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IW ' w -•-iS.My ' ? s l ' iS;SB? ' ' ■■■ ' ' ' ' ■ ' ■- ' ■ : H OA USS ACADIA AD 42 WESTERN PACIFIC- INDIAN OCEAN DEPLOYMENT I9S3 A new ship A new crew Trained and practiced For just one purpose: To provide the finest service Anywhere on earth We are the officers and crew of USS ACADIA This is our story. . . IBI. ' :rr-- Vr-Tj . ' - . v . ! - ' •- • » ■s«| « ? uss ACADIA (AD-42) uss ACADIA (AD-42) is the first ship to bear the name. As a destroyer tender, ACADIA provides materials and mobile facilities for ships requir- ing service or repair inport or at sea. Specially designed to assist the DD- 963 class destroyers, CGN class cruis- ers and FFG-7 class frigates, ACADIA can also serve any ship of the fleet. ACADIA ' S talented Repair Depart- ment can accomplish all services re- quired, including most of the sup- port available at shore based main- tenance activities. Large doors per- mit easy access to ships alongside. A dozen small craft are available to transfer material and personnel to nearby ships. Four huge cranes on deck handle antennas, machinery, provisions and small boats, and can even lift an entire gas turbine engine directly out of a ship alongside. Spe- cial repair facilities for nuclear pro- pulsion plants are also provided. Be- yond its repair services, ACADIA provides the latest medical and den- tal care for her crew and other ships as well. Extra electrical generators, water distilling capacity and transfer facilities provide additional electric- ity, steam and fresh water for ships alongside. Whatever or whereever the requirement, ACADIA is ready to serve the Navy ' s finest. Length 641 ' 10 " Draft . .24 ' Beam . .85 ' Displacement. . 21,916 tons Maximum Speed. 20 knots Crew 44 officers 1158 enlisted 4 " i CAPTAIN BRENTON P. HARDY COMMANDING OFFICER Captain Brenton P. Hardy of Fitch- burg, Massachusetts is a 1959 gra- duate of Fitchburg State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in edu- cation. In 1971, he received his Mas- ter of Arts degree in International Af- fairs from George Washington Uni- versity. His first duty assignments after receiv- ing his commission in 1959 were aboard the USS RUSHMORE (LSD-14) and the USS LINDENWALD (LSD-6). Following tours as Engineer of USS POWER (DD-839) and as Aide and Flag Secretary to Commander Cruis- er-Destroyer Flotilla Seven, Captain Hardy next served as Operations Offi- cer aboard USS KING (DLC-10) and Executive Officer of USS PARSONS (DDG-33). Upon graduation from the Naval War College, he was assigned to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Strategic Plans, Policy, and Nucle- ar Systems Division. He attended the National War College, and following graduation served as Commanding Officer, USS WILLIAM V. PRATT (DDC-14). Prior to his assignment as Commanding Officer, USS ACADIA (AD-42), Captain Hardy was Head, Military Personnel Management Branch in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Captain Hardy has been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Navy Commenda- tion Medal with Combat " V " and two gold stars in lieu of second and third awards. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon and Meritori- ous Service Medal with gold star in lieu of second award. He is married to the former Barbara J. Sullivan of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. They have three sons. Ensign Mark Hardy, George, Michael, and a daugh- ter, Kelly. 7 Captain born in 13, 193 Ruth d ., T. Finch, Jr. was uis, Missouri on July Parker Thomas and . Finch. He attended :hooland is a 1961 gra- Princeton University fshelor of Arts degree in n 1972 he received his of Busipess Administration -|(fflarvard University. His first duty assignment after re- ceiving his commission in 1962 was aboard USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754), followed by a tour as Aid and Flag Lieutenant to Com- mander, Middle East Forces. After a tour in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as Representa- icer tive to the National Indications Center, Captain Finch served as Operations Officer and Engineer Officer aboard USS O ' CALLAHAN (DE 1051). Upon graduation from Harvard University, he served as Com- manding Officer, Military Sealift Command Office, Sattahip, Thai- land. Following a tour as Executive Officer of USS BENJAMIN STOD- DERT (DDG 22), and a second tour in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as Personnel Ex- c hange Program Manager, Cap- tain Finch next served as Com- manding Officer, USS KINKAID (DD 965). Prior to assignment as (AD 42), Captain Finch was a mber of the Pacific Fleet Pro- jlsion Examination Board. Captain Finch has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Viet- nam Expeditionary Medal. He is married to the former Sally L. Shafer of Syracuse, New York. They presently reside in Corona- dttECalifornia. CHANGE OF COMMAND " I relieve you, Sir. " " I stand relieved. " A brief ceremony, a few simple words and the re- sponsibility for a ship and her crew is shifted from one man to another. The simplicity of the short phrases emphasizes the seriousness of the cere- mony. Command at sea is not lightly embarked on, yet it is both rewarding and challenging. Captain Hardy is all smiles as he greets his relief. Captain Finch, with a Welcome Aboard and a hearty handshake. Ofit CommanAln OffUtx lUS S c4aaAla (c4 ) fun ifU JMauiX to announet iftt C anqt of Commana CUumontf at wnlen Cafitaln Sxtnton P dl(x cMaxJtf. iM S. tf Vaw mai xtlUvtd Btf Cafitaln Pa tt O omax Ouiefi, unlox, It . cAavy on IJtiuxudaif, tnt iftn of iatf Vlnttttn hunaxttl ana tlqnltf -tnxss onioaxJ S S cy eaJla (cA -4x) at It o axala The myriad briefs intro- ducing Captain Finch and ACADIA to each other are over. All that remains are a few strokes of a pen and command of ACADIA will be passed from Captain Hardy to Captain Finch. The change of command is symbolized by Captain Hardy pinning the com- mand at sea star over Cap- tain Finch ' s right pocket. Captain Stephen W. Lombardo Executive Officer Captain Stephen W. Lombardo of Hartford, Connecticut enlisted in the Navy in 1952. As an enlisted man, he served on USS JENKINS (DDE-447), on USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9), as a chief reactor operator, and at the Navy ' s Nuclear Power Training Llnit, Idaho Falls, Idaho. He received his commission in the Navy ' s integration program from Offi- cer Candidate School, Newport in 1962. He is a 1968 graduate of Califor- nia Orange Coast Junior College and a 1972 graduate of the Naval Postgradu- ate School at Monterey with a Bache- lor of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs. Captain Lombardo ' s commissioned service has included assignments on USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-32) as Engineering Officer, USS CAPE (MSI- 2), USS WORDEN (CG-18) where he served initially as Engineering Officer and later as Executive Officer, USS HAROLD E. HOLT (FF-1074) as Execu- tive Officer and USS FREDERICK (LST- 1184) as Commanding Officer. His shore duty includes OIC of the Mine Warfare Training Center at Long Beach, advisor to Coastal Group 36 Republic of Vietnam, and Material Officer for Commander Naval Surface Group Middle-Pacific. Captain Lombardo has been awarded the Bronze Star with " V " (three awards). Combat A( lion Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation (two awards). Good Conduct (three awards), China Ser- vice, National Defense (two awards), Korean Service (two awards). Armed Forces Expeditionary, Vietnam Service (seven awards). Cross Gallantry Vietnam, Tech- nical Medal Vietnam, Civil Action Vietnam, United Na- tions, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and Vietnam Campaign. I Ic is married to the former Svlvi.i sons, Joseph and John. ihnson, and has two Commander Jeffrey L Richard Executive Officer Commander Jeffrey Luke Richard of Worcester, Massachusetts, is a 1967 graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. In 1976, he received his Mas- ter of Arts degree, also in Political Sci- ence, from California State University at Hayvk ' ard. After receiving his commission through the Naval ROTC program in 1967, his first duty assignment was aboard USS EVANS (DE-1023). Follow- ing graduation from the Destroyer School, Newport, he served as Weap- ons Officer on USS BENNER {DD-807) and on USS TURNER JOY (DD-951). After duty as an instructor at Naval ROTC Unit, University of California, Berkeley, he served in the Bureau of Personnel. He next was assigned as Engineer of the USS COONTZ (DDG- 40). Upon graduation from the Armed Forces Staff College, he served in the Systems Analysis Division, Officer of the Chief of Naval Operations. Com- mander Richard assumed duties as Ex- ecutive Officer, USS ACADIA (AD-42) on February 27, 1983. Commander Richard has been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, National De- fense Service, Vietnam Service, and Viet- nam Campaign. hie is married to the former Charlotte Lou- ise Morello. They have two daughters, Jen- nifer and Rebecca, and a son, Shane. 0 y Nk. 11 MASTER CHIEF OF THE COMMAND During our first port visit outside of the United States, ACADIA took pleasure in announcing the appointment of our new Command Master Chief, Navy Counsellor Master Chief Petty Officer Roy B. Collman. NCCM Collman began his naval career while still attending high school by joining the Naval Reserves. In September of 1957 he reported to USS HASSAYAMPA, where he came a Quarter Master. After completing two years he was released from active duty to the reserves. For the next twelve and a half years, the master chief remained in a drilling reserve status. In June 1972, Master Chief Petty Officer Collman returned to active duty as a QM1, from a reserve status of QMCS, in time to commission USS KISKA (AE 35). Following a brief sea tour on board the ammunition vessel, he reported to the University of Kansas as a NROTC instructor. In August 1977, NCCM Collman returned to sea on board USS SPERRY (AS 12). In 1979, he cross rated from QMCS to NCCS, and shipped over to the regular Navy, after completing 22 years of reserve service. Master Chief Petty Officer Collman came aboard USS ACADIA in November 1980 as the Command Carrer Counsellor. He was advanced to Navy Counsellor Master Chief Petty Officer in April 1982. While acting as the link between enlisted personnel and officers, NCCM Collman offers vital assistance necessary in a command of this size. Stressing the importance of utilizing the chain of command is one of the Master Chief ' s priorities. Another is the welcoming aboard of new personnel, and getting them through a complete indoctrination program. He is married to the former Carolyn Sons, and has a daughter, Patty, and a son, Brett. 12 " In my entire Navy career, 1 have yet to have the pleasure of working w ith a more en- joyable and highly skilled crew than that of ACADIA. " NCCM Roy B. Collman Command Master Chief 13 Jli ai Life at sea offers something for most everyone. Some stay awake all night with friends, some seek th( solitude of a sunrise or a sunset, some write letters home, some talk with shipmates, some walk around t he ship all day and some sit on the fantail. 14 .% ENGINEERING LIGHT OFF AND OFF RATI ON The Chief Engineer watches carefully as final preparations are made. Water is tested, the bur- nerman dons safety gear, and we have. . . 16 neer final Me. bur- UGHTOFF! and OPFRATION 17 NAVIGATION DETAIL During the course of the WESTPAC, there were many opportunities for the QM ' s to put their training to use. Guid- ing us through busy areas of the world like Hong Kong, Toyko-wan and the Straits of Meiacca, and through the sharp coral reefs of Diego Garcia. Using buoys, piers and landmarks to keep ACADIA on course and out of danger, in weather both fair and foul, the navigation team always came through, opening the door to vast seas and exciting ports. (Above) QMKSW) Mar- shall determines ACA- DIA ' s distance from land. (Left) SN Barnes keeps a sharp eye out for hazards and aids to navigation. 