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Oo vnvwog yjaojHxj YI9 VuV ianvs JdA'D VJWH vising; t tK« VA™ X3MT4AX. Wfo-nvSf J wnyl t 3 H - v?S XOVlg ANVWV3»9 OUTr£[ thfo-ttJSJA 'VZS KYSVYVY' NVT J HOWVYj AVosi V AY tdNVUX i dNV-uJMS 3TOMIO OU. Ant?- C-Table of Con ten ts Part I: Staff ...........4 Part II: Ship Air wing Overview.............17 Part III: Work ups RefTra..................33 North Star 91 ..........38 England ................62 Rescue Ship ............76 Part IV: Home Port POM Period Russians...............78 Ammo on-load.........84 CVW-1 C of C...........80 Thanksgiving ........85 f Captain Kent W. Ewing Commanding Officer Captain Kent W. Ewing is a native of Dayton. Ohio. A 1961 graduate of Georgia Military Academy, he attended the University of California at I ox Angeles, graduating in 1965. He holds a Master's Degree in management from the University of Southern California and is also a graduate of the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. Captain Ewing was designated a naval aviator in 1966 and lepoitcd lor duty with Training Squadron THREE as a basic flight instructor. After a tour of duty at Naval Air Station Alameda. California. Ire was assigned to A-4F training at Attack Squadron 125 in Lemoorc. California. In August 1969, he reported to Attack Squadron 164. He made two combat deployments aboard USS HANCOCK (CVA 19) and flew more than 200 missions in Southeast Asia. From 1971 to 1973. he was assigned as Laser Systems and Threat Missile Project Officer at the Pacific Missile Test Center, Point Mugu. California, where he was recognized as the Navy League Junior Officer of the Year. Following completion of lest Pilot School in May 1974. he served with Flight Test and Strike Aircraft Directorate at Naval Air Test Pilot Center Patuxent River. Maryland. Among his projects were the YF-34G, TA- 4F and YA-7E. He test flew the TAV-8A Harrier carrier certification and INSF.RV trials, making the first night shipboard launch and recovery aboard USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CV 42) in June 1976. In October 1976. he joined Attack Squadron 86. deploying aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). In July 1979. he reported as Executive Officer and later assumed command of Attack Squadron 66 aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). His squadron completed the historic nine-month Indian Ocean deployment during the Iranian hostage crisis, on line for 156 days. In May 1982. he reported to the staff of L'.S. Sixth Fleet in Gaeta, Italy, as Strike Warfare Officer and temporary assignments as Special Assistant to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe in Naples. He then commanded Carrier Air Wing 17 aboard USS SARATOGA (CV 60) from March 1984 to August 1985, followed by assignment as Tactical Air Analyst in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy. He commanded USS SYLVANIA (AFS 2) from October 1987 until May 1989. Prior to assuming command of USS AMERICA (CV 66) in February 1991. he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Readiness on the staff of Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Captain Ewing’s awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, 15 Air Medals, four Navy Commendation Medals, the Joint Serv ice Commendation Medal and numerous unit and foreign campaign awards. He has flown more than 6,000 flight hours (luring his career, with more than 1,150 carrier landings. Captain Ewing is married to the former Ann Graves of Colton, California. They have two children, Alexis and Taylor.Captain James A. Bolcar Executive Officer 9 January 1991 - 27 March 1992 Captain James Andrew Bolcar was born on 2 January 1949 and raised in Vander-grift. Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June 1971 and began commissioned service on USS WORDEN (DLC 18) as First Division Officer in July 1971. Captain Bolcar began flight training in March 1972. and was designated a Naval Aviator in October 1973. After completing his initial aviation assignment as a flight instructor in Training Squadron TWENTY-ONE in June 1975, Captain Bolcar joined Fleet Composite Squadron SEVEN in July 1975. He began A-6 transition training with Attack Squadron FORTY-TWO in September 1976. and repotled to Attack Squadron EIGHTY-FIVE for bis first fleet tour of duty in April 1977. In December 1979. he reported to Attack Squadron FORTY-TWO for duty as an instructor pilot. Returning to Attack Squadron EIGHTY-FIVE in April 1982. he served as Safety Officer and Operations Officer until October 1984. when he joined the staff of Commander Medium Attack Wing ONE as Readiness Officer. Captain Bolcar was selected for post-command assignments with Commander. SECOND Fleet where he served as Air and Stiike Operations Officer from October 1989 until July 1990. He was selected for assignment as an aircraft carrier executive officer in the spring of 1990 and reported to CSS AMERICA (CV 66) in November 1990. He is now assigned to Supreme Headquarters. Allied Powers. Europe. Captain Bolcar's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Navv Commendation Medals and the Navy Achievement Medal. Captain Bolcar is married to the former Sandra Elizabeth Dike. Thev reside in Virginia Beach with their daughters Christine and Kathleen.AOCM(AW) David Borne Command Master Chief Master Chief David Borne was bom March 24. 1952 in New Orleans. Louisiana. He graduated from Hahnville High School in Hahnville. Louisiana, in 1970, and enlisted in the Navy in [anuarv 1971. completing recruit training at Recruit Training Center. Orlando, Florida. His first assignment came in 1971 aboard USS SARATOGA (CV 60), where he worked in the Guided Missile Division of Weapons Department, deploying to the Mediterranean and Vietnam. In 1971 he reported to Training Squadron FOUR (VT 4) at Naval Air Station. Pensacola. Florida. In 1976, he was assigned to Fleet Composite Squadron TEN (VC 10) at Naval Air Station. Guantanamo Bav. Cuba, where he served as quality assurance petty officer and later as Weapons Department leading petty officer. It was during this assignment that he was selected as VC 10 and Commander. Tactical Support Wing ONE Sailor of the Year. After attending P-3 FRAMP school in Jacksonville. Florida, Master Chief Borne reported to Patrol Squadron TWENTY THREE (VP 23) in Brunswick. Maine, where he served as leading petty officer of the ordnance shop. It was during this assignment that he was promoted to chief petty officer. In 1981. he attended the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach. Florida, prior to his assignment to the staff of Commander Patrol Wings Atlantic in Brunswick. Maine, as Equal Opportuni-t Programs Specialist. In 1984. he reported for duty aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) as Weapons Department leading chief petty officer. Selected to attend the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academv in Newport. Rhode Island, in 1987, Master Chief Borne later reported to Naval Air Station Oceana, where he served as Weapons Department leading chief petty officer and later as Command Master Chief. In 1990. he was assigned as Command Master Chief for Attack Squadron THIRTY FIVE (VA 35) homeported at NAS Oceana, where he deployed aboard USS SARATOGA (CV 60) during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He reported aboard USS AMERICA (CV 66) in July 1991 as Command Master Chief. Master Chief Borne is authorized to wear the Naw Commendation Medal (two awards), the Naw Achievement Medal (two awards). Navy Unit Commendation (two awards). Meritorious Unit Commendation (two awards). Battle "E" Ribbon. Good Conduct Medal (five awards). National Defense Service Medal (two awards). Southwest Asia Service Medal (with three bron c stars), the Vietnam Service Medal, and various deployment and campaign ribbons. He is married to the former Tommie Yevette Winborne of Portsmouth, Virginia. They have two sons, Brian and Brandon.AMERICA’s Mission The traditional mission of the United States Nav is to control the seas. Without this control. American forces abroad could suffer from lack of support, and industry at home could decline or halt for lack of the raw materials that must be delivered via the sea routes of the world. The coining of the nuclear age has not changed this basic concept. In fact, it has broadened it to include control of the air over the seas. Only the aircraft carrier can provide the mobility and versatility needed to ensure that this control is maintained. AMERICA is a completely equipped naval air station. But instead of being a fixed point on the map that can be targeted by ballistic missiles, AMERICA can range the oceans of the world, changing her position by hundreds of miles in a single day. AMERICA and her sister carriers of the fleet allow the United States to quickly assemble great concentrations of firepower wherever it may be needed to ensure global stability. This was accomplished very effectively during Operation Desert Storm. And unlike bases overseas, carriers are not dependent on the political temperament of foreign governments for their existence. Versatile and mobile, AMERICA can be used alternately or simultaneously against submarines, surface ships, aircraft or shore facilities. She can also support amphibious land and air operations. In “brush fire" conflicts, AMERICA can move quickly to apply the required amount of offensive firepower to stabilize the situation. In the event of total war, she represents a hard-to-find base from which retaliatory strikes can be launched against enemy targets. Finally, the recognized offensive and defensive capabilities of AMERICA provide a powerful deterrent to conflict and a force for peace around the world. ▲AMERICA’S Airwing Carrier Air wing One The F-I4A Tomcat is a two-seat, twin-engine all-weather aircraft capable of flying twice the speed of sound. Its mission is to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft in order to establish and maintain local air superiority. The Tomcat can carry long-range Phoenix missiles in addition to Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles. and can engage multiple targets simultaneously. Fighter squadrons VF-33 and VF-102, based at NAS Oceana. Virginia, fly the F-14 from AMERICA. F-14A Tomcat Length - 62' Height-16' Span -64.1' Speed - Mach 2+EA-6B Prowler S-3B Viking The S-3B Viking is the first completely computerized, carrier-based, anti-submarine jet aircraft. It has the all-weather capability to search for, localize and destroy enemy submarines. It is designed to carry an array of ordnance, including homing torpedoes, mines, depth charges, rockets and missiles. Equipped with the latest ASW sensors, it is capable of searching large areas of ocean and detecting modern nuclear submarines. The Viking is flown from AMERICA by Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Squadron VS-32, based at NAS Cecil Field, Florida. The EA-6B Prowler is a four-seat, all-weather aircraft with the primary mission of providing electronic warfare support to the fleet by detecting and jamming enemy radar signals. Modern anti-air defense systems, whether they use missiles, gunfire or fighter interceptors, rely heavily on radar for tracking and guidance. By denying the enemy the use of his radars, the Prowler can effectively screen friendly strike aircraft and neutralize enemy weapon systems. Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron VAQ-137, based at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, flies the EA-6B from AMERICA. Length - 59' Height -16.2' Span - 53' Speed -516 Kts Length - 49.5' Height -15.6' Span - 69' Speed - 400 KtsCarrier Flight Operations Like a well-choreographed ballet, aircraft operations on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier require precision and coordination between the performers. More than 200 men respond to the call to flight quarters and move to the skillfully orchestrated ballet of man and machine. In what appears to be total chaos to an observer, the men, who arc identified by their various colored jerseys, perform their jobs professionally, rapidly and safely. Airplanes move at the direction of the yellow shirts, and weapons arc loaded by the red-shirted ordnancemen. Green shirts maintain the catapults and arresting gear, blue shirts chock and chain the aircraft. and the purple-shirted “grapes" provide J P-5 fuel to the aircraft. Safety checks on aircraft prior to launch are done by the white shirts. In order to land on the pitching flight deck of an aircraft carrier, the pilot must bring his aircraft in at an exact predetermined speed, altitude and angle. One of four arresting cables on the flight deck brings the plane to a stop from 150 mph within a distance of about 350 feet. A catapult launch from one of AMERICA’S four catapults sends a 22-ton aircraft 260 feet from zero to 180 mph in two seconds. The tempo of operations can be exhausting, with a launch as often as every minute, and a recovery as often as every 45 seconds. Day and night, underway in all weather conditions, the men of AMERICA and CVW-1 respond to the challenge of the world's most dangerous job.Replenishment at Sea Replenishment at sea (RAS) refers to the transfer of fuel, munitions, supplies and personnel front one vessel to another while underway. During World War II. replenishment at via was developed to a fine art of seamanship which todav is taken as a matter of course. RAS can lie accomplished in two ways. Underway Replenishment (UNREP) takes place with both the replenishment ship and the ship being replenished steaming side by side on parallel courses at a predetermined speed. During UNREP, die distance between AMERICA and the supply ship may be as little as 100 feet. Once in position, AMERICA fires shot lines to the replenishment ship. These lines arc used to haul across the heavA’ span wires. Once these arc properly attached, the process of passing cargo begins. In the case of refueling, fuel hoses ride across the span wires to couple with receivers on AMERICA. It is not uncommon fot AMERICA to receive hundreds of tons of cargo, more than a million gallons of fuel, or both during a single UNREP. Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) permits .AMERICA to remain on sution in combat formation, eliminating the need to temporarily immobilize itself by going alongside another ship. As a supply ship steams m company with AMERICA, helicopters transfer supplies from helicopter platforms on the replenishment ship to AMERICA'S flight deck. Both UNREP and VERTREP require a tremendous amount of coordination and skill from all concerned. It is a total team effort that allows AMERICA to resupply safely and efficiently while underway anywhere in the world.V AMERICA Facts I lorse power....................................................... 200,000+ Speed ....................................................................30+ nols Length............................................................ 1048 Feet Extreme Breadth of Flight Deck........................................... 252 Feet Depth at Centerline........................................................98 Feet Area of Flight Deck................................................4.57 Acres Displacement at Load Draft.......................................80,000 Ions Number of Crew (including Air Wing) ................................... 