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                                                                                                                                                                        Vol. 14, No. 4                                                     Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas                                                 February 14, 2008

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                                                                                                                                                                                                   Patriot Guard brings out the best in Corpus Christi
                                                                                                                                                                                                   by Bob Torres, Public Affairs Officer


           2008 Volkswagen Jetta29 M9GMP20082008 VolkswagenBeetle Beetle29
         •	 Power	Windows                                                               •	 Power	Locks

            2008 Volkswagen Jetta P G Volkswagen New New9
         •	 Power	Locks
         •	 Speed	Control
         •	 CD	Player
                                      2
                                                                 2         MPG
                                                                                        •	 Speed	Controls
                                                                                        •	 Leatherette	Seats
                                                                                        •	 Anti-Lock	Brakes
         •	 Anti-Lock	Brakes                                                            •	 MUCH	MORE!
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                                                                                          Sale $19,179; VWCC Disc $284
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo by Bob Torres, Public Affairs Officer
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                                          17,699
                MSRP $17,918; VWCC Disc $219                                                 MSRP
                      $                           $ $                                                     18,895
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                                          17,699                                                        18,895
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                                          MSRP $17,918; VWCC DISC $219                             MSRP $19,179; VWCC DISC $284 VWCC DISC $284
                                                                                                                  MSRP $19,179;


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                                     MSRP $17,918; VWCC DISC $219
                                                                  +T,T&L                                          MSRP $19,179; VWCC DISC $284
                                                                                                    MSRP $19,179; VWCC DISC $284
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          •	 Power	Windows                                                               •	 Leatherette
          •	 Power	Locks                                                                 •	 Power	Locks
          •	 Leatherette	Seats                                                           •	 Speed	Control                                                                                          Members of the Patriot Guard are welcomed on NAS Drive in a show of support for the U.S. Armed Forces during a demonstration
          •	 CD	Player                                                                   •	 CD	Player                                                                                              on Feb. 2. The Patriot Guard was joined by thousands of other locals who came out to counter-protest a radical church from Kansas.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                It was an awesome sight, Feb. 2, as Corpus               alongside the road. A police patrol walked up and
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                                                                                                                                                                                           Christi Police cars blocked off Waldron Field Road            down the street, urging people to stay behind the

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                                                                                         STK#8D040945                                                                                      to allow the Patriot Guard on the road. They came             white line that indicated government property and



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                                                                                    STK#8D040945                                                                                           gines roaring and American flags waving proudly                    On many occasions, police officers stood qui-


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                                                                                              $
                                 +T,T&L
                     MSRP $25,630; VWCC DISC $235; OWNER LOYALTY BONUS $1,500
                                                                                                           +T,T&L
                                                                                                   MSRP $40,294; VWCC DISC $1,315                                       A tribute to Black as they cruised toward the NAS Main Gate.                     etly, sometimes with smiles as people would step
                                                                                                                                                                        History                 As row after row of riders and cycles filled the         out, turn and take photos of their friends or the
                         MSRP $25,630; VWCC DISC $235; OWNER LOYALTY BONUS $1,500                                MSRP $40,294; VWCC DISC $1,315
                                                                                                                                                                        Page 4             street, it was an All-American show of unity that             rows of motorcycles and then return behind the




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo by Bob Torres, Public Affairs Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                           turned an ordinary Saturday into a patriotic show of          white line.
                    MSRP $25,630; $235; Owner OWNER Bonus BONUS
          MSRP $25,630; VWCC DiscVWCC DISC $235;LoyaltyLOYALTY$1,500$1,500                                      MSRP $40, 294; VWCC Disc $1,315
                                                                                                                  MSRP $40,294; VWCC DISC $1,315
                                                                                                                                                                                           force in support of America’s men and women in                     On a couple of occasions, the crowd surged to
                      MSRP $25,630; VWCC DISC $235; OWNER LOYALTY BONUS $1,500                      MSRP $40,294; VWCC DISC $1,315
                                                                                                                                                                                           uniform.                                                      “false alarms” as people with placards were mis-

