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The God Vulcan, according to Roman
Mythology, was the God of fire and pa-
tron of metallurgy and handicrafts. He
was considered the divine artificer and
creator of all that was mechanically won-
In a quarrel between his parents, Jupi-
ter and Juno he sided with his mother,
and was thrown from Mount Glympus by
Jupiter. After falling for a whole day he
landed on the isle of Lemnos where he
stayed and regained favor of the mighty
Gods of Mount Olympus by serving as
their blacksmith. All volcanoes, especially
Lemnos and Etna, were his workshops
where he forged the Thunderbolts of Jupi-
ter, the Shields of Hercules, and the Ar-
mour of Achilles.
REAR ADMIRAL PHILLIP R. OLSON
COMMANDER COMBAT LOGISTICS GROUP TWO
Rear Admiral Olson was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, just
outside of Chicago, in 1939. He grew up in the San Fernando
Valley, north of Los Angeles, California, and attended UCLA
before entering the Naval Academy in 1958.
Graduating from the Naval Academy in 1962, Rear Admiral
Olson received nuclear power training and was assigned as a
junior Division Officer in USS ENTERPRISE QCVN 651 where
he participated in the Nuclear Task Force One around-the-
world cruise and was involved in the first and second nuclear
refuelings of the ship's eight nuclear reactors. Subsequent sea
tours have included assignments as Operations Officer, USS
BELKNAP QCG 26l, Executive Officer, USS SAMPSON KDDG
lOl, Engineering Officer, USS NIMITZ CCVN 68l Commanding
Officer, USS PHARRIS QFF 1094l, and Commanding Officer,
USS MISSISSIPPI QCGN 4Ol.
Ashore, Rear Admiral Olson attended the Naval War college
Command and Staff course and Naval Post Graduate School
where he received his Masters Degree in Physics. In 1978,
Rear Admiral Olson was assigned as an instructor at the Senior
Officer Ship's Material Readiness Course, and in 1986, was
reassigned as the Senior Instructor when the course was
relocated to Newport, RI. where he was selected for promotion
to Rear Admiral fLower Halfl.
Rear Admiral Olson has served in Flag Office assignments
with the Joint Staff, first, as Deputy Director for Operations in
the National Military Command Center and then as the Deputy
Director for Strategy and Policy in the J-5 Directorate. He is
now serving as Commander Combat Logistics Group TWO in
His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service
Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy
Achievement Medal and various unit and campaign ribbons.
Rear Admiral Olson is married to the former Marsha Andrea
Lippert of Nutley, New Jersey. They have two children,
Christine and Phillip, Jr.
Chain of Command
CAPTAIN RALPH F. SMITH
A native of Tacoma Washington, Captain Smith is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Smith of Tacoma.
After graduating from Oregon State University in 1964,
Capt. Smith attended the Naval Submarine School in New
London, Connecticut. Following submarine school, he served on
board the USS TUSK CSS-4-26l at New London and the USS
BAYA CSS-318l and USS MENHADEN QSS-377l at San Diego,
Capt. Smith then attended the United States Naval
Postgraduate School from August 1970 to December 1972,
where he earned a Masters of Science degree in Physics.
Subsequent assignments included Operations Officer on board
USS DARTER CSS-576l, Executive Officer on USS WAHOO
Staff assignments have included Electromagnetic System
Project Officer for Submarine Development Squadron TWELVE
from July 1975 to April 1977. Following his command of USS
WAHOO KSS-565l he was the Anti-Submarine Warfare
Readiness and Training Officer for the Sixth Fleet Staff in
Gaeta, Italy from August 1979 to September 1981.
Upon returning to the United States, Capt. Smith served on
Submarine Group TWO Staff as the Tactical Weapons Training
Officer from September 1981 to October 1986.
Prior to reporting aboard USS VULCAN lAR5l, Capt. Smith
attended the senior course at the Naval War ,College in
Newport, Rhode Island.
Capt. Smith is married to the former Vickie Ann Keating of
Portland Oregon. They have two sons, Shawn, a graduate of
Villanova University and Christopher, a sophomore at Central
Connecticut State University.
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COMMANDER ALVIN N. ROBERTS, JR
Commander A.N. Roberts, Jr. enlisted in the United States
Navy in May 1966. During his enlisted service he served as a
Boatswains Mate on board USS JAMESTOWN IAGTR-3l, USS
MARS IAFS-1l, small craft in Vietnam, USS NORTHAMPTON
CCC-ll and USS LEAHY ICG-16l.
Upon graduation from Florida A8cM University in 1973, with
a B.S. in Education, Cdr. Roberts attended Florida Atlantic
University earning a Masters Degree in Education.
In February 1975, he was commissioned an ensign and
attended Diving and Salvage, SWOS Basic and Communications
Officer Schools. I I
He served as First Lieutenant, Diving and Salvage Officer on
board USS BRUNSWICK CATS-3l at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and
interim duty as Executive Officer on the USS TWAKONI IATF-
In 1979, Cdr. Roberts graduated from Surface Warfare
Department Head School. He completed departmental tours as
Engineer Officer on board USS TALBOT IFFG-4l and First
Lieutenant on board USS CANISTEO CAO-99l.
Subsequent assignments included Commander Training
Command United States Atlantic Fleet from 1983 to 1985 as
the Seamanship, Amphibious, Navigation, Supply Training
Curriculum Manager, and Scheduler. And later Commander
Amphibious Group Two from 1985 to 1987 as Ship's
Scheduler f Current Operations.
Prior to reporting onboard the auxiliary repair ship, USS
VULCAN KAR-5l, Cdr. Roberts attended the Unites States
Marine Corps Command Staff College in Quantico, Virginia and
the Prospective Executive Officer School in Newport, Rhode
Commander Robert's awards include the Navy
Commendation Medal with Gold Star, Navy Achievement
Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal,
Battle Efficiency Ribbon, Navy Unit Citation Ribbon, National
Defense Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal with two stars,
Vietnam Service Medal, and Meritorious Service Ribbon.
Cham of Command
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HMCS Seth C. Larson
A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, Command Senior Chief Seth
C. Larson is the son of Chet and Joanne Werden.
After enlisting in the Navy in April 1973 and completing
Recruit Training at Great Lakes, Illinois Senior Chief Larson
remained at Great Lakes where he attended Hospital
Corpsman 'A' School.
Upon completion of 'A' school Senior Chief Larson was
assigned to the Naval Hospital Great Lakes. After 14 months
at his first assignment he attended Basic Lab 'C' School from
January to May 1975. Upon completion he reported to the
Naval Facility Detroit where he was assigned as a lab
technician. , c
In September 1976 he proceeded to Bethesda Naval
Hospital where he attended Advance Lab School for one year.
Reassignment to Naval Hospital Great Lakes followed his
graduation where he was assigned as Chemistry Supervisor and
Leading Petty Officer.
With his second assignment at Great Lakes completed he
proceeded to his first sea duty assignment on board USS
TARAWA CLHA-ll, homeported in San Diego, CA. Here
Senior Chief Larson was assigned as the leading petty officer.
During his assignment onboard USS TARAWA he was
advanced to chief petty officer.
