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Ail , tol -s f Xr M lkxc fe ALG .TUNISIA 1 , !»»iwiw • ■I M iV - Khelil j •v E I A , Z - .J I B S .. r - (ESTONIA) ■-■■ o - fcn X ' " - USS MILWAUKEE MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE 3-91 UNITED STATES SHII Commanding Officer Executive Officer Command Master Chief Department Heads Division Officers Chiefs Ship ' s History Ship ' s Mission Ship ' s Schedule Underway Operations Department Engineering Department Deck Department MILWAUKEE AOR-2 Supply Department Medical Department Administration Air Detachment Gulf War Underway Replenishments Daily Routine CVBG Med 3-91 Ports Homecoming CO ' s Page COMMANDING OFFICER CAPTAIN RICHARD G. COLEMAN Captain Richard G. Coleman was born and raised in Middle- town. Connecticut. He attended Morris Harvey College in Charleston. West Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mav 1968. Captain Coleman was commissioned in February 1969 and designated Naval Aviator at Beeville, Texas in April 1970. Captain Coleman reported to the East Coast A-6 Fleet Readi- ness Squadron. VA-42, in June 1970. Upon completion, he joined VA-35, during which he flew 147 combat missions in Southeast .Asia including the mining of Haiphong Harbor and " Linebacker II " Operation. In July 1973, Captain Coleman reported to training Squadron SEVEN located in Meridian. Mississippi, where he served as an Advanced Jet Flight Instructor in the TA-4J " Sky- hawk " aircraft. Following his tour as a flight instructor. Captian Coleman reported aboard the USS JOHN F. KENNEDY CV-67) in Februarv 1976 where he served as CCA Officer and Assistant Air Operations Officer. In June 1978 Captain Coleman reported to VA-42 for duties as a Fleet Readiness Instructor Pilot in the A-6 Aircraft. While assigned to the staff of VA-42 he served as Assis- tant Maintenance Officer, Director of Replacement Training, Operations Officer and Executive Officer. Following a department head tour in VA-34, Captain Coleman reported to Commander, Medium Attack Wing ONE in Spetem- ber 1983 where he served as Readiness Officer and Chief Staff Officer. Upon selection for command, he reported VA-34 in August 1984 as Executive Officer. Captain Coleman assumed command of VA-34 in January 1986. Under his command, VA-34 fired the first operation Harpoon missiles in combat sinking a Libyan " La Cambatante " warship and participated in the coordi- nated night low level attack against targets in Libya in April 1986. Capatian Coleman reported to Commander, Carrier Air Wing THREE as Deputy Commander from July 1987 to January 1989 during which he made an extended deployment to the Mediter- ranean Sea onboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). Selected for major command at sea, he was next assigned to Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, where he served as Airwing Training and Readiness Officer until June 1990. Captain Coleman has been awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, three Meriotrious Service Medals, nine Air Medals (one individual with Combat V), five Navy Commendation Medals with Combat V. and the Navy Achievement Medal. Captain Coleman was selected as co-recepient of the Association of Naval Aviation ' s Outstanding Achievement Award for Tactical Aviation in 1986. He has flown all models of the A-6 " Intruder " aircraft from A-6A to A til SWIP and has logged over 5000 tactical jet flight hours and more than 120- carrier arrested landings. ( .i| tain Coleman is married to the former Diane C. KocIh-Ij 1 ice " I IVnsacola. Florida. They reside in Virginia Beach with then two daughters, Shannon and Hillary. SHHF m »» ' " hj — .-1 - . K «»— -W • " " OTIPC-- ai P S r FIS P " lfrifii«ri ft L f C. a EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMMANDER JAMES C. BISCHOFF Commander James C. (Chris) Bischoff was born in Seguin, Texas on 18 March 1952. He graduated from Seguin High School in 1970 and attended Texas Luthern College, graduat- ing with a Bachelor ' s Degree in 1974. After completing a year of postgraduate work at the University of Texas, Commander Bischoff attended Officer Candidate School and was commis- sioned in September 1976. Commander Bischoff reported aboard USS LAWRENCE (DDG-4 ) in June 1977. While serving as ASW Officer, and later as CIC Officer, he participated in three