USS Tarawa (LHA 1) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1981

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Those of you who ore non- orewrnernbers ond ore reoding our book, will see Things you've prob- obly hedrd obouT, buT never seen, ond oTher Things ThoT you rnoy never hove irnogined. Unreps, verTreps, dll will be exploined in boTh words ond pioTures, ThoughTfully provided by our crew for your enjoy- rnenT. Don'T jusT look dT The picTures Though, beoouse if you'll use you're imoginoTion for o mornenT or Two, you rnighT geT o liTTle feel of whoT our life dT seo is like. Imogine The rush of high winds, ond The orosh of heovy seo's os Two huge ships rnoneuver wiThin soonT yords of one dnoTher for fueling. The Thudding sounds of greoT helicopTers bedTing The dir, ond The screom of jeT engines os Torowo's Horrier oTTook dircrofT roll down her flighT deck oi o hundred-plus knoTs. For Those of you who will go where we hove been, here's o window To you're fuTure, ond for Those who'lI never geT The chonoe, o window To our lives. We hope you'll enjoy whoT we've Tried To bring you, ond oT The some Time rnoybe undersTond o liTTle beTTer jusT whoT o cruise rneons To o soilor, ond why when he reTurns frorn one he sTonds jusT o liTTle sTroighTer, moybe o liTTle Toller, ond o liTTle prouder. He's jusT reTurned from o Tough job well done, he's goT The righT. I UU UC Af' Ui ff l'v AIIHI V" "L .'4' xv xg . A I- - arm? . 3 4 6 8 A 9 13 16 30 46 58 63 90 115 137 147 159 181 185 199 244 247 V' mp, . ,,..,,,3..,..,..,,.... -... -. .,.,. ,..,.,--.-......,,,,,,,,,....,:'fw.-. Q-uf-,....4.-...suv . s-1 TABLE OF CONTENTS DEDICATION THE SHIP THE CAPTAIN I EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMMANDER, AMPHIBIOUS TASK GROUP SEVEN TACRON ONE AIR DEPT. AIMD EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATION NAVIGATION OPERATIONS DEPT. SUPPLY DEPT. ENGINEERING DEPT. MEDICALXDENTAL DEPT.'S I coMIvIuNIcATIoNs DEPT. DECK DEPT. NUCLEUS LANDING FORCE STAFF EMBARKED UNITS , THE CRUISE WELCOME HOME THE STAFF ' P415 f , 1' D fi,--.X N I ' 'jf' ff O 'J .G-fwffffy .57 DEDICATICN Well folks, we're bdck. We're home dgdin offer our second overseos deploymenf. lT's been d long six monfhs. We've sfedmed Thousdnds of miles, looded ond consumed Tons of provisions, burned millions of gdllons of fuel, sTood counfless midwdfches, ond only Nepfune knows how mdny lonely hours dndiminor discomforTs we've endured since wdving our good-byes To you on The pier in Sdn Diego. Well, we're bdck from dnofher good cruise, we've hdd o few pdfs on The bdcks, ond we're preTTy proud, buT noT Too proud, noT enough To Try ond Tdke dll The crediT for ourselves, becduse we jusT didn'T do iT dlone. You were There. Every mile, every sTep of The wdy. - T You wroTe us liTerdlly Tons of mdil. When The words Ulvldil Coll" sounded ThroughouT The ship, you would hdve ThoughT you were of The superbowl To hdve hedrd The cheers. We received IeTTers full of news from home, good Tidings for The new yedr, dnd enough cookies ond cdkes To feed d smdll drmy, for DGVYD. Funny Thing obouT Those pdckdges, Though some of Them mdy hdve spenT weeks in Trdnsif, every biTe of every cookie, Tosfed jusT d liTTle beTTer Thdn ever before, becduse iT wds d liTTle biT of home. You pdid our bills, hdndled dll our domesfic mdTTers, Took core of our homes ond belongings. In mdny coses you were pressed To provide The love ond dffecfion of Two pdrenfs To our children, when only one wds home, ond in The coses of liTTle ones, iT wds up To you To expldin why ddddy couldn'T be There for Chrisfmos. We jusT couldn'T hdve done iT wiThouT you. Sure, we worked hord, buT so did you, ond in wdys some of your Tridls mdy hdve been Tougher Thdn we'Il ever redlly know. We cdn'T ever repdy you for your love, ond foifh ond courdge, buT we con Thonk you. We do so now, from our hedrfs, ds we dedicdfe This, our book, To you. To dll The wives, sweefhedrfs, mofhers, fdmily ond friends ThdT sfood by us in These Times of long sepdrdfion ond uncerTdinTy, we Thonk you, we honor you, ond mosT of dll, we love you. THANK YOU ALL THE CREW SIEDUNID TFIIMKI f, All? UIUNI "A million men cannot take Tarawa in a hundred years." . . Japanese Admiral de- fending Tarawa - The battle had raged almost three full days. The pounding of big guns from naval ships had all but deafened the some 8,000 partici- pants in what was to become one of World War Il's bloodiest and most decisive battles. At 1300 hours, 23 November 1943, the island atool of Tarawa was pronounced secured by the Second U.S. Marine Division, having taken it from some 5,000 veteran Japanese Imperial Troops. Con- spicuous for their valor, the marines of the "Fighting 2nd" were awarded four Medals of Honor Qthree posthumouslyj, 44 Navy Crosses of Valor, and 223 Silver Stars. This was her namesake and when the second ship-of-the-line to bear her proud name was christened December 1, 1973, Tarawa carried on in fine Navy tradition. ' With two cruises under her belt the 820-foot-long ship is certainly the most tried of the new vessels and in addition to being the first in her class she's gained the reputation of setting "firsts" and doing it with "class." Tarawa has operated in exercises from small to the size of 1979's 26-ship "Fortress Gale", and this year's "Team Spirit". She's operat- ed in anti-air warfare exercises where previously an amphib was not even considered for the role. Her guns and missiles make her a force to be reckoned with when it comes to self-defense. She could light a city of 160,000, evacuate a large city in time of national disaster and land two complete Marine Battalions in a mat- ter of hours in time of war. Tarawa has even given the gift of life when during her first cruise 400 Vietnamese refugees were taken aboard and a new baby was delivered in Tarawa's advanced medical facili- ties and was named in Tarawa's honor "Grace Tarawa Tran". She's quite a ship and has quite a crew, evidenced by the more than 100 volunteers who spent Christmas in Thailand repainting and fixing an oprhanage and playing Santa for the children. Tarawa's quite a ship and her size is equalled only by the amount of pride her sailors have in her. THE CAPTAIN f Dwight D. Timm, CAPT USN A native of Jamestown, North Dakota, our C.0. has the reputation aboard ship of belng quite a guy. No wonder. Among other accomplishments, he can claim more than 4,600 hours of fllght time in over FORTY different models of alrcraftl Since his commissioning in 1957, Capt. Tlmm has served in a variety of billets ranging from Naval Test Pilot to commanding officer of two combat ships. He has over 200 combat missions in the Vietnam conflict, more than 1,000 carrier land- ings, and a chestfull of medals includlng the Bronze Star, Individual Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, 14 Strlke,'FIIght Air Medals and the Vietnamese Air Gallantry Cross with Gold Star. Why would a man with his obviously distin- guished record want to squirt his X.O. wlth a wa- ter pistol? Well, it was "Polly Wog Day". It seems that with all of that air and sea tlme, Capt. Timm just never seemed to be in quite the right sea at the right time to cross the equator and when we crossed the line this year, he was as much a "wog" as any of the others in the ceremony. This was changed when the good Captain took his turn in the Initiation proceedings. We got the feeling that he was as proud of that accomplishment as any previous ones. In less than a year's time as our C.O., the Cap- tain has won the respect, admiration, and frlend- ship of his crew. If he decides to accept another sea command he might look around and find many old Tarawa faces among his new crew. We salute you and our best wishes are with you always, Captain. L' f iff--lwf,ffL0,,M " W""W"QWff SS TARAWA - EAGLE OF THE SEA The wonder ls always that any sane man can be a sallor. Ralph Waldo Emerson A captain's job ranges between The grimy ana glamourous, but aboard ship he is always number one. EXECUTIVE OFFICER R. F. SCHUERGER, CDR, X.O. Commander Richard F. Schuerger, TARAWA's Ex- ecuTive Officer. has served in a varieTy of posiTions, boTh aT sea and ashore. Included were command of USS CANNET QMSC-2905 and USS FRESNO QLST- 'i'l82y as well as Teaching posiTions aT UCLA, The Naval War College and aT The FleeT Sonar School in Key WesT, Florida. OTher sea Tours since commis- sioning were 'in USS DAMATO CDD-8745, USS D. H. FOX QDD-7795, STaff of COMDESDIV THREE SIX TWO and as XO of USS RACINE CLST-44825. All of CDR Schuerger's service has noT been spenT as an offi- cer, however. Having enlisTed in San Francisco in 4952, The Commander is one of The many ex-enlisT- ed men who Took advanTage of The Navy's NESEP program in which acTive duTy enlisTed personnel can receive a commission. During his Tenure aT UCLA CDR Schuerger was awarded a docToraTe in VocaTional and Technical EducaTion, seTTing an ex- celIenT example for Those enlisTed men who Think They mighT wanT a liTTle more Than The service offers buT aren'T sure jusT how far They can really go. Our XO will Tell Them The sky's The IimiT. He oughT To know, afTer all. he's been There. Our XO is quick To poinT ouT ThaT his iniTials really indicaTe "Ready for Sea" raTher Than his name. WiTh This being his elev- enTh deploymenT, he may be righT. COMMANDER AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON SEVEN Richord F. Green, CopT. USN Commodore, Phibron 7 . iii G91 iff' A NoTive of Philodelphio, Pennsylvonio, CopT. Green begon his No- vol Coreer in 4958 os on AvioTor. From his firsT operoTiondl ossignmenT To PoTroi Sqdn. 47 oT Alomedo, The Commodore hos enjoyed o vdri- eTy of overseds ond domesTic bilIeTs. AfTer Three yeors ds Heod of The Technicol InformoTion Bronch in The Office of The Specidl AssT. for Congressionol Lioson, iT wos Dock To flying ogoin ond The nexT few yeors were spenT in Floridd ond Spoin wiTh PoTroi Squodron 46 unTiI 4968 when CopT. Green joined The ships compdny of The USS Americd os AssT. NovigoTor. During This period, The Americo mode her "round The World" cruise, ond Two deploymenfs To The Tonkin Gulf in SouTh- eosT Asio. During The second holf of This Tour The Commodore ossumed duTies of NovigoTor. In 4974 CopT. Green received his MCISTGFS Degree in lnTerndTionol Affoirs from George Woshingfon Universify, while o sTudenT oT The Novdl Wor College. He Then ossumed duTies of DirecTor of PoTroi ASW DevelopmenT Group, ond subsequenTIy become X.O. of PoTroi Squodron 23 in Brunswick, Moine, ossuming commond in 4973. During Their Tour VP 23 wos oworded The Arnold J. Isbell Trophy, symbolic of ASW excellence omong ATlonTic FIeeT PoTroi Squodrons. ln 4974 CopT. Green received orders To, ond served os Specidl AssT. for Congressionol ond Medio Affoirs in The TelecommunicoTions DirecTor- oTe. ExecuTive Office, of The PresidenT of The UniTed SToTes. Following his WoshingTon Tour, he ossumed commond of PoTroi Squodron 34, ond Then USS JUNEAU QLPD- 405 PresenTly The Commodore resides in The Son Diego Areo wiTh his wife, Mory ond Their Two sons. We ore sure he is os onxious os The resf of The crew To reTurn home To Them ofTer onoTher successful TARAWA deploymenT. A Commodore Green ConducTs o personol Tour of his Flogship. The Commodore hos conducTed sever- ol personol Tours This cruise for The mony Fldg Officers ond visiTing Dig- niTories ThdT TARAWA hos hosTed This yeor. PHIBRON wg A '7 fback row left to rlghfj LT Fldel Casfellanos LCDR Zal Villanueva LCDR Roy Aasen LCDR Barry O Malley LT Larry Parker LT Vlctor Bllfz LT Qgj Ron Maul CAPT Gary Bnsbois Qfront row left to rlghtj CDR Blll Masslcot CDR Donald Gnnnell CAPT Rlchard F Green CDR H F Tahaney LCDR Moses Stlth Amphlblous Squadron Seven QPHIBRON SEVEN, was established In Long Beach California 1 October 1954 and remalned there untll It was shlfted to San Diego ln 1973 lnltlally a squadron of twenty one shlps lt has been reduced to Its present strength of slx ships Although fewer In number the ships presently comprlslng the squadron retain the capability to transport and land assault troops and combat cargo which was the hallmark of their predecessors Further these shlps are representative of the newest ln shlp design and possess the most Improved capabllltles of the Amphlblous Navy Since 1954 unlts of Amphlblous Squadron Seven have participated In numerous major exercises and employ ments both In the waters adjacent to the United States and in the Western Paclflc ln addltlon units of the Squadron parhclpated in troop movements ln response to the Laotlan crlsls durlng May 1962 and were present ln the Caribbean Sea In October 1962 durlng the Cuban Misslle crlsls More recently the Squadron has made numerous deployments to the Western Paclflc partlclpatlng In amphlblous oper atlons In support of free world mllltary forces ln the Republlc of Vletnam and ln the re deployment of gnited States Marlnes The Squadron is commanded by a U S Navy Captaln who holds the tltle of ommodore ls 1 2 OSC DANIELS OSC EMBICH "hem jk 'kk Q X X Y X wax -ur-"" Q' wp- QP' 'mmm 'ww STAFF OS S EWC EMBICH OSSN DRABZYCK OS1 HARTZELL OS2 ALLEN OS3 JOHNSON OS3 ROBINSON QM1 WHALEN Nmwnqwa--F LT BLITZ RM1 ULRICH LTJG MAUL and MSSR SPEER on the flagbrldge 'VV MW mmf i RADIOMEN RM2 ROONEY RM1 ULRICH RM3 BURKE ,f V wx, ' QQZMZ' V1 'fr Miliiswf K ,:n0n M ' In--., Command Sr. Chiel SMCS Swindle MS's MS1 Shafer MS2 Foster MS3 Hall MS2 Pederson ,,,.,.,...,.-A--M BM's SR Cauarreha BM1 Hendricks ENFR Peterson YN's YN1 Mariin YN2 Stanfill NC1 Haskell YN1 Christiansen TACRON ONE Top Row 2nd Row 3rd Row Bottom Row Rlvii Sowyers AA Leto AA Wise AC2 Lozeou LCDR Wolsh AC2 Nodeou ASH3 Brown AC2 Woodoll MAJ Lowson AC2 Minikowski MSSN Speer AN Fogg LCDR Neuburger AC3 Roustodt AC2 Anker LCDR Boitutis LCDR Reilly Cnot shownj AC3 Corlson Tocticol Air Control Squodron One is homeported ot the Novol Amphibious Bose, Coronodo Colifornio. Eoch time o PHIBRON deploys TACRON deploys one of its four units under the operotionoi control of COMPHIBGRU ONE. TACRON's primory responsibility is to coordinote ond control oll oir operotions within the Amphibious Objective Areo CAOAQ during omphibious operotions. The unit currently deployed is Unit Brovo with seven officers ond fifteen enlisted men. The unit is further broken down with four officers ond thirteen enlisted men on boord the USS Torowo os members of TACRON ONE, Detochment Brovo One. ' Det. Brovo One performed vorious duties in between omphibious operotions. The officers ond senior petty officers stood wotches in the Tocticol Air Control Center os oir odvisors to the commonder of the omphibious squodron os well os plonning ond preporing for upcoming events. The rest of the unit stood diligent flog plot wotches ond our one Mess lvldnogement Speciolist ossisted ship's compony. TACRON personnel leorned o lot ond worked hord os well os ployed hord during this rigorous deployment oboord the "EogIe of the Seo". s Who? The division officer soys, goes. Anoiher DGGY FfiiSS- i i i 47.5, f 4' g I ,-.f'.1:x .vm i Poycioy siokes. i ,. X X f f - iilifl S ' G sk? if I- 1 is-" -: i . i .Q 1,-we . s'g:,g-,gf".',-my K zpflgzfici riiifs , ' q 11112 ygifgiy i -'sskssdiiffscfi sxlv-: 2,-rw 1--f:'w:1-aivikzf ' -Rf,-1s.ss.s22iswYw' - , .. ,- ,,YQx,E,, Q , f-wiv' X , siiwg, feng sswfsfsx - oxSQ.sxibi-siisgfluilfs' LCDR REILLY i i S Discussing upcoming exercises . . . So This is wnoi we gei poid for. Sl "LeT's get serious now." "Joe, who did you have over The beoch? QEFENDEQ B f N - , i 1 Z if ge sy 4 R1 TAC RON-ON E LCDR Wolsh, OINC, TACRON ONE, Unit Brovo 'iDon'T look so surprised." A Iifile Acey-Ducey offer work AIIII2 , - i. I, 1 3' 'XXL S' Q. Sfflff .Q 4. , I k if QXKX . Q rf.,-Q X,.. I L.,, , I W 2 iw ' X,,. , 4, 1,- y 4?- zgi , n V lx I Lf i, F If , fa Q 4 my N H, 52, 1, U ,V U ,. W Tl 1 I e N 1 L I x T . f IDIEIIDAIIQWIMI NW vi' H I f I V .......,,, ,. , ....-........,i,-c. iw.-,. . A IIIIQ Bi 55 lluN- .XX,x .x,, X ,qi ,,,,,,,Nw ,XX. . K X A X N X 'C 4 X Q 3 ! if M 5 X wi Y' QW ra ii E, fi Commander William R. JENKINSON can goo whole day, weeks or even a whole cruise wifhouf ever hearing his name. He goes by yanofher name: AIRT BOSS, The "BOSSf' of The AIR DeparTmenTis an experienced heli- copTer piiofiwifh more Than 4700 hours in ali Types of heiicopfers. The Monfepelierl Idaho naTivei joined The Navy in 4962 earned his WINGS,of GOLD in 4963 and WESTPAC 80-84 smokes his sixfh WESTPACdepIoymenT. The "AIR BOSS" is marriedrfo The former MissiKaThleen Pefersonfrom Cohiville, Wyoming andis The faTher of eighT children. He is ia solid family man. Commander Jen- kinson says Thafifhe dedicafed hard working officers and men of The Air DeparTmenT are whaf madeifhis cruise an enjoymenfwfo be on. T A A A y Q X . V1 1-.........,.,-U -.,--qu. lmlghty rave andsome - evitra.--,,,,.s-.....,---f-1---.r ,.-........-A 4-- -..-,....,-.-,,,,,.,,.,,.....,..,.,,.. ....w.y..,-f--..---....-..-.......- ..- ,.-.