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The United States Navy’s oldest, continuously published base newspaper Vol. 86, No. 23
Navy Night at the ‘Cell’
Photo by Scott Thornbloom, NSTC Public Affairs
A color guard from Training Support Center at Naval Station Great Lakes presents the colors at Navy Night during the National Anthem before a ballgame between the Chicago White
Sox and Oakland Athletics at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago. For the story and more photos turn to page 20.
VICTORY D-DAY TEST
Midway survivor tells Remembering the Emergency warning
his story. invasion of Normandy. system in housing.
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Page 2 • Friday, June 12, 2009 GREAT LAKES BULLETIN
Great Lakes Sailor shares story of accident, consequences
By SUSAN M. KOERNER than usual the night before. in addition to lingering effects est sister was killed by a
BULLETIN TSC Public Affairs Rising at 4 a.m., Howard com-
pleted his duties for room in-
of the injuries and civil
charges he faces. His injuries
drunk driver shortly before I
came into the Navy .”
Volume 86, No. 23 ICFN Jamale Howard spection, prepared his uni- included a dislocated hip, four Howard’s shipmates agree
The Great Lakes Bulletin is pub- thought he had a free weekend form and even visited the Loft shattered teeth, bruised ribs that his story will help them
lished every Friday by Lake County
to visit family and take a break where he did a strenuous and a partially punctured lung. think twice about their actions.
Journal, 34121 N. Route 45, Suite 224,
Grayslake, IL 60030, in the interest of .
from the Navy What he ended workout before leaving the “Because of my foolishness “I was shocked that he was
military and civilian personnel aboard up with was injuries, penalties base around noon. I may be leaving the Navy ear- 29, I was shocked that he was
Naval Station, Great Lakes. and an uncertain future. Over the course of the lier than I had planned and the father of a little girl, and
Howard presented his drive, Howard consumed the not at all in the way that I had had a sister that had been
EDITORIAL story at Ross Theater for the liquor and was nearly at his planned,” he said. killed by a drunk driver. You
Public Affairs Office safety presentation for destination when his car hit a Howard decided to share would think this story would
2601A Paul Jones St. tree. his story with his shipmates be from someone under age,
Great Lakes, IL 60088 Training Support Center
(847) 688-4808 (TSC) students. In the video, “After I turned the corner, I in the hopes that the message but it can happen to any one of
Howard described the events don’t remember anything will reach them. us,” said Airman Jennifer
Opinions expressed herein do not leading up to his fatigue and until waking up in the hospi- “I had heard all the safety Davis of Hemet, Calif.
necessarily represent those of the alcohol-related auto accident. tal in intense pain. The doctor messages about avoiding Fellow shipmate EMFN
United States Navy nor officials of Howard, 29, and the father was preparing to reset my hip, drugs, not driving drunk or Hamekaran Ramsaran of
Naval Station, Great Lakes. Deadline of a daughter had rented a car it was the worst pain I’ve ever while fatigued, about avoiding Queens, N.Y. agreed.
for submission of copy to GREAT for a three-hour trip home to felt,” he said. getting yourself into unsafe “I think the message will
LAKES BULLETIN is 4 p.m. on
central Illinois when he In the days following, situations and I always be positive, it shows we are all
Monday the week of publication.
stopped at a gas station and Howard would learn that by- thought it was for the younger shipmates and he was one of
ADVERTISING purchased liquor to drink on standers pulled him from the Sailors. But that was wrong, ours. We can learn from him,”
Lake County Journal the trip. wreckage moments before the you let your guard down and it he said.
34121 N. Route 45, Suite 224 “I didn’t think anything of interior of the car was in only takes that one time. TSC Safety Officer Randy
Grayslake, IL 60030 it, I had started drinking when flames. Think about the things you Carpenter says the video will
(847) 223-8161 I was 16, I thought I knew my “The airbags had deployed, do,” he said. be part of the safety presenta-
PUBLISHER: limits. I had never had any I had my seat belt on and the In the video presentation, tion.
John Rung bystanders had to pry the door Howard tells of the conse- “I think this will be a great
815-459-4040 problems in or out of the
GENERAL MANAGER: Navy, no traffic violations, no open somehow. I later found quences, which included cap- teaching tool, it’s peer to peer
J. Tom Shaw stops. But I couldn’t have been out that the seatbelt is what tains’ mast and DUI charges rather than having someone
815-459-4040 more wrong.” saved my life.” in the civilian sector. But he stand up there and preach to
email@example.com Prior to leaving the base for What Howard also learned also shares a chilling twist. the students. The message
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: a holiday weekend, Howard was he now faces an uncertain “I really let my family seemed to hit home with
Erik Lindgren said he had stayed up later future for his military career down, especially since my eld- them,” he said.
The appearance of advertising in
this newspaper, including inserts or
supplements, does not constitute en-
Navy authorizes extra award points
for Sailors supporting global ops
dorsement by the Department of
Defense or the U.S. Navy.
All commercial advertising is
arranged at the office of the publisher
Lake County Journal, 34121 N. Route
45, Suite 224, Grayslake, IL 60030 By MCC(SW) MARIA YAGER message. candidates and 14 points for serving in-theater.
(847) 223-8161. The Great Lakes “This action is intended to E-6 candidates. According to NAVADMIN
Bulletin has a circulation of 14,000. MILLINGTON, Tenn. prevent the exclusion of in- “There are a lot of [hospi- 276/08 all chief petty officer
Subscription information is also avail- (NNS) — The Navy an- theater award points for tal] corpsmen who miss it by and limited duty officer can-
able from the publisher. nounced plans June 3 to in- those Sailors who currently half a point. So, any help is didates who are eligible, meet
Everything advertised in this publi- crease the maximum number have the maximum award appreciated,” said HM2 the requirements and have
cation shall be available for purchase, of award points authorized points for their pay grade,” (FMF) Adrian Evans, as- the commanding officer’s ap-
use or patronage without regard to when computing the final said Ferguson. signed to Navy Branch proval are waived from the
race, color, religion, sex, national ori- multiple on Navy-wide ad- The new policy takes ef- Health Clinic aboard Naval advancement examinations
gin, age, marital status, physical
vancement exams for Sailors fect in August for reserve ad- Support Activity Mid-South. while serving in-theater.
handicap, political affiliation, or any
other non-merit factor of the pur- with in-theater service as vancement cycle 085 and Evans completed two de- NAVADMIN 077/05 ex-
chase, user or patron. outlined in NAVADMIN September for the active-duty ployments to Iraq as a pla- plains how Sailors can earn
167/09. advancement cycle 204. toon corpsman for the 2nd accelerated advancement
Capt. D.A. Schnell “Since the earliest stages Sailors who have served Marine Division Fleet through the Combat
Commanding Officer of Operation Iraqi Freedom, more than 90 consecutive Marine Force. With his prior Meritorious Advancement
John L. Sheppard the performance and ad- days in Iraq, Afghanistan, the awards and a recent Navy Program. In order to qualify
Naval Station vancement results of Sailors Horn of Africa, Kuwait, Achievement Medal, Evans for the program, Sailors must
Public Affairs Officer have been monitored to en- Guantanamo Bay, Joint Task is maxed out on award currently be in pay grades E1
sure that in-theater service Force 515, or Joint Force points, but, the new policy through E5. The program is
Paul Engstrom does not disadvantage Special Task Force- will allow him to get credit not authorized to promote
Managing Editor Sailors. Where warranted by Philippines after Oct. 24, 2001 for his overseas contingency Sailors to E7 or above.
