Valley Forge (CG 50) - Naval Cruise Book

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s 2 C Fwd QQ, Wjygvf, I f , 9162 Y Si . u QL i We BE . move DW erous were 1 wh-S his U , 4 WN: Am from r Wd 'DW 2355? W1 PM HIE ww ation' W I 4 N N K TT: ml fm W WE, 'W WRT W: 'Wu QT M QE SE F1 YE: 4 Hero: Stephen Boneham with Petty Schwenk, who rescued him and three others. Pictures: TREVOR PZNDER Navy hero saves four ' raging sea BX JEREMY KELLY FOUR fishermen plucked from treach- erous Bass Strait were saved by a fresh-faced rookie on hrs . first active l'l'llSSlOI1. A 21-year-old crewman from the American guided missile cruiser gJSS volley Forge dived xnto raging seas to rescue the men, who were trapped in a half- submerged catamaran. Petty Officer Geoff Schwenl-: was woken about Sam yesterday and told "there was a situ- ation" and he Was required to be the "swimmer", The rookie and former school pool champion from Indiana grabbed his wetsuit, fiippers and face maslrand headed for a waiting helicopter. Valley Forge com- mander Bill Hoker said coneirions were treacherous. j'There were 50-knot mnds and a 12-ft ifour- menrel swell. Those kind of seas twist a ship like YOH're wringing our a dish rag," he said. The four men rescued - all 'xdctorians in their 305 - had sent distress calls aier the two engines or mem catamaran Catch- 22 failed and the boar was swamped by Waves. They were on rheir way from King Island to Mel- bourne after a fishing trip. The Valley Forge was . HEI. cali too rough to send ship dispatches call is disabled. being Homecoming: three of the rescued dshermen are escorted ashore. heading the same way and about 20 nautical miles from the catamaran when it heard a rnayday signal. The eight-metre shark-class catamaran was about 28 nautical miles od Lorne. Cdr Hoi-:er said: "We knew We couldnt put a boat in the Water to edect any sort of rescue because it was just too dangerous. You would have just ended up with more bod- ies overboard." A helicopner was dis- patched in darkness and Petty Oflicer Schwenk was lowered into the sea to helps each of the four stricken iishennen into a harness to Winch them to safety. "They were all smiles," he said. 'They were pleased to see someone." He said he wasryt daunted by the near- darkness and swirling winds that tossed around the helicopter as it low- ered and raised him. "I was just happy to be there and help those he said. But the helicopter hoist operator Lt Aaron Valdez said his mate was a hero. "I thought he'd have big trouble," he said. One of the rescued men, catamaran owner Stephen Boneham, 30. of Frankston saidhe and the others had stood in the partially-submerged craft with water up to their waisbs for two hours oe- fore they were saved. Mr Boneham said he had vomited "about 30 times" during the ordeal and was dehydrated when the Valley Forge came to the rescue. "lt was still a buzz to see the warship and those guys," he said. The other three crew members - a 30-year-old from Boronia, a 31-year- old from Sorrento and a 36-year-old man from Black Rock - were not injured The Valley Forge and its 369 crew Later docked at Melbournes Station Pier. P I H - Y f R Qwswqxww I Q 'V C I rr i T I fl T 1 I A 1 Q 1 w Q I I 1 A K Y l F 1 X C " 4 i , A I I A l ll wr raduating from the United States Na- 'l val Academy in 1979, CDR Hoker's first shipboard tour was aboard USS Niagara Falls QAFS-53, in San Francisco, Cali- fornia, where he was assigned Division Of- l ficer duties for Deck, Gunnery, and Auxiliary Machinery. After departure in 1985, CDR 'T Hoker attended the Naval Postgraduate NT School in Monterey, California, where he gl y earned his Masters of Science in Operations ,wi Research. Following graduation, CDR Hoker completed two Department Head tours as Operations Officer for USS Sample QFF-10487 and Commander, Destroyer Squadron 25 in l Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Duty on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff in Washington DC was next, as analyst and briefing officer for the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks. In 1991, CDR Hoker transferred to the United States ell' Central Command in Manama, Bahrain, to so work as the Assistant Surface Operations Of- 10. alot A 5, Bl i HEL? mt l h EEE ficer. Returning to shipboard duty as Executive