Fort Fisher (LSD 40) - Naval Cruise Book

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iXL,..X . ' :.: ' ;v ;• ' .■ H- ■■■ - ' X-y T ' : ' ' ' ' v ---.,?- . .: ' ' V- ' --V. ' - r ' ■ BfciA 5.f ' t V .VfV . ' . ■■-- ' . r. ■J ' M WV «!F w ith our ninth deployment now past, I can say with confidence that it was a resounding success. This is true for three reasons. First, even as Cold War assumptions have faded into the past, and the " New World Order " has come upon us, Fort Fisher has maintained her standing as an effective instru- ment of national policy. Fort Fisher made her first excursion into the Arabian Gulf on this deployment, and staged a significant amphib- ious landing at Kuwait City, little more than a year after the Iraqi occupation. Our Amphibious Ready Group proved to be an ideal force for humanitarian and other non-traditional missions, which are becoming increas- ingly important in today ' s world. We were among the first ships on the scene in East Africa, preceding Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. The second reason our deployment was so successful became clear only after our re- turn. In early 1993, we learned that we had won the coveted Battle Efficiency Award, and nearly all Mission Area Excellence Awards. The Battle " E " was a direct result of our performance during deployment, and it was a crowning achievement for the ship. We also managed to have a little fun while we were away. That ' s the third reason for our success. Despite the long hours and the demanding nature of our work, we found time for recreation and sightseeing, shipboard activities, and liberty ashore. We particu- larly enjoyed our visits to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia. I attribute our total success to the hard work and dedication of the crew. Every depart- ment played its part, and we distinguished ourselves in every way. Of course, it was our families and friends who provided the support and encouragement we needed to hold fast until the end. Part of the credit is theirs. I am very privileged to have led this crew, and I am proud of our achievements while on deployment and since our return. Fair winds and following seas to all! Commander John T. Nawrocki Commanding Officer USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40) The Ship rort Fisher takes her name from a Confederate stronghold which stood at mouth of the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. The fort guarded the last major Con- federate port to be closed by Union Forces, and was the site of most ex- tensive land-sea battle of the Civil War. Fort Fisher ' s keel was laid in Bos- ton Naval Shipyard in Quincy, Mas- sachusetts, and she was commis- sioned on December 9, 1972. Her original home port was Long Beach, California, but in 1973, she moved to San Diego, where she has remained ever since. Fort Fisher ' s main mission is to transport landing craft and U.S. Ma- rine Corps troops and equipment to an amphibious objective area and carry out a waterborne assault. Her primary physical feature is her well deck, which extends from the stern forward approximately three-quarters of the length of the ship. Cargo and vehicles can be brought into the well by landing craft or by use of the ship ' s two 50-ton cranes. The well deck can be flooded to launch and re- cover boats through the stern gate. In addition. Fort Fisher has a flight deck for cargo transport by helicop- ter. The ship is capable of handling the largest type of helicopter in use today, the CH-53. The flight deck can also carry cargo and vehicles if the need arises. The ship has two 3-inch twin gun mounts, which can engage surface targets or be used in a limited shore bombardment role, and two Close-in Weapons Systems (CIWS) for missile defense. She is also armed with a 25mm chain gun and six .50 caliber machine guns for defense against fast patrol boats and other small craft. Today, Fort Fisher carries out her mission in very much the same way she did in 1972 — with one signifi- cant exception. In 1988, she was mod- ified to house and support the latest add ition to the Navy ' s amphibious arsenal: the LCAC. The LCAC (Landing Craft, Air Cushion) is a high-speed hovercraft that rides on an air-filled, rubber skirt, and is capable of striking over the horizon. Because the craft rides on a cushion of air, it can cross beaches inaccessible to conventional water- borne craft, and deliver its cargo in- land over rough terrain. While her main mission is amphib- ious warfare. Fort Fisher ' s design makes her highly capable of perform- ing a variety of secondary missions. For example, in 1978, she patrolled off South Vietnam and rescued a U.S. yacht temporarily held by the North Vietnamese. In 1988, she twice tran- sited the Panama Canal to transport three new LCACs from Panama City, Florida, to their new home in Camp Pendleton, California. In 1991, Fort Fisher supported counter-narcotics operations off the coast of Mexico and Central America. On this latest deployment, she par- ticipated in an exercise noncombatant evacuation off Okinawa. In the Ara- bian Gulf, Fort Fisher staged a mari- time interdiction exercise with the co- operation of a Qatari merchant vessel, reportedly the first such exercise in- volving an actual merchant ship and an amphibious vessel. Excellence in the performance of both the conventional and the uncon- ventional have earned Fort Fisher her reputation for professionalism and adaptability. In a Navy where am- phibious warfare is becoming ever more intimately linked with the na- tion ' s military strategy. Fort Fisher has a undeniably crucial role to play. The Captain CDR, Jr lU - Commander Nawrocki is a native of Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating with a Bachelor of Science De- gree in Latin American Studies. He was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy in June 1975. From 