April 2013 NSAP Freedom Flyer


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April edition of the Freedom Flyer. Newsletter for the Naval Support Activity Philadelphia community.

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April 2013 NSAP Freedom Flyer

  1. 1. April 2013
  2. 2. Solid Curtain/ Citadel Shield 2013 Robert Coll (center), from Philadelphia Fire Department Medical, assists a patient at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Philadelphia during Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC/CS) 2013 mass casu- alty drill at NSA Philadelphia February 21, 2013. Jim Josten (Left) applies make-up to Sarah Glinski, both assigned to Naval Supply Sys- tems Command (NAVSUP) Weapons Systems Support (WSS), before the start of a mass ca- sualty exercise during Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC/CS) 2013 at Naval Support Activ- ity (NSA) Philadelphia February 21, 2013. Solid Curtain/ Citadel Shield 2013 Story and photos by MC2(SCW) Ace Rheaume Personnel assigned to Naval Support Activity what everybody’s role is and I think it went very (NSA) Philadelphia and Philadelphia Naval Yard well,” said Brain Coll, from Philadelphia Fire Depart- (PNY) concluded the annual exercise Solid Curtain- ment Medical. Coll was one of many firefighters in Citadel Shield (SC/CS) 2013 on February 21. Philadelphia who helped with the exercise. SC/CS is an annual Navy Force Protection and “Developing the networking and getting to know Anti-Terrorism Exercise that is conducted to in- our response partners, is paramount in being able to crease readiness of security forces and response handle any event. Moving forward from there and to threats to on Navy installations throughout the continuing in an exercise with different tenant com- continental United States. mands will not only make them better but also our NSA Philadelphia conducted several drills responders better,” said Steve Michael, NSA Mechan- throughout February. These drills ranged from icsburg/Philadelphia Installation Training Officer. increased security threats to mass casualty and Michael was in charge of the coordination of train- response. ing for the Navy installations in Mechanicsburg and Various tenant commands and federal agencies Philadelphia. throughout NSA Philadelphia and surrounding com- SC/CS is just one way NSA Philadelphia and its munities worked together in a joint effort to coordi- tenant commands prepare themselves for any in- nate quick response and actions for this exercise. creased security threats that may occur. More training “I think it’s important that we prepare ourselves is scheduled in the future to help maintain and im- for this, because this can happen anytime, any- prove upon the knowledge gained in this exercise. where. We worked together as a team and know 1
  3. 3. Photos Rear Adm. David Baucom, Commander, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support, reads The Dr. Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham to children at the Child De- velopment Center (CDC) in Naval Support Activity (NSA) Philadelphia March 4, 2013. The reading is part of Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2, the birth- day of Theodor Seuss Geisel, author of the Dr. Seuss books. Cmdr. Robert Speight, Naval Support Activ- ity (NSA) Philadelphia officer in charge, Jennifer Hamby NSA Philadelphia Navy Exchange Branch Manager and Rear Adm. Robert Bianchi (Ret.), chief executive officer for the Navy Exchange Service Com- mand (NEXCOM), cut a cake marking the reopening ceremony of the newly remodeled NSA Philadelphia Navy Exchange (NEX) March 18, 2013. New additions to the NSA Philadelphia NEX range from expansions of several sections, new 60 in. high shelving and other renovations throughout the entire store. Members of the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) and Naval Support Activity (NSA) Philadelphia, cut a rib- bon marking the reopening of the newly remodeled Navy Exchange (NEX) March 18, 2013. Jenny Wallace the NSA Philadelphia Mo- rale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Direc- tor, Capt. James Smart, commanding officer of NSA Philadelphia, and Lt. Cmdr. (Sel) Jayson Dooley, assistant public works of- ficer for NSA Philadelphia, cut a ribbon for the re-opening of the Fitness Center in NSA Philadelphia. Repairs for the fitness center include a new roof, upgraded lighting, new fitness equipment, new ventilation system and new paint throughout the gym. Plan- ning and renovations for the fitness center started in January 2011. 2