-,-,,.:- - . - I Q' 1 ABCS Eubanks ABHC Collum A ABH1 Mejia ABH1 Morse ABH2 Beatty ABH2 Hicks ABH2 Wehrly ABH2 Horton ABH3 Franklin ABH3 McQueen ABH3 Chapman ABH3 Truisiano ABH3 Thompsen ABH3 Bradford ABH3 Cummings ABH3 Gillenwater ABH3 Fisher ABH3 Barber ABH3 Dupree ABH3 Albers ABH3 Baker ABH3 VanHoute Crash 81 Salvage ABH3 Schmitt ABH3 Thomas ABH3 Thompsen ABH3 Hall ABHAN Boucher ABHAN Truift AN Yost AN Young , ABHAN Barrett ABHAN Gragg AN Little ABHAN Cross AN Jones AA Greene AA Christophel AN Darling AR Daye ABHAN Hamilton AA Wright ABHAN Villaverde AA Lawson AN Robbins In the beginning there were ABHs. Most people refer to us as almighty, brave, hand- some, dynamic and of course macho. We tend to agree. We carry a great deal of pride with us and it shows in the way that we do our jobs. Our crash and salvage team is the Navy's an- swer to "Emergency One". Their expertise in fire-fighting and rescue is beauty in mo- tion. Then there are the "yellow shirts", who like their forefathers of courage, the pony express riders, perform their mission by di- recting aircraft through rain or shine in the air or on the deck. But they love it. Last but not least are the "blueshirts". They are the backbone of the flight deck who risk life, limb and the hope of ever hav- ing clean dungarees. They chock and chain down every aircraft in any way and every way possible. E The men of this division show our pride through the awards that we have earned: the Admiral Flatley and two "Battle E's" just to name a couple and a record of accom- plishments that is as long as your arm "ETERNAL VlGlLANCE" is our motto. AN 0'Connor AA Winningham AN Compay ABHAN Cook AA Wynn AN McDowell AN Williams AA Madison B AA Fishel AN Harder AN Hargis AN Cole AN Baker AA Boudreaux AR Desmit AR Plnlon AN Abetya AA Blake AA Peterson AN Pasquarlello AN Pipkin AA Fuchs 45 X Jf IL , , L Hurry up and walt. W.,--f it 'Wh' Hookln' up. 7 GX , A Q 5 , f ., ff' 681' . .gg., , , J . , J' W '- f y Q .IVV .5 I f nav Hi Xy, 1. if , , if ff' X. xxx f f4'3 W4 ,,..,' " df Q' ,,.,.,,, ,- ,giw ' 54" x gm 1529. ,NA ,, X ,w W - wif, ' f , X yank 1 fu.. , Y gf , -1-.32 A ' 'fm 4 I 0 Cv, 7' Agia. '45 lik 1 of L yi, . s ' ffl 14 5. ' ff 33 af ,' mx - I """ , X 1,5 - ., , ,-,- ..,, .- lr' - f 5,pT,.,f " s "1-,K . in 3 "' Q: .....L--.-..i.L...,....,.,.,.i-it.-' ,-.M Pl kk tx l v.3 HANGAR DECK CREW The Hangar Deck is The primary area for The mainTenance and sTowage of The various,Types of aircrafT aboard TARAWA. Due To The complexiTy of aircrafT mainTenance and iTs supporT eauipmenT, all available space is of uTmosT imporTance. NoT only is The hangar deck The backbone of The sauadron's mainTenance efforTs, iT also provides many uses, viTal To The crew's morale. MosT crewmembers and embarked marines have enjoyed The crew's movie, shown nighTly. Many have parTicipaTed in various recreaTional acTiviTies, such as baskeTball, caTch, or even jusT a chance To be alone. WiTh such varied uses, The hangar deck CV-33 division has The difficulT Tasks of supporTing viTal aircrafT mainTenance as well as mainTaining The cleanliness and safeTy of The deck. Given numerous reauiremenTs for The use ofhangar space, V-3 personnel have had To develope, very precise and finely coordinaTed Teamwork for The safe and expediTious movemenT of aircrafT. AT Times aircrafT musT be moved wiThin six inches of an obsTacle, requiring The undivided aTTenTion and quick reacTion of everyone on The aircrafT handling Team. Through The individual skill and hard work of each man in V-3 division, TAl?AWA's aircrafT were professionally mainTained and moved. The hangar has conTribuTed To The morale of each individual onboard. LT SHEEHY AN SELINSKI ASHLAND, PENNSYLVANIA ABH1 PALMER FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA AN SHANKS BRONX, NEW YORK T ABH2 DANNER CLEVELAND, OHIO AN BUTLER PHOENIX, ARIZONA ABH1 ROHR BEEVILLE, TEXAS AN CORMIER VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA ABH3 PETERSEN VENTURA, CALIFORNIA AN GALLEGOS ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO ABH3 SALVADOR SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA AN OLSEN HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY ABH3 GALAVIZ EL PASO, TEXAS AN CALALO OLONGAPO CITY, PHILIPPINES ABHAN COOPER QUEENS, NEW YORK AN MILLER LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ABHAN LAMMI VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA AN MARTOS SEATTLE, WASHINGTON AN MATTHEWS OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA AN LYON HASTINGS, NEBRASKA 1 Next, with crewman aboard to help steady the huge rotors . . . The tedious job ot mov- Ing alrcratt from the Hangar Bay to the Flight Deck. Flrst, It's posi- tioned on the elevator. . . . the trlp up begins Af... Almost to the top. Upon arrlval, the blrd is hand- ed over to V-1 personnel who then take control, and an- other Sea Cobra Is on Its way to tllght deck spotting . Meanwhile back aft 3? . . . a ponderous H-46 is started on its way up the att elevator. . . . much easier and taster, and away she goes! TARAWA has two ot them making aircraft moving from Hangar to Flight Deck and back --,A-v, ,n ,M W., 4 . , , ,,3...,...,..,,,., ..-,,...-.--....,--,V N.,,..-,f-v-s...f......,...-s.-,1--,-f-q1-..Q-.w..v-'v-1ffn--:nf . .- -,,...-....,. --v--- , --T , -- V-4 The"Grape" Gang D Flight Deck Fuels The AvioTion BooTswoin's MoTes qFuelsQ of V-A Division, beTTer known os The "Groupes" becduse of Their purple-colored jerseys, operote ond mointoin The ship's oviotion fuels ond moTor vehicle gosoline system. They ore responsible for The sdfe fueling of oil ossigned ond Tronsient oircroft. V-A Division olso provides JP-5 jet fuel for The ship's booTs, ground supporT equipment, monoroil cors, emergency diesel generotors ond even hos The copobiIiTy To provide JP-5 To The ship's boilers in on emergency siTuoTion. The flighT deck crew is heoded by ABF3 Clorence Dovis, who is olso d member of The flight deck fire- fighting Teom. The "oirdole snipes", who operdte ond moinToin The JP-5 pumprooms ond dll reloted equipment ond mochinery, ore The heort of The division. The below decks crew is heoded by ABF4 Mihoch. The repoir division, led by ABF2 Thomos Deloney, perform dll emergency ond scheduled mointenonce To The fuels mochinery ond equipment. V-A is proud of iTs mony occomplishments ond one look ot iTs mochinery spoces will show This pride. The Division Chief ond Leoding PeTTy Officer ore ABFC Robert Boird ond ABF4 John Mihock respectively. LTQjgj Bojune. The V-A Division Officer, hos ouThoriTy over dll enlisted personnel in The division,ond insures Thot The moteriol up-keep ond mointenonce of The oviotion fuel system is properly performed. ' ABF1 Mlhoch ABF3 Grengsa ABF3 Macaysa ABF3 Adams AN Joyce AN Colllnsworth AA Holi AR Smith AA Holtgren ABFC Baird ABF3 Delaney ABF3 Ray AN Farrar AN Addison AN Cuervo AR Stupca AA Jones ABF3 Crlsman ABF2 Pierce ABF3 Martin ABF3 Cox ABF3 Nelson LTGgj Bajune ABF3 Schitter AA Hilton AA Ulu AN Rodgers AR Juhl AR McCrlmon ABF2 Poythress AA Demers AA Starck AN Ree ABF3 Davis ABF3 Gregory ABF3 Hanley ABF3 Fisher ABF3 Carpenter AN Emshoft ABF3 Rios AN Stringer AA Norvell CPL Coleman AN Enger - 'RSP' f X X, - f ' f T M TM PeTTy Officer Pierce Takes charge of The Training program. The Bos'n will never know." Ah yes, ag well-Taken fuel sampIe." WSWX7 Ml -.- R, "This looks like a good spoT for our nexT fuel spill." fii T "Our fearless LPO, ABFT Mihoch. WhaT more can be said?" "ThaT's righT. Keep The chains on Till he paysl" 5 Below deckers on The cose V ,-f. 1 Wu .,.' I gfmfd f-M4212 A ,. 1-.- f L. . , "Ever have one of those days? 41" I ,.,vf" ,,,,. ,457 I ' A fn 4, . li 4 1:51. K- 1321, 'jp ML W 1 ,,, wp QQ-it g 4 u if :Ubi Crew leader AA Norvell and repairman Jerry Stringer: alongside the action. Just hangin' out. "Our faithfull JP-5 purifier." if , W I gfql-,ding by fo stand by- "One down, many more to go." "The one and only Captain Fuels Watch i ..,fr-......,.,...-.,..,..1F. -Y ,, , .1 -f Y L. -, V, , .-. Y K AIIMID TARAW4 ie, 'ff 0 "?0f1'mfzn1m WP' - AIIM ID 'UIFIFIIUEIIQ R.C. DeLong, LCDR. USN LCDR DeLong attended LaJara High Schol in LaJara, Colorado and graduated in 1954. He then attended Adams State College from 1954-1955. He entered the Navy in January 1957 and after recruit training at San Diego and completing Tradevman "A" School in Memphis, Tennessee, his first assignment was NAS Correy Field followed by NAS Pensa- I . co a After finishing Tradevman "B" School in June 1962, he was assigned to the Fleet Anti- Air Warfare Training Center in San Diego. Then in July 1967 it was back to Memphis as an instructor at the Avionics Fundamentals School. It was from this assignment that he was selected for Chief Petty Officer and Warrant Officer in 1968. Warrant Officer DeLong's first assignment was as the Electronic Data Processing Maintenance Officer aboard USS Saratoga. After completing three Mediterranean cruises he was transfered to Naval Aviation Schools Command Pensacola as a Naval Science instructor. While at Pensacola CWO3 DeLong was selected for Limited Duty Officer and promoted to LTUgj in 1974. Additionally, he completed his BS Degree at the University of West Florida just 20 years after graduating from high school. Following this assignment he made three deployments to WestPac with the Golden Eagles of PATRON NINE, serving as Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer. After a three-year tour at NAS Lemoore, where he served as a station security officer, he reported aboard Tarawa in September 1980 as AIMD Officer. It was in this assignment that he was promoted to LCDR in November. hLgDR DeLong resides in Lemoore, California with his wife Bonneta and their seven c I ren. . ...1.-..-,..................-.--......A . - -- Y STAFF AIMD The Aircrdff lnTerrnedidTe lvloinfendnce Depdrfrnenf consisfs of T3 soilors ond five mcrrines cissigned The Tosk of providing infermediofe level supporf To The emborked squodron ond orgonizofionol supporT To The ship's heli- copfer ond is ougrnenfed by 55 rnorines when The squodron is embdrked. A The AIMD moinfenonce officer, LCDR DeLong, heods This deporfmenf ond olso performs The dufies of The ship's sofeTy officer. CWO2 Kinshoffer, The rnoinfendnce moTe- riol conTroI officer, ASC Hodges, mdinfenonce chief ond ATT Biizzord, Producfion Confrol Supervisor form The nu- cleus of The rnonogemenf Tedm wifhin The deporTmenT. They ensure ThoT The hundreds of componenfs inducfed info The AIMD ore screened, processed, repoired ond reTurned To Supply in o srnooTh ond expedifious monner. AZT Gollogher, The deporTrnenT dofo onolysf, ensures proper docurnenfofion of repoir ocfions while providing ofher monogernenT personnel wiTh The necessory infor- mdfion To gudrdnfee Thdf boTh equipmenT ond rnon- power ore ufilized in The mosf effecfive monner. The quolify cissuronce bronch, heoded by ATC Cole, is The wofchdog of dll moinfenonce ocTions occomplished by The deporfmenf, ensuring Thof The uTrnosT sfondords of rnoinfenonce ond scifeTy ore complied wifh by ron- dom somplings ond inspecfions To sofegudrd ogoinsf ony reloxofion of This deporTrnenT's high sfondords. Quolify Assuronce hos The oddifionol responsibilify of ensuring Thof our ship's helicopfer, Eogle One, is olwoys in The rnosf sofe ond relioble sToTus before eoch ond every flighf. The divisions consTiTuTing The resT of The deporfmenf ore The Generol lvioinfendnce Division heoded by AET Fosfer ond The Ground Supporf Division heoded by ASC Heimonn. MGYSGT Jones, J.A. Kdiluo, HI ASC Hodges, lvlichdel A. Virginio Beoch, VA ATC Cole, Jock D. Cdnyon Counfry, CA AZT Gollogher, Roberf A. WhiTe Sulpher Springs, W ATT Biizzord, Thomos W. Son Diego, CA SSGT Bolesworfh, W.M. Apple Volley, CA ATT Roberfs, Horry R. Son Diego, CA AMS2 Johnson, Trenfon L. Richmond, CA AD3 ShulTz, Jdmes D. Ndrrows, KY AK3 Colibo, JudniTo A. Sfockfon, CA AZ3 Hoynes, Louis A Tolluloh, LA ' AK3 Hdrrison, Lorry G. lvlonroeville, AL SGT Griffin, Timofhy lvl. FT. Louderdole, FL AMS3 Gore, Williom M. Denver, CO LCPL MocNiven, Croig F. Cievelond, OH CPL Kiefzke, Fronk E. SeoTTIe, WA AZAA Allofey, Thomos P. New York, NY CWO2 Kinshoffer, George Philodelphio, PA - WHO? WHAT? WHERE? YQU TALKHXIG TO ME? GSE g GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT GSE maintains all of TARAWA's "Yellow Gear" Q"YelIow Gear" being the nickname for all of the forklifts, aircraft tractors, and pallet transporters that TARAWA could not function properly without., Whether loading or transferring stores, re-spotting an aircraft on the flight deck or anytime a piece of "yellow gear" may be called on to do a job, lt's up to the men of GSE to make sure it's up and running. According to the record, they do it well. ' e GSE gang discussing strategy ASC Heimann, Gregory P. San Diego, CA AS1 Santos, Pablo A. San Diego, CA ASE2 Wright, Doiel W. Mc Clean, TX ASM2 Fulkerson, Mark A. Mineral Wells, TX AZ2 Harris, Leonard M. Hamburg, New York ASH2 Smith, Algin G. Caldwell, ID ASE2 Warnock, Dean A. Farmers Branch, TX ASM3 Gagnon, Rollin J. Cleveland, OH ASM3 Brinks, Lonnie R. Kentwood, Ml ASH3 Morand, Tracy M. Townsend, MT ASHAN Denna, Michael J. North Highlands, CA SGT Jones, George W. Niagrra Falls, NY CPL Mc Dermott, Matthew Leoyard, C0 LfCPL Deen, Jerry E. Federal, WA LfCPL Stuckmeyer, Steven St. Louis, M0 LjCPL Bonham, James P Phoenix, AZ LjCPL Parson, Scott A. San Francisco, CA LfCPL Dashnaw, Max A. Phoenix, AZ D. L. What's on tire? GSE BARBER Shop, Open for business Never fails, get it waxed, ya got a flat. f .,.. .,.,, --q..,,,c Q 5 ,... , ,...,.... 1+-v . AVICNICS AVIONICS DEPARTMENT TARAWA's Avionics division is comprised of a group of highly skilled technicians, knowledge- able in the fast growing field of Aviation Elec- tronics. Responsibility for repair, maintenance, and all necessary field changes to electrical systems and gear aboard TARAWA's many and varied aircraft is no small task, but add to that calibration of test equipment and several other assorted jobs and you' have one busy group of men. Avionics handles the load through, with sup- porting help from the attached Marine Air Squadron and keeps the birds in the air and off the deck. ,,,...,,, .,.,. .....---.-,..-- A AE1 Foster, Wesley D. Fredricksberg, CA AT1 Corbift, Barney M. Atlanta, GA AT1 Shipley, Michael B. Aguanga, CA AE1 Rinehart, Tom D. Santa Monica, CA AE1 Seifz, John E. Philadelphia, PA AT2 Beason, Darrell E. Cherokee Village, AR AT3 Ortiz, Roberto S. El Paso, TX AT3 Rapos, Paul E. Fort Peck, MT AT3 Debose, Omar Bronx, NY AE3 Rikard, Michael L. Muscle Shoals, AL AE3 Holt, Richard E. Tullahoma, TN CPL Benoit, James N. Deer Park, NY CPL Wolt, Joseph R. Glenside, PA CPL Floyd, Henry W. Oklahoma City, OK SGT Sloan, James A. San Antonio, TX CPL Walters, Mark C. Dillon, SC LCPL Verbeck, Robert M. Walpole, MA SGT LeGrande, Ross A. Ralston, NE CPL Coe, Nathan L. Las Vegas, NV LCPL Davis, Kenneth R. Lambertville, MI SGT Taylor, Clittord L. Concord, MI CPL Kelly, Brian E. Bronx, NY SGT Hanson, Paul A. Mapleton, ND CPL Crissy, Michael F. Margate, FL SGT Wise, Steven E. Louisville, KY CPL Allen, Guy M. Phoenix, AZ PFC Addair, Jonathan W. Pueblo, CO CPL Gimmy, Kirk A. East Alton, IL CPL McClure, Eugene L. Butler, PA CPL White, Michael E. Seattle, WA i 36 i AV-8A TECH'S 3 Break Time "Pow!! Powerman takes a devastating blow but Iron- man comes to the rescue! --wen.-a... MN CAL LABfLOUNGE ,,2f,.....,, W.. AD1 Johnson AM51 Owens SAR Crewchief Crewchief AMHAN Bonnette SAR Crewmember POWER PLANT SSGT Jordan Kalamazoo, MI AD1 Skinner Clovis, NM AD2 Shultz Narrows, KY AD2 Baptiste St. Thomas, U.S. SGT Polston Farmington, NM CPL Jordon Baldwin, KS CPL Salgado EI Paso, TX CPL Reyes Cavite, PI CPL Cunningham Newport, RI CPL Olsen Post Falls, ID CPL Stephens Beaumont, TX CPL Gowdy Indianapolis, IN Adan Galang Laguna, Pl ggi ,,, ,i HYDRAULICS AMH2 BoniT, A.I. Philippines AMHAN Willicims, D.L Durhom, NC. CPL Noc Niven, OF, N. Pidgeville, Ohio AMH4 Ask, PP. BloomingTon, Minn CPL WoTTs, Cl. Springfield, Mo LfCPL Aguirre, N. Loredo, Tx LXCPL Solmirin Peorl-CiTy, HI WhoT do you meon, cumshow? .-4"""A' ,,,, Q. , -..,..,-Y- GMD GENERAL MAINTENANCE DIVISION GMD is one of The ship's divisions wiTh mulTiple responsiloiliTies. lT's mode up of five work cenTers which include Airfromes, PowerplonTs, Hydroulics, Aircrew, ond Aircrew Survivol. They hove respon- sibiliTy for oil generol oircrofT moinTenonce from llnose To Toll, ond jusT obouT everyThing in be- Tween". ln oddiTion, They Troin ond ossisT oircrew for survivol, os well os pock ond moinToin dll life vesTs, porochuTes ond relciTed survivol equip- menT ThoT is insTolled in The oircrofT. Any Time o bird is down, or one of The crew heors ci "Funny noise" in The engine, There'll be ci GMD mon on The woy wiTh o Tool kiT. Then you Toke The Tope ond you wrop iT like This! v ., V I , k Y 1 I M -,,,,?....,,.,.,-f.,,,,, AIRFRAMES Cpl. Whifcomb shows us how to make a ship within a ship. Help me! I sprcypaint people ioo! mm- vi' .Ili ,Y yi' f 4k,, 25.3 5 . if ,K You need what kind of fitting? . 45 4 I 4 '5,,, .qv- Alrframes Personnel. AMS 1 Chiles, B.D Rigby, ID AMS2 Greco, J.A. Oak Park, IL AMS3 Gore, W.W Loveland, CO AMSAA Williams, Roland, IA SSGT Sanchez, V. Santa Fe, NM SGT Hudson, C.L. Arlington, TX SGT Antilla, G.A. Heinsburg, VT CPL Bruce, R.L. Indianapolis, IN T.L. Hard at work in the front office. Who asked you anyway? PARALQFT PR2 Thompson, E.W. Jacksonville, FL c':io?,l:::La'Nv' "The Very Best CPL D- skgor In Aircrew SurvivaI!!!" AIMD A I.iHIe Bii Of Everyihing F!! 126, ' NWN.,- You goha be joking!" "Le Bosse" Let me see, Slot A to Slot C, No, wait! Slot B! Slot B! "Alas poor Harris, we knew him well -,,..,..,..,,, ....,,,,,,.,.,.Q-..-.1 .,..4...,,.-.fwq an-Q'f1....