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1 Hawaii M ARINE INSIDE CG Mail A-2 USMC 227th Birthday A-3 Drugs A-4 Patrol Squadron 9 A-6 Salutes A-7 Camp Tarawa B-1 MCCS & SM&SP B-2 American Indian Heritage B-3 Word to Pass B-5 Menu B-6 Ads B-7 Tackle Football C-1 Sports Briefs C-2 Health & Fitness C-7 Volume 31, Number 45 November 15, 2002 Ditching, Ditching, Ditching Hawaii Marines get increased survivability with new egress trainer Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero Combat Correspondent Ditching, ditching, ditching, roared one of the instructors prior to the training vessel being swallowed by hundreds of gallons of sparkling blue water at the MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, swimming pool during a Modular Amphibious Egress Trainer demonstration, Nov. 7. The newly installed MAET provides some necessary underwater egress training for the base frequent-flyer Marines and Navy corpsmen of the Ground Combat Element who ride as combat passengers in helicopters and amphibious vehicles. The training is designed to give the Marines the knowledge, practice and skill to significantly increase the chances of surviving a mishap that leaves them in the water or underwater, possibly inverted, and possibly in the dark, said Petty Officer 1st Class Fernando Santos, a corpsman with Branch Medical Clinic Pearl Harbor. The MAET is commonly called a dunker and its cabin section is re-configurable to replicate the type of seating and emergency exits found on Marine Corps helicopters and amphibious vehicles. The training teaches students how to properly react when a water ditching occurs, said Chad Copeland, military sales and training manager for Survival Systems Groups USA Ltd., which designs and manufactures the training devices. The MAET system is designed similarly to the CH46 Sea Knight and CH53E Super Stallion helicopters with escape hatches and exits to provide Marines with a realistic scenario. Furthermore, the MAET is made of a stainless steel See MAET, A-7 Sgt.Alexis Mulero James Gumling, MAET instructor and retired Navy corpsman, awaits the lowering of the training vessel. Driver classes come to K-Bay Sgt. Robert Carlson Press Chief Driver s training is coming to Hawaii, and MCB Hawaii s Marine Corps Community Services is working to make it more convenient and affordable than what is currently offered. The contracted courses will be held on MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, and the certified instructors will provide the necessary classes and important experience required for new drivers to pass their driving test and get a driver s license. Schofield Army Barracks offers similar programs now, and each unit there has a program in place to train drivers. The MCB Hawaii program will be similar, with the same or better prices, and will serve all MCB Hawaii family members who are ready to start driving. The Hawaii Marine Newspaper will run an article in a future edition which will outline the program s requirements and the costs involved. The MCB Hawaii program is scheduled to start Dec. 16. Parents of kids aged who are interested should contact MCCS at and answer a short survey to help officials customize the program to residents here. Governor, Hawaii residents honor veterans at State Cemetery Pfc. Monroe Seigle Members of the Chosin Few and other veterans organizations join Father Rubie in a prayer at the ceremony. Pfc. Monroe F. Seigle Combat Correspondent The Governor s Veteran s Day Ceremony took place at the Hawaii State Veteran s Cemetery, Monday, to honor those who served in wars past and present. More than 50 veterans organizations were present from every branch of service. This is a great way to honor all my fellow Marines and veterans who didn t come home from combat, said Father Richard Rubie, a priest from the Assisiceltic Catholic Church and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. They are true heroes and they must not be forgotten for the sacrifices they made for our country. Rubie gave the invocation during the ceremony and said a prayer for all the veterans who died during combat. The Veteran s Day address was given by Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano, who gave a heartwarming speech about how America s veterans have made our country the strong nation it is today through their courageous actions during combat. Today we join Americans everywhere to honor our veterans, said Cayetano. Our gratitude goes out to them and their families. After retired Sgt. Maj. Allan Kellogg, a Medal of Honor recipient, placed a wreath, Marines from Headquarters Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, performed a military honors rifle salute followed by a flyover by Company C, 193rd Aviation Regiment, of the Hawaii National Guard. Our veterans are the lifeblood of our freedom, said Rubie. They gave their lives for our freedom and were the protectors of peace when our nation s security was compromised. We must remember them not only on this day, but everyday. Ohana Hotels, employees say Mahalo to Hawaii Marines and Sailors Sports Editor Outside the entrance to the Ohana East Hotel, Marines and Sailors from MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, piled onto the sidewalk. As they exited vehicles, Ohana East employees placed leis around their necks and kissed their cheeks, welcoming them with aloha. In honor of the Marine Corps 227th birthday, 40 K-Bay Marines and Sailors, including Sgt. Major Filipo Ilaoa, base sergeant major, attended a free luncheon, Nov. 6, compliments of Ohana Hotels Corp. in Waikiki. Marines and Sailors from 1st Bn., 3rd Marine Regiment; 3rd Bn., 3rd Marine Regiment and 1st Radio Bn. attended a luncheon held at Duke s Restaurant located in the Waikiki Outrigger, while the Marines and Sailors from Headquarters Bn., MCB Hawaii and Combat Service Support Group 3 attended a separate luncheon in the Ohana East conference room. Mildred Courtney, corporate director of government and military liaison for Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, felt that the company really needed to do something special for the Marine Corps birthday, said Chuck Shishido, director of operations for Ohana Hotels. Courtney suggested and arranged the two luncheons with the help of the Ohana Hotels staff. See OUTRIGGER, A-7 Marines and Sailors feasted on the buffet during the luncheon at the Outrigger Hotel and at Duke s restaurant.

2 A-2 November 15, 2002 HAWAII MARINE MCBH NEWS BRIEFS CONCERT ON THE COURT BEGINS SUNDAY AT 5 P.M. Jim Peters of Global Training Ministries International will delight MCB Hawaii military, family members and civilian personnel with a concert of faith, for all backgrounds, Sunday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kaneohe Bay Chapel. The Concert on the Court performances will include comedy and other entertainment, as well as looks at core values. Dan Siangco, with the band One Heart and One Soul, will open the event with musicians from several local churches. COMMISSARY OFFERS NEW HOURS STARTING MONDAY The Commissary is changing hours to better serve the community. Starting Monday, it will be open Saturday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. MOKAPU HOSTS CONTEST The students and faculty of Mokapu Elementary School aboard MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, started their recycling contest today, and participants are dashing to see who can collect the most aluminum cans before Dec. 18. The contest involves students from kindergarten through sixth grade, and all participants will win prizes. The class that collects the most weight in cans will be treated to a pizza party and a field trip to the Base Recycling Center, which is supporting the event by picking up the cans at the school each week, weighing them and providing progress reports. Environmental Compliance and Protection Department officials remind all that America Recycles Day 2002 is a great time to start a recycling program at home. A collection point for several kinds of recyclables sits adjacent the lending locker and family housing office. DEERS, CAC RELOCATE The MCB Hawaii Defense Enrollment Eligibility System (DEERS), and Common Access Card (CAC) identification system has moved to Bldg. 216, Room 75. The new center is located next to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society office, and hours have expanded from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hawaii MARINE Commanding General Brig. Gen. Jerry C. McAbee Public Affairs Director Maj. Chris Hughes Public Affairs Chief Gunnery Sgt. Rhys Evans Managing Editor Aiko Brum Press Chief Staff Sgt. Jesus A. Lora Staff Writer Sgt. Robert A. Carlson Staff Writer Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero Staff Writer Cpl. Jason E. Miller Sports Editor Staff Writer Cpl. Richard W. Holtgraver Staff Writer Pfc. Monroe F. Seigle The Hawaii Marine is an unofficial newspaper published every Friday by RFD Publications, Inc., Luluku Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Marine Corps under exclusive contract to the U.S. Marine Corps. This civilian enterprise newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the military services. Contents of the Hawaii Marine are not necessarily the official views of or endorsed by the United States Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Marine Corps. All advertising is provided by RFD Publications, Inc., The appearance of advertising in the Hawaii Marine, including inserts and supplements, does not constitute endorsement of the firms products and services by the DoD, DoN or the U.S. Marine Corps of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in the Hawaii Marine shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content or public service announcements (i.e. all content other than paid advertisements) is edited, prepared and provided by the Public Affairs Office aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Opinions expressed are not to be considered an official expression of the DoD or the U.S. Marine Corps. To contact the MCB Hawaii Public Affairs Office use the following addresses: HAWAII MARINE, BOX 63062, BLDG. 216, MCB HAWAII, KANEOHE BAY, HAWAII FAX: , PHONE: CG S MAIL BOX Lately, the housing office has been issuing citations... in a random fashion. I would like to address the issue of citations being issued for lawn maintenance in housing. I live in the Capehart housing area and have a lawn service that cuts and edges my lawn once a week, at a cost of $100/month. We employ the service due to the rigors of my husband s det schedule and the fact that we have small children. Lately, the housing office has been issuing citations for lawns that, although they are being cut once a week, have the shooters growing through as a result of the reseeding process that is common this time of year. Furthermore, these citations are being levied in a random fashion. Houses on my end of Bancroft were given 48 hours to remedy the situation or pay a $65 fine, while around the curve on Bancroft, lawns and bushes were clearly in violation of the regulation and no notices were served. Finally, I might suggest that if the base regulation is going to be enforced so stringently, more attention should be given to maintaining the common areas, for which the maintenance department is responsible. Adjacent to my yard is a steep hill that is not my responsibility, yet this grass is only trimmed every other month or so. It routinely grows to 12 inches or more. The Marine Corps and Naval officers who live in my area work long hours, and it is not uncommon for them to return home at night after dark. Most of the wives work or have small children at home during the day. In the evenings, most time is allocated for soccer, baseball or homework. Submitted by Jennifer Nichols, family member I think that perhaps some flexibility in enforcing the regulation is in order, taking into account the rate at which the grass grows this time of year. I think a reasonable standard would be to expect residents to cut and edge once a week. Most of us do care about the general appearance of our neighborhood, as is evidenced by the improvements we have made to the landscaping around our quarters, at our own expense. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Jennifer Nichols Mrs. Nichols, I have been asked by the commanding general to respond to your of Oct. 9 since your recommendation and concerns fall within my staff responsibilities. He appreciates that you have taken the time to participate in the CG Mail program. Let me start by saying that we appreciate the extra effort you put into your yard. It is apparent that you take great pride in the appearance of not only your quarters, but also the neighborhood, and for that, you have my admiration and respect. The Family Housing Resident Handbook, provided in each quarters, covers lawn maintenance guidelines. These guidelines not only help prevent havens for pests such as insects and rodents, they ensure the overall quality of life for all our residents. Specifically, paragraph states that residents should mow their lawns as often as BRIG. GEN. MCABEE necessary to keep them neat. It also states that grass should not be shorter than one inch and no longer than three inches high. I am aware that at different times throughout the year the grass will go to seed; however, these seed stems are unsightly, do not present a neat appearance, and therefore must be mowed down. Currently, two family housing department employees issue citations for lawn maintenance violations aboard MCB Hawaii (Kaneohe Bay, Camp H.M. Smith, and the Manana housing areas) sighting over 2,600 housing units. This process is lengthy and takes several days to complete. It is very likely that they could sight one housing area on Monday and not get to an adjacent area until several days later. You make a valid point with regard to the common areas maintained by the base. In fact, we too are taking steps to increase more frequent mowing. We have included the mowing of all housing common areas in our new Family Housing Maintenance contract, which is programmed to begin in January In the interim, if you feel that the common area adjacent to your yard needs to be maintained more frequently than what actually occurs, please contact your area inspector. He will contact the facilities department to schedule the requested maintenance. Again, thank you for taking the time to express your recommendations and concerns via the CG Mail Program. Mr. Kent Murata Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4 (Editor s Note: Letters of any length may be trimmed and edited in the interest of good taste and brevity.) The commanding general invites input from the base community via C.G. Mail on the following topics: What are we doing that we shouldn t be doing? What are we not doing that we should be doing? What are we doing that we should be doing better? Responses should include a recommendation that will help solve the problem and must include your name and return address so that staff may respond. For more information about how to send C.G. Mail, see the MCB Hawaii C.G. Mail page at Graphic by Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Riddle What is prohibited civilian attire for everyone aboard MCB Hawaii? Civilian clothing regulations aboard MCB Hawaii are the focus of a new campaign to get residents and visitors to adhere to the rules. This guide will be posted at public places around the base to remind patrons at the Marine Corps Exchange, Annex, 7-Day Store, Package Store and other places, of what is not acceptable as civilian attire. Base Order B spells out new regulations, and includes clear interpretation of existing regulations.