18 (Top) The unseen members of the navigation detail. OS2 Lundquist, OS3 Robinson and OS2 Bush form part of CIC ' s piloting team, backing up the navigation team on the bridge. (Left) QMSN Porter marking the bearing of landmarks during sea and anchor detail. (Above) QMC Culver Using the sextant, a practice dating back to the days of wooden sailing ships. 19 General Quarters, GENERAL QUARTERS, ALL HAND S MAN YOUR BATTLE STATIONS!! . . . set condition ZEBRA throughout the ship . . 20 OPPOSITE PACE (Far left:) Some of the crew don battle gear from Repair locker three. (Upper right:) Donning OBA ' s and anti-fire gear. (Lower left:) HT1 Valenca leads his group into Repair locker five. (Lower right:) Last minute tightening, or " dogging a hatch " . This Page (Left:) Team work is best for tim- ing. (Below:) YN1 Hare, manning the main con- trol board in the bridge. (Far Below:) Ready with the hoses. When G.Q. is first sounded, hearts beat faster, andrenalin flows, and bodies race about. The ships ' existence depends on quick, smart and safe judgement within seconds of that calling. And, because of the ships ' demanded qualities, we have to drill over and over constantly, to get it right, every time. When " Condition Zebra " is set, hatches slam down, " dogs " (bolls) are " dogged " , (bolted) and the ship is made water tight through and through, so as to control flooding, in case the ship has been da- maged in any way. " Hit Alpha " Is just like it says, to inform everyone that a collision is certain, and to be ready for it, to lessen the damage to personnel aboard. These drills can go on for hours, and with ventilation shut off, and the ship water tight, the crew can sweat it out, literally. But with all these drills the captain can be reassured that his crew will be ready if the " real thing " ever comes his way. HIT ALPHA, HIT ALPHA, ALL HANDS BRACE FOR COLLISION!! 21 Two grey ships, steaming side by side, separated by 170 feet of blue water, connected by a few thin lines and a couple of hoses. Replenishment at sea; hun- dreds of gallons of fuel per minute are pumped to ACADIA, filling tanks emptied by days of steaming. Simultaneously fleet stores, movies and mail are transferred. UNREP is one of the most dangerous evolutions con- ducted at sea, requiring precise conning of the ship. Everyone gets involved, from the Captain to the sea- men and firemen. The f)oatswain ' s mates man the UNREP stations, while the engineers get involved below, monitoring the flow of fuel into the tanks and testing the quality of the fuel. UNDERWAY REPLENISHMENT (! FOR: EMIRGENCI BREAKAWAY r IMMEDIATELY «l. flWAT U 22 23 FLIGHT OPERATIONS I t 24 I Thru out the West Pac deployment, there were many opportunities for the Air Op- erations Force to " Strut their stuff " , whether on or off loading mail, supplies, personnel, and medevacing patients, they always operated in a highly efficient man- ner, sometimes for hours at a time, almost exausting them. They were on call 24 hours a day, and flight quarters were any- where from Diego Garcia on not to mention the second night out, when the ACADIA rescued those two stranded fish- ermen. 25 AIR OPERATIONS Left: LT " Liberty " Smith finds a way to go to the beach and still be on call. Below: ENS Chandler leaves the helicopter after an adventuresome flight. I 26 uss ACADIA PLANEGUARD The pilot gets a thumbs-up from the flight deck crew and the action starts. An F-14 Tomcat takes off from the forward catapault, close enough for the crew to sec the pilots and feel the jet blasts. USS AMERICA ' S hull number, 56, looms larger and larger as ACADIA makes her approach for planeguard duties. — ii,jir- m if Kj y AB -m 27 jiL There ' s one small word, only three letters big. That some sailors dread more, than the four lettered brig. The stomachs turn, and the knees go weak. The throats dry up, and the voices squeak. With a shakey voice, they cry out, " Why me?? i had it last week. Just check it and see. " They delay and they stall, ' till they check out the board. And they see that the old batch, has grown a new hoard. So, with a bucket of water, and some screwdrivers too. And maybe some sandpaper, drills, rags and glue. 28 Opposite page top left: The constant chore of up dating the weekley PMS Schedule. Opposite page top right: Divers going over the seal in a diving helmet, by the book. Opposite page bottom left: HT1 Vallenca briefing on a work center PMS " Tag Out " proceedure. This page left: Flushing out one of the many fire stations. This page bottom: Cleaning and Inspecting, a never ending chore. They ' ll hammer and sand, and chisel and patch. They ' ll strap it or dog it, or bolt it or latch. Some places are easy, and some hard to reach. They find ways to get there, that the old sailors don ' t teach. They chec k all the batteries, every circuit and gear. To make sure things run, better year after year. They work on it daily, ' till they get the job done. But they know more ' s waiting, with each rising sun. There ' s nothing more, that ' s dreaded less. . ., Than that forever chore, called ... P. M.S.... by HN David Stauter 29 FROM THE FINEST In times of trouble the ships of the UnitecJ States Navy need a source of help. From 4 January to 4 August 1983, it was ACADIA who was there, ready, responsive and gener- ous. Like a loving mother, she took ships and boats of all shapes and sizes alongside, taking care of them. From medical and dental services to the most complex repair jobs, all needs were met by the versatile ACADIA and her crew who are dedicated to serving the finest. 30 TO THE FINEST 31 FROM THE FINEST Researching Technical material. Operation " Golden Flow " Parts manufacture. " Work . . work work. 33 " If I can ' t fix it, I ' ll sink it!! " Phone Repair " One ringy dingy Parts inspection I I Inspecting an LM 2500 gas turbine engine. " Smokey the Bear would be proud of us. " " Take that,.. . and that!! " 35 " Did you get my good side? " SH3 Coleman flies through the air in Pattaya Beach. A small gathering of R-2 in the Philippines, " Coke isn ' t it. ' 36 " How dry I am CANDIDLY ACADIA ' S ET2 Fuller moving in Studying for " Sailor of tfie Quarter?? " CAUGHT 37 A quiet picnic Planning where to go on liberty. II " You can ' t have him, he ' s mine!! " " this is the rest and this is the refreshing . " -Isiash 28:12 It IK J " JEbUS Ih LCRL " , ■ 38 " How did 1 get the 2 a.m. watch? " Relieving tension headaches, eh? The officer 0700-1630 coffee break Partying — Latin Disco style. Just yukking it up, (L to R) Larry, Moe, and Curly. Dawn Communion on the flight deck. 0600 mass on the signal bridge. EASTER SUNDAY I Some of the people who bring you those wonderful meals. . . " Maybe one small piece, nobodys look- ingll " .liiiuj. 40 BINGO! 1) " Here buy two, they ' re small. . . 2) " Rules? You know I can ' t read. 3) " 1-25 " The suspension mounts. 4) " B-3 " Getting closer. . . 5) " All I need is N-32... " 41 Hail and Farewell. The last night underway. WARD- ROOM J % . MSSA Little prepares liq- uid refreshment. MS3 Philips carries desert. MSI Apsay creating Happy Birthday! MS3 Philips sets the table. MSSA Harvey serves MIDN Babies dinner. 42 Maybe a smile will get me more. No, it didn ' t. CPO MESS Liquid refreshment. Clean up time. Goat ' s milk? 43 FIRE CRACKER TEAM 44 THIS IS A DRILL THIS IS A DRILL ON ACADIA. FIRE, FIRE that call goes out over the IMC almost daily, whether inport or out to sea, day or night. And, because of those constant drillings, a shipboard fire was extinguished, due to quick thinking, rapid action and cool heads. The day was June 9th, around 4:00 am, FN Joseph O. Oberg III awoke to smoke in his berthing space. Upon investigation, he discovered the smoke was coming from a fire in a storage room that was between his berthing and another berthing space, and which was just one deck above a large fuel storage tank. He reported to Damage Control Center (DCC) the location, and then returned to the scene and attempted to extinguish the fire. Being forced out by heavy smoke, he then went and awoke his sleeping shipmates, keeping them from becoming memories of the West Pac. The Fire Cracker Team showed up, and extinguished the fire. They, along with FN Oberg, received Letters of Commendation for their heroic performance. From all of us on ACADIA, " Thanks guys. " ■ -x• While inport in Yokosuka, Japan, some other crewman got to practice fire fighting at the Fire Training Center. Shown at right, top to bottom: 1) A student checks the air tightness of his OBA mask with one of the instructors. 2) An extra pair of hands can be helpful. 3) Manning the hoses 4) Cooling down the door . . 5) Cracking the door, and fanning back the flames 6) Going in. . . 45 LIFE- STYLE 1) Homeward bound 2) Wog Killers!! 3) New friends 4) Having fun, Flo?? 1) " Look at the birdie. " 2) Sunrise Easter 3) Our choir 4) " Can I take her home?? " 46 LIFE- STYLE 1) Volleyball, anyone?? 2) Home away from home?? 3) Proud dedication 4) CDR LeBaron painting?? 5) A welcome diversion 6) " it ' s off to work we go . " 7) " . . wonder if hermit crabs are housebroken? " 8) " This one ' s for you. " 47 " Look ma, I made it . I ' m in the Phillipinesl! " It hurts so good. TT-N 211 MT I said TURN RIGHT, bullll " What ' d he say on the phones, there ' s a WHAT out there?? " (LEFT): " Maybe if I threw it in the water " (RIGHT): " It wasn ' t me- honestll " ' ' 48 4-, " He never brought me flowers. " I Above-The uniform gets them everytime. Right- " You didn ' t know I was a model, did you? " " So that ' s where It is. ' FANTAIL FROLIC Fantail Frolics ... or newly titled, " the Boatdeck BASH " . Whatever you want to call it, it gave the crew an afternoon off, to get out in the sun and to enjoy the bar-b- que ' s. Throughout the West Pac, during the long underway periods there were many Fantail Frolics, with activities such as Smokers, (boxing) Wrestling, Simon Says, Pie and Hot Dog eating contests, Tug-o- wars, various types of Water Relays, and our versions of the Talent and " Gong " shows. Whether you got involved in the cooking, or entered the contests, or even just sat and observed, it was an event well enjoyed by one and all. I 1 it ' ' I r iVv: 52 ..J I FANTAIL FROLIC I 53 1 i " r 55 Not only did the day start out bad . 56 f ( Once the trusty shellbacks got started, there was no turning back. " N 57 58 " Let the pageant begin! " ; % fy» The candidates came forward with high hopes that they would be chosen as queen. My, my, and what " beauties " they were. 59 60 A trusty shellback! (Can ' t you tell?) V i m The C.O. ' s trousers take a ride up the mast. If the academy could see me now. Above: Boy, what a kisser!! Below: So, that ' s what a shell back is all about. 