Factual accuracy the data, policy adjustments are authorized a two-point in- service on his next advance- “When you compare the
have been implemented to crease to the maximum ment exam. time and environment a non-
Accuracy is important to us at the GREAT
LAKES BULLETIN and we want to correct mis- counter in-theater advance- award points authorized. In addition to extra award operational corpsman gets to
takes promptly. If you believe a factual error ment challenges,” said Vice This increases the maxi- points for exams, the Navy study versus an operational
has been published, please bring it to our at- Adm. Mark Ferguson, chief mum number of award has offered Sailors other ad- corpsman, anything extra
tention. Call Paul Engstrom at (847) 688-4808 of naval personnel, in the points to 12 for E-4 and E-5 vancement incentives for helps,” said Evans.
GREAT LAKES BULLETIN Friday, June 12, 2009 • Page 3
Photo courtesy of RTC
Recruit Training Command held a wreath laying ceremony on June 4, to honor the courage and sacrifices of the Sailors and Marines who fought at the Battle of Midway. Battle
Stations 21 hosted the ceremony where a wreath was dropped from the bow of the USS Trayer. Capt. John W. Peterson, commanding officer, said, “We remember and celebrate their
honor, their courage and their commitment. The lives they lived and the battles they fought are the bedrock from which we train and develop Sailors today. It is their legacy that
helped shape our heritage, our Navy. It is their legacy that wrote our Creed, it is their legacy that formed our values and it is their legacy that we must remember.”
Midway survivor tells of historic battles
By SUSAN M. KOERNER TSC receive in addition to the entation made history come The ship was underway a few ing on a captured German de-
TSC Public Affairs specific training for their alive for her. minutes before the Japanese stroyer when the Monaghan
rates. The naval heritage de- “It’s great to see a part of attack on Pearl Harbor. The was one of several ships of
The Battle of Midway is partment has been able to in- history. Things we learn about ship was also part of the Fleet Adm. William “Bull”
considered the turning point vite several survivors of Pearl in high school and one of the Battle of Coral Sea. Halsey’s Fleet that was sunk
of WWII in the Pacific and Harbor, Midway and the reasons we join the Navy is Finnern was a chief work- by a typhoon in 1945.
Training Support Center Korean conflict to bring the right there in front of us. It
(TSC) students got a first hand lessons alive for the students. opened our eyes a lot to the
account during their Heritage “I thought it was fascinat- possibilities of what we could
instruction at Ross Theater. ing, I love naval history and it be doing at some point in our
Retired Navy chief J. was the best thing to hear from career,” she said.
Finnern was stationed on the someone who lived through one AN Shannon Askew of
USS Monaghan (DD-354) at of the greatest naval battles in Houston, Texas, says he was
both the Battle of the Coral history,” said EN3 (sel) Fletcher more motivated after hearing
Sea and Battle of Midway. Hiner of Atchison, Kan. Finnern speak.
Finnern, age 90, told the Finnern’s first-hand ac- “It is so motivational to
students he was happy to count included describing con- hear from someone that has
speak to his fellow engineers ditions on board following the been there already, and the
since he taught here at Great battle. message that you can do more
Lakes in the 1950s.He provided “Hearing about the guys for your country than just
personal details of the historic walking across the depth come to work every day and
battle and his description of charges to get to their racks to put in your eight hours. This
the sinking of the USS sleep and how they performed makes it more realistic and it
Lexington (CV-2), and his ship in an already high-stress situa- says we are important to soci-
searching for survivors. tion, it was very motivating,” ety,” he said.
The naval history lessons Hiner added. Finnern saw other battles Photo by Susan Koerner
are part of the military train- DCFN Kelsey Gumm of in the Pacific during WWII Retired Navy chief J. Finnern told TSC students of his experiences at
ing that ‘A’ school students at Milwaukee, Wis., said the pres- while aboard the Monaghan. both the Battle of the Coral Sea and Battle of Midway.
Page 4 • Friday, June 12, 2009 GREAT LAKES BULLETIN
Veterans take center stage in D-Day commemoration
By U.S. AIR FORCE TECH. SGT. World War II tanks, trucks and mony. Yet many servicemem- still come out to the event,” did 65 years ago — he came
MICHAEL VOSS jeeps, and more than two dozen bers said that while the presi- said Fisher. “I’ve gotten to meet anyway. May he now rest in
Special to American Forces Press Service surviving World War II veter- dent’s visit was the icing on the a couple veterans. Each one’s peace with the boys he once
ans attending commemorative cake, the focus of the event re- story impresses me more than I bled with, and may his family
NORMANDY AMERICAN events in the region. mained right where it should ever knew they could.” always find solace in the hero-
CEMETERY AND MEMOR- The big event of the week be — on the veterans. This year’s D-Day anniver- ism he showed here.”
IAL, France – For nearly a was U.S. President Barack Hall’s sentiments were sary ceremonies may prove to In addition to the more than
week Department of Defense Obama’s involvement in the echoed by many other military be more important than those 9,000 remains buried on the
civilians and servicemembers ceremony here June 6, the ac- men and women here. in previous years just by virtue bluffs overlooking Omaha
from the Army, Air Force, tual anniversary date. On that “I am looking forward to of time. Veterans of World War Beach, the cemetery has the
Navy and Marines have been day the cemetery, home to the seeing some of the veterans II are at least in their 80s now, a names of 1,557 Americans who
deployed to the small French remains of 9,387 American ser- from 1st Infantry Division. We point driven home by Obama’s lost their lives in the conflict
town of Sainte Mere Eglise and vicemembers who gave their don’t have but six or seven D- remarks about the death of but could not be located or
this memorial beside Omaha lives here, was the talk of the Day survivors left that can 101st Airborne Division vet- identified, inscribed on the
Beach supporting events in international media, as nearly come out to these events any eran Jim Norene, who came to walls of a semicircular garden.
honor of the 65th anniversary 600 correspondents from media more,” said Pfc. Aaron Fisher, Normandy for the ceremony “There is no more impor-
of D-Day. ranging from local French who is also assigned to the 1st but died the night before. tant reason to come here other
Towns across Normandy newspapers to CNN were on Infantry Division. “Jim was gravely ill when than to honor their legacy, no
have also been abuzz with his- scene at the 172-acre burial “Even if I wasn’t tasked to he left his home, and he knew matter who comes,” said Hall.
tory buffs, tourists, reenactors grounds to capture Obama’s support the presidential that he might not return,” the “If they’re here this weekend,
in period uniforms driving comments during the cere- speech at the event, I would president said. “But just as he I’ll be here.”
Member of all-black D-Day battalion to receive overdue honor
By JOHN J. KRUZEL Battalion, the first exclusively yesterday at the French Dabney was one of five “The contribution of my
American Forces Press Service African-American unit to fight Embassy ahead of his flight World War II veterans on hand dad and other African-
in World War II. abroad. “And we felt that maybe yesterday with their families at Americans was kind of some-
WASHINGTON – Sixty-five Dabney, the lone surviving one day we would get recogni- the embassy for a luncheon be- thing that was swept under the
years ago, he was a young black member of the 320th Battalion, tion, and this has come that I’m fore their voyage. Joining the rug for a long time. And now
soldier whose role in the allied will receive France’s Legion of getting some recognition for elder Dabney was his son, they’ve finally pulled the rug
landing at Normandy would go Honor tomorrow in conjunc- what I did. Vinny Dabney, of Roanoke, Va. back, and here’s all this his-
largely ignored. But now tion with other D-Day cere- “I’m very thankful for it,” he “It’s really an honor for me tory.”