               653-8400             877-511-8969                                                                                                                                                “If these guys know what’s good for them, they
                                                                                                                                                                                           won’t even show up,” said the mother of a Sailor,
                                                                                                                                                                                           referring to the Westboro Baptist Church members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         taken for the WBC group.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “We’re here to enforce the rights of people to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         gather and have a forum of free speech,” said Chief

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                                                                                                                                                                                           who threatened to have a protest rally in front of the        of Police, Bryan Smith. “It’s a great show of support
                                                                                                                                                                                           NAS Corpus Christi front gate.                                for our troops that this many people are here today


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                                                                                                                                                                                                That sentiment and more were voiced as an es-            as a rallying point for freedom. It’s almost like a


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                                                                                                                                                                                           timated 3,000 military supporters lined NAS Drive,            patriotic holiday!”
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                                                                                                                                                                                           tered among the crowd.                                        motorcycles? And look around, everyone’s talking,
                                                                                                                                                                                                As noon approached, more and more support-               there’s no fight and people are just having a good A member of the Tribe of Judah arrives at
                    *Highway EMG
                *Highway EMG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the rally, one of 16 motorcycle clubs
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2           February 14, 2008                                                                                                                                                                         Wingspan          Wingspan                                                                                                                                February 14, 2008    19

Skipper’s Column
by Capt. Timothy Coolidge
                                                      A patriotic show from the heart                                                                         Wingspan                                                                                                                                                                 Valentine Style
                                                                                                                                                            NAS Corpus Christi
    I want to address the huge display           show their support of the Military. The                                                                                                                                                                          EST. 1949