Assignment to the Training Command, Great Lakes from
September 1985 to October 1988 followed after completing
the four-week Instructor Training School.
Before reporting onboard USS VULCAN on December 16,
1988 he attended the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport,
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care
Management from Southern Illinois University.
His personal awards include the Navy Achievement Medal
f2l, Good Conduct Medal f3l, Meritorious Unit Citation,
National Defense, Navy Expiditionary and Sea Service ribbons.
Command Senior Chief Larson is married to the former
Diane Buss. They have three children, Amy, Kristy and Seth C
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USS VULCAN KAR-5l is the third service vessel to
carry the name "VULCAN".
Recognized by the Naval Historical Center as "the
Fleet's first Repair Ship," a steamship called
CHATAM was purchased by the Navy, renamed
VULCAN and converted into a mobile workshop and
storeship to support the U.S. warships off Cuba in the
Spanish American War. The first VULCAN was
commissioned on May 31, 1898 in Boston and
decommissioned on January 12, 1899 in Philadelphia,
having served her purpose well during the short
conflict in the Caribbean.
The second VULCAN was a collier Ship of 11,250
tons displacement, 385 feet in length, 53 feet wide,
having a mean draft of 24 feet and maximum speed
of 12.8 knots. VULCAN fthe collierl was built in
1909 and in 1911 sailed to France to supply vessels
of the Atlantic Fleet, and then on to Norway with
coal for the Naval Academy Practice Squadron. The
collier remained at the Navy Yard in Portsmouth,
New Hampshire from July 1913 to February 1914
before leaving again to join the Atlantic Fleet.
In November 1915, VULCAN sailed to Haiti to
load coal and stores for the Cruiser Squadron in the
Cuban waters. From here she sailed to Mexico and
later served entirely in the Caribbean. VULCAN was
placed out of commission in Norfolk, Virginia, July
VULCAN IAR-5I is the first of the modern repair
ships. Her keel was laid on December 16, 1939 at
the Camden, New Jersey Yard of the New Yorki
Shipbuilding Company. At the launching ceremony on
December 14, 1941, Mrs. James Forrestal, wife of
the first Secretary of Defense, broke the traditional
bottle of champagne as VULCAN sponsor. Official
commissioning of VULCAN was held June 16, 1941.
Soon after, VULCAN was pressed into service
serving in many theaters of operation during World
War II. From her commissioning to December 1944,
VULCAN operated in the Atlantic and Mediterranean,
basing at Argentia, Newfoundland, Hvalfjordur,
Iceland, and off North Africa at Algiers, Oran, and
Mer-El Kebir. Her first repair job was the emergency
repairs made to USS KEARNEY IDD-432l after the
destroyer was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the
coast of Iceland in October 1941.
For her participation in the Allied invasion of
Normandy during the priod August 15 through
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September 25, 1944, VULCAN received the
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.
In December 1944, VULCAN was transferred to
the Pacific Fleet where she performed vital repair and
support services for Allied naval and merchant ships
while based in Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands, and Leyte
Gulf, and Phillipine Islands. In October 1945,
traversing one hundred and twenty miles of mine-
infested waters through the Inland Sea of Japan, the
tender led a small force of service force ships to Hiro
Wan. There they established a necessary and vital
repair service facility in this forward area. During this
deployment, VULCAN was awarded, the Asiatic-
Pacific Campaign Medal for the period September 2,
1945 through March 10, 1946.
In April 1946, VULCAN returned to the United
States and the Atlantic Fleet for duty where she
remained, fulfilling her repair mission. Based in
Newport, Rhode Island in the post-war years,
VULCAN changed her homeport to Norfolk, Virginia
in early 1954.
Since arriving in Norfolk VULCAN has continued to
provide quality and vital Fleet Support services to
ships of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, earning Battle "E"
Awards in 1961, 1972, 1973 and 1975. In November
1978, VULCAN became the first Naval ship, other
than a hospital or transport ship, to have women
permanently assigned as part of the crew. In 1979
VULCAN deployed as SIXTH FLEET tender, her first
major deployment since World War II. VULCAN
deployed to the Indian Ocean in 1984 and in June
1986 deployed as SIXTH FLEET tender. Her most
recent accomplishments in 1987 include a successful
Operation Propulsion Plant Examination, outstanding
IMA audit, Supply Management, Command and 3M
In May 1988, VULCAN completed a three month
DSRA, another outstanding IMA audit and began
preparing for Refresher Training, in Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba. Following successful completion of REFTRA,
VULCAN returned to Norfolk and successfully
completed a Supply Management Inspection. In fall
1988, VULCAN provided repair services to ships
homeported in Naval Weapons Station, Earle, New
Jersey. VULCAN has proudly served the FLEET for
over 48 years, upholding her motto "We tend to be
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Virginia for the Mediterranean Sea on 22 June 1943. Note taken from USS Yorktown KCV-lOl. Planes on deck include
the tugs assisting her and the old 'four-piper' destroyers SBZC and TBF tvpes.
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prepares for her departure.
MED CRUISE 1989
"I find the great thing in this world
is not so much where we stand, as in
what direction we are moving: To
reach the port of heaven, we must
sail sometimes with the wind and
sometimes against it - but we must
sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Bon Voyage!" relatives and friends wave to
loved ones who are about to embark on a six-
g month Mediterranean deployment.
LEFT - Like parent birds, tug boats
BOTTOM - Even in the chill of winter loved ones
watch as the Vulcan's view gets smaller and smaller.
RIGHT - Vulcan sails out of her harbor, of
Norfolk, Va. bound for the Mediterranean Sea.
help guide the auxiliary repair ship from
her nest. BOTTOM - Some sorrowful
faces of Family members as they watch
Vulcan and her crew start their track
across the Atlantic.
An unusual linear shot of St. Peter's Square.
lFrom Left to Rightl BT2 Joseph S.
Sigda, BT3 Jerry W. Roberson,
Miguel A. Avetria Jr., and Dennis E.
Rudy pose outside the amphitheater.
An almost 'post-cardi like shot of St. Peter's Square.
The famous Arch of Constantine.
Several Crewmembers took
advantage of an opportunity of perhaps
a life-time. They participated in an
audience with Pope John Paul II. You
can sense the anticipation and anxiety
in the photographs, of some of the
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Ltjg Cameron is all smiles while PNC
Sines is almost expressionless on the
serving line. The officers and chiefs
stepped in for the lower enlisted
personnel on New Year's Eve. .
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EW YEARS EVE
Guess you could enjoy your job -
especially if you didn't have to do it
again. fFrom Left to Rightl Lt. Munson,
CWO Bouchey and Lt. Sokolowski
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lLeftl is preoccupied. In the back is GMC Oreskovich and SKC Pastrana also
volunteered their time during 'Pizza Night' on New Years Eve.
Lt. Ladesic ensured that the pizzas Ens. Oppici balances two hot pizzas during 'Pizza Night
were sliced just right.
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PALMA DE MALLURCA
A Spanish commune and port Palma had quite a bit to offer
Vulcan. And crew members took advantage of it. These two photos
show some of the festivities during the San Amon Fiesta.
