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I x. ( r-.: ' mmim - ' Max Flex USS FLINT (AE-32) TABLE OF CONTENTS The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Phihppines in 1991 brought liiany unexpected events in the U.S. military. The closing of Clark Air Force Base and Subic Bay Naval Base were two major events. Little did the crew of the USS FLINT (AE-32) know this would have a major impact on their lives, too. March 5, 1992 found FLINT westward bound for two weeks of REFTRA in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On April 5, 1992, that westward journey was resumed, with the FLINT headed to Subic Bay with a very unique mission: download and redistribute ammunition from Naval Magazine Subic Bay to all stations throughout the Western Pacific. The third deployment in 2 years for FLINT was a unique one indeed. To witness the ending of an era in Subic Bay, the downloading of USS INGER- SOLL (DD-990) and embarking HSL-37 det 2, to enjoying the nightlife in Hong Kong, the crew experienced opportunities never to be done again. " Max Flex " became the way of life. I Before sunrise on August 20, 1992, FLINT quietly fsailed under the Golden Gate Bridge, shrouded by the warmly familiar dense fog of San Francisco. Anticipation of being with loved ones, eating America fast food, and going home ran high as FLINT diligently sailed up to the river to Concord Home. The following pages are just a few captured moments of the summer 1992 cruise. They are moments we will all remember as a job well done. — Editor I . COMMANDING OFFICER , JSk J m Commander Alan D. Thomson Commander Alan Douglas Thomson was born in Pensacola, FL, Graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1972, CDR Thomson ' s surface warfare career began with his assignment to ROBERT L WILSON (DD-847). His career has includ- ed service aboard the USS LAWRENCE (DDG-4), USS MCINERNEY (FFG-8) and USS MONONGAHELA (AOR-1 78). His last shipboard tour was as the Executive Offi- cer, USS ROANOKE (AOR-7). His signifi- cant shore assignments have included instructor duty at Dam Neck, Virginia, and most recently, on staff Chief Naval Educa- tion and Training, Pensacola, FL, as Branch Head of Surface Combat Systems Training. CDR Thomson is a graduate of Surface Warfare Officer School, Department Head Course, A rmed Forces Staff College. In addition to his Bachelor of Science in Oceanography, he obtained his MBA from University of West Florida. CDR Thomson is decorated with a Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star. Commander Thomson is married to the former Judith Lynn Hall of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and has two sons, Aaron and Gre- gory. ' i ' c Ijd g 2 EXECUTIVE OFFICER LCDR James E. Cash : ' ' ■ Hf Lieutenant Commander James E. Cash was bom in Eldorado, Illinois. After completion of his Bachelor of Science in Education, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving as a trombone soloist with the U.S. Army Field Band. After receiving his commission from Naval Officer Candidate School in 1979, LCDR Cash was assigned to the USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64). He trans- ferred to Fleet Training Group San Diego, as Senior Electronic Casualty Con- trol Instructor and CIC NTDS Instructor. LCDR Cash was assigned as Weapons Officer onboard USS BARBEY (FF- 1088) after completion of SWO Department Head Course. Follow on tours included Commander Destroyer Squadron Five as Combat Systems Officer; Surface Warfare Officer School Pacific as Combat Systems Department Head. LCDR Cash ' s decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal, Meritori- ous Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. LCDR