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Underwater warfare ranges expanding By GREG SKINNER Kitsap Navy News

Following eight years of public process, the U.S. Navy made final their plans to expand the Keyport Range Complex serving Naval Underwater Warfare Division needs locally and along the Pacific Coast. Acting on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy, Roger Natsuhara, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, last week signed an expansion plan that adds more than 1,800 square nautical miles to the existing range complex into its final and binding form.

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Colby Waddington, 3, left, wrangles a fistful of “little fishes” from one of the fun tanks at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport Wednesday. Each Wednesday through August the museum hosts hundreds of families for art and science based activities. GREG SKINNER \ KITSAP NAVY NEWS

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Volunteer docent John Votkobek paints a sea turtle on the cheek of Preston Tindal Wednesday during the Naval Undersea Museum’s weekly Summer Fun Wednesday activities. GREG SKINNER \ KITSAP NAVY NEWS

Weekly water fun Undersea museum delivers water-based family fun and science By GREG SKINNER Kitsap Navy News

Brady Waddington’s favorite thing from his visit to the Keyport Under Sea Museum Wednesday was playing with the “ginormous fish.” As if following a sibling code, his younger bother Colby liked the “little fishes.”

Both were among hundreds of families that take weekly advantage of the museum’s annual Wednesday water-based arts and science activities created for families during the peak of summer. During the previous week’s fun day the museum counted 345 families that visited. “It’s a little above average,” said Valerie Johnson, program coordinator. The one-day-a-week program runs through the end of August. Johnson said the program changes some activities weekly, such as the “fish-print” T-shirts made by children last week, and this week’s porthole project that helps kids create ship portals on paper plates through which images from the children’s imaginations appear in paint. Other weeks it’s science based demonstra-

tions – simpler hands-on science that kids can do themselves. Johnson said her favorite project is the “ocean in the bottle.” It’s a lot of prep, but the families love it, she said. Using water, oil, food coloring, rocks, glitter and little fish, kids create little oceans to take home. Helping the museum carryout the mission of fun are a group of teenage docents doing everything from directing families to painting children’s faces with a selection of sea life. “I’m so glad they are here,” Johnson said. The docents have two additional projects themselves before the summer ends. Each will design and build a remotely operated

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Hybrid testing underway at Bangor and San Diego Results could determine Navy-wide use BANGOR (NNS) – Testing of diesel-powered hybrid vehicle technology for possible deployment to Navy and Marine Corps bases worldwide officially started June 15 by Navy engineers in San Diego and Bangor, Wash. The program kicked

off with the May 12 delivery of two vehicles to the NAVFAC Southwest Coastal Integrated Product Team in San Diego. A second pair of trucks was pressed into service in June with the recycling team in Bangor, Wash. The Navy has com-

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The trough-loader system on a test truck undergoes an inspection. The test truck will support regional recycling initiatives at installations in the Silverdale, Wash., area as part of a hybrid demonstration study. PHOTO BY CHRIS SHIRES /

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hybrid system, which works by charging an onboard gas accumulator. Hybrid electric systems will reduce noise, allowing quiet engine-off operation at low speeds or idling for work modes. This not only enhances environmental quality of life but also improves safety and productivity. The hybrid trucks’ regenerative braking system will significantly eliminate the use of a conventional brake system. This not only avoids the downtime and cost of brake replacement, but it also avoids the fine particulate matter generated with each application of the brakes, better protecting air and water resources. Test data will be released to other Department of Defense components and federal government organizations by 2012.

ing is expected to remain in the hundreds annually for the next few years.

Rock’em Sock’em Two twenty-something civilians working at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor argued then got into a scrap shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday morning. One, knocked out the other and was arrested by Kitsap County Sheriff deputies for fourth degree assault.


Naval communications and endangered bird co-exist EVERETT (NNS) – A nesting colony of marbled murrelets has been protected at the Jim Creek Naval Radio Station on land that provides both space for communication support for the Pacific Naval Fleet as well as an undisturbed habitat for the rare sea bird. The marbled murrelet, a small seabird which nests in the coastal oldgrowth forests of the Pacific Northwest, is listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The murrelet depends on rare, oldgrowth nesting habitat and use of coastal marine feeding areas, which has brought it into frequent conflict with human economic interests. In 1950, the Navy purchased the 4,700 acres of land about 50 miles north of Seattle, in Snohomish County, that is now Jim Creek. This installation is a prime example of priceless resources on military lands; with approximately 225 acres of the land containing old forest growth that remains in completely undisturbed condition. Recently the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approached the Navy and offered to conduct a survey to verify that murrelets are still using the old growth forest at Jim Creek. “At the interagency meeting last fall, it was noted that it had been ten years since anyone had looked for murrelets at Jim Creek and perhaps it was time to take a look,” said Linda Wagoner, environmental protection specialist at Naval Station Everett. “[The Navy] coordinated with personnel at Jim Creek to ensure access to the installation for the

surveyor and MWR generously agreed to let the WDFW surveyor use one of their canoes to paddle up to Twin Lakes to reach the areas where the birds might be found,” said Wagoner. Because murrelets are so difficult to detect, the surveyor used radar detection to complement other survey techniques in order to locate and monitor presence of the bird. “We were actually able to detect quite a bit of murrelet activity,” said Tom Cyra, survey wildlife biologist. “Because of Navy efforts and the limited access to the area, the murrelets have been well protected and our findings were similar to those during the last survey.” Sadly, many other oldgrowth forests that the murrelets call home are not as well protected as those at Jim Creek. “We estimate that there are as many as 4,000 murrelets in the San Juan Island and Puget Sound area, but their numbers are declining at a rate of about seven percent each year,” said Cyra. Some military training occurs at the old-growth forest at Jim Creek, but it is limited to navigation/orientation courses where only foot traffic is allowed. All proposed projects at the station are reviewed and must pass a site approval process to identify potential impacts on the environment. Marbled murrelets have continuously nested at Jim Creek since they were first detected in 1993. Due to the Navy’s on-going conservation efforts, these rare birds will continue as an integral part of this ecosystem far into the future.

