A.J. Barnaby (98) Navy Midshipmen NT, amps up the Midshipmen crowd before the start
of the Army Vs. Navy Game December 14 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The
Navy Midshipmen won 34-7. The Midshipmen haven’t lost to Army since 2001 and lead the
series 58-49-7. Navy’s 12-game run is the longest in the history of the rivalry that began in
1890. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ace Rheaume
DLA Troop Support Clothing and
Textiles employees and members of
Philadelphia Compound Veterans
Committee with items donated by
C&T employees for The Veterans
Group, a homeless veteran’s shelter
located in West Philadelphia Nov.
27. Through the PCVC, C&T
employees donated hundreds of
Thanksgiving food and household
items to the local shelter. Photo by
Clothing warfighters, helping homeless vets:
C&T donates Thanksgiving items to shelter
Story by Mikia Muhammad, DLA Troop Support
Despite a year of furloughs and shutdowns,
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Clothing and Textiles employees donated hundreds of
Thanksgiving meal items and household goods
to a local homeless veteran’s shelter, the supply
chain’s director said Nov. 27.
Air Force Col. Jody D. Cox presented The
Veterans Group Executive Director Matthew Dunphy with the items on behalf of the Philadelphia
Compound Veterans Committee.
“I would say there are a lot of big hearts
in Clothing and Textiles,” Cox said. “What I’m
struck by is it’s been a tough year, it’s been a
tough series of years. It can be trying times in
some of your households, and yet this is the result.”
Donated food included turkeys, pies and
stuffing, in addition to household items like laundry detergent and shaving cream.
The Veterans Group is a nonprofit shelter in
West Philadelphia that provides Philadelphia-area
homeless veterans with food and various facilities
including a health and wellness center, gymnasium, and computer and counseling rooms, Dunphy
“Our veterans that come to us, their income
is limited,” Dunphy said. “We try to provide all the
food for them…so donations go a long way.”
This is the second year the PCVC donated to The
Veterans Group, member Marianne Bustin said.
The committee is comprised of representatives
from organizations on the Naval Supply Activity
Bustin, a C&T supply planner and Navy veteran that served as liaison between the two organizations, said the donation drive is a way for the
committee to reach out to veterans.
“For me, I’m one of the veterans,” Bustin
said. “I wasn’t wounded, I feel lucky. So I want to
share the wealth … for those who are less fortunate.”
Dunphy expressed gratitude for the donations.
“We just want to say ‘thank you,’” he said. “We
can’t do it alone. We need everybody to come together to help and I see that today. It’s just a great,
great day for us, for the veterans, for you guys, for
everyone. It’s about giving: our time, resources to
help another person out.”
Native American Culture Celebrated on NSA Phil
Strong Brown Turkey, White
Rabbit, Li Bad Wolf, and Chief
David Stands With Song perform
a traditional dance during the
annual National American Indian
Heritage Month program onboard
Naval Support Activity (NSA)
Philadelphia on November 14.
Photo by Edward Maldonado,
DLA Troop Support
Native American Culture Celebrated on
Naval Support Activity Philadelphia
Story by Margaret Kenyon-Ely, NAVSUP
Weapon Systems Support Office of Corporate
Chief David Stands With Song Hughes embodied
this year’s theme of “Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage
and Traditions” during the annual National American
Indian Heritage Month program onboard the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Philadelphia on November 14.
After beginning his keynote address in his native Cherokee language, Chief David, the Principal Chief of the
Eagle Medicine Band of Cherokee Indians (an indigenous community based in Pennsylvania with membership across the country), dispelled common myths and
detailed truths about Native American, or Indigenous,
“This country has come a long way in its social interactions and acceptance, but we have a long way to go
… There has been much progress over the last 20 years
with a conscious effort to try to bring a sense of dignity
to indigenous people both off and on the reservations,”
“I know for a fact that many of you have indigenous blood,” Chief David continued, adding: “A person’s geography or zip code doesn’t determine who that
person is. We should be proud of who we are and where
we come from. We have a legacy.”
NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP
WSS), Weapons Support Department Director, Col. Scott
V. Hallstrom, USMC, in his opening remarks recognized
the rich culture and courage of Native Americans.
“From the birth of the United States, American
Indians, or Native Americans, have contributed to the
fabric of our society with distinction … During this
month it is imperative to pay tribute to the dedicated
service and unique contributions of Native Americans,
to our country and military, past and present,” he emphasized.
