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"Sailors belong on ships, and ships belong
at sea," is a traditional Navy adage. Observed
by seafaring men for centuries, its implications
have never been more fully meaningful than in
today's turbulent world, where the presence of
our Navy plays a key role in maintaining the
freedoms enjoyed by each individual in our
From 4 November 1986 to 20 March 1987,
USS KISKA did her part to keep those freedoms
intact, as we deployed on our Western Pacific
deployment. For nearly five months, KISKA
steamed through waters surrounding the Orient
and Southeast Asia, conducting operations with
various U.S. Navy ships, and keeping the Ameri-
can presence known to both our friends and
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The following pages are a reflection of what KIS- excitement of liberty call in Hong Kong. ln no other
KA'S Western Pacific cruise was like for the individual line of work or duty can a person be part of such a
sailor -- from the 16-hour workdays underway to the unique and rewarding experience . . .
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COMMRNDER JOHN J. BEPHO, Ill
CDR John J. Bepko, lil was born and raised in
Milford, Connecticut. After graduating from the Uni-
versity of Connecticut, he enlisted in the Navy in June
1968. While attending Radarman "A" School, CDR
Bepko was selected for Officer Candidate School, and
was commissioned an Ensign in September, 1969.
Following commissioning, CDR Bepko served as
Gunnery Officer, then Combat information Center Offi-
cer aboard USS ORLECK QDD 8861, homeported in
Yokosuka, Japan. Following Destroyer School he
served as Operations Officer on USS BAUSELL QDD
845i, also homeported in Yokosuka. While on BAU-
SELL, he participated in the evacuation of the Repub-
lic of Vietnam and SS Mayaquez recovery operations.
He was next assigned as counterintelligence!Human
intelligence Officer of U.S.!Taiwan Defense Command,
at Taipei, Republic of China, from 1975 to 1978. From
1978 to 1979, CDR Bepko ws Executive Officer of y
USS PRESERVER QARS 81, out of Little Creek, VIFQE'
ia. In December 1979, CDR BepkO fepoffed F0 med al
val Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. an
graduated with a Master of Science Degree ln Jungof
1981. ln October 1981, CDR Bepko took commafll u
USS EXCEL QMSO 439i, homeported at Treasure S
land, California. A , USS
Prior to selection as Commanding Off'C?V' U55
KISKA, CDR Bepko served as Executive Officer,
PYRO QAE 243, from July 1983 to March 1985. F54
was promoted to his present rank in October. 1J im
CDR B9pko's personal awards include the Fon
Service Commendation Medal, Navy Comrt19fld3d'a'
Medal, and the Ministry of National Defense.M9 Cam
Republic of China. In addition, he wears various
paign medals and unit awards.
FROM THE Cf-WPTHIN
Everything that a ship does, every drill, every ex-
ercise, every refueling, every inspection . . . is for one
reason and one reason only . . . to prepare us to
serve our country with honor in combat. This past
year we have worked long and hard to prepare for
this deployment, for it is on deployments like this one
to the far off corners of the earth that ships are most
likely to encounter that terrible fact of life - that
there are those who would enslave innocent people
- and it is our responsibility to keep those people
free. Not all men and women are cut out for this diffi-
cult responsibility, but l thank God that the men l led
in KISKA are ready to serve with honor in war as well
My pride of you men in KISKA has no bounds.
We steamed thousands of miles, handled thousands
of tons of ordnance and kept all ship's systems oper-
ational. All this was done without a single major mis-
hap. You performed superbly. While inport, we saw
many other cultures and races and enjoyed the sights
and sounds of Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and the Phi-
lippines. We saw that the barriers of language and
customs are easily bridged by courtesy and respect,
and the international symbol of friendliness, a smile.
We saw that people in other countries make do very
well without most of the luxuries that we in the United
States enjoy, luxuries such as air conditioning, a car
and space to park it, refrigerators, paved roads. You
men who were seeing these things for the first time
came back, l'm sure, with a new view on what it takes
to be happy.
The highest compliment a Commanding Officer
can pay his men is to say that he is ready and willing
to lead them in combat. l have, do now and will con-
tinue to emphatically say that about you. On this de-
ployment you served your country, your Navy and me
superbly and with great honor.