Left to right, Gerald E. Egan, CAPT, USN (Ret), Secretary; Henry J. Sommer, CDR, USN (Ret), President; Carol A. Meteney, Auxiliary, 1st Vice President; John A. Stokes, CW3, USA (Ret), 2nd Vice President; Robert A. Pencovic, Col, USA (Ret), Board of Directors. Kitsap Military Officers Association of America is ready for another year of activities to support retired and active duty officers of Kitsap County after the June 24 meeting at the Bremerton Elks Club and the installation of a new slate of officers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MOAA elects new officers MOAA is a congressionally chartered, nationwide association of more than 370,000 commissioned officers who are serving in or retired from one of the seven uniformed services. The membership includes officers of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air force, Coast Guard, US Public Health Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency.

MOAA is also a strong voice in the “Military Coalition” of over 36 Veteran’s groups representing all ranks and services. Kitsap MOAAs next group activity is the annual picnic set for 11:00a.m. August 10th at the Bremerton Elks Club. Persons interested in attending should RSVP Myra Lovejoy at (360) 769-2412 by August 2, 2011.

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He who is born last misses a lot Ask any of my three boys and each will vehemently argue that they have the worst position in the family, that one (or both) of the others has it best. It’s a highly annoying and counter-productive debate that repeats itself in almost every home with more than one child. I’m the youngest of three. My older brother, Will—or, as we like to call him, “The Golden Child,”—could get away with anything. Mom let him (encouraged him, even!) spray paint his bedroom wall to look like a New York subway. And when Will burped his ABCs, people said he was “talented.” My grandfather, Big Jack, once said that Will was the most beautiful child he’d ever seen. When Big Jack gave us the usual knick-knacky souvenirs from his travels, Will always got the best one. My oldest brother, Van, born when my mom was still quite young, got to enjoy time with our parents before they were fully resigned to mature parenthood. (“Mature” parents only take vacations in the summer, when school’s not in session for the older kids, and they make decisions based on what is best, not what “sounds good.” New parents spend their weekends flying kites and having picnics. Mature parents spend their weekends mowing the lawn, catching up on laundry, and shuttling older kids to baseball and soccer.) As a toddler, Van lived in a rented house on a beach in La Jolla, California. He traveled the country. Mom took him to the pool every single day.

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By the time I was born, my family had already seen the AVY Grand Canyon and Disneyland. There were no plans to go back. ISE When I complained about this, they said, “But we did go to the ARAH Grand Canyon and...oh, wait, MILEY that was before you were born.” Mom decorated the pages of Van’s and Will’s baby books with her own colored-pencil drawings of little boys. I helped her finish my baby book...when I was sixteen-years-old. But if you ask my brothers, they will say that I enjoyed my parents once they were broken-in, the parenting how-to’s long ago sold at a yard sale. They will say that Mom spent much more time shopping with me for back-to-school clothes, and that if I screamed loud enough, I got whatever I wanted. Clearly, sibling rivalry and comparisons are nothing new to me. Yet, I regret to admit that at various times (depending on my level of motherly guilt) I’m inclined to agree with Ford, Owen or Lindell’s plight. We might have made more trips when Ford was a baby, but I was very young (22) and kind of stupid. I didn’t know the first thing about being a good parent, and I’m sure I made mistakes. Ford has always (perhaps unfairly) had to live up to the highest standards, because “[he’s] the oldest, that’s why!” As a baby, Owen, God love him, spent an awful lot of time strapped in his baby seat and highchair.

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An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 hovers over center field at Harbor Park while U.S. Navy SEALs perform a fast-rope insertion to deliver the game ball to Rear Adm. Ted Branch, commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic, for the first pitch on July 9, 2011. The Norfolk Tides, a Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, dedicated the day as Centennial of Naval Aviation Night, helping the U.S. Navy celebrate 100 years of Naval aviation. U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 3RD CLASS RYAN MCLEARNON

Black bears about until berries ripen

“When the blackberries ripen the bears disapear,” said Dean Kohn, Environmental Planning & Engineering Lead. Kohn recommended that families aboard NBK follow the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife recommendations for living with and interacting with black bears safely and responsibly. According to the WDFW Web site between 25,000 and 30,000 black bears live in the state. The WDFW recom-

