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  1. 1. May 2, 2012Top StoriesSpirit of 1812 Navy Still Visible in Today’s NavyBy George Lammons, CNMOC Public Affairs Rear Adm. Jonathan White, commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, told themembers of the Kenner Rotary Club that the spirit of the Navy that helped win the War of 1812 is alive and wellin todays Navy, 200 years later."Warfighting is our first priority," White said. "We alwayshave to be ready to respond. We operate forward."Whites address, on April 18, coincided with Navy WeekNew Orleans and The War of 1812 BicentennialCommemoration events in New Orleans. The events werepart of a series of city visits by the Navy, Coast Guard,Marine Corps and Operation Sail that began this monthand concludes in 2015. New Orleans is the first and thelast city visit in the series.New Orleans hosted 10 U.S. and foreign Navy and CoastGuard ships, including three Navy warships, USS Wasp(LHD 1), USS Mitscher (DDG 57), and USS DeWert (FFG45) as part of the celebration.White said that the War of 1812 established the fledgling Rear Adm. Jonathan White, commander of the NavalUnited States as a nation and was led by and largely won Meteorology and Oceanography Command, speaks toby a young U.S. Navy. the Kenner (La.) Rotary Club as a part of Navy Week New Orleans and The War of 1812 Bicentennial"The men who manned our sailing ships in those days Commemoration events in New Orleans. The eventswere a cut above," he said. were part of a series of city visits by the Navy, CoastThe Navy continues to attract some of the best and Guard, Marine Corps and Operation Sail beginning inbrightest of their generation, who White said are some of April 2012 and concluding in 2015. New Orleans is thethe nations finest men and women. But the Navy also has first and the last city visit in the series. U.S. Navy photochanged to become a more diverse force. He said that by George Lammons
  2. 2. when he came into the Navy in the early 1980s, women couldnt serve on combatant ships. Today, he said to emphasize the change, the Expeditionary Strike Group visiting the city for the celebration is led by a woman, Rear Adm. Ann Phillips. In 30 years, the Navy has moved from having no women serving on combatants to having women lead combatant groups. "We understand the physical environment better than anyone else," he said. That expertise gives the U.S. Navy an advantage when facing opposing forces. "We want home-field advantage at away games," he said using a sports analogy. "We dont want to play home games. We like away games." Rear Adm. Roy Nash, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District, Rear Adm. Jonathan White, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, and board members of the New Orleans Southern Yacht Club salute as the flag is raised during the yacht clubs opening regatta during The Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in New Orleans. U.S. Navy photo by Cathy WillisItems of InterestAcademy Midshipmen participate in arctic exerciseBy Midshipman 1st Class Ben Aspholm, Midshipman 1st Class Kyle Crowder, Midshipman 2nd Class WillParker and Midshipman 2nd Class Rebecca WatsonFour midshipmen and three officers from the Naval Academy Oceanography Department travelled to Barrow, Alaska, the “Northern Most Point in the U.S.” March 7-15, as part of the U.S. Naval Academy Polar Science Program (USNA-PSP). The program is designed to introduce midshipmen to the unique environment of the polar regions through academic course work, design/build projects, scientific research and field experiments. The trip provided the midshipmen with the opportunity to participate in a major, international arctic research program. The seven U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) representatives, Lt. Cmdr. John Woods, Cmdr. Joe Smith and Cmdr. Carl Hager ventured to the arctic with Midshipman 1st Class Ben Aspholm,From left to right: Cmdr. Joe Smith, Midshipman 2nd Class Midshipman 1st Class Kyle Crowder, MidshipmanRebecca Watson, Midshipman 2nd Class Will Parker, 2nd Class Will Parker and Midshipman 2nd ClassMidshipman 1st Class Ben Aspholm, Midshipman 1st Class Kyle Rebecca Watson, to deploy a USNA-PSP arctic buoy (IceGoat1), collect acoustic data and obtainCrowder and Lt. Cmdr. John Woods prepare to break down the samples for biochemical research.snow machine trail to the science site.