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LCDUIS P. DEHSHFGO
Lieutenant Commander Louis P
Deasaro was born and raised in Sta.
ten Island, New York. Following Com,
missioning from the U.S. Naval Acad-
emy in June, 1974, he served as First
Division Officer, and later as Naviga-
tor, in USS OUELLET QFF 10771,
homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,
ln November, 1977, he was assigned
instructor duty at the Naval Academy
in the Division of Professional Devel.
opment, where he remained until re-
porting to Department Head School,
While serving at the Naval Academy,
LCDR Deasaro earned a Master of
Science Degree in Personnel Manage-
ment from George Washington Univer-
Following Department Head
School, LCDH Deasaro reported to
the pre-commissioning crew of USS
CLIFTON SPRAGUE QFFG 16I, home-
ported in Mayport, Florida. He served
in CLIFTON SPRAGUE as Ship Con-
trol Department Head until July, 1982,
when he reported to USS BUTTE QAE
271, homported in Earle, New Jersey,
as First Lieutenant.
While in BUTTE, LCDR Deasaro
was involved in operations off Beirut,
Lebanon. ln June, 1984, he reported
to the staff at the Surface Warfare Of-
ficer School Command, Newport,
Rhode Island, where he served as a
Combat Systems and MLSF instruc-
tor. ln June, 1986, he reported as Ex-
ecutive Officer, USS KISKA.
LCDR Deasaro was promoted to
his present rank in July, 1983. His
awards include the Navy Commenda-
tion and Navy Achievement Medals, in
addition to various campaign medals
and unit awards.
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could have asked any storekeeper who the Ops Boss was, and not only would he be able to give
you a name, and a stateroom location, but he could also probably tell you where Mr. Morgan
could be found at various times during the day. A department head's job involved interaction with
a myriad of different people in every department.
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MMC Brooks BTC Bundy FCC Drebert MMC Everett ETC Gasteiger
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KlSKA'S main deck. Ol level and sides. home of
the famous Kiska "Deck Dogs", looked sharp and
well preserved when the ship pulled into Hawaii. And
Japan. And l-long Kong. the Philippines. Korea and
Guam. lf appearances were any indication at all. the
2056 gallons of paint Deck Departments First and
Second Division Boatswains Mates went through
were put to good use.
Throughout WESTPAC, KISKA received many fa-
vorable comments concerning the appearance and
seavvorthiness of her exterior and small boats. and
the general knowledge of marlin spike seamanship on
the part of her deck personnel. ln fact. KISKA earned
the reputation as the cleanest ship in the Pacific Fleet
thanks in large part to the efforts of KISKA'S Deck
Deck is by far KlSKA,s largest department. and
for good reason - it was responsible for almost ev-
ery aspect of underway replenishment. the ship's pri-
mary mission. Beside the Boatswains Mates, who
handled the on-station activity during the actual evolu-
SR Cline SN Coakley GMG2 Cochrane
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tion lin addition to their normal arduous watch and
work schedulesi the department also employed a diviw
sion of deck 'snipesj' in Rase Division.
These specially-trained Electricians Mates. Ma-
chinists Mates. and a scattering of Boatswains
Mates. handled all corrective and preventative mainte-
nance on the unrep gear: equipment such as fork
trucks, unrep and donkey wenches. ram tensioners.
transfer heads. boat davits. capstalns, ordnance
elevators. the anchor windlass . . . the list continues.
Unreps often lasted eight hours and more on
WESTPAC, but for the Fox Division Gunners Mates
and Fire Controlmen. the job was just beginning when
the last lift came over, These were the men KlSKA's
crew counted on to inventory and safely store the
ordnance taken on during unrep. Using fork trucks
and elevators. the GMS and FCs transferred the am-
munition from the main deck to the various cargo
holds. where they often worked long into the night se-
curing it for sea.
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SR Dukes BM2 Dunlap SA Ellington
GMC-SN Fellers SA Garcia BM3 Gedeon
sg Glaspie MM3 Gozarm BM2 Gravely
SR H derson SN HensleY
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MM1 Hess BM1 Hogan SN Hon FC2 Howard BM3 Johnson BM3
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SA Posien MM3 Reyes SR Reynolds BMS Richards SA Richardson, D. SA Richardson. W.
BM2 Robinson BM3 Robinson SN Rodarte SA Rodriguez SA Russel SR Sawyers
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ln addition, the Gunners Mates were responsible
for all small arms. During PAC, the Gunners Mates
qualified 117 ships security force personnel in the
handling of pistols, shotguns and rifles, and in the
process expended 6300 .45 cal. rounds, 5400 M-14
rounds, 870 12-gauge rounds, 1000 M-60 machine
gun rounds, and 1375. 50 cal. machine gun rounds.
