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Show Hide text for 1990 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 104 of the 1990 volume: “ .a. ntf. i c« INTRODl PORTS ( THANKS FACES CROSSII OPERAT DC DAY CPOINIl DESERT MOREF MAILCi INTRODUCTION 2 PORTS OF CALL 10 THANKSGIVING 24 FACES 25 CROSSING THE LINE 26 OPERATIONS 31 DC DAY 46 CPO INITIATION 47 DESERT SHIELD 48 MORE FACES 50 MAIL CALL 51 TABLE OF COnXEMTS COMBAT SYSTEMS 52 HALLOWEEN 66 BEER BARGE 67 ENGINEERING 68 AIR DETACHMENT 78 SUPPLY 81 SHIPS WE HAVE KNOWN 87 SHIPMATES 88 AWARDS 91 OPERATION TIGER ' 90 92 HOMECOMING! 94 CREDITS 96 f h IMTRODUCTIOri Why the sea? What can posess a person to leave behind his family and home for a life of hazard and hardship? it is something that cannot be put into mere words; it must be experienced. Maybe it is the travel; to visit places only told about in storybooks and old sailor ' s tales. Or maybe the comradeship that develops between a sailor and his shipmates. Or the challenge and satisfaction of overcoming the hardships that make up the sailors dally routine at sea. Some men choose the sea to answer the call to duty; to serve their God, flag and country. Others need a change from their everyday life; from the boredom and restlessness that tends to overtake the unwary. And there are still others, biding their time to save money or prepare for school or the outside world in general. Some may seek the excitement of going into harms way; to feel the rush of adrenaline and the smell of gunpowder. Sea-Fever I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky. and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, and the wheel ' s kick and the wind ' s song, and the white sail ' s shaking, and a grey mist on the sea ' s face and a grey dawn breaking. I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; and all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, and the flung spray and the blown spume. and the sea-gulls crying. I must go down to the seas again to the vagrant gypsy life to the gull ' s way and the whale ' s way where the wind ' s like a whetted knife. and all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover. and a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick s over. It is a totally different life at sea. The envi- ronment is fast paced and dynamic with no two days the same. Then the routine may become boredom and monotony. But, as a sailor there are always things to do, places to see, and people to meet. Things that few civilians may get the chance to exper- ience. For countless generations before us, men have answered the call of the seas. Whether to explore and discover, trade or fish, the seas have always known man. And as long as there is an ocean, man will continue to answer that call. So why the sea? The answer is not tangible without experiencing the salt spray on your face, seeing the sun set over a calm ocean then watching the stars come out in the cry- stalline sky as the Milky Way unveils before your eyes. Only a sailor can answer that question. i LAWRENCE E. EDDinQFIELD COMMAnDIMQ OFFICER a The en smicwithf. ' ouline mi I). Bui, as io do, placi 1119s 11131 atotJipt fcnius, ira os, «ietly tor fish, I). And as to, I continue: not ungili .,.ciisWo answei Zaptain Lawrence Eddingfield was bom in Alhambra, California. He jraduated and received his commission through the MROTC program at I he University of Idaho in 1967. !Mis first ship was the USS FRAMK KFIOX (DDR 742) where he served as :he CIC and Operations Officer, completing forward deployments to the iVestem Pacific and Southeast Asia. In 1970 he was ordered to USS DASH ;mSO 428) as Executive Officer. On DASH, he completed an unescorted deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Following graduation from Destroyer School in hewport, Rhode Island, Captain Eddingfield served in USS JOSEPH STRAUSS (DDQ 16) as Chief Engineer, deploying throughout the Western Pacific. From 1974-1977 he I served as an instructor in the riROTC unit at Oregon State University, iCorvallis. . ' In 1978, following graduation from the Maval War College, he was as- jsigned to the Spruance Destroyer USS KIMKAID (DD 965) as Executive fiOfficer. Aboard KIMKAID, he deployed to Westem and Southem Pacific. He was next assigned to the Office of the Assistant CnO for Surface Warfare as the DD963 DDQ993 Program Coordinator. In 1982, he attended the national Defense University ' s Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and then received his Masters Degree from George Washington University. In June 1982, he assumed command of USS HEWITT (DD 966), making the first deployment of the TASS System to the Indian Ocean. Following his initial Command tour. Captain Eddingfield was assigned as Deputy Senior Member for Qas Turbines and Diesels on the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet Propulsion Examining Board. In May 1989, Captain Eddingfield assumed command of AFITIETAM. The ship completed extensive Pacific operations during PACEX 89 as AAWC for three different Battle Groups and as Force AAWC for Battle Force, Seventh Fleet. Captain Eddingfield ' s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Med- al (two Stars), the navy Commendation Medal (one Star) and the Mavy Achievement Medal. He is married to the former Barbara Jean Amt, and reside with their two sons, Larry and Ryan, in Rancho Penasquitos, Califor- nia. I COMMAnOER JAMES, Q. STAVRIDIS, USN EXECUTIVE OFFICER, USS AHTIETAM (CQ 54) F( Fccni Why is this man smiling? Commander Stavridis is a 1976 graduate of the U.S. riaval Academy and a native of Florida. Following his commis- sioning, he was assigned as the ASW Officer aboard USS HEWITT (DD 966). Following his initial tour, Commander Stavridis served as the Propulsion and Electrical OfTicer in USS FORRESTAL (CV 59). Duty in the Strategic Concepts Group (OK-603) on the cnOs Staff followed, where he worked as a strategic planner. Commander Stavridis then earned a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) and a Doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a concentration in in- ternational studies and was awarded the Qullion Prize as Outstanding Student in 1983. He concurrently completed the riaval War College junior course via the Center for Continuing Education. Following Surface Warfare Officer School, where he fin- ished as class Honorman, he reported to USS VALLEY FORGE (CG 50), where he served as the Operations Offi- cer. Commander Stavridis then served on the personal staff of the Chief of l aval Operations as a strategic and long range planner on the cno Executive Panel (OP-OOK) prior to relieving as Executive Officer in USS Af TIETAM (CQ 54). Me has won the Arleigh Burke Award, the Admiral John Sides Award for ASW and several writing prizes. Mis awards include the Meritorious Service Award, the Piavy Commen- dation (3) and the navy Achievement Medal. Commander Stavridis is married to the former Laura Elizabeth Mall. They reside in Palos Verdes with their daughter, Christina Anne. Sjsteni 7«)as %a: Supetvi tunied 5KRa In June ' ' ' aitiini " lenibe FCCM(SW) CLiriTOn E. TATRO