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Show Hide text for 1985 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 120 of the 1985 volume: “ 1 • m tr St » « i K lis book prov ANZIO (CG ANZIO is a ship crafted by her builders to be the most capable cruiser our Navy, our Nation, and the world has to offer. The builders did their job well for ANZIO is with- out question an awesomely powerful warship. However, those who know her are quick to recognize ANZIO is far more than a marvel of metal, machines, and high technology. Her heart and her soul are her crew. They are men who carry the tradition of the Anzio Beachhead Veterans who displayed incredible courage to " Stand and Fight and through their lives and sacrifices earned for us the precious freedom we enjoy and the world envies today. They are the men who were given the honor to sail this magnificent ship on her first deployment of the many which will surely mark a long and distin- guished service to country. This book records the highlights of this historic deployment; the exercises a nd opera- tions conducted; the seas and oceans traversed, the ports visited; the routine of life at sea from the ArbianGulf to the Adriatic Sea; and, most importantly, the return home to the families and friends whose support made it all possible. But clearty the most impor- tant part of this book is the reflections of ANZIO s officers and crew. Look at these men closely. They represent the best our great country has to offer. This book is their story. It has been my distinct privilege to join them. P.M. BALISLE Captain U.S. navy Commanding Officer USSAN IO (CO 68) - Jfr ' :■ SHIP ' S CHARACTERISTICS AEGIS GUIDED MISSILE CRUISER - USS ANZIO (CG 68) AM SLO 32A|V|3 ELECTRONIC WARFARE SUITE AN SPS 49 RADAR AN SPG 62 ILLUMINATORS ANSPY IB(V) RADAR HELO PLATFORM HANGAR MK 32 TORPEDO TUBES MK 41 VERTICAL LAUNCHING SYSTEM AN SPS 55 SURFACE SEARCH RADAR AN SPO 9 RADAR AN SPG 62 ILLUMINATORS AN SPS 64 NAVIGATION RADAR AN SPY-1B(V| RADAR LENGTH 567 Feet BEAM 55Feet SPEED 30+ Knots I About the Ship The AEGIS Weapon system is the heart of ANZIO ' s awesome warfighting capability. The Aegis system is an extensive integration of electronic detection, command and decision programs, and engagement systems. ANZIO ' s weaponry and state of the art electronics truly distinguish her as a multi-mission warship able to simultaneously engage air, surface, and subsurface threats. The AN SPY- IB is the primary sensor of the Aegis system. This computer controlled phased array radar eliminates the need for separate search and tracking radars by simultaneously performing both functions. The four fixed arrays of the SPY radar form small beams of electromagnetic energy, and steer them to provide near instantaneous full radar coverage. It is capable of tracking hundreds of contacts. ANZIO ' s layered anti-air capability centers around the MK 41 DRAFT (KEEL) 22.4 Feet DRAFT (NAVIGATION) 33.5 Feet DISPLACEMENT 9,695 Tons COMPLEMENT 28 Officers 348 Enlisted Vertical Launch System (VLS), a multiwarfare missile launching system capable of firing a variety of missiles against airborne and surface threats. Standard Missiles provide ANZIO anti-air defense out to long ranges. For closer air targets, ANZIO wields an air gun capability with its five inch guns. To complete its anti-air defenses the Phalanx weapons system delivers a lethal punch to close inbound missiles. The ship ' s surface and subsurface weapons arc extremely capable. Tomahawk and Harpoon cruise missiles provide stand-off strike capability while Standard Missiles and five inch guns handle short range engagements. For anti-submarine warfare, ANZIO is the first Aegis cruiser to be equipped with the powerful AN SOS-53C hull mounted sonar. This system together with the AN SQS-19 lowed array, AN SQQ-2S sonobuoy processor, and the LAMPS MK III weapon system form the most advanced sonar suite placed on a surface ship. ANZIO can deploy torpedos using its LAMPS MK III helicopter, MK32 SVTT. or inorganic asw aircraft assigned to ANZIO ' s control. ANZIO ' s hard kill weapons arc complimented by electronic warfare countermeasures, decoys and passive detection systems. She possesses excellent aircraft control capabilities. Her superior command and control ability is augmented by a computer controlled radio center and an extensive display system. Four large screen displays enable the Commanding Officer and Tactical Action Officer to evaluate assets and hostile forces anywhere in the world and clearly display the battle picture. She is elegant, capable and BUILT TO FIGHT. USS ANZIO (CG 68) COAT OF ARMS SYMBOLISM Shield: Dark blue and gold are traditional naval colors representing the sea and responsibility, authority, accountability and spirit aboard a warship. Red and white evoke the stars and stripes of the national flag and symbolize the sacrifice of those who fell at the Anzio Beachhead and the principles of liberty and democracy for which they fought. The assault is recalled by the broken chevron thrusting through the enemy line and the tudor rose, maple leaf, and bald eagle honor the armed forces of the three nations that fought together here: Great Britain. ( anada. and the United States. The upward thrust of the chevron symbolizes the vertical launchers of cruiser ANZIO. Embattlements are symbolic of entrenched lines and the extensive campaign ashore during which allied troops refused defeat despite the enemy ' s numerical superiority; by holding their ground with uncommon valor, they prevailed. The cross edged weapons are a sailor ' s cutlass and an officer ' s dress sword representing combat readiness and the fundamental shipboard teamwork without which victory is not possible. The single gold star commemorates the Navy Unit Commendation to ANZIO (CVE 57). the escort aircraft carrier subsequently commissioned during World War II. and the nine stars commemorate her battles in that great war. ( ' rest: The anchor, emblematic of ships and the sea. portrays hope reflective that the crew can do only its best, w hi le the rest lay in God ' s hands. The light blue scroll entwined around the anchor acknowledges the 22 medal of honor recipients and the countless unnamed or unrecognized acts of gallantry and heroism at the Anzio beachhead. The words. Honor. Integrity, Heart, found on l his blue Medal of Honor ribbon, combine the essence of what is expected ami anticipated of ever) crevt member in ANZIO. The .Aegis radar ' s graj octagonal shape characterizes ANZIO ' s potent weaponry and her unmatched air, surface, and subsurface war fighting technology . The wings of the eagle in