April 2011 Earth Day Celebration, Page 5SKY RANGERVol. 68, Issue 4 NAS Fort Worth JRB, TexasAir Power Expo April 16-17 Inside...BY KATHLEEN BYNUM Aid to Japan Marking the Centennial of Naval VMGR-234 assisted Aviation, NAS Fort the Marines of III Worth JRB’s Air Power Marine Expeditionary Expo on April 16-17 will Brigade Aviation have more aeronautical Command Element in demos and static displays support of Operationthan ever before. Tomodachi. Cmdr. Brian Parker, a Tactical Sup- See Page 6port Wing officer and the Air Show di-rector, said, “It’s really unheard of ... we’llhave more than we’ve ever had, and Chili Cookoffmore than we ever will ... the Centen- PHOTO BY MCSN BENJAMIN CROSSLEYnial is bringing out more than is usually F/A-18A Hornets assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, practiceallowed. It’s going to be the biggest air a routine during their annual winter training at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif. The team flies a On April 30,show!” minimum of 120 flights, and train six days a week, making three flights per day during the 10- The Marine Corps Record crowds are expected, ac- week training period. The Blue Angels will be the culminating demonstration at the Air Power Expo on board NAS Fort Worth JRB, April 16-17. League Bluebonnetcording to Navy Public Affairs Officer Detachment 817, willDon Ray, and he anticipates having day and Sunday to all inbound traffic — Centennial of Naval Aviation celebration, host its annual chilito close the gates once capacity is or even sooner if we reach our parking we look forward to showing off our base cook-off at VFW Postreached. capacity. So no one is disappointed, we along with the past, present and future 8235. “With having the Blue Angels, the highly recommend those planning to of military aviation!”Navy’s premier flight team, here to help attend the Air Power Expo on Saturday Part of that history includes the See Page 14us celebrate the Centennial of Naval or Sunday, or both days to arrive early.” Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s most eliteAviation, and the line-up of military and Cmdr. Philip Schulz, executive offi- aviators. They will be just one of 12 aerialcivilian aerobatic professionals we have cer of the base, said the event is a time demonstrations that will thrill spectators.scheduled, we are hoping 100,000 ormore air show enthusiasts will come to for the community to help celebrate the Centennial of Naval Aviation. “They are the culminating dem- onstration each day,” Parker said of the 38 Sorties in 1 daythe show each day,” he said. “If we get “The Air Power Expo is one of those Blue Angels, who are known for choreo- The 301stthe numbers we’re expecting, we will rare opportunities to open doors to our Maintenance andbe closing our gates at 2 p.m. on Satur- friends and neighbors. As part of the continued on page 12 Operations GroupsNAS Fort Worth to Reduce Manpower by 10 Percent produced 38 F-16 Fighting Falcon sorties in one day as part of aSpace ‘A’ Travelers, ID Cards Impacted cutting, NAS Fort Worth JRB has been directed to reduce its military workforce “surge” exercise.BY CMDR. PHILIP SCHULTZ military is not immune to cutbacks, and by 10 percent beginning Oct. 1. These See Page 15 Navy shore-based installations are feel- reductions are targeted in nature and As most people realize by now, the ing the pressure. identify the specialty areas to be cut.U.S. government is looking for ways to As part of the military’s look at cost-reduce the cost of doing business. The continued on page 23 Visit us on the web at www.cnic.navy.mil/FortWorth
p. 2 April 2011 some road blocks before we be- CAPTAIN’S LOG: gin the journey.” (March/April IT’S ShOW TIme! SKY RANGER 2009 Sky Ranger) BY CAPT. T.D. SMYERS Looking back on that state- ment, I get a great deal of satis- Three years in the making, faction with what we’ve achieved. NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas it’s finally time for NAS Fort Worth Our capital improvement plans The Official Base Newspaper of Naval Air Station JRB to open our gates to the pub- and development strategy are Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas lic for our 2011 Air Power Expo! lock-step with our community. This special edition of the Sky We are a recognized, credible Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base Ranger includes updates on per- source of testimony for proposed Commanding Officer formers and other info that will state legislation and local zoning Capt. T.D. Smyers help you and your families enjoy issues. We have virtually eliminat- the largest air show our base has ed the potential for incompatible Public Affairs Officer ever seen! development to occur near our Mr. Don Ray Air shows are different things base, and our relationship with to different people. To the public, local transportation planners has Editor they represent everything from SMYERS yielded new signage and mass Kathleen Bynum an aggravating traffic snarl to transit plans for our base. The bot- (817) 782-7815 tional interests and local impact. firstname.lastname@example.org a life-altering spectacle; to the tom line is: “It worked!” When we first embarked on war-fighter, they represent every- Make no mistake; this cel- this journey, I told you that “by Staff thing from a tough duty day to a ebration will take quite a bit of opening up our base to the local MC2(AW) Bradley Dawson chance to impress your neighbors teamwork and sweat to pull off! public, we’ll be breeding good CMC Bill Mesta with what you do for a living. To But it’s part of what we do as Andrew Gagliano will while opening its eyes up to the base, however, air shows – es- North Texas’ military presence. what really goes on here. When pecially this one – provide invalu- Enjoy this Expo – after all, it’s The Sky Ranger is an authorized newspaper published on the sec- we begin working closely with able impact on our community about the profession you’ve cho- ond Thursday of every month for the installation’s tenant commands, local civic and business leaders base military personnel, civilian employees and retirees of the Naval Air partners and neighbors. These are sen and the pride with which you to build a cooperative strategy Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. the folks who represent our local execute. The editorial content of this newspaper is prepared, edited and for the future, this good will and “family,” and there’s never been a I’ve never been more proud provided by the Public Affairs Office. News items, photos and event education will pay big dividends briefs must be submitted by noon on the last Friday of the month. The more important time for them to to be among America’s finest. in support and understanding. Public Affairs Office is in building 1510 (Chennault Ave.) News ideas and understand what we do and the questions can be directed to the editor by calling (817) 782-7815 or We will effectively have removed roles we play, both in terms of na- faxed at 782-3293. All materials are subject to editing. The Sky Ranger is an authorized publication for members of the military service. Its content does not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy, and does not imply endorsement thereof. The appearance of advertising in the publication, including inserts CO’s Suggestion Box or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department Replace the turf on the ball Can you bring in bartenders like the ones in of Defense, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, or Full Amor Group of the products advertised. Advertisers are responsible for accu- fields. They’re unsafe! California? racy of ads contained herein. You’re right! The football field is more ??? I can always rely on the CO’s Suggestion Everything advertised in the publication shall be made available like a mine field! Box outside of the Sports Bar for for purchase, use, or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, martial status, physical handicap, political Our MWR Department has been looking some comic relief. Thanks! affiliation, or any other nonmerit factor of purchaser, user, or patrons. at ways to improve our fields, and we even explored a The Sky Ranger is published by Full Armor Group, a private firm, in partnership with a local sports franchise to get ’em in Now that you’re all used no way connected with the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy, to seeing my grey suggestion under exclusive contract with the U.S. Navy. The circulation is 10,000. better shape for our war fighters. The good news is we’ve found an answer. By the time boxes everywhere, I’m making POSTMASTER: Send address changes to NAS Fort Worth JRB Public Affairs Office, 1510 Chennault Ave., Fort Worth, Texas, 76127 this goes to print, a contract will have been awarded to a change; but it’s only a slight The Sky Ranger is a registered trademark of the United States of replace the turf on the football field and install a sprinkler one. The box formerly located at America. Base Weapons (Navy Munitions Advertisements are solicited by system to help maintain it. With resource conservation the publisher and inquiries regard- being a big part of our operating standards, this decision Command) is being relocated ing advertisements should be di- clearly puts a premium on the safety and health of our to the base of our new tower. rected to the Public Affairs Office at By the time this goes to press, 817.782.7815 or call Full Armor Group war-fighter athletes. directly at 817.887.8470. Our softball fields will be next. While we’re doing some I should have had a chance to “just-in-time” work on them to get ready for the upcoming get in here with my drill, phillips- season, projects have been submitted to improve both head and some molly bolts, so it fields and fences more comprehensively. should be up. Play ball!
