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NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, MARYLAND

OCTOBER 11, 2012

Fire Prevention Week

U.S. Navy photo by Connie Hempel

Throughout this year's Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13, the Naval District Washington/NAS Patuxent River Fire and Emergency Services and Sparky The Fire Dog速 visited many locations around the installation with fire prevention safety messages. At the NEX fire prevention information booth Tuesday, from left, Frank Rogers, Vanessa Rogers, 2-year-old Vaughn Rogers and Sparky look on as 5-year-old Quinn Rogers dons a firefighter hat and takes an information packet. Staffing the table, from left, are: firefighter Walter Taylor, Fire Inspector JP Caulder and Firefighter Darryl Randall. Other Sparky visits and information booths are: 9 a.m. to noon today and Friday at the Exchange and Commissary; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Exchange; and 4-6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Rassieur Youth Center Pumpkin Carnival.

Happy 237th birthday Navy: Interesting facts of then and now By Donna Cipolloni Tester staff writer The U.S. Navy traces its birth date to the Continental Navy, which the Continental Congress established in Philadelphia on Oct. 13, 1775, by authorizing the procurement, fitting out, manning and dispatch of two armed vessels to cruise in search of munitions ships supplying the British army in America. To commemorate this year's birthday, however, let's take a look at a few of the more obscure historical tidbits that you may not know about, courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command website. The Navy's earliest Sailors, while probably content just being fed on a regular basis, endured the most basic sustenance. According to the Regulations of 1818, their weekly food ration, costing just over $2, consisted of small portions of suet, cheese, bread, flour, sugar, rice, beef and pork. They were also allotted 2 ounces of butter, 4 ounces of tea, a pint of peas, and half-pints of molasses and vinegar. By those standards, today's Sailor eats like a king, with an abundance of fresh meats, fruits and vegetables not even imagined by our early seafaring citizens. "Today's ration credit per man per week on shore is $80.85,"

said ChiefWarrant Officer 5 Alicia Lawrence, NAS Patuxent River Morale,Welfare and Recreation deputy director, "and at sea it's $69.93 per week as a ration credit." An early Sailor's "slops for first year per man" in 1818 consisted of two winter jackets, trousers, shirts, and blankets; two summer Duck frocks and trousers; two white flannel shirts and drawers; two pairs of white yarn stockings; four pairs of shoes; and extras such as two black handkerchiefs, one mattress, one hammock and one pea coat to serve for two years. Bedding and clothes were aired as often as possible; however, a look at the list of clothing provided shows how difficult it must have been to keep the men dry. They were encouraged to wash themselves at least twice a week depending on the climate. Each Sailor, within one year's time, was allowed to buy from the purser 25 pounds of soap, four combs, three brushes, 3 yards of ribbon, and needles and thread in reasonable quantities. The practice of sounding bells on board ships has its early origins back when time at sea was measured by the trickle of sand through a half-hour glass. One of the ship's boys had the duty of watching the glass and turning it when the sand ran out. Each time he turned the glass, he struck a bell as a signal

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Friday brings celebration and remembrance By Tester staff Friday marks the start of celebrations for the Navy's 237th birthday as NAS Patuxent River and Naval Air Systems Command leaders host a 9 a.m. Bell Ringing Ceremony at the Rear Adm.W. A. Moffett Building Atrium. The festivities continue Friday night with the Navy Ball at River's Edge Catering and Conference Center with cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and the ceremony at 7 p.m. Although Friday is a day of enjoyment for the Navy's birthday, it is also a day of somber remembrance. Twelve years ago on this day, suicide bombers blasted a 40-by60 foot hole in USS Cole's hull while it was refueling in Yemen, killing 17 Sailors and wounding 37 others. Although this incident transformed the way Navy operates today in terms of training, rules of engagement, coordination, intelligence gathering and sharing, Sailors continue to be steadfast with Honor, Courage and Commitment. "Even as we draw down ground forces in the Middle East, the U.S. Navy continues to maintain a significant

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Commodores entertain Pax crowd

Chaplain's corner:

Does God have an email address? By Al Kaniss Guest contributor

U.S. Navy photo by Donna Cipolloni

Members of the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy's premier jazz ensemble, performs for a NAS Patuxent River audience Oct. 4 at the River's Edge Catering and Conference Center outdoor Water's Edge Stage. The 18-member jazz group continues the Big Band Era jazz legacy and has been entertaining crowds for more than 40 years.

Domestic violence prevention: One voice makes a difference By Connie Hempel NAS Patuxent River Public Affairs It doesn't matter if you're in the military or a civilian, a man or a woman. It can happen to anyone and when it does, it not onlyaffectsitsvictims,buttheirfamily,communityandeventheir job. In terms of the military, it also impacts mission readiness. While it may be uncomfortable to mention the words "domestic violence," throughout October the nation is doing just that as Americans stand together to raise awareness during the 25th National DomesticViolence Awareness Month campaign. At NAS Patuxent River, the Fleet and Family Support Center, along with leadership in commands around the installation, is raising awareness and promoting safe, respectful and equitable relationships with outreach programs throughout the month. "The focus for us for this prevention month is to offer resources to people who are finding distress in their relationship," said Kerri George, Fleet and Family Support Center director. "We also want to provide education to people who aren't sure what domestic violence is and to those who want help." To start the prevention campaign, FFSC hosted a OneVoice for Military and Family Members seminar at the Glen Forrest Community Center in early October to help couples identify the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships. The class also discussed what to do about an abusive relationship, how to get help and help others, and what prevention resources are available. Command leadership and health-care professionals are also scheduled to attend a similar class later this month. Those who were unable to attend OneVoice, but want more information on these topics may be interested in the counseling services and other prevention classes offered at FFSC.These are free for active-duty military and their family. George said these services can also help couples determine "whether or not they are in a healthy relationship they should be moving forward with or learn tools to assist them in doing something different." Monthly FFSC classes aimed at domestic violence prevention include: Marriage is a Work of Heart, Personal Communication, Stress Management and Anger Management. FFSC counseling services teach couples "everything from how to have fun in relationships again to understanding your spouse and yourself," George said.

