In This Issue: Pump It Up Part 3 | Sailor in the Spotlight | Tuesdays with the CMC | vinson Awarded | Gadget Guru
Vol 03 No 11 | January 24, 2012
Illustration by: ABH3 Ryan Little | Artist
The Sailor Transformed Junior Gold Eagles Stepping Up and Stepping Out
MC2 (SW/AW) Lori D. Bent | Carl Vinson Staff Writer
inson, CSG 1 and CVW-17 junior Sailors are stepping up and stepping out to make a difference on the deckplates of Carl Vinson. They inject a diverse age group and rank into leadership – from the newly reporting E-1 to the experienced E-5 – by helping Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), American Heritage Observance Committee (AHOC) and other organizations around the ship raise morale and reach out to Sailors in need of a helping hand. “I have been onboard for almost two years and being a part of something that helps Sailors and helps me be a better person, Shipmate and worker is something I truly appreciate,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW/AW) Lekeshia Atchison, assigned to Medical Department and Second Class Petty Officer Association (SCPOA) volunteer. “I have had the opportunity to meet with other second classes to build camaraderie in the ‘middle man’ ranks of the command. Not only have I learned great leadership skills from senior second classes but I have
been able to pass what I have learned through my own experiences to Sailors in my department who are looking to advance.” The Sailors who volunteer as part of the command’s new SCPOA describe their purpose as a means of increasing morale, mentoring future leaders, training to give junior Sailors resources for career advancement and personal development. While the SCPOA is geared toward recruiting second class petty officers as mentors and a resource for their Shipmates, the Vinson’s Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) chapter is a peer mentoring group established during last deployment. It targets Sailors 18 to 25 years of age reporting to their first command. Their mission is to impact their peers by instilling the importance of military and personal discipline, positive decision making and positive peer pressure. It gives us a chance to not only affect Sailors in our own departments CONTINUE ‘Junior Sailors’ ON PAGE 2
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and divisions, but also those who are looking for support or people they have something in common with outside their own shops and offices,” said CSADD President Information Systems Technician 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jonda Mullins, assigned to Combat Systems Department’s CS-5 Division. CSADD members come from almost every department and represent almost every junior rank on the ship. They volunteer to help junior Sailors with anything from getting adjusted to life at sea to providing an outlet for Sailors who are looking to meet and socialize over common interests, Mullins added. CSADD’s footprint has been evident as Sailors who were members of the organization transitioned to the SCPOA. Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class (SW) Katherine Newquist, assigned to Intel Department’s OW Division, volunteered for CSADD during her first WestPac deployment, participating in single parents forums and financial management workshops. She attributes her success to a strong support system that has helped her transition to life at sea and introduced her to different people of different rates. She also attributed the attainment of her enlisted surface warfare specialist (ESWS) pin to the support she received from her peers. After advancing to petty officer 2nd class in June 2011, Newquist is now focused on helping Sailors reach the same success by joining other PO2s to mentor and guide junior Sailors. “I recommend new Sailors explore what CSADD has to offer. They offer resources for someone looking to meet people and be part of something that promotes continued achievements,” she said. “I want to make a bigger difference now and I know CSADD, as well as the SCPOA, has a mission and the drive to help the junior ranks.” The SCPOA is still in its infancy; the petty officers are working to present the association to the chain of command as an official shipboard organization. Foreseeing a seal of approval, they are stepping out and doing exactly what their mission states - putting faces to the names and, along with CSADD, reaching out to the junior ranks. “We host events to help others who want options so when they get off work they can do something different. It’s an opportunity for everyone to come together, to have fun and learn something at the same time,” said Yeoman 3rd Class Jon Pickney, assigned to Command Master Chief’s Admin. He was a member of the CSADD chapter in Great Lakes, Ill. and joined the Vinson chapter when he reported in July 2011.
On Jan. 14, CSADD hosted MWR’s nacho and trivia night, and on Jan. 18 both groups teamed up with MWR during the command’s ice cream social and open mic night. Sharing ice cream and a contagious smile is a simple and easy way to show junior Sailors we care about the morale of our peers, Stephens explained. On Jan. 20 the SCPOA assisted with cakecutting and event clean-up for AHOC’s Martin Luther King, Jr. cake-cutting ceremony and remembrance program. “Once we get the SCPOA going in the right direction, displaying the drive and creativity each member brings to the table, the impact will be limitless,” said Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class (SW/ AW) Joshua Aziz, forward mess decks masterat-arms and SCPOA volunteer. “We really want to equip junior Sailors with all the tools they need to succeed.”
