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Friday, January 22, 1982 

Franks honored as 1982 Sailor of Year 

Operations Specialist First Class 
Randy W Franks. 29. head of the 
General Services Branch in Operating 

( Management Service, is Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland's 1982 Sailor 
of the Year 

In a Jan 13 Clinical Assembly 
ceremony in his honor, Petty Officer 
Franks told his many friends and 
coworkers .present 

"I would like to thank all of you for 
being here and sharing this occasion 
with me. Being selected as Sailor of 
the Year is not a result of individual 
effort only. During the past year I 
have received guidance and direc¬ 
tion from many people here at NRMC 
Oakland. It would take me quite 
awhile to name all of them, but even 
without mentioning names, I am sure 
they know who they are. 

"This is my first experience work¬ 
ing with a medical facility, and I've 
learned quite a bit about an aspect of 
the Navy I was previously unaware 
of I would like to believe that I now 
have a more complete understanding 
of the Navy —medical, as well as 

"For you sailors here today. I'd 
just like to tell you to keep doing 
your job to the best of your ability 
and there is really no reason that you 
can't be standing up here next year." 

A selection board under the chair¬ 
manship of LCDR P B Hoggatt and 
comprised of HMCM C R Dackerman. 
HMCS J Price, HMCS N Jenkins. 
QMCS (SS) H Dandridge, HMCS D 
Jackson, MAC E.P Sharp and HMC K 
Thornton reviewed the achievements 
of all the medical center’s Sailors of the 
Month over the past fiscal year before 
ludgmg Franks, who was the June 
1981 top sailor, as the best He will 
also become his command's nominee 
f or the Navywide Shore Sailor of the 
' Year 

Following an introduction of the 
center's Sailors of the Month by the 
Command Master Chief, Mrs. Lesley 
Kopp. representing the NRMC Officers' 
Auxiliary, presented the honoree with a 
$50 check, and Mr. Bud Howe, in 
behalf of Concord's Branch 121, Fleet 
Reserve Association, presented a pla¬ 
que to the year's best enlisted man 

Senior Chief Dandridge passed an 
engraved commendation plaque from 
the command, citing Franks for insight, 
organizational skills, leadership abilities 
and overall sustained professional 

The recipient also received a name 
tag identifying him as Sailor of the 
Year, a $100 U S Savings Bond from 
the Chief Petty Officers' Association; a 
one-year reserved parking space; and 
use of a condominium for a weekend at 
Lake Tahoe, a 96-hour pass, and a 
candlelight dinner for two at the 

Petty Officer Franks has been 
assigned to Oak Knoll for a little more 
than a year He is responsible for 
management of telephone, teletype. 
VHF radio, pagers and mail distribution 
services for the medical center, and has 
been the project officer for rapidly 
cLanghg commumca ion needs He <s 
also the Petty Officer in Charge of the 
OOD and Information Desk 

The trim non-commissioned officer 
has also been active in the First Class 
Petty Officers Association as its Presi¬ 
dent, and as President of the Enlisted 
Mess (Open) Advisory Board 

With more than 11 years' military 
service, he has had duty aboard six 
aircraft carriers —USS ENTERPRISE. 
AND USS NIMITZ —plus six years' ser¬ 
vice in Army Armor units. He is a gradu¬ 
ate of two military technical schools- 

During last week's ceremonies Rear 
Admiral Walter M. Lonergan. NRMC 
Oakland's commanding officer, con¬ 
gratulated Franks and called him "the 
king of kings." 

Petty Officer Franks holds the 
Meritorious Unit Commendation. Sea 
Service Deployment Ribbon, 
Humanitarian Service. Army Commen¬ 
dation, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. 

>HARING THE CELEBRATION —Rear Admiral Walter M. Lonergan, Command- 
•ng Officer chats with OS1 Franks during a reception honoring the 1982 Sailor 
of the Year. 

(More photos. Page 9) 

OS1 Randy Franks 

Army Good Conduct, Vietnam Cam¬ 
paign, Vietnam Service, and National 

Originally from Manchester, Iowa 
where his parents still live, he became a 
policeman and later an industrial 
employee in his home state after his 
Army enlistment before returning to 
the military, this time with the Navy 

He expects to once again receive 
orders to an aircraft carrier about 
November 1982 and hopes one day to 
become, sometime in his career, the 
master chief petty officer of a com¬ 

Franks lives in quarters on base and 
enjoys the sports of softball, bowling, 
basketball and racquetball 

mAmhlf TH # E J? ERE f /, °? IY Franks is briefed on the program by thr 

members of the selection committee (I to r): LCDR Patricia Hoggart, 
Edward Sharp and QMC(SS) Harold Dandridge. 

Our patients write... 

I am a retired Navy person who was 
recently discharged from your facility 
after two months of treatment.. and I 
would like to take this time to thank 
you and all your staff for making a very 
painful time as comfortable as possible. 

I would especially like to commend 
Dr Gabriel and all the nurses, corpsper- 
sons and civilian personnel in Ward 7 
West. They were all wonderful. I would 
also like to thank all the technicians, 
who are too numerous to mention, for 
their high technical skill. 

I am coming along fine, and I have 
your fine facility to thank for it. 

N.W. Cooper 

I was a patient in your hospital 
recently and wish to express my 

appreciation for the outstanding ser¬ 
vices rendered to me during my short 
stay on 7 West The doctors on the 
Gold Team were pleasant and efficient, 
and extended prompt service to me 
and my fellow patients. The nursing 
service on the floor was excellent and 
all concerned were helpful and per¬ 
formed their work in a pleasant and 
"wanting to please" manner 

I am sure that no better care would 
or could be provided by other hospitals 
in the area. 

Please express my thoughts and 
gratitude to those fine doctors, nurses 
and corpsmen who cared for me. 

William C. Bennett 


OAK KNOLL SPECIAL —In 1928 this bus likely carried many "duffers" from the 
downtown area to the then remote Oak Knoll Golf and Country Club, site of the 
present day Naval Regional Medical Center. This photo is one of several 
recently donated to hospital archives by L. P. Meyers of Vallecito, whose 
father, George P. Meyers was the timekeeper and lot salesman at the country 
club more than a half-century ago. 


RAOM W M Lonergan, MC. USN. 
Commanding Officer 

CAPT Joseph P Smyth. MC USN, Director of 
Clinical Services 

COR Frank 0 Fisher. MSC. USN Director of 
Administrative Services 

Editor 8etty Botk 

Photography HM1 Gary Silk 

HM2 David Wm Sheffield 

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Hospital Corpsman—a skate rate? 

"All you corpsmen ever do is skate! You guys never do any work. I wish I had an 
easy job like yours!" We hear those comments every day and put up with endless 
kidding about our "easy" job. I hope to clear up some of the myths about my job and 
just how easy it is at times A machinist's mate once told me that if you didn’t have 
greasy hands you were in a "skate rate." And we all know that corpsmen never get 
their hands dirty 

But just how easy is it being a corpsman? Working around pain, suffering, and. 
many times, death, has never been easy for me. I had been a corpsman for two 
months when a three-year-old boy died in my arms one Christmas eve. He died of 
Tay-Sachs disease; it's incurable and it only affects very young children I was about 
to become a father myself. 

A 38-year-old woman who had undergone several operations to arrest cancer 
lost the battle against that disease on her birthday She left behind a husband and 
five children, the youngest of whom was 18 months Her husband was a Marine 
master sergeant I had pictured all Marines as "towers of strength" incapable of 
showing any emotion When I saw him in tears that day, I realized that the men of our 
toughest fighting outfit were also very human, and that I was ignorant in assuming 
otherwise. I had a lot to learn. 

When I was assigned to the Marines, one of my first duties was on an ambulance 
crew My first run was to the grenade range where a drill instructor and a recruit were 
killed by a hand grenade The scene was the most sickening thing I’ve seen to this 
day There were some very lucky recruits though, because a heroic drill instructor 
gave his life so that they wouldn’t be killed And then there was the recruit who 
ended his life with a rifle bullet through his head, the pilot who ejected out of his 
aircraft when it sent sideways and was skipped like a pebble 300 yards down the 
runway, and the baby who was beaten by his parents because he wouldn't stop cry¬ 
ing He died I could go on but I hope I've made my point 

Many people see us when we are not working. To tell the truth. I'd rather not have 
to work, because when I have to work, one of my shipmates is either sick or injured. 
Even though I have been able to accept it, I have never gotten used to seeing people 
hurt. If a person thinks my job is "skating." why don't they try it 7 Grease and blood 
both wash off, but do you remember the times and circumstances that your hands 
were dirty 7 I can recall every time I've had blood on my hands and even though it 
washes off. it's hard to forget. 

I love my job and I am proud of what I do I put up with ignorant comments every 
day about my job, but to be called "Doc” means the world to me, especially when a 
shipmate would rather see his doc than go to the dispensary 

So if I skate or am out of work, it's your fault. (Keep it that way, please.) But, 
should you decide to bring your business my way, I am ready and waiting to serve 
you —HM2 Mark J. McClellan, USN, USS MOBILE (LKA-115). (Reprinted with 
permission from Navy Medicine.) 

USO grateful for support 

Bay Area United Services Organization, Inc. expresses grateful appreciation to all 
military and federal employees who designated all or part of their 1981 Combined 
Federal Campaign contributions to USO 

Your contributions are especially meaningful during these days of high inflation 
and reductions in other funding sources With the passing of each year, it is more 
and more evident that if USO is to continue, it will be due to contributions by m<»pi~ 
bers of the military and federal employees 

A new service center is opening this month at Oakland International Airport. With 
its openings, it will be the 14th airport USO in the United States. The center will be 
available for the more than 16,000 military personnel and their dependents traveling 
through the Oakland airport each month 

As USO closes out its 40th year of operation, staff and volunteers look forward to 
serving the members of the military and their dependents for another 40 years 

p„dav January 22. 1982 

Page 3 

NRMCO staffers accompany 

Air Force medevacs 
tiny Navy dependent 

Oak Knoll OR staff 
robbed at knifepoint 

A Navy and Air Force team joined 
forces on Jan 10 to fly a critically ill 
iotant, Ins mother sister and brother to 
Connecticut thereby reuniting the 
tjmily of Lieutenant Commander 
Michael 8rennan without endangering 
the baby s life 

When Sean Michael Brennan was 
born 10 weeks ago at the naval 
hospital m Balboa, he was found to 
have multiple congenital anomalies 
Specialists at the University of San 
Diego Medical Center performed two 
surgeries on the infant and believed 
h«n recovered enough to accompany 
Ins mother and siblings to New London, 
Conn , to join his father 

Three weeks later, however, when 
Mrs Kathleen Brennan and her children 
were in transit and stopped by her 
hometown of Atascadero for the holi- 
cjays. the infant once again became 
senously ill From a civilian hospital in 
that city, he was flown to Mt Zion 
Hospital m San Francisco, and subse¬ 
quently transferred to Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland, where he was 
placed in a newborn intensive care unit 

Two days later through coordina¬ 
tion with the 44th Aeromedical 
Evacuation Wing at Travis Air Force 
Base Sean was placed in a portable 
unit t 3 ken by ambulance to Travis and 
flown to New Haven Conn aboard a C- 

9 Nightingale from the 57th Aeromedi¬ 
cal Evacuation Squadron out of Scott 
Air Force Base, III Upon arrival in the 
east, he was admitted to Vale Univer¬ 
sity Medical Center where further 
evaluations will be made 

Accompanying the infant on the 
flight were pediatrician and Navy 
Lieutenant Commander Louis A Papp 
and Navy Nurse Corps Lieutenant 
Maureen Clary, both of the Navy medi¬ 
cal center staff. Mrs Brennan, her 
daughter Darcy, 13, and son Derrick, 7; 
Air Force Flight Nurse Captains Mary 
Gillespie and Mary Ann Creamer; Air¬ 
man First Class Gary Ask, flight atten¬ 
dant. and Air Force medical technicians 
Staff Sergeant Richard Bockelcamp, 
Technical Sergeant Dennis Decorte and 
Sergeant Raul Valdez Piloting the 
plane was Air Force Captain Kenneth 
Moore, with Captain John Verad serv¬ 
ing as copilot 

The infant's father, recently 
transferred from the San Diego area, is 
presently enrolled in a navigation 
school in the east 

In discussing the child's illness and 
the medical evacuation. Mrs Brennan 
said. "We're so thankful that we are a 
military family and that Sean is eligible 
for such good medical care I don't 
know how we could have managed as 
civilians " 

About midnight last Saturday, two 
males disguised in operating green 
scrub suits, face masks, surgical gloves 
and foot gear burst into one of the 
main operating rooms on the fourth 
floor of the mam hospital at Oak Knoll 
Brandishing knives, they took a Navy 
doctor, nurse, and three hospital corps- 
men captive and tied them up for nearly 
two hours while they ransacked drug 
cabinets and offices in the operating 

Approximately 1 5 minutes after the 
thieves left the bound personnel were 
found by another corpsman who hap¬ 
pened on the scene and freed them 

unharmed No surgery was underway 
during the robbery 

Small amounts of drugs, personal 
property and cash were taken and the 
Naval Investigative Service is pursuing 
leads at this writing Any NRMC Oak¬ 
land personnel who believe they may 
have information that may assist the 
investigation and or apprehension of 
the robbers are urged to call Special 
Agent Andy Higgins at Autovon 686- 
4276 or Commercial 869-4276 
The identity of the personnel taken 
captive during the incident is being 
withheld for their personal protection 

Navy selects commodores- 
first since WWII 

The President has approved the 
-ecommendations of the Staff Corps 
selection boards which recommended 
Medical Corps officer Joseph S 
Cassells Dental Corps officer Richard 
G Shaffer, and Lewis E Angelo, Medi¬ 
cal Service Corps, for promotion to the 
permanent grade of commodore 
Other Staff Corps officers named 
were Carl R Webb. Jr, John H Ruehlm 
and Stuart F Platt. Supply Corps, and 
John C Fraser. Jr, Civil Engineer 

Earlier 38 line captains were recom¬ 
mended for promotion to com¬ 
modore—33 unrestricted line officers, 
two aeronautical engineering duty 
officers, two engineering officers and 
one special duty (Public Affairs) officer 
The promotions will be the first to 
the one-star rank since World War II 
The rank of commodore was restored 
by the Defense Officer Personnel Man¬ 
power Act (DOPMA) to bring the Navy 
m line with the other services, all of 
which have a one-star rank Prior to the 
restoration the Navy had divided its 
fwo-star flag officers into "upper" and 
tower half rear admirals "Lower 
half rear admirals will be "grand¬ 
fathered They will retain the uniform 
and title of rear admiral but will be paid 
a commodore (0-7) 

The rank of commodore came from 
Holland In the Dutch Wars of 1652. 
there were not sufficient admirals and 
the Dutch desired to create others 
without calling them Admirals The title 
was brought to England by William III 
The broad command pennant or 
wrgee was used by the Dutch at the 
* ome t,rT> 6 The rank was officially rec- 
ognized by the British in 1806 The 
American Navy used the rank as an 
onorary title in the Revolution — 
Commodore" John Paul Jones, 
Commodore" Esek Hopkins, 
appointed as Commander in Chief " 
Until 1861 all captains in the United 
Navy, commanding or having 
commanded squadrons, were recog- 
ni ' £ * J ,J,J commodores, though never 
c ■>rrim,;stoned as such They wore a 

In 1862, it was established as a fixed 
rank, when in July of that year 1 8 were 
commissioned on the active list and 1 7 
on the retired list The grade was 
abolished in 1899 During World War 
II, the temporary grade of commodore 
was given to some officers both of the 
line and the Staff Corps. President 
Franklin D Roosevelt made the original 
suggestion that the old title be revived 

A captain in the United States Navy 
who commands a flotilla or squadron 
of destroyers is called a "Commodore" 
by courtesy The British Admiralty con¬ 
tinues to make appointments of a small 
number of commodores The broad 
strip of rank is worn by those 
appointed and the "burgee" of a com¬ 
modore is flown 

HM3 Tony Carroll 

HM1 Perry L. Lane 

Lane, Carroll selected top sailors 

Hospital Corpsman First Class Perry 
L Lane and Hospital Corpsman Third 
Class Tony Carroll were selected as 
NRMC Oakland's Sailors of the Month 
for November and December, respec¬ 

Lane, who is Leading Petty Officer 
and student coordinator in Radiology, 
said, "It instills a feeling of pride that 
goes beyond comparison, not only 
being elected, but even being nomi¬ 
nated To take note that the center of 
attention has been focused on you will 

New, tough anti-drug 
policy effective Feb. 1 


pennant distinctive of that rank 

"The illegal use of drugs con¬ 
stitutes a serious breach of discip¬ 
line which undermines the very fiber 
of the combat readiness of our 
Navy," said Admiral Thomas B 
Hayward, Chief of Naval Operations, in 
recently announcing a tough, new anti- 
drug program, adding that drug 
trafficking "directly promotes per¬ 
sonal tragedy, undisciplined conduct 
and substandard performance." 

The Navywide policy, which takes 
effect Feb 1, stresses intolerance of 
illegal drug use Officers and Chief 
Petty Officers involved in drug abuse 
will be processed for separation, 
which can result in a discharge under 
other than honorable circumstances. 
Other enlisted personnel are to be dis¬ 
ciplined and placed in a counseling 
program A second violation will bring 
disciplinary action and separation 
under other than honorable conditions 
A vital aspect of the leadership effort is 
to change the attitude of Navy men and 
women about drugs, to reinforce the 
view that everyone has a responsibility 
for the lives of his or her shipmates 

The NAVOP prohibits the recruit¬ 
ment of persons with any record of 
drug trafficking or dependency into the 
Navy and will identify abusers early in 
the training pipeline to prevent them 
from reaching the fleet, where they 
degrade safety and operational readi¬ 

Navy personnel can expect to see 
greater use of health and welfare 
inspections, random vehicle searches, 
urinalysis testing, undercover agents, 
drug-detecting dogs and exchange of 
information with local law enforcement 
agencies as part of the identification 

The CNO declared. "The United 
States Navy has not only the oppor¬ 
tunity, but also the obligation to take 
the leadership in combatting and con¬ 
trolling illicit drug use in the Navy Many 
of our young people are looking for an 
excuse not to use drugs We can now 
give them that excuse Firm, effective 
leadership, stern discipline and peer 
group pressure can put this problem 
behind us " 

give an individual the strength and 
intentional fortitude to carry on and 
on " 

"I feel that it is an honor to be 
selected as Sailor of the Month,” com¬ 
mented Carroll, microsurgery hand 
technician in Orthopedics. "It's nice to 
know you are appreciated and that 
your work is noticed I feel this honor is 
a great work incentive I would like to 
thank Dr Lichtman. Chief of Service, 
Dr. Schneider, and the Orthopedic staff 
for the opportunity and training " 

Lane's career goal is to achieve as 

(Continued to Page 9) 

Drug detection 
capability up 

In order to improve its ability to 
detect the illegal use of drugs, the Navy 
has purchased a new testing kit, which 
is described by Dr William Pollin, Direc¬ 
tor of the National Institute on Drug 
Abuse as, "The most important recent 
advance in urinalysis of cannabmoids 
for the determination of past use of 
marijuana " 

According to Dr Pollin. the kits will 
provide "the first rapid and accurate 
chemical measure of drug use in mili¬ 
tary populations." 

THC, marijuana's "active ingre¬ 
dient." is fat soluble and remains in the 
body in fatty tissues for long periods of 
time, unlike water-soluble alcohol, 
which washes out of the system over a 
matter of hours. The new kits use a 
chemical reagent to confirm THC pre¬ 
sence and are capable of detecting evi¬ 
dence of marijuana for as long as 7 to 
10 days in some individuals after a 
single use. and up to 3 or 4 weeks after 
a chronic abuser's last use 

Page 4 


Friday, January 22. 1982 

MEMENTO—Captain E. L. Jones (left), Officer in Charge of the Fleet Hospital 
Support Office in Alameda, presents a photo of the fleet hospital prototype to 
Admiral John G. Williams, Jr., Chief of Naval Material, during the latter's 
recent visit to the Bay Area. The visiting admiral was briefed and toured 
warehouses which will be used to receive, assemble and store fleet hospitals 
prior to deployment to worldwide sites. 

(Photo by PH3 Fargo) 

Separation travel entitlement change 

Navy personnel being separated 
from the service must actually travel to 
receive any reimbursement under a 
provision of the Uniformed Service Pay 

Dr. Alex R. Rodriquez, who served a 
psychiatry internship and residency 
at Oak Knoll 1973-76, has been 
appointed to the medical director¬ 
ship of the Civilian Health and Medi¬ 
cal Program of the Uniform Services, 
reporting directly to the Assistant 
Secretary of Defense for Health 
Affairs. According to a recent article 
in Emory College (his alma mater) 
magazine, Dr. Rodriquez is par¬ 
ticularly concerned about how the 
nation's health care system affects 
the elderly, the indigent, and the 
veteran. After his Oakland duty, he 
served at Guantanamo Naval Base in 
Cuba as Chief of Psychiatry, and 
when that tour ended, spent three 
more years in specialized study as a 
fellow at the University of California 
Medical Center and at Naval Medical 
Center, Camp Pendleton. He was 
selected to become a White House 
Fellow and during that fellowship 
which ended last September, served 
as special assistant to the secretary 
of the Department of Health and 
Human Services. 

Act of 1981. which became effective 
Nov 1. 

In the past, servicemembers being 
separated or retired could claim reim¬ 
bursement for transportation between 
their last duty station and their home of 
record or place of entry into active duty 
service, whichever was further, with¬ 
out actually making the trip. 

The new law divides separatees into 
Groups "A" and "B" Group "A” mem¬ 
bers are those who have completed 90 
percent of their initial active duty com¬ 
mitment and are separated honorably, 
personnel receiving hardship or medi¬ 
cal discharges, and members retiring or 
being placed on the temporary dis¬ 
ability retired list. They and their depen¬ 
dents remain entitled to the current 
monetary allowance in lieu of transpor¬ 
tation and per diem rates for the dis¬ 
tance they actually travel This may not 
exceed mileage and authorized travel 
time to the servicemember’s home of 
record or place of entry on active duty 

Group “B" members, those who 
have been honorably separated but 
completed less than 90 percent of their 
initial commitment and those dis¬ 
charged under other than honorable 
conditions, are only entitled to 
transportation in kind by the least 
expensive common carrier or a mone¬ 
tary allowance not to exceed the cost 
of that ticket 

Members retiring, being placed on 
the temporary disability retired list, or 
transferred to the fleet reserve are eligi¬ 
ble for advance travel payments for 
themselves and their dependents, but 
must actually perform the travel for 
which they are paid 

Questions about travel entitlements 
should be addressed to your local 
PASS or Disbursing Office 

Career protection for Feds 
joining spouses overseas 

The Director of the U S Office of 
Personnel Management. Donakf J 
Devine, has approved changes which 
will protect the careers of Federal 
employees who leave their jobs to 
accompany military or Federal civilian 
employee spouses on overseas assign¬ 

In making the changes. Director 
Devine said, "We believe it is in the 
interest of the Federal Government to 
encourage both employee mobility and 
family cohesion wherever possible We 
therefore, plan a number of improve¬ 
ments in our employment policies 
affecting spouses of U S civilian and 
military employees. The change we are 
announcing will allow Federal 
employees who accompany military or 
civilian sponsors overseas to resume 
their Federal careers without penalty on 
their return to the United States " 

Announced in a Federal Personnel 
Manual Bulletin, the change will permit 
career-conditional employees to 
extend their reinstatement eligibility for 
Federal employment by the amount of 
time spent overseas with a family 

Staff officer's son 
dies in auto crash 

Memorial services were held Dec 1 7 
in St. Luke’s Chapel at Oak Knoll for 
Navy Airman Apprentice Anthony S 
Bielawski, 19, son of Lieutenant Com¬ 
mander Jerome J Bielawski of the 
medical center staff and his wife 

Anthony Bielawski 

The young airman was killed in a 
motor vehicle accident near Memphis, 
Tenn.. Dec 11 He entered the Navy 
April 17, 1981, and at the time of his 
death was a student at an aviation 
electronic school near Memphis 

In addition to his parents, he is sur¬ 
vived by his two sisters. Teresa Ann 
and Christine Cecilia and a brother 
Mark Steven, all of Fremont, grand¬ 
mother, Annie Herbein of Boyertown 
Pa., grandfather. Morris Dierolf. also of 
Boyertown, and uncle and godfather. 
William A Bielawski of Reading, Pa 

Funeral services were held Dec 18 

at the Chapel of Chimes in Hayward 

Dr. King remembered 

Naval Regional Medical Center Oak 
land sponsored a memorial service for 
Dr Martin Luther King. Jr. in the Clini¬ 
cal Assembly on Jan 15, the date that 
would have been his 53rd birthday 
The distinguished American leader 
was assassinated April 4, 1968 
Several military and civilian staff 
members attended the program, which 
was arranged by the Equal Employment 
Opportunity staff 

member on official assignment 

Formerly, such employees had only 
three years following separation to be 
reinstated With many overseas tours 
of duty lasting more than three years, 
they had the difficult choice of either 
remaining home alone to continue their 
Federal careers, or losing their 
reinstatement eligibility 

Civilian jobs open 

Civilian medical clerks are needed at 
both the NAS Alameda and Naval Sup¬ 
ply Center Oakland clinics of Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland, and 
clerk-typists are needed throughout 
the command 

Applications will be accepted 
through Monday (Jan 25) for the two 
GS-4 medical clerk positions at 
Alameda and the supply center, while 
the announcement for Clerk-Typist and 
Medical Clerk (Typing) GS-3 positions 
will not close until July 12 

Detailed information on any of these 
positions may be obtained from Civi'ian 
Personnel Service. Ext 2116 

IRS ups 
interest rate 

April 15 has long been a date to 
remember—and a deadline to react to 
But beginning in 1982 it may have an 
even greater affect on some taxpayers. 

The Internal Revenue Service has 
announced that, effective Feb 1, the 
annual interest rate for federal income 
tax underpayments and overpayments 
will increase from 12 percent to 20 

The change can work both ways, of * , 
course Persons owing taxes will be 
charged 20 percent interest for any 
period payment is overdue On the 
other hand, the person whose with¬ 
holding was too generous will be paid 
20 percent interest on money Uncle 
Sam must return. 

Provisions for the rate change are 
contained in the Economic Recovery 
Tax Act of 1981 The law stipulates 
that the rate will be set each Oct. 15 
and will be based on 100 percent of 
the average prime interest rate for the 
preceding month 

Under prior law, the rate was set 
every two years and was based on 90 
percent of the prime rate 

Uniform update 

Effective March 1, 1982, the wear¬ 
ing of the blue utility caps and or blue 
ball caps issued for wear with dungaree 
or utility uniforms is discontinued. 

For men. the standard white hat. and 
for women, the blue garrison cap, will 
be worn with dungarees or utility 
uniforms at all times ashore, outside 
unit or working areas, on board naval 
bases or naval stations 

Commands (unit identity) ball caps 
are authorized for wear within unit pre¬ 
mises or working areas 


Page 5 

pirfa v. January 22. 1982 

Reso/utions for a secure Ne w Year 

I thought my locker was locked. My 
whole paycheck was in there. What 
am I gonna do? 

i | 

I thought someone would stay in the 
office while I went to get a coke and 
shoot the breeze... 

i8 n't fairl 

By MAC Edward Sharp 

1 I will protect my valuables because my own hard and diligent work has provided 
me with my rent money, car payment, credit cards, telephone bill, radios, tape-play¬ 
ers, etc. 

2 I will not become a statistic as did some 134 victims of theft who lost an 
average of about $75 each ($10,050 total) last year 

3 I will help my shipmates, both military and civilian, and my patients in protecting 
their property by bringing to their attention any mistake they may make in the proper 
safeguarding of their valuables. 

4 I will be observant and report to proper authority any suspicious activity or per¬ 
sons within my view and in an area under my authority. 

(Note The accompanying photos point out situations found on just one day 
within the hospital. All these people did not lose their valuables. They were lucky 
Names have been deleted to protect the embarrassed.) 

Holiday payday for a thief. 

Hmm... I wonder how they got into knew I had $300 in my bedstand... I 
my locker... thought. 


I ALWAYS leave my purse there. 
Nobody has taken anything before. 

The coffee mess funds were stolen. 
Now everybody has to chip in $5 to 
get started again! 

I thought it would be a safe place. I 
was only gone 10 minutes or so... 

Hello, Security? Someone stole the 
radio out of my office! 

Page 6 


RETIRES —Shortly before the holi¬ 
days Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman 
Jerry Price, whose last duty was 
with Military Manpower Service, 
tried to quietly retire without fan¬ 
fare. The word got out, however, and 
the Admiral's office was packed wth 
Jerry's many military and civilian 
friends who dropped by to see him 
presented a letter of commendation. 
The affable senior chief is reportedly 
taking life easy in San Jose these 
days after 24 years in the Navy. 

Clinic clerk retires 

Lucille Showaker, OB'GYN Clinic 
clerk, retired from civil service on Dec. 
11 after 1 5 years' service. 

Over 45 fellow workers attended a 
surprise farewell luncheon in her behalf 
at the Officers' Club a couple of weeks 

Captain Charles M. Scott, Chair¬ 
man, Obstetrics and Gynecology, pre¬ 
sented her with a gold chain necklace, 
a farewell gift from her many Oak Knoll 



LTJG Robert Hoffner, Disaster Pre¬ 
paredness Office, now transferred. 


Ms Erlinda Guzman, Nursing Ser¬ 


HM2 Richard Rudowski, Laboratory, 
Master of Arts in Human Resources 
Management from Pepperdine Univer¬ 


HMCS Jerry Price, now retired 
CAPT Mario Schwabe, transferred 
DTC Arthur Lannan, transferred. 

Mr Frederick Sinopoli, Radiology 

LCDR Karl Mendenhall, transferred 
HM2 Francis Girotti, ENT Clinic. 
LCDR Earl Martin, transferred. 

HM3 Jon Junker, Clinical Investiga¬ 
tions Center. 

HM2 Donald Pierron, Laboratory. 


HM3 Terry Kapturowski and HM2 
Glen Lounsbury. 

CDR James Schneider, MC, Hand 

LCDR Robert Murphy, MC, Hand 


LT McKown, MC, Pediatrics. 
LCDR Charlotte Alexander, MC, 

(15 YEARS) 

Annie Carmans, Supply 
Brenda Green, Laundry 
Ida Jackson, Food Management. 
Margaret Eddie, Pharmacy (CSR). 
Lenora Brady, Nursing Service 
Robert Glenn, Laundry 

SMC Edward Tilton 
HMCS Andrew Latigue. 

Comings and Goings 

"Fair winds and following seas” 
to the following personnel who have 
recently departed this command 

LCDR Mary Maxson, NC, to 

LCDR Walter Marolf, MSC, to 

LCDR Early Martin, MSC, to Long 

LCDR Karl Mendenhall, MSC to 

LTJG Robert Hoffner, to USS 
RANGER (CV 61). 

LTJG Lesa Marks NC, resigned. 

LT Katherine Geyer, NC, released 
from active duty 

LT Stephen Guliner, to Groton, 

LT Cynthia McGrane, released from 
active duty 

LT William McKown. MC, to 

CAPT Mario Schwabe, MC, to 
NNMC Bethesda 

LT Steven Hart, released from active 

HMCS Jerry Price, retired 

HMC Britton Gladden to 1ST FSSG, 
Camp Pendleton 

HN Perry Lutke to 3RD FSSG, 
FMFPAC, Okinawa. 

HM3 Jennifer Behrens to NSHS San 

HM3 Debra Ebright to San Diego 

HM3 Mark Faville, to 3RD FSSG. 
FMFPAC Okinawa. 

DTC Arthur Lannan to USS PRO- 
BEUS, (AS-19) 

HM3 Phil Tevlin to Fort Sam 
Houston. Texas 

HM2 Cesar Ortega, released from 
active duty 

HN Thomas McConnell to 1ST 
FSSG, Camp Pendleton. 

HN James Dunn to 1ST FSSG, 
Camp Pendleton. 

HM2 Stephen Boone to NRMC 

HM3 Rebecca Lind, released from 
active duty 

HM3 Michael Tuirk, released from 
active duty. 

HM3 Kim Broomall to Rota, Spain 

HM3 Veronica Castro to NRMC 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

HM2 James Pfiefer to USS RANGER 

HN Tofutu Faaleava, 1ST FSSG, 
Camp Pendleton 

HN Laredo Bois to Pensacola, Fla 

HN Shelley Curtis to Pensacola, Fla 

HM2 Frank Diaz to Pensacola, Fla. 

HM2 Robert Lyons, released from 
active duty 

HR Gregg Zanella to Pensacola, Fla 

HM3 Earl Thompson to Denver 
(Lowry Air Force Base). 

HM3 Teofilo Geron to Concord 
Naval Weapons Station 

HN Darrell Draughon to NNMC 

DT3 Augusto Sosa to USS 

HM3 Matthew Mooney, released 
from active duty 

HN Daniel Vonlogh. released from 
active duty. 

HM3 Raymond Donaghy to Fort 
Sam Houston. 

HM3 Diane Vroman to NRMC Seat¬ 

HM2 Linda Greene to Pensacola, Fla 

HN Cheryl Valeriano to Portsmouth. 

• • • 

"Welcome aboard" to newly 


HM3 Caroline Lynch, Nursing Ser¬ 

THE WAY HE WAS—The year was 
1957 and this Hospital Corpsman 
Second Class was on shore leave in 
Kamakura, Japan, off his ship, USS 
TICONDEROGA (CVA-14). Today he 
is a senior medical officer on the Oak 
Knoll staff. Look for the answer next 

VA benefits require 
more active duty 

Due to recent changes in the law, 24 
months of continuous active duty ser¬ 
vice is now required before an 
individual is entitled to VA benefits for 
which a period of active service is a 

Benefits affected by these changes 
include VA home loans and loans for 
mobile homes and condominiums. 

The 24 month requirement does not 
apply to those who receive a disability 
or hardship discharge. All enlisted per¬ 
sonnel who enlisted after Sept. 7, 
1980, and officers who began their 
active duty after Oct. 16, 1981 are 
affected by these changes. 

HM3 Lonenda Lanagan. Nursing 

HR Lee Ann McLennan, Nursing Ser¬ 

CDR Judith Dault, Nursing Service. 

HM3 Deborah Bishop, Nursing Ser¬ 

LCDR Linda McMahon, Nursing Ser¬ 

HN Kathleen Grimm. Nursing Ser¬ 

HR Renato Flones, Nursing Service. 

HM3 Leo Barrameda, Nursing Ser¬ 

HN Thomas Bliss, Main Operating 

HN Charpong Phuranatnaranubala, 
Nursing Service 

HM2 Paul Buckholz, OR School 

HA Joseph Hatyenikolis, Nursing 

HA Hyron McCullough, Nursing Ser¬ 

LTJG Michael Watkins. Nursing Ser¬ 

ENS Karin Lundgren, Nursing Ser¬ 

HR Rick Elliott, Nursing Service. 

HM3 Joseph Abbott, Nursing Ser¬ 

HM3 Regina Abiva, Laboratory Ser¬ 

HN Ellen Vaughn, Nursing Service 

MM3 Robert Rathbone. Operating 

HMC Michael Larkin. Military Man¬ 
power Service. 

HMC Steven Putter. PMT School 

HM3 David Weiler, Laboratory Ser¬ 

HMCS Connie Graves. Patient 

_ Friday, January >982 


Recent newlyweds are Hospital Cor¬ 
psman Second Class Greg Leavitt, Dis¬ 
cipline Petty Officer in Operating 
Management, and Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class Bonita Ela, until recently an 
area coordinator on the 9th Deck. 

Both corpsmen were stationed at 
Oak Knoll for approximately two years. 
The new Mrs Leavitt has been 
transferred to Naval Station Norfolk. 

The couple married Christmas Eve in 
New Hampshire at the home of the 
bride's parents. 

Reserve dependents 
get shopping days 

Eligible dependents of reserve com¬ 
ponent members who participate in 
regularly scheduled inactive duty train¬ 
ing have been authorized use of their 
sponsors' exchange privileges by the 
House Armed Services Committee The 
change permits dependents one day of 
exchange shopping for each day of the 
sponsor's inactive duty training in pay 

The dependent must present the 
sponsor's leave and earning statement 
(LES) or a letter of authorization issued 
by the reserve component organization 
and must possess a driver's license or 
other credentials that verify the depen¬ 
dent relationship 

According to exchange officials, 
dependents who special order 
merchandise, purchase on a layaway 
basis or leave merchandise for repair 
will be permitted to complete the tran¬ 
saction on another day without having 
that day charged against the days they 
are entitled to shop. 

The new provisions apply to all mili¬ 
tary exchange systems 



LT Janet Cooper, Mam Operating 

HN Louis Savoie, Nursing Service 
HR Allen Marshall. Nursing Service 
LT Michelle Tanner, Nursing Service. 
HM2 Stephen Foster. Nuclear 

HM3 Carl Kjonaas, Nursing Service 
LT Mary Schetter. Nursing Service. 
HM1 Charles Pearce. Patient Affairs 
LT Marlys Tuftin, Nursing Service. 
HA Charles Stephanski, Nursing 

LTJG Aurelia Coultherst, Nursing 

ENS Roger Cagle, Nursing Service 
HN Thornton Jones. Nursing Ser¬ 

HN James Coleman. Main Operating 

LCDR Laurence Parr. MSC. Nuclear 

DN John Halliburton, Dental 
LT Stephen Lindsey, Nursing Ser¬ 

LTJG Kevin Marty, Nursing Service 
HR Sharon Hine, Nursing Service 
HA Catherine Reinhart. Military Man¬ 

HN Robin McDaniel, Nursing Service 
LT Dennis Jordan. Nursing Service 
LT Luisa Herreira, Nursing Service 
LCDR Harald J Aanmg MC. Surg- 

LT Mary Schetter, Nursing Service 
LT Janet Cooper. Nursing Service 
ENS Karen Chapman. Clinical Clerk 
ENS Peter Weimerskirch. Clinical 

ENS Elaine Copeland. Clinical Clerk 
2nd LT James Laurenzano. Clinical 

liinuary 22. 1982 


Pag® 7 

£V^' EMPLOYEE — Richard Kempton. new library technician at Oak Knoll. 
Bists HN Cheryl Valeriano in selecting a best seller from the General Library's 
^collection. Kempton formerly worked in the UC Santa Barbara Library 
ooks phonograph records and periodicals may be checked out of the General 
krary »n Bldg. 101 by military and civilian personnel and retired military per- 
^ Hours are from 8 a m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p m.. Monday through Thurs- 
IV 8 3.m to 4.30 p m Friday. A ward cart service is also provided to hospital 


Hazel Harlow ends career 

Hazel Harlow, a popular employee of 
Civilian Personnel Service for more 
than 15 years, retired from federal ser¬ 
vice Inst Friday with a total of 23 years 
with Uncle Sam 

(I) plan to stay at home and love it. 
she told a tellow employee, but we also 
learned that Hazel will be installed as 
the head state officer of a national 
charitable organization known as the 
Royal Order of Cantas' on Jan 30 in 
ceremonies at the Emeryville Holiday 

The organization provides funding 
tor guide dogs for the blind. Medic 
Alert bracelets, dentures and hearing 
aids for the needy, scholarships for 
nurses tapes tor the blind —and, this 
year under Hazel's supervision—a free, 
volunteer instructional program in read¬ 
ing, typing, etc for handicapped youth 
Mrs Harlow reported to Oak Knoll 
on Oct 16 1966 after several years of 
employment at the San Francisco Bay 
Naval Shipyard 

Hazel Harlow 


Safety tips for happy travel 

By Ruby Sparks 

Dunng this coming year, many of 
au <*. 1 1 be traveling both at home and 
hrc3d T he following helpful safety 
ps ,v si enable you to have pleasant 
nd uneventful journeys 
Hive leaving... 

• £>ve a trusted person a copy of 
toritnerary so you can be reached in 
ise of an emergency 

t Obtain traveler's checks, and be 
ur« tc record the check numbers and 
mounts as you cash them 

• Don t overpack your bags 

f traveling in your own car... 

• Be aware that your out-of-town 
cense plates may attract thieves 

• Remove all luggage when you 
*a»e the vehicle 

• if you must leave your ignition key 
I the car. don't leave your home key 
*th it 

• Patronize only reputable hotels 
and restaurants, and avoid hotel pag¬ 

• Don't establish a pattern of routes 
m daily activities. 

• Know how to contact police, and 
report suspicious incidents 

• Avoid civil disturbances and areas 
known as "tourist traps " 

• Use vehicles most common to the 
country Travel in numbers when possi¬ 
ble and not in remote areas 

• If you don't know the language, 
learn phrases such as "I need a doc¬ 
tor ” Know how to use the pay 
telephones, and carry change 

• Refuse to meet with strangers in 
unknown or remote locations 

NES — courtesy of NAVSEACEN- 

't the airport... 

• ^tep your tickets in a safe place 
t'd your valuables with you 

• Use only authorized skycaps. 

• Watch your belongings as they 
n»er and leave the metal detectors 
Yhile m transit... 

• Use only recognized taxi services, 
n b try to determine your fare 

• On buses or subways, sit or stand 
fcse to other passengers, the driver or 
•te conductor 

• to general stay in well-lighted, 
tabulated places when awaiting 

If your destination. ,. 

• Use all locking devices in 

and know your escape rout 
**** of fire or other emergencies 

• Be sure of a visitor's ide 
* - e opening the door Open the 
^ the chain lock secured to v 

cslier s identity or use the 

• Use streets that are well-tr; 

the most direct route 
vou r wallet in a front 
_ tt'an in a back pocket oi 
a taodbag with an arm tl 

traveling abroad. ,. 

f Uon t publicize your travel 
tcn*r, J ° let someon e know 

• Don i use baggage tags tha 
tmpiyyec s name or logo 

1 e * h,b,t * ar 9 e a™ou 

L* A °°"' sll, be discreet I 
profit " 


NEW ON STAFF —Dr. Anton Zik- 
mund joined the Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland staff on 
Dec. 28. A retired Navy Medical 
Corps officer, the physician is serv¬ 
ing part time in the Primary Care 
Clinic. He maintains a private prac¬ 
tice and has also been serving as an 
Industrial Medical Officer at NAS 
Alameda. Dr. Zikmund received his 
M. D from Loyola University School 
of Medicine and is board certified in 
internal medicine. He was Chief of 
Medicine at Bethesda from 1953 to 

Q —I was honorably discharged 
from the Army after serving four years, 
part of which was in Vietnam Can I use 
my entitlement for a home loan and go 
to school under the Gl Bill at the same 

A —There is no restriction on receiv¬ 
ing both of the benefits at the same 

• e e 

Q —I have been receiving VA outpa¬ 
tient care for a service-connected dis¬ 
ability Will the outpatient treatment 
reports be sent to the rating board for 
re-evaluation of my disability? 

A—Generally, the veteran or his 
representative must request that *he 
outpatient treatment reports be 
reviewed by the rating board for possi¬ 
ble re-evaluation of the disability 

• « • 

Q —When are dividends paid on par¬ 
ticipating National Service Life 
Insurance policies? 

A —Dividends are normally paid on 
the anniversary date of the insurance 

Q —What is the maximum amount I 
can borrow on a Veterans Administra¬ 
tion guaranteed home loan? 

A —There is no legal maximum The 
VA will guarantee 60 of the loan or 
$27,500. whichever is less The total 
amount of the loan is determined by 
the policy of your lending institution 
and by your ability to repay the loan 

e e e 

Q —When I apply for Veterans 
Administration benefits, what must I 
bring with me? 

A —Recently discharged veterans 
must present carbon copy number four 
of their discharge certificate This 
assures prompt processing of benefit 

# e e 

Q —My husband is a 100 disabled 
veteran, but his disability is not service 
connected Are we entitled to armed 
forces commissary and exchange pri¬ 

A —No Only 100 service con¬ 
nected disabled veterans and their sur¬ 
vivors are eligible for these priveleges 

• • • 

Q—I've just been released from the 
service Will the government help me 
get a |ob? 

A —Assistance is available in finding 
employment in private industry in 
federal service and in local government 
Contact your local or state employment 
service, the U S Office of Personnel 
Management or the nearest Veterans 
Administration office 

• • e 

Q —I was in Vietnam and believe I 
came in contact with Agent Orange 

Will the Veterans Administration 
examine me for possible exposure? 

A —Yes All Vietnam veterans can 
receive a physical examination at the 

nearest VA medical center 

• • • 

Q — Are Veterans Administration 
benefits subject to taxation? 

A —Almost all veterans benefits are 
non-taxable However there are two 
exceptions One is interest paid on 
accrued Gl insurance dividends left on 
deposit The other is death settlement 



4/eginn«ri should get" 

expert instruction <,<=» 

s ore that all 

^'eejuipment is properly 

fitted, adjusted, and 
maintained «»<» «> 0 , 
(Wear warm, close- 
fitting doth ingoo< 

-for further information 
about skiing Safety; write' 
U S. Consumer Product 
, , Safety Commission 
Washington, D C 20207 
or call toll-free 
Maryland residents only 

call 800-492-2937 

Page 8 


Friday. January 22, 19i 

PRESENTATION —Mrs. Lesley Kopp (right) presents a $120 check in behalf of 
the NRMC Officers' Auxiliary to Captain Harold M. Koenig, Chairman of 
Pediatrics, to use for supplies in the children's ward in support of the Child Life 
Program. Witnessing the presentation was Ms. Sheri Szeles. Child Life intern 
from Mills College. The $120 was realized from the sale of handmade puppets 
at the auxiliary's November bazaar. 

Request by mail 

PHS medical records 
for former patients 

Former patients (including active 
duty and retired service members and 
their dependents) of Public Health Ser¬ 
vice (PHS) hospitals and clinics that 
have been closed may obtain their 
medical records from Director, PHS 
Data Center 10000 Aerospace Road, 
Warehouse No 1, Lanham. MD 20706 

Medical records 250 pages or less in 
length are free. There is a charge of 10 
cents per page over 250 pages. 

All Public Health Service medical 
facilities were closed or converted to 
community operation in the period 
Sept. 30 to Dec 1. 1981 by mandate 
of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation 
Act of 1981 

Patients of PHS hospitals and clinics 
that were not closed but converted to 
community operation may still obtain 
their records from those facilities 
Since these facilities don't have new 
names yet, requests for medical 
records may be addressed to the 
Former PHS Hospital or Clinic Follow¬ 
ing is a list 


US Public Health Service Hospital 
3100 Wyman Park Drive 
Baltimore, MD 21211 

US Public Health Service Hospital 
77 Warren Street 
Boston. MA 02135 

US Public Health Service Hospital 
2050 Space Park Drive 

Nassau Bay, TX 77058 

US Public Health Service Hospital 
1131 14th Avenue. South 
Seattle. WA 98144 

US Public Health Service Hospital 
Bay Street and Vanderbilt Avenue 
Staten Island. NY 10304 


US Public Health Service Outpatient 

331 Veranda Street 
Portland, ME 04103 

US Public Health Service Outpatient 

New Post Office Building 

West 3rd St and Prospect Avenue 

Cleveland. OH 44114 

PHS reports a significant number of 
patients handled at these facilities were 
military and their dependents, since 
PHS hospitals and clinics were 
Uniformed Services medical facilities 
Congress is considering a proposed 
amendment to the Military Procure¬ 
ment Bill which would designate the 
converted hospitals and clinics as 
Uniformed Services facilities for a 
minimum of three years If the 
amended bill passes, former PHS medi¬ 
cal facilities converted to community 
operation would be authorized to again 
provide medical services to active duty 
and retired service members and their 

X-ray case of the week 

Diagnosis: Eisenmenger's 
Syndrome associated with a 

RAD PA and LAT films 
showed cardiomegaly, enlarged 
calcified pulmonary trunk and left 
pulmonary artery, and prominent 
central arteries 

A calcified pulmonary artery is 
highly suggestive of pulmonary 

A number of the answers sug- 
gested pulmonary valvular 
stenosis However, Eisen- 
menger's was not included 


A quiC* look 

at recent hawR*' ( .»"• 


_—--—- -—- 

Penicillin-resistant gonorrhea is on the increase in the U S according to t j 
Centers for Disease Control The sharp rise in incidence has prompted the CDC 
recommend strongly that a test for resistence be routinely run on all gonorrf. 
patients throughout the country Even worse, the first gonorrhea infection res 
tant to both penicillin and spectinomycin. the drug commonly used to treat t 
penicillin-resistant variety, has been found in California, i he infection, import! 
from the Philippines, was successfully treated with tetracycline But the airman *1 
contracted the disease was lucky Tetracycline has a failure rate of 20 to 25 perce 
against penicillin-resistant VD 

Those video display terminals (VDT) of word processors and other electron .i 
marvels have caused a lot of people to fret about their effect on life and hm 

The Food and Orug Administration Bureau of Radiological Health reported thl 
ihetr testing generally agreed with those of earlier studies done by the Nation 
inspiu'e for Occupational Safety and Health and other organizations here a: 
abroad The consensus of the studie . >s that VDTs emit little or no harmful rad: it 
under normal operating condition •>, me emissions that are detectable are well bek 
my existing national and international standards Fiuorescer ' lamps fore*amp 
.•ini' more visiblaand ultraviolet light Space heaters give off more infrared radiant < 
wit i no known ill effects And VDTs emit less x-irradiation than TV sets " The ce¬ 
ment, and investigation were triggered in part by allegations of cataract: and bt 
defects among VDT users ai newspapers 

A Metropolitan Life Insurance study has found that one sure way to live long I 

is to be an orchestra conductor Researchers followed 437 male conductors frc i 
1966 to 1975 As a group their death rate was only 62 percent that of the to , 
population and 38 below their specific age group Surprisingly the age group wh* 1 
is assumed to be most affected by mounting professional responsibilities 50 to 5 
had the lowest mortality rate among the conductors—56 percent lower than th* 
nonconducting contemporaries But the rank and file of the orchestra and ente 
tamers in general have a much higher death rate than the overall population ) 

t « * 

Persons who feel trapped in their jobs, who have little opportunity to maf i 

decisions, little latitude in making their personal schedules on the job and find r 
pace hectic run a high risk of contracting coronary heart disease and uffer | | 
increased risk of cardiovascular disease This report published >n the American Jon 
nal of Public Health of a dudy conducted in Sweden also found a high incidence 4 
heart attack on blue Monday People in higher levels of management frequently ha 
a lower rate of coronary heart disease because they have a greater degree of c 4- 
MOn-makmg which allows them to moderate the factors which might cause stre$ i r 
Coronary heart disease is. of course present on the executive level, but it 
rife in lower-status |obs 

9 9 a 

Those bright yellows and golden halos around bright objects m the paintm- 
of Vincent Van Gogh were his private vision, but did the vision come from tf 
bottle y Writing >n the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a stL . 
dent at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine speculates that as 
confirmed Absinthe drinker Van Gogh would have been subject to haltucmatfOi 
both auditory and visual Absinthe, bv the wav was outlawed in France m 191 5 ai 
m the United States in 1912 

Baby Louise, the first known test tube babv" who was born m England seeing | 
to symbolize new hope to those women who because of Fallopian tube malfuncti- 
cannot conceive But m a report issued bv the National Institute of He ath Betties J 
VId the technique is judged to be largely a failure The problem - that the 
fertilized m tne test tube grows properly for only 24 hour- Thereaber the rate* 1 
growth slows considerably behind tha' a normally fertilized embryo This slow 
irowth rate prevents the normal development of all bu» j r:.< re few _i* t ie imp'anfl 
Hir.bryos The failures have numbered in the hundreds There - hope now ever, 

1 n^w technique te-,ied -uccessfully on monkeys, m which the egg s moved dovt 
pait the point where the tube may be blocked and then left alone T-irM.zation ifll 
njkes place nntur illy with the succr* r ite paralleling that of individuals wan r 
blockage j^roblein Perhaps a?, many as 500 000 American women to? >■ • — rti 
because Of blockage problems 

X-rays not advisable during pregnancy 

If you're pregnant or think you might 
be,.you know how important it is to 
take good care of yourself You watch 
what you eat, cut out cigarettes and 
alcohol, and you’re careful about 
prescription and over-the-counter 

But x-rays of the abdominal area 
also deserve extra attention during 
pregnancy According to the Depart 
ment of Health and Human Services 
the kinds of x-rays that involve risk to 
the unborn child are those of the 
mother's lower torso —the abdomen 
stomach, pelvis, lower back or kid¬ 
neys Those may'expose the unborn 
child to the direct x-ray beam 

During most x-ray examinations — 
like those of the arms. legs, head, teeth 
or chest —your reproductive organs are 
not exposed directly to the x-ray 
beams So these kinds of procedures, 
when performed properly, don t involve 
any risk to the unborn child 

Most women will not need an 
abdominal x-rny during pregnancy But 
sometimes, because of a particular 
medical condition, your physician may 
feel that a diagnostic x-ray of your 

abdomen or lower torso is needed 
this should happen —don t be upsa . 
The risk to you and your unborn child 
very small and the benefit of findie 
out about your medical condition is ff 
greater But. even small risks shouidn 
be taken if they're not necessary 

You can reduce those risks by teflfe 
your doctor if you ore, or think yo‘ 
might be pregnant The doctor rn$ 
decide that it would be best to caffC* 
the x-rav examination or modrfy it i 
reduce the amount of radiation 0< 
depending on your medical needs 
realizing that :he risk is very small. ti> 
doctor may feel that it is best to pr» 
ceed with the x-ray a-, planned In afl| 
case be sure to discuss it with vdft'' 

Another way to reduce risk is to tfl 
your doctor about any similar t-ran « 
you had recently It is a good idea ft 
keep a written record of any x-rays yd* 
and your family have had 

For more information send for $ 
free copy of X-ftays and Pregnantjk . 
Just write to Consumer Focus. Pueblo 
Colo 81009 

Pag© 9 

lan uary 22 1982 


Sailor of Year 

(Continued from Page II 

Pass in Re vie w 

By HM2 Charles M. Frye 

t.' -M »v r il». 


Naval Regional Medical Center Oak¬ 
land is the port of entry for all human 
remains shipped to the United States 
for burial in deaths occuriing to Depart¬ 
ment of Defense employees, active 
duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel 
and their dependents in the Pacific 
Basin, an area west of California which 
includes the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, 
Antarctica and the Indian Ocean 

Because of the vast size of this 
region, a substantial burden is placed 
on the enlisted person assigned to 
Decedent Affairs. Overseas Branch, 
according to LCDR John Kraft. Chief of 
Patient Affairs This responsibility cur¬ 
rently rests upon the shoulders of 
Hospital Corpsman First Class Daniel 
W Lewis, whose duties range from 
arranging shipment of the remains, 
seeing that they are handled in a dig¬ 
nified manner, and coordinating funeral 
services in the states. 

"My area of responsibility is unique, 
for the Navy is the only remaining ser¬ 
vice that still has military morticians. 
The other branches employ civilians to 
work in that capacity.” he explained 

Petty Officer Lewis is a licensed 
mortician and holds the Navy Enlisted 
Classification of 8496 (Embalming 
Technician) He said. "As an embalmer 
for the Navy my duties consist of 
inspecting the work done by contract 
morticians, preparing uniforms, seeing 
that proper awards and ribbons are in 
order, providing shipping arrange¬ 
ments. arranging for escorts, and main¬ 
taining liaison among funeral homes, 
family members, the Navy and other 
governmental agencies ” 

The Navy maintains mortuaries at 
three other locations —Quantanamo 
Bay. Cuba. Guam, and Naples. Ital' At 
those locations Lewis's counterparts 
actually perform the duties for which 
they are licensed 

HM1 Lewis is a graduate of the 
Commonwealth College of Mortuary 
Science, Houston, Tex He entered this 
college after his original tour in the 
Navy where he served on the USS 
ORISKANY (CVA-34) as a Gunner's 
Mate and made two WESTPAC dep¬ 
loyments to Vietnam aboard the carrier 
He returned to the Reserves and morti¬ 
cian's school in 1965 He holds a 
license in Texas and California 

In 1 974 Lewis came back on active 

HM1 Daniel W. Lewis 

duty and was first assigned to the 
Treasure Island Dispensary where 
Decedent Affairs was then located 
After four years he requested and 
received orders to Guam where he 
received field experience in a humid cli¬ 
mate 'which presented a real challenge 
to the way you perform your work ” 
Four years later he received orders 
back to the Bay Area and was assigned 
to NRMC Oakland Upon occasion he 
has returned to Guam on temporary 
active duty to cover a shortage of per¬ 
sonnel at that command 

The mortician holds numerous let¬ 
ters of appreciation and commenda¬ 
tions for his efforts and has been 
awarded the Good Conduct Medal, 
Navy Unit and Meritorious Unit Cita¬ 
tions. National Defense Expert Pistol 
Expert Rifle. Reserve Service, Vietnam 
Campaign ribbon and the Vietnam Ser¬ 
vice medal He has also completed two 
courses in his specialty at Fort Lee Va . 
in graves registration and memorial 

HM1 Lewis becomes eligible for 
transfer in November, but would like to 
extend his tour to 1984 at this com¬ 

(Know an enlisted person who is 
working in an unusual or interesting 
assignment? If so, leave a message for 
HM2 Charles Frye at the Public Affa'rs 
Oak Leaf Office, or call Ext. 2113 

Collection benefits bereaved parents 

HUMOR HELPS-Oak Knoll's Sailor 
of the Year has multiple respon¬ 
sibilities in his position with Operat¬ 
ing Management Service, but finds 
that there is an occasional amusing 
sidelight in dealing with people. 

ptuch rank as possible before retire¬ 
ment and to complete all degree 
p^ukements to attain a master's, while 
anon said that he wants to continue in 

> field of orthopedics and microsurg¬ 

I Petty Officer Lane. 32, attended 
. _ ho State University and the Univer- 
oi Maryland and is presently 
ptrOBed in the Southern Illinois Univer- 
W** f ' ea *th care administration 
®9ram. He has 12 years of Navy ser- 
p, r :*’ nd served aboard the USS 

• -> /QNT (AD-17), and at NNMC 

• e< - , da. Md 3rd FSSG. Okinawa, 
^Pari. NAEC Lakehurst, N J . Naval 

•jBnfr Sarv ' ldaho Falls, Idaho, and 
Portsmouth, Va He has also 
R mpieted Hospital Corps School. 

Fic/fTechnician School, 
«* Marine Force School, and Instruc- 

f/pMr 001 has 1)660 assigned to 
jjkland for about a year and a 

F* *ty Officer Carroll, the son of Mr 

HOW SWEET IT IS-Petty Officer 
Franks is caught by the camera as he 
sneaks a taste of frosting from the 
beautifully decorated cake served at 
a post-ceremony reception in his 

and Mrs. Hollis L Jones, of Thomasvi- 
lle. N C. , is 21 years old and has been 
m the Navy three and a half years, most 
of the duty served at NRMC Oakland 
He has received on-the-job training 
here as an orthopedic technician and 
has completed courses in microvascu- 
lar and Operating Technician 
specialties. Other duty stations have 
been RTC Orlando, Fla. and NHCS 
Great Lakes. III. 

Lane was a member of the team that 
took honors in the NRMCO and 
Regional Racquetball Tournament He 
reports racquetball his "first love and 
golf a very close second ” The petty 
officer and his wife are presently work¬ 
ing to become foster parents 

Carroll played fooball and was assis¬ 
tant basketball varsity coach and 
center at Oak Knoll He also enjoys 
music, backpacking, and other sports 
and is interested in human relations, 
formerly serving as a member of the 
command Human Relations council 

Some $170 has been voluntarily 
collected among military and civilian 
personnel of Oak Knoll and been sent 
to aid the parents of three children who 
were killed in a recent mudslide in 

Michele. Billy and Melissa Velez died 
when the storm-caused slide crushed 
their home and sent it tumbling down 
the hill in the middle of the night The 
parents barely managed to escape but 
were unable to reach the children 

sleeping in back bedrooms It took fire¬ 
men and volunteers several days to 
clear the debris in order to find the 

The Chief Petty Officers Associa¬ 
tion made a $25 contribution to the 

According to Donna Ostrowski of 
Patient Affairs who volunteered to for¬ 
ward the donations, more contributions 
are expected from others who want to 
help the distressed parents 

i-ane, Carroll- 

(Continued from Page 3) 

Page 10 


Friday, January 22. 19£ 

EARLY TALENT-Webelo Cub Scout Jim Keck, 10, of Oak Knoll's Pack 428, 
took first prize in a recent art contest (which drew entries from nearly 400 
scouts of the Bay Area) and won a $100 U. S. Savings Bond. His pastel still life, 
held by Hospital Corpsman First Class Joseph Adams, Webelo leader, depicts 
three balls and a bat on a wooden chair. Congratulating the young son of Lieute¬ 
nant Commander and Mrs. Keith A. Keck is Lieutenant Commander Earl Martin, 
recent Scoutmaster for Pack 428. 

Child abuse in many forms 

Child abuse comes in many forms, 
and these can occur simultaneously 
The concept of the "battered child" 
has forced professionals to confront 
and explore an area that has long been 
avoided Such exploration has given 
rise to the idea of "child advocacy," in 
which it is realized that young children 
because of limitations in intellectual 
development, language experience and 
legal standing need guardians to 
defend their physical and emotional 
well being. As a result, every state now 
has statutes advocating the mandatory 
protection of vulnerable or victimized 

Physical abuse is the form of child 
abuse that is usually addressed; 
however, there are other methods of 

• Physical neglect of a child 
results from parent failure to provide 
the basic physical necessities of life 
such as proper nutrition, warmth and 
cleanliness Such inattention is fre¬ 
quently the result of profound 
immaturity in the parents' ability to 
cope with their own emotions—a form 
of neglect that is passive and uninten¬ 
tional Consequently, the children may 
show poor weight gain or loss, 
enlarged abdomen, severe diaper rash, 
skin and eye infections, and, at a later 
age, learning disabilites 

• Emotional neglect occurs when 
parents ignore their children's need to 
be held, cuddled and the like. Without 
this affectionate behavior, an infant's 

physical, emotional and intellectual 
development may be stunted Usually, 
most parents don't exercise emotional 
neglect on purpose. Rather, their 
behavior is a reflection of problems 
such as self-absorption due to depres¬ 
sion or poor contact with reality 

"Failure to thrive" is an extreme 
form of emotional neglect seen in 
infants soon after birth They 
demonstrate poor growth, particularly 
in weight. Initially, when infants failed 
to thrive, doctors suspected major dis¬ 
ease of the heart, kidney or nervous 
system as the cause But negative 
medical results, coupled with dramatic 
weight increases when a child was 
hospitalized and cared for, demonstr¬ 
ated otherwise Thus, this failure to 
thrive reflects the lack of a primary 
child-mother bond that is critical to a 
child's growth and development. 

• Emotional abuse is charac¬ 
terized by the willful and consistent 
heaping of anger, hostility, shame or 
rejection on a child, which can damage 
a child's emotional development —a 
child's fragile self-esteem At times, all 
parents get angry with their children 
and sometimes lose control over these 
emotions But children who feel that 
they are loved can handle these occa¬ 
sional outbursts without losing their 

• Sexual abuse is far more ram¬ 
pant than imagined. More cases are 
being reported, and more knowledge is 
emerging This abuse ranges from 
casual stimulation to incest The father 
abusing his oldest daughter is the most 
common form, usually beginning when 
she is of school age and continuing 
through adolescence until the daughter 
decides to speak out Also, in many 
cases, the mother who had functioned 
as the sexual partner early in the mar¬ 
riage, but bowed out of this role for 
various reasons, chooses to look aside 
while her husband shifts his attention 
to the daughter Although such 
incestuous activity takes place in the 
home when other family members are 
out or asleep, they also suspect but 
choose to deny it The young girls are 
not only abused by their fathers but are 
left unprotected by other family mem¬ 
bers. (NES) 

More than embassy registration 
needed if child born overseas 

Children born to American parents in 
foreign countries are American citizens 
by birth under federal law The catch 
comes when and if you have to prove 

In almost every instance, these 
births are registered with the U S 
embassy in the country of birth Many 
parents, however, assume erroneously 
that no further action need be taken to 
establish the child's citizenship 

Registration of a child's birth with 
the State Department or with the 
American consulate or embassy over¬ 
seas does not serve as absolute proof 
of citizenship. It does serve to record 
that the birth occurred. 

Upon the parents' return to the 
states, they should apply to the nearest 
office of the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service for a certificate 
of citizenship for their foreign-born 
child or children 

This certificate, when obtained, can 
be used with assurance in instances 
where proof of citizenship is required If 
your child does not have a birth certifi¬ 
cate issued by one of the 50 states as 
proof of citizenship, the Certificate of 
Citizenship serves as that proof. 

In order to obtain a certificate, 
parents must file a Department of 
Justice Form N-600. Application for 
Certificate of Citizenship, with the 
nearest immigration office. 

In addition, the birth certificates and 
marriage certificate of both parents, 
child's birth certificate issued by the 
foreign government or the overseas 
U S government hospital, three 
photographs of the child and a $ 10 fee 
must accompany the N-600 applica¬ 

If no birth certificate is available, the 
Department of State Form FS-240 — 
Report of Birth Abroad—can be sub¬ 
mitted as a substitute The immigration 

Dental Service 
offers kids' exam 

The Naval Regional Medical Center's 
Dental Service, in conjunction with the 
American Dental Association, will 
locally sponsor Children's Dental 
Month in February 

The dental health program is 
specifically designed for dependents of 
active duty staff The screening exam 
teaches proper dental hygiene 

The program consists of an 
examination, cleaning and fluoride 
application Parents will also be advised 
of the child's future dental needs 
A movie, "Toothbrushing with 
Charlie Brown." will be shown for all 
young staff dependents on Feb 27 
For further information, or to 
schedule appointments, call Ext 2291 
between 8 and 10 a m. 

office will accept copies of this for! 
filed with the N-600 

Persons needing additional inform 
tion should contact their base lec 
offices (From Air Force News Servic 
written by Alonzo S. West boo 
Keesler Law Center, Keesler AF 

The following new additions to tf 
Navy medical "family" have arrived ; 
Oak Knoll: 

A baby girl to LCDR David 
Thompson, Anesthesiology, and 1 
wife Carol Yvonne, Dee. 10. 

A baby boy to HN Rex R Lippold. 
North, and his wife, Sherie, Dec 1 1 
A baby girl to HM3 Reginald r > 
Robinson. USS CORAL SEA (CV-4?- 

and his wife Mychell, Dec. 19 

A baby girl to LT Clyde Faucet; 
Internal Medicine, and his wifi! 
Gretchen, Dec 27 

A baby boy to HM2 Robert 
Brandt, Fleet Hospital Support Of 
and his wife Lynne. Jan. 1 

A baby girl to LT Daniel C. Brook-; 
Orthopedics, and his wife Theresa, Ja ; 

A baby boy to LCDR Charles ! 

Blankenship, Surgery staff, and 
wife Susan. Jan 8. 

A baby girl to HM1 Gary Silk. Phot 
Lab, and his wife Kaydie, Jan. 11. 

D00 dependents * 
above other student: 

For the sixth consecutive year, stu 
dents of the Department of Defi 
Dependent's Schools averaged hi 
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) sc 
than did U S. students nationwide. 

Almost 25 percent more D 
students chose to take the SAT 
1 980-81 than took it last year, o 

DoDDs students scored 1 1 pom 
higher than the national average on 
SAT verbal test and 1 2 points hr 
on the SAT math test DoDDS stui 
scores also averaged higher than 
national average on the majority 
separate achievement test 
administered as part of the Co 
Board Admissions Testing Progra 
and on the Test of Standard Wi 
English, also a part of that program. 

Big rummage sale 
to benefit museum 

The Oakland Museum s Whit* 
Elephant Sale, reputed to be the 3a 
Area's best rummage sale will be he>* 
Feb 27 from 9 a m. to 4 pm, and Fet 
28 from 1 1 a m. to 4 p.m at 1961 
Embarcadero. Oakland 

Best access to the sale site is fror 
the 5th Ave 16th Ave. exits off Hig h 
way 17 Shuttle buses will also rui 
from 7th and Fallon Streets. 

The museum association! 
Women's Board is already hard at wort 
collecting used and new items of 4 
kinds for the sale 

Donations to the rummage sale 
tax-deductible and all proceeds benefl 
the Museum 

Page 11 


22. 1982 


Nearly 10,000 burned 
hot coal, wood stoves 


)r c j| and wood burning stoves are 
|A in£ j burn injuries are increasing 
* 'rh’U S Consumer Product Safety 

'4 emission, which keeps tabs on inj- 
.JfL t0 adults and children caused by 
Symer products, says that some 
fgbo people were rushed to 
Lnual emergency rooms last year to 
M burns suffered from contact with 
0J i and wood stoves and free stand- 
mU replaces. There were also reports 
t " 9 house fires triggered by improperly 
Maintained or installed stoves. 

, " cpSC no tes that a number of acci- 
L n t patterns have developed since the 
Urn to popularity of the stoves: 

• Improper placement in the 
home. Extremely hot flues and stoves 
c .. n se t fire to nearby walls, floors and 
I furnishings A minimum 3 ft clearance 
ji recommended by the National Fire 
Protection Association on all sides of 
d Itoves that do not carry certification by 
1 | recognized testing organization. No 
,ve should be installed with less 
ranee than that recommended by 

tion source, such as the stove Serious 
fires occur each year when these 
vapors explode in the home. 

• Improper venting. Coal and 
wood require oxygen to support com¬ 
bustion, therefore there must be ade¬ 
quate venting to allow for the escape 
of carbon monoxide and the intake of 
oxygen Proper installation and routine 
maintenance are important to assure 
proper operation of the stove, creosote 
buildup in the flue or chimney also 
increases the risk of an accidental fire 
Therefore, flues should be cleaned 
routinely Keep a fire extinguisher in the 
room in the event of a flue or chimney 

If you are considering installation of 
a stove to save energy dollars, you 
should contact the fire marshal in your 
community or city for building and fire 
code provisions relating to wood 
stoves. Products that carry certification 
labels from a nationally recognized 
testing agency would be a wise choice 
for the home. 

:he manufacturer 

• Body contact with the stove or 
flue Aside from the obvious hazard of 
clothing igniting on contact with the 
, stove . there have been reports of acci- 
.dental falls against the stove itself, this 

^suiting in painful burns. Common 
inse dictates all family members 
mid stay away from the stove when 
is in use 

• Burns from using flammable 

Iqids. Gasoline and other volatile 
liquids should never be used or stored 
. where their vapors may reach an igni- 

Navy Relief offers help 
in self/family budgeting 

Meeting one's basic living expenses 
f or the essentials of food, shelter, gas 
■nd electricity is the top priority in the 
•"budget of any responsible person. 
•However, year in, year out. Navy Relief 
ives more requests for help with 
ich expenses than all other categories 
vr assistance. Nearly $6 million in Navy 
Relief interest-free loans and grants 
re provided to sea service personnel 
nd their dependents for these basic 
ving expenses in 1981 At NAS 
lameda alone, the Auxiliary's assis¬ 
tance for such needs totaled over 

Navy Relief understands that often 
requirement for this assistance 
Stems from circumstances beyond an 
individual's control, such as non- 
•£v,eipt of an allotment or an unex- 
t^cted PCS move. Although Disbursing 
r now able to pay dislocation 
^owance and dependent's travel 
£l! owance in advance of PCS moves to 

W»|., . ! ' • 1 »• cm i unk, llw |Mnr IMixIil Admiral 

eligible personnel, many families may 
require a loan for the security and/or 
utility deposits. Navy Relief can and 
does provide such assistance to 
individuals entitled to full BAQ, married 
or single, as long as the housing chosen 
is affordable on a continuing basis. The 
key question in assistance with estab¬ 
lishing a household is affordability 
within a realistic budget. It would be 
wrong for Navy Relief to help people 
get in over their heads financially, and it 
does not 

The majority of Sailors and Marines 
manage their money adequately. In 
some cases, however, requests for 
assistance with basic living expenses 
are made because the servicemember 
or his spouse has spent so much of 
their income on their "wants” and 
desires" that they cannot meet their 
rent or pay their utility bills. One-time 
assistance may be in order to prevent 
immediate hardship However, the real 
need here is for the individual and 
'amily to control their spending to live 
within their income. All Navy Relief 
interviewers are trained to assist in per¬ 
sonal financial management. They can 
and will help such persons develop a 
realistic budget and counsel them on 
how they can cope with the financial 
problems they have incurred through 
mismanagement and poor planning. It 
is the responsibility of the individual, 
however, to live within his or her means 
in the future 

Many prudent servicemembers take 
advantage of Navy Relief's knowledge 
of budgetary planning BEFORE their 
financial difficulties become so acute 
that they need a loan. An ounce of pre¬ 
vention can avoid real problems Call 
the East San Francisco Bay Auxiliary 
office at 869-4188 for an appoint¬ 
ment if you want to use this free ser¬ 

BEDSIDE CEREMONY-When Frances Barker (left) and Mary Paternoster 
(right) of Unit 10, Fleet Reserve Association Auxiliary, came out to present a 
$100 donation to Kay Barnett for the hospital patients' ceramics program, they 
elected to make the award at the bedside of another auxiliary member, Lois 
Shepherd, an inpatient. Mrs. Shepherd examines one of the ceramic elephants 
painted by a patient while Mrs. Barnett displays the monetary gift. 

How to cool your hot water 

Heating the water for the average 
house takes about one-third of all 
the energy used in the dwelling. 

Getting out of hot water bills is 
another simple energy-savings step 

If the thermostat on your water 
heater is set between 140°-160°, you 
can reduce the setting down to 110°- 
1 20° and save at least $20 a year for 
electric water heaters and $10 a year 
for gas water heaters 

If this change in thermostat setting 
produces spotty dishes in xhe 
automatic dishwasher, or if there isn't 
enough hot water for all the household 
needs, you can always turn the dial 
back up a little. Remember, though, the 
lower the setting the more money you 
will save. 

Anybody with a screwdriver and five 
minutes to spare can reset the water 
heater thermostat. 

Caution: If you are resetting an 
electric hot water heater, turn off 
the circuit breaker for the appliance 
before removing any plate. 

At the front of most water heaters 
there are one or two plates held on by 

After you have turned off the circuit 
breaker, remove both plates This is 

important, since on electric water 
heaters, both the top and bottom con¬ 
trol must be reset. 

Push back the insulation and you will 
see the thermostats. They will have 
either numerical settings or simply the 
designations "high,” "medium," or 

Reset both thermostats to 1 20° or 

Gas hot water heaters have one set¬ 
ting device at the bottom where the 
pilot light is located. This should be set 
in the same manner as above. 

A quick energy saving fix for less 
than a dollar is the installation of a flow 
controller in the shower head You still 
enjoy a comfortable shower, but you 
cut the flow of hot water through the 
shower head from five gallons a minute 
to about three gallons a minute Simple 
to do, also. Your nearest hardware 
store will have a flow controller for 
your shower head. Back home, simply 
reach up, screw off the shower head, 
place the flow controller inside, and 
you have instant savings If you have 
any doubts about the size needed, take 
the entire shower head up to the hard¬ 
ware store and let an expert there 
advise you. 

What was Iran called ? 


Just how adept are you in cur- 

rent foreign affairs? Test yourself by matching the places’ 

former names with their new 




1. Belgian Congo 

A. Bangladesh 

2. Ceylon 

B. Ghana 

3. Ciudad Trujillo 

C. Ho Chi Minh City 

4. East Pakistan 

D. Iran 

5. Gold Coast 

E. Kalaallit Nunaat 

6. Greenland 

F. Santo Domingo 

7. Persia 

G. Sri Lanka 

8. Rhodesia 

H. Tanzania 

9. Saigon 

1. Thailand 

10. Siam 

J. Volograd 

11. Stalingrad 

K. Zaire 

12. Tanganyika 

L. Zimbabwe 


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Page 12 

RECORDING STARS —Lieutenant Nelson Clark (banjo) of OccupationalYherapy 
and Lieutenant Jay Hoppus (guitar) of Pastoral Care Service teamed up to 
record in Nashville, Tenn., last fall. Title of the vocal/instrumental, now on the 
market, is "Humble Beginning," composed of Gospel music written by Chap¬ 
lain Hoppus, who believes in getting across his messages through music as 
well as sermon. 

'Fun Run' in the rain 

The NRMCO "Fun Run” was held as 
scheduled on Dec 19, but because of 
inclement weather, the race was run 
with no age groups, only male/female 

Top finishers were: 

Five Miles (Males): Paul Farrier, 
first, 22:15, Randy Guzman, second. 
23 50. J P Brown, third, 24:09. 
followed by Richard Kline and Frank 
Cruice, in that order 

Five Miles (Females): Susan Col- 
ligan first, Rose Blake second. 

Two Miles (Males): Paul Farrier, 
first; A K Brown and Ben Franklin, tied 
for second, Richard Kline, third 

Two Miles (Females): Susan Col- 
ligan first. Rose Blake, second. 

All participants received T-shirts and 
trophies will be awarded to the top run¬ 
ners soon 

The planning committee expresses 

particular thanks to HMCM Albert Y 
Marumoto of Special Services, and 
timers HM1 Gerald Koltes, RP2 Brian 
Carroll, HM3 S.L. Stevenson. HM3 Kim 
Broomall and HN K L Rivers 

Beam returns 
to the Porthole 

Returning by popular demand to the 
Porthole, the enlisted club on base, is 
Ray Beam, a hypnotist of international 
acclaim. He is to appear only for 

Beam combines the unusual and the 
humorous in his act, using only volun¬ 
teers from the audience as his subjects 
in a tasteful and safe manner He is 
reputed to be a leading authority on the 
scientific use of hypnosis. 

National Prayer Breakfast 
to be observed at hospital 

The National Prayer Breakfast will be 
observed locally on Feb 1 2 at 7 a m in 
the hospital's third floor main dining 
room Plans for a special guest speaker 
are underway but a commitment has 

not yet been made, a Pastoral Care 
Service spokesman said, adding that 
more information will be forthcoming 

All hands are invited to attend the 


breakfast Tickets may be purchased at 
normal prices from the cashier Atten¬ 
dees are encouraged to go through the 
food line and then to the designated 
eating area. 

The National Prayer Breakfast is 
sponsored by the U S. Senate and 
House prayer groups The purpose of 
the occasion is to bring together the 
leadership of the United States in 
recognition of the moral and spiritual 
values upon which our nation is 
founded. In 1953, members of the 
Senate and House prayer groups estab¬ 
lished. with President Eisenhower, the 
first Presidential Prayer Breakfast The 
1982 breakfast marks the 29th 
anniversary of the event that has taken 
place each year since 1953 The Presi¬ 
dent. Vice President, the Cabinet, 
members of the Senate and House of 
Representatives, the Supreme Court, 
government officials, military leaders 
and others from across the nation 
usually attend 

Navy sledders national champs 

On Jan 3, the U S Navy team won 
the national championship for four- 
man bobsleds on the mile-long Mount 
Van Hoevenberg run at Lake Placid, 
I Y The team of driver BM1 Bill Ren¬ 
don (from Commander Naval Special 
A/arfare Group Two), BM2 Steve 
Clayton, USS HOIST (ARS 40), DP3 
Wayne DeAtley, USS PIEDMONT (AD 
1 7), and BM2 Carl Flanagan. Seal Team 
Two, sustained speeds of nearly 60 
miles per hour through the four heats 

of competition to finish with a total 
time of 4.05.90 

In a related story, J03 Donna Burke, 
attached to Navy Internal Relations 
Activity, Washington. D. C. , was 
named Amateur Athlete of the Year for 
the sport of luging (similar to one-man 
bobsledding) by the U S. Olympic 
Committee. J03 Burke was nominated 
for the award by the U S Luge Federa¬ 
tion after capturing the National 
Women's Luge Championship in 1981 

Friday, January 22, It 




Friday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m.—CONDORMAN — Michael Crawford. Oliver Ree^ 

Saturday, Jan. 23, 1 p.m.-THE FIENDISH PLOT OF DR FU MANCHU-Pf 
Sellers. Helen Mirren —Comedy-Mystery PG 

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2:40 p.m.—THE BLACK STALLION —Mickey Rooney. K 

Sunday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. —THE LAST WORD —Richard Harris. Karen Blac 

Monday. Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m.—ROUGH CUT —Burt Reynolds. Lesley Aj 
D own—Comedy 7 PG 

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. —ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK—Kurt Russell. 
Van Cleef—Action-Drama'R 

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m.-CHEECH-N-CHONG'S NICE DREAM, 1 
Richard Marin. Tommy Chong—Comedy/R 

Thursday, Jan. 28. 6:30 p.m.—GAS—Susan Anspach, Howie Mandel—Cc 

Friday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.—PATERNITY —Burt Reynolds, Beverly D'Angelc 
Comedy-Drama 'PG 

Saturday, Jan. 30, 1 p.m.-THE APPLE DUMPLING GAME RIDES AGAIN—j 
Knotts. Tim Conway—Comedy/G 

Saturday. Jan. 30. 2:30 p.m.-WHY WOULD I LIE?-Treat Williams. I 
Eichhorn — Comedy'PG 

Sunday, Jan. 31,6:30 p.m.—THE VISITOR—Glenn Ford. Shelley Winters—I , ■ 
ror R 

Monday, Feb.1, 6:30 p.m.—AIRPLANE—Robert Hayes, Julie Hagerty. Con 


Tuesday, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. —CARBON COPY—George Segal, 

James —Comedy-Drama/PG 

Wednesday. Feb. 3. 6:30 p.m.-AN EYE FOR AN EYE-Chuck Nt. ’ 
Christopher Lee—Action'R 

Thursday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m.—STUDENT BODIES —Kristen Riter, Matt Goldsb: 
Horror-Comedy R 

Marine World's 30% discount 

Marine World's company discount 
program, formerly known as the 
Seafari Club, is taking on a new name, 
the "Wild Card Club." The cards are 
now available in Special Services on 

As a special introduction. Marine 
World is offering a full 30 percent dis¬ 
count on admission to the park for the 
first three months of the campaign 
(weekends through March 28) That's 
a savings of $2 70 for adults and 
$1 95 for children and twice the nor¬ 

mal Wild Card discount of 1 5 perce 

In addition to the "Double Your 0 
count" offer, the new Wild Card cl 
entitles personnel to a 20 percent e, 
count on photo finishing at all North* 
California Fotomat stores, and spt, 
rates on meals at all participating Cj 
M aria restaurants. 

According to Sally Young of Spe: 
Services, this is a very good price a 
time when the park is not crowded: 

Cats like rain 

The East Bay Regional Park District 
reports that the recent severe storms 
have hampered trout fishing success in 
Lake Chabot (Castro Valley), but have 
improved catfishing action. 

The rain brings up worms from the 
soil and those are washed into the lake. 
This seems to have started a feeding 
frerfzy among the cats A 10 lb. and 1 1 
lb catfish recently took honors, with 
many limits of smaller fish (1-2 lb.) 
being taken from shore in the base 
cove area of the lake. 

Best bait is chicken livers for the 
larger fish, with the nightcrawlers being 
more effective for the pan-sized fish 

Jewish retreat 
set by CREDO 

Jewish personnel and adult depen¬ 
dents are eligible to attend the Jan 29- 
31 Jewish Spirituality Retreat spon¬ 
sored by the Chaplain's Religious 
Enrichment and Development Opera¬ 
tion (CREDO) 

The retreat, led by Chaplain Bernard 
Frankel, will emphasize the meaning of 
Jewish identity through the media of 
Jewish worship, sabbath observance 
study, recreation and fellowship There 
is no cost for military members or 

A bus will convey attendees from 
CREDO House San Diego on Harbor 
Drive across from the B Street Pier, to 
the retreat site in Julian, Calif. at 1 p m 
Friday (Jan 29) and return at 3 p m the 
following Sunday 

It is important that interested per¬ 
sonnel phone CREDO for reservations 
as soon as possible at (714) 235- 
3621 or Autovon 958-362 1 





U S Government Punting Office 
1979 33235 689 150 20 

Vol. 44. No. 2 


Friday, February 5, 1982 

TESTING— Senior Gunner s Mate Chief Ronald W. Kitterman (earphones) is 
I checked by Dr. Charles E. Fankhauser 12 days after the senior chief had surgery 
re to remove a large tumor on the hearing nerve of one ear. 

Brain waves monitored 
luring neuroma remova! 

in what local physicians believe to 
be the first attempt at a federal 
hospital, an Oak Knoll surgical team 
recently removed a large tumor on the 
hearing nerve of a patient while 
monitoring brain wave response on a 
comparatively new measuring device 
Senior Gunner's Mate Chief Ronald 
W Kitterman, 41. of the Strategic 
Weapons Facility, Bangor, Wash., and a 
22-year Navy veteran, lost the hearing 
in one ear nine years ago and was los¬ 
ing function of the other from a rapidly 
growing, but benign, acoustic neuroma 
Although the Jan 13 removal of the 
tumor was successful, his hearing was 
not spared, largely due to the size of 
the growth, specialists said. According 
to a staff otolaryngologist, the senior 
chief would have become deaf within 
four months if the operation had not 
been performed, adding there was also 
3 strong possibility that the tumor 

Something new 
under the sun 

An enthusiastic crowd almost filled 
the Clinical Assembly to help launch 
the medical center's new Stay Well 
P r ogram on Jan 21 
Or William Runyon, Chief of Primary 
Care and Emergency Services, and 
Erector for the program, geared his 
Presentation. The Road to Health — 
Which Way Do I Turn?" toward our 
m 3jor health problems and the role of 
wcfividual responsibility 

de addressed such problems as 
slsohoi and tobacco abuse, obesity, 
slres « and safety hazards, among 
J r * anv other health threats that we may 
ace as individuals He cited how only 
Dercent our health care is 
3 tamed through formal medical provi- 
l )rw ' uch as hospitals, doctors, nurses 

(Continued to Page 3) 

would eventually cause death. 

The procedure was done in a com¬ 
bined approach by the Neurosurgery 
and Otolaryngology (Head and Neck 
Surgery) departments, with Dr Charles 
E. Fankhauser, Chief of Audiology, 
doing intraoperative monitoring of 
brain wave response to an auditory 
stimulus in the operated ear. Capability 
of performing this type of procedure 
with monitoring of the patient is found 
in only three Northern California 
hospitals, and less than 20 hospitals 
nationwide, the otolaryngologist said 
"It is hoped that this will be the begin¬ 
ning of an increasingly more successful 
series of procedures of this type." he 

Senior Chief Kitterman expects a 
medical discharge from the service He 
is already learning sign language and 
has entered a rehabilitation program 

LOOK FOR THE SUN —Medical Corps 
Lieutenant Commander William 
Runyon displays a poster carrying 
the logo of the StayWe/l program 
Watch for these sunshine posters 
around the hospital for announcing 
monthly programs 

R. C. Owens , speaker 

Breakfast date changed 

As they say in football, we've had 
to call an "audible" at the line! 

In other words, change the original 
call. The National Prayer Breakfast will 
now be observed here Thursday, the 
11th of February, vice the 12th, as 
previously announced. The event will 
be held in the Main Dining Room of the 
hospital and all other information 
remains the same. 

It is our good fortune this year to 
have R.C. Owens from the World 
Champion San Francisco Forty- 
Niners as guest speaker. R C. was a 
wide receiver for the "Niners" who 

gained fame for his reception of many 
clutch, "alley-oop" passes. Currently 
his job is Special Assistant for Forty- 
Niner Public Relations. He will show a 
film entitled "Making the Extra Effort 
(which evidently made the difference 
this year for the Niners) 

Check the Plan of the Day and 
bulletin boards for additional biographi¬ 
cal information 

All hands are invited to attend. 

Tickets may be purchased at normal 
prices from the cashier Attendees then 
go through the food line and proceed 
to the eating area. 

DOD VISITOR —Army Major General William S. Augerson (right). Deputy Assis¬ 
tant Secretary of Defense for Health Policy and Planning Systems, is met upon 
his arrival at Oak Knoll last week by Lieutenant Alan Kay of Management Infor¬ 
mation Service. The major general, accompanied by several other staff mem¬ 
bers from his Washington office, paid an informal visit to review the recent 
installation of the TRILAB system at Naval Regional Medical Center Oakland. 

GIFT-Captain Richard W. Poley (left). Chief of Laboratory Service, receives 
the gift of a coffeemaker for the new blood donor center from HMCM Charles 
Dackerman and HMC Rose Percival, representing the Chief Petty Officers 
Association of the command. 

Page 2 


Friday. Febro / 5 1982 


By MAC Edward Sharp 

“3-1, this is 3-2... 10-19, Fourth Deck, Code 145." 

Does that phrase sound familiar? Expressed in plain language it tells of another 
sailor falling victim to a theft There were more than 130 such calls voiced by 
Security last year Once every three days a theft occurs within the hospital and 

these are |ust the ones reported 

The responsibility for safeguarding government property is an ALL-HANDS 
JOB. Do not lose sight of the fact that the Security Division is comprised of fellow 
sailors —Hospital Corpsmen, Signalmen, Machinist’s Mates. Masters-At-Arms—and 
hold no special answers to your problems So before you say. “I don’t want to get 
involved,” ' It’s not my |ob.'' etc, you should remember that YOU took th« same 
oath of enlistment as the Security patrolman (sailor) 

Security Patrolmen are frequently challenged by personnel as to their status and 
purpose in the hospital However it seems that often a complete stranger can wander 

aimlessly, unchallenged or questioned Everyone assumes the stranger belongs 
there You can be assured a thief knows precisely where he's going and what he is 
looking for The stranger that goes unchallenged may also go with your paycheck, 
watch, rings and credit cards in his possession 

Let's assume some technical equipment is taken from the hospital How can you 
provide quality patient care (our mission) without the proper medical tools? You 
can'tl Don't let an attitude of “not my job” cripple your effectiveness There will 
always be a need for Security Patrolmen as long as other personnel show no concern 
or responsibility in helping to prevent crime large or small If you are not a part of the 
preventive solution toward crime prevention, then YOU are definitely a part of the 

The bottom line is "Security is an all-hands job!" Be aware, or beware 1 Take 
charge of your surroundings and help your shipmates who wear badges 

★ ★★★★★★★★★★★★ 

A grateful family says 'thanks' 


The wee one seeming to wave 
"hi" at right is Erin Jean Silk. She 
was born Jan. 11 at 4 lbs. 2 02 .. 
seven weeks early. 

She wouldn't be here today if it 
weren't for a lot of people in this 
hospital to help us through the whole 

We really don't know how to 
thank all of these people for every¬ 
thing they did, and a single box of 
candy just doesn't seem appropriate. 
We are hoping that this will let each 
of them know that we thank God 
each day that they were here when 
we needed them. 

It would be impossible to list each 
by name, but we would like to thank 
all of the obstetricians, all the nurses 
and staff members on 8 West, the 
staffs of the labor deck, the operat¬ 
ing room, recovery. ICU — and above 
all —the pediatricians and nursery 
staff who pulled Erin through the 
roughest first weeks of her life. 

Each and every one of these peo¬ 
ple have been kind and gentle to all 

of us. We will never forget how they 
touched our lives in their individual 
ways. We thank them so very 

Garry, Kaydie, Erika and Erin Silk 

★ ★★★★★★★★★★★★ 

A real 'pro' shows leadership 

By J02 Jeff Wooddell 

Professionalism is not an outdated word these days With the current interest in 
the wearing of the uniform and personal appearance, it's being used more and more 
to describe today's sailors 

Professionalism is defined as "engaging in worthy standards, pursuing an activity 
in an intensive, calculating manner," and it's up to petty officers to make every effort 
to live up to that definition The young sailor whose goal is to become a part of this 
profession can certainly expect increases in pay and allowances as well as additional 
privileges But before this first milestone can be reached, he or she must be willing to 
accept an equal share of the responsibility for upholding the high standards of tradi¬ 
tion. pride and professionalism of which Navy members can be proud 

Rapid technological and social changes have complicated the leadership role of 
the petty officer through the complexity of the tasks and skills that must be 
mastered in order to perform duties effectively, and the various attributes, attitudes 
and values that have been created by those changes over a period of 20 years 
You. as a petty officer must demonstrate to your fellow service members that 
you are a qualified leader —competent in all phases of your responsibilities Service 
members expect answers —rank alone no longer ensures automatic respect and 
admiration When accepting this important position, it is essential that the new petty 
officer be watchful of his or her conduct, exemplary in the performance of duty and 
ever mindful of the important roles that he or she performs as leader, trainer and 
supervisor , 

Leadership is the ability to teach, to inspire and to get the job done 
But no one can become an effective leader unless one is cognizant of his or her 
capabilities and limitations So become more aware of your strong and weak points, 
then take steps to increase the strong ones and dimmish the weak If you need more 
education, go back to school If you're handicapped in the proper way of handling 
people, talk to some of your senior petty officers to find out how they developed 
their leadership skills Becoming a petty officer demands many personal sacrifices 
and much hard work The desired result is total devotion to duty, and once these 
achievements are locked into a petty officer’s performance, he or she can then add 
that fourth credential to being a leader, a trainer and a supervisor —a professional 

Our patients write... 

I wish to commend Dr Peter Fern for the care and consideration he extends to his 

I first saw Dr Fern in the summer of 1 979 He quickly calmed me.'banishing all 
my fears, and impressing me so very much with his medical proficiency the fears did 
not recur I saw him that fall and he again impressed me with his medical compe¬ 
tence and his caring about the patient I then requested Dr Fem for my annual , 
examinations in 1980 and 1981 and he performed his routine procedures with a 
thoroughness unknown to me in prior years m* 

During these three years I have witnessed the professional growth of Dr Fern, his 
increased self-confidence, and his maturity in the medical field It must reflect the 
inspiration of his superiors to achieve goals within the Navy system as well as con¬ 
siderable effort by Dr Fern 

I hope the Navy continues to recruit, tram and retain doctors of the caliber of Dr 

Thelma S. Prescott 

* • • 

I wish to express my gratitude to the doctors and corpsmen in ICU for all they did 
for my brother, Harold Von Gross Especially I wish to commend Corpsman PhiILp 
Tevlin who was on duty the day my brother passed away 

Phillip was more than professional—he was compassionate and truly caring Hav¬ 
ing him present during those long hours was a great comfort to me I know Harold 
could not have received better care than Phillip provided 

Susanne Lynch 

I have just been released from this facility as fit for duty after surgery I would like 
to take this time to sincerely thank the General Surgery Blue team headed by Dr Tra- 

I wish to especially commend Dr Upton who performed the surgery and made 
this fearful time for me a calm experience and assured my daughter of a normal 
recovery for me 

I can t forget Dr Day. the wonderful anesthesiologist, and the feeling of caring as 
expressed by Mrs Oiler and an unknown person as I was prepared for surgery 

I am an employee of this hospital and I am so grateful to the civilian workers here 
who were "family'' during my stay 

Gladys T. Mitchell 
Appointment Desk Operator No. 2 

This is the best damn hospital in the system! 