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From press releases – Rear Adm. Keith A. Taylor relieved Rear Adm. Gary T. Blore of command of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District in a change-of-command ceremony held Tuesday in Seattle at Pier 36. Rear Adm. Blore assumed command of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District in July 2009. As District Commander, he was responsible for U.S. Coast Guard operations covering four states, more than 4,400 miles of coastline, 600 miles of inland waterways, and 125 miles of international border with Canada. Blore commanded more than 5,770 active duty, reserve duty, civilian and Auxiliary men and women that conducted more than 3,000 search-andrescue missions, executed more than 3,200 law enforcement boardings and inspected more than 5,700 vessels. Rear Adm. Blore will retire from the Coast Guard during a mid-July ceremony in

Astoria, Ore. He served the American public for more than 36 years. Rear Adm. Taylor’s previous assignment was at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served as the Assistant Commandant for Resources and Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard. In that capacity, he was responsible for Coast Guard financial management and resource activities including planning, programming, budgeting, and execution of the service’s appropriations. Taylor, a native of Westfield, Mass., earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1983, a Master of Science in Industrial Administration degree from the Krannert School at Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a Sloan Fellow in 2000/2001. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Air Medal, two Commendation Medals and the Transportation 9-11 Medal. Vice Adm. Mason Brown, Commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area, will preside over the ceremony.

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No more “bad days� for physical assessment Failed BCA equals failed PFA, could mean separation MILLINGTON, TENN (NNS) – In order to improve the overall health of sailors and enhance the administration and execution of the Physical Readiness Program. The Navy announced the revision July 12. The revised instruction will strengthen program compliance, improve physical fitness assessment documentation and encourage sailors to maintain the level of physical fitness required to support mission readiness. This is the first major revision to the physical readiness program since 2005. “We reduced the instruction to just what leadership needs to know and the rest is contained

in the Physical Readiness Program Operating Guide, which will be a how-to manual.� said Bill Moore, Physical Readiness Program director. “It will provide information, procedural guidance, and supplementary information.� Several changes are reflected in the new instruction, including the requirement to complete the medical screening process prior to participating in the PFA as well as a reduction of the number of PRT scoring categories to five, ranging from “outstanding� to “failure.� The rules have also changed regarding medical waivers. Sailors granted two medical waivers in a 12-month period will be

referred to a medical treatment facility for a medical evaluation board. In addition, failing the body composition assessment is now considered an overall PFA failure and sailors can no longer request a “bad day� exception for the BCA and are limited to one PRT retest for a given PFA cycle. Mandatory administrative separation will continue for sailors who have failed three PFAs within the most recent four-year period. While the instruction allows for waivers for those with three PFA failures, individuals may still face separation and may be prevented from transferring, reenlisting or extending in-service. The instruction also stresses that passing the physical fitness assessment is a requirement for continued Navy service and failure to meet these requirements can result in administrative separation

processing. The Physical Readiness Program Operating Guide is now in place, accompanied by an updated version of the Navy Nutrition Guide and Fitness Enhancement Program guidance that will reside online at the Navy Physical Readiness web page. The new guide incorporates policy guidance from OPNAVINST 6110.1H and NAVADMINs 293/06, 277/08, 073/09, 247/09 and 131/10. “A sailor can achieve long-term health and fitness by making regular physical activity and a solid nutrition plan a lifestyle priority. That commitment is consistent with Navy Core Values and helps ensure sailors remain competitive,� said Bill Moore, Physical Readiness Program director. “Every sailor competes to stay and fitness is one component of this process.

Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Kolawole Ayeni, from Chesapeake, Va., lifts weights while Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Joshua Keim, from Murrieta, Calif., spots him in the forward gym aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in this April 2011 file photograph. U.S. NAVY FILE PHOTO.

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BREMERTON, WASH. (NNS)- Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility workers reached a milestone, June 2, in USS Nimitz’s (CVN 68) on-going availability with the installation of two new sponsons to the aircraft carrier. Sponsons are structures that project from the vessel to support a weapon system or antenna array. The huge assemblies were constructed upside down to accommodate access to the work surfaces, and then two

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Current boundaries hold back modern range operations and testing The range expansion includes the Keyport Range Site on Port Orchard Reach, Dabob Bay Range Complex Site on Hood Canal and the Quinault Underwater Tracking Range Site situated along the Pacific Coast in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Plans include expanding the Keyport Range by 1.7 square nautical miles, the Dabob site by 13 square nautical miles and the Quinault site by 1,791.5 square nautical miles. Plans to expand the number of days of use at the sites involve only the Keyport and Quinault sites, by five days and two days respectively. Explaining the need for such an expansion the Navy said, improvements in materials, instruments and tactical capabilities of manned and unmanned vehicles require ranges to expand to meet testing protocols for undersea warfare, including an increased focus on shorelines, bays and harbors, multiple and widely separated targets, deep water operations up to 4,500 feet, combined fleet training and “real-world� surf zone conditions. “The Navy requires a range complex with assets that provide a broader diversity of seas state conditions, bottom type, water depth, and increasing room to maneuver and combine activities than are currently available within the existing boundaries of the NUWC Division Keyport,� said

