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As corps- man with the third platoon I-lospitalmanj Valdez par- ticipated in a helilift with of Company "H" of the Second Battalion platoon came under heavy enemy fire and sustained while maneuvering forward. Without hesitation Petty ran over seventy-five yards of open terrain under constant enem ., re to aida fallen Marine. He then moved the wounded man to a sa i, ea and quickly and competently, rendered medical assistance A sing himself to enemy fire, Petty Officer Valdez moved across ,tw 5 y 4 ly fifty yards of open ground to another Marine While tre E "' arine, he positioned him- Phil Isadore Valdez self between the man and t s was at this time that Petty Officer Valdez was mortall ysmall-arrns fire. Through his heroic actions and selfles if duty, he was responsible for saving the lives of two Marine 1 spiring efforts were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. For the President, fs! Robert H. B. Baldwin Acting Secretary of the Navy Phil Isadore Valdez was born 13 April 1946 in Dixon, New Mexico, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Valdez. He was graduated from Espanola High School Espanola, New Mexico, l November 1965 and trained as a Hospitalman Apprentice at the Naval Hospital Corps School, San Diego, California. Having advanced to Hospitalman in May 1966, he served in the Naval Hospital at Key West, Florida, until 19 December 1966. He was then assigned to the First Battalion First Marine Division Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, serving in Vietnam. Hospital Corpsman Cthen Hospitalmanj was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action on the morning of 29 january 1967 while serving with Company "B", First Battalion, First Marines, in the vicinity of DaNang Republic of Vietnam. He was a corpsman with the Third Platoon and participated in a helilift with his platoon in support of Company H of the Second Battalion. Upon landing, the platoon came under heavy enemy fire and sustained several wounded while maneuvering forward. Petty Officer Valdez ran over open terrain, under constant enemy fire to aid a fallen Marine. He then moved the wounded man to a safe area and rendered medical assistance. Again exposing himself to enemy fire, Petty Officer Valdez moved across open ground to another Marine. While treating the second Marine he positioned himself between the man and the hostile fire. It was at this time that Petty Officer Valdez was mortally wounded. In addition to the Navy Cross, Petty Officer Valdez was posthumously awarded the Vietnamese Military Merit Medal and Gallantry Cross with Palm from the Government of Vietnam. His citation reads in part: "Courageous combatant, well known for his sacrifice, who always exhibited good will and cooperation. He assisted the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces in blocking the Red Wave of aggression from engulfing South Vietnam and Southeast Asia. With his enthusiasms and exemplary devoted manner, he willingly executed all of his entrusted assignments and, disregarding all hardships and dangers, set a brilliant example for his Comrades-in-Arms." for service as set forth in the following and I ' ! l D n --.-E I .-Q.. ,lg n o :' ,I . . . . hy: 51-iii' 2 -- . , fur., .:'gx,fji,5', 'I ' ' , j ir f 2 'A li if Q I' . , V V 1 1 CK H 1 1 Shipis istory The United States Ship VALDEZis named in honor of Hospital Corpsman Third Class Phil Isadore Valdez, United States Navy and is the first ship ever to bear his name. She is one of a series of 27 single purpose frigates of theHEWES class built by Avondale Shipyards under multiple rrro ,year ship procurement contracts. The keel was laid on 30 June 1972 and she first touched water on 24 March 1973 under the sponsorship of Mrs. Carlos Valdez, the mother of HM3 Phil Isadore Valdez. The ship is designed for optimum performance in locating and destroying submarines, and to screen support forces and convoys at long ranges from home bases. In addition to her primary mission of antisubmarine warfare, VALDEZ is fully equipped to perform effectively in several additional missions including destruction of surface shipping, reconnaisance, and integrated operations with friendly surface and air forces. The VALDEZ is particularly well suited to the performance of demodulation, for which she is supported by multiple sensor systems. Her complex electronic suits and integral bow-mounted long-range and stern-mounted variable-depth sonars Cunderwater sound sensorsb permit detection and classification of a wide spectrum of emissions. Together this equipment constitutes an intricate electronic network to provide early warning or to aid in secure communications and safe navigation of the ship. VALDEZ possesses substantial growth margin for space and weight for future sophisticated weapons systems, including a formidable defence capability in anti-air warfare and anti-surface missile defence. Her principal armament centers about the homing torpedo. Placed in the general vicinity of an enemy submarine, this tor-pedo will seek out and destroy its prey. The ship's impressive weapons arsenal is provided a high degree of versatility by her triple threat torpedo launching system. The highly accurate components of this torpedo delivery system are four twin-launcher torpedo tubes, the ASROC CAntisubmarine Rocketj, and the LAMPS CLight Airborne Multi-Purpose Systeml , a manned helicopter. Other major armament includes the 5"f54 rapid fire gun which chiefly provides anti-air and anti-surface defence. It also is effective for shore bombardment in support of forces from beachheads to several miles inland. The ship is 438 feet long with a beam of 47 feet, maximum draft of 24 feet, and has a full load displacement of 4,200 tons. A highly reliable engineering plant powers a steam turbine to produce 35,000 shaft horsepower to drive a single five bladed, twelve ton propeller. Featuring Automatic Combustion Control of her boilers which operate at steam pressures of approximately 1200 pounds per square inch, she is capable of speeds in excess of 27 knots Cmore than 30 miles per hourj. This is the VALDEZ'second major deployment since commissioning. l 1 1 3 W Y W ...H -.-.Kgs-am.. if f ,,, .a, - M . ...Ir,.a..-.,.,-.1:4u-nn.::11v1.:-r,s4am-p.....c..-u.n........n--i-' 'qxfef' "" Commander Kenneth C. Jacobsen, USN Commanding Officer Commander Kenneth C. Jacobsen was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 18, 1939. He was graduated from the University of Louisville and commissioned an Ensign 5 June 1960. His first tour from June 1960 to August 1961 was a CommunicationsfCombat Information Center Officer in USS BRYCE CANYON CAD-361. He next served in USS T.E. CHANDLER IDD-71 71, first as Communications Officer then as Navigator until October 1963. After duty as a student at Naval Schools Mine Warfare, he served as Executive Officer and Navigator of USS RIVAL KMSO-4682. In September 1965, Commander Jacobsen assumed command of USS UMPQUA IATA-2092. This tour was followed by duty from May 1967 to May 1968 as an advisor to River Assault Group 31 and 32 with the Naval Advisory Group, Vietnam. He then served until September 1970 in the Plans and Policy, Pacific Area section on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. A distinguished graduate of the Naval War College in 1971, Commander Jacobsen was Executive OfficerfNavigator of USS GLOVER KAGFF-12 until March 1973 when he assumed duties as Director, Naval Communication School in Newport, Rhode Island. Commander Jacobsen holds the Bronze Star CCombat VJ, Navy Commendation CCombat VJ, Gold Stars in lieu of second and third award of Navy Commendation Medal CCombat VD. Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, and the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious ,Unit Commendation. He is married to the former Carol Stoltz of Fern Creek, Kentucky. They have two daughters, Susan Turner, 16, and Kristen Elizabeth, 10, and a son, Kenneth Chester II, age 8. ' 25415 4' ...wa Wim, A g4a...M'awm,.i.,..., Lieutenant Commander Thomas W. Yankura Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Thomas William Yankura was born August 23, 1940, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, where he attended public schools. He graduated from Springfield -College in 1962, with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and received a Master of Science in Community and International Service in 1963. He entered the Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. After commissioning in 1964, he embarked upon his career as a surface warfare officer in the destroyer force. During his early career, LCDR Yankura served as the ASW officer aboard the USSjOHN R. PIERCE IDD-7531, and following graduation from the Navy Destroyer School, he completed two tours as a destroyer engineer officer, first aboard the USS WILKINSON IDL-5j and then aboard the USS JONAS INGRAM IDD-9382. Additionally, he completed a tour as Officer-In-Charge of a Combat Coastal Patrol Detachment in Vietnam and was assigned to the office of the Chief of Naval Operations in the division of strategic plans and policy. From August 1973 to August 1975, LCDR Yankura attended graduate school and was awarded a Master of Education and advanced study degree in Guidance and Psychological Services. In December of 1975 he became XO of the VALDEZ LCDR Yankura holds the Bronze Star medal with the Combat He is married to the former Ann Scott of Springfield, Mass. They live in Charleston, S.C., with their son Thomas, 5, and daughter Michaelene, 2. , --,Ly ct. Liferrspr . : . --, Events Since Our Middle East T rip N-Lg. U.S. Atlantic Fleet Visit 16 March 1976 . . one ship visit is worth reviewing a thousand reports . . . the cleanliness of the VALDEZ is indicative of truly superior leadership . . V. the sustained efforts to ensure USS VALDEZ continues to exemplify the highest professional standards has not gone unnoticed . . Gun Shield replacement R. E. ADAMSON, JR VADM USN Commander Naval Surface Force .V I X - .mn-f :.,'f.: All sag if . u V. I -V . Q Admiral james L. Holloway III, USN -is .Www a w w Q :L we Chief of Naval Operations X Visit 18 March 1976 s - I R ' .sxf gs ' r 5 A ,, . . if the Fleet is clearly and capable of carrying out its mission and functions in defending the United States and responding to crises in the areas of the world remote from our own national borders. then it will be perceived as such by potential adversaries, and their perceptions will serve to deter War and hostile acts which could lead to conflict. Our paramount national interest in promoting peace through a stabilizing influence will have been realized . . ,p-' 1 26 May 1976 Captain Arie C. A. Sigmond Commander Destroyer Squadron Four Tours ship Guests of Honor Mr. and Mrs, Carlos Valdez parents of HM3 Valdez 22 23 April 1976 N.T.P.I. and T.S.I. 