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VOLUME 1, NO. 14 | 1 JULY 2011
Sailor gets 45 years for sex offenses By GREG SKINNER
Kitsap Navy News
Master at Arms Donald Jason Brown, 35, was sentenced last week to 45 years in prison after a military jury found the father of two and former stepfather of four guilty of raping one of his stepdaughters for years while plying her and other siblings with alcohol. The sentence was handed down by the same jury of 10 officers and enlisted Navy personnel that hours before found him guilty
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One of Naval Base Kitsap’s hybrid busses is part of the overall local Navy effort to reduce costs and improve the environment through regional transportation projects, capital projects and institutional philosophy. NAVY PHOTO/KITSAP NAVY NEWS
A greener ‘cruiser’
Naval Base Kitsap rolls out one of the state’s first hybrid buses, in effort to reduce fuel use, costs By Sarah Kehoe
Kitsap Navy News
itsap County Navy joins bases around the United States newly committed to “going green” by embracing alternative fuel to power planes, buses and cars. “It’s been a couple years now that we have adopted alternative fuels for our government vehicles and now we are looking into getting hybrid vehicles and buses,” said Leslie Yuenger, public affairs officer for NAVFAC Northwest. “We adopted this idea locally because we really believe that it was the right thing to do for our environment and our sailors.” There are many reasons why the Navy, U.S. Military and the Air Force switched from petroleum to alternative fuel. Some officers say engines run quieter with alternative fuel which is also safer for service men and women. In 2007, one out of every 24 fuel convoys in Afghanistan,
and one out of 38 in Iraq, led to a military fatality, according to an Army study examining the link between casualties and energy. Alternative fuel is also less harmful to the environment and saves money in the long run. “Whenever you build something you pay for it,” Yuenger said. “The Navy is required to make sure that the change we make has a high payback.” The Department of Defense uses more petroleum and energy than any other organization on the planet – around $13 billion to $18 billion per year. Getting rid of petroleum would cut back the cost and potentially decrease the United State’s dependency on oil, according to an army study. “This is important because saving means we are rightfully using our tax payer money,” Yuenger said. Although the green push is coming from the White House, not all of the Navy’s planet-friendly adoptions are done out of obligation. “These ideas are coming from the top down, but they are also bottom up goals,” Yuenger said. “We take our environmental stewardship very seriously because we believe it is the right thing to do.” Right now, the biofuel used in Kitsap County’s Base Supporting Vehicles (passenger and small trucks) &
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Navy Band NW entertains Bremerton Canadian and U.S. Army musicians join the ensemble BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) â€“ Navy Band Northwest played in the 20th annual International Military Band Concert at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center in Bremerton, June 18. The Navy Band teamed up with the Band of the 15th Field Regiment, from Vancouver, British Columbia; Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific, from Victoria, British Columbia; 204th Army Reserve Band, from Vancouver, Wash.; and the 56th Army Band from Joint Base Lewis-Mchord, Wash., for a two-hour concert. â€œThis is an outstanding collection of musicians,â€? said Lt. Patrick Sweeten, Director, Navy Band Northwest. â€œItâ€™s an incredible array of talent on stage
U.S. Navy Band Northwest performs at the 20th annual International Military Band Concert at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center June 18, 2011. U.S. Navy Band Northwest was accompanied by the Band of the 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery from British Columbia, The Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific, also from British Columbia, the 204th Army Reserve Band from Vancouver Washington, and the 56th Army Band from Joint Base Lewis-McChord Washington. This was the first time the concert was held in Kitsap County. U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS NATHAN LOCKWOOD and we were able to do a very high level of musicianship.â€? The bands were led by Lt. Patrick Sweeten, Navy
Band Northwest; Army Chief Warrant Officer Gregory Balvanz, 56th Army Band and Royal Canadian Capt. James
Tempest, Band of the 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery; Lt. Robert Byrne, Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific.
â€œPlaying, both with other American musicians and Canadian musicians, has been an absolute joy,â€? said Musician 1st Class James Randorff, Navy Band Northwestâ€™s string bassist. â€œIt really, really means a lot to have the community support, I really appreciate being able to put a face on the Navy.â€? The bands preformed a variety of instrumental and vocal compositions including, â€œO Canadaâ€? and the â€œStar Spangled Bannerâ€?, â€œShipmates,â€? â€œSuperman Marchâ€? and a piece from the movie â€œHow to Train Your Dragonâ€? to a crowd of more than 700 members of the Kitsap County community. â€œIt was fantastic. Any time you can have 90 pieces of music (musicians) sounding like one itâ€™s great,â€? said George Kuhr, concert attendee and Bremerton local. â€œI think itâ€™s one of the best uses of our tax money, it brings to us, in this area, bands that we normally couldnâ€™t have and contributes a lot to the community.â€? According to Sweeten,
normally a concert of this magnitude, where five bands come together and play as one band would take months of rehearsal, but these bands came together with very little practice. â€œThatâ€™s the amazing part, this group has been in rehearsal for two days,â€? said Sweeten. â€œWhen you have a collection such as this you can compress a lot of learning into a very short amount of time.â€? Playing with other bands from America and Canada gave the members of Navy Band Northwest a chance to share skills and see another perspective of what it means to be a musician. â€œThese musicians are all professionals, every time they put the instrument up to their face they are trying to do their utmost to represent their respective countries,â€? said Sweeten. â€œThis evolution allows us to share experiences across the border and across services, and honestly we learned a little about ourselves.â€?