1976 through 1978, Commander Nawrocki ' s first sea tour was aboard USS Niagara Falls (AFS-3) as First Division Officer, Combat Information Center Officer, and Electronics Material Officer. This was followed by an assignment to Navy Re- cruiting District, Portland, Oregon, as an Officer Recruiter from 1979 to 1981. He subsequently served aboard USS Hull (DD-945) as Operations Officer from 1981 to 1982, and aboard USS Alamo (LSD-33) as First Lieutenant from 1983 to 1984. In 1985 and 1986, Commander Nawrocki served at Operational Test and Evalua- tion Forces Detachment, Sunnyvale, California, as Operational Test Director for the Tactical Flag Command Center, an acquisition project sponsored by the Chief of Naval Operations. In 1987, Commander Nawrocki returned to USS Alamo (LSD 33) for a second tour, this time as Executive Officer. From August 1988 to 1989, Com- mander Nawrocki served on the staff of Commander, Amphibious Squadron Nine as Staff Operations and Readiness Officer. Commander Nawrocki reported as Commanding Officer USS Fort Fisher (LSD 40) after completing studies at the United States Army War College. His personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), the Humanitarian Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal (two awards). Commander Nawrocki is married to the former Pamela K. Hummel of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. They have one daughter, Naomi. The Captain and the PACE Instructor. Commanding Officers USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40) CAPTGeneF Gauthier CDR Clyn M, Thompson CDR John F Gamboa CAPT Kenneth R Barry CDR Nigel E, Parkhurst CDR Richard C Williams III CDR Arthur J, Gilbert CDR Edward P Anglim CDR Thomas F Radich CDR John T. Nawrocki 9 Dec 72- 17 74 V Sep 74- 3 76 i Dec 76- 22 78 11 Dec 78- 27 81 27 Mar 81 - 24 83 H Mar 83- 15 85 13 Jun 85- 24 87 24 Oct 87- 8 89 B Dec 89- 17 92 1 Jan 92- Present The Captain presents Project Handclasp materials to Robert K xiakkadan, ssistMtWmclj e Amana Mission Center in Muscat, Oman. 1 1 f-Iarry S Truman Commander-in-Chief 1945-1953 41. LCDR ROPfALD W. ZAPERACtl EXECUTIVE OFFICER JUriE 1991-AUGUST 1992 I Lieutenant Commander Zaperach attended Pennsylvania State University, where he majored in Metallurgical En- gineering until enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1972. He advanced to Personnelman Second Class prior to selection for the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program in 1975. He received his commission in 1979 upon graduation from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Lieutenant Commander Zaperach ' s assignments include At- tack Squadron Thirty-five on board USS America (CVA-66); Gunnery and Nuclear Weapons Officer, ship ' s Navigator, and Flagship Navigator for Commander Amphibious Squadron Six onboard USS Shreveport (LPD-12); Deception Planner at Fleet Composite Operational Readiness Group Two; Opera- tions Officer on board USS Harlan County (LST-1186) and USS Raleigh (LPD-1); and First Lieutenant on board USS Lex- ington (AVT-16). Upon leaving Fort Fisher in August of 1992, Lieutenant Commander Zaperach returned to the East Coast, where he joined the U.S. Atlantic Command Headquarters Current Operations Division. Lieutenant Commander Zaperach wears the Navy Commen- dation Medal (with one star). Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (with two stars). Good Con- duct Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with one star). Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Southwest Asia Service Medal. Lieutenant Commander Zaperach is married to the former Deborah June Castle of Eupora, Mississippi. They have one son, Jonathan Presley. I Once a PN, always a PN. LCDR Thomas R. Williams Executive Officer August 1992 ' Present Lieutenant Commander Williams is an Auburn University graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy in March 1979. LCDR Williams served his first sea tour in 1980-1982 as Auxiliaries Officer, Boilers Division Officer, and Main Propulsion Assistant aboard USS Decatur (DDG 31). He spent his next tour on USS New Jersey (BB 62) as the recommissioning Boilers Officer, serving from 1982-1984. After completing the Surface Warfare Officers School Department Head course in 1985, LCDR Williams re- ported to USS Alamo (LSD-33) as Chief Engineer. Departing Alamo in 1987, he was made Chief Engineer for a second tour, this time aboard USS Buchanan (DDG 14), where he remained until 1989. From March 1989 through March 1990, LCDR Williams attended the Navy War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in National Policy and Strategic Studies. Concurrently, he at- tended Salve Regina College and earned a Master of Arts degree in International Relations. In 1990, LCDR Williams began a two year tour as a Navy Operations Action Officer at U.S. Central Com- mand, eight months of which he spent in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in the Central Command Joint Operations Center during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. LCDR Williams ' personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), the Navy Ex- peditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. COMMAFiD MASTER CHIEF A native of Kansas City, Kansas, MMCM(SW) C.J. Johnson has spent his entire Naval career in San Diego. After completing boot camp in 1972, he was assigned to " M " Division aboard USS Prairie (AD-15). In 1978, he joined the SIMA Flame Spray Shop as Leading Petty Officer. He was transferred to USS Albert David (FF- 1050) in 1979, serving as " A " and " M " Division LPO. Beginning in 1980, he spent seven years aboard USS Ranger (CV-61) as Leading Chief Petty Officer for " A " Division. In 1987, he was assigned as Re- ceiving and Outfitting Division Officer at the Recruit Training Com- mand. His current tour as Fort Fisher ' s Command Master Chief began in 