Hallstrom also noted how Native Americans
have proudly served in the United States’ military
for the past two hundred years, focusing on the story
of how the famous Navajo Code Talkers took part in
every assault the U.S. Marines conducted in the Pacific
from 1942 through 1945 and how they served in every
Marine Division, in Marine Radar Battalions, and in
Marine Parachute units transmitting messages in their
native language, a code that the Japanese never broke.
Co-sponsored by the NAVSUP WSS Command
Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee
(EEOAC) and DLA Troop Support EEO Office, the
event also featured Command presentations to Chief
David by DLA Troop Support Commander Brig. Gen.
Steven A. Shapiro, USA, and Hallstrom on behalf of
NAVSUP WSS Commander Rear Adm. John G. King,
Another highlight of the program was the American Indian Harvest food samplings, which included
bison stew, corn bread and succotash, and new NAVSUP WSS Command EEOAC Chair Brian Keeley
served as the event emcee.
2013 Operation Gratitude participants and supporters gather in Philadelphia on November 8 to mark the annual program that provides
100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S.
Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders.
From left to right: FC1 Darryl Shinault, NAVSUP WSS; Lt. Rafe Ferguson, DLA Troop Support; Capt. Dan Hodgson, NAVSUP WSS;
Ms. Carolyn Blashek, Operation Gratitude founder; Command Sergeant Major Vincent Lewis, Army Recruiting Command Philadelphia;
Lt. Cmdr. Matt Brickhaus, NAVSUP WSS; IT3 Andrew Bussard, NAVSUP WSS; IT2 Nicholas Crowe, NAVSUP WSS; and HMC Joseph
D. Rawson, Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia. Photo by Brea Webster-Stanko, Philadelphia Sports Congress.
NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Military Thanks
Deployed Service Members through Operation Gratitude
Story by Lt. Daron Weber, NAVSUP Weapon
Systems Support Military Publicist
Military service members from Philadelphia
showed their gratitude for service-connected people
by collecting care package items in support of Operation Gratitude on city-wide Operation Gratitude
Day held on November 8.
Operation Gratitude Day was coordinated by
the Philadelphia Sports Congress and NAVSUP
Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) Philadelphia.
Fifty-one military volunteers from four Philadelphia commands, 23 of whom came from NAVSUP WSS, helped civilian volunteers collect over
4,435 pounds of care package items from 23 collection points throughout Philadelphia and New Jersey.
Additionally, volunteers collected a total of $4,000
and over 500 hand-written holiday cards.
But the dollar value of the items will not
outweigh the feelings that service members will
experience when they receive the care packages.
“People deployed overseas are not forgotten
during the holiday season, and we want them to
know that,” said Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Brickhaus,
NAVSUP WSS Joint Strike Fighter Action Officer
and military volunteer coordinator for Operation
Gratitude Day in Philadelphia. “I have received
care packages many times before, and I can’t tell
you how good of a feeling it is to receive them.”
The Operation Gratitude program seeks to
lift morale and put smiles on faces by sending
care packages addressed to individual soldiers,
sailors, airmen and Marines deployed in harm’s
way, to their children left behind, and to veterans,
Wounded Warriors and first responders, according
to the Operation Gratitude web site.
CFC Inaugural 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Volunteers and participants of the Inaugural Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament take a group photo
after the tournament December 3. Donations raised in the tournament are forwarded to CFC Wounded Warrior Charities.
Photo Courtesy of Joshua W. Mangum
First Place - DLA BALLERS
Second Place - MAMBA
Third Place - PB & J
Special Thanks to Naval Support Activity Philadelphia CPOA and Team SPAWAR for volunteering to keeping time/score/officiating
The Army Black Knights
and Navy Midshipmen
prepare to begin the second
half of the annual Army Vs.
Navy Game December 14
at Lincoln Financial Field
in Philadelphia. The Navy
Midshipmen won 34-7. The
Midshipmen haven’t lost to
Army since 2001 and lead
the series 58-49-7. Navy’s
12-game run is the longest
in the history of the rivalry
that began in 1890. U.S.
Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st
Class Ace Rheaume
The Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen face off during the Third Quarter of the
annual Army Vs. Navy Game December 14 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The Navy Midshipmen won 34-7. The Midshipmen haven’t lost to Army since 2001 and lead
the series 58-49-7. Navy’s 12-game run is the longest in the history of the rivalry that began
in 1890. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ace Rheaume
1. EAT A VARIETY OF FOODS. Choose foods wisely from
all of the food groups.