Old bombs, busy SEALS and repaired ships Navy bomb coveted A 140-year-old U.S. Navy Parrott Shell has been a village and family heirloom in the Southeast Alaska Native village of Kake since the Navy
CHATTER shelled and burned the Tlingit village in 1869, shortly after the U.S. took possession of Alaska. Last week, officials inspected the 121-inch-long shell
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which had been in several village homes over the 132 years since the attack and determined to be unsafe. Village elders refused to give up the shell. â€œWe are erring on the side of caution and safety for the tribe. But we want to turn it over to the bomb squad formally, in our own way. They will have to admit that it is Department of Navy ordnance (from) 1869. It is a real part of evidence of Alaska natives
encounters with the U.S. Navy back in those days,â€? Kake elder and magistrate Michael Jackson told the Juneau Empire.
SEALs to be busy Defense analysts say that the coming drawdown of combat troops in Afghanistan will spur more use of special operations teams. While big units of traditional infantry fighters can effect â€œrank and fileâ€? insurgents, said the Virginia Pilot. â€œDismantling a Taliban cell requires taking out its leaders, and thatâ€™s where
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Port Royal returns to active service The USS Port Royal (USS-CG73), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, is ready to return to service after years in the yard following the February 2009 grounding near the Honolulu International Airport. The shipâ€™s sonar dome was repaired and rudders replaced along with some repair of the hull. The CO, XO and two others received nonjudicial punishment for grounding the billiondollar ship.
Long wait over for veteran A three-tour Navy veteran was buried at sea
last week, a year after he died. The family of George Honeycutt told First Coast News they took some excpetion to the delay following his June 2010 death after the Navy said the wait for the sea service would be four months. â€œI donâ€™t know if it is appropriate or not. My sister said we killed a terrorist and buried him at sea almost immediately; weâ€™ve been waiting for almost a year,â€? David Honeycutt told First Coast News. Honeycutt was finally sent aboard the USS. Oakhill, home ported in Virginia, for the burial at sea service. Active duty members, retirees and veterans who were honorably discharged are eligible for the sea service along with U.S. civilian marine personnel of the Military Sealift Command and dependent family members of active duty personnel, retirees, and veterans.
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Kitsap Navy News
Naval Base Kitsap is to receive $135 million for infrastructure and capital projects according to U.S. Senator Patty Murray, the senior member of the Military Construction Appropriations
Subcommittee. The money, announced by Murray Tuesday, comes as part of a $500 million appropriation for military bases through out Washington state and was included in the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2012. “Ensuring that military installations across the state of Washington have the resources they need to effectively carry out their missions is critical to the defense of not just our local
Where it goes The $135 million in funding will go to: • $78 million: second explosives wharf at Bangor communities, but the nation as a whole,” said Murray. “This funding makes significant investments in our military facilities and technologies that will help service members adjust to changing missions and meet the great demands that come with multiple military engage-
• $25 million: security facility • $17 million: vehicle barriers to protect the waterfront restricted at NBK Bangor • $13 million: PSNS drydock ments.” Broken down, the funding primarily supports projects at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor. The financing covers $25 million for security force facility and $17 million for vehicle barriers to protect the waterfront restricted area at NBK Bangor.
Murray said $78 million has been made available for the second explosives handling wharf. The wharf, which has not received final approval for construction, was already funded to $750 million and is currently in the final phase of environmental review. The announced $78 million is part of the total approved cost and is not actually new, said Murray spokesperson Evan Miller. Also included is $13 million for the first phase of a dry dock water treatment facility at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Injured Kitsap Child center construction resumes veterans to join Unstalled project will outdoor events serve many By Sarah Kehoe
Kitsap Navy News
Kitsap County veterans aren’t letting injuries from war keep them still. Many are joining forces with around 2.3 million injured veterans in the United States to attend Camp Patriot this July. The camp hosts different activities and events for veterans to participate in including climbing, white-water rafting, hunting and fishing. “The goal of this program is to offer encouragement and opportunities to injured veterans,” said Alex VanSteen, veterans guide at Camp Patriot. “These men and women are inspiring people and have gone through a lot to ensure “These participants we continue to have great opportunities in our counare warriors at try.” heart and they The Seahawks are teamlove a challenge.... ing with Camp Patriot to You want to keep host a charity fundraiser 9 at Century Link challenging them July Field (formerly Qwest to keep that Field). The team first warrior spirit alive.” became involved with the organization in 2007. “We want to make – Bill Clark, Camp Patriot enough money for Camp Patriot to be able to answer all of the calls that come in,” said Mike Flood, vice president of community relations for the Seahawks and Sounders FC. “Our goal is to let them know they can still get out there and accomplish things and recapture the same spirit they had.” Camp Patriot’s events have always been popular. “I think our organization has been very well received and we have been successful in what we set out to do,” VanSteen said. “I think our events are really important because, not only are we recognizing our veterans, we all have been going through a ten-year war and it’s good to remind ourselves of who is out there serving for us.” This year, three injured veterans will take part in Camp Patriot’s Mount Rainier Summit Challenge July 11-14. “These participants are warriors at heart and they love a challenge,” said Bill Clark, board secretary and treasurer of Camp Patriot. “They started getting challenged from the day they joined the military, until the day they got injured. You want to keep challenging them to keep that warrior spirit alive.”