Officer, CDR Hoker was assigned to USS Lake Champlain fCCI'57D in San Diego, California. Duty on the Secretary of Defense staff was next, where he provided analytical support for various defense plans and procurement pro- grams. Highlights of CDR Hoker's career include several deployments to the Arabian Crulf as well as the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans, ex- perience in planning and executing significant US Naval actions in the Arabian Gulf, and an ex- change tour to the Soviet Union. He has earned the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commen- dation and Navy Achievement Medals. CDR Hoker somehow convinced his high school sweetheart, the former Isabel Flores of Annapolis, Maryland, to marry him. They have two wonderful children: Derek 4149, and Lisa 6125- U ' oct-so Cf-3 Q ML' ,AL N 15 11.-.NIV Gr Q3 F' I G , R. Q9 Li u 4 J I .-at 04,4 v I 5 I , I 1 I 5 i 1 3 E cs' 'S S .5 -JE 1 g ,g yy Y R V, I K I X .V I I I , K, ' . A f 1 . r ' " -f '. , ' f, 4 rf 1 1 u'f,'wzYz'v:'5f-1241WXf.-MXfwzfmffiffmff4VV if - . . K nj, --f . C ,, . ,lf-y:,.f.y,:gnfff,q,y,f?M MQ, ,K fy .5 ff A ., . . . - ' .1 I , n fz,gWf.y:-,Z f' f .I ' 1 It flfiivf .4 I: ,Q I X - . - 1 V ,I - - . V 13.9 5. fig.g,4gf:c'Sf'f"i'fi,gif,1.i,fjf,'g2q1i631ifLieiigfzii-QZQEW4555255 gif, , i . . . 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During f this tour he earned a Master of Business Administration ff from University of Maine. l Following his initial shore tour and Department Head I School in Newport, Rhode Island, Lieutenant Commander I Melin served as Operations Officer on USS HARRY W. HILL QDD 9865, and USS REEVES CCG 241. In October 1995 Lieutenant Commander Melin reported p for a two-year tour as Flag Secretary for Commander, Lo- l gistics Group Western Pacific located in Singapore. Follow- ing that tour he reported to the Naval War College in New- l port, Rhode Island where he graduated with a Master of I i Arts in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies. He is ' ' ll currently sewing as Executive Officer on USS VALLEY FORGE gcc 503. I Kathryn Priedeman of Tacoma, Washington. They have a J son, Samuel, age one. I Lieutenant Commander Melin is married to the former i ,. , , . , , , , , , . , ,. . , , , , , . . , , . . . , , f. f 1 ,. I 4 f ' f ' f were 'ws S if , , V. 1,7 .V , . 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Q Master Chief Lim has served at the following W commands in his 50 years of continuous active ' 'Q duty service: USS Genesee QAOG-89, USS Moctobi 1 w QATF-1055, USS Kirk CDE-10875, USNS Roosevelt s Roads Puerto Rico, Uss Lexington CAVT-161, Navy 5 Recruiting Command Los Angeles, US Naval Sta- H Q tion Long Beach, USS Rentz QFFG-469, and is 5 " presently sewing aboard the Navy's best Guided , 5 Missile Cruiser USS Valley Forge QCG-503 since , a a ., March 1998. if He has been in three different Navy ratings since he joined, beginning as a Stewardsman, then crossing over to Illustrator Draftsman Third Class, and finally converting to Electrician's Mate in 1974. He has at- tended the following Navy schools: Stewardsman Class Electri- cian's Mate Class "A" and Class Navy Recruiting Orientation, 5M Coordinator, SNAP System Coordinator, Command Master Chief Training Course, and Navy Senior Enlisted Academy. Master Chief Lim's awards and decorations include: two Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, two Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, three Navy Battle UE" Ribbons, seven Good Conduct Med- als, eight Sea Service Deployment awards, Navy Recruiting Service, Vietnam Service Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Service Medal. Master Chief Lim is married to the former Leticia David of Tarlac, Philippines. They have three lovely daughters. Tricia is a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the Navy. Theresa is a senior in college at San Di- ego State University. Tracie is a freshman at the University of Cali- fornia at Riverside. Master Chief Lim's family resides in Moreno Val- , ley, California. l E GG'-5301 G EJ J-ME Mi A A.. T El 'i R. C175 H. 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Na L F i N ! 