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November 12, 2008 Vol. 17 Issue 24
Successful Career Fair Beneﬁts GW, CVW-5
By MC2 James Kimber
USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, At Sea—The USS
George Washington (CVN 73) Career Counselor’s Ofﬁce
hosted a Career Fair Nov. 9 for all Sailors interested in
Normally held in port when detailers are available
to visit the ship, this was the ﬁrst time GW has hosted
such an event at sea.
Some of the featured programs included: Recruiting
duty, RDC duty, ofﬁcer’s programs, “A” school
assignments, Special Warfare and Navy College.
“I think this was a good day and a good event,”
said NCC(AW/SW) Lloyd Stanford, Carrier Air Wing
NC1(SW/AW) Tyree Mardis and NCC(SW) Tyrone
Five (CVW-5) Command Career Counselor. “You have
Jiles talk to Sailors at the Career Fair held on the
a lot of Sailors who may not have the time to see their
mess decks Nov. 9.
divisional career counselor or a rated career counselor,
Photo by MCSN Christopher S. Harte
this gives them the opportunity to talk to someone about
their career goals at a time that’s more convenient to the have the correct information to begin with.”
Sailor. At the end of the day, that’s the most important To help solve that problem, the career counselors
thing — taking care of our Sailors.” aboard decided to clear the confusion and host a miniature
“We’ve got guys aboard our ship right now who’ve career symposium with a goal to present facts and dispel
‘been-there-done-that,’” said NCC(SW) Tyrone Jiles, the rumors. This factual information will come from
GW Command Career Counselor. “What better way to crewmembers who currently are a part of these programs
learn what steps you need to take before submitting your or have been earlier in their careers.
package.” “Opportunities in the Navy are abundant,” said
“This is the perfect opportunity for all of those Stanford. “From Navy College to ofﬁcer programs —
interested in enhancing their careers to educate enlisted to ofﬁcer programs is a very big scenario that can
themselves with the right information and derail be taken advantage of—EOD, SWIC, SEAL members, so
all of the ‘sea lawyers,’” said Jiles. “A lot of times, if people want to reach out or change rates, that’s something
someone puts in a package for a program that they they can do and actually really obtain their goals.”
are not qualiﬁed for, or submit it incorrectly and it is For guidance on your career path, contact the
disapproved. Then we ﬁnd out that he or she didn’t Command Career Counselor’s ofﬁce at J-9222.
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This Career Planning This Day CNO Announces Captain’s
Leads to in Navy
U.S. Navy’s Sailor of
Continuing Success History New Ethos the Day
November 12, 2008 Page 2
GW Holds Observance in Honor of Native Americans
By MC2 Barry Hirayama spoke of how Native Americans contributed to the U.S.
Guardian Staff Military and how it continues today.
Native Americans have served in the U.S. mili-
USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, At Sea—USS George tary with distinction for more than 200 years. Their
Washington (CVN 73) Sailors celebrated the rich histo- courage, determination and ﬁghting spirit have been
ry of North America’s ﬁrst inhabitants by attending the recognized by American military leaders since the
National American Indian Heritage Month observance 18th century.
Nov. 9 in the ship’s forecastle. The proud warrior tradition,
The theme for this year’s obser- strength, honor and pride are core
vance was “Living in Many Worlds.” values of Native Americans that have
“During National American In- greatly contributed to the armed forc-
dian Heritage Month, we celebrate es, said Allsup.
the rich ancestry of American Indi- “Today, let’s start looking back to
ans and Alaska Natives and recog- see what was so important and precise to
nize their many contributions to our our mothers and fathers of the past. Let’s
national story,” according to a Presi- pick up these positive traits and tradition
dential proclamation read to begin the and pass it on to our children,” he said.
program. An estimated 12,000 Native
MA1(SW/AW) John Allsup, the Americans fought in World War I and
guest speaker spoke about his Native more than 44,000 fought in World
American heritage and the lessons he War II, according to a presidential
was taught by his Cherokee grand- Proclamation designating November
mother. as American Indian Heritage Month.
“Back then, they had values and Seventeen Native Americans have re-
traditions, and I think it’s important to ceived the Medal of Honor for their
not lose sight of that. It shouldn’t just MA1(SW/AW) John Allsup selﬂess service.
be a memory; it should be something speaks at the American Indian There are currently more than
that is lasting and something we can Heritage observance held in 15,000 active duty, reserve and civil-
pass on to our children,” said Allsup. the ship’s forecastle Nov. 9. ian members of the Navy who are
During Allsup’s speech, he also Photo by MCSN B.R. Morgan American Indian or Alaska Native.
Education Boss Offers Career and Degree Planning Help
By MCSN Anthony R. Martinez reer Counselor’s ofﬁce and talking you, indicating which courses are
Guardian Staff with Atzel Santiago, GW’s Educa- required for your chosen ﬁeld of
tion Boss. study,” said Manley.