COMMAND MASTER CHIEF FCCM (SW) Tatro entered the navy in March 1975 and attended Boot Camp in San Diego. After graduation, he reported to Great Lakes, Illinois for FT " A " and Fire Control System MK 56 " C " schools, in August 1976, he reported to USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8). After completing a Western Pacific deployment, he reported to the USS SOUTHERLAPiD (DD 743) as a rrQ2. After a short tour onboard SOUTHERLAriD, he reported to Combat Systems Technical Schools Command, Mare Is- land for training. In September 1978, he was assigned as an FTM2 to USS JOSEPH STRAUSS (DDQ 16) as Work Center Supervisor for the AN SPQ-51C Missile Radars. Following his second WESTPAC deployment. Master Chief Tatro re- turned to CSTSC Mare Island as an instructor for the SPQ- 51C Radar " C " school. In June 1985, he attended the MK 92 " C " school at Fleet Training Center, San Diego. After training, he reported as a member ofthe commissioning crew for USS FORD (FFQ54), Just another Sunday UMRCP home-ported in Long Beach, serving as FORD ' S Ordnance Division Leading Chief Petty Officer, and later as the FORD ' S Command Senior Chief. During this tour, he acted as Weap- ons Control Officer during convoy escort, patrol, and sur- veillance operations during FORD ' S first deployment in the Persian Gulf. Master Chief Tatro ' s second shore tour was as Assistant Director ofthe Family Service Center at Naval Station Long Beach, California. He assumed duties as Command Master Chief onboard APITIETAM in May 1990. Master Chief Tatro ' s personal awards include the Mavy Commendation Medal, the Mavy Achievement Medal (two Stars), the Good Conduct Medal (two Stars, consecutive), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Humanitar- ian Service Medal. He is married to the former Tracy Lynne Hopper and they currently live with their children; son Chris and daughter Shannon, in San Pedro, California. DEPARTURE FROM tl( HANDS, MAPI THE RAILS. " " SinQLE UP ALL LIMES. " UMDERWAY FOR WESTPAC 1990. SHIFT COLORS. " Ii HOMEPORT LOriQ BEACH Leaving is never easy, i o matter how many times it ' s been done before, saying good bye is al- ways an emotional experience. Departing isn ' t easy for anyone, but everyone onboard is antici- pating the joumey ahead; new faces, far away places, and once in a lifetime experiences. For some crew members, it will be their first crossing of the Interna- tional Date Line into the realm of the Golden Dragon and across the equator through King Piep- tune ' s domain. For others, it will be a chance to revisit familiar places, to re-new old friendships and maybe start new ones. And for a few, this will be their final voyage across the Pacific. But one thing is guaranteed; this will be remembered by all. THE ADVEFITURE BEGINS TRAnSIT TO We were finally on our way to do the job we had pre- pared for so long. While in transit to the Seventh Fleet, we would use the time to train, rehearse, and perfect all of our procedures for conducting business at sea. Although we weren ' t look- ing forward to the long days and nights at sea, we were anxious to prove we could do the job better than any- one out there. Which we did. u A water spout off the coast of the Philippine Islands r A-18 HORriET r-14 TOMCAT I this Is not my idea of fun Sunset from a different angle owwa) had prj. Tiile« time lures [()■ isatsei It loot ongdaji we wen e coyii hat) an). liicliK iWESTPAC IO PERSIAn QULF m wn SMI Lenny Jackson takes an order for pizza. nci Larry Frame drops in on us. . • • » This was as close to Singapore as we would get for a while. PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII THE FIRST TIME Pearl Harbor, our first port of call of the cruise. After finishing READIEX and BQE, we were ready for a break. The first port usually sets the pace and flavor for the rest of the deployment and this one was no exception. We were only in port for a day and a half, but we used the time to stretch our legs. When one thinks of Hawaii, images of palm trees, Waikiki, tourists in flower shirts and grass skirts al- ways come to mind. Pearl Harbor is also the home of the Mid-Pacific Fleet and the Memorial. It was the last chance for 6 months for us to have a chance to walk on American soil. CLOCKWISE EROM TOP: Diamond Head Crater is the backdrop for the Honolulu sky- line. Dress Ship on the Fourth of July. The ancient Hawaiian mode of transportation. The crystal blue waters of Haunama Bay. FC5 Jack Brockmeier at the beach. SUBIC BAY, R.P. Subic Bay, Republic of the Philip- pines, was our first overseas port of call. Security was tight due to the recent unrest, but that didn ' t stop us from having a good time. Some of us relaxed with some of that worid-famous San Miguel beer; oth- ers took advantage of the bases ex- cellent recreational facilities and there were several department and division parties. But it wasn ' t all play either. There were more than a few upkeep pro- jects conducted by the shipyard. The Air Det conducted phase main- tenance on the Lonewolves. And, as usual we trained. When we departed Subic Bay, we thought we were on our way for a few months of routine operations in the Indian Ocean. We were ready for just about anything. M -ROM THE TOP CLOCKWISE: Streetlife in DIongapo City. ABOVE RIGHT; A U.S. pa- rol boat escorts us into Subic Bay after a raining exercise. RIGHT: At the Ol Divi- sion party in the Barrio, OSl Russ Has- ion, OS3 Phil Motoike, and OS2 Tim • aso do their Larry, Moe, and Curty im- nression. ABOVE: LT (jg) " Charmin ' ' llarmon Pansier and Ens Jim Hunsaker sample the local flavor. DUBAI, UniTED ARAB EMIRATES Our first real stop in the gulf for liberty was Dubai, UAE. Dubai is the second largest emirate and the acknowledged commercial center in the UAE. It has developed rapidly since its independence with the massive in- vestment of its considerable oil revenues, resulting in modern roads, shopping cen- ters, hospitals, and hotels. Because the UAE is an Islamic country, the skylines of the cities and villages are dotted ; with numerous and beautiful mosques. Prayer call can be heard five times a day. One o( Dubai ' s many Mosques, or Moly place lU-sidc Ihc pool with OSJ .C. Jones 1 hurston 12 DCS Paul Ferguson enjoys one of parks DCrn Carlof Lopez and a camel downtown. Rest, relaxation and a couple of brews ABU DHABI UniTED ARAB EMIRATES Abu Dhabi is a study in contrast between traditional Arab values and western in- fluences, it is the largest and wealthiest of the seven states which comprise the UAE, and is the capital city and home to the President of the UAE. Abu Dhabi, which means " Land of the Gazelle, " claims to have the highest per capita income in the world, all from its oil revenues. ANTIETAM crewmembers had a chance at some excellence shopping, a Pizza Hut, and a rare glimpse of the Arab world. Id ■ . iS Modem Skyscrapers Beautiful Fountains grace the Corniche that borders the waterfront. A common and popular pastime overseas An Aral) Mosque The Marketplace, or Souk, downtown BAHRAIN Bahrain is an independent Arab state and is the most densely populated country in the south- ern Persian