5,300 a Meals served aboard daily..............................................18,000 Number of Anchors...........................................................2 Weight of each Anchor ...............................................30 Tons Weight of each Anchor Chain Link ................................391 Pounds Number of Propellers (Five-Blade) ..........................................4 Height of Propeller ..................................................22 Feet Weight of each Propeller......................................69,300 Pounds Number of Deck Elevators....................................................4 Area of each Elevator.....................................3,880 Square Feet Number of Catapults.........................................................4 Daily Capacity of Distilling Plants .........................280,000 Gallons Highest Point of Ship.............................................. 195 peetwliat fell like days, until we proved our expertise during The final Battle Problem. ETC simulated a missile hit striking the ship just aft of the port beam. The explosion created fires on the second deck, the hangar bay. and even oil the 03 level. A second missile struck iin forward on the port side, causing fear and alarm throughout the forward part of the ship. But we beat the best f 1 ( had to throw at us — we saved the ship. Repair Locker IB. when all the smoke had cleared, had the highest scores and won the award for being the best locker in the ship. In the meantime, on lop of all the drills, we had five actual major fuel oil leaks to combat, a major seam leak, and countless class "charlie" fires. Our rallying cry was. "Drills all day, actuals all night." Bill the ship tame together, and once again AMERICA proved she could fight any casualty, real or imposed, and that she was reach to handle any task she was called upon to do during her deployment to the Mediterranean.sK2g i building the tactical surface and air picture, hunting foreign aircraft and launching simulated weapons. Electronic and anti-submarine warfare -.kills were also tested. While our pilots flew missions in support of carrier defense, they also sharpened their high speed skills gunning and bombing weapon ranges. The operators in the anti-submarine warfare module were kept busy by countering the sub-surface threat with even- asset available to them. The radiomen were challenger! with a communications exercise that involved an extremely high volume of message traffic and frequency changes. Deck personnel rigged numerous underway replenishments. Navigators plotted courses through unique and restricted operating areas, and the intelligence analysts worked around-the-clock monitoring scopes and screens to provide the early warnings to alert the Ait boss when to launch planes into action. The list of work centers that tackled increased commitments during the exercise ran from bow to stern. On 15 September. AMERICA entered the coastal confines of northern Norway and operated in some of the long, narrow, mountain-ringed waterways known as the VestQord region of the country (a good place for ships to hide and avoid satellite detection). As the Captain said. "If we can operate successfully here in the Arctic Circle where the environment challenges both men and equipment - we can operate anywhere." And operate in this region of the world we must. The Soviet fleet must exit the waters of northern Norway and, not surprisingly. the Pentagon warns that they arc redistributing Conner Soviet Air Force assets and creating nine new Soviet Naval Aviation tactical air regiments in the region in order to avoid being "bottled up" in their own back yard. "Across the spectrum of naval warfare." said Rear Admiral Lewis. Commander Carrier Group Two. “the AMERICA Baltic Group performed absolutely superbly and exceeded my highest expectations. I'm very, very proud of their performance."AMERICA and IKE 25 August 91Realm of the Arctic Circle “Know all men by these presents: and to all walrus, huskies, foxes, wolves, polar bears, whales, martens, reindeer, caribou and all other living denizens of the frozen northern wastes, know ye. that the crew of the good ship USS AMERICA (CV 66) with my royal consent passed the gateway to the top of the world by crossing the Arctic Circle. Be it further understood: that they entered the land of icicles, blizzards, williwaws and myriad snowflakes on 14 September 1991 at 009 Degrees 33.7' E longitude. That I. Boreas Rex, Ruler of the North Wind and sovereign of all the frozen reaches it touches, do hereby declare each hot blooded Neophyte to my royal domain to be a true and trusted ice and brine encrusted BLUEXOSE. “Be it known: That by virtue of the power invested in me I do hereby command all my subjects to show due honor and respect to them wherever they may be. Disobey this order under penalty of my royal displeasure." ■MB - Boreas RexAway the Sighting Team, away! i During North Star91. Stn-iet intelligence-gathering aircraft and surface vessels were fn-quem 'wto to AMERICA s area of operations. TU-95 BEAR I) aircraft (above ton nght) were liuercepted and escorted bv CYW-1 F-14A TOMCATS ( i (bottotn right) came close , AMERICA on several occasion Shipboard Phm rapheCs ..............»»«—utPortsmouth, England Portsmouth. England, proved to be a very exciting and enjoyable port visit for all of the crew. Special Services, combined with the Welfare and Recreation staff, provided entertainment and relaxation by means of tours and sporting events. One of the tours was an overnight trip to London in which the crew was able to sample English history and hospitality. It included a guided tour of many landmarks such as the Tower of London. Big Ben. Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The evening was spent in deluxe accommodations and free time enough to enjoy the nightlife. A one-day tour of London was also offered, and included many of the same sights as the overnighters. A trip to Stonehenge, was also enjoyed by many. It included a relaxing bus ride through the beautiful countryside to Bath. England. There, crewmembers enjoyed a self-guided excursion through the streets for shopping and a look at the Roman hot springs which gave Bath its name. Many shipmates ventured out to Canterbury where the classic "Canterbury Tales" were derived. They were guided through the historic city with a stop at Canterbury's Cathedral. Sporting events were numerous in Portsmouth. AMERICA’S basketball team played the Solent Stars, a British semi-professional team, and the ship's soccer team kept busy with a game against the Royal Navy’s best. During a scheduled sports day softball, football. soccer, volleyball and rugby contests were played. AMERICA also responded to a sailing challenge regatta. The Reed Cup. with four two-man teams. This event is a tradition between the British and United States navies. The Royal Navy Chiefs' Association played host to AMERICA’S CPO community with an evening of events every night at their CPO club. Activities ranged from a disco to horse racing to a country-western night. The Royal Navy CPO’s also assisted in providing a location and refreshments for the newly selected AMERICA CPO's “wetting down." British hospitality was certainly a highlight of the port visit - it never ran out. 02 i item} ($lde mbm 64—AMERICA to the Rescue On 28 August while conducting flight operations off the coast of the L'.S. prior to steaming to the North Atlantic to head up the battle group for 'North Star '91," AMERICA received a call from a Coast Guard C-130 to assist in the rescue of three people adrift in a raft 150 miles off the coast of North Carolina. The three, two men and a six-month pregnant woman, had been drifting for 10 daw after their 38-foot sailboat was sunk by the remnants of I lurricane Bob. As it turned out the three had run out of fresh water and food and were drinking limited amounts of salt water three days prior to their rescue. Within an hour of the Coast Guard’s call an SH-3H Sea King helicopter from HS-11 was hovering over the raft. "I knew as soon as I saw a U.S. Navy helicopter, we'd be alright," said the captain of the sailboat. The crew had battled the weather for more than a day when they decided to abandon their craft. Minutes later it sank. The days spent drifting were arduous. “The seas capsized our raft 10-15 times," the captain said, "I lost count." AW3 Steve Doemer of HS-11 was the rescue swimmer that day. “I saw six to eight sharks less than 10 feet from the raft,” he recalled. “But I couldn't think about them. I had to stay focused on my job." The MS-11 crew was able to hoist the captain into the helicopter, but the other two were t K weak to hold on, and one fell in the water after the attempt. Doemer went into action, jumping in the shark-infested water to attach the line and gel him and the woman hoisted to safety. The three received medical attention aboard AMERICA and were pronounced "... in good shape, despite being severely dehydrated," by our senior medical officer, (APT Jerry Rogers. Thanks to the reactive work by the ship's journalists and photographers, the rescue mission received national media attention and provided the Navy with a great story to tell. Deja vu struck again at the end of Ocio-ber when two Coast Guard helicopters landed on AMERICA with nine sailors who had lost their sailboat in a storm associated with Hurricane Grace 100 miles off the Virginia coast. They were treated by AMERICA'S medical team and given hot showers, hot coffee and drv clothes before being flown ashore by the Coast Guard. The Skipper summed up the ship and air- wing's humanitarian efforts when he said. "We are delighted to. again, be instrumental in saving lives. We're always aware that wc share the seas with thousands of others lMd we're proud to do what we can to help our fellow mariners." 3-The Russians are coming, On Friday, 8 November 1991, AMERICA was visited by several high-ranking naval officers of the Soviet Union. Admiral Vladimir Chernavin, commander-in-chief of the Soviet Navy, accompanied by other senior officers were on board for breakfast and a tour of the ship hosted In Admiral P. I). Miller, CINCLANTFLT, and AMERICAN skipper, Captain Kent Ewing. Following breakfast in the flag mess, the official party toured the navigation bridge, primary flight control and the flight deck. After posing for a photograph in front of the island with ADM Miller and CAPT Ewing, the most senior Soviets were presented with .AMERICA ballcaps and VIP booklets. At each location on their tour, the Soviets were greeted by AMERICA crewmen who provided the visitors with an explanation of operations and procedures in each area.CVW-1 Change of Command CAPT Paul D. Cash relieved CAPT Michael L. Bowman as Commander, Carrier Air Wing ONE (CVW-1) in a pier-side ceremony on board AMERICA in Norfolk, November 13. CAPT Bowman commanded CVW-1 since September 1990. He led the wing in the Gulf War as it logged 3,008 combat sorties on both sides of the conflict in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. CAPT Bowman detached CVW-1 to become Director, Aviation Officer Distribution in Washington, D.C. CAPT Cash reported from duty as Deputy Director, Program Resource Appraisal Division (OP-81). Previously he served as Deputy CAG of Carrier Air Wing THIRTEEN.JAmmo On Load lit iDeparture: MED 1-92 2 December 1991Battle Force Sixth Fleet USS AMERICA (CV-66) USS NORMANDY (CG-60) USS MONTEREY (CG-61) USS SCOTT (DDG-995) USS JOHN HANCOCK (DD-981) USSTHORN (DD-988) USS BOONE (FFG-28) USS SIMPSON (FFG-56) USSSUNFISH (SSN-649) USS GROTON (SSN-694) USS SIERRA (AD-18) USS SAVANNAH (AOR-4) Not shown: USS SURIBACHI (AE-21) Palma de Mallorca9Pope John Paul presided over the service inside that magnificent Renaissance-era cathedral. Christmas Day was a bit disappointing. The winds pic ked up, and the liberty boats were secured for the crew's safety. But the timely receipt of the “Hello Daddy" video from home helped to lift evetyone's spirits. That evening Big Bucks Bingo, which had become a popular pastime at sea. provided welcomed entertainment and something to do. Mam line tours were offered by Special Services. flips to Rome and the Vatican, Sorrento, and Pompeii were well attended by the crew. I’hey offered all hands the chance to experience the ancient history as well as the modern culture and cuisine of Italy. It typical AMERICA fashion, the chaplain's office sponsored a community relations project to rehabilitate a homeless shelter in downtown Naples run In the Sisters of Theresa Charities. 1 sing materials supplied by the ship. 77 civic-minded sailors painted and plastered for two days. The grateful nuns provided fine home cooked meals. The project was a great way for the crew to leave their mark in Naples and represent AMERICA at its In st. 106r DoD Variety ShowThe Grandeur that was Rome—KV-I I • ,nthe shadow of rUI I 1 UtM I • Mount VesuviusT Visitors from Spain: On Junuurv 6. two Spanish Armada Harriers landed on ilu- flight deck of die USS AMERICA. The AV-8A Matadors visit marked the first time that a Spanish Harrier had landed on an American aircraft carrier. All Spanish pilots are required to undergo their flight training at NAS Pensacola and NAS Meridian prior to training for at-sea operations on the training carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT-16). Regarding the Spanish pilots. CART Paul Cash. Commander. carrier Air Wing One. said, "these three pilots have been super to work with. They arc very professional people." During their two-day stay, the pilots flew their Harriers in training sorties with CYW-1 F-14$ and F A-IRs. They also got the chance to fly aboard an A-6 Intruder and an F-14 Tomcat. allowing them to experience catapult launc hes, formation flight and carrier arrestment with CYW-1 pilots. One of the Spanish pilots. I.CDRJosc Palomino, said. “We think it is impressive to see how the greatest navy in the world operates." ) Surrounded on three sides l scenic mountains and alle s. Souda |l.i is one ol the largest and most secure harlMirs in the Mediterranean. From II • I-I January, the harbor provided a dramali selling lor the ship's anchorage and liberty boat rides to the town of Souda. The island ol Crete, with a population ol about half a million inhabitants. is part ol the country of Greece. It is the largest ol the Greek islands. 3235 square miles in size. From fleet landing at Souda. a short bus tide look the crew to the city of Mania, an important city of ancient Minoan history. Roman. Venetian and Turkish influences are still evident in the culture and architecture ol the « it . AMERICA sailors spent their time exploring the shop-lined streets in search ol bargains or relaxing at the many outdoor cafes near the harbor. One ol the special services tours took the crew to the ruins of Knossos. the ancient capital of the Minoan civilization. Knossos. the palace ol King Minos, is not simply ruins, but a complex of rooms and passages, myths and legends of the Minoan and Dorian cultures, dating back as far as 2500 B.C. The trip included a visit to the museum in lleraklion. which contains original pieces from Knossos and other Minoan cities. Other tours included a trip to the Omelos Plateau and Gingilos Mountain, said to be the birthplace of Zeus; and an evening of traditional Cretan dining, music and folk dancing.p A Night on the TownMARDET Fast Rope■ tmharrwrrrfi mmmmv■ m - "— On the Flight DeckGeneral Quarters! General Quarters! All hands man your battle stations! GONG ... GONG ... CONG. The General Quarter alarm ring . Throughout the hip. men interrupt their normal workday to don gas inask , life pre-terser and battle gear. Adrenalin flow as reparr party personnel bolt to their assigned general quarters station . The IMG barks out. "General Quarters. General Quarters. All hands man wur battle station . Up and forward on the starboard side, down and aft on the port side.' Traffic patters deselop as personnel move to repair lockers. A personnel arrive at their lockers, the on-scene leader calls the rolls and one setters report. "Zebra is set." Firefighters don fire fighting ensembles and ox gen breathing apparatuses. Investigators patrol their designated areas for any fires or flooding. Other members of the team stand by their damage control equipment ready for any emergency that might occur. Repair locker officers muster all hands and relay reports that zebra has been set in under 12 minutes. All unnecessary traffic throughout the ship come to a halt. As the 1MC is keyed, all hands listen for further word from the bridge on the casualty at hand. This time, its just a drill, but the Damage Control Training Teams (Dl.Tlj have placed simulated casualties for the locker personnel to handle as if they were real. An investigating team returns and reports an "Alpha" fire in compartment 1-97-2-Q. Fire fighting team consisting of on-scene leader, nozzlemcn and hose handlers are dispatched to the scene. Locker leaders report the location and the of fire to Damage Control Central (DCC). Boundary men are sent out to set primary and secondary boundaries to keep the fire from spreading. Their job is to keep bulkheads, surrounding overheads and decks cool, and remove all flammable materials form hot areas. At the scene of the fire, the on-scene leader sends a messenger back to the repair locker for an electrician. Once power to the area has been secured, the team is ready to enter the space. The access man is called for. He tests the door with the back of his hand for heat and reports die condition. Upon entering the space and finding the location of the fire. Hose Team Number One attacks the scorching flames. Meanwhile. Number Two Hose Team keeps a light fog of water on Number One Hose Team to prevent injury to shipmates. When the fire is out, messages are sent back to the repair locker to be forwarded to DC. When the burning material has been oserhauled and a reflash watch set. word is passed. 