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USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

The Shuttle Newsletter Edition

“We are Legend”

September 10, 2012 Issue

CPO Selectees Learn, Grow with Guidance from Mentors

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian G. Reynolds

USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – For over one hundred years the rank of Chief Petty Officer has been a staple of the rich tradition that the Navy continues to uphold. In no other branch of the military does the rank of E-7 hold such a reverent overtone - steeped in tradition and riveted in its deckplates - as it does in the United States Navy. It goes without saying that the transformation from junior enlisted Sailor to Chief is not something that automatically happens. Newly-selected chiefs must first go through an intense induction process that lasts for six weeks. During this process, the selectees are trained to metabolize the fundamentals of leading from the deckplates. None of this would be possible without great mentorship. Induction season is an exciting time, not only for the newly selected, but for the Chief Petty Officer mess as well. Chiefs have the opportunity to mentor and train the CPO Selectees in a wide variety of topics and in a myriad of settings “Induction is a great opportunity for Chiefs to pass on knowledge and traditions to the selectees,” said Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Terri Somers. “Mentorship plays a pivotal role in this process. This is a great opportunity for us to prepare those that will eventually take our place.” This training and mentoring is a many-faceted evolution, ranging from one-on-one time with the selectees’ sponsor, to group training sessions with the entire CPO Mess. “Mentorship is critical to the success of induction season,” said CMDCM Dwayne E. Huff, the command master chief of Enterprise. “The relationship between the Selectees and their sponsors, as well as the relationships they are building with all of the Chiefs in the Mess are important. They are joining the Mess and, in order to be an effective part, need to establish that rapport.” Sponsors are the selectees’ primary mentor during the induction season, guiding them through the six-week learning process and providing valuable insight into the workings of the Mess. Other Mentors that the Selects encounter are those Chief Petty Officers that make up the various committees formed for the induction season. All of the committees are governed by the induction chairperson, Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Cheri Snaza.

“We set up committees to oversee different aspects of the induction season,” Snaza said. “These committees ensure that every aspect of the induction is given the attention that it deserves and that the Selectees have a source to go to for guidance on those issues. Two of the busiest committees are the PT committee and the Training Committee.  They basically work all season long hand in hand with the Selectees to ensure that they are ready come the day of pinning.” The Training Committee coordinates all of the training sessions the budding Chiefs attend, and provide feedback to them on various evolutions that they undergo in the process. “The bottom line is that Chiefs lead Sailors,” said Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician, Robert Hocking.  “With that, the Chief is responsible for the failures of his Sailors.  The successes, it’s a team’s success, not the accomplishment of just one person, and certainly not solely the credit of the Chief.” For the selectees, mentorship takes many shapes and forms. But for most, it is merely guidance in the form of one-on-one sessions that point the selectees in a positive direction. “I don’t think that the induction process would even exist without the mentorship from the Chiefs,” said Chief (Sel) Aviation Ordnanceman Benjamin M. Porter.  “We are so used to looking at a small area of the picture. When you sit down and have a one on one session with the Chiefs you start to see how big the picture really is.  There have been many ways I have benefited from their mentorship. Thinking outside of the box is a great example of that.”  With the coordinated mentorship from the Chief’s Mess, the leadership of tomorrow’s Navy is being born. As seasoned Sailors, members of the Mess feel that it is an extreme responsibility and honor to have the opportunity to mold these new leaders. “Each year a group of new Chiefs is selected and tested and they add themselves to our ranks,” said Hocking. “Everything that they are they bring to the Chief’s Mess.  These yearly additions help to keep the Mess strong, energized and focused on what’s important.  The Navy continues to change and get better and the Chief is part of that.  We each add a little bit to that legacy, that reverence that Sailors talk about when using the word ‘Chief.’” 

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Big E Happenings

Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Jeremy Gileno, from Yucaipa, Calif., takes a lube oil sample from propeller shaft number two. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

CMDCM Dwayne Huff serves ice cream on the aft mess decks. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Kevin Smith, from Fresno, Calif., reattaches the ram to the compressed melt unit used for compressing plastics. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

Cpl. William T. Gillespie, from Westerville, Ohio, removes an after burner module following a major inspection on an F414 engine. (Photo by MC3 Jared King)

The Shuttle USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

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

An F/A-18 assigned to the Red Rippers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 flies above aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

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In the News Iran Slams Talk of More Sanctions as ‘Irresponsible’ By Mohammad Davari, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

