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Whip n IS USS A rl ington (A GMR - 2) Major Communication Relay Pacific 1968 Where the Action Is Joseph Conrad, master mariner and literary luminary, in the ttvilifiht of his days, reminded those who follow the sea, of a truth that he had observed in a tvorld of change: And now the old ships and their men are gone; the new ships anil the neir men, many of them hearing the old auspicious names, have taken up their watch on the stern and im- partial sea, which offers no op- portunities but to those who know how to grasp them with a reatly hand and an undaunted heart. " Appropriately, it is of men, of a ship, of memories and of old auspicious names that cruise lutoks are made. Lest new ships and neic men and the passage of the years completely dim our memo- ries of Arlingtitn and l )(tH, we proudly present this cruise bitok- to shore ourselves against forget- fulness of the year we were among those who go to sea in ships. Though each iTuise anil each cruise book may seem much like another, the major change is the faces. Thus ice hope that " If ' here the Action Is " will serve prima- {Continued on back flap) 1 Where the Action Is USS Arlington (AGMR-2) Major Communication Relay Pacific 1968 ' A I 9« Arlington ' s Heritage H But let us not forget old auspicious names. In the Ship s Library is a handsome volume, Eleanor Lee Templeman ' s Arlington Heritage, with the following inscription : " Presented to the USS Arlington from the people of Arlington County, Virginia ...on the occasion of her commissioning August 27, 1966. " Ostensibly, Arlington ' s name commemorates Arlington County, Virginia, one of the Navy ' ' s first sites for a wireless reulio station — a fitting designation for a sophisticated major communication relay ship. But there is another curious analogy, and this is to be found in another spirit of communica- tion that characterizes Arlington County today. Arlington County is best known because of the location there of two national shrines — Arlington House, the home of Robert E. Lee from which he departed to command the Confederate troops and to which he never returned; and the Arlington National Cemetery, the ground of Arlington House, the burial place of our nation ' s heroic dead since 1864. Significantly, spanning the Potomac River to the National Cemetery is Arlington Memorial Bridge, built on the axis connect ing the national memorials to Abraham Lincoln and to Robert E. Lee, Following the War Between the States, Lee had lived in the spirit of the tcords from Lincoln ' s second inaugural address : " With malice toward none, with charity for all... let us strive on... to do all which may achieve a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. " In similar terms General Lee had written the Governor of Virginia : " All should unite in honest efforts to obliterate the effects of war and to restore the blessings of peace. " It is fitting that the national memorials maintained in their honor be joined by Arlington Memorial Bridge across the River which once divided the Nation. The bridge symbol- izes the present bond between the North and the South — their peaceful communication and interchange. We of Arlington can only hope that out of this symbolic historical precedent can e- merge the successful fulfillment of a two-fold communications goal. First, and for the present, we continue to serve as communica- tions handyman and relay station for Seventh Fleet operations in Vietnam. And second, we sincerely desire that communication may reap communication. Thus, we who sail in Arlington and who are proud to share the chores of her mission unite " with ready hand and un- daunted heart " to obliterate the effects ' jaf tear and to restore the blessings of peace. V V V List of Illustrations by Page : 1 Arlington Bridge 2 Transmit Antenna 3 Satellite Communication Antenna and Hut 4 3 Inch 50 Gun Mount 5 Vertical Replenishment 6 Standing By for Underway Replenishment 8 Arlington Underway 11 Signalman with Spyglass on the Bridge 12 Captain on Bridge During Replenishment 21 Captain ' s Inspection 22 Prepare to Launch Helo 99 Silhouette of a Sailor 100 Quarterdeck Honors 121 Japanese Torii Gateway 122 Hong Kong Junk Cruise Book Staff : Contributors : LTJG J, V. Rindlaub Editor, Coordinator, Design W. F. StrUMand, SN Copy, Cruise Book Yeoman M. R. Croucher, DK3 Layout, Yeoman L. E, Saunders, BTl Layout K, A, Kostka, BT2 Layout A, M, Rose, PCS Photographer T, J. Lindley, PC2 Photographer E. Fearn, ETCS M. K. Morgan, BM3 T. L. Reilly, HM2 C. F. Cordima, EMI R. W. Bitter, ETN2 G. E. Merz, SH2 R. IT. McCormick, RMl Table of Contents 12 Command 25 Adm,inistrative Department 31 Communication Department 43 Engineering Department 63 Supply Department 77 Medical Department 81 Dental Department 83 Navigation Department 85 Operation Department 89 Deck Department 101 Crossing the Equator 104 Underway Replenishment 106 Vertical Replenishment 108 Apollo-8 112 Sports 114 Inspections 116 Ship s Picnic 118 Man at His Leisure 123 Japan 135 Philippines 140 Hong Kong 145 Australia 150 Taiwan 152 Hawaii ■W.- ■-T Sl E.v.s ' ; " - ' ,: :S«i M ' The Story USS Arlington {AGMR-2) Major Communication Relay Pacific 1968 USS Arlington AGMR-2 miti rl- ' ■• ; -TJiill - The History of Naval Comniunications ■ During the oarlv history of our c-oiuitry, because ot poor eomniuiiieations. iia al warfare was lar ' eK a matter of guesswork. The coinniaiicliM ' ol a fleet often had trouble trying to figure out not oiiK what the t ' uenn was up to, but also where his own ships weri ' and what thi ' were doing. In the .American Na one of the earliest records of a signal svstem was a set of simple manenxcr and recogni- tion signs issued in 1778. An impro ed s stem was worked out b f ' aptain Thomas Tru. tun in 1779. This was l)ased on 10 numeral flags from to 9. Orders were relayed b numbers and combinations of numbers haying meanings that could be looked up in a decode book. Si ' inaphorc came into the N ' ay ' in 1S71, with a sssteni ot hand scmaphoric signals somewhat similai ' to the present ones, but with a limited nmnber of characters. In I Sfi4 two forerunners of the present day flashing light system made their appe arance. Under one s stem a lantern, ball, or similar object was e.vposed, or a flag was lowered and raised, in dit-dah patterns. In fog or mist, the same code could be used tor a trvmipet blown in long or short blasts. Under the other SNStem a canvas c lindi ' r, with a lantern insidi ' , was secured to the rigging in a manner permitting the light to be ex|)ose(l or screened b pulling or releasing a line attached to the cylinder. Electricit came into Naval Communications in 187.5, when experiments with electric lights were conducted. In . ' 3 ears the range of these lights increased from 6 miles to a distance of nearK 17 miles. It was not until the " wireless " came along about 1X9.5, howi ' er, that Na al Comnuuiications tould begin to approach the rapidity and long range it has toda . B 190.3 radio was operational cfpiiiiment throiighout the United States Fleet. Since then there ba c been so many improvements in radio that it now is just as easy to send a mes- sage to fleets all o er the world as it once was to pass the word to a single ship onl ' a shout ' s range awa . , ' ■■4 ' -iU : ' !1! ? ' Command I Command at sea, tcith all it responsibilities and all its opportunities, is the goal of every line officer in the United States Navy aspiring to professional distinction. In time of peace, some officers tcait and prepare for many years before command comes ; in time of tear, some find them- selves thrust into command almost before they feel equal to its burdens. To all, the experience of command is unforgettable — an important chapter in their lives, shared with the past and and future generations of ship commanders in the unbroken continuity of the naval service. Command ■ " Arlington Arriving ! " We are all familiar with the booming voice over the IMC informing the entire ship that the Commanding Officer is on hoard. This small phrase gives a hint of a concept which is uni(jue to the Navv — the concept that the Captain of a ship is not a separate entit ' hut becomes the ship itself. The personalitv of the Commanding Officer subtly shapes the attitudes and morale of the crew, and his decisions affect the material condition of the ship until the ship and crew become exten- sions of himself. Well Done ! Cajitaiii Utegaard presents conniieiidatiun to ConnnantUr .Mkinson. We Icome A boa rd ! Captain Carpenter wcleonics aboard Rear . diniral C ' ombs, COMSERVPAC. Past Command Captain Thomas F. Utegaard USN 2 June 1967-17 June 196H I I lioiii;is I ' ' . l ' t( ' ga:ii(l ciitcicd llic U.S. N;i al .Viadcnn in 19 11 and was toninii.ssioncd an tMi.siijn on 1)-I)a , fi jinii ' H)l 1. l " (ir tlir nr l (oni .ind oiic-iiaU cais l ' aisit;n I ' tc aard stTNi ' d aboard tlic linlit t-niisor I ' SS Pa.sadeiia (CL-65), wliich wa.s ill Tokvo Ha at llic time ol (lie |apan(sc siiiii ' iuK r. On snl)s((|n(nt toms c served as Coiniminieations Officer on the .staff of f:()innian(lcr DestroMV S(|nadron TliirtN-fonr. as lv eeiiti e Offiirr of the l SS Stoddard (1313-566), as Operations Offic-er of llie USS St. I ' anI (V.. -1T-,) and as ( lonimandins; OlFiicr of USS Koiner (l)t ' :i -.5.31) and of USS O ' Hainion (DD-4.50). Tours ashore inclndcd dntN witii iIk- I ' IccI Ti.nnini; Croni). ( in.nilan.nno Ha , ( ' nha; l ' . S. Naval Postgraduate i ' " .dn- ealion In ( ■(innunnieations and in a Mananeinenl ; a Pentaslon assignment in (INO ' s Shore Activities Development and C;outrol Division ; and tlie Na al Academy as instructor of Na igalion Science. (Captain I ' tegaard ' s most recent assigmuent prior lo assinning command of Arlington was with the Director, Naval Comnumieatious, wlii ' re he served as the Assistant to to the Director, N ' aval Seiuritv Cirnnp. a |)osition which he held since August U)6. ' i. P ' ollow ing his torn- aboard Arlington, C " a| l.nn I ' lcg.iard repoiled to the N ' aval ( lonunnnii-.ilions (!onini.nid Ilc.idi|n,n liis, b.iilev ' s ( " rossroads. irginia. 