William Dabney returns to monies across France. The said of receiving the Legion of to be able to accompany him as The other veterans at the
France with due honors. honor marks the first time the Honor, the French’s govern- he receives this magnificent embassy yesterday who are at-
Then a 20-year-old corporal, black soldiers of the battalion ment highest award. honor,” Vinny Dabney said. tending the D-Day anniversary
Dabney stormed the belea- have been officially recognized Dabney is one of about 40 “He was able to attend the 60th in Normandy include: —
guered Omaha Beach armed for their role in the famed 1944 Americans to receive the anniversary, but this one is Burnett Bartley, who also took
with a type of explosive-laden operation, a defense official Legion of Honor during the D- even more important because part in the D-Day landing. For
helium balloon the Army said. Day anniversary ceremonies of the honor, the medals, that 264 consecutive days, he fought
floated at low altitude to inter- “Whether we got credit for it tomorrow. The event holds ad- will be bestowed on the veter-
fere with German aircraft. He or not, we still felt that we did ditional significance, since it ans. See HONOR, page 36
represented the 320th Anti- our job,” the 84-year-old will be presided over by
Aircraft Barrage Balloon Dabney said in an interview President Barack Obama, the
first African-American to hold
the highest U.S. office, Dabney
“It’s going to make me feel honored at pass-in-review
real proud. I feel as though that
we – African-Americans — By JUDY R. LAZARUS photos,” he said. “I’m my
have come a long ways,” he Bulletin Associate Editor own boss.”
said. “And it’s not only me, but A Navy member from
it’s something that my grand- Retired Master Chief 1978 to 2006, Parlier was
children, my great grandchil- John G. Parlier, past Naval command master chief of
dren have seen already, and Station Great Lakes/Navy the USS Cole (DDG 67),
they are grateful.” Region Midwest command where he served during the
master chief, returned to terrorist bombing of the
For Dabney, Obama’s ascen-
Great Lakes on June 5 as ship on Oct. 12, 2000.
sion to the White House reflects
special guest at the Recruit “It is always on my mind,”
the American values he felt he he said. “I still stay in touch
was fighting for during World Training Command Pass in
Review. with the crew and the CO,
War II. Commander Kirk Lippold.
“Life is good. I couldn’t
“I never would have thought We were like a family .”
ask for a better retirement,”
that I would see the day that we said the former master chief Next year will be the tenth
would have an African- hospital corpsman, who anniversary of the Cole
American president,” he said. now lives in Greensboro, ,
tragedy where 17 Sailors died
DoD photo by John J. Kruzel “That sort of relieved me. I was
N.C. and ownes his own and many were injured.
William Dabney, a veteran of the D-Day invasion, poses with son Vinny over here fighting, and now I photography business. An anniversary gather-
Dabney at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., on June 4, ahead of can look and see that we have “I take photos for special ing is planned for October
their trip to France where the elder Dabney is to receive the Legion of an African-American presi- occasions and restore old 2010.
Honor, the French government’s highest award for his actions in WWII. dent.”
GREAT LAKES BULLETIN Friday, June 12, 2009 • Page 5
Honormen and Award Winners at the
Recruit Graduation Review
Pictured are Award Recipients for this week:
Each honor graduate and award winner will receive the commanding officer’s commemorative
coin in recognition of their superlative achievements during recruit training. The honor gradu-
ates for this week’s recruit review graduation are as follows:
SR Nicholas Gay, Division 216, Norfolk, Va.
SR William Medlock, Division 217, Birmingham, Ala.
SR Leon Wright, Division 218, Jacksonville, N.C.
SR Ian Webb, Division 219, Salt Lake City, Utah
SR Toby Gamble, Division 220, Hoover, Ala.
SR Benjamin Mendoza, Division 221, Mission, Texas
SR Ryan Laniado, Division 222, Duluth, Minn.
SR Jesse Baker, Anders Berg, SR Douglas Williams Jr.,
SR Jeremy Guthrie, Division 223, Port Richey, Fla. Agoura Hills, Calif. Phoenix, Ariz. Miami, Okla.
SR Britney Meyer, Division 930, Peoria, Ariz. Academic Excellence Award USO Shipmate Award Award of Merit
The recruit chief petty officers for this week’s recruit review graduation are as follows:
SR Daniel Hicks, Division 216, Uxbridge, Mass.
SR Brandon Schambaugh, Division 217, Mechanicsburg, Penn.
SR Leon Wright, Division 218, Jacksonville, N.C.
SR John Parrish, Division 219, Marianna, Fla.
SR Samuel Meyers, Division 220, Temperance, Mich.
SR Tiffany Strayer, Division 221, Carrollton, Ohio
SR Paul Friedel, Division 222, Danvers, Mass.
SR Sean Peacock, Division 223, Cincinnati, Ohio SR Michael Garcia, SR Bradley Murphy II, SR Ryan Parker,
SR Brittany Lyons, Division 930, Portsmouth, Va. Montgomery, Ala. Morning Sun, Iowa Garland, Texas
MOAA Leadership Award Navy League Award Military Excellence Award
PACIFIC/ATLANTIC FLEET STUDENT OF THE MONTH
HTFN Jessica Decker was selected for the Atlantic Fleet
“Student of the Month” for February. After meeting strict
requirements, she receives the following: non-duty sta-
tus for 30 days from time selected, picture in the Great
Lakes Bulletin, letter of commendation signed by the
Fleet OIC, and she will also compete for TSC Student of
the Month against the opposite fleet’s Student of the
month for March.
Job well done!
Congratulations HTFN Jessica Decker
PERSONAL INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL HTFN Jessica Decker accepts letter of commendation from Lt. Patrick
Name: HTFN Jessica Decker INFORMATION Armstrong.
Hometown: Chicago Heights, Ill. Previous command: RTC
Age: 25 Current school: Hold student Dream orders: Japan, Hawaii, San Diego
Job(s) before the Navy: Childcare provider GPA: N/A I joined the Navy for: Career advancement, traveling
Favorite liberty hangouts: Downtown Chicago Training support center ship: USS North Carolina the world, and being a part of something bigger than
Hobbies: Dancing, swimming, spending time with my 1. Houses up to 268 males and 136 females, and is re- I am.
family and friends sponsible for the care of newly arriving engineering Favorite SDC: GSM1 Altier
Personal heros: My Aunt Carrie students from RTC and students attending Basic Advice to new TSC arrivals: Follow the rules and reg-
Favorite sports team: Chicago Bears and Chicago Engineering Common Core. ulations of TSC Great Lakes.
Cubs Professional goals:
Personal quote: “Always keep a positive mind and 1. Attend OCS
positive attitude.” 2. Obtain a Masters Degree in Psychology
GREAT LAKES BULLETIN
Friday, June 12, 2009
Readers Speak Out Exercise to test warning system in housing area
By JIM BOYLAN Naval Health Clinic, Lake sponse activity in Forrestal
This week the Bulletin asks its readers, “What TV show County Emergency Village that may impact traffic
Associate Bulletin Editor
would you recommend to watch and why?” Management, and others are in the housing area.