10. CHOOSE FOODS HIGH IN FIBER. A high fiber diet may
reduce the risk of certain types of cancer and may help
to control blood cholesterol levels. Whole grains, fruits
and vegetables are high in fiber.
2. BALANCE YOUR CALORIES. Use the food guide pyramid as a guide to help you eat a nutritious, well balanced diet. A majority of calories should come from
complex carbohydrates, vegetables and fruits. Milk
products and meats should be used moderately, while
fats and oils should be used sparingly.
11. EAT THREE MEALS OR MORE EACH DAY. Skipping meals often leads to overeating or eating the
wrong foods. Try keeping nutritious food on hand
for a healthy snack.
3. CHOOSE FOODS LOW IN FAT. The American Heart Association recommends limiting your daily fat intake to
no more than 30% of your total caloric intake.
4. LIMIT YOUR INTAKE OF ANIMAL FATS.
A diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol is associated
with elevated blood cholesterol levels. Try to avoid high
fat dairy products, fatty meats, poultry skin, lard, palm
oil and coconut oil.
5. REMEMBER TO EAT FIVE A DAY. It is important to
include at least five servings of fruits and vegetables
each day. Fruits and vegetables are high in vitamins,
minerals and fiber and low in fat. Some may also play a
protective role against certain types of cancer.
6. INCLUDE HIGH COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES IN YOUR
DIET. The food guide pyramid recommends 6-11 servings of complex carbohydrates per day. Foods high in
complex carbohydrates are breads, cereals, rice, pasta
and starchy vegetables.
7. USE SUGARS ONLY IN MODERATION. Concentrated
sweets like those found in candy, cookies, sodas, etc.
provide calories with little nutritional value. These
foods also contribute to tooth decay.
8. USE SALT IN MODERATION. Many prepared foods,
frozen foods, cured foods and snack foods are high in
salt. Try preparing meals with fresh herbs or spices.
9. LIMIT YOUR ALCOHOL INTAKE. A moderate alcohol
intake for women is 1 drink per day, and 2 drinks per
day for men. However, alcohol isn't calorie free and
provides very little nutritional value.
12. SELECT NONFAT OR LOWFAT DAIRY PRODUCTS.
These milk products will supply needed calcium without the extra fat. Calcium is important in the prevention of osteoporosis.
13. READ FOOD LABELS. Limit foods that provide more than
3 grams of fat per 100 calories. Pay attention to servings
sizes, the amount of sugar, cholesterol and sodium.
14. CHOOSE LEAN CUTS OF MEAT, CHICKEN WITHOUT
SKIN AND FISH. Trim all visible fat off meat before
cooking and limit serving sizes to 3-4 ounces, which is
equivalent to the size of a deck of cards.
15. SUBSTITUTE WITH LOW FAT TOPPINGS. Substitute
mustard, vinegar and salsas for butter, mayonnaise and
16. COOK LOWFAT. Cook foods by baking, broiling, steaming, poaching, roasting and microwaving using little or
no added fats.
17. SNACK ON HEALTHY FOODS. Eat snacks that are low
in fat and high in nutrients such as: fruits, vegetables,
unbuttered popcorn, pretzels, rice cakes and unsweetened cereals.
18. TRY A VEGETARIAN MEAL AT LEAST ONCE EACH
WEEK. Use grains, pasta, rice or beans to provide the
foundation for a healthy, delicious, lowfat meal.
19. DINE LEAN WHEN EATING OUT. Ask for sauces and
dressings on the side. Choose fish or lean meats and avoid
fried foods. Try ordering fruit as your dessert. If serving
portions are large, eat half and take the rest home.
20. STILL NEED HELP? Contact your local American Heart
Association, or ask your Primary Care Manager.
Preventive Care Services
VISIT US AT WWW.HEALTHNETFEDERALSERVICES.COM
6000591 (9/04 P93)
2014 reservations are available for the MWR Picnic
Pavilion Area. The rental fee is $70 and includes use
of the MWR pavilion, sand volleyball court, horseshoe
pits, the basketball court, and assorted lawn games.
Access to a refrigerator and indoor restrooms is also
included. (Payment of the rental fee is required to
reserve your date.)
Looking for something fun to do after work? Fran's
Hangar Bay (MWR All Hands Club) is open Wednesday
and Thursday nights at 4:00. The Club is also available
to rent for your next special occasion.
What: MWR Fitness Body Fat Challenge
When: Feb 16th-April 12th
Rules: Participants will do their initial body composition analysis on Feb 16 or 17. After that, participants
will return weekly for body composition analysis with
a MWR Fitness Specialist. Participants will need to
check-in with the Fitness Center on a weekly basis for
ongoing body composition analyses. The final analysis
will be completed in April 13 or 14.