Reporting Domestic Violence

There are two types of reporting options: restricted and un-

Marriage is a Work of Heart

Ideas and tools couples can use as they continue to build the marriage they envisioned. One of the tools practiced in class, the Speaker-Listener Technique, helps couples enhance their communication skills, regardless of the issue.

Personal Communication

Learn communication styles and ways to develop more effective speaking and listening skills. Participants practice different ways to interact with people.

Stress Management

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at FFSC Participants learn how their beliefs and thought process impacts how they deal with stress.

Anger Management

2-4 p.m. Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and 8 at FFSC Participantsgainabetterunderstandingofangerandlearn techniques on how to effectively express and manage anger.

restricted. Unrestricted reporting entails an official command notification or criminal investigation of the incident. An unrestricted report can be made through the FFSC, any military healthcare provider, chaplain, base security or the chain of command. Unrestricted reports cannot be changed to restricted . Restricted reporting does not initiate an investigation or notification to leadership or law enforcement. However, if there is a good-faith belief that there is a serious imminent threat to the health and safety of the victim or another person, restricted reporting may not be an option. Restricted reporting can be made to the victim advocate, victim advocate supervisor or a healthcare provider. Restricted reports can be changed to an unrestricted report.

Victim Advocate

Helping domestic violence victims at NAS Patuxent River is Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate Coordinator, Cathy C. Beck. Some of the services Beck provides include: creating short- and long-term safety plans, and providing information on resources

In case you haven't noticed, the nature of communication is changing. Email, which is just a few years old, now seems to be our primary mode of communication. Email, along with text messages, Twitter and Facebook, has crowded out faceto-face communication and Al Kaniss telephone conversations. In fact, cell phones are used more for texting than actual talking nowadays. These concern me since communication experts say words alone make up only 8 percent of communication, voice adds another 37 percent and body language a whopping 55 percent. Chalk it all up to efficiency. It's faster and easier to send someone an email or text message and then move on to your next task than it is to actually talk with them. After all, talking to someone in person or on the phone carries the risk of a long conversation which is sometimes awkward to end. Listening is hard work and you have to take notes to remember what was discussed and decided. It's usually simpler to read and reply to an email or text message, which is its own written transcript. Handwritten notes are also becoming rare. I imagine that sooner or later, learning cursive handwriting and how to print the alphabet will no longer be important. More and more of our communications come from a real or virtual keyboard. I have to admit, it is quicker and more legible to type than write something, not to mention it can be easily edited. However, I hope that as our human-to-human communication continues to morph, we don't let our communication with God degrade. We communicate with God through prayer, praise, singing and of course reading the Bible. While nothing prescribes the frequency of communication between us and God, I hope it's frequent. Traditional times are when one is in God's house and before meals, but any time of day is a good time to communicate with God. Many people begin their day with Bible reading and prayer—their "quiet time alone with God." And we shouldn't just talk to God when we need something or some help. Every time we notice God's hand working in our daily lives—getting to work safely, or being able to work in a nice facility, or being on the right side of the grass—we should acknowledge it by thanking him. One of the most beautiful parts of the Bible is the book of Psalms in which David extols God for His grace, mercy and virtues. If we could, it would be tempting to send emails and text messages to God in place of more traditional communication. Sounds kind of silly, doesn't it? But then again, how much are we losing in our communication with friends and family by primarily using electronic means? such as medical, legal advocacy assistance and court services. Beck can also accompany victims to medical and legal appointments upon request. "The services are completely voluntary," Beck wrote in an email. "They are available if and when the victim chooses to request and accept these services." In addition to direct victim services, Beck is also involved in SystemAdvocacyandEducation/Training,andpublicawareness. "These actions all enhance services and resources for a victim of domestic abuse," she said. These services include working with civilian and military resources to create and improve response and support to victims such as serving as an active member of local Family Violence councils, ongoing collaboration with local law enforcement, courts services and 24-hour crisis intervention services. To reach a victim advocate or for more information on services provided at Pax, call the Fleet and Family Support Center at 301-342-4911. For after-hours crisis services, call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or the National DomesticViolence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (1833).


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nProgram improves opportunities for

unrestricted line officers to gain key leadership roles in naval Acquisition community By Paula A. Paige Air 1.0 Program Management Public Affairs

EDITOR'S EDIT OR'S NOTE: NOTE: This is the second installation of a two-part feature following Capt. Frank Morley and his journey to become a major program manager in the naval aviation acquisition community.To read the story in its entirety, visit www.navair.navy.mil and click on NAVAIR News. One of the major program manager pipeline initiative's earliest supporters wasVice Adm. W. Mark Skinner, the principal military deputy to the assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition). Skinner has deep roots in the acquisition community and came from the Unrestricted Line, or URL, acquisition professional officer ranks. As a junior flag officer, he managed Program Executive Office for Tactical Aircraft, or PEO(T), commanded Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division and served as assistant commander, Test and Evaluation, Naval Air Systems Command at NAS Patuxent River. "Capt. Frank Morley has done a great job with the Hornet program, which is one of the flagship programs at Patuxent River," Skinner said. "He brought in a unique blend of aviation and acquisition experience. .We need officers running major programs who have recent fleet experience, who can bring that kind of experience to the acquisition process, so the products they're producing for our warfighter are relevant. Not every program manager has to be a URL acquisition professional, but we need that flavor—those skills are just critical. "There are two types of skills we seek," Skinner continued. "The aviation engineering duty officer (AEDO) skill-set, an in-depth engineering skill-set with a little bit of fleet experience.Then we have our URL acquisition professionals (APs), who have less of an engineering skill-set, but much more fleet experience. That mix of URL APs and AEDOs has served us well over time." In the middle of this past decade, however,

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Brian Abel

Based at NAS Patuxent River, PMA-265 is responsible for the acquisition and total life-cycle support of more than 1,500 F/A-18 Hornet, F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft, such as this one.