Mediterranean deploy- ments. In September 1980. Commander Bischoff reported to Fleet ASW Training Center, Atlantic as instructor for the ASW Offi- cer course. As instructor, curriculum officer and division head for surface acoustic analysis training, he helped develop sever- al new training programs, including those supporting introduc- tion of the AN SQQ-89 sonar system. Commander Bischoff reported aboard USS PHARR1S (FF- 1094 ) in August 1983 as Engineering Officer. While assigned to PHARRIS, he completed a Mediterranean Deployment, regular overhaul and refresher training during which time PHARRIS was awarded the COMNAVSURFLANT Battle Efficiency " E " Award. Commander Bischoff was next assigned to USS CANISTEO (AO-99) as Engineer Officer from July 1985 to July 1987. After participating in USCG Counter-Narcotics law enforcement operations in the Caribbean and preparing CANISTEO for its first-ever operational Propulsion Plant Examination, he was selected to attend Armed Forces Staff College, graduating in January 1988. Reporting to Commander in Chief, U.S. European Com- mand in January 1988, Commander Bischoff served on the staff of the J5 Plans and Policy Directorate. During his tour in Stuttgart, he developed contingency plans for the deployment of U.S. forces in Africa and Middle East and served as Depart- ment of State liaison for emergency action planning. Commander Bischoff reported aboard USS MILWAUKEE (AOR-2) in August 1990 as Executive Officer and participated in Operation Provide Comfort while deployed on Mediter- ranean Deployment 3-91. Commander Bischoff has been awarded the Defense Merito- rious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. He is married to the former Patricia Glennon of San Antonio, Texas. Thi-v have two sons. Brent and Kurt. COMMAND MASTER CHIEF 3MCM (SW) WADE D. WILLINGHAM BMC.M (SW) Willingham entered the United States Navy in ovember 1964. After graduating from Recruit Training Com- and. San Deigo he reported aboard USS SEMMES (DDG-18). meported in Charleston, South Carolinia. Several Deploy- ents later, he reported aboard the USS FORREST ROYAL jJD-872) out of Mayport, Florida. While on the FORREST OYAL he completed a Red Sea cruise and assisted in decom- iissioning and turnover of the ship in the Turkish Navy. I His next assignment in August 1973 was in Norfolk, Virginia soard the USS FRANCIS MARION ( LP A-249) where he made rveral deployments conducting numerous amphibious opera- ons. This ship was also the host ship for the Mardi Gras in lew Orleans in 1975. and participated in Queen Elizabeth ' s . ' liver Jubilee in Portsmouth, England in 1977. In August 1978 he reported to Naval Amphibious School, Lit- i? Creek, Virginia as an Instructor for Boatswain Mate Train- ig. In Januarty 1981 he became a member of the commission- ig crew, a UNTTAS Cruise and Med Deployment, Master itiief went ashore as Senior Battalion Chief and instructor at ifficer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island. Master Chief Willingham is a 1986 graduate of the senior Misted Academy in Newport, Rhode Island. In October 1988. Je commissioned the USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG-62), hmeported in San Diego, California. He reported for duty as te USS MILWAUKEE (AOR-2) Command Master Chief in Ibruary 1991. His awards include: Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialists, Iavy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement (2), Battle " E " 1 bbon (3), Good Conduct (4), National Defense Medal (2) «id Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. Master Chief Willingham jid his wife Claudette make their home in Virginia Beach. DEPARTMENT HEADS LCDR DRAB COMMAND CHAPLAIN LCDR HICKS CHIEF ENGINEER LCDR OLIVER SUPPLY OFFICER LCDR TERLIZZESE OPERATIONS OFFICER LT LAMBERT FIRST LIEUTENANT LT " DOC " ROSE MEDICAL OFFICER LT E. ECKERT EWO ESO LT B. HUSS ELECTRICAL OFFICER LTJGJ. MECKLEY OOD SERVICE OFFICER LTJG C. BROWN AUXILIARY OFFICER LTJGJ. HOWELL WEAPONS OFFICER LTJGJ. TRAA DISBURSING OFFICER ■- fc ENS R. ANNET MACHINERY OFnCER ENS S. SPEARS ADMIN OFFICER CW03 P. STIENKE MPA CW02 B. WILSON BOS ' N CHIEFS rv BMCM (SW) REESE ASST. FIRST LT HMCS (SW) ASPA MEDICAL BMCS (SW) BUCHART FIRST DMSION QMCS (SW) CHANDLER NAVIGATION MSCS (SW) CLARO FOOD SERVICE DCCS (SW) FOUGHT DAMAGE CONTROL ICCS (SW) KILBOURN ELECTRICAL SKCS (SW) SCHMALENBERGER STOREKEEPING MMC (SW) CARTER MACHINERY DIVISION HTCS (SW) BURNSIDE REPAIR DIVISION YNCS HOWD ADMINISTRATION SHC (SW) CUFF STORES MAC FABIAN CMC (SW) LEWIS OSC(SW) MEYER FCC (SW) REINHEIMER MASTER VI K 1S WEAPONS COMBAT INFORMATION ( 1 VIER FIRE CONTROL A •■v l W 1 r l ' ■ ' r .l I " ■«.»