3 HAWAII MARINE November 15, 2002 A-3 Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero Above The 2002 uniform pageant at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, displayed the many uniforms Marines and Sailors have worn since the birthday of the Corps, Nov. 10, Below Right Sergeants James S. Lock and Cynita Morales, both of the Personnel Service Center, MCB Hawaii, represent present day United States Marines. WORD ON THE STREET What was your most memorable Marine Corps Ball, and why? This year s MALS- 24 ball was my first ball since I enlisted last year, and I loved the camaraderie in it. Lance Cpl. Gerardo Banda Administrative clerk MALS-24 Reliving history Hawaii Marines, Sailors bring Corps past to life Sports Editor Last year was my first ball, and it was at the Dole Cannery. I had a lot of fun. Marines re-enacted the the raising of the flag over Mt. Suribachi. As they ran screaming onto the field and raised the flag, the crowd gave a standing ovation. Lance Cpl. Craig Bochnak, Communications Center operator, G-6, stands in the full Marine Corps uniform worn during the Vietnam War. The female Marines who participated in the 2002 uniform pageant pose with the oldest Marine present, 91- year-old Vivian Thompson. Hundreds crowded Dewey Square and watched in wonder as Marines and Sailors brought the past to life and told the story of the United States Marine Corps. In celebration of the Corps 227th birthday, MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, held its traditional uniform pageant and cake-cutting ceremony Nov. 8. Dressed in period uniforms and armed with weapons reflecting the chronological history of the Corps, Marines and Sailors began the Marine Corps story at Tunn Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa., birthplace of the Corps. As each ring of the bell tolled, another piece of history came to life, from the Revolutionary, Civil and Korean wars, to the Marines of today. The pageant s final display was a heartfelt re-enactment of the raising of the flag over Mt. Suribachi. The crowd gave a standing ovation as the American flag unfurled overhead in the center of the field. Following the uniform pageant, Brig. Gen. Jerry C. McAbee, commanding general of MCB Hawaii, quoted an unknown Marine from Khe Sanh who left a note pinned to an empty MRE package, For those who have fought for it, life has a special meaning that those protected will never know. Today was a great celebration of our beloved Corps. I could not have been more pleased with the pageant Marines poise and motivation, said Brig. Gen. McAbee. I was also proud to see the genuine affection from our Marines in the crowd when we called upon our veterans to stand and be recognized, Former Marine Vivian Thompson, 91, was the oldest Marine present at the pageant and was served the first piece of cake during the cake cutting ceremony. During the climax of World War II, Thompson served in the Marine Corps as a supply officer. Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero Ann Schuster, a Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero The 227th birthday celebration included the traditional cake cutting ceremony. Sergeant Sean Habian, a military policeman with Military Police Dept., MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, thrusts his rifle in a motivating performance of a World War II Marine. family member and substitute teacher at Mokapu Elementary, brought her sixth grade class to the pageant. This was very educational and enjoyable; it taught them a lot, said Schuster. It s a great morale boost, sharing good esprit de corps, said Sgt. Randal Lundquist, a communications technician for Marine Corps Air Facility. It s a way to remind our junior Marines where we came from and what we are still here for today. As Brig. Gen. McAbee re-emphasized during his speech, our uniforms may have changed but our motives have stayed the same. The Marines have landed, and everything is well in hand. Ines Perez Family member In 1994, I was in a real small, but tight unit while stationed at MAG-12 in Iwakuni, and we celebrated our ball in one of the hangars. Sgt. Arturo Vigil Staff auditor Headquarters Bn., MCB Hawaii When I was stationed at 2nd Maintenance Bn. in Camp Lejeune, N.C., there was a lot of camaraderie between the Marines I worked with, and everyone had a lot of fun because all of us wanted to be there. Sgt. Jesse Wilson Training NCO 1st Radio Bn. My ball in 1986 when I was attached to BSSG-1 was the first one I spent with my wife as a married couple. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Darryl Hicks Fiscal officer CSSG-3

4 A-4 November 15, 2002 HAWAII MARINE Research proves club drug dangers Across the country, teens and young adults enjoy all-night dance parties known as raves and increasingly encounter more than just music Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D. Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health Dangerous substances known collectively as club drugs including Ecstasy, GHB and Rohypnol are gaining popularity. These drugs, however, aren t fun drugs. Although users may think these substances are harmless, research has shown that club drugs can produce a range of unwanted effects, including hallucinations, paranoia, amnesia, and, in some cases, death. When used with alcohol, these drugs can be even more harmful. Some club drugs work on the same brain mechanisms as alcohol and, therefore, can dangerously boost the effects of both substances. Also, there are great differences among individuals in how they react to these substances. No one can predict how he or she will react. Some people have been known to have extreme, even fatal, reactions the first time they use club drugs. And studies suggest club drugs found in party settings are often adulterated or impure even more dangerous. Because some club drugs are colorless, tasteless and odorless, they are easy for people to slip into drinks. Some of these drugs have been associated with sexual assaults, and for that reason, they are referred to as date rape drugs. A Primer on Club Drugs X, Adam, and MDMA are slang names for Ecstasy, which is a stimulant and a hallucinogen. Young people may use Ecstasy to improve their moods or get energy to keep dancing; however, Illegal substances chronic abuse of Ecstasy appears to damage the brain s ability to think and regulate emotion, memory, sleep and pain. G, Liquid Ecstasy, Georgia Home Boy or Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) may be made in homes by using recipes with common ingredients. At lower doses, GHB can relax the user, but, as the dose increases, the sedative effects may result in sleep and eventual coma or death. Roofie or Roche (Rohypnol) is tasteless and odorless. It mixes easily in carbonated beverages. Rohypnol may cause individuals under the influence of the drug to forget what happened. Other effects include low blood pressure, drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, and stomach upset. Special K or K (Ketamine) is an anesthetic. Use of a small amount of ketamine results in loss of attention span, learning ability and memory. At higher doses, ketamine can cause delirium, amnesia, high blood pressure, depression and severe breathing problems. Speed, Ice, Chalk or Meth (Methamphetamine) is often made in home laboratories. Methamphetamine use can cause serious health concerns, including memory loss, aggression, violence, psychotic behavior and heart problems. Acid or Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) may cause unpredictable behavior depending on the amount taken, where the drug is used, and on the user s personality. A user might feel the following effects: numbness, weakness, nausea, increased heart rate, sweating, lack of appetite, flashbacks and sleeplessness. A Medical Researcher s Bottom Line Raves or all-night dance parties continue to attract teens and young adults who may think Ecstasy, GHB, Rohypnol and other club drugs are harmless. This is not true. While researchers continue to study club drugs with a sense of urgency, treatment and prevention strategies are being developed. The bottom line is simple: even experimenting with club drugs is an unpredictable and dangerous thing to do.