flight recall the first ANZIO (CVE 57) and also represent the attributes associated with America ' s national emblem: vigilance, preparedness, and courage in the face of the k Mono: " STASD AND Kill I " (the order by Lieutenant General Clark to the embattled Allies at Anzio). ahzio BEACHHEAD VETERANS FLAG FAIR WINDS A SAILORS STORY PACK YOUR BAGS, IT ' S TIME TO GO AWAY FROM HOME AGAIN. AWAY FROM ALL YOUR FAMILY, AND YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS. KISS YOUR WIFE, HUG YOUR KIDS AND TELL THEM ALL GOOD-BYE. AS YOU LEAVE, YOU WON ' T LOOK BACK, KNOWING YOU MIGHT CRY. GOING TO A FOREIGN PLACE MILES ACROSS THE SEA. TO PUT YOUR LIVES ON THE LINE TO HELP MAKE OTHERS FREE. SOME DAYS ARE GOOD, SOME DAYS ARE BAD; AS YOU STRUGGLE TO MAINTAIN. BUT OH HOW HAPPY IS THE DAY WHEN ITS TIME TO GO HOME AGAIN. SO NOW YOU DEPART, PEACE OF MIND AS YOU HEAD TOWARDS THE SUN, SAFELY RETURNING, MISSION COMPLETE, ANOTHER JOB WELL DONE! OSl(SW) STUART MAURICE CROWDER 6DI PARTI Kl AND FOLLOWING SEAS. DEPARTURE 7 IKE BATTLE GROUP m . f H ! C W,: -•-•« — i- .r- 1 - ; ■ m 5f .f. I ..... H H « £ • , ' ■ J9 ' - COMMANDING OFFICER CAPT. PHILLIP M. BALISLE A native of Idabel, Oklahoma, Captain Balisle joined the Naval Reserve in Janu- ary 1969 while a student at Oklahoma State University. After graduation, he at- tended Officer Candidate School in new- port, Rhode Island where he was commis- sioned as an Ensign on 20 November 1970. Captain Balisle s first duty station was USS HARWOOD (DD 861), where he served as First Lieutenant and Gunnery Officer. Subsequent sea duty assignments include Communications and Electronic Warfare Officer, COMDESRON FOUR; Operations Officer, USS BROOKE (FFQ 1) where he re- ceived the 1977 Pacific Fleet Ship Handler Award; First Lieutenant, USS DENVER (LPD 9); Communications Officer, USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67); Executive Officer, USS KING (DDQ 41); and Commanding Officer, USSKIDD(DDG993). Shore assignments include Naval Post- graduate School where he graduated with distinction receiving the Chief of Naval Op- erations award for Academic Achievement; SWOS Department Head School where he graduated with distinction, receiving the Top Operator Award; Budget and Program- ming Officer for Navy Satellite Communi- cations Station, United Kingdom in Thurso, Scotland; Officer in Charge, Com- bat Systems Mobile Training Team, Atlan- tic Fleet; and Assistant Chief of Staff for Combat Systems, COMNAVSURFLANT. Other significant assignments include duty as Maritime Intercept Force Coordina- tor, AAW Officer, and senior U.S. Represen- tative to the Multinational Interception Force Task Group Commanders Council while assigned to COMIDEASTFOR during Operation " DESERT SHIELD " AND AAW ASUW NGFS Officer for COMUSNAVCENT during " DESERT STORM. " Captain Balisle ' s personal awards in- clude the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (seven awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal (three awards). He holds the academic degrees of Bachelor of Science in Physical Science and Master of Science in Management. Captain Balisle is married to the former Patricia Elaine Greeg of Midwest City, Okla- homa. They have two children, Jennifer and Jeffrey. 10 co Middle: Vice Admiral Prueher visits in Maples. 3ottotn: Mot on MY ship! Capt. Balisle speaks to the crowd gathered in Anzio, Italy. CO 11 Commander Joseph Horn is a native of Philadel- phia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States naval Academy in May, 1980, with a Bache- lor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Commander Horn ' s first duty assignment was USS SAMPSOM (DDQ 10) where he served as Com- bat Information Center Officer and Damage Con- trol Assistant. Subsequent sea duty assignments include tours as Operations Officer in USS ROB- ERT Q. BRADLEY (FFG 49) and USS TICOND- EROQA (CQ 47). He began his current tour as Ex- ecutive Officer in USS ANZIO (CQ 68) in July 1993. Ashore, Commander Horn has completed a Master of Science Degree in Operations Analysis from the naval Postgraduate School. His profes- sional military education includes assignments to Department Head School and Armed Forces Staff College. His most recent assignment was to the Joint Staff as an operations analyst in the Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate (J-8) of the Joint Staff. Commander Horn ' s personal awards include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, navy Com- mendation Medal (Two Awards), and navy Achievement Medal (Two Awards). Commander Horn is married to the former Mar- garet Marie Vitosky of Mt. Ephraim, new Jersey. They have two children, Monica and Stephanie. EXECUTIVE OFFICER LCDR JOSEPH A. HORN Hey hid! wiui happened to the cart oon I asked (or? Uhat I uouldn I do to start this rid) over. 12 XO Preparing fro the ceremony at the American Cemetery. s include av) Com- ind navj trmer Mai- Jersey, ihanie. EXECUTIVE OFFICER R.A. KURZAWA I Lieutenant Commander Kurzawa is a resident of Texas, where his mother and one older sister re- side. While serving as an enlisted Machinist Mate ; nuclear), he deployed to the Mediterranean Sea ;i978), then to the north Arabian Sea in support 3f the 1979-1980 Iranian Hostage Crisis. A direct Beet accession to Officer Candidate School, he re- ceived a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of new York (Albany) (1980). XDR Kurzawa was commissioned in July, 1981. At sea LCDR Kurzawa has served as Electrical Officer in USS OLDEnDORF(DD 972) (1981-1982), dlC Officer, USS THOMASTOn (LSD 28) (1982- 1983), Operations Officer, USS THOMASTOn (LSD 28) (1983-1984), ASW Officer, USS OBRIEn (DD JJ375) (1984-1986), and Operations Officer, USS ZMAnCELLORSVILLE (CO 62) (1988-1992). Since commissioning he has deployed to the Indian Ocean (1981-1982), the Western Pacific (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985-1986), and in 1991 to the Ara- bian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Storm. While ashore, LCDR Kurzawa received a M.A. de- gree in national Security Affairs (1987) from the U.S. naval Postgraduate School, and is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute. From 1992- 1994 he served in the Office of the Chief of naval Operations as a strategic planner in the Warfare iPolicy Branch (N512). LCDR Kurzawa s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, navy Commendation Medal (two awards), and navy Achievement [Medal. He has additionally received various other medals and awards, including the 1985 U.S. Pa- cific Fleet Shiphandler of the Year Award. The Kurzawa Family currently resides in Virginia