BREMERTON (NNS) – The area next to Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton’s softball field was once meant to be the site for a new Child Development Center, and after a temporary delay that stalled construction in the area, the center will now be finished. “The Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton Child Development Center will serve the Bremerton Naval family for many years to come and is a testament to the Bremerton Public Works Department’s flexibility and innovation in delivering to the command this highly sought project under difficult conditions,” Capt. Pat Rios, the commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest. After the original foundation was put down, the construction company actually built the Child
Contractors put the first module for the new Child Development Center in its place on Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton. U.S. NAVY PHOTO / MC2 WALTER WAYMAN Development Center off base in eleven separate modules. Starting back in May, these modules were transported onto the base on large vehicles. The modular construction of the building means once it is assembled, the project will finish rather quickly. The purpose of this building is to “increase the capacity of childcare. When we can increase capacity, the waiting time for getting children into these centers decreases,” said Deborah Robins,
the regional child and youth program manager. She added the center will have a developmental curriculum and like all Navy centers will focus on becoming educationally accredited once it’s open. Navylifepnw.com is a website focusing on military bases in the
Pacific Northwest, and any eligible families can go there to enroll their children into the Child Development Centers in the area. The registration is on a first come, first served basis, but when the new center is finished it should open up the door to a lot more families.
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Establish a tough public norm The less-than-human crime exposed in last week’s child rape court-martial of Donald J. Brown, a Navy policeman, provided a second narrative that speaks harshly of something pervasive in all levels of society – in this case the Navy. During Jury selection, at least 80 percent of the officers and enlisted members disclosed personal connection to a sexual assault victim or alleged perpetrator. Two jurors were let go for perceived or actual bias against Brown because of that relationship to sex crimes. Some of that GREG connection to sex crimes was SKINNER through back-home lives, but several seated jurors spoke of victims or alleged perpetrators within in the Navy. The inarguable proximity of Navy personnel to sex crimes makes sense considering the recidivism rate of rapists and child molesters – 5.3 percent and 15 percent respectively. A current trend in American justice regarding sex crimes is short sentences gained through plea bargains after a stint in one or two of several private rehab facilities. Part of a sentence for any crime is to reestablish public norms. The Jury found Brown guilty of a heinous crime but gave him only 45 years with an option to get out after ten. They had the chance to send a sick criminal away for life without parole for his weekly raping of a child under his care from age 11 through 14. They should have.
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Family trips, forgotten photos Last week, we took our family on a trip to Boston. Dustin said it was to celebrate summer. We knew what he really had in mind: his favorite baseball team, the San Diego Padres, was playing the Red Sox at Fenway. Our first stop, however, was Harvard and the Museum of Natural History, where I might have set a record for the speediest walk through any set of exhibits. (Here’s my imitation of Lindell at the museum: “Mom, look at the giraffe! Mom, come look at the moose! Mom, I’m in the other room now; come look at the monkeys! Mom, I’m back at the giraffe! Mom! Where are you?”) The good news was that what would have been a $36-admission was free for us, thanks to a partnership between Blue Star Families and the National Endowment for the Humanities, which has arranged free admission for military families to more than 600 museums across the country from Memorial Day to Labor Day. On our way into the museum, I took a picture of Ford, 10, and Lindell, 4, standing in front of the bones of a DoDo bird. It was a staged picture not unlike hundreds of others that families have stored away in shoeboxes and on hard drives. The boys were posed, arms folded across their chest, and on their faces, the most unnatural, contrived smiles. As soon as I snapped the picture, I thought of all the similar photographs of me and my brothers: standing at the Grand Canyon, by a farm in Missouri, on a beach in Florida. Those moments
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were but a mere blink, the rest of the vacations largely forgotAVY ten. I stared at my camera and ISE was sad. The boys – in parARAH ticular, Lindell – ran off, and I was left with the picture. I MILEY thought: Someday the boys will be grown, and all I will have is this. Next came the aforementioned chasing Lindell, but also many attempts at keeping the boys away from the gift shop (which wouldn’t be free). When we left the museum, it was sprinkling. We got on the wrong subway (or “T”) line several times, went the wrong direction, and finally emerged from the belly of Boston onto the streets outside Fenway Park to a total downpour. There were a few tense moments where we fought about who was not carrying their share of backpacks, sweatshirts and cameras (answer: everyone except me). Then there was that hasty decision when I bought expensive ponchos that were really just white trash bags (this after Dustin said, “Let’s buy a box of cheap trash bags to use as ponchos,” and I said, “I’m not wearing a trash bag to the game!”). When we got to Fenway, the game was delayed. We left to find lunch at a burger joint Dustin had heard about. Only, we walked one block too far south and west in the rain. By the time we found Tasty Burger, we were basically right back where we had started.