5 A-6 November 15, 2002 HAWAII MARINE Golden Eagles depart for Misawa, Kadena Lt. j.g. Teresa Owens Patrol Squadron 9 Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, the nearly 400 members of Patrol Squadron 9 will pack their bags, kiss their loved ones goodbye and depart Hawaii for a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia. Known as the Golden Eagles, Sailors assigned to VP-9 are stationed at MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, and operate P-3C Orion patrol aircraft. Though originally designed for long-range antisubmarine warfare, the Orion s missions have expanded in recent years to include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, precision strike targeting, maritime interdiction operations, counter-narcotics, and search and rescue. The Golden Eagles have had a busy and successful year. Following their return from a highly successful deployment to the Middle East last December, the Golden Eagles set out almost immediately to begin the year-long process of training and preparing for their December deployment. Having been among the first to participate in air missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom after Sept. 11, the aircrews and maintenance personnel had developed a high level of expertise in maintaining and operating the P-3C under extremely challenging conditions. This expertise would prove an invaluable asset to the Golden Eagles during their Inter-Deployment Training Cycle. But they would not rest on their laurels; each deployment presents unique challenges and new hurdles to overcome. Navy Cmdr. Brad Carpenter, commanding officer of VP-9, is very pleased with his squadron s progress over the past year. Following a deployment, many senior members of a squadron transfer to other Each of our maintainers, aircrew and administrative personnel will be challenged to support widely diverse missions. Navy Cmdr.. Brad Carpenter Commanding Officer,, Patrol Squadron 9 Courtesy of VP-9 Patrol Squadron 9 is scheduled to deploy with their P-3C Orion aircraft to Japan. commands, and they are replaced with new personnel. The purpose of the IDTC is to bring everyone in the squadron to a level where they are deemed combat ready and able to deploy. The men and women of VP-9 have worked extremely hard over the past year to prepare for our upcoming deployment, said Carpenter. It has been an extremely busy and compressed home cycle, but the entire squadron has performed marvelously. During this IDTC, the Golden Eagles successfully completed an Operational Readiness Evaluation, Aviation Maintenance Inspection, Fleet NATOPS Evaluation, and Qualification Cycles for eleven aircrews. Additionally, VP-9 has supported exercises and flown more than 500 hours during JTFEX, RIMPAC 2002, Fleet Battle Experiment Juliet and ASWEX. They have sent planes, aircrews and maintenance personnel on detachments to San Diego, Calif.; Fallon, Nev.; and Hickam AFB, Hawaii. In late May, the Golden Eagles conducted overwater navigation and cold weather operations training on a flight to Kodiak, Alaska. In July, an aircrew from VP-9 located a kayaker adrift off the Big Island, who had been missing for nearly a week, and directed rescue swimmers to his location. The diligence of this Golden Eagle aircrew undoubtedly saved the man s life. Now, after nearly a year of training, preparation and anticipation, the Golden Eagles of VP-9 are about to embark on their next challenge: a deployment to Japan. Though primarily deployed to Misawa AFB in northern Japan and Kadena AFB in Okinawa, the Golden Eagles could find themselves spread across the Western Pacific. When deployed, the Golden Eagles will fall under the command of Task Force 72, whose area of responsibility encompasses more than 56 million square miles, extending from the Northern Pacific Ocean, bordering Russia, to the South China Sea and westward over the entire Indian Ocean, from the southern tip of Africa to the Gulf of Aden. Task Force 72 is comprised of two patrol squadrons (one of which will be VP- 9) together with special squadron detachments and assigned surface ships. In addition to the previously mentioned mission areas, the Golden Eagles may have the opportunity to participate in joint exercises and operations with the armed forces of other countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Japan and Australia. Though uncertain as to what exactly the next six months will bring, the Golden Eagles of VP-9 stand ready to play their role in the continuing war on terrorism and in supporting the nation s interests overseas. Carpenter summarized it best when he recently addressed squadron members and their spouses at a briefing in preparation for deployment: Each of our maintainers, aircrew and administrative personnel will be challenged to support widely diverse missions. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you. Your contributions and sacrifices have directly contributed both to the success of the Golden Eagles and to the security of our nation.

6 HAWAII MARINE November 15, 2002 A-7 Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero Instructors discuss the functions of the training vessel with a few of the installation s commanding officers. MAET, From A-1 frame with the general shape of the cabin section of a helicopter. It is nearly 18-feetlong and more than eight feet in diameter. Typically, it can hold a maximum of Marines at one time, and begins its training cycle from a position suspended over a pool from a large, permanently mounted crane. The hoist lowers the MAET into the pool to simulate ditching, and then raises the MAET after the practice egress is complete. During the cycle, as the dunker enters the water, it usually rolls right or left to a disorienting, inverted position. The training course lasts two days and includes classroom time in which instructors cover various hazards while submerged, the proper use of available equipment, and the correct way to conduct an escape/egress from a submerged helicopter or vehicle. After the classroom session, the Marines move on to the Shallow Water Egress Trainer that is a floating chair with a frame similar to a seat in a helicopter. Students practice holding their breath, gaining underwater orientation using procedures to assist in finding an escape exit, and conducting egress to the water s surface. Upon completion of the SWET training, the Marines move into the deep water for several rides in the dunker. The Marines perform six to seven ditching cycles and during some of the cycles, they are exposed to lights out or night conditions. Anyone would find it tough to deal with the disorientation of being upsidedown, said Perry Dunn, program manager, American Systems Corporation. Add that to the uncomfortable feeling of having water up your nose and in your ears, and not having air to breathe for 20 seconds or so. The MAET is undergoing final inspection testing and is scheduled to be ready for use Dec. 1. When Marines complete this training they express a high level of confidence because they can remain calm, stay strapped in until motion stops, use their leverage to open an exit, pull themselves to and through the exit, swim to the surface, and survive to fight another day, said Dunn. OUTRIGGER, From A-1 We wanted to help celebrate the birthday of the Marine Corps, and show our appreciation to the Marines and Sailors for all the help they have given our company. said Shishido. They defend our country, stay in our hotels during their liberty and allow us to come to Kaneohe Bay and participate in public functions, such as BayFest, and promote our hotels. We wanted to honor them for all that they do. A small number of Ohana employees from each of the 14 hotels owned by the corporation were invited to attend the luncheon and spend the afternoon with the Marines and Sailors. Staff and military members were seated together at each table, giving them a chance to interact with one another. Lance Cpl. Ruth Corrigeux, a weather observer with Marine Corps Air Facility, spent most of the luncheon discussing Waikiki and the Marine Corps way of life with Lily Tran, guest service manager for Ohana Hotels. This was a great idea. It gives us a chance to get to know the outside community and the company many of us depend on, said Corrigeux. It s nice to know who is responsible for our service and to have a personal relationship with them, rather then nameless faces. Tran felt that it was an opportunity to pull back the curtain on a Marine s everyday life. Marines are portrayed as tough, shoot em up types. But the public never gets to see what life is like on an everyday basis. It s really amazing how much work these Marines and Sailors do outside of combat. The luncheon was served as a buffet, allowing guests to have as many servings as they wanted. The buffet offered guests a wide variety of foods such as fruits and salads, rice, potatoes and chicken. Following the buffet, a dessert table was opened up; the centerpiece being a large white cake decorated with the words Happy Birthday Marine Corps. This was a good way to show their respect, by actually sitting and talking with us, said Lance Cpl. Justin Arnold, an explosive detection dog handler with the Provost Marshal s Office s canine unit. We work hard, and it s kind of a thankless job. It s nice to get some gratitude. The Marines and Sailors were each given a gift package of Ohana Hotels merchandise including a beach ball, a tee shirt and a hardcover tour book of Oahu and Ohana Hotels. As the luncheon came to an end, there were hearty handshakes and even a few embraces as the guests left with not only full stomachs but also a better understanding of one another. S ALUTES Marine Corps Air Facility Promotions Gunnery Sergeant Randy W. Walden Staff Sergeant Dave D. Gibson Staff Sergeant Melissa L. Ohm Staff Sergeant James W. Seeger Sergeant Leavornn Dy Sergeant Daniel E. Johnson Jr. Sergeant Randal D. Lundquist Corporal Nathan A. Peterson Lance Corporal Nolan J. Miles Meritorious Service Medal Major James V. Parran Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Master Sergeant Christopher W. Edwards Good Conduct Medal Staff Sergeant Nephtali D. Ricafrent Corporal Gabriel Cruz

