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Newsletter Edition

“We are Legend”

Friday 13, 2012 Issue

CNO, MCPON Visit USS Enterprise While Underway

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Kristin L. Grover

USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West visited the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Jan. 12 while the ship was underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The visit showcased the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group and provided Sailors with an opportunity to interact with the Navy’s senior leadership. While aboard, the CNO and MCPON dined with junior Sailors, met with Enterprise’s leadership, toured several of the ship’s spaces and addressed the crew

at an all-hands call in the hangar bay. “If you look at this ship today, she is as modern and as good as any of our aircraft carriers out there,” said Greenert, “and it’s her Sailors that make this ship run and make this strike group so great.” During the all-hands call, Greenert discussed the impact of current and world events in response to Sailors’ questions. Sailors were pleased that the CNO and MCPON were able to visit Enterprise and show their support for the 50-year-old ship as it prepares for its 22nd scheduled deployment. “Today I had dinner with the CNO,” said Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Drake Grills. “It was exciting. You don’t get too many opportunities to have dinner with a four-star

Photo by MCSN Harry Andrew D. Gordon

admiral and it was a great experience.” Enterprise is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for her final deployment scheduled for March.

Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman

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Friday Jan. 13, 2012

A Fish Tale

As USS Enterprise departed Naval Station Norfolk and began her transit toward the Atlantic Ocean, main engines (ME) numbers 3 and 4 showed indications of possible fouling. After flight operations, Engineering coordinated with Navigation to slow the ship and begin back-flush procedures on main engines 2 and 3. During preparations, ship’s service turbine generator (SSTG) number 3 also showed signs of possible fouling. These photos show what the mechanics found as they cleaned out the SSTG condensers. Apparently, Enterprise passed over a large school of fish, which were pulled into the ships condenser suctions on the port side. The mechanics spent more than 100 man hours restoring the equipment and kept Enterprise steaming ahead without most Sailors aboard noticing the work was being conducted.

Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) Monday, 26 March 2012 Saturday, 30 June 2012

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ESWS Question of the Day: How many shots are each anchor chains? Yesterday’s Answer: Helo, RHIB, Ship

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Pentagon Officials Say U.S.-Iran Tensions Easing By Jim Garamone, AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE

Pentagon officials said they believe tensions between the United States and Iran have cooled in recent days. Meeting with reporters, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said the United States has been very clear “that we seek to lower the temperature on tensions with Iran, and we think that things have calmed down a bit in recent days.” Navy Capt. John Kirby, Pentagon spokesman, said the presence of two U.S. carrier groups in the U.S. Central Command area of operations is just “prudent force posture requirements set by the combatant commander,” and is nothing out of the ordinary. The two carrier groups in the 5th Fleet region continue the nearly constant U.S. naval deployments to the region since World War II, Kirby noted. “That presence changes all the time,” he said. “It fluctuates based on

needs and requirements set by the combatant commander and approved by the Joint Staff and the secretary of defense.” The presence of the two carriers is not tied to recent strains with Iran, the captain said, pointing out that it takes months for a battle group to train up and deploy. “I don’t want to leave anybody with the impression that … we’re somehow ‘zorching’ two carriers over there because we’re concerned about what happened … today in Iran,” he said. “It’s just not the case.” Iranian media reported that a scientist from a uranium enrichment plant and his bodyguard were killed today in Tehran. The fact that two carriers are in the region is not an indication of any specific trouble with respect to Iran, Kirby said. Neither carrier group is inside the Strait of Hormuz, Kirby told reporters. The strait is an international waterway and a key sea lane for the oil of the Middle

East to reach customers around the world. “It’s a key chokepoint,” he said. “And the United States Navy has and will continue to remain a force in that region to help protect the free flow of commerce in international waters.” Kirby acknowledged that Iran could use access-denial capabilities to close the waterway temporarily, noting that Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said as much Jan. 8 on the CBS program “Face the Nation.” But he emphasized that any such closure would be of short duration. “We’re very comfortable with the capabilities that we have and we maintain, and the partnerships and the commitments we have in the region,” the captain said. “We’re very comfortable that we will be able to meet those requirements and those commitments.”

The Navy Joins Nation In Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day By Ensign Amber Lynn Daniel, Diversity and Inclusion Public Affairs

WASHINGTON -- As announced by NAVADMIN 009/12, the Navy will join the nation to observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 16. Navy commands are encouraged to reflect on the recurring theme, “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!” and increase their knowledge and awareness of Dr. King’s contributions to American history and civil rights through participation in military and community events. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. In 1968, amidst a country embattled in a civil rights struggle, King was assassinated. In honor of King’s unfinished efforts, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1983. In 1992, then-President George H.W. Bush proclaimed the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday would be observed every year on the third Monday of January. Congress passed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and Service Act, Aug. 23, 1994 designating the King Holiday as a day of volunteer service. The first observance was held Jan. 15, 1986, the anniversary of King’s birthday. Last year, Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Tiffany Jaros and Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jacqueline Bucci celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day volunteering with a group of Sailors from Naval Station Everett. Their local United Way was in need of adult volunteers to supervise teens during their county-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day volunteer project, and the call was put out to the Navy base to see if some of the local Sailors, despite having the day off, would volunteer.

“I decided to volunteer because I love to help people, whether it is to help someone clean and move their house, or just make them smile. If it helps them have a better day, then I will do whatever I can to help,” said Jaros. Serving as adult mentors for the day, the Sailors guided local teens to clean the homes of elderly persons in the community. Many of the elderly were unable to do even the most basic home care tasks without assistance. “I love volunteering and making a difference in others lives,” said Jaros. “I had so much fun with the kids just hanging out and bonding. It’s great to see kids so young have such an interest in helping others.” Despite having the day off from work, both Bucci and Jaros felt it was important as Sailors to volunteer their time during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. “It helps build relations, but more importantly all people should help others out,” said Bucci. After the group finished the initial cleaning projects, they assisted the teens with a second volunteer project that hit close to home - writing letters of encouragement to Sailors, soldiers, and airmen serving in the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq. “That to me was pretty cool not only to do myself, but to see what the kids had to say, and to answer all of their questions about the military,” said Jaros. “They really were interested and so eager to learn about it all.” Jaros and Bucci both plan to volunteer on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day again this year. “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day means a lot to me. It’s a day of freedom, a day of happiness and joy that someone was finally able to stand out and stand up for what they believe, just as I and every other military member do for our country every single day,” said Jaros.

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CNO, MCPON Visit USS Enterprise While Underway  

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West visited the ai...