--.nf-wvvsuv,.,...,,4ve.vmf 4 1, X1 f E Q ,La fi Q. 1 QS, TEAM SPIRIT - 1981 - ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL HELIBORNE ASSAULT ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH THE MAGNIFICENT EFFORTS OF TARAWA'S AIRCRAFT INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT . , , With a little help of course from our friends in Air Department, Fuels, Operations, Engineering, Deck, Medical, and Oh yeah, There were some Marines there too . , . ! U vi I I I IUII IDIEIDAIIQIIMIENI PERSONNEL CAREER PRINT POST 3M SHOP OFFICE I COMP, CARES CFIAPLAINS CAPTAINS OFFICE OFFICE AFFAIRS PUBLIC I I5 , 9 'v OFFICE 1. The Executive Depart- ment, statted by Yeomen, Personnelmen, Lithogra- phers, Drattsmen, Rell- glous Program Speclallsts, Navy Counselors, Postal Clerks, Journalists, Photog- raphers, as well as the shIp's Master-at-Arms force and 3-M Specialists, provldes the many ser- vices indicated by these speclallties. Ever chal- lenged and successful, the Administrative Depart- ment conslstently applies the principle of "Quality Service" to the myriad ot evolutlons in which the De- partment Is involved. We are proud to serve and we serve proudlyl I IDIIflI35'UNNIEIl 3-adv! PNSN Stewart- "Have typewriter will travel". "You want it when?" But seriously, folks, without the gilded tmgers and smoking typewriter ot the irrepressible PN2 Mog, this cruise book may not have existed. From us to you Bryce, "Thanks Bunches! LEGAL OFFICER People being people, on a ship the size of Tarawa, there are bound to come up problems ot a legal scope. Tarawa's legal ottice is open whenever necessary to advise the sailor ot his rights, and help wherever possible with tree advice whenever possible on non-military Ie- gal problems. , X. "AND ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE . . . " quoth Shakespeare, and he was rlght when it comes to the various roles played aboard ship by naval otticers. Virtually all otticers "wear more than one hat", as evi- denced by the indomitable Ens. Glynn in his guises of Junior Otlicer ot the Deck Underway Qlettj and courtroom-ready le- gal otticer Qrightj. MAA'S A-'5- Boy, you better be outa town by sunsetl Llke any small clty, TARAWA has her own "Po- llce Force". The differ- ences between our Master- at-Arms and the munlclpal pollce ls noted by the var- led responslbllitles. For ln- stance you won't llnd many local pollce monitor- ing a chow llne, or perform- lng customs lnspectlons. The hours are long, but TARAWA's MAA's do a good job and Ilke every- one else aboard, they're proud of the job they do. TARAWA Municipal Police Force, Cadet Class ol '69. M981 WestPac Folllesj 1st Row MA1 l.ee SGT Johnson MS2 Salazar MAC Flynt 2nd Row BM2 Haley CPL Pltts HT1 Christiansen AMS1 Hamilton Ncc weasel: C Ao1 rl-loMAs COMMAND cnssn couuselons CCUNSELQR How about a rate change, or maybe just a change In scenery? Say, an East Coast shlp for a whlle? Better yet, that grand exalted Mecca for all sallors, SHORE DUTY! Well, here's the place to start to answer the questlons. If you want to stay around a few more years, Chief Webber will be glad to type up a new contract, and if you want to get out early, well, lotsa luck, but here's the place to start for that tool ETCM HEINZE DP2 STEPHENS Shlps 3-M Coordlnators The 3-M Offlce processes work requests, feedback reports, PMS spot checks, dlstrlbutes speclal Issue PMS documents andtralnlng pamphlets for 3-M PQS and general knowledge Info In fllllng out varlous 3-M f documents. Addltlonally 3-M dlstrlbufes updated 3- M computer prlntouts on work requests processed by the 3-M offlce. ENS SKY FELT Educaflonal Servlces Otflcer "Want to go to school? Would you llke to become an offlcer maybe? Well, do you have a degree you'd llke to go back and flnlsh? How about a hlgh School Dlplo- ma? Flnanclng for a course you're already attendlng? Questions, all the tlme, Questlons. Well, that's what TARAWNS Educaflonal Servlces Otflcer ls for, to answer these questlons, and any more you mlght have toward any klnd of educatlon you can thlnk of. ln addltlon, the ESO offlcer coordinates on board PACE and other pro- grams for actual classes at seal T If you've got a questlon about educatlon, stop by the ESO offlce. They'II be glad to answer It for you. 7 f ' 9 hy, gX, V, f ,ff Ury X VW 4 2 f Q X ,Z ' ,XZ ,Z f fi.ff'iQ4 , ,ff 6 ff I 2 ',w. I ff X? ?W fm I J iw 'Vw . W I 7 , ,M nf. ., fy, 1 .- 4. - .M,,f4,Z f Z X if .M ff 1 VM' ' .Y"""" ww' I , X 'O' -vr Q if 'ni A--w. 1--rm-as--n,g..iqfwwompwfm.m.m9-4wmA.--svYJv?.-wm.N Q-rv' Q v I ' "- Geek fgnes 0 o R ginfwg Eg no 'X of 'ooxo oo Q' 'ox' X39 40,8 .o if LGYUU1 1 i WELCOME T0 THE USS TARAWA PRINT SHQP Entering the world of Lifhographics in Eagle of the Sea's prinfshop, you will notice the creativity and awareness to detail that leave with every completed reproduction request. Satisfaction ls guaranteed with every professionally finished product in the reprofacility. With a wide variety of services, your every printing need can be fulfilled in the second largest print shop afloat. During 80- 81 WesfPac, Tarawa print shop supplied administrative support items such as the plan of the day, instructions, notices, flyers, menu's and three newspapers to mention a few. Even the Cruise book Newsletter. A ,,.r N ,.,.. , . I z..w-'0Ptw.,g..,MiM. , -sm 4 V, . A V V x A A I Ng '.,g'f..n..wf-V K .X .. X. . ,ANNKQM . ,Egg , X M. , .,,., l EHR- " ,, LISN Creaturo utrr ' fl DM3 Holland E Ll2 Giancola ff LCPL Carr LISN Hadley t One of The newer pieces of oTfseT equip- menT in The shop geTs chollenged wiTh The ship's Welcome Aboord Brochure ThoT disploys holfTone copobiliTies ond loyouT Techniques. The vdlue of preporing o job for press con noT be expressed ony beTTer Tndn by The prinTer himself. ,l,, , Z V 1l , 7 A 'rl, ' W' X' of ,l,t4,. 3 fr i '-ii AWN' ,, Rough seos or noT, The presses keep on rolling, wiTh us Trying To mdinToin o level ink ond woTer mixTure combinoTion needed for delivering ThoT "jusT like downTown" producT. Mony of The jobs ThoT The prinT shop is Tosked wiTh, begin in The grophics shop where our residenT drdfTsmon disploys o TolenT few pos- sess in The novol communlTy. A TolenTed indi- viduol ThoT This work cenTer depends on. , ,, .- , ,.. . ,..,,,, ,..,,,., - ,,.,-...,.,......... . fo. er --L1-- -Y - "" ' Y COMBAT CARGO The Combaf Cargo offlcer IS the Commandmg Officer s dlrecf represenfaflve concerning the Ioadmg and off Ioadlng of fhe Marlne Landing Force personnel supplies and equlpmenf He furnlshes fhe llalson befween fhe Iandlng force and shlp s company In order lo provlde fhe commumcahon llnk Debarkahon Confrol manned by CAPT CHANEY and MGYSGT MANGRUBANG Flrghf Deck Debarka hon Confrol manned by GYSGT MILLER and Well Deck Debarkahon Control manned by MGYSGT CROSS in fhe Chain of Command. The LHA Combaf Cargo deparfmenf has fhree areas of responsibilifyg L 54 I N H4 W Q! ,W ,k wx... ,ghy K., , A . ,h , i T7 W A 'YY' '..' '?'fk'i" 'iA3 - ii" f3'77'::'T fi 74M ff' -xg, .J , 2 f 1 r gg "Wink, If 4, gyw, fi 1 2 f if ,A- as W CHAPLAIN S CFFICE One of Tarawa's busiesT and mosT energeTic offi- cers, Cdr. Norman Goodwin, ship's chaplain. Like any oTher small ciTy, Tarawa has her own reverend. Chaplain Goodwin provides spiriTu- al guidance as well as counseling in maTTers ranging from finance To marriage for The local populaTion. X - -Xia I sux fs. Probably The nexT ToughesT job To being a chaplain on a ship The size of Tarawa is Trying To keep up wiTh one as energeTic as our Cdr. Goodwin, RPC CasTro does an admirable job as well as keeping charge of The ship's library. lT's noT exacTly ST. Paul's CaThedral, buT The ship's library is aT leasT quieT and doubles as a chapel for religious. services. Am .K . X N YNC Corley. Under the PQS chart Iles a HUSTLER MAGA ZINE. CAPTAIN S OFFICE Where would we be wlthout the services ot YN! Redmond, YNC Cor- ley and the rest ot the guys in the Captain's Ottice and Administratlon Section? We would be about 20,000 leagues under. Under paperwork that is, because these guys process an enormous amount of lt. They also process a couple more unimportant ltems llke your leave chlts and the POD. This is one small unlt that defl- nltely does a big lob. Thanks, guys: We really appreciate lt. You See, we really do know that you work in an oltlce and not a storage Iockerl Yeoman, palnter, jack of-all trades, YN3 Barrett does It alll . -. . .. - --- 7---... . ...... .---4-Q V ,km . M, -, f M- e-.-- -A - ' ' A- " ' -qu-.-M-am-an--d'f:v,....va--1-1van.wv .J-vida., - - 'A . THE NAVIGATCR A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, LCDR Michael R. HAGY is a native ot Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Commissioned in 1971 LCDR Hagy served his ini- tial sea tours aborad USS CHAN- DLER QDD-9175, and USS CLEVE- LAND, QLPD-7j. He was selected for flight training in 1974 and earned his WINGS of GOLD in November of that year. Subse- quent billets included a stint as Patrol Plane Commander, flying P-3 CRIONS, out of Brunswick, Maine, for Patrol Squadron No. 8. Just prior to receiving his or- ders tor TARAWA, LCDR Hagy was an instructor pilot in the P-3 Fleet replacement Squadron based at NAS Moftet Field, Cali- tornia. LCDR Mike HAGY LCDR Hagy on the bridge. "Uh Sir, is that the C.0.'s Chair? AWA. .g--:,- - 11311 'WIOSLAE "The Navigation Department is charged with the safe and professional navigation of the ship. This responsibility includes shiphandlingg interharbor and coastal piloting, as well as oceanic navigation utilizing celestial and electronic methods. TAWARA's navigator, LCDR Michael R. HAGY, is directly respon- sible to the Commanding Officer for the safety of the ship. He is held accountable for the bridge watch feam's professional performance while underway. The navigator's assistant and navigation division officer is QMC John BROWN, who is responsible for personnel and administration management. Our leading petty officer is QM2 David AIELLO, who interfaces with the department chief and subordinates in matters of training, maintenance of departmental spaces and equipment, and is assigned the additional responsiblity of damage control petty officer. The most demanding of all navigation evolutions is the navigation sea detail. It requires that all personnel be at their highest professional level. A mistake or mlscalculation during the transit of restricted waters could mean disaster for the ship. In closing, the navigation department feels that this deployment was a great success for the ship as a whole, as well as the individual men presently in the division. However, we also feel the loss of the contributions made by those members who left us during the deployment. For QM3 Palacios, who left the Navy for civilian life, we wish the best of luck and success. For our late shipmate and friend, QM1 Jerald KREGAR, we retain the best memories of his humor and professionalism. Finally, we of the navigation team would like to give special thanks to QM2 Toeppe, for his time and effort as the department's cruise book representative. .......,.. N. F Y ...qu-.. .Y - ....,- .. - ,. W - 4 .. .,--w ---..-4--rw -1.-f -e,....-an-.4-rf-en .. -..,,,....,...,,..,,.,..,r,g,....f..,,...,.,,1,,,.........,.....,....-.-.'+-,..,.,.......q.-F,-i..,,,.............,-.u-.w---1-- f x n ye1g-q,.,,,.HV-.- 1--1,-.... . . - Fix- , 3 .Q fx,--f---iw --W. 'e-4T1l f' X 1 l T HV- '-V. 'Q -X ..x l i SHIPMATES IN MEMORY or J. KREGAR, QM1 l 1- l I l l I... l n l ' f if lA,,,4,,fi-A :Al 'JA ' 'They shdll not grow old, os we thot ore left x 9, 3 l T yi grow old, li' gill Age sholl not wedry Them nor The yedrs . Lf!! L' V condemn: l ' '- . At The going down of The sun ond in The ,T ,A 'A ' T f" .'i?'i-V fi' f i fmiiftfirl' . T xx. 7-'J' A 1 I . T morning, rf f -:.-:E ' .k ifpff ,. n it we will remember Them. . . 2 ,rr : a f" "V , ,A' i ,V .4 l T ,, . ,, , ,. 1 H 'ggkfff' L -.saifB1v"" Ifif 9 447l'f1f Soldier, Edinburgh, Scotldnd l If .lffif .T ., ff it , -.,, 5 gggr ' Tomb of The Scottish UNKNOWN T l T, T . l ,ff T V , f . in 1, , fffJjfl7'2'1' 'J' "" V gf f f l If 11'ff:,g,,:4. 55, . 4 ' ,r,fMA,.lf- ,T ,!f,ffj!,f T, .,, Vi 4.4 ,T-, f ff ff f uf: v " I f,rf,9yiI4f,f,.-y , lj crm ..,, . Hifi, f"'T,'?,f 3 .ll . -lg'-ff'f.,f , f .fm ,.f.4f1uf -, ,T r , far4wri'4,,'r ,f f f IL" ','w,"7f,'r' ,1 1 'Q f ,, W, Fyif, ,ff I 1 f, Y , ,Qc 'mil .1xv,n. ' ,.,.U,f,f,, .1 , V .Q Ai-f Vx. +C., wg 1 ff T l l A lot of work from a lot of men went Towardli T But These are The guyslgi QM3 Wdugh ' 1, 'J Wgetting TARAWA there and back on her second time around Qwho kept us pointed in the right direction. LCDR M. Hagy QMC J. Brown QM2 D. Aiello f QM2 W. Toeppe QM2 J. Rash QM3 M. Polocios QM3 J. Wilder QM3 C. Gilbertson QM3 R. Nagore QM3 J. Waugh QM3 M. Glinski X 'x il fm. Q , . QM3 Nagore on the Hel i 2 5 S 2 2 44,s 44,6 44 QM3 Toeppe QM3 Wllder, shootlng the sun of! ol QM3 Nagore s taklng bearlngs head. tif! Chlef Brown, "Now this Is the way It's gonna bel" QM3 Wllder, "Yup, I know where we're at I think." QM3 Rash, "Logs, Logs, Logs." ,X R x s .., ,X ,, , W,.,.X wxlh, V X, . .X Q, , X v. X5g.zXx5 A N :ww ,xgsux dx HT X N ,-mf Q X 'J -. QQ X , X .SX X 'Q Y N. Q . X 'cxg E 2 ' X Q N -, 3,- 9 Qs ' X 'ZR Q- W dw M 0 ny , Qs. i ' , ' ' ,.. 0, i ...AA , ,.,.V.....,.. .-- - Y - , A, . --,.,.,Nmww --,- -.- W W:-...... ,-. ,, 63 --1..-S-.1 1. . -f N, ,, .,,.,.. ,- , --.-de Y A.,.., A :wig . 4 Us A if ,A i ,.-.... -..... W..- , DPS B035 J.D. King, CDR, USN "You're Outl" Even an ops Boss can find a little time to relax with favorlte pastime, as evidenced here by the commanders enthusiastic support of TARAWA's softball team. Not one to be a bench warmer, CDR King prefers to be part of the actiong any- time sir. You're a welcome addltlon to any feaml. -........l..i.,,-....-i...,...,... f .., , Before reporting aboard TARAWA, CDR King served in a myriad of sea and shore billets. CDR King recieved his commission through the NROTC program upon graduation from Oregon State University in 1964. Hls tlrst sea tours were served in the engineering department as DCA and Engl- neer on USS JEROME COUNTY QLST-8481, and USS CLARION RIVER QFS-4093. USS CLARION RIVER was one of the first major Naval gunfire support ships on the line in Vletnam. CDR King attended postgraduate school from 1967 to 1969, earning a Master of Science Degree in Physical Ocenanography. Upon Completion of Destroyer school in the spring of 1970, CDR King served as engineer on the USS Garcia QFF-10401 for two years. Subsequent- ly a three year teaching tour at the U.S. Naval Academy ensued and was followed by a twenty month tour as Executive Officer on USS FRESNO QLST- 1182Q. CDR Kings's most recent tour was as research and development program manager in undersea surveillance at the Naval Ocean Systems Center in San Diego, California. CDR King is married to the former Mlkell Tidd who with their two daughters reside in San Diego. -. ,....--.-w. . I L. " Ltglgj Lofton, CIC fEW Officer If ' 1 CSC Maxon instructing OSSA Gamson In the flner points of air tracking. "LES ANIMALESU OI DIV 1'xZ',J!?25L? I fi qi f-'f f AL rzi"5,'v' " f ,, 1 w:v1'2Z'a 'fir I f -ff' Jr' f"f,':' - 1.11-2 .' 3512! E , migiilu ' 'ug 5,36 .L1ffff1zf3 ' 1 'iw f 1 0ll.P0 - OSI C. Ray ALPO - OS2 D. Anderson Ol DIVISION While far from being the largest division onthe ship, OI Div., is certalnly one ofthe most important. We make our home aboard ship in CIC, or the Combat information Center. CIC is sometimes called the "brain" or "ner vecenter" ofa combat ship and for good reason. The best planning In the world won't make up for a lack of skilled operators to execute it. Oper atlons Specialists provide that skill. Every amphibious landing ls controlled by CIC and the boats are literal ly talked all the way to the beach, whether loaded with tanks or Marines In addition, in a hostile environment, this is where the shlp's defense is organized and put into practical use, whether lt be defense of our boats from forces entrenched on the beach, or our own shlp's defense against surface and air threats at sea. All ships' sensors are operated and coordi nated from CIC and every ship at sea or plane in the air that comes within range will lind itself being tracked, watched and Identified by the OS's on watch. Just one more facet ofthe complex CIC job structure ls navlgatlon Our job doesn't really start until we pull out to sea and then we're among the first to man up for Sea and Anchor stations to assist the ships' navlga tor in getting TARAWA safely out of the harbor. All in all lt's a busy place sometimes filled with what seems far too many people and far too many hours, but along with the drawbacks comes the knowledge that you do an important job aboard a complex ship and gain the satisfaction of a lab well done. So it's 3 A. M. and skunk AZ is CBDR. Tell somebody who's not short. 