7 Hawaii M ARINE L IFESTYLES Hawaii Marine B Section November 15, 2002 Marine Corps Base Hawaii provided an honorary color guard for the opening of the exhibit, and the Marine Forces Pacific Band provided patriotic music during the Camp Tarawa exhibition dedication Nov. 6. Richard Smart, owner of Parker Ranch, donated his home Pu u opelu to be used as divisional headquarters for a training camp during World War II. Today, it is home to an exhibit that commemorates the contributions of Camp Tarawa Marines, Sailors and Waimea residents who supported the war efforts. Remembering Camp Tarawa The Big Island s newest exhibit reminds the world of Hawaii s war efforts Story and Photos by Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero Combat Correspondent WAIMEA, Hawaii Forgotten to most Americans is a place where more than 50,000 Marines and Sailors prepared for some of the most significant battles in the Pacific between 1942 and During World War II, Camp Tarawa was home to leathernecks and Sailors from the 2nd and 5th Marine Divisions, and the V Amphibious Corps. Nearly 60 years after these service members set foot on this island, more than 120 guests and family members gathered to pay tribute to these men and women during a ceremony Nov. 6, which marked the opening of an exhibit that recalls Waimea s role during this never-to-be-forgotten war. Army representatives first came to the Waimea area of the island in the summer of 1941 to explore areas suitable for training. In the aftermath of the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, staging areas for American troops were rapidly raised throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Three months into American involvement in World War II, a vast Army camp for 19,000 men had been established on more than 50,000 acres of lofty saddle between the great volcanoes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. That area was Parker Ranch, and it became host to the largest Marine Corps training facility in the Pacific when the 2nd Marine Division arrived there in December 1943, after its Bill Thompson, a corpsman who served with the Marines during the battle at Tarawa takes a moment to remember his fallen comrades during the opening of the Camp Tarawa exhibit, Nov. 6. amphibious assault on the island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll. Shortly after its arrival, the survivors of this battle quickly renamed what locals knew as Camp Waimea, and gave it the name of the battle they had just endured. Camp Tarawa was really established after the Marines arrived from the bloody battle of Tarawa, said Carl Carlson Jr., Parker Ranch trustee. The Marines came back here to rest, replace the wounded and prepare for battle. Another remarkable fact about the camp is that while training there, 5th Marine Division Marines scaled nearby Pu u Ula ula and Buster Brown Mountains, daily, so that they would be ready to climb the now legendary Mt. Suribachi when the time came to assault Iwo Jima. This community played a large part in the preparation of the Marines prior to the assault on Iwo Jima, said Carlson. Carlson also spoke about the impact Marines and Sailors had on the local community. Waimea leapt into the twentieth century because of the technology that seemed to have followed the Marines into town. An electric generator allowed settlement houses to be lit by bulb rather than kerosene. Waimea Elementary School and the Waimea Hotel became a 400-bed hospital with modern medical facilities, and engineers dammed the Waikoloa stream, constructed reservoirs to supply water to the division and the town, and erected temporary Canek structures behind the St. James Church. Ranch owner Richard Smart volunteered his home Pu u opelu as divisional headquarters, and 40 years later he donated land to establish a Camp Tarawa monument near Mamalahoa Highway, west of Waimea, near the entrance to the Parker Ranch historic homes tourist attraction. The special exhibit at Pu u opelu includes artifacts that were collected by the Pacific War Memorial Association, which had been stored at Hilo s Lyman Museum since 1996, with others collected by South Kohala residents. The exhibition will continue through the end of the year. This exhibit is a beautiful work of art and constant reminder of all those Marines, Sailors and their families who trained and fought for this country in World War II, said Bill Thompson, an Marine Sgt. Rex Weigle, a Vietnam War veteran and resident of Waimea, stands proudly to honor his fellow service members who trained at Camp Tarawa during World War II. 80-year-old retired Navy corpsman who fought alongside the Marines at Tarawa. The ceremony also included a special musical tribute by the Marine Forces Pacific Band and an honorary color guard. Thousands of American boys trained here, said Rex Weigle, a retired Marine sergeant and veteran of the Vietnam War. For some of them, this was their last home on American soil. It is imperative that we remember them. Above The Camp Tarawa Monument is dedicated to Marines and Sailors who trained in the Waimea community. It is located near the entrance to the Big Island s Parker Ranch historic homes tourist attraction. Left Visitors take time to pause at the Camp Tarawa Monument before the dedication ceremony Nov. 6.

8 B-2 November 15, 2002 HAWAII MARINE POSSIBILITIES IN PARADISE M ARINE MCCS C ORPS C OMMUNITY S ERVICES By Debbie Robbins, MCCS Public Relations NOVEMBER 15 / Today SM&SP Mahalo to AT&T In- Room Service for supporting the Single Marine & Sailor Program. All events are open to single, active duty military. The SM&SP Office is located in Bldg Call , for more information on any program or activity. Program Review Thursdays: Enjoy free tennis lessons from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at K-Bay s tennis courts. Call for reservations. Nov. 16: Participate in the Paintball Tourney from 9 a.m. 5 p.m., and don t forget to attend the 8 a.m. captain s meeting. Teams are three person Team for $75 per. and prizes. Teams may rent equipment onsite. Nov. 27: You won t want to miss the Holiday Base Thanksgiving Dinner Party for single, active duty personnel, only. Volunteers are needed. Dec. 7: Don t forget to take advantage of Santa s Village at the Enlisted Club. Volunteers are also needed to support this event. Call (Transportation is provided for all above mentioned events.) SM&SP Benefits Have your voice heard, make a difference, get involved, grow, and have a blast at SM&SP. Check us out on the Web at (under the Semper Fitness icon.) Seeds of Change Exhibit The Hawaiian Humanities Committee and the Base Library will host Seeds of Change: 500 Years of Encounter and Exchange, today until Nov. 30. This exhibit will highlight the European voyages of discovery and show during normal Base Library hours. Call for more information. Holiday Family Food Basket There are still two days left. Today until Nov. 17, you can make a difference this holiday season and help a family in need. The Armed Services YMCA and the Hourly Child Development Center are working in tandem to ensure MCB Hawaii families enjoy a delicious holiday meal. Drop off points, to include the Commissary, Mokapu Elementary School and the Child Development Center, have drop boxes. Non-perishable foods are desired. The holiday food baskets will be delivered Nov For more information, call Personal Services at Base Library Hosts Hometown Holiday Greeting Program Marine Corps Community Services libraries worldwide have partnered with the Army and Air Force Hometown News Service for Marines, Sailors and family members to take part in the annual Newspaper Holiday Greeting Program, now until Wednesday. This program is free, and patrons may send as many greetings as they wish. The process is easy and simply requires a computer with Internet access. Messages are then sent into cyberspace to hundreds of hometown newspaper editors who then publish the holiday greeting. To register, log onto pages/register.htm. Users will then need to complete the entry form and click the submit button. This process will take a few days until you receive confirmation that you have registered. For more Hometown Holiday Greeting information, call the Base Library at Party at Kahuna s Friday nights don t get much hotter when they re spent at Kahuna s Sports Bar & Grill. Every Friday night, Kahuna s hosts a live band and a DJ to keep the party rolling into the early morning hours. All sergeants and below, and their guests, are welcome. For more Kahuna s information, call / Saturday Chili Cook Off & Biker Party Some like it hot: chili that is. All ranks are invited to put their chili recipe to the test and enter the Rocker Room s Chili Cook Off. This party will be more than a caldron of beans and spices, it will be a Biker Party, complete with biker games displays and lucky number drawings. The rock & roll group The King Pins will play live, and then DJ D-Day, will keep the party rolling. The Chili Cook Off and Biker Party is set from noon 9 p.m. on the Rocker Room lanai. For more information, call / Monday Be Your Own Boss Are you ready to run your own company? Deep down do you possess an entrepreneurial zest? Nurture your business desire and get the details that will transform your ideas into a thriving reality during Personal Services Start Your Own Business Workshop in Bldg. 3096, Room 1, from 9 11 a.m. Representatives from the Hawaiian Small Business Association, the Internal Revenue Service and the Business Development Center will be on-site to present attendees with facts, laws and resources to start a small business. Reservations are recommended. This workshop welcomes all military I.D. cardholders. For more information, call Personal Services at Reserve Your Turkey Dinner The big Thanksgiving dinner is just around the corner. Take the stress and labor out of this holiday and let the MCCS catering professionals do the work for you. Starting today, you can order a Turkey-to-Go meal for just $ This festive, culinary feast will feed approximately six to eight adults and includes a pound herb and garlic roasted turkey, cornbread, Portuguese sausage & chestnut stuffing, roast garlic mashed SM&SP has scheduled a Turkey Day Blast, Nov. 27 Edward Hanlon V MCCS Marketing For single Marines and Sailors not fortunate enough to spend time with their families this Thanksgiving, the Single Marine & Sailor Program is holding its annual Holiday Bash, Nov. 27 at Kahuna s Bar & Grill. Not only will single Marines and Sailors get a great traditional Thanksgiving feast, but also there will be door prizes, music, events and entertainment for all. potatoes, giblet gravy, corn o brien, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, and pumpkin pie. Turkey-to-Go meals may be reserved now through Thursday, while supplies last. Meals are limited so make your reservation early. Pre-payment is due no later than Thursday. For more information, call Military Family Appreciation Week The celebration starts Monday. The Personal Services Department would like to thank the military families of MCB Hawaii. Your sacrifices and dedication are very much appreciated. Watch for updates concerning Military Family Appreciation Week special events and activities. For more information, call Great Minds LINK Alike The next Lifestyles, Information, Networking & Knowledge session is set for Monday through Thursday from 6 8:30 p.m. in Bldg Military spouses who enjoy learning about military traditions, resources and etiquette (not to mention meeting a great group of friends) are invited to attend. Reservations are recommended. Call the LINKS House at / Tuesday The MCCS Mission: To uplift the spirits of the Marine Corps and Navy families and to support Marine Corps and Navy readiness and retention through customer-owned and driven MCCS programs, goods and services in garrison and deployed environments. (For up-to-the-minute news about MCCS, logon to ww.mccshawaii.com.) M OVIE T IME Prices: Adults (12 and older) $3, Children (6 to 11) $1.50, Children (5 and younger) free. Matinee prices are $2 for adults and $1 for children. Parents must purchase tickets for R rated movies in person at the box office for children 16 years old and younger. For E-5 and below, admission is free to the second show on Friday and Saturday evenings only. Sunday evenings, the price is $1 for all patrons. Please show your ID at the box office. Phone for recorded info. Events include Sumo wrestling, boxing and the famous Kahuna s mechanical bull riding competition. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and two buffet lines will open shortly thereafter. Free AT&T in-room long distance certificates will be given to each guest, along with other sponsor-provided items. Last year, more than 460 Marines and Sailors participated in this event, and the Single Marine & Sailor Program is expecting even more this year. For more information about tickets or the event, call Base Library Promotes Family Literacy Reading aloud to your child produces countless positive results. To demonstrate the powerful impact reading aloud to children, the Base Library will host Parents Reading to Children Night, at the Base Library from 6 7 p.m. Special guests from the Readto-Me International Organization will give a presentation regarding family literacy, and Lori Zuttermeister, library technician, will read to children and then allow parents to have the chance to do the same. There will also be an essay and art contest. For more details, call / Wednesday Tis the Season to Reduce Your Debt Get a financial head start on the holidays. Learn the tools to set yourself debt free. All base patrons are invited to attend the Set Yourself Debt Free, class in Bldg. 216 from 10:30 11:30 a.m. Call for reservations. 22 / Friday Horsin Around at the Rocker Room Ready for some horseplay? Who will be the prized ringer during the Rocker Room s Horseshoe Tournament? Rocker Room club members and their guests may enter the Horseshoe Tourney which will be held on the Rocker Room lanai at 7 p.m. Lots of prizes, pupus and entertainment await. For registration information, call the Rocker Room at Tree-mendous Holiday Gifts Add your last-minute entries to your holiday shopping list and head to the Camp H.M. Smith Craft Fair, Dec. 5 from 7:30 a.m. 2 p.m. in Bldg. 4, adjacent the Marine Corps Exchange. Craft-goers will find Yuletide treasures from homemade crafts to baked goods, all at bargain prices. Crafters interested in selling homemade items may reserve an MCCS table through Nov. 22 for $25. No privately owned tables will be permitted. Spaces are limited; therefore, sellers should reserve their tables early. Call for more information. Auto Center holds auctions Debbie Robbins MCCS Public Relations Get hot deals on some hot wheels during the auto auction at the Auto Hobby Shop. The following vehicles are up for viewing and auction. Interested persons may make their bid on Nov. 19. Year Make Lowest Bid 1986 Nissan 200SX $ Cadillac Seville $ Nissan Sentra $ Honda Prelude SI $1, Jeep Wrangler $2, Honda Accord EX $1, Volkswagon Passat $ Hyundai Excel GLS $ Toyota Tercel $50 (The Tercel has a bad motor.) 1993 Mazda 626 $1,650 For more information, the Auto Skills Center, The Tuxedo (PG13) Today at 7:15 p.m. IME The Four Feathers (PG13) Today at 9:45 p.m. Lilo & Stitch (PG) Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Ecks vs. Server (R) Saturday at 9:45 p.m. Hey Arnold (PG) Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Stealing Harvard (PG13) Sunday at 7:15 p.m. The Banger Sisters (R) Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. Red Dragon (R) Nov. 22 at 7:15 p.m. Trapped (R) Nov. 22 at 9:45 p.m. *FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: *Analyze That (PG13) (First come, first-served) Nov. 30 at 7:15 p.m.