Cramming a Lot Into 22 Years

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Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) Vice Adm. W. Mark Skinner is one of the architects of the Aviation Acquisition Corps Unrestricted Line Officer Major Program Manager Career Track. "the AEDO community was in ascension because the URL APs were simply not qualified," Skinner said. "So, I and a cadre of 0-6s got together and said 'What can we do about this? It's untenable.'We went back and did a couple of things—it was a two-phase process." First, Navy leaders created an Aviation URL Acquisition Professional career track. "We determined that if we could get an O-5 out of commander command, who had four years of acquisition experience, whom we could give four additional years of acquisition experience and, as a minimum, two years in a program office, by the 22-year mark in an officer'scareer—giveortakeacoupleof years—we would pick them for a major command," Skinner said. "The issue we had to deal with was how to keep them in acquisition jobs."

The program has essentially created a way for unrestricted-line acquisition professionals with 22 years in their careers to acquire the skills they need to compete for major program manager. "Twenty-two years of an officer's career is a long, long time," Skinner said. "But in order to do all the things an officer has to do—to be a captain, an 0-6, with eight years of acquisition experience, with two years in a program office and all the qualifications at the 22-year mark, it's not a lot of time.We ask a lot of these officers to cram a lot of things in 22 years just to be in position, so that we can put them up on a selection board. "The problem was they were never getting to meet the board because they never had the qualifications," he continued. "Once they got to the board, they competed very well."

Early Baptism

Navy leaders also hope to use the new URL officer pipeline program to expose naval officers to the acquisition environment earlier in their careers. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition Sean Stackley believes acquisition is part of your DNA, Skinner said. "He really advocated giving selected URL APs the opportunity to go to acquisition tours earlier in their career—when they were lieutenants, for example." Thattime,Skinnersaid,wouldcounttoward the required 96 months of acquisition experi-

ence and expose junior officers to acquisition. Navy leaders also identified a dozen billets for O-4 and O-5 level acquisition jobs where they would send URL APs to gain experience. "They're career-enhancing opportunities, but they also give those officers exposure to acquisition," he said. "Over time, we'll have people who'll show up out of their command or commandertourswithnotjustfouryearsofacquisition experience, but five or six. Ultimately, we'llgetbetterexperiencedofficers,andacquisition will get better experienced officers." Asforthefuture,Skinnersaidhebelievesthe Navy has achieved the right mix and balance of aviation-acquisition major program managers. "It will probably be another decade before we accrue the benefit from them," the admiral said, "but in this business, we count on that kind of long-term investment. We're going to be buying aviation systems and submarine systems and surface systems in the Navy for a long time to come, so we can afford to invest in a junior officer."

Balancing the Stool

Program managers in the naval-aviation acquisition career field form a "three-legged stool," which includes civilian, professional engineers as well as military restricted and unrestricted line officers, explained Capt. Patrick Herring, the outgoing community manager for Aviation Acquisition Corps URL officers. [JUMP]"With fewer numbers of URL

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News briefs On base:

New Clinic and Pharmacy hours

Oct. 11, 1 p.m. In celebration of the Navy's 237th birthday, the Chief of Naval Operations and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy are holding a worldwide all-hands call. A mandatory all-hands viewing of the message is 1 p.m.Thursday at Center StageTheater. Senior leaders should ensure their personnel are afforded the opportunity to attend.

CFC begins Oct. 25 with online Employee Express

CNO, MCPON all-hands call

Shotgun deer hunting opens early

Now through Oct. 27 In an effort to quickly reduce the deer population on and around the airfield, shotgun deer hunting season on base is now open and runs through Oct. 27. During this time, hunters are restricted to hunting areas 3-13, areas closest to the airfield. The October muzzleloader season remains unchanged, Oct. 18-27 in all firearms hunting areas. The archery season is open in all hunting areas and will not close Oct. 18-20 as originally planned. Shotgun and bow hunting are also permitted on Sunday's until Oct. 21; muzzleloader Sunday hunting is allowed Oct. 21 only. For more information about the early shotgun season, bag limits and tagging procedures, visit the Conservation Branch website at http://naspaxriver.isportsman.net.

Beginning Oct. 29, the Clinic and Pharmacy hours of operations will change.The Clinic will be open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays; and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. The Pharmacy will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For more information, contact Nicole Quinn at 301-995-4980.

This year's Combined Federal Campaign begins Oct. 25. A new "Employee Express" feature allows employees to make donationsonline.Thenewfeatureisauser-friendlyautomatedsystemgivingemployeesdirectcontroloverkeypayrollandpersonnel information without having to use forms or visit a personnel orpayrolloffice.ItisnotmandatoryforCFCpledges.Moreinformation on Employee Express will be given during the CFC kick off and will be available on the St. Mary's County CFC website, www.StMarysCountyCFC.org. For more information, contact DoreenTalbott at Doreen.Talbott@navy.mil or 301-995-3810.