1992. As Command Master Chief, he is the direct link between the ship ' s enlisted crew and the Commanding Officer. He acts as a coun- selor and a mediator to help resolve disputes, and he administers a va- riety of command-wide programs. An old machinist ' s mate adjusts the ventilation for Arabian Gulf conditions. Department Heads Chief Engineer Operations Officer Supply Officer LT Patrick H. Hoover First Lieutenant LT Brent L. Leatherman LT Charles A. Patterson Navigator 10 LTJG Daniel P. Mugge LT Joseph K. Flaherty Officer in Charge Assault Craft Unit 5 Det. B LT Bradley C. Hermsen LTJG Donald J. Terril! " M " Special Assistants MMCM(SW) Jeffrey K. Carson Division Officer until October 1992, LTJG Terrill spent the final months of the cruise preparing to relieve Master Chief Carson as Main Propulsion Assistant — the Chief Engi- neer ' s right-hand man. Working closely with the " M " and " B " Division Officers, the MPA keeps the ship ' s boilers steaming and her main engines turning. LTJG John P. Clifton CWO2 Vincent B. Montgomery T he title " Ship ' s Boatswain " passed from LTJG Clifton to CWO2 Montgomery in August 1992. What the MPA is to the Chief Engineer, the Bos ' n is to the First Lieutenant: an assistant, a coordinator, a technical expert who keeps a watchful eye on every evolution. A small man with a big voice, LT Voth juggled dual roles as " A " Division Officer and " E " Division Officer un- til his transfer to instructor duty at Newport, Rhode Is- land, in June 1992. With more time aboard than any other officer in the Wardroom when he departed in August 1992, LT Pfiffner was relieved as ship ' s Navi- gator by LTJG Mugge. LT Daniel E. Voth LT David J Pfiffner CW04 Ellis ' tenure as the ship ' s Damage Control Assis- tant prior to deployment was so memorable that " DCA " became more of a personal name than a title. However, his official WESTPAC ' 92 service was as 2nd Division Officer. Mr. Schlieper, an instruc- tor for the Navy ' s Program for Afloat College Education (PACE), spent nearly five months aboard Fort Fisher teaching the crew mathemat- ics and business for college credit. CW04 Wilfred E. Ellis Mr. James Schlieper 11 A IV I § Division is charged with keep- ing the ship ' s auxiliary ma- chinery humming, including the diesel generators, the cranes, the small boats, the anchor windlasses, the air conditioners, the washing machines, the water heaters, the refrigera- tors, and the galley appliances, among other things. If the ship ' s services falter, LT Ketcham and his gang of repairmen will be the first to hear of it. ' A " Division Officer Leading Chief Petty Officer B Division ' s patron saint is Rob- ert Fulton, the father of the stean boat. The boiler techni- cians fill the ship ' s million-gallon fuel tanks, en- sure the fuel is fit for consumption, then feed the mix to the ship ' s two fiery boilers. The result is steam — lifeblood of Fort Fisher ' s main machinery. " B " Division Officer Leading Chief Petty Officer Boiler Technician ENS Gerard J. Hernandez BTC(SW) O. V. Alexander. Jr. D E P A R T M E 7Y T 13 14 15 E N G I n E E R I n G E Division ' s electrician ' s mates maintain the flow of electrons to vital machinery, as well as every electrical convenience aboard ship. The IC- men ensure that the ship ' s displays and indicators are reading out correctly, and keep Fort Fisher talk- ing to itself through internal telephone circuits and speakers. Electrical Officer Leading Chief Petty Officer Electrician s Mate mimui Interior Communications Electrician ENS Mark K. Brubaker EMC(SW)Jon E Schwartz " X It ' f " WLK I I Division is well-stocked with l r I machinist ' s n ates to repair _ X M. and maintain the ship ' s mas- W sive main engines, and the auxiliary machinery ro- tating and reciprocating in the Main Spaces. M " Division Officer Leading Chief Petty Officer E n G I n E E R I n G D E F A R T M E n T 19 20 jm FRAL £. Gator ' 7? X division ' s DC-men make a bad situation better. In case of fire, flooding, or other battle damage, their cardinal principle is rapid response, and they lead the crew in preserving the ship ' s survivability. The HTs are welders and industrial workers who maintain, repair, and rebuild the hull ' s interior and exterior tructures. MRs use precision machining tools to overhaul and fabricate component parts for the ship ' s machinery. Damage Control Assistant Leading Chief Petty Officer Damage Con trolman Hull Technician Machinery Repairman CW02 Dale Scott Houst HTC(5W) Phillip W. Johnson E n G I N E E R I N G 22 5c o p E R A T I O n s DC " Division is the ship ' s link to the outside world. Signalmen prac- tice the oldest forms of ship-to-ship communica- tion, using signal flags, flashing lights, and sema- phore. Radiomen use electronics, electromagnetics, and satellite technology to transmit and receive the high volume of voice and message traffic passing between the far-flung ships and shore stations of the U.S. Navy. Communications Officer Leading Master Chief Radioman Signalman ENS Alan W. Abbs RMCM(SW) Russel W. Potter 25 OE " o p division performs the sleight-of-hand neces- sary to keep the ship ' s electronics — radio transceivers, radar antennas and scopes, and all associated equipment — func- tioning correctly in the invisible world of the elec- tromagnetic spectrum. Electronics Material Officer OI " W f ' Division is on constant watch in the Combat Information Center underway. OSs keep a listening ear on voice radio circuits, and a watchful eye on the radar scopes and navigational charts. They assist the Officer of the Deck and his bridge team in guiding the ship through all her operations. The EWs — also on watch in CIC — monitor and interpret the electromag- netic signals constantly pulsing around the ship and giv- ing clues to those who know what to look for. CIC Officer Leading Chief Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Technician Operations Specialist ENS Michael T. Neidigh OSQSW) William F. Nolan o F E R A T I O Pf S D E F A R T M E N T y mmms 28 1st Division Officer 1st Division ' s boatswain ' s mates own the ship ' s forecastle, including her twin an- chors. They man the forward lines when the ship is mooring, and assist in many deck evolu- tions. D E C K D E P A R T M E n T 2nd Division, the largest on the ship, is the backbone of the deck force. Theirs is the well deck, the flight deck, the ship ' s sides, and the boats and cranes. They n an the after lines during mooring, and provide generous nnanpower whenever heavy work is ordered. The starting place for many new recruits, 2nd Division offers a first taste of the rigors of deck seamanship. 