On July 14 and 15, Naval scheduled to participate. The “You will see police, fire,
Station Great Lakes will par- scenario will involve a tor- auxiliary security force units
ticipate in Reliant Midwest 3- nado hitting Forrestal and the Red Cross. Do not be
09, an emergency prepared- Village. alarmed by all the activity
ness exercise. On the morning of July 14, going on in the area,” said
Naval security forces, fire warning and notification sys- MAC Randall Grant, training
and emergency services, Fleet tems will be used as part of officer, Naval Station Great
and Family Support Center, the exercise. There will be re- Lakes.
Base personnel and hous-
ing residents are reminded to
Navy housing to review their tornado proce-
“‘Frazier,’ because it is well
written, with great actors.”
“‘NCIS,’ because of its mili-
tary tie and is a good mys-
send out surveys for next Monday
By JUDY R. LAZARUS Housing Office. The next Uniform Reclaim
tery.” Bulletin Associate Editor To keep the office’s data- Sale is Monday, June 15 from 9
Alex Palmer base up-to-date, residents are a.m. to 2 p.m., at Warehouse
SN Anthony Christoffer CNIC (Commander Naval asked to fill out forms which 3502 (enter Gate 9 by DRMO
Installations Command) include their email addresses. and follow signs).
wants answers from those re- These may be obtained at the NAVSTA shuttle trans-
siding in privatized housing Welcome Center, Bldg. 8100, portation is available at the
or out in town to questions in Forrestal Village. Hospital Corps School, 200H
such as: Where are you living? Once these forms have bus shelter and Galley 535 and
Why did you choose this hous- been completed they may be leaves the Galley 535 patio
ing? How is your service? faxed to (847) 688-4957, or about every 40 minutes with
The Navy wants feedback scanned and emailed to the final shuttle leaving at 1:25
from all military members on firstname.lastname@example.org or p.m.
services received and on rea- email@example.com. For Gently worn uniforms will
sons for their housing further information contact sell for 25 percent of cost.
choices so that they can con- Grover at 688-3440, ext. 134 or The event is open to all ac-
tinue to improve their serv- Crusing at 688-3440, ext. 118. tive duty, reserve, retired and
ices, noted Linda Crusing, Residents will receive an family members with military
management analyst, Naval email housing survey from ID.
“‘Rescue Me.’ Dennis Leary “‘Brooke Knows Best,’ be- Station Great Lakes Navy CNIC within 30 days. Cash sales only.
is pretty gritty and it deals cause it is entertaining and
with characters with real life the host of the show is of
problems.” good character.” Holiday food drive commences on June 18
Lt. Tony Macaluso Elly Grubbs By JIM BOYLAN deck. Food will be distributed and at the information booth
Associate Bulletin Editor to active or retired military or in the gazebo.
any other persons in need, For the past five years the
Morale, Welfare, and though local shelters and Bluejacket Memorial Chapel
Recreation, along with the places of worship. and the 2A Fitness Center
Bluejacket Memorial Chapel, Provisions are made to ac- have partnered to conduct
will sponsor a Red, White, and cept donations at Ross Field food drives throughout the
Blue Food Drive from June 18 on July 3 and 4 at the drop year for various charities
to July 6 . boxes at the entrance of the and food banks. The record
They are asking for dona- Bluejacket Memorial Chapel of 2,500 pounds of food is
tions of non-perishable food the benchmark and they
items such as canned foods or hope to do even better this
anything that will not spoil. go-around.
Cash donations will not be ac- Any groups that would
cepted. like to participate or helping
“‘Intervention,’ because one “‘House,’ because it is based Drop offs can be made at in any way, should contact
hopes that by watching the on medical issues and helps the Fitness Center, Bldg. 2A; Rick Pearce at 688-5649, RP3
show it will help keep people keep us informed.” Bluejacket Memorial Chapel; Adam Blackmon, Bldg. 3, at
drug free.” the Commissary, Bldg. 180; 688-5410 or Chuckie Kelly,
MMFA Veronica Nunez Youth Center, Bldg. 2600; quar- NAVFAC Midwest at 688-2121,
MMFR Britini Lee terdeck and Bldg. 520 quarter- ext. 10.
GREAT LAKES BULLETIN Friday, June 12, 2009 • Page 7
INFORMATION, TICKETS & TRAVEL
Building 400, 688-3537
Hours of Operation Strap a mask and flippers onto your Brewers take on the Giants. The price
Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. imagination and chart a course with includes admission, roundtrip trans-
Sat.: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the ITT Program to the Shedd portation, and parking.
Sun. & Holidays: Closed Aquarium in downtown Chicago. Have
you ever gotten eye-to-eye with a Chicago Cubs
ITT Trips and Programs shark? Or followed a sea turtle as she The ITT Office has eight tickets to al-
Pre-registration is required for all soared through the Caribbean? Or im- most every Chicago Cubs home game.
trips. For more information, please call mersed yourself in an Amazon flooded Tickets are only sold in pairs on a
688-2110, ext. 125, or to register for a forest? At Shedd, it’s all possible. The month to month basis. The first day of
trip, visit the ITT Office inside the NEX price includes general admission, sales is for Active Duty Military, only.
Student Store (Bldg. 400). All Active roundtrip transportation and parking. Prices will vary for bronze, silver, gold,
Duty Military, Dependents, Retirees, and platinum games. June game tickets
Reservists, and DOD Employees are eli- Thurs., June 18 are currently on sale. Stop by the ITT
gible to attend. George Lopez Office today to see what games are
8 p.m. (show) still available. July game tickets will go
Today Base departure: 6:15 p.m. on sale beginning on Mon., June 15. The
Adler Planetarium The cost is $70 per person, which in- ITT Office will have Cubs tickets avail-
Explore the wonders of the universe with cludes admission, roundtrip trans- able for the following July games:
the ITT Program, as we take a trip to the portation and parking (Ticketmaster
Adler Planetarium in downtown Chicago. price is $75 for ticket, only). George Thur., July 2 vs. MIL
The price, $5 per person, includes general Lopez will provide lots of laughs, as one Fri., July 3 vs. MIL
admission, roundtrip transportation and of TBS’s most popular comedians. Sat., July 4 vs. MIL
parking. Sun., July 5 vs. MIL
Sat., June 20 (Father’s Day Mon., July 6 vs. ATL
Sun., June 14 Weekend) Lake Geneva Day. Tues., July 7 vs. ATL
Mary Poppins $12 per adult Wed., July 8 vs. ATL
6:30 p.m. (show) $8 per child Fri., July 10 vs. STL
Base departure: 4:45 p.m. Bring Dad on a relaxing trip to Lake Sat., July 11 vs. STL
Take advantage of ITT’s special ticket Geneva, Wis. Spend quality time with the Sun., July 12 vs. STL
price of $65 per person for this theater family at the beach, shopping in down- Fri., July 24 vs. CIN
performance! (Ticketmaster price is $77 town Lake Geneva, or out on the lake. Sat., July 25 vs. CIN
for ticket, only). Disney and Cameron Lake Geneva has always been the place Sun., July 26 vs. CIN
Mackintosh present Mary Poppins. The for making memories. The price includes Mon., July 27 vs. HOU
cost includes roundtrip transportation roundtrip transportation and parking. Tues., July 28 vs. HOU
by charter bus to the Cadillac Palace Wed., July 29 vs. HOU
Theater, parking, and show admission. Sun., June 28
Children under age 5 are not permitted. *Additional rules & regulations apply,
Brewers vs. Giants Baseball see ITT Office for details.
