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pv i ' «5| fei- _- tim Deployment . ■ % USS FIFE fC f l. %i .. • ' 3R ' memmtmmmmmmmammimimmmmmmmmmmmimiiimmmmmmmmKmmmmmilm :■- ;• . Ka : - i 1 • «■ tts -■ --, 7..- . I H « ■ ■H KT? ' " " ' ' Tl Ifei, " S 4- - r -» ■ " - Kia iei r ' ffli ■ % _ _ ■ .J jM 91 ipr KflHItt W ' " 1 k. V £•. ' ■«»•» - " . " c? In Honor Of 2 United States Ship FIFE (DD-991) 3 Commanding Officer 4 Executive Officers 5 Deployment History 6 Timeline Crest 7 Wardroom 8 Department Heads 9 Divisions 10-41 Steel Beach 42 Tiger Cruise 43 Professional Qualifiers 44 WogDay 45 Hong Kong 46 Bali, Indonesia 47 Singapore 48 Phuket, Thailand 49 Arabian Gulf Hotspots 50 Pattaya, Thailand ■■S Homecoming 52 53 Credits 54 Published Produced by the Crewmembei of USS FIFE (DD-99 I ), 1993. T E T S Arabian Gulf H O O R O F ADMIRAL JAMES FIFE, JR. USS FIFE is named in honor of Admiral James Fife, Jr., an outstanding naval officer. He served in both World War I and World War II in submarines and surface combatants. He served in the Battleship IDAHO and the destroyers LEARY and HATFIELD from August 1923 until May 1935. During World War II Admiral Fife commanded Submarine Squad- ron 20 (under Admiral T.C. Hart) and after it was dissolved later into Submarines, Asiatic Fleet, he served as Chief of Staff to the Commander until July 1942. He served with General MacArthur as the representative of Admiral A.S. Carpenter during the Buna campaign. Admiral Fife was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for meritorious service as the Chief of Staff to Commander Submarines, Asiatic Fleet, the Air Medal (by the Army), and Gold Star in lieu of a second DSM for subsequent action in the Pacific area. During the last months of the war he served as Commander Submarines, Southwest Pacific; Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Western Aus- tralia; and Commander Task Force 71 . As a result, he was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a third DSM. From April 1947 until 1950 he commanded the Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet. This assignment was followed by duty as Assistant Chief, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Operations). His final assignment before retirement was as U.S. Naval Deputy Com- mander in Chief, Mediterranean, under Admiral Mountbatten, Royal Navy. »L t Deployment ' 92 USS FIFE (DD-99 1 ), the 29th Spruance Class destroyer built by IngalPs Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries in Pascagoula, Mississippi, joined the Pacific Fleet after commissioning in 1980. Designed with the future in mind and the capacity for growth, the ship was completely overhauled in 1 987 to add some of the most advanced systems in the U.S. Navy ' s arsenal. FIFE is powered by four General Electric LM-2500 gas turbine engines, which provide both the speed and response necessary to operate with the fastest carrier or battle group, or to operate alone quietly in search of submarines. Truly a versatile, multi-mission combatant, FIFE ' s primary missions are to operate offensively in an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), an Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW) role, and present a strike capability on land. To support her primary ASW mission, FIFE employes a state-of-the-art ASW combat system — the AN SQQ-89 Sonar Suite. The system integrates the AN SQR- 19 Tactical Towed Array Sonar, the AN SQS-53B F ull Mounted Sonar, the AN SQQ-28 Sonar Signal Processing system, and the Light Airborne Multipurpose System (LAMPS Mark III) to provide accurate submarine target classification and localization. The ASUW and shore strike capability roles are supported by the Tomahawk Weapons Systems (TWS) and the Mark 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS). FIFE also has secondary missions such as shore bombardment, Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), escort duties, and Search and Rescue (SAR). In support if these secondary missions, FIFE uses the Mark 86 Gun Fire Control System (GFCS), the NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System (NSSMS), various long and short range search radars and various sophisticated satellite communications equipment. Crew comfort and habitability are also a major consideration of FIFE ' s modern design. Berthing compartments are spacious and the ship is equipped with a crew ' s lounge, excellent weight room, ship ' s store, barber shop and site TV system that allows use of cameras and videotape for training and entertainment. The highly automated weapons and engineering systems allow FIFE to be manned by a small crew of 25 officers, 25 Chief Petty Officers, and 300 enlisted personnel. USS FIFE, one of the most modern and capable destroyers in the world, will be a formidable warship with a dedicated crew well into the next century. - - U I T E D S T A T E S I P F I F E D D 9 9 1 Ahabian Gulf A O F F I C E R COMMANDER DANIEL T. VILOTTI UNITED STATES N AVY CDR Daniel T. Vilotti was born on 31 March 1953 in St. Helena, California. A graduate of Ukiah High School in Ukiah, California, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1971. Upon graduation he reported for duty aboard USS ENGLAND (CG-22). In September of 1978, he was reassigned as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans at CINCPACFLT. Upon completion of a two year tour in Hawaii, he attended Surface Warfare Officer ' s School Department Head Course. After graduating with distinction, he reported for duty in USS DAVID R RAY (DD-971) as Engineer Officer from September of 1981 to June 1983. From July of 1983 to March 1985 he served as Weapons Officer in USS LEAHY (CG-16) and upon completion of his tour, reported for duty at the Naval Military Personnel Command. He served as a Surface Junior Officer Detailer and Sea Coordinator until August 1987. He then attended SWOS PXO Course in Newport, Rhode Island and reported as Executive Officer in USS CHANDLER (DDG-996) m January of 1988. In May 1989 he reported for duty as Flag Secretary on the Staff of Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Commander Vilotti ' s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (four awards). Meritorious Unit Commendation (two awards). Battle Efficiency Ribbon (five av. ' ards), Navy Expeditiona ry Medal, National Defense Medal (two awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and four Deployment Ribbons. BBflRTffUWrj LUmHUi ' W ' J WMIJ Hiaa Deployment ' 92 COMMANDER DAVID G. YOSHIHARA UNITED STATES NAVY CDR David G. Yoshihara was born on 6 March 1 957 on Midway Island. A graduate of Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy, gradu- ating in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering. After receiving his commission, his first tour of duty was in USS REEVES (CG-24), serving as Assistant Combat Information Center Officer and First Lieutenant. He was reas- signed next as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group ONE. Commander Yoshihara attended the Naval Postgraduate School from October 1983 to March 1 986 where he received a Master of Science degree in Operations Analysis. After completing the Surface Warfare Officer ' s School, Department Head Course, he served as Operations Officer in USS CURTS (FFG-38). Next, he served as Operations Officer in Destroyer Squadron THREE ONE. He continued on sea duty completing his most recent assignment as Executive Officer in USS FIFE (DD-991), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. Commander Yoshihara ' s awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards). _jj_ LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JAMES L. O ' KEEFE, III UNITED STATES NAVY L CDR James L. O ' Keefe III was born on 2 1 January 1 957 in Groton, Connecticut. A graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia, he entered the Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 1 979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. After receiving his commission, his first tour of duty was in USS OLDENDORF ( DD-972 ), serving as Auxiliaries Officer, Damage Control Assistant, and Anti-Submarine Weapons Officer from February 1980 until August 1983. Lieutenant Commander O ' Keefe attended the Naval Postgraduate School from August 1983 to March 1 986 where he received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Mechanical Engineer Degree. After completing the Surface Warfare Officer ' s School, Department Head Course, he served as Engineer Officer in USS LEFTWICH (DD-984) from November 1986 to May 1988. Next, he split-toured to USS VALLEY FORGE (CG-50), where he served as Engineer Officer from August 1988 to May 1 990. LCDR O ' Keefe then taught engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy from June 1990 to June 1992. Following completion of the Surface Warfare Officer ' s School, Prospective Executive Officer Course, he reported to USS FIFE (DD-99 1 ) as Executive Officer in September 1992. Lieutenant Commander O ' Keefe ' s awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards). Navy Achievement Medal, Battle Efficiency Ribbon (three awards), and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (two awards). He is a qualified Small Craft Officer as well as an Offshore Sailing Skipper. Additionally, he is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California. _•«_ E X E C U T I V E O F F I C E R S Arabian Gulf E L O Y H I S T O R Y In mid April 1 992 US S FIFE (DD-991 ) deployed as part of the INDEPENDENCE Battle Group, commencing an exciting six month deployment. FIFE conducted a solo transit of the East and South China Seas while the rest of the INDEPENDENCE Battle Group traveled to Australia for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Battle for the Coral Sea. Embarking Neptunus Rex on April 21st, the ship was cleansed of slimy pollywogs in a rousing shellback ceremony. The next three weeks would provide very enjoyable liberty stops in Bali, Indonesia, Singapore, and Phuket, Thailand. After crossing the Bay of Bengal and entering the North Arabian Sea, FIFE participated m exercise Al Hout Omani 2-92 with the British ships HMS YORK (D 98 ) and HMS BAYLEAF (A 109) and four Royal Omani patrol boats. At the conclusion of the exercise, FIFE ' s crew spent four days of well-earned liberty in Muscat, Oman. After transiting the Straits of Hormuz, FIFE began patrols as the Northern Arabian Gulf strike platform in earl y June. She also conducted shallow water Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) training with French ship FS JEAN DE VIENNE (D 643) and her embarked Lynx helicopter against a mini-mobile target (MMT). Afterwards FIFE returned to the Northern Arabian Gulf for more patrols, until a mid July port call in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She then returned to Bahrain for exercise Neon Spark 92-3, conducting joint operations with three Royal Bahraini patrol boats in the Central Arabian Gulf. During late July and early August, FIFE was inport Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates for a ship ' s maintenance availability with USS ACADIA (AD-42). Crew members made frequent trips to nearby Dubai for liberty. The rest of August was spent in the Central and Northern Arabian Gulf on strike operations patrol. A last minute port call in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates provided FIFE crew members with an opportunity to become goodwill ambassadors. The Sultan of Ras al Khaimah, the longest reigning ruler in the world, was hosted onboard FIFE for lunch and a tour of the ship. The ship was the first U.S. Navy vessel to pull into the emirate in nine years. In early September, FIFE rejoined the battle group, performing plane guard duties during Operation Southern Watch, until USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) turned over with the USS RANGER (CV-61) and then out-chopped from the Arabian Gulf on 17 September 1992. The battle group departed the USNAVCENT area of operations on September 28th with crew members looking forward to liberty in Pattaya, Thailand and Hong Kong. The highlight of the return trip back from Hong Kong, , however, was embarking 1 8 fam- ily members and friends known as " Tigers. " Although somewhat thwarted by heavy seas, the guests really enjoyed the ride to Japan. On 13 October 1992, the battle | group returned to Yokosuka Na- val Base, completing its second six I month deployment in two years. Family and loved ones gave the | crew a long awaited warm wel- come home, ltd One of the ship ' s missions is to use its helicopter assets to photograph Arabian Gulf oil terminals. Deployment " 91 April 1992 13 Helo Detachment Onload 15 Underway, enroute Bali, Indonesia 19 Easter Dinner 21 Crossing-the-Line Ceremony 23 Visit Bali, Indonesia 29 Visit Singapore May 1992 3 Visit Phuket, Thailand 14 Inchop Task Force 151.3 16 Exercise Al Hout Omani 2-92 22 Visit Muscat, Oman 23 Inchop Task Force 154 24 Transit Straits of Hormuz June 1992 13 Anchor Bahrain Bell 21 Upkeep Bahrain Father ' s Day 25 MMCM (SW) Epperson ' s Retirement Ceremony July 1992 3 Anchor Bahrain Bell 1 1 Islamic Religious Day Visit Dubai, UAE 16 E-4 Frocking Ceremony 1 8 Inport Bahrain Exercise Neon Spark 92-3 25 Jebel Ali Tender Availability August 1992 1 LAMPS det turnover to HSL 5 1 ' Warlords 26 MTT Visit 31 Visit Ras al Khaimah, UAE September 1992 16 HMC Shane ' s Initiation 26 Transit Straits of Malacca 28 Visit Pattaya, Thailand October 1992 6 Visit Hong Kong Embark Tigers 13 Arrive Yokosuka, Japan Navy ' s 217th Birthday T I E L I T, e official crest of USS FIFE is highly symbolic of the ship ' s namesake, Admiral James Fife, Jr., a great American Naval Officer. The dark blue and gold of the shield are colors which are traditionally associated with the Navy, and symbolize the sea and excellence. The shield is divided into three sections to represent the air, the surface of the sea, and the depths. The bomb burst extends into all three areas of the shield to reflect the versatility and striking power of the Spruance class destroyer. Admiral Fife was an especially distinguished submariner. The barbs on the bomb burst radiate in all directions, which refer to the ability of a submarine to attack in any direction. Thus, the bomb burst alludes to Admiral Fife ' s service, as well as symbolizing the destroyer ' s mission of anti-submarine warfare. The dolphins, old maritime symbols, represent Admiral Fife ' s outstanding career, which encompassed both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in World War I and II. They are adapted from the submarine service badges and represent Admiral Fife ' s chosen field of service as a submariner. The red torpedo alludes to his submarine command during World War II; the red color denotes his active service during war, as well as the destructive power of the torpedo. The three gold discs on the torpedo represent the three Distinguished