Gulf. The country is an international trading, bank- ing, oil and communications center. There is also a flour mill, fishing, and construction of oil well heads and building materi- als. Bahrain was our first stop in the gulf, getting our turnover while at anchorage. Before our first overnight liberty, we had several stops for fuel and stores. The shopping was good, and the Piz- za Hut did a brisk business. ABOVE: A tower from a local mosque. UPPER RIQMT: The Al Eaten Grand Mosque and Islamic Centre. MIDDLE RIGHT: TM3 nee! Torres and a road sign. BOTTOM RIGHT: Arad Fort. BELOW: AnTIETAM at SItrah Anchorage. SIMQAPORE Singapore in panorama-East meets West in a Grand Fashion After 90 days on station in the Gulf, AriTIETAM was ready for some real liberty, and Singapore was just the place for it. Singapore lies at the mouth of the Straits of Malacca, one of the busiest waterways in the world, that all ships, east or west bound, must pass through. Every day, numerous ships can be seen anchored out, with small boats ferrying people and cargo back and forth. Trade is the mainstay of the economy, but indus- try is still a major em- ployer of the islands population. The people of Singapore are of a wholly immigrant origin; there is no local national culture. The influence of the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians, the Japa- nese, and the British are seen everywhere. We started our Christ- mas shopping, called home, relaxed, and basi- cally enjoyed ourselves. Some pictures need no words Animals that never jump the fence CITY OF Lions Sentosa Island is a mere stones throw from Singapore proper. It is home to tourist attractions, 2 golf courses, and breathtaking beauty. It was also used by the Japanese during WW II to defend the shipping lanes in the Strait of Malacca. As you can see, the tram is very heavily protected from attack i 4 m 3 i i s H 9 ' IP TT k L. I Hlift i= k= Aii m B i ■■H 1 iwiyHii H Liberty can make anyone smile no where but up in Singapore Chief D and the Merlion 19 fi.;.: an s f . %}ai t-.B. " .--— ■7 LA © ' - fi pap -.— . Singapore is expected to be the next Hong Kong and already has the economic base to make it hap- pen. Some of the guys here are adding to that base with a little power shopping. Christmas is a huge celebration around the world and Singapore is not to be out- done, as you can tell. But its not even Thanksgiving yet Singapore has great shopping, just ask these guys TM3 Karl Jones lakes a breather 20 SKCS Ed Laxa and Enc Jose de Leon touring HoriQ KoriQ The history of Hong Kong is longer than that of the colony itself. The cession of the island was confirmed in the Treaty of Hanking in 1842, and Hong Kong was, from the start, estab- lished as a free port, open to all. The govemment of Hong Kong derives its authority from a letter patent and royal instructions issued from London. It is governed by a governor, assisted by an executive and a legis- lative council. The British Crown Colony of Hong Kong com- prises an area of approximately 1,013 sq km (391 sq mi) and ncludes the island of Hong Kong and a section of the main- and which is divided between Kowloon and the leased terri- tories. This and the next two pages depict our adventure and pleasures in this exciting port-of-call. Ah, cool and refreshing! A touch of home on a busy street Bb H hT ' HJi ukJ K I H m 01 HaJBHH9 mm » Bbq 2 ' m --.- 21 Hong Kong shoreline by night. Breathtaking! Well, if you asked me! 22 The central city o( Hong Kong. World l.imous Stanley Market village. A Trip To Hong Kong Is Not Complete Without A Visit To Neighboring China Spt it t ' r TrKS inmt zw r ' ?9o f MSI Rejuso, MSCS Quiambao, SM2 Walker, and DCFM Lopez with dinner ICC (SW) Wilson cuts the bird. Thanksgiving was celebrated while w were at anchor in Hong Kong tiarbo The meal presented to the crew by ol Pacific PiEY Award winning galley wa the traditional turkey dinner with all th trimmings, with shrimp cocktail to stai off with and finishing up with pumpkin and mincemea pies. MSCS Quiambao and his staff did an OUTSTAMC iriQ job preparing this feast. All that was missing wa. the traditional football game REnOEZVOUS WITH 4 i I ' ,i r. • 1 IS i55 W Kr ' " " Ttf % . l v ' m !■ ' - . ' t 7 m K xm !■ ' - " " y y ' ' h- M II l£t ' ' : ig 71 ■■r m In the time-honored tradition of sea going men everywhere, the Officers and Crew of AMTIETAM observed the sacred rites of " Crossing the Line on July 29th, while the Battle Group was operating in the southern Indian Ocean. The days leading up to the ceremony were full of anticipation for both the Trusty Shell- backs and slimy wogs alike. Everyone involved spent many hours preparing for the day; the Trusty Shellbacks in making their costumes and the slimy wogs wondering just what lays in store for them when they met MEPTUMUS REX, Ruler of the Raging Main. The Captain and his dog A Shellback with an attitude wog dog MAC i 3 His Royal Majesty. King Meptune 26 riEPTUMES REX MISS POLLYWOQ • • The contestants line up but mine are bigger! . ' Mows my hair? They may be bold now, but wait til later And the winner is NEXT! Meptunes Bride Davy Jones and his scribes n Praying won t help 28 Air wogs The Royal Doc and his patient Mow was I to know it was Meptunes wife?!? Dessert ggp?»-- 1 Say AHH-H Bobbing for cherries, the wog way Ho thanks, I already had lunch Shellbacks doing their sacred duty EW2 Dolbee doesn ' t seem to be enjoying himself All the slimy wogs were mustered on the foe sle for indoctrination, then passed through a gauntlet of Shellbacks, the gloomy weather mirroring the wogs mood. After meeting with Davy Jones, they went in front of heptunus Rex to beg for mercy. After sentencing, the wogs visited the Royal Baby, then were vaccinated by the Royal Doc before commencing the final test; slithering in the Trough of Truth, bobbing in the Commode of Sorrow (it made some cry) and crawling out the Chute of flumility, they were dunked in the Pool of Cleansing and were properly de- clared Trusty Shellbacks. 30 H s almost over SUPERWOQ survives! OPERATIOnS DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS OFFICER NAVIGATOR CIC OFFICER FIRST LIEUTENANT LT Mark Wenzel rt. Walton Beach, FL ELECTRONIC WARFARE LT Scott ST. Pierre Salem, MA COMMUNICA TIONS LTJQ Tony Encinias Walsenburg, CO ASSISTANT NAVIGATOR LT James Cole Bowling Green, KY e Operations Department is responsible the safe operation of the ship at sea; all ties of communications including visual ad radio message, the operation and main- fa lance of all the deck gear and rigging, naviga- tin, electronic surveillance and intelligence, all liociated administrative tasks, along with the aeration of the Ship ' s Office, Sick Bay and the I ster-at-Arms force. LTJQ Robert Qersh Boston, MA LTJQ Tim Charlesworth newburg, OR EMS James Hunsaker Mission Viejo, CA EMS Kyle Klukas Bensenville, IL CW03 Robert Bradley Houston, TX Rack Ops I ' m the ODD and you ' re not 31 OC DIVISIOri KM 1 Milton Johnson SMl(SW) Leonard A. Jack son Jr. RM2 Joseph J. Rathnaw JUST CHILLin SIGNALMEN perform their com- munications duties on the ships bridge and the signal bridge. They use