Cash is married to the former Lauren Gail Stewart (LCDR L.G. Cash) of Foxboro, Massachusetts. COMMAND MASTER CHIEF HTCM(SW) Leo Ballard Master Chief Ballard enlisted in the Navy in November 1966. After com- pleting Basic Training, he was assigned to the USS SKAGIT (AKA-105). Fol- low on tours included: USS CATAMOUNT (LSD-1 7), USS SAN JOAQUIN (LST-960), USS HARTLEY (DE-1029), USS STRONG (DD-758), Nuclear Components Welding School, San Diego, USS CANOPUS (AS-34), USS HUNLEY (AS-31), USS PROTEUS, (AS-19). He completed a tour of duty as an instructor at Fleet Ballistic Missile Training Center, Charleston, and returned to sea onboard USS ARKANSAS (CGN-41). He attended the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, Rl, and transferred to Trident Submarine Base, Bangor, WA. in January 1990, he reported to USS FLINT (AE-32) for duty as Command Master Chief. 92 1 |a 4 N|v I ANGIN ilN mJT liberty Boat! Liberty Boat! Survey says: SM1(SW) McRae at the helm. I, Quick, look busy! !e old days TTie gang ' s all here! Hee, Hce, Hce .J ip X BI V Yeah, right! rsk, Tsk, Mr. Gibson 1 ' rftf « i %»» SHIP ' S COMPANY " ENGINEERING " i . 3 ' Larry E. MTlSs Chief Engineer LT Susan M. Buxton Damage Control Assistant LTJG Richard Blanco Auxiliaries Officer LTJG Robert Gibson ElectHcal Officer CW02 Bill Fcsmlre Main Propulsion Assistant MMCM(SW) Don Simpson Engineering Master Chief leading Mcichinisl Mate MMFR Bobby Edwards Hendricks tSW) Benigno Basa Leading Engineman Dacumoft ' fcf MM 3 Gary Gill f -A Stephen Moore MM 2 Allen Hallstrom ran Nguyen urfts Dean EN2 John Henderson rl Ferdinand Ortega 19 , ( |IH|f-k W} J k In ' W ' sS ll i H»V v l 1 HBmii j EMCS(SW) Joven Hernandez Leading Chief Petty Officer IC3 Kari Dorstad Chacon Leading Petty Officer EM2 Rodrigo Felipe EM3 Timothy Jackson EMFN Jimmie Keller 92 EMFN Todd Repsold R Division DCCS(SW) Elijah Morris Leading Chief Petty Officer FN Miguel Alvarado (Or Leading Petty Officer DC3 Benjamin Antonian DCS Stephen Barnett HTl(SW)Tamra Bongolan HT2 Keith Stinson HT3 Eric White CAH-. I»l ■ B a ' : - ' » k . ■ V " v« ' ! V ' ' y i BT3 Jon-Paul Hirt BT2 Frank Irons BTFN Howard Larman III BTFA Vincei Lewis 9 M Division Ferris Leading Chief Petty Officer MM2 Joselito Baul M Crowe Leading Petty Officer MM3 Mark Bradford MM3 Jcffery Brown MM2 Robert Brown MMFN Reginald Knowlton MM3 Michael Pakula FN Juan Martinez MM3 Ramon Muliufi MM2 Juan Vargas MM2 Patrick ONeili FR Gregory Walters DECK 2 Ship ' s Bos ' n Johnson First Division Second Division Bryant Ship ' s Gunner Doty l« ) iiii(] Petty Offirer Roderick Acker First Division SN Robert AustermiUer SA Thomas Raskins Herman Leading Petty Officer SN Michael Bumim SA Walter Henley III SA Tracey Lewis K ' JKOU JI SA Christopher Lumpkin SA Yagnesh Majithia SA Wesley M.ison SA Joseph Rosenblatt III BM3 Edwin Morrison SN Rontancito Santos W r BM3 Thomas Slifer kM! SN Tommy Taulbee 32 in Thomas Vasconez ir ! ■ L SN Anthony Thompson onald Unison SA Masha White SN Bobby Wilhoit Second Division BMC(SW) Michael Graves Leading Chief Petty Officer 1 SA Robin Brooks Arthur Cornelius SN Efrain Flores SA Michael Can- SA Rodney Carter BM2 Thomas Kuntz SA Michael Fountain BB Ruminsli Leadir SA Christc Cochran Hill ,j sSK0 SA Craig Lussier SN Luis Mazurea McClurg SA DenisV Michaniw Rinehart SN John Roha SN Troy Sanchez a Rodriguez SN Cory Sous Third Division V Leading Gunner ' s Mate GMGSA Michael Graham GMGl Danny Hazlip SN Noel Ingram J i • ' W1 P- James Leading Fire Centre mmt r rt f GMGSA James Graham Hamlin Jensen iiim iiiiiM SA Christopher Jusino k SA very IcWiUianw Morgan Eric Sarraillon FC3 Aaron Keddington IG2 Randy Mazzaco ■r: ».