'Secure from fire in compartment 1-97-2-Q. Restow all gear." With the drill complete, locker leaders and DCTT members evaluate the day's training with the repair parts- teams. When "Set Materialo Condition Yoke" is passed on the 1MC, zone setters are dispatched to open zebra fittings and return die ship to normal. When this is complete and they hasc reported to the on-scene leader, DCC is notified by a phone talker. When all repair officers have reported that yoke is set. DCC secures from General Quarter and the ship's routine continues. DCTT members gather for a meeting, give the Damage Control Officer results of the drill and plan for the next GQ. All members of the crew prepare for the next general quarters and pray die training dicy have received today will never be used in a real situation. “This is a drill, This is a drill!!”When AMERICA anchored in ihe Saronic Gulf off ihe coast of Athens, she was the first carrier in more than five years to visit that historic city. It was a short, inexpensive train ride from fleet landing in the port city of Piraeus to downtown Athens. The crew eagerly took advantage of the chance to experience the historical heritage of ancient Greece. From the world-famous Acropolis to the ancient sites of Delphi. Corinth and Mycenae, the crew was able to enjoy both the ancient and modern day culture of the Greeks. The capital of Greece since 1834. Athens is home to around four million people, about a third of the population of Greece. It is a modern concrete city that covers about 150 square miles of the surrounding plain from the sea to the encircling mountains. During AMERICA'S 21-26 January visit, the crew took part in special services tours around Athens and the Greek countryside. Many spent their time shopping in the markets of Monastiraki. in the shadow of the Acropolis. There were also plenty of great dining opportunities and an abundance of night life. AMERICA'S visit to Greece was a milestone in several ways. It gave the crew a chance to relax and discover a unique and important part of Western cultural heritage. And in the words of the honorable Michael Sotirhos. U. S. ambassador to Greece, it was a "historic and wonderful sign of the friendship that our two countries share." An AMERICA wedding While anchored in one of the world’s most ancient and picturesque harbors, the USS AMERICA was the location of a very special ceremony. On Saturday, 25 January, off the coast of Athens, LT Michael Kirkpatrick of VS-32 and Amy Simpson of Atlanta exchanged their wedding vows on AMERICA’S bridge. LT Gerald Bailey, AMERICA’S Protestant chaplain, performed the ceremony. The two met as members of an Atlanta jogging club, and Amy would go to a local night club to watch Michael perform as a drummer in a local band. He was later commissioned an Ensign after completing ROTC at Georgia Tech; and, although the Navy took him far from Atlanta, he and Amy kept their love aflame. Michael proposed just prior to AMERICA’S departure for the Mediterranean deployment. The couple’s idea of a shipboard wedding in Athens was beset by numerous bureaucratic complications; but love conquers all, and the ceremony took place as planned. In Greece, the couple honeymooned in Corinth, Hydra, Aegina and Athens.AMERICA hosts Sunset Parade On 21 |.iimarv. AMERICA was visited bv nunc than 200 international dignitaries and S5 journalists for a special evening of entertainment and friendship. Hosted by RAI)M Kat . CAPT Ewing anti GAG Cash, the reception featured aircraft displays ami plenty l refreshments, aiul was highlighted In a Marine Corps drill team parade demonstration in the hangar bay. The guests included the Cnited States ambassadoi to Greece, the Honorable Michael Siiirhos; local Greek military and |x liti-cal officials: and members of several foreign militaries, including the Russian air force. The sunset parade was an abridged version of the formal ceremony that the I S. Marines perform in Washington once a week during the summer months. It featured the 15-member Marine Detachment assigned to AMERICA, commanded In Captain Donald M Ih.maiv and showcased the talents of the detachment's Io nian silent drill team. The performance was well received by the guests, who were very much impressed bv the 'kill and professionalism of the marines. According to Captain Thanars. his men worked very hard at their drill and appreciated the opportunity to express their pride in the Coips. After the parade, the visitors were also treated to tours ol the hangar bay and flight deck. The evening was a great success, and GAP I Ewing, on behalf of the entire crew, thanked the mayor of the port city of Piraeus lor the warmth and hospitality his city extended during AMERICA’S stav. 160K P A M O I Rising 512 feet above the Attic plain, the Acropolis is the heart of the city of Athens. The upper plateau is 984 feet in length and 492 feet wide. With fresh water springs and caves at its foot, precipitous on three sides and accessible only from the west, the Acropolis provided the ancient Athenians with a citadel capable of defending itself. Excavations have confirmed that the Acropolis and the slopes around it were inhabited since Neolithic times (2800 B.C.). The first great palaces were built circa 1900 • 1580 B.C. The entire city and the structures on the Acropolis were almost completely destroyed by Persian invaders in the summer of 480 B.C. But after the Greek victories at Salamis and Plataea. the Athenians began to rebuild. The general and statesman Pericles employed the best artists and craftsmen of the time to create the architectural marvels we see in ruins today. Construction of the Parthenon began in 447 B.C. and was completed in 488 B.C. when the temple was first used as a place of worship. The Erechtheion was completed about 20 years later. On the southern slope of the Acropolis are the ruins of two M A ancient theaters. In the theater of V Dionysus, rebuilt in the fourth cen- ™ ■ tury B.C. to hold 17.000 spectators. the plays of the greatest ancient dramatists were first performed. The temple of Herodes Athens was built about 160 A.D. during the Roman period. Today, the most serious danger threatening the monuments of the Acropolis is not Persian invaders but modern pollution. The corrosive action of atmospheric sulphur and other pollutants h3s caused cracking and splitting of the marble. Efforts are being taken to ensure that these important monuments of antiquity are preserved for the enjoyment of future generations. BY X A ¥ I170Antalya, TurkeyI‘ - mCapernaum and the Galilee And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day Jesus entered into the synagogue, and taught. - Mark 1:21 -aA Child in the Holy Land Mount of the Beatitudes And the disciples came unto Jesus, saying, Who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, set her in the midst of them, and said. Verily I say unto you, unless you are converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whosoever shall receive one such little child like this in my name receiveth me. - Matthew 18:1-5210Welcome to the Red Sea E= In Chop: Persian Gulf On M.irclt 12. 1992, ihc USS AMERICA transited tlu- Strait if Hormuz and entered the Reman Gulf. A little more than a year earlier, midway through peration Desert Storm. AMERICA had departed the Red Sea and joined three other carrier operating in the Gulf. Airwing One aircraft llew a total of 3008 Millie in support of both the ail and ground phase of the wai On March I. 1991. four days after the cease fire. AMERICA departed the t.ulf. Slie had earned her place in history as the only earner to light the war from both sides ol the Arabian peninsula. Her performance had been second to none. And v the hero ship was back in the waters of the war. On 13 March, while at am hoi oil the coast of Bahrain. AMERICA was sisited by RADM R. A. K. las lor. Commander I'. S. Nasal Forces Central Command. RADM l asloi welcomed AMERICA to the Gull ami spoke to the crew concerning theii important role in the current Gulf situation. On 1“ March, the ciew enjoyed refreshments anil recreation during a steel Ih-.uIi picnic, again at am hoi oil Bahrain, latei that month. AMERICA hosted numerous distinguished visitors, including Congressman John P. Muriha. D-P.-V. and VADM Anthony less. Commander I'. S. Naval Air Forces Atlantic. On 29 March, the crew was treated to a hangar Ims I SO nick concert featuring Christian Scarborough. In preparation for u|Mommg lilH-rtv calls in the United Arab Emirates, a summer whites inspcction award ceremony was conducted 30 March. Dunng Desert Storm. AMERICA had sailed into harm's wav and done her job as mils an aircraft carrier can. She had proven her ability to fight and win a war in one of the most remote corners of the world. As an instrument of American foreign policy, her return to the Gulf sent a clear signal to li.iq and Iran. Once again. AMERICA was on station in the Gulf. 214On Station in the GulfX3NIJM Qoa OPHDubai United Arab Emirateswmmm■ 1 Holy Week Services 11-20 April 92A Day at the Camel Races On SafariKhorfakkan, Gulf of OmanDeparture from the Gulf5TA). : »n. t wit v V CA!T Don Sharer CDR Neil Burlingame CDR David Farley CDR James Fitzslmonds CDR William MeWethy LCDR Peter Grause I .CDR Dennis Gulsewhtte LCDR Richard Haynes LCDR Alan Johnson LCDR William 1 higher LCDR Rutledge Lumpkin LCDR Angus McColl LCDR James McKee LCDR William Schmidlln LCDR James Winthrop LT Curt Chesnutt I.T David Nelson LT Christopher Olson LT Peter White  YNI Bert Bradley PNI Thomas Florcsea GMG1(S V) Mark Hagglth YN1 David Jagersky RM1 Christopher Jones BM2(SW A V) Timothy Parent OS 1 (SW) Alan Williams RM2 Jerald Austin MS2 James Clark OS2 Mark Dwyer YN2 Garry Harris OS2 Glenn Holmes MS2 Craig Jossart RM2 Christopher Lcplcy ■ CW02 James Hackctt PNCS Rogelio Tamayo PN1 Andrew Rizzo PN2 David Baker PN2(SW) Dante Bradford PW2 Andrew Marfongclla PN2 James McAllastcr PN2 Jonathan Poff PN3 Jeff Burt PN3 Rogelio Cacho PN3 Charles Dow PN3 Michael Levy22 PCC Louis Abraham PC2 Stephen Davis PC3 Richard Brown PC3 Johnny Hayes PCSA Kenneth Lowery' SA Andrew Hollandsworth PCSA Keith Pattenaude SR Jerry Banks I ”LTJG Richard Green YNCIAW SW) Warren Mitts YN2 Thomas West YN3 Leo Foley YNSN Chris Dykstra YNSN Brian Freeman YNSN Curtis Jordan YNSN KennethTownsend AR James SandersonjVAZC Robert Hines ADC Michael Streicher AZC Ruben Watson AK1 Ernest Burkes PR 1(AW) Lawrence Charles ATI (AW) Steven Codling AD 1 George Coleman AT HAW) William Cothran AZ1 Carl Davis AZ1 Robert Dlcvart AS 1 (AW) James Grcger ■LT Chuck Beach AMCS Vincent Vaneekclcn AMHC Jesse Lynch AD I Larry Christiansen AMS(AW) Charles Elliott AMS 1 Daniel Estep AMS 1 (AW) Steven French AE1 David Girouard AMS1 Gary Hardnett ADI Rickey Howard AD 1 (AW) John Laziness ADI Dale Petzoid AMS1 Kris Schwab ADI James Toscano PR1 Richard Williamson 282AD3 Ramon Encamacion AD3 Larry Hubbard AMS3 David Murray AD3 Kamlcsh Patel PR3 Richard Runyan AMI 13 Paul Vargas AM S3 Benjamin Whlscnand ADAN Jarrod Brown AMSAN Daniel Conn ADAN Zfmmlc Day AMMAN Joe Douglas ADAN Ryan Gaines AMSAN Brian Gilbert AN Alcjo Herrera ADAN Ron Mix 286 LT Graham Guilcr ATCS Raymond Krause ATCS(AW) James Todd ATC Donald Crafl ATC Donnie Nichols ATC William Reese ATC Gregory Trace AEC Doyle Uncel ATC Grant Wallace MR Tim Eaton ATI Robert Banner ATI Jeffrey Blonigan ATI Beverly Cole ATI Randy Coleman ATI Vincent Dively ATI James Farris ATI (AWT Joe Garcia ATI John Gcllctt AE1 Leonard Golay AE1 Pete House ATI Jon Jayroc ATI James Jennerman ATI Rauel Lively ATI Mark Lussier ATI Ronald Malone288 AT2 Eric Chandler AE2 Savas Chavez AT2 Jackie Cooper AT2 David Cordial AT2 Christopher Crider AT2(A V) John Dalton AT2 Allen Eldridgc AT2 Michael Farrah AT2 Michael Floyd AT2 Reginald Green AT2 Don Harder AT2 Brian Harding AE2 Harvey Henson AT2 Michael Herring AT2 Dennis Hildreth AT2 Tony Hollobaugh AT2 Robert Hubbell AT2 John Idoni AT2 Bryan Jackson AT2 Kenneth Jefferson AT2 Carl Johnson AT2 Donald Johnson AT2 Steven Kandolha AT2 Aaron Kcphart AT2 John Kriseiunas I Y 'S f AT3 Daniel Gray AT3 Lee Groat AT3 Thomas Herring AT3 Frank Hervey AT3 John Horton AE3 Richard Inman AT3 Donald Marshall AT3 Christopher Martin AT3 Thomas McLcwdon AT3 Mark Menne AT3 Christopher Broussard AT3 Robert Brownie AT3 Steven Caldwell AT3 Christopher Dahlka 1 AT3 Jody Esfcllcr AT3 Paul Evans AT3 Michael Flewclling AT3 Joseph Ford AT3 John Fraser AT3 Gregory Graham K» ■ AT3 Randcll Thomas AT3 Can.