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By Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg
Commander, Submarine Group 2
Public Affairs
GROTON, Conn. -
USS Dallas (SSN 700)
Commanding Officer
Commander Jack
Houdeshell hosted a
12-year-old participat-
ing in the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, and his
mother, during a tour
aboard the Los Angeles-
class submarine in
Groton, June 19.
Fabian Martinez, of
Texas, and his family
had submitted his wish
through Make-A-Wish to
one day attend a PGA
golf tournament and meet
professional golfers.
Birdies for the Brave,
a national military out-
reach initiative support-
ed by the PGA TOUR,
requested a tour of a
submarine through
Commander, Submarine
Group 2 while Fabian and
his family were attend-
ing this weeks Travelers
Championship.
Fabians mother, Cathy
Silguero, emphasized
the importance of this
visit and the long-lasting
impact it will have on her
son, who has osteosar-
coma, a cancerous bone
New financial
guidance may help
troops as they move
By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON - New
guidance to mortgage
servicers may help tens
of thousands of mili-
tary homeowners mov-
ing to new duty stations,
Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau officials
said today.
The bureau, along with
mortgage service industry
regulators, is issuing joint
supervisory guidance to
address mortgage service
practices that pose risks
to military homeown-
ers, Richard Cordray, the
bureaus director, said at a
news conference.
We want to make sure
that mortgage servicers
comply with the laws that
prohibit unfair or abusive
practices when service
members have orders to
move, he said.
Roughly a third of
active-duty military per-
sonnel move each year. Of
these, about 185,000 are
homeowners who have to
sell their houses and move
to another community.
Many find themselves
owing far more on their
homes than theyre worth
in the current market.
Service members cannot
sit on a property and wait
for the market to recov-
er: they must go to their
new base, Cordray noted.
They have to move, even
if that means taking a big
financial hit or leaving
their families behind to
pay their bills, he said.
I have heard over and
over from military hom-
eowners whose houses
are underwater and they
dont know what to do,
said Holly Petraeus, direc-
tor of the bureaus Officer
of Service Member Affairs.
They are terrified that a
foreclosure will ruin their
finances as well as putting
their security clearances at
risk, and they are looking
for answers.
But in too many cases,
she said, mortgage service
providers have not given
that help. In her travels
to military bases, Petraeus
said, service members
have told her of mortgage
service providers giving
them inaccurate informa-
tion and stringing them
along.
Weve heard from ser-
vice members that they
were told they had to be
delinquent to qualify for
help, and advised to skip a
couple of payments, she
said. Theyve been asked
USS Dallas hosts
Make-A-Wish teenager
Photo by MC1 (EXW/SW) Jason J. Perry
GROTON, Conn. - Fabian Martinez receives a surprise promotion
as Commander, Submarine Group 2 Chief of Staff, Captain Mike
Bernacchi pins his aiguillette to the honorary submariners sleeve
on the pier of USS Dallas (SSN 700). The Make-a-Wish Foundation
made it possble for Fabian and his mother to visit the boat and be
an honorary submariner. Make-a-Wish grants wishes of children
with life-threatening medical conditions and has granted more
than 280,000 wishes since its inception in 1980.
Navys Floating Research Platform Flips for its 50th anniversary
By ONR
ARLINGTON, Va.-With
an ability to drift over
the ocean like a ship-yet
transform into a verti-
cal buoy in pursuit of
scientific research-the
Department of the Navys
Floating Instrument
Platform (R/P FLIP) is
celebrating its 50th year
of service June 29.
Scores of scientists
have deployed aboard the
355-foot research vessel,
owned by the Office of
Naval Research (ONR)
and administered and
operated by the Marine
Physical Laboratory
at Scripps Institution
of Oceanography at
University of California,
San Diego, to conduct
investigations in a num-
ber of fields, including
acoustics, oceanography,
meteorology and marine
mammal observation.
FLIPs unique char-
acteristic of a low-pro-
file, stable observation-
al platform has proven
particularly useful over
the years, said Dr.
Frank Herr, head of
ONRs Ocean Battlespace
Sensing Department. It
will continue to be a
research vessel of choice
for our naval scientists.
What makes the vessel
so special is that it can
partially submerge like
a sinking ship by filling
ballast tanks in its stern
with water. When in its
vertical position, FLIPs
visible floating platform
extends 55 feet above the
ocean surface while the
rest of the hull reaches
300 feet below the water.
Because so much of the
vessel is submerged
when it sits upright, the
platform is impervious
to the ocean waves, pro-
viding a stable environ-
ment for researchers to
do their work.
Im so thankful that
ONR and Scripps have
been able to main-
tain FLIP as an active
platform, said Dr. C.
Linwood Vincent, a
recently retired ONR
division director who
managed a number of
projects that employed
the vessel. Now on the
faculty at the University
of Miami, Vincent added,
It would be very difficult
to conduct these studies
on a rocking ship.
Built in 1962, the steel-
hulled platform accom-
modates 11 researchers
and a crew of five for up
to 30 days. It does not
have its own propulsion
and must be towed to
research locations in the
ocean, where it flips
into vertical position in
approximately 20 min-
utes. FLIP, designed by
Scripps scientists Fred
Spiess and Fred Fisher,
operates in two modes,
drifting with the cur-
rents or moored to the
sea floor, and supports
the deployment of a vari-
ety of sensors and instru-
ments.
FLIP was original-
ly designed to study
underwater acoustics-
the bending of sound,
said William Gaines,
the program manager at
Scripps. In recent times,
weve done a lot of the
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SUBASE Fire Department participates in RTT drill
Photo by MC1(AW) Peter D. Blair
GROTON, Conn. Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) Firefighters evacuate a Sailor exposed to a simulated hazardous substance during the Regional Training Team
(RTT) drill, June 20. The drill was an excellent test of the mutual aid partnership between SUBASE and the numerous fire departments in New London County, said SUBASE
Training Officer Al Atkinson. The coordinated response to the drill by SUBASE Fire and Security personnel along with our mutual aid partners validated the existance of such
an outstanding program. Fire fighters from New London, Mohegan Tribal, and Poquonnock Bridge fire departments were among those who participated in the drill.