Thurman Wright 



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J Fudav February 5 1982 

Former Navy chaplain dies 

Services were held Jan 20 in St 
Luke s Chapel on base for retired Navy 
* chaplain Ralph Caldwell, once chief 

Chaplain Ralph Caldwell 

I Graduation soon 
for PMT students 

( Twenty-three members of Class No 
96 Preventive Medicine Technician 
School will graduate in ceremonies 
scheduled to be held in the Clinical 
Assembly at 9 a m.. Feb 19 

As of this wntmg. neither the class 
spokesman nor valedictorian had yet 
been selected 

Graduates, and their new duty sta¬ 
tions are 

HM3 James L Burrell, National Naval 
Medical Center. Bethesda; HMC 
Michael £ Cantatore. U S Coast 
Guard Training Center. Government 
island Alameda. HM3 Allen B Chack- 
man NRMC Quantico, Va.; HM3 Frank 
Cruice. Naval Submarine Center, 
Groton, Conn., HM3 Cynthia J. Dixon, 
NRMC San Diego; HM3 Michael Evans, 
NRMC Long Beach; HM3 David A 
Forde Naval Support Facility, Diego 
Garca, and HM3 Robert S Harrington, 
Naval Hospital, Bremerton, Wash 
Also, HM2 Treneater C Horton, 
NRMC Pearl Harbor, Haw; HM3 Norma 
M Kropelmcki, NRMC Great Lakes, III, 
HM2 Carl J Lindemann, Branch Clinic, 
| El Centro. Calif , HM3 Jerry W Lom¬ 
bardi USS GUADALCANAL, home 
ported in Norfolk. Va.; HMC Richard E 
Miller NRMC Okinawa, Japan, HM3 
Arthur E Mitchell, Disease Vector 
Ecology and Control Center. Alameda, 
HM1 Ronald C Rhodes. USS 
SARATOGA, homeported in Mayport, 
F!a . and HM1 Terry R Roscoe, NRMC 
Quantico, Va 

Also, HM3 Clarence Sims, USS 
LAND homeported in Norfolk, Va.. 
HM1 Berwm J Slusarczyk, Naval Air 
Station Dallas, Tex., HM3 Christopher 
Stainbrook, NRMC Camp Pendleton. 
HM3 Gregory E. Stephens, 
NRMC Orlando, Fla . HM3 William D 
Threet, NRMC Oakland. HM3 Zigfnd R 
Tomsons. Branch Clinic, Lakehurst, 
N J and HM2 Jerry L Vernon, Com¬ 
bined Arms Center, Twenty-Nine 
Palms. Calif 

chaplain at Oak Knoll Interment 
followed two days later with full mili- 
lary honors at Arlington National 

The chaplain died suddenly during a 
scuffle when he went to aid a neighbor 
grappling with youths apparently steal¬ 
ing gasoline 

Chaplain Caldwell, 58, was on the 
Oakland staff from September 1 964 to 
September 1965. and again from April 
1971 to January 1973 Following his 
Navy retirement he served as chaplain 
of Alameda County's Santa Rita tail 

He is survived by his wife June, five 
children. Courtney, Jeffrey, Jennifer, 
Christina and Meg. and three grand¬ 
daughters The family home has been 
in Pleasanton 

Suspects held 
in drug caper 

Three days after the Jan 16 inci¬ 
dent when two thieves burst into an 
Oak Knoll operating room, stole drugs 
and other items and held five staff 
members captive, one suspect was 
captured Two days later, the other one 
was taken into custody and most of the 
drugs recovered. 

Both suspects are active duty Navy 
personnel and are being held in the brig 
on Treasure Island awaiting trial Most 
regretfully, one is a junior corpsman 
and a member of the hospital staff 

The U S Naval Investigative Ser¬ 
vice, aided by the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation and state and local law 
enforcement agencies, promptly and 
easily apprehended the two men. Prin¬ 
cipal NIS investigator was Special 
Agent Andy Higgins of the Alameda 

The doctor, nurse and three corps- 
men fed up during a two-hour ransack¬ 
ing of drug cabinets and offices in the 
operating suite on the fourth deck were 
reportedly shaken, but unharmed 

CNO commends 
salvage workers 

Navy personnel from a number of 
commands assisted with salvage 
operations of a commercial jetliner 
which crashed into the Potomac River 
during takeoff from a Washington, 
D C. airport Jan. 1 3 

After visiting the salvage site. 
Admiral Thomas B Hayward, Chief of 
Naval Operations said, T am very 
proud of the tremendous job our Navy 
divers are doing With below-freezing 
temperatures hampering the recovery 
effort, they are working under almost 
impossible circumstances, but they are 
pros They are doing a remarkable job I 
have the greatest admiration for their 
courage, skill and stamina, and I 
couldn't be prouder of them." 

Civilian job applications sought 

receiving applications for the following positions, 
Medical Center Oakland and or its branch climc(s) 

Civilian Personnel Service is 
located either at Naval Regional 


Licensed Vocational Nurse 

Laundry Worker (temporary) 
file and Medical Clerks 

Clinical Nurse 

Medical Clerk 
Housekeeping Aid 
Secretary (Stenography) 

Supply Clerk (Typmg) 

Word Processing 
S/st.em Project Planner 
harrnacy Technician 
for more information on any of the above openings, call Ext. 2116 





GS-3 4/5 

NRMC Oakland 

July 1 2 

and branch clinics 


NRMC Oakland 

July 12 


NRMC Oakland 

July 12 

and branch clinics 

GS-5 7/9 

NRMC Oakland 

July 12 

and branch clinics 


NRMC Oakland 

July 12 


NRMC Oakland 

July 12 


Moffett Br Clinic 

Feb 8 


NRMC Oakland 

Feb 16 


NRMC Oakland 

Feb 16 


NRMC Oakland 

Feb 8 

CARRIER WIVES DONATE-Mrs. Sandra Stevens, on behalf of the USS CORAL 
SEA Officers' Wives' Club, made a recent presentation of a videotape recorder 
to the Pediatrics Service at Naval Regional Medical Center Oakland for the 
children's ward on 7 East. The equipment will be used to show special 
children's TV programs to young patients. Receiving the gift are Captain Harold 
Koenig (left). Chairman of Pediatrics Service, and Nurse Corps Lieutenant Com¬ 
mander David Becker of the same department. 



(Continued from Page 1) 

and prescription medications; and that 
90 percent of our health care is the 
result of personal health habits or 
behavior "So why not learn the best 
behavior?" Runyon asked his audience 

The lecture introduced the StayWell 
program as a means of health promo¬ 
tion by providing more complete and 
sound health education for each 
individual Emphasis was placed on the 
importance of each person under¬ 
standing the motivation for his good 
and bad health behavior 

Future plans for the StayWell 
program include lectures on the third 
Thursday of each month, movies, 
instructional packets, newsletters, 
probIem-oriented courses or 
workshops (for weight control, stop¬ 
ping smoking, dealing with stress, etc ), 
and other offerings as the program 

On Feb 18, Lieutenant Michael 
McDonald, Chief of Outpatient 
Administration, will address the 
problem of gaining access to services 
offered by the hospital, a look at how 
to use health care services to best 
advantage "Silent Countdown," a 35- 
minute award-winning film feature 
with Ben Gazzara, will be offered on 
Feb 25 in several showings, address¬ 
ing the ubiguitous problem of high 
blood pressure 

Dr Runyon closed the first presenta¬ 
tion by encouraging everyone to look 
for the StayWell program logo of the 
rising sun, which will mark all program 
offerings and announcements in the 
future The audience left with the 

challenge of controlling 90 j^ercent of 
their own health, a personal respon¬ 
sibility the Stay Well program hopes to 

Gaining commands 
to get fast notice 

A new "orders notification" letter 
developed by the Chief of Navy Tech¬ 
nical Training will enhance Navy spon¬ 
sorship efforts beginning this month by 
ensuring that ultimate duty stations 
receive adequate notice of a service 
member's transfer from service school 
and training commands 

The orders notification letter will be 
mailed to the receiving command the 
day after orders are transmitted 
electronically, with enough information 
to enable a sponsor to be assigned to 
assist the member prior to arrival 

Training commands formerly 
received orders electronically by a 
"standard transfer directive module." 
Individuals were transferred so rapidly 
in this system that their ultimate com¬ 
mands had not always received 
notification prior to their arrival 

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Fridav. February 5 1982 

THE WAY HE IS-The young sailor 
pictured in the last issue was Cap¬ 
tain Philip J. Vogt 25 years ago. 
Today Dr. Vogt is Assistant Chair¬ 
man of Laboratory Service at Oak 
Knoll and has been on the staff 
nearly 10 years. Dr. Vogt obtained 
his M.D. from the University of 
Wisconsin and is board certified in 
anatomic and clinical pathology. 
Before his assignment here he 
served aboard USS SANCTUARY 

X-Ray students 
complete course 

A ceremony was held in the office of 
the Commanding Officer on Jan 22 for 
the only two graduates of Class 82- 
001, Basix X-Ray School 

Honorperson was Hospital Corps- 
man Second Class James W Hun- 
smger who has been transferred for 
new duty at Naval Hospital, Lemoore, 

The second graduate was Tawana J 
Givens, who has been transferred to 
Naval Hospital, Patuxent River, Md. 

ADA head visits 

Dr Oscar Crofford, President of the 
American Diabetes Association, visited 
Naval Regional Medical Center Oakland 
Jan. 15-16 as the guest of Captain 
Steve Lewis and the Clinical Investiga¬ 
tion Center staff 

Dr Crofford was also the principal 
speaker at Medical Grand Rounds on 
Jan. 16. 

Naval reservists 
under consideration 
for commodore rank 

The FY83 promotion selection 
boards, to recommend Naval Reserve 
inactive duty and TAR officers serving 
in the permanent grade of captain for 
permanent promotion to the grade of 
commodore, will convene Feb 22 

The following officers, among those 
to be considered, are the senior and 
junior officers in the promotion zone 
and junior officer eligible for considera¬ 
tion for promotion as of Jan. 22 
Officers serving in the permanent 
grade of captain who are in the same 
competitive category and are senior to 
the junior indicated for their respective 
competitive category, are eligible for 
consideration for promotion to com¬ 

Inactive Dental Corps I220X) 

Senior in zone Captain A. Lewan- 
dowski; junior in zone Captain J M 
Studdard. junior eligible Captain E J 

Inactive Medical Corps (21 OX) 

Senior in zone Captain W G. 
Podolsky; junior in zone Captain PL 
Black, junior eligible Captain N G Pare 



Pass in Review 

By HM2 Charles M. Frye 


The AFEES (Armed Forces Examin¬ 
ing and Entrance Stations) are no 
more; they are now called Military 
Enlistment Processing Stations 

The New Year name change came 
as a result of confusion of the old name 
with that of the Army and Air Force 
Exchange Service (AAFES) and as a 
gesture to more closely identify the 
centers with their parent command, the 
Military Enlistment Processing Com¬ 
mand (MEPCOM). 

The 67 processing stations, scat¬ 
tered throughout the U. S and its ter¬ 
ritories, conduct aptitude testing, medi¬ 
cal exams and administrative process¬ 
ing for persons enlisting in all the 
armed services. The AFEES were 
originally part of the U S Army 
Recruiting Command, but split from it 
in 1976, becoming a separate com¬ 
mand in 1979, with headquarters at 
Fort Sheridan, III. The command is 
rotated among officers of the Army, 
Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. 

The command is staffed by civilians 
and military of all the services, for a 
total of 2,900 personnel. This work 
force conducted some 2.2 million 
aptitude tests last fiscal year and pro¬ 
cessed some 770,000 enlistees 

The command is divided into three 
regions: East, Central and West MEP¬ 
COM, the last having its headquarters 
at Oakland Army Base. 

Under Navy Commander Jerry F 
Morrison, and with the assistance of 
60 military and civilians. West MEP¬ 
COM headquarters controls 20 MEPS 
in 15 western states, spread from 
Houston, Tex., to Honolulu, as well as 
two substations, one in Guam and 
another in Alaska. 

Four of the MEPS are in California: in 
San Diego, Los Angeles, Fresno and on 
Clay Street here in Oakland. 

The Oakland MEPS, under the com¬ 
mand of Marine Corps Lieutenant Col¬ 
onel Jack F Hansston, has 49 military 
and 25 civilian employees. Last fiscal 
year, they administratively processed 
the enlistments of 1 2,307 individuals 
entering all four services 

Small but important, this "purple 
suit outfit" insures that men and 
women entering the armed forces are 
processed into the ranks in a cost- 
effective fashion with a minimum of 
duplication of effort. (Reprinted with 
permission from Western Arrow.) 

BRIEFING —Medical Corps Rear 
Admiral A.C. Wilson. Project 
Manager for Fleet Hospital program, 
briefs military and civilian staff at 
the medical center during a Clinical 
Assembly on Jan. 18, The speaker 
conducted a two-hour program dis¬ 
cussing contingency planning, fleet 
orientation and medical support. 

HM2 Gregory Leavitt 
Discipline Petty Officer 

Now these are the taws of the Navy 
Unwritten and varied they be 
And he that is wise will observe them, 
Going down in his ship to the sea. 
As the wave rises dear to the hawse 

Washes aft, and is lost in the wake. 
So shall ye drop astern, all unheeded. 
Such times as the law ye forsake. 
Now these are the laws of the Navy, 
And many and mighty are they 
But the hull and the deck and the keel 
And the truck of the law is—OBEY. 
-Admiral Ronald Hop wood. Royal Navy 

According to the Master-at-Arms 
training manual "Discipline is con¬ 
sidered to be that attribute of a military 
organization which enables it to func¬ 
tion in a coordinated manner under 
different circumstances. Many factors 
contribute to the building of a well dis¬ 
ciplined organization. One of the instru¬ 
ments for achieving a high state of dis¬ 
cipline is military law." 

Master-at-Arms Chief Edward 
Sharp and his staff of the Security 
Branch of Operating Management Ser¬ 
vice are tasked with enforcing these 
laws and the many functions related to 
base security One division of the 
Security department is the Discipline 

Lieutenant Commander Joseph J 
Criscitiello, Chief, Operating Manage¬ 
ment Service, has been admitted to 
nomineeship in the American College 
of Hospital Administrators, according 
to a recent announcement made by 
Stuart A. Wesbury, Jr.. Ph D., President 
of the Chicago-based professional 

In his new affiliation, the Navy Medi¬ 
cal Service Corps officer will |oin a per¬ 
sonal membership organization com¬ 
prised of the leading chief executive 
officers and their administrative col¬ 
leagues serving hospitals and health 
service facilities in the United States, 
Canada, and other countries. 

The American College of Hospital 
Administrators, founded in 1933, 4S 
dedicated to the provision of quality 
patient care through competent 
administration of hospitals and health 
service facilities. Toward this objective, 
ACHA conducts a comprehensive 
professional education program focus¬ 
ing on all facets of the managerial pro 

Membership in ACHA consists of 
three categories Nomineeship Mem 
bership. and Fellowship To advance in 
status, an affiliate must pass a 

Section, which is responsible for pro- . 
cessing report chits This includes 
receiving the chit, notifying the 
individual that a report has been 
received on him, making an investiga¬ 
tion, interviewing the complainant, and 
processing the chit through appropri¬ 
ate channels. 

At Naval Regional Medical Center 
Oakland, Hospital Corpsman Second 
Class Gregory S. Leavitt is the Discip¬ 
line Petty Officer Although the duties 
of his office bring him into contact 
with' others under adverse circums¬ 
tances he uses that contact in a posi¬ 
tive manner He may counsel the 
individual, suggest alternative methods 
to handle stress (rather than going UA), 
or just advise an individual of the pro¬ 
cedures that will take place 

"Not everyone we come in contact 
with is looking for an easy way out." 
he said "Some realize that they have 
made a mistake and are willing to 
suffer the consequences Our depart¬ 
ment avoids typecasting individuals ' 
and treats each case on its own 
merits." Petty Officer Leavitt * 
encourages departments to handle 
minor infractions on that level, 
however, commenting that there are 
those individuals who leave a depart¬ 
ment no alternative but to submit ? 
report chit Although his job is a 
difficult one, he is still able to receive 
"satisfaction by helping others." 

Petty Officer Leavitt recently mar¬ 
ried the former Bonita Ela, who was 
stationed at this command until hei 
departure to Aerospace Medicine * 
Technician School and her subsequent 
assignment to Norfolk, Va. He is cur¬ 
rently trying to get orders to the east 
coast to be near his wife 

Leavitt has been in the Navy for 10 
years and originally was a Boatswain's I • 
Mate. He has served on two aircraft 
carriers, the USS CORAL SEA and the 
USS ENTERPRISE. He changed to the 
corpsman rating after developing an 
interest in the medical field He has 
been awarded the Vietnam Service. 
Vietnam Campaign. Humanitarian Ser¬ 
vice. National Defense, Navy Marks¬ 
man. and Good Conduct medals He 
has also received Sea Service Battle 
Efficiency ribbons and the Navy Unit 
Citation. He enjoys weightlifting and 
gymnastics and hopes to complete 20 
years in the military. 

stringent written and oral examination 
and also contribute to the health field's 
literature by writing a thesis or case 

In addition, the society publishes the 
major professional journal serving the 
broad health service field and I 
periodically issues task force reports 
and monographs on topics pertinent to 
health service delivery. 

LCDR Criscitiello holds a bachelor s 
degree in health care administration 
and is currently working toward a 
master's in management 

Red Cross office 
closes for lunch 

New operating hours of the Red 
Cross office at Oak Knoll are 8 a m. to 
noon, and 1 to 4 p m.. Monday through 
Friday The office will be closed and 
locked during the lunch hour from noon 
to 1 pm. 

Those desiring emergency service 
from the Red Cross during weekends 
or after duty hours are encouraged to 
call the Officer of the Day Desk at Ext 
241 1. or the answering service at 834- 

LCDR Criscitiello accepted by ACHA 


Page 5 

% j-- P.bfu»'V 5 1982 

Comings and Goings 

Gene Helmuth to retire 

,,p a , r winds and following 

i , 0 { \y e following personnel who 
TT e recently departed this command 
o I Medical Corps Lieutenant Com- 

* L p " ,s . 10 0k,na . v, » „ 

uT Medical Corps Lieutenant Jeffrey 
a F Hospital Apprentice Malcolm 
Mjndv released from active duty 
Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Ponald Burwell released from active 

^Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
^feonaki p^on released from active 

JT Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
• Teny A Bogard to NRMC Okinawa 
Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
r.|* n Lounsbury to NRMC Subic Bay 
j, 1 Hosp'talman Douglas L Williams, to 
Camp Pendleton Calif 

Dental Technician Third Class 
Luanna Warnecke released from active 

Lieutenant (junior grade) Robert 
Heffner. to USS RANGER 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Rene 
Garcia, released from active duty 
,,| Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Catherine Roberge, released from 

i, 0 ct»ve duty 

Hospitalman Armidee Mack, to 
i Camp Lejeune. N C 

Dental Technician Second Class 
Ronnie McGhee released from actrve 

Bo'ler Technician Michael Hamilton. 

Hospitalman Tawan Givens, to 
... NRMC Patuxent River, Md 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Jjmes Hunsmger, to Lemoore. Calif 
Hospitalman Jeff Scott, to Ft Sam 
„ Houston Tex 

Hospitalman Alice Arredondo, to Ft. 
.. Sam Houston. Tex 

Interior Communications Electrician 
^ Second Class Keith Hammer, to USS 


j, j Lieutenant Commander Robert Mur- 
i jpny. to NRMC Long Beach. Calif 

e [ Hospitalman John L. Bredon. to 
r Camp Pendleton. Calif 
s f Hospitalman Karen Cox. to Japan 


Welcome aboard" to newly 

Ensign Michael Watkins, Nurse 

Ensign Karen Lundgren. Nurse 

qI Lieutenant (junior grade) Kevin 
Marty Nurse Corps 
Lieutenant (junior grade) Aurelia 
Caufthirst Nurse Corps 
Lieutenant Stephen Lindsey, Nurse 
« Corps 

Ensign Stanley Higgtns, Clinical 

J Clerk 

Hospital Recruit Raymond Fer¬ 
nandez Nursing Service 

Dental Recruit Valerie J Barbrauld. 
Dental Service 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Lee Ray Medical Repair 

Hospitalman Jack Means. Nursing 

Lieutenant Don R Pearson, 



Lieutenant Commander Patricia Mai- 
lander. Nurse Corps 
Lieutenant Commander Thomas 
Wadsworth, Medical Service Corps 
Hospital Corpsman Third Class Rene 
Garcia. Psychiatry 


To Lieutenant (junior grade) Roger 
Cagle Nursing Service 

Lieutenant Jeffrey Kneisl, Medical 

Navy daughter 
now in uniform 

Although she's relatively new to 
Navy service. Hospital Apprentice Jen¬ 
nifer A Tate, as the daughter of two 
Navy parents, is not exactly unfamiliar 
with it. 

Jennifer, 19. is the daughter of Tac¬ 
tical Nuclear Warfare Commander. 
William Tate, now on duty in 
Washington, D C Her mother Judith, 
who now teaches school in Virginia, 
was once a Navy journalist stationed at 
Treasure Island 

The young corpsman who has been 
wearing Navy blue for six months, is 
currently awaiting a March seat in the 
Operating Room Technician School 
here In the meantime, she is working in 
the Command Career Counselor's 

After her first hitch. Jennifer hopes 
to get a degree in nursing, become a 
nurse anesthetist, and come back into 
the Navy in the Nurse Corps 

Back in her hometown of 
Springfield. Va.. she taught gymnastics 
in the community and was also a camp 
counselor She swims and/or runs 
every day for exercise, and enjoys soc¬ 
cer. football and softball "for fun " 
Jennifer's other off-duty interest is 
playing the guitar 

Oak Knoll will lose one of its most 
skilled craftsmen on Feb 15 when 
Gene R Helmuth retires after 33 years 

Modelmaker Helmuth, who works in 
the Prosthetics Laboratory and custom 
builds artificial knee and other 
mechanical joints for amputees. Las 
also built and/or modified medical 
equipment during the 31 years he has 
been employed at Naval Regional Medi¬ 
cal Center Oakland Other civil service 
was with the Naval Supply Center in 

Gene served in the U S Army's 
69th Infantry Division for 18 months of 
World War II He earned a Purple Heart 
and lost a leg in the Battle of the Bulge 
in Germany (1944-45). 

Released from the Aimy, he took 
apprenticeship training for six years 

with a logging truck manufacturer 
before being employed at the supply 
center as an automotive machinist. 

Born in Oakland and a graduate of 
Fremont High School, Gene and his 
wife Greta will make their retirement 
home in a condominium they own in 
Lakeport. She, too. is retiring from her 
job as a medical transcriptiomst with 
Eden Hospital in Castro Valley The 
couple has three grown children and 
one granddaughter. 

Gene and Greta, who also own a 
motor home, plan to travel Gene says 
he will join a health club, "swim every 
day; take an English course at nearby 
Mendocino College, and study automo¬ 
tive electronics." 

The Helmuths will be honored in a 
Sayonara Party at the Porthole on the 
evening of Feb. 12. 

Taylor new head of school 

S L ^ ,eu,enan f Debra Parker, Nurse 

Lieutenant -Tima Roemer, Nurse 

Lieutenant Dennis Jordan, Nurse 

' Corps 

Lieutenant Deborah Farrard. Nurse 

Lieutenant Sharon Figg. Nurse 
; Corps 

Lieutenant Commander Carol Rid- 
tel Nurse Corps 

hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Te "V Cummings 

Hospitalman Ralph Albie. OR 


Hospitalman Susan Albie, Nursing 

Hospital Recruit Zenada Poage. 
Nursing Service 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
^ J Mauro, Psychiatry 
Lieutenant Oeborah Bane. Nursing 

Hospitalman Charlene Dawson. 
fur$»ng Service 

Dentaiman Clay Davis, Dental Ser¬ 

- H°>P'talman Juan Escudero, Nursing 

r t 

HA Jennifer Tate 

Lieutenant Commander Michael A 
Taylor assumed the duties of Director. 
Basic X-Ray School in mid-January, 

Krevans vs. Sooy 

Julius R Krevans. MD, dean of the 
UC-San Francisco School of Medicine 
for the past 10 years, has been 
appointed as the fifth chancellor of the 
UC-San Francisco campus 

He will succeed Francis A Sooy. 
MD. who announced last summer that 
he would resign effective July 1, after 
serving 10 years as chancellor, in order 
to devote more time to his medical 

Krevans served as the 1980-81 
chairman of the Association of 
American Medical Colleges, helping 
develop public policy for the organiza¬ 
tion which represents 126 medical 
schools, some 400 teaching hospitals 
and 80 professional societies Addi¬ 
tionally. he has served on boards and 
committees of numerous national 
foundations, government agencies and 
organizations, including the American 
Board of Internal Medicine 

relieving Lieutenant Commander Karl 
Mendenhall who was transferred to the 
National Navy Medical Center at 

Lieutenant Commander Taylor is a 
radiation physicist and the administra¬ 
tive assistant to Chief of Radiology 
Service He acts as director of the 
school in one of his several collateral 

The school celebrated its second 
year of operation in January, and Mr 
Taylor becomes its third director 

RADM Gorsuch 
receives medal 

The Secretary of the Navy recently 
awarded the Legion of Merit to Rear 
Admiral George E Gorsuch, MC. USN, 
for his outstanding service while com¬ 
manding Naval Regional Medical 
Center, Portsmouth, Va. August 1978 
to July 1981 

Rear Admiral Gorsuch is currently 
the Deputy Surgeon General of the 

Page 6 


Friday. February 5, I9f 

Dietary fat in heart disease 
subject for SF symposium 

Recent advances in the understanding of cholesterol metabolism, the role of diet 
in heart disease, and diagnosis and treatment of hyperlipidemia (elevated blood 
cholesterol and fatty acids) will be discussed at a Feb 18 symposium co-sponsored 
by the UC-San Francisco Gladstone Foundation Laboratories for Cardiovascular Dis¬ 
ease and the S. F. Chapter of the American Heart Association. Entitled "Coronary 
Artery Heart Disease: Hyperlipidemia and Its Management," it will be held at the 
Mark Hopkins Hotel from 12 30-5 p m. 

Designed for practicing physicians, the symposium features experts who bring 
the latest knowledge from clinical studies, epidemiology and basic medical research. 

The symposium fee is $35. Physicians may claim up to three hours of Category I 
credit toward the California Medical Association Certificate in Continuing Medical 
Education To register contact Ms. Kari Olila, American Heart Association, San Fran¬ 
cisco Chapter, 421 Powell Ave., San Francisco 94102, 415/433-2273 

ACLS courses to be offered here 

A new schedule of Advanced Car¬ 
diac Life Support (ACLS) courses has 
been announced by Lieutenant Com¬ 
mander Bonnie B. Potter, Training 
Officer in the Department of Internal 

The first series of classes will be 
held Feb 25-26. Others scheduled are 
April 7-8, and June 10-1 1. Classes will 
be all day, from 8 a m. to 4 30 p m. 

Registration for each course is 
limited, Dr. Potter said, and applicants 
will be taken on a "first-come" basis. 
Registration deadlines are: Course 82- 
1: Feb. 10; 82-2: March 23; 82-3: 
May 26. 

A mandatory prerequisite is cer¬ 
tification in Basic Cardiac Life Support 
within 12 months prior to the ACLS 
course. All residents in their final year 
of residency and Emergency Room 
watch standers especially are 
encouraged to enroll in these classes 

Upon completion, American Heart 
Association ACLS provider certifica¬ 
tion will be awarded those who suc¬ 

cessfully complete 85 percent on the 
written examination and near-perfect 
proficiency in performance skills. 

Registrants will receive advance 
materials and further information 
Those interested in attending should 
contact Dr. Potter in writing at Box 
169. NRMC Oakland 

Herpes—one to five 

' Apparently, the (World War II 
venereal disease) films were success¬ 
ful. By the time peace broke out. most 
of the G/'s hadn't."—Dick Cavett, 
"Remember When" 

Times haven't really changed. Be¬ 
tween 10 and 14 million Americans will 
contract a venereal disease in 1982, 
and the majority of them will be be¬ 
tween 1 5 and 29 years old. 

The herpes virus affects about one 
in five sexually active adults. And 
remember, as of today science hasn't 
yet found a cure for herpes. 

Second-hand smoke 

Could it be that you are. in part, 
responsible for your child's frequent 
clinical visits for repeated upper 
respiratory, middle ear or lung infec¬ 
tions? Would you believe that your 
child's exposure to your tobacco 
smoke may lead to his or her 
hospitalization and surgery? Simply 
stated, medical experts believe that 
such distress and disease have been 
caused by one or more of the 3.000 
gases found in tobacco smoke 

Each cubic centimeter of cigarette 
smoke (about the size of a one-inch 
cube) contains about 1.000 million 
particles that are small enough to 
penetrate the smallest lung sacs. It has 
been reported that a smoker who 
inhales retains 68 to 70 percent of 
those particles. But whether you inhale 
or not. the fact is your child is inhaling 
your tobacco smoke and is retaining 
particles that are harmful to such small, 
developing, fragile lungs. In essence 
your child is an involuntary smoker and 
has statistically entered the realm of 

hazard to kiddies 

those having illnesses related 
tobacco smoke. 

What about the unborn child? 
Swedish study of more than 6 OC 
pregnant women revealed that tl 
"total death risk" —still-births ar 
deaths of infants up to the age of » 
year —was 60 percent higher f 
offspring of smokers than nonsmokei. 
In view of these facts, it appears th 
the smoker, parent or not has som< 
thing far more important to consid 
than his or her wishes, desires or right 
(NES-Courtesy of Crosswind) 



A quick look 

at recent health care 


Just as a teacup loses its ring when it's cracked, so too bones lose their 
characteristic "ring" when they have been fractured. Researchers, reports 
Science magazine, applied force to the ends of animal bones which were suspended 
by a fulcrum, and cataloged the resultant sounds of healthy and damaged bones. 
They then devised a system by which human bones are subjected to ultrasound 
pulses, the emitted sounds are then compared with the patient's healthy limb The 
technique, when it is perfected, could have important applications: For example, jog¬ 
gers frequently suffer microfractures of their leg bones which are difficult to detect 
by x-rays, but which if not treated develop sometimes into major problems. The 
"ring" of the jogger's leg would reveal the fracture Also monitoring the healing of 
the complex fractures, which must now be done with frequent x-rays, could be 
accomplished by innocuous acoustic means. 

As the long-term survival rates of leukemia and Hodgkin's Disease patients con¬ 
tinue to improve, successfully treated young women have naturally enough won¬ 
dered about the possibility of bearing children. Two separate articles report that 
the prospects are optimistic. In the New England Journal of Medicine researchers 
from Stanford University said that in 103 women Hodgkin's Disease patients who 
were treated by irradiation, chemotherapy or a combination of the two, infertility was 
directly related to the amount and duration of radiation to the pelvic region In the 
study group 20 women became pregnant after treatment, with no fetal deaths 
and no birth defects among the 24 infants who were born As to leukemia patients, 
the prospects of child-bearing are even better. In the Journal of the American 
Medical Association (JAMA) a resident of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 
reported on a study of 163 leukemia patients who had received chemotherapy 
Females seemed especially resilient although he did find that in 29 of the 73 males 
studied viable sperm were produced after chemotherapy. 

The Journal of Public Health reports the number of permanently disabled peo¬ 
ple in the United States is rising faster than the total population. They increased 
by 30 2 percent between 1966 and 1976. while the total population increased in the 
same period by ten percent One in seven Americans are now disabled, with all age 
groups affected The rise in numbers is perhaps due to better identification of the 
disabled and improved health care which means lower mortality figures Analysis of 
the data shows that there has been a 56 percent increase in rheumatism and 
arthritis—replacing heart disease as the number one cause of disablement—and a 
1 74 percent increase in diabetes Under the age of 45 years, asthma, visual and 
hearing loss, and muscle, bone and movement problems are the leading causes of 
disability From 45 to 64 years, diabetes, muscle and bone problems and circulatory 
diseases lead the pack For those 65 and older circulatory problems and diabetes 
increased the most 



Health hazards 
in cocaine use 

The American Medical Association 
(AMA) recently stated, "There is now 
no doubt at all that marijuana is a 
dangerous drug, with great potential 
for serious harm " Studies reviewed by 
the association point to a growing body 
of evidence from both animal and 
human experiments and from clinical 
observations that marijuana is "by no 
means" a harmless amusement 

That conclusion supports the state¬ 
ment by Admiral Thomas B Hayward, 
Chief of Naval Operations, that 
"habitual use of illegal drugs ultimately 
results in tragedy both to the user and, 
all too frequently, to fellow shipmates." 
Admiral Hayward's statement was 
contained in NAVOP 172/81. which 
announced a "get-tough" policy on 
drugs and drug offenders. 

Recent research shows that can- 
nabinoids contain psycho-active subs¬ 
tances of high potency and rapid onset. 
These substances target the brain and 
cause changes in brainwave patterns. 
Acute marijuana intoxication impairs 
learning memory, comprehension, 
thinking and general intellectual perfor¬ 
mance. Adverse psychological conse¬ 
quences may be long-lasting 

Other organs are also affected 
Marijuana smoke contains larger 
amounts of cancer-causing hydrocar¬ 
bons than tobacco smoke Bronchitis 
and emphysema are common in regular 
users and lung damage can appear in 
three months with daily use. 

Studies have raised the concern that 
chronic use may have the potential to 
cause at least temporary infertility 
Sperm abnormalities have been noted 
among lab animals. 

In testimony before the House sele 
committee on narcotics abuse and co 
trol. Dr Robert C. Peterson, Assista 
Director, Division of Research of tJ 
National Institute on Drug Abus 
reported that illicit use of the dr U 
cocaine may be hazardous to a 
individual's health The hazards rang 
from adverse psychological respons 
to death. 

One common hazard is damage t 
nasal tissue According to Dr Petersoi 
"When used repeatedly, cocain 
causes local tissue death from th 
decreased blood supply This results i 
ulceration of the mucous membrane y 
the nose In mild cases the symptorri- 
resemble those of the common co 
with stuffy or running nose. Continu* 
use of over-the-counter nasal spra 
often becomes necessary to perr 
breathing through the nose." 

Clinical reports have described : | 
range of adverse psychologic,-' 
responses to heavier, more prolong • 
use of cocaine on a daily bas 
Hallucinations reported resemble tho 
of the alcoholic experiencing "DT’s 
The user believes that bugs, snakes, . „ 
other animals are burrowing benea 
the skin. This belief can be so vivid th, 
the person tears at the skin in an effa 
to rid it of the imagined pest. 

Death from cocaine use. whi 
uncommon, does occasionally occ. 
There is no question that cocaine c< 
cause death as a direct effect or 
pharmacological action 

Norfolk takes aim 

Following the advice of the Chief of 
Naval Operations. Admiral Thomas B 
Hayward, that a "business as usual" 
approach would be unsuccessful in 
combating drug abuse. Rear Admiral 
Joseph F Frick, Commander Naval 
Base Norfolk, has established a 
"Tidewater Area Alcohol and Drug 
Abuse Advisory Council” comprised of 
representatives from every major 
crackdown on drug abusers at Norfolk 
naval facilities. 

Though the council's recommenda¬ 
tions are still in the planning stage area 
commanders have already taken posi¬ 
tive action which includes an increase 
in car searches, spot inspections at sta- 

; 1 

at drug abusers 

tion bachelor living quarters ar 
searches aboard ship Drug detectk 
dogs are being used in many of tl 
searches and their use is expected 
increase when the naval static! 
receives an additional 10 dogs. Cor 
manding officers of area ships also a 
requesting dog searches, as they ha 
routinely in the past. - 

Drug abusers identified by the 
searches, or by any other authoriz> 
method, potentially may be discharg 
under "other than honorable" cone 
tions This type of discharge may res' 
in forfeiture of a number of veterar 
benefits and service allowances. 


Page 7 

^A.rliiv F*Kr.»*»v K 

So you stayed at home, did you? 

By Sally Young 

Valentines in Verse 


bom tc o ve and be loved This is the way I have to be. for Tve never had a desire or wish to keep my 
Atitrough love has brought me naught but despair and misery. I bear it again and once again, 
■e most unbearable u the emptiness / feet when I have my fancy free 

lo fove you my darting, my dear 8ut now! s/t atone m my room and shed many a tost and bitter tear 
once again my love's betrayed, and my love for you has grown ragged and frayed. My love once new. 
on. so true, has faded away like morning dew 

fpud think twas enough to make me stop: to cease to love so needlessly, stumbling blindly into love 
vreedwgly Sut once more trembling with an arrow piercing my heart, heart throbbing, eyes dreamy.l 
- & pan when I gaze mo the eyes of the one / adore And so I doom myself to love's fate once 
tK^r—so sure so sure so very sure 

— Betty Martin, Mailroom 


r could a dream compare 
o the mysterious woman sitting (hare 
to ayes met and at once I knew. 

^ the one lady / must pursue 

to together grew day by day 
‘ranted my life to be no other way 
to ou' dast-ny s charted-it fust couldn’t last 
* f we were two people—victims of our past 

bly one month to share 
said all in love it fan 
fc we must spend a lifetime - 
f the meantime— 

f wh ** we can gel 
P l|0vw ¥ we ll never forget. 

Mtod with warmth and laughter, 
t d supposed to be happy ever after?* 

^ * short story with the last word goodbye 
Jf z*n f change the ending even if we try. 

to empty, lonely deys 

< f K9 ^ j7ty of ur * gone our separate ways 
won an <f lost in such 8 Short time — 
h WfSh tedy could have been mine 

!tor on* month to share 
tr° *** a " "> tova is fair? 

Jj° * , v * *bant a hfatime- 
* the meantima— 

•to? what wa could gat 
'•e«ng wa II navar forget 

~HM1 PhilUp Leach 
NNMC Memphis 
Ifcnmeily of NRMC Oakland) 


Roses may be red. and violets they are blue 
But on this Valentine s Day 
/ share a love with the likes of you. 

(and many other residents of the bayJ 

The n/ners in gold. V? red. 

(and Raiders, silver n black) 

They raise the pulse of the very dead— 

And strip our teeth of plaque/ 

Now soon 'twill be spring. 

With the Oakland A \a and Billy 
Excitement they'll surety bring 
And once again we ll go silly 

We'll dap. boo. stomp and cheer— 
(Sometimes argue with the other fellow) 
We 7/ carry our pennants and other gear. 
While wearing caps green n' yellow 

Love comes and goes in life — 

There often is no reason 
But child, husband, or wife , 

We all like baseball seasonI 

— Betty Beck 
Oak Leaf 


sweet symphony 
in the quiet 
secret corners 
of my mind 

how i long to 
lose myself in 
thost- eyes WF 

to feet those 
arms hold me dose 
to your heart 

hold me 

let me dose enough 
to FEEL 

your music loud end 

- Betty Martin 

In case you haven't heard, the 
the MGM Grand Hotel in Reno is sensa¬ 
tional. as members of the recent 
Special Services trip found out 

Along with all the other benefits 
offered to the military in this special 
package, were a few big pots Chief 
Claude Gorie and Dorothy Gone were 
the luckiest with a $500 jackpot in the 
dollar machine (However, that old ban¬ 
dit got $400 of it back.) 

Lily Thompson of Patient Affairs 
was kind enough to loan her husband 
lunch money after she won $350 on a 
keno ticket 

The third big winner was Mrs 
Rayma L Price. Capt, U S Army Ret 
(calls herself an "Old Army Nurse" — 
she joined up in 1941, but people 
today should have so much energy) 
Mrs Price won $110 on the five and 
ten-cent machines 

Fourth in the winner's circle were 
Mary and Roy Takai whose winnings 
paid for their trips The Takai's brought 
a lot of fun to all when they presented 
Sara Lou Knight's husband. Bill, with 
two unusual birthday presents a red 
Japanese birthday cap and gown and a 
bottle of birthday control pills What 
are Birthday Control Pills? JELLY 
BEANS. OF COURSE! (Pharmacy, 
please note) 

SH2 Ron Abad of Special Services 
and friend, along with AK1 Ameciete 
and DK2 Enriquez were still smiling 
when they left the bus, as were Alice 
King (Red Cross), Joan Gilmore (Peds) 
and Dorothy Shogren. 

In the "Win some/lose some" 
category were LT Brian Clayton, LT 
Konrad Hayaski, Dr. and Mrs. Carl 
Samten, HM3 Chris Barclay of ENT, 

Bev, Patrick 
in TV movie 

The editor has learned that Bev 
O'Shea and her son Patrick, former 
Oak Knoll residents, have small parts in 
a Paramount movie filmed at Pt. 
Hueneme for television release next fall. 
The film is entitled "Winds of War." 

Mrs O'Shea, the wife of HMC Mike 
O'Shea, was very active in Navy- 
oriented community affairs when the 
family was stationed here. She was the 
founder of the Oak Knoll Youth Center 

At Pt Hueneme, Bev continues to be 
active, serving as Ombudsman, work¬ 
ing part time at a church, speaking to 
women's groups, etc Mike returns 
from Operation Deep Freeze on Feb 20 
and Bev will meet him in Hawaii. 

Chaplain's Corner 

HM3 Donna Glass of Patient Affairs, RN 
Mildred Johnson of PCU and Col 
Aquilla Walker, U S Army, Ret HM3 
Manual Naguit and friend said they had 
a lot of fun in spite of lighter pockets 

CDR Pat White and CDR Bernice 
Spamer loved that cold water in the 
morning after having paid the old rob¬ 
bers. Nancy Campulli of Duplicating 
and her daughter want to move into 
MGM, and. it is rumored that Mrs Helen 
Verran. in spite of having had the best 
seat in the house for the show, intends 
to try the trapeze next time. 

On the way home, the question was 
raised. "When are we going again?" 
Watch the Oak Leaf. 

Fishing poor now; 
improvement coming 

The East Bay Regional Park District 
reports poor fishing success in most of 
its lakes due to various factors, includ¬ 
ing high muddy water, strong winds, 
cold rains, flooding and turbid water 

The catfish at Lake Chabot have 
even fizzled out. probably due to a 
large influx of worms and other tasty 
morsels, allowing them to feast on 
other than bait. 

A few trout and cats are being taken 
at Don Castro in Hayward between 
storms by anglers using eggs and 
nightcrawlers Also, clear water per¬ 
sists at Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton 
and this results in good catches of 
trout to 14 inches long. 

Hang in there —trout plants are 
being made this month and good fish¬ 
ing is just around the corner 

The following new additions to the 
medical "family" have arrived at Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland: 

A baby girl to Commander David B. 
Moyer, Treasure Island Branch Clinic, 
and his wife Caroline, Jan. 14 

A baby girl to Lieutenant John Ben- 
dele. Jr.. Anesthesiology, and his wife 
Judith, Jan 17. 

A baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
First Class Shelley A Gofstein, 
Laboratory Service, and his wife 
Violetta, Jan 19 

A baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class John Bangs, Security, and 
his wife Jeannette, Jan 21. 

A baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class Keith Lambert, PMT School 
student, and his wife Pamela, Jan 23. 

One little lift can tip the scales 

By Father Mel Hary 

Edward Steichen. who eventually became one of the world's most renowned 
photographers, almost gave up the day he shot his first pictures. 

At 16, young Steichen bought a camera and took 50 photos Only one turned 
out —a portrait of his sister at the piano 

Edward s father thought it a poor showing But his mother insisted that the photo¬ 
graph of his sister was so beautiful that it more than compensated for 49 failures 

Her encouragement convinced the youngster to stick with his new hobby He 
stayed with it for the rest of his life But it had been a close call 

What tipped the scales? 

A person who had enough vision to spot a little excellence in the midst of a lot of 
failures, who cared enough to point out a small achievement instead ot dwelling on 
obvious shortcomings, who gave a gentle word of encouragement instead of a 
thoughtless putdown 

Each of us faces choices every day Our decisions may not drastically affect any¬ 
one's life But they might We won't know in advance 

One thing is certain-if we don't choose to "build up," well never know 

Page 8 


Friday. February 5. Iflf 

Scenes by the sidelines 

By Ron Brown 

ENT maintains slim lead over Medicine in basketball 

ENT maintained their unbeaten record of 8-0 by virtue of their win over 
Anesthesiology on Jan. 6. and their 42-41 squeaker over OPD on Jan . 13, culminat¬ 
ing with a 57-18 win over ARS Medicine stayed right on ENT's tail with a 54-42 win 
over MSC (now in third place) on Jan. 6, and a blistering 68-32 win over NP on 
Jan 1 3, followed by their impressive 78-36 win over Special Services on Jan. 20. 
Games played Jan. 6 

In other games played. OPD scored an easy 67-21 victory over Med Repair. D 
Daniels led all scorers with 26 points on 13 field goals. M Ford followed with 18 
markers on 8 field goals and 2 free throws. K. Hammer and G. McDonald each had 6 
points in a losing cause for Med. Repair 

NP handed the All Stars their worst defeat of the season as the score ended up 
53-1 6. B Carey split the net for 1 8 points on 9 field goals. L. Gomez led the losers 
with 9 points. 

Special Services, under the able leadership of HMCM Marumoto, stayed in the 
thick of the race with a commanding 54-30 win over ARS. A Peralta and T. Lewis 
scored 19 and 16 points respectively for Special Services. C Staats and F. Rocke¬ 
feller each had 10 points in a losing cause for ARS 

In the feature game of the night, two of the league's power houses met with 
Medicine maintaining a slim lead for second place with a 54-42 win over MSC M 
Terry led all scorers with 23 points A Brakeford split the net for 19 points on 6 field 
goals and 7 free throws. D Love contributed 1 3 points also in a losing cause for 

Games played Jan. 13 

With M Terry garnering 22 points. Medicine dumped NP into a tie for fifth place in 
the league as they easily handed them a 68-32 loss. NP just could not keep up with 
the balanced scoring attack of Medicine as three players scored in double figures 
Along with Terry's 22 points, B Malone chipped in 18 markers and S Baez followed 
with 16 R. Issett led the losers with 14 points. 

Special Services, with the ailing "coach” Marumoto at the helm, moved into 
undisputed possession of fourth place with a resounding 65-40 win over the All 
Stars. T D Louis led Special Services with 20 points (12 in the second half). A 
Pareja led the losers wixn 1 5 points on 7 field goals and 1 free throw 

With John Jennette paving the way with 12 points. Anesthesiology had to extend 
themselves to defeat a much improved quintet from ARS. S. Staats led the losers 
with 10 points. Final score was 35-32 with Anesthesiology getting the edge 

After leading only by 2 points at half, ENT barely nosed out OPD by a final score 
of 42-41 OPD outscored ENT 21 -20 in the second half. G. Stevens led ENT with 18 
points on 9 field goals (6 in the first half) D Daniels scored 11 points for the losers. 
ENT maintains their lead in first place and looms as the team to beat in 1982 

Med Repair outscored MSC in the second half 40-33, but could not overcome the 
first half lead of 32-21 by MSC as the latter went on to win 65-61 and hold a slim 
one-game lead over Special Services in third place MSC has held their season record 
to 5-2, with Special Services right on their tail with a 4-3 record. 

Games played Jan. 20 

Med Repair came close to forcing an overtime game against NP, but fell short as 
P Wood scored one of the most important baskets in his career at NRMCO by scor¬ 
ing the all-important 33rd point for NP at the Luzzer. Wood ended up the night with 
6 points. B Carey led all scorers with 14 points as K Hammer led the losers with 9 

With three players scoring in double figures, Medicine had an easy time of it as 
they defeated Special Services by a score of 78-36. S. Baez led his Med team with 
30 points (his high for the season) followed by S Williams with 25 points. The other 
Medicine player in double numbers was B Malone, who garnered 1 6 markers 

ENT also had three men in double figures as they still"rule the roost," winning 
easily over ARS Lewis, Trapp and Fields scored 12. 11, and 10 points respectively 
for ENT F Rockefeller led the losers with 6 points. 

Despite Doug Love's 23 points, MSC fell short by 20 points as OPD put one of 
their best games together with four players hitting double digits Daniels connected 
for 18 points to lead OPD, followed by Tosie, Ford and Mays with 12, 11, and 10 
respectively Fox, although in a losing cai 

Standings tl 



Special Services 

Med Repair 

Be a VISIBLE jogger 

People who jog along roads used by 
motor vehicles should 

• Jog only on shoulders of the road. 

• Jog in the direction of oncoming 

• Stay on the outside edge of the 
shoulder at curves, the crest of a hill, or 
when the sun is at your back and in 
oncoming drivers' eyes. 

• Come to a full stop at all intersec¬ 
tions. even if you have the right-of- 

• Jog during daylight hours, if 

• Wear bright colored clothing, 
preferably with reflective material 

U S Government Printing Olllce 
1979 33235 689 150/21 

use, scored 1 2 points for MSC 

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1 000 

Obey these simple rules and you 
should enjoy many miles of accident- 
free jogging— MAC News Service 

Military admitted 

All military personnel in uniform or 
with active IDs are invited to attend the 
upcoming races at Golden Gate Fields 
with free admission to the grandstand, 
courtesy of the Pacific Racing Associa¬ 

The 1982 season will run for 100 
racing days, Feb. 9-June 26. The 
thoroughbreds will run five days a 
week, Tuesdays through Saturday, 
with first post at 1 p m. throughout the 

Valentine Day Run 
benefits heart group 

The American Heart Association is 
sponsoring a Valentine Day Run on 
Saturday, Feb 13 around Lake Merritt 
in Oakland, with all proceeds from the 
race benefiting the heart association’s 
Alameda County Chapter 

The run will begin in Lakeside Park 
near the Natural Science Center 
(Bellevue Ave. at Perkins St ) at 10 
a m., rain or shine, and will feature both 
5 kilometer (3.1 miles) and 10 
kilometers (6 2 miles) laps. 

Trophies will be awarded in each 
class, men and women, in both 5K and 
10K to include 17 and under, 18-29, 
30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over, 
and wheelchair. T-shirts will go to all 
participants and refreshments will be 

Runners may register on race day 
from 8 to 10 a.m.; $7 registration fee 
for adults, $5 for those under 16 

Winter parties at 

free of charge 

entire meeting 

The racetrack is located on the b« 
at Albany, just off Highway 80. 

Sign up today 
for volleyball 

The signup deadline is today 
for those active duty personnel 
who would like to join the 
intramural volleyball teams on 
base. Entry blanks can be 
obtained at Special Services, 
Bldg. 38, or by .calling Ext. 

If enough entries are 
received, league play will start 
soon on Thursday nights this 

Ron Brown said coaches are 
also needed for men's and 
women's varsity teams to com¬ 
pete in district competition. 

Salmon Lake 

Once again Salmon Lake Lodge, 
high in the Sierras near the top of Yuba 
Pass, is offering cross-country ski par¬ 

The lodge will stock up on groceries 
and have a warm fire waiting They will 
meet your group at Bassett’s Station, 
using snow-tractors and cargo sleds to 
haul in personal gear Members of your 
party will ski to Salmon Lake or ride on 
the snow-tractors (towing from behind 
can also be arranged). 

The cost for this real winter 
experience is $85 per adult for the 
weekend and $50 for a child of 12 or 
younger It is best to pick a time when 
you can be away from work for three 
days so you can stay at the lodge for 
two nights 

Weekends presently available o 
Feb 20-21. 27-28; March 1 2-13, 2C 
21, 27-28; and Apr 3-4 

If you would like to make up a part^ 
or join one. please call Sally at 247$ 
Special Services, and she will help yo 
make the arrangements. 



1977 Cape Dory 19-foot sloop 
Anchor, compass and-extras Call , 
Bethel. 846-1583. evenings 

Friday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m.-THE MAN WITH BOGART'S FACE-Robert Saccf 
Franco Nero —Comedy/PG 

Saturday, Feb. 6, 1 p.m. —LION OF THE DESERT —Anthony Quinn, Oliv 
Reed—War Drama/PG 

Saturday, Feb. 6. 3 p.m.-THE NORTH AVENUE IRREGULAR'S-Edward He 
rmann, Susan Clark —Comedy/G 

Sunday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.-THE HUNTER —Steve McQueen. Eli Wallach* 

Monday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. —MARY POPPINS —Julie Andrews. Dick Van Dyke 

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.-CONTINENTAL DIVIDE-John Belushi. RU 
Brown —Romantic Drama/PG 

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.-THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT S WOMAN 
Meryl Streep. Jeremy Irons—Drama R 

Thursday, Feb. 11.6:30 p.m.-AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON —Dav 
Naughton. Jenny Agutter —Horror Comedy R 

Friday, Feb. 12. 6:30 p.m. — SNAKE FIST FIGHTER — Jackie Chan Juan Hsa 
Ten —Action R 

Saturday, Feb. 13, 1 p.m, —THE BIRDS —Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy — Suspenst 

Saturday, Feb. 13, 3 p.m.-SHERLOCK HOLMES TERROR BY NIGHT-Nig 
Bruce. Basil Rathbone —Mystery G 

Sunday, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. —SEVEN —Ed Parker, Barbara Leigh —Action R 

Monday. Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m. — OH HEAVENLY DOG — Chevy Chase. Benji — Con - 
edy. Mystery PG 

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. —CHU CHU AND THE PHILLY FLASH —Caret Bui 
nett. Alan Arkin — Comedy PG 

Wednesday, Feb. 17. 6:30 p.m. —UNDER THE RAINBOW—Chevy Chase. Cam* 
Fisher—Comedy PG 

Thursday. Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. — DEAD AND BURIED—James Farentino, Melod 
Anderson —Horror R 


Friday. February 19, 1982 

How do you want to receive your pay 




by direct deposit or (maybe) by mail? 

By HM2 Scott Marsh 

Have you ever lost a paycheck or had it stolen before you deposited it in the 
j^nk? Have you ever been transferred to a new department and then did not 
receive your check? Do you feel that you have to plan your leave around pay¬ 
days’ Have you ever requested special pay before you could go on leave? 

Why not enjoy your vacation while 
your check is being safely deposited in 
your checking account? Once a check 
;s |has been issued, if it is lost or stolen, a 
<t I_L nnp cannot be reissued for 90 

new one 


How about you "am shift people 
that have to rush to get to the bank 
before it closes 7 Or you ' p m." and 
mght shift people who have to make a 
re I special tnp to work just to pick up your 
,d check? FORGET that nonsense and 
n * I hassle. Save-time and gas, have your 
[ C heck deposited directly to the finan¬ 
cial institution of your choice 

By April 3 civilian employees will 
no longer receive their paychecks at 
work, according to directives. To be 
1 more reliable and efficient, the Depart¬ 
ment of the Treasury of the United 
States has instituted a Direct Deposit 
program for payment, for both civilian 
ana military employees 

A recent instruction from the Secre- 
.g* the N 3v•, (SECNAVINST 
720017) states that the use of the 
program "eliminates the hardship and 
. ' costs associated with stolen lost muti- 
I fated check reissue, reduces lost time 
I for individual check distribution and for 
! deposit, improves timeliness of 
deposit, and substantially reduces 
I check preparation costs." 

After the pay period ending March 
26, civilian employees will have two 
options! They can select a non-work 
address to which their check may be 
- mailed, or they may enroll in the 
, Direct Deposit program. 

Unless changed by the employee, 
•; ? address previously furnished for 
^the W-2 tax forms will be used as the 
non-work address. If an address is to 
be changed, the employee must com¬ 
plete NAVCOMPT Form 2103, Mailing 
Authorization (Salary Check/U. S. 
Bonds) and forward to Civilian Pay 
D . iion. (Code 803), Regional Finan- 
j 9^ Services Department, Naval Supply 
“ CeTU er (NSC). Oakland, Calif 94625. 

^ return it to the Civilian Payroll Office, 
j *- eave and Earnings Statements (LES) 
*nd savings bonds will be mailed to the 
1 Provided address The LES will be the 
Pay record for the amount deposited, 
ch may be received in the mail be- 

Ween Fn dav and Monday following the 
1 Payday 

' Employees may enroll in the Direct 
epostt program by completing Stan- 
f 5 '° r Form 1189, Request by Employee 
f P Payment of Salaries or Wages by 
■ t0 ^ CCOunt at a Financial 

rfiamzation, having an agent of that 

fT»? ani2atl0n s, ® n * orn T an ^ either 
| Urntn 9 ( t to Civilian Payroll or for- 
wcfdmg it to Civilian Pay Division at 
Oakland The forms are available 
L*^ J 9h the Civilian Payroll office in the 
. f c ‘ la ' on the third floor next to Mili- 
i Manpower Branch clinics can 
1 t0 ^ ave them sent via guard 

' 116 checks will then be deposited 

l v ’ 0w you rwliy don't want to have 

nr *** 90 through the mail do you 
have to wait for it? 

Currently one third of the Navy 
Department's civilians participate in the 
program and 2,000 of the 7,000 
regional employees are enrolled The 
Department of the Treasury has estab¬ 
lished a goal of 40 percent voluntary 
participation in the Direct Deposit 
program by October 1982 and 75 per¬ 
cent by 1990. New hires will 
automatically be enrolled in the 


For the military. Personnel Support 
Detachment (PSD) is currently using 
the locally controlled Pay Deposited 
Quicker (PDQ) system for bank 
deposits PSD will have new computers 
installed and will go "on line" between 
June 20 and July 19 and will be linked 
directly to the Naval Finance Center in 
Cleveland where the master payroll 
accounts are maintained 

With the current printed-check 
system, utilizing Optical Character 
Recognition. OCR, if a check is lost or 
destroyed, recuvt i erne wouiJ ui= 
approximately 90 days OCR forms 
take 10-16 days ideally if they are 
folded, spindled, mutilated, or marked 
in any way and then arrive through the 
mail But, with the direct line, correc¬ 
tions can be done usually within 24 
hours. Within a half hour every day, all 
documents produced in the proceeding 
24 hours will be transmitted and cor¬ 
rections made to the pay records in 
Cleveland. The PDQ is the forerunner 
of the Direct Deposit (DD) system and 
is an interim measure for producing the 
initial data base required to implement 
the Direct Deposit program. 

Enrollment in the PDQ/DD program 
is done by completing the automatic 
payroll deposit form obtained from the 
designated financial institution, and 
after having it signed and the account 
number authenticated, returning it to 
PSD. LES and pay record slips will still 
be delivered to the member. 

The military will become part of a 
Pay Enhancement Program (PEP) and 
ultimately the Source Data System 
(SDS). This system will facilitate the 
computerizaton of pay and personnel 
records of all involved servicemembers. 
with "on line" capabilities to interface 
Orleans; and NAVFINCEN, Cleveland. In 
cases of bonafide emergencies, 
accounts would still maintain capability 
for manual override. If it becomes nec¬ 
essary to stop the PDQ check, it can be 
done, within a cut-off period, in 24 

This will leave the clerks more time 
to solve the problems locally with 
payroll discrepancies, according to 
Lieutenant Commander Douglas R 
Sperry, PSD officer in charge. 

Current military participation in the 
program at this command and in the 
Navy is one in six. The goal by October 
1982 is 20 percent, 50 percent 
Navywide by 1990 But, remember 
that most of those personnel can 
.sometimes be deployed therefore, 
shore activities will most probably be 


‘THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO DO?' Ida Fahey, Civilian Pay Supervisor, assists John 
McCole of Transportation in completing Standard Form 1189 to enroll in the 
Direct Deposit program. 

o» 1189 
(«**. 1-78) 

D*po<Tm«nf of lb* Treasury 

I TERM 3-8000 

AD inform* Lww on tX* form, inriiwhnt Um Sad*J Socuntv Account Numb 

309 mad/ or 71ft: mtd BO 9971 Th* inforcnlMo a coafS4*aU*l and 
*rr*f**mcnt authorised by tfcs authority a tad Th* info rm * l .o n mil b* -and to pr 
• 4 * 1*7 to tha fauuadnl arganisaUon and/or Ua *c*»*- PaDwo to provide th* infer 

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ha brr.ef.l* of Lhm finnanaJ 

. „_data from Iht Gowrnmanl 

rwyjU ad may mtlmd th* entitlement Vo aucb 



NAME Of EMPLOYEE (As sletod o* payroll) 

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AGENCY Undvdo alt© Buntov, Dmtioo. Branch or off or dost goal ion of Msploymg organization) 


You are hereby authorized and requested to pay the net amount of salaries or wages due me by credit to my account with 
the financial organization designated below, beginning with pay for the next full pay period and continuing until canceled 
by me in writing. 





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TO BE COMPLETED BY FINANCIAL ORGANIZATION (For return of original and copy To employee and retention of a copy) 
Wo, th# above-designated financial organization, hereby agree to oct os agont of the above-named person in rHe 
capacity indicated. Our account number shown above for the person named herein, should be included at additional 
identification, for our convenience, on individual checks forwarded for credit to his account or on records accompanying 
composite checks for credit to his and other persons' accounts. 




enrolled 100 percent. (PSD personnel 
are already 100 percent enrolled.) 

So, military and civilian please sign 
up early to avoid the rushl Have your 
check deposited directly and avoid 
"hardship and costs," and the lost 

time. Forget the hassle and the non¬ 
sense. Do it the convenient way 11 Don't 
stand in line for hours or waste gas 
having to drive to the bank when you 
can be doing something more produc¬ 

Black History to be observed 

Plans are underway for a Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland 
observance of Black History Month 
in the last week of February. 

The observance will be in two 
parts, according to a committee 
spokesperson. A program, yet to be 
finalized, will be held in the Clinical 
Assembly on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

On Thursday, Feb. 25, ethnic 
foods prepared by staff members 
will be featured in the Main Dining 
Room from 2 to 3 p.m. 

All personnel are invited to both 
events. Watch for more detailed 
information in the Plan of the Day. 

Page 2 


Friday, February 19, 1982 ' 

Afro-Americans: after all is said and done 

By Major Eddie T. Miles, Jr., USAF 

It has been said that history is a witness of the times, the torch of truth, the 
teacher of life and the messenger of antiquity Without history, people are rootless 
and, like a plant without roots, cannot grow and stretch forth to their rightful place in 
the sun. Nor can a rootless people take their place among other people of the world 
Who are Afro-Americans? Leone Bennet, in his book Before the Mayflower, tells 
of 20 Afro-American men and women who arrived in 161 9 as indentured servants, 
not as slaves He describes the heritage of Afro-Americans as the children of the 
gentle Mandingo, the spirited Hausus, the creative Yourbas and others too numerous 
to name Their civilizations included the wealth and power of Ghana and the 
scholarly cities of Timbuktu, Mali, Songhay, Egypt and the kingdom of Kush. 

The achievements of Afro-Americans have slowly appeared in history books. The 
following people received no recognition until the black awareness movement 
updated history: Dr. Nathan Hale Williams, heart sureon and founder of Chicago's 
Providence Hospital; Elijah McCoy, inventor of the self-lubricator which is used in 
trains, boats and other continually-run machinery, Dr Charles Drew, developer of 

Career Capsules 

Help for overseas move 

By HMC G.L. Soileau 

blood plasma and first director of the Red Cross Blood Bank Dr Ralph Bunche, 
Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former secretary general of the United Nations, and 
Matthew Henson, explorer, interpreter and the first man to reach the North Pole in 
Admiral Perry's expedition. 

But what about today's Afro-Americans? Beginning with the leadership of Dr 
Martin Luther King, they sat in, rode in and walked throughout this nation to win 
rights already guaranteed in the Constitution. The results have begun to show some¬ 
what as Afro-Americans begin to hold high positions in federal and local government 
and in the military Twenty-two percent of the deaths in Vietnam were of Afro- 
American servicemembers A number of unit citations and individual medals were 
awarded In essence, Afro-Americans have worked, fought and died to help make 
this nation great. Yet, somehow, these achievements have been ''lost, stolen or 
•strayed " 

Young Afro-Americans, the Americans of the future, now have role models who 
not only live in America but are part of its strength and its future growth The mili¬ 
tary, in particular, has presided youth with many significant role models to emulate. 

But what of the future? It is the opinion of many that the theme of the Constitu 
tion of equality and justice for all has not changed and that we have begun to realize 
some of the benefits. Nevertheless, we cannot rest on our laurels; there is still work • 
to be done We must continue to cooperate and improve inter-personal relationships, 
awareness and understanding among this nation’s diverse ethnic groups Equal • 
opportunity and treatment are not only fundamental to the democratic way of life, 
they are essential to force readiness. (NES) 


"You're going overseas." 

When one gets this news the immediate reaction is usually a range of feelings, 
from enthusiastic anticipation, to "Why there? Why now 7 " If you're typical of most 
servicemembers and their families, you will want to know about the country and its 
culture, what kind of base the Navy has there, how you'll "fit" into this new environ¬ 
ment, and how much of your personal routine can continue after arrival. 

Information is available from a wide assortment of naval sources, but gathering 
enough knowledge to approach an overseas assignment confidently has not always 
been easy Finding a reliable source of information often seems an endless ordeal of 
letter-writing, reading, counseling, investigating. and waiting. An all-purpose 
"bank" of information offering routinely updated advice on all overseas naval 
facilities was a concept definitely needed, but never brought to action —until now! 

The Overseas Transfer information Service (OTIS), established in 1980, pro¬ 
vides general and specific information on the varied overseas commands where a 
sailor may be assigned Answers to questions about "problem" topics such as con¬ 
current travel, housing availability, privately-owned vehicle shipments, availability of 
English-speaking schools for dependents, and other pieces of necessary advice are 
offered by the trained OTIS staff. These people, all veterans of overseas travel, rely 
on personal experience, as well as a massive data file on every foreign country where 
U S Navy personnel are assigned When required information is not on file, the staff 
will research all sources related to the request until the answer is found 

Family members are most welcome to call with specific questions. The OTIS staff 
may be conveniently contacted via Autovon 224-8392, 224-8393, or (from the 
Continental United States only), collect to (202) 694-8392/3. 

ntftza .... 

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“...when we assumed 
the soldier, we did not 
lay aside the citizen.” 

USO-41 and growing strong 

Feb 4 marked the 41 st anniversary of the founding of USO And on that day USO 
operated as usual —providing information, assistance, and "a shoulder to lean on” 
from nearly 150 points of contact worldwide, as it has for 41 years 

Three service centers in the Bay Area expect to serve nearly 300,000 individuals 
during 1982, helping solve all types of problems. These may include help with an 
orientation trip of the Bay Area, translations for foreign-born wives meeting ship'* 
docking at Bay Area piers, a reception and tours for service members, or just a place 
to sit and relax. Whatever is needed. USO is still a touch of home 

What began as a recreational oriented organization now helps combat the whole 
range of family and individual problems that servicemen and women and their 
families face Two airport USO centers in the Bay Area deal with all manner of travel 

Some things never change, and USO is one that remains consistent and strong. 
Happy 41 st Birthday. 

Grateful HA thanks civilians 

Patricia A. Cox and Nina P. Marable, 
both civilian employees of Drug 
Screening, have earned a great deal of 
appreciation from Hospital Apprentice 
Sean T. Murphy. 

On Jan. 22 he lost a wallet contain¬ 
ing $1 50. a military identification card, 
and related personal valuables The 
wallet was found on the ground by 

Examples teach life 

By Rev. 

Experience is the best teacher, but 
examples are even better Show your 
children, through your actions, the type 
of life you want them to lead For 
example, if you say grace before meals 
each time you eat and say your prayers 
at night, your children will too So, 
before you tell your children to pray 
see to it that they see you pray! 

Children must respect you first 
before they will emulate you, and 
respect is not automatically due to a 
mother or father. It must be earned 
Treat your children fairly. Love them, 
help them, advise them nurture them 

Nina, and with Pat's help, she was able ;• 
to get it back intact to its rightful 

Murphy was so pleased with the two 
employees' honesty and sincerity he 
brought the act to the attention of Rear 
Admiral Walter M Lonergan, Com- . 
manding Officer, who added his 
appreciation for their integrity 

to our little ones I 

Al Dagnoli 

Talk to them in one-to-one situations; 
you'll be amazed at how little you 
actually know them—their problems, 
anxieties, frustrations, and fears. Invest 
some of your time in each of your 
children so that they will have a chance 
to get to know you, too 

Remember, just because your 
children are clothed, fed and sent 
safely off to school, don’t heave a sigh 
of relief —your job is not done Your 
"example-giving" is a steady, everyday 
process which must accent values and 
attitudes rather than mere rules (NES) 


RAOMWM Lonorcjan MC USN 
Commanding Officer 

CAPT Joseph P Smyth MC USN Director of 
Clinical Services 

CDR Frank D Fishm MSC. USN Director of 
Administrative Services 

Editor Betty Beck 

Writer HM2 Scott Marsh 

Photography HM1 Gory Silk 

HM2 David Wm SfM>ffield 

THE OAK LEAF 15 published biweekly on Fri¬ 
day produced commercially with appropriated 
funds in compkanre with NNPR P-35. Rev Jan 
1974 Deadline for copy is Thursday noon of.the 
week prior to publication 

Opinions contained heroin ere not official 
expressions of th» Deportment o< the Navy TH^ 
OAK LEAF receives American Forces Press Ser¬ 
vice end Navy Nsws matomi 

Contnbuhons from both staff and patents ere 
welcomed and should be addressed to the Editor 
of The OAK LEAF N;nel Regtonel M*d>cai Confer 
Oakland CA 9462 7 

Page 3 

5 j February 19 198 2 

LOOKING GOOD —LTJG Kathleen Williams. NC, checks circulation in the 
fingers of Petty Officer Second Class Martin Jumper while he recovers 
after the 13-hour surgery on 7 West. (Another photo, Page 6) 

Third toe transplant story 
1 has uncommon 'kick' 

There's an old adage in the 
newspaper business that when man 
bites dog that's news! How about a 
slight variation, such as a fellow named 
Jumper (honest) who loses his thumb 
after an encounter with a leaping 

They tell us it really happened, and 
we know that it all turned out OK, 
because we have Sonar Technician 
Second Class Martin L Jumper, 25, 
resting comfortably on 7 West after a 
successful transplant of his left big toe 
to the stump where his thumb used to 
be before the incident with the 

It all started on July 19, 1981 when 
Jumper and a few of his shipmates 
from USS HEPBURN (FF-105 5) 
dee ded to see a bit of Australia during 
the ship's port call to the land down 
under They rented a car and were a 
few kilometers north of Geraldton 
when a kangaroo jumped across the 
road The car left the road and rolled 
four times leaving Martin without his 
•eft thumb and index finger 

Following treatment at the hospital 
m Geraldton, Martin was transported to 
the USS KITTY KAWK (CV-63). and 
subsequently here Last September in 
San Diego, skin grafts were taken from 
his left elbow to graft to his left hand in 
preparation for the transplant In 
November he was transferred to Oak 
Knoll and worked here in the 
Hematology Oncology clinic while 
awaiting surgery 

In an interview before the operation, 
Martin said that he was looking for¬ 
ward to the transplant. 

T he 13-hour surgery began at 9 
on Feb 4 and ended at 10 that 
Evening The team of five orthopedic 
nvcro'surgeons who detached the toe 
and transplanted it to the hand, con- 

•ed of Captain David M Lichtman, 
Commander James R Schneider, 
Lieutenant Commanders Charlotte E 
Alexander and David C Barton, and 

Lieutenant Timothy L Keenan Dr 
Lichtman, the team leader, said that the 
surgery went well. 

The transplant of the left big toe to 
the left thumb was accomplished 
under microscopes using nearly invisi¬ 
ble needles and sutures. 

A few days later, Martin said that he 
was glad that it was over and was feel¬ 
ing "pretty good " He seemed to be 
especially cheerful after winning a 
game of backgammon with one of the 
staff members 

In the first dressing change on Feb 
10. Doctor Lichtman said "Everything 
looks great The skin color is pink and 
healthy, he has movement in the 
transplanted toe, and there appear to 
be no problems whatsoever 

Petty Officer Jumper became the 
third successful toe to hand transplant 
at Naval Regional Medical Center, Oak¬ 
land . 

The first made medical history on 
Jan. 20, 1981, with the successful 
transplantation of a patient's two toes 
to the stumps of a thumb and little 
finger That patient. Chief Electrician's 
Mate Deane E Rapp, a decorated Navy 
veteran trained for duty aboard nuc¬ 
lear-powered submarines, had acci¬ 
dentally severed all fingers of his right 
hand eight months earlier The opera¬ 
tion was completely successful and he 
has now returned to active duty aboard 
a submarine and is able to write, climb 
ladders, etc, by using the two former 
toes as fingers in a pinching movement 

The second transplant was per¬ 
formed on Sept 10, 1981 Marine 
Corps Private First Class Mark E Heer- 
mann lost his thumb in the engine fan 
belt of an amphibious vehicle he oper¬ 
ated He is now on limited duty and 
doctors are hopeful that he will be able 
to return to full duty 

In addition to the transplants, the 
finger of a young Marine was reat¬ 
tached last summer here by the 
microsurgery team 

Nursing Service LCPO 

Leadership award 
goes "to HMC Jackson 

Chief Hospital Corpsman David R 
Jackson, Nursing Service Leading 
Chief Petty Officer, recently received 
the Semi-Annual Leadership Award, 
the second given at this command 

Jackson was selected because of 
his performance in the areas of devo¬ 
tion to the Navy, motivation on the job, 
character-building attitude, leadership 
characteristics, support of command 
policies and counseling attributes in his 
billet where he supervises 175 Hospital 
Corps personnel During the past 
several months he has also served as 
the Assistant Operations Officer for 
the Mobile Medical Augmentation 
Teams Program at this command. His 
organizational and analytical skills have 
been directly responsible for the super 
success of the program, said one 

The chief received a letter of com¬ 
mendation from the command, a 
leadership certificate, a plaque, and a 
96-hour pass, 

"This esteemed, sought-after 
award," Jackson said, "is accepted 
only in behalf of Nursing Service, 
where the leadership and training of 
personnel —past, present and future- 
are the 'keystone' of a successful 
Naval Medical Department—in the air, 
sea (or with the) landing forces." 

Chief Jackson, who joined the Navy 
19 years ago. has been assigned to 
NRMC Oakland for 18 months. His 
prior billets include duty aboard the 
USS FORT FISHER (LSD 40) as Senior 
Medical Department Representative, 
and on the general staff of the Third 

HMC David Jackson 

Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force. 

He has completed Independent Duty 
School and courses at George 
Washington University, and holds the 
Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy 
Achievement Medal, and the Battle E 

The son of Mr. and Mrs David R. 
Jackson of Greensboro, N. C makes 
his home in Fremont with his wife 
Shung-Chou and daughter Mei-Ling. 
His principal hobby is Mandarin 

Local credit union to open 
annex for check service 

Due to continued growth of both 
members and assets, the Alameda 
Coast Guard Federal Credit Union is 
expanding its Oak Knoll facilities into 
the building formerly occupied by the 
Bank of America, with a tentative 
opening date of March 1, it has been 

The new location will be used by 
members exclusively for share draft 
checking account services; all other 
services will remain at the present 
credit union office on base. 

"In the past five years our member¬ 
ship has grown 51 percent and our 
assets have increased 43 percent to 
over $60,000,000," noted Walter 
Terry, General Manager of the credit 
union "The expanded floor space will 
enable us to serve our share draft 

checking account members more 
quickly and efficiently, while providing 
much needed increased space in our 
present office for all other activities— 
share savings accounts, special savings 
certificates. IRAs, loans, new member 
accounts, and safe deposit boxes." 

The handicapped will be able to 
cash paychecks at the new location, 
located next door to the present credit 
union office, using an express teller line 
for handicapped persons 

The March 1 opening date of the 
checking account facility is based on 
final installation of a phone line for 
computer hookup, officials said. Watch 
for the "open" sign at the office, or call 
the new phone number for checking 
account services ONLY: (415) 569- 

Civilian technicians needed 

Two Medical Technologists, GS-7, 
and seven Medical Technicians 
(Chemistry). GS-5, will be hired for the 
Naval Drug Screening Laboratory at 
Naval Regional Medical Center, Oak¬ 
land. it has been announced 

The temporary (not to exceed one- 
year) employees will work in the special 
laboratory established under the 
Department of Defense Drug Abuse 
Program, in a variety of chemical 
analytical procedures including the 
receiving, sorting, logging and labeling 
of urine specimens. 

Qualified Career and Career-Condi¬ 
tional employees of federal activities in 
the San Francisco Bay Area, reinstate¬ 
ment ehgibles and eligibles within reach 
on the appropriate OPM register may 
apply for both the technologist and 
technician jobs Eligible applicants 

without federal status may also be con¬ 
sidered for the lower-graded jobs, a 
Civilian Personnel spokesperson said 
The GS-7 applications will be accepted 
until close of business Feb 22, the GS- 
5s through Feb 23 

Other local job openings are. 

Health Technician (Optometry). 
GS-4 or 5, Ophthalmology Service. 
Oak Knoll, closing Feb 22; 

Secretary (Typing), GS-5. Operat¬ 
ing Management Service. Oak Knoll, 
closing Feb 25, 

Medical Clerk (Typing), GS-4, 
Naval Support Activity, Mare Island 
Branch Clinic, closing Feb 26; and 
Clerk Typist. GS-3/4 (trainee for 
Word Processing Systems Operator. 
GS-5), Management Information Ser¬ 
vice, Oak Knoll, closing Aug 12, 1982 

Page 4 


Friday, February 19, 1982 

Hobbies are taxable income 


Parents get 
tax break 

People who qualify for a tax break 
due to payments they must make for 
child or dependent care will get a larger 
break in figuring their 1982 taxes. The 
increased dependent-care credit is part 
of a new tax package recently signed 
into law by the President. 

The old rule permitted credit of 20 
percent of employment-related 
expenses, with a maximum of $2,000 
of expenses for the first two depen¬ 

The new package changes the credit 
to 30 percent for incomes of $10,000 
or less, with the percentage decreasing 
by one percent for each additional 
$2,000 of income The percentage will 
not go lower than 20 percent. The 
expense maximum is now $2,400 for 
one dependent and $4,800 for more 
than one 

The credit relates to the percentage 
of employment-related expenses, not a 
percentage of income 

As an example of how the credit has 
changed, a servicemember has an 
adjusted gross income of $10,000 and 
child care expenses of $2,000. Pre¬ 
viously he was entitled to a credit of 
$400. or 20 percent of the $2,000. 
Under this change, the credit increases 
to $600, or 30 pecent of the $2,000. 

In addition, a deduction of up to 
$1,500 will be allowed for adoption 
fees, court costs and attorney's fees 
for the adoption of a child with special 
needs which may make the child 
difficult to place, such as mental retar¬ 
dation or handicaps 

Beginning in 1982, expenditures will 
be included for out-of-home, non- 
institutional care of a disabled depen¬ 
dent or spouse who spends at least 
eight hours a day in the taxpayer's 

Many of you have at least one 
hobby, be it sewing; bowling; stamp, 
newspaper or comic book collecting; 
gardening, or ceramics. Hobbies pro¬ 
vide personal satisfaction and in many 
cases, extra income, too And that 
income is taxable, says the Internal 
Revenue Service. 

Whether you breed and sell animals 
as a hobby, or farm a few acres of land 
while maintaining a full-time employ¬ 
ment, it's important for you to know 
how the IRS distinguishes a hobby and 
a business. Generally, a hobby is done 
more for pleasure than for business, 
and losses from a hobby are not de¬ 
ductible However, a business hobbyist 
is allowed to deduct operating 
expenses as long as the amount does 
not exceed the amount of taxable 
income that the business generates. 

To claim your activity as a business 
rather than a hobby, you must be able 
to show that that activity was intended 
to make a profit. Also, you must have 
conducted that activity in a business¬ 
like manner via advertising, promoting 

A commercial income tax prepara¬ 
tion service is now available on base as 
a convenience for authorized Navy 
Exchange patrons. 

Representatives of Beneficial 
Income Tax Service will be available at 
the exchange Saturday mornings 
through April 10. by appointment 
only. Cost of preparation of Standard 
Form 1040A is $7; complete price list- 

Navy personnel and their depen¬ 
dents may find information about 
federal and state income taxes in two 
recent notices from the Office of the 
Judge Advocate General JAGNOTE 
5840 of Dec. 16, 1981 summarizes 
stat^ income tax filing requirements 
and deadlines, while a JAGNOTE dated 
Dec. 29, 1981 lists federal income tax 
items of interest to naval personnel and 
explains changes in the tax laws made 
by the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 

One feature of the federal income 
tax notice is a breakdown of taxable 
and nontaxable items of military com¬ 
pensation Information on deductions 
and regulations unique to the military 
member is also included. 

The responsibility of servicemem- 
bers to pay state taxes and their rights 
under the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil 
Relief Act are highlighted in the state 
tax notice Addresses for obtaining 
forms and instructions in each state are 
also listed. 

and other efforts that allowed for the 
maximization of sales and the 
minimization of costs. Additionally, if 
you ran your business from your base¬ 
ment, for example, you must be able to 
prove that the basement was not used 
for any other purpose in order to take 
advantage of the home office deduc¬ 
tion. With regard to hobbies, if you 
make items to be sold at events such 
as flea markets, you must report the 
income derived from those sales. 

As in any tax situation, you should 
exercise good record keeping for your 
benefit as well as the government's. 
Many activities that begin as simple 
hobbies often blossom into lucrative 
business adventures For additional 
information about hobbies as taxable 
income, the IRS has a publication. No 
525, "Taxable and Nontaxable Income 
(Including Minimum Tax, Alternative 
Minimum Tax and Maximum Tax)," 
available free by using the order form in 
your tax package or by calling the IRS 
Forms/Tax Information number listed 
in the telephone directory. (NES) 


For SingleTaxpayers 

■■ If you pay a preparer to 
complete your tax return, you 
should receive a copy of your 
tax return in addition to the 
copy which is filed with the 

■i If you receive alimony, it is 
considered taxable income to 
you. On the other hand, if you 
are required to pay alimony 
you may deduct these 
payments from your gross in¬ 
come. You need not itemize 
deductions to claim alimony 

to test form 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 
will test a new "simpler’ tax form ir» 
Georgia in 1982 

The forms, along with rewritten 
instructions that are supposed to be 
easier to understand, will be sent tc 
30.000 users of the short form. These 
taxpayers will also get the present 
1040A short form, which they may 
use if they do not want to participate in 
the test. 

A questionnaire will be included ask- . 
ing the users what they think of the 
revised form. 

In 1983. a test of a revised 1040 
long form is proposed. If both tests 
prove successful, new forms may be 
available to all taxpayers in 1984 

CSR responsibility ! 
shifts to Supply 

Effective Feb. 1, responsibility of the 
Central Supply Room (CSR) in the mam 
hospital passed from Pharmacy Ser¬ 
vice to Supply Service at Naval 
Regional Medical Center. Oakland. 

Until further notice, CSR issue pro¬ 
cedures will remain unchanged, 
officials said. After-hours issues will be 
handled through the Information Desk. 
The duty Chief-of-the-Day will escort 
individuals to CSR and make issues 
after-hours and on weekends. 

All items presently stocked by CSR 
will be available for issue to satisfy 
emergency requirements, but routine 
requests for items to be deleted will be 
referred to Supply for issue after March 
1 . 

Need help with income tax? 

Federal, state tax information available 

mg for all other forms preparation is 
available in the exchange office in Bldg. 

Please phone 639-21 51 for 

The same service is available at the 
NAS Alameda (865-4777) and 
Treasure Island (765-6966) 

The Armed Forces Federal Income 
Tax Pamphlet (NAVSO P-1983), 
which formerly provided a yearly sum¬ 
mary of tax information, has been dis¬ 
continued due to budget constraints. 
Internal Revenue Service Publication 
17, "Your Federal Income Tax," and 
instructions for Forms 1040 and 
1040A are available from the IRS upon 
request and offer a detailed discussion 
of this year's federal tax requirements. 

The NRMC Oakland Legal Office 
also has a copy of the All States 
Income Tax Guide for Service Person¬ 
nel, which has extensive information 
concerning state income tax liability of 
service personnel. 

Nav _y Cam£us 

Counseling service aids 
higher educational goals 

FRA GIFT —Mr. John J. Reilly (center), President, Branch 87, Fleet Reserve 
Association, Alameda, presents a $50 check for the medical center's health 
and welfare fund to Captain Joseph Smyth. Director of Clinical Services. Look¬ 
ing on at left is Mr. John H. Durgess, past president of the same FRA branch. 
The association has made a practice of making a similar gift annually over the 
past several years. 

Mrs. Marj Stallings, Education 
Specialist from the Navy Campus 
Office, is now here every Tuesday and 
Thursday in the Staff Education and 
Training Service on the sixth floor of 
Bldg 500 to assist those interested in 
fulfilling educational goals through off- 
duty study. 

There are college catalogs and 
schedules available for students to 
research in pursuit of "just the right 
program" in the most suitable college 
for them. Two of the nearly endless 
college opportunities are offered right 
here at Naval Regional Medical Center. 
Oakland Southern Illinois University 
offers the third and fourth year of col¬ 
lege for those seeking a bachelor of 
science degree in health care services, 
while California State Hayward pro¬ 
vides extension courses 

Several free college-level testing 
programs, such as CLEP (College Level 
Examination Program and DSST 
(Dantes Subject Standardized Tests), 
are available Successful completion of 
these tests qualifies for credit at many 
colleges In addition, a career assess¬ 

ment inventory questionnaire is avail¬ 
able for those unsure of their particular 
career goals. 

If financial aid is needed, tuition 
assistance may be used by active duty 
military through Navy Campus VA 
educational benefits are also available I 
to eligible students 

Military personnel can obtain an 
external degree through the Navy Cam¬ 
pus Contract for Degree Program fror. 

15 colleges throughout the Umtec 
States. There is no residency require- j| 
ment and 75 percent of the credits can 
be non-traditional Besides classroom 
work, these credits can be for military 
expenence. college-level tests and/or 
independent study Most military per¬ 
sonnel have accumulated college cre¬ 
dits which are accepted by many coil- 
leges toward a degree. 

Commander Patricia Linehan. Chief 
Staff Education and Training ServrC*. 
recommends that motivated ser- 
vicemembers who have a desue to 
further their off-duty education, cT 
639-2003 for an appointment with tM« 
Navy Campus counselor 

Page 5 


f«bruarv 19. 1982 


|| <j 0 p performer' 

Sailor of Month is Fallon corpsman 


Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
'o Knapp. 22. a petty officer 
rose superior officer. Lieutenant 
Commander G V Meskill. describes as 
i top performer in all categones of 
military and professional performance 
" selected as January s Sailor 

the Month for the Oakland naval 
tnedica* region 

Knapp has been assigned to our 
NAS Fallon. Nev branch clinic since 
Nov is, 1980 as a Duty Section 
Le3 der and Search and Rescue Corps- 
man Dunng this assignment he (1) per- 
t -Tried CPR on a civilian who collapsed 
*h!le eating and managed to revive 
her 121 administered CPR to a 
neighbor child who nearly drowned 
whlte bathing at home, probably saving 
the boy from brain damage or death, a 
doctor said; (3) on one SAR mission 
shinnied 100 ft down a rope from a 
helicopter that hovered within two feet 
of c<*ffs on three sides to get to a man 
a ho had fallen down a mountainside 
on the South Fork of the Tuolumne 
r ,er In the latter instance, the victim, 
hosted to the chopper, was said to be 
suffering from a broken leg and possi¬ 
bly a broken back but was reported in 
good condition upon arrival at a civilian 
hospital m Sonora 

Senior Chief W.E Moss. Leading 

Chief Petty Officer of the SAR team, 
said Knapp has proven himself to be an 
adroit and vigilant corpsman, instru¬ 
mental in rescues of at least two 
individuals that would otherwise have 
been unable to get medical assistance 
for several hours. "(He) has mastered 
mountaineering training including rap¬ 
pelling, belaying and single skid evolu¬ 
tions." the senior chief added 

Petty Officer Knapp told the Oak 
Leaf editor via Autovon that he was. 
indeed, "honored to be selected as the 
NRMCO Sailor of the Month " 

Originally from Fresno, he joined the 
Navy in December 1976, and pre¬ 
viously served in billets at NRMC Camp 
Pendleton, aboard the USS FOR- 
RESTAL (CV-59). with Helicopter Sup¬ 
port Antisubmarine Warfare Squadron 
Three, and TAD to the NRMC clinic in 
Jacksonville. Fla. 

He is a 1978 graduate of the Avia¬ 
tion Medicine Technician School and 
plans to work toward a degree and 
ultimately a commission as an 

Petty Officer Knapp and his wife are 
parents of three and make their home 
in quarters on the air station 

In his spare time, the corpsman 
enjoys repairing automobiles. 

HM2 Barry D. Knapp 

Chaplain speaks 

Captain M D Seiders, Chief of 
Pastoral Care Service, was the guest 
speaker at a luncheon meeting of the 
Serra Club in a Merritt Hotel luncheon 
on Feb. 1 2 

Subject of Chaplain Seiders' talk 
was "The Navy Chaplain." 

The Serra Club is a local Roman 
Catholic social organization. 



Hospital Corpsman First Class 
Russell Warren, Centerville Beach 
Branch Clinic 


Lieutenant Larry Kilgore. Medical 
Service Corps, Patient Affairs 

Lieutenant Commander Clinton 
Lambert. Nurse Corps, formerly of Psy¬ 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Jack H. Howell, Preventive Medicine 
Technician School student, from Naval 
Submarine Support Base, Kings Bay, 

Mr Gene Helmuth. formerly of 
Prosthetics Laboratory 


To Lieutenant, Medical Service 
Corps: Robert Vernon. 

Navy physician 
appointed VP 

Secretary of Defense Caspar Wein¬ 
berger announced recently that Presi¬ 
dent Reagan has appointed Captain 
William M. Narva to be Vice President 
of the Uniformed Services University 
of the Health Sciences 

Dr Narva will be promoted to Rear 
Admiral upon Senate confirmation 

‘ Comings and Goings 

"Fair winds and following seas" 
to the following personnel who have 
recently departed this command: 

Lieutenant Commander Robert Mur- 
pny Medical Corps, to Long Beacn. 

Lieutenant Commander Clinton 
Lambert. Nurse Corps, interservice 
transfer to U S. Army. 

Lieutenant Clarice Nash, Nurse 
Corns to San Diego. 

Lieutenant Thomas Howe, Nurse 
Corps, to Guam. 

Mr Gene Helmuth, retired 

Hospitalman Patrick Seales, to 
FMSS. Camp Pendleton. 

. f Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Donald Robinson, released from active 

Hospitalman Joseph Jaremba, to 
3rd FSSG, Okinawa Japan. 

Hospitalman David L Quigley, to 1 st 
Marine Division. FMFPAC. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Linda D Ramsey to Camp Lejeune. 
N C 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Howard V Wagner, released from 
active duty 

Hospitalman Edward Dzmitrowicz, 
1° 1st Marine Division, Camp 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Lon- 
n * Sowders. NSHS. San Diego. 

Welcome aboard" to newly 

Lieutenant John O'Neill, Chaplain 

Commander Valame Pack. Nurse 


Lieutenant Commander Mark Perl- 
rr '8h. Medical Corps, Anesthesiology 
onsign Roger Serrano, Medical Ser- 
VlCe Corps, ACDUTRA. 

Fnsign David Rioux. Clinical Clerk 
.J nsi 9 n James Timoney, Clinical 

Ciefk‘ S,gn Michael McCarten, Clinical 

. *p hvef Hospital Corpsman Michael 
,n Military Manpower Service 
Postal Clerk Second Class William 
Operating Management. 
Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
r^ 1 ’ Marsh Military Manpower and 
p «bk Affairs 

-btef Personnelman James Her- 
nd e2 Personnel Support Detach- 

Dentalman Patti Holly, Dental Ser¬ 

Dentalman Margaret Charest, Dental 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Laurence Gurst, Nursing Service. 

Hospitalman Jerry Brown. Main 
Operating Room. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
James Spmhamey, Nursing Service 
(temporarily assigned to Drug Screen¬ 
ing Lab). 

Hospital Apprentice Warren Hender¬ 
son, Drug Screening Lab. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Clifford Towle, Patient Affairs. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
David Lowe, Nursing Service. 

Hospital Apprentice Marleen 
Murakami, Nursing Service. 

Hospital Corpsman First Class Lam- 
berto Castello, Career Counselor's 

Lieutenant Mary Wheeler, Nursing 

Georgia Lopez 
retires with 25 

Georgia Lopez, former Commodity 
Manager in Supply Service, retired in 
early January after 25 years of civil 

A retirement party of friends and co¬ 
workers honored her at Jake's Lion in 
San Leandro She told those gathered 
that she was really not retiring, but 
simply "going to work traveling and 
taking arts and craft courses at 

She began service in 1955 at Yerba 
Buena Island as a clerk typist for the 
Supervisor of Shipbuilding. When the 
activity transferred to San Diego, she 
transferred to Education and Training, 
which soon also moved south. She 
then went from Naval Supply Center 
Oakland to the TDRL desk at NRMCO, 
soon after accepting the job in Supply 

Georgia's pleasant personality and 
"can do" spirit will be missed." her 
supervisors said 

She raised three daughters alone 
Each became successful One is a Wall 
Street lawyer, another completed a 
Master's degree and works for the 
Combined Federal Campaign in San 
Francisco, and a third attends college 

Larkin reports as staff detailer 

HMC M.F. Larkin 

Meet the new staff detailer . HMC 
Michael F. Larkin of Military Manpower 

Chief Larkin recently returned from a 
tour with Operation Deep Freeze in 
Antarctica. His 13 years of naval ser¬ 
vice have taken him to the 9th Marine 
District, Kansas City, Mo.; NRMC 
Portsmouth, Va., Guantanamo Bay, 
Cuba; a tour aboard the USS 
Lakes, and a tour aboard the USS 

He holds numerous awards and 

decorations, including the Winter Over 
service medal and the rifle 
sharpshooter. His hobbies include 
basketball, swimming and he was 
twice a member of a national military 
championship softball team 

The Larkins. Michael and Terry, live 
on Treasure Island with sons Sean and 
Conner, and daughter Brianne. 

Chief Larkin aspires to complete 30 
years of active service and retire as 
Force Master Chief, after completing a 
master's degree in health care 

MC director to visit Oak Knoll soon 

Captain J. Honigman, Director, 
Medical Corps Division, Navy Bureau of 
Medicine and Surgery, will visit Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland next 
week to offer career counseling and 
professional development guidance to 
staff medical officers. 

He is scheduled to be at Oak Knoll 
Feb 24, 25, 26 All those wishing con¬ 
sultation with Dr Honigman should call 
Mrs Mary Takai, Office of the Director 
of Clinical Services, Ext. 2451, for 

Pag® 6 


Friday. February 19. 198 

COMFORTABLE CONTRIBUTION-Medical Corps Lieutenant Commander 
Lewis L. Ware, Jr. of Radiology Service relaxes in one of the comfortable, 
motorized chairs in the new Blood Center as Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Kathleen Wright prepares to receive his gift of blood. 

Progress made in stopping measles; 
parents urged to keep up immunizations 

NRMC Oakland opens 
new blood donor center 

Official ribbon-cutting ceremonies 
were held Tuesday to open a new 
Blood Donor Center on the fourth dock 
of the main hospital next to the 
Neurology Clinic, Room 4-39-36 
The center will bo open from 9 a m 
to 8 pm on Wednesdays, and from 2 
to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays. 
Thursdays and Fridays 

More than 5,000 units of blood and 
blood products are cross-matched 
each year at Naval Regional Medical 
Center, Oakland This blood is often 
used in the treatment of cancer in 
exchange transfusions for infants, in 
treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding, 
anemia, hemophilia, traumatic injury, 
and other illnesses. In addition, blood is 
vital for most major surgery and with 
advances in medical science, the use of 
blood is constantly increasing 

Unlike many civilian blood programs, 
the Military Blood Program does not 
require patients to replace the blood 
they use At NRMC Oakland, blood is 

available, without obligation, to . i 
patients who require it To meet tt 
need, the Oak Knoll Blood Bank open; 
the new center which will be open f 
donations from civilian and militai 
staff, outpatients and visitors 

Normally, donors of all blood typo 
are needed every day. Whole bloc, 
has a life span of only 35 days from th 
date of donation In emergency situa 
tions Ihere is little or no time to recru, 
donors and process units of blood . 
must be ready in the Blood Bank, avail 
able for immediate use 

You can help by stopping by th* 
Donor Center and donating a pint u 
blood It takes about 45 minutes am 
often means more than any flowe 
candy or other gifts you can give 
patient f , 

Anyone interested in donatir 
should visit the center, or call 63t 
2329 for more information, or to mak 
an appointment. 

Medics assist at crash site 

A nationwide survey during the 
1979-80 school year indicated that 94 
percent of America's school children 
had been vaccinated against measles 

This represents major progress in a 
campaign to eliminate measles in the 
United States by October 1982 The 
effort, launched by the Department of 
Health and Human Services in 1978 
has had outstanding success in the 
school-age group. 

In 1980, 13,506 measles cases 
were reported in all age groups, repre¬ 
senting an all-time low and a greater 
than 97 percent reduction from the 
annual average of 500,000 cases in 
the prevaccine era. During 1981, only 
3,302 cases were reported —a 78 per¬ 
cent drop from the 1980 cases 

Captain Harold M. Koenig. Chair¬ 
man of Pediatrics Service at Naval 
Regional Medical Center, Oakland, 
says only 10 percent of all counties 
in the United States reported mea¬ 
sles in 1981, but points out that the 
percentage quoted includes one 
report from the Alameda-Contra 
Costa area. 

