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“We are Legend”

January 24, 2012 Issue

Enterprise Sailors Practice Proper Waste Management Story and photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Gregory White USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea – Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier ship’s paper and cardboard waste products. USS Enterprise (CVN 65) practice waste reduction and man“It helps to save space,” said Benson. “If we burn 100 tall agement every day while away from homeport. paper bags full of trash, instead of them taking up all the space It is against the law to dump that 100 full bags would take most waste into the ocean, but up, they become a small pan storing everyone’s garbage on full of ash.” board can create sanitation, It is very important that safety and convenience issues. Sailors take the time to sepaHowever, Sailors can not stop rate their trash before taking it using consumables or producto the incinerator or CMU. If ing trash just because they are trash is not properly separated, out to sea. So, where does all it could damage the equipment the garbage go? or worse. “You don’t want to dump “If you don’t separate plastrash in the water and harm tic, for example, it can mess up the animals,” said Engineman the shredder,” said Placido. “If Fireman Isaiah C. Benson, an it’s not plastic it won’t melt and incinerator operator aboard could jam the equipment.” Enterprise, “but leaving trash Placido said that even hard lying around everywhere creplastic should not go in the ates an unhealthy environment, CMU because the shredders and invites unwanted pests.” Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Airman Christine M. Washington removes a won’t shred it up. Any plastic disc of plastic waste from a compact melt unit (CMU). In order to safely store harder than a typical drink waste in the most effective bottle, such as a clothes hanger, manner possible, all trash is broken down into five categories. should not go into the CMU. The categories are plastic, paper, cardboard, metal and hazardRules must be followed for the incinerator as well. ous material. Each type of waste has its own bag, and each “If someone takes something other than the items recomdivision is responsible for separating its own waste. mended for the incinerator in to burn them it will mess up the “We separate the garbage as a means of protecting our incinerator,” said Benson. “It will burn and the fumes from it environment and reducing our waste,” said Aviation Electroncould go up into the vacuum and interfere with the flue gas fan. ics Technician Airman Apprentice Anthony S. Riccobono, an If that gets backed up, it could cause the incinerator to catch Enterprise Sailor. fire.” When a bag is full of a particular kind of trash it is taken to The Sailors manning the incinerator and CMU spaces do the appropriate disposal station, such as one of the two compact their best to ensure these types of incidents do not occur. Howmelt units (CMU), which compress and melt plastic to facilitate ever, everyone needs to do their part before the trash arrives at easier storage. the disposal stations. “Basically what we do is take a plastic bag filled with plasSailors working in the disposal stations check all bags to entic waste and we shred it,” said Aviation Support Equipment sure unauthorized materials are not brought in. If Sailors have Technician 3rd Class Andrew Placido, a CMU operator. “Then items that are unacceptable, they are informed of the policies the machine compacts the plastic and melts it into plastic discs. and sent back to their workspace to re-sort their garbage. It’s all just to assist in good waste management.” “It’s a dirty job,” said Placido, “but somebody has to do it… Enterprise also has an incinerator, which burns all of the it’s important.”

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In Formation

I Got a Dream by MCSN Gregory White

Photo by MC2(SW) Brooks B. Patton Jr.

Shown from top to bottom: The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the Ticonderoga-class guidedmissile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), USS Porter (DDG 78), USS McFaul (DDG 74), USS Cole (DDG 67) and USS Nitze (DDG 94) maneuver into formation during the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group’s composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX).

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ESWS Question of the Day: Which division of the Supply department handles HAZMAT? Yesterday’s ESWS answer: The Papa flag indicates a personnel recall.

The Shuttle is published and printed daily underway and biweekly 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 MC1 (SW) Steve Smith at Commanding Officer Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr.