1 N L CYSRYFX 9-is 77 YY NX WN Si X if isxfigsssflzg X N X X iik X X y .fq,liz f X Gsm Karr finally gets that GSM5 Pace re-enlists 'for another tour. Smile ESWS pin. Right: GSM 1 Marty Parada on watch. y Division is headed by the Main Propulsion Assistant, CWO2 Stephen Tobias. The division consists of Gas Turbine Mechanics qGSM'sl and Gas Turbine Electricians tGSE'sJ. Both maintain the ship's 4 gas turbine engines. The pri- mary responsibility of the GSE's is to maintain the generators, switchboards, and consoles. The GSM's handle the ship's propulsion. They ensure that the main engines, reduction gears, and generators are operating at peak performance. These guys constantly endure long and arduous hours to keep VALLEY FORGE steaming smoothly through the water. Without us, she goes nowhere. Greatjob men. ' 45, if . of 1 1 F ,-z'i'x-1 -.. ,,...,,4 3 rv!! ,K ' ' , N Ri ins, GSE5 Colville, GSM5 Matic, GSEFN Clark, GSEFN Lad- rl?g?,GCSl?1CE'aSg21XTDGIxS?EI?geIgrcisma?g GSMZQSWJ Karr, GSM1fSWl Fairchild, GSE2 Baldueza, FN Chavez, FA Best. Middle Row: GSECLSWJ Sun, GSE1 Arce, GSMFN Smith, GSMS Sales, FN Robertson, GSEFN Heinze, GSM2 Rose, FN Weikle, GSE2 Lortz, GSMCfSWl Payarillaga. Bot- tom: FN Marvin, GSM5 Pace, GSM5 Marquez, GSM5 Flora, EN2 Lamtecson, GSM2 Paredes, GSM5 Tanger, GSM ILSWJ Parada, CWO2 Tobias . -1 ,W W Z' , ' s ir 69 I in 4' J i 1 5 Q! 5 w ! M ii E i x ! N GSEFN Ladrig and CISEFN Heinze work on the PACC console to troubleshoot a faulty power card. FN Chavefz showing his beard to CISCS Napier. lVIine's better. GSEFN Colville and CISEFN Ladrig take a break during GQ to smile a bit. Sleeping in CCS. Not ter' THC. DEQ SKK? W 3 Someone call the Doc: FN Harrell is working. GSCS Napier laughs at the pitiful beard of Chavez. c,,.-., ' " L., GSM1 Fairchild holds brass pol- ishing training with the work cen- FN Marvin brags to Psycho Mike before the match. we 3 ? C' 'Y, I I u v Q1 I 2 fl 4 L4 5 P 3 22 b K sl 9 H I i 5. u 1 1 4 1 B B 9 XXX X QXXXX so X- X X- -,sp Awe RQSSX X A .X W r-fXX:xsgA N if XA s. '-vi - KXXK ' sr X X XXXXXX 5, N A ssAA,.be..'ZA.lEN' QRQEJUESTQN KSA 85 XX sljxiixxk 5 xx K x K x V 73 is i r X X y A A X l r r A A """' l Above: GSM5 Matic, Flora, Sf Tanger show their expertise in P-way cleaning. Not Above: Ladrig hangs out in Hong Kong conversation. Above: GSM5 Robinson Sr Sales maintaining the watch in Aft En- gine Room. Above: GSMC PJ enjoys a slice of pizza in CCS after GSM5 Pace re- enlists. Left: Balclueza leans in on a Above: Early morning trip to Mt. Fuji after a long night out in Japan. Above: Clark shows the hurt after a shot to the stomach from HT5 Gomez Above: Rose, Harrell, Sr Augi try- ing to decide if they really want to eat. 560 P i I I 3 :lf If I I J r f X. I A SU L16 CIE ch Qqx Sal I r i 5 X -,, , X X M-swords Q, i it 1, 555 fi 1 fx? it f Q is- -is is-Q55 My ix A A xL-L . i Q NWN ii, Nixx sgcixii it 1 pJ- V. " 0- 8 7, y i i icsisgrfkkgiSSS5 XX QK X x . . .- i. - A - A -' - . ..,, , J q, . , ' is Qxsssssiissisisia- resid i i - .t-i-sorta ..i..i,ftsa,fty,a ttts out i i l i l EMFH Koplitz looks for bat tle lantern parts, as EM1 , Galdonez endures another long watch at the EPCC. ,I b't'.u igul,Q 'ull 25 3, i ,f , " vf . 7' Division takes care of various cabling and wiring which supply power throughout the ship, as well as issuing electrical tools. They also check certain electrical Equipments to ensure it is safe prior to use. l M, , MT- . Wwwzfa .. mi i E yiiEE?tZWR, F ,-, 'QW ' . .3,.ZAQ1 Y 1 "'i V17 'f" 'Q " N w 4 f i f C L a n i ' t if: fs 2 Q i ,Q , ,, ,, , r A 45 Xu 1? , ., -9 , as A My ,- ', Ulf , I, ,f f, f,f,,f f ff ,gf , i My Qfff- af f 7"ffg0gf,fffOf4vf,f ffffi 42 fffcyfffgff ' fgfj f Q fffzgj,f,g,yf, f ' ,- 4llllP Zi., i Z r l '2 1 .. spas-It :ku f. Above: FN White and FN Koplitz display their Wog Day talent, ist- A while EM1 Escartin trightl says, 'Show me the money" to GSEC s i y Sun. gigiw, xxx- y.4 ci nliqm . N , , , .W .4 N 1 ' if ,sig TZ , I 2 , i' ' , "5 wif i 29121-f' ' . 