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p. 4 April 2011FISC Sailor of the Year: LS2 Jeremy GurskyBY KATHLEEN BYNUM The Fleet and Industrial Sup- MILITARY IN THE SPOTLIGHT Congratulations to LS2 Jeremy Gursky on his selection as the FISC Jacksonville Sailor ofply Center, or FISC, recently named the Year for 2010!its Sailor of the Year for 2010: LS2 Throughout the year, Petty Officer Gursky professionally performed all of his duties as FISCJ DET Fort Worth Post Office Supervisor and Receiving/Supply Clerk by continuallyJeremy Gursky. providing premier customer service support to more than 40 commands/squadrons assigned “I was really surprised and aboard NAS Fort Worth JRB. He demonstrated superb postal skills while supervising and training a total of 44 unit and tenant command personnel, meticulously managing a budgethappy to hear that I was named of $50,000 with zero discrepancies, professionally processing more than 65,000 pieces ofSOY,” wrote Gursky, in a recent on base. incoming and outgoing correspondence and researching/forwarding frustrated mail for 128 personnel that transferred or were deployed in support of overseas contingency operations.email. “There are a lot of Sailors “We average more than 40,000 In addition, he was pivotal in the CNO Security Inspection, which resulted in the Postwho do a great job here in Fort pieces of material every year, and Office receiving the only grade of “Outstanding” on base for postal security procedures. AsWorth and the other sites. I am it’s important that he makes sure Receiving/Supply Clerk, LS2 Gursky provided superb supply support with impeccable attention to detail. He expeditiously processed 2,699 incoming stock and Direct Turn Oververy fortunate.” that all material gets to the correct (DTO) items, trained personnel in the proper procedures for material receipt and distribution GURSKY Gursky who has been at NAS command,” Dwyer added. “He is an in accordance with UMMIPS standards, and assisted with a stock evaluation for 480 line items er-related issues for my command,” of inventory, which provided extremely valuable consumption data and increased overallFort Worth JRB for almost two extremely well-rounded Sailor, who command readiness. he added.years, beat out 19 other Sailors for leads by example and strives to Gursky has demonstrated his exceptional commitment to community service by Gursky volunteered to go IA in volunteering 64 off-duty hours with the American Legion, where he served the needy ofthe distinguished award. better himself every day. He dem- Tarrant County. In addition, he selflessly dedicated eight hours to the Mission of Trinity Habitat May for six months, so much of his “Packages were sent to JAX onstrated superior work habits, and for Humanity Project in Fort Worth, where he aided in the refurbishment of a deteriorated time these days is spent preparing home of a local resident that was living in substandard conditions after the loss of her husband.and graded on performance for his confidence during the FISC JAX Gursky’s aggressive pursuit of continuing education has resulted in the completion of to go overseas, he said.the quarter and again for the year,” interview was flawless.” eight college courses and the achievement of his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology Gursky has an associate’s de-said Logistics Specialist Senior So what does Gursky enjoy from Columbia College in May 2010. Gursky is a consummate professional who has displayed a dynamic work ethic gree and is working toward com-Chief Petty Officer (AW) Thomas most about his work? and exceptional commitment to mission readiness at FISCJ DET Fort Worth and all tenant pletion of a bachelor’s degree inDwyer, the senior enlisted leader “I enjoy the accountability of commands assigned aboard NAS Fort Worth JRB. His performance, both professionally and psychology from Columbia College. personally, has been remarkable and he continually sets the standard for others to emulate.at FISC Jacksonville Fort Worth my job … making sure the right He is an exemplary Sailor who is without a doubt most worthy of selection as the 2010 FISC The geographic area of re-Detachment. “Also, there was an command/people receive their Jacksonville Sailor of the Year. Congratulations to Gursky on a job extremely well done! sponsibility for FISC includes: Source: FISCinterview by a VTC with four senior parts in an expedited manner,” North Carolina, South Carolina,FISC JAX personnel.” Gursky said. Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisi- Gursky, a Military Postal ser- It was Gursky’s attention to mile to make sure the customer In addition to his everyday ana, Tennessee (excluding Milling-vice employee, is responsible detail that his superiors noticed. receives their material, even if the duties, Gursky has also taken on ton), Alabama, Mississippi, Texasfor shipping and receiving to an “He maintains top notch cus- address or contact info is not com- other roles. and the Caribbean.estimated 27 tenant commands tomer service and goes the extra plete,” Dwyer said. “I also assist with all comput-FISC Civilian of the Year: David Bryan eventually for FISC Civilian of the Year. “He is a master woods crafts-BY KATHLEEN BYNUM been recognized above 19 other man working in a shop atmo- When David Bryan learned he competing civilians. sphere building wooden crateswas named the FISC Civilian of the Similar to the FISC Sailor of and packing repairable compo-Year for 2010, his reaction was, “No the Year Award, the civilian hon- nents in authorized containers forway!” oree goes through the same selec- worldwide shipment,” said Logis- Not that Bryan doesn’t de- he was humbled and a bit taken tion process. tics Specialist Senior Chief Pettyserve the notable honor, just that aback that his dedication had Bryan, who has numerous Officer (AW) Thomas Dwyer, the years of woodworking and ship- senior enlisted leader at FISC Jack- ping expertise, is responsible for 10% OFF Reserve NO W making sure the proper equip- sonville Fort Worth Detachment. Additionally, he “came up with his ANY RENTAL AWD-H789100 for your HOLIDAY TR AVEL! ment goes to the proper military installation. BRYAN own design to ship F18 empty fuel containers for repair and return by these items arrive in the same con- “My current position involves using 40 percent less wood, but AVIS Rental Car at Ridgmar Mall dition as when they left, and these processing items for shipment still complying with NAVSUP p700 Inside Sears Auto Center shipments may be to any military 1800 Green Oaks Road that are needed for aircraft repair,” shipping integrity.” installation in the world.” Ft Worth, TX 76116 Bryan said. “These items might be Bryan has been a civil service It is his can-do attitude that nuts and bolts or a complete en- employee for decades. Ph: 817-731-3665 gine. On occasion, a container may was recognized by his command, “I started working for civil ser- which led to his nomination for Serving- Lockheed Martin, NAS JRB & NW Fort Worth need to be constructed to ensure FISC Civilian of the Quarter and continued on page 18
April 2011 p. 5Tree Planting to Celebrate Earth Day Recycling Bins Move Inside at Navy HQBY KATHLEEN BYNUM Estilow added that all the support material for Earth Day rolls around again on Thursday, April the tree planting will come from the Recycling Center. New recy- Shredded material should be22, and NAS Fort Worth JRB’s Public Works Depart- “We will use the mulch from the pile that we cling bins have been placed on the floor next to the binment will celebrate by planting a tree at the Recycling have on base and the stakes will be cut from old pal- placed at Navy Headquarters, and not inside them.Center. lets,” he said. Bldg. 1510, on base. Recycling will be picked up Recycling Manger Ron Estilow said base offi- Estilow said, “Awareness on Earth Day should On the first floor, the bins are every Thursday.cials as well as officials from different tenant com- be for us all to reduce, reuse and recycle … and to located near the back doors, and If you have any questionsmands will help with the 9:30 a.m. ceremony. remember that we live on a very small and fragile on the second floor the bins are by about the recycling program, con- “We’ll be planting a Red Oak,” said Estilow, who planet, and if each one of us will do his part then our the elevator. tact the recycling manager at ex-has been with NAS Fort Worth since October 2010. children and their children’s children will have a bet- Personnel are encouraged to tension 6241.“They are a common tree for this area, and they ter place to live.” recycle paper, plastic and alumi- —Staff Reportturn red in the fall.” num in these bins.
p. 6 April 2011 CLASSIFIED VMGR-234 Assists with Japanese Relief Efforts 3/2 For Sale BY 2ND LT. LINDSAY PIREK magnitude earthquake from Okinawa to mainland Ja- Beautifully remodeled 3/2 home for sale in Fort Worth. Marines from Marine and subsequent tsu- pan and between six airstrips on Close to Carswell JRB. Aerial Refueler Transport nami struck the east- Honshu. $99,900 Call Matt: 817-907-510 Squadron 234 (VMGR- ern coast of Honshu, “The whole crew is honored 234), Marine Aircraft March 11. to have had the opportunity to Group 41, 4th Marine Air- The crew was assist our brother squadron, the craft Wing, Marine Forces Re- delivering cargo in sup- ‘Sumos,’ and help the Japanese serve, the “Rangers,” assisted the port of Marine Aircraft Group citizens through this tragedy,” Marines of III Marine Expedition- 12, 1st MAW. said Maj. Kevin Mattix, pilot for ary Brigade Aviation Command As the natural disasters VMGR-234. Element in struck, the pilots remained in VMGR-234 contributed a to- support of contact with air traffic control tal of 20 sorties, or missions, and “The whole Operation towers to determine a safe place more than 44 hours in support crew is To m o d a - to land, said Maj. Brian Richard- of Operation Tomodachi. During honored to chi March son, pilot for VMGR-234. these flights, the Rangers trans- The cargo aircraft was redi- ported a total of 122,637 pounds have had the 11 through rected back to MCAS Iwakuni, of cargo and 208 passengers. 27. opportunity VMGR- where the crew volunteered to Relief supplies were trans- to assist 234 is sta- remain in Japan to assist the re- ported to Japan Ground Self-De- lief efforts in any way possible. fense Force distribution centers, our brother tioned here at NAS Fort The Rangers joined the Ma- where the supplies were given to squadron...” Worth JRB. rines of VMGR-152, Marine Air- displaced families affected by the MAJ. KEVIN MATTIX, An air craft Group 36, III MEB ACE, the earthquake and tsunami. PILOT FOR VMGR-234 “Sumos,” providing an additional The squadron returned home crew con- sisting of lift capability for the Marine March 30. three pilots and seven crew mem- Corps during Operation Tomo- A CNN news report con- bers were flying a KC-130T Hercu- dachi. The reinforced squadron firmed that the death toll in les cargo aircraft between Marine contributed to the humanitarian Japan has risen to more than Corps Air Station Iwakuni and Mi- assistance by transporting sup- 10,000 and 17,443 people are still sawa Air Base when the record 9.0 plies, equipment and personnel missing. Free Tax Filing Available Through Mid-April BY KATHLEEN BYNUM The VITA WHO: Active military, dependents, program has If you have yet to file your retirees and Reservists on active duty taxes with Uncle Sam, time is run- for more than 30 days been offered on WHAT: Free VITA tax filing base for more than a ning out. WHEN: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 The annual VITA (Volunteer p.m. decade. Income Tax Assistance) tax prepa- WHERE: Robert P. Taylor Chapel, Bldg. Last year, 1,152 service 1838 ration service for active military, DETAILS: 817-782-6397 members received tax assistance dependents and retirees will con- through the program, Navarro tinue at the Robert P. Taylor Cha- The computers arrived Jan. said. pel, Bldg. 1838, through April 18. 24, and volunteers started prepar- Although tax day falls on Reservists on active duty for more ing and filing taxes that day, she April 18 this year because of the than 30 days are eligible too. added, and have been busy ever District of Columbia’s Emanci- Through this program, ser- since. pation Day holiday, “the Naval vice members can save hun- It usually takes about 30 min- Legal Service Office continues dreds of dollars on tax prepara- utes to prepare and file one’s tax- to file taxes for active military tion fees. es, Navarro said. returning from deployments,” About 20 volunteers help with Service members usually re- Navarro said. the program, said Chief Andrea Na- ceive their refund in about five to For details on the program, or varro in a January interview. seven days, she said. to make an appointment, call 817- 782-6397.