Beach, Vriginia, and includes Cindy, a native of Connecticut, daughter Mikaela (Kayla) Ann and son nicholas (nick) John. xo 13 COMMAND MASTER CHIEF ROGER S. HALE Born, Roger Spencer Male on 26 January 1956 in Crescent City, California. He graduated from Smyrna High School, TN, in 1974 and joined the navy for the Advanced Electronics Field on 1 November 1974, at- tending Recruit Training in Orlando, FL. Attending " A " School and Advanced First Term Avi- onics (AFTA) at MATTC Memphis, he graduated in De- cember 1975 as an Aviation Fire Control Technician Third Class. He reported to FRAMP, NAS Whidbey Is- land, WA, for maintenance training on the A-6A Intruder aircraft enroute to his first duty assignment, Attack Squadron VA-115 aboard USS MIDWAY (CVA 41), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, in June 1976. Subsequent duty stations in clude: Attack Squadron VA-35 from 1978 to 1981, NAS Oceana VA, deploying aboard USS NIM1TZ (CVN 68). LASER lnfrared Weap- ons Systems instructor at Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Detachment (NAMTD), Det 1003, NAS Oceana from 1981 to 1985. It was during this tour he earned his designation as Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist (EAWS). Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department, USS AMERICA (CV 66) from 1985 to 1989 and as Ship ' s 3-M Coordinator. In March 1989 he was selected to attend the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, Rl enroute to Washing- ton DC, where he became an Enlisted Detailer for all E-7 E-8 personnel in the AE AT AX AQ ratings. Se- lected for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer in April 1991, he accepted orders into the Command Mas- ter Chief (CMC) Program as CMC of VF-143 World Fa- mous Pukin ' Dogs " where he deployed aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). He later served as CMC of COMCARAIRWINQ 7 from 1992 to 1994, deploy- ing on USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) where he earned his designation as Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS). In March of 1994, he reported for duty as Command Master Chief, USS ANZIO (CG 68). His personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achieve- ment Medal (three awards), and Navy Good Conduct Medal (five awards). Married in 1985 to the former Jorja Ellen Marrs, they have four children William, Richard, Natalie and Roger. 14 C N OMBUDSMAN " OMBUDSMAN. " It ' s a confusing title with no singular adequate definition. She is part command liaison, part communica- tor, part support-provider, part command representative and a dozen other critical " parts. ' ' She is asked a thousand ques- tions and somehow finds equal answers. She is called upon by the Captain to make the unbearable seem bearable, to conjure smiles like rainbows during a long dreary rain and to do it all while sharing the pain Df separation from her husband. She is Terri Hatfield and she is nothing less than vvonderful. Terri helped prepare us all for the cruise Dy organizing critical pre-deployment briefs for both single |3nd married sailors. For many on their first separation, she Drovided valuable information on counseling, available na- zal services, and in quieter moments a friendly voice on a Dhone. Her role is as varied as the concerns she addresses on a daily basis. Her knowledge of the system helped point our Terri Hatfield tributed ily. loved ones in the right direction, whether it ' s information on Navy Relief or accessing the ship ' s schedule. She too is an invalu- able asset in squelching the many rumors which invariably surface during an ex- tended deployment. The importance of that last quality cannot be underesti- mated. While Anzio assumed her grueling un- derway schedule, Terri became the sole bastion of command representation on shore. She did so with professionalism be- fitting her roles and skill, but more impor- tantly she has done so with a personal touch and grace which significantly con- to the many triumphs realized by the Anzio Fam- FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Pat Balisle Advisor L-R: Mary McQucsten. Sharon Shew. Sandy Waggoner, Phyllis Laidlcy, Pat Balisle. Rita Eddleman Cindy Kurzawa Advisor Perhaps the most difficult effect of a deployment is the stress and loneliness which so acutely touches every member of the Anzio Family. Our Family Support Group was the single greatest instrument in alleviating this ef- fect through their packages, videotapes, and cards sent by the dozens to those of us at sea, as well as the many events staged back home for the benefit of family and friends. Before departing in October we were given the opportunity to come together as a family through the many com- mand-sponsored events. There were meetings offering information and the chance to meet others about to face the same separation from their loved ones. After we left, our Family Support Group rallied to keep spirits buoyed through numerous parties and social ac- tivities meant to minimize the isolation of those back home and keep us all from eyeing the calendar of red cross marks through the expired days. Those activities included Halloween parties for our children, video opportuni- ties, the making of Christmas care packages for all crewmembers, a dining out and the spectacular Homecoming celebration. Anzio ' s Family Support Group bore the lion s share of keeping despair at bay when for weeks we were incapa- ble of hearing from our loved ones. They encouraged family members to meet and air their frustrations and anxi- eties, rather than suffering alone. Perhaps this, in spite of their many contributions, was their greatest achieve- ment. Not only did they afford us smiles during impossible times, but we at sea felt secure in knowing there was a sympathetic, understanding ear for our loved ones to turn to in our absence. We knew of our individual and collective loneliness at sea, but sometimes forgot that our families and friends suffered equally if not more. Anzio ' s Family Support Group never did. They never dwelt on misery, but instead embraced both crew and family members in their never-failing attempts to keep us all together through the missed milestones and forgotten holidays of the deployment. Our Homecoming Celebration on April 14th was a testament to their success and underscores the resilience of heart and courage over circumstance. rso 15 Combat Systems Department LCDR S. Swicegood CE DIVISION 4 M A d X $Ss " ; " as If i ' -jUv i k lii, 1 cf Division ' Hey! What ' s that clown think he ' s doing? " if. ct Division ce Division ! 