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

Editors MC2(SW) Kristin L. Grover MCSN Harry Gordon

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

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Around the Navy USS Halsey Gives Aid to Yemeni Dhow Combined Maritime Forces Public Affairs, Navy News Service USS HALSEY, At Sea -- USS Halsey (DDG 97) responded to a call of distress from M/V Albrouj, a Yemeni dhow that was en route to Somalia from Yemen, while the U.S. ship was conducting helicopter operations in the Gulf of Aden, Jan. 19. The guided-missile destroyer Halsey, which was two hours away from the position of the dhow, immediately responded to the distress call. The Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 air crew quickly relayed the vessel’s position to Halsey. The ship responded quickly. Upon arriving on the scene, the ship launched two rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIB’s) to provide assistance. Two electricians from Halsey conducted an investigation along with Albrouj’s boat engineer, and discovered a faulty alternator and four dead batteries. The ship provided the dhow with two batteries to allow the crew to safely continue their voyage to Somalia. “We quickly realized that the problem lay with the alternator and that the batteries were being drained extremely fast,” said Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class (SW) Clinton D. Easley, one of the Halsey electricians who boarded the Yemeni dhow. “By providing them with a couple of spare batteries that we had onboard, the problem was solved and

the dhow was quickly on its way.” “All mariners who sail the oceans should respond quickly to a fellow mariner’s distress call. The sea can be an unforgiving place, when your vessel is adrift and without power,” said Commodore Aage Buur Jensen from Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 151. “I’m very pleased with the swift assistance that USS Halsey rendered on this occasion.” Halsey is currently the flagship of CTF-151 conducting counter piracy and maritime security operations. Halsey has recently assumed the role of flagship to Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, Royal Danish navy and his multinational CTF-151 command staff. CTF-151 transferred command from the Pakistani navy who were stationed aboard the USS Kidd (DDG 100). CTF-151 is one of three task forces assigned to combined maritime forces. Established in February 2002, the Task Force’s key mission is to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. It protects and defends the legitimate use of the ocean by fisherman and merchants, and stands ready to assist any mariner in distress.

Seabees Team Makes History In Afghanistan Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times It was an unusual job even for the Seabees, the U.S. Navy’s construction forces trained to hold a hammer in one hand and a Beretta M9 in the other. First, the team selected to build barracks high in the mountains of Afghanistan consisted of eight women, who are all stationed at Naval Base Ventura County. And second, the women completed the job far ahead of schedule. Beating deadline made up for long days and freezing nights in tents without plumbing, building four 20-by-30foot structures, said Gafayat Moradeyo, the mission commander. But when the women returned to Bagram air field, their Afghanistan base, they learned that they had nailed another achievement: a place in naval history. Military officials say they are the first all-female construction team to take on a construction job from start to

finish in the Seabees’ 70-year history. And they did it in record time in the barren rocky mountains of Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold and the focus of recent combat efforts. At first, the women had their doubts about the achievement. But after checking with military historians and naval museums, they confirmed their status, said Shelby Lutrey, 29, one of the builders. “It’s definitely something to be proud of,” she said. “There is nothing wrong with hard work and good results.” The Seabees were created during World War II to fill a critical demand for construction workers who could also fight. Today, there are nine battalions operating out of two U.S. bases, deploying overseas to build airstrips, bridges, roads and living quarters, among other things.

Women first joined the Seabees in 1972 and, 22 years later, earned the right to serve alongside their male counterparts in combat zones, said Russell Stewart, a spokesman with the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four. The team members have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan for years — some are on their third overseas tours. In mid-November, when the call went out for a team of Seabees to build barracks huts, the women put up their hands, Stewart said. There weren’t a lot of male Seabees available at the time, and Moradeyo, from the Chicago area, saw it as an opportunity for the women to prove themselves. At Bagram air base, the mission commander gathered her team, laid out what needed to be done, assembled the building materials and packed a pallet of construction tools for the trip to Helmand province.

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Enterprise Sailors Practice Proper Waste Management  

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) practice waste reduction and management every day while away from homeport.

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