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TF ' l 20 june 1976 Naval Gunfire Support Training, Puerto Rico YOUR GU!DE TO ' GREATER MIAMI ' iif- ,-,, agua' " ff' ,-N, f ,:'?ff'y:'f y--EE ,tl 3 'fLLgyaiC.g 3125 ,,', 'Lfg:?:.'f'7':'.fQ., 27 :11 ,.f, ffffjql 23?-1 , "A '153'4"?'3fhv6. ' ' 1 ',, ' 2 r -hee ' eeee f Q V so 4a,i . f- faaa as aaea 2 0 so Night Firing 25 june 1976 Miami port visit 7 l l r I 4 l l P . W K .gms . wb N AM V -Q-X t 'limi " or , if X, +- .r vvzyrf- ' " sf X N QQ ' .. tK1M,-msxfs ' ' .. 43. 'A W ' f ' " Short hop to Key West, Florida N W lf r I 9 L l 5. K F A l v L I L .ff ff E l VS X ,-, H,,,. W. V I , 2 - 6 july 1976 Port visit, Wilmington, Delaware :,. V2 NAVY TIME - 5 AUG '76 WILMINGTON, Del. - Charles- ton, S.C.-based frigate Valdez spent July 4 here helping the city celebrate the nation's birthday. Wilmington Mayor Tom Malo- ney presented the key to the city to the ship's commanding officer, Cmdr. Ken Jacobsen, who in turn gave Maloney a ship's plaque. Valdez hosted more than 6500 visi- tors over the weekend. A short drive to Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love The Liberty Bell was cast in England in 1752 for the Pennsylvania Statehouse in Philadelphia, it was recast in 1753. The inscription reads, "Proclaim liberty throughout all of the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." It cracked on 8 July 1835, while tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall. l Graff House, site of the drafting of the Declaration of In- dependence by Thomas Jefferson Royal Yacht BRIT- TANIA -... . 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Ranging from deck seamen to highly skilled technicians. An examination of the department is to examine its parts. First Division Boatswain's Mates, the backbone of the Navy perform a variety of duties. Although they are most noted for chipping and painting as well as tying knots they also drive the ship and stand lookout while underway. During underway replenishments CUNREPSJ, the "Boats" are in charge of rigging and unrigging the gear. They perform all the day-to-day duties that often go unnoticed. I Second Division Second division consists of Fire Control Technicians and Gunner's Mates. The FT's operate and maintain the radar and computer systems that tells the gun where to shoot. They are each highly skilled in different facets of the system. The GMG's operate and maintain the 5"f54 gun system which delivers the projectile to the target. Their technical knowledge ranges from field stripping of a .45 Cal pistol to the principles of hydraulics and electricity and into the field of explosive ordnance. AS Division AS division consists of Sonar Technicians CSTJ, Torpedomen CTMJ , and ASROC Gunner's Mates CGMT5, or square barrels. The ST's provide the technical know-how to maintain and operate the gear used to locate sub-surface contacts. With information provided by the ST's the TM's may deliver a torpedo at a short range or the GMT's may fire an ASRGC for a target much further from the ship. Each specializes in his own field working with each other to accomplish a specific job . L. .,,, 0, ,. 'F' W1 b,J,.., ,,..,,,, Maine, ,f ...wt'.ig,,3Lfg-53441,-ug' ..h .Q . ejr 79' 5 J K. ,iq . lynn-f:'a'f.:.!,,fl If ENS James P. Baldwin USN Sharon, Pa. First ivision 33,5 BM wt 257 BM2 Anrew Vinson BM? Larry W. Mooney BM3 Reynaldo Solis USN Bath, S.C. USN Palm H3Fb0f,F1a. USN Sequin, Tex. i -1 H it ii is BM3 William 1-1. BM3 Norman R. Forrest SN John A. Llewellyn Spencer USN Charlotte USN New Orleans, La. USN Bakersfield, Ca, A ' fr - . . . . . er3,.e5'4e . 5 N, X bv X X X -eferfeseiw.. . Msg es S 'sys e :X js .N sfgfiysg is ox sg sit? V14"""9Ki -elif B 1ffi,ess"'f.ixs X A ea X is ms was tt e as s els S f Ne' S3g..Xj,1e or f :Kee if .. ii- S . 3 sf s . . 1. ye xxx 5 s . .X A NQSN sl X wx V. -t.t K. Q fsk....s . A BM3 Ronald D. Gibson USN Fellow, Calif. st Nb X . ..r rx, -- K A 351113. . gf K ef-f S 1- FN . ggi eff Y N K .MNA SN Jerry Herrington USN Smyrna, Ga. ,f f i . .ff vi C , P . X 1 N X X s X l s s X Y X Q Q X .. ,iwm .14 3 . . z s ' ., A - is 7 :1 SN Robert Castillo SA Robert M. Eubanks USN Stockton, Calif. USN Pueblo, Colo. SR James F. Marron jr., SN Marshall H. Hallack USN Rillito, Ariz. USN New York, N.Y. i f I... fl. Aff I .wi ' ff' 17 . W M .. , A " f.-fi-,Qgkti ANS XCVQRSQXQL SN Frank E. Miers USN Conroe, SA Patrick 1. Weller USN Eureka. Tex. S,D. ewes 3 ww ' ' .gi . l , . l ,ff f f , -fil- ff!! .! j f SN Robert E. Gause USN Indianapolis, Ind. SN Ricky E. Sherwood USN Wood River, Ill. in f ' , , ,mg v WV X I. " Em. i 1 . SN john C. Mungle USN Kennell, Mo. SA james D. Barry USN Pittsburg, Pa. SA John E. Wall IV, USN Lake City, Fla. ' , . ,, r no ,, H 1 -is ' '4 F ' ,M ' .-Er 4 1 ',h . is . 5 mg+,,gz,,,,0,Q Q ' y - , , is is "-Wrsvsiw if ' ' X f N 'rk 5 -my . .--o n ' ' ' - ' . N ws X w ws, 4 f ,. x 5 Q, X x 5 X tax , ' 4 if l ii X 5 ' qs a k: 5 xx 3 X w a? X Q ol of N ix 4 3, X 5 X Vx N , Q ,fic XX x 4 if Vo 01.1 og X 1 RQ, 4,8 - YN 4 O X x 'N Ny N X FV X X X 3 ' X 'lgl X S X ig w X e P QNX E gi s X Q Xi ss? as .Ms . . . X A . . , . f I ' X Xi . f' K - I E3 .Q,,1c,,.f'f. " . . 4 Y is : Q, X l SR Mathew S. O'Toole USN Glendale, Ariz. SR Ricky A. Clark USN Graham, N.C. SA Thomas L. Bourquin, Jr. USN Canton, Ohio NVs?'YWW"7'E'Si"H: SRS! C1"?97k 'ETSWQF "7f'5Mw""'E' 'QW af mg .. -,Ms ,sm ., os x X .H+ fs :was . Wsfs ' Q, l. fzSW5'SRvfFVG 9 ' X- Qs t-ffw-.sfo Xfv ft Q' 'KSQfwN5MM.w xx ,gn . We ., ,M ,L X E59 vxfvhsf Qszswfx 'N . ff '-'Nfi-:--5-T-Sill - ' X-um. Kappa, x if K. l . srillw- . 'f,. Xi-tis ...'ea SR Douglas M. Goranson USN Siren, Wisc. NOT PICTURED: SR Kemberly E. Burgett USN, SA Elliot E. Holder USN, SR Genoris Parham USN, SR Mark W. Rossman USN, SR Clarence M. Williams jr., USN, SA Steven G. Yawn USN. SR Kurt G. Wogenstahl, USN Willowick, Ohio . . QWQNPJS in .fix if F fi'. , L A 1 A gf , V Y 2. , N 155:51-1,-'Q X , +3 ., -X , it , ff W X ww- ig U 'f 75. .1 r,..- . ., . L, In a -. s"ii'- . T ,' - f H ' ' . . . - 5:11 .,,L .gigff 7. ' V. ., ,N fvh fw jfs fy? ' I 1 'ix 4 ' ,, X 9 1 Q 4 4' '4 w4.sm:w,, M ,Q gf:gg.,,,-335.-5,5-,.,f5v,,ge gg ,X X X , S, ..,,.i..a .M O! ,Q sff .X , 5, N ,gf Q , f ff QQ! CV 1 ggofg, AW? Q 1 ,W 6 w f X ,sl ' 9 Y, C' i X 1 4 , ' 5 X Q9 Q QQ, jar, f we 52 f 6' Rf 0 Q s X , X , 1 582 xv V 6 J QSN it if X 7 -92 Q f K 1 21,2 1 lf V ,K Y 1 X L M f. ,fs-H., s, . . .. .N -1 f . . ,g X 5 'ji i Q' S Q , 'f .Z SA David L. Probert USN Federal Way, Wash. SN Bruce A. Cobbs USN Gordonsville, Va. SA Wesley A. Malone USN Filer, Idaho R 0420212 OCT 76 FM COMCRUDESORU TWO TO COMDESRON FOUR: INFO WILLIAM v PRATT, USS JESSE L BROWN. USS VALDEZ. USS JULIUS A FURER. BT UNCLAS EFTO f fN00000f f DEPARTURE FOR MED DEPLOYMENT I. WELL DONE ON YOUR EFFECTIVE, WELLMANAOED PREPARATIONS FOR EXTENDED DEPLOYMENT. TIMELY DEPARTURE OF CHARLESTON SHIPS NOTED WITH PLEASURE. 2. MY STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE ANY DESIRED ASSISTANCE BOTH OFFICIAL AND IN THE DISTAFF SIDE. 3, BEST OF LUCK FOR A MOST SUCCESSFUL AND PRODUCTIVE CRUISE. RADM B. KEENER BT 4 OCT 76 Underway at 1415 I i 4 I R V7 s My 'gf if Q A E179 Ff f 1 5 W F 3 E' Fw 4 Z , Qv f 4 fx . 'vw . f J 7' 'J ' f f, f", i, r 'F fvwfi 1 51 : i' ,. If mg , N Lggfyl 1 I , I 4 4, 1 Q 4 iq j. wp! ,W 1 4 ii ,V 4 4 f i , ' we f' E 41 N Y W A J 4 ,, ai , ,R i 1 4 ,1 I y N 1 x if 44 if ff, fx 1 fi he 1 If-545' ' ' My ,I fi :Q ,nf ..-.A.-L1.,,.....-g.. -W.,,A.,.,pz.--- Q . , , . ..-:.i...x4...,,. - H- I A 1 'i 4 ,a ,n Q ww-+ if J 1 J, bm, gn ' 'S '5 4 SPAIN Evolutions While Crossing 14 October 1976 THE ROCK Gibraltar, B.C.C I-...rx 'Al fi? 5 FTG1 Richard D. Parent USN Charleston, S.C. f Y K FTG2 Douglas W. Cra- craft USN Atlantic Beach, Fla. Y iw GMG3 Mark K. Fetter USN Pittsburg, Pa. r . f f LTJG Gary G. Grice USNR Winterville, Ga. Gunnery Officer GMGC Gary F. Coleman USN Skaneateles, N.Y. NOT PICTURED: GMGSN Jesus J. "Chico" Davila USN, FTGSN Martin J. C5 M Fl 2nd Division ff GMG1 Harvy J. White USN Charleston, S.C. A -'x , ,.- ' -f-,m,.ne-vw 2 af-l K1 . hw 5 ' 1 F if fx f' Af, FTG1 Richard L. Holth- ouser USN Louisville, Ky. gf,-,sk .uv -. .s . GMGSA Ricky G. Taylor Roeder USN. USN Marshville, N.C. . 5 , .. .i 3 1 f 4 if Q. rf LF 1 f 4- ff' 1 1 41 V 1 .hw , WN, , W, f f f ' fw.,3,?.f ,ff 5 df wi Ky. . QQQ XDA i . yn ' ,V -f! ' -7 9 ,, f-W1 if W., ff. . C- 'KS 1155132 an 9,4 . 1,32 1... V' GMGSA Manuel L. Costa Jr., USN Providence, R.I. .', f Y gjgm f ,, QQ A W M . X F42 .ff ff'f'fQfft,.f 5 MHZ f ff .J ff ', f ' MJ? . ,ji 4 -' f FTG2 Raymond J. Var- mecky USN Johnstown. Pa. , --if ,,Q,, 'f ' ,Q .gjfw fjj ' '.,'f "'s . Q ' . , 291 cf I ff lisa. 5 -5 '!.s2:!fi .,,. FTGSN james O. Hart- sock USN Chester, Ark. 'ff .5 2,5 ' S f - X li , .W me . , 'NTP' " f . Vi i L f GMGSN Wesley H, Bi. GMGSN Otto P. Williams FTGSN Ralph S. Brown FTGSA Steven Shop USN Riverdale' USN Sarasota, Fla, USN Terre Haute, Ind. D1Paola USN Detroit. Mich. Ga. I I - 21 ll 1 1 i1 511 J, 1.1 1 -11, ,, 1 14 , 1 A 1 1,1 ii 1 12. 