While the total number of cases is 
on the decline, the percentage of mea¬ 
sles cases contracted by preschool 
children is increasing. This is because 
that age group is much more difficult to 
reach with immunization services and 
requires additional attention from 
parents and the medical community to 
achieve high vaccination levels 

Fatalities related to measles occur 
most in preschool children and adults, 
groups which are not protected by 
school immunization laws Six fatal 
measles cases were reported in 1980 
Pneumonia and encephalitis are the 
most common direct causes of mea¬ 

sles-related deaths 

Military parents are encouraged 
to contact the NRMC Oakland 
Pediatrics Service at 1415) 639- 
2174 where further information and 
vaccination services are available. 
Also, parents should make sure they 
have the standardized immunization 
record card which is available at the 


Dr Koenig recommends the follow¬ 
ing immunization schedule for children 
Age Immunization 

2 Months DTP (First) 

TOPV (First) 

4 Months DTP (Second) 

TOPV (Second) 

6 Months DTP (Third) 

TOPV (Third-optional) 

1 5 Months Moasles) 

18 Months DTP (Fourth) 
TOPV (Fourth) 

At school 

(4 thru 6 

years) DTP (Fifth) 

TOPV (Fifth) 

1 4 thru 1 6 

and every 10 
years Td 


DTP —Diptheria and tetanus toxoids and 
pertussis vaccine adsorbed (5 doses 

TOPV—Tirvalient oral polio vaccine, live (4 
dcses recommended) 

Td —Tetanus and diptheria toxoids 
ad .orbed (adult) 

•(May be combined as a single injection 

Quality care 
seminar subject 

The Patient Care Assessment Coun¬ 
cil presented a seminar here Jan 27- 
28 "A Journey Through the Unex¬ 
plored Areas of Quality Assurance 
was the theme. 

Sixty council members from Ukiah 
to Salinas discussed the principles, 
techniques and barriers to effectively 
implement quality assurance. The 
faculty included Quality Assurance 
Coordinators from Bay Area hospitals 
and the Chief Pathologist of St Mary's 
Hospital. A history of Oak Knoll by 
LCDR John Kraft highlighted the 
welcome Attending from NRMCO 
were CDR Joan Tulich, NC; Karoline 
Gunter, R R.A ; Myrtle Cannon. ART.; 
Lillie Thompson, ART; Frances 
Sheykhzadeh. A R T ; and Peggy Terry 

The conference satisfied 11 credits 
of JCAH continuing education for the 
American Medical Records Associa¬ 

ACT test offered 

The American College Test (ACT) 
will be given at the Treasure Island 
Navy Campus office. Building 29B on 
Avenue H, Wednesday, Feb 24. at 8 

Only active duty personnel and 
dependents are eligible to participate in 
this college entrance examination 
However, dependents must be 18 
years or older and must pay a fee of 
$8 50 by check or money order There 
is a study guide available at the Navy 
Campus office. 

The examination is free for military 
personnel Early registration is recom¬ 
mended due to limited space Call 7bb 
6329 or stop by the Navy Campus 

Following last month's crash of a 
commercial jetliner into the Potomac 
River, Navy personnel from a number 
of Washington. D C and Virginia-based 
commands responded to the 
emergency and assisted civil 
authorities in the initial rescue and sub¬ 
sequent salvage operations. 

National Naval Medical Center 
(NNMC) Bethesda. Md.. went on alert 
immediately after the crash, and pre¬ 
pared to receive survivors if it became 
necessary. Forty units of blood were 
donated to the Metropolitan 
Washington Blood Bank and the 

hospital's helicopter pad was used 
national health officials 

NNMC's Branch Clinic at thi 
Washington Navy Yard sent eight cor 
psmen and two ambulances to thi 
scene to assist authorities in treating 
rescue workers for exposure One cor 
psman. qualified in diving medicine 
volunteered his services and worked a 
a salvage diver at the scene 

The Naval Medical Researcl 
Institute's Hyperbaric Medicim 
Program Center also provided assis 
tance jl 

Columbia announces spring session 

Columbia College will offer six 
courses at Treasure Island and two at 
Hamilton AFB during its March 1 5-May 
9 session Columbia is a fully 
accredited four-year college offering 
Associate and Bachelors Degrees in 
Business Administration, Psychology, 
and Criminal Justice 

Scheduled for the Treasure Island 
campus are English Composition II 
(MWF, 1105 am -12:45 pm); 
Introduction to Criminal Justice 
Administration (Mon , 6:30-1 1 30 
pm.). Business Math (Tues., 6.30- 
11 30 p m); Management of Criminal 
Justice Agencies (Wed , 6 30-11 30 
p.m); English Composition I (Thurs., 
6 30-11 30 pm); and Business and 
Its Environments (Sat, 9:00-12:00 
noon; 1 00-3:00 pm). 

At its Hamilton AFB location, Colum¬ 
bia will offer Accounting I Financial 

(Mon.. 6.30-11 30 p.m.) and Organize 
tional Behavior (Wed., 6 30-11 3( 
p m.) Columbia is sponsored by Navj 
Campus at both Treasure Island and a 
Hamilton AFB 

Because of its close relationship tc 
the armed forces. Columbia has i 
policy of assessing military schools ant 
experience for academic credit. Tht 
school also accepts CLEP and DANTES 
tests Being a serviceperson's oppor 
tunity college, Columbia makes no dis 
tinction between credits accumulatec 
at residence centers such as Treasuft 
Island and Hamilton and those accumu 
lated on the home campus 

Interested students should contac 
Larry Blades or Jeannie Hopper a 1 
(415) 397-5613 to obtain more infor 
mation about the program or to set uf 
an appointment 

MICROSURGICAL SKILL AT WORK — With the aid of microscopes. Drs Ch^l 
lotte Alexander and David Lichtman attach the big »o« to Martin - s hand. 

(Story. Page 3) 

J U- fob"*” '*■ 1982 

l\lavy Relief offers advice 
tn college student loans 


Page 7 

This «s the time of year when college 
or vocational school students submit 
their applications for admission and 
of the tough questions facing most 
f ellies is Where's the money com- 
,ug from?"' Pav in 9 tor a post-second¬ 
er education involves a monetary 
commitment second only to buying a 
home and requires the same kind of 
{careful financial planning. 

The first thing to do is. of course, to 
make a realistic assessment as to how 
much of this extra load can be carried 
out of savings and annual income with¬ 
out putting an unacceptable burden on 

r , er members of the family. If there is 
btg shortfall-as happens all too 
Toften— it's not the end of the world 
There are many avenues of possible 
assistance which do not have to be 
repaid, including scholarships, grants 
and work-study programs. The Finan¬ 
cial Aid Office at the institution to 
which you are making application can 
Dfovide details on how to apply for aid 
for which your dependents may be 
eligible. Also, high school counselors in 
your hometown may be able to provide 
$uch advice. 

If, after reviewing these avenues you 
still need financial support, then a 
Federal Guaranteed Student Loan 
should be considered. Although 
eligibility for this program was 
restricted and benefits reduced by 
1981 legislation, it still offers substan¬ 
tial help to most students of our Navy/ 
j/arine Corps community. Navy Relief 
has made arrangements to see that 
such loans are available to eligible 
dependent children of active and 
.■retired members of the Navy and 
Marine Corps, who attend approved 
post-secondary schools full-time, as 
weft as fleet input" personnel in the 
NROTC. ECP. and MECEP Programs. 
Also, this will be the second year of a 
"pilot program" where the Society will 
sponsor such loans for a limited nam- 
er of spouses of active duty ser- 
vicemembers. This program was initi¬ 
ated by the Navy Relief Society to 
overcome the difficulties experienced 
by many servicemembers in getting 
sich loans from financial institutions 
on their own. By serving as a "corpor¬ 
ate sponsor" and placing money in 
escrow. Navy Relief has been able to 
ensure the availability of Federal 
Guaranteed Student Loans from its 
banks for applicants who meet basic 
eligibility These governmental require¬ 
ments are 

• Be a U S citizen (or an 
^uthonzed immigrant alien). 

• Be enrolled, or accepted for 
enrollment, in a post-secondary school 
approved by the Department of Educa¬ 

• Meet a financial "needs" test 
administered by the Financial Aid 
Officer at this school (Students from 
families with an adjusted gross income 
less than $30,000 are normally 
Presumed to "need" a loan, unless the 
‘-ostol education is offset by other stu¬ 
dent aid) 

Under this program, a student may 




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borrow up to $2,500 per year 
($12,500 total) from the bank to meet 
the following costs of undergraduate 
education: tuition and fees, room and 
board, books and supplies, personal 
needs and transportation. The 
authorized amount of such loans, 
however, will be reduced to reflect the 
value of other student aid such as Basic 
Educational Grants and Social Security 
Payments. Students at graduate or 
professional schools may similarly bor¬ 
row up to $5,000 annually to meet 
these costs. The maximum that can be 
borrowed for any combination of 
undergraduate and graduate education 
is $25,000 

Repayment of the loans is the 
responsibility of the student, and 
parents are not required to co-sign loan 
agreements The lending bank charges 
the student a fine of 3 percent one¬ 
time "origination fee" ($125 for a 
$2500 loan) The Federal Government 
pays the interest while the borrower is 
in school, and during a grace period of 
at least six months after leaving school. 
Thereafter, the borrower repays the 
principal plus nine percent interest to 
the bank in monthly amounts as 
specified in a repayment schedule 
(Students who borrowed under the 
GSL Program prior to January, 1981, 
continue to pay seven percent on their 
new loans, and have a nine month 
grace period.) The maximum repay¬ 
ment period is 10 years. 

Navy Relief is not in a position to 
offer an alternative loan program to 
most persons who are denied a 
Guaranteed Student Loan on the basis 
of the governmental "needs" tests 
The Society will, however, consider 
providing such assistance in excep¬ 
tional cases where the approved 
"needs" formula has not taken into 
account the family's financial circums¬ 
tances adequately, and a loan is 
required to avert actual hardship to the 

If you are interested in more detailed 
information, obtain a copy of the 
pamphlet, "The Navy Relief Society 
Guaranteed Student Loan Program", 
from your local Navy Relief Auxiliary/ 
Branch, or by writing: Director of 
Education Programs, Navy Relief 
Society, 801 N. Randolph Street. Room 
1228, Arlington VA 22203. "Fleet 
Input" selectees for the NROTC/ECP/ 
MECEP Programs may obtain this 
information from the Professor of 
Naval Science or the Marine Officer 
Instructor at their school 

FAMILY GATHERING —With the exception of one member who was unable to 
attend, the military Driscolls pose together upon the occasion of Sharon's gra¬ 
duation from the University of Virginia last summer. Left to right, they are: 
Michael, Sharon. Debbie, and father Jerome. The fifth member, Patrick, was at 


The Driscolls—a service family 

Military bearing is something that 
many of us learn when we join the mili¬ 
tary, but for Nurse Corps Debbie 
Driscoll of 6 West it is a family affair. 

Five members of the Driscoll family 
have worn a uniform of the military ser¬ 
vice Her father, CAPT Jerome M 
Driscoll. USN Retired, was a line offic >r 
pilot and also worked in Defense Com¬ 
munications, serving more than 31 
years Brothers, Army CAPT Michael J. 
Driscoll, and Navy LT Patrick G. 
Driscoll, and sister Air Force 2LT 
Sharon A Driscoll are still on active 

Michael graduated from West Point 
in '76 and is now a line officer at a Field 
Artillery station in Kentucky. Patrick, a 
line naval flight officer for S-3s in 
Jacksonville, Fla., graduated from Duke 
University in '77, and Sharon gradu¬ 
ated from the University of Virginia the 
year after her sister, but chose the Air 
Force She is stationed with an Aero¬ 
space Division in Los Angeles as a 
systems engineer. 

So why the Navy, or the military for 
that matter? "I was more familiar with 

Auxiliary to hold annual game night 

The Naval Regional Medical Center 
Officers' Auxiliary has announced that 
it will hold its annual Casino Night at 
the Oak Knoll Officers' Club on March 
13, beginning at 8 p.m 

Tickets will be sold in advance of the 
event at the Officers' Dining Room, 
March 8-12 for $6 each Admission 

Local Red Cross 
needs volunteers 

The Red Cross at Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland is recruiting for 
volunteers. Clerical workers are 
especially needed to assist in the 
office, with typing helpful but not nec¬ 

There is also an urgent need for 
volunteer caseworkers Some college 
training in social science or a related 
field is required 

Volunteers are requested to work a 
minimum of four hours weekly 

Contact Mrs Ardith Sklinchar or 
Mrs. Alice King at 639-2524 if 

price at the door the night of the event 
will be $7 The tickets include refresh¬ 

Profits from the party will go toward 
the club's philanthropic projects. 

The following new additions to the 
medical "family" have arrived at Naval 
Regional Medical Center, Oakland. 

A baby girl to Lieutenant Arnold S 
Kirshenbaum, Pediatrics Service, and 
his wife Joyce, Jan 26. 

A baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class Keith B. Lambert, PMT 
School staff, and his wife Pamela, Feb 

A baby boy to Hospital Corpsman 
Second Class William L Fenster- 
macher, Jr., Moffett Branch Clinic, and 
his wife Michelle. Feb. 5 

the Navy and I like to travel," said Deb¬ 
bie. "Navy nurses have more respon¬ 
sibility faster and more administrative 
opportunities than civilian nurses," she 

After graduating from college in '80, 
her first duty assignment became Oak 
Knoll where she expects to remain at 
least two more years. 

She enjoys piano, sewing, jogging 
and volleyball Last year she competed 
in the tennis tournament, placing 
second here and fourth in the regional. 

Ruling: No pay 
for ex-spouses 

The United States Supreme Court 
has ruled that state courts may not 
treat military retired pay as community 
property in divorce settlements. 

By a six to three majority vote, the 
Justices ruled that military retired pay 
is designed to fit in with other retiree- 
related programs such as the Survivor 
Benefit Plan, and state laws cannot be 
allowed to disrupt these federal 

The decision evolved from the 
appeal of retired Army Colonel Richard 
J. McCarty who had been ordered by 
the California courts to pay 45 percent 
of his retired pay to his former spouse. 

The Supreme Court ruled that 
application of California's community 
property laws to retired military pay 
conflicts with the "federal military 
scheme" and interferes among other 
things with the military’s manpower 
management system which may recall 
retired personnel to active duty. 

The Justices made it clear that the 
ruling will apply in non-community pro¬ 
perty states that have similar concepts. 

The ex-spouse still has a right to 
claim social security benefits and to 
garnishes military retired pay for the 
purpose of alimony or child support 
The decision does not preclude 
individual divorce settlements provid¬ 
ing for voluntarily shared military retire¬ 
ment pay 

Retirees who believe they are 
affected by the decision should seek 
specific guidance and details on the 
impact of the McCarty ruling from legal 

Page 8 


Friday, February 19, 19$: 


75 YEARS OF FUN —The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk celebrates its 75th 
Anniversary in 1982 with special events and promotions lasting the entire year. 
Also new this year is an added Beachcomber Club discount. Discount cards at 
$7 per person permit unlimited rides on all the features of the amusement 
center. These cards are now available in Special Services on base. Boardwalk 
attractions are now operating on weekends, beginning at 11 a.m.. and will be 
open all of Easter Week, April 3-11. 

Navy plays role in child's rescue 

Dr William Goodin, NAS Lemoore 
flight surgeon, and a Yosemite nurse 
worked together to stabilize vital signs 
and raise the 8 7-degree body tem¬ 
perature of little Donnie Priest who was 
the only survivor of a small plane crash 
in the high Sierras in early January. 

A search and rescue team from NAS 
Lemoore sighted the wreckage on a 
mountainside five days after it had 
been reported missing. Unable to land 
on the steep slope, the helicopter 
departed and picked up permanent 
winter rangers who were familiar with 
the area. Landing about 200 yards 
from the wreckage, the rangers skied 
to the plane, dug through the snow and 

crawled into the fuselage, where they 
found Donnie and the bodies of his 
mother and stepfather 

The 11 -year-old child was hoisted 
ir to the helicopter in a fishnet harness 
after being wrapped in blankets to 
warm him and flown to the Yosemite 
Dispensary for emergency treatment 
by Dr. Goodin and the nurse He was 
later flown to a Fresno hospital by the 
SAR crew, and still later transferred to 
Stanford, where surgeons found it nec¬ 
essary to amputate his frostbitten feet 

At last report, Donnie had been dis¬ 
charged from the hospital and was 
recuperating at the home of his father 

Friday, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.—RUCKUS —Dirk Benedict, Linda Blair —Action/R 
Saturday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m.—OIL—Stuart Whitman, Ray Milland —Action/PG 
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2:30 p.m.—THE LOVE BUG—Dean Jones. Michele Lee—Com- 

Sunday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m.—ALL THAT JAZZ—Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange — 

Monday. Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.—THE BIG RED ONE—Lee Marvin. Mark Hamill—War/ 

Tuesday, Feb. 23. 6:30 p.m.—ONLY WHEN I LAUGH —Marsha Mason. Kristy 

Wednesday, Feb. 24. 6:30 p.m.—VICTORY —Sylvester Stallone. Michael Caine — 

Thursday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.—THE IMAGE OF BRUCE LEE—Bruce Li, Chang Wu 

Friday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.—SILENCE OF THE NORTH—Ellen Burstyn, Tom Sker- 
ntt — Adventure/PG 

Saturday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m.—JUNGLEBOOK—Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot —Am- 


Saturday. Feb. 27, 2:30 p.m. —SONG OF THE SOUTH —Ruth Warrick. Bobby 
Driscoll—Musical Fantasy/G 

Sunday, Feb 28. 6:30 p.m. —BORDERLINE—Charles Bronson, Bruno Kirby — 


Monday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.—SOMEWHERE IN TIME —Christopher Reeve Jane 


Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.-BODY HEAT—William Hurt, Kathleen Turner- 

Drama R 

Wednesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. — HEAVEN'S GATE — Kris Kristofferson 

Christopher Walken—Western^ 

Thursday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.—ALL THE MARBLES — Peter Falk, Vicki Frederick — 


U S Governmont Printing Otlicn 
1979 33236 689 150/22 

Tahoe special slated 

Special Services is now accepting 
signups from military, retired, depen¬ 
dents and Department of Defense civi¬ 
lians for a ski-gambling-show trip 
package to South Lake Tahoe A 
deluxe motorcoach will leave Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland at 
4 30 pm on Friday, March 19, and 
return to Oak Knoll on Sunday, March 
21, at 8 p m. 

The package includes round-trip 
transportation, two nights at the Vaga¬ 
bond Motel, $10 in cash bonuses and 
$5 in food coupons from Harrah's and 
Harvey's casinos Free transportation 

will also be offered to the Heaven; 
Valley Ski Area and to the casino 
(Major shows playing at that time w 
be announced later) 

Sally Young in Special Servicri 
urges those interested to sign up no, 
so that space may be held A $2 : 
deposit is completely returnable ur 
March 1 Per person prices are Dout I 
or Triple Occupancy, $73 Twin, $7 i 
Single, $100 

Call Sally at Ext 2479, or stop in 
the Special Services Ticket and To, 
Office in Room 216. Bldg 38. for mo 
details, or to sign up 

Lake Chabot—a park for all seasons 

If the proverbial long winter's nap 
has lost its recreational appeal, then it 
is time to pay closer attention to Lake 
Chabot —a park for all seasons 

Fishermen, runners, bicyclists, babes 
in strollers, hikers and joggers may be 
seen in action along the shores of this 
urban lake most any day. 

Paved trails along the scenic shores 
are indeed an attraction during the 
moist winter season. January storm 
washouts along the Westside Trail 
temporarily interrupted the regular jog¬ 
ging and running patterns from Chabot 
Park in San Leandro, over the dam, to 
Lake Chabot and the marina But the 
Lakeside Trail along the eastern shore 
remains open for an exciting journey 
Watch postings at the marina area for 
trail improvements. 

Year-round fishing 

There is year round fishing in 
Regional Park Lakes Come lure the 
limit of rainbow trout, large-mouth 
bass, black crappie, red-ear sunfish, 
carp, channel and white catfish. 
Challengers of the lake's record 
catches will become members of the 
Lake's exclusive "Whopper Club," 
according to Lake Chabot Supervisor 
John Maciel. and their winning catches 
will be posted at the Marina Coffee 

State Fishing Licenses and EBRPD 
Fishing Permits, both available at the 
Marina from 7 a m to 4 p m daily, are 
required for anglers aged 16 years and 

Breakfast at lake 

On weekends for early-rising fisher- 
folk. hikers and joggers, there is break¬ 
fast available at the coffee shop: On 
Saturday, a short stack, two eggs and 
beverage, $1 65; on Sunday, enjoy the 
Jogger's Special of two eggs, 
hashbrowns, toast and beverage for 
$1 75. 

The Senior Citizen Special offered 
weekends at lunchtime includes hot 
soup, grilled cheese sandwich and 
beverage, plus a free ride on the Lake 
Chabot Tour Boat, the "Lake Chabot 
Queen," for $1 70. 

For all ages, winter purchase of any 
Coffee Shop special gives half off the 
price of a tour boat ride Regular tours 
run Saturday and Sunday at 11 a m , 1 
and 3 p m Rates are $1 adults 13 
through 64 years; 50c/children 6-12, 
senior citizens 65 years and older, and 
for handicapped individuals. Age six 
and under ride free. 

Charter tours 

Charter tours may be arranged on 
weekdays by phoning EBRPD Reserva¬ 
tions, 531-9043 

There are also rental rowboats (with 
or without electric motors) paddle 
boats and canoes available to explore 
the remote inlets and coves of Lake 
Chabot or to reach choice fishing 
spots No private boats are allowed 

If you yearn for the quiet found drift¬ 
ing m a canoe, but lack the paddling 
skills, consider a canoeing class First 

classes for 1982 will begin soon T 
sign up or for more details, contact th 
American Red Cross office in Oaklam 
533-2321 Instruction is free There i 
a charge to cover cost of canoe rent. 

Directions to Park 

To reach Lake Chabot in AnthO' 
Chabot Regional Park Take Hwy 5f 
to 150th-Fairmont Ave exit in Si 
Leandro; drive east on Fairmont to L* 
Chabot Road; ease right onto Lai 
Chabot Road and watch the lefthasv 
side of the road for the Lake Chalk 

Parking, $1 'daily at Lake Chab 
during the winter, takes four qua 1 
ters . or park members may displa 
their membership cards on th. 
dashboard to waive the fee (East 8.i 

atop Logger's Run, a water flurr 
ride, this theme area is one of fiv 
new historical adventures at Mat 
riott's GREAT AMERICA in Sant 
Clara. Something else new: Specif 
Services now offers a season pass 8 
the amusement center for S3i 
(general public pays $49.95). Ti 
ticket entitles the bearer ti 
unlimited use of the park for tf| 
entire 1982 season, from openisi 
day March 6 until it closes in the fal 
If lost, the ticket can be replaced I 
no charge; however, no cash refund 
will be made. The offer is limited * 
first-come, first-served. Special Sf* 
vices also offers regular day ticket 
at a discount rate of $10. 

Vol. 44. Mo. 4 


Credit Union check facility 
now open for business 

inspirational talk-r.c. 

Owens, former wide receiver for the 
San Francisco 49ers, and Executive 
Assistant for the same football 
team, was guest speaker at the Oak 
Knoll observance of the National 
Prayer Breakfast in mid-February. 
Others participating in the program 
were Mr. Weldon Miles. Marine 
Corps Staff Sergeant James M. 
Cooper, Rear Admiral Walter M. 
Lonergan. Lieutenant Arnold S. 
Kirshenbaum, Lieutenant Com¬ 
mander Suzanne Norton. Captain 
M.D. Seiders and Lieutenant Jack 
O'Neill. Coordinators of the success¬ 
ful event were chaplains Com¬ 
mander Melvin J. Hary and Lieute¬ 
nant Jay L. Hoppus. Organist was Dr. 
Paul Mauk. 


Special menu 
at Porthole 

St. Patrick's Day will be observed at 
The Porthole with a traditional corned 
beef and cabbage dinner March 17, it 
has been announced 

Planning was not complete when we 
-ailed, but entertainment for that even- 
' n 9 was also being considered 

Women officers 
to meet for lunch 

A Bay Area Women Officers 
Luncheon is scheduled for 11;30 a m 
on Friday, March 19, at the Commis¬ 
sioned Officers Mess. NAS Alameda 

It is open to all active duty, reserve 
^d retired officers in the San Fran¬ 
cisco Bay Area Featured speaker will 
« Captain RL Hazard, Commanding 
S? *oer. Naval Technical Training 
enter Treasure Island, discussing 
Career Line Opportunities for Women 
,n the Navy." 

Cost per person is $6 75 and reser- 
^tions must be made by March 10 
' ,08e "^rested should call the Oak 
f, cli coordinator. Nurse Corps Lieute- 
? c '' Commander Kathleen Bonnet- 
Ungston Ext 2110 

The Alameda Coast Guard Federal 
Credit Union opened an expanded 
facility on base for share draft checking 
services on March 1. Featuring an 
express teller line for the handicapped, 
it is located in the old Bank of America 
building next door to the main credit 
union office 

The new location will be used by 
credit union members exclusively for all 
share draft checking account services 
All other credit union services —sav¬ 
ings, special certificates, IRAs, loans, 
new member accounts and safe 

The Office of Personnel Manage¬ 
ment (OPM) held hearings in 
Washington on Feb. 22-23 to solicit 
views on a proposal to hold an open 
season May 3-28 for federal 
employees to change plans in the 
Federal Employees Health Benefit 

OPM Director Donald J. Devine said 
that there are more than 100 different 
insurance carriers offering group health 
plans to federal workers, and hopefully, 
printed materials describing these 
programs would be out within the next 
few weeks to allow employees to study 
the different plans before the open 
season, if permitted, begins. 

If the delayed open season becomes 
reality in May, it would become effec¬ 
tive for employees on the first day of 
the first pay period in July. 

Also discussed at the recent hear¬ 
ings was a possible transfer fee that 
employees would have to pay if they 
switch from one plan to another, and 
the possibility that carriers could 
exclude certain pre-existing health con¬ 
ditions for enrollees who change plans 

Several congressmen and union 
representatives attended the 
Washington hearings last week One 
congressman has introduced legisla¬ 
tion that calls for a mandatory open 
season every year 

deposit boxes—remain at the former 

According to Walter Terry. General 
Manager, the additional facility will 
allow the staff to serve members more 
quickly and efficiently. "We now have 
over 5.100 checking account members 
in the credit union," he noted. 

The handicapped will be able to 
cash paychecks at the new annex, 
using the special handicapped express 

The new phone number, only for the 
credit union's checking services 
facility, is (415) 569-2633. 

The open season which had been 
scheduled to take place last November 
and December was postponed by OPM 
amid uncertainty over the legal status 
of the benefits packages negotiated 
with the carriers in October. Several 
employee union health plans sued OPM 
over benefits reduction, claiming that 
the agency did not have authority to 
order the cuts. A Federal District Court 
ruled some of the cuts legal, and others 
illegal. OPM appealed the ruling, and a 
U S. Court of Appeals panel ruled in 
OPM's favor on the question of 
whether the agency had authority to 
negotiate benefit reductions in order to 
stay within budget and to protect 
enrollees from unreasonably high pre¬ 
mium increases. 

FEHB premiums skyrocketed some 
30 percent in January, with most plans 
reducing benefits by 16 percent. 

OPM will review hearing findings 
and announce its decision after studies 
are complete 

Nearly three and a half million 
federal employees and retirees are 
enrolled in the FEHB program. Counting 
their dependents, nearly ten million per¬ 
sons are insured by the member plans. 
Enrollees and the government share the 
cost of premiums which pay for the 


^ has proclaimed the traditional month of March as Red Cross Month —a 
) time for the nation to recognize the humanitarian services of this 
j organization, in civil disasters, in war, and in the routine community/ 

: military business world. Naval Regional Medical Center. Oakland, in 

particular, takes this opportunity to offer a salute to its devoted Red 
( Cross volunteers and their daily contributions to patient welfare. 


Hearings address open season 

Friday, March 5, 1982 




The TRILAB computer system is in 
its final stages of installation, with the 
majority of the ward and clinic CRTs 
now in place and available for use by 
hospital staff. 

The computer operation and 
laboratory technician training was 
completed the end of January. The 
Nursing Service training was con¬ 
ducted on Feb. 17 and 18 Computer 
security codes are presently being 
assigned to physician and nursing ser¬ 
vice personnel. Hardware and software 
were officially signed over to the 
government on Feb 1 5. 

The system has been running very 
well, as the staff members from Outpa¬ 
tient Services, Patient Affairs and 
Laboratory began entering patient and 
test request data, reports Lieutenant 
Commander Robert E. Felton. The 
various functions within the system are 
being tested daily by the laboratory 
staff. A system implementation plan 
has been initiated and the system will 
be phased into operation over the next 
four weeks. During this phase-in pro¬ 
cess, he said, the laboratory will be vir¬ 
tually maintaining two information 
systems, the old manual filing system 
and the new automated system This 
means double work for the laboratory 
staff during the phase-in process. 

Several problems have been iden¬ 
tified during this last week and 
resolved This is typical of any installa¬ 
tion and is a necessary evil to fine tune 
the system to the hospital's unique 
needs, the officer explained. 

As of March 1, 40 percent of all 
inpatient and outpatient data were 
expected to be in the system and avail¬ 
able to ward and clinic personnel for 
viewing on their respective CRTS 
Nursing Service personnel are 
encouraged to continue their training 
by using the knowledge gained in the 
training sessions and passing it along 
to other ward and clinic personnel. A 
special class will be set up in the near 
future for house physicians. 

LCDR Felton had one last word of 
caution to those individuals who have 
received their personal security codes. 

These codes are an electronic sig¬ 
nature utilized by the system to link 
transactions within the system to the 
individual initiating the transaction. The 
acts of signing-on, inquiring, etc are 
logged by the system on an audit trail 
report which is forwarded to manage¬ 
ment. Therefore, one should never let 
another individual know or use your 
security codel 

Reserve clergy 
to attend drill 

Pastoral Care Service will host a drill 
training period for several civilian 
clergymen who are reservists on 
Thursday, March 1 1 

Slide presentations on the hospital 
ministry will be given beginning at 8 30 
a m. in Staff Training Classroom, Ward 

The gift of an angel 

LCDR Stu Powrie 

When Oak Leaf published his picture last July in promotion of the Travis 
Air Force Base show featuring the Blue Angels, several female military and 
civilian personnel asked for extra copies of the photo to dress up their 
bulletin boards 

He was handsome, his smile depicted a great personality, and male or 
female, one got the first impression that he'd make an interesting and loyal 
friend More than that, his appearance was All-Navy, and it kindled a 
professinal pride in belonging to the same service. 

Chances are remote that few of us knew him personally, but most of us 
were heartsick when we heard last week that 34-year-old Lieutenant Com¬ 
mander Stu Powrie had been killed in the Feb 22 crash of his A-4 Skyhawk 
jet in the southeastern California desert 

For those who attended the Travis show, you might remember that Stu 
then flew Opposing Solo in Plane No 6 A competitive swimmer throughout 
high school and at the U S Naval Academy, he became a naval aviator in 
April 1972. He completed training in the F-4 Phantom and was deployed for 
two years board the USS MIDWAY (CV-41) 

He later received a masters of science degree in aeronautical engineering 
at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, and was inducted into the Sigma 
Xi academic honorary fraternity in March 1977 There followed duty at 
Pacific Missile Test Center, Pt Mugu, and after that, deployment aboard the 
USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. When 
he joined the Blue Angels in October 1 980, he had more than 1,700 flight 
hours and 320 carrier landings to his credit He was married and the father 
of two children 

The cause of the accident was still under investigation at the time of this 
writing Our initial reaction to the tragic event was disbelief, followed by a 
feeling of great loss and sympathy for his loved ones. Stu, like the four 
members of the Air Force Thunderbirds who also lost their lives this year, 
was one of the good ones —rare individuals who make us glad to be 

We should be thankful for the gifts Stu Powrie gave us in his all-too-short 
life He was a true ambassador of goodwill. 

Fly on. Blue Angel We won't forget you 


RAOMWM lonergan MC. USN 
Commanding Officer 

CAPT Joseph P Smyth MC. USN Director of 
Clinical Services 

CDR Frank D Fisher MSC USN. Director of 
Administrative Services 

Editor Betty Beck 

Writer LTJG Scott Marsh 

Photography HM1 Gary Silk 

HM2 David Wm Sheffield 

THE OAK LEAF is published biweekly on Fri¬ 
day produced commercially with appropriated 
funds in compliance with NNPR P-35, Rev Jon 
1974 Deadline for copy is Thursday noon of the 
week prior to publication 

Opinions contained harem are not official 
expressions of the Department of the Navy THE 
OAK LCAF receives American Forces Press Ser¬ 
vice and Navy News material 

Contributions from boih staff and patients aro 
welcomed and should be addressed to the Editor 
of the OAK LEAF Naval Regional Medical Center 
Oakland. CA 94027 

Our patients write... ]' 

On Jan 1 2 I was admitted to CCU bad went to worse, and but for the coopera¬ 
tive, knowledgeable, conscientious efforts of all shifts. I would not be writing this 

I was transferred to St. Mary's Hospital and Dr Espiritu accompanied me in the 
ambulance The following day (surgery was performed) 

The surgeons were marvelous but it is the CCU I am writing about I shall not 
name names because, in my befuddled state, I will surely omit someone and believe > 
me, ALL receive equal credit Shifts came and went and no people, regardless of 
rate, could have done more or been more efficient. 

When I was released from the (civilian) hospital I thanked the surgeon and he said. 

“I don’t deserve your thanks for saving your life. Oak Knoll did that I merely repaired 
the damage nature had done 

So —how do you thank people for your life? I want you to know for all the patients 
who come and go through CCU and never say anything —here is one who will b( 
forever grateful and I want you to be aware of the people in that unit who "give thei ‘ 

For 35 years I have used this facility and because of these people l hope to use i 
for another 35 

Shirley Steffen ; 

A new blueprint tomorrow? {. 

By LTJG Scott A. Marsh 

To commemorate Black History Week, a program was held Feb. 23.1 went with 
the attitude that I didn't think that I would be "culturally enriched." As the program 
progressed the tone was not what I truly expected but more what I had hoped that it 
would be 

For those of you who unfortunately had other things, or as others asked, "Why be 
reminded? Why have a Black History emphasis? Let me share with you my thoughts 
about the program H, 

The theme was "Blueprint for Tomorrow." The poet Frederick Douglas was 
quoted as saying, "without struggle there is no progress " But with whom is tr 
struggle or the opponent? A Selected reading by GMG1 Reginald Day talked about .• 
his advice for the future. "It's not what a man wishes and prays for that he gets, but 
what he justly earns." Through songs and the spoken word, thoughts of courage and 
decision ("with a made up mind") emphasized the message. 

We must work together I say "we” not whites or blacks, but all men Synergism 
is the cooperative action such that the total effect is greater than the sum of 
individual efforts ^flg. 

We must share our opportunities and knowledge with all people. Growing 
together and working together as a team for the good of all 

We are all Americans, black, white, yellow or brown. All of us are citizens of this 
United States All of us should be working toward the same goal. Who is our oppo¬ 
nent 7 Hopefully not each other 

I'm reminded of the words to a song made famous by B.J Thomas "Everything is 

"Everything is beautiful in its own way 

under God's heaven the world will find the way... 

There is none so blind as he who will not see 

We must not close our minds and let our thoughts be free." 

I pray that I am not somebody's struggle and that my mind will open to help and 
contribute to the combined good Are you somebody's opponent in their Blueprint 
for Tomorrow 7 

Chaplain's Corner 

Lent—a time for new beginnings 

By Chaplain Jay Hoppus 

// Corinthians 6:2 ".. Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of 
salvation ." 

You may not believe it, or it just doesn't seem possible, but Lenten season began 
again last week Ash Wednesday begins the theme of "now is the time." Lent should . 
be a time for us to take personal inventory Not from the rooms and shelves of our 
homes or offices, but of our own lives Who are we serving and following after—the 
ways of the world or the ways of God 7 

"Now" says Paul in Corinthians is the day to ask ourselves how do we stand in 
relationship to God 7 The ways of the world point to a Medicine Chest God where we 
take out a God pill only when we re feeling bad and then it's back into the chest. 
The ways of God point to a God who immersed Himself totally into human life and 
especially with the suffering of humanity Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. 
took on our nature, suffered and died for us. and then gave us life as we've never 
known it before 

For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might 
become the righteousness of God " (2 Conn 5 21) ‘ In Him” is what it means to be 
following the ways of God and it s a free gift this Lenten season Just accept the gift 
and take it into our life That s generally what we do isn't it. when someone has 8 
present for us? It is |ust so simple Yet in our jet age of computers, science, 
knowledge, wisdom and Madison Avenue, we want to spruce it up and work for it 
change it. and package it up in paper and tinsel so it looks good 

The heritage and tradition of the Church has left the message that it is not what j 
we can do tor God hut what He has already done tor us If we are to do or work for t 
anything, it is in response to what God has done already for us — to accept or reiect 
the gift of His Son Now is the acceptable time to begin any future May you just 
keep it simple and accept now God s salvation 'God was in Christ, reconciling the j 
world to Himself 

March 5. 1982 


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' I 

St. Pat's Day salute 
to the fighting' Irish 

The roll of the 18th Pennsylvania 
Regiment during the American Revolu¬ 
tion in 1779 showed foreigners out¬ 
numbering native born Americans two 
to one, with the Irish alone comprising 
nearly half of the men. The roster of 
the Pennyslvama State Regiment of 
Artillery indicates that former Irishmen 
made up one-third of the entire regi¬ 
ment This high ratio was typical in 
many of the Colonial forces. 

Thousands of Irishmen served in the 
Union Army during the Civil War. The 
famous Irish brigade commanded by 
General Thomas F Meagher was com¬ 
posed of the 63d, 69th and 88th New 
York Regiments Units of the brigade 
were particularly outstanding in the 
Battle of Mary's Heights at Fre¬ 
dericksburg, Va.. when Irish regiments 
from the North faced Irish regiments 
from the south Massachusetts, Penn¬ 
sylvania, Indiana and Illinois each fur¬ 
nished two Irish regiments and several 
other states each provided one. 

Irish participating in the Army that 
fought the Indians after the Civil War is 
borne out by the names of men who 
won the Army Medal of Honor: Irwin, 
Fegan, Carrol, Carter, Daily, Dowling, 
Farren, Foran. Golden, Higgins, Deenan, 
Brophy, Reed and Burke were all from 

During World War I, Pat Regan 
dashed with an empty pistol into a 
machine gun nest, capturing 30 
Austrian gunners and four machine 
guns Richard W O'Neil in advance of 
an assaulting line attacked a detach¬ 
ment of about 25 of the enemy. 

Who has not heard of those legend¬ 
ary heroes of World War II —the five 
Sullivan brothers who tragically went 
down with their ship, or of Colin Kelly, 
killed when he sank the Japanese war¬ 
ship Irishmen as an ethnic group were 
awarded more Navy Medals of Honor 
than any other ethnic group and there 
were thousands of others —sons or 
sons of sons of the Old Sod 

There was Jonah Kelley who 
destroyed a machine gun nest before 
he was killed. Ova Kelley who inspired 
his comrades to destroy an enemy 
force of 36 men while capturing one 
light and two heavy machine guns; 
Charles L. Kelly who defended an 
ammunition storehouse against vastly 
superior enemy forces with his 
automatic rifle, Thomas J. Kelly, a 
medical-aid man. who made 10 separ¬ 
ate trips through murderous enemy 
fire, each time bringing wounded men 
out of the death trap 

On and on the list could continue, 
down through the Korean War and 
Vietnam conflict, of the fighting Irish 
who contributed in protecting the 
nation that had given a home to them 
or to their fathers. 

The Irish contributions were not uni¬ 
que they were in league with contribu¬ 
tions of a host of men who came or 
who were the offspring of men who 
came from many nations. But it seems 
their right to be singled out as we 
approach St Patrick's Day, the day of 
the Patron Saint of Ireland 

Info course 
for those 
getting out 

Are you due to get out of the service 
soon 7 YNI Steve Garthwaite. Naval 
Reserve Counselor and member of the 
Pacific Fleet Naval Reserve Indoctrina¬ 
tion Team at Alameda, presented an 
fnformation course on VA Benefits and 
Reserve Programs on Feb. 25, and will 
repeat it in March 

This course is mandatory for those 
leaving the Navy Other interested per¬ 
sonnel may wish to attend and be 
advised of the opportunities available 
This is not a recruiting endeavor 

For times and location consult the 
Plan of the Day. 

'0 club' closed 
on Mondays 

The Naval Regional Medical Center 
Officers' Club is now closed on Mon¬ 

The club is open for lunch the 
remaining four days of the business 
week from 1.1 30 a m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Happy hour is held each Friday, 
beginning at 4 p.m. 

GCM convicts 
Navy officer 
of drug offenses 

A U.S. Navy officer was sen¬ 
tenced Feb. 9 by a general court- 
martial to dismissal from the naval 
service and two years confinement 
at hard labor for drug-related 

fhe court-martial was convened by 
. 0rn mander, U S Naval Forces, 
Han, and tried at Fleet Activities, 
o o$uka. Japan The officer, a lieute- 
assigned to Commander Fleet Air 
e ^ ,ern Pacific, was convicted of 12 
Reifications of violating a general 
er o r regulation The violations 
deluded wrongful sale, transfer, 
Rssion and use of marijuana. 

from the Navy for an 
^ 5 equivalent to dishonorable 

'••Charge 0 f an en |, s ^ ec j member 

Army general 
visits NRMCO 

Brigadier General John H. Mitchell. 
Director, Human Resources Develop¬ 
ment in the office of the Army Chief of 
Staff, paid a courtesy call on the com¬ 
mand and visited the Drug Screening 
Laboratory on base Feb 16. 

On his trip from the Pentagon, Bri¬ 
gadier General Mitchell also called on 
Letterman Army Medical Center in San 
Francisco and Ft. Ord near Monterey 
The Army's alcohol and drug abuse 
program is one of his responsibilities 

Pacific Fleet combats 
fraud, waste, abuse 

More than 225 cases of fraud, 
waste and abuse were identified by 
Pacific Fleet counter-intelligence 
officers in 1981, saving the Navy 
hundreds of thousands of dollars, and 
supporting the actions taken by a 
steering group established by Admiral 
James D Watkins, Commander in 
Chief, U S. Pacific Fleet. 

Some of the examples include. 

• A sailor fraudulently obtained 
government transportation for his 
girlfriend and her child to travel over¬ 
seas, and secured temporary living 
allowance and base housing for them. 

• A teleprinter was recovered from 
a trash site at a naval air station. It was 
supposed to have gone from an aircraft 
carrier to a repair facility ashore for 
rework. Its value was $30,000. 

• A doctor assigned to a Naval 
Regional Medical Center started two 
civilian businesses, allegedly operat¬ 
ing them primarily on government 
time. He is also alleged to have billed 
CHAMPUS for treatment of military 


At a recent meeting of the fraud, 
waste and abuse steering group. 
Admiral Watkins had blunt words for 
potential offenders; "Some may be 
tempted to think that... a little bit of 
fraud might be all right. Well, it isn't, 
and the Navy is sending that signal 
strong and clear throughout the rank 
and file. The penalties are tough. 
Penalties can end a bright career and 
result in a stiff prison sentence. With 
the challenge of providing an adequ¬ 
ate defense with finite resources, 
fraud, waste and abuse must be 

Anyone seeing wasteful or criminal 
abuses taking place should report the 
encounter through the chain of com¬ 
mand or call a "hotline" for fraud, 
waste and abuse. Nationally, the num¬ 
bers are Commercial (800) 424-9098 
(outside Washington, D C.) or 693- 
5080 (inside Washington, D C ), 
Autovon 223-5080 or FTS (202) 693- 

Military host families sought 
for educational exchange program 

Military families are being sought to 
host foreign students visiting the 
western United States for the 1982- 
83 school year under auspices of 
American Intercultural Student 
Exchange (AISE), a non-profit 
organization recognized by the U. S. 
International Communication Agency. 

Male and female students aged 16 
and 1 7 will be visiting the U. S from 
Sweden, Norway, Finland. Germany, 
Spain and the Philippines. All wil ! be 
English-speaking. Host families would 
provide room and board and would be 
eligible for $50 per month tax deduc¬ 

tion for each student. 

AISE is also looking for host families 
for Finnish students visiting the 
western U. S. for a five-week summer 
program in June-July 1 982, as well as 
U. S. students interested in spending 
the 1982-83 school year in the above- 
named countries. 

For more information, military per¬ 
sonnel and dependents may contact 
AISE at 714-459-9761 Collect calls 
will be accepted AISE can also be 
reached via letter at 7728 Lookout 
Drive, La Jolla, Calif 92037 

Identification of drug abusers 'vital' 

Unfamiliarity with the symptoms of 
drug and alcohol abuse can signifi¬ 
cantly reduce the chances of success 
in treating the abuser and jeopardize 
the safety of other personnel, accord¬ 
ing to a January 1982 report of the 
Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 

The report calls on commanding 
officers, executive officers and super¬ 
visors to learn how to identify those 
individuals within their units who show 
symptoms of being in trouble with 
alcohol and other drugs. 

According to NADAP, early discov¬ 
ery of a problem “short-circuits the 
manipulative skills of the alcoholic and 
other-drug dependent individuals" and 
shortens the dependency period and 
recovery process. It also prevents 
development of the alibi system that 
allows individuals to justify their drug 
or alcohol abuse. 

Occurrences which may indicate a 
drug or alcohol involvement include: 
unusual absenteeism, an accident rate 

Call before donating 
publications to library 

The General Library requests 
prospective donors of books call Ext. 
2220 first to see if the donations are 
needed Due to lack of space, the libr¬ 
ary cannot accept many gifts, a 
spokesman explained. 

Paperbooks in good condition are 
welcomed, he said, and are used by our 
patients in the hospital wards, but gifts 
of Reader's Digest Condensed Books, 
old textbooks, five-year-old "best 
sellers," and any books in large quan¬ 
tities cannot be used 

significantly greater than normal, 
difficulty in concentration, confusion in 
understanding instructions and 
spasmodic work patterns alternating 
between periods of very high and very 
low productivity. Mood swings, fights 
or arguments with fellow workers, dis¬ 
heveled clothing and fear of learning 
new jobs or skills may also indicate a 

Ignoring the issue creates the risk of 
physical harm to command personnel 
who depend on the reliability of an 
individual's work, or harm to the abuser 
himself through abuse-related acci¬ 
dents or overdoses. The report says 
recognition of symptoms is vital to the 
interest of Navy operational readiness 
and manpower retention. 

Hi-ho. Silver, 
—he's away! 

A "Stallion" which could con¬ 
ceivably be called "Silver" is loose 
somewhere in the main hospital 
building and needs to be rounded 
up and returned to its corral on the 
third deck. 

Twelve hands, or four feet tall. 
"Silver" carries a six foot grey tail 
and rolls, rather than gallops, on 
three round feet. His body is 
chromeplated and he "snorts up" 
both wet and dry materials. 

You guessed it. . "Silver" is a 
vacuum cleaner with the tra¬ 
dename of Stallion. He disap¬ 
peared from the Housekeeping 
storeroom on or about Feb 1 If he 
happens to be in your service (or 
pasture), please call Ext. 2204 

Page 4 

THE OAK LEAF _ Friday, March 5, 198; 

Seabees 40th Anniversary 

BIG E' RENOVATED-USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65), the world's first nuclear- 
powered aircraft carrier, is back at her homeport of NAS Alameda after a three- 
year, $276 million overhaul at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where she is 
picured as she nears completion. The overhaul included engineering updates, 
changes to the mast and the installation systems, as well as a general rehab to 
living quarters. 

VA seeks former POWs 

Veterans service organizations and 
some 500 military unit associations are 
being asked to help the Veterans 
Administration locate 57,000 special 

They are part of the 100,000 living 
American former prisoners of war 
(POWs) who became potentially eligi¬ 
ble for benefits as the result of recent 

The VA already has the names of 
43,000 former POWs who have 
qualified for compensation or pension. 

The POW Health Care Benefits Act 
of 1981 makes it easier for former 
prisoners of war, held by the enemy for 
as short a period as 30 days, to estab¬ 
lish entitlement to compensation for 
certain disabilities. 

These veterans may now be com¬ 
pensated for certain psychological and 
nutrition-related disorders regardless 
of when, in their lifetimes, they first 

Eligibility for inpatient and outpatient 
medical care, on a priority basis, now 
exists for all ex-POWs The new law 
also provides that a vet's captivity need 
not have been during wartime for these 
new, more liberal, benefit rules to 

The agency's concern with the 
special health problems of former 
POWs stems from a joint study in 
1980 with the Department of Defense 
which found POWs, whose confine¬ 
ment was characterized by starvation 
diets, lack of medical care and 
inhumane treatment, have a higher 
incidence of physical and psychological 

Former POWs may previously have 
had difficulties establishing claims for 
benefits based upon service connected 
disabilities due to inadequate repatria¬ 
tion examinations, the study points out. 

The largest group of former POWs, 
93,128, is from World War II. There 
are 3,844 ex-POWs from the Korean 
Conflict; 800 from World War I; 642 
from the Vietnam War, and 80 from 
the USS PUEBLO incident. 

Organizations cooperating with the 
VA are being asked to provide all perti¬ 
nent information on their members 
who were POWs. The military serial 
number, social security number or VA 
claim number is especially important 

The VA plans to contact all veterans 
identified in this manner, to inform 
them of the details of the legislation 
and to answer any questions they may 

The agency is also asking members 
of the public to advise any veteran they 
know who is a former POW of the new 

Veterans benefits counselors at all 
VA regional offices have details of the 
new law, and will answer any questions 
concerning it. County service officers 
and service organization representa¬ 
tives may also be contacted. 

The VA regional office in San Fran¬ 
cisco is located at 211 Main Street 
(corner of Main and Howard). 

Toll-free lines into VA regional 
offices may be found in the white 
pages of phone books under "U S. 

MEMORIAL DONATION —This painting was donated to the Medical Center by 
Clark Vandenberg in appreciation for care given his wife. Hildegard. It is avail¬ 
able for view in the Adolescent Clinic. Mr. Vandenberg has other works on dis¬ 
play in local museums. 

The name and insignia for Seabees 
were authorized March 5, 1942. 

The name Seabees’ is derived from 
the first Construction Battalions (CBs). 
Seabees traditionally observe March 5 
as their anniversary 

On March 19, 1942, the Civil 
Engineer Corps was given command of 
the Seabees. whose official motto is 
"Construimus-Batuimus." Literally, this 
means, "We Build—We Fight." 

The first Seabees had no military 
training. One month after the units 
were formed, they found themselves at 
work building roads on Borabora, thou¬ 
sands of miles out in the Pacific. 

They proved then that they live up to 
the saying "Navy Seabees can dol" 

They're still proving it today 
Happy 40th, Seabees. 

Career Capsules— 

Navy offers off-duty educational opportunities 

By HMC G.L. Soileau * 

Career Counselor 

If you are interested in advancing educationally while you are in the Navy, thet 
are a number of opportunities available to you. 

The Navy has a program enabling its members to complete a high school diplom^ 
and pursue a college degree This voluntary educational program is called Navy Cam 
pus. Whether you are ashore or afloat, you can finish your high school educatio; 
under the Navy High School Studies Program And, if you would like to work towarc 
a college degree, you can enroll in evening courses at your base, or take course) 
while aboard ship. 

For those of you stationed at NRMC Oakland, Navy Campus has arranged to brin$ 
college level courses to you during off-duty hours. Your Education and Training 
Department or Career Counselor can assist you in contacting the nearest adviso/* 


The Navy will help pay for the cost of the education For example, courses takei 
to complete a high school diploma are free If you have achieved a high school dip 
loma or equivalent, you can take college level courses and pay only part of the cosl 
Under the Navy Campus Tuition Assistance Program, up to 75 percent of the co. ' 
of college level courses are paid if you are an E-4 or below If you are an E-5 or above 
and have less than 14 years of service, up to 90 percent of the tuition costs will tx 

If you have any questions about what is available, or how to proceed, check 
Education and Training or the Career Counselor 

Navy plans 
to recruit 

more women 

The Navy will continue with a plan¬ 
ned increase in the number of female 
officers to 6,400 and enlisted women 
from the current 35,000 level to 
45,000 by FY 1985. The increase sup¬ 
ports Defense Secretary Caspar Wein¬ 
berger's goal of expanding the role of 
women in the military and removing 
obstacles to fully utilizing their 

In a memorandum to all service 
secretaries. Secretary Weinberger said, 
"Women in the military are a very 
important part of our total-force 
capability. Qualified women are essen¬ 
tial to obtaining the numbers of quality 
people required to maintain the readi¬ 
ness of our forces." 


applications due 

Applications from all E-7/8/9 per¬ 
sonnel for appointment to Chief War¬ 
rant Officer (CWO) and Limited Duty 
Officer (LDO) are due at the Naval Mili¬ 
tary Personnel Command by April 1 
First class petty officers, who must 
compete in the E-7 exam, have until 
May 1 7 to complete their applications 

Selection opportunity for FY 1983 is 
expected to be nine percent for LDO, 
25 percent for CWO, and 26 percent 
for CWOs who apply for appointment 

Application procedures and 
eligibility requirements for both 
programs are listed in NMPC Notice 
1 120 of Dec. 30. 1981. 

Assistants needed 

Bachelor COLA 
begins overseas 

A bachelor cost of living allowance 
(COLA) for single and unaccompanied 
members in high cost overseas areas 
was included in Navy paychecks in 
January The COLA gives members 
receiving government quarters and 
messing 47 percent of the without- 
dependents rate paid to single or unac¬ 
companied members on separate 

The new allowance corrects a long 
standing inequity that denied single and 
unaccompanied members who live on 
base and eat in Navy messes any com¬ 
pensation for additional expenses 
incurred in overseas areas. 

Applications will be accepted 
through March 12 for two Operating 
Room Nursing Assistant positions h 
Otorhinolaryngology Service. 

The GS-5 employees will assist 
physicians in providing diagnostic ser¬ 
vices and specialized medical and 
surgical care for disease and injuries in 
this specialized field. They will also per¬ 
form scrub and circulating duties as 
member of a surgical team, and 
transport Indian Health Service patients 
to and from San Francisco Bay airports 
The assistants will accompany 
physicians to Indian reservations in thtf 4 
western states in connection with an 
otitis medical program agreement. 

Interested applicants may receive 
more detailed information from 
Maunne Tinsley in Civilian Personnel 
Service, Ext 2116 


Page 5 


Comings and Goings 

•Fan winds and following seas'' 

I t0 the following personnel who have 
l Leontiy departed this command 
I L^vtenant Roger Edwards, formerly 
\lof Pharmacy Service, to Okinawa 
/ Hospital Apprentice Ralph Finley. 
I from duty 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
T inva Hernandez to NRMC Guam 
Hospital Corpsman Second Class 

I Brett Chnstensen, released from active 


Lieutenant Thomas Howe to NRMC 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Antomo Alvarez to NSHS San Diego. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Jon 
Chamness to NAMI. Pensacola, Fla. 
Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
r fifrchael Hopkins, released from active 

t r duty 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 

t pjvid Kitchen to NSHS San Diego. 
Lieutenant Clarice Nash to NRMC 
Sen Diego. 

Hospitalman Gerald Close to NSHS 
San Diego. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Larry 
Shamblin to NAMI, Pensacola. Fla 
Dentalman Barry Walker to San 
f l| Miguel. RP 

Hospitalman Angelica Oliva to 
Alameda Branch Clinic. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Alice 
R Lambert to NRMC Rota. Spain. 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Treneader Horton to NRMC Hawaii. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Carl 
Lmdemann to El Centro, Calif , Branch 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Frank Cruice to Naval Submarine Medi¬ 
cal Center. New London, Conn. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
James Burrell to NNMC, Bethesda, Md. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Robert Harrington to NRMC Bremerton, 
W ash 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
David forde to Naval Support Activity. 
Diego Garcia 

Hospital Corpsman First Class Terry 
Roscoe to Quantico, Va. Branch Clinic. 

Hospital Corpsman First Class 
Ronald Rhodes to USS SARATOGA 
ICV 60), homeported in Mayport, Fla. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Clarence Sims to USS EMORY LAND 
(AS-39), homeported in Norfolk. Va. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Michael Evans to NRMC Long Beach, 
;i| Calif 


Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Zigfrid Tomson to NAEC Branch Clinic, 
Lakehurst, N J 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Gre¬ 
gory Stephens to NRMC Orlando. Fla 
Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Jerry L Vernon to Marine Corps Air 
Station. 29 Palms. Calif 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Allen 
B Chackman to Quantico, Va Branch 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Mark 
McCormick, released from active duty 
Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Gerald Lombardi to USS 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Cynthia Dixon to NRMC San Diego 
Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Christopher Strainbrook to NRMC 
Camp Pendleton. 

"Welcome aboard" to recently 

Ensign Martha Ann Van Clief, Clini¬ 
cal Clerk 

Lieutenant Commander Peggy Coff¬ 
man, Nurse Corps. 

Captain David Wallin, Medical 
Corps. Clinical Investigation Center, 

Ensign Frederick Martin, Clinical 

Ensign John Hudler, Clinical Clerk. 

Hospitalman Junior Shepherd. Phar¬ 
macy Service. 

Operations Specialist Second Class 
Christopher Martindale, Operating 
Management Service 

Hospital Corpsman First Class Lam- 
berto Castello, Career Counselor's 

Hospitalman Recruit Lawrence G 
Zamora. Nursing Service. 

Hospital Apprentice Roger Cook, 
Nursing Service 

Hospital Apprentice Edwin Santa 
Maria. Nursing Service. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
George Firgas. PMT School. 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Dale Johnson, Medical Repair. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Christopher Curtin, Nursing Service. 

Hospital Apprentice John F. Payne, 
Nursing Service 

Hospitalman Anthony Keaton, X- 
Ray School. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Gor¬ 
don Rector. X-Ray School. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
William Threet. Preventive Medicine 

Hospital Corpsman First Class 
James M Griffin. Medical Repair 


Sustained Superior 
Performance Awards 

Mr Juroid DeVaull and Mr Frank 
Crump, both of Food Management Ser¬ 

Letters of Commendation 

Lieutenant Roger Edwards, Medical 
Service Corps 

Hospital Apprentice Francis 

Hospitalman Patrick Malone 
Hospitalman Recruit Greg Marlatt 
Hospital Apprentice Richard Kline 
Hospitalman Recruit Edwardo De 
Los Santos 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
John Sharretts 

Civilian Length of 
Service Awards 

35 Years 

Richard Griffin, Supply Service 
Mary A Clay. Operating Manage¬ 
ment Service 

30 Years 

Juilet W Fair, Supply Service 
Henry Stuart, Public Works Service 
Katherine S. Taylor, Patient Affairs 
Catherine L. DeWald, Comptroller 

25 Years 

Doris K. Grant, Patient Affairs Ser¬ 

20 Years 

Frank D. Kieffer, Occupational 

Violet M Burdock, Patient Affairs 

15 Years 

Shirley L Brown, Nursing Servico 
Grace M Mitchell, Outpatient Ser¬ 

Virginia W Willis, Nursing Service 
Fred J. Baringer, Patient Affairs 
Elva L. Knight, Supply Service 
Rosalee 0 Warren, Patient Affairs 
Calvin D. Nuckolls, Operating 
Management Service 

10 Years 

Vergie M Payne, Patient Affairs 
Jerry L. Wilsford. Outpatient Depart¬ 

Letters of Appreciation 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Charles Harman 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Sharon Sharretts 

Reserve counselors 
sought for active duty 

Fleet Reserve or selected reserve 
personnel previously designated as 
drug or alcohol counselors are being 
asked to volunteer for active duty Per¬ 
sonnel recalled under the program will 
be assigned to billets at Navy Regional 
Medical Centers and counseling and 
assistance centers in the Continental 
U S and overseas. The assignments 
will be for a minimum of two years. 

Selected reservists applying for the 
duty must have a Navy Enlisted 
Classification (NEC) Code of 9519, 
Alcoholism Treatment Specialist, or 
9522, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Coun¬ 
selor Fleet Reserve personnel must 
have held the NEC at the time of their 
transfer to the Fleet Reserve 

Applications for these limited billet 
availabilities will be filled on a first- 
come/first-served basis For specific 
billet availabilities, applicants may call 
Commercial (202) 695-9316, or 
Autovon 225-9316 

Applicants can obtain general infor¬ 
mation on recall to active duty by call¬ 
ing Commercial (202) 694-1823 or 
Autovon 224-1823 

APPRECIATED —Lieutenant Com¬ 
mander Gordon Poppell of Preven¬ 
tive Medicine Service has been com¬ 
mended by Rear Admiral Paul T. 
Gillcrist, Commander, Naval Base 
San Diego, for his role in evaluating 
Pacific Fleet dining facilities for the 
annual Ney Memorial Award com¬ 
petition. In a recent letter of 
appreciation to the Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland officer, 
RADM Gillcrist said, "The competi¬ 
tion was strong among the 
activities, but in the course of your 
evaluation visits, you conducted on¬ 
site training, assisting in the 
improvement of food service opera¬ 
tions and increasing patron satisfac¬ 

Operating School 
graduates seven 

Seven members of Operating Room 
Technician School Class 81005 gradu¬ 
ated in ceremonies here last Friday. 

Completing six weeks of didactic 
instruction on aseptic technique and 
20 weeks of clinical experience were 
Hospital Corpsmen Third Class George 
R Chadwell, Catherine L. Clampitt, 
David A. Foster, Ann M Walters and 
Jeff J. Walters; and Hospital Appren¬ 
tices Timothy C, Durrett and Louis R 
Ronzitti. New duty stations are: Chad- 
well. USS CAPE COD; Clampitt. NRMC 
Beaufort, S.C.; Durrett. Naval Hospital, 
Lemoore, Calif.; Foster and Ronzitti. 
NRMC Jacksonville, Fla.; Ann Walters, 
NRMC Portsmouth, Va.; and Jeff 
Walters. USS IWO JIMA 

Specialty students who were with 
the class during the first phase of train¬ 
ing were DT3 Reuben K. Bideshi of 
Dental Service and HN Karen L. 
Wheeler of Urology. 

Navy announces 
'Upgrade 82' 

"Upgrade 82," which allows com¬ 
manding officers to discharge "those 
few individuals who routinely migrate 
between unsatisfactory and marginal 
performance," has been authorized by 
Chief of Naval Operations. Admiral 
Thomas B Hayward 

The new program is based on the 
"unqualified success" of last year’s 
upgrade. It increases the time officers 
and enlisted leaders will be able to 
spend with the majority of their men 
and women, thus improving morale and 
command readiness. 

Commanding officers may dis¬ 
charge, for the convenience of the 
government, those few individuals who 
are no longer deserving of further 
counseling, guidance or command 
attention The character of the dis¬ 
charge will be as warranted by the 
individual's record 

Details of the program were pro¬ 
mulgated in a Jan 16 message from 
the CNO to commanding officers 

Page 6 


Friday, March 5, 191 

NEW DONOR CENTER —Rear Admiral Walter M. Lonergan, Commanding 
Officer, and several of his staff were present for recent official ribbon-cutting 
ceremonies opening a new Blood Donor Center on the fourth deck. Here Com¬ 
mander John Compagno (left) explains center operations to Rear Admiral 
Lonergan. Captain Philip J. Vogt, Commander Frank Fisher and Captain Richard 
W. Poley. The center is now open from 9 a m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 
from 2 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The next blood 
drive on base will be held March 9-10. 

USS GUAM medics, crewmen 
save Yugoslavian seaman's life 

A medical rescue effort by a team 
from USS GUAM (LPH 9) saved the life 
of an injured Yugoslavian seaman near 
New Orleans, La., on Feb 9. The Nor¬ 
folk-based amphibious assault ship 
was enroute from its homeport to New 
Orleans when it received a message 
notifying it of a medical emergency 
near its position 

A machinist on the Yugoslavian 
freighter UCKA had his left leg crushed 
by a main engine piston and was 
rapidly losing blood Bad weather in 
New Orleans had delayed the launch of 
the land-based primary rescue 
helicopter, and GUAM'S Commahding 
Officer, Captain A.W. Weseleskey, 
after consulting the ship's medical 
officer, felt further delay in treatment 
would probably be fatal. 

GUAM launched its UH-1N 
helicopter, "Astro Niner," with the 
ship's doctor. Lieutenant Ira Knepp 
and Corpsmen Third Class R. Roberts 
and A.J. Carotenuto onboard. With 
directions through the rain and fog pro¬ 
vided by GUAM’S Combat Information 
Center. Astro Nmer's pilot. Commander 
Charles McLaughlin and co-pilot. Com- 

Protect them 
from harm—1 

Immunize Now 
Alains! These 
Diseases ^ 



mander Buck Carlton, found the UCKA 
near its reported position. The doctor 
and corpsmen had to be lowered by 
hoist to the small ship, where they 
quickly administered intravenous fluids 
to replace lost blood During this time, a 
U S Coast Guard HH-3 helicopter 
arrived on the scene It hoisted the 
injured man and medical team off 
UCKA's deck and returned to GUAM 
The landing was the second ever made 
by the Coast Guard crew on a ship of 
GUAM'S type. 

Whole blood, which GUAM does not 
normally carry, was needed to replace 
that which the freighter crewman had 
lost An announcement was made to 
GUAM'S crew and 47 men volunteered 
their blood After his wound was 
dressed, the Yugoslav was flown to a 
New Orleans hospital by the Coast 
Guard helicopter, where doctors were 
able to save his leg. 

Rear Admiral W.H. Steward, Com¬ 
mander, Eighth Coast Guard District, 
praised GUAM for the quick action. He 
also relayed the appreciation of the 
master of the UCKA, and called 
GUAM'S "can do" spirit "commenda¬ 
ble and typical of Navy tradition.” Vice 
Admiral James A Lyons, Jr., Com¬ 
mander, Second Fleet, echoed the 
praise, and said GUAM'S assistance 
was "in keeping with the finest time- 
honored traditions of the sea ” 

Top killers identified 

Heart disease and cancer are the 
two leading causes of death in the 
United States, according to the 
National Center for Health Statistics, 
U. S Department of Health and Human 

In order, the 10 leading causes of 
deaths in the United States are: 

1. Heart disease. 

2. Malignant neoplasms (cancer). 

3. Cerebrovascular diseases 

4. Accidents. 

5. Influenza/pneumonia. 

6. Diabetes. 

7. Cirrhosis of the liver. 

8. Arteriosclerosis (hardening of 
the arteries). 

9. Suicide. 

10. Certain causes of mortality in 
early infancy. 


A quick took 
at recent health care 
developments _ 

It may be small consolation to the hittee, but the hitter's fist may suffer 
much damage—or more —as the jaw he socked. If the fist connects with the te- 
according to Emergency Medicine, then the resulting lacerations are potentially 
most serious of all bite wounds. And even the most innocuous-looking clencherj f, 
injury may conceal finger fractures, tendon lacerations and joint problems that cun 
time lead to permanent disablement. The problem is that these wounds are usua 1 
on the hands of young men who too frequently dismiss them as inconsequent* J 
They expect that the wounds will heal themselves, but too often the neglect lead, 1 
serious problems. 

• . . h 

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a specter threatening the well-being of \ 
frightening number of as yet unborn children in the U. S., according to a revJ' 
article in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Surveys indicate that 1 
less than 70 percent of pregnant women drink some alcohol Although it can’t ( ; 
said exactly how much alcohol is damaging to the fetus, recent studies of worn* ’ 
who drank one or more ounces of alcohol per day indicate that there is decreas* j 
intrauterine growth of the fetuses and some malformation like that of FAS Tli 
symptoms of FAS include abnormally small head, small jaws and eyes, impair* 
intellectual development and poor coordination, and growth patterns well below th 
normal Studies have shown that a woman can have a healthy baby if she stops coi 
suming alcohol before conception. Although the mechanism by which alcoh< 
causes these malformations is not known, it is irrefutable that alcohol is the cause 1 


To the news media and to concerned citizen groups. Love Canal (Niagara Fall* 
N. Y.) became the symbol of wanton abuse of the environment with cons*} 
quent disastrous effects on humans. Toxic chemicals had been buried in the 
and then, years later, homes had been built on the site The fear was that the co* 
taminated soil would cause a high rate of cancer among the residents of the ere* 
A study published in Science using data from the New York Center Registry fro*f 
1955 to 1977, reveals that the incidence of cancer among the residents is ni 
greater than for the rest of the state. 




"Eating for two" has gained new meaning as obstretricians find that under- 
nutrition of the pregnant woman may harm the developing unborn baby more thr* 
previously suspected Researchers report in an article in the Canadian Medisk 
Association Journal that if the mother's weight is below 100 percent of the ideal » 
her then it can be expected that the fetus will not prosper as it should, and after but) 
the new-born of severely malnourished mothers show impaired learning ability 31 
abnormal responses to stimuli Malnourished mothers have babies of low bi^ 
weight, and it has been found that new-born deaths and poor neurological develop* 
ment are all related to birth weight. 

Epidemic typhus, which caused millions of deaths in the Balkans and Easter 
Europe between the world wars, has recently been reported with increased fre¬ 
quency in the eastern United States. The carrier for this relatively rare disease 
uniquely talented mammal, the flying squirrel According to an article in Emerge 
Medicine, the southern flying squirrel is a host for the disease, which 
apparently transmitted to humans through fleas which will bite both squirrels 
humans The epidemiologists were led to the conclusion that it was the flying sq 
rel by trapping the animals living near the homes of patients suffering from typ 
Only the southern flying squirrel was found to have had typhus. Once d'aq* 
nosed, patients respond quickly to either of two drugs. 

Hay fever got ya? (You're not alone!) 

Ah-choo!! Ragweed and other 
spring plant pollens are busy at work. 
Noses are running. Eyes are red and 
watery—another allergy season is upon 

Not all allergies are caused by the 
changes in seasons, since your body 
can react abnormally to air, plant 
insect, food and drug pollutants, or 
even to a sudden change in tem¬ 
perature The most common allergy 
symptoms are watery eyes, stuffy 
nose, itchy skin and hives. In some 
cases, allergic reactions can cause 
headaches, upset stomachs or asthma 
attacks. Most allergies can make you 
feel like you're at the end of your rope, 
but they are seldom fatal Two excep¬ 
tions to this rule involve allergic reac¬ 
tions to particular drugs and insect 

8ecause allergies seem to be 
inherited, they can stay with you for 
life But in many cases, with proper 
treatment, people who have allergies 
can lead normal, symptom-free lives 
Proper treatment begins with finding 
out what substances adversely interact 
with your body chemistry. Once the 
doctor has discovered what you are 
reacting to, he or she may prescribe 
specific medicines or diets to relieve or 
stop the allergic reaction There are 
also "allergy shots" —injections that 
help reduce or prevent allergic reac¬ 
tions to various pollens and insect 
venoms. Of course, if you avoid the 
cause of your allergy, you will also 
avoid its reactions That might mean 
staying in an air-conditioned room dur¬ 

ing "high-allergy" periods or "decon¬ 
taminating" the rooms of your house 
by removing items that are quick to . I 
gather and hold dust. 

For more information on allergies 
write the Consumer Information 
Center, Department 590G, Pueblo, 
Colo. 81009 for a free National 
Institute of Health fact sheet entitled. 
"Qs and As About Allergies." 

Dental topic next 
in health program 

The fourth presentation «n NRMC 
Oakland’s StayWell program is 
scheduled for 1 p m., March 18. in the 
third floor classroom opposite the 
Clinical Assembly. 

Lieutenant Commander Hubert E 
Morris of Dental Service will address 
the subject of "Preventive Dentistry" 
All staff and patients are 
encouraged to attend 

Daddy's quit hunting 

Bye. Baby Bunting, 

Daddy's gone a 'huntin’.. 

Baby Bunting came into the world 1 
Oak Knoll on Feb 19, the daughter 
Data Systems Technician First CIs 
William C Bunting of Naval Air Station 
Alameda and his wife Terri Elaine 
When we joked with the new fathl 
about the old nursery rhyme, he sa« 

It doesn't apply to me. I've got mV 
daughter now and I'm not going to 

dedications and driving: 
i5 it worth your life? 

By J03 Joy Payne 

yearly- thousands of highway 
are attributed to the misuse and 
^ 5 * of drugs while driving Millions of 
^ncans take drugs daily and don't 
ilte that drugs can affect their dnv- 
B ability Alcohol, tranquilizers, mari- 
* n3 _or any other mind altering 
.^-affects the mental and physical 
£ a person needs to drive. Even 
over-the-counter medicines can 
jfoct driving skills. 

Most people are aware that drinking 
m driving don't mix, but few realize 
jg! many so-called household drugs 
-Ijust as dangerous. 

Tranquilizers are commonly misused 
jggs These are central nervous 
i^tem depressants which help relieve 
gg,on and anxiety For example, con- 
•dei diazepam (Valium), the most 
Sfnmonly prescribed tranquilizer. 
Studies have shown that even small 
ases of diazepam can slightly impair 

t iomotor skills, thus slowing reac- 
time. interfering with eye-hand 
gprdmation and affecting the speed at 
h the brain processes sensory 
ation. Driving simulator tests 
that persons on diazepam are 
twhat less likely than others to 
eck roadway conditions. 

Sleeping pills are another type of 
anquilizer that are often misused, 
todies show that flurazepam 
)aimane), the most commonly 
ascribed sleeping pill, accumulates in 
e body and that its residual effects 
ipair dnvmg skills. When test subjects 
-ank alcohol after only a single night's 
aseof flurazepam. their skills became 

Tghly impaired 

Other sedative-hypnotic drugs, 
■tit-dung barbituates, are powerful 
jeoresssnts that calm people down or 
♦telp them sleep Sleepy or over¬ 
rated drivers are dangerous drivers 
*:nsk not only their lives but the lives 
pother drivers. 

Stimulants — amphetamines. 

cocaine and caffeine—stimulate the 
central nervous system Modest 
amounts of stimulants under a doctor's 
prescription are used to make people 
*eel more alert However, studies and 
actual driving records show that people 
who use stimulants such as 
amphetamines are slightly more acci¬ 
dent prone because they are inclined to 
overestimate their ability and take more 

Hallucinogens and PCP distort judg¬ 
ment and reality, cause confusion and 
panic and can produce psychotic-like 
reactions. After the use of 
hallucinogens, a person may also 
experience depression and tremors 
which could severely impair driving 
skills and judgment 

Marijuana research has shown that 
even small amounts can affect con¬ 
centration, judgment, and the sensory 
and perceptual skills needed for careful 
driving. The drug slows coordination 
and dulls reflexes that normally may be 
needed to prevent an acident. Simula¬ 
tor studies have also shown that sub¬ 
jects on marijuana have trouble staying 
in lanes and do not readily respond to a 
horn's warning sound 

There are many over-the-counter 
drugs which produce reactions that 
can affect a person's driving Always 
read the label and stay away from 
drugs that cause drowsiness or pro¬ 
mote sleep—such as cold prepara¬ 
tions—if you have to drive. 

People are different, so are drugs. 

Any drug you take might impair your 
ability as a driver. If you take one drug 
or if you mix several drugs, the result 
can still be the same: DISASTER! 

Safe driving always requires an alert 
eye, a clear head and a steady hand 

Did your spouse 
help you obtain 
pro degree? 

By LCDR Mark Dawson 
Staff Judge Advocate 

There is a growing trend toward 
treating the value of a professional 
degree as marital or community pro¬ 
perty to be divided when the marriage 
is dissolved. In the most typical case, 
the wife has made sacrifices to put her 
husband through medical school, law 
school, or a similar postgraduate train¬ 
ing program. Soon thereafter, the hus¬ 
band files for a divorce. It used to be 
the law that the professional degree, 
and the earning potential it represents, 
was the husband's personal property. 
This appears to be no longer the case 

In the case of In Re Sullivan, decided 
very recently in a California court of 
appeal, the court held that a wife who 
put her husband through medical 
school could share in his future earn¬ 
ings, or at least be entitled to a reimbur¬ 
sement of the costs of education to the 
community There are similar decisions 
in Massachusetts. Minnesota, and New 
Jersey, and more are expected. 

The law is still unsettled, but it 
appears the amount of the non¬ 
degreed spouse's interest will depend 
upon the circumstances surrounding 
the training, and the amount of time 
since it was completed Additionally, 
the method of measuring the value of 
the degree to the marriage has not yet 
been made clear. The more conserva¬ 
tive approach would be to award as a 
reimbursement the actual expenses of 
securing the education A more liberal 
approach would be to entitle the non¬ 
degreed spouse to a share in future 
earnings or a share of the prospective 
income value of the degree 


OAIU.AND C A! II URNIA U-lV- ‘ __ _ 

, . BL ju b —li fe. . — -• ■*«- j 

VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT —Members of the Blue Birds Rainbow Club of Pied¬ 
mont baked cookies for Oak Knoll patients and delivered them to the hospital 
on Valentine's Day. Receiving the gift in behalf of the medical center is Officer 
of the Day. Ensign Deborah Prekker. Third grade cookie-makers shown are II to 
r) Diane McDonald, Elizabeth MacDonald, Danielle Nelson, Betsy Sanford, 
Christine McPhee and Michelle Redford. 

Navy to develop 
geothermal field 

Discovery and plans for utilization of 
a major new geothermal field at the 
Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, 
Calif., were recently announced by 
Navy Secretary John Lehman. A well, 
drilled by the California Energy Com¬ 
pany of Santa Rosa, under contract 
with the Navy, successfully yielded dry 
steam A second well to confirm and 
test the discovery is now being drilled 

A geothermal resource is created 
when the heat of the earth's inner core 
intensely heats water in faults near the 
earth's crust. When tapped, this pro¬ 
duces either dry or wet steam at tem¬ 
peratures and pressures sufficient to 
drive turbines to produce electricity 

It is estimated that the geothermal 
plant will produce the energy equiva¬ 
lent of 1 50 million gallons of fuel oil 
over a 30-year period. 

Commercial development of 10 per¬ 
cent of the resource is being under¬ 
taken on terms compatible with the 
weapons center's mission The con¬ 
tractor will complete evaluation of the 
resource and operate a power plant at 
no capital cost to the Navy. The Navy 
will receive electricity at a guaranteed 
rate no greater than 95 percent of the 
commercial electric rates. 

Vets ask 

Q—I am a widow of a Korean War 
veteran who died as a result of a ser¬ 
vice connected disability before using 
his Gl home loan entitlement Am I eligi¬ 
ble for this benefit? 

A —Yes If not currently married, 
widows of veterans of World War II 
and later periods who died of service 
connected causes are eligible for this 

• • • 

Q— If I encounter legal difficulties 
while purchasing a home using the Gl 
Bill will the Veterans Administration 
pay or provide for any legal assistance I 
may need ? 

A —No The VA does not pay or pio- 
vide lor any legal assistance a veteran 
may need to deal with troubles encoun¬ 
tered m the purchase or construction of 
a home 

Gad, Maude! 

It's alive and 
in our closet 

How would you feel about a primi¬ 
tive life-form quietly munching away at 
the things in your closet? It happens all 
the time, and it's called mildew 

The first thing you should know 
about these musty-smelling blotches is 
that they're alive 

Because they're alive, they need to 
eat. And one of the items in their diet is 
almost any kind of dirt. So if you store 
clothes when they're soiled, you're 
extending an invitation to mildew. 

Mildew also requires a fair amount 
of moisture If the air in your home is 
damp, that's another way you're mak¬ 
ing it easier for the molds that are 
called mildew to survive. A 
dehumidifier can be an effective 

Finally, to remove mildew, remem¬ 
ber that you have to kill the growth 
Brush off the damaged article out¬ 
doors, so that the microscopic spores 
which reproduce the mildew are not 
scattered around your home. Clean the 
item, and then give it a thorough sun¬ 
ning and airing 

The following additions to the medi¬ 
cal "family" have arrived at Oak Knoll. 

A baby boy to Hospitalman Raul A 
Sobero, 8 South, and his wife Irma, 
Feb. 13 

A baby boy to Hospital Corpsman 
Second Class Melvin G Fabian, 
Alameda Branch Clinic, and his wife 
Cynthia, Feb. 14 

A baby girl to Lieutenant (junior 
grade) Kevin J. Marty, 7 West, and his 
wife Janet, Feb 22 

Correction in date 

Last issue carried an erroneous date 
for the birth of a little girl to Hospital 
Corpsman Third Class Keith B Lam¬ 
bert. Preventive Medicine Technician 
School student, and his wife Pamela 

Their daughter was born at Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland on 
Jan. 23, instead of Feb 2 as previously 

EENT leads In basketball 

EENT continues as the unbeaten league leader in intramural basketball 
Games played Feb 25 

Med'Cine maintained a secure lock on second place with the victory over OPD K 
Williams and M Terry combined for 48 points in the 68-54 win. each scoring 24 

., S Pf c l? p erv L ' ce * c ° n, ' nued '*» win streak with a wide edge over Anesthesiology. 
45-34 C Booker lead the victors with 14 points. 

7 r; fV iQ C r t ^ e< ? th ?. thick of the P la V° ff hopefuls with a victory over last place ARS. 

*1 9 . C Drakeford lead the MSC team with 20 points. J Johnson contributed 14 
for the losers 

Standings thru 2/24/82 

Special Services 


Med Repair 
All Stars 

AR | 1 'A on 

The playoffs are scheduled for April. There is still time to come to the games ant 
root for the team of your choice. Win or lose, the teams appreciate your support. 












1 000 

Interservice basketball meet 
hosted by NAS Alameda 

All-star basketball teams from the 
Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine 
Corps will vie for the nation's military 
championship March 9-12 at the Naval 
Air Station, Alameda. 

The 21 st annual Interservice Basket¬ 
ball tournament represents the best of 
the Armed Forces teams The opening 
game pits the Navy against the Army. 
Pre-game ceremonies begin at 6:30 
pm, competition starts at 7 p.m. 

Two games are scheduled each 
night, March 9-10, at 7 and 9 p.m. On 
March 11, three games are scheduled 
for 1, 7 and 9 p.m. Depending on the 
outcome of previous competition, the 
final match will be held at 9 p.m. March 
11, or 6 p.m. March 12. 

In the 21-year history of the Inter¬ 
service Tournament, the All-Army 

team has grabbed 19 wins and the Air 
Force, two 

Recent Interservice Tournament par¬ 
ticipants who have achieved basketball 
fame elsewhere include Eddie Small¬ 
wood, Harlem Globetrotters; Terry Dis- 
chinger, Detroit Pistons; Mike Silliman, 
New Orleans Buccaneers; Garfield 
Heard, Virginia; and Darnell Hillman, 
Phoenix Suns. 

Admission to the Interservice 
Basketball Tournament at NAS 
Alameda is free and open to the public. 
March 9 is Cap Night, and the first 100 
youngsters 12 years of age and under 
will receive a free Interservice Basket- 
bi II Tournament cap. 

c or general information on the 1982 
Interservice Basketball Tournament, 
call 869-4752. 

Friday, Mar. 5, 6:30 p.m. —TRUE CONFESSIONS —Robert De Niro, Robert 

Saturday, Mar 6, 1 p.m.-RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN—Bette Davis, 
Christopher Lee—Comedy/G 

Saturday, Mar. 6, 6:30 p.m. —NINE TO FIVE—Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly 

Sunday, Mar. 7, 6:30 p.m.-THE GOOD. THE BAD AND THE UGLY-Clint East- 
wood. Lee Van Cleef—Western/PG 

Monday, Mar. 8, 6:30 p.m. —OH GOD, BOOK II —George Burns, Louanne 

Tuesday, Mar. 9, 6:30 p.m. —RAGGEDY MAN —Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts— 

Wednesday, Mar. 10. 6:30 p.m.-THE MAN WHO SAW TOMORROW-Orson 
Wells, Docu-Drama/PG 

Thursday, Mar. 11.6:30 p.m. —HELL NIGHT—Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten — 

Friday, Mar. 12, 6:30 p.m. —LITTLE DARLINGS —Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNicol. 

Saturday, March 13. 1 p.m.—BEDKNOBS & BROOMSTICKS—Angela Lansbury, 
Roddy McDowell—Fantasy/G 

Saturday, Mar. 13, 6:30 p.m. —KELLY'S HEROES —Clint Eastwood. Telly 
Sava las—Comedy-Drama/PG 

Sunday, Mar. 14. 6:30 p.m. —GLORIA —Gena Rowlands. Buck Henry—Action/R 

Monday, Mar. 15, 6:30 p.m. —BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS —Robert Vaughn. 
Richard Thomas — Space'PG 

Tuesday, Mar. 16. 6:30 p.m.-BACK ROADS—Sally Fields, Tommy Lee 

Wednesday, Mar. 17, 6:30 p.m.-HALLOWEEN ll-Donald Pleasence. Jamie 
Lee Curtis—Horror/R 

Thursday, Mar. 18, 6:30 p.m -THE BULLET TRAIN —Ken Takakura. Shin Ichi 
Chiba — Drama'R 

(Editor's Note: The two movies usually shown one after the other on Satur¬ 
days have been split into matinee and evening features on a trial basis. If 
response is good, the split schedule will continue.) 

FASTER THAN SPEEDING BULLET-Seamore the sea lion literally flies througi 
the air as he flees ghosts and goblins at the "Spooky Kooky Castle." This n$^ 
Seal and Otter Show runs daily at Sea World of San Diego. Department 
Defense employees and their dependents will receive a 30 percent discount & 
admission during Military Spring Fling, April 3-18. Coupons are available only* 
military recreational services offices in Southern California. 

Driver's license still valid? 


You in the military who may be 
carrying around a driver's license under 
the assumption that it is still valid, take 

The following states automatically 
extend drivers' licenses for people on 
active duty. The license is valid for the 
number of days shown following one's 
discharge: Arizona-90 days; Califor¬ 
nia-30 days; Colorado-90 days, Min¬ 
nesota-90 days; Montana-30 days; 
Nebraska-60 days; New York-180 
days; New Jersey-90 days; North 
Dakota-30 days; Ohio-180 days; 
Pennsylvania-45 days; South 
Dakota-30 days; Tennessee-60 days; 
Texas-90 days; Utah-90 days; 
Washington-90 days; West 
Virginia-180 days; Vermont-30 days, 
or four years after the original expira¬ 
tion date, whichever comes first. 

The license is valid in Indiana for 30 
days, or for the first four years 
(whichever comes first), and the 
Virginia license must be extended four 
years after original expiration date, or 
returned to the state. 

These states issue extensions upon 
proper application: Arkansas (first tour 
of duty only), Illinois, Maine, Rhode 
Island, and Wyoming. 

The following states do not allow 
extensions. However, license renewals 
may be obtained either in person or by 
mail: Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, 
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, 
Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisana, 
Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, 
Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mex¬ 
ico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, 
Oregon, South Carolina, Wisconsin 
and the District of Columbia. 

Iowa is the only state which extends 
dependent drivers' licenses; such 


On Tax Credits 

■■Tax Credits are amounts 
you can subtract directly from 
the tax you owe, thereby redu¬ 
cing the amount of your tax on 
a dollar-for-dollar basis. 

Hi Earned Income Credit—If 
you had less than $10,000 of 
total income and have a child, 
you may be able to claim this 
credit if you file as married filing 
lointly or as head of house¬ 

Check your tax instructions for 

extensions may be obtained for a m: 
imum of five years. (NES) 


Fishing update 

The East Bay Regional Park Dis 
furnished the following up-to-da 
information on fishing in near)., 

• Lake Chabot: High, muddy 
water, but a few trout being tata| 
Plant of 2.500 made last week. 

• Antioch Pier: Only real action 
has been an occasional "keeper size 
striped bass. 

• Contra Loma (Antioch): A few 

nice sized catfish being caught by 
hardy anglers using anchovies or 
chicken livers for bait. 

• Cull Canyon: Some lunker cat-j 
fish and panfishes are known to inhabit 
reservoir but little recent fishing activity, 

• Del Valle (Livermore): Trout 

action very good to excellent The 
favorite fishing hole is at or near th« 
creek inlet to the lake at the south end] 

• Lake Temescal (Oakland): I* 
weather allows the lake to settle and 
water to clear, trout action coula 
become "hot" here. Try marshmallow 
egg baits or worms. 

• Point Pinole (Richmond) 
Keeper sized sturgeon at the rate 
one per day. plus a good quantity c‘ 
starry flounders have rewarded hard, 


For Single Taxpayers 

HI If you maintained a home 
for a parent, child, or other 
relative, you may be able to 
file as Head of Household and 
pay less than filing as a single 

H If you pay for the care of 
your child or a disabled depen¬ 
dent so you can work, you may 
be able to claim a credit up to 
$400 if you have one qualifying 
dependent, or up to $800 if you 
have two or more qualifying 

U S Government Printing Office 

1079-332 36-689 • 160/23 

Hi If your Income for 1981 is 
more than your average in¬ 
come for the past four years, 
try "income averaging " It 
could save you money. See 
Schedule G, (Form 1040.) In¬ 
come Averaging 

Friday, March 19. 1982 

A gift f° r K n °H 

Parcourse cluster 
to offer fitness for all 

I By LTJG Scott Marsh 

I it **$ a while coming, but Oak Knoll 
pnally has its Parcourse, to be officially 
■turned over to the command on March 
5 in ribbon-cutting ceremonies that 

The 18 -station complex located 
..jar the Swimming Pool, is the gift of 
the California Bowlers Association, and 
be available both to personnel and 
(tints seeking physical fitness 
This country is presently experienc- 
\rq an awareness of physical fitness 
unlike any that has taken place in our 
t--story Unfortunately, most Americans 
have not been educated about the 
ibasi fundamentals of fitness, and the 
problem has been compounded by 
popular claims that total fitness can be 
thieved with little work, and even 
thout sweating 

The Parcourse Fitness Circuit has 
^one beyond running, and should 
aUe. ute the monotony often associ¬ 
ated - that exercise The 18 sta¬ 
tions of the Parcourse systematically 
go through the entire body. Each exer¬ 
cise isolates particular muscle groups, 
and the exercises are placed in 
sequence to provide the correct 
balance The overall layout and the 
ndividual exercises are based on 
research with National Athletic Health 
Institute physiologists and sports 
medicine experts 

The concept is a significant move 
away from the "big muscle” theory of 
exercise You don't have to be muscu¬ 
lar to be physically fit, or to feel good 
The course provides a warm-up and 

STRETCH —Stretching is important 
at the beginning and end of the 
workout. Ensign Katherine A. Doug¬ 
lass of Physical Therapy demon- 
srates the proper leg stretch techni¬ 

EXPERT—Commander Thomas P. 

’^t>ser of Nuclear Medicine shows 
championship skill while vaulting 
the bar 

stretching group, a strengthening and 
toning group, a cardiovascular condi¬ 
tioning group, and a stretching and 
cooling down group A "heart check" 
station is included with the exercise 
through the course at regular intervals 
to monitor your heart rate and ensure 
that you are exercising at a pace that is 
exactly right for your level of fitness. 

All of the stations have pictures and 
charts to explain the method of pro¬ 
perly performing the exercise and the 
pulse check The course does more 
than exercise the participant —it also 
educates by showing the exerciser 
exactly which muscles are being condi¬ 
tioned at that particular station and 
whether they are being stretched or 

Because the program is self-guided, 
it requires no supervision or any other 
equipment or partners to participate 
Your level of fitness is based on par for 
the number of repetitions for that exer¬ 
cise Regardless of size sex or ability, 
each participant is offered a wide range 
of challenge by the specially designed 

What most people lack is the 
motivation to start People who exer¬ 
cise realize that they do feel better with 
regular exercise, their endurance 
(Continued to Page 5) 

FIRST SALUTE —LTJG Scott A. Marsh returns the salute of SA Diane Cannavo 
shortly after Marsh became commissioned in the Medical Service Corps. 
Following through with Navy tradition, the new officer autographed and dated a 
$1 bill, and passed it to Diane, the enlisted member who rendered the first 
salute. (Story and more photos on the former HM2 who was commissioned. 
Page 3.) 

Trauma training symposium 
slated at Oak Knoll tomorrow 

The Naval Regional Medical Center 
Oakland and Reserve Readiness Com¬ 
mand Region 20 will co-sponsor a 
Trauma Symposium in the Clinical 
Assembly tomorrow Active and 
reserve Medical, Dental and Nurse 
Corps Officers are invited to attend to 
review and update management of 
multiple injuries in a field situation 

The program scenario is of a military 
transport loaded with a combat ready 
manna Driyauc /vhich crash lands in a 
small civilian community The crash is 
followed by fire and munition explo¬ 

Invitees from as far away as St. 
Louis are signed up to attend, including 
one of three reserve admirals Another 
will attend from Michigan State Univer¬ 

Captains W. W Hodge, MC, USN. of 
our command, and E.A Novak, Jr.. MC, 

USNR-R, are the course moderators 
Faculty members include NRMCO's 
CAPT Richard R O’Reilly, MC; LCDR 
Suzanne M Norton and LT Elaine M 
Scherer. NC; and medical reserve 
officers CAPT Larry 0 Goldbeck, CDR 
Steven C Gibbs and LCDR Michael S. 
Baker CDR William W Farrell, reserve 
dental officer, is also participating as an 

Continuing education credits of 
seven units for the medical and six and 
a half for the dental officers will be 
offered to the more than 1 80 antici¬ 
pated attendees 

Active duty personnel must be in the 
uniform of the day. Registration begins 
at 7 30 a m., but advance sign-up may 
be made today with Mary Takai, Office 
of the Director of Clinical Services, Ext 

PULL UPS —The lings can be a real challenge. Ensign Douglass (left) watches 
as Hospital Corpsman First Class Joyce Burris, also of Physical Therapy, per 
forms a pull-up. 


A counterfeiter knows that perfect counterfeit currency_ 

paper money that would fool an expert —is almost impossible to 
make, so he adopts a more modest objective: he relies on his 
camera to produce work that will deceive an inattentive person. 

C an you spot a counterfeit bill? Perhaps the following sugges¬ 
tions from the United States Secret Service will help: 

• Study genuine currency Look closely at the workmanship of 
the portrait, seal, serial numbers and scroll work. 

• Paper used in genuine currency is of very high quality. 
Small red and blue threads are in it, but may not be visible if 
the bill is badly worn or dirty. Counterfeit money may feel dif¬ 
ferent, or may be whiter than genuine bills Threads may be im¬ 
itated by fine red and blue lines made by a pen. 

• Rubbing a bill on a piece of paper is not a good test. Ink can 
be rubbed off genuine as well as counterfeit notes. 

• If in doubt, consult an experienced money handler—a bank 
teller, for example. 

• If YOU get a counterfeit bill: 

— write your name and the date on the back of it, so you can 
identify it later. 

—write down all the details about how you got it: WHO gave 
it to you. WHERE you got it. WHEN you got it. 

—contact the nearest U.S. Secret Service office, the local po¬ 
lice. a commercial bank, or any Federal Reserve Bank. 

Anyone convicted of passing a counterfeit note may be fined as 
much as $5,000 or imprisoned for up to 15 years, or both. 


Stand out sharply from 
background. Eyes appear 
lifelike. Background is a 
fine screen of regular, un¬ 
broken lines. 



May merge with hack 
ground Eyes, etc., may 
be dull or smudgy Back¬ 
ground may be dark, with 
some irregular and brok¬ 
en lines. Face may seem 
unnaturally white. 


• Genuine 

Saw-tooth [mints around 
rim are even and sharp. 


Saw-tooth points may bo 
uneven, blunt, or broken. 


Figures are firmly and 
evenly printed, well 
spaced. On Federal Re¬ 
serve Notes, prefix letter 
always agrees with Dis¬ 
trict letter in seal. 





F 93310058 A 


May ho out of Tine, poor¬ 
ly spaced, printed too 
light or too dark. Prefix 
letter may not agree with 
District letter in seal 


Fine crisscrossing lines 
are sharp and unbroken. 


Lines may be blurred and 
are often broken. 

'Although shown in black here, serial numbers on Federal Reserve Ni>ics v the most common type of 
U S paper money, arc in preen. Serial numbers on United States Notes are in red Treasury regulations 
prohibit reproduction of these portions of currency in color 





We need each other 

Financially, last year was a banner year for naval service personnel Congress 
voted you the largest pay raise in years. For the first time in nearly a decade your 
increase in pay and allowances exceeded the national inflation rate Your vital con¬ 
tribution to our nation's security was tangibly recognized by the substantial increase 
in sea pay, a recognition of the hardships you endure to protect our freedom A gra¬ 
teful nation said "thank you," in real money 

There still are times however, when military 3ay just can't cover the special cir¬ 
cumstances of military living. Life and death emergencies occur when you are far 
from home PCS transfers wreak havoc with the most carefully planned budget. 
Medical bills, home fires, car repair bills, thefts of paychecks, even pay problems 
occurring through no fault of your own, can and do tax your ingenuity and finances. 

That is the reason for the existence of the Navy Relief Society —the Navy and 
Marine Corps' own self-help organization. For 78 years you have donated to Navy 
Relief to help in their time of need both active and retired members of the Navy and 
Marine Corps as well as their dependents, or survivors. 