'Wu 'X l - "Look Dave, you want to get salty Ilke mo, ya A goha walch close." kwa A Vlhaflya moan wo're out of coffee? iff ' YA, I f, X ffm ...... Whdi? MQ WOWY7 'l'ha'l'S rlghf. We'r9 all B001 OS'S. S0 Whdi? mnaggs rlghtguys. Only 10 more mlnufos to rellef my , cfizw, fym7lzf! ff f k 4 W Xu ,Mig-:Akf3,.y f .,,, , ,, f 'ffl J fi if ,ff 9,2- f . In jfvlgxg 1.53 f ,e MM' Ll + 'A li's there somewhere . . . i I , Y wx L- , K- l,:,,,fX i',g:,..f-'fx 1 is , V, 1 1 1" , Then Superman say's to Lois Lane Q VR i . l I 1 , i iii. i 1,33 ,J fig xi , H, "Hey Chuck" "SurprIsel" i i I is s L Come Gaiiex Trackexl 4 in li I 41. i You're Right Dave, Nlike's giving Bo- gus mark's again. Y J 5' il an ii I i 4 1 Q 1 1 ,, "Lord it's hard to be Humble", espe cially when you're this good! The Oper- ations SpeciaIist's ot TARAWA's Ol Dlvi sion have been magnificently repre sented by the following . . . j LTJG L. Lotton, Montrose, Ca. OSC D. Maxon, Portland, Or. OS1 C. Ray, San Diego, Ca. OS2 D. Anderson, S. Sioux City, Ne. OS2 C. Petrach, Tawas, Ml. OS2 S. Citron, Philadelphia, Pa. OS2 S. Daniels, Glenolden, Pa. OS2 M. Jensen, San Diego, Ca. OS2 K. Edwards, Aurora, Co. OS3 C. Ulner, Indianapolis, ln. OS3 L. Middleton, St. Louis, Mo. OS3 D. Karlovich, Villa Park, ll. OS3 K. Tompkins, Scottsdale, Az. OS3 C. Heard, Lompoc, Ca. OS3 R. Cannon, Del Mar, Md. OS3J. Hill, Youngstown, Oh. OS3 M. Harwell, Memphis, Tn. OSSN K..WllIis, E. Liverpool, Oh. "And as tar as I'm con- cerned, you guys aren't just '0S's, you're Radar- men ..." OSCM Nelson - Sept '79. OSSN C. Massey, Houston, Tx. OSSN l. Rosario, San Juan , P.R. OSSN V. Cuellar, San Antonio, Tx. OSSN R. Milacek, La Habra, Ca. OSSN M. Patton, Columbus, Oh. OSSN R. Bernstein, Philadelphia, Pa. CSSA M. Denny, Richmond, Ky. OSSN D. Guerra, San Antonio, Tx. OSSN S. Lhamon, Kenton, Oh OSSN J. Gamson, Winter Park, Fl. nf 4'fJ ..,,Ak , gl 2211 fa S . OC Davlslon ls responslble for TARAWNS alr operatlons and In partlcular the posl- tive control of both tlxed wing alrcratt and helicopters that deploy with the shlp. OC Dlvision ls headed by the air operations ottlcer and hellcopter dlrectlon center ottlcer who combine to oversee the work of TARAWNS handtul ot talented alr trattlc control- lers. Although it is one ofthe smallest divisions on the shlp, OC carries the responslbll- Ity of assistlng in the formulation and execution ot amphlblous assaults In addltlon to the normal logistic and training tllght operations. TARAWNS alr trattlc controllers are tasked with the essential job of providing sate and expedltlous servlce to all alrcratt operating within the ships' control area In a variety ot weather condltlons and tactical situations. Rounding out OC divlslon is the operations department yeoman who has the unenviable position ot processing the enormous amount ot paperwork that the various divisions require. MAJ HINDS, William Hg TAHLEQUAH, OKLA. CDR BARR, Richard W: WATERBURY, CONN. A LCDR CASEY, Glenn Ag WINSTON SALEM, N.C. ACC JOHNSTON, Edward Kg PHILLIPSBURG, PA AC1 O'DONNELL, Patrick Ag LAKE TAHOE, NV. AC2 WAMBLE, Kenneth W: MEMPHIS, TENN. I AC2 SILVER, Kenneth R3 CANTON, MASS. ' AC2 HOFFMEIER, Deron J: HONEOYE FALLS, NY AC3 MACE, Mlchael Wg PORTLAND, OR. AR CARLSON, Danny Ag PRINEVILLE, OR. LCDR G. L. CASEY gf Hey Chief, the pilot says a CH-53 won't tlt there, where else should I tell him to put lt? Revlew ot tralnlng publl- cations. O 9 O 1' That's rlght guy, roomies. Just llke back at college. HAHA HAHAHA! HI, l'm Pat, cool, suave, sophlstlcated LPO of OC dlvslon. I'm also short, so klss ottl is wigs". .gg .f 1 W! I I stlll think they oughta rent an OS 1 G for thlsl 1 , x 9 xw.. M. , NE 1 3 s l fw M ,' ., V, -,mf W 'tt V Q M 5 ,, 5 Q1 raw ii im . f 1 . xt ' pr X gil, I A I v Look! It works! . Q E I ,, vi QA LY krfiil' as Work, work, workl Short helll I'm gonel 'Phasers locked on Capt KIRK Now can I press the button? , ' 1 1 , ' ' .5 . - ' 3 .ZJXI 'lx , wx xx X. - . - V xr ll I sr I A . 'zn7.f,rq . V gtxaxrxzrfx ""f ff I 0 -N . , . K , 'YE ' r m if I f o .....,,.Q...sOi I 7 W' V , V. xg K, ' Mljv, . X Q I - ,..,.,,,,,,,.. .. . . ..-.. Y.--....-....,.. Ai..-f-----' ----f-- wx 'V CW DIV. 5 OW Dlvlslon conslsts of the shlp's Electronlc E' 'A Warfare Technicians and ls tasked wlth the shlps g Electronlc Warfare actlvltles. As Electronlc Warfare Technlclans, our job not only entalls the operatlonal slde of Electronlc C' 'jf Warfare but Includes the maintenance and repalr I of our equlpment. WAV, Electronlc Warfare has been descrlbed as the " ' of f"1 ffV'- E, f key operatlon vltal to wlnnlng any naval engage- f W L ment of the future. The maln responslblllty In an gfgfm . -f ' 1' ' , EW envlronment Is to locate any radar acflvlty In , 1 2 2 the area by monltorlng the Electromagnetlc A '7 Spectrum and as a result, determlne the radar "if operator's frlendly on hostlle Infentlons. Lesser g responslbllltles of EW, but of equal Importance, Q7 lff' Include actlons deslgned to deny or decelve the fflug enemy's use of the Electromagnetlc Spectrum If whlle at the same tlme ensurlng our free and unlmpalred use of the Spectrum. I no . EW3 Burkett, Kevln Altoona, PA EWSN Parnell, Vlrgll Cleveland, OH EW2 Carllsle, Raymond Fllnt, MI EW1 Velotas, James Blrmlngham, AL 4 EW1 Dletrlch, Russell Orlando, FL EW1 Wlrks, Paul Rocky Rlver, Ol-I E EW3 Drill, Terry Troy, ol-I EW3 Hood, Ronnle San Pedro,,CA EW1 Herman, James Orovllle, CA EWC Tate, Fred Llttle Rock, ARK I gf EW2 Large, Phlllp Pallcades, CA ENS Wagner, Russell Mlddlesboro, KY fi 4 'ff' Q1 zz- , ,:,y. , 5' :gg ,ii EA . .,l 4- ., .3 1 3, . EW2 Legg, Rudy xl i 3 'Y . 'Q I -5 if X if l 1 l 1' , 4 , 44 "":,, 3 "Jumpl We got work to do before we "conferring with the Iron "Too late. Thof damn blrd got me." can play." Gods." THE GRQUP "Our DomaIn" "Soo duty's a BITCH!" N 'S 'fx iN ' n ,, . MSX ' r , .,,. . L, l A1- N A I xl -. I ' ' 1 , .Q . 5 2 3.5 W: 9 What now Ray man? F .M QVV rr 5 in Y, A lr NSN khxk QQ .,.., . . ,.V, Q 3 1, -.K , H owe . A, ""' ,, , . "N , ry , ,1 if , Q in 1 A ,hM,X.w" .Awww-Y-AWRFMM A , N. , W ,, 'N w' w . M, - 7, fr, ,, ai lv in 'I 04 B G , K I X "Whore do the EW'S han- ' M M. .45,, .L V,V. X m,.. L . i, "You want me down there?" HA HA HA HA HA HAII fri V Z 7 r X "EL CAJON SWABBIE" I .E "I'm not golng to let It bo me." fh0I' gout?" ff I V K pf I my f X f vig I , f "I know It tells where the power 3 " swltch ls somewhere . . ." H J' we ere ' a f' 6 R if a v" S4 3 ,X,-ff' 0E DIV. S The Mission OE Division is comprised of two work centers under the control of the Electronic Materials Officer. Work Center 0EO2 is responsible for preventive and corrective maintenance ot radio communications, navigation, and radar equipment with the exception of the fire control radars. The calibration lab, OEO6, calibrates all electronic test equipment or schedules it for calibration ashore if necessary. The Cal lab is also responsible for repairing and for replacing damaged test equipment throughout the ship. While on deployment and during operations, the men of OEO2 work eight hour shifts around the clock to provide swift response to all trouble calls. Corrective maintenance is a major part of 0EO2's workday and can involve anything from a minor alignment to hours of painstaking troubleshooting. Since TARAWA's radar and commu- nications gear is so complex, an understanding of each individual component as well as an overall knowledge of systems is required. ln their assistance to the communications dept., the ET's perform a variety of tasks such as tuning radios, patching circuits, making quality control checks and loading Crypto dates. In addition, before initlal use and then whenever required later, the ET's have the overall responsibility of tuning all surface search radars to ensure TARAWA's sensory abilities are operating at their fullest capacity. While operating with a task group, as on deployment, TARAWA's ET's may be "loaned out" to smaller ships to perform much needed emergency maintenance or calibration of sensitive gear. When not performing repair work, the ET's spend much of their time doing preventive maintenance which on a ship the size of TARAWA, can constitute asdmuch as fifty percent of their daily workload. ' LTJG Wright, Bogue Chito, Mi. ETSN Andrew: Galt, Ca. ET2 Annagueyg San Bernadino, Ca. ETC Birkenmeyer: St. Louis, Mo. ET3 Browng Port Huron, Mi. ET2 Chandler, McAlester, Okla. J ET1 Dobbs, Santa Cruz, Ca. ET3 Draper, New Smyrna, Fla. ET2 Dytrlchg Georgetown, Tx. 5 ET2 Flategraffg Pequot Lakes, Mn. ET2 Graves: Grass Valley, Ca. ET3 Herbsterg Lewistown, Pa. ET2 Kasterg MantecaCa. , ET2 McCIungg Granada Hills, Ca. ET3 O'Keefeg Niagra Falls, N.Y. ET2 Reardon, Auburn, Wyo. ET2 Ringeiseng Hastings, Mn. ET2 Sengewaltg Wheeling, W. Va ET3 Sloang Grand Island, Neb. ET3 Vandermoleng Cerritos, Ca. ET2 Warner: Spokane, Wa. ET2 Webb: Garden Grove, Ca. ET3 Wootong Mena, Ca. V5-all I. ay'- , A f-fe .7411 Qs' J 4, lf' 1' 65 1 4 A W ---..., ,,,g,x,x 1. . VVVV ,. Ax, I., fl! 1 E Q2 NYU ,""!hnnw"""' :-fi-1...,,,,, ' 'F ?iiElE C 0 C, 1 an KI 0A ,, ,.... . . -.,.,.,,,..........-.. - , . , V 1 -- ,V T n "Weather Guessers" OA DIVISION IS one more of the many and complex rates belonging to Operations Department Composed of Aero graphers Mates the number 1 responsibility of their dlvislon is reporting and more importantly accuratly forecasting the local weather scene Knowing weather condltlons at sea IS vltal for the safe operation of any sea going vessel but double Important for a shlp llke TARAWA whlch may need to launch aircraft or send troop boats into a beach head at any time Besides havlng a reporting and forecasting responsl blllty to TARAWA our AG s also report condltlons to the other ships ln Phlbron 7 as well as passing local condltlons information to shore based statlons vla radio communlca tlons Sometlmes In spite of all the charts maps, sattellte pictures and whatnot a cloud forms that shouldn t have been there and a spot of raln occurs Hence the jestful nlckname for the most part un earned of Weather Guess ersl Well guessing or not TARAWA s AG s have done a pretty good job thls cruise and as It s summer time in San Diego we slncerely hope they keep it upl 0wfu.,QN. A61 Taylor taking a break QAG1 Taylor is ALWAYS taking a Break., we-M 1 ...- , J if "StupId computer, 2x2 equals 5l "Gedunk? WhereI?" "Due to a total and complete lack ol Interest on the part ol the AG's, today's weather has been cancelled. Tomorrow's lorecastl Llght, followed by dark. f ,.,,., .Mff""'y,'J " nv' ,D "And then there was the time ln Italy when. . " There was these two drunks see. . .' rf u t M P f , .W - ff H . -Y - .....,..,,, -,.A..3 . 71 ,.,... ,,,, ,,...,..,.,.,-.,....,,1,-.-..V- V, "So thls Is what It feels Ilko to be a tlrst CLASS! ..,vf+-nw,..A,.....,,..--Q.-....,.........A-...-r.1,..,..-.......-A , y ,,,.1....-,.. - ls VZ .2 1 2 Q ji ::.- , "Do I want to llsten to Nell Young, or was that Bob Seger?" I , A' gf, --mo 00 ' I O , so he 'QE v6"'. 82 , , Wd, -f,.-W. ffwffwwffw ss . L :fm YE , 2 5 .4-'. S 'H 4 . """'Q Q A Qi Q JL al .Q ,-.,,,,,.h..,. ,,,., 2, Z 4 1 Z 5 V xrfli Huff " 'N' M hifi-l'l'+4'5-v4 X 4 ,gilggrauf--n 1 .iatggxzgz 5 lm! i 3 f We' K ,. nj xg ga sss ix 1,2 i ' LTJ6 O F MCNAB A66 R STEINER A61 C TAYLOR A62 L DYER A63 I BISHOP A63 R MULES A63 M. WALLACE A6AN M. JOERN A6AN R. KOLLAR A6AA D. FRAZELL A6AA D. HILKER What was her name?" XSNSST ' .9 ' wa X Q ,.,f" . B W A ' ra M1-f"",s dd'- pdf' nllf' "What do you mean another Worklng Party?" Mahi' I K ,, , V Wi P 2f'as,.,6 o a an ' . si, as 0 ' u ' 1 ' ' 0 . 1 a , .1 " " fl! til. 0,0 0 O -2+'Q0 11 an o fl ff -f a L 12, 0 0 , O U' 0 l 5 '-:A , X 3 I JIC Joint Intelligence Center CTOSN RAVE, DP2 SANNICOLAS, ISSN MITCHELL, IS WILLIAMS, C103 KLOC, ISC TERMINI, ISSN MAILMAN, CTO2 BERTRAM, DP2 HOWARD, CTO2 QUIJANO Unllke most other amphlb's, the LHA has a "new kld on the block": the Jolnt Intelllgence Center QJICJ. When deployed, the JIC supports not only the Captaln, but the Commodore and MAU Commander In accompllshlng thelr respectlve mlsslons. Its Iunctlon ls to supply these commanders wlth Intelllgence Intormatlon, lncludlng Electronlc Data Processlng Into, that wlll help them In maklng declslons pertlnent to the squadron mlsslon and Its securlty. The shIp's Slgnals Exploltatlon Space QSSESJ Is manned by tour CTO's durlng deployment to augment the JIC with tlmely cryptologlc support. LCDR BEAVERS INTEL Ottlcer Chlet Terrnlnl, In dress unltonn v--.mn-.1 n- .fw- .-1. Q ,gm -'R 4 , Z1 1. ,gf , . y , , Q A 1f 2-'jig :M f X. LLL-1 ip' 41 ,17 ,- ,if Q 'KN " '.'-. ,L'-, - 5 s:f?'5f"fg" ig ' 3 ,.,, ,- . ,vx,.yf,X-X --,i Mk 1 Q im ,"- Q 1fQsw-xiwf f-,QW ,,.- .21'ff:iSzx4?,s Q X"' 2 92- . ',.' ,f H 'Fei ' ,iff M X""" " f b 3 gi .,,.- 2 . I 25, 1 .,,,A . . ,M . eff A ik Y 'uv G Q V !5i f W, fb . - qv., arf I . ,V.k C , iiiiiez - f,'f-V275 'Q Q W , f O , 4 X X 7 ' A KLHA The CCTV Crew programs and monltors entertainment tor the crew via video programs, closed circuit T.V. and Its own radlo station. Additionally, they give us the 6 0'CIock nlghtly news, as well as provide intel briefs for JIC and the Squadron. CCTV T.V. CREW IC2 GILCHRIST JOSN WARRINGTON EM3 DAMM TD3 HALL IC2 GEMBOLA J02 VILLANI IC2 Gembola with some ot CCTV's extensive equipment ENS John Hopklns Publlc Attalrs Ottlcer We can't have the news wlthout an anchorman. SSG1' S wANAMAK:h. 3 'EAGLE or: THE g LHA 1 'Aff n - -S- --4-1-r .. --. , 1 f9.f-.-.-1-:.f-- wf'-f1-...-.ff-...-f.-...-k..UwQ.,...n-.q...-Qm-4..-,-,..-,. .- . ...A , . gaze . .- Wg..- M ,..,. on Div The Data Processing Technicians operate the Integrated Tactical Amphibious Warfare Data System QITAWDSJ. The ITAWDS system is divided into two sections: the Tacical Data System QTDSQ and the Management Information System QMISJ. The TDS section supports the Combat Information Center QCICQ and their functions. The MIS section runs such jobs as SUADPS, for supply accounting, Jump for payroll, aviation 3-M, and surface 3-M. In addition, the datq processing center QDPCJ supports joint intellegence, Marine staff, and Navy staff personnel. OD division is composed of two rates: the Data Systems and Data Processing Technicians. Together they maintain and operate the ITAWDS computer and many of it's peripheral devices. The Data Systems Technicians QDSQ maintain and repair the communi. cations and ITAWDS computer systems, along with all of the CIC display gear. The DS gang works closely with the DP, CS and RM operators, as well as the ET, FT and IC shops for coordination of systems repair. The entire division is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, living up to the divisions' motto: "It can be done." DPC John Follrs Albuquerque DP2 Dan Stephens DP2 Steve Pruett St Lours Mo DP3 Chuck Volstad Edlna Mn DP3 Rick Hood Manson Ia DP3 Doug Dorrval Olongapo Cnty Rp DPSN Rick Wrssrnger Killeen Tx DPSN Clyft Crawford DPSN Clay Bracken West Munster DPSN Brad Bostater Flint Mr DPSN Pat Dawson Flagstaff Az DPSN Bruce Turner DPSN John Dvorak Las Vegas Nv DPSN Mike Moore DPSN Gary Dozrer Sandpoint ld DSl Joseph Rodrrgues DS2 Mark Scott Barstow Ca DS3 George Green Chicago II DS2 Michael McDaniel San Drego Ca DS2 Thomas Smith Hacienda Hts DS3 Wrlllam Taylor Westerville DS4 Nathaniel Bacon Mrlwaukee DS2 Charles Baker Cllntwood Va DS4 Elwood Schwenn DS3 Steven Trmmer Brown Deer DS2 Wrllram Caldwell Wrchrta Falls Tx DS3 Michael McSweeney DS3 Thomas Sprung Flint Ml DSSN Russell Vanwrnkle Gassvllle ENS Stephen Smith Troy Oh NM. I ' ' Oh I D . I I I - I we ' DPSN acre Davis Chicago,,lI .' f , Q ' I . .. If Ar ' Ca - I Ensign Stephen Smifh, OD Division Officer 'iHonesf, chief, we weren'f doing c"'--- Be o DP . . . remove yourself from monuol Iobor. onyfningf' Yup, Only 6792 days to go!" Better Believe I m shortl "But you said "Pull the tape" didn't you Chief? I 1 ,v 3 v I li ll ll ll W S l 4 l P Ens. Smith trouble shooting a supply problem ln the com- uter. D52 . McDaniel 1 Waiting forurhe - , If caIl." bl "Playboy Calendars? Not from this division, Sir." PRU-baby diddles hls disk drlve. "You can'i play pinochle with these?" A My 4' I1 Y 1 x i W w 1 1 5 l CDR PARKS was born on 15 July 1936 in Gainesville, Georgia and graduated from Gainesville Public Schools in 1954. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Nordy, Georgia College in 1959 and a Master in Busi- ness from Stanford University in 1969. He attended Officers Candidate School in March thru August of 1962. Upon graduation from the Naval Supply Corps School in March 1963, he assumed duties as the Supply Officer aboard USS STRIBLING QDD-8671. He attended the Naval submarine school and, upon completion, reported aboard USS JOHN ADAMS QSSBN-6205. Subsequent duty stations include the Naval Supply Corps School fStatfJ 1969 - 19725 Command- er, U.S. Forces Vietnam QBudget Officerj 1972 - 19733 U.S. Naval Station, Rota, Spain QComptroIlerj 1973 - 19775 Head- quarters, Naval Material Command, Washington, D.C., 1977 - 1979, Headquarters, Naval Supply System Com- mand, Washington, D.C. 1979 - 1980 and in October 1980 he assumed duties as the Supply Officer aboard USS TARAWA. His interests lie in sports. He is a Boy ScoutfGirI Scout volunteer and is a licensed lay leader In the Eplsco pal church He IS married has three children ages 21 19 and 13 years and IS a current resident of Orange Park Florida riding, 4,-ww., ,-JW?" CDR Leonard C PARKS SC USN Supply Officer CDR PARKS and Asst Supply Officer LCDR ZAWADZKI MWWWM' ' I I I I ' 1 I . . fwf gy I ,, , f NK any . .4-1 .--F.--1 - ..,., ,.,, , ,,,. ,,,, ,,,,,,,,.,,, ,.,,,,. , .. ., . QLAY,-V-1-L ,W Y Y,,,....,.Y ,.,, ...wx .amnesi- The Stores Division is in charge ot procurement, receipt, stowage and issue of all repair parts and consumables for the ship. Fifteen stroekeepers maintain twenty storerooms and an inventory of some 40,000 ditterent line items with a total value in excess ot tour and one halt million dollars. In addi- tion we manage the ships two million dollar budget. The men of S-1 work long hours at sea and are usually tasked to bring on stores upon entry into port. One hundred percent supply support is our goal and each member ot the division works hard toward that end. Despite the heavy workload, ev- eryone had plenty of time to enjoy our visits in Ha- waii, the REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES fP.I.Q, THAI- LAND, SINGAPORE, KENYA, AUSTRALIA, AND PUSAN, KOREA. "Told ya we really worked. , ." S- 1 DIV STORES LT PRATT LTJG CASTILLO SKC TUMBAGA 'SKC NUNEZ TARAWA's new asst. Supply Ottlcer replacing LCDR ZAWADZKI is LCDR R.G. THORNTON. Welcome Aboard Sir. -snug, Q-an , W H Q, . ge ,,,,, LQ, ...