- Thompson AE3 William Welch AE3 David Wenning AE3 JelTery Whcclock ATAN David Adkins ATAN James Baca ATAN Erik Bakkc ATAN Thomas Barbisch ATAN Bryan Becker AEN Paul Bouldin ATAN Myron Boyd ATAN James Britton AEAN Allen Brown AEAN Anthony Brown AEAN Trevor Carr AEAN Clemente Castillo ATAN Jose Daskva AEAN iiichard Dejohn AEAN Joseph GrayATAN Eraclio Sanchez ATAN Rodney Schmitt ATAN Cary Scott ATAN Spencer Shropshire ATAN Charles Smith ATAN Juvemla Smith AEAN Kenneth Smith ATAN Scott Traylor AEAN Travis Traynham ATAN Terrence Treat ATAN Russell Welssman AN Steve Wehtcrlngton ATAN William Woo l ATAA Brian Bram ATAA Matthew Brenelscn AEAA Ken Br id ATAA Scan Cueny ATAA John Eckley ATAA Lloyd Frank AEAA Michael Ix' ris ATAA James Parker AEAN Christopher Witham 294mm AS2 Lloyd Parsons AS2 Donald Seniors AS2 Willard Smith AS2 Jorge Clfucntcs AS2 I-any Delong AS2 John Geoghegan AK2 Michael Lee AS2 Isaganl Lyman AS2 Daniel Mattair AS2 Gene MillerA03 Prank Rock A S3 Joaquim Rosa AS3 Stephen Solka A03 Allan Tondreau AS3 Trlnl Watts ASAN Quyen Dang ASAN Jonathan DcLuna ASAN Dunston George AN John Harrill ASAN Janies 11 arris ASAN Robert Lindsey ASAN Garry Robinson ASAN Glenn Rodgers ASAN Phillip Taraddcl ASAN Jorge Valdez ASAN St. Michael Wilkinson ASAA Thcodise Alexander ASAA Christopher Davis ASAA Troy Gomes AOAA Kevin Kennedy ASAA Edward McKinley ASAA Andre Phillips ASAA Jeromy SossamanV-X DIVISION: The "Dirty Dozen" of the Air Department are a team of professionals who assist the Air Boss and Mini Boss in the Control Tower with ever)' phase of launch and recovery of airwing aircraft. They may work "behind the scenes" but their demanding tasks are essential to the safety of all aircraft onboard AMERICA . Whether "spotting" aircraft to ensure proper configuration, maintaining accurate status boards anti logs oi assisting the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) in recovering aircraft, they can lie counted on to do it right every time with remarkable attention to detail. During our recent deployment, the men of V-X were responsible for the safe launch and recovery of over 7.000 aircraft for the AMERIC.A CVW-1 team. The Air Boss and Mini Boss demand only the best! Every evolution depends on V-X division to lie at the top of their game, and they have proven equal to every challenge on this action packed, high pressure deployment. V-l Division: Working in what has been called "the most dangerous job environment in the world." the men of the flight deck proudly display a special talent and skill that all who view cannot help but admire. Day and night, during fast-paced, high tempo flight operations, these fearless sailors arc the hinge pin around which successful aircraft launch and recovery operations revolve. In a beautifully synchronized effort, they coordinate the movement of over 50 aircraft in all directions, "feeding" AMERICA s four catapults and pulling aircraft clear of the arresting gear once they've been "trapped." Identified by the color of their clothing, the "Yellow Shirts" arc the aircraft directors who are the supervisors of all movement on 4.57 acres of flight deck surface. The "Blue-Shirts' arc iracioi drivers and aircraft handlers responsible for safely lowing, securing or preparing aircraft for movement. The "Red Shirts" are the flight deck special fire fighting unit who are also responsible for rescuing crew mem-bets in the event of a crash. Combined under the leadership of the flight deck officers and chiefs, this thoroughly trained team, possessing an inherent ability to improvise, is often the deciding factor between smooth operation and mission threatening delays. With imminent danger lurking at every turn, these "Roof Rats" unite in a special brotherhood to watch over all hands on deck, to protect their shipmates against the occasional physical or mental error that could spell disaster. Forever at the mercy of Mother Nature, from the pitching. rolling decks and perilous seas of the North Atlantic where the freezing winds often exceed 50 mph. to the hot. humid waters of the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf, where unseen danger from unfriendly countries is a constant threat, these incomparable professionals called Aviation Boatswain's Mates keep their mind focused on the task at hand. They are a highly dedicated team, standing jioised and ready to help USS AMERICA fulfill her mission. V-2 Division: The "Primary" Mission" division of an aircraft carrier: V-2 l cars the responsibility for the safe launch and recovers' of all mission aircraft. With a green beacon primary passes the word - "stand clear of the catwalks and shot lines, launching aircraft" - then the men of V-2 take over. At the push of a button. the "Cat Crews" accelerate 70.000-pound F-14's to over 140 miles pei hour. Under the roaring intakes of engines, topside petty officers ensure the safety of aircraft hookups, while below deck console operators verify that the aircraft will receive its minimum living speed, plus that little bit of gravy called excess. During recovery operations, the "Gear Dogs" tailor four arresting gear engines to the weight of each aircraft and set the ready deck. Each A G engine is capable of absorbing the up to 50-million foot-pounds of kinetic energy generated as a lailhook snatches the wire ofr the deck. After each plane slams to halt in just 320 feet, topside and below deck crews rapidly prepare for the next, providing a ready deck in less than 35 seconds. The Gear Dogs also maintain the cver-rcady barricade for that one time a pilot may need just a little more help. "Plat Lcns" maintains the pilot's primary landing reference, affectionately called “The Ball" and constantly records all events across the flight deck for safety and debriefing. After a grueling day on the flight deck, these same men then perform maintenance all night long, guaranteeing availability of four catapults and four wires for the next day’s operation. V-2’s guarantee: "Four cats, four wires, barricade and Plat lx ns: ALL UP." V-3 Division: Three stories and nearly 73.000 square feet make up the Main Deck which is the Hangar Deck of the USS AMERICA. Working the hangar bay requires a special individual whose mind is sharp and skills are strong. The handling and spotting of multi-million dollar aircraft is a duly taken very seriously by G9 of the hardest working men of the AMERICA . It's quite a trick moving airci.dt in and out of the tight spaces on the hangar deck, but the sixCDR Gary Evans LT Vincent Natalc ABCM Stephen Miller ABFC Richard Bailey YN1 Gary Lee ABEl Larry Wainscott YN2 Donald Brown ABH2 Gary Jones ABH3 Charles Woodrum AN Joseph Gamer AN Cole Klnstrcy AN Todd Kloga AN Kent Scarbrough AN Darren Thain YNSN Randal Vetter AA Timothy Baggett 302304 ABH1 Michael Church ABH1 (AW) Charles Collins ABH1 Louis Dcfcndlni ABH 1 Sidney Foggie ABH2 Randall Gale ABH2 Sherman Harris ABH2 I-cwis Hastings ABH2 Lynn Lawrence ABH2 Charles Pate ABH2 Robert Stack ABH3 Derrick Art man ABH3 John Barlow ABH3 William Bryce ABH3 James Buck ABH3 Todd Dale:um AN Kenneth Ford AN Derrick Fountain AN Aaron Centner ABHAN Dcwaync Gibson AN Anthony Gilbert ABHAN Rodger Gingco AN Johnny Henry AN Steven Highbaugh. Jr. AN John Howard AN Scott Immcl AN Rodney Johnson AN Roger Jones AN Kenneth Lowe AN Samuel Mayberry AN Eric McCray AN Jimmy Mitchell AN Larry Moore AN Sean Morris AN Windsor Narcd  AA Jeffrey Pearson AA E. Pomeroy AA John Porterfield AA Carlos Quintanilla ABHAA Lindsay Simon AA Fric Staples AA Rafael Valtlcrra AA David Wilson AA Erie Withers AR Billy Collins AR Mitchell Gonzales AR Don Johnson AR Chris Jones AR Shelton Like AR Kenneth Main AR John Miller AR Steven Palmer AR Kevin Peterson AR Ralph Plckinpaugh AR John Pratl 308310 ABE2 Jorge Cardona ABE2 Andrew Chlnloy ABE2 Rafael Corral ABE2 Will Davis ABE2 Glynn Doyle ABE2 Matthew French IC2 David Gamer ABE2 Karl Haler ABE2 William Hall ABE2 David Hunter ABE2 Samuel Jenkins ABE2 Ronald Locke ABE2 Thomas Locke IC2 John Marcum ABE2 Steven Mercer ABE2 Kent Montford ABE2 Kenneth Noel ABE2 Sesky Paul ABE2 Byron Payne SI 2 ABE3 Roderick Aquino 1C3 Michael Beasley ABE3 Scott Bogart ABE3 Willie Brown ABE3 Troy Clync ABE3 David DcWcesc ABE3 Jeffrey Doolittle ABE3 Paul Edmeadc ABE3 Jerome IC3 Todd Gerbers ABE3 Michael Gordon ABE3 Tod Hamilton ABE3 Tony Henderson IC3 Gerald Hcssclman ABE3 William Hill ABE3 Byron Howard ABE3 Michael Hudson ABE3 D'Angelo Inman ABE3 Brian Katanick IC3 David Kcllenberger ABE3 Brian Kuipers ABE3 Hoshca Lester ABE3 Mark Lyons ABE3 Reginald Mack ABE3 Kevin MatthewsAN Hubert Chambers AN Ruben Cortez AN Dick Cowan ABEAN Lamont Dcvanc A BRAN Steven Dobyns AN Oswald Farrell ABRAN Stewart Fisher AN Tim Fisher AN John Frandsen AN Gilbert Garza AN Gerald Gurulc ABRAN Garry Haas AN Parnell Harvin 31-1AN Phalla Song AN Bryant Soonler AN Shawn Townsend AN I .any Vincent ICFN Todd Welse ABEAN George Whisenant FN Ron Wright AN Frank Zanazaro AA Matthew Allcnbrand ABEAA Juan Andrade AA Bryan Andrews AA Dowovan Ashley AA James Babcock ABEAA Devin Baker AA Tim Benton AA Jason Berry AA I.uls Castillo A Mario Chamorro AA Brian Clawson ABEAA Steve Cuny 316AA Bradley Schultz 1CFA Kevin St Dwell AA Alberto Villa AA Christopher Wllch AA David Williams AA Nicholas Young AA Jonathan Zdanis AR Angel Amicay AR Michael Collins AR Francisco Gines. Ill AR Arturo Gonzalez AR Maurice Knox AR Jorge Meza ABEAR Richard Morris AR Timothy Ryan AR Bobby Seiler AR Daniel Smelscr ABEAR Robert Todd ABEAR Edwin Villacorte I 3 isABH3 Shane Carter ABH3 George Gallagher ABH3 Tai Knapp ABH3 Gary Krumm ABH3 Barton Lackey ABH3 Jon Larson ABH3 Arthur Prince ABH3 Jimmy Standi ABII3 John Sultzbaeh ABH3 Edward Thcodoro 1 cmAN Waller Tootle AA Lance Bryant AA Jesus Caro AA Josh Collins AA Richard Ford AA Patrick Harris AA Dwight Miller AA Robert Norwood AA Harold Rowald AA Gary Shaw AA Gordon True AA Scan Wilkie AR Bryan Darling AR Charles Dickerson AR Kenneth Keller AR David McPherson AR Miguel Patino AR Joe Prosser AR Garrett VanHulzen AABF2 Kevin New ABF2 Blane Padilla ABF2 Harold Ryenolds ABF2 Perry Salalz ABF2 Jeff Stockton ABF2 Ronald Weber ABF3 Vincent Aragon ABF3 Sylvester Campbell ABF3 Geremy Gohlstin ABF3 Robert Hansen. Jr. ABF3 Cletc Lloyd ABF3 Arturo Lujan ABF3 Daniel Mack ABF3 Luis Montalvo ABF3 Marcus Ortiz ABF3 Jeffrey Poll ABF3 Mark Smith AN Nathaniel Adams AN James Bccksirom AN Steven BryantAN Adam Talbot AN Theon Teal ABFAN Roland Villarreal AN Kevin Washington ABFAN Michael Wood AN Jason Yancy AA Kevin Blatnlk AA Douglas Carbee AA Jimmie Croy AA Terrell Ervin AA James FileCCla ABFAA Christopher Heinack AA Ralph Hollingsworth AA Don Javncr AA I3retl Johnson 32 iev' LTJG James Robertson LTJG Duncan Watson CW03 Dale Thompson RMCM(SW) Robert Anderson. Ill RMCS John Transue RMC(SW) David Hobbs RMC Rlck ’ Mdver RMC(SW) Charles Perry RM1 Stephen Armstrong RM1 Franklin Beech RM 1 Leonard Conway RM 1 Bradford Parsons RM 1 Esteban Rosado RMl(SW) Michael Taulbcc RM2 William Drewer RM2 Joseph Erskinc RM2 Robert Holden RM2 Robert UCascio RM2 Darryl l.ambright RM2 Steven Morales RM2 Sam Rilenour RM2 Victor Roberson RM3 Eric Brown RM3 Darrell Darling S30332 RMSN Timothy Moody RMSN Joshua Redden RMSN Matthew Slas RMSN David Stroud RMSN Michael Wagner RMSN Marcel Washington RMSN David Whitaker RMSN Richy Wlsslngcr RMSN Franklin Young RMS A John Carlson RMSA Danny Crcekbaum RMS A Clint Dspain RMSA Jeffrey Jemigan RMSA Todd Ludwig RMSA Lim1 Lyon RMSA Donald Smith RMSA Stanford Sylvia RMSA Robert Ward RMSA Travis Westcott RMSR Micahcl Genna Deck This deployment was challenging for AMERICA’s Boatswain’s Mates and deck seamen. Both underway and inpori, the deck department was gainfully employed with never a dull moment. Underway the deck crew stood lookout watches, drove the ship and handled the ship’s general announcing system. They also conducted over fifty mishap free alongside replenishment evolutions. In addition, they also spray painted ship’s spaces, issued cleaning supplies, conducted routine maintenance and found a few hours of sleep when they could. The men of Deck did spectacular work while safely anchoring and handling lines to moor the ship in various liberty ports. Once inpori the men stood 24 hour shifts every other day to run the ship’s small boats, ensuring their shipmates enjoyed maximum liberty. When the sea states permitted, everybody in deck chipped in to clean and paint the sides - always an enjoyable day of box lunches, sun and fun. Deck Department does it all, and did it all on this cruise. They were taken to task and proved they could meet even' challenge.LTJG Jeff Starccheskl 0WO4 Robert Haskell BMCS(SW) Danny Hensley BM1 Robert Abels BM1 Anthony Antonclly BM 1 George Jarvis BM2 Cesar Gcllc BM2 Scott Kitficld BM3 Dennis Amundson BM3 Kerry Asberry BM3 Raymond Coats 336BMC Damon Sanders BM1 Joseph Schmidt BM2 Kenneth Charles BM2 Gary Lloyd BM2(SW) Sam Powers BM3 John Arrindell BM3 Morris Dawford BM3 Gerald Gray BM3 Byron Hamilton BM3 Chad Hordl BM3 Raymond Sanders BMSN Jody Aistrop SN Lane Canada SN Keith Clarkson SN Christopher CobmsLTJG Todd Owlctt BM1 Gary Hampton BM1 William Hooper BM1 Russell Roedcr BM2 James Barnes BM2 Michael Howard BM2 Kelvin Moore 340Dental The Denial Department is responsible for providing high quality dental care to ships company, embarked staff and airwing squadrons, representing approximately 5.000 patients. Additionally. Dental provides support to ships in company, the battle-group, and ships requiring dental services who may be in the same operating area. Consisting of five dental officers and twelve dental technicians, services range from routine examinations and teeth cleaning to some of the more complex head, neck and oral surgery procedures. A fully equipped prosthetic laboratory provides additional services in the fabrication, processing and delivery of porcelain and precious metal crowns, partial and full dentures and a variety of other prosthetic appliances. As an additional responsibility, during contingency operations such as general quarters or mass casualties, dental personnel integrate with and augment the medical department in providing first aid treatment and evacuation of personnel. Dental responsibilities are many and roles diverse. With each deployment, we have accomplished a difficult and demanding task, under sometimes arduous conditions, with pride and professionalism. The Dental Department in AMERICA has a reputation that spans the surface and air communities in the Atlantic and Pacific. It is a reputation that has been well earned and reserved by an elite group of professionals. CDR Joseph A. Gloria Dental OfficerEngineering CDR Dwight D. Dew Chief Engineer 11 Jan 92 - Present CDR John T. Manvel Chief Engineer 24 May 89 - 11 Jan 92 :vtr» The Engineering Department is the heart and blood of AMERICA . From the anchor windlass in the bow to the after-steering machinery rooms in the stern, and from the fire pumps and massive boilers deep below the waterline to the steam driven whistles high above the flight deck. Engineering is responsible for the ship’s smooth operation. Without the men of Engineering, there would be no steam to power the catapults and engines of AMERICA. The Engineering Log Room, Engineering Administrative, or EX Division, is one of the smallest divisions in Engineering. It is made up of all Principal Assistants. Quality Assurance Officer, Engineering Department Leading Chief Petty Officer, Departmental Career Counselor, Department 3M Coordinator and administrative personnel. It is responsible for administrative and clerical functions within the department. Auxiliaries Division, or A Division. is responsible for the maintenance of the ship’s hydraulics, air- craft elevators, galley equipment, emergency diesel generators, and air-conditioning and refrigeration units. Electrical Division, or E Division, is responsible for every aspect of the ship's electrical supply and distribution. This includes ship's lighting systems, flight deck lighting, implementing the ship's electrical safety program, repair and maintenance of ship's ventilation systems and electrical motors, maintenance of the ship's service turbine generators and main electrical switchboards. and installation, maintenance and repair of the ship’s internal communications and alarm systems. The Fire Department is responsi-ble for the initial rapid response to fire on board AMERICA . The men of this division are experts in the dangerous job of combatting fires at sea. They are also responsible for the maintenance of all fire stations, firefighting equipment, and ballistic doors and hatches on board AMERICA Main Propulsion Division, or NIP. is responsible for operating and maintaining the eight massive main propulsion boilers. These boilers drive the ship's giant propellers, generating the 200,000-plus horsepower needed to move the ship through the water. In addition. MP provides the low-pressure steam needed to heat water for bathing, cooking lood. and washing laundry. MP also runs the ship's distilling plants capable of making 380.000ENS Rodney Brown CW02 Melvin Seales MMCS Joseph Duncan ENC Juanilo Besas MMC(SW) Alan Fuller MMC Kevin Sheerin EN1 Eddy Edquist MM1 Douglas Friedman MM1 Kenneth Hudson MM1(SW) Edward Kelly MMl(SW) Daniel Kennedy EN 1 Enrique Pagan MM1 Howard Shiver MM2 David Angerstein MM2(SW) Norman Blake MM2 Glen Hamilton MM2 Vincent Held MM2 James House MM2 Scott Kuhn MM2 Spencer Martin 348MM3 John Osborne MM3 Michael Passarclla MM3 Michael Randolph MM3 Brian Reiger MM3 Jorge Rodriguez MM3 Andrew Ross MM3 Steven Rossi MM3 Robert Shaw EN3 Derrick Tolliver MM3 Ricky Wetherspoon MM3 Lester Wiley MM3 Thomas Wills MMFN William Butt SN Jose Dahabura ENFN William Klcfler FN Mark Knccht MMFN Ka Ix:c ENFN Henry Marizetts. Jr. MMFN Samuel Pope MMFN Jason Reynolds 350LCDR Russ Sturgis 352 LTJG Thomas Manning CW03 Donald McBce CW02 Gavino Bemalcs. Jr. EMCM Alfredo Lining ICC Mark McNeill EMC Donell Riley EMC Michael Rexford EMC Terry Rooks EM 1 Cesar Agblslt EMI Alan Bess 1C1 James Brown351 IC3 Manuel Garcia BI3 James George IC3 Malbon Mcaih Etn3 Thomas Keniston EM3 Kevin Krieger EM3 Ivan Magana EM3 James Malone EM3 Sean McCluskcy IC3 Erie McDonald EM 3 John