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MIDEASTlDRCE 2-85 4 FEBRUARY AUGUST 1985 COMMANDING OFFICER CAPT RONALD B. MOSER UNITED STATES NAVY CAPT Ronald B. Moser, USN, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and was commissioned in 1964. Duty as Communications Officer on USS ORLEANS PARISH (MCS-6) was followed bv assignment as Anti- Submarine Warfare Officer on USS MORTON (DD-948). After attending Naval Destroyer School, CAPT Moser served as Operations Officer on USS BRUMBY(FF-1044). This tour was followed by assignment as a student at Duke University where he received a Master Degree in Business Administration. CAPT Moser then ser -ed as Commanding Officer of USS ALACRITY (AG-520) from 1972-1974 followed by assignment as a student in the Command and Staff course at the U.S. Naval War College where he graduated with Highest Distinction in 1975. He then served as Comptroller in the AEGIS Project Office (PMS 400) in Washington D.C., followed bv a tour as Executive Officer of USS BARBEY (FF-1088) from 1978- 1979. Prior to reporting to ANTRIM, CAPT Moser served in the Office of the Comptroller of the Navy as the Financial Management Officer for the Other Procurement, Navy appropriation. CAPT Moser holds the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious LInit Citation, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal. CAPT Moser is married to the former Diane Patterson of Durham, North Carolina. They have three children, Katherine, Kristin, and Michael. ; iL,t EXECUTIVE OFFICER CDR THOMAS H. CARSON, m UNITED STATES NAVY Nonh lA iti- M). Moser ■lf Hi. to at ffdas Mroni in the College m ' Office was m isthe aieni, ,Navy taion efense finam son of Mren, Commander Thomas H. Carson, a native of Greenville, South Carolina, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned in 1971. Duty as Damage Control Assistant in USS RICHARD E. KRAUS (DD-849) was followed by assignment as Com- munications Officer is USS WILLIAM H. SANDLEY (CG- 32). From 1975-1978 CDR Carson served in New Zealand in the Personnel Exchange Program (PEP). His duties included NBCD Officer for a Major Afloat Staff. Following the Department Head course at SWOS, CDR Carson served as Operations Officer in USS W. S. SIMS (FF-1059) and Material Officer for Commander Destroyer Squadron TWELVE. Prior to reporting to ANTRIM, CDR Carson completed a Master of Science in Computers at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Commander Carson holds the National Defense Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. Commander Carson is married to the former Susan Shircliff of McLean, VA. They have two children, Cynthia and Susan. SHIP ' S fflSTORY The ship was the first unit of Destroyer Squadron Eight to be built in the Todd Seattle shipyards. After commis- sioning and loadout in October 1981, she moved south to the Panama Canal and east to her new homeport of Mayport, Florida. Enroute visits to San Diego, Mazatlan and Manzanillo, Me.xico and Rodman, Panama provided rare sightseeing opportunities for an east coast unit. Shortly after arrival in Florida, ANTRIM rescued three Mayport fishermen whose boat had capsized and left them stranded in high seas for two days hanging on to floating debris. The winter of 1981-82 was spent in the Caribbean conducting shakedown training with FTG, Guantanamo Bay and undergoing other new combat systems ' trials. Virtually every evolution from missile firings to underway replenishment to helo operations were tested in detail. The crew enjoyed port visits to Nassau, Fredricksted, St. Croix and Ocho Rios, Jamaica before returning to Mayport. The summer of 1982 was spent in Bath, Maine for a post shakedown availability (PSA). Throughout the first year, a warm relationship developed between the ANTRIM crew and the small town of Antrim, New Hampshire. Members of the town council attended the ship ' s commis- sioning ceremony in Seattle. From Bath, the ship ' s crew made many forays down to Antrim, and toward the end of PSA, a three-day festival called USS ANTRIM Days saw some 120 crewmen participate in a summer sports fete. Highlights included a parade, a traditional fireman ' s muster and town dance. The friendships have continued throughout the following years and no mailcall is complete without receiving letters from the town. From I ' SA, the ship returned to Mayport by way of Boston, Norfolk and Charleston. The winter of 1982- 83 was spent undergoing Refresher Training in Guan- tanamo Bay and participating in the predeployment READEX 1-83. In April 1983, ANTRIM departed Mayport on her maiden deployment, commencing seven months of service in the Mediterranean and Arabian Seas. One of the highlights of the cruise was a diplomatic visit to the Romanian seaport of Constanta on the Black Sea, an opportunity afforded only two Navy ships each year. In addition, the ship was awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal for operations off the coast of Lebanon in support of the Multinational Peacekeeping Forces there. Some of the other ports visited were Valencia and Rota, Spain; Catania and Augusta, Sicily; Gaeta, Italy; Antalya, Turkey; and the French Republic of Djibouti; Karachi, Pakistan; and the island country of Bahrain. In February, 1984, ANTRIM deployed to the Eastern Pacific for Special Operations. Despite the tedious tempo of operations, ANTRIM ' S crew was able to enjoy such port visits as Puerto Cortez, Honduras and Rodman, Panama. On 11 March. ANTRIM ' S first Shellback initiation was conducted as the ship crossed the Equator. In April, 1984, ANTRIM was named SWOSCHOLCOM School Ship in Newport, Rhode Island. In May, she was detached from her duties and commenced transit to Portsmouth, New Hampshire for her second ANTRIM Days Festival to be enjoyed with the people from the town which adopted her, Antrim, New Hampshire. The first week of May, 1984, found ANTRIM involved with a Training Readiness Evaluation (TRE) and then in June, was underway enroute the AUTEC range during which the ship participated as as platform for ASW School Ship. Shortly thereafter, after a brief stay in her homeport. ANTRIM again found herself underway