- ,W ff 4 f my o-.: 'YK' In-M' 441541 55 ,Qu 6' 5 '15 Qi' Qo Bolts nuts screws nails welding rods glue tape string wax wood steel aluminum canvas cotton polyester plastics typewriters rib- bons bows nonskid yellow paint blue paint orange paint pink paint purple paint black paint green paint and even some char- treuse "Yeah, we got . . ." Bombs, bullets guns dungarees hats coats shirtsncoveralls bananas peaches plums pears pencils paper clips aspirin tablets rubber gloves ear plugs potato chlps cassette tapes typewriters rubber bands toothpicks supply forms order forms blank forms printed forms cocoa tea coffee milk film cameras flash lights duty belts buttons pins pens erasers grease oil sand paper creosote . . . Airplane engines Whellcoptor rotors ignition parts J-P5 diesel fuel tires ballbearings belt, buckles shoelaces socks long underwear T-shirts ships patches deck logs altimeters pitswords Rudders topmasts computer cards magcards digital electronics dental floss tooth paste prophylactics and Iazybums But I still got no damn . . . TOILET PAPER! ,N it 'u if Liberty Call ' Anything to get out ot work. SK on working Party Stayin onboard? "They ain't called It away yet?" t A in You HIGHT, lf. 'T'-fa MESS SPECIALISTS The Food Service division provides hot, nutritious meals in the Enlisted Dlning Facility and three private messes. The messes aboard TARAWA are open for approximately twenty hours a day at sea. Feedlng 2500 Navy and Marine personnel is no easy task. Flexibility is the word and the 170 Navy and Marine cooks and messmen must remaln flexible and be ready to feed the crew on very short notice. In the flrst slxty eight days of TARAWA's deployment, the crew consumed 16,047 gallons of milk, 7,564 lbs. of bread, 6,760 lbs. of hamburger patties, 5,875 lbs. of french frles and 3,682 lbs. of roast beef. That's a lot of chowl But the Food Service dlvlslon has the "can do" splrlt that enables them to maintain high morale and enables the crew to work together In harmony as a team. Guided by the expertise of the Food Service Officer, ENS PANADO and his assistant, MSCS RAMOS, TARAWA cooks strlve for perfection to Insure each crewmember receives top service and that each patron is a happy one. TARAWA is presently a nominee for the 1980 Ney Memorial Award for food servlce in the large afloat category. PANADO, Ernesto F. ENS Malabon RizaIfOlongapo Clty, R.P. SCHWARTZ, Steven G. MS3 Coronado, California FOOD SERVICE RAMOS, Alberto C. MSCS Oxnard, Callfornla ARMENTIA, Armando Y. MSC New Lucena, Ilollo, R.P. GARCIA, Roger E. MS1 Candelaria, Zambales, R.P. VALDEZ, Juanito B. MS1 Lakewood, California VIRAY, Abelardo, A. MS1 Bataan, R.P. MAGTOTO, Romeo G. MS1 Mira Mesa, Callfornla E PANGANIBAN, Renato T. MS1 San Dlego, Callfornla MANZANO, Rogello P. MS1 Manlla, R.P. GAERLAN, Perfecto E. MS1 San Dlego, California SALAZAR, Ricardo MS1 Cavite Clty, R.P. MONTEFALCON, Ramon C. MS2 Sublc, Zambales, R.P. AQUINO, Marlano A. MS2 San Dlego, Callfornla DULAY, Marcellono E. MS2 Manila, R.P. VERACRUZ, Claudio A. MS2 Cordon, Isabella, R.P. METZ, Gordon T. MS2 Lincoln, Nebraska CALACSAN, Wllfredo M. MS2 Vallejo, Callfornla ROSTRO, Tom N. MS2 Manila, R.P. CUELLO, Jose D. MS2 Manlla, R.P. HUBILLA, Rudy T. MS2 Blclol Reglon, R.P. TUOSTO, Albert A. MS2 Rlchmond Hlll, New York MORA, Raul G. MS2 San Antonlo, Texas PEPPERS, Carl M. MS3 Cleveland, Ohio HAMILTON, Kim E. MS3 Flushing, Michigan LIPP, John A. MS3 Baltimore, Maryland DAY, Christopher G. MSSN Leominster, Massachusetts GREEN, Richard A., Jr. MSSN Dedham, Massachusetts FRANKLIN, Michael A. MSSN Cedar Rapids, Iowa BARRO, Steven MSSN Kolas, Hawaii FAROL, Sofronlo I. MSSN Lipa City, R.P. POMIER, Steve G. MSSN Duson, Louisiana POMIER, Jimmy SN Duson, Louisiana WOOLRIDGE, Anthony A. MSSA Indianapolis, Indiana BOWEN, William A. MSSA Santee, California SNIDER, Doyal W. MSSA Yaklma, Washington KING, Robert-D. MSSA Mesa, Arizona FLECK, Darln C. MSSA Oshkosh, Wisconsin CRUMBLEY, James MSSN Atlanta, Georgia BOURLAND, Robble R. MSSA Oxnard, California SOLE, Brian MSSA Kansas City, Kansas PRICE, Matthew A. MSSA Mesa, Arlzona MS4 Monzono, Roger MS2 Hubillo, Rudy MS3 Pomier, Jimmy MS'I Goerlon, Perfecto E. MSSN Wooldridge, Anthony MS3 Fronklin, Michoel MS3 Hordin, Horvey MS2 Gorcio, Arturo S. MS2 Moro, Roul G. MS4 Pongonibon, Ren MS3 Borro, Steven MSi Voldez, Juonito MS2 Tousto, Albert MS4 Monzono, Roger MS1 Viroy, Abelordo LTjg Ponodo, Ernesto oto T. i I I i MS4 Mogtoto, Romeo MS1 Gorcio, Roger MS1 Cuello, Joe MSC Armentio MS2 Duloy, Mor MSCS Romos MSSN Snyder, Doyoi MSSA Bouriond, Robbie i i af' .ff 'Ik MS3 Hamilton, Tiny MSSN Bowen MS3 Lipp, John MS3 Green, Richard MSSR Fleck, Darin M82 Swariz, Sfeven 1-If i . - ' 3 f, 1, if 9 1' -xx i ge MS2 Mefz, Gordon MSSN Crurnbley, James MS3 Pomier, Steve MS1 Calaesan, Wilfredo MS3 Jones MS2 Vera Cruz, Claudio fx kt 2, .fl is if X 'Wi MS4 Moniefalcon, Ramon MS2 Rosiro MSSR Sole, Brian MS1 Aquino, Mariano BAKE ENLISTED DINING FACILITY SHQP WARDRDOM xhtlfll DFFICE STAFF SHIP'S STORE AND ENS FRANK M. LONG PORTLAND, OREGON SHCS JIMMIE D. MASON BIG SPRING, TEXAS SHC ANTONIO A. TANUYAN CAVITE, PHILIPPINES SH1 PERCIVAL E. EDNALINO OLONGAPO CITY, PHILIPPINES SH1 JOSE Z. GALANTO QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES SH2 DAVID C. MINGLANA PANGASINAN, PHILIPPINES SH2 LESLIE D. ORR INDIANA, RICHMOND SH2 NILO V. ARENAS CAVITE, PHILIPPINES SH3 ROBERT JARRETT CHESTER, PENN SH3 ENRICO M. BAUL PAMPANGA, PHILIPPINES SH3 DAVID B, HUBBARD ALMA, ARKANSAS SH3 PATRICIGJ. BARRETT MENDHAM, NEW JERSEY SN THURSTON M. MOULTRIE CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA . Sales and Services operates the Ship's Store, the Laundry and the Barber Shops. The Division is composed of Shlp Ser- vicemen and nonrated personnel dedicated to serving the crew. At sea the Ship's Store is open seven days a week providing the crew with health and comtorl items Qsoap, toothpaste and cigarettesj, as well as a wide variety of luxury merchandise fwatches, cameras, and stereosj. While the store is closed, ten vending machines provlde "gedunk". The Laundry and Dry Cleaning Shop process mountains ot unl- torms and bedding each day. There is an endless supply ot dirty clothing and the Laundry serves to make this mountaln Into a mole hill. Our barbers work hard to provide that "bal- anced haircut" which Iies somewhere between "high and tight" and "just trim the neck". Finally, to back up the store, laundry and barbers, a team ot clerks, records keepers and storeroom operators keep the paper work and supplies tlow- ing. SN JOHN M. BROOKS NEW YORK SHSN LOUIE NMN BYRNES NEW YORK SN JIMMIE D. ROGERS PARAGOULD, ARKANSAS SN TRINIDAD A. ROMERO SALINAS, CA. SHSN STEVEN P. BOLTON FAIRFIELD, CA. SHSN JOSEPH LALUK GLOUCESTER, NEW JERSEY SHSA WILLIAMS S. HOKE, MOLINA, COLORADO SHSA ANTHONY LEWIS CLEVELAND, OHIO SHSA A. G. GARCIA CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO SA B.P. MULLINS PHILADELPHIA, PA. SA LINBERGH WILSON ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA SA RUSSEL VANERON HUNTINGTON, NEW YORK 'I 02 I , . S-3 DIV. LAUNDRY LeI'S See, 50'k or.1009S? Hell vlllfh II, 2001! Some of the most used, Cand abusedj machinery on the ship undergoing repair. qagainj Stocking up. Can't sell it if it's in the storeroom. While it's not exactly the general store with a pickle barrel and pot bellied stove, the EAGLES NEST still manages to carry a wide assortment of personal and luxury items, from cakes to koala bears. Often the lines are long, reflective of reasonable prices, good service, fair business, and the fact that its the only place in town. We tried to get an exact figure on the dollar amount of business the ship's store has done this crusie but they were closed for inventory. Oh well. And the line gets longer. But where do they all come from? l S . , y "No Swe0'f"' Ldundry for Three Thousond people? Yup, One ploce on The ship ThoT -never geTs Too cold is The loundry, where ship's servicemen wosh, dry, press ond even provide dry cleoning services for upwords of 3,000 enlisTed ond officers on deploy- menT. WoiTing for The sTorT of business. Top: SHSN Wilson, SH3 JGFFGTTG, SN Mullins, SH2 Orr, SHSN Gorcio, SH3 Rogers. BoTTorn: SH3 Vdneron, SHSN Gorcid, SHSN Byrns WN S S? -W ----ur 1 Sales Oltlce Crew Iett to right SH2 Arenas, SH2 Baul, SH1 Galanto Qtrontj SH1 Ednallno Watch the tlngersl . ,,. ,, ENS Long who runs the show and has plans to open his own Edsel dealer- ship when he get's out ot the Navy, hates Koala bears. He was heard to say, "Before they go to a dollar I'II teach the little suckers how to swIm!" For shame Slrl The sales crew puts It all together, coordl- natlng laundry and store personnel, taklng care of all the paperwork and speclal or- derlng those Illtle overseas goodles for you. DISBURSING The DK rating is a general rating and is one of the most challenging rates in the Navy. Today's DK is on the "ground floor" of transition from a manual pay system to the computerized JUMPS system. The success of the JUMPS program wlll be directly attributable to the DKs ln the fleld. DKs must be adaptable to a very flexible system, welcome change and thoroughly enjoy working with people. The Disbursing Officer is solely responsible for disbursement of government funds and the submission of associated reports and returns. The disbursing clerks are assigned to aid the Disbursing Officer in the preparation and filing of the multitude of disbursing docu- ments the computation of the various monetary entitlements including pay and allowances and the maintenance of other administrative functions of the disbursing officer. pr: LT Giles, Personnel Ofilcer and ENS QChicago Kldj Deaderlck, Dlsburslng Offlcer. Our old pal Fredg "I ain'l got il. Call CIeveIand." ENS Deaderick Chicago, Ill. DK1 Dreaden Spring Valley, CA DK2 Twalls Tucson, AZ DK2 Dandrea Philadelphia, PA DK3, Eslacion Baguio Cily, Phlllipplnes DKSA Jacklmek Syracuse, N.Y. "Tha1's rlght. We open for buslness from 0955 to 1000, then close for lunch unill 1525. A1 1525 we open unill 1530. Ii's 1531 now. Come back tomorrow." "Heh Heh. Good job Dandrea. This dude won'1 gei pald agaln untll sometlme In 1985l" 1 "W 'XX "What do you mean' about tlme?' Thls ls the second tlme thls month we've been open tor check cashIngI" "See? There It ls. Page 79, Par. 4, subparagraph c. "Member wlll not be pald It deemed ugly or unklnd to dlsburslng clerks." -fw-..NRf.Qwfw,--n-mrw-..n-..fp-..-w..pm-qu,,..-,,1'1mvef - - sm-I-A I ! ' 4 IW ali lr 1 ss Aznarmauxlma-:M 4 3 1. 5 fi' I I 3 1 I W 2 E AVIATION STORES The Aviation Stores Division QS-6, provides material support for the TARAWA's heli- copters, Eagle ONE, and the Marine squadron of helicopters and Harriers. When fully loaded out, S-6 division is responsible for managing an inventory of over 20,000 llne items with a money value exceeding eight million dollars. S-6 division works in close cooperation with the ship's AIMD department and the Squadron maintenance activity to ensure all aircraft are maintained in a maximum state of readiness. One of the major challenges S-6 division faced during the deployment was providing support for harrier aircraft during their first shipboard deployment. During the deployment, the division is augmented with a force of highly trained Marine personel. S-6-Division is represented by, . . SSGT J.T. CAMPOS New Braunfels, TX CPL D.B. GARRISON Lexington, KY AKAA K.C. MURPHY Middlebury, VT AK3 D.L. PAULE National City, CA AKAN VZAGUIRRE D.G. Houston, TX LCPL VINCENT E.C. Torrance, CA AK3 J.G. GRUSPE Zambales, Philippine AK3 J.T. CONTE Tucson, Arizona LCPL RON RUSSELL Phili, N.J. SGT BALLARD Las Vegas, NV SSGT KEOWN Evansville, Indiana CPL FALO San Francisco, CA LCPL DUPIN Magan, KY Chief HALE San Diego, CA Chief SHELINE Bellingham, Wash. ENS BARR Newburgh, NY AK3 GARZA Corpus Christi, TX AK2 MOLINE "Dear son, we have moved. We don't have a new address tor you yet. . ," tl "Hope the computer can read this. I sure can't." "Okay, we have slx A-V8's on board. What's an A-V8?" "lt that's a request chit, I don't wanna see ltl" 01513 Z fi , A! ,I "Where am I?" FIELD Wrltlng a lefler on navy ilme. AKAA Murphy gehlng hls lleld day PQS slgned 011. i' 4 ".,, - - . ..f., , , .,.-. M., f Thafs rlght. Says here that we got 1 12 ol 'om and the boss wanis 'em Ilxed by tomorrowl ". . . A four leiier word meanlng ..." beds AK3 Paulo hard at work. Qbear Mom, What I dld In the Navy ioday . . .J And then Goldllocks went upstairs to fry the S "ThIs box welghs 212 pounds. Would you belleve 112 pounds? Would you belleve 12 pounds . , .?" "What goes In fhls block? The fund code or 1? the zlp code"? "Yeah, I work sometimes ..." oh well. lEN+l3IINlEIElI2IIN'l3 IDIEIDAI W MKIENW CHIEF ENGINEER s C.W. BURCK, CDR, USN According to rumor, CDR Burck's first assignment was as Chief Engineer on the Ark. That's ridiculous though, because everyone on the ship knows he was an enlisted man then. Also, contrary to popular belief, the Commander did not invent the steam plant. He just helped. At any rate, it's a fact that Commander Burck has more sea time than quite a few of us younger sailers combined. Starting out as an enlisted man in engineering years before most of the crew was born, the Commander has steadily climbed the ranks through the LDO program to become Chief Engineer aboard one of the largest ships in the Navy. The engineering team has put out max effort and max hours to keep TARAWA steaming on her second time around and just like last cruise she performed admirably. Between TARAWA's Engineering Department and her Chief Engineer, we think we've got two of the best. "No my hat's not crooked . . . this is Kansas style." Internal Combustion Englne Shop Dlesel Weasel s What can you say about a group of guys like A Gang 7 Well what ever lt IS It had better be nlce unless you llke drlnklng warm water or more lmpor tantly your equipment needs chllled water to operate Also there s the llttle factor of a 300 Ton alr condltlonlng system that they keep runnlng at max capacity at all tlmes Well most of the time Thelr hydraullcs personnel take care of and operate all the elevators aboard and the guys in the ICE shop malntaln the engines on TARAWA S boats as well as LP and MP air compres sors and the 2 800 HP Diesel generators for the bow thruster and emergency power generators Every week you ll have direct contact wlth a man from A Gang because he s the guy that cleans the filters for your alr condition mg All In all these guys do a heck of a lot that you mlght take for granted unfll you need that emergency power or your equipment starts screaming for chllled water There s a lot more you could say but there just lsn t room here , ...-.- ..-.....-.w...,.-.. .....,.......,........- e..,1- But as mentioned before whatever you say lt had better be nlcel DIV OFF CWO4 TURNER DIV. LCPO ENC KAJIOKA MMC BROWNING LPO EN1 McCUE WCS EA09 MR1 CLARK EN2 ELAM MM2 ROCILLO WCS EA03f04 MM2 FREDOCK MM3 SPRINGER WCS EA01 MM3 MOORE EN3 LOYOLA EN3 BASSO MMFN LAUER MRFN MOUNT MMFN SWEET ENFN VILLEGAS MMFN PRICE ENFN ANGLEOVICH MMFN BROWN ENFN SEGNER ENFN RENFORTH MMFN CARTER ENFN TIPTON ENFN COX MRFA WULF FA CHAMBERLAIN MRFA MOSGRAVE FA DAIGLE MMFA FARLEY FA KEENFY A GANG One of A Gang s tiny preclslon tools ENFA GRIEVE ENFA GRAY FA CLARK ENFA WAINFORD ENFA AVILES ENFR SMITH, R.J. ENFR SMITH, L. ENFR LAWRENCE ...le-a....., , 4, .s-...,A, , ,, , , ,..-,..,. ,.,e...-... Y-V--swf -- Aus- Y s Alr Condlilonlng and Refrlgerailon shop Fluld Power Gang, "CeIluIube 'l'amers" "Lef's see now. Who's on todays IIstI" "Our Buns Burn to keep yours cooII" Machine Shop, "A-Dlv. Central" 417608, ?9!lPf9fWWWfw, ff' ' It aIn't Fast, But lt's BIGI Wil-.9-W I f My Z 2 7 ,W ff, f M Ji One of TARAWAS Luxurlous Saunas. if ,ff,g3,,4fw f ,20f""'4-M-.,....,,,,, 7, , 4 IXJMQ' f ff ' Wx ,V ,V ' ' ff W W, Wa. .-A' If Ili Las? Tlmel Yeah. lf's out of a '59 T-Blrdl OPPSI D' 1 ! 4. L Q , s f i rl X' I i No, V.W. dldn'f bulld Ihls one. YG CCll'f SOO lf, 'ml lf! d0hBI Sunday. HoIIdaY rouilne. EMC McMasTers ICC Soles ENS Decuir CWO2 Connors ICC Soles II Kelly EMI Loveless IC2 Gary IC2 Reckrodt lC3 Sanchez EM3 Flgueroa EM3 Fox C W EMFN Watkins EMFN Overbey ICFA Shreve EMFN Messmer FN Krlby EMFN Nash FA Woods ICS Brogdon EMI DeJesus ICI Campbell EM2 DePnesl EM2 Selby EM3 Foss IC3 Dayzne IC3 Busse ICS Bean E DIVISION E division consists ot eight work centers and it is responsible tor all electrical and interior communications systems aboard TARAWA. These eight work centers include the EM and IC rates, include the lighting shop, the electrical powerfmotor rewind shop, the battery shop, atter IC, torward IC, the console main- tenance shop, tlight deck lighting and miniature circuit card repair. The division otticer is ENS Decuir and the ship's electri- cian is CWO2 Connor. They are assisted by IC group supervisor ICC Soles and EM group supervisor EMC McMasters. In addition to providing shipboard lighting and power to all electrical equipment, E division repairs and maintains all electrical mo- tors and generators, IVCS telephones, EOS and ship control consoles, batteries, gyrocompasses and many other electrical systems. These systems are essential to TARAWA and the men ot E division help to ensure the ships capability to pertorm its mission. EM3 Craig EM3 Edwards IC3 Cloud EMFN Scott EMFN Hagan ICFA Maier FA Ruflno EMI Lofollee IC2 Gage EM2 Tse EM3 Knoll EM3 Deguzman EM3 Fox M V M3 Pierson EMFN Segrest ICFN Driscoll EMFN Bishop ICFA Fejarn ICFA Hyman EMFA Kruger ICFN Carmen ' , . . - 4 Q USS 'rmawh Y W fgv-T? 415, 1+ wfifisdi r w.-xv nu Fvon ssavfce ff K 'JVM f J.. 'QW ' .ff - 271419 'ff I l H ai 4 03 . x , A 4 km f fy , ..,, V4 New Gllde Slope Indlca- tor Qand assoclated equlpmentj Spark TrIcIans" Mates EM'S Llghtlng Shop I Ll berty Call went when? Hlgh Plalns Electrlclan fffww Sorry Bud No ID No Drllll ,,fv"""' fy t.zhl K f A ,K f'54"'iiY ffa , 1 A S Q5 Q if xf"f W fill 2. 1' 1 ffnow the helI'd we do fhis las? time?" 4 1 Z l I ',,.