1 E 1 1 .1 ' Q1 Q 311 1' 1 '11 ' 1 1 ., 1, 111 11 1, 1 if 1 11 1 .1 i Q1 I. if 11 Q 1 1 11 I, 1' .1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 , 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 l 2 1 1 11 .3 1 1 1 , '1 1 1 .1 . 1 . 1,, 1 1 .1 1 1 1 , 1 1 1 22 11, STGC L. C. Bruggemann USN Charleston, S.C. STG1 William J. Ander- son USN Hanahan, S.C. STG1 Larry D. A. Lepage USN Dover, N.H. 1 STG2 Robert J. Overkott USN Locustdale, Pa. STG2 Robert Burinskas USN Torrington, Conn. STG2 John T. Eisenhart USN York, Pa. '2Q'i"'r , LTJG Joseph J. Iovanna USNR Goose Creek, S.C. ASW Officer AS Division NOT PICTURED: TMSA Arnold Burton USN STGSA Dale C Freeman USN 11 . ..1,. K, . STG2 Billy E. Thompson USN Salem, Ore. TM STG2 Jerry L. Storrs USN Etowah, N.C. GMTC Thomas P. Eck, Jr. USN Vilonia, Ark. STG1 Van E. Moore USN Garden Grove, Calif. PO1 Evangelos Ganos Royal Hellenic Navy Athens, Greece STG2 Henry C. Prescott USN Fitzgerald, Ga. 2 R, C X ., -. Jr V 1 rw fu 1. X y xv!! f 1 ...st ,,,A,f,,.. x . ., f f' fx Gigi ' '16+'f Jvs+'5,. V' in 1' ' STG3 Robert D. Price STG3 Gregory C. Hiatt STG3 Charles E. Nelson USN Houston, Tex. USN Albuquerque, USN Glendora, Calif. N.M. STG3 Terrance A. Koebke USN "Cupcake" Saginaw, Mich. 4 STG2 Douglas H. Cable USN San Diego, Calif. L..- f! , Wi TM2 Leroy E. Heskett USN Charleston, S.C. STG3 Joseph K, Corbett USN Orangeburg, S.C. ss Q . 'K ,Kun " ' Q , A Q, W., f - 'ff-W4 fg.7Mff?yiffs of M f I' xi' J f Z A fr VJ. - e .V ,.,.,,.,,, J A if J :Ziff 't2"I"Z.-ff ' 12.22 -'ly f I 2 f l . f ff .5191 ' ' f g"Qi??'ff . , xfjfff . , STGSA Mathew G. Cox USN Phoenix, Ariz. STG3 Allen J. Brzowsky USN Baltimore, Md. STGSN Charles J. Fox USN Portland, Ore. GMT2 John J. Godwin USN Poughkeepsie, N.Y. GMTSN Joseph E. GMTSN Raymond J Moore, Jr. USN Quitman, Iseldyke USN Westwood, Tex. NJ- V 13323, .315 I i Napoli, Italia Naples is situated in the province of Campania, 216 Km southeast of Rome by rail. It is the second largest port 86 third largest city in Italy. Its locale occupies one of the most significant sites in all of the mediterranean, because of its scenic beauty and its great historic interest. Naples and the area around the city has long been a centre of volcanic activity. To the west are the Phelegraen fields Cfields of firej which include the islands of Ischia and Capri. The whole region is pock marked with ancient volcano craters and still has many .hot springs, steam jets, and sulphorous vapours Cfumarolej that have made the thermal spas famous since Roman times. ,swf a ,st ,X un. , AW., ,fy f Castle Nuovo, built by King Charles of Anjou 1279 f 1 W, 1- Galleria Umberto I W- I , Sarcophagus of Pozzuoli Prometheus Creating Man Coffin I -. fy , . ..e . , ,- y-f, A Local brew an 11 'f .tfruwf--1v'-kamaqfmf Q14 f-1-1, 'gqiyfmkeilxf wi' 7 wwf 3' I. 7 ,ZAEQJZM4-av-iff'-ff"-1 -4.,..,-.Emi Emifeii-w-'kr-tviiilf R 302022Z OCT 76 Hercules III A.D. National Museum ' " 'A -I .I '4 I - ,1s Fumarole of Sulfatara Cleopatra's armlet Socrates FM SECNAV TO SIXTHFLT 1. VISITING UNITS OF SIXTH FLEET IN PORT AND AT SEA DURING PAST TWO DAYS WAS ONE OF MY PROUDEST MOMENTS AS SECNAV. THE EVIDENT HIGH MORALE, COMBAT READINESS AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE OF ALL PERSONNEL WERE MOST ENCOURAGING. 2. REGRET THAT WORST WEATHER IN TEN YEARS AT NAPLES PREVENTED MY VISITING ALL SHIPS ON SCHEDULE THERE. BUT EXTEND MY COMPLIMENTS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE WHOSE SEAMANSHIP I SAW TESTED. THEIR PERFORMANCE REAFFIRMED MY CONFIDENCE IN THE INDIVIDUAL INITIATIVE OF THE AMERICAN BLUEJACKET AND THE COMPETENCE OF THOSE IN COMMAND AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS. J. WILLIAM MIDDENDORF III FM CTU SIZ PT TWO PTY FIVE TO USS PUGET SOUND TU 60.2.5. BT UNCLAS EFTO ffN00000ff PERFORMANCE I. FOR PUGET SOUND THE TLC WHICH YOU HAVE DISPLAYED TOWARD THE TASK UNIT DURING OUR CURRENT AVAILABILITY IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. YOUR CONCERN FOR THE SAFETY OF THE FIVE SHIPS ALONGSIDE DURING THE 12 HOUR GALE WITH WINDS UP TO so KNOTS, IS AGAIN A TRUE REFLECTION OF YOUR EXCELLENT TENDING THE FLEET. FROM ALL IN THE NEST OUR MOST SINCERE THANKS FOR ANOTHER JOB SO PROFESSIONALLY DONE. 2. FOR TU 60.2.51 YOUR ABILITY TO HAVE WITHSTOOD SATURDAY'S GALE WITHOUT ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR SHIPS, IS A TRUE TRIBUTE TO YOUR EXCELLENCE IN SEAMANSHIP, DESPITE SOME CLOSE ONES, WE CAME OUT AHEAD. BEING IN THE MED IN THE WINTERTIME, WE MUST AT ALL TIMES BE READY TO COPE WITH THE ELEMENTS ON SHORT NOTICE. REVIEW YOUR LESSONS LEARNED. TODAY'S PERFORMANCE WAS SUPERB. WELL DONE. COMMODORE IRI LT John C. Belcher USN Durham, N.H. Chief Engineer ngineering The Engineering Department is the largest group on the ship containing 80 officers and men. It is broken down into two' major divisions, M and R. M Division consists of Machinists Mates LMMJ, and Boiler Technicians CBTD. The MM'S work in two Spaces: the engine room and Auxiliary machinery Room 7941 CAUX lj . In the Engineroom they monitor and repair the Steam propulsion turbines, reduction gears, various pumps and other associated equipment.' In addition, they operate and maintain the two 12,000 gallon per day flash type distilling plants which supply fresh water for the crew and boilers. Machinist Mates are also responsible for ensuring that potable water used for cooking and drinking received by the ship from outside sources is Safe by providing the necessary chemical treatment. The Machinist Mates in AUX 1 operate, monitor, and maintain the three turbo- generators which provide the ship with electrical power. They also monitor and maintain the gyro-fin stabilizers which decrease the amount of roll the ship ENS Gary R. Turner USNR Sullivan, Ind. MPA experiences. MM1 Herman L. Baumann USN Wichita, Kansas .O if V O il' is S -L-il! 1800- em ,Y fx . 1 Q. gi. MMCS james W. Greer C' .5 USN Brooksville, Fla. -Q ' A 1' " 7? f I an A NOT PICTURED: A - , ., , .--- - J MM3 Solomon C. Advincula USN MM I 1 L xl In I A fx A MMFN William E. Blair USN , K , S' Q 46317 ' 4' -gg Q MM2 Edward J. Blascak USN ' 'Q 4 U w w S,'m1ngR,i4XG," -' ' xv Mlvll Dennis P. Brown USN lull li, my 555' X-555 .2 , - A'5'Xl'7", lr J MMFA James V. Griffin USN . .' 1: ---'IH xy' 2' MMFN Joseph E. Paulk USN MMFN Richard E. Steffenson USN M M 2 M i c h a el J . McClimon USN Indianapolis, Ind. el f x. gifs M ,XXXL MM2 Robert G. MM2 Leslie C. Loveless Johnson USN USN Cross City, Fla. MM2 Stephen F. Dyer USN Southern Pines, N.C. MM3 Barry C. Willette USN Lake Worth, Fla. z1-su-v-vm--- , .-1 ... L... .. , X MM3 William W. Ri- chardson USN Mauldin, S.C. ? fee.. MM3 Carl L. DeBerry USN Terrytown, N.Y. MM3 Gary Mayhugh, USN Grand Prairie, Tex. S sz X was 1 I , MM3 Gordon G. Ipock USN Wingate, N.C. 2 -J MM3 James D. Hart USN Shreveport, La. , QI' I "' Q 1 ,f f ef. E lu: 'fb 4 Y 5 5 1 s .. ...C L7 MM3 Dana R. Langley MMFN Kenneth C. Earls USN Stephens, Ark. USN Gainesville, Ga. .M Y. VQV X , 5 i e W 5. A it-fa 4-1' r Z MMFN John W. Whalen FA jeffrey B. Goetzinger MMFA Gregory D. Mon- USN Washington, Iowa USN Aurora, Colo. hollen USN MM3 Kenneth L. Renfer, Jr. USN Philadelphia, Pa. MM3 Paul A. Halligan USN Villa Park, Ill. MMFA Ronald L. Lam- bert USN I-Iuttonsville, W.Va. U35 ff! ff fl! as Viv 1 f M Wy 1 ffif fp , f rf 1 42' v 4+ 1, .e 44'- '94 1 1 : ,a o 'F ' on gi-w krrrx , , -, Nj -A . W ss. X W1 so l X X K xg, 'rw X X 2 XXX jx X X Q' rf N5 r N N ' A gs X ' X XQXXX X X x WX xxx s . ' X x , X X S X 5 XA SSS Q X n :X fy ., fs- Xixigf 55 1- 4 LXX" A lsijqj 0 .s 7 s Ty? Q, K N X: . -ag gw lr 5s l l 'Q J f,.'- - 1 2, MMFA Charles F. McGee USN St. Petersburg, Fla. f7f'f"mf-fefQw:4w,.swn4 ff :MN . . ,M ,- ly MMFA jack B. Marlowe USN Birmingham, Ala. , M w e , Qv h , 23,12 H 5 X f " W 1:5 V f fl ' 3' ff .--k ' ' v ' 4 fi f WW' ff?- fj yQWfff,.f,7y ffl, f ' MM3 james M. Becvar USN Houston, Tex. FR Fred E. Howell USN Fort Wayne, Ind, L N x", r'y,,, ind Z ' 4 V' 1454 6' f ff" 12" ff MW fu -K Y Af 2' f lg 4 ff, WW 14 uf Ruins of Pompeii f iff Mount Vesuvio The beautiful and rest- ful Isle of Capri lies offshore south of the Bay of Naples. The island has 47 grottos of which the most famous is the Grotto Azzuro CBlue Grottoj, and the View from Mt. Solero is breathtaking. fx? it o Qfm .4 . V ,. I' 1 Q - - .. , , H A .' .M . ,-. ui, 1- - - V. .--5 4, +'Lff?-1-Q 'x'.!l'r,1.:!-4.:--.L , ., . ,L - ,. T, 4 BTCS Richard A. Finlayson USN Charleston, S.C. H4 BT3 Richard W. Fillio USN Lennoxdale, Mass. The Boiler Technicians operate, monitor, and maintain the two 1275 PSI combustion engineering boilers and their associated auxiliary equipment. The boilers provide steam for the main turbines and turbogenerators as well as auxiliary steam for various pumps and force draft blowers. Additionally, auxiliary steam is used in the laundry, galley, scullery, and steam heaters. BT3 Thomas M. McCann USN Cambellsport, Wisc. BT3 Steven H. Charron USN Fairbanks, Alaska X . ,162 BT3 Peter L. Helmueller BT3 Jeffrey S- Hume BTFN Richard D' Kil' USN Maiden Rgcky USN Rutland, Mass. Wisc. burg USN LaMotte, Iowa BTI Larry J. Richardson USN Cincinnati, Ohio BT3 Randy E. Rozell USN Scottville, Me. BT BTFN Warren Q. Taylor USN New York, N.Y. Flu view ,gf Az. Zvi. 4 wi 0' ,ua 3 A-F P I 3 5 3 'ffff l F 5 ,. 1 3 2 . 1 , .Q 5 X f f f Q FN Burtis E. Richardson USN Carrier Mills, Ill. if i 1 .5 -f.mfQ1. w1'f'1, .1 ffl MZ? 1. 'Wy WM' 1 12 M1 .4 1, will L. .WG 1 In if '. K E25 . . 1 a ' ,gin if A l X l A 5 l i 5 j If 46425 l l l i -UQ , w : Q fl? Q 'f f l 1 i Lair. :fx F 'Will' . ., .42 J QQ! 6, .rf I 'lj W, ' Zz ,Hy . 