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The Bicentennial Year 1976 USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20) r 30 ' I5°W f mmmm i m MMW t o MOUNT WHITNEY PUTS IT ALL TOGETHER - " 2 :- To sail on a dream on a crystal clear ocean zK mn To ride on the crest of the wild raging storm To work in the service of life and the living In search of the answers to questions unknown To be part of the movement and part of the growing Part of beginning to understand iy Like the dolphin who guides you you bring us beside you To light up the darkness and show us the tvay For though we are strangers in your silent world to live on the land we must learn from the sea -•jiitg s SlLi- To be true as the tide and free as a wind-swell joyful and loving in letting it he. John Denver ' ' Calypso " Capt. Lowe H. Bibby Commanding Officer June 1974 -June 1976 r ' ftj 1 -1 ' -. --i H ■» 1% -V 4M Capcain Bibbv was MOl NT Will INI- ' s ihuJ ...nm.i,,.!, n c Officer, and he will be lonp rcmcmbcrc.i by the Ml sailors who knew him. Captain Itibby was relieved in June, 1976. Capt. Raymond M. Burr is Commanding Officer MOUNT WllITNF.Y ' s fourth Commanding Officer. Captain Burris, commanJed MOUNT WHITNEY during this year ' s highly successful International Naval Review, Northern European deployment and, of course, our second successful P.E.B. MOUNT WHITNEY looks forward to many more cruises under his fine leadership. Commander Alan S. Miller Executive Officer suc iia C ommandtT Miller assumed his position of • l.xecutive Officer in January of last year. His highly professional attitude and deep committment to the crew has greatly added to MOIM »llir P. ' s fine perfo Chaplain E. A. Hanawalt Chaplain Hanawalt has provided that often needed spiritual counseling so important to the men of MOUNT WHITNEY. He is indeed a familiar figure in MOUNT WHITNEY ' S passage- ways and chapel, the finest in the fleet. LCDR Robert MoUett Electronics Maintenance Offii l.T Paul Knapik Operations l,rj(, P.iul - haw Operations Administrative Department The Administrative Ui-parimiiii. the workiii); arm of (lie Executive Officer, is a vital ami hard workinf; element in USS MOUNT WHITNKY. While many have the impression of riams of paper and endless copies of copies, -l and -2 divisions arc far more diversified. X-1 is composed of the Ship ' s Admin Office-, the I ' ost Office, Legal Office. 3M Office. Per- sonnel Office, Master-at-.Arms. Human Resource Management and Minority . ffairs Offic cs. and the C haplain ' s Office. The other division of Admin is X-2. Included in this division are the Drafting -Shop, the Print Shop, Photo Lab, and the Public Affairs Office. Some of the things brought to the crew by this division are radio and television while at sea, a large majority of the photographs used in this book, and the art work and printing so often seen in the many training and informational aids seen aboard MOUNT WHITNtY. X-1 and X-2 divisions arc filled with highlv professional sailors who are always ready to help their shipmates. X-1 Division " ( cat not do everything at hut u e can do something at o; VM Charles. Uckson, ' iN? Don Carrltv, SN Q. A. Smith, (V.O Fiill W ' oolnough (Division Officer), VN3 John Mcintosh, " iX Frederick Colbv, VNl Raymond Hughes. SN Henry Rhim, NCC Dennis Lee, PN3 Stev McFarland. MAI Charles Threlkeld, PHI John Hudson, SN John Piccini. (St.indins ai li-fi) PN Rt-naio I.arBoza. PNSA Ncsior Aiicn a. PN2 Thomas Perkins, PNSN Timoihv Miller, (scaicdl P ? Miki- Sanders, PNCS Boyd Walker, (below) SN Wilfrcdo Caberio, SN Kddie Anguianu. PM Allen Harris. (Above) S (jarry Rudewit , Mil- A Keilli l.iivill, (a« righi) I.T Richard Tuggle. nepanmeni Head. PC3 Horace Stone, PC3 Chris Fowler, SN George Whitney, PCI Robert Richards. GMGl Joseph Allen, FTGC Thomas McCormick, MSCS Romeo Miranda. (Standing) VNl John Mclnnis, VNC James Worthington, (seated) YNSN Dean Ratliff, SN Kevin Reed. s Vlilham Ril.k SN Rudy Trtvino, J03 Erik Erickson X-2 Division (Hack row) PUJ Juan Cusiodio, PIK Roper Harms, PUCS Kcill. Shradir, (middk» PIU Suvc- Skidmort-. PllAN Richard Shaf- fL-r, Pin Billv Sullivan, PIH James HoUigcr. (bottom) PllAN Paul Mink, PHA Robert Malfet- ta, PllAN John Ackcrman, PIH l.arry Uarmon. " A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a mat} who works with his hands and his hrain is a craftsman; a man who works with his hands and his, brain and his heart is an artist. " (Standing) LI2 McClard Jefferson, LM Tommv Billinger, LISR Russell Yo ung, LISA James Adkins, IJl Byron Beck. LIC Larry Mathis, LIl Reinaldo Irizarrv, L13 Hon Parents, (kneel- ing) LISN John Leber, LM Charles Lord. Communications Department l)urinf( ihc North Atlanlic Di-ploymcnt, the Communications Radio Division was headed by ( ommandcr R. J. Alvarado, Communications Officer, with R. G. Lorangcr as Assistant Communi- cations Officer, Chief Warrant Officer 3 F. Paulis as Communications Control Officer and Chief Warrant Officer 2 D. E. Eckardt as Division Officer. Since this time. Lieutenant Commander P. j. Shccdy has taken over as Communications Officer. The CR Division takes pride in being one of the largest and most professional in USS MOU.N ' T WHITNEY. The old saying that a man ' s work is never done applies greatly to the Radio gang. Their spaces are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week both in port and at sea. Their purpose is to establish and maintain communications with our shore based communications stations. Communications are vital to the welfare and well being of the ship and her crew. For without Communications and Radiomen we would soon be out of much needed supplies, food and informa- tion. The Commander of the Second Fleet, Commander of Amphibious Group Two and Commander of the Fourth Marine Amphibious Brigade all move ships and troops via messages sent from .VIOUNT WHITNEY. In addition all voice circuits located on the ship ' s bridge and various Flag spaces are set up and maintained by Radiomen. CS Division is also an important part of the Communications Department. .MOUNT WHITNEY ' S Signalmen play an important role in our mission of communications command ship. By use of flags, pennants, flashing signal lights and semaphore, these shipmates relay and receive many of the integral messages that come in and leave MOUNT WHITNEY daily while at sea. CR Division (Standing) RMCS Charles Decker, CWO Foster Paul- is, LT Rick Loranger, CW ' 02 Dennis Eckardt, RMC Michael English, RMC Teddy Mankin, (seated) LCDR P. I. Sheedv, CDR Robert Alvarado. (Standing) RMSN Georg man, RM Ken Barnett Ricardo Gonzales, (kr RM1 Bradley Hash. ; Mcneelv, RMS Mike Stewart, RMSN Rich Cole- RMSN Edward Yocum, RMS Gary Perkins, RM2 ;eling) RMS James Griffin, RM2 Steve Norton, (Standing) RMl David Wedic (kneeling) RM3 Robert McC;a ' While the right to talk may be the begininng of freedom, the necessity of listening is ivhat makes the right importanL " Walter Lippman RM2 John Stephens, ey, RMSN Paul lloff. J «. - fc. _ - 9 . RMSN lohn Souili, KMJ AlfnJ Kob fthak-v. R H John (Sianding) RM3 Rick Willtiic-, RMl David Rf.uli. RMl Rohc Burns, (kneeling) RM2 Mike Vanlamiingham, RM3 Troy «yati ( tan,lin);l RMSN Sammv I«iNjalf, KM Mario C.i.n aks, RM? Jolin ( ramer, RM Richard l.MuaMir, RM Siank-v «alkcr. (kiicelins) R H Donald llav. RM( Hill. KM David Vllri.n. (Standing) RM3 