USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
The Shuttle Newsletter Edition
“We are Legend”
October 12, 2012 Issue
“Big E” Sailors Walk the Line Story and photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Brian G. Reynolds
one of the participants in the activity. “My depth perception was off and my judgment was way off. I couldn’t even walk in a straight line.” “The goggles show it all,” said Dennis. “They really throw you off. It’s like you are really under the influence. They take your balance away from you, your vision is different and your equilibrium is thrown off.” This reality check comes at an opportune time. The legendary carrier is nearing the end of its 25th and final deployment, and many crewmembers will be settling back into the daily routine of their lives at home after many months at sea. The activity comes at a time when crewmembers are vulnerable. “This is to show Sailors and Marines how dangerous it is to get behind the wheel after drinking,” said Dennis. Alcohol-related incidents are one of the top career killers in today’s Navy. Depending on the severity of the incident, Sailors could be separated without benefits Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Ben Penron rides a tricycle across after a second alcohol-related incident. the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) while wearing beer Statistically, Sailors and Marines under the age of goggles during a simulated impairment exercise organized by Enterprise’s Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD). 25 are more likely to have an alcohol-related incident, according the USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – It’s a fact. Alcohol and Navy Safety automobiles don’t mix. As most Sailors and Marines are aware, they put their career Center. This makes up a large portion at risk any time they decide to get behind the wheel of an of the enlisted automobile while impaired. Navy and has To experience the negative impact alcohol has on one’s become a focus of motor skills, Sailors and Marines aboard aircraft carrier USS both the Secretary Enterprise (CVN 65) participated in a “realistic simulation of of the Navy and impairment activity” organized by the carrier’s Coalition of the Chief of Naval Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) Oct. 11. Operations. During the activity, participants were given “beer goggles,” As Enterprise goggles with lenses that impair the participants’ vision and wraps up its final equilibrium, and asked to perform normally simple tasks like deployment and picking up car keys and riding a tricycle. its crewmembers “This is in place to simulate an impaired experience, prepare for life from picking up your keys, to getting behind the wheel back home, and trying to drive, to getting arrested by the police,” said CSADD is striving Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Brian Dennis, one of the to help its Sailors CSADD sponsors/coordinators of the event. “We also have the make healthy participants walk a straight line and perform a sobriety test.” decisions to make Many of the Sailors and Marines found it quite difficult to the transition a ride the tricycle through an obstacle course and then perform safe one - without the sobriety test. drinking and “It was a pretty good reality check, as far as I was Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Stuart Breen driving. attempts to walk a straight line on the flight deck. concerned,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Stuart Breen,
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Big E Happenings
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Edwin Mangona, from Pasadena, Calif., instructs a Sailor on how to properly hold the vari-nozzle of a 2 1/2 inch firefighting hose during a training exercise on the flight deck. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)
Sailors test an aircraft catapult on the flight deck. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)
Medical personnel instruct stretcher bearers to move a simulated casualty during a training exercise on the flight deck. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)
Sailors assigned to Air department’s V-1 Crash and Salvage Division fight a class-bravo fire during a firefighting exercise. (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. navy.mil. Commanding Officer Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr.
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Command Master Chief Public Affairs Officer CMDCM (AW/SW) Dwayne E. Huff Lt. Cmdr. Sarah T. Self-Kyler Editor MC3 Brian G. Reynolds
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jacob D. Galito films the final “Go Navy, Beat Army” video spot to be recorded aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) before the ship’s inactivation. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)
Friday, October 12, 2012
In the News U.S., Israel to Launch Massive Air Defense Drill By Xinhua
JERUSALEM -- The U.S. and Israeli militaries are engaged in final preparations for the largest-ever joint missile defense drill in the allies’ history. The three-week exercise, dubbed Austere Challenge 12 (AC12), will start on Oct. 21, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday, citing an army source. American officers are reportedly already in Israel to supervise the arrival of hundreds of troops and hitech weapon platforms on Oct. 14, according to local media. An estimated 3,000 soldiers are expected to take part in the drill, which aims to simulate responses to overlapping Iranian and Syrian strikes on Israel involving hundreds of missiles. One of the drill’s objectives is to facilitate the rapid deployment of U.S. missile defense systems to Israel
and test their ability to operate in conjunction with the Israeli systems in the event of a conflict, according to The Jerusalem Post. The joint maneuvers will culminate with a live interception of a Patriot missile, the report said. The Israeli military declined to divulge details on the systems that will be participating in the drill. The Israelis, however, are expected to field their gamut of aerial defense systems, including the revamped Arrow 2 ballistic missile interceptor and Iron Dome, a system designed to shoot down short-range rockets, among others. The Americans are expected to provide the Patriot Advanced Capability 3 system and the Aegis naval ballistic missile defenses, and possibly the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) .
Reshuffling Water Molecules Could Propel Navy’s Aircraft By Joshua Stewart, NAVY TIMES
The Navy’s next source of renewable fuel is something you know very well: the ocean itself. The Naval Research Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research are working on a project that would turn ocean water into JP-5 aviation fuel, the lifeblood for all of the Navy’s aircraft. The technology is about a decade away from becoming a reality, researchers say. But if it works, it would be a major pivot in the way the Navy operates. It would allow a carrier air wing to fly longer, without having to bring more fuel onto the carrier. It would protect ships from risky replenishments at sea. And it would reduce reliance on a fluctuating petroleum market.
In short: It would revolutionize the way carrier air wings fly, the way carrier strike groups deploy and how Military Sealift Command provides some 600 million gallons of fuel to ships around the world. As one study in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable energy put it, turning the ocean into fuel is “game changing.” But by no means will this be an easy task for researchers. The process hinges on the ability to isolate molecules in ocean water, then rearrange their atoms into JP-5, the fuel that not only powers Navy aircraft but is also approved for ship engines.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE SUEZ CANAL TRANSIT •
NO SHOWERS until the completion of the transit.
GYMS WILL BE SECURED at 2200 on 3 April in order to preserve good crew hygiene due to the loss of showers.
ALL LAUNDRY MACHINES (ship and selfserve) will be secured after 2200 on 3 April and ELECTRICALLY SECURED to regulate their usage.
Planes WILL NOT BE WASHED until the ship is on its way into the Gulf and only when potable water levels are back above 75%.
A large amount of seawater is also used to flushout human waste, so remember the phrase ‘if it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down,’ (i.e. if you poop, flush; if you pee, leave it in there) to live by the next day.
To maximize CHT tank space, Engineering will be exercising tactical usage of crew heads.
Expect to eat with PAPER and PLASTIC utensils.
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Sailors of the Day Aviation Boatswainâ€™s Mate (Equipment) Airman Katie Singleton
ABEAN Katie Singleton, from Lawrenceburg, Ky., joined the Navy three years ago to finish paying for college. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family. in the future, she plans to finish physical therapy school.
Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Brian Kelly
AM3 Brian Kelly, from Jacksonville, Fla., joined the Navy three years ago to travel. In the future, he plans to finish his degree and to never forget where he came from.
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