1981 was again, your year You contributed $5.5 million Your help enabled the 
Society to provide about $12 million in financial assistance (interest-free loans or 
grants) to 56,000 eligible personnel Another hundred thousand of your peers 
received free layettes, visiting nurse services, budget counseling, child care in 
hospital-affiliated Children's Waiting Rooms, and other types of personal service 
Your Society, through the 3,000 volunteers whom you provide to our branches, 
auxiliaries and shipboard offices around the world, uses your donation to help those 
in need. Navy Relief does not, and should not, subsidize those who are unwilling to 
adjust their standard of living to their income But the Society will hold to its course 
of providing assistance for all valid requests for help from those of our shipmates in 

Navy Relief says "thank you" for your support of its goals. In turn, the Society 
pledges to remain responsive to the valid needs of our servicemembers. We need 
each other Your Navy Relief is represented locally by the East San Francisco Bay 
Auxiliary. Building 135, NAS Alameda, Phone 869-4188 

That's a horse 

"Silver," the wet-dry vacuum 
cleaner carrying the tradename of Stal¬ 
lion, has been rounded up and herded 
back to his home corral in the House¬ 
keeping storeroom. 

In the last edition, we solicited 
everyone's help in tracking down the 

on us! 

missing work horse, which at that time 
was believed to be somewhere in the 
main hospital building 

Well, it seems "Silver" needed a lit¬ 
tle more "hi-ho" in his life to break the 
hospital routine. He was found in the 
CPO/Enlisted Club 

the ride 
a friend. 

Doubling up can 
cut your commut¬ 
ing expenses in 
half. And make the 
daily grind twice as 

Two are more 
lun than one. 

Does public speaking j 
set you all a'quiver? | 

Have you ever attended a meeting and marveled at the ease with which a 
speaker delivered his or her remarks to the audience 7 Are you fearful of talking to 
a group of people? Eighty-five percent of Americans share that fear 

Toastmasters International, an organization devoted to improving public. 
speaking skills, will be starting a Toastmasters Club at Oak Knoll. Toastmasters 
learn the arts of communication and leadership necessary to become gifted public 

The team involved in creating the Oak Knoll Club are members of Alameda 
Toastmasters, one of the leading clubs in Northern California. 

For further information contact Lieutenant Commander John Kraft in Patient 
Affairs, Extension 2422 or 2423 

Career capsules 

Academy appointments possible 
without help from Congressman 

By HMC G.L. Soileau 

Many people are unaware that many appointments to attend the Naval Academy 
are possible without help from a Congressman The Secretary of the Navy may 
appoint 85 enlisted members of the Regular Navy and Regular Marine Corps each 
year While it is not mandatory, most appointments have come from the Naval 
Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) Eligibility criteria for this school are 

• Be a good citizen of the United States 

• Be of good moral character. 

• Be at least 1 7, but not more than 22 on July 1 of the year entering the Naval 

• Be unmarried and have no children 

• An enlisted member must be on active duty for one full year prior to July 1 of 
the year of entering the Naval Academy. 

• He or she must have minimum ASVAB scores WK + AR of 120 (or GCT + AR 
of 120) 

If you meet these requirements you should read OPNAVINST 1 531 4C for mort 
details The application deadline is Feb 1 5 of the year you would enter the Naval 
Academy or Preparatory School, so there is plenty of time to register for and take the 
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) Program Test. 


RAOMWM lonerqan MC USN 
Commanding Officer 

CAPT Joseph P Smyth MC USN Director of 
Clinical Services 

CDR Frank D Fisher MSC USN Director of 
Administrative Services 

Fditoi Betty Beck 

Writer LTJG Scott Marsh 

editorial Clerk HM3 Jackson P Brown 

Photography HMlGarySOk 

HM2 David Wm Sheffield 


THE OAK LEAF is published biweekly on Fri¬ 
day produced commercially w*th appropriated 
funds in compliance with NNPR P-35. Rev Jan 
1974 Deadline for copy is Thursday noon of the 
week prior to publication 

Opinions contained herein are not ofi»c*al 
expressions of the Deportment of the Navy THE 
OAK LEAF receives American Forces Press Ser¬ 
vice and Navy News material 


Contributions from both staff and patients are 
welcomed and should be addressed to the Editor 
of thn OAK LEAF Naval Regional M>-d»cat Center 
Oakland CA 9462 7 

r March 19. 1982 ___ THE OAK LEAF ___ Page 3 

Marsh leaps from HM2 rate to LTJG rank 

I Scott A Marsh sailed through the 
3 t*s and a rank and managed to bridge 
kHosp'ta' Corpsman Second Class rat- 
* “ t0 the rank of Lieutenant (junior 
m the Medical Service Corps 
Lfter this month 

Through off-duty study with the 
V/mvers'tV of Northern Colorado and 
Southern Illinois University while sta- 
t»ofied at Oak Knoll. Marsh earned a 
* bachelor of science in health care 
, ^ministration and a master of science 
[ J, business administration to qualify for 
1 comf nissioning under the outservice 
{ procurement program 

••(I'ml thankful to all the people who 
afforded me the opportunity to con- 
itmue my education —my wife and 
family mV parents and friends, he 
1 sad l feel honored to be selected, but 
[proud of the recognition for what I 
have accomplished, and still humbled 
to know that there will still be people 
I from whom I will learn Together we II 
( be able to share our knowledge 
1 The 31-year-old officer |omed the 
I Navy S'* years ago and spent most of 
that time at Naval Regional Medical 
l Center Oakland, working over the years 
»n Pediatrics Labor and Delivery. 
Pathology. Supply. Medical Repair, and 
the Neurosurgery Clinic Presently 
' assisting on special projects in both the 
I Public Affairs and Military Manpower 

Learning to be 

Phase I of a training course in 
J applied assertiveness effectiveness 
began here yesterday under the spon- 
: sorship of Civilian Personnel Service 
Both military and civilian personnel 
> are attending the free 16-hour course, 
held four hours every morning over a 
[ four-day period 

Phase l is continuing throughout 
today Phase II will be held March 25- 


In the first phase, students are given 
an introduction to tools and concepts 
of assertiveness training for use in per- 

DLA official here 

Mr Norman R Banda of the Defense 
Logistics Agency field office in Sacra¬ 
mento. Calif, will pay a customer sup¬ 
ply assistance courtesy visit to Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland on 
March 31 

He will be available to meet with 

offices, he will depart the command on 
March 29 for Officers’ Indoctrination 
School, followed by a new assignment 
with the First Medical Battalion at 
Camp Pendleton. Calif 

The son of Herbert J and Mary 
Marsh of Patterson. Calif , was com¬ 
missioned during ceremonies held in 
the Clinical Assembly where his family 
and friends witnessed the event 
Administering the oath to his newly 
commissioned son was Retired Navy 
Chaplain (Lieutenant Commander) 

LTJG Marsh completed boot camp 
and corps school in San Diego and 
more recently graduated with honors 
from the Aviation Medicine and Aero¬ 
space Physiology Technician School in 
Pensacola. Fla 

He and his wife Marion, sons 
Stephen and Christopher, and daughter 
Ana Maia have been making their home 
in quarters on base 

Scott enjoys woodworking but has 
been seriously involved in sports at Oak 
Knoll, playing for five years with the 
Lab Softball Team which beat out the 
MSC Team for the championship, and 
with the PedS'OB Basketball Team that 
placed second in 1976 He also played 
with the second place Lab Volleyball 
Team in 1 978 


sonal and professional life learning to 
recognize the difference between 
assertive aggressiveness and passive 
ways of acting, and learning to com¬ 
municate clearly, directly and effec¬ 
tively The second phase covers techni¬ 
ques for giving and receiving positive 
strokes and criticism, and for handling 

All instruction is being conducted in 
the Education and Training Building No 
75B under direction of Ms Aliyah Stem 
of Vista College 

to assist 

staff members at 9 a m that date in the 
Supply Service conference room to 
discuss any Defense Logistics Agency- 
related problems 

Advance appointments are not nec¬ 

See Your 



Cost-shared health benefits under 
I, he Civilian Health and Medical 
KKjram of the Uniformed Services 
tPHAMPUS) are described in detail in a 
fact sheets issued by the 
bailment of Defense 
* Si* of 10 titles planned for the series 
currently available from Health 
r ; its Advisors in the Outpatient 
® r, 'ice of Naval Regional Medical 
ter Oakland They are 
Nursing Care. DOD CHAMPUS FS- 
B81): Describes benefits for care 
•ded by a private duty nurse, visit- 
^*8 nurse or staff nurse 

lifts?! W,lty * D0D CHAMp US FS-4 

Answers questions about who 

* 0f CHAMPUS benefits 

ue Effect of Medicare, DOD 

CHAMPUS FS-5 (1981): Tells what 
you should know about Medicare and 
how it affects CHAMPUS eligibility 

Program for the Handicapped. 
DOD CHAMPUS FS-6 (1981): Dis¬ 
cusses eligibility and benefits under the 
CHAMPUS Program for the Handicap¬ 

Maternity Care, DOD CHAMPUS 
FS-8 (1981): Explains the program's 
maternity care benefits 

How CHAMPUS Bills Are Paid. 
DOD CHAMPUS FS-9 (1981): Ex¬ 
plains how allowable charges are 
established and how payments are 
made Also discusses the difference 
between participating providers of 
medical services and non-participating 

HELPING HANDS-With Commander Frank Fisher working on the starboard 
side and his father, retired Navy Chaplain Herbert Marsh at port, newly com¬ 
missioned Lieutenant (junior grade) Scott Marsh is dressed with shoulder 
boards displaying his rank. 

THANKS TO ALL—Newly commis¬ 
sioned LTJG Marsh expresses his 
appreciation to co-workers and 
family during a March 3 ceremony in 
the Clinical Assembly. He says his 
new career goal is to become chief 
of the Medical Service Corps. 

Income averaging 
provides tax break 

Navy men and women who received 
selective reenlistment bonuses or other 
types of bonuses or incentive pay dur¬ 
ing 1981 may benefit from income 
averaging when filing their 1981 tax 

People who receive bonuses or 
incentive pay frequently see a signifi¬ 
cant increase in the amount of taxable 
income for the year in which they 
receive the bonus, and generally will 
pay a lower tax if they income average 

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Cen¬ 
ters throughout the country can pro¬ 
vide required forms and information 
booklets on income averaging Local 
legal services branch offices can pro¬ 
vide Navy personnel with the address 
of the closest IRS center 

ACG Credit Union 
slates annual meet 

The 23rd Annual Meeting of the 
Alameda Coast Guard Federal Credit 
Union will be held Thursday. March 25. 
at 3 30 p m in the Oak Knoll Officers’ 
Club All credit union members are 
invited to attend 

Rear Admiral Walter M Lonergan, 
Commanding Officer, Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland, has been 
invited to address the membership, as 
has Captain Melvin Hallock. Command¬ 
ing Officer. U S Coast Guard Training 
Center, Government Island, Alameda 

A short business meeting detailing 
past growth and future opportunities 
for financial rewards to credit union 
members will be followed by door prize 
drawings Prizes include an all-expense 
paid weekend for two in Carmel, cases 
of imported wine, gift certificates to 
leading stores and dinners for two 

Food and refreshments will also 
follow adjournment of the business 

'O Club' revises 
menu, open hours 

The Commissioned Officers' Mess- 
Open. known more informally as the 
"0 Club” at Oak Knoll, has adopted the 
following hours of operation 


Tuesday — Friday— 11 30 am to 
1 30 p m.. open for lunch 

Friday —4 p m and on, Happy Hour 
in the Galleon Room 

For lunch the ’’0 Club” now offers a 
variety of luncheon specials and an 
added extra staff to improve service 
The luncheon menu is in the process of 

For Happy Hour in the Galleon 
Room, the club continues to provide 
hors d'oeuvres and reduced bar prices 
Starting this afternoon and continuing 
every third Friday of each month 
thereafter, the club will bid farewell to 
departing officers and welcome those 
reporting to the command with a com¬ 
plimentary bottle of champagne 

The ”0 Club” also has meeting and 
conference rooms available Tuesday 
through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm 

For answers to questions, or to pass 
along suggestions, patrons are invited 
to call Ext 2181 

Page 4 


Friday, March 19, 198: 

Navy procedure for processing EEO complaints 

The correct procedure for process¬ 
ing complaints in the Department of 
the Navy is as follows: 

1. Employee (complainant) contacts 
activity Equal Employment Opportunity 
(EEO) counselor within 30 days of the 
discriminatory action EEO counselor 
has 21 days to attempt an informal 
resolution and to issue a letter at the 
final interview advising the agrieved 
person of his or her right to file a formal 
complaint of discrimination 

2. Employee may file a complaint 
with an activity head who is an EEO 
officer (or other appropriate Depart¬ 
ment of the Navy (DON) official) if 
informal resolution cannot be effected 
within 1 5 days after the final inter¬ 
view with the EEO counselor, or after 
21 days from the first attempt to con¬ 
tact the counselor about the matter if 
no informal resolution is reached. 

3. EEO officer advises cognizant 
director. Navy Civilian Personnel Com¬ 

mand, who will, in turn, provide an 
investigator who is not directly or 
indirectly under the jurisdiction of the 
head of that part of the organization in 
which the complaint arose. 

4. After the investigation is con¬ 
ducted, the activity head and the com¬ 
plainant are given a copy of the 
investigative file EEO officer provides 
opportunity for resolution 

5. If a resolution is not made. EEO 
officer notifies complainant by letter of 
proposed disposition to advise him or 
her of the right to a hearing or a deci¬ 
sion without a hearing 

6. If the complainant does not reply 
to the EEO officer within 1 5 days after 
receipt of the proposed disposition, the 
EEO officer may adopt the proposed 
disposition as the decision of the DON 
authority and advise the complainant 
of his or her right to appeal to the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission 
(Office of Review and Appeals) or file 

CREDIT UNION EXPANSION —Walter Terry, General Manager, and Carole 
Dawson, Department Manager, pose at a new sign in front of the recently 
opened facility for share draft checking services. 


EARLY CUSTOMERS —Bellaflor Rosal, Share Draft Processor in the new Credit 
Union annex on base, greets two of the first customers to use the facility. The 
new location is for share draft checking account services only. All other credit 
union services are still conducted at the main Credit Union. 

civil action in court. 

7. If complainant asks for a hearing, 
the agency must request the EEO Com¬ 
mission to assign an EEO complaints 
examiner to conduct the hearing. 

8 . The complaints examiner reviews 
the file; if it is complete, he or she will 
schedule and conduct the hearing. If 
the file is incomplete, the examiner may 
remand the complaint to the agency for 
further investigation before conducting 
the hearing. 

9. The hearing is transcribed ver¬ 
batim Complaints examiner develops 
findings, analyses and forwards these, 
with the complaint file, to the Employee 
Appeals Review Board (EARS). 

10. The EARB makes the final deci¬ 
sion on behalf of the Secretary of the 
Navy, based on the file. Complainant is 
given a copy of the complaints 
examiner's recommended decision 
which must also state the reasons for 
the decision. 

11. The complainant has the right to 
appeal to EEOC's Officer of Review 
and Appeals within 20 days of the 

DON'S decision Complainant also ha; 
a right to file a civil action in a feder* 
district court within 30 days o 
agency's decision 

12. If complainant appeals to th 
Office of Review and Appeals he or sh 
may also file a civil action in a feder 
district court if he or she is not satisfie 
with the decision in the appeal 

The complainant may also file a civ 
action in a federal district court if a let 
ter of final action on the complaint i 
not taken by the agency within 18( 
days of filing, or if final action is no 
taken on an appeal to the Office o 
Review and Appeals within 180 day 
of filing 

Note: Complainant has the right ti 
be represented by a person of his or he 
own choosing at any stage in the prt 
sentation of a complaint, including th 
counseling stage, and the opportunit 
for resolution exists at any staf 
throughout the entire process. Specif 
questions regarding the process shoo 
be directed to the EEO Office. E 
2554 (NES) 

Origin of some Navy traditions 

By Ensign 

Have you ever wondered why we 
wear "Navy blue,” how the custom of 
saluting the quarterdeck originated, or 
how "grog" got its name? Many of the 
customs and traditions we follow in 
today's Navy are more than just 
curiosities—they are our bond with the 
past and our foundation for the future. 

• The custom of saluting the quar¬ 
terdeck is thought to have originated in 
the days of Greek and Roman 
seapower, when shrines of gods 
(placed in that section of the ship) were 
honored The Virgin Mary, and then the 
king's colors, replaced the shrines as 
an object of respect The quarterdeck, 
a seat of authority and respect since 
the early days, is an integral part of 
Navy tradition. 

• One of the oldest ceremonies is 
the burial at sea. The Greeks and the 
Romans placed coins in the mouths of 
the deceased to ensure their passage 
to the home of the dead Similarly, the 
ancient British navy sailmaker, in pre¬ 
paring the body for burial at sea, took 
the last stitch of the shroud through 
the nose of the deceased as a kind of 


• Our Navy blue uniform comes 
from the British navy In 1 775, a group 
of officers petitioned the admiralty for 
an official uniform The final decision 
rested with King George II. who is said 
to have selected blue and white after 

Alexis Allen j , 

observing the Duchess of Bedford rid \ 
ing in the park in a habit of those col 

These are just a few of the many 
traditions and customs that are sti 
honored today. Preserving thi« 
knowledge is an important task as ou 
horizons continue to expand Alsc 
cherished is the sense of pride gainer 
from preserving the knowledge of t k 
experiences of the sailors and aviatop’ 
who took the first steps across thi 
oceans and through the skies (NES) 

Model maker job open 

Civilian Personnel Service is recruit 
ing for a qualified modelmaker to fcx 
employed by Orthopedic Service in it! 
Prosthetic Laboratory Branch. 

The position, a WG-14, pay 
$12 75 to $14.88 per hour an 
applications will be accepted throug 
April 6. 

The person selected will lay ou 
designs, set up and operate a variety o 
machine tools, perform precisioi 
bench work, rework or change dimen 
sions, participate in scientific tests oi 
models, etc. 

Further information may be obtainei 

from Michael Cotter in Civilian Person 
nel, Ext 2116. ! 

Drug offender finds penalty severe 

Drug offenders who have been sen¬ 
tenced in a civil court may not have 
reached the end of the judicial process, 
as a former third class petty officer in 
San Diego learned recently. The petty 
officer, who was arrested by San Diego 
city police for possessing and attempt¬ 
ing to deal in a controlled substance, 
was placed on one year's probation by 
the civil court and received a sus¬ 
pended sentence of six months' con¬ 
finement in the county jail. 

Following the trial, his command 
sought permission from appropriate 
authorities to convene a general court 
martial for the offenses Although 
court martial for charges previously 
tried in a state court is unusual, it is not 
considered "double jeopardy" since 
military and state judicial processes are 
conducted by different "sovereigns " 
At the general court martial, the mem¬ 
ber was sentenced to three years' con¬ 
finement at hard labor, reduction in 
rank to the lowest enlisted paygrade 
and a dishonorable discharge 

The case highlights the Navy's 

determination not to allow the illeg3 
use of drugs on, or off duty. Explaining 
the requirement for different and mon 
stringent standards of conduct in th« 
Navy, Chief of Naval Operations 
Admiral Thomas B. Hayward said, Th< 
illegal use of drugs constitutes I 
serious breach of discipline whiv* 
undermines the very fiber of the com 
bat readiness of our Navy ” adding . 
"the Navy is not a mirror of society.’ 

Reunion for VNs 

Oak Knoll vocational nurse gradu¬ 
ates are invited to attend the Hayward 
Fairmont Alumni Association's annurf i 
dutch treat dinner and class reunion 0* 1 
Saturday, May 1. at Denny 5 
Restaurant, 15015 Freedom Ave. S# 1 * 

Registration will begin at 6 pf% 
followed by dinner at 7 15 pm and! 
business meeting Annual dues to IN* 
association remain at $1 

March *19 1^82 

par course 


>es and they are reducing the 
0 f developing many of the 
^eno'Btive diseases which plague 
v ' -o'tetv Others experience a feeling 
euphoria or a high a par- 
0 tarty good workout You may even 
r Sergo changes in your life reflective 
fvour new feelings. One is physical 
You will feel different, maybe with a 
seose of new energy or an ease in get- 
{ hoq through the day. as well as losing 
unwanted pounds The other change is 
mental Your confidence should change 
Cj*you become more competent and 
teei* a sense of accomplishment You 
I may even feel like you’re able to think 
easier You will then come to feel what 
titness- complete fitness—is 

To be fit. think FIT (Frequency, 
intensity. Time) Frequency means 
exercising at least three times a week. 

I gn an ev ery-other-day basis Intensity 
,$ exercising enough to raise your heart 
ra te at least above the bottom level of 
' your exercise heart range Time means 
keeping your heart rate up to the level 
i a t least 20 minutes These are the 

Lutrick named top sailor 

from Page 1) 

minimum requirements necessary to 
improve cardiovascular fitness 

But the Parcourse is not just for peo¬ 
ple who are already "in shape.’’ Our 
physical therapists recommend the 
course for rehabilitation patients also, 
providing proper clearance has been 
obtained in advance from their doctors. 
The apparatus is designed so that even 
handicapped patients may participate 
in most of the exercises 

Our Parcourse is the Fitness Cluster 
All 18 stations are in the same location 
This affords the opportunity for the 
individual to choose the regime to 
follow, perhaps to complete the course 
and then run or break up the groups 
with running, or running in-between the 
groups It's exactly a half-mile around 
the ball fields and tennis courts, so the 
participant can still jog a few miles with 
the workout 

Everyone is invited to attend the rib¬ 
bon-cutting ceremonies at approx¬ 
imately 1 p m., March 26. but you don't 
need to wait until then to start your fit¬ 
ness program 

FITNESS CLUSTER —All exercise stations are at the same site. Submarine 
Sonar Technician Stanley L. Atkins (left) demonstrates the hand-walk, while 
physician's assistant, CW03 Vito G. Almaraz masters the log jump. Interior 
Communications Electrician Oonald J. Baptista (left background) performs the 
body curl, and Dr. Dresser flies over the vault bar. 

miral j William Cox. the Navy's 
.‘J' 9 * 00 General, congratulates Den- 
Technician First Class Richard 
or,., 1 | e5 U p 0n latter's recent 

♦election as (he BgMED Sailor o( the 
’Jdfter for the first quarter of 1982 
1 Gonzales is the senior advisor 

for the Navywide manpower plan¬ 
ning system, SHORSTAMPS (Shore 
Requirements, Standards and Man¬ 
power Planning System), and is 
responsible for assisting 23 regional 
dental centers located worldwide in 
documenting manpower require¬ 

Shortly before he departed this 
command to join the First Marine Divi¬ 
sion at Camp Pendleton, Hospitalman 
Donald G Lutrick, Jr., was named Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland's 
Sailor of the Month (for February) 

In the nine months he spent at Oak 
Knoll, he served as the Anesthesia 
Senior Corpsman. In nominating him 
for the award. Captain D.J Sass, Chair¬ 
man of the department, wrote "HN 
Lutrick is without question the finest 
anesthesia corpsman I have had the 
pleasure of knowing and working 
with during my naval career... he is 
an exemplary corpsman (and) a 
credit to the Navy." 

"I feel greatly honored to receive the 
Sailor of the Month award," the 
hospitalman said "I couldn't have ever 
been considered for such an elite 
award as this if it hadn't been for the 
tremendous people in the Anesthesia 
Department nominating me and writing 
the recommendations. I owe it all to 

HN Lutrick, 23, is from Little Rock, 
Ark., the son of Donald G and Bettye C 

He entered the Navy a little more 
than a year and a half ago. completed 
Corps "A" School, and served aboard 
before assignment to Oakland His 
career goal is to become a medical 

HN Donald G. Lutrick, Jr. 

deep sea diving technician in the Navy 
Lutrick enjoys tennis and bowling, 
and played basketball with the 
Anesthesia team 

He is married and the father of one 

Nurse holds Navy Cross 

There's a new nurse on 9 South, but 
what makes this one a little different is 
the number of awards, medals and rib¬ 
bons he's entitled to wear 

Lieutenant (junior grade) Larry S 
Jacobs. 29. comes to Oakland from 
similar duty at Naval Regional Medical 
Center, Camp Pendleton. Calif A 
former corpsman, he earned his com¬ 
mission under the former Navy Enlisted 
Nurse Education Program (NENEP) 

Ten years ago, while a Hospital Cor¬ 
psman Third Class with the Fiist 
Reconnaissance Battalion, Third Mari ne 
Division, he and 1 6 other military mem¬ 
bers of Army, Air Force and Marine 
Corps infiltrated several hundred miles 
behind enemy lines to rescue American 
prisoners of war of the North Viet¬ 
namese The only medic in the group, 
he assisted in evacuating the prisoners 
by helicopter and was one of only two 
of the original rescue party who made it 
back to home camp alive and on their 
own For this act of heroism in the pre¬ 
sence of great danger and at great per¬ 
sonal risk, he was awarded the Navy 
Cross. His other decorations include 
the Silver Star. Bronze Star, Navy 
Achievement Medal, Navy Commenda¬ 
tion Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, 
and the Good Conduct Award 

Although LTJG Jacobs is 
exceedingly modest in speaking of his 
own exploits, he is quick to sing the 
praises of Navy corpsmen in general 
"Navy corpsmen are a unique part of 
the Navy and oftentimes are over¬ 
looked as such/' he says. "The title 

alone stands for pride and tradition. 
It may not appear so when you're 
doing menial tasks, but visiting the 
fleet or a Marine group awakens that 
knowledge. Navy corpsmen should 
and need to stand tall and project 
that image of pride to all those whom 
they come in contact with. We all 
need to project more pride in our 
duties and never be afraid of what 
we are. The hospitals, fleet and 
Marine Corps could not function 
without you. the corpsman." 

Although the NENEP program by 
which he earned his commission is no 
longer in existence, the Nurse Corps 
officer points out that there are many 
other opportunities available in the 
Navy and enlisted personnel should 
pursue them "It often takes some 
looking into to find the programs, but 
they are there." he emphasizes 

The officer is a graduate of Brigham 
Young University and holds a bachelor 
of science in nursing and a master of 
science in cardiovascular nursing He is 
originally from Ogden, Utah 

Married and the father of three 
daughters. LTJG Jacobs and his family 
are making their home in Alameda 
He enjoys softball and racquetball as 



Hospital Corpsman First Class 
James Carter, CSR ORT School. 

Hospital Corpsman First Class 
Rodney Jaynes. Preventive Medicine 

From Commanding Officer. Naval 
Regional Dental Center. San Francisco, 
to LCDR Barney Rabold. MMC Richard 
Spencer and Mr Francis "Scotty" 
McFadyen for correction of fire defi¬ 
ciencies and assistance with energy 
conservation program. 

SMC Edward L Tilton, Security 
Branch, Operating Management Ser¬ 

LTJG Larry S. Jacobs 

Page 6 


The uncommon, unsung mission 
of cytotechnologist has other rewards 

Few know about many groups of 
people in our hospital who nevertheless 
play important roles in the function of 
this institution Cytotechnologists com¬ 
prise one of these groups 

The cytotechnologist prepares and 
evaluates specimens for disease pro¬ 
cesses—specifically, malignant and 
pre-malignant conditions "Cytotechs 
make decisions, (we're) not med 
techs," mentioned one during an inter¬ 
view, explaining that the cytotech 
makes subiective decisions on what he 
or she sees. 

The highly trained and specialized 
techs screen about 20,000 cases a 
year at this medical center alone. 
Specimens are received in many forms 
from all sources —gyn smears, 
respiratory or urinary tracts, breast dis¬ 
charge, or Gl or other body cavity 
fluids. Of the cases screened, 87 per¬ 
cent are usually negative and one per¬ 
cent malignant (others are inconclusive 
and retests are ordered), but each case 
is dealt with individually, not just for the 
numbers Other labs have a "quota;" 
here time is allowed to properly evalu¬ 
ate the slides that are made Review 
time can range from three minutes to 
eight hours per slide, because it's easy 
to see a frank positive and results must 
be accurate 

So why feature the cytotechs? Their 
job is stressful. They have little patient 
contact for recognition, but the doctors 
who understand what they do hold 
them in high regard The close work, 
demand for early results, and toxic 
work environment contribute to the 
stress of the job There is no room for 
error. Decisions made affect lives and 

Sometimes these professionals feel 
like they are signing a death warrant. 
It’s easy to see why some surveys have 
placed cytotechnology between the 
second and seventh most stressful 
occupation in the job market. 

So why be a cytotech, especially 
since the pay is about the the same as 
many others in less respsonsible jobs 7 
"It's doing something to help people." 
one declared. "Diagnosing an early 
lesion that is curable, for example 
However (we) don't get enough feed¬ 
back to know of all the cures, but we 

do take much satisfaction in those that 
we hear about" 

What are the requirements to 
become a cytotechnologist? For the 
civilian, after completing a BS degree in 
biology or the equivalent, which is two 
years of college and additional 
experience or training, four years of 
specialized experience are required to 
meet the standards for GS-7 The 
International Academy of 
Cytotechnologists requires 180 con¬ 
tinuing education hours over a four 
year period The military 
Cytotechnologists attends a "C" 
school for one year His or her require¬ 
ments also include 60 semester hours 
of collegiate training, 14 of which are 
courses in biology, and a GCT/ARI of at 
least 105 

Cytotech training is devoted to both 
pathology (lab and autopsy) and 
cytology, and professionals are eligible 
for membership in the American 
Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) 

Dennis Wilkinson filters a fluid 
specimen. Filters are strained and 
mounted on a slide for careful review 
and analysis. 

Susie Banks (front), Bill Pshea, Jerry Smith and HM2 Wilkinson review the 
slides for diagnosis. 

Friday March 19. 19 

Sometimes personal habits 
qualify you as April Fool 

April Fool's Day might be a good 
time to ask yourself if you are one —in 
the way you treat your body 

If some of your 1982 resolutions 
have already broken down or been 
forgotten, why not use April 1 as a day 
you resolve to get better? Here are a 
few ideas guaranteed not to be foolish. 

If you plan to quit smoking and do so 
successfully, you will be among mil¬ 
lions of Americans who feel better and 
will enjoy a longer life Smoking is a 
major contributor to lung cancer, heart 
disease, emphysema and chronic 
bronchitis and is associated with other 
serious diseases. So, increase your 
defenses against these problems and 
breathe easier for it. 

Also for your resolution list, consider 
drinking less alcohol or not drinking at 
all Prolonged and heavy use can cause 
problems ranging from inflammation of 

the stomach to ulceration and interr 
bleeding Alcohol is linked to exterr 
problems as well It is involved in half 
the fatal automobile accidents in t! 
United States Remember, alcohol 
not a stimulant, it's a depressant 
Start a fitness and exercise routir 
to fit your body's conditions and need 
Proper exercise can be a significai 
factor in the control of obesir 
diabetes, heart and circulatory prol 
lems, orthopedic problems and emt 
tional disorders The best exercise 
doing something physically actiy 
which you enjoy, with the exercis 
aspect secondary Incorporate it int 
your lifestyle and live better with it 
Stop fooling yourself Start yoi, 
own health plan now and make it pa 
of your life plan for this and all tl 
years to come 

Comings and Goings 

"Fair winds and following seas" to 
the following personnel who have 
recently departed this command: 

HM2 Laurence Soto to 3rd FSSG, 
Okinawa, Japan. 

HA James Boyd, released from 
active duty 

HM3 David Foster, NRMC Jackson¬ 
ville. Fla. 

HR Louis Ronzetti, NRMC Jackson¬ 

HM3 Catherine Clampitt. NH, 
Beaufort, S.C. 

HM3 Ann Walters, NRMC 
Portsmouth, Va. 

HM3 Jeff Walters. USS IWO JIMA 
(LPH-2). homeport Norfolk, Va 

HA Timothy Durrett, NH Lemoore, 

HN George Chadwell, USS CAPE 
CODE (AD-43), homeport San Diego 

HM3 James A Kimes, USS 
ENTERPRISE (CVN-65). homeport 
Alameda, Calif. 

HM2 John Harris. NSHS, San Diego. 

HM3 Dale Duty, NSHS. San Diego. 

HN Margaret Dusa, NRMC 
Yokosuka, Japan 

HN Rodolfo Silva, 1st Mar Div., 
FMFPAC, Camp Pendleton. Calif. 

HA James Rainey, 1st Mar Div, 
FMFPAC. Camp Pendleton 

HN Karen Wheeler, NRMC Okinawa, 

HM2 Daniel Richards, NSHS, San 

HM3 Sharon Sharretts, NAS North 
Island Branch Clinic, San Diego. 

HM3 Gregory Bean. Coronado, Calif 

HN George Imburgia, released from 
active duty 

HN Robert Backe, 1st FSSG. Camp 

LT Kyle Wills, released from active 

HM2 Gerald Prettyman, released 
from active duty. 

HA Orlando Powers, released from 
active duty. 

HA Christopher Megdalski. released 
from active duty 

HN Brian E Malone. 1st Mar. Div. 

Camp Pendleton. 

• • • 

"Welcome aboard" to newly 

Hospital Apprentice Larry Steward. 
Nursing Service 

Personnelman Second Class Kay 
Stauner, Personnel Support Detach¬ 

Hospitalman Recruit Jeffrey Towns. 
Nursing Service 

Hospital Apprentice George Alfonso. 
Nursing Service 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Allen 
Zdeb, Eye Clinic 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 

A « 

Tomas Kelley, Nursing Service. 
Lieutenant Harvey Adkin 

w Ti 


Hospital Corpsman Second Clas 

Gary Myhra, Laboratory Service 
Hospitalman Ronald Matthew* 
Nursino Service 

CAPT Francisco Gonzales, MC 
Clinical Investigation Center 

CAPT David Cowan. MC, Urolog' 

LTJG Larry Jacobs, NC, Nurs 

Reserve Unit from Colorado Spring 
CAPT Alfred Martin. MC; CDR Emei 
son Clark. MSC; LCDR Merry An 
Gotch, NC, and LT Jeffrey Johnsor 

ET2 Gary Wheaton. Operatin' 

HR Todd Cosgrove, Nursing Servici 
HA Jeffrey Conley, Nursing Servici 
HM3 Paul Long, Psychiatry. 

HA Thomas Grout, Nursing Servic 
(TAD Centerville Beach Branch Clinic! j 
RM2 Teresa Draper, Operatin g 

HM1 Harold Rader. Security 
HM3 Angela Hearn, Anesthesia 
HM1 Ray Thomas. Outpatient Sei 
vice. v- 

HR Brian Kelly, Nursing Service. 

HA Michael Clark. Nursing Service 
LCDR Jeffrey Jaindl, X-ray Deparl 

HM2 Daniel Spicer, PMT School 
HM3 Michael Allanson. OR Scho< 
(TAD Special Services) 

HM3 Jackson Brown OR Schoi 
(TAD Public Affairs). 

HM3 Joe Cepeda, PMT School. 
HM3 John Arnold, Nursing Service 
HR Ian Anderson. OR School (TAI 
Special Services). 

HMC Christopher Belluto, TAI 
Moffett Field Branch Clinic. 

HN Agustin Bohorquez, OR School 
HA Mary Granstedt. Nursing Serv'd 

VA Qs and As 

Q — Do I report my Veteran; 
Administration benefits on my Federa 
income tax for 1981? 

A —No By law. veterans benefits ar* 
not taxable and should not be report# 
to any taxing authority (Federal. Statt 
City, etc) 

Q —Can I buy a VA repossess# 
home if I am not a veteran? 

A —Yes The VA sells repossess*- 1 
homes to any individual who has I 
good credit rating 

3 # 


Pag® 7 

March 19 1982 

^jjHUfe program 

dealing with anxieties of hospitalized children 

vA/.n* vou ever m the hospital when 

*LT«hw H °" did v° u "* 17 

_i Kdtr^ViAH? 

or botrayed 7 

Generally. the primary icai ui 
children under 6 is parental separation 
The school-age child fears body 

MEDICAL PLAY ESSENTIAL —Tammy Hoffman (left) explains to Child Life 
W Tern Sheri Szeles that IVs are used to replace fluids and give medicine, while 
jv.shua Elms, at right, listens intently. The other young patient in the striped t- 
shirt seems less interested. 

IS THERE A HEARTBEAT HERE?— Michael Simon tries to find a heartbeat in 
Bad Betty." as he instructs the one-eyed bear to take a deep breath and hold 
h You'll be okay." he comforts. 

Keeping your whites WHITE 

Is your white jumper uniform looking 
d Ort dingy? Perhaps you're not wasti¬ 
ng *t correctly So. to help you out, the 
'ravgi Supply Systems Command has 
provided the following test-proven 
iT tstructions for home laundering 
Wash the white jumper uniform only 
rt: th other white items Heavily soiled 
clothes should not be washed with 
•ightjy soiled clothes because the soil is 
^aposited, giving the clothes a gray- 
co^ored appearance 
Pretreat those "rings" around the 
collars and cuffs with a concentrated 
i’J‘d detergent, a paste of heavy-duty 
detergent or a laundry pretreatment 
product Work lather into stain with a 
'->oh brush or sponge and allow it to 
Wand for at least 15 minutes before 
rushing the garment (A pine-oil type 
aunory pretreatment product will 
f#rno ' /e black shoe polish stains, while 
* flrycleamng-type spot remover will 

remove oily substances) 

Whiten your jumper by using 
chlorine or oxygen-type bleaches that 
are diluted in water first Allowing full 
strength bleach to contact the fabric 
will cause yellowing and fiber damage 
Wash uniforms with regular 
detergent on a regular hot wash cycle 
with a cool rinse Spinning clothes 
rinsed in hot water can cause set-in 

Dry lumpers on a "wash and wear" 
or a "durable press” cycle Do not 
overload the dryer, and if it doesn't 
have an automatic cool-down period, 
remove the jumpers immediately after 
drying to help prevent wrinkles 

Use a steam or dry iron at a low set¬ 
ting when pressing is needed 

Make sure stains are removed 
before clothes are tumble-dried or 
pressed to avoid setting the stain 

damage and has a hard time under¬ 
standing why there is pain associated 
with getting better Teens are more 
sophisticated and value their indepen¬ 
dence and appearance 

Sometimes children feel that 
hospitalization is punishment for some¬ 
thing that they did at home or school 
Some children fear that their parents 
will leave them in the hospital Others 
fear that they will look different 

When a child is not prepared for the 
hospital or their daily routine is altered 
and contact with family and friends is 
interrupted, anxiety, regression or 
depression may result This does not 
occur in all children and usually is of 
short term On rare occasion, 
hospitalization may lead to long-term 
behavioral disturbances. 

As a parent, you are the best person 
to help your child before, during and 
after hospitalization You are part of a 
team with the doctor, the nurse and a 
Child Life worker Together you can 
meet the emotional and physical needs 
of your child No one team member can 
provide all the needed support alone 

The week of March 22-29 has been 
proclaimed Children and Hospitals 
Week by The Association for the Care 
of Children's Health Here are some of 
their suggestions to help your child 
cope with hospitalization and make it a 
positive experience 

— Be honest— Never lie to your 
child If something is going to hurt, say 
so Children need to trust you 

— Tell your child where you will 
be— There will be times when you 
can't be there or have to leave Tell the 
child your plans and comply with them 
— Make the child feel comforta¬ 
ble— Familiar surroundings lessen the 
feeling of being away from loved ones 
— Allow the child to play— There 
may be times when out of bed play is 
not possible But, sick children need 
play too It is a way for them to work 
out their feelings Schoolwork adds to 
the feeling of normalcy 

— Become involved in your child's 
care— Ask the staff what you can do 
for your child All of the other needs 
may be met, but sometimes just "being 
there" makes it 

WE'LL MAKE IT BETTER —Tammy Hoffman (left) assists Daniel Mora, an 
orthopedic patient, in casting a doll's legs, although Daniel knows a little bit 
about it as he was in a spica cast himself at one time. Child Life intern Sheri 
Szeles (center) explains that it is important to have the children s play reflect 
feelings about their own treatment. 

Art auction slated in April 

If you vowed to do your Christmas 
shopping early in 1982 when you 
found yourself caught short in time and 
money during the last holiday season, 
you'll have that early opportunity on 
April 24 

That date has been set for the Naval 
Regional Medical Center Officers' Aux¬ 
iliary's fifth annual art auction It will 
provide not only the chance to collect 
fine art at bargain prices, but allow you 
to deduct a portion of your purchase as 
a charitable contribution on next year's 
income tax report, as the annual benefit 
goes to support the club's scholarship 

If the word auction turns you off 
with an insecure feelin of the 
possibility of over and under-bidding in 
haste and with embarrassment, take 
heed It doesn't work that way 

Attendees arrive about 6 30 p m„ 
pay a small admission fee. review the 
selections set up in the Ballroom at 
leisure and place a marker beside any 
interesting pieces (if they are not 
already marked) The auction bidding 
begins at 7 p m All you have to do is 
raise your bidding number on the one 
you desire If there is no competition, it 
is yours You can bid on several pieces, 
or even win one of the large works of 

art that will be given as door prizes At 
the end you can pay with Master 
Charge, VISA, or check, then take your 
purchase home, stash it away for 
someone's special Christmas present, 
or hang it in your own house to add an 
instant decorating change 

The art works will include oils, 
lithographs, serigraphs. etchings, 
woodcuts and prints, all beautifully 

The following new additions to the 
medical "family" have arrived at Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland 
A baby boy to Lieutenant Com¬ 
mander Lolita E Chiong, Alameda 
Branch Clinic, and her husband Divino, 
Feb 24 

A baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class Vanessah Lee Walker, 
Patient Affairs, and her husband David, 
March 1 

Page 8 


Friday, March 19. 196 

Scenes by the sidelines 

By Ron Brown 


Special Services 'stuns' ENT 

Special Services, under "Coach" Marumoto’s direction, took a tighter hold on 
third place in the 1982 Basketball League with a surprising upset victory over the 
previously unbeaten qu.ntet from ENT by a score of 37-34 Special Services led at 
half time by a score of 20-14, which was enough of a lead as ENT outscored Special 
Services 20-1 7 in the second half B J Baldwin led the winners with 14 points on 6 

f| e!d goafs and 2 free throws. Seven of his 14 points came in the first half. H Burton 
led ENT with 16 points. 

Medicine humbles Med Repair 

After jumping off to a 50-4 half time lead. Medicine went on to defeat Med Repair 
by a final score of 86*14 Five out of six players hit for double figures for Medicine. 
L eaf scored six points for Med Repair, followed by Mills with 4 points. 

OPD noses out Anesthesiology 

With Josie Ford and Mays each getting 12 points, OPD outlasted 
Anesthesiology for the eventual 59-47 win and kept them in fourth place behind 
ENT, Medicine and Special Services. Eckman led all scorers with 25 points on 12 
field goals and 1 free throw 


Medicine hangs in there 

Medicine keeps hold on second place with a 44-41 squeaker over MSC. M. Terry 
led Medicine with 22 points followed by K Williams with 9 markers. Doug Love, T 
Carroll and Drakeford each had 10 points in a losing cause for MSC. "Tiny" Geer 
came out of retirement and split the net for 9 "big ones." 

OPD still in picture 

OPD stays in the playoff picture with a sounding 64-38 win over Med Repair 
Thomas led the winners with 18 points followed by Ford with 14 Leaf led Med 
Repair with 1 2 points. 














Special Services 




















Med Repair 












bia, greet people as they enter the new Marriott's GREAT AMERICA the*> 
park in Santa Clara, Calif. Columbia stands 100 feet high, has two decks carr j 
ing 106 historical carousel animals and cost $1.8 million. Discount tickets & 
available in Special Services for $11, which includes $3 in bonus bucks 1c 
food, merchandise and non coin-operated games. 

All aboard for Hearst Castle! 1! 

Come run the wilderness 

If you are a runner and also love the 
wilderness, then save Sunday. April 25, 
to enter your fleet feet in the Sunol 
Regional Wilderness Run 

Entrants will tread the 10-kilometer 
course beginning at 9:30 a m. to vie for 
first, second and third awards in four 
divisions There will be free T-shirts for 
the first 75 entrants, with additional 
shirts on sale on race day 

Pre-registration (entries postmarked 
by April 15) is $7 50; late registration 
on the day of the race (7.30 to 8:30 
a m ) is $8.50 

For additional information on the 
race contact Paul Ferreira or Carleen 
Bruins at Sunol, 862-2244 or Joe 
Rubini at District Headquarters, 531- 
9300 Pick up entry blanks at Sunol 

'Whopper Club' 
seeks members 

The Lake Chabot staff announces 
the formation of the "Whopper Club" 
for successful fishermen using the lake 
in Anthony Chabot Regional Park, 
Castro Valley. 

Minimum size of catch must be as 


Largemouth Bass.10 lbs 

Channel Catfish.10 lbs. 

Rainbow Trout. 17 inches 

Black Crappie . .12 inches 

Fish must be caught legally at Lake 
Chabot and verified at Lake Chabot 
Marina, open in winter from 7 a m. to 4 

Storms continue to muddy the 
water in this lake and fishing has been 
slow lately. In spite of many trout 
plants, including some trophy fish, only 
a few anglers using eggs have landed 
catches. When the weather clears, 
however, those in the know are confi¬ 
dent there should be some excellent 
action in this nearby recreation area. 

Wilderness or District Headquarters. 
(E<- St Bay Log) 

Shape up now 
for B to B run 

The San Francisco Examiner's "Bay 
to Breakers." billed as the biggest race 
in the world, will be held Sunday, May 
1 6, beginning at 8 a m. 

The $7 50 entry fee goes to help the 
Red Cross, Guardsmen and other Bay 
Area charities, as well as making other 
Examiner events, such as Opera in the 
Park and Christmas Day Camp for 
Senior Citizens, possible. All entrants 
will receive a souvenir T-shirt of the big 
event Entry forms are being published 
in the San Francisco newspaper. 

Members of the Naval Regional 
Medical Center Auxiliary will get into 
practice for the race beginning March 
31 and every Wednesday thereafter, 
meeting at 9 30 a m at the Officers' 
Club until the last Wednesday before 
the race 

Last year's event drew 40,000 par¬ 
ticipants The course is 7 6 miles long 



VW camper in good condition, suitable 
for extensive travel. Needed by June 1, 
1982 Contact Dr John Aguilar, NRMC 
Box 7632. Guam, FPO San Francisco, 
Calif, 96630 


Hairdresser for Beauty Shop on base 
Out of state license OK, Equal Oppor¬ 
tunity Employer Contact Betty Hittle, 

U S Govewmont Printing Oflicti 
1979 33236 689 150/24 

AMTRAK's Coast Starlight train will 
carry Oak Knoll passengers south in 
scenic comfort during a special Hearst 
Castle trip slated for May 8-9 

The train will depart the Oakland 
station at 7:40 a m. on Saturday, May 
8. Passengers may enjoy breakfast in 
the dining car while watching the pass¬ 
ing view through wide picture win¬ 

Upon arrival at San Luis Obispo, 
there'll be a bus waiting to take the 
group on a lectured sightseeing tour of 
Mission San Luis Obispo and provide 
transportation to the San Simeon 
Lodge for overnight accommodations. 

On Sunday morning Oak Knollites 
will be driven up the 1,600 ft hill to the 
Hearst Castle, perched on top. and 

select their choice of three offeree 
tours of this fabulous estate. 

After the castle visit, me bus w.i 
transport passengers to Morro Bay to 
shopping or lunch at one of the excel 
lent seafood restaurants, and thei 
return to the Coast Starlight for the tn| 

The entire package, covering round 
trip train fare, bus transportation, oni 
night's lodging and the Hearst Cast;* 
Tour, costs, per person $122 single 
$108 double twin; $104 triple, am 
$99, quad 

Special Services requests that reser 
vations be made early as space i 
limited. Further information may b 
obtained from Sally at 639-2479 o 


Friday, Mar. 19, 6:30 p.m. —THUNDERBALL—Sean Connery. Claudme Auger- 
Adventure PG 


Sunday, Mar. 21, 6:30 p m. —THE IDOLMAKER —Ray Sharkey, Tova 

Monday, Mar. 22, 6:30 p.m.-SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT —Burt Reynold; 
Sally Fields—Action PG 

Tuesday, Mar. 23, 6:30 p.m -FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER-Walter Mattha 
Jill Clayburgh—Comedy DramaR 

Wednesday, Mar. 24, 6:30 p.m —TULIPS —Bernadette Peters. Gabe Kaplan- 
Romantic Comedy PG 

Thursday, Mar. 25. 6:30 p.m.—A PERFECT COUPLE —Paul Dooley. Mam 
Heflin —Comedy Drama R 

Friday, Mar. 26. 6.30 p m —CONDOR MAN —Michael Crawford Oliver Read- 

Saturday, Mar. 27, 1 p.m — THE JAZZ SINGER—Neil Diamond. Lucie Arnar- 

Sunday, Mar. 28. 6 30 p.m.—FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE-Sean Connery 
Robert Shaw —Adventure PG 

Monday, Mar. 29, 6:30 p m —STAR WARS —Mark Hamill Harrison Ford- Sc» 

Tuesday. Mar 30, 6:30 p.m. —MOMMIE DEAREST —Faye Dunaway Dial* 
Scarwid—Drama R 

Wednesday. Mar 31 6:30 p.m.-BRUCE LEE'S DEADLY KUNG FU-Bruc*l| 
Wang Chue Ta —Action R 

Thursday, Apr 1,6:30 p.m.— WATCHER IN THE WOODS — Bette Davis. Cart® 
Baker —Mystery PG 


Vol. 44. No. 6 



Friday. April 2. 1982 

A look at NRMC Oakland's automated future 

By LCDR Sid Oesh 
Chief. Management Information 

e A doctor on an inpatient ward 
' orders STAT laboratory tests and 
needs the results as soon as possi- 
t'e. Within minutes, a cathode ray 
tube (CRT) "beeps.” indicating the 
results are available for viewing. 

e A retired military member 
walks into a remote branch clinic 
complaining of chest pain. The duty 
Hospital Corpsman performs an 
electrocardiogram that is transmit¬ 
ted to a computer system for com¬ 
puter interpretation. An interpreta¬ 
tion of the ECG is printed at the 
oranch clinic on a teleprinter indicat- 
,ng the ECG to be "normal.” The 
following day. a "confirmed report” 
js printed on the teleprinter indicat¬ 
ing that, after over-reading by a staff 
cardiologist, the ECG is confirmed as 
being normal. 

e A patient arrives in the 
Radiology Service to find no waiting 
time for his scheduled procedure. X- 
ray technician, x-ray room and 
radiologist have been scheduled by a 
computer system. The same com¬ 
puter system will also produce the 
radiographic report 

• A patient presents a prescrip¬ 
tion to the pharmacy technician in 
the Pharmacy. After keying the 
prescribed medication into an auto¬ 
mated pharmacy system via CRT, 
there is a "warning” flashed on the 
display screen. The computer 
system has reviewed the patient's 
medication profile and discovered 
that the medication ordered will pro- 
^ce an adverse reaction because of 
a medication the patient is currently 

• Clinical personnel in an outpa¬ 
tient clinic have noticed a dramatic 
increase in patient visits and a 
reduction in "no-shows”. A com¬ 
er system has assumed the task 
patient appointment scheduling. 

xcerpts from George Orwell's best 
ter 1984? A description of medical 
Renter operations at El Camino 
Hospital, known for its application of 
computers in the management of 

hospital information? No, these situa¬ 
tions describe the operations of Naval 
Regional Medical Center. Oakland 
approximately 1 8 months from today 
The Management Information Ser¬ 
vice is currently involved in the installa¬ 
tion, or the installation planning, of five 
major clinical computing systems 
funded by Triservice Medical Informa¬ 
tion System (TRIMIS) Program. The 
five systems are. Laboratory System 
(currently operational), Computer 
Assisted Practice of Cardiology 
System (June 1 982), Radiology 
Reporting System (October 1982), 
Pharmacy Reporting System (October 
1982). and the Patient Appointment 
Scheduling System (November 1983). 

-AB SYSTEM ON LINE —Fred Perea, Head of Clinical Systems Branch, 
. data on the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) with Carolyn Poe, Management 
dl V s * in the Computer Room of Management Information Service. 

The TRIMIS Program is following a 
building block approach to system 
development. In the first phase, the 
best ways to meet needs of work cen¬ 
ters in hospitals are being verified 
through examining existing capabilities 
and implementing pilot systems. While 
Initial Operational Capabilities (IOC's) 
are being installed in high volume work 
centers, other systems are contributing 
to the development of technical stan¬ 
dards and functional requirements. The 
IOC’s include Pharmacy, Laboratory, 
Patient Appointment Scheduling and 
Radiology These initial efforts reduce 
the risk associated with attempting to 
develop a completely automated health 
care delivery system in one step. At the 
same time, they provide assistance to 
high work load 3reas. Knowledge 
gained from these initial systems will 
be used in developing requirements for 
standardized systems which will be 
acquired and released to the military 
medical departments to meet addi¬ 
tional work center requirements. Com¬ 
posite needs will be met by integrating 
standardized systems to perform a 
Composite Health Care System to meet 
the information requirements of medi¬ 
cal and management personnel at the 
hospital level. In short, TRIMIS Systems 
will evolve carefully, logically, and step 
by step into a total medical information 
network instead of remaining as iso¬ 
lated automated medical systems. 

Previous issues of the Oak Leaf 
have highlighted the installation and 
operation of the Laboratory System. 
Watch this column for future articles 
describing in detail the capabilities of 
the Computer Assisted Practice of Car¬ 
diology System, the Radiology Report¬ 
ing System, the Pharmacy System and 
the Patient Appointment Scheduling 

(Artist's concept by Trudy Silva, Urology Service) 

Health benefits 

open season 
set May 3-28 

Donald J. Devine, Director of the 
U. S. Office of Personnel Management 
(OPM), has announced that an open 
enrollment period for federal 
employees and retirees in the Federal 
Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) 
Program will be held May 3 through 
May 28, 1 982 Enrollment changes for 
employees, including those at Oak 
Knoll, will become effective July 11 , 

During the open season, employees 
and annuitants will have the oppor¬ 
tunity to change from one health plan 
or option to another, or move from a 
self-only enrollment to a family status 
Also, employees not presently enrolled 
in the FEHB program will have an 
opportunity to enroll. 

Distribution of informational 
pamphlets containing a plan com¬ 
parison chart and pamphlets containing 
the bi-weekly benefit rates will be dis¬ 
tributed to all eligible employees during 
the open season, according to Beverly 
Keller of Civilian Personnel Service Her 
office will also furnish brochures 
covering the plans available locally to 
employees requesting them. 

Plans available are: Indemnity 
Benefit Plan; Service Benefit Plan; 
Kaiser/Northern California Plan. 
Rockridge Health Care Plan, and the 
Take Care (BC/BSCMP Network) Plan. 
In addition, there are a number of 
employee organization plans in which 
any federal employee can enroll by 
becoming a member or associate 
(Continued to page 3) 

Navy motor vehicle deaths down last year 

Although the final tally for 1981 is not complete due to some late reporting, it is 
safe to say that a substantial reduction in motor vehicle related fatalities has taken 
place throughout the U S Navy Congratulations and a great big "ATTA BOY” to all 
who helped achieve the reduction in fatalities Such a reduction could only be 
realized through ,a team effort. 

CNO praises selection 

.. .Selection by the President of Admiral Jim Watkins to be my successor 
was a great day for the Navy. Admiral Watkins, presently CINCPACFLT, is a 
proven tactician with extensive command at sea, is highly respected in 
Washington for his unique ability to be objective and flexible while main¬ 
taining a tough-minded approach to naval superiority, and is a people- 
oriented leader who possesses the finest qualities desired and expected of 
the CNO He will bring to this job an enthusiastic appreciation of pride and 
professionalism at its best. 

We are a Navy on the move today. We are assured, through this appoint¬ 
ment, that our positive momentum will continue on into the future. 

Admiral T.B. Hayward 
Chief of Naval Operations 

Does the bunny know? 

Easter— which Sunday? 

Why does Easter always come on 
Sunday but seldom the same Sunday? 
This has puzzled more people over the 
years than why there is an Easter 

Easter, on April 11 this year, is the 
Christian festival which honors the 
resurrection, or rising from the dead, of 
Jesus. It takes its name in English from 
that of an Anglo-Saxon goddess, 
Eostre, who represented light, or 

Fixing the date of Easter each year 
has involved the churches in a compli¬ 
cated mathematical problem accom¬ 
panied by prolonged ecclesiastical con¬ 

Present-day Christian doctrine indi¬ 
cates that Jesus celebrated the 
Passover on Thursday, was crucified 
on Friday and arose on Sunday, on the 
first day of the week Jewish Passover, 
however, falls on the 14th day of the 
lunar month, Nisan, which may be any 
day of the week 

Since the early Christians were 
Jews, the Hebrew tradition was power¬ 
ful in their minds and they celebrated 
Easter on the day of the Jewish 
Passover Gentile Christians, on the 
other hand, wanted the day to be 
observed on Sunday, the first day of 
the week 

The dispute continued into the 4th 
century, with Western churches 
celebrating Easter on Sunday and 
Eastern churches following the Jewish 
tradition of celebrating it on the 14th 
day of Nisan. 

In 325 A.D., the Nicean Council was 
convened by Constantine where a deci¬ 
sion was made that Easter should be 
observed on the first Sunday after the 
full moon following the vernal equinox, 
to be fixed each year at Alexandria, 
then the center of astronomical 

There continued to be some con- 
tioversy and uncertainty, however, 
wnich lasted in various parts of the 
church down to the 8th century when 
the majority of Christian churches 
accepted the new method of determin¬ 
ing the date of Easter In the Eastern 
Orthodox Church, a slightly different 
calculation is followed, with the result 
that the Orthodox Easter, although 
sometimes coinciding with that of the 
West, can fall one, four or five weeks 

A fixed date for Easter has been dis¬ 
cussed and supported among some 
churchmen —the second Sunday in 
April being proposed Adoption would 
depend on agreement being reached 
among the various churches. 

In addition to its religious signifi¬ 
cance, Easter is a time of other obser¬ 
vances born of traditional celebrations 
of spring 

Just as the earth is dressed in a new 
cloak of greenery, people often wear 
new clothes for Easter. The idea of 
Easter eggs comes from ancient Egypt 
and Persia. The eggs are a sign of new 

Rabbits, being fertile and prolific, are 
also symbols of the regeneration of life. 
Legend has it that the eggs are laid by 
the Easter rabbit on Easter eve. 

In 1980. 277 Navy people died as a result of motor vehicle related mishaps \ 
1981 figure (subject to change) is 246 This is an overall reduction of 31 —abot.t | 
percent I > 

About 80 percent of the Navy population consists of grades El through EC 
might be expected, because of these numbers and age range (generally 1 7-26), i » 
involvement in motor vehicle mishaps is high While making up 80 percent of! > 
Navy population, they suffered 93 percent of the fatalities Non-use of safety bj i 
and helmets continues to result in needless death, injury, disfigurement and p,* 
and permanent disability . j t 

Government motor vehicle fatalities totaled six in 1981 One serviceman jn 
lying in the road when struck by a Navy truck. Two Navy men were killed in sep:rt 
mishaps as a result of falling from the cargo area of Navy trucks Both of *lif 
deaths were due to carelessness on the part of supervisors, the drivers, and the 
tims. In each case, the passenger was elected from the vehicle by improperly s 
cargo and the effects of wind on that cargo The speed of each vehicle involv 
less than 25 miles per hour Additionally, two Navy men were killed in s< 
mishaps after being ejected from the driver's position in a military vehicle Bolflf • 
the men probably would have survived if they had been wearing safety belts, p 
Navy woman was killed as a result of hitting a tree while driving a Navy vail 
speed between 1 5 and 25 miles per hour She was not wearing safety belts 
As in past years, alcohol and darkness proved to be a deadly combinati 
many of the 23 pedestrian fatalities which occurred during 1981 

Seventeen less persons died in 1981 from accidents involving privately-O 1 
four-wheel vehicles than the previous year This is a reduction of approximately 
percent Increased safety belt use would have resulted in less fatalities 
The greatest reduction in terms of percentage occurred in the area of mo 
cles—slightly more than 18 percent. Actual numbers were reduced from 71 in : 95 
to 58 in 1981 Don't be lulled into a false sense of security by these nu 
however, because during the period Jan. 1-Feb. 22 1981, only four motoi 
deaths were reported, while the same period in 1982, the number was 10 
operation of a motorcycle is a risky business. Fifty-eight Navy people found this 
the hard way in 1981 A motorcycle doesn't forgive too many operator mista 
In 1981 one fatality and 10 injuries resulted from moped mishaps One Navy 
was killed when the rented moped he was riding collided head-on into an auto 
The mishap occurred in the Bahamas, where motor vehicle traffic travels on the~ 
side of the road. At the time of impact, the moped was traveling on the right sidel 
the road against oncoming traffic. 

Although 1981 certainly showed general improvement, statistics clearly in 
that an all-hands effort is needed to continue the downward trend in the number! 
fatalities incurred through all types of motor vehicle operation in the Navy 

Chaplain's Corner 

.'Without the shedding of blood, 
there's no remission for sin' 1 

By LT M. Kathy Brown 
Chaplain Corps, U S. Navy 

"And when they came to the place which is called The Skull ,' there they cfl 
cified him..." Luke 23:33. 

As we rapidly approach the Easter season, many people are beginning to revet 
the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in that the shedding of mnoc* 
blood was for the remission of our sms. Yet others revere this season as a time L 
new clothes and bunny rabbits. 

It's a very simple thing to say that Christ died for the sins of the world But it 
different thing to make it personal by saying that "Christ died for my sins ” 

If we could just for a moment look in retrospect at the Cross experience where tt 
crowd gathered and mocked him It’s hard for us to visualize ourselves stands 
there; but we were The words uttered from Jesus as he hung there. Father, forgiV 
them for they know not what they do.” included us—that we, too, might be save* 

Christ died, but rose again that "we should walk in the newness of life’ (Rot* 
6:4). This "newness” is expounded upon as the Apostle Paul declared ” he wl 
has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ we believe that we 
also live with him.” (Rom. 6:7-8) 

The songwriter expressed the thought "He was hung up for my hang-ups onttt 
cross,” which says Jesus died for all of my guilt, doubt, disappointments, etc - 
everything negative. He hung there for Nevertheless, as the song goes, on the tf*-* 
day "He rose again, couldn't no power on earth tie him down He rose again dea* 
couldn't keep Him in the ground " 

Without the shedding of the innocent blood of Jesus Christ God's son. the« 
would have been no remission for sin "But thanks be to God who gives us the vie 
tory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Conn 15 57) 


RADM W M Lonergan MC USN 
Commanding Officer 

CAPT Joseph P Smyth. MC USN Doctor of 
Chn»cal Services 

CDR Frank 0 F.sher MSC USN. Director of 
Administrative Services 

Editor Betty Beck 

editorial Clerk HM3 Jackson P Brown 

Photography HM1 Gary Silk 

HM2 Dav*d Wm SbefbekJ 

THE OAK LEAP is puh , i* r >->d biweekly on I 
day produced commercial!* with appcop''- 1 
funds »n compliance with NNPR P-35 Rev 
1974 Deadline for copy is Thursday noon of i 
week prior to publication 

Opinions contained herein are not 
expressions of the Department of the Navy 
OAK LEAF receives American Forces Pre*> 
vice and Navy News material 

Contributions from both staff and patients 
welcomed and should be addressed to th* 
of the OAK LEAF Naval Regional Meckca* C 
Oakland. CA 94627 




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2 1982 

raining emphasis on EEO 

Trvmnq sessions are now being 
throughout the command to 
, QU8l nt military and civilian super- 
ors and all workers wth the Equa 
nployment Opportunity (EEO) 

iram. , . 

in most instances, the training, of 
, than an hour's duration, is con- 
Icted t>y Weldon Miles or Mary Smith 
work spaces of the various 
pj ta i services, however, personnel 
"the larger services may receive the 
■entation in the Clinical Assembly or a 
iference room, as appropriate to the 
e of the group 

Subjects being discussed are the 
amzation of the program, its func- 
jal areas, the roles of the Command- 
Officer and his deputy, the EEO col- 
duty counselors, and the 
iployees themselves. Each session 
• followed by a question and 
period where personnel are 
ited to submit questions about the 

EEO complaints and or comments 
iy De also called in to Ext 2554 at 
time of the day or night Questions 
Jorded will be answered by the full- 
>e EEO counselors. 


Additional advanced EEO training 
for all hands is scheduled to begin in 
mid-July after all personnel have com¬ 
pleted the initial phase 

IG team to visit 
May 18-June 4 

Rear Admiral R C. Elliott, Inspector 
General (Medical), and several mem¬ 
bers of his staff will visit Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland and its branch 
clinics during the period of May 18- 
June 4 for the purpose of a routine 
inspection. This will be the first such 
inspection of this medical center since 
April 1979 

The purpose of the Navy's Com¬ 
mand Inspection Program is to ensure 
readiness, effectiveness and efficiency 
in performing the assigned mission of 
the unit The process functions as an 
advocate to identify problems and 
facilitate corrective action. Compliance 
with regulations, directives and profes¬ 
sional standards will be reviewed 

Following its Bay Area visit, the team 
will inspect Lemoore Naval Hospital 
during the period June 7-10 

EA membership open 
[or civilian employees 

New memberships are being taken 
it's also renewal time for those 
ready belonging to the Naval 
iployees' Association, according to 
Gladys Mitchell, NRMC Oakland repre- 

Membership in the NAS Alameda- 
ased civilian employees group offers 
jrchant discounts, dental plan and 

whole life insurance, among other 
benefits Membership fee is $6 per 

Gladys also has the latest Federal 
Employees Almanac for sale to NEA 
members at discount price 

For more information, call her at Ext. 
2518 or 2519 

CAT scanner slated for repair 

ANTICIPATION —Ana Maia Marsh, "nearly" 3. isn't going to let Easter Day 
arrive and find her unprepared. Whi'e she dons her holiday finery for Mommy's 
final fitting, she clutches a couple of Easter baskets just in case the bunny 
comes early. The little miss is the daughter of Lieutenant (Junior Grade) and 
Mrs. Scott Marsh. (Photo by Dad) 

The Computerized Axial Tomogra¬ 
phy (CAT) scanner on the first deck 
its tentatively planned to be inoperative 
Junng the period April 19-30 to allow 
for previously scheduled maintenance 
[and installation of air-conditioning 

Urgently needed scans will be per¬ 
formed at other local hospitals having 

should be postponed during that 
period, said Captain Joseph P.Smyth, 
Director of Clinical Services (DCS). 

The period set for shutdown is ten¬ 
tative, depending upon the delivery of 
parts. Those physicians wishing to 
confirm the equipment's availability 
during that period may call either the 
DCS Office, Ext. 2451, or Public 
Works. Ext. 2211 

New CNO 

President Ronald Reagan has nomi¬ 
nated Admiral James D. Watkins to 
succeed Admiral Thomas B Hayward 
as Chief of Naval Operations this sum¬ 

If confirmed by the Senate, Admiral 
Watkins, presently Commander in 
Chief of the Pacific Fleet, will assume 
the responsibility in July 

Admiral Watkins, 55, is a Navy pro¬ 
pulsion expert and former submarine 
skipper whose other service also 
included commanding the Sixth Fleet in 
the Mediterranean A 1949 graduate of 
the Naval Academy at Annapolis, he is 
a native Californian. 

The President also announced 
General Charles A. Gabriel as his choice 
for Air Force Chief of Staff. He earlier 
named Army General John Vessey to 
become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs 
of Staff, effective July 1 

Admiral Hayward's future plans had 
not been announced at this writing 

Open season 

(continued from page 1) 
member of the organization. 

OPM reports that it has tentatively 
scheduled another open season for 
later this calendar year It would run 
from Nov 22 through Dec 10. 1982. 

The decision to hold an open season 
in the health benefits program was 
made following administrative hearings 
held in Washington. D C. by OPM Feb 

Easter Services 
at Oak Knoll 

Pastoral Care Service announces the 
following special events and emphasis 
for Easter Week at Naval Regional 
Medical Center, Oakland: 

Holy Thursday 
April 8 

Chapel of Hope 

12 noon —Catholic Mass of the Last 

12:30 p m —Protestant Holy Commu¬ 

Good Friday 
April 9 

Clinical Assembly 

12 noon—Catholic Solemn Good Fri¬ 
day Liturgy 

12:30 p.m. — Protestant Devotions 

Easter Sunday 
April 11 
Chapel of Hope 

8:30 am —Catholic Mass 

10:30 a m —Protestant Divine Service 

12 noon —Catholic Mass 

CURITY -A sign on the door reading "Keep Linen Doors Locked" emphasizes 


v,,lcy instruction for safeguarding hospital linens. Lieutenant Robert Burg, 
.! lstar> t Chief of Operating Management Service, checks adherence to the 
,C V as Nurse Corps Commander Shirley Hicks obliges. The medical center 
dieted its twice-a-year linen inventory last week. (For feature on the laun- 
' deration, see Pages 6 and 7. 

Page 4 


Former Oak Knoll intern 
killed in midair plane crash 

Medical Corps Lieutenant Charles 
W Gehrke. Jr., who completed a basic 
surgery internship at NRMC Oakland 
last August, was killed as two Navy T- 
34 Mentor aircraft collided in midair 
over Florida last month. 

Dr Gehrke, who was in flight 
surgeon training, and a Marine Corps 
flight instructor in the same plane died 
in the crash. Two crewmembers in the 
second aircraft parachuted to safety, 
but suffered slight injuries Cause of 
the crash is under investigation. 

The 34-year-old physician was a 
former aviation jet mechanic in the 
Navy, working with pilot survival equip¬ 
ment, and served aboard an aircraft 
carrier for one year He subsequently 
earned a master of science at the 
University of Missouri and a doctorate 
of osteopathy at the Kansas City Col¬ 
lege of Osteopathic Medicine 

In an information sheet sent to this 
command before he began his intern¬ 
ship here, the doctor said, "Aviation 

has always held a special interest for 
me.” He told friends here he planned on 
entering into a pathology residency 
after completion of his flight surgeon 

Dr Gehrke is survived by his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W 
Gehrke of Columbia. Mo., and an eight- 
year-old son. 

College credit now available 
for HN and HM ratings 

Two hats are better than one. 

The American Council on Education 
has evaluated recommended credits 
for the ratings of Hospitalman (HN) and 
Hospital Corpsman (HM). These credits 
are effective now and will be published 
in the 1982 ACE Guide-Navy. 

For Hospitalman (E3) the recom¬ 
mended semester hours are 2-health 
and hygiene, 3-nursing techniques, 4-5 
clinical nursing, 2-emergency medical 
techniques, and 1 -medical ter¬ 
minology These 12-13 credits are 

added to each of the Hospital Corps- 
man ratings. 

Credits for HM3 are 1-car- 
diopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and 
2-advanced first aid, for a total of 15 

Credits for HM2 are 1-CPR, 2- 

advanced first aid, 3-medical 
laboratory techniques, 3-records 
management, and 1-human relations, 
for a total of 22 

Credits for HM1 are 1-CPR, 2- 

advanced first aid, 3 medical laboratory 
techniques, 3-records management, 2- 
human relations, 2-supervision, 3- 
samtation, and 3-personnel office pro¬ 
cedures, for a total of 31 

Credits for HMC are 1-CPR, 2- 

advanced first aid, 3-medical 
laboratory techniques, 3-records 
management, 3-human relations, 3- 
personnel supervision, 3-sanitation, 3- 
personnel office procedures, 2-com- 
munication skills, and 3-business 
organization, for a total of 38 

Credits for HMCS are the same as 
that for HMC Fifteen semester hours 

of upper division credit may be used in 
lieu of lower division credits. They are 
3-personnel management, 3-business 
management, 3-field experience in 
management. 3-human relations, and 
3-health care administration, for totals 
of 38 lower division or 27 upper divi¬ 
sion credits 

Credits for HMCM are the same as 
HMC in the lower division: 38 For 
upper division, credit recommendations 
are 3-personnel management, 3-busi¬ 
ness management, 6-field experience 
in management, 3-human relations, 3- 
hi-alth care administration, and 3- 
heilth care planning, for a total of 33. 

An evaluation has also been 
received for "Leadership and Manage¬ 
ment Education and Training." In the 
upper-division baccalaureate category, 
three semester hours in industrial 
management or industrial psychology 
or leadership development or manage¬ 
ment elective are recommended 

Your Navy Campus counselor will 
give you the DD295 form and advise 
on college acceptance of these credits, 
as well as other ratings and service 
schools Appointments may be made 
by calling 639-2003, or stop by Staff 
and Education Training, 6 South, and 
meet Mrs Marj Stillings, Navy Campus 
counselor, who is here from Treasure 
Island every Tuesday and Thursday 
from 8 a m to 3 p.m 

Good places to retire 

The 10 best retirement areas for 
civilians in the United States according 
to Consumers Digest are: 

Mountain Home, Arkansas 
Edisto/Beaufort, South Carolina 
San Antonio/Austin, Texas 
Clayton, Georgia 
New Port Richey, Florida 
Richmond, Virginia 
Medford, Oregon 

Asheville/Hendersonville, North 

Truth or Consequences, New Mex¬ 

Port Isabel. Texas 

These areas were identified as pro¬ 
viding all usual benefits retirees look 
for The listing illustrated, also, the 
existence of a wide range of options 
outside the traditional retirement cen¬ 

Friday, April 2, 191 

Cycle 92 advancements slated 

Some 37,595 Navy men and 
women who competed in the Cycle 92 
advancement exam will be promoted to 
paygrades E-4, E-5 and E-6 in the next 
three months. 5,211 will advance in 
April, another 5,211 in May, and the 
remaining 27,173 will receive promo¬ 
tions in June The advancements will 
be "fair-shared” within all ratings and 
will be effective on the 16th of the 

2,061 regular and reserve personnel 
on active duty will be promoted to 
petty officer third class, 1.831 to 
second class and 701 to first class in 
both April and May In June 1 2,267 will 
advance to E-4, 10,714 to E-5 and 
3,990 to E-6 Personnel in the TAR 
Program will receive 21 hikes to E-4, 

32 to E-5 and 25 to E-6 in both Aj 1 
and May. while in June. 67 will 
promoted to petty officer first class' 

ONI marks 

Detailers to visit 

Master Chief Dental Technician C.E 
Hall, Dental Technician Detailer, will 
visit this command on April 6, while 
Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman R.B 
Littlejohn, Hospital Corpsman First 
Class D.B Marinas and Hospital Corps- 
man Second Class M.F. Sheridan, 
detailers for that corps, are expected to 
be onboard April 5 through 7 

Personnel desiring to submit school 
requests. Guard III requests, or whose 
PRD/EAOS is within six months, should 
call the Career Counselor's Office (Ext. 
2235) for appointments with the 

Course for sickle 
cell counselors 

Sickle cell counselor training and 
certification program will be conducted 
at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, May 

This program is designed to train 
and certify sickle cell counselors and 
educators to provide advice and educa¬ 
tion to individuals found to have 
various hemoglobin opathies. and to 
offer education about these disorders 
to a variety of audiences. It is held three 
times a year at the hospital in Berkeley. 

All nurses successfully completing 
the three-and-a-half day course and 
workshops will receive 22 continuing 
education units. A fee of $25 is 
charged to cover the cost of printed 

For more information, call Sarah 
Jane Nelson at Children's Hospital 
Medical Center, 428-3452. 

100th birthday 

The Office of Naval Intelligent 
(ONI) reached the 100th anniversary 
its founding March 23. It is the old€ 1 
intelligence agency in the Unit- 
States. and may be the oldest in cu 
tinuous existence in the world. 

Before ONI was founded, the co;m 
lecting of information on naval matter 
was spread through several differe 
Navy bureaus. A small group of na\ 
officers was dissatisfied with th ‘ 
situation, and the uncoordinate: 
approach toward intelligence gatherin 
that it created They founded the U S 
Naval Institute, a private organizatioi 
not associated with the Navy Depir 
ment. and established the unofficii 
magazine Proceedings, to publiciz 
their views. The magazine, which is n 
longer tied to persons in the Na* 
Intelligence Community, influenced 
views of many high-ranking Nai^ 
officials, military and civilian 

One of the early secretaries of th 
group, LT Theodorus B Mason, took, 
leave of absense from the Navy to toi 
Europe and observe the directions thi 
European navies were taking in tactic 
and naval architecture. Mason returns 
to the U. S. and became the first “Chk 
Intelligence Officer" when ONI wa 
established by General Order of Nav 
Secretary William Hunt in 1882. 

Over the years, ONI's responsibility, t 
grew to include War Plannini 
Strategic Studies, Decoding Cable: 
Censorship. Public Affairs, Photc 
interpretation. The Naval Attach 
Program and Translation Many t 
these duties have since been transfei 
red to other Navy Department offices 

PATRIOTIC —As one way of observing Patriots Day on March 16 members o 
the Castro Valley Chapter, Order of Demolay, brought boxes of paperbooks tc 
donate to the inpatients at Oak Knoll Dropping off one box of paperbacks witf 
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Michael Watkins of 6 West were Matt Wilson tlefti 
and Kevin Lee. Also assisting in the delivery of the books to all the nursing sta¬ 
tions was Brent Goodale. another Demolay member Escorting the youths in 
their hospital visit was Lieutenant Mary K Brown Duty Chaplain. 

April 2. 



Page 5 

ill survivors of sunken ship 

March while returning to while LT Bacon treated 

I In ea ' s ‘ flowing a six-month 

folk Va 

[° rran ean deployment, the combat 

r ,ned on to provide medical aid to 
ffsurviwort of a tragedy at sea The 

ZeZ nierCb80t VeSSe ' " N a° R 1 R ; 

i aND bad ear,ier rescued 16 
Irewrnembers of the "GOLDEN 
ftOLPHIN which had burned and sunk 
r\ day , n the Northwestern Atlantic. 
One survivor was a diabetic His insulin 
zZ been left behind when he was 

torced to abandon ship 

Through contact with Atlantic Fleet 
ndciuarters. the U. S Coast Guard 
(grmined that SAN DIEGO was in a 
acsition to rendezvous with the NORR- 
AND and offer aid On the morning of 
U rch 9th believing NORRLAND to be 
JV r SAN DIEGO launched both its 
#mbarked helicopters (from Helicopter 
Combat Support Squadron Six. 
Ibtachment Two) to search for the 
JC | l3 h ship. The NORRLAND was 
’ted soon after, 40 miles away LT 
n Bacon, SAN DIEGO’s medical 
officer was already airborne and 
ttansfered quickly to the NORRLAND 
SAN DIEGO steamed in company 
; with the Swedish ship for three hours 

while LT Bacon treated survivors. After 
the medical officer returned by 
helicopter, the ships resumed opposite 
courses to Norfolk and Gibraltar 

By radio, as the ships parted com¬ 
pany, the master of the sunken 
GOLDEN DOLPHIN expressed his sin¬ 
cere thanks for SAN DIEGO's help, "In 
the tradition of men who go to sea." 

West Virginia 
OKs tuition rate 

West Virginia is the most recent of 
33 states to grant resident tuition rates 
to active duty service members and 
their families taking college courses in 
the state. Active duty members must 
be stationed in the state to qualify. 

The Department of Defense is con¬ 
tinuing efforts to obtain resident tuition 
rates for service members in the 
remaining 1 7 states. They are: 
Alabama, California, Colorado, Con¬ 
necticut. Delaware, Indiana, Maryland. 
Massachusetts, Michigan, New 
Hampshire. New Jersey, New York, 
North Carolina. Pennsylvania, Vermont. 
Virginia and Wyoming 

Some people have wrong idea 
on fluorescent energy use 

Does a fluorescent light have to be 
ed off for a half-hour before the 
‘energy saved equals the energy used in 
-nitialiy energizing the light? Many peo¬ 
ple think so, but this is a misconcep¬ 

With a two-tube rapid-start fluores¬ 
cent luminaire the total starting current 
lasts for about one second. The initial 
m-rush current lasts for only one-half 
cycle (1 120 second) and has a peak 
value about five times as large as the 
steady state peak. This in-rush current 
cfoes not use a significant amount of 
energy since it lasts for such a short 
time Thus, fluorescent lights only have 
to be turned off for ONE SECOND in 
vder to save the amount of energy 
t*i3t will be expended when the lights 
are initially turned on again 

Lamp replacement 
Fluorescent lamp life is dependent 
oi the filament electron emissive coat¬ 
ing The coating slowly evaporates dur- 
’ n 9 lamp operation Usually more 
important is that each time the lamp is 
started, some of the coating erodes. 
When fluorescent lamps first became 
Xipularin the '40s. lamp life was subs¬ 
tantially reduced if the lamp was oper¬ 
ated for short periods of times. 
Throughout the '50s and '60s. lights in 
numerous buildings were left on con¬ 
gruously—24 hours, every day It was 
^culated that the cost of electricity to 
■<perate these lights was less than the 
ost of more frequent lamp replace¬ 
ment Many people left the lights on 
'•hen they left a room, even for as long 
lunch hour Again, they thought 
' turning off the fluorescent lights 
SlTT >ply was not economical 

While this may have been true years 
■W. advances in the construction of 
vuresaent * am Ps have increased their 
'Lamp life js ^till reduced if they are 
^P^ated for short periods of time, but 
|. 15 ^ not as detrimental as it was once 
P U8t be remembered that while 
ching lamps on and off reduces 

lamp life, it also reduces the operating 
time For example, a standard F40 
rapid-start fluorescent lamp operating 
continuously has a lamp life of 38,000 
hours. Since a year has 8,760 hours, 
this lamp should burn out in 4.3 years. 
On the other hand, the same lamp 
operating 12 continuous hours per day 
has a lamp life of 30,000 hours. 
Although lamp life is reduced 20 per¬ 
cent, operating time is reduced by 50 
percent Thus, the lamp would take 6.8 
years to burn out. In this instance, both 
replacement and electric costs have 
been substantially reduced. 

Rated fluorescent lamp life is nor¬ 
mally based on a three-hour operating 
cycle. This assumes the lamp will be 
switched on and off several times dur¬ 
ing the day. Under these conditions the 
F40 lamp is rated at 22,000 hours For 
a 40-hour work-week, the lamp would 
last for about 10 years based on rated 
life. In fact, detailed economic studies 
of trade offs between fluorescent lamp 
replacement and electric costs have 
shown that anytime a room is to be 
vacated for more than a couple of 
minutes, the fluorescent lights should 
be turned off Therefore, turning off 
lights as you leave a room is a good 
habit to develop. 

Other lights 

What about other types of lamps? 
Since short operating periods have little 
effect on the life of incandescent 
lamps, they should ALWAYS be turned 
off when a room is vacated. High inten¬ 
sity discharge (HID) lamps, such as 
mercury vapor, sodium vapor, and 
metal halide, require several minutes to 
warm up. In addition, when they are 
turned off, they need several minutes 
to cool off before the ballast will restart 
them Consequently, HID lamps should 
not be turned off unless the shut-off 
period is longer than 20 minutes. (Civil 
Engineering Laboratory, Naval Con¬ 
struction Battalion Center, Port 
Hueneme, Calif.) 

Great Lakes apprehends 23 for drug offenses 


tr-n ,nv «*tigation of alleged drug 
rj c ,n 9 at Naval Regional Medical 
U : rr :^e* Lakes, III. resulted in the 
fconrVi ° apprehens '°" °f 23 Navy per- 

The Naval Investigation Service 
operation also resulted in the seizure of 
two private vehicles from which drugs 
were being sold 

Our patients write... 

I was treated in your Ophthalmology Clinic on Feb 1 7, 1982 and was favorably 
impressed with the facilities and treatment The personnel at the reception desk 
were most courteous and very cooperative I was especially impressed with the 
professional manner in which LCDR Lynn W O'Neal treated my case 

In an age where long waiting lines and service "by the numbers" is so common, I 
was glad to see that you and your clinic are going out of your way to become an 
exception Please pass on my sincere appreciation to LCDR O'Neal for a job well 

Jerome N. Davis, Jr., Major, USAF 
Castle Air Force Base 

This is to inform you that I am very pleased with the results of my weight reduc¬ 
tion program. I entered Commander (sic) Love's program in June 1981 weighing 
about 35 pounds more than I should By using a combination of Commander Love's 
diet program and my own exercise regimen, I was able to lose 35 pounds before 
Christmas 1981 I now feel more comfortable, I eat less, I am complimented on my 
appearance, and I can wear clothing that shows off my new physique rather than try¬ 
ing to hide it. 

Without the Commander's interest in my well-being I could very easily have slip¬ 
ped back to my old eating habits He has helped show me the way to a better way of 

Please convey to Commander Love my sincere thanks for all he's done for me 

Terrance I. Easton, MSgt, USAF-Ret. 
Union City 

I wish to express my appreciation to the staff of Oak Knoll Naval Hospital for the 
wonderful care accorded me as a patient after being admitted to emergency Jan 26, 
1982 for.. 

The receiving room personnel were efficient and comforting. Dr Van Wagnen, the 
physician from Internal Medicine whom I had been seeing on a regular basis, arrived 
in minutes and was both supportive and reassuring. 

During the three and one half days I spent on 9 West, I was treated with profes¬ 
sionalism and courtesy. I was made aware of all medications, treatments and pro¬ 
cedures so I would be better able to care for myself Each of the corpspersons, tech¬ 
nicians, nurses and doctors with whom I came in contact were genuinely concerned 
for my well-being 

I would particularly like to thank Doctors Gullickson and Chapman who attended 
me on 9 West and Dr Van Wagnen who continues to work patiently with me, always 
encouragingly, to control my troublesome. 

It is nice to know that they are there when I might need them again. 

Patricia Anne Coyne 

Lost documents may not preclude 
applying for benefits from VA 

The director of the San Francisco 
Veterans Administration Regional 
Office, Paul D. Ising, says soma 
veterans and their dependents do noi 
apply for benefits because they cannot 
locate a marriage or birth certificate 
Veterans or dependents are 
encouraged, Ising advised, to apply for 
benefits even though they do not have 
these documents. In some cases, he 
said, a certified statement from the 
applicant is sufficient 

If additional evidence is needed, the 
VA will assist applicants in obtaining 
documents or advising of secondary 

forms of evidence that may be accep¬ 

Veterans or dependents with ques¬ 
tions about eligibility for benefits are 
urged to contact the San Francisco 
regional office; a representative of one 
of the national veterans organizations, 
or a local county service officer. 

The VA regional office is located at 
211 Main Street (corner of Main & 
Howard). Toll-free phone lines into the 
regional office are listed in the white 
pages of local phone books under ‘U S. 



M I hear the doctor put 
you on a pretty strict diet’ 

Page 6 


Friday, April 2, leg) 

JOURNEY BEGINS —Bags of dirty linen are brought to the back dock where 
David Lankford (left), a team leader involved in the laundry service, instructs 
Ernest Starks and Ray McDowell, while Fred Taylor, housekeeping head, 
checks the load at right. 

IN TRANSIT —From the dock to Bldg. 8, Santos Marin (left) receives the soiled 
linen as driver Gene Armstrong assists with the cart and Warren White waits 
for the platform to be lowered. 

*1 i 

HEAVY LOAD —Jerry Davis unloads 400 lbs. of wet linen from one of the four 

large washers. 

Laundry employee) 

clean linens vital 

One of this medical center's primary 
missions is to provide quality health 
care to its patients That care may be 
given in ward beds, in operating room 
suites, or on clinic exam tables In each 
location, linen is used and with usage, 
must be laundered 

Just how important is clean linen? 
How often does the linen need to be 
laundered in a hospital? 

Clean linen in the Operating Room 
(OR) is essential, and on most wards, 
imperative in the treatment of patients, 
so the answer to the last question is 
obvious—linen needs to be washed 
daily, and beds often changed several 
times a day The linen used in the OR is 
made up into packs and sterilized in the 
Central Sterilizing Room. 

NRMC Oakland's laundry, super¬ 
vised by Tom Payne, averages 8,200 
pounds a day. The 27 employees of 
the Laundry Branch of Operating 
Management provide service for all the 
inpatients, operating room suites, out¬ 
patient clinics and the Bachelor Enlisted 
Quarters at Oak Knoll Additionally, 
they launder the linen of Naval Hospital 
Lemoore, eight of our branch clinics 
and the Naval Regional Dental Center 
and its branch clinics. 

Items cleaned include blankets, 
pillow cases, pillows, washcloths, 
towels, cubicle curtains, window 

drapes, patient gowns and pan- 
diapers and pajamas, mattress p; 
sheets, surgical apparel and dra 
and mop heads for the housekee 
crew The Laundry's Mending Sec 
manufactures specialty items such 
restraints and sheets for circular b 
used in certain patient care situatior 
The most recent twice-a-year In 
inventory was conducted here Mai 
23. Its primary purpose was to provfr 
an accurate count so that replacemt 
linens may be ordered This repla \ 
ment is predicated upon an estimate 
1 50 washings per item, based on a s 
day inventory of linen on hand, and 
average lifespan of 2 5 years per tier 
Accordingly, the expected annual lit* 
replacement cycle for survey is 20 pf 
cent of the total inventory on ha- 
Allowing a 20 percent per year t 
nover for unaccountable linen los<- 
total annual replacement equals • 
percent per year 

Our current laundry inventory 
valued at approximately a half mi 
dollars. The replacement budget 
$120,000, only 24 percent of t 
inventory amount. This leaves mana 
ment with two possible alternative 
reduce the survey percent by incre 
ing the lifespan of the linens, 
reduce the percentage of unacc 
ble losses 


DRYING —Pauline Bennett oversees dry gowns and blankets spun out of tM 
largest dryer in the laundry. 


Story by L TJG Scott Marsh 

and pillow cases are dried and folded 
on one of two machines Here Siv- 
lean Merchant feeds a three-roii 

OUT —Edmond Singleton receive* 
folded sheets from the ironer w 
sends them down a conveyor belt te 
he wrapped. 


Page 7 

jceenly 3W3r© 
Quality pstient csre 

ceveral actions have been taken to 

t re the efficiency of in-house opera- 
. A change to polyester/cotton 

heets fo r e* am P ,e ' allovvs the ,aun ‘ 
Jv.persons to skip the conditioning 

rSocess and move the linen directly 
•from washer to ironer Par levels have 
kjen established in an attempt to con- 
Sol the amount of pounds per patient 
^ The use of bedspreads and draw 
■si.eets has been eliminated. Cover 
> gowns for w$ ltors t0 maternity wards 
^ve been replaced by those made of 


Wash-and-wear coats for doc¬ 

tors replace the former cotton ones. 
And the physicians are now responsible 
tor maintaining their own coats These 
changes have contributed to the overall 
efficiency of the laundry operation by 
reducing processing time and thus 
increasing productivity with a reduction 
n cost "Control of linen consumption 
end replacement requires a commit¬ 
ment from top administration on 
dcwn said Lieutenant Robert Burg, 
Assistant Chief of Operating Manage¬ 
ment "With this team support we have 
oeen able to move in a direction of 
.greater control with fewer linen 

Officials believe that any action con¬ 
sidered appropriate to the local situa¬ 
tion should be taken to eliminate 
pilferage and stop the flow of linens 

into unauthorized uses Recent Bureau 
of Medicine and Surgery instructions 
direct that clean linen storage areas, 
including the linen issue room, linen 
carts and closets.will be kept locked at 
all times while unattended According 
to Lieutenant Commander Joseph J. 
Criscitiello, Chief of Operating Manage¬ 
ment, if surveyed items can be reduced 
and unaccountable losses eliminated, 
the amount not spent in upkeep can go 
to upgrade the quality and increase the 
linen supply from four to the ideal 
objective of six days on hand. 

Anyone who has ever been a 
patient, either in a hospital or in a doc¬ 
tor or dentist's office, will agree that 
there is something psychologically 
comforting about clean, fresh-smelling 
linen No matter how much we hurt, 
being wrapped in clean gowns and 
sheets seems to impart the feeling that 
everything is going to be all right, after 
all. And when we see a doctor, a nurse, 
or a corpsman attending us in an 
immaculate frock or uniform, we know 
we are in the hands of professionals. 
Not often, however, do we remember 
that another brand of specialist—the 
man or woman who launders and 
presses these linens—also performs 
the valuable service of contributing to 
high quality health care 

W Luther Williams and Betty Washington feed the eight-roll hypro-ironer. 

rjs , 

? rRESS ~ Eunice Turner 
' h ° me 25 000 pieces of linen 

iDoc. a ii /ear and manufactures 

/ needed items as well. 

WRAPPING — Tony Adanandus 
plastic-wraps sheets, towels and 
pillow cases before placing them in 
the clean linen bins. 

TEAMWORK —Alma Davis (left) and Siscily Brant work together at the six-roll 
iron which folds linen 36-inches or smaller. 

FOLDING —Farrell Harris, Ruth Riggins and Galvin Nuckolls hand-fold scrub 
tops, pants and pajamas. 

Lillarosa Blake (left) and Nurse Corps 
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Margaret 

Minogue remake a patient s bed 
with clean linens returned from the 

Photos by HM1 Garry Silk 

Pago 8 


Friday, April 2, 198} 

Cannabis and its adverse effects on health 

"Son, we used to smoke that stuff 
while standing on the street corner 
singing, so, I know what you're talking 
about,” said the old man "But, I had 
this best friend who couldn't stop like 
the rest of us, and today he's out in 
that city sanitarium The man just can't 
think for himself any more.” 

Marijuana (alias "grass," "pot," 
"smoke” or "weed") is a common 
plant with the botanical name of Can¬ 
nabis sativa. The main psychoactive 
(mind-altering) ingredient in marijuana 
is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or 
THC, although more than 400 other 
chemicals are also contained in the 
plant A marijuana cigarette (joint) pri¬ 
marily determines its psychoactive 
potential In recent years, the strength 
of street samples of marijuana has 
increased substantially In 1975, sam¬ 
ples exceeding 1 percent were rare, by 
1980, samples with 5 percent THC 
were common The more potent mari¬ 
juana increases the physical and mental 
effects and the possibility of health 
problems for the user 

Most users of marijuana expenence 
an increase in heart rate, reddening of 
the eyes, and dryness in the mouth and 
throat Studies of marijuana's mental 
effects have revealed that the drug 
temporarily impairs short-term 
memory, alters sense of time and 
reduces the ability to perform tasks 
requiring concentration, swift reactions 
and coordination Many feel that their 
hearing, vision and skin sensitivity are 
enhanced by the drug, although these 
reports have not been objectively con¬ 
firmed by research Feelings of 
euphoria, relaxation, altered sense of 
body image and bouts of exaggerated 
laughter are also commonly reported. 

In some users, a single dose of can¬ 
nabis can produce adverse reactions 
ranging from mild anxiety, through 
panic and paranoia, to an acute psy¬ 
chosis characterized by detachment 
from reality, delusions, hallucinations 
or illusions and bizarre behavior These 
reactions occur most frequently in 
individuals who are under stress, anx¬ 
ious, depressed or borderline 
schizophrenic. But, they can also occur 
in normal users who inadvertently take 
much more than their usual dose. 
Limited evidence from survey studies 
suggests that the mild reactions have 
been experienced on one or more occa¬ 
sions by more than half of regular 
users The severe reactions, which 
appear to occur in only a small percen¬ 
tage of users,usually respond well to 
psychiatric treatment and last no 
longer than one or two days 

There has been a great deal of con¬ 
troversy about the effects of chronic 
heavy use of cannabis on brain func¬ 
tion There is evidence that such use 
can lead to lasting behavioral changes 
in some users Apathy, lack of concern 
for the future and loss of motivation 
have been described in some heavy 
users, and psychotic and paranoid 
symptoms in others These symptoms 
usually disappear gradually when regu¬ 
lar drug use is discontinued and recur 
when drug use is resumed These reac¬ 
tions are relatively rare, although case 
studies suggest that certain cannabis 
users may be particularly susceptible 
Many psychiatrists are concerned 
about such reactions in youthful drug 
users (11-15 years of age) because of 
the possibility that regular use may pro¬ 
duce adverse effects on psychological, 
as well as physical, maturation This 
concern, of course, applies to the use 
of all psychoactive drugs used by 
juveniles For reasons that are still 
unclear, a few users experience spon¬ 
taneous recurrences of the symptoms 
of acute intoxication ("flashbacks") 
days or weeks after consuming mari¬ 

Physical dependence on marijuana 
has been demonstrated on research 

subjects who ingested an amount equal 
to smoking 10 to 20 joints a day When 
the drug was discontinued, subjects 
experienced withdrawal symptoms — 
irritability, sleep disturbances, loss of 
appetite and weight, sweating and 
stomach upset Tolerance to mari¬ 
juana—the need to take more and more 
of the drug to get the original effect — 
has been proven in animals and 

In essence, clinical observations 
from many parts of the world have long 
suggested that regular heavy use of 
cannabis may produce lung damage, 
impair reproductive and endocrine 
functions; cause long-lasting distur- 

You and the 
drug alcohol 

Even if you don't drink, alcoholism 
affects you Do you have a child in 
school? It's there Are you driving 
tonight? It's waiting It's where you live, 
work, play and worship 

It's the nation's second most preva- 
len disese Alcoholism kills, maims, 
destroys and breaks hearts. In 1980, it 
cost the taxpayers tens of billions of 
dollars This year, it could cost you 
more —including your life. 