1 fl XS Irs a IC2 K. Talgoust ET2 D. tluisenga ET2 M. Pyska ET2 R. Richardson IC2 Cj. Whitaker IC3 B. Brown ET3 N. Digcrolama . Oft Hutch, lets sec what happens when we connect these wires together. 18 Mill and Skinner smiling and profiling. L m A The ETs and IC men of USS ANZIO work together to form the Combat Electronics Division. Workcenter CEOl maintains and repair exterior communications equipment and is manned by Electronics Technicians. The ETs that make up CE02, maintain and repair ANZIO ' s surface search radars, air search radar, and electronic navigation systems. CE03 is the calibration lab where Technicians repair and calibrate all test equipment on board the ship. The IC men of CE04 maintain and re- pair ANZIO ' s telephone system, inertial navigation systems, alarm sys- tems, and ships television and entertainment equipment. ET3 R. Hill IC3 B. Hutchinson ET3 M. McCormack IC3 A. Roberts ET3 C. Wythe ET3 D. Allen ETSH B. Skinner ICFNJ.McCord ICFRC.Cato I i umnu7 19 Replacing the old with the new Zeliff ct cf Divisions The Combat Fire Control Division is made up of technicians that specialize in four separate areas of the advanced aegis system. The SPY-IB technician operates and repairs the primary air and surface three dimensional radar on Anzio. The Fire Control System technician is responsible for launching the standard missile and also taking care of the four illuminators used during the terminal phase of the missile ' s flight. The Computer and Display technicians are the central nervous system of the entire ship, they supply the data needed to keep Anzio combat ready. As you can see Aegis Fire Controlmen provide the shield needed to keep Anzio safe and sound. This feels like my rack. Super Chief! ) " - The ' Urfacc mician FCl S. Keller FC1 B. Ramer rci G. Rodriguez rci S. Steinhauer FC2 R. Camasosa FC2 T. Clonts FC2 P. Gardn er FC2 A. Gerbert FC2 S. Hiott FC2 S. Sanders FC2 M. Wallace FC3 D. Allen FC3 E. Bar FC3 D. Crow ■ t f f a y t FC3 B. Culbcrtson FC3 S. Dillard FC3 P. Hall FC3 B. Hingsbergen FC3 T. Hollingsworth r " C3 C.Larson FC3 C. Millican FC3 D. Saucier VfJ Mo Cavities! 21 THE DITCH " Locals watch as we pass. Even the engineers got a peek! The CIW5 is used in defense against incoming missiles or aircraft. Its effect range is 2,000 yards with a fire rate of 3500-4000 rounds per minutes. It uses 2 radars, one to track the tar- get and one to track the stream of bullets. The computer then matches the bullets to the tar- get. The Tomahawk cruise missile gives AN- ZIO a long range strike capability. The missile was used extensively during the Gulf War. With a range of over 1200 miles and a warhead of over 400 pounds it carries a devastating punch. Using a terrain following guidance system it is also extremely accurate. (gtifeufc. FIREPOWER This is a description of USS AHZlO ' s weapons sys- tems. Her weapons are the most advanced in the world and are continually upgraded, maintaining AN- ZIO s technical edge. While her weaponry is potent It ' s the crew that makes it all work. The crew com- bined with her state of art weapons makes AMZIO ar- guably the most powerful warship afloat. The Mark 46 torpedo provides AMZIO with underwater warfare capability. Each tor- pedo has a range of over 10,000 yards and able to dive over 500 feet deep. They can also be dropped from the SH-60B LAMPS helicopter. Anzio is equipped with two 5 54 cali- ber guns. The 5 " gun is used in support of troop action on land. It ' s range of over 10 miles and fire rate of 20 rounds per minute makes it a deadly weapon. It is equally effective on surface targets. 24 The harpoon cruise missile is a fire and forget anti- ship missile. It has a range of over 60 miles enabling us to fire over ihe horizon. By using information fed The SM-2 Missile is the main armament of the USS ANZIO. This missile gives APiZIO a long range anti-air capability. This missile can also be used against surface contacts. I o the ship by the SH-60B LAMPS helo we can fire at a Iji.arget without using our radars, thus staying invisi- nalionfrtB 3 ' 6 - 25 Engineering Department LCDR J. Autrey a Division e Division mp Division 26 " l ve got it, too, Omar ... a strange feeling like we ' ve just been going in circles. " r Division MP Division Main Propulsion Division is responsible for the maintenance on four LM 2500 Qas Turbine Engines, 3 Allison 501-K17 Gas Turbine Generators, and associated support systems. A big part of MP-Division responsibilities are the testing of all fuels and lube oil for the engines, feed water for the waste boilers, and providing fuel for the replenishment of our helicopters. The excellent upkeep of the Engineering Plant allows for a 30 + knot return to our loved ones. MfJ QSM2 W. Patterson Q5M3C. Dyball Q5M3 C. Qholar GSM3 D. Gutierrez GSM3 M. Lasprilla EM3 T.Wallace GSMFhJ. Cooper GSMFN J. Tender GSMFriJ. Garrette GSMFN W. Prosser GSMFN S. Chesson FN F. Howell REPAIR DIVISION LT J. Holobinko R-Division is made up of twenty skillful men. This division is made up of Damage Control- man, Mull Maintenance Technicians and Ma- chinery Repairmen. The wealth of knowledge and on thejob know how to get a job done. Ev- erything for Damage Control and firefighting to welding a leaking pipe or even turning out a pump shaft. They are true masters of their trade. DCl K.Davis Where is everyone. " Are we having fun now? I love it here. DC3T. Mill MR1 wont find me Cummings doing his best Elvis, here! ft I 7 DC3A. Smith DCFN L. Carter DCfM M. Conner FM M. Doran Mave you got my pocket protector. e? Em q. mis EN1 Q. Lamb EN1 M. Pooley LT S. Bienkowski I T$ M EN3 S.Clark EN3 T. Dixon EP13 O. Dyson «« «;. lor me? a Division A-Division is comprised of sixteen of the top Enginemen in today ' s Davy. Maintain- ing all shipboard equipment which makes life a little easier. A-Division maintains and operates all air conditioning units, the making of fresh water, and ensuring all the galley and laundry equipment is in top working order. iMM iV y jachowski EM3 R. Torres EN3 P. Travis m T. Akers El rait dan spa mail ■i,y e Division Electrical Division is made up of Electrician ' s 1ates (EM ' s), and Gas Turbine Systems Techni- :ians (Electrical) (GSE ' s). Together, we are re- sponsible for the generation and distribution of all lectrical power throughout the ship. The QSE ' s naintain the gas turbine engine control equip- nent, and propulsion plant electrical systems. EhS T. Arneson I could ' ve joined the circus. QSE1 r. Hores § . GSE1 M. Reynolds sS EMI A. Smith ' fifih ■ EMI C.Stewart EM2 J. Lowinski m OSE2 P. Maus Peek-a-boo! Cat got your tongue, EMI? EM3 Cooper hard at work. EM2 E. Monge QSE2 W. Rees QSE2 R. Schlotterbeck