TEHRAN - Iran on Sunday called talk of more EU sanctions being applied against it as “irresponsible,” singling out Britain for raising the prospect it claimed went against UN nuclear watchdog regulations. Foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast issued a statement relayed by state broadcaster IRIB calling Western sanctions “ineffective” and “obsolete.” He was reacting to comments made by EU foreign ministers, meeting in Cyprus on Saturday, who said a “growing consensus” was forming to impose new punitive measures on Iran to pressure it further to make concessions on its disputed nuclear programme. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said after the meeting that existing EU sanctions were having “a serious impact” but it was “necessary to increase the pressure on Iran, to intensify sanctions.” Britain would urge EU governments to agree a new round of sanctions -- targeting the energy sector and trade -at the next meeting of EU foreign ministers in mid-October, a diplomatic source at the meeting told AFP. Hague’s German and French counterparts echoed that

position, underlining EU frustration that talks this year between Iran and the so-called P5+1 group -- Britain, France, Germany, the United States, Russia and China -had gone nowhere. Mehmanparast homed in on Britain’s position, saying: “The recent remarks by the British foreign secretary calling for increasing sanctions against Iran are irresponsible.” He said they “violate” International Atomic Energy Agency regulations. He also claimed Hague’s remarks sought to undermine Iran’s recent hosting of a summit on non-aligned states that supported the Islamic republic’s nuclear energy programme as long as it complied with IAEA oversight. UN chief Ban Ki-moon, attending that summit, had urged Iran to abide by IAEA demands for broader inspections and six UN resolutions it has so far ignored demanding it suspend uranium enrichment. The P5+1 harbours suspicions that Iran’s nuclear activities include a push to develop an atomic weapon breakout capability.

Events Your Families Should Know About “Bringing Our Hearts Home”

Are You Prepared For Homecoming?

The Return & Reunion HOMECOMING Brief For USS Enterprise Families and an EFRG Meeting & Brief on Base will be held:

A homecoming brief will be given Sept. 16th at the FRG meeting.       The LAST first hug/kiss drawing will be held        Door Prizes of $50 Target and $50 Macy’s Gift Card will be awarded as well.

Sunday Afternoon, Sept.16th from: 2:00-4:00 Bldg C-9 Auditorium Devary Hall (aka the ‘Wind & Sea’ bldg - C-9) 9475 Bacon Ave. Naval Station Norfolk Norfolk, VA 23511 Infants and children in car seats are welcome, especially our 2012 Cruise Babies. No children are allowed in Bldg C-9, so please make arrangement for childcare. Speakers for the Return & Reunion meeting are: Capt. Hamilton, CO, call-in Steve Shaw, Cmdr., CHC, USN Force Chaplain Ray Beauge, FFSC

       FRG is seeking volunteers for homecoming FRG needs help with the Decorations and the New Moms Committees. E-mail: Nicole at if interested!  The next Big E FRG Meeting is on September 19th at 6:30pm at London Bridge Baptist Church - 2460 Potters Road, Virginia Beach VA 23454 We are now accepting childcare reservations through Sunday, September 9th. Please e-mail Deedee at bigefrg.vp@ gmailcom with all of the following information! 1. Your Child/Children’s Name 2. Your Child/Children’s Age with their birthdates 3. Whether they are or not potty trained 4. Whether your child walks or not yet 5. Any specific information that needs to be known about your child/children.

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Big E Entertainment

ACROSS 1. Rice beer 5. Faucets 9. Attired 13. Holly 14. Pieces 16. Corporate image 17. Tardy 18. Style 19. Applications

20. A sailing vessel with two masts 22. Fatigue 24. Hawaiian feast 26. Smelled badly 27. Gathering 30. Hold as true 33. No-hoper 35. A kind of macaw 37. Pelt

38. Egg-shaped 12. Sleep in a convenient 41. Representative (abbrev.) place 42. Unpleasant woman 15. A pinnacle of ice 45. Enter unlawfully 21. Found on most heads 48. Come forth 23. Ancient Peruvian 51. Overshadow 25. Annul 52. Antlered animal 27. Hand warmer 54. Pledge 28. Habituate 55. Pertaining to movies 29. Governor (abbrev.) 59. Nascence 31. Express in different 62. Biblical garden words 63. Soup server 32. Amount of hair 65. Anagram of “Fear” 34. Snagged 66. Tidy 36. Church alcove 67. Water vapor 39. Fury 68. End ___ 40. A style of design 69. Tropical tuber 43. Souvenir 70. Sea eagle 44. A formal high school 71. Lascivious look dance 46. Generous slice of the pie DOWN 47. Lamentable 1. A lustrous fabric 49. Objectives 2. Wings 50. What’s left behind 3. Tympani 53. Duck down 4. Kill 55. 1/100th of a dollar 5. Pull 56. Bright thought 6. Again 57. Close 7. Yearns 58. Family group 8. Layers 60. Tall woody plant 9. Jalopy 61. German for “Mister” 10. Fail to win 64. An uncle 11. How old we are

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