14 Present Command Captain Albert P. Carpenter, USN 17 June 1968- ■ In 1938 A. P. Carpenter entered the Nii y as an NROTC student at Georgia Institute of Technology. In 1940 he entered the Naval AcademN ' , and upon reeei ing his commission in 1943 was assigned to the USS Sigsbee in the Pacific where he served in numerous amphibious and carrier strike operations until the end of World War II. Following the war, he was assigned to the fleet minesweepers USS Cruise (AM-215) and USS Revenge (AM-UO) and in 1946 entered the Naval Post Graduate School for a course in naval communications. Orders followed as Operations Officer aboard the presidential yacht USS Williamsburg, with additional dut as White House Aide and Naval Communications Officer for the President. Captain Carpenter has also serxed as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Admiral W. H. Fechteler, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; as Commanding Officer. USS Sage (AM-111) ; as Navigation Officer, USS Mississippi; as head of the Fleet Communications Section, office of the Chief of Naval Operations ; as E.xecutive Officer and Navigator, USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) ; as Operations Officer, USS Des Moines (CA-134). flagship for COMSIXTHFLT. Since 1958 Captain Carpenter ' s service has included; Assistant Officer in Charge, Fleet Operations Control Center; Commanding Officer, USS Low ry (DD-770) ; Executive Officer, USS Northampton (CC-1) ; Commanding Officer, U. S. Naval Communications Station, Londonderr , Northern Ireland ; Commanding Officer, USS Chikaskia (AO-54) ; and, prior to his assignment on Arlington, Assistant Deputy Commander for Communications, Naval Communications Command. 15 Change of Command ■ Till- chango of cmiiinand ccicm(iii is a timc-lionored tiaditiiiii which lormalK ivstatc s to the offiters and nu ' ii of the foniiiiand the i-oiitiiniit of tlic authority of command. It is a formal ritual conducted before the assembled c-ompanx of tlie command. The ehange of command of a naval ship is nearly unicjne in the world toda : it is a transfer of total responsibility, authority, and aceountabi]it from one indixidnal to another. Chanae of Command Ceremony uss jKLi fgTo f 1lJunc1%H !I7hE CommemAimj iDfficei unnouricei trial Captain =:4CC rM P. Caxf nnUt. . S. ' ' airtf zelievea CafitaUi U omaA. O. " llUtfoaxJ, L S. ' at ai ( ommanAUtq fftccx on ' ilonJtxtf, ine S .i. ' tnic£nin of J u ' U nin een nuntlxzd lixiif-et ni on boaxa at za in tnt ' e tc n J- aeifie f 16 O - m j| ' w- «» Bridge T am ' i I nder the Captain ' s Eye ■ On watch and e er alert. t ciit -f()ur hours a (la . the liridgc watch team maneuvers the ship and coordinates the operational efforts of tlie various departments. Two officers and ten enhsted men make up a watch team, and a team the - are. for a mis- t.ikt ' by any member of the watch could spell tlis- • ister. A ast knowledge of the s hi|5. the sea and ii.u.d operating technitpies is recpiired of all bridge watchstanders and .Arlington ' s watch teams compare with the best. Executive Officer Comnntndvr Robert J. Atkinson, ISN ■ On l) )aicl sliip the Executive Offiwr is the Captain ' s right .iiiii. His major fuiRtion is the- irsponsibility for the ship ' s administrative details and sliip ' s routine. Anv given da w ill present the Exeeutive Offieer w ith problems relating to elean- liness, safet ' , morale, personni ' l, ship ' s correspondeuee, training, the wardroom and possibly a visiting dignitary. His realm of interest and responsibility is unlimited. As second in eommand aboard .Vrhngtoii ail phases oi the ship ' s o[xration eonie under his eognizance. Hobert |. .Xtkinson was eommissioned an Ensign on 5 August 195.3 on board USS Sanmel H. Rolx rts (DD-823), having earned his Haehelor of Arts degree as an NHOTC seholarship student at the I ' niversity of Missouri. As a junior officer, he served on I ' S.S Currier (DIvTOO) in the Paeifie Fleet ; with Task Croup 71 at Los Alamos, New Mexico and in the Marshall Islands; in U.S.S ForvesI (DD- T ) in the Alluitii Fleet; .uid .is A.ssistant Olfieer- In-Charge, C ommunieations School, Newport, Rhode isl.nid. Upon promotion to Lieutenant Commander he assigned as Staff Commimieations Officer. Commander Carrier Division Five in the Pacific. Following this he servi-d with the Headquarters. Defense Cionuunnieations .Agency in Washington. Dining this tour, C:omm;uider .Atkinson eompleled an oll-dutv idueatioual program ,uid received his Master of . rts degree from Boston I ' niversitv in .Vui ust l ' )fi(i. In |,nin;uv 19fiS he beiiime l- xeeutive Offieer of . rlington. 20 c -4 ' -S ' i A, Departments and Divisions ■ Arlington can be no more than the strength of her officers, crew, and organizational structure. The interdependence of each and the co-operation of each is essential for the successful carrying out of Arlington ' s mission. Each of Arlington ' s nine departments is divided into one or more divisions, administrative and operational units delegated certain tasks and responsibilities, and ranging in size from as fete as four men to as many as ninety. Twenty-three divisions with thirty-one rates spread among them voork as a team to fulfill Arlington ' s responsibilities to the United States Navy. 22 Department Heads ■ The Head of Department is the representati e of the Commanding Officer in all matters pertaining to his de- partment. His responsibilities are myriad, and just a few of these include ; supervising and formulating a depart- ment training program ; maintaining established standards of performance and conduct within his department ; submitting budgetar requirements for the maintenance and operation of his depart||neHi(. A Head of Department reports to the Commanding Officer for operational readiness of his department and to the Executive Officer for all administrative matters. (Seated, frcim tliu left): LCDR H. A. X ' erplaetse ; LT H. A. Parness, MC ; CDR R. |. Atkinson ; CDR F. B. Ricket.son ; LCDR P. H. ' illiams. (Staiicliii.j;. from tlic k-ftl : LCDR T. H. Gainer; LCDR T. A. Howell ; LT IL R. McLachlan, DC ; LCDR G. A. Lainpert. 23 " " Hi " 4 f 4? ' 1- Officers ' Call ■ The Chain of Command in operation ; at 0745 uacli (la hotli in port and at sea, the C ajitain hrirls the E i ' cnti e Officer who in tnrn briefs tile Department Heads f )r e entn il ihssemination ol daiK inshnetions to all hands. { ; ■) The Administrators ■ The Administrative Department is essentially the Executive Officer ' s staff. The officers and men of the department, including the Executive assistants and " X " Division personnel, aid the Executive Officer in expediting the vast mass of paperwork involved in administering an organization the size of Arlington. Under the guidance of the Executive Officer and ship ' s Clerk, this formidable amount of administrative matter is handled efficiently and accurately. The various offices of the Administrati e Department perform services for every man on the ship in a multitude of wavs. Their motto would ha e to be " ser ice with a smile, " as seen in the following pages. Executive Officer Commander Robert |. Atkinson 25 Skip ' ' s Secretary Captain A. P. Carpenter coni ratnlatcs P.D. ( ' unnninc s. Ship ' s Seeretarv, on liis promotion to C ' 0-2. (.fiptdiii ' s Office The (. ' aptain ' s Office is responsible for all incoming and outgoing correspondence, maintains general files and directives, controls classified material, handles officers ' records, and pro ides clerical assistance to all departments. (Seated, from Icfti: j. H. Nuzum, VN2 aiu! J. W . Polk. V l. (Standing, from left i : J. P. W .igt, V. .3 ; . . H. BradlrN. Y 3 : 1 ' . L. Kricdiander, VNSN. 26 From the left): D. L. Centner, PX2 ; J. R. H. McKechnie, PN.3; J. R. DeCourcy, PX3 ; J. E. Niles, PN3. Personnel Office The staff of Arlington ' s Personnel Office maintains the service records ot the 950 enlisted men attached to the ship ' s compun . In addition, this staff is responsible toi " tiie distrihntion ot liheit cards, ID cards, inter-depaitnient trans- fers of personnel, and correspondence pertaining to receipts, transfers, re-enlist- ments, and any other changes in the status of enlisted peisonnel. (From the left) : G. T. Newell, PN3 ; S. H. Mayer, PN3 ; ]. E. Sorenson, PN2 ; A. C. Cairns, PN3. Career Counselors B.W. Booth, PN2 and D.B. Hunter, PN2, Arlington ' s Career Counselors, provide infor- mation and consultation to crew members concerning the planning of a Navy career and programs offered b the Na ' v. Not being solely concerned with those who desire to " ship over, " the) ' also give ad ' ice to the man who intends to leave the Na -y and take up a civilian vocation. 