'wil for M i if , , I ,X , , , ,5 , Wd, f- Q '5iQv11:wfii 2 , . ,' 'V u , in, I I M 'GF - l Q f, . . ig ,L .. k ' ,,. sr g LW, . ,,,,,g,gXy, Q X A QA ! .,,, N A , 1 A ,ff y .L W ij S, ,W I i " i 3 W Q. i .W 1' If ALAI XXX' r' Y i-an J " f- +'f5-Q if ,,N1l A ! f iaaawa f 3 W has fm i as T ' EMC CSWJ Medinger, EM2 LSW7 Deleon, EIVI5 Chateau, ENS Marinovich. Bglgtomz EMI CSWJ Galdonez, EMFN Koplitz, EM2 Escartin, FN Holgado. Not Pictured: FN White y f Q9 o ui ni QV 17 r L N 'F lg ff ir DCC James declares HT5 Gomez, DC2 Augustine and HT1 Padilla chilling in the general workshop r this vessel as his own HT5 Taylor and HT5 Gomez DC5 Klepzig throws one of many punches that never landed, during boxing smokers. FC2 Owen fends off the advance. repair a piece of broken Pip- DC5 Augustine and FN Lowe align main space ing from forward 01:5 eductor from lV1VHCstation7 berthing. DCFN Montgomery shows off his beard growing ability DC2 Augustine holds PECU QPortable Exother- mic Cutting Unity training, during repair locker train- ing. HT1 DeJesus officiates the boxing match. Q33 ? i 5 V 5 4 I k l K x I 1 1 N P l 1 a X X X red 1 n J mort lovl Enid? 1 hafvl ltllwx' ellollf ni. ,. niflm I, ,, ll I f fx, JN T lflf EN1 Flanagan putting in a radio antenna on the rib. ENC Horton smokes a fat Cuban. EN2 Ramirez removes the brine pump from NR2 Evap. l 1 AUX 1 central! Where is everyone? EN1 Flanagan laughs, because they are caught skating again. EN1 ROCWQUCZ Says, t'ThiS QUE' better do what I tell him to." EN2 Adams Con- ducts PMS on the X capsmn. 670 0 SN - WC I Amana I 1 Q.. OIC x l IA 1' -I IIIIII I- EN2 Solares, lllli . I -,lllll "Where's Desert Buck?" . , How many EI'I's does it take to hang a chain fall? y All of them. Qs u , Y, , l .L - 6256 a ,X 5g 3 LCDR eva - sga T , a eg l :IQ -I aee z.. iff 455' N QQ? COMBAT The O EHF maj or co nents for communications. The ANXSPY-1A radar and MK82 illuminators are the two main components of the Aegis Combat System. 5SSSiESSSsi? 'X tix?-is Xxx if: S 1 A , 1ic?riQ3g1ifSiggsfE S S TQ it Q fx K istxxf biL.i5iii5ksXQQ WX iii fi X X X XXX t X. b ll t if J. it Division is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the Aegis Weapon System. It is divided into four workcenters. CFO5 is responsible for the AEGIS Weapon System computers QC and D, SPY-IA, and WCSi and associated tape and disk drives. CF04 maintains and operates the SPY-1A radar, the ship's primary air and surface search radar capable of tracking over 200 targets simultaneously. CFO5 handles the MK-99 tire control sys- tem and the Operational Readiness Test System CORTSJ. CFO6 main- tains the AEGIS and Command and Decision display systems, keeping an up to date tactical picture in the Combat Information Center QCICJ. iiri Q ,A in, ,ij srii ggigg f gt L i xl Left: FC5 "Pimp Daddy' Kilgour shows off his winning VALLEY FGRGE pimp head as PNC Braun looks on. Below: FC2 l'l'Iappy as can be" Lyons. Didn't get caught again. ,wr t , 'ga' " M Fffffwfg an 'Q' W: if E6 43,59 4t,W,,..1h tiff-f .'2,?fl1'i'5Tf1-! , , , i ' :KW -1, A I ,, ,. , V 4 - f . , 'K wt 45.4 5 th? 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' A ' ..L. i 1 A g -,i 'f I+, I , , ' ' X QNX X t 1 pq 1 t , 4 1 5 sexo? . 2, Iii ar L.....-.-Q--M 'av X X ly'- ii FC5 Treadweil standing tall for per- sonnel inspection. ffs Xt i,.. ff gapore. , K 'Vs -My x.-.- t IM jpg- ...Wff SWG ,, -M5150-, is 'mdwxvfagnfl -W yxzn F h 9 Qt FC5 Deavers, FC2 Starcher, and FC2 Lyons taking a break in Sin- o7."'z 00, 1 I 5 No sleeping on watch for FCCS JU VA FC5 Blackard and FC5 Sutton bowling in Bahrain. 'f' ' fo f, , , . . , f f fm-ff , , , , f f , f f ff w M, ff ,ff , iff, ffl, Vxff f 74: ' f.. 77'7yffQ5 aff! f f I 'f X 'W kf:'WfQ,f,ffQf.ff,ff,W , , X ff tw, ,yffffq , V, Smith or FC2 Blila. FC2 Evenson says, "Make my day!" - Q69 Y- P l N W W N W w 1 I r 1 CE Division in the Spotlight CO's personnel inspection. What a way to go. 4 Z .17 ,.'q IC5 Beale explains the difference between the pier and liberty to ET2 Wright, ETS Ecklof, and ET5 Hayman. Do the ET'S know how to pose or what? IC5 "Movie Man" Carter on the job! 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V " i,,41"'L W ,mg ,,..,.,-fs, ,, .- V 4 ,. - 1 mx ' -- 'A 'N' ' ,,, kf 5- I N JZ, R J we-,Ls V ii Q WHO NEEDS A RAZOR? Upper left: the Three Wise Men? SHI Strickland, PN2 Harrison, and ETC Jen- ness. Upper right: The first-ever VALLEY FORGE Cigar Social. Right: Marv competing for Gigolo honors. Far right: CTO2 "The Troglodyteu Burton. Lower left: The contestants ask you to judge for yourself. Lower right: FC5 "l ain't no terrorist" Olivencia. GUYS IN BLACK ARE BACK. Our VBSS team was the top player dur- ing Maritime Interdic- tion Operations while in the Gulf. VALLEY FORGE VBSS set the pace by being respon- sible for over ZSOWQ of all diversions within the Gulf in 1998 during MIO and MIO SURGE. Nobody did it better, as we salute our "Men in Black". .4 ...J-.4-.a..nJ1..a f' G 1-.Cf gk. 2 o ff -'45, . , 4:15 Q ,Z , A. 