a wide variety of visual signal methods and voice radio to com- municate with other ships. V V 32 navy Achievement Medal A ne Ttiiid Class I do it with flare. I RM2 Walter E. Lee RM2 Wayne H. Paquette RM2 Roy M. Marewood RM2 Rudolfo B. Mislang RM2 James K. Dedrick W 5 David L. Witherspoon RMSn Vondell E. Jackson RMSn Allen K. Smith RMSn Jason W. Campbell RMSA Trancis R. Connelly 33 FIRST Division BMCS Donald Reed BMl William McCann BM2 Woody Arnett BM2 James Marsingill First Division, also known as Deck Division, is made up of Bosun Mates (BM ' s) and un-desig- nated seamen. The Bosun Mates have been on ships from the beginning, and the BM rate is the senior rate in the riavy. Onboard AMTIETAM, First Division is responsi- ble for most topside spaces, and they supervise the Underway Replenishment Stations and the Flight Deck during flight operations, man the Repair Lockers during General Quarters and man the Lookouts during normal steaming. We also do most of the painting aboard the ship and operate the paint locker. We are also re- sponsible for the upkeep and operation of the CO ' s Gig and the Motor Whaleboat. The job of the ' Deck Ape " is no less important, and First Division is no less proud of the job we do! BM2 Willy Williams BM3 Ullfereti Cialoia BM3 David Matsko BM3 Kobert Warnich SM Lance Altmann SM Anthony Baerga sn Thomas Bruening BMSM Robert Caldwell SM Robert Canady sn Robert Cella SM Ardel Childs sn Robert Cooiey sn John Douglas icm Scan Garcia sn Allan Quesman sn Jeffrey Johnson 35 36 deck division stalwarts prepare for the day head. When there are boats in the water the action is fast and furious. After in- tensive re- search and pains- taking cross- checking of all the facts in the matter I have come to the conclusion that I dont know the answer to your question. MSN Thompson the lookout looks in. necessity is the mother of invention. Jne work is done isn ' t it? So this is liberty. We know he ' s a Gunners Mate, but he sure can drive! Bridge, Aft. There s a big ship out here. and he ' s gaining on us! Deck division bonding kkl CTRC Peter Pierce Hartford, CT. OE02 division is comprised of 8 Cryptologic Technicians and 1 Intelligence Specialist. Their primary mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate intelligence information to the Commanding Officer and the Combat In- fo rmation Center. They man the Ship ' s Signal Exploitation Space, or SSES, and utilize the tactical intelligence system and cryptologic combat support system to assist them in working their magic. Whether the threat is ' Bears in the air " or small patrol boats off the starboard bow, the men of OE02 division are always ready to provide timely intelligence support. OE Division xy CTOl Bruce Polk Jacksonville, FL. ISl Moward Morris Meeker, OK, CTRl David Lutes San Dieao, CA. CTRl Dennis Smith San Diego, CA, CT02 Michael Berger Saginaw, Ml. CTM2 Robert Morris Panama City, FL, CTRSn Richard F.scobedo San Benito, TX. CTOSn James Mattes Auburn, ME. Mowdy, Speedo, and Doctor B, blend into the backciround on the beer barge. 38 Our young Arab brother. and in performance Bruce Polk discovers daylight h Sjili an if o Bjothei: OEOl division is comprised of 6 Electronic Warfare Specialists. Their primary mission is to provide the Commanding Officer and the Tactical Action Officer with real time intelli- gence information gathered from the total electromagnetic spectrum. Their main weap- on is the SLQ-32(V)3 electronic support mea- sures system, a state of the art collection and processing system that can detect virtually any electronic signal. In this age of high tech- nology and long range missiles the profes- sionals of OEOl division are truly the " ears " of the ship. EW2 Chris Crawford Kansas City, MO. EW2 David Dolbee Los Angeles, CA. EWl Mickey Devey Eagle Point, OR. EW3 Ben Medeiros Milo, HI. EWC(SW) Andy Brundage Pensacola, FL. EW3 Mark Savage Lake Mavasu City, AZ. EWSn Scott Mackey Syracuse, MY. I w z A salty hat, a savvy smile, and a silly Mark Savage is shocked at the prices. Scott Mackey Chris Crawford need we say more? sailor. just checks his wallet. OI DIVISION " » OSC (SW) Bill neubauer Torrance, CA OSC (SW) Jay Sheldrake Taylor, Ml OSC Les Qrayblll Millerstown, PA Cal pilots us out OSl Doug Mielsen 0 Rockford, Ml OSl Shaune Putas Seattle, WA Home for Ol Division is Combat Information Center, a dari room with more colored lights than a Christmas display. The OS ' s track and identify surface and air contacts, talk on the radio, control friendly aircraft, and plot subs on the DDRT. CIC also supports the Bridge in numerous functions to ensure the safety of the ship at all times. At sea, " Combat " is always manned, ready at a moments notice to conduct any operation, from Search and Res- cue to AAW. And, of course, theres always fresh coffee OSl Darryn Renwick Penfield, PA OSl Tony Wegner Hampton, I A OS2 (SW) Wally Schreiber Souix City, lA OS2 Chris Hodges Hurt, VA OS2 K.C. Jones Atlantic, lA OS2 Tim Kaso Miles, OH The Three Amigos OS2 Chris T. Brown Clinton, MO OS2 Ken Walker Long Beach, CA 41 ossnn OS2 John AcKlcy OS2 RicK Mensen OS3 Jefl Kovacich VnO norfolk, CT Edmond, OK San Jose. CA OS3 Terry Trdxicr Denver, CO Oi 3 Kjipli Slubbs Birmingham, AL . ' OS3 t ' hil Moloikc La Mabra, CA 42 All this and brains, too. PAShai OSSn Jeff Pratt Denham Springs, LA OSSn Rodney Medina Long Beach, CA OSSn Sean Dickerson Philadelphia, PA OSSM Wayne Bullington MT Pleasant, TX Bongo makes a friend This is how I paid for my new car OSSn Octavio Perez, Jr. El Paso, TX OSSA Rich Taylor College Station, TX — l ' ' Shannon Whitfield I Mew Orleans, LA OSSA Tommy Shephard Akron, OH OSSA John Schwab Colombus, OH OSSA Anthony Luna Dearborne, Ml OSSA Mark Phillip Houston, TX 43 r QMC (SW) rrank Morreale rt. Lauderdale, FL QM2 Mark nelson rairhope, AL QM2 John DuBois Santee, FL fcdhetti NX DEPARTMENT The Big Kahuna return? " Red, right reaving or red, right QM3 Bryant Van Bushirk Savanah, QA r ' V :: A rare moment of civility Although it ' s the smallest, the Executive Department is the most diverse, with seven different ratings included. These include the Yeomen and Personnelmen who handle all the administrative func- tions and run the Ship ' s Office, the Quartermasters who navigate the ship, the Hospital Corpsman who keep us healthy, the Postal Clerk who delivers our mail, and the Command ' s 3M Coordinator, Career Counselor, and Chief Master-at-Arms. Qicnoi 10 into MMC Robert Samson 44 " So you ' re sick huh? well 11M3 Howell Downing Alvarado, TX HM3 Claude Smith El Paso, TX ENCII Ca ' p Unbearably busy QM2 " Bobo " DuBois making plans for the future PMC (SW) John Craig YPIl Terrance Jacobs Denver, CO Yn3 Stanley Robinson Greenville, MS How far can I swim? ' YHSn Joseph Hill Amelia, LA PfiSM Edward Dziwak Burbank, IL i the most Kludc the rathe (line- an§atetlie osul Clerk 101, Career QI C l 1orreale, Qr 3 Traynor, and LT Wenzel navigate us into one of many stops in Bahrain. All Abu Dhabi ' s a stage E1 1C (SW) Efren Lucena lJtS(l1ll I Cavite City, R.P. l C] Larry Frame St. Petersburg, FL Yl Sn Donnell Jenkins Louisville, QA I love this place really