Jimmy Santia Bowden, RM1 Ronald Conlcv, Melton Hill, k.Ml Darryl Starks RM2 Gary Lm ?cling) RMSN Ji )avid KM 3 f t f » Y ' £ (Standing) RMSN D. B. McLaughlin, RM1 Kenneth Lockard, RM3 Gene Rogers, (kneeling) RM2 Paul Stagge, RM3 Stephen Hills, RM2 Carl Leiter. (Standing) LCDR James Kronzer, RM3 Gary McKee, RMl Clyde Sawyers, ENS Kenneth Bernhardt, (kneel- ing) RMSN Robert Genereux, RM3 Robert Martin, RM2 Daniel McKeevcr, RMSN Ricky W ' olvcrton. (Slandins) KStl P.iiil I.iUo.uf, RM2 J u k Kiarns, RM3 John Nysscn. RMl Maynard Tisdalc-, (kncclins) RMSN Greg Trapp, RM3 John Whiilock, RMSN William Mc-Phcrson. " ' •!j£m0(vm 1 4 4 y ■ 4 inding) RMSN Dennis Simpson, RMl Al Rothoff, RMl nald Lionetti, RM2 Custer Collins, (kneeling) RMl nes Stephens, RM3 Allen Spencet, RMSN Fdmund " The big ir, supply of iho lions today is the short nunicated with. ' (Standing) RMSN Da RMSN Michael Fouch RMSN Richaid Romanc id Wright, RMSN Daniel ■r, RM3 Arthur Shaffet, (kn RM3 Paul Cotcoran. = ling) (Standing) RM2 Ronald Hi Jim Elliott, RM3 Bruce Sti (kneeling) RM3 David Dior John Gillis. , RMSN Mike McMahon, RM3 vart, RM3 Michael Archangel, RMSN Richard Kipphut, RM2 :|lWjpi gVjH f I i S CS Division SM3 David Igoc, SM3 Howard Russell, SMS Michael Nichols, SMSN Richard Cox. (Standing) SMSN Robert liaker, SMSN Kick Tannei SM2 Jack Harris, (kneeling) SMI James Beycnka »; 4 U 1S (| W ' ' t mm Deck Department The men of MOUNT WHlTNKV ' s Deck Depariment, ihe Boatswain ' s Mates (BM), ore at work every time the ship gets underway and when we tie up manning the mooring stations and lines. When the anchor drops, ii is the Bo ' s ' uns who let it go and live with the danger that is always present. .As the ship cruises, it is Deck who man the watch stations on the bridge while constantly trying to keep up with the wear on the ship. If you see rust on the deck, sponsons, or sides, you know that soon there will be someone from Deck, scraper and paint brush in hand. Vlhen the boats take to the water, either to pull someone back to safety or to take the liberty hounds ashore, the boats are manned by Deck. When there is an underway replenishment, the Deck gang are rigging the lines. You will see them around the ship, paint-spattered, rain soaked, hands toughened from ropes, chains and paint scrapers. The men of 1st and 2nd Divisions are often underrated and iinnotuecl; next time you go on liberty, remember who tied up the ship and rigged the brow. 1st Division (Standing) BMl Clay Lane, SN Doug Breuer, BM2 James Romer, (kneeling) Chales Davis, SN James Donaldson. (Standing) LT ' LTJG Olen Naylc sley Schmitt, (sitting) LTJG John Piotrowski. " am only an average man, but, by Georpe I work harder at it than the average man. Theodore Roosei lt (Standing) BM3 Pat Duffey, SN Daryl Chu- beck, SN Michael Greeco, (kneeling) BM3 John Barrs, SN Michael Becker. SN narnll Smich, SN Hilly Meyers, SA I-rankic Hill. (.M.iiulifiK) liMJ James Roemir. S ( laiuk- I, win, SR James Ixkstein, SN Vlilliam Vinienl, SA l.miis Weeks, SN Kevin Ouranl. 2nd Division (Standing) SN Tim Morris, SN Numrrinao Judal, SN W illiam HodRCS, (kneeling) SN llomingo Solis, SN Vincent Aichlev, SN Michael L.iiiU. musl go down to the seas again, lo the lonely sea and the sJty, And all I ask is a tail ship and a star to steer her by, " John Mase ield (Standing) SN Tonv Miles, SN Billv Mver. HMl Reuben C:taig, (kneeling) SN Billy I.eding, SN Donald Orinkwatcr. (Standing) BMl Ronnie Flinn.SN James Anno, SN Warren Briggs, SN Leonard Sempliowsl i, (kneeling) SA John Stewart, BM2 Joseph Dunbar. www I ■ PnaUhf . ' i BM3 John Corp, BM3 John Pate, BMl Larry St. Engineering Department Prrhaps no otlur itiparimini aho.ird MOl ' NT WHITNliV plays a more varied and compUx role in the daily evolu- tions of Navy life ihan ihe hnj-ineering Pepartment. Wherever one goes ihroughoul the ship, he i s never more than a lew feet away from some equipment for which the Kngineers are responsible. The " .AMHMR " Divisions, with head- quarters located on the tth deck in Damage ( ontrol Central, participate in every way possible to help NKJl ' .N ' T ttlllTNlV fulfill her mission. I ' he men of A-Division, Machinist Mates, who are better known as " A Gang " , provide many of the " Motel " Set%Kes which make life aboard ship more comfortable than Navy life used to be; for A-Gang is responsible for heat- ing the ship in the winter and keeping it cool in the summer. Furthermore, all food kept aboard ship requiring refrig- eration is kept fresh thanks to A-Division ' s reefers. When the ship needs to operate liberty boats, it is the men of A-Ciang who keep the engines running. Other diverse fields in which the division is involved include anchoring and navigation (anchor windlass and steering gear), .MHDN ' ACS and cargo handling (elevator and crane), and, perhaps most important, lighting and power (emergency diesel generators.) A-Division is also responsible for the secondary fuel system aboard which, involving JP- ' i fuel, is critical for the smooth and safe running of helicopter operations. The Machinist .Mates (MM) of M-Division provide three of the most vital services necessary to the operation of AN ' ship. These are mobility, electricity, and water. Hy keeping a constant vigil over the main engine, reduction gears, and the shaft, M-Division personnel ensure that .MOl NT WHITNKV gets to her destination on time. During normal operations, the three ship ' s service generators maintained by the M.M ' s provide all the electrical power re- quired to run everything from ship ' s lighting to radars, radio transmitters to ovens. Furthermore, the two evaporators located in the Fngineroom provide 100,000 gallons of water a da) ' for drinking, cooking, showers, and the laundry. Moving over to the Fircroom, one will find the Boiler Technicians (HT) of H-Division generating enough steam in MOl .N ' T WHITNFiY ' s two ( 00 P.Sl boilers to provide enough power to supply a city of " " S. ()()() people. This power is used to propel the ship through the water at speeds up to 2 knots. Often times working in temperatures which on " cool " days hover near the 100 degree mark, the BT ' s arc also in charge of the 800, OOO plus gallons of distillate fuel necessary to fire the boilers. This means refuclings which take hours to accomplish, often times during liberty hours. There are two groups which make up F-Division: the Interior C ommunications Men (K ) and the Flectricians (FM.) Maintaining all electrical and interior communication equipment aboard ship, the F.M ' s and K; Men are continually kept busy ensuring that the crew is kept out of the dark and in touch with one another. I he MOl .N ' T ttHIT.N ' liY ' s dial telephone system is more advanced than many of the systems in the -fleet todav. In addition, the power required by .MOl ' N ' l WHI ' r.NF ' is efficiently distributed by the twelve electrical load centers strategically located throughout the ship. Lastly, all alarm systems designed to warn of fire, or flooding are maintained by F-Division Personnel. The " R " of " AMUlvR " stands for the Repair Division. The Hull Technicians, more commonly known as HT ' s or Shipfitters, are responsible for the maintenance of the ship ' s hull and piping systems. " To be prepared " is the R- Divisions slogan. For should the ship be in a collision, experience