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Family docs graduate NHB residency
BREMERTON, WASH. (NNS) – Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Puget Sound Medicine Residency held the Family Medicine Resident Graduation Ceremony on June 24. The majority of Family Medicine Third Year Residents ship out to various duty stations while most of the Family Medicine First Year Residents continue their training at NHB. “This ceremony is our recognition of how accomplished and gifted these graduates are. They have worked harder than most people can imagine. I am completely confident in their abilities and in their characters. They are ready to take on the challenges of Navy Medicine and lead our future,” said Cmdr. David R. Congdon, Medical Corps, NHB program director, Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency. Congdon shared a list of the program’s accomplishments over the past several years, which include
Medical corps Family Medicine Third Year Residents with upcoming duty stations are, Lt. Kathryn R. Hunt, Medical Corps, US Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan; Lt. Shannon H. Phibbs, MC, USNH Agana, Guam; Lt. Gregory L. Pirkl, MC, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), homeported out of Bremerton, Wash.; Lt. Donald J. Setter, MC, Naval Branch Health Clinic, Atsugi, the residents consistently achieving the highest intraining board exam scores as compared to other Navy Family Medicine programs. NHB also consistently scored well above the national average out of the 452 accredited family medicine residencies. “This residency is the most competitive program. More trainees compete for positions here than any other program in the Navy. Our specialty board exam pass rate is the highest of the Navy programs. Our residency recently received the highest possible accreditation of five years from the American Council on Graduate
Medical Education,” said Congdon. “The ACGME accreditation for five years is a big deal and a huge accomplishment that speaks volumes on how good our program is,” said Capt. Mark E. Brouker, NHB commanding officer. Providing graduate-level medical education for family physicians is the primary command objective for the Puget Sound Medicine Residency program, along with caring and improving the health of all eligible beneficiaries served through patient-centered care, as well as continuing to execute the demands of Mission Readiness.
Japan; Lt. Christa M. Thomasma, MC, Naval Hospital Lemoore, Calif.; and Lt. Richard B. Thompson, MC, Naval Health Clinic Quantico, Va. Family Medicine First Year Residents continuing their residency programs are Lt. Cmdr. Eric C. Peterson, MC; Lt. Adam T. Waterman, MC, Lt. Jonathan D. Wildi, MC; and Lt. David J. Zelinskas, MC. Lt. David E. Pike, MC, will attend Flight Surgery school at Pensacola, Fla. “I was sitting in these chairs 16 years ago. When I joined the military and went through medical school and then residency, we were not a nation at war. But that is not true today. Today is about the future...your future,” said guest speaker Capt. Sara M. Kass, MC, Assistant Deputy Chief for the Wounded, Ill and Injured program for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. “You are leaders committed to your role in family medicine. You have honed your skills clinically and have to have the same dedication in being a leader,” said Kass, noting that leaders in the medical
community combine vision with deep convictions, selfconfidence, courage, integrity and decency. “The officers we are honoring are the most competitive, mature selfstarters in family medicine. They are uniquely gifted individuals who have made a commitment to serving our country,” said Congdon. “There is the very high likelihood that over half our residents here today will be off to a war zone to help save the heroes of our nation,” Brouker commented. “They all have volunteered themselves to be put in harm’s way. They are truly the best of the best.”
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USS Carr visits famed Russian port Sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) render honors to the Russian navy diesel-electric submarine St. Petersburg (677) as Carr enters the Port of St. Petersburg June 28, 2011. Carr is on a scheduled three-month deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
The visit to St. Petersburg is part of friendship tour ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (NNS) – Guide-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) pulled into St. Petersburg, Russia, as part of a series of scheduled port visits to strengthen the bonds between the U.S. and partner countries, June 28. During the visit, Carr’s crew will meet with senior Russian military leaders, participate in a wreath laying ceremony at Piskarevskoye Cemetery, attend the International Maritime Defense Show and support the 70th anniversary of the World War II “Operation Dervish” polar convoy. Operation Dervish was the first of the Arctic Convoys in which the Western Allies supplied material aid to the Soviet Union in its fight against Nazi Germany.
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“The crew of Carr and I are honored to have this opportunity to visit your beautiful city,” said Cmdr. Patrick E. Kulakowski, commanding officer of Carr, during a press conference held pier side shortly after arriving. “St. Petersburg has a rich culture that goes back more than 840 years; by understanding the history and culture of each nation, we will be able to build strong ties between Russia and the United States.” Kulakowski continued touch-
Navy moves toward greener technology SAN DIEGO (NNS) – Members of the California Energy Commission Monday toured shore facilities in Navy Region Southwest to strengthen commitments and ties with the Navy regarding renewable energies.
