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As our Task Group commander wrote, I have heard nothing but complimentary remarks from our Brazilian Navy counterparts when referring to your on-the-job abilities and willingness to make extra efforts where joint participation was involved. This cruise opened our eyes to a great many things: the comradeship found in traditions such as crossing the equator, the friendships nurtured during allied operations, the new friends made in foreign ports and the comraderie developed through teamwork. Remember, as you turn these pages, the coolness of a tropic night and the special flavor of life in a foreign port Remember the craziness of our Pollywog initiation, but remember as well, the long, usually arduous hours spent by the hundreds of men powering and steering AMERICA from point to point: remember the pilots and flight deck crew who launched and flew countless missions and those men whose vital support nkept the show on the road.u Congratulations on a job well done! .?-.MQW ROBERT B . FULLER Captain, U.S. Navy Commanding Officer Q - ' ' - '- '-1 ig- ' L 1 ..4...-lv..T..Hla-LLLLPZ-JlkIiLllJ..l.1l A - ' - -f-.. i Prologue: 5000-man ambassador team When AMERICA left Norfolk in the pre-dawn hours of 10 June 1977, she began a five-week voyage which covered ten thousand miles, two con- tinents and helped bridge friendships between two nations. When the special sea and anchor detail was called away at 0530, most of the men aboard ship remained asleep, only to awake later to the steady hum, activity and gentle rolls that characterize a carrier at sea. Those men in topside Sea Detail stations could see an empty pier 12 swallowed by darkness as it drew into the dis- tance. AMERICA was underway. The ship's journey south was to demonstrate the United States' con- tinued alliance with the countriesi of South America. The deployment, ,ag- cording to Admiral Isaac C. KIDD, Atlantic Fleet commander, Hunders scores the U.S. commitment in th area and it demonstrates naval flex- ibility for meeting that commitment." The deployment came at a time when it was feared that U.S.!Brazilian relations had become strained and closely followed a goodwill tour of he Lady, Rosalynn CARTER. Working parties became the order of the day as the ship was outfitted for the southern odyssey. Prior to leaving Norfolk, the Supply Department had storerooms bulging with over 50,000 gallons of milk, two tons of coffee, 32,000 pounds of vegetables, 9 million cigarettes and 192,000 cans of soft drinks. The trahsitsduth,was marked in- itiallyg-abglfchop S ' easfarfgxyqualls but and the, mreasingly 115 s the ip gsk' t the coast F countriesfk N 9-Udsfnost. Onlymtigugh' ,aa geo shook: I Guy M and ,tb Netheffandk hir ..,-Those that AME,i' l' an wit 'R cam ,lEigaQed .ERE shix 1'0Ut HS jglnigxliimk lgfeeting: adolphin, lpgxppi 3 sclqiqls . gf flying fish, agggsocc nd eoesff marlinf 'N 1 j 9, ' if ,. fir Bermudajfriangle foiledxagaing if rss, Vgermhdau .llfanglen once again lay iii the-'shi'p'sFpath and while South America by America's First even those seasoned members of the crew laughed off the area's reputation, they had in the back of their minds the area's exact boundaries and were well- acquainted with its lore. The port visit in Salvador, Brazil proved to be a quiet few days as the city, although fairly large, was unac- customed to visits by large warships and did not have many of the facilitie to keep five thousand men entertained. The sincerity and friendliness of the Salvador's populace made up for what the city itself lacked. Since AMERICA's visit occurred in the midst of the Saint John's festival, liberty parties walked through parks where trees were strewn with colored lights and where they could hear the sporatic explosions of firecrackers thrown by small children. Scores of men were invited into Salvador homes where they sampled both native dishes and genuine Brazilian hospitality. The closeness of Salvador to the equator made the tropical climate a fact of life with its hot, humid days, cool nights and showers nearly daily. "I just can't get used to this kind of weather where it rains on one side of the street and not on the other," said Mediterranean Trqo Follows America Deployed to outh tlantic By JOHN STEVENSON Virginian-Pilot Staff writer NORFOLK-The Norfolk-based carrier America was chosen for a special South Atlantic deployment, scheduled to begin today, because lt is the only flat- top that the Atlantic Fleet has available. Because of low availability, some believe that the carrier force has been overextended. They believe, in addition, that one of the reasons is a long-standing North Atlantic Treaty Organization commitment to keep two of the huge ships continuouslyin the Medi- terranean. Carriers now in the Mediterranean are the Ken- nedy and Independence, both from Norfolk. Two oth- er Atlantic Fleet flattops, the Nimitz and Forrestal, are undergoing shipyard maintenance, and a third, the Saratoga, is preparing for an unannounced com- mitment. This leaves only the aged Franklin D. Roosevelt, 4 The America must prepare for a six-month Medi- terranean trip after its retum from the five-week ex- pedition to South America, and some wives are complaining that its operational schedule is too heavy. The America will be the first U.S. carrier to oper- ate extensively in South American waters in years. "This operation underscores the U.S. commitment in the area, and it demonstrates naval flexibility for meeting that commitment," said Adm. Isaac C. Kidd Jr., the Atlantic Fleet commander. A highlight of the trip will come when the Ameri- ca and four accompanying ships conduct exercises with the Brazilian Navy. The accompanying ships will be the nuclear cruiser South Carolina, guided missile destroyer Claude V. Ricketts, destroyer Dupont, and oiler Neosho, all from Norfolk. During an interview Wednesday, Vice Adm. John J. Shanahan agreed