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USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

The Shuttle Newsletter Edition

“We are Legend”

October 8, 2012 Issue

Proper Nutrition and Staying Fit for the Challenge Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Jesse Gonzalez USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) can prepare for the upcoming physical fitness assessment (PFA) by remembering that good nutrition is the basis for a good exercise routine. In order to lose weight and maintain a proper fitness level, one has to feed the body the proper sources of energy such as carbohydrates, calcium, protein, and fiber, said the Command Fitness Leader, Chief Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Courtney A. Kittrell. These proper sources of nutrition correctly fuel the body and amplify the energy level, producing a more efficient workout and allows a person to achieve the results intended. One can’t just simply workout and expect to lose weight while still eating hamburgers, french fries, cheese sticks, ice cream, cookies and candy. Food is fuel, said Amelia C. Chappell, the fitness boss aboard Enterprise. The body will only perform to the standard of the fuel it is given. This is also where people trying to lose weight often fall short. Sometimes, workout is conducted correctly, but diet is the issue. These two elements absolutely go hand in hand. Overconsumption leads to weight gain. If a person’s overall calorie intake is still exceeding output, no weight loss will occur. Weight loss, chronic disease prevention, and physical fitness require an overall healthy lifestyle. If any of the pieces of the puzzle are missing, goals are much harder to achieve. “A proper diet is close to the earth with minimal processing and preservatives. This consists of a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources, whole grains and sufficient water,” said Chappell. “Consuming carbohydrates, protein and fat sources that meet these standards every three hours should keep blood sugar levels regulated, meaning energy levels stay elevated and consistent throughout the day. Smaller, more frequent portions are especially important underway when the working days are very long. (This) helps keep cravings at bay.” Chappell added that the body requires the intake of various macro and micronutrients through a proper diet in order to survive. A proper diet will ensure that the body receives nutrient-dense foods that will support its needs without any

unnecessary additives that could potentially be harmful. When adequately fueled, one can expect stable energy throughout the day, a reduction of chronic disease risk and more efficient, stronger workouts. “Appetite and hunger are two different things,” said Chappell. “One is necessary for survival and the other is emotionally driven. Once people begin to seek healthy avenues for happiness, rather than having an emotional connection to their food, they will be successful.” All fitness goals can be accomplished through proper nutrition. This means limiting supplementation. Supplements will not make up for a diet lacking in vital nutrients. Crewmembers need to be mindful that there is little to no regulation on supplements and taking them could entail a risk to one’s health. Information should be obtained from credible, peer-reviewed sources rather than forums and friends prior to relying on supplements. With or without supplements, all Sailors are required to maintain a certain level of fitness. According to Kittrell, when every Sailor enlisted in the Navy, each Sailor took an oath to obey the orders of those appointed over them. One of those orders is to stay within fitness standards. “We are supposed to protect our families at home but we cannot do that if we cannot do our jobs because we are not within the Navy’s physical fitness guidelines,” said Kittrell. “It’s not an option. It’s an order. A Sailor in today’s Navy doesn’t have any room for error in their record including negative marks for a physical fitness assessment. Failing a PFA is just more ammunition to be denied the next step in your career because you failed to maintain what you signed up to do, and that is follow the rules and regulations.” When a Sailor isn’t exercising and eating right, it affects everyone around them. It begins with the individual. A Sailor’s health could be at risk due to high blood pressure, diabetes, bone and joint problems, back problems, breathing issues, etc. If a person has one or all these symptoms, that person now has to spend time out of a workday to go to medical for physical therapy or general appointments. While that Sailor is away from work, another shipmate has to pick up and complete the job. NUTRITION continued on page 3

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Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Joshua J. Mills, from Indianapolis, instructs Machinery Repairman Fireman Jermaine D. Stepney, from Aurora, Colo., how to find zero on a part while using a milling machine in the machinery shop. (Photo by MC3 Jared King)

U.S. Ambassador to Djbouti Geeta Pasi, is greeted by Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr. on the flight deck. (Photo by MC3 Harry Andrew D. Gordon)

Capt. Yann Appriou (France), Lt. Col. Dave Mason (UK), and Lt. Col. Okei Rukogota (Uganda) pose for a photo in the hangar bay. (Photo by MC3 Jared King)

Lt. Cmdr. Ghislaine Stonaker is shadowed by Lt. Cmdr. David Hunt while launching aircraft. (Photo by MC3 Harry Andrew D. Gordon)

PARFQ SCREENING Walk-in hours will be on Oct. 9-11 from 1800-2000 each evening. The following Sailors will need to be screened: -Any new ‘yes’ that has never been screened -Any old ‘yes’ that has changed significantly -Any sailor who has failed the BCA portion of the PRT for the 1st time in the last 4 years. -Any sailor without a current PHA -Any sailor 50 years of age or older who has not completed all portions of a PRT in the last 12 months.