DAMAGE COHTROL STAFID DOWFI Damage Control is a normal part of ever- ybody ' s day at sea. With the painful damage control lessons learned from past experiences, no one can afford to overlook the fundamentals or under em- phasize the importance of this day. So we had a DC Day. Everyone rotates through several DC stations; from 2 ' 2 " hose operation and OBA procedures to DC plotting symbology. Besides being a break in the daily at-sea routine to re- fresh our DC skills, we use the DC Day to get some sun and fresh air, splash around in the water, and play with a gi- ant squirt gun. Its a day when every one is reminded that a ship at sea is isolated, with no place to go. IN CHIEF ' S IMITIATIOn AnTlETAMS newest Chiefs On 16 September, while AriTIETAM was on station in the Arabian Qulf, 2 sailors were transformed from dungarees to khakis. It was the 3rd consecutive year AriTIETAM was underway for this solemn and reverent ceremony, a very special day for these two sailors that they will never forget. For on this day, many things besides the color of their uniforms changed; the way they look at life, their attitudes and their position in the chain of command, no longer are they just sailors, but now they are the Chief. They have joined a truly unique fraternity. No other armed force delegates as much responsibility, accountability or trust as the Plavy does to their E-7 thru 9 community. This day was long for everyone involved. After lengthy deliberations, meetings, and councils be- tween all of APITIETAM ' S Chief Petty OPTicers, it was decided by all to indoctrinate and initiate FCl (SW) Roy Phillips and FCl (SW) Derek Hoffmeister into the august and loyal fraternity of the Chief Petty Officer. As promised, it was a day they wall long remember. The Master Chief issues the last minute instructions. 5TQCS (SW) Dave Akans welcomes aboard a new chief OPERATIOn DESERT SHIELD In early August, while AnilETAM was en- route to Diego Garcia, we were turned northwest and told to steam at best speed toward the Arabian Gulf in re- sponse to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The operation quickly gained interna- tional attention and was named Opera- tion DESERT SHIELD. Mexican for lunch What the best dressed sailor is wearing Chamby and ole ' Betsy Alleas License and registration, please DESERT SHIELD became the large! build up of US forces since Viet Fian including the Piavy, Marines, Army, A ' Force, and Coast Guard. Soon, th rest of the world joined in their su| port as navies from Great Britain, Cai ada, the Netherlands, France, Ital and Australia steamed into the gulf t conduct a multi-national blockad against Iraq. 48 stinger missile at the ready Kcpcl all boarders A dhow, the Arab Ashing boat HEY! that ship has women on it Its hard to drink coffee with this thing on AnxiETAM was the first ship outside the gulf to respond, and we continued our patrol for 90 days. We were constantly vigilant, but our worst enemies were the heat and humidity, and the perceived mine and gas threats. We always had our gas masks close by. Boredom was a problem too, but knowing the situation might explo de at any mo- ment kept the crew on its toes at all times. ' • ' fi - 7 hot enough pockets What you get when you cross Rambo and Qumby MORE MAIL CALL! M A M 2 ff ' fl HK i ■ ' Mail Call! Mail Call! ' ing will make the heart beat faster or the breath quicken than the anticipation of mail. Its always an all hands evolution. While we are deployed overseas, it ' s usually the only tie we have to our loved ones, i ail, anything with our name on it, acknowledges the existence of the outside world. AI TIETAI ' s Postal Clerk was busy all cruise, especially in the gulf, where we received over 20000 pounds of mail, averaging out to 500 pounds per man. nothing, not even sliders on Wednesdays can in- crease and maintain mo- rale like a mail call. A labor of love I Oth- Everyone lends a hand J To receive, one must write PC3 Cobbs does his thing 51 COMBAT SYSTEMS DEPARTMEriT COMBAT SYSTEMS OmCER WEAPOMS LCDR Robert Shafer Mission Viejo, CA LT Greg Contaoi Irvine, CA LTJO Del Weihert Columbus, Wl ASSISTAHT rCO Ens Scott Magruder Tallahassee, FL QUMP1ERY I [:ns Joseph Mariano Orange Kark, f ' L 52 EMS West at his best The Combat Systems Department is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the ship ' s combat systems; VLS, computers, radars, and weapons systems. Ens Robert West St. Louis, MO They handle all the weapons and conduct the training for the ship ' s security forces, and man the Smalll Caliber Action Team. SIQ2C The Anti-Submarine Warfare Division consists of two speci- ality ratings; Sonar Techni- cians and Torpedomen. With he threat of submarine attacki owered while in the Arabian ulf, the primary responsibil- ty of hunting and attacking ubmarines took a back seat o defending the ship from mall boat attack and early etection of mines. As the nu- [cleus of the Small Caliber Ac- tion Team, CA Division shifted their emphasis to the threat above the surface of the wa- ter, yet maintained all the tor- pedo handling and launching equipment, as well as the shipboard sonar systems, in- cluding the SQS-53A Mull Mounted Sonar, the SQR-19 jTowed Array and the SQQ-28 onobuoy Processor. STQ2 Charles Lively Birmingham, AL CA Divisiori STQCS (SW) David Akans Detroit, Ml STQC (SW) Nike Boudreau San Diego, CA There ' s sand in my beer ■■ o ..f ' Im J 4 riank 3 enroute to the Gulf STQl Tomm McPleese Seattle, WA STQ2 John Gilliam Orlando, FL STG2 Michael Connors Palm Beach Gardens, FL STG2 Robert Johnson Gods Country, MD 53 STQ2 Jacob Lewis San Diego, CA STQ2 James Qamblln Maiden, MO iB - ' .r ' .a i I . I ■i?t- ' • . ' V - STa3 Pdt Lucck Baudette, MM STCJ3 James Flanagan Downey, CA 5TG3 (SW) Joseph Kelt Williamsburg, Oil 54 I TM3 Karl Jones Qilmer, TX STQ3 Steven Chamberlin La Grande, OR TM3 neil Torres Hormigueros, PR Wl Like Father, Like Son STQSri Michael Straw Qlendale. CA STQ3 Daniel Qeraghty Oak Lawn, IL STQSA Bobby Weller Valdosta, QA 55 CE DIVISION ETC (5W) Qerry Berryman Anchorage, AK ETC (SW) Kevin Olson Atwater, MM ETl John Garrett Coal Center, PA ETl Marty Fahrenwald Redfield, SD ETl Tom Dwyer Huntly, IL , I F.T2 Arthur Lyles Highland Hark, Ml ET2 Steve Coggins Chesnee, SC ET2 John Waynick newport. Ml ET2 Chris Robinson Ann Arbor, Ml ET2 Bernie Mealy Mentor, OM Toit ET3 Casey Boyd Brooklyn. MY ET3 John Harshman Landlsvillc, CA ET3 Marc Milano West Covina, CA ET3 Mike Eppley Huntington Beach. CA 56 The men of CE Division are specialists in maintaining AnTIETAM ' S external communications gear, crypto equipment, radio and satellite navigation equipment, the Ari SPS-49, Ari SPS-55 and SPS-64 radars and the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system. AnilETAM s extended foray into the Persian Gulf in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD ' brought new challenges to CE Division, but in many way WESTPAC 90 was no different from other deployments. Long hours, working parties to load stores, boredom (and creative ways to alleviate it) are all part of any WESTPAC, and this one was no exception. We worked hard at sea, played