And other PO2s are echoing the same beliefs. “It shows that you don’t have to wait until you’re a first class or Chief to make a difference at the command or even in someone’s life,” added Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Toccara Henry, assigned to Combat Systems Department’s CS-2 Division and SCPOA volunteer. Both CSADD and SCPOA are focused on improving command climate and helping Sailors grasp every opportunity afforded them, and they are turning heads. AHOC President Hospital Corpsman (SW/ AW) Webster Nicholson, assigned to Dental Department praised the efforts of junior Sailors who support AHOC. “It is a great opportunity for them to be involved in the comman. It promotes teamwork and it shows all the ranks that they, too, can come out and help,” he said.
Top Left: AIMD Material Control (MATCON) Office LPO LS2 Arthur Simpson, left, assists AO3 Anthony Norman, right, as he picks up an order of replacement tools in the MATCON office aboard Vinson. Photo by MC2 (SW) James R. Evans Top Right: IT2 Toccara Henry, a SCPOA volunteer, serves ice cream at the Martin Luther King, Jr. cake-cutting celebration, Jan. 20. Photo by MC2 (SW/AW) Lori D. Bent Bottom: Sailors volunteer to serve ice cream during the command’s ice cream social and open mic night, Jan. 18. Photo by MC2 (SW/AW) Michael A. Lantron
PUMP IT UP PART 3 January 24, 2012
Sailors Tone Their Bodies and Minds with Yoga
Sailors attend Lt. Cmdr. Amy Hunt’s yoga class in the ship’s foc’sle. Photo by MC3 (SW) Christopher K. Hwang.
MC3 (SW) Luke B. Meineke | Carl Vinson Staff Writer
inson Sailors have taken a bit of California with them this deployment. Phrases like ‘Namaste’ and ‘Venyasa flow’ can be heard about the foc’sle, thanks to Lt. Cmdr. Amy Hunt, Vinson’s training officer and resident yoga instructor. Hunt has been teaching yoga for seven years and has brought that experience with her to WestPac 2012 with her morning fitness yoga class. Hatha yoga, one of the many types of yoga and the one most commonly known in the West, is a physical form of yoga. “The word Hatha stands for ‘Ha’ and ‘Tha’, or ‘sun’ and ‘moon,’ and it refers to the combination of energies,” Hunt said. “Throughout the workout, there are poses that build heat and then there are cooling poses. It’s a balance between the two.” While some Sailors may be inclined to dismiss the class as easy, new-age malarky, (coincidentally, it’s not – yoga’s been around for a long time), the class is challenging and has been approved for the fitness enhancement program (FEP). “It’s a great workout for FEP because it’s a total body workout,” Hunt said. “We strengthen and tone muscles, build endurance through cardiovascular work that builds the heart rate and we work on flexibility. The physical fitness assessment (PFA) assesses all of those areas – your strength, flexibility and endurance. The added bonus is that it is also refreshing mentally.” “It’s actually one of my more hardcore workouts,” said Electronics Technician 3rd Class Christine Bottoms, a SPS-67 (V) technician assigned to Combat Systems Department’s CS-6 Division. “Sometimes I’m more sore after my morning yoga sessions than after step or other classes.” “I got a little intimidated the first time I went,” said Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class (SW/AW) Lori Dearth, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department’s (AIMD) IM3 Division leading petty officer. “We were sweating and I heard, ‘And that concludes our warm up.’ It was harder and more of a workout than I thought it was going to be.” As well as improving a person’s physical health, the benefits of yoga
extend through the physical to all parts of a Sailor’s daily life, Hunt said. Yoga focuses on breathing, and becoming aware of one’s breath. Most people don’t use their diaphragm, the horizontal muscle just below the ribcage that, when expanded, opens the chest cavity to allow more air into the lungs. Participants subsequently take shallow breaths. “When you deprive your body of that oxygen, you’re going to feel more tired and sluggish, and have less energy to go throughout your day,” Hunt explained. “I feel amazing and full of energy afterwards,” Bottoms added. “I didn’t realize that I could feel so great after a workout.” “I am always aware of my posture now,” Hunt said. “Even when I’m standing or walking, I’m engaging my core muscles and that’s all been a result of yoga.” Yoga, while increasing a person’s flexibility, does not require you to be flexible to do it, Hunt pointed out. Yoga offers modifications that accommodate all flexibilities in every pose, and it’s a great outlet if you have any limitations or injuries, helping you heal those injuries if other forms of exercise are too strenuous. Dearth, who refers to herself as extremely inflexible has seen improvement since attending the class. “When I first started going, I had to do a lot of the modifications,” Dearth said. “Now I’m at the point where I can do the regular poses. My joints are looser; I’m not as sore or stiff as I used to be.” Sailors may be getting a more advanced session than they anticipated or realize, as the increased movement found on the foc’sle requires a higher level of balance than a static surface. With the music and Hunt’s calming voice, focusing on your breathing and the pose, you can kind of just ignore everything else, Bottoms said. “But then, if we do a turn, or there’s a wave and you’re in the middle of a one-legged pose, you’re suddenly brought back. I tend to look at that as a fitness challenge,” she laughed. “I think it helps us develop our balance,” Hunt said. “When we go ashore and take a yoga class, it’s going to be a piece of cake.” Those interested in giving yoga a shot should bring themselves, a towel and some water to the foc’sle Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 0500, though they should probably come a bit early as the class fills up quickly.