«» ,..p..- FC3 Lester Sullivan GMGSN Re Landers GMG2 Scott McKinzie »A Richar Quiles SA Ronnie Wallier SA Christopher MiUer lasllio Ri GMG3 Tiger Woodyard - .1 : ' . Rase Division EMC Rolando Fontecha Leading Chief Petty Officer • Jjgarg ygcg MM3 Romeo Academia MM3 Christina Black ¥ SN Michael Cassidy Leading Petty Officer FA Bernardino Directo BM2 Hoskins illiam Freier ■ Mtt 4 MMl(SW) Wesley Parsons SA Robert Poskus EM2 Nelson Ramos EMI Joselito Reyes SN Cedric Thomas " OPERATIONS " 92 LT Henry Hul Operations Officer IG Mark Fiori CiC Officer LTJG Gail Calandrino EMO ENS Phil Cardweil Communications Officer OI Division OSC(SW) Ml Harris Leading Chief Petty Officer OS2 James Byrd OSS William Kramer S 2 OSS Troy CampbeU OSS Margaret Carino OSSN Tawana Nolen OSSN Fonda Wilson OSS Shawn Crane OS2 Barry Winick OE OW Division vj ETC Toni Di Leading Chief Petty Officer ET3 Steven Adamowski ET3 Wesley Robb ET2(SW) Antonio Garza Leading Petty Officer EW3 Rolando Andal ET2(SW) Clinton Brunner EW3 James Carr EW3 PhiUip West oc Division McRae Leading Signalman RMSN Richard Brown RMS Marcya Hiett « 2 RMl(SW) Michael Rosenberry Leading Radioman SM3 Lorrie Burch RM3 Williard Crawford RMSN Denise Homer RM3 Vicki Jorgensen RMS Steven Cunningham SMSN Pendanl Moore V( A. - RMS Melia Poeling SM3 Scottie Strong Whitley " ADMINISTRATION " ¥» LTJG Paul Schlise Navigator Admin Officer LTJG Mil Yi, CHC Ship ' s Chaplain PNC(SW) Margie GareUa Leading Personnelman YNl Joyce Starks Ship ' s Secretary MAC(SW) Jessie Adams Master At Arms X Division PC2(SW) Robert Alexander BM2 William Austin RP3 Rodney Jones YNSN Aaron Johnson PCSN Michael Lee YN3 Tamela Lewis PN3 Mark Meinhardt PN3 Scott O ' Conncr SN Jonathan Rabina i ' -2 " NAVIGATION " 49 Navigation Division QMC(SW) Magagio Eliapo Leading Chief Petty Officer QM3 David Peterson QMl(SW) Jack Blevins Leading Petty Officer SN Stephen Reese QMSN Mildred Vargas 50 Medical Dental 92 Medical Division HMl(SW) Tony Pickrell Leading Hospital Corpstnan HM2 Brian Isaacs HM3 Tricia Kratzer Supply 53 " McMahon Supply Officer 92 MSC Alexander Cruz Leading Mess Specialist LTJG Doranea Clark Disbursing Officer SKC Nfiguel Mendoza Leading Storekeeper ; IBr:A " j k SKl(SW) Noel Filipinas Leading Petty Officer SKSN Linden Bilag S-1 Division SK3 Wilfredo Felarca SK2 Patrick Burbridge SKSN Omar Campos SK3 John Galvan SKSN Jose Mabugat SKSN Kevin Dukes SKSN Michael Nichols 92 S-2 Division MSl(SW) Cesar Balancio Leading Petty Officer S-3 Division " AIR DEPARTMENT " Officer In Charge LTJG Pat Mrachek LTJG James Reid cwo2imnM Assistant OPS Admin Division Calimlim Officer Maintenance Officer 9 HC-11 Det6 Leading Chief Petty Officer AT2 Cheryl Age AMS3 Anthony Hester ADl Jesse Antes AMHl Ernest Bitsilly AD3 Dionisio Macanas AE2 Bonnie Brown Marquardt McAllister r.o AMH3 Ted Page ADS Benjamin Pankey Rennie Jcnntfer Rhinehart AE2 Victor Rurmb " " AEl Geoffrey Santner ADS Steven Staufenbiel AD2 Timott Timmons EOD n Mobile Unit Nine DET9 teven Paulus Officer in Charge GMC(SW AW DV PJ) Raymond Mautz Leading Chief Petty Officer OSl(SW PJ DV) Richard Hastings EM2(DV) Doug Keams 92 CALLS taiunri ' " ieuser m -: B RH M — - w iai w HAWAII R CLAYTON A CLEMMENS E CLIFT » CLOUES J CLOUCH B. COBK W O COBURN K E COC R COF ' M H C4 D L COi W, S. COI J COLLIi L L CC A CO B M B E J L R E H N R,F W, CI K. I C . E E P. » R O A. L. f W, C J. B, COX R EIWEIL Sic B E EMBREY COX J M EMERY ENS J M EMERY GMk: W V EMERY Sic S C ENCER Sk R ERICKSON J4«: S. J ERWIN m W. A ERWIN win C J ESTEP WS C E ESTES Sk F, J ESTES ► Fk L E ETCHASON KRjc R H, EULBERC SF)c E F EVANS Sk M E EVANS Sic P A EVANS Fic W. O EVANS COM A, A EWELL Sk C. EYED Sk )Mic AE FAj ' fK,, c ffTFECURCU iK; J FESS Jk c B FIELDS «c R FIELDS t. RE FIFE C. A FILKINS Sk H A FIRTH :« - LH FISCHER Sic COX I MATTK Fic RMk MATTk Sk COX Fjc Sk e ' ' W. ' M .