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nSailors, Shellbacks and Sugarloafu is a photographic
document about a very memorable period in the life of every
AMERICAInan . .
The five-week South American cruise was remarkable not
only in the number of roles and missions with which AMERICA
was tasked, but also in the unmistakably professional perfor-
mance of every single man embarked.
Your role as an ambassador was not an easy task but its
impact was gratifying. 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
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!
ROBERT B . FULLER
Captain, U.S. Navy
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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
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
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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-
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-
This leaves only the aged Franklin D. Roosevelt,
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
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.
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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?"
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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
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
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
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-
Leaving Rio on 5 July, AMERICA
remained with Brazilian naval units
until beginning her return transit to
Norfolk on the ninth.
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Task Group - one of the largest U.S. Naval missions to
O Brazil in many years - will arrive in Guanabara Bay
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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
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.
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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
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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
language is too salty to repeat. As
befits the occasion, the ships' Plan-of-
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
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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.
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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
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
"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"
Special Cases: "If you're
going to be something,
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adorns the back of his now soggy t-
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-
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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
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."
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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".
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"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
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-
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
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.
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Imagine New York City and all its
boroughs compressed into a 48 square-
mile radius, its population pruned ac-
cordingly, Greenwich Village
transplanted with sandy beaches, and
the foothills of the Catskill Mountains
relocated among its skyscrapers. Now
you can begin to approximate the sur-
real architect's dream that is Rio de
Janeiro. A city that has made its
geography work for itself, its popula-
tion remains sympathetic to its
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
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
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
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infinite sense: you board in the back
and exit in the front, paying as you go
through the turnstile located
amidships. 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
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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
Her harbors parted for us like the
petals of two lush jungle orchids, her
music calmed our souls, her streets
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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.
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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
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
Tile upon tile of carefully-laid
stones, set in perfect symmetry,
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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-
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The Girl from Ipanema goes walking,
and when she passes,
each one she passes
When she walks she 's like a samba
That swings so cool and sways so gentle
That when she passes,
each one she passes
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,
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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
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
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
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
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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
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.
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Brazil responded to an AMERICA invitation:
" 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
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
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
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
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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
In a goodwill gesture that seemed
to sum up the entire cruise, our
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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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.
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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
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.
Crux, or' the Southern Cross
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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
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.
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
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or 120 color
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