The GMGS also shot 30 rounds from the big guns
- the 3-inch 50s. Their deadly accuracy was duly
documented by the spotters at the firing range in the
The Maintenance and operation of the ships
"Sea Whiz" guns fell under the cognizance of the Fire
Controlmen, who successfully fired 1500 20mm Pha-
lanx rounds. The FCs were noted among the entire
crew for keeping their gear "up" at all times during
All in all, KISKA's Deck Department did a tremen-
dous amount of work, making a major contribution to
the success of the ship's WESTPAC mission.
ll lk that new 'boom box' you bought at the Sasebo Exchange? Whatl? You want to
"So you say you rea y i e
listen to it by THURSDAYU7? Sounds pretty tough, what with all the safety checks and paperwork. Well, let me
see what l can do . .
Many a KISKA sailor heard these infamous words, spoken by one of the ships Electronics Technicians-
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And, many a KISKA sailor WAS listening to his stereo, or using his new VCR or Compu er, y ursday,
A lot of people on PAC were inclined to label Operations Department personnel as t'Skates", but let's look
at the record. ln addition to safety checks, the ETs
managed to keep their electronic equipment up long
enough to rotate the radars 2,021,664 times, and to al-
low the radiomen to route over 2500 messages to the
various divisions on the ship. V
Or how about the Operations Specialists and Elec-
tronic Warfare Technicians, who kept the radar scopes
in Combat operational and manned 24 hours a day
when KISKA was at sea. And let's not forget the signal-
men, who stood watch at the windiest and coldest part
of the ship, day and night, for almost five months.
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SMSA Miller RM3 Mooar ET1 Munoz FIMSN Perry
OSSN Powell SMSN Ripple
EW2 Seltenrlght OSSA Sherman EW2 Splndler
OSSN Smythe ET3 Trosper SN Tuyls
ET2 Wheeler OSSN Wllbur RMSN Wlld
Operatrons personnel were KISKA S eyes and
ears on WESTPAC 87 Thanks to their efforts the
navlgators were able to steer the shlp safely and we
were able to monltor all radar and radloftelephone
transmlsslons from every other unlt present afloat
'H any grven area All thus was vltal to the shrp s secu
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If one could have managed to find his way through
the jungle of correspondence letters, service records, me-
morandums and commissioned officers in the ship's of-
fice during WESTPAC '87, he would have found a team of
highly dedicated Yeomen and Personnelmen struggling to
chop their way through a myriad of work assignments -
assignments necessary for the smooth administrative
functioning of the USS KISKA.
Although some may have questioned the lack of un-
derway watches in Admin, those who kept their eyes
open watched the jungle of paperwork grow as quickly as
it was being cut down. They also saw the ship's office
personnel working literally from reveille to taps, to main-
tain the KISKA tradition of quality work throughout the de-
ln other Admin areas, the independent duty Career
Counselor and Journalist assisted the XO and PAO in
matters concerning retention and Public Affairs fincluding
SITE TVJ, respectively. Admin also boasted a regulation
U.S. Post Office, where the needs of the crew, involving
everything from stamps to money orders, were handled
meticulously by the ship's Postal Clerks.
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KlSKA'S medical personnel, assigned to "H" Division, were on
call for emergencies every hour of every day during PAC. That, in
addition to their regular duties tincluding regular sick call, schedul-
ing of off-ship medical appointments. and a variety of lab and ad-
min workj, often made for long days for the Hospital Corpsmen.
Although the HlVls were absolutely necessary for the health of
the crew, they werent always the most popular guys onboard -
the Corpsmen were responsible for the administration of some-
where in the neighborhood of almost 900 innoculations to ship's
crewmembers. Although some of the shots were painless, most of
them were quite the opposite. Nevertheless, they were part of the
medical package which prevented any major sicknesses or injuries
during the entire deployment.
The third departmental segment, the Navigation Division, was
responsible for determining the various courses the ship steered
throughout the different oceans, and for plotting the ship's location
on the charts. Directly responsible to the Navigator for the safe
navigation of the ship, the Quartermasters put in extremely long
hours on watch on the bridge, never failing to get KISKA where she
was going, day and night.
Senior enlisted departmental personnel included the 3-M Coor-
dinator and the Chief Master-at-Arms. These E-8 personnel, in ad-
dition to their professional duties, were responsible for the military
performance of all departmental personnel junior to them. A big job
considering that, along with Engineering, Nav!Admin and Medical
covered a wider range of job classifications than any other depart-
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Overworked and undercredited -
these two adjectives describe KISKA S
Engineering personnel. While the rest of
the ship enjoyed four-section duty in Hong
standing port-and-starboard watches
keeping the ship steaming to provide the
power necessary at anchor.