Alcohol has been found to be a con¬ 
stituent in the following crimes; 

• Murder —86 percent of offenders 
and 60 percent of their victims 

• Rape —50 percent of perpetra¬ 

• Assaults—72 percent of offen¬ 
ders and 79 percent of their victims. 

• Drownings —69 percent of vic¬ 

• Suicides —64 percent of 

• Fires—83 percent of fire and 
burn victims 

• Job accidents—18,000 deaths 
and 10 million injuries 

• Highway accidents —23,000 

• Domestic violence—52 percent 
of spouse abuse and 38 percent of 
child abuse (NES) 

Civil authorities 
aid Navy fight 
on drug abuse 

Local law enforcement agencies in 
Seattle. Bremerton and Kitsap County 
have pledged "complete cooperation" 
with Navy commanders combatting 
drugs in the Puget Sound Area 

The police departments have an¬ 
nounced they will turn over any sailor 
involved in drug-related offenses to 
Navy authorities Any evidence or infor¬ 
mation obtained by civil agents in their 
investigation also will be forwarded to 
the Navy to assist in disciplinary or 
administrative action. 

Naval personnel involved in drug 
trafficking in the civilian community will 
continue to be liable to prosecution by 
both civil authorities and the Navy 

bances of behavioral and brain func¬ 
tion, and lower resistance to infection 
People especially at risk with even 
moderate doses of marijuana include 
anxious, depressed or unrecognized- 
psychotic individuals, heavy users of 
other drugs (prescription or non¬ 
prescription), pregnant women, some 
epileptics; diabetics, individuals with 
marginal fertility; patients with chronic 
diseases of the heart, lungs or liver In 
addition, adolescents who are 
undergoing rapid physiological and 
psychological development may be 
particularly susceptible to the develop¬ 
ment of a life-long pattern of use and 
to the effects of long periods of can¬ 

nabis intoxication They may also (4 
more prone to cannabis-related traffi 
accidents because of their lack of dn ; 
ing experience and may be affect* 
more by possible hormone balance dn 

"I'm telling you, there's no sue; 
thing as a good |Oint," warned 
elder "Isn't it time for you to 
smoking that mess?” (NES) 

Note: A recent report from 

)m tty 
S Dtvi 

American Medical Association ' 
sion of Scientific Activities has con 
firmed that marijuana is hazardous 
one's physical and mental health 1f\ 
the same reasons cited in this art it 

T reatment available 

for drug problems 

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral 
Thomas B Hayward, in NAVOP 172, 
established the Navy's policy of zero 
tolerance toward drug abuse The 
policy stresses the difference between 
Navy operational requirements and 
society in general, and concludes that 
the Navy cannot afford to be a "mir¬ 
ror" of society regarding drugs ” Not 
on my ship—not in my Navy " in the 
phrase used by the CNO to describe 
the Navy's attitude. 

Recognizing that some drug users 
who want to stop using drugs may be 
psychologically or physically unable to 
do so without guidance and assistance, 
the Navy has established three levels of 
help, based on the degree of an 
individual's need and perceived 
capability for further useful service. 
These are counseling or remedial 
education provided by the local com¬ 
mand, outpatient counseling provided 
by the Counseling and Assistance Cen¬ 
ters (CAAC) and inpatient treatment 
provided by the Naval Drug Rehabilita¬ 
tion Center (NDRC) at NAS Miramar, 

Local rehabilitation is aimed at the 
Navy member who is looking for a 
reason not to use drugs —one who is 
feeling the effects of peer pressure. 
Though it consists primarily of leader¬ 
ship, guidance and counseling provided 
by officers and petty officers within the 
individual's command, it may be the 
most important type of rehabilitation It 
provides the opportunity to cut off the 
drug problem before it becomes 
rooted, with positive alternatives such 
as education, recreation or spiritual and 
moral guidance, if requested It also 
reinforces an attitude of intolerance 
toward drug "experimentation" 

The Drug and Alcohol Program 
Advisor (DAPA) is a key member who 
can assist in command counseling 
efforts DAPAs have knowledge of the 
rehabilitation and counseling facilities 
available, can assist in referals and pro¬ 
cessing, and are capable of conducting 
drug and alcohol abuse awareness 
education The Navy is also developing 
a motivational education program 
called the Navy Drug Safety Action 
Program (NDSAP) It consists of 36 
hours of motivational education and 
attempts to change harmful behavior 
of individuals. The program, which is 
conducted after hours while partici¬ 
pants continue on duty at their com¬ 
mands, is presently being piloted at 
selected Navy activities 

The mission of a CAAC is to provide 
a program of education, prevention and 
counseling service, to assist local com¬ 
mands in developing ways of identify¬ 
ing and rehabilitating the drug abuser 
and to enable an individual to return to 
useful naval service CAACs provide 
screening services for local commands, 
serve as crisis centers and provide 
follow-up counseling to personnel 

returning to the fleet aftpr treatment i 
the NDRC or Alcoholism Recovery 
Facility They also provide drug ana 
alcohol information and education fo» 
shipboard or unit personnel and ty 
Navy dependents. One advantage o 
CAAC assistance is that sailors rem 
attached to their parent comm 
during the period of counseling A 
tance is scheduled to achieve minimur 
interference with normal duties 

The NDRC is designed to help tv 
sailor who is physically or psy* 
chologically dependent on drug use 
There is one such center, at Naval Ai 
Station Miramar, near San Diego, Calif 
It provides professionally supervtf - 
rehabilitation for those whose health 
welfare and military effectiveness h 
been adversely affected to the point 
physical or psychological depende 
on drugs It treats only those abuseri 
whom the command believes can b< 
restored to productive service Thag 
who can't be will be discharged direcij 
from the unit or from the center 

More information about Navy Dru( 
Rehabilitation Programs is contained it 
OPNAVINST 5300 6B and in NAV 
PERS 15511, the Command Drug and 
Alcohol Program Guide Above all, any¬ 
one earnestly seeking help, who is nol 
otherwise subject to criminal prosect* 
tion, will receive the help, treatment, 
counseling and assistance he or she 
needs from trained, professional perl 
sonnel who will gladly respond to theif 
shipmates' need. 


Marijuana use 
affects driving skill 

According to the National Institute 
on Drug Abuse, marijuana users suffer 
from impaired driving ability and 
slowed reactions to dangerous situa¬ 

A publication by the institute says 
that marijuana use delays a person's 
response to sights and sounds and 
affects the ability to perform sequential 
tasks. As a result, unexpected events, 
such as a car approaching from a side 
street or a child running from behind 
parked cars pose the most sever* 
hazards The greater the demands of • 
situation, the less able the maniuanfj 
user will be to cope 

The driver who doesn't feel high 
may still be under the influence of mari¬ 
juana since its effects on drivingJarf’ 
after the feeling of intoxication hat 


Page 9 

'fnd.iv Aprlii: 


THIS MONTH'S DECOR —April's exhibit wouldn't be right without Peter Rab- 
b|( a and a couple of chicks typifying the season. 

LAST MONTH'S DECOR—The Pediatric Clinic's bulletin board carried a St. 
Patrick s Day theme in March to the delight of all the kids, whether Irish by 
ancestry or only in spirit. 

Cold tummy? Take heed 

Hypothermia can be called a “silent 
•Her" because many of its victims are 
not aware of the threat. Contrary to 
Popular belief, it can be brought on by 
*<D0sure to relatively mild weather as 
well as severe cold 

Meaning, literally, “low heat," 
hypothermia is a condition marked by 
# abnormally low internal body tem- 
Dfrature —typically 95 degrees or 
’nder It may occur in anyone who is 
tposed to cold without enough pro- 

Hypothermia can cause illness and 
'e«th Some people die because they 
*tho$o around them do not recognize 
symptoms A victim may have one 
<more of the following: 

• Puffy face 

• Uncontrollable shivering or com- 
tete lack of shivering even though a 

is chilly 

• Mental confusion and forgetful- 


I • Sleepiness and difficulty in wak- 


jjj • Slow breathing; slow heart rate. 

■ * Stomach that is cold to the 


IK you believe someone may be a vic- 
^ ^ hypothermia, call an ambulance 
f fescue squad immediately Before 
e, P arrives. 

’ • Limit movement Insulate the vic- 
m with available covering such as 
!3nk ets, towels or newspapers. 

• Do not give a hot shower or bath 
® ^ay cause sudden shock or death 

• Do not give alcohol or drugs This 
C8use a greater loss of body heat 

T ° avoid hypothermia, here is some 
'detical advice 

• Wear warm clothing. Wear 
several layers of loose clothing instead 
of heavy or tight clothing 

• Use extra blankets because 
hypothermia can develop during sleep 

• Be aware that certain medica¬ 
tions prevent the body from regulating 
temperatures normally, such as 
medications for anxiety, depression 
and nausea. (Check with your doctor or 
a pharmacist for information on drugs 
that increase susceptibility to 

• Remember that alcohol gives you 
a “sensation" of warmth but it actually 
increases the loss of body heat 

VA seeks bids 
from counselors 

The Veterans Administration has 
announced that it is seeking bids for 
private contractors to provide readjust¬ 
ment counseling services to eligible 
Vietnam-era veterans living in areas 
which cannot be adequately or conven¬ 
iently served by existing VA-run Vet 

Readjustment counseling, for pur¬ 
poses of the contracts, will involve 
counseling by social workers, psy¬ 
chologists, psychiatrists or other coun¬ 
selors, individually or in concert, to help 
Vietnam veterans still having readjust¬ 
ment problems 

Interested parties may request bid¬ 
ding documents by writing the Con¬ 
tracting Officer (1340. Veterans 
Administration Medical Center, 4150 
Clement Street, San Francisco, Ca 

Ped Clinic has colorful decor 

For those who have experienced the 
often drab and sometimes boring 
atmosphere surrounding hospital 
clinics, a stop by Oak Knoll s Pediatric 
Clinic may make you feel young at 
heart again 

Colorful decor, including mobiles 
and decorations of the season, greet 

she is. little Jessica Black, held in 
the arms of nurse Lenore H. Brady, 
seems to appreciate the colorful 
decor of the clinic waiting room. 

young patients and help to relieve the 
anxiety of the little ones. 

When charge nurse Lenore H Brady, 
RN, transferred to the clinic in August 
1980, she felt it didn't have the cheer¬ 
ful and child-oriented feeling it needed 
to make the children comfortable when 
they came to see the doctor or receive 
immunizations “Drab surroundings 
don't do much to cheer up or distract 
little ones when they are feeling ill or 
getting their shots," she said. 

An effort was made to brighten-up 
the place. The immunization room was 
repainted in bright yellow, green and 
blue, and a colorful mobile hung to dis¬ 
tract infants while they receive 
immunizations. The waiting room area 
was also decorated, and a special 
bulletin board, changed monthly, was 
set up to focus parents' attention on 
specific aspects of children's health 
care. March emphasis, for example, 
was on poisons in the household and 
how children can be protected from 
their dangers. 

Decorating ideas for the same 
month focused on leprechauns and 
Irish green, and we hear that the Easter 
Bunny and decorated eggs are right 
around the corner —HM3 Jackson 

ALL-HANDS EFFORT —Pediatrics nurse Lenore Brady often gets a hand from 
young patients in seasonal decorations. Assisting her in coloring paper Easter 
eggs are (clockwise) Ricardo, Conrado and Roberto Ferrer, Charles Dunlap and 
Jomeca Coats. 

Outpatient surgery rules change 

Some patients will be able to save 
money by having surgery performed on 
an outpatient basis instead of in a 
hospital, due to a recent change in 
CHAMPUS procedures 

The new ruling, approved recently 
by Dr. John F Beary, III, the senior 
health official in the Department of 
Defense, allows CHAMPUS to share 
the costs of outpatient surgery on the 
basis it had shared inpatient costs in 
the past. 

The change, which is retroactive to 
Dec 19, 1980, is intended to save 
money for both the beneficiary and the 
government Inpatient rates under 
CHAMPUS are less than outpatient 
rates and the overall costs of outpa¬ 
tient surgery are normally less than 
those for surgery performed in a 

Active duty dependents will now 
pay $25 for outpatient surgery Under 
outpatient cost-sharing they were 
required to pay $50 deductible (if it had 
not been paid already for the fiscal 
year) plus 20 percent of all subsequent 

For retirees and their dependents, 
the rates for inpatient and outpatient 
surgery are the same (25 percent of 
authorized costs) except that a deduct¬ 
ible is not required under inpatient cost 

CHAMPUS officials estimate that 
savings to the government will amount 
to $1.3 million over the four-year 
period 1982-1986 

A list of surgical hospital procedures 
that qualify for the special cost-sharing 
procedure is being made available 
through local health advisors and 
CHAMPUS fiscal intermediaries 

To qualify as authorized providers 
under CHAMPUS, ambulatory (outpa¬ 
tient) surgical centers must be 
accredited either by the Joint Commis¬ 
sion on Accreditation of Hospitals 
(JACH), the Accreditation Association 
for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc 
(AAAHC), or such other standards as 
authorized by the Director, OCHAM- 

Ambulatory surgical centers will be 
paid on the basis of CHAMPUS-deter- 
mined reasonable costs 

Page 10 


Friday, April 2 16;’ 

New mechanical engineer onboard 

Bruce R. James 

Naval Regional Medical Center, 0 
land, transferring recently from civil, 
employment with the Facility Plann 
Division, Public Works Center, $ 
Francisco Bay 

Mr James, originally from Marys 
He. Calif. is a graduate of the Umvers 
of California, Davis He holds a bache \ 
of science in mechanical engineer, 
and material science and engineenn 

He served three years on active dot 
as an Army officer and is currently j 
Army reserve status His military trai' 
ing included the Armor Officer Ba- 
Course, the Motor Officer Course e> 
the Armor Officer Advanced Course, 
at Ft. Knox, Ky„ and the Airbon 
School at Ft. Benning, Ga. His Am 
decorations include the service nbbo 
overseas ribbon, and the bas 
parachutist's badge 

Single, he makes his home 
Alameda and has hobbies of stamp ar 
coin collecting, antique cars and mote 

Jan Rusnell 

Ms. Jan Rusnell 
joins civilian staff 

Ms. Jan Rusnell, new Position 
Classification Specialist in Civilian Per¬ 
sonnel Service, is a recent transfer to 
this command from Letterman Army 
Medical Center, San Francisco, where 
she was employed in the same capacity 
for a year and a half. 

Ms Rusnell, born in Alba, Mich and 
educated in the same state, has 26 
years' federal civil service 

She was employed in the U. S. 
Attorney's Office in San Francisco for 
15 years, and previous to that job 
worked in the Washington, D C area 
where she was employed at various 
times for the U S Information Service, 
the Federal Aviation Administration, 
and the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
During her federal career she has 
received three quality step increases 
and two awards for beneficial sugges¬ 

"I'm delighted to join the staff 
here," she said. "Everyone thusfar has 
been very nice and I'm looking forward 
to working at Oak Knoll." 

Single, she makes her home in 
Emeryville, enjoys hiking and the hob¬ 
bies of arts and crafts. 

VA names 
LeVois to 
head office 

Maurice LeVois, a doctoral candi¬ 
date in health psychology and health 
systems research at the University of 
California, San Francisco School of 
Medicine, has been selected to head up 
a new Veterans Administration office 
dealing exclusively with matters relat¬ 
ing to Agent Orange 

According to Charles T Hagel, VA's 
Deputy Administrator who heads the 
agency’s Agent Orange Policy Coor¬ 
dinating Committee, LeVois' new 
office, the Agent Orange Research and 
Education Office, should ensure clear 
policy guidance and solid management 
of the many Agent Orange related 
activities in which the VA is involved 
"The Veterans Administration 
should lead the way in resolving the 
Agent Orange question through our 
medical and scientific research pro¬ 
ject," Hagel said, "and I believe the for¬ 
mation of this new office is a step in 
the right direction " 

Hagel continued "It is my intention 
that this new office become the single 
focal point for all VA Agent Orange 
matters and that it provide guidance 
and oversight for all of these 
activities " 

The deputy administrator pointed 
out that VA's Department of Medicine 
and Surgery will continue to play a lead 
role in the VA's Agent Orange program, 
working closely with the new office 



To Captain, Sidney Blair, Medical 
Corps, and Michael Lucas, Dental 

30 years 

Rosalina Adler, Supply Service 
Eunice Delahaye, Patient Affiars 
Julie Fair, Supply Service. 

Helen Strahan, Public Works 
Elizabeth Beck. Public Affairs 

15 years 

Mabrie Huff. Patient Affairs 
Mettawee Youngblood, Supply Service 
Christine Davis, Housekeepng. 

Raymond McGrath, Housekeeping 
Dolores Robinson, Food Service. 

George Schmidt, X-Ray File Room 
Sivlean Merchant, Laundry. 

HM1 Perkins 
earns dual 
SOY honors 

Hospital Corpsman First Class Billie 
J Perkins may well remember February 
1 982 for a long time to come During 
that month, she was named both the 
Naval Air Reserve Unit Alameda Sailor 
of Year and the Naval Air Reserve 
Forces Alameda Sailor of Year. She 
also completed her bachelor of science 
degree in health care administration 
with Southern Illinois University 
through classes offered by Navy 
Regional Medical Center, Oakland 

The dual honor of earning both the 
NARU and RESFORCES Sailor of the 
Year involves two different selection 
boards. Each candidate is interviewed 
and the selection is based on a com- 
b nation of the interview and the 
nomination by the individual’s com- 
m >nd 

HM1 Perkins had already received 
multiple honors throughout 1981. She 
was selected as the NRMC Branch 
Clinic Sailor of the Quarter in August, 
the NARU Sailor of the Quarter and the 
Reserve Forces Sailor of the Quarter in 
October She had also been advanced 
to petty officer first class in April. 

Petty Officer Perkins lends her time 
to Treasure Island Little League Base¬ 
ball, functioning as a team member, 
even though her own son is too young 
to participate She is a member of the 
Fleet Reserve Association and a mem¬ 
ber of the intramural bowling team in 
Captain's Cup competition. 

She transferred recently to the Ship 
Intermediate Maintenance Activity 
where she is tasked with occupational 
safety and health responsibilities She 
is the only hospital corpsman assigned 
to the activity. 

On top of her many activities, she is 
also the mother and single parent of an 
active four year old She calls her son 
Tony, "one of the greatest things that 
could ever happen to me." 

With a justifiable sense of pride. 
Perkins points to her recent 
accomplishments and says, "I've been 
fortunate to blend the Navy, parenting 
and education " 

(Courtesy of NAS Alameda Carrier) . 

No. Imthru n jurv of your « do«stt’( nu*»n tl»«*v 
nil have to !»• tlrnrrlcrwl' 

Bruce R James is a new mechanical 
engineer in the Public Works Office of 

"Fair winds and following seas" 
to the following persons who have 
recently departed this command: 

HA Bert L Querry, to 3rd FSSG, 
Okinawa, Japan. 

HR Edward Litchfield, released from 
active duty. 

HN Donald Lutrick, to 1st Mar Div, 
Camp Pendleton, Calif 

HM1 Rodney Jaynes, to 2nd Marine 
Air Wing, Cherry Pt„ N.C. 

HA Anthony Holder, released from 
active duty. 

SMC Edward Tilton, to USS DUBU¬ 

HN Paul Brooks, released from 
active duty 

LCDR Karen Born, to Moffett Field 
Branch Clinic. 

EMC Rolando Gonzales, to USS 

HA Warren Henderson, released 
from active duty. 

HN Gregory M Loya, to 1st Mar 

HA Donna Glass, to NSHS, San 
Diego. Calif. 

HA Louise K Shiril, released from 
active duty. 

HN Nancy Estrada, to NSHS, San 

HN Steven Koczarski. to 1st Mar 
Div., FMFPAC. 

HM3 Sandra Stoney, released from 
active duty. 

HM2 Steven Shoup, released from 
active duty 

HN Yvonne Phillips, to NRMC 
Naples. Italy. 

RP2 Brian Carroll, released from 
active duty 

HN Verlene Johnson, to Naval Sup¬ 
port Facility, Diego Garcia 

HM3 Arthur Mitchell, to DVECC, 
Alameda. Calif 

• • • 

"Welcome aboard" to newly 

CDR Thomas Snyder, MC, TEMAC 
LCDR Donald Phillips, NC, Nursing 
Service staff 

LTJG Herbert Hollinshed, MSC. 

HM3 Warren Windham, Psychiatry 

HM3 Stephen Farmer, PMT School 
HM1 Esmeraldo Ranches. PMT 

HA Spinie Moore, Nursing Service 
HM3 Michael Witt. PMT School 
HM3 Deborah Langlois, PMT 

HM3 Julie Neal, Nursing Service 
HM3 Richard Philbrook, Orthopedic 

HM3 Joseph Hardin Nursing Ser¬ 

HM3 Randall Scott, PMT School 

His parents, Mr. and Mrs R 
James, live in Marysville 

HN Teddy Macabugao, Xray Schoc 
HA Teresa Conrad, Nursing Servic 
HM2 Doris Barry, PMT School. 

HN Donald E. Snay, Jr. Main Opera 
ing Room. 

HM2 John Kercheval. PMT Schoc 
HM3 David Dominique. PMT Sch0‘ 
HR Edward Vranian, T A 
Orthopedics (OR School in June) 
HM3 Kelly Reber. PMT School 
HM3 John Kelly, PMT School 
HM3 Barry Grubb. PMT School 
HM3 Patricia Finlan, PMT Schoi * 
HM3 Gregory King, PMT School 
HM1 Nelson Jenkins. PMT Schoo 
HM2 Loreto Torres. PMT School. 
HM3 Kevin Smith, PMT School 

Smead, Cardo 
X-Ray grads 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Bnar 
E Smead and Hospitalman Donna M 
Cardo completed five weeks of didac • 
tic training and seven weeks of practi 
cal rotation at the Moffett Field Branct 
Clinic to earn certificates for theil 
March 26 graduation from the Basic X 
Ray School here 

A small ceremony to honor the twe 
was held in the Office of the Com¬ 
manding Officer, with Rear Admire 
Walter M. Lonergan and Captain R L 
Houts offering congratulations 

Honorperson Smead's next assign 
ment will be at NRMC Beaufort, S C, 
while HN Cardo has departed for nevi 
duty at NRMC Guam. 

Officers selectee 
for augmentatior 

The following officers attached to 
this command have been recom* 
mended by a selection board for aug 
mentation into the regular Navy 

Medical Corps 

LT Paul D Garst 
CDR Robert A Callaway 
LCDR David R. Field 
LT Thomas J Geller 
CDR Blaine 2 Hibbard 
CDR Ben T Ho 
CDR Martin D Kung 
LCDR John P Navins 
LCDR William G Runyon 
CDR Richard P Umfrid 

Medical Service Corps 

LT Kay L Schneider 

Nurse Corps 
LT Christina Castellanos 
LT Heather L Myers 
LT Robert J Marine 

Comings and Goings 


Page 11 


Family Is Most Fun 
lays Recent Survey 

What gives people the most 
personal satisfaction or enjoy- 

Their family—according to 
survev by the Roper Organi¬ 
sation summarized in Public 


People were asked what 
three or four things gave 
j t hem the most personal satis- 
Ifaction or enjoyment day in 
» and d ay out. There were mul¬ 
tiple responses, so percent¬ 
ages added up to more than 
jOtf. According to the sur¬ 
vey, the percentages were: 









! Reading 


House or apartment 














Physical exercise 


Following sports 




All local family 
quarters due 
for inspection 

Once again it's April and time for the 
annual fire safety inspection of all 
family housing units at Oak Knoll, 
according to Fire Chief Bruce B Bob¬ 

The inspection, conducted in con¬ 
junction with the national spring clean¬ 
up campaign, is underway now and will 
continue throughout the month 
Inspecting are base Fire Department 
personnel, who may be accompanied 
by Housing Office representatives 

"This check will be conducted with 
the least possible inconvenience to 
occupants." Chief Bobbitt said It is 
desirable that sponsors be present at 
the time of inspection, but not neces¬ 
sary No inspection of quarters will be 
made, however, unless an adult mem¬ 
ber of the household is present A 
notice will be left at the residence for 
the convenience of those working cou¬ 
ples who want to schedule a more con¬ 
venient call-back appointment 

The inspection will include 

— Fire safety inspection of living 

— Fire safety discussion with 

— Instructions for emergency exit 
plans, smoke detectors, utility shut¬ 
off points, hazard control, and 

More information may be 
obtained by calling the fire depart¬ 
ment at Ext. 2327. 

Wrong papers? Trouble with a capital'T' 

Entering a foreign country without 
proper paperwork can mean trouble 
all the way around for passengers— 
and aircrew members, as well 
A recent incident involving a military 
flight is a good example. 

Soon after the aircraft touched 
down in the foreign land, customs 
Petals detained four passengers who 
ncre flying on a space-available basis 
Two of the people carried no entry 
/ sas. the third had nothing to show he 
*a$ on leave, and the fourth was tra¬ 
veling without a passport. 

Not only did the trip end unexpec¬ 
tedly for the passengers, but the 

crew's rest period was cut short to fly 
the deported passengers out of the 

Transportation officials say this inci¬ 
dent could have been avoided easily if 
the travelers had taken the time to be 
sure they carried the proper docu¬ 

Basically, all active duty travelers 
must at least carry copies of their 
orders and their military identification 

People moving on Space-A should 
have their leave orders, ID cards, 
immunization certificates and 
passports with appropriate visas. 

Aid offered families with handicapped 

Not knowing what to expect at the 
other end of a military reassignment is 
always difficult for a military family, 
and is a cause of concern even to 
•aieran movers. But to military families 
*<th handicapped members, it is an 
-specially difficult time. 

An organization called "Closer 
Look' in Washington, D C., is an excel- 
•ent resource for professional workers 
serving families which have received 

Closer Look” is able to provide 


The following additions to the Navy 

^edical 'family" have arrived at Oak 


A baby boy to Lieutenant Com- 
r, der John C Kirby, Radiology, and 
,v * ,f e Teresa, March 14 

baby girl to Lieutenant Harvey L 

o re * ,re * rom active duty at 
8o* 231, Silver Spring, Md., 
^ baby boy to Hospital Corpsman 
" d Class Kevin L Smith. Patient 
a,rs * and his wife Sheryl. March 20 

packets of information on any han¬ 
dicap plus information about services 
and agencies in the state or territory to 
which the military family is moving. 

Requests for information should be 
forwarded to: Closer Look, Box 1492, 
Washington, D C.. 20013 

(Military Family) 


, ... the born 

o says the VA...^« 

* by Art Sansom 


Contact nearest VA office 
(check your phone book) 
or a local veterans group. 

• * • 

SAY A AH'— Fakhrid-Deen Muhammad, 3, keeps an eye on the cameraman as 

Dental Corps Lieutenant Michael J. Kaurich checks his teeth. The bright-eyed 
little boy is the son of HM3 Abdul Muhammad of the Eye Clinic and his wife. 
The photo was taken during Children's Dental Health Month. 

'Weekend Husband, Weekend Dad' 

At times in a military career, a per¬ 
son may find that his duties require that 
he is away from his family during the 
week, able to be with his wife and 
children only on weekends. The cir¬ 
cumstance calls for some fine-tuning in 
family living. 

Dr. Alice Ivey Snyder, Deputy Direc¬ 
tor of the Navy Family Services Center, 
Norfolk, recently discussed the issues 
at a wives workshop. Subject of the 
remarks she made was "Week-end 
Husband, Week-end Dad." Dr. 
Snyder's remarks were keyed to the 
problems that many Navy families 
experience when the husband/father is 
assigned to a ship which is in a 
shipyard for an extended period of 
time, and returns home only cn 

The problems revolve around the 
stressful circumstances which result 
from the "week-long absence, 
weekend presence" cycle Dr. Snyder 
notes that it is a "far simpler, and less 

Scalding by tap water 
common burn cause 

When it's cold outside, a nice hot 
shower sounds good—right? But go 
easy, physicians caution. Too much 
"hot" can result in serious injuries or 
skin problems. 

Scalding with hot liquids is the most 
frequent cause of burns in the United 
States. Adults over 65, persons men¬ 
tally or physically disabled, and young 
children are often victims of tap water 
scaldings. Take special care to test the 
water temperature and avoid long 
exposure to protect yourself and your 

Many burns result from improperly 
set water heaters When set at 140 
degrees or higher they will release 
water hot enough to cause serious 
burns. Electric heaters can be set to 
120 degrees and gas heaters on 
"low," and still be hot enough to serve 
household needs 

Other steps to avoid scalding can be 
taken as well Never leave a young child 
unattended in the bathroom and check 
the water temperature before placing a 
child in the bathtub Turn off the hot 
water before the cold to cool the faucet 
and prevent the hot water from drip¬ 
ping onto the skin 

If a burn does occur, apply ice to the 
affected area and contact a physician 

stressful, task to have 'holiday routine' 
after deployments rather than once a 

She stressed the importance of un¬ 
derstanding the wide-range of reac¬ 
tions which can accompany the 
"weekend husband” situation and how 
helpful it is to make positive adapta¬ 

Weekend reunions. Dr. Snyder 
pointed out, should "not even begin to 
approximate end-of-deployment reu¬ 
nions," and families should establish 
and use a workable set of rules to cope 
with the weekend adjustments. Dr. 
Snyder quotes an authority on stress 
who says: 

"The trick is to identify the stressors 
in your life and cope with them before 
they can grow beyond your control and 
slide across the very fine line into the 
dangerous area of distress ." 

The remarks made by Dr. Snyder 
were directed to the issue of Navy men 
whose ships are temporarily assigned 
to shipyards, but the experience is 
shared by other segments of the mili¬ 
tary community, such as recruiters, for 
example, who often must be away 
from their families during the week. 

Copies of Dr. Snyder's remarks may 
be obtained from the Military Family 
Resource Center. Dr. Snyder's address 
is: Deputy Director, Navy Family Ser¬ 
vices Center, 7920 Hampton Blvd., 
Norfolk, Va. 23501. (Military Family) 

Helping the elderly 

At first blush the problem of aging 
does not seem to pertain to military 
family matters, since military people 
usually retire from active duty at 
relatively young ages. However, aging 
problems do arise occasionally in 
regard to elderly members of the 
extended family. 

Questions, which are raised by mili¬ 
tary families regarding the elderly and 
which cannot be resolved locally, may 
be addressed to the Social Gerontology 
Resource Center in Silver Springs, Md. 
A common request to the center is for 
information about what services are 
available for elderly people in specific 
areas of the country. 

For more information write: The 
Social Gerontology Resource Center, 
P 0 Box 231, Silver Spring, Md, 
20907; Telephone (301) 565-4269. 
The Center operates a toll free number 
between the hours of 2 and 5 p m. It is 
(800) 638-2051 (Military Family) 

Pag© 12 


Friday, April 2, 19 

Yosemite trip planned 

Calling all 'shutterbugs' 

Is photography your hobby? 

Chances are you've taken many good photographs that you'd like to share wr 
your shipmates, and Oak Leaf may be the medium to show off your talent Espec ai 
needed are shots of after-hours athletic events, department parties, etc Famil 
photos depicting seasonal human interest are also welcome, but the family mu; 
belong to military and civilian staff members. 

Black and white prints reproduce best in newspapers; however, a good color she 
with much contrast and good composition can often be used. 

If you think you have a photo (in good taste, please) that might be acceptable u 
publication, stop by the Oak Leaf Office on the third deck of Bldg. 500 and let u 
take a look at it. 

Those accepted will be published with a credit line for the photographer and th 
print will be returned intact to its owner. No payment can be made 

Don't be a weekend athlete 

Special Services has been success¬ 
ful in reserving space during the popu¬ 
lar summer season at Yosemite 
National Park and announces a tour 
leaving from Oak Knoll on June 19 and 
returning June 21 

The trip is open to all Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland personnel, 
dependents and retired, but space is 
limited, so first-come, first-served. 
Active duty will have first preference 
until April 1 5 

Per person package prices run from 
$39 to $99, depending upon the type 
of accommodations and number of 
persons sharing the tents or cabins 
The flat fee includes round-trip 
transportation via deluxe bus, two 
nights accommodations, and a bus tour 
of the valley A bus tour up to Glacier 
Point is also available for $2 extra, pro¬ 
viding that there is a minimum signup 
of 1 5 persons. 

The accommodations reserved for 
the Oak Knoll group are 14 tent cabins 
and eight wooden cabins with baths 
Both tents and cabins have beds, linens 

Spring opening set 
for Marine World 

Marine World/Africa USA will be 
open for a week-long celebration, April 
3-11, and every Wednesday through 
Sunday during the spring months from 
9:30 a m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Featuring exciting new shows, the 
season premiere of the top-ranked 
water ski and boat show, and the 
spring unveiling of “Tiger Mountain 
Rapids," the 14th season promises to 
be the finest ever. 

The amusement park is located in 
Redwood City. For further information, 
dial (415) DOL-PHIN. 

Sea World offers 
Easter discount 

Personnel planning on spending the 
Easter holidays in the San Diego area 
may be interested in learning that Sea 
World is featuring a Military Spring 
Fling with outstanding discounts on 
park admission to coincide with the 

For two weeks in April, Department 
of Defense personnel and their depen-* 
dents will receive 30 percent off 
admission to the famous marine life 

Discount coupons are available in 
the Special Services Office, second 
deck, Bldg. 38 on base With the dis¬ 
count, effective April 3-18, adults will 
be admitted to the park for $6 95, 
children for only $4 85 

Six exciting aquatic shows, 30 
educational exhibits and Cap'n Kids' 
Wor'd creative play area are all included 
in the cost of admission 

MIGHTY BOW-A new killer whale 
show, “Shamu —Take a Bow," pre¬ 
mieres during Sea World's Military 
Spring Fling, April 3-18. 

U S Government Printing Office 
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and blankets Prices for tents are $58 
single, $46 double, $42 triple, $39 
quad, per person prices for cabins are 
$99 single, $66 double, $56 triple, 
$52 quad 

The Glacier Point road is expected to 
be open at the time of the trip and the 
bus ride will highlight one of the 
greatest views in the world (also an 
excellent point for photographs). The 
tour of the valley floor will include the 
Ahwahnee Hotel. Yosemite Village 
(including a real Indian camp), Yosemite 
and Bridal Veil Falls, and a tunnel view 
for another overlook of the valley. 

One or two-hour horseback tours 
led by expert wranglers take riders on 
trails for sights impossible to see other¬ 
wise. Bikes are always available for 
renting and there are plenty of paved 
bike paths to steer you to see other 
scenery, including Mirror Lake. 

For more information, call Sally, 
(415) 639-2479 or 632-0307, or 
Autovon 855-2479 

A's meet Angels 
in baseball opener 

The Oakland A's will play the 
California Angels in an opener slated to 
begin at 7:35 p.m., April 6, at the Oak¬ 
land Coliseum. It will be the first local 
American League game of the season 
for the Oakland baseball team 
managed by the colorful Billy Martin. 

Although tickets had not yet been 
received by Special Services at Oak 
Leaf deadline, a spokesman was confi¬ 
dent that tickets would be available on 
base before game night. Queries may 
be directed to Ext. 2479. 

It's T G I F. day, and you're all revved 
up for the weekend of fun, frolic and 
physical fitness. But a weekend filled 
with strenuous exercise, followed by a 
week of inactivity, won't do you or your 
heart any good In fact, the American 
Heart Association says that the best 
kind of exercise is moderate exercise 
done on a regular basis. 

To help your heart, you should exer¬ 
cise every other day for at least 1 5 to 
30 minutes. For the weekend warrior, 
this means slowing the pace and 
scheduling some exercises during the 

All exercises are good for you, but 
some are better for your heart. Exer¬ 
cises that improve circulation and help 
the heart, lungs and muscles to work 
together more efficiently include exer¬ 
cises that are rhythmic and repetitive, 
like walking, jogging, cycling and swim¬ 

To improve cardiovascular fitness, 
you should begin exercising at a com¬ 
fortable level. Then,- when you have 
become accustomed to that level, go 
on to something more demanding 
Remember that it's important to 
include a warmup period of three to 
five minutes and to allow a few 



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minutes “cool down" after exercising. 

Only exercises that challenge the 
circulatory system and significantly 
increase blood flow to the muscles for 
an extended time length improve car¬ 
diovascular fitness. If you are planning 
to start an exercise program to improve 
the functions of your heart, the 
association suggests that you check 
with your doctor. Many physicians 
recommend stress tests or give 
patients an exercise prescription 
tailored to the individual's needs 

I Burglars read too 

Burglars read the newspapers, too 
Here are a few tips to keep you 
name in the papers, just that, and n« 
an advertisement for an “open house 1 
you hadn't planned on: 

• don't include your address in l 
classified ad. 

• announce social events and vaca 
tions after they happen—not before. 

• if there is a death in the family 
arrange for a house sitter on the day oi 
the funeral. 

• ask a trusted neighbor to keep a? 
eye on your home whenever you're out 

Friday, April 2. 6:30 p.m.-ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN-Clint Eastwood 
Sondra Locke-COMEDY PG 

Saturday, April 3, 1 p.m. —THE MUPPET MOVIE—Bob Hope, Paul Williams- 

Saturday. April 3, 6:30 p.m. —VON RYAN'S EXPRESS—Frank Sinatra, TrevO» 
Howard — DR AMA/PG 

Sunday, April 4, 6:30 p.m —THE GODSEND—Cyd Hayman, Malcolm Stod¬ 
dard-HORROR R 

Monday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. —THE BIG BRAWL—Jackie Chan, Jose Ferre'- 

Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. —WILLIE AND PHIL—Margot Kidder. Micha? 1 

Wednesday. April 7, 6:30 p.m —FINAL EXAM —Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S Rice- 

Thursday, April 8, 6:30 p.m. —TATTOO —Bruce Dern. Maud Adams—DRAW A 

Friday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. —THE ISLAND—Michael Caine. David Warner- 

Saturday. April 10. 12:30 p.m.-UNIDENTIFIED FLYING ODDBALL-DenWJ 
Dugan. Jim Bale —COMEDY/FANTASY G 

Saturday. April 10, 6:30 p.m —SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES —Goldie Hawn. Chew 

Sunday. April 11. 6:30 p.m —THE MOUNTAIN MEN—Charleton Heston Bn** 

Monday,.April 12, 6:30 p.m —CADDIE SHACK —Chevy Chase. Rodney Dan9* r ' 

Tuesday. April 13, 6.30 p in.-PRINCE OF THE CITY-Treat Williams. 
Arbach—DRAMA R 

Wednesday, April 14 6:30 p.m. —LOOKER—James Coburn —THRILLER PG 

Thursday, April 15. 6:30 p.m. — DEADLY BLESSING — Marla Jensen. 

Vo , 44 No 7 


Friday. April 16. 1982 

Rep ro policy change 

No 'rabbit/ no copies 

Within the next two weeks new 
copers will be installed at Naval 
Phonal Medical Center, Oakland, and 
fey May 1 authorized representatives 
cf hospital services will have to use 
mechanical counters (a special key. 
known in Pentagon circles as a "rab- 
bit ) in order to reproduce correspon¬ 
dence. purchase orders, and other 
forms or papers required for the legiti¬ 
mate accomplishment of mission. 

In addition, a key operator shall be 
assigned to each location He or she 
w,ii be responsible for machine mainte¬ 
nance and resupply, and for mainte¬ 
nance of a copy machine log sheet 
detailing who made copies, number of 
copies made, department charged, and 
type of original reproduced 

This duplicating system will be used 

only for those departments requiring 
less than six copies of material The 
Navy Publications and Printing Service 
Office on the third floor of Bldg. 500 
will continue to service the command's 
requirements for larger amounts of 

"The medical center must exert 
positive control over forms reproduc¬ 
tion and other duplication." an Operat¬ 
ing Management Service officer said. 
"With continuously spiraling costs, 
duplicating proliferation must be cut 
back and individuals or departments 
held responsible for funds spent in this 

A new instruction, NRMCOAKINST 
5600.2B, just off the press, explains 
the new policy in full. 

Civilian pay distribution 
order 'temporarily deferred' 

The Naval Supply Center Oakland 
recently announced that it is tem¬ 
porarily suspending its previous order 
of discontinuing hand delivery of pay 
checks. Leave and Earning Statements 
(LES) and U S. Savings Bonds. 

a message to Naval Regional 
heal Center Oakland and all the 
other Ca/ifomia naval bases it serves 
fo r purposes of civilian employee pay. 
the NSC Disbursing Office said, "In 
light of continuing negotiations being 
conducted by serviced activities with 
unions, the implementation date for 
roai; ng civilian pay checks, LES and 
savings bonds to a non-work address is 
temporarily deferred." 

Employees who may have diverted 
pay to a financial institution or by mail 
to a residence, but who strongly prefer 
receiving paychecks on the job, may 
fsvoke their previous instructions by 

jtodgevvey of Physical Therapy has 
* 6 *n named to head the 1982 Navy 
^•hef Society drive at Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland, 
•h® campaign will run May 4 through 
Juna 6 and a kickoff meeting with 
** /persons will be held April 20 at 3 
P*m. in Room 456. 

completing the necessary forms 
obtained from the Civilian Pay Office 
on the third deck of Bldg 500. 

If the discontinuance of hand deliv¬ 
ery once more becomes mandatory, 
these employees will be required once 
again to complete still more forms 

Graduation today 
for OR students 

Graduation ceremonies are being 
held in the Clinical Assembly at 10 a m 
this morning for nine students who 
have completed 26 weeks of 
specialized training with the Operating 
Room Technical School 

Graduates and their new duty sta¬ 
tions are: HN Sharon L. Abel, NRMC 
Portsmouth, Va.; HM3 Barbara A 
Butler, NRMC Yokosuka, Japan, HM3 
James H Ceely, Marine Corps Air Sta¬ 
tion. Iwakuni, Japan, HM3 Mark K Hor¬ 
ton. NRMC Naples, Italy; HM3 Mark G. 
MacFadzen, Naval Hospital, Keflavik. 
Iceland; HN Keven J. Perry who will join 
the Oak Knoll staff; HM3 Roland E 
Phillips, 1st FSSG, Det. B, El Toro, 
Calif ; HM3 Charles C Risley. 3rd 
FSSG. Okinawa. Japan, and HA Henry 
B Starr, Naval Hospital Cherry Point, 
N. C. 

HM3 Christopher Barclay of 
Ophthalmology Service and HN Nor¬ 
man E Cooper of Orthopedics also 
completed the first seven weeks of 
didactic instruction The other students 
had 19 additional weeks of clinical 
rotation through the various surgical 

New quarters 
for staff CPOs 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be 
held at 2 pm., April 22. for new 
accommodations in Bldg. 69B for 
single Chief Petty Officers attached to 
the staff 

In a self-help project and help from 
the Seabees, the World War II building 
which once housed ill officers, has 
been refurbished and restored to house 
11 rooms. 

SNIPPING THE RIBBON —Following a March 26 luncheon at the Officers' Club, 
Rear Admiral Walter M. Lonergan, Commanding Officer, and Mrs. Elaine Hagin, 
Vice President of the Women's International Bowling Congress, (center) 
officially dedicate the new parcourse donated to the medical center by bowlers 
throughout the state, who last year contributed $171,000 to projects for mili¬ 
tary and veterans throughout the nation. Funds are administered by the Califor¬ 
nia Women's Bowling Association and a group known as the Bowlers Victory 
Legion are the "shakers and movers." (More photos. Page 4). 

Execs to meet April 23 

The quarterly Regional Executive 
Planning Committee will be held at the 
Oak Knoll Officers' Club on Friday, 
April 23, beginning at 10 a m 

Included in the agenda for discus¬ 
sion are professional, administrative, 
public works, legal, and financial mat¬ 
ters, and the urinalysis testing program. 
Speakers will include Rear Admiral 
Walter M Lonergan, Captain Warren 
W Hodge. Captain Joseph P Smyth, 
Commander Frank D. Fisher, Lieutenant 
Commander Barney Rabold. Lieutenant 

Commander David Kouns, Lieutenant 
Commander Mark Dawson and Com¬ 
mander Robert Legg. 

Expected to attend are officers in 
charge and/or representatives of all 
branch clinics within the medical region 
and Lemoore Naval Hospital 

A no-host luncheon (steak sand¬ 
wiches) will be served for $5 per per¬ 
son. Luncheon reservations should be 
made in advance with Ensign Phillip 
Fordice at Ext. 2181. 

Art exhibit, auction 
tonite at Oak Knoll 

Tonight s the night for an unusual 
opportunity to view and acquire 
exclusive editions of original graphics, 
oils, and water-colors in the fifth 
annual NRMC Officers' Auxiliary 
benefit art exhibition and auction in the 
Oak Knoll Officers' Club, beginning at 
6:30 p m 

Featured will be international award¬ 
winning artists such as Hinte, Kelly. 
School of Paris Artists and many, many 
more, with prints from such world 
famous masters as Dali, Picasso. Mino 
and Chagall. Each work of art is in a 
frame individually selected to comple¬ 
ment that particular piece 

A door prize ticket and assorted 
hors d'oeuvres are included in the 
$2 50 per person door donation. 
Reservations are not necessary and 
personnel are invited to bring 

The auction will begin at 7:30 pm. 
Those pieces of art which have gener¬ 
ated the most interest will be auctioned 

All profits will go toward college 

scholarships for deserving military 

r « 

This saucy young lady with a rose 
between her teeth and a very 
relaxed cat at her feet may someday 
soon grace your wall if you're the 
lucky winner of tonight's door prize. 









"Consumers count everywhere." 

Sometimes I'd like to dispute the 
above statement. As a consumer who 
is often ignored by an insolent sales 
clerk, one who feels a "rip-off" fre¬ 
quently in shoddy merchandise and 
faulty service, I get angry 

Have you ever bought a full jar of 
mayonnaise date-stamped and sup¬ 
posedly guaranteed fresh two months 
from purchase only to find after you've 
brought it home, refrigerated it, and 
pulled it out a day or so later to spread 
on your sandwich that the contents are 

Take it back to the store and recoup 
your money, you say. Sure—Waste $2 
worth of gas to drive to the store, stand 
in line for 20 minutes only to be told by 
the checker that the manager is the 
only one who can reimburse you, and 
she doesn't know where he is at the 
moment? It's more logical to throw 
away the $1.39 item and go without 

mayonnaise on your sandwich. 

Sometimes I get so frustrated I'm 
tempted to eat the stuff, get a good 
case of botulism and take up the 
recently popular American custom of 
bringing lawsuit against someone. But 
that might bring about my untimely 
death and cash doesn't mean much to 

I'll tell you what I am most likely apt 
to do. The next time I'm pushing my 
cart down the grocery store aisles, I'll 
probably pick up a replacement for the 
bad jar of mayonnaise Only this time. 
I'll watch out for my own interests. I'll 
furtively unscrew the top first to see if 
the contents are fresh, and if they look 
a bit questionable. I'll keep unscrewing 
jar lids until I find one that passes 
inspection. Sure, I'll guarantee a fresh 
product in my refrigerator the next time 
I need it to bind the tuna fish together, 
but what of all the other consumers 
who trustingly buy the jars I've already 

Friday, April 16, 198. 


uncapped? Might I not have contami 
nated the contents from the ever-pre 
sent microorganisms around us 
Worse yet, suppose some other cor. 
sumer doesn't inspect it carefully, eat 
the stuff and heaven forbid, dies fror 
food poisoning? 

There's a moral to the story, oi 
course In case you haven't spotted H 
it's the old Golden Rule of doing untr: 
others as we would have done unto ut 
A happy consumer doesn't cause trou 
ble for the product, store or manufac 
turer, and is likely to sing the praises o. 
all three. Conversely, one who is neg 
lected. robbed of dignity or cash, o 
otherwise cheated in product or ser 
vice, retaliates to cause much mon 

It behooves all of us to remembf 
that at Oak Knoll, patients are our cor 
sumers, and yes, they certainly di 
count here. 

-Betty Bee 

Our patients write to express appreciation 

I am writing this letter upon the request of Woodrow W Hawkins, my father I saw 
him only a couple of hours after he was moved from the Intensive Care Unit to 908 
West and his main concern at that time was for me to write this letter. .. 

He wishes to express his appreciation for the excellent care that he received while 
being in Intensive Care He was very much impressed with the professional manner in 
which the whole staff carried out their duties. Specifically, he wishes to thank and 
commend the following: LT Susan Kowalski, LT Terry Logston, LT Pat Woods and 
HN Barbara Miller. He feels that they especially are a definite credit to their profession 
and the Navy. 

Personally, I must add that I, too, am most appreciative. Knowing that my father is 
pleased and in good hands has given me and my family great comfort. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

Nancy Scott 

• • • 

Please forward my sincere appreciation to Dr Carmick (Dermatology) for treating 
a problem that plagued me for several months before I finally felt I needed expert 
help. Of great importance to me was first of all his expertise but of equal efficacy 
was the inner feeling I derived from his genuine personal concern helping me in the 
the midst of his very busy schedule 

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." ... Proverbs XVII.22 

Robert J. Agostinho 
Colonel. USAF (Ret.) 

I wish to take this opportunity to express my thoughts on my recent.. . surgery at 
your hospital. 

My doctor isSameshima(LT Steven S ). He and all your doctors, nurses, corpsmen 
were so good to me... 

I asked to have (a) Protestant chaplain come to have prayers with me and my 
room mate... He came right up Thank him again for me. 

Also don't forget the men in the kitchen. The food was so good. 

I think CAPT Rasmussen was in the operating room. Give a well done to him and 

I was in 8 South Will you (also) give a well done to everyone in 8S? 

I never have been admitted to a naval hospital previously. 

George N. Hunt 
(Retired CPO) 

• • ft 

The courteous personnel at the medical facility in Oakland must have been chosen 
carefully for their positions. 

I was a new patient recently and am very much impressed with the physicians. Dr. 
Erwin was a gentleman, competent, and a very caring human being Dr Van Wagnen 
was every bit the same, plus an excellent sense of humor, a rare quality in the medi¬ 
cal field. 

I have been an active registered nurse for many years, two times working in mili¬ 
tary facilities .. this has led me to be most observant and the NRMC should have a 
rating of EXCELLENT. 

Mary P. Taylor 
Dependent Wife of 
Retired Air Force Major 

To all your fine doctors, nurses, corpsmen and technicians, all of whom too 1 ' 
personal interest in Hilde's welfare and worked so hard and diligently, I owe a de 
debt of gratitude 

To the good Dr Shaffer fell the dreaded task of having to tell us both that 
operations he performed and all the months of chemotherapy had failed—it took 
lot of courage and compassion on his part. 

My gratitude to the very compassionate Dr Fern who made such special effc 
make her comfortable and peaceful during her last days as much as was hum,r 
possible—her comfort meant so much to me Doctor Navins, who performed son 
of her surgery, kept up her spirits by explaining step by step all the procedures.] 
Also Doctors Tedesco, Tostack, Moon, Griffin and others, all of whom were so gcx 
to Hilde. 

I will not even try to mention the names of all the wonderful nurses, aides a 
technicians who did so much, because I know I couldn't give the proper credit 1 
each and every one of them, who gave her their love and care. I would just single o« 
that wonderful Colostomy Expert, Mrs. Sandell, who handled what could be such 
distasteful task with such kindness and caring. 

Also a special thanks to Chaplains Hoppus and Hary who comforted us all 
their daily visits to Hilde's bedside, offering their prayers and words of consolat 
sustaining us all through the terrible ordeal 

Each time the hour came to say goodnight to Hilde each day after spending ma 
hours with her, I knew there would be young corpsman "Patrick" who would 
watching over her through the long, long nights. 

Please extend to them all my deepest thanks and best wishes 

Clark Vandenberg 
U. S. Navy, Retir 

Navy mothers add that 'little extra 

Navy Mothers Club No. 213 of Modesto, Calif, which recently disbanded becau 
of a lack of mothers to carry on the organization, donated the remaining $59.8- 
their treasury to Naval Regional Medical Center Oakland for patient welfare. 

In a letter of thanks to Mrs Julia Stern of the organization. Rear Admiral Walter 
Lonergan, Commanding Officer of the medical center, wrote: 

"On the first of July this year Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, will 
brate its 40th anniversary Although no special ceremony is being planned it i$ 
time to reflect on the past and remember the many good things that we ha 
enjoyed through the years, and the many friends who have willingly given of 
time and talents in caring for thousands of Navy men and women who have 
treated here. 

"Perhaps no one has been more dedicated and loyal than the Navy Mothers Clu 
of America who without fail have contributed regularly to the well being of 
patients. The doctors, nurses and corpsmen on our staff have made every effor ; 1 
provide the very best medical care available, but we depend on organizations such r 
yours to add that little extra that means so much to the young men and worne 
many of whom were returning from battlefields around the world and far 
families and friends. 

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for the superb service rendered to me by your 
emergency room and urology clinic personnel the personal sensitivity and caring 
attitude displayed by the duty medical officer, Captain Weber, gave me a great sense 
of reassurance, relief and confidence. 

Dr Weber's eminently human approach to treatment was emulated by Dr Harris 
and his assistant, Lynn, of your urology clinic, both of whom were called in from 
home in the middle of Saturday night to tend to my affliction and both of whom 
reacted with an eminently cheerful, professional and thoroughly human response to 
my needs 

Please accept and convey my grateful appreciation for the super treatment. 

Richard D. McKay 

• • • 

During my wife's (Hilde Vandenberg) confinement and treatment lasting over 14 
months up to her passing on Feb 7, I know everything possible was done by your 
staff to save her life .. 

"... No one can say how many lives you have touched, whose pain has t*x 
made a little easier to bear, knowing that someone cared ." 


RADMWM lonergan MC. USN. 
Commanding Officer 

CAPT Joseph P Smyth MC. USN Director of 
Clinical Services 

COR Frank D Fisher MSC USN. Director of 
Administrative Services 

Editor Dotty Beck 

Editorial Clerk HM3 Jackson P Brown 

Photography HM1 Gary Silk 

HM2 Larry Marchionda 

THE OAK LEAF rs published biweekly on F 
day, produced commercially with eppropne 
funds in compliance with NNPR P-3S Rev 
1974 Deadline for copy is Thursday noon 
week prior to publication 

Opinions contamed herein are not 


expressions of the Department of the Navy 


OAK LEAF receives American Forces Press 
vice and Navy News material 

Contributions from both staff and pabentt 
welcomed end should bo addressed to the Ed-K* 
of Iho OAK LEAF. Naval Regional Medical Cenief 
Oakland. CA 9462 7 

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Pago 3 

Outpatient group therapy—doing more with 

Th. closing ol the psychiatry res - 
' cr ogram in July with the result- 
nZ 0 < several mental health 
issionals will undoubtedly lead to 
^nevous changes in services provided 

"Xch, a.^ Service Two of the most 

< 3 niificant Changes anticipated bv the 
Psychiatric Outpatient Department are 
an increase in group therapy and a 
abater relative emphasis being placed 
on the treatment of active duty person¬ 

Despite the impending personnel 
losses associated with the closing of 
the residency, the Psychiatry Outpa¬ 
tient Department feels it can provide 
more and better service for local active 
duty members An emphasis on short 
term, problem-solving forms of group 
therapy will make this possible Two 
group therapy innovations already 
underway are the Outpatient Coping 
Skills Group and the Marital Growth 
Group recently started for NRMC Oak¬ 
land staff members and spouses. 

The Outpatient Coping Skills Group 
iS coordinated by Dr. John Brown and 
LT Susan Cofligan, both clinical psy¬ 
chologists. and HM2 Patricia Jones, 
psvchiatric technician The group is 
essentially a series of workshops with 
each session's content tailored to 
vanous problems presented by partici¬ 
pants Sessions include explanations 
and demonstrations of skills such as 
assertiveness, relaxation, cognitive 
restructuring and self-directed 
behavior modification. Patients are 
encouraged to become more fully 
aware of their thoughts, feelings and 
actions, and to assume responsibility 
for the consequences of these. 

Dr. Tasneem Raja, psychiatrist, and 
Dr Brown are co-therapists for the 
Mantal Growth Group. "We started the 
grqup with the idea of helping fellow 
hospital staff members solve relatively 
m.nor marital problems before they 
became senous." one explained. "As 
much as we'd like to think that work 
and home life can be separated, 
expenence clearly indicates that prob¬ 
lems at home often undermine morale 
at work. If the marital problems are 
fairty serious they can interfere with 
work and reduce the quality of patient 
care So, we thought we could 'help the 
helpers' and indirectly help maintain 
the high quality of patient care avail¬ 
able here." Both Drs. Raja and Brown 
feel quite strongly that many of the 
problems dealt with in the Marital 
Growth Group could eventually destroy 
a marriage if not resolved 

By HM2 Patricia Jones 

WORKING OUT PROBLEMS —Dr. John Brown, clinical psychologist, leads a 
discussion in the new Marital Growth Group therapy program of Psychiatry Ser¬ 
vice. Seated in chair nearest blackboard is LT Susan Colligan, another clinical 
psychologist involved in the therapy. 

for mutually satisfying solutions before 
permanent damage is done. Unfor¬ 
tunately, some couples seen for coun¬ 
seling are already too tired, angry, or 
detached to carry out the hard work of 
rebuilding a marriage. 

I posed several questions to Dr. 
Brown about the "group process": 

Q: Dr. Brown, why would you 
recommend group treatment for such 
personal problems as those that arise in 
a marriage? 

A: When people are first 
encouraged to attend group sessions 
they sometimes feel that they are 
being shortchanged or that they are 
getting second class treatment. For 
most problems, including most 
marital problems, group therapy 
actually has advantages not availa¬ 
ble in individual counseling. Most 
obviously, the person gets more than 
just the therapist's viewpoint; other 
participants also give him or her 
feedback. Another advantage to 
group therapy is that participants 
learn to trust and communicate more 
with others rather than remain 
basically secretive while confiding 
in one therapist. Simply learning to 
talk meaningfully and honestly with 
several other people goes a long 
ways toward solving life's problems. 
A more subtle advantage is that the 
groups are more likely to recreate 

realistic problem situations than in 
individual therapy. I am continually 
impressed by the ability of group 
members to clearly see the problems 
of others, even when they are unable 
to sort out and correct their own. 

Q: Who may attend the group? 

A: The marital growth group is 
presently limited to active duty 
hospital staff and their spouses. 
Another group which would include 
nonstaff personnel may be started if 
there is sufficient demand. 

Q: Are there any rules in the group, 
or does "anything go?" 

A: The rules for all the groups are 
similar and quite simple. Confiden¬ 
tiality is the most essential rule. 
What is said in group stays in group. 
Violence is prohibited and pointless 
verbal attacks are discouraged. 
Honesty in all aspects is strongly 
encouraged —a participant must 
share his real thoughts, feelings and 
expectations if any improvement is 
to take place. Perhaps most impor¬ 
tantly, once participants have an 
understanding of their problems, 
they are encouraged to commit 
themselves to taking corrective 
action. The rules and procedures of 
the groups are all designed to pro¬ 
mote honesty, understanding and 

Psychiatry staff members unders- 


tand and realize that taking the first 
step toward seeking therapy of any 
nature is often a frightening and anx¬ 
iety-provoking decision New partici¬ 
pants are almost always nervous in 
their first group session First, they may 
be embarrassed about seeking coun¬ 
seling. An unfortunately large number 
of people feel that getting outside help 
in exploring and solving personal prob¬ 
lems is disgraceful—they feel as if it is 
somehow better to suffer alone 

Second, and more common, is the 
anxiety of meeting new people and 
adjusting to a new situation. Also, most 
new participants have some specific 
fears about the group—that its mem¬ 
bers will attack them or not unders¬ 
tand, or that they will talk too much or 
too little. A common fear is that once a 
new participant starts talking he or she 
will be unable to hold back all the 
accumulated hurt or anger Almost 
without exception, the fears prove 
completely groundless and new partici¬ 
pants quickly become "old timers" in 
the group, comfortably sharing 
thoughts and feelings which have been 
hidden too long. 

Drs. Raja and Brown insist that if 
someone is dissatisfied with his or her 
marriage, it is better to face the situa¬ 
tion honestly while love and determina¬ 
tion to make the marriage work are still 
alive. Although there are no guaran¬ 
tees. the improvements usually 
experienced in groups such as the 
Marital Growth Group are well worth 
the initial discomfort and investment of 

The Marital Growth and Coping 
Skills groups are only part of the outpa¬ 
tient department's overall program to 
make psychotherapy more available 
and less mysterious. Part of this is 
helping people realistically deal with 
everyday problems. "My ways of view¬ 
ing and solving problems are ones that 
my patients can easily learn and apply 
themselves," says Dr. Brown 
"Therapy doesn't take that long when 
people are genuinely interested in solv¬ 
ing fairly specific problems." 

With implementation of both the 
Marital Growth and Outpatient Coping 
Skills groups, the doctors in the outpa¬ 
tient psychiatry department will have 
more time avialable for other patients 
and hopefully at some point, be able to 
help people solve little problems 
quickly before they become tough and 
time-consuming issues. 

For more information on any outpa¬ 
tient psychiatric service, call Ext 2387 
or 2388 

The group encourages couples to 
look at problems honestly and to look 

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West African Training Cruise (WATC) 

These cruises consist of combined 
framing exercises with South American 
oavies and visits to ports of unusual 
inierest in South America, the Carib¬ 
bean and West Africa The U S. task 
|foup will circumnavigate South 
^erica Some units will visit West 
^> r, ca The six-month cruise begins in 
atone 1982. 

bailors in any rating who speak 
Spanish, Portuguese or French will be 
considered Personnel in the OS, EW, 
QM - ET. MS. SH, PC, DT, PH or JO 
may be considered, regardless 
Of 'anguage ability Selectees will be 
notified by May 10. 

for more information on eligibility 
rt, luirements and how to apply see 
a U-ANTFLT 34/82 

Early reenlistment 
policy changed 

NAVOP 26/82 announced a change 
to early reenlistment policy for reenlist¬ 
ments that involve payment of Selec¬ 
tive Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Effec¬ 
tive March 22, reenlistments involving 
SRB are permitted up to three months 
prior to end of obligated service 
(EAOS) without Commander, Naval 
Military Personnel Command approval. 
Past policy allowed reenlistments up to 
one year early 

An exception to the revised policy is 
early reenlistment under the STAR 
program for personnel in 33XX series 
(Nuclear) NECs contained in OPNAV- 
NOTE 1160. which lists ratings and 
NECs eligible for SRB 

This policy adjustment will enable all 
SRB eligible personnel who are 
approaching EAOS during the 
remainder of the fiscal year to continue 
to receive bonus payments at FY 1982 
levels Eligibility for SRB is currently 
established by OPNAVNOTE 1160 of 
Oct 21, 1981 This eligibility may be 
modified by subsequent award level 
changes resulting from the normal mid¬ 
year SRB program review. 

mings, National President of the 
Fleet Reserve Association, visited 
the medical center April 1, lunched 
in the Porthole with members of the 
Chief Petty Officers' Association and 
addressed enlisted personnel later 
the same day in the Clinical Assem¬ 
bly. Mr. Cummings reported on cur¬ 
rent legislation before Congress 
affecting active duty military per¬ 
sonnel. He urged the Navy men and 
women to write their elected repre¬ 
sentatives about legislation affect¬ 
ing military persons and advised his 
audience to register and vote in all 
national and local elections. Accom¬ 
panying Mr. Cummings to Oak Knoll 
were Dave Maise. FRA Past 
Regional President; Harold Zeer, 
Regional President, and Shipmate 
Lou Bayers. 

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Friday, April 16. 198 

GETTING ACQUAINTED —Agnes Duffy and Rear Admiral Walter M. Lonergan 
enjoy some light conversation while waiting for their meal to be served at the 
recent luncheon in honor of the bowling association. Others shown are Elaine 
Hagin, Tommy Marks and Earl Earhardt. 

FOR FITNESS —LCDR Patricia Hoggatt, the medical center's chief physical 
therapist, explains to bowling association members how use of the various 
exercise stations enhances physical fitness for patients and staff. 

Career capsules 

Volunteering for HARP 

By HMC G. L. Soileau 

The Hometown Area Recruiting Assistance Program (HARP) is designed to 
return outstanding Navy personnel (officers and enlisted) to their home areas to 
assist local recruiters in locating and enlisting quality recruits Individuals assist the 
recruiter by relating Navy experiences to their peers and reflecting their views on 
Navy life and programs. Individuals volunteering to participate in the HARP program 
do so on permissive, no-cost TAD orders to hometown recruiting stations. Usually 
when an individual requests HARP duty (TAD), it is in conjunction with a period of 
leave which either precedes or follows such duty However, leave is not a prere¬ 
quisite for HARP duty. Only officers may perform HARP duty (TEMDU) in conjunc¬ 
tion with PCS orders; HARP duty (TEMDU) must be approved by the officer's 
detailer General eligibility requirements are as follows: 

• There is no limit to rate, rank, or age for HARP participants 

• For Officers (OHARP): Be a resident or have attended college in the area 
requested for at least two years prior to entry into the Navy 

• For Enlisted: Be a high school graduate or GED equivalent from the town in 
which you are requesting HARP duty 

Requests for HARP duty should be submitted on a special request chit at least 
three weeks prior to requested dates of HARP duty (TAD) 

Information needed for requests is name, race, ethnic group (for statistical infor¬ 
mation), social security number, hometown, zip code, high school/college (if applica¬ 
ble), primary and alternate dates desired, command, point of contract (career coun¬ 
selor) and command telephone number 

The length for HARP is determined in the initial request by the individual's com¬ 
mand Minimum requirement for the length of HARP duty is 10 working days, 
preferably starting on a Monday and ending on a Friday 

For further information contact your Career Counselor's office 

Oldest ammo ship celebrates 25th 

The ammunition ship USS MAUNA 
KEA (AE 22) celebrated the 25th 
anniversary of its commissioning on 
March 30 

It is a veteran of 18 deployments to 

the Western Pacific and is the oldest 
ammunition ship in the Pacific Fleet 
MAUNA KEA, homeported at Mare 
Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, is 
commanded by CDR James P Breece 

TRYOUT —Elaine Hagin of the California Women's Bowlers Association tne3 
out one of the exercise stations in Oak Knoll's new parcourse with some gui 
dance from HA Ian Anderson of Special Services. 

: t 

NBME wins judgment 
on alleged exam sale 

The National Board of Medical 
Examiners (NBME) has been 
awarded a $100,500 judgment 
in an action it instituted after 
learning of the sale of a copy of 
one of its examinations 

Although there have never 
been any discrepancies in the 
administration of the exam here. 
Naval Regional Medical Center 
Oakland is one of the examining 
centers and Kris Clemens of Gra¬ 
duate Training serves as Chief 

The legal action, brought by 
the national board in the U S 
District Court for the Central Dis¬ 
trict of California in 1981. 
asserted several claims, the major 
of which was a claim of copyright 
infringement. In its complaint 
against the alleged seller of the 
examination, the national board 
demanded injunctive relief, as 
well as compensatory and 
exemplary damages. 

The court awarded judgment 
on Feb 18, 1 982 in favor of the 
national board and against the 
defendant on all claims. Addi¬ 
tionally. the court awarded judg¬ 
ment against the defendant in the 
form of an injunction which per¬ 
manently enjoins the defendant 
from directly or indirectly infring¬ 
ing copyrights held by NBME and 
from “reproducing or causing, 
contributing to or participating in 
the unauthorized reproduction 
dissemination or distribution of 
any copyrighted National Board 

of Medical Examiners property " 

As indicated by its successful 
pursuit of this litigation, the 
national board is prepared to 
investigate reports of breaches in 
the security of its examination 
materials and to take vigorous 
and appropriate action in 
response to such violations. 

The national board has a 
strong and continuing commit¬ 
ment to assure integrity of scores 
on its examinations which are 
used for purposes of certification 
leading to medical licensure, a 
board spokesman said, adding 
that an important part of main¬ 
taining this integrity is securing 
the examinations from any 
authorized access or disclosure. 

To prevent any such violations, 
the national board has detailed 
security procedures which are 
carefully monitored through all 
phases of production and 
administration of examinations 
Additionally, the national board 
reserves all rights of copyright in 
the test questions which are con¬ 
tained in its examinations, pro¬ 
vides notice to that effect on all 
examination booklets, and 
obtains registration of its 
copyright of this examination 
material in accordance with the 
provisions of federal copyright 

The majority of Oak Knoll 
physicians take these tests to 
qualify for licensing 


Navy units to aid in drug interdiction \ 

Vice President George Bush recently 
announced that the U S Navy will 
work with U S Customs officials and 
the U S Coast Guard to help intercept 
ships and aircraft attempting to smug¬ 
gle drugs into the United States 

The Vice President stated that assis¬ 
tance may include the embarkation of 
Coast Guard teams on Navy ships to 
perform law enforcement functions 
and the operation of E-2 ' Hawkeye" 
aircraft to detect airborne smuggling 

Since 1978 the Navy has been pro¬ 
viding sighting and surveillance infor¬ 

mation obtained from various units 
during normal operations to supped 
U S drug interdiction efforts Tlvs 
assistance will continue as before 
From Oct. 1 to Dec 16 1981 Naw 
Hawkeyes in “Operation Thunderboftl 
reported low-flying aircraft transiting 
from the Bahamas to Flonda Custom* 
aircraft were vectored to intercepts 
these planes, resulting in 97 drujri| 
related arrests. 45 seized aircraft and* 
large amount of confiscated drug** 
Navy E-2 aircraft are now deployed to 
Homestead Air Force Base from No r *| 
folk to conduct similar operations 

April 16 1982 


Page 5 



Lieutenant Commander Patricia 
Lauermanft, Nurse Corps 

LETTER of appreciation 

Hosp'talman Charles Collins. Nurs¬ 
ing Service 

Comptroller staff 
jams compliment 

m a recent letter to this command 
•rom J G Radcliffe Comptroller. 
3urel0 of Medicine and Surgery, the 
\iavj! Regional Medical Center Oakland 
vas complimented for consistently 
neetmg reporting requirements vital to 
j$od financial management 
Mr Radcliffe wrote Please accept 
m congratulations to you and your 
ff In order to achieve this required a 
jntmuing attention to report require¬ 
ments and a commitment to meet 
hem It is through the efforts of 
ctivities such as yours that we can 
#$t present our funding requirements 
id provide the necessary history to 
ocument the need for increases " 
According to Commander Robert 
egg Oakland comptroller. Margaret 
3 ulson, Ann Painter, Barbara Walker, 
aroara Thompson and Art Limongco, 
Hof the Accounting Section, are those 
rirranly responsible for reports and 
serve the most welcome praise from 
ur higher command 

: leet hospital 
support staff 
eceives awards 

An Army officer, Navy chief and a 
vilian employee of the Fleet Hospital 
upport Office are recent awards reci¬ 

L-eutenant Colonel David J Kitchin, 
MSC, USA, Facilities Department 
rector, received a Certificate of 
;hievement from the 7th Medical 
ommand. Germany, for his participa- 
on in a Medical Service Corps training 

"hief Hospital Corpsman William A. 
*xander. Bio-Medical Equipment 
chnician currently assigned to the 
tuipment 8ranch. received the Good 
induct Award 

ivVs Juanita J Reyna, Editorial 
•S'Stant in the Administration Office, 
feived a Sustained Superior Perfor- 
Wce Award from the Commanding 
fleer, Naval School Physical Distribu- 
T Management. Oakland 

r he awards were presented by Cap- 
n E. L Jones, Supply Corps. USN. 

V> is Officer in Charge of the 
Imeda-based Fleet Hospital Support 

arrier returns 
) Alameda home 

The aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA 
V 43) returned to its homeport of 
ameda March 23, after its 14th dep¬ 
onent with the U S Seventh Fleet 

During the seven-month cruise the 
T»er steamed more than 65,000 
tes, including 78 consecutive days of 
eration in the Indian Ocean CORAL 
A was named the winner of the 
rnirai Fiatley Memorial Award for 
ration safety and logged its 
0,000th arrested landing during the 

The carrier commanded by Captain 
Johnson, visited five countries 
I participated in numerous opera¬ 
's after departing its homeport Aug 

HM3 Daugherty receives 
NROTC Purdue scholarship 

HN Theresa DAmbrosio 

Sixth Deck LPO 
is Oak Knoll SOM 

Hospitalman Theresa D Ambrosio. 
6th Deck Leading Petty Officer for 
Nursing Service, has been selected as 
the Naval Regional Medical Center 
Oakland's Sailor of the Month for 

Her superiors report she has a high 
sense of loyalty to the Navy, is a quick 
learner and an effective, responsible 
leader all with a cheerful and 
cooperative attitude Nursing Service 
named her its corpsman of the month 
for February 

Theresa, the daughter of John and 
Barbara D'Ambrosio of Rosyln, Pa., has 
been in the Navy nearly two years. 
Following recruit training in Orlando, 
Fla, she completed Hospital Corps 
School at Great Lakes. III., and was 
assigned to the Oak Knoll staff about 
1 7 months ago She will depart in the 
near future for a new assignment in Lit¬ 
tle Creek, Va. 

"I feel extremely honored to have 
received this award,” she said "Not 
just for myself, but for Nursing Service 
I think it's important for all the corps 
staff to now they are recognized as an 
important part of the hospital, as well 
as the Navy.” 

Former Navy doctor 
dies in alvalanche 

Dr Leroy Nelson, 39. a former Navy 
physician, and his 1 1-year-old 
daughter Laura were among those 
killed in the massive avalanche which 
struck the Alpine Meadows ski resort 
near Lake Tahoe on March 31 

According to press reports. Dr. 
Nelson, who was an orthopedic 
surgeon in private prctice in Eureka, 
Calif, was an athlete who nearly made 
the Olympic team while in college, and 
who would run up to 1 5 miles at a time 

Born in Marion, Ohio, and educated 
at Purdue University and Jefferson 
Medical College, he interned at Mercy 
Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., 1969-70, 
and completed an orthopedic residency 
at Jefferson Medical College He served 
two weeks' active duty at Norfolk. Va . 
and from 1975 to 1977 was on the 
staff of Naval Regional Medical Center, 
Guam He was never assigned to NRMC 

His wife Carolyn (Katie) and son Eric 
were also on the same ski vacation 
which ended so tragically 

The family moved to Eureka two 
years ago 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Shannon F Daugherty. Administrative 
Office assistant with collateral duty as 
driver for the Commanding Officer, has 
only been at Oak Knoll for about a year, 
but he is already making plans for his 

Shortly after he was assigned here, 
he set his sights on a civilian education 
and immediately pursued it, taking 
calculus at Chabot College in off-duty 
hours while he applied for a Naval 
Reserve Officer Training Corps 
(NROTC) scholarship. 

He recently was notified that his 
goal has been realized—he is accepted 
into Purdue University. West Lafayette, 
Ind, and will begin studies on Aug 25 
While in attendance, Petty Officer 
Daugherty will major in electrical 
engineering with a concentration in 
computer sciences. Upon graduation, 
he will receive a commission in the 
U S. Navy and serve as a line officer 

"My advice to any person seeking a 
NROTC scholarship,” said Petty 
Officer Daugherty, ‘‘is to get started 
early.” He added that those wanting a 
scholarship for the 1983-84 season 
should start as soon as possible in get¬ 
ting the paperwork completed. 

The Spokane. Wash native enlisted 
in the Navy in November 1980 He 
attended Basic “A” Hospital Corps 
School in San Diego, served as the 
Educational Petty Officer for his class, 
and graduated with top honors. 

"Fair winds and following seas” 
to the following personnel who have 
recently detached: 

Lieutenant Commander Patricia 
Lauermann. Nurse Corps, to Pearl Har¬ 

Lieutenant (junior grade) Pauline 
Suszan. to NRMC Guam. 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Ellen Hopkins, released from active 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Brian 
Smead, to NRMC Beaufort, S. C 

Hospitalman Eric G. Wynne, released 
from active duty. 

Hospitalman Donna M. Cardo, to 
NRMC Guam. 

Seaman Apprentice Robert Cox, 
released from active duty 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Clifford Towle, released from active 

Hospitalman Julian Gardner, to 2nd 
Marine Division, FMFLANT 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Gre¬ 
gory Leavitt, to USS SHREVEPORT 

Hospitalman Charles Collins, to 1st 
Marine Division, Camp Pendleton 

Hospitalman Jerome Christensen, to 
1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
David Osborne, to NSHS, Bethesda, 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Mark 
Hill, to NSHS, San Diego. 

Hospitalman Donald Lewis, to 1 st 
Marine Division, Camp Pendleton 

Hospitalman Vernon Langford, to 
3rd Marine Division, FMFPAC. 

Hospital Apprentice Preston Thrift, 
to 1st Marine Division, Camp 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Rodney Taylor, released from active 

“Welcome aboard” to newly 

Lieutenant John Chemycz, Nurse 

Lieutenant Elizabeth Nolan, Medical 
Service Corps, to Pharmacy, Treasure 
Island Branch Clinic 

Ensign John Mitchell, Clinical Clerk 

HM3 Shannon Daugherty 

His principal hobby is automotive 
mechanics —“modifying for perfor¬ 
mance and economy.” 

The 20-year-old corpsman is the 
son of Virginia Daughtery of Spokane 
and James Daugherty of Wheaton, III 

Commander Steven Gibbs, Medical 

Ensign Ross Dykstra, Clinical Clerk 
Ensign Karen Mehalek, Clinical Clerk 
Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Leslie Hopper, PMT School 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Richard Justice, PMT School. 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
David Mickey, PMT School 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Michael McMahon, PMT School 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Joseph Clark, PMT School 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Janis 
Colokathis, PT/OT School 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Timothy Mueller. Nursing Service 
Hospital Corpsman Third Class Troy 
Johnston. PT School 

Lieutenant Commander Donald 
Phillips, Nursing Service 

Hospitalman Patti Sis, OR School 
STSSN Stanley Atkins, Operating 

Hospitalman Michael Morgan, OR 

Hospitalman Howard Hart, Nursing 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
Charles Purdin, Psychiatry Service 
Hospitalman Recruit Thomas Ferrer. 
Nursing Service. 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Robert Denicola, Special Services 
Hospitalman Timo Saarinen, Nursing 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Mary 
Ann Smith, Pharmacy. 

Hospitalman Recruit Michael P 
Baskerville, Nursing Service until June, 
then OR School 

Hospital Corpsman First Class 
Dorian Carranza, Pharmacy 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Den¬ 
nis Clark, Clinical Investigation Center 
Hospital Corpsman Third Class 
Rodney Cheser, Medical Repair 

Hospitalman Recruit Scott Sch- 
wenkler. Nursing Service 

Hospitalman Recruit Neil R Collinge, 
Nursing Service 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Mar¬ 
tin S. Blanko, ER/Primary Care 

Hospital Corpsman Third Class Gary 
Smith, Laboratory 

Comings and Goings 

Page 6 


Friday, April 16, f 


AMONG THE LUCKY ONES —Three of the top winners in the recent Blood 
Donor Drive raffle were (I to r): MM3 Jeffery Smith, Operating Management; 
HA Donald W. Brewer, Drug Screening, and LT William H. Noble, III, Radiology. 
Petty Officer Smith won dinner for two at Carlos Murphy's; HA Brewer, dinner 
for two at Scoma's on Fisherman's Wharf, and Dr. Noble, dinner for two at the 
Elegant Farmer. Winners of three lines of bowling were LT John C. Ticer, DT 
Valerie J. Barbeauld, Mr. Walter L. Short, LCDR Robert K. Ridgeway, Mr. 
Michael D. Cotter, Ms. Melinda L. Rexford, HM1 Rose L. Hymel, and Mr. 
Dwayne L. Sanders. 

Blood Bank appreciative of support 

Blood Bank personnel would like to thank all of those who have given blood this 
past quarter, either at the Irwin Blood Drive on March 9-10 (260 donors!), or at our 
own donor center 

Much of this blood has been used to support surgical patients. Other units were 
used to help premature infants get a good start in life. Platelets, white blood cells, 
cryoglobin, plasma, and hemofil (Factor VIII) were used by patients with special prob¬ 
lems, such as those undergoing chemotherapy 

Blood Bank officials would also like to thank all the keypersons who helped recruit 
donors for the Irwin Blood Drive, especially Ruthie Minarik of Housekeeping and 
HM3 Cynthia Moss of PMT. Both these keypersons put even more effort than most 
into this duty. 

AND OF COURSE... special thanks to Pastoral Care Service, which had 100 
percent participation by their staff in the same recent drive. 

Parents alerted re drug-laced 
tattoo transfers making rounds 

Drug abuse prevention officials warn 
parents to be on the lookout for drug- 
laced paper tabs, sometimes called 
"blotters,” "stamps" and "tattoos." 

These are small squares of absor¬ 
bent paper or tattoo transfers that have 
been soaked in liquid LSD. They may 
have pictures of Superman, Mickey 
Mouse dressed as the Sorcerer's 
Apprentice, Dopey or other familiar 
cartoon characters. Tattoo transfers 
may be in the form of blue stars or 
other figures. 

Officials say the age group 
deliberately using the drugs is between 
1 5 and 20 years, but warn that little 
brothers and sisters may happen upon 
the items and absorb the drug acci¬ 
dently. This can be done by placing the 
paper in the mouth and licking it. 
Youngsters may also be given the tabs 

or tattoos by older children wanting to 
"have some fun." 

Authorities report that the bright 
colored tabs of paper impregnated with 
LSD first showed up in New England 
but have spread to other areas of the 
country. They report also that there has 
been a gradual resurgence of LSD use 
in the past three years. 

For more information, contact the 
local drug abuse prevention office, 
security police, or local police. (AFPS) 

Telling your doctor about pai { 

Ru HMCM KannAdv 

By HMCM Kennedy 

Pain is the body's alert system that 
tells you something is wrong. During a 
routine medical examination, the doc¬ 
tor will ask you to describe the pain as 
accurately as you can So it's important 
that you know how to answer your 
doctor’s questions. 

In describing your pain, begin with 
the first time you noticed that some¬ 
thing is wrong Inform the doctor of all 
the things you have done or medicines 
you have taken to relieve the pain This 
is important because if you have taken 
aspirin or a similar drug, your pain may 
have lessened and your doctor may not 
be able to make a proper diagnosis. 

As you continue your description, 
tell the doctor where the pain began 
and whether it has moved or spread 
from its original place. To help describe 
the intensity of the pain, try rating it on 
a scale of one to 10, with one being the 
least amount of pain and 10 being the 

Describing the actual pain is proba¬ 
bly the hardest part of the examination, 
but words like sore, achy, sharp, dull, 
throbbing and cramping are quite help¬ 
ful. Include in your description, too. 

whether the pain is constant and 
if anything, makes it better or wor 
the pain is recurring, indicate 
seems to turn ft on or off 
A side note... 

• Medically speaking, pain 
symptom, while tenderness is a 
This means that pain is what 
usually complain of because it is 
even when you rest; tenderness i 
pain you or the doctor may produ 
touching or pressing parts of 
body. Sometimes there is a very $ 
difference between pain and t 
ness. But when you undergo a ph 
examination, you should be able 
tinguish them. 

• If the doctor presses on a 
that never hurt before —but 
now —he or she has found a ti 
spot. If such a spot is found, the d 
may press that same place on the 
side of your body for comparison 

• If you already have a tender 
pressing it will make it feel worse, 
it's important if a little pressure f 
duces a lot of tenderness. You ca, 
the one to 10 scale to tell this to 
doctor, too. (NES) 


Director predicts lower cost 
for CHAMPUS beneficiaries 

Changes in the Defense Authoriza¬ 
tion Act that went into effect the first 
of this month will result in lower out- 
of-pocket costs for CHAMPUS 
beneficiaries. The changes should also 
increase participation by physicians 
and other health care providers in the 
military health program. 

CHAMPUS is a cost-sharing 
program for the health care received in 
civilian facilities by military dependents, 
retirees and their dependents. After 
yearly deductibles are paid by benefici¬ 
aries, CHAMPUS will pay either 80 per¬ 
cent (for dependents of active duty 
members) or 75 percent (for retirees 
and their dependents) of an allowable 
charge. The "allowable charge" is the 
maximum that CHAMPUS will pay for a 
specific medical procedure or service. 

"The legislation simplifies the pro¬ 
cedure for determining allowable 
charges and permits an update every 
six months instead of annually," exp¬ 
lained Theodore D. Wood, OCHAMPUS 
Director. "This means CHAMPUS pay¬ 
ments will more accurately approxi¬ 
mate the current fees charged by 
physicians and other noninstitutional 
health care providers." 

Under the new procedure, CHAM¬ 
PUS profiles the fees of specific medi¬ 
cal procedures charged the year before 
by health care providers who billed 
CHAMPUS. Profiles of professional 

fees for both in-and out-patient 
vices are established for each 
The allowable charge is then se* 
level that would cover the fees cha r ’, 
by eight of 10 health care provide! 

According to Wood, "The chanj 
in CHAMPUS reimbursement will 
an extra $8 million in benefits c 
ments the first year. We ll be re 1 ., 
beneficiaries of some of their med 
costs and hopefully attracting m 
health care providers into the CH4 
PUS program " 

Overseas drug 
penalties seven 



A new "dangerous drug” act, whi 
became law in the Republic 
Philippines March 2, substant 
increased punishment for many di 
offenses. Under the provisions of | 
new law as presently understood, U 
servicemembers will no longer be e!i 
ble for probation if convicted in 
Philippine court, and any drug off# 
will result in a mandatory prison ter 

Penalties under the new law rsr 
from a minimum of six years imprisi 
ment for possession of any amoun* 
marijuana (12 to 20 years confined 
if the marijuana includes seeds) 
death or life imprisonment for sale 
drugs to minors or to an individual# 
dies from drug use. A person # 
maintains a residence in which dn 
are used may also be subject to 
minimum sentence of 12 years 


Since July 1, 1979, 15 N« 
Department personnel have been cl 
victed of drug offenses by Philipp 
courts. All but one received probo" 
If the new law had been in effect at 1 
time, all 15 would probably no* 
serving sentences ranging from S'* 
12 years in Philippine prisons. ^ 
cases involved possession of less ft 
one ounce of marijuana 

Interns visit shil 

NEW INSTALLATION —It was a busy scene near the loading dock at the rear 
entrance to the hospital a couple of weeks ago as a new trash compactor was 
being installed. The updated equipment will handle 40 cubic yards of refuse, 
twice the former capacity. It is more sanitary, safer, quieter, and easier to use. 
In a normal day's operation, the hospital accumulates two to three tons of 
refuse each day. 

Thirty-seven Oak Knoll m< 
-interns are learning a bit at 
aboard an aircraft carrier this mof 
they take one-day orientation 
aboard the USS CORAL SEA (Cl 
homeported at NAS Alameda. 

The shipboard introduction is 
the operational medicine training 
Navy physicians. 


i.iy April 16 1982 


ed Cross volunteers recognized 

honored in a recognition coffee March 
24 in the Officers' Dining Room 

With Mrs Ardeth Sklinchar. Chair¬ 
man of Volunteers emceeing the 
program, speakers included Mr Lowell 
Cornwall. Acting Station Director, and 
Captain Joseph P Smyth, Deputy 
Commanding Officer and Director of 
Clinical Services 

Presenting awards and pins were 
Captain L H Kallen. Captain Jan Emal, 
Capt 3 in Charles Scott and Commander 
Stanley Bagbey 

Volunteers honored were Helen 
Ayres, Ella Rose. Peg Gruner, Gloria 
Hewitt. Hazel Daniel. Beverly Portillo. 
Mary Passanisi. Alva Reiner, Ruth 
Haberman. Shirley Schalla. Doris 
DeFelice. Pat Taylor. Enid Harvill, Ethel 
Nutting Blanche Duarte, Gina Fenton. 
Johanna Onffroy. Irene Figroid, Mary 
Herleman and Loretta Jahromi 

Also. William Brett. Leta Palmer. Pat 
Rasmussen. Bessie Bradley. Doris Gib¬ 
son. Edna Hudson. Marjorie Lefffer, 
Marion Nelson. Mary and Francis Pater¬ 
noster. Pat Accord, Kim Boulware, Gary 
Brown. Anita Browning, Barbara Elkins, 
Irene Hodge, Caroline Nelson, Margaret 
Baily, Rose Butz and Cliff Henderson 
Also. Tess Bryner, LT Joyce Cam- 
pany. Rose Chapman. Neal Evans. Dolly 
Helbush. Vickie Keys. Rose Lody, Robin 
Offerman. Kevin Pike, Beverly Portillo. 
Mercedita Del Rosario and Diane 

They come from Oakland, San 
Lorenzo Newark. Half Moon Bay, San 
Leandro. Walnut Creek, El Cerrito. 
Piedmont, Richmond. Livermore, 
Castro Valley. Hayward, Berkeley, 
Lafayette, Concord and Mountain 

arry career goals to Navy needs 
vises senior woman line officer 

.TJG Beverly Dart 

ay Area women officers took 
ntage of an unusual opportunity to 
er and share their experiences, as 
romen attended a recent luncheon 
AS Alameda 

latured speaker for the occasion 
CAPT Roberta L. Hazard, com¬ 
ing officer of Naval Technical 
rg Center. Treasure Island, and 
i r female line officer in the Bay 

>e luncheon, hosted by NAS 
eda commanding officer CAPT 
■an D Campbell, drew women 
28 local commands and a wide 
, ty of communities The initial 
; 'tion for many was the forum to 
informally and exchange ideas, 
j itcome was a positive yet realistic 
i 'cement of the role of women 
. ;rs throughout the Navy 
’ eaking of "a measured response 
a 'uncertain trumpet' which calls 
Jilitary women.” CAPT Hazard 
~ed the developing role of women 
avy surface, aviation, and 
. tricted line communities. That 
ainty, she points out, is both 
j lal and internal It is an uncertainty 
i ogress at the highest levels of 
irship. as well as an uncertainty 
to modern women's conflicting 
es and aspirations 

irmerly assigned to the Office for 
j en's Affairs. OPNAV. CAPT 
d offered down-to-earth advice 
searching subspecialties with an 
) future competitiveness. Explain- 
j! e outlines of the leadership career 
’ession (division officer through 
landing officer), she nevertheless 
ted the need for individuality in 

! ecide what your own career goals 
she urged, "and marry up the 
• s needs with them " She 
ded her audience. "In guiding 
selections, you can't fault the 
im for the choices you have made 
ourself Set your sights on what 

you want —then go after it whole-hear¬ 

Although recognizing current 
legislative constraints on women's 
career development, CAPT Hazard 
exuded enthusiasm in evaluating the 
current bank of talent and skill from 
which the Navy must inevitably benefit. 
“New ideas take time," she 
acknowledged, "but that time is com¬ 

"The biggest contribution we can 
make,” she concluded, "is through our 
outstanding performance "It's the 
simplest key to success " 

Luncheon attendees represented the 
Navy's unrestricted line community, 
Nurse Corps, Medical Corps, Medical 
Service Corps, Supply Corps. Judge 
Advocate General Corps, and the U S 
Coast Guard 

The following additions to the Navy 
medical family have arrived at Oak 

A baby boy to Lieutenant Suzanne 
Rae Drebing, 8 West, and her husband 
Laurence. March 29. 

A baby boy to Captain Lowell Kallen. 
Psychiatry Service, and his wife Erica, 
March 31 

NOTE: Last edition of Oak Leaf was 
supposed to carry an item on the birth 
of a daughter to one of bur staff mem¬ 
bers Due to a problem at the printer s 
(it happens to the best), the item read: 
"A baby girl to Lieutenant Harvey L 
usually retire from active duty at P 0 
Box 231, Silver Springs, Md." 

With apologies to the proud parents, 
please make that read: 

A baby girl to Lieutenant Harvey 
L. Simpkins, Physical Therapy, and 
his wife Dawn, March 18. 

About 50 Red Cross volunteers who 
e given many long faithful years of 
»ice to this Navy hospital, were 

ING IN SPIRIT—Mrs. Ella Rose, 
ntly retired Red Cross volunteer, 
>proaching her 93rd birthday but 
, she already misses coming to 
hospital to deliver home-baked 
ties and chat with patients. After 
iving an award from Captain 
sph P. Smyth, she landed a 
ty kiss to his cheek. He invited 
to visit the medical center any- 
she likes, and she came back 
, "What are you doing tomor- 

Page 7 

GREETING THE VETS—Captain Joseph P. Smyth, Director of Clinical Services, 
congratulates Red Cross volunteers who have given more than 20 years service 
to the hospital. Left to right, they are Peg Gruner, 32 years; Ella Rose, 40 years; 
Mary Passanisi (kneeling), 26 years; Helen Ayres, 40 years and Gloria Hewitt, 
32 years. 

RECREATION VOLUNTEERS—Captain L.H. Kallen of Psychiatry Service, pre¬ 
sents special awards to fifth floor recre ition volunteers. They are (I to r): Gloria 
Hewitt. Peg Gruner, Beverly Portillo arid Hazel Daniel. 

Coupons may cut costs 

Those money-off coupons found in 
the newspapers and magazines might 
not lower your commissary shopping 
bill after all if you fall for the manufac¬ 
turer's ultimate scheme. 

A substantial savings may be possi¬ 
ble if a concentrated effort is made to 
clip coupons for products that you nor¬ 
mally buy. However, many of the 
coupons are for new products with 
large "savings" of 25 to 50 percent oft 
the regular price. The intention of the 
manufacturer is for you to add this pro¬ 
duct to your shopping list. If you do. 
you've just added more money to the 
total of your bill. 

Coupons are not really "free." The 

prices you pay for many items include 
markups by the manufactuer that allow 
the company to recover the value of 
the number of copies it expects will be 
redeemed Despite this, it is to your 
advantage to use coupons if restricted 
to those items on your regular shop¬ 
ping list A few minutes a day clipping 
coupons could reduce your monthly 
shopping totals. 

At most commissaries patrons are 
asked to give coupons to the cashier 
before the order is rung up Remember 
to provide only those coupons for 
items you are purchasing and be sure 
to check the expiration date of each 

Faulty toys recalled by exchange service 

The Army and Air Force Exchange 
Service (AAFES) has found that four 
infant's squeeze toys sold in 
exchanges are defective 

AAFES is recalling the toys. Style 
Number 06273 manufactured by 
Reliance Productions Corporation, 
because paint can be removed easily by 
a child and swallowed Although the 
paint is labeled non-toxic, AAFES' 
quality assurance specialists consider 
the condition undesirable in a 
children’s product 

The toys, a squeezable vinyl dog, 
cat, monkey, and mouse, sold for 
$1.35 in exchanges The manufac¬ 
turer’s name is printed on the bottom 

of the toys 

AAFES has removed them from sale 
and urges customers to return the 
items to an exchange for full refund 

Also, a potential hazard has been 
found in teething beads. Style Number 
6265B. manufactured by Baby World 
AAFES is recalling the infants' item and 
has removed it from exchange shelves 

The strand knots holding the 
multicolored plastic beads are loose 
and not hidden The knots can be easily 
untied resulting in the infant swallow¬ 
ing the loose heads. Customers who 
have bought defective Baby World 
teething beads should return them to 
the exchange for full refund 

Page 8 


CPO BALL —HMC Al Esporo and his wife Lori keep step with the band at the 
April 2 Spring Ball sponsored by the Chief Petty Officers' Association at the 

(Photo by HMCS Nathaniel Jenkins) 

Friday, Apr. 16, 6:30 p.m. —THE LONG RIDERS—The Carridine Brothers, the 
Keath Brothers—Western/R 

Saturday, Apr. 17, 1 p.m.—101 DALMATIONS —Animated—Action-Comedy/G 

Saturday, Apr. 17, 6:30 p.m. —THE RIPOFF —Lee Van Cleef, Karen Black— 

Sunday. Apr. 18, 6:30 p.m.-THE FIGHTING SULLIVANS—Anne Baxter, 
Thomas Mitchell—Drama/G 

Monday, Apr. 19, 6:30 p.m. —THE WILD GEESE —Richard Burton, Stewart 

Tuesday, Apr. 20, 6:30 p.m.—BUDDY BUDDY—Jack Lemmon, Walter 
Mathhau —Comedy/R 

Wednesday, Apr. 21, 6:30 p.m. —THE RETURN— Jan-Michael Vincent, Cybill 

Thursday. Apr. 22, 6:30 p.m. —TAPS—George C Scott, Timothy Hutton — 

Friday, Apr. 23, 6:30 p.m. —OCTAGON —Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson—Action/ 

Saturday, Apr. 24, 1 p.m. —THE BLACK STALLION—Mickey Rooney, Kelly 

Saturday, Apr. 24, 6:30 p.m. —SERIAL —Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld—Drama/R 

Sunday, Apr. 25, 6:30 p.m. —PEPE —Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones, Comedy/G 

Monday, Apr. 26, 6:30 p.m. —WINDOWS —Talia Shire, Joseph Cortese — 

Tuesday, Apr. 27, 6:30 p.m. —ON GOLDEN POND—Henry Fonda, Katherine 

Wednesday, Apr. 28, 6:30 p.m. — CINDERELLA—Animated-Fantasy/G 

Thursday, Apr. 29, 6:30 p.m. —RICH AND FAMOUS—Jacqueline Bisset, Can- 
dice Bergen —Drama/R 

Amusement discounts 


Regular price (4 to 54 years) 
$13 95; thru Special Services Ticket 
Office, $11 (Seniors 55 and up may 
purchase tickets at the park for $7 95) 
Center is open Saturdays and Sundays 
only until May 28, then daily thereafter 
from 10 a m. 