61 SfiC lii IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ACADIA TRADITION TO PARTICIPATE IN AS MANY SPORTING AND EXTRA- CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AS POSSIBLE. NOT ONLY IS IT AN IDEAL WAY TO HELP KEEP OUR CREW MEMBERS IN SHAPE, BUT THERE ARE ALSO THE GREAT FEELINGS THAT COME FROM BEING A PART OF THE WINNING TEAM AND WINNING TEAMS WE HAVE! ACADIA ' S SPORTS TEAMS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ENCOURAGED TO SHOW GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, FINE TALENT, AND GREAT TEAMWORK. THESE CHARACTERISTICS MAKE ACADIA ' S TEAMS SOME OF THE BEST COMPETITIVE AND RESPECTED AROUND. » 62 f :f ft, fmt I The ACADIA CAVALIERS TOP ROW: (L to R) MSSA Kerry " Bo " Day, MSSN Jimmy Rivera, MMFN Steve Schultz, DPI Michael Lyies, EN3 Dale Rinkivicz, EMFN Lorenzo Powell CENTER ROW: (L to R) MR1 Michael Thomas, coach; and RM1 Theron Jones, asst. coach Kneeling: (L to R) DP3 Kim Radford, SR Adolph Gilchrest, SN Henry Ladd, HT3 James Benton 63 COMMODORES ACADIA COMMODORES BT3 Parkman, MM3 Ware, MM2 Foreman, HM3 Simpkins, LT Reddick, Coach, SN Thompson, SN Levins, SN Haas, YN3 King 64 PLAY BALL!!! . j 1 KN 65 r ff UO«,tr JW tL ww m f BOXING To climb into the ring takes heart To inflict a dazing blow takes speed and strength To receive a dazing blow takes indurance To emerge victoriously Takes all of these L S ; 66 RODEO CLUB ' i WEEKLY : TV GUI ALD MOMMA DON ' T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS... 67 TEAM SPIRIT!! Here sit just a small example of the teams formed on Acadia during this West Pac. Many tourna- ments were played, and the pulling together of each team, brought forth the victor... Those persons that kept active, involving themselves in sports supported by the command, found that the staleness and boredom of the long cruise was not really that bad. Not only were they rewarded with a more fit body, but during many activities, trophies and Acadia tee shirts were given. THANK YOU, SPECIAL SERVICES!! THIS PAGE: right; Acadia ' s soccer team, below; M B Softball team. OPPOSITE PAGE: top; R-4 ' s Softball team. Win- ners in the Diego Garcia Tournament. Bottom; Acadia ' s Rodeo Team. i 68 f..V- -. 69 fj:iniUdUK The Captain ' s got a winner. Chief Warrant Officer Dale, who is an experienced angler, converted one of the ship ' s liberty boats into a fishing boat. Guided deep sea fishing excursions were conducted in the waters around Diego Garcia, enabling ACAD! A ' s crewmembers to do battle with the denizens of the deep. A pretty good day. A much better day. 70 J i Smile fish Is that the bait, Doc? ffMM rr n UltM ni0t I think I ' ll open my own market. 71 Where ' s our guide? This smells fishyl He really does catch fishi Dinner for the crew Days End 72 " Tuna cassarole, anyone?? ' No, it ' s not a torpedo. Everybody catches fish. ' I like it, can I keep him?? " The Big Bull 73 O icen and G icaajl 74 EXECUTIVE STAFF - LT JONELL MIETTINEN Administrative Officer A «iHir NCCM ROY B. COLLMAN Master Chief of the Command r V LT JACK L. HARTMAN, CHC I Chaplain LT RANDI R. BRADSTREET, JAGC Command Legal Advisor ENS KATHRYN L. CHANDLER Legal Officer 75 MRCS Critser poses for a " Candid shot " pi l!! c;. YNCS Ronald G. Baker MRCS David B. Critser MACS Frank J. Ceidner PNCS Kenneth W. Omiand PCC Oscar Almendarez .f 1 4 C f ' ir r MAC Francisco S. Baylon PN2 Frank P. Brando PN3 David W. Brownell FN Harvey N. Childress HM2 Rita A. Coolidge SN Karyl A. Duty YN3 Michelle A. Gardenhire PN2 Peter P. Garm PNSN Donald C. Golden YN1 Kenneth J. Hare PC3 Rosalie R. FHarland PN2 Richard K. Herbert YN2 Dean A. Jones PN3 Sandra Jones RP2 David M. Morse 76 i f- .u , ' PN2 Eugene V. Ziambao Prof. Walter Collett, Pace Instructor YNSR Michael ). Murphy PN1 Cheryl M. Nathan PN3 Raymond S. Plagge PN3 Constance G. Russell PNSN Patti Jo Saville PNSN Donna B. Shepard PC2 Steven E. Sloan NCI Wilson Steven YN1 Eduardo F. Villanueva MAI Billy |. Woodruff PAPER WORK..YUK! Right Above: PCC Almanderez helps PC2 Sloan with the easy (?) part of the job, paper work Right Bottom; YN1 Hare finds there ' s more to Yeoman work in the Navy than just " pencil pushing, " such as being the C.O. ' s personal phone talker. i 77 OPERATIONS .• » v DEPARTMENT LCDR LINDA D. LONG Operations Officer Navigator CW04 SAMUEL M. WHITAKER Communications Officer Lieutenant Commander Long maintaining vigilance. The ship for which we are the eyes, ears and voice. 78 t ft rs r IX iL 1 iV ETC John F. Tipton ET1 Arthur K.H. Schaefer ET2 " AL " Allen D. Puckett ET2 " Rich " Richard T. Davis ET2 Larry W. Wilken ET2 " Wally " Charles F. Cox ET3 " Loribeth " Lori K. Chamberlain ET3 Johnny L. Hill " Can you call collect? " Did you hear a thump?? " " Ok, what now, Donkey Kong or Pac Man?? " SM2 David R. Davenport SM3 William R. Stewart QM1 Glenn A. Marshell QM2 Brock B. Bowers QMSN Lewis A. Porter Jr. 79 w p RMC Larry C. Maassen RMC Donald G. Shaw RM1 John C. Murray RM1 Theron Jones RM1 Richard A. Flores V I I . i7 V RM1 Pamela ). Jerome RM2 Lyie Lester RM2 Patricia L. Ingalls RM2 Ken R. Preston RM2 Edward L. Lusher I RM3 Charles E. Williams RM3 Steven A. Randall RM3 Blaine V. Krisp RM3 Alan S. OIley RM3 Paul Shorthair RM3 Randall checking knobs. RM1 Flores instructs RM3 Preston. 80 (L to R) OS2 Michael Bush OS2 Steven L. Spink 052 Steven W. Lundquist 053 George D. Robinson n YN3 Michael |. Hungelmann y Not Pictured are: OS2 Dianna |. Cochran OS2 Terry G. Howard OSSN Roger O. Birch QM2 Brian P. Egner RMSN Chauncy M. Roulette RMSN Milton E. Jones RMSN Daniel L. Cogner RMSA Lisa A. Garner SMI Harold L. Barclay SMSN Clarke N. Benich OopsI! HONORARY OPS and MARS PERSONNEL 14 I L r IF RP2 David M. Morse, as ship ' s signal- AGl Richard Hutton, " E.F. " , Our MARS Team: (L to R, Top row): YN3 Hungelmann, man as ship ' s weatherman. QM2 Bowers, QM2 Egner. (Center): ET2 Cox, LCDR Long, ET2 Puckett. (Bottom): ET2 Davis, ET1 Schaefer, BTl Walton. With-out whose assistance we would have been crippled. 81 DECK DEPARTMENT LT THOMAS T. LOGUE First Lieutenant N LT ERNESTO CRUZ, JR Second Division Officer CW04 JAMES W. CRAWFORD Ship ' s Boatswain Officer -4. ' % CW04 ROGER L. LANKFORD Weapons Division Officer . V BMCS ROBERT E. ARGANBRIGHT I 82 V • - tx i-f r v EM3 Curtis M. Abma EN3 Brian A. Allen BM3 Alan D. Artz SN Harold D. Barnes BM2 Henry Bates SN Steven C. Berry SN Fred |. Bowers BM1 Terry L. Bushman SN Theodore E. Clawson SN Alan R. Danielson BM3 Heidi J. Daugherty BM3 Marvin L. DeMartini BM2 Richard A. Dennison SN Mary L. DeRosia SN Doreen P. Dower EN3 Donald P. Duffy MM1 Antonio G. Enginco SN Patrick D. Flannery SN Joseph K. Flores BM1 Ysidro O. Flores BMSN Dan Gallagher SN Adolph Gilchrist SN Terry L. Griffith YNSN Patricia A. Grossi ENFN Raymond J. Gudgeon SN David P. Hale SN Mitchell L. Helton SN Gregory J. Hiatt SN William C. Hill SN John F. Horan BM3 Christopher C. Johnson BM3 Brenard L. Jones SN Donald Langlands SN James Lema SN Freddy Loyacano 83 BM3 Nelson R. Maldonado BM3 lames P. Mangers BM2 )oe H. Mayo BM1 William J. McCann SN Thomas R. McDonough BM3 Edwin E. Medrano ENl Michael A. Moni SN Randy H. Morgan BM3 Bob M. Morrison SN Gary R. No! BM3 Dennis M. Nottoli SN Patricio Perez BM2 Dale A. Peters BM3 Wayne M Reddig BM3 Dwayne A. Riley I Ihec drill IS I I ; 84 I The crew of the starboard lifeboat races to save " Oscar " during a man overboard drill. 1 N V 1 BM3 Arold R Schreuder EM3 William C. Schuize BM3 Elmer N. Shoemaker EN3 Robert E. Sirmans BM2 John W Smith EN Kenneth D. Spears SN Corwin D. Strong SN Joseph Szala BM2 Curtis M. Thompson SN Jeanne M. Tomlin BM3 Tracy N. Turner SN Shelly R. Vaughn BM3 William M. Vaughn BM3 Leroy R. Versendaal SN Felipe ). Villa BM3 McArthur Wallace BM2 David A. Warford BM3 Gary Williams 85 WEAPONS DIVISION ( CMACS Wilbert P.). Schexneider n, u. CMTC Lawerance E. Smith CMTC John D. Rabe X I i y y TM1 Robert F. Larson CMG2 Jettie C. Pugh TM2 Martin A. Walker TMT1 Joseph S. Stanley GMT1 Mark D. Trusty TM2 Michael E. Zearley CMC2 Christina I. Rocha i 86 YN3 Janet M. Doyle TM3 Deborah S. Turner GMC3 Garland S. Hall CMT3 Patrick M. Bahr if if TM3 Vernon L. Zearley TM3 Wesley L. Sirmans TM3 Ann K. Shortridge Not Pictured: CW03 Laird, FTG1 John C. Brewer, GMG2 Marie D. Steele, CMT2 Rickey W. Jimenez, TMT2 Joyce E. Hall, TMSN Richard R. Littlefield, GMTSN Christopher Pennington, TMSN Marvin McFarland, TMSN Michael Reed, TMSN Eldon J. Woldt " Of course I look miserable, it ' s hot out here!! " TMSN David H. Lancaster SN Brady L. Byrum a 1 TMSN David J. Miller TMSN Dawn M. Gazda SN Robb Ahrendt rs a i 87 ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT % LCDR GEOFFREY J. CALABRESE Chief Engineer y LT RACHEL L. YOBS Electrical Auxiliaries Officer LT ROBERT D. SUTTLE Main Propulsion Assistant LT JODY A KARKOWSKI Damage Control Assistant y LTJC CHARLOTTE V. SCOTT- MCKNIGHT Electrical Officer CW04 JOHN O. FLINNFR Auxiliaries Officer .. E DIVISION Electrical f WW » t7 i ' OUR FEARLESS LEADERS " K EMCS Carl W. Jones ICC Michael R. Freedman EM2 Daniel Alvarado EMI Ronnie S. Angeles EMFN Louis Bannister EM3 George A. Bishop EM3 Tommy A. Bolt EM2 Royce C. Brown IC3 Margaret M. Dahl EM3 Brian K. Dopier FN Mary S. Haas EM3 Gregory A. Hathaway IC2 Lawrence M. Hoing EMFN Kenneth L. Johnson FN Kitrick J. Kalebaugh 89 i Ja. FA T.A. Kohler EMI A.R. Lababbit FA H.D. Ladd IC3 K.E. Lynn EM3 N.A. Maniago EMI A.R. Nafarrelle FN S.E. Peace IC3 P.S. Phillip IC3 V.I. Poirier FN L. Robinson a V 17 I f i. 90 ft ft i y ft o V 1 i L { . EMFN Roger P. Uhler EMFA Caryl Smith S4-C " V ENGINEERINGS FINEST EM3 Charles M. Sayre FN Robert W. Schultze EMFN Melody L. Smith EM3 Raymond T. Thomas EM3 Rick L. Vanwinkle IC2 Hector F. Vasquez EM2 lames E. Walsh EM2 Glen K. Whipple EM2 Ian W. White EMFA Hugo A. Wong- Chung Jr. 91 A DIVISION V MMC lose Deguzman MM1 Wilfredo D. Salvador MM1 Peter C. Bartlett MM1 Kent ). Anderson EN1 Fdmundo P. Lumabas n MMCS Donald C. Shane MMC Wendell F. Craig f - ' rv MM2 lose A. Latalladi MM3 Kevin G. Pearson MM3 Robert S. Bean MM3 Lysander Rodriguez MR3 Bradlee K. Birkinbine MM3 Daniel E. Schlaht YN3 Constance D. Wages MM3 Darrell Meriwether EN3 Douglas A. Sherman ENI3 Erick W. Conley ENFN Carl T. Daily ENFN George E. Rile ENFN Penny ). Rodenkirtk MMFN William C. Bodi MMFN lames C Pierre MMFN Charles Gallagher MMFN Benny C. Rodriguez MMFN Robert M Allen MRFN Mitihell Tribbitt MMFN Shannon N. McGuffey MMFN Scott D. Theisen MMFN Terry C. Romig 92 kV 17 ' v i FIX IT!! I CAN ' T EVEN SPELL IT. 93 B DIVISION BT1 Allen C. Taylor BT2 Randel S. Coe BT2 Rey Coronado BT2 Walter A. Kleinertz BT2 Christopher ). Hoey STEAMING DEMONS irrrii BTCS Wayne A. Dearie BTl Ceferino T. Orgeta ■ ' V, BT2 Marcelino V. Alfaro BT2 Robert A. Coyne BT3 Gregory S. Fueston BT3 David T. Reid BT3 Joseph L. Burgreen BT3 Jessie L. Arce BT3 David A. Droptiny BT3 Ernest L. Hoel BT3 Mark A. Robles BTFN Steve Collins r " y BTFN Larry J. Childs BTFN Bob Evans 1 NOT PICTURED: BT2 Richardson BT2 Williams BT3 Perez BT3 Porter BT3 Royer BTFN Slahlman BTFN Wilson BTFN Andel BT3 Swingler FA Drcwry FA Johnson 1 94 HEY JOE... TOSS ME THE DEVCON I TCXO ' EM NOT TO iLOW TUBES! 