Without a word of complaint twell
not very manyl the Machinist s Mates and
the Boiler Technicians continued steam-
ing keeping the propulsion equipment
fully operational at all times. The fruits of
Kong and Japan, KISKA "snipes" were
their labor were reflected in the 1,589,856
gallons of fuel the ship's boilers used to
move KISKA almost 27,000 miles, and the
2,169,640 gallons of fresh water produced
by the ship's condensers during the de-
ployment. The steaming, incidentally, nev-
er came to a stop, especially when the en-
gineers got some liberty time.
ln the meantime, the Electrician's
Mates were kept busy, maintaining the
ship's electrical equipment, and respon-
ding to trouble calls at literally any time of
the day or night. Every single sailor was
dependent every day on the EMS' work.
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While the "hole" snipes worked in the southern
end of the ship, the "fresh air" snipes were up forward
taking care of the ship's auxiliary engines and systems,
and hull maintenance. What Seaman Recruit Doe
thought was a mutant sea bat walking down the pas-
sageway was actually HT3 Chale, decked out in his wel
ding gear on his way to repair the ladder by the Master-
As SR Doe continued his venture down the pas-
sageway. he was repulsed when he ran across a petty
officer in the dirtiest, slimiest set of summer whites he
had ever seen. What he didnt realize was the fact that
EN3 Ramijanc had been working as the boat engineer
for the previous 16 hours, sacrificing his liberty time so
others could enjoy the sights, and other "recreational
activities" offered in Subic Bay.
Other "A Gang" members made sacrifices, too. In
addition to their normal work, which entailed the repair
and upkeep of the ships refrigeration, air conditioning,
and all other auxiliary systems, these engineers spent a
cumulative total of over 1400 hours manning "M" Divi-
sion watch stations in the "hole,"
KlSKA'S Engineers were tasked with a wider vari-
ety of duties than any other department onboard. Their
devotion to their job made it possible for the ship to
complete a highly successful WESTPAC deployment.
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NOK." said KlSKA'S Supply Officer, LT Schworer
to the NSC Oakland Supply Officer, a few days prior fo
WESTPAC '87, "we have a long deployment ahead of
us - l have a list of several things for the cruise,
.'lf you don't mind, l'll need 1500 pounds of coffee
Then, to make sure I have enough provisions to pre- '
pare the next 133,000 meals, l'll have to have at least
3400 pounds of rice, 5588 gallons of milk, 86,676 eggs
10,261 hamburger patties and 10,280 hot dogg, '
MOH, yes, l'll also need enough replacement Shears
to give 3150 haircuts, and enough laundry detergent to
wash 28 tons of clothes. Have to keep my Ships Ser,
vicemen happy, you know. Speaking of SHS, l'd like to
order 23,160 packs of cigarettes and 98,700 sodas -
l'll need them to make the 315,000 profit for the ship'5
"Will that be cash or charge, sir?"
Ahhhh . . . if only it was that easy. ironically, it
LOOKED that easy to many sailors, thanks to the prp.
fessionalism and dedication of the KISKA Supply De.
partment during the '87 deployment.
Divisional supply petty officers knew GSK as the
place to go for any and all guidance in supply mattefs
- the ship's storekeepers were always ready to lend a
hand in everything from instruction in filling out the vast
number of forms required for supply requisition, to
helping a shop supervisor determine if a piece of gear
was authorized for use in his workcenter.
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The SK's were also responsible for
the requisition of every material item on-
board. with the exception of foodstuffs,
KlSKA'S "chow'l tell under the domain of
the Mess Management Specialists.
When a KISKA sailor enjoyed a meal
on the mess decks. he had the lvlSs to
thank - they ordered. stored and pre-
pared all the food mentioned above. And.
when he went to get paid, Supply came
through once again. The ships dishursing
office. under the sure hand of DK1 lvlorlin.
handled the pay records of almost 400 in-
dividuals. to the tune of nearly S1 million.
without one major error!
Without the diligence of the Supply
Department. KISKA sailors would have
gone bankrupt and starved, not to rnen-
tion the fact that they wouldnt have had
the proper equipment to do their jobs. lt
was truly the Hcustomer service" branch
of the ship on WESTPAC 87.