hard in port, and came home seasoned sailors. The memories cultivated during this cruise will long remain with the men of CE Division. Id rather be in Detroit! ' Sun and suds in Bahrain A boat deck breather 57 CQ DIYISIOM rCCS (SW) Robert McEwan CMC (SW) JefT Chaney QMQl William James FCl James Anderson - M.. QMQl Tim Lytle Ammo Vertrep on the focsle - N. iff D.C. Tug-of- War CG Division operates and maintains 3 differ- ent weapons systems. The Gunners stay busy with their guns. The FC ' s work on the MK 86 Fire Control and Harpoon missile system, along with helping the Gunners when need- ed. The MK 86 Gunfire control system aims and fires the ship ' s 5 inch guns, placing rounds on target with amazing accuracy. The gun system is used primarily against surface and land targets. The Gunners also maintain the ship s small arms and are in charge of the armory. Harpoon is a surface-to-surface mis- sile that cruises at a low trajectory to enhance the probability of target acquisi- tion. The Close-ln-Weapon System (CIWS) is a high speed Gatling gun and is the last defense against in- coming missiles. Work Smarter. not HARDER T- 58 rc 1 Jeffrey Rappelt rC2 Brian Baily rC2 Kevin McCiovern rC2 Kelly Stieby ir 1 I Sn Richard Mathcoat SM Reginald Adams 59 CM Division fCll! rcc Manuel Caballero California fCC David Kelley Hew York FCC John Jackson Georgia Three men and a Camel? CM Division is the technical heart of the AE- GIS Weapons System. CM is comprised of the technicians for the SPY-IA Phased Array Ra- dar, Operational Readiness Test System (ORIS), the MK 99 Fire Control System, 400 HZ Power Conversion system, the UYK-7 com- puter systems, and the Display Systems on- board AriTIETAM. CM is responsible for the operation, maintenance, tracking, fire control computation, and the real-time display of sur- face and air contacts w ithin the AEGIS Weap- on System. The members of CM are a highly trained and motivated team capable of han- dling any and all aspects involved w th the AEGIS Weapon System, the most advanced w eapon system in the world today. Through diligence and dedication, CM strives to keep AHTIETAMs AEGIS equipment 100% oper- ational to handle any commitment any- where, anytime. " In God we trust. rcc (SW) Micheal Baty California rCl (SW) Qreg Yeamans Ohio FC2 Steven Kane Pennsylvania : a.m fC2 James Mewman Illinois rC2 James Waters Qeorgia Faces only a mother could love maybe? 60 ' That will be 5 more jugs of MOJO! FC2 Matthew Munsch Kansas rC3 Kevin Almacher Michigan 61 62 Toothy " smiles from the Gulf Local gourmet restaurant Any otic seen a mail buoy? ■ CT Division ' rci Mark Siegler CT Division is proud to be a part of AriTIETAMs Combat Systems Department and is a key player in carrying out the ship s combat mission. CT Divi- sion is responsible for the operation and mainten- ance of the two Vertical Launching Systems (VLS). Working on today s missile systems is a very criti- cal job and takes a special breed of technician to operate and maintain them. The men of CT have maintained a 100% operability level for both the Mhv 41 VLS and the Tomahawk Weapons System, providing AMTIETAM with the anti-surface, anti-air, and strategic land attack capabilities at all times. This team work makes us 1! QMMl David Hyde QMMl Michael Bauer rC3 Mike Boston QMM3 Steve Leaton GMM3 Chris Kent Paint it, preserve it, burn it off. riELD DAYIII now how does this thing work? 64 ie Interior Communications Technicians of 5 Division are responsible for the Integrated Dice Communications System (IVCS), the lip ' s gyros (the WSn-5), the General An- Duncing Systems, and the flight deck naviga- 3n equipment required to safely operate he- :opters at night. The Fire Controlmen in the vision operate and maintain the ship ' s tech- cs Division IC3 Erik Ward Mow thats a long way down IC3 Torrance Payne ■ mV -v ' 1 l A % wm J-l l— — fl ■ 4= 8HB IC3 Ward and the REASOnER HALLOWEEN AT SEA THE BEER BARGE A What do you mean 1 only get two? How much does the beer cost? During our Brief Stop for Fuel (BSF) at Sitrah anchorage off the island country of Bahrain, we were treated to a couple of cold ones on the Beer Barge. After the stores working party was completed, those of us not on duty would adjourn to the barge for a much welcomed break in the action to enjoy a beer or two with our ship- mates. It gave everyone a chance to relax, get some sun and fresh air and generally enjoy the afternoon off. Our only disappointment was that we couldn t find a pizza place that deliv- ered. Of course he ' s smiling he ' s got all the beer. Beer without pretzels A beer in the hand EnQiriEERinQ DEPARTMEnX CHIEF EMQiriEER SAFETY ! gg studying for EOOW This ones for you The Engineering Department oper- ates and maintains the ships pro- pulsion and electrical plants, along with the air conditioning and auxil- iaries. CW03 Joseph Pytlak Rancho California, CA The " Snipes " also maintain the fuel systems for the ship and helos, effect repairs as required, and co- ordinate Damage Control and Safe- ty training. i T MAIM PROPULSION M OSCS (SW) Mario " Q Quintero QSMC Don Sabol QSEl Luveme Davis QSEl William Becker The Gas Turbine Technicians (Me- chanical and Elec- trical) operate and maintain the ship ' s General Electric LM2500 gas tur- bines, used to gen- erate electric power and to propel the ship. We stand watch in the main spaces and in Cen- tral Control Station (CCS). iw fansiei andtieWj The Bahrainian Salute (The night Ray got hurt ) It tastes better than it looks QSM2 Brian SchulU mOkinellitii QSM3 David Hotaling QSE3 Daniel Armijo QSE3 Angelo Camacho QSM3 Jover DeLuna QSM3 Raymond Massie OSM3 Larry Mora QSE3 Terry Myatt QSM3 Raymond Reeves QSMrn Daniel Camevale rn Kevin Crossley R Divisiori V Ov M DCC (SW) Gregory Qimber Buena Park, CA HTl Willie Marshall Valdosta, QA MRl Mike Stephenson Grants Pass, OR DCl Leslie Wylie Hayward, CA DC2 James Thorsby Santa Cruz, CA HT2 James Anderson Quincy, CA HT2 Jim " Andy " Anderson displays his own handiwork. I DCPA Carlos Lopez is ready to fight a fire. DC2 Timothy Gasper Chesaning, Ml MT2 Travis Brown Cinannatus, MY HT2 Peter Keenan Sonoma, CA 73 DC3 Cecil Stokes Philadelphia, PA HT3 William Muller Swaledale, lA MR3 David Mason Amarillo, TX Repair Division is the home of AFiTIE- TAM ' s Flying Squad, an underway Fire Department. Repair Division has a va- riety of rates which include Hull Tech- nicians, Damage Controlmen, and Machinery Repairmen. MT ' s do the welding, plumbing, and repair work to the ship ' s structure. DC men lead the Repair Lockers for General Quarters, train the crew for CBR attacks and sav- ing the ship in the event of a disaster. Machinery Repairmen can make al- most any metal part on their lathe to help APITIETAM maintain her seawor- thiness and keep her in fighting trim! MRl Mike Stephenson ' s pet owl. Bo Bo ' joined us in the Arabian Gulf for a few days DCFn Paul rergie " ferguson on the flight deck for Vertrep. DCrn Paul Ferguson Lakewood, CA DC FA Carlos Lopez newhall, CA Wil Muller enjoys a cold one 74 R-Div just relaxing in Bahrain FA Robin Berry Santa Maria. CA FR Fredrick Wheeler C hicago. IL ffiJera A