95 M DIVISION MM1 Nestor A. Abiva MM3 Matt A. Hixon MM3 Alvin W. Capps MM3 Oliver J. Cinco MM3 Chris R. Falls YN3 Kevin P. Battle MM3 Drinkard Timms MM3 Vincent J. Gangi MM3 Franklin C. Holcomb MM3 Jesse Pittman MM3 Robin L. Naillon MMFN Michael Copeland MMFN Donald C. Fish MMFN Gerald Adams MMCS John Robinson MMC John O. Bantz ii ft V k -x if MMFN Joseph M. Gehring MMFN Kelly R. Walker NOT PICTURED: MM2 Brown MM2 Raspa MM3 Ware MM3 Holbien MMFA Ahrens MMFN Arnold MM3 Campbell MM3 Burstine MMFA Gallagher MM3 Williams MMFN Marck MMFN Martin MMFN Green MMFA Tarasuk MMFA Roberts MODERN TECHNOLOGY!? % . THE ENGINEER ' S LAMENT Now each of us from time to time, has gazed upon the sea And watched the warships pulling out, to keep this country free. And most of us have read the book, or heard the lusty tale About the men who sail these ships, through lightening, wind and hail. But there ' s a place within each ship, that stories never reach And there ' s a special breed of men, that legends rarely teach. It ' s down below the waterline, it takes a living toll A hot metallic hell, that sailors call the " Hole. " It houses engines run by steam, that makes the shafts go round, A place of fire and noise and heat, that beats your spirits down. Where boilers like a hellish heart, with blood of angry steam Are armored gods without remorse, are nightmares in a dream. Whose threat that from the fires roar, is like a living doubt That any minute would scorn, escape and crush you out. Where turbines scream like tortured souls, alone and lost in hell as ordered above somewhere, they answer every bell. The men who keep the fires lit, and make the engines run Are strangers to the world of night, rarely see the sun. They have no time for man or God, no tolerance of fear Their aspect pays no living thing, the tribute of a tear. For there ' s not much men can do, that these men haven ' t done Beneath the decks, deep in the hole, to make the engines run. And every hour of every day they keep the watch in hell For if the fires ever fail, their ship ' s a useless shell. When ships converge to have a war, upon an angry sea The men just grimly smile at what their fate might be. They ' re locked below like men foredoomed, who hear no battle cry It ' s well assumed that if they ' re hit, the men below will die. There ' s not much difference (Jown below, that every war may bring For threat of ugly violent death, down there ' s a common thing. For every day ' s a war down therf, when the gauges all read red Six hundred pounds of heated steam, (an knock you mighty dea(J, So every man dow n in the hole, has learned to hate so well That when you speak to them of fear, their laughter ' s heard in hell. The men below are fools who watch, their spirits slowly die Who often can ' t remember how, a cloud looks in the sky. So if you ever wrote their song, or tried to tell their tale The very words would make you hear, a desperate spirit ' s wail. And people, as a general rule don ' t hear a dying soul So little is heard about the place, that sailors call the " FHole " But 1 can sing about the place, and try to make you see The hopeless life of men down there, " ' cause one of them is me " And I ' ve been down there for so long, a part of me has died. The part that lives on without light, to be a lost hope ' s guide. I ' ve seen these sweat-soaked hero ' s fight, in superheated air To keep their ship alive and right, though no one knows they ' re there. Amid the boiler ' s mighty heat, and the turbines hellish roar. So when you see a ship pull out, to meet a warlike foe, Remember faintly, if you can, THE MEN WHO SAIL BELOW Author Unknown 97 M DIV R DIVISION HT2 Pasauell Brooks HT3 Brute W. Burkhart HT2 )oe Dcldgarza HT3 Gary E. Gllrcalh HTFN Larry D. Hollan(l HTFN )ohn A. MtNlchols HTFN Michael D. Need HT3 Clarence E. Pinter FN Robert R. Rugseri HTFN Gregory P. Thorpe HT2 leffrey E Topper HT1 Robert A. Vallcnca FN Fabian M. Williams HTC Robert W. Cole r lVb $ h . I i 98 8HD A1 - ' 4 Opposite page: (Left) HTFN Thorpe performing PMS. (Right) HT2 Burkhart and friend in Bangkok, Thailand. Below: HT1 Zavadil on the finer points of valve main- tenance, HTFN Medley cuts a stencil and Engineering R Division ' s finest. These are the people who keep the good ship ACADIA in one piece. « ' • t f ' Mr?ii : i t I . : t 99 REPAIR DEPARTMENT a -Wi CDR GEORGE R. LEBARON Repair Officer a V J ' LT LIBERTY E. MANN Production Officer LT HERMAN P. REDDICK Quality Assurance Officer LT GEORGE M. DRAKELEY RadCon Officer Fl- LTIG WELDON E. DEATHERAGE Planning Officer LT)G ROBERT L. FRANKS Nuclear Sysiems Repair Officer ( v CW04 WILLIAM I. DILLS Hull Repair Officer i 100 CW04 JAMES L. DALE Machinery Repair Officer K CW03 WILLIAM H. JULIAN Repair Services Officer t CW04 TOMMY T. KIRCHNER Electronics Repair Officer r §Jim i CW03 WILLIAM D. TASS Diving Officer 5 CW03 ROGER A. COOK Radiological Officer CW02 EDDIE D. UY Electrical Repair Officer I R-l DIVISION: HMRtp,;, HTCS FaaaoKii Lna HTCS Thomas R Coodlcll HTCS Alfredo O Te|atia BMC (DV) Richard G Campbell HTC Timothy T Campbell HTC Lorcn R Cookcndorfer HTC Bendicto A. DeVera HTC loseph C. Gallagher PMC Cezar D Gavmo HTC Allen W. MacReynolds FMCM(DV) Joseph A. DuBois •■ ». f y w ' A HTC Charles B. SprigK " - MLC Karl R. Werner HT1 Claude V. Alexander HT3 Mark C. Baker ML3 Brady Barton r ? Tlie divers aboard the Atadia work in a world of their own. They have performed all types of underwater work, ranginK from shaft repairs in the ity waters of )apan, to the ihanKin of a screw in the temperate waters of Diego Garcia Shown here are four of our divers, Above; BM1 Robley Smith and GMCjI Gregg Richardson pose for the camera. Left; HT2 Michael Marcaeux hands up the air hose line to MMl Dennis Bellanger to store on their diving fioat 102 BM3 Dexter C. Belcher MM1 (DV) Dennis R. Bellanger HT1 Richard A. Bellinger HT3 James E. Benton HT3 Michael |. Boone iV HT3 Roman W Brannen HT3 Ronnie F Brown HT3 Russell T Bruns SN )ohn J. Calderon HT3 Robert L. Calhoun HT3 Robert Campos PMl Danilo M. Canicosa ML1 Lauro B Canicosa HT3 )ohn ) Capone HT2 )oe J. Cavazos i I B« iT •fr-.J ' ' ' ii ' . .1 Ility Ml i i K Jk! -m ACADIA repairs the USS TRIPPE (FF-1075). The Shipfitter shop, Welding shop. Pipe shop. Repair planning. Quality Assurance, and Non-Destructive Testing lab all played a part of repairing USS TRIPPE ' s flight deck May 14-May 17th, working 24 hours a day. Personnel from the workshops accomplished a job which was believed beyond their capabilities. They showed the fleet that the USS ACADIA was more than capable of fulfilling her mission of " Service To The Einest. " They displayed the important role tenders play in the Navy. 103 HT3 Arthur L. Clauder HT3 Dewayne E. Cook HT2 James A. Cooper SN Gabriel N. Cowan HT3 Mark L. Crawford HT3 Stephen C. Crooks HT2 lill R. Croskrey HT2 Jeffrey ). Dallman FN Billy W. Davis HT3 David A. Davis HT3 Richard J. Desmond HT3 David L Dhaenens MLFN Donald L Dublin MLFN Thomas R. Duerlin(;er BM3 Steve D. Duff HT3 Charles ). Duke HT3 Terry L. Dunn HT3 Tony A. Elms HM Thomas E. Erlanson FHTFA Kevin S. Farrens NT 3 )fffr ' y K. Fischer HT2 Logan Franks PM3 Michael K. Frey HT3 Lydia S Gathers HT2 lames M. Cilhooly HTFN Neil F Gochri HTFN Jeffrey A. Gore HT2 James F. Gorman BM2 Michael V. Granillo HT3 Lloyd F. Griescnbrauck BM3 Wanda I Griffin ML2 Keith A. Grinnell HTFN Mark T GunscI HTJ Fve Halliday HT1 Steven C Marker 1 1 »• V ir f v 1 » — ■ 1 , • . n a ' n 1 i ( « pJT 1 r n i l -- 104 FN Winchester possibly holding field day in his shop, " What, me worry?? " PM3 Ventura shows his artistic expression of what he thinks of a typicaK?) working day A moment of truth for one of R-1 ' s fearless leaders, HTCS Goodlett. 4. PM3 Frey making plaques for another ship. FHT3 Renkin, HT2 Nichols, and FN Reese workmg m a security vault at the US Embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia. 105 HTFN Timothy L. Harmon FN Frederik L. Henson HT3 Craig S. Hilry HT1 Timolhy W. Hoffman HT2 Floyd D. Holsonbake HT3 Dan A. Hoover HT3 Mark K )a( kson FfTJ lames )eler HT2 Richard L. Johnson HTFN Dean C )ones HT3 Allan C. Kane HT2 Mark Kirkpatrick HTFN Donald J Klein HTFN Jonathan D. Knapp HTFN Robert L. Kohlreiser HT2 Dave F Konnick FN Adam Lu|an HT2 (DV) Michael C. Marf eaux HT3 Thomas R MrBride HT2 lames P Mclvilla M Mi(hacl P. Mi hali ka SN Lloyd C. Monroe HT3 Joseph J. Moore PM2 George C. Natzic HTJ lohn N. Neckles HT1 Thomas D. Neer HT1 Michael J. Netherly HTFN George C. Nikas HTi Kenny L Norred HT2 Mi( ha. ' l n( onnell HTFN Laura A. Papendorf FN Brute W Patow IC2 (DV) Michael W Pease FN Todd V Penrose FIT3 Sandra A Poiilin ns f fs ; u X r i 106 fl 9. vO i 1 iV IZ. 1 SN Alvin W. White ML2 Wade P Wikert FN William W. Winchester HT2 Mark Puzel HTl Edward T Rainey HTFN Ricky L. Reese HT3 David R Reid HT3 John R. Renken HT3 Fernando Resendez HTFN Darrell Rhodes CMC! (DV) Gregg A. Richardson HT3 (DV) Timothy G. HTl Donald J. Saia HTl Robert ). Salcetti HT2 Gary D. Saugstad HT3 Don A. Schweighauser BM1 (DV) Robley D. Smith BM1 Samuel L. Smith SN Yolanda k Smith HT2 Richard P. Sorrell HT3 Larry S. Spagnolo HT3 Robert L. Stafford HT3 William D. Talkington FN Vincent L. Thomas HT3 Brian G Thompson BM2 David W. Todd HT2 (DV) Patrick M. Trautman YN5N Eric O. Traylor HT2 Edward R Treasure HTFN Timothy ). Trotter PM3 Steven S Ventura HT3 William K. Wallis HT2 Mark P Webb 107 R-2 DIVISION: Machinery Repair MRC Donald L. Clifton ENC Joseph F. Fortune CSEC lohn L. Could BTC Benjamin S. Layno MRC Arnaldo Q. Liganor JIK. GSCS Freddy Crosby ENCS Edgar Waller r , MMC Robinson D. Mays BT2 Conrado Z. Alumia EN1 David A. Anderson MM1 Bienvenido A. Arboleda MMFN Jeffrey T. Archacki BT2 Orvil D. Arthurs MMFN Scott C. Barnes MR3 Eric Bell FN Michael R. Besaw MM3 Russell D. Brodock MRFN Stephon M. Brooks MM3 James C. Callahan MM1 Melquiades Z. Canones MR2 Chrystal A. Carr MMFN David H. Carroll n R-2 Division office person- nel: BTCM Moreno, CW04 Dale, ENCS Waller, FN Holmes, MR2 Carr, MM3 Edmonds, FN Creighton, and BT3 Muniz. I 108 m rs .e ' ' ■ { t MM3 Rudy M. Clarion MM2 Gary D. Combs MM3 Tracy D. Cooper FN John W. Creighton MM3 Kevin P. Cullinan fy f X » iV v MM3 Phillip L. Davis BT3 Scotty L. Davis MR3 Christopher M. Degon BT1 Francisco C. DeCuzman MR3 Steven D. DeHart MR1 Michael V. Duran MMFN Robert F. Durham MR3 Federico M. Estabaya CSM2 James C. Fallon MRFN John W. Ferens MM2 Culizia and FN Durham repairing and overhaul- ing a 13 " gate valve for USNS TITAN w hile anchored in Diego Garcia. BT1 Flournoy and BT3 Spears holding a set of shark jaws. The shark was caught by MM3 Kistner while in Diego Garcia. 109 BT3 George R. Fischer BT1 Malory Flournoy MM3 Michael ). Giardina MM3 Noel B. Gines MM2 )ohn M. Gulizia FN Danny 1 lld k MMFN Maurue Hall MM1 Henry G.F. Harczak BT3 Craig R. Harris MM1 James J. Hcgedty FN Paula ). Holms MRFN Gerald M. Hoffman MR3 Scoll A. Hovland MM3 Gilbert C. Huffman HT3 Douglas H. Hunter MMFN Robert L. Hutson MMFN lay A. James BT3 Randy S. lestice MM3 Randy W. Kistner MR2 Dale A. Larson HTl lowell ) Lindelicn BT3 Leonardo R I opez MM! Christian B. Lumbre MM3 Timothy M. lybec k MM2 Ja(k V. Lyons 1 ( M»ii- MMJ Kistner poses tor the lamera while on safari in Kenya. Mt. Kilimanjaro stands in the bac kground. i no MR3 John K. Malnmone BT3 Leonard |- March MR3 Randall S, Martin MM2 Jerry L. McGuffin FN Kenneth L. Mcintosh I GSE1 Richard McKinley MM3 Arthur G. McKinney GSM2 David E. Mcadors FN Tracey P. Mershon MM3 lose L. Mireles MR2 Daniel M. Nnhols MR1 Frank J. Nichols MMFN Peter J. North MMFN Joseph O. Oberg III MMFN Allen M, Oborle 111 MMFN Michael Pinchak MM3 David S. Porter BT3 Charlos O Ray MRFN James L. Reed MR3 Stephen A. Reed EN3 Robert D. Reinwalt ENFN Dale R. Rinkevicz MMFN Michael T. Robertson GSE1 Daniel E. Robinson EN3 Timoleo P. Resales FN3 Russell G. Roundy MR3 Stanley F Rummery BT3 William C Salomon MM2 Terry D S herber MR3 Garret S. Scherkenback MRFN Cloyce P. Schober MRFN Andrew B Senn MMFN Otis I Smith MM2 Nilo A Sotto BT3 Anthony M. Spears BT2 lohn D Stadler MR1 Michael Thomas FN leltrey ) Thompson MM1 Roland G, Viado BT1 Honorio P. Videna MR 3 lames D Walker FN Melvm D Waymire BT3 Michael ] White MR2 Austin I Williams MR3 Scott R Wingel rt r if V - - i ; a i IX MMFN David K. Young 112 113 R-3 DIVISION: Electrical Repair EMCS Wilfredo M. Batac EMCS Regatado M. Lagaspi EMCS Alexander C. Manzano ICC Alan W. London EMC Michael D. Morgan EMC Rizalino B. Pagaduan EMI Alfredo B. Aguilar EM3 James Alexander IC2 Ricky L. Amos EMI Robledo C. Aquino EM2 Patrick G. Bannerman EMEN Barry K. Booker IC3 Dennis M. Deatley FN Marcos E. Descaizi IC3 Scott C. Dike IC3 Robert J. Dunfee FN Willie C. Gardner FN Karen A. Gorni k EMEN Patsy K. Hazelwood EM2 Bruce A. Helton f a IX w. V 1 r ' EM3 Eugene F. Hernandez EMI Eugenio T. Japson IC3 Robin P. L. Kuhn EM3 Renato T. Macahilas EM3 Ernie Marin EMEN Ho C. McKinnis FN lames N. Menicr EM3 James P. Morgan EMFN Marvin G. Nebcnddhl EM2 Jose M. Pablo iK 1 if f { I 114 ' 4 m 7 v T i? o EM2 Benny R. Parker IC2 Ross R. Paterson EM2 Robert Pettway EM3 lose ). Plazola EM3 Roseller V. Reyes i7 1 EM3 Joseph R. Riede FN Michael E. Rodriguez EMI Ronald W. Rumbaugh EMI Richard I. Samaniego EMFN Arnulfo V. Santiago EM2 Keith Slater EMFN Ronald S. Sloan IC3 Keith ). Strait YNSN Sidney L. Washington FN David L. Yeats 115 R-4 DIVISION: Electronics Repair FTG2 Kirk A. Clausing ET1 Michael A Clayton ETl Robert W. Cummings ETl Wade L. Ferguson EISA Steven J. Herbert ETl Loran L. Hicks ET2 Donald S. Hofer ET2 Scon E. Hood ETSN Paul N. Huck ET2 Preston M. Hunt YNSN Anthony R. King ETl Joseph I Luke RM2 Mark W. Mares RM3 Alfonso F Marshall ET2 Ronald S. McKinney ETl Thomas j. McNearney ETSN Philip G. Mosher FT2 Scott V Mullen ETl Patrick j Murphy ETl Leonard G. Nichols ETCS Charles T. Gill ETCS Michael G. McCuire ETC Raymond D. Carey RMC Howard A. Schock W " «!