1:05 p.m. (game)
Wed., June 17 $36 per person
Shedd Aquarium “Great Lakes Ultimate Summer
Join the ITT Program, as we travel to
$5 per person Miller Park in Milwaukee to watch the Sports Fan”
Become the 2009 Great Lakes
Ultimate Summer Sports Fan. Turn in
your sporting event tickets to the ITT
Office (local, minor, or professional)
and participate in competitive base
events to accumulate points. Visit the
ITT Office (Bldg. 400) for an informa-
tional packet on how to participate.
Milwaukee County Zoo
The Milwaukee County Zoo is a
serene home to more than 1,800 mam-
mals, birds, fish, amphibians and rep-
tiles with more than 350 species repre-
sented. Recognized as one of the
countryís finest zoological attractions,
the Milwaukee County Zoo serves as a
resource to educate, entertain and in-
spire. Discounted tickets are available
at the ITT Office: Adults-$10 and
Sears Tower Skydeck
No visit to Chicago is complete with-
out a trip to the top of the Sears Tower
Skydeck. While on the top, spectators
will experience a 360-degree view
from 103 floors above the Chicago
Loop. Active Duty Military receive free
admission with a valid Military I.D.
Discounted tickets are available at the
ITT Office for Adults ($10.50) and chil-
dren ($8.50, ages 3-9).
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CHAPLAIN’ S CORNER
USO, MWR benefit from
“Do you care enough to ask?” foundation’s support
By CMDR. ROGER BOUMA Elijah prayed that God might On March 16, 2009 Adm. BY JUDY R. LAZARUS by donations and pledges from
CHC, USN take him. In the next chapter, Roughhead, the chief of naval Bulletin Associate Editor residents, was established to
God took Elijah up in a fiery operations, wrote a personal fund future Lake Forest Days
“He came to a broom tree, sat chariot and replaced him with message for all naval com- The Great Lakes USO and should the legion not be able to
down under it and prayed that another servant, Elisha. manding officers. In that mes- Morale, Welfare and continue its sponsorship.
he might die” (1 Kings 19.4b). What can we do to prevent sage he said this: Recreation Department are re- “In the interim, available
suicide? Three helpful inter- “Suicide ranks as the third ceiving welcome support from income from the endowment
The story of Elijah in 1 ventions are in the acronym leading cause of death in the The Lake Forest Day will be used to support veter-
Kings 19 teaches us some valu- ACE (Ask, Care, and Escort). Navy and is a loss that de- Foundation. ans’ activities of the post,” said
able lessons for suicide pre- Most people are halted from stroys families, devastates “Our board members de- Turner. “The first two gifts are
vention. First, even good peo- committing suicide because a communities, and unravels cided, in recognition of the going to the Great Lakes USO
ple can consider suicide. shipmate thought enough to the cohesive social fabric and Lake Forest Day Parade sup- and MWR.”
Among Hebrew Old Ask, “Have you thought of sui- morale inside our com- port Great Lakes has given us, “I want to thank the Lake
Testament prophets, none is cide?” Asking, does not, as mands.” we would like to present $2,000 Forest Foundation for their
greater than Elijah. In the pre- some people feel, put the idea I came across some star- to the Great Lakes USO, and generous gift to the USO and
vious chapter, Elijah has just in someone’s head. Asking tling statistics about Vietnam $2,000 to MWR for the Fourth of MWR,” said Capt. David
come from an elaborate may just be the question that Veterans. According to Chuck July celebration,” said Bud Schnell, commanding officer,
demonstration of God’s power keeps someone from killing Dean’s Book, “Nam Vet,” Turner, Lake Forest Day chair- Naval Station Great Lakes.
where he successfully chal- himself or herself. “Care” is printed in 1990 by Multnomah man, and a former hospital “This gift will go towards im-
lenged 400 prophets of Baal to the second part of the Press, “fifty-eight thousand corpsman. The checks were proving our Sailors’ quality of
a duel. How can one go from a acronym. Shipmates are sup- plus died in the Vietnam War. scheduled to be presented by life.
mountain-top experience to posed to take care of ship- Over 150,000 have committed today . “We have a great relation-
thinking about ending it all? mates, especially when ship- suicide since the war ended” “The Lake Forest American ship with Lake Forest,” the
Situations change fast. mates are having troubles. (emphasis mine). Other ex- Legion has developed a rela- captain noted. “It is one of the
Second, we learn suicidal peo- Relationship problems, drug perts would put the number tionship with the USO and the most patriotic communities
ple isolate themselves. God abuse, and financial difficul- of post-war suicides much No-Dough Dinner, not only that I have ever been associ-
had to remind Elijah that he ties are all red-flag problems lower. The reason for the dis- sponsoring it but having the ated with.”
was not the only one left as he for suicidal ideation. In a sys- parity is that many suicide experience interacting with “We applaud the founda-
thought. Third, suicidal tem as large as the military, it deaths were documented as and serving meals to the tion’s support for our upcom-
thoughts can result when one is always good to know that single-car drunken driving Sailors. The Lake Forest Day ing Fourth of July celebra-
does not practice self care and there are people who do care. accidents and self-inflicted Foundation donation will tion,” said John Prue, installa-
balance in one’s life. Elijah The last part of the acronym gunshot wounds. Some coro- allow us to extend our service tion program director for
was exhausted, hungry, is “Escort.” There are no cir- ners would not classify deaths to the Sailors at Great Lakes.” MWR.
thirsty and on the run. Very cumstances where a suicidal as suicides unless they were Last year was the 100th an- Expressing appreciation for
seldom do good things come person should be left alone. accompanied by a suicide niversary of Lake Forest Day the donation to the USO, Beth
from such a condition. Fourth, Suicidal thoughts and ges- note. Suicide is a public which was taken over by Lake Piccolo, Great Lakes director,
and lastly, suicidal people tures are always behavioral health problem in both mili- Forest American Legion Post noted, “The USO of Illinois can
should be careful what they emergencies and should be tary and civilian life. 264 in 1921. Funds from that only survive with the ongoing
ask for—they might get it. treated accordingly. The good news is that every special event are used for the support and generosity of com-
person has the opportunity to general operation of the post, munities such as Lake Forest.
do something about it. We can plus activities for veteran and During these tough economic
Upcoming Chaplain Events employ ACE — Asking, youth groups which the post times it is reassuring to know
Caring, and Escorting. We can supports. This year’s celebra- that our troops are still at the
How Not to Marry a Jerk or Jerkette; June 25, 9 a.m. to noon in Bldg. 617 start by looking out for our tion will take place on the forefront of people’s minds.
Marriage Enrichment; July 28-30 shipmates. This is the only evening of Aug. 4 and from 10 The check we receive will be
Vacation Bible School; Aug. 3-7 way to reduce this epidemic a.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 5. used to support the many pro-
For additional information call 688-5610 problem. The foundation, supported grams here at our USO.”