while the EM ' s maintain all ship ' s service lighting, hotel service equipment, and elec- trical auxiliaries. ft en A VESESD 35 ' Hold still, Omar. ... Now look up. Yep. You ' ve got something in your eye, all right — could be sand. " 37 THANKSGIVING WITH THE CNO AND MCPON ADM Mike Boorda. Chief of Naval Operations ETCM(SW) JohnHagan Master Chiet Petty Officer of the navy 38 BRAVO ZULU! Supply Department LCDR M. Gordon ' Fair is fair, Larry. ... We ' re out of food, we drew straws — you lost. " s-i Division S-3 S-4 Division s-2 Division ' - ' «ii S-l DIVISION ip EMCS R. Patricio SKI T. Stringer SKI W. Pierre SKI E. Dunlap PC2 A. Burton S-2 DIVISION Food Service Division is comprised of Mess Management Specialists (MS ' s) and Food Service Attendants (FSA ' s). The division pro- vides the crew with three well balanced, tasty and nutrition filled meals per day as well as superb customer service. Aboard ship a hot meal in a relaxed atmosphere is often the only break from work a crewmember will get. The division is also called upon to plan, pre- pare and cater meals for special events. LTJQ D. Qehl MSC A. Wagner MSI J. Brown A xl A MS3J. Prassel MS3 A. Robinson MS3 J. Stephenson MS3 C. Thames MS3 L. Veganava MS3 M. Wilson MSSM C. Robinson MSSN P. Sowards MSSM P. Taylor 44 " Let ' s see ... no orange ... no root beer . . . no Fudgsicles. ... Well, for crying-out-loud! Am I out of everything? " w S-3 S-4 DIVISIONS I- w ) - 3b» SHI D. Bagby DM D. Blake DK1 D. Henry SHI C. Kendle SH2 L. Sawicki DK3 C. Jones SH3 J. Martin SH3 R. Stafford SHIP 5 SERVICEMEN (SHS) S3 S4 DIVISIOri ABOARD SHIPS PRO- VIDE EACH SAILOR WITH THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE POSSIBLE. SHIP SERVICEMEN ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL RETAIL OUTLETS AND SERVICE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS THE SHIP STORE. VENDING MACHINES, BARBER SHOP, AND THE LAUNDRY. DISBURSING CLERKS (DKS) DISBURSING CLERKS ARE RESPONSI- BLE FOR EACH CREW MEMBERS ' PAY AND TRAVEL ENTITLEMENTS IN ADDI- TION TO CHECK CASHING AND ATM OPERATIONS. yy i MAPLES A view of Naples Middle right: St Peter ' s Basillica, Vatican City. ' - . ' . ' ... ■ ' 1 vT E ill PI 1 I liUiDU Jin. TdWI ' ' - t:.J " ' C.J M W (pi " " ll,L ' •■ uilJ OME CHRISTMAS MASS 1994 ' rm 47 VERTREP Shouldn t those blades be turning? Don t you just hate when it does that? " V.EEEEl ri). - . He) what s everyone looking at? 4H -N One of many vertreps this deployment CH-46 putting the meaning into fast food Setting the stage for another safe unrep. Can we get a big gulp with that? UNREP 49 BOARDING PARTY AND Departing after a successful exercise with the German navy. Air coverage during an approach to a freighter. Searching a freighter for contraband MINOR CALIBER DETAIL The boarding party off to their 4th ship of the day. FCC Desouter and FCC Windsor ready for action. 51 FOOD Flour - 9 04 tons = 18,080 pounds = Rice - 80 tons = 1,602 pounds = Sugar - 5 67 tons = 11,340 pounds = Potatoes 5 91 tons = 11,818 pounds = Onions - 2 52 tons = 5,041 pounds = Fish - 1 65 tons = 3,305 pounds = Milk - 5, 025 gallons = 80,400 glass Eggs - 7, 030 dozen = 84,360 eggs = Pizza - 1, 908 pizzas = 30,528 slices Coffee - 1, 924 pounds = 90,541 cups = Bacon - 3, 709 pounds = 61,816 slices Chickens - 3, 201 chickens = 18 chickens . -— na .1 , iLz L 45 pounds person 4 pounds person 28 pounds person 29 pounds person 12 pounds person 8 pounds person es = 201 glasses person 2,109 eggs person = 80 slices person 226 cups person = 155 slices person day FUEL 34,725 miles traveled = 231 miles day = 9.6 mph (nautical miles) Fuel - 107,903 barrels = 4,531,926 gallons = 131 gallons mile FUN Flight guarters - 437 evolutions = 398 hours General Quarters - 16 evolutions = 35 hours Sea and Anchor detail - 24 evolutions = 48 hours Replenishment at Sea - 13 evolutions = 33 hours 52 AWARDS COMMENDATIONS LCDR Swicegood, QSCS Darragh NAVAL ACHIEVEMENT MEDALS LT Burke, LT Hardy, LT Holobinko, LTJQ Kunzman, LTJQ Maida, ENS Arneson, ENS Ireton, FCC Desouter, FCC Elgin, RMC Gould, ENC Kreamer, OSC Laidley, NCC Pierce, FCC Yourgules, ET1 Cambria, RM1 Cantrell, AMH1 Cryer, QSM1 Casler, STQ1 Cusmano, OS1 De- garmo, ATI Doering (presented by CNO), CTO 1 Fletcher, STQ1 Franchebois, FC1 Keller, SHI Kendle, MAI Wilson, PN2 Bennett, FC2 Clonts, MS2 Cramer, SK2 Finger, OS2 Gillespie, RM2 Kenny, BM2 Minkle, FC2 Sanders, OS2 Stewart, FC2 White, FC3 Haremaker, AMH3 Holmes, EN3 Odachowski, MS3 Thames SURFACE WARFARE OFFICERS LTJG Kunzman ENLISTED SURFACE WARFARE SPECIALISTS SHI Bagby, OS1 Crowder, SK2 Finger, QM2 Sersen, QM3 Adams, OS3 Yost, OS3 Corrigan ADVANCEMENTS PNCS Keane, ETCM Adams, LCDR Tilbury, LTJG Gehl, LTJG Kun- zman, LTJG Maida, CTM1 Ducello, SHI Bagby, GSE1 Flores, GSM1 Lawson, PNL Reed, GSM1 Ryan, ET2 Allen, FC2 Camasosa, IC2 Fal- goust, PN2 Foster, OS2 Gillespie, OS2 Grabill, SM2 Harrison, FC2 Hiott, GMG2 McKenna, GSM2 Patterson, STG2 Rowland, GSE2 Schlot- terbeck, QM2 Sersen, SM2 Stanford, SH2 Syriac, RN2 Washington, TM2 Wilkerson, BM3 Allen, IC3 Bickman, MR3 Cagle, GSM3 Chesson, EM3 Ferrell, SM3 Hess, IC3 Hutchinson, PC3 Kelso, OS3 Mack, OS3 Poe, IC3 Roberts, OS3 Salmieri, EN3 Smith, STG3 Wilkerson PROUD FATHERS LCDR Byron (boy), LT Raspa (boy), EN1 litis (boy), GSE1 Reynolds (boy), FC1 Rodriguez (boy), BM2 Minkle (boy), STG3 Brown (boy), GSM3 Chesson (girl), SMSN Garza (boy), FR Morgan (boy) 53 [0 CO die esc U USS ANZIO (CVE 57) " Sign on and sail with inc. The stature of our homeland is not more than the measure of ourselves. Our job is keep her free. Our will is to keep the torch of freedom burning for all. To this solemn purpose we call the young, the brave, the strong and the free. Heed my call. Come to the Sea. " John Paul Jones 54 On the morning of 27 August, 1943, the vessel that would even- tually bear the name USS ANZIO (CVE-57) was commissioned USS CORAL SEA (CVE-57). She was the third CASABLANCA Class escort aircraft carrier built by Kaiser Shipbuilding of Vancouver Washington. CVE-57 joined the Pacific Fleet in late October 1943 and sailed from Pearl Harbor on 10 November, 1943 into the Western Pacific and combat. Her aircraft flew missions in support of the amphibious land- ings at the Gilbert, Marshall, and Marianas Islands and New Guinea. In October 1944, after return- ing to Pearl Harbor for mainte- nance, CVE-57 sailed with a new name. The Navy Department recognized the significance of the Anzio Campaign in Europe and renamed CVE-57, ANZIO in conjunction with the christening of the new carrier Coral Sea (CV-42) USS ANZIO left Pearl Harbor with a new mission: anti-subma- rine warfare. Her task unit in- cluded five destroyer escorts, which with sonar and the support " I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast. For I intend to sail in harm ' s way. " John Paul Jones DUTY IN ANZIO l Jo We hold it our sacred duty to keep America, A maritime nation, strong by maintaining ANZIO ' s combat readiness, to ensure our nation ' s free use of the seas, to preserve the security and prosperity of our country. In dedicating ourselves to the cause of American seapower, we honor those who served so valiantly at Anzio Beach, and throughout the course of World War II. ANZIO ' s Commissioning, an investment in Naval strength, is a tremendous endowment for freedom. 