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2 THE DOLPHIN Thursday, June 28, 2012
News in your community
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of the Department of Defense and their families. Contents
of The Dolphin are not necessarily the official views of, or
endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense
or the Department of the Navy.
Commanding Officer Naval Submarine Base New
London
Capt. Marc W. Denno
Executive Officer Naval Submarine Base New London
Cmdr. Michael A. Pennington
Command Master Chief Naval Submarine Base New
London
CMDCM(SS) Thomas Vatter
Public Affairs Officer - Christopher Zendan
Editor - Sheryl Walsh
Editorial Assistant -
Public Affairs Staff - MC1(AW) Peter Blair
and MCSN Gabriel Bevan
NEWS - The editorial content of this newspaper is prepared,
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or write to: The Dolphin, Naval Submarine Base New London
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Volunteers needed
for OpSailCT2012
Do more than attend
OpSail2012CT - sign up
to be a volunteer! If you
have community spirit
and like to work with
people, volunteer - sign
up for a role now! Some
positions will require
a certain skill set; oth-
ers require an outgoing
personality and a will-
ingness to welcome and
direct visitors. There are
a lot of wonderful roles
you can play - OpSail
is especially counting
on Sailors for roles in
the transportation area
(parking lot attendants,
bus greeters, and access
controllers).
Call Lena Blanch at
(860) 694-4779 if you are
interested in volunteer-
ing for OpSailCT2012.
Sailfest 5K Run free
for service members
With OpSail taking
place at the same time,
the Sailfest 5K Road
Race sponsored by the
Eastern Connecticut
Chamber of Commerce
and Charter Oak
Federal Credit Union
will be free to all ser-
vice members. The race
will take place in down-
town New London,
July 8. Registration for
the event will be held
between 7 and 9 a.m.,
with the run officially
starting at 9:15 a.m.
The registration fee will
be waived for service
members who present
a valid military I.D.
Registration forms for
the run can be found at
www.sailfest.org, under
the events tab. For more
information regarding
the 5K, call (860) 701-
9113. Get your running
shoes out and get ready
for a good time!
Local flotilla
hosts regatta
The New England
Flotilla hosts the New
England Flotilla Sea Scout
Centennial Regatta, July
13 through 15, at Fort
Trumbull State Park in
New London.
Any Sea Scout Ship is
welcome to attend. Arrive
by boat or by land.
Cost and unit registra-
tion is $45 per person
(food, T-shirt, social and
overnight). Units can pre-
register online at Cape Cod
& Islands Council Web site,
www.scoutscapecod.org.
For more infor-
mation, contact Al
Beal, New England
Flotilla Commodore,
at BOSUN66@aol.com
or (508) 292-1894, or
POC Marshall Parsons,
Connecticut Rivers
Squadron Commodore, at
seascout1@subvetsgroton.
org or (860) 938-7681. Visit
http://www.fortfriends.
org/ for more information.
Marriage Enrichment
Retreats announced
Enjoy a free week-
end getaway with
your spouse! CREDO
Marriage Enrichment
Retreats are open to all
members of the armed
forces on active duty and
their immediate family
members, and members
of reserve components
in an active status and
their immediate fam-
ily members at no cost
to themselves or their
commands. The retreats
are held at Southbridge
Hotel and Conference
Center, Southbridge,
Mass. Come join us
this summer and gain
a greater awareness of
and loving concern for
the well-being of one
another.
Retreats will take
place 27-29 July 27 to
29 and August 24 to
26.
Contact CREDO NE at
(860) 694-1144 to reg-
ister, or for more infor-
mation about upcoming
retreats and other pro-
grams.
By William Kenny
GROTON, Conn. -
Eighty-nine Sailors, Class
12260, USS Bonefish (SS
582), graduated from
Basic Enlisted Submarine
School, June 1.
Logistics Specialist 1st
Class Andrew Martindale
was Class Honorman
with a 97.20 Grade Point
Average.
Fireman Larry Allen
was recipient of the
Submarine Leagues
William Purdum Award
for most improved stu-
dent. Allen continues in
Basic Mechanical Skills
(BMS) training.
Fireman Recruit Chase
Sowers received the Navy
League Award, recogniz-
ing his academic efforts.
Sowers also continues in
BMS training.
Machinist Mate 2nd
Class Daniel Ries was
Class Leader and recipi-
ent of the Heritage
Award. Ries continues in
Basic Mechanical Skills
(BMS) training.
Seaman Apprentice Tyler
Engstrand was meritori-
ously advanced because of
his academic performance
and continues in the
Apprentice Team Training,
ATT, pipeline.
With Grade Point
Averages exceed-
ing 90.0, Aviation
Electronics Technician
3rd Class Eric Crow,
Seaman Christopher
Shaffer, SN Alexander
Gnegy, SN Ryan
McGaugh, SA Timothy
Swinehart, SA Dylan
Martin, Gas Turbine
System Technician
(Electrical) 1st Class
Jamie Hernandez, SA
Jared Rocha, Electronics
Technician 3rd Class
Travis Prouse, Fire
Controlman 3rd Class
Ti mot hy Sanchez,
and Aerographer s
Mate 2nd Class Gary
Goodman joined SN Alan
Vallencourt as Graduates
with Distinction.
USS Bonefish class joins the fleet
By William Kenny
GROTON, Conn. - Eleven Sailors of Class 12060
graduated from Machinist Mate (Weapons) A
School, June 8.
Machinist Mate 1st Class (SS) Alan Wallis
was the class instructor.
Machinist Mate Fireman Wyatt Baker received
the Torpedoman Plaque as Class Honorman
with a Grade Point Average of 98.40. Baker
was also meritoriously advanced because of
academic achievement.
MM A School Graduation
As July quickly approaches, family fun in the
sun fills our minds. Thoughts of registering for the
upcoming school year may be the furthest thing
from your (and your students) mind. However, its
June, and New London County schools are trying to
get as many students as possible registered early for
the 2012-2013 school year.