Service Medals awarded to Admiral Fife for his exceptional service during the war. The ship ' s motto. Succession Merere Conemw meaning Endeavor to Deserve Success, appears on the gold scroll beneath the shield. tid F I F E C R E S T Arabian Gulf A D R O WARDROOM MESS Tiis Arabian Gulf cruise certainly provided a fascinating and challenging experience for the officers. One day all the Ensigns were promoted to Lieutenant (Junior Grade). Soon one Ensign found himself all alone — both the Bull (senior) and George (junior). The new Mess Treasurer also found himself thrust into an interesting new area of responsibility. A few familiar faces moved on to other stations, while some excited new faces joined. The ship deployed under two Executive Officers (XOs), and the former XO will be sorely missed. We wish you well on your next duty stop, and offer a warm hail to all the new officers, especially our new XO. Congratulations also to all who became Lieutenants during the cruise! Professional training progressed smoothly, with a fantastic number of junior officers attaining the distinguished Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) designation. We all became much closer friends as well, sharing a multitude of experiences, both on ship and off. Overall the FIFE wardroom is proud to serve for such a fantastic group of enlisted men, and is looking forward to future challenges. lid c H I E F P E T T Y O F F I C E R ILeftI left to right 1st row: LTJG Chen. LT Cogan, CW03 Dei ' eau. LT Dua, LT Skelly. LCDR Congro, ENS Mitchell 2nd row: LCDR O ' Keefe. LCDR Shane, LT Anderson. LT Post, LTJG MacDonald. LT Santacroce. LT Trimble. LT Shiffman. LCDR Barratt 3rd row: CDR Vilotti. LT Doherty. LT Rimyan, LT Hitchcock, LT Williams, LT Semon [not pictured: LTJG Choi} IBelowj left to right 1st row: GSCM (SW) Wilson, CMC (SW) Dahlm, £WC (SW) Atkinson, ISC Correll. FCC (SW) Spracklin, DSC (SW) Antonio, PNC Patterson, SKC Camagong 2nd row: RMC Maness, GSMC Winston, HMC Shane, GSEC (SW) Pagan. QMC (SW) David. GMC (SW) Vest. MSC Stauner, STGC Sims. ETCM (SW) Smith. BMC Payne, OSC (SW) Eubank, FCCS (SW) Hanratty, SHC Aqunio. CTRC (SW) Rich MMCM (SW) S. S. Hendricks. Command Master Chief CHIEF PETTY OFFICER MESS Tie Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Mess is the place where deals can be made. " The strength of the fleet, " as some would call it. The Master Chief Petty Officers, Senior Chief Petty Officers, and Chief Petty Officers al! have years of combined knowledge and experience in all kinds of naval vessels. With this behind them they make the ship function smoothly and efficiently. The chain of command is known to be only as strong as its weakest link. Thus the job of the CPOs is to foresee the up and coming events and support this chain of command, both above and below them. It is only with their thorough knowledge and experience that the ship performs so well. True professionalism starts at the top and the bottom of the ladder. The CPO Mess is a collection of the finest professional sailors that can be found onboard any vessel. The USS FIFE CPO Mess is but a small portion of the important and highly respected Fleet CPO Association, lid left to right CBS: LTDiia. OPS: LCDR Shane, SUPPO: LT Santacroce, NAV: LT Shiffman, ENG: LT Skelly. AIR DET: LCDR Barratt LTjG MacDonjld conns during iinderwdx ifl ' lcmshnicnt uit ' " USNS ANDREW J. HIGGINS {Photo courtesy of Ted Salois Pacific Stars and Stripes AIR DET ENGINEERING COMBAT SYSTEMS NAVIGATION OPERATIONS SUPPLY LCDR Shane consulted by LTjG Choi. E A D S RECORD UvoFFiaisi- tRwSE Book ' = L SOME DEPLOYMENT STATISTICS Total miles traveled 43,654. 1 r)autical miles Hottest temperature 1 1 4 ' F (Muscat, Oman) 1 15 ' F (Aft Engine Room) 1 39° F ( 3 Waste Heat Boiler Room) Crossed the Equator 0800.21 April 1992 O ' VO " II8°5630 " Rounds Fired 166 5 " 154 rounds 4480 aWS rounds Cas Turbine Engine 625 1 hours Cas Turbine Generator 49.596 hours Gallons of F-7 6 Used 4.285.155 gallons Gallons ofJP-S Used II 3, 862 gallons Meals Served 1 95.480 meals Sodas Consumed II 8,090 cans (325.29 per person) Underway Replenishments 30 Vertical Replenishments 12 EXCERPTS FROM THE UNOFFICIAL CRUISE BOOK One wardroom member does the sensible and inexpensive thing — he keeps his own unofficial cruise book. By a twist of luck and fate some of its contents are revealed... ...Ensign Mitchell, working on a qualification as OOD INPORT, answers the question of what to do when a man falls overboard, " Put the rudder over and close up flag oscar. " ...Heard over the IMC, " The ship is now conducting uncontrollable electrical and engineering casualty drills. Place all non-electronic gear in standby. " . . .LTJG Padden, qualified SWO, asks, " What ' s that contact out there? " " It ' s the jackstaff rigged for deceptive lighting, " the OOD answers. ...SKSN Hallock ' s minewatch report, " Bridge, forecastle, I have a tree 30 degrees to port, 200 yards. " . . .HSL 5 1 pilot LT Hupp razzes the Site TV officer for days and days about only printing the weekday ' s TV schedule. LT Post replies, " Did you try turning the sheet over? " ...Cryptologic Officer LT Doherty is turning over the Conn. " How ' s your engines? " the oncoming Conn asks. Then after a long pause the lieutenant thoughtfully replies, " Oh them, they ' re fine. " ...And a few weeks later he issues the order, " Helmsman, left standard rudder, steady 11 knots. " . . .While standing watch as helmsman, SN R. Gray was complaining that he had been in the Navy a long time, " hi September it will be one year, " he proclaims. " Oh really, next month will be six years for me, " the experienced BMOW brags. " The fifth will be my seventeenth anniversary, " LT Post remarks. " Wow! How many years is that? " young SN Gray asks. . . .One Lieutenant advises LTJG Choi, " Don ' t forget that tonight at 0200 we advance clocks. " He replies, " Oh really, what time? " ifat s T A T I S T I C s Arabian Gulf C F D I V I S I o o i K-SSfM iSfUKmiSB BgMW«geJBHaa.-o.asagBwa«H left to right lstrow:LTCogau, GMMSNHadley, FC2 Knoelt, GMC(SW) Vest, FC3 Larkins, FC3 Httpper, FC3 Drake, FCCS (SW) Hanratty 2nd row: FCl Gaskins, FC3 Sikkenga, GMM3 Fahrenthold, FC3 King, FCJ Whittington, FCl Hahorsnn, GMM3 Beets FC3 King, " What do you mean it s tunc to cam my pay f " Deployment ' 92 D o you think you will ever have to get rid of that pesky inbound aircraft, or settle the score on far far away? Do maintenance on your radar? Load or unload that launcher just because you are in the mood? Troubleshoot that multi-million dollar missile launching system that just refuses to come on-line when you need it most? Get rid of that rust in your steel or aluminum deck that j ust won ' t go away? Paint and or clean passageways until they shine ? Stand watch over your operating consoles until the cows come home? These are just some of the jobs done daily by the highly trained fire controlmen (PCs) and gunner ' s mate missiles (GMMs) of CF division. So if the answer is yes to any of the questions just mentioned above, you need CF division. We are the professionals you need to get the job done right the first time. And yes we can fix your toaster too. -ji V FC3 Wheeler renews acqiumtjiuei with a French sailor in Htmi; Kniig. mmmm .y Arabian Gulf E I I S I o o left to right 1st row: DSC (SW) Antonio, ET3 Vi ood, ET3 Schon, ET3 Rollins, DS2 Spataro, DS3Hammell 2nd row: ET2 Hemmingwiiy, ET2 Simon, ET3 Conant, DS3 Savage, ET2 Jackson, ET3 Fouse, C