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Cruise Book Staff
LTJG Thomas Hickey
JOZCSWJ Andrea Leahy
FN Reymond Agajanian
SKZQSWJ Lilas Gawhry
EMCCSWJ D. Zapanta
OSICSWJ Hugh Rape
DCZCSWJ R. Alvarez
HMZCSWJ Rob Beedles
HTZQSWJ Mark Hamilton
SKZQSWJ Adrian Pich
HM3CSWJ Kathryn Damall
ET3 Dennis Perry
This Cruise Book was made
possible by a generous finan-
cial contribution from the USS
Germantown Morale, Wel-
fare, and Recreation Fund.
tial' l A
Gallons of Fuel .............. 3,118,000 gal.
Cost of all that fuel .............. 83,336,260
Gallons of Fresh Water
from Sea Water .............. 4,340,000 gal.
Meals Served .................... 180,000 + meals
Sailors Rescued ............. 8 Sailors
Miles of Toilet Pper ........... 30 + Miles
24,856 NauijcalMiies ................... DistanoeTraveled
37 .............................................. .Daysin Port
1 16 .......................... ........... D ays Underway
567,225,454 ........... ................. Ti meswe played 'Old
School' on Site TV.
4056 ................ ........... H ours Underway
TooMany .................................... Shots Given byMediczl
Average number of hours:
Watch stood by an Engineman ................ 2028
ln 90+ degree heat without
Ventilation ............................... ......... 3 4
Watch stood by a Deck Seaman ............ 1900
In the chow line QE-5 8t belowl ........ .......... 5 7
Watch stood by an
Operations Specialist .......... ........ 1 352
Sailors and Marines de-
ployed on Germantown in
2003-2004 spent about
S104,645 on soda and an-
other S30,000 on phone
cards. The two hot sellers
generated enough cash to
buy a 3-bedroom house.
The Germantown Ship Store
sells health and comfort items
to promote crew morale.
Profits raised by the store
feed the Morale, Welfare, and
Recreation fMWFl1fund. The
Ship's Store is a double posi-
tive for Germantown sailors.
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USS Germantown is named after historic Germantown, Penn. Now
residential section of Philadelphia, Germantown was founded in 1683. lttr,
the site ofan important Revolutionary War battle fought Gct. 4, 1777 be 1 i
the forces of General George Washington and General Sir William Hoiveiiii.
the morning ofthe battle amidst dense fog, Washington's forces engaged 90h
of Howe's troops. However, the American Colonists were forced to retro,
when the British ranks reformed and were reinforced. Although technicalip
a defeat, this battle demonstrated the colonists' tenacity and courage in batil
against the better trained British troops and helped to gain French Suppgn fc.
the final battle at Yorktown.
The Navy ordered USS Germantown on March 26, 1982, and commissioner
her Feb. 8, 1986. The ship played a significant role during Operations Desai
Shield and Desert Storm. The ship was in the Arabian Gulf for the emiy,
operation and deployed for a total of nine months. Germantown departed Sri
Diego en route to the Gulf on 1 December 1990 as part of the large
Amphibious Task Force C18 shipsj to leave the West Coast since 1965. T14
ship participated in mock amphibious assaults in the United Arab Emirars
after the start of the air war in preparation for a possible amphibious assauia
USS Germantown is the second Whidbey Island class dock landing ship arg
was the first ship in that class to serve in the Pacific.
On August 16, 2002, USS Harpers Ferry relieved USS Gemiantown asg
forward deployed naval unit in Sasebo, Japan. Germantown returned toSr
Diego, Ca., where she underwent a S25 million overhaul. Gerrnantoisnf
2003-2004 WestPac Cruise is the latest chapter in the ship's growing sion
Take a look at pages 7-11 to see how we contributed to Operation Ing
Freedom in 2003.
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Command Master Chief
Places We Took the Marines
We Really Get Around
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Steel Beach Picnics
Crossing the Line
Petty Officer Associations
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Henry D. Angelino, USN
Commander Henry D. Angelino Jr. was raised in
Springfield, Virginia and Palm Beach Gardeng,
Florida. He received his commission through
NROTC at Duke University, graduating in May
1985 and reporting to Orlando, Florida, for nuclear
training. He completed nuclear training and Sur-
face Warfare Officers School in February 1987,
Commander Angelino reported to the USS LONG
BEACH tCGN-97 in March 1987 and was as-
signed as E-3 Division Officer and later as Aux-
iliaries Officer. During his tour, he qualified as a
Nuclear Engineer and a Surface Warfare Officer.
Following his first fleet tour, Commander
Angelino reported for duty as an instructor at
HMS SULTAN in Gosport, England, commenc-
ing in September 1990. During his two-year
assignment as part of the Personnel Exchange
Program, he taught various engineering subjects
to enlisted personnel at the Royal Naval School of
I In June 1993, Commander Angelino completed
I Department Head School and reported to USS
years later, he reported to USS ABRAHAM
STARK QFFG-315 as Combat Systems Officer.Two
LINCOLN CCVN-725 as the Reactor Electrical Assistant. In March of 1997, he received orders to
COMNAVAIRPAC, Where he served as the Maintenance Manager for USS CARL VINSON QCVN-701.
Commander Angelino served as the Executive Officer aboard USS ANCHORAGE CLSD-367 fr0H1
January 1999 until July 2000. He then reported to Naval Beach Group ONE as the Chief Staff Officer. He
stayed there until September 2002, earning a Masters Degree in Engineering Management from Southern
Methodist University in his spare time.
Commander Angelino's awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, the
Navy Achievement Medal and various campaign and service medals. He is married to the former Lesley
AVIUSITOHQ 0fNGWC21STlG-IIPOU-Tylle, England. They have three children and live in Coronado, CA.
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Lieutenant Commander Neuenschwander is a na-
tive of Del City, Oklahoma. He was commissioned
from the Naval Academy in May 1990 with a
Bachelor of Science degree and later earned a
Masteris degree in Public Administration from
Troy State University.
Lieutenant Commander Neuenschwanderis initial
sea assignment was aboard USS BRISTOL
CQUNTY QLST 11985 where he sawed as Dam-
age Control Assistant. His second sea assignment
was Operations Officer in Maritime Prepositioned
Ship Squadron Two home ported in Diego Garcia.
Upon completion of Department Head School in
July 1998, Lieutenant Commander
Neuenschwanderis sea assignments included de-
partment head tours as Operations Officer on USS
RUSHMORE CLSD 471 and Surface Operations
Officer on USS ESSEX QLHD ZJXU SS BELLEAU
WOOD CLHA 35.
Lieutenant Commander Neuenschwander served
his initial shore tour as a Seamanship and Navigation Instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy. He recently
completed a tour on the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Lieutenant Commander Neuenschwander recently retired from rugby after playing 12 years, including
3 years on the All Navy Team. He also coached the 1997 United States Naval Academy Women's Team
to the Collegiate National Final Four. He now enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and infant
His personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal with 3 gold stars and the Navy Achievement
Medal with 1 gold star.
Eric . Page, USN
Command aster Chief
- Master Chief Page was born in Long Beach, Calif'
in 1961. He grew up in Arkansas, Texas, and
California, and he began his Navy career in April of
1980 by attending recruit training at Naval Training
Center, San Diego, CA. M
Upon completion of Sonar Technician HAR School.
Master Chief Page reported to his first ship, USS
MORTON CDD 9485, home-ported in Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii. He then served on USS RICHARD S,
EDWARDS CDD 9501, also out of Pearl Harbor,
and USS PLEDGE CMSO 4927 out of Seattle,
Wash. Master Chief Page transitioned to civilian K
life in April 1984. In December 1985, he reenlisted
and attended Sonar Technician "Cn school at Fleet
Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center
CFLEASWTRACENJ in Point Loma, Calif
Master Chief Page then reported to USS
SCHOFIELD CFF G 31, home-ported in San Diego.
Master Chief Page's tours of duty include: USS
CDOK CFF 10831, San Diego, Instructor duty at
FLEASWTRACEN, USS LABOON CDDG 58l,
Norfolk, Virginia, Student Manager at
FLEASWTRACEN, USS FIFE CDD 9915, Everett, Wash., and Command Master Chief of USS
GERMANTOWN CLSD 425, San Diego.