Why is early school registration important?
Early registration is important to your students
educational opportunities. Early registration assists
schools in obtaining the appropriate resources for
the coming school year. Funding, staffing authoriza-
tions and text book orders are based on enrollment
and enrollment projections. When students are reg-
istered in advance, it provides schools the statistical
data necessary to determine the number of teachers
needed for the following school year and the amount
of materials they need to order. In addition, princi-
pals use the registration data for determining which
courses and the number of courses that will be
offered when school re-opens in the fall.
Early registration also allows students to attend any
classroom orientations or Back to School Days that
introduce children and parents to the school ahead of
time. This is a vital opportunity for the student and
parents to explore the school, meet teachers, and find
classrooms before the rush of the first day.
By waiting until the end of summer to register
your student, schools arent able to utilize the best
figures to determine the number of teachers, courses,
and bus schedules needed. As a result, a school may
not have the correct number of teachers to effectively
teach, necessitate higher student-to-teacher ratios, or
students may not have the opportunity to take their
first choice of courses. By registering early, parents
play an important role in ensuring their childs
access to the best educational experience possible.
Local schools want the first day of school to be as
smooth as possible, and want your children to feel
welcome and comfortable in their new environment.
If you havent already, take the time to register your
children today.
If you have any questions about registering your
student, contact the SUBASE School Liaison Officer,
Miranda Chapman, at (860) 694-3772.
New to the area?
Register new
students for school now!
The American Red Cross blood supply has reached
emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than
expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross
with half the readily available blood products on hand
now than this time last year.
The Red Cross is calling on all eligible blood donors
now more than ever to roll up a sleeve and give as
soon as possible. All blood types are needed, but espe-
cially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative
in order to meet patient demand this summer.
An unseasonably early start to spring may be a con-
tributing factor to this years decrease in donations.
Many regular donors got an early start on summer
activities and arent taking time to give blood or plate-
lets. In addition, this years mid-week Independence
Day holiday has reduced the number of scheduled Red
Cross blood drives. Many sponsors, especially busi-
nesses, are unable to host drives because employees
are taking extended vacations.
Unfortunately, patients dont get a holiday from
needing blood products. The need is constant.
Approximately every two seconds, a patient in the
United States needs a blood transfusion. Blood and
platelets are used for many different kinds of treat-
ments. They include accident and burns, heart surgery,
organ transplants, complications during childbirth and
for patients receiving treatment for cancer or sickle cell
disease.
Blood must be available at a moments notice when
seconds count to help save or sustain a life. We have
reached an emergency situation and the blood will not
be there without the immediate
response of volunteer blood donors, said Donna M.
Morrissey, Director, Communications, American Red
Cross Blood Services Northeast Division. The Red
Cross relies upon generous blood
donors so we can supply blood when and where it
is needed. Right now, patients in hospitals across the
country need you to roll up your sleeve and give the
gift of lifesaving blood.
The Connecticut Region is seeking to collect 5,000
blood donations over the next two weeks. Each and
every blood donation is crucial. The Red Cross is reach-
ing out to eligible blood donors, blood drive sponsors
and community leaders to ask them to recruit blood
donors to help meet the needs of patients in Connecticut
and in communities across the United States.
Eligible volunteer blood donors are asked to call
1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcross-
blood.org to find a blood drive and to make appoint-
ments. Individuals who are 17 years of age, meet
weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more,
depending on their height) and are in generally good
health may be eligible to give blood. Bring your Red
Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID
when you come to donate.
American Red Cross
issues emergency call
for blood donors now
Upcoming local blood drives:
June 29
Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, 365 Montauk Avenue
in New London, from noon to 4:45 p.m.
July 3
Old Lyme Town Hall, 52 Old Lyme Street in Old
Lyme, from 1:30 to 6:15 p.m.
July 5
Coca-Cola Bottling of S.E. New Engand, 150
Waterford Parkway South in Waterford, from 10 a.m.
to 2:45 p.m.
July 6
William W Backus Hospital, 326 Washington Street
in Norwich, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
July 7
Ross Hill Park Campground, 170 Ross Hill Road in
Lisbon, from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
By William Kenny
GROTON, Conn. - Ninety officers, Class 12040,
graduated from the Submarine Officer Basic Course,
June 22.
Captain Emil C. Casciano, USN, Commanding Officer,
Submarine Learning Center was the guest speaker.
Lieutenant Junior Grade Robert Block received the
L. Y. Spear Award and a gold watch in recognition of
his overall superior academic performance as the Basic
Course Honor Graduate.
Ensign Ryan Ellwood was recipient of the Admiral
Andrew I. McKee Award.
The McKee award is given to the graduate who dis-
plays excellence in the submarine systems and diving
trainer portions of the course and, who demonstrates
superior performance in the areas of submarine design
and safety.
Ensign Bradley Harden was awarded the Naval
Submarine League Tactical Excellence Award for
achieving the greatest understanding of Target Motion
Analysis (TMA) as measured by demonstrated profi-
ciency in plotting mechanics and fire control system
operation.
SOBC Graduates
TVCCA Has volunteer opportunities available
Retired service members, adults needed as volunteers
TVCCA is expanding its Senior Companion Program (SCP) in New London County and is recruiting vol-
unteers, ages 55 and up. Volunteers are placed with clients in need of physical and/or emotional assistance
such as help with daily chores (meal prep, grocery shopping), transportation, or simple companionship for
conversation and activities. Efforts will be made to match volunteers and clients with similar backgrounds and
interests (example: Vets to Vets). No special skills are required, and training is provided. Eligible volunteers
receive a stipend as well as travel reimbursement. For more information, call Senior Companions at TVCCA,
(860) 425-6608.
TVCCA And you ... Changing our community together
Are you 55 years old or older and need money? TVCCA Senior Corp is for you! They have openings for Senior
Companions to help seniors and Foster Grandparents to help children, both programs pay a stipend. Call (860)
425-6616 for more information.
