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USS ELLIOT ESTPAC 1991-92 USS ELLIOT DD-967 ii PRIDE INSIDE " USS ELLIOT DD-967, a Spruance-class destroyer, is one of the world ' s most modern warships possessing advanced propulsion systerhs, fully integrated combat systems and crew habitability not usually found aboard destroyers. Commissioned in 1977, ELLIOT is home- ported in San Diego, California. Designed and built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi, ELLIOT is a member of the first major class of surface combatant in the U.S. Navy to be powered by gas turbine engines. Four General Electric LM-2500 engines, marine versions of those used on DC- 10 and C-5A aircraft, drive the ship at speeds in excess of 30 knots. Twin reversible pitch propellers provide ELLIOT with a degree of maneuver- ability unique among warships of her size. A highly versatile multi-mission destroyer, ELLIOT has a primary mission of operating in an Anti-Submarine and Strike Warfare role. ELLIOT is capable of indepen- dent operations or, in company with an Amphibious or Carrier Task Forces. ELLIOT ' S overall length is 563 feet and displaces 8,900 tons when fully loaded. ELLIOT is one of the most powerful and advanced platforms in the Navy ' s arsenal. ELLIOT ' S ASW suite, the most modern underwater and fire control systems developed, is fully integrated into a digital Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS), providing the ship with faster and more accurate processing of target information. Integration of the ship ' s digital gun and missile fire control systems into the NTDS allows quick reaction in the performance of ELLIOT ' S other primary " mission areas such as Anti-Sur- face Warfare, Anti-Air Warfare and Naval Gunfire Sup- port. The ship ' s weapon systems include the new MK4I Vertical Launch System (VLS) which can carry and fire TOMAHAWK land-attack and anti-ship cruise missiles, HARPOON anti-ship cruise missiles, NATO SEA SPAR- ROW anti-air missiles, the shoulder-fired STINGER anti-air missile system, two MK45 127mm (5-inch) lightweight dual-purpose guns, two 25mm Bushmasters guns, two 20mm Vulcan Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (ciws), four 12.7mm (.50 caliber) machine guns and two triple MK32 torpedo tubes. A LAMPS MK-III SH-60B heli- copter is embarked on ELLIOT to provide long-range reconnaissance and targeting data. The helo is capable of carrying and launching two MK46 anti-submarine torpe- does and, carries one 7.62mm M-60 light machine gun. Space, weight and electrical power reservations have been built into the ship ' s design to allow for the addition of future weapon systems and enable ELLIOT to keep abreast of state-of-the-art weapon technology, ensuring ELLIOT ' S longevity well into the 2 1st Century. Crew comfort and habitability are an integral part of ELLIOT ' S design. Berthing compartments are spacious and, the ship is equipped with amenities not usually found aboard destroyers, including a crew library, class- room, photo hobby shop and weight room. Automated weapons and engineering systems permit operation of the ship, the size of a World War II light cruiser, with a crew of 37 Officers, 34 Chief Petty Officers and 320 E-6 and below enlisted personnel. ELLIOT ' S decorations include two Battle " E " Awards, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Humani- tarian Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Rib- bon with one silver and one bronze star. ELLIOT was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation in 1984 for her search efforts in support of the Korean Airlines Flight 007 which was shot down off the coast of the Soviet Union. ELLIOT was the first U.S. Navy warship to arrive on-scene. In 1987, ELLIOT was awarded a second Meritorious Unit Commendation for operations in support of exercise Kernal Potlatch 87-1, requiring pro- longed extreme cold weather operations in the Northern Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. ELLIOT is the first Spruance-class destroyer to be named after a Vietnam War hero. Lieutenant Commander Arthur James Elliot II, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Elliot of Thomaston, Maine, was born 9 April 1933. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Gorham State Teachers College in Gorham, Maine, in 1955. In June 1 956 he entered the Navy Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an Ensign in the Naval Reserve in October of that year. He then served successive sea duty tours in USS LYMAN K. SWENSON DD-729 and USS LITTLE ROCK CLG-4. In 1962 Lieutenant Com- mander Elliot was assigned as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Naval Service Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Upon completion of that tour, he reported aboard USS JOHN KING DDG-3 for duty as the Operations Offi- cer. In December 1967, Lieutenant Commander Elliot vol- unteered for duty in Vietnam, where he served as Com- manding Officer of PBR SQUADRON 57, operating