April 2011 p. 7Base Ops Sailor Receives Appointment to Naval Academy Prep SchoolBY KATHLEEN BYNUM Worth, Amick expressed interest 1050 or ACT equivalent combined plans to hit the books pretty hard Air Traffic Controller Airman’s in officer programs during his 30- minimum score of 46 and a com- to ensure entrance into the NavalApprentice Robert W. Amick re- day Career Development Board pleted medical exam. Academy. Once there, the 21-year-cently received an appointment (CDB), according to Master Chief “The program is 10 months, old wants to study engineering.to the U.S. Naval Academy Prepa- Devin Kroshus. and if you graduate prep school, He will transfer to NAPS in July.ratory School (NAPS) in Newport, “The CDB members discussed you automatically get into the “He is about to undergo a life-R.I. Upon graduation, he will at- his options, and he met the mini- Academy,” Amick said. changing event,” Kroshus said. “Hetend the U.S. Naval Academy in mum requirements for the Naval According to the NAPS Web is going to be afforded the oppor-Annapolis, Md. Academy,” Kroshus said. “Then his site, “the 10-month course of in- tunity to get a degree from one Amick is one of only about chief notified the admissions of- struction at NAPS, lasting from of the finest engineering schools170 Sailors who will receive the fice at the Naval Academy, and he August through May, emphasizes in the United States, and he willhonor this year. was granted a Candidate Number.” preparation in English Composi- be commissioned into the United Amick joined the Navy in April Amick admits in the begin- AMICK tion, Mathematics, Chemistry, States Navy as an Ensign in 2016.”2010. He completed basic training ning, the application process was “The process is very difficult Physics and Information Technol- Kroshus added, “The entireat Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill. He a bit daunting, but he received for an enlisted Sailor; you must ogy. Demanding military, physical command is extremely proud ofattended Air Traffic Control School plenty of support and guidance meet certain requirements,” Kros- and character development pro- his accomplishments.”at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., from his command. hus said. grams complement the academic Amick is from Simpsonville, S.C.where he finished first among his “Master Chief Kroshus re- Those requirements include preparation to fully prepare stu- and is a 2008 graduate of Mauldinfellow Sailors. Amick also holds a ally laid it out step-by-step for the commanding officer’s en- dents for the challenges of life at High School. He is the son of Bob“pink card,” which signifies that me because he’s already gone dorsement, SECNAV nomination a service academy.” and Kathy Amick of Simpsonville andhe is legally allowed to train as an through it once, because his request, recommendations from Amick’s long range goal is to the grandson of Oliver (deceased)FAA air traffic controller. daughter is in,” Amick said of the two commissioned officers, a eventually become a Marine avia- and Rachel Amick and Howard (de- After arriving at NAS Fort application process. combined minimum SAT score of tor, he said. But in the meantime, he ceased) and Willeen Dearman.Can You Hear Me Now? be lacking in military bearing and training with vigor. I would be will- just how fast things can go south professionalism. ing to bet that this simple skill set with poor phone etiquette. “Hey, yeah is (insert name) is driven home for soon-to-be-of- Ring-Ring, Ring-Ring.Military Phone Etiquette 101 there? I need to talk with them.” Perhaps the proper manner ficers during their training as well. With this in mind, I believe Me: “Good Morning. Naval Station Public Affairs Office. This isBY CMC (SW) BILL MESTA this morning that made me want in which we conduct business on some of us could use a refresher Chief Mesta, how may I help you?” Editor’s Note: This opinion to pull my hair out. The phone the telephone as service members on military phone etiquette. Caller: “Is this Guantanamocolumn originally ran in the Naval calls came from an officer, an en- or those in the employment of Ring-Ring, Ring-Ring. Bay? I have a 4-star that needsStation Guantanamo Bay’s weekly listed Sailor and a civilian. The call- the military is no longer formally “Good morning, Naval Station some photographs of your instal-newspaper, The Guantanamo Bay ers went zero-for-three in terms taught. For some reason, I have Guantanamo Bay Public Affairs of- lation, and I need you to e-mailGazette, in the March 11 edition. of proper phone etiquette, lead- a sneaking suspicion that Navy fice. This is Chief Mesta. How may them to me immediately.” I received three phone calls ing one to believe that they could boot camp still re-enforces this I help you?” Me: “Excuse me, who is this?” Now you respond: “Good Caller: “I am (insert name) and Go Light on Lights Morning this is (insert name and rank) from (insert organization). I work at the shipyard in Washing- ton. My boss has a brief this morn- I am (state the purpose of your ing, and I need you to send me im- Do you really need the lights? If there’s phone call).” ages of your base right now.” natural daylight in your workspace, try turning I am sure that some of you Me: “Let me go ahead and stop off your overhead lights. If the morning is dark, reading this are asking yourselves, you right now Mr. (insert name). I see if you can leave the lights off after you “who does this guy think he is tell- have no idea who you are and this return from lunch. You can use task lighting to ing me how to talk on the phone?” far into the phone call I still have no supplement the daylight in specific areas that Many of us at the naval station idea who you even work for. And need more light. It uses a fraction of the energy here and abroad are completely you expect me to send you imag- that lighting a whole room does. unprofessional when we conduct ery from this installation?” business on the telephone. Poor To make the whole scenario phone decorum could cause any hit home, I received this particu- number problems. lar phone call during our recent The following dialog is an force protection exercise and fig- DEPARTMENT example of a phone call that I re- OF THE NAVY Visit https://energy.navy.mil cently received that demonstrates continued on page 9
p. 8 April 2011 TEXADILLO CORNER: BASE ACTIVITIES FOR ALL Know Rules of Safe Jogging on Base Now that spring is the air, more and flag” conditions exist, no outdoor jogging •Commands con- more people will begin to skip the indoor or strenuous activities are allowed. Safety ducting Physical Fitness treadmills and elipticals and move out- is paramount, so everyone should adhere Tests shall notify Base Se- doors to jog. to these rules when jogging on base: curity 48 hours in advance; However, before doing so, everyone •All joggers will run facing traffic; and Get mWR Updates! should be aware of the on-base jogging •Where sidewalks or jogging lanes •When jogging during dawn, dusk Facebook: policy. are available (Military Parkway and Car- and reduced-visibility conditions, people www.facebook.com/mWRFW As springs turns to summer, remem- swell Avenue) joggers will not jog on the must wear one of the following: reflective ber to check on the heat conditions. His- roadway; vests, reflective belts or reflective arm- Twitter: torically, by mid to late June, temperatures •Formation running is authorized, bands. Reflective vests are available at the www.twitter.com have already soared into “black flag” con- however, road guards shall be used and base gym. Search ‘LibertyFW’ ditions before noon time. When “black must wear reflective belts or vests; —Staff Report Offline? COMMUNITY RESOURCES and ATTRACTIONS Connect at the Base Library’s Computer Lab or use the LIBRARY Metroplex and for our military families Bowling Center’s 1802 Doolittle Ave. Friday through Sunday, call for times. FRee WiFi Network 817-782-7735 Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 7 LONE STAR CENTER (formally DESERT STORM p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; CONFERENCE CENTER) Closed Sunday and holidays. 2570 Desert Storm Road Ongoing: The Library is hosting ESL (English 817-782-5293/7237 as a Second Language) classes every Thursday Ongoing: Call Natalie Bullock or Sandy Foy for SAVE THE DATES evening at 5:30 p.m. Yolanda Williams is the information concerning your next conference, April 16-17: Air Power Expo 2011; Gates instructor and Co-Sponsored by FreshStart meeting or event. open at 9 a.m. and show begins at 11 Literacy, Inc. Call for details. May 5: Cinco de Mayo celebration from 3-7 p.m. a.m. Of note: The Library’s new additions are Rosetta Enjoy complimentary snacks and music at the April 22: 5K Sexual Assault Awareness Stone, new children’s and young adult’s titles, NAME THE JRB BOATS CONTEST Stars and Stripes bar. Fun Run at 11 a.m. provided by the Navy General Library Program. MWR needs help in selecting names for new boats that were purchased at the end of last April 22: Earth Day Celebration. Also available are new adult titles, books on CD summer. All total four boats need names: two for the pontoon boats and two for the ski VET CLINIC Recycling Manager Ron Estilow will plant and the latest movies (rental is free). 