- BMC (SW) SCOTT SECOND DIVISION MMC (SW)SIMS STREAM MMC (SW) STEWART LIQUID CARGO MMC (SW) WARREN AUXILIARIES ETC (SW) YOUNG ELECTRONICS TECH NO WONDER YOU DIDN ' T GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN EWC (SW) ROSENMARKLE!!! r 1 FR 106 THREE SHIPS NAMED MILWAUKEE Three previous ships have carried the name MILWAU- KEE: an IRONCLAD MONITOR of the Civil war; a turn-of- the-century CRUISER that make a valiant rescue attempt of a submarine; and a light CRUISER that had a long, varied and illustrious career. The present day L ' SS MILWAUKEE was commissioned on 1 November 1969 at the Boston Naval shipyard as the sec- ond of the WICHITA CLASS replenishment oilers. During her first decade of service MILWAUKEE completed five Mediterranean deployments, three readiness exercises, evac- uated American citizens from Cyprus in 1974 and Lebanon in 1976. and transported the treasures of the ancient Egyp- tian KING TUTANKHAMUM to the United States. Throughout the next decade MILWAUKEE continued to provide excellent service to the fleet, completing two more Mediterrenean deployments by 1984. In 1985 she participat- ed in Unitas XXVI, a joint exercise between the United States and our South American allies, during which MIL- WAUKEE was the sole logistics support ship for TASK FORCE ONE-THREE-EIGHT. In 1987 MILWAUKEE again displayed her ability to sup- port our allies during EXERCISE OCEAN SAFARI in the North Atlantic, providing services to over eighty NATO ships form eleven nations. Transferring over 30 million gal- lons of fuel and 2000 tons of cargo in waters above Arctic Circle, MILWAUKEE earned the venerable " BLUE NOSE " Award. In 1988 MILWAUKEE completed a Mediterranean and Indian Ocean deployment in support of American Forces in the Persian Gulf. During this deployment MIU WAUKEE spent 108 consecutive days at sea demonstrating her unique ability to remain on station for extended periods of time. MILWAUKEE was honored in July 1989 by being selected to serve as host ship for the historic Soviet ship visit in Nor- folk, hosting the officers and crew of the Soviet Fleet replenishment oiler GASTANOV. In November 1989 MIL- WAUKEE distinguished herself during the Soviet Presiden- tial Summit in Malta where she provided boats and crew to assist in transporting dignitaries, security agents, and the press between USS BELKNAP and the Soviet Cruiser SLAVA. In April 1990 MILWAUKEE completed her ninth Mediter- ranean deployment and immediately redeployed in May to support the U.S. Coast Guard during a two month COl TER-NARCOTICS OPERATION in the Caribbean. Mil WAUKEE completed her fifth PMA overhaul in Decem- ber 1990 while OPERATION DESERT SHIELD was reach- ing its peak in the Persian Gulf. In keeping with her proud tradition. MILWAUKEE stood ready to deploy as OPERA- IION l)t SKRT SHIELD became OPERATION DESERT STORM. The ship ' s insignia is pattern after the official seal of the city of MILWAUKEE. The insignia has the ship ' s motto " SER- VICE " , imposed on the traditional Navy anchor. The four surrounding fields signify replenishment aspects of the ship. Above is the helicopter used in vertical replen- ishment. To the right are rigs for refueling, and to the left the weapons cargo. Below is the cargo net for transferring the multitude of dry cargo. the insignia is completed with the rope, chain and stars of I the official Navy seal. MISSION OF THE AOR The mission of replenishment ships in the U.S. Navy is to Drovide the Fleet with underway replenishment capabilities, ninimizing the Navy ' s need for dependence upon overseas jases which might be denied in the time of war, international ensions or changing political climates. The AOR is a multi-commodity vessel capable of providing •ustomers with a wide range of products that include: 7.2 mil- ion gallons of Navy distillate fuel used to power all non-nucle- ir Navy ships: jet aircraft fuel full range of high usage load list tnd deck load items; 450 tons of dry and frozen provisions; ind 600 tons of ammunition. In addition, with