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A popular night spot in Palma
'Manos' gives a ghostly image
on the outside. But not so as
seen and demonstrated by
some of the tender's crew.
CTopD Capt. Smith is assisted by Palma's
USO representative and Ltjg Thornpkins
in cutting a Valentine's cake during a
reception for Palma's Navy League.
iBottomJ Night life during Palma's
After the first couple of port calls shopping for that
special souvenir and the right postcard became
lTopl A popular resort and seaport, Alicante is the capital of Alicante
Province. lBottom leftl Vulcan sailors take a stroll on one of the
beaches. The climate is mild like southern California. lBottom rightl Lt
Cmdr. Howe, left, seems to have been caught off guard.
lTopl RP1 Hough has a high view of Alicante from a
castle. lBottoml one of the more popular spots for
Vulcan sailors was McDonalds. The closest thing to
Vulcan took advantage of the resort city and
had a ship's party during their port visit. lTopl
Spaniards prepare a special dish for the
festivities. lRightJ Crevvmembers line up to
sample something Spanish.
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One of the attractions of the party was
a talent show sponsored by Welfare
and Recreation Services. There were
solo acts as well as a trio.
lTopl Judging talent is never an easy job. Judging the
talent during the festivities were, from left, Lt. Slusher,
HM2 Pierce, LNC Thompson, and YNC Houston.
lBottoml Capt. Smith, right, depicts the general
consensus of the contestants' talent.
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Cartagena was a picturesque city and port situated in
southeast Spain as shown in the CTopi photograph.
CBottom lefti Vulcan's port visit was in time for the
city's carnaval '89. Dressed in early Roman soldier
costumes KBottomJ this was one of the scenes of old
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These shots aren't of the 'Tour de France', but
the popular mode of transportation taken
advantage of by Vulcan crew members. lTopl
MR2 Collier, right, takes a break with an
unidentified shipmate. lLeftl HT1 Beebe is
flanked by HT1 Tapia and MM1 Fortune.
lBottoml MM1 Latimore tries to show a sense
of balance. In the background are EM3 Scott
and EM3 Brown on her two-wheeler.
The Eiffle Tower CTopD is the tallest
struction in Paris, 984 feet tall.
CBottomJ DP3 Novella Dixon stops
for a break during the Paris tour.
The Arc de Triomphe U..eftl was
one of the sites taken in. In the
bottom is the Avenue des Champs
lTopl snow capped Mt. Etna in
northeast Sicily was one of the
popular tours. lRightl Some of the
crewmembers found out that
eventhough the last eruption was in
1983, the rocks were still hot to the
touch. lBottoml Crewmember takes
a break with a breath taking vier.
Some of Vulcan's first classes take a breather
lTopl during a tour in Syracuse Sicily before
tackling an amphitheater in bottom photo.
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ears during a tour in the
ancient city of Pompeii near
Naples. In the bottom
photogpraph are the results
of Mt. Vesuvius' eruption.
CTopJ Some more artifacts in the ancient city and in
the center of the photograph is a petrified human
body. fBottomJ A post-card picture taken from the
bus during the trip.
As seen in the top photograph, a good turn-
out for 'Casino Night' during one of the
ship's transit periods. QRightJ QM2 Kenndy is
stuck behind bars having volunteered as one
of the Casino Night's cashier.
Some of 'Casino Night's' dealers were fTop
Leftl Chief Huston, fTop Rightl Chief
Makolandra, and lLeftl Chief Hinckley. The
night was made possible by Welfare Rec.
Up And About
For the next eighteen pages you're going to come up
close with some of Vulcan's sailors and maybe get an idea
of how they survived the six month deployment.
This photo tells just what the auxiliary repair
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extended deployment such as a
Med. Cruise Vulcan was above par
in work and play. lTopJ Pictured are
some of the Vulcan sailors that
made up the softball team in the
Sixth Fleet. lBottoml I-IT1
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iTopJ SK2 Ward glides from the top of the key
for a lay-up. fBottomD DS3 Perry raises his arms in
triumph during a Med. Cruise Smoker.
lTopl Vulcan's more serious runners pose for a group
photo after completing one of several runs sponsored
by the tender. lBottoml HT2 Smith shows probably
why skiing was not that popular.
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lTop leftl Vulcan also supported a women's softball team. lTop rightl
Ltjg Cameron demonstrates the form that makes her one of the top
female runners on board Vulcan. lBottoml Team photo of the tender's
soccer team - the only men's soccer team in the Sixth Fleet with a
female player, PH2 Penn.
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CWO2 Lucius lI..eftl congratulates HT2 Fogarty as he is Ltjg Cameron lLefti accepts her medal from My
presented with his medal. Lucius.
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The 5-Mile Challenge runners took time to take a group shot. Third from the right is
Vulcan's skipper, Capt. Smith, an avid runner.
. HER 48th
Vulcan't crew took some time
to celebrate the tender's 48th
Birthday while steaming in the
Med. with a fantail picnic.
In the top photograph Capt. Ralph F. Smith is
flanked by MR1 Donald Affelder and SKSA John
Sherwood during the cake-cutting ceremony. Affelder
and Sherwood were the oldest and youngest sailors
aboard. lBottoml The first class petty officer
prepared the fixings for the picnic.
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Capt. Smith takes one of his rare breaks to converse with some of the khakis
I-IT3 Joseph Turoskir is gluing woodstocks together in the carpenter
USS Vulcan CAR-5l's Repair Department continuously
set a standard of both pride and professionalism for afloat
repair facilities while deployed in the Mediterranean.
Over 6,000 jobs were completed, and more than 100
flyaways were made by the Repair Department.
"Exceptional quality and quantity work was performed
by Vulcan," read a message from USS William V. Pratt's
commanding officer, "I considered the dedication and
professionalism to be unsurpassed."
Such quality work doesn't happen overnight. It takes
hours, days, weeks, and even months of planning, accord-
ing to MMCMKSWI Christian D. Bubczyk, senior ship su-
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another ship," said Bubczyk.
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ment sent flyaway teams to act as scouts.
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requirements and how long it would take to accomplish
"We look at the job request and then determine which
shop would do the work," said Bubczyk.
Repair Department includes R-0, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-
6, and R-7. These divisions worked on a variety of job
requests from welding to fixing typewriters. Each division
is divided by occupational specialties that are suited for a
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CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS
MMCM Chris Bubczyk ENCS Leo Davis
OMC Vincent Balla BMC Russel Barbour
HTCS Frank Laque
MRC Richard Boardman
MMCS Chris Bubczyk, MRC Richard Boardman, and BT1 Carl Oliver are checking
what is wrong on the first main cutoff valve off received from the USS Kalamazoo.
HTCS Don Trefsger
HTC Tim Bronnenberg ' HTC Mark Dube
BTC John Ferguson MRC John Grant
CHIEF PETTY GFFICERS
ETC Barry Haas IMC Eric Hinkley HTC Dale Houst HTC William Kelly HTC Cannon Knight
MMC Anton Laluk MTC George Muller HTC Albert Pastoor HTC Carlton Spraberry MLC William Stratmann
GSE John Walsh HTC Robert Watson MRC John West
BT3 Troy Revis and FN Alvin Braddy are setting the
relief pressure on the safety relief valve.