Command Religious Program Schedule
ROMAN CATHOLIC SALAT-AL-JUMUAH Lutheran Communion Service . . . . . . . . . . .7:30 p.m. (F)
Blue Jacket Memorial Chapel Bldg 2B, Rm. 234 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Friday, noon Unitarian Universalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m. (A)
Sunday Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m. Baha’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:15 a.m. (C)
Weekday Mass (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) . . .11:45 a.m. THE STUDY OF ISLAM & MUSLIMS CLASS Buddhist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30 a.m. (B)
Bldg 2B, Rm. 234 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Friday, 6 p.m.
Confessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sunday, 8:15-8:45 a.m. The Chaplains are located:
RECRUIT MEMORIAL CHAPEL (RTC) Chaplain Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . .Bldg. 3, ext. 5410/2396
Contemporary Worship . . . . . . . . . . .Sunday, 10:30 a.m. FRIDAY SERVICES: Chaplains Borzych & Dance . . . .Bldg. 616, ext. 2410/2411
Seventh Day Adventist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. (B) Chaplains Shearer & Mubarak . .Bldg. 236, Room 345,
ADULT BIBLE STUDY ext. 2073/5672
Jewish Shabbat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m. (F)
Fellowship Hall Bldg. 3
Exploring God’s Word Together . . . . . . . .Sunday, 9 a.m. WHATEVER YOUR FAITH...
SUNDAY SERVICES: Naval Station’s Religious Ministries Team would like to
Latter-Day Saints Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 a.m. (D)
CONNEXION help you to grow spiritually, but we can only plant the seed.
Church of Christ (non-instrumental) . . . . . . . .7 a.m. (E)
Fellowship Hall Bldg. 3 If the services listed here do not accommodate your needs,
Orthodox Christian Divine Liturgy . . . . . . . .7:30 a.m. (C)
Faith-Fellowship-Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Friday, 7 p.m. please contact the main Chaplains Office at 688-5610. It will
Christian Science be our pleasure to assist you in finding a local house of wor-
Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:30 p.m. (AdminOffice) ship of your faith tradition.
SPORTSCENE Page 9
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Friday, June 12, 2009
GREAT LAKES MARINA AND RENTAL CENTER
Bldg. 13, (847) 688-5417, or (847) 688-6978
The hours of operation are as fol- ure charter excursion today. evening sessions on Thursday Classes are held on three Junior Sailing Camp
lows: Mon.-Sun., 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Inquire about special rated and Friday from 6-9 p.m., and evening sessions on Wednesday, July 21-24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
pleasure cruises and view the one session on Saturday from 8 Thursday and Friday from 6-9 Get your child sailing certified
The Great Lakes Marina and beautiful Chicago skyline in an a.m.-3 p.m., which is the on- p.m. and one morning session on at this exciting sailing camp
Rental Center are now open for unforgettable way while sta- water practical and test. This Saturday, which is the on-water (must be age ten or older to en-
the 2009 season tioned at Great Lakes. class will teach students how to practical from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. This roll).
MWR’s 33-foot charter fishing skipper a medium-sized sailboat class will teach students how to $125 (Military) / $150 (Civilian)
Marina Volunteer boat offers excursions for five in the harbor. The cost for mili- skipper a large sailboat off-
Program and eight-hour trips. Reserve tary personnel is $120 and DoD shore. The cost for military per- Marina Ship’s Store
Stop by the Marina and fill out your desired date and time by employees is $145. The price sonnel is $150 and DoD employ- The Marina Shipís Store is open
a volunteer waiver form. See the phone or in-person. Lake does not include the book or the ees is $180. The price does not for the season. Come and see
manager about ways to help out Michigan fishing charters may qualification log. include the book or the qualifica- our new facility, featuring 1200
at the Marina and in return your- be booked for up to six people tion log. square feet of new fishing and
volunteer hours will be matched per charter. The military rate for Dates: boating supplies. Illinois fishing
with appreciation rentals: these trips is $400 for five June 18 (Thurs.) and June 19 Dates: and hunting licenses, as well as
kayaks, fishing rods, sailing hours, and $525 for eight hours. (Fri.), 6-9 p.m. and June 20 June 24 (Wed.), June 25 fishing information is available.
hours and more. Areas of special The civilian rate for these trips is (Sat.), 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (test and (Thurs.) and June 26 (Fri.) from The Store also sells live bait, re-
interest are helping with sailing $450 for 5 hours, and $600 for in-water practicing). 6-9 p.m. and June 27 (Sat.) from freshments, ice and firewood.
classes and lakefront clean-up. eight hours. Register today; July 16 (Thurs.) and July 17 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (in-water practic-
dates and times for weekend (Fri.), 6-9 p.m. and July 18 (Sat.), ing). Moor or Store Your Boat
Live bait has arrived for the trips fill up quickly. Call 688-5417 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (test and in- July 22 (Wed.), July 23 (Thurs.) The Marina has space available
2009 season. Stop in and grab for more information. water practicing). and July 24 (Fri.) from 6-9 p.m. to store or moor your boat. The
some great fishing night Aug. 20 (Thurs.) and Aug. 21 and July 25 (Sat.) from 8 a.m.-3 harbor has in-water slips good
crawlers and minnows today. Sailing certification (Fri.), 6-9 p.m. and Aug. 22 p.m. (in-water practicing). for boats less than 30,’ as well as
classes (Sat.), 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (test and Aug. 26 (Wed.), Aug. 27 moorings for larger boats. If you
Charter Fishing Basic Sailing Courses in-water practicing). (Thurs.) and Aug. 28 (Fri.) from own a personal water craft, we
Excursions (Certifies for Mate A Sailing) Sept. 17 (Thurs.) and Sept. 18 6-9 p.m. and Aug. 29 (Sat.) from have EZ PORT dry slips that elim-
Reserve your fishing or pleas- Classes are held on two (Fri.), 6-9 p.m. and Sept. 19 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (in-water practic- inate the need to trailer and
(Sat.), 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (test and ing). launch your craft. Also, the
in-water practicing). Sept. 23 (Wed.), Sept. 24 Marina has expanded its storage
(Thurs.) and Sept. 25 (Fri.) from 6- facility on the lakefront.
Intermediate Sailing Classes 9 p.m. and Sept. 26 (Sat.) from 8 Temporary secure storage of
(Certifies for Skipper B Sailing) a.m.-3 p.m. (in-water practicing). trailers is now available.
Free fishing tournament slated for
June 19-20 in Winthrop Harbor
The fifth Annual PFC Geoffery Morris executive director at
Memorial Fishing Tournament is scheduled firstname.lastname@example.org; or by phone at (847)
for June 19 and 20 at the NorthPoint Marina 263-4188 or 373-1668. The fax number is (847)
in Winthrop Harbor, Ill. The event is free to 557-2166.
all veterans, active-duty and reserve service-
members. Details of the event can be found at
All fishing tackle, food and drinks will be
provided at no cost. The event can accommo-
date wheelchairs and other disabilities.
The fleet, captained by some of the best
salmon guides on Lake Michigan, will head
out at 10 a.m. and return mid-afternoon to a
meal prepared by a Vietnam Marine veteran
and is hosted by Marine Master Sgt. Beth
Piccolo, director of the Great Lakes Naval
Prizes for the largest fish and other fun ac-
tivities are planned.