27 Legal Office Disciplinary matters, coints-martial and legal assistance are handled by the staff of the ship ' s Legal Office, ENS J.D. ieman. Legal Officer, P.K. (iriffin, YN3, and J.J. Tompkins, SN. Public Ajlfuirs Office News releases, distribution of the " ' Fami] gram " and the Cruise Book, and the organization of tours aboard ship are some of the ri ' sponsibilities ot the I ' AO staif, D.W. Sehwar ., ,SN, R.E. Wilkerson. YN2, P.O. Holden. SN. 13. W. Dexter, VN.l. Print Slupp I i; Ilofer, SN, S.H. Walker, SN. and C;.D. W ' oodard, SN, Print Shop staff handle all of the printing and reproduc- tion for a floating city of lOOO people - ini hiding Plan of the Da , Menus, Divine Services Programs, Short-Timers " Ciien- dars, " Arlington Times " newspaper, and manv other pamphlets. 28 Post Office Through rain, monsoon, and heat, Arhngton ' s Postal Clerks process the incoming mail, sell money orders, and ensure that all outgoing mail is sent quiekh ' on its way to the folks haek home. (Standing, from the leftj : T. J. I.indlcy, PC2 and L. K. Sniilli. S. . (Sitting): R. A. Esparza, SN. (Hight photo): T. King, PC3 and A. M. Rose, PCI Lib rary G.R. Wilson, SN and T. HoKfield, SN, serve in Arhngton ' s eom- fortahle lihrarN w ith an aeti e file of o cr 1 200 hard-hound i)lumes and subscriptions to o t ' r 30 pi-riodieals .ippi-,ding to aried tastes and interests. Clutplaiti LCDR William H. Mood will go anywhere to get ' cm to Chapel. Besides counseling and conducting Divine Services in Arlington ' s Chapel. Chaplain Moody, directs the ship ' s lilirarv . " i f The Master-at-Arms Force The M.istcr-;it-Arms Foic-c works to maintain discipline and security aboard Arlington. (Left photo seated, from the left): L. L. Davis, RM2 ; O. 1. Fuller, BMCS ; M. C. Oliver, BTl ; J. V. Wheeler, BM2. (Standing, from the left): K. E. Wright, MM2 ; G. Lumme, EN2 ; J. L. Duncan, BM2 ; E. A. Hodkinson, ETN2. (Right photo): A. K. Iluniphre), SN and D. P. F ' arabaugh, SN. Cruise Bitok Staff Volunteering their spare hours for the cause, this serious and organized group created Cruise Book pages from hundreds of photographs, yards of copy, and a thousand memories. (Seated, from the left): W. E. Strickland, SN ; A.M. Rose, l ' C3 ; M. R. Crnucher, DK.3. (Standin.4. from the lef t i : K. . . Kostka, BT2; LTJG J. V. Rindlauh ; L. E. Saunders, BTl. 30 T( Communications Department ■ Arlington ' s reason for being is to provide conimmiication support to ships of the fleet no matter what the activity or what the assignment. This floating Naval Communications Station exists for no other purpose, and the efforts of all other departments must serve only to complement the work of Communications, whose performance ultimately defines the success of Arlington ' s mission. Arlington ' s communicators not only serve as their own ship ' s " Voice of Command " but also as the " Voice of Command " for any other ship for which we pro -ide message relay sen ' ice. We currently possess the most modern and sophisticated e(iuipment available, and this capability, combined with an established reputation for technical " know how " and a " can do " spirit, has resulted in efficient and ac- curate communications. It is this winning combination that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration called upon to assist in the Apollo-8 moon shot and recovery operations. 31 Communication Office Co in III unicdtion Office r f:()mmancler F.B. Ricketson is constantly " on tlic lint ' " keeping attuned to the Communications picture. II 32 Captain ' s liricfiitii in i omm Ops Each day on Patrol Captain Carpenter receives tlie inputs lor eoinmaiKl decisions. (Front row): CDH W. |. Atkinson and Captain A.I ' . Carpenter. (Second row. frmn tli( left : I.CDH 1 ' . II. Wilii.ims; LCDU T. A. Howell; LCDR H. G. Tonneson ; LCDH H. A. Wrplaets. ' ; I.CDU T. H .(;aimr ; I.CDU W . B. Moody, CHC ; CDH F. A. Ricket.son. (Back row, from the left): LTJG J. F Mohan ; LTJt; C. K. Carniean ; ENiJ D. J. OConiiell . I I " J. F. Garza ; LCDR J. T. Boyle ; LTJG J. V. Rindlaub ; LTJG C. R. Graver. Communications Electronics Division CE Division Office L.F. S Ainas, CYN3 ; J.R. Mom. WOl ; j.H. lioyle. LCDR ; IT D. Bennet ; E.F. Fcain. ETCS are thaige of the tccliiiical and administiati c hinetions of CE. SATCOM The operation and maintenance of SATCOM is headed up by D. ETN3; R.T. Hanna, ETl. , ET S ; D.A. Hamm, ETC ; S.M. Slater, 33 UHF and Radar ( First ro« , from the left) : T. E. Scott, ETR3 ; !•:. Togneri, ETR.3 ; H. J, Nk-ytrs. ETR2 ; W. W. Holmes. ETR2 : R. C. Paty, ETR2. (Second row, from the left): L. D. Ward, ETR2 ; D. Fitzgerald, ETR2 ; J. Anwiler, ETC ; D. F. Hansen, ETl ; E. 1. Marentis, SN ; R. W. Ritter, ETN3. CE Responsibilities ■ CE Di isioii is re.spoii.sihlc for tin- indiiitciiaMci- and repair of sonu 240!) pieces of electronic equipment, inclutl- ing transmitters, receivers, teletvpi ' e(|nipmi nt. anl radar. CE is als) resp jasibk- for tlie operation of . rlington ' s Satellite Communication System. Transmitirr Rt viKiir P (First row, from the left;: I,. I ' . U alk r. ETN2 ; M. J. Lawless, ETN2 ; V. C. Preston, ETN3 ; K. L. Ackcrson, ETN3. (Second row, from the left): M. D. Barnard, ETC; J. H. Dennis, ETNSN : M. E. Cox, SN ; M. J. Ntiehaud, ETN3 ; J. C. Musico, ETN2. 34 Crypto Repair (First row, from the left): N. L. Jackson, ETl ; C. F. Evans, RMl ; R. W. Biddle, RMl. (Second row, from the left): G. A. Zekili, RMC ; R. G. Morrison, RMl; D.J. Dupont, ETN2 ; E. A. Hodkinson, ETN2. Receiver Repair (P om the left): E. Kims, ETX2 ; S. N. Warren, ETN2 ; D. L. Owens, ETC ; T. H. Kwers, ETN3 ; J. J. Chernis, ETN2. (First row, from the left): L. M. Mohn, ETN3 ; F. L. Hubbard, ETN2 ; W. J. Stewart ETN3 ; J. J. Beegin, ETN3. (Second row from the " left): P. V. Tobolskv, ETN3 ; F. J, Russell, ETN3 ; P. B, Over, DS2. CF Chain of Command (Seated): l.T|C; F. A. Benson anil ENS D. Winters. (Standing, from the left): L. J. Totli. HMC H !l : H. K. Kovaeh. BMC. j. . . Singer, Communications Flag Division ■ [ n- prime lunction of CF Division is to relay traffic to onr ship terminations In means of tlie teletype gear in Seeure Message Center. Other responsibilities of Message Center inclnde cop ing tlu ' Heet broadcast, monitoring emergenc% distress frequencies, and copying weather maps. Two other areas under the cogni ance of CF Division art ' the .Signal Bridge and Main Communications. The signal gang is assigned the task of relaying tractical communications to other ships through visual means. Main Conuuunication ' s jol is the routing and distributing of all messages that concern Arlington. I (flOi ftope Main Co mm ►t (.Sealed;: LTJG C.K. CirimMii and li. W . W .illhcr. liM.5. iSlandins;, Iii mi llw lett Futris, RMSNjG. F. M.irlin. UMSN ; J. C;. Nilsen, HM2 ; J. 1.. Stewart. HMSN. U. S. Otoino. HM.5; T. J. 36 (Front row, from the left) : H. D. W iImm,, SA ; ]. M. Plant, CVN3 ; J. J. Mcis, KM2 ; R. A. Lawyer, HM2 ; I.. 1 ' . O ' Neil, RM3 ; B. D. Proper, RMSN. (Back row, fmm the left): J. H. Clark, RMS; J. T. Stanton, CVN3 ; J. R. Blair, RM3 ; J. j. W ifkowski, CYNSN ; E, E. Extrom, RM3 ; H. D. Adams, RM2 ; ]. M. Toullos, H IS : R. K. Carlson, RM3. Secure Message ( ' enter (Front row, fr om the left): |. A. Hart, RM2 ; K. F. Henebury, RM3 ; E. L. Gentry, RM3 ; R. W. Summers, RM2 ; G. B. Lieberman. RM3; R. A. Patzer, RM3. Baek row, from the left): R. V. Jacobs, RM3 ; R. D. Arriaga, RM3 ; R. D. Taylor, RM3 ; J. W. Mount, RM3; V. W. Eberhart, RM2; L. J. Pillion, RM3; D. J. Cone, RM3; K. R. Coleman, RMSN; ]. E. Calderwood, RM3; J. B. Sewall, RMSN ; R. R. Sidlivan. RM3. 37 (Front roui: ENS. D. W. Bi mur and ENS J. Snyder, KMl ; C. K.Onvpcrlliwait, HMl. Dilliiii ' luini. (Back row, from the left): J. V. Meadows. HMl: J. H. Comjniinications Relay Division ■ The Secure Relax Center is responsihle for accepting message.s ia the world-wide teletype network from as ni;iM ;is three commuincation .st:ition.s a.shore and rela ing them to .ships with wliom Arlington is terminated. All messages originated bv these ships are passed to Secure Kela for transmission to the shore-based communication stations. Secine Rela has the capahilits of recei ing transmitting simultaneonsl at 100 words per minute, 12 channels of differing intelligence. Messages received from shore stations are passed to the ship ' s message center lor processing on two channels of 850 words per minute via a multiple address processing unit. This unit ;uito- nuitieallv provides a message in teletvpe tape for each terminated ship in multiple addressed messages. Secure Helav Division is also responsible for operation of the ship ' s " Secure Crypto Center. " Front ro« , from the row, from tlic left): CYNSN. I.fli: A. r. Maziirek, HM.3, T. J. .Sa in, HM:3 ; M. .V. BarM tl. HM3 ; W . E. Friiik. SN. iBaek E. E. Taylor, SN ; A. |. Fili .tti. Cn N 3 ; H, C. HcMoilt. S. ; D. C. Salzar. liMSX O j. Haycock. ■ ' ' attlini 38 (Kneeling, from the left): H. L. Bennett, SA ; J. Skatofl, CYN3 ; L. E. Emig, Ci 3 ; C. !