Installation heating and cooling systems

Monday and Nov. 13 Air conditioning systems for facilities aboard NAS Patuxent

River, Webster Outlying Field and Navy Recreation Center Solomons without automatic controls are scheduled to be secured Monday. Heating systems are projected to be activated the week of Nov. 13. The following areas have been identified as being waived from the mandated 30-day waiting period stated in the Secretary of the Navy Energy Conservation Memorandum: building 2030, Chapel, sleeping quarters at the fire houses, building 469, building 2199 sleeping area, building 3202 paint booth facility. Facility coordinators can forward command-endorsed waiver requests to Jeffery Boyd at Jeffery.Boyd1@navy.mil.

Off base:

Capt. Pat Hovatter Memorial Golf Tournament

Oct. 22 Chesapeake Hills Golf Club, Lusby Capt. Pat Hovatter was a career Navy aviator and the 20002002NASPatuxentRiverCommandingOfficerwhopassedaway January2012.ProceedsbenefittheWoundedWarriorProject,the Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., and local groups benefiting sick children in Southern Maryland. An awards dinner will follow the tournament. For more information or to make a donation, contact Dave Spigler at 410-326-2524.


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October highlights energy awareness By Connie Hempel NAS Patuxent River Public Affairs Last week's National Energy Awareness Month Tester article focused on what Pax Pros and can do to help when it comes to energy conservation. Because the NAS Patuxent River Energy Program is extensive and multifaceted, this week's article focuses on what Pax is currently doing for energy conservation and the program's other aspects: water conservation, water reduction, energy security, greenhouse gas emissions and demand-side management. According to NAS Patuxent River Installation Energy Manager Karl Bryan, some of the newer technologies at Pax helping with energy conservation include smart meters at each building called Advanced Metering Infrastructure, or AMI. These meters measure how much electricity is being supplied to the building and how much is being consumed. Comparing these two values can identify buildings on Pax that may need updating if they are running below the Maryland Public Service Commission's established efficiency limit of 90 percent. There is also a $6 million project underway aimed at improving energy consumption at 36 buildings on base. This project includes implementing different energy conservation measures such as replacing light fixtures, changing HVAC motors to premium efficiency, adding insulation, weather stripping and caulking, and adding direct digital controls to some mechanical systems. "These will improve the overall efficiency of the facilities and at the same time give us some savings on our energy," Bryan said. He estimates the savings to be 10-20 percent depending on the technology. While some of those savings may be immediate, some will be realized over the next 15-20 years. Another technology Bryan is trying to develop is using more ground-source heat pumps instead of regular air cooling systems. Ground-source heat pumps, or geothermal heat pumps,

use ground water that stays at a constant, cool temperature. According to the Department of Energy, GHPs allows heating and cooling systems to reach 300-600 percent efficiency while airsource heat pumps can only reach 175-250 percent. When it comes to energy security, Bryan said, "We have to be able to have the energy available to support our mission tenants. That means looking at were our energy comes from." Currently, the energy Pax receives is only 20 percent efficient by the time it reaches the installation due to generation, transmission and distribution losses. With that in mind, the energy program is looking at future projects with on-site power generation to increase system efficiency and improve security. Bryan said one concept under consideration is natural gas drive turbines which would enable power to be generated on station. Although gas turbines are expensive, Bryan said they can have an efficiency of 85 percent if the waste heat from the turbine is recycled for other heating applications such as hot water or offsetting the heating required for HVAC systems. Additionally, incentives through the Department of Energy may help offset costs. Bryan said gas turbines would also provide the installation with reliable, uninterruptable power. Because Pax is just one piece to a bigger puzzle in terms of energy for the region, if demands in the region increase, power could start going out inside the gate to avoid a system failure. However, with gas turbines, "when power goes off outside the gate, we'd still have power," Bryan said. Using natural gas also improves efficiencies, reduces emissions and decreases the base's overall greenhouse gas footprint through improved efficiency of the power system and reducing the use of fuels in other areas. Throughout October's National Energy Awareness Month, information booths are located in buildings 458, 2185, 2187, 2272 and 2815 offering energy-saving tips and information. For information about the installation's energy program, contact Bryan at Karl.Bryan@navy.mil or 301-757-4835. joint venture by the FFSC and the Departments of Defense, Labor andVeterans Affairs.Topics include résumé writing and interview techniques. Seating is limited. To register, see a Career Counselor.

One Voice for Leadership and Helping Professionals Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn the signs of dangerous relationships and what can be done to help. Prevention resources will also be discussed.

Understanding Stress All classes are held at the Fleet and Family Support Center, building 2090 on Bundy Road, unless otherwise noted. To make a reservation or to volunteer, call 301-342-4911. For more information on FFSC classes, visit http://cnic.navy.mil/Patuxent/, click on Fleet and Family Readiness and then Support Services. Hours of Oper Operation ation Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Transition Assistance Program

Oct. 15-19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This TAP course is for retiring military members and is a

Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stress is a part of life. This class helps participants understand how their beliefs and thought process has an impact on how they deal with stress. Participants will learn ways to manage stress that can be immediately incorporate into their life.

Scream-Free Parenting Oct. 24 and 31, and Nov. 7 and 14, noon to 1:30 p.m. Are you a screamer? Do you employ the“silent treatment”? Are you looking for ways to better connect with your children? This four-week class is designed to equip you for your most important job, parenting. Tips from Scream-Free Parenting can be used with children of all ages.