Regular price $9 95 adults, $6 95 
children; thru Special Services, $8 and 
$5 50 Open Wednesdays through 
Sundays until May 31; daily thereafter 
from 9:30 am. to 5:30 pm 


Beach Boardwalk—Regular price 
$8 50 for entrance and all rides; our 
price $7 when purchased with 
Beachcombers Club Card. Private pic¬ 
nics and beach parties can be arranged 
with the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 
and prices include unlimited rides for 
the entire day 

Sun Room—A new restaurant on 
the Boardwalk Sunday brunch (both 
buffet and ala carte, 9.30 a m. until 2 
p.m, $6 95 to $8 95. 

Coconut Grove—Separate from the 
Boardwalk Name bands play there dur¬ 
ing the summer months 

Golf team 

Active duty personnel are needed to 
form the 1982 Varsity Men's Golf 
Team at Naval Regional Medical Center 

Contact Ron Brown at Ext. 2350 if 
you are interested. League play com¬ 
mences in early May. 

U S Government Printing Office 
1979 - 33235 - 689 - 150/1 

Friday, April 16, 1 



no Vi 

Due to popular demand of A's fans 
at NRMC Oakland, the base Special 
Services Office has purchased a limited 
amount of tickets to what promises to 
be the best games of the season at the 
Oakland Coliseum. Bumper stickers are 
also available free. 

The June 6 day game where the 
A's meet Milwaukee, and the July 
11 day game between the Oakland 
team and Baltimore have been desig¬ 
nated Naval Regional Medical 
Center Oakland days at the Col¬ 
iseum. These games and the ones 
with New York (May 13 and 14 night 
games; May 15 and 16 day games; 
July 7 and 8 night games) are 
extremely popular. Our tickets are 
limited and must be sold for the New 
York May games BY THE END OF 

APRIL. All other tickets must 
ordered three weeks prior to 

Tickets purchased through Spn 
Services will be one-half price to 
active duty military, children under 
including age 14, and seniors (55 
over), one dollar off for regular pri 
tickets The seats for all games are I 
seats. Prices: Active duty milit. 
children and seniors, $4 25 each; 
other regular tickets. $7 25 In cast 
a game cancellation, only rain che, 
are given. 

Don't be shut out when the A's 
(hopefully) shutting out New Y 
Milwaukee and Balitmorel Ore 
for tickets are being taken now 
must be paid for when placed. 

Scenes by the Sidelines 

By Ron Brown 

ENT and Special Services met for the NRMC Oakland basketball crown on Ap 
and results will be published in the next Oak Leaf edition. 

The week previously, ENT maintained its momentum with a stunning defe? 
fourth place OPD by a score of 56-44 

Special Services had it a little rougher as they had to go into an overtime peric 
seek out a close 48-47 win over Medicine. 

- «. 

Special Services will have to beat ENT twice to win the overall champion: 
(This is the structure of the playoffs since ENT won undisputed first place in re< 
league play with a 16-1 record.) 

Following is the box score from the league playoffs held March 31. 




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* Baldwin scored winning basket. 

Not too late 
for softball 

It is still time to enter a softball team 
in the 1982 Intramural League 

Ten teams have entered thusfar. 
They are: PMT School, Pharmacy, 
Ortho. MSC. Special Services'. Nursing 
Service. Med Repair, CPOs, Gen 
Medicine and Lab 



1978 Lancer Colt, 2-door hard top. 
metallic red. good condition, less than 
23,000 miles Asking $3,000 HM3 
Barbara Butler, OR, 639-2023 

April 25th- 

Set clocks ahead one 

hour at 2 00a.m. 

Vol 44 No 8 

IOTHER' TO THOUSANDS —Nursery Charge Nurse Carol Shore tenderly holds 
wborn Amber Jade Moore, only one of the thousands of infants she has 
singly cared for during 18 years of employment at Oak Knoll. 

Surrogate mother has loved 
00,000 newborn infants 

L Mother's Day is just around the cor- 
. r and Oak Leaf would like to honor 
;e who is something special 
Although she has four grown 
ildrerr of her own, nursery charge 
rse Carol Shore has probably played 
rogate mother to nearly 100,000 
w babies born at Oak Knoll in her 18 
jrs of employment here 
Though in a supervisory position, 
e personally does much of the 
Ihing, feeding and caring for the 
/vborn in the intensive care, inter- 
•diate care and normal nursery 
s —and she forms an emotional 
ichment with all of them, especially 
-se preemies or others needing 
ended care 

They all have different per- 
a'ities. as young as they are." she 
j s, adding that she truly enjoys her 
rk and the satisfaction it brings. "It's 
ecially rewarding when a seriously 

■ !»aby you've cared for makes a full 
^very and grows into normal child- 

1 |f" 

wany of the infants' natural mothers 
ip in touch by bringing their 
spring by to show Carol how 
y've grown. Others correspond 
•larly, even from Europe, to send 
pshots and report on their 
dren's progress. The nurse 
I isures this correspondence and 
>s a scrapbook to preserve the 
> >rts. 

t her employment here, she has 
:d for several sets of twins and one 
of triplets The smallest newborn 

Mother's Day 
Flower Sale 

' ay 6. 6, 7 —Main Hospital Lobby 
To Benefit Navy Relief Society 
Fresh, fancy, red Caramia 
fises. Fantastic deal—while they 

■ »t! 

Only $9 per dozen (retail in San 
isncisco for $65 per dozen). 

Cash and carry. Advance orders 
licepted when paid for in 
! Ivance. Contact LCDR R. K. 

I idgeway or HM1 Joyce Burrus, 
Miysical Therapy, Ext 2271. 

3uy for family, friends and 
■ _ 

under her care weighed 1 lb 1 3 oz.; 
the largest, a little over 1 3 lbs 

Her own children are two daughters, 
24 and 22, and twin boys, now 20 
years old. 

Libby heads 
in AF Day 

Lieutenant (junior grade) Joel Libby 
is serving as this year's project officer 
for coordinating Naval Regional Medi¬ 
cal Center Oakland's participation in 
the Bay Area observance of Armed 
Forces Week, May 10-15 

Key events include an Armed Forces 
Week luncheon for the San Francisco 
business community May 13; an 
Armed Forces parade featuring units 
from all uniformed services on Friday, 
May 14 in downtown San Francisco; 
Navy exhibits and displays throughout 
San Francisco May 14-15, and visiting 
ship open house and special boat unit 
demonstrations at the Embarcadero, 
May 14-15. 

Capping Armed Forces Week again 
this year will be the Armed Forces Ball 
to be held at Naval Station Treasure 
Island on Saturday, May 1 5. The Navy, 
in cooperation with the San Francisco 
Chamber of Commerce, will again host 
this gala black-tie affair An "Admiral's 
Buffet" will be catered by the Fleet 
Admiral Nimitz Officers' Club; enter¬ 
tainment will be provided by both the 
civilian and military communities, and 
bands from the Army and Navy will 
play for dancing 

Invitations are extended to all mem¬ 
bers of the Armed Forces, active duty, 
reserve or retired, and to civilian friends 
of the Armed Forces Participation is 
open this year to all ranks and rates 
and, like last year, promises to be a 
sellout For tickets and complete infor¬ 
mation, contact the COMNAVBASE 
San Francisco Public Affairs Office at 
(415) 765-6056. 

National theme for the 1982 Armed 
Forces Day observance is "Peace 
Through Strength." 


Friday April 30. 1982 

Keypersons appointed, game 
approved to benefit NRS 

Keypersons have been appointed 
and the annual Navy Relief Society 
fund drive is going into full swing 
throughout Naval Regional Medical 
center Oakland under direction of pro¬ 
ject officer Lieutenant Commander 
Robert K Ridgeway. The drive will run 
through June 6. 

A fun (and fund raiser) game of 
challenge has been approved for all 
who wish to participate. This game 
pivots on one or more individuals who 
challenge performance or regulation in 
return for a donation to the Navy Relief 
Society These are the rules 

• The challenger initiates the 
challenge by submitting a written note 
containing name of challenger(s); 
name of the individual or group being 
challenged; statement indicating the 
task or modification of behavior/rules 
requested; amount of money to be 
donated if the challenge is accepted. 

• All challenges must be submitted 
to 0S1 Randy Franks at the Informa¬ 
tion Desk, Ext. 2411, and will be 
screened for appropriateness prior to 
the beginning. No challenge .«,:!! bt 
accepted if it is unsafe or degrading to 
an individual. 

• Any member of the NRMCO staff 
may participate, military or civilian. 

• The challenge must be accepted 
by the individual or group being 

• The individual or group being 
challenged has the right to (a) Refuse 
the challenge; (b) Accept uncondi¬ 
tionally; (c) Modify the terms of the 
task or the amount to be donated and 
have the challenge returned to the 
challenger for his acceptance. 

• Payment in the form of cash or 
check made out to the Navy Relief 
Society must be received by OS1 

Captain Seth Howard of the Navy 
Relief Society office at Alameda 
Naval Air Station reports to NRMC 
Oakland keypersons on the 
accomplishments of Navy Relief in 
assisting personnel in need. 

Franks prior to activation of the 

• Challenges may be submitted bet¬ 
ween now and May 28. 

• Accepted and paid challenges will 
be posted on a bulletin board on the 
third deck. 

To make direct contribution to the 
Navy Relief Society, contact the 
appropriate keyperson for your service. 
They are: HN Dion Duncan. 
Orthopedics; HM3 Joel Welter, 
Neurosurgery; LT Mark Terry or HM2 
Aurelio Esguerra, Ophthalmology; LT 
Faythe Weber, Food Management; SH2 
Ronald Abad, Special Services; CAPT 
Ricci Larese. Pediatrics; HM3 Stephen 
Palmer, Dermatology; LT Kathy Brown, 
(Continued to page 4) 

WITH PLEASURE —Rear Admiral Walter M. Lonergan. Commanding Officer, 
makes the first donation from the medical center for the 1982 Navy Relief 

Society Drive. Accepting his personal check is Lieutenant Commander Robert 
K. Ridgeway. 


Page 2 


Friday, April 30, 198 

Navy's top leaders stress need for maritime strength 

Secretary of the Navy John Lehman, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Thomas 
B Hayward, Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert H. Barrow, and Vice 
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral William Small joined in stressing the need for 
strengthening our maritime forces in addresses to the Navy League of the United 
States Sea-Air-Space Symposium and Annual Convention in Washington, D C., 
earlier this month. 

Speaking to an audience of 1,900 Navy League members, industry leaders, sea 
service guests and their families. Secretary Lehman noted the increased support of 
the American people for a strong Navy, and described the Navy's budget program as 
an opportunity "that will enable Congress to break out of the cycle of cost-overruns 
and deferred cost growth that has plagued defense policy for at least the past 
decade. History," the Secretary added, "clearly shows that nothing is more costly 
than the outbreak of war." 

The Secretary described former President Theodore Roosevelt as a primary 
architect of the restoration of American seapower nearly a century ago. He praised 
Roosevelt as a "practical idealist," and said, "we can restore our naval strength —not 
in the great by-and-by —but now." 

Admiral Hayward told guests of the Navy League Chief Executive Officer's 

luncheon that 1982 has been a "good year," and he predicted that planne 
increases in naval strength would offer the U. S total global flexibility in conjunctio 
with its allies by the mid-to-late 1980s. The CNO described a dramatic change in th 
personnel picture between this year and last, and called Navy men and wome 
"proud, capable people doing a superb job." 

General Barrow, the convention's keynote speaker, speaking to convention deleg 
ates, highlighted as this year's "brightest picture" the quality of Marines bein 
recruited and retained. He called modernization proposals for the Marine Corps 
"significant leap" forward and described the Marine Corps' portion of the budget a 
"a judicious improvement over years past." 

Admiral William Small, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, also addressing conven 
tion delegates at the annual awards luncheon, welcomed the supportive attitude c 
the Congress and administration for valid defense needs and the encouragement an 
respect shown military personnel by the American people. He pointed out that tf 
Navy must continue to earn that respect through good management, urging thos 
responsible for program acquisition to "give the taxpayers the best buy for th; 
money.” The VCNO stressed the importance of cost-effective management by boti 
military and industry in making maritime superiority truly affordable. 

Our patients write... 

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to your entire staff for the profes¬ 
sional and courteous treatment I received during a recent stay. From entry to exit 
they gave me the "Red Carpet." 

I was admitted on March 24, 1982 as one of Dr. Umfrid's... patients. He per¬ 
formed a ... test on the 25th and I was released on the morning of the 26th. The 
doctors, nurses and corps persons of Wing 9 South were especially super. 

J. E. Morrison 
Commander, U. S. Navy 
Oakland Army Base 

Political activities restricted 
for Navy military, civilian staff 

As another election year begins, Department of the Navy personnel should be 
aware of the regulations regarding participation in, or support of, political election 

Acts of omission may be equally as damaging as acts of commission. 

It is the civic responsibility of every citizen, uniformed or civilian, to exercise his or 
her voting privilege. Information on the Navy Voting Campaign 1982 is contained in 
Military Personnel Manual Article 6210220 and Navy Military Personnel Command 
Notice 1741 dated Jan. 12, 1982. 

Although as citizens individuals are encouraged to vote in elections, there are 
restrictions on Department of the Navy personnel engaging in public activities which 
could be construed as attempts to influence the outcome of the election or to solicit 
votes. Permissable and prohibited activities are detailed in Secretary of the Navy 
Instruction 5370.2G (Standards of Conduct), Military Personnel Manual Article 
6210220 and 6210240, Marine Corps Manual Paragraph 1 742.3, and Federal Per¬ 
sonnel Manual Chapter 733. 

Government facilities are not to be used, or even appear to be used, to endorse, 
benefit or favor any political organization, nor is Navy participation to be associated 
with the solicitation of votes in a political election. 

Political information disseminated through Navy channels must be factual only. 
Features such as commentaries and political polls are not allowed 

Crisis management—all in a day's work 

Whatever gave you the idea that a normal day was a day without interruptions? A 
perfectly normal day is full of interruptions. Interruptions are your job. It's an attitude 

Learn to accept the non-controllable. Control the controllable. 

Keep interruptions short. Be ruthless with time but gracious with people. 

Learn to say "no " But don't let them go away empty-handed. 

Turn the crisis into an opportunity. Run the crisis, don't let the crisis run you. 

Before making crisis decisions, step back, allow some thinking time. 

To stave a crisis, don't start a second crisis. 

Practice crisis prevention—anticipate crises. It's all in a day's work, and often in 
our home life as well. 


Mental Health Month 

ABMian pay 10*3 


'Forces of freedom preserve peace' 

We know only too well that war comes not when the forces of freedom 
strong, but when they are weak. It is then that tyrants are tempted. 

—Ronald Reagan 

The strength of the United States serves to protect the American people and 
helps preserve the peace. We need strength to deter attack, to support the cause of 
freedom, and to work for a peaceful world. But our nation can be strong only if our 
defense and foreign policies enjoy broad support at home. For it is in the American 
people that the ultimate strength of the United States resides—in the patriotism and 
convictions, in the skills and courage of each of us. 

-Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger 
(Annual Report to Congress, Feb. 8, 1982) 

When we 'blow it'it's a blast! 

Whatever you think of our little paper, you'll probably agree that when Oak Leaf 
"blows it," it's really a blast! And we really outdid ourselves on the last issue, 

In this business we automatically memorize the publication dates of the following 
two or three issues so that we can plan when stories must run. This gets to be such 
an obsession that were you to ask us today's date, we might automatically reply with 
either the date of next issue's deadline, or the day the paper's supposed to be on the 
street. (We've even been known to date our checks accordingly.) 

Our sources and contributors seem to have trouble remembering deadlines, 
however, and often we don't get information on graduations until after the event has 
passed and the graduates are on their way to new duty stations, completely unaware 
that they made news. Naturally, when one of the technical schools gives us the infor¬ 
mation well in advance, we're delighted and do everything possible to give that story 
top position and billing. 

Such was the case in the advance story Lieutenant Commander M. E. Come 
sent us on the graduation of Operating Room Technician Class 82001 Although her 
memo stated clearly that the graduation was slated for Friday, April 30, at 10 a.m. 
in the Clinical Assembly, somehow our elevator didn't run to the top deck past the 
stop that read "publication day." So— we printed it in the April 16 issue as occurring 
"today." Front page, at that! To all the new OR technicians graduating today, we 
apologize—and thank all the readers who pointed out that we may be getting ahead \ 
of ourselves. 


RAOMWM Lonmin. MC. USN. 
Commanding Officer 

CAPT Joseph P Smyth. MC, USN. Director of 
Clinical Service! 

CDR Frank D Fisher. MSC. USN Director of 
Administrative Services 

Editor Betty Beck 

Editorial Clerk HM3 Jackson P. Brown 

Photography HM1 Gary Silk 

HM2 Larry Marchk>nde 

THE OAK LEAF is published biweekly on Fri¬ 
day. produced com mereie#v with appropriated 
funds m compliance with NNPR P-35. Rev Jen 
1974 Deadline for copy is Thursday noon of thi 
week poor to publication 

Opinions contained herein era not official 
expressions of the Department of The Navy THE 
OAK LEAF receives American Forces Press Ser¬ 
vice end Navy News matenel 

Contributions from both staff and patients are 
welcomed end should be addressed to the Editor 
of the OAK LEAF, Naval Regional Medical Center. 
Oakland, CA 94627. 

riday. April 30, 1982 


Page 3 

Weekend patrol 

Surgeon serves Moraga 
as volunteer policeman 

By Betty Beck 

Most Navy physicians work long. 
' arduous hours under usually stressful, 
nd sometimes emotionally debilitating 
rcumstances. so most would agree 
at they are )ustified in spending their 
-V tf-dutv hours in sports or other 
"v ^creation 

Quite a few are joggers some play 
» team sports many are woodcar- 
ers and at least one or two surgeons 
ave been known to take up needle- 
omt as both a relaxing, creative hobby 
- rd a craft that helps develop the dex- 
nty so important to their profession 
t's a rare Medical Corps officer, 
towever who spends his precious 
luty-free weekend nights on patrol as 
•. i fully-qualified city policeman, risking 
• i$ life fighting crime and protecting his 
r ommunity Naval Regional Medical 
enter. Oakland, has such an unusual 
.dividual on its staff in the person of 
i ommander Ben Tsun-Lm Ho. eye 

Soon-to-be Assistant Chief of 
i iphthalmology and one of only four 
i “ye specialists in the Navy to perform 
oth retina vitreous and laser surgery 
• r Ho is also a police academy gradu- 
te trained in pursuit, firearms, hand 
t -jff procedures, hostage situations. 

' ; Dmbat shooting, reflex timing, night- 
** me patrols and legal implications 
The native San Franciscan and 
•“' iither of three moved his family from 
akland to the small although affluent. 
>wn of Moraga three years ago 
?cause it appeared to be the safest 
immunity in the San Francisco Bay 
rea He quickly found out, however, 
iat because of its geographical prox- 
nity to high-crime areas it interfaced 
gmficantly Also, because it is a col- 
ge town, quite a bit of rowdiness 
:curs on Friday nights Although he 
‘ as already coaching a soccer team 
id donating time to a scouting 
ogram. he felt attracted to police 
ork because "to assist there makes a 
gger difference." Thus, as an unpaid, 
jnteer member of the Moraga Police 
tfserves. Dr Ho contributes one or 
'0 full shifts on weekend nights 
Enforcing the law in a small corn- 
unity does have its advantages " he 
■vs. pointing out that "strangers are 
isny recognized, traffic patterns are 
miliar to us, we know where the kids 
( iang out, and we know our 
‘ ,'ghbors' habits Also, people tend to 
: spect the law more when it's coming 

3 >m one of their own." 

He finds only a small segment con- 
, ontational, arrogant and disrespectful 
police officers and other public ser- 
nts 'There is a new breed of adoles- 
• ;nt.‘ he says who is aggressive. 

aware of the limits of the law, and who 
has an entirely different attitude 
toward authonty, home and society 
than my generation, often making it 
more difficult for enforcement officers. 
Our hands are tied in so many ways 

The Navy doctor says he finds his 
military and medical training compati¬ 
ble with his responsibilities as a police 
officer, as all three professions require 
discretion and decision-making under 

At the scene of an automobile acci¬ 
dent or other medical emergency in his 
community. Dr Ho may perform triage 
and stabilize the injured if he is first on 
the scene. Once the highly-trained 
paramedics arrive, however, the 
surgeon, an EMT and ATLS instructor, 
steps back and lets the emergency 
team take over, standing by to assist 
victims being extracted from a crashed 
vehicle, placing flares for oncoming 
motorists, and offering medical advice 
only when asked 

There is a unique comradery among 
the law enforcement team members. 
Dr Ho explains. "Because of the stress¬ 
ful situations, we depend totally upon 
one another" His fellow police officers, 
many of them also college graduates, 
respect his profession and call him 
"Doc, but they consider him one of 
their own when he suits up in police 

The trim, physically fit surgeon has 
been in the Navy 15 years He is a gra¬ 
duate of Amherst. Mass., College and 
obtained his medical degree from 
University of Maryland School of 
Medicine He trained at Bethesda 
National Naval Medical Center, San 
Diego Naval Hospital. Royal Infirmary in 
Edinburgh (Scotland), Maryland State 
Penitentiary, Johns Hopkins School of 
Medicine, and Naval Regional Medical 
Center, Oakland. Duty assignments 
have included the Taipei, Taiwan, 
Defense Command and the Military 
Assistance and Advisory Group, Addis 
Ababa. Ethiopia He completed a 
fellowship in phakoemulsification, 
retina and vitreous surgery at Pacific 
Medical Center and has taught at the 
same San Francisco hospital. He is cur¬ 
rently a retina consultant to the U. S 
Public Health Service and conducts a 
course in combat ocular injuries at Let- 
terman Army Institute of Research 

Dr Ho is a board-certified 
ophthalmologist, and has been licensed 
in California for more than 10 years. He 
has been twice recognized with awards 
from the American Medical Associa¬ 

The physician-policeman began 
shooting as a hobby while still in col- 

AVY DUTY —Commander Ben Ho (right) performs delicate eye surgery at 
aval Regional Medical Center Oakland. 

COMMUNITY DUTY —Dressed in police uniform and wearing a .357 magnum 
revolver, baton, mace and a portable radio. Dr. Ho begins his weekend shift on 
patrol in his hometown. 

lege He has been a member of Navy 
pistol teams for several years and 
earned the Expert Marksman award for 
skill with a .45 caliber automatic pistol. 
Eight years ago he became interested 
in scuba diving and is a former member 
of the Professional Association of Div¬ 

ing Instructors. 

Whether wearing a badge on high- 
risk weekend nights, or performing 
delicate surgery in a hospital scrubsuit, 
the modest Ben Ho holds the safety, 
health and happiness of many others in 
his obviously capable hands. 

'Open season' begins Monday 
for civilian health benefit plans 

The U. S. Office of Personnel 
Management (OPM) announced 
recently that an open enrollment period 
for federal workers and retirees in the 
Federal Employees Health Benefits 
Program (FEHP) will be held from May 
3 through May 28. Enrollment changes 
will be effective on July 1 for retired 
personnel and on July 1 1 for most 
active employees. 

During the May open season, 
employees will have the opportunity to 
change from one health plan or option 
to another, or move from a self-only 
enrollment status to a family status. 
Employees who are not presently 
enrolled in the FEHB Program will have 
the opportunity to enroll. No transfer 

Hill found guilty 
in OR robbery 

Hospitalman Jon C Hill, one of the 
two Navy men charged with rob¬ 
bing the medical center's operating 
room staff at knifepoint on Jan 16, 
1982, was found guilty in an April 19 
general court-martial. He was sen¬ 
tenced to six years' confinement at 
hard labor at a federal penitentiary, a 
dishonorable discharge from the U. S 
Navy, forfeiture of all pay and 
allowances, and reduction to pay grade 

His alleged accomplice. Seaman 
Apprentice Quince Evans, is held in the 
brig awaiting trial. 

Hill was a member of the Naval 
Regional Medical Center staff and 
Evans on unauthorized absence from 
time of the incident 

fee will be levied on those who change 

In addition to health plan brochures 
which are now available. OPM will soon 
distribute open season instructions and 
a booklet containing charts comparing 
coverage offered by the various plans 
in the FEHB Program. 

Sailor of the Year, 0S1 Randy W. 
Franks, has been invited by the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars to speak in 
a 25th Annual Loyalty Day Program 
on May 2. The event will begin at 2 
p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Build¬ 
ing. 22737 Main St., Hayward. 
Attendees will include representa¬ 
tives of all the Armed Forces, state, 
county and local governments, 
veterans organizations and the 
general public. 

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Friday, April 30, igj 

That nice lady at the Officers' Club 

Grand opening ceremonies 
slated for Airport USO 

The Bay Area USO Board of Direc¬ 
tors announces the grand opening of 

Why don't you say something nice 
in Oak Leaf about Betty Hawkins at the 
Officers' Club? She's always so cour¬ 
teous to others.” 

After hearing the above comment or 
a variation several times from our 
readers, we decided to do just that. 

Betty is the club's head waitress and 
has been employed at Oak Knoll for 
more than six years Usually she works 
the luncheons, where she not only 

Funeral services were held in Rapid 
City, S Dak , on April 21 for Marie M 
Cameron, 58, who died of heart failure 
shortly after arriving at Naval Regional 
Medical Center, Oakland, for 
emergency treatment April 15 

Mrs Cameron, daughter of the late 
William and Mae Dickinson, was the 
wife of Navy Captain Douglas E. 
Cameron, surgeon on the staff of 
NRMC Oakland The couple's children 
are Douglas E.. II, 35, of Fairmont, 
Minn ; Debra Cameron, 29. of Salt Lake 
City, and Catherine Jaehn, 33, 
Madeline Larson, 31, and Bruce 
Cameron, 26. all of Rapid City 

Madeline was born at Oak Knoll in 
1 950 while her father was doing his 
medical internship here and her mother 
active in the local officers' wives club. 

Other survivors include five grand¬ 
children and three brothers —John 
Dickinson of Nebraska, Robert Dickin¬ 
son of Washington, and Kenneth 

Columbia College will offer six 
courses at Treasure Island and one at 
Hamilton AFB during its May 24-July 
1 7 session. Columbia is fully accredited 
and offers Associate and Bachelors 
degrees in Business Administration, 
Psychology, and Criminal Justice. 

Scheduled for the Treasure Island 
campus are: General Sociology (Mon¬ 
day, 6:30-1 1 30 p.m); Oral Interpreta¬ 
tion of Literature (Tuesday, 6:30- 
11:30 p.m); Accounting I (Tuesday, 
6:30-11:30 p.m ). Police (Wednesday, 
6:30-11:30 p.m); English Composi¬ 
tion II (Thursday, 6:30-11:30 p.m.), 
and Personnel Management (Saturday, 
9:00-12:00 noon; 1:00-3:00 p.m). 
Columbia will also offer Accounting II 
at its Hamilton AFB campus (Wednes¬ 
day, 6:30-11 30 p.m ) 

According to Columbia officials. 
General Sociology and Oral Interpreta¬ 
tion of Literature are intended to satisfy 

serves the patrons, but does cashiering 
duty as well Upon occasion, when par¬ 
ties or special events are on the calen¬ 
dar, she also works in the evening 

This very cordial little lady lives in 
San Lorenzo with her retired, disabled 
husband and has raised six children, 
five of them still living. 

The next time you lunch at the club, 
give her a big smile. She has earned it 

the Oakland Airport USO Center, 
12:15 pm.. May 12, with opening 
ceremonies planned in the main lobby 
of Oakland International Airport. 

Participating guests include major 
military commanders, elected officials, 
celebrities, corporate chief executive 
officers, media personalities and Port 
of Oakland authorities 

Moffett Field 
air show set 

Naval Air Station Moffett Field will 
host a free two day air show and open 
house this year on May 1 5th and 1 6th. 

The show will feature the "Canadian 
Reds” aerobatic precision flight team in 
its first performance at Moffett Field In 
addition more than 1 5 other aerial acts 
and demonstrations will be given. 

Static display aircraft from all ser¬ 
vices, ranging from WWII to the pre¬ 
sent, will also be on hand for viewing. 

Inside the historic old airship hangar 
many interesting displays and exhibits 
will be shown while hot air balloon 
rides are offered in the rear of the huge 

Gates open at 9:30 a.m and the 
main show begins at noon on both 
Saturday and Sunday. 

Refreshments and food services will 
be available on the station. 

Admission and parking are free 

Thirteen states 
to hold 

June primaries 

California, Iowa, Maine. Mississippi, 
Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico. 
North Dakota. Ohio, South Carolina, 
South Dakota, Virginia and West 
Virginia will hold primary elections in 
June to select candidates to appear on 
the ballot in the Nov. 2, 1982 general 
elections. Individuals claiming resi¬ 
dency in any of these states who desire 
to vote should complete a Federal Post 
Card Application (FPCA) and forward it 
to the appropriate state office. 

Each of the states, except Montana 
and North Dakota, holds its primary 
election by political party. Voters must 
indicate their party affiliation on the 
FPCA or their application may not be 
processed. Most states require a separ¬ 
ate FPCA for each election. Voters 
should make sure they specify the elec¬ 
tion for which they are requesting a 

Information concerning registration 
and application requirements by state 
is available from the medical center's 
Legal Office. 

Steno opening 

Psychiatry Service is seeking a Clerk 
Stenographer, GS-4 ($1 2,256- 
Si 5,703) for its Social Service Branch 

The job involves considerable con¬ 
tact with staff and community agen¬ 

Applications will be accepted by 
Civilian Personnel Service through May 
4. Queries may be directed to Maurine 
Tinsley at Ext. 2116. 

Britt returns to Navy 

HM3 Henry Warren Britt former 
shipmate at this command, reenlisted 
at Navy Recruiting District San Fran¬ 
cisco earlier this month 

He was transferred to RTC San 
Diego for outfitting and further assign¬ 
ment to Naval Regional Medical Center 

Operating since the first of the y« 
from temporary quarters, the new p® 
manent location will make Oakland 
15th city in the United States to ha/f 
USO Center located at its airport. 

Opening of the Oakland Airpr 
USO, which serves military person* 
and their families in travel stati 
results from the transfer of certain co 
tract military flights from Travis /: 
Force Base in Fairfield to Oaklar 
Proximity to the commercial airlines 
expected to facilitate military persont 
ana families with their travel plans. 

A planning committee of commun 
volunteers preparing for the openi 
ceremonies include: Donna Kent, Oe 
land Airport Hilton (chairperson); C* 
tain Roger Kirkman, Alameda Naval , 
Station, Jo Hemphill. Califorr 
Carousel; Joe Ploman, Oakland C<; 
vention and Visitors Bureau; Fn | 
Ogawa, Oakland City Councilm 
Marv Carlisle, Oakland Airport Tr 
Lodge. Al De Grassi. Pettier, De Gr 
and Hill; Jerome Ignash.Navy Transc 
tation. Treasure Island; Hank Mu. 
Action East Bay; Dick Evans, Ra 
Station KABL, and William H. Morg 
Executive Director. Bay Area USO. 

The Oakland International Airg> 
USO Center is expected to serve nt 
300,000 military personnel each yu \ 
Facilities are open 24 hours a c 
staffed with volunteers and a sk; - 
core of paid staff members. 

i HI 

IG visit 

The previously scheduled May 
June 4 visit of the Inspector Get! 
(Medical) team to Naval Regions* Ml 
cal Center, Oakland has bi 
postponed until later this year, 
tatively in August. 

The routine, periodic inspecH. 
reviews compliance with regulatij 
directives and professional standj 
to identify any problems and facfl 
corrective action 

Last visit of an IG team herea 
April 1979. I*' 

Navy Relief 1 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Pastoral Care; LN1 Connie Maxi v 
Legal; DT3 Kimberly Slinkard, Dei 
HM1 James Donadio, Military ii '* 
power; CW02 Reginald McNeil. P 
ary Care'ER; LT Robert Burg, Of 
Harold Dandridge, MACS Phillip Sr i 
MSC Roland Fontillas or 0S1 Bj 1 1 
Franks, Operating Management; C 
Robert Cave, Surgery; HMC Domifl 
Datu, HMCM Nathaniel Jenkins or 1 
Ronald Spell, Preventive Medif 
LCDR Greg Parker or HM3 > 
Welson, Otolaryngology. 

Also, LT Kevin He* * 
Anesthesiology; HM1 Ruben Llf J 
HM1 Abraham Bautista, or LT F 
Hall, Laboratory; LT Sue Colligar „ 
Franki Waskey, or HM2 Jan Ha" 
chiatry; HN James Smith or 
Timothy Sherman, Urology; COB - 
Bagbey, Nursing; MMC R'C’ t 
Spencer, Public Works; David fa 
leson, Alcohol Rehabilitation, H' 
Andrew Latigue, Outpati | 
Administration; HMC Frednck I 
Staff Education HN Darlene F 
Patient Affairs; HM2 William ? 
Pharmacy. HM2 Mark Woods Si # 
HMC Eddie Johnson. C!'i 
Investigation Center; LT Dick Noi: ,. 
HM2 Donald Parker, Radiology 
Don Snay or LT Janet Cooper Op 
ing Room; LCDR Mike Wilson, -< 
GYN. and LCDR Lynn Van Wa v 

A LITTLE WARM-UP? —Betty Hawkins gives Captain Rainer Schmidt a coffee 

Services in South Dakota 
for NRMCO surgeon's wife 

Columbia announces summer sessions 

Dickinson of Idaho. 

Like two of her daughters, Mrs. 
Cameron was a nurse by profession 
and a graduate of the Mercy Hospital 
School of Nursing, Denver, Colo She 
was a nurse cadet in World War II and 
later worked as an office nurse for her 
husband while he was in private prac¬ 
tice in Rapid City The couple married 
July 5. 1946 in Raton, N Mex 

Over the past 10 years Mrs 
Cameron volunteered many hours to 
Families Anonymous, a humanitarian 
group offering support to families who 
have members dependent on alcohol 
and drugs. She was also a member of 
the South Dakota Nursing Association 
and sang in the choir of the First 
Methodist Church when Rapid City 
was her home. 

Funeral services were held in that 
church with interment in the Black Hills 
Cemetery, Sturgis, S. Dak. 

general education requirements in. 
respectively, social/behavioral sciences 
and humanities; Accounting I and II and 
Personnel Management are require¬ 
ments in the Business Administration 
Program Police is an upper-level Cri¬ 
minal Justice offering, and English 
Composition II is required for all Colum¬ 
bia College degrees. 

Columbia assesses military schools 
and experience for academic credit and 
also accepts CLEP and DANTES 
scores. Being a Servicemembers' 
Opportunity College, the school makes 
no distinction between credits earned 
at residence centers and those earned 
on the home campus. 

Interested students should contact 
Larry Blades or Jeannie Hopper at 
(415) 397-5613 to obtain more infor¬ 
mation about the program or to set up 
an appointment. 

Friday April 30. 1982 


Page 5 


length of service awards 

30 Years 

Ida H. Fahey. Comptroller Service 

20 years 

Vida Johnson. Data Processing 

Kathleen Wade. Nursing Service 

16 Years 

Barbara A Butler, Outpatient Service 

Francis C. Lee. Supply Service 

Wayne W Merrick. Pharmacy Ser¬ 

Lee M Miller. Radiology 

Jacqueline A. Morns, Mare Island 
Branch Clinic 

Mary R Phipps. Outpatient Service 

Olga B Sawyer, Mare Island Branch 


LCDR Thomas Daniel. Medical 
Corps, for service with Fleet Marine 
Force. Pacific 


HMC Michael Larkin of Military Man¬ 
power Service 


HN Patrick Malone 

LCDR Victoria Monroe. Nurse Corps 


LCDR H. D Harrier, Medical Corps 
HM2 Russell Schwartz 
HM2 David Sheffield 
DT3 Kimberly Ann Stinkard 
LT John Schleifer, Medical Service 


LCDR Jerome Bielawski, Medical 
Service Corps 


HM2 Mu Ying Dow 
HM2 Gary Myhra 
HM2 Joanne Doyle 
HM3 Tina Armellino 
HM3 Kelly McDonald 
HM3 Robert Michalek 


LTJG Sergei Arellano. Nurse Corps 

NRMCO officers elected 
Credit Union directors 

LCDR Douglas R. Sperry LCDR Patricia B. Hoggatt 

Comings and Goings 

"Fair winds and following seas" 

to the following personnel who have 
i-ecently detached from this command 
LCDR Victoria Monroe. Nurse Corps, 
o Camp Pendleton 
LT Theodore Heyneker, Medical 
Corps, to Bethesda. 

LT John Schleifer, Medical Service 
Corps, transferred to Air Force. 

HN Bryant Lasiloo, to 3rd Mar. Div., 
Camp Pendleton 

PN2 Linda Kuber, released from 
ictive duty 

HM2 David Sheffield, released from 
ictive duty 

SM2 Theodore Creech, released 
rom active duty 

HM2 Pio Dineros, released from 
ctive duty 

FTG2 Kenneth LeNorman. to USS 
.iLBERT DAVID (FF 1050). 

HM3 David Peters, to NSHS. San 

HN Conrad Nicolas, to 1 st Mar Div., 
.amp Pendleton 

HM3 Louis Cagnoni. to Pensacola, 


HM3 Anthony Pierini, to 1 st Mr Div., 
amp Pendleton 

• • • 

"Welcome aboard" to newly 

Hospitalman Harry Beck, X-Ray 

Hospital Corpsman Second Class 
iwrence Marchionda. Medical Photo. 
Hospital Corpsman Third Class Brian 
ebb. Nursing Service. 

Hospital Apprentice Robert Jordan, 

ENS Thomas Paluch, Clinical Clerk. 
CDR Merv Rasmussen. Medical 
jrps. Mare Island Branch Clinic. 

CAPT Richard Bernard. Medical 

LTJG Candace Woo, Medical Ser- 
e Corps. Physical Theraphy 
ENS Ronald Logan. Medical Service 
orps. Pharmacy 

CAPT Russell Melton, Medical 
)rps. ACDUTRA 

AMS1 Wayne Donehoo, Patient 

HN Robert Adams. Nursing Service 
HM3 Douglas Monteith, Nursing 

HA Kevin Saunders, Metabolic 

HA Laurence Lopez, Nursing Ser- 


HN Jeff Sweatt. Nursing Service. 
AWC William Crowell. Disability 
duation Counselor 
ETC David Yocum, Special Services 
LT Michele Scott-Beach. Nurse 

ENS James Hunter, Nurse Corps 
HM2 Sonja Kirby, Tl. 

HM2 Steven Givens, PMT School 
HN Richard Dew. ORT School (June 

HA Todd Simonson, Nursing Ser¬ 

HA Mark Netherton, ORT School 
(June 7). 

HR Timothy Mitchell. Nursing Ser¬ 

HR Carlos Bacsal, Nursing Service 

Security training 
program rolling 

All members of the Security Branch 
of Operating Management Service are 
to be complimented on their assistance 
in the drafting and proving of the new 
Personnel Qualification Standards 
training system, which took a solid year 
of team effort to get an effective train¬ 
ing program rolling. 

Congratulations to Hospital Corps- 
men Third Class Michael S Kellett, 
Brian D Fawcett and Jon G. Bangs for 
completion of Personnel Qualification 
Standards for NRMC Security Patrol¬ 
man through 45 days of research, 
practical experience and formal train¬ 

Petty Officer Kellett simultaneously 
completed the required training for 
NRMC Security Patrol Supervisor as 

Disciplinary Actions 

Special Court Martial 
March 22 

Rate: Hospitalman. 

Charges: Article 91 , Disrespect to a 
Superior Petty Officer (two specifica¬ 
tions). Article 92. use of Controlled 
Substance (one specification) Article 
92. Possession of a Controlled Subs¬ 
tance (one specification). 

Awarded: $366 fine for three 
months; 66 days confinement at hard 

• • • 

March 25 

Rate: Hospital Apprentice 

Charges: Article 86, Unauthorized 
Absence Article 134. Prior Indulgence 
of Intoxicating Liquors, Incapacitating 
Oneself for Performance of Assigned 

Awarded: $100 fine; 7 days extra 

• • • 


April 1 

Rate: Hospital Apprentice 

Charges: Article 86, Unauthorized 

Awarded: $50 fine, 14 days extra 
military instruction 

■ • • 

Rate: Hospital Apprentice 

Charges: Article 91, Disrespect to a 
Superior Petty Officer. Article 1 34. 
Communicating a Threat. 

Awarded: $100 fine. 

Two members of the medical center 
staff were elected by the membership 
at the recent annual meeting of the 
Alameda Coast Guard Federal Credit 
Union to fill vacancies on the board of 
directors They are Lieutenant Com¬ 
mander Patricia B Hoggatt. head of 
Physical Therapy, and Lieutenant Com¬ 
mander Douglas R Sperry, officer in 
charge of the Personnel Support 
Detachment. Oakland 

They replace Mr James B Elder and 
Mr Woodrow Robarge. Mr Robarge, 
however, remains a member of the 
Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee 

Management's review of 1981 pin¬ 
pointed the growth of the credit union 
over the past five years as a prologue 
to its future 

Gifts and certificates of appreciation 
in honor of long and loyal service were 
presented to four credit union staff 
members during the annual meeting 
Two of them are located in the credit 
union's Naval Regional Medical Center 
Oakland office They are Dorothy 
Oliver, NRMC Assistant Manager and 
Controller, 1 6 years, and Beverly Cur- 
wen, Personnel Director and Loan 
Supervisor, 10 years service 

Oak Knoll nurses participate 
in operational readiness course 

Lieutenant Commander Louise 
George and Lieutenant Maureen Clary, 
both of this command, were among 40 
Navy Nurse Corps officers from across 
the United States who participated n 
an Operational Readiness course at tt e 
Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., 
last week. 

The scenario involved the following 

A military disaster erupts overseas 
and the United States becomes 
involved U S Navy nurses on a 
hospital team are flown to a country 
near the site to set up a field hospital A 
Navy ship 60 nautical miles away has 
been hit. Wounded soldiers are swiftly 
being evacuated to the field hospital 
and will arrive within minutes 

Attendees learn how to prepare for 
the surge of victims in a life-and-death 
situation where seconds count; how to 
quickly and accurately determine the 
types and degree of trauma, and 
specific techniques to care for these 
casualties of modern warfare 

Sponsored by the Navy's Health 
Sciences Education and Training Com¬ 
mand (HSETC), the program was the 

Navy's first totally field-oriented nurs¬ 
ing course Participants slept in tents, 
wore camouflage uniforms and gained 
experience in helicopter evacuation 
The training was designed to give them 
techniques and concepts for perfor¬ 
mance in the field, as well as an idea of 
what their patients would experience 

"The Surgeon General of the Navy is 
totally committed to operational readi¬ 
ness for the Navy and Marine Corps," 
explains Rear Admiral Frances T Shea. 
Director of the Navy Nurse Corps "To 
support him in this goal, it is very 
important that all health care profes¬ 
sionals know how to perform under 
adverse conditions. As far as the Nurse 
Corps is concerned, the time to learn 
the necessary skills is not during those 
conditions, but prior to them " 

To enhance course participants' 
skills, medical experts discussed a wide 
range of topics, including cold and heat 
stress, casualty management, triage 
and surgical priorities, and combat inj¬ 
uries. The April 19-23 exercises 
featured night triage and simulated 

NEWLY FROCKED—Four popular Oak Knoll chief petty officers were recently 
frocked to higher rate. From left to right, they are HMCS Malcohm McGregor, 
Preventive Medicine; MACS Phil Sha/p, Security; HMCM Nathaniel Jenkins. 
Preventive Medicine, and HMCM C. Ray Graves. Patient Affairs. 

Page 6 


Friday, April 30. 198; : 

NEW HAIR STYLISTS —Recent additions to the Navy Exchange Beauty Shop 
staff in Bldg. 38 are Linda Gibens and Cruz Olgin. Linda has made quite a follow¬ 
ing for herself in the Oakland area, while Cruz recently arrived from Hawaii 
where he worked in the beauty salon of one of the Hilton hotels. Whether it's a 
haircut, a perm, a tint, or an entirely new hairstyle, these experienced opera¬ 
tors are here to serve you. Call 562-4762 for appointments. 

Tl Legal Office expanded 

The Naval Legal Service Office in 
Bldg 450 on Treasure Island recently 
expanded to five attorneys and added a 
large, new resource center. 

Available attorneys now include: 
LCDR John T Oliver, division head 
(concentrating on wills and estates, tax, 
real estate, and immigration and 
naturalization); LT Michael J Suszan 
(concentrating on domestic relations 
cases), LT Dorothy J. Ulmer (con- 

Social Security 
offset explained 

Were you on the verge of grasping 
all the options and other details of the 
Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) when the 
"Social Security offset" set you off- 
muttering and tearing your hair? If so, 
perhaps the following explanation of 
the SBP's tie-in with Social Security 
benefits will help 

If you served on active duty after 
Dec. 31. 1956. you earned Social 
Security wage credits (and started 
making contributions) by virtue of your 
military service. Based on those wage 
credits, your surviving spouse may 
receive a Social Security widow (er) 
benefit in addition to the SBP annuity 
you elect. Since the government con¬ 
tributes to both the Social Security 
benefit and the SBP annuity, and not 
wanting to pay the same benefit twice, 
the government enacted the Social 
Security offset provision 

Here's what the offset does It 
reduces a surviving spouse's SBP 
annuity at age 62 by the dollar value of 
the spouse's Social Security entitle¬ 
ment based on the member's active 
duty service after Dec. 31, 1956 

The spouse's SBP annuity cannot be 
reduced by more than 40 percent, 
however, regardless of the amount of 
the offset as determined by the stan¬ 
dard formula Thus, the total amount 
the survivor receives is equal to at 
least the full amount of the SBP 
annuity had there been no Social 
Security survivor benefit. 

An important point to remember is 
that the SBP annuity reduction is made 
at age 62, even if the surviving 
spouse has not yet applied for Social 
Security benefits. The fact that the 
spouse is entitled to benefits based on 
the member's military earnings makes 
the reduction mandatory 

The surviving spouse applies for and 
receives every penny of Social Security 
to which he or she is entitled The ser¬ 
vice finance center bases the Social 
Security offset only on that part of the 
spouse's Social Security benefits that 
result from the member's active duty 
service after Dec. 31, 1956. 

centrating on landlord/tenant and con¬ 
sumer law problems); LT Ken M. 
Sheam (concentrating on contract dis¬ 
putes, tort/personal injury cases and 
bankruptcy law), and LT Walter L. 
Singletary (general practice at NAS 

Call DOT toll-free 
for car problems 

Motorists now have a hotline for car 

The Department of Transportation 
ha? started a new program to give con¬ 
sumers more information about the 
safety of their cars. The program 
involves the use of a toll-free hotline 
that permits consumers to call for 
automobile recall and safety-related 

Here's how it works. A car owner 
calls the hotline number for residents 
of the Washington, D C , metropolitan 
area She identifies her car, hears some 
computers humming, and is told two 
recalls have been made on her car. She 
is also told she will receive details of 
the recalls in the mail, along with fuel 
economy ratings, crash test results, car 
maintenance figures and other infor¬ 

The toll-free hotline number is: 

800-424-9393 (for continental 
U S. only). 

Residents in the Washington, D. C., 
metropolitan area may call 426-0123. 

Residents of Hawaii and Alaska have 
no free service but they may call 202- 
424-9393 at their own expense 

Crewman unhurt 
in fall from ship 

The guided missile destroyer USS 
SOMERS (DDG 34) was performing 
"lifeguard" duties for a night underway 
replenishment in the Indian Ocean early 
the morning of April 1, when the ship 
was notified by USS CONSTELLATION 
(CV 64) that a crewman had fallen 
overboard Aided by flares and life 
rings dropped from the combat stores 
ship USS WHITE PLAINS (AFS 4), the 
man was sighted near SOMER'S 

The destroyer's whaleboat was 
launched, guided to the sailor by the 
beam of a searchlight from SOMERS’ 
signal bridge. The quick reaction 
enabled the man to be pulled from the 
water less than 15 minutes after he 
had fallen off the carrier. A quick 
examination by SOMERS' leading cor- 
psman, Hospital Corpsman First Class 
Joseph Madrigal, determined that the 
unlucky sailor was uninjured, though 
wet and tired 

NRMCO Security Blotter j 

REPORT CRIME!—Help yourself end your shipmates Report crime. Call Ex- 
24011240212582. AH information will be treated in a confidential manner 8ecom> 
an active partner in the solution to crime prevention. Allow your Security Branch ; 
be effective by sharing the information only you may have Don't allow yourself i • 
become a victim. Be sure all valuables are locked up in a secure area. 


* Suspect (unknown) entered victim's room through unlocked door (defectivi 
lock) Suspect stole a Panasonic Cassette Recorder, Model RX-5200, Serial Nc 
OCHNA 18464 Stolen item valued at $240 

* Victim left Sanyo stereo radio on the floor in Main Dining Hall When victir 
returned approximately 20 minutes later the item was gone. 

* Unknown suspect entered barracks lobby and removed a Windsor Super Cai 
vera 10-speed bicycle. 

* Victim left an Olympus OM-2 35mm camera. Serial No. 833227, with 50mr 
lens. Serial No 8975250, one Olympus T-20 flash, carrying case and strap on 
table at the Officers' Club during a party When victim returned the $476 earner 
and equipment were missing 

‘ Victim left wallet in bedside locker on ward When victim returned wallet w i I 

* Suspect was apprehended by Security Patrol for allegedly removing food ar ; 
cles without authorization from Food Service 

* Suspect broke the side windows on two locked vehicles. Suspect was seen t 
one of the victims who took corrective action when the suspect pointed a firearm a . 
him. by leaving the scene and contacting Security Patrol through the OOD Des 1 
Damage to both vehicles: $400. 

(For the period March 1-26) 


Burglary: Theft: 

» I it 

Residential: 2 Commercial: 1.- 

Non-government property: 7 Government property 6 

HRS can help Navy families 
with off-base housing needs 

The continuing rise of housing 
costs, together with a decline in rental 
units, has resulted in more and more 
personnel relying on assistance pro¬ 
vided by the Housing Referral Service 
(HRS) of the Navy's Family Housing 

There are, however, many personnel 
who have never contacted HRS, or are 
of the opinion that HRS is only for 
those subject to PCS orders. Not so 
HRS is available to all Navy personnel, 
married or not, with or without depen¬ 
dents. at any time 

At most Navy activities the HRS 
maintains the largest selection of rental 
and sales listings in the area and has 
established an excellent relationship 
with local realtors. In addition to assist¬ 
ing personnel with listings in the size, 
price range and location desired, the 
referral staff can also provide helpful 
information regarding schools, shop¬ 
ping areas, churches, public transpor¬ 
tation and other community support 
facilities Personnel can also receive 
advice on matters dealing with laws 
and regulations concerning equal 
opportunity in off-base housing, 
leases, deposits, landlord-tenant rights 
and responsibilities, insurance, and the 
importance of the "military clause" in 

HRS maintains close liaison with the 
Department of Housing and Urban 
Development concerning its subsidized 
and non-subsidized housing programs 
and will provide information regarding 
these programs as well as assisting 
personnel interested in the purchase of 
homes through FHA, VA or conven¬ 
tional financing 

Should personnel experience prob¬ 
lems with their landlords, they can call 
upon the HRS staff who will attempt to 
get the matter fairly resolved Helpful 
handouts, including local maps, are 
also a part of the service provided by 
the housing referral staff 

With the recent enactment of the 
Variable Housing Allowance (VHA), you 
may be interested in relocating to a bet¬ 
ter unit If so. contact the local referral 
service before accepting the possible 
costly advice of others After you have 
selected several listings of interest, the 
HRS representative will indicate loca¬ 
tions and provide directions on your 

map. Prior to leaving the office, so that 
you won't waste time going tc 
occupied units, the HRS representative 
will verify vacancies or provide you the 
use of office phones for this purpose 

Remember, the HRS can assist yoij. > 
when you arrive at your new duty sta- ■ 
tion. during your tour, and prior to youi 
departure If you want to obtain infor 
mation on the housing situation at you 1 
new duty station prior to departing 
from your present activity, ask youi,. 
HRS to contact the HRS at your neW 
location to provide the desired informa¬ 
tion. You will then be able to better plar 
housing needs in advance and allov - 
the office to better assist you upor 

If it's housing assistance you want * 
see your Navy Housing Referral Service 
representatives. They live in the com 
munity, know your housing needs, anc 
have helped thousands of others like 
you to get the best housing possible 
How much does all this service cos' v 
you? Absolutely nothing. It’s free fot 
the asking. For more information 
please call the Housing Referral Coor¬ 
dinator, Bldg 101. NAS Alameda 869 ft 
4718 or 4725 

—Bonnie William; 

Small claims 
limit increased I 

Since Jan 1, the jurisdiction of th 
small claims courts in California ha: i| 
expanded to include claims as large a; 
$1,500 (increased from $750) Addi- I 
tionally, these courts must provide i 
legal assistance in planning a case o 

No attorney or representative ma 
appear in court, the dispute is settle 
by a judge after hearing the real partie; 
in interest present their respective 

The filing fee has been increased tc 
$12 However, the Treasure Islancn 
Legal Service Office says this is t 
bargain compared to legal costs in 
regular courts 

To help determine whether you* 
claim has any ment. call for a legs 
assistance appointment at Tl. (415) 1 

765-6532. (A VI 869-6532 

Friday. April 30. 1982 


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the Juty 11 day game between the Oakland team and 
<more have been designated Naval Regional Medical 
m Oakland days at the Coliseum. Order tickets now from 
a* Services. 

(Note Omk Lesf was misinformed on the eg* limit for senior 
w tickets One must be 65 yeers or older to Que/tfy; not 55 
evtous/y published! 

Yosemite at its 
finest in June 

By Sally Young 

There is nothing like Yosemite in 
summer—especially this summer after 
all the rainfall The park should be at its 
maximum lush greenery with sparkling 
streams and roaring falls. 

Our reservations this year for the 
June 10 to 21 trip are at Camp Curry in 
rustic wood cabins and baths, or, if you 
prefer to rough it, in tent cabins (Both 
tents and cabins are furnished with 
beds, linens and blankets) 

These prices include round trip 
directly from Oak Knoll to Yosemite via 
deluxe bus. two nights accommoda¬ 
tions and bus tour of the valley: Tent 
Cabins: Single, $58; Double, $46; Tri¬ 
ple, $42; Quad, $39 Wood Cabins 
(With Bath): Single, $99, Double, $66; 
Triple $56, Quad, $52 

Our bus will also take those who 
wish to see an unparalleled view up to 
Glacier Point for picture taking, or just 
to see a breath-taking sight, for the 
small charge of $2 per person extra. 

This trip is open to all Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland personnel, 
their dependents and retired military A 
deposit of $10 will hold your reserva¬ 
tion until May 14. 

Please call me at 639-2479 or 632- 
0307 to reserve your space 



Babysitter needed for 3 month-old 
female infant. June through mid-Sep¬ 
tember, Monday through Friday, 6 a m. 
to 4 p.m Our house or yours. Call 635- 

Puch Moped and accessories. Gets 
100 mpg Excellent condition, 1,000 
miles. Call 562-4276. 

1979 Datsun 200 SX, A/C, 5-speed, 
AM/FM, radials, 33 mpg Excellent con¬ 
dition. 36,500 miles. $5,000 HM2 
Dale Johnson, Ext 2511 (work); 434- 
1 726 (home). 

iday, Apr 30 6 30 p m —DRESSED TO KILL —Michael Caine, Angie Dickin- 
j i -Thriller R 

aturday. May 1, 1 p.m-THE BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER MOVIE-Am- 

aturday, May 1 ,6:30 p m —MIDDLE AGE CRAZY —Bruce Derri, Ann Margaret — 

>unday. May 2, 6 30 p m.— VANISHING POINT — Barry Newman, Cleavon Little — 

Monday, May 3. 6 30 p m —FLASH GORDON —Sam J. Jones, Melody Ander- 

uesday. May 4, 6.30 p m —RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK—Harrison Ford, Karen 
n— Adventure/PG 

/ednesday, May 5, 6 30 p.m —ONE MORE CHANCE —John LaMotta, Kristie 

hursday. May 6. 6:30 p.m—LOVELY BUT DEADLY —Lucinda Dooling, John 

'iday. May 7. 6 30 pm —THE FORMULA—George C Scott, Marthe Keller— 

i aturday. May 8, 1 p.m —SLEEPING BEAUTY—Animated—Fairy Tale/G 
laturday, May 8. 6 30 pm —USED CARS —Kurt Russell, Gerrit Graham—Com- 

jnday. May 9, 6 30 p.m —BELLS ARE RINGING—Judy Holiday, Dean Martin — 

londay. May 10, 6.30 p m —TOM HORN—Steve McQueen, Linda Evans— 

uesday. May 11, 6 30 pm—PENNIES FROM HEAVEN—Steve Martin, Ber- 
itte Peters—Musical/R 

/ednesday. May 12, 6 30 p m —HEARTBEEPS—Andy Kaufman, Bernadette 

-tursday, May 13, 6:30 p m —McVICAR—Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith—Drama/R 

BEATING THE GAME-HN Carlos Uhrbach takes a break from his Operating 
Room Technician School studies to try out "Pac-Man," one of the new video 
games at the base bowling/amusement center. 

Video games perk up 
Bowling Center activity 

Special Services personnel recom- Also featured at the center are these 
mended that you get down to the Oak new and longer hours: Monday through 
Knoll Bowling and Amusement Center Thursday, 9 a m to 10 pm, Friday, 9 

in Bldg 103 and take on the monster. 
"Pac Man," just one of six new 
machines offered for off-duty fun at 
the "new look" center 

Other machines offered include 
"Space Fury," "Donkey Kong," "Battle 
Zone." "Gorf,” and "Missile Com¬ 

Chess players 
Armed Forces 

The silence of the room may be 
broken by an occasional "Check," 
"Gardez" (guard your queen) or clear¬ 
ing of the throat as the 23rd annual 
Armed Forces Chess Championship 
gets under way in Washington, D C., 
Sept 7-15, 1982 

The early announcement of tourna¬ 
ment dates is to give all chess players 
on active duty throughout the world as 
much time as possible to prepare for 
the competition 

The Army, Air Force and Sea Ser¬ 
vices (Navy, Marine Corps and Coast 
Guard) will each field a six-player team 
for the championship contest, which 
will take place in the American Legion's 
Hall of Flags in the nation's capital 

The Thomas Emery Trophy will be 
awarded to the winning team Highest 

Law day- 

The President has designated 
tomorrow. May 1, as Law Day. 

Law Day was conceived 25 years 
ago to call attention to both the princi¬ 
ples and practice of American law and 
justice. The objectives of Law Day are 
promoted by projects sponsored by the 
American Bar Association in coopera¬ 
tion with local bar associations and 
military lawyers 

This year's theme is "A Generation 
of Progress." 

Bones get joggled 

Every time a jogger's foot strikes the 
ground. 26 bones, about 20 muscles, 
and more than 100 ligaments are 

Running puts the foot under 
pressure equal to about three times the 
body's weight. 

a m. to midnight; Saturday, 1 p.m to 
midnight, and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m 

For those who want to take a break 
from the video machines, the center 
offers six bowling lanes and seven pool 
tables for further enjoyment. 

to meet for 

scoring player at the tournament will be 
declared the individual champion and 
receive a trophy Additional awards will 
be provided by the American Chess 
Foundation, USO, Bulova Watch Com¬ 
pany, U S Chess Federation and other 

Team-selecting competitions will be 
held sometime prior to the tournament. 
Everyone on active duty is eligible. 
Instructions for those who wish to 
compete will be available in the Special 
Services Office, Bldg. 38, Ext. 2350, or 
may be obtained from Dr William 
Flemming, Recreation Services (NMPC- 
65IE), Navy Military Personnel Division, 
Washington. D C 20370; Tel: (202) 
694-4388. (Autovon) 224-4388 

The following new additions to the 
Navy medical "family" have arrived at 
Naval Regional Medical Center Oak¬ 

A baby boy (son No 5 of 7 children) 
to Lieutenant Commander Thomas J 
Allred, Laboratory Service, and his wife 
Mary. March 13 

A baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class Mellisa Ann Vancura- 
Kezlarian, Physical Therapy Clinic, and 
her husband Lieutenant Jeffrey A. 
Kezlarian. Psychiatry Service. April 8 

A baby boy to Lieutenant Beatrice E. 
Harrold, Nursery, and her husband 
John, April 1 3. 

A baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
Second Class Dale E Johnson, Medical 
Repair, and his wife Doreen. April 15 

Friday. April 30. 1982 


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The June 6 day game where the A's meet Milwaukee, 
the July 11 day game between the Oakland team and 
more have bean designated Naval Regional Medical 
er Oakland day* at tha Coliseum. Order tickets now from 
• a* Services 

U4oit Osm Lest was misinformed on the ego tmUt for senior 
it tickets One must be 65 yeers or older to queUfy. not 55 
ewoui7y pubiished.) 

Yosemite at its 
finest in June 

By Sally Young 

There is nothing like Yosemite in 
summer—especially this summer after 
all the rainfall The park should be at its 
maximum lush greenery with sparkling 
streams and roaring falls. 

Our reservations this year for the 
June 10 to 21 trip are at Camp Curry in 
rustic wood cabins and baths, or, if you 
prefer to rough it, in tent cabins. (Both 
tents and cabins are furnished with 
beds, linens and blankets.) 

These prices include round trip 
directly from Oak Knoll to Yosemite via 
deluxe bus, two nights accommoda¬ 
tions and bus tour of the valley: Tent 
Cabins; Single, $58. Double, $46, Tri¬ 
ple, $42; Quad, $39. Wood Cabins 
(With Bath): Single, $99; Double, $66, 
Triple $56; Quad, $52. 

Our bus will also take those who 
wish to see an unparalleled view up to 
Glacier Point for picture taking, or just 
to see a breath-taking sight, for the 
small charge of $2 per person extra. 

This trip is open to all Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland personnel, 
their dependents and retired military A 
deposit of $10 will hold your reserva¬ 
tion until May 14. 

Please call me at 639-2479 or 632- 
0307 to reserve your space 



Babysitter needed for 3 month-old 
female infant. June through mid-Sep¬ 
tember, Monday through Friday, 6 a m. 
to 4 p.m Our house or yours. Call 635- 

Puch Moped and accessories. Gets 
100 mpg. Excellent condition, 1,000 
miles Call 562-4276. 

1979 Datsun 200 SX, k'C, 5-speed. 
AM/FM, radials, 33 mpg Excellent con¬ 
dition 36,500 miles, $5,000 HM2 
Dale Johnson, Ext. 2511 (work); 434- 
1 726 (home). 

'iday, Apr 30, 6 30 pm—DRESSED TO KILL —Michael Caine, Angie Dickin- 
i— Thriller/R 

aturday. May 1, 1 p.m.-THE BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER MOVIE-Ani- 


S aturday, May 1,6:30 p m —MIDDLE AGE CRAZY —Bruce Derrl, Ann Margaret— 

i >unday. May 2, 6:30 p m —VANISHING POINT — Barry Newman, Cleavon Little — 

' ; ma/PG 

Monday, May 3, 6:30 p m —FLASH GORDON —Sam J. Jones. Melody Ander- 

uesday. May 4, 6:30 p.m.-RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK-Harrison Ford, Karen 

/ednesday. May 5, 6 30 pm —ONE MORE CHANCE—John LaMotta, Kristie 
It /—Drama/R 

| hursday. May 6, 6.30 p.m —LOVELY BUT DEADLY —Lucinda Dooling, John 
fi jolph—Thriller/R 

j 'iday, May 7, 6:30 pm—THE FORMULA—George C Scott. Marthe Keller— 

i aturday. May 8, 1 p m —SLEEPING BEAUTY—Animated—Fairy Tale/G 
iaturday. May 8, 6 30 p m —USED CARS—Kurt Russell, Gerrit Graham—Com- 


jnday. May 9, 6 30 p.m —BELLS ARE RINGING—Judy Holiday, Dean Martin — 
> ledy-Musical/PG 

|'londay, May 10, 6:30 p m —TOM HORN—Steve McQueen, Linda Evans— 
): tem/R 

uesday. May 11, 6.30 p.m—PENNIES FROM HEAVEN —Steve Martin, Ber- 

stte Peters—Musical/R 

/ednesday. May 12, 6:30 pm —HEARTBEEPS—Andy Kaufman, Bernadette 

lursday, May 13, 6:30 p m —McVICAR—Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith —Drama/R 

BEATING THE GAME —HN Carlos Uhrbach takes a break from his Operating 
Room Technician School studies to try out "Pac-Man," one of the new video 
games at the base bowling/amusement center. 

Video games perk up 
Bowling Center activity 

Special Services personnel recom¬ 
mended that you get down to the Oak 
Knoll Bowling and Amusement Center 
in Bldg 103 and take on the monster. 
"Pac Man,” just one of six new 
machines offered for off-duty fun at 
the "new look” center. 

Other machines offered include 
"Space Fury," "Donkey Kong," "Battle 
Zone," "Gorf," and "Missile Com¬ 

Also featured at the center are these 
new and longer hours: Monday through 
Thursday, 9 a m to 10 p.m.; Friday, 9 
a m. to midnight; Saturday, 1 p.m to 
midnight, and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 9 p m 

For those who want to take a break 
from the video machines, the center 
offers six bowling lanes and seven pool 
tables for further enjoyment. 

Chess players to meet for 
Armed Forces championship 

The silence of the room may be 
broken by an occasional "Check," 
"Gardez" (guard your queen) or clear¬ 
ing of the throat as the 23rd annual 
Armed Forces Chess Championship 
gets under way in Washington, D. C., 
Sept 7-15, 1982 

The early announcement of tourna¬ 
ment dates is to give all chess players 
on active duty throughout the world as 
much time as possible to prepare for 
the competition 

The Army, Air Force and Sea Ser¬ 
vices (Navy, Marine Corps and Coast 
Guard) will each field a six-player team 
for the championship contest, which 
will take place in the American Legion's 
Hall of Flags in the nation's capital. 

The Thomas Emery Trophy will be 
awarded to the winning team Highest 

Law day- 

The President has designated 
tomorrow. May 1, as Law Day 

Law Day was conceived 25 years 
ago to call attention to both the princi¬ 
ples and practice of American law and 
justice The objectives of Law Day are 
promoted by projects sponsored by the 
American Bar Association in coopera¬ 
tion with local bar associations and 
military lawyers 

This year's theme is "A Generation 
of Progress." 

Bones get joggled 

Every time a jogger's foot strikes the 
ground, 26 bones, about 20 muscles, 
and more than 100 ligaments are 

Running puts the foot under 
pressure equal to about three times the 
body's weight 

scoring player at the tournament will be 
declared the individual champion and 
receive a trophy Additional awards will 
be provided by the American Chess 
Foundation, USO, Bulova Watch Com¬ 
pany, U S. Chess Federation and other 

Team-selecting competitions will be 
held sometime prior to the tournament 
Everyone on active duty is eligible. 
Instructions for those who wish to 
compete will be available in the Special 
Services Office, Bldg. 38, Ext. 2350, or 
may be obtained from Dr William 
Flemming, Recreation Services (NMPC- 
65IE), Navy Military Personnel Division, 
Washington, D C. 20370, Tel: (202) 
694-4388. (Autovon) 224-4388 

The following new additions to the 
Navy medical "family” have arrived at 
Naval Regional Medical Center Oak¬ 

A baby boy (son No 5 of 7 children) 
to Lieutenant Commander Thomas J 
Allred, Laboratory Service, and his wife 
Mary, March 1 3 

A baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class Mellisa Ann Vancura- 
Kezlarian, Physical Therapy Clinic, and 
her husband Lieutenant Jeffrey A 
Kezlarian, Psychiatry Service, April 8 

A baby boy to Lieutenant Beatrice E. 
Harrold. Nursery, and her husband 
John, April 13 

A baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
Second Class Dale E Johnson, Medical 
Repair, and his wife Doreen. April 1 5. 

Page 8 


Housekeeping mops EENT 
in Navy Relief benefit game 

By LT Larry Kilgore 

On April 20, the 1982 Navy Relief 
Fund Drive was bounced off with a 
basketball game between the base 
intramural champion EENT team and 
players from the Operating Manage¬ 
ment Housekeeping Branch The Bob 
Burg-coached Housekeeping section 
prevailed 63-62 with the game in 
doubt until the final buzzer 

The Op Mgmt team jumped off to a 
quick 1 2-2 lead. They increased this 
lead to 1 5 points behind the fine shoot¬ 
ing of David Eaton and Tony Adanandu. 
The EENT team battled back to narrow 
the deficit to five points, 34-29, with 
Chris Barclay's fine three point play in 
the remaining 20 seconds of the first 

Second half action saw each team 
playing erratically The EENT team 
finally reverted to mid-season form and 
scored nine unanswered points to take 
a seven point lead The teams 
exchanged baskets until EENT Coach 
Alfred directed his team to go into a 
four-corner, stall offense The strategy 

Scenes by the 

was good, but the execution poor. Ill- 
advised shots and a critical turnover 
permitted Lloyd Broussard to score 
eight points in the final three minutes 
The EENT team, behind 63-62, had the 
ball with 24 seconds running and 
played for what they hoped to be the 
game-winning shot. EENT's Ken 
Williams was fouled with seven 
seconds to go but missed the crucial 
foul shot. The game ended with each 
team scrambling on the floor for the 
loose ball after the missed foul shot 

EENT's Al Drakeford and House¬ 
keeping Branch's Lloyd Broussard 
shared scoring honors with 1 7 points 
each. Ken Anderson of EENT led both 
teams with 24 rebounds. 

The game's most valuable player, Al 
Drakeford, presented $52 to Captain 
Warren Hodge for the Navy Relief 

The command congratulates both 
teams for their superb sportsmanship 
and fine effort in supporting the 1 982 
Navy Relief Drive. 


By Ron Brown 

EENT Captures 1982 Basketball Crown 
Championship game won at buzzer by J. Halliburton 

With the game tied-at 33 all and only seconds left, EENT worked the ball into the 
front court. J Halliburton ended up with the ball and let fly with virtually no time left 
on the clock, scoring the most important two points in his illustrious career The ball 
was in the air as the buzzer sounded the end of the game and give EENT the 1 982 
basketball crown 

C Barclay led EENT with 9 points on 3 field goals and 3 free throws, while 0 
Smythe and J Halliburton each had 8 points for EENT. 

B Baldwin led all scorers with 15 points on 7 field goals and one free throw, 
followed by A Peralta with 8 points. 

"Coach” Marumoto gave all the credit due ro EENT. but hinted that injuries hurt 
his team, along with losing one key player on orders. 

Box Score 


Special Services 



















































































Fouled out: None 
Officials: Taylor, King 

Bad Weather Hampers Start of 1982 Softball Season 

With 1 5 teams (not including the men and women's varsity teams) chomping at 
the bit, the weather (all bad) slowed down the softball program at NRMC Oakland, 
delaying the start of league play. 

Public Works employees have given the fields a new look, completely redressing 
the entire playing surfaces. (The workers were also slowed down as a result of the 
"unusual” rainy season.) 

It is hoped that the league will start near the last week of May. 

Teams entered in the 1982 Intramural League are: PMT School, Pharmacy, Ortho, 
MSC, Nursing Service. Med Repair/SS, CPO, Gen Medicine, Lab, EENT, Dental, 6th 
Floor, NP, Peds/OB and Anesthesiology 

NRMC Softball Schedules 







DU Monterey 


11 a m. (DH) 


Treasure Island 

Here * 

5 pm 


Moffett Field 


5 p.m 


Mare Island 




NAS Alameda 


5 p.m 


Sunnyvale A. F. 


5 pm 


Skaggs Island 


5 p.m. 


Treasure Island 


5 pm 


NAS Lemoore 


12 noon (DH) 


Moffett Field 


5 pm 




1 1 a m (DH) 


Mare Island 


5 p.m 


NAS Alameda 


5 pm 

The 1982 Central Pacific Regional Women's Slowpitch Softball Championships 

will be hosted by the Naval Regional Medical Center July 9-11 

« • • 

CLOSING IN —Frank Newton (No. 30) of the Housekeeping team leaps intt 
midair as Dan Daniels of EENT tries to get the ball in the basket. Also closing ir 
are Lloyd Broussard (No. 50) and Howard Carter (No. 43), while Daniels' tearr 
mate Mark Ford (No. 4) runs in to lend support. A last minute sweep by the 
housekeepers won them the edge over the intramural champs, 63-62 in th( 
recent exciting NRS benefit game. 


FOR A GOOD CAUSE —Captain Warren W. Hodge accepts a contribution for thi d 
Navy Relief Society from receipts of the recent benefit basketball game, fron 
Al Drakeford, voted the game's "most valuable player." 



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Friday. May 14. 1982 

eace Through Strength' theme of Armed Forces Day 

fNGTH IN UNITY-An all-ser- 
'ilor guard will lead off today's 
<td Forces Week Parade in San 
:isco beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

route is Justin Herman Park 
alifornia, to Montgomery to 
ard. The Reviewing Stand is on 


:h year, the third Saturday in May 
signated Armed Forces Day by 
lential Proclamation This year 
d Forces Day will be observed on 

the third consecutive year. San 
isco is serving as a major focal 
for the nation's observance of 
d Forces Week, May 8-15 
n Francisco is one of a select few 
i in the United States chosen by 
iment of Defense to act as a 
i 13 I site for official tributes to 
. dean armed services. 

,*ie city's salute to members of the 
d States Army, Navy, Marine 
Air Force and Coast Guard sta- 
o in its area, is sponsored by the 
ry Affairs Committee of the San 
isco Chamber of Commerce 
> l cording to Committee Chairman 
i* Morris, "It is fitting that San 
,isco, with its long tradition of mili- 
ies and involvement, should again 
- hosen by the Department of 
ice for the honor v* pfaymg host 
s tribute to our armed forces " 
r ‘ing Armed Forces Week-82, 
v entatives of all uniformed mili- 
arvices in the Bay Area are con¬ 
ig special ceremonies and obser- 
s at popular locations in San 
isco These activities will 
asize the theme for this year's 
? id Forces Week, "Peace Through 
| gth." 

' (fleeting on the city's military 

• ly. Morris said, "San Francisco, 

• he visit of the first Spanish cava- 
>op more than two centuries ago. 

• gh the settlement of Yerba Buena 
he emergence of California into 
■can statehood, has been vital in 
/•can military history " 

he first building in what was to 
ie San Francisco was erected at 
] residio The Navy has long 
i ted a commanding role in local 
bpment at Treasure Island and 
ijr*s Point, while the Coast Guard 

has long contributed to the life of our 
community," Morris said. 

Morris also noted, "The 1982 
Armed Forces Week theme," "Peace 
Through Strength," is a timely 
reminder of the vital role our military 
forces, including the National Guard 
and Reserves, play in the preservation 
of freedom gained on our nation's bat¬ 

NRMCO role in AF weekend 

Our command will be well 
presented at this year's Armed 
orce* Observance weekend 
:tivities in San Francisco. We 
1 rill be at the Civic Center on May 
♦ and Pier 39 on May 15. Both 
»ys are from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 

NRMC Oakland presentations 
t ill include a Triage Unit, car- 
I opulmonary resuscitation tech- 
ques, blood pressure checks, a 
aval Prosthetics Research 
aboratory display, and our 
Crackerbox" ambulance, an 
jixhibit in itself. 

LTJG Joel Libby, Project 
•fficer, says the list of partici¬ 
pants is extensive and includes 
presentation from many depart¬ 
ments. The command thanks the 

following service members and 
civilians for their participation and 
enthusiasm: HN Robert 
Arrowsmith, HM3 Stephanie 
Atkinson, HM3 Allen Boatman, 
HM2 Thomas Bowman, HM3 
Steven Butler, LT Glenn Butner, 
LT Maureen Clary, LCDR Mark 
Dawson, ENS Kaki Douglass, 
HM2 Carrie Findley, LT Art Fox, 
OS1 Randy Franks, LT Jo Ann 
Fritch and LCDR Louise George. 

Also, LCDR Greg Gibbons, Mr. 
Andre Gilmore, LT Lisa Halton. 
Mr. Phillip Harkov, HM2 Pat 
Jones. LCDR Daniel Lancaster. 
HN Greg Marlatt, LT Bill Morrison, 
HN Darlene Perry, LCDR Don 
Phillips, HM3 Dwayne Rudd, HM3 
Joel Wetter, Mr. Dave Williams 
and DT3 Betty Williamson. 

tlefields starting with the War of Inde¬ 

General Edward C. Meyer. Chief of 
Staff. United States Army, is San Fran¬ 
cisco's guest of honor for the week's 
activities. He was keynote speaker at 
an Armed Forces Week luncheon in the 
Hilton Hotel yesterday and is the Grand 
Marshall of today's parade. 

Throughout the entire week, con¬ 
certs have been given by military bands 
at Hallidie Plaza. Crown Zellerbach 
Plaza and Union Square. On Wednes¬ 
day, the USO also held an open house 
at their new facility in the Oakland 
International Airport 

Military exhibits, demonstrations, 
current and historic equipment (includ¬ 
ing ordnance vehicles) and band per¬ 
formances are open to the public today 
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at both 
Civic Center and Justin Herman Park 
Tomorrow, more demonstrations, 
displays and military band concerts will 
be featured at piers 39. 45, Marina 
Green and Ghirardelli Square, also bet¬ 
ween the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

The military week will conclude 
tomorrow night with a formal, com¬ 
bined Armed Forces Ball at Treasure 

'Spectacular' free air show 
this weekend at Moffett Field 

The public is invited to participate in 
the 1982 Armed Forces Day celebra¬ 
tions at Moffett Field On May 1 5th and 
16th from 9:30 a.m until 4:30 p.m a 
spectacular Free Air Show and Open 
House is scheduled, a spokesman said. 

This year, the featured attraction will 
be the "Canadian Reds" precision 
aerobatic team. The "Canadian Reds" 
perform dazzling aerobatics in their 
customized biplanes with split-second 
precision. This team is made-up of two 
world class pilots who spend many 

hours both performing and rehearsing 
their dual-formation maneuvers. 

Also featured are the following 

-WW II P-51 aerobatic routine 
•Sailplane Ballet 
-NASA demonstration flights 
-SNJ and "Akro" aerobatic perfor¬ 

-California Parachute Club drop 
-Hot Air Balloon races 

(Continued to Page 3) 

Page 2 

Friday, May 


One Navy, with everyone pulling together 

The U S Navy employs almost 320,000 civilians who comprise nearly one-third 
of this service's total manpower 

At Naval Regional Medical Center Oakland the military staff outnumbers civilian 
employees by only about 350 persons. 

Recognizing the importance of the civilian constituency, the Navy Depar 
established a new position at its headquarters in Washington, D C to g 
report news and information of interest to Navy civilians and to tell the fl 
meaningful and often vital contributions to the Navy's mission by ii 

Most civilian employees, here and at other naval bases, are consciemiou 
fully supportive of the sea service and its missions. They provide the very 
continuity necessary to successfully bridging the gap when military pers 
transferred and new ones report, and perhaps more significantly, they all j 
in the command's relationship with the community. 

At this particular medical center military and civilian personnel seem to v 
satisfactorily with each other and lasting friendships are made every day 
Navy tradition and humor, the uniformed members have a nickname 
partners in mufti. They call us "Sandcrabs." probably because we re most 
shore assignments. (Let's hope it doesn't mean we've always got our he; 

It's encouraging to learn that the "powers that be” in the Pentagon belie 
an important element of the Navy team, "One Navy, with everybody in 
together," and it's heartening indeed to know that some positive comnr 
steps are being made. 

'Peace Through Strength^ 

George said it long ago 

George Washington's influence on our country and our lives is well knt 
regarded as America's greatest hero. 

But did you know that "PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH ‘ was also an ess« 
of General Washington's defense policy? His attitude toward a stronc 
defense was aptly expressed way back there in 1793 

"There is a rank due to the United States among nations which will be v. 
if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avcn 
we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most 
ful instruments of our rising prosperity , it must be known that we are at < 
ready for war ." 

A§ it was in 1973, so it is in 1 982 

If you ride a motorcycle, read and heed 

By John R. Dennis, Safety Specialist 

Since Jan 1, 1 982, 1 5 Navy deaths have occurred as the direct result of motor¬ 
cycle accidents. This is two and one half times the number experienced during the 
same period in 1981 Another 99 motorcycle accidents have resulted in lost time inj¬ 
uries. This represents a 37 percent increase in injuries over the same period in 1981 
As might be expected, the majority of accidents happened in fair weather areas 
which are more conducive to motorcycle usage during this time of year. 

The most common causes associated with motorcycle accidents continue to be 

a. Alcohol and excessive speed (ran off road/hit by something). 

b. Lack of operator experience (lost control due to unfamiliarity with equip¬ 

c. Failure by others to see motorcycle rider. 

d. Other drivers violating right of way (run off road/hit by others). 

In order to reduce the rate of increase in motorcycle mishaps, the motorcycle 
driver should become more familiar with the use of protective equipment (helmet, 
eye and face protection and proper clothing), and how to avoid blind spots. Motorcy¬ 
cles have "blind spots" just like cars have When you change lanes, make sure to 
turn your head and look over your shoulder behind you. 

The proper use of brakes is important. Your motorcycle has two brakes. You need 
both of them to stop effectively. Use both brakes every time you slow down or stop, 
and apply both brakes at the same time. 

Even a quick stop may not be enough to keep you from hitting something in your 
path A piece of debris or a pothole might appear suddenly in your path as the car 
ahead passes over it, or the car ahead might stop suddenly. The only way to avoid a 
collision would be with a quick turn The trick to making a quick turn is to get the 
motorcycle to lean quickly in the direction you wish to turn The sharper the turn the 
more you must lean 

Bright colored clothing and reflective helmets help make riders more noticeable 
Yellow, orange and red are the colors most easily seen. The best thing you can do to 
make the motorcycle visible to oncoming drivers is to keep the headlights on, at all 
times Motorcycles become up to one and one-half more noticeable to oncoming dri¬ 
vers when the headlight is turned on during the day 

The best way to stay out of trouble is to see it coming. Experienced riders make a 
practice of looking well ahead In the city they are always looking from one-half to a 
full block ahead. On highways, they look about as far ahead as they can see clearly 

It is extremely dangerous to drink and ride Over half of all highway deaths involve 
the use of alcohol. Riding a motorcycle requires a high degree of skill and judgment. 
It also requires a good sense of balance Alcohol limits these skills. It is particularly 
dangerous to ride at night if you have been drinking Alcohol tends to affect your 
vision It becomes difficult to see things clearly and to judge distance. It is hard 
enough to ride a motorcycle at night when your vision is normal. 

The losses mentioned earlier, if allowed to continue unchecked, will prove 1982 
to be the worst year for motorcycle accidents on record. 

Personnel interested in obtaining assistance in motorcycle training may call the 

Safety Office, Naval Air Station, Alameda, phone 869-2964 They offer 
motorcycle training course, held two times a month on Monday and Tue 

Remember, before traveling, or when in a new location, review local reg 
ensure your best effort in reducing this unacceptable loss of our mos 
resource —people. 

A fish story of a different color 

Why is it trout meat from some trout has a different color than meat * 
other trout? 

People often ask, "Why is it that some trout have white meat and o„ 
meat that is pink?" 

The answer is that trout meat color, which can range from snow white 
is determined by these factors: 

• Political affiliations. 

• What they've been feeding on. 

• Emotional instability (some blush more easily than others). 

• What they’ve been feeding on. 

• Environmental factors. 

• What they've been feeding on 

Trout feeding on pistachio ice cream and cucumber rinds invariably 
meat And hatchery trout, which everywhere are fed a diet of polish 
uncolored marshmallows, have ghastly white flesh 

Hatchery trout also have rounded tails, which come from batting therr 
sides of the cement troughs where they hang out 1 hus. it's easy to tel 
the sharp-tailed (and witted) native trout (Angler's Edge) 


RAOM W M Lone*Q3iv MC USN 
Commanding Officer 

CAPT Joseph P Smyth. MC USN. Director of 
Clinical Services 

CDR frank D Fisher MSC USN. Director of 
Administrative Services 

Editor Betty Beck 

Clerk Pat Heaphy 

Photography HM1 Garry Silk 

MM2 Larry MarcNonda 

THE OAK LEAF is published b«v* 
day produced commercially with 
funds in compliance with NNPfl P-3 
1974 Deadline for copy is Wedne 
the week prior to publication 

Opinions contained herein are 
expressions of the Department of 
OAK LEAf receives American Foa 
vice and Navy News material 

Contributions from both staff arv 
welcomed and should be addressed 
of the OAK LEAF Naval Regional Mr 
Oakland. CA 94627 

fridav. May 14, 1982 


Page 3 

i\|RS drive 


Enthusiasm and support for the 
levy Relief Society drive currently 
mderway at Oak Knoll remains high for 
he annual campaign that typifies the 
,dage that ‘the Navy takes care of its 

Once again, the dramatic color night 
‘ noto of the hospital, mounted and in 
1x14 size, is on sale, with proceeds 
«yond printing costs going to the 
oc'iety The photo is on display at both 
he Information Desk in the main lobby 
rtd at the Navy Exchange It sells for 
' ; 20 . 

Additional keypersons have been 
ppointed by Nursing Service. They are 
; (yi3 Charles McNally, HR Jack Means. 
TJG Susan Basile, HM3 Rosemary 
lichols. HN Barbara Miller, HM3 

! chael Hogg. LCDR Margaret Burns 
d LCDR Peggy Manne. 

I fob opening 

I Applications will be accepted 
trough Monday by Civilian Personnel 
jrvice for the job of Therapeutic 
adiologic Technologist, GS-7 in 
idiology Service at this command 
Four years of specialized and one 
lar of general experience are required. 
:)plicants will be evaluated in their skill 
positioning patients for a wide 
inety of difficult treatments, and for 
lowledge of radiation protection 
andards, devices and techniques, 
atomy and physiology and basic 
.ysics, and therapeutic exposure 

Detailed information may be 
itained from Maurine Tinsley at Ext 

ector, Keaton 

ew X-ray grads 



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Certificates will be presented this 
riling in the CO's office by Rear 
niral Walter M Lonergan, Com- 
.] ding Officer, and Captain Robert L. 
jts. Chief of Radiology, to the two 
st recent graduates of Basic X-Ray 
moot —Hospital Corpsman Third 
ss Gordian A Rector and Hospital- 
n Anthony E Keaton 
The two successfully completed five 
teks of didactic training and six 
;aks practical rotation at the X-Ray 
^artment of the Moffett Field Branch 
lie Class honorperson Rector had a 
actic grade of 97 44. 

3 etty Officer Rector will next be 
iigned to NRMC Jacksonville, Fla , 
iile Hospitalman Keaton will see new 
!y at the Fayetteville branch clinic, 
"folk, Va 

9item activities 

^n Operational Medicine Seminar 
||i be held on Tuesday and Wednes- 
' /. June 1 -2, at the Officers' Club. All 
I urns and dental general practice resi- 
| nts are required to attend. 

The annual intern picnic is scheduled 
Thursday, June 3 and the intern 
iil and farewell" party will be held at 
Officers' Club on Friday, June 25. 
ncoming interns will commence 
ir training here at 8 a m. on July 1 

Armed Forces 
Day message 

CUTTING IT CLOSE—The Canadian Reds, in close formation, fly their Pitts S- 
S-2A customized biplanes. Team members Rod Ellis and Bill Cowan are airline 
pilots whose hobby is aerobatical flying. See them at the Moffett Air Show. 

Moffett Air Show-- 

(Continued from Page 1) 

There will also be many static dis¬ 
play aircraft ranging from WW II war- 
birds to the latest fighter and attack 
aircraft flown by the armed forces 

In addition, there will be many 
exhibits, displays and performances 
such as the National Air Racing Group, 
the West Valley Flying Club and many 
others; military bands, California Air 
National Guard Band, the "Spirit of 
Sunnyvale" marching band, bar¬ 
bershop quartets, hot air balloon rides 
and drill teams. These will be set up 
inside the historic landmark. Hangar 

This impressive structure was built 
as the home of the airship USS Macon 
in 1933 and is now used as the main 
center for all Pacific Fleet patrol 
squadron replacement training. 

The Air Show will be a terrific outing 
for the family. It's right here in the Bay 
Area Aircraft enthusiasts can get 
together and enjoy the shows and 
exhibits in historical surroundings. 
There is no cost for admission or park¬ 

Air Show Schedule of Events 
(For both Saturday, May 15 and Sun¬ 
day, May 16) 

Training slated 
to prevent 

The Department of the Navy and 
Office of Personnel Management have 
issued policy statements and guidelines 
for the prevention of sexual harass¬ 

To comply with and support the 
Department of the Navy policy. 
NRMCO will begin prevention of sexual 
harassment training in July Additional 
information will be disseminated by the 
Equal Employment Opportunity Office. 

Department of the Navy, Office of 
Personnel Management and Naval 
Regional Medical Center, Oakland sex¬ 
ual harassment policy statements are 
posted on all official bulletin boards 
throughout the command 

9:30 a m —Gate officially opens 
10 a m —Hot Air Balloon Race 
10:45 am —Drill Team perfor¬ 

11:15 a m —Band Concert 
12:30 p.m. — Opening Ceremonies 
Welcome by Capt. Andrew C.A. Jam- 

Presentation of the Colors and the 
National Anthem 

Parachutists land near reviewing area 
Canadian Reds Aerobatic Team Open¬ 
ing performance 

12:45 p.m —Canadian Red solo 

1 p.m —Sailplane Ballet by Dave 

1:15 p.m —QSRA demonstration 
flight (NASA's Short Takeoff Airplane) 
1:30 p.m —Demonstration flight by 
NASA's Y03A "Quiet" Airplane and 
AH1G Helicopter 

1:40 p.m—Refueling demonstra¬ 
tion by C-130 and HH-3 (1 29th ARRG, 
California Air National Guard) 

1:50 p.m. —SNJ Aerobatic 
demonstration by Bob Nottke 

Each Armed Forces Day our 
nation pauses to give special honor 
and recognition to the men and 
women of our Armed Services This 
fitting tribute conveys America's 
great pride in those of you who 
serve with that spirit of selfless 
sacrifice so that freedom can be 
preserved For over two centuries, 
our uniformed personnel have 
willingly stepped forward, each in 
their turn, to pay the patriots' price 
for maintaining America's unique 
dream. In both peace and war 
Americans in uniform—and their 
families—have given whatever was 
required to keep our nation strong 

Thank God for these many fine 
people. You are certainly among the 
most magnificent of our national 
assets —absolutely dedicated, 
selflessly loyal, exceptionally 
skilled — Strong and Ready. 
Americans everywhere join with me 
today in a salute to you, our 
uniformed men and women—and in 
acknowledging the immense debt 
our country owes to our soldiers, 
sailors, airmen, and marines. 
Thankfully, America has now begun 
to give much-increased recognition 
of the vital sacrifices and contribu¬ 
tions you make to our society. 

To each of you wonderful people 
in the Navy-Marine Corps team— 
and to the members of your 
families—I send my best wishes and 
hearty congratulations for a job well 

John Lehman 
Secretary of the Navy 

2 p.m —Stephens Akro Aerobatic 
demonstration by Joann Nottke 

2:10 p.m. —California Parachute 
Club demonstration 

2:25 p.m. — Mountain rescue 
helicopter demonstration 

2:35 p.m —NASA Tilt Rotor 

2:45 p.m.—NASA Helo Heavy Lift 
2:55 p.m —Pararescue demonstra¬ 
tion—129th ARRG 

3:05 p.m —WW II P-51 Aerobatic 
demonstration by Bob Love 

3:20 p.m —Quiet Helo demonstra¬ 
tion by Hughes Aircraft 

3:30 p.m. —Police Helo Emergency 
Medical demonstration 

3:40 p.m.—Canadian Reds Aero¬ 
batic exhibition flight 

4 p.m —Show ends 

5 p.m —Gates close 

"PASS IN REVIEW"—This nearly 200-man Army marching unit steps out 
smartly before reviewing officials in last year's Armed Forces Day parade in 
downtown San Francisco. 


Page 4 


MSI Lopez named 
Sailor of Month 

MSI Avelino Lopez 

Mess Management Specialist First 
Class Avelino G. Lopez, assistant 
manager of the Bachelor Enlisted Quar¬ 
ters (Bldg 501), is Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland's Sailor of the 
Month for April. 

He was cited for professional excel¬ 
lence, military bearing, initiative and 
devotion to duty, and is said to have 
had a tremendously positive influence 
on his peer group. 

"This is my first duty station with 
Hospital Corps personnel, so I was 
naturally surprised and very happy to 
be selected," Petty Officer Lopez said 

He has been stationed at Oak Knoll 
for 22 months and has nearly 12 years' 
service. He will soon be transferred to 
NMCB 4 (Seabees), Port Hueneme, 
where he will serve as either food ser¬ 
vice or BEQ manager. 

Lopez expects to make the Navy a 
career until retirement time Previous 
duty has been aboard the USS HOEL 
(DDG 13), NAS Meridian, Miss ; VA 
1 55, NAS Lemoore; USS ROOSEVELT 
(CVA-42), and USS KILAUEA (AE 26) 
His decorations include National 
Defense. Vietnam Service, Vietnam 
Campaign, two Good Conducts, Com¬ 
bat Action;, Korean Expeditionary and 
Commendation Unit. 

In his off-duty time he is active in the 
Men's Club of St. Basil's Church in 
Vallejo where he makes his home with 
his wife Angie and daughters April, 6, 
and Tisha, 1 Hobbies include playing 
basketball and automotive mechanics. 

Petty Officer Lopez is the son of 
Benjamin Lopez and the late Feliza 
Lopez of Pampanga, P. I 

Insurance dividend rumors false 

The Veterans Administration 
reminds all veterans living in Northern 
California that there is no truth to the 
stories circulating that veterans can 
apply to the VA for a special insurance 
dividend The rumors or "hoax" con¬ 
tinue to cause confusion among the 
veteran population and are costly to the 

There was a special dividend dec¬ 
lared in 1 948, but all action was termi¬ 
nated on this special dividend by an act 
of the Congress. The only dividends 
paid on Government life insurance 
policies are to veterans of World War I, 
World War II and the Korean Conflict 
who have continued their Government 
life insurance in force. Policies on 
which dividends are currently paid have 
one of the following prefixes: "K", 
"V," "RS." "W," "J." "JR," and 

These dividends, declared annually 
around the first of the year, are almost 
always paid on the anniversary dates of 

in-force policies. A veteran holding 
such life insurance need not apply for 
the annual dividend as it is paid 

Drug trafficker 
found guilty 

On April 9 a Navy man was sen¬ 
tenced by a military judge to three 
years at hard labor, forfeiture of all pay 
and allowances and dishonorable dis¬ 
charge from the naval service. The sen¬ 
tence was pronounced by a court-mar¬ 
tial which found him guilty of possess¬ 
ing illegal drugs with intent to dis¬ 

The sailor, a fireman recruit attached 
to a guided missile cruiser, was impli¬ 
cated in a "controlled buy" aboard the 
ship, in which he sold marijuana to 
crew members who were cooperating 
with government investigators. 