■ . Bustillos, SN. (Standins;. from the leftj: H. Eaton, RM3 ; W. H. Fair, CVN.3; ' o. L. Belt, CVN3 ; H. Carlisle, UM3 ; J., HM2. (Kneeling, from the left): L. E. LeBlanc, RMSN ; C. W. Bochman, CYN3 ; C. Clayton, RM3 ; C. D. Schaffer, RMSN ; J. D. Sehultz, RMSN ; D. W . Pellenz, RM2 ; D. W. Doll, RM3 ; J. P. Wherry. RMSN. (Standing, from the left): W. W. Hastings, RM3 ; ]. L. Dunaway, RM3 ; L. E. Percival, RMSN ; D. R. Dill, RM2 ; M. W. Diggs, RM3 ; T. R. Runningen, RM3 ; J. A. Georges, RMS ; D. M. Eckman, RMSN ; D. Wright, RMS. Com ni iinications Control Division ■ Tlic tli isi;)ii most tlircctK invoKed in siicxcsslulls lulfilliiiu; Arlington ' s role in the Apollo-S mission, C.C. Di ision is charged with maintaining comnninitations within the areas of transmit- ters, receivers and circnit control. CC Di ision personnel are constantly selecting, monitoring, tuning and patching those fre- (Miencies which make possible the high reliabilities recorded by Arlington. Though endless search for the optimum frecjueney is perhaps the most frustrating of all communications assignments, the men of CC Division take great pride in the fact that their success in this area is unecinalled bs any other Naval ship. CC Fro (Front row, from the left): K. 1-. Dawson. HM2 ; T. HowirM) , HM.5 ; 1.1 J(; C. K. Craver ; K. 1.. .Swiitiug, K. I2. (Hack row. from the left): R. L. Badgcro, HM2 ; B.C. McKennon, HM.J ; K. K. Anderson, RMl ; M. D. Bean, UM.} ; V. K. Pitts, KM2. 40 T. M. Marsden, RM3 and H. S. Braniman, RM3. Transmitters (From the left): C. L. Clark, RM3 ; H. S. Wall, RMS ; J. F. Messamore, RM3; W. R. Ramos, RMl. Receivers (From the left): J. L. Matthews, RMl; W. R. Watts, RMl ; L. M. Ogles, RM3 ; L. Crawford, RMl; L.J. Niewinski, RM3 ; J. H. Mosler, RM3. Transmitters (From the left): L. K. Smith, RMl; ENS D.J. O ' Comiell ; K. F. McCrarv, RM2. Keceirers From the left): G. S. Ormsh) , HM2 ; D. E. Frahs, RM2 ; P. A. Wilhite. nM2; M. I.. Crawford, HMl. s ssBg dirriiil (Umtrol (I ' Voiii Ihr lifti: v.. V. Lotoszinski, HM.}; M. D. Bean, UM.3 ; W. N. MeCormiek, UMl ; J. C. Sprinkle, HM2. L ' ■•■•-■:::::::- 42 MiMimii ■•••■liiii ••••iiiiiii " •■Mini I ' ••■■Hill! «llllllll, Engineering Department ■ No brief introcluctiou could possihl) enumeratL ' all the specific functions of Engineering, hut suffice to say that all energy production and machiner) ' service and repair are the tasks of this department. The men of Engineering often work an eighteen-hour da ' , and the 120 degree heat of the fircrooms makes working conditions almost un- bearable. . rlington ' s commendable record for meeting operational commitments is a direct result of the hard work and aried skills of the engineers. 43 Koiler Chiefs Kroin the lefti: J. Allumbaugh, BTC : I.. I ' liillips, BTC; " . Dent, BTC. ' i Boiler Division Jf ' aler Tender Startflinfi By to Li ht Off S. Kriilil, B 12. 44 J. Dickenson, BT3. C. Ji w E; Boiler Repair (From the left): R. Davis, BTC ; G. Ross, BT3 ; R. Aragunde, BT.3 ; O. Jackson, BT2. ■ Take four 600 PSI Boilers cli idcd by .sc (iit -one " snipes " and you w ill get a HT. Arlington ' s B Division maintains and operates the ship ' s main |Mopulsion boilers, usually in temperatures of 120° or more. Watches are long, hot, and dirty. A BT ' s life is not one of glory, just one of satisfaction in giving the Bridge up to 34 knots day or night. Oil and Water Kiiifis (Sitting, from the left) : L. Saunders, BTl ; C. Piekaart, BT3; C. Goode, BT2. (Stan- ding, from the left): G. Aloise, BT3 ; G. W ' iison, BTFN ; M. Osborne, BT2 ; W. Easley, BT3 ; D. Cranmcr, BT3 ; D. Tipton, FN. Number One Fireroom (From ll..- Icll,: H. Ziii cr. irr2 ; L. Nero, FN ; P. Cannon, FN : C. Fowler, BT:3 : D. 11( BT3 ; B. Woods, FN ; W. Woodward, BTl. Number Tn-o Fireroom (Sittini;, from the Irfti: B. Boliinson, BTl; B. Bics, FN; G. McFiirland, FN; D. Ilaniriek, FN: R. Tilwvan, FN. (Standins;, from the left) : E. Weiss, BT2 ; E. Dinus, FN ; P. Rowland, FN ; R. Ford, BT.3. Working in liigb temperatures, the snipes of 1? Division ti ' nd Arlington ' s fonr firerooms and four boilers. V Division supplies steam for propulsion, main generators, and au, iliar sources. Number Three Fireroom (Sitting): K. Kostka, BT2. (Standing, from the left): T. Cooper, BTl ; H. O ' Briant, BT3 ; C. Reed, BT2 : A. Moore, BT2 ; C. Oempsey, FN; H. Dail . FN; B. Nevin, FN; C;. Doniin(iues, BI.3. V. i Secure the Main ! R. Tibayan, FN and M. Baile -, FN ; secure the main steam stop in Number One Boil er. Number Four Fireroom (First row sitting, from the left): A. Brown. BT3 ; C. Diaz, FN. (Second row, from the left); B. Hines, BTl; J. Tarlnt, BTFN ; j. Fllison, BT2 ; V. Dupre, FX. (Standinc;, from the left): W. Weaver. BT3 ; R. Bowen, BT2 ; J. Dickinson, BT.3 ; C. Moorefiekl, BRl ; D. . lpin, FN. B Division Coniprirtnient (Sittinij;, from the left) : J. Beachaine, FN ; T. Lapat, BTl ; J. Hedge, FN. (Standing): G. ' right, FN. ,; ; ' ' - 47 Auxiliary Division ■ Operation and niaintciiaiict ' of anxiliars niailiincs ari ' tlic ]iiiniai linutions ot A Division, ' rlu-rc is not a (lc]iaitniont on the ship wlncli docs not benefit from the work of A Disision. Tliese skilled workmen maintain Iivdranlie e |nipment. Steam auxiliaries, refrigeration c(]nipnient, diesel engines, llie licpiid owiien plant, air compressors, and the machine shop. The operation and maintenance of this ecjnipment rc pn ' rcs a ast dixcrsity of skills and knowledge. 48 1 Auxiliary Gang (Sitting, from the left): D. Conover, MMl ; C. Holcomb, MM2 ; H. Schwark. MMC ; J. Let-, MMl. (Standing, from tiie left): T. Saxer, FN; G. Bantin, MM2 : M. Dudgeon, ENS; R. Hall, FN: V. Whitesell. EN3. Boat Shop (Sitting, from the left) : G. Lumme, EN2 ; H. Carter, ENS. Greenlx-rg. EN3 : R. X ' aldez, FN2 ; R. Fearfield. FNl. (Standing, from thv left : 1.. Stuart, EN3 : T. 49 orkin on a Fire Pump U. N.iUlez, EN2 anil C. Lumine, E 2. 50 Air Comlilionin Gang (Sittiiii , from flu- left): G. Williams, F ; D. cliunt, FN. (Standins;. from the lift MMl : K. Cliestiuit. MM3 ; H. XaMpicz, MM3 ; J. Rice. FN: R. McCrackcn, MM2. 1 " . Lcma -, Hydrnulic Gang (Front row, from tljc lift j : |. Wanl. MMl and W. Mainrick. KN. FN ; C. Henderson, E 3 ; A. Warner, FN. Back row : J, Coleman. MM2 ; B. Flehan, Another Job for A Dirision H. Schwark, MMC " . on watch in Main ( ' ontrol EOOW J. Rice, F and D. W ' llnnit. FN. repair the ice cream macliine. 51 u Machinists Division I ' . ■ The operation and maintenance of tlic turbines which drive Arhngton ' s bulk through the water is the respon- sibilit of M Division. bi iidditioii. thi- Machinist ' s Mates operate the condenser pumps and ship ' s sen ' ice generators. The evaporator crew is responsible for maintaining a constant supph of fresh and feed ater for use in the boilers, galley, showers, and drinking fountains. (First row sitting, from the left): J. Tutliill, MM2 ; K. GralKim, MM2 ; K. W riglit. MM2 ; J. W .stc.s.r, MM2; H. (iage, MM3 : H. More, MMl ; L. Martin, FN. (Second row, from the left): C. Varvra, FN; I. Smith, MM3 ; II. Dashner, MM2 ; L. Click, MM3; R. Nicholas, FN; J. Mayfield, FN; K. McD.inald, FN; R. Hunt, FN; R. Lundeen, FN. (Standing, from the left): R. Smith, FN ; F. Dunk, MM3 ; T. Piefer, FN ; D. M.idison, FN ; R. Lewis, FN ; J. Cadci. MM3 ; P. Moody, MM2 : J. Gunion, MM3 ; V. Shuman, MM3 ; C;. Bode, FN. McDonald. MM3; R. Lewis, FN (Front rou, Irom the lift): H. SIkUoii, KX ; R. Miller, MMl ; E. Nhmsoii, MMl ; H. W, MMl ; D. Bowles, MMl ; M. IMitm.h. MM2. (Second row, from the- left): C. Laws, MM3 ; R. Rassner, MM3 ; P. Moody, MM2 ; T. Smith, FN; M. Viaggi, MM2. (Third row, from the left I : P. Horton, FN; T. Kilmiiek, FN; V. Hurtado, MM2 ; F. Brainwl, FN: D. Philhps, FN; J. Ferguson, FN; T. Pepper, MM2 ; J. McDonald, MM3. (Fourth row, from the left): D. Farnsworth, FN; L. Druschcl, MR3 ; H. Miller, MM3 ; I. Smith, MM3 ; A. Bryant, FN ; I rjC; F. Scalcucci. (From the Icfti: H. Nichohis, FN; F. Doiiks, MM3 ; J. ;itkins, MM2. (From the lef 1 1 : I- Westovcr, MM2 ; F. D;irliiig, MMl ; l ' . I ' i)p.r, MM2. V K Repair Division ■ Few di ision.s on the ship are forced to exhibit the inge- iiuit and ersatihty required of R Division. The arietv of repairs performed is only equalled by the number of things that can possibly break. Carpenters, Shipfitters, Pipefitters, and Damage Controlmen are involved around the clock in fabrication, manufacture, and installation of an assortment of materials satisfying a great variety of siiips work requests. Datnage Control Assistant W ' Ol A. L nch demonstrates a geiger countt ' r to members of a repair partv team. Shipjilters (Sittins;): Kinj;, SFC and A. Hudson, ,SFC. (Stumlini;. from the left): A. jarrett, SFl ; A. Hassclirock, SFM2; 1 ' . Rachel, ,SFM2 : T. Burges.s, SFM2 ; j. Civens, SFl. irelders (Sitting): L. N ' earing, FN and A. Fairchild, FN. (Standing, from the left): C. McSherry, FN: ]. Lee, FN; J. Maner, SFM3 ; W. Huston, FN ; D. Morris, SFM3 ; G. Rank, FN ; J. Ketcher, SFM3. I. ' Damage Conlrolnwn (Sitting, from tlic left): C. Castle, FN; J. Morris, FN: C. Cluiilaunie, FN: iStanding, from the Itfti: R. Cabaniss, SFI 3 : C. Edwards, SFM3 ; K. W alsli, SFl ; F. Bookhoop, SFP2 ; ' . Storio, SFM3 ; T. Sweat, SFP3. 