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2011 Practice Makes Perfect: Enterprise Sailors sharpen life-saving skills during mass casualty drill


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Happenings Global guidance

“Big E” Outlook Enterprise Chorus Auditions

The Enterprise chorus (official name TBD) is a new opportunity for a select group of 50 Enterprise Sailors, officers and enlisted, aboard “Big E” to provide a positive outlet for musical talents at Enterprise and public events. Auditions for the Enterprise Chorus will take place Jan. 20, 21 and 22 in the Enterprise Room from 1400-1500. Please send an e-mail to EnterpriseChorus@cvn65.navy.mil to receive an audition slot. Please be prepared to sing a capella.

IT Training

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jared M. King

Operations Specialist Seaman Michael T. Kinder receives guidance from Operations Specialist 3rd Class Gregory L. Gray about maintaining an accurate view of surface contacts using a global command control console Wednesday aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

“Big E” History

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pon discovering the secret shipments of Soviet missiles to Cuba, President Kennedy and his advisors considered such a threat to U.S. national security unacceptable. When the Chief Executive told Adm. George W. Anderson that “It looks as though this is up to the Navy,” the CNO purportedly replied: “Mr. President, the Navy will not let you down.” Anderson sent a personal message to the Fleet Commanders on Oct. 17, 1962, advising them to “be prepared to order as many ships as possible to sea on a 24 hour notice,” provided their main propulsion plants were ready. Responding to the crisis, Enterprise sortied from Norfolk Oct. 19, having loaded provisions and supplies that normally required up to 10 hours to load, in barely two.

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Food Service Note

Due to the administration of the Chief Petty Officer’s exam Thursday, Jan. 20, the aft galley will be serving breakfast from 0330-0530. The forward galley will operate on its regular hours of 0400-0700.

Hazing Note

Hazing is defined as any conduct whereby a military member or members, regardless of service or rank, whithout proper authority cause another military member or members, regardless of service or rank, to suffer or be exposed to any activity which is cruel, abusive, humiliating, oppressive, demeaning or harmful. Soliciting or persuading another to commit any such activity is also considered hazing. Hazing does not need to involve physical contact; it can also be verbal or psychological in nature. Actual or implied consent to acts of hazing does not eliminate any blame for the offender.

Upcoming MWR Events

Thursday

1600-1630 Beginner Spin/Cycle 1645-1715 Beginner Spin/Cycle 2000-2100 Athletic Fitness Boot Camp

Friday

0500-0545 Intermediate Spin/Cycle 1600-1700 EOD/Diver PT 1600-1700 Chuck Norris Power Hour Ultimate Abs

Register today for the “BiggEst Loser” contest! To register, e-mail Fit R e g i s t r a t i o n b e g i n s : Boss at eppersona@cvn65.navy.mil Tu e s d a y, 1 8 - T h r u s d a y 2 0 J a n u a r y 2 0 11 W e i g h - i n s : with “BiggEst Loser” in the subject F r i d a y, 2 1 - S a t u r d a y, 2 2 J a n u a r y 2 0 11 line or visit the MWR ticket window 1 s t F i t n e s s C h a l l e n g e : S u n d a y, 2 3 J a n u a r y 2 0 11 llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll at 2-173-2. ll

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A team of SPAWAR Sailors is on board to provide information technology training to all interested ITs and IT strikers. Training will be held nightly in the training classroom at 08-153-5-Q at 1930 until Enterprise’s first port visit. Topics include Network + training. For more information, contact LCDR Meade Dillon (dillonm@cvn65.navy.mil), ETC (SCW/ FMF) Sean Gaylord (gaylords@cvn65.navy.mil), or see instructors IT2 Kelley Brown or IT2 Lorenzo Urbina.

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SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

ESWS QUESTION OF THE DAY Q: What is the combat radius of an F/A-18 Hornet?

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. Contents are not necessarily the official views of the U.S. Government. The Shuttle reserves the right to edit all submissions. Please direct all story ideas, questions and comments to MCSN Peter Melkus at melkusp@cvn65.navy.mil.