LI1 Eddie Aldridge
EM1 Joseph Baumgart
YN1 Christina Cochran
HT1 Larry McComas
IMI Michael Paul
DM1 Rebecca Popeck
MM1 Robert Mitchell
MR1 Dennis Shurtz
MR2 Ron Couch changes the tool bit so that he could continue to get a good
finish on the brass rod, as MRFN Scott Yockman works on the machines
HT3 Michael Dunlap marking out a piece of angle iron to
prepare it to be cut for a P-250 pump cover.
HT3 Larry Smith replaces the valve of a
control work package from the USS Sell-
EM1 Latimore Stokes
HT1 Steve Taylor
PM1 Richard Thornton
OM2 Allan Coit
LI2 Gary Cox
PH2 Christina Penn
MM2 Gregory Sewell
HT2 Laurie Smith
MM2 Robert Thomas
LI3 Mark Bishop
EM3 Rebecca Davis
LI3 Yvette Francis
HT3 Larry Smith
I-ITFN Kimberly Daniel
MRFN Timothy Farris
MMFA Mary Boissenin
Sanding down the edges HT3 Joe Turoski puts the final touches on the
wooden filing baskets.
HT3 Steven Stoner and HT1 Johnny Hallford discussing the weld
repairs of a six inch 90 degree elbow piping.
HT3 Michael Dunlap
HT3 Ty Grams
HT3 Linda Grayson
HT3 Troy Hetzer
HT3 Keith Jaecks
HT3 Vera Livingston
HT3 Les Melton
HT3 Kendra Middleton
HT3 Jack Peterson
HT3 James Ramps
HT3 Richard Schumacher
HT3 Steven Stone
I-IT3 Michael Tangeman
HT3 Dennis Thompson
HT3 Frank Tillerson
HTFN Richard Baechle
HTFN Kevin Enslow
HTFN David Maloney
HTFN Michael Quinn
HTFN Robert Raddatz
HTFN Roy Radzinske
HTFN James Terrini
HTFN Ben Tido
HTFN Joseph Turoski
HTFN Robert Zanes
EM1 Chris Seabolt, EM2 Norman
Mangubat and EM3 Dayne Lindsey
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for a distillant pump.
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MRFA Tony Carey is milling a parallel for putting under
another parallel for further milling.
HTFA Daniel Stango
SN Patricia Jenkins
FN Robert Jolly
SN Paula Hornick
SN Gayla Spencer
FN Elvin Steierwald
FA Douglas Baldinger
HTFR John Gonyea
DCFR Leland Kinslow
FR Shawn Freeman
HTFN Jeffrey Siders
MR1 Donald Affelder
BT1 Brian Biggar
GSM1 Kenny Cloinger
MR1 Danilo Cruz
MR1 Charles Daniel
MM1 Mario Fortune
MR1 Thomas Genska
EN1 Michael Hand
MR1 Jerrett Hayhurst
BT1 Charles Logsdon
MM1 Nathaniel Latimore
BT1 Thomas Munkacsy
MM1 Jerry Mustain
BT1 David Mynes
BT1 Carl Oliver
ML1 James Robertson
MM1 Andrew Salter
BT1 Noel Tomas
MM1 Garry Yelity
MR2 Kenneth Alsept
MM2 Westley Archambault
HT3 Nicholas Radovich and I-ITFN Timothy Brown are
participating in the pipe patching contest in the D.C. Olym-
pics held in Marseilles, France.
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EN3 Clifford McMillan
MR3 Ronald Pate
BT3 Troy Revis
EN3 Blaine Rothe
MR3 Linda Russell
MM3 Michael Scott
MM3 John Southerland
MM3 William Smith
MR3 Jeff Thomas
MM3 Jay Thrall
MM3 Jonathan Toppin
MR3 Scott White
MRFN Mark Alford
BTFN Steven Brown
BTFN Richard Chavez
MRFN James Crego
MRFN Rory Ganten
MMFN James Gauvin
ENFN I-Iarlyn Johnson
MRFN Rodney Knisely
MLFN Tammy Kruse
MMFN Wade Poland
MRFN Edward Reid
MRFN Phillip Ruble
MLFN Perry Snider
MMFN Andrew Spaulding
MRFN Bobby Tharpe
MMFN Thomas Warren
ENF N Helga Young
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unloader valve for fuel a fuel oil service pump.
FN Derrick Brown
FN William Cox
FN Michael Foster
FN Michael Shepherd
MRFA Reynald Agni
MRFA Edward Campbell
MRFA Randy Dollar
MRFA Gary Engelbrecht
MRFA Stephen Figueiredo
MMFA Charlotte Geary
MRFA Darren Hoercher
MRFA Dianna Jennings
MRFA Douglas Prive
MRFA William Revell
MRFA Robert Reynolds
MRFA Daphne Simpson
MRFA Scott Yockman
MRFR Tien Hsiao
EM1 Charles Blanton
EM1 Charles Bower
IC1 David Churchill
EM1 Mark Dempsey
EM1 Tommie Jo Nicholas
EM1 Jacob Patrick
EM1 Gregory Powell
EM1 Narish Sookedo
EM2 Jerome Barnes
IC2 Richard Cleveland
EM2 Scott Ensinger
EM2 Bernabe Flores
EM2 Paula Hayden
EM2 Michelle Helmer
EM2 Jerry Horton
IC2 Bennie Howell
IC2 Susanne Lawson
EM2 Normando Mangubat
IC2 Tanya Perry
EM2 Rolando Torres
Sylonia Brown is making coils to
rewind a fire pump.
MRFN Scott Yockman and MR2 Ken Alsept are setting up a valve for machin-
EM2 Athony Simpson
lC2 Steven Vennard
EM3 Debra Ainsworth
EM3 Sherri Boyd
EM3 Sylonia Brown
EM3 Lisa Knight
EM3 Dayne Lindsey
IC3 Sallie McDonald
EM3 Luz Pedralvez
EM3 Antoine Perry
EM3 Lejune Sarvis
EM3 Wanda Scott
IC3 Jon Vanspriell
EMFN Michael Defibau
ICFN Howard Glancy
EMFA Kimberly Cox
IM1 Richard Hughes
IM1 William Kelly
ET1 George Lamb
ET1 Arthur Lescher
OM1 Terry Miller
RM1 Richard Torres
ET1 Gary Webb
BT2 Daniel Brockman
IM2 Ronald Christensen
ET2 Charles Cole
ET2 Cresencio Consoli
ET2 Charlie Dowda
ET2 Victor Ewry
IM2 Frederick Farmer
ET2 Mark Gottschall
IM2 Lori Hazlett
IM2 Dale Kleinschmidt
IM2 Samuel Patrick
OM2 Curtis Riseley
ET2 Joe Roebuck
ET2 Paul Rowland
ET2 Christopher Russell
RM2 Charles Scott
ET2 Scott Stephens
ET2 George Wilz
FC3 James Armstrong
ET3 Ronald Bartell
ET3 Mark Cheatham
ET3 Gregory Collette
IM3 Marcella Collyer
MR2 Roy Davis explains to MRFN William Cox how the dialing discharge pump casing on the lathe works.