--Q .fy r f 6 F' 5000 58 E UGDW, ""-"-3'ffffm.0,., - I 1 Main Propulsion Division is a division ot engineers otten called "Hole Snipes" who work deep wlthln the shIp's hull. MP Dlvlslon is the heart ot TARAWA. We insure the proper operation ot the maln propulsion plant. Thls consists of two ofthe Navy's largest Van marine boilers which provide the steam to two main turbines, the galley, laundry, hot water, and ships whlstle. We also provide fresh water from two 70,000 gallon per day distilllng plants, electrlcal power from tour SSTG's, and tlremaln pressure from eight F fF pumps. MMCS GLADNEY BT2 FREEMAN ENS HILL MMCS BIIUDIF MM1 DURING BT3 BURKE MMC WILEY BT2 IIIIDFRWUOD MM2 HEAPY BT3 ANDERSON MM1 DEJESUS BT2 LIIIIFUIID MM3 BAILEY BT3 FERREBEE MM2 RILLAMAS BT3 HANNA MM3 ENRIQUESZ BTFN JOLLEY MM2 MYSAK BTFN BAFTISTF MMFN MADRIGAL BTFN HAWKINS MM3 WALWORTH BTFN L059 MMFN HERNANDEZ BTFN SCHATZMAN MM3 BATES FA Bl-OUNT MMFN MARLOW BTFN MIGLIACCIO MM3 SHIRLEY FA NELLUIVIS FN MICLAT BTFN EOFF MM3 JOHNSON BTFA -IIISTI-I5 FN WILEY BTFA DVORAK MMFN PETRACH BTFA MILLER FA FRENCH FA LOMBARDI MMFN HINDERS BTFA ELLIS FA DAVILA BTFR GOLLY MMFN LEMMONS BTFA SANTISTEVEN FA ARRECHEA FA COX FR BESSINBER BTFR A5I'IwoII'I'I'I FA HEIDBRINK FA KRAMER MM3 NIEMELA BTFR MILLER FA RENFORTH BT1 DAY FA MONSON FR GREENE MM2 VOLS BT2 RYBICKI ,... , ..,..........--.. ,.,,......,..---.......f.-.....- ...e...,-- - N,- .-,- L - f E Dear Mr. Carter. . ." h ' 97, 93, 99, 100!" f I ever find that recruiter. . A" 4 -hi f apnvnvw I ynwwgyvrf Sure we're smlIln', it's PAYDAY! "Up to open, down to close 1 I I I 1 I 1 I 1 I I 1 I I I I 1 1 I I I 1 I I 1 I 1 1 , I I 5 1 I Li .N REPAIR DIVISIQN LT. RAMSEY Damage Control Asst. USS 'TARAXJA3 ' 9,6111 TEQJ6, l ENS SHARP A DIVISION OFFICER x HTECESLE Maasai 'LOCAL LHA-1 Repair Dlvlsion is exactly what the name lmplles. The Hull Technicians of the USS TARAWA are hlghly trained individuals that maintain all aspects of plumbing from simple water faucets to the complex assortment of valves Involved In the waste dlsposal system and firemain systems. Several shops make up TARAWA's Repalr Dlvlslon. Flrst ls the shlp tltters shop, wlth people skllled in welding, pipe fitting and plumbing. Second, we have the carpenter shop whose maln task ls to keep flre flghtlng systems ln a high state of readiness. Knowing that thesesshops are on board helps people to sleep easier. The carpenters also handle all aspects of woodworking on board ship. The third shop Is the C02 transfer shop. Thls ls the home of the shlps damage control petty offlcer QDCPOJ, who supervises the professional care and upkeep of all portable flreflghtlng equipment as well as lnsurlng that the ships' water tight integrity is maintained. The DCPO works dlrectly wlth the shlp's Damage Control Assistant. Hull Technicians are kept abreast of all areas and the HT ratlng by constant schooling In new technology and flre flghtlng skllls. They are overseen by a hlghly trained dlvislonal chlef and a sound and respected dlvlslon officer. We hull Technlclans want you to know that we wlll always be there when the shlp calls on us and when the flre ls the hottest. f --, ..-..--........--..,....,.-.,......... R DIVISION "If we cdn'I fix II, IT'S BROKEP' LJ t tl I I HT1 cARlvllcKLE, ship's Damage Control Petty ottleer. HT3 Rover. lisfening 10 fhe gdme, again I I , ,tt, m. I i E I, ,,,, ,..v,.. I ' iff! 1 W HT2 BLATTEL, Fun in DC Cenfral. 5 130 r V i GETTIN' HIGH ON THE JOB "YEAH, WE FIX CRAPPERS, BUT WE DON'T DO WINDOWSI 2 HTFN MILLER HSKATIN' AGAIN 9 ik. . 45" M ? . f ff, Q, gm, 41.1 1 4 my ,ww www. I, A M554 Mgr Z ,,,- 'W'- The Assault Dlvlslon ls responslble tor the repalr and malntenance ot all gear used to move cargo durlng an amphlblous landlng by the embarked Marlnes. Thls Includes the cargo elevators, pallet conveyors, well deck, cargo monorall system, sldeport cranes, hydraullc operated doors, vehlcle recovery wlnches, boat llne handllng system and the stem closure. The complex nature ot thls equlpment Is such that our dlvlslon requlres the talents ot technlclans from three dltterent ratlngs: MachlnIst's Mates and Englnemen to repalr mechanlcal parts, hydraullc systems and dlesel englnes and Electrlclans Mates to work on the elaborate electrlcal motors and controls. It has been a blg job tor just seventeen men but one whlch Is very central to the mlsslon ot an Ll-IA. Our small slze and the vlslble results ol our work made us a tlght dlvlslon and helped us to keep our morale very hlgh even when the golng got tough, as lt olten dld. Several tlmes we put In long hours tlxlng the stern closure and the elevators but we more than made up tor lt wlth ........-...-..................-....-.....-..- - untorgetable nlghts ot llberty ln Australla, Thalland and many other ports. All In all lt has been a super deployment and one whose memorles and sea storles we'lI enloy sharlng tor many years to come. LTQJ.G.j T.F. McGuIre BRACKETTVILLE, TX FN C.J. AUDET GREAT FALLS, MT ENC C.R. PARRAS BAKERSFIELD, CA ENFN R.W. SHARPLEY PONTIAC, MI MM2 N. Delozler MID WEST CITY, OK FA T.E. FLEENER ILOOMINGTON, IN EN3 D.T. SAUER LOS ANGELES, CA FR D.A. MOONEY TIFFIN, OH EM3 F.R. WISSLER CONNERSVILLE, IN FR M.J. PURCELL HAZELHURST, WI EM3 W.R. GALLIHER KEY WEST, FL FA J.L. STARJINSKI PORTLAND, OR EM3 C.M. THOMPSON ARKANSAS FA K.E. GREGORY OJAI, CA FN M.E. HENRY FA MJ. SCALZO LAS VEGAS, NV .........-...Q ..a......, -4. .-.....L. , ., ,,, , . Y-. , ,La--., -..Nee- ,,,,, , - ..............-.-.--L-,.--.,. .... ,...,..,,,..-.. . .. . -...-n....,,..-5- viii J 'e .-r ...ana-qu -..--,,1 - W: :yr f5,gf2,p4:,,6f,,.5' fp z, Avg 1:- 91. I 5, ',,5,'7,w -z:,f,,. U. X-,125 f ,mf k ffm v'v,.:,.4E'?"-iff! gf'-12591. V ' X. X , 1 Q ,..,, , 1,1 , , - 6.37 ,k-kV k ,. . 9 Q I an 'g W7 , fi V ..,,y. G 5 22,5 wx f 'ff -..f- ,.....1..,, X ff Z 1 X. f Www , ,, f Words of Wisdom from the chief. "Why'd you do thai?" A 54 swxiuw ff 7 1f.Qg-ff' ,M UM L , X, 4' M ffjz, J fi w ' iff 'MQ 14 0 ff ig LISTER DISH f ' 519' Z. .. , f V gk wif? M 4 Z. ' Qs vv ,,.,, ,,:-Ev. S. . , I ff ' 5,2 ., 5' 2 A- Q , ,A 4 h . . Q f xf Q H Lt? MKIEIIQLFAEAXII IDIENWFAII IDIEIDAIIQWFMKIENWIS IDUC ll 'DIES IDIENTFIISTFS 'UUIIQIDSMKIEN lDlENWfAIl WflIf+CIH"S.. IIDIDDIFIKSSIIUNAIIS , ...v ' - A...-.-..4 ..,,,.,,..,...----- THE DCCTQR 9 A Native of Fall River, Mass., Dr. Kosmo is a fairly new addltion to TARAWA's modern medical facilities. The Doctor graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and then attended the University of Mass. Medical Center from 1975 to 1979. His Naval career began 1 June 1975 when he was commissioned under the Armed Forces Health Professional Scholarship Program. The Dr. was later accepted for internship aft NRMC, San Diego. Off ship the Dr. stays physically fit with a variety of sports from jogging to tennis and swimming as well as toning the muscles of the mind with outside interests such as classical art, music and dancing with his lovely wlfe Stephanie, also a Mass. native. Following his operational tour on TARAWA, Dr. Kosmo plans to continue his residency in Internal Medicine at NRMC, San Diego. MEDICAL I TARAWA follows a long standing Navy tradition of rendering medical aid when needed. As Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimltz once said, "The U.S. Navy's errands of mercy have saved more lives than it's guns have destroyed". In the heart of TARAWA lies a modern medical facilty capable of preserving those lives. TARAWA's "angels of mercy" have four operating rooms, two x- ray rooms, a blood bank, laboratory, pharmacy, physical ther- apy room, two minor operating rooms, a 48 bed primary ward and a 17 bed intensive care unit to work with. This makes it the largest medical department afloat. Joining Dr. Kosmo, LT Blacke QMSCJ, and their staff of 16 corpsmen this WESTPAC, were an 18 man Surgical Team and a 10 man Surgical Support Team. All of this talent was put to the test during Operation "Valiant Blitz" when TARAWA received mock and actual casualties. A few of those casualities required surgery. All of this and more shows that the "Eagle of the Sea's" Medical Department is truly Number One! 4" fs , f 1, fy ff iv 3, I ,- HMCS Poindexter HM3 Lombardi, Jerry W. Butte Montana HM2 Tyree, Micheal L- TUCSON, A1- HM2 Flores, Norman A. Orondoro Philippines HM2 Black, Jon Svmfefl 5-C- HMCS Poindexter, Wllllam A. Chula Vista, CA. HMC Carter, CIIHOI1 PhllidelPhlC. PA- HM1 Bickerstaff, Dale F. Irvin, PA. HM2 Beers, James R- Sheeds, Fl- l-lM3 McEwen, Timothy D. Sonora, CA. HM3 Letho, David K- Palm BBUCI1, Fl-- HM3 Sngw, C, D, N, wildwogd, N,J, LT Kosmo, Micheal Fall River, Mass. HM3 West, Mathew F. Cleveland, OH. LT Blacke, Stephen Denver. COI- SN Crawford, David D. Dayton, OH. HN Corwley, Waymon H. UR., Portland, OR. HM2 Beagle, Terry R. Saratoga Springs, N.Y. HM2 Decker, Micheal Endicott, N.Y. HMSN Gates, George J. Covington, Kentucky I u N "Now watch close, Doc. I'm gonna show you one more tIme." Okay, who put the plzza In the Incubator? "Drugs anyone?" Pronto and the lone Stranger. I The sllvor bullet twlns. Q l I 1 1 sf If ff M 2. HI guysl I1's okay. We Island. sfudled at Three Mlle r Pulse? Whdf Pulse? Captaln Getz, Chlet Surgeon ot the surglcal platoon, op ates on a patlent wlth the help of HM2 Presley. Surgical Platoon Cadre Unit 49 HM3 Rodney Taylor OR Technlclan HM2 Howard Wagner OR Technlclan HM1 Gerald Koltes Lab Technlclan HMC Eddle Johnson Leadlng Chief HM1 William Rhodes Admln Technlclan HM3 Ralph Apparacio Orlho Technlclan CAPT Davld Wllson Orthopedic Surgeon ENS Mlchael Biggs Admln Ottlcer HM1 Ron McAdam X-Ray Technlclan HM2 James Cunnlngham Pharmacy Technlclan HM3 Joseph Gallagher OR Technlclan HM3 Gary Gllson OR Technlclan Sf -,,, ,,,,,,,, -fV-,,,...,.. - - ..,.- Tralnlng? What Tralnlng? C'mon guys. I dldn'f mean to drop the mailbag over the sldol I k A H b Y V . ,,,...-,..,..,-,..........,..:L----. A. V .,.,..-'-,.,.,,-,.,..-,,..-,., -- , . .- Y.Y,,...---- X THE DENTIST A native of San Antonio, Dr. Patrick Taylor Glasscock graduated from the University of Texas and in 1966 graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School and joined the navy. LCDR Glasscock's first duty assignment was MCRD Parris Island, S.C. From there he went to Port Hueneme, CA. and was subsequently deployed to Danang, Vietnam. One year later Dr. Glasscock left the Navy for private practice in San Diego, but retained inactive reserve status in the Medical Officer Corps. ln 1978 Dr. Glasscock made the decision to sell his practice and return to the Navy. After two years at the Branch Dental Clinic in Kingsville, Texas LCDR Glasscock accepted orders as head of Dental Department aboard USS TARAWA. Havlng revived the art of "painless" dentistry aboard TARAWA, Dr. GIasscock's skills are renowned throughout the crew and his shipmates hope to see him around for some time to come. X xmfis A5 ,QNX Dr. Glasscock and DT2 Mirador. "Painless dentistry at lt's best." A dental office, 3 operating rooms, an x-ray toom, laborato- ry and a preventive dentistry room, make 1'ARAWA'S dental facility one of the largest afloat. There's no wasted space or manpower because the dental needs of the crew as well as TARAWA's embarked Marines are of paramount Importance. In addition, when on deployment TARAWA takes the position of Primary Medical Facility Afloat and this includes dental care. When Marines are embarked, another dentist and extra technicians are provided to help handle the extra load and to provide emergency care to civilian patients durlng TARAVllA's secondary function as evacuation crises-control in times of natural disaster or evacuatlon of refugees in time of war. V ... ,i.....q...,.,..,...,.................,- ..............-. . f ...., U..- . ---.-.A-.-- 4 DENTAL DEPARTMENT AN Martinez, "Don't miss this appointment." Dr. Simpson, "You hold him, I'Il yank." DT3 Ripoll, "Next E... L lf P THE DENTAL TEAM X LCDR P.T. Glasscock E San Antonio, TX + X. DT2 R. Mirador lx San Juan, Launion, R.P. DT3 G. Ripoll Sanlurce, P.R. l DN D. Maninez 7 San Salvador, Brazil, N s.A. , X Q X- R! xv -"'+---.sf 9, . , A f"Lf' Q ,-'.f I K '1 in J I . 'e" '-,- , " 4' Zff A ' . iff ? Q Z Qgxsfzw r- 5' 'Z xy-',,,,,.,,. mmmk fFiRH1,4P-1 Nw i Q3?f!FX?55?5 ""'lr:-g,T.iRNx NN, ,X i H 4 AWIAYAAYHL COMMUNICATION CFFICER Kenneth R. KORHONEN, LCDR, USN LCDR Kenneth R. Korhonen, the shIp's Communlcatlons Offlcer, ls ln a dual hatted job onboard shlp. In addltlon to belng the shIp's communlcatlons offlcer, he ls also assigned additional duty as communlcatlons support offlcer for the embarked COM- PHIBRON SEVEN Staff. In both of these jobs he works closely with the numerous USN and USMC embarked personnel to coordinate the use of TARAWA's vast external communlcatlons capabilities. LCDR Korhonen has held numerous jobs In Naval communlcatlons and related operational flelds since jolnlng the Navy. His most recent tour was with the communlcatlons sectlon of the Commander In Chief U.S. Paclflc Fleet Staff in Pearl Harbor where he was the PACFLT Frequency manager among other duties. Prior to that he was the ACOS for Communications for COM- PHIBGRU ONEfCTF 76 in the Western Paclflc. He has also had tours at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Californlag Operations Offlcer on USS Missis- slnewa QAO-1441, advisor to the Vietnamese Naval "Junk Force" for one year and CIC Officer onboard the heavy crulser USS SAINT PAUL QCA-735. LCDR Korhonen was commissioned an Ensign ln October 1962 at Newport, Rhode Island and currently resldes In San Diego with his family. SIGNALMEN CS DIV Signal Division fC.S.J, under the signals officer, is responsible for external visual communications utilizing flashing light, semphore flags, flag hoist and infrared light. In spite of advanced electronic communications capabilities of TARAWA, signalmen continue to demonstrate the unfailing value and reliability of this ancient form of communications. Besides performing their duties on the signal bridge, signalmen and their portable signaling equipment were employed in assault boats to maintain close coordination between the ship and the boats during the several landing operations throughout the deployment. Signalmen were also assigned to ship's lifeboat detail and rescue and assistance detail for the basic purpose of assuring, if only as a backup, a positive means of communications between ships and remote units. C.S. Division also provided signaling services for Amphibious Squadron Seven Staff QCPR-71, signaling simultaneously to more than 4 ships, passing routine administrative message traffic as well as tactical traffic for maneuvering the formation in various exercises. We also had intensive drills to broaden our knowledge of visual communications. The extensive use of visual signaling gave everyone in the division more experience than they could have gotten elsewhere in six months. The signalmen were able to maximize their enjoyment and time off while visiting various WESTPAC PORTS, but the effort to make visual signaling more effective helped enable the squadron to become proficient and confident in this traditional means of "Communications". ,, V A , .. .,.,.,.... 4,..-.. .L -..h..NA,.Ah-..----- 'W' g' " SM3 Mitchell demonstrating f . 5 lli , the letter "Q" with one flag. ,-M""'L The other flag rs used to wave off flies when in port, Subic SMSN Cochran trying desperately to attract the Barbour County's attention. The ship's PAO just found out he traded the wrong movies! Bay. As SK3 Mitchell and SMSN Manley pass and receive signals to and from the bridge, flag bridge and CIC via the 21 MC. SM2 Hightower and SM3 Betterton are transmitting and receiving signals for maneuvering to ,and from the other ships in the squadron. These drills proved to be valuable experience not only to TARAWA's Signal Bridge and CIC Team's but to the squadron as a whole, improving professionalism in our jobs. --elf XXX wg mxxalx Although used only ln daytlme, semaphore flags stlll see much use In todays' Navy. Merchant shlps tor ex- ample, carry Ilttle In the way ot electronlc communlca- tlon gear compared to TARAWA and In the event we or they deslre to pass Intormatlon, semaphore wlll do the trlck. SM3 Mitchell demonstrates the use ot flags here wlth the letter X-Ray. In the plcture however, he says he's waving hl to hls MOM. Okay. HI, MOMI Though lt may seem archaic and out ot place ln to- days' modern Navy, a couple ot thousand years atter the tlrst caveman waved to hls mate from behlnd a rock to show her where the Wooly Mammoth was hldlng, vlsual slgnallng is stlll extensively used. Among other advantages vlsual slgnals are completely sllent, can- not be plcked up by electronlc surveillance equlpment and In order for an enemy shlp to plck them up, It must be close enough tor us to plck HIM UP. 'I . I , - , . - .--..-en ,W ., , , 1 ..........,....