4.,. , ,f., VV.. I fsc- ZXMX 1 .. sl 5 ,ff BTFN Douglas G. Can- non USN Bessemer, Mich. X nw X ,X js? iffigrs , W 'Z XWXW ifgisixa FA John D. Porter USN Chester, Pa. l l r 5 X X " X54 .. N X, IQ". X X xgtim sv? 16- 1 Eg FA Ch-QFICS W- Snow FA Dale E. Ingersoll, jr. USN Buras, La. USN Corpus Cristi Tex. "Spanky" ' M ,, fm if 2 ? ga f 1 4 f 9 f ff 4 M I f if f f. mag? Z . ' fflgp 'f iffikf BT3 Dean M. Martinez USN Velarde, N.M. ,, 32 1,2121 fnty' ' y I n T a m" , V Ua,,Ll'75:. f213f-Z" f'3L7 '.'., .ZiJ','.'.arf"Q"7'.?'?"'-.'!Qf?1, . 1 .. .4f'Q,Y1' '. 754 ,yZfW1'1 'W,. V ' ' 5 , .1 .1 V' nz-gf g,,',',gj,-ggi. fu-27,..'g-.:',1' 6 mi, Y M ff, ,AM , W W A, - ,rl I, Q,-W, ,WWW V. .. f .AM . I 4. .. . .1 , ' 4 I + -- - V '4 H ' . ,ff.g.,fXf,, . M, ,: ,. f'.,.?'MZ':Lrfn, af.,,,,,, qfmfmx. my i.,,,,QH, V ,. f 1.5, . ,. W, H . X X - 0 if ? 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I fl Q W f ' Q K ls. it , 2' , f , ff f , X ,h , -, . yy' My , 1" vfy,:,f,.. , , 1. f. 7 H f.,,f4g-W., f ' 1 2 V,,L 5 .,,,,!,,1 W X X X f f W f + 1 Ii 41, ,f , , f K s ' 1 f ,Q f 1 -0 1 f ,, f f f , Off!! f 7 f f Q Y f K7 f f t Qfgiyf faffqfo 'fig f I slwfgyg , rf Crotone was a Greek town in southern Italy founded by a colony of Achaeans in 710 B.C. It became a city of power and Wealth until 277 B.C. when the Romans obtained possession of it. Before this period it was noted for its superiority in athletics, because of its many successes in the Olympic games. W-wa-4-.v......a,,...... 1.-V, ,,.u.,.,-,....,.-.W .-W..-...,.....,,, Today Crotone is an industrial and shipping city with a population of 50,000. I 5? Castillo Carlo V ENS David H. Farmer USNR Kenova, W. Va. DCA R Division consists of Hull Technicians CHTJ, Enginemen CENJ, Electrician Mates CEMJ, Interior Communications Technicians CICJ, and Machinist Mates CMMD. Hull Technicians are responsible for the manufacture and repair of all hull related items in the ship. They also maintain the ship's damage control equipment, and are the technical experts for the three repair parties. The Enginemen and Machinist Mates work together in "A" gang for the operation and maintenance of the diesel generator, air conditioning units, refrigeration units, steering gear and, all items used in the galley, laundry, and in heating and ventilation systems. The Electrician Mates and Interior Communications Electricians work closely together to maintain all the electrical equipment throughout the ship. The EM's specialize in the operation and maintenance of such electrical equipment as switch-boards, lighting circuits, generators and all motors. The IC electricians specialize in the operation and repair of all ships communications equipment as sound-powered phones, the gyro compass, navigational equipment and telephone circuits. In short, the Engineering Department is responsible for the ship's propulsion, the distribution of electric power, and the repair of a multitude of equipment located throughout the ship. f iv f 1 X! gif 5 f f , 1 we fi .-1 I f ' f Q f 0 f if 24' MM1 james E. Dye USN Ladson, S.C. HT MR EN1 G E. B . USN Dgjfgfycolo enemmm H HT1 Richard G. Dougherty ' ' TOOIS Of EN the trade" USN Hanahan, S.C. EN2 Carl L. Gray USN North Chicago, Ill. U ..V,,,V , .W .. W, . 1 3 f -f -fQf.SW-54' ff ix fi t frygfcfs asv . .- ,- 'wh '- -- . 537 f MWQW' fi X A f f , I . 'fa , a , fs ' .. ., ' 'pw' 545, it - E I , H 11... N '- i" Ni t sf W A 4 .--- X X- Q f Kay Q . . j' hf... v if . HT3 Eddie L. Hedgepath USN Waycross, Ga. EN3 Russell W. Monroe USN Poughkeepsie, N.Y. W 44975 sy fr f X 9 .-Smiwe, sf :www so V f eager A fb ffwszsf X , fwswswi w f f fwsW,w.sf f, , -wspwsfzsz as Q57 " " - Q sl Q51 G? Z-57, ..., 4?'c,g, AQ, ,,-c X45 qw, . , , , .,..4..4...-'a,-W V f M-f.,fg.,,w f f fm., . 5- . uf f ' -V.-qty? I s AZ? .V in HTFN Vernon R. Strop- pel USN Midland, S.D. 45112 i A ' ' i ' ,. asks HTFN Ricky D, Sonny- calf USN Norwood Ohio 'Wim'-ii ww Q .dar aims A . fx i'if:.,Q. . we -xiiiiss j , . , HT3 Kenneth M. Baxter USN Grand Blanc, Mich. NOT PICTURED: HT1 jesse L. Caulder USN. 5 Y sf:5I SH . . . ,Q . ...:.,v4..-r.,.A-,E-1.. V us: -,. 1 ' ' 1 ' . L, . . t ....,?..v -'sfziyi -df, ,11w., .. ., ., .. ,f 5 -.. .11 . .,. ,VQ H U W- , Q, . -, ,, 54 . .. ...1,..,.- -,. - .A 1-FQ.:L-!fR..fen..fxu-m.u,:t1-.m.,--. ...,..i..u,.r.1 -1 '..: -fs 11- , L55 15 ,1 f11LLlL4lgi1Li :ALBA , 5:2-.iQq,.ij5j,,-p:.gj.j11Jr gb?V3gi.- ,ya lx SS? .Ni 1 N t Y 5? 1 Z HTFA Michael A. Ungrue USN Pitman, NJ. I-IT2 james T. Gist USN Bayfield, Ohio HTFA James E. Hopkins USN Frostburg, Md. ENFN Terry L. Sicher USN Allentown, Pa. MRFN Eugene "Geno" D. I-Ieyse, jr. USN Bremen, Ind. 4.111 f Kg-fQ4?:'s'T'f3'55w'-i7f4fff1? if'f5' 9'Z2F"?7?Wy'?'f?77' ' ' " , . i . HT's popping corn j . f V . 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The following was received from RADM KEENER, COMCRUDESCRU TWO HFISCAL YEAR 76f7T BATTLE EFFICIENCY COMPETITION RESULTS ARE NOTED WITH PLEASURE. WELL DONE TO USS MAHAN AND USS VALDEZ FOR SUPERIOR SUSTAINED PERFORMANCES WHICH ENABLE YOURSHIPS TO EARN SQUADRON BATTLE EFFICIENCY AWARDS. CONGRATULATIONS ARE ALSO DUE TO ALL SHIPS OF CRUDESCRU TWO WHOSE EFFORTS RESULTED IN EARNING DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS.n CHIEF BUTTS - DEPARTIW3 To my good-bye, to a 1103? UA a qugy, who has given Iwentzl-Iwv IICKZI6, News gafhefzcd today, in tlLi.4 umuii ww, To pay on a debt in adams. Tha debt L5n'f paid, qfusf an ir1.5fru1C1nerLfnmdc', Brut the "p.'zinc,ipCc'." L5 the 5-awe. AUC mme will amca, .thc dcbft'4 not Lwtmut Amee, He'4 a heno, maghap wLthout 5ameT- So oven the Udo, Clmfrlic mud? nfida, To thu wc'8l 1166 name om ftmxfas, He'LZ gn 1-rcuL5e M4 gnaqla, and hu fahumt o-mnfze Hugs And be happg1...So he thinlzs. Bui Lt won't be Kong, and ha won'1T be mung, when he muau Unc6e Scum Navy. wbth gaewt moviu to view, long nach houms to do, ALC meal, poftwtcu and gfuwg. '4 '34 vs., ' 8 W 4 X 4.1: -f f '9'W' .. !' -. I ' ' fs M113 f l f f f e a ,f 2 is nt 1' EMC Charles E. Butts USN Winter Haven, Fla. Ei 25g 'cz :eguk : ,A mg. x X ,,.:, z i . 1. img' A . . -X -- N14 EM2 Donald J. Cooper USN Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. X bx N X 7 X X, X X ,X X w X X z ul xl' 1 EM2 Scott A. Miser IC2 Thomas W. Vaughn 11 y USN Collins, Miss. EM IC3 Phillip J. Bullock USN Fallston, Md. if 'CP USN Saugatuck, Mich. ' 11249 1 'ff-K Z Ms F 352.17 Xf ,E . .. 31.25-f i X103 . -":N,f:'.f - 5 vi: XX '..XX ': . .f We X V 1 V- gf., A ,X..,Xg,i EM3 Derrell O. Bell USN Lithonia, Ga. is-4,5 R 9 Ss ng if EM2 Thomas W. Elliot USN Smyrna, Ga. EM3 john W. Williams USN Durham, N.C. ICFN John T. Carroll USN Amityville, N.Y. EMFA jefferey D. Grubb USN Bloomingont, Ind. XWXWXWXXX X S S35 EN NX XXX X NXXXX 5 X XXXX XXX X . SQ SWAN XX M, ' wa FN Marcos Marquez USN El Paso, Tex. Rv i A A X "'f X YQEXSX . Q is T X s i X. .XX .X V. wwe Qs 'Ni'1bXXT. - ,Q .lk .yvr 0 SM, YWJXXW ' '54 X ... A A 1 is .. X X t X-f 5 'X.,.XXws Q ri ,X - rw Mssw NX g 4 'X , X LX! ,...X,. , 51. ,Qi U.3rf.wiXzSlf.S ' ' ' 't STX W -' XL, WTS Wfgwsvhsx jf was XXX Q I - X X X X . ,,, ,. ,Q X X X X? ,Q y X X X X X . f:,0Q,mMSXfi5 f X i , FR Michael E. Brewer USN Pawtucken, R.I. we 2 Add EMC jerry A. Frezon USN Owosso, Mich. W :W an V .:.kV EMFN Brian P. Lockhart USN New Orleans, La. X X., -Q 1 ss :X'fX?X.fS ' X lciffy- Re X. X X ,X Q X X T11 X... '!.f1sF'gQsi . X X . MX ,.,- X ..lX,,X. X . X if X 'XX-ii'X3X?Ms . XX .X X. NX.-,Q -W X - X X, wsis' X X was NAP' X X ,RX XXX XX Q if 5: .-X Q - if .S 2 SQ X' S ICFA Phillip Axler USN Fayetteville, N.C. Syracusa, Sicily 27 N - 3 Dec "I like to make unannounced visits . . . from what I have seen I am impressed with your efforts. The Sixth Fleet has been in existence over 25 years . . . the task . . . is to support the NATO organization . . ." RADM W. F. CLIFFORD JR. USN 1 NOV T975 Cathedral 81, 3 ALYYTHITR h'IZl,l. 111531. The following letter was reteived from CT05K'RlIlll1SK'RlI FWO in yesterday s mai lt From: Oomnsinder f'ni1ser-Destroyer uroup 'IWU To: Commanding Officer, USS VAl.l1l..1 fl'lf'109oj Subj: Retention Superstar, Year ending 31 August 1976 Ref: Cal Cl'MNA1.'SUR1flAN'I' 2800151 Sli' 'li 1. Conlnander Cruiser-Destroyer Group 'IWO noted with pleasure NAVSURFIANVS announcement hy reference fail that USS VALDliZ is a top career motivator for the 12 month period ending 31 Augmst 1976. 2. Retention of active duty personnel for their own professional growth and the growth of the Navy is a never ending task. Your continuing successes in retention are commended, Well Done! of Archimedes ,,. M , 5 -. , . . . . ,A .-f.: t. ,. -1- 3 VE v r 4 1 4 4 Ma iw Qs 25291 6' leg- Efi' ff 9? Q ,, ig. 5 L? L gg' Qjgu, . I 2 , 5:15 ,n ., 'if , j:1s,q FS rf" f k 'L Z no 5. UQ no C-'i o I3 UP C1- 5. E. C13 f'f F1 sn fl" o I3 M s A - ji' ,-gls-.M ..iu , . - f X.. Q .jf ,' f " r. .f.wf. 5'+NasVQQQQEEE5 , .. A,A, pg . . - Q is ,su.r., 'rrp ..- ..., - , W-c,MW L,,AA L. nWMMm,,l,Wis,Mq-tM..Wmgg r'rreei ,4es iiff N .le. cudcwug.,. ,h M M,.,, . 1 ' ' --' U er AAA4 - ----M-----. .. 