Master Chief Page's awards include two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals.
four Good Conduct Medals, and various Unit Citations and Awards. He is qualified as an Enlisted Surface
Warfare Specialist and Master Training Specialist. Master Chief Page is a graduate ofthe Navy's Senior
Enlisted Academy, Class 106. He also piloted the Navyjs first Command Master Chief course.
Meetef Chief Peee resides in Temecula, CA, with his wife of23 years, Debbie, and their three ehirafen.
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Like all amphibious ships, USS
GERMANTOWN's mission is to put Marines on
beaches any where in the world at any time. With-
out us, US Marines could not maintain their fomii-
dable reputation as the world's finest landing force.
Without them, weld be pretty bored. Together,
amphibious ships and Marine units are the modem
version of the ideas seen in the movie HSaving
Private Ryanfl Only we have some cool gadgets
troops landing at Normandy could never have
imagined fdetails to followl.
Over the years, amphibious assault ships like
Germantown have deployed as part of "ARG!
MEU's." That's short for "Amphibious Ready
Groups!Marine Expeditionary Units." Three am-
phibious ships rnade up the ARG, and a couple
thousand Marine Infantryrnen, Tankers, and other
combat specialists made up the MEU. In August of
2003 that tradition went away. The crew of USS
GERMANTOWN joined the sailors of USS
PELELIU and USS OGDEN and the Marines ofthe
13th MEU to become part of the Navy's first-ever
Expeditionary Strike Group taptly named LExpedi-
tionary Strike Group ONE' or 'ESGI ij.
Nothing really changed for the amphibious ships
or the Marines. The change came for the destroyer
fUSS DECATURJ, cruiser CUSS PORT ROYALJ,
frigate CUSS JARRETTJ, and fast-attack subma-
rine CUSS GREENVILLEJ deployed with us.
Until ESG l , the Navy didn't send these smaller,
more heavily-armed ships with amphibs. They
traveled with aircraft carriers or deployed on their
own. Who defended the ARG's'? Good question.
The ESG concept makes us feel a lot safer as we
as we transit hostile waters to support
the War on Terrorism. The concept also impressed
Navy leaders who declared ESGI a success.
At 8 o'clock in the morning on August 22, 2003,
USS GERMANTOWN left her home port of San
Diego, CA. The ship traveled north along the
California coast for one day. In that time, three
giant hovercraft called 'Landing Craft, Air Cush-
ions' for LCAC'sjr from Assault Craft Unit 5,
Detachment Charlie, brought aboard more than 300
Marines and enough trucks, tanks, humvees, as-
sault vehicles, and related equipment to fill up the
entire well deck, truck tunnel, and half of the flight
deck, leaving enough space to land one helicopter.
Then Gennantown turned westward. With only
brief stops in Hawaii and Singapore, we were on
our way to the Persian Gulf, where the LCAC,s
took the Marines back to the shore. This time, they
landed on a Kuwaiti beach, a short drive from Iraq
and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In October 2003, the Marines of the 13th MEU
took part in Operation Sweeney. They helped stop
extremist rebels from attacking US and allied
interests in Iraq. When Operation Sweeney ended,
we picked the Marines up and took them to the
coasts of Djibuti, Africa, and the United Arab
Emirates, so they could train with those countries,
militaries. We parted ways with the rest of ESGI
for a few weeks in January to take just our Marines
to Kenya, Africa, for training there. We also
delivered a contingent of Fleet Marine Force medi-
cal and dental professionals for a humanitarian
mission that provided medical care for nearly 2,000
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USS Germantown: We make things happen.
Mendez examines a Kenyan baby
during Exercise Edged Mallet.
Germantown sailors are proud of our motto: "Follow
in our Footstepsf' But if you're going to take us up
on the offer, you'd better be prepared to trek to the
ends ofthe earth. When we got underway for our 2003-2004
Western Pacific Cruise, only three months had passed since
President George W. Bush declared an end to major combat
operations in Iraq. Two months before that CMarch 20031
American troops entered the middle eastern country to over-
throw its tyrannical dictator, Saddam Hussein. Husseinis
Baathist regime was believed to possess weapons of mass
destruction and was acting in violation of various United
When we got to the Arabian Sea, Saddamis regime had
already been overthrown, but there was plenty of unrest left
behind in Iraq for our Marines to help tackle. And while they
were on the ground in Iraq looking for weapons and explo-
sives left over from years of war, we were underway, in the
waters off Iraqis coast, looking for smugglers trying to steal
Iraqi oil, transport weapons, or traffic drugs. fTurn the page
for more on our Visit Boarding Search and Seizure teanrj
The pictures on these pages show some of the people our
l3th MEU friends met while they were on the ground
in Iraq and while they provided medical care and rnili-
tary training in Kenya during an exercise in January.
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I othis shiny gilt until he finds out XK'llllliS inside. tlieloxxtl tiySgt .lohn
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jokes with Kenyan Paratroopers
after the Exercise Edge Mallet
Opening Ceremony. tAboveJ A
Navy dentist removes a rotted
tooth from a Kenyan patient dur-
ingahumanitarian operation. The
Navy Medical!Dental team saw
nearly 2.000 Kenyan patients.
A Marine in a Light Ar-
mored Vehicle tleftj pre-
paresto returntothe ship.
We Have ESWS...
They have Merit Badges?
For Kenyan paratroopers tabovej
rubbing sticks together to make fire
is ajungle survival technique. They
shared this ancient skill with 13th
MEU Marines, who never quite fig-
ured it out in Boy Scouts.
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prepares to board a merchant
vessel for an inspection.
fRightJ Our rigid-hull inflat-
able boat nears an Iraqi dhow
where a merchant sailor is in
need ofmedical care.
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The VBSS team tabovel inspects a merchant ship
offthc southern coast of lraq. tRightl VBSS team
members on a brand new, state-of-the-art dhow.
t VBSS team lbeloxxl returns to Cieriiiamtowii alter providing liealtli and
I'llvOl'l inspections lor several ships. llNl2 licetlles tru 1
lit ne 1il'Ierpi'ox'iding medical care for sick mereliunt sailors on an lraqi dlioxxp
Who says Marines get to have all the fun? Certainly not
the Visit Boarding Search and Seizure CVBSSJ Team
Thev did their part to help restore order to Iraq by
inspecting merchant vessels in search of stolen oil as well
as weapons drugs or any other illegal cargo
They also helped provide for the basic needs of crews
on suspect ships identified by other United Nations C oa
lition VBSS teams Our team took food and water to such
vessels and provided medical care to their sailors as they
waited in a pre trial penalty box
USS Germantown played a unique role in ending
smuggling when an Iraqi merchant ship sank in the
penalty box Eight sailors on board the ship had been
accused of smuggling oil out of Iraq Instead of waiting
for trial they decided to sink their ship to destroy the
evidence. The sailors were pulled from the water by boats
from an Australia ship and another American ship The
coalition sailors handed the wet and oil covered mer
chants off to a Germantown boat crew, who brought them
here for medical care and safe keeping A few days later,
we sent them on their meriy way We donlt know what
happened to them, and we weren't allowed to take any
pictures with them while they were heic But we kmd ot'
miss our eight, chain smoking Iraq friends who came for
a visit early in the deployment
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Kuykindall labovel debate
over who looks more hard-
core with the M-I4 riflle.
EN3 Kuykindal trightl prepares to fuel a heli-
copter tBelowJ Flight quarters crew members
carry the fueling hose across the flight deck.
"Designated Personnel Man your Flight Quarters Stations"
tEverybody else, stay the heck out of the way.l
While 'all hands not in-
volved in flight quarters'
were 'standing clear of
weather decks aft of frame
63,' the flight deck crew was
hard atwork. They removed
Foreign Object Debris, or
'FOD,' before helicopters
landed. They chalked, they
chained, they even fueled.
Unfortunately, we can,t
afford to show you the flight
deck crew in color, but if we
could, you'd see more col-
ors than a bag full of Skittles
on our flight quarters people.
The fire fighters wear red
vests and cranials. The fuels
folks wear purple. CWe call
them grapes... if you squeeze
'em,you,ll getjet fuel.J The
Landing Si gnalman Enlisted
The chalkers and chainers
wear blue, and both the
Flight Deck Officer and the
on-scene corpsman wear
white. CThe corpsman has a
red cross on his cranial. The
officer has a microphonej
Sometimes our flight
quarters crew had to get up
extra early in the moming.