a helo crash, have a fire, or suffer flooding, the necessary damage control equipment and On Scene Leaders are proviiled by this division. Thcv have also helped to train the entire crew in the area of Damage C ontrol PQS. And certainl) ' no less useful is the work R-Division men do concerning minor alterations to the ship ' s physical layout. .MOL ' .NT WHIT.NIiV " s Fngineers, or " Snipes " as they are affectionately called, play major roles in almost every aspect of life aboard ship. M Division MMFN Samuel DeBono, LCDR Kenneth Ries (Department Head), MMFN Larry Yingling, MM3 Steven Weaver. A MOUNT WHITNEY sailor climbs up on an escape truck in the Engine (Standing) MMFA Russell Reed, MM3 Timothy Sumner, MMFA R. C. Delameter, (kneeling) MM3 Paul Eckardt, FN William Attard. I-T Raymond Koch, MMCM James Schoole 1 (SianJins) MMl (tcr Ituth.r, M H Alan «rish(, MM: Richard, MMIN Hradliy rhi.mN.m. MME A David lliinih, I A Miihacl llucks,{«-aicd)MMrA Id, .mas Kramer. MMl A Patrick Paddcn. MM3 Mark Hill, MMJ Jess Essex, MMl Manin McManus BTFA Robert Hansmann, BT3 Leo Nelson, BTFA Daryl Blankenship, BTFN Edwin White, BT3 Robert Crosthwait, BTFA James Winston. B Division (Standing) BTl Earl Carl, BTFA Thomas Horning, BTFN Paul Coar, BTFN William McCariv, (kneeling) BT3 John Esarey, BTFN Barry Leonard, BTFA Charles Pirich. BTFN Glen Wark, BTC Joseph Wozniak. BT3 Dennis Bryant, FA D. K. Poffcnberger, FN Anthonv Sorokcy, BT Michael Nalipi, BTFN Harold Rickerson, BTFA Peter Smolter. I SH M.ih.lcl Monror. 1 . H R.lndv I J«..r ls, I Ml Robert Itcll, INH RusmII affy, 1 MJ l.arry ollnrv. MlM , I ' lullips. 1;M Bruce Krford. l-M hruce HobcTf! E Division EM2 Juan Smarr, KMl lUrvl Hopkins, EMFN Glenn Rhodes. % IC2 Richard Donaldson, 1C3 Robert McGa IC2 Darwyn Auge. ICFN Chris Humphreys, ICFA Emmanual Gunn, FN Lawrence Walker, IC 1 William Howell. EMFA Francis Shefler, EM2 Carl Kretchn EM3 Keith Bellamy. irriN Douplas l.uius. MM( S ll.rnar.l (.alanlf, V S Josi-rh Jones. HTI HJward Schepleng, HT 1 Michael Klasko, ( WOi Philip Bargy, FA Daniel Twomey, HTC Sidney Brown. R Division {Standinsl HTFN Daniel Lazar, HT3 Wayne Davis, FA John Ryan, m Frederic Anderson, (kneclins) 1IT Thomas Leonard, 1IT3 David Bercns. (Standing) IITJ |crr Koth, Hii Jamc Kuhard i Kon, 111 I Melvin Wilson, (kne (aughman. 111 J John 1,. i Facta, IITIA •ling) FA James A Division MMl A Michael lUtt, MMI N Urucc Nelson, MM3 C.ayc Gill, MMFA Terry Singleton, MM3 Francisco Fernandez, MM3 Michael Motherscll, MMI Ronald Smawley. I-NIN Milt hell McMahan, t;N3 Ralph (Standing) MM3 Carl Papenhausen, MM5 Jerry Haymons, (knee ling) MM2 Robert Gentile, MM2 James Paclce. m m lJ MR3 Jose Llanes, MR2 Brien Rollins, FA Artemid Ramos, MRFA Garry Spitler, LTJG James Paddock. " .4 pinl oj sweat will save a gallon of blood. " General George S. Ration MM2 Robert Wolvcrton, MM3 Frank Hoffman, MM 1 I. ENFN Kenneth Chapman, EN2 William Ward, KNFA Keith EUiss, ENl Clifton McNanny. Intelligence Department Iixiay on many ol tin- Navy ' s newer and larger combatants, an Intclliginic Department is an entity unto itself. Kvcn though this essential element of combat readiness has reached departmental proportions, the Intelligence Department of I ' SS MOl ' NT WIllTNIiV does not operate independently, (lose working ties are maintained and exten- sive coordination exists between this Dep.irtmcnt and the Flag ( ommand .■ reas as well as with the personnel on the Hridge, in C IC , .Vavigation, and Operations. ( ontrary to popular belief, the Intelligence Department is not a " cloak and dagger " area shrouded by an omi- nous cloud of mystery and intrigue. But in truth, the Department is designed to, and docs, work very closely with many other modules throughout the ship. Internally, the officers and men of the Intelligence Department in MOl . 1 VHIll.VKY ' must maintain and con- stantly update voluminous files of maps and charts, microfiche, photographic negatives, prints and slides, a large library of classified publications, and administrative records. They must keep the computers computing as well as the communications flowing. The Intelligence Specialists (IS), Data Processing Technicians (DP), and ( ommunica- tions Technicians (C T) are constantly training to im- prove their professional expertise not only in the area of technical development but within the realm of inter- face with other modules they support, including the staffs of the flag commanders embarked. These Special- ists, Technicians and the Intelligence Officers work closely together to properly support the embarked staffs, whose primary missions arc to plan, organize, execute and control joint .-Xmphibious Operations. The Depart- ment ' s personnel must spend a considerable amount of time researching their files and data, programming and reprogramming, and keeping the lines of communication open in order to provide the information necessary for C OMPHIBCiRU TWO to accomplish his mission. Danger and intrigue arc left to " James Bond— 007 " while the Intelligence Specialists, Data Processing Technicians, ( ryptologic Technicians and the officers who guide them strive to furnish evaluated informaiion to support the decision makers. On board I ' -SS MOL ' NT VimTNlV. the officers and men of the Intelligence Department take pride in their contribution to the shipw ide team effort, but that pride is not based on being a pseudo— " elite and mysterious " force, but rather men who have a mission to accomplish- that mission not being symbolically identified by a " cloak and dagger, " but in reality, by the recognition of a need to be alert, well-trained and prepared to meet the threat to free world countries around the world with serious dedication to a very important task. «- ■ -—i S ■MMUP _, ▼ , s •Mm ► ' fc ' (Standing) IS3 James Langford, IS3 Norman Verran, ISSN Stephen Saunders, (seated) ISC Stephen Morse, CDR Robert Fogg (Department Head), IS3 Duane who caiinol bother o ri,, lillU- lh:rigs u ,7 ma,, who cannul he lr,7Slcc lo do IS2 Francis Davis, IS 1 John Tricase, LCDR Robert Bell. Lawrence D. Hell t.T03 Ray Lan){tocd,( TM2 Dudley Hubcr, CTOSN Kenneth Hocft, CTOC Roger Buringa, IS3 Marc Tremblay, CT02 Galen Hale, CTOSN Thomas Ogas. ISSN Paul Naegelc, ISSN Roberl Poole, ISi Willi Schmidike, ISI Timothy Atwcll. PI R chard Stew art DP Cass nko us DPSN Arn old Far as DPI crno n Kirkpa trick. DPSA R chard wen, DPC Will am Hu nts ngcr. DP2 Benny Lynn, DP2 Glen Elder, DPSN Alvin Alston, DP2 Garry Winchester, ENS Jeffrey Peters. Navigation Department ' I hf safe navif;ation of a ship is an inincatc pan of any di-ploymcni. This is the challenge the yuartcrmasier leara of MOINT WHITNEY successfully met during the Northern European deployment. Throughout the deployment, there were many demand- ing details that required the Quartermasters (QM) of MOUNT VUlITNl Y to display the highest degree of pro- fessionalism. They came through every time, safely navigating the ship to the long-awaited liberty pons. During the NATO exercises, there were numerous evolutions that required the talents of the Quartermaster team. I ' nderway replenishments were conducted that re- quired the expert helmsmanship of a Q. l. Anchoring the ship required the timely, accurate navigational plotting for which the QM ' s are trained. Navigating in hazardous, restricted waters required the