--........................,.......,.............. , All good thlngs must come to an end and thls Includes Naval Careers whether they be long term or short as evldenced ln thls actual unretouched photo ot RM2 Resto. Well, later guy. Take care and good luck, from all ol us to you SM1 POPE AM2 HIGHTOWER SM2 GILLIAM SM3 MITCHELL SM3 BETTERTON SMSN COYLE SMSN MANLEY SMSN COCHRAN SMSN MITCHELL SMSN HAYMOND SMSA HICKS SMSA BOATRIGHT SMSA LAMB SMSR WHITEHEAD SM2 WELLS WESTMORELAND, CA. DALLAS, TEXAS SHREVEPORT, LA. DETROIT, MICHIGAN YONKERS, NEW YORK PIGGOTT, ARKANSAS KALAMAZOO, MI. FRESNO, CA. NASHVILLE, TN INGLEWOOD, CA. BOSTON, MASS. LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA BROOKLYN, NEW YORK SAN FRANCISCO, CA. I CR DIV. RADIO COMMUNICATIONS ...........0..M7 I f 40-M44 TARAWA's CR dlvlslon fCommunlcatlons, Radloj ls one that we really could not do without. Wlth the ald of modern computerlzed tacllltles, fort t l " y o sxty separate radlo clrcults may be up and operatIng" at any one time. These clrcults are cruclal to any exer- clse and extremely Important durlng normal steamlng. Wlth the communications set up by CR we communlcate wlth the other shlps in the squadron, our own and other trlendly alrcratt, our boats, monltor dlstress lrequencles and vla satelite comms, even recelve news and sports from back home and around the world. Part ot TARAWA's major responslbllltles are Command and Control and without communlcatlons, nelther Isposslble Far from the old t . a- shloned days ot the "Radio Shack" where "Sparks" sat ln a room full t t b o u es and mysterlous dlals, TARAWA's Radlo Central ls crammed wall to wall with vldeo screens and computer key punch boards. All to make TARAWA more ettectlve, her mlsslon easler and use less ot the Navy's most valuable resource, manpower Th RM' . e s ot CR dlvlslon have done an excellent job on TARAWA's "Second Tlm A " e round and now look forward to a good rest perlod as our Crulse comes to a close and San Dlego grows ever closer In our sights and louder ln our FM recelversl DOUGLAS KEETON ERIC T. WILLIAMS L. MICHEAL RAY STEVE STANFILL REX M. AMSTUTZ DUAMNE E. BRATTON ARTHUR WATKINS III JOHN S. HOLTON DAVID M. HIMDERLITER MITCHELL P. JUBES GREGORY J. MATURO TOM ARD GENE CHENAULT GREG HALBEISEN ROBERT C. RIVAS HAROLD E. AMBOREE TOMMY D. ADAMS LESLIE M. STOVER DAVID J. URIBES JEFFERY L. HARDISON WES HOLY MARVIN L. SHARP WILBERT J. CORMIER DWAYNE B. GRIAR DELMAR N. GOBER DENNIS R. GOLDSTEIN DOUGLAS W. KWAST GEORGE A. KIRBY JAMES S. FELT HAROLD E. BASSETT BRIAN DUBLINSKE GARY BRIXUIS ROBERT F. WADE PETER J. WASHINGTON EARL S. BROUGHMAN GREGORY D. JACKSON STEVEN T. SMITH TOM CARSON DAVID E. JACKSON NICK CLAWSON JOHN GOTHRIE IVAN PALMER MICHEAL MILAM ATHENS, MICHIGAN INDPLS, INDIANA SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS JOLIET, ILLINOIS SALEM, OREGON BEAUMONT, CALIFORNIA ROANOKE, ALABAMA GORDON, ALABAMA ALPENA, MICHIGAN WYOMING, MINNESOTA HARFORD, CONNECTICUT HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN fLOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CALIFORNIA CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS HOUSTON, TEXAS CERES, CALIFORNIA POTTSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA BIG BEAR LAKE, CALIFORNIA MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN KANSAS CITY, KANSAS KISTLER, WEST VIRGINIA LAFAYETTE, LOUISANA CLEVELAND, OHIO AUSTIN, TEXAS DENVER, COLORADO MISSION VEIJO, CALIFORNIA WHELLING, WEST VIRGINIA ST. 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DAY, LCDR, USN' Anyone with questions about the "bluewater" Navy should ask our seagoing 1st Lt., who since commissioning in June of 1970 has managed to compile over three years on cruises. This does not include local OPS, REFTRA's, or any of the other time that we spend at sea. This is the sum total of four WESTPAC's a Med Cruise and a Carribean Deployment. The thirty two year old Notre Dame graduate has served in a wide variety of billets and duty stations getting his first experience as an Ensign aboard USS TERREBONNE PARISH QLST 11563 as Asst 1st Lt and Gunnery Otficer.t October of 1971 found him aboard the USS G.K. MACKENZIE QDD-8363 and a taste of destroyer life was in the offing. Typical of tin cans LCDR Day soon learned the true meaning of flexibility as applied to Navy thinking This was a must for any man filling the shoes of both DCA and CIC Officer 1974 was a pretty busy year for our Intrepid 1st Lt In January of that year he was placed in the billet of OPS Officer for COMDESRON 7 and shortl Y after rearranged his domestic life by getting married In the summer of 1976 he took a break and attended Swoscolcom in a student capacity before reporting back to sea aboard USS CHARLES B CECIL QDD 835, This time his operations experience held him in good stead and the New York City native once again served as OPS Officer Finally com I t the Gator Navy and is currently serving as 1st Lt and head of Deck Department I've got the bridge when ' ' ' ' .' , peingafull y cycle of events, LCDR. Day has returned to " " ' 1sfD'v'S'3'T DoN u BOSN'S So you wonder about Boatswain's mates, eh Sonny? Well, sit down here and I'lI tell you about 'em. Before there was steam englnes, there were sails and lines a-plenty on deck. Lines tor this and lines tor that. A good seaman had to know hls Ilnes to stay workIn'. Now, when steam came along thlngs changed. Only the Ilnes stlll needed to be handled and so the Boat- swaln's mate was around then and Is around today to handle Ilnes, chains, fids, commanders, blocks, tackles, palnt brushes, prlmer and a load of other detalls. What does he know? Well, hls ratlng manual ls one ot the thlckest on the shelt. He knows hls shlp. These guys know Tarawall DIVISION PETTY OFFICERS ff" Annum puun.xlv-- Mwaaunq-. Another llne handllng detall thls tlme set durlng condltlon 1A In the well deck for wet well ops BM1 Freiley BM1 Knlght BM2 Padua BM2 Arthur BM3 Cummlns BM3 Boddle BMSN Ward BMSN Anderleskl BMSN Loftus SN Ward SA Abraham SA Goodman SA Garcla SA Slmmons SA Santonel SA Johnson SA Tanlgulchl SA Anacleto SA Nunez SA Brabardo SA Garza SA Seto SA Wllllams SA Johnson SA Guerva SA MacAIlster SA Mlebs SA Hart SA Phllllps SA Hedrlcks SA Ibasco SA Patton SA Landrum SA Lee SA Slms BM1 Knight, LPO of ist DIV Qlettj and BM3 Word One of the most important evolutions that the ship will go through at sea, Unrep fUnderway Replenishmentj, is a com- bined First fsecond Division effort. Once the fuel line is over, it must be constantly monitored to keep it out ot the water and reduce the chance of the llne being ruptured by wave actlon. K BM1 Freiley .,, - M.. .s .. ,. M- . J..-1-........-4 1 K N WA, . X .-,...-.-a.....-.....i.....,.1 ....--.. - uf s.,-1' ' ' Yi f f :iw 4 ""T Probably 6096 ot the ship's preservation is kept up by the bosuns. Without preservation TARAWA and all other Navy ships would become rusted shells untlt tor sea from the constantettects ot corrosive salt water, wind and the cllmatlc changes undergone in sailing from the 90-plus temperatues of the Phllipplnes to the below freezing temperature ot Korea. Below, TARAWA "provides" for USS Saint Louis QLKA-1165 by sending a robb fitting across to retuel her. Thls Is just another ot Deck Departments many jobs. L...- IDIIWIISIIUN SEUUNI Under the able leadershlp ol BMC Rultln and BM1 Stephens Second Dlvlslon malntalns an outstandl t k d f 105 , ng rac recor or a well done. Second Divislon Is prlmarlly responslble tor the care, upkeep, malntenance and operatlon ot the shIp's boats. The three atrol I h ' p aunc es and the Captain s glg belong to them and every tlme the call went out to "man the ready llle-bod?" Second responded smoothly and ettlclently getting the boat ln the water and Into operatlon seconds alter recelvlng their orders. In addltion, the hours ot ott-tlme care and. extra attentlon that the CaptaIn's glg recelved thls crulse detlnltely made Tdrawa's gig a real eye o en r. Wlth h - p e er chrome ralls polished to perlectlon and her cover gleamlng whlte, she's sure to be the envy ol any harbor she motors in. Hard work, like patlence, does pay olt and In thls hard-worklng crew, It showsl l '- e5 E X "-N The men of Second Division, USS TARAWA. The picTure below shows PL-2, sTorboord IifebooT. As dlwoys during un-rep or ony evoluTion where more Thon The normol omounT of people ore working close To The edge, The lifebooT crew is on sTondby, reody To be puT inTo The woTer oT o momenT's noTice should o mishop occur. Q 4 'syn f i -5 WA , , , ... ,..,.,...- ... -...-...4,.---,.,.,.v...-- A --Q' - ing. nan'-AMA ,Aww ,.-..,f...,..X...-V,.-... . . With TARAWA'S huge boilers a "sail Ioft" seems ridiculously out of place but on TARAWA it's a busy place. Called "sail loft" more from tradition than ac- tual use, it is run by second division personnel who repair and even manu- facture such things as gun covers, equipment and boat covers, signal flags and even uniforms in a pinch! 'Q When a line is holding stress upwards of several tons, a snagged or broken line can mean at the very least a lost limb or even loss of life. Equipment must Q9 kepf in good, safe operating condi- tion at all times. When it's time to enter port, there's no shortage of bodies to bear a hand in getting TARAWA to the pier and getting the brow across. Chief Ruffin ties the knot, securing the huge fuel line from swinging free and possibly rupturing itself or caus- ing injury to one of TARAWA's sailors. "Q, 5 T ,5:v.,. W , G -ark , U, s M Q ,Q , 4Z4N'a'sSiv Ywri A' f x Qfkfwxmfv, Vw-F 32 r bows Photos by PHAN Steve Sherwood. Traditionally reenlistments are performed at a place of the ser- vice member's choosing and we reenlisted people in some strange places this cruise. It's rumored the idea behind this one pictured here started with LT Giles because the anchor has long been the symbol ofthe Boatswain's Mate and what more fitting place could there be? Well, a few problems ensued but the re-up took place and LT Giles and BM3 Bethard will be remem- bered, standing on the anchor, in Subic Bay pleading with the boat crew to come and get them off. Good show, Boatswalnl F'-IIDIIW ln fhe early days of wind and sail, one facf became evidenfg A man could only enjoy fhe freedom of fhe high seas if he had fhe power fo hold fhaf freedom for himself. Since fhe glazing cannons of fhe Spanish Maln, fhe arf of naval warfare and technology has grown by leaps and bounds and foday, no longer do we find cabin boys hauling powder or fhe cooks manning fhe "long guns". Today's 'sea baffles are foughf by small, efficienf, highly fralned feams. One such feam is TARAWA's "Fox" division. Wifh fhe ship's fore and aff missile launchers af their command, fhey sfand ready fo flghf off and desfroy modern warfare's Iafesf and deadliesf innovafions, fhe alrcraff and fhe even fougher fargef fo find and kill, fhe missile. Obviously weaponry such as TARAWA's Sea Sparrow missiles can'f depend on a lookoul ln a crow's nesf for proper fire confrol informafion and defecfion of hlgh flying, fasf moving air confacfs. Accordingly, TARAWA's air search radar sysfem ls an infegral parf of Fox division and balances ouf one of fhe mosf sophlsflcafed weapons sysfems on fhe high seas foday. ENS Izenberg, Dlv. Offlcer FTMI1 Phillips, LPO. For'd Launcher FTM2 Smallwood FTM3 Cllffon FTM3 Smlfh Aff Launcher GMG2 Herr FTM3 Manecke FTM3 Ford GMGSN Roselle GMGSA Koenlg 52 Radar Tech's FTM2 Houfman FTM2 Scofl FTM3 Somersef SN Flowers FTMSN Keller iifzggjj v M E4-'J THE EAGLES CLAWS W As with any multiple load launcher, loading is no accident, nor is it automatic. TARAWA's FTM's obviously have their hands full getting one ofthe Eagles' Sea Sparrows in the nest. M----f With the bird on the rails it's time for final adjustment, and last minute "tweaking" be- fore the launcher is buttoned up or ready for tiring. ' fp , - f the 4 , 'I T . 1 by r, tammy! mf? gn Q .wr ffsiaific-Sigel A r if 5995! I "Locked On" x Every one has done their jobs, the birds are silent and waiting in their perches, the 52 picks up the target, locks on when in range and almost quicker than thought it's swatted from the sky by one of TARAWA's claws. This bird may be called a Sparrow but it flies more like a Hawk or maybe an Eagleg high, straight, and FAST! l is 5 5 W r I "'it', Ziliiiilw I ! ff Bird Gone! z ' w P X94 frxnw W Wy!?'ff ff 1 Z' W yy X '7 f ff W wfjg ff , 36 jfgiifi - if ' 3. 24,1 , X , 'fMfAz4p,, ,. Yeah! We did it againI" yn-W X X bf on't tell me you lost lil" While you're doing thai, I'm gonna find oui why that guy's up there on the brldgel" "Hi, I'm an FT. What am I doing on the bridge? Damned if I Know!" le G DIV GUNS The air is thick with the stink of burned cordite and the smell of sweating bodies. The temperature in the turret is well over a hundred degrees. One of the gunners passes out from a combination of heat exhaustion and over-exertion, passing the heavy 5-inch shells up to be slammed home in the breech and sent on their way to the enemy. The turret is armored, of course, but all the men know the facts. One well- placed enemy round in a weak spot and none of them will ever live to tell about it. That was 4945 and it had been that way for close to 65 years, it was the only way. Fighting ships had guns and guns required men: to feed them, fire them, direct them, aim them and in many cases, die with them. lt was the way. The only way. TAl?AWA's three gun turrets contain no gunners. There's not even room for one inside. Instead, a completely automated system loads, aims, corrects and fires our three 5-inch 54s with information from the ship's computer providing the link between fire control radars and smoking barrels. They are safer to operate, faster firing and deadly accurate. Today's Gunner's Mate is more of a technician than ever before. Just knowing his gun isn't enough any more. He also has to know about his radars, electronics, and a multitude of information, much of which was only dreamed about in 1945, but he learns and he performs. Accurate fire ata fairly high rate is one of the necessary preludes to an amphibious landing. Without it, enemy gun emplacements would sink our small troop carriers before they got half-way to the beach. TARAWA's gunners can provide that support and do it better than ever before. 176 l --..--...,,,..,...-...i...A-.....A,.. -.....,...........,, . -..,q......., ...h ,..,..........-....,-,....-......-........-...h....-.., - -... .. .. ,.... .. , .,.,.....--.... G-Dlv. Responslbllltles don't start and stop wlth the tlve-Inchers. They also malntaln the shlp's armory, taklng care ot all small arms as well as the 20MM cannons mount- ed on each slde ot the shlp. Blg guns and llttleg only 20MM rapld tlre cannon aren't so llttle. inf f bfyj sign. Wy s,r. g r,,r 5 Exerclse s for one ot the 20MM's was slnklng slmulated tloatlng mlnes. 1 X Q -L GUNNERS MATES LT MULLER GMGC SANDERS FTGC ISAACSON GMG1 KAGAMASTER GMG2 HARPER GMG2 BOYER GMG2 RODRIGUEZ GMG2 ALLISON FTG2 DUBON .FTG2 UTYCH FTG2 DALEY FTG2 HEAPS FTG2 BULLOCH FMG3 FOREMAN FMG3 MEAD GMG3 WILLIAMS FTG3 CARROLL GMGSA MATTHIEL GMGSA BOMAN SN CORNELL FTGSN PARTAIN FTGSN OHIN ....m.,,,,....N,,.,,, Crammed lull ot sophlstlcated electronic and hydraullc equipment TARAWA's gun mounts are a world away from old ta- shloned gun emplacements. Perlormlng tault checks ot part ot the gun control systems. 3 e 2 3 3 i r 1 i BOOM! L Shoofs over, tlme to crashl l I ....s..,4.,.-.,......-.,,.,,,-.......,......M.....,, WM... NIIIFS :::az":,ii:D'NG The first Nucleus Landing Force Staff was activated aboard USS TARAWA in March 4976 to assist embarked landing force staffs in the utilization of the command, communications, control and intelligence computer support systems aboard the LHA. The members of the NLFS are assigned to provide experienced assistance in specific military occupational specialties and also receive Navy LHA shipboard data systems training. This has been TARAWA's second WESTPAC Deployment and only the third time on LHA class ship has deployed overseas for a six month period. The NLFS members had the opportunity to provide support for one MAB exercise and two MAU exercises. The mysterious MIS is a system which although little used to date, shows much promise for the future. 'Os-.na S' x fl .::s?p:zssss Q H if . f ' ta., ft . Ill I 0' ' .ss .5 C ,Qfllllj X F as 1, llll- , .-ifg'."ff"' 4" U' 7 '15 X-Ji WE. WW? L-R, Front Row: MSGT. C. Scott, MSGT. G.W. Legg, Maj. MG. Evinrude SSGT. RA. Wihsmann, SGT. W,J. Gilliam Top Row: SSGT. KR. Soberg, GYSGT. LA. Felczak, SSGT. JG. Vandever SGT. G.L. Gwens, MGYSGT. JD. Smith R -A 5 lu,,,,-A ic ..--.L-Af,-qA,-.,.-.s---..... -- ' , , , ,, ,..-..,, -, .. k.4.'.-..-.,....-............,-..,. ..- ,-Y... ..-V Tf12f9'5 gona Di an eafzier wi IO wing af O Moj. MG. Evinrude MGYSGT. JD. Smith "We are going where?" Hard of work A MSGT C SCOH HOMEWARD BOUND I 'Ik x x 1 1 -..-g..?,..,..---k.....L...,,..-.-1......-..,.........,.....,. ,.,..,.........+,........, ,, , ,, , , if -vM40'-ff 2 Z MSGT. GW. Legg HHELLO MOM" urv nan: SSGT. R.A. Wihsmonn x'Which sef wos I supposed To Iood and Tune?" -4-n,..... , -..-...-4, 4a , . - ., - .. --1 .A.- ..--...' -4---Ye .. ..e,.--..,,... . ....J.--,,.. ,,..,. -.,, . -. 1 L , AV.: f f, SSGT. KR. Soberg "I'II find if yet!" , l I' E k 1 f 5 1- ,-.,,. V Q s 1. gn, ,A un , 'll I 5 ' ll I ' ll " SSGT. J.D. Vondever A LETTER FROM HOME! ...,--..fgvv1.-Q-,,....-.N-,.--..-f -- Q W GYSGT. L.A. Felczclk x'Who'r chonnel did you soy The muppeis were on?" SGT GL Owens IT s onother hord doy SGT W J Gllllom It s eosv pus? push one 'Www S ,....,.. -..N-..-... V ........,.-.N--s.-........- 1. .,.. -A lEMll3Ax1l2lmEuD IUNIIWIS UUIDWI'-1I1I UNDERWATER DEMOLITI AMUU'-1I , - - . . ,d,,,.-...,.-.., - .-A- ---,W f,g.w..,.. ASSAULTCRAFT IBMUU'-WI BEACHMASTERS UDT- 1 1 Lt. Large Charleston, S.C. BM3 Filler Titusville, Fla. LtJg. Smethers Wichita, KS. EM3 Lee Fremont, Ca. . BMCS Boivert San Diego, CA. RM3 Purviance Sheridan, Wyo. SM1 Hankins Panama City, Fla. GMG3 Schrat San Diego, Ca. QM1 Martinez Pittsburgh, PA. MM3 Seabury Summerville, S.C. HM2 Guzzo Buffalo, N.Y. QM3 Skiera Manistee, Mi. BM2 'Ifanenholz Brooklyn, N.Y. TM03 Trapp White Plains, N.Y. OS2 Womble Coronado, CA. PR3 Yates Dryridge, Ky. HT3 Bollman San Diego, CA. FN Davis Torrington, Wyo. GMG3 Caracci Corning, N.Y. SMAN Franchino West Covina, Ca HT3 Dunn San Diego, CA. MMFN Soto San Juan, P.R. , W M, A , ,,.,,, .,YV Q , 7-,.i., V T' K K QW: r if I I W V2 F in Y P 5 I 1 y. a I 3 1 -I T 1 f J F ,x I 1 - - ' . ,ii if ,1 187 WY , W AY W A--1777777777 , I K Y H , ,,, , , 5... ..,,,Y -Y---Y - ----rw -- - --------A-- -- " K Y -5 v rg ,,.. rg- - -A-V --V f " ' ' m A , ,LLL , 1, ts- A 3-45.7 X -A. -4- - - ' ' -.M M, A A, V i ',j-'- --- we - 451: ,"' ' X :Zl Q '45 , 4, 11,5 -- K M I -'f-gg. 3 - ' , 'cf' x, I Y5'f2qkfi i Q, mm um i .