SPOTLIGHT DC2 (SW) Jared Olah | Engineering Department | DC Division
given based on the trust the division has in him to succeed, said Damage Controlman 1st Class (SW/AW) Gerald Harris, also assigned to DC Division. He is the DC’s fixed systems work center supervisor. This charges him with maintenance on the ship’s main drainage system, 20 aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) stations, 21 countermeasure wash down stations, the ship’s firemain system, seven aqueous potassium carbonate systems, floodable voids, list control systems, four carbon dioxide fixed flooding stations, nine halon systems, and all miscellaneous valve control stations aboard Vinson.
with his junior Sailors while he supervises them,” Madrid said. As a leader, Olah’s focus is not just to train and supervise. He also contributes to making the division a close-knit group, Harris added. It’s a special camaraderie and trust many damage controlmen share knowing they are the first line of defense when saving this multi-billion dollar warship, Olah said. “We better trust and have each other’s STORY & PHOTOS BY MC3 (SW/AW) Rosa A. Arzola | backs,” Olah emphasized. “We are going Carl Vinson Staff Writer to be fighting fires together and saving our ship. As my Chief says about damage hen Damage Controlman control, ‘Why? Because it’s a long swim 2nd Class (SW) Jared Olah, a home.’” Montrose, Penn. native assigned to Whether doing general Engineering Department’s DC maintenance or having Division, reported as a fireman adrenaline go through his body recruit onboard Carl Vinson while fighting a fire, Olah knows April 2008, he had one thing in being a damage controlman is a mind – reach his potential of way of life. being the best by qualifying and “I can’t see myself doing any learning all aspects of his job and other job in the Navy,” Olah said. of being a Sailor. “What person didn’t grow up It’s exactly that pride and dreaming to be a hero? I wanted dedication Olah demonstrates to save lives. I wanted to be a while learning, executing, and firefighter.” training on the DC rate that Olah attributes his motivation motivated his superiors to and love for his rate to two distinguish him as one of the top people. petty officers in his work center. “My brother is in the Navy and Chief Damage Controlman we are always competing with (SW/AW) Matt Brenner, each other on who gets more leading chief petty officer of warfare pins or qualifications. DC2 (SW) Jared Olah assists DCFR Jyree Byrd with a DC Division, praised Olah as a I haven’t seen him in two and SCBA mask. Photo by MC3 (SW/AW) Rosa A. Arzola proficient worker and a proven a half years, but he is always expert in his rate. He unfailingly there to guide me,” revealed demonstrates his ability to get the job done This Gold Eagle Flying Squad team leader Olah. “Another person that has pushed me right the first time with a positive attitude, also lists being an Enlisted Surface Warfare to better myself and work harder is Chief Brenner said. Specialist (ESWS) murder board member, Brenner. I don’t want to be that Sailor that “During Inspection and Survey, Olah ESWS instructor, DC Division’s ESWS doesn’t meet up to his expectations.” was in charge of the ship’s main drainage coordinator, DC’s safety petty officer, and Harris noted Olah’s achievements system,” said Damage Controlman 1st Combined Federal Campaign representative have motivated his Sailors to meet those Class (SW) Lawrence Madrid, DC Division on his record of collateral duties. expectations as well. leading petty officer. “It normally takes Madrid noted Olah contributes to “His junior Sailors like working with and around five people about a week to check training his junior Sailors as well. When a for him,” he observed. “He treats people more than 50 valves as part of this system. It new Sailor reports to the division, Olah is with the deserved respect and pushes only took Olah two days to finish this job.” willing to train them whether on general them to get qualified, not so he can shine But it’s more than dedication and shipboard damage control, AFFF stations, but because he is a good person who cares concentration while performing a job that proper repair locker stowage, and anything about his Sailors. He has come a long way adds to Olah’s reputation. His long list of else he has knowledge about. since reporting as a fireman recruit and responsibilities for critical systems were “He is the type of leader that will work continues to better himself day by day.”