constant positional data which can be obtained only from an enthusiastic, sharp Quartermaster team. The Quartermaster team of MOINT ftlllTNEV tackled every task with enthusiasm and skillful professionalism. Every man on the team contributed to make the Northern European deployment the safest possible for the .MOU.NT WHITNEY. In addition to the QM ' s, Navigation Department also consists of the Aerographer ' s .Mates (AG), and throughout the northern European deployment, MOl ' NT WHlTNEY ' s Weather Office provided timely, accurate meteorological support to CO.MSECONDFET and COMPlllHGRL TWO. During our transits across and in the N.ATO naval exer- cises, the leading AG ' s presented daily pictorial briefs to task force commanders to provide the professional analyses and forecasts of local and global weather con- ditions. In addition, MOUNT WHITNEY ' s Commanding Officer was given weather briefs twice daily. To provide this vital weather in a prompt, accurate manner, the AG ' s spent countless hours observing and logging cur- rent local weather conditions, posting teletype and fac- simile data and assisting the forecasters in the prepara- tion of the daily briefs. MOUNT WHITNEY ' s weather office also extended its support to the coverage of in- land weather conditions for the Marine Landing Eorce wherever it operated. The Aerographers Mates willingly devoted long, hard hours to provide the outstanding meteorological support which is so characteristic of the MOUNT WHITNEY Weather Office. hut only a co naiigalion. " „„rh of the sc, man can praclh ,ce of „a, ' if the art oj Navigation Division (Standing) LT R. S. Smith, QMl Danny Blue, QMSN Brian Steeves, AMSN Stephen Johnson, QMSN Gary Pease, QMCS Michael VanDusky, (kneeling) QMSN Michael Shannon, QMSN Willard Poe, QMSN Lawrence Shaffer, QM2 Lloyd (Standing) AGAN Andrew Batrs, AGAN Gary Allrn, AG3 Mark Jiacolriii, AG2 Rcmont Rravrs, (kneel- ing) AGAN Andrew nepczynski. AGl Wayne Nelson, AGl Kichard Rasmuseen. erographers " Everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it. " A Quartermaster checks on the condition of the bridge while in port. Medical Dental Ihc- Medical Department of I ' SS MOUNT ftHII NKY is staffed by 11 Hospital C orpsmen (MM), who maintain the health records antl suppl) ' the meilical support for approx- imately 1,000 men. Although facilities are limited, they assist 11,000 personnel in sick call as well as provide H.iOO prescrip- tions, •1,800 lab tests and I.iOO X-RAVS on a yearly basis. Besides the professional service rendered to ship ' s personnel, the medical department provides for sanitation inspections and pest control services to insure proper sanitary conditions are maintained. Beyond routine requirements, the medical department maintains and stores the required supplies and equipment on board to support over 600 civilians for 30 days in case of emergency evacuation. And Medical supplies and equipment to support over 300 military casualties for 30 days if required. The Dental Department in 1976 was one of the most effective plugging and patching, re pair teams in the Navy. For their services, they received a Letter of Commenda- tion from BL ' .MKD Dental. We have operated this bicenten- nial year through the hot sun of CllTMO, the arctic cold V of Norway, the INK of Independence Day, the rough seas V of Scapa-Ilow, and the liberty ports of Northern I urope. Throughout this period much has changed in our depart- ment. Dr. Tom BOYI R, recently promoted to I.( DR, was transferred to Quantico, being replaced by Dr. Walter WEXEL, a graduate of the University of Michigan .School of Dentistry. Dr. WEXf-M. is plugging hard to get all ship ' s company through Dental this year. To provide smooth lelivery of the system necessary to put this goal through, our administri tor fjust one of his many hats as senior enlisted of the smallest department afloat), DTI Dick HOOKHR, has been updating the denial supply, instrument, and recall delivery systems, tor his efforts, he has received recognition from Fleet Dental, Sailor of the Quarter, and selection as ( hief. C!ongratulations! Also plugging for " Once Through, " DT3 Danny Si;i.|-, as Preventive Dentistry Technician, has instituted a computerized recall system with .ASIS and Dr. IU) T R to ensure the ship ' s company receives an annual cleaning and fluoride. Danny became our resident expert on fluor- ide by overdosing during the C aribbean Cruise having drunk a cup of the clear, cxltxlcss liquid by mistake. For his efforts he received a free helo ride and renewed re- spect for clear, odorless liquids. DN John LYONS recent- ly promoted to 1)13 proved a versatile worker (especially m port) and was transferred to the USS NASHVILLF. We have missed his good humor. DN Marlon VFLOSO, Non- rated Top Performer SFP 76, is Dr. WFXFL ' s other set of hands as first chairside assistant, fie also has the dis- tinction of having cousins in every port we have visited so far. UN Jocv Groves, HA Matthew Tennev, Shuttleworth, HMC. William Webb, HM Ri Dvk, HMl Richard Nanni, Doctor Gcndron. " Kedicine. the to destroy the , „h prole tso„ lor . ' that labc James Bryce ssantly HMl Ronald Weisenberger, HN Jerry Robinson, HM3 f arl Norberg, HM2 Richard Herring, HM3 Jerry Sexton. ts " Some torlurt ' s are jihysiral anil arc- menial Will one Ihill ' s both is dinUll. " Oficli „ (lsh nri Danny Self, DTI Richard Booker, I.T Walter Wexel ON Marlon Veloso. operations Department Ihi- Opiraiions I). p.iriin.rK in I SS MOIM Villi I M six .livisions - ()«. Oi:, OS, OI, Ol). ami OX. OW Division, toHMMinjj of 1 ) l- ' irc C onirol Ttclinician.s (I ' D and 12 Ounni-rs Maic-s (CiM), maintains and opcralfs all weapons systems on board and has c ' Ogni ancc over Flight Deck Operations. OW person- nel, both I- r ' s and dM ' s are involved in duties during! Flight Operations, from Passenger Manifest to Might Deck C ontrol. Ot Division is charged with the maintenance of the highly diverse electronics equipment on board. The division has 39 lilectronics Technicians (KT) who specialize in equipment as diverse as the .AN SPS-18 radar set or the SSR-6 Satellite communications link. OS Division consists of data processors who operate the Amphibiuos Support Information System (ASIS). .ASIS is a computerized rapid response, random access, information storage and retrieval system. During Teamwork ' " 6, electronically held files on everything from .iir schedules to personnel were quick- ly converted to printed word by OS Division DP ' s. The sixty men in Ol Division actively support the Hridge and Flag with necessary flow of tactical combat information which makes the ship ' s mission possible. These Operations Specialists (OS) work in Combat Information Center, .Air Operations, Detection and Tracking, and in Flag Plot. OI) Division is responsible for the maintenance of various data systems installed in .MOl. ' NT WHIT- NliY. Fighteen Data Systems Technicians maintain the computers, terminal equipment, display consoles and other ancillary equipment. They successfully maintain more data systems than is normally found on a carrier with only half the personnel. OX Division is tasked with the operation and maintenance of various sophisticated Ivlectronic War- fare equipment. Klectronic Warfare Technicians (i;ft) serve LSS MOIN I VillH Nl ' i ' by providing tactical and strategic information on air, surface and subsurface contacts. 