USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Chill oUT Photo illustration by MC3 Brooks B. Patton Photo by MCSN Jared M. King
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Big ‘E’ classes help keep anger in check
By MCSN Jared M. King USS Enterprise Public Affairs
USS Enterprise, At sea – The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will offer two new Anger Management Classes from May 19-21 and May 23-25, sponsored by the Religious Ministries Department. Lt. Jon E. Settlemoir, the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 command chaplain leading the classes, will teach Sailors and Marines how to recognize and catch some of the root causes of anger before losing control of a situation. The tactics he teaches will give crew members a positive way to respond should they feel anger starting to rise. “I volunteered to teach this class so we can continue to help Sailors and Marines with their anger and stress issues,” said Settlemoir. “I believe it will give them tools to help them understand and resolve any issues they might be dealing with.” According to Navy Knowledge Online, anger is a completely normal and usually healthy human emotion, but when it gets out of control, it can turn destructive. Sulking, domestic abuse, road rage, workplace violence, divorce, and addiction are just a few examples of what can happen when anger gets out of hand. Anger is an extremely powerful emotion, and if it cannot be kept under control, it will lead to serious
Photo by MCSN Jared M. King
Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) notes that anger is a normal and usually healthy emotion, but can turn destructive when out of control, such as in this posed demonstration between two US Enterprise (CVN 65) Sailors (above). Enterprise is offering two classes and instruction that can aid Sailors in expressing their anger in a positive manner.
problems in relationships, career and health. “Classes such as this will help will help support Enterprise’s mission because if one Sailor or Marine gets into trouble stemming from anger issues, if affects us all,” said Settlemoir. While Big ‘E’ is conducting close-air support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, it is important not only to keep Sailors and Marines physically fit, but mentally fit for duty as well. “The anger management class will explain how poorly-handled anger causes many problems for Sailors,” said Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class Ralph A. Oliver. “Some affects of
anger include deterioration of physical health, poor decision making, relationship problems and self-esteem issues.” “Anger is common for everyone, but you can learn to control it—instead of anger controlling you,” said Settlemoir. “I hope Sailors and Marines will join us in the class and take the principles learned to heart to make wise decisions when the pressure is on.” “Anger and stress affect 100 percent of the ship’s population,” said Settlemoir. “In this environment, all of us are in a heightened state of stress all the time due to the operational tempo we are under.”
Settlemoir says it is his hope that the program will have as much success as it had in the past with Sailors on-duty and off-duty. He says this class could benefit anyone, even people who don’t believe they have an anger issue or stress problem. The class from May 19-21 will be held in the Ready Room 8 classroom (2-226-1L), and the class from May 23-25 will be held in the ship’s chapel (03-97-10-Q). All classes run from 13001430, and participants must attend all three sessions to complete the class. There are still seats available in both classes. For more information and to register, contact RMD at J-dial 7856.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sailors of the Day
Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman Apprentice
Aviation Electronics Technician Airman
ASAA King, a support equipment technician for Enterprise’s Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD), joined the Navy a year and seven months ago to “continue a family tradition.” King says the most rewarding aspect of his job is “knowing that the gear I maintain helps get our planes in the air.” King is working hard to get his air warfare pin and make 3rd class petty officer. He plans to attain a college degree and get an apartment in the future. In his spare time, King likes to read, listen to music and work out.
ATAN Williams, an aviation electronics technician for Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, joined the Navy four years ago for the “experience” and to pay for college. For Williams, the most rewarding part of the job is “fixing a jet on the run so the squadron does not miss a sortie.” Williams wants to finish his time in the Navy, go back to college to finish his degree and then become a teacher. Williams likes to play sports, work out and hang out with friends in his spare time.
Kevin K. Williams- Philadelphia, PA
Brandon G. King- Summerville, SC
Photos by MCSN Jared M. King
Strike Group 12 Sailor of the Week Culinary Specialist 2nd Class
Ruby C. Neal- Bell Gardens, CA
CS2 (SW) Neal, a galley supervisor and flag chef in Enterprise’s flag mess, joined the Navy 10 years and seven months ago to get an education. For Neal, the most rewarding aspect of her job is “cooking real food that people will enjoy and introducing them to new things they didn’t know they liked.” In the future, Neal plans to buy a house for her children and finish her education. During her free time, Neal enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with her family.