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gift Certific ates
of support for the military I observed on        crowd began arriving before 9:30 a.m. The
                                                                                                    of appreciation were being expressed to            “Exceeding Expectations Through
Saturday, February 2. As you recall, a
group from Topeka, Kan., advertised a
                                                 procession was lead by members of the
                                                 Patriot Guard. The Patriot Guard motor-
                                                                                                    all who serve – Air Force, Army, Coast
                                                                                                    Guard, Marine Corps, Navy and Govern-
                                                                                                                                                           Pride In Performance”                                                                                  HOWARD’S
                     visit to picket out-
                                                                                                    ment Civilians.                                              Commanding Officer
                     side our Main Gate.
                     While it is well within
                                                 cycles were unmistakable, loud and
                                                 adorned with U.S. flags. As the morning
                                                 turned to afternoon, the crowds contin-
                                                                                                        As we made our trek drown NAS
                                                                                                    Drive, I felt as if I were in a Fourth of
                                                                                                                                                                  Capt. T.E. Coolidge
                                                                                                                                                                 Public Affairs Officer
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                                                                                                    July parade! There were U.S. flags ev-
                     their Constitutional
                     Right to express
                                                 ued to grow.
                                                     I made two drives off-base down NAS
                                                                                                    erywhere. There were cars driving up and
                                                                                                    down the street, one with red, white and
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                                                                                                                                                        Assistant Public Affairs Officer
                     themselves in the
                     manner they planned,
                                                 Drive on Saturday to take in the crowds.
                                                 The first, was with Corpus Christi Chief
                                                                                                    blue streamers on it. The chants and mes-
                                                                                                    sages on the hand-held signs were all
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                     it turns out their mes-
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                     nounced through the
                                                 of Police Bryan Smith; the other with
                                                 Assistant Chief of Police Ken Bung.
                                                 Bryan and Ken were recognized by ev-
                                                                                                    very supportive. As one gentleman said
                                                                                                    to me, “No one says bad things about
                                                                                                    our Corpus Christi Navy!” I’m convinced
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    In response to the planned picket-
                                                 proach and thank me for my service. The
                                                 thanks being expressed weren’t specifi-
                                                                                                    sidered “South Texas Navy” and South             Government, the Department of Defense, Department of
                                                                                                                                                     the Navy or the Department of the Army, and do not imply
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                                                 cally for me, Tim Coolidge. I just hap-
                                                 pened to be in a uniform and the folks
                                                                                                    try when we’re needed!
                                                                                                                                                     endorsement thereof.
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by Cmdr. Chin Van Dang, NASCC Chaplain                                                                                                               the Public Affairs Office of Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi,
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     The Navy Region Southeast F&ES Coun-
cil (Management and Labor partnering orga-
                                                 needed training to allow NAS Corpus Christi
                                                 F&ES to then begin implementation of the
                                                                                                    ing commitment from the top to the success
                                                                                                    of the program. We know we have a long road
                                                                                                                                                      Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                      Daily Mass:
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nization) met last year to discuss implemen-
tation of the IAFF/IAFC Fitness and
                                                 program. Additional equipment to support the
                                                 program was purchased midway through
                                                                                                    ahead of us as we all seek to meet our own
                                                                                                    fitness and wellness goals, but we are firmly
                                                                                                                                                      Monday - Friday – 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                      Religious Education: Sunday – 9:45 a.m.
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                        Wellness program.        FY07, and was received in November 2007.           committed to creating a working environment
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                        labor-management         mills, two Stair Master Stair machines, and        ing the high levels of fitness and health re-
                                                                                                                                                      Base Protestant Chapel