- Oath of Enlistment MSC Villegas preparing for liberty call " -Vi .!,_VJt -.- " ' ' iSSX) Ouch! This hurts! -. V- Sr ' l ' ff I Pearl Harbor, Hawaii is the gateway to the Western Pacific. For FLINT it was a stop over on the way to and from our unusual deployment. REFTRA and Tigers were the highlights during our lengthy stay in beautiful Hawaii. The ultimate sacrifice for God and Country Philippines Mount Pinatubo The most talked about stop on any WESTPAC is Subic Bay, the " PI " . Olon- gapo and Magsaysay Drive are well known stops for any sailor on WEST- PAC. This time was an unusual down: to aid in the closing of Subic Bay Naval Base. To help bring about the end of an era is a strange thing to do. To many FLINT sailors, to be the last in WEST- PAC to pull in for liberty, it was a great honor indeed. Japanese Chinese Rest 44 M«9«aysay Drive, Olongapo City 22G0 Philippines SASEBO For MAI Pamela Medearis, this WESTPAC would prove to be a dream come true. In 1952, MAI Medearis was born Etsuko Gloria Yasuda, the daughter of a Marine Corps doctor and his Japanese fiancee. Days after she was born, her father was killed. MAI Medearis was placed in an orphanage for 4 years until she was adopted by a family from San Francisco. In the summer of 1992, FLINT made numerous stops in Sasebo. On July 13, after many months of searching, MAI Medearis and her mother were reunited after 38 years of separation. A dream come true. Sasebo was a sleepy little stop for the FLINT crew. Nagasaki was not too far away and brought home a lot of thoughts and feel- ings along with the brutal reality of war for those who ventured out. A large Japanese-style shop- ping mall near by opened up the minds of many a FLINT sailor into local customs and expenses! How many of us can claim that we paid $20 to eat at McDon- ald ' s in Sasebo, Japan? YOKOSUKA Im WH 7 t¥t- . ' m i® W WMS aIH miMY ' MM ' . a : %. - s:v ? " m c wf W mC " m mm | , t V Yokosuka was a quick stop for FLINT. Even with the little time we had, we were able to get out and sample the local culture. Some were fortunate enough to make it to Tokyo and see what " big city life " in Japan was like. For many others, this was an opportunity to sec old friends from previous duty assignments. The base offered many activities, from basketball to movies, and most importantly, phones to call loved ones. All in all, this was a pleasant stop and an opportunity to make that much need exchange and laundry runs. HONG F fc! " ! a mmmjjmB ■ iji . JSJ K M J - ' " 7 ' ' lii Si vinfi 1 AiJ: i " 1 v ' n ' li ' M i vB ' ' ' ' ' ' Nfli ■1 .....,,,„. P KTT 1 9 IH%| ' m i-i . 1 r 1 KONG Hong Kong was a well deserved lib- erty port for the FLINT. From Stanley Market to the streets of Kowloon, shopping bargains were successful in enticing many FLINT sailors to spend their hard earned dollars. The diverse nightlife offered something for every- one. A port that definitely had a little something for every FLINT sailor. SINGAPORE Hi Singapore was an unexpected stop for FLINT. Shortly before leav- ing Hong Kong, FLINT received word that the INGERSOLL was in a collision and needed to be down- loaded. Off we went. Singapore was a pleasant stop. Very clean and offered the most in electronics. The Singapore Sling show was most popular. The initial reason for com- ing to Singapore was a somber one but it turned out to be a very relax- ing time for all. _ ' - ' ' ' 1 1 Ht:4 GUAM : 5., Wk .3=? e--- ;i= ' ' . ' ' ' ■ ■i •s. i J • .