Other times they stayed up
late at night waiting for in-
bound helicopters. But don't
let them sob about it too
much. For all these incon-
veniences, and for the inher-
ent danger involved in heli-
copter operations, they get
an extra S110 a month.
Thatis not a bad deal.
wears yellow. He or
tells the pilot what to
HTFN Holmes wraps himselfinalil'
minum foil so he'll bake evenly in
the event ofa fire. tHe's also read?
to rescue survivors if there's a crash-l
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Commanding Officer CDR Angelino. CW02 Miller. and Executive Officer LCDR Neuenschwander
fabovel forma conga line on the port bridge wing during an UNREP with a Japanese oiler in the Arabian
Sea. tLeftl A team of Boatswain's Mates and Deck Seaman brings in a pallet from a cargo high line
during an Underway Replenishment with USS DETROIT. They first pulled the pallet across on an
UNREP RIG like the one shown below to the left. fBelow, centerl CW02 Sabella and BMC Cox standby
as safety observers during an UNREP refueling operation. flt was actually an overcast day. Bos'n
Sabella put his shades on to look cool for the camera.l fBelow. rightl BM2 Woodard, SN Johnson. and
Blvll Brown wait as Germantown's fuel tanks are filled. Theirjob is to receive the probe, seat it in the
receiver. and remove it again when the refueling
operation is finished.
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Costa and his fellow line handlers are serious about safety. tliightl
lson-ihci-what?" PN3 Fraga talks to sailors on a Japanese oiler ox ci
the bridge-to-bridge phone line during an UN REP.
Here s how it
lmavmc driving in your car on 1
lonv trtp When you start to run
lovt on gas a fuel truck pulls along
side you You throw a line over
and people on the truck tic a fucl
ing hose to that line You use
the line to pull the hose back over to your car so you can till up
your tank without even slowing down Sounds crazy huhl
That s pretty much exactly what we do during an Underway
Replenishment We set a predetermined course and speed pull
alongside an oiler and shoot over lines fot that ship to send us
its hoses We don t change course or speed during the evolution
During Gemiantown s 2003-2004 WestPac, we had the privi-
lege of receiving fuel from Japanese and British oilers, as well
as several US Navy and Military Sea Lift Command vessels.
The American ships often also delivered supplies, food, and
everyone's favorite, mail. Some deliveries came on the cargo
high line. Others. called LVertical Replenishments' or 'VertReps'
came by helicopter. These deliveries were very quick, and
required giant working parties to get everything where it needed
to go. tFlip to page 16 for VertRep photos.l
UnReps and VertReps help us stay underway longer and get
from place to place faster. That's a good thing for our nation's
defense. Sometimes, though, we find ourselves longing for the
days before all this technology. When you stop your car for gas.
you also get to get out and use the toilet. We have toilets on board
USS GERMANTOWN twe call them hheadsl. but we like to
stop sometimes to get off the ship and walk around on land.
Vemcal Re Ienlshmen
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Singapore is an inter-
esting place to visit.
There, it's illegal to
chew gum, vandals
are flogged, and it's
a good sign if your
date offers you the
eye from the fish-
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CS2 Gilstrap did not
get caught chewing
gum in Singapore.
This is a good thing.
She may still be there
now serving out her
prison sentence if she
had. She would be
missed in the galley.
FC3 Higgins did not
get caught vandaliz-
ing Singapore. How-
ever, he was accused
of wearing an exces-
sively loud shirt that
children from hear-
ing their lessons.
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and BM2 Bruns all on
base at the 'Desert Dome'
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We worked. We partied. We worked some more.
Bahrain was a working port.
We were there for about 200
years, give or take a few
decades tmaybe just two
weeksj, and we had a lot to
do. Before pulling in, our
mighty ship experienced
some engineering troubles.
The visit to Bahrain gave
technical experts the chance
to come aboard and help us
tix a few things.
As other ships from Ex-
peditionary Strike Group
One came and left, the
mighty Germantown re-
mained tied up to the pier. lt
wasarough time. Butthanks
to the hard work of Engi-
neering Department we got
underway again. V
CAnd thank goodness
we did. Our Marines were
on the beach in Iraq during
our visit to Bahrain. They
probably wouldn't have
liked being stuck therej
While in Bahrain,
Germantown sailors sneaked
away for a few hours of lib-
erty here and there. We vis-
ited Bahrainls Gold Souk
and Gold Mall--large build-
ings filled with jewelry
stores. We also spent
some time at Bahrain 's mod-
ern shopping mall, where
veiled women covered in
abayas from head to toe shop
forlingere and designerjeans
in Western-style stores.
Sorry we eanlt show you
any proof. They're not keen
on posing for photos.
tAboveJ SK2 Baugh
Sehoen do something
ofthe camera. Who's
let them leave the ship
CBelowJ QM3 Erb and lT2
Montero cut a rug at the
Dome. Fortunately, they
one ofthe Persian rugs
'Rug Souq' taka 'Rug
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if they did something
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Daytime vrs. Nightlife
UAE has a lotofcool
stulifto do during the
day. There are shop-
sites. and even a wa-
ter park. If you re-
ally want to get into
the spirit. dress the
part like FN Peralta.
For an Islamic coun-
try. UAE also has a
pretty hopping night
scene. There's a
Hard Rock Cafe.
style clubs. and oli
course, the .lebel Ali
No, your eyes aren't deceiving vou.
Above is a photo of PN3 Fraga, Ben
Affleck, and FT3 Smith. Affleck vis-
ited ,lebel Ali on a Christmas USO
tour. At the time, he was still 'in
volvecl' with jennifer Lopez. lf not,
PN3 Fraga might just have had a shot...
Beer on the Pier
ET3 Parsnel, SK2 Pich, FC2 Clarrido,
ETZ Boliva r, and Ell Sgnipilty ruldx at
the Sand Box in ,Iebel Ali.
.lebel Ali isa port city in the United Arab Emir-
ates. a wealthy little country on the southeastern
edge ol' the Arabian Gulf. It has the distinction of
being very close to Dubai. a city ol' international
trade. We visited Jebel Ali twice during our deploy-
ment. First in November. right in the heart ol'
Ramadan when none of the locals ate while the sun
was up. and again for Christmas. a holiday that isn't
celebrated much there but is well decorated for.
Dubai has beautiful beaches which attract Euro-
pean tourists. You can visit huge, western-style
shopping malls there and see scantly-clad Scandina-
vians shopping among aba-covered Arabians. tUn-
fortunately. the locals frown upon American Cruise
Book stafl'ers snapping their photos.J
For many Germantown sailors. Jebel Ali's great-
est asset is the 'Sand Boxf lt's a county-fair style
block ot' shops and American restaurants specifi-
cally lor US Sailors visiting the port. The Sand
Box's biggest appeal: a beer garden right in the
middle ofeverything offering Beer on the Pier.
L u n d b u r g
batch ofcookies haven
tBelowj DCI Osmundsen
her darndest to convince a
oil sheik to marry her. Oh
Better luck next time. DCI
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e can finall wear shorts. It's about time.
tLel'tJ Even L1sGerin:1ntown sailors
checked out DUl'Wlll.5 tourist traps.
Dnrwin's tourists checked out
Germantown from another pier.
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go beyond the wildlite of down-
town Darwin to see some real
Australian hush creatures. like this
grey kangaroo fright, ubovel,
HTC Powers. IC3 Martin, ICQ
Collett. and EN2 Briggs tleftj
hang out at Shenanigans's Irish
Pub. although they claim to be up
to no she:zcznigans themselves.
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When we passed through the
Pacific Ocean on our way to the
Arabian Sea, we didn't have time
to stop in Guam. We waved as a
helicopter brought us supplies and
mail from the tiny island. On the
way back, we had more time. We
stopped to give the Marines a
chance to wash their equipment of
Middle Eastem and African soil so
it wouldn't be held up by customs
During our visit to Guam, one of
our Marine friends, Cpl Adam
Lipford, died in a tragic accident.
He drowned after a tank he was
riding back to the ship from a wash-
down site rolled off its LCAC.
Despite the tragedy, some of us
Navy folks still got the chance to
get away from the ship fafter work-
ing hoursj and check out the island
night life. But the hectic wash-
down schedule prevented us from
getting involved in the beach and
water activities Guam is famous
BM3 Campbell Cleftj
and GM2 Jones UWC?
leftl hang out on the
,pier in Guam. lRigh0
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as Germantown gel?