56 Shipjitters (Front nm, iioiii the left) : I, Root. SFl ; J. Smith. DCl ; j. Du.l.isl,. BTl ; J. Linm-nfelter FN. (Back row, from the left): S. Tliompson. D(:3 ; H. Foster, FN; H. lAMtliam, FN; T. Hamriek, FN: j. Kiiistle, DC3 ; A. Mann, FN. Carpenters (From the left): S. Ehmann, DC3 ; D. Clark. DC3 ; C. Harrison. DC2 ; G. Barlesi, DC3 ; S. Escobar, DC3. 57 (Kroiii the Iclti: I,. KiRV. ii ' .ki, MH.); K. Stcimnirt .. MH3; A. Kakdlcski. I ' N : H. (n l!;, FN; 1.. Hii( MH3; J. Miirplu. MHl. MdrliiiuTV Re mi rnien A. K,ik()l.,ki. FN. II. (lll .■. F " . (Sitting front): H.Davis, EMI. (Sittini;. from tlu- left): E. Waslium, EMI; R. Rt-ipl, EMC; W.Watson, EMI ; C. Cordima, EMI : A. Hiiakcnson. EMI. Electrical Division ■ The men of E Division li;i c their wiiik cut out for thrui as custodians of .-Xrliugton ' s luitolcl miles of electrical cables and interior communii;iti()ns lines. Almost all jiliases of Arlington ' s operations demand electricity, and power failure is a dreaded casualts during wartime operations. Electricity, though one of the most ;du;d)le .ser ants of mankind, is ;il ;i s ;i dangerous foice ;uid is doubly so on a. metal ship; short circuits can cause fires, and without safety devices and pree;uitions it e;ui kill. The precautions taken add to the difficultv of the work that must he done on all ecpiipment. j. Pitts, W ' Ol (From the left); J. ( ' .rant, IC:.3 ; j. jardine. 1C.3 ; C. Hudson, 1C2; W. Hale. IC2. Electrical Gan I From tlic- Ictty: 1.. Callicait. IN; G. Juiincii, KA ; J. Blackledge, P N ; Horn, EM3 Gyro G(tnfi (From tlir left i : R. Burke, IC3 ; D. Winter, 1C3 ; T. Cliiklress, ICFN ; j. McCallisUr. ICl. SO (From tlu- k ' tt) EMFN. |. Matlicws, KM3; C. Coursex , 1A!2 : J. Curtis, KM3 ; J. Blackledge, FN; J. Ciimmings. KMFN ; D. Kraiitz, IC Men (Sitting, from tlic left): D. Stroblc, EM2 ; C. Kaproii, F.MFN ; C;. JaiiMii. KMFA. (Standing, tnuii tlic Ic-ft): C. Stciner, EM3 ; I. Dnhois, KM2 : M. McFlwee, EM2. 61 (From thv left) : F. JohnscH), IC2 ; D. Todil, ICFX ; A. Perkins, 1C2 ; D. Rame , IC2 ; D. W iiittr, IC3. Hoary Poicer Shop (From the left): M. OUara, EMFN ; C:. Horn, EMS; L. Catlicart, FN ; H. Olson, KMFN ; F. Jones, EM2. Supply Department ■ The SuppK Department is responsible for the ordering, receiving stowing, issning and accounting for the ship ' s suppHes and repair parts : the sales and issue of clothing ; operation of tlie Ship ' s Store, Tobacco Shop, barber shops and Soda Foinitain ; operation of the General Mess ; maintenance of pay records and holding pa days for the crew ; and also for the administration of the Officers ' NV ' ardroom Mess. More simply, the SuppK Department pro ides materials and funds required to maintain the ship in a state of maximum readiness and to pro ide ser ices that contribute to the comfort, welfare, and morale of the crew. 63 (From the It-ft): A., SKC ; H. hooper, SKI ; LT. T. Schmiege, SC ; N. Sumner, SKI. Stores Division ■ S-l Division stores and accounts for over 30,000 different line items maintained in 18 separate storerooms and worth over 5400,000. These items run the gamut from intricate electronic units used as replacements in sophisticated communications etjuipment to rags used for evervday cleaning. As many as 100 tons of material may be received during replenishment, and it is S-l ' s responsibilit - to ensure its proper stowage for easy aceessibilit . For each requirement resulting in one of the 7000 re:iuisiti:)ns submitted during a vcar ' s time, storekeepers maintain a record and continualK ' submit finaniial reports to the Navv Regional Finance Center and to the Commander, Service Forces, Pacific. ;SK Creic (From the left;: D. Sta.ifield, SN ; J. Voight, SN ; VV. Shephard, SK2; P. Grasso, SN ; R. !vi rs, SN. 64 (Back row, from tlif Ifltj: W. Hi-ist, SK2 , H. Loopcr. SKI : H. Wjimn. SKJ SN ; T. MiUislxTg, SKSN ; J. Smaby, SN. I . Dil)l)li-, SX. .Front row, from llic Ictt; : L. King, (;SK Crete (Back row, from tlu ' Icttj: J. Jenkins, SK2 ; J. SKi ; J. Dolly, SN ; D. Morey, Si . (Front row, from the left): . Snnnier, SKI K. Wilcox, SK3 ; l . Hathaway, SN ; D. Jandt, SN ; A. Dalao, SKC. , Food Service Division ■ S--2 l)i ision iiiL-lutlrs tlic ( " ominissarv nx-n who ordiT, store ami jMi-pare the food sci i-d alioartl Arline;ton ; S-2M (.onsists of the Messnuii who assist the cooks in the preparation of food and in the cleaning of the crew ' s messing spaces. Behind the ranges and on the messdecks, the men of S-2 Division are concerned with our health and comfort as they prepare and sei e three full meals a da -. At least once every Patrol this di ision hosts the crew to a cookout on the Antenna Deck. Food Service Office ENS Glenn KaliiasN briefs CSCS W. W ' illianisdn on the day ' s proceedings. S-2 Division (. nfks (Back row, from the l.tli: j. l.iihhi-, .SA ; R. Slater, CS3 ; C. Haven.s, SN : R. Salitoro, CS2; (Front row, from the Icfli: S. Diil.liiiski, CSl ; I,. SLnifielcl, CSl ; C:. Cox, CSl : J. Brooks, CS2. G6 S« m ink. idle aUi Messdecks The Messdecks at meal time. (r a I ley CS3 N. Lewis and CS3 D. Godsc ' preparing tlie main tourse. ( 7 alley This is where it all begins. Bake Shop SN M. Watson and SN X. Klingbile add the finishing toueiies to tlie next meals dessert. (Back row); 1, Martin. CS3 and J. Smith, CSl CS2 ; A. Bendix, CS3 ; R. Crawford. CS2. (Front row. from tlir left i : W. Worrcl, C:S.3 ; D. Conlcr. (Back row, from the left): M. Burrows, SN : D. Boeder, SA ; j. Wilson, SA ; N. Delong, SN ; W. Landry, FA; D. Doerr, SN. (Front row, from the left) : J. Droullard, SN ; N. Lewis, CS3 ; R. Gray, SN ; R. Randall, SN. CS.3 M. Scrnu) maniiini; the liical t)iitch( ' r . Doul)lc Uiuiljlc, lOil and Tiiiul) •tv Q (Back row, from tlie left): C. McLelland, FA ; R. Smith, SA ; K. Remillard, FA ; R. Wagman, FA ; D. Alklredge, FA; A. Chadwick, CSl. (Front row, from the left): D. Santopolo, SA ; D. Martino, SA ; R. Jastromski, FA ; J. Woody, FA. ± Messrooks and Messdeck Master-at-A rms (Back row, from the left): Vega- Serrano, FA : R. Shaw. FA ; R. Hurst, (:S2; 1, Smith, CSl. (Front row, from Ih, ' left I : H. Madison, FA; E. Zella, FA; J. Arnold, FA; G. Martinez, FA. Sales Office (From the left): W. Feeley, SHC ; J. Dowd, SH2 ; LTJG Mark XanAukcn, SC ; T. Green, SH3. I I Sales Division ■ S-3 Di ision could ucll In- naim-d ■ ' morale service " , for thev operate the Ship ' s Store (the AGMART). Tobacco Shop, Soda Fountain, vendinsi niaehines, tailor shop, barber shops and laundr . The aoods and conveniences ottered 1) these men make shipb.Kud life easier and mrire pleasant. Barber Shop S ]. Caulev a nd SHH3 T. Amarel i;i iMii two ol tlie more than lr {) haircuts averaged In the barber shop i-iich week. Laundry SN J. Corl manning one of two .501b. washers that handle se eral tons of laundr each week. 70 (From tlu- left): T. Amaral, SHB3 ; M. Ballare, SN ; M. Scott, S , K. Oliver, SN ; Canlcv, SN. •jfZi j T---:-. AGMAKT SN Masi ami SHJ Patron standing b) ' tor customers. Tailor Shop SH2 Suaza addini; that Stitch in time. Laundry Crew (From the left): J. I ' rcator, SN ; N. Williams, SHI ; A. Franklin, SH3 ; W. Kay, SN J. Johnson, SN ; |. S. ' dcl, SN ; C. Mcrz, SH2. SN U. C;i;lliiis filling one of the ship ' s vend jC; iiiji niiuhines. Lniindry ( rcir (From tbr ictt : |. Scdil. SN ; H. James, SN ; 1.. Lapolt-, SN; H. Oneill, SHL3; J. Uagis. SN; Jackson, SN; R. Robinson. SN. Tobacco Shop Soda l ' mnt(tiit SN n. tl.rnamlc Pay Line Service witli a smile ? (Standing. Iroin llic left): E. Carlson. DKl; G. McClendon. )K2. (Sitting): LTJG H. Davis, SC. Disbursing Division (Standing): ]. Infante, SN and M. Cronihcr, DK.3. and I. Stcmpkowski. OK.3. (Sitting): E. Aaron, DKSX ■ S-4 is probably tin- most popular division .iboard (at least twice each month an va ), for they are the custodians of the pay records, and faithfully fulfill Uncle Sam ' s responsihilitN to ]-)a us. S-4 also ens nes that each man ' s allotments, such as family and insurance, are properly handled. .Arlington ' s average montliK ' payroll amounts to approximatelv a quarter of a million dollars with man - more thousands of dollars going out in allotments. The Disbursing Office performs a number of otlier functions also. .- cce]5ting deposits for the Nav ' ' s 10% Sa ings Program, keeping aliiables in safekeeping, cashing checks and money orders, and giNing information and advice to na al personnel of such matters as pa ' , al- lowance, allotments, and benefits are just a few. 73 S(« DKI V,. Carlson anilits sdiiir |),ipi ' r ()rk wliilc llir DO. ivlaxcs lor a leu minutes. 1)K;3 M. Crouclicr toinputt-s one of the 9.50 pa records maintained on boaid. Dishtirsinfi (Office (From llic lilt 1 : 1 ' .. CarKoii. I)kl ; M. Cromlur. 1) :5: j. Infante, SN ; IC. Aaron, DKSN ; H. D.nis. l.TjC, SC; |. Sl.inpk m -ki. DK-S ; (... MiCUmlon. DK2. 