4. ,M MA, A, A, 4, ,M A .A 4. ,,. QM, M,MMWmAM,-I ,hm-L l I . Nav fAdmin as its name implies is a multi-faceted department that encompasses several rates and a variety of responsibilities. Although its personnel are few in number they are indispensable to the smooth, safe and efficient functioning of the ship and its crew. Navigation Any time the ship gets underway the quartermasters come into their own as they assist the officer-of-the-deck and the navigator in t-he safe navigation of the ship. They are responsible for ensuring all required charts and publications are aboard and up-to-date. They man the helm and plot the ship's position during such critical maneuvers as sea details and underway replenishments. They also maintain the official deck log and weather observations log while at sea. Ship's Office - Personnel Office These offices are responsible for all of the many administrative and clerical duties that the ship requires. The ship's office handles all official correspondence to and from the command, maintain the master files on all Navy and type commander instructions, notices, and publishes shipboard instructions, the plan of the week and plan of the day. The Personnel Office handles the service records for the ship's crew insuring they are correct and up-to-date, this office is also responsible for correspondence courses, re-enlistments, discharges, transfers, and leave. Sick Bay This indispensable part of any ship is manned by the Hospital Corpsmen whose first thought is to prevent injury or illness aboard but stand ready to provide medical assistance should the need arise. Weekly sanitation inspection helps keep the ship a healthful place to live and work, while a- first-aid training program makes each man better prepared to respond in an emergency. Post Office The Post Office provides that essential ingredient of good morale - mail service, that allows families and friends to keep in touch whether at home or overseas. In addition to the distribution and dispatch of mail the postal clerk provides the ship with package handling, money order and registered mail service. EV2 Mohamed Kalif YN1 Lyle D. Thomsen Marine Royale de Moroc- USN Vail, Iowa co Casablanca, Morocco 42 I f f ""'f" -1 f 0 15 fad! mm V 'EJ an.. PN1 Willie E. Woodson HM2 David A, Maddox USN Leisure City, Fla. USN Texhgmay Okla. The Olympic Sleeper YN3 jon S. Anderson USN Yorktown, Va. l NOT PICTURED: QM2 Charles J. Haneman USN 'P Sf! 1 f f l , . , QMSA Phillip R. Strick- SN Gregg P. Gerlich land USN Brookville, USN Rock Island, Ill. Ohio y y y . -4, fy W, f -. ' QW ia ' if x ' '?j f -4 M U-fu a 'f , A-Z , .y f-f ff ,nw SN Brian G. Broboski USN Granite City, Ill. ff! X X ff. . f.-,ffyjk ,MZ W" Qi ,375 7 X '7 M -wwwkyhf Qs zz-mfi 4-2 J-as f-wrww ,f ,VO f f f i , K , U.-fu., .. , W , 5.13 ' fvfweffa-Zff f ffygf f .f .iiff-of 9 ' ' , a ll 5 Z ' - PCSA Mark K. Lease USN St. Paul, Kansas QMSA Randy B. Jones USN Nathalie, Va. HM3 john M. Filz USN Sheboygan, Wisc. Xia W S ,if- -, - ,- fC4l, '23' za-35323: F' l,:fnw:mw- f' , 1 fa f J,-"Q . I ff X i .ffl ff!!! . .4 .f ,fwf 1 iifff tif' fi L 5 z , i 1 '5 JZ? , f fff ww f wwf , Mwyw , f 1 ff 14 I ,f - . .f ,f Q., Jfoygf-oe Qfewpiiff Vs 'fffE4AQ'iMIZQ4F f ff! X ff fi fc Mfww MH MZJZ '7 f Z 4 ff if MWWZI M fiyfwzgff f Wifi? ff Miki fi f fyzj, ff f f ff ff! Cf fj , W, Off Zxffff , f fffaffw fff f 0 f f f JH ff ff w y 1 f yr f 1 1 1 f 4 Q -4 S7549 f ff, Z ff ff V ff! ,of , f ffjsf 1 Y fb: ff is f , J V f 4-iff M' lf' ":!fQ,f de ff f F! , f f-WM ff f 3' ' 4? 1 f 'V Gi f M M' f 7- 1-Q 4 X Wight SN Ronald C. Klein USN St. Paul, Minn. ll Sli -o 0 ,. - ml ,--14 1. ""fN',',, :Z,1.'f?,., , A 5:-Q3 94:3zi1p.e Zmfghgl - , ..,ff,. , , Sousse, Tunisia - 13 Dec 76 I I TUNISIA BRAVO ZULU The following was reaelved from CIC 6O 2 Admiral CLIFFORD! H YOUR RFPORI REFIECTS AN EXCEPTIONALIY FINE IOI OF INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION AND REPORTING PARIICUIARLY THF ASTUTE OBSFRVATION OI THF COMMAND FLAG. WE L DONE' A QPFCIAI WLLI DONE GOI9 TO RHI HLTCHINQ COID HAWK EYED WHO REPORTED THE COM AND FLAG -- . 1 1 1 X , f I . n. . J I 1 , i, K I r I 7 7 A ,J .4 I L x J I 1 r 1 1 y -I J 4 I ' .4 I L 1 4 :I I 4 T' I 0 L 4 1 J A 1 Jn I, I 1 K J L o ,,, ....,.. .,.. ,. ., -. . -...,,. ., V .- ' A f affil- . , ,-,gz-.V 1 f f ' 4 , f. f, . fff f fffn, if, 7 ,, , ,,,,,,f f,l.,W ,,..l fr, ww- ' M. wk f f X I f M ' f' . if---f-. l i -- nf, , uvmsly- ."a'2?,.f L :'tI'1:cf-:VY :WS 'rw 'izglvwri flSQL:fY5".EI'l'fL1i3EQ .:'Q37p?w -,C1Ic,Xf,jQ' ' ,, 'L 6412 ' -M I -I If .,.,, -L rindisi, Italy 1 - 26 Dec 76 7 X I I Q W4 'Ez I Y fi' I? ,Wai ' . f, , BTcM:J.rm GHmom retires 8. BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS. The nebula 06 om IHQCQYII Bazsfzetball Touaneg wma: WLHA LUAAQA Nav!Admin 3 0 wafzdfwom 3 I AS Divbsion Z I Supply 2 2 Engineefulng I I OI Diuuxlon I 3 Mungle'4 Maaaadcvus 0 3 Highbighbs 06 the Towmey wane Zafst-Second victofueus by Engineefzing ovm Supply 30-29 and by OI oven Fifzst Divifsion 31-30. The' Tou1Lnamen,t Comnuluionejgg All Stan Team Sekected gon Chain cxccffent pkag and Spnntsmanbhip wane: SKSA ARRELLANES, STG3 HIAII, NN2 NECLINQNS, SN NNNGLE, LTJG DURKIN PC3 LEASE, SN GERLICH, QH3 HANENAN, VNS ANDERSON, and QMSN STRICKLAND, Congfuztualiaiiorus to the NAWADMIN Team and evvuon' wi j L Tzu pafzLCcipa,ted. 'J 'fa rw . 1 UNQAS I, , I I . . , ,T.T,TT-,V T 4.1,-',. . - ....- . . , . I . - . . ,H H gf. if T11 f:",, 1: -1' --'-"U -2 1:'4:..'.!:,z'..ur xy?" 22244. "g,,Agg.3Q:g1.n1E+SEZ1u-L.TE..'4-11.-1. .. L-L.,.fL:S:i.I Jig,-,gf Tjgl,-A--T-,1.:.v-. f A, .. - - Im VIII U IIIIW' llIJl'Slp II NNIIIXMNIN Christmas 1976 TO THE MEN AND WOMEN VETERANS OF THE ARMED FORCES In this season of peace and goodwill, Americans are especially mindful of the sacrifices of those fellow citizens wha have served in our Armed Forces and defended the freedom we cherish. On behalf of all'your fellow countrymen Mrs. Ford and I wish you and your loved ones that same peace and tranquility in your own lives which, by your patriotic service, you help ensure in our national life. we join in the hope that l977 will brinn you and your families great joy, happi- ness and the growing satisfaction that comes from knowing how very much your fellow citizens admire your past valor and appreciate your continuing contri- bution to our national security and well-being. XZ-flfff 21 ECNAV WASHINSTON DC TO USS VALDEZ "AS WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS 1976, WE FIND THAT WE HAVE MUCH TO BE GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL FOR. FOR CHRISTIANS, THIS IS THE DAY THAT MARKS THE BIRTH OF JESUS, WHOSE OWN MESSAGE, PEACE ON EARTH, GOODWILL TD MEN FOR ALL AMERICANS, THIS YEAR WAS THE 200TH BIRTHDAY OR OUR WONDERFUL, FREE COUNTRY AND WE OBSERVED IT DURIING A TIME WHEN, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY TEARS, NO AMERICAN WAS IN COMBAT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. THIS WAS MADE POSSIBLE ONLY THROLKSH THE DEDICATION OF MEN AND WOMEN LIKE YOLRSELVES5 FOR IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, YOU ARE THE TRUE PROTECTORS OF PEACE ON EARTH. ONCE AGIAN DURIABFTHIS MOST TJOUOUS OF HOLIDAY SEASONS, THERE WILL BE AS THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN OUR 200-YEAR HISTORY, AMERICAN NAVY AND MARINE MEN AND WOMEN AT SEA OR IN SOME DISTANT LAND, AWAY FROM THEIR LOVING FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. THIS I IS A PRICE WE MUST PAY IF WE ARE TO CONTINUE TO ENJOY THE FREEDOMS WE CAN NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED. SPEAKIIII5 FOR EVERY AMERICAN WITH WHON I HAVE TALKED, WE AS A NATION ARE AWARE OF YOUR SACRIFICES AND ARE GRATEFUL TO YOU. TO ALL OF YOU, I EXTEND MY ADMIRATION AND SINCEREST WISH FOR A MOST HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON. H. WILLIAM MIDDENDORF, II, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY." I 2007402 DEC vs FM CNO TO uSS VALDEZ BT UNCLAS AS WE BEGIN ouR CELEBRATION OF THIS JOYOUS HOLIDAY SEASON, I EXTEND MY SINCERE EEST WISHES TO EACH MEMBER OF THE NTXYDUTY FAMILY. YUUH PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE AND DEDICATIDN TN TTT HAVE BEEN A MAJOR FACTOR IN THE MAINTENANCE OF PEACE S TTLT WORLD DuHINs THIS PAST YEAH, AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITIET THAT CONTINUE TD BE GREAT IN THE YEAR AHEAD. I AM CoNFTgTT0N AND WILL FACE THOSE RESPONSIBILITIES VITH THE SAME DE TOR TTT PAST ENERGY MHICH HAS DISTINGUISHED NAVY MEN AND WOMEN ND TS TND CENTURIES. CHRISTMAS IS A TIME OF HOMECOMINGI T BE ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO Mus T THANKS SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES. TO YOU. I EXTEND SPECIQINED AND APPRECIATIDN, WITH THE HOPE THAT THE FUTURE WILL T You THD YOU REUNITED IN AN EVEN MORE PEACEFUL WORLD. TO ALL o V RY ARE A PART OF THE NAVY FAMILY, A MERRY CHRISTMAS ANZ GY E HAPPY NEW YEAR. J. L. HOLLOWAYI III. ADM1RALf U-5- A ' CT YOU 401.50 R 0507062 DEC 76 FM COMNAVSURFLANT NORFOLK VA TO USS VALDEZ BT UNCLAS AS OUR NATION'S BICENTENNIAL YEAR DRAWS TO A CLOSE, A SPECIAL PERIOD WHICH IS A PART OF OUR PROUD AMERICAN HERITAGE IS FAST APPROACHIM3. THE HOLIDAY SEASON HAS TRADITIONALLY BROUGHT WARMTH AND JOY TO AMERICANS AROUND THE WORLD. FOR THOSE OFFICERS: MEN AND WOMEN OF NAVSURFLANT IN CONUS, THE HOLIDAY SEASON PROVIDES A TIME TO ENJOY THIS SPECIAL PERIOD WITH FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES, TO REFLECT ON THE YEAR THAT IS FAST DRAWIN3 TO A CLOSE, AND TO LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW YEAR THAT IS ABOUT TO BE BORN. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE DEPLOYED OVERSEAS OR ARE AT SEA FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, I EXTEND A SPECIAL WORD OF PRAISE AND THANKS IN THAT YOUR SACRIFICE AWAY FROM FAMILY AND LOVED ONES IN NO SMALL MEASURE PERMITS YOUR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN TO ENJOY THE TRANOUILITY AND HAPPINESS OF THIS SEASON. TO ALL F NAVSURFLANT COMMANDS AND UNITS I EXTEND BEST WISHES FOR A SA Ep JOYOUS HOLIDAY SEASON AND A PHOSPEROUS NEW YEAR. g?!VADM R. E. ADAMSON, JR. 15100 -W- ,D YK-,- .