The group toured Naval Base Coronado and Naval Amphibious base Coronado. Energy efficient commodities such as solar powered street lamps and training classrooms that use green energy were a few of the main draws.
ing on the affluent history between Russia and the United States, and how they shared naval hero, Adm. John Paul Jones. Jones moved to Russia after numerous exploits earned him the honor of being considered the “father of the United States Navy,” where he performed admirably in naval battles against the Turkish navy as he also did in the American Revolutionary War. He then spoke about Operation Dervish and how the Arctic convoy sailed
“Today was an opportunity to have some people from the California energy commission come and visit the Navy and discuss energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities in the state of California and an opportunity to show up close the Navy’s projects and installations,” said Bernie Lindsey, Navy Region Southwest utilities program manager. Of interest to the group were the Navy’s photovolta-
from Hvalfjordur, Iceland to Arkhangelsk in just ten days to provide vital supplies to Russia in their fight against the Nazis. “Visits such as this, and the visit of (Russian) RFS Admiral Chabanenko (DD 650) to Norfolk, Va., helps us strengthen ties and ensures a prosperous and safe maritime environment for the entire world,” said Kulakowski. Carr’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation committee organized many opportunities and tours that include the Peter and Paul
ic systems that convert heat from the sun into electricity, solar panels located on top of streetlights and long-term parking. “We wanted to see the Navy’s energy facilities and its commitment to renewable and energy efficiency and look for ways we can work together on that,” said Dr. Robert Weisenmiller, California Energy Commission chair. “What was most impressive was the Navy’s dedication on
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Fortress, the first permanent structure in St. Petersburg; and Hermitage, Russia’s largest museum. They will also tour the Russian Naval Museum and conduct a community relations project at a local orphanage. “In my six months onboard, I have never seen the crew more excited about a liberty port,” said Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate Kenneth Feagin, Carr’s acting command senior chief. “The passageways buzz with Sailors talking about the different tours they would like to take and historical sites they would like to see. What astonishes me the most is that even though this is their first liberty port in 14 days, there is a lot of excitement and participation in all the command events.” Following the press conference, Carr Sailors held a reception aboard for St. Petersburg officials and Senior Russian and French military leaders. Carr is on a three-month deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
trying to get the energy use down and the renewable energy production up.” The Navy and the state of California have been working together for many years to help develop and implement green technologies throughout its shore facilities within the state. “Some of the stuff we’ve seen so far resulted from the partnership we have,” said Weisenmiller. “We do a lot of research and development and we need
someplace to test those products and this is a good opportunity down here.” As the Navy continues to implement renewable energy in its existing facilities, it is also looking into the future as new projects begin construction. The Navy is partnering with state agencies around the country to reduce energy usage and increase renewable and green production, both at sea and at shore-based facilities.
In seine race, Navy bests Coast Guard Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) compete in a seine boat race with sailors assigned to USS Constitution and U.S. Coast Guardsmen June 25, 2011. U.S. NAVY
Gloucester residents delighted by competition
PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS BRIAN GOODWIN
GLOUCESTER, MASS. (NNS) – Sailors from USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) competed with fellow Sailors from USS Constitution and the U.S. Coast Guard in a seine boating race off the coast of Gloucester, Mass., during Oak Hill’s port visit, June 25. Oak Hill’s sailors viewed the competition, where 12 member crews row in an “out and back” race, as a way of building good
team spirit with themselves and the opposing teams.
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Equipment is B20, a biodiesel blend of 80 percent ultra low sulfur diesel and 20 percent B100, which is 100 percent biodiesel fuel. The Navy uses E85 in their equipment, which consists of forklifts, heavy trucks, construction equipment and some cranes. The fuel is provided through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contract and must meet ASTM fuel specification rules. The B100 used in the blend must be derived solely from either virgin or used vegetable oils. Biodiesel derived from animal fats or tallows is not allowed for used. The Navy limits the use to a 20 percent blend based on vehicle manufacturer’s engine warranty guidance. Biodiesel is used in order to reduce our petroleum consumption and to meet the goals of set by the Secretary of the Navy. Yuenger believes the green movement will continue to grow because it extends beyond the Navy. “It seems people from all over the United States are doing what they can to reduce cost and lighten our footprints on the world,” she said. “The people who work here are watching out for our friends and our community by adopting these ideas. The Navy is part of the community too; we drink what you drink and breathe what you breathe. “We want to take care of the people and places we protect.”