ET3 David Nutty
ET3 Sara Oliver
ET3 Douglas Watters
ET3 Peggy Whitener
ETSN Stephen Amstberg
ET3 Ronald Garrett
ET3 Wesley Herring
ET3 Thomas Lehman
ET3 Laura Mastro
ET3 David Mellor
FCSN Vannard Davis
IMSN Bill Godlewski
OMSN Tara Singleton
IMSA Sean Pickel
HT1 Britt Barnes
HT1 Aaron Beebe
HT1 Chester Butler
HT1 John Farrell
HT1 Lloyd Flynn
HT1 Steven Furnace
MM1 James Lapierre
EM1 James Nickerson
MM1 Russell Reed
HT2 Anthony Kaskadden
HT2 Stephen Nixon
HT2 William Smith
HT2 Thomas Stelzig
ET3 Sean Bosworth
HT2 David Bowman, HT2 Terrance Carter and HT3 Linda Grayson discuss
the repairs necessary to boiler piping.
HT3 Timothy Brown and HT3 Nicho-
las Radovich demonstrates the proper
technique in applying a soft patch for
the Damage Control Olympics held in
BM1 QDVJ Jeffrey Rosenberger
SK2 lDVl Jeffrey Barone
HT2 QDVJ Chris Erbe
OM2 Jeffrey Fila
BM2 lDVl Paul Puglise
J BM2 Robert Sehen
BM3 Scott Geisler
EN3 lDVl Paul Lawson
HT3 QDVD Mario Perez
QM3 lDVl Cass Schussler
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FN lDVl Kevin Credle
SN CDVD Francis Deloreto
SN Jill Lucero
SN Francisco Orendain
FN Scott Peterson
SN Elvin Steirwald and Roger Mikina emerge fromlthe
water after a day of scuba diving.
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HT2 Don Ryans applies self-adhering glue to keep 'the rubber malthead connected to the handle.
I A Engineering
A two-fold goal was USS Vulcan CAR-5Ys Engineering
Department'si plan for success during the Mediterrean
Completion of all inspections and selected exercises
was part of that two-fold goal, according to Lt. Don Herr,
chief engineeraboard the auxiliary repair ship.
"Training the personnel and making sure the equip-
ment was in material condition, were the areas that we
focused on during the deployment," said I-Ierr.
A lot of the training took place when the engineering
personnel were off duty, according to Herr.
"Sometimes liberty went by the wayside due to opera-
tional goals," said I-Ierr.
Although engineering had their own goals to meet, they
also helped other ships by never going cold iron. The
engineers provided steam, water and electricity to the
other ships that the auxiliary repair ship tended.
To be able to continuiously keep the propulsion plants
working all through the Mediterranean, engineers steamed
for 4,392 hours and stood 103,224 hours on watch.
"It was nothing for the engineers to stand six-on and six-
off watches," said Herr.
The Operational Propulsion Plant Examination was the
most important examination that the engineers were
working towards before the homecoming.
The exam has been called one of the most thorough
examinations an engineering department has to partici-
"We completed OPPE with a grade of satisfactory,"
It was a combine effort for the engineering department
to make it through the Med and OPPE, according to Herr.
"In engineering you can't segregate the divisions as in
maybe Repair, or Ops, because we use all the divisions to
stand watch together," said Herr.
Not only did the engineers work hard in their depart-
ments, but also throughout the ship. They repaired air
conditioners, fixed galley equipment when it broke down
and worked on the small boats.
OFFICERS AND CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS 1
LT Don I-Ierr
BTCS Joseph Saienni
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MM3 Tammy Jones tags out the valves with identification tags before beginning required maintenance
BT1 James Janazak
MM1 Charles Phillips
MM2 James Briglin
BT2 Dan Butler
MM2 Attilio Ellul
MM2 Brad Miller
BT2 Carroll Miller
MM2 David Roseneblat
MM2 Robert Wall
BT2 Kevin Woodward
BT3 Frederick Crawford
BT3 Allen Dodd
MM3 Robert Hale
MM3 Warren Hutcherson
MM3 Tammye Jones
BT3 Eric Lindsey
MM3 Jeffrey Lindsey
BT3 Michael Poindexter
BT3 Michael Rayburn
MM3 Phillip Raymond
MM3 Doug Strickland standing Ma-
chmest Mate of the Watch discusses
the engmeroom operating log with
the Engineer Officer of the Watch.
FN Shane Coulter standing Messenger of the Watch takes
the reading on the throttle board.
BT3 Jerry Roberson
BT3 Dennis Rudy
MM3 Douglas Strickland
BTFN Miguel Avetria
MMFN Brent Morlan
MMFN Timothy Piller
BTFA Denise Delahoy
MMFA Christopher Michels
MMFA Clarke Stabe
FN Keith Ashton
FN Carolina Hernandez
FN Edgardo Sandoval
FA Shane Coulter
FA Douglas Grimsley
FA Anjanette Kosachunis
FA Kenneth Peer
FR Stuart Gray
BTFA Jon Mansell
MM1 Leo Balanow
MM1 John Long
MM2 Simmon Alarcon
BT2 Michael Garner
BT3 Joseph Atkins
MM3 Kelvin Cheeseboro
MM3 Chris Dobel
BT3 David Goralczyk
DCCS William Walls discusses
the days events with DCFR Peg-
gy Wareham while she waits in
the Mess line.
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guages in Main Control.
BT3 Trevor Hall
BT3 James Hightower
MM3 John Overby
MM3 Harry Park
BT3 James Pullen
BT3 Tim Staude
MMFN Glynn Hamilton
MMFN Todd Kull
BTFN Kristina Werner
BTFA Stephen Tracy
MMFR Pascal Underwood
FN Arthur Abram
FN Andrea Garcia
FN Jeffrey Curtis
FN Adonica Erdelles
HT3 Ronnie Saxbury practices good safety practices while renovating an engineering head.
EN2 Michael Eckhout
MM2 Jake Miller
MM2 Randall Phillips
EN3 Tracy Carr
EN3 Tony Ferry
MM3 Stephen Mercer
EN3 Ronald Tucker
ENFN Laurence Miller
ENFN Donald Mull
ENFA Dwayne Vantassel
EM1 Robert Carl
IC1 Danny Finger
IC1 Timothy Graham
EM2 Christopher Labate
IC2 Clyde Mosier
EM3 Tonya Burton
EM3 Rory Chatman
EM3 Michael Deffenbaugh
EM3 Thomas Evans
EM3 Leslie Fernandez
EM3 Sharon Fortson
IC3 Randall Talley
EM3 Samuel Wright
ICFN Kenneth Bennerman
ICFN Donna Burton
EMFN Kenny Wendt
. HT1 Cindy Luhm
HT2 Carl Brandt
M HT2 Edward Fogarty
HT2 Don Ryans
su fy DT2 Ronnie Saxbury
DC3 Christina Dove
HT3 Gregory Sanchez
DCFN Ernest Curington
HTFN Robert Dombi
DCFN David Emmons
DCFN James Graham
HTFN Brian Hearld
A HTFN Russ Hepp
BT2 Michael Garner adjusts the combustion air fuel throttle while standing
engineering burnerman watch. l
HTFN Nicholas Radovich
DCFN Ernest Riley
HTFR Christopher Azevedo
HTFR Troy Haave
HTFR Roger Minkina
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The main goal for USS Vulcan CAR-5l's Supply depart-
ment during the Mediteranean was to provide the re-
sources, OPTAR funds, repair parts, and the supplies to
support the crew and it's repair mission.