Yoga instructors Ann Hunt, back, and Susan Grier demonstrate proper posture alignment for yoga position Parsvokonasana, the extended side angle pose.

A balance of mind and body

Putting yoga to work for you By Donna Cipolloni Tester staff writer

If the word yoga conjures up images of people twisted into pretzel shapes or balancing themselves on their fingertips, then it's time to take a realistic look at what yoga can do for you. Today's desk-bound workforce is likely to suffer a myriad of ailments, such as shoulder and lower-back pain, tight hips and hamstrings, and stress; yoga can help with that. But beyond alleviating physical aches and pains, the practice of yoga can also assist with balancing other aspects of your life. "Yoga has many benefits," explained Ann Hunt, yoga instructor at the Energy Zone and owner of EvolveYoga in California, Md. "It can improve your flexibility, strength and balance; lower your heart-rate; balance the endocrine system; calm the mind; teach you to relax; help you sleep better; sharpen your concentration; elevate your self-confidence; and enable you to make more thoughtful life choices." The Energy Zone offers three types of yoga classes: Stretch & Flex, Yoga Flow, and Yoga Levels 1-2. There was also a new yoga class introduced in October to address the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (see sidebar). Stretch & Flex offers gentle yet active stretches, movements and postures. Yoga Levels 1-2 is a mixed-level class of individual postures focusing on specific areas that may include hips, shoulders or the side body and is a particularly good class for desk-bound employees to work out their kinks. Yoga Flow is a moderately fast-paced, continuous movement class appropriate for individuals with prior yoga experience, although beginners are welcome. "Yoga is appropriate for all ages, at all stages in life, and

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Frequently asked questions By Robin Burt Mentoring-Externally Directed Team

mentees, you can make yourself unavailable inside the Tool by checking the “Exclude me from matching” checkbox in your profile.

When senior and mid-level managers are invited to use the iMentorTool to formalize their role as Naval Air Systems Command mentors, several questions come to mind. This week’s article focuses on frequently asked questions.

Q: How will this affect my relationship relationship with my current current mentees? A: By choosing to participate as either a mentor or mentee, you are not expected to abandon any existing mentoring relationships. Potential mentors and mentees looking to establish formal mentoring relationships have fair and equal access by registering on the iMentor Tool.

Q: Wher Wheree is the iMentor iMentor Tool Tool located and what resour resources ces aree available? ar available? A: The NAVAIR Mentor Community of Interest contains information regarding mentoring, as well as the iMentor tool. The home page, located at on the My NAVAIR site, provides NAVAIR’s mentoring objective and basic information about mentoring. There are dedicated links describing every aspect of the Mentoring Program along the left margin of the home page. There is an iMentor Tutorial link, Mentor Toolkit, Mentoring Program Handbook plus resources for the Mentoring Process, Helpful Questions for Mentors, Helpful Questions for Mentees and several other resources. Q: Do I have have to enter my résumé into the iMentor iMentor Tool? Tool? A: The choice is yours. Once inside the tool, you will see the My Profile page. Here you will provide information about your current position, work experience, education and participation in any associations or organizations. You will have the opportunity to upload your résumé if you like. Short synopses of your work experiences, especially for mentors, are acceptable as well. Information may be entered directly into the tool or uploaded. Q: How much time is requir required ed in order order to participate? participate? A: Ideally, a minimum of one hour every month or every other month for each mentee is a good rule of thumb. If you anticipate mentoring more than one person at a time, or reach a place where you have reached your capacity for new

Q: My time is very limited. Is ther theree a way for me to share my professional professional expertise expertise without the extensive extensive time requir required ed to develop develop a personal relationship relationship with a mentee? A: Yes, there is. From time to time, specific program offices or NAVAIR teams host a Speed Mentoring event. Also, Group Mentoring is also available. Speed Mentoring allows a group of seasoned NAVAIR professionals to participate in a panel discussion or to individually field questions and offer advice in a series of short conversations. These formats provide mentees with a variety of viewpoints and offer a targeted networking experience. Group Mentoring allows a mentor to meet regularly with four to six mentees at a time to discuss various topics.

Q: Does the NAVAIR NAVAIR Mentor Mentoring ing Progr Program am have have the endorsement of senior leadership? A: Absolutely. NAVAIR’s Mentoring Program is strongly endorsed from the top of our organization, NAVAIR Commanding Officer Vice Adm. David Dunaway. Additionally, the program is organizationally aligned to AIR 7.0 Corporate Operations Gary Kurtz. In response to the 2011 command survey, mentoring revitalization efforts were initiated under three Senior Executive Service champions: Gary Kessler, Jesse McCurdy and Garry Newton. While these leaders are formally focused on the mentoring program, SES leadership continues to support the success of the program in a myriad of efforts. Not only do they provide one-on-one mentoring to members of the workforce, but they also continue to demonstrate their commitment by participating in the on-going events surrounding the mentoring program.

Q: How does my participation participation as either a mentor or a mentee benefit the NAVAIR NAVAIR organization organization as a whole? A: Mentored employees are more likely to form a strong bond with their mentor and a deeper commitment to NAVAIR. By utilizing iMentor, NAVAIR can firmly establish a robust mentoring program that has the potential to become an integral part of our corporate culture. Our organization can reduce costly turnover by developing employees’ full potential and increasing their productivity and job satisfaction. NAVAIR’s mentoring program offers a diverse group of mentors who reflect our inclusive culture. Successful mentoring programs make good business sense.