with Kidd that South American operations are desirable. Atlantic," said Shanahan, who will retire Fri commander of the 2nd Fleet and the North Treaty Organizations Striking Fleet. But Shanahan suggested that one sending the America south would be to pull a out of the Mediterranean and dispatch it in ica's place. He said that this could reduce on the tight carrier schedule, provide training and show-the-flag benefits, and even better demonstration of U.S. The fact that officials can't pull a the Mediterranean is indicative of too.much mg rigidity, in Shanahan's opinion. "Why two carriers in the V asked. "Why not three, one, or sometimes seems that we have fallen into a pattern . . ' don't we go back and look at why theyre . time. Do we need them there?" . re rl minds d were Well. pulllllun Vadorr Blhzi' l. r llayS asthi gee Wag umm. alge warship of the lecillrle Qll entertained rrdlhress of eh, ode up for what ached, occurred in ,hi el0lll1'5 A ll Through Wg ell uith eolorel 5' could heur rlr ol fireeroeleg, ldreu. Scores of 0 Salvador hoof, holhnutiredirlrg re hospilollry, Slice lestirr f Salvador ro tle ropical chmuler hot, humid dejre wers nearly der. ed ro this liud rl ins on one side " rr the olher."re1 .. .r r1r,.n.ggggpn-qogggiu W' my-.....v-..-...... Y H Z 1 . ..---f...-.... A. -,r makes oodwill tour to Brazil . . . the street and not on the other," said one sailor on his return in rain-soaked clothes.'Salvador was a city where the simple pleasures prevailed: the beaches, the sun, the friends. Joint operations a success Operations with the Brazilian Navy occupied much of the time between Salvador and Rio de Janeiro. The maneuvers were nearly flawless and spoke well of the training by both fleets. Operations as simple as forma- tion screening or as critical land often dangerousl as night refueling were per- formed with such ships as the Rio Grande de Norte, Serjipe and the Barros. We were impressedg they were impressed. The Brazilian Chief of Naval Operations wrote, "The opera- tion conducted was a great success, and has resulted in a great improve- ment in the training of all our fleet per- sonnel, especially the pilots and per- sonnel associated with flight operations. The Task Group crews highly impressed us for their high degree of proficiency and left a strong favorable impression on our people during their stay ashore. I hope the future will bring us other opportunities for the presence of USN ships in our waters." Rio de Janeiro captivates everyone Rio de Janeiro will leave an im- pression in the mind of every man in the Task Group. A longtime favorite but seldom-visited port by U.S. ships, the city was first charted on 1 January 1502 by none other than the Portugese navigator Amerigo Vespucci. Mistak- ing Guanabara Bay iwhere AMERICA anchoredl as the mouth of an enor- mous river, the area was given the name Cidade de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro iRiver of Januaryl. Settle- ment did not begin for another 63 years and today the city has a population of 4,500,000 people. Rio is complete in the variety of activities it offers. For those intent on sight-seeing, there is the fabled Sugarloaf and Corcovado, each offer- ing panoramas of the sprawling city below. For those seeking natural beauty, the Barre Tijuca had the lush jungle greenery and waterfalls ex- pected for the tropical climate. Those looking for beaches and nightlife had at last come to the right place. The in- ternationally famous beaches and nightclubs along Copacabana and Ipanema lived up to their reputation. Samba still the King Jet-setters, American sailors and local people alike flocked to the beaches by day and walked along the rambling, abstractly-designed sidewalks by night. Music from both the traditional Samba and modern hits filtered from second-story nightclubs onto sidwalk cafes below. Independence Day was celebrated while at anchor in Guanabara Bay. Sharing the day with more than one thousand local citizens, crewmen brightened AMERICA with signal flags, bunting and lights and presented programs, a 21-gun salute and an old- fashioned hot dog and hamburger pic- nic. Leaving Rio on 5 July, AMERICA remained with Brazilian naval units until beginning her return transit to Norfolk on the ninth. U Navy Task Group ar ive tad y First Naval Di RIO DE JANEIRO IBHJ - The five-shlp U.S. Navy Task Group - one of the largest U.S. Naval missions to O Brazil in many years - will arrive in Guanabara Bay this morning, firing a 21-gun salute. Braga de Far Commander V At noon, the the USS Amer p.m. "V , Independence Day - will depart July 5 t0 Join :omblned exercises with the Brazilian Navy off The Task Group - whose visit will last through UESS coast r ' ll Air Operatl s , who WlllhlemlNavy and the leelaull 9 Saturday, Fr - gploel. . ou ll lj? would behind me could lm ' , au, ll of Mb VN he f ol" lhlhlia lcatilf if me ls mad - nt l 'he Sh i 'ne' oraspallell I ' Senei. efl',,, reef' ' mir lille MZ'i'1fil for four days. on with aircraft fsmeem' 0110508 Nav? T 0 . GRQUY S Ana-9 e uve Qmpxpd DY t v ,,a...e- T t oi Uaeatg 0' meekos Stay - Guanib T5 1109 ed a W s W :till emu' grim WF ififelo YW' !? eElT'..e me sew M .. .A-u.4 Navy to send task force to S. America in June By HARRY PADGE'I'T Ledger-Star Staff Writer NORFOLK - The Navy will send a na- val task force, including the carrier Ameri- ca and the nuclear cruiser South Carolina, to South America in early June in a dem- onstration of increased United States inter- est in the area. The task force operation with ships of the Brazilian navy will follow closely a visit to that country by First Lady Rosalynn Carter. While Navy authorities here and in Washington, D. C., declined to confirm the operation at this time, other sources indi- to do more operations in the South Atlan- tic, a vital oil route from the Persian Gulf. As Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, a NATO command, Kidd has been author- ized to draw up plans for operations in the South Atlantic, an area that lies outside the NATO command's responsibility, but which would be iinportant to the alliance in a war at sea with the Soviet Union. The participation of the South Carolina, a nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser, will be a first for South America. The Navy could not say this week when the last U. S. aircraft carrier operated at sea with a South American navy. 1 munruumum 1 mil 1 ilu i QQ gv f EAI' IH ,. .nugxxxxgv ,AHL 'E Y 5 Z , .3 +V, ,f f " ' , K 'ix ff 'Ira l N 'ffA 3,1 4121- 'sp fb ,asm EX V 4. Q , q ,Qx X El I fe, ,A' ,X QAQZQ' g N, 'fx A ,ry QS -. A 1" X 1 X x . X1 .Mixing 'sm -. M.,- i..,, -... 