                                                                                                                                                      Protestant Worship Service:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Adult Volunteers                                                                      Make-over
                        agreement is to im-      the specialized assessment equipment used          quired of firefighters. To further improve the    Sunday - 10 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                               Dozen Red Roses
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                                                                                                         The fitness assessment protocol is com-
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                                                                                                                                                      (with dinner to follow)
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David Flores and Firefighter/EMT Alexander
Balderas attended an intensive week-long
                                                 on all Chief Officers, prior to starting on line
                                                 firefighters. This had the advantage of work-
                                                                                                    ber takes the fitness assessment, the member
                                                                                                    must first pass the annual physical conducted
                                                                                                                                                      Islamic Society of South Texas
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Peer Fitness Training course hosted at NAS/      ing out any bugs in the procedures, as well
                                                                                                                                                      Jumah Service – 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                      For other worship service times,                                                                    WWW.SeaCadetRegion85.org                                                     1220 Airline (Next to Toys ‘R Us)
JRB Fort Worth. This class provided the          as setting a positive example by demonstrat-       Fire House continued on page 12                   call 992-8550
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          marine Warfare Command (NMAWC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          passed from Rear Adm. John J. Waickwicz
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Admirals and officers of Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command salute the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Waickwicz’s 34 year
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          after completing his tour as Commander
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Submarine Group Trident in Silverdale,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Navy career mostly in
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                                                 Teri Markowsky • Donna Molohon • Janiel Hayes                    (also located in Calallen and Alice)                   Island. Includes all stainless appliances,
         See ad on page 12 for details.                                                                                                                                                                                                             our members’ financial well-being in mind. And that drives
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                                           Dramatically Improve                                                                                                    Celebrating Black History                                                                     Upcoming Events aboard NASCC
                                           Your Smile with the "Super Smile"
                                           Technique by Dr. Joseph Coniglio                                                                                                                                                                                     Traffic Safety Training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     NASCC will conduct the following safety classes throughout February: The MSF
                                                                                      Quality Treatment with                                                                                                                                                    Basic Rider Course (BRC) on Feb. 19-20 and 26-27; the MSF Experienced Rider Course
                                                                                      • Reasonable Fees                                                                                                                                                         (ERC) on Feb. 21 and 28; and the AAA/Driver Improvement Program on Feb. 25.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course requires individuals driving
                                                                                      • Free Initial Exam                                                                                                                                                       their motorcycle to the class to obtain a valid learner’s permit prior to attendance.
                                                                                      • No Down Payment                                                                                                                                                              The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Experienced Rider Course requires individuals to
                                                                                      • Low Monthly Fees                                                                                                                                                        have a valid motorcycle license prior to attendance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     There is no prerequisite for the American Automobile Association Driver Improvement
                                                                                      Less Treatment Time                                                                                                                                                       Program.
                                                                                      Fewer Treatment Visits                                                                                                                                                         All personnel must be scheduled for classes by contacting Lori Parker at 961-3673 or
                                                                                      Computer Assisted Technology                                                                                                                                              email lori.j.parker@navy.mil, even if utilizing ESAMS, to ensure classes do not exceed the
                                                                                      with Fixed or Invisible Braces                                                                                                                                            maximum number of students.
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                                                                                      "Super Smile" with Minimal                                                                                                                                                      Feb. 22 at the Gulf Winds Golf Course. Four-man scramble format with a shotgun start
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hattie McDaniel was the first African-                  at 9 am. Team meeting begins at 8:30 am. Come enjoy prizes, food, and great fun in the Texas