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Nm CH Q1 :WOW cnr1fe"':Tm"fccnffMO7"' H0535 mm:'11"'?? fVOF'uqm'5wCs: "' t4 1:1053-P sg Euan-9,40 smm323 Og'-Joaogmbfff S 2.-1-m55m-,gg finiafaagfoiawmfgw-1OHwm8sa'H Q-m-1-1 2O.'Z.'2f9"1 0552703 -gm-H :75 CD1 Q Q!--.Um 59-1 E ...up 5-P,"'5o.:b91m:,-8os:mOmN "m53-' 01:3-4 nmimimcogg-UOSHC-,N 2952225-2555522 -5-O5Q'2Oe ',,r1'rmf,,9.:.'f,5'f,f,,?Q, ,hamf -M-...,,..,..,,,,W-O Lets just stand in the shade for a minute, and let those guys sweat awhile. LT JEFF STOTLER NAVIGATOR Heck! I could stand this watch with my eyes closed! L-4 X653 BT A Vi' If Gr 'i A. T I 0 N I A. M3 12 HJ i X9 Q5 35 Q95 Y i Nb' 55 X I l I S I s E t r s f s s u N ' " ' ' 'X x' W WWW XWNXXXXN NWWNMW XWMW " x x i 5? 5 is Z fr X X Division is com of Quartern CQMJ and Signalmen QSM7. QM's assure the ship is in safe water and assist the Navi- gator in transit from port to portg SM's stand watch on the Signal Bridge, where they visually commu- nicate with other ships using flags, flashing lights, and semaphore fhand signalsy. We re just the Good Qld Boys And Bees of Navigation and Signaling Department O Nw---- ' lt l 1 l , 5 M t..,.e.W. rr: if l or to r. f 1 l f lwmmg -W-Wt if p 5 HN Clement contemplating: Hmmm, I won- der what it would be like to be ESWS qualified? administered cination program, qualified members in CPR, and took care aches and pains. They also board habitability inspections CQQ' servation surveys, and tested the shlP5 drinking water. 'The Doc" was always there From left: HN Cone, HMCSCSWIAWD Espitia, HIVI5 P6t6rS0n when summoned, and always ready to lend H helping hand to those in need. I 5 1 upply Department is run by the Supply Officer CSUPPOJ, LCDR Mark Businger. He is ultimately responsible to the Com- manding Officer for ensuring that all material readiness of repair parts, consumables, provi- sions, food service, retail and sales, and dis- bursing and postal needs are met and are at the highest level of ship's operational readi- ness, either inport San Diego or when the ship is forward deployed to another area of the world, as was the case in the Northern Arabian Gulf during our Maritime Interdiction Opera- tions and MIO Surge. He is assisted by his two Division Officers. LT, SC, Brian Goebel, is the Supply Support and Food Service Ofhcer, and LTJG, SC, Shawn Reverter, who is our Disburs- ing, Sales, and Postal Officer. t fu - ne- -M + X ., lr avg' .6 ' 'Q as ,.,--f-3-Q , N- ' cage: 'Vi I iii Q D LCDR, SC, MARK BUSINGER SUPPLY OFFICER LT SC BRIAN GOEBEL ST6RES!FO0D SERVICE LTJG, SC, SHAWN REVERTER DISBURSINGXSALESXPOSTAL garg- I U l i i EJ l l l 1 i LJ i I i i 2 1 Bi l i EJ t i A.. R !'I.!' M' --I-.I En' I i 6 QQ C93 39 I 1 l L I X I I 5 i N l N ' Store-Keepers Motto: "We Fix Every- thing". That's why we lead the way on board the USS VALLEY FGRGE. .ui 3 "ef, 61' 1 I l I - ' H' ' Q if-M C ww, ,J ,T 4 ' .V Above: MSC crunching ,f ff ff ' M4 numbers "Eat your heart out Black Angus!", say MSSN Cordero and MS5 Lang. t if 1 ,,'v T The last of the Bubba's! M55 Haney, SKZQSWXAWJ Mclaughlin "Supervision is tough work", says MS2 Charleston. MSSN Romana wanted to serve "Dr. Pepper catsup potatoes Au Gra- tin" for dinner. .1 ' 4 'E G09 43 ,.f it Now this is how I accumulate money on deployment. Ijust do an in depth field day in the Dis- bursing Office every week, and I seem to find "Loads" of money under the Disbo's and DK1's desk in those hard to reach ar- LETS PLAY A GAME! CHS. "Captain says". .. Cross your arms! Don't we look spiffy! Whew! I made it 5 years. Division is comprised of a Disbursing Officer, LTJG, SC, Reverter, 2 Disbursing Clerks, DK1 fSVlD Santo Domingo and DKSN Doyle, and 1 Got Mine! Get yours while supplies last! A And like a "Good Nei gh bor' S-4 is there! Postal Clerk, SN Reed. These 4 men have their hands full, having to take care of 550+ crewmembers pay, pay prob- lems, and postal needs, whether we're at sea or pierside San Diego. I'm "Eagle- Wog" says SN Reed. ""i""'1E' 'Q We 'F DK1 qSWJ Santo Domingo, LTJG, SC, Reverter, DKSN Doyle. Not Shown: SN Reed l QS? 625 X S ox 45 Qs f K r v 3 1 5 i s 3 e ay! , . T gf ,, E P , F: ' S s f' Si' 324 ,Q 3 ,Q - A TFiHEWh1WME' THE BEES MUST GO DOWN, AND THEY MUST CIO DOWN HARD! THE BIRTH OF HCROTCHH T K . .M v y 9? QV QQ 47' ,mf 9 3 Y Jia SEV f f WWQ, 1 91 1 H X, . 