1 .J x 'Q HL ,X if ,Q 'S'--.N I,'4 ,N Q-h.,N:1 -.,,,.... 'LW' ,B Wfv1 'li ffai fun? 'Ab n A wi :wal 1 ypgkii . 'W ' ?S5.HN. A531 ,., ,.,' :ff?'?'?"g' f Lille " N N .I 21 Y V ,, Qi ui ' ,1,,,lmm.N m.1,.xn,g,up-qwgqgmgunuanurlv -,...------- 1 1 1 i f , ...KV ' " Y' fr-1245-x??i'1 'L ' ':2rf:a51 5p:2:ggrgFf.e: gg? - '- ' .a N. s "QU 'N fr N - ' wfrf,'1.G We' Q 1- . , ' Q, 'Qin 91 -, 'fn- .ff 'I ,. ,gi Xxx ' fi' .JL-. .......L...1.... 3 MM. 1 V 1 i Il. ' ' . .f:: A ww' Ai-B V , ,fvf ,L -E:?h2gnu42e'4-'Flys as U'-ww N " 1 'f ' mfs: , A V, we r--. UNDER WA Y: Men and machinery must be fed and cared for, music mahes the hours l a-a-A1-3 1 xl pass, information goes to press, the course is set, and the watch assumed. i.1 Since the Vikings, ships and men have paid homage to Neptune Although a crossing the line ceremony is like a flicker in time, waiting for the day to arrive seems to encompass an eternity. Word leaks out early about some of the bizarre initia- tion rites that have been handed down from mariner to mariner. Right from the beginning, you know where you stand. Either you have crossed the equator, or you haven't, and there's no middle ground. Salty old chiefs and senior officers alike, wince at the thought that perhaps they have lost their "shellback card", their sole defense against having to undergo the ritual as a lowly "pollywog". The shellback population main- tain a smug silence until the "day of reckoning" arrives. Long before the fateful day arrives, pollywogs are forewarned that they should set aside their worst uniforms for the days' ac- tivities and stubborn sailors seek every means, including bribery, to be ex- empt from the ritual. As the day approaches, various clues intensify the suspense. A menu is distributed offering a normal cuisine for the lucky shellbacks and a variety of suspicious-sounding dishes for his counterpart. Shellback meetings appear in the ships' plan-of-the-day. The ships' daily "SPIRIT" contains a promise of equatorial atrocities, although it never specifies exactly what they will be. And then, a frightening silence descends, leaving three or four long days for the pollywogs to imagine the rest. On AMERICA, pollywog un- dergrounds sprout up everywhere, from a diplomatic call-to-action from the master-chief-of-the-command, to the inflammatory graffiti scribbled during a visit to the ships' head. The ships' usually routine newscasts are modified to include pollywog happenings and propaganda for those who tune in to hear an encouraging word. . :Q g mf THE ACTUAL EQUATOR: Latitude 0000: Longitude 390 10' West By the eve of "the day of reckoning", the crew has worked itself into a state of frenzy. Pollywogs begin a very active campaign for justice before their time draws near. Am- bushes are common, eggings frequent, and mock hangings and kidnappings rampant. A civil war is brewing, a modern-day mutiny threatens. Each and every pollywog is sum- moned to appear before the court, with no exceptions. A summons is to be issued to all those whose very presence has incurred the wrath of "His Ma- jesty", Neptunus Rex. Each pollywog labels his t-shirt with the letters "PW", and many sailors go to far greater lengths to charm or offend the enemy shellbacks, or perhaps even claim the superiority of their own species. Some highly-colorful shirts are but in most cases, the designed, language is too salty to repeat. As befits the occasion, the ships' Plan-of- the-day separate calls for early revielle, chowlines, hoisting of the "Jolly Roger" and the frightful words: "Commence Shellback initiation." Continue initiation until the fair ship AMERICA is no longer contaminated by having in her a single pollywog. When it is time for each division to receive initiation, word is passed over the ships' intercom. Lines assem- ble in the ships' hangar bay, awaiting further instruction. In the hands of their captors, submission is the order of the day and turning back out of the question. Shellbacks, often dressed like pirates of old, shout for all pollywogs to kneel and board the elevator. It is not uncommon to see a lieutenant commander side by side with a seaman apprentice newly- arrived from Orlando, both nervously awaiting the same fate. When the elevator is loaded, it rises to a chorus of groans and gasps as a herd of pollywogs gets the first glimpse of their shellback captors. Pollywogs, who have been in- structed to carry their summonses in their teeth, must now shuffle through the line of sadistic faces that greet fCon't on page 145 gf.w,'W5g" . it: .-if '-Q.--e av. ,W A ,h ,hifi-k:gf"" " 39Z 10h West hath initntinn.h until the fair shp nger contaminated single pohynogn e for each dhhhi n, word is pnsai -com. Lines assent ngaf bay, awaiting In the hahfh ff s the one in hack out ohh tission i E , ks, often dw d, shout for at I and bo omm0f1 to mf ard thi nc V der side hh pprentice Dewi lo, both new fate' when rises toachomgii tnefd0fP0Hyff. of their Shen h vho have beenh ,ir summonses '1 f hyoUh at shllffhe tt gan faces tha ' 4-I 5 qrrifjes at gsyllgzjainlf hw Royal Court Za.-mee. Shackled Comhngfife fx? their ngineering, , er Greg of jheglback assisfgigi 529 bridge for m h. er U l CourtssilgE:l2fn:i,1Ziptune.alld 3311133115 on ,agt,'zzz't'Wd0m at Pr R53 A HX f P.