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SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Saturday, January 22, 2011

Birds of a feather... Pictured: Aviation Electronics Technician Airman James F. Jones (left) Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Cody J. Loskot (right) Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jared M. King

Best friends, plane captains proudly represent Hillsboro, Illinois aboard “Big E�


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Saturday, January 22, 2011

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Happenings Attack of the...

“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 conclude today 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.

Career Counselor Note

Sailors inflate the “killer tomato,” a long-distance floatable shooting target, for a live-fire exercise Monday aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52). Barry is deployed as part of Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) in support of Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

Captain’s Corner

Goals for deployment, as set by Enterprise Commanding Officer Dee L. Mewbourne:

World-class organizations set and achieve high goals. As the premiere aircraft carrier, heading out to do our nation’s work, I believe we should adopt three high goals to focus our efforts during the months ahead: 1. Make America proud. We should strive to achieve excellence in every undertaking, as a team! Whether embarked or ashore, on duty or off, our performance should reflect the pride we share in wearing the cloth of our nation. By our actions, we will maintain the high esteem and pride that America has for its military—the same pride that our friends and families have for us and our naval service.

2. Maintain the highest possible levels of readiness. We do not know what the future holds, but we can be certain that the challenges in the regions to which we are deploying will be great. To meet these challenges, we must maximize all elements of readiness (personnel, materiel, operational, family, moral, cognitive, safety and leadership) to ensure that at every minute of deployment we are as focused and operationally capable as possible—“Ready on Arrival!”

3. Come home stronger. In every measurable way, we should improve as a ship and as a crew. This is not an easy task, and it requires vision and commitment. When we arrive home in Norfolk, Enterprise should reflect the immense pride we all feel in our performance and in our ship. Big “E” should be better maintained and more materially sound than anytime in her 50-year history. As a crew, we should maximize personal and professional development, such as EAWS, ESWS, PACE, in-rate knowledge, and physical and ethical conditioning.

Attaining these goals will take a combined and dedicated effort each and every day. I solicit your steadfast support and leadership to ensure they are understood, accepted and vigorously pursued throughout the command. United by these goals, aligned in our actions, and enabled by our extraordinary professionalism and teamwork, there will be only one word suitable to describe our deployment…victory.

We are Legend… one team, one fight!

Attention all Sailors who advanced off the September Advancement exam. Did you know you could ask your Enlisted Community Manager for an “In Rate PTS Approval”? No, that does not mean you must remain in your current rate (in most cases). It means now you have an approval to stay in the Navy, and as long as you do not reenlist for SRB, you could still ask to convert to another rate (if available). If this pertains to you, see your CC TODAY or stop in and see NCC Fleming in the CCC office. Time is critical so do not wait!

Trash Note Snack chips, tuna, coffee, and many other products come in a shiny, reflective, almost metal looking plastic bag. Sailors at the collection areas, on the mess decks, and all over the ship are under the impression that this packaging is metal. It is 100% plastic and is commonly known as Mylar. It is the same material that Mylar balloons are made of, which has a shiny reflective surface also. Please discard these types of bags in the containers identified for plastics.

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23 Port Sales MWR Ticket Window

24 LAST DAY! Port Sales MWR Ticket Window

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Liberty Center: Open play in the aft mess decks (PS3, XBOX 360, Ping Pong, Board Games

SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65)

ESWS QUESTION OF THE DAY Q: To find the location of a bulkhead terminal you would refer to a _____diagram. A: Casualty power

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman

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 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


Saturday, January 22, 2011

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Enterprise News

Band of Brothers

deploy aboard Enterprise to me that will experience the same things while we deploy with the Big USS ENTERPRISE, ‘E’. It’s great to have At sea – As the Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier my best friend with me. I can’t imagine what it USS Enterprise (CVN would be like to do this 65) are deployed away alone. We’ll have lots from their families and of exciting sea stories to best friends Jan. 22, two pass down to our children Sailors who are as close and grandchildren.” as brothers are able to Jones also happens to have a ‘family’ meal have a younger brother every single day. While being away from Jacob, who is currently loved ones is a tough fact stationed aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN of life for most service members, these brothers- 77), who will embark on its own deployment later in-arms are fortunate enough to serve alongside in this year. It was at the urging of each other every day. his brother and a need Aviation Electronics for a sense of direction Technician Airman that Jones finally decided James F. Jones, assigned to join the Navy. The to the ‘Checkmates’ of two brothers, along with Strike Fighter Squadron Loskot, enlisted together (VFA) 211, and his on the same day. So best friend since birth, they could be near to one Aviation Structural another, all three decided Mechanic Airman Cody to go into the aviation J. Loskot assigned to the field. ‘Screwtops’ of Carrier “If the Navy was good Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123, are enough for my brother among the lucky few who and Loskot to join, then it was good enough for have the opportunity to me,” said Jones. “The serve side-by-side. plan was to stay together “Loskot has always been a great friend,” said as long as we could, Jones. “It helps a lot to be and luckily we were all able to be stationed in around somebody close By MCSN Jared M. King USS Enterprise Public Affairs

Virginia. The three Sailors grew up together in Hillsboro, Ill., where they spent their summers at the lake. Their tight bond remained strong throughout the years, providing them a significant lifeline to help them weather the challenges of boot camp and adjust to their new life in the Navy. Once they arrived in Great Lakes, Ill., the Jones brothers were placed in the same division. Although they were separated from Loskot, he was still close by. As the ‘big brother,’ a role Jones takes seriously, being in the same division provided extra comfort to Jones as he was able to watch over his baby brother throughout their time at recruit training command. “Boot camp was very challenging but rewarding at the same time because I was able to be there for Jacob. I’ve been looking out for him since we were kids,” said Jones. “While we were in boot

camp, I made sure I motivated him all the way to the end.” Although Jones says he was hesitant about joining at first, he is proud to follow in his family’s footsteps. The Jones brothers’ grandfather, Jim Jones, served as a Boat Coxswain during the 1940’s. His father, also named Jim, was an Electrician’s Mate who served in the 1970’s aboard USS Wasp (CVS 18). “I grew up listening to sea stories from my Dad, we’re 3rd generation Sailors in my family. I hope our grandfather is smiling down from heaven. I’m proud to carry on our family’s legacy; we’re a true Navy family,” Jones said. As for Loskot, nothing could be better than sharing his Navy adventure with two of his best friends. “People join the Navy and end up acquiring lifelong friends,” said Loskot. “Jones and I started out as friends and now have become family.”


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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sailors of the Day Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class

Aviation Ordnanceman Airman

Peter D. Melkus - Grand Blanc, Michigan

Rigor T. Tenorio - San Diego, California

MC3 Melkus, a newspaper editor assigned to Enterprise’s Born in Manila, Philippines, AOAN Tenorio, assigned Media Department, joined the Navy one year ago to to the “Rooks” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) travel the world and make a good career for himself. To 137, joined the Navy nearly two years ago to set strong Melkus, the most rewarding aspect of his job is knowing bearings in his life. Tenorio finds “waking up in the that his department’s work can be viewed by thousands morning knowing that I serve in the most powerful Navy of “Big E” Sailors’ family and friends, and make them in the world” to be the most rewarding aspect of his job. feel more connected during deployment. Melkus aspires Tenorio is working hard to advance in his career and one to earn his warfare pins during deployment and one day day attend college. During his spare time, Tenorio enjoys apply to Officer Candidate School to become a public sleeping, watching movies and studying. affairs officer. Melkus enjoys hanging out with his awesome wife Jen and their pet schnoodle Gus during his off time. Photos by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse L. Gonzalez

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