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Marines from the 13th MEU held a
memorial service for Cpl Lipford
as Germantown got underway from
Guam. They dropped flowers in
the water when we passed the spot
where the accident happened.
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Who says corpsmen have it easy? HMI
Thula has wait around in case someone
gets injured during this Unliep. That's
a big responsibility. CBelowJ Bogn
Sabella takes aim with the M-H rifle to
requalify on the weapon,
'lf we're the Three Stooges, l get to be
Moe.' fAboveJ EMC Redondo, SKC
Arceo, and SKC Consulta pose for a
photo in their best khakis, fLeftl PNC
Cuaresma always wanted to be a cul-
inary specialist. tHe just worried his
friends would call him a 'sissy' for
wearing an apron.l That's why he's
first in line to volunteer when the
Chiefs' Mess hosts a Steel Beach Picnic.
FC3 Wells likes to be a phone talker
for her division because sound-pow-
ered phones match her uniform and
bring out the sparkles in her eyes.
qRiglitJ BM2 Valtlerrania and
HT 3 Lopez take ai break llroni
investigating the tire scene to
look for the beach. tBCl0Wl
SK3 Rickerby is hard at work
as a zone setter. llerjob is to
set condition 'Zebra' to seal
o ll' clil'l'erent coinpartments for
water- and tire- tight integrity.
"lI'm gladj anytime I can go without
doing my job lin rnedicalj. When I do
my job, somebody's in trouble."
HMIISWI Musa Thula
4, tp "You neverknow whenthetimemight
1 fell come that we have to respond. We
, have to be prepared."
Mmqswp Russel Riedel
Damage Control Training Team
"fNow I'm a zone setter, butl Pm
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A qual. I feel that's my place."
' EMFN Ardrina Harris
lAb0VCl ENS Berry. the Spe-
cial Assistant to the Assistant's
Special Assistant. also known
as Assistant Damage Conn-01
Assistant fills in as a Damage
Control Central Phone Talker.
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Small fires, minor flooding, and other emer-
ifucies are handled by the Flying Squad. The
-fm! Squad is a small group of emergency
?:llf?IldCl'5 mild? up of Damage Controlmen
ull Technicians tlellt SL ahovel.
General Quarters rs the Navy s emergency re
sponse plan In the event of any major emergency
ttlre flooding torpedofmissrle hit chemical at
tack etc jwe call away general quarters Everyone
Control Central rs the command center for GQ The
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llJQlll Dental Doc. LT Davis, her gas mask. tBelowl EN3
trains Repair 3 on how to use lluyomade anxiously waits
ar' chemical antidote. CS2 with his repair locker to
C lrallhurg listens from under spring into action.
Doesn't it just
make you wannaf
tuck your pant
legs into your r
socks and button
your collar to the
very, very top?
Damage Control Assistant goes there to take charge
t Damage Control rs the name of the game for
General Quarters D Sailors man up Germantown s
three repair lockers which are filled with equip
ment tor lighting fires stopping flooding and
investigating damage Other GQ stations include
C IC, weapons mounts and the pilot house tThe
pictures shown here are from GQ training.l
has a job to do to help save the ship. Damage
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"Luke, l am your father."
As a locker phone talker.
SK3 Tantengco doesn't let
wearing a gas mask prevent
her from keeping up com-
munication with Damage
Control Central. 35
MM2 Arehuleta. EN3 Kida. and FN Mason trightl eop
a squat on a pile ofdisearded pallets to enjoy their meal...
it ahnost seems like a sidewalk cate in Paris. doesn't it?
tBelowJ SSgt Mareelino Corehado takes literally the
phrase 'Kiss the Cook' written on SSgt William Amass's
eover. tMaybe we're not disappointed about the Ma-
rines deeiding to publish their own eruise book.l
GSM2 Mendez and SK2 Pieh
tabovej dunk for sodas during
a2nd CIassAssoeiation Spon-
sored pienie. SMC Chambers
trightjand SMI Braggforig it
NCC Chambers and QMI
Braggflj use semaphore to
keep the rest ofus in the dark
on their dinner conversation.
ENCS Mitehell always replaces his divots
driving golfballs offthe back ofthe flight
Abraeadabra. H oeus-Poeus. and GSM2 John
demonstrates how he made 4 hamburg6fS
hall' a dozen ribs disappear - magically.
Randel and CS3 Bynum are happy to turn
over today's lunch preparation to the lst Class
Mess. But they're standing by. just in case.
'Ummm such great food almost makes me
forget this awful haircut. ' ET3 Trausch munches
on his fried rice on the edge ofthe llight deck.
SN Steen eats onthe boat deck next to the RHIB
boat. What else can we say about SN Steen?
That's about it really. Any questions?
teel Beach Picnic
"Delicious and nutritious. Therc's nothing like
a Boat Deck Barbecue!" just ask CSCS Villar
or CSEC Biscocho labovel. YNSN Williams
and EMFN Harris ftwo abovej prefer theirs To
Go. PC2 Delgadillo lrightl is happy to serve. as
long as you have the right postage.
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Our AC friends
came up with this
holiday ditty. Just
set it to the tune of
the Christmas song
of your choice:
On the 15' day of
Christmas, my C-O
gave to me an
admiral in a CH-53.
2 Hours Sleep
3 Hours Field Day
4 Greenie Weenies
5 Golden Sponges
6 Hour Watches
7 Days to Oftload
8 Days in Dubai
9 Zone inspections
10 Helo Landings
11 Knots Max Speed
12 Beers at the
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CAboveJ DC3 Davis and OM3
Davis inc relationi pose for a
Christmas photo while enjoying
holiday cake on the mess decks.
fDon't worry. It wasn't fruit cake.
No medical assistance neededi
fAboveJ LT Davis, LCDH
Clarke, and HM3 Darnall enjoy
a glass of sparkling cider at the
stroke of midnight on New
Year's Eve. We were under-
way that night, so they cele-
brated on the O7
watching a fireworks
provided by HU .
scheduled live-fire driitw M
partied like if was 29 tad
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To take the sting out of being away from home for the
holidays, we held our own festivities for all the major
celebrations, like Penguin Awareness Day and Inter-
national Credit Union Day... And a few less important
days like Christmas and Thanksgiving. fWe're joking
about the screwy holidays, but they are real obser-
vances that people actually celebrate. Really.l
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upto scare us as part
of the 3rd Class
een Haunted House.
The fund-raiser was
such a success, the
3rd Classes offered to
do it again for Christ-
mas. tThe offer got
EN3 Fraga goes out
of her way to make us
really scared on Hal-
loween. Thank you
EN3. We appreciate
all your hard work,
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tarot cards as part of the
Halloween festivities. Be-
lieve it or not, she actually
predicted we'd go home
early. qBelowl O83 Kinser
closes her eyes during
the Thanksgiving prayer.
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ketchup on your shirt
really makes quite
convincing fake blood.
Our commanding of-
ficer, CDR Angelino,
cuts a Thanksgiving
turkey. The galley had
its best meal of the
year that day. They
served unlimited help-
ings of all the tradi-
tional stuff, including
pumpkin pie and cran-
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daunting task. It involves putting
your camera in the line-of-fire of
water hoses and galley leftovers.
That's why we don't exactly have
a lot of close-ups. These phOIQS.
mostly courtesy of FN Agajanlall
and ENCS Magpantaya, should
give you some insight...
Wog Day is a little different for
the Marines than it is for us. They
like to yell at each other more and
do more push-ups. Then again,
any day a Marine can relive the
Boot Camp experience is a good
day for that Marine. tWe really do
worry about them sometimes.J
Sorry Senior Chief Guerrero
lfighil. we love ya', but the idea
of pulling a cherry out of your
lard-spattcred belly button makes
most of our stomachs churn.
Upon crossing the equator into
the Southern Hemisphere,
ot the Wog Day excitement while Germantown s CD assisted King
Neptune in dctcrminin the woithintss ol perspective Shell Bieks
the ship s Slimy Polllwogs to
transform into Honorable Shell
Backs It s an old school Navy
initiatlon that s often associated
with hazing Although we can t
tell you much about Wog Day,
we can assure you that things
have changed. Everything we
did on Wog Day was done in
Everyone's tavorite XD. LCDR Davy Neuenschwandcr Jones, led much Gennantown 6W0g Day, for
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good fun, and no one got injured.
flseftl The Marines brought out their water-purification storage blad-
ders to use as dunking tanks forthe final initiation. tAbovel On Wog
Day, the Marines also practiced their earthquake survival skills in
preparation for the return to California. Leave it to the DSMC to cram
valuable training and a Naval tradition all into one fun-filled morning.