the ability to •arry over 1000 measured tons of fleet freight on her cargo ind main decks. Perhaps the most unique and valuable feature f this floating " Seven-Eleven " is to provide one-stop shop- )ing. By load adjusting with other single commodity fleet sup- ort ships such as AE ' s, AFS ' s or AO ' S, the AOR can literally e-supply an entire battle group by itself. Utilizing a combina- ion of alongside and vertical replenishment techniques, the iOR is capable of transferring over 750,000 gallons of fuel jid 250 measured tons of material per hour. The ability to pro- ide this wide range of services so quickly allows the individual inits of battle group to return to their primary mission in a ninimum amount of time. The AOR is a particularly valuable asset to the mobile logis- ics support force. It combines the functions of three special- jed ships and is fully capable of providing optimum support in variety of different environments. The AOR is capable of sus- ained speeds in excess of 20 knots and can operate indepen- .ently or as a unit of a fast replenishment task group. MILWAUKEE CHARACTERISTICS DIPLACEMENT: 40,000 TONS LENGTH: 659 FEET BEAM: 96 FEET DRAFT: 38 FEET SPEED 20 KNOTS PROPELLERS: 2 RUDDERS: 2 BOILERS: 3 650 PSI MAIN ENGINES: 32,000 SHP WEAPONS: PHALANX SEA SPARROW MED 3-91 CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS 1 June U W Med Deployment 3-91 1 June - 12 June Transit Atlantic 13 June - 23 June U W East Med Op Area 24 June - 25 June Inport Souda Bay, Crete 26June-28June U W Central Med Op Area 29 June - 30 June Inport Naples, Italy 1 J ul - 3 J ul W W Central Med Op Area J u l Inport Augusta Bay 5 July- 11 July East Med Op Area 12 July - 14 July Inport Souda Bay, Crete 16 July -25 July U W East Med Op Area 26 July- 1 August Inport Haifa, Israel 2 August - 1 1 August U W East Med Op Area 4 August - 9 August EMAT 12 August Inport Souda Bay, Crete 13 August - 17 August U W East Med Op Area 18 August - 19 August Inport Alexandria, Eg 20 August - 21 August U W East Med Op Area 22 August - 23 August Inport Souda Bay, Crete 24 August - 27 August U W East Med Op Area 28 August - 31 August Inport Rhodes, Greece 1 September - 5 September U W Central Med Op Area 6 September - 16 September Cartegena , Spain (RAV) 17 September - 15 October U W Central Med Op Area 01 October- 15 October Display Determination 16 October - 20 October Inport Souda Bay, Crete 21 October - 3 November U W Central Med Op Area 22 October - 26 October Exercise Hammerlock 4 November - 5 November Inport Marseille, Fr 6 November - 10 November U W West Med Op Area 6 November- 9 November EMAT 1 1 November - 15 November Inport Palma, Spain 16 November - 21 November U W West Med Op Area 22 November - 5 December Toulon, France (RAV) 6 December - 8 December U W West Med Op Area 9 December - 10 December Inprot Rota, Spain 1 1 December - 20 December Transit Atlantic 21 December Arrive Norfolk 22 December - 30 December Inport Norfolk Stand down 16 ■L - ffii. UNDERWAY SHIFT COLORS V1AY30, 1991 OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT n b fr- mi ' l m r ,S . . .L-.v -. -.v iHLNnUKtL OI DIVISION OSl (S V) TAYLOR 052 KOCHER OS2 MILES 053 MCGRAW OS3 MARTIN OS3 NODA OS3 O ' CONNER OSSA DANIELS OSSA STEWARD OSSR COBB yj hi f x OSSR SHEWHANI «s h isvrJ OC DIVISION fflE RADIO GANG THE SIGNALS GANG We average close to K00 outgoing and 6,000 incoming radio eletvpe messages monthly as well as coordinate with the Iridge or CIC personnel, either the activation or restoral of all oice and data circuits coming into or leaving the MILWAU- KEE. We maintain a myriad of electronic equipment used for atellite communications, teletype machinery and complex ntenna svstems in addition to the upkeep of several divisional (paces for preservation, cleanliness and Damage Control leadiness. Twelve hours on, twelve hours off. day in day out. Letters irom home help hut the thought of going home one day, is ver recurring. The Signalmen aboard MILWAUKEE provide accurate and rapid communications with other ships in the Battle Group when within visual range. This form of communicating is accomplished in the following ways: FLASHING LIGHT - Morse Code by the flashing of lights on a 1 2 inch search light to formulate letters in the alphabet, FLAGHOIST - The raising of flags and pennants to pass tactical information and