of seven out of 14 charges of violating six codes of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. A conviction required two-thirds of the jury. The four-day trial was conducted at Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton. Brown is eligible for parole after serving 10 years of his sentence, according to Lt. Cmdr. Dan Peck of Regional Legal Services Office. Brown was not confined prior to or during the trial but his prison term began immediately after sentencing, when he was sent to the brig aboard Bangor until he is transferred to another government facility, according to Peck. The jury deliberated for nearly seven hours before determining that Brown was guilty of raping his stepdaughter from the ages of 11-15. Brown was also found guilty of aggravated sexual assault, child endangerment and indecent liberties. The verdict required seven of 10 jurors to find Brown guilty beyond reasonable doubt on the charges for which he was convicted. Brown was acquitted on several assault and lewd acts charges associated with the prosecution. In addition to the years in prison, Brown will receive a dishonorable discharge and was reduced in rank to E-1 for the years in prison. Brown’s sex crimes occurred shortly after marring his victim’s mother in
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Minmar, Calif., while the mother was gone to work as a nightshift nurse. Brown’s primary victim, now 17, was unable to testify during the first day of the three-day trial last week. On her second attempt, with a victim’s advocate at her side, Brown’s victim gave a full accounting of the years of abuse. Three siblings also testified to years of drinking with their stepfather who taught them all drinking games. Brown and the victim’s mother moved to Bainbridge Island after he was transferred to Naval Base Kitsap to work at Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific Bangor. Brown had no prior criminal record, but had a non-judicial history of Captain’s Mast in Bahrain for sexual harassment and once lost his computer privileges aboard the USS Nimitz for viewing pornographic images of adult women, according to courtroom testimony.
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SMILEY | FROM PAGE 4 Finally, after lunch, we were at the game. In the rain. There would be no more pictures. At one point, during another rain delay, Lindell said (far too loudly), “Do you think Stephen King is here today? Because I’d like to give him a hug,” proving once again that you can take the kid out of Bangor, but not the Bangor out of the kid. In Bangor, a boy can feel like he knows everyone. But we were in the big city now. Did Lindell not notice that, unlike at home, we had not passed a single familiar face on the streets of Boston? Maybe it was for the best. All that rain and all those delays, however, did not stop us from spending a portion of the boys’ college tuition on snacks, ice cream and water. (Wait, didn’t we just eat lunch?) We dragged ourselves back to the hotel where there was no indoor pool (Hey Dustin, don’t you know that is the kids’ favorite part?) and fell into bed to sleep. The next morning, we woke up to do it all again, this time at the New England
pete. “We were so delighted to hear that our military was going to put on some great entertainment by taking on one of our favorite traditions in Gloucester and making it an event for them to compete in,” said Nina Goodick, a Gloucester resident. The Oak Hill Sailors won the competition, but made new friends in the process. “There was no shame in losing because at the end of the day we’re all winners,” said U.S. Coast Guardsman Ryan Boatman, from Gloucester, Mass. “We came out, we had fun with our brethren, and we get to enjoy the city together. There couldn’t be a better end to this game than that.”
Aquarium, which does not participate in the free-for-military museums program. When I heard our total admission price, I knew what was ahead of me: Dustin would get his money’s worth by reading every last sentence on every plaque, and I would chase Lindell through the museum while acting as a human clothing rack holding everyone’s shed rain gear. But first we had to find the parking garage. Dustin passed it twice, prompting the “audience” in the backseat to yell “This time, try a little bit harder” (Ford) and “Use the force, Dad!” (Owen). Lindell (un) helpfully added, “Didn’t we just pass this a minute ago?” At lunch, I looked over at Dustin and smiled. We were both exhausted and broke. Were these the moments my childhood vacation photos left out? Were these the times we had forgotten? If so, well, Dustin and I, we will always have that posed photo at the free museum in front of the DoDo bird. And I suspect that will be enough. – Sarah Smiley is a syndicated columnist, author and Navy wife. Her column appears weekly in the Kitsap Navy News.
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Sailors net tax-free bonuses at sea The Navy touts its investment in nuclear engineers USS ENTERPRISE, AT SEA (NNS) â€“ Sailors from the Engineering and Reactor departments aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) conducted their biggest group reenlistment on June 24 with 13 sailors receiving more than $1 million in tax-free bonus money. The sailors, from six divisions of both Engineering and Reactor departments, reenlisted in a ceremony and were presented with a ceremonial check for $1,037,665.90 â€“ the total of their reenlistment bonuses combined. Theyâ€™ll receive that money tax-free because the reenlistment took place in the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet Area of
Operations (AOR), which is designated as a tax-exempt combat zone. â€œIt was a lot of paperwork to make this happen,â€? said Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jeremy B. Carrell, who helped organize the group reenlistment. â€œWe were having a hard time reenlisting and getting bonuses while in a tax-free zone, but thanks to the Executive Officer and Command Master Chief â€™s open door policies, we were able to sort through it. I really canâ€™t thank them enough.â€? The bonuses may be big, but so is the workload. The Engineering and Reactor departments are responsible for keeping some of the most vital systems operating. â€œWe are the heart and soul of a ship. Propulsion. Power. Water. Steam. We give the ship the ability to do her mission,â€? said Master Chief Machinistâ€™s Mate Cameron R. Cuskey, the Reactor Department master chief. â€œI went through two and a half
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Dispelling the myths associated with VA Loans By The Legacy Group | Commentary A variety of false assumptions fly about daily in relation to Veteran Administration loan programs. But, the bottom line is that the VA loan program is set up to benefit the veteran with more flexibility than some realize. The most common false assumptions include, the only term offered is a 30 year fixed loan; that the VA does not allow for a down payment; that a veteran can only use their eligibility one time and that a veteran cannot have more than one VA loan simultaneously. Other false ideas floating through the stratosphere are that there is a 10% disability factor needed to avoid the upfront funding fee; the upfront funding fee cannot be paid in cash; a VA loan cannot be used for a jumbo priced purchase; VA allows very little contributions or sales concessions from a seller on a purchase and finally, that no one other than the veteran can use the veteranâ€™s eligibility. Reality is slightly different than word on the street or aboard Naval Base Kitsap which is easily countered with facts such as these; a VA loan can be given to anyone eligible, including the veteran and a spouse of a veteran who died on active duty or in connection with a service related injury until that spouse re-marries; loan programs include a 15 or a 30 year fixed term and an adjustable rate mortgage program for which a VA borrower can make a down payment, as long as they can show the ability to do so. Furthermore, a down payment is actually required when a veteran purchases a home that requires the loan amount to be above $417,000 â€“ in Kitsap County. In addition, the
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â€œI really enjoyed our tour of the USS Ingraham,â€? said Ensign Yumi Arai, JMSDF, â€œWe have ships that are very similar, and it was interesting to see the small differences, such as those in sonar control, and the placement of the Mk 38 weapon system.â€? While in Seattle, the officer trainees received courtesy calls by the Commander and ViceCommander to dignitaries in Washington State, participated in a wreath laying at the Washington State War Memorial and visited the War Memorial of Japanese Americans.