'i T! - gr .. pf, K 1 T. lv' - ' - ' 3 5 K ,,1.:f",, ,,,,,,,, ,, 1.1 Mfg M' -4' fm HUMP DAY, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE This is not what people actually had in mind for Hump Day festivities. As we reached the half-way point of our deployment, how did VALLEY FDRGE celebrate 'HUMP DAY"'? With an E-5 and below working party to "hump" stores, courtesy of a VERTREP, with the Chiefs, Senior Chiefs, and even Master Chiefs lending a helping hand. After the food was delivered and stored, the crew was treated to a marvelous steak and shrimp dinner, compliments of MS2 Sevier and company. Upper left: Humping stores was the order of the day. As the helo delivered its Cargo, OSS Boes passes the milk fmiddle rightp. Now, would somebody please pass the butter? 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Below - Our ovim Dr. Evil EWCKSWJ Giroux MC's the talent contest during the crossing-the- line ceremony. X xxgqg Q asf-'M X - X The Chiefs on VALLEY FORGE have many mo- ments to remember during the six long months away from loved ones. These are but a few of the thing remembered during our WesPac '98 deploy- ment. Clockwise from Right - IVISCCSWQ Manarang is all smiles after another great reception on board VAL- LEY FORGE. EMCMQSVVJ Lim and GSCSQSWJ Napier enjoy the festivities at the Chief's initiation. GSMCqSWy t'PJ" Pajarillaga and GSECQSWJ Sun can't seem to get away from the computer games. OSCQSWJ Goetz lays back and enjoys a magazine in his spare time. gl '-7523. is 'F' N , ,,. if ,, ff, ,- ' v. ic, ' -7f5'lV44"f'W5.T QV! 'fgfzfi ., ' 1. 14' g J-.fa ' . f,,,w' f K F' f -f- 1 K A 0 Q if-lbove - QIYICCSYVJ Hatzi tries to corrupt HMCS KZ 1 , 5 p Doc Espltla. Right - Flyboy ATCQAWJ Buck- . H? alew on the Star Ferry in Hong Kong. Far Right - Capt. Hoker presents the NAM to GMCQSW Sexton. Right - SMCQSVVJ Branch relaxes on the fantail during a steel beach picnic. Below - GSCSQSWQ Napier and ENCCSWJ Horton do- ing the tomm, Hong Kong style. 4 Bottom Left- FCCCSWJ Cure- sham in his favor- ite TAZ shirt. Bot- tom Right- Our own "La lVIafioso" the Philippine Connection... Left to Right - CISMCfSWJ Pajaril- laga, CISECCSWJ Sun, MSCQSWJ M a n a r a n g , EMCMKSWJ Lim, and SKCSfSWJ P a n t i g v i s it friends in Yoko suka, Japan. Below - FCCSQSWJ Smith and RMCQSWJ Inman practice for that big day in Melboume, Australia. ffdfq' fied? 'Gzxrk 2, 4.4- u!"x7 'vu Snikg 'ki gi.,-ff W xiii' w-wma' WELCOM L01' E!! hm E TO ship's warriors. Their weapons Systems 5 are always on line and ready at 3 mo, - ment's notice to strike or defend. The is comprised of three divisions. The Mates in Ordnance Division maintain LEY FORGE's primary batteries: the MK Missile Launcher and the MK 45 5"!54 Mount. The Close-In Weapon System poon Missile System, and the MK 86 System are maintained by the Gunnery Division. The Sonar Torpedomen in Acoustics Division ship from the submarine threat by SQS-55A and the MK 46 Gver-The These weapon systems allow V continue her mission at the tip of allow us to provide the fleet a form to protect national and ests. LT PETER GALLUCH WEAPONS OFFICER MK 45 5 X54 CALIB ER GUN MOUNT MK 26 GUIDED IVIISSILE LAUNCHER X Wy eapons Department is comprised of the Left: TMSA Webber and TM2 Godfrey chilling out in the tor- pedo mag. Center: S165 Church and STG5 Strong contem- plating what awaits them in Albany, Australia. Right: The MK 46 Over The Side Torpedoes ready for action. awww' ombat Acoustics Division is responsible for maintaining the ANISQS-55A and AN! SQS-28 'tHawklink" Sonar Systems. 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Top: 'Tm too sexy for my shirt so sexy it hurts." Top: The Valley Forge's "Blues Brothers." STG2 Gauthier and STGSN Hartzell celebrating lst port visit. Uapanl Top: Top of the world Mt. Fuji. Below: Having a cold one after the l'Hash run". Below: "MAN OVERBQARIM MAN QVER. Below: STG1 George cruising the bay in BOARD!" Hong Kong. iff f . 511:51 "W B - K V - i X: x'5'5'Q Q9 61 Qjiv E. r l 4 4 1 4 s I '13 , i 1. 