1739 Eisenhower Ave. a red oak at the Recycling Center. National Library Week: Libraries are places for boats. Pick up entry form at ITT and return no later than May 20 or email your information 817-782-5608 April 22: Easter Egg Hunt for CDC new beginnings. Whether you are getting your (name, cell phone, work number and suggested names) to: April 6-7, 14, 20-21, 28: The clinic will be open (enrolled children) at 9:30 a.m., Bldg. first library card, learning new computer skills Valarie.Perry@navy.mil or Dianne.Zachry@navy.mil. for the purchase of medications or to schedule 3320. or planning a trip, the library is the place where Winners will receive one-day rental for pontoon boats and five hours for ski boats (not to appointments. April 23: JRB Children’s Easter Egg Hunt your story begins. This National Library Week, join include July 2-4). Winners will be announced May 25 and details will follow for ceremony May 11-12, 19, 25-26: The clinic will be open & Party at TexPlex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. our nation’s libraries and librarians and create to “commission” the fleet. for the purchase of medications or to schedule Hunt will start at 11. Tickets on sale at ITT your own story at your library. Come to the Base appointments. beginning April 4. Library the week of April 10-16 and “check out” May 6: 3X3 Team Fun Event at 11 a.m. by what your library has to offer! SeaWorld, Disney World, DisneyLand. New available for command events and birthdays. Call FITNESS CENTER the lake. Event consists of 1.5 mile run, April 20: Easter Storytime: Stories, games and Military Salute tickets for Disney World. Stop by 782-6122 for details. 1810 Tuskegee Airmen Drive canoe and tricycle ride. Information and crafts at 5 p.m. Sign up by calling the library. or call for information and purchasing guidelines. April 22: Celebrate Earth Day by recycling. People 817-782-7770 registration at the Fitness Center (teams April 26: Texas Land Board and Home Buying Upcoming: Tickets for the Scarborough who bring in three aluminum cans receive a free New: The Fitness Center now has a certified must have two males, one female or two Seminar at 11:30 a.m. Renaissance Festival will soon be available. The game of bowling. personal trainer free to active duty personnel. females, one male). May 2: Mother’s Day program at 5 p.m. There festival runs from April 9 through May 30, and May I5: Mother’s Day Special. Moms bowl free Non-active duty $20/month for 2 days per week. June 6: The summer camp for children will be stories and Calloways Nursery will be on is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and receive flowers when accompanied by their To schedule an appointment with personal will begin on June 6 and is open from hand to help attendees plant a flower for Mom! Sundays and Memorial Day Monday. children. trainer, Derek, call the Fitness Center. 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Recommended age is 5 to 12 years old. Please Passes: Season passes, Play passes and Combo May 21: Celebrate Armed Forces Day at the Ongoing: step aerobics, pilates, yoga, spin, Friday. The waiting list and registration sign up in advance by calling the library so we can passes, which include Six Flags, Hurricane bowling alley; $1 per game with military I.D. zumba, pump-it-up, adult/children karate and form are available online at the MWR have enough supplies. Harbor are available. NRH20, Schlitterbahn Water May 30: It’s Dollar Days at the bowling alley from personal training. Check center for days and Web site (www.mwr.navy.mil) under May 5: Library is hosting the 2010 Texas Poet parks in New Braunfels, South Padre Island and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pay $1 per game and $1 each for times. CYP. Prices depend on income and rank. Laureate Karla K. Morton. She will be our guest Galveston, Hawaiian Falls (all parks) and Legoland hamburger, hot dog, fries or soda. More Classes: Spin class offered Tuesday and Call 817-782-7520 for details. at the Lone Star Center and will join the Cinco de Discovery Center & Aquarium in Grapevine. Thursday, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.; Weekend yoga is Mayo Open House afterwards in the center. LONE STAR BAR from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. TORNADO LANES 1815 Military Pkwy. TEXPLEX CENTER 1815 Military Pkwy. 817-782-6122/5505 AQUATICS CENTER OUTDOOR REC & BOAT RENTALS 1815 Military Pkwy. 817-782-6122/5505 Ongoing: Free Munchies on Fridays, 4:30 to 6 3319 Hensley Ave., 817-782-1220 1145 Hurcules Drive 817-782-6375 817-782-6122/5505 Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to p.m. Ongoing: Water Aerobics- JRB Aquatics Center Check out the new bicycles and helmets, available Information, Ticket and Tours (ITT) 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; from 8 to 9 a.m.; $1 per person. for rental at Auto Hobby/Outdoor Rec. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lanes close 15 minutes MOVIE REEL THEATER Tuesdays, Thursday in April: Baby and Me Boats will be available for rental starting May 1. Attractions: Grapevine Vintage Railroad, prior to center. 817-782-6037 Water Awareness class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. No Dinosaur World (Glen Rose), Fort Worth Zoo, Ongoing: Special military group pricing Best price movie and snacks available in the charge for the month of April.
April 2011 p. 9 IN MEMORIAM: JOHNNY OTIS ATKINS MARCH 2, 1952- MARCH 10, 2011 Johnny Otis Atkins was born 21 years, including tours of duty room, Atkins stood out … he Survivors include his beloved March 2, 1952 in Mansfield, La., in Germany, Turkey and Greece was the one talking to the new wife, Sharon; children: Johnny D. to the late Otis Atkins and the and two tours in Vietnam. guy, welcoming the young and Atkins (Tu-Wanda), Andrenita At- late Barbara Esther Pearl (Holmes) After retiring from the mili- understanding the old. He was kins and Nikki Tyler-Kinsey (Rob- Donaldson. He died March 10. tary, he began a new career as a a true inspiration. Atkins could ert); and five grandchildren. He was educated in the pub- DOD policeman where he served lift you when you were down The funeral was at the NAS lic school system in Jacksonville, faithfully with the Naval Air Sta- and make you soar when you Fort Worth JRB’s Robert P. Taylor Fla., and graduated from William tion Joint Reserve Base for more thought you were already up. His Chapel, Bldg. 1838. The intern- M. Raines High School in 1970. than 18 years. Atkins believed in spirit could not be contained! ment was at Dallas-Fort Worth Atkins had a distinguished mili- living life to the fullest, helping Atkins was preceded in death National Cemetery with burial ATKINS tary career, serving in both the people and sharing his knowl- by his grandmother Martha Jeffer- support provided by the Fort Air Force and Army for a total of edge with others. In a crowded son and his sister Rita Rollins. Hood Honor Guard. IN MEMORIAM: AT3 COREY A. MATTHEWS MARCH 31, 1987-FEB. 20, 2011 Aviation Electronics Tech- 28, 2007 and completed Recruit aboard NAS Fort Worth JRB. Star of the Quarter. nician Petty Officer 3rd Training on Nov. 21, 2007. While at VR-59, Matthews Matthews will be remem- Class Corey Allen Mat- Upon graduation, deployed on several detach- bered for his motivation, opti- thews was born in he attended and com- ments in support of Pacific Com- mism and competitive attitude. Peoria, Ill. on March pleted Aviation Elec- mand, Central Command and He is survived by his father 31, 1987. He died Feb. tronics Technician “A” European Command operations. Richard Matthews, his mother 20. School in Pensacola, Matthews was awarded two Jeana Matthews, his sister Cassi He reported to Fla. In April 2008, Mat- Navy Achievement Medals, se- and his brother Colin. Recruit Training Com- thews reported to Fleet lected at the 2009 Lone Star of MAT THEWS mand, Great Lakes, Ill., on Sept. Logistics Squadron 59 (VR-59) the Year and twice as the LonePHONE ETIquETTE phone, we run the risk of opening our- By identifying the organization that theycontinued from page 7 selves up to being slammed by someone who is senior to us. Perhaps they are in represent, I immediately begin mentally working on how I am going to best as- MIDRATS Servedured that this had to be part of the drill.I immediately went and reported the a bad mood or perhaps their military bearing is not as it should be; impec- sist them. Civilians who are reading this may in Galleyphone call to the watch commander in cable at all times. be asking themselves “how does any ofthe Emergency Operations Center as a Beginning Monday April 4, the Mo- Nine out of ten phone calls you this apply to me?” The answer is simple.possible threat. Had this not been a drill, reland Dining Facility began providing make or receive might go just fine with We are all professionals who representI would have contacted the command MIDRATS, or midnight rations, to service less than standard phone manners and the United States military and the fed-duty officer. members who are on Rations in Kind then on call No. 10, “WHAM!” eral government, and we are expected Four phone calls later from the same (RIK) between the hours of 8 and 9 p.m. You find yourself listening to the to conduct ourselves accordingly.person with sketchy information and The Galley provides soup, crackers, fires from the deep of Davy Jones, and As a U.S. Navy chief, one of my mainpoor phone protocol, I was contacted by sandwich and any leftovers from the he is ticked off. priorities is to ensure our Sailors area senior officer who — finally and thank- dinner meal. When an officer uses proper mili- ready to go back to the fleet. Most of thefully — used flawless phone etiquette. Delivery service will not be provid- tary etiquette on the phone, the tone is officers and enlisted Sailors will be head-After a two-minute phone call, he had ed, and only RIK personnel will be served set for the conversation right from the ing to a seagoing platform or a combatall the information he needed to contact during these hours because of the non- start. When I answer the phone and of- unit in the future. Try using poor phonethe right people to assist him. availability of a cashier available during ficers identify themselves, I instantly etiquette on a U.S. Navy ship and you As enlisted service members, when these hours. know the level of protocol that is expect- will learn instantly just what it means towe are less than professional on the tele- —Staff Report ed from me, based on military tradition. be “hemmed-up.”