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                                                                                                                                                       Frederick Douglass was an orator, author and     performance as “Mammy” in Gone With the
                                                  • Corpus Christi                                                                                     statesman who said, “I would unite with any-     Wind in 1939.                                           Warrior Challenge 5K Run
                                                  • Kingsville                                                                                         body to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”                                                                Please join us outside Fitness Express on Feb. 22 for a 5K Fun Run! Check in time is 6:30 a.m., and
                                                  • Portland                                                                                                                                                                                                    the race starts at 7 a.m. Top finishers will receive a prize and bragging rights for their unit.
                                                  • Rockport                                                                                                                                                                                                    Karaoke Night at the Pizza Sub Pub
                                                  • 5 Points                                                                                                                                                                                                        Come join the Pizza Sub Pub for Karaoke Night and Couples Night! Karaoke Night will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                be on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. The Karaoke night special will be one large one-
                              Dr. Joseph Coniglio, D.D.S., M.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                 topping pizza and four drinks for only $13. Couples Night will be held on the 2nd and 4th
                                        Orthodontist
                                      (361) 993-2333
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday of every month! The Couples Night special will be 2 spaghetti with sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                meals, a side salad, garlic bread and drink for only $13. The hours of operation are Monday
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                                  Charles C. smith                                                                                                                                                                           The ironies of righteousness
                                                                                               Gambling continued from page 6                               Chaplain continued from page 2
                                                                                               men constitute the majority of horse race                    consider the benefits of loving all people.
                                                 Attorney at Law                               gamblers.                                                                                                                     by Lt. j.g. Caleb Booher, Asst. Public Affairs Officer
                                                                                                                                                                 One benefit, surely, is that it unites
                                                                                                    Help is available for those who sus-                    people. Modern technology may be use-                                 One of the virtues we Americans hold so
                                        Former Judge Advocate US Navy                          pect problems with gambling in themselves                                                                                     dear is our freedom of speech. We believe so
                                                                                                                                                            ful for that; however, without love, ma-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             deeply in this freedom that we extend it even
                                   •    Personal Injury                                        or others. First, it is important to recognize               chines can easily separate people. An-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to the strangest, most hateful people within
                                   •    Car Accidents                                          that there is a problem. As a Certified Com-                 other benefit of love is that it makes the
                                                                                               pulsive Gambling Counselor, let me illus-                                                                                     our midst. Recently, a group of protesters from
                                   •    Divorce                                                                                                             one who loves very happy. If you hate                            Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) in Kansas
                                                                                               trate some of the options that are available
                                   •    Bankruptcy 7 - 13                                      to someone who is struggling with a gam-
                                                                                                                                                            even one person, all joys will leave your                        sent notice that they were coming to Corpus
                                   •    Child Custody                                          bling problem. Group therapy can be uti-
                                                                                                                                                            heart. God wanted us to be happy, but                            Christi to celebrate the deaths of three of our
                                   •    Merit System Protection Board                          lized for support and encouragement from
                                                                                                                                                            happy in our belonging, and hence en-                            Navy family members. These deranged, con-
                                   •    Sexual Harassment                                                                                                   dowed us with a longing for love. There-                         fused people have picketed at funerals of
                                                                                               others who have been through the prob-                                                                                        American service members who have been
                                                                                                                                                            fore, we will be happy only when we all
                                                                                               lem. This can help the person confront the                                                                                    killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the
                                  615 North Upper Broadway Suite# 510                          problem and reduce the use of defense                        love one another.
                                                                                                                                                                 We are like stones joined in an arch                        world.
                                             (361) 883-1055                                    mechanisms. Another option is the use of                                                                                           The normal human reaction is to want to
                                                                                               medication in completely eliminating the                     and are bound to collapse unless we sup-
                                    Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization                                                                                                                                 silence those kinds of people. So we are each
                                                                                               gambling problem and/or significantly re-                    port one another. To be in love with all                         personally faced with a dilemma: How can
                                                                                               ducing it. Medication eases the recovery                     people is the greatest good and the great-                       something as virtuous as our freedom of
                                                                                               process similar to the way it is used to treat               est happiness.                                                   speech allow something so vile? Why does
                                                                                               alcoholism, obsessive-compulsive disor-                           A student once asked a professor,                           something so good come with such a para-
                                                                                               ders, and depression. Lastly, support                        “Would it be possible for all the people                         dox? It seems incomprehensible that the very
                                                                                               groups such as Gamblers Anonymous (GA)                       of the world to live in the State of Texas?”                     men and women they disparage are the same
                                                                                               provide a 12-step program and other sup-                     The professor thought for a little while,                        ones who make it possible for them to talk         Counter-protesters display the US flag
                                                                                               port. Gamblers Anonymous can help in de-                     estimated the size of the state and num-                         about it in public.                                during the Feb. 2 demonstration.
                                                                                               termining problems and has offices                           ber of people in the world, and answered,                             Our fallen brethren are exactly what
                                                                                               throughout the nation and internationally.                                                                                    Jesus meant by “greater love hath no man           their right. Purportedly, there were three thou-
                                                                                                                                                            “Yes, it would be possible if they love                          than this, that a man lay down his life for his    sand patriots lining NAS Drive that day in
                                                                                                                                                            one another.”                                                    friends.” Despite the greatness of these men       support of their fallen comrades and their
                                                                                                                                                                 In the end, there will never be peace                       and women, there are still people who hate         serving friends and family. Seemingly, it was
                                                                                                   Dr. Garcia is the owner of the Healing
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                                                                                                                                                            on earth unless this doctrine of love as
                                                                                                                                                            taught by God is put into practice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  But this is the nature of virtue; the irony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                enough to convince the members of the WBC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                not to show up. Had they shown, however,
                                                                                               If you have a question for Dr. Garcia, please                                                                                 of righteousness. All virtues will be used and     they would have exercised their right as well,
                                                                               with
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             remain virtuous and necessary. Freedom of               There is no need to fear the ironies that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             speech is part of the cement that holds this       come with righteousness. We have and must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             nation together and a national source of           continue to live with them, because any al-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             strength that has allowed all ideas to be tested   ternative is quite dismal. It is right that we