2nd Division Officer SR Eduardo Manzanaies. Jr. Leading Chief Petty Officer Boatswain s Mate ENS Gregory H. Carter BMQSW) Everett C. Hopper 30 31 32 Weapons Division ' s FCs defend against anti-ship missiles using their two rap- id-fire CIWS mounts. The gunner ' s mates man and maintain the ship ' s big guns, as well as her arsenal of small arms. Weapons Officer Leading Chief Petty Officer W Fire Controlman Gunners Mate FCC(SW) Joseph C. Salgado CMC(SW) Regis C. Morhssey ■aO GMGl(SW} CJance Hammond (One vevv Janre Individual) D E C K D E P A R T M E n T 33 34 It has been said that three things are instant career-killers if mishandled: classified docu- ments, communications security material, and . . . money. The last of these danger zones is the es- tablished home of the Disbursing Officer, who main- tains complete responsibility for the considerable for- tune entrusted to him. The DISBO also acts as the Supply Officer ' s primary assistant, and a sort of super division officer, watching over all four divisions of Supply Department. S-1 Division is the starting point for all of the ship ' s equipment and supplies. The SKs handle all supply orders and maintain the ship ' s stock of replacement parts and consumable items. Storekeeper Disbursing Officer LTJCBenF. Thalrose Leading Chief Petty Officer SKQSW) Carlos M. Ebalo S-2 Division, the ship ' s cooks and bakers, manage the Wardroom and the en- listed mess, serving hundreds of thousands of individual meals in the course of a six- month deployment, and preparing many Steel Beach picnics and birthday meals. Mess Management Specialist Leading Chief Petty Officer Messdeck Master-At-Arms 3 BMl Melchor V. Domino lJfSC(SW) Winefredo C®{ Pineda s u F F L Y D E F A R T M E n T 35 36 Division ' s SHs attend to the crew ' s everyday needs at sea, cutting hair, washing laundry, supplying sodas, nd managing the ship ' s store. Leading Chief Petty Officer SHQSW) Samuel L Macaraeg s u F F L Y s- 4 Division, two DKs under the direct supervision of the Disbursing Of- ficer, handles financial records, cashes checks, and pays the crew twice monthly. m DKl Gabriel Q. Matic DKSN Gabriel E. Guerrero ' 38 " J avigation division assists the Navigator in I B planning the ship ' s navigational track and X M. monitoring the ship ' s progress along her designated course. QMs apply corrections to their extensive library of charts, and stand duty as mas- ter helmsmen and bearing takers during piloting and other special evolutions. Quartermaster Leading Master Chief QMCM(SW) David A. Teem, Sr. " X " Division — so named because of its irregular composition — is primarily responsible for shipboard administration. The YNs perform secre- tarial and clerical work for the Captain and the Ex- ecutive Officer, while maintaining officer records and a library of Navy instructions. The PNs write orders, keep track of crew members gained and lost, and handle the crew ' s service records. Leading Chief Petty Officer PNQSWjAngelito P. Marquez Personnelman Yeoman 7Y A V I G ! A T I O N D E F A R T M E n T 39 D E F A R T N E n T A one-man post office under the supervision of the Postal Officer (LTJG Mugge), PC3 Jenkins performs all the duties expected of his civilian counterparts in the Postal Service. Medical Division ' s senior representative is an independent duty corpsman. He and his team are trained in first aid and minor surgery, patient care and transportation, prescrip- tions and laboratory work, sanitary inspections, and clerical duties. 40 Hospital Corpsman HMJ Kenneth M. Vititoe HW Brandon J. Burns Chief Master-at-Arms Command Career Counselor 3-M Coordinator MAC Richard W. Denham Nicknamed " the Sheriff, " the CMAA is the ship ' s sole expert on disciplinary and security matters. He assists in the enforcement of regulations, conducts investiga- tions, and takes part in the ship ' s correctional and rehabilitative pro- grams. NCQSW) George T. Cortese, Jr. As the ship ' s only Navy Coun- selor, NCC Cortese offers voca- tional guidance and looks out for the professional interests of Fort Fisher sailors. He administers ad- vancement examinations, provides correspondence courses, and guides crewmembers down their chosen career paths. ENCS(5W) Josefino T. Sadural The Maintenance Material Man- agement (3-M) Coordinator, also the Ship ' s Maintenance Material Officer, oversees the ship ' s equip- ment maintenance program and keeps track of work assigned to outside agencies. r = 7Y A V I G A T I O Pf D E P A R T M E n T 41 A S S A U L T C R A F T U n I T D E T B The Swift Intruders Assault Craft Unit Five Detachment Bravo con- tains all the specialists necessary to run two self-contained Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCACs): boatswain mates, gas turbine engineers, hull technicians, operations specialists, electronics techni- cians, an engineman, a yeoman, a storekeeper, and a mess management specialist. Highly independent once launched from the ship ' s well deck, LCACs 32 and 33 carry Marines and their equipment to the beach at speeds in excess of 35 knots. Craftmaster LCAC 32 Craftmaster LCAC 33 BMQSW) Scott K. Krefft BMQSW) Tony D. Sevilla 42 A S S A U L T C R A r T U n I T D E T B 43 Beach Master Unit 1 Det B Beach Master Unit One Detachment Bravo, a teann of three boatswain ' s mates and one construc- tionman, precedes ACU-5 to the beach, clears the shoreline of obstructions, and guides incoming LCACs down the terminal approach lane with vi- sual markers and radio communications. 