Nugent EM3 Scan Oh I rich EM3 Stanley Parker IC3(SW) Broderick Pickett E.M3 James Pyles IC3 Prank Salladc EM3 Basil Santos EM3 Bill Shippee IC3 Anthony Spears IC3 Mark Stevens IC3 Robert TannockEMFN Donal Schaucr 1CFN Larry Schidcman ICFN Thomas Stephenson ICFN Charles Summers EMFN Allen Vanassc EMFN Michael Whitehead EMFN Kevin Whittlesey EM FA Rodger Buntc EMFA Marquis Clinkscalcs EMFA Sheldon Cummings EMFA Brian Gagnon FA Michael Gray ICFA Jerry Hyman ICFA John Jablonski EMFA William Maher EMFA John McGill FA Brett Secbcck EMFA Anthony Smith EMFA Timothy Smith FA David Stroud Sf H DCCS(SW) Randolph McClary DCCISW) James Frccls MMl(SS) Daniel Birdsong DC 1 Michael Bub DCl(SW) Laurie Cunningham DC2 Robin Fairbcc DC2 David Fox DC2(SW) Michael Rogers DC2 Michael Sciacca DC2 Harry Strohmetz DC2 Steven Tesslcr 1C3 Harold Bagby EM3 Jeffry Boggs DC3 Corey Burage DC3 Jason Dalton MM3 Bertram Davis MM3 Julio DcLosRIOS DC3 Joseph DeSalvo DC3 Christopher Dietrich DC3 Michael Ervvln 360DGFN Bryan Harris DCFN Raleigh Hensley DCFN Jerry Huntington FN Kevin Karrick DCFN James Kozak FN Aaron Kolb BTFN Tremayne I’opc DCFN Stephen Sallee FN James Spalding BTFN Andre Thompson DCFN Jason Thurman FN John Tyson DCFN John VanDyke BTFN Carlos Williams DC FA S. Zimmermann FA Thomas Alcorn MM FA Steven Baca FA Rhon Corley FA Jerry Graves DCFA Timothy Hack Il.CDR Allan Berke LT John Rinkacs ENS James Talbcn BTCM Charles Erlcr MMCM(SW) James Jacobs BTCS(SW) Mars in Hummer MMC Robert Borossski BTC Steve Connell BTC(SW) Norris Ellis BTC(SW) Jens Haocter MMC(SW) Rahn Hetrick BTC Kenneth Marehant BTC Lee Noriega MMC(SW) Michael Ridler BTC Roy Wright MM I Brent Bailey. Jr. MM1 Kenneth Campbell BTI Wayne Doman MMl(SW) Robert Dranbcrg BTI(SW) Walter Hamilton BT2(SW) Jeffrey Boy den BT2 Cody Butler BT2 Steven Carter MM2(SW) Nathan Clarke BT2 Bruce Daugherty. Sr. MM2 Clinton Deemer MM2 Brian l-'aulkncr MM2 Melvin Greenlee BT2 Muhammad Johnson BT2(SW) Donald Libbly MM2 Bruce McCarlcy BT2 Peter Paradiso 366BT3 Jason Chapman MM3 John Cook BT3 Robert Crowell MM3 Quarry Dinkins MM3 Carl Doggett MM3 Eric Dorr MM3 Ronnie Evans BT3 Timothy Findley BT3 Michael Fisher BT3 Scott Fisher MM3 Warrick George MM3 Jesse Graham. Jr. 370 MM3 Daniel Myers BT3 David Murch BT3 Michael Oliver BT3 Carlos Orosco MM3 Kenneth Parkin MM3 Danlle Perkins MM3 Mark Poston MM3 Gary Riley MM3(SW) Ismael Rodriguez MM3 Charles Rogers BT3 Charles Saxon MM3 Connie Schindley MM3 Joseph Settle MM3 Daniel Slagle BT3 Danile Snyder MM3 William Stevenson MM3 Michael Story BT3 Keith Tetreault BT3 Patrick Thatcher BT3 Fernando Velasco MM3 Da 1d Watkins BT3 William Williams BT3 Edward Wise MM3 David Wisecup BT3 James Wolf MM3 Terry Zebert BTFN Scan Monkman MMFN Jonathan Murphy MM3 Peter Quintanilla MMFN Damian Ramp MMFN Wilson Rendon MMFN Mihcacl Spring MMFN Gcronimo Tango BTFN Joel Tatum MMFN Michael Thomas FN Thor Thorvaldson. Jr. FA Michael Bergt FA Dwayne Betterton MMFA David Bicn BTFA Derrick Brown BTFA Robert Brown BTFN Shannon Scott FN Crispin Shillingford MMFN Manuel Silva MMFN Edward Slslrunk BTFN Robert Skelton BTFN Dean Turpin MMFN Kevin Van Dortn BTFN Jason Winans FA Eric Albrechtscn FA Christopher Attiill FA Kevin ButtsFA Shannon Shaucr BTFA Theodore Scott. Jr. FA Byron Shore BTFA Philip Simmons BTFA Tommy Skinner FA Doug Spicwak FA Jeff Stanley FA Orlando Villarreal FA James Wade FA Benjamin Wright FA Bobby Young Fit Kevin Dillon FR Dorian Evans FR Kevin Hyde BTFR Thomas Norris P :vnHT3 Peter Lopez HT3 Robert Mc Daniel HT3 Da 1d Nations HT3 Robert Nolan HT3 Frederick RefT 11T3 Shane Souza HTFN Brian Williams FN Robert Bingham FN Adam Borth FN Raymond Clark FN Dean Mall HTFN Ryde HiranakaFN Darius KJrvin FN Donald Law HTFN Derek Nejcdly FN David Folk FN Jordan Roos 11TFN Larry Tharp HTFN Robert Tribble FN Brad Valley FN Lionel Antonio HTFA Charles Bames MUFA Fatrtek Cappclla FA Christopher ChristyFA Adam Combs MRFA Calvin Crouch FA Daren DcWitl FA Leo Gurrola MRFA Solon Howard. Jr. FA Tracy Hum FA Andrew King FA Christopher I.air FA Carrol LeJeune FA Shawn l.mdlcy FA George Marietta FA Troy McKinney FA Chad Palin FA James Klee HTFA William Sanders l:A Timothy Silvernail FA Rodney Smith FA Rayniond Welch FR Adam Camden FK Jeffrey Wildhabcr « iAMERICA’S Legal Department is unique among aircraft carriers in that it is conqxised of the Ship’s Legal Office plus the Mastcr-at-Arms Force and btig stall. I his merger took place during the deployment to Desert Storm. The Legal Office Stall consists of two judge advocates, four paralegals, and one legal yeoman, and theii pi i-mary function is to advise the (Commanding Ofiicer on all legal and security matters including military justice, foreign criminal law, rules of engagement, admiralty law, status of forces agreement, crime prevention, and physical security. Additionally, the Legal Office provides advice on legal assistance matters ranging from preparation of powers of attorney to advice on contracts and potential civilian court matters. Prior to entering foreign ports, legal briefs are conducted to provide the crew with important information concerning local laws and customs of the host nations. The Security Division, consisting of the MAA Force and brig staff has the responsibility for policing the ship, ensuring that good order and discipline and the safety of the crew is maintained, much like a police force in a small community would do. In addition to patrol duties, the MAA Force maintains control over visitors, intruders, millions of dollars worth of equipment, and investigates violations of the UCMJ, naval titles and regulations, and criminal acts. The brig staff must maintain good order and discipline of those sailors who choose to disobey regulations and are sentenced to confinement. Their responsibility to confinees is to rehabilitate them and attend to their safety and well being. In addition, they are res|x nsible for transportation of prisoners to other confinement facilities should it become necessary. Tlie men of the Ixrgal Department, working in fine harmony, are extremely busy serving the crew and maintaining the good order and discipline necessary' aboard a combatant vessel. I.CDR Christopher X. Morin Legal Officer LT Mlchale Pincttc LN1 (SWT Ronald Jones LNl(AW') Ronald Plepcr l.N 1 (SWT Carlos Saldivar SN Dennis Dillcr SN Carl Heinrichsmeyer SKI Luis HerediaAK2 Roberto Anta PH2 Lloyd Constable OS2(SW) Geoffrey Decker AS Michael Huerta AS2 Joseph Jones AK2 Jose Maltos MA2 John McNabb AT2 Carl Miller ABH2 Willie Nelson MA2 Steven Stroud A02 Robert Thacker A02 James Ware AE2 Stephen Xavier MM3 Elbe Beale AD3 Michael Biles MA3 Daniel Bias SK3 Michael Bloss ABH3 Ken Bugler BM3 Reginald Bundy AC3Todd Burkett AS3 Ronald Davis ABE3 Bernard Dunlap OS3 Jeffrey Ellzalde ABH3 Stewart Ewing ABE3 Francisco Garcia I -.iniLst LT Curtis Cateneamp 1st SGT Rafael Molitalvo SGT Kevin Conboy SGT Robert Eberhardt SGT Dennis Zemla CPI- Edward Brown CPI- Jimmy Clark CPI- Stephen Crews CPI- Greg Gervals LCPL Michael Hines LCPL Michael Humphrey LCPL, Randall Jamison LCPL Brad Jones LCPL Joel Kinney LCPL Casey Mahr LCPL Timothy Miller LCPL Kevin Moody LCPL Terry Nashwinter LCPL Larry Olivares LCPL Joseph Pagano LCPL Luis Partida LCPL Danny PilgrimMedical The Medical Department aboard USS AMERICA has a staff and state of the art equipment to accommodate a small city with a population of 5000. AMERICA s Medical Department consists of a Senior Medical Olli-cer. Medical Administration Officer. General Surgeon. Anesthesiologist, General Medical Officer, Physician s Assistant. Registered Nurse, two Flight Surgeons with the embarked airwing, and 57 hospital corpsmcn. Services available include: military sickcall, emergency room treatment, major and minor surgery, physical examinations, pharmacy, laboratory, x-ray, physical therapy, inpatient hospital care, preventive medicine, medical equipment repair, and medical administrative services. As always, the Medical Department is standing by to assist AMERICA’s Battle Group to “Keep 'Em Flying.” 396LT Skip Hanley HMCS Crude Adams HMC(SW) William Constant HM1 Dave Davis HM1 Randy Grant HMI Don Hayes HM1 Paul Reynolds HMI Michael Walton HM2(SS) Craig Mullen HM2 Paul Watson HM3 Gerard Cabrera HM3 Ronald Cropper 398 HM3 Barn' Denny HM3 Mark FlynnNavigation The Navigation Department is manned by approximately fourteen enlisted personnel and three officers. The primary responsibility of the Navigation Department is the safe and timely movement of AMERICA . The traditional skills associated with taking a ship to sea. namely the art and science of navigation, arc those of the quartermaster (QM). The quartermaster's duties include ordering, maintaining and correcting all charts and publications required for sailing the world’s waterways. Quartermasters also compute tides, currents, sunrise, sunset, moonrisc and moonset for the area of the world in which AMERICA is sailing. Although the art of navigation has seen many technological advances which assist the seaman in determining his position on the seas, AMERICA's quartermasters maintain their proficiency in the traditional art of celestial navigation. They arc as comfortable using a sextant to fix AMERICA's position as they are using electronic systems. Special evolutions such as transiting restricted waters, anchoring, mooring and replenishment at sea arc particularly demanding and require the involvement and undivided attention of every man in the department. During these evolutions, a few select quartermasters, designated as master helmsmen, expertly steer AMERICA under some of the most demanding and intense underway steaming conditions imaginable. These individuals and the entire team of AMERICA's quartermasters are the finest in the fleet. During MED Arabian Gulf '92, the professionalism and dedication of quartermasters enabled AMERICA to sail thousands of miles including the Suez Canal, Straits of Hormuz, and the farthest north any carrier has operated in the Persian Gulf; truly a history making deployment in support of Operation Desert Storm Provide Comfort. CDR Christopher Hale-Navigator 2 Apr 92 - Present CDR Russell E. Tate Navigator 9 Jan 91-2 Apr 92LT David Taylor QMCM Roger Crabill QM1 Clifford Clausen QM1 Robert Darron QM2 (SW) Jerris Bennett QM2 Jcffor ' Campbell YN3 LaMont Adams QM3 Benjamin Hays QM3 Rodrick Hill QM3 William Nordell Operations The Operations Department controls or influences virtually every aspect of AMERICA's many missions. Its IS divisions arc responsible for the planning of AMERICA's operational and training missions, coordinating the offensive and defensive employment of the ship's weapons systems, the collection and analysis of intelligence, the maintenance and repair of AMERICA '$ electronic equipment, die control of AMERICA's aircraft, as well as the monitoring and forecasting of the weather for AMERICA and her battle group. The Combat Direction Center, or Combai , is the nerve center for war-fighting aboard AMERICA . Fully manned twenty-four hours a day while underway, the men who work here maintain a watchful eye for any threat to the batdc group from the air, surface, or subsurface. Combat is composed of OX Division • Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Module. OW Division -Electronic Warfare (EW) Module, and OI Division - the Surface Module, which monitors surface traffic near AMERICA and coordinates the anti-surface warfare (ASUW) prosecution of surface targets bodi near anti far. The Electronic Materials Office is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all installed electronics and combat-related systems aboard AMERICA . OEC Division repairs and maintains communication equipment, including portable radios. OED is responsible for data systems which includes all computers, copiers and typewriters. OEM repairs, maintains, and operates AMERICA's defensive weapons systems, such as the NATO Scasparrow Anti-Aircraft Missile System, and the slop's Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) • Vulcan cannons that defend against cruise missiles. OER’s responsibilities are the radar systems which guide AMERICA s aircraft and detect airborne and surface threats to the ship. Air Ops forms the hub from which daily flight operations arc directed. Kir Operations serves as the coordinating center between the aircraft. Combat. Primary (Control Tower). Flight Deck Control, and the bridge. They are responsible for maintaining updated information on individual flights, controlling airborne tankers, and executing the daily airplan. The Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) provides air traffic control services to flights, including departure and approach control, as well as precision approaches at night and during inclement weather. Strike Ops is the planning and scheduling center for the ship. They plan and conduct exercises while on deployment, as well as operations in support of national tasking. At home, they arc responsible for designing a turnaround training plan to hone the AMERICA CVW-1 team's fighting skills to a razor’s edge. Strike also publishes the daily airplan. the schedule of AMERICA’s air assets, and the ‘Green Sheet , which schedules the ship's oilier training and operational evolutions. In short. Strike combines available aircraft, ship and weapons assets to develop cohesive training and operational plans. Meterology provides detailed mctcrological and oceanogaphic and related services necessary for the safe and effective operation of the ship, air-wing and battle group. This includes weather observation forccasts as well as the various acoustic and refractive predictions that aid the sensor platform operators in evaluating their tactics. Ops Admin is responsible for all the incoming and outgoing correspondence in the Operations Department. In addition to the departmental paperwork, evaluations and awards, the Ops Admin office also coordinates the departmental Maintenance Material management (3M) effort, provides career counseling services for departmental personnel, coordinates departmental berthing assignments, reports the ship's readiness levels to the chain of command, and coordinates the submission of requests for supplies and services for AMERICA's port visits. The Carrier Intelligence Center (CVIC) coordinates the intelligence gathering effort, and is divided into five work centers, each with its own area of responsibility. In addition. CVIC is supported by two intelligence-related divisions. SUPPLOT is AMERICA '$ long-range indications and warning cell, and also produces daily intelligence briefings. MSI provides photographic interpretations. The Drafting Ship provides artistic and graphic illustrations for both intelligence and non-intelligence tasking. Storage and Retrieval maintains AMERICA's intelligence database. CVIC Admin provides for the administrative and security functions as well as maintaining the intelligence publications library. OS Division, better known as Spook Central is the home of the cryptologic technicians. They would love to say what they do for a living behind their vaulted doors, but they cannot They provide critical support to the ship and batdc group. The Photo Lab provides operational, intelligence, reconnaissance and administrative photographic imaging support to the ship, air wing and battle group. The lab can deliver time-critical black and white or color photographs to the customer in minutes. Op Division also provides videotaping in support of operational and administrative requirements. ■Im LCDR Tim Sheridan AGC(SW A V) Andrew Jakubowskl AG 1 Thomas AMIndcr AG1(A V) Michael French AG1 Robert Hollcnbach •106 « AC2 William Islar AC2 Lee Weathcrbce AC3 Regginalc Johnson AC3 Paul Kite AC3 Kristian Vagnarclli ACAN Scott BerthoiT AC AN Paul Fricdcl ACAN Tony Marques ACAN Joseph Peterson ACAN Michael Wadlington ACAA David Heady AC A A Scott Trumblc IIIS110 t r. ET2 Keith Dayc ET2 Alfred Harmon ET2 Dean Schamore ET2 James Schlesser ET2 Grayson Stubbs FTT2 Richard WlckllfT ET3 Raymond Boll HTT3 Joseph