Be sure to bring your to bring your PARFQ form with you and come early so you don’t have to wait.

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The Shuttle is published and printed daily underway and bi-weekly in port by the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Media Department, FPO AE 09543-2810. This newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Please direct all story ideas, questions and comments to MC1 (SW) Steve Smith at smithsw@cvn65. Commanding Officer Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr.

Executive Officer Capt. G. C. Huffman

Command Master Chief Public Affairs Officer CMDCM (AW/SW) Dwayne E. Huff Lt. Cmdr. Sarah T. Self-Kyler Editor MC3 Brian G. Reynolds

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In the News Backup QB leads Navy to thrilling victory over Air Force


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nobody would have guessed right guard Jake Zuzek, defensive end Wes Henderson and backup quarterback Keenan Reynolds would be the heroes going into the annual showdown between service academy rivals Air Force and Navy. Yet those are the three players who came through at the end on Saturday to lift Navy to a thrilling, 28-21 overtime victory against Air Force before a stunned audience of 38,927 at Falcon Stadium. Reynolds entered the game with 9:03 remaining in the fourth quarter and promptly led the Midshipmen on a touchdown drive that tied the score at 21. Zuzek alertly pounced on a loose football in the end zone to give the visitors a touchdown in overtime. Henderson then batted down a fourth down pass on Air Force’s overtime possession to emphatically end an exciting, back-and-forth contest that adds another chapter to the folklore of the series. “It was a hard-fought, well-played game. I couldn’t be more proud of our guys. We just continued to battle,” Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said. “That was a tough game.

They went ahead, we bounced back. This shows that the United States Naval Academy is producing leaders and fighters, and our country should be proud of them.” Navy got the ball first to begin overtime and covered the 25 yards in six plays. The Mids were at the 1-yard line when Reynolds fumbled the snap from center. The ball squirted forward and Zuzek landed on it for what would prove the game-winning touchdown. “I just went on my assignment and when I was on the bottom of the pile I saw the ball right in front of me. I just grabbed it and wouldn’t let go,” Zuzek said. “I had no clue that (Reynolds) had fumbled the ball. I just saw it loose when I was on the bottom of the pile.” Air Force was unable to pick up a first down on its overtime possession with Navy linebacker Matt Warrick throwing running back Cody Getz for a 1-yard loss on third down. Facing fourth-and-six from the 21-yard line, Air Force quarterback Connor Dietz attempted a pass into the flat that was batted down by Henderson - prompting the visiting Midshipmen to storm the field in wild celebration.

U.S. Threatens More Sanctions Over Iran Nuclear Drive


LIMA - Iran must respond to international concerns about its suspect nuclear program, or face additional punitive sanctions, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Saturday. The West worries Iran is trying to develop an atomic bomb under cover of a civilian nuclear energy program but Tehran insists its intentions are purely peaceful. “Our hope would be that the most important thing that they could do at this point is to engage seriously with the international community to try to resolve this issue,” Panetta said during a visit to Peru. “Hopefully they will do that, but if they don’t, make no mistake, the international community will continue to impose additional sanctions,” he added, stressing that the United States and its allies are unified in their effort to stop NUTRITION continued from page 1 “If a Sailor fails their PFA they end up on the Fitness Enhancement Program and the Leading Petty Officer or The Leading Chief Petty Officer has to watch over them to ensure they are attending their required workout sessions and report it to the Command Fitness Leader,” said Kittrell. “If they fail two PFAs, the Sailor cannot transfer to another duty station until they pass and they can also lose their orders, if they have them already. If they fail three PFAs, they will be separated, which

Tehran’s uranium enrichment activities. Protests in the Iranian capital this week that saw occasional scuffles with police show that sanctions are having a “significant impact” on the country’s economy, according to the Pentagon chief. In one week, Iran’s Rial currency has shed around 40 percent of its value, sharply accelerating a slide that has gone on over the course of this year as Western sanctions have worsened the Islamic republic’s underlying economic woes. Israel is seeking to convince the international community to strengthen sanctions against Iran. A French official said the European Union is considering the possibility of “hardening” them further.

affects anyone who may be depending on them for support.” The resources are in place aboard “Big E” to ensure all Sailors have the opportunity and ability to stay within standards, for the Navy and themselves. For more information about a proper diet or workout routine, contact your departmental Assistant Command Fitness Leader.

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Sailors of the Day Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jonathan L. Zesati

AO3 Jonathan L. Zesati, from Honolulu, joined the Navy three and a half years ago to further his education and see the world. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing, working out and hanging out with friends. In the future, he plans to earn a degree and start a family in Honolulu.

Airman Kashun D. Damon

AN Kashun D. Damon, from Toms River, N.J., joined the Navy two years ago to create an opportunity for the future. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, sleeping and playing basketball. In the future, he plans to advance in rank and save money.

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