in the Mekong Delta. Under his command, his squadron of river patrol boats achieved an outstanding combat record against the enemy, taking part in several major riverine operations. On 29 December 1968, Lieutenant Com- mander Elliot was killed in action while leading his squadron in a riverine interdiction mission. Lieutenant Commander Elliot ' s awards include the Legion of Merit Medal, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm, the National Order of Vietnam (5th Class), and the Vietnam Cam- paign Ribbon. ELLIOT ' S Coat of Arms serves as a heraldic remem- brance of the ship ' s namesake. Lieutenant Commander Elliot. The red, white and blue partitions of the shield are patterned after the insignia of Lieutenant Commander Elliot ' s PBR SQUADRON 57. Red is the heraldic symbol of courage, zeal and leadership; white symbolizes integri- ty; blue represents devotion and perseverance. The unsheathed sword is symbolic of command and, its posi- tion on the shield, pointed downward, is significant of death in combat. The crest, composed of a mainmast and mainsail, sym- bolizes the Elliot family ' s long association with the nauti- cal heritage of their native state of Maine. Generations of the family engaged in shipbuilding and sailing trades, including Lieutenant Commander Elliot ' s paternal grand- father and namesake, Arthur James Elliot, whose ship- building firm launched the last five-masted schooner ever built. The pine tree emblazoned on the sail is the symbol of the state of Maine. The ship ' s motto, " Courage, Honor, Integrity, " is rep- resentative of those values which characterized Lieu- tenant Commander Elliot throughout his Naval career. The motto serves as both a guide and an inspiration for the men and officers who will serve aboard USS ELLIOT throughout her commissioned life. PHOTOS. ABOVE: ELLIOT prior to " make over " before deployment. ABOVE RIGHT AND CENTER; Original USS ELLIOT DD-146. as seen in-port Shang- hai. China. 4 July 1920 and. at-sea circa 1930. A Wickes-Class destroyer. DD- 146 was built between 191 7-1919 and was one of 267 DD ' s mass-produced by the United States during World War I. They were known as " Fushdeckers " or " Fourstackers " to that generation of Navy men. DD-146 was armed with four 4- inch guns, one 3-inch anti-aircraft gun and twelve 2 I -inch torpedo tubes. She was capable of speeds up to 36 knots. RIGHT: Current configuration of ELLIOT, conducting underway refueling from USNS PECOS T-AO-197 with USS ROBERT E. PEARY FF-107 3. somewhere in the North Arabian Gulf. COMMANDING OFFICER CDR DALLAS G. WILFONG, Commander Dallas G. Wilfong, III is a native of Char- lottesville, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia in June 1972, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and regular commission through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps. Commander Wilfong ' s initial sea duty assignment was to USS DALE DLG-19, where he served as Combat Information Center Officer. Upon completion of the Destroyer Department Head Course in February 1979, Commander Wilfong ' s sea duty billets included USS SOMERS DDG-4, USS HALSEY CG-23, Combat Systems Officer for Cruiser Destroyer Group FIVE and Executive Officer in USS CALLAGHAN DDG-994. Commander Wilfong ' s first shore tour was as Naviga- tion Instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy. He attended George Washington University where he received a Mas- ter of Science Degree in Information Systems. Before reporting to USS ELLIOT DD-967, Commander Wil- fong was assigned to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as Program Coordinator for the USS ARLEIGH BURKE DDG-5 I and AEGIS Shipbuilding Programs, and subsequently as a financial analyst in the Office of Program Appraisal. He graduated from the National War College at Washington, DC in June 1 990. Commander Wilfong ' " s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, and the Navy Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars. Commander Wilfong is married to the former Mary Jane Heilman. The Wilfong ' s reside in San Diego and have three children, Dallas, Caryn and Terril. Lieutenant Commander Patrick D. Myers is a native of Hillsboro, Oregon. He graduated from Notre Dame Uni- versity in June 1977 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He was commissioned as an Ensign through the Naval Reserve Training Corps later that same year. Lieutenant Commander Myers served his initial sea duty in USS IMPLICIT )VISO-455 as Mine Counter Measures Officer and Executive Officer. Subsequent sea tours have included Weapon Systems Officer onboard USS JOUETT CG-29 and. Combat Systems Officer in USS LEFTWICH DD-984. Lieutenant Commander Myers attended the U.S. Navy Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research in 1985. He later served at the Pentagon Office of the Secretary of Defense for Program Analysis and Evaluation as Cost System Analyst. Lieutenant Commander Myers ' decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commen- dation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal with two Gold Stars. Lieutenant Commander Myers is married to the former Nancy E. Piontkowski. The Myers ' have three sons, Dominic, Sean and Aaron, and reside in San Diego, Cali- fornia. EXECUTIVE OFFICER LCDR PATRICK D. MYERS EXECUTIVE OFFICER LCDR RITCHIE H. BELSER Lieutenant Commander Ritchie H. Belser III is a native of San Bernardino, California. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in June 1977 with a Bache- lor of Arts Degree in Journalism. He was commissioned as an Ensign through the Newport, Rhode Island, Officer Candidate School in May 1979. Lieutenant Commander Belser served his initial sea tour in USS ILLUSIVE MSO-448 as the Engineering Officer. Subsequent sea tours have included Gunnery and Missiles Officer onboard USS GALLERY FFG-26, Operations Officer onboard USS BENJAMIN STOD- DERT DDG-22 and, another tour as Operations Offi- cer onboard USS GRIDLEY CG-2 I . Lieutenant Commander Belser attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, to learn basic German in 1984-1985, before taking part in the U.S. Navy ' s Personnel Exchange Program with the Federal Republic of German Navy, serving with the Flotille Der Minenstreitkrafte between 1985-1987. Lieutenant Commander Belser ' s personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal with one Gold Star and the Expert Pistol Shot Medal. Lieutenant Commander Belser is married to the former Birgit Von Echten. They reside in San Diego, California. COMMAND MASTER CHIEF FCCM(SW) EDWARD M. MAKI FCCM(SW) Edward M. Maki is a native of Biw abik, Minnesota. Following graduation from Aurora Hoyt Lakes High School in Aurora, Minnesota he enlisted in the Navy in 1 960. Master Chief Maki attended Recruit Training in San Diego, California, and went on to Firecontrol " A " and " C " schools until June 1961. His initial sea tour was in USS JOHN R. PIERCE DD-753, until September 1963 when he separated from active duty. He joined the Naval Reserves in July 1968 in Min- neapolis, Minnesota, and drilled with them until July 1969 when he graduated from the University of Min- nesota with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Science Edu- cation. He continued with the Reserves in Portland, Ore- gon, where he taught secondary science from 1 969 to 1971. He completed graduate school at Oregon State University with a Master of Science Degree in Science Education in July 1972. Master Chief Maki returned to active duty in Septem- ber 1972 and has had the following assignments: USS NIAGARA FALLS AFS-3, USS JOUETT CG-29. SSC NTC San Diego, California, as LMT instructor, USS COOK FF-1083, FTG San Diego and FTC San Diego. His awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Award (3), the Bat- tle " E " Award, the Good Conduct Medal (5), the Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Expedi- tionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (5), the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Marksman Rifleman Ribbon and the Expert Pistol Shot Medal. FCCM(SW) Maki is married to the former Lois A. Christopherson of Stoughton, Wisconsin. The Maki ' s have three daughters, Erika, Jessica and Michelle, and reside in San Diego, California. He is pictured below as a young Seaman Recruit (far left), along with his brothers, from a photo taken in the early I940 ' s. COMDESRON SEVENTEEN CAPT RICHARD K. FARRELL Captain Farrell is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned in June 1 966. His initial assignment was in USS EATON DD-5 10, as Main Propulsion Assistant and Assistant Navigator. Later sea tours includ- ed USS MITSCHER DDG-35, USS COCHRANE DDG-2 1, USS ENGLAND CG-22 and command of USS BERKELEY DDG- 1 5. He assumed command ' of DESTROYER SQUADRON SEV- ENTEEN in January 1990. On 2 August 1990, COMDESRON SEV- ENTEEN staff was the first unit ordered to the Arabian Gulf for OPERATION DESERT SHIELD. Captain Farrell assumed tactical con- trol of the then seven ships assigned and conducted maritime defen- sive operations in the Arabian Gulf, in cooperation with the navies of Gulf littoral and allied nations. Ashore, Captain Farrell served with the Naval Advisory Group, Republic of Vietnam; as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy; In the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (J3); the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations; and the staff of Commander Naval Surface Group, Western Pacific. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and of the National War College. Captain Farrell ' s decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal and various unit, campaign and foreign awards. Captain Farrell is married to the former Mary Ann Gennaro of Lau- rel Springs, New Jersey. The Farrell ' s have one daughter, Judith Marie. 