SEMAPHORE - Letters being formed by hand arm movements to spell words. Other means of communicating involve the use of INFRA-RED Flashing light (at night, only seen by the intend- ed recipient), and OMNIDIRECTIONAL (all directions) Flashing light, employing the use of a telegraph key (as in Morse Code) to blink lights on and off on the forward mast of the ship corresponding to letters of the alphabet. M3 ELTRINGHAM RM3 GRIFFIN RMSN FITZGERALD i ■ ■ s SM2 (SW) HOUSE SM2 (SW) SMSN BERRY OF DIVISION High tech warfare is needed in today ' s hostile combat systems back aft, the MILWAUKEE has a lethal defense environment. That is where the fire control technician against any attack. Maintaining, repairing and operating comes in. With two 3. 000 round per minute 20 MM PHA- these complex weapons system is the job of our fire con- LANX Forward and two NATO SEA SPARROW missiles trolmen. FC1 STIDAM FC2 KR L ' TER FC2 MCRAE FC3 DA1LEY H i KINGSTON FC3 SIDOTI FC3 SOUTHERLAND FCSN MCC.LURKIN U « ' OE DIVISION Theelectronics technicians onboard the MILWAUKEE well as all associated auxiliary equipment. These systems naintain all external communications, navigation radars, are extremely vital to safe operation and mission of the dentification (IFF), and data processing equipment as ship. ETl MILLER ET2 ARMSTORNG ET2 MCKINNEY ET2 MORGAN ET2 NEISHI ET3 ADAMS ET3 LOWERY OW DIVISION Am, ship missile defense (ASMD) is the primary mission of the MILWAU- The EW operators and technicians continually monitor and evaluate all radar s£ES electronic warfare (OW) Division. Sophisticated electronic equipment signals are the primary means of self defense for the MILWAUKEE. AN SLG-32(V)3) and highlv specialized training ensure maximum ship pro- ection in this rapidly expanding warfare area. EW3 IHLENFELD EW3 LEARY EW3 STURTEVANT SN FILIUS NAVIGATION J QM3 NETSELL QMSN CHAVEZ QMSN HAMILTON ! l M P ) J r Ak A ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT f.j AUXILIARY DIVISION The elite of MILWAUKEE, " A gang " through untiring dedica- water, cold sodas, and clean laundry any time, anywhere. Don ' t don and high levels of professionalism kept the crew cool and hesitate to call on the " A Gangsters " , comfortable. They ensured that the ship had plenty of hot ; ' •— » s MMl JACOBSON MM3 NORRIS ENFA LIBBY MMl N BROADHURST MMKA DEARING MMFAWAI.KKR - - m LIQUID CARGO DIVISION Liquid Cargo division is responsible for the safe transfer and •eceipt of 7.5 million gallons of petroleum fuel. Located in our no pump room we have nine monster pumps, each capable of Dumping 3.000 gallons of fuel per minute at 150 PSI. Normally ve maintain two pumps one at a time delivering approximately i to 6 thousand gallons fuel testing laboratory, which we test ur fuel daily, and do corrective actions to keep it clean and on rrade. Aside from cargo we have an independent JP-5 system for refueling helicopters. Our capabilities to refuel Helo ' s include H-2 ' s, H-3 ' s and CH-53 ' s and our most common for which we carry two are the CH-46 ' s. Basically liquid cargo plays a most significant role onboard MILWAUKEE making her rate of accomplishments most imperative to her mission. A basic fact is that liquid cargo owns two quarters of the ship, and we ' re proud of what we do! MM1 COATES MM2 FREDERICK MM3 FARTHING MM3 PRINGLE MMFN DANIELS MMFN PULLEN FN STEVENSON J BOILERS DIVISION BTl TROMBLEY BT1 VVASHBISCH BT2 LEVIS BT2 MACHNIKOWSKI BT2 OSTROBER BT2 STORK BT3 BENNINGTON BT3HALL BT3 HICKLING BT3 RASHKO BT3 STEPHENS BT3 TIJAM BT3 TINGLER BT3 WILLIAMS BTFN MINERV1NO BTFN WILSON BTFA ANDERSON BTFA BERRIEN BTFA BURGESS BTFA ENSELL BTFA FERNANDEZ FA HALE BTFA HILL FR DAVIS Boiler Technician (BT) MACHINERY DIVISION MMl GARNER MM2 FREUCHT MM2 WTLLMANN MM3 GODFREY MM: HIDALGO MM: JACKSON MM3 MITCHELL MM3 REYES MM3 TRAVIS MM3 TUTTLE MMFN HURT MMFN RATZA MMFN SEXTON MMFN WADEN MMFA DILLARD - Jl h 7 n - MMFA FLOWERS MMFA HESTER FA HOGAN MMFA MORGAN MMFA REED THE MEN WHO SAIL BELOW [The Now each of lis. from time to time, has gazed upon the sea. and watched the Ole ' MIL pulling out to keep our country free, and most of us have read a book or heard a lusty tale, about the men who sail this ship, through lightning, wind and hail. But there ' s a place within the ship that legends fail to teach, where men toil and sweat red blood, where sunlight fails to