enroute Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Interim Refresher Training (IRFT) which involved various exercises evaluating the crew and ship in Combat Systems and Damage Control readiness. On 26 September, 1984, ANTRIM celebrated her ,3rd Birthday. The remainder of the month and on through October, ANTRIM was involved with post SRA sea trials and weapons onloading in Charleston, South Carolina. On 1 November, ANTRIM set sail for COMPUTUEX 1-85 and SHAREM-58 exercises off the coast of Puerto Rico. While deployed, ANTRIM ' S helo detachment was onboard readying itself for the upcoming deployment. The first week of December, ANTRIM was busy again, this time assuming flagship duties for Commander Des- troyer Squadron TWENTY-FOUR. Through the end of the year, ANTRIM enjoyed a brief and well-deserved break over the holidays while readying herself for the upcoming Middle East Force (MEF 2-85) deployment. On 4 February 1985, with a fair wind and early morning mists, ANTRIM deployed to the Middle East Force, her second extended deployment in almost as many years. Enroute, after crossing the Atlantic and her notorious heavy seas, ANTRIM made a brief stop at Rota, Spain and conducted a 3-day port visit to the island of Palma de Mallorca. Leaving behind the beauty of the Balearic Islands on 21 February, ANTRIM continued eastward, combating the heavy seas of the Mediterranean, and the French seafarer ' s eloquent term mal de mer. The 27th of February found ANTRIM transiting the famous Suez Canal as she continued her eastward transit to the Persian Gulf. Along the way many hours were spent in training evolutions and shipboard drills while steaming through the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Strait of Hormuz, the final leg of her voyage to the Persian Gulf. From March through July, 1985, ANTRIM was constantly on alert in her Persian Gulf operating area. The hazardous environment of the Persian Gulf proved to be tested when ANTRIM was called upon to render assistance to the merchant vessels CARIBBEAN BREEZE and NORDIC TRADER, both of whom had been hit by missiles from Iranian F-4s. ANTRIM ' S ability to remain on station was commendable and noted on by COMIDEASTFOR. On 26 March, 1985, ANTRIM commenced a five-day upkeep in Dubai, U.A.E., which, of historical importance, became the first-ever upkeep for a U.S. Naval warship in that state. On 21 April, ANTRIM hosted her Second Annual Miss Karachi Contest while enroute to Karachi, Pakistan. The remainder of April and through the months of May and June, ANTRIM ' S operations schedule and upkeep periods in Bahrain kept her constantly on alert and ready for any task that may be required of her. On 5 Julv, ANTRIM was relieved on station by USS KLAKRING and USS REID in the Arabian Sea. Thus detached from her duties, she commenced a homeward transit. Stopping in Djibouti for fuel on 10 July, ANTRIM once again transited the Suez Canal on 14 July. Her next port-o-call was Valencia, Spain on 20 July for a 3-day port visit. Departing Valencia on the 23rd of July, ANTRIM continued on to Rota, Spain, arriving on the 24th. Sailing the same day, the course was set, and with the sun setting to the West, ANTRIM commenced her Atlantic transit, stopping in the Azores for fuel on 27July . The next stop for fuel and to bring aboard passengers for ANTRIM ' S Tiger Cruise was in Bermuda on the 2nd of August. Underway once again, ANTRIM ' S course was steadfast . . . home! In total, ANTRIM spent 151 days at sea and only 32 days inpt)rt during her deployment to the Persian Gulf. Those few, but memorable, port visits included: Palma De Mallorca, Spain; Dubai, U. A. E.; the island city of Manama, Bahrain; Karachi, Pakistan; and Valencia, Spain. In retrospect, ANTRIM ' S history is short, but now brings us to the present, with ANTRIM completing her extended deployment to the Middle East Force and subsequently arriving in her homeport of May port, P ' lorida on 5 August 1985. ANTRIM ' S reputation as a can do ship is well known throughout the Fleet. She was well named, for Rear Admiral Antrim was a man who sought the challenge, the first to step out in front, one to be counted on. Her future still lies ahead and her commitment to her motto, In Defense of Freedom, will always precede those who seek the challenge. IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM A] COAT OF ARMS SHIELD: The colors dark blue and gold are traditionally associated with the Navy and represent the sea and excellence. The light blue and reversed star refer to the Medal of Honor awarded to Rear Admiral Antrim for heroic actions while in a Japanese POW camp at Makassar Celebes and Batavia, Java. The anchor symbolizes his naval career and the crossed crosslets, a personal device, represents his dedication to servic e. The cross throughout the shield is an allusion to the Navy Cross awarded Admiral Antrim for action in the Battle for Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies. CREST: The wreath is for outstanding gallantry and achievement. The palm denotes victory, and the laurel, honor. The torch symbolizes leadership and bravery. The portcullis represents POW imprisonment. The USS ANTRIM Coat of Arms was prepared by Nadine Russell of the Army Institute of Heraldry, Wash- ington, D.C. • rss iiichi Peru, Hegi Nava recoil causs thes event ;iiiki Thel m ar,i :heo force Tllr COK aere Antr adva ADMIRAL RICHARD NOTT ANTRIM USS ANTRIM (FFG-20) is named for Rear Admiral Richard Nott Antrim, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Bronze Star, Navy Cross, and the Purple Heart. Rear Admiral Antrim was born on 17 December 1907 in Peru, Indiana. In June, 1926, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Upon being discharged in 1927, he accepted an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy from Indiana. He graduated and was commissioned an Ensign in 1931. In September, 1940, he received the designation of Naval Aviator. The Navy Cross was awarded to Antrim upon the recommendations of his Commanding Officer for having caused extensive damage to the enemy and then, in the same battle, for being the prime factor in the eventual saving