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Natsuhara. During the years-long environmental review process, the Navy was met with some concern for the effects the expansion might have on Puget Sound and Hood Canal, but primary concern fell on the expansion at the Quinault site. The draft EIS received some criticism from federal agencies and environmental groups, two of which asked for extra time to make statements, while also making critical statements specifically about the Quinault portion of the draft EIS. The Natural Resources Defense Council delivered a 45-page comment on behalf of a bevy of environmental organizations. The Washington State Department of Ecology voiced concern for increased danger of contaminated waterways in a time where the acidity of Puget Sound is increasing in concern. Oil, fuel, and bilge discharges potentially threaten a larger area and more often, they said. The Navy’s response was that such discharges and spills were not allowed as a course of conducting Navy training or testing. The State Department of Fish and Wildlife saw concern over possible restrictions faced by fishermen in local waters or certain areas on local waters as a result of the increase in the Dabob

Range Complex, according to Steve Thiesfold, WDFW salmon manager. Jim Bolt, a resident of the west side of Hood Canal, wrote his concern was also that the sport boat traffic on the canal would face increased restrictions as operations increase over lager areas. Restrictions would happen “very infrequently,� for safety reasons and only cover a small area for 30 minutes or less, Natsuhara wrote. Bolt and others would see, “very little or no change,� according to Natsuhara. The Navy denied a Department of Interior request for a two week extension to address expanding the Quinault Underwater Training Range 38 times its original size within the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Karen Gustin, Superintendent of Olympic National Park was originally critical of the Navy’s draft EIS regarding the Quinault range saying their results were “inaccurate� and “minimized the importance of (ONP’s) natu-

ral resources along the Kalaloch shoreline.� Gustin asked the Navy to not expand the range. “These activities are incompatible with the natural resources and recreational values managed for by the National Parks Service,� she wrote. The Navy response in the final EIS said the “do nothing� option was not possible, but that little “conflict� was expected within the park or sanctuary from the planned expansion. The Navy said figures were corrected. The Environmental Protection Agency joined the concern saying that the Navy draft EIS “did not address fully the effects of the landing zone habitat� and gave that portion of the study a EC-2 rating – insufficient information for the EPA to “fully asses� the proposed expansion of the range. The entire public processes is very legal in nature, Daine Jennings, spokesperson for the range expansion project, said of the back and forth nature of dealings during the years-long process

to vet plans that satisfy Navy needs while following federal regulations and incorporating public input. In the end the EPA signed off after more information based on past “literature� was presented, Jennings said. The Navy responded in the final EIS saying that range operations would not affect or interfere with habitat, or water quality within the 3,300 square-mile sanctuary. Jennings said the Navy has been operating inside the marine sanctuary since 1981, more than a decade before the water was designated a sanctuary during the Clinton era. The Navy has been training and testing up and down the entire western coast of the U.S. Since the 1940’s, she said. The Navy addressed the EPA and several other federal and environmental organizations concerns with more detail and better communication, Jennings said. A Month after the draft EIS was published, the EPA sent a letter to the Navy saying that their

“concerns� were met. “The final EIS was responsive to our concerns on the draft EIS,� wrote the EPA’s Christine Reichgott. “In particular, we appreciate Navy assurances that, during implementation of the project, there would be minimal disturbance to benthic sites and no interference with ecosystem processes in and around the project area, thus preserving water quality within affected waterways and critical habitats.� Reichgott went on to say that EPA was pleased that the Navy made additional changes to the final EIS based on other agencies’ and public comments. Capt. Stephen Iwanowicz, Commanding Officer, NUWC Keyport, said, “This Record of Decision is not only important to development of advanced Navy systems, but it’s a great example of how the Navy works cooperatively with local communities, Native American Tribes, and other government agencies.�

COLUMN | FROM PAGE 4 I was busy chasing Ford; Owen had no choice but to be good (and quiet). In the mornings, Owen waited patiently in his crib while I dealt with Ford before it was his turn to get up and dressed. And then there’s Lindell, the baby. Like me. Lindell has been given an extraordinary amount of exception: “He’s loud, but he’ll grow out of it.� “He’ll sleep in his own bed eventually.� “It’s not like he’ll still wear diapers when he’s a teenager!� Ford is not allowed to cheat at a game, but he has

to remain patient while Lindell does. Owen has to go to bed at 8:00, but needs to understand that his roommate (Lindell) might cry and complain until 9:30. If Lindell hits Ford or Owen, they are not allowed to hit him back. “It’s not fair� is a common refrain. Then, in June, we took the boys to the Museum of Natural History at Harvard. Lindell was amazed by the size of the stuffed lions and elephants. He couldn’t stop staring at the giraffe (also

stuffed) and his large neck. I thought maybe he was exaggerating his excitement. I mean, they were dead and stuffed, after all. But I humored him, of course, and expected Ford and Owen to do the same. Once we were in the car, Ford and Owen began talking about a past trip to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. They mentioned that seeing stuffed animals was “OK,� but seeing live animals is “way better.� Lindell had been unusually quiet through all of this. He sat in his car seat

with his mouth held open, his usual deep-thoughts expression. His eyes looked concerned, perplexed. Then finally, in a quiet voice, he said, “You mean there’s a place where we can go see animals that aren’t dead?� And that was the first time any of us realized Lindell has never been to a zoo. It didn’t seem fair. – Sarah Smiley is a syndicated columnist, author and Navy wife. Her column appears weekly in the Kitsap Navy News.

