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SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Monday, March 7, 2011

Take notice! Big ‘E’ prepares for Operation Deep Freeze Photo by MCSN Jessie L. Gonzalez

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Monday, March 7, 2011


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Happenings Big ‘E’


Get ready for Operation Deep Freeze!

While there has yet to be a set date for the commencement of Operation Deep Freeze, preparations are in the works. Here’s some information you can use to help make Big ‘E’ a cool place to be:

Photo by MCSN Jared M. King

Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jason J. Erdmann performs maintenance on an electro optical sensor unit out of an advanced targeting forward looking infrared (FLIR) system in the avionics shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

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On the mess decks they are saying that we will have a shorter deployment than originally planned. Any truth to this?

During Deep Freeze, the following hatches will be the only access points between the 2nd Deck and Main Deck: PORT Frame 42 Frame 103 Frame 240

STBD Frame 77 Frame 161 Frame 225

• All other hatches between the 2nd Deck and Main Deck will be secured with Zebra set. The 03 Level must maintain proper A/C Boundaries between living/ working spaces and the weatherdecks. Portable A/C Units: The ship’s instruction is being revised. Once the instruction is signed, all portable A/C units will need to be approved via the XO. There are only certain types of portable A/Cs that are authorized due to power limitations. If you have one that is not authorized, it will be confiscated by the Chief Engineer. If approved, you will get it back; if not approved, you won’t. the


No. We have no indication that the length of our deployment has changed. Because of the way the Navy deploys carriers, it would be very unlikely that a deployment would be shortened.

Navy Tradition of the Day Navy Blue: In 1745, several British officers petitioned the Admiralty for adaption of new uniforms. King George, unable to decide on either of the styles or colors presented to him, finally chose a blue and white uniform because they were the favorite color combinations of the First Lord’s wife, the Duchess of Bedford.

SHUTTLE USS Enterprise (CVN 65)


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• Maintain A/C Boundaries: Keep hatches between airconditioned spaces and non-air-conditioned spaces shut so cold air isn’t waisted. • Keep A/C unit filters clean: Dirty filters inhibit air flow over the cooling coils, so less cool air gets to your space. DCPOs are responsible for cleaning filters in their assigned spaces. Also, ensure your A/C unit has filters. Missing filters will result in dirt and debris covering your cooling coils and warmer air emitting from your A/C unit. • Don’t Operate A/C Chill Water Valves: A/C&R shop professionals are the only ones qualified to operate chill water valves. Cooling water needs to be balanced between all A/C units to ensure they are operating at optimal efficiency.

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

Monday, March 7, 2011


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Enterprise News Keep cool on Big ‘E’ by knowing your boundaries By Lt. j.g. Matthew P. Shearer and MC3 Peter D. Melkus

USS ENTERPRISE, At sea – As the weather outside continues to warm up, Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) tend to follow suit, which is why Big ‘E’ is making preparations to implement Operation Deep Freeze to help keep its Sailors and their equipment cool, comfortable and operational. Operation Deep Freeze is designed to help make Sailors aware of and understand the many aspects of the ship’s air conditioning (A/C) system to increase its cooling capacity while reducing its load. Enterprise has eight A/C plants that continuously run chilled water throughout the ship. When seawater temperatures rise, the A/C condensers become less effective transferring heat; therefore, cooling air temperatures throughout the ship go up. The air outside also gets warmer which increases the load on the A/C system. Perhaps the most important aspect of keeping Big ‘E’ cool has little to do with the ship’s A/C system itself. Sailors must be mindful of A/C boundaries – the hatches and bulkheads that divide air-conditioned spaces from non-air conditioned spaces throughout the ship. A/C boundary hatches are clearly labeled to remind

Photo by MCSN Jesse L. Gonzalez

Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Wendell D. Lohr checks temperatures on an A/C unit interface for one of the eight A/C plants aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).

Sailors to close the hatch after passing through. “Spaces like the hangar bay do not have A/C, so we need to keep A/C Boundaries shut to keep the cold air in and the hot air out,” said Chief Machinist’s Mate (SW/AW) Bobby Gibson, A/C&R (air-conditioning and refrigeration) work center’s leading chief petty officer. Operation Deep Freeze will essentially divide the ship’s A/C system into three loops (forward, amidships/ island, aft) with 2 A/C compressors each to ensure all local A/C units receive adequate cooling water flow. Many local units are arranged in a series, so this will help provide those coolers at the end of the loop water cool enough to maintain a comfortable temperature in the spaces they feed. During this operation, the

majority of accesses between the 2nd deck and the main deck will be secured. “By setting Zebra on these hatches, it will reduce the paths for hot air to flow into air-conditioned spaces,” said Gibson. “With only 6 access points available for transit, it will decrease the chance of an A/C boundary being left open for no reason.” While access to the 03 Level will not be secured, it is vital that A/C boundaries be maintained to reduce heat load on the A/C system. If there is a hatch or fire-tight door (marked “FTD”) in your space that is an A/C boundary and it does not shut properly, it needs to be repaired immediately so cold air is not wasted. Once Operation Deep Freeze is implemented, signs will be posted to designate which hatches are accessible and as reminders of these measures. “While some of these

measures may be an inconvenience, they are vitally important to maintaining comfortable living and working conditions onboard,” said Gibson. Another benefit to enforcing A/C boundaries is cleaner air filters. With more hatches secured, there will be fewer dirt and particles from outside sucked into the ship’s A/C vents, which will allow more air to pass through the filters and cool down spaces more efficiently. Gibson said that departmental damage control petty officers should verify that all air filters are in place. Not having one could cause dirt and debris to cover cooling coils, meaning the air coming through won’t be as cold. Gibson also said that if the air coming out of your A/C unit isn’t as cold as you’d like, never attempt to adjust the chill water valve on your own. Just alert the A/C&R shop, and they will adjust it to make sure everyone shares the cooling flow equally. “Nobody likes to be hot, and if Sailors do their job to help enforce A/C boundaries and maintain air filters, everyone around the ship will benefit,” said Gibson. If you have any questions about Operation Deep Freeze, contact the A/C&R shop at J-dial 7843.

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Sailors of the Day

Boatswain’s Mate Seaman

Monday, March 7, 2011

Naval Air Crewmen (Rescue) 3rd Class (NAC)

Samantha N. Klein - Northridgeville, Ohio

Kyle Mattingly - East Alton, Illinois

BMSN Klein, the boat deck leading seaman assigned to Deck department’s 2nd division, joined the Navy oneand-a-half years ago to further her education and travel the world. To Klein, the most rewarding aspect of her job is getting to meet a lot of very different people. Klein is working hard to make BM3 and enjoys shopping, hunting, fishing and 4-wheeling during her spare time.

AWR3 (NAC) Mattingly, a sea/strike combat air crewman and rescue swimmer assigned to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11, joined the Navy three years ago to follow in the footprints of his great grandpa, grandpa, father and brother, who have all served in the Navy. To Mattingly, the most rewarding aspect of his job is “flying and helping people - it’s what I want to do.” Mattingly is working hard to make E-5 and earn his qualifications. He aspires to one day open his own gym after his naval career ends. Mattingly enjoys working out and drawing.

Photos by MCSN Jesse L. Gonzalez


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Big "E" prepares for Operation Deep Freeze

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