Chatficld ET3 Stephen Cozad ET3 Theodore Douglas ET3 Paul Millar ET3 Charles Oprlsko ET3 Jeffery Richards ET3 Joseph SwangoDS2 Brian Patterson DS2 Ronald Smith DS3 Mark Bedell DS3 Mark Bozak DS3 Derrick Burnell DS3 Joseph Cimijotti DS3 Brent Geek DS3 Jance Hamrick DS3 Roxy Lyons DS3 Timothy Watters FC3 Robert GgrifTith FC3 Philip Hafer FC3 Robert Johnston FC3 Franklin hovel 1 FC3 Rafael Moreno FC3 Rodney Parrott FC3 Robert Petty FC3 Willie Porter FC3 Craig Rotarius FC3 William Saunders FC3 Steve Slater FC3 Marcus Smith FC3 Garry Stough FC3 David Vance FC3 Anthony Wiggins FC3 Brad Windier SN David Brander SN Brian Everitt SN Charles Sims FCSN Gregor,’ WashingtonET3 Michael Bonanti ET3 Thomas Duchcmln ET3 Peter Flavin FC3 Robert Galletta ET3 David Hawkins ET3 Jeff Mars ET3 Jimmie McLeroy ET3 Dcon O'Bryant ET3 Ernest Rogers ET3 Christopher Sonnic ET3 Craig Vcatch ins 49-120 OSSN Robert Dizon OSSN Fabian Fowler OSSN John Jackson OSSN Kevin Mathews OSSN James McGrath OSSN Damien Patton OSSN Henry Phillips OSSN Dexter Prater OSSN Israel Reyna OSSN Christopher Saunders OSSN Bennie Watson OSSN James Wight OSSA Kevin Caldwell OSSA Melvin Jensen OSSA Michael OSSA David Perryman OSSR Gregory Patchen OSSR Bobby While LT Chris Miller 422 CTRC Daniel Cosgrove CTOl Mark Fletcher CTA1 Daniel Jackson CTM1 Howell Rasor CTM2(SW) Joseph Authement CTQ3 Michael Austin CT03 Shawn Bowman CT03 Noel Garcia CT03 Joseph Kahney CTM3 Scott Milliman CTOSR Neal Braccwcll EW2 Stephen Stoy EW2 William Stricbcl EW3 Daniel Aszmann EW3 William Chase EW3 Daniel Inman EW3 Jason Simpson EWSN Neal Dietcrlc EWSN Douglas Ebblnk EWSN Edwin Rhodes EWSN Michael Woodward LT Jim Caro EWC Stanley Thomas EW2(SW) Gian Anderson $ nvi1 • • V Jiv w § • • If A W-: A f f- y , m P T I W Al» T 1 I f: y 31 V f:: f::: r f:. y A w l 12-1I.CDR W. Campbell LT Roy Peterson LT Steve Rccca ENS Richard Shinn ENS Andrew Siegel ISCS Leo Blake DM 1 Leslie Crookc IS1 John Jacobsen IS I David Lee ISKSW AW) Bobby Patrick ISl(SW) Roger Teaters DP2 Lawrence Adler ItdSupply AMERICA’S Supply Department started fast this deployment cycle by winning the Ney Award for the Navy’s best food service operation in the CV category. Providing the best possible supply support to the AMERICA Carrier Airwing ONE team, the Supply Department ensured parts were there to keep aircraft Hying and the ship operating, as well as guaranteeing all USA crew members received primary morale services. Comprised of 675 personnel, many of which are temporarily assigned from other ship departments and the airwing, the Supply Department's eleven divisions order, receive, and issue repair part and consummates; feed the crew over 18,000 meals a day; operate the ship store, laundry dry cleaning, and barber shops; pay the crew; and operate all noil-tactical data processing services. In addition to providing onboard supply services, the supply team ensured maximum battle group readiness by exercising logistics coordination through the battle force staff, the combat logistics force ships, and the supporting combatants. USA received over 5,000 pallets of supplies during the deployment which included those received by replenishment at sea, and inport by barge and logistics helicopters. Managing a budget of over S30 million, the Supply Department ensured the “right stuff" made it to the right customer. The sales division enjoyed a record setting deployment with sales of $2.7 million which generated over $400,000 in profits to the AMERICA Welfare and Recreation fund. Other notable service accomplishments include the disbursing division’s average payday of over $1 million; the food service operations’ food consumed each month of $600,000; and the wardroom and CPO messes hotel management accommodating over 800 officers and chief petty officers while also feeding them in grand style. The food service operation was also responsible for the impressive hangar bay reception in Athens, Greece, in addition to baking and decorating over 10 ceremonial cakes per day. Finally, the data processing division entered over 1 million aviation maintenance documents in the computer that required over 3 billion keystrokes. s CDR Robert M. Russell Supply Officer 3«1A•142 MS2 Edwin Burl MS2 Eric Gaines MS2 James Oliver MS2 Mark Williford MS3 Vernon I logans MS3 Cclso Videna MSSN Muhammad Cole MSSN Kent Gray MSSN William Heath MSSN Arthur Jenkins MSSN Mark Owens MSSA Glen ford Robinson MSSN Richard Simpson MSSA Paul Clarke MSSA Roger Stewart I MSSA Earl Thomas MSSR William Greenwood SHSN Patrick Llllcy SHSN Kevin McCaflcry SHSN Richard MInzer SHSN Mark Robinson SHSA Emanuel Jeffreys SHSA Michael I-ongstrcct SHSA Edward Whitman SHSR Wa Tic Bagola SHSR Shawn McGarrcl! SflSR Thomas Moreman 141118 LT Michael Sprague AKCM(AW) Francis Escanillas AKC Stephen Benfield AKC Jerome Stewart AK1 Robert Aggen AK1 (AW) Ricky Bratton AK1 Jeffrey Lane AK 1 Jeffrey Snyder AK2 Terry Crawford AK2 Wayne Desautets CVV02 Robert Burrows DPC Dennis Horn DPI John Eugene DPI Winfred Robinson DP2 Thomas Averett DP2 Edwin Banash DP2 Kenneth Bolli DP2 Duane Ochs DP2 Clay Price DP2 Donald Reynolds DP2 Darren Ridgeway DP3 Tallifcrro Butler DPS John Byars DP3 Joseph Joyner DPSN Andre Avery DPSN Christopher Diebold DPSN Randal Ridenour DPSA Barn,' Grcenawalt DPSA Paul Mortenson DPSA Richard Pauley •ISOSK2 Thomas Tweeter SK3 Francis Bernard SK3 Timothy Fisher AKAN James Augustine AM SAN Ronga Banks SKSN Brian Batsford AN Avery Breeden AN Scott Davis AKAN Robert Delap AKAN Methven Dixon SN Michael Franklin SKSN Mitchell Holt LTJG Paul Klobcrg AKC Timothy Hobbs AK1 Denfleld Henry SK1 George Rudd SK3 Richard Charboncau AK3 Tony Whisnant MSSN LaMarr Coles SI 1SN James Dyess MSSN David mcllo MSSN Joseph Stinnett AKAN Gregory WorleyAirman NAVIOT 10054 MAJOI tl VISION No. Training Moavol (TSAMAN) 0501 1 050 1750 ic Milit uiremei Mathematic Volume 1 QUALIF ADVANCED DAMAGE EMERGENCY Pi DIM Kill TION STATVAUM A: NAME (Rate Rank)______________ Appro-xxj tot {KiWC r«« 5« J.« AVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING • OJOI-LP-Ul-OOO: MARCH 1991 ;ot«A ioojk 19»« IMIJ-MM 4 PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION STANDARD PERSONNEL UALIFICATION STANDARD QS) MANAGEMENT GUIDEir « CW02 William Plcrsol NCCM(SW) Jeffery Thomas RMCS Thomas 1 lughes PNCISW) Donald Gallimorc NCC(SW) Maurice Irwin KMC Gregory Johnson NCC(SW) Martin Kesner ICC(SW) Mahlon Legg ATI Michael Barker MM 1 Ernesto Niles AZ1 (AW) David Stanton 1•160CW02 Hugh Hamblet AOC Tim Bucko AOC(AW) Gilbert Huffman AO 1 Michael Bordnax AO 1 (AW) Adam Clevenger AO 1 (AW) James McNamara AO 1 Robert Schofield AOl Willie Tetterton A02 Scott Belanger A02 Billy Del.ee A02 Carl LeMastcr A02 Daren O'Brian A02 Mack Patterson A02 Lawrence Swart A02 Robert Thacker464 AN Dcrak McCullum AOAN Richard Oliver AOAN Shannon Pollock AOAN William Pope AOAN Eduardo Simeon AN Christopher Slydcll AOAN Kevin Smith AOAN Matthew Smith AOAN Christopher Soukup AOAN Darren Stinson AN Jeremy Tow AOAN Glen Traugh AOAN Carlos Velez AOAN Tony Watts AOAN Neil Williams AOAN Jeff Wilson AOAA Jamie Ardrey AOAA Carl Bowers AOAA Javan Clark AOAA James Firios AOAA William Jell AOAA Christopher Mims AR Edward Kincaid kLT Alex Marr AOCSfAW) Roljcrl Schackmuth 466 AOC Swelling Uppwc AO I Donald Brown AO 1 James Carter AOl Ervin Faison TMl(SW) Tom Gallagher AOl Unwood Holden AOl (AWT John Kitchen Aol Donald Wilson AOl Stephen Wright Ao2 James Scott. Jr. IA03 william Spells A03 Antonio Thompson A03 I«cc Wyre An Addison Anderson AOAN Phillip Beville AOAN Da 1d Bishop AOAN Robert Backwood TMSN Ray Brown AOAN Troy Carr AOAN Kenneth CopelandMMFN Marc Mattos ENFN Darby Miller FN Brian Oakes FN Mark Purkaple FN Jaime Ruvalcaba MMFN Wesley Williams ENFN Jerry Williams FA Bobby Banks FA Alfredo Caldera MMFA Walter Camoosa MM FA Antory Cole FA Paul Fournier ENFA Carlos McKlnnis FA Melvin Null •170AOAN Norm Turner AN Lewis Whitten AOAN Mare Zalcskf AA Tern' bench AA Tredrick Booze AOAA Pcrc Brown AOAA Kcndric Crecly AOAA Dari McGee AA Dwayne Taylor AN Buddy Turner •172 BSULTJG Norman Pettis CW02 J. Miller VTC William Bailey WTC Kent Barnes WI C(SW) Daniel Willis WT1 Randy Daniel WT1 Eric Roach WT1 Gene Shannon WT1 Gar ' Spevak SK2 Victor Crayton WT3 Derrick Clauson WT3 Richard Crook WT3 Janies DorrisLCDR Ed Rosequist IXDR Gary Sandala LT Stephen Brennan LTTod Harbach LT Mark Kohart CDR John Hampton LCDR Carlos Ix xano LCDR Ronald Rice LCDR Harry Robinson vjTv CDR Anthony R. Reade Commanding Officer 8 Apr 92 - Present COR I.arry H. Schmidt Commanding Officer 8 Feb 91 - 8 Apr 92 CDR Steve Schlicntz Executive Officerf wV» Fighter Squadron Thirty Three's mission is air superiority. Additionally. as part of the aircraft carrier's primary role of power projection, the fighter's mission is to protect the strike element against any airborne threat. In the maritime environment, the fighters provide long range defense for all fleet forces in support of national policy. During the deployment, the Starfighters continually trained for their offensive and defensive responsibilities. In the "real world-environment of the Persian Gulf, the 'Fighters have provided constant combat air patrol protection, ready to respond to any threat. Even on deck they maintain alert status capable of launching fighters in minutes. The officers and men of VF-33 stand ready. We are proud to serve this mighty carrier, our Navy, and this nation. Anytime. Anywhere. We’ll be there! VF-33 LCDR Kenneth Floyd LCDR Michael Hamcle LCDR James Hillan LCDR Thomas Lang LCDR Thomas Reluszczak LT Timothy Baker LT Matthew Bannon LT Patrick Dyer LT Eric Wahlstcdt LT Jason Wong LTJG Matthew Aljanich LTJG Michael Donnelly LTJG Kevin Henry LTJG Charles Kimbcrlin LTJG Andrew Sanchez LTJG James Sigler ENS James Karakash CWQ4 Wayne Wilson AVCM John Stanfield ATCS Tliomas Griffin ADCS Glenn James AECS Michael MeSherry AECS Francis Weller AMEC James Cox PNC (AW) Scott Dawson AMC Peter Fox ATC(AW) Calvin Nathaniel YNC(SW) Michael Rcvollnsky AEC Kenneth Semans AOC Gerald Tannchill PR Eddie Withers PN1 (SW) Willie Brown AZ1 (AW) William Bruce  i AMS2 Michael Bradshaw A02 Timothy Brown AK2 Elisco Bundoc AE2 Adam Chappell AE2 Steven Cobb MS2 Charles Deveto AMH2 Kevin Dow AMS2 Dwayne Encoleman DK2 Robert Ewcllsh AT2 David FlackAD3 Mohammed Banna A03 Jacques Beaver YN3 Reginald Clark AT3 James Craig AD3 Kelly Crain AD3 Dennis Dcrousscl MS3 Stephen Dewitt AQ3 Scott Dorman PR3 Kevin Gfcllcr ATS Robert Gonzales490 AQ3 Eric Sagcbicl PR3 Michael Schndcr Ak3 Jose Torres A03 Jonathan Wafd AK3 Chad WciSlngcr A 1)3 Chad Zimmerman MSSN James Alexander ADAM John Allison AMSAN Trans Andrews AKAN Matthew Baudry PNSN Arthur Bernal AMMAN Stephen Bernard ATAN Tern.' Bcvls AKAN Kirk Braun AOAN Aaron Butsko AOAN Brian Carleton AEAN Rafael Colon AD AN Robert Couch AMSAN Douglas Crouse AN William CunninghamAN Clayton Hindman AEAN John Hofman AN Lawrence Horton AN Gary Keturakat ATAN Robert Kncaul AN Brian Knipes AM HAN Lawrence Kohus AM SAN Jacques Lirettc AQAN Eric Lucero AN Ricardo Malia 492r 49-1 AN Charles Secord ATAN Stark Brad SN Michael Tarth AM SAN James Taylor AEAN Carl Thomas A KAN David Titus AN Alejandro Torres AN William Wagner AN Chris Wilkinson AN James Wright AN Bradley Zippnch AZAA Christopher Bean hVF-102 Diamondbacks" The Fighter Squadron 102 Diamondbacks arc AMERICA'S premier fighter and reconnaissance squadron. Thirty-five officers and 220 enlisted men — working together in maintenance, administration, safety, and operations — collectively set a goal to keep the squadron F- 14A Tomcats fully mission capable and combat-ready. Dlamondback pride runs deep. You can feel it in the squadron spaces and work centers, and sec it in the faces of the men as they go about the work at hand. Established on July 1. 1955. in Jacksonville. FI., the Diamondbacks have a history of excellence. VF-102 has participated in combat operations in Vietnam. Libya, and Iraq. With numerous Battle "E"s. Grand Slam trophies, and other meritorious accolades to their credit, the Diamondbacks have earned a reputation for being at the forefront of the F-14 commnity. The squadron has flown numerous aircraft since it was established, including the F-2H Banshee, the F-4D Skyray. and the F-4B Phantom before transitioning to the F- 14A Tomcat in 1981. In today's Navy arsenal, the Tomcat is still the Fleet's most formidable aircraft for air defense and superiority. The AWG-9 radar and Phoenix missile system allow enable the air crews to launch missiles simultaneously at up to six different targets, while tracking 18 others. The Sparrow and Sidewinders missiles, along with the six-barrelled 20mm Vulcan cannon, fill out the Tomcat's weapons suite. Dlamondback Tomcats also carry the Tactical Air Reconnaissance Pod System fTARPS) for gaining valuable photographic reconnaissance Information for the battle group and other intelligence commands. After a stellar combat deployment and numerous other exercises that kept the squadron away from their home base at Naval Air Station Oceana. Va.. for 10 months during 1991. the Diamondbacks arc not resting on their laurels. The 1991 -'92 Mediterranean Arabian Gulf deployment provided the Diamondbacks the opportunity to demonstrate their desire to answer the call of duty, and to live up to the Diamondback-Tomcat motto: "Anytime. Baby!" LCDR David Pine IXDR Michael Sottung LT Robert Drchcr LT Mark Dunham LT Kyle Engel LTJG Chris Joas LTJG Gerald Lcckcy LTJG Adrian Marengo-Howe LTJG William Marplc LTJG Scott Raveling LTJG Howard Woods ENS David Harris ENS Jerry Rice CW04 Charles Williamson CW02 Thomas Poore ASCM Melvin Allen AVCM David Jones YNCSIAW) William Janke ATCS Stephen Modzclcwski MM AMS 1 Donadl Guy YN1 Bobby Mayes AEI Thomas Jackson ADI Bobby Johnson AOl Charles Kirkman AMU 1 Daniel Knight AME1 Michael Minor AOl Dale Patton ATI Robert Stuphin ADI BernardoTorralba AMS 1 (AW) Franklin Washington AE2 Stephen Brown K AE2 Earl Hudson AMI 12 Mario Jimenez A02 Thomas Koza PH2 William Kregar AMI 12 Fergus O'Doherty AMS2 William Sinnott AME2 David Swanson AK2 John Thomberry A02 James Yager AT3 Paul Alkirc 4 I 1 501AMS3 James Fraser AD3 Dexter Jennings AZ3 Charles Jones A03 Karl Kuhlcnschmidt AE3 Alan Labonte AME3 Donald McCallick A03 Charles Mcllivan HM3 Mark Morris AMS3 Daniel Nagle A03 Ray Plant AE3 John Rosscy A03 David Rudolph AE3 Jeffrey Schelfant AMH3 Byron Scott PR3 Samuel Shacklcttc AMS3 Jason Suthard 506■m AN Caesar Hermogeno AN Mark Hill ATAN Henry Howk AN Charles Tokes ADAN Gregory Klinger AOAN Keith Nciswendcr AN Augustine Ngwycn AM SAN James Ochiltree AMMAN Brent Patterson AKAN Christopher Phillips K1 3 s S' r »pr . T » X FI f, IV j T: If , ire ? ' W- f. i VFA-82 "Marauders The Marauders of Strike Fighter Squadron 82 provide USS AM ERICA and Carrier Air Wing ONE with the most versatile aircraft in the world, the F A- 18C Hornet. During the Persian Gulf war. both the F A-18 and VFA-82 proved themselves in combat. After returning from their highly successful Desert Storm cruise, the Marauders enjoyed a brief, three-month turnaround before beginning preparations for the next deployment. In May of 1991. CDR E.L. Standridge assumed command of VFA-82. with f f CDR L.D. Childress as executive officer. Preparations for deployment began soon thereafter in July 1991. when the Marauders took part in REFTRA aboard AMERICA. Immediately after return from REFTRA. the squadron departed for Fallon. Nevada, for air wing strike training. Three weeks after returning from Fallon, the squadron again deployed for the North Star Exercise In the North Atlantic. Shortly thereafter. the Marauders flew with F A-18s of the Canadian air force, with U.S. Air Force F-15soff Iceland, and participated in a joint sea strike exercise with a British task force. The highlight of North Star came when VFA-82 flew with the Norwegian air force, including numerous sorties flown through the fjords of Norway, providing excellent training for all involved. The end of October and all of November found the men of VFA-82 back home at NAS