-■- " --. T ' ' s ?- ■ IW - ' ' " f f- 5— . ■ ■- Guam was a short stop for the FLINT. It was the closest thing to home. The large exchange offered much shopping and electronics were the thing to buy. The island offered much diving, sight seeing and Ameri- can fast food. POHANG Pohang was finally a chance for HC-11 to prove themselves. Flight Quarters sounded early for the crew and aviators of FLINT each day of our stay in Pohang. It was worth it, for HC-11 and FLINT set the record for the most amount of ammo moved in the shortest amount of time. For our new chaplain. Chap- lain Yi, this was an opportunity to return to his motherland for the first time in 7 years. For those of us on liberty with Chaps, it was a fascinating learning experience. Jt M. m k Designer: SN Flores The following pages show the everyday life of a sailor on board FLINT. From chipping paint in Deck to welding in R Division, the true vision of a navy sailor comes to life. For those not in the Navy, here is a small glimpse of our " six month vacation " to the Western Pacific. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. A Gang A Gang is one division whose work takes them all over the ship. Whenever a piece of auxiliary equipment need maintenance or repair, A Gang is on call. From the emergency diesel generators to the reefers; from washers and dryers to air com- pressors, they know their job. These Enginemen and Machinist Mates stand Sounding Security watches and keep FLINT ' S small boats running in order to make " Liberty Call " a reality. ' 3 Axi m E Division E Division is composed of Electri- cian ' s Mates and Interior Communi- cation Electricians. The EM shop supplies the electrical power to FLINT and maintains the lighting and electrical distribution system. The IC shop is responsible for alarms, telephones, navigation, and most importantly, the movies! For E division, cruise has been a most " enlightening " experience. r ' m asiM-. ,,».!, 4lLirr 83 R Division R Division is a " jack of all trades " division. The division is responsible for training the crew in damage control, maintaining the sewage control system, all shipboard welding, emergency fire parties, and machining necessary parts. For some it is the most demanding job they will ever have. For others is the best time of their lives. Hats off to R Division in keeping FLINT safe and ready to fight on a moments notice. M Division H : km amsf m : The continuous operation of the many engines, compressors, gears, and other odd machinery aboard FLINT depends upon the skill of the Machinist Mates of M Division. They are responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of this machinery and excel at it. Working side by side with B Division, these " snipes " keep FLINT steaming to its next commitment. B Division B Division is responsi- ble for the efficient opera- tion, maintenance, and repair of the ship ' s boilers and associated equip- ment. These " snipes " spend their " hole " watch- es keeping a close eye on temperatures and pres- sures of FLINT ' S 3 boil- ers. Through the heat and noise, the BT ' s make sure there is plenty of steam to " answer all bells. " 86 First Division Keeping the weather decks forward of the superstructure ship shape is the job First Division. In addition to preservation and main- tenance, like their ship- mate ' s in Second Divi- sion, First Division stand bridge watches, man unrep stations and boat crews. These men and women have a job that combines tradition and skill. These sailors are definitely " salty dogs " . Second Division Second Division is responsible for the