01 Division (Standing) OSl R. L. Foreman, OSC C. F.. Gann, OS2 Bergeron, OSl I.. E. Jilcoll, (kneeling) OSSN A. J. Baldwin, OS2 R. L. Price, OSSN M. A. Bramlett. «p machine can do the ivmk o 50 uuii, ■ do the work oj one extraordinary man. (Standing) OSSN M. F. O ' Neil, OSSA M. A. Spivey, OSSN C. P. Wheclin, I.TJG P. A. Vrotos, (kneeling) OSSA A. R. Marino, OS3 A. L. Walton. ISIhcrl Hubbard (Standing) OSSN M. N. Ward, YN3 J.G. Nihill, (kneeling) OSSN J. P. McCrink, OSSN S. A. Monte. (Standing) OS2 T. I-. Hazilbakcr, OS3 A. Krupc OS2 R. ( . TrcmbK. (kntilinn) ( S R. K. Move- OSSN D. M. House. , OSSN A. n. Borrero, OSSN I). K. Whiil.iw. {Standing) OS 1 ». A. Harris. OSSN L. S. Riggsbc-i-, OS ( . E. Hlliol, SN l;. A. Vcrgara, (knctling) O.SSN « . I.. Johnson. OS2 I.. R. Johnson, OSSA 1). L. Jones, OSSA Kappcs. (Standing) OSSN T. E. Allen, OS T. W. Thomas, OSCM W. C. Williamson, OS3 D. J. Miller, (kneeling) OS L. L. Landis, OSSN D. J. Blankenship, 0S2 M. D. MiUhoUin. (Standing) OSSN J.J. Dubo Striewe, OSSN . P. Kits OSSN J. S. Mohlcr, OS( (.,. I skv, OSSN H. B. Dalcv, l-NS 1. (. s, O.SSN n. W. Sweet, (kneeling) , Midkiff, OS A. S. Bird. (Standing) OS 1 1). V, . W.itson Brown, nS I. U. i ' ankowK OSSN W. A. Scliimpl , OS) |J OSSA 1. A. Stone, OSSA P. T. (kneeling) OS3 I. 0. Howell, . lleins, OSSA ( . ( . lidwell. OS Division (Sianding) nPSN Bobby Davis, DPC James Amspiuhcr, OPJ Dclb.ri Runyon, OP JcHry SnyJcf, (kniilins) OPSN I.uis Toprin, OP Rob.rl Maimr. I)P Kuttis Surry. (Siandins) SN Gary Rice, IIPC Kdward Slill- in cr, I5P2 Charles Cisco, DPSN Dennis Dloom, l)P Robin Hakcr, (kniclinj:) DP} Richard May, DP David liutl.r. DP( James Daman. A Closer Look at Operations OE Division (Stand ngl ( «() Robin l.rcmp 1 I 1 Rolxtt «ilburn. I IR Hriar D.fiU- r, I l J 1 jrr llro« n. IIR Jiff LindM C.ll, 1 IMl Rovdon SUrls. 1 r Ian fU oksicin. 1 kneel ng) 1 Tl William llorndi av. 1 1 SSN C.c ' iald Klmblt 1 TRJ Ronald Villiams. 1- TRJ James I llcsiad. I T H Sicvii- Vlllini s. 1 TRJ John llolowt hik. (Standing) (WOi Robert Gremp. Ill Robert Sliafer. lr ( ll.omas I.ehmann. Ill I- rank Purawie, ITNSN ( ourtnev Donnellv, 1 IN J James Pallotii, ITR (.regorv Vloronee, lit Donald llillman, (kneelins) I. TNM C.erald Snv.ler, .1S2 Idward HerRner, l: TN 1 erance ha ,. 1 TR. ' Joseph ll..rkUroa,l. ITN James Minl er. RMI Russell Creen, l-.TI (.eorge Turner, Jack Oflen- hauser, KT( S William Hra ell, (kneeling) |;TN I vU (base, i;i 5 Cary (.r.inw ..1,1. IISl Itoldi. I T J Daniel Wycoff. OW Division (Standing) GMG3 Brian Schwarl , GMGSN Bc-nnc-ttc Shinberger, GMG I Thomas Krwin, GMGi Mari.i Bertoni, GMGC Charles Jacl son, (kneeling) GMG2 Thomas Shippers, SN Mark Milsiead,GMG2 Thomas Bunch, SN David Peclman, S John Walson. (Standing) 1-TC;2 (Jifford Morgan, FTG: |a PuUiam, I-TG3 Barry l-aves, SA Anthony liar. ITGSN Charles Thorn, (seated) S John 1- 1-TG2 Daniel MtNiitt, I IG Arnall l.aiir GMGSN Gary Largent, FTMSN Michael Ranero FTG2 Robert Lang, FTMSN Gary Krantz, FTG. Henry Walters, FTMSN Oradie Moss, FTMSN Allci Barnett, GMG Timothv Pollock, FTli2 Davii Leitch, (below) I.TIG Uilliam Shafer, Divisioi Officer. Supply Department riiis MiicnU ' iiiiijI yrar pru idcil niuny mimcir.ibli ' cxpi-ricm is f(ir ilic- Supply Dipariinint. I he Stores Division .ifj.iin mjn.i t ' J ihc thirJ largest DI ' TAK in NA Sl Rl-I.AN T. Vllien ( ommander. Second Meet and staff embarked the Stores Division also accomplished the accounting for that OP ' I AR and became the second largest dollar valu - OI ' TAR accounting office in NA ' SIR|- ' I.A T. Record issues of communications consumables were made .or SOLID SHIII.D ■ " ( , Mobile Sea Raiigt International Navy Revievi and l!xercises Teamwork ' " ( Monded Item. MOIM VIHIIM V received over eighty tons of supplies during an I NRI.I ' with SVI. AMA in October. This was the first INRI I ' in years for the ship and the first experience for many crewmen. As fast as the cargo was being transferred, everyone was happy the forklift was available to move the supplies out of the receiving area. The Vardroora Division planned and served several important meals during the year. A buffet luncheon was provided for over 3 ' () ' IH guests of the Secretary of the Navy, (NO and ( (). IIT h on 1 July during the International .Naval Review in New Vork ( ity. Ihis was followed on 5 July by a ( .NO hosted luncheon for forty of the most senior Navy officers in the Free ttorld. I ' or each operation during the year the Sard- room staff was constantly working to feed and berth .ill of the officer personnel transiting MOINT UHIT- M . During sonu periods a truly a " llolidav Inn " operation. 1 he 1- oi)d Service Division was presented the I ' i ' h .Ney Memorial .Award plaque as second best l.irge mess in the .Atlantic Meet. The Food Service M.ui.igemenl Team was .iboard the last two weeks of iiguM. Ihe next time the leam comes aboard, it v.i ] li.i ( t(i prci idi ,1 solution to the toughest prob- lem tin ( Nkss f.Kcs: l to do with all the trash when it c.m ' t be dumped. Ihe highlight of the yar for the I ' ood Service Division was the Navv Hirthday Dinner on 10 October. The ship ' s band pro- uled entertainment, the Deputy .Secretary of Defense I 111 the cake and steak was the menu. The only prob- 1cm was how to leed I 10(1 men in a mess deck seat- ing 00 when All Hands wanted to sit and listen to ihe band. It was a CTass ' A ' performance by the S-2 Division .md the cake decorating skills of the Hake liop wen the " icing on the cake. " I Ik Sales Division accomplished the goals of tin X.ivy Retail -Sales Office by obtaining their re- quired stock turn for the first time ever in two suc- cessive quarters. The S-3 Division met many chal- lenges this year. The first was the task of keeping . ' Ml Hands in whites during the five days of the Inter- national .Naval Review while conserving water during the first three days when MOINT WHITNFV couldn ' t make fresh water from the Hudson River. Ihe second chalU iige was to keep the dry cleaning plant in oper- ation during the- Noriluni 1 iiropt cruise. Ihe dry ck.iniiig pi. ill! IK ver failed for two ye. irs until it was thi- onl ' nie.ins of cle.ti the ships .Servicemen through the cruise. The Disbursing Offu this year. Not orilv was by the three month 1- iscal ear l ' ) " but all enlisted p.iy accounts were converted to J I MI ' S. The Northern I urope cruise required a special pay compution and pay day prior to every port visit. This was followed the next day by a money exchange upon arrival in port and an .iccomodation exchange the day prior to le.iving each port. Ihrough all of the money changing hands the Disbursing Officer ' s accounts balanced and his cash verification .ludit on the Ir.insit to Norfolk. K l.h cs. Vlilh lUI rsing by ,1 1 igineers It made it w IS a beehivt of activity 1 xtra transit ton required S-1 Division (Standing) SK2 Rolando Pcdralvez, SKCS Kenneth Haldren, I.CDR Lawrence King (Department Head), (kneeling) SKSN David Rafterv, SK2 Philip Jones. (Standing) SN R. G. Lopez, SKSN Daniel Batarick, SN Victor Pinzon, (kneeling) SKSN Brian Ruschmeier, SK3 Marlon Durham. iei:: e_T m m K " U B p K 3 (Standing) SK3 Terry Ranun Breaux, (kneeling) SKSN Jam Gregory Molampy. SKC Everett : Allen, SKSN S-2 Division (Standing) MSCS Jaime Padrt-, MSI Georgi.