Move over USS Detroit, German o
t Wnis got tigers, too! it
tBelowJ LT Davis's nephew fol-
lows along as BM3 Goen and
BM2 Stock trightj teach him the
ropes of knot tying. His goal: to
securely fasten his class bully to
the school flagpole and send him
to the top. Good luck, young Mr.
Davis. God speed and good luck.
'Wish you were here ' fAbOvC
' el HTC Powers't' ' -.
BM2 Cerdzps Children C-mailed as a deck Seanflelrirightlenlisted
this snapshot ofthemselves in the
Captains chair to their mom,
as soon as WC
reached California. fThe lagf
statement is pure speculationj
USS Detroit has 3
dancing Detroit Tigers mascot tha
BCDR Clarke and her dad pose for a picture on the
Dlglli deck. Amazingly enough, not only does
UQ S dad say he doesn't give shots, he admits to
Setting qUCHSy at the sight ofblood. Go figure?
UUf0rtunately too stealth for
LT Davis offers golf' lessons to
LT Albers' sister during a Steel
Beach Pienie on the flight deck.
She entered the LPGA tour upon
ourarrival to California. fThe last
statement. once again, is pure
speculation. lt may or may not be
true. We don't knowxj fBelowJ
GSEC Spritzer and his son play
in the chiefs, mess.
us to photograph-
Not only did SK2
Baugh's dad get to
see his son reenlist
underway, the elder
Baugh also got to
from the younger in
illegal card games.
Don't worry Mr.
Baugh, we won't
tum you in. CWinkJ
met us in Ha-
waii to experi-
ence a week of
life in the
Navy on the
the things We
seemed to our
SN Trute Crightj answers ques-
tions for the CO's step dad and
other Tigers while standing look-
out watch. fBelowJ OS2
Weppleinan and his mom take
in the sights during a Steel
Beach Picnic on the flight deck.
FN Lundburg and his dad watch T
as Hawaii disappears into the ho- l t
UZOU- fS0fIy, Dad, it's too late to
turn back now. I hope you brought
your seasickness inedicationj
Tiger Crui e
tBelow1ENS Merchant and his dad chow down during
the Steel Beach Picnic, tRightJ Kodak offered corpo-
rate sponsorship for our next Tiger Cruise after seeing
how many pictures this ycar's participants snapped.
i fAboveJ Can you tell which one
is ENS James and which is his
dad? It's a tough Call- U-eff?
We took a snapshot of ENFN
Tucker's dad in the Captains
chair. but he refused to pose in 21
barber chair. Hmm. Go tigure'?
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If everyone could j ust convince
each relative and guest to carry
one bag of trash to the pier...
Due to the beautiful ll am
sunset, our CMC excused him-
self for a Cigar Smoke Out.
'I-loney, please, I have an im-
age to projectf ENCS
Mitchell's wife greets him.
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'Can we havea minute? CAboveJ
ENS Berry attempts to kiss his
girlfriend without making the 6
o'clock news. Foroncethe pushi-
est person with a camera isn't on
the Cruise Book staff fRightJ
MM2 Archuleta andhis kids meet
up with Mom after the 24-hour
TigerCruisc. The kids saytheylre
never coming near the ship again.
ihrllbl Clmflfnognn s xx nie brought ull 27 ol then' ehrldren to see the
. Ap rn. 1 e owl C DR AIlgCllll0'S daughter tells her dad uvcrrtlzizw he
nnssed whi -' f' f T - V . . . s ' - ' 'S
le .m.1y. I our hours Idler. she fell asleep rn nnd sentence.
Things are Di event...
on the way home
Th1s tlme people
who usually h1de
out 1n englneermg
W, Anchor detall ran
chlts askmg per
mlsslon to man '
the antlclpatlon' I
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during Sea 81: Can you sense I
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fLeftl GM2 Wheeler is defl-
nitely glad to be home. QAboveJ
A lug boat welcomes us back to
San Diego with a water show.
, . ' of new babies born while we
We set aside this entire D399 for pmtures I
I e dad let us have a photo. So, BM1
Unfortunategfagqlguiqig Eustazia Zinnia Lindemood, this pag
Special Honorable Mention on the
Baby Page goes to GMC Grogan,
who was attacked by children pretty
much as soon as the brow opened up.
fCongratuIations to GM2 Jones, GSIVIFN Cantrall, and
all the other new dads who didn't even tell us.J
fLeftJ 3rd Class Association Officers meet
to plan events and brainstorm for ideas.
fbelowj FN Campos fin disguisej and
PN3 Fraga catch a movie sponsored by
the 2nd Class Association and shown
'Cinema QD Sea' style on the flight deck.
Shortly after we deployed, Gennantown's
2nd Class Petty Officers came up with a
crazy idea: 'the lst Class Petty Officers
have an association, why canlt we'?' They
took the idea up with the Command Master
Chief, and he agreed. f'There's a lot of
things lower ranks see landl a lot of ideas
that aren't getting up to the topf, he said.
The 2nd Class Petty Officers' Associa-
Their first order of business
was to host a Steel Beach Pic-
nic on Germantown's flight
deck for the rest of the crew.
tion was bom.
A few weeks later, the 3rd Class Petty
Officers got in on the action. Their
inaugural event, a Haunted House for
Halloween, impressed and terrified just
about everyone, while raising more than
S5200 for MWR. CSee page 38 for photosj
Throughout the deployment, the lst,
2nd, and 3rd-Class Petty Officer Asso-
ciations continued to sponsor events for
the crew. They held basketball shoot-
outs, movie nights, and picnics. Asso-
ciation members also volunteered to
work in the galley to give our Food
Service Attendants a break from their
tedious jobs on PSA appreciation day.
Overall, the Petty Officer Associations
turned out to be a huge success.
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run the LCAC's. ACU5 said they felt like they
were drag racing a thnn tractor in a Mustang.
Hmmm, wonder what they meant by that.
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how to do moming colors during a port visit to Guam.
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Club during a holiday-sew
LCDR Henry Travis
LTJG Alcx Turner
,RM Asst. li' Licincnzinl "" -
ENS jcrciny Fonncvillc
lol Division Gfticcr
ENS Justin James
2'1" Division Officer
CWO2 Frank Sabcllu
BMCTSWJ Zyrcxsc Agonoy
li! Division LCPO
BMCfSwi Barry Artis
W Division LCPO
in David Clio replaced LT Travis us lst Liculcnznn around thc Isl ot' llic ycur. and BMC Wziync Cox hccunic Duck LCPO Ili i'Cbfll1U'Y-5 5
BMHSWJ Micliacl llollcy
BMHSWJ Mark Lindemood
BM2 Raven Payment
BMMSWJ Edward Stock
BM2lSWl Kevin Sullivan
BM2 Dominic Valderama
BMQQSWJ Darrell Woodard
BM3 Rene Ardon
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G ps cook for our His ' '
tage Montli celebration. fRightJ Believe it 022225
Payment is painting for ERO9 - D- -i
not Deck. Go figure?
BM3tSWl Daniel Burns
BM3lSWl Omar Contreris
BM3 Thomas Finucane
BM3 Lance Gocn
SN Chris Bluitt
SN Morris Brown
SN Iris Cifuentes
SN Marco Costa
SN Allen Gause
SN Jennifer Grant
SN Steve Hawkins
SN Melanie Hoover
SN Alano Martinez
SN Nathan Miranda
SN Scott Morrison
SN Daniel Steadman
SN Miesha Taylor
SN Obieze Uchendu
SN Maria Vallejo
SN Melinda Vanwoert
BNJIISWJ Rio lirown
HNJZKSXXJ Jesse Bruns
BN-'12 Jacob Nlcliridc
BNJZISWQ Bill Patteraon
BMZISWJ Kyle Schocn
BMZKSWJ Joaquin Vargas
BMS Shannon Bookey
BN13 Ciuaroa Castanos Albertos
BM3 Chara Oatis
BM3 Erika Sonnier
SN Jessica Chavez
SN Dorothey Gaines
SN Ryan Haase
SN Vincent llammons
SN Phillip Harris
SN Sandra Hernandez
SN Michael Johnson
SN Nybria Lynch
SN Manlia Moran
SN Michael Nicholas
SN Mac O'Connor
SN Erin Parr
E 1 SN James Patterson
f SN Alicia Ryan
SN Ivan UVSCVY SN Joseph Weisenberger
SN Allen Solis
SN Anthony Steen
SN Laura Tometczak
SN Eric Tmte
Hd Divi ion
CAboveJ BM2 McBride and SN Solis are line
handlers for an underway replenishment. CLeftJ
BM3 Castanos Albertos mns the paint locker.
