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August 23, 2013 Volume: 1 Issue: 8

Bataan SCPOA Adopts Local Elementary School

By MCSN Mark Hays ailors from USS Bataan reached out to Norfolk’s Campostella Elementary School through the adopt-aschool program by having a school supply drive that started Aug. 8. More than a year ago, Bataan’s First Class Petty Officers Association (FCPOA) and Second Class Petty Officers Association (SCPOA) adopted Campostella Elementary so the Sailors could assist the students with education and healthy lifestyles. As part of the program, Sailors volunteer to mentor, tutor and serve as role models to the students. Ultimately the goal is to improve scholastic achievement, social and life skills and to provide help for students in need. “Sailors have volunteered to go to the school a couple hours a week to help students that struggle with reading,” said Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Tatiana Penigar. “By doing this the

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students reading scores have increased. During this past year Bataan Sailors spent a lot of their own time volunteering at the school, assisting in community projects, and providing food for community fun days. Also Sailors set up donation boxes aboard Bataan for can food drives and currently for school supplies.

Bataan Sailors can buy school supplies and donate them three times a day on the mess decks until Aug. 27 when the FCPOA and SCPOA will present the donations on behalf of Bataan. “If we don’t donate then they will not have the school supplies they need for the school year,” said Penigar. “The FCPOA SCPOA story cont. on page 2

CoS Aids Career Decisions By MCSN Nicholas Cottone ontinum of Service (CoS) programs provide Sailors more flexibility to move between the active and reserve components, allowing for a lifetime of service, officials said in a message released Auq. 7 Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Bille R. Price a Career Counselor said, “This mainly applies to eligible officer and enlisted Sailors who are in the reserves but also to Sailors on active duty.” The message provides an overview of various CoS programs which allow Sailors to transition between the components and are outlined in NAVADMIN 198/13. “The program is important for reservists to be able to come back in the active component and this article describes the processes.,” said Price. “It is important because they just opened this to the reservist.”

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Photo by MC3 Jared E. Walker

CoS story cont. on page 2

Look Inside! August & September Calendar, Page 3 | Zone Inspections, Page 4&5 | Non-Skid Story, Page 6 | Sailor in the Spotlight, Page 7


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and SCPOA are working really hard to help this school out.” OPNAVINST 5350.6C encourages Sailors to make a difference in local communities by strengthening education, preserving the environment, providing humanitarian assistance, and promoting anti-drug and healthy lifestyles. “It’s amazing to see our Sailors put in so much hard work as we prepare for deployment, but still use their free time to give back to the community,” said Command Master Chief Kevin Goodrich. Penigar said that so far Bataan has a pretty good collection of school supplies for the students and encourages Sailors to help by giving donations that can help the schools educational environment.

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It just outlines ways that you are able to continue Navy service whether active or reserve. Also the message details rating and designator conversion programs for Sailors. The Career Waypoints (C-WAY) system is a part of the Career Navigator Program and combines all Navy career management processes together to provide Sailors with tools to be able to have a more active role in managing their careers and not just relying on others. It is highly recommended for any Sailor considering cross rating to retake their ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). “ASVAB scores are always important because Sailors tend to forget about them

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after a few years of serving,” said Price. To have the best options and chances of selection, a higher score is recommended and this may expand the number of ratings that will be available. Active-duty Sailors not granted an in-rate or conversion opportunity can always request to join the Reserves fiveto-three months prior to their end of active obligated service. Price recommended, Active members should begin looking into this when they are 15 months from their EAOS. The Navy Reserve also offers a twoyear deployment deferment for Sailors who join within six months before they leave active duty. “Many questions people have about any CoS programs can be answered by command career counselors,” said Price.

Photos by MCSN Nicholas Cottone

Bataan Sailors participated in a mass casualty drill August 14. Sailors practiced lifesaving techniques in the well deck of Bataan. Patients were transfered up to the medical center for additional aid. Dummies weighing more than 200 pounds were put on stretchers to practice bringing someone up and down ladderwells. The editorial content of this newspaper is prepared, edited and provided by Bataan’s Public Affairs Office. This newspaper is an authorized publication for members of military services at sea. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Navy and do not imply endorsement thereof. Editor MC1(SW/AW) RJ Stratchko

Commanding Officer

Command Master Chief

Executive Officer

Public Affairs Officer

Captain George J. Vassilakis

Captain John “J.C.” Carter

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CMDCM(SW/AW) Kevin M. Goodrich MCC(SW/SCW) Dennis Herring

Layout and Design MCSN Nicholas Cottone

News Team 5

MC1(SW/AW) John Belanger MC1(SW/AW) RJ Stratchko MC2(SW/AW) Gary Prill

MC3 Erik Foster MCSN Mark Hays MCSN Nicholas Cottone


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Photos by MCSN Nicholas F. Cottone

Sailors Make Slippery Surfaces Safer Story by MC1 John J. Belanger fighter jet lands on a flight deck at 170 miles per hour in the rain. A Sailor walks through a passageway and safely up ladders. Both happen often in the Navy and can be done safely with the help of non-skid materials. The Deck Department aboard the USS Bataan stands at the front lines of preservation and safety while working on their latest project, laying peel and stick non-skid over the entire length of the port-side troop walkway and the ship’s sponsons. “It’s been a work in progress,” said Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Lacey Malbeuf. “It’s taken my group almost two months to lay everything out on this project.” The team assigned the task of laying down the non-skid also included team member Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Jacqueline Vandergraff and was supervised by Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Garrett Mitchell. “A group before us removed the old epoxy non-skid, ground it down, sanded it, applied primer and painted it,” said Vandergraff. “After that, we measured out the areas and started on the installation process.” To start, the team first uses a chalk line

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to get straight lines in place. The team agreed using the chalk to draw the patterns out on the deck is the best way to do it. “When you first look at it the job seems kind of overwhelming, but you just have to pick a place to start,” Mitchell said. “What you do is start at one end and find a corner. That’s the best place to start and once you do, it’s just two inches in between strips.” Team members explained the job takes a lot of measuring, and that you should measure twice so you only have to cut the strips once. This makes sure it fits right and looks good on each side. Naval Ship’s Technical Manual, Chapter 634 states that peel and stick non-skid may be used for all interior and exterior general-purpose applications except for aviation and vertical replenishment decks, where epoxy non-skid must be used. Also, although epoxy non-skid is well suited for aviation decks, it does have its drawbacks when applied to other parts of the ship. The main drawback with the epoxy-based application is the amount of time to complete the job waiting for the non-skid to dry and cure. The installation of peel and stick non-

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skid can be accomplished entirely within ship’s force capability, saving the ship and the Navy time and money. The Navy must contract the epoxy non-skid installation. “It’s a lot easier to replace or remove the peel and stick non-skid and there is less cleanup after the job,” Mitchell said.


Navy Trivia Fouled Anchor:

The fouled anchor as a naval insignia got its start as the seal of the Lord Howard of Effingham. He was the Lord Admiral of England at the time of the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. During this period their personal seal of the great officer of state was adopted as the seal of his office. The fouled anchor still remains the official seal of the Lord High Admiral of Great Britain. When this office became part of the present Board of Admiralty, the seal was retained on buttons, official seals, and cap badges. A fouled anchor is usually applied to the state of an anchor, which has become hooked on some impediment on the ground, or has its cable wound round the stock or flukes. The term is generally utilized when speaking of items of historical value such as the U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer emblem. The Navy’s adoption of this symbol and many other customs can be directly attributed to the influence of the British naval tradition.

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