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USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

The Shuttle Newsletter Edition

“We are Legend”

September 15, 2012 Issue

Last Enterprise Chiefs Welcomed to the Mess Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Randy J. Savarese

the training we do for them now. They are a lot better equipped to run a division than I was after I got pinned - by far.” Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, Jr., commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (ENTCSG), offered sound words of wisdom to the new batch of Chiefs in his speech at the beginning of the ceremony. “I’ve asked a lot of you what leadership meant to each and every one of you; and I just have three simple statements for you,” said Carter. “Lead by doing; lead by example, and don’t be afraid to lead with your heart.” In an unexpected twist following Carter’s remarks, the Enterprise Chief’s Mess offered one attendee the chance to receive his anchors. During one of the highlights of the event, the Newly pinned Chief Petty Officers pose for a photo after the final Chief pinning ceremony last CPO pinning to ever be held aboard the “Big aboard Enterprise. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman) E,” Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr., commanding USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – “These privileges, these officer of Enterprise, was pinned as an honorary Chief Petty responsibilities do not appear in print. They have no official Officer. standing. They cannot be referred to by name, number or file. Master Chief Dwayne E. Huff, command master chief of They exist because, for over 200 years, the Chiefs before you Enterprise, also offered words of wisdom to the fresh group of have freely accepted responsibility beyond call of printed Enterprise Chiefs before the pinning ceremony began. assignment and have, by their actions and performance, Those who know what it feels like to achieve this historic commanded the respect of their seniors as well as their juniors. title can still feel the excitement and sense of pride years after It is now required that you be a fountain of wisdom, the the day they were presented with the set of anchors that would ambassador of good will, the authority in personal relations as change their lives forever. well as technical application. ‘Ask the Chief’ is a household “It still ranks as one of the most significant days of my phrase, both in and out of the Navy.” life - after meeting my wife and the birth of my children,” said The Navy Chief is an institution molded over decades by Barbrey. the deeds of great men and women and, on this day, another When you ask a newly-pinned Chief what it feels like to milestone was reached. The last 49 Chief Petty Officers ever to finally be wearing the anchors worn by hundreds of years worth be forged on the legendary deck plates of the world’s first and of great leaders, their answer doesn’t deviate from those who finest aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), were officially came before them - another testament to the long, proud history welcomed to the Chief’s Mess during a pinning ceremony of the Navy Chief and the process of becoming a deck plate conducted September 14 in the legendary carrier’s hangar bay. leader. The induction process is arduous and shrouded in secrecy to “It’s a feeling I can’t even describe,” said Chief all but those who have joined the order of the Navy Chief. What Quartermaster Craig Bowman, newly-frocked chief petty is visible to all, however, is the time and effort these selectees officer. “It’s overwhelming joy coupled with a tiredness that is put into becoming the cornerstones of tomorrow’s Navy. hard to explain. It’s indescribable; just the joy and the feeling of “The training they get now better prepares them for wearing accomplishment. their anchors and working in their anchors then it did when we What does it take to get to this point? Bowman, displaying went through the induction process,” said Command Master the wisdom that saw him chosen to join the ranks of the proud Chief Lee Barbrey, command master chief of the Red Rippers few had only this to say: “Never give up. Never listen to the of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11. “It still has the same naysayers and just keep pushing forward.” significance to me, but I would have appreciated a lot more of


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Congratulations to

Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Cheri Snaza hugs new Chief Logistics Specialist Heidi Molinabautista. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)

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AOC Kennyon Dixon is pinned by AOC Tod Moore and AOCM Gregg Erwin. (MC3 Heath Zeigler)

Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic James Anderson, assigned to the Checkmates of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, salutes the sideboys after receiving his anchors. (Photo by MC3 Jared King)

Chief petty officers watch the last Chief pinning ceremony. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)

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.

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

Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, Jr., commander of Enterprise Carrier Strike Group and honorary master chief petty officer, congratulates new Chief Petty Officers. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)

Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Sil pinned during the last Chief pinning ce place aboard Enterprise. (Photo by MC


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wly pinned Chief Quartermaster Craig Bowman receives his cover. oto by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

The Enterprise color guard presents the colors. (Photo by MC3 Jared King)

Chief Petty Officers watch the last Chief pinning ceremony to take place aboard Enterprise. (Photo by MC3 Jared King)

las M. Sutterby is eremony to take C3 Scott Pittman)

Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr., new honorary chief petty officer, and Command Master Chief Dwayne E. Huff look on as new Chief Petty Officers are frocked during the last Chief pinning ceremony to take place aboard Enterprise. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)

A female Chief’s cover sits underneath the ship’s bell. (Photo by IT2 Kuianna Quinn)


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Sailors of the Day Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Angel Scott

HM3 Angel Scott, from Herndon, Va., joined the Navy five years ago to further her education. In her spare time, she enjoys learining and trying new things and relaxing. In the future, she plans to earn a college degree, advance in rank and start a family.

Rosh Hashanah Jewish High Holy Days Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Torah Discussion

1030-1130

Ship’s Chapel

Havdalah Service

Ship’s Chapel

Rosh Hashanah Meal 1830-1900

CO’s in-port Cabin

Shofar Service

0800-0900

Ship’s Chapel

Torah Discussion

1400-1500

Ship’s Chapel

Rosh Hashanah Meal 1830-2100

CO’s in-port Cabin

Shofar Service

0800-0900

Ship’s Chapel

Tashlich Ceremony

1100-1200

Fantail

Torah Discussion

1400-1500

Ship’s Chapel

Concluding Service/ Havdalah

1830-1930

Ship’s Chapel

Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Terron Deont’a Stewart

AT3 Terron Deont’a Stewart, from Tampa, Fla., joined th Navy three years ago to see the world. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, playing the guitar and eating zebra cakes. In the future, he plans to be in a position where he can carry the financial load for his entire family.

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