Widespread participation and utilization of the iMentor Tool is crucial to the future success of the NAVAIR Mentoring Program. As the tool engages a significant portion of our NAVAIR workforce, a culture of mentoring can take flight. Mentoring at NAVAIR can be the connecting link to existing management development programs, diversity, training, competency development and current succession-planning processes. If you have questions or would like to discuss the mentoring program further, contact Mentoring Program Manager Donna Belcher at 301-342-5096 or Mentoring Externally Directed Team Lead Michele DeMoss-Coward at 301-757-2147.

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St. Mary’s County Commissioners and Naval Air Systems Command Hispanic Engagement Action Team members issued a proclamation Sept. 11 recognizing Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. The proclamation urges citizens to recognize the contributions Hispanics have made and continue to make in American history. This proclamation is one example of how HEAT strives to develop collaborations and benchmarking with diversity leaders, professional organizations and local communities to build coalitions and an inclusive environment for all. HEAT also focuses on the recruitment, retention and development of Hispanics for the NAVAIR workforce. For more information about HEAT, contact Linda Williams at Linda.M.Williams3@ navy.mil. Those signing the proclamation were: front row from left, county representative Kelsey Bush; HEAT members Lainie Rodríguez, José Rodríguez, Ayram Liceaga and Antonio Miguelez; board of education representative Dr. Charna Lacey; and county representative Cynthia Brown. Back row from left, commissioners Daniel Morris, Cynthia Jones, Jack Russell, Larry Jarboe and Todd Morgan.

By Tester staff In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the Tester has been highlighting Hispanic Americans' contributions to the U.S. Navy. Last week's issue looked at Precision Strike Weapons Program Office (PMA 201) chief engineer Juan Ortiz and his successes in mentoring and shaping upcoming engineers. Other Tester issues during the month highlighted a few Hispanic Americans' "firsts" such as: Seaman John Ortega, the first Hispanic American to receive the Medal of Honor in 1864. Adm. David Farragut, the country's first full admiral in 1866. Alberto de Ruiz, the first U.S. Naval Academy Hispanic graduate in 1875. Lt. j.g. Maria Rodriguez Denton, the first Puerto Rican to serve as a U.S. Naval Reserve officer in 1944. Cmdr. (later Capt.) Marion Frederic Ramirez de Arellano, the first Hispanic to command a submarine in 1944. Edward Hidalgo, the first Hispanic to serve as Secretary of the Navy in 1979. He set one of his top priorities to recruiting more Hispanic Americans. He served as secretary

until January 1981. Concluding our Hispanic American Sailors' "firsts" series, this week's Tester highlights accomplishments from the 1980s to now. 1981: Midshipman Carmel Carmel Gilliland Gilliland was among the first Hispanic American women to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. She also held the highest class rank. The other Hispanic American women graduating with Gilliland were: Midshipmen Ina Marie Gomez, Trinora Pinto and Lilia Ramirez. 2002: Capt. K Kathlene athlene Contr Contres es became the highest ranking woman Hispanic Line Officer on active duty in the Navy. In 2005 she became the first Hispanic woman to lead the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute as the commandant since its establishment in 1971. 2006: MCPON Joe Joe Campa Campa became the first Hispanic Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, the top-ranking enlisted person. Campa served at MCPON until 2008.. 2010: Cmdr. Cmdr. Yvette Gonzalez Davids Davids became the first Hispanic American female officer to command a surface combatant as the USS Curts (FFG 38) Commanding Officer.


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For a complete list of upcoming MWR activities, visit http://cnic.navy.mil/Patuxent, click on Fleet and Family Readiness and then Things to Do.

Arts and Crafts Festival vendor registrations

Past crafters and active-duty and retired military can now register to participate as a vender in the Dec. 1 Arts and Crafts Festival at NAS Patuxent River. Registrations for DOD civilians

and contractors start Monday. Cost is $70.To register, visit Customized Creations or call 301-342-3569.

shirt. For more information, contact Hal Willard at 301-7571194 or Harold.Willard@navy.mil.

Navy 5-Nautical Mile Fun Run

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Saturday, 9 a.m., NAS Patuxent River Open to active-duty, Reserve and retired military, DOD civilians, Fitness and Sports program members, family members and accompanied guests.This is a 5-nautical mile course from the Beach House to the Fishing Pier and back.. Preregistration is $20. Same-day registrations begin at 7:30 a.m. and are $22. Registration is free for active-duty military without an official race shirt. For more information, contact Hal Willard at 301-757-1194 or Harold.Willard@navy.mil.

20th Annual 10K Fall Classic

Oct. 20, 9 a.m., Drill Hall Enjoy the water views on board NAS Patuxent River by participating in the annual 10K Fall Classic. Preregistration is $20. Same-day registrations begin at 7:30 a.m. and are $22. Registration is free for active-duty military without an official 10K

Oct. 29-31 and weekends, Bowie Baysox Stadium Parental discretion is highly advised for this PG-13 haunted house. In its 11th year running, Doomsday Asylum features more than 30 live actors along with props and special effects, and takes approximately 20 minutes to walk through. Tickets available at https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/team.asp?sponsorid=5065; use promo code: PAX for a discount.

Customized Creations Halloween special

Can't find a costume for you or your child? Customized Creations can transfer any image from a CD to a shirt. During October, purchase one side and get the other side for free. For more information, call 301-342-6293.

The Liberty is a component of the Single Sailor Program and sponsors free and reduced-price events for NAS Patuxent River E1-E6 active-duty military. Civilian guests are not allowed to participate unless otherwise stated. For more information, call 301-342-4208 or visit http://cnic.navy.mil/Patuxent, click on Fleet and Family Readiness, Things to Do and then Liberty Programs.