9 Pfc. Monroe F. Seigle Combat Correspondent The Marines are known as a band of brothers who come from all over the world and from many different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Included in those many different backgrounds are American Indians, who have made many sacrifices throughout the history of this great nation. During November, MCB Hawaii celebrates American Indian Heritage Month, to honor Native Americans who have made positive contributions to our country and proudly serve in our Armed Forces. American Indians from many different tribes have made outstanding sacrifices for the Marine Corps. They are also a part of our rich history and have courageously fought in every American war in which U.S. forces have been involved. Private First Class Ira Hamilton Hayes, a full-blooded Pima, enlisted in the Marine Corps in He belonged to the 5th Marine Division that assaulted Iwo Jima. He then took part in raising the American flag over the volcanic peak on Mount Suribachi. The famous photo taken of that flag raising became one of the most inspiring war photographs in our nation s history, as well as a monument in our nation s capitol and here aboard MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. Other wellknown figures were the Navajo Code Talkers. The Navajos language skills played an important role in the South Pacific and were used extensively in the battles of Iwo Jima, Guam, Peleliu, Okinawa, Saipan, Tarawa and Guadalcanal. Afterward, a Marine officer made the statement, Were it not for the Navajo Code Talkers, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima and other places. The Japanese never broke the Navajos code. Another American Indian Marine was Col. Gregory Pappy Boyington, who served as commanding officer of VMF- 214, also known as the Black Sheep. HAWAII MARINE November 15, 2002 B-3 Corps recognizes patriotism of American Indians National Archives Colonel Gregory Pappy Boyington led the Black Sheep Squadron in World War II. Boyington was an outstanding flier who defeated several enemies, even when he was highly outnumbered. During World War II, Boyington was leading a mission when he noticed two enemy aircraft approaching. After shooting one down and pursuing the other, he encountered several more enemy fighters before being shot down over Bougainville. Boyington escaped death by ejecting himself from the plummeting aircraft at an altitude of 100 feet. He was captured by the Japanese, but survived 20 months of beatings and maltreatment. He was awarded the Medal of Honor. Native American men and women have been an integral part of our fighting forces throughout our nation s history and continue to give selfless service today. Many people ask us why we fight the White Man s war, said Raymond Nakai, a former Navajo code talker. Our answer is that we are proud to be Americans. We always stand ready when our country needs us. National Archives Navajo code talkers used their unique, unwritten language to pass undecipherable messages during the War in the Pacific.

10 B-4 November 15, 2002 HAWAII MARINE At last the big day arrives for a young corporal Cpl. Luis R. Agostini Marine Forces Pacific What do you think of being a soldier, and a father? Hopefully, being good at one makes you better at the other. Mel Gibson, as Army Lt. Col. Hal Moore, advising his junior officer on the dual roles of father and troop leader in We Were Soldiers. Boy, I hope that s true. The first few days of fatherhood were comparable to the crucible the final 54-hour event during Marine Corps recruit training that spans more than two days and leaves recruits dependent upon each other with little food and sleep. Similar to that event but now surrounded by nurses, doctors and my wife I received a title that I will carry with me for the rest of my life: daddy. It happened Nov. 1 at 1:01 p.m. at Tripler Army Medical Center. I looked into Luis Vincent s eyes for the first time. I finally held the little man who will carry on the Agostini name, surpass his forefathers accomplishments and exceed everyone s expectations of an Agostini. Words, spoken or written, cannot describe the feeling a man experiences when, for the first time, he realizes that he is living for more than just himself. His child, directly or indirectly, becomes the only reason for his existence. He may fight battles across the globe, with other fathers, to make sure that his children enjoy the liberties granted to them by the U.S. Constitution. He will go to work everyday, with mouth shut and eyes open, and accomplish each task however trivial so that he can collect a paycheck twice a month and make sure that his child has a meal on the table and a shirt on his back. Everyone readers who gave their support, my staff noncommissioned and officers who guided and understood my situation during these last nine months, my friends and family, the Key Volunteers who brought overflowing plates of food almost as soon as we stepped foot into our house, The Agostinis pose for picture moments after the birth of their first child at Tripler AMC. and my wife who endured nine months of pregnancy culminating with the surgery that gave me my first son (as well as a little bit of embarrassment in Courtesy of the Agostini Family this series) deserves thanks. (Editor s Note: This is the fifth in a series of articles chronicling the Agostinis experiences and resources available for expecting couples.)

11 HAWAII MARINE November 15, 2002 B-5 Shooting Stars Expected The Bishop Museum reminds star gazers that the heavens are expected to be full of shooting stars at the wee hour of 12:01 to 1 a.m. Tuesday, when little bits of comet debris from the constellation of Leo will burn up from friction upon entering the earth s atmosphere. For best viewing, begin star gazing with a clear, unbroken view of the eastern sky at 11 p.m. Monday evening, according to Mike Shanahan, planetarium manager. A telescope will not be required, though the full moon will make the extravaganza fainter. The shower occurs every year in November. For more information, surf etarium/. Retirement Talk Scheduled Catch the free seminar Build Your Financial Future Today: Personal Financial Education, Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Keolu Shopping Center in Enchanted Lakes, Kailua. For more details, call WORD TO PASS EFMP Hosts Guest Speaker All interested persons may attend the next MCB Hawaii Special Needs Information and Support Network meeting, Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Religious Education Center (Bldg. 1090, adjacent Dunkin Donuts). As part of the Exceptional Family Member Program, a guest speaker will share insights, and child care will be provided attendees. USS Maine Film Debuts Travel back in time with the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum on Nov. 26 when Daniel Martinez, the chief historian at the Arizona Memorial and host of the Discovery Channel s Death of the USS Maine, will present the documentary examining mysteries surrounding the USS Maine. The film will take a look at the 1898 explosion that killed 300 men, provoked the Spanish- American War and signaled the birth of the U.S. as a world power. Free to the public, the program begins at 7 p.m., with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. For more details, call Bowfin Park (located adjacent the USS Arizona Memorial Visitors Center) at Hale Koa Hosts T-Day Buffet Dine on Hale Koa s bountiful harvest buffet of traditional and island dishes while a pianist plays from a beautifully decorated stage in the Banyan Tree Showroom for Thanksgiving dinner, Nov. 28. See WORD TO PASS, B-8