74 Stewards Division ■ S-5 Division provides the morale service for the officers on board Arhnglon for thev are the ones who prepare and serve the officers ' meals, clean and maintain the wardroom, lounge, and all the officers ' staterooms and on occasions do their best to make anv guests of the ship as comfortable as possible. (From the left): M. Valenzuela, SD3 ; A. Martin, TN ; E. Limbag, SD2 ; R. Labcrinto, Ti ; E. Delos Santos, SD2 ; L. Placido, TN ; P. Diica, SD2 ; E. Soriano, SD3 ; R. Male, TN ; G. Roque, SD3 ; C. Santos, SD3 ; S. Dacumos, TN ; J. N ' eniegas, SD3 ; E. Atchazo, SD3; F. Panipo, TN ; T. Arrigo, SD3 ; |. Calang, TN ; E. Ordonz, SD3 ; ]. Sales, SDl. (Sitting): LTjG R. Davis, SC and R. Cabalona, SDCS. 75 SD3 F. Saliigiiliang and TN L. Placido pivjiaii ' the main course for evening meal. Wardroom Galley SD3 C. Santos adds tliat final touch to the next meals dessert. T. F. Panipo e. ercises his skill in making a salad. Steward ' s Lounge SD.3 T. . irigo and T M. Donnngo (sitting) relaxe after a hard day ' s work while T E. Haharan and SD3 E. . lalana (standing) join in with the e ' ening " s merriment. Medical Department ■ Though a scourge to manv of us, tlie white-clad figure wielding the hypodermic is actually the congenial, helpful hospital corpsman fulfilling his promise to ensure our good health. Besides providing immunizations, holding sanitation inspections, and conducting innumerable lectures on personal hygiene, emergenc) medical procedures, and first aid the medical staff skillfully provides any health service that their well-equipped facilities permit. Arlington is equipped with a modern sickba ' , which includes a fully air conditioned 16-bed hospital ward plus a 2-bed isolation ward. Medical department facilities also consist of a modern operating room for the performance of all minor and some major surgery, a bacteriological laboratory, a mobile . -Ra unit, a sick call treatment room which sees from 400 to 600 out-patients per month, and a pharmac) ' that fills more than 60 prescriptions per month. 77 Medical Officer LT. H. A. Faincss. NIC ' iv ra i, -t " - ' i - " aji i ■ ' ' jf 1r vN4 N ' ' i7t« Mcilics (Staiulin«, from tlic lift): M. R. Biul.r, IIM.?; D. Cok.r, IIM3; j 1 ' . left): B. H. KlanaKaii, HM3; J. M. Hollson, MMl ; D. W. W aitf, 11M.3. HNSN; R. Flood, HMC. ■O rkins, H ; T. L. Rtilly. IlNi: (Sitting, from tlu- loft): 1.1 I Kncilini;, from the A. Fariuss ; D. Necl, 78 fedical Records T. E. ' illiam on, HM3 and H. C. Schnoebelen, HMl. Convalescence |. M. KollsDii. HMl. Diagnosis B. R. Klanagan, H !3. Pharmacy D. L. Coker, HM2. 79 Inventory 1). W . W.litr, HM3. Next M. R. Bii;Ur, IIM3. k J Sock It to Me, Doc ! H. li. I ' l.iii.i. .ni, ll 1.3 .iiul I). W. W.iiti ' , 11M.5. Dental Department ■ Tliree Dental Technicians, their offi cer, and two operatories form the basis of Arlington ' s Dental Department. Except for the most advanced dental procedures, Arlington ' s dentists provide complete oral care. In addition to dental surgery for the crew of Arlington, a program of preventatixe dentistry is conducted in the form of regular dental check-ups and a fluoridation program. On a yearly basis, the Arlington Dental Department performs in excess of 12,000 separate procedures. HM " i- 77i .s Is a Drill Hoic Many False Teeth? I r. W. W. Mc Laclilan, DC ; |. W. Creene, DT3. L. 15. Nicks, DT2. The Denial Team (Sitting): LT. H. H. McLaclilan and J. W . Circinu, DTX (Standing): S. U. Castaneda, D and L. B. Nicks, DT2. J o eiv arities S. R. Castaneda, DN. Navigation Department ■ Determining and plotting Arlington ' s position o er many thousands of nautical miles per year is the reason for being of the Navigation Department. The sextant, loran, alidade, and dead reckoning are all used to determine position, but all these are useless without the constant ' igilance of both the Navigator and the quartermasters. Although the department is one of Arlington ' s smallest, its responsibilities are great. Besides plotting courses and keeping check on the weather, the Navigators also assume the administrative tasks of processing and maintaining navigation charts, publications, and equipment, winding and comparing the ship ' s chronometers, supervising the maintenance of . i-lington ' s Deck Log, and manning a continuous watch in the chart house with an up-to-date ship ' s " posit " . The Navigators utilize the power supplied bv the engineers to guide Arlington to any operating area it is required to go. 83 (Knfflini;, Inim iIh ' left): G. W. Kloucrs, OMSX ; W.T.Keith, SN ; D. L. Xabors, S . (StaiKlinn, trom tlu- li-ft): LCDR G. E. I.amp.rt ■ D. |. Downs. yM2 ; R. M. NclM)n. OM2 ; (. Patrick. S ; T. Bunkers. S ; W . W isslead. OM.3 ; F. Bear, QM.3 ; . Simmons, Navigator Chart Room LCDR C;. K. Lampert. 1 " . Bear. ()M.3 ; R. Nelson. ()M2. % Operations Department ' ■ Operations could be called the nerve center of the ship, responding to impulses from both within and without the ship. Operations personnel are those " in the know. " The Radarman and the Operations Ofiicer perform the never-ending function of keeping Command informed of the tactical situation as it evolves. The Radarmen maintain .a constant vigil over Command Officer ' s Tractical Plot (COTP). The department works closeh with and coordinates the efforts of other departments to carry out the mission of the ship. More specialized functions of the department iue collection and dissemination of information, meteorolog), and maintenance of electronic gear. 85 Operations OJficer LCDR T. H. Caimr l(. II. U(K. S. . On n (ilrh M. H. Ciiirv. HO.}. 1 86 Ikl (Kneeliiii;, from tiic Wt): U. W . Peters, S. ; (.. h. I ' epc, hD2 ; K. E. Holjinson. RD3. B. F. Rolison, SN ; J. C. Lawley. RD2 ; R. A. Show, SN ; G. Penrose, YN 3. (Stan(lin 4, from the h-ft): Commanding Offiri ' r ' s Tnrlicil Plot ■ COTP is the heart of the eurreiit i)])erati()iial picture. Hlmv the radar seopes provide a means of keeping command ad ised of the taetieal situation. .Ml surface and air contacts arc quickly evaluated as to intensions, courses, and speeds, so that relati e dan ;er to Arlington may be derived and command may be ensured safe navigation is being followed. The emphasis in COTP extends to air control, radar navigation, voice radio communications, search and rescue, and all otlin aspects of the taetieid picture tluit may be required in an emergeues ' or during dail steaming. (Kneeling, from the left): M. R. Curr , RD3 ; W . W. RouhoH, RD3. (Standing, from the left): J. C. Clark, RD2 ; M. M. Campanella. HD3 ; M. D. Deaver, RD3 ; E. A. Parker, RDl ; R. J. Pappas, SN. 87 «%f i N r •♦) v Deck Department ■ The Deck Depiutment can be roughlv divided into two parts, one part concerned with deck seamanship and the other concerned with ordnance or weapons. The deck divisions maintain many of the traditional ways of the sea. Bridge watches, underwa replenish- ments, Arlington ' s boats, manning the lines, and anchors during the special sea and anchor detail, maintenance of the hull, maintenance and operation of the helicopter landing platform and the Sail and Boatswain ' s Lockers are but a few of the major functions of the Boatswain ' s Mates. The weapons side of the Deck Department rims the gamut of tasks concerning ordnance. The employment and maintenance of Arlington ' s 3 " ' 50 guns and other armament and ordnance equipment, procurement, handling, stowage, and issue of ammunition and pyrotechnics constitute the largest part of their job. Deck Department serves a variety of functions throughout the ship, but their seamanship and knowledge of ordnance pro idc the means to make our Nav) ' the greatest in the world. 89 First Division ■ The Boatswain ' s Mates are tlu- acknowledged senior rate ol the Na . Tiathtionally the Boatswain ' s Mates have been the ultimate seagoing rate-, and in them reside the traditional ways of the seafarer. First Division is responsible for nuieli of the forward pait of the ship and the forecastle (the forw aid relueling staticn at sea), which houses the anchors, anchor chains, capstans, and other ground tackle. First Division runs and maintains the Captain ' s Gig and Number One Utility Beat. They are also in charge of the Sail Locker and handle forward lines and anchors during sea and anchor details. Forecastle (Front to, from tlu- : 1. Morgan, BM3 ; M. Uriggs. BM3 ; j. Bed. BM.i ; j. Shields, HMl : J. lr,,Ms. I.TJC;; M. Hurst, BMC ; J. Fret, .SN ; M. Addeo, SN ; R. Shaw, SN ; D. Landof, SN : J. Martinez, S ; A. Warren, SN : B. Douglas, SN ; R. Hall, SN ; W. Byrd, SN ; D. Farabough, SN ; L. Campbell, SN ; ]. Bushing. SN ; M. Howard, BM3 ; J. Healy, SN ; J. Palmer, SN ; R. Mondragon, SN ; J. Sutton, SN ; I-. Stonebraker, BM3 ; H SN ; B. Warner, SN ; A. Smith, SN : G. Finfeldt, SN ; J. Brawley, SN ; B. H.irris, SN ; |. Sisk, SN ; B. Fnoeh, BM3. 