--fwfr It W T ,,f3,gEgmw,vrF?f - i' - , FM CINCLANTFLT TO USS VALDEZ BT UNO.AS 'THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL FOR YOLR HARD WORK AND DEDICATED SERVICE TIROIBHOUT 1976. I AM PROUD T0 BE ASSOCIATED WITH EACH OF YOU. THE HIESIDENT ASKED ME TO THANK YOU FOR HIM, TOO. IN HIS WORDS, OUR COUNTRY IS GRATEFUL. TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELVES AND YOUR FAMILIES STTWE A FINE HOLIDAY. KIDD." R ZIOoZUZ DEC 76 FM CINCUSNAVLUR LUNLON UK T? USS VALDEZ B UNQAS THE CELEBRATION Or' THE I:IRIH Ol' CHRIST AND COMMENORATION Ol- HANUEKAH ARE TIMES OF HAPPINESS, JOY, ANL REDEDICATION, THIS PERIOD IS ONE WHICH IS TRADITIONALLY SPENT WITH FAMILIES, REMEMBERIRG FRIENDS, AND MAKING RESOLUTIONS FUR THE COMIIB YEAR. CHRISTMAS CELEDRATES THE BIRTH Ol' A MAN, CALLED BY HIS EOLLOWERS 'THE PRINCE OF PEACE," WHOSE LIFE'S WORK WAS UKJEHTAKEN IN BELIEF THAT TRUE PEACE COULD ONLY F-E ACHIEVED THROUIH SACRIFICE. THAT BELIEF REMAINS ANCHORSTONE OF OUT PRUFESSION. TLXSETHER WITH OUR ALLIES, WE CARRY THE SHIELD WHICH ENABLES OUR COUNTRIES T0 REJOICE DURIIIS THE HOLIDAY SEASON. LET US RESOLVE TO CONTINUE OUR WORK DURIM3 THE COMIKS YEAR FOR 'PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD WILL TO MEN." TO YOU, THE MEMBERS DF OUR NAVY TEAM IN EUROPE. AND TO YOUR LOVED ONES, WIS. BAGLEY AND I DISH YOU A JOYOUS HOLIDAY SEASON AND A HAPPY EW YEAR. ADMIRAL DAVID H. BAGLEY, USN. IIDOU R 2407142 DEC 76 FM CTG SIX Zi-.nu TO USS VALDEZ BT UNCLAS HOME IS WHERE THE. HEART IS, FUR MANY MEMDERS OF TASK FORCE SIXTY THE HEART IS MANY MILLS AWAY WITH LOVED ONES IN THE UNITED STATES. I SINCERELY WISH THAT EACH OF YOU COULD SPEND THE HOLIDAY SEASON W ITH Yuuri LUVED ONES DUT DUTY AND CONSCIENCE DICTATE OTHERWISE THIS YEAR. IT IS YOUR SENSE OF DUTY AND CHRISTIAN CONSCIENCE THAT ENABLE YOU WORKIN5 AROUND TO REMAIN AT YOUR POST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, THE CLOCK TO SUPPORT THE POLICIES OF THE UNITED STATES AND THESE POLICIES ARE EASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF PEACE ON EARTH AND GOODWILL TOWARD ALL,MEN. Tu PROMOTE THESE BELIEFS IS THE BURDEN OF A FREEDOM LOVING NATION, A BURDEN LHICH YOU HAVE WILLIPGLY ACCEPTED IN ORDER THAT OTHERS MAY EE FREE. SECURE IN THIS PURPOSE WE SERVE WITH THE US, STREMSTHENS NJ UNITES US IN WHEREVER WE MAY CAN REJOICE NOW IN THE BIRTH OF CHRIST AND RENEWED INSPIRATION OF HIS MINISTRY WHICH GUIDES US A SPIRIT WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY BE. TO EACH MEMBER OF TASK FORCE SIXTY, MY EEST WISHES FDR A MOST MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BRIGHT, WARM AND HAPPY NEW YEAH. VADM EUGENE CARROLL BT 10180 FM CTG SIX ZERO PT TWO T O USS VALDEZ BT 'EVERY YEAR IT FALLS TO THE LOT OF A FEW BRAVE AND DEDICATED MEN TO BE AWAY FROM HOME DLIRIIB THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN DEFENSE OF THEIR HOME. THIS IS THE PRICE OF THAT FREEDOM WHICH WE AS AMERICANS HAVE ENJOYED FG? THE LAST TWO HUNDRED YEARS. AS WE CELEBRATE THIS HOLIDAY EAQN IN VARIOUS MEDITERRANEAN PORTS, YOU ARE LIVIP8 PROOF TO ALL NATIONS DEDICATED TO FREEDOM AND PEACE TIROIBHOUT THE WORLD. MY STAFF ADD I WISH THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF TG 60.2 A JOYOUS AND SAFE HOLIDAY iASON. RADM CLIFFORD." BT Wag the dog cxrpd Fycppirpegxg, of GIQPIQCITPGIQ clwcxgg be with gow v ', I I ,' T I 4,-1,11 ITA LL, flu I, f0T'S"TQ 'T,45"'5""1 mu! A 11' I " 1 f-727 , , ,.,,,CA,.Af 'T . ' Lf! f "W, 'Q' ,fZz,w, A gm' WWA SM 95254641112 gl.. IN- 7. 7Z9c!7F3 ef I If W L f 222 an 4 r V ,y ll 1- ,y.,T,-V, is--,a.wff,,,.Y, ,-M W ,. Nr- ,Q V LJ9.15gJw,a.:?:lhave'i::Ti-i2.'2P3,L',sfqff- :asf . .pxwf1.. H X. 5 . 4 fk1..fsLa-4gZ,a,:a.+mw.f2.zJ11.zi,J if 'H' ' W' ff-:.f:L."., .Q.1..J.4,. f -N 1 I . ' ' -, ' X ' 36.0, I A -.1R'rf'f ,723-'C if - - r- ' , K sf.-'fai'-J , 7 I. lf b ' 1 f y .Z.Z.f , .ff ACT 541 lRol1berg, Flores, Sherwood, Groboski, Miser, etc. . . Act more apt to draw flies than recording contracts. Morris Guitar Company's "BEST CUSTOMER AWARD" nominee. Could bring back poetry reading for entertainment. ACT fl- DeBerry: Move over Lou Rawls. Should have encored with "WHITE CHRISTMAS." ACT 7543 - Gurtizen Sn McC1imons: Permanent assignment as Tour Guides. Special evaluations due. Two pads each of special request chits, all with the NO block checked. ACT 75-14 - Mr. Baldwin 81, Handy: "Simple" and Gore Fink-el." "Special Effects" award for Handy's adjustable truss which allows him to hit those high notes ,vw ACT 7545 - Helo People CPD Act performed in the dark - GOOD! ACT 56 - Monroe 85 Marquez: Should stay an MC. Typical T politician. X - X , -fv4'l - ' "Wm ' r 'V'--.1 1 yi, .1 A - - ,, 'V ' --A 1, 'i' in ' T... l . A U -1 -I k - W - L , -' L! W' ' ,--.N .I I "Z Bari, Italy 29 Dec 76 - 4 Jan 77 101 BOXINGfWRESTLING SMOKER RESULTS. The aebudrb 06 the IA! Oecaabionai VALDEZI IBoIxffnQ7w7LIeA1Zf1ng Sh1IcTi'fi 251171 pafutLc,ipan,D5 Mom PRATT and TURNER pkoved the VALUEZMEN to be championb. In boxing, HTFN SONNVCALF and BT? CHARRON Aconed TKO'A oven rhein webpective opponenib. In wnebtling, VALUEZMEN nailed up an impnebbive 4 winb and I 2054 with STG2 OVERKOTT, BT3 ELLINGTUN, MMFN LAMBERT, LT MQNEIL winning by Fall and BTFN CANNON Loaing a Acnappy match to nib opponeni. In an exhibiiion maieh, STG3 PRICE Zobt to nib heavien opponent ENS BUTTERMORE. Tnanhb to all the paniicipantb the woaking panxy fhat gave tnein time to Aer up the anena, and TM2 HESKETT, LT SPEARS, SN SHERWOOU and SN KLEIN 501 The hefp in oggieiating. F I 1 1 in X WE- I u ' I ' g ,A- ,f"Af! , ,M I ff 0,944 14.1, nf.: fi' , I ff", 'lf '. , .vp 'fi K , E E 5, Q , 4 ,Mg 4 -zz-taafgzfazfrfi ff- -Af W ,fu , Ai"'f lfxika '4 L--4 1-A 5. ' l , N f, I xp' i Split, Yugoslavia 5 - 10 Jan 77 UGOSLAVIA culptuges TROVIC 4' W '31, W -in ff 1 m 'M pli was Q54 ZQ1 555 jig? 11 2511 1 '5-Z,-59 I 1 1 i 71 , 451 ZS MY 1 1.-1 1 1 .IVV I '1 1 1 dw! .439 -,Z 1 4241! 26J E . 11 1 'SWL 21. ,-'gm 1j 1 jx: : WW1 211 11 -5415 ' 'flff E ' V11 1 1 ff,-A'l '1 1 1, fwrl 51 Q35 111 1" 1 1 1 '11 1 Q11 nffu 1 1 F11 1511 11 1 Q . 1 1 AMY 1 3151 151 1 1 1' 7 1 1 1 , , 14, -V,,, 1 11 1 -?2if?1 ,1 1 1 x11 1 ii' I I 1 H115 1 11 1 11 I ,1 11 1 11 fJ1lJ 11 1 1 '11 ,frla 1 1 I, w1N1Q "1 11 I 1 51 11 1 1 1 ,I , ,, , 1 95 , ' : 1 yi -,1 1 1 1 1 1 2 541 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ,V 1 1 1 131 fl I 1 1 ,liw HQ .'IE 1. Q 1 Kill? ii.?Q-fl Il obrodogh Ha brod ffbx J 5,105.11 I 11 6 USS9s '1096p S V, 1 X Naples, Italy 24 Jan - 4 Feb 77 Q. t N I , . -w " ' -.wa "The Navy is in the same position as the VALDEZ on top, the most needed of the services but neither of us will stay there, we must work! . . , the Battle Efficiency E, the Communication C, the Engineering E and Supply E, this is a tremendous accomplishment. . ,. ,, 4 -f V I U4 A-i .ff fr ,fs fgar s , A ...... ...-, , Q f ,, . ADM David H. Bagley USN, CINCUSNAVEAUR 3 FEB 77 iq 2. FOLLOWING IS A MILSSAGIE RIECISIVIEIJ FROM CFU 6O.2.5, RAIN CLIFFORD: "I WAS PRCUD 'PO BIS PRESENT DURING YliSTERDAY'S VISIT BY CINCUSNAVEUR AND CXISIXTHFLT TO UNITS OF TG 60.2. 'DIE MESSAGE WHIGI WAS THERE AND CLEARLY PERCEIVED WAS ONE QUIITI' MATURE PROFESSIONAL UDMPETENCE. THAT IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE AND WHAT I EXPECTED AFTER OBSERVING YOUR PERFORMANCE RJR FCIJR FDNIHS. YOU DID'NT DISAPPOINT ME. KEEP UP THE GEDD WRX". VADM Harry D. Train II USN COMSIXTHFLT , K. VJ .X , . ,, .,,,.,, A ,ff 'E fl'j,l'T' ,,- 4 ' f ' -H' frflz-1151 "Z , ,f H, I-39' Q'L3Tf?? ' I ,, " 4 ,.1 " WY QU' f ' I ,. 3 Q, l ' 1- ,f::5.f'L'.f?i'-72 ff , ,ffm-f,,. :Ip 1 , ,LM y 4: fi" -J ,.' ff -' ff? '-. 'f74If,'yf, -1' N nf, " 1 LIT'-W ' Q?,g,,5,75f. GREECE e+z?1,2 1'ig9y9'f,,LTgp'1 ,if iff , , 1' 5 f -, f 1- 'f ff 4 K' p ffjgq, H I 1 3' " :rg -' T Q. I ' . , W, ' f p "Tm, Aecfzeft 05 Libefzig as cowwgd' I Pcfuiefiefs I lS5 ,el '4 if II I, 1. I Z, iw ,, p Acropolis 1 I- In I I 1 i I I I I' 1 4' 4 A 5 1 I 3,9 Athens, Greece 13 - 17 Nov 76 III I I I I I I I I I I 4 I I , - I I I I3 Legendary Olive tree Athena grew for peace. I4 ' I :II I Odeon, Modern, still used Temple of Zeus Theatre of Dionysis 5 BAC- R! 'S' W fi? f x ,, I .iz 'wi Operations When do we leave? Where do we go fron! here? What's our next port? How can I send a message to the admiral? What was the score of the Dallas - Washington game? Is that a Russian out there? Can someone fix this radar? Why doesn't the radio work? Can we get cable TV tonight? What do those flags mean? What does the Ops Department aboard VALDEZ do? They provide answers to questions such as those above and none do it better!! OC Division Whether it be flaghoist, semaphore, flashing light or by radio circuits, we get the information in - we get the information out. Be it messages concerning operations, a personal telegram to or from home, the news of the day . . . "OC" provides the means to converse with the rest of the world, providing an average of approximately 400 copies of messages daily. The circuits are manned 24 hours a day - seven days a week. During this cruise, a total of approximately 200,000 messages will be processed through Radio Central, not counting those passed from the bridge or CIC over radio circuits. To assist us in the rapid processing of this amount of paper, we have been provided with a 530,000.00 copying machine Cwhich seldom ever performs properlyj and three two-bit seamen fwho seldom perform properly eitherl. Since most of the paper generated by "OC" division is classified, it must be shredded or burned. If this shredded paper could be re-cycled, we could supply the officers and CPO's "CHARMIN" for a month or the crew for a year. If all this sounds impressive, a review of the majority of the messages handled would show that is closely resembles these last two paragraphs which is mostly Bravo Sierra. i 'KK ,f'9,,..f LCDR O.K. Spears III USN Z3 , - RMCS Fred W. Buchan- RM an USN Besoco, W.Va. RM2 Andy R. Dunlap USN Charleston Heights, .S.C. Maryville, Tenn. RMC Gary D. McBroom USN Charleston, S.C. RM2 William L. Hawkins RM3 Michael J. Schnei- USN Charleston, S.C. der USN Hastings, Neb. SM RMSN Mark G- Morse RMSA Paul M. Brissette USN Midland, Tex. USN Burton, Mich. ENS James E. Buttermore USN Charleston, S.C. SM2 Frederick M. Gilbert USN Dansville, N.Y. RMSA Carl E. McMaster USN Irondale, Ga. SMSN Michael W. Moore USN Traveler's Rest, S.C. FN James W. Kunckel, jr., USN Iron River, Wisc. , H qs 1, OS1 Tyrone M. Robinson USN Charleston, S.C. OS2 john F. Marias USN San Francisco, Calif. OSSN Mack K. Wright USN Harriman, Tenn. fp.-Y W.-..n.,-.-ff n. .w-L.- rfff- - ......-.,,... .-.. , - 4:-f nam-ue. .'. .1 Sw wiki YS 9 I W1 N- 'fffffS.,.-,ff:..,-ifnf- W A ...Ng .:,..gsy. an zgm s :.g3j...4g5A Q.. f 5'-TN N .": 'Ly-. Ani? sf nw, ,,,,,,,, v T. . 92 is' 152 N lf., XX. 5 sk -.5-.2 if- E:E Q ' S -tri. 5- ' .