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The exercise imagined a fuel slick off of Whidbey Island OAK HARBOR, WASH (NNS) â€“ Naval Air Station Whidbey Island hosted the full-scale, government led, multi-agency exercise, US-CAN Salish Sea 2011 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program, aboard Seaplane Base, Wash., June 22-23. More than 200 drill participants from the Navy, Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology, Environmental Protection Agency and other federal, state and local entities partnered to conduct a â€œspillâ€? in the waters west of Whidbey Island, providing an opportunity to improve preparedness by validating information and procedures within the Northwest area contingency plans. â€œSuccess is about collaboration,â€? said Capt. Scott J. Ferguson, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound and NPREPâ€™s federal on-scene commander. â€œWith this scenario we learn to come together as a community. Itâ€™s important to all of us; we live here too.â€? Dale Jensen, the program manager for the Department of Ecology Spills Program said NPREP is one of the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act
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Plebes in the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2015 stand at attention and begin memorizing portions of â€œReef Pointsâ€? while reporting to the schoolâ€™s campus on Induction Day (Minus One) June 29, 2011. The new 4th class midshipmen will be officially sworn in June 30, the beginning of Plebe Summer, six-weeks of training intended to transition the students from civilian to military life. U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 1ST CLASS CHAD RUNGE
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This cruiser was a bruiser USS New Orleans earned 16 battle stars in World War II The second ship to bear the name of the Louisiana city, the cruiser USS New Orleans (CA-32) was built at New York Navy Yard and commissioned on Feb. 15, 1934. The cruiser dispatched less than what modern destroyers do at 9,950 tons. It was 588 feet long, nearly 62 feet wide and had a draft of 19.5 feet. The cruiser could skim the world’s oceans at 32.7 knots top speed. Its crew size was 708 men. It bristled with nine, eight-inch guns and eight, five-inch guns. It was the lead ship of its class. The vessel made a shakedown cruise to Northern Europe around June 1934 under the command of Capt. Allen Reed. On July 5, she rendezvoused with the USS Houston and embarked President Franklin aboard for a cruise through the Panama Canal to then meet up with the blimp Macon for exercises off California. In 1935, she made her first visit to her namesake city and then joined Cruiser Division Six for a year of operations in the Eastern Pacific. Until the U.S. entered World War II, she would alternate steaming between the West Coast, East Coast and the Caribbean. The ship was moored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7 1941. The ship was taking power and light from the pier while her engines were under repair when the Japanese swarmed in. When the shipyard’s power went out, the New Orleans’s engineers tried to raise steam aboard using flashlights to beam the way. Topside her crew fired rifles and pistols at the attacking enemy. Though guns had to be worked manually, within 10 minutes all her anti-aircraft batteries were in operation. A number of the ship’s crew were injured when a fragmentation bomb exploded close aboard. By January 1942, she was in San Francisco getting new radar and guns installed. She then sailed for Brisbane, Australia, escorting a troop convoy. On April 11, the cruiser was assigned to the carrier USS Yorktown’s task force which joined a cruiser-destroyer group. They won the Battle of Coral Sea, occurring May 7-8. The battle drove back a Japanese thrust which threatened Australia and New Zealand’s seaborne supply lines. The mighty duel was not without risk – the carrier USS Lexington was mortally wounded. The New Orleans stood by the vessel, with the crewmen diving into the waters to rescue injured Lexington crew. The New Orleans then operated as a
Port bow view of the USS New Orleans as she entered Tulagi harbor about 8 hours after being struck by a torpedo on December 1, 1942 which cost the ship her bow from the forward turret on. U.S. NAVY PHOTO FROM THE COLLECTION OF FRED OVERMAN FAMILY. screening vessel for the USS Enterprise in the Battle of the Midway. Three of the four Japanese carriers involved were sunk as well as the U.S. Navy carrier Yorktown. Thus, the cruiser had been involved in two decisive battles that stopped the southward and eastward movement of the Japanese and crippled her naval air force. The ship helped Marines trying to gain a foothold on Guadalcanal. When the USS Saratoga was torpedoed on Aug. 31, the New Orleans was assigned to guide her safe return to Pearl Harbor. She was back in the South Pacific by November, where she joined four other cruisers and six destroyers in the Battle of Tassafronga in the Solomon Islands. During the