44 Cruise Lo _ t Officer in tactical command: Ships in company: Commands embarked aboard Fort Fisher: Fort Fisher ' s Marine contingent: May 28 May 28 - June 4 June 4 June 5-19 June 19-20 June 21-22 June 23-25 June 26 -July 1 July 1-6 July 6-12 July 12-22 July 22 July 23 July 25 July 26-29 July 28 July 29 Aug. 4 Aug. 4-15 Aug. 19 Aug. 20-28 Aug. 29 - Sept. 7 Sept. 8-10 Sept. 10 Sept. 13-20 Sept. 21 Sept. 23-24 Sept. 30 - Oct. 12 Oct. 12-14 Oct. 14-19 Oct. 19-26 Oct. 26 - Nov. 6 Nov. 6-7 Nov. 7-16 Nov. 13 Nov. 16-17 Nov. 17-25 Nov. 25 , cross Indian Ocean , enter Arabian Gulf CAPT Braden J. Phillips, Commander Amphibious Squadron One U5S Tarawa (LHA-1) USS Ogden (LPD-5) USS Schenectady (LST-1185) Assault Craft Unit 5 Det B Beach Master Unit 1 from 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Battalion Landing Team 1 4: 1st Battalion Battery Bravo Light Armored Infantry Platoon Combat Engineering Platoon Marine Service Support Group Beginning of 1992 deployment Cross Eastern Pacific In port Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Cross Western Pacific Exercise Valiant Usher 92-7 off the coast of Okinawa In port Buckner Bay, Okinawa Transit Straits of Taiwan In port Hong Kong Cross South China Sea In port Singapore Transit Straits of Malacca, Transit Straits of Hormuz Anchor at Sitrah anchorage off the coast of Bahrain Exit Arabian Gulf In port Muscat, Oman Donate Project Handclasp humanitarian supplies to Al Amana Mission in Muscat, Oman Enter Arabian Gulf Anchor off coast of Kuwait Operation Eager Mace 92-3 off coast of Kuwait Maritime intercept exercise with Qatari merchant In port Bahrain Conducting exercises in Arabian Gulf In port Jebel Ali Exit Arabian Gulf Patrolling coast of East Africa in support of Pakastani troop airlift to Mogadishu, Somalia, as part of relief effort Wog Day (Crossing the Equator ceremony) In port Mombasa, Kenya Cross Indian Ocean In port Perth, Australia Valiant usher 93-1 off coast of Australia In port Perth, Australia Cross South Pacific, transit Western Pac Brief fuel stop in Guam Cross Western Pacific Cross International Date Line Friday In port Pearl Harbor Cross Eastern Pacific, Tiger Cruise Return to San Diego AA t. ' ' ' z, 1 SftM DIEGO . HOMG KOMG 7 KUWAIT 10. MOMBASA I3.MAUJAXX 2.HAUJAIX 3.0KIMA )Jft S Sir APORE ( . OlYlAN aBflHRAINJ 9.Je:BE-L ALX 1 I.AUSTRALIA 12. GUA|Y] • m ■ A -, ■» -- tiitifm • ' -r- ibove: The view from Victoria Peak to r) IC2 Carvajal (USS ) joins his old Fort Fisher )les — EM FN Rosaly, ICFN lies, and SM3 Wolfe — as they If the Star Ferry. ipfi t ing (.jdraen Port of call Hong Kong (pop. 5.7 million) Affiliation: Member of British Commonwealth (control reverts to Red China in 1997) Why we went: Liberty Languages: Chinese, English Industries: Textiles, apparel, tour- ism Currency: Hong Kong dollar ($ 7 6 HK = $ 1 US) Best buys: China, silk, clothing, diamonds and gemstones H O Ti 7Y G .« « AS -:- yr ' -■ ' - ' ' Ji tS 1 %•%] « ; ir_sr " ■» m % II 1. ISi nl .:,.,.■ iifW ? ,;it ' ' -jf; ji - ' ;5j SINGAPORE - ' ' ■ 3n ,, Ik ' 1 ' ill I Port of call Singapore (pop. 2.8 million) Affiliation: Independent member of British Commonwealth Why we went: Ship maintenance Ethnic groups: Chinese, Malays, Indian, Arab Languages: Chinese, Malay, Tamil, English Industries: Shipbuilding, oil refining, elec- tronics, banking, textiles, tourism Currency: Singapore dollar ($ 1.6 SP = $ 1 US) Best buys: Silk, clothing, consumer electron- -!. ,f ' 9 Oals and ET2 Cyrus enjoy a day in the sun. I I .A mm: i-A Il ' j m a ' l 1 0 ' V " f5 I ' liiii ' 1 IT - " — " n -m I 1 ! ! ! ' tl II OMAN Port of call Mina Qaboos Major city nearby: Muscat (pop. 85,000) Why we went: Liberty, Project Hand- clasp Government: Absolute monarchy Ethnic groups: Omani Arab, Pakistani Languages: Omani Industry: Oil Currency: Rial (0.4 rials = $ 1 US) Left: The Musat Touring Club — (back row, I tor)LT Flaherty, LT Patterson, LTJG Mugge, LTJG Terrill, LTJG Thalrose, LT Hoover, QMSN Reynolds, QMSN Chavez, ETC Cial- lella: (front row) LT Sullivan, LT Pfiffner, LT Hermsen, Staff Sergeant Wilson, MAC Den- ham. Bottom left: The Sultan ' s Palace Below: MM3 Vincent — international ambas- sador. Port of call Kuwait City (pop. 61,000) Government: Constitu- tional monarchy Ethnic groups: Kuwaiti, other Arab, Iranian In- dian, Pakistani Languages: Arabic Industries: Oil Currency: Dinar (1 dinar = $ 3.40 US) Top left: Iraqi armor captured during Desert Storm. Above: The first stage of the Kuwait tour — an hour-long boat ride to the beach. Top right: Our Kuwaiti tour guides stand before the Kuwaiti Towers — half water tower, half restaurant. Symbol of the nation, the Towers were the target of unsuccessful artillery fire during the Left and above: Savaged during the Iraqi occupation, a headquarters for the Kuwaiti resistance is now preserved as a monument to the slain. THE LEGACY OF DESERT STORM Only a year and a half after the liberation of Kuwait City, Fort Fisher and the other ships of the Amphibious Ready Group anchored off the Kuwaiti coast not more than 60 miles from Iraq. On August 4, the ARG launched a sizable amphibious assault by sea and air, transporting ashore Marines from Battalion Landing Team 1 4 for combined exercises with the Kuwaiti Armed Forces. Although planned well in advance. Exercise Eager Mace gained new poignancy from strains in the relationship between Iraq and the United States. Eager Mace attracted considerable press attention, as evi- denced by the August 5 Los Angeles Times article below. Marines Assault Ik;ich as Kuwait War Liaiiies Begin »y MARK FJNEM. N MHO 4t»fi mmitit Ki ' WArr rrrv k ' ;e Gulf npi. ' iicdnwhile " fw- mfnt to security and stabir. Marines Land for War Gaines ■ ' Tjcflrp mr of Ku- ■:, Ha.f. Ku- WJW IKX. ■A.iit run »U9t .Uw. ite« 1 UM ' « war war games 53 - l ' IKS ' . lup tm , OS3 Courtemash caught in a time-warp in Dubai. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Port of call Jebel All Country: United Arab Emirates Major city nearby: Dubai (pop. 270,000) Why we went: Refueling, reprovisioning, Marine vehicle washdown Government: Federation of emirates Ethnic groups: Arab, Ira- nian, Pakistani, Indian Languages: Arabic Industries: Oil Currency: Dirham (3.7 dirham = $ 1 US) LCAC33 tied up alongside the wingwall to allow vehicle offload by boat through the stern gate 54 EASTAFRICA Pendleton Marines, Navy ships moving to coast of Somalia ByOHOORVVISnCA Sl fl Wnlci Navy warship« and 2,400 Ma- rine from Camp Pendleton will stand guard off the coaii of war- torn Somalia and provide military assistance tq U.N. peacekeeping forces protecting food shipments to that impoverished nation. The Marine from th« 1 1th Marine Expeditionary Unit " are an extra security factor for us " and are at oard the San Diego- based Tarawa and three other as- sault ships, said a Marine Corps official who aaked not to be iden- tified. -The folks offshore will be a contingency to be called upon if needed for an evacuation or any- thing else, " he said. There are no current plans to put any of the Marines ashore, other Pentagon officials said yes- terday. Even ao.the flotilla car- ries Harrier attack jets and as- sault helicopters as well as light-armor combat equipment that could quickly l e put to use if military force is required to pro- tect U.N. peacekeeping or other support troops. The flotilla is expected to ar- rive in intemationa] waters off Somalia in several days. The Marine 0 rps ofTiekl said it ' s " a prudent thing in case any- thing goes wrong. You have forces close by that can react quickly. " Tne battle group will also give logislical support to a team of Air Force commandos, he said. The commandos are providing airport ■ecurity for U.S. planes flying a contingent of U.N. troops to Mogadishu, the Somalian capital. On Monday, U.S. Air Force planes ferried 40 troops qf a 500- man battalion from Pakistan into Mogadishu. The Pakistani trooi s, who are , under U.N. supervision, are to ' Votect food and relief supplies from looters and rival clans at the airport and harbor. The remain- der of the force is expected to fly into the area by Sunday. The Air Force commandos will reportedly be flown by Marine heUcopterj into the landing zones during the day and return to the U.S. ships at night. Marine Corps officials said th6 pUn, which was authorized by President Bush, does not inter- fere with the U.N. effort to stave off mass starvation in the African nation. ■ But Mohamed Sahnoun, the U.N. special envoy to Somalia, described the deployment of war- ships to the area as " overkill " that could worsen tensions and fighting among rival groups in the country. He said it could disrupt negoti- ations vrith Somalia ' s warlords on the deployment of 3,000 addi- tional U.N. troops. Factions have been battling each other in a civil war that has destroyed government services and civil authority. The combat- ants have been stealing food des- tined (or some 2 million people who are starving, according to the United Nations. More than 100.000 Somalis al- ready have di from drought and warfare. The llth Marine Expedition- ary Force is deployed on the Ta- rawa, the Fort Fisher and the Sch e n e c tady, all from San Diego. The Ogden, another amphibious ship taking part in the operation, is home-ported in Long Beach. The flotilla recently conducted exercises in the Persian Gulf with the Kuwaitis and has been on a regular deployment to the West- ern Pacific. Navy spokesman L(. Cmdr. Frank Thorpe said that " there are no plans to extend their de- ployment, " adding that the Ma- rines and ships are expected to return to Southern California by Nov. 25. The ships and men will miss planned exercises off the coast of Australia as well as several port calls, said a Pacific Fleet Navy official. The Associated Press conltibulert to Ihis repod Top: Opportunistic Kenyan mer- chants hawk native wood sculp- tures from a refueling barge tied up alongside the ship in Mom- basa, Kenya. Transactions were conducted in sign language, and money and goods changed hands by means of rope-drawn buckets. Mombasa (pop. 400,00) Country: Kenya ' " ' hy we went: Refueling, re- rprovisioning vjOvernment: Republic Languages: Swahili • " dustries: Tourism, light industry, petroleum prod- rucls Currency; Shilling (29 shil- lings = $1 US) AUSTRALIA Above: An Australian boy tours Ft. Fisher. Top right: BT3 Nelson and BT2 Andrade explore the local culture. Right: Downtown Perth Below: ENS Tiernan finds true love at the Cohunu Wild Animal Park. Bottom right: Among an otherwise amicable community, Greenpeace sounded a sole note of protest. Vi COHUNU I Port of call Fremantle Major city nearby: Perth (pop. 1.2 million) Why we went: Combined exercise with the Royal Australian Navy (code name Valiant Usher 93-1) Government: Federal state system Currency: Australian dollar ($ 1.31 AS = $ 1 US) Best buys: Opals, sheepskin and wool, T-shirts and sweat- shirts Left: What else? Center left: A long-time resident of the Fremantle Maritime Museum. Below: In commemoration of World War I Bottom left: The view from King ' s Park Wog Queen Pageant According to the customs of the sea, crossing the Equator requires an an- cient rite-of-passage ceremony be conducted in tribute to King Neptune, Lord of the Oceans. As a prelude to the formal initiation, the crossing ship must present her finest " maidens " to honor Neptune ' s royal court. One maiden is chosen from among her peers to reign as Wog Queen and