RSVP is recruiting Pet Therapy volunteers
Wanted! Friendly pets to visit residents in area skilled nursing facilities. TVCCAs Retired & Senior Volunteer
Program needs people 55 and over who own a friendly, well-behaved pet to participate in our Pet Therapy pro-
gram. Your pet can brighten someones day! Please call 444-0006 ext. 116 for more information.
Want to Help Children and Make Some Extra Money?
TVCCAs Foster Grandparent Program is for individuals who are 55+ years of age.
Become a Foster Grandparent and make a difference in a childs life, while earning a stipend-$$
And benefits. There are openings in local schools, preschools, and various other community settings, where
you can help a child achieve success.
You can make a difference in a childs life and in your own!
Call today at (860) 425-6616.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 THE DOLPHIN 3
Big Brothers,
Big Sisters tour
USS Dallas
By Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg
Commander, Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs
GROTON, Conn. - Nearly a dozen teens with the Big
Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State organization
toured the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS
Dallas (SSN 700) in Groton, June 23. Heather Potter,
program coordinator and match support specialist with
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, reflected on
how this tour impacts the lives of these at-risk teens
and their matched big brothers and big sisters who
participated in the tour.
These kids have never seen or toured a submarine,
said Potter. In fact, many of these children have never
left Rhode Island.
Potter said their organization looks for opportunities
to expand their horizons by taking part in activities
that they would normally not get to do. More than 250
at-risk youth, ages 7 to 18, are enrolled in their pro-
gram, which covers the entire state and Southeastern
Massachusetts.
Beth Fitzpatrick, from North Kingston, R.I., volun-
teers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State.
At first, I had some reservations about how I was
going to fit being a big sister into my schedule, said
Fitzpatrick. But, they did a really excellent job match-
ing us.
Fitzpatrick also enjoyed participating in the tour
since her father has experience working on Los
Angeles-class submarines.
My dad did a lot of work on the 688 class subma-
rines, said Fitzpatrick. It will be fun to talk to him
about what we saw and experienced.
tumor.
It means everything to him and this will make up
for the things he wont be able to do in the future,
said Silguero.
Prior to the tour aboard USS Dallas, Fabian received
a surprise promotion when Commander, Submarine
Group 2 Chief of Staff Captain Mike Bernacchi pinned
his aiguillette to the honorary submariners sleeve.
Houdeshell, who looked on during the promotion added
his crew was honored to provide Fabian and his mother a
tour. It was a great opportunity to support the Make-A-
Wish Foundation and Fabians wish, said Houdeshell.
Chief Machinists Mate (SS) Michael Riegert, who
serves aboard USS Dallas, volunteered to assist with
the tour for personal reasons. His wife at the age of 14
was enrolled in Make-A-Wish.
It meant a lot for her and her family to have her
wish granted at the time, said Riegert, who said
because of his wifes experience he donates to Make-A-
Wish through the Combined Federal Campaign.
Six-time PGA TOUR champion Rory Sabbatini and
his wife Amy accompanied Fabian and his mother on
the tour aboard USS Dallas.
According to Make-A-Wishs Web site, the organiza-
tion grants the wishes of children with life-threatening
medical conditions to enrich the human experience
with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980, Make-
A-Wish is now the largest wish-granting charity in the
world. Make-A-Wish has granted more than 280,000
wishes around the world since its inception.
Continued from page 1
Photo by MC1 (EXW/SW) Jason J. Perry
GROTON, Conn. - As part of his wish, Fabian Martinez tests the boats general alarm with assistance from USS Dallas (SSN 700) Executive
Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Brad Swanbeck, June 19. The Make-a-Wish Foundation made it possble for Fabian and his mother to visit the boat and
be an honorary submariner. Make-a-Wish grants wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and has granted more than
280,000 wishes since its inception in 1980.
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By Maureen Shuttleworth, MWR
GROTON, Conn. - On Saturday, June 16 Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE)
Commanding Officer, Captain Marc Denno, along with the SUBASE Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Department (MWR) announced the grand opening of the all new Dealey Theater Digital movie
system with 3D capabilities with a showing of The Avengers in 3D. Dealey Theater previously
renovated its sound system, boasting state of the art stereo surround sound, and now MWR is proud
to offer digital 3D movies for SUBASE patrons via the all new Christie digital system!
The kickoff event started at 5 p.m. with a plaza party in Dealey Center. MWR put on a great
preshow event with bounce houses, an inflatable race track, as well as guests were invited to walk
the Red Carpet and get their pictures taken in front of a green screen where they would then be
placed in a scene in the movie!!
Captain Denno then performed the ribbon cutting, welcoming guests to enjoy Dealey Theater and
the great gift the base has been given in this renovation. He talked about how SUBASE is one of the
first bases in the Navy to get the new Digital projection system and that by having this system we
hope to get movies faster and also be able to have the ability to show 3D movies! Dealey Theater
is expecting to show more than 25 new 3D movies this year alone. Dennno also spoke of the slight
increase in price, but noted that the one dollar increase is worth the new experience that movies
goers will get when they come to Dealey Theater. Current prices are now $3 for kids and $4 for
adults. Current movie schedules can be found posted in the theater, on facebook, or by calling the
movie hotline at (860) 694-3358.
The Dolphin will be out a little later
than normal the week of July 4 due to
the holiday. Look for it late Thursday
afternoon at your favorite newsstand!
4 THE DOLPHIN Thursday, June 28, 2012
SUBASE CPOA
Participate in
Travelers
Championship
By MCSN Gabriel Bevan
Cromwell, Conn.
Members of the Naval
Submarine Base New
London (SUBASE)
Chief Petty Officers
Association (CPOA),
in conjunction with
Birdies for the Brave,
served as amateur cad-
dies for professional
golfers at the Travelers
Championship tour-
nament in Cromwell,
Conn., June 20.
Birdies for the
Brave is a military out-
reach initiative of the
Professional Golfers
Association (PGA) and
is dedicated to support-
ing men and women of
the U.S. Armed Forces
and their families. The
initiative has been in
existence since 2005
and has raised millions
of dollars for wound-
ed warriors, through
fundraising events at
the PGAs Tournament
Players Clubs (TPCs)
nationwide.