- Spear, MS2 David Bumpus.MSSA Bradrord lUvcrly. (kneeling) MSSN Gerald Hcjma, MSI Ktnnclh Ilc-rgman, MS2 Keith Griffin. " We may life without friends; we may life without books, but civilized man cannot live without cooks. " liulwet ' Lytton (Standing) MSJ I- red Newton, MSI Rosauro Palcracio, MSI Samuel Armstead, (kneeling) MSSN David Xowalczyk, MS3 Brian Pludc. S2-M Division (Standing) OSl Ronald Foreman GMG2 Ihomas Bruch, OSSA William Hall, BTKA Boyd Dunson SN Leonard i cmpkowski, RMSR Dennis wannamaker, (kneelinpl Ruj a , , . ' VM ' eeiingj KMi Ran- dolph Forte, FTMSN Garry Krantz Davis, DPSA D. E. Jones ' Poole. SN Bobl. SN Rob.. SN Michael Becker, SN Donald Ne James Anno, SA John Santoimma. ; n 1 0 1 Ry HI (Sidndins) l: S Ilrucc «milnough, SIISN lUnrv Sufiiltn, SIH Kafail KuU. SIH JtsusTionsco, (kneeling) SlIJ James Cambron, SHJ (.ilbt-rt Holmes. S-3 Division (Sianding) SH2 Ncscor Zabala, Sm Mclvin Smiih, Sill JoM-ph Ktycs, (kneeling) SN Jobn Siolt, SIISN ( uriis. (Sianding) SII2 Li-opoldo Hcrrtra, SIM Danilo Pita. Ii. SN Rodrigo llundalian, S1I5 Milvin Smith, (kn.ilir.j: SIH «a|iic Sanders, SIU Miuh.ll Itlaiu , SMI I..,. Bailey. nul SIK J.imcs Murphv, SIH Michael . SH3 Ronald lUdlcv, SIH (harlcs (kneeling) SH3 James Murphy, SH3 Mountain, SH3 Melvin Walker. SIH Lawrence Trammell, SN Daniel f ahoon SH3 David August, SH2 John Bovd, (kneel ing) SH3 Bcnedicio Arboleda, SN Hmmanue Hernandez. 1 1 S-4 Division (SiandinsI HKi Ilavid Daplivan,OK l.arrv Ulakt-, DKSN Daniel Nelson, DKC Rodolfo Ornias. (kneeling) DKSN John Travers, DKSN Timothy ( ole, DK3 Jeffrey Raker. S-5 Division (StanJins) MSI I- . Cabri-ra, MS( S R. Saumlt-rs. MSI A. Ariso. (kniclins) MS T. Tucker, MS A. ( illUr. MS S. Illank. IS( (,. K.iImtis, M l : . Mor. (kncilinf;) MSSA K. AKx.ln.k- (Matulin ;) MM 1 . .niiano, MS4 J. Moi.n. MSI Ituhain, MSI K. Abad. (kniilins) MSI . Pa lavan. SN S. Dffuii, MSSN R. Hall. (StandinK) F. Catapang, MS2 H. Tavag, MS2 R. Rivera, MS C. Mc Adams, (kneeling) MSSA B., MSSN K. Foste r, MSSN A. Augus- tine. Marine Communications Detachment I hr M.irint ( ummunic .ilion Dt I.ii limint of the I ' SS MOUNT WIHINI V is unique, in thai only one other Marine Detachment of its composition exists, which is on board the IaSS ULL ' l-. KlDCiK homeporicd in Long Beach, { alif. The mission of the Marine ( ommunication Detachment, referred to as MARC OMMDI " .T, is the in-depth commun- ications support of the embarked Landing Force, which currently is the Fourth Marine Amphibious Brigade. FIvery means of the communications media, including cryptology, radio and teletype, is available to the Fourth M.AB Staff for planning and execution of any contingency. M.AR( OMMDF T is composed of hand picked communi- cations specialists who are capable of planning, execu- ting and offering post operation evaluations of the opera- tion from a communications stand point. In as much as the Detachment is a department within the structure of the ship ' s company, it is compact and self-sufficient, including administration and technical sections, and can be displaced to another environ in order to fulfill its mission. .Members of the Detachment have been called upon to render assistance to other units .iiid ships of the Amphibious Force in communications matters. Communications is the primary function of the Det- achment: however, it stands ready and is capable of undertaking a viraety of non-communications related .utivities. commensurate with current committments. Among these is taking charge of the daily raising and lowering of colors. The Detachment has been called upon to form Honor Ciuards to receive dignitaries ,ind for other spc-cial occaisions. While the ship is pier-side in certain areas of the world. M.- RC.OMMDFJT is tasked with provid- ing interior ship ' s security or as a " force in readiness " as a tieterreni during a disturbance. (Standing) SSGT M. Denton, SSGT G. Gonzales, SSGT R. Edwards, (seated) SSGT G. Humphrey, CAPT M. Sinclair, SGT T. Hagovsky. (Standing) SSGT J. Good, SGT G. White, GYSGT L Smith, (seated) GYSGT P. Lynch, MGVSGT J. Zam- ora, SGT R. Starks. " Tell ,1 In lh( Marim-s ■ the saiiors won ' hclh Old Saying Second Fleet BOSS The drplovmrni in (he USS MOL ' NT WHITNKV to Northern Uurope was a unique opportunity to sec a segment of the world rich in nautical history. Scapa Flow, the fjords of Norway, the precarious North Atlantic. Norwegian and .North Seas, the Jutland Peninsula, and the famed English channel with it ' s white cliffs of Dover - all enhance and embrace the lure and tradition of Navymen who go down to the sea in ships. L ' pon reflection our deployment generated several significant events and achievements. ,As the flagship for Vice .Admiral John J. -Shanahan, I ' SN, C ommande r rf N.ATO ' s Striking Fleet Atlantic Commander Second Fleet, we had the opportunity to participate in the large .NATO maritime. Teamwork ' " 6, which encompasses over 200 ships, " 00 aircraft and 80,000 men and women who represented nine NATO nations, plus France. The two-week exercise began in the mid-.- tIantic on 10 .September with a task force comprised of British, Canadian and U.S. ships that conducted three dimensional anti-submarine and sea control operations enroute to Furope. Upon completion of a one-day .NATO Commander ' s Conference in Scapa Flow on 15 September the flagship became the hub of a high speed amphibious task force bound for the iN ' amsos area of .Norway. On 20 September MOUNT WMITNFY was the focal point for a combined heloborne and surface amphibious assault landing of US Mriiish and Royal Netherlands .Vlarines near the city of Lcvangcr. One interesting innovation of Teamwork ' 76 was the use of .Norway ' s fjords to conduct various sup- port operations. .MOUNT WHIT.NIiY, in spite of heavy rain and ground fog, was able to steam up the scenic .Namsos Fjord, thus affording the crew a spectacular view of the famed Norwegian coast. In mid-October MOUNT WHITNFY participated in a second NATO operation. Bonded Item, held on Denmark ' s Jutland Peninsula. .As in Teamwork ' " 6, the flagship was the command and control cell for amphibious and landing force operations. Once again our sailors and Marines were challenged to master the art of working together for a common goal of landing and supporting forces ashore. Another highlight of our deployment was MOUNT WHITNEY ' S role in international diplomacy. At sea and in port .MOUNT WHITNEY was called upon to host and support distinguished guests and observers to the Strike Fleet flagship. Our most distinguished guest was His Majesty, King Olay ' , of Norway who visited MOUNT WH1T.NF;Y on 21 September. Other notable visitors in- clude the Secretary General of .NATO, Dr. Joseph M. A. H. Luns, and leading diplomatic and military officials of NATO and the U.S. Department of Defense. In port lunch- eons, dinners, ceremonies, special tours and public visiting were the mode for MOUNT WHITNEY. USS MOUNT WHITNEY was fortunate to visit some of Europe ' s most prominent seaports - .Amsterdam, Ports- mouth and Hamburg. The highlight of the cruise, however, was our two-day visit to Dublin, Ireland on 2T-29 Octo- ber. MOUNT WHITNEY was the first U.S. Navy ship to visit Ireland in six years and the isle of emerald green responded with the warmest of welcomes. It is hoped that MOUNT WHITNEY ' S highly successful visit will open the door for additional port visits to Ireland by U.S. Navy ships. In summation, our ten-week Northern European deploy- ment was an enlightening experience. It not only gave each of us an occasion to observe people and customs of a oreign land, but it also gave us an opportunity to gain g. -ater knowledge and understanding, develop last- ing frie. Iships, and strengthen our basic belief that FREEDOM is the cornerstone of democracy. VADM J. J. Shanahan Commander Second Fleet LCDR R. Anderson, LCDR Ronald Zuch, LCDR Charles Film, CAPT JohnMar- shall, LCDR Richard Hocckcr, LCDR Kenton Van Luc, IS3 William Schmidtkc. (SiandinR) I.K.OL Francis McCranc, CDR Gene Sirommen, l.tCOl. RoRcr Paquciic, COR Alfred Newbury, COL Rhys Philips. (DR Roberl Vail (I ' AO), l.