- S ?2Q2?hfi ' Z . V 'N igga f X' ' si n wifi ' aswaxb 2 qw WZ Zvi FU V31 55 ES: go 9-P' 59 Ps: YS. m. U3 OSC David E. Baty USN Charleston, S.C. OS1 John A. Tobin USN osz Donald R. Handy Clinton-I0Wa USN Huntington, Ind. ENS Jerome P. Rapin USNR OSSN Robert L. Burwell II, USNR Massillon, Ohio OSSA Charles E. Ward USN Burleson, Tex. OS OSSN Steven R. King USN Westminster, S.C. OSSN Wade E. Wilder USN Eutaw, Ala. Livonia, Mich. CIC Officer OSSN Carlos G. Flores OSSN Charles W. O'Rear USN Ponce, Puerto USN Cullman, Ala. Rico . OI Division The men of the Combat Information Center are first of all a team. From sensor operator to plotter they are gathering the information necessary to fight a modern warship Coordinating the inputs from VALDEZ' many sensors combat comes up with the complete picture. Air, surface and, sub-surface plots are assembled and information disseminated throughout the ship. From telling which way the wind is coming from to localizing and coordinating attacks on enemy submarines, call on the "team". Y . ' 'V 111 V - ,aa iii f - 5 42564 J ' f UQ. 4. ,S AH . . 11 T . 525' ' f a 3 ' 1 Q 'wifi 3 WN. ,. f Q . ,fu 1 7 l 11,3 1 . ew 'Q N' V T F -my 1 V x f 1 , 1 fi 5 A I 'ge V2 ws., 'm' 9W-W he ,N 4' Florence, taly WW ,,,..fw..4 "Birth of Venus" BOTTICELLI ,, ,L ,ya . fb, , , s ,F bww' 1 X 12.23 3' '5 35 "DAVID" M1che1ange1o 'f""fr7rf"1'r-4'--'ww-ff-fvnw-e - ' , ,pi .K '- f f 'f "mira -,,, fan N. NP ln an xiii" 'Nay-tw 3 ,-vs. 1 mf3'w.'3 ,f , ,rg 3214.1 'f -Q, g T, if -1 f ,xy G A Gate of Paradise L. GHIBERTI V , ,TL , ,iffy f US!! f 3' A , 2 " F 'Wm L1vorno, Italy 9 18 Feb 77 ' ,, ,Aff M. Q14 iggl N wi.. .4 . 3-e .11 ' ' 2. gif if T sw QQ i Q - J LMA gg if if 1 , ,J .X Complete Works of Michelangelo, Medici Chapel l l . I r i I 1 . 4 1 i 5 i I 1 F L 5 I M Sarcophagus of Dante Sarcophagus of Michelangelo E 71 tr n',J .f ,fl i .I ,n ,ll 4 '.1 M Z a i 's -1 Q 4 4 4 I 5 1 ,1 I -1 4 5 N '1 ,, 1 1 .i 4 1 4 V i Tl is ' v 1 l 'Q . ei ll ? 1 1 Ml l .Vi G s I 5 7' M I, xmwms ll Cathedral St Croce Florence I L 1 1 1 1 I 1 .u a ' is Y.. . U , H MMM , H, ' ,.'5f ..-. - - 11, , C qs, iff: yu 1- Lv 5,5- -jr' , 3 Q Ip., - , '93 f, fm 4 25 t ,M 1 I Y .' :LQA11 QW' Nice, France ' F3 he Alps XNW an Monaco Palace of Princess Grace , 61 Casmo of Monte Carlo 1,-, .. 1 - 'WZ fA"l'Q'2"5-'Mfr-"'A:5, I I".'ffgi-"T..'f:1'!""' . ..g'w'fV? -'fT',:'f.'iz..fF M. . , " r .jf ' ' ' "1 ENS Richard E. Gade USNR Pensacola, Fla. EMO ET if' EW N3 ETN3 Thomas C. McCli- mans USN Titusville, Fla. ETRSA David E. Rainey USN Trenton, Mich. GE Division "ET's? Armed with meters and tweakers these guys are constantly in search of a few haphazard, mischievious electrons who plot to destroy electronic equipment. With our minus nine drift factor we manage to put up with the everyday problems the navy has to offer. If our current rises We express our un-biased opinion for the good of the shop. We are a nuisance to the officers, a plague to Supply. and a constant recurring designated target to the OS's. Like current We take the easiest path. To the crew member with a faulty tape player we are a miracle in disguise. Besides We are the only division led by a bald eagle." 1V1 ' ' s ion "The function of the electronic warfare gang involves activity, both passive and active throughout the entire electromagnetic world. All signals we monitor in search of those dubious, sly, slinky emissions that might exploit the ramifications of our ship. Even though our operation might be of a suspicious nature, one must remember it is through our activity in which a threat will receive the error in the dangle of the bank. Not that we possess a pessimistic View in characters of questionable nature for it must be remembered that in God we trust, all others we monitor." ETN3 William A. Pollard USN Galesburg, Ill. ETR2 Wallace D. Rich- mond USN Buffalo, N.Y. if if , EWSN Gary C. Walters USN Hamburg, N.Y. EW3 james D. Harrison, Jr. USN Louisville, Ky. if 7 'g 5' fa., 2 ' f -I ,f ' qw. !'7"7 ff ' 4 'fwfff Q3 f' z ' f . 2 1 52.4" ,cw j' .g 2 1 I . ' ' 15" Hay., . we f. 2 X 2 M: f V ' f f ff if 5' is ...r ETC Lawrence J. Albrecht USN Charleston, S.C. mln, t EWC James R. Bledsoe, jr. USN Jacksonville, Fla. ETR2 Charles J. Gurtizen USN West Chester, Pa. tg 513 xgyqg-N-sy-Q--X. V N. .F .Y .. .. , ,xx I X S X X wx-. A Q A 1:Q.-ii Xi IRS- if -- '-.,' ' if i f ms-ss' is-Yr .-mf . .-' .. ml- : is 1234.52 ss S Si ' " Q' is: 's QA-ss fx X X X S ,s Qs' S f X 1 sb Qs X ' XX, X X X X cg, g X .f s 1 :N ,M il 1. rg . E . 7 EWSN Gary E. Chiavini USN Peoria, Ill. Quai-. A- A. A , Q ,mwv Y: J -f-.karma ., ' ,W ,V 1 ' f"' '- . -- :- . A-.445 . g,. , . . . H X 4 A 0 V hd! :A I' 'I ' ' " 'P' in-..:'7:It"!97'Q5Q'i: 3:4161 - -.4-?1!l'l--...v - -. . ,-- - M. .. X 3 .,...... Supply The mission of the Supply Department is to provide complete consumable, equipage, and repair part support to all shipboard departmentsg provide a general mess, ship's store, laundry and, barber facilitiesg perform logistic management functions, integrate financial management operations to provide the Commanding Officer with factual data which will contribute to the efficient and economical management of the shipg provide technical guidance and advice in budget formulations, evaluation, review, and executiong provide disbursing servicesg maintain pertinent recordsg render prescribed reports and returnsg maintain all spaces assigned to the departmentg and perform all military duties assigned. The Supply Department, in order to accomplish its mission, is manned 24 hours a day. Service is its motto and is rendered willingly and expediently at all times. Each job in the department has a direct bearing on either the well-being and morale of the individual crew member or the operation of the ship, therefore the efficiency of the ship is either degraded or enhanced by how the supply department responds to the demands of the ship and its crew. M fi in SKC Ronald G. Hook USN Bellefonte, Pa. , 1 X 1 Z! ENS David C. Ruff USNR Tupelo, fy Q4 Miss. Disbursing Officer K NOT PICTURED yyyvy SH3 Charles R. Bridges USN 'fff2ef ww.l.u f SN Mario Caban USN MSSR Brett M. Welch USN LT James M. Robertson III, USN Charleston, S.C. MSC Vernon E. Harrison USN Ladson, S.C. s'm"?' 4? Z, 'llkgyik -JP, jy 9 I' 1.112731 ., .3 MSI "J" "T" Howard USN Charleston, S.C. :V '- - 4' ,.-'.1:""vf'."',,f"f7' , i ' U ' i 0 'V V f. '. if QE f , , fs 4 1- , kj ' " Q rf- . .,.., V. V1 61143, MSI Ben Owens, Jr. USN VinegarBend,Ala. Supply Officer ,4 NU CIMXIV , Agn I l aff! ..-f" PN , , 5 f J I ge? K, , N, l xx ff 5 SK -v 4, ff A .M lf., 'I 1' 'li QW. .m N , f , fy f 'V ZW , , f ,rf .ff-Z ' X , 1 C 75 3 , "' ' 74, gf, f f 4, we'-'Hz , . 7.1-95, Why! Z1 slrr f l MS1 Rogelio A. Cortez USN Charleston, S.C. SK1 Charles E. McDaniel USN Dothan, Ala. f,-7" ff?"-l.l'1lEl f M I ,fj 1:+"l1..Af2u'3'7"7'lVll15534 7' U47 44: fl? ffii,-f'-Sir' MJM. 1L'P-5,g21qv:.'----,V 'iflf sys, 3ss5,':??? " f' ' A Li' ' ,L H U J ,R f X, Ni? fs- 4 - .fy el?" X375 ' ' gifs? sw", ga A--.4'4 nr r ,uf '- . -N1 .,-L "-A ' 2, ....-.,4'12-'A,f- 1-1 T EFL 135-1 A-'Z 1,l'Ej1,-Viif' -if--j 31 .fifgp-l 2-i.3,Ag-53,1-k,'-, ir? iff 'WS--Effg ,' a fats llj 554-, g 1 .- we EX l 3 x .f X . A X uf' HSS VAZTDSZ 3?-1096 25 NOV 76, Brinidisi, Italy f Wfi, ,ff . .f,fz, MS3 Leonardo B. Gabaya USN Bataan, Philippines MS2 Mario D. Danque USN Charleston, S.C. ' , 1 ,11 VV ' ' 'S 7 :ff 2 'fl I I fe' ,J 1 DKY1 Florentino E. Jacin- SH1 Charles W. Hedges SH2 John W. Davenport to USN Charleston, S.C. USN Charleston, S.C. USN Charleston Heights, S.C. F ...,,, -1 SH DK Carving our turkey I ,A fl. I A-V ! - f, ,f .:, ,. lsfsrl 1 ,,,,, Q , ,mf Mag? . X i ,,, SK2 Armando C. Rodri- SKSA Charlie Arellanes SK2 p M gues USN Hurley NM. James ' urphy USN Las Vegas, N.M. USN Kankakee, Ill. 4 mwah 443.41 rp :mm ,M 1' ,-,.. - v.. , .,1,' . . 1,,.:, , . 1 ., ,Q , N . '1W5Lxq.4-,:. '.-'...,.,','.-':y..j --,rig Mwybmbifnwi 99 N I 3 f Q ' i n 4 Yin,-F if-1 11 Jan '77 SHSN Glen F. Deschene USN Stephen, Minn. DINNER USS VALIEZ SPECIAL DEAL ER THE HJMJ A SKSN Donald L. Jamison USN Chattanooga, Tenn. U.S.S. VALDEZ F.F.l096 CHRISTMAS MENU CHILLED TOMATO JUICE SHRIMP COCKTAIL ROAST BEEF TENDERLOIN NATURAL BEEF GRAVV ROAST LOIN OF PORK CREAMV PORK GRAVV WHIPPED POTATOES CORNBREAD DRESSING SEASONED BROCCOLI HOT CORN ON THE COB BOWL OF CRISP SALAD GREENS RELISH TRAV ASSORTED OLIUES CUCUMBER, ONION SALAD FRENCH DRESSING BLUE CHEESE DRESSING ASSORTED BREADS HOT ONION ROLLS BUTTER ICE CREAM CHOCOLATE TOPPING CHOPPED NUTS RAINBOW PIE SLICED FRUIT CAKE COFFEE MILK TEA COLD DRINKS ASSORTED NUTS HOLIDAY CAKES ii fgifig A . 3 I fir. a , y my f , , -If SHSN Carl M. Davis jr. SHSN Michael G. SH3 Terry C. Bohmer USN Palestine, TX Fischetti USN New USN Minneapolis, Minn. York City, N.Y. SHSA Hugh D. Flennery USN Fort Wayne, Ind. . SR Larry I. Young USN Garfield Heights, Ohio ll"iflfllillfiflfiiffllUllflflfifflffiz GO 5 g I I O 'HHS CIIITWN AWD 501 IS UYUD VOR 2 I PASSAGE TN BOARD USS YALTTIQZ HW : : 'TIUY SECOND HALF UF llfl' LTURRFQVT : N : PUYDITERRANTQN UIEPIDYFIVNT. STI : THF FXTCITTIVF UFFICTR TDR FDRI' : ESKJNIF: Ii 'rlJI2f: C5 : DETAILS TIPHHJUHNC THIS ONCI- ': -Q-..-.. .-.Q-Q-. a IN-A-LIFITTIHIE 0FT7lfRff I : lg I ll D ' 'r a Ex- . 1 11 Af r : GN : JJ 5 rilu N ! 'lnnonnnliiniffh niiiinoilsllliil m " . III' ' A I' ,gli 4 Ts F gl H 'Y C I a . -I i If Ili F fs L 2.1 -J . I I fi ii If xxv 1 Al 5 I Vi M I? ,, I N1 152 'II if fl 5. 2 5 1 I I 1 1 ! Ba rcelona, SP8 11'1 20 MGT ' Apr X X f f X X X "Little Snowflake" ix "' M!'Ak J Vf Wgifff I .. Z , I I 153, X? Q I ' x Q, ,- J 1,3 , g PICASSO Or1 8 mal I ' ' U f' 2 ,VM ,. . g. ,, ., vf f , 7 ,Ayn " -, .A., -' Montserrat, Spain -.. if -- M , . ,, ..- .ff , .',LL.'.,J , . ,L A 54 Q L ' N . if - - K 1596, Q .V MSM, ., M..