To reserve your seat, contact Kirk Morris,
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Bears rookies try a pre-BUDS workout
By SUSAN M. KOERNER a SEAL, it was a great learning
TSC Public Affairs experience to see first hand
what they go through. People
Rookies from the Chicago call us world class athletes, but
Bears football team paid a visit these are world class athletes
to the Naval Special Warfare that don’t play games; it’s a
Preparatory School at Great matter of life and death for
Lakes to motivate the students them,” said William Taufoou.
and try a bit of their workout. The rookies watched the
Students training to become strength training and en-
Sea, Air and Land warriors, durance exercises on
(SEALs) make their first stop Constitution field. Tharp ex-
out of boot camp at the prep plained that the football play-
school for about eight weeks of ers train for explosive power
further physical conditioning while the prep students are
and mental preparation before training more for endurance.
moving on to the Basic “Our prep school program
Underwater Demolition/SEAL is becoming successful, but
(BUDS) school in Calif. just like you, we teach how to
According to Master Chief push through, how to hustle,”
Special Operations (SEAL) Tharp told the rookies.
Paul Tharp, officer in charge of “I have a greater apprecia-
the school, the visit by profes- tion and understanding of the
Photo by Susan Koerner
sional athletes benefits them as process they go through. It was
well as the students. amazing how challenging it is. SOCM Paul Tharp, officer in charge of the Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School at Great Lakes explains
“They want to see what we This is a once in a lifetime op- the special operations training students undergp to rookies of the Chicago Bears.
do, and while we have vast dif- portunity to experience, espe-
ferences, we work in a way that
is similar. We collaborate with
cially the training in the
strength room, it was awe-
Naval Inspector General to visit Great Lakes, July 20-24
professional sports, many of some,” said rookie Mike By JIM BOYLAN duct focus groups, interviews, focus group will be composed of
our coaches here are civilians Rivera. and records review. Although
Associate Bulletin Editor a cross-section of personnel
and have been professional ath- Throughout the morning, the focus group dates have not and consist of about 20 people.
letes, it’s a good relationship to staff and trainers were on
Secretary of the Navy has been finalized as yet, group Selection will be made on a ran-
establish,” he said. hand to explain the workouts
and preparations the Sailors goasked the naval inspector gen- structure and meeting times dom basis using the last digit of
The visit was meant to eral to conduct a comprehen- will be as follows: social security numbers.
boost morale for the prep stu- through, including mental
toughness, nutrition and in- sive department-wide sexual as- If you are selected to partici-
dents, but the football players
jury prevention. sault study assessing the func- E1-E4 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. pate, you will be notified by
said they gained a great appre-
ciation and understanding of After the workouts, the tionality and effectiveness of E5-E6 10 - 11 a.m. your chain of command. Your
what the Sailors do. Rookies toured the Prep School the Sexual Assault Victim SAVI 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. views and honest input will be
“I didn’t know much about building and had a question Intervention (SAVI) program. O1-O3 2 - 3 p.m. most helpful as the Navy at-
what was involved in becoming and answer session with the The IG team will be at Great E7-E9 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. tempts to understand the scope
staff. Lakes from July 20-24 to con- and response to incidences of
Focus group meetings will sexual assault.
be conducted at the NOSC, NAVINSGEN will employ
Bldg. 190, Room 216 (and 221 if .
an on-line survey The survey
“Lifestyles of the Pampered Pet” required). The IG team is com-
prised of Capt. Art Giguere,
will take approximately 15 min-
utes to complete. The success of
team leader; CMDCM Robert the survey is dependent on
Longworth; Lisa Moore and maximum participation by as
Name: For fun I like to: .
James Manley At this moment many Navy military members
“Slinky” Chase the cat and play with my toy shark! no schedule has been set for a as possible throughout the
visit to NCVAMC, review Region. The survey is confiden-
Breed: One thing my family does that drives me Memorandums of tial and anonymous and is cur-
Miniature long hair Dachshund crazy: Understanding (MOUs), or to rently available for participa-
Leave me alone when they go to work! conduct interviews with the tion by every Naval service
Age: Sexual Assualt Nurse member through Sept. 30. The
10 months Examiner nurses. Below is the survey can be accessed at
list for one-on-one interviews: www.ig.navy .mil/ sastudy .htm.
Family members: NCIS, SAC Dave Geiger; All military personnel are en-
Mom, dad and Ms. Kitty Chaplain, Capt. Stephen couraged to participate in the
Epperson; SARC, Kim Smith; survey regardless of whether
Favorite treat: FFSC director, Sharon they are selected to participate
Nature’s Choice beef sticks Mahaffey; CO Hospital / in a focus group or not.
Medical, Capt. Thomas McGue; The IG team will be avail-
Favorite place to nap: JAG, Capt. Tammy Tideswell able to conduct confidential
On my mom or dad - they’re comfortable! The goal of the focus group one-on-one interviews with vic-
discussions is to gain more in- tims of sexual assault, on a first
sight, from a fleet perspective, come basis. If you wish to par-
Have a favorite pet photo? Answer the questions and e-mail a good-quality, high-resolution
into the occurrences and com- ticipate please contact Kim
digital photo to email@example.com. Who knows, maybe your favorite animal will be the
mand support during inci- Smith, SARC at 688-3603, ext.
Pampered Pet of the Week!
dences of sexual assault. Each 206.
GREAT LAKES BULLETIN Friday, June 12, 2009 • Page 13
New NMCRS thrift shop
ready for customers
By JUDY R. LAZARUS sional,” added Volunteer Pam
Bulletin Associate Editor Valliere. “We were so im-
The whole base came to- “It is a huge improvement,”
gether to create the new Thrift said Anderson, who built a
Shop in Forrestal Village, mock-up of the racks which
noted Terry Thomas, Navy- self-help constructed. “We’re
Marine Corp Relief Society di- very pleased with the way it
rector. The store ribbon-cut- all turned out. We tried to
ting took place last week while bring the quality way up.”
staff, volunteers, and guests “It was Gina’a idea,” said
gathered to celebrate the open- Capt. David Schnell, com-
ing of the new facility. manding officer, Naval Station
“I think Sailors and families Great Lakes, who serves as
are going to use it,” Thomas honorary chairman of the
said. “This thrift shop belongs Thrift Shop Advisory Board.
to the base. It’s a good location, “She said the thrift store was
and we provide gently used behind the fence and sold
items at a low cost. It is a case mostly uniforms.”
of quality vs. quantity .” Change is sometimes diffi-
Thomas said the idea for cult, the CO said, “But it’s
the move originally came from hard to say this is not a good
Gina Schnell, honorary chair- move. We’re treating it like a
man of volunteers, last real business. Everyone has
November. Plans got under- come together to make this
way in March and Capt. happen. I thank all of you for
Stephen Epperson, Navy your support.”
Region Midwest chief of chap- Thomas said that people do-
lains, supplied the building. nating items may use the bins
Cmdr. Philip Cyr, public works outside the store at any time or
officer, Naval Station Great may bring items into the store
Lakes; Lt. Doug Anderson, during the hours it is open:
Public Works Dept. project Tuesday and Thursday, from 9
manager; and Beth Kinney, a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday
NMCRS relief services assis- from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
tant, brought it all together, “The thrift shop is a volun-
Thomas noted. teer program; all operations
Store shelving was con- are run by volunteers,” the di-
structed by the Self-Help rector explained. “We are al-
Division. ways looking for help at the
“It was all new. We were store.”
very happy with it,” Kinney Anyone interested in vol-
said. unteering should call (847) 688-
“The shelving is so profes- 5753.