The event kicked off
on Monday, June 18 at
TPC River Highlands,
with members of the
SUBASE CPOA, the
Naval Submarine School
Silver Dolphins Color
Guard, and the U.S.
Coast Guard Band, join-
ing the Governor of the
state of Connecticut to
take part in opening cer-
emonies.
SUBASE CPOA mem-
bers then had the chance
to caddie for well known
golfers and celebrities
such as Bubba Watson
and Bill Murray during
Wednesdays Pro-Am
event. Additionally, they
supported veterans who
as part of the Wounded
Warrior Project played
in the Pro-Am. The
wounded warriors had
been fitted with a free
set of Callaway golf
clubs compliments of
Travelers Insurance and
St. Francis Health Care
during a special event
at TPC River Highlands
in May.
The SUBASE CPOA
also coordinated volun-
teer opportunities for
other SUBASE Sailors
who joined members
from the Army National
Guard and Coast Guard
in serving as good-will
ambassadors, represent-
ing their service branch,
interacting with the pub-
lic, and helping the flow
of tournament events
and spectators during
the week.
Historic Ship Nautilus
Command Master Chief
(SS), Kerry Meng, was a
key player in organizing
and spearheading the
CPOAs involvement in
the tournament.
I really enjoy playing
golf and I felt that this
would be a great way to
enjoy the tournament in
addition to representing
the Navy, said Meng. I
think our SUBASE Chiefs
and Sailors who par-
ticipated felt the same
way. From our involve-
ment with Birdies for
the Brave to the Pro-
Am, and just walking
the course and interact-
ing with the public, this
was a great opportunity
for all of us.
CROMWELL, Conn. Master Chief Machinist
Mate (SS) Pat Allen, Submarine Learning
Center, shakes hands with professional
golfer Scott Stallings while serving as
his military caddie at the PGA Travelers
Championship at TPC River Highlands,
June 20. Allen and other members of the
SUBASE CPOA participated in the Birdies
for the Brave charity.
CROMWELL, Conn. Members of the Naval Submarine
Base New London (SUBASE) Chief Petty Officers
Association (CPOA) and Wounded Warriors pose for
a group photo at the signature hole of TPC River
Highlands during the PGA Travelers Championship,
June 20. CPOA members and service members from
other Armed Forces branches served as military cad-
dies for a number of professional golfers in concert
with the Birdies for the Brave charity. The tourna-
ment took place from June 18 through 24.
CROMWELL, Conn. Above, USS Nautilus (SSN 571) Command Master Chief Kerry Meng (left) reads
the shot for a professional golfer at the PGA Travelers Championship in TPC River Highlands, June
20. Meng and his son participated in the Birdies for the Brave charity, at the event. Below, Chief
Culinary Specialist Joseph L. Appold, from Naval Submarine Support Facility (NSSC), serves as the
military caddie for professional golfer Louis Oosthuizen during the PGA Travelers Championship at
TPC River Highlands, June 20. Appold and other members of the CPOA took part in the charity Birdies
for the Brave at the tournament.
Photos by MCSN Gabriel Bevan
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CROMWELL, Conn. - Wives
of deployed Sailors and
Connecticut National Guardsmen
gather at Operation Shower
held in Cromwell. Expectant
and new moms were show-
ered with recognition and gifts
during a themed group baby
shower, Come Sail Away
June 19 in conjunction with the
PGA Travelers Championship.
Operation Shower is a non-
profit organization dedicated to
celebrating and honoring mili-
tary families by providing baby
showers for military moms-to-
be to ease the stress of deploy-
ment.
Operation Shower provides shower
gifts to expectant and new mothers
By Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg
Commander, Submarine Group 2
Public Affairs
CROMWELL, Conn. -
Forty expectant and new
moms, whose spouses
are deployed, were show-
ered with recognition and
gifts during a group baby
shower themed Come
Sail Away in Cromwell,
June 19, in conjunction
with the PGA Travelers
Championship.
The event was spon-
sored by the non-profit
organization Operation
Shower and Birdies for
the Brave and marks the
second time the event
was held in Connecticut
and for wives of subma-
riners.
Twenty expectant and
new moms attended last
years Operation Shower
event. This year, in addi-
tion to the Navy spouses,
Operation Shower also
invited moms married
to deployed Connecticut
Ar my Nat i onal
Guardsmen.
For military wives
who are expecting a
baby and whose spous-
es are deployed or
soon to be deployed,
the impending arrival
of a child can be both
exciting and stressful,
said LeAnn Morrissey,
Operation Shower found-
er. Operation Shower
was created specifically
because typically mili-
tary moms are the ones
who hold it all together
at home. Without their
spouses by their side,
deployed to another part
of the world, these moms
deserve our support, our
thanks, our love and an
opportunity to celebrate
together.
In addition to the
expectant and new mili-
tary moms attending the
Operation Shower event,
several ombudsmen
assigned to Commander,
Submarine Group 2 sub-
marines also attended the
event.
Operation Shower was
not around when I had
my children, but what a
great experience for our
military spouses who sac-
rifice so much, said USS
Annapolis co-ombuds-
man Melissa Coers, who
is a mother of four, three
of whom are triplets.
The event was held in
the Birdies for the Brave
Patriots Outpost at TPC
River Highlands dur-
ing the PGA Travelers
Championship.
Each mom received an
array of unique, high-
quality products and gift
items for mothers and
babies that have been
donated by numerous
companies. From onesies
and baby bottles to cloth-
ing, crib bedding, dia-
per bags and toys, the
gifts will go a long way
toward raising the spirits
of the moms-to-be, many
of whom would not oth-
erwise have the opportu-
nity to experience a baby
shower.
Melanie Breckenridge,
wife of Rear Admiral
Rick Breckenridge,
Commander, Submarine
Group 2, thanked the
Operation Shower orga-
nization for supporting
the wives of submariners
serving in the Silent
Service.
Even more silent than
the Silent Service are the
wives of the submarine
force, said Breckenridge.
Much of what they do to
support our country goes
largely unrecognized.