of the lives of 151 survivors of the actual sinking of the USS POPE at the Battle of Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies. The Medal of Honor and the Bronze Star were won for heroic actions while in a Japanese POW camp at Makas- sar, Celebes, and Batavia, Java. In April, 1942, Lt. Antrim intervened in behalf of a junior naval officer who was being clubbed by a frenzied Japanese guard. Antrim first attempted to persuade the guard to discuss the charges against the officer. When the entreaties to the Japanese had availed nothing, and it was apparent that the officer would either be maimed or killed, Antrim stepped forward in front of the entire Japanese guard force and 2700 Allied prisoners and indicated that he would take the remainder of the punishment. According to the recommendations written by the American senior officer at the camp, the Japanese were so startled by Antrim ' s daring move that no punishment was forthcoming. In fact, prison life, which had been worsening, improved. The Bronze Star was won on a later occasion , July 1945, when Antrim was forced to take charge of a labor party which was to construct the slit trenches for bomb protection. Antrim caused the trenches to be constructed in such a manner that Allied aerial photographs would reveal the nature of the trenches and whom they protected. Upon his return to the United States, Antrim was progressed in rank to Captain. On 1 April 1954, he was transferred to the Retired List of the U.S. Navy and was advanced to the rank of Rear Admiral on the basis of combat awards. After his retirement from the Navy, Rear Admiral Antrim and his family settled in Mt. Home, Arkansas, where he died in 1969. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. I SHIP ' S SPECIFICATIONS Built by Todd Pacific Shipyards, Corporation Seattle, Washington Keel Laid 21 June 1978 Launched 27 March 1979 Commissioned 26 September 1981 Length 445 feet Beam 45 feet Displacement 3600 tons Complement 15 Officers, 180 Enlisted Helo Detachment 4 Officers, 12 Enlisted Armament MK 1 3 Guided Missile Launcher —HARPOON anti-surface missile —Standard anti-aircraft missile 76mm MK75 Rapid Fire Gun MK32 ASW Torpedo Tubes (two triple mountings) Combat Systems AN SPS-49 Air Search Radar AN SPS-55 Surface Search Radar MK92 Fire Control System AN SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System AN SQS-56 Digital Sonar SRBOC Decoy System Naval Combat Data System Propulsion Two General Electric LM 2500 Gas Turbines (40,000 SHP) Two 360 HP Electric Auxiliary Propulsion Units One Controllable Reversible Pitch Propeller Maximum Speed More than 30 knots Aircraft Capability to carry two medium size helicopters CRUISE STATISTICS Departed on 4 February, returned 5 August 1985 183 days away from Home Port 151 days underway 32Z days inport 42,811 nautical miles traveled 1,604-075 gallons F-76 fuel used 45,395 gallons JP-5 fuel used 33.3 gallons fuel per mile Food Consumed: 1,000 pounds Hot Dogs 2,270 pounds Hamburgers 2,835 pounds Chicken 1,920 pounds Steak 590 pounds Lobster 1,050 pounds Shrimp 2,033 pounds Butter 4,030 dozen Eggs 3,774 gallons Milk 6,917 loaves Bread 4,610 pounds Sugar 1,680 pounds Coffee 64,800 cans Soda 20,316 Candy Bars 19,212 pounds Laundry washed COMBAT SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT CO TheC iiperat «»v y LCDR Francis A. Devereux Combat Systems Officer Bellaire, Texas to mat ' M lU=» k ' LTJd Peter F. Griswold ENS James V.Jarvis ENSJohnM.Kersh.Jr. ENS James Little ASW Officer Ordnance Officer CIC Officer Electronics Readiness Officer Albuquerque. NM West Caldwell. NJ Albuquerque. NM GM 10 COMBAT SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT The Combat Systems Department is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the ship ' s computerized decision-making weapons systems. The department is composed of five officers and fifty-one enHsted personnel, with 4 divisions. CS-1 Division is made up of the Operations Specialists (OS) and Electronic Warfare Technicians (EW). They are tasked with evaluating and disseminating combat information, as collected by the ship ' s sensors, necessary to maneuver the ship to engage enemy forces and perform all navigation and plotting functions. CS-2 Division consists of the Sonar Technicians (STG) and the Torpedomen (TM). The division operates and maintains Anti-submarine Warfare sensors and equipment. The division directs the employment of torpedoes, as well as underwater search and attack evolutions. CS-3 Division is comprised of Fire Control Technicians (EC) and Gunner ' s Mates (GM). These ratings are responsible for the employment, operation and maintenance of all gunnery and missile systems and equipment. CS-4 Division is composed of Electronic Technicians (ET), Data Systems Technicians (DS) and Interior Communications Technicians (IC). This division is tasked with the main- tenance of the ship ' s gyro compass, interior communications systems, alarm systems, computer systems and associated display consoles, elec- tronic communications systems, navigation equipment, and all test and support equipment. EW The -Rear LT Bill Cupp CIC Officer 11 CS-1 DIVISION OSC Taylor V. Kirk Atlanta, GA i ' . » ,v y 0S2GaryJ. Bronson Jacksonville, FL rri 0S2 Terry K. Tomlinson Face Saint Petersburg, FL 0S2James A. May Skimmer Vero Beach, FL V il 0S2 David A. Wozniak Woz Jacksonville. FL ()S2(SWl David Harris Harry Fort Wayne. IN OS2JacobD. Arvie New Orleans. LA 0S3 Wayne L. Coppedge Atlanta, GA 0S3Curt J. Lavere CJ. Brooklyn. NY 12 0S3 G.L.Scott 0S3 Robert Moore 0S3 Richard Pichardo OSSN Thomas B. Trotter Buc Ichim Chardo •T Holdenville, OK Kosciusko, MI Fairfax, VA Bronx, NY EWl Ken Boley Beirut Dallas, TX EWl Kukri A. Clifton Eddie Munster Raleigh, NC EW2 Mark Anderson Albuquerque, NM EW3 Greg Sassin Mr. Sass San Antonio, TX This world undoubtedly belongs to the Operations Specialists and Electronic Warfare Technicians of CST Division. Upon entering our dark little world your eyes and ears would be assaulted by a variety of brilliant colors and noises. One might wonder what truly goes on in this cold, dark, mysterious place upon hearing, Alpha