90 We Are Number One H First Division proclaims ArK Xumhcr Oik ' follow ini; thi ' ACiMI olMnjiics lu ' kl in Yokosnk.i between Arlington and Annapolis. , Xl F : £ -6 ,»- Vnrep (From the left): L. BLRkUdye, SN ; J. Hcaly, SN; H. Rainsberger, SN ; (UNKNOWN); M. Howard, SN ; L. Stonehraker, BM3 ; C. Steinberger, FN. 91 v v (Front row, from the left): R. Gilmore, SN ; W . Keniple, BM3 ; R. Bakcwell. SN ; J. Gault, liM2 ; S. Richards, SN ; S. Cuailard... SN • L Schrieber, SN ; R. Benson, SN. (Second row, from tlie left): K. Keller, SN ; 1.. Watchm.n, SN ; R. Stander, SN ; L. Manson BM2 ; W. Connolv, LTJC ; N. King, BMC ; J. Hendericks, BMl ; K. Kessler, SN ; T. McAuley, SN : J. Wcnning, SN ; C. Mast SN- L Pomerov. SA : D. Hern lon, SN : R. Murphv. SA : J. Kahle, SN. (Third row, from the left): B. Hueschen. SN ; R. Branno.,. SN ; J. Gle.m, BM3 : K. Ciallagher, SN ; R. Perez, SN ; K. Dacus, SN ; R. Vega, SN ; R. Williams, SN ; S. Fi.sher, SN ; H. Iludscm, SN. Second Division ■ Second Division keeps the Quarterdeck and amidships s.iuaied ,iway, as well as fmnisii a uunihcr of Roatswai.r.s Mates for gi.arterdcck watches. The Boatswains Made of the V..teh is usually the " inaster of ceremonies " and his pipe sounds honors as well as announces all words to be passed, rhis div ision fornis a ritual part of underway replenishment and refueling exercises and handles Line Number 4 when Arliniitou ties up. They also maintain and operate Motor Utility Bout Numiu-r Two, Offices ' Motor Boat, .uid Motor W nnil)cr One. 92 k 4 A r 1 1 I? u%. J H ■ 1 , 1 .V ' [OK, SS; Jf I s (Front row, from the left): J. Cocking, SN ; A. Leaderhr.ind, SN ; J. Maltese, S ; W. Wells, SA ; A. Upkc, BM3 ; K. Pavton. BM3 ; A. Wright BM3; C. Zyvoloski, SN ; D. Hupp, BM3 ; C. Solomon, SA ; O. Oroark, BM3 : G. Rogers, BM3 ; J. Horvath, BM3. (Back row, from the left): j. Deselms, ENS; G. Rod, SN ; R. Stockton, SN ; N. Padocliek, SN ; R. Randall. SN ; M. Wall, SN ; J. Clark, SN ; R. Kieser, SN ; R. Wood, SN ; R. Causer, SN ; D. Ciraham, SN ; B.Smith, BMl. Third Division I auof ■ Third Division is responsible for most of the aft spaces. This includes the hangar bay, the fantail, and the Antenna Deck. Among specific Third Division responsibilities are the after station during under va replenishments and the direction of flight (juarters during helicopter operations and vertical replenish- ments. Third Di ision also has the responsibilitv for upkeep of one utilitv boat and the port Motor halcboat. The men of Third Divi- sion man Mounts . ' 33 and 53 during General Quarters. 95 (Front row, from the left): R. Roc, SN ; P. Sardcna, SN ; G. Dsmont, SN ; D. Bacon, SX ; R. Rohn, SN ; G. Liickctt, SX ; F. Opanel, SN; T. Koyston, SX. (Back row, from the left): ]. Deselms, EXS ; D. Bc ' ckcr,BM.SX ; R. Axtell, SX ; R. Hampton, SX ; M. Rogers, SX; J. Daniels, SX ; T. Hilljiini, SX ; M. OiialK. SX : J. Schaler, SX ; 1.. (iilley, SX ; J. Xorris, SX. Fliiihl Quarters (Front row, from tlic left): R. Levasseur, LTJG ; T. Ambrose, LTJG ; D. Danzis, FTG2 ; J. Schmitt, SN ; T. W n mersldrchen, GMG3 ; K. Zintel, FTGSN ; V. Vandersnick, SN ; F. Acuana, SN ; B. Frey, SN. (Second row, from (he left): M. White, SA ; G. Desalvo, SN ; M. Milutinovich, SN ; B. Lopez, SN ; D. Mccre, GMG3 ; D. Hr.mill, SN. ( row, from the left): M. Callihan, SN ; W. Wilson, SN ; W. Wuenschel, GMG3 ; F. Burgess, FTG3 ; J. Manning, SX ; W. Yoakiim, SN ; R. Stone, GMGl. Fourth Division ■ Composed of Five Control Tt-thnicians and (hnnior ' s Mates, Fourth Division maintains . rlington ' s ordnance i-(inip- ment. The FT ' s test, repair and operate the MKC;3 V.uu Fire Control System, whieh utilizes gmi directors, radar, and computers to track designated targets and to direct the ship ' s guns against them. The Gumier ' s mates maintain the ship ' s armament — four twin mounts 3 " .50 caliber rapid fire guns. .50 caliber machine guns and small arms, and the ship ' s ammunition magazines. They also pro ide training for gun crews and for small arms firing. Insuring the ship ' s self-defense capability w ith accurate firepower is the prime responsibility of . rlington ' s Fourth Division. Fi ring Loading u i r ' . ' : f h «-. .J ; •! ' ■ i-oiv JWi.) Shipboard Life and Events I From the ordinary to the extraordinary ; from the day to day to the once in a lifetime — »uch a spectrum informs the events that have made 1968 aboard Arlington a year to remember. The humdrum and the workaday inevitably fill most of our days at sea, and we welcome our off-hours to break the monotony of routine jobs and duties. But the days on Patrol are broken with the physical strain and excitement of Underway and Vertical Replenishments and there is also the daily helo, forever inspiring hope of letters from home in those mythical " 50 bags of mail. " Then, those once in a lifetime experiences do occur. Crossing the Equator brings the never-to-be forgotten pageant of the Pollywog becoming the Shellback. And, thanks to NASA, comes Arlington ' s participa- tion in the historic Ap ollo-8 mission and our rendering of honors to the world ' s first moon voyagers- Borman, Anders, and Lovell. ,W - ' % wmm 5F» ' ' 100 ' ' rm r Crossing the Equator ■ TO ALL SAILORS WHEREVER YE MAY RE: and to all Nk-nnaids, Whales, Sea ScipiMils, Porpoises, Sharks, Dolphins, Eels, Skates, Suckers, Crabs, Lobsters, and all other living things of the sea GREETINGS : KNOW YE: That on this 16th day of May 1968, in Latitude 00000 and Longitude 139° 45 ' E there appeared within our Royal Domain the USS Arlington (AC;MR-2) bound for the eipiator and for S dney, Australia. BE IT REMEMBERED : That the said vessel and Officers and Crew thereof, have been inspected and passed on by Ourself and our Royal Staff, AND BE IT KNOWN : By all ye Sailo rs, Marines, Land Lubbers and others who may he honored by his presence, that all have been duly initiated into the SOLEMN MYSTERIES OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF THE DEEP. BE IT FURTHER UNDERSTOOD: That b virtue of the power vested in me I do hereby command all of my subjects to show due honor and respect to him wherever he may be. NEPTUNE REX, Ruler of the Raging Main. 101 Whippiiiix the PoUyiioiis The Royal Prescription Thi ' ( ({(fin The lioyal Baby Miss Pollywog and Escort King Neptune Catching the Wind Wetting Donn the Pollywogs C HlAi .; Tukiiiif on Fuel in Heavy Seas Underway Replenishment I Ian fie r Hay Iliiih Line Detail 104 Breaknuax Procedure Take a Strain -r iXUfr- ' .Mr. - V i ' tical rf l Replenishment •t-» JiLi 1l Brass Aboard for ApnlloS I , 1 Brigadier Cicneral Terry, ) USA, and Brigadier General Cordell, USAF. depart Arling- ton after Communications Con- ference. I I ' Apollo-8 ■ W liilc we (lid not make the headlines, Arlington ' s role in Apollo-S nonetheless was important. At the time for splashdown Arlington was relav ing all emninnnications between the primary recovery ship, the I ' SS orktown (and eapsnle) and shore radio stations in llonolnln. and the mainland. These cirenits inelnded the Presidential cirenit. the eommancl and control nets, and the teletype press circuits. Primary Recovery Ship, VSS Yorkloirn {Cl ' S-lO) ■-4, ' vT:- li L Briefing the Press Manning the Rail in Salute to the Astntnauts •t.. -hOC Arlington Through Astronauts ' I ' jYvs 110 ll I -6 75 , ,N ' .-- ' -i « •- ' ■■■i : J 111 Sports To help pass monotonous chus at sea, Arlington offers a c )ni]irehensi e sports program, including sollcyball. boxing, skeet shoots, and track. Volh ' h(iU in the Haiifier liav 1 5. 113 Commanding Officer ' s Inspection Iv ■ I ISSiifiirf V r r oA K:i ' - .1-A - . ;: V---- ' --- ' ' ' Y Travel ■ The traditional Navy recruiting poster entreating the young man to " Join the Navy and See the World " w now a little old and a hit of a cliche, but few of ut who have sailed on Arlington in 1968 doubt that there is some truth to it. After a year ' s tour of duty on Arlington, that young man who may have been tempted by the recruiting poster has had at least a sailor ' s eye view of Hawaii, the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Australia. With hU camera and ail-American inclination to have a good time wherever he is, he has conquered. By his determination to see and to experience what i» beyond Main Street and the usual servicemen ' s haunts, he has been educated. His senses have been bombarded by new vistas, by sundry environ- ments, and by the unique mannerisms of many nationalities. We all form the composite of that young man led on by the vision of distant and expand- ing horizons. For most of us the horizons have just begun to expand, for the distinctive beauty and warm welcome of each country serves only to increase our desire to see and to experience much, much more. We vow that we shall come back again some day. To keep our memories alive in the meantime, we provide the following photographic account of the faces, landmarks, landscapes, moments that we dare not forget. Japan X ' . « » r rt fc 123 Progress and Dignity ■ Modern |apaii has been slia|X ' (l b man forces that ha e left it a mosaic of paradoxes, of past and present, East and West. From tlie sn() -ti]iped pinnacle of Mmint I ' nji on the main island of Honshu, Japan stretches like a rumpled green carpet to the sea. To the north, it emerges as the seniiaretic land of hears, forests, and snow. To the south, across the picturescjue, winding Inland Sea lie villages, seaports, and people almost untouched b time. And further south and east the cities and countryside present a curious blend of smoke-belching industries and wind-rippled fields of rice. Four islands dropped in a giant festoon off the coast of Asia ; four islands caught between two cultures, the Orient and the Occident, between the two great forces dividing the world today. Communism and Western democracy. In Japan, an entirely new culture is opened to us, to interest us as oi)ser ers and to delight us as participants. We have marveled at the capacity of this, one of the most prosperous nations in the world, to sustain its ingrained virtues of courtesy and dignitx . [apan has accepted change gracefully and yet has retained its national cliaracter. From the ports to the religious and cultural centers to the bustling metropolis of Tokyo to the scenic countrxside, Japan has impressed us with its distinct spirit — the grace of its architecture, the simplicity of its homes, the politeness of its people. 