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USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

The Shuttle Newsletter Edition

“We are Legend”

April 15, 2012 Issue

Big E Supports the DoD SAAM Mission


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Big E Happenings

Enterprise Participates in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Kristin L. Grover leadership,” said Huffman. “Every Sailor and Marine has USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – During the month of April, designated by the Department of Defense as Sexual Assault the right to a workplace free of discrimination, harassment and assault. It is incumbent upon our leadership to ensure Awareness Month (SAAM), Sailors aboard aircraft carrier that this type of environment is provided. This can only USS Enterprise (CVN 65) are focusing on the awareness occur if we, in leadership and prevention of sexual positions, train and educate assault. our people on the negative In support of the overall impacts of sexual assault and DoD theme, “Hurts One, how it can be eliminated.” Affects All. Prevention of According to Huffman, this Sexual Assault is Everyone’s will be accomplished through Duty,” Enterprise is full participation in SAAM. conducting training and The SAAM initiative promoting the campaign consists of three phases. throughout the ship. The first phase, “Affects “We’re completely All,” was meant to inform invested in this program,” servicemembers that said Enterprise’s Executive incidents of sexual assault Officer Capt. Greg Huffman. impact combat readiness and “Onboard Enterprise, as is effectiveness. the case everywhere else The second phase, in our Navy, sexual assault “Prevention is Everyone’s is not tolerated. Through Duty,” begins today and runs the awareness generated by through April 21. The focus the SAAM initiative it is of the training during this our goal to ensure each and timeframe will be on how every Sailor and Marine Sailors and Marines must aboard Big E completely lookout for one another, both understands that the on and off duty, to prevent prevention of sexual assault harm. is an all-hands effort. Sexual The third phase, “We assault not only negatively Will Not Tolerate Sexual impacts our readiness, but Assault,” runs April 22-30 also the well-being of our and is meant to stress the crew. We must be more fact that sexual assault is a proactive in preventing any problem affecting everyone and all such incidents from in the military, regardless of occurring.” service or paygrade, and must In an effort to achieve this be eliminated through an allgoal, SAAM training is being hands effort. provided throughout the month to the Sailors and Marines Enterprise is committed to doing its part. The Big E has aboard the Big E via the Plan of the Day, “The Shuttle” newspaper, brochures, video vignettes, khaki-led divisional embraced the Navy’s SAAM month mission and is actively working to increase awareness and prevention among quarters and during command indoctrination class, said its crewmembers. Additional support and information Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Linda H. Gilmore, regarding sexual assault prevention can be found at www. an Enterprise Sexual Assault Prevention and Response sapr.navy.mil. (SAPR) representative. “This will be an effort driven by Enterprise’s


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Big E Happenings

Enterprise SAPR Representatives Play Key Role in Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Kristin L. Grover support they need,” said Snaza. “If we, as leaders, fail to USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – As the aircraft carrier provide our advocates with the tools needed to do their jobs USS Enterprise (CVN 65) continues its participation in effectively, then we have failed not only that individual, but Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), one group of every victim who tries to get help.” Sailors onboard are particularly invested in the training Strickland stressed that if a Sailor or Marine needs help, and education of the crew to prevent incidents of sexual assault. This group consists of Enterprise’s Sexual Assault they will receive the complete attention and full effort of the SAPR team. Prevention and Response (SAPR) representatives, and for “We want victims to know that we are here for them,” them, SAAM is a year-round effort. said Strickland. “Regardless of the fears or road blocks Each department onboard Enterprise has an appointed that may be encountered, victims need to know they have SAPR representative and their mission doesn’t end when a place to go and someone to talk to who will listen and do SAAM concludes April 30. their very best to help.” The SAPR team aboard the ship is always readily Those interested in becoming a SAPR representative available to not only provide training on the negative or learning more about the program should contact impacts of sexual assault, but to also assist any Sailor who Enterprise’s SAPR Coordinator, Senior Chief Marzetta may be a victim. “Command readiness is affected by sexual assault,” said Garland, or their departmental SAPR representative. Navy Career Counselor 1st Class Linda H. Gilmore, one of Enterprise’s SAPR representatives. “It is important to have SAPR representatives on board to educate, train, bring awareness, and provide support if needed.” Gilmore explained that the role of a SAPR Victim Advocate is to provide effective and appropriate support and guidance for victims of sexual assault. In addition to helping victims and informing the crew, dedicated SAPR victim advocates like Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sonia R. Strickland, ensure that the medical staff aboard Enterprise receives additional training. “Once a victim makes a report, medical plays a big role in the process of sexual assault cases,” said Strickland. “As one of the victim advocates on board, I conduct the primary training with the medical staff so they are aware of the proper procedures to go through.” Strickland created a sexual assault forensic exam instruction, so the medical team is prepared in the event of an incident. The kit includes step-by-step instructions so they know what to do and who to contact. SAPR representatives are supported by the SAPR chain of command on board. Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Cheri R. Snaza, one of two command liaisons, is responsible for maintaining communication with the regional SARC (Sexual Assault Response Coordinator) in Norfolk and providing the SAPR advocates with the time and education necessary to perform their roles successfully. “It is important for us to provide the advocates with the