January 24, 2012
From the Deckplates:
Tuesdays with the CMC A NOTE FROM
CMDCM (AW/SW) April D. Beldo| Carl VInson Command Master Chief
s we near the closing of January, I would like to showcase our American Heritage Observance Committee. They did an outstanding job last week, setting up the Martin Luther King Celebration, and I know we are in for a treat as they continue through the year educating the crew on the different observances the Navy recognizes. With AHOC in mind, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on “diversity”. As I look back at my 29 years in our Navy, the changes I’ve seen have been dramatic. I truly believe every Sailor who enlists does so now with the knowledge that they can go as far as their initiative will take them. Our Navy, and our nation, hasn’t always been able to claim that. In my mind, an organization is truly diverse only when all its members know for a fact opportunities for success, selfimprovement and quality of life exist for all hands equally. I believe that describes our Navy now. We must continue to learn from those times when we couldn’t claim such diversity, though. We must study those who blazed trails for us and continue to honor them for their courage and their sacrifice. You’ll do that - all of you of every race, gender, or religious preference - by taking advantage of every opportunity you have. Diversity is a word we, as a Navy, have been trying to effectively define for almost a decade. I think we’ve finally figured it out when we can say that every Sailor on this ship knows that he or she has the same chance to excel. That’s true diversity. Our Blue Jacket of the Year is an SH, our JSOY is a Doc and our Senior SOY an ABF. A surface rate, a corpsman and a traditional air rate are the three best Sailors on an aircraft carrier. That kind of talent, spread across three separate communities? That’s
diversity. Shipmates, we are past the point where equal opportunity means race or gender. We’re so far beyond that and that’s good. Equality and diversity are simply this: when you wake up in the morning, no matter what your day was like yesterday, and no matter where you grew up, what your native language is…the only thing that matters is the kind of effort you’re going to give from this day forward. That’s what is going to determine your success in our Navy. That’s diversity, Shipmates. Embrace it.
Naval Missions and Heritage Naval Missions and Heritage
Taken from the 24th edition Blue Jackets’ Manual
Code of Conduct - Article 3
“ f I am captured I will continue to resist, by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.” The duty of a member of the armed forces to continue resistance by all means available is not lessened by the misfortune of capture. You should escape by any means possible and help others to escape. However, experience has proven that there may be times when escape is virtually
impossible and that attempting to escape will only bring certain death to the escapee and possibly to his fellow POWs; in these circumstances, you should not attempt escape. Parole agreements are promises given by the captor to a POW to fulfill stated conditions (such as not to bear arms or not to escape) in consideration of special privileges (such as release from captivity or better living conditions). You must never sign or enter into any parole agreement without the consent of someone senior to you.
