McCandless (FF 1084) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1987

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986-87 MED cruise gave USS McCANDLESS new adventures and task- ings to prove her metal. The ship responded to all undertakings in the highly professional manor accustomed to the " BIG MAC " . It is to the Officers and crew, and to the depen- dents and loved ones who withstood the long separation period, that this book is ded- icated. COMMANDING OFFICER USS McCANDLESS (FF 1084) COMMANDER WILLIAM A. GAFFNEY UNITED STATES NAVY Commander Gaffney, a native of Winchester, Massachusetts, was graduated from the United States Naval Academy and commissioned an Ensign in June, 1967. He was promoted to the rank of Commander in July 1982. Commander Gaffney has served at sea in various assignments including duty aboard USS INGRAHAM (DD-694). USS HENDERSON (DD-785), and USS JOSEPH HEWES (FF-1078). Prior to duties as Executive Officer aboard JOSEPH HEWES, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Communications on the staff of Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group TWO. Other service has included assignment as a Naval Advisor to the South Vietnamese Navy, duty with the Defense Communications Agency, and as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Commander. Naval Forces Caribbean. Commander Gaffney holds a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and graduated from the College of Naval Warfare at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Commander Gaffney ' s decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal. He is married to the former Joan Carol Wheeler of Winchester, Massachusetts. They reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia with their three children, Jennifer, Deborah, and Christopher. EXECUTIVE OFFICER USS McCANDLESS (FF 1084) LIEUTENANT COMMANDER HARRY B. ELAM UNITED STATES NAVY Lieutenant Commander HARRY B. ELAM was born in Clarksville, Virginia. A native of southcentral Virginia tobacco country, he joined the Navy in 1965 and served as an Electronics Technician. Lieutenant Commander Elam was commissioned through NESEP in December of 1972 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina University. LCDR Elam ' s first tour after commissioning was on board USS Saginaw, LST 1188, where he served as Electronics Maintenance Officer, Communications Officer, and First Lieutenant. During his tour, USS Saginaw made deployments to the Carribean, Mediterranean, and Northern Europe. LCDR Elam ' s next tour was on the staff of COMPHIBGRU TWO where he served as assistant Material Officer. During his staff duty, LCDR Elam made deployments to the Carribean and Northern Europe. After tours as Team Commander of AN MPQ-T-1 and Underway Training Liaison Officer at FLETRAU, LCDR Elam attended SWOS Department Head Course Newport, Rhode Island. LCDR Elam returned to sea on USS Trippe (FF 1075) as Engineering Officer. During his tour on board, USS Trippe made UNITAS, Northern Europe, and Mediterranean deployments. LCDR Elam returned to sea as Chief Engineer on USS Sylvania (AFS 2) and made deployments to the Carribean and Mediterranean. LCDR Elam next reported to CINCLANTFLT Propulsion Examining Board as a space examiner for steam, diesel, and gas turbine powered ships. He returned to sea as Executive Officer of USS McCANDLESS (FF 1084). LCDR Elam ' s awards include two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement medals, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense and several unit and campaign medals. He is married to the former Charlene Searcey of Danville, Virginia. Lieutenant Commander Elam and Charlene live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. They have one son, Danny. USS McCANDLESS FF 1084 KEEL LAID CHRISTENING COMMISSIONING June 4, 1970 March 20, 1971 March 18, 1972 WEAP MV WEAPONS OFFICER LT. 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' 1 LT RULE SUPPLY ISRAEL ■ 1 f ..;:fr?i; ' vr ; ITS ' " » _ H LT GREEN LT WELGE YNC HELMS NAV ADMIN MA1 GOODSON BMCS FLORIA (CMAA) QM1 JONES o4 iA MA 1 III •.