USS GEORGE WASHINTON, At “He told me what college cred- “First, you want to think
Sea—Whether Sailors have one its I’d already earned by looking at about what your ultimate goal is,”
year or 19 years left in the Navy, my SMART [Sailor/Marine Corps said Santiago, “Once you have nar-
planning what to do afterwards is American Registry on Education] rowed it down to a career, you can
an important step toward success transcript, and what else I will see a counselor that will help you
in civilian life. need to take to earn my degree,” set up a plan to accomplish your
“Career planning is easy and said Manley. goal.”
exciting, just because I know what As the education boss, San- After ﬁnding out what career
I want to do—and now I know how tiago shows Sailors different ca- path Sailors would like to pursue,
to do it,” said QM3 Justin Manley reer path options and recommends Santiago said there are multiple
of Navigation Department. which would beneﬁt them the ways for them to gain credits in ca-
Manley knew what career path most. reer ﬁelds of their choice.
he wanted to choose, and found “He reviews colleges with “There are various pro-
out the best direction to take by re- you and gets your foot in the door
cently visiting the Command Ca- by printing out a degree plan for See Degrees on Page 7
November 12, 2008 Page 3
Curtis Wilbur Sailors Arrive for Goodwill Port Visit
By MC2(SW/AW) Brock A. Taylor Curtis Wilbur’s commanding ofﬁcer. “The hospitality
Fleet Public Affairs Center Japan shown here today is indicative of the strong relation-
ship that exists between Japan and the United States of
FUKUOKA, Japan—The Arleigh Burke-class guided America. By visiting your wonderful city, I hope that
missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) arrived together we can make that relationship even stronger.”
in Fukuoka, Japan, Nov. 6, for a scheduled port visit. Sailors will also have a chance to visit the
While in port, the ship’s crew of approximately downtown areas of Fukuoka and experience a taste
300 Sailors is scheduled to participate in community of Western Japan’s culture. The ship is forward-de-
relations project, including a visit with local school chil- ployed to the
dren. Crew members will also engage in sports activi- east in Yoko-
ties with a local high school and the Japan Self-Defense suka. Post Ofﬁce Note
Force Western Air Force. Curtis Wil-
“The ofﬁcers and crew of USS Curtis Wilbur look bur is assigned The Sailors of GW’s Post
forward to enjoying some time off in the city of Fukuoka to Destroyer Ofﬁce remind you that to
and its surrounding areas,” said Cmdr. Ted Zobel, USS Squadron 15. guarantee your holiday
mail reaches its destina-
Navy, JMSDF Train for Casualty Care tion, packages and other
mail should be sent by
By MCSN Kari R. Bergman simulated an earthquake, which
the following dates:
Fleet Public Affairs Center Japan decimated parts of the Yokosuka
area, collapsing the ceiling of the
YOKOSUKA, Japan—The U.S. base gymnasium, trapping and in- Parcel Post: Nov. 13
Naval Hospital (USNH) Yokosuka juring 30 simulated victims.
teamed up with the Japan Mari- The drill focused on ensuring Space-A Mail: Nov. 27
time Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) the USNH special medical opera-
and Commander, U.S. Naval Forc- tional response team (SMORT), Parcel Airlift: Dec. 4
es Japan (CNFJ) Regional Fire De- along with the JMSDF reacted and
partment as part of a mass casualty provided ﬁre responder care, triage First-Class Mail: Dec. 11
drill held at Fleet Activities Yoko- and helped the ﬁre department
suka (CFAY) Nov. 6. Express Mail: Dec. 18
The mass casualty scenario See Training on Page 8
The Guardian is an authorized publication for Sail-
ors serving aboard USS George Washington (CVN
73). Contents herein are not the views of, or en-
dorsed by the U.S. government, the Department of
This Week in Navy History...
Defense, the Department of the Navy, or the com-
manding ofﬁcer of USS George Washington. All
news releases, photos or information for publication
in The Guardian must be submitted to the public
1912 - Lt. Theodore Ellyson makes ﬁrst successful launching of an
affairs ofﬁcer (7726).
airplane (A-3) by catapult at the Washington Navy Yard.
1940 - Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Harold R. Stark submits
Capt. J.R. Haley memorandum to the Secretary of the Navy on plans if the U.S.
Executive Ofﬁcer were to enter World War II, favoring a strong offensive in the
Capt. Karl O. Thomas
Atlantic and defense in the Paciﬁc.
Command Master Chief
CMDCM(AW/SW) J.R. Clark Sr. 1942 - Battle of Guadalcanal begins.