312' The many faces of CG Division WE RE NOT ,Tw WORTHY' Q3 QS' I I 1 I E ! i F M lh Y. Left: 'These camels taste just like chicken. Would you like to try a bite?" Right: The Gun Crews keeping up their foreign relations with Q the British sail- ors. "So do you fee y When are we going to get there? W Wen do ya punkyf The Three amigos awaiting liberty in Hong Kong. Top: Cxuch playing with his 50 cal. Below: "I could use some sleep" 'Big trouble in little China' LCDR WERNER H. JURINKA OPERATIONS OFFICER 1 1 eading the way" is the motto of the Operations Department. In light of what they do each day, the motto is quite fitting. Each division in the department lends to the completion of the ship's mission. The Operations Specialists in OI division stand watches primarily in Combat Information Center, using the ship's radar and information sources to navigate and defend VALLEY FORGE. The Cryptol- ogists, Electronic Warfare and Intelligence per- sonnel are the eyes and ears of the ship beyond the range of the ships' radar systems. The Radi- omen of OC Division runs the ship's communica- tions suite, allowing us to keep in touch with ships in company. The Boatswain Mates of OD Di- vision are responsible for various exterior evolu- tions, such as: flight operations, underway re- plenishment, and operation of the ship's boats. SSES iSpooks Iairl sssrsicm asm 1 MEP Otii' f Aursosfzsa PERSONNEL own' T51 43 it - - , .1 1' -fd it v,,A,-:ir Lrnpvl iq-sq 1-H-,,,' 1573 - r, i X, - , -1 :iss-ffffa 'ivi ill. .ss ,r,- ' Fil. 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Back Row: ENS Racciato, RMC Inman, RM2 Drum, RM1 Uclfadyf RM5 CYCVSI 9 RM5 Ricci, RMsA simkard, RMI Starks, LTJC1 Smlfh- I I I 1 Q W . . 1 ! w YQ W Hx Y V Bi U U N ew M f" , , . , if -V -af z ' ,"' , EMIS Homan launching the DESERT DUCK after a mail rop. OD Division manning the stbd boat deck to launch the RHIB for VBSS. n early morning at sea and anchor, and an all day flight quarters are no excuse not to have a late night underway replenishment. GH, and let's not forget the bridge watches between all that. On the bridge the Bos'n Mate of the watch passes his loyal words to the crew, along with the piping that everyone likes to hear first thing in the morning. Yet he is not alone. He brought with him a team of watch standers more than qualified to keep the Happy Valley on a straight and narrow coarse by the turning of her mighty helm. No helo, airplane, ship or man over-board gets by the eagle eyes of the aft lookout, who endures all weather conditions on the fantail. Plow to any ordinary sailor they might think that to be alot of work, but the men of lst Division like to call it ALL IN A DAYS WORK. SN Biyant says ..."Let me at 'em". Top Rgwg LTJQ, I-regimes, BM2 qSWj Cadwell, SN Arnold, BM2 CSWJ Godwin, SN Alday, SN Williams, SN Mu- Sial, BMSN Asturias, SN Morcha, SN Sieminski, BMC QSWJ Boyd Middle Row- BM1 Wasserman, SN Connor SN B t, N l , SN F stek, SN Kincherlow, SN Ptaszenski, SN Enriquez, SN Cireer, BM2 :5y:t2S,SgM5lgngg1??sQ31lC1:gf?ggE0m Rocvvr?lBM5 Masterson, BMSN Nazak, SN Cnles, SN Garcia, SN Pieger, SN Darland, SN Saucedo, BM5 Cooper Not Shovim: BM5 Homan, BMSN Minton, SN McDonald 0 lf. at I' S 15 o N' ,Gs A 99 69 4 4 s Q T 4 v S JI I E 1 LTJG Heames receiving a Navy Achieve- ment Medal from The CO. Qu- Qifi ., ,ff BME: Masterson receiving a Good Conduct Medal from the CO. SN Forystek receiving his Ironman T shin from the CO I x z If 1 -, I. N I Y' ' Q:s,rNSX0-xswfsws -'-1-YR .- A wfesm-uso BN? Q: ivy we-Ss ss X -:Q vs 'xx tb rl V, 'mes X5 ix! .sxy . Y S. sr X X-sk? Q is .. 135. gs jew! me g 3 'AXQX 1-Nei? X 14- Qgwx X 5, s ESjK. Cl-I-46 Sea Knight dropping cargo onto the forecastle during a vertical replenishment. fav" 5 U..-uv!! fx Q kk , 1-9 SN 1Con Many Conner at his press conference before the Smokers match. g mx U . . .- L+ SN 4Psycho Mikel Sieminski at the pre-iight smokers press confer- CHCC. -A I MW , 4 A1, i,s-Q...-,F i A W up f X G W , n , ,W JM "' .i V' v ef y ,Q H ,..,. ..i, ,fr , f ' Q . - .VL ,vt -,,. , QW, , f i I , .. 4 t X,,.. , '-1' A ii, fl , I' ,j'f45FA '7' 1 71. BM1 Wasserman and his VBSS boat crew return from yet an- other boarding. 