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SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Saturday, March 5, 2011

Some Assembly REQUIRED

WEPS G-3 BUILDS WITH SKILL Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Robert W. Vigil assembles ordnance in G-3 division’s workshop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Photo by MCSN Gregory A. Pickett II

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Saturday, March 5, 2011


Movin’ on up

Happenings Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Kasandra M. Pierce, top, and Logistics Specialist Seaman Nicolas J. Roszina, bottom, move boxes onto the upper level of a supply storage space aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

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.

Need help with taxes? The USS Enterprise Tax Center is now up and running. You can get your taxes prepared by VITA volunteers at the computer café in the ship’s library during the following times: 0400-0700 / 0900-1200 / 1400-1700 / 1900-2200

Photo by MCSN Jared M. King

3-Day Calendar FRI







Keep Big ‘E’ germ free...wash your hands! Big Bucks Bingo! (Live on SITE TV) 2030

Movie Night 2030

Acoustic Guitar Lessons with LS3 Sparks 1st Class Mess 2000

0500-0545 Intermediate Spin/Cycle (Max 7) ITCS Henderson

1600-1700 Chuck Norris Power Hour Ultimate Abs AOC Wong

1430-1530 Advanced Spin/ Cycle (Max 7) ITCS Henderson

1600-1700 EOD/Diver PT LT Dennison

2000-2100 Spin and Sculpt (Max 7) IT1 Sherry 2000-2100 (30 minute spin Step Aerobics + 30 minute ABECS Claxton sculpt)


1700-1800 Stretch It Out (Yoga) HM1 Wesley 1800-1845 Get it right, Get it tight (Abs and Legs) HM1 Wesley

Rumor Q: Captain Mewbourne, can you just jump into of the an aircraft and fly whenever you want? A: I can fly if I coordinate it in advance, but my Day

E-mail your questions to:

primary place is on the bridge.

Navy Tradition Question of the Day

Q: Where does the phrase “In the doldrums” come from and what does it mean? A: The phrase “In the doldrums” was popularized by Coleridge’s famous poem The Rhyme

of the Ancient Mariner and referred to the equatorial regions of the Atlantic and Pacific called Intertropical Convergence Zones where low pressure causes either extended periods of calm wind conditions making sailing difficult or hurricane strength storms causing catastrophe.


SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65)


Q: What is the sequence to light off an eductor? A: 1. Discharge 2. Firemain 3. Suction


You must bring the following items: • Current W2(s) • Any 1099 forms • Bank’s Interest Statement • Social Security number of dependants (if claiming them) • Social Security number of spouse if Married filing separately • Any other forms you have received from the IRS in regards to the 2010 tax season

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

Saturday, March 5, 2011


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Enterprise News Teamwork keeps G-3’s assembly line running smoothly By MCSN Gregory A. Pickett II USS Enterprise Public Affairs

USS ENTERPRISE, At sea – From the moment Sailors enter the Navy, they learn how to follow all instructions to the letter. When those instructions involve the assembly and handling of explosive ordnance aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), it takes the assembly of the right team to safely and efficiently handle those tasks safely. Enterprise Weapons department’s G-3 division is comprised of Aviation Ordnancemen who must combine the perfect mixture of teamwork, training and attention to detail to consistently accomplish their mission. When they assemble ordnance it takes more than just teamwork; everyone involved must have an in-depth knowledge of all bomb-handling procedures. When the team lifts the ordnance onto their assembly table, they must place their hands on it like they are giving CPR, with members of their team on either end of the ordnance to ensure it’s guided safely to the table. “We do this so that the bombs stay under control at all times”, said Aviation Ordnanceman Airman (AW) Jade M. McCoy. After the team finishes, a quality assurance Sailor

Photo by MCSN Gregory A. Pickett II

Aviation Ordnancemen assigned to Weapons’ G-3 division work on an ordnance assembly line aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

verifies that the ordnance is put together properly and that all the screws are torqued according to specifications. “If there is a loose screw or if a piece is not tightened with the right torque, the bomb might break in mid flight”, said Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class (AW/SW) Richard J. Corrigan, the quality assurance safety observer. Every procedure the team follows is called out by the team leader and then examined by the quality assurer in order to ensure the job is done safely and correctly. If any step is skipped or any procedure is done incorrectly, it could result in serious injury or death for whomever handles the ordnance. The team leader is

another important member of G-3. This Sailor oversees the assembly process and ensures the ordnance team knows and follows all the steps to piece the ordnance together. “The team leader has to make sure the team follows a series of very detailed steps,” said Corrigan. “He has to make sure the whole process is done efficiently and correctly.” As the quality assurance observer watches the ordnance specifically, the team leader makes sure everyone is where they need to be and all on the same page. “Sometimes we have to work on over 40 bombs,” said Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Robert W. Vigil. “You have to know what

you’re doing and where you are doing it, so you don’t have any problems.” A team of seven Sailors work on the nose and tail of the ordnance, and through teamwork they work to assemble the entire ordnance. Each ordnanceman must stay current on qualifications. “It is all about hands-on training,” said McCoy. “It’s needed because it is not enough to just read about it in the book. A lot of us are new, so hands-on training is essential to our growth.” It is essential to the Big ‘E’ mission to have properly operating ordnance that could end up saving lives on the ground in combat zones, and thanks to G-3 division, that ordnance will always be ready on arrival.

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Sailors of the Day

Legalman 1st Class (SW/AW)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Aviation Electronics Technician Airman

Keary S. Mondrik - Manvel, Texas

Eric B. Kellogg - Kansas City, Kansas

LN1 (SW/AW) Mondrik, an 18-year Navy veteran and Enterprise Legal department LPO, joined the Navy to travel the world, serve her country and provide for her kids. To Mondrik, the most rewarding aspects of her job are getting to meet new people and mentoring “the younger kids” by listening and talking with them. Mondrik is working hard to make Chief and one day finish her masters degree in public administration. During her free time, Mondrik enjoys cooking, sewing, crossstitching, reading, making arts and crafts, watching TV and spending time with her family.

ATAN Kellogg, assigned to the “Rooks” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137, joined the Navy one year ago for a chance at a better education and to serve his country. To Kellogg, the most rewarding aspect of his job is knowing “that what I do on a daily basis helps keep troops on the ground safe and allows them to return home to their families.” Kellogg aspires to one day attend the United States Naval Academy, graduate, and continue to serve his country as a Naval officer. Kellogg enjoys running, reading and listening to music during his spare time.

Photos by MCSN Jesse L. Gonzalez

Damage Controlman Fireman

Zachary H. Rowlett - Kansas City, Missouri

DCFN Rowlett, a maintenance person assigned to Engineering department’s Damage Control division, joined the Navy two years ago to travel and earn money for college. To Rowlett, the most rewarding aspect of his job is knowing “that I could make a difference just by doing my job.” Rowlett is working hard to become a Petty Officer and aspires to one day buy a house and start a family of his own. Rowlett enjoys working out in his spare time.

Marine of the Day

Lance Corporal

Dustin J. Cheuvront - Lake Havasu, Arizona

Lance Cpl. Cheuvront, an aviation ordnance technician assigned to the “Thunderbolts” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251, joined the Marine Corps two years ago “to earn the title of ‘Marine’ and see everything the Marine Corps has to offer.” To Cheuvront, the most rewarding aspect of his job is knowing that “when a pilot decides to employ the ordnance loaded on the aircraft, it will ‘work as advertised’ every time because I did my job.” Cheuvront aspires to one day move into the EOD field and earn the rank of Sergeant Major.

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