Public Affairs Ofﬁcer
Lt. Cmdr. Bill Urban November 13
Departmental LCPO 1942 - Loss of USS Juneau (CL 52) during the Battle of Guadalcanal results
MCC(SW) Jim O’Donnell
in the loss of ﬁve Sullivan brothers.
Guardian Editor 1943 - Fifth Fleet carriers begin long range night bombing attacks on
MC2 Dave Reynolds
Japanese positions in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands in
A Product of the Media Department preparation for landings.
November 12, 2008 Page 6
Treating Eye Injuries
Many eye wounds contain foreign objects, such as dirt, cinders,
eyelashes, bits of metal and dust. If a victim has an object sticking
out of the eye, have them lie down. Try to keep them calm.
Call for assistance. Do not attempt to remove an object that is
Islamic Friday Prayer: Muslim
embedded in or has penetrated the eye.
Sailors are invited to attend an
There are three types of eye injuries: Blunt trauma could be Islamic prayer meeting on Fri-
caused by a ﬁst or an elbow, a baseball or a bat. Treat blunt trauma days from 1300 to 1345.
to the eye by covering both eyes with a dry, clean and preferably
sterile cloth. Musicians/Lay Leaders
Foreign objects could include metal shavings, splinters, dust or a Wanted: If you are a musician
knife. Never attempt to remove an embedded foreign object from the eye. and are interested in playing or
If no bleeding is present, any eye injury may be ﬂushed with potable singing for one of the Protestant
water for ﬁve minutes. If the object is large and protruding, place a large worship services, please contact
paper cup over the eye and wrap with loose gauze to prevent the object Chaplain Lee (J-7905) or Chap-
from moving. Do not apply pressure to the foreign object. lain Yang (J-7901/7902). Cur-
rently, the Protestant Liturgical
Chemical burns may be caused by fuels, cleaning solutions,
Service is looking for a pianist or
bleach, battery acid or other substances. Treat chemical injuries to
keyboard player. Also, if you do
the eyes by immediately ﬂushing both eyes with water until medi-
not see your faith group repre-
cal assistance arrives. (Continue to ﬂush the victim’s eyes for 15-30
sented in the command worship
schedule, please talk to a chap-
Check the victim for further injuries and maintain their body lain about the possibility of lead-
temperature. Stay with the victim until medical assistance arrives. ing a service as a Lay Leader.
The United Through Read-
ing program is for anyone who
wishes to record a video of them-
selves, reading a book to their
child or other family members.
DVD’s and mailing materials
are provided free of charge. To
make an appointment, stop by
Religious Education Oppor-
tunities: Throughout the week,
CRMD offers variety of classes
taught by both chaplains and
What does the deck term “ﬂemish” mean? lay leaders. Please consult the
Starting with the bitter end in the center and lay successive circles of underway schedule to ﬁnd out
the line on deck in a clock wise direction. more. They may enrich your life,
especially during deployment pe-
How many List Control tanks are on board and what is their
maximum capacity? riods.
There are 10. The maximum capacity is 2,240,000 lbs of fresh wa- If you are in need of a Chap-
ter. Two port-side tanks are larger to compensate for the Island. lain call J-7902. We are located
State the purpose of the List Control system. “It is better to offer no ex-
To keep the ship at level deck or at a speciﬁc degree for evolutions cuse than a bad one.”
such as entering port, ﬂight ops, etc. -- George Washington
November 12, 2008 Page 7
New Ethos Reﬂects Character, Culture and Beliefs
By MC1(SW) Dan Meaney The United States Navy Ethos reads:
U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs We are the United States Navy, our Nation’s sea
power – ready guardians of peace, victorious in war.
NAPLES, Italy—Following several months of a world- We are professional Sailors and Civilians – a di-
wide, Web-based survey of Sailors and civilians, the verse and agile force exemplifying the highest standards
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead of service to our Nation, at home and abroad, at sea and
announced, Nov. 5, the creation of a new United States ashore.
Navy Ethos. Integrity is the foundation of our conduct; respect
The Oxford English Dictionary deﬁnes ethos as for others is fundamental to our character; decisive lead-
“the characteristic spirit, prevalent tone of sentiment, of ership is crucial to our success.
a people or community; the ‘genius’ of an institution or We are a team, disciplined and well-prepared, com-
system”. The Navy Ethos is meant to identify the distin- mitted to mission accomplishment. We do not waver in
guishing character, culture, and beliefs of the Navy. our dedication and accountability to our Shipmates and
Approved as an underpinning to mission success families.
Navywide, the Ethos reﬂects the values Sailors and We are patriots, forged by the Navy’s core values of
Navy civilians around the world need to accomplish Honor, Courage and Commitment. In times of war and
their many and varied missions. peace, our actions reﬂect our proud heritage and tradi-
The Ethos is entirely new and is meant to comple- tion.
ment the written - and often memorized - Navy Core We defend our Nation and prevail in the face of ad-
Values and Sailors’ Creed. It is the ﬁrst such statement versity with strength, determination, and dignity.
in 25 years. We are the United States Navy.