Whiskey, this is Foxtrot, Vampire Bearing 220 degrees, 40 miles, over, or USS ANTRIM, this is USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD, request you take my guard and COMIDEASTFOR ' s guard on Narrow Band Secure Voice for approximately 30 minutes, over. The OSs and EWs provide a variety of services, all of which are specifically designed to enhance ANTRIM ' S combat readiness. Some of these jobs range from Anti-Air Anti-Surface Anti-Subsurface Warfare to Radar Assisted Navigation, Communications to Search and Rescue, Plotting Intelligence Updates to Emitter Identification, and the list goes on and on. Each OS and EW spends approximately 12 hours every day in this Star Wars world, professionally handling all aspects of their jobs. It does not take long to realize that these Twidgets are the nerve center of the USS ANTRIM. v, ii : EW3 Dana L. Murray Clayton, GA -Ql V TV - EWSN Lawrence G. Gimas Gizmo Manchester, NH 13 CS-2 DIVISION i? STGC Dennis C. Shaffer Beaver Falls, PA TMl Alfred T. McCraney Tommy Little Rock. AR STGl Philip S. Robert Hammond, LA STG2 Darryl M. Estes Stateville, NC S. STG2 Mark V. Glover Jacksonville, FL i STG2 Lawrence C. Petty STG2 Bruce H. Yates STG2 Terry W. Bishop STG3SeanJ. Allen Collins ' Jay- Rowdy F.rif, PA Capt. Crunch Kansas City, MO Whtrlmg, W.VA Bethlehem, PA STGSMarkL.McCall Mac Jacksonville, FL TM3 Timothy P. Burke Hampton Beach, NH STGSN George James Hubbard IH STGSN Steven Shawn Dawson The Hub Saint Charles. MO Poulsbo, WA CS-2 Division represents ANTRIM ' S anti-submarine warfare workforce. LTJG Peter F. Griswold has been the ASW Officer onboard ANTRIM since July 1983. STGC Dennis Shaffer reported to ANTRIM in March 1985. The Division ' s Leading Petty Officer is TMl A. T. McCraney. The Leading Sonar Tech- nician in Phihp Robert, recently frocked to STGl. During the ship ' s stay in the Middle East, CS-2 Division was kept busy with training, planned maintenance and upkeep of spaces as the ASW theater was at a minimum. It was during this time, following a port visit to Karachi, Pakistan, that the division was involved in training exercises with the Pakistani Navy. In transit between Mayport and the Middle East, the ship ' s ASW was stepped up in the always busy Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The division took advantage of the helo detachment onboard for MEF 2-85 by conducting various ASW operations in conjunction with the airdales of HSL- 36. Midway through the cruise CS-2 was awarded its second consecutive ASW A for continued excellence in anti-submarine warfare. 15 CS-3 DIVISION k V FCC(SW) Haskell M. Pace ■Chief May port, FL V GMGC(SW) Dennis R. Frith Gunner Devils Lake. ND (0. ■■) I ' s FC 1 Stephen B. Freeman Torch Baton Rouge, LA GMMl Stephen A. Malaney Madison, WI FCl James T. Harris J.T.- Tampa, FL 1 FC2(SW) Charles D.Lowe Spartanburg, SC FC2 Robert W. Fowinkle, W •Bob Bradenton, FL :) : i ) •- ( . FC2 Alan L. Rigsby Norlh|x]rl, AL GMG2 Charles B. Bryant Buck Monroe, KY (;MM2KricJ. Bland Roscoe Racine. WI I FC, Stir H(i[ 16 Unlike the days of John Paul Jones, when weaponry was as simple as loading a cannon with black powder and an iron ball, and then aiming it at its intended victim. Today ' s weaponry systems are manned by highly skilled personnel who are professionals of top caliber. Such as the men of CS-3 Division onboard ANTRIM. CS-3 Division is comprised of Fire Control- men (FC), Gunners ' Mates Guns (GMG) and Mis- siles (GMM) who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of ANTRIM ' S fire control and 20mm CIWS, 76mm gun, and missile launcher sys- tems. Due to the division ' s hard work and long hours (many spent during darkness), ANTRIM ' S weaponry systems remained at a high state of readiness, ready for any eventuality, allowing ANTRIM to fulfill all her obligations throughout the deployment. GMG2 Tonv Carthan t| % II if DU GMM2 Robert A. Parker Abdul High Ridge, MD FC2 Dennis E. Andreski Ski Flint. MI FCSJoseph W. Smith Smitty Thomasville, NC FCSN Paul F. Hawrysz Hav Chicago. IL 17 CS-4 DIVISION ETC(SW) William A. Pfeiffer Jacksonville Beach, FI. ICC(SW)JamesG.Wo )ten Harlingen, TX 1C2 Donald J. Dehart Donnv I ' ort Jefferson, NY L ET2 Daniel Arroyo Br(K)klvn. NY L DS2(SW) Mark A. Blocksom Barstow, CA ET2 Martin A. Morris Marty Klamath Falls. OR ET2 Michael J. Bates Joey Carrollton, GA IC3 Brett A. Beris Iselin. NJ V ET2JamesP.Dale Jay St. Augustine, FL IC3 Timothy W. Bulla Tim Greensboro. NC 1 18 CS-4 Division, directed by the Electronics Readiness Officer, is comprised of Electronics Technicians, Data Systems Technicians, and Interior Communications Electricians. The division is assigned numerous tasks throughout the ship. This may range from the maintenance and operation of ANTRIM ' S major electronics systems to providing personnel for other collateral duties such as CIC watches. Line 4 line handlers for Sea and Anchor details, and the maintenance and management of its spaces. CS-4 Division technicians are highly skilled and trained. This enables them to keep high readiness standards on its electronic systems. This includes the ships communications systems, radar systems and its sensors, data display systems and its operations computers, gyros and internal sensors. Also found within the division are the ship ' s 2M miniature micro-miniature electronics repair technicians. They provide onboard maintenance and repair of electronic circuit boards and its components. CS-4 Division is also responsibile for the programming and broadcasting of the ship ' s entertainment system. This includes ensuring a wide variety of music, television programs, and movies are available for the listening and viewing pleasure of the ship ' s company. DS3(SW) Rudy A. Mendiola Barrigada. Guam U ' . ET3 George S. Wilz Great Fall. MT ET3 Kevin L. Rowell Honolulu, HI Typical ET at work 19 SHIP CONTROL DEPARTMENT sc- LT William E.Jackson Ship Control Officer a Leslie ( theOl 1: k LTJGJohn R.Powell Communications Officer Jacksonville, FL BMC(SW) Lawrence V. Manis First Lieutenant Jacksonxille, FL The Ship Control Department is comprised of two officers and forty-two enlisted men from several ratings within the Navy and is responsible for navigation of the ship, electronic and visual communication as well as all Seamanship evolutions. SC-1 Division includes the Quartermasters (QM) who are responsible for navigation. SC-2 Division, the Radiomen (RM) and Signalmen (SM) are resixmsible for all electronic and visual communiiations received and trasmitted by the ship. SC-3 Division includes all ptTsonnel in the Boatswain IVlale(BM) rating and all non-designated Seaman. This division is responsible for all Seamanship evolutions and all maintenance of exterior surfaces. 