-nv Q 4' Y 1 , 6 , M5711-3' KVAK H ,'4...,,l'j1.i.w1wn H mmu I llu 1 1 1 I L Crossing The Line QCon'tb vb After lining up in rows, the pollywogs are escorted by elevator to the flight deck, where they receive their first tastes of wog initiation: a thorough hosing down from above, and a cosmetic application of tobasco sauce and lard. 7 A X, ,-using' .gm 'wa KH bs.. "8 Viublbhlll 1-wlMi ' " ? if W W A J - e o..e . V ff --'lu Y H x - f PW I I , - 4 FS 'ar 9 PWA' ' 'U' 1 v , 6- U 4 H Q f ,we 1 if ,, 4 f ,ff Q1-1-3,3 i' N7 1 Pollywogs enter the realm of King Neptune on their haunches, summonses clenched between their teeth. Shellbacks are now in command. The initiation begins with pollywogs blowing water from aircraft tiedowns before being brought to a speedy trial before King Neptune. A quick trip to the Royal Dentist follows. WW xr. 5 if them on the flight deck. Spared no mercy, the neophytes are soon ushered into smaller herds, where they grovel together to clean the grease from the airplane padeyes. "Goodmorning, Chaplain, it's strange to see you here", says a pollywog to the ship's spiritual advisor, who seems to be praying a little more feverishly than usual that it will all be over quickly. "God loves pollywogs" Crossing the Line lCon'tD Special Cases: "If you're going to be something, why not be something special? " adorns the back of his now soggy t- shirt. When the command is given, the small groups disperse, like bands of rodents at the approach of a predator overhead. Several timid pollywogs try scurrying for safety but are gently prodded back into the herd again. After more greeting lines, each pollywog receives a master shellback, who takes more than a casual liking to his new subject, and prepares to bring him before King Neptune and His Royal Court. Here he is tried on the basis of the summons that hopefully, has survived the ordeal between clenched teeth. The pollywog that pleads guilty to his charges, is next ushered to the Royal Baby, a jolly soul whose belly resembles a well- lubricated Franklin Stove. If his ac- tions meet the Royal Baby's approval, at , W i ld prepares tobft New and ll r he is tried Ol .ons that hopemi Ideal hem: 2 0 . IL The POW? is y V al BHbl'1 Wu? H sembles 3 is U Stove. 3 l P 'T If .-' lf' pd. V f I ,A If hlav 1 Babyls approx: a quick visit to the Royal Dentist is in order, for a painless squirt of pollywog paregoric. More lines and further judgments await the hapless pollywog, who, by this time, is just a little dazed by all he has witnessed. Finally, following the application of several harmless magic potions, he is almost ready to be pronounced a "loyal shellback". First, however, he must be purged with seawater and then aske to identify himself. If he is unsure of his status, he will be sent back through the ceremony again until there is no question that the transformation is complete. Most sailors are pleased with their new status and gladly vow they will remain loyal to the Shellback Order. After it is over, a seaman turns to his buddy and says, "That wasn't so bad . . . the best part is that everybody was like a kid again for a little while." His shipmate doesn't seem entirely convinced. "I don't know," he replies, massaging his ankles. "I haven't duckwalked for that long a time since bootcamp, but I finally found a use for those sneakers they give you". -G. H. J ochum ,- P U' Y ig . Hg' js- Q 1 . 2. s1.f,, .V 1., -. I . , f N- ., AK s - J' ,,1 ? .'fw, , . , vb ,-Q' I 4 I 4 5. 3 A 44- 1 Q! "fi 'L ' "fl ' N., I Mi . 'R H.. lm... W, ' K A, , vl V 3 4 U V ,jk .X I 11.11 -'fu ' , . ,E ' I I ,ggfak '4 f .. L J 7? I Wir. 5 u Q , .av , , ,mm " ' .4 :,?yV?,. Q21 . a Shellback at last , -Q' 'L gi. 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Thr rllies, with lizardsr and push toys mal tin cans, along tt- rugged living hasrl :itudes and they lllrk the North America heir lifestyle vit Ol ? ff Fil sv , Q' I ru' Jill? A Q 1? I N is J. DuBose ,V -6 ps . -..' Q 5 A,-rr, X I After a four-year absence from South American waters, friendly A faces once again greet the North American fleet. -M GfZi'i"s''lf-ia2t"'?rfi'5i1ey4Q"1""9'7 2aP'eea?1f"41f?I+ . . '- at get A t fr r ,.irti..arrrarrasr:uwraisra1r 3 H r 3 A '1 i Salvador "Like the five hundred cruzeiro banknote indicates, Salvador has many faces. " In the city above, a man can be an investor or a restaurant owner and a woman, a newscaster or a bank clerk. The upper city is as progressive as its sister cities in the Northern Hemisphere. Like the five-hundred-cruzeiro bank note indicates, Salvador has many faces. For the individual who ex- pects the people to conform to a physical pattern, Salvador is a frustrating experience. The majority of the people are dark-skinned and seldom do two look alike, but a com- mon tongue unites them. Considering that they are seldom visited by their North American cousin, his presence usually causes a turning of the head, a winking of the eye, a bit of whispering, or an extra effort to say, "Bom dia". Salvador is said to be a city of the arts, and one look at its churches will tell you why. The San Francisco Church, for example, boasts gold figurines on nearly every square inch of its ceiling and walls. Music, too, is very much a part of Salvador's life, and days of the week are used to honor, in song and dance, dieties held precious. Would you expect to walk into a stateside Sears department store and find a salesman playing an organ or guitar? In Salvador's Mercado Modelo, a famous marketplace, it is not uncom- mon to see salesmen playing a one- stringed drum, or beribau, with con- siderable authority. AMERICA had the additional honor of witnessing the most celebrated day on Salvador's calendar, the feast of St. John. A native will tell you that it resembles our Fourth of July, complete with the very legal sale of firecrackers. Woe unto the sailor who samples a wee bit too much batida, a potent native treat, and wanders unsuspec- tingly too close to the snare of a samba drumbeat, for his northern blood will never really run the same again. -G. H. Jochum ., ' ' 4.