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Marines discuss successes in Helmand province By Jim Garamone

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CAMP DWYER, AFGHANISTAN – Progress is undeniable in Helmand province where three districts that were once the heartland of the Taliban saw an 80 percent reduction in enemy activity since August 2010, Marine commanders said here Sunday. Marine Brig. Gen. Lewis Craparotta, the commander of Task Force Leatherneck, and Marine Col. Dave Furness, the commander of Regimental Combat Team-1, spoke with reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta about progress in their region. Both men said the Marines are fighting a classic counterinsurgency campaign against the Taliban. The unit’s area of operations runs from the Kajaki district in the north through Sangin, Lashkar Gah, Marja, Now Zad to the Pakistani border in the south. There are 5,000 Marines and sailors in the area supported by an Army Combat Service Hospital and Air Force

engineers. “The goal is, when we do population-centric (counterinsurgency) and you are fighting with local insurgents, that the people – their relatives if you will – see the benefits of security, see the advantage of the government and see an opportunity for a future,” Craparotta said. “Between our efforts fighting the local insurgency, the gains of the government and the attitudes of the local population, that many of the low-level fighters will decide they may want to side with the government. They are not making any progress and frankly they are losing and many of them know it.” The insurgency has degraded over the course of the winter and the summer, he said. “We certainly haven’t seen what some would call the spring/summer offensive,” Craparotta said. “The offensive was more a Marine effort than a Taliban effort, but there is still a ways to go as far as ending the insurgency.” The Marine role is to get the insurgency to a level where the Afghan security forces can manage it, and let them assume the lead. Most of the low-level fighters are local, with many of the mid- and upper-level leaders from the border area of Pakistan. “The cells we [were] fighting about two years ago, a leader would command 30 to 40 fight-

ers,” Furness said. “Today those same leaders have four or five people. They are also trying command from Pakistan via cell phone.” The Marines and Afghan forces also cut off much of the money the Taliban used by interdicting opium poppy and raiding heroin processing places. “We control the whole Helmand river valley so we severely interdict his ability to move. We also interdict exterior communications lines,” Furness said. “(The enemy) is under pressure from a lot of fronts.” “Marines are working closely with Afghan army and Afghan uniformed police units. These forces are getting measurably better, But a game-changer has been the use of local defense forces and local police forces. “Since the insurgents are also local, they know who they are,” Furness said. “As we progress and

(Afghan national defense) and local forces develop, it’s harder for (the enemy) to work and operate. It’s harder for (the Taliban) to tax the people. It’s harder for (the enemy) to recruit local fighters so the operations become less and less effective. “Since the beginning of the year, enemy activity has probably been reduced by 80 percent from what I fell in on in August 2010,” the colonel said. But the war is certainly not over in Helmand, both men said. “There is an effort for the enemy to get back in to Marja coming in over the Pakistan border where some of the leadership we think is operating,” Craparotta said. “There is certainly an effort to retake Sangin and there is fighting going on in Sangin and Kajaki. So the insurgency is certainly not over. There is still a direct fire and IED threat in Sangin.” Community involvement is one metric the Marines use to gauge the success of their counterinsurgency. Local shuras and local elders help choose the personnel for the local police. These police are standing up for the people of their villages, the general said. The number of children attending school is another metric. “Two years ago in

Marja there were probably zero children in school,” Furness said. “This September we will probably have 7,000 to 10,000 kids in school in Marja. Now we have the problem of not having enough teachers in the schools for all the kids.” The thinking is that a poor farming family in the area is not going to send their children to school – something forbidden by the Taliban – if they didn’t feel secure, he said. Economic development is another measure. Bazaars are popping up that have nothing to do with government or U.S. spending. People are moving back into the villages and marketplaces and earning their livings. The Marines are also finding weapons and

ammunition caches and many are being turned in by locals. “I had one company that found 500 caches in a seven-month tour and probably 90 percent were the result of tips from the locals,” Furness said. The Marines will continue the counterinsurgency fight, the commanders said. Time is their ally. “Where we’ve been operating longer, the progress has been greater which is what you would expect,” Furness said. “As security improves the people want to see the advantage of coming on the side of the government. Ideally what we’d like to see is as security improves, we’d like to see governance and development take off.

Guamanian celebration Celebrate Guam’s 67th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam from Japanese Imperial Forces by U.S. Forces on July 21, 1944 following two years of Japanese occupation. This is an annual event held by the Guamanian Club of Bremerton and will be on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Sons of Norway Hall, 1018 18th St, 5:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Adults only please. All are welcome to attend. Prices of tickets are $18.00 per person and are available from the Club President Manual A. Flores at 360874-0565. Tickets are also available at the door on the night of the event for $20.00. There will be Dancing, Entertainment, Dinner, and other events.

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FUN | FROM PAGE 1 undersea vehicle and together they will design a new exhibit for display in the museum lobby. Stephanie Galvani’s two-year-old Tom made the most of his time with Boots the Diver, the museum’s mascot. After a running jump-up hug, Tom led Boots through the long and winding maze that a play pal had made for him to drive a 10-inch submarine through a few minutes before. Galvani says the 10a.m. to 2p.m. time frame is perfect for her son to partici-

pate in the activities and socialize for free. “As a mother this is a great activity,� she said. The goal of the museum’s Wednesday family program is that parents join their children in the projects, Johnson said. It’s exactly what Sandy Tindal did. After watching her son Preston’s face painted with a turtle she joined son and daughter to do chalk drawings of fantastical sea life on the sidewalk entrance

to the museum. Though many of the families making the weekly trip to participate are from commands that make up Naval Base Kitsap, many are from the civilian world that surrounds it all. Kitsap County resident Sonja Montgomery gave proof to the local community’s interest in the art and science activities available. “A friend said we should come out (for the day).�

Sandy Tindal, right, joins her children in drawing fantastical sea creatures across the entryway to the Naval Undersea Museum Wednesday during the Naval Undersea Museum’s weekly Summer Fun Wednesdays activities. GREG SKINNER \

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Kids play in a tank full of fun at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport Wednesday. Each Wednesday through August the museum hosts hundreds of families for art and science based activities. GREG SKINNER \ KITSAP NAVY

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Development and Technology Center. More job-specific technical questions improve exam validity and the Navyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to rankorder sailors by rating. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you know the technical aspects of your rating better than your shipmates, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll like the change in exam structure,â&#x20AC;? said Reed. The restructured exams will consist of 25 Professional Military Knowledge and 150 jobspecific technical questions for each pay grade. The biggest change will be seen by E-6 advancement candidates taking the Chief Petty Officer exam. Currently, the 200-question CPO exam contains 100 job-specific and 100 PMK questions. E-4 exams will have the same number of job-specific questions, and 25 rather than 50 PMK questions. The exam changes will have no impact on the current Final Multiple Score. The FMS is a

More than 1,000 Sailors gather aboard Naval Station Norfolk for the 2007 E-5 advancement exam. U.S. Navy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whole Person Conceptâ&#x20AC;? approach which considers exam score along with other factors to ensure the right sailors are advanced. Other factors considered for E4/5/6 are how well one performs in their job and as a sailor, experience in the job, accomplishments in the job and as a sailor, self improvement through education accredited college degrees, and credit for doing well on previous exam cycles. For those who are CPO board eligible, the FMS is computed using performance mark average and rating exam score only. Enlisted exams are

produced at NETPDTCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Navy Advancement Center in Pensacola, Fla. Fleet Subject Matter Experts for each enlisted rating gather at exam development conferences to review the job scope and associated tasks at each pay grade. The FSMEs also review their rating exam bank to ensure questions are upto-date, accurate and meet the statistical requirements to accurately rankorder the most qualified advancement candidates. New exam questions are researched, developed and added at each exam development conference.

 

Navy revisions send sailors to sea longer WASHINGTON (NNS) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Navy released a message announcing revisions to the sea-duty shore-duty flow for enlisted career paths July 12. NAVADMIN 201/11 provides the fleet with the updated sea shore flow for every rating. Thirty-six ratings will see an increase in sea time, and 18 will now be classified as sea intensive. Sailors in these ratings can expect to spend more than half their careers at sea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our nation knows the importance and effectiveness of our forward-deployed Navy, whether delivering aid to those in need, or hunting terrorists. The skills and capabilities of our sailors are in great demand as an integral part of our national security and maritime strategy,â&#x20AC;? explained Rear Adm. Cynthia Covell, director, Total Force requirements Division. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a result, the Navy has increased the number of sea duty billets and decreased the number

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pick up and move again,” she said. But on the upside, “spouses are lucky,” she added. “We learn to be flexible and very good at our jobs. We learn quickly because we have to,” she explained. Brosius lauded the fair as an “unprecedented” effort for military spouse support. “It’s nice to be recognized as military spouses; nice to see the private sector come out and say thank you, we are willing to give you opportunities,” she said. Army Spc. Jeffery Barnhill and his wife, Loni, agreed, noting that past hiring fairs have fallen short for them. But this one “has been fantastic,” they said. “They see your face rather than a name on an application,” the soldier said. “It’s an opportunity to throw your personality in the mix.” Loni said she was seeking a job in education or management. She just received her master’s degree and was hoping to eventually teach history at a college. “But I will do whatever,” she said. “I’ve been overqualified, so people won’t touch me.”

Sherrie Wilcox, also a highly qualified military spouse, is finishing her doctorate in health promotion and behavior. “I was planning on being on the East Coast,” she explained. “Moving to a new location and trying to find an organization that fits what I want to do is a little bit difficult.” Henry Fields, a Gulf War veteran who served eight years in the Navy, stood in a long line, waiting for a shot at a job at Sony Pictures Studios. He said he was just thankful to be there, and hoped to put his recruiting experience to good use. Ross Cohen, director of ServiceNation: Mission Serve, a civilian-military initiative, and a military veteran, called veterans and military spouses “civic assets” who possess an “extraordinary set of skills and experiences.” Employers need resourceful and reliable employees, and veterans and military families are just that, he said. Spouses, Cotton noted, aren’t seeking special treatment -- just a fair shot at employment.