p. 10 April 2011 BASE HAPPENINGS PHOTO BY SENIOR MASTER SGT. ELIZABETH GILBERT Left, Family and friends of the deployed service members give a wave goodbye to the C-130H that took them overseas. Above, Capt. Mark Hanna, 181st Airlift Squadron, boards C-130H aircraft at NAS Fort Worth JRB for his passageway to Afghanistan on March 16. He will return in a few months. Right, Members of the 136th Airlift Wing, along with John Wood, North Texas regional director for Sen. John Cornyn, and Charles Boswell, representing State Sen. Wendy Davis, give honor to those deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom aboard the C-130H from the wing. The deployers will be supporting the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in both air and ground operations. PHOTO BY SENIOR MASTER SGT. ELIZABETH GILBERT PHOTO BY SENIOR MASTER SGT. ELIZABETH GILBERT PHOTO BY MC2 (AW) BRADLEY DAWSONK&L General Contractors assistant Jose Luis Lopez, left, pours concrete betweena plywood frame in preperation for his co-worker, brick layer Miguel Pineda,right, to finish up with the initial construction of the new main gate welcomesign. The new sign will be ready to welcome visitors for the 2011 Air PowerExpo here. PHOTO BY MCC DAINEL J. CALDERSK Rear Adm. Kenneth J. Braithwaite, the Navy’s vice chief of information, addresses Reservists assigned to units attached to Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Fort Worth during an E-6 and below all hands call in the NOSC drill hall. Braithwaite, along with Rear Adm. Paula C. Brown, deputy commander of the 1st Naval Construction Division, updated the Sailors on the state of the Reserve force and Navy while commemorating the 96th birthday of the Navy Reserve.
April 2011 p. 11 BASE HAPPENINGSAbove right, EO1David Schwabe feedsa piece of cake to CM2Jacob Brockett as partof a celebratory cake cutting PHOTO BY LT. CMDR. KIP WRIGHTceremony at the 69th Seabee Ball Master Chief Mass Communication Specialist (MC) Priscilla Kirsh (front left), Navy Chief ofin the Ballroom at the Hilton in Information MC senior enlisted leader, visits MCs from the local Dallas/Fort Worth area at Navydowntown Fort Worth. Tradition Recruiting District (NRD) Dallas recently. Kirsh briefed the MCs on the current state of the MCcalls for the oldest sailor and the rate, career information and Navy policy updates. The local MCs are MC 1st Class Amandayoungest sailor to cut the cake that R. Sullivan (front center) and MC 1st Class Ronald M. Tackitt (back right), both of NRD Dallas,some knowledge may pass from Senior Chief MC Maria R. Escamilla (front right) and MC 2nd Class Carolla Bennett (back left),one generation to the next. Below both of Navy Reserve Navy Information 7th Fleet (NR NI 7THFLT).right, Rear Adm. Paula Brown givestribute to CM2 Jacob Brockett as On Saturday, March 26 the basethe youngest attending sailor at the library presented a program about69th Seabee Ball. PHOTOS BY MC2 (AW) BRADLEY DAWSON the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Tom Leach, Below, Jack Dempsey, who was an illustrator for president of the Civil War Center of All Hands magazine from 1948 to ’50, is donating Texas, and his wife Karen were dressed murals from an American Legion Hall that closed. in period dress. They discussed Lincoln’s Dempsey is flanked by Senior Chief Deon Gaines presidency, the marriage of Lincoln and and Cmdr. Philip Schulz, the base executive officer. Mary, the couple’s children and their Dempsey’s grandson Freddy Roseberry, who is in life in Washington, D.C. In addition, the the Navy, is stationed here. At right, CMDCM Ellen discussion with the audience included Zubke inspects a plaque that was also donated to everyday activities during this period the base by Dempsey. Dempsey’s reflection is seen and some of the developments in in the window. PHOTO BY PAT TELLMAN society as a result of the war. THANKS, NAVY! As an April Fool’s Day prank, some mischievious members of the Navy sent over a welcoming sign to the Air Force’s 301st Headquarters, a Navy anchor, with a sign saying “We proudly serve our Navy’s Combat Unit.” PHOTOS BY MC2 (AW) BRADLEY DAWSON PHOTO BY KATHLEEN BYNUM
p. 12 AIR EXPO continued from page 1 graphed precision flights in their F/A-18 Super Hornets. Last year, The VFA-204 River Rattlers from NAS Belle Chase, New Orleans, pro- vided an impressive six-aircraft show-of- force with a fire-blazing exhibition. Return- ing this year, they increase their impressive demo by adding two more planes. “It will be an eight-plane show- of-force, complete with pyrotechnics,” Parker said. SUBMITTED PHOTO Besides the aeronautical acumen of Jan Collmer, who has flown in as many as 40 air shows, flies his German-built Extra 300L at last the Blue Angels and River Rattlers, visitors year’s air show. The retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. now resides in Arlington. will experience the Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier demo, the Air Force’s F-16 Viper strations; we couldn’t add more if we “Plus we will have an authentic F-4 Demo, the A-10 Thunderbolt demo and wanted to,” Parker joked. Phantom painted as an exact replica of a the Para-Commandos, representing the Beyond the dramatic air demon- Blue Angels’ F-4,” Parker said. “This attrac- Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, strations, the flightline will be full of stat- tion provides patrons with an opportu- performing precision freefall parachute ic displays for patrons to explore. nity for photographs while sitting in an demos. “We’ll also have the largest number authentic F-4 cockpit.” u.S. Navy Blue Navy Lt. Cmdr. (Ret.) Jan Collmer will of static displays ever,” Parker added. While most of the static displays are BY CMC (SW) BILL MEST fly his German-built Extra 300L, and the Parker expects more than 40 mili- free, there is a charge for photos in the The U.S. Navy Blu Trojan Phylers of Fort Worth will demon- tary displays. Patrons can expect to see F-4 cockpit. uled to headline the 20 strate their vintage T-28B aircraft. fire trucks, military vehicles medium The Kids Zone returns this year, but Naval Air Station Fort Additionally, extreme aerobatic pi- tactical replacement (MTVR), older jeeps with a new vendor touting an inflatable Base, April 16-17, brin lot Jason Newburg will fly his Pitts Viper, and antique military vehicles from the aircraft carrier slide, according to Parker. tion to Fort Worth. and Tim Weber will be flying his German- Military Vehicle Preservation Association For details, see www.airpowerexpo. “The 2011 Air P built Extra 300S. (MVPA), Humvees and Mine-Resistant com or call 817-782-3094. a three-year effort t “It’s four solid hours of air demon- Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP). military air demonstra Texas,” said Capt. T.D. S officer of NAS Fort Wo “As the only majo in the region, NAS Fo our close relationship ing communities - a broken new ground opment and coopera said. “I personally welc bors aboard for the sh According to the Affairs Department, t performance will incl
p. 13e Angels to Headline Air Power Expo 2011TA stration that exhibits the choreographed ue Angels are sched- refinements of skills possessed by all naval 011 Air Power Expo at aviators.t Worth Joint Reserve The show will begin with a tacticalnging the best of avia- demonstration performed by the Blue An- gels’ C-130, affectionately known as “FatPower Expo caps off Albert,” said Chief Mass Communication to bring world-class Specialist Kurt Anderson, the Blue Angels ations back to North public affairs officer.Smyers, commanding Fat Albert begins its demonstrationorth JRB. with a jet-assisted take off to simulate flightor military installation operations in a hostile environment. Afterort Worth is proud of the 45 degree, nose-up climb to an altitudep with our surround- of 1,000 feet, they conclude their display relationship that has with a demonstration of the breaking abili- in compatible devel- ties of the C-130 by landing the aircraft andative growth,” Smyers stopping it in less than 1,000 feet.come all of our neigh- Following Fat Albert’s performance,how of a lifetime!” the audience will observe the Blue Angelse Blue Angels’ Public F/A-18 Super Hornets execute aerobatic the NAS Fort Worth maneuvers, Anderson said. The team be- lude a flight demon- continued on page 22
p. 14 April 2011Annual Chili Cookoff Set for April 30BY KATHLEEN BYNUM Fleet Reserve Association “FRA Branch 11 has emony at about 8:50 a.m., which ENTRY DETAILS: Military Units and Veteran Service Associations: $25 Nonprofit Organizations and Community Service Organizations: $50 (FRA) Branch 11. “It is won the Captain’s will include the National Anthem General Public: $75 It’s about to get really, really Deadline: April 22 held rain or shine; Cup two times,” and Presentation of the Colors. Registration details: 817-692-6086hot — it’s time for the 4th Annual It rained last year, Norcross said. “I “Live music will be by Mr. KimInterservice Chili Cook-Off, spon- but that didn’t always make up a O’Connor — The Modern Singing AWARDSsored by the Marine Corps League’s The Captain’s Cup is awarded by the dampen anyone’s huge stock pot of Cowboy,” McManus said. base commander. It is passed to theBluebonnet Detachment 817. winning team year-to-year with the spirits,” she added. chili, and last year McManus describes the event “If you are not a chili aficio- names of the previous winning teams And Norcorss’ came home with as “a big neighborhood picnic.” engraved on it. Capt. Smyers samples allnado, you will be by the time you the chili from the different teams, visits spirits won’t be none because people “We come out to have fun,leave,” promises Bluebonnet De- with the participants and then awards deterred, because her came back and asked for camaraderie, friendly competi- the Captain’s Cup. This is entirely basedtachment Commandant Jason Mc- group is the current holder of the bowls and containers of it to take tion and maybe swap a sea story on Smyers own criteria.Manus. Judges Choice: A blind tasting by Captain’s Cup, a silver engraved home. I’m not bragging, I’m just or two,” McManus added. select chili judges from local dignitaries, “The event is held every year cup awarded by Capt. T.D. Smy- saying! OK, so I am bragging a The first two years there command staff from local Marine units.on the lawn behind VFW 8235 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards. ers, commanding officer of NAS little bit,” she joked. were only six or seven entries,at 5333 White Settlement Road, People’s Choice: Strolling chili Fort Worth JRB, who is a judge at The Saturday, April 30 event Norcross said, but last year there aficionados can sample chili and vote forabout 1 mile from the base,” said their favorite for a small donation (teams the event. will kick-off with an opening cer- were more than 16.Cindy Norcross, vice president of are encouraged to invite as many people “I am really looking forward as they can to stuff their ballot box). The to see how many come out this Ultimate Tasting includes samples of all chili, a bowl of your favorite and entry year,” she added. into a special drawing for Fort Worth Although this event is not a Cats tickets voucher. (Cost varies with Chili Appreciation Society Inter- the number of teams entered). 