- 1 1 ■ . . li Ak« ■« ' JP» = = V LCDR BELINSKI LT TAYLOR LT PEYLOR HSL-32 DET-5 LTjg SAMARIO AMSC THOMAS a A 1 LA 1 CHANGE of COMMAND 49 V 1 ■» " £ Ml : LA Commander JOE ANDERSON GOODMAN United States Navy Commander Goodman, born in Irving, Texas, graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned in June 1970. Following an initial tour at the Naval Academy as Special Assistant to the Commandant of Midshipmen, Commander Goodman served as Communications Officer on USS BARNEY (DDG-6), During his tour, BARNEY made deployments to the Sixth Fleet and Standing Naval Forces Atlantic. After tours as Executive Officer on USS PAPAGO (ATF-160) and the Department Head course at Newport, Rhode Island, Commander Goodman reported as Operations Officer on USS MOINESTER (FF 1097). Tasked with developing tactics for employ- ment of newly developed Tactical Towed Array Sonar Systems (TAC- TAS), MOINESTER made two deployments to the Sixth Fleet as a member of the ASW Squadron. Commander Goodman reported to the Naval Academy as a Company Officer and Executive Assistant to the Commandant of Midshipmen. He returned to sea as commission- ing Executive Officer on USS STEPHEN W. GROVES (FFG-29). Com- mander Goodman came to command of USS McCANDLESS (FF- 1084) following duty as Force Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Cruiser-Destroyer Requirements Officer on the staff Commander, Na- val Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Commander Goodman ' s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and several unit and Campaign Medals. He is married to the former Carolyn Ann Brewer of Severna Park Maryland. Commander Goodman, Carrie and their two children, Joe and Elizabeth, live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 63 HALFWAY POINT (A Hump Day Poem of Somewhat Less Than Epic Proportions) by YN3 Jon " I ' ve Been There, I Know " Qyandt Hump Day was upon us and all throl The XO was calling for quaint little qui About how we ' d survived for three mo So I went to my keyboard (with som m We left from Virginia with our hearts in Aware that the Navy makes drastic deijn On our lives, on our wives, on the thin And that we ' d be away for almost hal underway, say). nds, hold dear, So now the day ' s come where the crujPfcihalf over, And every last watchstander, hole snb rover Is taking a break from his daily routine To think about what he will see and has seen. We revelled in Malaga, our first taste of Sp ain Which was followed by Palma, and none could complain Because days were for beaches and girls without shirts, And nights were for dancing and chasing their skirts. When we got underway, we were muddled and- mired, (Our wallets were empty and bodies were tired) But we had no regrets at the end of it all (The crew needed to save for its next port of call). We pulled into Antalya with hardly a car€ B t For we ' d heard of the bargains awaiting us there. The prices were good and the business was brisk (Unless, of course, you were a liberty risk). Our time spent in Turkey was full of good che (No women to speak of, but lots of cold bee The visit was brief; though I ' m pleased to r We left loaded with trinkets of every sort. We made a quick transit to Israel (two c v Arriving in Haifa as grey as the haze. I expected a battle torn land of disorder, Since the port was jusiRputlM ' I was wrong, it turned o Things seemed quite serei I could not believe such a Was the site of the bloods We ' re at sea once again a As our next stopping off Barcelona will follow, Then it ' s back to the Siptej Half the cruise is behind us ar ;oon we ' ll be home. Though I ' m homeljfcJ apd B of the spray and the foam, I can take consolation in knowing its true That everyone else feels the same way that I do. dl cmsSC £T7S £4= IRUCLV A A u,,acNT- WA T-.- V6. " C " ASPZW ' - fi T HE STAFF OFFICER IN LT D. WHI TF CHARGE CHIEF EDITOR LA STGC PENDLETO PHOTOGRAPHY FC2 KEIGLER ET2 SEPEDA OS2 SMITH J .i ll- - ■ crew of the cruise their sincere thanks and appreciation for the man " y photos, art work and other contributions toward this effort. But most highly successful and enjoyable cruise. We also wish to apol- ogize to anyone whom we may have inadvertantly left out or ciinhte4Jyjjflsj)0t our intention to be neglectfull.


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