9966 if Division is comprised of selected computer specialists onboard , f-Z sf, 1 Mhllu. who serve outside of their parent division. They are responsible for the daily system administration of two computer networks, Valley Forge's website and information system security. PC di- build and repair computer systems for Valley Forge. Front row: RM5 Wade, EN5 Shipek, OS5 S l . B - - Gosselin, FC2 Hughes. a yer ack mw' ENS Street' RMSN Slmkard' CTR1 :iss .wig -X Xxwx X X -Q X-F X Xt xN NVQ ,izsgfrv f,,,,, , 2 V , V I , ,I I X, Z, ,, ,, U, ,, , if NY-:X 3 X' 4: ' ' X X H X f' X I 7' ' fl fe ff ,ff QU 5 ' ' X ' f ',,,, i f ' I' , , ' ,ia,X,Qx S tx t Xx,, f , ,, ,, f , ff X x X x X X Us W "", -, Efxsffix 5:5 N N x r g C ' ' I' ir X 'I W 'ff f' 'f 5 sQ,,,,,F XXX, -,wav f XS, Q a x X Q X t f , ,f , , ,, ,, , ' wr i ,,,, N we N X i N. n is L OI division gang relaxing before quarters tabovej. OS5 j g g 'fa Cihani working some DDRT magic fleftj. LTJG l'French Tick- ler" Beaudoin tlower lefty with his manager OS5 'lDon King" Moore fmiddlel prepare for the big match. sonnel onboard the Valley Forge. Operations Special- ists work in the Combat Information Center process- ing data from own ship's sensors, as well as other units, to assist in the safe navigation and defense of the ship. ol Division consists of some of the most versatile per- 4 as rrif "N,-A K ,. aww af OS2 Mael, OSSN Maxie, OSSN ROjaS, O55 Front: OS5 Knight, OS5 CZISCYQJCSQILQ Middle, 055 Ghani, Q51 Brown, Q55 Car- Isaac, ossn Wilde, oss Boas, ' ' O55 Cunningham, osz Brady, rol, OS5 House, OSSA Jackson, OS5 Moore, OS2 C1onl1e.S, OSC Goetz, O52 Hayden, O52 glsl Eyroqgyssxisi' EgilhcggPg2lS1?lygg2BI?I3nSIcgmE?e3g5Olgoclriguez, OS2 Bradstreet, OSSN esari , o , I -A , 5 1 0 0 0 A 0 I ' s X x i i 3 I 15 Yf' I S 11 l.NT SUV , 43, 1 Qbfx, , Qi 75 is I 2 5 5 A F i 5 v L i Y I S r Proud to be an Americanl Left: Wog Cihani dances before the honorable shellbacks, hop- ing to gain special favors from the royal court. Right: ls some body playing with my console, I lost the helo. Hey that's not funny guys! Below right: Iden- tity crisis in combat! f f Y f ,fi If they only knew the real story! A clean ship is a happy ship! I-usullll Right: Wonder-Tic, O52 Left. OI Divo LT. Beaudoin Our fearless LPO, show off his Toga at OS1 Brown. Slesarik. the Steel Beach picnic. Right. OSSN Maxie mans Bright Bridge. milf-AIIQQUQL O55 CARROL shows off those guns. ws X Above. OS srl! ,..-- Belen and C1 o m e s e n j some time on the beach. Cla conference. Right: Gomes receives his Good Conduct Medal. V551 , J! fi-7fY1'l' FSU ,ff 9 6 K Ziggy' tqfiilfg f,?iQ1i H7'fi' t x t nz Clockwise from top left: CTO2 Burton reenlistsp IS1 Hut- ton investigates a suspicious surface contact, EW1 Hol- land having a slow night on watch in CIC. Division is comprised of the ship's Electronic Warfare Technicians Cryptologic Technicians, and Valley Forge's lone Intelligence Specialist. We provide the ship with indications and warning, Special Intelli gence communications, and Intelligence informa tion. I Front CTRSN Wilson EWSN Camarco, CTR1 Cxosselin, CTO2 Burton, EW5 Perry. Middle: CTM1 Jenkins CTR1 Riddell CTRSN Jones, CTO5 Allen, EWSN Baugh, EWI Ingram. Back CWO2 Hughes CTRC Dennis, lS1 Hutton, EW5 Stiles, CTO1 Stewart, EWG Cnroux. n u -tw Central SSES, can you send someone to K Left: A hundred and fifty channels and nothing good to watch. Right: 'They should let me dress like this every day " 00 look at the heating element in the hot tub? fi gl fc it ill 3 lf Til rf, .ju ,f JZ Left: CTRSINI Wilson instructs personnel on the safe handling and proper Load- V ing of the SRBOC launchers. Below left: EWSA Camarco stands watch in the Combat Information Center. 1 f Below right: EWCKSWJ Giroux conduct- lp ing the pre-fight press conference for Valley Forge night at the fights. f Yni 4'- 'illlkimwllllllx QU ::':.I1l1 -O gf ' 635' he Air Detachment and two SH-60B helicopters from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Forty-Five based out of NAS North Island, San Di- ego, California embarked on the USS Valley Forge. Con- ,sisting of six pilots, maintenance chief, three air crewmen, fand thirteen maintenance personnel, HSL-45 Det 10 pro- ivided around-the-clock operations and enhanced the lship's mission capabilities. Lonewolf 46 and Lonewolf 57 fperformed surface and undersea warfare missions, mari- ltime interdiction operations, search and rescue, medical -evacuation, naval gunfire support, logistics, and commu- nications relay. 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