( l)R John rainc (I LAG l.( OKI, CDR Robcri Templiion (II. AG Si; .) (Standing) CTOC Lynn Buehlcr, LCDR Donald Hanson, CT02 LT Walter Bloomfield, (kneeling) LT Martin, LCDR Dean Sedgwick, CDR Thomas Blocks, CTRl Lill. Commander W. V. Williams, Commander D. Worst Standing) CW04 Thomas Fletcher, 1N2 William Morey, YN 1 David Clayton, DM2 Roger Brubakcr, ' ' N 1 Robert Hackmann, VN2 Phillip llougenhous, (kneeling) VN David McBride, VNSN Richard Couture, YNSN Robcrr Brown. (Standing) l-CDR Charles Calloway, Science Advisor Mr. Frank Fassnaeht, LT (CF) Dennis Jackson, LCDR Elmer McDowell, (sitting) CDR Thomas Dyer, f;DR Albert Perry. if-ON " H K.4 v K L E Ri (Standing) KWC; Sieve Miller, QMfM (Mf POT.) Glen Rife. VNf: Joseph McRory, (kneeling) AGC Paul llr.imll, OSf M hisiei AlkinNon. (Standing) OSSN Charles Flinton, OS1 John Hirming- ham, OSSN Mario Pcltrs, OS3 Carl Slroud, (kneeling) OSSN Richard Dawson, («3 Mark Leonard, OS3 ft ' illiam Emons. (Standing) CT02 Jan Papcsh, CTOSN Anderson, CT02 Jones, (kneeling) CT03 Philander Steward, C:TM2 Emil Jirk. 1 M (Standing) MSC Romeo Cruz, MSI Leonardo Rc-mias, MS2 Manuel Corpus, (kneeling) MSI Bienvenido Rcy, MS2 Benjamin Gervacio. CT03 Paul Ciccarelli, CT02 Paul Seaman. EN3 Paul Sedlak, BMC Harvey Sower Chris Buck. CTT2 Albee, CTRl Light, CT02 Mark Stract CTOl Richard Caroso, (kneeling)CTTl Shaw CTO William Campbell, CT02 Peter Chris Amphibious Group Two boss C ommanilcr AraphibiDus droup Iwo and Staff have spent a profitable- I9 " 6 in MOUNT WHITNEY. Designed specifically to support the Amphibious Task Force Commander and the Landing Force Commander in amphibious operations, MOUNT WHIT- NI;Y fulfilled that role, and more. MOINT VIHITNKV did put it all together. The flagship supported the staff through a scries of combined and joint landing exercises: Rum Punch, Solid Shield, Teamwork ' 76 and Bonded Item. Vary- ing in size and complexity, each exercise was unique in its command and control requirements. In .iddiiion, the diversion of facilities and communica- tion circuits to t ther fleet requirements provided a series of tests of flexibility for the ship and the staff alike. Additionally, there were other n.ival exercises which levied special demands upon both staff and ship: Caribrex, Operation 200 and Joint Effort were multi-faceted transits; numerous in-port exercises and the pilot .Mobile Sea Range exploited MOUNT WHlTNHV ' s unique capacities; the once-in- a-lifetime bicentennial Iniernation.i I Naval Keview - each proved the abilities of the team. On both sides of the AtlaniK. .1 series of port visits rein- forced boil) the professional growth of the indiv- iduals ami the bonds of comradeship between the staff and the ship. Each of these events was a success: missions were accomplished and lessons were learned. .As we look back on I9 ' ' 6, we must look forward to 19 . RADM Frederick F. Palmer ComPhibGru Two (Standing) IJJR IJjviJ Miiurf, l.iCOl. Kubcn Mai Phcrson, MAJ hdmond Maguire, MAJ Gary Lape, MAJ James McClung, (APT John Brackin, LCDR John Swap. (Standing) (APT Robert l.rnahan, l. l)R Albert Mitihell.PN(, l-ugene llilliker, VN 1 Virgin Raymundo. VM Itank C.etz, ( WOl Jimmie Priihard, (kneeling) DMl Russell Samson, VN( harles Mc( all, VNSN Marvin Matlntyrc, VN3 Terry Roop, YN2 Ronald Hoover. i - L,J SPG Alexander Molnar, ( WOi Peler Murphy, ISl William Myati. (Standing) AGC Ronald Lewis, VN2 Larry Doss, MAJ Roger Zorans, QMCM Paul Thompson, QM2 Oave Bush, (kneeling) VN Rand.ill Bishop, SGT Long, VN( Meissel, OM 1 Paul Drysdale. (Standing) CAPT George Brown, CAPT Anthony Hos- toglis, CDR Orpheus Woodbury III, LCDR Thomas Whcclin, (kneeling) YN2 Manuel Rodriguez, SKI Donald McGurk, LTJG Harry Elam. RM2 Timothy Mc Claude Porter. YNSN Frederick Ft (Standing) RMl John Moore, MAJ John Whaley, RMCS Henry Blanchard, CAPT Larry Cary, RMC Larry Wilcox, (kneeling) RM3 Kenneth Barnes, RMSN Mark Peoples, RM3 Michale Reed. (Standing) MSC Ernesto Europa, MS2 Cesar Alesi MSI Ruben Permel, MS3 Nilo Albino, MS2 Francis. Paulc, MS2 Raul Hasan, (kneeling) SHI Jess Williams, MSSA William Vocum, MS3 Renato Delapa MSSA Stephen Riley. f. HP tt - 4th M AB The 4th Marine Brigade, of which the 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade (MAB) is the modern counterpart, was originally activated in I ' M " and fought as part of the 2d Infantry Division, I ' .S. Army, in such battles as BcUcau Wood, St. MihicI and Mcusc-Argonne. Since then the Bri- gade has been periodically reactivated for various contingencies. The 4th MAB, though not permanently structured with specific units, is the modern air-ground descendant of this organ- ization. The 4th MAB was activated August 28, 19 " 2 in order to provide a continuing headquarters comparable to its Navy counterpart and to con- duct planning for contingencies and exercises. During the past year the 4th M.AB has parti- cipated in Exercises Rum Punch, Solid Shield. Teamwork and Bonded Item. FRONT ROW: CPI. P. Hubbard, SGT B. Carrier, LC PL l.avcn, SgtMAJ D. Ogle. BACK ROW: LCPL J. Morrow, CPL R. Randolph, IstLT S. Mckinley, IstLT J. Davis, SGT B. Swor. FRONT ROW: CPL M. Smith, H PL D. Manning. BAC;K ROW: LtCOL B. Hastings, CAPT C. Collins, GYSGT H. Wilson. CG Section G-1 Section FRONT ROW: 2dLT R. Salomone, IscLT 1,. Balignasay, MAJ W. Swarnes, IstLT T. Douglas, CW03 J. Matlack. BACK ROW: LCPL R. Dullard, CPL J. Holohan, LCPL D. King, CPL G. Lenshowcr, SSGT T. Ross, SGT J. Granham, SGI K. Bostclman, SGT W. Simon. FRONT ROW: IstLT J. Barnes, Jr., IstLT A. f astic, Istl.T J. Thomas, CAPT A. Shuup, l.iCOL J. Hilgc-rs. Istl.T T. Kvans, Isil.T J. SiccU-, (MO G. Bolick, MSGT J. Dinci. BACK ROW: (PL P. I.amb, SOT W. Joyncs, SSGT R. Ard, SGT K. Clark, SSGT K. KilU-v, (PI, D. Gardner, LCPL C. Finch, PI ( n. ilitchcock, LCPl. F.. Jones. G-2 Section FRONT ROW: l.( PI. R. I , Frattarclli, S.SGT M. Gallc SSGT J. Swan, SGI J. A an.l SGT K. Nowlin. vrc , SSGI II. Iia ;«eu, GVSGT R. Jr. BACK ROW: I.CPl. O. Prue, andcr, SSGT W. Timberlake, Jr] FRONT ROW: SSGT S. Sampson, GYSGT S. Siram, IsiI.T R. I.acey, SSGT R. Boldoc. BACK ROW: SSGT F. Mumpowcr, I.CPl. G. Mycotc, SGT II. Fmfinser, S(;T F. Watson. 