12 B-6 November 15, 2002 HAWAII MARINE RECIPES Desserts sweeten up Thanksgiving meals NAPS Featurettes Whether you are planning your own Thanksgiving get-together, or you ve been invited somewhere special and you re wondering what to bring, few things can top off a Thanksgiving meal better than a scrumptious, quick, easy-bake dessert. Try these mouth-watering recipes to add a festive, finishing touch to your salads, entrées, breads, sauces and other holiday favorites on the Thanksgiving menu. Triple Berry Cobbler 1 package (21 oz.) Krusteaz cinnamon crumb cake mix 4 cups frozen mixed berries (including blueberries, blackberries and raspberries) 6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces 1 cup old fashioned oats 1 tablespoon water Yummy Yam Pecan Pie 3 large egg whites 2/3 cup dark corn syrup 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2/3 cup chopped pecans and mashed OR 1 cup fresh yams, cooked and mashed 2 large eggs, divided 1/4 c u p light brown sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, blend together yams, 1 egg, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread evenly on bottom of pie crust. In a mixing bowl, beat together remaining egg, egg whites, corn syrup, sugar and vanilla until mixture is frothy. Stir in pecans. Carefully spoon mixture over yam layer. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until filling is set around edges or a knife inserted halfway between the center and edge comes out clean. Cool and serve. Makes 8 servings. On the Menu Anderson Hall will prepare the following this week: Today Lunch Seafood Platter Fried Fish Nuggets Fried Shrimp Fried Scallops Breaded Oysters Lasagna Baked Ravioli Macaroni and Cheese Chewy Nut Bar Yellow Cake Layer Dinner Roast Pork Loin Barbecued Chicken Mashed Potatoes Steamed Rice Chewy Nut Bar Yellow Layer Cake w/butter Cream Frosting Specialty Bar (For Lunch and Dinner) Pasta Bar Saturday Dinner/Brunch Rock Cornish Hen Grilled Strip Loin Steak Rice Pilaf Mashed Potatoes Chocolate Chip Cookies Sunday Dinner/Brunch Yankee Pot Roast Baked Ham Mashed Potatoes Candied Sweet Potatoes Chocolate Layer Cake w/chocolate Frosting Monday Lunch Meatloaf Creole Pork Chops Mashed Potatoes Pork Fried Rice Apple Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies Dinner Baked Turkey & Noodles Baked Fresh Fish Rice Pilaf Apple Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies Specialty Bar (For Lunch and Dinner) Pasta Bar Tuesday Lunch Beef Sukiyaki Pork Chop Suey Egg Foo Young Chinese Fried Egg Roll Steamed Rice Pork Fried Rice Chocolate Pudding Dinner Creole Macaroni Baked Fish Filet Mashed Potatoes Noodles Jefferson Chocolate Pudding Specialty Bar (For Lunch and Dinner) Taco Bar Wednesday Lunch Barbecued Spareribs Country Style Steak Steamed Rice Mashed Potatoes Oatmeal Cookies Dinner Baked Chicken Beef Pot Pie Boiled Egg Noodles Mashed Potatoes Brownies Specialty Bar (For Lunch and Dinner) Country Bar Thursday Lunch Baked Lasagna Chicken Parmesan Asst. Pizza Slices Garlic Toast Brownies Dinner Chicken Vega Simmered Corned Beef Parsley Butter Potatoes Steamed Rice Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies Specialty Bar (For Lunch and Dinner) Taco Bar Preheat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, gently toss together frozen berries and 1 2 cup cake mix. Spoon berry mixture into an ungreased 10-inch deep-dish pie pan. In separate bowl, place remaining cake mix, full pouch cinnamon topping, butter, oats and water. Using an electric mixer, mix on medium speed until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle topping over berry mixture. Bake minutes, or until filling is bubbly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired. Makes 8 servings. Yummy Yam Pecan Pie 1 refrigerated 9-inch pie crust 1 (15 oz.) can yams (sweet potatoes) drained

13 HAWAII MARINE November 15, 2002 B-7 Commissary s new consumer advocate to hear concerns of patrons Rick Brink Defense Commissary Agency FORT LEE, Va. The Defense Commissary Agency s new consumer advocate, Bonita Moffett, is ready to hear from customers who can count on her experience as a long-time shopper and commissary management specialist to work out issues. The agency selected Moffett in October for the job that improves communications between commissary patrons and agency officials. I m an avid commissary shopper, and I look forward to the challenge of fostering better understanding of the commissary benefit among all of our eligible patrons, said Moffett, and [I look forward to] serving as the liaison to help us, as an agency, be more responsive to our customers needs. It s her job to bring the customer s point of view to management policy and decision-making within DeCA, Moffet explained. She is the agency s principal liaison with DeCA s Patron Council and with other military quality-oflife stakeholders. Moffett is retired from the Air Force and has more than 23 years of work experience in the commissary system. She spent her entire military career in the Air Force commissary system where she acquired extensive store-level experience from stocking shelves to managing a commissary. She transitioned from the military into a civilian career with DeCA, where she has been a commissary management specialist. She comes to the job after serving nearly three years as an operations store planner in the equipment division at DeCA headquarters. She has traveled extensively to U.S. military installations around the world, to engage patrons, installation commanders and commissary management for their ideas and concerns in the commissary design and construction process. Bonita Moffett can be reached by at

14 B-8 November 15, 2002 HAWAII MARINE WORD TO PASS, From B-5 The buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and reservations are now being accepted. Call the Hale Koa s Activities Desk at , ext. 546, to make your reservation. Mustangs Schedule Reunion The Marine Corps Mustang Association was founded on Nov. 10, 1985, and it is an organization dedicated to the preservation of the history and accomplishments of all Marines who have risen from the enlisted to officer ranks... thereby earning the title Mustang. You are invited to join the ranks of this 1,600 member organization. To join, top Write MC- MA Inc.; P.O. Box 1314, Delran, NJ For more details, call (856) Voices Needed for Messiah More voices are needed for the 55th annual performances of Handel s Messiah at the Central Union Church on the corner of Beretania and Punahou, beginning Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Rehearsals go Thursdays from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Call Noel at for more. Free Bumper Sticker Offered The popular Have You Hugged Your Keiki Today? bumper sticker is now available for free to the public. Sponsored by the Bank of Hawaii in support of the Mental Health Association of Hawaii, get your sticker by sending a businesssized, self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address: Mental Health Assoc., 200 N. Vineyard Blvd., #300, Honolulu, HI Word to Pass Receives Faxes Fax WTP items to

15 Hawaii M ARINE S PORTS Hawaii Marine C Section November 15, 2002 Bandits, Raiders to play in championship Sgt. Robert Carlson Raiders running back Richard Francillo runs through two HQ, 3rd Marine Regiment defenders without getting his bones crushed. MAG-24 s Bandits face 1/3 s Raiders tonight at Pop Warner Field. Game starts at 6 p.m. MAG-24 takes HQBN out of tournament Sgt. Robert Carlson Combat correspondent In what was the highestscoring game yet in the rookie season of the MCB Hawaii Tackle Football League, the MAG-24 Bandits walked all over Headquarters Bn. Warriors, and removed them from the playoffs with a defeat. Twelve points was the most any team had scored against Sgt. Allan J. Grdovich MCB Camp Lejeune CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. Left jabs, uppercuts and body blows will be the scene at this year s Marine Corps Boxing Team preliminaries Nov. 19 through 21 at the Goettege Memorial Field House here. The three-day slugfest Raiders quarterback Dalton Hillard, 12, runs towards the goal line with Titans giving chase. will feature the Corps best fighters competing against one another for a spot on this year s roster. Hopes are high for the Marine team that will feature six nationally ranked fighters and ambitions of winning this year s All- Armed Forces Tournament Championship, according to Head Coach Master Sgt. Robert J. Michaels. MAG-24 s defense all season, but was not enough to keep the Warriors motivated to win. We just executed well, said Rick Hargrave, head coach for the Bandits. Everything we tried, we executed well. We re starting to get some experience under our belt, and that s making everything come together for the team. MAG-24 s immaculate execution snowballed as the game wore on. The defense capitalized on HQBN penalties and mistakes, and gave the MAG- 24 offensive squad excellent field position and scoring opportunities. By putting pressure on HQBN quarterback Peter Degennaro, the Bandit defense effectively shut down the passing game and was able to focus on blocking the ground campaign. The Warrior offensive line could not keep the bandits from plundering the backfield, and the frustration showed as HQBN took several trips backward because of penalties. First half touchdowns by MAG-24 Bandits Cory Pinson, Corey Moore, Sgt. Robert Carlson Combat correspondent After finishing the regular season with a 5-1 record, the Headquarters 3rd Marines Bone Crushers were crushed by the 1/3 Raiders Wednesday in the semifinal game, and cleared the way for 1/3 to face MAG-24 in the championship. The Raiders got off to a great start with an interception and touchdown less than four minutes into the game, and never looked back. Sgt. Robert Carlson Marine Air Group 24 s Corey Pinson runs past Headquarters Bn. defenders and toward the goal line during the semifinal game Tuesday. The Bandits face the Raiders in the football championship game tonight. Sports Editor See MAG-24,C-3 Like little giants, the offensive line rushed towards the defending team. Although only between the ages of 10 and 12, the flag football players eyes gleamed with determination similar to that of NFL linemen. Defending their 6-0 winning streak, the MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Raiders subdued the Aliamanu Military Reservation Titans, Nov. 9, at the C Street Field aboard K-Bay. Within the first few minutes of the game, the Raiders Quarterback Dalton Hillard, 12, broke through the Titans defensive line with the help of his extremely ferocious linemen, and scored the first touchdown of the game. Following the touchdown, the Raiders ran the ball in for the extra point, ending the first quarter 7-0. As the second quarter was underway, Raiders alternate Quarterback, Christiana Picot, made a second touchdown against the Titans. Following the touchdown, Picot successfully passed the ball across the goal line, gaining two extra points for the Raiders, the score The Titans took control of the ball and attempted a pass, which was intercepted by Hillard, who took a knee to stop the clock. In the following play, Hillard made a pass to Picot who ran up the sideline and scored her second touchdown in a row. Again, the Raiders ran the ball into the end zone and scored their extra point, making it In the last few minutes of the half, Hillard again took control of the ball and scored his second touchdown of Marine boxing preliminaries to begin In recent years, the team has fallen short in defeating its arch-nemesis, Army, in the famed tournament, which features each military service s boxing team. Army has won the past three years. Another aspiration many fighters said they have is a possible selection for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team. These fighters will be selected in the spring. We re right where we need to be, and we re dangerous, warned Michaels of any would-be competitors. He vowed to take that ambition to other highprofile events the All- Marine Boxing Team will 1/3 Raiders eliminate HQ 3rd Marines in semifinal blowout The Bone Crushers didn t score their first touchdown until the 4th quarter, when quarterback Dave Heyman ran the ball across the goal line. By then the score was 26-6, and the Bonecrushers, who weren t really at their usual intensity even at the start of the game, started showing their emotions and giving up yards to personal fouls and unsportsman-like penalties. As hard as they tried, the 3rd Marines team couldn t crush K-Bay Raiders overcome AMR Titans See BOXING,C-3 See 1/3, C-3 the game, followed by a 1-point run in, finishing the half During the third quarter, the ball changed possession multiple times, but neither team had the opportunity to score. With one quarter left, the Raiders were determined to block any chance of the Titans scoring. They kept their defense tight and looked for any opening to score again. With a last-minute interception, Hillard ran the ball back up the sideline to score the final touchdown with only two seconds left in the game, the final score The Raiders season record now stands at 7-0. Their final game against Hickam will either make or break a perfect season. According to the Raiders coach, they will end the season undefeated. Sgt. Allan J. Grdovich Sgt. Jennifer Driggers misses with a left hook aimed at Head Coach Master Sgt. Robert J. Michaels.