20 I SC-1 DIVISION QMl Edward C.Sipe Leslie County, KY QM2 Dennis C.Jenkins Philadelphia, PA QMS Cord P St. Pierre Reserve, LA QM3 Gregory Williams Rocky Mount, NC The SC-1 Division. . .the bulk of the Navigation Department onboard the ANTRIM. This division, comprised of Quartermasters, maintains the navigational picture for the Officer of the Deck on the bridge while underway. This is done by electronic and visual means, as well as celestial observations. The division is also responsible for maintaining up-to-date charts and navigation publications and ship ' s deck logs, as well as upkeep and maintenance of the bridge and bridge wing areas. QM3 Dewitt P. Lucas Daytona Beach, FL .•ir QM3 Don C.Hardy Huntsville, AL 21 SC-2 DIVISION I RMCS(SW) Danny Hannah Jacksonville, FL RMC(SW) Morris Rutledge Polk City, FL I - A S » ' RMI SandorSzlabonyi,Jr. May port, FL SMI James V. Rockwood Southbridge, MA SM2 Christopher G. Bay Amarillo, TX AA RM2 Leon Noble II Pontiac, MI I ctiaiK perfe kWZ Anion II) Hayes South Bronx, NY p. . i ' -v RM2 Alan L. Billups Sanford, FL ■ SI ' L t RM21)nvisR.Tharpe Titusville, FL RM:iJ()hn Muniz 111 Br(K)klvn,NY 22 ] RMS Dean R. Price Scranton, PA i i RMS Donald M. Raymond Chattanooga. TN SMSN Glenn D. Hawthorne North Eastham, MA SMSN James G. McMillen Hope. AR The job of SC-2 Division is to maintain communications, whether audio, electrical, or visual, with all fleet units and shore facilities throughout the world. The division itself is made up of both the Radiomen and Signalmen ratings. The SC-2 (Communications Division) is considered one of the most important divisions in the fleet, for without it we would be cut off from the rest of the world. Communications is an ever-changing and challenging rate, whether using infra-red, audio, visual, or satellite communications. In utilizing the most advanced and technical equipment in the world today, we will strive for perfection, and continue to bring you the voice of command. 11 R.MSAJeffrey L.Olson Walnut, IL U ' - SMSA LawrenceJ. Anderson Marvsville. WA R.MSKJohnnieE.Kelser.Jr. Birmingham. AL 23 SC-3 DIVISION BM2BrianJ.Siegrist Howdy Vero EJeach, FL BM3 Robert D. Gribble Salisbury, MD BM. ' iTodd H. Kfith BM3 Kick D. Stevens BM3 Marcus James SN Dan T. McKee Todd Wurtland, KY Rick Miami, FL Chickamauga, CA Orlando. FL SN ' I ' homas M. Keohane Coke Ft. Lauderdale, FL i SN Timothy L. Naylor Loveiand. CO SN James A. Kyer Arlington, VA SN Russell D. Bobson Bob Marion. IN 24 V v SN Edward S. Williams SN Mark S, Taylor SN Paul B. Stempien SN Derrick L. Fox Tallahassee, FL Dallas, TX Stemp Home Boy Pontiac, MI Morganington, NC DECK FORCE: During the Middle East Force cruise, SC-3 Division kept busy with many routine tasks which maintained ANTRIM mission ready. Evolutions such as anchoring, mooring, refueling, small boat operations, flight operations, manning battle stations, and rescue operations add to the many hours in SC-3 Division ' s normal work day. The division is responsible for maintaining the preser ' ation of all topside spaces and gear of the hull and deck. This includes chipping and painting, cleaning and lubrication of deck gear and fittings and maintaining tackle and lines along with keeping ANTRIM ' S motor whale boat in ready condition. Besides standing bridge and lookout watches seven days a week, Holiday Routine normally meant setting the UNREP detail or conducting flight operations. On a normal day one would think that Deck Force only chips paint and cleans, but as you can see there is more to being a Deck Ape. They, as everyone else, make up the great team and crew of ANTRIM. SN Michael L. Simpson Cool Breeze Fraser, MI SAJohnD.McKee Tampa, FL SN Darren S. Sutphen Stuffins Burlington, VT 25 Al.MKSTJf. SN Jose T. Almestica Al Bronx, NY SN K;i ni(itKl Per ez Carolina. PR SNJohn N. Guinn The Colonel Knoxville. TN SN Willie J. Green Willie Baton Rouge. LA SN Mitch H. Armstrong Mitch Boca Raton, FL SRJamesJ. Bolte J.J. Natural Dam. AK 26 27 C ANDIDS . . . . . .AT WORK THE SERIOUS 28 AND NOT SO SERIOUS . . . 1 m ►r k f% c 29 |1jmJM«B I I X f i OUR STORY IN COLOR THE TRANSIT FLIGHT OPS ANTRIM ' S rendezvous with USS RADFORD (DD-968)andUSS BARNEY (DDG-6) I Refueling at Sea Crossing the MED in February THE SI Supplies and fuel are required, even if the seas are not cooperative. ir B Tile J b. k THE SUEZ CANAL City of SUEZ r ! The green side The sand side Krmii.tni ' ii 1 he Arab-Israeli wars THE GULF I USS ANTR.IM FFG-2 ■ ' it tfm 64, FREEDOM ' Dhows n-7 Gold by the gram IT!!, ' 1 v ■ R L - » -f Oil wells ••! Sea snakes Endless watches Countless flight ops GREAT WHITE GHOST OF THE ARABIAN COAST The Desert Duck (COMIDEASTFOR HELO) I ' Tlight Quarters, Flight Quarters. . . HIFR ' s B9 K ' ' ' S ' S« — ' 1 mr H l K:i B Sff l l p n ps IfiiriQ k K m I , ' . pqp ' ) J L daK -j» J r GULF TANKERS NORDIC IKADER CARIBBEAN BREEZE FUND RAISERS, COOKOUTS, AND SUNDAYS Take that HURRICANE! LIBERTY KARACHI, PAKISTAN VALENCIA, SPAIN Remnants of the Crusades Sidewalk Cafes Bull Fights jBihtuiMk: T RETURN TO MAYPORT BSF in the AZORES WELCOME HOME! SUPPORT DEPARTMENT LT Ronald D. Christian Supply Officer Portland, OR ENS David J. Czerw Disbursing Officer Utica, NY HMC(SW) Jerome A. Krocke Hospital Corpsman Rochester, NY MAI Richard C.Chall Master-at-Arms Santa Barbara, CA The Support Department combines the normal Supply and Administrative Departments. There are two divisions in the Support Department. S-1 is the Supply Administration division and consists of Storekeepers (SK) who perform material procurement and handling to spare parts and consumable items. Yeomen (YN) and Personnelmen (FN) provide for administrative support and personnel accounting. Additionally, included in SI Division is the Disburing Clerk (DK) who provides for the payment of the crew, the Hospital Corpsman (HM), Master-at-Arms (MA), and the ship ' s 3M Coordinator, who documents the maintenance and repair of the ship ' s installed equipment. S-2 Division is the Food Service Support Division and includes the Mess Management Specialists (MS), who procure, receipt for, stow, and prepare all food for the ship. Also included are the Ship ' s Servicemen (SH), who provide laundry and barber ser ' ices, and run the Ship ' s Store. 