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For Morley, the Navy's investment appears to have paid off. One year later, the captain has settled into his new major program manager role and is learning to navigate the acquisition world as adeptly as he did the F/A-18 cockpit. "I've felt myself grow in this job," Morley said. "It's great to be part of a first construct. Like a pilot, the more flight time you have, the more the hair stands up on your neck when some-

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Stress-management class tackles the enemy within By Doug Miller Tester staff writer It's one thing to worry about your car breaking down as you're driving, but it's quite another to have it actually happen. As far as your body is concerned, however, there's no difference between the two. That was the "a-ha" moment life-skills facilitator Linda Schmid delivered during one of her monthly stress-management workshops at the NAS Patuxent River Fleet and Family Support Center. During this workshop participants learn how to recognize physical signals of stress and skills for coping with it on an everyday basis. They also get information on the free counseling services offered at the center.

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Schmid can bring these tools for stress management to Sailors in seminars around the base too. She said while the various commands on base know stress management for their personnel is an important component of mission readiness, she urges them to use her services more. "Give me a buzz. I will come out to the command and provide programs," Schmid said. In addition to stress management, the Fleet and Family Support Center offers classes in suicide awareness and prevention, personal and couples communication and, in November, holiday-related stress. The center also conducts a six hour course, done in three sessions, on anger management. Schmid said she tailors the seminars to the concerns of individual participants by calling people before the class and asking, "What do you want to get out of this?" She said seminars are free as long as 50 percent or more of the participants in the class are military, family members or retired military. Modern American life can induce plenty of stress by itself, she said, add the pressures of military life and the need for coping tools intensifies. Other stress triggers participants cited during a recent workshop include upcoming moves, transitioning into civilian life, and the strains put on a marriage imposed by deployments and transfers. During her interactive class, Schmid said she observed while external stressors--a broken-down car, a sick child or a belligerent boss—are beyond our control, internal stressors—how we react to the external ones--are not. She walked the group through the ABC formula of stress management: The activating event (A) plus one's belief (B) or attitude regarding it equals the consequence (C) or the response one has to that event. By giving weight to the negative aspects of a move, for example—packing, leaving friends behind—and ignoring the positives—a bigger place, making new friends—one intensifies the associated stress. Schmid said "self-talk statements" are an important tool for accentuating the positive, and included examples among the folder-full of handouts each participant took home. Saying to oneself, "I can deal with disappointments without turning them into disasters" or "Things don't always have to go my way," can help keep one on an even keel. The class also discussed the stress-busting effects of good nutrition and exercise. The latter, at least is a leg up Sailors have on civilians tied to a desk, Schmid said, noting the hour of physical training they get every day. Class participants also gauged their personal stress lev-

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Stress triggers often include transfers, deployments and transitioning into civilian life. The Fleet and Family Support Center offers a monthly interactive stress-management class to address these triggers and more. els according to a scale that attaches a point value to each adult stressor that might be present in a person's life, from the death of a spouse (100 points) to a vacation (13). Schmid ended the 90-minute class with a guided meditation, not the sort of thing one ordinarily pictures a military person doing. She said, however, that she's seen Sailors take to it like ducks to water. "They love it," she said. The next stress management workshop is Oct. 24. For more information on these classes and other services of the Fleet and Family Support Center, visit http://cnic.navy.mil/Patuxent and click on Fleet and Family Readiness, or call 301-342-4911.

REMEMBRANCE Continued from 1 presence in that region just as we have in the past," said NAS Patuxent River Command Master ChiefWilliam Lloyd-Owen. "Let the memory of the USS Cole bombing remind us that there are still those out there who would do us harm, and that right now U.S. Naval Forces are on station ensuring they do not get the chance. Sail safe, shipmates." After roughly a year and a half and nearly $250 million in repairs, USS Cole was recommissioned in Pascagoula, Miss., taking its first six-month deployment in November 2003. Since then, the ship has deployed a few more times, including once back to the Middle East, all without incident.

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Capt. Michael Vernere, Naval Health Clinic commanding officer, left, awards Hospital Corpsman 1st Class John Robinson with a Navy Achievement Medal during a ceremony Sept. 21 at the Clinic. Robinson is transferring to the 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, Okinawa, Japan.

BIRTHDAY Continued from 1 that he had performed this vital function. While this function has obviously evolved, the ageold practice of sounding bells still has its place in the 21st century Navy, regulating daily routine, just as it did aboard vessels under sail in the late

1700s. Dungarees are the modern Sailor's work clothes, but the term is not modern. Dating back to the 18th century, its origin is the Hindi word "dungri," for a thick, durable cotton cloth from India. A coxswain, or cockswain, was at first the swain (boy servant) in charge of the small cockboatthatwaskeptaboard a ship for use in rowing the

Executive board members of the Federally Employed Women Patuxent River Chapter presents a check of more than $250 to the United Way of St. Mary's County in September in support of the "Snack Sak" program. "Snack Sak" is a nutritional project aimed at filling the hunger gap for children in Southern Maryland; the check from FEW will sponsor a child for the year. St. Mary's County United Way and the Southern Maryland Food Bank are committed to easing the pain of hunger in Southern Maryland when other resources, such as free or reduced breakfast and lunch programs are not available. Unmarked back packs are filled with ready-to-eat, kid-friendly, nutritious snacks and discreetly distributed by school staff to keep the identity of those being served private. The backpacks are delivered weekly to the school and handed out on the last day before a weekend or holiday. Pictured from left are, FEW members Maria Thorpe and Lottie Briscoe; United Way Executive Director, Jennifer Hollingsworth; and FEW members Sharmella Riggs and Jeannie Facemire. captaintoandfromshore.The term has been in use in England for centuries. With the passing of time, the coxswain became the helmsman of any boat, regardless of size. A "butt" was a wooden cask which held water or other liquids and to "scuttle" was to drill a hole, as for tapping a cask. The cask of drinking water on ships was called a scuttlebutt and since