Top: Lt. Doug Anderson, the PWD
project manager for the NMCRS
Thrift Store was in charge of the
construction, while OS3 Kristina
Gibson and IC2 Chrystal Marshal
provided working parties, cleaned
and moved furniture.
Middle: Navy Region Midwest
chief of chaplains Capt. Stephen
Epperson checked out a slightly
RIght: Many gently used clothing
items are on sale at the NMCRS
Photos by John Sheppard
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White Sox host annual ‘Navy Night’
and enlistment ceremony
Story and photos by SCOTT A. THORNBLOOM Band Great Lakes. Capt. John W. Peterson, RTC commanding offi-
NSTC Public Affairs Office cer, was the special guest of honor throwing out the first pitch.
“This is a great honor for me to be part of this ceremony and to
For a 24th year the U.S. Navy made a port call to the old ball yard see a great group of applicants be sworn in the Navy and coming to
here as the annual Chicago White Sox Navy Night and swearing-in RTC to start their Navy careers. We’ve got a full division joining the
enlistment ceremony was held at U.S. Cellular Field, June 3. Navy from the Chicago area and what better way to send them off
The ceremony was a continuation of a 24-year partnership be- to boot camp than with America ’s sport and the Chicago White
tween the Major League Baseball Club White Sox and the Navy, in Sox.”
particular Naval Station Great Lakes and Navy Recruiting District Peterson called the event a quarter century of commitment by
Chicago. the community and by the White Sox toward the Navy in the
“The White Sox are proud to partner with the Navy each year Chicago area.
and support the men and women who serve our country. We have a “It definitely shows what the community thinks of the Navy and
great deal of respect for the sacrifices that are made by these men the importance these new recruits are to the White Sox,” he said.
and women. We understand the challenges that lie ahead and to Peterson also had the opportunity to be on the air of WSCR-760
enjoy a White Sox game before heading off to boot camp (we hope) Radio, “The Score,” with Ed Framer and Darren Jackson in the
sends each person off on a very positive note,” said Brooks Boyer, third inning. The captain answered questions about what the new
the chief marketing officer for the White Sox. recruits would be doing during their eight weeks at the Navy’s only
The 89 new recruits (now in Division 260 at Recruit Training boot camp.
Command) came in through the centerfield gate before the game “Ed (Farmer) and Darren ( Jackson ) were a lot of fun — very
between the White Sox and Oakland Athletics and split off into two smooth on the air and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed spending time
groups. They marched in formation along the right and left field in the booth with them,” Peterson said.
walls as each detail came down the first and third base line to stop Before heading to the Navy’s only boot camp, the White Sox
right before home plate. Division and other pregame participants got to watch a close and
Led by their division officer Lt. Christopher Gabriel and recruit exciting game between the White Sox and Athletics. Unfortunately, Peterson talks to Chicago White Sox radio broadcaster, Ed Farmer, in the third inning of a game between the
division commanders; HTC(SW/AW) Lonny Lentz, from Waterloo, it wasn’t the home team’s night as the Pale Hose lost to Oakland Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics.
Iowa, HT1(SW) Rickey McCray, from Sumter, S.C., and 5-3.
ABH1(AW/SW) Brandon Coffelt, Wichita Falls, Texas, each soon-to-
be Sailor raised their right hands to recite the oath of enlistment
before the arriving crowd of fans in the stands. The commanding
officer for Navy Recruiting District, Cmdr. Rhonda Harders, issued
the oath and officially swore in the new White Sox Division.
B. J. Marshall, 22, from Chicago ’s Southside, called the cere-
mony very special.
“I just wish my family could have been here to see it,” said the
White Sox fan, who was seeing his first game at U. S. Cellular Field.
“Growing up I played a lot of basketball and football but had
never seen a Sox game in person. It was really nice to be here.”
The other pre-game participants included the 50 State Flag de-
tachment from Recruit Training Command (RTC), a color guard
from Training Support Center, Naval Station Great Lakes and Navy
Capt. John W. Peterson, Recruit Training
Command (RTC) commanding officer, tosses out
the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox Navy Night.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle con-
gratulates Peterson on his first pitch at the Chicago
White Sox Navy Night.
Cmdr. Rhonda Harders, Navy Recruiting District
Chicago commanding officer, receives a hug from
“Southpaw,” the mascot for the Chicago White Sox.
Harders enlisted 89 young men from the Chicago-
area, Indiana, and Wisconsin into the Navy during
pregame ceremonies at U.S. Cellular Field.
Chicago-area, Indiana, and Wisconsin young men enlist into the Navy during pregame ceremonies at U. S. Cellular Field.
FUN & GAMES
GREAT LAKES BULLETIN
Friday, June 12, 2009
There are 8 differences between these two photos. Can you find them all? (Answers on the following page)
INDIAN OCEAN –
Sailors and Marines
participate in a mass
causality exercise on
the flight deck of the
assault ship USS Iwo Jima
(LHD 7). Iwo Jima is
deployed as the flagship
of the Iwo Jima
operations in the
U.S. 5th Fleet area of
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MEDIUM SUDOKU CROSSWORD
ACROSS 38. Boxing division 2. One of the common people 32. Glide on snow
1. Parts per billion (abbr.) 44. Of he 3. Produce fruit 33. Apparel or garb
45. The March King 4. Bacon-lettuce-tomato 34. An edible tuberous root
4. Lauper song “She ___”
7. A small drink of liquor 46. Green regions of desert sandwich 39. In a giant way
10. Mold cheeses 48. Billfish 5. Paddle 40. Czar (alt.)
12. Proto or ecto_____ 49. Revolutions per minute 6. 23rd Greek letter 41. Polish capital
14. Hyperbolic cosecant 50. Exploiters 7. Nanosecond 42. Chess knights
15. ____ Connery, 007 52. Tatarica antelope 8. Frosts 43. Pipturus bark
16. Open courtyards 55. Hebrew calendar month 9. Doctor of Philosophy 47. Facial expression
17. Army surgeon Walter 56. Cause to feel shame 11. Combat groups 50. M____: Disney heroine
18. Kind of pipe 60. Bert ____, Oz Lion 12. Subdivision of a diocese 51. Pout
20. Relating to laymen 62. Divided heraldry field 13. Spanish province 53. Talks profusely
22. Denotes three 63. Loud laments 14. Ukrainian peninsula 54. Whale ship captain
23. Used in fighting or hunting 64. Abba ____, Israeli politi- 19. Square measures 55. Indicates near
24. Clock housings cian 21. W. Romanian city 57. ___el: Biblical tower
26. 6th Fleet’s homeport 65. Pen fluid 24. Dog genus 58. What we breathe
29. Water barrier 66. Women’s undergarment 25. Spanish friend 59. Patty Hearst’s captors
30. Leucanthemum superbum 67. Helps little firms 27. Donate income regularly 61. A nucleic acid
35. Black tropical Am. cuckoo 28. Horned vipers
36. Early movie studio DOWN 29. Dekaliter
37. Yearly tonnage (abbr.) 1. Non-commercial TV 31. 100 square meters
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SUDOKU PHOTO FIND
met marking changed
“E”; A1-red marking moved; G2-strap missing; C1-hel-
D1-extra passenger; B3-shadow missing; F2-”F” now
F4-missing socket in deck; F1-shirt changed color;
EASY MEDIUM HARD