-src-' -e lesrnen playing a or or beribau, with eng eritv h had the addition tnessing the no on Sa1vador'scelendr John. A native iii ri sernhles our Founh with the very iegrlra he sailor who sample iuch batida, apolff ind wanders uninh- ro the snare of aseni his northern hioodo n the seine HW' ,Q H. Josh? he r -H Y 1 !""'svr- I ,. h , i rf' , 1 if 'u ,I ' 1' 'L wi? iv . 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A walk on its sandy beaches makes one wonder how long it took to lay all the meticulously-placed stones in the perfectly-symmetrical pavements of Copacabana, Leblon and Impanema. Like New York, Rio is sophisticated and fast-paced, yet has not inherited all of the urban headaches of its northem counterpart. Unlike Salvador, most of the city's poor are not visible, living instead on its outlying northern sections, one step removed from the tropical rain forests that make up the interior of Brazil. One must appreciate the vastness of a city which can assimilate five ma- jor Naval ships into its mainstream without incident or losing its pace. One of Rio's less charming aspects was the area just outside fleet landing, but AMERICA and her entourage wisely rented shuttlebuses, taking "liberty hounds" direct to the beaches along Copacabana. If the nighttime belonged to Copacabana, then day's were Im- panema's. Separated from one another by a tunnel and a cove, each has its own distinct personality and attracts its own crowd. In Copacabana, you ex- pect to see curiosities like a woman who wore two giant boa constrictors around her neckg in Impanema, you would be more likely to see a woman wearing a shawl or less. Both beaches are resplendent with the healthy sun- nourished anatomies of men and women, who spend hours playing paddleball by the water's edge. In Im- panema, where the crowds are thinner, it is easy to see how someone's poetic imagination gave birth to the classic song, "The Girl From Impaneman. In fact, the lyrics remain inscribed on the cafe wall, where the tune was written, just five minutes from the beach itself. Here, it is possible to settle back with a bottle of Brahama Chopp and choose your own candidate for the title. On a proper budget, Rio de Janeiro rivals the finest North American cities for entertainment value, and in most cases, 520.00 a day is entirely adequate, for the bus system is the backbone of Rio travel. Two cruzeiros is all you pay anywhere the line. The bus system in Rio fContinued on page 271 I' 13 mann- -f-..wu- 'Q .. ..,, 1 A.,,f K. ' - ,. '5 -M Ag, N.. ix " -v s, : , 'rv 'L 44 'ww me ."Tq . F 1, 'Uv "' lx' . an '-"' V., I f 2,8 ' - ' 1" ' ff 'f , ' Q 1 ,g 'ff ,"f QQ, 33. n 'Yi -- ff, IK 'FHQ1-vv-.4 , gig, .1 'tg . is A 'J 'p , .pn- l " ' . - -. , 4 .news ,.u Rio de Janeiro fContinuedJ . . tropical nights spent under a Southern sky . . . . v"""1 iq, 'Z Q ..,r A .,,,,.A.-,...4 F V 7" V .f A. f'5'V4.x.elV1"' ' A K b Vxky AA . 5-, A, I-I ll' 'Ill . u 'u QQ -'v v , Li , T Q' S u Q 'A ., V' ' 2. ,V 3 ,Q A. V ag- A, -'ff .A 553 52, , - ' W, f., , -fo 4..1"i'A'A,5f:,3' ,qnqahf Q' gnu 'Mr in 4 ,v H -A "' rw- 0 ' Vv- v' ' 'M fu. . A, ' f - "." . V "'.tA:QrAf" 4. 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Soon, a subway system will share the burden of mass transit with the Mercedes bus fleet. Through the use of pantomine, sign language, and crude Portuguese, it is easy to make yourself understood in Rio de Janeiro, as many AMERICAmen learned. The "thumbs up" sign and the word "chow" facilitates understanding, but asking a Brazilian for a date, and never being able to verbalize it, is an experience that knows no English translation. Getting lost on the buses, trying in vain to flag down an empty taxi, and nearly getting run over in the process, are all part of the Rio experience for many an adventuresome soul. On the decidedly positive side, anyone who looked down on the city from Corcovado at twilight will probably have to re-define the word "vista". The city, blinking like all the , 4 V ,"' aw g ,fwsffzg s ., 1. 1 s 1 uii -'I , 'hull' Rio de Janeiro QContinuedJ gems in the mines of Minas Gerais, works an incredible magic on the soul. Trying to restrain yourself from speaking Spanish, refusing to have your shoes shined for the third time in as many minutes, eating a choice filet mignon for 32.00, going to a soccer game and watching in confusion as the Brazilians boo their own team when it starts to lose, discovering later why you should have avoided eating that let- tuce or drinking that water, and dis- covering where the bikini was really in- ventedg these things and more are Rio de Janeiro. Her harbors parted for us like the petals of two lush jungle orchids, her music calmed our souls, her streets v- , ,L 1' A A. hgglfiie ..:' 'fir 5 took us in their dazzling maze, her food begged us to try it, her language challenged our tongues, her people appealed to our senses, her fashions came from Paris and Bahia, and her charisma pulled at the hearts of the city's 5,000 newest admires. -G. H. Jochum H, J. GOYWOIII f alll' fi ,St Q! E visas M as A monument honoring the fallen of World War II C above leftj and a Tiiuica Forest waterfall have captured the imagination of tourists the world over. Guanabara Bay and Rio nightlife beckon the hilltop traveller from Sugarloaf. Three different views of "Christ the Redeemer" reveal a solid sur- vivor amid the rugged terrain. The brightness of Laguna and Copacabana set off the hills by night. The beaches don't stop at Im- panema. New beaches help remove some of the pressure from the world-famous Copacabana, just beyond the aptly-named Twin Brothers mountain. Tile upon tile of carefully-laid stones, set in perfect symmetry, border the entire stretch of beachfront. ,,.,,,..,.,,1..........