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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

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Enterprise News

Enterprise training scenario recalls tragic 1969 fire desperately to their repair lockers to fight the fire. USS ENTERPRISE, Before the crew At sea – Sailors aboard succeeded in the deployed aircraft extinguishing the flames, carrier USS Enterprise 28 Sailors had been (CVN 65) conducted killed, and 314 were a successful ship-wide flight deck fire and mass injured - many severely. Sailors deployed aboard casualty drill Jan. 19 on Enterprise experienced the week of the 42nd anniversary of one of the a simulated déjà-vu Jan. 19, 2011, when ship’s darkest days. another fire broke out The morning of Jan. on the ship’s flight 14, 1969 was supposed to be just another normal deck, resulting in more than 100 casualties. day underway for Big Thankfully, this time the ‘E’. When Sailors woke up, flight operations were fire and casualties were simulated. about to begin and the “I think our crew is on ship was brimming with life, as the crew traveled point as far as damage control is concerned,” through passageways to said Lt. j.g. Andrew their work centers. Dietzel, the Big E’s Then it happened. assistant damage control A deafening explosion assistant. “I have faith rang out at 8:19 a.m., caused by the accidental that our Sailors would detonation of an aircraft’s be able to effectively combat a fire similar to missile. Debris from the one in 1969.” the explosion rained Through constant down on the flight deck, training and drills, quickly igniting JP-5 fuel Dietzel said he thinks and engulfing adjacent today’s Sailors are better aircraft in flames. As burning fuel poured prepared to deal with an emergency on the into the ship from holes flight deck than those in in the flight deck, the 1969. To ensure history interior of the ship does not repeat itself, began to ignite as well, every Sailor receives as all hands scrambled By MC3 Austin Rooney

USS Enterprise Public Affairs

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Austin Rooney

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate - Handling 2nd Class Ben Penrod directs a hose team while participating in a mass casualty/flight deck fire drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Wednesday.

basic damage control classes as soon as they enter boot camp and continually trained and drilled throughout their career. Damage control was not the only skill Sailors practiced during the drill. The drill was a mass casualty scenario and required the full response of the ship’s Medical department, just as it would during a real emergency. “Mass casualty is any situation that exceeds Medical Department’s capabilities and resources on the ship,” said Lt. Cmdr. Sondra Santana, the ship’s nurse practitioner. “The whole purpose of the drill is to

prepare us for the real thing. We have to pool our resources and treat as many people as we can.” Santana said the drill was held to prevent a situation such as the fire in 1969 from claiming as many lives as it did. Through training, constant drills and advances in technology, Santana said she believes Big ‘E’ Sailors would be able to handle a similar situation with better results. “We don’t ever want to have to deal with the real version of a mass casualty situation like this,” said Santana. “However, if we get called on to respond, we are 100 percent ready.”


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sailors of the Day Legalman 3rd Class

Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman

Kendra L. Johnson - Kissimmee, Florida

Jonathan Andrew Hall - Eufaula, Oklahoma

LN3 Johnson, a military justice legal clerk assigned to Enterprise’s Legal Department, joined the Navy five years ago to travel, go to school and have a stable career. Johnson finds helping individual Sailors and helping the Navy “keep the best of the best by weeding out the bad seeds” to be the most rewarding aspects of her career. Johnson aspires to be a Master Chief Petty Officer in the legalman community and enjoys reading, watching ESPN and spending time with her daughter.

AEAN Hall, assigned to the “Knighthawks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136, joined the Navy fourand-a-half years ago to see the world and further his education. To Hall, the most rewarding aspect about his job is to see the jets he works on take-off and land safely. Hall is working hard to earn his Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist wings, make 3rd Class Petty Officer and receive a quality college education. In his spare time, Hall enjoys working on his “project truck”, playing video games, riding ATVs and shooting guns.

Photos by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse L. Gonzalez

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 3rd Class

FUN ZONE!

Rina K. Infante - Richmond Hill, New York

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PR3 Infante, an ALSS technician assigned to the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, joined the Navy three years ago to see the world and further his education. To Infante, the most rewarding aspect of her job is assisting in the achievement of her aircrew’s missions. Infante plans to one day attend college and have a family of her own. In her spare time, Infante enjoys reading, listening to music and watching baseball.


Enterprise Sailors sharpen life-saving skills during mass casualty drill