Degrees from Page 2
said Santiago, “The most con- “If you’re not really sure, then “All in all, it is a relatively easy
venient is the Navy College Pro- just get your general studies out of process,” said Manley. “I suggest
gram for Aﬂoat College Education the way, and go from there,” said really looking into starting college
(NCPACE).” Manley, “Take advantage of it.” and accelerating your life.”
Through NCPACE, Sailors ei-
ther attend instructor-based classes
offered while the ship is underway
or complete CD-ROM based dis-
XO’s Khaki Happy Hour
tance learning courses. Introducing a brand-new way to spice up the
“This program is tuition-free “Groundhog Day” of your morning routine...
and offers new terms every two
months,” said Santiago, “You only On Nov. 20, you could have the Chief or Ofﬁcer of your
pay for your books.” choice sweeping, scrubbing and swabbing your space.
Other options for Sailors in-
clude the College Level Examina- Bids are being accepted by Combined Federal Campaign repre-
tion Program (CLEP), Dantes Sub- sentatives on the aft mess decks during evening chow hours.
ject Standardized Tests (DSST)
and Excelsior College Examina- $5 gets a khaki on the list, and $40 gets them cleaning.
“These programs are an excel- If more than one Sailor or division bids on the same khaki, a bidding
lent way to earn college credit for war will commence. Whoever pledges the most money wins.
what you already know, and can
accelerate your degree plan while If that’s not enough, the Sailor or division who comes up with the
saving money,” added Santiago. most money gets to announce the start of XO’s Khaki Happy Hour,
Even if Sailors are unsure on since the XO will probably be heading to a cleaning locker.
what career to pursue, they can
still take college courses to gain Proceeds beneﬁt the CFC’s Family Youth Support Programs.
November 12, 2008 Page 8
Captain’s Sailors of the Day
GW Commanding Ofﬁcer Capt. J.R. Haley has rec- ﬁcation as an Air Intercept Controller (AIC). As leading
ognized these GW and CVW-5 Sailors for going “above petty ofﬁcer, she has taken considerable steps to further
and beyond” in the performance of their duties. the development and readiness of those who work for her
ABE3(AW) Katherine Helms of V-2 division is an by suggesting and coordinating professionally meaningful
outstanding Sailor who keeps the administrative processes temporary assignments. To improve AIC training, she de-
of 15 workcenters on track. She is directly responsible for veloped a user-friendly system to ensure aircrew feedback
processing hundreds of personnel qualiﬁcations standards, was completed, tracked, and delivered to controllers in a
request chits, evaluations and disciplinary documents for a timely fashion.
224-person division. Helms is proactive by nature and pos- As Community Relation Coordinator, RP3(SW)
sesses great foresight and management abilities. She recently Donald Staples of Command Religious Ministries Depart-
earned her Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist qualiﬁca- ment facilitated six highly successful community relations
tion, improving her professional knowledge, combat readi- projects during GW’s Guam port visit. His initiative led
ness and overall understanding of the command mission. to the creation of COMREL certiﬁcates for volunteers as
Helms is a key member or the ALRE team. Time and time well as a volunteer database. He developed a new and im-
again, she demonstrates her loyalty and work ethic. proved template for tracking American Red Cross messag-
OS2(SW) Dacia Sampers is assigned to CVW-5’s es, resulting in a more effective and efﬁcient way of doing
Operations Department. Filling the normal role of a chief business. Staples is a very reliable individual who consis-
petty ofﬁcer, she oversees the day-to-day management of a tently produces superior results. His can-do spirit reﬂects
busy Operations Ofﬁce while also maintaining her quali- great credit upon himself and the GW/5 Team.
Training from page 3
evacuate the building. have that kind of preparation for an “Using cosmetics and different
“We hold these drills bi-an- actual event. apparatuses to simulate actual inju-
nually and it gives us a chance to “That is why it is so important ries deﬁnitely helps us with real-life
work with the ﬁre department and for us to practice this and get it right scenarios,” Norwood said. “It gives
most importantly gives us a chance and for our teams to coordinate to- a better understanding of what we’re
to work with the JMSDF,” said Lt. gether to make it happen in a coor- dealing with.”
Cmdr. Brian Norwood, senior medi- dinated fashion.” The drill also helps the USNH
cal ofﬁcer and team leader. “There The simulated victims during and the JMSDF keep up with train-
is a lot of preparation that goes into the drill used props to help make the ing, interoperability and to stay pre-
these drills; unfortunately we don’t scenario more realistic. pared for real-world scenarios.