REAL-L-Y READY!—When Lieutenant Commander Louise George (center) and 
Lieutenant Maureen Clary came to Captain Jan Emal's office to report on the 
Operational Readiness Course they recently completed in Quantico, Va.. they 
dressed for the occasion in camouflage uniforms and combat boots, much to 
the nursing director's amusement. The two Oak Knoll nurses were among 40 
Navy nurses from throughout the nation who gained experience in helicopter 
evacuation and techniques for performing in the field. The April 19-23 exer¬ 
cises featured night triage and simulated attack. 

Friday, May 14, 1 

— Disciplinary actions — 







Charges and Specifications 
April 22 

Violation of Article 1 34, UCMJ, 

General Article 

Violation of Article 86, UCMJ, 
Unauthorized Absence 
Violation of Article 86, UCMJ, 
Unauthorized Absence 
Violation of Article 86 (2 specs). 


10 days extra duties 

Reduction in rate to E-1 

Reduction in rate to E-1 


Forfeiture of $50 for tw 
Unauthorized Absence; Violation of Article months; reduction in rat 
92 (2 specs). Disobedience of a Lawful Order, E-1 (reduction suspende 
Violation of Article 134, General Article 120 days) 

April 29 

Violation of Article 86, UCMJ, Forfeiture of $50 for 

Unauthorized Absence month. Extra duties fo 


Affirmative action plan revised 

ADM Thomas B. Hayward, Chief of 
Naval Operations, recently announced 
steps to update the Navy's Affirmative 
Action Plan. The CNO emphasized that 
equal opportunity in the Navy is not 
merely reflective of a federal legal 
requirement, but reflects the Navy's 
desire to attract capable people of all 
backgrounds and fully develop the 
abilities of servicemembers already on 

Explaining the revision, ADM 
Hayward said, "The Navy has spon¬ 
sored mandatory affirmative action 
programs for the past 10 years Many 

Women assigned 

The Navy has begun permanent 
assignment of women to Diego Garcia. 
The first contingent of three officers 
and 32 enlisted women arrived on the 
island April 5. It is expected that 
women, those permanently assigned 
and those on temporary additional duty 
with rotation units, will eventually make 
up about 10 percent of Diego Garcia's 
uniformed population. 

Although women had been attached 
temporarily to units on the island as 
early as last summer, permanent 
assignment had not been made 
because appropriate accommodations, 
medical facilities and ship's store 
merchandise had not been available. 
These items are now considered ade¬ 

A final total of 192 enlisted women 
and four to six women officers will 

VADM Foley named 

Secretary of Defense Caspar Wein¬ 
berger announced April 27 that the 
President has nominated VADM 
Sylvester R Foley. Jr., for appointment 
to the rank of admiral and assignment 
as Commander in Chief, U S. Pacific 

VADM Foley currently serves as 
senior Navy member of the Military 
Staff Committee of the United Nations 
and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations 
(Plans, Policy and Operations). 

Legal help available 

Recent changes to the law on drunk 
driving have made penalties much 
more severe, including a greatly 
increased chance of going to jail. 

The best advice remains Do not 
drink and drive. However, if you are 
arrested for driving while drunk, see a 
legal assistance officer for advice 

of the actions prescribed in e 
plans have achieved their objec 
and are no longer needed. 0 
require continued effort. New initial 
have been introduced in the 1982 
to improve further our equal o,l 
tunity performance. 

ADM Hayward called on Navy s 
bers to demonstrate their commit 
to equal opportunity through per 
example, and concluded. "Equal or 
tunity will prevail in the Navy no 
because it is part of our military pr . 
sionalism and discipline, but beca 1 . 
is right." jj’ 

to Diego Garcia I 

eventually be ordered to billet 
Diego Garcia. 

Sixteen enlisted women each r 
will be added to the original 32 urvr 
final total is reached One-year, < ' 
companied tours are open to worn 
most ratings. Those women intern i 
in assignment should contact 
detailers for more information. 

Volunteers recruiter 
for counselor rating 

Qualified first and second r 
petty officers, "who are willim i 
accept the challenge of helping p< j 
to plan their future in the Navy, .i 
being asked to switch to the I 
Counselor rating. The call for v 
teers marks the first time that ; j 
members in paygrade E-5 have 3 
allowed to convert to that rating, g 

Navy counselors have been <1 
factor in recruiting and retention 
cesses, according to Comma) 1 
Navy Military Personnel Cornu n 
(CNMPC) The need for addii I 
counselors now must be met by I 

Those wishing to convert mu. f 
first or second class petty office a 
their second enlistment. They mu- 
have any disciplinary action in m 
records for the last two years and 
agree to remain on active duty fo 1 » 
years after changing ratine - 
"Special Duty Request" (N£' 
1306 7) must be completed tc ; 
the process 

Several factors will be consider ; 
CNMPC. These include pre> •• 
expenence as a Career Counse 
Command Retention Team Mei «i\, 
performance as a recruiter, other || 
seling experience (civilian work o 
and alcohol rehabilitation), p 
mance in the applicant - s presei 
and military appearance 

More information on lateral cc 
sion to the Navy Counselor 
appears in NAVOP 44 82 ol Ap 


Page 5 


'V * May 14, 1982 

«•» I-" i i « 

rtw low in vet population 


number of veterans has 
ed for the first time in 16 years, 
and other data on veterans and 
< is progams have been compiled 
/eterans Administration in a 52- 
> aooklet. Trend Data 1957- 
Prepared by the Agency's 
c of Reports and Statistics, the 
overs 25 years of data 
^ lights 

r number of veterans has 
5 ed from an estimated 30,118 - 
t n all-time high, to 30,083,000 
here has been an almost con- 
ncrease in the number of visits 
for outpatient medical care, 
illy by the aging veteran popula- 
•er the past 25 years—from 3 3 
• /isits in 1957 to 1 7 9 million in 

1 1 1.599 in 1958 to 66,376 in 1981, 
a 41 percent drop. 

The VA, and VA-supported, nursing 
home care average daily census has 
increased from a low of 324 in 1965 
to a high of 22,347 in 1981 

Copies of "Trend Data 1957-81" 
may be obtained free of charge, while 
the supply lasts, by writing the Office 
of Reports and Statistics (70). 
Veterans Administration, 810 Vermont 
Avenue. N W , Washington. D C 

Navy to recruit 
more women 

v,tal VA expenditures have 
1 doubled since 1972 increasing. 
: ,ears. 298 percent to $25 2 bil- 


xpenditures by VA for medical 
-ns have increased 615 percent 
ears, from less than $1 billion to 

otal employment in the 
. ns Administration has increased 
ercent, to 232.417 employees, 

. years. The number of full-time 
ans. since 1957. has increased 
tal of 6.849 an increase of 47 
I it. 

t he number of veterans receiving 
Insation has increased, in 25 
• to 2,279,070, a 10 percent 

he average number of VA 
r. il operating beds has decreased 
in 1958 peak of 121,201 to a 
low of 82,079 

. he average daily patient census 
hospitals has dropped from 

The Navy will move ahead with a 
planned increase in the number of 
female officers to 6.400 and enlisted 
women from the current 35,000 to 
45.000 by FY 1985 Medical Depart¬ 
ment enlisted women will be increased 
to 4,500 by FY 1985. 

These increases support Secretary 
of Defense Caspar Weinberger's 
memorandum to all service secretaries, 
which stated that women in the military 
are a very important part of our total 
force capability. Qualified women are 
essential to obtaining the numbers of 
quality people to maintain the readiness 
of our forces. 

In recent interview. Secretary of the 
Navy John F. Lehman, Jr. stated that 
we have a reasonably ambitious goal to 
expand the role of women. We aim to 
do everything within the law to create a 
clear path for professional progres¬ 
sion — HMCM S.W. Brown, Force 
Master Chief 


;■ . 


Small Business Week, 1982 


By the President of the United States of America 

A Proclamation 

Small buainesa is the cornerstone of our free enterprise system and since the 
birth of this country has represented opportunity, independence, and the 
fulfillment of dreams for generations of Americans. 

Combining the dynamic forces of individual initiative with an alertness to 
consumer needs, small business increases the flexibility of our economic 
system and is a leading source of innovation and technological advancement 
for much of our industry. 

We are indebted to small business for its contributions to our success as a 
nation and dependent on Its progress and vitality for our economic well-being. 
Small firms employ over half of the labor force and are leaders in employment 
creation and innovation: they also play an important role In expanding 
economic opportunities for women and minorities. 

While small business is at the heart of our competitive system. It has been 
increasingly hobbled in recent years by excessive government regulation and 
taxation. We are currently addressing these problems through our programs 
for economic recovery. Our goal is to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and 
to help usher in a new era of growth for small business Toward that end, "The 
State of Small Business: A Report of the President” was sent to the Congress 
on March 1. 1982. It outlines key recommendations of this Administration. 

Historically, small firms have enioyed a special relationship with their com¬ 
munities Now they not only will be leaders in the renaissance of their 
communities but also will be in the forefront of revitalizing the economy and 
bringing a new sense of direction to the American people. 

NOW, THEREFORE. I RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim the week beginning May 9. 1982, as Small 
Business Week I call upon every American to join me in this tribute 

LN WITNESS WHEREOF. I have hereunto set my hand this 5th day of April in 
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-two. and of the Independ¬ 
ence of the United States of America the two hundred and sixth. 


n h : * 

,j * 2 i ’ zrzrx* trsrr sr? srararaafE'J 

T5 years af Oak Knott 

Helen Rutz honored 
upon federal retirement 

Mrs Helen Rutz, former secretary to 
the Chairman of Anesthesiology, was 
honored with two recent retirement 

About 35 friends and coworkers 
from other departments took her and 
her two daughters to lunch in the Tri¬ 
dent Room of the Alameda Naval Air 
Station Officers’ Club on April 29. 
There she received a golf bag to carry 
her recently purchased clubs, and a 
lovely floral arrangement. 

Anesthesiology Service hosted a 
Sunday Brunch in her honor at His 
Lordship's on the Berkeley Marina on 
May 2,where she was presented an 
authentic ship's bell engraved with her 
name and a phrase complimenting her 
service for "guiding Anesthesiology 
through calm and troubled waters for 
1 5 years." Nearly 40 persons attended 
the function. 

"This has been the best place in the 
world to work," Helen said upon depar¬ 
ture from Oak Knoll on April 30. "It's 
really been a great job, and I hate leav¬ 
ing the people." Her husband is retired, 
however, she explained.and she wants 
to spend more time with him 

The couple lives in Castro Valley. 
They are parents of two daughters and 
one son, and grandparents of a two- 
year-old girl. 



Helen Rutz 

Helen's civil service totaled nearly 
17 years. Her only other federal 
employment was with the Veterans' 
Hospital in Livermore. 

She reports she plans to spend her 
leisure in "reading, sleeping, traveling, 
and tending to my roses and violets " 
She is also taking golf lessons 

Discount fares underutilized 

Servicemembers are not taking full 
advantage of special half-fare airline 
tickets, according to the Military Traffic 
Management Command (MTMC). An 
April 19 message from the command 
said, "We continue to receive evidence 
that many personnel on active duty are 
unaware of the special fares and their 
significance." The message described 
the tickets as "one of the most 
generous benefits ever offered to the 
Armed Forces by American industry." 

Active duty military personnel are 
offered a 50 percent discount on 
coach class fares for most major U S. 
Airlines. The discount is available on 

domestic (non-overseas) flights only 
Servicemembers may be required to 
show their green, active-duty I D. card 
at the time of purchase, though travel 
in uniform is not required 

The fares have been in effect for the 
past year-and-a-half and are a dra¬ 
matic improvement over the 25 per¬ 
cent discount previously offered 
Tickets may be advertised as "Fur¬ 
lough Fare," "Leave Fare," or "YM" 
fare. They provide the traveler with a 
reserved seat, and may be bought at 
any travel agency, airline ticket office 
or Scheduled Airlines Traffic Office 

Navy honored for drug abuse program 

The U. S. Navy was honored April 
1 7 for its "significant contribution to 
bettering our understanding of drug 
problems and inspiring the work of 
those trying to reclaim victims whose 
lives might be ruined by untreated 
abuse." The award was presented by 
"Today, Inc.," A private, non-profit 
organization which provides 
therapeutic services for youth and 
young adults involved in drug or 
alcohol abuse. 

"Today. Inc." President Joseph F. 
Catania, in a letter to Secretary of the 
Navy John Lehman, wrote, "We wish 
to recognize the value of the Navy's 
new 'get tough' policy in dealing with 
drug abuse Your forthright action in 
identifying pushers and punishing 
offenders will eliminate those who risk 
the lives of their comrades when they 
are unable to perform critical duties 
because they are under the influence of 

Catania said he felt that the Navy 
program would have a positive effect 
on those in the civilian sector looking 
for leadership and examples to incor¬ 
porate in their own programs to 
counter drug abuse He went on to 
praise the Navy's role in efforts to 
interdict drug smuggling operations, 
calling it "an example for cooperation 
among all government agencies." 

Principal Deputy to the Assistant 
Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and 

Reserve Affairs) J. Ronald Denny, 
accepted the award on behalf of the 

Virginia Stoddert Kendle, the first 
woman to be accepted as a volunteer 
for naval service, died recently in a Los 
Angeles, Calif., Hospital. 

Mrs. Kendle enlisted in the 
"Yeomanettes" in 1917, becoming a 
secretary to Navy Secretary Josephus 
Daniels, and to then-Assistant Secre¬ 
tary of the Navy Franklin Delano 

Mrs. Kendle was the great-great- 
granddaughter of Benjamin Stoddert, 
the country's first Secretary of the 
Navy for Presidents John Adams and 
Thomas Jefferson. 

Navy's first woman 
volunteer dies in LA 

Page 6 


30 years in Navy 

Senior chaplain to retire 

Captain Marlin D Seiders, Chief of 
Pastoral Care Service, will leave Oak 
Knoll May 21 and officially retire June 
1 after more than 30 years' duty in the 
U S. Navy He has no immediate plans, 
but expects to travel for a time 

Chaplain Seiders arrived at Naval 
Regional Medical Center, Oakland, last 
summer from a three-year assignment 
as Special Assistant for Pastoral Care 
to the U S. Navy Surgeon General. 

While here the senior chaplain 
instituted a Management by Objec¬ 
tives' Program of Ministry, with 
emphasis on patients, staff, families 
and student populations. At the Bureau 
of Medicine and Surgery he developed 
a hospital ministry clinical education 
course for reserve chaplains and spon¬ 
sored a like program at this medical 

Born in Middletown, Pa., and edu¬ 
cated at Lebanon Valley College and 
United Theological Seminary, he was 
ordained in 1949 by the Central Pen¬ 
nsylvania Conference of the United 
Methodist Church and served parishes 
at two Pennsylvania cities before 
pursuing postgraduate studies at Tem¬ 
ple University and earning a master of 
theology degree from Harvard Univer¬ 
sity In 1973, Lebanon Valley College 
confered upon him the degree of doc¬ 
tor of divinity. More recent studies and 
research have been in sociometry and 
organizational development. 

Entering on active duty with the 
Navy as a Lieutenant (junior grade) in 
October 1951, he was assigned, 
progressively with Naval Training 
Center, Bainbridge, Md.; Escort 
Destroyer Squadron Six in the Atlantic 
and Pacific Fleets, and the Naval Train¬ 
ing Center, San Diego. Upon comple¬ 
tion of duty under instruction at Har¬ 
vard in 1957, the chaplain served with 
the Third Marine Division on Okinawa. 

In 1 958 he returned to the Pacific 
Fleet for duty aboard USS PRAIRIE 


Navy Achievement Medals 

RP2 Brian Carroll 
HM2 John R Kercheval 

Letters of Commendation 
CDR Helen Pike. NC 
LCDR William Runyon, MC 
HM2 Charles Frye 

Civilian Length of 
Service Award 

Nancy Gilliland, formerly of Operating 
Management, 15 years 

Letter of Appreciation 
LCDR Melvin Hary. CHC 

Commander Selectees 
William C. Bergman, MC 
Mark Jacobs, MC 
Mark M H Lau, MC 
Alfred J. Mateczun, MC 
Jeffrey P McBride, MC 

Former intern here 
into clinic delivery 

LT Thomas E Marfing, one of Oak 
Knoll's 1981 graduating interns now 
assigned to the Atsugi Naval Air Facility 
Clinic in Japan, has assisted in the birth 
of about seven babies since his arrival 
there last July 

Although most expectant mothers 
at the air facility go to Yokosuka for 
delivery where a Navy obstetrician is 
stationed, weather conditions and time 
considerations often do not make that 

In the most recent clinic delivery. Dr 
Marfing and CW02 Steve L. Parrish, 
physician's assistant, assisted in the 
delivery of an early arriving, but healthy 
baby boy. 

Chaplain M.D. Seiders 

(AD-1 5) and was then assigned a tour 
at Naval Hospital, St. Albans, N. Y. 
Other duty assignments have included 
Pearl Harbor, NAS Lemoore, Republic 
of Vietnam; Guantanamo Bay and 
Naval War College, where he was a 
student. Subsequent tours provided 
the officer with extensive supervisory 
responsibilities as Force Chaplain, 
Naval Air Force, Pacific; Senior Chap¬ 
lain, Fleet Support Office, Athens, 
Greece; Fleet Chaplain, Commander in 
Chief, U. S. Naval Forces Europe, and 
Fleet Chaplain, U S Atlantic Fleet. 

For meritorious service as Force 
Chaplain, Naval Air Force Pacific, he 
was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a 
second Navy Commendation Medal, 
and for service as Atlantic Fleet Chap¬ 
lain, he earned the Meritorious Service 

He is married to the former Nancy 
Jean Deimler, Ph D. Their only child. 
Lieutenant Commander M.D Seiders, 
Jr., is an attorney with the Navy Judge 
Advocate General Corps. 

Chaplain Seiders' replacement will 
be Captain L. Wayne Rushing, who was 
once before stationed at the medical 
center. He is expected to report in late 

Hari C. Puri, MC 
Tasneem A Raja, MC 
James K. Schmitt, MC 
Patricia M. Mailander, NC 
David E. Figgins, NC 

Good Conduct Awards 
HM2 Roger McNabb 
HM2 Russell Schwartz 
HM2 Michael Stoecklein 
HM2 Margaret Stoecklein 
HM2 Victor Lopez 
HM3 Gary Gilson 
HM3 Cleda Houmes 
HM3 Abraham Jacob 
HM2 Brian Bush 
HM2 Karl Brown 
HM2 Martin Geer 
HM2 James Anson 
HM3 Brian Roberts 
DT2 Michael Mallorca 

HM3 Elpidio Salanga 

Veterans Ask 

Q —I've just moved and am wonder¬ 
ing if the Post Office will forward my 
VA compensation check to my new 

A —Yes. Checks issued under laws 
administered by the VA may be for¬ 
warded if the payee has moved and 
filed a regular change of address with 
the U S Postal Service However 
there is a time limit that the Post Office 
will forward VA payments You should 
notify your nearest VA office of your 
new address as soon as possible You 
might also consider contacting your 
bank to have your VA payments 
deposited directly to your account. 

Friday, May 


Retires July 1 

Monday last day here 
for CAPT Rasmussen 


Captain Bruce D Rasmussen, a Navy 
physician who spent his first five years 
in the service as a line officer, will 
depart this command on May 17 and 
officially retire from the Navy July 1 

Dr. Rasmussen, Assistant Chairman 
of the Department of Ophthalmology 
and Acting Chairman since February, 
plans to open a private practice in La 
Jolla, Calif. 

Originally from Mason City, Iowa, he 
earned a bachelor of science from Iowa 
State University and was commis¬ 
sioned an ensign in the Navy via the 
NROTC Program in June 1958 He 
then served aboard the USS SHANGRI- 
LA (CVA-38) in the gunnery depart¬ 
ment and as Special Services Officer 
and Officer of the Deck in port and 

From 1961 to 1963, he was an 
instructor of English, history and 
government at the U S. Naval 
Academy, Annapolis, Md Released 
from active duty and transferred to the 
Naval Reserve as a lieutenant, he next 
completed studies at the University of 
Kansas School of Medicine, earned his 
M D., and was recommissioned in the 
same rank as a Medical Corps officer in 

CAPT Bruce Rasmussen 

He completed a rotating internship 
and ophthalmology residency at Naval 
Regional Medical Center (NRMC), San 
Diego. Following duty included NRMC 

Long Beach, NRMC Naples and F 

Dr. Rasmussen is board certifi;> 
the American Board of Ophthalm 
and a fellow of the American Aca« 
of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngi 
and the American College of Sun 

He and his wife Patricia are p< 
of three—Lisa, 15, Stephanie, 12 
Scott, 10. 



Comings and Goings 

11: ui 


"Fair winds and following seas" 
to the following personnel who have 
recently departed this command: 

CAPT Charles Benninger, MC, 

CDR Helen Pike, NC, to Long Beach. 

LCDR William Runyon, MC, to 
NRMC Charleston. 

LCDR Melvin Hary, CHC, to Guam. 

Ms. Nancy Gilliland, transferred to 
NAS Alameda. 

Mrs. Helen Rutz, retired. 

HM2 Karl Brown, released from 
active duty. 

HM3 Raymond Thompson, released 
from active duty. 

HN Thomas Spracklin, released from 
active duty. 

HM3 Michael Kellett, to Naval 
Amphibious School, Coronado 

FR Michael Walsh, released from 
active duty. 

HM2 Charles M. Frye, to 2nd Mar 

HM2 Michael Wagan, released from 
active duty. 

HM3 Patrick Briggs, to Aerospace 
Medical Institute, Pensacola. 

HM3 Elpedio Salanga, to USS HEC¬ 
TOR (AR-7). 

HM3 Romano Roberson, Ni 

HM3 David Gauthier. Nursmg 

HN Roosevelt Wardell, Nursing 

HM3 Loida Malinis, Main 

HM3 Shawn Sutliff. Nursing Se 

Musical messag 
on anti-drug use 

"Welcome aboard" to newly arrived: 
LT Michele J. Scott-Beach, NC 
ENS James R Hunter. II, NC 
LT David Efimetz, CHC, ACDUTRA. 
ENS Ronald Logan, MSC, Pharmacy. 
HA Timothy O'Connell, Nursing Ser¬ 

HN Beverly Hall, Nursing Service. 

HA Jacqueline Doverich, Nursing 

HM3 Ivan Morales, Nursing Service 
HN Lisa Bralliar, Nursing Srvice. 
HM2 Ted Scott, Laboratory Service 
HM1 Kerry Foster, Drug and Alcohol 
Program Advisor. 

HM3 Renato Ramirez, Pharmacy 
HM3 Susan Wainman, Nursing Ser¬ 

Sostenes Flores, Nursing Ser- 

A musical show with an anti¬ 
theme is being performed nation 
by young Navy men and women 
Naval Technical Training Center, ( 
Lakes, III. The show was conceived 
student at the center who wants' 
demonstrate that not all sailors 'i 
involved, or wanted to be invoi 
with drug use. Positive alternative 
drugs are highlighted in the hour-i 
a-half performance, which will r 
appearances at the Navy base 
Memphis, Tenn., San Diego, Calif., 
Orlando and Pensacola. Fla 




The program features the mus 
performers who have died of i 
overdoses and reminds audience: 
the waste of talent and life that 
abuse causes Songs made famou I 
Janis Joplin, the Blues Brothers. - 
Garland and Marilyn Monro« 
featured, along with those of mus> 

who have rejected drugs and t 
positive ways of using their abiliti- i 





A Chicago-area television st! 
broadcast portions of the si 
recently The station described the 
formance as a refreshing approa 
combating drug abuse 

Michael Maloney, Special Ser- 

pirf av M*V 14 198 _ 2 


Page 7 

Mew VA mortgage plan 
allows less down payment 

Veterans Administration-guaranteed 
Graduated Payment Mortgages (GPM) 
a re now available with lower downpay¬ 
ments (or new home purchases the 
yA has announced 

The new program is part of the 
Veterans' Disability Compensation, 
libusing. and Memorial Benefits 
Amendments passed by Congress last 

Under the GPM monthly payments 
SIB lower for the first few years than 
the corresponding monthly payments 
on a traditional mortgage for the same 


In a GPM mortgage a portion of the 
interest due on the loan each month is 
deferred and added to the principal 
balance of the loan This is done during 
jfr early years In a traditional 

Dr. Benninger retires from Navy 

mortgage, all the interest and a portion 
of the principal are scheduled to be 
paid each month 

After a set number of years, the 
payments become a constant amount 
for the duration of the loan. From that 
point on. each scheduled loan payment 
includes all of the interest due plus a 
portion of the principal, as in a tradi¬ 
tional mortgage 

The VA will guarantee only those 
GPMs which feature annual payment 
increases of 7 5 percent, implemented 
on each annual anniversary date of the 
loan, for the first five years. 

On new homes, the downpayment 
with a Veterans Administration GPM 
may be as low as 2.5 percent of the 
sale price or reasonable value of the 
property, whichever is lower 

Bring no longer needed items 
I to base flea market to earn $ 

The Naval Regional Medical Center 
fficers Auxiliary will sponsor a flea 
isrket in the Oak Knoll Officers' Club 
arking lot from 11 a m. to 6 p.m. on 
iday, June 4. 

All military families of the command 
e invited to participate if they'd like to 
some extra money and clean out 
closets and garages of unused, 
serviceable articles. To reserve a 
ace. call either Nancy Harris at 582- 

9463 or Roseann Tedesco, 982- 
3641 A charge of $3 per space will go 
into the auxiliary's fund for phi¬ 
lanthropic projects Mrs. Harris said 
some display tables are available for 
those who reserve early. 

All profits from the sale of the 
merchandise will go to the seller and all 
personnel, military and civilian, are 
invited to shop the flea market during 
the day of the sale 

Medical Corps Captain Charles J. 
Benninger III, Assistant Chairman of 
Dermatology Service, has detached 
from the command to retire after more 
than 23 years' service in the Navy. 

Dr Benninger told us he plans to 
"play for a few months," possibly visit 
his daughter in Australia, and then set 
up private practice in October in 
Newport, Ore, a small coastal town 60 
miles from Corvallis. He will leave the 
San Francisco Bay Area as soon as his 
home is sold. 

A native Californian, born in Oroville, 
the physician received a bachelor of 
arts from Stanford in 1958. completed 
Officer Candidate School and was 
commissioned an ensign in the Navy 
the following year He served the line as 
an Air Intelligence Officer with Carrier 
Air Groups 5 and 19 during the 1959- 
62 time frame. 

After obtaining his M. D. from 
University of California San Francisco 
School of Medicine, he served a rotat¬ 
ing internship at the naval hospital in 
San Diego, followed by duty as flight 
surgeon with Fleet Air Wing Two. 

Returning to San Diego in 1970, he 
completed a three-year residency in 
dermatology and in a following billet 
served in that specialty with Naval 
Regional Medical Center, Camp 

Dr. Benninger joined the Oak Knoll 
staff in 1975. 

He is board-certified by the 
American Board of Dermatology and a 
member of five professional societies. 
He was published in the Bulletin of the 
Association of Military Dermatologists 
with a paper on tropical medicine. 

'A to conduct 'Agent Orange' physical exams 

Arrangements have been made with 
Veterans Administration to conduct 
(sical examinations of all personnel, 
cdmg those on active duty, who 
have been exposed to "Agent 

Orange" (a herbicide used during com¬ 
bat operations in Viet Nam). 

r it 

Personnel desiring such an examina¬ 
tion may write to the following: 

Office of Environmental 
Medicine (102) 

Room 848 

Veterans Administration Central Office 
810 Vermont Avenue, NW 
Washington DC 20420 

The VA Central Office will respond 
with the necessary forms and instruc¬ 
tions concerning the examination and 
registry entry. 

CAPT C.J. Benninger III 

Dr. Benninger is the father of three 
daughters, 20, 17 and 1 5 years old 

Joggers advised 
to carry IDs 
or wear dog tags 

Recently, an individual at a military 
base suffered a heart attack while jog¬ 
ging alone. Because the jogger was 
unconscious and carried no identifica¬ 
tion, emergency room doctors had to 
treat him without knowing if he had 
any other medical problems that posed 
a threat to his survival. 

Medical records of a heart attack 
victim or a seriously injured person are 
always of concern to a medical staff 
when treatment is necessary. 

People who participate in sports can 
help avoid problems that could arise in 
such a situation if they carry identifica¬ 
tion with them during their recreational 
activities. It is a good idea to carry dog 
tags, a military ID card or any other 
form of personal identification. 

If any special medical attention is 
required, or if the person is on medica¬ 
tion, this information should also be 

'Yes, you can go back to the base, but don’t 
lo any chewing out for the next few hours, Sarge .. 

Medical effects of marijuana 

"There is no doubt at all that marijuana is a dangerous drug with great poten¬ 
tial for serious harm to young American users." 

—from a report by the American Medical Association 
The effects of marijuana on humans have been outlined for ready reference in 
a number of physiological and psychological areas: 


• Is the target organ for marijuana. 

• Structural changes occur in the brain with use. 

• Actual intoxication impairs learning, memory, thought processes, com¬ 
prehension and general intellectual performance. 

• At moderate use levels, impairs driving skills. 


• Contains large amount of cancer-causing hydrocarbons (more than con¬ 
tained in tobacco cigarettes.) 

• With daily usage, danger to lungs can appear in three months. 

• Bronchitis and emphysema are common in regular marijuana users. 

Heart and circulatory system: 

• Increases heart rate—up to 140 beats per minute 

• Occurrence of miscarriages in users is more common than in non-users 

• Among laboratory animals, abnormalities in sperm have been noted as well 
as damage to the male reproductive organs. 

Psychological damage: 

• Many physicians believe that use may adversely affect psychological func¬ 
tioning, personality development, emotional growth and learning, especially in 
childhood and adolescence 

• Psychological damage may be permanent. 

• Large doses of THC (an active ingredient of marijuana) can induce 
hallucinations, delusions and feelings of paranoia, 

• Thinking may become confused and disoriented 

• Initial euphoria may give way to anxiety reaching panic proportions 

• Moderate use is associated with school dropouts, psychosis, panic state 
and adolescent behavior disorders. 

Residual effects—half-life: 

• Some active ingredients of marijuana remain in fat tissues of the body for 
approximately 30 days. 

• One-half of the active ingredients remain in the body for seven days. (In 
comparison, alcohol is water soluble and used up in 24 hours or less.) 

Page 8 



Friday. May 14, 198 

Six volunteer for plasmapheresis 

Corps Lieutenant Jackson O. Pem¬ 
berton, Jr. and Hospital Corpsman 
Second Class Kaytee Wright, both of 
Laboratory Service, observe the 
operation of a haemonetics machine. 

Six Naval Regional Medical Center 
Oakland staff members donated 
plasma during the month of April to the 
Oak Knoll blood bank 

They were: Hospital Corpsman First 
Class Joyce A Burris; Hospital Corps- 
men Second Class Janine E Brill, Cindy 
Thompson and Amy Hirschinger; 
Hospital Corpsman Third Class Paul E 
Nichols and Hospitalman James D Har¬ 

The process, known as 
plasmapheresis, involves inserting a 
needle in each arm of the donor One 
takes out a unit of whole blood, the 
other re-infuses the packed red blood 
cells. All of this is accomplished 
through use of a device known as a 
haemonetics machine, which may also 
be used to yield platelets and white 
cells. The process takes up to three 
hours to perform. 

Anyone interested in information on 
donating plasma or units of blood 
should contact the blood bank at Ext. 
2329 or 2283 All blood types are 

The Laboratory staff thanks the six 
corpsmen listed above for taking the 
time to volunteer for the 
plasmapheresis, and also appreciates 
those who donate units of blood in the 
more conventional manner at the donor 

PLASMA VOLUNTEER —Hospital Corpsman Second Class Amy Hirschinger is 

donor under the plasmapheresis process. Checking one of the needles is Mar 

lene Bartram (white jacket) 

i -I 

Layman's guide to drug education 

' i 

By W. R. Spence. M. D. 

Drug abuse has many faces. It is the 
chain smoker who can’t quit It is the 
woman who starts her day with a diet 
pill for a pickup and who ends it with a 
sedative to get to sleep It is the man 
who can only unwind with the help of 
several drinks. It is the 12 year old who 
sniffs glue, or the addict who shoots 
heroin Above all, it is a person retreat¬ 
ing from reality To increase your 
awareness about drugs, the following 
information is offered: 


Proper names — Benzedrine, 
Desoxyn, Dexedrine, Biphetamine. 

Slang names—Uppers, Pep Pills, 
Bennies, Meth, Speed or Hearts. 


Medical uses — Hyperactive 
children, narcoplepsy (frequent and 
uncontrollable desire for sleep) and 
weight reduction. 

Symptoms of abusers — 

Excitability, restlessness, tremors, 
insomnia, sweating, dry mouth and lips, 
bad breath, dilated pupils, increased 


Proper names—Nembutal. Seconal. 

Slang names —Downers. Goof 
Balls, Barbs and Reds. 


Medical uses—Sedatives, treat¬ 
ment of high blood pressure, epilepsy 
and insomnia. 

Symptoms of abusers—Similar to 
alcohol intoxication without its odor. 
Drowsiness, confusion, incoordination, 
tremors, depressed pulse rate and 
blood pressure, and respiratory depres¬ 


Proper name—Cocaine. 

Slang name—Snow, Dust, C or 


Medical use—Local anesthetic for 
mucous membranes 

Symptoms of abusers — 

Excitability, anxiety, increased pulse 
rate, nausea, hallucinations, dilated 
pupils and possible violent behavior 
Also often combined with heroin 


Proper name—Alcoholic beverages. 

Slang name —Booze, Liquor, 
Cocktail, Moonshine, White Lightning 
or Fire Water 


Medical uses—None. 

Symptoms of abusers—Poor judg¬ 
ment, incoordination, slurred speech, 
staggering, coma, odor of alcohol on 


Proper names — Psilocybin, 
Mescaline, Lysergic Diethylamide and 

Slang names —LSD, STP, DMT, 
Acid, Cubes, Sugar or Zen. 


Medical use—None. Some experi¬ 
mental use. 

Symptoms of abusers —Trance¬ 
like state, confusion, tremors, 
hallucinations, euphoria, depression, 
increased pulse rate, dilated pupils and 


Proper name—Heroin. 

Slang names—Horse, H, Smack, 
Junk, Joy Powder or Dope. 


Medical use—None 

Symptoms of abusers—Euphoria, 
lethargy, drowsiness, slurred speech, 
flushing of skin on face, neck and 
chest, chronic constipation, nausea, 
constricted pupils, needle scars on 
arms and legs and coma. 


Proper name—Cannabis sativa. 

Slang names—Pot, Grass, Weed, 
Acapulco Gold, Smoke, Loco Weed, or 


Medical uses —Used experimen¬ 
tally in reducing eye pressure in 
glaucoma patients and in controlling 
side effects in treatment of cancer 

Symptoms of abusers—Odor of 
burned rope on breath, euphoria, mood 
swings, increased appetite, confusion 

and drunkenness. 

Proper name—Dolphine. 

Slang names—Dollies, Dolls 

Medical uses—Relieves pain result¬ 
ing from withdrawal from other nar¬ 

Symptoms of abusers—Euphoria, 
lethargy, drowsiness, slurred speech, 
flushing of skin on face, neck and 
chest, chronic constipation, nausea, 
constricted pupils and coma. 


Proper name—Morphine. 

Slang names—Morpho, M. Hocus, 
Miss Emma, White Stuff or Dope 
Medical use—Relieves pain. 
Symptoms of abusers —Euphoria, 
lethargy, drowsiness, slurred speech, 
flushing of skin on face, neck and 
chest, chronic constipation, nausea, 
constricted pupils, needle scars on 
arms and legs and coma. 


Proper name—Noctec, Equanil, Mil 
town. Noiudar, Doriden, Placidyl, 
Quaalude, Valium and Librium. 

Slang names—Tranquilizers, mus¬ 
cle relaxants or sleeping pills. 


Medical uses —Sedation, tran- 
quilization and relief of muscle spasms 

Symptoms of abusers—Similar to.* 
alcohol intoxication without its odor 
Drowsiness, confusion, incoordination 
tremors, depressed pulse rate blood 
pressure and respiratory depression. 

Proper names—Aerosols. Airplane 
glue. Gasoline, Thinner and the like. 

Slang names—Sniffing or Glue 


Medical uses—None 
Symptoms of abusers—Similar to 
alcohol intoxication without its odor. 
Nausea, vomiting, liver, nerve and )| 
blood damage, hallucinations and psy¬ 
choses. (NES) 

One patient's view of Radiology 

Friday, May 14, 1982 


Page 9 

IR FORCE BRIEFERS —Medical Service Corps Lieutenant Colonel A.H. Ver- 
ima and Nurse Corps Captain K. Meisetschleager of the Patient Airlift Center, 
oott Air Force Base, III., briefed Naval Regional Medical Center Oakland per- 
•nnei on aeromedical patient evacuations during a visit here April 29. 

requent nosebleeds 
ause for concern? 

You don't have to get in the ring 
th boxer Sugar Ray Leonard to get a 
. sebleed 

Nosebleeds can occur at any age 
jd are especially common in child- 
od. Most occur in only one nostril 
id often stop by themselves. 
Pregnant women sometimes have 
. ;m due to increased blood volume or 
vitamin C deficiency. Other causes 
iy include injuries, frequent nose 
iwing, colds or allergies. 

Following are some first aid 
»thods for simple nosebleeds and 
me warning signs of serious ones: 

A small vein near the front of the 
i.e is the most common source of 
Tiding To help stop the bleeding 
<e the victim sit down and lean for- 
rd with the mouth open. Press the 
t parts of the nostrils together 
- itl/ for several minutes, making sure 
1 j victim is not swallowing any blood 
i:old cloth placed against the nose 
: face will also help constrict any 
; n blood vessels 

i l losebleeds originating from the 
of the nose may be more difficult 
top and will often require the aid of 

• lysician. If blood comes from both 

■ trils or appears in the mouth, seek 

• npt medical attention. Have the Vic¬ 

'S on his or her side with the face 
ed down over the side of the bed 

■ oinch the nose tightly or plug with 
' >n until a physician can be reached 

I nosebleeds occur often or con- 
jo for a long period of time, the 
ue should be investigated They 
indicate other health problems. 

he following new additions to the 
ary medical "family” have arrived 
< aval Regional Medical Center Oak- 

• baby boy to Lieutenant Victor V 
pe. Medical Service, and his wife 
Ira, April 27 

baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
and Class Charles Leotha Brewer, 
ed States Coast Guard, Govern- 
t Island, and his wife Zeffra, April 

Ear zone off limits 

Don't forget the old adage, "Never 
put anything in your ear smaller than 
your elbow." 

Self-inflicted injury to the ear canal 
is one of the most frequent causes of 
earaches and is the easiest to avoid 
Objects such as writing pens, hair pins 
or swabs can cause considerable 
damage and children especially should 
be cautioned against putting things in 
their ears. 

Earaches occur commonly, also, in 
relation to respiratory infections. 

Symptoms such as pain, bleeding, 
inflammation, swelling, drainage and 
fever indicate an infection, probably to 
the middle ear, requiring medical care 
Do not place anything in the ear until a 
physician can be consulted. If the ear is 
infected the condition could be aggra¬ 
vated and may spread beyond the mid¬ 
dle ear. Inadequate or delayed care can 
cause serious complications or perma¬ 
nent damage, especially to children. 

Earaches can be caused by other 
health problems Referred pain from an 
area close to the ear, an irregular dental 
bite, low barometric pressure or blows 
to the head may cause pain that will be 
centered in the ear. If pain persists seek 
nhedical care. 

VA Qs and As 

Q —I am entitled to hospital treat¬ 
ment at Veterans Admmstration 
hospitals because I am 100 o disabled 
from service connected causes Is there 
any similar medical care available for 
my family? 

A—Your family may be entitled to 
the VA's Civilian Health and Medical 
Program (CHAMPVA) This is a medical 
benefits plan through which the VA 
helps to pay for medical care obtained 
from civilian sources by certain depen¬ 
dents of veterans with permanent and 
total service connected disabilities. The 
surviving spouse and chidren of 
veterans who died as a result of a ser¬ 
vice connected disability, or of veterans 
permanently and totally disabled from 
service connected disabilities at the 

time of death, are also eligible 

• • • 

Q —May on-the-job G.l. Bill training 
be pursued on a part-time basis? 

A —No. you must use this training on 
a full-time basis 


A quick look . - - 

<i 1 recent health care 
developments _ 

Is a vaccine on the way to prevent tooth decay? Since the bacteria that cause 
caries (cavities) are on the surface of the teeth, a vaccine that would create anti¬ 
bodies in the bloodstream to fight the bacteria would be useless. But saliva is another 
thing. Saliva, along with tears, nasal secretions, gastrointestinal secretions and 
breast milk, is part of the immune system Antibodies can be stimulated in the 
glands manufacturing saliva which would fight the bacteria. Another approach, 
according to Sciquest magazine, is to find a vaccine that would immunize against an 
enzyme that is located on the outside of the caries-producing bacteria This enzyme, 
in conjunction with sugar, produces a substance called glucans which has a sticky 

quality that helps the bacteria to accumulate on the surface of the teeth 

• • • 

Those clever TV commercials aside, which showed supposed centenarians eat¬ 
ing yogurt, there is little reason to accept the many reports of super-old people 
thriving in mountainous regions of several countries. These groupings of peple 
supposedly well into their second centuries, are in Abkhasia, Soviet Georgia; 
Kashmir's Hunza District; and the village of Vilcabamba in Ecuador In an article in 
Geriatrics magazine the Soviet claims are effectively disputed. The most telling 
argument is that there is no documentation for any alleged Russian centenarian 
before 1932, physical and biochemical test results on the super-old resemble results 
expected of people in their 60s, and during World War I and II many men in the USSR 
took the names of their fathers to avoid military service, especially in the mountains 
of Georgia The claims of the ancients of Kashmir and Ecuador are similarly 
debunked But there is evidence that our life-span can be lengthened by calorie 
restriction, body temperature reduction and drugs. 

• • • 

Lancet, the British journal, discovered that British saints, like physicians today, 
tended to specialize. For example. St Vitus is the patron saint of those people 
afflicted with demonic possession, epilepsy, chorea and nervous disorders. He also is 
good for snake bites, but for the bite of a mad dog St. Sithney is the one. For 
toothache a sufferer has several choices. Saints Appollonia, Kea, and Medard If a 
rupture, paralysis or madness is the problem then St. Osmond, who was Bishop of 
Salisbury during William the Conqueror's time, will probably prove helpful For a 
headache you have the choice of three saints: Gereon, who lost his head —literally— 
in 304, and Drnin and Armel. Armel also does a number on fever, colic, gout and 
rheumatism. If you're a nursing mother, St. Giles has an eye out for you, and if you 
happen to be pregnant, St. Margaret of Antioch promised that those women who 

invoked her would be free from danger during labor. 

• • • 

Federal automobile safety standards, enforced in 1968, resulted in the saving 
of some 37,000 lives in the period 1975-1978, a Yale University study has 
revealed. The effectiveness of the standards, including mandated safety belts, 
energy-absorbing steering assemblies and high penetration-resistant windshields, 
was examined using detailed data on 236,000 vehicles involved in fatal crashes dur¬ 
ing 1976-1978. 

• • • 

The ancient therapy of bloodletting hasn't had a good press for a long time. It's 
suspected that George Washington's death was hastened by a too enthusiastic 
opening of his veins during his last illness And Charles II of England lost 24 
ounces of blood to the lancets of his courtiers when he was stricken with a 
stroke. Of course, Charles' attendants went a little further than George's did After 
dangerously depleting his blood supply, they made him vomit, and then they gave 
him a series of enemas. Those preliminaries out of the way, they got down to serious 
business. First they shaved Charley’s head and applied blistering agents to his scalp 
That done they heated a poker and gave him a little therapeutic singeing Charles 
went into convulsions and succumbed shortly after. Yet ignoring the dark history 
of bloodletting, today's physicians are discovering that there are some advan¬ 
tages to reducing some patients' blood supply, particularly those patients whose 
red blood cell concentrations are so high that they are threatened with stroke And 
some tentative studies in England suggest that bloodletting can increase blood 
flow in the brains of patients with abnormally "thick" blood. A team of 
researchers in London's National Hospital took a small quantity of blood —about 
seven to ten ounces—from 38 volunteers. After a series of "bloodletting" treat¬ 
ments, the hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying factor) level dropped by 13 percent —but 
the blood flow in the brain increased by 40 percent. Another research team in Scan¬ 
dinavia also got much the same results although the blood flow to the brain was not 
increased as greatly Psychological tests demonstrated an increase in mental acuity 

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And Display 

Have you ever admired, 
maybe envied, the snappy 
way those people at your base 
or installation or aboard your 
ship handle the national col¬ 

Each military service has 
its own rules and regulations 
for proper core and handling 
of the Hag. There are also a 
number of laws on the sub¬ 

But how do you handle Old 
Glory on your own, at home, 
church, PTA, patriotic society 
meetings, or at school pa¬ 
rades? Respect for the nation¬ 
al colors and some knowledge 
of how the flag should be han¬ 
dled, displayed and cared for 
is the responsibility of every 

Here are some general rules 
on handling and display of 
the flag: 

The National colors should 
be raised and lowered by 
hand. Do not raise the flag 
while it is furled. Unfurl, 
then hoist quickly to the top 
of the staff. Lower it slowly 
and with dignity. 

It is the universal custom to 
display the flag only from 
sunrise to sunset on buildings 
and on stationary flag-staff in 
the open. However, when a 
patriotic effect is desired, the 
flag may be displayed 24 

hours a day if properly illumi 
nated during the hours of 

The flag should not be dis¬ 
played on days when the 
weather is inclement, except 
when an all-weather flag is 

Take every precaution to 
prevent the flag from becom¬ 
ing soiled It should not be al¬ 
lowed to touch the ground or 
floor, or to brush against ob¬ 

When carried, the flag 
should always be aloft and 
free—never flat or horizontal. 

The flag should not be 
dipped to any person or thing, 
with one exception: Navy ves¬ 
sels, upon receiving a salute 
of this type from a vessel reg¬ 
istered by a nation formally 
recognized by the United 
States, must return the cour¬ 

When displayed from a staff 
in a church or public auditori¬ 
um, the flag should hold the 
position of highest promi¬ 
nence, in front of the audi¬ 
ence, and at the clergyman’s 
or speaker’s right as he faces 
the audience, with other flags 
at his left. 

The flag should never be 
displayed upside down except 
as a signal of dire distress. 

Do not use the flag as a 

portion of a costume or athlet¬ 
ic uniform 

Place no objects on or over 
the flag. 

Never use the flag as dra¬ 
pery or to cover a speakers 

When the flag is used in un¬ 
veiling a statue or monument, 
it should not serve as a cover¬ 
ing of the object to be un¬ 
veiled. If it is displayed on 
such occasions, do not allow 
the flag to fall to the ground, 
but let it be carried aloft to 
form a feature of the ceremo- 

When displayed with another (lag from cross* 
staffs. Ihe flag of the United States of America shot 
be on the right (the flag's own right) and its st 
should be in front of the staff of the other flag. 



Do not use the flag as a 
receptacle for receiving, hold¬ 
ing, carrying, or delivering 
anything. Never place upon 
the flag, or attach to it any 
mark, insignia, letter, word, 
figure, design, picture, or 
drawing of any nature. 

No other flag may be flown 
above the Stars and Stripes, 
except: (1) the United Nations 
flag at U.N. Headquarters; (2) 
the church pennant, a dark 
blue cross on a white back¬ 
ground, during church serv¬ 
ices conducted by chaplains at 

When the American flag be¬ 
comes tattered and torn or too 
soiled to clean, it should be 
destroyed by burning, not 
dumped in the trash. 

When the flags of two or more nations are : 
played they should be flown from separate staff, ’ 
the same height, and the flags should be of appn , 
mately equal size. International usage forbids ’ 
display of the flag of one nation above that of anoi 
nation in time of peace. 

When flags of states or cities or 
pennants of societies are flown on 
the same halyard with the flag of 
the United States of America, the 
latter should always be at the 
peak. When flown from adjacent 
staffs the Stars and Stripes should 
be hoisted first and lowered last. 

When it is to be flown at half- 
staff, the flag should be hoisted to 
the peak for an instant and then 
lowered to the half-staff position; 
but before lowering the flag for the 
day it should again be raised to 
the peak. ‘ Half-staff" means the 
position of the flag when it is one- 
half the distance between the top 
and bottom of the staff. On Memo¬ 
rial Day display at half-staff until 
noon only; then hoist to the top of 

Dates To 

• May 15 

Armed Forces Day 

• May 31 
Memorial Day 

• June 14 
Flag Day 

• July 4 

Independence Day 

• September 6 
Labor Day 

• October 11 
Columbus Day 

• November 11 
Veterans Day 

When a number of flags of states 
or cities or pennants of societies 
are grouped and displayed from 
staffs with our National flag, the lat¬ 
ter should be at the center and at 
the highest point of the group 

When the flag is displayed from a staff proj¬ 
ecting horizontally or at any angle from the 
window sill, balcony, or front of a building, the un¬ 
ion of the flag should go to the peak of the staff 
(unless the flag is to be displayed at half-staff). 

When the flag is supendec s 
a sidewalk from a rope ext« 
from house to pole at the etl j 
the sidewalk, the flag shot : 
hoisted out from the buHdir . 4 
ward the pole, union first 

When carried in a procession with another Hag or flags, the Stars and Stripes shou! 
ther on the marching right, or when there is a line of other flags in front of the cent® r 


Page 11 

\ tday May 14, 1982 
- — —■ - 

PEN MINDS" —High school students of the Oakland Unified School District 
ited NRMC Oakland on April 27 and, in the photo on the left, are told of 
reer pathways and jobs in federal service by Ms. Sherry Robinson, while at 
ht Hospital Corpsman Second Class Margaret Rodriguez explains oppor- 
nities for Navy women. The "Open Minds" program, funded by the Voca- 


tional Education Unit of the California State Department of Education in con¬ 
junction with the school district, acquaints female high school students with 
non-traditional occupational majors. The students provide feedback to the 
school district on information they have gained. Lieutenant Lisa Halton of Nurs¬ 
ing Service coordinated their visit here. 

Space A travel information—includes Oakland flights 

Between 30 and 60 MAC contract flights per month now depart Oakland Intema- 
inal Airport in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Destinations served by one or two flights each per week include: Anchorage, 
iska. Yokota Air Base, Japan; Osan Air Base, Korea; Kadena Air Base, Okinawa; 

Clark Air Base, Philippines 
MAC counter staff reports about seven days wait is typical for Space A'ers 
iparting Oakland 

MAC passenger counter on the main concourse alongside commercial airline 
iket counters is open 24 hours daily. Flight information may be obtained by calling 
-15) 635-8482. 

The Airport USO offers travelers a place to sleep, wait or sip coffee 24 hours 
ly Its permanent facility on the terminal's 2nd floor opened May 1 2 











nada. Goose 

(Subject to Change) 


McGuire, almost daily 
Dover, daily 
Philadelphia, Sun. 

Philadelphia, Tues. 

Norfolk, Mon., Wed, Thurs 
Dover, two per week 
McGuire, via Mildenhall 
McGuire, three per week 
Dover, three per week 
Pease, two per week 
McGuire, Tues. 

McGuire, three per week 
Bay McGuire, Mon. 

, ily 

• aples or Aviano 
L -gonella 

• orldwide 



hens and Adana, Turkey 

■ many 

ijland and Scotland 

uth America 

i srto Rico 
oosevelt Roads 

Philadelphia, two per week 
Philadelphia, Tues. 

Andrews, infrequent, unscheduled 

Norfolk, Mon, Wed 
Dover, two per week 
Charleston, Tues. or Thurs. 

Charleston, daily 
Charleston, every other day 
Charleston, 14 to 16 per month 
Charleston, 2 to 4 per month 
Charleston, 2 to 4 per month, Tues., Thurs 
Patrick, Tues.. Thurs. 

Patrick, four per week, Mon.-Thurs 
Contact Space A counter prior to desired departure. Check visa requirements— 
tama, CZ, on all transits 

. McGuire AFB Space A Counter, Hq 438 Military Airlift Wing (MAC), McGuire 
3, N J 08641 Tel. (609) 724-3671 (recording); (609) 724-2864 Autovon 
0-2100, Ext 2864 Transient billets available (Doughboy Inn Ft. Dix is best motel 
* iirea.) 

Philadelphia Int'l Airport: Check in and flight from Philadelphia, Tel (215) 492- 
>1, no Autovon. 

1 Charleston AFB: Space A Counter, 437th Aerial Port Sqdrn. (MAC), Charleston 
II, SC 29504 Tel. (803) 554-2347 or 2610. Autovon 583-2610 or 2347. Tran- 
nt quarters AFB, 554-3145 or 2802. Naval Station Motel (803) 743-5540. 
)over AFB: Space A Counter, Hq 436 Military Airlift Wing (MAC), Dover AFB, DE 
301 Tel (302) 678-6891 (recording). Passenger Terminal Tel (302) 678-6892 
'3893 Autovon 455-6892 or 6893 

Andrews AFB: Space A Counter, 93rd Aerial Sqdrn., Andrews AFB, MD 20331 
(301) 981-3528 (3527 recording). Autovon 858-3527 
Patrick AFB: Space A. 6551st Transportation Sqdrn. (AFSC), Patrick AFB, FL 
925 Tel (305) 494-5631 Autovon 854-5631. 

Pease AFB: Space A Counter, Pease AFB, Portsmouth, N. H 03801. Tel. (603) 

Norfolk, NAS: Space A Counter, Norfolk, NAS, VA 2351 1 Tel (804) 444-4148 
(4377 recording). 

(Editor's Note: The above information is reprinted by permission, Military Travel 
News SPACE A II Revised. Its editorial staff publishes a 2 78-page travel book for 
military families, active duty and retired. Featured are travel bargains including the 
free Space Available flights offered by the Air Force Military Airlift Command and 
U. S. Navy flights, discounts on commercial airlines, military charter flights, cruises, 
trains, hotels and motels, transient quarters and military facilities in the U. S. and 
overseas. Copies of SPACE A II 1982 are available from Military Travel News, Box 
9C, Oak ton, Va. 22124 for the mail order price of $7.20 ppd. book rate. $8. 75 
first class. Sample copies of Military Travel News and Travel News newsletters are 
also available. Include $1 to cover postage and handling.) 

Free child care for NAS shoppers 

All military families from NRMC 
Oakland, who use the facilities at 
Alameda Naval Air Station may take 
advantage of the CO-OP Play and 
Learn Center there. 

CO-OP is a volunteer parent group 
which provides free drop-in child care. 
It has been designed for parents who 
need a place to leave the kids while 
going to the commissary, dispensary, 
or just taking some needed time to be 
alone. It does not provide full-time child 
care Members volunteer time in pro¬ 

portion to the amount of time they util¬ 
ize the center. 

The hours of operation are: 

Monday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m 
Tuesday 8:30 a m.-4:30 p.m 
Wednesday 8:30 a m.-12:30 p m. 
Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m 
Friday 8:30 a m.-4:30 p.m. 

The CO-OP is located in the North 
Housing Community Center on Mosley 
Ave. For further information call during 
hours of operation at 522-8768, or the 
Family Service Center at 869-4256 

Friday, May 14, 6:30 p.m—STIR CRAZY —Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor —Com- 

Saturday, May 15, 1 p.m.-THE NORTH AVENUE IRREGULARS-Edward Her¬ 
rmann, Susan Clark —Comedy/G 

Saturday, May 15, 6:30 p.m —THE EXTERMINATOR —Christopher George, 
Samantha Eggar—Action/R 

Sunday, May 16, 6:30 p.m —ESTHER AND THE KING —Joan Collins, Richard 
Egan —Historical Drama/PG 

Monday, May 17, 6 30 p.m.-THE BLUES BROTHERS-John Belushi, Dan 
Akroyd — Musical Comedy/R 

Tuesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m —MODERN PROBLEMS —Chevy Chase, Patti 
D'Arbanville —Comedy/PG 

Wednesday, May 1 9, 6:30 p.m —THE HAZING —Jeff East, Kelly Moran —Drama' 

Thursday, May 20. 6 30 p.m. —HEAVY METAL —Animated Adult Fantasy —R 

Friday, May 21,6:30 p m —ORDINARY PEOPLE —Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler 
Moore —Drama/R 

Saturday, May 22, 1 p.m.-THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG RIDES AGAIN —Don 
Knotts, Tim Conway —Western Comedy/G 

Saturday, May 22,6:30 p.m.-A PLEASURE DOING BUSINESS-Conrad Bain, 
John Byner—Comedy/R 

Sunday, May 23, 6.30 p.m—THE AFRICAN QUEEN —Humphrey Bogart, 
Katherine Hepburn—Adventure/PG 

Monday, May 24, 6:30 p.m —AMERICAN GIGOLO —Richard Gere, Lauren Hut¬ 
ton— Drama/R 

Tuesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m. —CHARIOTS OF FIRE —Nicholas Farrell, Migel 

Wednesday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.—INCUBUS—John Cassavetes, Kerrie Keane— 

Thursday. May 27,6:30 p.m.—TIME BANDITS—John Cleese, Sean Connery — 

Pag© 12 


Friday, May 14, igg. 

Chiefs to challenge MSCs 
in NRS benefit softball game 

The second annual Navy Relief 
Society benefit softball game will be 
played on Field One at 2 p.m. on Friday, 
May 21, with Chief Petty Officrs 
matched against Medical Service Corps 

Each participant will donate $2 and 
the basket will be passed among the 
spectators. All proceeds will go to the 
Navy Relief Fund 

The MSC's won last year so the 
chiefs are looking for a win this year 
HMCM Mickey Maramoto is the coach 
and starting pitcher for the chiefs while 
LTjg Owens is the coach for the MSC 

The game should be exciting and a 
lot of fun. Refreshments will be availa¬ 

Nimitz Run at Tl 

The Seventh Annual Nimitz Run, 
sponsored by the Special Services 
Department, Naval Station Treasure 
Island and the NROTC, UC Berkeley, 
will be held Saturday, May 29 at 8:30 

Runners will have the opportunity to 
run Treasure Island, taking in scenic 
views of San Francisco, Oakland, 
Alcatraz, etc. with a choice of two 
courses: 5K and 10K. The 5K will 
encircle flat Treasure Island and the 
10K will cover Treasure Island plus the 
challenging inclines on Yerba Buena 
Island. Choose either course on race 

Categories by age divisions for each 
race will include both men and women: 
12 years and under, 13-18 years, 19- 
29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years 
and 50 and over. 

Race day registration will be $7. 
Awards will be presented T-shirts to all 
finishers. Refreshments served 

To get to Treasure Island, take the 
Treasure Island exit off the Bay Bridge 
and follow the signs. Personnel at the 
main gate will direct you to parking and 
race starting line 

For further information call (415) 

Tennis, anyone? 

Tennis lessons will be available on 
base courts soon on Mondays from 
9 30 am to 1 2 noon with instruction 
from Dr Paul Welles 

One-hour lessons cost $20 for a 
group of four persons, $18 for three, 
and $16 for two One-half hour private 
lessons are also available for $8 

To sign up or for further informa¬ 
tion, call Dr Welles at 359-4537 

Track, field meet 
slated next week 

The Central Pacific Regional Track 
and Field Championships are scheduled 
for May 22 at Merritt College, 12500 
Campus Drive, Oakland, beginning at 1 

Each command may enter three par¬ 
ticipants in each event except the 
relays, which are limited to one entry 
each A participant may enter any three 
events plus both relays 

Events for men will be: Mile, 440 
yard, 100 yard, mile relay, 800 yard, 
220 yard, 2-mile run, 180 yard low 
hurdles, 880 relay, broad jump, triple 
jump, pole vault, shotput, discus, 
javelin and high jump Women's events 
include the mile, 100, 220 shotput and 
long jump Participants must provide 
their own equipment such as shotput, 
javelin, discus, pole vault pole, relay 
baton, etc. 

Call Ron Brown, Ext. 2350 for more 

Science camp 
elated for teens 

A week of wilderness camping and 
studying such things as amphibians, 
insects and the stars is offered young 
people at the East Bay Regional Park 
District's Camp Ohlone Science Camp 

The once-a-year event is scheduled 
for June 21-27 and will be limited to 
30 boys and girls, ages 11-15. In addi¬ 
tion to meeting the age requirement, 
applicants must show they have a real 
interest in the natural sciences 

For that's what Camp Ohlone 
(rhymes with pony) is all about. A typi¬ 
cal day's schedule might include a pre¬ 
breakfast bird walk, an insect program, 
study of aquatic and amphibian life, 
and to top it off, an astronomy 

Setting for the camp is one of the 
few remaining true wilderness areas in 
the Bay region, a spot in Alameda 
Creek Canyon at the line dividing 
Alameda and Santa Clara Counties. 
The camp is part of Sunol Regional 

Except for one rustic cabin that 
serves as camp headquarters, it is 
strictly an ''under the stars” place. 

The resident staff, all naturalists 
from the Environmental Education 
Center (EEC) at Tilden Regional Park, 
includes Steve Abbors and Alan Kaplan 
as co-directors, and Ira Bletz Among 
guest leaders expected for one day 
sessions are two more EBRPD 
naturalists, Ron Russo, an expert on 
galls (those lumps that insects cause to 
grow on plants) and Alice Tetlow- 
Noyes, plant ecologist, along with Park 
Zone Manager Mel Thompson who 
makes spiders seem truly fascinating. 

Abbors and Kaplan are asking that 
those interested in the camp call them 
at EEC, (415) 525-2233, any weekday 
between 8:30 a m. and 5 pm Applica¬ 
tions must be received by June 1. 

The camp fee is $115 for residents 
of the East Bay Regional Park District 
and $135 for all others 

(East Bay Log) 

P/a/75 in progress. 

Dinner dance to mark J 
Hospital Corps birthday 

The Navy Hospital Corps will celebr¬ 
ate its 84th Birthday on June 1 7, and 
Naval Regional Medical Center Oakland 
corpsmen will mark the occasion with a 
dinner dance in the Officers' Club the 
following night. 

A planning committee is in the pro¬ 
cess of meeting to work out the 
program and details will be published 
as they become available, said HMC 

Fishing improved 
with sunny days 

Along with our dispositions, fishing 
has improved in East Bay Regional Park 
District lakes with the advent of real 
spring weather. 

At Lake Chabot trout are hitting 
salmon eggs or Velveeta cheese with 
limits and near limits the rule Catfish 
are on the bite as well and a six-pound 
largemouth bass was caught over the 
weekend on a rubber worm. 

A few stripers are being caught at 
Antioch Pier, but at Contra Loma, 
also in Antioch, almost everyone is 
catching two or three catfish a day. 

Catfishing is also good at Cull 
Canyon with chicken livers, clams and 
nightcrawlers all proving effective bait. 

Meanwhile the anglers at Del Valle 
in Livermore are in seventh heaven with 
large and small mouth bass really start¬ 
ing to get active now 

At Don Castro in Hayward, trout 
action is improving as the water clarity 
increases and chances of four to five 
fish per rod excellent. 

The most active feeding time for 
trout at Lake Temescal is in the morn¬ 
ings with Velveeta cheese remaining 
the best bait. 

Fishing is also excellent at Pt. Pinole 
in Richmond with both sturgeon and 
striped bass leading the parade, and at 
Shadow Cliffs (Pleasanton), the trout 
feeding frenzy has finally begun and 
anglers are regularly getting limits and 
near limits of 10 to 12-inch fish. 

A's tickets 
going fast! 

Ticket sales on base are brisk for the 
Oakland A's games, according to Sally 
Young of the Special Services Office, 
with some games sold out. 

The June 6 game against Milwaukee 
and the July 1 1 game against 
Baltimore are both Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland days at the 

Rose Percival, committee chairperso i 

Other planners are HM1 Jam 
Donadio, HM2 Gary Griffin, HM2 Cloc: 
Houmes, HM2 Jeffrey Bodson, Hfy 
Thomas Sharp. HM3 Lori Chase, HN 
Kelly McDonald, HM3 Carrie Findle* 
HM3 Gregory Primus. HM3 Donna Sc 
warzkope. HN Robert Arrowsmith. h 
Alechia Bellizare, and HN Lorea 

Branch clinic representatives a 
HM2 Judy L. Grimm, Alameda; HN 
Ruddy N. Delumpa, Treasure Islan' 
HM1 Gilbert P Rubio, Moffett, ar 
HM3 Dawn L Dillman, Mare Island. 

Advisors include HMCM Alb< 
Maramoto, HMCM C. Ray Graves a 
HMCM Charles Dackerman. Comm*; 
Master Chief. 


(Art work by Lefty Burgess) 


A 3 and 5.3 mile "bedpan" fun r 
will be held on medical center groum 
Saturday, June 5, beginning at 8:2. 
a.m. to benefit the Navy Relief Sociel i 
Open to all, the entry fee is $6.5 
and all participants will receive a free 

For course details, see the diagran 
on hospital bulletin boards 

Porthole events 



Fri., 14th, 3:30 p m — Wine Tastii 1 ^ 
Fri., 14th, 8:30 p.m.—"Spoke:; 
Country Western Band 

Fri., 21st, 8:30 p.m —"Spoke: 
Country Western Band 

Sat., 22nd, 8 p.m —Bucky Buckhol :< 
D J. 

Fri., 28th. 8:30 p.m —Memorial D i 3 
Dance with Navy Dance Band 

Sat., 29th, 8:30 pm — Smok|4 
John—Roller Disco D.J. 

Bingo every Sunday at 6 p m 
8runch every Sunday 10 a m. to 

Buffet every Sunday 4:30 p.m 
6:30 p.m. 

Monday night baseball on six fc 1 
wide screen T V. 

New Video games "Pac-Man." t 
to be installed shortly. 

Video game contests planned 
Tuesday nights 


There is a May 20 cutoff for order¬ 
ing tickets for the June 6 game and a 
June 22 cutoff for the July 1 1 game 
and the July 7-8 games against New 

For tickets and/or further informa¬ 
tion, call Sally at Ext. 2479 

U. S Government Printing Office 
1979 33236 689 150/3 


Four wood ice cream parlor chairs $ 
one black vinyl and chrome desk cf 
$15. airline cat carrier $20. Call 63 
8363 daytime 


A loving home for sweet-temperec 
year-old, silver gray, indoor c 
Spayed, declawed. current she 
Contact Chaplain Seiders 639-22 : 
or home. 397-7674 


Friday. May 28, 1982 

Gloria Grace selected command 
family Advocacy Representative 

Gloria J. Grace, an experienced and 
■ all-educated social worker and the 
ther of two. has been selected to 
ecome Naval Regional Medical Center 
lakland's first full time civilian Family 
idvocacy Representative (FAR) 

In the GS-12 Psychiatry Service 
DSition Mrs. Grace will develop a 
r ogram involving the problems of 
old and spouse abuse and sexual 
>sault "It's good to see that we are 
jtting this program into operation,” 
, '.e said "There is a real need." 

No stranger to the command, Gloria 
js been employed at Oak Knoll for 
ore than three years, working as a 
ucial worker in the same service, and 
that capacity as an advisor in child 
jidance to Pediatrics. 

She has 10 years federal service, 
lorking previously as a psychiatric 
cial worker for the VA Hospital in 
n Francisco and as a counseling 
oervisor for the VA Hospital in Mar- 
lez. One of her other previous jobs 
is in the mental health specialty with 
rivate. non-profit agency in Berkeley 
Mrs Grace attended both San Fran¬ 
co State University and University of 
ilifomia, Berkeley. She has earned a 
chelor of arts in social welfare, and 
; ister's degrees in both social work 
id public health. 

Bom in Laurel, Miss., and raised in 
n Francisco since the age of six by 
•r parents, Andrew and Ruth 



uts t/me lag 

Gloria Grace 

Gonzales, Mrs. Grace now makes her 
home in Richmond with her husband Al 
and children Karla, 10, and Brian, 4. 

Her community service includes 
serving on the board of a non-profit 
mental agency; as a friend of the board 
of the Richmond Ballet Company, and 
volunteer time with Girl Scout Troop 
219, El Cerrito-Kensington Associa¬ 

Purchasing authority 
increased for NRMCO 

Purchasing authority of Naval 
jional Medical Center Oakland has 
ently been increased from a 
7,000 to $25,000 limit, according 
I ieutenant Fred White, Chief of Sup- 


[ The increased grant was authorized 
he Naval Supply Center, Oakland, in 
alf of the Naval Supply Systems 
nmand, through an April 30 letter to 
■r Admiral Walter M Lonergan, 
"*ical region commanding officer 
This increased authority will allow 

: to better support our customers," 
tenant White said, "through reduc¬ 

tion of time between requisitioning and 
actual purchase ." He estimates that as 
much as six months may be saved on 
some procurements. 

Execution of the authority is limited 
to small purchase procedures. Gui¬ 
dance and assistance in implementing 
the change will be provided by the 
Regional Contracting Management 
Staff of NSC Oakland. 

Medical center purchasing personnel 
include Bill Abbott, Geneva Adams, 
Sharon Burgdoff, Lil Cornelia, Delores 
Glazis, Elva Knight and Jackie Thomas 
Their supervisor is David Strauss. 

>PM proposes CFC change 

The Office of Personnel Manage- 
' t has issued proposed regulations 
srning operation of the govern- 
t's annual charity drive, the Com- 
I jd Federal Campaign (CFC). They 
iblish a framework in which federal 
loyees will have a wide choice of 
itable agencies to which they may 
ribute, and will be encouraged to 
lark their contributions for specific 
j i ities, rather than make an undesig- 

( ld gift which is then distributed 
ng many participating organiza- 

he regulations, on which public 
ment is invited for 30 days, imple- 
nt the recently issued Executive 
jr 12353, and are designed to pro- 
precise criteria for participation in 
operation of the campaign Early 
/ear, a Federal District Court found 

that rules previously used to run CFC 
were vague and imprecise The new 
regulations supply the precision and 
detail which earlier rules lacked 

"Much of the problem in the past in 
the campaign has been a very 
uncharitable dispute among the parties 
involved over undesignated funds," 
Director Donald J Devine noted "The 
only real solution to this problem is to 
eliminate, or at least sharply reduce, 
such undesignated contributions. All 
contributors will be warned on the 
pledge card, in red ink, that if they fail 
to designate specific charities, funds 
will be designated for them by a Prin¬ 
cipal Combined Fund Organization." 

These organizations, he said, will 
have allocation committees which are 

Continued to Page 3) 

$6,000 thus far 

Fund-raising events 
support Navy Relief 

LCDR Robert K. Ridgeway, NRMC 
Oakland's project officer for the 1982 
Navy Relief Society fund drive, reports 
a total of $6,000 collected as the cam¬ 
paign reaches its half-way mark 
Sweet smell of success 

The Mother's Day rose sale con¬ 
ducted in the hospital lobby a few days 
before the annual observance, swelled 
the coffers with a $720 profit and 
brightened several offices around the 
medical center. 


Challenge bake-offs between 
departments are underway in the 
"goodie" class. Oncology did a great 
job, selling more than $123 of 
delicious, homebaked pastries, but the 
Ninth Deck raced ahead with a $221 
sale. Yet to be reported are profits from 
last Friday's Fifth Deck bake sale. 


CDR Stanley R. Bagbey of Nursing 
Service is still raffling off the "Ugly 
Sailor—Modern Navy Nurse" art work, 
with the lucky number to be drawn 
June 4. 

Meanwhile. LT Faythe Weber and 
LCDR Margaret Burns are organizing 
another special raffle for the good of 
the cause. It looks like the prize in this 
drawing will be a free flight to Hawaii 
for some lucky active duty military per 

Photo Sale 

The dramatic night color photo of 
the main hospital building, taken a cou¬ 
ple of years ago with much preparation 
and patience by HM1 Garry Silk 
assisted by Herb Queller, may be 
purchased for $20 at the Information 
Desk in the main lobby. This beautiful 
print makes an excellent gift for a 
departing shipmate or a permanent 
reminder and souvenir for your own 
duty here. All proceeds go to Navy 

Softball challenge 

The annual Navy Relief Softball 
Game between the Medical Service 
Corps Officers and Chief Petty Officers 
of the command was played last Friday 
in the athletic field on base. Although 
our deadline prevents publishing results 

this issue, all signs pointed to a good 
contribution to the fund, regardless of 
which team won. Two dollars was 
donated by each of the players and the 
basket was passed among spectators. 

Car Wash 

Next Friday. June 4. at 2:30 p.m.. 
Operating Management, assisted by 
personnel of the Sixth Deck and Mili¬ 
tary Manpower, will wash anyone's pri¬ 
vate vehicle for a donation to Navy 
Relief. The car wash will be held behind 
the Porthole, Bldg. 130. 

Bedpan Run 

And, of course another way to help 
the worthy cause and have some fun 
on your own is to enter the first Bedpan 
Fun Run, to begin at 8.30 a m, on 
Saturday, June 5. If you haven't yet 
registered, you may still sign up for a 
$7 entry fee. The 3-mile and 5.3 mile 
flat and rolling course, including a 
steep, uphill grade, will begin and end 
by the Emergency Room/Outpatient 
entrance All entrants will receive a T- 

For those who prefer to give an out¬ 
right cash or check donation, keyper- 
sons are still available throughout the 
medical center to receive your con¬ 

Cultural workshops 
slated for military 

Military rights and responsibilities 
and cultural workshops will be con¬ 
ducted in Room 3 of Bldg. 75A on June 
1 for enlisted, and June 8 for officer 

Personnel selected for these 
workshops must have six months to a 
year of duty remaining at NRMC Oak¬ 

The classes will begin at 7:45 a m. 
each day and run approximately eight 

LCDR Douglas Love, Commander 
Coordinator for the Phase II Equal 
Opportunity Program, is in charge of 
the training. 

HELPING HANDS —At a "battalion aid station" set up at Pier 39 in San Fran¬ 
cisco on Armed Forces Day, Commander Valaine Pack and her team of Oak 
Knoll nurses and corpsmen work rapidly to stabilize a "patient" as a huge 
crowd looks on. (More Armed Forces Day photos, page 6). 

Pag© 2 


Friday, May 28, ‘ 



For those who wonder why 

May 31 

/ am an American—defender of 
freedom and guardian of the nation. 

The service I render to my country is 
not only duty, but an honor and a pri¬ 
vilege. Duty, as a citizen whose life 
holds responsibility for country in high 
regard. Honor, as an individual before 
God with respect for the ideals that 
make these United States a 
democracy. Privilege, for the ability to 
give, and fortunate enough to have 
been born in a land where my life, mind 
and ideals are my own. 

To serve our country as a fighting 
man is a trust bestowed on me by the 
people. It is my hope for millions out¬ 
side our borders who suffer under the 
rampage of tyranny, the absence of 
justice and freedom. 

As an American fighting man, / find 
faith in my God and courage from 

Memorial Day Message 


The Secretary Of Defense 

There are certain times when the links be¬ 
tween our past, present and future warrant rec¬ 
ognition and clear focus. Memorial Day is such 
an occasion, a time set aside to bring brightly 
colored flowers and flags to the gravesides of our 
nation’s honored dead. A day when the bugler’s 
taps echo across our cities and towns and lonely 
country cemeteries. A day when we are all re¬ 
minded that freedom is not bought cheaply. A 
time when we acknowledge the awesome price 
that a nation must be prepared to pay if it 
wishes to remain free. On this as other Memori¬ 
al Days, we pause to honor those men and wom¬ 
en in uniform who have given their lives so that 
we may enjoy and sustain that precious light of 
liberty. The link that this day has with tomor¬ 
row is our solemn pledge to future generations 
of Americans—that we too are ready to pay that 
price in defense of that cherished legacy. We 
owe tomorrow’s Americans nothing less. 

Human relations council 
seeks more members 

Volunteers are being sought to 
become members of the Human Rela¬ 
tions Council, a committee which 
represents every member, civilian or 
military, assigned to this command 
Its purpose is basically four-fold (1) 
To resolve tensions and conflicts; (2) 
To promote equal civilian employment, 
(3) To ensure equal opportunity and 

treatment of military personnel to the 
maximum extent practicable, and (4) 
To help establish lines of communica¬ 
tion among all members of the com¬ 

Those interested in serving on the 
council are encouraged to call either 
Weldon Miles at Ext 2554, or Captain 
Rainer Schmidt at Ext. 2408 

those who have gone before me. My 
reason for service is a symbol for all 
men to see that the sacrifice of my 
fellow Americans was not m vain. 

John Banks III was 24 year;, 
when the four-engine transport 
he was copiloting in South Viel 
crashed, taking his life 

/ make no claim to another's land or 
government but stand ready at the bor¬ 
ders of freedom, not as an aggressor, 
but as a defender; and the nations of 
the world will know that "the pursuit 
of happiness" is more than spoken 
words, but a way of life. 

The orders / receive are derived from 
the people and / am responsible to 

The short essay entitled "I Ar 
American" was written by y 
Banks for an essay contest and 
between pages of a scrapbook th; 
had entrusted to his best friend th 
before he was killed. The f 
returned the scrapbook to B 
father, a resident of Superior, W 



The words above are an epitaph for 
their author who was a friend of Lieute¬ 
nant Commander Thomas J. Tomzak, 
physician on the OB/GYN medical 

Navy Relief has 

genuine concern 

Like so many of the truly good things in this life, a wealth of myth and mis 
tanding surrounds one of the greatest benefits available to naval personnel a ’ 
families —the services of the Navy Relief Society. 

Too many people are unaware of the variety of things Navy Relief can 
them. And once apprised of the society's resources, some are fearful of g 7 
Navy Relief for help. 

One of the tragedies which occurs frequently is when a family is utterly s 
financially and simply cannot make ends meet. Because they feel they a 
proud" to go to Navy Relief, they will take out a large commercial loan and t 
with enormous monthly payments compounded by considerable interest cl 

This isn't saving face. This is folly! 

"But how do I get a loan from Navy Relief;” one asks, "what do I do?" F 
go to the Navy Relief office at Naval Air Station Alameda and tell the receptiu 
purpose of your visit An interviewer will see you next and help you fill out 
(Yes, there is a form which has to be filled out so that Navy Relief can 
records straight.) If, after your financial situation is considered it is found 
cannot pay the society for the loan, you will be given the money outright, 
monthly payments are determined to be fair, you will be paying only for the 
of your loan—not for inflated interest rates. 

Think of Navy Relief as a neighbor or family member to whom you woul 
time of need. The staff and volunteers are trained and considerate people. Tl 
to see that you have the help you need. A Navy Relief volunteer would no 
home and discuss cases over the dinner table than would a bank clerk who ti < 
application for a car loan. It’s business, pure and simple—except at Navy V 


businesslike aspects are tempered with a genuine concern for your v\ 
OK, you say, we're making it and don't need money, so why do we no -? 
Relief? Lots of reasons. If the purse-strings are a bit tight during maternity, f< 
pie. Navy Relief can furnish all or part of the beautiful layette, based on nee< * 
ing nurse can also help and advise when the mother and baby come horr 
You can also shop at the Navy Relief Thrift Shop and get great bargains < 
clothes and other miscellaneous items which are as good as new before th< 1 
out for sale. 

Just don't be bashful about going to Navy Relief for help. Like medical 
commissaries and exchanges. Navy Relief is one of the great benefits of m 
If you're in a position not to need any of the services this great society o 1 
can volunteer to help and give your own time to make an already tre -• 
organization even better 

And. the once a year call for contributions ends at Naval Region^ 
Center Oakland next week Your donation will be placed in reserve 
emergencies you, your shipmates, families or surviving dependents J 
Remember, not one cent of any donation is used for overhead op < 
administrative costs. Navy Relief truly exemplifies the saying the Navy tar 

its own. 


RAOMWM lonergao MC USN. 
Commanding Officer 

CART Joseph P Smyth, MC USN Oirector of 
Clinical Services 

THE OAK LEAF is published btwee 
day. produced commercially w»th aj ^ 
funds in compliance with NNPR P-35 
1974 Deadline for copy is Wednesd 
the week poor to public* boh 

CDR Frank D F.shcr MSC, USN. Director of 
Administrative Services 

Editor Betty Beck 
Clerk Pot Moaphy 

Opinions contained hereto are n 
enpresstons of the Dep*ximenl of the 
OAK LEAF receives American forces Tj 

vice and Navy News mateoal 

Photography HM1 Garry S«lk 

HM2 Larry Marchionda 

Contributions from both staff and p * 
welcomed and should be addressed lev 
of the OAK LEAF Na*al Rational Med* 
Oakland. CA 9462 7 

Friday- May-28. 1982 


Page 3 

Civilian FEGU 

Do your records reflect your choice? 

If you. as a civilian employee, have 
had a Designation of Beneficiary form 
in file for your $ 10.000 FEGLI optional 
isurance policy which simply names 
omeone to receive your "optional 
nsurance" and you have since signed 
jp for the Additional Optional 
nsurance (multiples of from one to five 
iimes pay), that person named on your 
>iue designation form may be entitled 
o the Additional Optional Insurance as 

designation of beneficiary, the follow¬ 
ing order of payment applies: (1) 
widow or widower; (2) children (includ¬ 
ing descendents of deceased children); 
(3) parents; (4) executor or administra¬ 
tor of the estate, (5) next of kin. 

(FEGLI Bulletin) 

Tuition assistance 
funding reduced 

If this is not what you intended, you 
,.ould submit a new designation, SF 
i!823, immediately. If you need a copy 
:>f a new designation form or if you 
ivish to review the form you have on 
ile. contact Civilian Personnel Service, 
xt 2116. 

Employees are reminded that they 
o not have to. file a designation of 
:»eneficiary form if they are satisfied 
»ith the order of precedence outlined 
ii the FEGU law. In the absence of a 

Navy Tuition Assistance Funding 
has been reduced on 50 percent of 
course costs for all applications 
received on and after May 5 The 
reduction is due to a significant 
increase in requests for tuition assis¬ 
tance funds and increased tuition 

The 50 percent funding applies to all 
Navy members who apply for the 
program for the remainder of this fiscal 
year (through Sept 30, 1982). 

*ACE examinations eliminated 

The Office of Personnel Manage- 
lent has announced that the PACE 
lamination has been abolished, and 
ill be replaced with a new appointing 
iithority. Donald J. Devine, OPM 
rector, said greater emphasis will be 
laced on filling GS-5 and GS-7 
lofessional and administrative career 
AC) positions through internal 
mobility and displaced employee 
log rams. 

The OPM action complies with 
rms of a consent decree entered by 
e U. S District Court for the District 
Columbia requiring that the federal 
ivemment use a method of selection 
r PAC jobs which ensures that the 
ircentage of blacks and Hispanics 
ed be proportional to the number 
leking such positions 
The PACE hiring register is-no longer 
ailable for appointment of individuals 
professional and administrative 
eer positions and the exam itself has 
en abolished 

Agency heads and personnel 
• ieials have been informed that most 
w PAC vacancies will now be filled 
•ough internal hiring, interagency 
insfer, and placement of individuals 
to have been displaced under reduc- 
• n-in-force procedures. Internal hiring 
I transfers will benefit minorities, 
’ce they are represented in greater 
mbers in the federal workforce than 
the general population. These 
•thods will also serve the affirmative 
ion goal of providing for upward 
bility of minorities. Placement of 
oloyees displaced due to RIF will 
3 a similar effect since RIF retention 
s rely heavily on seniority and 
i cks and Hispanics (as well as 
men) generally have less seniority 
J are disproportionately represented 
ong RIF'd employees. 

While internal hires, interagency 
nsfers and placement of displaced 
iployees are expected to provide 
•didates for many PAC vacancies 
ing the coming years due to planned 
backs in the number of federal per- 
•nel. they cannot provide candidates 
all PAC positions which must be 

n order to provide a means for out- 
f -i hiring which will be necessary, 
me announced his intention to 
ute new excepted service appoint- 
■ it authority under Schedule B to fill 
y level PAC positions at the GS-5 
7 levels The new appointments 
be allowed under the PAC Outs- 
•ding Scholar Program, the PAC 
ingual/Bicultural Program, the 
eral Junior Fellowships Program, 

I other direct hire arrangements 
ch may be negotiated between 

OPM and individual agencies. 

These hires will be non-competitive 
appointments, although appointees will 
be eligible for promotion to competitive 
positions at higher grades Promotion 
will be based either on an examination 
or a review of the employee's perfor¬ 
mance. PAC appointees who partici¬ 
pate in a cooperative education 
program or the Federal Junior Fellow¬ 
ship Program will be converted to com¬ 
petitive status in accordance with the 
terms of those programs 

In addition, proposed regulations 
implementing the new hiring authority 
provide for basic civil service protec¬ 
tion for those appointed under the new 
system. They would enjoy rights similar 
to those given competitive appointees 
in the areas of removal, suspension, 
reduction in grade or pay, furloughs 
and retention rights in reduction in 
force after completion of the normal 
trial period of one year from initial 

Military air fare 
discounts cut 

Eight airlines have announced that 
they have reduced the discount offered 
to active-duty military members from 
50 percent of the standard coach-class 
fare to 33-1/2 percent, effective May 
1 The airlines are Air Florida, 
American, Continental, Delta, Eastern, 
Pan Am, Texas International and 
United. A ninth carrier. Western Air¬ 
lines, has announced that it will cut its 
discount to 25 percent June 1. 

Many airlines still offer the 50 per¬ 
cent discount. Trans World Airlines 
(TWA) and USAIR have assured the 
Military Traffic Management Command 
(MTMC) that they will continue their 
programs at that level for the forseea- 
ble future. 

According to MTMC, the discount 
reductions are part of an overall effort 
by the airlines involved to increase 
revenues. MTMC recommends check¬ 
ing with a Scheduled Airline Traffic 
Office (SATO), travel agent, or airline 
ticket office for the best travel rates. 

MTMC will advise commands of 
additional changes to the discount fare 
program as they occur. 

TEAM SPIRIT—When Nurse Corps Commander David Figgins was frocked ear¬ 
lier this month, a very special friend was present to offer congratulations —Mr. 
Franklin Mieuli, owner of the Warriors, Oakland's pro basketball team. Mr. 
Mieuli (holding the Sherlock Holmes type cap with which he has become iden¬ 
tified) was a Lieutenant (junior grade) in the U. S. Navy during World War II. 
Commander Figgins' sister Shirley works for Mieuli but was unable to be pre¬ 
sent for the ceremony because of a dental appointment. The newly-frocked 
nurse is assigned to our NAS Alameda Branch Clinic. 

Nursing supervisor job open 

Applications will be accepted 
through June 4 by Civilian Personnel 
Service for a Supervisory Clinic ^1 
Nurse, GS-10, in the Labor and Deliv¬ 
ery Ward of this hospital. 

The person selected for the job will 
work rotating shifts and some weekend 
duty may be required. 

A full professional knowledge of the 
field of nursing is required. 

The job entails directing the work of 

Savings Bonds 

The annual U. S. Savings Bonds 
campaign will begin here next month 
and keypersons will be appointed in the 
near future 

In the meantime, here are some 
points to consider: 

• Savings Bonds pay more interest 
than any bank or savings and loan pass 
book accounts or savings certificates, 
and there is never a penalty for early 

• Bonds are not taxable by the 
state and are subject to federal tax only 
when cashed. 

• With the current interest rate at 9 

'Helping Hand' offer 
for drug abusers 

"The vast majority of Navy people 
want to come aboard and get rid of 
drug abuse in the Navy Traditional 
sources of counseling and leadership 
are available and ready to help," 
according to RADM Paul J. Mulloy, 
Director of the Navy's Human 
Resources Management Division 

He adds that "the signal is clear The 
Navy means business. Those who 
traffic in or use drugs, and won't 
change their ways don't belong and 
won’t be tolerated in our Navy But at 
the same time, we will always extend 
the helping hand of counseling and 
treatment to shipmates by a Drug and 
Alcohol Program Advisor (DAPA) and 
collateral duty Drug and Alcohol 
Advisor (CODAA), members of the 
Medical Corps, and Chaplains. 

all military and civilian personnel 
assigned to the ward, interpreting doc¬ 
tor's orders, assigning health care con¬ 
sumers to subordinates, establishing 
and implementing a quality assurance 
program, and training of staff mem¬ 

Detailed information may be 
obtained from Christine Lessler, Ext. 

percent, bonds have a rate equivalent 
to at least 11 percent and as much as 
20 percent, depending upon your tax 

• If bonds are lost, destroyed or 
stolen, they can be replaced without 
charge and still carry the original issue 

• Bonds help reduce inflation The 
national debt relies on the sale of 
Treasury bills and savings bonds The 
more bonds sold, the less need to sell 
high interest T bills; consequently, less 
money goes out of the Treasury. 

• Under the payroll deduction plan, 
as little as $6.75 per month may be 
withheld and your bonds are delivered 
automatically to you as they are 

CFC change— 

(Cont'd from Page 1) 

broadly representative of the com¬ 
munity in which they operate. The CFC 
will remain decentralized, operating 
through local Federal Coordinating 
Committees. These committees, with 
both federal employee and citizen 
members, will determine which charita¬ 
ble agencies will be admitted to the 
campaign, subject to national eligibility 
criteria. They will also select the group 
which will serve as the Principal Com¬ 
bined Fund Organization. All major 
decisions will be made by the local 
Federal Coordinating Committees, sub¬ 
ject to the approval of the Director of 

—something to think about 

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Eleven officer therapists 

Friday, May 28, V 

Occupational therapy— 'basket-weaving' j 

WORKING THE TOE —Sonar Technician Second Class Martin L. Jumper, who 
had his left big toe successfully transplanted to the stump where his thumb 
used to be in surgery here on Feb. 4, works with a leather punch and hammer to 
coordinate movement in the repaired hand. 

t i 

RETURNING NORMAL FUNCTION —LT Clark explains to ICFN Richard Trader 
how doing fine needle and thread work will strengthen a hand muscle following 
tendon repair. 

Occupational Therapists (OTs) are 
on the Navy's endangered species 

In February 1980, the Bureau of 
Medicine and Surgery elected to phase 
out occupational therapy services in all 
but four major regional medical cen¬ 
ters At the same time it was decided to 
eliminate the remaining OTs by attri¬ 
tion The Navy's portion of the PT/OT 
Tri-Service Technician School was also 
discontinued, although the Army and 
Air Force continue to educate their 

OTs began their profession in the 
military They were initially called 
"reconstruction aides” and considered 
"worth their weight in gold" by General 
John J Pershing. They served the 
Armed Forces in field hospitals by pro¬ 
viding a level of work tasks and arts 
and crafts to aid rehabilitation of 

injured limbs and to assist patients in 
diverting their otherwise painful hours 
while hospitalized. 

Eventually OTs became the largest 
body of bio-medical professionals in 
the Navy, having a total of 27 clinics. 
This number was reduced to 1 2 after 
World War II due to a reduction in mili¬ 
tary strength 

In the early 1950s, the professional 
requirements for occupational therapy 
were upgraded A 1953 Navy memo 
reported a critical situation in the pro¬ 
curement of certain qualified bio-medi¬ 
cal specialists, including OTs Nurses 
trained in the War Emergency Course 
for Occupational Therapy were given 
an option to become full-time occupa¬ 
tional therapists. 

In addition to registration require¬ 
ments and degreed programs in 
occupational therapy, the OT theory 

base began to be questioned within the 
profession and several diverse 
interpretations of practice began to 
appear. This state of influx presented 
difficulties in both the areas of practice 
and in explaining the occupational 
therapy mission to physicians and 
health care administrators. 

Early literature presented findings 
that although occupational therapists 
were capable of organizing excellent 
clinical programs, few elected to 
assume administrative leadership roles. 
Interviews with retired occupational 
therapists have borne this out. Signifi¬ 
cant leadership did not emerge from 
the ranks of OTs although the numbers 
of therapists were greater in proportion 
to that of other bio-medical specialties 
in earlier years. 

The "Bolton Act" in 1956 allowed 
male OTs to become commissioned 
officers. Up until then, all commis¬ 
sioned occupational therapists, as well 
as physical therapists and dieticians, 
were women. 

The number of commissioned 
Navy OTs engaged in clinical prac¬ 
tice now stands at only 11. 

For years, the "basket-weaver" syn¬ 
drome was applied to occupational 
therapy programs. What most people 
don't recognize, however, is that in the 
past 30 years occupational therapy has 
advanced its scientific data base just 
like other health care professionals. 
Although the tools of the trade, i.e., 

work tasks, arts and crafts, rer 
basic to treatment, methodology 
application of these modalities I 
changed in order to reduce m-h< i 
treatment time, and to coincide f 
acute care medicine 

At present, the occupational ther 
clinic at Naval Regional Medical Cej 
Oakland is actively engaged in ari 
care psychiatry, alcohol rehabilita '. 

and hand-trauma rehabilitation ur 
the direction of Lieutenant Commar 

Osborne T Watkins, Medical $er> 

Occupational therapy also prov 
self-care evaluation and training 
neurosurgical patients and others \ 
varied disabilities. 

In 1981 occupational therapy ir 
civilian sector was cited as the lar 
growing profession. OTs are pres 
active in school systems, indu 
vocational centers, and in private u 
tice, as well as in hospital settings 

Will the Navy someday change 
mind and reinstitute this specialty, 
famous American general felt wortl 
weight in gold 7 The many pat’«i 
whose mental anguish have t 
relieved through occupational thei 
and the many more who have regaii 
full function of their formerly use 
hands through the modalities of .. 
service, would no doubt heai * 
endorse such action. 

By LT Nelson Cl 

0. T. makes DOING 


- i. * 

(Editor's Note: LT Nelson Clark of 
NRMC Oakland's Occupational 
Therapy staff submitted the lead 
article on this page three or four 
weeks ago. Because of space limita¬ 
tions and the need to take photos to 
illustrate the story, it was not pub¬ 
lished in the last Oak Leaf, but held to 
run this issue. Coincidentally, and 
without collaboration between edi¬ 
tors or OTs at either medical center, 
the Courier. NRMC Portsmouth's 
very fine monthly publication, used 
the same subject as its primary story 
in the May 10, 1982 edition. The 
Portsmouth story was written by the 
editor of the Courier— HM2 Donald E. 
Zboray II, who was himself 
introduced to the eastern Occupa¬ 
tional Therapy Clinic as a patient 19 
months ago. Ten months before com¬ 
ing to NRMC Portsmouth. Zboray 
was injured in an auto accident. He 
had brachial plexus and ulnar 
neuropraxia injuries to his right 
upper extremity, his dominent limb. 
He was treated by a civilian physical 
therapist for the loss of mobility and 
enervation in an attempt to retain 

him in the isolated duty billet he h> 
in central North Carolina. Later, 
was transferred to Portsmouth e 
placed on limited duty. He Vv 
assigned to the OT Clinic as a sti 
member and as an outpatient, 
learned to write with his left-ha 
and developed other fine and gr: 
motor skills, effecting a success I 
change in dominance. Through i 
co-ordinated efforts of the thr 
major areas of treatment available' 
the OT Clinic (hand therap 
orthotics and occupational p: 
chology) Zboray gradually regair ' 
his right-handed skills while folio 
ing a home program of self-hn. 
physical therapy to strength!* 
atrophied muscles. By May 19fj 
HM2 Zboray was well on the way! 
full recovery of the use of his ri(j 
hand. He was discharged as an o. 
patient and given a new billet as II 
Courier's editor and photojournali 
With his permission, we repeat l‘ 
story here to complement the o 
written by our own occupation > 

By HM2 Donald E. Zboray II 

CDR Rob Zila, LCDR Jim Walker. 
LCDR Steve Faherty, HM2 Marie Burks, 
HM2 Brad French, HM3 Mitch Pierce. 
HM3 Rick Long, HN Julie Benton, and 
HN Janet Raven are very special mem¬ 
bers of the NRMC Portsmouth health 
care team They are the Medical Ser¬ 
vice Corps officers, Physical Therapy- 
Occupational Therapy Technicians, 
and general duty Hospital Corpsmen 
who make "doing" the little and the 
great individual achievements in life 
possible such as being able to hold a 
drinking glass, stand up straight, 
explore creative abilities, regain the use 
of an injured arm or leg, and finding a 
way to overcome a congenital dis¬ 

They assist orthopedic surgeons to 
prevent physical disabilities following 
surgery They straighten the spines of 
young adolescent women inflicted with 

scoliosis. They guide psychiati 
patients, through group projects ai 
individual decision-making challer 
They support the efforts of alcohc 
to rehabilitate 

CDR Zila is a highly skilled orthc 
specialist The work performed by 2. 
and assisting corpsmen —splint a 
brace fitting and fabrication—reduc , 
the operational expense the Nr i 
would face without their expertise I 
report on the O T Clinic’s ortht 
construction during February 19 1 
only $ 1,100 was expended to pro\ 

169 various splints and braces wh 
were fabricated m-house for patiei 
referred by the Orthopedic Service 

The same services from civilian p 
viders would have cost the governm 
$12,687 All orthotics are cost* 
made for NRMC Portsmouth patiei 
Additionally, since they are produi 

Friday. May 28 1982 


Page 5 

art—or significant patient therapy? 

m-house splints and braces can be put 
nto use by their patients in less time 
trtcause the need for return visits for 
fitting is greatly reduced. 