He mixes paint, pours paint. cleans-up paint.
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1. SN Cifuentes works on her
mural masterpiece 'Le Side.'
2. BM2 Payment practices a
yoga position on a well-deck
'T' Bit while SN Vanwoert and
BM2 Woodard wait to help an
LCU land in the well deck.
Ready for my close up! Y
3. And there it is, the 'LCU' or
"Landing Craft Utility' they
were waiting for. lt carried
tanks and Marines to the
beach in UAE.
We love the morning.,
cky paint smell!
Yummy paint smell'
7 Just a few more days.
Too eary, need coffee
I need a hug.
Are you talking to me?
1. SN Vanwoert and SN
Lynch say there's no bet-
ter way to start your day
than LCU ops.
2. SN Trute enjoys mak-
ing things spin. He never
misses Wheel of Fortune.
3. SN Hernandezand SN
Vallejo model their life
vests. Can we wearthese
things on liberty?
Sometimes when theY 'Un out
of deck stuff to clean. SN
Tometczak and SN Steen llefll
head down to Main 1 to lend 8
hand cleaning there-
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CWO2 Travis Nguyen
Main Propulsion Assistant
T LT Brett Sealey
Y Engineer Oflieer
ENCSLSWB Scott Mitchell
LTJG Jeff Betz
tAbovej The XO leads an all-hands main-space field day
while ENC Drennon and DK! Valenzuela get down and dirty.
You know how the old saying goes Eng,
neers you can tlive with them You cant
live without them Engineering Depart
ment really does keep us ahve They tum
sea vvatei into potable water so we dont
dehydrate They air condition our spaces
so we don t cook like Thanksgiving turf
keys. They maintain the firemain and dam'
age control equipment so we can save our
ship in the event of an emergency E
To our engineers: We salute you. Were
sorry we made you work 6 and 6 C6 hours
on 6 hours offj for so long and we re sure
the oil stains will wear off your fingers
eventually. Just keep scrubbing.
CBelowJ DC2 Patchen. SK2 Baugh, EN3
Greggory, LTJG O'Connell. and DCI
Osmundson--the angels of ER09--are
ready for Charlie's next assignment... to
fix any fire station, anywhere.
'l ler Name was Lolaf sings EN2 Sabal flellj. LShe was a
Showgirl,' chimes in EN3 Burnett lbelowl. Due to the
deafeningly loud noise in the main spaces, and the tendency
ofsome engineers to relive the 70's through song, everyone
must wear double hearing protection.
DCA LTJG Garcia Cbe-
lowj patrols Aux 2 dur-
ing all-hands lield day.
fScrateh and sniff for the
l odor of Simple Greenll
g mile gl S y 6GGrease',
l g nond Agajanizm during FN Tywon Manning cleans an
EM2 Dotarot in EPCP 1 during EN3 Kimi monitors the Oil Dis- traigmg, engine-
SPCCl21l Sea 8L Anchor Detail. tribution Box in Main l. V
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ENICSWJ ENZCASWJ Edwafd Briggs Emlswl Gustavo
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ENS Ph I p Dwyer, DCCS. - , Lilo
Divisitifi officer Charles P. Miner, LCPO Alelandfo Pascua
fl, ' "
EN2 Donald Dangpa ENZCSWD David
W .l ll
EN7lSWl Scott Teuscher EN3CAWf5W5 EN36 D O n
EN3fSWJ Ryan ENFN Anthony Dickens ENFN
R an Small
- Trevor Larson FN Brandon Lundburg ENFN y
A-Gang: These Guys do everything...
Auxiliaries Division better known as A Gang is
responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of air
conditioning ieefers galley equipment fork lifts
small boats and cranes They also calibrate gages
and refuel helicopters landing craft Mar me vehicles
and other topsidc stuff A Gang is made up ot
cnginemcn and firemen who arc glad to lvoid thc
long watches stood by their M Division brcthrcn
C1 inf, Wim EN2 Cam it
ind EN? Grt Ohlisiiprn
xx crc liken 3 mon
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LTJG Thomas Hickey, ElVlCCSWl
Division Officer Diomedes Zapanta,
EMICSWJ iciiswp EMZISWJ ICZCAVWSWP .liilylzrgswle
Rodino lgnacio, LPO Walter Hooks Andree Atanacio Christina Collett L1 la mam
We really get a spark...
Electrical Division is a bright crowd Electrician s Mates and
Interior Communications Electricians maintain electrical
equipment in the main spaces and above They monitor th
Electrical Plant Control Panels and maintain the ship s gyro
compass. They are also responsible for electrical safet to
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make sure no one gets too big ofa charge out ofdeployment.
EM-'ZISWD Jimmy Dotaror
EM2 Corneal Jenkins
lC2lSWJ Patrick Rocsncr
EMZQSWJ Jarvis Wright
EM3 Baguio Arcangel
IC3 Brian Escobar
IC3 Seana Martin
IC3 Joe Moran
EM3 Aleida Nieblas
EM3 Diana Rivas
EM3 Edelmira Salas
FN Reymond Agajanian
FN Dion Anis
EMFN Richard Doman
ICFN Joe Ensley
EMFN Justin Graham
EMFN Arclrina Harris
EMFN Michael Keith
EMFN Michael Penallor
ICFN Jacob Schonacher
M achmelfyp iv i im i
FN Jarvis tleftj climbs through
21SCLllllC while MM2 Arehuleta
triglitj does some extensive
cleaning in Main l.ancl the Aux
2 crowd tbelowl gets up close
and personal with their favorite
lii0?l?l Sftys he doesn't like it
mmcrs. Xameeherto engineers as 'nwrench
It Meanwhilj IIETHSQH wrench in Main
Chucks 8 Inky- I -FUN Tucker tleftl
lFiQhtl QWCL! 'v mpg and EN3 Burnett
V A Ps the deck.
Ewsjohn Nlerghggl. ENS Troy Treaccar, ENS Rory Berry ENCSQSNV, Angel ENCYSW, Thomas i
llain I Division Officer Main 2 Division Officer Aux lfiPiVj5iOn Magpantziya. LCSPO Drennon, Aux I 8: 2
ENHSWI Scott Beck ENICSWJ Troy Irvin ENIQSWJ Randy Morris PN2 Stuart J. Kalbrofsky, MM2 Steven Archuleta
Nlain I LPO LPO Main 2 LPO Engineering Yeoman I
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Machinery Division makes us go. Theyire responsible for
ithe upkeep and operation of the four main-propulsion
i diesel engines that send us whizzing through the water and
I the four ship's service diesel generators that make electric-
s NY. M has the distinction ofbeing the biggest division on the
5 Ship, with more people than any other. Enginemen make up
imost of M-Division, but there are also a few machinist
I mates who are primarily responsible for the oil lab.