55 i A : ■ 94 95 MED CR UISE ' V- i U T H • 1 1 71 . • I o . f l % . t a. ISH ■ • • i f • •v ■ » » - • . , R 1 [ F R I A I N . ' r • i - : ■ I OLA - 1 • . I ikat ' ■ BEACHHEAD VETERANS RETURN QM3 Adams listens to the telling of a tale. Colonel Hall (Ret.) and Chaplain Stamm visit the War Memorial. Several of the Anzio Beachhead Veterans came back to Anzio, It- aly, to participate in the first visit to the city by its name sake, USS ArlZIO CQ68. The celebration was a tribute to those men who 50 years ago came upon the beaches at Anzio not as friends but as lib- erators. The visit to Anzio was a passing of the baton from the liber- ators to the peace keepers. The welcome that the crew enjoyed at Anzio would not have been possible if not for the sacrifice these men made, veterans and crew, both young and old. 58 TO Anzio Are they going to march! ' .aptain Balisle greets Colonel Hall with Anzio s mayor looking on. ■ - H I; ■ i ' " ' (IS T ' flff i Mayor Tarisciotti gives thanks to the vets. The honor guard displays the beachhead flag. The Beachhead Veterans were in attendance at the town reception. Gathered at the War Memorial. 59 The Battle At Anzio 22 January to 4 June 1 944 The battle at Anzio was one of the most important battles in the Italian Campaign of World War II. While being the driving thrust to R ome, and diverting German troops and material destined for Normandy, there were also actions of bravery and self sacrifice both recognized and unheard of. There were more Congressional Medals of Honor awarded for Anzio than any other battle in World War II. A total of 22 men were recognized with this honor for their heroism during some of the bloodiest fighting of the war. The heart and dedication of all the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who fought at Anzio have given the USS ANZIO her motto, " Stand and Fight " . " All of us were in (he same boat. We were to stay or die... I have never seen anything like if in two World Wars of my expirience. There was at Anzio a confidence in unity, an unselfish willingness among troops to help one another, that I never saw again. " Maj. General Ernest N. Harmon Combat Commander at Anzio Below: Three DUKWs head for the beach during sporadic shelling of the harbor basin. Amphibious trucks like this brought supplies in from Liberty ships off the coast. I 60 Ulian .and were xl of. kit Above: American war corespondent Ernie Pyle (sitting on front bumper of tank), is talk- ing to crew members of the 191st Tank Battalion on their M4A1 Sherman tank near the Anzio Beachhead. War corespondents brought the story back to the homefront, and also help raise the morale of the troops by showing that the people " back home were watching. I $j " $ Left: Members of an infantry squad pose for a group photo around their bunker in early March. Bun- kers like these would be home for the next 3 months as the fighting contin- ued along the beachhead till June. 61 OPERATION: " SHINGLE " In late 1943, the allied campaign to liberate Italy from the hands of the Germans was at a standoff at Cassino and along the " Gustav Line " , a natu- ral stronghold of mountainous terrain stretching across the country north of Maples. General Mark Clark, com- manding general of the American Fifth Army ordered Operation Shin- gle; amphibious assaults on the beachheads at Anzio and Metunno, north of the Gustav Line, to bypass the main German force and clear the road to Rome. 40,000 Allied troops of the American Fifth Army, VI Corps and the British 1st Infantry Division landed on the beaches of Anzio and Metunno at 0200 on 22 January 1944. After encountering little resistance at the landing sites and a 26 mile thrust toward Rome, the Allies were driven back and pinned on the 11 mile beachhead by a greatly superior Ger- man force. Hitler made a decision to keep his hold in Italy, what ever the cost. Germany eventually committed 80,000 additional troops to the Anzio front to " Push the Allies back into the sea " . Through sheer bravery and hero- ism the Allies held the beachhead. During the all out offensive waged against them by German forces on February 18-22, they fought off four frontal and three flank assaults is some of the bloodiest fighting of the war, while with standing Lufwaffe strikes and howitzer barrages. U.S. Navy Destroyers and Gunboats were grounded to bring their guns within range of the beachhead front lines. The Germans realized they would be 62 unable to drive the smaller force from the beachhead, and thus reorganized their forces to hold the Allies in place, cutoff their supplies, and break their will to fight. German air and howitzer strikes continuously bombarded the b each- head and sea basin. Some of the larg- est artillery used in the war was brought to bear against the Allies at Anzio. Guns like " Anzio Annie " , a 280mm railroad mounted cannon, shelled Anzio harbor and the sur- rounding defenses on a regular basis. A steady stream of propaganda was broadcast over radio waves and dropped pamphlets from the sky. The Allies fought the elements also. Thousands suffered from frost bite, pneumonia, and dysentery. Despite heroic efforts, medical personnel were unable to treat the illnesses without proper facilities or supplies. Allied will never broke and finally, with long awaited reinforcements, the Allies broke out in late May and ulti- mately paraded in a victory march through Rome in June 1944. The strategic importance of the landings at Anzio in the liberation of Italy is well documented. The cam- paign ' s contribution to the overall Al- lied effort in Europe however, is often underscored. The two German Corps and tons of munitions and supplies occupied on the Anzio front were des- tined for riormandy. The successful allied landings on the beaches of Mor- Left: A LCI (Landing Craft, Infan- try) brings troops ashore dur- ing the ini- tial landings at Anzio. Troops were initially brought in this way un- til the docks at Anzio could be se- cured to un- load the LSlsand LSTs (Land- ing Ship, In- fantry Tank). mandy in June 1944 are due largely to the bravery and determination of the Anzio forces. The 22 Congressio- nal Medals of Honor pictured through out these pages represent each of the citations for actions and bravery above and beyond the call of duty awarded at Anzio. , ' " %3 ' Mediterranean Sea sicss ? • x . ■ 94th Quartermaster Railhead Company Depot on the Anzio Beachhead. Several supply dumps were required to maintain the defense and eventual breakout of the beachhead by the Allies. 