                                                                                                                                    William a. Thau iii, P.C.                                                                in the fires.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On a deeper look, we find that though
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                should feel anger when certain people take
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                liberties with rights paid for by the blood of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             we have the right to speak freely, we do not       friends and family. However, remember that
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                                                                                                                                           “Former U.S. Navy Lawyer”                                                         have the right to be heard. We cannot force        those comrades also paid for your right to

                                                                                                                                                                                 • Military Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             people to listen. In the end, the right course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             is not to forsake the freedom of speech to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                speak just as loudly and just as often.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             that freedom to drown them out.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We saw this very thing on a Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             morning in February when the Patriot Guard
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                                                                       Each aircraft carries a glass cockpit
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                                                                  months, not 25 years – it was different.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ignation for the most senior helicopter pi-      ing.”

                                                                                                        takes to the air
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           lot in the Navy. A flyby of four MH-60s               To arrive at the level of “metric fidel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Seahawks honored his retirement.                 ity” required, Waickwicz instituted a pro-
                                                                                                        by Multi-National Security Transition Command–Iraq                                                                                       “Rear Adm. Waickwicz was specially         cess that is open, inclusive and data-driven.
                                                                                                             Pull back and the trees get smaller;               into the air was much less. The school                                     selected in 2004 to head up inception of         The improvement programs move the pro-
                                                                                                        push forward and the trees get bigger.                  opened in October and within six months,                                   the Fleet ASW command,” said Mr. Jerry           cess forward to develop the right tools for
                                                                                                        It’s a simple explanation for flying that               the school had a commander, airplanes,                                     Ferguson, NMAWC’s Deputy Director. “He           the right mission at the right time.
                                                                                                        pilots give when talking about the simi-                instructors and students to fly them.                                      was then tasked to merge Fleet ASW with               “Rear Admiral Drennan is the right man
                                                                                                        larities between flying different air-                       “We’ve had a phenomenal amount of                                     the Mine Warfare command based in Cor-           to move this command forward,” Waickwicz
                                                                                                        planes. It’s also a foundation that former              progress since we’ve been here,” said                                      pus Christi Texas forming the Naval Mine         added.
                                                                                                        Iraqi pilots work from since returning to               U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Bennett,                                      and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command                    Waickwicz, who hails from Spencer,
                                                                                                        the Iraqi Air Force as flight instructors               commander of the 52nd Expeditionary                                        (NMAWC).”                                        Mass., begins his “new chapter” after a few
                                                                                                        in the country’s first flight school since              Flying Training Squadron. The squadron                                          “He accomplished both with excellence       days of relaxing and spending time with the
                                                                                                        Operation Iraqi Freedom began.                          advises the Iraqi flight school and helps                                  and determination to make it a command           family.
                                                                                                             The Iraqi Flight Training School, lo-              to train pilots.                                                           focused upon the mission and the people,”
                                                                                                        cated in Kirkuk, is training officers to fly                 Fighter pilots from Saddam                                            Ferguson added.
                                                                                                        fixed and rotary wing aircraft, producing               Hussein’s regime were the first pilots to                                       The initial premise was to build a struc-   (right) Rear Admiral Frank M.
                                                                                                        the future pilots of the Iraqi Air Force.               go through the training and become in-                                     ture that would implement training and as-       Drennan offers his vision to the crowd
                                                                                                             “After the war, I felt sad for my Air              structor pilots for the school. This allows                                sessment requirements to ensure qualita-         who gathered for the Naval Mine and
                                                                                                        Force,” said Iraqi Air Force Col. Karim,                the Iraqis to slowly take over the train-                                  tive and quantitative improvement in both                                                  VCCO-0479 • 10.25x11.5 • spot/red-blue • 1/20 • max
                                                                                                        the commander of the Iraqi Flight Train-                ing and push the Coalition advisors out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Anti-Submarine Warfare Command
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           communities.
                                                                                                        ing School. “I thought it would take 25                 of the training process.                                                        “NMAWC’s organizational template
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (NMAWC) Change of Command                                 Roger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Clemens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ceremony held aboard the Point
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                                                                                                        years to rebuild. The Air Force seemed                       “They’re really good pilots and re-                                   was optimized to deliver the concept of a
                                                                                                        so far away.”                                           ally good instructors,” said Bennett.                                      ‘Center of Excellence’ by bringing together      Loma Mine and Anti-Submarine




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo contributed by NMAWC
                                                                                                             The actual time it took to get Iraqis                   To date, the Iraqi instructor pilots                                  the highest level of MIW and ASW Sub-            Warfare Command Annex on Jan. 25.
                                                                                                                                                                          are flying about a quarter of all                                ject Matter Experts (SMEs),” Waickwicz           Command passed from Rear Adm.        VCCO-0479 • 10.25x11.5 • spot/red-blue • 1/20 • max
                                                                                                                                                                          training sorties and all of the                                  said. “Through many venues, but most im-         John J. Waickwicz to Rear Adm.