Sailors talked and shared news when they gathered for a drink, scuttlebutt became Navy slang for gossip and rumors. Mayday is the voice radio distresscallforvesselsandpeople in serious trouble at sea. The term was made official by aninternationaltelecommunicationsconferencein1948and is an anglicized version of the French word "m'aidez" which

means "help me." U.S. presidents who have served in the Navy were John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R.FordandGeorgeH.W.Bush. In 1781, our first president, George Washington, wrote in a letter to the Marquis de Lafayette, "It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we

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Yoga Warriors for PTSD The Energy Zone now offers Yoga Warriors, a program developed in 2005 by Yoga Warriors International to alleviate the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. "This class is open to all active-duty and retired military members who suffer with PTSD and requires no yoga experience whatsoever," said Susan Grier, class instructor certified by Yoga Warriors International to teach this specific population. Studies show the benefits of yoga to those with PTSD include the alleviation of anxiety, depression and paranoia; improved sleep and energy levels; enhanced self-acceptance and self-esteem; decreased hyper-vigilance and reactivity to sensory input; and reduction of intrusive thoughts. The introductory four-session Yoga Warriors class is underway and those interested can contact Kerry Davis at Kerry.A.Davis@navy.mil or 301-995-3869 regarding classes offered after Oct 23. To learn more about Yoga Warriors International, visit www.YogaWarriors.com.

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Marine Col. Roger Cordell, Naval Test Wing Atlantic commander, presents Command Master Chief Avionics Technician (Air Warfare) Tim McKinley, NTWL, with his Reenlistment Certificate after a ceremony Sept. 28. McKinley, who has 25 years Navy service, reenlisted for three more years.

for all shapes," Hunt said. Postures can be modified or altered to fit an individual's needs, and the use of props in class—blankets, blocks and straps—makes postures easier and safer by avoiding undue strain and fatigue. "The instructors also provide hands-on assistance to help individuals find their proper alignment and maximize the benefits," Hunt said. In addition to yoga postures, all classes focus on breathing and strive to teach participants how to stay focused. "We live in a highly-stimulated environment," Hunt said. "We're often hijacked by

our to-do lists.We teach people how to relax, focus and filter out distractions.This is useful information that goes well beyond the yoga mat." Interested in trying yoga before making a commitment? Anyone with base access is invited to take one class free. All classes are taught by instructors who at least 200 hours of training certified byYoga Alliance, the U.S. governing body for yoga. An eight-class drop-in pass is $72, or $36 for E1-E5 service members, and a four class pass is $36 for everyone. Passes can be purchased at the Fitness and Sports Office at the Drill Hall. For detailed descriptions and the days/times of all yoga classes, visit www.cnic.navy.mil/Patuxent, click on Fleet and Family Readiness, then Fitness and Sports and look for the Energy Zone link.

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Bowles Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

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Weekends in October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Budd's Creek Road in Clements Get lost in Bowles Farm's A-Maze-ing corn maze! Explore the farm's petting zoo, kids' hay maze and pumpkin patch. Take a ride on the Corn Maze Express hayride to view the entire farm.

Forrest Hall Farm Crazy Corn Maze

Weekends in October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 39136 Avie Lane, Mechanicsville Have fun at the farm and find your way through the Crazy Corn Maze! Enjoy games and hay-bale slides; pick fresh apples in the orchard; shop for produce, country crafts, mums and more in the Forrest Hall Farm Store.

Eighth Annual RiverFest at St. Mary's

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate Southern Maryland's waterways at RiverFest. Enjoy free activities and entertainment while learning about the environment. Step on board a tall ship, paddle a kayak and help skipper a small sailboat. For more information, email fun@frescoadventure.com.

Fall Faire

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Christ Church in Chaptico Try oyster and country ham dinners. Enjoy the music of the Folk SaladTrio, Harmony Grit and the Bushmill Band. Seasonal gifts and baked goods will be available for sale along with activities for the kids.

Teen Video Contest showcase

Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Lexington Park library View the videos submitted to the library's TeenVideo Contest and vote for the best.

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Get a glimpse of life along the Chesapeake Bay as it was more than 500 years ago. Experience the traditional and modern interpretations of this cultural heritage. The free event is open to all ages and offers music, food, fire-making, pottery, hide-tanning and basketry on site.

Navigate the Freedmen's Bureau records Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m., Calvert library, Prince Frederick Learn to navigate The Freedmen's Bureau records, an extensive source of post-Civil War and Reconstruction eras' genealogical information for African Americans. Documents include local censuses, marriage records, educational records and medical records, containing with full names, former masters and plantations. National Archives African American Genealogy Subject Specialist, ReginaldWashington, will be present. Register by calling 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

Annual Fall Family Fun Day Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum This free event offers a Science Show by John Hadfield, spooky bingo, face painting, moon bounce, crafts, games and more. For more information, visit www.cbrm.org.

Calvert Eats Local Harvest Potluck Monday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Calvert library, Prince Frederick Join Calvert Eats Local in a giant potluck celebrating local food. Bragging rights go to those who bring dishes with the lowest number of "food miles." Bring a plate, utensils, a cup and napkins for a "green" experience. Register by calling 410535-0291 or 301-855-1862.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oct. 11, 2012 Tester newspaper  

Happy 237th birthday Navy; Domestic violence prevention; Program opportunities for URL officers; October highlights energy awareness; Puttin...

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