- ,J M , ffqgk , V b I , . mf i fig! 4 Kid, I said wait uniii Tonight we We f 724, -' 2' f ,f If f I 7 yi! 'WX 4 y ZWQ . . Q 6 UDT Underwater Demolition Teams provide one platoon of 22 men to each Amphibious Ready Group. Their primary mission is to perform hydrographie reconnaisance on beaches to determine obstacles, gradient, surf and en- emy defenses. On the day of the landing, UDT personnel go in first using explosives to clear away obstacles and radio back surf conditions. Secondary missions may in- clude inland demolition raids or swimmer Iimpet mine at- tacks on enemy ships. All UDT men are trained extensively in distance swimming, diving, parachuting, small-arms and explosives. Together with SEA, AIR, LAND QSEALJ Teams, they form Navy Special Warfare, a small, elite group of Combat swimmers. kilxfx U! 436 S ,W sf .? 4.49 0 22 'fi if sg' L .f xx " W and f Wim ,,,,,,f ' 2 1 H, ACU- 1 SQ' M246 0 GTPAC 9' Lcu-1646 ASSAULT CRAFT UNIT 1 'S' "Noah", with part of LCU 1646's ultra modern comm. gear. Acu-1 The mission of Assault Craft Unit 1 ls to provide, operate and maintain assault craft in sufficient quantity, as required by the Amphibious Task Force Commander, to provide assault configured Iiterage for the surface ship-to-shore movement and support of U.S. Marine Landing Forces during and after an amphibious assault. BMCS MICHAUD MEDFORD, MASS. BMC COPE SNOHOMISH, WN. EN1 LEGER BULL SHOALS, ARK. RM1 SALAZAR RATON, N.M. EM2 REED MARYSVILLE, OH. QM2 SULLIVAN BOSTON, MASS. MS2 OARDENAS ManlLA, R.P. EN3 BALL MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. BM3 THOMAS WESTON, OR. ENFN ANDERSON WASHINGTON, PENN. SN VANCE LOS ANGELES, CA. LOU 1646, "Noah's Ark ll" BMCS MICHAUD 11,062 Ax 1 - V 781 CREW C O. BM2 LEWIS Merriii Isle FI X O EN3 BAUDENDISTEL UNION N J 151 LI SN GIFFORD S BOSTON MA ENG OFF FN CARRUTH STATESVILLE N C 41-if 1 DENSX Q I I XI 'X BOAT GROUP ' A --fm ' In I W ..- IX Aw-1' S I' "av I Ik -T 'Rv QEUTIIQD Ii fl Q: 1 I' " V 4 Y ,QLD .. 5 21-3 r BEER 7 Q LCM 78l LCM 820 + 'YQ wssrPAc 5 QW O 6 ON E 820 CREW C O BM2 TERRY PORTSMOUTH, VA. TON WA xo EN3 STEWARTQGEEKQ REM , Assr. ENG FN PosADA conpus cnmsn, Tx. Asst cxn su zoRNEK -IMPERIAL BEACH, CA Ao-I-Nc BM1 HEFFNER Rlslsrsnsrown, Mo. 1 Loadlng Up. 'S fa "On with the daily grind." This is what it's all about. Getting the equipment to the beach "The tlrstest with the mostest!" You got it, we'Il haul itI" -F--ff IW -. ll n,L Yd W l . T. I 5 BMU- 1 ,f"" eff" ,J- 5 4 K, 1 BEACHMASTER UNIT ONE I I I :I I. V -I ' Ji BMU-1 is a separate command under Naval Beach Group One, ot Naval Amphlblous Base, Coronado. Comprlsed ot a I sea element ot six beach party teams that deploy as detachments on varlous amphlblous shlps and one shore element 'B ' I tor support, they are always ready to pertorm thelr Important and varled mlsslon. Each team ot 22 enllsted men and one L! ottlcer is responsible tor several dutles, some times slmultaneously. By use ot radlo and semaphore tlags they control boats from the surtllne to the high watermark, as well as asslst In battle salvage uslng assault boats, evacuatlon ot I casualties and POW's, detense ot beach posltlons, marklng beaches tor Iandlngfembarkatlon polnts, and overall Ilason B between the beach and shlps tor coordlnatlon ot all supplles, actlvltles and re-embarkatlon ot troops. All In all, a blg and necessary job. No amphlbious Iandlng would be complete wlthout the BMU, and wlth them, TARAWA's have gone smoothly. Richard K. RHORBACHER CWO4 Bartley NEB. Robert H. HOUSTON HMC Farrell PENN. Larry J. ANDERSON BMt West Plains MO. Kenneth D. HENDERSON SMt Milwaukee WIS. George A. CASITY RM1 Olathe KAN. James W. SHIVER BM2 Oceanside CA. Ronald S. TRUNK CM3 Seattle WA. Peter C. PAULSON CM3 West Covlna, CA. Jerry L. JOHNSON SN Tulsa OK. Robert G. FERGUSON CMCN Orovllle, CA. louis "MONK" LOVELL CMCN Tracy City TENN. - 1 Huckley ARMSTRONG SN Tupelo MISS. ' Mlchael P. WEST CMDN Tampa FL. ' Vernon C. Grlttlth SN Bloomsbury NJ. Rlchard L. ELLISON SA Hanford CA. . Jesus LOPEZ SA Patterson NJ. Robert GILBROOK SA Boston MASS. Davld B. BUSSERT SR Anderson, IND. Harold D. SANDERS SR Compton CA. Warren E. HALL SR Logan IA. David E. JACKSON RMSR Chattanooga TENN Garrett A. ECKARD EOCR Meadow Vlsta CA. . U 195 '. Just hangln out on The "Terrible T." "No doubt about it, ya gotta have the shots." f ,wh ,G v Damn these cruises are ROUGH! Gotta do the TYPIN, no one else can spell." .s1m ig23:I5gQI51 fgsiggg .UW-W f THE WORKING CREW K CWO4 RHORBACHER 5764 X jpifff? In f if fa mf 3, ,,,r Does this mean we gotta go to work?" Unloading, with a little help from ACU-1 Gee! lt's a Mattel! X f if --1w...x.., Come left! Come left! A year is a long time. At least it feels that way when you're waiting for some- thing. When it finally arrives and you're boarding a west bound ship in the cold grey dawn and waving good-bye to your loved ones standing on the pier, that year was just a moment in a life time. The provi- sions are loaded, the crew is aboard and it's time. The Eagle of the Sea made her maiden voyage, her first WestPac and now she's going again, taking the exper- iences of a ship and crew that's been there before. The men know what to do and so does the ship. Her big bow swings around and she steams proudly out to sea. USS TARAWA QLHA 15 begins her "Second Time Around." THE CRUISE --lf-,--4 1ST PORT HAWAII, Blue skies, sunny peoohes, oeouTiful girls, o BoTTolion Londing Teom, o Horrier Souooron Well, you oon'T hove everyThing. This is The firsT sTop for oil WESTPAC bound ships Tor fueling, finol provisioning, losT rninuTe repoirs ond in The cose of omphipious ships, loocling The Mo- rine BoTTolions ond chopper squoclrons oboord for The cleployrnenT. gr: If Swim Call' Hula Dancing's Birthplace: Hawaii I i M, ,, , If 'Ka' ,,,-KJ.-.W , , ii' Q-I film g,,.,,,,, l 1 l - s HAWAII r The island is free and now the 50th state in the United States of America. Millions of visitors each year enjoy that freedom as we did while we were there. There are reminders of those who defended this small paradise from a surprise attack thir- ty-nine years ago. A small white building across the harbor reminded us ot the re- ality ol our business each day we were here. r PORT CALL THE PHILIPPINES TARAWA arrived in Subic Bay Sunday, Novem- ber 15th, 1980. As the number 1 loomed in the background of Olongapo, the crew enjoyed a picnic at Grande, a ball game or two and we even offered some help to the Mindaro natives by moving water buttaloes inland for them. "Looks like beer . . . Smells like beer." r-1'-. ,,.. ,4-pg -554,-it 3 CLQNGAPQ X015 -, yqxx ,X M R. i--.,,.- , NN 1-1-S H tw EU-14.v!f' wg V - wt fl? nf F353 f. . es' K, if , ,. 'iif':- I GRANDE ISLAND BAGUIO ,,-11-1 1 "Dear Ma, we spent Chrisimas in Thailand. Boy, was it different!" ,., xx . SINGAPCRE .One ot the most modern cities in the orient, Singapore I5 always a relaxing break from weeks at sea tor sailors from around the world. S V "H" 1 VN 2 i :iis rsls t t S If ,, If Hi! asm-,ra as Singapore has 20th century conveniences, modern roads and a high state of technology. 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X Aff ., Y, 9 5..s.-L...-.w:w,. From St Georges Street downtown, to her modern businesses and shapes, Perth is one of AustraIia's most beautitul and friendly cities. Ocean side living is mixed with a bit of Old England for a combination that should be experienced to be appreci- ated. -.Al S, , if may-Nl 4.-'VA 47. -' '-1-r' - aw W 'Huw' N--N, -NK. X. , ,f,,,,, ffyfiff' 4,1576 ff' Q g ,,,f , ,ff ' fi, ,, ,,, ,f f W5 , , x MW' , 1 ' f WW., ' ,,.,..Ng A Wiki ,gf--f.. a gf, -'......,.. M N and nf? .Z Z W , 1 27, V ff? W V ,Q ff 2 ,4 ff Z, V4 M 'i 1 ws' + i 3 Q 0 A ' 7.37- ,. ,V-.. , ff f ,, 1 Lf? sffvzf ' I nw?- Y'-' GRAN D CANAO 50 wfz1i's1"2?, 1 aHf,:': ."'-L7',:',i 7'W7j'f'f'7"5"'wfm" " ' ' K Q7 K 11 V we 1126:-,.',,g,y:f-5-,N-fl - F , wg, ' f 25'1A1vWf:fpI:31'g'Lf K "1 va :ff X x 1 -I-wi 3:f'Eff3if'? f' ' if 237' :LI '-415 ?-wif ' Y N.. X , ' ' -1'ff'f ,.'G'5:m., , '. af.. U 'T T33 'Q' 'Q' A, 1:--if 4 u . Y 4' H N KX e f ni? w SAN MIGUEL N ,lr- Q V V 1 i I , 3 '57 Ka KCREA if KID'S When you're the tlagship, VIPs and tours are commonplace. For the tour guides, it ' ' h t 't's all tor seems like people never stop coming and sometimes they wonder w a I . Does anybody really appreciate it? Then, you get letters like these from the children ot the School tor Dependent Children, Hialeah Compound, South Korea and the pride and joy just well up inside you. It was worth it. gb . 0614 l' ,,aJ.I05.' ' gvowmlaw A-fwebv ' I be A J I O anyway gm X V mgvf lx ' , Y A Wi VIA, wgf. F , t r 'tit" lf D P KX H O 2 .,,ff 5 X E 2 X , K Ziff! X. 2 Z ff 'ff' gn SY If I f f ' I K 5 , ' ' ., X 1' g ' '74, I 4 ,.M.M.,,,..Wf-A 2 5 5 f , 5 5 l ,nf-' 5 2 u,.,..,,. 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M.,--WA M ? , 5Xm.x,mL,L,m QOmULOx-,QCII wwf I r I V 3 l i4 Y , I l yt' cl U5 l fs W 1501.821 551 STAR Soccer With a record of 24 and five over a four-month period, participating in four tournaments in three countries, winning three and runner-up in the fourth, USS Tarawa QLHA-45 was truly number one in Far East basketball competition. l'The Eagles" had a total of 4,364 points in 26 games for a 54.4 point game average, while relinquishing only 894 points for a 34,4 point game average per opponent. They averaged over 50 rebounds, five blocked shots and 45 steals per game. back row: Mike Stewart, Happy Wilson, John Wells, Tyrone Eleby, Leslie Orr, Bobby Williams Center row: James Gilliam, Tee Thomas, Cuda Mitchell front row: Tony Posey, James Crumbly, Keith Blount, Reggie Cummins not pictured: Harvey Hardin, Dwight Darling, Frank Johnson, Skate Shanks, Greg Martin, Tony Lewis, Dyron Debose, Stick Allotey, Dwayne Grian - aging WM., Softball T back row: HT3 Miller, CAPT Timm, GMG3 Mead 3rd row: MM3 Brown, SGT Ownes, OS2 Daniels, QM2 Nagore, MM3 Lauer 2nd row: DK2 Twaits, DS2 Timmer, CDR King, AZ2 Harris 4st row: BM3 Hribar, AN Young, Win fLoss record: 28-6 ' Basketball back row: BT3 Baptiste, LCPL Garcia, ENS Glynn, ABH3 Trusiano, AN Young, EMFN Scott, AC2 Silve, AN Baker, FTG2 Daley, BMS Dieudonne center row: , 'T AN Hilton, AN Schmitt front row: AD2 Baptiste, AN Campay, AC2 Hofmeir, ,I . ENS Jones, GMG3 Meade, AN Villaverde WinfLoss record: O-5 4,5 1 l , ., 3 -Q-w'.-s'w'A-f-Lwif-,i-Mk-M.e-A.vM4...s'4srAMes.s xv- ,,esM...ff.M.l..fN..4N.- Q.-Js,J.i-E 1 .Six ,. ,.s f .ay 43 I . ws ! Y V, : V 2? r-.' ' .141 if 4.4. if e , -1 " ' ' 5i5J':f?"' .2 fir. of ,f lx . , ' , ,Q .sy:1,,g.+3,.'I+a gets? QQ T ,Qfff3'17Q 021' 150000: ff J ' f V' ' .0 g.s,.g,,,z ycii , ff . . ssell , lsisfw . ' s L H. jx. " ' 'V W . fs'vv'8,T. 'T .df ,6f8'??o?Yoi'a'i6?o'f??4.-.Q S AA 4 S f T w.M,. so I Usfof' 6' o A, Ag g,3,6s,A,g,y,,,., 5 ,, V Q ,,,9 ,,,.io ,,.,,.y 1 ,,M,U,,,M,W,,.. i,,w-,wp.,wvsw'.w4fav.v,vf,gv.vf.4v.sv. ,..g,wf',v.5fs,sf9ff..4 K --ms Jfr S l T ' 4 , s , r :NSS ' " Q .- P ' A S+' its?"-QSSXQ? Tl? f ' l V , , r .,-, " A A ' ' , , N Vg V AVVA is .A ,.,A. ,,.,,,, ,,,. , . b A H V, ,. YK, uw, UVAAVV N h. ,,i,, ,i,l , . , .- S I' xfiias, f N - . Q :Aff W.. 'J -e -. ' . ' L .,. g ,f .. I Tarawa's WestPac '80-84 Cruise was characterized by a myriad of ship's teams and intramurall sports activities. Foremost among these events were the efforts of the Proud Eagle's softball team. Virtually starting from scratch with the ship's departure from San Diego, a strong group of enthusias- tic, talented ball players was slowly melded into a cohesive, highly spirited and successful team. The "Proud Eagles" completed the exhaustive WestPac tour with an outstanding 26-6 won-lost l record, finishing second in the Seventh Fleet large ship slow pitch competition. This is an exceptional accomplishment for the Eagles as the ship was in an underway status more than 701 of the time. As ai result, the "Proud Eagles" were forced to play many double-headers to compensate for the ship's , heavy operational schedule. Undoubtably the highlight of the cruise was the Eagles winning of the! ' Pro-Oly PHIBRON SEVEN softball tournament in December. ' The team won all four of its games in this arduous one-day double-elimination tournament. The .M . , ,, Am n All 5 X -H .,.. --, if iff ,xi th Ona iw mv' H-1 v gi Q.,,.LWk f -F, nanny -f X,,,.?v .-W...-.-... . .txxfxgx ' ,pf--,X f A "V YX? "'x , . . .mm :ISM Q19 Q , Wi, AW ,x Q V .X -Ma A - 4 K L A J spd 'K um' M- -. , Jfgv' , A x' 92 l-,4,,,V5: -. .....:-.Q,Y-,...,.-.-,...,1J- - --w- Y-,-.... ,A - Y- - rf: in , V-1, W H - W W A Y ,ilk Y .,..,,,, ,., W., -.. - -gr 4:4 -- --4 ff X V ..3,,,,i:? '. X , X.- J: -1 x X A ---'.,.- .I M X Q ' -2- -gwinfw-g ' H lcvunergi-r X 2. X AT W .1-M9 Wffli mi: .Y t W, x 2 J,,. I 4 IV f A I s f 5 ,, A fl ' 'ifffl , If iii- 3 If VI' ,WM '41 1' - ajlwiv' '1'v.v.1n , L.',rf 1?f'f"1 wlissrf? 1 'f N X wiiigj Q31 'wg 2336, ,L 1, ' f wh :Wm I, Q ." M- , 63 ' . ,H lZQ3L,,7g,,1. ,, ,1 L sf -141-E-'Jl?l . ,'-1',' 1 .MQ-,V ., 4 . 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Pr! , Y A-, ,-, A - -- V- -- jr- -----:- -1L-- - -5 -5-1, f -1 Q '- r- rf f ,M-P L1 ff':'-"""' E-'+4ff'ff-""' ':""t'-'71 Ah' Y ' 'L FROM: USS TARAWA 1 I HAD I-I-I To: uss BELLEAU wool: 2: Yau Gd, In SUBJ: TURNOVER a 4 z R 2 ' 35. b .T . Q 14,4 3 R lugs' ' Di'-19 xl. A . ,T X A , ,,K , , 1 V , , ,Eff , 5' , .Maxi .mm ' .M mffmw W ' 1 , 54212 2 , , ff? 1 1 n-. ,- 1 L I iS rd F , 9 I 4, lf- -. jf::L,3.1...... ,,i ., -- f ' W eff' 5 Q""'711l 4 f , 1:1:::-- -- --- -f -- - , f-2. 1- -MM f- - -M-:ggi TTL L'f'E4l'f1N""'-" ':'f'k .g liw 5 5 , i w. , ""'?3irSi-.' I 1: -2 kg- 1 3 , x L I . 3 1" ' , 1 .--,' M .5-6 WWF' fwr-' B, 6 ,M ki-ilssaa -wh. ' l 5 -4 I Q-fe , n I , I., S - E ,- Hia? fl ,gr 45 li, HAW II II WESTPAC '80-'81 was getting old. The Ma- rines were getting old. But the Marines were getting off in Hawaii. Boy, were we glad to see Hawaii. mlllllzfaunl ,. 1, ' " V3-ip.. - . :viii 'Z-, 9 ' . - A 3:1 1' f " r Y - A + 3 451 V 1 !:',:?T--Z ef.. A - 'gui 4. V, .55 .Vf., 'v , 4 V V , .-.... -,.r- ,A . .......aun-,--- ,U I '- A 'QQ' - .N fy , ,.-'gif' ,' L ff' MM . -,'.y.w'v ,. ' V-wwe f1z,.ww'e- 'am e f - -Y '. -,neu 4-mar,.-."fFv"' TM .A . , 1 ,' x , if ' , fff' f ' ,gf , 1-.- -'4L1,".1:.,-My .4-sf, :A-'ff ,,, W ,f:wm,,,4,,Mf, . . , .,4wM4,fwM,.w WW .- f ff ff-MW 'KK ya' S0 LCN MARINES 1 1 .M had-4 X , .,g,,'. , -f V47 ff'W3,M+, I Y , ,:' ,, IMA, W 7ggf..Z5,,g,2m,,?, .5 , C I ,X I, pm ,, f X QW ,E if 4451117 :L " 'ff 4 if hwy j Mpff , .J Q f , , 1 Ebw--'fn ., ,.,,. .4 ,,,l 5, ,iw x fl Q 1 if , HELLQ TIGERS!! kxlik XXX K f I. 'nf fi .Qs . .., .1 f 3 i X -- Qifilfi EX? g55XARUX' r ,- A-if Fl- 4- 2,6 jf' - ' , , vi .mv ff. .filq vi f,yfh2'f W vfxiay,-iz! vm 4 70y,,W,,V4,1,94 1 .,-1 52 M Q 35 :V f C , 1 45 f 9 if im g' T 1 Q 4 x 6 Gfe Q0iI'lQ hOme. TARAW show MVAQSVQ 3, W5 ' 77 9 2 Qc, 0 ISV I A Y 'Ss ale 4 i Ei E, A 1 W her pride. A little paint, a lot ofpride. .i N 1 1 1, XY. HQME! .......,..,.......,.,.. ..,..,,.,.i...-.....,.,,-,.M AFTER SIX Months away from home, the Wing up process seems to take o lifetime! "QF 2-K M-7.f,,, K K Tlx. 4 fa k,x, jg ,L.,, V 1, vgnul ju A f I V, i. V, . f' ' . , 5.1,ki..-.,.1..E.2',.L.'?g:'7"'"ff 1" ""f4:wf-1.02" ,, ' 1 -V ' . I ,. .. 3 ,.. ii. ','-- , ,.y,Q:W? , P 5,3 .,.,., -V -,. f" "'ig f ff .. f ' ,, Q-J A f- ' , - 9 '-"' ' fzffi l . ,f--x, N 4 qwfgf X-Q. W ' QV .wr Qi ,,k f4jQIP4v , .',' . f.,z'W.,3,,i1e,,1:,Ef..6,Pffr1,,,- XL: WA f'- :I-Q, , " 5 .,:.f" , f'-- b 91.31,-gf, v:,,,L17:1:q1..o1:3 I--,:,,,-2:5-f.,gz3 .Vk,L ,.:,:yg-0-4-,wfzfpyf .,:1.,-g,.a::. p ng-5, Q , ,f- ,M 1- 4 ,fl-ima.:-wfsz,.Qia,szi,,g1A,.Qqziwxavifwwlwwxvwlyy ., .-.,,,. , ,, . , V 4, ,rw f 1' ,V W' fy fjifff' ' ' ,, . , 741 , 1 ' vffr, gfgf' .f , ' I fl L, WESTPAC I I I 1 I I HQMECDMING WHAT A WELCOME!! f Q4 9 , ' ,I 449! ' -1. My ' ,KIM ? ,. hh .9 wr f ,ln V K. ,lf P 1 Yr. Qu P 1 x f' """'f-M, I9 R .NNN- " V k my 47 fy ffuy lag! W X 4 Q "uve ' riiffffw f ' 'Adil 1 X 'vw ff anon-U Am- x., df 5' -f7" W, V X, ai I My 5 , , ,M 4, ,Q W my f aiiijlf 4 L, rw? v,,,y:y,1 'uc 1 ,- ., W: D 1, fy, 4 , ,fffy -H, , 'mm ,, fl' ' , , A ,ag ,4 ,gf I-Lf v 5 PM VV l!1 1 -. H., E m .55 wwf' ,uf F-Jllfl v v-- til mr yrusnq 4 P5 . K7 q V..4 4,. .-, The Staff, L-R, ENS J. Hopkins, Advisor, OS3 C. Ulnerg editor, YN3 Williams, typist, JO2 Villanig photographer f typist, lC2 R. Reckrodtg photographer, PH2 C. Martin, photographic coordinator, SSGT K. Sobergg typlst, sales, general help and resident staff marine. "Liberty in Korea?" Well, here it is. Finally. Seven months in the making, but a pretty good product. We want to make one thing clear though, the guys in the picture? Well, they're the ones that lost the most hair, the most sleep, the most liberty time and did most ofthe cussing to put this thing together. But we didn't do it alone. A ship is only an empty hulk without a crew to make her come alive, and the cruise book reflects the eltort of the crew. lt's not just the guys on this page that made this book possible. To everybody who touched this project, thanks, and to everyone else, enjoy, it's for you. 1980-81 Cruise Book Staff -.,,-.AV1-W--,rrv-, -1 . ,1-f x 4--A-,.,..., . ' ,I ' - f - f 1.-pQ. Q ay H1-i 1 ,w.twf, ,, 1 1 1 ,w 5 P Y 4 f 3 ,UR ,kt jgj .W H 1. 'Aw X19 E31 V , A , V' in Zi. .iii ., ,, 571 1 if .jx ffgzyg' :ifif :gf .NE 1: LP 'y A gffl I ,Tig E ff , f, f'Zff ' V Gigli: "Yi J 5,5 ,- In ,Q-Ji ,yard 31 Jr M. lx' Wifi! :H TI, , ,X 15- ,s 95-iq, ir,


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