'4Every month we were named the Material Control
Office Super Stars," said CDR William I.. Gianfagna, the
supply officer aboard the auxiliary repair ship.
While deployed if a ship is capable of identifying and
transferring a critical parts that is needed by another ship,
they become the MATCOM Super Stars.
"We were able to identify and transfer from 50 to 100
parts a month to other ships," stated Gianfagna.
Teamwork is a major factor of how supply met its goals
throughout the deployment.
A combination of the storekeepers, automated data
processing watches, and the radiomen efforts insured sup-
ply's success. They received, answered, and sent mes-
sages and the supplies that were needed, according to
Another asset to supply's success was the motivation of
"They knew while deployed that this was the biggest
test for them. The deployment showed that they could do
their jobs," said Gianfagna.
Throughout the cruise each division of supply were able
to show their skills, by receiving supplies during the six
major logistics replenishments.
"The replenishments were part of an all department
restock," state Gianfagna.
The task of replenishment calls for and organized sup-
ply department. While underway the ship received sup-
plies from helicopters and highline transfer between ships.
Each of the five divisions of supply was part of that well
organised unit that got the job done.
OFFICERS AND CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS -
CDR William Gianfagna LCDR Steven McKenzie
LT Bradley Slusher LTJG Geselle Thompkins
LTJG Allison Cameron ENS Joseph Greenwood
SKC Rodrigo Calub SHCS Jeffrey Dowling
CHIEF PETTY GFFICERS
DKC Reynaldo Elbo DPC Terrie Marshall
DP3 Amy Koep is the status keeper on the bridge while underway.
SKC Jamie Pastrana
SKC Jose Reyes
MSC Gail Salt
SK1 Milton Bartley
SK1 Danilo Miravite
SK2 Verna Johnson-Graves
MR2 Pearl Johnson
SK2 Jonathan Robinson
MR2 James Smick
SK2 Russell Williams
SK3 Gary Giraud
SK3 Hui Pak
SK3 Rachel Tillman
SK3 Chris Ward
SK3 Marie Woode
MMFN Glynn Hamilton
SKSN Pinkham Inthoulay
SKSN Lawrence Santangelo
SKSN Darin Sepulveda
SKSA Jeffrey Herbst
SKSA Timmons Orf
SKSA Brian Rollins
SKSA Laura Sands
SKSA Lavenda Sells
M51 Gundanay Bautista
M51 Brenda Brovvnavvell
M51 Virginia Fly
M52 Benodicto Alcarion
M52 Jerome Black
MS2 Jefferson Blakey
M52 David Faford
MS2 Beverly Gilchrist
M52 Sterling Guess
MS2 Donnell Smith
MS2 Angela Steele
MS2 Susan Toothaker
M52 Diana Smith
M53 Anthony Benavidez
M53 Mark Houston
M53 Joseph Nkwacha
M53 Kelli Richard
MSSN Glenn Anderson
MSSN Michael Biondo
MSSN Jo Jo Delacruz
MSSN Brian Stark
MSSA Thomas Lavender
BT3 Mitchell and PI-I1 William Reed re
ceive a Vulcan meal with a big smile.
SH1 Jose Stephens
SI-I2 Tonya Davis
SH2 Hiroichi Ibanez
SH3 Collin Herelle
SH3 William Rice
SH3 Michael Wicks
Sl-ISN Errol Angus
SHSN Samuel Harris
SHSN Angela Mundy
SI-ISR Brenda Moore
DK1 Kevin Weldon
DK2 Kim Washington
DK3 William Righter
DKSN Thomas Fournier
DKSN Gary Johnson
SK1 Larry Sayyed and SK2 Russell
Williams review monthly financial
reports, which are always 4.0.
DP1 Wanda Kaczmarek
DS1 James Schoene
DP1 Cynthia Storie
DP1 Donna Stretch
DP1 David Thomas
i DP2 Curtis Applewhite
DP2 James Basore
DP2 Wayne Forge't
l DP2 Debra McCue
l DS3 Nathaniel Causey
QQ DP3 Maria Delgado
i DP3 Novella Dixon
DP3 Jennifer Hepburn
DP3 Steve Hidalgo
DS3 Jeffrey Kincaid
2 DP3 Amy Koep
DP3 Edward McConnaughy
ig DS3 John Perry
EMFN Desiree Fields
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Mrs. Dixe Lehman from the family
support center insures that the
, crew eats their "Veggies" while the
i ship departs from the Med.
M53 Joseph Nkwocha adds spices to the crew's evening meal.
Vulcan Deck department pulls together as a team to ensure a safe and smooth towing evolution with the USS South Carolina
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FIRST DIVISION f DECK WEAPONS
The Deck Department set out on a battle against rust
during the Mediterranean deployment.
Armed with 1,500 gallons of paint First Division
worked hard at their never ending battle against corro-
"We were able to accomplish over ninety percent of the
painting," said BMC Leland I-I. Maxam, leading chief pet-
ty officer in deck.
First Division preserved and painted everything from
the maindeck to boatdeck, and also over the side.
Painting wasn't the only goal Deck Department accom-
plished while deployed.
"Getting the deck personnel PQS qualified was also an
important task during the Mediterranean deployment,"
said Maxam. "We trained the crane operators, boat cox-
swains, helms and Lee helmsman.
Deck Department started out with only three qualified
boat coxswain at the beginning of the cruise, but had a
OFFICERS AND CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS
total of 18 at the completion of the deployment.
They received a lot of that training in the 1,400 liberty
boat runs made in Naples and San Remo, Italy.
Conducting over 1,000 crane lifts the Deck Department
added another skill to their qualifications.
First Division also completed over 9 percent of their
"We had no set plan on how to go about getting our
goals accomplished, said Maxam. "We just saw it as somel
thing that had to be done."
Although you can't attribute the success of Deck meet-
ing its goal to one single thing or person, you can attribute
it to a group of people working together, according to
"The people that worked for Deck could have made
First Division and the ship look good or bad," said Maxam,
"I had good people and I feel that they made us look good
throughout the deployment."
LCDR Joseph Trainor CWO2 Marion Gregg
BMC Leland Maxam BMC Michael Watkins
SN Val Sawhill II works intensly while rigging a motor.
FIRST DIVISION XDECK wi.-2APoNs -if
BM1 Isaiah Montgomery A
BM1 Dennis Rysdam
BM2 Richard Scheirman y
BM2 Keena Wolfred .
BM3 Earma Brannon ,
BM3 Jeff Johnson it j
GMG3 Steven Nelson t
BM3 Douglas Kersten I
GMG3 William Ostrost .