10 1 DESRON I 7 STAFF ABOVE. STANDING, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT; LCDR " Big Al " Haflich. LCDR King, Chief of Staff CDR Selecman, CAPT Farrell and Chaplin Ellis. SITTING: LT Seeley and LT Murray. BELOW. STANDING: YNC(SW) Fortin. OSC(SW) Devereaux, RMCS(SW) Cornelsen, MHCS(SW) Cook and STGC(SW) Dyas. SIHING: RPI(SW) Lines and MSI(SW) Melindo. DEPARTMENT HEADS LCDR Clifford - OPERATIONS LT Borrebach ■ SUPPLY LT Dudley - NAVIGATION ir HR - ' ' % 1 i Jfltt LCDR Lumme - OIC AIR DETACHMENT FIVE LT Rhoades - ENGINEERING LT Williams - ENGINEERING LT Mellon - COMBAT SYSTEMS LT Sweeney - COMBAT SYSTEMS DEPARTURE PREPARATIONS Prior to departure for WESTPAC 91-92, LLIOT underwent a " make-over " of sorts. LLIOT was transformed into a " stealth strike estroyer " with the addition of a rubber coating lat cut down her radar cross-section and paint- d with a Middle East grey paint scheme that ould make her harder to see. 1 DEPENDENTS CRUISE On 26 July. ELLIOT hosted the traditional predeployment Depend- ents Cruise. Over 200 lamily members and friends embarked on ELLIOT for a day at-sea. Some brought lawn chairs and just enjoyed the warm southern California breezes, while others brought children with questions and curiosity that seemed boundless. Family members had the opportunity to see their husbands, sons and brothers in action and get a feel what they would be doing while on deployment overseas. Supply Departm ent provided a typically superb flight deck cookout for all to enjoy. The crew also had the chance to show off their finely tuned skills in their respective areas of expertise. ELLIOT ' S " Pride Inside " was really evident that day. UNDERWAY - SHIFT COLORS ELLIOT departed from Naval Station San Diego. Pier 7. on 31 July, thus beginning the long odyssey of the crew members of the mighty ELLIOT. Say- ing " Goodbye " to loved ones is always difficult, but especially so if sailing off to the great unknown of faraway, potentially dangerous waters. ELLIOT fami- ly members and friends braved the rain to wish all the men of ELLIOT a fond and tearful " Bon Voyage. " OFF-WORK, LIFE AT-SEA 18 PHILIPPINES UNDERWAY REPLENISHMENT r ' ' 1 ' ' fT ' BjL. -—- U i K t K B t Kk ' 1 r— " J Bi Bk J B I 1 ieg P t Jg li 7 1 ■ fc i wl 1 : r ts I- 1 n j H w h: H Sk I HEi fl B liitMi li s « r ' Jl T JJ .- " K ll«fe Mm uf m ' ' V l Replenishment al-sea is the means by which ELLIOT was able to receive fuel, muni- tions, supplies, soda, food and in some cases, mail. It is the lifeline that enables the U.S. Navy to project power afloat far from our nation ' s territorial home waters. Nearly every- one got involved, from pulling on the lines, manning the rigs, acting as safety observer, to being on a working party to stow the goods down below. THAILAND FLIGHT QUARTERS If PIT STOP SINGAPORE BAHRAIN PROJECT HANDCLASP During ELLIOT ' S port visit to Phuket, Thailand. 20 crew members participated in Operation Project Hand- clasp. ELLIOT turned over elementary school books, medical supplies, food and six skate boards to the needy children at the Phibul Sawat School in Phuket on 30 August. The CO attended the distribution ceremony and spoke on U.S. -Thai relations to a crowd of over 200 people that included local community officials, press and U.S. Embassy representatives. Following the distribu- tion. ELLIOT personnel mingled with the children and showed a few daring young Thai boys how to ride the skate boards. Helping out were ENS Julian, ISC(SW) Diaz. FCCM(SW) Maki, STGC(SW) Connors. FCC(SW) Wimmer. DCC(SW) Rudolph. GSMC(SW) Asaro, ETC(SW) Reynolds. SKC De guzman, FC I Tucker, CTRI(SW) Perez, YNC(SW) Hunt, FCI(SW) Morris, ET2 Queen, EM2 Crangle, 0S2 Johnson, FC3 Herring. ET3 Ellis and HM I Anjola. The Project Handclasp event was a great success and ELLIOT enjoyed the opportunity to support this valuable and important people-to-people exchange. 4 I AL-NOOR HANDICAP SCHOOL Al-Noor Training Ccnlre tor Handicapped Children £ While stopping for liberty in Dubai. UAE. 12 ELLIOT and Staff crew members took time out to visit the AINoor Training Center for Handicapped Children on 23 September. ELLIOT and Staff personnel toured the school, got to know and play basketball with the children, brightening everyone ' s day. Participants included Chaplin Ellis. FCCM(SW) Maki. HMCS(SW) Cook. ISC(SW) Diaz. SMC(SW) Coladonato. EMC Portu- gal, CTT2(SW) Harrison. IC2 Romley. ET2 Beckman. ET3 Savone, ET3 Ellis and SA Billow. " Wm jt - ' ' ' ' V mil l l DUBAI -t i .i . " :C35iV r-» --- - " POSTAL SERVICE C5 PCI Delos Santos is ELLIOT ' S Postal Clerk, providing the ship a most valuable service - MAIL. Any word from loved ones back home can. and usually does, brighten a sailor ' s day. Mall is so precious, men will queue up long before " Mail Call " is actually passed over the IMC. PCI " Del " is always busy, either sorting out ELLIOT ' S mail, selling money orders or dodging the inevitable question. " Where " s my mail? " SHIP ' S OFFICE Nn Hill MR I (SW) Ames receives a " complimentary " shot. SICK BAY JUMBLED, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) AW2(AU ' ) Tatman. ET3 Savone and AW3(AW) Abell. Corpsmen HMI(SW) Anjola. HMSN Billow and HM2(SW) Broughton. V 1- SIGNAL SHACK QUARTER MASTERS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: QMS ' Dapper Dave " Patton. QM3 Manning. LT Dudley. QMSA Babers. QMSA Osman and QMC(SW) " Karl Maldon " Marsden. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: LT Grady. LT Emmert, LT Woods. DET FIVE OIC: LCDR Lumme and LT Latrash. HSL-FORTY NINE (DET FIVE) te-«ag - " •--•. ' ■fc iiatwEesM H . ' - 1 . 2- " « ■ J pJlii ill ROM LEFT TO RIGHT: AW2(AW) Tatman. AMHI(AW) Russell. kW3(AW) Donovon. AT2(AW) Tverberg. AW3(AW) Abell. VTC(AW) Endy. AMSC(AW) Krasko, AZ3(AW) Dutton. AE2(AW) larree, ADAN Stoner, AD I (AW) Millena, AEAN Brooks and WISAN Adams. L. MASTER-AT-ARMS FORCE FLYING SQUAD BACK ROW. FROM LEFT TO t RIGHT: CTRI(SW) Perez. CTM2 ' Rovendro. TM I MacCheyne. ET2 Queen. EW2 Severson. CTA3 Outlaw. C2 Christman and ( CTRC Hammand. FRONT ROW: ; IC2 Romley. ET2 Allain and BM3 Lindley. BACK ROW. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: PC2 Curry. HTFA King. DCI(SW) Barnett. HU Maguire. PCC(SW) Rudolph. DC3 Swearingen. DCFA Masia. HTI Crow. PCFN Drummond. EM2 Crangle. EMI Tugade. DC2 Meyers and PC I (SW) Lent. FRONT ROW: MRI(SW) Ames. PC: Luetlie. HTFN Alexander. PC3 Giordano and HTFA Pearsall. STINGER DETACHMENT FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: SA Weipperl. SA " Pevil Dog ' Devinney. 0MG2(SW) Stewarl and SA Ivall VISIT BOARD, SEARCH AND SEIZURE TEAM BACK ROW. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: FCil Wyalt. FC3 Smellnirsl. ET2 Kr.nis. GMC(SW) OBannon. fCi " Blade Runner " Alberlson and FC2 PIckey. FRONT ROW: XO. LCDR Myers. GSM I Deadman. ISC(SW) Dia: and SMC(SW) " Sicilian " Colado- nalo DC HT SHOP STANDING, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: DC2 Giordano. DC2 Curry. HT2(SW AW) Maguire. FA King. HTI Crow, HTFA Pearsall, DC2 Meyers, DCFN " Cucamonga Kid " Drummond and DCC(SW) Rudolph. KNEELING: DCI(SW) Barnett, MRI(SW) Ames, DCi Swearingen. HTFN Alexander. HT2 Leuthe, DCFN Masia and DC I (SW) Lent. ENS Pat Ryan. DCA. and DCFN Masia A-GANG ENS Humphrey watches A Gang Officer, ENS Dave " Bull " Haas sign a tag sheet. III SJ M T NDING. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ENCS(SW) Elorde. EN2 Quainton. EN3 Stites. EN2 " Valo " riiiijo. EN3 Humphrey and ENI(SW) James. KNEELING; FA Wood. ENFA Ventura-Reyes and EN3 angramuyen. ELECTRICIAN ' S MATES ( fi JUMBLED. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: EMC PortugaL EM2(SW) Hawkins. ENS Bernaldo. EMFN Prica. EMCS(SW) Guinto and EM2(SW) Crangle. nnnr yyyii r. OIL LAB STANDING. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: GSE3 Met- zger. GSM3 Salanga, GSMFN Benavidas and ENI(SW) Torres, KNEELING: FN Welch and GSEC(SW) Cook. The MPA. LTjg Matt Bishop, calls about a " trival ' alarm in CCS. rnnr J t. TT GSM ' S I MER - STANDING. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT; GSMFA Jacobs. GSMFA Brown. FN Coutee. GSMI(SW) Ross. GSMC(SW) Hop- kins. FA Slate and GSM I Havers. KNEEL- ING: GSM2 Dye. GSMFN Kistber and GSM2 Jones. I, ■ ■ ■ r ,T T Hi GSE ' S STANDING. BACK ROW. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: GSE2 Nordman, GSE3 Meyer. GSE3 Morrill and GSEC(SW) Asaro. LEANING. FRONT ROW: GSE2 Bennet and GSE2 Lomibao. ABOVE: Engineering Department Yeoman YN3 Mor ris. The 1 000 mile long OPPE stare! 48 RADIO JUMBLED, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: RM3 Quinones. RMSN Sene. RMSN Todd, SN Scott, RM2 Prow- ell. RMSN " Gippy " Gipson, RM2 Johnson. RMSN Smith, RMSN Deck, RMSN Beckham. RMSN Eschberger. RMSN Webb and RMC(SW) Milton. fig Scott Christopher catches RM I Lesage trying to escape. LTjg Glenn Hancock, COMMO. phones home. 9 r ft OZOI X STANDING. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: OUTBOARD II Division Chief ISC(SW AW) Diaz. CTT2(SW) Strayhom. SR Jur- cyzk. CTT2(SW) Harrison. CTR2 Erhard. CTM2 Whitaker. CT03 Johnson, CTOI Feath. CTTSN " Skully " Meloy. CTRI (SW AW) Perez. CTR3(SW) Neu. CTR2 " Gizmo " Turner and LT Stagers. KNEELING: CTR3 Harvey, CTRSN " Python " Tallman. CTM2 " Stinky " Rovendro. CTA2 Outlaw and CT02 Woitalla. jil f i. V j jp flpf CIC STANDING, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: OSC Mulloy. 0S3 Svendson. OSSN Haiden. OSSN Barker, OSI(SW) McMiller, OSSA Seed, 0S3 Waller. 0S3 Huffman and LTjg Ivener. KNEELING: OSSN Auderer, 0S2 Ogilive, 0S2 John- son. 0S3 Driscoll and OSSN Guntle. C5 6 LTjg Ivener realizes he ' s not in Iowa anymore. § I £f 2 l« ;2 STANDING. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: OSC Mulloy. 0S2 Francis. 0S3 Ron- deau. OSI(SW) Reed, LPO OSI(SW) Bis- son. OS I Smith. OSSA Nance. LTjg Iven- er and OS! Roberts. KNEELING: 0S2 Wanner. 0S3 Novrit. OSS Sauls and OSS Dominguez. LOUNGING: OSS Ayers. BOATSWAIN ' S MATES STANDING. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: LT Hamn- er. SN Martinez. BM I Waelty. BM2 Johnson, BM3 Johnson. BM3 Young. BM3 Vargas. SN Case. BM3 Regalado and BMC(SW) Mallari. KNEELING: SR Campbell. BM2 Rogers. BM2 Lindley. BM3 " I can ' t decide what to color my hair next " Knight. SN Romo and BM3 Young. LT Frank " Kilroy " Hamner hangs out STANDING. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: LT Hamner. SN Shelton. SR Mcintosh, SR Roebuck. SA Miller. SN Brooks. SN Atkins. SR Edwards. SN McDaniel. SN Eberhart. SN Ingerson. SR Galloway and BMC(SW) Mal- lari. KNEELING; SR Cordes. SR Francis. BMSN Garcia, SN Moore. SA Noviski and BM3 " Sulu ' Motus 55 WARDROOM PICKS 1 " j CLOCKWISE: LT Ghate. LT Frank Hamner, LTjg Pat Ryan. LT Craig Dudley (L) and LTjg Rich Giacin (r). ENS Brian " LDO " Julian. CENTER: LTjg Scott ■? " Christopher. ABOVE: RTC San Diego Chaplin Vieira rode ELLIOT back from the Philippines to HawaiiJ to help the crew with returning home. MK-86 GFCS TOMAHAWK SEND ONLY THE VERY BEST! Jeffers and Craigie " conduct " PMS SEASPARROW HARPOON LT Sweeney and FCCM{SW) Ferguson watch a missile be ing loaded. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ETC(5W) Reynolds. ET2(SW) Queen. (Hidden Man - ET3 Savone). ET3 Washburn. ET2 Beck- man. ET3 Swainson. ET2(SW) Allain. ET2 Kraus. ET3 Sims. ET3(SW) Phillips. ETI Dunkleberg and ET3 " Mad Dog " Madigan. sNER COMMUNICATIONS. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ICI(SW) Booker. ICFN Felix, ICFR ?hnson. ICFN Davis. ICFN Mitzlaff and IC2 Romley. ET3 Savone (no longer hidden). ASW STANDING. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: STGC(SW) Vandenbussche. STG2(SW) Peters. TM I MacCheynhe. STGSN Ward. STGI Altop. STG3 Krueger, STG3 Young and STGC(SW) Connors. KNEELING: STGSN(SW) Cook. STGI Surratt. STGSN Cottrill. STG ■Dimi " Holden. STG3(SW) Ferguson. STG3(SW) Dave and TMSN Novakowski. SIT- TING: STG3 Diamond. STG3 Ellis. STG3 DeBella. STG I Cyphers. STG3 Betsch. STG I Paulino and STGSN Silva. % GUNNER ' S MATES GUNS Geez, Chief ' s gonna kill me when he sees this! I. ARABIAN NIGHTS ARABIAN GULF OPERATIONS While operating In the Arabian Gulf, the enemy were the forces of Fatigue. Boredom. Tedium and Monotony. It was diffi- cult to maintain the necessary constant vigilance and alertness, but the crew of the mighty ELLIOT was up to the task. Still ... Diversions were few. although quite welcome. They came in var- ied forms, some a bit gruesome. These distractions to the daily dullness of Gulf operations included escort trips into a Kuwaiti harbor, witnessing the oily, blackened skies from the still burn- ing oil wells; bombed-out Iraqi off-shore oil platforms, leaking crude oil into the sea; the myriad of Dhows, sailing vessels dat- ing back to Sinbad; wrecked and sunken ships, grim reminders of the recent Gulf War; a floating dead body, a hapless fisher- man drowned at-sea; or perhaps engaging in surveillance of the Islamic Iranian Navy, a small, but viable fleet to watch and beware of. Oh yes. the continuous mine watch, ever on the look for the silent deadly dealer of death from just below the waters surface. . - 66 [ 1 IRJ KS zM . 3Stt» . :r ABU DHABI t«l 1 I I si .« v il OF OMAN L vJ!- , 1 liVas alerted to the presence of a drifting mine offlBFtll t of Kijwait.l jpg b wi Ja vered by the French Electronics Rese f Ship BE rt . , ' EtLJj was advised that BERRV had sighted a " floating mife oJTjed " I Jnm off Kuwait ' s Mina Al Ahniadi, a major Kuwaiti sJiipwfjgjJbl ELLIOT then proceeded to the re of the rejiorted object itwfstigjrft ♦-«• | ntemational maritime shipping vessels oi the threat, . . ' ' l T ' s emliarked Red Stinger lOJ helo sighted what turned out tt i-made Llli5 J4! mooreii contact mine that had eviden tJ fl j f Its moorinyand drifted south. The LUGM-14? has a flatVffwll» ' shape with three cjjemical horns ttsed to trigger its explosive, EOr Mobile Unit One. ' Di ' Ironv-Bahrain. Red Slingei ' , 102 QjfffiWig EOD personnel t l " i,if Less than 4 hourSijatfer detonated as ELL)ei( e | n]fi , le «i«a»t of the water . . t war explosion signaled the disposal ofthe l! 83nd mine sincV; " •jng oper jonS: ega« 111 the Arabian GufI as team members were flo »n iiiWcalJed to action, inserting and L plcl?ive ' j e ices to the mine covered, the tU M-; ■ ' I ' lllf ' « part of OiM-atiori ' ii li •« i iv r. [ ■ f I ' t. " ' .:- , ' ■ Ti •tA.r CROSSING THE LINE On 16 December 1991. ELLIOT entered the realm of King Neplune. crossing the equator. To honor this special event. ELLIOT celebrated in the time-honored fashion with the traditional Wog Queen and Wog Dog contest, followed up with the initiation ol all slimy wogs into the domain of Nep- tunus Rex and Davy Jones. Trusty Shellbacks held sway over the lives (lor a brief time) of the worth- ii HUMP DAY ' ' FESTIVITIES ELLIOT celebrated " Hump Day, " thus marking the ship ' s halfway point in the deployment, on 26 October. The day ' s events entailed well deserved relaxation and various spirited sporting competition. The fishing tournament was won by AMHI(AW) Russel for his surprising catch of a shark. CTRC Hammond won the