Vinson Earns Honorable Mention
health, Safety and Fitness Community Service Award 2011 MC3 (SW) Luke B. Meineke | Carl Vinson Staff Writer
Top Left: Vinson and Republic of Korea Sailors pose for a group shot before starting a friendly soccer game. Photo by MC3 (SW/AW) Rosa A. Arzola Bottom Left: LS2 (SW/AW) Megan J. Antunes, assigned to VFA 22, visits with Rose Salind, a resident of the Wesley Senior Citizen Home during a community service event. Photo by MC3 (SW/AW) Timothy A. Hazel Right: PR2 Justin Tolbert, assigned to VFA 81, visits an orphanage during a community service event. Photo by MC2 (SW/AW) Adrian T. White
arl Vinson’s community service efforts to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle were recognized on Jan. 12, when the ship earned honorable mention for the Health, Safety and Fitness Community Service Award 2011. Sponsored by the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), the award acknowledges commands with the best community service programs promoting health and fitness. Vinson’s perpetual commitment to community service and the spirit of the ship translates into recognition through awards, and this honorable mention is a reflection of the crew, said Cmdr. Keith J. Shuley, Vinson’s command chaplain. “I think it has a lot to do with the personality of the crew and the personality of the ship as a whole,” Shuley said. “The personality is one of dedication to the core values, one of concern for the local community and one of involvement in the host nations we visit.” Vinson completed six command-sponsored community service (COMSERV) projects, which totaled 800 hours of volunteer service from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. Accenting Vinson’s commitment to promote health and fitness through COMSERVs were the command rugby and soccer teams. “It’s not traditional, but, generally speaking, sport is one of the universal languages,” said Lt. Cmdr. James E. West, principle assistant chaplain. “With community relations and sports events, you have something in common. The cultural and language barriers fall away at that point and people realize there are more similarities than differences.” Vinson’s soccer team is managed by Legalman 1st Class (SW/AW) Christopher E. Salinas, Legal Department’s leading petty officer. He organized matches in Busan,
Republic of Korea, and Manila, Philippines during WestPac 2011. “We played the Korean Royal Navy and it was a great experience,” Salinas said. “Then in Manila, we played the All-Navy Philippine team. They put a licking on us,” he laughed. “It was fun to get everyone together and build that relationship through sport. We are ambassadors for the Navy through soccer.” The Gold Eagle Rugby Squad participated in two COMSERV matches during WestPac 2011. During the ship’s visit to the Philippines, Gold Eagle Rugby Squad competed against the Manila Nomads. “We were really happy to be there and they were happy to have us,” said Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) (AW/SW) Luke W. Willdigg, rugby team member and organizer. “Their friends and family came out to the match – it was a warm welcome. After the game we all hung out and they brought traditional Filipino food.” The camaraderie inherent in all sport adds something special to a COMSERV project, Willdigg said. “You get to see the true nature of a person when you play a sport and that bond you have on the field continues, which totally changes the dynamic. It gives you a different view into a people and a culture.” Soccer and rugby team members are required to maintain a active healthy lifestyle because of the strenuous physical demand placed on players during match play. “The rugby team stresses to get into the gym at least three times a week,” Willdigg said. “Rugby is two 40-minute halves, non-stop. It’s game on, and it’s a runner’s game,” he said. “To the team as a whole, we push health and fitness.” “Carl Vinson is the tip of the spear when it comes to fitness,” Salinas added. “We lead by example; we’re out there sweating next to
those guys in other countries, and it promotes good health. Soccer is one of the hardest sports to play when it comes to physical fitness. It involves a lot of cardio – we’re out there for 90 minutes.” The culture of fitness existent onboard Vinson, exemplified by gyms as hives of activity, sporting COMSERVs, and a myriad of fitness classes bursting at the seams seven days a week, is “the best way to improve the quality of life individually and as a command,” West said. “It’s a great way to let off steam and stay healthy. Quite frankly, the more fit a person is, the more fit for duty they are.” The health and wellness of the ship’s crew also expresses a positive image to those who we visit while on deployment and beyond. “The image portrayed by any sports team and in any interaction with a nation, whether it’s a game or a COMSERV, shows that we actually care,” Willdigg said. “It shows we are here to build a common bond, camaraderie between two nations. I think it can change how a lot of people view Americans. You bring the true American image of friendship, camaraderie and fellowship through competition.” Vinson shows no signs of slowing down. Both the rugby and soccer teams competed in Hong Kong in December and now look to organize matches in every port through the rest of deployment. Salinas, however, aspires to engender something permanent. “My hope is to build our soccer team – to have a competitive team that represents the Vinson. I’m trying to get a team that’s ready to compete in tournaments like Captain’s Cup. That way we can take that team with us into different ports.” Vinson’s health and fitness is present and genuine, we just need to continue to build upon that, West said. “As our CO says, it’s striving for perfection. The Navy has always put a big emphasis on excellence in all that we do. I would say that we’re fit and shipshape, but we can always build on what we’ve got.”