«» J ' ■ STGC William C. Swick ' ' ETl Leonard ]. Anello ET2 Michael T. Arnold RM1 Steven D Bell , ETl Paul H. Benavidez (• ' ' . STG1 Vernon R Bissell " r , r- V ' g cs - ' r ' C: J t 116 ff ET3 Mark A. Nichols FN Charles R. Owens ET3 Vincent E. Price ET2 Richard C. Raymond STG2 Stanley S. Reynolds ET3 Dana L, Rupchock ET2 Shirley |. Ryan SN Gary L. Scott ET2 Scott A. Sisco ET1 Randy L. Tower ET3 John A. VanNoy ET2 Susan D. Varnell ET3 |ohn T Wigington ET3 Michael ) Zupp i Left: RM1 Bell gives some pointers to RM2 Marshell Below: Divisional ( rest Bottom: ET1 Beale demonstrates digital logic troubleshoot- ing to ET2 Varnell and ET2 Hood. 117 R-5 DIVISION ■ J. ETC (SS) Michael D. Crayne MMC (SS) Danny G. Morris EMI Terry Katausky ET1 John E. Bowman ET1 Terry W. Johnson ET1 James W. Thomas MM1 (SS) Scott G. Barrett MM1 Gary A. Burton MM1 (SS) Tony L. Ellis MM1 (SS DV) Richard G. Johnson This isn ' t the way remember the Nu- clear Navy on my ship c X: O MM1 (SS) Jay M. Vanduzer MM1 Jon M. Cobb EMI Kerry M. Henderson MM1 (SS) Keith A. Peters MM2 (SS) Robert Tiberg fs f r ;i ) I iL 118 EM2 Ceralyn C. Smith ET2 Paul J. Helfinstein MM2 Marlyn D. Smith ET2 Allen R. Lowe MM2 Ramona M. Cauley a» - i 1 MM3 Rodney J. Hawkins MM3 Kenneth A. Wojtanik ETSN Raymond L. Ross ENFN Anita Anthony 3 iV ( WMAI DO YOU MEAN I CLOW Would you trust these to run your Nuclear Reactor?? u.t - r 119 RP DIVISION: Repair Planning MMCS (SS) David R. Bdtcs ETCS (SW) RKhdrd A Bond ETCS Fredcnr ). Boullon MRCS Kurt D. Millimdn OMC Steven R. Bradshaw ( r ' M ETC Joseph I. Brown HTC Andres T. Cabrito HTC Reynaldo S. Cancel BTC Charles C. Compion HTC Oliver L. Domdom HTC Richard A. Gaboury MMC (SS) Paul I) Honec k MMC )ohn R Oj-den HTC (SW) William | Romer CMMC (SW) David I. Sevenber en MRC Carlilo B. Trajano FN Evelyn Arriela EM2 Nemecio C BaHuio STG1 farl ) Bc.ll HT3 Alfred I) Bilk.i n V . V fMff 120 i; FN David E. Carter HT2 Lordito P. Cruz FN Keith C. Cunningham YN3 Guillermo De Santiago «. •» ! b w BT1 Dennis L. Dreyer 4A 1 1 IF w r A O IC2 Marco A. Garcia SK3 Benjamin M Guest HT2 Perry L Hager FR Lawrence P. Hebert ? i.- uf— - HTFN Robert A. Hymore iV I ( 1 9. BT3 David W Jameson FR Mark D. Larson HTFN John L. Lee MM2 Joseph E. LomonI SKI Renalo O. Manalo k if ( : «« . 1? rs « a EM3 Alejandro S Mateo MRFR Jay B. Murray HT2 Mark D. Nicholl MMFN Steven C. Schultz ' • J FR James M. Severson 1 i 1 ) o O ' vIMI Bridfi T Shea HTFN Dean A. Sirufkoff 1T1 Artcmio L. Valde RQ DIVISION QUALITY ASSURANCE , . HTC Kenneth W. Allen BTC Byron G. Lindman - si Vbv. i HTC Michael A. Ray HTC Thomas C. Spaid HTC James E. Woodruff •» P — HT2 Steven C. Armstrong Hk HT1 Donald D. Brown g igk HT2 Fernando M. Carrasco J " " ' MM1 George Ignacio HT2 Shirley V. |o nes kV - V 122 MR1 Riego looks at the procedure for one of the many jobs that pass through Quality Assurance. (right) HT2 Karnes performs a quality test on a section on a pipe. t ■ W «t ' - i i i HT2 Renee M. Karnes BT1 Edward F. Majcina HTl William C. Mantz CSM2 Richard R. MacPhearson HTl Jerry L. Miller HT3 Mark E. Olsen MM2 Clinton S. Penny HT2 Terry L. Perry YN3 Cynthia E. Ream HT2 Debra S. Rice MR1 Reynaldo C. Riego HTl Gig O. Spann HT2 Dayton M. Starkey YNSN David M. Upchurch HTl Leroy S. Weingart 123 RS DIVISION: Repair Services Lies MiKlns t. AldMis GMCS lose D. Cruz OMCS Gary P. Youngkins IMC Ronald W. Flock PHC Chark-s T Gay GMGC Royal M. Toland PH2 Franklin D. Allen |r OM3 Harold R Belt UM3 Robert I Carroll IM3 Mary K. Chalman DM3 Dale M. Christinson TMl Harley S. Clark in trnest ). Clayburn HT2 Thomas G. Clayton C:)M1 Gcrdid M Connel OM3 Stephen W Doty OM2 louis A. Drcidcblas YN3 Leonard Y. Dii ' « IMl (icrman f Fx( onito L12 leffery Gardner r f ' iV ; ' . 1 g A A « kV i i - ) 124 u IV 1 —1 i Below: DM1 Vandi ' wdlkcr points out some in- rated hints to SN Johnson on the drafting board. Top right: IM2 Tamblin, " The Little ' ole Wat( h Maker. " Bottom right: TM1 Clark and GMT1 Brown now have the chance to turn and push all the knobs they were told to leave alone as a child. - w OM3 Edward A. Harr SN Stephen J. )ohnson LI3 )ohn M. )uico 1M3 Ivan )ustica OM2 James E. Leo )r. iZ O OM3 Todd M. Levesque IMSA Kenneth Merrn k TM2 Rita C- Miller HTl Timothy P. Miron IMl Thomas ). Poole ' OM2 Richard R Rerd IMl Robert Skermont IM2 Robert Tablien MR3 Mark R. Tat lalf Ptl2 Tonv A, Tibbs V ' IX 1 IM2 Dennis |. Tollman DM1 Dennis E. Vandewalker IMSN )ohn L. Walker iM2 Timothy L. Wile LI2 Robert ) Wiley 125 SUPPLY DEPARTMENT CDR CAMERON R. CRAY Supply Officer I. y LT FRANK ]. LAURO Assistant Supply Officer LTJC CYNTHIA L. TALMADGE ADP Stock Control Officer LTJC MICHAEL ). VAIVIO Disbursing Officer ENS EDWARD G DOHERTY Ship ' s Services Officer CW03 CARLOS ). CABUCO Food Services Officer 126 : w« . metm SKCS Jackie L. Mitchell d i « .r SI DIVISION: stores SKCS Primo Q. Magpanty SKC William R. Wilder SK2 Delfin Amio SK2 Duane K. Burbrldge SK3 William D. Carr SK3 Manuel R. Castro SK3 John R. Alexander SKSN Randy Burkes SKSN Richard L. Carey SKSN Perfecto Basilio 127 SKI Raymond E. Momita SKI Waller Smilh )r SKI Ralph J. Soqui SKI Fortunato N. Yambao SKI Henry M. Magalong SKI Ruben B. Medalla HT2 Harry M. Dehunt SK2 Roy P Ro(ha SK2 Jerrie E. Couller SK2 Patrick W. Halstead SK2 Gabrlelo Compton SK3 Russel |. Lasattula SK3 Albert N. Legayada YN3 Desiree L. Nelson SK3 Willie J. Smith SK3 William C. White SK3 Stephen O. Greaney SK3 John E. Hiquiana SK3 Franklin F. Flume SK3 Benjamin C, j nacio O V •• . lu «. 1 n o r 128 STOCK CONTROL 1 ft f O s SK3 Ddrry I King SN Stephen B. Nelson SA Eddie M Polk SA Joseph L. Ruffini SA Errol K. Smith SN Scott M. Stone SA Van D. Yarborough SN Robert F. Gish SN Paul A. Hames SA Kevin Konnally SN John Lonestar SN Bruce D. Konold SA Randall VV Kiehne SN Jose F. Magoto T29 S-2 DIVISION Food Service z - , MSCM Salvado Palomares MSC RoRcr Afalla • t MSC Eduardo Madria a MSC Fernando M.irin,i affa SkC Albcrlo Moncs S-1 n» MS2 Alicia Adan MSI Arturo Apsay MSSA David Barnes MS2 Susen Bowen MSSN Thoma ' . Bundl iX i ' MSSA Ariel C aballero MSSN Roberto Cac uyog MSJ Albert Campbell SA Kerry Day MSSN Todd I Ivir i 130 - ' M.. f ft t ir ix a 1 ifx . ; I i s I f r a MSB Edilberto Gonzaga MS3 Thomas Hansen MS3 Roland Herring MSSN lohnny Hoyt MS2 Sandra Jones MSI Luisito Lacar MSSN lohn Little MSSN Nathanael Malaki MSI Leonardo Miguel MS3 Ross Phillips MSI Armando Pilapil M 1 P ' jPB% . B| MS3 John ls» ]P V- ▼ M " - " ' " Carolyn Savage " " :3k -- MS3 Renato Soriano IX i MSSN Paul Spaulding MSSN Steve Springer MSSN Gary SugcJen MSI Benavenlura Syfu MSI jimmy Tiangson MSSN Michael Titus MSI Edilberto Torres MSI Victor Villanueva MSI Isaias Voces MSSN Christopher Vullo MSSN Michael Wagner MSSN Calvin Wallace MS3 Robin Webb MS2 Laurie Wheeler MSSN Kirby While i " J . 131 ENLISTED DINING FACILITY " Did you see what ' s in these?? " Dinner for the crew, first class has head of the line priviledges. ' " Well, at least it ' s warm 132 " Whistle while we work. . . " (right) BTFN Hicks, and HTFN Thomas and (below) FN Haas spend part of their three month tour on the mess decks in the scullery. " Man, that ' s hotl! " NSN 5330-001-LP-2740 really cleans down to the shine!! 133 S-3 DIVISION Ship se™« :ii SN Matthew W. Adamck SH3 Harold ) Alvarado SH2 Bernard D Alvarez SH3 Maryjoy Bassanello SH3 Paterno B. Bisco SN Roberto Bolques SHI Rolando S. Bugay SH3 lames W. Casper SHSN Thayer E. Coleman SH3 Lambert L. Cross SH3 Juan O. Cruz SH2 Andy B DoCuna SN Dennis R Donaldson SHSN Mary M. Fernandez SHI Alan S. Garner k SHCS Jesse F. McClinton ( V ] o Lights! Camera! Cut! Concentration shows on SH3 Pat Bisco ' s face as he gives a shipmate a haircut. A satisfied customer smiles while paying for the goodies he bought from Ship Store 1, tendeci by SH3 Casper. 1)4 i ' SH3 Eduardo Hernandez SH3 lames R. Hughes SH3 Victor L. Jones SH3 Meg M. Martin SHI Reynaldo Martinez SN )esus R. Mascorro SHI Victor Miguel SHSN Steven D. Minch SH2 Ricardo Mireles — V SN Gregory Nelson SN lames E Radloff SHI Remigio M. Rodriguez SN Anthony L. Sparks SHSN Lisa L. Vanduyn WHO SAYS THE LAUNDRY IS INEFFICIENT! SN Donaldson fills the giant washing machine with dirty laundry. SHI Garner steams unwanted creases from uni- forms while SHSN Minch presses them. 135 S-4 DIVISION DISBURSING DKC Dennis C. Vandreumel DKSN Adell O. Alcazar DK2 Mauret-n H. Beishor DKSN Mark A. Lciwekc ♦ DKSN Ldna S. Medvec DKl Barry ). Coleman DK3 Avelino M. Jaurigue IX DK3 Milton O Pickett DK3 lose I. Qumtana ] ALOHA TO A SHIPMATE The [)K ' s hcUi .1 Roing away party tor iollow shipmate (and fellow DK) DKl Barry ). Coleman. From left to right; Ltjg M. Vaivio, DKC Van- dreumel, DKSN Leiweke, DK 1 CoU Sitting; DKSN Medver, DK2 M, Beisher. lib 4 (left) A stranded DK tries to hitch a ride from Fantasy Island, (above) DK ' s ride in the bac k of a true k to a division party and fun. . " I JZ Got to go tfo E li) :;► o -4 H ' ' r -na N, ' Sk Med moslMdBcl (below) The disbursing clerks turn Uiego Garcia into a beach paradise and enjoy the place. 137 S-7 DIVISION DATA PROCESS! 0 CENTER DS1 Rdymond V. Bjyquen DP3 David ). Camp DP3 Stank-y E. Carson DPSN Tammy L. Cornett DP3 Ronald D Dunlon DP3 Rudolto F Esquivcl BM3 Richard D. Guyot DP2 W.) Hickman DP2 Russell )ohnson DPSN Chanty P. )ones DS2 lames R. Kinsman DP3 Gary D KruKcr DP2 Michael ]. Lyies DP3 Ronald L. Marvin DP) (,ilt)ctl M Sduiiidi DPI Anthony M Shc[).ir l DPSN Marvin S Warner I3PJ Ri hard D Warren DP3 Darwin I Wclib a DPC Nestor M Marcelo 1 1 i i if DP J William G, Mclin X " ' » " ' ' w ' DP3 Andrew ). Meulman DS2 David C. Peterson DP3 Kim Radford DS3 Daniel R. Reynolds V ♦v ix . tx it S-7 Oivision opcrjics, pro riims .ind ni.iint.iins the U-1500 (ompuKv system, Univa( Cade 1900 10 systems and the Micom Word Processors. Provides dai.i pI()(essin siippoit to ilic SuppK, Re[),iir, M( dk il .iiid Dental Departments. 138 (above left) DP3 Esqulvel files material pro uremcnt reports in tfic computer for future inventory uses (above right) The job of trouble-shooting computers is a simple task for DS1 Bayqucn. I ATA PROCESSlNCr CENTER (below left) DS3 Reynolds checks the computet modules for possible malfunction. (below right) The DP ' s take time out to pose for a picture. 139 (0 LT BRUCE E. TEICH, MC Medical Officer MEDICAL T DEPARTMENT ■f " " " f, t J • itSis LTJC GARRY A. HIGCINS, MSC Radiological Health Officer a HMCS Wilfredo M. Rocamora » HMC Richard ). Frank HM2 Emil T. Aguilar HM2 David L. " Benedict HM2 John R. Kercheval HM3 Harry J. Beck HM3 Ayres W. Williamson HN David C. Stauler ' 9 HMC Timothy J. Garwick HM1 Sinencio B. Salvador HM2 Daniel W. Carney HM2 Antonio G. Cruz HM3 )ames B. Bowen HM3 Vincent R. Williams SN Beulah Henderson Not pictured: HM3 Warren B. Barney HM3 Ella R. Franklin HM3 David R. Simpkins 140 Dan Carney (seated) checks out a pulse rate on an unidentified pa- tient for a physical. Dave Stauter sets up his X-ray machine on PCC Almendarez ' s leg. " The Doc ' s. " (Back row) HMC Frank, HM2 Benedict, HM3 Williamson, HM2 Car- ney, HM3 Williams, HM3 Simpkins. (Front row) HMCS Rocamora, HM2 Cruz, HM3 Beck, HN Stauter, HM3 Franklin, HM1 Salvador. (Kneeling) LTJG Higgins, LT Teich. ' 4 One of the two operating rooms, this is the main OR, used primarily for major sur- geries. One of the two laboratories, this is the clinical lab, used mainly for advanced chemi- cal studies. 