BM3 Harry Schopp ,
r BM3 Harlan Sliger
BM3 David Sowards ,
BM3 Thomas Stewart
BM3 Dagoverto Valdez
BM3 Richard Zahm
BMSN Miguel Borbon
First division assembles in the position to participate in the highline transfer of supplies during a Towing the line in the rain the fifst
VERTREP. division personnel are participating in
First Division X Deck f Weapons
FIRST DIVISIGN f DECK f WEAPGNS
BMSN Donald Vickerd
SN Barry Akers
SN Alicia Benfield
SN Kenneth Brown
SN Larry Conley
SN John Hamel
SN James Hagan
SN Terry Marshall
SN Frank Kosik
SN Jon McNeely
SN Chad Parson
SN Kelly Shuttleworth
SN Ray Simmons
SA Rexford Arnett
SA Chadd Bonvillian
SA Do Brack
SA April Farkas
SA Melissa Hamrick
SA Todd Meyer
SA Frances Moffett
SA Darin O'Neil
SA Steve Sawhill
SA Brandon Cook
SA Trina Hearne
SR Michelle Johnson
SR Jeffrey Lanaville
SR Marcos Lopez
SR Lorie McGrath
SR Peter Rehill
SR Eric Rogers
Flrst Division X Deck X Weapons
SN Amy Wilson, SR Alicia Benfield and SN Kelly Shuttleworth, guide, mark and steer our ship into the next port
From navigating to communication, Operations is the
backbone of transferring Vulcan from one point to the
Operations consists of quartermasters, radiomen, oper-
ation specialists, signalmen and journalists.
During 1,104 hours spent underway, Operations partic-
ipated in 60 helicopter operations, 30 special sea and
anchor details and navigated Vulcan 10,509 miles. These
tasks were expedited by the quartermasters, operation
specialists, signalmen and journalists.
Communication support was provided by the radiomen.
The radiomen maintained a busy schedule by transmitting
over 7,000 outgoing messages, receiving over 81,000
messages and reproducing over 510,000 copies of mes-
OFFICERS AND CHIEF
LT Barbara Scholley LT Jeffrey Munson
Department Head Navigation Officer
The journalist provided support to operations on the
bridge while underway, and were also responsible for
providing entertainment to the crew through CCTV. Over
1,400 hours of programs for training and entertainment
were aired. They also produced nine captain's calls, six
port briefs and kept the crew up-to-date by broadcasting
daily news and sports.
According to Lt. Jeff Munson, operations department
division officer, the quartermasters, signalmen, radiomen,
operations specialists and journalists performed outstand-
ing. "We all made a few mistakes but a lot of the cruise
was a learning and training experience."
ENS Theodore Stewart
ETC Ronald Frazier RMC Michael Murphy
QM1 Marvin Ballard
OS1 Mitchell Phillips
QM2 Jeffrey Brown
JO2 Lorenzo Garcia
QM2 Annette Kennedy
RM2 Agnes Kern
IC2 Lorie Logan
JO3 Jake Buehler
RM3 Kelly Coyne
RM3 Monica Larry
QM3 Patsy Long
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u i Cr ges y emonstrates one procedure of send
ing signals to other ships.
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I SMSN Rachel Hobbs polishes the brass bell
SM3 Robert Olgesby
RM3 Irene Samaniego
RM3 Robyn Sacasa
OSSN Eric Crawford
RMSN Vickie Davis
QMSN Aritha Elbana
JOSN Lisa English
RMSN Mary I-Iallums
SMSN Rachel Hobbs
OSSN Wallace Johnson
RMSN Mechall Jones
RMSN Christine Paul
OSSN Jeff Trudel
RMSN Kim Wilson
on the signal
PNC Gail Sines and BT2 Michael Garner discuss Garner's evaluations before entering them into his personnel file
EXECUTIVE DEPARTME T
ADMIN f EXEC
One significant change was made in X Division during
the Mediterranean cruise. The division was separated into
X and X2. -.
X Division consists of the Captain's Office, Personnel
Office and ship's Post Office. X2 Division consists of
Legal, Safety Office, DAPA, Chaplain's Office, Master-at-
Arms, and Command Career Counselor's Office.
The main mission of X Division is to provide assistance
to crewmembers with personnel records, personal prob-
lems such as emergency leave or legal.
The Captainis office had over 2,000 request chits ap-
proved through the office, over 50 emergency leave pa-
pers for enlisted and officers and 1,011 letters serialized
Personnel issued identification cards to Sixth Fleet per-
OFFICERS AND CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS
sonnel, provided administrative technical assistance to the
crew and other units and received and transferred over
Mail, a person's best friend, was handled by the pound
while in the Mediterranean. Over 19,000 pounds of outgo-
ing mail was handled and over 58,000 pounds were re-
ceived. The post office also sold over 324,000 in stamps
and S700,000 in money orders.
The Chaplain's office sent out messages every Wednes-
day to other ships about Sunday services. The religious
program specialists visited other ships to speak about our
services. They were in charge of tours by providing ade-
quate transportation and collecting the funds.
The Legal office, Master-at-Arms and Command Career
Counselor's offices provided support to the crew.
CDR Charles Levitt LT Raymond Winters
LTJG Michael Sokolowski CWO2 Miflhael I-UCIUS
Safety Officer Administrative Officer
NCCS ISWJ Michael Wardlaw YNC Effie Houston
Command Career Counselor
BMC Larry Key PNC Gail Sines
EXECUTIVE DEPARTME T
MM1 Michael Batterson
EN1 Robert Brandal
PN 1 Patricia Clancy
PC1 Joseph Cullen
RP1 James Hough
PH1 William Reed
LN1 "Cat" Thompson
YN2 Julie Cahoon
MR2 Cris Kallenberger
BM2 Alberta Mullholland
PN2 Frank Nunez
HT2 Roberto Reoyo
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PC3 Nilsa Colon
PN3 Walter Flint
IC3 Elizabeth Hussey
PC3 William Holland
PNSN Telshia Ramsey
PNSA D'Shannon Goins
SN Amy Vozka
SN Amy Wilson
FA Melissa Struck
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PC3 William Holland overlooks PC3 Nilsa Colon during training, while she properly checks an identification card and money order
HM3 Jeffrey Stacy draws blood from a fellow shipmate to run a test.
i Medical f Dental
The Medica. Department had a very rigorous and full sched-
ule during the Mediterranean cruise. The jobs completed ex-
P ceeded the productivity of many of the larger tenders.
The services provided included: 4,500 audiograms, 7,200
lab tests, 900 x-rays, 4,500 prescriptions, 245 physical exams
and 135 medical officer evaluations.
Services were rendered to Vulcan crew and crews of others
ships being tended.
HM2 George Pierce, leading petty officer, was impressed by
the professionalism and accomplishments of the department.
"Everything the other ships requested was completed in a
timely and professional manner," he said. "All the corpsmen
involved in the cruise did an outstanding job. Their attitudes
were outstanding and their rapport with the patient's was out-
standing," Pierce added.
Praise and compliments on the Medical Department were not
limited to Vulcan personnel. Other ship's sent Bravo Zulu
messages expressing their impressions of the entire medical
Vulcan Dental Department maintained a full schedule and
heavy flow of traffic while in the Mediterranean according to
Vulcan Dental Department Head Commander Harry Over-
street. "We were seeing a lot more patients because it was
convenient for them to walk right next door when they were
parked next to us."