-.iii-v 1 """" ""-N'-gmghi,-L Nggr YH... .f,f:l,,.,, . Q . , ' ,A ' 1 V . ' . ' 5. ,4.!: ML' " A ' . S 5aLgni9.-'f'-.shit :O ' ' t . The lzghts . 9 of Rw sv gl. -I' ff .5 1 Q 'ix f b QA: A I 1-I Z' . J I-W H Ip a J ' 1 U P . ,L 4 if O 'u ri' Q 1 "Y - Q R J ' " ?5r1i"?'f' - - ,, if Q' o , f'f'9?i!E' Q 9' ,, A . A lf ff? x Ii 1.4 I,-'f :U Z ' , L , short walk ur the c1t c 1v1 smce the Journf mght clubo more ehte of R. was awaxtlngo we sea' e stage W m er I ,, , if - 3 I1- ybeloz : t' 'ty the night spowi ' fit lub, -E7 hereii gin. W' t D ia 'M 1 ' 4 it 'X lug 1 ,if y . 1 41 . lvl Y ,oat ' 1 I I .dn O 1 s Ili 1-.. Chicken, roast beef rice and beer came our way as we watched the dancers and felt the pulsating rhythm of Brazilian music. A memorable night of lights and sights in Rio de Janeiro came to a close in the early hours of the mor- ning as the men returned to the ship fulfilled in mind and body. '-fs ' I f Y K . " - N, ' . . , . , A. - - -. ,vp .,,-.,'-"-- ", ' ,LA . -. 4.Ff sv- X 4 q. ' " A Q ..... ". . . -Rf ' V -. . . - ' M- -V ' '.? , '-. ' 4 ' ' V ,. As ' -.- - , . v , . Q - u 1. J, .- , . . f '1-l5""I"1'-4 f.: 4-3?'6"7."J.Q-t4:"' The Girlie? From Ipanema Tall and tan and young and lovely, The Girl from Ipanema goes walking, and when she passes, each one she passes goes "aah!" When she walks she 's like a samba That swings so cool and sways so gentle That when she passes, each one she passes goes "aah."' Oh, but I watch her so sadly. How can I tell her I love her? Yes, I would give my heart gladly, But each day When she walks to the sea, She looks straight ahead, Not at me. Tall and tan and young and lovely, The Girl from Ipanema goes walking, And when she passes I smile, but she d0esn't see. She just doesn't see. No, she d0esn't see. . . lOriginal lyrics from "Garota de Ipanema J 1 H, pu-Q. "nu ' :aww . 'if'-'N , ve Kun, , ffy3'.'.,L, 15,4 ".., ' ' ni' ,gif-rg' nw: 4 gf! M' .fifll ' 'Y :ffl 'P 4: fi .. .lf f. '.f.,a,Q,g sig, f Cafes and Crafts beamed local color Cafes and people-watching go hand-in-hand in Rio, and there are cafes and restaurants of nearly every descrip- tion scattered throughout the city. It takes courage to eat some of the native dishes, when it is so easy to fall back on that good old American diet of steak and potatoes. When a careful study of the menu reveals nothing but polysyllabic words, it becomes necessary to resort to such tricks as pointing to someone else's plate, or ordering by trial and error. You may wander into a restaurant to find out that they only serve one meal, and that, at a standard price. One restaurant owner claimed that he didn't like Brazilian food . . . "Too much salt is bad for you", he said. He was the proud owner of a Portuguese restaurant that has turned a profit because many North Americans find Brazilian food a trifle spicy. On the other hand, certain restaurants specialize in Brazilian food, dance, and atmosphere, exclusively. An unusual but tasty assortment of chicken, fish, and crabmeat gels, followed by sweetmeats like coconut, custards, and papaya, are enhanced by candlelight, white-gloved service, and waitersfwaitresses singing as they stroll fair XX from table to table. Barbeque houses are very common in Rio, and "churresqueto", or shish kabob, is in everyman's budget. When the sun disappears, piano bars and nightclubs, featuring waiters, courtesans, and entertainers, find favor with the fleet. It is difficult to forget the beauty of a songstress whose lyrics defy your un- derstanding, but whose courage and pride win a permanent place in your meU10l'y- -G. H. Jochurn are very compo: squeto", or sd, nds budget, disappears featuring waited rtainers, dndfawl , pied mf beautyf 1fI'iCS defy y011f Hd hose courage df dent place in YW ochum 'Forget the CTG 20.4 Task Group with a mission The task group assigned to repre- sent the United States and its Navy was designated TG 20.4 and was, at all times, a part of the U.S. Second Fleet. Rear Admiral C. C. SMITH was com- mander of the task group along with his title as Commander, Carrier Group EIGHT. The task group represented a cross-section of the U.S. fleet, with both combat veterans and modern con- struction represented. Air Wing SIX could boast one of the most up-to-date fighter and attack aircraft squadrons in the Navy today. The task group consisted of AMERICA, the nuclear-powered cruiser SOUTH CAROLINA, the guided missile destroyer Claude V. RICKETTS, destroyer DUPONT and the fleet oiler NEOSHO. While it was the entire group that visited Rio de Janeiro, AMERICA, SOUTH CAROLINA and NEOSHO went to Salvador while DUPONT and RICKETTS visited the more northern Brazilian city of Recife. USS DUPONT: 18 Officersg 290 Enlisted Men USS RICKETTS: 25 Officers, 320 Enlisted Men USS NEOSHO v . f, , , V , ,. - 4 . 1, J 3 , A ,. ' 4 fm," fn .--If . ' mmf- f 0. 39152 3 1, V' K ff' ,, E' 1 14 Wm, , ' ,, , , ggywwfk .f V W, , fgmxns , , , " , , ,x.,,fw,' . "' , ' "" 3J4',w,Qf- ,, ' -'Ke , , - V , QTVM ,, ,, A, .1, -' A ' V '3?f,15w'3"' tariff-my W A J , f 55":w 2 N: f , , A 19 V .5 kv , H f up WE MH .M f , ,, ' ' . .., I l Q 5 V 7 .. in W4 -3 ,-.,.f f V'f,1,2'-- . ., . 'W' ' Lzfll -L f' f., WA ' " . 1 ... N 1 . "' . I I .HW A .1 I. - .4 I 4 gr,-'nh -7?,37A w V, , ,mi I ,Z 4+ I . N ,. , ' 1 A We ,M A . . W I 4 A . ' -I f 1 ,A ,- X. fn. 1 ' 'W A " "I ' A - 9- . , ., -M ,. V , Us x S 'gm Fl 4, ', 'Y ,. IIA.