  4. 4. YOU EAT. WE’LL FUEL. Healthy EatingJust as high-octane fuel is important for Navy jets, healthy eating is crucial for fueling the human body. The Health Promotion andWellness Department of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center understands the barriers to eating healthy. We have theeducational resources and materials you need to help you select nutrient dense, healthy food for optimal performance. To learn how our programs can help keep you fit for service and improve your overall health, visit us at WWW.NMCPHC.MED.NAVY.MIL/HEALTHY_LIVING NAVY AND MARINE CORPS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER PREVENTION AND PROTECTION START HERE
  5. 5. Naval Support Activity Philadelphia – Earth Day 2013 EventsDATE/TIME EVENT LOCATION17 April 2013 at Earth Day Annual Base Clean-up Meet at the Picnic0900 & Tree Planting Pavilion near the ballRain: 18 April fields Contact: Jayson Dooley Jayson.dooley@navy.mil (215) 697-6138
  6. 6. Thursday - June 27th Reservations/Payments required by: June 10thStarts at Noon For more information please contact:$120 per person Lee Adams / Dennis Donahue(Incudes) 700 Robbins Avenue Bldg 10 2nd FloorGolf, Cart, Lunch, Dinner and Prizes Philadelphia, PA 19111Hot Dinner Buffet after Golf nsagolfouting@navy.milDinner only Participants: $28 215-697-6692 / 215-697-6458Location:Five Ponds Golf Course1225 W. Street RoadWarminster, PA 18974(215) 956-9727
  7. 7. Spring into Safety Spring is a popular time to clean and reorganize homes and garages slightly neglected during the win- ter. Discard medicines, chemicals and cleaning products which are out-of-date and not clearly labeled, CLEANING and store them out of reach of children and pets. Separate newspapers, rags and other combustible material from fireplaces, dryers and other heating elements to prevent fire. Clean up clutter and store tools safely. Emergency rooms see more lawn mower mishaps each year. Rid the lawn of stones, sticks and other GRASS possible flying debris before mowing. Wear shoes and avoid loose-fitting clothes. Turn off the gas CUTTING tank when filling up, and store gasoline-approved containers in cool areas away from children, pets and homes. Never leave a running mower unattended, and constantly keep an eye out for children. Check barbecue grill propane tanks for gas leaks or cracks, and only grill outdoors. Do not grill in the GRILLING garage; this prevents carbon monoxide poisoning. Stay hydrated when performing yard duties in the hot sun, and use gloves, eye protection and other YARD protective clothing. Trimmers, power saws and other lawn tools cause numerous injuries each year. MAINTENANCE Operate tools safely and store them unplugged in a safe place. Do not use tools with broken or worn parts or wiring. Avoid contact with power lines, other wiring, ladders or cutting tools. POISONOUS PLANTS Familiarize yourself and family with the visual characteristics of poison ivy, oak, sumac and other harmful plants that can cause severe itching and health problems. Avoid these plants when outdoors. Avoid walking on thinly-iced lakes or rivers. Rivers can be dangerously high from excessive rain and WATER recent thawing of winter snow and ice. Avoid standing on river banks with swiftly-moving waters. SAFETY Spring waters can be cold enough to cause hypothermia. All boaters should take a safety course, wear life vests and be mindful of other boaters and partially submerged objects in the water. Humidity can bring harsh weather. Listen to weather reports for impending storms before going WEATHER outdoors and in or near water. Know what to do and where to seek shelter in the case of a tornado. Prepare an emergency kit with flashlights, a radio and extra batteries. Ladders cause many emergency room visits each year. Inspect ladders for loose rungs and keep them LADDERS secure and level. Follow weight restrictions. Extended reaching can lead to imbalance and injury. Allergies are a big part of spring for many people. Get advice from your doctor on which allergy ALLERGIES medication to keep handy and have it ready for anyone in the family that needs it. FIRE The warm days of spring are a good time to go over the fire escape plan with your family and start do- SAFETY ing some practice drills to make sure everyone knows what to do and where to go. Some other Spring safety tips include: • Always wear sunscreen