Cecil Field before deploying again to the Mediterranean on board AMERICA in early December. Not long after moving into the northern part of the Persian Gulf, the pilots of VFA-82 re-entered the skies over Kuwait. Throughout the stay in the Gulf, the squadron flew numerous simulated strikes with the U.S. Air Force, and participated in Joint training with the Kuwaiti airforce. Throughout the cruise, every Marauder's performance was superb, once again serving with pride at the "tip of the spear." LT Carter Harrison LTTom Hole LT Kurt Honbarrier LT Milton Merritt LT Michael Peoples Lt Patrick Quigley LT Robert Slmconc LCDR Martin Paulaltls LCDR Terry Rains LT James Cusick LT James Harris LT John Wlcgcl LTJG Ken HutchingsYNC John Dill AMHC Ricardo Green ADC Elmer Kauffman AM SC Javier Limones ATC Andrew Montague ATC Phillip Morris ADC Teddy Schmidt AMS1 Charles Darling ATI Thomas Craine AK1 Carl Foster AM HI Ccrald Gonzales AE1 Dwight Gowens DK1 Mark Hankc510 AMH1 Daniel TVcollz ADI Patrick Withhart AD2 Pedro Amaro A02 Christopher Barlow AK2 Donald Bay A02 Ralph Bohlmann AD2 Raymond Bradley AMS2 Robert Briscoe AZ2 Samuel Coleman AD2 Jim Cunningham AE2 Frank Goodwin AME2 Joe Harris AT2 Brian I lines AD2 Janies Kok AZ2 David Lane A02 Earl Langley AMS2 Frederick Lawson AME2 Stephen Loscy MS2 Roland Samuelson AZ2 Gordon Savage PR2 Janies Wasson AMS2 Gary Williams AMS2 William Wright AT3 Scott Bevis AE3 Hosea Bridgeman AD2 John Shafer YN2 Guy Shipley AMH2 Hector Soto AD2 Larue Stokes AE2 James ThompsonA03 Daniel Rios PR3 Brian Slddcns AT3 Wayne Sullivan AD3 Ronald Williams AT3 Kip Yosl AM S3 Richard Young AMMAN Matthew Arthur ATAN Jeffrey Ashby AMSAN Michael Baylcss AN Jeffrey Berwald ADAN Hilton Bland AOAN Byron Brown ADAN David Burnham AZAN Michael Butts AAAO Michael Cade I AEAN Donavon Claybom AKAN Scan Cooney AMSAN Anthony Farhner AN Richard Graves AN Alexander Johns AM KAN Edward Jones AMSAN Ross Kahler ATAN Steven King AN Gustavo Martinez AN Matthew Mello■ CDR Zachary I . May imandjflfi Officer Present CDR Matthew (;. Moflitt Commanding Officer Nov 90 • 15 Feb 92 CDR John K. McClain Executive ()fiicei  A Ty A $ LCDR Dennis Fitzpatrick LCDR Stephen Laukaitis I-CDR Rodger Welch y w w PV LT Thomas Bacon f f f .i v i' Zb (A • • • • VFA-86 "Sidewinders" The Sidewinders of Strike-Fighter Squadron EIGHTY-SIX proudly joined the USS America Air Wing ONE team for their second major deployment of 1991. America deployed Dec. 2nd for the Mediterranean, following a short, eight-month turnaround after the historic Operation Desert Storm cruise. While operating in the Mediterranean. Sidewindcrjcts participated in freedom of navigation exercises in Libyan waters, and saw frequent overland operations in Turkey. In February. America transitted the Suez Canal, once again enroute to the Persian Gulf. The second part of the deployment included Sidewinder Hornets flying exercises with French forces from Djibouti. Saudi-based U.S. Air Force units, and Kuwaiti Air Force units. Sidewinder pilots also won the Air Wing ONE Bombing Derby, the Strafe Award, and the Tallhook Award for carrier landing competition. Such displays of naval aviation excellence were possible only through the superb training and readiness program established and wholeheartedly supported by the VFA-86 maintenance team. Sidewinder maintenance personnel continuously provided fully mission-capable aircraft, which are critical to overall operational readiness. Squadron maintenance and support personnel logged hundreds of hours of professional training during the deployment, evidenced by more than 20 new sets of Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) wings being earned by squadron personnel. Even so. Sidewinder sailors still found time to participate in community relations projects, such as painting and refurbishing an Italian homeless shelter during the ship's visit to that country. Meanwhile. VFA-86 Sidewinders continue to maintain their high level of battle readiness, and the squadron ranks among the best of Air Wing One! 5'2f ATC(AW) Robert Monahan AMMO Leonard Norwood AZC Jerry Pinson ATC Chris Rick AOC Barry Way AM HI Robert Baeawat ATI Michael Barksdale AMS 1 (AWT Harol Bearden AO 1 Barry Beck ATI Joseph Call AO 1 (AWT George Cheshire AMH1IAWT Philip Custer AMH1 Hugh Daniel AEl(AW) Darren Donalson ATI Daniel Engelhard! AME1(AWT Terrence Gilham AOl Derick Jones AZ1(AWT Norman Matthews AE1 (AWT Timothy McRcc AE1 (AWT Ernst MenserMS2 George Erwin AMS2 Kevin Evening AMS2(AW) David Gonsalycs AD2 Mike Gonzales A02 Michael Hurley A02 Charles Jlnrtght AE2 David Kinsey PR2 Kenneth Klria xs AZ2 James Laughlln AME2 Thomas LeeAM S3 Mikcal Jensen AMH3 Louis Johnston A MK 3 Wayne Lawrence AT3 Joseph McKenzie AD3 Harold Mims AME3 William Moore AME3 James Noland A03 Pete Padron AMS3 John Pierce AK3 Paul Provenzano YN3 Richard Pugh PN3 Kirk Rauch AMI 13 Randy Smith A03 Steven Snay A03 Kenneth Thornton AOAN Richard Ackerman AN Alvin Baker AN Jefferson Barnette. IV AMMAN Ron Belts AOAN Kevin Hinson AEAN Craig Hurt PRAN Undrey Jones AZAN JOscph Kennedy AD AN Eric Lee AN Tommy Lee AOAN Russell Mann ADAN Mcrdzic Paulite AOAN Clinton Pennell AM SAN Ernest Racmcr AM BAN Rex Raffelson AN Dominic Rakvin AMEAN Steve Renter AEAN Roberto Rivera AN Jason Roozentond AEAN Roberto Silva AOAN Jeff Sughrle AN Kevin Smith AEAN Scan Stevens ____VA-85_____ "Black Falcons" Attack Squadron EIGHTY-FIVE' Black Falcons have been an integral part of the USS AMERICA Air Wing ONE team since January 1988. The all-weather, medium attack squadron flics the A-6 Intruder, and Its 10 A-6E TRAM [Target Recognition Attack Multi-sensor) bombers can carry up to eight and a half tons of ordnance. Along with the Intruder's multi-mode radar, each aircraft Is also equipped with the Forward Looking Infra-red Radar (FLIR). Such advanced technology aboard each aircraft enables the pilot and bombardier-navigator to detect, classify, and attack — with pinpoint accuracy — virtually any target in any weather, using a variety of weapons. The Intruder's arsenal Includes ‘iron bombs’ weighing up to a ton. mines, rockets, laser-guided bombs, cluster munitions, and Harpoon anti-ship missiles. In addition to the bombers. VA-85 airplanes include four KA-6D aerial refueling aircraft, adding flex ibllity to VA-85's muscle. In 1991. the Black Falcons again showed their stamina by vigorously preparing for an early summer workup cycle. following their return from Operation Desert Storm. In August, the squadron flew aboard AMERICA for advanced phase FLEETEX NorthStar-91. Around-the-clock operations were commonplace as AMERICA and her air wing steamed eastward to greet NATO compatriots. Hie Black Falcons conducted long-range 'strikes' against British naval forces and thus again gave notice that the Intruder was a force to be reckoned with, and stood ready to meet any challenge. Tills two-month at-sea period also included low level flights and training over Iceland. Scotland, and Norway, which highlighted an extremely busy but sue cessful work-up cycle. In December 1991. VA-85 again pulled up chocks, this time embarking upon Mediterranean Arabian Gulf 1 -92. During the first months of the six-month deployment, squadron air crews aggressively pursued search radar terrain clcarancc nlght vision goggle qualifications with low-level flights into Sardinia. Sicily and in Greece and Turkey. The squadron also honed Its bombing skills at multinational targets, and demonstrated additional prowess when successfully firing six AGM-123A (Skipper II) and two A1M-9H (Sidewinder) missiles. As such, the squadron was able to sustain maximum combat readiness. Half way into the deployment. AMERICA was once again In familiar position: preparing to transit the Suez Canal. While the ship steamed from the Red Sea into the Arabian Gulf. VA-85 maintained an unrelenting operational pace which inspired the entire embarked air wing. Interdiction exercises in Oman and Saudi Arabia were highlighted by VA-85-lcd. Joint strikes with the U.S. Air Force. Overland training was once again maximized In the Kuwait theater of operations, when aircrews flew ’opposed' strikes against the Kuwaiti air force — these sorties often included aerial combat engagements and were the most recent addition to the Black Falcon bag of tricks. None of this could have happend were it not for the 120 Black Falcon men who 'kept their birds flying.' Through their untiring efforts. 150 maintenance personnel enabled VA-85's 36 air crews to break countless operational records, thus giving the Black Falcons the combat edge so critical in today's turbulent world. The squadron amassed 1600sortics and delivered 4200 weapons during the Dcc.2. 1991 - June6. 1992 deployment. As Med 1-92 drew to a elosc. the AMERICA battle group steamed westward to waiting loved ones. Wherever the ship sailed, rest assured VA-85 was there in force, ready at a moment's notice to deliver the Intruder's offensive punch at the ’Spearhead of the Attack.’ LCDR Philip Blair LCDR Michael Hayes LCDR Paul Lynch LT Matthew Aaron LT Andrew Caldera LT Robert Carey. Jr. LT Tony Fox LT Douglas Franks LT Barry Hackctt LT Patrick Heyc LTTod Htekerson LT Richard LaBranchc LT Russell Lindsey LT Douglas Minion LT James Ncshelm If ■MP-• . ff A • £i % rf VMW • f 1 t % w A s • f ff vww • • 8 W . 6- w r[ • • w w nS • • £. % • • f • •r.ax ATC(A V) Roger Hayes AM EC (AW) Rodney Mangum AMSCfAW) Edward McIntosh ATC(AW) Thomas Newsom AM SC Mark O'Leary ATC(AW) Ronald Sldwcll AEC Joseph Tubbs AZC Marc Vincent ATI Roque Aguon AD 1 Amado Anastacio AO 1 (AWT Dwight Bingham AME1 Tommy Carter AE1 Samuel Carver AQ1 Edwin Constantine AMS 1 Anthony Edwards AE 1 (AW') Jeffrey Estep AMH1 Eugene Gaskins AZ1 Gary Gonzales AO 1 (AWT Erie Hoffman NCI (SWT Benjamin McKinney AE1 Evan Miller AMS 1 (AWT Benjamin ftnekney AMH1 Paul Roach AE 1 Barry Robertson ADI Craig RutherfordAK2 John Law AMS2 Robert McKielhmiig AMS2 Samuel Miller AMS2 John Moore AZ2 Stephen Naylor A02 Charles Nettles A02 Kenneth Price YN2 Pedrito Queeman AME2 James Ruhl AT2 Mark Saltxman A02 Gregory Schicfclbein AK2 James Simon AD2 Joel St. Marie MS2 Reggie Tillman AD2 Lyndon Thomas A02 Michael Webster AT2 William Wright A02 David Wyatt YN3 Brian Alexander AT3 Christopher Demis AE3 Jonathan Ben soli ATS Michael Bing AE3 Richard Boquet AK3 David Boswell AT3 James ByronAMS3 Troy Ray PR3 William Tomlinson YN3 Michael Valdez AMH3 Jcrrold Weaver AT3 Raymonnd Whitmoycr AD3 Brian Wood AEAN Tito Aguilar ATAN Henr ' Binkowski AN Kevin Blevins AEAN Vance Bramlctt AN Mark Campbell AMSAN Christopher Carlson AEAN Marcos Carrascpiillo AD AN Craig Carter AN Glenn Carter AEAN Kenneth Chance AMSAN Michael Chance AN David Clarkson AMMAN Gregory Cozad A KAN Kevin CrawfordV AOAN Boris Harris AEAN Anthony Hart AMMAN Prank Hendrickson AN Julio Herrera AN Johnny Hull 2 itAN Brian Tyson ATAN John Wyatt AOAN Justin Wysock ATAA Travids Albertson AMSAA Brian Bakkc AMEAA Mark Clayton AA Ty Dion AA James Dotson AA Flint Faulkner AMSAA Jerry Fcnn AMEAA Travis Haragan AA Antoine Harris AA Michael Klinncr AMSAA Christopher Kullk AA Marvin Jester AA Stephen Lake AT AN Keith McAdams AA Mark McMonamon AA Craig SamanskcVS-32 "Maulers" Throughout North Star '91. and the Mediterranean-Arabian Gulf deployment of 1991-'92. the world famous VS-32 Maulers led the way. Tireless, dedicated, hard working, and their commitment to excellence ensured the Maulers would meet and surpass every challenge placed before them. As the fleet steamed from the Arctic circle to the deserts of the Middle East, the Maulers set the pace. As the first S-3B squadron to deploy with only six aircraft. VS-32 achieved unparalleled success in every mission area. On-target bombs, exceptional surface surveillance and protection, unsurpassed electronic support, and anti-submarine excellence were assured when the Maulers demonstrated their versatility by passing over 400,000 pounds of fuel to the air wing, including the first-ever Spanish Harrier S-3B in-flight refueling operation. The Maulers were integral members of multiple war-at-sea exercises. providing ital targeting data to other air wing aircraft for the powerful punch of their own Harpoon missiles. North Star '91 was a proving ground for the S-3B. Tasked with continuous 24-hour-a-day operations in the harsh environs of the North Atlantic, the Maulers excelled in every facet of their operations. Working closely with NATO allies. VS-32 honed their skills and shared their expertise through continuous training missions and interactions with allied and U.S. assets. The squadron’s maintenance crew was awarded the coveted “Golden Wrench.” signifying the best maintenance record in the air wing during the at-sea period. Cruising the high seas on the 1991-'92 Med Arabian Gulf deployment. VS-32 Maulers demonstrated their S-3Bs' multi-mission capabilities by conducting low level operations over Kuwait, anti-surface surveillance, over-the-horizon targeting, live and inert ordnance drops, and mining exercises. In cooperation with British and Turkish allies, the Maulers led numerous anti-subarmine warfare (ASW) exercises, with squadron members “crossdecking" to involved submarines to get a feel for being among the hunted, rather than being the hunter. Other highlights included bombing runs north of Kuwait City on the Udari bombing range, gulf surface search missions, and precision mining. Throughout this arduous time. VS-32 Maulers maintained an exceptionally high state of readiness, along with high morale. These are the world famous VS-32 Maulers, the ASW leaders of the Fleet. LCDK Brule Bole § jj, j£ f LCDR Raymond Davis LCDR Jeffrey Ellwood LCDR Frank Glanino I IXDR Bradley Smith 5m £o r _ • • I.T Mark Bayly LT Jeff Britton LT David Bush LT William Crawford LT Darrell Edwards L AVCM Douglas Howell ATCS Tern-1 laves AECS David Hughey ADCS Douglas Jeffrey ATCS Walter Morrison AECS Rodolfo Santiago ATCS Gary Woodhams YNC Rolx-rt Ball AMHC Mark Billings ATC(AW) David Carroll AOC Pablo Cotto AMEC Jon Ely AMEC William Frazier AMHC Michael Michcll AWC David Polanco AMHC Kenneth Ravenscroft AWC Steven White AM HI (AW) Russell Anderson. Jr. AMSl Andrew Bogackt ATI Charles CorleyAMS1 Tracy Rcctenwald ADI CurtisSmith AW 1 John Smith ADI Gregory Weatherington ATI Bryan Wilson AW 1 Mark Wood ADI Scott Wright A02 David Bomgardncr AD2 William Brown AMS2 Robert Catoe AMS2(AW) Kensot Choo Quan AK2 DcMclvin ClarkeAE2(AW) James Sehuermann AMS2 Charlie Singleton A02 Norman Stafford AMH2 Charles Taylor PN2 Milton Ware AMS2 Thomas Wood AT2 Pablo Vasquez YN3 Gary Adams AT3 Kenneth Barefleld AK3 Mark Birmingham AD3 Steven Butsack AE3 Joseph Cochrane AK3 JAmes Daniels A03 Edward Driscoll HM3 Joseph Edouard AD3 Christopher Goglfa AT3 Randolph Green AE3 Herbert Gurley AMS3 Scott Hamilton AMS3 Jeff Harrell AE3 John Hermandorfer AD3 Cony Hull AMS3 Darren Jones AM S3 Kenneth Knight AK3 Michael LeoneAN Wayne Curtis ADAN William Dennis AMMAN Cedric Dunn AN Scan Etchenbcrgcr AKAN Eloy Fernandez AN Clinton Flcig ASAN Charles Harvey AMEAN Marty Haugh ADAN Patrick Hill ATAN Robert Hogan AZAN George Huffstetlcr AN Billy Jarreau AN Dave Johnson AMSAN William Jones AEAN Rodney Laramie VAQ-137 "Rooks" THE VAQ-137 “Kooks' arc the electronic warfare experts aboard USS AMERICA (CV-66). They arc the only West Coast squadron attached to Carrier Air Wing ONE. and have been part of the CV-66 CVW 1 Team since 1987. Homeported in the Northwest’s IHigct Sound at NAS Whtdbey Island. Washington, the KOOKs have been providing the licet with state-of-the-art electronic warfare, flying the EA-6B Prowler since their commissioning in 1973. The EA-6B's electronic countermeasures (ECM) system degrades the capabilities of hostile air defense networks, while its high speed, anti-radiation missile (HARM) targets specific enemy radars for destruction. The squadron has five EA-6B ICAP-2 aircraft assigned, and is commanded by CDR Ken Krcch. VAQ-137 was recently awarded the 1991 CNAL Battle Efficiency 'E' for excellence In electronic warfare, and a 1991 CNO