mainte- nance and upkeep of the Flight Deck and Aviation gear, the Captain ' s Gig, Officer ' s Motor Boat, two utility boats and the motor whale boat. The BM ' s of Second Division also augment bridge watches, man flight deck crews, and unrep stations. The pride, professionalism, and flexibility consistently displayed by the sailors of Second Division makes them second to none!! ■» A f %% f tf ' Division »•+ I Third Division is responsible for the ship ' s numerous cargo holds, 3 " gun mounts, CIWS, ready service lockers, 50cal gun mounts, and the versatile cargo deck. Third Division is made up of Gunner ' s Mates and Fire Control Tech ' s augmented by Magnum Force For West Pac ' 92, who all turn-to, breaking out the required cargo, getting ready for onload or offload s, VERTREP or CONREP. Third Division always gets the job done safely, professionally, and ahead of schedule. 89 RASE RASE Division is made up of Boatswain ' s Mates Electrician ' s Mates, and Machinists Mates. This division is responsible for maintaining the CONREP winches, tensioners, forklifts, and cargo hold elevators. This equipment is vital in order for FLINT to perform her mission. Underway replenishment is what FLINT is all about and RASE makes it happen. 90 1 • ' J ADMIN f Admin is the axis around which all the paper- work on the ship revolves. The personnelmen are responsible for over 400 enlisted service records, related orders, and anything else that comes up or down the chain of command. The yeomen are responsible for the officers onboard the ship. Included in Admin is the ship ' s Chap- lain. Chaps takes care of the spiritual and men- tal well being of the crew, day or night. The postal clerks ensure that the crew is kept happy on a daily basis with two little words, " Mail Call " . And last, but definitely not least, is the Master at Arms force. MAI Meaderis and her crew keep discipline in tack onboard FLINT. 91 Navigation " Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main ... " Keeping FLINT pointed in the right direction to get us from Point A to Point B is the sole responsibility of the Navigator and his QM ' s. From bridge watches to shooting stars and sun lines, the Quartermasters keep an accurate plot of the ship ' s position using the most mod- ern equipment and yet most basic princi- ples. Without these dedicated watch- standers, FLINT may never find Point A. Medical Some of the most patient people on FLINT are the Hospital Corpsmen of Medical Department. From seeing patients in sick call to ensuring that medical and dental appoint- ments are made and kept, Medical is an extremely busy place. If it ails you, ask the Doc!! OI Operations Department is made up of three distinct divisions: OI, OE OW and OC. The Operations Special- ists of OI keep the " Big Pic- ture " as FLINT sails the bounding seas; the Electron- ic Technicians keep the equipment running, the Elec- tronic Warfare Specialists keep their eyes and ears open for " them " . The Radiomen and Signalmen keep us in touch with the outside world. Without this department, FLINT would not be able to " operate " . 94 oc OE OW fl . , 95 Supply Supply Department onboard FLINT is com- prised of four divisions: S-1 is the ship ' s stores division run by the SK ' s. The store- rooms carry over 2,000 line items, repair parts, tmd con- sumables and the SK ' s mfm- age over a million dollar budget annually. S-2 is the food service division that provides enlisted members and officers with nutritioncd meals through outstanding preparation and service by the mess specialists. S-3 includes the Ship ' s store. Barber Shop, Laundry and vending machines. The SH ' s provide convenience cind reliable services for the crew. And where would we be on liberty without the DK ' s in S-4 division? Broke!! These are the guys that make payday a reality. 