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Sailors assigned to the guided-missle cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) approach a life boat to rescue crew members from the Liberian-flagged motor vessel MT Brilliante Virtuoso July 6, 2011. The crew of Brilliante Virtuoso abandoned ship due to a fire aboard the vessel. U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY CHIEF INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST RAYNALD LENIEUX

U.S. Navy rescues tanker crew in Gulf of Aden GULF OF ADEN (NNS) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) responded to a distress call issued by the Marshall Islands-owned, Liberianflagged, motor vessel Brilliante Virtuoso at approximately 3:30 a.m. July 6. Brilliante Virtuoso, a 144,000-ton large crude carrier, was approximately 20 nautical miles southwest of Aden, Yemen when they issued the call which stated they believed they were under attack by suspected pirates and required assistance. The motor vessel was travelling eastbound from the Suez Canal through the Gulf of Aden at the time of the attack. Shortly after the suspected attack, Brilliant Virtuoso reported a fire on board

which was beyond their control and that their intention was to abandon ship. Philippine Sea, operating under Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), responded to the distress call. Upon their arrival, they observed smoke coming from the superstructure of the ship and that the crew had abandoned ship in a life-raft. They found no evidence of pirates and concentrated their efforts on assisting the crew members. The owner of Brilliante Virtuoso has confirmed that all 26 Filipino crew members have been recovered safely by Philippine Sea.

ARLINGTON, VA. (NNS) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and other civilian and military leaders honored pioneering service members during the Department of the Navy Tribute to African-American Leadership at the Pentagon July 13. Mabus and his official party unveiled a miniature version of an exhibit honoring the first African-American commissioned officers in the Navy and the Marine Corps â&#x20AC;&#x153; the Golden 13 and the Path Breakers, respectivelyâ&#x20AC;? in the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s courtyard before an audience of Sailors, Marines, officers and civilians. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was commissioned in 1974 as a second lieutenant in the Marines, and my first tour was in Okinawa,â&#x20AC;? said the Under Secretary of the Navy Robert Work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was shocked to find race riots and an enormous amount of racial turmoil inside the United States Marine Corps.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;But over the years, Marines, sailors, and our department leadership have truly recognized the great benefit of a diverse force and the contributions of our AfricanAmerican officers, staff non-commissioned officers, enlisted and civilians.â&#x20AC;? He added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;On this day, 66 years in the making, we honor all those African-American patriots who have served in our department as a civilian, an officer or as an enlisted service member.â&#x20AC;? Work then introduced Mabus, who also discussed the progress made since these first officers received their commissions in the 1940s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perhaps to those of us here today, it seems a celebration of the ordinary, because every day we work with and for black leaders. They wear suits and uniforms. They may have the stars of a general or an admiral on their shoulders, or the stars of a master chief petty officer or sergeant major on their sleeves. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something thankfully we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think about much today,â&#x20AC;? Mabus said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;But those leaders contributing every day to our success, not so long ago, were barred from serving their country or limited to jobs deemed acceptable. The qualities of leadership donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come in predetermined packages and they are not defined by color or gender or belief. We are here today to acknowledge those here before us who broke through those barriers, pushed the boundaries and dared to be first.â&#x20AC;? Penn gave the ceremonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closing remarks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By virtue of your presence today, you have made a difference. I ask you to re-engage and mentor someone,â&#x20AC;? Penn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve stood on the shoulders of giants mentors. They always had my back. I know many of you have had similar experiences. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes a sea story or a parable goes a long way toward educating and motivating someone to greatness. You all wear the banner of diversity in so many ways. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m certain if you can mentor someone you will not only enhance our sea services, you will also make the department and our country stronger and better.â&#x20AC;? The senior African-American flag officer in the Marine Corps, Lt. Gen. Willie Williams, praised the exhibit, saying it comes at a critical time for the military. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are seeing fewer African-Americans serving today, and I believe one reason is that they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know their proud history in the service,â&#x20AC;? said Williams, Marine Corps staff director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that we acknowledge and discuss this history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in the Marine Corps for 37 years. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come a long way since that time. We have further to go still, but we are talking less about discrimination and more about the quality of our service. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something we can be proud of.â&#x20AC;? After the ceremony, guests visited the official exhibit inside the Pentagon. It commemorates these original officers have served in higher ranks and leadership.

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The heavy cruiser USS Quincy (CA-71) was originally laid down at Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass. as the USS St. Paul, but was renamed when the existing Quincy was sunk at the Battle of Savo Island in the Pacific by a large Japanese naval force. Displacing 13,600 tons, the new Quincy was a lengthy 673 feet, and had a draft of 21 feet and a crew complement of 1,142 sailors. Top speed was 33 knots. Firepower was impressive with nine, 8-inch and 12 five-inch gun mounts. In addition, the Baltimore-class ship touted 48, 40mm and 24, 20mm anti-aircraft gun mounts. Quincy was commissioned June 23, 1943 and the new cruiser was assigned to Task Force 22 and trained in Casco Bay, Maine, until she steamed to Belfast, Northern Ireland. She arrived May 14 with Task Group 27.10 and reported to Commander, 12th Fleet for duty. The next day, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force inspected the ship’s company in Belfast Lough. Quincy sailed out of Belfast Lough May 20 and anchored off Greenock, Scotland to begin special training in shore bombardment and returned to Belfast Lough to prepare for the invasion of Europe. Early in the morning of June 6, 1944, Quincy engaged shore batteries from its station on the right flank of Utah Beach, Baie de la Seine. From June 6 to 17, in conjunction with shore fire control parties and aircraft spotters, Quincy conducted highly accurate pinpoint firing against enemy mobile batteries and concentrations of tanks, trucks and troops. She also neutralized and destroyed heavy, long-range enemy batteries, supported minesweepers operating under enemy fire, engaged enemy batteries that were firing on the crews of the USS Corey (DD-463) and USS