battle, the New Orleans ran through the track of a torpedo, which ripped through her bow. The crew fashioned an ersatz bow of coconut logs and steamed for Sydney, Australia for repairs. On March 1943, she got underway for Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton where a new bow was fitted and all battle damage repaired. On Oct. 6, she was back off Wake Island doing bombardment. She spent the rest of the year helping to do pre-invasion bombardments of the Gilbert and Marshall Islands. On Dec. 4, she guarded the new USS Lexington after it was torpedoed and forced to retreat to Pearl Harbor. In early 1944, she was involved in action around the Kwajalein Atoll, which saw a task force sink a light cruiser, a destroyer, a trawler and a submarine chaser. During the landings at Hollandia, New Guinea on April 22, a disabled airplane off the USS Yorktown flew directly into the New Orlean’s main mast, hitting several gun mounts as it fell into the sea, exploding on impact. One crew member was killed and another badly injured. But the New Orleans steamed on, patrolling and
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Charleston Gate closed July 9-10 Charleston gate will be temporarily closed during repairs from 6 a.m., 09 July 11 to 4 p.m, 10 July 11. Traffic will be diverted to Naval Gate which will be designated the main ECP during that timeframe. Additionally, Montgomery Gate will be opened from 0500-1930 due to high volume of traffic during the PSNS shift changes affected.
NAVMAG hosts ‘Deer Run’ event This weekend, Jefferson County Sheriff Tony Hernandez will be kicking off a community favorite on Naval Magazine Indian Island. On Saturday, Jul 2, NAVMAG will host a 5 Kilometer, 3.1 mile, terrain course that has been established on the southern end of the Indian Island through forested area for runners. Runners will meet at Crane Point, then walk up the hill to the 5K terrain course. The race will begin at 10 a.m. Runners and walkers will be able to enter the main gate at 9 a.m. Anyone registering the day of the race will need to be at the main gate at 8:30 a.m. to allow for the registration process. A shorter, more accessible route will also be provided for those with special needs, pushing strollers, or just want to walk with their pets on a leash. The public can register online at www.active.com, then search for Deer Run.
This event is open to the public and to all age groups. No cameras, please. The entry fee is $20 with T-shirt, or $14 without T-shirt. For ages 16 and under, the fee is $14 with T-shirt, and FREE without T-shirt. Same day registration is an additional $2; cash only. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each men’s and women’s age divisions. For more information on this event, contact Aubrey Reed (360) 396-5227.
Support your local food bank Local food banks need your help! Please join us in the “Feds Feed Families” campaign. Children and families are in great need of donated food this summer. CNIC is working with DoD and OPM to meet a goal of 2 million pounds of food donated. Bring non-perishable items and place them in the donation containers at Naval Base Chapels (Bangor and Jackson Park), Chaplains Office (Bremerton) and NEX (Bangor and Bremerton). This food drive will run through 31 August. Contact Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Johnson (360) 476-2183, Naval Base Kitsap Chapel Staff Bangor at (360) 396-6005 or Naval Base Kitsap Chapel Staff Bremerton at (360) 4762183.
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Indian Island Deer Run: open to the public. Registration: www.active. com and search Deer Run Port Hadlock.
Parenting Young Children. For parents of children ages 5 and under. Mondays through July 18, 1-3:30 pm, 6-week class, Bldg. 97,Keyport
JULY 4 Summer Safety Kickoff at Camp McKean: 1-4 p.m., life-jacket fittings, crafts,informational handouts and giveaways. 360-315-2131
JULY 7 Deployment: “HOMECOMING DAY” 10 a.m.-noon, Jackson Park Community Support Facility.
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BremertonRecreation Center. 360-476-3178 Sequim Lavender Festival. Register by July 11. (myFFR #5411197B)
JULY 18 End-of-School Pajama Bowl: Bremerton Rec Center, 6-11 pm. 360-476-3178
JULY 23 Mt. St. Helens Tour: Register by July 21. (myFFR#4411205B) 360-476-3178
JULY 23 Mt. Townsed Day Hike: Price includes round trip transportation and experienced guides. Register by July 22 (my FFR # 4411205B) 360-535-5919
JULY 5 Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band: NBK Bremerton Parade Field. Beer garden and family activities. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show begins at 8p.m. More info at www.navylifepnw. com or 360-476-3178. Intro to Sea Kayaking: Includes all equipment, qualified instructor andtransportation to the open-water portion of theclass. 360-315-2137
Actor and musician Gary Sinise brings his Lt. Dan Band to the NBK Parade Field in celebration of the nation’s birthday with sailors and service members on July 5. COURTESY PHOTO
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