V03 Deveau 3rd row: ET3 Marshall, ET2 Cross, ET3 Edmonds, DS2 Weimer, ETCM (SW) Smith, ETl Price, DSl Valentine Inot pictured: DS2 Ahtned, DSl Thompsonj DS2 Thompson, " No this is not a computer game, it ' s that supply list the Warrant wanted last night. " ET3 Marshall to ET2 Gentile " When MCI i Siuith ,saul clean everything m this p-way this means you oo. " 12 Deployment ' 92 Wien one thinks of the mission of the ship, he or she normally thinks of those personnel that directly affect operations, OSs, RMs, FCs, STGs, CTs, the air detachment, and of course the engineers. Although each of these ratings repairs gear, and these ratings are very visible and important, if CE division was not there to maintain and fix equipment, these people would not be able to do their jobs. The DSs and ETs maintain and repair all external communications systems, surveillance radars, computer interfaces, computer programs, administrative computer systems, and repair numerous circuit boards through their electronic micro miniature (2M) repair station. They also supervise the ship ' s test equipment ' gauge calibration program, enabling all departments from navigation to engineering to accurately maintain the ship ' s systems within required specifications. What it all comes down to is, that when the high profile, visible people get awarded for a job well done, CE division can take silent pride, knowing that because of their efforts the ship has successfully completed its mission. " You can talk about our inspection-ready passageway, but you can ' t communicate without DSl Valentine, member of the ship ' s derated cadre of computer technicians. DS2 Hammetl and ETS Edmonds show the finer art to not working, at time 1 S59. 13 Arabian Gulf C I V I s I o left to right Ut row: STGl (SW) Chambers. STG2 Whitaker 2nd row: STGC Sims, STGl Webb, STGl Murray, LT Hitchcock Inot pictured: TMT2 Williams, TM02 Brooks. STG2 Turner j 14 left to right Ut row: STG3 Saiwas, STGSN Bradley. STG3 Segueda. STGi Henderson 2nd row: STG.! Nguyen. STGN Riley. STGN Wise. STGSN Combs. STGi Ahernathy. STG.i McNeil. STGSN Loper Deployment ' 92 CA Division is responsible for searching for, detecting, classifying, localizing, and prosecuting sub-surface contacts. FIFE ' s AN SQQ-89 is the most advanced sonar suite in the Navy, consisting of the AN SQS- 53B Hull Mounted Sonar, Mark 1 1 6 Underwater Fire Control System (UFCS), AN SQR- 1 9 Tactical Towed Array Sonar, AN SQQ-28 Sonobouy Signal Processing Syst em, and the AN UYQ-25 Range Prediction Computer. As the Arabian Gulf is not normally known as a submarine operating area, the division was left to perform many other tasks. During the first part of the cruise CA Division prepared FIFE ' s sonar system for the deployment and completed .50 caliber machine gun qualifications. The preparations included performing system alignments and calibration of the AN SQS-53B, AN SQQ-28, and AN SQR- 19. Upon entering the Arabian Gulf, CA Division started standing .50 caliber machine gun watches on the weatherdecks and communications watches in the Combat Information Center (CIC). The division successfully installed a new torpedo tube with no outside assistance and completed many repairs to major system components, maintaining the sonar suite at peak readiness. As the cruise wore on they worked diligently to prepare and carry out three separate mini-mobile target (MMT) exercises as well as a vast number of ROOFTOP helicopter data linking exercises. The Arabian Gulf cruise allowed CA to troubleshoot and correct many long-standing system STG3 StiliJhis confirms he cjn coitut to two, but only after looking at his shirt buttons. %«. k_l Arabian Gulf C I I s I o During the last six months CG Division has made beneficial and lasting contributions to the mission and readiness of FIFE. They devoted long hours troubleshooting and repairing casualties to ensure that the MK 86 Gun Fire Control System (GFCS), MK 1 5 Close In Weapons System (CIWS), and MK 45 Light Weight Gun Mount (LWGN) were operating at 100 percent reliability. They ensured the gun weapons systems onboard operated to their fullest capabilities during bilateral operations in the Arabian Gulf, including Operation Southern Watch, Al Hout Omani, Gulfex XIII, Neon Spark, as well as numerous pre-action calibration shoots. Their most demanding duties included standing condition three watches and performing many hours of rigorous preventive maintenance. Another of the important duties of CG Division was to coordinate with and train the rest for the ship in the proper handling and firing of the numerous other weapons FIFE has, such as the 25mm chain guns, M-60 and .50 caliber machine guns, and various other small arms. In addition to their normal duties, CG Division personnel were the motivating force behind many shipboard evolutions such as underway vertical replenishment at sea, an unending number of working parties, and endless flight quarters operations. Personnel were actively involved in the command ' s Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) program, continuously providing training lectures and study sessions for aspiring Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialists. They conducted training of the Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure team ( VESS) to ready them for on-call situations 24 hours a day. CG Division showed outstanding teamwork and enthusiasm in winning the first place trophy for the FIFE ' s damage control readiness competi- tion. On the lighter side, the division painstakingly initiated and welcomed over 45 percent of the division into the shellback community. They spent many liberty hours enjoying such places as Bali, Phuket, Singapore, and many Arabian Gulf ports. CG Division personnel received many awards during the deployment such as Good Conduct Medals, the Combat Action Ribbon, Sea Service Ribbons, Letters of Commendation, and Letters of Appreciation. - (■ ' til right Ut row: GA ' IC fSVV) Djhim, K3 Johnson, FC2 Palmer. FC3 Parcel. FC.SN Porter. GMGSN Michjel. Fa Tilman, FCC fSW) Spracklin 2nd row: FCl ISW Enochs. fC3 Crook, FC3 Carney. GMGSN Pmto, GMGi Kruvnanowski. FC2 Owens, LT Trimble 3 ' drow: FC2 Hill, GMGI Seihel. GMG3 Valasek, GMGSN Smiler. GMG2 Baker, GMG3 Ciferri, FC2 ISW) Fitzpatrick. GMG3 Sleasman Inot pictured: FC2 Bush. FC3 Duffyj 16 CMC (SW) Dahhn tries to explain the finer art of shooting the water and not each other. V FCSA Porter preparing to perform maintenance im the forward CIWS mount. GMGSN Pnito, " Don ' t worry. I ' ll hit the pier, " as SN Maitthe wonder tf he can actually do iT. Arabian Gulf I I S I o left to right 1st row: FN BaiUy. hN Wjller. DC3 Kershner, FN McVey 2nd row: DC) Mecks. HT2 Henry. DCFN Bjker. DC2 Hendenoii. FN Mosber. DCFN Hem . MR2 Mariano. HT2 Shalkowski, HTl Warring. FN Benes M Repair division started the deployment off with a bang. DCl Darchuck, MRl Jameson, DCl Meeks, HTl McClellan, HTl Warring, DCl Gelinas, and DCS Kershner led the way with DC-day training and competition. CG Division won the competition and will hold the trophy until the next DC Olympics is held. R division personnel were also critical in FIFE ' s receiving the self-sufficient ship of the week award in April. MRs, HTs, and ENs combined to fix the helicopter hangar door on short notice to enable operations to continue. Numerous other pieces of equipment were fixed and personnel trained by the men of R division. Their pride and professionalism was