Glennon (DD-620) during their efforts to abandon ship after striking mines and participating in the reduction of the town of Quineville June 12, 1944. Quincy then steamed to Portland, England June 21, and joined Task Force 129. She departed three days later for Cherbourg, France. The bombardment of the batteries surrounding the city commenced in conjunction with the Army’s assault, which began shortly after noon. A total of 19 out of the 21 primary targets assigned to the task force were neutralized or destroyed, which enabled the Army to occupy the city that day. The cruiser then sailed for Mers-el Kebir, North Africa, arriving July 10. It then proceeded to Palermo, Sicily July 16 and arrived two days later. Quincy, based at Palermo through July 26, conducted shore bombardment practice at Camrota in the Gulf of Policastro. Quincy then steamed to Malta via the Straits of Messina and later sailed with four U.S. destroyers, one French cruiser, and four British cruisers for the troop landings on the southern coast of France. Quincy transferred to Task Group 86.4 and until Aug. 24, engaged the heavy enemy batteries at Toulon, St. Mandrier and Cape Sicie. Quincy was detached from European duty Sept. 1 and steamed for Boston for the installation of new equipment through Oct. 31, when it got under way for training in Casco Bay. After fitting out at Boston for a presidential cruise, the heavy cruiser steamed for Hampton Roads, Va., Nov. 16. President Roosevelt and his party embarked in Quincy Jan. 23, 1945 at Newport News, Va., for passage to Malta, arriving Feb. 2. After receiving calls from Prime Minister Winston Churchill and other dignitaries, President Roosevelt departed Quincy and proceeded to Crimea. Quincy departed Malta Feb. 6 and arrived at the Great Bitter Lake in the

President Franklin D. Roosevelt (right) Meets with Egyptian King Farouk, on board USS Quincy (CA-71) in the Great Bitter Lake, Egypt, on February 13, 1945, following the Yalta Conference. U.S. NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER PHOTOGRAPH.

Suez Canal two days later, after calling at Ismalia Egypt. The President and his party returned to the ship Feb. 12 and the next day received the King of Egypt and the Emperor of Ethiopia. Two days later, President Roosevelt received the King of Saudi Arabia. After making a visit at Alexandria, Egypt and holding a final meeting with Churchill, Quincy steamed for Algiers, arriving Feb. 18. Following a presidential conference with the American ambassadors to Great Britain, France, and Italy, the cruiser steamed for the United States, arriving at Newport News, Va., Feb. 27. But the heavy cruiser’s port visit was short as it sailed March 5 for the Pacific arriving at Pearl Harbor March 20 and then proceeded on to Ulithi, where it joined the 5th Fleet April 11. Two days later, it joined Cruiser Division 10, which was aligned with Adm. Mitscher’s Fast Carrier Task Force. Quincy supported carriers in strikes on Okinawa, Amani Gunto and the Minami Daito Shima before returning to Ulithi with units of the task force April 30. In company with units of Task Force 58, Quincy departed Ulithi May 9 and steamed to east of Kyushu, arriving May 12 for carrier strikes. Before dawn on May 14, Quincy’s guns splashed a Japanese fighter plane. The ship continued with carrier support as attacks at Okinawa and numerous other island strongholds, until returning to Ulithi June 13. After a period of replenishment and upkeep at Leyte, the cruiser departed July 1 with Task Force 38 to begin a period of strikes at Japan’s home MILITARY DISCOUNT islands, which 9950 Mickelberry Road NW Phone: 360.698.2404 lasted until the Silverdale, WA 98383 Toll Free: 866.617.7420 termination of www.inletviewselfstorage.com FAX: 360.698.0317 hostilities with

German shells spash off the bow of USS Quincy (CA-71) during the bombardment of Cherbourg, France, 25 June 1944, as seen from her bridge. U.S. NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER PHOTOGRAPH

Japan. Quincy joined the Support Force Aug. 23 and four days later helped occupy Sagami Wan, Japan and entered Tokyo Bay Sept. 1. After the formal surrender, Quincy joined the 5th fleet as a unit of the Eastern Japan Force 53, based in Tokyo Bay. Ultimately, the cruiser sailed back across the Pacific to Bremerton and entered Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The ship was decommissioned Oct. 19, 1946 and was assigned to the Bremerton Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet. Quincy was recommissioned Jan.

31, 1952 and sent to the Pacific to serve with the 7th Fleet in support of United Nations Forces in Korea. The ship served in the screen of the Fast Carrier Task groups, ranging off the coastline of Korea from July 25, 1953 through Dec. 1, 1953. Ordered back to Bremerton after hostilities ended, Quincy was decommissioned July 2, 1954 and joined the Pacific Reserve Fleet until Sept. 1, 1974 when it was sold for scrap. USS Quincy (CA-71) was awarded four battle stars for its World War II Service.


MOVIE TIMES NAVAL BASE KITSAP CINEMA PLUS THEATER BANGOR Movies are open to all active duty, retirees, reservist, DOD civilians, base contractors, families and guests. Movie schedules are subject to change depending on availability. Call the 24-hour movie line for recorded information (360) 535-5923 or see the line up at navylifepnw.com FRIDAY, JULY 15 Double Feature Night 6:00 pm - X-Men: First Class (PG-13) 8:25 pm - Priest (PG-13) SATURDAY, JULY 16 FREE Matinee 12:00 pm - Hop (PG)

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