49 SKC Thomas F. Faulkner Baltimore, MI) MSC Jose P. Vincecruz Manila, Rep of Philippines PNKSW) David H. Aufdengarten Washington, KS YNl Joseph L.Rose YNl Vallejo, CA SHI Michael J. Brown Savanna, GA MSI Emerito E. Espiritu Arayat , Rep of Philippines SKI Robert R. Pitts Rambob Rutland, VT i MSI Patrick Dunn San Antonio, TX SKl(SW) Larry Tarpinian Tarp Sloughton, WI MS2 Gregory C, Danielson Humlx)ldl.IA MS2 Levy G.Randolph PAC-MAN Los Angeles, CA 50 SK2JamesR. Pruitt Hub Rome, NY SH2 Kenneth Balentine Decatur, AL DK2 Robert Owens Austin, TX SK3 Vince Goodwin Beaumont, TX MS3 Glenn Sorrentino Long Beach, NJ ' A rare picture of PC awake ' MS3 Allen E. Sinclair Bristol, RI 51 MS3Jackie V.Brown Cleveland, MS YNSN Donald W. Dillbaugh Watertown, NY PCSN Greg Shoemaker Shicksshinny, PA SH3 Howard Lopez Key West, FL YNSN Davey Harris Vancleave, MS SHSN Mark Christian Emmons, MN 52 ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT ) IK LT Raymond P. Webber Engineer Officer Jacksonville, FL V V LT Robert Granata Auxiliaries Officer Philadelphia, PA LTJGJohn Serocki Damage Control Assistant Hauppauge, NY LTJG David T. Pearson Main Propulsion Assistant Bass River, MA The Engineering Department is comprised of four officers and forty enlisted men from several ratings and is responsibile for mobility and auxiliary systems in support of the ship ' s mission. The divisional makeup of the department includes: El Division. Gas Turbine Systems Technicians Electrical (GSE) and Gas Turbine Systems Technicians Mechanical (GSM ) personnel, who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Propulsion Equipment and its Control Systems. E-2 Division is comprised of Electrician Mates (EM) and Enginemen (EN) personnel who are responsible for providing electrical power throughout the ship as well as refrigeration, air conditioning, high and low pressure air and other services. E-3 Division personnel include the Hull Technicians (HT) and the ship ' s Machinery Repairmen (MR). Their responsibilities include the maintenance and repair of the ship ' s hull and fittings. They also have the capability of fabricating, cutting and welding, as necessary, to repair damage to the ship. In addition, the ship ' s Machinery Repairmen can manufacture from stock, various components of the ship ' s machinery and systems. 53 E-1 DIVISION GSMC(SW) Mike E. Finley Depew, NY GSMUSW) Stephen Hopper Hop Neptune Beach. FL m Chiai GSE2(SW)Jeff L. Sheets N. Wilkesboro, NC GSM2JeffRuest Rooster Applet on, NY GSE2(SW) Jerome B. Moses Rome, NY GSM2(SW Roy L. Littlepage LP Ward, AL E-l« two iJl ' i .1- : GSE2(SW)PaulJ.Tubbs Ernest Hadley, NY EN3 Jeff Theobald Theo Decatur, IL GSE3 Bobby Adams Tar Baby King, NC GSM;U)arnnJ. Felkey Temperance. MI 54 iB i GSM2JeffreyPopelka Pops Chicago, IL GSM3 William T. Sutton Charlotte, NC GSM3 Amie Delacruz Little Brown Guy Baldwin, NY GSM3 Anthony J. Watry Lakeviile, MN E-1 is Main Propulsion. The Division is manned by GSM ' s who maintain and operate two mighty LM 2500 Gas Turbine engines, GSE ' s who maintain the essential engineering electronic control systems, and the Oil Kings who ensure nothing but the finest fuel and oil gets to engineering machinery. In E-1 Division, these talents are mixed together to give ANTRIM the reliable push we all count on. GSMFNJohnUhle J. C.- St. Louis, MO Not pictured: GSM2KevinJ. Kuhl Naples, FL GSMFN James Schirmiester Squirmy May port, FL GSM2 Jeffrey Haas 55 E-2 DIVISION EMCS(SW) Robert E. Barker Chief Bob Jacksonville, FL JIOTHy ENC(SW) Bruce S. Crutchfield, Jr. Barney Mobile, AL EMI Nicanor C. Tubig.Jr. Chumley Jacksonville, FL EM KSW) William Gardner Billy Kay Mattress Back ENl Leonard F. Farr Leonard E Edina, MO k EN2 Dave Adams Skate Mojave, CA EN2 Kenneth Topp Commaradski Schurerville, IN F,N2 Dean Harmon Magpie II Hunlock Creek, PA EM2 Scott Sloan Puker Daytona, FL V.M ' .i Kenneth Sommers Wannabe Detroit, MI 56 EMS Tyrone Griggs God Squad Cleveland, OH ENS Manuel Toledo Super Chili Havward, CA ENFN David C. Morris Road Cat Covington, IN ENFN Kevin Wands Jose Penrose, CO E-2 Division. This division is a major part of ANTRIM ' S power and light. Consisting of Electrician Mate ' s (EM) and Enginemen (EN), E-2 Division is responsible for maintaining ANTRIM ' S Auxiliary equipment. The four Ship ' s Service Diesel Generators (SSDG ' s), two refrigeration plants, three air conditioning plants, three 400 Hz frequency converters, four air compressors, two distilling plants, motor whale toat , steering gear, anchor windlass, two APU ' s and numerous other systems and equipment keep the personnel of E-2 Division busy. They are also responsible for maintaining the spaces their equipment is kxated in and standing Engineering watches. Without E-2, as with any of the divisions onboard, ANTRIM would not be able to carry out her mission. FN Harry B. Gould Tex Athens, TX ■m EMFN Kerry Bailey Beetle Don ' t lo ok and maybe they won ' t see us goofing off! 57 FN Ron S. Rexrode New Madison. OH ENFN Richard Davis Roadkill Rushville, IN ENFN Boyke Flovd Pink Houston. TX FA Robert Wallun Rags Kane, PA Look at those D Fireman goofing off! i 58 E-3 DIVISION HTl Dennis D. Nickerson Dad Margate, FL MR2 Robert Nickerson Nick Vestal. NY a; . ' HT2 Timothy V. Cheek Athens, GA r ( HT2 Bret A. Webber Potatoe Boy Soddy-Daisy, TN HT3 Darrel S. Patterson HT Dog Mt. Dora, FL HT3 James P. Shannon Bigjim Groveland, MA HTFN Keith Roper Rope Seattle, WA E-3 Division is the USS ANTRIM ' S Repair Department, consisting of HT ' s and one MR. The HT ' s are