outstanding. Bali, Phuket, Dubai, Jebel Ali, Pattaya, fuel spills, " flight quarters, flight quarters " , loud music, field days, MTT ' s and just plain getting the job done will be remembered from this deployment, but now it ' s liberty time! »i«i 18 - v. i ' -s ; Deployment ' 92 19 Arabian Gulf I I S I o MP Division is glad to be home again in Japan. Operation Southern Watch was a resounding success and the cruise of ' 92 is history to them. They claim that if one listens, they can still hear a collective sigh of relief echoing from deep within the ship ' s engine rooms. They ' re tired but proud. Since April 15th, when the USS FIFE left Yokosuka harbor for deployment in the Arabian Gulf, MP Division has maintained an unfailing supply of electricity, steam, and propulsion power to the ship. To do this, they endured work space temperatures constantly in excess of 100 degrees, work days which were rarely less than 14 hours long, and a schedule which allowed little or no down time for major pieces of equipment. Most of all, we take this opportunity to heartily salute the true heroes of MP Division, the four LM 2500 gas turbine engines and the three Allison 401-K17 gas turbine generators which moved the ship and lit its way throughout the cruise. «t«» left to right 1st row: FN Calvan. GSF.2 Rodriguez. GSEFN Fogg. GSMFN Riee. GSNFN Haynei. FN Haynesworth 2nd row: GSM I Robinson. FN Dwican, FN Pilhngton, GSMl Montgomery, FN Corley, GSE2 Frazier 3rd row: GSM2 Wacker. GSM3 Casares, GSM2 Rwera, FN Sledge 4th row: CSM2 Bensinger. FN Taylor, FN Kanemoto, GSEFN Peoples, GSMFR Schnoor Deployment ' 92 " W .t ' : Arabian Gulf E D I V I s I o left to right 1st row: ICFN Baker. EMFN Perez. £Mf N Daly. ENi Todd. BM] Perry: FN Kmght. LT Post. ICC (SW) Weas 2nd row: 1C2 Muldowiiey. ICFN Spencer. ICi Hobensee. FN Baron, EM3 Dotarot The Electrical Division is comprised of Electricians ' s Mates (EMs) and Interior Communications Electricians (ICs). Electrician ' s Mates w orkcenter EE02 is responsible for the ship ' s power distribution, lighting, motors, controllers, and degaussing system. The Interior Communication Electrician ' s workcenter EE05 is responsible for the inertial navigation system, ships telephone, shipboard alarm system, and the closed circuit television. The Electrical Division played a major role in FIFE ' s support of Operation Southern Watch. During the deployment the Electrical Division supported Tomahawk missile strike deployment capabilities by maintaining flawlessly the navigation system and 60 400 hertz power distribution. Also the Electrical Division provided FIFE ' s crew with endless in-house movies, sports, and news throughout the deployment. liA okay, now I know how to start it up, hut when can I steer tt 22 .dl Hey the power loss wasn ' t my fault. You should have paid the electric hill. Arabian Gulf S I O left to right 1st row: EN3 Humble. ENFN Bnireii. ENFN Get:. £NJ Mjrtmez 2nd row: EN2 (SW) McCaiidless, ENFN Hmkle. EN3 Piatt, ENFN Voss, ENFN Keller, ENC Schmidt [not pictured: ENS Jopliii. ENl Kruger. ENl Kuhnhausen, EN3 Moakleyj The Auxiliaries Division takes care of all auxiliary systems shipwide. These systems are fresh water and all associated equipment, three main air conditioning plants and all associated equipment, galley equipment, laundry machines, high pressure air compres- sors, distilling plants, and recovery assist securing and traversing (RAST) system, which is used to recover the ship ' s helicopter in bad weather and or rough seas. The division is also in charge of the steering units, anchor windlass and small boats. Much, but by no means all, of the equipment is located in Aux 1 , where they stand watches. As an Auxiliary Operator Supervisor one must be qualified to operate and repair all systems; concentrating on evaporators, air conditioning plants, high pressure air compressors, anchor windlass, after steering and small boats. Watchstanders are expected at any time to troubleshoot and repair any of the above systems or man the « - " ' " ■•■ •i ' -;. a)S small boats for a man overboard or helicop- ter crash, -j- LTIG Scult MacDoiiald reenlists EN2 Eric Cumimgham. Deployment ' 92 O left to right Ut row: EWl Shober. £WC (SWI Atkinson, LTjG Chen. £W3 Kotomsk: 2nd roll-. EW3 Spindlcr. EW2 Slohodm. E V3 Swjnson. EW} Mailer. EWSN Terrell If there are any bad guys out there. . .If they have radar. . .If they are radiating... then the Electronic Warfare Technicians (EWs) are the first ones to pick them up, evaluate the threat correctly, and then report the threat. Again OW Division was in the forefront of electronic warfare. Throughout the deployment, OW Division continuously rushed forward to face the ever-changing challenges and threats in the electromagnetic spectrum. Operating passively, carefully scan- ning the electromagnetic spectrum for hostile emitters and exploit- ing their weaknesses, the EWs proved to be an invaluable asset to Team FIFE. Because of the amazing electromagnetic propagation in the Arabian Gulf, where radio waves would travel several times farther than they would elsewhere in the world, in many cases the EWs were the first ones to discover contacts. That is, before the ship ' s own radars were able to gain video and effectively evaluate them. In exercises with our Allies, FIFE would habitually go into an emissions control (EMCON) condition, limiting our own emis- sions while exploiting the spectrum by triangulating and targeting the other side. The EWs worked ceaselessly during Operation Southern Watch, ensuring that the airwaves were free from un- friendly emitters. Working closely with various helicopter detach- ments, including those off USS TFiACH and USS BUNKER HILL, the EWs acted as the primary evaluating and coordinating source for unknown emitters. Equipped with our AN SLQ-32 passive countermeasures system and armed with chaff rounds and the infamous rubber ducks to distract incoming missile homers. Team FIFE ' S EWs were always ready to face the formidable challenge of protecting our ship from all aggressors, li I S I o EW.-? Hiiller asking " W ha ; rujking fun of my neiv hati EWl Slu ' lu-rruumnx: Thjihu.f Arabian Gulf O I V I s I o N left to right 1st row: SN Oshoriw. SN Mora, SN Mosquera, SN Babh. SN Chapnian 2nd row: BM2 McGhee. SN KUpphahn. SN Burkett. SN Wiidel, SN Clark ird row: SN J. Gray. SN Ream. BM2 Berry, SN Matithe, SN Seeshultz, BMl (SWI Brooks left to rigln 1st row: BMC Payne, BM2 Marriott, SN Lee, SN Caldwell. SN Bush. LT Anderson 2nd row: SN Grentz. SN Hoff. SN Maggio. SN Jacobs 3rd row: BM2 Varncr, BM2 Khige. SN R. Gray, SN Aney, SN Leach. SN Reai ' is 26 iBffingiiu; ffH i7»»(i Deployment ' 92 T eck Division ' s vital role was clearly evident by the numerous evolutions in which USS FIFE was involved throughout the deployment. The division ' s thirty five personnel successfully completed over thirty underway replenishment evolutions, including two refuelings with the British oiler RFA BAYLEAF (A 109). In addition, support during countless helicopter operations was provided on a daily basis by the flight quarters crew. During multinational operations with the Omani and Bahrainian navies. Deck Division conducted personnel transfers by small boat. A highly successful towing exercise was conducted with USS VANDEGRIFT (FFG-48 ) in the Central Arabian Gulf. The division also contributed to a somewhat shorter-than-planned fishing trip near Bahrain. BM2 Bean, BM3 Allen, SN Yancey and SN Lacey