(All results will be kept confidential.)
Top contestants will be awarded prices. For more information or a complete set of incentive program rules,
contact the MWR Fitness Center at 215-697-2069 or
For more information, please contact the ITT office at 215697-5392 or NSAPHILITT@navy.mil or the Club office at
215-697-4101 or e-mail NSAPHILMWR@navy.mil.
DLA Bowling League
Looking to make
When: Monday Nights, 5:45 pm
Mondays more fun?
Where:5830 Castor- Thunderbird Lanes Join the DLA bowling
league’s first season.
Starting: January 13th 2014
Cost: $15 (includes 3 games, shoes, and year end party)
4 person teams- Don’t have a full team? No worries, come and we will match
you up with other to make a team.
POC: Chris Harmer 215-737-2889 Email: Christopher.Harmer@dla.mil (Bowling in subject line)
Carpool: 20 years experience, Warminster area, and towns
along routes in. Wed and Thurs. 630 to 5 p.m. Currently
down to 2 people saving gas and wear and tear. For more info
please contact Mike Gross (215) 737-5354
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Preparedness Empowers You
It saves lives, property, and time.
Emergencies happen, often with
little or no notice. By taking action
beforehand you can be prepared
for any emergency.
Be Ready Navy!
I am. Are you?
Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with
blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. The extreme cold and heavy
snowfall that accompany winter storms can be debilitating and dangerous. Winter
storms can affect everyone, even those who usually experience mild winters. Heavy
snowfall can be blinding for drivers and dangerous for those it traps indoors. Winter
storms also may include high winds, sleet, freezing rain, frozen roads, power outages,
and dangerously cold temperatures.
❶ Be informed and know winter
How to Prepare
• Freezing rain—Rain that
freezes when it hits the ground.
Ice may coat roads, walkways,
trees, and power lines.
• Sleet—Rain that freezes into
ice pellets before it reaches
the ground. Sleet can cause
moisture on roads and walkways to freeze.
• Winter storm watch—A winter
storm is possible. Stay tuned to
radio or TV for more information and instructions.
• Winter storm warning—A
winter storm is occurring or
will occur soon.
• Blizzard warning—Considerable amounts of snow with
sustained winds or frequent
gusts up to 35 mph are expected
to prevail for at least three
hours. Visibility is reduced to
less than a quarter mile.
• Frost/freeze warning—
❷ Be aware of the risk for severe
winter weather in your area.
❸ Be aware that the most destructive
home fires happen during winter
weather due to improper use of
❹ Make a plan and consider what to
use for emergency heat in case the
electricity goes out:
• Fireplace with ample supply of
• Small, well-vented camp stove
• Portable space or kerosene
heater (check with your fire
❺ Make sure your home is properly
❻ Caulk and weather strip doors and
windows to keep out cold air.
❼ Insulate pipes to prevent freezing.
❽ Build an emergency kit that in-
cludes rock salt, sand, snow shovels
and other snow-removal equipment,
adequate winter clothing, and
batteries for radio and flashlights.
❾ Keep your car’s gas tank full to keep
the fuel line from freezing and for
❿ Make sure you have an adequate
amount of winter clothing and
blankets for your family.
What to Do If There Is a Winter
• Minimize travel. Travel only if you
must, during the day and on main
• Stay inside and monitor the radio
or TV for more information or
• Eat regularly and drink plenty
• Practice fire safety, and make sure
there is plenty of ventilation if you
are using a heat source that can produce hazardous smoke or fumes.
• Dress in several layers of warm
• If you are outside:
» Do not overexert yourself by
shoveling snow or any other
» Cover your mouth to protect your
lungs from the extremely cold air.
» Keep dry and change any wet
clothing as soon as possible.
• Watch for signs of frostbite: loss
of feeling or pale appearance in
extremities. Travel only if you must,
during the day, and on main roads.
• If you are trapped in your car by a
» Pull to the side of the road and
put the hazard lights on.
» Remain in the vehicle, where rescuers are most likely to find you.
» Run the engine for 10 minutes
every hour to keep warm.
» Exercise to maintain body heat,
but do not overexert yourself.
» Drink fluids to avoid dehydration.
» At night, take turns sleeping and
turn the inside light on.
