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SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Saturday, February 5, 2011

A TAXING E M TI

Taxes can be painful, but ‘Big E’ Sailors have plenty of help


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Happenings 6th Fleet on the line

Big ‘E’

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MWR tour tickets on sale now!

MWR is selling tour tickets for Enterprise’s next port visit in the forward end of the ship’s hangar bay. Remember there is no refund for tours. All sales are final. Before purchasing tickets, please remember to verify your duty section number, the day you have duty and your duty section turn over time. MWR is not responsible for pairing those that are on liberty risk with those that are not.

Looking for a new post-deployment auto?

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse L. Gonzalez

Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, shares some words of praise with the Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) through the ship’s internal communication system during a visit to the carrier Feb. 4.

Get into ‘ship shape’ with the Big ‘E’ Fitness Team!

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Navy Autosource is a factory direct program exclusively for deployed or underway personnel. Custom order a new vehicle from Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Harley-Davidson. Advance planning can save you thousands of dollars on your next vehicle. Only Navy Autosource allows you to lock in the lowest price and the biggest rebates on new 2011 and 2012 models. Contact Carl Moore on the aft mess decks daily from 1300-2100 or by email at cmoore@militarycars.com for details.

Naval Postgraduate School

The Naval Postgraduate School offers over 40 fully accredited graduate-level distance learning degree and certificate programs to U.S. military personnel and other government employees, and even a limited number of civilian contractors. For more information about the wide variety of programs (e.g., Program Management, ASW, EMBA, Systems Engineering, and Information Systems Operations or Security, etc.) and online applications, please visit the NPS Distance Learning website at http://www. nps.edu/DL/index.asp or arrange a visit with the local NPS Distance Learning Office located on the grounds of the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia (contact norfolkFCA@nps.edu).

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Celebrate Black History Month SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 6

enry Louis ‘Hank’ Aaron, baseball hall-of-famer, was born on this day in 1934 in Mobile, Alabama. ‘Hammerin’ Hank’ set the record for most career home runs (755 - breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 712), in 1973, until it was broken again by Barry Bonds in 2006.

SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

ESWS QUESTION OF THE DAY Q: What fluid is carried by a piping system with orange handwheels?

A: Hydraulic oil

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The Shuttle is published and printed daily underway and 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 MC3 Peter Melkus at melkusp@cvn65.navy.mil. Commanding Officer Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne

Executive Officer Capt. Ryan Scholl

Command Master Chief CMDCM (AW/SW) Keith G. Oxley

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

Editor MC3 Peter D. Melkus


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Enterprise News

Enterprise helps Sailors through tax season By MC3 Austin Rooney

VITA program is not the USS ENTERPRISE, only way to help Sailors At sea - As the aircraft file their taxes, but it is carrier USS Enterprise free and reputable. (CVN 65) steams through Chief Air-Traffic the Mediterranean Sea Controller (AW) Marzetta Feb. 3, port visits and Garland, the VITA flight operations are not site coordinator for the only things on the Enterprise, said VITA is ship’s horizon; tax time is a good program for crew also quickly approaching. members to use and one Filing taxes correctly that they will not find and keeping track of outside the military. personal finances benefits “I don’t like to see Sailors and their careers. people get ripped off or Once Sailors start given bad advice,” said struggling with debt and Garland. “We provide money problems, they a free service. This is can be easily distracted just one of the ways the from the mission and can government is giving even lose the necessary back to you for your clearances which they service.” need to do their jobs. When filing taxes, Although most crew Garland said the first step members have done their is to make sure to have taxes before, filling out the necessary paperwork. the necessary forms and She said Sailors should paperwork can be difficult be keeping a record while on a deployment. Luckily for the Big ‘E,’ volunteer income tax assistants (VITA) are aboard, ready to answer questions and provide vital help to whoever requests their assistance. VITA is a non-profit organization funded by the IRS to provide free tax consultation to military personnel who need it. Made up of Sailors stationed aboard Enterprise, the ship’s USS Enterprise Public Affairs

of things like past tax forms and receipts going back at least five years, so there is no guessing or estimating when it comes to filing. The most common mistake Sailors make is trying to do their taxes without all the necessary paperwork on hand, Garland explained. “Don’t throw away anything important,” said Garland. “That’s what helps the most.” Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Jacob Blackmore, assigned to Enterprise, agreed with Garland on the importance of keeping records and added that those filing taxes online should keep conformation numbers given by websites as well. “Keeping records is

very important,” said Blackmore. “Take your time when you file your taxes, and start sooner rather than later.” After the tax return is filed by a VITA volunteer, Garland said Sailors can expect to see the results in their bank accounts within 10 days. When dealing with a VITA representative, the best thing to do is to be honest and answer all of the questions they ask, said Garland. “Since the program was set up by the IRS, every question your VITA representative asks you will be important to answer honestly,” said Garland. “Don’t be dishonest when you do your taxes. Uncle Sam will catch you eventually.”

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Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jared M. King

Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 (left), Capt. Matthew Beaver, commodore, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 (back right) and Capt. Jeffrey L. Trent, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 (front right) greet Serbian Minister of Defense Dragan Sutanovac upon arrival in the Commanding Officer’s in-port cabin aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Feb. 4.

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jared M. King

Capt. Ryan Scholl, executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) (far right), teaches a group of distinguished visitors about arresting wires on the ship’s flight deck Feb. 4.

FUN ZONE!

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse L. Gonzalez

Combat Direction Center (CDC) officer Cmdr. Michael S. Bobulinski (front left) briefs Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet (front right), Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 (back right) and Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne, Enterprise commanding officer (back left), on CDC operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Feb. 4.

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Down 1 Under cover? 2 Dial sound 3 Delicate use of words 4 To ___ (just so) 5 Sour note 6 Heyerdahl raft 7 Polished off 8 1950s White House monogram 9 Holds back 10 High point 11 The same 12 Become a member 13 Not ___ in the world 14 French article 20 Fragrance 22 Showed delight 23 Attempt 24 Window division 25 In the thick of 26 Summons 30 Swiss river 31 Oscar-winner Patricia 32 Beech or birch 33 Completely convinced 35 Article of faith 38 Furious 39 Brought to nought 40 Archaeological period 41 The S of SPQR 44 Airy rooms 45 Brings up 46 Bathtub murder victim 47 Eatery 50 Drop down? 51 Airline from Lod 52 Feudal address 53 Impudence 54 Band booster 55 Gallery display

Across 1 Set upon 9 Give new hands 15 Cargo quantity 16 Show clearly 17 Pregnant 18 Aquarium fishes

19 Cold War thaw 20 “___ Resartus” (Carlyle) 21 Elvis Presley film 23 “Carrie” star 27 Claret and burgundy 28 Japanese sauce

29 Moments 34 Indigo dye 35 Big bang producer 36 Prefix with space 37 Sheets and pillowcases 40 Mideast state

42 Aloha State bird 43 Staggered 44 Decisive conflict 48 Rip into 49 Chaotic 54 Ark berth

55 Asian part of Turkey 56 Illusory sight 57 Habitus 58 Hit hard 59 Bridge supports


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