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards. national (CASI) event, McManus Best Participation: based on largest said, the rules are fairly broad. number of unit/organization members to attend (not family and friends) Cookoff rules dictate that par- Best Booth: Whose set-up/area looks ticipants must cook on site, and the best. many use portable gas or butane (baseball team), wine baskets, burners to get the job done. Rhar Beer and stuff like that. It’s As far as ingredients go, Nor- different every year,” Norcross said. cross said anything is welcome, Friends and family of the but recalls that “the ‘pork and cur- chili cooks are encouraged to ry chili’ entry the first year did not buy “tasting tickets,” which gives fare well at all.” them a sample of several differ- The chili is judged on aroma, ent chilis. red color, consistency and after- Beverage concessions are op- taste, McManus added. erated by VFW Post 8235, McMa- “A lot of groups bring extras nus added. Alcoholic beverages like crackers, chopped onions, ja- must be purchased from the Post lapeños and shredded cheese as because of Texas Alcoholic Bever- toppings for their chili,” Norcross age Commission regulations. said. Funds raised help with sev- Participants will vie for the eral Marine programs, including much-coveted Captain’s Cup, Warrior Breakfast, Semper Fidelis Judge’s Choice and the People’s lunches, Marine Family Days, Re- Choice awards. Additionally, par- tirement/Change of Command/ ticipants may win the Best Booth Post and Relief ceremonies, Toys award or the Best Participation for Tots logistical support and award. support of other organizations The Bluebonnet Detachment supporting Marines. will offer several raffles that will “It’s very relaxed,” McManus be drawn after the trophies are said, “stay for a little while or all day. awarded. You may want to bring a chair. If “Last year I got a nice hand- you just want to come out and lis- painted chili bowl set; other items ten to music, that’s OK too.” were from the Fort Worth Cats
p. 16 April 2011First Responders ReceiveDECON Training, CertificationBY MC2 (AW) BRADLEY DAWSON Medical personnel from NASFort Worth JRB recently complet-ed Warm Zone Operational Train-ing (W-ZOT). U.S. Navy medical first re-sponders are taught life-saving PHOTOS BY MC2 (AW) BRADLEY DAWSONskills, as well as decontamination Above, Tom Bocek teaches how to properly detect contaminates and how toskills from chemical, biological, get contaminated patients through the decontamination shower at a recentradiological/nuclear (CBRN) ex- training exercise on base. At left, HM2 Dean Castaneda, facing left, and HM Terryposure or hazardous materials. Knox, facing right, and two other corpsmen hold up a structure while their co- workers lock it in place from the outside, much like a tent. Once put together, this “The purpose of this train- structure serves as a decontamination station.ing is to allow medical facilitiesto continue to operate,” said TomBocek, a DECON team instructor. in all requirements for because those are the and complement other agencies performing physically rigorous“If you take one contaminated OSHA’s (Occupational ones that are difficult operating there.” medical warm-zone operations.patient inside the clinic for treat- Safety and Health Admin- to decontaminate,” Bocek Commands must train with The final timed exercise al-ment, the entire clinic is now istration) Hazardous Waste said. “We also talk about the equipment they have on lows 20 minutes to completely setessentially contaminated and Operations course to the “Op- biological and radiological hand for managing contaminat- up, and typically only takes halfunable to continue treating pa- erations” level. decontamination. In addition, ed casualties. that for a DECON team to havetients.” “We focus on the most per- the team learns what a medical Students must wear pro- their station mission capable. This course certifies students sistent chemical warfare agents warm zone is and how to interact tective equipment that is usu- ally hot and uncomfortable while Congratulations to NAS Fort Worth JRB Fire & Emergency Services Team on your selection as the Navy Region Southeast DOD Fire Department of the Year (Small), CY 2010
April 2011 p. 17 NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY Commissary Celebrates Month of the Military Child They could be their own army, nated by commissary vendors. albeit shorter in stature and perhaps Get a “Fruit & Veggie Eater more aware of the campy charac- Meter.” ters of “Yo Gabba Gabba!” than the While supplies last, children nation’s defense. They stand 1.7 mil- visiting their local commissary can lion strong: they are the children of pick up a “Fruit & Veggie Eater Meter” the nation’s armed forces members. and track their fruit and vegetable This little army garners special consumption for a week. This me- tributes throughout April, designat- ter is also available for download at ed as Month of the Military Child. www.foodchamps.org/downloads/ The Defense Commissary Eater_all.pdf. Agency salutes these youngsters, said its Director and CEO Joseph H. “Kids’ Zones.” Some commissaries feature a Jeu, not only for their strength of produce “Kids’ Zone,” a colorful dis- character, but for their resilience as play section placing fresh fruits and they face the many challenges of a veggies at a child’s eye level; military life. Contact the Fort Worth Program Center today “We are proud to recognize the Store Tours. youth in our military communities,” Commissaries often invite in- for a no obligation curriculum evaluation! Jeu said. “They face unique challeng- stallation child development centers es of having to move from place to to participate in a store tour. The place and often experience the chal- tours focus on good nutrition avail- lenges connected with either one or able by consuming more fruits and both parents deploying overseas.” vegetables. During the Month of the n Earn your AA & BBA in Management Military Child or any other month, The agency’s child-oriented n Participant in the Post-9/11 GI Bill programs for the Month of the commissaries are doing their part to Military Child range from a chance help mix fun with an awareness of n Fully accredited, management-focused university to win a free bicycle to kid-friendly how commissary shoppers save on produce displays and child devel- their grocery bills, said Chris Burns, n Accelerated class schedule for working adults opment tours: DeCA’s director of sales. “The ‘kids’ zones’ often pro- n Possible military and work/life experience credits Win a Child’s Bicycle. vide takeaways that serve as the Parents can sign the form at backdrop for explaining the many n Reduced tuition their commissary to enter their awareness events that teach chil- child’s name in a drawing for a n A professional Veterans Certifying Official is eager to dren about healthy meals,” he said. chance to win a child’s bicycle do- help you get started achieving your educational goal. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month BY JOSE JASSO, 301 FW/SARC tion in order to bring atten- Nationally, Sexual tion to DoD’s continued Recognized globally for producing leaders, Assault Awareness Month (or SAAM) oc- commitment to improv- ing prevention, treat- managers, and entrepreneurs. curs in April. The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness ment and support of victims, accountability and and promote the prevention zero-tolerance of behavior of sexual violence. and attitudes that promote sexual This April, the Air Force Re- assault. Discover the leader in you. serve, Air National Guard, Navy and Marines at NAS Fort Worth So mark your calendars, and join us and the whole nation in a 817.737.6442 / northwood.edu JRB will be observing SAAM (Sex- ual Assault Awareness Month) joint NAS Fort Worth JRB effort to increase awareness and prevent through special events and educa- continued on page 19