96 Air Det From the moment HC-11 Det 6 arrived onboard, they played a vital role in the success of WEST- PAC ' 92. Early in the cruise the Air Det provided logistical and training support for REFTRA. Later, they flew many hours hon- ing their VERTREP skills in preps for the largest Airhead Operation in WESTPAC history at Pohang, Korea. The Air Det transferred over 2,000 tons of ammunition in less than five days. By the end of WESTPAC, Sideflare 72 and 73 accumulated nearly 800 mishap-free flight hours. EOD Onboard for WESTPAC 92 was Detachment Nine of Explosive Ord- nance Disposal Mobile Unit Nine, homeported at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA. They provid- ed FLINT and the WESTPAC op areas with a mobile and highly effi- cient EOD team that could meet any explosive incident head-on. Along the way, the Det had opportunity to liaison with a Royal Navy EOD Salvage team and a R.O.K. Special Forces team. Addi- tional highlight of the cruise includ- ed the Korean onion farm ordnance incident, providing EOD response and support to the severely dam- aged USS INGERSOLL (DD-990), and being one of the last EOD detachments to operate out of Subic Bay Naval Sataion, Philip- pines. It will never be the same, but we won ' t be soon forgotten. 1 3,3k. 99 " They $ay the chaplain has a church in every port. w yjH 1 nl f Kiui ' ' n B I H tfei -1 ■■■■■■ H . ■■■ ■HHi ' 106 107 USS Flint (AE-32) Basketball Te 1992 Noh KHi Arena Jiiantps 108 msm Flight Deck Crew " ■« 1F 1 ■L , 1 j[ " " ' ' ' " j Biife ' 1 109 . DC Standdown liss EK Standdown was an opportunity for all crew members to " strut their stuff " and prove their damage control abilities. The DCA and her instructors from R division put on a show demon- strating everything from pipe patching to donning an OBA, from hose han- dling to emergency egress. With plen- ty of opportunity to get well, all hands jumped in head first and not only demonstrated their excellent skills but le arned along the way. Thanks to the superb instructors from R Division, the day was a total success! Ill Tiger Cruise 112 Taco Night!! Sundae Night » 11 •» 113 HOMECOMING WELCOME HOME I August 20, 1992 115 Promotions LTJG Richard Blanco LTJG Doranea Clark LTJG Mark Fiori Surface Warfare Officer LTJG Paul Schlise LTJG Bob Gibson Surface Warfare Supply Corps LTJG Doranea Clark 116 Advancements OS3 Troy Campbell QMl Robert Chanterie OSS Shawn Crane SK3 Wilfred Felarca OSS Gary Gipson HT3 Wayne Holbrook EMS Harold Jackson OSS Andrew Johnson HMS Tricia Kratzer BMS Michael Lisenbee SMS Pendana Moore MMS Jeremy Sisson BMS Tim Stateczny HTS Eric White OS2 Barry Winick ENS Juette Danns Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist MMC(SW) Alan Ferris MMl(SW) Scott Crowe BTl(SW) Tim Sullivan SHl(SW) Herbert Orr MMS(SW) Rodel Dungca MAC(SW) Jesse Adams RMl(SW) Mike Rosenberry MMl(SW) Wesley Parsons BMl(SW) Thomas Ruminski W-er SLStacs SN Cfaristofifaer Lee 41i6 3oz MSSN Braodan Dvkm 11 Ik 4 az OSSN Tros Lea Lee 31b 18az BM2 Steven Ada Bose 7fe62oz BM2 David Mrs. Benzel CaKi9 ie aca SftsOoz BM3 bene 3 Ib 15 oz Q f2B0bert 1m 13 oz 92 MM2 Daniel Lisa OneiD Casev " 8 lbs 4 ' oz MM2 ABen Beth Halstrom 7acheT Allen 7 lbs 4 oz -AMS3 Harrv Marvlin McaDister Daug iter 6lis 2 oz SN Feliciano Rose Rios JulJen Sean 7 l s 6 oz WESTPAC 1992 lis cruise of ours started the ninth of March wrfh lots of exc±tenkeai any plenty of starch We went to HamaS for a short Ihtie stay and we started our isJt with the crew out to