-X.. . fd The embarked LAMPS Detachment forms an integral part of the escort capability of the ship, In addition to Anti-submarine and Anti-ship missile defence. the Air Department provides logistics support. photo surveillance, naval gunfire spotting. search and rescue KSARJ and, medevac services. The detachment is aboard during underway periods, returning to their parent squadron in Mayport, Florida for homeport and yard periods. When deployed, Detachment Two is, for all practical purposes. a miniature squadron. It performs nearly all the functions of, and is organized the same as their parent command, HSL-36. The Officer-in-Charge assumes all command responsibilities for the Det and also heads the safety department. The Assistant Officer-in-Charge runs the Operations and Navigation department. while a third officer directs the functions of Maintenance and Supply department. A fourth officer controls the administrative tasks and serves as division officer. Of the eleven enlisted men assigned. nine are maintenance rates and two are aircrew. There are three metalsmiths assigned KAMS. AMHJ. These men are responsible for the condition and maintenance of the helicopter's airframe and corrosion control. There are two jet engine mechanics CADJJ assigned who maintain the engines in top condition. These men are also responsible for the rotor systems and drive components. Two electricians QAED take care of the power supply and distribution systems plus the aircraft instrumentation, and one electronics technician QATJ and one anti-submarine warfare technician KAXJ maintain the H-2 RadiofRadarfASW systems and components. The two anti-submarine warfare operators CAWJ serve as part of the flight crew. and operate the aircraft sensors, In addition to the jobs these men were originally trained for. they must also perform the tasks of aviation storekeeper KAKJ. aviation bookkeeper QAZJ, aviation ordnancemen CAOJ. and aviation boatswains mate KABF. ABI-IJ. They also cross train to a great extent in each other's rates, and serve as plane captains. LSE, and firejcrash party. These professionals are undoubtedly the most versatile and experienced of any of their counterparts in any other aviation community. Air HSL-36 Det 2 .- z SIMS' - fr.: "' ,, if, '.,. X X Qgliaiirwnwia . --"wnvrw.'1 1 : -1 :gf'?2,"'511Q, C... .. - .... ..,, ...s...w ..4V .. ,.,L. W r ' QI, I T X F ai y ' iii f l ' ""M-"' f 1 - l' lglwfffei ' fi 1 r A 'KET Egg? X t --" rs- sl, I "WAYS ooo Ngo! FHKACHUTE' fc:f,La2,' , '- LT Maurice M. McNeil USN gif, jacksonville, Fla. Air Ops V7 I 714 : A i A f Q. f 3, pf. ,gg f-3,4 ff f W Q5 M 7 A I7 W - K as X v 12 X X f gf f f 7 N X f X 7 X 4 f 75 6 it f if Q H, . , J f W Vw ifx sw? fi f 2 fs f f f f fl Q f Y 'wifgsw me mf4z.'- M'1'!ff"' gg.-.f ,yf wwf- ' ff,fffMfa,, f ff. '4 MQW" X77 ff? .1 WZ , W W7 , WK M 4 jfgff 42 ' efffif EAW fffflf H207 , fa :im 1, 'W L75fM5W?QWSfZfiwff 1 jizz? 3-Tfishffifi - W pm 'Q ' 'ff if .fz ff X fse W 4,?" '. ,. t, ff W. 4 L- ! 2 f .- W. Way: f .jyayyig e J . " HW fff, fi! 3' -05,4 . way? , .,,, ,, X41 4 LT Richard D. Childers USN Jacksonville, Fla. O-In-C LTJG Philip B. Wallace USN Mayport, Fla. Air Maint LTJG john J. Durkin, jr. USN Jacksonville, Fla. Air Admin. 70 3 do AM AMHC Arthur R. AE1 Donald L. Standish McDowell, jr. USN Folk- USN Mayport, Fla. ston, Ga. 3 ADJ1 USN Warren D. Vanwey Jacksonville, Fla. v ev -1- 4-'W Af lv M 3' "W it A A A , A 592 . e , wzw me ., ., V. H . , I, A ,Q , g, , ., it - ,,,., JJ- 35.33 A. . 1.1,,1ffg?Q5g'.,, -2. "1 A, M35 ,g.Q1.,. - .- ":ll':' -bear AT2 Donald M. Bashus USN Plattsmouth,Neb. AW1 Charles E. Redden USN jacksonville, Fla. AD we N, 1 qw . f' , ! X sw vga-, 5 X I Ari m y ,, .W Q , N etsl ,L ff wmgirsfl w f, 'f ,f Wlfsfszyh. gi s- fws, wfww, f ,. sw , sr,-,iigfll 6,41 ' ' f X ',-g ' hi f -s NVQ f fflkf-fw.f 5- 'g fl ,Nl Ntv1fs?,7" X L e be S X S L Q , V X sk ,sew 1 ' .H .. 4,5 , ,QM - 'K as mf . 3 . w' Q ' -I " Y fun- " ',, 'aft isa , 1 '- 4. ly, Y " + of M wx? sf JS" Q7 ' .4....7' .sakffm v t M. .mv-M "' ' V Wxfrf Nt ADJ3 Dennis A. Saccoccio USN Cranston, R.I. AW3 Kim B. Sheppard USN Richmond, Va. AMS3 Kim L. Bowers USN Kokomo, Ind. C! QS k'6'1".Q EQ.-Q... AE3 Carl R Gojohn Jr AX3 jefferey N. Hollister AMSAN Walter K. Peav- ' ' k N USN Miami'F1a- ' USN Canastota, N.Y. ley USN ,IHC S011 -J- N'l" . 5, 4 MASH. :PWM I f 'fy fsf Q 2' bi6l f?ghvG45 4 Af 1 ,aff f X , 1 2 -' iv , - gn. .gukufwx-vf f f X A Wil' Wan: f -, ' ii M mf yf Q,mM,fW,'!JMMf"ffW,,w., x 1, . , V I 4 .W f f MMA- Af 6 3 f A 04 W ,f g v . wk , Z., V , ffw f Z wgwy, 2 MP2 X Q , I I A fin 5 fx . KKK wk 'Ng XYAQ....x-svx bi Q N..' M X ni Xxgx - X ." - X ,. ,M -'-- f--' ---------W -- v-- M.. X ,Mnv-.--V-Y - LL . ::.l"XLi.Jilln,x QT, '-LZ-iiul-:'..3'l1LIJF74 My 1- ' 'W ,Z M 1, ff W! fwf 5 X 7- ,f 4 'Af 3 , 'ft 7 ' H " Zh ' QP Z, ,R L- wg f, -wp., , ff? Q3-' MDA f ,Jfxl ,vwgw 1 ,. -D, f 1. . ,z WL, A v-A 11 fl A L. ff., Special vents R 0125112 Nov 76 FH NAVREGHEDCEN CHARLESTON sc TC Uss VALDEZ BT UNCLAS !fNZ17DD!! REQ PASS TO STG2 ROBERT J. ovDRxoTT: CONGRATULATIONS, YOUR WIFE GAVE BIRTH TO A IG POUND 5 oUNcD BABY Boy AT 1554 ON D1 Nov 76. w1FD AND SON DOING FINE BT NA wggpw Aw ww, 402 .MNA me QW , iyxzfjfvs 1113 R945 fi3i5iiiz5?5 ESR iiii????i 1,'- 7 f'Q3 qbhr I 4 1 1 I I , V1 . f y 1 , ff -f ff, ' X 4 1. w Y V 1 1 17N V76 NON EVENT 10 NOV 76 Visit of Sen. D F Bartlett CR Okla Sen. Sam Nunn D. Ga.D NON EVENT BO OCT 76 NN A SECNAV Visit Rota, Spain INCI-IOP an QUTCI-IGP A NNNN vz CZ CL m PPO5 O25 'EFA-a""I'EoM" 4, R IIIIASZ APR 77 15?----52 1,1 fly FM COMSIXTHFLT I5g"--355N Qgygip TO uss VALDEZ TITLE 'TFT' Q:,:'fx1'j,,Qg -,,- 'f - INFO CTF SIX ZEHO . '2,UUc.v1k:1i.L' 1:14-' HI." .2 COHCRUDESGRU TWELVE yg3r---igi55-- ,., QYVTXX CINCUSNAVEUR LON20'I UK 'piggy---35-L-V Q- QNU6 M cor1NAvSrJ11fLA'11 NORFOLK v 'J-AL -76 I I CINCLANTFLT TORFOLK VA comozsnov SIX ..E,.. .-.E ,E,, COMDESRUN FOUR I ncsr 01111 I ::1sT11o,f2,1 m --T T-,-"fH515' ur1:LAs E F T o ff'1o1ssT-ff OUTCHOP I. UPON VALDEZ' OLITCHOP FIIODI SIKTHFLI. I EXTEIT, HY PERSONAL THANKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE. YOU HAVE DEVIONSTRATED SUPERIOR PEHFO:1I'fANCE A- CROSS THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF MED UPS. INCLUDING NATIONAL 'XEEH XXII, ASU IIIEEK. ITE. TRAIIIIIIIG ANICHORAGES. SPECIAL OPS. AND SILSPIIFICANT 'PORT VI LITS. VALDEZ'HAS PITOVE'-J HERSELF A HIGHLY CDPASLE ASH' PLIITFCRPI, MATCIIING EFFECTIVE UFE OF SENSOHS L1'ITH AGGHESSIVE A'ID LNIHUSIASTIC PROSECUT ION OF BOT'-I EXE-TCISE AND REAL-UUOHLD CONTACTS. YOU HAVE MADE A PART ICULAR F7O'IT?IIF3I,ITIO"! AS A I.A"IPS UNIT. GJTH IN ASIA' ATL! IN DEVEL- OPPIENIT AND EVALUATION OF HAHPTJOV "lIE2LSILE THCTICS. THIS WORK IN PART- ICULAR WILL HAVE LASTING VALUE FOR THE IIIIHPOFVJ-?"'7'.IIPPED UTITS 'POOH TO JOIN THE SIXTH FLEET. YOUR CAPACITY FUR LfIPL'JPIA"Y .VL P1IOwIOTIN'E GOOD WILL 'AAS PROVENI IN YOUR HIGHLY SUfTEfS.SFUL VISIT TO SPLIT. YLITTO- SLAVIA. OVERALL. VALDEZ HAS AI-IPLY PO:1 NE OUT TH? HISH EXPECTATIUNS GENERATED BY WINNING THE SOUADRON BATTLE EFFICIENCY "E" THIS YEAR. IT HAS SEEN A PLEFISUAE TO HAVE VALDEZ ON OUR TEAR". WELL DONE TO ALL HANDS AND HAVE A SAFE. SRICJOTI-I TAI? HOME. VADI'I HARRY lj. TRAIN, II, USN. BT 050 5 .. , .. , .,, 2 'IQ'-4.5l1r-xlryk.. LI Ill-'f35:i'a 'I' P11 3.53: -TQ W' IN EfAuiff:" .'ft:vff 7Qr.'i'.g15. ,' 4 1 .. I J mf' ."sT IIT IH' , ' PA JA-, :T Talk S 11 Q54 VZCZCLMIIZACA6 R 0915052 APR 77 FM CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK T0 COMCRUDESGRU TWELVE COPIDESRON FOUR uss I-'RANIQ.IN D ROOSEVELT uss RICHMOND K TURNER uss CLAUDE v RICKETTS uss RICHARD L PAGE uss WILLIAM v PRATT uss JESSE L BROWN If, uss vALoEz uss SARSFIELD 'fi-1 uss NEOSHO mro COMSIXTHFLT CTF sxx ZERO CTF'SIX THREE CINCLANTFLT NORFOLK VA COPINAVSURFLANTWIORFOLK VA COMNAVAIRLANT NOR FOLK VA FOCCEUR LONDON UK BT UNG.AS E F T O If NZJJOOIZVX I',,, -I I .I I fmarwx- I T.lIi...Z5j-.IEEEEO Q 'lv Z I fy 1 - I X66 K io E ors I Eff suF"'-fzgggf gba? FARENE L 1. YOUR DEPARTURE FROM NAVEUR MARKS THE END or A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL DEPLOYMENT T0 THE MEDITERRANEAN. YouH PERFORMANCE AS A GROUP HAS BEEN EXEMPLARY. AND You HAVE s1sH1E1cANTLY CONTRIBUIED TO THE ET IN YOUR Ro1E AS UNOFFICIAL READINESE or THE SIXTH FLE . - ANBASSADORES OF sooo WILL, YOUR CONDUCT ASHORE HAS FULLY SUPPOHTED THE NAvY's OVERSEAS DTPLUMACY RESPONSIBILITIES. EEST WISHES Fon A SAFE RETURN HOME AND A WELL-DESERVED REUNION WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. ADMIRAL DAVTD H. BAGLEY. END OF TEXT DISREGARD FOLLOWING H N5 mfezf 2111 N51 N5 IS were If N21 N51 N5 If N521 A1571 mf Nefcoof13RE HI' DA D46 sf. -f X-., , A 7 ...A . , I if I I Wi? E 5' i Ks 2-.fuk I ' E . 3, A 2. BRAVO ZUILJ. The following nnssaqc was received from commander Task Poroe SixtybSix ocncerning the performance of all units assigned no Cruiser Destroyer Group Twelve: ICNS C11 THE FINE DEPIDYMBTI' THAT YOU, YOUR SHIPS AND YOUR DBAHCED AIR UNITS ARE NON CG"IPI.ETENG. YOUR IAORK IAS ORANGE OJNMIINDIER IN NATIONAL WEEK XXII WIS I-IXCI1.LIiN'I'. WBAPPIIIICIATIS YCJIII CIlI'I'R1BU'I'IQX1S E REBER OF THE SIXTH FIKEI' ANTI-SUBMARINE NARFARE TTJXM. SNKXTFH SAILING HOME." A I 2 I I I I I 1 A I 4 f '.7:f',' fi' I A sf, L, ,. AW, 5 I Im: I 1 if If I?" 11,4 I1"4 . E. If -A -13 rj! H! 4 1 rl 'T' ,. vw '-:: 'Y -. 'F ,, r x I I 1 I I I I I I fff mm ucv:-rff, A' A-H Milan-ws5sffgA-gin' ff V .T E 'A " . H H ' 'A -- E- A- - A A --- A f --. E 4 -E 1 u 'V .. ..,...EL.. .x..,.A .v ' N , V -r W' 4' A A 1- f S NNNN V " 7 vzQcLr-TPPUATEA - pr, WN ,g.. -'f 131414142 APR 77 ' ' ., "-,gf --2 '75 HELANTISUBRO: '- 1' . ' 1 "'- E? USS VM-DEZ 4 LIGHT THREE SIX 3.1 JVVNA4'-7-I l:NCIfA:MEVF T o ffrmwwff PERSONAL FOR co - ERY PRO . A LAMPS DET rUR YBUROVSTTYESSSSESQQLE To PROVIDE YOU AWD VALDEZ VITH DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO YO ' 'rw' DEPLOYMENT' THEM SUCCESS IS THAN PSOVED THAT I-MPS is EFFORTS AUD LEADERS TP. VALDEZ HAS MORE FOR ,HE FUTURE. PLEASE Mas TOJUST A BETTER TDEA. 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