responsible for maintaining the ship ' s hull, fittings, piping systems and are the experts in Damage Control procedures and head-up the ship ' s Firefighting and Emergency Repair Parties. In addition, they are highly skilled welders and sheet metal workers. Our MR works closely with the HT ' s in making various repair parts from delicate eyeglass screws to large motor shafts. The E-3 Division ' s motto has always been. . . if we can ' t fix it, it ain ' t broke. HTFN Darren Kaighn Helena, MT 59 . • MR M J r • 4 V( r r ' ' HT2 Michael Bucarich Buch Hurl.VA HT3 Victor V.Vantassel III Perry, OH 4 Not pictured. HT2 Dennis Gaarder Magpie il H HT3JackJ. Hoffman You ' re doKKin me Seattle. WA ■Ididn ' l spill It 60 HSL 36, DETACHMENT ONE LAMPLIGHTERS LCDR Michael J. Connelly Pensacola, FL - - J a= LT Craig Felker Pittsburgh, PA Wi, t - LT Ed Duffy Long Island, NY LTJG Edward J. Campbell Taunton, MA 61 I, AEC Bob Williams Hazelton, PA AMHlMikeWaldron Ocala, FL Trevosel The LAMPS Detachment is made up of 4 pilots, 2 aircrewmen and 10 maintenance personnel. LAMPS is an acronym for Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System. This system extends the search and attack capabilities of escort ships by deploying helicopters directly from the decks of these ships. The primary mission of the helicopter is anti-submarine warfare. The helicopter is also used for such missions as search and rescue, observation, reconnaisance and transportation of internal and external cargo. r AWKAW) Michael D. Aim Worthington.MN AE2 Timothy Browning Augusta, GA AD2CraigA. Payant Childersburg. AL AX2 Mark E. Evans Fairfii ' ld.OH AW3 Leslie Reed Albany, GA AZ3 Anthony S. Tucker Arlington. TX 62 In ADSJimSlotter Trevose Heights, PA ) h ) AE3 Matthew Lieferman Chnton.IA i:t AMHSJohnTorok Spotswood, NJ AXAN Kenneth F. Perry Manhattan, NY 63 Antrim rescues merchant crewmen On March 17 ihe U.S. Na y guided missile frigale USS An- trim (KFG-20), operaling in the central Persian Cull some 45 miles casi of Qaiar, rescued ihree crewmen and provided medical assistance lo an additional nine crewmen from the merchant tanker Caribbean Breeze, which had been attacked by Iranian air- craft. When the 236,000-ion Liberian-flag tanker was hit by Iranian rockets, Antrim was about 70 miles away and heard distress calls requesting urgent medical assistance. Commander Middle East Force, Antrim ' s operational commander in the Persian Gulf, at once directed Antrim to pro- ceed to the icinity of the Carib- bean Breeze at best speed and launch her embarked LAMP.S helicopter of HSL-3b Detach- ment One as soon within range to provide emergency assistance as needed. Antrim soon launched the LAMPS helicopter with Chief Hospital Corpsman Jerry Krocke and two aircrew-men onboard. The LAMPS helicopter, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Michael Connelly, landed on the deck of the stricken tanker and disembarked HMC Krocke and Aviation Anti- submarine Warfare Operatcr I si Class Michael D. Aim and Avia- tion Anli-Submarine Warfare Operator 3rd Class Leonard L. Reed. HMC Krocke then deemed ii necessary ihat three Caribbean Breeze crewmembers be evacuated. This was accomplish- ed by an SH-3 Sea King helicopter of HS-1 Deiachment One, which arrived shortly thereafter bringing in a Navy Medical leam from Bahrain. Doc Krocke, assisted by AW3 Reed, treated numerous other minor injuries onboard. Thirteen of the merchant ship ' s total crew of 33 had been injured. For their part in assisting in the medical rescue effort, both An- trim and HSL-36 received hearty congratulations. In a message sent to all of the Middle East Force, COMIDEASTFOR said, in part, The rescue effort was a fine example of outstanding teamwork and individual stan- dards of excellence. The action w as correct , the reporting superb, and the result highly favorable for the injured. HMC Krocke was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal for his efforts on behalf of the injured crewmen. Antrim is an Oliver Ha ard Perry class guided missile frigate and is commanded bv Captain R.B. Moser. The ship has been assigned to Commander Middle East Force since March. I :aribbean breeze ANTRIM ' S mission during the Persian Gulf cruise was to protect U.S. interests. While carrying out her mission, ANTRIM also com- pleted several humanitarian missions. ANTRIM had the unfortuante experience of witnessing the results of the Gulf Tanker War waged by Iran and Iraq. With the cooperation of friendly countries, ANTRIM provided humanitarian assistance to crewmembers of tankers attacked with modern missiles. The stories are told in the following pictures and newspaper articles: ' yiO SMOKING 65 Assistance to the CARIBBEAN BREEZE Recognition from COMIDEASTFOR WORLD NEWS Another gulf tanker is hit; U.S. Navy helps rescue crew By Th« AMOclated Pres« MANAMA, Bahrain - War- planes attacked an oil tanker Thursday in the Persian Gulf northeast of Qatar, setting it afire and wounding some crew mem- bers, shipping and salvage execu- tives said. The shipping sources said Iran was responsible for the attack, but Iran blamed Iraq. The sources said the ship was aban- doned, with U.S. Navy ve.ssels helping in the rescue. Lloyd ' s Shipping Intelligence in London confirmed an attack on the 20,085-ton Nordic Trader, registered in Liberia, and said warplanes also attacked but missed a second tanker, the 117,596-ton Japan Aster. Lloyd ' s did not identify the attackers. Iran, in a Tehran radio report monitored in London, blamed Iraq for both attacks and said the raid on the Japanese tanker was an attempt to disrupt Iranian- Japanese relations. The Nordic Trader was about 80 miles north of Doha, Qatar, and the Japan Aster was about 35 miles away, gulf shipping sources said. Lloyd ' s spokesman Roger Lowes said he had no report of injuries. He and shipping execu- tives in Bahrain said the U.S . Navy guide missile frigate Antrim and Arab fishing boats rescued 18 crewmen and took them to Qatar. Shipping sources said the Libe- rian tanker was hit by a rocket fired by an Iranian jet fighter. The ship was badly hit and set on fire in the attack, one marine salvage executive said. We