That is why support from
Operation Baby Shower
and Birdies for the Brave
means so much because
it shines a little light
and love on our incred-
ibly hard working Navy
wives.
Amy Sabbatini, wife
of six-time PGA TOUR
champion Rory Sabbatini,
served as the events hon-
orary host and praised the
military moms for their
service and sacrifice.
I am honored to join
with Operation Shower,
said Sabbatini. Their
service and sacrifice
deserve to be recognized,
and it is very humbling
to have the opportunity
to do that through this
special shower during
the Travelers.
Operation Shower is a
non-profit organization
dedicated to celebrating
and honoring military
families by providing
joyful baby showers for
military moms-to-be to
ease the stress of deploy-
ment. Since the orga-
nizations inception in
2007, Operation Shower
has showered almost 800
military moms from the
Army, Navy, Air Force,
Marines and National
Guard on military bases,
during PGA TOUR tour-
naments, and at other
locations.
Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg
CROMWELL, Conn. - Rachel Lapham holds a knitted hat, one of many gifts donated during the
Operation Shower group themed baby shower, June 19.
Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg
CROMWELL, Conn. - Stephanie Cleveland and Amy Sabbatini, wife of six-time PGA TOUR champion
Rory Sabbatini, served as the events honorary host, admire one of the gifts received during the
Operation Shower event, June 19.
GROTON, Conn. - Above, Legalman 1st Class Ru Li from Commander,
Submarine Group 2 and other Sailors from Naval Submarine Library
and Museum volunteered to assist Operation Shower distribute
donated gifts. Left, Michelle Shafer looks at one of the gifts donated
by various companies during the group themed baby shower in
Cromwell, June 19.
Photo by MC1 Jason J. Perry
Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg
Operation Shower was created specically because
typically military moms are the ones who hold it all
together at home.
LeAnn Morrissey
Operation Shower founder
6 THE DOLPHIN Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Concerts in the Park 2012 series is back! The concerts are co-sponsored
and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation
Department. Concerts take place in the City of Grotons Washington Park.
Scheduled bands are: Rock N Soul Revue, June 29; High Times, July 6;
Special 20, July 13; 9Teen, July 20; Coastline Swing Band, July 27; and The
Cartels, August 10.
There is no concert Aug. 3, which is City of Groton Day.
The complete Concerts in the Park 2012 schedule can also be found on Groton
Utilities Web site at grotonutilities.com and the Citys Web site at cityofgroton.
com.
For concert information or cancellation notices, call (860) 446-4129, the con-
cert hotline.
The concerts are designed to be especially appealing to families for a fun, inex-
pensive night out. Spectators are encouraged to bring their families and perhaps
a picnic supper, since all the concerts are held during the early evening hours.
There is space to dance on an adjoining basketball court.
Concerts in the Park 2012
New London Main Street
wants you to Name that Tug
This year marks the sev-
enth year for New London
Main Streets nautically-
themed family favorite, Fish
Tales, Tugs & Sails, so the
downtown revitalization
organization thought it fit-
ting to finally give a name to
the well-known, red smiling
tugboat which makes up the
Fish Tales logo.
The Name that Tug
contest launched on the
Fish Tales, Tugs & Sails
Facebook page (www.face-
book.com/fishtalesnl) this
week. Contest participants
have until July 1 to enter
their Tug name of choice
in hopes of it being chosen
as one of the five semi-
finalist. The five semi-final-
ists will be judged by the
Facebook public from July 2
through 8, with the winner
announced on July 9. Entry
is open to children ages 4-
16. Children may be entered
into the contest by their par-
ent or guardian. The win-
ning entry name will be
printed on the official Fish
Tales, Tugs and Sails T-
Shirts. The contest winner
will get to ride on one of the
tugboats as they arrive at
New Londons Waterfront
Park for the festival and
will receive an autographed
book by one of the events
featured authors, a gift cer-
tificate to Michaels Dairy,
tickets to the Garde Arts
Center and skating passes to
The Rink at Parade Plaza.
This year the festival,
which celebrates childrens
literature and the environ-
ment, sails back into the
Historic Waterfront District
July 21, from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m., at New London
Waterfront Park and will
feature nationally-renowned
childrens authors & illus-
trators. Families can enjoy
hands-on activities, sea crit-
ter touch tanks and visit
a variety of boats on New
Londons Waterfront Park or
any one of the Fish Tales
Market vendors.
The festival is free and
open to the public. For more
information visit www.fish-
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As part of its Year of Celebration of Excellence in Public Library Service,
the Bill Memorial Library, located at 240 Monument Street in the City of
Groton, will hold a Summer Music Concert, June 30. The event will start
with picnicking at 6 p.m. on the library lawns. Prizes will be awarded to
the best picnics in three categories: Most Elegant, Most Creative, and Most
Patriotic. The Noank Mystic Community Band will begin their concert of
traditional, big band, and swing music at 7 p.m. Dancing is encouraged!
In addition, an ice cream truck will be on the grounds to sell sweet treats
to the concertgoers. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and
blankets, as well as whatever else is needed for their creative picnics.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact
the library at (860) 445-0392 or info@billmemorial.org. Check the library
out on the web at www.billmemorial.org.
Library hosts summer concert
It is all about the kids
this Independence Day at
Mystic Seaport. To help
celebrate the holiday, the
Museum will discount its
admission ticket for the
entire day of July 4th and
offer everyone the youth
price of $15 (children ages
5 and under are free). The
regular adult rate is $24.
Admission includes all
special Independence Day
activities as the Museum
transports visitors back to
1876. Highlights include the
27th Connecticut Volunteer
Infantry re-enacting Civil
War military exercises, an
old-fashioned spelling bee,
patriotic hat-making for
children, an Independence
Day parade at 1 p.m. with
a special section for kids to
participate, and a rousing
1876 Independence Day cer-
emony followed by a period
concert featuring the Mystic
Silver Coronet Band on the
Museums village green.
In the afternoon, visitors
can play croquet and other
19th-century lawn games
with costumed residents
of 1876 Mystic and watch
live theatrical performanc-
es by the Mystic Seaport
TaleMakers troupe.
