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USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

The Shuttle Newsletter Edition

“We are Legend”

August 18, 2012 Issue

Ship’s Laundry Beats The Heat Story and photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Heath Zeigler

Sailors and Marines who work in ship’s laundry spend about two hours cleaning laundry in a space that averages about 115 to 130 degrees. They then rotate out and spend four hours cooling down and hydrating. “It’s not bad here,” said Cpl. Robert Wallace, a Marine temporarily assigned to S-3. “It gets hot, but it is definitely rewarding to know that I still help the ship and my squadron by getting their clothes clean.” A total of 13 Sailors and Marines work in the ship’s laundry. They spend the first three hours, from 0700 to 1000, collecting laundry from ship’s company. From 1300 to 1500 they collect the squadron’s laundry. After receiving hours are over, officer, chief, and VIP Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Stacey Horstmeier, from Davis, Ill., presses trousers in the ship’s laundry. laundry is washed. This process occurs during the day, due to the USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – As aircraft carrier USS Enterprise fact that this laundry needs to be pressed and hung back up. (CVN 65) continues operating in the Arabian Gulf, the extreme The bulk laundry is done during the night. heat has had an effect on nearly every Sailor and Marine Despite operating in the extreme heat of the Arabian Gulf, aboard. turnaround time for clean laundry has not been significantly This is also true for those operating the ship’s laundry while impacted, but, because of the heat and the amount of time that assigned to Supply department’s S-3 division as they work to the Sailors and Marines are allowed to spend in the space, there keep the crew of the Big E supplied with clean uniforms. may be slightly longer turnaround times in some cases. The heat may have impacted the way they operate in the “When temperatures in the space exceed 100 degrees, we ship’s laundry, but it hasn’t impacted the amount of work have to contact Medical to ensure that we are not overworking getting done. Ship service laundry is where Sailors and Marines send their ourselves,” said Forsythe. “Medical actually dictates just how long we are allowed to operate because if we are down there dirty uniform items to be cleaned. Even officers have to send too long we will end up having a medical emergency due to their laundry here to get it washed. heat exhaustion.” “On an average day, we go through about 2,000 pounds Next to the flight deck and engineering spaces, the laundry of officer, chief, and VIP laundry,” said Ship’s Serviceman room is one of the hottest places on the ship. However, S-3 gets 1st Class Sophia Forsythe, services supervisor for the ship’s the job done regardless. laundry and barber shop. “We also take in about 109-130 bags “I love the (TAD) Sailors and Marines that work with me,” of bulk laundry, which is what most enlisted laundry petty said Forsythe. “If it were just us ship’s serviceman down here officers bring down.” we would never get anything accomplished. We rely on them The average amount of laundry done daily ranges from to get the job done and they do it better than any I have ever 5,000 to 6,000 pounds and this is all accomplished while the seen.” ship is operating in the extreme heat of the Arabian Gulf.


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A rigid-hull inflatable boat crew pulls alongside Enterprise during a simulated man overboard launch and recovery drill. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

A rigid-hull inflatable boat crew pulls alongside Enterprise during a simulated man overboard launch and recovery drill. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

Master Sgt. Aaron Bense, from Woodbine, Ga., assigned to the Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251, reviews aircraft maintenance reports. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)

Capt. Christopher Baker, from DeLand, Fla., assigned to the Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251, stands operations duty officer (ODO) watch in a ready room. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)

Capt. Lee Haight, from Winfield, Iowa, assigned to the Thunderbolts of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251, stands alert-15 fighter watch. (Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman)

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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. navy.mil. Commanding Officer Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr.

Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Orlando Willis, a boat davit captain from Houston, directs the lowering of a rigid-hull inflatable boat during a simulated man overboard launch and recovery drill. (Photo by MC3 Randy J. Savarese)

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In the News 11 Killed as Black Hawk Downed in Afghanistan

By Mamoon Durrani, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

KANDAHAR - A NATO Black Hawk helicopter came down in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing seven American soldiers and four Afghans, the military said, as Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility. The four Afghans included three members of the security forces and a civilian interpreter, NATO’s U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. “The cause of the crash is under investigation,” it said, adding that the helicopter was a UH-60 Black Hawk. The statement gave no further details. Taliban spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi told AFP: “Our mujahideen (holy warriors) shot down an ISAF helicopter in Chenarto area of Shah Wali Kot district in Kandahar

province at around 11:00 a.m.” He said a rocket-propelled grenade had been used against the helicopter. “The helicopter was destroyed and all the crew and soldiers inside were killed,” Ahmadi said. “The NATO helicopter was hit by a Taliban rocket in Khashir area of Chenarto village in Shah Wali Kot district this morning,” a local official who requested anonymity told AFP. The area had been cleared of Taliban in a push by NATO and Afghan forces in 2010, but the insurgents had become active in the district again, district governor Obaidullah said.

Wave of Attacks Rumbles Across Iraq, Killing 59 By Adam Schreck and Sinan Salaheddin, ASSOCIATED PRESS

BAGHDAD - Insurgents in Iraq unleashed a relentless wave of attacks from before dawn until late at night Thursday, killing 59 people and wounding many more in a deadly show of force aimed at undermining the government’s authority. The bomb and shooting attacks made for the country’s deadliest day in more than three weeks, rattling nerves as families prepared to gather for a holiday weekend. More than 150 people have been killed in violence across the country since the start of August, showing that insurgents led by al-Qaida’s Iraqi franchise remain a lethal force eight months after the last U.S. troops left the country. Five of the attacks accounted for more than half of the

casualties. A morning car bomb in Baghdad’s northeastern and mostly Shiite neighborhood of Husseiniyah killed seven people and wounded 31. Around midday, another car bomb struck near the headquarters of local security forces in the northern city of Daqouq. As police rushed to the scene, a roadside bomb exploded, killing seven policemen. Another 35 people were hurt, police said. Shortly before sunset, gunmen in cars opened fire on an Iraqi army checkpoint near the town of Mishada, killing seven soldiers and wounding eight. Mishada is 20 miles north of Baghdad.

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Sailor and Marine of the Day Gunner’s Mate Seaman Apprentice Jeremiah Hogan

GMSA Jeremiah Hogan, from St. Pauls, N.C., joined the Navy one year and two months ago to better himself and use the GI bill. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music and playing NBA 2012. In the future, he plans to go to college and become an electrician.

Corporal George Woodley

Cpl. George Woodley, from Culpeper, Va., joined the Marine Corps four and a half years ago to better himself. In his spare time he enjoys working out, playing video games and hanging out with friends. In the future, he plans to advance in rank and make a difference while doing it.

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