EN2 Julio Bonilla
MMQQSWJ David Housmah
ENZKSWJ Kelly McKenna
ENZCAWXSWJ Kevin Quick
EN2 Conrad Sabal
MM2 Tommy Wilbanks
ENZKSWJ Julius Williams
EN3fSWJ Tania Andino
EN3 Jon Beck
EN3 Joshua Bumett
EN3CSWJ Justin Kida
EN3 Kelsada Narong
EN3 Kenneth Pennington
ENBCSWJ Maribel Perez
EN3lSWJ Gregory Peterkin
ENISCSWJ Amanda Pierce
EN3 Jose Ramirez
EN3 Leon R055
FA Marius Borca
ENFNCSWJ Joe Campos
FN Heriveno Colado
FN Danny Cowart
ENFN Eric Curlig
FN Mark Griggs
FN Jose Herrera Espinoza
FN Osiel Hipolito
FN Joshua Insco
FN Craig Jarvis
FN Wayne Jones
FN Rodrigo Loera Solis
FN Tywon Manning
FN Aaron Mason
ENFN Alexei McCall
FN Damell Moore
FN Aaron Page
FN Edgar Peralta
FN James Smith
ENFN Devon Tucker
FN Jaye Valenciano
FN Roben Watson
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LTJG C.Garcia, LTJG lvlegan O'Conncll DCClSWl Victor Fudge, HTCCSWD J. Powers, MRIQSWJ Russell Riedel
Damage Control Asst. ER09 Division Officer LCPO tlntirum A Gang LCP0l LPO
DC llSWl llTllSWl HTIQSWJ DC IISWJ DCRLQWJ
Oliver Crane Timothy DeFuentcs Michael Knott Rebecca Gsmundson Rosemarie Alvarez
Hull Technicians and Damage
Controlmen make up Repair Division
HT s are a mix between plumbers and
Welders. With the important job of
declogging toilets on their to-do list,
many HT's have developed the SuPef'
human power to turn off their sense of
smell. We love our HT's since things
could get ugly without them. Things
could also get ugly without our DC'
men. They are our most capable
firefighters. They train the rest of us ifill
sailors are firefightersl, and they mam-
tain firefighting equipment.
EX-qiswijogcph Patchen HT2 Aaron Rogers l-ITZCSWJ Brandon Smith DC2 SW
l l Martcz Tyus
DC3fSWl L01-ry Davis DC3fSWj Jaye Garouttc DC3 Jason Judson HT3 Derrick Kennington
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DC3 Ryan Boswell
HT3 Juan Lopez
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DC3Cra1g Morris DC3 Steven Sanders HT3 Ryan Vaughn IBITFN Brandon Abrams FN Bryan an s
B . ' V S L S llivzn
ason Chalman HTFN Joshua Cowsky HTFN Justin lslolmas HTFN Rym U
OS3 Olealia Harrell Cbelowl keeps traclc of
contacts with a Digital Dead-Reckoning
rmeefwhiie OS2CSWl DClvi1tTyfCCtf125l1fl
plots a course on a paper navigation Chaff-
ENS Burdick reenlists ETI Barnes in the
pilot house. ETI had actually planned to
make his escape after receiving his dis-
charge certificate, but he forgot to take into
account the fact that we were underway in
shark infested waters - and he can't swim.
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f SS Germantown isn't exactly a submarine, but scenes in
movies, like 'Hunt for the Red October,' can give you an
at it's like for some of our operations folks. The Radio
and the Combat Information Center QCICJ are both dreary,
atory looking spaces that make you think a lot of
is happening. Indeed, a lot of secret stuff is happening.
Intelligence Division QOIJ monitors contacts Qother
and planes around usb with radar, and other tracking
The Operations Specialists of OI Division are just like the
TV monitoring brightly-colored computer screens.
Division QOCJ handles radio. The Infomation
Technicians there receive and send messages using several
circuits and transmission frequencies to keep us in the loop
out to sea. OC is also responsible for Germantown's
They make it possible for us to have Intemet and email.
Division QOEJ fixes stuff. The Electronics Technicians
of all the fancy gadgets--including the radar devices--that
members of Operations Department to do their jobs.
Weapons QOWJ Division protects and defends the ship.
Mates maintain crew serve weapons, rifles, and hand
They stand crew serve weapons watches in dangerous parts
world and they train the rest of us. Fire Controlmen operate
the Phalanx Close In Weapons System QCIWS, it can
down planes and missilesi and the Rolling Airframe Missile
it can also shoot down planes and missilesj And our
Technicians, Technical tformerly Electronic War-
Jmaintain and operate our Nixie anti-torpedo device
our Super Rapid Offboard Blooming Chaff decoy device.
ILNS Bower demonstrates the proper
WC21r ol the Michelin Tire suit dur-
mg 8 gun shoot on a chilly day
GM3 Green fright? wpf-IS up 21 magazine
temperature report in the operations of-
fice. When he's finished with that. he ll
run laps 3IOLl1'ld the flight deck until every-
one watching gets tired out ot sympathy.
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LT Hilary Albers, LT Omar Farmer, CW04 Donald Gussler.
Operations Officer Training Officer EMO
LTJG Tyrce, LTJG Russel Thiem, LTJG Sheilagh Jankowski,
Assistant Ops. Officer Assistant Ops. Officer ll Training Officer II
ENS Jason Jackson.
OI Division Officer
OSCCSWJ Scott Hunnicutt
yank 1 mv.
I ntelli ence
OS2cSwl Charles Ortiz
OS2 Charles Davis
0S2lSWl Cuthrine lfreneh
OS2lSWl Lori Hemish
lm-Fi, H5 Y
OS3lSWl Garrett Love
OSZQSWJ Demetrius Mason
OS2tSWl Terrence Miller
OSZVSWJ Delvin Tyree
OS2 Gary Vaughn
OSQLSWD Lawanda Walker
OSZQSWJ Shawn Weppelman
OS3 Dana Beaudoin
OS3 Olealiu Harrell
OS3 Jennifer Kinser
OS3tSWl Tyler Smith
OSSN Angelika Aguilar
OSSN Scott Caldwell
OSSN .lohn Florendo
OSSN Frank Huynie
OSSN Danny Mason
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Operations Weapons Division is responsible for all
the fire power onboard. In the event of an attack
from a terrorist or enemy ship, it would be OW's job
to protect the Mighty Germantown.
The Gunner's Mates are in charge of pistols, rifles,
shotguns, and crew sewe weapons. Besides stand-
ing watches and maintain weapons the GM s also
train the rest of us so we can stand armed watches
The Fire Controlmen are in charge of the Phalanx
Close in Weapons System CCIWSJ It s a high tech
anti aircraft gun They also maintain and operate
the ship s Rolling Airframe Missile System LRAMJ
Our Cryptologic Technicians CTechn1calJ are in
charge of the Nixie a long tail that makes noise
behind the ship as a torpedo decoy CTT s also
handle the Super Rabid Offboard Blooming C haff
CTTNSWJ CTT7 SVN
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Michael Ncummm Mcghimlpongch PgTI3g.5?TiJ CTTSN Bonita Lcvarlo LTTSN Junta
Q ll o in
Q ENS Michael Bower,
GMCLSWD Miehael Grogan
GMI KSWJ Larry Neeaise
GM2 Gary Jones
GMZQSWJ Richard Myles
GM2iSWl Jeremy Smith
GM2 Cynthia Wheeler
GM3lSWl Eric Green
GM3iSWJ Abram Merritt
GMSN Jacob Trammel
i I Im
FCZCSWQ Thomas Garrido
FC3 Derek Gamett
FC3 Brandon Hilstad
FC3 Huyen Mai
FC3 Jacob Olsen
FC3 .lillian Wells
FC3 Brady Wiggit1S
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omm uni ation
OC Division introdueed us to our le ist
favorite phrase ofthe deployment: River
City. That s what they call it when they
cut off our email access. But since
they re the ones who give us email in the
first place we still love them As for
OE they keep all that cool communica
tion and navigation stuffwoileing so We
don t get lost and we can call home on
the sailor phone We love them too
ENS Richard Ferrari ITCSQSWJ Jayne
Communications Officer Galbreath, LCPO
ITCS Galbreath delivers an address as pan of Gennantowns
African American Heritage Month celebration. ln the early
l98O's, ITCS Galbreath was one of the first women in Navy
history to remain on active duty after becoming pregnant. Since
then. she's become an advocate for equality for all races and
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R lb. Nl mms Vrlfswl Allan ITHSWJ Tyree ITHSWJ James lTlChad J. Mitchell
o inson, Jr. Capps Newton Snyder
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Corbin 0 Ln Slmull lT2lSWl Calvin lT2lSWl Titto Medina ITSN Rucbm Poreh
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lll S ENS Sara Burdick. ETC Brian Meyer,
, Division Oftieer LCPQ
ETZQSWJ Carlos Bolivar ETZQSWQ Richard
ET3lSWl Richard Innes ET3lSWl STCVC "MMU
ET3 David Truuseh ljT3 Dennis Perry
ETIISWJ Kevin Barnes ETICSWJ Cyron Sumpilo
ETZQSWJ Todd Monte ET3 Chinomnso
BTMSWJ Edward Pursad ET3lSWf"'FMFl lClmlfCV
i 1 .I .X v ,V x. 1 ET3lSWJ James
ET3 Milxhiel lll1lLlII1NOI Ywmlldc
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LT Ferdinand Herrera, LT Nathan Francis, LTjg Sara Keef
Supply Officer Supply Officer Disbursing Officer
cscsfswmw 3 ai 1 -
Jaime Villar, Supply SKCCSWD Mariano SKCCSWJ Emmanuel
LCPO Afcco, Si LCPO Consular, si LCPof3Mc
Our Store Keepers fSK'sJ a
They keep track of everything we need to get
underway, from toilet paper to engine parts.
