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SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Thursday, March 3, 2011

ALMOST THERE! March 2 water use: 37 Gallons per person

Big ‘E’ Water use

Water use goal: 35 Gallons per person per day

Big ‘E’ Sailors work toward water conservation goal Graphic illustration by MC3 Peter D. Melkus

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Thursday, March 3, 2011



Hear me now?

Big ‘E’


Professional Military Knowledge Training Get ready for the March advancement exams now! • PMK training is conducted every Tuesday and Thursday at 1300, and Saturdays at 1900 on the aft mess decks until Tuesday, March 15. • BMR reviews will be conducted on Saturday, March 12 and Monday through Wednesday, March 14-16. For questions or concerns, please contact ET1 Schwartz or PS1 C. Brown via e-mail or J-6560/J-7095.

You could win a new PS3 or XBOX 360!

Photo by MCSN Jared M. King

Electronics Technician Seaman Andrew L. Howard fixes a cranial headset in support of flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

Donate to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s 2011 fundraiser anytime this March and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Playstation 3 or XBOX 360 gaming system! • Any donation amount will enter you in the drawing • Big ‘E’ CMC Keith G. Oxley will draw the names of the lucky winners April 5 • See your department’s NMCRS representative to donate

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The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.

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0900-0945 0500-0545 BiggEst Loser Intermediate Team Spin/Cycle Workout (Max 7) Fit Boss ITCS Henderson 1600-1630 Beginner Spin/ Cycle (Max 7) AZC Kittrell

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1600-1700 Chuck Norris Power Hour Ultimate Abs AOC Wong

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2000-2100 Spin and Sculpt (Max 7) IT1 Sherry 2000-2100 (30 minute spin 1645-1715 Step Aerobics + 30 minute Beginner Spin/ ABECS Claxton sculpt) Cycle (Max 7) AZC Kittrell Is it true that some departments/ divisions have head of the line privileges in the chow line or ship’s store?

Answer: E-mail your questions to:

No. Head of the line privileges are determined by paygrade, not by department. They are posted in the affected areas.

SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65)


Q: What are the two sizes of mechanical shoring used by the Navy? A: 3-5 foot and 6-11 foot



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

Thursday, March 3, 2011


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Enterprise News Excessive H20 use not just “water under the bridge” By USS Enterprise Public Affairs

USS ENTERPRISE, At sea – As Sailors aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) accustom themselves to feeling at home in a vast ocean of water, conservation of potable water remains a priority to mission accomplishment, from launching aircraft to propelling the ship. For Big ‘E’ to meet its mission, each Sailor must use fewer than 35 gallons of potable water per day, and that number has been climbing with the days underway. Enterprise has five distillation plants that are capable of producing 70,000 gallons of potable water each day needed to replenish the reactors that power the ship, launch aircraft, maintain sanitation and satisfy Sailors’ personal water needs. “Potable water is essential to ensuring that the ship is capable of fulfilling its mission,” said Lt. Cmdr. Thomas J. Cooper, a main propulsion technical assistant aboard Enterprise. Each time an aircraft is launched, the steamgenerated catapults use approximately 200 gallons of water. If 60 aircraft were to launch twice in one day, they would consume nearly 24,000 gallons of water— almost 15 percent of the ship’s entire water supply. In the medical department, potable water provides for

sterilization of medical equipment and sanitation of medical ward bedding, vital to minimizing the spread of viral diseases and germs. Then, there’s also the often overused and underappreciated use of potable water: taking showers, brushing teeth, washing laundry and conducting other personal daily tasks. These are the types of water use easily controlled by Sailors, and it’s becoming more important than ever to exercise efficient water use. “Currently our distillation plants run virtually 24/7, which is rough on a nearly 50-year-old ship,” said

Lt. j.g. Joseph Miller, a main propulsion technical assistant aboard Enterprise. As deployment continues, reactor personnel must begin taking the distillation plants down for preventive and corrective maintenance. Without active water conservation, stricter water regulations may be imposed to take stress off of the presently over-worked and aging water distillation plants. “If everyone does their part to conserve, we could do this without the crew even knowing, but if people continue to use water the way we have been, that could lead us to enforce

Graphic illustration courtesy of Enterprise Engineering department

A graph illustrating Enterprise’s daily water use per person since the beginning of deployment. Personal water use cannot exceed 35 gallons per person without placing excessive amounts of stress on the ship’s water distillation plants.

water hours,” said Miller. “I don’t know if you’ve ever been on a ship on water hours, but it’s not fun.” Enterprise’s water distillation plants require that all crew members use a maximum of 35 gallons of water per person per day in order to adequately produce enough water to sustain all of the ship’s primary and secondary water functions. Updated graphs showing Enterprise’s personal water use for the day are available to view on the Big ‘E’ Net so crew members can see how close (or far) they are to reaching Enterprise’s goal of 35 gallons used per person, per day. If the distillation plants can hardly keep-up with producing these excessive amounts of water, the secondary functions, like hygienic use, laundry, etc., will have to be regulated, which will undoubtedly make living conditions lessthan-comfortable for the majority of the Big ‘E’ crew. All Sailors can play their role in the mission of water conservation by turning off the faucet when brushing their teeth, securing the shower water when lathering up, and most importantly, reporting all leaks, no matter the size, as soon as they are discovered. Each drop saved is one less drop that doesn’t have to be remade.

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Sailors of the Day

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 3rd Class (AW)

Alla M. Musa - Brooklyn, New York

Michael DeMaria - Queens, New York

ABEAN Musa, a waist catapult crewman assigned to Air department’s V-2 division, joined the Navy three years ago to see the world and serve his country. To Musa, the most rewarding aspect of his job is “seeing the results of my hard work as the aircraft are safely launched off the catapults.” Musa aspires to one day start a family of his own while continuing his naval career. During his free time, Musa enjoys hitting the gym and studying for advancement.

AZ3 (AW) DeMaria, a squadron maintenance administration PO assigned to the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, joined the Navy four years ago to serve his country. To DeMaria, the most rewarding aspect of his job is “doing my part for team Checkmate to ensure our maintenance department stays on track.” DeMaria is working hard to advance to E-5 and aspires to earn a bachelors in professional aeronautics from Embry Riddle University. DeMaria enjoys playing video games in his spare time.

Photos by MCSN Jesse L. Gonzalez


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Almost There  

Big ‘E’ Sailors work toward water conservation goal

Almost There  

Big ‘E’ Sailors work toward water conservation goal