April 2011 p. 19Volunteer for DEFYBY AZ2 CRYSTAL JANES, FRC WEST SEXuAl ASSAulT continued from page 17 Self-Defense Clinic/Demonstration This women-only workshop will be at BX for the 5K Run/Walk scheduled for Friday, 22 April 22, from 11 a.m. to noon. Event will the base fitness center on Wednesday, April start at fitness center. For questions, contact Summer time is just around the corner, sexual assault. The whole base populace — 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. the SAAM events POC, 301 FW/SARC, at 817-which means another year for DEFY Camp! civilian and military — are invited to partici- 782-3827. Drug Education For Youth is a self-es- pate in the following special events: 5K Run/Walkteem building program that provides local Look for sign-up sheets at the gym andat-risk kids with the tools they need to resistdrugs, gangs and alcohol. NOW HEAR THIS: Work in Texas representative will be at Fleet & Family Support BBQ and Lunch will be May 6 at Hanger 1050, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. , and is open to all military and civilian employees aboard the The dates of this year’s camp are still Base Announcements Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, Tuesday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 26. installation. Moreland Hall, the base dining facility, is open every day to basebeing considered, however, organizers need Interfaith Ministries presents: Narnia, Soup & Study: Part II at FFSC presents Life Skills: Intro to Parenting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. civilians, military and retirees for lunch. This is a temporary change the base Chapel, Bldg. 1838. The free Bible study takes a comparativemotivated Sailors and Marines to step up to look at the movie Chronicles of Narnia, based on the series of books on Wednesday, April 20. Call 817-782-5287 for details. until the AAFES Food Court renovation is complete.the challenge of being a DEFY mentor. of the same name by C.S. Lewis. The study continues from the first FFSC presents Stewards of Children Training: Preventing sexual One-on-one computer coaching is now being officered by Martin The camp is a weeklong (Sunday Christmas series. soup, breadinvited Wednesday, Aprilare@ 5 p.m. The Chapel provides Everyone is 13 and drinks, but people welcome to abuse on Wednesday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arredondo at the Fleet & Family Service Center (FFSC), Bldg. 3175. These sessions are for active duty, Guard and Reserve members, Texas VA representative will be at FFSC from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. onthrough Saturday) during the summer bring side dishes or desserts for sharing. Thursday, April 14 and Thursday, April 28. retired military and spouses. To schedule a class, call the FFSC at 817-(probably sometime in August). Easter Egg Hunt: The annual JRB Children’s Easter Egg Hunt & Party 782-5287. Classes being offered include: Word for Resumes; Microsoft Attention Fitness Center Enthusiasts: The parking lot normally Powerpoint; Basic Computer Skills; Do’s and Don’ts of the Internet; Staff will be needed for day-check, is set for April 23 at theat ITT. Call 817-782-6122 for details.will start at 11. Tickets are on sale TexPlex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hunt used by most gym users, located directly across the street, will be Basic Computer Maintenance; Use the Internet for job searches;mid-check and night-check. cordoned off for several months to accommodate the construction of Email/Communication Services; Photo Editing with Photo Editor; The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s Budget for Baby class is an addition to building 1730 nearby. Construction is to be completed College Seeking via the Internet; and Social Networking/Facebook. Volunteers must complete an applica- the second Thursday of each month. B4B is for any service family who at the end of November. Interim parking for the Fitness Center will be is expecting a new family member and is open to all ranks, branches available by Bldg. 1720 and in the lot behind the Fitness Center. Think The Child Development Center is looking for members interestedtion, available at FRC WEST or by email. of services and reservists. Sign up for the class by calling the NMCRS in becoming CDH certified. This program allows more options to of these few extra steps as part of your physical fitness routine. This program is a great volunteer op- office at 817-782-6000. military parents looking for quality care for their children. Please Catholic Lenten Studies: Every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. through contact the CDC at 817-782-7520 if interested.portunity and makes for a very memorable FFSC presents Life Skills: Anger Management from 10 to 11:30 April 19 at the base Chapel, Bldg. 1838.week. For details on this program or for a.m. on Wednesday, April 13. For information call 817-782-5287. Earth Day is April 22. Recycling Manager Ron Estilow will plant a Thinking about a PPM, or Personally Procured Move, or recently completed move? Formerly known as DITY moves, all militaryapplications, contact YN1 John McKinley Transition Assistance Program, or TAP, is available at Fleet & Red Oak tree at the Recycling Center at 9:30 a.m. personnel are reminded that they must obtain certified weight tickets Family Support Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26(817-782-5295) or CS1 Shon Coffie (817- through Friday, April 29. The Jim Gibbons Annual Fort Worth Civic Leaders Association signed by a weighing official in order to be reimbursed for their PPM.782-7388). 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p. 20 April 2011Happy 118th Birthday Transportation Improvements Are ComingChief Petty Officers BY RACHEL WIGGINS Work is scheduled to begin ments to the traffic signals along this Active duty military who live off shortly after the Air Power Expo (April corridor to ensure smoother traffic base, as well as DOD employees, may 16-17) and extend into the summer flow. There will be a few more tweaks have noticed that Westworth Village months. The road will remain open, to the system in the coming monthsBY CMC (SW) BILL MESTA that a Chief Petty Officer takes on and Fort Worth recently improved the but drivers should expect some to ensure that traffic signals are coor- This article first appeared in the when they accept the responsi- roadway surfaces on White Settlement delays as traffic lanes are shifted to dinated to maximize traffic flow onApril 1 edition of The Guantanmo bilities that come with wearing the Road and SH 183/Alta Mere just out- make room for this improvement. this busy corridor.Bay Gazette, and was written by anchors is to train the Navy’s junior side of NAS Fort Worth JRB’s main gate. Commuters may also have no- If you have questions, con-Chief Bill Mesta, who was on TAD officers and provide advice and The next phase of this project ticed an improvement in traffic flow cerns or ideas about traffic in andhere at NAS Fort Worth for several counsel for our senior officers. I is to resurface Roaring Springs Road, from the base toward Ridgmar Mall around the base, contact Rachelweeks. can almost hear cackles bristling as from the QT south to the intersec- and the Farmers Market. Wiggins, Community Plans and April 1, 2011 was the 118th some officers read this. “No way is tion of Roaring Springs Road and TxDOT and the City of Fort Liaison officer at 817-782-7609 orBirthday for U.S. Navy Chief Petty Of- an enlisted service member going Carb Drive. Worth have made some improve- email@example.com. After reading a recent article to tell me what is what.” All Carein a popular military tabloid (rhymes If your cackles are bristling Resolving Pain • Improving Liveswith Wavy Limes) I thought that this right now, remember that thewould be the perfect time to explain Chief has been around for a while.to everyone just what a Chief Petty If an officer’s policy fails, the SailorsOfficer is. who have been charged with car- To break the Navy’s leadership rying out the mission are going tostructure down into its most basic suffer. And if the Sailors are unsuc-fundamentals, commissioned of-ficers make policy, junior enlisted cessful in carrying out a mission then it is the Chief who has failed. M e d i c a l Cl i n i c s With this in mind the Chief knows now accepting new patientsSailors (E-1 to E-6) carry the load ofexecuting the policies. The Chief is their Sailors and the greatness theykind of like a two-way funnel in themiddle that makes the policies work. 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Here is the key, while we havebeen through all the same chal- personally and ultimately that the Navy’s mission is carried out in a effi- ciently and with honor. Additionally, 817.581.7246lenges as our junior Sailors, a Chief [junior Sailors] you will replace ushas demonstrated the ability toovercome these challenges while and become the Chief so it is in our best interest to mold you into strong Caring for our military communitystill being able to excel profession-ally at a high level. This is why you and capable leaders as you will have 118 years or tradition and success to Thank you for your service“Ask the Chief.” One of the unique charges maintain. Happy Birthday, brothers and sisters. 10% military discount