Division The " A-Qang " , as the name implies, are the fresh air snipes responsible for the op- eration and maintenance of the ship ' s aux- iliary equipment machinery such as the distilling plant for fresh water, air condi- tioning and refrigeration plants, steering gear units, the CO ' s gig and motor whale boat, the boat davits, and the ship ' s laun- dry and galley equipment. They also maintain the Recovery, Assist, Securing, and Traversing (RAST) gear. nrt«M ' Enrri Phil Colllns Coal City, IL E DIVISION The Electrical Division has the widest range of equipment responsibilities on- board ArfTiETAM. We maintain all the light and power distribution on the ship, the flight deck systems, and all the motors and controllers. When we pull into port, we are in charge of rigging shore power and any special lighting requirements, like the wa- teriine security and the Holiday lights. EMCS (SW) Tommy Wheeler Kingston, MC EM2 Sidney Carter Lebanon, OR EM3 George English Rockaway Beach, PIY EM3 Daniel Jones Springfield, MA EM Eh Rodney Lovette Barberton, OH nice Roll! EMEM Ronnie King Sylvester, QA EMfn Raymond Blake Parma Heights, OH ,, Its a tough Job, but someone has to do it EMrn Ascension Gonzalez South Alexandria, LA EMFH Joshua Loose liluc Grass, lA EMEM Elgon Villanueva Pahala, HI 5| " m 07 ' ■o ' .n, S( I ij|jwe ' l lo know the rose is to know God; |o know the faded rose will bud again . to know eternity! laked I came into the world id naked shall 1 return; fie Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. essed be the name of the Lord. " Job 1:20-22 f 970-f990 Lord, your love and patience are boundless. Shield me from my fears, rescue me from the barren wasteland of my unbelief. Jesus said of you, Care! All things are possible to him who believes and he asked if 1 believe; Help my unbelief] Etemal Father, strong to save Whose arms has bound the restless wave Who bidst the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep O ' Hear us when we cry to thee For those who peril on the sea. O Father, King of Earth and Sea We dedicate this ship to thee In faith we send her on her way In faith to thee we humbly pray O hear from heaven our sailors cry and watch and guard her from on high. 77 AIR DEPARTMENT AriTIETAM ' s Air Department is the Lone Wolves ' of HSL 45 DET 1, homeported at HAS north Island, San Diego, They fly a two plane detachment of SM-60B Seahawk helicopters, the most advanced helicopter in the fleet. The he- lo s missions include ASW, OTM-T, Search and Rescue, and logistic support. The det embarks maintenance personnel and operators to sup- port sustained air operations at sea. Having em- barked helos onboard has its advantages; quicker access to the mail on the carrier, and helo rides. Aviators Cxtrordinaire AMHl Kurt Qramlich Cuyahoga falls, OH US I " ' 5 i %. AWl (AW) John J.D. Dungan Ventura, CA " " W IIKY! This ain t the flight deck!?! AEI William Patterson I iiiedgeville, QA AT2 David King Talent, OR AE3 Scott Brown new Berlin, n 79 The gangs all here SUPPLY DEPARTMEMT SUPPLY OFFICER DISBURSIMQ OFFICER LCDR Steve Ferree, SC Wilkes-Barre, PA LCDR Steven Heldreth. SC Roanoke, VA MSCS Rolando Quiambao Manila, R.P. SKCS (SW) Ed Laxa Quagua, Pampanga, R.P. no ship can survive at sea witiiout Supply. They feed and pay the crew, maintaining the records required and handling the cash. They order all the parts needed to keep the ship at sea and running, along with all the consumables used SKC Jim Spurgeon Washington, MO in the day to day oper- ations. Supply also handles all the ship services; the ship ' s store, vending ma- chines, laundry, and the barber shop. So no ship could last for long at sea without Supply. 81 SKI Angelo Beatrice Hartford City, IM SKI Harold Chestnut Mew York City, hY SK2 r. Saau Pearl Harbor. HI s-1 Division The general stores component procures, re- ceives stores, expends, and accounts for con- sumables, equipage, and retail parts, and maintains records, prepares reports and cor- respondence. The division is split into two parts; Stock Control and Storage. Stock Con- trol determines requirements, prepares req- uisitions, processes the receipts, performs fi- nancial accounting, and maintains allowance lists. Storage receipts for the stores, inven- tories, and issues the material. SK3 nelson ' s Hardware store, open 24 hours a day Cv SKC Spurgeon ' s stressful moment, the bud- gefs in red mi zi SKCS Laxa ' s Kingdom i f. ri A " ' i Si ! 11 Manning the rail SK3 William Melson Oxford, nc SK2 Aichotz ' s secret passage SK3 Sean Christensen Palmdale. CA SKSM Robert Titzpatrich Mashiville, TM SKSh Richard Smith Bainbridge Island, WA 83 s-2 Division v N i-5 ' v MSI Dennnis Burhans AMTIETAM was the 1990 Pacific Fleet MEY Award Recipient The Mess Management Specialists are the cooks and bakers onboard AMTIETAM. They plan and prepare all the meals, do all the ordering and record keeping re- quired to feed 400 plus personnel. Testament to the outstanding job our MSs do is the fact AMTIETAM has always been in competition for the PiEY award for Excel- lence in Food Service. MSI Juanito Bernardo I 1S1 Alfredo Rejuso So you don ' t like my cooking, eh? MS2 noel Medina MS2 James Cooks MS2 Lance MacPliven 84 MS3 Randall Carl MS3 James Redman We ' re open for business A little more to the left MS3 Ariandus Richardson MSSPt Ronald Martin Sliders are my specialty Vacation in Vegas This ain ' t a recipe card MSSA Michael Bennett MSSA Phillip Clark MSSR Andree Abelkis MSSR Eryk Stevens 85 S-5 4 Divisioris S-3 Division handles all the customer ser- vices onboard AnilETAM, like stocking the vending machines, running the ships laundry and barber shop and stocking and running the ship ' s store. We are one of the big rea- sons AMTIETAM has such a high degree of morale. S-4 Division is the smallest division on the ship, but is as important as any of the others. S-4 is Disbursing and we handle all pay mat- ters, write the checks and maintain the re- cords. DKl Miguel Estrella Oak Harbor, WA SMI Jose Go Long Beach, CA SH2 Richard Chavez El Paso. TX s Mo. we don ' t take American Express. SHIPS Battle Group DELTA USS iriDEPENDEnCE CV 62 USS APiTIETAM CQ 54 USS JOUETT CQ 29 USS FLiriT AE32 USS CIMARROn AO 177 USS GOLDSBOROUQM DDQ 20 USS REASOriER FF 1062 USS BREWTOn FF 1086 WE USS JOUETT CQ 29 USS BUMKER HILL CQ 52 (Our RelieO USnS COMFORT TAM 20 USS Wisconsin BB 62 USS FLinT AE 32 USS inDF.FEnDEnCE CV 62 SHIPMATES Webster ' s Dictionary defines a shipmate as a fellow sailor. But those of us that have been to sea before know that there is much more to it. Anyone can have friends, but only sailors can have shipmates. Shipmates are very special people, indeed. On a deployment, you live together, day in and day out for 6 months. They know your moods, when you ' re happy or sad, ill-tempered or glum. You experience life at sea with them. Shipmates know how you like your coffee and where you keep your cup. He will wake you up after that long night in time for a shower, shave and chow. He will lend you that $20 until payday when you find something special for someone back home. A Shipmate w ensure you get back to the ship after you discover some exotic drink that sneaks up on you. A shipmate will lend you stamps. He will give you a squirt of toothpaste when you forget yours. He will fix you up with his cousin. He will switch watches with you without asking why or expecting a favor in return. He will give you that nick- el you need for a soda. A shipmate will loan you his golf clubs. s 4m- ft ?