1 127 I ■ Ill finds ( Both Buddl mtk I Beyond the Cities ■ Though the Japanese seeks leisure and rest from crowded cities in his religious and cultural centers, the visitor to Japan finds quiet beauty also in the pastoral countryside, market places of small conununities, and in the scenic fishing villages. Both Kyoto and Kamakura are of great religious importance to the Japanese people. The Kainakura Daibutsu, or Great Buddha, has rested serenely for hundreds of years as a symbol of faith and power to his believers. The farms, illages, and market places of the countryside are considered more distinctively Japanese than the Tokyo Bay area. Night Life ■ Japan also knows how to entertain its guests after sunset. Few areas in the world can compare with the night life on Tok o ' s Ginza. A shopping mecca by day and a brilliantly lighted entertainment center by night, Tokyo reminds one of New York in the variety of its industries and stores. The port city Yokosuka also ac- commodates WESTPAC personnel in m riad restaurants, bars, and niiihtclubs. ' -4l.t k l(V» liV CJJH X X et fC fV«r«J ' ••« »M vt mI V " ' c iBB—4 ,j 1 et.t. |S«Sif « l : . r ■ .M? m T h e h I I P P I n e s 135 ' . V m h. yv 1 ,• ■ i . : W ' . ' .ljlt V« ' % ' - - -i i ■ . ' CuJttU .jj5 Sta« . ' |0W» " ' " -i - ' m ;.; «aE pW 1..— -- ' : 1 . r-3 " — ' F . id iXB. So good. round deserves another! BEER Diverse Society ■ rliis island nation in tropical Asia i rt ' cts its isitors with an ap]X ' aling hk ' nil ol Western and Oriental charaeter- istics. The customs of the people, religion, and place names all reflect the Spanish influence ol the first colonizers. The United States imparted to the Philippines a democratic form of government and w idespread use of the English language. Descendants of the original islanders, however, perpetuate their curious Tagalog language and the narrow rice terraces which wind around the steep mountainsides. To the southwest. Mohammedan Moros still sail then- double rigged vintas and sea " gxpsies " di e for pearls from the narrow boats in which they live. As in most tropical countries, the Philippines has an agrienltmal economy, and most of the population lives in small villages and nn-al areas. As with manv people the world o er who live close to the soil, the old ways are the best ways, and the water buffalo is preferable to a machine. Day to Day Life ■ The old ways may be revealed in the rural areas, but in the cities abound all the joys and woes of modern civilization. Gleaming, cosmopolitan Manila and the rowdy, bustling port of Olongapo at first appear to liave little in common ; but in both cities a " western way " prevails, mechanization runs rampant, and commerce is the watchword. In Olongapo we discovered that abstract art is old-hat to the Jeepney drivers and that we were push-o ers for the smiles of Filipinas of all ages. We discovered also that the water sports to be enjoyed in Subic Bay and at Grande Islande are second to none. MO A Contempory Miracle ■ Hong Kong reminded us of a kaleidoscope. There, no matter how often we turned or in what direction, our next view was completely different and cfjiiallv rewarding. Full of workday miracles, the greatest miracle is that Hong Kong exists at all. Terrifyingly close to Red China, this British Crown Colony has never had enough of the good things-land, water, health, security, or money- but always a surplus of the bad ones-wars, typhoons, epidemics, opium, heroin, crime and corruption. Yet it has outlived a thousand prophecies of its imminent doom. Hong Kong is one of the most contradictory and baffling places in the contemporary world-a magnificent port and a teeming slum ; a bargain hunters paradise and a nest of s indlcrs ; a place of marginal farmlands and superlative farmers, efficient and orderly, sly and corrupt. ' C •■■ t i Hong Kong ' ' s People ■ We slmll ;il a s rememher Hong Kong as the in- li ii ' uiin ' tit ' of lights — the haihorusre of quick-tailored suits, floating restaurants, laddered streets, boisterous shops, and Mar Son ' s garliage ser ice. But even more deepK ingrained is the ision of Hong Kong ' s people. Dwelling between the flaws of a tiger, they are fully aware of the spot they ' re on but apparently not at all dismaved. Thev are too busy selling, moving, finding the next meal. Tlu live everywhere — on the sides of hills, on rooftops, and even on the water. The hub- bub generated 1) ' these teeming millions is tremendous, and e er da resembles Grand Central Station during rush hour. 143 f Australia I I ■fc- ? • • • |i " " ' Q.53 • . • ' ■ • - -_ «L . ' — ' J- ,5 : ! - -••-S lii . m 1 l« li 1 Is 1 1 1 A Warm Welcome ■ Manv know Australia only as the " down under " continent cif kangaroos. Koalas, and Kookaburras, but we in Arlington know Australia for the friendliness of its people. The reception lor till ' officers anil crew and the warmth displayed by the residents of S dne far sinpassed om- expectations. Many crew nieinbers were invited to stay in the homes of individual Aus- tralian families, and probably no man on board has an accurate count of the parties and receptions we attended. Never has an port made us feel so c-leome ; we can onlv hope that we impressed the Australians as much as the ' impressed us. yew I 1 I I Scenery and Recredtion H For the Arlington s;iilor, recreation and scenerv in Australia was curif)nsl eenteretl aronnd the same entit ' — girls. Need more he said ? W ' c did. how e er, ta ' e time out to ohser c Syiide ' s fine harbor and graeefnl bridges, to sun on lier nian beaches, and to enjov ourselves in sliops, restaurants, and pid)s. Girls Gifts T a I w a n " J ' JW 1 •50 Beautiful Island ■ Ilha Formosa, or " beautiful island, " Portuguese discoverers called Taiwan in 1517. Like a floating leaf, it lies 100 miles off the Communist mainland. Toda ' Taiwan is the stronghold refuge for Chiang Kai-shek, the Republic of China Government, and the artistic and cultural heritage of pre-C:ommunist China. The casual visitor to Taipan is likely to see little but the fine highway between C:hilvmg and Taipei or the modern port of Kaohsiung, and he is usually surprised that the roadside and port scenery is remarkably like that of the United States. But for the stout of heart exists the spectacular East Coast Highway which gashes cliffsides along the 240 miles of rugged mountains walling of the dramatic heights of the east coast from the fertile plain of the west. And where in the United States could one find good-luck flags flying on bamboo staffs beneath the national colors of new fishing boats or aboriginal fishermen setting out on bamboo rafts with dip nets poised on the bows? The maidens of Taiwan are also distinctively and exotically oriental, as are the frequent religious festivals, restaurant fare, and the swirling contours of terraced rice paddies of the northern and western sections. 151 Crossroads of the Pacific I Diamond Head is a green-tiered liackdrop for ]iite sands and atinamarine surf ; a gentle breeze props lazy palms ; the streets are a mo ing abstract ot Haslu aloha shirts and How ing minnnnns ; the girls on the beach arc bron cti and bcantitiil. These scenes frame our mcmoiii ' s of W ' aikiki and Hawaii. The id llic and legt ' ndarv Pohncsia that was Hawaii exists now niaiiiK in the night clubs and the decor of W ' aikiki hotels, but intrusion of Western culture has done little to undermine the eas ' pace and friendK ' , relaxed atmosphere that characterize the Hawaiian setting. Hawaii is no longer a small archipeligo supported by the Navv and the pineapple trade ; it is a Pacific crossroads ; the international tourist has found it out ; Hawaii is a full-fledged member of the Union, a diversified area which shouts its niodcrnit to the woild. H t » -fci V- . ..,: m 156 I Printed in Japon by: Daito Art Printing Co., Ltd. 19, 2-chome, Shintomi.cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo i _ rily as a memory guide to facet- a tcindo ic into the not so distant past through trhich ire ran see valued friends, respected ac- quaintances, and the camaraderie sharetl in distant places. The glimpse of the composite faces of 1968 should help us to remember Arlington as far more than a large metal machine, but instead, as a team of a thousand men tcith all the complexities and interrelationships which are neces- sary to such a group. Anil since tee hare learned the importance of unity among the men u-ho sail great ships, ire do not mean to underntine the importance of that unity by of necessity having to divide this booh into sections. Neither the cruise nor the ship can be so divided. Me knotv. We have lived, ivorked, played too closely ever completely to forget. So here behind the faces of this book are the memories, the ex- periences, ami the emotions stemm- ing from many months at sea for a thousand men. ' . n —•i znaosahiK

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