outdoors. Even if its overcast, the UV rays can still cause sunburns. Re- member - SPF measures how long it can protect your skin. A 20 SPF protects you from burning 20 times longer than normal. OTHER • When youre going on camping trips or other long excursions, make sure you carry a first-aid kit TIPS with you, just in case. You can purchase a readymade kit or build one yourself. • It can be a good idea to use some sort of insect repellent. Some insects can carry dangerous diseases. There are many effective repellents on the market, including some organic ones, if youre concerned about the chemicals. Follow these safety and health tips, so you can ensure that your Spring is as safe, healthy and fun as possible.7
  8. 8. MWR/ITT Classifieds The Freedom Flyer will publish free listings of personal items for sale by personnel of the Naval and Defense Activities at Philadelphia. Such items and services must represent an incidental exchange between personnel on the installation and not beSpring and summer reservations are available for the business operations. Ads are limited to 15 words,MWR Picnic Pavilion Area. The rental fee is $70 and include Command/Code, one per employee, andincludes use of the MWR pavilion, sand volleyball court,horseshoe pits, the basketball court, and assorted lawn photos are highly encouraged. Work extensionsgames. Access to a refrigerator and indoor restrooms may only be used on car and van pool ads. All oth-is also included. (Payment of the rental fee is required ers must use a home or cell phone number. Ads areto reserve your date.) printed on a space available basis.Looking for something fun to do after work? Frans Send submissions to MC2(SCW) Ace Rheaume atHangar Bay (MWR All Hands Club) is open Wednesday ace.rheaume@navy.mil.and Thursday nights at 4:00. The Club is also availableto rent for your next special occasion.Planning a trip to New York City? Did you know that Find us on Facebook!you could book a show, tours, dinner, and an over- “Naval Support Activity Philadelphia”night stay through MWRs Broadway Spotlight TicketProgram? Visit the website at http://www.broadway-getaways.com/packages/packages.taf?pid=136215 Commanding Officerto see all of the wonderful opportunities available to Capt. James W. Smartyou. Want to enjoy a delicious meal before or afterthe show? Make reservations for a three course mealat the famous Russian Tea Room or Sardis. You can Officer-in-Chargeeven purchase tickets to visit the Empire State Building Cmdr. Robert SpeightObservatory or Top of the Rock at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.Also available are hotel accommodations at some of Deputy Site Manager NSAPthe citys best hotels, such as the Waldorf-Astoria and Dennis Donahuethe Four Seasons. Site Manager PNYYou can experience the unique history and beauty HTCS(SW) Charles Brautcheckof Philadelphia from the top of an authentic Londondouble-decker. Enjoy the most spectacular views of Editorial Directorthe city while a fully trained guide entertains you with MC2(SCW) Ace Rheaumefascinating facts and fun stories about Philadelphia andthe people who helped make the city what it is today. The Freedom Flyer is an authorized publication forSee Philadelphia at your own pace by hopping on and members of the military service and civilian personneloff at any of over 20 stops, or just sit back and soak in of the Navy and Department of Defense commands andthe history and the sunshine. ITT Big Bus Tour ticket activities located at the Naval Support Activity (NSA)prices are as follows: Adults $25.00, Children $9.00, Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Its con-and Seniors $23.00. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours tents do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S.on all Big Bus tour routes. Big Bus tours also have a Government, the Department of Defense, nor the U.S.partnership with the Philadelphia Trolley works so your Navy, and do not imply endorsement thereof. Theticket is valid on both Big Bus tours and Trolley Tour editorial content of this publication is reviewed, pre-Routes. pared, and distributed by the NSA Philadelphia Pub- lic Affairs Office. For more information please contact MC2(SCW) Ace Rheaume, NSA Philadelphia Public Af-For more information, please contact the ITT office at 215- fairs Officer, at 215-697-5995 or ace.rheaume@navy.mil.697-5392 or NSAPHILITT@navy.mil or the Club office at215-697-2297 or e-mail NSAPHILMWR@navy.mil. 8