-v gzmff f' ry if asm. '- milf: fin., - A 1: iY .fi,wL4g',g": V .I .459 , I Brazil responded to an AMERICA invitation: ' 9: " ome fly with us Who would have dreamed that AMERICA would be selected to repre- sent the United States in making her first South American cruise in more than four years, and playing host to fifty-two Brazilian Air Force and Navy personnel? There were those who dreaded the five-week absence that the cruise proposed, in the wings of a Mediterra- nean deployment just months away. There were those, on the other hand, who realized the very unique nature of this cruise, to operate with an ally whose potential was as awesome and whose land mass was as formidable as Brazil's. Before we knew it, AMERICA had weathered the Bermuda Triangle, in- itiated more than 4,500 pollywogs, and tasted its first South American liberty. On 26 June, it was AMERICA's turn to host the Brazilian naval and air force aviators for a three-day series of refresher exercises. Brazil's aircraft carrier, "MINAS GERAIS", was in the midst of an extensive yard period, and her pilots were eager to be air- bome. On 26 June, each of the twenty- eight pilots from the First Embarked Aviation Group QGrupo de Aviacao Embarcadal, stationed at Santa Cruz Air Force Base, near Rio, made sixteen landings aboard USS AMERICA in S2A and S2E aircraft. The flight deck became a beehive of activity later in the day as Brazilian pilots of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron ONE ll-IS-11 practiced landing aboard their first carrier, flying SHeD and other smaller helicopters. In the days that followed, MINAS GERAIS Medical Officer Lieutenant Commander Marco Montenegro witnessed the work of the AMERICA medical department, citing the ex- cellence of the medical response teams and the hearing conservation program, leaving with a long list of ideas to try with his own Medical Department. Brazilian camermen from Globo News, the largest news agency in the Southern Hemisphere, joined AMERICA to film three 4-minute features for Brazilian television news, capturing the ship at work and at rest. AMERICA was equally interested in learning about the Brazilian Navy. When AMERICA journalists inter- viewed a Brazilian officer on shipboard TV, AMERICAmen may have wished then and there that they belonged to the Brazilian Navy, who have duty perhaps once a month, and seldom stay at sea for periods longer than three weeks. Just to show us what "a small world" it really is, two long-lost friends were re-united during our South American cruise: Lieutenant Com- mander Robert Loy of VS-28 and Cap- tain Alvarro Pequeno, former teacher and student respectively. Although time had not allowed the two men to enjoy their friendship , , . ,.,, ..-,. -- --..A ikefm - 2 fir-Ca ,,,,Xi,-,2g: . - U , uf- 'tx I X 'fir 'E'-31, 'H rmen from Gloif ews agenfl ll ll? sphere, joinec three minute television ull? t work and ll ill 5 equally lnterlsreg he Brazilian Till joumalisti lnlfl fficer on Sl11Pllll n HWY half , l rhey lellllll I Y who hayg dll orith, and TTB nods l0Hge wislei h t na vlllillilnilollllllll li urint Ourtslll Lieulellln Cap Ofvs-Qllll ll J teal Eno, former fzivell' llov-fi dlloll l .ollllhelr ffltlllll' E. Vs-H-H 'up 1- f - Q, , ,IRI . g X 'NL 9 . li,l N I ix 3 2 in the same location, they had settled on a traditional exchange of Christmas cards for the past four years. The more surprised of the two was Major Pequeno, who did not know LCDR Loy was onboard, although daily messages had informed LCDR Loy that his old "amigo" was to join AMERICA. In a goodwill gesture that seemed to sum up the entire cruise, our 1 1 xi C "-V ! 1 , . ' 4. 'ff' YS if u . X ll lg., V Q 'I , eff., i ' 'fifam' . V if-I i ' M 4 , .q tiifs fg i ,sa lly-gg'l5Q-' M, .... - i r 'fi ' X' l Brazilian guests presented Captain Robert Fuller with a collection of semi- precious gems from the world-famous mines of Minas Gerais, from whence the Brazilian carrier received its name. In return, AMERICA presented a plaque to the officers and men of the Brazilian carrier for the courtesies shown during our southern odyssey. There is no question that our long , A Brazilian maintenance crewman getting a lift in his work and a helicopter pilot awaiting a flight typified the ship 's joint operations. The real test of international operations, however, came in transferring instructions gained in briefings fbelowj to safe carrier landings. days of struggling with Portuguese language guides paid off: AMERICA has joined the list of qualified goodwill ambassadors, showing that she can both fortify lasting friendships and renew old acquaintances. Having proven herself capable of overseas diplomacy, she awaits her next challenge eagerly. Are you listening Washington? -D. O. Poirier .E -B, fi bww 'S 5' 45'- ' i ' ' A- .- if fe- f , - - .-ruff' is 1, A , cc ' ' What I d1d during my summer Vacation . . ." A 4 es 4 lgufi MM I fi f u Ji,,Q,,4iz1.Js. Mii lfjf' lv I N Il iff' , I. . VA Av 0 if if XIX mf i tl J Q Safety Departriient artist H Vf v W' ' M. nw - ' YN3 William B. Seibert takes a lvl ii 'I 0 I J 'M V '1 i tongue-in-cheek look at some of i ximuuy A' ' i 1 xii A the activities AMERICAmen tug V ' f participated in during our South 5" Qin. W! 'Ki American cruise. 'lgmqfnllk ,F 'J ' - K1 - imlplffw J r A V f -f 1 MMMH fi 0 'K ' u P X A 3 X X671 Q , ,X ' X F W - ln fll', , i I I .nom . . . was received by a king 1 ' ,, and his Royal Court . . . 3 55 C'-S 7 0 O gp Q9 Q V L? qwW11xvV,Q5rg 'J L65 ' S -fibieil - ':-34 if f" , fl VJV7-. ' N l', n U u xx 6 ' , 5- M N""m7 f - W '5 ' . . . saw some of the more mov- M' ' I ' , ""' ....-- ,,,,, 5 ing sights of the world. . . w f 1 Z V i f " n Qjlun- ,-. 3 'Hwy' ' - .Y ,I e 1 ',- Q". . M ' ll it --'- if . if 2 5 A - 552421 't ' " if 1231 1:-fflpf ii J 40 imp 3 .,,. 4... , ,.,- -. -4.- ,. ... -.--,- llqq I ,W , ., E. 712'- f' 77 ' ist akes a ome of men South ,f ,lg IW, 1-. gb- "NCQ , - A ,..., rw.,- .A-- Mis .' M mn : 2 S v . I 5, 217' l f' 5? 0 0 ,'.' o "A 0 ,71 ' - laik. -' I Irv. . s VT . LJ . or ll - rg, ll Nl' arman- .di3""'lEE'V lgb fvgaizziziel' . . . returned each night refreshed in body and soul . . . o ' 0 ', 0 I il: I 0 .:,?tA:L?-gl 0 n 4 xv K 1 f' ft A xv 0 - 'X 9 0 lax? ' 'Y V4 , Qx E n . ' 1 'QD A , t 'fl' I ,H V .4???NX Q' ,, '14 X .Au mfg.. I' .. 5 Q95 ,wg - K ull 0 I i'-:M 4 O I I ' fj RX 7L,gA fl ' l 46-JN I X! X. , rv, e 1 - gl 'ug igiuy llnE.,,"iil -'- 1-Q T- ff 1, Yi, ffmmgirf C3m'L ' . . . celebrated the 4th of July in a unique way . . . v f I 4.. f W" HUT 00ffSV-.