reach. It ' s down below the water line, it takes a living toil, a hot metal living hell that sailors call the " Hole " . It houses engines run by steam that make the shafts go round. A place of noise and heat with blood of angry steam, and molten Gods without remorse, nightmares from a dream. Whose threat that from the fires roar, is like a living doubt that anv minute would with scorn, escape and crush you out. | Vhere turbines scream like tortured souls, alone and lost in ftiell as ordered from above somewhere, they answer every bell. The men who keep those fires lit and make the engines run and every hour of every day. they keep watch in hell. They are strangers to the world of light, and rarely see the sun. They have no time for God of man, no tolerance for fear. eir respect pays no living thing the tribute of their fear. For there ' s not much that a man can do that these men haven ' t done. Beneath the decks, deep in the hole, to make the engines run. And every hour of every day, they keep watch in hell. For if the fires ever fail, MILWAKEE useless shell. When we converge to have a war upon an angry sea, the men below just grimly smile at what their fate may be. They ' re locked in below like men doomed who hear no battle cry. It ' s well assumed that if we ' re hit. the men below will die. For every day ' s war down there when the gauges all read red. Six hun- dred pounds of heated steam can make you mighty dead. So if you ever write their sons or try to tell the tale, the very works world make you hear the fiery furnaces wait and people as general rule don ' t see these hardened souls. So little heard about this place that sailors call the " Hole " . But I can sing about this place, and try to make you see the hardened life of the men down there, cause one of them is me. I ' ve seen those sweat soaked Heroes fight, in superheated air to keep MILWAUKEE alive and right, though no one knows they ' re there. And thus they ' ll fight for ages on " till warships fight no more. Amid the boilers mighty thunder, and the tur- bines hellish roar. So when Milwaukee pulls out to meet a war- like foe, remember faintly, if you can, " THE MEN WHO SAIL BELOW " . ■ 41 0% Machinist ' s Mate (MM) ELECTRICAL DIVISION EM3 REEVES EMFN GRACE EMFN JOHNSON EMFN LEWIS EMFN OVERSTREET FN BAII.Y I Ml I S ICFA NESMTTH REPAIR DIVISION MR2 KESSLING DC2 YEAGER DCFN BRIDGES DCFN BUZARD OCFN CORBETT DCFN SAUCEDO DCFN SCHMIEDER FA KLESTA DECK DEPARTMENT Boatswain ' s Mate (BM; FIRST DIVISION First division operates and maintains oil equipment forward of the ship. The division ' s well trained personnel stands under- way bridge watches, inport quarterdeck watches, security watch- es, anchoring evolutions, and cargo boom operations. During underway replenishments our service to the fleet is always accomplished with pride and professionalism. Whether it is boat operations, deck seamanship, or underway replenish- ments, FIRST DIVISION is first for a reason. BM1 (SW) ALDERSON BM2 (SW)RATLIFF BM3 ADVANT BM3 LEBLANC BM3 TURNEY SN AZCONA SN BOWERS SN HENDERSON SN JACOBS SN ROBINSON SA AI.FARO SA COLBURN SAGRIFFEN SAHANN SAHII.I. SA I.OSH SA MARTIN SA SMITH, M. SRAMERSON SK BELOW STREAM DIVISION Stream division maintains all deck machinery used for under- wa replenishment which includes winches, elevators, and fork truck. In addition. Stream division maintains the six small boats used for liberty and man overboard recovery. L. • ■ EMI HINKLE MM2 BROWN MM 2 COOK BM2 MOCHERMAN MM3 BLACK MM3 CLIFTON BM3 FORGUES EM3 JONES BM3 SWANSON EM3 THOMAS FN DEMARCO MMFN DINGLE SN FURBY MMFN ISLAR MMFN KAPLA f ? ij if EM FN WILLIAMS SN BOLLITTIER SR LEWIS J SECOND DIVISION Second division is in charge of the maintenance and delivery of three fueling stations and 2 cargo stations. In addition, they provide boat coxswains and maintenance on two liberty boats. When the ship arrives to any port, it is second division ' s duty to set up the accomodation ladder in order to get the crew on the beach quickly and safely, the men keep busy with day to day preservation and provide the manpower for helo fight and crash operation. They are the " L ' nrep Division " and will be sec- ond to none. BM1 S V) FLEMING BM2 (SW)HENSON BM2 (SW)VUKETICH BM 2 WALKER BM3 BREWER BM3 DITTO BM3 HAL GEN BM3 KRAFT BM3 RAMIREZ BM3 SMITH, V. SNIGL SN JORDAN SN PERRY SN