1 FRONT ROW: PFC Pantoja, CPL Smith, CPL Alvarado. SECOND ROW: LtCOL Oakley, SSGT Fisher, CPL Nuckols, CAPT Skelton, SSGT Longshore. BACK ROW: CPL Ford, SSGT Phillips, MAJ Krebs, SSGT Stepka, CAPT Rohner, MSGT Alien. ; CPL N ing) SSGT Phillip Gray, LCPL Kiggen, SSGT Mcln les, CPL Smith, LCPL Alvarda, (stai PFC Cruz, LCPL Smith, BrigGEN SSGT Longsho G-3 Section FRONT ROW: SGT Mundon, LCPL Smith, PFC Cruz. SECOND ROW: LCPL Kiggen, GYSGT Olson, GYSGT West, SSGT Mclntire. BACK ROW: LtCOL Oakley, MA) Mossey, CAPT Wilson, MAJ Fanning, MAJ McCuUey, MSGT Allen. FRONT ROW: LtCOL Oakley, MAJ Pearce, MAJ Farmer, MAJ Terrietta, CAPT Cassidy, MAJ Payne, CAPT Shinn. BACK ROW: MAJ Howell, CAPT Flaherty, MAJ Neely, IstLT New- some, MSGT Allen, CAPT Skelton. L . ' fe ■. i, ' 1 T m » ft I ROM KOft: PI ( I.. Johnson, I.CI ' I. U. Iirr. I ' l M. hamUrs. PVT ». Bynuni. BA( K l«)«: PK. l.oushlin, PIC R. Augciie, SCI K. Drvnan, PFf. M. Harr, I.CPI D. I sirada. G-4 Section I ROM Rl) : JdLl M. Oibson, Isil.T S. Duico. »A( MAJ i:. Nirvo, MA J J. McOonough, JAPI G. I.ard. I RON I ROW: ( PI. I. Hawkins ttaison. »A( K ROW: t.YSdT (. SliT J. Sta(z,l,VSC,T W. Stcicei I. (PI. Adkins SSCT A. «hi FROM ROW: PFC K. Kerswell, LCPL T. Lind. SFCOND ROW: LCPL M. McGuigan, LCPL G. Woodard. BACK ROW: CPL S. Bracelin, IstLT J. Khan, LCPL J. Janicki. CEO FRONT ROW: LCPL M. Johnson, L( PL J. Kirkpatrick. BACK ROW: SOT N. Lcmic-ux, CAPT R. HcTscr, fPL H. Ostrander. Many Parts of MTW sV Sports Ship ' s Parties Dependents and Wives Change Of Command On June 12, I9 ' 6, at Guanianamo Bay, Cuba, Captain Raymond M. Burris, USN, relieved C aptain I. owe II. Bibby, USN, to become MOUNT WMITNIiVs fourth commanding officer. Captain Bibby had brought MOUNT WHITNEY through many things, not (he least being a long yard period and our first P. i;. H. exam. And Captain Burris looked forward to commanding MOUNT WHIT- NliV as we sailed for New York and our important role in helping this nation celebrate its 200th birth- day- So on this day, as MOUNT WHITNKV said good- bye to a well-respected Captain, and welcomed her new ( ommanding Officer, the continuity of command was reaffirmed. V5 V e gi A Burial at Sea Chief Homer Woodruff, USN,Ret. « i i y Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and his wife are welcomed aboard MOUNT WlllTNFV by Rear Admiral I ' almer. V. I. P. ' s Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and his wife cross MOUNT WHITNHY ' s decks. ' hic ' f of Naval Operations Admiral | llolloway is greeted upon leaving " 2 S i " ' IB f— ili l aS EI 6i Jg g King Olav V of Norway is escorted from the flight deck by VADM Shanahan. Admiral Shanahan, COMSECONDFLT, talks with Mr. Rober Ellsworth, Deputy Secretary of Defense. ■ ».-, " -= i n ' t ' .-! " Bfe» i ' • I- . 4 ' f ■■ ' ■ ' ' f It General Wilson, the Commandant of the Marine Corps is shown here with Brigadier General Gray, Commanding General, 4ch Marine Amphibious Marine Brigade. And Many More . . . Captain Burris, Commanding Officer, greets the Lord Mayo of Portsmouth on MOUNT WHITNEY ' S quarterdeck. ' W And Still More . . . And of Course We Heard Tug 76t . moves along siJc chc LSS MOLM WHITNKY to aid her in departing Norfolk. Lithographers stand along side their shipmates as the crew musters at Quarters for leaving port and saying Farcwell " to family, friends, and other ships. The Marine ( Detachment prepares to shift cole " . , . Underway, Good-bye — fo The brow lifts away from USS MOUNT WHITNEY and a sailor wonders what lies ahead iri other waters. Departing NOB Norfolk, Pier Fi .■ •■ ' , " .— v- ' iWWfii: Shift Colors! " Another deployment, another adventcrt i . 1 i the folks back home. Guantanamo Bay, Cuba MT WHITNEY sailors enjoyed the opporiuniiv lo get away from the cold weather of Norfolk in February and swim the warm waters of the Caribbean. J 9 . ' i St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands Yachts and sailboats from all over the world ancho in the Virgin Islands. San Juan, Puerto Rico Ont- ci the oldest churches in che wesicrn hemisphc Voung strccc venJors selling hot dogs. A centuries old guard house overlooks the entrance to San Juan. Fort Lauderdale, Florida Amsterdam, Holland BA ' M |L i jl j A m BL Ix ' ifflin ' IM 1 Jr HI:d 7w ' j p . ' . Ilnfi j j Oi i w tmM } ' U , j|;i W W tMk a 1 fl ' i K ' ' ' Erjfl] - ij ' llB ' IC Biri j Bn l all " wiSKwiH H 1 Portsmouth, England Home of the Royal Navy HMS Vutorv wi-Komts fonicn msmK into I ' onsmoulh Ma (Inci- a fiirci- fi)!liim); ship «iih 101 jjuns. ilic UMS Victory now si as the flagship ol ihi- Portsmouth ( ommanJ. Britain ' s greatest naval liiro. Lord Admiral Nelson, is remembered for his courage and devotion to duty while serving the Royal Navy as its f .ommander-in-f .hief. Lord Nelson was killed in battle off (ape Trafal- gar as his fleet rounded up the last of the Spanish and I ren h ships in the Mediter- ranean, bringing about the end to a long war with the two c ouiilries. Picadilix I ,r ,r., I Stonchcndge 9 ! f B An I.nglish Bobby Mounted guard at Ruckingham Pala. A roadside ' tavern built In the stvU- ol tbe 1 udor h Klc- of Wight. Hamburg, Germany " i g 5 ' ■ ,r- Dublin, Ireland International Naval Review -T - i ' t V ' ' - One of the most widc-ly published photos of out nation ' s 200th birthday tilc-bralion in Ntw ' ork ( itv is the one above . MOUNT VllllTM V sailors man the rail for the I ourth of July International aval K, vi.w. Operation 200 The INR irk for than pomp and c to ready MOUNT «llIT. i;i f. xpected. Thr Intcrnailonal Hen of SO warshipi follow MOINT VIHITMV into New Vork Harbor. In all. ihf Men Mrcichcd 25 miles. The Sights . . . The People . . . All American lo ?::( Si Sj iJlb July 4,1976 Saw Clear Skies . . . Military Pageantry And A Beautiful Night There Were so Many Guests . . . So Many Questions . . . SoManyVIPs... And So Many Ships . . . And . . . The Tall Ships And Some Things are Always Constant, Like . . . MTWis Many Things Haircuts, and Training... Helo Ops I bK I T General Quarters No One Can Forget FEB... ■• S u„nl tt •; « ' s sum -.s ul O Hraliunal I ' ro iuls I ' lanI lixaminalion on first alli-mpl iioltti with I ' Uasurc. Wvll .ionc. " AJmmil •.aar Kidd Or How About That UNREP During the North Atlantic? ... - 1 During the Northern Europe deployment, MOUNT «HITNEV experienced the largest underway replen- ishment in her history. Aided by members of all the embarked staffs, MOllNT WHITNEV ' s crew spend a hard day bringing aboard the much needed supplies. Navy Marine Corps Team . . . » . A Closer XV-T i i ' ' Look ■-ife u-r- The Navy and Marines Have Always Worked Together ' ». And of Course We Set Course For Home ' Norfolk, Nov. 9 1976 A Note of Thanks A cruise book can never be the work of just a few people. And this, the third MOUNT WHITNEY cruise book, is no exception. Many people have worked many hours of volunteer time and put forth extensive effort to prepare this reminder of MOUNT WHITNEY and the Bicentennial year. A heartfelt thanks to these people. ■MliMi«4Mfl|Hhi ' ..«(. ' »?l ' )t .! ' Some of the people 1to have allowed! us to iise their photographs include: E William Ward, PH2 Lee Dumond, DPSN Luis Toppin, Major Joseph McDonoug SN Ron Bye, ETN3 Jerry Snyder, PHI Joe Leo, PH3 Steve Skidmore, PH2 Bill Sullivan, PH3 Mike Gafmon, PH3 Jim Holliger, PHAN Rich Shaffer, members ■ ■ the 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade PAO staff, DMSN William Ricks, " ' Olen Naylor. This book covers an eatiW ' y«ar «iid • have felt it would Mitfc that long to se e theTtaSlKd oduct. I done, it is a result of the unseIfi9flCr«f ltfiftt( p£|ftosc lis(r others ' 75 " ry : NORFOLK J • 1 GITMO J ROOSEVELT ROADS •,

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