1 14 D-Day Operation Shingle, 22 January 1944 at Anzio Italy. The two LSIs (Landing Ship Infantry) in the fore- ground are unloading fuel and supplies onto the docks at Anzio harbor for the initial push off the beaches. he measure o Dign on and Sail with me. Une stature of our homeland is not more than tin ourselves. Wur Job is keep her free. Kjur will is to keep the torch of freedom burning for all. Uo this solemn purpose we Sail the young, the strong, and the free. Need mij L ome to the 3ea. x o j t l aul sjo 63 tones Anzio Yesterday... 1944 Left: The dedication ceremony of the American Military Cemetery, Anzio It- aly. Below: A member of the 1st Ar- mor Division shares dinner with and Italian girl by his camouflaged tank in the aftermath of the battle. ' , ' 4 Anzio Today... 1995 From Left to Right: OS3 Yost, OS3 Corrigan, OS2 Gillespie, OS3 Salmieri, and OS3 Qrabill, ANZIO ' s Color Guard, overlook- ing the American Military Ceme- tery at Anzio after the wreath lay- ing ceremony at the Statue of Brotherhood. IC2 Whitaker is exchanging addresses with two local Italian boys and their father. Many new friendships were started during the port visit to Anzio. 65 Clockwise from Top Left: USS ANZIO preparing to drop anchor near Anzio, Ita ly. CAPT Balisle greets the Mayor of Anzio and his entourage in the helo hanger after flying in on Cutlass 460. The Mayor and CAPT Balisle on the bridge wing with LT Burke and an officer from the Guard di Costa (Italian Coast Guard). CAPT Balisle with Antonio (Italian In- terpreter) and the Mayor on the bridge to witness the anchoring. The Captain ' s Gig with various members of the Anzio Beachhead Veterans Assn. on board to witness the ships anchoring. First and Second Platoons head for the beach as ANZIO prepares to Storm the Town. AN- ZIO ' s crew manning the rails for our first visit to our namesake battle field. The USS ANZIO at anchor, as seen from the liberty boat as it heads into Anzio for the festivities. 66 ll From L to R, Top Down: Various veterans of the battle at Anzio were present to greet the crew as we came shore. ANZIO assem- bled and marching to the town square to be greeted by the Mayor and the Citizens of Anzio. From left to right, LCDR Autrey, LTJG Stamm, AVCM Hale, CAPT Balisle, LT Burke, and LCDR Kurzawa lead ANZIO into town. First Platoon lead by LT Castellano. Second Platoon lead by LT Bienkowski. The Mayor of Anzio (Center) formally greets CAPT Balisle and the crew of USS ANZIO to Anzio in the town square with other various military and government offi- cials. Members of the crew of ANZIO pos- ing for a group photo with some of the citi- zens of Anzio. T 9 — .;• B rifW " N J ■ JMftfJ[Wfl ■ ' dP •r ■V VBBJ l ' ' ' | l . ' % • $ •1 Top Left: OS1 Crowder presents a check to the Presi- dent of UMICEF Italia for approximately $3200 to help the children in Bosnia on behalf of the Crew of the USS AMZIO. Top Right: Anzio veterans and AMZIO officers at a luncheon hosted by the Mayor. Above and Lower Right: AMZIO ' s Officers and Chiefs host a reception on board. ' COMMERCIANTI Dl ANZIO CS A! I Ffinimu W G0N0 IL BENVENUTu ALLEQUIPAbUO DLUA NAVC US5 M7(0 CG68 Left, Right and Lower Left: Members Of the USS AMZIO took part in a wreath laying ceremony in Anzio com- memorating the battle. Lower Right: AMZIO crew- men gave tours of USS AMZIO to the people o f A n - zio. TNT HfcRE ARE RECORDED . WHO CAVE THEIR LIVE . COUNTRY AN 033 JISA S ft™ - © thus SXSmp UJifllD SEffiM OJiJ .1 HaS I ' w - ' " .. - W. . , ■»•■ : ; ft 1 ■ ■ ■ ? ££- " .- SrffS fit ■ ■ ■ ' ; " 1 " ▼ H mL ■ .WMt ■ •■•■ f m [ HHBHBBI IH Upper Half of Page: Scenes from the wreath laying cere- mony at the Satue Of Brotherhood lo- cated in the Anzio American Military Cemetery. Bottom Left: OS3 Yost and OS3 Corrigan sing on stage at a dance held for the crew by the town of Anzio. Right: Reviellie on the hydrofoil. Bot- tom Right: Senior Chief Darragh at- tempts to take mus- ter after 1 3 of the crew slept for the night in a hydrofoil. Bottom Center: En- gineering waits for a ride home. n eo)i »oi . LC 842422 C ...lllillllllnl TRIESTE . t% r •Jf- " ' f? Anzio sailors Showing ihcy can ski as well as sail 70 undlin OK, everyone back on the bus. A foot wash! HOFBRAUHAUS at •last! OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT LCDR R. Byron FIRST DIVISION OC DIVISION OT DIVISION 72 FIRST DIVISION First Division consists of two types of sailors, the rated " Boatswain ' s Mate " and the " Non-designated Seaman. " Life in Deck Division is not easy. We frequently spend many long hours on watch, being the ship ' s eyes and ears, as well as perform tiring and dangerous tasks, such as handling stores, taking on fuel, working the flight deck, and manning the " Ready Life Boat " to save lost souls at sea. Setting a good first im- pression by painting and preserving the ship, or mooring smartly to the pier, is why we are called " First Division. " BMC J. Manian I i OK partner, how do you want your paint? Standing by to stand by. x 7 jC SM A. Chavarria SM S. Crouch SNJ. Domingues SH S. Hassell What would happen if I let this line go. 76 OS1 M. Jardine OS1 P. Kicklighter OS1 C. Reeves OS1 Q. Vanhorn OS2 D. Coale OS2 D. Crespo S, I y OS2 M. Daniels OS2 R. Qrabill OS2 K. Haynes OS2 H. Hobson OS2J.Qill OS2 J. Gillespie The primary mission of C1C is to provide orga- nized collection, pro- cessing, display, compe- tent evaluation, and rapid dissemination of pertinent tactical infor- mation and intelligence to command and control stations. C1C is responsi- ble for keeping Conn ad- vised at all times of the current tactical situation. Conn may be the Com- manding Officer or someone who has been delegated as a represen- tative (ordinarily the OOD). fl OS3B. Barnes OS3 C.Cobb OS3 W. Corrigan OS3 L. Falkins OS3 H. Knox OS3 R. Mack OS3 S. Rowlands , ' ! ' lUt L ' 1 LTF . Castellano oc Division The Radioman ' s primary responsibility is for transmission, receipt, acceptance, processing and distribution of all incoming and outgoing record traffic for the slip. CO division is also re- sponsible for quality control over