AVALLE SA BISHOP SA HARDEN S A KLINE SN SHIPMAN SA SMITH, R. s WILLIAMS SUPPLY DEPARTMENT S-l DIVISION " FLEET FREIGHT INC. 5) SKI (SW)DELLHERY SKI (SW) ENOCHS SKI KRL SE SKI TUCKER SK2 CLINEBELL SK2 FERNANDEZ SK2 HILLEGAS SK3 K1NGWOOD SK3 MCKNIGHT SK3 MILLER SK3 POSPISIL SK3 RAW LS SK3 REDMON SKSN OKEREKE SKSN REESE SN BROWN, W. SKSN EVANS SN HINES SA MERCER SA VALDEZ Wm S-2 DIVISION " FOOD SERVICE " MSI MSI (SW) DONOVAN HOOPER NED PERFETTI RICHARDS WELBORN CONWAY ROBERTS HENDERSON BROWN S-3 DIVISION SH2 PENA SH3 GAL ' LDIN SH3 DEBMAN SH3 RITCHEV ■ K t-ln S-4 DIVISION DKl DLGIMO DKSN WILERSON S-5 DIVISION GMGl (SW)PREVATTE GMG2 (SYV)CARY GMG2 MILLEDGE GMG2 SKORA GMG3 BEST GMG3 JONES GMG3 SHIVERS GMG3 SOULE GMG3 THOMAS GMGSA SMITH YA-CW MEDICAL DEPARTMENT HMl EDMONDS HM3 CHEW HM3 HILL SNBALUYUT ADMINISTRATION PCI (SW) STUCKEY YN2 DAVIS MM2 (SW) KINARD RM3 WEBBER o V I Jft. tf HC-8 DETACHMENT SIX " HIGH ROLLERS " With two h-46 SEA KNIGHTS Helicopter embarked, Det Six was well prepared to serve the verticle replenishment, logistic and search and rescue missions of the USS MILWAUKEE and FORRESTAL BatUe Group. Vertrep is the movement of staged cargo from ship to ship bv an external hook on the helicopter. Det Six mover cargo to ships along side MILWAUKEE while taking fuel, or at a dis- tance while the customer was on station. With cargo stations rigged, vertrep complements the rate of cargo transfer to the customer. In some cases, depending on the quantity to be transferred, vertrep can eliminate the need for a cargo rig. Vertrep also provides the flexibility to get goods to cu stomers without having to come along side. Logistic missions involved the transfer of passengers, mail and cargo around the battle group. This w T as accomplished by either landing and loading cargo internally or by hoisting pas- sengers, mail and cargo for delivery to the proper destination. These missions were typicallv performed miles from the USS MILWAUKEE. The H-46 is also a first rate search and rescue platform. With our SAR aircrewmen, Det Six performed multiple searches for vessels in distress and downed aircraft. By mid point in our deployment Det six had flown over 570 hours, moved over 3 million pounds of cargo, 51,000 pounds of mail, hoisted 142 passengers and transported 1 192 others. LT TOM " DOC " DOUGHERTY LT ED " ONE WAV MILLER LT DAN " ALBATROSS " ROQUES LT KEN " CRUSHER " TAIRA ' Yf i- A ' V I j " V • 9 a Jf X n ft g a p 2 T- r a a a R| r r if r AEC RICHARDSN AD1 FURR AMS1 JONES AMH1 SPEED AK2 GLENN AMS2 K1EVIT PR2 KROGULSKI AD3 ASHLEY AZ2 COLLINS AE3 MORRIS AMH3 STARK AMS3 SUDDUTH AN BEWLEY AMSAN BUDD AN CUSTODIO ATAN GOLDBERGER AN PARKER ADAN RUFO AA SHELEY FLIGHT QUARTERS! FLIGHT QUARTERS! ALL IN A DAYS WORK r FH 123 12!; ig y x niv " U CAN ' T TOUCH THIS 55 HAMMER TIME!!! GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT GULF WAR: TOTAL VICTORY ()n August 2, 1990, A man named Saddam Hussein decided to invade the small, oil rich country of Kuwait. Ignoring all laws of diplomacy and the world community in general, he continued his siege and dis- regard nt humanity even as his " elite " republican guard were being soundly beaten into submission by allied Nato forces. I he white Hags dl surrender starkl) oudined b) a skv black with smoke of 500 burning oil wells I he slimes l the once prestigious beaches ol Kuwait City were now laden with gushing oil from offshore i igs. 1 his was the beginning and end ot a war that loomed above lor the family and crew of the USS MIL- WAUKEE during the winter ol 1990. The entire world was put on alert and no one more so than the forces nl the United States military. MILWAUKEE, having been scheduled for the shipyards after a successful Med deployment in 1989-90, was now looking at its third " earlv " deployment in as main years. Fortunatch sin was able to complete hei yard period ahead of schedule and was thus part of the Atlantic Fleet Forces awaiting the tall to duty. Unfortunately, she had several false starts before finally being allowed to set sail. All of these factors weighed heavily on the crew and their loved ones but. in typical old Mil fashion, we stood read) to deploy at a moment ' s notice. That moment of deployment finall) (ame on 30 May 1991 at 0930 when she set sail from Pier 3 Norfolk, Virginia. As late would have it. a minor engineering casualty brought us back in that night for quick repairs and one last chance lor goodbyes. With the skill and speed we had come to expect, necessary ' repairs were effected and MILWAUKEE was ,, me and lor all underway for the MED 3-91 Cruise at 1830 June 1, 1991. 