- ,fywafff t' W my fir, 1 if 59 N 0 I r fl P fe f f f f 5 -f' -5 1 gl r:'rl'llll:-the r lvl lllfzrJ'll't'i l A 9 1 W - illil 1' f ofjw L 7, ,e e 1 , 4fiii',jfm,i'lf'IslwlliHJ-Il,,,llI"1,llF1ll llglfvd It ' bf ff fif tl,"l,'glghil mlwfflffl ltilf'!1l! iw 'ffvntm mm.-' fwyr,tl.97"lJUfllf'W tg l - a+ lwmm lt wIjf l1Wluwwwwmr1mjHf,'fln1+f . . yl P W' ww f y fnllll-.wwlll fefrn u 'rl ,. f 4 . . . trzed new and exotzc foods. . . ! ' r ffl gil - 1' if o Liv! E tiene-ffe Ei ' r' ff Ll 9 :g ig li aa lf ,!',l7?0, , 5g3u,,f E -2 y t ee e I :ff -c ',.V y y Q U R X X X A . X u 3217?-'i' f X Qazf -' . . . spent romantic nights under a tropical sky . . . 41 Another year of freedom deserves another celebration More than one thousand Americans and Brazilians visited AMERICA for the Fourth of July celebration held, while the ship lay at anchor in Guanabara Bay, Rio De Janeiro. The crowds arrived by ferry star- ting at 0930, giving most of the guests a first hand look at one of the largest air- craft carriers in the modern world. Patriotic birthday services, held on the flight deck, featured a selection of music and speeches combining to make a meaningful, moving expression on the nation's 201st anniversary. Captain Robert B. Fuller welcomed the guests onboard and par- ticipated in the cake cutting ceremony along with Rear Admiral C. C. Smith, Commander, Carrier Group EIGHT. The large numbers then gathered around elevator 4 to witness AMERICA's own Marine Corps Detachment perform faultless ex- ecutions of drilling and marching, a silent drill lasting nearly ten minutes. A 21-gun salute fired by the Brazilian Navy in recognition of the United States, was a most poignant way to complete the first year of the third century of independence and peace. From noon till 1300, guests were in- vited to join AMERICAmen in their traditional Fourth of July picnic on Hangar Bay Two. Entertainment was provided throughout the festivities by AMERICA crew members and the CTG 20.4 band. For the crewmembers in a foreign port, it was nice to see a face from home, and for the Americans who visited CV-66 it was just nice to know that someone from the States was there to mutually celebrate a day of remembrance. -D. O. Poirier .-,.i ,guests were in- CAmei in their July picnic on tertain c' the festivities by mbers and the bers in a foreign see a face from Americans wit just nice to iintt the States wit eiebrate a dat' if I 0, Poirier ,ww Qs 1..'g'g'3",. 5 .A '14 ' '1iw'7nii'g'fs'i.'nA 3, fffff v 3 "3 ' .z .- , lug., .uf , --l LQ' 'W' f -sv 155' Arriving by ferryboat, more than 1,000 South Americans share in AMERICA's holiday festivities, capped by the music of the Atlantic Fleet Showband and AMERICA's own precision Marine drill team. The festivities included the traditional cake-cutting ceremony and a 21 -gun answer to a Brazilian salute to the United States. Smoke billows on the hangar bay below, as hot dogs and steaks sizzle on the grill. - "535j'fe'Lf9- :' Q in-:?,fd.,'ff7'?lW J ' KW' lf? inf- ' , N, ,ff i-ini.,-it ,:.ff,,,'f1gssa9l??r,sc f i. 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M44 ,mg W' 1, ' ' x Ti ' 2 AW Qi 3 Stars, stones and salutes: ighlights and oddities of the South American trip Natural phenomenon add to intrigue and wonder of So. America Besides the different people and unusual terrain of South America, two natural phenomenon, the Coriolis effect and the appearance of a different set of constellations in the night sky, added to the intrigue found by AMERICAmen who had not previously ventured below the equator. The Coriolis effect is a natural deflecting force acting on a body in motion due to the earth's rotation. The effect is most easily observed by watching water swirl down a drain. Where water would empty a sink in a clockwise motion in the Northern hemisphere, it swirls in a counterclockwise direction when south of the equator. The effect's only real significance is on weather and currents. The sky was illuminated at night by stars and constellations which those from North America were unac- customed. Here, Scorpio spread its full length across the night sky and Crux, or the Southern Cross, a symbol of those countries of the Southern Hemisphere, was visible every night. if -gf. if 'X- Crux, or' the Southern Cross if ' Filet' ' 1 W i??"', ' ' 1D Pendants for dependents As everyone knows, Brazil is a world center for gemstones, and because of Rio's proximity to the mines of Minas Gerais, jewels are at a premium there. Emeralds, topazes, amethysts, and polished agate are available in everything merica p l ruthern if 0r0" 1 Brazilians, Americans Cl 9,0 Rally round the flag A large formation of AMERICA's sailors were joined by the stalwart Marine honor guard for a ceremonial flag-raising along with the Brazilian Navy in one of Rio's main squares. There, a statue honored one of Brazil's Naval heroes. Mr. Johnson, American charge d'affaires, assisted Rear Admiral C. C. Smith in the honors. Cruisebook staff This mini cruisebook was produced as a Joint effort of the AMERICA Public Affairs Office and Photo Lab The staff included Cfrom lefti LTJG David RILEY editor JOSN Dean POIRIER writer JOSN Glenn JOCHUM writer and co editor PH2 Harold GERWEIN, photographer and PH3 Jeff DUBOSE, photographer. Invaluable support was provided by LT' Ed SCHEINER and PHC THERRIEN of the Photo Lab for financial and organizational advice. Aerial photos on the cover and inside pages would have been impossible without the assistance of HS 15 Photos were taken on either 35mm or 120 color negative film prints were made by PH3 DUBOSE and PH2 OWENS The book is printed in four-color offset on enamel paper with an 80-lb chromekote cover by Walsworth Publishing Company of Marceline, Missouri. , . -.e ..1, A H L r,ia 2 pages would Lance of HS- or 120 color I3 DUBOSE in four-color chromekooe oznpaoy of fr 5 1 i

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