141 Cs i THE BEST COMES IN THREF CDR. Ernest P. Meyers Denial Officer DENTAL DEPARTMENT r LCDR Claren o W Mehlcnbeck Asiisl3nt DvnIdI Officer " Ok, you win, chiefs are sometimes wrong. " " Quick, he swallowed anolher clamp!! " . ' LCDR Eredrick Eisilui " D " Division Officer - t i •tv. I I Roberl R Smith Aii sun Dental Officer 142 " Once an Aggie " " . Always an Aggie " ' Eaniasy Island " A new mouth wash k C D " Our leaders- iht ' new breed. " n " p DTC David S. Falls f TI Rodolfo M llagen DTI Rudy L. Martinez 7 - DTI Susan D Hayter DN )uan A. Delacruz DTG3 Paul Phillips DT3 VInreni M. Cardamon DT3 Jesse C. Aquino Fun was had by all. " How do you like thai, he stole all my bait!! " 1 DTI Earl C. Williams DT3 Gordon S. Corner kV DT3 lerome L. Savage SN Bobby L. Jackson " Yes, beer does strengthen tooth enamel. " . w STRAGGLERS AND NEW ARRIVALS ENS. Edward G. Doherly BMC Woodrow V. Epp IM1 Alan S. Racy IM2 Timothy R. Davis DK2 Bernardo C. Besares GMM2 )ohn P. Henry II OS2 Diane S. Coc hran SH3 James R. Hughes BT3 Charles R. Smith AK3 Dale W. Sowder (DV) FN John W. Sclby FN Bret L. Tucker BMj Eddie Severson ICFN Kevin Wright EMFN Lorenzo Powell CW04 Larry G. Barric k ETC David L Henkel SH3 Numeriano R. Reyes MM1 Jose P. Antienza SHI Jonathan E. Ordillas MR1 Peter M. MtCauley PM1 Alberto L. Torres SMI Harold L. Barclay MM1 Cesar D. Esmane DK1 Lambert P. Cacho GSF2 Robert A Warren HT2 John A Otoole (DV) MR2 Gil D De Leon MM2 Bobby F. Foreman HT2 June A upfer i n - 4 ' - b " K i t HTF 144 NEW ARRIVALS AND STRAGGLERS ET2 Bonnie ). Fuller OS2 Terry C. Howdrd ET2(SS) William C. Bird MM3 Richard Mirable ET3 John T. Erickson ET3 Vincent |. Falchetti GMT3 Patrick M Bahr )03 Christine ). Caldwell EMFN lulian V. Cruz EM3 Frank L. Shaw EMFN Winfred C. Bolden SKSA Everett Batts MRFN Todd A. Barnes MMFN Robert |. Ba kos MMFA Mark J. Arnold BTFN Stephen A Andel MSSA Ronald Worrell MSSR Curtis C. Mason SN Robb C. Ahrendt MMFA leffery P. Combs IMSA Tracy L. Gaskin FR Myrtle R, Cunninnham FN Debbie A. [)utham MMFN Stephen Tarasuk FTM3 Gary L, Schrccken ost DKSN Gonzalo ) Dayawan SR lames W. Cavanauj h FA Ned W. lames SA Ephraim L Russell FHTFA lames E. Gallagher 1 i - a ; »y 145 NEW ARRIVALS AND MIDSHIPMEN SMSR Cldrke N. Bennh RMSN Chaunroy M. Roulplle FN Mark Kirby RMSN Milton F. Jones MMFA Robert S. Camboul FN Link W. Powell MMFA Patrick Thorton MMFA Larry A. Kearns SA Cindy Ritchie OMSA Noel C Schomberg il .V MMFN Michael Logan RMSA Lisa A. Garner RMSA Daniel L. Conger OSSN Roger O Burch FN Peter B. Sullivan FMFN Francisco Ruiz SN Terence V. Cannon SN Kevin N. Strong MIDN Cynthia Murray MIDN Kalhryn Davis MIDN Melody Wheeler i i 9 %1 i a 14b joined the Navy to see the sea. And what did I see? I saw •A- V ... I i- —-.4 W ' " • ■ J -r ' V ,a ' ' ' s II ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS " USS AMERICA greatly appreciates quick and en- thusiastic response to work requests during Ma- sirah anchorage 22-23 April, 1983. Particular thanks to MRCS Milliman for his " Can Do " spirit- . " . . . Commanding Officer, USS AMERICA (CV 66) " As you begin the long journey to where family and friends anxiously await your return please convey to your officers and crew a most hearty and sincere well done. The support you have pro- vided for the fleet, and to the commands on Diego Garcia has been outstanding and is a testi- mony to their pride and professionalism. Each de- partment and work center providing support at this remote location can be justly proud of their accomplishments and the impression their fleet have made on the footprint of freedom. You were a team player and actively integrated into the island community, participating in numerous so- cial and recreation activities, as well as providing professional expertise. Thanks again for the job. You have been simply magnificent and a good neighbor. " CAPT T.S. Renncr, USN, Com- manding Officer, Naval Support Facility, Diego Garcia. " During 14-18 May ' 83 USS TRIPPE had an unscheduled tender availability with USS ACADIA for purpose of com- pleting extensive repairs to our damaged flight deck and helo hanger. ACADIA repair personnel worked around the clock under adverse concfitions to complete all repair work in time for TRIPPE ' s underway period on 18 MAY. In the time alloted and with what the tender had to work with, (lack of parts, i.e. hangar doors, mechanism for hangar ex- tension, safety nets and frame), the performance of the ACADIA was exceptional. Ingenuity, close supervision, cooperation, hardwork, and pride in performance were never in short supply during TRIPPE ' s availability. It was a pleasure working with a group of professionals who take genuine pride in servicing the fleet. The entire TRIPPE crew extends their gratitude for your assistance. " . . Com- manding Officer, USS TRIPPE (FF 1075) " The performanc e of ACADIA in support of Battle Group Golf was superb. IN three repair periods AC ADIA ( omplet- ed over 900 jobs. Durmg the Mobasa availability 10 ships were serviced and repair utilization was a noteworthy 130 p( rcent. At Masirah anc borage ov( r 100 jobs were (om- pletetJ in two days including major r( ()airs to USS SAVAN- NAFH and USS KIDD. Equally impressive was the " Can Do " spirit of ACADIA ' S service departments: Administration, Deck, Dental, Medical, Supply and Operations. ACADIA on h( r maiden de()loymenl is up to speed, she does it all. Operating with ACADIA has been rewarding in every re- spect. Request you convey to the crew a collective well done from Battle Group Golf. " . Vice Admiral Conrad, Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group TWELVE. 148 " Work quality was excellent, planning job progression and follow-up were all outstanding, due in large part to the interface provided by ACADIA ' s ship superinten- dents, MMC(SS) Honeck and MMCS(SS) Bates, ACA- DIA Liaisim Officer, LT CM. Drakeley, also provided outstanding assistance. All hands on board ACADIA were eager and ready to provide any service available. ACADIA provided truly outstanding services to USS BOSTON during an unanticipated availability. The en- thusiasm, professionalism and spirit of service shown by ACADIA during BOSTON ' S time alongside have been surpassed in this Commandig Officer ' s career exper- ience with repair ships. BOSTON greatly appreciates the services provided by ACADIA and looks forward to mooring alongside her again in the future. " manding Officer, USS BOSTON (SSN 703) " Since inchop of this Battle Group, services provided Task Group SEVEN ZERO point NINE units by ACADIA have been outstanding in every respect, from complex emergent structural work and major equipment repairs through basic hotel, Medical, Boating and Personnel services, no need has proved too difficult nor insignifi- cant, every requirement was met with a positive " Can Do " spirit and followed aggressively to successful com- pletion. Based upon performance, USS ACADIA could change her motto from, " Service To The Finest, " to " Service By The Finest " . Fair winds and following seas as you aepart the Indian Ocean. Well Done. " RADM R.E. Moranville, Commander, Task Group SEVEN ZERO POINT NINE. SERVICE FROM THE FINEST " On 11 May ' 83, men of the R-2 Division, USS ACADIA, completed a most satifactory repair to the anchor windlass of the SS OVERSEAS VALDEZ. The job was accomplished under adverse weather conditions, re- flecting the continued high standards of the naval ser- vice. The men arc a credit to the USS ACADIA and the United States Navy. The vessel ' s officers wish to extend a personal thanks for a job well done. " Master, SS OVERSEAS VALDEZ. " DONALD B. BEARY was tended by ACADIA in Diego Garcia where ninety-one jobs were accepted and nine- ty-one jobs were completed. All work was superbly done. ACADIA is a magnificent ship with a most enthu- siastic and capable crew. We salute Captain Finch and the crew of tne ACADIA for their dedication and ser- vice to the fleet. " Commanding Officer, USS DON- ALD B. BEARY (FF 1085) " Helicopter Support Squadron ONE, Detachment THREE wishes to extend its appreciation to the USS ACADIA and MRC Clifton of ACADIA ' s Machine Shop. He manufactured a special tool without which we could not replace a major drive shaft component, and without his expert assistance, the aircraft would have been non-mission capable for an extended period of time. " CAN DO " My crew and I would like to sincerely thank you and your ship ' s crew for all the repairs that you have pro- vided us. I would like to give a special thank you and a job well done to your whole diving team. The changing of our ship ' s propeller was both a challange and exper- ience for all people concerned. The USS ACADIA ' s crew seems to work hand in hand with each other, just like a well oiled machine. Again, thank you. Have a pleasant cruise to your next port, and may God bless your ship. " Capt. ].L. Ambielli jr., USNS SACO (YTB- 796) 149 ONE MORE TIME I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC THAT I WILL BEAR TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME AND THAT I WILL OBEY THE ORDERS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE ORDERS OF THE OFFICERS APPOINTED OVER ME ACCORDING TO REGULATIONS AND THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE SO HELP ME GOD. I SWEAR THAT THE INFORMATION ABOVE HAS BEEN CORRECTLY RECORDED AND IS TRUE IN ALL RESPECTS AND THAT I FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH I AM ENLISTING. f V Ur V I 150 f!t lS 4 " m. 11 .i 1 i y tli 151 II 57 CREW MEMBERS RECEIVE AWARDS Fifty seven crew members received recognition from the Commanding Officer, Parker T. Finch in an awards ceremony held on July 22, 1983. Of the awards presenteci, eight Letters of Commendation were given to Acadia ' s crew members who per- formed their duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. In addition, several Good Conduct Awards were presented to crew members in recognition of their faithful service. The following crew members received their first Good Conduct Awards: BT1 M. Flourney, MM1 J. Hegedty, BM2D. Todd, ET2 M. Arnold, SK2 J. Coulter, MS2 S. Bowen, HT2 D. Ruyts, ET2 D. Hofer, HT2 J. Croskrey, HT3 E. Marin, MM2 J. Lomont, HT2 M. O ' Connell, ET2 P. Hunt, ET2 R. Raymond, HT2 D. Konnick, RM2 M. Mares, HT2 ). Zupfer, HT2 G. Saugstad, GMG2 W. Barton, IM2 R. Tamblin, MM3 R. Bean, MM3 J. Campbell, MS3 T. Rctener, and ET3 R. Ross. The following crew mem- bers received their sec- ond Good Conduct Awards: SKC W. Wilder, EMI A. Nafarrctc, FT1 T. McNearny, SHI H. Mi- guel, SHI R. Rodriguez, ET1 J. Bowman, MSI L. La- car, MM1 R. Viado, MM1 K. Anderson, HT1 D. Saia, MM1 W. Salvador, EN1 D. Anderson, and SK2 P. Hal- stead. 152 The following crew members received their third Good Conduct Award: ETC R. Carey, EMC T. Steiner, PMC C. Gavino, HMC R. Frank III, MM1 B. Arboleda, STG1 E. Beall, and DTI R. Martinez. The follow- ing received their forth Good Condu( t Award; SHCS |. McClinton, MMC R. Mays, CMC R. Toland, and MR! R. Riego. A special congratulations goes to BTCM Ro- berto Moreno, who received his fifth Good Conduct Award. Congratulations to you ail. HM3 Vincent R. Williams received a letter of Commendation for being selected as the ACA- DIA ' s Sailor of the Quarter. His overall perfor- mance in aspects of his work earned him this worthy honor. In addition, the entire Medical Dept. received a Letter of Commandation on their overall performance during the West Pac. In part, the Commanding Officer cited, " You main- tained a blisstering pace throughout , while still continuing full medical practice services of the crew. I want to extend my personal appreciation for your long hours of dedication and vigilance in the maintenance of the crew ' s health and well bring. Well Done 153 II FN Joseph O. Oberg III received a Letter of Commendation for his quick action and re- sponse to a major fire onboard ACADIA June 9th, 1983. He correctly reported the fire and returned to the scene and attempt- ed to extinguish the fire. Six members of ACADlA ' s " Fire Cracker Team " also received Letters of Commen- dation for their performance in combat- ting that fire. The members of the team who received the awards are: HT2 Pa- sauell Brooks, HT2 Robert Ruggeri, F1T3 David Thompson, HT3 Daniel Forester, MI! Riihard Hunt, and MM X r,rct;or Th()r[)( ' . 