Dental saw 4,263 patients, completed 630 cleanings, 1,664
amalgam restorations, 448 surfaces of composite restorations,
42 root canals, and 20 crowns which improved readiness rating
by almost 38 percent.
The Dental Department not only worked hard, they found
time to enjoy other activities.
They celebrated the 41st birthday of the dental technician
rating at a cookout with the Sigonella Naval Air Station Dental
Some of the gang also participated in the Vulcan 5-Mile
Challenge at Sigonella, with Commander Overstreet coming
out on top in his age group.
DFFICERS A D CHIEF PETTY DFFICERS -
CDR Lee Overstreet LT Charles D'Auria
LT Dorothy Dury LT Peter Jahnke
LT Kevin Ladesic HMSC Seth Larson
DTC Laura Ball Makolandra
Medical f Dental
EDICAL DE TAL
HM1 Luckie Dayton
DT1 Jerome Jiles
DT2 Restituto Cunanan
DT2 Michael Finley
HM2 John Swingle
I-IM2 Jefferson Viloria
DT3 Robert Sampson
HM3 Floyd Simms
HM3 Jeffrey Stacy
DN John Burnett
LT Kevin Ladesic' reviews the x-rays of a patient's dental exam. J
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MEDICAL DE TAL
L HM3 Jeffrey Stacy prepares a dressing change for an injured crew member
DTC Laura Ball Makolandra explains to
patients the procedures used in the den-
tal department before filling out question-
naires and waiting on x-rays.
DN Stanley Dybas
DN Ulyses Santiago
HN Rebecca Stapp
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Contest Judges were Capt. Ralph F. Smith, Cmdr Alvin N
Roberts, Lt Peter V. Jahnke, HMCS Seth C. Larson, Pl-I1
Bill M. Reed, PH2 Christina Marie Penn.
The three winners and honorable mentioned selected by
the judges were:
First Place - Lt Kevin T. Ladesic
Second Place - Lt Michael A. Sokolowski
Third Place - PC1 Joseph Cullen
First Runner-Up - HT2 Roberto Reoyo
Second Runner-Up - ET2 Scott D. Stephens
Third Runner-Up - MR2 Constance E. Collier
Capt. Ralph F. Smith addresses the Vulcan crew during the
auxiliary repair ship's observence of Memorial Day honoring the
servicemen killed in war and peace.
fFrom Leftl EM1 Joseph T. Baumgart Jr., Lt. Raymond F. Winters 4fChap1ainl and Capt
Smith pay tribute to the fallen servicemembers
fTopl Members of Vulcan's Color Guard pay
tribute as four fellow shipmates lTop Rightl honor
the fallen servicemembers with a song. lRightl
Capt. Smith is assisted by Ltjg Allison M.
Cameron tossing a wreath over the side during the
Vulcan s N ests
Caartegena Spain Marseille France
After thousands of jobs completed by the oldest
active naval vessel on the East Coast, Vulcan prepared
for the long awaited turn-over with the USS
Shenandoah. As the Sixth Fleet's tender, Vulcan proved
herself as the repair ship for others to set their standard
Capt. Smith signs a danger tag-out card denoting the winding .down
of the six-month deployment. The oversized tag was the work of
BM3 Sowards. Joining Capt. Smith ifrom Left to Rightl were Lt.
Cmdr. Trainor, Cmdr. Roberts and BMC Maxam.
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lTopl USS Shenandoah moored pierside,
awaits Vulcan as she is inched into
position for the long awaited turn-over.
lRightl All eyes are towards one direction
and with good reason. The realization of a
reunion with loved ones back home was
that much closer.
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most part for Vulcan's crew. The banner displayed
some of the sentiments. lBottoml The auxiliary
repair ship is dominated by the Shenandoah.
Vulcan crewmembers lTopl display a
Danger Tag signaling the winding down of
the six-month cruise. lBottoml Shenandoah
sailors stand by for the inevitable . . .
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open. lBottoml Some early birds took advantage of the shelter provided to them during the
early vigil of the Homecoming.
The oldest active Navy ship on the East Coast is guided by two tugboats after completing her
job as the Sixth Fleet's repair ship.
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Wery Topl After hours of hard work family
and friends proudly displayed banners and
posters. lTopl Anxious sailors canvas the
crowd for that special person or party.
fRightl As the majority of loved ones and
friends waited behind a locked gate, the new
born fnever before seen by the fatherl and
the mothers, are given the opportunity to be
the first ones to board.
On the bottom right of this photo some Deck personnel make final adjustments to the
accomendation ladder before dependents and friends board the tender.
With the daughter or son never before
seen by the proud father, the new
mothers don't need a second invitation
by the skipper to board Vulcan.
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COORDI ATORS EDITUR
Lt. Peter V. Jahnke JOSR Margaret A. Berry
Welfare and Recreation
Cruise Book Committee
JO2 Lorenzo M. Garcia
JO2 Lorenzo M. Garcia
JOSR Margaret A. Berry
PH2 Christina M. Penn PH1 Bill Reed
JO2lLorenzo M. Garcia JOSR Margaret A. Berry The Vulcan
BT2 Michael W. Garner
EM2 Anthony Simpson
IC1 Danny W. Finger
RP1 James R. Hough
ET1 George T. Lamb
ET2 Scott D. Stephens
EM3 Sylonia D. Brown
Lt. Kevin T. Ladesic
Lt. Michael A. Sokolowski
JO2 Lorenzo M. Garcia JOSN Lisa English
JOSR Margaret A. Berry
To Lt. Peter V. Jahnke the Public Affairs Officer and who without his
camera this layout could not have been completed. To Mr. Tom
Crockett for his persistence in seeing this book through.
I MUST GO DOWN TO THE SEAS AGAIN
TO THE LONELY SEA AND THE SKY . . .
AND ALL I ASK IS A TALL SHIP
AND A STAR TO STEER HER BY
AND THE WHEEL'S KICK AND THE WIND'S
SONG AND THE WHITE SAILS SHAKING,
AND A GREY MIST ON THE SEA'S FACE
AND A GREY DAWN BREAKING . . .
I MUST GO DOWN TO THE SEAS AGAIN,
FOR THE CALL OF THE RUNNING TIDE . . .
IS A WILD CALL AND A CLEAR CALL
THAT MAY NOT BE DENIED,
AND ALL I ASK IS A WINDY DAY
WITH THE WHITE CLOUDS FLYING,
AND THE FLYING SPRAY AND THE BLOWN SPUME
AND THE SEA GULLS CRYING
I MUST GO DOWN TO THE SEAS AGAIN
TO THE VAGRANT GYPSY LIFE,
TO THE GULL'S WAY AND THE WHALE'S WAY
WHERE THE WIND'S LIKE A WHETTED KNIFE,
AND ALL I ASK IS A MERRY YARN
FROM A LAUGHING FELLOW ROVER,
AND A QUIET SLEEP AND A SWEET DREAM
WHEN THE LONG TRICK'S OVER . . .
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