16 C-2 November 15, 2002 HAWAII MARINE Debbie Robbins MCCS Public Relations MCB Hawaii to Host 5th Annual Turkey Trot If you think that a delicious dinner and sound sleep are what define the Thanksgiving season, you must have forgotten about the 1st Radio Bn. s 5th Annual Turkey Trot, Nov. 23 at 8 a.m. The event is a combined 10K race and a one-mile Family Fun Run aboard MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, which will give you a chance to burn off the calories that will accompany your Thanksgiving feast. The entry fee is only $15 for the Turkey Trot (includes a free T-shirt) and the Family Fun Run is free for both adults and children. Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall competitors, along with 1st place awards going to the individual division winners. In addition to all of the fun, 50 lucky entrants will walk away with a complimentary Thanksgiving turkey, compliments of Safeway. Refreshments will also be available. Information packets will be available for pick-up at the Semper Fit Center, B ASE Bldg. 3037, on Nov. 15th and 16th between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, please contact Varsity Sports Coordinator Steve Kalnasy at Paintball Takes Aim Let your inner-predator come out. Spend a day practicing your combat skills with Paintball Hawaii. A tournament is being held Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. aboard MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. There will be a captains meeting at 8 a.m. The cost is $75 for each 3-person team with unlimited rounds included. The field is open Fridays, by appointment only, 1-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sundays, noon - 5 p.m. Private games and birthday parties are welcome. Select Fridays are available for training exercises and unit events. For individual play, the cost is $40 per person and includes all rental equipment and 400 rounds. For unit training, the cost is $20 per person. Players have the option of bringing their own paint or buying it at the field. For more details, contact Paintball Hawaii owner Roland Manahan at 265- S PORTS 4283, or Single Marine and Sailor Program at Fast Pitch Seeks Players Intramural Sports Coordinator Joe Au is seeking command interest in fielding intramural baseball teams for January. This will be a fast-pitch baseball league. Interested military members should contact their sports representative, and the reps should Joe at Rocker Room Rolls with Pigskins Cheer on your favorite NFL football team every Monday night at the Staff NCO Rocker Room s Monday Night Football pigskin and pupu party. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and plenty of free prizes and pupus will keep you and your gang coming back for more. A King and a Queen of the Quarter will be crowned and become eligible to win the regal recliner during Super Bowl Sunday. Bowl Strikes at K-Bay s Lanes Bowling is back, and back with attitude! Monday through Thursday, E-5 and below can bowl for $1.50 per game with free shoe rental at K-Bay Lanes. Bowling leagues for youth, women, intramural and a Wednesday night mixed foursomes are starting. Check out Semper Extreme Bowling Fridays 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.; Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.- 1 a.m.; and Sundays, 6-9 p.m. The K-Bay Lanes also features bumper bowling for keiki, a hearty snack shop, a pro shop and arcade. Birthday and private parties are welcome. For more details, call K-Bay Lanes at SM&SP Offers Discounts Take advantage of the benefits the Single Marine and Sailor Program has to offer. The Kaneohe Klipper has discounted prices for E-5 and below. The greens fee is only $9 for 18 holes and $5 for 9 holes. Plus, club rental is lowered to $5 per set. Two tee times on Saturdays and Sundays are reserved for Single Marine and Sailor Program only. The deadline for the Saturday tee-off is Thursday at 5 p.m., and Sunday s deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. For more details, call Base All Stars NAME: Dalton Hillard AGE: 12 SCHOOL: Mokapu Elementary SPORT: Flag football TEAM: Kaneohe Bay Raiders POSITION: Quarterback Hillard has been playing football for three years now. He began playing in Garden City, New York, where he won the championship. Courtesy of Maj. Ronald Domingue In a recent game, Hillard scored five touchdowns. I love the way you can release your anger and frustrations on the field. Hale Koa Offers Tennis Tournament The Hale Koa Hotel is offering a tennis doubles classic today thru Sunday. There will be a men s and women s division, as well as mixed doubles. Make checks payable to the Hale Koa Hotel and mail them to: D. Conroy, Hale Koa Hotel Tennis 2055 Kalia Road Honolulu, HI Entry forms are available at the POiNT Health Club. Charity Fishing Tournament Scheduled, Today All ages, whether boating or shoreline, are invited to participate in Haleiwa Joe s Charity Fishing Tournament, today thru Sunday, beginning at sunset (about 6 p.m.) Plenty of prizes will be awarded in categories such as largest ulua, largest papio, largest reef and largest game for manini (7 and under), keiki (8 to 12), teens (13 to 17) and adults (18 and over). T-shirts ($13) and banquet tickets ($10) will be available for entries received by the Nov. 13 deadline. (Late entrants will not be guaranteed a T-shirt on the day of the event.) Final weigh-in time will go Sunday from 12-2 p.m. for boaters, and from 2:30-4:30 p.m. for shoreline fishers. Cost is $15 for 12 and under, $25 for teens and $40 for adults. Proceeds benefit Haleiwa Joe s Windward Scholarship Fund. For more details, contact Tim York at C OMMUNITY Family Hike Goes Saturday The Hawaii Trail and Mountain Club challenges novice hikers to tackle a special family hike, courtesy of the Nature Conservancy, Saturday at 8 a.m. A standard favorite, but still a bit of a challenge, this five-mile, intermediatelevel outing will allow hikers to enjoy nature to their heart s content. This new hike loop will skirt cultural sites, the wreck of an old B-24 from World War II and some rare plants. As with all HTMC hikes, bring your own lunch and water, wear sturdy shoes and clothing, and exercise caution. The $2 donation and an additional $5 reservation fee is requested. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Also, trails and lunch sites must be kept litter free, and firearms, pets, radios and other audio devices are prohibited on all hikes. Bellows Hosts Outdoor Recreation Just because summer is over, does not mean you have to be a couch potato. Bellows Recreation (at ) offers plenty of outdoor activities. Learn how to choose the best waves to shoot the curl, as Bellows offers bodyboarding lessons Fridays at 1 p.m. The cost is $12 per person and includes the use of a bodyboard. Learn ocean kayak skills, including deep water recovery, navigation, water safety, and efficient paddling techniques. Classes are every Wednesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. The cost is $14 for adults and includes kayak rental. S PORTS Pay for classes and pick up your life jacket at Equipment Check Out. For more information, call Bellows Recreation at Special Olympics Comes to Oahu Special Olympics Hawaii is delighted to announce that Hickam Air Force Base and MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, will cohost the 2002 Holiday Classic on Dec. 6, 7 and 8. MCB Hawaii will partly provide housing and sports venues for more than 800 Special Olympics athletes from more than 65 delegations throughout Hawaii who have been training and competing locally for the priviledge to compete in the 2002 Special Olympics Hawaii s Holiday Classic. Opening Ceremonies will be held Dec. 6 at Hickam AFB, featuring the traditional Parade of Athletes and the torch lighting ceremony. The evening of Dec. 7, there will be an awards banquet and the Victory Dance aboard K-Bay. Competitions and awards for figure and speed skating will be held at the Ice Palace in Pearl City, Dec. 3. Basketball and bowling competitions will be held on Dec. 5, 6, and 7 aboard K-Bay and Hickam AFB. Special Olympics gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in true olympic-style immediately following the events. The Special Olympics have outgrown most facilities on Oahu and, without the support of our military, we would not be able to open our competitions to every Special Olympics athlete. We are most grateful for this enthusiastic support. Event schedule: Tuesday, Dec. 3 Speed skating competitions: Ice Palace 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 Basketball competitions: Semper Fit Center, K-Bay 12-6:30 p.m. Hickam Gym and Youth Center 12-6 p.m. Bowling competitions: K-Bay Lanes 12-3 p.m. Hickam Lanes 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 Basketball competitions: Semper Fit Center, K-Bay 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hickam Gym and Youth Center (same) Bowling competitions: K-Bay Lanes 8:30-11:30 a.m. Hickam Lanes (same) Sunday, Dec. 8 Basketball competitions: Semper Fit Center, K-Bay 8 a.m. - noon Hickam Gym and Youth Center 8-11 a.m. Bowling competitions: K-Bay Lanes 8:30-11:30 a.m. Hickam Lanes (same)