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p. 22 April 2011Navy Counselor Association Sets Annual MeetingBY CNC (AW) MARIA S. TAPIA best practices. stay up-to-date on The better trained Sailors sional development and train- The 23rd Annual Navy Participants get policies centering are, the greater the career op- ing conference is an importantCounselor Association (NCA) face-to-face con- on improving reten- portunities they have. In today’s event for front-line Sailor advo-Professional Development and tact with the program tion and lowering at- Navy, when we’re competitive, it cates and leaders. CommandingTraining Conference is sched- subject matter experts trition in both the Active has never been more important officers and officers-in-chargeuled from June 27 through July and the chance to make and Reserve components to get out the right word out to are encouraged to support the1 at the Intercontinental Dallas recommendations to make of the Navy. our counselors and senior lead- participation of those involvedHotel in Addison. the programs we use more ef- “It provides a forum for ership, especially with Perform with the development of Sailors. This year’s theme is “To- ficient and effective. The train- senior leaders and career coun- to Serve. The local Chapter Dallas/tal Force Career Development ing is important, not just to the selors to get information and Participation by career de- Fort Worth has begun the prep-Training.” Navy counselor, but to the entire attack the career issues and op- velopment team members, es- arations to sponsor this event. Everyone who attends can Navy. tions concerning today’s Sailors,” pecially command career coun- Each year the local chapter be-expect to receive training on the Career development profes- said AWFCS (AW/NAC) Billy Ma- selors and command master comes the key to assist the na-Navy’s retention policies, policy sionals Navy-wide attended this son, maintenance Senior Chief chiefs, is imperative to the goals tional officers in any matterschanges, program updates and very important training event to VR-46. of the professional development pertaining to this event. and training. Recruiters, detailers Registration is fully auto- and other military and civilian mated. To sign up for the confer- personnel involved in the profes- ence, go to the Web site, www. sional development of Sailors are usnca.org. also encouraged to attend. To read NAVADMIN 007/11, The annual NCA profes- visit www.npc.navy.mil. BluE ANGElS Albert and the F/A-18 Super Hor- nets will be the culmination of continued from page 13 each day. gins their demonstration in the The Blue Angels were estab- four-jet “Diamond Formation,” lished on April 24, 1946 by Adm. where its members fly in concert Chester W. Nimitz to demonstrate 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before turning 18. to the public the with the high-per- formance maneu- levels of excellence 1 in 5 children are sexually solicited on the Internet. vers of its two solo and professionalism pilots. The team will found throughout 50% of all victims are under the age of 12. then demonstrate the U.S. Navy, accord- precision flying ing to the Blue Angels 90% of victims know their abusers. while performing Public Affairs Depart- maneuvers as a unit ment. Their mission With statistics like these, don’t you want to learn how to in the six-jet “Delta remains the same, to Formation.” demonstrate the su- protect the children in your life? perior skill set of U.S. The Blue Angels are the U.S. Navy’s most presti- Navy aviators found throughout Please Join Us for: gious pilots and will be one of the fleet. Stewards of Children… many demonstrations offered to Air Power Expo 2011 is open to the public and is free of charge. the audience and the Air Power Presented by: Alliance for Children Expo, said Cmdr. Brian Parker More information about the the NAS Fort Worth Air Show di- air show can be found at www. A revolutionary sexual abuse prevention program that educates adults to prevent, airpowerexpo.com. rector. The performances by Fat recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse and motivates them to courageous action. CLASSIFIED April 20, 2011 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Fleet & Family Auto--Commercial--Truck Support Center Lost Auto Title Bonds Space is Limited, Please RSVP to 817-782-5287 Other Insurance Needs Contact Blackmonins@sbcglobal.net CEU’s ARE AVAILABLE
April 2011 p. 23MANPOWER CuTScontinued from page 1 What does this mean to you? Achieving Energy Efficiency at Home, WorkWith a couple of exceptions, the re- BY FIFI KIESCHNICK The U.S. gov- duce at least 50 percent of shore- To help you become more en-sulting changes will have minimal ernment is working based energy requirements from ergy efficient, here are a few tips Energy efficiency –impact on the majority of activities toward energy security, alternative sources; 50 percent of from the U.S. Department of Energy: seems like that’s a commonaboard this installation. Most of the reducing the amount of Navy installations will be net-zero. • Appliances can drain power theme at work. Reduce energymilitary community here will ex- energy we consume. Of- Increase Alternative Ener- when not in use. To save energy consumption. Turn off lights.perience no changes in their daily ficials want us to lead the gy Use Navy-wide - By 2020, 50 and money, connect them to a Shut off computers. Conserve.routines. MWR facilities, DeCA and nation toward energy inde- percent of total Navy energy con- power strip and turn the strip off Save. Reduce. Reduce. Reduce.AAFES will be unaffected by this pendence, to set the example for sumption will come from alterna- when not in use. It’s a given, we are trying to re-initiative. other companies, groups, organiza- tive sources. • Refrigerators account for duce the amount of energy we use, There are, however, two areas tions, to follow. nearly 7 percent of an energy bill. as well as trim the amount required WORKING TOGETHERthat will be significantly affected. In keeping with this, the Sec- Fridges made before 1980 cost to provide products and services. The first change will come to retary of the Navy has outlined five SecNav’s goals seem ambi- $150 more per year to operate than Most people do it at homethe Air Operations passenger ter- energy goals. They seek to enhance tious, don’t they? It will take all of newer models. without a second thought.minal. The entire staff will be elimi- and better enable our combat ca- us working as a team to reach these • Used properly, a programma- We insulate, caulk and weath-nated. pabilities, sustain the environment goals. We must continue to modify ble thermostat can save an average er strip our homes so that we use The anticipated impact to op- for future generations, and pro- our daily routines and habits. of $150 a year. less heating and cooling energy toerations of the passenger terminal mote a clean energy economy. But the SecNav’s goals are at- • Compact fluorescent light achieve and maintain a comfort-is that the facility will only open to The SecNav’s energy goals are: tainable – we have been reducing bulbs can turn 2 watt of electric- able temperature. We install fluo-manifest and screen passengers Energy Efficient Acquisition our energy consumption per gross ity into 100 lumens of light, while rescent lights or natural skylightswhen active duty personnel are - Evaluating energy factors will be square foot. “normal” light bulbs create only 15 to reduce the amount of energytravelling on orders. This will par- mandatory when awarding con- Yes, we have. According to the lumens. required to illuminate our homesticularly impact “Space ‘A’” travelers tracts for systems and buildings. Navy Office of Information, Navy • Compact fluorescent bulbs compared to using traditional in-desiring transportation from and Sail the “Great Green Fleet” – and Marine Corps shore installations can last as much as 10 times longer candescent light bulbs.to NAS Fort Worth JRB, as the pas- Department of the Navy will dem- reduced energy consumption per than normal bulbs. We turn up the thermostat insenger terminal will no longer be onstrate a Green Strike Group in gross square foot by 14 percent rela- • Energy Star washing ma- the summer and turn it down in thecontinuously staffed. local operations by 2012 and sail it tive to the 2003 baseline, exceeding chines will save you an average of winter. We turn off lights when we The second and most signifi- by 2016. the 12 percent interim goal for the $50 a year and save an average of leave a room. We use ceiling fans incant change will be felt by members Reduce Non-Tactical Petro- year per the Energy Independence 7,000 gallons of water a year. our homes to help maintain a com-requiring ID card services. Because leum Use - By 2015, the Navy will and Security Act of 2007. For more tips and information, fortable temperature.of mandated reductions, the ID card reduce petroleum use in the com- Our energy conservation has visit the Department of Energy’s So, why isn’t it automatic atoffice located at the Installation Visi- mercial vehicle fleet by 50 percent. been measurable. Web site at www.energy.gov/. work? Or is it? How can we tell iftor Control Center (VCC) will experi- Increase Alternative Energy So, we need to continue to Sky Ranger Editor Kathleen By- we’re saving energy at work?ence a loss of all Navy Active Duty Ashore - By 2020, the Navy will pro- tweak what we do. num contributed to this report. “We get our monthly electricID card staff. The total impact of and natural gas consumption billsthe cuts is still under review. It is ex- and compare them to last month, The graph shows our pected that a reduction to five-day 6,294 Base Electric Consumption in Megawatt‐Hours electric consumption for last year, etc.,” said Resource Effi-per week operation, along with a ciency Manager Nelson Wells in a each month this fiscal year corresponding drop in the number 4,912 4,652 5,109 4,743 (blue bars) with the actual recent email. “The target is basedof available appointments is forth- number shown above the on our 2003 consumption as a barcoming. baseline. But in general, to make it The installation staff is dedi- easier to wrap our head around, we The red line is our average cated to minimizing the impact on consumption for that simply try to achieve 3 percent less month over the last several the military population in the DFW consumption than last year.” years.Metroplex, including active, reserve Wells said, “Since BRAC 2005,and retired service members and If the red line is higher than NAS Fort Worth JRB has grown the blue bar, then we their dependents. Coordination is quite a bit, along with its consump- consumed less electricity dl l t i itongoing with the installation ten- tion. Several commands from all than past years. If the blue ant commands, and headquarters services have realigned to this base bar is higher than the red staff to identify paths to minimize since BRAC 2005. Therefore, if we line, then we consumed the impact of the budget crunch. more than average. measure our energy consumed perAs the full effect of these cutbacks Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb square foot, the growth of the base FY11 Electrical Consumptionis analyzed, anticipate further in- is accounted for in the metric,” he How Are We Doing?formation being provided in future Monthly Average Consumption explained. Base Energy Conservation Effortseditions of The Sky Ranger.