play The observers came era and asked us to pay saying it uas time for the ship to go through REFTRA We thought it was goina to be really tough bat it ended up being some pretty soft stuff We left out from there heading west once again knowing at our next stop the work u ouki begin The next time we docked u as in a land called Pi on a hot humid day with a beautiful sky The ship did it ' s loading setting records of course since there was the forming of the Magnum Force The force uas made using parts of the crew and the uork that they did uas outstanding n ' s true Upon us leaving P.I. heading tott-ard Sas-ebo what was king ahead the crew didn t know The ship anchored out as far as the eye could see and we had to ride boats to get liberty Then there u as ' okosuka another port in Japan So far ue were sticking to our original plan Upon OUT depaatetre beadiog back to P.I. the Peso ' s mrare teadif for the tiangs we. coudd ha On tiBs aext adveirtmre the sea ' s were so cafaai you co dteM we were headed to the isiastd of Guam Witfasead ali set we were tead ' to 30 d viliese ' s tmr next stop back in old Sasebo TIms tiBK viien we 1 the locals said " See Ya, hope you have a good tsae when 90a get to Korea. ' Once we arriced it was the Air EKet ' s turn to show us all the tim s that tbey d learned The money we spent uas on leathers and shoes the shoffs were not many but aith plenty to cboose More than half of the cruise has already gone by nou where are we beaded once again to P.I. The next trip w,a.s shon about a day long and the next time we stopped we were in Hong Kong This port that we picked was done deliberately for th ' e sp ' cial purpose of some good liberty The tours that v.e took ueren ' t alw-ays fre« but once in Kowioon started our shopping spree The ship got painted by roe re K a feu and the leader of them was old Man. Sue We thnti rt we a«re to go to SaipoB bot dielast ttere was a olplaa Tlien Singapore was our BoA port of csM toreader , to ehrdkelNGEMtSOLL As we pided into port aad looked aft her aide the gaA tlBt we saw kwiced Oirf feet wide next in the very sajr.e - a . in Sasebo and Yoko w bad sooK deja% ' due to faeac iai and extia dae we i£d qtay Then it was ba ck to P. I. I ' m here to leD for one last isst and a final fare»)efl We took off for just three weeks awm " o-ur Last stop is Hauaii for a three day stay The tigers were ha ipg to be wHk tiieir bived a and bead for the bar WESTPAC ini ' — BMl Scx3« Mac 4 119 STAFF Editor: LT Susan M. Buxton Art Design: HTl(SW) Tami Bongolan Assistant Editor: LTJG Bob Gibson Photography: LT Susan M. Buxton EMFN Jim Keller Layout: LT Susan M. Buxton LTJG Bob Gibson Photo and Art Submissions LCDR Cash LTJG Calandrino LTJG Gibson EW3 West SN McClurg Tech Assist: LTJG Schlise LTJG Yi LT Miles ET2 Garza PNC Garella HT3 Wayne Holbrook SN Chris Lumpkin and anyone I have forgotten to mention!!! Well, we finally made it home. It was a long and lonely cruise, but a unique and honorable one all the same. We were given the opportunity to s ee the end of an era in PI. The distinction as the last ship to visit PI is not one to sneer at. We made many stops along the way and learned a lot. For some, this was their third cruise in 2 years. For others, we were given a chance to see the rest of the world. In the true meaning of " Crew ' s Book " , I thank all those people that helped me make this book a reality and hopefully these will become memories you can tell your grandchildren about some day. Best luck to all who have served. Fair winds and following seas — Editor 120 m Walswortti PublisMng Conipatty Marceline. 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