transferred over the course of the cruise and will not soon be forgotten. «t«J BiAl Wirner demonstrates his talents during one of the ntuny undertvay replenishments. BMI (SW) Brooks looking around to see which one of his men lost the spike. SN Hoff. trying to find a place to sleep, hut was caught. Now he IS thinking of something to say. 27 Arabian Gulf I I I S I O left to right 1st row: OSl ISW) Sweet. OSi Saavedra, OSi Baldwin 2nd row: OSi Hillman. OSl Prestndge. OSSN Greaney. OS3 Than, OS3 Griffith left tu right 1st row: ENS Mitchell. OSSN Amstadter, OSl Holcomh. OSl Demmm. OiJ Yoimce. OSl (SW) Nix. OSi Mathews 2nd row: OSl Black, OSi Kemper, OSi Sullivan, OSi Simpson, OSC (SW) Eubank, OSl Patejdl, OSl Lee 28 J Deployment ' 92 OS3 Thon demonstrntes the art of dish washing. Operations Specialists (OSs) operate radar, navigation equipment, and communications equipment in the ship ' s Combat Information Center. They detect and track ships, aircraft, and missiles. They act as the eyes and ears of the ship, just one deck below the pilot house. This cruise was an extremely demanding and fantastic one for them. A notable event was near the end of the deployment when prior-FIFE-enlisted, now CW02 Bobby Pullin, ended his tours. The division wishes him fair winds and following seas. The division also found time to have fantastic experiences in all their great liberty ports. - - OS2 Edward Black receives the Naiiy Achievement Medal from RADM R. A. K. Taylor, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. Arabian Gulf O I V I s I o left to right CTM2 Dudics. CT03 Faulkner, CTR} Lott, CTRSA Hosto, CTRSN Gibson. CTR3 Adami. CTRSN Voting. CT02 Staehmiis, CTR2 Caetta. CTRC (SWI Rich Tl 30 he men of OZ Division use the ship ' s AN SSQ- 108(V)2 OUTBOARD II Passive Electronic Sur- veillance Measures and AN USQ-64( V)5 TACINTEL Special Intelligence Communications suites. The division is tasked with maintenance of tactical, strate- gic, and political intelligence pictures, early threat warning to guide other ship ' s and battle group sen- sors, and targeting solutions for various shipboard weapons systems. Additional functions are mainte- nance of all OUTBOARD II system equipment, ad- ministrative security for classified material, and man- agement of shipboard intelligence teams such as the " Snoopy Team " for intelligence photography and sighting reports. OZ Division is actually a compilation of five different ratings, including Cryptologic Techni- cians Collection (CTRs),Cryptologic Technicians Com- munications (CTOs), Cryptologic Technicians Main- tenance ( CTMs ) , Cryptologic Technicians Administra- tive (CTAs), Cryptologic Technicians Interpretive (CTIs), and Intelligence Specialists (ISs). Throughout the deployment, the OZ team provided timely and highly accurate support to the ship ' s Tactical Action Officers (TAOs) and various tactical and strategic decision makers in the battle group. The support provided consisted of over 1600 tactical and technical messages. From the start through the finish of the deployment, the efforts of the OUTBOARD team earned the ship over 20 " Bravo Zulu " compliments from numerous high ranking fleet and national commanders. »faji - CTOj Faulkner making contact with another ham operator, just to find out the latest on CNN. !li Deployment ' 92 CTM2 (A W) Hjrt proved FIFE s CTs cire among the best m the fleet. He it ' js ildvauced soon after return to Yokosttka. Picture-true description of the many works of a CT s life. left to right 1st row: CTRl (SW) Croyle. CTll Lapp. CTM2 Dudics. CTM2 lAWI Hart 2ndrow:CT01 fSW) Simps.m. CT03 Giiercio. LT Doherty. CTM2 i hi,,n. ( TR: HiII. C:TA2 i V i:j n,vhi M Arabian Gulf I I S I O R A D I O left to right 1st row: RM3 Smith, RMSN Lucey 2nd row: RMSN Bono. RMSN Still ird row: RMI Howard, RMC Mmess, RMl Wood. RM ! Adicr 4th row: RMSN Thessen, RM i McClain. RMSN Fiissell RMSN Still shoti ' s an emotional outburst it ' hen he discovers he just threw away the winning lotto ticket ' ■• ' worth 50 cents. OC division is a team of Signalmen (SMs) and Radiomen (RMs), dedicated professionals responsible for all of FIFE ' s communications. During this deploy- ment OC division supported complex communication requirements of the Arabian Gulf and Operation Southern Watch. In addition, the division performed superbly during numerous multinational naval exercises with Arabian Gulf nations. The division also received kudos from the embarked Desron THREE FIVE for its outstanding communication support. — ii .32 ' I ' he signalmen identified contacts in keeping with a vigilant watch. ■ - Radiomen processed endless messages vital to the ship ' s operations in the Arabian Gulf. It is the efforts of these dedicated sailors that ensured a successful deployment. i Deployment ' 92 SMSN Gincjslro tL2kcs pride js he shines the ship ' s bell. left to right 1st row: SMSN Berry, SMSN Rodriguez, SMS Timherlake 2nd row: SMSN Gmcastro, SMI Bostu ' ick, SMI (SW) Cadwallader jnot pictured: SMSN Bennett} I SMI Hiimphers, SM2 Baldacci with SMI Bostwick prior to transferring to other assignments. D I n m A L m 33 Arabian Gulf S S D I V I s I o left to right SKI O ' dell, SK.! Bjltutn. SKSM Hallock, SKC Camagong [not pictured: SK] Rodriguez} CC Three decks down, amidships, right below CCS. " Those words are not part of the check-in procedures of FIFE. But it is argued by some that they should be. For in this location dwell the Storekeepers (SKs), working around the clock to maintain the highest level of readiness possible. The keepers of the keys strive to make customer service a household word. Whether issuing essential material from the storeroom, expediting critical requirements for the air detachment, or just providing a roll of tape for paint crews, the storekeepers were always there, demonstrating a can-do attitude and tireless spirit of professional- Supply finally gets rid of the Siippn s thr. mc. SKSN HalliH-k with j friend from Phuket. TlhiiLiiid. MS3 ProL jCLini uking ii break from all the breakfast egg he prepared for the crew. MS3 Colm wonders if this ivill he the new wardroom dinner jacket. One of the things the U.S. Navy promises a sailor is three square meals a day. That is what fife ' s Food Service Division delivered — plus a fourth during underway periods. Vast volumes of food are consumed by a crew of 370 over a six month deployment. For example, the cooks prepared and served over 6800 pounds of chicken, 3600 pounds of beef patties, and 12,000 pounds of flour. In addition, they organized eight steel beach picnics, 1 8 ice cream socials and pizza nights and for the highlight of the month, birthday dinners. Whether preparing a regular meal or a cake for a reenlistment, the cooks were always there to serve the crew, li Deployment ' 92 S S o 2 D I V I S I o left to n ht 1st row: MS3 Henderson, MSI Tracy, MS3 Wiley, MSSN Helwig 2nd row: MSI Reich, MS3 Martin, MSi Procaccini, MSC Staiiner 3rd row: MSI Lewis, MS3 Colin. MSSN Ayars, MSI Garlick 35 Arabian Gulf S 4 D I V I s I o N left to right 1st row: SHSN Smith. SHSN Blosch. SH2 Anderson 2nd row: SH3 Wilson. SH2 Young, SHSN Sims. SHC Acpiino Shipboard life is hard enough, even without being away on a six-month deployment. The Ship ' s Service Division is there to make a life a little easier and provide some of the comforts of home. During the deployment the division washed and dried over 90,000 pounds (45 tons) of laundry, sold over 11 8,000 sodas (46 tons), and had sales in excess