1 he tall of 1990 brought tragedy in the Middle East. Once again this volatile region became a hot bed of conflict when Saddam Hussein invaded the nation of Kuwait. Leaving a path of torture and destruction to its capital, Kuwait City. U.S. and Nato forces were called into action to defend this tiny country in " Opera- tion Desert Shield " . The build up of forces from 29 different nations forming the allied coalition reached a peak ol nvc! 50(1.(100 Hoops with an unprecedented ti Navy carrier groups including the Battle ships, USS WISCONSIN and USS MISSOURI. A total if 10S Naval ships were to be stationed in both the Persian Cull and Eastern Med Regions. It was only a matter of time before failed diplomatic attempts would lead to actu- al comb.it and " Operation Desert Storm " . The " Conflict in the Gulf " became the " Cult War " live on CNN at 1900 Eastern Standard time 17 January 1991 when President Bush announced to the world that " The Liberation of Kuwait has begun " . We watched as bombs fell relentlessly from the skies of Baghdad and felt chills as reporters giving live updates donned gas masks, as we ourselves had done during numerous general quarters drills. Only this time it was no drill. the war was teal and so were the lears. We all knew someone who was going to, or already in " The Cull " . The war continued for 45 days with only 100 hours of ground fighting orchestrated by the now infamous General " Stormin " Norman Schwarzkoff. The worlds fourth largest army lav in defeat after more than a month ot relentless aii strikes by coalition tones, less than seven months from ' Shield ' to " Storm " , twenty nme [raqui aircraft had been destroyed in air-to-air combat with no coalition loses. 300 air sorties daily bombed the elite republic an guards. Navv sorties totalled more than 3.500 from the six carriers. And more than 260 I omahawk ( i uise Missiles had been launched. With more than 60 enemy vessels sunk. Iraqi Naval operations, as well as the- rest ol Saddam Hussein ' s milii.uv mac hinerv and potential for future threat, had been devastated. A LITTLE R AND R HOLIDAY ROUTINE AT WORK, REST, OR PLAY ... IT ' S ANOTHER FINE MILWAUKEE DAY! CARRIER BATTLEGROUP 3-91 I SS OKKIOVVN CG-48 USS BUTTE AE-27 USSDALECG-19 SOUDA BAY, CRETE RHODES, GREECE HAIFA, ISRAEL ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT CARTEGENA, SPAIN MARSEILLE, FRANCE PALMA, SPAIN TOULON, FRANCE EGYPT 7 ' .l - v % ■m WINE, I WOMAN, AND SONG 1 HOMECOMING - DECEMBER 21, 1991 Hill " iw Hllu ' " ■ •m .1 KL l r . ' fl to - 8205199 fW « " , tial suppo Provide Com our NATO Allies, support, we partit i Operation ;t exercises with riding replenishment h and rescue opera- tions as well as proyMed MEDEVAC supports for units in the batde group. mILWAUKEE also became the first ship of its class to provide coordinated port visits sup- port to a U.S. submarine. Although MILWAUKEE sent 138 days of this deploy- ment at sea, we were alsafffftrded wonderful opportu- nities to visit foreign po Hp Egypt, Israel, Greece, Italy, France, and Spain. I phg each port visit, MIL- WAUKEE sailors dispU ) p- highest standard of conduct and represen gQ)fij:ountry in a highly cred- itable manner. The real reward that the meu of MILWAUKEE have as a result of this deployment is the realization that we provided a very valuable service to the U.S. SIXTH Fleet, the navy and the nation. " We ' can all feel a sense of pride in knowing we did bTlrjob well and that it was an important job. The key to MILWAUKEE ' S success can only be attributed to the superb team effort put " rth by the officers and crew. The men you saw in the ° " »difig pages worked extremely hard to make MIL- KEE the fine ship she is today. I could not have been more proud of their performance. To the men of the MILWAUKEE, " It has been a pleasure to serve with m WaJsimrth Publishing Cxnnfxttty Marceline. Missoun 64658 USA BaiTV Brnwn, Janaf Office Sunt- 2111 N..rt.,lk.VA2?5(i: (S04 (466-7575 $gp|lK$ 1 ■1 - mKrflwjsg bSD . Si K$ft ,i;]| Mil gyviHiBfc H nil A • I Xt


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