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This week abo Guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) leads aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), French navy anti-air frigate Cassard (D 614) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) through the Strait of Hormuz during a regularly scheduled transit. (U.S. Navy photo)

Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward, Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command sits in the commanding officer’s chair aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) during a regularly scheduled transit through the Strait of Hormuz. (Photo by MC2 (SW) Michael Croft)

Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman

Rear Adm. Mark Tidd, chief of chaplains, speaks to Sailors while serving coffee aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)

Photo by MCSN Heath Zeigler


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Photo by MCSN Randy J. Savarese

Officers from the French navy anti-air frigate Cassard (D 614) visit with leadership aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). (Photo by MC3 (SW) Britney Epps)

Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman

Photo by MCSN Randy J. Savarese

Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Roger Martin, assists Rear Adm. Ted Carter, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve, before rappeling during training aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)


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Big E Personalities

“EOD Found Me” Story by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian G. Reynolds

USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – When Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD) 2nd Class Saul Botellojoffe laces up his boots every morning aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), he probably notices there is something a bit different about them compared to the boots of other Sailors aboard the ship. The difference is not that they are any shinier or more scuffed than anyone else’s. The difference lies in the fact that, in the event of an emergency involving hazardous ordnance, those very boots will be the first to tread in areas unimaginable to many Sailors. Treading on uncertain and extremely dangerous ground is blatantly written in his job description. It is what he has trained for. “I don’t think I actually chose EOD,” said Botellojoffe, one of seven EOD technicians on the ship. “I think EOD chose me.” Becoming an EOD technician was not something that Botellojoffe necessarily set out to do initially. His original plan was to graduate college and then to join as an officer. “I always wanted to join the military,” said Botellojoffe. “My original dream was to go to college, get my degree and become a naval aviator.” However, after difficulties arose with paying for college and working full time, he decided to enlist. While Botellojoffe was in the Delayed Entry Program, one of his mentors mentioned the EOD field to him. “EOD was described to me as being one of the most technical fields,” said Botellojoffe. “Being placed in a field where you constantly have to be on the move, adapt and improvise was definitely always my thing,” said Botellojoffe. Moving, adapting and improvising are three qualities that are instrumental in Botellojoffe’s line of business – an occupation where the failure to implement one of these qualities could compromise not only the mission, but the lives of fellow service members. “I know that I am keeping someone from getting hurt, or helping find the individuals who put (explosives) out there and actively pursuing them.” said Botellojoffe. Botellojoffe’s responsibilities are broad. They range from being the first to diffuse a terrorist attack on the ship, to ensuring that ports are safe and ordnance-free before liberty call. “We are ‘Jacks of all trades,’” Botellojoffe said. “Whether it be boots-on-the-ground operations, or force

Photo by MC2 (SW) Brooks B. Patton Jr.

protection dives - everything that we do is made for us to be self-sustained.” All EOD technicians undergo 18 months of brutally intense training that is mission-specific to the category of platoon that they will be placed in. “The training is very tough and very strenuous,” said Botellojoffe. “The pressure the facilitators put on you is immense.” Though this is the first time that Botellojoffe has been deployed as a part of an aircraft carrier strike group, this is not his first deployment. Botellojoffe has done one six-month deployment in Iraq, where he filled more of a “boots-on-the-ground” type of role. “I deployed to a forward-operating base in Iraq,” said Botellojoffe. “My unit was split off in to several two-tothree- man teams throughout the entire area of operation. It was vastly different than being on an aircraft carrier.” On Enterprise, Botellojoffe is getting an opportunity to polish his leadership skills. He has recently undertaken the responsibility of interim leading petty officer. “EOD2 Botellojoffe is currently my interim LPO and PERSONALITY continued on page 7


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Big E Happenings UFC Fighters Invade Big E

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstars Stephan Bonnar, Rich Franklin and Keith Jardine are coming to USS Enterprise April 16 to visit the crew and tour the ship. Fighters will interact with Sailors and participate in a grappling demonstration in the hangar bay with Marines assigned to the Thunderbolts of Marine fighter attack squadron (VMFA) 251. After the exhibition the fighters will be available for pictures with crew members and will eat lunch with the crew on the mess decks.

Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar

The Ultimate Fighter 1, runner up 2005 Fight of the Year Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Taekwondo black belt Record: 14 wins and 2 losses

Rich “Ace” Franklin Former UFC Middleweight Champion Brazilian Ju-Jitsu brown belt Record: 28 wins and 6 losses Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine The Ultimate Fighter 2 cast member Gaidojutsu black belt Record: 17 wins and 10 losses

SITE TV will be playing the following “fighter” movies on Channel 31 today.

- Warrior

- Enter the Dragon

- The FIghter

- Rocky

- Transporter 3 - Fighting

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 Executive Officer Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr. Capt. G. C. Huffman Command Master Chief ABCM (AW/SW) Eric M. Young

Public Affairs Officer Lt. Cmdr. Sarah T. Self-Kyler

Editors MC2 (SW) Kristin L. Grover MCSN Harry Gordon MCSN Brian G. Reynolds

PERSONALITY continued sets an excellent leadership example for his teammates,” said Lt.j.g Kevin Schrodt, the officer in charge of Enterprise’s EOD unit. “As one of my team leaders, I would trust him with my life.” “I’m filling some pretty large boots in this position,” said Botellojoffe. “There is a learning curve. My responsibilities are to set up a daily and weekly training schedule. I also make sure that they guys are actively staying proficient in the tools that we use.” With Botellojoffe’s strenuous training schedule, he was forced to abandon many hobbies that he may have once enjoyed, due to the demands of his occupation. However, one family-embedded pastime continues to drive him. “I’m actually a private pilot,” said Botellojoffe. “My father is a pilot and my brother is in the middle of getting his commercial pilot’s license. I have been flying since I was 12. I actually knew how to fly an airplane before I knew how to drive a car.” Although becoming a naval aviator has always been a dream of Botellojoffe’s, he still holds a deep passion for his rate. Botellojoffe takes great pride in his personal and professional mission. At the end of the day, Botellojoffe unlaces those same boots and puts them away, waiting for the uncertainty that the next day may hold. “I’m glad I am where I am,” Botellojoffe said. “I know that I am going out there and actively saving people’s lives. I’m glad EOD found me.”


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Big E Entertainment

ACROSS 1. A drama set to music 6. Church alcove 10. Narrow opening 14. Dynamism 15. Gangly 16. Story 17. Gladden 18. Stepped 19. Norse god

20. Re-beautify 22. Tidy 23. Allies’ foe 24. Unpleasant odor 26. Actors in a show 30. Nigerian tribesman 31. Male cat 32. A single time 33. Boring 35. An act of gracious

kindness 39. Hollywood hopeful 41. An infraction in some sports 43. Latin for the Earth 44. Border 46. 1 1 1 1 47. “___ Maria” 49. Bran source 50. Where a bird lives 51. Financial 54. Handle 56. Countertenor 57. Unfaithfulness 63. Violent disturbance 64. Jacket 65. Not tight 66. Sodium chloride 67. 1/12th of a foot 68. Complete 69. Bright thought 70. Abound 71. Entangle DOWN 1. Not under 2. Heap 3. Quaint outburst 4. Learning method 5. Betel palm 6. Trait 7. Sunshade

8. Notch 9. Not the youngest 10. A type of craftsman 11. Burdened 12. Of a pelvic bone 13. After ninth 21. Any compound of oxygen 25. Wealthy man (British slang) 26. Outlay 27. Initial wager 28. Stigma 29. Hard unglazed brownishred earthenware 34. A mathematical function 36. A climbing plant 37. Poems 38. A musical pause 40. Magma 42. Malodorous 45. Slang for infantryman 48. Bring out 51. The language of Persia 52. Homeric epic 53. Filched 55. Animal hides 58. Not a single one 59. Diving bird 60. Greek letter 61. Russian emperor 62. Scream


Enterprise Participates in SexualAssault Awareness Month