                                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Sr. Airman SerMae Lampkin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Roger

                                                                                                                                                                          flight scheduling. The Iraqis                                    portantly the innovative Mine and ASW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Clemens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Frank M. Drennan. Pictured behind
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                                                                                                                                                                          even handle the scheduling of                                    Warfare Improvement Programs which emu-          Rear Adm. Drennan is Vice Adm.
                                                                                                                                                                          their Coalition counterparts. By                                 late the successful and well regarded orga-      Samuel J. Locklear, Commander, U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                          December 2008, Iraqis are ex-                                    nization known as the Navy’s ‘Strike U’ or
                                                                                                                                                                          pected to control over 90 per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Navy Third Fleet and Mr. Jerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Topgun Command, metrics are utilized
                                                                                                                                                                          cent of the entire training pro-                                 building the cornerstone of decision mak-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ferguson, Deputy Director, NMAWC.


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                                                               by the NASCC Naval           firefighter should have a minimum VO2 Max              while maintaining the pace indicated by a                                                                            Open                                                Happy
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                                                               this translates into how
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                                                                                            factor is muscle endurance; although a
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                                                                                            work, it is also critical that this level of perfor-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo by Lt. Rob Rajotte, VT-35 Instructor Pilot
                                                                                                                                                                     Photos by Bob Torres, Public Affairs Officer




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photo by Anne Booher, Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leonard Cuellar, 8, Pilot for a Day, and Capt. Divi Del Orbe, USAF, spoke                                        Cuellar, who is being treated for Hodgkin’s disease at Driscoll Children’s Hospital,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    with the pilots of the B-1B Lancer of Dyess Air Force base. George Ruiz,                                         isn’t shy about showing his excitement over the the B-1 Bomber flyover. “This
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NASCC Pilot for a Day Founder, arranged the visit with Air Combat Command,                                       is what it’s all about!” says Lt. Rob Rajotte, Pilot for a Day coordinator.
    Patriot Guard riders arrive in Corpus Christi on the morning of Feb. 2. Bikers from across Texas rode to Corpus Christi to show their support for HM-15’s fallen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7th Bomb Wing, 9th Bomb Squadron in Abilene, Texas.
    Sailors, and also sparked a city-wide rally for all US Armed Forces.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vandel retires after 36 years civil service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    by Bill Love, NHCCC Public Affairs Officer


                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ortiz receives Navy Commendation                                                     Mrs. Marilyn A. Vandel,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the medical board, limited duty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and      decedent         affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     coordinator at NHCCC,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     retired Jan. 31, ending a 36-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     year civil service career that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     began in 1971 at the NASCC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Supply Department.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo by Bill Love, NHCCC Public Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              She said her most
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     members with their medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     boards and helping them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     transition to civilian life upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     being release from the military
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for medical reasons.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         She also says she is proud
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo by AC1 Christopher Balster    of the assistance that she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Capt. Stephen Riley (right), the US Navy’s Senior Air Traffic Controller,        provided to families in making
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Washington, D.C., presents AC1 Aaron Ortiz with a Navy-Marine Corps              funeral and transportation arrangements for their departed loved ones.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Commendation Medal for meritorious service aboard NAS Corpus                          Vandel and her husband, Bob, live in Corpus Christi and have a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Christi from Aug. 2003 to March 2008. Ortiz served as Training Chief             daughter, Patricia, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
                                                          It was reported that more than 580 bikes and                                                                                                              and was hand-picked to be the Division Leading Petty Officer. The end-                “Marilyn is a true friend,” said Ms. Deane McNabb about her co-
                                                          3000 people lined NAS Drive. The protesters                                                                                                               of-tour award was given in honor of his 20-year Naval career.                    worker who she has known since they both began working at NHCC in
    Creative messages of support were seen down the road. from Westboro Baptist Church never showed. A Gold Star mother proudly shows support for her                                                                                                                                                1991. “She will do anything and everything to support you and be there
    Although emotions ran high, there were no major                                                    son and personal hero, SSgt. Irvin Hollowell, who is                                                                                                                                          for you. She definitely knows her job. I don’t think anyone will ever come
    incidents of rowdiness or disruptive behavior.                                                     currently serving in Iraq.                                                                                                                                                                    close to being as good and knowledgeable as she is.”

				
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