cribbage tournament. Power lifting titles went to LTjg Christopher (flyweight). GSM2 Jones (lightweight), FN Davis (middleweight), and BM3 Johnson (heavyweight). YN2 Smith and DC2 Meyers took their respective weight classes In arm wrestling. Rope climb was topped by RM3 Jones. BM I Waelty and CTM2 Rovendro shot their way to head the darts competition. ENS Ryan and IT Steele won pipe- patching, representing the Wardroom. HM3 Broughton and SN Billow car- ried away the stretcher bearer contest for Navigation Department. HONG KONG X PiSft ' iUK- SS K , iz:; PIWIBI MIDEASTFORCE DEPLOYERS The following ships were also deployed to the Arabian Gulf as part of the U.S. Navy ' s presence in the region, making up the MIDEASTFORCE. COUNTER- CLOCKWISE: USNS Powatan-class Fleet Tug SIOUX T-ATF- 17 1, Oliver Hazard Perry-class Guided Missile Frigate STARK FFG-3 I , Avenger-class Mine Counter Measures Ship GUARDIAN MCM-5, Knox-class Frigate ROBERT E. PEARY FF-107 3, Spruance-class Destroyer ELLIOT DD-967 and Trux- tun-class Nuclear-Powered Guided Missile Cruiser TRUXTUN CGN-3 5. 78 r I 79 BRAVO ZULU USS ELLIOT The successful deployment of USS ELLIOT to this vital region of the world has contributed signilicantly to the LIS. Naval Forces Central Command ' s commitment to return peace and stability to the area. Your efforts fur- thered the goal of building a strong, participative securi- ty structure with the citizens of the Arabian Gulf ... you set the pace for operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf. Your mission was conducted with flair, supreme profes- sionalism and magnificent diligence. The ability ot USS ELLIOT to operate in this impor tant multinational environment speak volumes about your readiness, interoperability and commitment to the goal of a lasting peace in this vital region of the world. You have every right to be proud, lor you leave liehind a trademark of excellence which will be remembered by the entire U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the citizens of the Arabian Peninsula. - RADM TAYLOR COMMANDER U.S. NAVAL FORCES CENTRAL COM- MAND ELLIOT performed magnificently ... in supporting operations ii the North Arabian Gulf and as my flagship. Well done to all hands. CAPT FARRELL COMMANDER DESTROYER SOUADRON SEVENTEEN You should take great pride in your accomplishments and contribii tions in safeguarding our national interest in the Pacific and South west Asia. VADM UNRUH COMMANDER THIRD FLEET The crew ol ELLIOT has distinguished themselves in contributing to stability in the Gull region and preserving the peace. Your perfor- mance has lieen simply superb. Irom operations in support ol CENT- COM to the goodwill established during visits to Gull states and Weslpac ports. Please accept my sincere appreciation lor a job well done. All the best. - VADM ARTHUR COMMANDER SEVENTH FLEET The prolessionalisms of USS ELLIOT have made a significant anc Throughout your deployment as a member of the Mid nieaningtul contribution to our ongoing ellort to return stability ti die East Force, the performance of USS ELLIOT was the Gull region. You were equal to the task in every endeavor anc superb, meeting every challenge. While operating with established an enviable reputation tor operational excellence and com Allied Forces and on-liberty. the crew exhibited the bat readiness, utmost nrofessionalism and excelled as ambassadors of RADM REDD Allied Forces and on-liberty. the crew exhibited the bat readiness. utmost professionalism and excelled as ambassadors of RADM REDD goodwill. You can be justifiably proud of your many COMMANDER TASK FORCE I 34 accomplishments. -RADM TOBIN COMMANDER TASK FORCE 75 STANDING. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: SKC Deguzman. SKI(SW) Gale and SKSN Smiglewskl. SEATED; SKI Flemming and SKSN Moreno. KNEELING: SK2 Adinig. STOREKEEPERS MESS SPECIALISTS ABOVE. GALLEY COOKS. STANDING, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: MSSA Thompson. MSSA Fagan. MSSA Lobos, MSSN Davis, MS3 Anderson, MSSN Walker and MS2 Mickens. KNEELING: MSSN Bell. MSSN Brewster and MS2 Sampson. BELOW. WARDROOM ATTENDANTS. MS3 Anderson, ISFN Mitzlaff, ET3 Swalnson and SKSA Hobbs FOOD SERVICE ATTENDANTS. JUMBLED, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: FN Delos Santos. DCFA Eavou. SN Atkins. ICFN Felix. SR Jaeobson. OSMFA Gonzales. STG I Surratt. GSMFN Nesta. STGSN Silva and SR Buell. COOK CPOS. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: MSC(SW) Ramos. MSC(SW) Guzak and MSC(SW) Williams. DISBURSING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Thousands of good ole U.S. greenbacks, DK3 Carpenter, LTjg Giacin and DKC(SW) Flores. SHIP ' S SERVICEMEN JUMBLED. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: SH3 Lawhom, SH3 Darvail SHSN Kelley. SH2 Hahn and SHI Sagucio. X CONSTITUTION BIRTHDAY ELLIOT celebrated the 200th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution I 7 September. Ten crew members, including the old- est and youngest, representing each department, rang the ship ' s bell 20 times ■ one stroke every second beginning at 4:00 PM. The ceremo- ny took place on the signal bridge and was followed by a cake com- memorating the event. The CO shared a few words, reminding all that this great document, which we have sworn to defend and protect, has been an example to nations around the world for two hundred years. MERRY CHRISTMAS AMERICA ELLIOT recorded a Christ- mas video greeting from the Northern Arabian Gulf for broadcast over the holiday sea- son by ABC television network and the sponsors of the " Good Morning America " show. A hun an Christmas tree was formed by crew members, while .,J ' he CO said a few remarks for ' She viewers back home. MEXICAN FIESTA NIGHT Routine. One of the problems faced by sailors of any Navy is the dullness of daily routine, dayin, day-out. Time, while on patrol at sea. can seem endless. To help change the monotony of the daily grind. ELLIOT was treated to a special meal. Mexican Fiesta Night. SN Romo and several of his Hispanic shipmates spent two days preparing a dinner of authentic Mexican burritos. enchiladas, retried beans. Spanish rice, fajitas and other traditional dishes. A few Gringos also got into the fun and helped out with the, perhaps, best meal ELLIOT had experienced in a long time, a welcome respite to the daily routine. Those that pitched in included SN Romo. IT Hamner. BM3 Regalado. GMG3 Mar- tinez. GMG2 Maldanado. RM3 Quinones. GSM3 Trevino. EN I Torres, 0S3 Vasquez. BM3 Knight, GM2 Manning, BM2 Wagner, GSMFN Gonzales. ENFN Ventura-Reyes, SA Diaz, SA Miller and SMSN Weit- ekamp. WESTPAC TATTOOS Arguably the world ' s second oldest profession, early American Sailors first " discovered " tattooing during the I 9th century while on cruises to the Western Pacific and South Seas. The word tattoo is derived from the Polynesian word " tattow " , meaning knocking or striking. It was the ambition of young tribal men to cover their bodies with beautiful, deli- cate designs that they believed made them conspicu- ous in battle and attractive to women. No doubt, American Sailors may have thought so too. Today, as then, men onboard ELLIOT continue the tradi- tion. Here is but a sampling ... WESTPAC WARFARE QUALS SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER ENS Julian LT Steele ENLISTED SURFACE WARFARE SPECIALIST DCC(SW) Rudolph GSM 1 (SW) Huie YNC(SW) Fortin GMGI(SW)Melatt GSEC(SW) Asaro DS 1 (SW) Lafrance EN 1 (SW) Torres CTT2(SW) Harrison EN 1 (SW) James CTT2(SW)Strayhorn EM 1 (SW) Tugade CTR3(SW) Neu EM2(SW) Hawkins HT2(SW AW) Maguire EM2(SW)Crangle HM 1 (SW) Anjola ET2(SW) Finnel HM2(SW) Broughton ET2(SW) Queen MSI(SW)Melino ET2(SW) Allain RP 1 (SW) Lines ET3(SW) Phillips SKI(SW)Gale PC 1 (SW) Tucker STG2(SW)Vail PC 1 (SW) Taylor STG3(SW) Dave PC 1 (SW) Morris STGSN(SW) Cook IC 1 (SW) Booker YN2(SW) Barnes ENLISTED AVIATION WARFARE SPECIALIST ATC(AW) Endy ISC(SW AW) Diaz CTR I (SW AW) Wilkes CTRI(SW AW)Perez AM HI (AW) Russell PC I (SW AW) Jensen AE2(AW) Barree HT2 (SW AW) Maguire AZ2(AW) Dutton AT2(AW) Tverberg AW3(AW) Abell AW3(AW) Donovon AW2(AW)Tatman BAPTISMAL AT-SEA A DAWN OF A NEW DAY On Friday, 8 November 1 99 1 , at 0600 while operating in the Northern Arabian Gulf, ELLIOT crew members were privileged to witness a unique and rare occurrence; a Baptismal at-sea. Embarked DESRON I 7 Staff Chaplin Ellis administered the rites for MSSN Davis as dawn was breaking over the horizon. The Baptismal was a first for ELLIOT and, as such, was inspiring for those crew members in audience for the ceremony. An excerpt from Chaplin Ellis ' s remarks: " My brothers of ELLIOT, ship- board of faith, I commend to your love and care MSSN Davis as a visible sign of grace before God and ship ' s company. May he now grow in the knowledge and love of the Almighty. " Sixty-six Tigers, ranging in ages 8 to 75, embarked aboard ELLIOT at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to join the last leg of deployment. Despite rough weather and high seas, the Tigers were able to enjoy the hospitality of ELLIOT and participate in various ship-wide evolu- tions, including Signal Flag Hoist drills. Navigation training. Gun and Damage Control demonstrations and NTDS familiarization. ELLIOT also hosted a Skeet Shoot, Dart Tournament, Bingo, Ice Cream Social and the traditional Steel Beach Picnic. Many fathers, grandfathers, uncles, sons, brothers and friends were able to witness their sponsors at work and on watch, getting a taste first hand of what ELLIOT crew members go through living a life at sea. ♦1 TIGER CRUISE ' 92 " miE-diieisiiiiifiaii HOMECOMING! ' lilMII i ■ ' i 9 IH f . tJI. Ca ■ ji IWi iiitImKii " , i ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ ■H| ■ jt» mm mft ' i yiiUiii m, y hEL k, k ♦ - --T,- ' ■ Kb .-i»-.. Walsiivrth PubUshing Contpany Marceline. Missouri 64658 USA Vic Nigra. 10755 Anaheim. U Mesa. CA 92041 (619)660-8101 .. ' ..,


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