decorate the court with her beauty. (The winner of our pageant was the Wardroom entry. Miss Gregoria Carter, shown in a polka-dotted green dress with escort Benito Thalrose on the facing page.) WOG 00° 00 ' N 043° 58 ' W On the day of the crossing, the sUn y " poUiwogs " are roused from their restless sleep rest by the trusty " shellbacks " and forced into a procession of misery. They are then ini- tiated by means of shillelagh floggings, revolting diets, criminal confessions, grovelling, and public humiliation of ev- ery variety — all strictly voluntary, of course. DAY Sept. 21, 1992 Morale, Welfare i Recreation In Action DCl Harrington auctions off mystery gifts sent by the Wives Club to raise money for Homecoming. BMl " Moneybags " Tanner (seated) smiles in an- Bss ticipation. Left: (I to r) The Command Master Chief, the Captain, and the Chief Mas- ter-at-Arms kick off Bingo Night, a weekly event to raise money for the Morale, Welfare Recreation Fund. Center left: The ship ' s Softball Team: (back row, I to r) EN3 Layne, RMl Rodriguez, SN Earle, EN3 Smith, RMSN Freeze, IC3 Ortega, SMl Mize, ETl Kusluch, DCS Scott, SK2 Furbert; (front row, I to r) DKSN Guerrero, SM3 Corbin, ICl Frazier, FN Brown, BM3 Wilburn. Bottom left: SMC Stevenson (foreground) and IC3 Vogel - fi cat ions. shotgun quali- Below: The ubiquitous PN3 Shrive poses for a Norman Rockwell. Center right: (I to r) EN3 Porter, CMGSN Ellis, SN Ogles, and SN Courn- oyer versus ETl Kusluch, SMl Mize, and BMl Austin. Bottom right: (1 to r) CW04 Ellis and MMCM Johnson join MMCM Car- son and MMC Brinton for a friendly game of cribbage. SMC Stevenson looks on. Above: Our dashing young Cruise- book Editor. Center right: A hearty well-done to FC3 Becker. Right: The Supergator on parade. Far right: 5KSN Lange — grace un- der pressure Trio: (top to bottom) SN House, OSSA Parker, OS3 Bouziane — nearly home. Left; SN Campbell taken by sur- prise. 65 Top left: OSSN Dunbar — eager to please. Top center: PNZ Wagner on the mine watch. Top right: MS2 Spencer — choose your weapon. Above: Farewell, LT Pfiffner. Center right: (1 to r) SH2 Tirre and SHSN Tran — Coke is it! Right: RMCM Potter — So close and yet so far. Cross-page: LT Hermsen discusses LCAC technology with a member of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. Life At Sea Top: MM2 Williams, ENl Navarro, and HTFN Holm in the Engine Shop. Above: MAC Denham and BM2 Civens inspect " evac- uees " during an exercise Noncombatant Evacuation Operation off the coast of Okinawa. Center: The DCA — a man with a focus Bottom: RMSN Lynch catches up on the news outside Radio Central. Left: FC2 Freeman (foreground) leads the charge against an imaginary enemy during an all-out small arms fire. Everyone felt much better afterwards, x Top: The Supply Officer — subtle as ever. Center above: (1 to r) MM3 Vincent, FN Petron, and DC3 Wallace in Damage Control Central. Above: (foreground to background) CSE3 MuUanix, OSl Keske, GSM3 Billiot, and GSM3 Brandon man the rails. Shipboard Life mm W Above: (I to r) SN Lee and HM3 Vititoe observe an un- derway replenishment. Right: (1 to r) MSl Guillermo, MM3 Lacsamana, MSl Nally, and MMl Dimalanta on the mess decks. It ' s the ice cream cones that keep those MMs coming. BV m . , H Top left: Lieutenants galore: (1 to r) LT Leatherman, LT Voth, and LT Ketcham. Top right: MMC Shields massages an old war wound in the Chief ' s Mess. Center left: HTl Stover Center (1 to r) MMl Long, EM3 Tejero, and MMl Bur- chard Above: FN Broadway grins as he contemplates a cool draft of apple Juice? Left: NCC Cortese and the PACE instructor smile obligingly while SN Lee puts on his best gangster cool. 71 Top left: (1 to r) BT3 Hartman, BT3 Houle, BT3 Michael, BT3 Dannis, and BT3 Cerillo in Main Con- trol. Bottom left: (I to r) FN Lemons, BT2 Cilder, FN Meeks, BT3 Dannis, MM3 Luxem, BT2 Lucas in the Pit. Top right: SA Cillson embraces SN Hicks on the Star- board Wingwall. Cen ter: L TJG Mugge never bad it so good. Above: CMC Morrissey stands by to receive the shot line during an exercise underway replenishment with USS Tarawa. 73 Shipboard Life Above: Partners in crime - Leatherman Cross-page: The refueling probe is seated. Right: (I to r): HM3 Vititoe, IC3 Vogel. FN Villal- pando, SN Lee Top center: DKl Matic Top right: FN Hazen chowing down. Above: EM3 Evans and IC3 Fisher — supreme confi- dence and abject bewilderment Left: Down time — YNSN Stafford, MM2 Paradis, MM3 Holmes, and MM2 Gibson 7S Life At Sea Top: Da Boyz of 2nd Division — (I to r) SN Donahue, SN Hartung, SN Bosch, SN Cournoyer, SN Taylor. Above: (1 to r) BTl Allen and RMSN Stowers filled with mysterious apprehension. Cross-page: Small Arms Day — The Captain presid- ing, LT Ketcham (foreground) and ENS Brubaker fir- ing, LT Leatherman observing, and ENS Neidigh just trying to get a way from it all. Top: ENJ Layne and EN3 Kelly inspect the JP-5 aircraft fueling system while MM3 Nel- son and ENZ Parsons look on. Above: (1 to r) MM2 Williams, EN3 Sarceno, and EN3 Porter — real men. Left: (1 to r) CMCSN Byerly and GMG3 Caper- ton devote loving attention to their ammuni- tion hoist. 77 Shipboard Life Right: The fueling probe is passed. 78 Top left: RM3 Thomas — one-man working party. Left: (I to r) ET3 Piland, HTFN Kenny, and HT2 Selders. Those glasses make Piland look so intellec- tual. Top right: OSl Savell — making a quick get-away. Above: That sly devil EN3 Smith in the Filter Shop. 79 Life At Sea Top left: SN Wyatt at the helm. Top center: (I to r) HT3 Davidson, FN Kenny, FN Leyha Cross-page: (I to r) OSSN Dunbar and MM3 Dunn — resilient wogs. Above: (1 to r) FN Villarreal, EM2 Evans, and FN Fran- klin at 1 Switchboard. Right: (1 to r) CMCl Anderson, GSMl Bailey, and EMl Fontenette find another hang-out besides the First Class Mess. 80 IIHiii lillili iiiliil Top right: Our tour guide to Australia, OSC Nolan. Above: (I to r) FN Rickett, SN Cournoyer Left: Three MMS ' s (I to r) — Carlton, Montgomery, Mendoza 81 Shipboard Life Top left: FN Maestas and BT3 Molina emerge from 1 Main Machinery Room. Center: Ready for hook up. Above: EMI Fontenette and EM3 Tejero ready to hit the streets of Bahrain. Cross-page: Working party at anchor off Kuwait — photographic evidence that the officers actually did some work on WESTPAC. 