  3. 3. U.S. Navy and SHOM Sign Technical AgreementCommander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography CommandRear Adm. Jonathan White (left) and Vice Adm. Brunco Frachon,General Director of Frances Service Hydrographique etOceanographique de la Marine (SHOM), sign a technicalagreement between SHOM and the U.S. Navy regarding militarysurveys and the exchange of hydrographic and oceanographicinformation. The signing took place during the InternationalHydrographic Conference last week in Monaco. U.S. Navy photoby Kaley Turfitt The XVIIIth International Hydrographic Conference Dominc Avery, Naval Oceanographic Office, The XVIIIth International Hydrographic Conference explains ship operational capability to visitors commenced in Monaco last week. IHB President aboard oceanographic survey ship USNS Bruce Adm. Maratos said, "The purpose of this C. Heezen (T-AGS 64). The Naval Meteorology conference is to discuss what this organization has and Oceanography Command and the Naval accomplished over the last five years and what it Oceanographic Office hosted a reception on- will achieve over the next five. It is expected to be board Heezen at the XVIIIth International challenging and hopefully just as successful as the Hydrographic Conference in Monaco. U.S. Navy last five." The conference brought together more photo by Kaley Turfitt than 300 senior delegates representing 80 member states of the International Hydrographic Organization, including Rear Adm. Jonathan White, commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, and several other representatives of Naval oceanography. U.S. Navy photo by Kaley Turfitt
  4. 4. Stennis Remembers Dr. Bill Burnett, deputy and technical director of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, presents Mrs. Anne Levy with a poster commemorating her talk at the annual "Holocaust: Days of Remembrance" program at Stennis Space Center. Levy, a resident of New Orleans, is a native of Poland who survived the Holocaust and emigrated to the United States following World War II. U.S. Navy photo by George LammonsVisitors Lt.j.g. Jen Gruber, Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center (NOMWC), briefs Adm. John Harvey, Commander of U.S. Lt. Laura Dehaan (left), Fleet Survey Team, and Fleet Forces, on the operation of a data Aerographer’s Mate 3rd Class Clinton Boyle (right), fusion center in a mine warfare operation Fleet Survey Team, brief Mr. Christopher Thayer during Harveys visit to the Naval (center), Director, Contractor Operated Ships, Meteorology and Oceanography Military Sealift Command, on Fleet Survey Team’s Command and the Naval Oceanographic operations and capabilities, Stennis Space Center, Office, Stennis Space Center, Miss., April Miss., April 16. U.S. Navy photo by Becky Burke 20. U.S. Navy photo by George Lammons
  5. 5. Vice Adm. William French (center), Commander, Mr. Mark E. Kosnik, Executive Director of Navy Navy Installations Command, is briefed on Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, asks Oceanography Mine Warfare Center capabilities, Aerographers Mate 2nd Class Sapheria Myers of Stennis Space Center, Miss., April 12. U.S. Navy Fleet Survey Team about her recent deployment photo by George Lammons during his visit to the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command and the Naval Oceanographic Office. Kosnick made his visit on April 25. U.S. Navy photo by George LammonsPromotionsCaptain SelecteesThe following commanders serving in Naval Oceanography have been selected for promotion to captain: MarcC. Eckardt, Michael J. Roth, Frank M. Schenk Jr., Peter J. Smith, Robert W. Witzleb and Jason L. Ansley.Master Chief SelecteesThe following reserve aerographers mates have been selected for master chief: Bruce E. Kitts and Lee AnnSmart.Social MediaFollow Naval Oceanography and Rear Adm. Jonathan White on Facebook and @navyoceans onTwitter to keep up with all the latest news and images from the Naval Meteorology andOceanography community.
  6. 6. Rear Adm. Jonathan W. White, USNCommander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography CommandNaval Meteorology and Oceanography Command News1100 Balch Boulevard, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529The editorial content of this newspaper is edited and approved by the public affairs officeof the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command.Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command editorial staff: Public Affairs Officer/Editor Cathy L. Willis Public Affairs Assistant/Editor George M. Lammons Editorial Assistant/Writer/Layout Kelly LeGuillon Design Jenni T. ErvinThis newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the military services. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the officialviews of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Navy and do not imply endorsement thereof. NMOC News is a biweekly electronic internal newsletter, distributed by the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Public Affairs Office. To obtain guidelines for contributing information to NMOC News, or for any other questions, please contact: Tel: (228) 688-4384 • Fax: (228) 688-4880 • E-mail: cathy.willis@navy.mil