154 Commanding Officer P. T. Finch, and the Executive Offi- cer, J. L. Richard send their congratulations and wishes of success to the following per- sonnel who were advanced from the March ' 83 Navy Wide Exam for Advancement: EM2 Curtis M. Abma, ET3 Scott Akers, BM2 Paul J. Alvarado, SKI Delfin Amio, EM3 Anita Anthony, HT3 Michael Backos, EM3 Louis Bannister, MM3 Scott Barnes, MR2 Eric Bell, HT2 James E. Benton, BM3 Ste- ven C. Berry, QM2 Brock B. Bowers, HM3 James B. Bowen, BM3 Christopher Brown, HT2 Ronnie F. Brown, PN3 David W. Brownell, HT2 Bruce W. Burk- hart, SK3 Randy Burks, HT2 Robert J. Campos, MM2 Alvin W. Capps, HM2 Daniel W. Car- ney, SK2 William D. Carr, IM2 Mary K. Chatman, SH3 Thayer Coleman, MM1 Gary D. Combs, EN2 Erick W. Conley, HT2 Dewayne E. Cook, YN3 Eli- zabeth Currie, ET2 Charles E. Cox, IC2 Margaret M. Dahl, MR2 Christopher M. Degon, BM3 Mary L. Derosia, IC2 Scott C. Dike, BM3 Doreen P. Dow- er, YN2 Janet M. Doyle, HT2 Charles J. Duke, IC2 Robert J. Dunfee, HT2 Thomas E. Erlan- son, MR2 Eederico, M. Esta- baya, HT2 John M. Ezrow, MM3 Christopher R. Falls, HT3 Kevin R. Fedrick, BM3 Joseph K. Flores, HM3 Ella R. Franklin, PM3 Michael R. Frey, BM3 Dan Gallagher, IC3 Willie Gardner, MM3 Joseph Gehring, SK3 Robert E. Gish, HT2 Robert Gniffke, MS3 Edilberto M. Gonzaga, FiT2 James F. Gor- man, HT2 Jonnie Garcia, FHT3 Lloyd Griesenbrauck, ML2 Keith A. Grinnel, GMG2 Gar- lang S. Hall, HT3 Eve Halliday, HT3 Timothy FHarmon, FHT3 Larry D. Holland, HT1 Floyd Holsonbake, MR2 Scot A. Hov- land, OS2 Terry G. Howard, ET3 Paul N. Huck, SK2 Banja- min G. Ignacio, DK2 Avelino M. Jaurique, HT2 James Jetter, HT2 Allen C. Kane, HT2 Renee M. Karnes, YN3 Anthony R. King, SK3 Bruce D. Konold, TM3 David Lancaster, BT3 Eric J. Lauch, HT3 John L. Lee, HT3 Johnnie Leggett, DK3 Mark A. Leiweke, TM03 Richard Little- field, MM1 Joseph E. Lomont, BM3 Carl D. Lovett, OS2 Ste- ven W. Lundquist, IC2 Kather- ine E. Lynn, HT3 Shon P. Ma- lone, EM2 Ernie Marin, RM2 Alfonsa F. Marshall, MR2 Ran- dal S. Martin, DP2 Ronald L. Marvin, HT3 Harvey W. McGee, MM! Jerry L. Mcguf- fin, FM3 Ho C. Mtkinnis, DR2 William G. McLin, HT3 John McNicholas, DK3 Edna S. Med- vac, MS3 Dwayne O. Meyers, HT2 Michael Michalicka, HT3 Steven M. Moore, MM2 Robin L. Naillon, HT2 John N. Neckles, HT3 Kenny L. Norred, HT3 Laura Papcndorf, IC1 Ross R. Paterson, MM2 Kevin G. Pearson, MM2 Clinton Penny, HT2 Terry L. Perry, MM3 Mi- chael Pinchak, MM2 Jesse Pitt- man, MR2 Lou S. Pizzuti, IC2 Valerie I. Poirier, HT2 Sandra A. Poulin, RM2 Kenneth A. Pres- ton, EN3 George E. Rice, HT2 Timothy G. Riggs, EN3 Dale R. Rinkovicz, ET3 Raymond L. Ross, HT2 Robert R. Ruggeri, EM3 Arnolfo U. Santiago, PN3 Donna B. Shepherd, EM3 Ron- ald S. Sloan, EM3 Melody L. Smith, HT3 Larry Spagnolo, BT1 John D. Stadler, ET2 Gordon Stevenson, IC2 Keith J. Strait, BT3 Jimmy Swingler, MR2 Mark R. Tetzlaff, EM2 Ray- mond Thomas, HT3 Vincent Thomas, BM3 Jeanne M. Tom- lin, HT3 Clyde Troutman, BM3 Felipe J. Villa, DP3 Marvin S. Wagner, BT1 Leslie A. Walton, DP2 Richard D. Warren, EMI Glen K. Whipple, HT3 Fabian Williams, SK3 Van Yarborough. The following personnel have been selected for the advance- ment to Chief Petty Officer: EMC Robledo Aquino, STGC Earl Beall, FTGC John Brewer, MLC Lauro Canicosa, RMC Richard Flores, BMC Ysidro Flores, MSC Ernesto Gilongos, BTC James Harger, ETC Loran Hicks, ETC Terry Johnson, SKC Henry Magaling, BTC Ceferino Orgeta, EMC Richard Saman- iego, HTC Gig Spann, DMC Dennis Vanderwalker. 155 Po oj GaU 156 SAN DIEGO JAN 4 PEARL HARBOR jan n jan 13 YOKOSUKA JAN24-FEBI9 SASEBO FEB 21-FEB 23 SUBIC BAY FEB 27 MAR 3 DIEGO GARCIA mar 13 mar is MOMBASA APR 4-ppR II MOGADISHO APR 13-APR 16 MASIRAH APR 22 APR 23 DIEGO GARCIA apr 29 jun 2 PATTAYA BEACH jun 10 jun i4 SUBIC BAY JUN 19-JUN 29 HONG KONG JUL i-juL 7 PUSAN JUL lO-JUL 12 SASEBO JUL 13- JUL 16 PEARL HARBOR jul 27 jul 29 SAN DIEGO AUG 4 157 A SAILOR ' S SONG My soabag is packed, I ' m ready to sail. I ' m standing here, manning the rail. I hate to see you ( ry, when 1 say goodbye. . . The ship is leaving, an emotion tilled day. Seven months sh ill slowly come to pass. ' till we return this way. 160 The sun is sayin ' " It ' s early morn, " The tugboats are pullin ' us away from home . . Already I ' m so homesick, that i could just die. . . 161 Look at me and smile for me and I know you ' ll wait for mc. Look at mc like you ' ll never let me go but I have to go. 162 Yes, leaving has always been a part of a sailor ' s life, and there has always been those loved ones left behin d. But with memories to strengthen, and letters and calls to renew, the lonely ones are carried through. . . " 163 HAWAII l -t r. X -w } V 164 165 166 167 !♦ I In the southwest corner of Japan, on the island of Ryushu, not far from a city with a memorable name of Nagasaki, is Sasebo. It was here that ACADIA made two of her port visits. 170 171 Hk I r K . ■ i ..m» . SUBIC NAVAL BASE COMMAND Af:MEi forces; OF THE PHILIPPINES FUN IN THE SUN! Grande Island i c ... ' A ! .- il LI. " ■ » -A K »v? cr ••••••■.. .-. ...r « %. 173 TAKE YOUR PICTURE MISTER? LADIES AND MORE LADIES 174 ROCK -N- ROLL RELAXATION ' V=S t t?. THE i( PHILLIPINES! .- - cf: •Ct Vi ' T " " " " - v.-- " •«-«i.. ' - ' . - :t? , ' •- ' ««; .-tf ■ n. ' t » ■ ( ' ... Stpgn (Jkirria LATITUDE 7 14 ' 20 " S LONGITUDE T2° 26 ' E SRiTiSM G«TE ykiHf ' kM THE NAVY ' S OWN TROPICAL ISLAND PARADISE Diego Garcia will not soon fade from the memories of the crew of the USS ACADIA. From the first view of it as a small, dark line on the horizon, to the cool blue of the lagoon and mysterious green of its jungle as we dropped anchor, to watching it disappear off our sterm as we sailed away, our stay was something unique, to be thought of and treasured in the years to come . . . C " , - - V .W . :i mM ; ' ». , •■I- SIGNS OF HABITATION BOWLIM . DEW m Y m HOnSOF OPERATION 0900-2200 DAILY • Although not a large base, it still supplied many pleasant ways to spencJ an afternoon. Its s unny beaches and dense jungles provided great places to party as well as excellent spots for solitary meditation. Some attractions; A four- lane bowling alley, a Miniature Golf course, a Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Playing Fields left no excuse for not enjoying the physical activi- ties while the Hobby Shop provided a way to spend constructive hours, and without ques- tion, water sports enthusiasts were in paradise. Both times the ship stopped there, many found time to: get tanned, get bored, get to know yourself, get closer to friends, get homesick, get in shape, get out of shape, get sick of the ship, get shots, and get into something impor- tant to yourself. But most of all, it was a time to get hot!! A-y TnPtCL GROUND rules: 1.N0 SWIMMING. SN0RKEIIH6 OR DIVING AT ANY TIME. 2.F0R SAFETY REAS0NS.WADIN6 IS PERMITTED TO A DEPTH OF 2 FT. ONLY. REF: NSFDGINST 17K)-7A ' ON THE FOOTPRINT OF FREEDOM Diego Garcia provided Acadia with some of the greatest chal- lenges it has encountered in its short career as a U.S. Navy Tender. From the anchor windlass on the USNS Overseas Valdez, to the damaged flight deck and hanger doors of the USS Trippe, the Ship ' s first submarine avail- ability, to the over 400 odd jobs the USS Texas presented our Eiec- ronic Repair Division. In every one of those mentioned cases, and many more that are not listed, the Acadia excelled in its ability to provide shipyard quality work, while anchored out, to each and every one of its customers. LIFE ON THE LAGOON Coconut football is tun, but highly dangerous One of the uninvited guests Surf, sun, and sdlling PARTY ON THE ROCK None of this would have been possible without the support of everyone aboard. Engineering kept our power going, Medical kept our bodies going. Our Mess Specialists satisfied our phys- ical hunger, while the chaplain and the Site T.V. crew fed our souls and minds. Liberty itself would be nearly impossi- ble without the Deck Dept. And, just try to enjoy being ashore without the Disbursing crew, or even the ship ' s stores. And a special thanks to the gang in the Post Office, who put up with our gripes, and our complaints, and man- aged to smile through most of it ... Thank you ail. HI MOM!!!! " Knights of this round table " ' You ' ll never guess how it got away ■Quarters is when, loniorrowf ? ' " Er, miss, two more please. ' GOODBYE TO FANTASY ISLAND ALL IN ALL, a satisfying stay for those we tended, and a reason for pride and self satisfaction for this tender, prompting a three word addition to our motto: " SERVICE TO THE FIN- EST . . BY THE FINEST ' Remcmbcr fondly, Diego Garcia. MOMBASA U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL ARE OFTEN THE ONLY AMERICANS SEEN BY HOST-COUNTRY NA- TIONALS. THE IMAGE WE LEAVE THEM WITH IS WHAT THEY JUDGE US BY EOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. BEING FRIENDLY, AS EN AR- RIETA IS HERE, IS THE SUREST POS- SIBLE WAY TO INSURE TFMT THE IMPRESSION WE LEAVE IS HONEST- LY ONE OF GOOD WILL. 182 0[ vear mor We jbA K 1 Mogadishu, Somalia. The largest city in a country where the age of conscription in the war against Ethiopia is 15 years old. Where the average yearly income is equal to about twenty U.S. dollars, and the drinking water packs more punch than MD 20 20 and prune juice combined. Camel rides are cheap, if not free, and a good dust bath afterwards will rid you of the fleas. Somalia had not seen a U.S. Ship in over a year. Hence, we were eager to do as much for our less fortunate brothers as we could, in a true American spirit. We threw a party for the U.S. Emissaries, and opened our ship ' s stores for any ambassadores to Somalia. There was even a soccer game with our ship and the Somalian Nation- al Soccer Team, in which we graciously allowed them to trounce over us. Also, a Softball game occurred with simu- ar results. Meanwhile, HT1 Vallenca (bottom photo, (left), second from left) was busy organizing an effort to benefit the " Friends of the Chil- dren Orphanages " . They needed new steps, new shelves, desks, wiring and plumbing repaired, and paint applied to the interior and ex- terior of a nursery. We supplied these necessities, plus Medical and Dental care. Medical sup- plies, beds and bed- dings, and amuse- ment. We even got to play with the kids And when all was said and done, one could recall back to then and call it truly a good port of call for Human Relations Thank you, HT1 Vallenca and friends. 