"It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.'" President George Washington, 15 November 1781, to Marquis de Lafayette.
Inside this issue: Vice Adm. French visits Souda Bay
Bulgarian Defense Officials Visit Souda During DV Embark P2 Recent Flightline Activity
Serving the Fleet
Sep-Oct 2012 Awards P6 Vice Adm. William French, Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) visited U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay on 11 Oct 2012. Vice Adm. French (seen in top photo with Rear Adm. Anthony Gaiani, Commander of Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia and Captain James Gibson, NSA’s commanding officer). French, responsible for leading the entire Navy’s shore infrastructure, toured NSA’s facilities, met with installation program directors and received a waterside tour of the NATO Marathi pier facility during his visit to Souda Bay. This was French’s first visit to NSA Souda Bay since assuming the duties as CNIC in February of this year.
Navy Birthday Ball 2012
A Message from your Chaplain P8 Produced by NSA Souda Bay Public Affairs
NSA SOUDA BAY, Greece (Oct. 13, 2012) Bulgarian defense minister Anyu Angelov (left) and several Bulgarian defense officials are traveling to participate in a DV carrier embark. The group is accompanied by by Admiral Bruce W. Clingan (right) Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Africa and commander Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples, Ambassador Marcie Ries, U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria; and several members of the JFC staff. In the photo above the Bulgarian defense minister has his cranial helmet and flotation vest checked by Admiral Clingan and Captain James Gibson (center), Commanding Officer of U.S. Naval Support Activity Souda Bay. The vest and helmet with hearing protection are required for a flight to USS Enterprise (CVN 65) via a C2 aircraft. Commander, Naval Air Forces' Distinguished Visitor (DV) Embark Program places key leaders from all sectors of society - corporate, civic, government, education, non-profit and serviceâ€”aboard a deployed carrier. While aboard, embarkees meet the talented young men and women who bring these ships to life, and they experience first-hand how the Navy is contributing to the security of the United States, and to the stability of the global community. DVs are flown via Navy helicopter or aboard a C-2 Greyhound Carrier Onboard Delivery aircraft, or COD, to a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier operating at sea. Guests spend one or two days meeting with the ship's leaders, interacting with Sailors and Marines, touring the ship and observing a full spectrum of operations. DVs must pay the cost of transportation to and from the port of embarkation, which is typically Norfolk, Va., or San Diego, as well as any local lodging costs.
Recent Flightline Activity
A Grumman C-2A Greyhound comes in for a landing at Souda Bay.
A Grumman C-2A Greyhound taxis for departure.
A U.S. Navy Gulfstream C-20 taxis to a parking spot.
A U.S. Navy H60 helicopter prepares for departure.
An F-18G Growler assigned to the Black Ravens of VAQ 135 takes off for a training flight.
Military Sealift Command's dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) pierside.
Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oilers USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189), left, and USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) moored at the Marathi NATO pier complex.
U.S. Navy photos by Paul Farley
Serving the fleet
Team Souda welcomes aboard our new arrivals!
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22 Oct Oct 2012 2012 22 Here are our command INDOC class participants for Sep-Oct 2012
MA2 CHARLES LANDIS SEPT 19
MA3 JASON ALLEN OCT 14
MA2 PRESTON STREETER SEPT 21
MA2 ANTHONY BROCK OCT 14
MA2 DAVID SILAL SEPT 21
ABH2 CHARLES TAYLOR OCT 23
MA2 CHARLES SMITH SEPT 24
MA2 CHRISTOPHER CHAPPELL OCT 25
MA3 ALEXANDER COTTER SEPT 25
MA2 ANDREW ENGLISH OCT 26
MA1 ADRAIN RAMIREZ SEPT 28
MA3 ASHELY KUHL OCT 29
Sep-Oct 2012 Awards
BZ to the Security Department awardees that were recognized on 03 October!— with Commander Demetries Grimes and CMC Todd Prayner.
Navy Birthday Ball – A Time Stamped in Tradition U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay celebrated the Navy’s 237th birthday throughout the evening hours of Friday, the 12th of October at a luxurious five-star hotel. The night was filled with Navy ceremonies, history and traditions that included a video produced by American Forces Network detachment personnel that highlighted the events and significance of the War of 1812 that took place exactly two centuries before. NSA’s commanding officer, Captain James Gibson was the evening’s speaker and in his remarks he emphasized the importance of our personnel. “Much has changed during the past 237 years” he noted. “Although our fleet and the technologies we use to perform our global mission have changed significantly, the professionalism, resourcefulness, and dedication of our Sailors and those who support them continue to make our people the most important asset in our arsenal.” Those who attended the event joined Sailors and civilians with their families and guests around the world in celebrating the U.S. Navy’s 237 year history, while, at the same time, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
4. DRIVE TO ACTION: Focus on what you can do, not on what you cannot do. Prefer action to analysis; look to the future, not to the past. 5. BE POSITIVE: Find a role where you can flourish. You only excel at what you enjoy; maintain energy, excitement and enthusiasm for what you do. Greetings Team Souda,
6. ALWAYS DELIVER: Accept no excuses. Setbacks are a reason to learn, not a reason to scale back. Be inflexible on goals, but flexible on how to get there.
I will be sharing with you, on a consistent basis, Leadership (inspiration) with the purpose to "strengthen the force". As we strive for "best practices" we learn from those who are successful 7. WORK HARD: and masters at their trade. You are probably alBe prepared to go the extra ready doing all the "right" mile and take on new things, so I want to encouropportunities. age you to empower your people to accomplish our mission. 8: WORK THROUGH OTHERS: Build a loyal and committed Throughout the last decade team around you. Invest time there has been a lot of research about what makes a to build your team and build great leader; The mind set, your network of trusted allies. the actions, the personality type, the goals, vision and 9. ACT THE PART: attitudes of a leader. Here I Be a role model to those present to you the notes by around you. Live up to the Jo Owen in his book "How standards of the role models To Lead." His focus is that you most admire. a great leader should have a LCDR Alan Cameron particular "mindset" guided Installation Chaplain 10. KEEP ON LEARNING: by the following: Push your limits, stay curious, try new roles and experiences. Always reflect on 1. START AT THE END: what works and does not work. Adapt your way Focus on where you want to get to. Be clear of working and be open to feedback. about the outcome you want to achieve, the impact you will make and the difference you will Very Respectfully, leave. 2. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY: Take responsibility for your performance, the performance of your team and for your career, your conduct and your feelings. 3. RAISE THE BAR: Set challenging and stretching goals for yourself and others. Force business not as usual and dare to achieve.
LCDR Alan Cameron, CHC, USN Installation Chaplain NSA Souda Bay