Museum exhibits will be
open and for an additional
fee visitors are invited to take
in a planetarium show, go
for a cruise on the Mystic
River, or rent a boat from the
Museums fleet of rowboats
and small sailboats.
To close the day, the local
Mystic rock band Barefoot
Truth will perform an eve-
ning concert on the green.
Barefoot Truth will play from
7 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the con-
cert are $15 per person ($10
for Mystic Seaport members)
and are available online or
at the gate. Youth 12 and
under are free. Concertgoers
are encouraged to bring a
blanket or chairs for seating.
Picnic dinners are welcome.
However, bringing alcoholic
beverages onto the grounds
of Mystic Seaport is not
permitted. Food and drink,
including beer and wine, will
be available for purchase and
the Galley Restaurant will
have extended hours.
The July 4th discount
admission cannot be com-
bined with other discounts
or offers.
For more information,
visit www.mysticseaport.
org/independenceday.
Seaport offers discounted admission
The U.S. Coast Guard
Band will perform an
outdoor concert at Fort
Trumbull State Park, July
7 at 7 p.m. Commander
Kenneth Megan leads the
band in an exciting perfor-
mance followed by a bril-
liant fireworks display in
conjunction with OpSail
2012.
The program features
familiar patriotic tunes
and other works cele-
brating the seafaring tra-
ditions of New England.
Soloists include per-
cussionist Musician
First Class Christopher
Smith, who dazzles on
The Golden Age of the
Xylophone and sopra-
no soloist Musician
First Class Megan
Weikleenget singing
Battle Hymn of the
Republic and America
the Beautiful. The con-
cert, which includes
marches by John Philip
Sousa, also features a
set of toe-tapping tradi-
tional jazz by the Coast
Guard Dixieland Band.
The concert is at Fort
Trumbull State Park locat-
ed at 90 Walbach Street in
New London. To contact
the park, call (860) 444-
7591. All Coast Guard
Band concerts are free
and open to the public.
Call (860) 701-6826 or
visit www.uscg.mil/band
for more information.
Coast Guard Band concert
at Fort Trumbull State Park
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OPSAIL CT events to kick
off with storming the beach
By Navy New London Public Affairs
NIANTIC, Conn. Prior to the 22 ship Parade of Sail up the Thames River
to moorings in New London, Saturday, July 7, Operation Sail (OpSail) 2012
Connecticut ships will anchor off Niantic on Friday, July 6, to participate in a kick-
off event that includes a Navy amphibious landing craft storming the beach.
Navy and OpSail officials recently announced that a Landing Craft Air Cushion (
or LCAC as it is referred to in the service) from the Navy Dock Landing Ship, USS
Carter Hall, will make an amphibious landing on Niantics Hole in the Wall Beach
at 4 p.m., Friday, July 6.
The landing by the LCAC and subsequent roll-off of a High Mobility Multipurpose
Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) or Humvee will lead the afternoon and evenings
festivities as OpSail Sailors come ashore at McCook Park to join a welcome celebra-
tion and cook-out coordinated by East Lyme First Selectman Paul Formica.
The public will be able observe the LCAC landing from McCook Park and tour the
LCAC and Humvee at Hole in the Wall Beach. The public may also meet and greet
OpSail crews during the East Lyme OpSail Food Stroll, a food tasting and display of
plein-air painting starting at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Niantic.
The multi-day OpSail Connecticut celebration takes place July 6-8 and com-
memorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
The largest ship that will participate is the 609 ft. long, Navy Dock Landing Ship,
USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Dock Landing Ships support amphibious operations
including landings of U.S. Marines and other forces onto hostile shores and Carter
Hall will bring with it a crew of more than 500 Marines and Sailors.
In addition to USS Carter Hall, four Yard Patrol Craft from the United States Navy
Academy will represent the Navy and participant in OpSail Connecticut events.
Representing the U.S Coast Guard at OpSail Connecticut will be 87-foot Coastal
Patrol Boats Sailfish and Ridley, buoy tender Juniper (WLB 201), icebreaker Morro
Bay (WTGB 106), and Americas tall Ship, the Coast Guard Barque Eagle (WIX
327).
The public will be able to visit USS Carter Hall, USCGC Eagle, and other OpSail
ships when they are open for tours Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8, in New
London.
The public will also be able to observe a U.S. Coast Guard fly-over with both fixed
wing and rotary aircraft during the Parade of Sail on the Thames River on Saturday;
and, a Coast Guard Search and Rescue demonstration with a helicopter just off the
Fort Trumbull State Park pier in the Thames River on Sunday.
For detailed information about all OpSail 2012 Connecticut events and visiting
the ships, please visit: www.OpSail2012CT.org.
If you have community spirit and like to work with people, volunteer - sign up
for a role now! Some positions will require a certain skill set; others require an
outgoing personality and a willingness to welcome and direct visitors. There are
a lot of wonderful roles you can play - OpSail is especially counting on Sailors for
roles in the transportation area (parking lot attendants, bus greeters, and access
controllers).
Call Lena Blanch at (860) 694-4779 if you are interested in volunteering for
OpSailCT2012.
Do more than attend OpSail2012CT
- sign up to be a volunteer!
Lyman Allyn Art
Museum announces
an exciting new exhibi-
tion commemorating the
bicenntenial of the War
of 1812 and its effects
on Connecticut and the
region. The Rockets
Red Glare: The War of
1812 in Connecticut will
open July 6 and remain
on view through Jan. 5,
2013. Coinciding with the
arrival of tall ships for
OPSAIL Connecticut 2012,
the exhibition has been
developed in partner-
ship with Mystic Seaport
Museum, the Stonington
Historical Society, the
New London Maritime
Society, and the New
London County Historical
Society and will feature
items from the collections
of the partners, as well as
from other museums and
private collections.
The Rockets Red
Glare: The War of 1812
in Connecticut focuses
on important local events
including Commodore
Stephen Decaturs naval
squadron taking refuge in
the Thames River to avoid
the British, the bombard-
ment of Stonington, the
raid on Essex, and the
effects of the British
blockade on New London
and the region. The 16-
star American flag that
flew over the defenders
of Stonington will be a
stand-out component of
the exhibition.