17 HAWAII MARINE November 15, 2002 C-3 1/3, From C-1 through the 1/3 defensive squad on the ground, and the desperate long bombs down the field resulted in more interceptions than completions. Raiders quarterback Dwayne Adams connected with Jason Gates, Richard Francillo and Jeremy Boyer for motivation-crushing gains through, over and around the Bone Crusher defense. Near the end of the third quarter, the Bone Crushers were displaying even less intensity and drive, and the Raiders capitalized. After getting nowhere with the running game, Bone Crushers quarterback Dave Heyman threw an interception to Raider safety Marvin Jones, and the Raiders turned the drive into six points. The Bone Crushers scored once more in the fourth, and the game ended Ball Control Offense, were the three words head coach Ashley Britt used to describe how his Raiders dominated the Bone Crushers for the entire game. There is a lot of motivation on this team, and we ve had a lot of great practices. We ll be ready to win on Friday. The Raiders face the Bandits of MAG-24 at 6 pm. tonight for the championship at Pop Warner Field. Sgt. Robert Carlson The running game is where both winning teams made their money in the semifinals. Left 1/3 s Richard Francillo breaks the Bone Crushers defense, and Jarold Hager (above) runs past the HQBN defenders. MAG-24, From C-1 Christian Gonzalez and even quarterback Ron Bradbury, brought the score at halftime to A Degennaro to Brian Whitt pass scored HQBN their only six points in the half. The Warriors failed to muster any momentum after their first touchdown of the night, and continued to let the Bandit defense meddle with their backfield. More amazing than the fact that the MAG-24 defense kept getting through the line, was that Degennaro kept getting back up off of the turf. The beating that MAG-24 dished out made HQBN lose focus and fail to execute the sound fundamentals that had got them to the semifinals. More than one time out was wasted because there weren t enough Warriors on the field. The Bone Crushers of HQ, 3rd Marine Regiment handed MAG-24 their only defeat of the regular season, and most of the Bandits said they hoped they would have a rematch with the Crushers in the championship game. Instead, MAG-24 is scheduled to play 1st Bn., 3rd Marine Regiment tonight in the first ever MCB Hawaii football league championship. BOXING, From C-1 be competing in, such as the local Golden Gloves, the U.S. National Boxing Championships, and the National Police Athletic League Tournament. About 20 members are expected to be on the team s final roster, including five females led by Sgt. Angelina Summerfield. She has been with the team since 1999 and competes in the 141-pound weight class.. Each one of us here have one thing on our mind, and that s to beat Army, said Sgt. Anthony Little. They have always been that hump we have had trouble getting over.

18 C-6 November 15, 2002 HAWAII MARINE SPORTS AROUND THE CORPS Albany celebrates Corps birthday with football Cpl. Phuong Chau Knights wide receiver Maurice Williams (right), a native of Philadelphia, Pa., cannot fight off the Vikings secondary to snag a pass for his team. Cpl. Nicholas Tremblay MCLB Albany MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. The Marine Corps Logistics Base Systems Command Knights and the Headquarters Battalion Vikings battled it out Tuesday for the MCLB Albany eight-man Tackle Football League championship. Both teams finished regular season play with a record of seven wins and two losses. However, the Vikings dominated the game and shut out the Knights The game started with the Vikings kicking off to the Knights, who were able to get the ball down to the Vikings 20, but couldn t sneak anything past the wall of purple defenders. Things were looking up for the Knights when Teleo Laury, Knights defensive end, covered the ball after the Vikings fumbled it, but again the defense was solid. In the final minutes of the first quarter, Vikings quarterback Herbert Kennedy brought the ball close to the Knights goal line with a 25-yard run. Going into the second quarter, the score was still tied at zero. Six seconds into the quarter, the Vikings capitalized on Kennedy s run when he threw a bullet to Sheldon Watts, Vikings wide receiver, in the end zone for a touchdown. The Vikings pulled ahead with a sixpoint lead after their two-point conversion was denied. The Vikings offense was relentless and Kennedy ran the ball into the Knights end zone for a touchdown four minutes later. The Vikings two-point conversion was again no-good. Scottie Sanders, Knights linebacker, received the Vikings kickoff and fumbled the ball, but the Knights recovered the ball at the 1. The Vikings kept the pressure on the Knights offense and forced them to punt the ball when they could not get a first down. Lady Luck was on the Knights side when the Vikings fumbled the ball and Michael Donaldson, Knights offensive and defensive lineman, recovered the ball on the Vikings 17. But again the Knights felt the wrath of the strong defenders and the Vikings gained possession of the ball. With 2:24 left to go in the first half, the Vikings had a chance to increase their lead when Watts caught a 30-yard pass from Kennedy. But the Knights defense continued to fight and shut down the Vikings offensive charge. With the start of the second half, the Knights looked revived as they took the ball to the 40-yard line after the Vikings kicked-off. The Knights continued their charge and managed to get the ball to the Vikings 34. On the fourth down Alvin Payne, Vikings cornerback, intercepted a pass from Chris Frey, Knights quarterback. Kennedy threw a 40-yard bomb to Watts, who ran it into the end zone for a Vikings touchdown. With the Vikings leading 18-0 going into the fourth quarter. One minute and 33 seconds into the final quarter, the Vikings offense drove the final nail into the Knights coffin when Watts received an 11-yard pass from Kennedy for a touchdown. As the clock wound down, the Knights gave it their all to break the shut-out, but the Vikings defense just said no.

19 HAWAII MARINE November 15, 2002 C-7 Diabetes Awareness Month Low insulin, lack of exercise could cause diabetes Navy Lt. Shauna King Anderson Dept Head Health Promotion Naval Medical Clinic, Pearl Harbor Attention, Americans! Is your lifestyle putting you at risk for the 4th leading cause of death in the United States? Unfortunately, a problem with living in the land of prosperity and technology is that many Americans have become overweight and sedentary. Our fastpaced and stressful lives keep us from exercising and planning meals. Many of our jobs, although stressful, demand very little physical activity. This lifestyle is leading many Americans to the diagnosis of a serious disease called diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is not a new disease. In fact, the Egyptians knew about diabetes over 3,000 years ago. Many of the Pharoahs who were eating rich diets, and mostly sedentary, were discovered to have diabetes. The cure then was to send the Pharaohs to live with peasants for a few months, whose modest diets and active lifestyles proved to be a great remedy. Today, we know a lot more about diabetes, a metabolic disease. When food is eaten, a gland called the pancreas releases insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is necessary to get the sugar or glucose from food, to the cells of the body where it can be used for energy, to keep the body working. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 comprises only about 10 percent of those with diabetes, and it usually develops in children and young adults. Type 1 is caused by a lack of insulin production. This type of diabetes cannot be predicted or prevented by lifestyle. Also, Type 1 diabetics must take injected insulin. Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adults who are over 40, inactive and overweight. Sadly, many overweight and inactive children are now being diagnosed with Type 2. There are other risks for Type 2 which cannot be controlled such as ethnicity and family history of diabetes. Diabetes is more common among African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Many people who are diagnosed with Type 2 are able to better control their diabetes by changing their diet, losing weight and becoming active. Sometimes - even with lifestyle improvements - pills or insulin may be needed to control the glucose or blood sugar. If left uncontrolled, both types of diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure, stroke, amputations, heart attack or death. It is estimated that 15 million Americans have diabetes, but only two thirds of them have been diagnosed. Could you be susceptible to getting diabetes? Are you overweight, inactive, have high triglycerides, high blood pressure or a family or gestational (pregnancy) history of diabetes? Are you noticing symptoms that could be linked to diabetes: frequent urination, increased thirst, increased hunger, fatigue and poor healing? If yes, to any of these questions, this may be a good time to set up an appointment to see your Primary Care Manager. Your PCM can support you in making lifestyle changes to lose weight and begin exercise, determine if you have diabetes and help you to get control of your glucose to prevent the long-term effects of diabetes. In short, diabetes is a disease that is affecting many Americans, but with lifestyle changes and adherence to medical advice, it can be well managed. Many people with diabetes are leading happy and healthy lives. Get the facts about diabetes. Points of Contact Talk to your Primary Care Manager (your M.D., nurse practitioner or physicians assistant) to see if you are at risk. Naval Medical Clinic, Pearl Harbor also offers a monthly nutrition and weight management class. To reserve a seat for a class at Base Medical Clinic Makalapa, call ; for BMC Kaneohe Bay, call You can also check out the American Diabetes Association online at It s your health. Take control of it.

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