•• A shipmate will split the last peanut butter cook- ie or box of Sugar Smacks. He will risk his life for yours if the time ever comes, not because it is expected of him, but because he knows you would do it for him. he asks for nothing more than a smile and a thank you. He is someone who lends an ear or a shoulder when you need it. He will gently remind you of a needed haircut, shoe shine or broken button. Because of the truly unique circumstances of a deployment; the constant stress, boredom, ex- citement and exhilaration, a shipmate is never really forgotten but always held in fond remem- brance. He Is, and will always be a shipmate. EVEFi SPECIAL EVEFiTS i SM3 Lee, OS3 Stubbs, OS3 Traxler, En2 Lamothe, and STQ3 (SW) Pelt OSl Wegner is promoted by the Captain QMM3 Kent at his advancement Sn Mixon and his Letter of Commenda- tion The XO congratulates OS2 Snell 91 OPERATION TIGER 1990 Tiger Alex Miranda gets some tips on DDRT train- ing from OSSn Gomez. The ASWO and his dad Operation Tiger is a chance for a sailor ' s male family member or friend to ride the ship for a week from Hawaii to the main- land. So we embarked our ' Tigers " on 12 December and went to sea the next morning. The cruise gives the Tigers a chance to see what their sponsors really do at sea, plus a chance for the crew to show off a little. Operation Tiger ' 90 was a resounding success! rC2 Kevin McGovem and his Tiger A Tiger Cruise is not all fun and games :erNii! LT Sawin shows his son the CSC in CIC. Little Lenny gets semaphore lessons from hi: dad ■ SM3 Miranda and his father, Alex Wheres the brakes? The Brockmeier Three Tiger Miranda receives his Surface Warfare Ti- Two more watches, Dad, and you can relieve me The Akans gang lioni W Chief Brundage, Tiger Tour Guide Rock n Roll Tiger QRR, QI 93 20 DECEN After 6 months of steaming in harms way, the Captain and crew of AnTIETAM sail through the embracing arms of Queens Gate and into the inner harbor sanctuary of naval Station Long Beach. Mer men are weary from the journey but can easily mus- ter the energy and enthusiasm to receive a kings welcome from family, friends, and the news media. This reunion comes just before the Christ- mas holidays, bringing a spe- cial gift to those who endured the long separation. the grey Lady emerged under an overcast sky ■ jftff. The news crews shot foolage from the pier ' l " «i. -: and from the ship. SM Pariso tossed the first line over to officially end USS AMTIETAM s WESTPAC lndian Ocean Arabian Quif cruise 1990. We won t soon forget how the dream cruise quickly turned into a true challenge or the immense pride we felt in being first on station, 100% mission capable, and prepared to stand into danger whenever and wherever necessary. 94 HOMECOI BER, 1990 .d«8¥i ir ' 4- and RADM Gomez and CAPT Tracey waited I There were even 3 wise men from the East, as BMCS Reed, OSC(SW) Sheldrake, and BM2 Ar- nette donned their tradi- tional Arabic costumes in the spirit of the sea- son. and sporting a huge welcome home Ici crcdttd bj ihc APIIIL TAM support group. Because of AMTIETAM ' s extensive operations In the Ara- bian Quif following the Invasion of Kuwait by Iraq, the news media displayed a keen Interest In the experiences of ANTIETAM crewmembers and their families. The boom crane moves in to position the brow as excited sailors search the sea of faces. ■ " W. - CAPT Eddingfield gets the first kiss of the day and over 500 friends and family surge aboard for a welcome of their own. COMiriQ 9S CREDITS EDITORIAL STAFF OSC (SW) Bill neubauer ISl Howard Morris SMI (SW) Leonard Jackson SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGE- MENTS ■ ■ Front end picture taken by LT Ed Schofield Iivaf CRUISEBOOK STAFF OSC (SW) Bill Pieubauer ISl Howard Morris SMI (SW) Leonard Jackson QMGl Bill James ETl Marty y Fahrenwald ' eM2 Woody Arnett FC2 (SW) William Bowles QM ' 2 Mark nelson DC3 Paul Ferguson QMM3 Chris Kent ST03 Todd Heath Photo contest winners: SM2 David Walker LT Harmon Pansier QM3 Bryant Van Buskirk page 2 page 2 page 45 Back end page JOTS art by 032 Tim " Scupper ' Kaso ION m Bl e to tnank 9 ■ P CONTRIBUTING PHOTOG RAPHERS SKI Beatrice LTJQ Qersh f " C3 Brockmeier rC3 Hottel 051 (SW) Carter DCrn Lopez STCi3 thambcrlin SM Mcraddcn SH3 Chavez FC2 MtOovern AMHC (AW) Corbett OS3 Moloike PPiC (SW) Craig AEAn Reus C APT Eddingneld Ens Stephens IT h ' ansler TM3 Torres DC3 rcrguson 5M2 Walker . ' Ub. W 41 I 1 tE he Editorial Staff would Tike everyone who made this book possible The book chronicles 6 months in the life of AMTIETAM and her crew; the laughter, the stress, the tense moments, the joy and the sorrow experienced by all. The trip originally was suppose to be a 5 month port hop, but worid politics al- most changed it into a 6 month combat tour in the Arabian Gulf, turning the cruise from a " WESTPAC " to a WORST- PAC. AriTlETAM met all challenges with her accustomed flair and when we left, the commanders hated to see us go. But this book isn ' t about that, its about what makes ANTIETAM a team and the ship she is; this book is dedi- cated to the crew. k. ANT ' ETi Some may think BOOK, ' but, in CREW ' p BOOK. ■ this is a ' CRUISE- all actuality, it ' s a I )GE J El ajt ' i t Ills, !)le. :er, ' ihejoy by all. The 10 be a 5 I politics al ' ]nih combat turning the oa WORST ' ! challenges jndkhenwc rd to see us xxit that ils Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics Sea of BKkSca nongolian RcpBMIc Iran iTcnim . ' Cbina Sea y Sandl Arabia India AQE Japan ofovm 04 DE ■ T wan •OWEM 04 DEC " Bay of Bengal Ethiopia . » ' P ' OIDECV 10 P10V PAGE 25 nov OH lavn 10V n xyauuis % moPK Of CAPKicoRri + IINDIAN OCEAN WESTPAC IO PERSIAN GULF 90 Depart Long Beach, Ca 20 June 90 READIEX 90-1B BGE 29 June-3 July 90 Pearl Harbor, Hi 3-4 July 90 i tou u«ar« CHOP to SEVENTH Fleet ' 12 July 90 BKUELEn Transit to WESTPAC J 5-19 July 90 Subic Bay, R.P. 19-22 July 90 Transit to the Persian Gulf 23 July-6 Aug 90 Rendezvous with NEPTUNUS REX 29 July 90 In support of DESERT SHIELD 7 Aug-1 Nov 90 Bahrain 29-31 Aug 90 Dubai, U.A.E. 17-19 Sep 90 Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. 3-7 Oct 90 Bahrain 14-18 Oct 90 Bahrain 28-29 Oct 90 Turnover vv ith Battle Group ALFA 2 Nov 90 Transit to Singapore 3-10 Nov 90 Singapore 11-14 Nov 90 Transit to Hong Kong 15-18 Nov 90 Hong Kong 19-23 Nov 90 Transit to Subic Bay, R.P. 24-25 Nov 90 Subic Bay, R.P. 26-28 Nov 90 Transit to Pearl Harbor, Hi 29 Nov- 1 1 Dec 90 CHOP to THIRD Fleet 6 Dec 90 Pearl Harbor, Hi 11-12 Dec 90 Operation Tiger (Grrr, Grrr) 12-19 Dec 90 Arrive Long Beach, Co 20 Dec 90 PACIFIC OCEAN 8 i United States SOUTH PACIFIC Hortxx.rt ) PERSIHN GULF OPS IN SUPPORT L OF OPERRTIOrJ DESERT SHIELD IRRQ . 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