82 Top: A CH-53, the granddaddy of Naval helicopters, hefts a 105mm Howitzer skyward during Operation Valiant Usher 93-1 in Australia. II ■ ' Center: BTFA Frank and BT2 Snyder sweat in the sweltering labyrinth of 2 Main Machinery Room. Above: (1 to r) FN Whistler, BMC Krefft, MMCM Car- son, and FN Nou on the throttle in Main Control. 83 Life At Sea • m K.i m Top left: (1 to r) RMSN Owens and 5R Holden — the last sunrise at sea. Cross-page: The fury of FCC Salgado . . . Above: . . . and its wicked effect! Right: (I to t) ET3 Hampton, ET2 Cyrus, and ET2 Sil- verwood — These guys are in Repair 8? . % 84 Top right: RMSN Drager — red-eyed and chow- bound after the midwatch. Above: Crow ' s Nest view of Refueling Station 4. Far left: (I to r) MM2 Bibalo and MMC Reyes Left: MMC Zapanta 85 Shipboard Life Right: CSE3 Shannon and BM2 Deruchia rest after giving LCAC 33 a new paint job. .fi tS, Top left: (1 to r) ENCS Sadural, PNC Marquez, SKC Ehalo, MSC Pineda in Kuhia Park. Top dead center: (I to r) LT Leatherman, CW02 Mont- gomery, BMl Liehfried during loading operations. Left center: (I to r) SM3 Icart, SMC Stevenson, SM3 Wolfe with the tool of their trade. Above: (I to r) EN2 Pettit, CM2 Mellott, BMl Olivarez, BM3 McRedmond and ET3 Oals Left: (I to r) " My three sons " — ENS Abbs, RMl Rod- riguez, RMSN Durnil, and ET2 Silverwood 87 Life At Sea Top left: Mize eyes. Above: Father-to-be PN3 Shrive bones up on the basics. Right: EN3 Smith and his trusty oxygen breathing apparatus. Far right: SM3 Reed practicing his craft. ; P Top left: BT2 Lucas surveys the myriad gauges of Main Control. Top right: The Supergator Above: (background to foreground) 053 Cox, OS3 Go- mez, OSSN Dunbar, OSSN Mauck during sea an- chor detail. Left: SH3 Mosley — eager plugman. 89 On the Job Top left: (I to r) MM2 Crowley and FN Hilzer Top right: (I to r) CMC Morrissey, FCC Salgado, 5N Whitney unjam the 25mm chain gun. Center left: (I to r) EW3 Morris, OSSA Parker. ENS Neidigh. OSSA Pazmino, and OSl Turpin in CIC Center right: MRl Carpio inspects his lathe. Above: FN Villarreal passes the word. Center: PN3 Tabalon — a PN chip- ping? Right: MM2 Paradis. BTC Alexander. FN Frank monitor the plant. Far right: PC3 Jenkins — a prisoner of his own device. FN Shelby and BT3 Nelson on 1 Stack (1 to r) SH2 Tirre and SHl Futrell SN Phillips — aft lookout on the port wingwall (1 to r)SN Washington, BMl Austin, BM3 Wilburn, SN Darby — " Now here ' s how it ' s done. 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" 97 ' Ws a little known fact A Statisticians-Eye View OfWESTFAC 92 XX Miles traveled: 34,500 Time zones crossed: 28 Gallor s of fuel burried: 3,938,000 (111 gallons per miles) Gallons of fresh water made: 10,500,000 Gallons of milk drunk: 1,800 Number of sodas drunk: 280,800 Loaves of bread eaten: 11,500 Ounces of caviar consumed in Wardroom: Haircuts given: 6,048 Money paid in salaries: over $1,000,000 Continents visited: 3 (Asia, Africa, Australia) Countries or territories visited: 10 Days " in liberty ports: 12 Days in working ports: 26 Days at anchor: 37 Days underway: 116 Longest time underway: 13 days (Jebel Ali to Mombasa) Longest time between liberty calls: 32 days (Jebel Ali to Australia) LCAC launches conducted: 90 Helicopter landings conducted: more than 1,200 Actual emergency breakaways: 1 (Thanks, HMAS Adelaide) 20mm CIWS rounds expended: 5,417 3 " 50 caliber rounds expended: 136 Shots fired in anger: Highest temperature recorded on deck: 119 (Kuwait) Highest temperature recorded in main spaces: 130 (Kuwait) Lowest temperature recorded: 39 (Australia) Dollars Mick Jagger makes per second on interest: 15 98 U_ « r? ft fc. »-r Number of Iraqis captured: o b 1 4 4 Number of mines sighted: Birds of good omen that perched in the Bullnose: 1 Credits Like a baby, this book has been nine months in con ing. We only hope it was worth the labor pains. If ten years down the line it strikes a spark in your memory and you find yourself laughing (or groaning), then we will have achieved our purpose. Whether or not you enjoyed Fort Fisher ' s 1992 Western Pacific-Arabian Gulf deployment, at least now you won ' t forget it. All the members of the Cruisehook Committee we could round up: (I to r) ENS Tiernan, ENS Neidigh, EW3 Morris, MM2 Vincent, FC3 Becker. The Cruisehook Staff Senior Editor: ENS Michael Neidigh, Public Affairs Officer Layout Editor: ENS James Tiernan Staff photographer: FC3(SW) Anthony Becker Staff artist: SR John Lundy Cruisehook Committee: DCl(SW) Brian Harrington, MM2(SW) Jack Vincent, SK3 Edward Lange, BT2 Leo Andrade, EW3 Andrew Morris, IC3 Matthew Fisher, MM3(SW) Tamma Kelly, OS3 Nick Courtemash, OS2 Mike Bjorkman, MM3 George Dunn Faithful devotee: FC3 Becker Spark plug: FC3 Becker Catalyst: FC3 Becker , Gadfly: FC3 Becker Contrihuting Photographers LT Patrick Hoover LT Brent Leatherman ENS Michael Neidigh ENS Al Abbs ENS James Tiernan ETC(SW) Steve Ciallella SKC(SW) Carlos Ebalo GMGl Robert Anderson BM2 Scott Koppenhoffer QM2 Rich Lopez SK2(SW) Raul Martir MM2(5W) Jack Vincent ET2 Bruce Yochum IC3 Matthew Fisher MM3 Romano Lacsamana EW3 Andy Morris PN3 Alan Shrive SK3 Ed Lange EN3 John Smith FN Paul Sapp SN Keith Darby Special thanks to Mr. Michael Becker, a tiger among tigers, who unselfishly devoted his time and talents to the completion of the divisional portraits in our makeshift studio. Without his efforts, many crewmembers would be faceless to posterity. 99 " itt I »y»SSHJWSF '

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