do not know as yet how many seamen were injured, but we know that quite a number of them were moved by helicopter to Qatar hospitals, a Bahrain - based shipping agent said. The attack on the Nordic Trader could have been in retali- ation for a raid by Iraqi war- planes Wednesday on the Turk- ish tanker Burak M, which was loaded with Iranian crude oil. Iraq, which has been at war with Iran since September 1980. has decl ared a blockade of Ira- nian ports and vowed to attack any vessels in the area. Iran has not claimed responsibility for any ship attacks in the gulf, but has said it would retaliate for any efforts to cut off the oil exports it uses to finance the war. . jTFOR 67 Antrim aids in rescue of crewmen Shortly before 10:00 a.m. on May 2, the Liberian flag mer- chant vessel Nordic Trader was attacked in the Persian Gulf by an Iranian warplane. The stricken vessel sent a distress call over marine radio, which was overheard by USS Antrim (FFG-20), on routine patrol near- by at the time. Directed by Commander Mid- dle East Force to investigate, An- trim responded to the call. After hearing the initial call, the Mayport-based Navy warship tried unsuccessfully to raise the vessel to determine her position and the nature of the emergency. A Japanese merchant vessel was able to report the stricken vessel ' s position and informed Antrim that the merchant had been hit and was on fire and in need of assistance. Captain Horn takes helm of USS Yosemite By J01 Audrey C. Michaels Captain Frank G. Horn became the Commanding Officer of the destroyer tender USS Yosemite (AD-19) during a change of command ceremony June 3 on the ship ' s ceremonial deck. Commodore Jeremy M. Boor- da, Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, was the guest speaker for the occa- sion. Captain Horn relieved Captain Francis J. Boyle, who had com- manded the Mayport-based tender since June of 1983. Prior to reporting to the Yosemite, Captain Horn .served as Commander Patrol Combat Missile Hydrofoil Squadron Two, based in Key West, Florida. He served in a variety of assignments afloat. His billets have included Engineering Of- ficer, USS Hunting (EAG-398); Operations Officer, USS McNair (DD-679); Operations Officer, USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23); Electronics Warfare Officer, Commander Destroyer Flotilla 12; Weapons Officer, USS Calcaterra (DER-390); and Com- manding Officer, USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23). Captain Horn ' s assignments ashore included two tours in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, first in the Anti-Ship Missile Defense Program Office (OP-03G) and later in the Surface Ship Acquisition Division (OP-37). Captain Horn graduated with distinction from the Command and Staff Course at the Naval War College in 1974, followed by an assignment at the Surface Ship Placement Branch (Pers-413) in the Bureau of Naval Personnel. He also completed an assignment at the Naval Military Personnel Command as Director, Pro- cedural Control Fiscal Manage- ment Division (NMPC-46). Captain Horn is married to the former Jacqueline Roberts of North Miami Beach, Florida. They have five children: Rene, Rhonda, Mark, Tanya and Rachael. Captain Boyle ' s next assign- ment is as Commander Readiness Support Group Charleston, South Carolina. I 68 ' Ktr 69 I MORE CANDIDS ►-f 71 Standing Guard I I rPA Standing Watch 1 V 1 II AT WORK... AGAIN fc ■ ' - ■■■■■f,« •■51 f U ' .lU f. ,1-- MORE UNREPS, VERTREPS .... r » T 3 leave . . .AND FLIGHT QUARTERS j ::: HSL-36 DET 1 and ANTRIM leave their mark. FACES. . . .PLACES. . . .AND THINGS The Old Man and the sea r)(xtur Funk This BUD ' S for us! ■■ ' li ; Not near as good as Schuckers ' -«•- — - ■ ' - • ---■1 jM.«-t «i J I THE MISSING NETS ■■HOLLYWOOD 342 DEDICATION TO OUR WIVES LIFE OF A NAVY WIFE I take him lo the ship, I sit and cr -, For it ' s so hard to say good-bye. I have to do a little praying Deep down I wish that he was staying. Now the ship has sailed away. I know that this will Ix- the day That my whole heart begins to break And my whole world starts lo shake. I ' m alone, what do I do now? ' Of course, I ' ll have to learn how To carry on and do my part. But when he left he took my heart. I wondered, when we were pulled apart If the Navy even had a heart. They tell us it won ' t be for long But now I feel I don ' t telong. I write a letter every night To say, I won ' t give up the fight. At times it ' s hard for me to cope. Sometimes I even give up hope. Then I stop to think and say Does it have to be this way? Yes, it is a rough life. But, I am a Navy wife. Now the months are down to one day I can say, Baby, I ' ve come a long way. Yesterday, I was lonely and sad. Now, the ship is coming back, I ' m glad. [ stand and wait for that ship to come. And I know once again I ' ve won. I have to understand this lonely life Because I am a Navy wife. Faye Jones f DEDICATION TO US Most of us, most of the time, live in blissful ignorance of what a small, elite, heroic group of Americans are doing for us night and day. As we speak, all over the globe, American sailors and submariners and aviators are doing something very dangerous. People say, Well, it can ' t be too dangerous because there are no wrecks. But the reason we don ' t have more accidents is that these are superb professionals; the fact that they master the dangers does not mean the dangers aren ' t real. Right now, somewhere around the world, young men are landing high performance jet aircraft on the pitching decks of aircraft carriers, at night! You can ' t pay people to do that; they do it out of love of country, of adventure, of the challenge. We all benefit from it, and the very fact that we don ' t have to think about it tells you how superbly they ' re doing their job — living on the edge of danger so the rest of us need not think about, let alone experience, danger. —George Will, ABC news commentator WALSWORTHWWW CRUISE BOOK OFFICE PUBLISHING III 1203 Wesi Lillle Creek Road COMPANyXAA Norfolk Virginia 23505 Marcelin . Mo U S A ,! ■ - : J ' ' ' N -■ .•. 1 . s ' ' K- ' iN • ,V V A

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