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As a KISKA sailor walked onto the messdecks
during a meal his eye couldnt help but be drawn to X
the group of rather untraditional looking sailors who
inevitably sat together With their green combat uni
forms and bulging muscles the Men of the Explosive
Ordnance Disposal Unit looked the part they played
a Navy special unit 1' "'
EOD Mobile Unit One Detachment 15 normally
stationed at NAS Barber s Point Hawaii was without
a doubt the epitome of a Navy team. They had to be
In their work each man s life could easily depend on
The primary mission of EOD was to render dam E fi
aged ammunition safe The unit consisted of highly N
trained divers and support personnel, who could be
ready at a moment s notice to disarm dangerous
weaponry either onboard the ship or in the water
Fortunately EOD personnel were never called
upon to actually perform that function on the 87
WESTPAC Nevertheless the team made a major
contribution in that the ship s personnel dealing with
explosive ordnance could feel at ease doing their
jobs And the entire crew was secure in the knowl
edge that EOD was constantly ready, willing and able
to take care of any dangerous situation involving the
tons of explosives carried by KISKA on the deploy
Pictured at bottom from left GMM2 Vandergeest
BM2 Nyhus GMM2 Shipton LT Siegal. QMM1 Mar
AD2 Benson Aivist Cable Aoi compam ATAN Day AMSAN De Castro
AMH2 Fai AD2 Garcia AZ1 Gorney AK2 Guerra AT3 Norby
"Flight Quarters, Flight Quar-
ters, all hands concerned man
your flight quarters stations! All
hands not involved in flight quar-
ters stand clear. All hands topside
remove covers. The smoking lamp
is out aft of frame One-Four-Five.
Fantail is closed: hold all trash on
station. Commence FOD walk-
These words, excitedly deliv-
ered over the IMC by the Boat-
swain's Mate of the Watch, be-
came very familiar to everyone on-
board KISKA during WESTPAC
'87. And it was no wonder, consid-
ering the fact that the ship spent a
total of 240 hours performing heli- i
copter operations, as part of the U
underway replenishment effort.
The stars of the show, as far
as helo ops went, were the "Gun
Bearers," Helicopter Squadron 11, If
Detachment 9. Normally stationed
at the Naval Air Station Miramar,
in San Diego, HC-11, Det. 9 was
temporarily embarked onboard
KISKA not only for unreps, but
also personnel transfers and many
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d0lwho actually flew the alrcraft to the mechanics who
fixed the englnes and the technlclans and electrlclans
efewho made sure the electronnc electrlcal and hydraullc
SW systems onboard the two H 46 hellcopters were func
Also attached to Det 9 were an Avlatuon store
37 keeper who worked wuth the shup s Supply Depart
eflfment to keep the helos un parts and an Avuatlon Ad
101 mumstratlonman who tended to the needs of the aur
C0Fmen ln the realm of paperwork The Gunbearers were
Unfalso asslsted by members of KISKA S crew who pro
vlded helo control and an emergency rescue and as
as 'snstance team at all tumes
HC 11 Det 9 played an integral part In the trans
Deffer of over 12 000 tons of ammunutuon durmg WEST
at f'PAC 87 And thanks to their professlonalusm not a
'fl CSIDQIG accudent or Injury occurred at flught quarters
temdurung the deployment
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LCDR LOUIS P. DERSRRO
ENS HENNETH J. EIUM .........
JO3 MICHREL P. MCNRMEE
SN JOHN LISSNER .............
ETSN RICH JENSEN ....
.. COMMRNDINC5 OFFICER
.. EXECUTIVE OFFICER
.. PRODUCTION MRNRGER
.. RSSISTRNT EDITOR
The Editors wish to thank the following personnel for their photographic contri-
butions to the 1986-87 USS KISKA Western Pacific Cruise Book:
GMG3 BEEMAN FC3 BUSSEY SN CAGE
HT3 CHALE ET3 COLLARO MM1 DETWEILER
PC1 GONZALES EW2 HOLEWINSKI BMSN KRISOLOGO
MSSN LIBATIOUE SMSN MCKELLIPS NC1 ROGERS
SKSN ROLLINS IC3 RUDNICK IC2 SANDERS
The following KISKA crewmembers' individual portraits are not pictured in the
departmental section of the book:
MSC AMBROSE SN JONES FN PETRICH
FN ANWEILER MMFN JONES SN REARDON
FN ARANA MMFN LABELLE SN ROCKER
FN BAIO SN LANDER FN SANDOVAL
SN BARLOW SN LEDAY MM3 SHELL
SN BENJAMIN SN LEWIS RMC SHERMAN
SN BENARDO SN LONDON SN SHIMIZU
MM3 BRESNICK SM2 MARINI SN SINK
HTFA BRISBANE SN MARTINSEN FN SMITH
FC3 BUSSEY SK2 MCDONALD SN SOMBRANO
BM3 CLARK RM2 MCELLIOT SN SPEARS
MM1 DOYLE FN MOORE SN VALDEZ
SN DEMOTA FN MOPIA MM2 WEBB
HT1 DRAHEIM SN NOVY SN WESTON
MMFN GLOSSNER FN PASCOE BM2 WIGGAN
BMSN JACKSON SN PATTEN FN WILHELM
RMSN JACKSON RMSN PAYNE SN WILLIAMS
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