Safety 'S' for completing its mission with an outstanding safely program. The maintenance department is the largest within VAQ-137. Responsible for the upkeep of the squadron's five Prowlers, the maintenance crews work long hours to make sure all aircraft systems are up and ready for any situation. The effort and expertise of the KOOK maintenance team make KOOK Jets the finest EA-6Bs In the licet. The operations department handles the 'big picture through optimum use of squadron assets, aircrew, and aircraft. By keeping an even tempo and making sure all squadron and air wing requirements arc satisfied, operations ensures the ROOKs will be where they arc needed to achieve both their mission and the air wing mission. The folks in the electronic warfare department arc the undisputed EW experts in VAQ-137. The EW team ensures the correct tactics for the employment of the EA-6B systems arc provided to air crew. By making sure updated intelligence and effective radar Jamming tec hniques, and HARM tactics, are always available, the EW department keeps the ROOKs and Carrier Air Wing ON E one step ahead of any enemy. The administrative department provides the paperwork 'backbone of the ROOK team. Since the key to VAQ-137's organizational excellence Is the communication link between its parts, the admin department is central to the ROOKs success. Last and certainly not least Is the ROOK safety department. Safety Is truly 'JOB 1' with the ROOKs because no program could be considered successful if its members get hurt. The KOOK safety department has taken on a large responsibility. Not only do they monitor shipboard and aircraft maintenance safety, they also ensure air crew follow correct operating procedures and use their aircraft in the best, safest way possible. LCDK Stephen Hassett LCDR John Izx-kler LCDR Michael McNeills LCDR Roy Smith LCDR Doug Terry LT Burton Anderson LT Allen Assel LT Timothy Biller I,TUG Stephen Ural CVV03 Dennis England AFCM Steven Dangel PRCM Peter Rickct AMSC(AW) Jeffery Brown ATCS(AW) Steven Davenport AMHCIAW) John Brewer ATC Ray O'Neal AZC Barry Prince ADC Jeffery Wallace AEC Michael Washington AOl Mark Bcrquisl AMI 11 Robert BlanchardATI John Wangclin AMS 1 James Williams ATI JcfTYoder AMS2 Wendell Bacon AZ2 Paul Barnett AD2 Edgar Bernardo YN2 Jose Capellan AD2 Alfredo del-aGarza AT2 Michael Flcury IS2(AW) Jere Gates AK2 Edwin Goins AT2(A V) Joseph Hurley AME2 David Hendrickson AMS2 Edward Lane AE2 James Lasalle 566¥ 568 AMS3 Edward Eaton AD3 James Ftshcr A03 Eddie Fry AM S3 Michael Fumich AT3 Daniel Gordon AMS3 Andrew Green AT3 Brian Johnston AE3 Birchcl Jordon f R3 K Lancaster AMS3 Todd Lang AD3 Jamie LcBlanc AT3 John Matuk ATS Andrew McMillan PR3 Kevin Moss MS3 Ceasar Nucum AM S3 Bill Parklson AME3 Gary l rlsk AT3 Joe Kicks IIM3 Johnny Sacco PR3 Steven Shipley AT3 Clarence Signer AD3 Chris Sparks ADS Robert Spruicl! AT3 Charles Whitaker ADS Ernest WilliamsAMMAN Mark Hougcn ATAN JcfT Howard AM SAN Mario Jones AMSAN Donald LaGronc AN Robert Mayo AEAN David Noble AN Jose Ramirez AMSAN Christopher Rcalme AN Jose Rodriguez ATAN Bryant Rowe ATAN Patrick Sheeks A KAN Christopher Smith 2ZZ2SLCDR Christopher Gregerson LT Glen Ackcrmann LT Michael Carambas LT Alan Carlson LT David Greer LCDR John Bowser LCDR Martin Church LCDR Larry Etter VAW-123 "Screwtops" The Screwtops of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123. also known as VAW-123. provide the AMERICA battle group with airborne early warning (AEW). command, control, and communications and battle management. Using powerful sensors, the squadron's E 2C Hawkeye aircraft extends the battle group detection ranges far beyond shipboard ranges, and assists the battle group commander with tactical planning. During the recent deployment, the squadron provided numerous services to the battle group, including AEW. close air control when in the Arabian Gulfs constricted waters, and guarding against possible attack when AMERICA and her accom -panying ships were in the Gulf. I fifthly trained and skilled Serewtop squadron members also played key roles in the success of numerous exercises the battle group engaged in throughout the deployment. Despite the dedication of the air crews flying the Hawkeye. the aircraft doesn't launch from AMERICA'S deck without many skilled professionals who comprise the squadron. The avionics division maintains and repairs critical electronics systems: the aircraft division maintains the mechanical systems necessary to keep the 53.000-pound E-2C safely airborne. Line division "rats" handle aircraft during critical launch and recovery evolutions, while quality assurance division certifies that all work meets the highest standards possible. Material control provides the numerous parts and supplies for the squadron, while maintenance control orchestrates and prioritizes all production so the Screwtops can meet all their commitments. The administrative division provides for all the personal needs of the squadron, ranging from the always-wclcome mall call, to the cleaning of squadron spaces. Overall, the Screwtops run smoothly because of the dedication of every member of the VAW-123 team, from the commanding officer to the youngest airman. The squadron consists of 36 officers and 122 enlisted men. Through all hands' efforts, the Screwtops remain the finest ASW squadron in the world, as evidenced by its earning the 1991 Battle "E" Efficiency Award, and earning the 1991 Chief of Naval Operations Safety "S" Award: both awards are proudly displayed on each of the squadron's aircraft. AMERICA stays strong because the Screwtops keep watch!AFCM Robert Reed AZCS Jack Bryani ADCS Kenneth Dalton. Jr. ATCSfAW) David Huber AMCS Barry King AMHC Allan Beane ADCIAW1 Leonard Dunlap AMHC Roger Harrison AEC Ronald Lanham AXCIAW1 Richard Sheffield ATC William Weiss AEC Durward Womack YNCfAWl Mike Young AE1 John Bales AZ1 Frank Bass All David Brown ATI Sean Brown A'l 1 Trent Buckner AMH1 Scott Pick AE1 David George578 AZ2 David Warman AE2 Walter Williams AE2 Joe Woods PN2(SW) David Yavin AK3 Ramon Amarines PR3 Robert Bartlett AT3 Derek Brown AD3 John Chuba AD3 Corey Coon AT3 Matthew Edgin AME3 Glenn Cawley 11 M3 Donald Gaines AT3 Dion Hansen AMS3 David Hendrix AZ3 Michael Johnson AZ3 Roger Klcber MS3 Ronald Leavcll AK3 Jeffrey Lcincr AMS3 David McCollumAM SAN Timothy Razee ADAN Richard Fred ley ATAN Thomas Fuller AT AN Blaine Gleason ADAN Santos Guzman AZAN Travis Hackney A KAN Sean Hail AM BAN Fred llcmmc AN Robert Hock. Ill ATAN Marvin Hollingsworth AM BAN Thomas Kreinheder AN Robert Kmg YNSN Anthony Moore AN Craig Osborne ADAN William Packan AMSAN Edward Peck AEAN John Ralicki ATAN Donal Ranney AM KAN Kelvin RogersHS-11 "Dragonslayers" MS-1 I s Dragonslayers fly the SH-3H Sea King helicopter to perform a variety of missions, even though the helicopter's primary mission is all-weather, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) since it was the first helo dcvclped specifically for ASW. The Sea King was also the first helicopter to have a coupler system, which enables it to change from forward flight to a 40-foot hover above the water so it can lower a dipping sonar to locate and track submarines. Along with the dipping sonar, the SH-3H can tow magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) equipment. and can process and relay acoustical data from sonobuoys back to the aircraft carrier. Once a submarine is detected and classified, the Sea King can attack it with hover-launched torpedoes. Along with ASW. the Dragonslayers provide a valued scarch-and-rescuc (SAR) platform for the carrier battle group. During North Star '91 and Med Arabian Cruise 1991-'92. the Dragonslayers performed an unprecedented seven rescues, and numerous other lifesaving medical evacuations. The most prominent rescue was that of three civilians who were shipwrecked at sea for 10 days as a result of Hurricane Bob. Initially spotted by a U.S. Coast Guard C-130. the civilians were ultimately rescued from shark-infested waters by a Dragonslaycr helicopter and its crew. They were then evacuated to New York City, where their rescue was covered by the national press. Meanwhile, the SH-311 Sea King helicopter is also a vital logistics platform because of its ability to operate from a variety of platforms, including cruisers, destroyers, and frigates. One important Sea King capability is that of being able to hover over any ship for personnel and logistics transfer, and to recicvc fuel while hovering above specially configured combatants through helicopter In-flight refueling (HIFR). which greatly extends the endurance and range of the Sea King during extended ASW and SAR missions. North Star '91 and Advanced Phase gave the Dragonslayers a considerable amount of training with NATO allies. Including British. Spanish, and German forces. This was highlighted by a 10-day. ‘round-the-clock ASW exercise during which submarines tested their skillsagainst the carrier and its ASW capabilities. While some submarines were able to penetrate the carrier's outer screen, when they attempted to move Into the optimum firing position. HS-11 Dragonslayers would detect them. There were thus no successful attacks against the carrier, thanks thanks the Dragonslayers' ASW expertise. Med '92 also afforded the squadron rare opportunities to work on ASW training with British and Turkish diesel-powered submarines. at one point being surprised when a submarine was discovered threateningly close to the carrier. While the submarine had been ordered to "shoot" the carrier. HS-11 was there, thwarting the attempt. Along with ASW training. the Dragonslayers were also afforded the opportunity to practice low level training flights in Greece and Kuwait. Kuwait also presented the opportunity for Dragonslayers air crews to use some advanced technology in conjunction with their daily combat search-and-rescuc missions. They used night vision goggles, a new "down air crew" locating system, and the global position system to locate simulated downed aviators in the Kuwaiti desert. Arabian Gulf operations also enable Dragonslaycr crews to hone their newest skill: counter-mine detection. During these missions. HS-11 crews worked with AMERICA'S Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team in simulating a complete mine-detection scenario. Throughout it all. HS-11 Dragonslayers had a 100-perccnt completion rate, thus remaining. "Double One. Second to None." LT Joe Cabricra LT Edward D'Angelo LT Edward Donohoe LT Matthew Hcmplc LT Joseph KingADCS Bruce Martlndale AECS Robert Williams AMHC John Braun YNC Garry Coston AM SC Darreil Gamer AEC(AW) Kenneth Hicks ATC Anthony Parks AWC(AW) David Peters AM SC (AW) Patrick Porter ADC Miguel Sanchez AXC Timothy Williams AMS1 Robert Armstrong AE1 David Aube PR1 Robert Baker ATI William Bland PNl(SW) William Brown AD 1 Delbert Cody AS1 Lawrence Dieter AE1 (AW) Timothy Frantzen AZ1 Ray Holder 586AZ2 Charlie Goodin AZ2 Terry Gore AE2 Joseph Helslcy AW2 Andrew Hughes AW2 William Johnson AMH2 Alfredo Martinez YN2 Brian Moore MS2 Riekv Oslx nie AE2 Socorro Pereira AW2 Bobby Powell A02 Dean Robinson AE2 Robert Salerno. IV r.KsYN3 Tracey Farmer AMS3 Lester Gipson AMS3 Steven Labosky AT3 Todd Lacker AZ3 Robert Lewis AK3 John Lindsey AW3 Michael Loftus AK3 Eugene Mackey AE3 Alstair McIntyre AZ3 Steve Miller AMH3 Robert Mobley AK3 Danny Mussetter AW3 Conn Ozvldenko AMH3 Raymond Pascarclla. Jr. AK3 Tong Phan AZ3 Mark Rock AW3 Christopher Sanders AE3 Robert Santiangclo AW3 Brian SicoliAN Scot l Fowler AMMAN Nicolas GaiUut AA Jeffrey Galgoci AZAN Brian Cannon AN Sidney Glllilan AN Craig Gunderson AN Lewis Hicks A DAN Charles Holmes AZAN David Holmes AN William Johnson AN Mark Larson FRAN Peter Ivcardl AMMAN Christian I-cgault AN Von Little AN William Longman ADAN Gabriel Michel ADAN William Miles AN Lee Miller AEAN Keith Monroe AN BienvenidoCDR Maurice Gallagher CDR SooU Kec CDR Philip Puckett CDR Robert Russell I .CDR Donald Calloway LCDR Carlos Del Toro I.CDR Ernest Dobson l.CDR Stephen Foster LCDR Anthony Galanides LCDR Michael Mulcahy LCDR Gregory N'osal LCDR Robert Ryan LCDR Eugene Valcndo LCDR James Wlrwille LT Christopher Gallagher LT Julio Gonzalez LT John Livingston. Jr. LT Norbert Melniek LTJG Carl Hoy LTJG James Parker CW02 James Gipson ABCM Philip Duby AVCM Nelson Evans AZCM(AW) Gene Jette SHCM Rolando Salvancra r-V IS1 Joseph Winfrey! SK2 Kendrick Alfred A'P2 Jeffrey Althof A02 Jay Blakeslcc CT02 Lawrence Channel AT2 Tom Crawford AK2 Joseph Elliot MM2 Robert Galantc PH2 Jeff McConnell A02 Lawrence McElroy PC2 Roger Northwood DI 2 Richard Orr AS2 Eric Puraincn AW2 Troy Rankin MM2 Israel Santillan AE2 Jon Smith AT2 John Stoughton AT2 Ross Walls A02 James Watkins RM2 Rodney Welch f ll 596WTSN Michael Danko LCPL Willard Dickey RMSN Donnell Edwards EMFN Marvin Heath AN Gregory Jones. Jr. ISSN Charles McMillan AKAN Dcdrick Middleton RMSN Jean Roberts AEAN Bemabe Rosario SMSN Timothy Turner RMSA Michael Arbuckle RMSA Blnic Blick AKAA Kenneth Bousquet ATAA Jonathan Cassidy PFC William Clark WTSA Michael Colton RMSA Shawm Cutting ASAA Roy Fajutrao DA Robert Kyres. Jr. FA Anthony Landingham I I 598 fEnlisted Warfare Specialists Med PG 1-92 Surface (ESWS) Aviation (EAWS) ICCS Leo M. BUkc A02 Monty J. Nixon SMCM Michael J. Weiner ABHI Sidney M. Foggie ASC Stephen D. Dugan AT2 Ransom Culbertson SKCS Edgardo Evangelista AOI Paul Bradley AB1IC Reynaldo M. Marin AE2 James E. Schuermann AWCS Mark A. Effingcr AOI Donald R. Wilson ATC Christopher L. Rick IS2 Virgil G. Calaldi FCCS Ricky Barrows AOI James A. Carter ICC Marty A. Oakley AT2 C.E. Broussard HMCS Clinton J. Adams AT2 Brian A. Harding MMC Robert D. Borowski BT2 Quincy L. Baker HMC William C. Constant IS2 Virgil G. Cataldi MMC Kenneth J. Margetak HT2 Clark j. Hill AOC James E. Greene AT2 John A. Krisciunas ICC Mark B. McNeill MM2 Spencer E. Martin HTC 1-arrv W. Tankerslcy AD2 Roger L. McClure BTC Kenneth R Nlarchant DP2 Lawrence H. Alder MMC Peter J. Bloomfield ABH2 Jon A. Larson BTC Lee A. Noriega FC2 Michael Childress RMC Ricky Mclvcr SM2 David Kaiser MMC Kevin M. Shcerin ET2 Keith M. Dave AZC Ruben A. Watson ET2 Alfred E. Harmon EWC Stanley M. Thomas FC2 Roltert I). Griffith ABEC Stephen N. Palmer QM2 Jervis L. Bennett AC1 Michael J. French DS2 Robert E. Miller N :( Martin Ray Kesncr AT2 Kevin F. Martin ET1 RondlcJ. Keffer DS2 Brian L. Patterson ISC Anthony A. Castncr AC2 Paul Kite AZ1 David P. Stanton FC2 Craig S. Rotarius AKI David E. Lee AC2 I arc R. Weathcrbec LNl Ronald J. Pieper F.T2 Dean A. Schamorc DM1 Leslie A. Crookc ET2 Paul Stephens AMS1 Gary L. Ilardnetl SK2 Herman A. Frazier SMI Jack S. Peterson MA2 John R. McNabb ATI Larry M. Pitzer AMS3 Johnny Baez PR1 R.F. Williamson AT2 C.E. Broussard ATI Eric J. Babin ATS Eric B. Baker ATI Robert H. Banner AT2 Reginald J. Bolton AZ1 Willis Jackson.Jr. AES Emigdio Rivera AOI Charles W. Ensinger AS2 Jorge Cifucntes AVVI James R. Vaughan PNS Kirk R. Rauch OS1 J. Williams AES Emigdio Rivera AKI Kenneth L. Richmond QMS Dustin W. Weist ABF1 Ronald W. Weber QMS Dustin W. Weist BM1 Robert J. Abels FC3 Marcus S. Smith ABE1 LariyJ. Wainscott PNS Stephen G. Connally BMI William P. Hooper HTS Raymond V. Clark OS1 Geoffrey C. Decker ATS Joseph M. Ford BMI George Jarsis, Jr. MAS Mark A. Taylor ATI Emmett F. Tcdcsco ANISS Christopher Vargas HT1 Paul Burnette HM3 Richard F.. Clements LNl Carlos Saldiv.u FCS Marcus S. Smith MM1 Howard A. Shiver DSS Clyde C. Bender AKI Warren A. Rainey ADS Ramon Encarnation ENI Timothy Tregoning FCS Anthony F. Wiggins FC1 Timothy S. Shipman ATS Donald C. Marshall EW1 Timothy M. Duncan RM1 Franklin M. Beech FCS John C. Fanning DSI John O. Gibson AW 1 George J. Cost. IV ATS David Martin OS1 Harold Herskowitz ICI Darry l D. Eldon AEAN .Anthony E. Brown DSI Daniel G. Wayinack ISI Wyndcl F. Hedrick N Mohamet! A. Nawfer DPI Winfred T. Robinson ADI James R. Toscano EMI Steven G. Sorenson AOI Ronald Carpenter RNI2 Paul N. Nadeau BT1 William A. Fisher BM2 Cesar R. 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