» Be careful not to waste battery
» If you are stranded in a remote
area, stomp large block letters in
an open area that spell “HELP” or
» Leave the car on foot only if absolutely necessary and the blizzard
• Watch for signs of hypothermia:
uncontrollable shivering, memory
loss, disorientation, slurred speech,
• Stay tuned to radio or TV for more
information or instructions.
What to Do after a Winter Storm
• Be aware of the possibility of flooding after a winter storm.
• Seek medical attention immediately
• Be very careful driving as roads may
still be wet or frozen.
• Once you are in a safe place, muster
with your command if you are
military or civilian personnel or a
member of the selective reserves.
Where to Find Additional
• Centers for Disease Control and
• Department of Homeland Security
(Ready.gov) & FEMA—
• If signs of hypothermia are detected, keep the victim warm by
removing all wet clothing, warm the
center of their body first, and seek
medical attention immediately.
Be Ready Navy—Be informed before, during, and after an incident; make a written
family emergency plan; and build an emergency supply kit good for at least three days.
Ten Ways to
Switch to compact fluorescent lights from incandescent bulbs whenever possible.
CFLs are 3 to 4 times more efficient and last 10 times longer.
Save electricity when cooking by using a kettle or covering a pan when boiling water.
Plus turn off the burners and the oven several minutes before the cooking time is
over. Both will shorten the amount of time the heating elements are on.
When washing clothes, wash in cold water whenever possible. Save warm/hot water
cycles for whites and hard-to-clean items. Always rinse in cold water.
Use a programmable thermostat for automatic energy savings. Set the thermostat
for lower heating temperatures at night when everyone is asleep and during the day
if nobody is home.
To operate your air conditioner unit more efficiently, turn on your ceiling fans to
create air movement across the skin, lowering skin temperature through evaporation. You can raise the A/C thermostat setting up to 4 degrees F without any decrease
in comfort. Each degree you raise the thermostat above 78 degrees F you save about
7 to 8 percent on your electric cooling costs.
Close your blinds and drapes at night in the winter to keep the cold out.
Clean or replace filters regularly on furnaces and air conditioners and remove debris
and leaves from outside units so vents don’t clog.
Caulk and weatherstrip doors and windows that leak air.
Help create shade on the sunny side of your house by planting a tree or adding a
retractable awning on a window. Eliminating the heat and glare of the sun on the
house will lower your cooling bills. A retractable awning will let more sun in on those
cool days as well.
If you are leaving a room for any length of time, shut off the lights and any appliances
there, anything that is using electricity that doesn’t need to be on. Unplug battery
chargers, such as cell phone chargers, when they aren’t in use. Conventional battery
chargers, even when not actively charging a product can draw as much as 5 to 20
times more energy than is actually stored in the battery.
NAVFAC Mid Atlantic Engineer Of The Year
PWD Pennsylvania Officer Named
NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic’s Engineer of the Year
Story by Tom Kreidel, Naval Facilities
Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs
Lt. Cmdr. James Sullivan is our Facilities Engineering and
Acquisition Division Director for all three active duty
installations and 11 NOSCs.
Lt. Cmdr. James Sullivan and Marvin Newtown
were announced as the Naval Facilities Engineering
Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic Engineers of the
Sullivan, a native of Deadwood, South Dakota
works as the Facilities Engineering and Acquisition
Division (FEAD) Director for Public Works Department
Pennsylvania and Newton, who hails from Newport
News, Va., serves as the electrical commodity manager
and supervisor of the Technical Electrical Distribution
group in the Utilities and Energy Management Product
Line in Public Works.
Sullivan, who led a 46-person team in awarding
575 design and construction contract actions valued at
over $65 million across a five-state area of responsibility
in fiscal year 2012, is a 2001 graduate of South Dakota
State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Civil Engineering and holds master’s degrees in civil
engineering and business administration.
“I am truly honored to receive the credit for all the
hard work of my entire team,” said Sullivan. “We have a
great group of professionals at Public Works Department
Pennsylvania who really care about the mission and take
care of each other.”
According to Cdr. Andrew Sullivan, Public Works
Officer at PWD Pennsylvania, Sullivan developed and
implemented a safety review process that has seen two
consecutive years with no contractor mishaps and oversaw a Utilities Energy Saving Contract that will save the
government $2.2 million a year in energy costs.
“I am proud of our Engineers of the Year, along
with everyone who was nominated,” said Capt John Korka, commanding officer NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic. “We
are very fortunate to serve with a vast number of extraordinary engineers who lead NAVFAC and the Navy with
dedication, service, selflessness and technical superiority.
They continue to build to our 171 year legacy of serving
the Navy with the Can Do spirit. “