all voice and data circuits. Consequently, outstanding com- munications denotes an outstanding ship. Signalmen serve an essential role in the com- munications division of a ship and perform their duties on the ship ' s bridge. They use a wide va- riety of visual signal methods to communicate with other ships. They serve as primary visual communications link between ships operating in a hostile environment. They also render hon- ors and ceremonies to dignitaries and to pass- ing vessels. ENS Q. Foster jflfcg J B| P i V fir Irr ■ ( psr , £ | 1 4j Hf , ftj Witt— I EWl D. Coleman CTM1 C. Ducello CTOl M. Fletcher IS1 M. Priller CW03 K. Shew CW02 M. Kemnitzer EWC C. Waggoner CTRlA.Queen DW1T. Sheehan EW2 D. Beaver CTR2 R. James You have just gained access to one of AMZIO ' s most secluded divisions . . . " OT " . Mere a highly skilled and diverse crew of Cryptologic Technicians, Electronic Warfare specialist, and an Intelligence Specialist add new meaning to the words " eyes and ears of the fleet . Their duties include processing Sensitive Compartmented information (SCI) commu- nications, signals intelligence, electronic surveil- lance, hull to emitter correlation, and Intelligence briefings which are all fed directly to the Command- ing Officer and Combat Information Center. I :;. ' . ' . SOUDHA BAY o ElUi- ' CUt UtiTtUUCVW J UWluftf o 09 ' n . t tO.ll u -v I LCDR J. Finch " The fuel light ' s on, Frank! We ' re all going to die! We ' re all going to die! ... Wait, wait -Oh, my mistake — that ' s th e intercom light. " Air Detachment HRI AIR DEPARTMENT • I.T W. Mowey LT V. Rasp.i 90 . r AD1 D. Cryer AD1 R. Jacobus AMH2 T. Baker AW2 VV. rigueroa AE2 M. Morgan AD2 R. Rivera fy ' iyrjr i W2H.Rominger AZ2 A. Travino ADS S. Holmes AD3A.Smith AT3C.Qra ADS R. Jackson AE3 Q. Tschipke Changing of the guard. Our friendly and well trained staff What a sweet child (MOT!) 93 Fir i t IZ HT m W NAVIGATION, ADMIN., MEDICAL DEPARTMENT M a . « LTA. Miller MH DIVISION NX DIVISION " Whoa! Watch where that thing lands — we ' l probably need it. " -,. XX DIVISION t I Q Q -v ' TT ' fl xx Division The " ship ' s office " rovides customer services to the crew in the areas of personal, financial, and career assistance. They are the technical experts in all administrative matters. The navy Career Counselor serves as the commands principle advisor on policies and regulations related to all aspects of navy ca- reer planning, career development, advancement, upward mobility programs, retirement planning, college planning correspondence and other course administration, education referrals, and adminis- trative support. Below left: There s no place like home! Below center: YN3 Russell smiles for the camera. Below right: Working hard to keep the crew happy. MAI K. Wilson I M3M. M.i s, YN3 O.Russell YN3C. Stantz NAVIGATION MEDICAL DIVISION iffir f- 1 $ % QM1 J. Siemienski QM2 R. Sersen HMC D. Eddleman QM3 M.Adams HM3 K. Boston Medical Department Responsible to the Commanding Officer for the overall health and well being of the crew. This covers a vast array of medical fields found within our medical system today. This includes emergency medicine, environmental and industrial health, preventive medicine, dental care, and medical administration. HM3 M. Hunter QM3S. Kulick HM3 C.Lewis QM2 M. Mclntire Sh P. Allison navigation Division Quartermaster ' s are responsible for the safe navigation of the ship. They maintain a detailed log of all evolutions, orders, and any other signifi- cant events. They maintain a constant track of the ships location. They maintain the ship ' s charts, and all navigational aids. PALMA • 1 ; •v- Weapons Department LCDR J. Tilbury ca Division co Division 100 " So ... they tell me you ' re pretty handy with a gun. " cx Division • CA DIVlSIOn " SUB-HUNTERS " Most of us have seen the movie Hunt for Red October. The movie opens our eyes to the real world threat of submarines. Mod- em day nuclear and diesel subma- rines are the most potent threat to ANZIO. They are quiet, stealthy, and more lethal than any aircraft or surface threat we may encoun- ter. To counter this threat, we have the most highly trained torpedo and sonarmen in the world. These Anti-Submarine Warfare Specialists comprise the men of CA Division. SGlM i STOC B. Blackwelder ENS M. Cusolito TUU ' STQ3 Vitale increasing advancement opportunities 102 The fighting Wilkersons V LT H. Madronero cx Division The Gunners Mates Missiles and Fire Controlman of the USS Anzio Strike Warfare Division operate and maintain the two Mr -41 VLS missile launchers and Tomahawk Weapons Sys- tem. VLS is a multi-purpose launching system against air, sur- face, sub-surface, and land targets. In response from the Aegis Weapons Control systems, Tomahawk Control system, or Anti-submarine Warfare Control system. This being the case, as well as being Anzio ' s primary weapons battery, the GMM ' s and FC ' s of Strike Warfare Division are rightfully called the pur- veyors of modern diplomacy. 104 I I 00 OD DO I. - 1 ki eLSS ie two s Sys- r. sur- QMM2C. Jarrett GMM2 B. Kenyon GMM2 S. Morris FC2J.Reves FC3 R. Conrad FC3 C. Elliott FC3 R. Haremaker y yf o ff co Division LT R. Harvey fCl M. Bennett rci B.Jones rci A. Manigault GMG1 R. Parker EflSC. Sternberg V CMC P. Prince The men of CO division are responsible for Anzio ' s fire power which consists of two MK-45 5 " 54 gun mounts, two Phalanx gun mounts, the MK-86 gun fire control system, the ship ' s minor caliber weapons, and over 56 tons of ordinance and pyrotechnics. We safely and effectively handle and maintain all of this and provide Anzio ' s deadly one shot — one kill. 100 TURNOVER WITH T.R. I USS Eisenhower, USS Roosevelt, and USS Hue City at turnover. GMG3 Lomax preserving Mount 51. Mamma Chief, Daddy Chief, and Baby Chief. The Rock of Gibraltar and we ' re homeward bound! II ADM Murphy ' s last visit and an Anzio Thank You! 10 1 HEADING HOME HOMECOMING APRIL 14, 1995 " All this time you ' ve been able to go home whenever you desired — just click your heels together and repeat after me ... " We would like to take the opportunity to thank the crew for their help in producing this Cruise Book. Without the photos the photographers, writers, and artistic contributions this book would not have happened. L. to R: IC2 Q. Whitaker, 5TQ2 Q. Moore, HT1 L. Willoughby, rC2 T. Hollingsworth (Editor), HMC D. Eddleman (Coordina- tor), FC2 White. CRUISEBOOK STAFF I i :?«i i ?ar«h!g in , «. ' f - " - R , v.: V ' . TO ' I ■ I ■ B| KT3B H " !Li -v ■ ' .-.V H MS-:.- ' , , 1 H IS 1 ■ i -fv H Hi ■ Van jjb $u H 1 ■ ■ ■ • nmm mm umn ”
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