1 185 186 I 187 ::•::•• Ml!. " :■ ' • -III li::: If:: » :;:::::■ i::: yHiiii: BV««« » • • • " • ' •• i USS ACADIA made a port call to Hong Kong and Kow- loon on July 1st through July 7th. During this visit the ship was opened for a general tour for the public. The people seemed to enjoy the tour of the finest Destroy- er Tender providing " Service to the Finest " as much as the crew enjoyed " showing off " their home away from home, and meeting the people in Hong Kong. Hong Kong was also a time for fun. ACADIA ' s crew spent those six days touring Hong Kong and buying, among other things, china, stereos, cameras ancJ silk clothing. HONG KONG vr sT Wv ttC 189 Of course, there was liberty CDR LeBaron discusses the improvements made at the Pusan orphanage, " Home of Peace. " 190 ' - is L ' i Yes, Pusan will be remembered in the hearts and minds of the crew, when they gave their time and ef- fort to help improve the living conditions of these children. When asked why they were doing this, LT Jack Hartman, ship ' s chap- ain, answered for them all when he said, " When you help a child, you ' re also helping the future... " 191 • 15 if ■ill«i ll Mn- .1:3: HOMEWARD BOUND 192 1 HOME, WHERE MY THOUGHTS ARE STRAYING p ' • HOME, WHERE THE BANDS ARE PLAYING 1 M HOME, WHERE MY LOVE LIES WAITING. SILENTLY FOR ME. ' i iiJi « ?«f ' LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS On the last leg of the cruise, from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to San Diego, many crew mem- bers were fortunate enough to have a family member on board, as a guest tiger. Throughout the week, tours of the ship, training lectures, and actual work situations were made available to the tigers. They also had the chance to participate in the ren ouned " Fantail Frolics. " With water carry contests, smokers, and .i simon says. The crew enjoyed having them aboard, and are curious as to how many will serve as future service men themselves. =r;i|i.: 1983 TIGER CRUISE MEMBERS Tiger Sponsor Division George LeBaron CDR LeBaron REP SR. Liberty Mann SR LT Mann REP R. Trautman HT2 Trautman (DV) R-1 Paul Trotter HTFN Trotter R-1 Floyd Campbell HTC Campbell R-1 Lloyd Lough HT2 Lough R-1 Robert Campos HT2 Campos R-1 Bill Edmonds MMC Edmonds R-2 T. Lomont MM1 Lomont RP Edward Ma|f ina BT1 Majcina RQ Ray Miller TM2 Miller RS Tom Gardner LI2 Gardner RS Ralph Van Norman GMT2 Van Norman RS John Homg IC2 Homg E Jack Furlong CDR Meyers D Gene Smith LT Smith D George Eccnboy CDR Gray S John Ray FTGSA Ray S2M Joseph Morcllo CDR Richard X Harold LCDR Long O Hoc hberger Harold Traulman HT2 Traulman (DV) R-1 Michael Wilson QM2 Bowers O Fredrick Cox ET2 Cox OE Gerald ET2 Chamberlain OF Chamberlain John Randall RM3 Randall OC Marvin Saustad HT2 Saustad R-1 Ed Thompson MR 3 Thompson R-2 William Hill MM2 Penny RQ Paul Abma EM2 Abma BC Skip LeBaron CDR LeBaron REP Jamie LeBaron CDR LeBaron REP Brian Spriggs HTC Spriggs R-1 Tom Goodlett HTCS Goodlett R-1 Jeremy Campbell HTC Campbell R-1 Steve Harker HT1 Harker R-1 O.J. Harger BT1 Harger R-2 Eddie Garza EN1 Garza R-2 Vance McKinney EMCM McKinney R-3 Sean McKinney EMCM McKinney R-3 Steve Bell RM1 Bell R-4 Pete Katausky HM1 Katausky R-5 Kirk Gray CDR Gray S Chad Gray CDR Gray S Shane Richard CDR Richard X Robbie Tass CW03 Tass (DV) R-1 R. Mangold GMG1 Richardson (DV) R-1 Louis Neckles HT2 Netkles R-1 Tiger Sponsor Division William Johnson HT2 Gathers R-1 Guy Kopperude HT3 Fisher R-1 RoId Flynn HT3 Baker R-1 Chris Barnes MMC Maticiw R-2 Rick Givney MR3 Senn R-2 Tim Harris BT3 Harris R-2 Cy Hamaski BT2 Solomcn R-2 Francis Hamaski BT2 Solomen R-2 Tank Thomas FR Thomas R-2 Jesse Duran Y 3 Duran RP Ed Majcina Jr. BT1 Majcina RQ Rey Riego Jr .MR1 Riego RQ Steve Steinmetn MR1 Riego RQ Doug Mantz HT1 Mani RQ Gerald Connell OM1 Connell RS Ted Townsend BTCS Dearie B Jeff Caiabrese LCDR Caiabrese ENG John Caiabrese LCDR Caiabrese ENG David Alvarado EM2 Alvarado f Mike Ratchford P 3 Plagge ES Dennis Deaton YN2 Doyle WFP Scott Crawford CW04 Crawford BC Andy Strong SA Strong BC Ryan Mones SKC Mones S-1 Scott Kichnc SKSN Kiehne S-1 Roger Afalla MSC Afalla S-2 Dennis Madriaga MSC Madriaga S-2 Mel Tiangson MSI Tiangson S-2 Fred Marinas MSC Marinas S-2 Mike Shaw RMC Shaw S-2 James Field RMC Shaw S-2 Genaro Thomas 1 M2 Thotnas S-2 John Medvec DK3 Medvec S-4 Bill Williams DK3 Leiweke S-4 Tim Esquivel DP3 Esquivel S-7 John Wayte DS1 Bayquen S-7 Martin Wayte DS1 Bayquen S-7 Glenn Baker YNCS Baker Rich Chandler ENS Chandler X Marshall Dixc n DP3 Carson S-7 Ron Schoborg MRFN Scholiorg R-2 Herb Mills MM3 Rodriguez A Ray Axelod MM3 Rodriguez A Scott FTM3 R-4 SchreckengosI SchreckengosI Rodney Booker SA Booker R-3 Dennis McMahon HTFN McMahon R Stanley Combs HTC Allen RQ Chris Combs HTC Allen RQ Donald Golden PNSA Golden 1 197 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Seven months and over 30,000 miles later, the USS ACADIA has completed her first West Pac. It seems for so long, we looked forward to January ' 83 with a mixture of curiousity, dread, anticipation, and for some, fear of the unknown, and impatience. Then, before we knew it, it was August, and we were steaming the last few miles back into San Diego. Some of us, taking advantage of the low prices and great selections, made purchases, or bartered for souvenirs and mementos of our cruise; and for those of us who aquired such things, and even for those who didn ' t, there remains things unique to our West Pac . . . Memories some good, some bad, but definitely unique. Many of us will experience similar situations and events on future West Pacs, while for some, this was their probably only glimpse of our wide and diverse world we live on. At any rate, we are now the ones saying, " Yes, I remember that, " or, " I ' ve been there. " This book was created to enhance and sut)stantiale those memories, to be brought out to share with families and friends or to just reminisce over more adventurous days. We, the staff, feel this book catches the essence of that cruise. We tried to record events that stood out and made ACADIA ' S West Pac stand out from ail the other c ruises, and also to save for later c omparison the happenings that are so much a part of our proud Navy tradition. It was in this spirit that when the cruise neared it ' s end, when the jobs completed and field days out of the way, a few choice people were gathered and asked to donate their time, ideas, and creativity for the purpose of approaching our amateur and professional photographers on the ship, to beg, borrow, or steal photographs that said " WIST PAC " and put thc m in an understandable, and appealing collection. Many, many man-hours and dedic ation went to this book, and, I, as editor, would like to extend my sine ere thanks to mv staff as well as to the contributors. It was fun and educational. This book is dedicated to a ship and her crew. I give you: " The ' 83 West Pac of the USS ACADIA, AD42. " Cruise Book Officer Ens. K.ithryn L Chandler Managing Editor ET2 Susan D Varnel Assistant Editors Staff fT3 Lori K. Ch.inibcrlam MM3 Arthur (j. MtKinnoy BT3 Leonardo R. Lope UN David C Siaiiler MM2 |.V. Lyons IC2 K.E. Lynn DKSN A. Aka ar ETC D.L. Henkel MRFN S.M. Brooks BT3 L.| March FN M.R Besdw TM3 U.S. Turner MM3 S.C. Barnes CDR LP. Meyers HT2 B W. Burkharl CW04 ).C Dale LT ( ' . M Drakcley C V (). ' P A Te a( Cartoons and Art Work MM3 SC. Barnes DM3 R.L. Carroll ET2 S.A. Sisco CSM2 R.A. McPherson Photography We wish we c ould list the names ot all tin- people who allowed thc ir photos to be printed, but we don ' t have enough room, it went to the photos. You know who you are, and you have our, and the crews, gratitude for helping making this cruise book a memorable one. We would likc to extend a spec ial thanks to the peo- ple in the photo lab, for the many hours they did in this book, and for the patienc e they exercised in pro- viding this staff with the high quality, well done, pho- tographic ,irt. PHC C. GAY PH2 ALLEN PH2 WIIKINS PH2 TIBBS PtH lilKIII A very special thanks to (T)R j, I . Richard, whose consideration and attention to detail mM v completion and publication ot this cruise book f)ossil)le. the 198 ACADIAS ORIGINS AD-42, the first USS ACADIA, is one of four new modified Gompers class destroyer tenders. The class will be composed of USS YELLOWSTONE (AD-41), USS ACADIA (AD-42), USS CAPE COD (AD-43), and USS SHENANDOAH (AD-44) when the ships are all completed. The keel was laid on Valentine ' s Day, 1978. On July 28 of the following year, Mrs. Ardis Bryan launched AD- 42 with a bottle of champagne, christening her " ACA- DIA " . Her namesake, Acadia National Park, is located on Maine ' s Mount Desert Island, the highest elevation on the eastern seaboard. The phenomenal beauty of Acadia National Park was created by a strange act of nature in which the ocean flooded ancient land sur- faces creating islands out of high hills. The gorges became rivers and wider valleys emerged as bays and gulfs. Woodlands, lakes, mountains and seacoast are all contained in the natural wonder of Acadia National Park, The USS Acadia has deployed twice to Hawaii, once to San Francisco and has just finished her maiden West- Pac. AND STATISTICS LENGTH 64ri0 " DRAET 24 ' BEAM 85 ' DISPLACEMENT 21,916 tons MAXIMUM SPEED 20 knots PROPULSION Two 600 steam boilers; 20,000 total shaft horsepower; single propellor WEAPONS Two 20MM machine guns; Two 40MM grenacfe launchers CREW 44 officers, 1158 enlisted; accommodations f or 1595 BUILT BY National Steel and Shipbuilding, San Diego, California KEEL LAID February 14, 1978 LAUNCHED July 28, 1979 COMMISSIONED June 6, 1981 HOMEPORT San Diego, California A FINAL WORD FROM THE CAPTAIN To the crew of ACADIA: I This cruise book could not possibly chronicle all of our superb achievements - both individual and col- ective during the seven month deployment. You set a standard of performance for others to aim at. Each of you can take pride in being part of a winning team that excelled under the most demanding conditions a peacetime tender can experience. The efforts you put forth had a significant, measurable impact on fleet readiness in the region of the world where that readi- ness must be at the highest attainable levels. ACA- DIA ' s support to the fleet covered every area and that is what made it special. You repaired equipment; pro- vided superior medical and dental treatment; painted spaces; made other c r( w ' s living conditions more en- joyable through laurKJry, food service, retail assistance and boating; gave commands and individuals expert advice and counselling in legal, religious, administra- tive and personal matters; and kept snips running with water, steam fuel and supply support. You did all of this for other ships in addition to maintaining ACA- DIA herself in top notch condition. Your contribu- tions also took another vitally important form by en- hancing the image of your country and the United States Navy in the eyes of the foreign peoples you visited. Many of you gave unselfishly of your time to help those less fortunate. The community relations projects you completed showed the concern for oth- ers that can be understood and appreciated by people everywhere in the world. It is the type of feeling that promotes, among all people, cooperation and peace - the goals we all seek. That you were uniquely successful in all of your efforts was clear not only to me but to the countless others who observed your exceptional performance. The recognition you earned came in written messages and letters from a variety of sources ranging from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to relatives and friends who were Tigers. It came in superlatives from ship Commanding Officer ' s citing ACADIA as the " best " tender they had ever been alongside. It came in verbal praise expressed to me by high level diplo- mats, senior naval officers and foreign dignitaries. In closing this Cruise Book, it is fitting that I point out to you the distinctive record you earned during the period reflected in its pages. I nope that the book will remind you of the great team you were a member of and of the many things you achieved for your country and your Navy. I, for one, am extremely proucJ to have been a part of your efforts and to have served with you. 199 i-jj jr I :j; ■ ' - .

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