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SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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A group of distinguished visitors observe an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Thunderbolts� of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251 landing during a tour of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise Feb. 7. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jared M. King

Enterprise celebrates 7,000th aircraft landing since leaving shipyard

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Happenings MWR Tour Schedule BBQ Beach Party Feb. 8, 9, & 10 Muster: 1600 Return: 2000 Turkish Night Feb. 8 , 9, & 10 Muster: 1900 Return: 2345

Royal Maris Hotel


Anemon Hotel



English Good morning. Good evening. My name is ... What is your name? How much? Please Thank you I do not understand. Yes No The Bill? One Five. Ten. Twenty. One hundred.

Ephesus & The Virgin Mary House Feb. 9 & 10 Muster: 0730 Return: 2030


Elegance Hotel

Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) Feb. 9 & 10 Muster: 0730 Return: 2030


Turkish Bath Feb. 9 & 10 Men: Muster: 0830 Return: 1230 Women: Muster: 1300 Return: 1600

Fleet Landing Bus Stop

Marmaris, Turkey

Horseback Riding Feb. 9 & 10 Morning: Muster: 0830 Return: 1300 Evening: Muster: 1330 Return: 1700 *All tours muster at the end of the pier! Look for MWR signs & reps!

Marmaris Info


Phonetic Spelling

Gun aydin lyi aksamlar Ismim ... Isminiz ne? Kac para? Lutfen Tesekkur ederim Anlamiyorum. Evet Hayir Hesap? Bir. Bes. On. Yirmi. Yuz.

Goun ay-dun Ee ak-sham-lahr Iz-mim ... Iss-mee-niz neh-dir? Kach parah? Luet-phen Tesh-ek-koor eder-reem An-la-may-your-uhm Eh-vet Hay-yur He-sup? Beer Besh Ohn Yer-mee Yuu-z

Should Big E need to get underway on short notice...


Liberty Boat Schedule

Liberty boats start at 0600 and will leave the ship and fleet landing every 30 minutes with the last boat leaving fleet landing at 0200.

Bus Schedule

Buses will arrive and depart every 30 minutes. Buses may depart earlier if full, so please be patient. There will be a constant loop with the First bus leaving at 0800 and the last bus arriving at 0200. (1) Kordon Avenue – Shopping district and Bar street. (2) Migros Shopping Center - Shopping center and Elegance Hotel. (3) Grand Azur Hotel - Restaurants and hotels.

Liberty Expiration

Feb 8/9 Feb 10 E4 and Below: 2359 E4 and Below: 2200 E5/6: 0100 E5/6: 2300 E7 and above: 0200 E7 and above: 2359 *Liberty will expire at fleet landing

Important Numbers

Security/NCIS: Local Medical: Local Police: US Embassy: Quarter Deck/OOD: CDO:

+202-437-8834 112 155 (90-312) 455-5555 917-678-366 917-675-582

‘65’ lights on Island will Flash

Shore Patrol will Find You! TV & Radio Announcements.

SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

ESWS QUESTION OF THE DAY Q: When is a ‘Red Deck’ flight deck status set? A: When the ship does not meet minimum requirements to conduct flight operations and unsafe conditions exist on the flight deck.

“Up and Over” Lights, hanging from mast to bow and stern will Flash.


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 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

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


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Enterprise News Enterprise completes 7,000th trap By MC3 Austin Rooney

USS Enterprise Public Affairs

USS ENTERPRISE, At sea – Crew members aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) took a quick break from ongoing flight operations Feb. 6 to celebrate the 7,000th arrested landing or ‘trap’ completed since Enterprise left the shipyard in April 2010. The ship’s Commanding Officer Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne invited crew members to a cake-cutting ceremony in Enterprise’s Flight Deck Control room to commemorate the occasion. As of Feb. 6, Big ‘E’ has logged 968 traps during its 21st deployment, 7,087 traps since leaving the shipyard and is approaching 400,000 traps since its commissioning in 1961. “This is quite an accomplishment,” said Chief Warrant Officer Warren Baker, the ship’s Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) maintenance officer. “My guys are dedicated; they put in a lot of hard work to achieve 7,000 traps in such a short period of time.”

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gregory A. Pickett II

Sailors conduct flight operations in the Flight Deck Control center aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) moments before conducting a cake-cutting ceremony to commemorate the ship achieving 7,000 traps since leaving the shipyard in April 2010.

While it’s an impressive feat for any aircraft carrier, Baker said the fact that the division had a young crew and the ship was just coming out of the shipyard made the accomplishment even more impressive. Hours of training and maintenance played a vital role in the division’s ability to accomplish its mission. “We sent a lot of our crew to other ships while we were in the yards so they could get qualified,” said Baker. “That really helped out a lot. These guys are young, motivated and ready to do whatever it takes to get the job done.” Each successful trap involves the synchronized efforts of

flight deck personnel and maintenance personnel working in the arresting gear rooms underneath. For each successful trap, hours of maintenance and are spent to make sure the equipment works well enough to support an aircraft landing. “The engine room is what really stops the aircraft,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Jairo Alvarado, an operator working in arresting gear room 3/5. “I performed a lot of maintenance on this equipment to make sure it would work properly when we needed it.” Alvarado said the fact that a young and relatively inexperienced crew was able to

complete 7,000 traps in six months was impressive, and shows how hard they have been working since the ship left the shipyard. “This is a really high number, and it feels great to have been involved in making it happen,” said Alvarado. “Without the entire crew doing their part we would never have been able to accomplish this.” As Enterprise continues to move forward with its mission, Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) (AW) Walter Fadrowski, V-2 Division’s maintenance supervisor, said that without V-2 division maintaining the traps and helping to land aircraft, the ship would not be effective in its daily operations. “The sole purpose of an aircraft carrier is the safe launch and recovery of aircraft,” said Fadrowski. “Without that capability, what are we?” Thanks to a focus on safety and attention to detail, Enterprise air and squadron crew members have made the 7,000th trap the one of many notable achievements already accomplished by Big ‘E’ just weeks into its deployment.

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Sailors of the Day


Darryl Marshall - Baltimore, Maryland

SN Marshall, assigned to Deck department’s 2nd division, joined the Navy 10 months ago to travel the world and “see what it was like to live a military life.” To Marshall, the most rewarding aspect of his job is playing a role in all of Deck department’s accomplishments. Marshall aspires to become a naval officer and wants to help as many people as possible through his chosen line of work. During his free time, Marshall enjoys taking recreational road trips.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class

Christopher A. Adams - San Diego, California

AO2 Adams, a quality assurance safety observer and arm/disarm team leader assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, joined the Navy six years ago to see the world and start a career. To Adams, the most rewarding aspect of his job is “knowing I help save lives on the ground when troops are in need of close air support.” Adams is working hard to make E-6 his first time up for selection and enjoys watching sports and barbecuing during his spare time.

Photos by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse L. Gonzalez


Strike Group 12 Sailor of the Week Cryptologic Technician (Technical) Seaman Apprentice

John A. Tomlinson - Haymarket, Virginia

CTTSA Tomlinson, a battle force ELINT analyst assigned to Carrier Strike Group 12’s N2 department, joined the Navy one year ago to “travel around the world and get myself a cool and unique job that most people can’t say they could do.” To Tomlinson, the most rewarding aspect of his job is using intelligence to help keep the ship safe. Tomlinson aspires to begin the pursuit of a college degree in the near future and enjoys playing basketball and football, watching movies and hanging out with friends during his spare time.

7,000 TRAPS!  

Enterprise celebrates 7,000th aircraft landing since leaving shipyard

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