OPSAIL 2012 has taken
the commemoration of
the War of 1812 as its
theme, with ships visiting
ports from New Orleans
to Boston. New London
is the final stop on the
OPSAIL event schedule
and will celebrate a home-
coming for the USCG Bark
EAGLE which is leading
the Parade of Sail at each
port visit. During the New
London event, a shuttle
bus will transport visitors
from the Fort Trumbull
site, where the Parade of
Sail will culminate and
participating ships will
dock, to the museum for
viewing of The Rockets
Red Glare: The War of
1812 in Connecticut.
The Lyman Allyn Art
Museum will present the
following special chil-
drens program to coin-
cide with The Rockets
Red Glare: The War of
1812 in Connecticut:
Free First Saturday:
Free admission from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Free art
projects from 1 to 3 p.m.;
projects designed for ages
5-12. July 7: Flag-mak-
ing workshop for OPSAIL
weekend.
The Rockets Red
Glare: The War of 1812
in Connecticut is gener-
ously supported by grants
from the Connecticut
Humanities Council, the
Feder Foundation, and
the Coby Foundation of
New York, which focuses
its grants solely on the
exhibition of important
textiles such as the rare
16-star American flag on
display.
Check the museum
Web site at www.lyma-
nallyn.org for updates
and additional program-
ming.
Tours of the exhibition
are available for groups.
To schedule tours, call
Director of Education
Mollie Clarke at (860)
443-2545, Ext. 110 or e-
mail clarke@lymanallyn.
org.
For more informa-
tion, contact Susan
Hendricks at (860)
443-2545, Ext. 130 or
hendricks@lymanallyn.
org.
The museum is located
at 625 Williams Street
in New London, and is
open Tuesday through
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., closed Sundays,
Mondays and major holi-
days. For more informa-
tion, call (860) 443-2545,
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rights under the Service
Members Civil Relief
Act just to have their
cases evaluated. Theyve
been stalled by repeated
demands for their loan
documents and given a
new loan official with
each call, ... and they have
even been listed as not
responding to requests for
documents during deploy-
ment despite the fact that
spouses had powers of
attorney.
Edward J. DiMarco,
director of the Federal
Housing Finance Agency,
spoke of the changes to
policies to help military
homeowners. These
changes will make it eas-
ier for members of the
armed forces with mort-
gages owned or guaran-
teed by Fannie Mae or
Freddie Mac to honor their
financial commitments
when they are issued a
permanent change of sta-
tion order, he said. The
agency classifies the order
as a hardship, he noted.
Homeowners with
transfer orders will be
immediately eligible
for a short sale, even if
they are current in their
mortgages, DiMarco said.
They also will be exempt
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ments from Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac when
receiving permission for
a short sale and relieved
of any request or require-
ment for cash, contribu-
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long as the property was
purchased on or before
June 30, 2012.
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assistant secretary of
defense for military com-
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Department welcomes the
bureaus leadership.
The military lifestyle
poses unique challenges to
our troops and their fami-
lies, he said. Throughout
frequent moves, deploy-
ments and transitions they
must remain resilient and
strong in order to be mis-
sion ready.
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using lasers. Additional
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Weve continued to invest
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including taking hull
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First qualified female submarine supply officer receives supply dolphins
From Commander, Submarine
Group 9 Public Affairs
BREMERTON, Wash.
- A Sailor assigned to USS
Ohio (SSGN 726) became the
first female supply officer to
qualify in submarines, June
22.
Lt. Britta Christianson of
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her Submarine Supply Corps
dolphins from the Gold
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Captain Rodney Mills during
a brief ceremony at Puget
Sound Naval Shipyard and
Intermediate Maintenance
Facility (PSNS & IMF).
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and Im glad to welcome
her to the elite community
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is a superb supply officer, an
excellent watchstander, and
she will be critical to ensuring
the ships success during our
upcoming deployment.
Ohio is currently undergo-
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IMF, having returned to the
Pacific Northwest in March
after a 14-month forward
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Fleet area of responsibility.
Christianson, a native of
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and USS Maine (SSBN 741)
at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor,
Wash. Twelve other women
are assigned to USS Wyoming
(SSBN 742) and USS Georgia
(SSGN 729), based in Kings
Bay, Ga.
In order to receive her
Supply dolphins, Christianson
- already a qualified Naval
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supply officer - was required
to demonstrate knowledge in
basic submarine operations
and engineering fundamen-
tals, perform damage control
functions, and qualify as a
diving officer of the watch
(DOOW).
I was honored to be
given the opportunity to
serve aboard a submarine, so
receiving my dolphins is like
icing on the cake for me,
said Christianson. It was a
lot of hard work, but at the
end of the day, two things
bring us and our submarine
home safely: knowledge of
the submarine and our abil-
ity to execute the mission,
and that basically sums up
what dolphins are all about.
I owe a lot of my thanks
to my captain, chiefs and
crew members who trained
me and helped me to learn
my boat.
Prior to reporting to their
boats beginning in November
2011, Christianson and the
other women assigned to
Ohio, Maine, Wyoming and
Georgia graduated from the
Submarine Officer Basic
Course in Groton, Conn. In
addition, the submarine line
officers under instruction
graduated from the Naval
Nuclear Power School at
Charleston, S.C., and under-
went naval nuclear prototype
training.
Ohio and USS Michigan
(SSGN 727) are homeported at
Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor and
forward deployed to Guam.
Photo by Chris Calnan
BREMERTON, Wash. - Lieutenant Britta Christianson, a Gold Crew supply officer assigned to the guided-missile submarine USS Ohio
(SSGN 726), is presented with her Submarine Supply Corps dolphins by her commanding officer, Captain Rodney Mills, during a cer-
emony at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, June 22, as Capt. Dixon Hicks, Ohios former commanding officer, looks on. Christianson is the
first female Supply Corps officer to qualify in submarines.
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