They order parts and consumables, store them,
and distribute them. When we need emergency
parts in a hurry, they make sure we get them.
The SK,s run our Hazardous Materials Locker
fHazMatj where they keep dangerous stuff like
explosives and corrosives. To look cool, SK's
also carry lots and lots of keys on their belts.
re our supply clerks.
' K2 SWB M ra Martinez
smcswa rims Gawhry, sk2cSWJ Tony Alvarado SK2fSWfDaH'e'BHUg'1 S I Y
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SK2 Alb ' ' ' '
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CSICSWJ Everett CSHSWJ Ronald CSHS l H- ic e e aivey
Broadie Cerezo Renaito Farin Maribel Chalburg -
CSZQSWJ CSZCSWJ Cesar Peji CS3 Jenny Bueso CS3 Bonita Bynum CS3 Holly Clow
Marvin Mack Reyes
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The Culinary Specialists fCS'sj of S-2 Divisions
feed us. CThat's Why if we had something bad to
say about them, weld keep it to ourselvc-:sl The
CS's do lots of cool things for us. They make H
cake eveiy month for people with birthdays in that
month. They feed us yummy snacks like ice cream
and hot wings during "Supply Suiprisej' and thCY
make sure we have peanut butter and jelly, the m0Sl
important food groups. Even though we some'
times complain when they donlt make our favorite
foods, we know we couldnlt live without our C53-
CS3 Vanity Gilstrap
CS3 D'Neil Hopper
CS3 Elizabeth Horn
CS3 Sulye Melton
CS3 Teniea Nerestant
CS3 Judy Patterson
CS3 Cesshecka Randel
CS3 Maria Solis Morales
CSSN George Balogo
CSSN Randall Dicknite
CSSN Richard Quinones
CSSN Erik Rosenbloom
CSSN Jabari Stamps
CSSN Vannessa Tate
FN Tania WBTC
Sl-IHSW3 SHZCSWJ SHZQSWJ SH3 Latoiyal SH3CSWJ
RicardoParaiso Luis Lemos Shawn Wilson Forte Benjamin Pierce
SH3CSW5 SH3fSWJ Estela SHSN Michelle
Joel Rodriguez Rodriguez Lopez Montalvo Albino
The Disbursing Clerks
fDK'sJ and Postal Clerk
CPCB of S-4 have the dis-
tinction of pertaining to
Germantown's smallest di-
vision. They do what their
titles imply... The DK's take
care of money and the PC
mns the post office.
The Ship's Servicemen
fSH'sJ of S-3 Division are
some of our favozitepeople.
They cut hair, do laundry,
and run the ship's store.
They even keep the soda
machines stocked. Who
could ask for more? T qi
DKICSWJ Gilbert PCZCSWJ DKSN
Valenzuela Olga Delgadillo Jose Hernandez
C7 Delgadmo U-ightl prepares a package
ll -nailina. During the deployment
lnrione ofthe most popular people on the
up But when our mail was late. she hid.
S l '
1Abovel Of course DKl Valenzuela is smil-
ing. lf anyone messes with him, he,ll stop
their pay. Who else has that kind of insur-
ance policy? fBelowl When he's not busy
manning a gun mount, DKSN Hemandez
learns the disbursing ropes from DKI.
fRightl He even does laun-
d1y...SH2 Wilson'swife could
be the luckiest lady alive.
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Hefty do the stuft' that PN's do,
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Williams give their uniforms the
day oitduring ai visit to Buhruin.
PN3 Fraga tbelom
just found out we
were going home
early, tCan you tell
from her big sinile'?J
tLet'tt SKC Arceo. YNSN HayCS.
find XINI Niclzggrtry not to bump
into each other in the C'21PmW S
Office. mbvvvt QM' B1"'CP'
prefers the arent outdool'S.
LTJG Michael Miller, QMCKSWD Douglas SMCXNCCCSWB QMICSWJ QMNSWJ
Navigator Johnson, Dep. LCPO James Chambers Kevin Bailey Howard Bragg
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QMZCSWJ JHVOH Brown QTVUISWD 12111105 Griffin QMBCSWJ lcsha Bradley QlVl3lSWJ Tamika Davis QM3 Tina Efb
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hggggvannu Dixon, ENCIWSWJ Nestor NCCQSWXAWQ Anne PNCtSW!AWyWilfred0
mm Division Ufticcr Perez. Cynkar. Career Counselor Cuaresma, Admin LCPO
' 3-M Coordinator
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YXiCtSWJ Redondo. YNHSSJ MAIQSWJ Kenneth Tate, PN2tSWj
3-N1 Coordinator Thomas Metzger, LPO C hiet' Master at Arms Sandreale Brown
iiwl Frankie Knight. JOZCSWJ YN2 Chris PNMSW7
ist. Master at Arms Andrea Leahy Rosenstock Norma Fraga
lPN3'3Wt L S YNSN Dustin Wright
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LCDR Trisha Clark, HMCSCSWXFMFQ
Medical Officer Laurie LaBudde
CF ar ri ghtj HM2 Beedles dem-
onstrates to his patients why
drinking alcohol is not good
for their health. Meanwhile,
HM2 Bratcher fright and be-
low ri ghtj competes forthe title
of 4Most Expressive'
Germantown sailor, and
HMC S LaBudde tbelowl gives
her l00,000th shot. Not of her
career, just of this deployment.
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Musa Thula Antonio Juanes Trent Osicr Rob Becdlcs Brian Bratcher
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HM3 Damall and her daughter Katrina
tleftj took in the sights of Hawaii be-
fore the Tiger Cruise. CAboveJ HM2
Bratcher and HMI Osier petition the
CNO to make every day wog day.
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CAboveJThere she is again! Katrina
is so cute, we couldn't stop taking
pictures of her. lLeftJ That's not
exactly the case for HMl Juanes.
He's cute, too, we guess, but he has
to do something interesting, likC
walking through the pasSagC WHYS
blindfolded for egress training, be-
fore we take his picture. lRigl1fl
We'rc not really sure what they'rC
doing. but it looks like it hurts.
USS Germantown's Medical and Dental Departments
fshown above in Dubai, UAE, celebrating Christmasj
have a lot going for them. For one thing. ifyou should
ever happen to find yourself dying, gravely ill, or seri-
ously injured, the people of Medical Department can
help you. They are capable of providing all types of
routine care including stitching up minor injuries and
conducting physical examinations. They can arrange
and provide transport to a larger medical facility when it
is needed. Medical Department is also responsible for
training the rest of us in first aid in addition to CPR
certification for Germantown sailors who work with
electricity. We may poke fun at them sometimes and
run for the hills when they attack us with needles but the
truth is: we sleep a little bit easier at night knowing we
have the Navy s finest Medical Department.
Germantown s Dental Department also has a lot going
on. Our dentist LT Davis can perform most extensive
dental procedures on board. That s not just cleanings
and fillings. He can actually do root canals and wisdom
teeth extractions underway. About the only things he
can t do are give you braces and implant prosthetics.
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from HMI Osier. it's not
all fun and needles in
there's paperwork. tBe-
lowl HM3 Darnall. LT
Davis, and HM2
Brateher go the extra
mile to become Shell
Backs on Wog Day.
tAboveJ We can all learn what it takes to become USS
Germantown's Sailor ofthe Year from our very own DTI Stalinsky
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look cool in their spitty xx lute. uniforms
outside ot Hiwan CRig,htl HM?
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bunch of l'vIed1c'1l!Dental people. hanf'
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Bantugan are hard at work
at what they do best: tortur-
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high-tech pain devices in a
practice known as 'den-
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birthday by naming him
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ACU 5 and BMUX are an interesting bunch. They' re responsibie for getti'
the Marines to the beach so the Marines can do their thing. ACU5 cai
ahf-ard with three Landing Craft Air Cushions, or LCAC' s, speciiicaiiy
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