January 24, 2012
PHOTO BY: MC2 (SW) James R. Evans | Carl Vinson Staff Photographer
THIS ISSUE’S REVIEW:
SuperTip Sampler Pack REVIEW BY
MC2 (SW) Byron C. Linder | Carl Vinson Staff Writer
hen we wandered the open-air markets of Hong Kong, (or wound the day down at the pier), we had the opportunity to buy some Beats by Dre knockoffs. I personally purchased one pair of Beats by Dre Tour earbuds in Hong Kong for a seemingly odd reason; I was unable to purchase spare Beats eartips from Amazon after losing one on the ship the week before we arrived. They simply were not offered. The only things Monster Cables had online was a “SuperTip Sampler Pack”, and 20 bucks seemed like a steep price to pay for two pairs of the only size that would fit me. I have owned a pair of NEX-purchased Beats Tour for several months. Despite the dismissal of them from audiophiles everywhere upset over the price of the Dr. Dre and Monster Cables name, three things remain true about this pair – the bass is deep, the design is clean, and the flat ribbon cord is a blessing after snapping too many fragile cords. In Hong Kong, I bought one Beats Tour knockoff for eight bucks after haggling and so got my replacement eartip, plus one more in the event of another loss. Unbeknownst to me, Mrs. Linder had read of my first-world problem on Facebook that week before our port in Hong Kong and enclosed the SuperTips sampler pack in the care package I got Jan. 19. So, was it worth her Andrew Jackson? The sampler pack offers 20 tips total – five different sizes and two different variations of each size. The ‘Super’ part comes in the variation; the first set of tips has a foam filling and the second set has a gel filling, a sharp departure from the thin stock tips. The advertising says the foam-filled tips offer greater noise cancellation and comfort, while the gel tips increases the clarity and improves the sound. After several extended listening sessions throughout the night and into the morning, I came to the conclusion these claims are accurate. The foam tips certainly feel comfortable, and the solid construction does a good job with filling the ear canal and blocking noise. These emphasize the bass, at the cost of some higher ranges, which can be good depending on your listening
tastes. Another nice aspect to the solid tips - they have a good grip sorely missing from the stock tips. While sweating during PT in the hangar bay, the stock tips constantly fell out when switching from jumping jacks to push-ups. With the solid tips, this was not an issue. The gel tips are a bit more problematic. While also comfortable and delivering a higher range of sound, they take a couple of minutes to settle in your ear. But once they do, they deliver as promised. The slick exterior makes these a no-go for PT, but for sitting around in berthing, these work just fine. So with the delivery as promised, is it worth 20 bucks for four usable tips? Not really. If I had been able to get ten pairs of the same size for that price, it would have been a different story. But unfortunately these companies can make more money by offering these sampler packs and only having one size usable – and that’s a raw deal.
Final Grade - Tips
Final Grade Business Practices
MC2 Linder spends 90% of his waking time with earbuds in, much to the annoyance of his editor. He hates stock earbuds, and gave away three or four pairs last deployment to friends who needed them. After snapping two pairs of Bose earbuds in a year, he has quit on that brand in general. He got his first pair of headphones at age six when his parents grew sick of his Guns n’ Roses “Appetite for Destruction” cassette playing nonstop.
DIALOGUES DE C K P L A T E
| What would you like to see sold in the ship’s store? | “Fruit Juices. I would like to see more fruit and healthy choices like orange juice.”
“Face Wash. We have hand soap and body wash but nothing specifically for the face.”
ABFAN J a m e s H u f f
MM1 (SW) C o d y M i l l e r
“A section just for GNC products like power bars, protein and creatine.”
“Magazines. This way we can still keep up with what is happening in the world.”
AO2 Kevin Camarlinghi
HM2 (SW/AW) Lekeshia Atchison
CAPT. KENT D. WHALEN COMMANDING OFFICER
|EXECUTIVE EDITORS| LT. CMDR. ERIK REYNOLDS PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
LT. ERIK SCHNEIDER
ASSISTANT PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
|EDITOR IN CHIEF|
MCC (AW) MONICA R. NELSON
Sailors install slot seals on a catapult track on the flight deck aboard Vinson. Photo by MC3 (SW/AW) Timothy A. Hazel
|MANAGING EDITOR| MC2 (SW/AW) LORI D. BENT
MC2 (SW) JAMES R. EVANS
Arresting Gear- Enables aircraft to recover aboard ship. Vinson has 4 arresting gears and a barricade wire. They are numbered from the Fantail - 1, 2, 3, Barricade wire, 4.
Liquid Oxygen (LOX) is used for pilots at high altitudes and for filling liquid oxygen mobile transfer carts.
MC3 PHOENIX LEVIN
|STAFF WRITERS/PHOTOGRAPHERS| MC2 (SW/AW) MICHAEL A. LANTRON MC2 (SW) BYRON C. LINDER MC3 (SW/AW) ROSA A. ARZOLA MC3 (SW/AW) TIMOTHY A. HAZEL MC3 (SW) CHRISTOPHER K. HWANG MC3 (SW) LUKE B. MEINEKE