of $170,000 in the ship ' s store, turning over $50,000 to the ship ' s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Fund. Other services provided included a first-rate barber shop, video games, and a coin changer. ittt 1-412-0-0 X L SH2 Young wondering if he should go with J marine style haircut on GMGSN Pinto. Deploymunt ' 92 left to right SN Landry. DKl Devera, DKSN Schultz {not pictured: SN Cox} [iIZ21 Although the Disbursing Division is the smallest division onboard FIFE, it possibly has the largest impact on the daily lives of the crew and their families. During the deployment S4 cashed over $1,400,000 in checks alone. In addition to maintain- ing all of fife ' s pay records, S4 maintains Comdesron FIFTEEN ' s and, for awhile maintained HSL 45 Det 7 ' s and Comdesron THREE EFVE ' s pay records, itit 37 Arabian Gl ' lf A I R D E P A R T HSL 45 LONEWOLVES HSL 51 Wurtords preparing for a night flight. HSL 45, Detachment SEVEN, began its deployment on March 19th, departing from their home in San Diego, California. After arriving in Japan, the " Thunderwolves " began the arduous task of reassembling their assigned aircraft after a major rework. On April 15th the detachment embarked for the deployment, spending 68 days underway. The detachment participated in Exercise Al Hout Omani-92 as well as several other multinational operations. During FIFE ' s 70 days in the Arabian Gulf with HSL- 45 onboard, most of that time was spent in the Northern Arabian Gulf (NAG). Lonewolf 43 flew 240 hours of Battle Group Zulu Operations. These flights consisted of ship surveillance coordina- tion (SSC) and logistics support. After achieving the significant accomplishment of more than 450 accident mishap free flight hours underway, the detachment turned over to the Warlords and returned to San Diego. — titL- HSL 5 1 WARLORDS HSL-51 was established on October 3, 1991 as the first forward deployed squadron in the Light Airborne Multipurpose System (LAMPS) helicopter ' s 30 year history. HSL-51 has set new records previously unimagined by any other squadron. The first detachment was at sea only three months after its establishment. Six months following that, four detachments had returned from their work-up cruises and were ready to deploy to the Arabian Gulf. The four detachments arrived in the Gulf and replaced four detachments from NAS North Island, San Diego, California, in the first-ever in-theater detachment turnover. Simultaneously, there were two other detachments at sea on two other Yokosuka-based ships. Six detachments at sea in six months at one time... a LAMPS first. Detachment TWO, led by Officer in Charge LCDR Steve M. Barratt, is the first detachment from the new squadron to become a part of team FIFE. The crew came aboard in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates at the end of July . While on station in the Northern Arabian Gulf they spent many hours in support of the INDEPENDENCE Battle Group by serving as the eyes and ears of the fleet 80 to 120 miles away from FIFE on anti-ship missile defense (ASMD) patrols during Operation Southern Watch. As the forward picket, the pilots, maintenance crew and flight deck crew put in absolute innumerable hours. Because it is based in Japan at Atsugi NAF, HSL-51 now provides permanent LAMPS support for all Yokosuka homeported forward deployed ships. Detachment TWO thanks Commanding Officer CDR Vilotti, and the entire crew of the USS FIFE for making the detachment turnover easy and enjoyable. Domo arrigato gozaimashita for taking us into the FIFE family. We look forward to serving with you in the future. tid 38 left to right 1st row: LT " Squirt " Senum, . -Hed Sore " Hupp, UIJH " luthcr " Barratt, LT Willi " Williamson, ATC -Rutnr Hi id " Jnhnsnn 2nd row: AE2 " Sunny " Sundheimer.ADl " Ah Norm Al " Joseph, ATAN " Gji ' " Cavjgnaro. AMH2 " Woodsy " Shelton, AD AN " Hot Lmk " Then; AT2 " Hydromnn " Parrish, AE3 " Pooh Bear " Kline, AMS3 " Feh.x " Young, AW3 " Mac " Macatee. AWl Miller One of they tnighty Airdales correcting j pilot cm the many ways to open the door correctly. LT Williamson: They should have a fly through instead of a park-n-eat here. Off into the pages of history. LONEWOLF 43 flies. ARyXBiAN Gui.F I T I O D E P A R T SN Aihh-nnn. Innks l,k, ' I ' n djtr ;s .; Iitlic iliff. left to right 1st row: PCI Savage, SN Summers. QM2 Roseiiak. YNl (AW) Carlson. QM3 Mmzer 2nd roiv: SN Baker. SN Sanders. MA I Trantham. PNC Patterson. HMC Shane 3rd row: LT Shiffman. YNJ Anderson. YNl Olwer. YNl Coleman. SN Carey. YNSN Brantley. HMi Jelsema. QMC (SW) David NAVIGATION DEPARTMENT Wien the USS FIFE ' s time capsule is unsealed by gossamer sailors of the Twenty First century, they will discover tales of the odyssey of what these modern day administrators and navigators encountered on Arabian Gulf ' 92. For one hundred eighty days these stalwart men collectively performed their duties despite the lone pollywog PNC Patterson. They were co-piloted by QMC (SW) David, heavily gunned with the likes of sheriff Trantham, Doc Shane, and their crown jester, Stu Carlson. With deputies flawless- hand Makoski, siesta-Ridley, jitterbugging Brantley, careless-gun Carey, kid-band Baker, spit-can Sanders, deputy dee Mac, rumrunner Ace-ster, baby Doc, letter-head Savage, rose- Bud, don juan Minzer, Summer times and the big " O " , from Bali to Mina Saqr to Thailand they provided vivid instructions and gave notice to why they are the best on any water front. They navigated the ocean straits and healed the sick and injured. They sorted and delivered the mail. They recorded the blind eyes of justice, and honored those worthy with awards and distinction. They coun- selled and charted the course of crewmembers departing and arriving to FIFE. They insured that only the proper amounts of monies were disbursed. This band of merrymen under- stood their responsibilities well and endeav- ored to contribute to the mission of FIFE and the United States of America. They closed out their odyssey by saying fair winds and following seas to the officers who held it all together and pushed everyone to their fullest potentials. Hail and farewell, " Eagle 1 " Shiffman and may we all go down as legends of the sea. - - 40 QM2 Rosefhik, looking for the pizzd truck rcpurted hy the I ' ort Lnokotit. YNl (A W} Carlson demonstrated the true qualities of a first-class YN, when asked for a record. Deployment ' 92 % NCl Makoski, Command Career Counselor, devoted countless hours to advising the crew. HMCShane, remembering ichata ceremony it truly was. since he was the only guest of honor. QMS Minzer. utilizing time honored skills and the modern day ' s tools. ■ft . y ,41» " « ' r - - Steel beach picnics, the best for lensiun relief toiderivay The Flight Deck wiis not the only place to get a tan. E A C The CPO MESS turns to in making the dinner for the crew on one beach picnic. Who needs a lot of room to play this game? Some of the crew relaxing in the flight Deck ' s pit. 42 TIGER CI USSFIFEthanksthefoi participants for their way from Hong Kong Participant Peter D. VilottJ John Q. VilottJ Clay Denny RUISE lowingTiger Cruise warm spirit under- to Yokosuka: ...Traveled from .... Yokosuka, japan ....Yokosuka, japan ....Yokosuka, japan ....Kerrville, Texas .... Playa del Rey, California .... Shelbyville, Kentucky .... Lakeland, Florida .... Kentfield, California .... Glenview, Illinois ....Yokosuka, japan ....Yokosuka, japan ....Yokosuka, japan ....Yokosuka, japan .... Terre Haute, Indiana ....Cheyenne, Wyoming ....Prospect, Illinois ....Anchorage, Alaska ....Lubbock, Texas James W. Barratt Allen K. Shiffman Thomas £ Runyan, Sr. Emory A. Anderson, jr. Thomas P. Trimble, III Soonwoon Choi Edward j. Hanratty.jr. Keith F. Antonio Michael K. Rich, II Brian W. Cook Paul S. Smith Ralph W. Palmer Samuel R. Ustopad 6 71 Macatee Rural j Young PLOY.MENT ' 92 T I G E R C R U I S E 9 2 Arabian Gulf SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER PROGRAM E S S I o N A L The Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) qualification program was well underway during the Arabian Gulf deployment. Each of the following new surface warriors underwent a vigorous training program. This included signing off numerous personnel qualification standards (PQS) while standing a variety of under instruction and then qualified watches, such as Junior Officer Of the Deck (JOOD), CIC Watch Officer (CICWO), and Officer Of the Deck (OOD) inport and underway. Earning the pin is a significant step on the officer ' s path towards his ultimate goal — command at sea. FIFE ' s Surface Warfare Officers are truly a cadre of elite individuals. ■fa The following officers attained the Surface Warfare qualification during the deployment LTJG Gregory J. Padden August 24, 1 992 LTjG Heedong Choi August 29. 1992 LT George A. Post September 8, 1 992 LT Emor A. Anderson September 1 7, 992 LT Geoffrey D. Cogan September I 7, 1992 CW03 Gregory]. Deveau September 18, 1992 LT Thomas P. Trimble September 20, 1992 Q U A L I F I E R S I A 1 1 • . 44 ENLISTED SURFACE WARFARE SPECIALIST QUALIFICATION The Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) qualification marks the individual as the total professional in the Surface Navy. The qualification process is long and difficult, but the status gained as an elite professional is more than worth the personal sacrifices necessary to achieve the coveted silver cutlasses worn on the left breast of all Enlisted Surface Warriors. Earningthequalificationrequiresa thorough knowledge of all aspects of Surface Warfare, such as advanced damage control concepts, the 3M program, weapons, sensors, the engineering plant, mine and amphibious warfare, administrative procedures, and safety programs. FIFE ' s cadre of Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialists are truly the elite warriors of today ' s The following crew members attained the Enlisted Surface Warfare Qualification during the deployment CTRC(SW) Michael K. Rich June 16, 1992 FC3 (SW) Thomas P. Cavanagh June 29, 1992 CTA2 (SW) PaulD. Basnight III June 29, 1992 CTRI(SW}MarkA. Croyle July 10, 1992 FCI (SW) Michael T Gasklns August , 1992 OS! (SW) Steven C. Nix August 24, 1992 OS I (SW) Richard W. Thomas September 27, 1992 CTOI (SW) Johnnie L Simpson Oaober 4. 1992 Deployment ' 92 P ' f Typical pollyu ' og jam to call out to Flipper. Arabian Gulf H O K O A scenic ride on a water tour was the best way to see Hong Kong ' s contrasts. ♦ - ■ ' ' i m p " - Honi Kong ' s wondrous harbor was a fantastic sight day or night. ■-:■.■ TTong Kong ' s shopping, sightseeing, and nightlife are - ' - -■- among the best of the Orient. The 413 square mile country has enjoyed a rapidly rising economy for many years due to the industriousness and ingenuity of its people. Cantonese is the Chinese dialect spoken by most of the 5.8 million people although English is widely understood. Hong Kong consists of Lan Tan and Hong Kong islands, the Kowloon Peninsula, and more than 200 smaller islands. If you can ' t find it in Hong Kong, you don ' t need it! - - Deployment ' 92 Di.! Hammell defining whjt ciml n illy is ET3 Rollins .iiiJ FCj Dnike relaxing in Bah, Indonesia. Bjbi Giiling (roasted suckling pig) is the Bahnesc national dish along with the traditional food Lawar, a salad of niineed eocttniit. liapa a. spices and pork. o E S I A T ' his wonderful city sits on an archipelago of 13,667 tropical islands spread over 3,200 miles of the equatorial zo ne. The diving opportunities, shopping sprees for local crafts, and superb resorts proved to be a huge attraction for FIFE sailors. »iak 47 Arabian Gulf S I G A P O R E Like jnv cimiitry where I ' biinges brought about by modern technology confront age- old traditions, Singapore bas its share of contradictions. S N Singapore — sharp, successful — is located in Southeast Asia at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore ' s climate is characterized by warm temperatures, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Malay is the national language with English being the official language of its 3.3 million people. Singapore is one of the most beautiful, cleanest cities in the Western Pacific, and its ship repair facilities are growing in importance. FIFE vis- ited Singapore on the way to the Gu lf, then passed by it on the way home. n U ■ 48 Deployment ' 92 As long ago as the second century A.D., the Greek traveler Ptolemy mentioned Phuket in his atlas. FIFE cetrainly discovered it as well. Its 225 square miles had something for every- E T T H A I L A The look of a happy man, since LT Fields bnded hack on the beach in one piece. " Look I can fly, ii nth a little help from gravity, saysCTMI (AW) Hart, nS2 Ahmed meets a new friend in Thailand. Arabian Gulf A B I A N G U L F H O T S P O T S 50 Muscat Dubai RasAI Khaimh ilSi:-- ' -;: i::siitw: Bahrain One iif the wjny holy i}i. i.i!h ' S ui H.ihrjin. JebelAli A Ciimel iiist outside the Duhai, VAE city iimtts. SHI Young takes a moment to get out of the sun in Dubai, UAE. ' • - ' i- - - J ' " ■ o-. . Now this is the swimming pot)! of jehel Ah. VAE, tii rememher. [ Deployment ' 92 This place is great. If you get wet, you ust buy new clothes. FN Knight and EMfN Perez showing a little girl smne American hospitality. Yes I will need the water after 1 eat the chili peppers. A T H A I L A N D Nightlife in Pattaya is hoth varied and mexpensn Arabian Gulf O E C O I Scfi ' ijl irc ' .i ' nic?nl ' i ' ) . nijnmni; the mil. ' vIC — ■ .r; ' { Leo :■ o ' " xi The hardest job in the Navy is that of being a Navy wife. The Ombudsman and Wives ' Club spent mmtmerable K0A hours in preparation for FIFE ' s homecoming. mcWFmOMEi hiC rxe-i 7« Qkw - ' iW t A thrilled Chief Engineer sees his daughter Sarah after missing her for a long deployment. $ Deployment ' 92 O E C O I G With the brow finally down there was no stopping the many family members who had been ivaiting for the many months to see their loved ones. RMl Wood gets a big welcome home from his wife Chizitko and daughter Mariko. Arabian Gulf NAVY I T S I Editor: ENS MichaelV Mitchell Assistant Editor: OS I (SW) Steven Nix Departmental Editors: MAI (SW) Kenneth E.Trantham SKSN Timothy A. Hallock EM FN Robert A. Perez GMGSN Tommy L Pinto Special Thanks To • MWR Stockholder ' s Committee, whose assistance we could not do with- out. Desktop Pubiishing, Printing, e Binding by Ofaun Printing Co., Inc., Tokyo, Japan • OS I (SW) Steven Nix, who will leave FIFE after this, whose vast experience we greatly appreciated. • Mr Patrick Lovell of Obun Printing Co., Inc., whose long hours helped make this project a sucess. • CTM2 (AW) Patrick Hart, whose photographic contributions were abso- lutely essential. • " Stars and Stripes " and the USS INDE- PENDENCE, whose photographic con- tributions were greatly appreciated. • Finally, the crew of the USS FIFE, whose support was never ending. IE N.

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