LCDR Faherty is a registered occu¬ 
pational therapist who specializes 
h 3 nd therapy In February he super- 
sed or personally gave treatments to 
27 outpatients. He is also a member 
>f the Orthopedic Service Hand Clinic 
t ©am treating both outpatients and 
npatients with the surgeons before 
ind after surgery The 327 outpatient 
visits in the 0 T Clinic would have 
ost the Navy approximately $8,502 if 
. rovided through outside sources. 
LCDR Jim Walker directs the 
^upational psychology mission of 
he 0 T. Clinic which augments the 
ipatient care for patients of the Psy- 
hiatry and Alcohol Rehabilitation Ser- 
ices. Meeting these consultation 
leeds accounts for the clinic's largest 
>umber of patient visits In February, 
tore than 1,200 patients visited the 
). T Clinic during group periods Civi- 
an care for these patients would have 
ost $21,525 

Many more patients are seen by 
CDR Walker and the technicians dur- 
pg relaxation therapy sessions which 
re held on the wards. 

If February 1982 is considered as an 
: verage month in terms of patient load 
1,469), comparable civilian care from 
I idewater practitioners would cost 
j;42.674. That can be extrapolated 
.nto an annual expense of $512,088 
or services and materials 

Well, what does the 0 T Clinic 
cost? In addition to the $13,200 spent 
annually for orthotic materials, another 
$18,800 is expended for arts and 
crafts supplies and equipment and 
materials required for hand therapy 
patient care Staff salaries approximate 
$1 75,000, annually 

Helping people to make ''doing” 
possible at NRMC Portsmouth will cost 
about $207,000 in FY 82. Approx¬ 
imately $305,088 will be saved by the 
Navy because this region has an 
Occupational Therapy Clinic. 

Hospital Corpsmen who hold the 
Physical Therapy-Occupational 
Therapy NEC (8446) are a vanishing 
breed in today's Navy Medical Depart¬ 
ment The last P T.-O T technician 
class graduated in February 1981. 

The numbers of Medical Service 
Corps officers who specialize in 
occupational therapy are also being 
reduced through normal attrition. 

While Navy occupational therapists 
and technicians are being phased out, 
the Navy will begin to replace services 
now provided by military personnel by 
CHAMPUSing O.T patients out to civi¬ 
lian therapists It may also begin 
recruitment of occupational therapists 
as civilian government employees. 

The people who make ''doing” 
possible at NRMC Portsmouth still take 
care of the Navy’s own more frequently 
with each passing month During 
March 1982, the OT Clinic staff set a 
new monthly record for patient visits 
by logging 2.000 patients 

Physician's Assistant praises 
niiitary educational opportunity 

"I feel that the military presents a 
nique opportunity to advance 
neself professionally, educationally 
nnd) personally to individuals who 
ipply themselves to looking for both 
viable and not-so-obvious ways 
i build a profession that can last 
; 1 tern a lifetime—especially Hospital 
orps personnel.” 

The above statement made recently 
i physician's assistant CW03 Herb 
ahnson of the Concord Naval 
" capons Station Branch Clinic, is not a 
- allow phrase, for here is a former 1 7- 
' (jar-old high school dropout with no 
i pparent prospects who now holds a 
! tchelor and a master s degree and is 
! i tting his sights on a doctorate 
’ Originally from Baltimore, Md , 
onnson joined the Navy 19 years ago 
: a served on the USS AULT (DD 698); 

! National Naval Medical Center, 
j Jthesda; with the 9th and 12th 
arines in 3rd -Mar Div., Republic of 
etnam; at Naval Air Station Fallon, 
v; with the Inshore Undersea War- 
|. e Group One; aboard USS ILLUSIVE 
i’ SO 448), and with the 4th Recon- 
I issance Battalion. 4th Mar. Div. He 
us been assigned to the Oakland 
edical region nearly five years and will 
>on depart for new duty at the station 
jspital, Whidbey Island, Wash 
CWO Johnson completed "A” and 
H" Hospital Corps schools, the Field 
edical Service School. Search and 
Jscue School. Career Counsel- 
3 School and Physician Assistant's 
chool m the Navy, also earning a GED 
jh school completion, a bachelor of 
lence in health care from the Univer- 
y of Nebraska College of Medicine, 
d a master's in clinical psychology 
nm John F Kennedy University in 
• mda 

Noteworthy is that the Director of 
f alth Care in the region —C APT W W 
jdge, and LCDR Karl Schweinfurth. 
ormer) OIC of Concord Branch Clinic 
d Drs (Lowell) Kallen and Lance Mar- 
n of Psychiatry all actively 

encouraged my education and 
dovetailed my training with the cur¬ 
riculum at John F Kennedy University's 
graduate school of clinical psy¬ 
chology.” he said "As a result, I had 
probably the finest internship year 
possible, completely within the struc¬ 
ture of the Oakland Naval Regional 
Medical Center This is important 
because it demonstrates again and 
again the assistance I've received since 
I've been in the naval service from both 
my contemporaries and my superiors 
whenever I wanted to get ahead The 
tremendous encouragement from my 
line officer supervisors in both the Navy 
and Marine Corps, (and) the Naval 
Medical and Medical Service Corps 
superiors has always been both verbal 
and in the form of personal assistance 
Role-modeling by these people, and 
their positive attitude about their naval 
careers, has done much to keep me 
actively pursuing education along my 
career path. I owe the folks, too 
numerous to mention, a great deal 
when I look at my master's degree. 

CW03 Herb Johnson 

TESTING —Mrs. Mary Russell, wife of a retired Army officer, has her grip 
tested by LT Nelson Clark in the patient's first visit to the Occupational 
Therapy Clinic. 

WOODWORKING —FTM2 Antonio Gonzales puts the final touches on a little 
wooden house he built during visits to the Occupational Therapy Clinic The 
hand and arm brace assists in strengthening fingers which had become 



LCDR Peggy Coffman, NC (from CO, 
NRMC San Diego) 

LT Mark Nowicki, NC 
HM2 Victor Lopez 

HM2 Candace Mullet 
Ms Michelle Willis.R.N 
HM2 James Anson 
HM2 Stephen Williams 
PC2 Joe Cunningham 

Nurse Corps officers Susan Camus, 
Rebecca Dadamio and Linda Oles 

CDR David Figgins, NC 


MM1 Anthony Palmeno 


HM2 Candace Mullet 

ADM Long extended 

President Reagan has approved the 
extension of ADM Robert L Long as 
Commander in Chief, Pacific, until July 
1. 1983 

This is ADM Long's second exten¬ 
sion as Commander of all U S Forces 
in the Pacific Area 

NEW TO OAK KNOLL-Patrick Hea- 
phy is a recent transfer to Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland's 
Public Affairs Office from the Chap¬ 
lain's Office at Presidio of San Fran¬ 
cisco. Pat originally comes from ups¬ 
tate New York and holds a bachelor 
of science from St. Francis College in 
Brooklyn. He assists the PAO and 
Oak Leaf Editor in typing, research, 
coordination and administrative 
details, and also escorts visitors. 

Page 6 


NRMC Oakland in public spotlight for AFD 

Thanks to an excellent volunteer 
response, Naval Regional Medical 
Center Oakland's participation in 
Armed Forces Day activities in San 
Francisco May 14-15, was well- 
attended and appreciated. 

Displays and demonstrations 
featured the Prosthetics Laboratory, 
cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and 
Heimlich maneuver, and free blood 
pressure checks for visitors. 

In addition, a triage scenario was 
exceptionally well-coordinated A small 
boat in the bay shot blank ammo at a 
military subject on the pier. The 
"patient” shouted for corpsmen, four 
of whom responded, running 50 ft. 
with a stretcher The "patient” was put 
into the crackerbox ambulance and the 
siren sounded for three seconds. A 
medical officer then examined the vic¬ 
tim and sent him to a Battalion Aid Sta¬ 
tion where nurses and corpsmen went 
to work, using supplies borrowed from 
Staff Education and Training. 

LTJG Joel Libby was the medical 
center's project officer Those working 
both days on the event were HM2 
Thomas Boman, ENS Kaki Douglass, 

a 1 

BP CHECK —HM3 Brian Webb of the 
medical center takes the blood 
pressure of one of the visitors to our 

HM3 Carrie Findley and HM2 Pat 

Also at the displays on Friday were 
LCDR Mark Dawson, LT JoAnn Fritch, 
Mr. Andre Gilmore, HA Phillip Herman, 
HN Michael Maloney and HM2 William 
Threet, while Saturday's shift included 
HN Robert Arrowsmith, HM3 Allen 
Boatman, ENS Mark Boman, HM3 
Steven Butler, LT Maureen Clary, HN 
Sparkle Duhe, OS1 Randy Franks, 
LCDR Louise George, LCDR Greg Gib¬ 
bons, LT Lisa Halton, Mr Phil 
Harkov, LCDR Daniel Lancaster, HM2 
Larry Marchionda, HN Greg Marlatt, 
CDR Valaine Pack, HM3 Duanne Rudd, 
HM3 Brian Webb and HM3 Joel Welter. 

WOUNDED —Ensign Mark Boman, 
complete with realistic moulage, 
plays the role of a "gut-shot" victim 
as Hospitalman Robert Arrowsmith 
(with bull horn) narrates the 

The Veterans Administration has 
launched a $4 million scholarship 
program in an effort to ensure suffi¬ 
cient nursing staff in its health care 

Scholarships will go to about 3 1 
qualified nursing students The scho ! 
ships will provide educational bene, 
on a pay-back-m-service basis. 

Friday, May 28, Iff 

CHOKING —HM2 Pat Jones and HM3 Carrie Findley demonstrate the first step 
in the Heimlich maneuver to interested spectators. 

CNO says: 

WASHINGTON (NES)...“Drug abuse is destructive to 
our efforts to instill pride and promote professionalism. It is 
costly in terms of lost man-hours, unnecessary administrative 
and judicial processing and a critical drawdown on morale 
and esprit de corps. It is not just the abuser who is affected, 
but the abuser’s shipmates as well.” 

CPR —Using a dummy, HM2 Pat Jones shows the public the technique of 

diopulmonary resuscitation while HM3 Carrie Findley waits her tuir 

demonstrate the method on an infant model 

ON THE DOUBLE —With the injured "patient" now on the litter, corpsn 
make a sprint to the waiting ambulance. 

FOR AMPUTEES —Phil Harkov (dark jacket) explains the manufacture anc 
ting of prosthetic limbs for amputees. 

VA aid offered nursing students 

iday May 28, 1982 


Pag® 7 

irst impression: 'spirit of hope' 

By Father Joe Ferraro 

Quite a change from Naples. Italy to NRMC Oakland! 

I am still confused as to locations of wards names, terminology, however, I am 
r confused about the spirit of hope I have seen in the eyes of very ill patients and in 
> concern and care of hospital personnel In my early reflections on the first week 
lak Knoll I have come to understand hope as the changing of one letter cure to 
? In other words, hope is something that can and must be fostered and spon- 
ed hope is learning to live in the balance in the tension between the elements of 
h versus alt the needs, pain and loneliness that serious illness entails 
!n just one week I have seen that sharing in the pain of the patient can help allevi- 
it One first lesson came from a very young nurse on tbe 9th floor "There’s 
hing wrong with crying with someone they see you as another human being 
1 not just a nurse 

X hopeful beginning! May God grant all of us a beautiful spirit of hope and a 
ngness to share 

BEE AND M D. —Seabee Lieutenant Douglas McVicar, officer in charge of 
NAS Alameda Construction Battalion Unit, assists Rear Admiral Walter M. 
argan, NRMC Oakland commanding officer, in officially opening an 11 -unit 
»mg wing for bachelor chief petty officers at Oak Knoll.The 40-man Seabee 
supervised the renovation. They have also recently completed a chapel at 
cord Naval Weapons Station and a new child care center at NAS Alameda 

MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS—Minerva Mattingly, who gave birth to the first child 
born at Oak Knoll on Mother's Day, was the recipient of a full layette for her 
new baby, courtesy of the Ladies Auxiliary, Unit 10, Fleet Reserve Association 
Presenting a basketful of practical and pretty items, many homemade, were 
Fran Barker (center), historian and chaplain for the unit, and Mary Paternoster, 
hospital chairperson. The first baby was a boy, weighing in at seven pounds and 
arriving at 3:08 a.m.. May 9. The child is the second for Aviation Structural 
Mechanic Seaman Third Class Guy Mattingly of Moffett Field and his wife 

Criscitiello retires from Navy 
to begin new civilian career 

Today is the last day at Naval 
Regional Medical Center, Oakland, for 
retiring Lieutenant Commander Joseph 
J Criscitiello. who has served here for 
about nine months as Chief of Operat¬ 
ing Management Service 

The Medical Service Corps officer, 
completing more than 24 years in the 
Navy, will continue in the medical 
administration field in private industry 
and also heads his own firm, "Cris 
Consultants," a management consult¬ 
ing business. His wife. Nurse Corps 
Lieutenant Commander Peggy 
Criscitiello, will remain on the medical 
center staff here where she is the 
director of the Intensive Care Unit 
Lieutenant Michael Lawson, who 
once before served in the same posi¬ 
tion, will become the acting Chief of 
Operating Management until a perma¬ 
nent replacement arrives in the fall. 

LCDR Criscitiello was assigned to 
Naval Regional Medical Center Oakland 
following a position as Commanding 
Officer of the Third Medical Battalion, 
3rd FSSG, Okinawa. Japan 

Other billets during his long service 
include duty with Submarine Force, 
U S Atlantic Fleet; Commanding 
Officer, Naval Experimental Diving Unit, 
and aboard the submarines USS 
TRUTTA (SS-421), TENCH (SS-417), 
COBBER (SS-344), PICUDA (SS-382) 
He holds the Navy Good Conduct 
Award, a Meritorious Unit Commenda¬ 
tion, the National Defense Service 
Medal. Sea Service Deployment Ribbon 
with three bronze stars, and the Expert 
Pistol Medal with silver "E” clasp 
In his assignment here, he directed 
the functions of the Fire Department. 


OLE —Maria Garcia, a student 
aid in Transportation, is also a 
Mexican folk dancer. She and 
her partner, Arthur Sorisio, 
performed at a Cinco de Mayo 
celebration at Grant High 
School where she is a junior. 
The pretty miss has been 
employed part-time at Oak 
Knoll since March. 


LCDR J. J. Criscitiello 

Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, correspon¬ 
dence management, postal, telephone, 
teletype, housekeeping, laundry, 
security and transportation 

The Criscitiellos will continue to 
make their home in Pittsburg 

The following new additions to the 
military medical/dental "family" have 
arrived at Naval Regional Medical 
Center, Oakland 

A baby boy to HM1 Kurt M 
Bockoven, BuMed EOPS. and his wife 
Trudy. May 6 

A baby girl to LT John R Hanmg, 
OB'GYN Clinic staff, and his wife 
Nancy. May 1 1 

A baby boy to HN Randall E Stovall, 
Pharmacy, and his wife Debra. May 18 

A baby boy to CDR Stephen J 
Ancowitz, Dental Clinic. Treasure 
Island, and his wife Wendy. May 18 

A baby boy to LT Frank W Hall, 
Pathology, and his wife Christina. May 

Pan© 8 


Friday, May 28, 1 

Emal. Chief of Nursing Service, 
pitches a low ball to the batter dur¬ 
ing a May 14 softball game that 
matched the senior nurses against 
the juniors. The seniors won 20-19, 
but our spies tell us it was probably 
because the seniors instantly "com¬ 
missioned" some of the best players 
at the medical center to join their 
team. It was all part of the fun 
celebrating the 74th Anniversary of 
the Navy Nurse Corps. A party 
followed that evening in the Oak 
Knoll Officers' Club. 

Pistol meet set 
at NAS Alameda 

Central Pacific Regional Pistol 
Championships will be held at Naval Air 
Station Alameda on June 1 2 at 8 a m 
All commands in the region have been 
invited to participate and entries mu9t 
be submitted prior to June 7. 

One team may be entered from each 
command (four members and two 
alternates) The team match will con¬ 
sist of firing once over the National 
Course by each four-man team using 
45 calibre pistols 

The individual match will consist of 
firing two times over the same course. 
Naval Reservists on inactive duty. Fleet 
Reserve and retired Naval personnel are 
allowed to fire in individual matches. 

Call Ron Brown at Ext. 2350 for 
further information. 

Musicians needed 

If you are a musician and wish to use 
your talents in a fun and meaningful 
way —here is your chance. CDR Reed 
Adams, USCG, Ret., coordinator of a 
concert band, is looking for volunteers 
who can play musical instruments. 

You must be able to practice on 
Wednesday nights in Oakland Rides to 
the practice may be available, depend¬ 
ing on where you live 

The monthly concerts are for non¬ 
profit organizations such as retirement 
homes For further information call 
CDR Adams at 538-8787 or 462- 

'SLIDE 1 !!' — An unidentified junior nurse tries to reach base as LCDR Essie Mae 
Rucker, first baseman for the senior team, stretches to catch the ball. 

PA lauded for supporting 
military basketball champs 

CW02 Richard Weaver, physician's 
assistant at the Mare Island Naval Sup¬ 
port Activity Branch Clinic, has been 
commended for his role as team trainer 
for the Men's All Navy and U S Armed 
Forces Basketball teams from Jan 1 8 
through April 23, 1982 

In a letter to Rear Admiral Walter M 
Lonergan, medical region commanding 
officer. Mr W R. Carey, head coach of 
both teams, said Weaver "gave 
unselfishly of his time and professional 
assistance and displayed tremendous 
enthusiasm and effort whenever he 
was asked He was in attendance for 

most of the games and always made 
himself available to assist in any way 

Carey continued, "Mr Weaver's 
expertise and diplomatic, cheerful 
approach to sports medicine techni¬ 
ques were in a word, outstanding, and 
enhanced the image of the United 
States Navy and Armed Forces beyond 

Mr Carey is Director of Special Ser¬ 
vices at Mare Island His military team 
went on to win the 1982 United States 
Amateur Basketball National Cham¬ 

U S Govurnmftnt Printing Olllco 
1970 33236 689 1 50/4 

June 5, 6 

'Wild West Days' at Tl 

Naval Base Treasure Island will once 
again sponsor "Wild West Days" The 
fun starts Saturday. June 5. 10 a m to 
10 p.m and again on Sunday, June 6 , 
10 a m to 6 p.m. Treasure Island will be 
the place and western wear will be the 

Among the entertainment planned 
Pony Rides, The Port City Jazz Bank, 
Concorde Stagecoach Ride, Ashley 
Puppets, the Famous "Fall Guys," 
Universal Western Stuntmen, Barnaby 
(the juggler), Wackie Willie (the clown), 
a mechanical bull, and Yosemite Sam. 

Bertie Higgins of Key Largo fame wil 
in concert on Saturday along with 
Silver Moon 8 and. There will be t 
shows on Saturday at 6 30 and 9 
p m Tickets are $8 and are avails 
through all Bass outlets. 

The general public is invited To 
to T. I. take the Treasure Island exit 
the Bay Bridge. Personnel at the m 
gate will direct you to parking and 
entertainment area. 

For further information call | 
Special Services Department at 7 < 

'Wet 'n Wild' tour slated 

By Sally Young 

On Saturday, Aug. 14, Adventours: 
Wet and Wild will take us down the 
American River from Chili Bar to Pt. 
Pleasant Beach where we'll have a pic¬ 

This is the ideal trip for beginners or 
intermediate river rafters. You have the 
option (at the guide's discretion) to just 
hang on and let the expert oarsman 
take you down the river, or actively par¬ 
ticipate by paddling the boat in 
response to the guide's commands— 
providing power with six other brave 
souls in an exhilarating slalom over 
rapids and through foaming channels. 

When you are through with a day on 
the river you will have a great feeling of 
accomplishment and will be as 
refreshed as if you had been away for a 

Before embarking on this adventure, 
the guides will teach you how to paddle 
and control your boat. Be prepared to 
be wet all day —if not from the spray 

and wild waves, from the water figf 
m between rapids 

Remember, this is not for the fain 
heartl It is recommended that all p 
ticipants know how to swim, espec < 
since it is not unusual for rafters to» 
up out of their boats, floating down 

Space on this trip is limited and 
reservations must be in by July 

The trip price is $72 per person. T 
may seem high for a day trip; howev 
it covers bus transportation to the r 
and back, instruction by expert gu> 
(a guide will be assigned each bo 
rental of rafts and personnel flotat 
devices (life jackets), and food t 
drink for the picnic that follows. 

For additional information, call .v 
639-2479 Join us for a day you w< 

Tennis finals 
underway here 

Sailing event slated 

An open tennis tournament beji 
here Monday. The top four player* 
the tournament will qualify for 
upcoming Central Pacific Regio| 
Tennis Championship which will a 
be held at NRMCO. June 7-11 

The 1982 Women's Divis 
Central Pacific Regional Champion* 
will follow on Oak Knoll Courts J 
14-17 Also the Junior Veteran C 
sion (age limit is 35-44) and Se* 
Division (age limit 45 years and c 
will be held the same weekend hen; 

Interested personnel should coni 
Tournament Director Ron Brown at j 

Friday, May 28. 6:30 p.m.-THE STUNTMAN-Peter O'Toole. S 

Saturday, May 29. 1 p.m. —THE BLACK HOLE—Maximillian Schell Ant? 

Perkins —Sci-Fi/PG 

Saturday, May 29, 6:30 p.m. —SCARED TO DEATH—John Stinson. C 

Sunday, May 30, 6:30 p.m. —SPELLBOUND—Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Pe 


Tuesday. June 1. 6:30 p.m —NIGHT CROSSING—John Hurt. Jane Alexan 

Wednesday, June 2. 6:30 p.m. —THE GREAT ALLIGATOR—Barbara 
Claudio Cassinelli—Horror R 

Thursday. June 3, 6:30 p.m.-THE PURSUIT OF D B COOPER-Robert C 
Treat William—Comedy/PG 

Friday, June 4. 6:30 p.m. —BRUBAKER —Robert Redford. Yaphet Ko 

Saturday, June 5. 1 p.m. —LADY AND THE TRAMP —Animation—G 

Saturday, June 5. 6:30 p.m. —TERROR TRAIN, Jamie Lee Curtis 

Sunday, June 6 . 6:30 p.m. —THE BIG SHOW —Gene Autry Smiley Bum 
Western 'G 

Monday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. —PROM NIGHT —Leslie Nielsen. Jamie Lee C 

Tuesday, June 8, 6:30 p.m. —SO FINE —Ryan O'Neal Jack Warden—Com' 

Wednesday, June 9. 6:30 p.m. —SUPER FUZZ —Ernest Borgnine. Tetence 

Thursday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. —GHOST STORY—Fred Astaire Melvyn f 
las —Horror/R 

Naval Station Treasure Island will 
host the Central Pacific Regional Sail¬ 
ing Championships on June 12-13, 
1982 beginning at 10:30 a m A skip¬ 
per meeting will be held at 9 a m., June 
1 2 at the Harbor Master's office. Naval 
Station. Tl. 

All Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine 
Corps personnel on active duty for 
more than 90 days are eligible. The 
boats will be Rhodes 19 Class Sloops 
with spinnakers and the crew will con¬ 
sist of a skipper and two crew mem¬ 

One entry is permitted from each 
base. Call Ron Brown at Ext. 2350 for 
further information. 


Friday. June 11, 1982 

Asian-Pacific Heritage 

Philippine Consul General 

The Honorable Romeo A Arguelles, 
Consul General of the Republic of the 
Philippines in San Francisco, will be the 
)uest speaker during an Asian-Pacific 
tentage Observance. Tuesday. June 
5. at 2 p.m. in the medical center's 
limcal Assembly 

A career foreign service officer, Mr 
Xrguelles served for several years as 
he First Secretary in the Philippine 
imbassy in Washington. DC. before 

his assignment to the Philippine Consu¬ 
late in San Francisco. He also worked 
as Commercial Attache of the Philip¬ 
pines in Tokyo. Japan, for five years 
and was the Deputy Commissioner 
General of the Philippine participation 
in the World Exposition in Osaka, 
Japan in 1 970 

He is the recipient of several honors 
and awards Among them, the 
prestigious Cultural Heritage Award of 

Slavy nurse retires today 

"Today I do not wish to think 
bout the past. It is time to close the 
iursing career chapter in my life." 
ays retiring Commander Bernadine L. 
Ihaffer. adding, "I feel like Jonathan 
ivingston Seagull! I don't know if 
iie world is ready for me, but I am 
irady for it. I have a lot of things to 


The Nursing Education Coordinator 
or Naval Regional Medical Center Oak- 
nd is being honored with a retirement 
>remony in the Clinical Assembly at 
1 am. today after more than 20 
Bars' duty as a Navy nurse. 

A graduate of Washington State 
!Diversity, she earned her bachelor of 
<i*ence in nursing from St Luke's 
chool of Nursing in Spokane Her 
avy billets in addition to the three 
Bars she has spent at Oakland include 
aval Regional Medical Centers San 
•ego. Long Beach, Camp Lejeune and 
niladelphia, at Corps School in Great 
ikes. 111., and at Rota, Spain 

Her future plans include returning to 
>r home state of Washington, attend- 

CDR Bernadine Shaffer 

ing modeling and photography classes 
and eventually working toward another 
college degree 

A reception in her honor will be held 
at the Casa de la Vista on Treasure 
Island tonight 

Ml Whitehead selected SOM 

Hospital Corpsman First Class Chris 
Whitehead, Physical Therapy/ 
:cupational Therapy Technician, has 
an selected as Naval Regional Medi- 
Center Oakland’s Sailor of the 
Dnth for May. 

Petty Officer Whitehead was cited 
professional excellence and ability 
assume varied roles, as well as con- 

HM1 Chris Whitehead 

tinued outstanding performance as a 

He has been directly responsible for 
the efficient operation of a highly com¬ 
plex research program on knee 
arthroscopy, his superiors said 
Whitehead was also cited for maintain¬ 
ing the high standards of the total joint 
replacement and amputee rehabilita¬ 
tion programs. 

He also serves as preceptor for stu¬ 
dents from local colleges and univer¬ 
sities and as instructor for the Phase II 
Physical Therapy Technician School 

Naval Regional Medical Center has 
been home for this outstanding corps- 
man and his wife Karen and daughter 
Melissa since November 1979 
Whitehead has seven years of service 
and was formerly assigned to USS 
BRYCE CANYON (AD-36), home- 
ported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 

Petty Officer Whitehead, originally 
from Fresno, Calif., has a general 
education associate of arts degree and 
is presently working on a bachelor 
degree in health science As for career 
goals he said. "I plan to get out of the 
Navy next year, get my degree in physi¬ 
cal therapy, and then return to the Navy 
as a Medical Service Corps officer." 
Speaking of his selection as Sailor of 
the Month, he added, "it lets me know 
that my superiors appreciate my work 
It makes me feel good " 

In off-duty time he enjoys basketball 
and tennis and has played on the MSC 
Intramural Softball Team 

guest speaker on Tuesday 

the Republic of the Philippines He has 
attended about 15 international con¬ 
ferences as a member of the Philippine 
delegation which took him to Tokyo, 
Santiago, and Geneva and other 
foreign areas. 

Mr Arguelles is a lawyer and mem¬ 
ber of the Philippine Bar He graduated 
with the degrees of bachelor of laws 
and bachelor of arts from the Univer¬ 
sity of the Philippines, a state-owned 
educational institution. He undertook 
graduate studies in international 
marketing at the Harvard University 
Graduate School of Business 
Administration in Cambridge, Mass. He 
also completed his master's in public 
and international affairs at the Univer¬ 
sity of Pittsburgh and took graduate 
courses in international relations at 
John Hopkins University, Washington, 

He is married to the former Azucena 
Lagumbay, a doctor of medicine. The 
couple has three children. 

Consul General R.A. Arguelles 

Mardi Gras theme 

Hospital Corps birthday 
to be celebrated June 18 

"Come to the Mardi Gras" has been 
selected as theme of the June 1 8 party 
at the Officers' Club at Oak Knoll, 
where NRMC Oakland Hospital Corps- 
men and those from branch clinics will 
gather to celebrate the corps' 84th 

Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a 
buffet dinner with wine, which will be 
served until 7:45 p.m. Following 
ceremonies will include guest speakers 
and the traditional cutting of the birth¬ 
day cake by the oldest and youngest 
corpsmen on board 

Music for dancing will be provided in 
the main ballroom by the Navy Band 

Combo from Treasure Island, while 
there will be disco with Bucky 
Buckholtz in the Galleon Room 

Tickets are now on sale from com¬ 
mittee members, or by contacting HM2 
Cleda Houmes in Nuclear Medicine 
They will sell for $5 each until June 14, 
$6.50 thereafter and at the door. Dress 
will be Service Dress Blue or semi-for¬ 

The ball promises to be a gala affair, 
so plan to buy tickets early and celebr¬ 
ate the birthday of one of the most 
prestigious corps in the United States 
Navy. "Come to Mardi Gras ." 

HAND-DELIVERED —Chief Hospital Corpsman Rose Percival hand-delivers an 
invitation to the Hospital Corps Ball to Rear Admiral Walter M. Lonergan. Com¬ 
manding Officer, who early in his career, was also a corpsman. The 84th Birth¬ 
day of the corps will be celebrated here June 18 with a dinner dance in the 
Officers' Club on base. Tickets are on sale for $5 per person until June 14; 
$6.50 thereafter and at the door. 

e 2 


Friday, June 11. *1 

Navy Affirmative Action Plan revised; 
to spur Hispanic recruitment, retention 

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Thomas B Hayward recently announced major 
steps to update deficiencies in the Navy's Affirmative Action Plan. The 1982 NAAP 
is a set of 64 objectives, subdivided into 258 action steps designed to address con¬ 
ditions that impede, curtail, inhibit or preclude the achievement of equal opportunity 
in the Navy. 

The cost of the Navy's revised plan is estimated at $5 4 million annually and is 
scheduled to fulfill its objectives by Sept 30, 1986. 

According to Admiral Hayward, one of NAAP's primary efforts is to stimulate lag¬ 
ging recruitment and retention of Hispanic people. 

“The demographic trends of the country show a growing proportion of Hispanic 
people,” he said,“and we have to raise our composition goals accordingly.” 

Admiral Hayward emphasized that equal opportunity in the Navy is not merely 
reflective of a federal legal requirement but is predicated on the real needs of the 
Navy to attract capable people and to develop fully the capabilities of the service 
members already on board 

The revised plan also details efforts to increase the percentage of Afro- 
Americans and other minority people. It also provides for remedial action in the areas 
of recruiting, training, education and manpower management and includes new 
actions to improve career opportunities for women in the Navy by expanding ship¬ 
board assignments and adapting eligibility requirements for major sea commands 
The changes in the plan also address areas in which the incompatibilities with the 
civilian Equal Employment Opportunity Program and the military Equal Opportunity 
Program may be changed so they are more compatible, fostering the single-team 

“The Navy has sponsored mandatory affirmative action programs for the past 10 
years,” said Admiral Hayward. “These were designed to be temporary steps on the 
way toward institutionalizing equal opportunity in the Navy. Many of the actions 
prescribed in the earlier plans have achieved their objectives and are no longer 
needed Others require continued effort, while new initiatives have been introduced 
in the 1 982 plan to further improve our equal opportunity performance." 

Accordingly, Admiral Hayward said, “equal opportunity thrives when each of us 
demonstrates our commitment to it through personal example. Equal opportunity 
will prevail in the Navy not just because it is part of our military professionalism and 

discipline but because it is right A good leader acknowledges cultural differe* 
but treats all people without discrimination because of race, color, creed se 
national origin. Therefore, I expect each member of the Navy to work for e‘ 
opportunity, which will provide the quality of life and enhance our ability 
accomplish our mission.” (NES) 

Our patients write... 

I am writing this letter on behalf of my wife and myself to express our sincere 
grateful appreciation of the care and treatment of my wife and new baby dauc 
during their recent stay at your hospital. The personal attention that they rece 
was outstanding. The warm atmosphere generated by the nurses was a defini* 
in my wife's recuperation. . 

I would like to also take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to all 
surgeons and other doctors who treated my wife... We shall never forget evs 
one's kindess. 

Richard P. G 


• • • 

This letter is being written to express my appreciation for the outstanding medj j 
attention received from Mr. Oliver Johnson, Hematology. It is such a human fai 
not to say thank-you. For about two years Mr. Oliver Johnson has taken blood ; 
given me various tests while I have been a ... patient at the NRMC, Oakland 

As far as I have been concerned. Mr Oliver Johnson has performed his duties v 
utmost care. He has done an outstanding job He has always been cheerful no ma 
the circumstances. 

Again I wish to say thank you for the excellent personnel you have on the staf 
the NRMC. 

• * 

James W. Carleso 


Flag Day June 14 

Fly your flag proudly: 

• It has given heart and hope 
and strength to Americans ever 
since this nation was born 

• It has flown in times of 
trouble and times of triumph as a 
symbol of America's unquencha¬ 
ble ideals, ever since those ideals 
were first proclaimed 

• "The flag”, said Woodrow 
Wilson a half century ago, "is the 
embodiment, not of sentiment, 
but of a history, and no man can 
rightly serve under that flag who 
has not caught some of the 
meaning of that history " 

• It flies today as a sign that 
Americans, proud of their coun¬ 

try's stirring heritage, are deter¬ 
mined to carry the American 
dream forward. 

• When we tiy the flag each 
day, we salute the blessings we 
enjoy in this great country 

• We affirm our belief that 
only as each one of us gives 
strength to America can America 
give strength to us. 

• We express our support of 
the American credo: one nation 
indivisible, with liberty and justice 
for all. 

• Let us fly this flag proudly, 
to show that we know what a pri¬ 
vilege it is to be an American. 

Newspaper carrier wanted 

Bowman Fawcett, son of Commander and Mrs William A Fawcett, and carrier of 
Oak Leaf to one of the officers family quarters areas on base, will be moving soon 
and unable to deliver the newspaper any longer 

We thank Bowman for all of his faithful volunteer service and wish him well in his 
new community. 

Any other civic-minded boy or girl who would like to deliver the paper once every 
two weeks to neighbor families in that housing area (Barcelona, etc ), is requested to 
contact the Oak Leaf office, third deck. Bldg 500, or call 639-21 13. 

No pay is possible, but we’ll give you our warm thanks and pubish your photo in 
the paper 

During my recent hospitalization at NRMC Oakland from 5 April thru 1 f 
1982.... I had the pleasure of being acquainted with one of the finest hospital sta 
since my naval career started in 1970. Hi , 

Captain R. A. Pratt of the Neurosurgery Service and his staff of 8 South sho 
be commended for their high level quality health care. Being a dental technician, I <: 
understand the importance of a good patient doctor and staff relationship The p 
sonal care and attention I received from Dr. Pratt and his staff is in keeping with 
highest naval traditions. I am proud to say that I am part of that same Navy. I sal 
you. . ' 

My family and I would like to take this opportunity in thanking Dr Pratt and 
staff for a job well done. Thank you and God bless you all. 

Gary Stephenson, DTI 
Branch Dental Clinic, Lemo< 

• • • 


This is a letter to the fine wonderful people in E.R.and in the hospital, and to l 
facilities I have used 

I came in E.R.... on the 29th of March.. . I was put on 8N for a few days and tf 
transferred to 6W I have never received such good care as I did while at Oak Knol 
have been in many civilian hospitals and have six major surgeries to my name a 
not one doctor really found out my problem... Dr Hyder and Dr Dickey and Dr He 
have been so very nice and understanding. I have to say my stay at the hospital vs 
a very pleasing experience. 

The nurses on 6W—were so very, very nice. Especially a nurse named Debor 
She worked days and the p.m shift. Susan, who is an Ensign was very nice, also, z 
Bob (whom had something done to his foot) and Mrs. Caldwell, a civilian, and 
course, I shall never forget Linda—she was on graveyard when I came in. 

While in the hospital, one day in the solarium, I read the paper Oak Leaf It v\ 
very, very interesting, and it's really a joy to read the good news of everyone in t 

My stay at Oak Knoll was good memories of everyone... especially Dr Hyder I; 
still seeing him and having tests done and you just do not know what it means tv 
to have someone check me out thoroughly. It seems everything at Oak Knoll is 
so smooth and efficient. 

This is just a letter from one of many hundreds that go thru Oak Knoll sayi 
"Thanks to Everyone ” 

Mrs. Mary L. Jon 


RADM W M Loner gan MC USN 
Commanding Officer 

CAPT Joseph P Smyth. MC. USN Director of 
Clinicol Services 

CDR Frank D Fisher, MSC. USN Director of 
Administrative Services 

Editor Betty Beck 

Clerk Pat Heophy 

Photography HM1 Garry Silk 

HM2 Lorry Marchionoa 

THE OAK LEAF is published biweekly on Fri¬ 
day, produced commercially with appropriated 
funds m compliance with NNPR P-35, Rev Jan 
1974 Deadline for copy is Wednesday noon of 
the week prior to publication 


Opinions contained herein are not official 
expressions of the Department of the Navy THE 
OAK LEAF receives American Forces Press Ser¬ 
vice and Navy News material 

Contributions from both staff and pat ents are 
welcomed and should be addressed to the Editor 
of the OAK LEAF. Naval Regional Medical Cr- 1 '* • 

Oakland CA 94627 

day. June 11, 1982 


Page 3 

r 0 strengthen^ communication 

Civilian Personnel Advisory Board established 

James Crayton 

A new advisory board has been 
established at Naval Regional Medical 
Center Oakland to present recommen¬ 
dations to the Commanding Officer in 
an effort to establish inter-relationships 
within the departments, and to estab¬ 
lish an open line of communication bet¬ 
ween management and civilian 

Designated the Commanding 
Officer's Civilian Personnel Advisory 
Board, 15 to 20 representatives will 
meet monthly until well established, 
and then confer with the Commanding 
Officer every six to eight weeks 

A screening committee comprised 
of Johnnie L. Campbell. Geneva 
Adams, David Lankford, Carol Shore 
and James Crayton met in late April 
and nominated the following 
individuals to serve on the board: Doris 
Parrish and Deborah Elms, Food Ser¬ 
vice; Sam Barnett. Fire Department; 
Elias Sellars, transportation; Jeanette 
Morgan. Administrative Area; Robert 
Thompson. Supply Service; Betty 
Anderson. Special Chemistry; Kathleen 
Wade and Charlotte Simonson. Nurs¬ 
ing Service; Quentin Moore and Paula 
Hammond. Housekeeping; Eunice 
Turner, Laundry; Arnoldo Sedayao, 
Public Works; Beverly Billman. 
Alameda Branch Clinic, and James 
Crayton (Food Service), Union Local 
2297. Betty Anderson was appointed 
temporary chairman and Jeanette 


Charlotte Simonson 


Kathleen Wade 

Morgan acting secretary of the board 
pending a June 8 election 

In the first meeting of the group on. 
May 18, it was generally agreed that 
there is a continuing need to maintain 
and improve communications 
between civilian employees and 
management officials at all levels 
throughout the command. The estab¬ 
lishment of the board, members 
believe,will serve as a means of direct 
communication between the Com¬ 
manding Officer and civilian personnel, 
intensifying awareness of employee 
needs and problems. 

Recommendations were made to 
establish a large bulletin board in a 
centralized location of the hospital for 
posting all civilian employee matters of 
interest and concern, and that a NRMC 
Oakland Instruction be promulgated to 
formally establish the advisory board, 
prescribing its membership and iden¬ 
tifying its functions. 

Committee efforts will be directed 
toward civilian employees as a 
"whole." and not focused on any 
specific (single) case. No union-related 
problems will be undertaken 
(Editor's Note: Photos of most of the 
new advisory board members are pub¬ 
lished this issue; however, both Elias 
Sellars of Transportation and Quentin 
Moore of Housekeeping were unavaila¬ 
ble at the time pictures were taken. 
Their photos will be used in a future 

Deborah Elms 

Betty Anderson 

Doris Parrish 

Arnoldo Sedayao 

Eunice Turner 

Beverly Billman 

Friday. June 11. 1982 


■ - Jf Qui ” n Kudos.... 

cited for saving 

John F. Beary, III, M.D., Acting Assis¬ 
tant Secretary of Defense for Health 
Affairs, has presented the 1981 Health 
Affairs Superior Service Award for 
Medical Cost Containment to Captain 
James J. Quinn, MC.USN, for his cost 
saving achievements as the command¬ 
ing officer at the Naval Regional Medi¬ 
cal Center in Jacksonville. Fla. This 
newly established annual award recog¬ 
nizes outstanding achievements in cost 
containment in the military health care 

During ceremonies at the Pentagon. 
Dr. Beary said, "Through his dedication 
to improving management practices. 
Captain Quinn has provided for better 
use of the direct care health resources 
at the Jacksonville hospital, which has 
allowed a large cost avoidance in 
CHAMPUS payments and a considera¬ 
ble savings to military health care 
beneficiaries in the area.” 

As commanding officer at the Medi¬ 
cal Center, Quinn directed his staff 
medical specialists to schedule regular 
office hours at surrounding clinics, 
improving the availability of health care 
services for beneficiaries in the area 
Consequently, the number of patients 
forced to seek care from a private 
physician under the CHAMPUS 
program was reduced by 50 percent. 
This resulted in a cost avoidance sav¬ 
ings of $2.5 million in CHAMPUS pay¬ 
ments, and a savings of $276,000 to 
beneficiaries in CHAMPUS cost-shar¬ 
ing payments. In addition, Quinn con- 
c jcted an aggressive campaign against 
waste, fraud and abuse, which resulted 
in a recoupment of $125,000 in funds 
and property 

Quinn, a family practitioner, has 
served in the Navy since 1962, includ¬ 
ing a tour of duty in Vietnam as the 
senior medical officer aboard the bat¬ 
tleship U. S. S. New Jersey. Before 
assuming command of the NRMC in 
Jacksonville, Quinn served as the Chief 
of Staff to the Navy Surgeon General 
at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery 
in Washington, D C. 

"Captain Quinn's outstanding 
achievements in medical cost contain¬ 
ment will serve as a benchmark in the 
continuing efforts of the Department of 
Defense to provide a quality health care 
benefit to beneficiaries at the least 
possible cost," Beary said. 


36 years 

Jerry Lewis, Food Services. 

Catherine B Carlson, Concord 
Branch Clinic. 

26 years 

Ada L. Frazier, Nursing Service 

20 years 

Rosa M Balajadia, Management 
Information Service. 

15 years 

Mary Beck, Operating Management. 

Sherry L. Robinson, Civilian Person¬ 
nel Service. 

Jacqueline M. Schonian, Appoint¬ 
ment Desk. 

Delma Shanahan, Food Service. 

10 years 

Paula R. Hammond, Housekeeping. 

Virginia J. Lewis, Concord Branch 

Elaine E. Peterson, Preventive 
Medicine Service 


Mary Clay, Housekeeping Service. 


LT Michael McDonald, Medical Ser¬ 
vice Corps. 


HM3 Shannon Daugherty from 
Commander, Navy Recruiting Com¬ 


LT Lisa Halton, Nurse Corps. 

LCDR Kevin Harvey. Medical Corps. 

MM1 Anthony Palmeno. 

HN Gregory Marlatt. 


LT Jerald Ulmer, Medical Service 

LT Lora Lucero, Nurse Corps. 

CDR William Natale, Medical Corps. 

MS2 Ricardo Delacruz. 

LCDR Lynn VanWagnen, Medical 


HM3 Dorsey Lightner. 

U.S. Navy aids injured Italians 

An emergency medical evacuation 
for two seriously injured Italian youths 
was recently completed by a helicopter 
crew attached to the destroyer tender 
USS PUGET SOUND (AD 38). flagship 
of the U. S. Sixth Fleet. 

The evacuation was prompted by a 
call from the mayor of Gaeta, Italy, 
where PUGET SOUND is homeported, 
to the Sixth Fleet Command Center. 
The mayor told the duty officer that 
two Gaeta youths had been badly 
injured in a traffic accident and required 
immediate medical attention not availa¬ 
ble locally He asked that Sixth Fleet 
Commander, VADM William Rowden, 
provide his helicopter, the "City of 
Gaeta," to transport the accident vic¬ 
tims to Naples. 

VADM Rowden quickly agreed to 
the request and the helicopter crew 
prepared for the 30 minute flight. An 
Italian ambulance rushed the two boys 
to the fleet landing, where Italian medi¬ 
cal personnel joined them onboard the 
Navy SH-3 "Sea King." A U. S. Navy 
ambulance met the helicopter on arrival 
in Naples and transported the patients 
and medical personnel to an Italian civi¬ 
lian hospital, where they are being tre¬ 
ated for serious injury 

The "City of Gaeta" is assigned to 
Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 
One, Detachment Three. The crew dur¬ 
ing the medevac were LCDR Felix Usis, 

Pilot; LT Dan Bell, Co-pilot; and Crew¬ 
men AS1 "Skip" Roach. AD3 Ed Miller 
and AN Cully Linman. Also aboard were 
HM3 Manalito Estrada of PUGET 
SOUND'S medical department and Mr. 
Victor D'Acunto from the NSA Naples 
Gaeta Detachment, who acted as 
interpreter. The HS-1 "Seahorses" are 
homeported at NAS Jacksonville, Fla. 

Your medical care partner 

Your CHAMPUS claim bounced? Nearty 30 percent 
of all CHAMPUS clatma cannot be paid promptly be¬ 
cause the benefic iary did not fill out the top portion of 
the claim form property or completely 
Your Health Benefits Advisor has Information on how 
to do ft. 

GRADUATES—Twelve inactive reserve chaplains pose with members of \ 
Pastoral Care Service staff following their completion of a Hospital Chapla* 
Clinical Orientation Course held here May 10-21. Course director was Cl 
L oren W. Richter, assisted by LCDR Wilford C.Manley. Student chaplai> 
received briefings from the hospital staff and were assigned to ward visitatii 
and watch standing. 

Comings and Goings ------- 

"Fair winds and following seas" 
to the following personnel who have 
recently detached from this command: 

LT Scott Shiffer, NC, to Subic Bay. 

LT Harvey Simpkins, MSC. to 
Orlando, Fla. 

LT Mark Nowicki, NC, to Okinawa. 

HN Joseph Johnson to 1 st Mar. Div., 

HM2 Emiliano Guilas to NRMC San 

HN Jesse Thomas to 1 st Mar. Div., 

HM3 Alonzo Smaw, released from 
active duty. 

HN William Ernst to Moffett Field 
Branch Clinic. 

HN James Harmon to 1st Mar. Div., 

HM2 Candace Mullett, released from 
active duty. 

HM3 John Aldrich to 3rd Mar. Div., 

P02 Joe W. Cunningham to Naval 
Support Facility, Diego Garcia. 

HN Anthony Keaton to Lafayette 
River Branch Clinic. Norfolk, Va. 

CAPT Bruce Rasmussen, retireo 

HM2 James Anson, released from 
active duty. 

BM3 Eddie Simmons, released from 
active duty. 

HM2 Steven L. Williams, released 
from active duty. 

HM3 George Nowak to NSHS, San 

HM2 Victor Lopez to London, Eng¬ 

HM3 Gordian Rector to NRMC 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

BMC Michael Jackson to NRMC San 

HM2 Dawn Miscevich to NAB 
Branch Clinic, Norfolk, VA. 

HM3 Robert Beal, released from 
active duty. 

HN Theresa D' Ambrosio to NAB 
Branch Clinic. Little Creek, VA. 

HM3 Troy Johnston to NAS Branch 
Clinic, Moffett Field. 

CAPT Marlin Seiders, retired. 

HM3 James Colokarhis to NRMC 
Vnkosuka. Japan. 

LCDR Joseph Criscitiello, retired 

DT3 Alfredo Alvarado to USS 

DT3 Michael Mallorca to Naval Sta¬ 
tion. San Diego. 

HM3 Eli Fale to Naval School of 
Health Sciences, San Diego. 

HN Gary Donnelly to 1st FSSG, 

LT William Johnson, released from 
active duty # 

LT Lisa Halton to Branch Hospital 
29 Palms. 

MM1 Anthony Palmeno to Nav: 
Station, San Diego. 

Lt Michael McDonald to Nav 
Recruiting, San Francisco. 

CDR Mark Lau to Pensacola, FLA. 
LCDR Lawrence Kiselica to US. 

LT Jerald Ulmer to NRDC Chat 

LT Lora Lucero to Holy Names Co 1 

LCDR Kevin Harvey, released fror 
active duty. 

CDR William Natale, released fror 
active duty. 

LCDR James Wilson, released fror 
active duty. 

LCDR Lynn VanWagnen, release 
from active duty. * *' 

"Welcome aboard' to: 

CDR Loren Richter.CHC, ACDUTR/J 
CDR Joseph Ferraro, CHC, Pastorc' 
Care Service. 

HMCM Bill Dahlke. Operatin' 

HM3 Phillip Wright. Nursing Servict 
HM2 Patricia Burruss, Pharmacy. 

HN Randall Flynn, Nursing Service 
HM2 Paul Mervine, Nuclea 

RP3 Davy Carey. Pastoral Care. 

HA Christian Fowler, OR School 
HM7. Douglas Cassel, Alcohc 
Rehabilitation Service.. 

HM1 Paul Conlin, PMT School. 

HM2 Kevin Twyman. Operatin 

HM3 Kendon Brown, PMT School 
HM3 Lee Tandus. PMT School. 

HN Janet Deruckia, Metabolic Clini< 
HMC Agustinito Cruz, PMT Scho< 

HM2 Cheryl Miller. Laboratory. 

HN Kathleen Stitwell. Eve Clinic. 
LTJG Deborah Carlton, Nursing Sei 

RP1 Roger Minks, Pastoral Care Sersj 

HM2 William O Brien, ENT Clinic. 
HM3 David Tenbensel, Outpatier 

HM2 Arturo Banaag, PMT School 
HM2 Scott Bowden, PMT School 
HM2 Mark Sejeck, PMT School. 

HA Barbara Richardson. Nursint 
Service. * 

HM3 Alfred Barry. PMT School. 
HM3 Anthony Predimone, PM 

HM2 Lowell Vanellen. PMT School 
HM2 Daniel Shiella. PMT School. 
HM2 Joseph Sheltry, PMT School 

Friday, June 11, 1982 


Quinn Kudos.... 

cited for saving 

John F. Beary, III, M.D., Acting Assis¬ 
tant Secretary of Defense for Health 
Affairs, has presented the 1981 Health 
Affairs Superior Service Award for 
Medical Cost Containment to Captain 
James J. Quinn, MC.USN, for his cost 
saving achievements as the command¬ 
ing officer at the Naval Regional Medi¬ 
cal Center in Jacksonville. Fla. This 
newly established annual award recog¬ 
nizes outstanding achievements in cost 
containment in the military health care 

During ceremonies at the Pentagon, 
Dr Beary said, "Through his dedication 
to improving management practices. 
Captain Quinn has provided for better 
use of the direct care health resources 
at the Jacksonville hospital, which has 
allowed a large cost avoidance in 
CHAMPUS payments and a considera¬ 
ble savings to military health care 
beneficiaries in the area." 

As commanding officer at the Medi¬ 
cal Center, Quinn directed his staff 
medical specialists to schedule regular 
office hours at surrounding clinics, 
improving the availability of health care 
services for beneficiaries in the area. 
Consequently, the number of patients 
forced to seek care from a private 
physician under the CHAMPUS 
program was reduced by 50 percent. 
This resulted in a cost avoidance sav¬ 
ings of $2.5 million in CHAMPUS pay¬ 
ments, and a savings of $276,000 to 
beneficiaries in CHAMPUS cost-shar¬ 
ing payments. In addition, Quinn con¬ 
ducted an aggressive campaign against 
waste, fraud and abuse, which resulted 
in a recoupment of $125,000 in funds 
and property. 

Quinn, a family practitioner, has 
served in the Navy since 1962, includ¬ 
ing a tour of duty in Vietnam as the 
senior medical officer aboard the bat¬ 
tleship U. S. S. New Jersey. Before 
assuming command of the NRMC in 
Jacksonville, Quinn served as the Chief 
of Staff to the Navy Surgeon General 
at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery 
in Washington, D C. 

"Captain Quinn's outstanding 
achievements in medical cost contain¬ 
ment will serve as a benchmark in the 
continuing efforts of the Department of 
Defense to provide a quality health care 
benefit to beneficiaries at the least 
possible cost," Beary said. 


36 years 

Jerry Lewis, Food Services. 

Catherine B. Carlson, Concord 
Branch Clinic. 

26 years 

Ada L. Frazier, Nursing Service. 

20 years 

Rosa M Balajadia, Management 
Information Service. 

15 years 

Mary Beck, Operating Management 

Sherry L. Robinson, Civilian Person¬ 
nel Service. 

Jacqueline M. Schonian, Appoint¬ 
ment Desk. 

Delma Shanahan, Food Service. 

10 years 

Paula R Hammond, Housekeeping. 

Virginia J. Lewis, Concord Branch 

Elaine E. Peterson, Preventive 
Medicine Service 


Mary Clay, Housekeeping Service. 


LT Michael McDonald, Medical Ser¬ 
vice Corps. 


HM3 Shannon Daugherty from 
Commander, Navy Recruiting Com¬ 


LT Lisa Halton, Nurse Corps. 

LCDR Kevin Harvey, Medical Corps. 

MM1 Anthony Palmeno. 

HN Gregory Marlatt. 


LT Jerald Ulmer, Medical Service 

LT Lora Lucero, Nurse Corps. 

CDR William Natale. Medical Corps. 

MS2 Ricardo Delacruz. 

LCDR Lynn VanWagnen, Medical 


HM3 Dorsey Lightner. 

U.S. Navy aids injured Italians 

An emergency medical evacuation 
for two seriously injured Italian youths 
was recently completed by a helicopter 
crew attached to the destroyer tender 
USS PUGET SOUND (AD 38), flagship 
of the U S. Sixth Fleet. 

The evacuation was prompted by a 
call from the mayor of Gaeta, Italy, 
where PUGET SOUND is homeported, 
to the Sixth Fleet Command Center 
The mayor told the duty officer that 
two Gaeta youths had been badly 
injured in a traffic accident and required 
immediate medical attention not availa¬ 
ble locally. He asked that Sixth Fleet 
Commander, VADM William Rowden, 
provide his helicopter, the "City of 
Gaeta," to transport the accident vic¬ 
tims to Naples. 

VADM Rowden quickly agreed to 
the request and the helicopter crew 
prepared for the 30 minute flight. An 
Italian ambulance rushed the two boys 
to the fleet landing, where Italian medi¬ 
cal personnel joined them onboard the 
Navy SH-3 "Sea King." A U. S. Navy 
ambulance met the helicopter on arrival 
in Naples and transported the patients 
and medical personnel to an Italian civi¬ 
lian hospital, where they are being tre¬ 
ated for serious injury. 

The "City of Gaeta" is assigned to 
Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 
One, Detachment Three The crew dur¬ 
ing the medevac were LCDR Felix Usis, 

Pilot; LT Dan Bell, Co-pilot; and Crew¬ 
men AS1 "Skip" Roach, AD3 Ed Miller 
and AN Cully Linman. Also aboard were 
HM3 Manalito Estrada of PUGET 
SOUND'S medical department and Mr. 
Victor D'Acunto from the NSA Naples 
Gaeta Detachment, who acted as 
interpreter. The HS-1 "Seahorses" are 
homeported at NAS Jacksonville, Fla 

Your medical care partner 

Your CHAMPUS claim bounced? No arty 30 percent 
of all CHAMPUS claims cannot be paid promptly be¬ 
cause the beneficiary did not fill out the top portion of 
the claim form properly or completely. 

Your Health Benefits Advisor has informatton on tow 
to do It 

GRADUATES —Twelve inactive reserve chaplains pose with members of t 
Pastoral Care Service staff following their completion of a Hospital Chaplai 
Clinical Orientation Course held here May 10-21. Course director was Cu 
Loren W. Richter, assisted by LCDR Wilford C.Manley. Student chaplai> 
received briefings from the hospital staff and were assigned to ward visitath 
and watch standing. ; 

Comings and Goings 


"Fair winds and following seas" 
to the following personnel who have 
recently detached from this command: 

LT Scott Shiffer, NC, to Subic Bay. 

LT Harvey Simpkins, MSC, to 
Orlando, Fla. 

LT Mark Nowicki, NC, to Okinawa. 

HN Joseph Johnson to 1 st Mar Div., 

HM2 Emiliano Guilas to NRMC San 

HN Jesse Thomas to 1st Mar Div., 

HM3 Alonzo Smaw, released from 
active duty. 

HN William Ernst to Moffett Field 
Branch Clinic. 

HN James Harmon to 1 st Mar. Div., 

HM2 Candace Mullett. released from 
active duty. 

HM3 John Aldrich to 3rd Mar. Div., 

P02 Joe W. Cunningham to Naval 
Support Facility, Diego Garcia. 

HN Anthony Keaton to Lafayette 
River Branch Clinic, Norfolk, Va. 

CAPT Bruce Rasmussen, retireo. 

HM2 James Anson, released from 
active duty. 

BM3 Eddie Simmons, released from 
active duty. 

HM2 Steven L. Williams, released 
from active duty. 

HM3 George Nowak to NSHS, San 

HM2 Victor Lopez to London, Eng¬ 

HM3 Gordian Rector to NRMC 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

BMC Michael Jackson to NRMC San 

HM2 Dawn Miscevich to NAB 
Branch Clinic, Norfolk, VA. 

HM3 Robert Beal, released from 
active duty 

HN Theresa D’ Ambrosio to NAB 
Branch Clinic, Little Creek, VA. 

HM3 Troy Johnston to NAS Branch 
Clinic, Moffett Field 

CAPT Marlin Seiders, retired. 

HM3 James Colokarhis to NRMC 
Yokosuka. Japan. 

LCDR Joseph Criscitiello, retired 

DT3 Alfredo Alvarado to USS 

DT3 Michael Mallorca to Naval Sta¬ 
tion, San Diego. 

HM3 Eli Fale to Naval School of 
Health Sciences, San Diego 

HN Gary Donnelly to 1 st FSSG, 

LT William Johnson, released from 
active duty. , 


LT Lisa Halton to Branch Hospita 
29 Palms. 

MM1 Anthony Palmeno to Nav. 
Station, San Diego. 

Lt Michael McDonald to 
Recruiting, San Francisco 

CDR Mark Lau to Pensacola, FLA. 
LCDR Lawrence Kiselica to US. 

LT Jerald Ulmer to NRDC Chai 

LT Lora Lucero to Holy Names Co 1 

LCDR Kevin Harvey, released fr 
active duty. 

CDR William Natale, released fror 
active duty. 

LCDR James Wilson, released fror 
active duty. 

LCDR Lynn VanWagnen, release 
from active duty. 

"Welcome aboard" to: 

CDR Loren Richter.CHC, ACDUTR/ 

CDR Joseph Ferraro, CHC, Pastor*' c 
Care Service. 

HMCM Bill Dahlke, Operatin'. 

HM3 Phillip Wright, Nursing Servici jj 

HM2 Patricia Burruss, Pharmacy. 

HN Randall Flynn, Nursing Service 

HM2 Paul Mervine. Nuclea 

RP3 Davy Carey. Pastoral Care 

HA Christian Fowler, OR School 

HM2 Douglas Cassel, Alcohc i 
Rehabilitation Service, 


Paul Conlin, PMT School. 

HM2 Kevin Twyman. Operatin r 

HM3 Kendon Brown, PMT School c 
HM3 Lee Tandus, PMT School. 

HN Janet Deruckia. Metabolic Clini; 
HMC Agustinito Cruz. PMT Schoc , 

HM2 Cheryl Miller, Laboratory. 

HN Kathleen Stilwell. Eve Clinic. 
LTJG Deborah Carlton, Nursing Sei 

RP1 Roger Minks. Pastoral Care Ser 


HM2 William O Bnen, ENT Clinic. 
HM3 David Tenbensel. Outpatier 

HM2 Arturo Banaag, PMT School 
HM2 Scott Bowden PMT School. 
HM2 Mark Sejeck. PMT School. 
HA Barbara Richardson. Nursint 
Service. * 

HM3 Alfred Barry, PMT School 
HM3 Anthony Predimone. PM 

HM2 Lowell Vanellen PMT School 
HM2 Daniel Shiella. PMT School. 
HM2 Joseph Sheltry, PMT School 

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Friday, June 11, 1982 



ADMIRAL TO ADMIRAL—Rear Admiral Donald E. Wilson (left). Commander of 
the Navy Resale System, paid a recent visit to Naval Regional Medical Center 
Oakland and conferred with Rear Admiral Walter M. Lonergan, Commanding 
Officer. The Supply Corps Rear Admiral also visited the small exchange in the 
hospital and the larger store in Bldg. 38. 

MCPON finalists selected by board 

Five finalists for the position of Staff; TMCM (SS) Franklin A. Lister 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Commander in Chief U. S. Atlantic 

were chosen by a special selection 
board which met in Washington, D C.. 
May 17 The finalists were selected 
jfrom a field of 1 2 applicants An initial 
screening by the officers of the FY 
1982 E-8 / 9 Selection Board chose the 
12 semi-finalists from a total of 35 

, The finalists, in alphabetical order, 
are MMCM (SS) Norman D Garoutte, 
Commander Submarine Force Atlantic 
Staff. NCCM Courtland R. Johnson, 
Commander Patrol Wings Pacific 

Fleet Staff; HMCM William J. 
O'Daniel. Commander in Chief U. S. 
Pacific Fleet Staff, and AVCM Billy A 
Sanders, Naval Air Facility Lajes, 

The finalists and their wives will be 
invited to Washington for interviews in 
July. It is expected that the Chief of 
Naval Operations will announce the 
name of the next Master Chief Petty 
Officer of the Navy in mid-July 1982. 
The present MCPON, Thomas S. Crow, 
will retire Oct. 1, 1982. 

Navy Campus here to help you get ahead 

Is the lack of funding preventing you 
rom taking advantage of all the educa- 
Aonal opportunities in the San Fran- 
:isco Bay Area? Do you know there are 
, Imost 100 institutions of learning in 
nis area? Have you always wanted to 
ave a college degree and didn't know 
•*hat to do about it? The answers to 
hese questions are available from the 
^ '»vy Campus Education Specialist, 
larj Stillings, who is here from 
reasure Island every Tuesday and 
hursday in the Staff Education and 
- raining Service on 6 South Why don't 
ou stop by and find out more about 
.; I e free educational services offered by 
i.vy Campus here and at Treasure 
i, .land in Building 29B on Avenue H. 

For persons who joined the Armed 
,rces before Dec. 31, 1976. the 
eterans Administration G I. Bill 

i^TURER—Herb Lindemann, Chief 
Civilian Personnel, is conducting a 
■ies of lectures for supervisors of 
ilian employees at Oak Knoll. On 
ly 25 he discussed leave 
ninistration. Other forthcoming 
1 ics will be on monitoring employee 
Ijformance, filling vacancies, 
ployee-labor relations, and the 
nrviewing/selecting procedures. 

remains available until Dec. 31. 1989 
Personnel who joined the military after 
1976 qualify for the Veterans Educa¬ 
tion Assistance Program (VEAP), 
where each dollar contributed is 
matched by $2, from VA. 

Tuition Assistance is still available, 
however, it has been decreased to 50 
percent for everyone, due to lack of 
funds. There are other financial aids 
available, such as grants, scholarships, 
and loans. Active-duty military person¬ 
nel. who are not California residents, 
may attend community and state col¬ 
leges at resident tuition rates during 
their first year in California The tuition 
rates for private schools and on-base 
programs are the same for residents 
and non-residents. 

Many colleges have a liberal policy 
for awarding non-traditional credit, 
such as military ratings and schools, as 
well as college-level examinations, 
which are administered free at Navy 
Campus. Military experience has been 
evaluated for college credit by the 
American Council on Education and is 
contained in the Guide to Educational 
Experiences in the Armed Services 
("ACE Guide”) The Hospital Corpsman 
rating has recently been evaluated for 
college credit This credit added to the 
four semester hours recommended for 
your recruit training is a start toward a 
college degree Call Chief Lang's office 
at Ext 2003 for an appointment for an 
evaluation of your military experience. 
It could earn you a college degree, 
which can be invaluable to your military 
career as well as your personal life 

Civilian Personnel 
command reorganized 

The Naval Civilian Command now 
reports directly to the Chief of Naval 
Personnel, under an April 1 reorganiza¬ 

The change should facilitate com¬ 
munication between Navy Civilian and 
Uniformed Managers, thus strengthen¬ 
ing the Navy's "Total Force” concept, 
officials said 

NATO reserve medical officers 
schedule August U. S. meeting 

Reserve medical officers from a 
dozen NATO countries will meet in 
Washington, D C in early August for 
the 36th congress of the Interallied 
Confederation of Medical Reserve 

Otherwise known as CIOMR, for its 
French title. Confederation Interalliee 
des Officers Medicaux de Reserve, the 
organization represents the reserve 
medical officers of all NATO countries 
which have reserve forces. 

Meeting simultaneously will be the 
35th annual conference of the 
Interallied Confederation of Reserve 
Officers (CIOR), representing 360,000 
NATO reserve officers. 

More than 1,000 are expected for 
the Aug. 8-15 sessions at the Sheraton 
Washington Hotel. CIOR military 
athletic competitions will be at Fort 
Meade, Md., and CIOMR hospital con¬ 
ferences will include Walter Reed Army 
Medical Center, D.C; the Uniformed 
Services University of the Health 
Sciences and the National Naval Medi¬ 
cal Center, Bethesda, Md.; and the Air 
Force Aerospace Physiological Training 
Facility at Andrews Air Force Base, Md 

The tentative CIOR program 
includes presentations by Caspar W 
Weinberger, Secretary of Defense; 
Army General Bernard W. Rogers, 
Supreme Allied Commander in Europe; 
and Navy Admiral Harry D. Train, II, 
Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic. 

Marine Corps Commandant General 
Robert H Barrow will host the Marine 
Barracks Evening Parade during the 
conference. Guest of honor at the 
parade will be Army General John V. 
Vessey, Jr., new chairman of the Jomt 
Chiefs of Staff. 

The reserve chiefs of all NATO 
countries will participate in the CIOR 
sessions while the surgeons general of 
the Army, Navy and Air Force will 
speak to the medical officers' con¬ 

Events will include ceremonies at 
Fort Myer, Va., a wreath-laying at 
nearby Arlington Cemetery, and a 
Reserve Forces Day at Andrews Air 
Force Base, Md. This will feature dis¬ 
plays and demonstrations of personnel 
and equipment presently assigned to 
U. S. reserve components. 

The military competitions at Fort 
Meade will include marksmanship 
shooting of the pistol, rifle, and sub¬ 
machine gun; obstacle course and 
utility swimming; and a day-long land 

navigation orienteering exercise against 
an aggressor enemy About 200 
officers are expected to participate in 
these competitions, both as individuals 
and as teams representing their parent 

CIOR was founded in Brussels in 
1948 to promote cooperation between 
the NATO country reserve officer 
associations and to strengthen the 
basic solidarity of NATO. The current 
international president is Lieutenant 
Colonel Peter J Jorgensen of Den¬ 
mark. CIOR vice president for the 
United States is retired Army Reserve 
Major General Richard H Cooper, 
Orlando, Fla., assisted by Army Colonel 
Joseph Gaston, Millersville, Md., Assis¬ 
tant Secretary General for the United 

President of the medical officers' 
association, CIOMR, is Surgeon Com¬ 
mander M J. Allwood of the United 
Kingdom. Chairman of the U. S 
CIOMR delegation is retired Army 
Reserve Colonel Harry Becker, a doctor 
from Indianapolis. Ind. 

Chairman of the congress and repre¬ 
senting ROA as the host is retired Air 
Force Reserve Major General Ted W 
Sorensen of LaGrange, III Information 
on reservations for the congress is 
available from his CIOR/CIOMR officer 
at 1 Constitution Ave., N E , 
Washington, D C. 20002. 

Job openings 

Applications will be accepted by 
Civilian Personnel Service at Oak Knoll 
through Tuesday, June 15, for the 
following vacant positions: 

Word Processing System Project 
Planner, GS-301-06/07, Word Pro¬ 
cessing Branch, Management Informa¬ 
tion Service. 

Medical Technician (Chemistry), GS- 
645-05. Naval Drug Screening 
Laboratory, Laboratory Service 

Word Processing Clerk (Typing), 
GS-303-03, Word Processing Branch, 
Management Information Service 

For further information on any of the 
above jobs, call Maurine Tinsley at Ext. 

Savings Bond campaign begins 

The 1 982 Savings Bonds Campaign 
is being conducted by all Navy 
activities from June 1 through July 1 

Honorary chairman of this year's 
drive is Washington Redskins quarter¬ 
back Joe Theismann 


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Friday, June 11, 1982 

Head dietitian implores: 'don't send patients to galley' 

LCDR Douglas Love, Jr., head of the 
Clinical Nutrition Branch, has issued an 
appeal to all members of the staff to 
refrain from sending patients to the 
dietitians' office in Food Service with¬ 
out first calling. 

"There is no reception staff or wait¬ 

ing area there," he explained, "and 
since the dietitians are frequently out of 
the office, it is often embarrassing and 
frustrating for the patients, as well as a 
health and safety hazard for them to be 
in the galley." 

Patients needing diet instructions 

Should divers use ANY drugs? 

by J. M. Walsh, Ph.D. 

Editor's Note: The following arti¬ 
cle is a reprint from Faceplate, the 
Navy's diving magazine. Dr. Walsh is 
an affiliate of the Naval Medical 
Research Institute. 

Drugs come in many forms: They 
can be ingested, injected, inhaled and 
even absorbed through the skin. 
However, this discussion will not be 
restricted to street drugs or to 
prescribed medications because we 
want divers to realize that many subs¬ 
tances affecting body chemistry such 
as aspirin, nasal spray, alcohol, nicotine 
and caffeine are not generally called 
drugs, but probably should be. 

Currently, there are two schools of 
thought concerning the use of drugs 
while diving The Navy provides no 
specific instructions concerning 
medication and fitness for duty; the 
diving supervisor makes his decision 
based on the recommendation of the 
diving medical officer (DMO). Some 
say there are a variety of drugs availa¬ 
ble that will counteract most minor 
problems, and if you are unaffected by 
these drugs on the surface, you will be 
ok«y in the water. But many DMOs 
believe that under no circumstances 
should a diver ever take any kind of 
drugs within 24 hours before diving 

Nevertheless, there are many varia¬ 
bles that alter the effects of drugs In 
reality, there is no such thing as "a drug 
effect" because a drug never acts the 
same in all individuals or even in the 
same person on different occasions. 
The action of the drug depends, 
mainly, on the physiological and psy¬ 
chological makeup of the individual at 
the time the drug is administered and 
on the environment condition. 

Underwater, divers are subjected to. 
(1) increased hydrostatic pressure. (2) 
varying partial pressures of nitrogen 
and oxygen in compressed air and (3) 
the interaction of changing gas and 
pressure with all of the above-men¬ 
tioned variables. Pressure itself can 
exert numerous changes in our body 
chemistry, and research dives have 
shown that metabolic, hormonal, 
neurological and cardiovascular 
changes occur at depths as shallow as 
90 feet of sea water (fsw) Even under 
carefully controlled laboratory condi¬ 
tions at the Naval Medical Research 
Institute, we have found that the 
behavior effects of drugs change under 
pressure and that the way in which 
they change is not predictable from 
their surface characteristics. 

Research in our laboratory has been 
concerned primarily with the behavioral 
aspects of drugs and how they affect 
neuromuscular coordination, judgment, 
emotional status and the auditory and 
visual systems The results of these 
evaluations demonstrate how widely 
the effects of drugs vary when 
introduced to the body in an hyperbaric 
environment (* indicates human 
evaluations have been conducted): 

• Analgesics:* Aspirin and 
Acetaminophen have been tested at 

depths to 180 fsw, and even 
moderately high doses (three to four 
tablets) have not produced behavioral 
or physiological problems. 

• Antihistamines:* At presecribed 
doses, Benadryl decreased perfor¬ 
mance, caused mental clouding and 
reduced fine-motor coordination 

• Decongestants: Behavioral 
effects of Sudafed under pressure is 
not as toxic as those decongestants 
that contain antihistamines, although 
we have seen some slowing of judg¬ 
ment and coordination. In addition, 
researchers and clinicians suggest that 
decongestants may predispose divers 
to cardiac arrhythmias. 

• Depressants: Pentobarbital and 
alcohol have been evaluated, and the 
effects did not appear to get worse 
under pressure. However, alcohol 
intoxication, which can cause nausea 
or vomiting, would certainly be a 
problem for the diver. 

• Diuretics: No behavioral effects 
have been observed at normal doses. 

• Hallucinogens: Delta 9- 
tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active 
ingredient in marijuana, interferes with 
cognitive processing and neuromuscu¬ 
lar control. The effects of such get 
worse under pressure, and these 
effects are magnified as the partial 
pressure of oxygen increases. 

• Motion sickness remedies: Dra- 
mamine,* an antihistamine-type 
motion-sickness preparation does not 
appear to produce any significant 
behavioral problems at depths to 180 

• Stimulants: Dexedrine, 
Methedrine and the antidepressant 
Monoamine-oxidase-inhibitors interact 
with pressure conditions to interfere 
with judgment and muscle coordination 
at depths as shallow as 50 fsw. These 
drugs also may have undesirable car¬ 
diovascular effects. 

• Tranquilizers: The magnitude of 
the effect of Chlorpromazine, Librium, 
and Valium was dose- and pressure- 
dependent. In addition, although we 
have no data for humans, lack of alert¬ 
ness or overconfidence resulting from 
tranquilizers would be troublesome at 
100 fsw. 

Although the studies were carried 
out under tightly controlled conditions, 
they were not done in the water, and 
the addition of that factor could alter 
the effect of drugs Also, we have not 
completed all of the evaluations with 
humans. Therefore, direct inferences 
about humans must be made with cau¬ 
tion. In summary, it is emphasized that: 

• The use of all drugs should be 
avoided while divinq. 

• Over-the-counter preparations 
can be as toxic as prescription or 
abused drugs. 

• if you must dive while taking 
medication, be informed. Get full infor¬ 
mation from your diving medical officer 
because even benign compounds may 
become behaviorally toxic under 
pressure (NES) 

may be referred to Central Appoint¬ 
ments. he said Patients needing weight 
reduction should make an appointment 
for the weight control class, all others 
are asked to make an appointment for 
the Nutrition Clinic. 

If a patient must be seen 

immediately, staff members may call 
ext. 2493 or page LCDR Love at 
Beeper 304, or LT Faythe Weber via 
the overhead pager, so that arrange¬ 
ments may be made to meet the 
patient in the nutrition office on the 
ninth deck. 


A quick look _ 

at recent health care 
developments _ 

Is garlic the latest anti-cancer treatment? Several cloves of garlic daily may ex¬ 
plain the difference in gastric cancer rates in China In Gangshan province only 3 45 
people per 100,000 contract the disease. In Quixia province some 40 people per 
100,000 suffer gastric cancer The difference? Gangshan people regularly eat 20 
grams of garlic daily as reported by Medical Tribune. They thus have a significantly 
lower level of nitrites in their gastric juices. Garlic inhibits bacterial growth in the 
stomach, important to the production of nitrites, which have been definitely linked 
with gastrointestinal cancers. 

• • • 

Alcoholic women frequently go on drinking binges before their menstrucl 
periods, reports another article in Medical Tribune. The low estrogen levels at thi 
period help to heighten effects of alcohol and give the drinker a larger reaction tha r 
usual. Alcohol, like estrogen, slows down production of the hormone MAO (mono 
maine exidase) which at high levels causes depression. When a premenstrual womar 
drinks she apparently slows down production of MAO and alleviates depression 
encouraging her to drink more ; 


On June 16-17 you have a chance 
to save a life, contribute to a vital com¬ 
munity service, receive a mini-physical, 
donate to a charity without giving 
money, and much more. All this is done 
in less than an hour, right here at 
NRMCO, by giving to the Blood Drive. 

Blood is a very important factor in 
medical care and during the summer 
time blood banks have a shortage. This 
is due to vacation of donors and also 
many people take elective surgery at 
this time of the year. 

Naval Regional Medical Center in the 
past has had a very high participation 
rate in the Irwin Memorial Blood Drive.ln 
fact. NRMC Oakland has been able to 
maintain a credit balance with the bank. 
Continued support will insure ongoing 
favorable levels. 

The procedure for giving blood is 
very easy; in fact some people think it's 
a pleasurable experience. If you've 
never done it, now's your chance. 
Almost everyone between the ages 17 
and 65 years old are able to give. 

For further information on the 
details of how and when to donate 
blood, see your department represen¬ 
tative. If they are not available or more 
information is needed then call LTJG 
Deborah Prekker or a member of the 
Blood Bank Staff at Extension 2283 or 

is the 



All urged to report 
unsafe conditions 

All Navy military and civilian-■ 1 
employees are encouraged to partici¬ 
pate in the prompt identification ai.u - . 
reporting of unsafe or unhealthful prac¬ 
tices or conditions. They may be 
reported orally or in writing to immedi 
ate supervisors or by making 
anonymously written reports directly tc 
the NRMCO Regional Safety Manager £ 
(using NRMCO 5101/4 (11-81). No 
reprisals or other punitive action will be 
taken against any person originating a 

The workplace supervisor shall then 
initiate appropriate corrective action, 
including notification to the Safety 
Office of the original report. Follow-up t 
inspections and investigations shall be 
conducted by the Safety Office to 
insure that corrective measures have 
been taken and the originator of the* 
report shall be notified of the condition 
found by Safety Office personnel. 

Appeals for military personnel gc ^ 
through the chain of command. 

If the civilian originator of a report is i 
dissatisfied, that person may confer 
with the Regional Safety Manager. I< 
the originator is still dissatisfied ar 
appeal to the Commanding Officer ma\ 
be made. Second level appeals for civi¬ 
lians will be addressed to the Surgeor L 
General, Bureau of Medicine and Surg 
ery. Subsequent appeals may be sub 
mitted if the originator is not satisfied 
with the action taken or resulting dis i] 
position. These, in order, are: Chief o 
Naval Operations, the Secretary of thd n 
Navy (ASN (MRA&L), the Assistant % 
Secretary of Defense, the Office o 
Federal Agency Safety Programs, anti i» 
the U. S. Department of Labi. 
Washington, D. C. 

The Safety Office at NRMCO is i 
located in Building 63B. Deflect-0 Wall « 
holders to support forms for reporting A 
are located throughout the hospital. For 
further information call Extension a 

CHAMPUS now able to share cost of intraocular implantation 

The Food and Drug Administration's 
recent approval of five different models 
of intraocular lenses for human use 
enables CHAMPUS to share the cost of 
implantation of these lens models. 

Intraocular lenses are artificial lenses 
surgically implanted in the eye Cost of 
the implant surgery normally ranges 
from $500 to $600. The lenses have 

been in use for more than 30 years, 
and have been used in the U. S with 
increasing frequency since the late 
1960s Originally, CHAMPUS shared 
the cost of lens implantation with 
program beneficiaries. However, in 
1 976 it was decided that there were no 
data showing that the lenses were 
effective or safe, and FDA put intraocu¬ 
lar lenses on their investigational list 

while they examined the lenses safety 
At that time, CHAMPUS was forced to 
discontinue sharing the cost of lens 

The CHAMPUS regulation states 
that in order for specific benefits to be 
covered by the program, "any surgical 
implant must be approved for use in 
humans" by FDA With the recent FDA 

approval of lenses, beneficiaries 
claims can now be processed, retroac¬ 
tive to the dates of approval of each o* 
the five models of lenses. 

There are FDA-imposed age restric r 
tions on the use of all approved len .<■ 
models CHAMPUS beneficiane 
should consult their physician fo. ? 



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Reserve today for farewell event 

Reservations close today for a 
June 16 party honoring soon-to-be 
transferred Captains Joseph Smyth. 
Director of Clinical Services, Warren 
VV. Hodge, Regional Health Care 
Coordinator, and Paul H. Farrier, 
Regional Industrial and Occupational 
Health Care Coordinator. 

The farewell event for the promi¬ 
nent Navy physicians will be held in 
the Officers' Club at Oak Knoll, 
beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 
filet mignon buffet at 8 p.m. Price is 
$12 per person. 

Red Cross 
needs freezer 

The Red Cross volunteers are 
desperately in need of a freezer in 
good working condition to store 
cookies and bakery items for the 
patients at Oak Knoll 

Please contact the Red Cross 
lounge office at 639-2525 if you 
are able to help us 

' ★ ★ ★ 
/(others to convene 

The National Navy Mothers' Clubs 
f America will hold their 80th conven- 
on in San Jose, Aug 8-12, it has been 

Meetings will be held in the Holiday 
n. Park Center Plaza 

Bay Area Navy Mothers' Clubs are 
gular contributors to patient recrea- 
on funds at this medical center. 

★ ★ ★ 

Reservations may be made by 
calling 639-2147. 

FRA announces 
contest winners 

Harold R. McNichol, West Coast 
Regional Americanism Chairman of the 
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), has 
announced winners of the 1982 essay 
contest on the theme, "What My Vote 
Will Mean To Me." 

Winners are: 

Seventh Grade: Michael Bachmeier, 
Lemoore (first); Nina Lynn Nordstrom, 
Stockton (second), and Jimmy 
Webster, Lemoore (third). 

Eighth Grade: Cristina Intintoli, 
Vallejo (first); Mike Londgren, Gilroy 
(second), and Mark Huffman, Concord 

Ninth Grade: Anne Mallon, Fremont 
(first); Emily Ofsevit. Berkeley 
(second), and Daryl Pontenberg, 
Campbell (third) 

Tenth Grade: Suzanne Young. Gilroy 
(first); Pam Sullivan, Napa (second), 
and Evlin During, San Francisco (third) 

Eleventh Grade Su Sun Bai, San 
Jose (first); Lynn Lambrecht, San Jose 
(second), and Marianne Bailey, Placer- 
ville (third) 

Twelfth Grade: Tracey Tokuhama, 
Berkeley (first); Cheri Merritt. Pollock 
Pines (second), and Ri Pen Chou, Sun¬ 
nyvale (third). 

All winners received a plaque and 
first place winners also received a $75 
Savings Bond from the West Coast 
Region of FRA. First place winners will 
be entered in the national contest. 

The 1983 theme for the FRA 
Americanism Essay Contest, which is 
open to all students in grades 7 
through 12, will be "The Bill of Rights 
And Me." 

For further information contact Mr. 
McNichol. 16193 Via Del Robles, San 
Lorenzo, Calif., 94580; phone 415/ 

Veterans ask 

Q —My father is a World War I 
veteran and he recently had a stroke 
that left him totally helpless and unable 
to care for himself. Will the VA put him 
in a nursing home and pay for it? 

A —The VA cannot bear the expense 
of a private nursing home for veterans 
with nonservice-connected disabilities 
unless the veteran is transferred 
directly from a VA hospital to the nurs¬ 
ing home. When such a transfer is 
made, the VA authorized care normally 
may not exceed six months You 
should contact the nearest VA Medical 
Center or regional office for details, or 

your local county service officer. 

• • • 

Q —If I don't, have a checking 
account and cash is unsafe to mail, 
how can I pay on my Veterans 
Administration education loan without 
going to a VA personally? 

A —Go to your bank or nearest post 
office and purchase a cashier's check 
or money order To ensure proper 
credit, include your claim number or 
social security number on your remit¬ 

The following new additions to the 
military medical "family" have arrived 
at Naval Regional Medical Center Oak¬ 

A baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class Thomas Ramirez. 
Ophthalmology, and his wife Gladys 
Costillo, on May 21 

A baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class Matthew J Schubert, USN, 
Intensive Care Unit, and his wife Kath¬ 
leen, May 21. 

A baby boy to Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class Daniel P Grady. USN, 
Branch Clinic Moffett Field, and his 
wife Manlou. May 28. 

A baby girl to Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class Petra Harrington (Mur¬ 
dock), USN, Mare Island Branch Clinic 
and her husband Hospitaiman Douglas 
Richard Murdock, USN. June 2 

1 Career Capsules j 

New horizons for Pharmacy Technicians 

By CDR W.L. Patterson, MSC, USN 
Navy Pharmacist 

For years. Pharmacy Technicians have been performing a vital service for the 
eficiaries of the Naval Medical Department, dispensing millions of prescriptions 
r drugs ranging from aspirin to the newest life-saving chemicals that modern tech- 
logy has to offer Navy Pharmacy Technicians work in a capacity that requires 
ars of college education in the civilian world. How can they do this? Are we getting 
J quality pharmacy services in the Navy? You can be sure we have the bestl 

First Pharmacy Technicians are carefully selected To be considered for this addi- 
al training, you must demonstrate a proficiency in mathematics and should have 
ne high school background in chemistry and biology Second, you must suc- 
usfully complete six months of intensive training in one of Navy's two pharmacy 
iooIs. Third, you must be willing to participate in continuing education programs 
' the remainder of your career in pharmacy. Fourth, you must make a personal 
mmitment to work in an environment where perfection is the primary criterion for 
jasuring performance 

But what do Pharmacy Technicians do besides count pills and pour cough syrup? 
lepends. Most of the Naval Regional Medical Centers have comprehensive phar- 
cy services that prepare sterile intravenous solutions and unit dose medications 
hospitalized patients. Drug information is provided for physicians, dentists, and 
ses Teaching classes for neophyte Hospital Corpsmen on various subjects 
ited to pharmacy is a challenging part of the job Counseling patients regarding 
proper use and cautions to observe while taking medications is a never-ending, 
fulfilling experience Maintaining records, ordering supplies, preparing budgets, 
I maintaining equipment are equally important aspects of the job This is by no 
ans an exhaustive list of the duties of a Pharmacy Technician and these functions 
normally under the supervision of a Pharmacy Officer at the Medical Center But, 
at about the technicians who are on independent duty, like on a ship 7 The same 
js apply. Strong background, good training, continuing education, and a personal 
nmitment to perfection. 

Hospital Corpsmen with the proper background, looking for a challenge, and 
irested in a professional career may want to investigate the possibility of becom- 
a Navy Pharmacy Technician The Pharmacy Technician "C" Schools are located 
’ortsmouth, Virginia and San Diego, California See your Command Career Coun- 
or for additional details (Reprinted with permission from LINK magazine, April- 
ie 1982.) , 

A FINE TIME TO LEAVE US. LUCILLE'-Ms. Lucille Barry (right). Red Cross 
staffer at Oak Knoll for several years, departed this command recently for a 
three-year tour with the Red Cross at Elmendorf Air Force Base, near 
Anchorage, Alaska. A farewell luncheon was held in her honor at the Officers' 
Club on May 26. Among those wishing her a fond farewell were Ms. Ardeth 
Sklinchar, Chairman of Volunteers and Mr. Paul Anderson, Field Director. 

Friday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. —LOVING COUPLES—Shirley MacLaine. James 

Saturday, June 12, 1 p.m.-SONG OF THE SOUTH-Ruth Warrick, Bobby 
Driscoll—Musical FantasyG 

Saturday, June 12, 6:30 p.m. —STONE COLD DEAD—Richard Crenna, Paul 

Sunday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.—THE FLIM FLAM MAN —George C. Scott, Sue 

Monday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. —HOPSCOTCH—Walter Matthau, Glenda 
Jackson—Comedy R 

Tuesday. June 15. 6:30 p.m.—TOUR FRIENDS —Craig Wasson, Jodi Thelen — 

Wednesday, June 16, 6:30 p.m.—NUCLEAR TERROR—Richard Harris, Ann 

Thursday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. —SATURDAY, THE 14th —Richard Benjamin, 
Paula Prentiss—Comedy/PG 

Friday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. —PRIVATE BENJAMIN—Goldie Hawn, Eileen Bren¬ 
nan— Comedy R « 

Saturday, June 19. 1 p.m. —MARY POPPINS, Julie Andrews. Dick Van Dyke- 
Musical Fantasy/G 

Saturday, June 19, 6:30 p.m. —BRUBAKER —Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto — 

Sunday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.—LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN —Gene Tierney, Cornel 

Monday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.-HE KNOWS YOU'RE ALONE-Don Scardino, 
Caitlin O'Heaney—Suspense DramaR 

Tuesday. June 22, 6:30 p.m. —RAGTIME-James Cagney. Elizabeth 

Wednesday. June 23, 6:30 p.m.—THE SWEET CREEK COUNTY WAY, Richard 
Egan, Albert Salmi—WesternRG 

Thursday. June 24, 6:30 p.m. —THE DEADLY SILVER NINJA—Dragon Lee. 
Marty Chui—ActionR 

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Slow start for 

The Naval Regional Medical Center 
is getting off to a bad start this season 
in the Central Pacific Regional Golf 
League NRMC lost its first three 
matches . NAS Alameda 16-11, NAS 
Lemoore 15-12 and Naval Supply 

Nurses top MSCs 
in benefit ball game 

The Medical Service Corps officers 
of the command challenged Nurse 
Corps officers to a staff slowpitch 
softball game on May 27 to benefit the 
Navy Relief Society to the tune of 

Behind the superb coaching of Cap¬ 
tain Jan Emal. the nurses pounded the 
MSCs for three runs to take command 
of the lead despite MSC efforts,ending 
in defeat, 7-3 for the Medical Service 
Corps team 

"It was an injury-free game, except 
for a couple of confrontations with the 
umpires," said one nurse player. 

Originally, the challenge was males 
against females, but the male nurses 
didn't like this, so came to the game 
dressed in "drag," (skirts, wigs, hats, 
etc.) so that they could play on the 
Nurse Corps team as "females." 

golf team 

Center 24-3. 

Team members this year for NRMC 
are Roger McNabb, Mike McDonald, 
Alan Kay, Jeff Upton, Sid Gesh, John 
Chemycz and James Vandenbosch. 

Intramural Softball Standings 





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NEW UNIFORMS —The Chief Petty Officers Softball Team models new 
uniforms, royal blue, trimmed in gold and white. Members shown are left to 
right front row, HMC Steve Putter, HMCS "Mac" MacGregor, HMCM 
"Mickey" Marumoto, HMCM "Chuck" Dackerman, HMC Mike Larkin; Left to 
right, back row, HMC Fred Lang, HMC Gary Burgdoff, HMCM Don Bailey. DTC 
Don Hritz, HMC Rose Percival. 

(Photo by Donna Ostrowski). 

U S. Government Printing Office 
1970 33236 689 160/6 

Friday, June 11. 1<i 

FAR OUT—Ensign Kaki Douglass of Occupational Therapy pitches for the Me 
cal Service Corps team. 

OOPS! —Nurse Corps LTJG Deb Driscoll of the Sixth Deck fails to connect 
Spectators are LCDR Russ Bond of Optometry and CDR Frank Fisher, Chief o 
Administrative Services. 

Sand sculptors invited to compete 

The 16th Annual Sand Castle and 
Sculpture Contest will be held on 
Saturday, June 26 at Robert Crown 
Memorial State Beach in Alameda. 

Last year's contest attracted some 
220 sand sculptors, who created 
works ranging from medieval castles 
and mythological creatures to giant 
beermugs. About 3,000 spectators 
lined the beach to watch the show. 

The event is sponsored by the East 
Bay Regional Park District, in conjunc¬ 
tion with the Alameda Recreation and 
Park Department and the Bay View 
Women's Club. 

Registration is from 9 to 11 am, 
judging will begin at noon, and the tro¬ 
phies and ribbons will be awarded by 1 
p.m. Newcomers are advised to register 
and start building early in the morning. 

There are two divisions in the con¬ 
test—castles and sculpture —with 
three categories in each division. The 
categories are family groups, which 
must include an adult; individuals or 
groups aged 13 and older, and 
individuals or groups 1 2 and under 

Sculotures and castles will be 

judged on design, detail, neatness and 
techniques. No permanent forms may 
be used in the structures, although 
contestants may use all the sand, 
wood, rocks, and shells they find on 
the beach that day. 

The construction area will be along 
the beach in front of the lar>* 
bathhouse complex, near the intersec 
tion of 8th and Westline Drive in 

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Naval Regional Medical Center. Oakland, California 

Friday, June 25, 1982 


Javal hospital 40 years old July 1 

j/e in three wars 

ooking back on Oak Knoll's past 

n the early spring of 1942, 25 bar- 
j iks-type redwood buildings took 
i pe on the site of the former Oak 
: til Golf and Country Club They were 
; nucleus of the sprawling "tempor- 
hospital the Navy built to receive 
, 1 thousands of World War II 
ualties that were to be brought back 
: rt Pacific battle zones. 

The hospital .was commissioned 
>1,1942, with six ward buildings 
204 beds ready for occupancy, 
struction kept pace with develop- 
ts in the Pacific, and in 1945 at the 
i ax of the war, the hospital was car- 
for more than 6.000 patients with a 
tary and civilian staff of approx- 
tely 3,000 Contractors brought the 
il number of buildings on the 220- 
i compound to 135 including a 
pel, navy exchange, library, and a 
sets of living quarters for staff. 
Vith demobilization, both the 
vity and the population declined, 
t' to nse again during the Korean 
'iflict when the daily patient census 
(raged 2,500. This figure fell to a 
icetime level of about 600, but with 
influx of Vietnam casualties begin- 
| in 1965, the tempo of life at Oak 
ill increased again, both in patient 
' requirements and in morale-build- 

!)n Dec 7, 1965, ground was 
*en for a new sorely needed perma- 
it hospital, and by mid-1968, the 

facility was completed and receiving its 
first patients. Fire-resistant with a 
frame of reinforced concrete and walls 
of precast concrete panels. Building 
500 is today a nine-story, attractive, 
modem hospital facility, well-equipped 
and with tasteful decor and pleasant 

Most of the temporary buildings 
have been demolished to make way for 
the multi-storied hospital, but some 
have been retained for use as inter¬ 
mediate care units and to house 
facilities such as the Navy Exchange 
store. Special Services, Red Cross 
Lounge. Education and Training, 
General Library. Laundry. Civilian Per¬ 
sonnel Services. Security, Fire Depart¬ 
ment, maintenance and transportation 
shops, and other supporting opera¬ 

On Jan. 1, 1973, Naval Hospital 
Oakland was consolidated into the 
existing Naval Regional Medical Center, 
Oakland, California. The regional con¬ 
cept provides medical service to 
branch clinics easily accessible to 
beneficiaries, yet allows centralization 
and consolidation of health care 
resources to ensure a high degree of 
efficiency and effectiveness 

From the beginning, the mission and 
tasks of the center have mandated a 
progressive approach to total health 
care With its acquisition of the Com¬ 
puterized Axial Tomography (CAT) 

scanner and its Scout View Packages, 
Naval Regional Medical Center Oakland 
became the proud owner of one of the 
most technologically advanced models 
of this body scanner in the nation. This 
amazing piece of medical equipment is 
capable of producing high resolution 
images of both head and body, thereby 
eliminating much of the need for 
exploratory surgery (Developers of the 
scanner received the 1979 Nobel prize 
for medicine.) 

Throughout recent years, other 
important patient care facilities have 
been regularly added These include the 
artificial kidney, radioisotope 
laboratory, and cobalt therapy units 
Specialized treatment programs have 
been developed in neuro-surgery, 
thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 
amputations, replantation microsurg¬ 
ery, renal dialysis, plastic surgery, cor¬ 
neal transplants, oncology, neurology, 
aural surgery, neuropsychiatry and 
nuclear medicine Automated hardware 
is used to support more than 3,500 
hypertensive patients, while a central 
word processing unit provides service 
to both clinical and administrative func¬ 
tions, and the laboratory uses a modern 
computer-directed analyzer for multi¬ 
ple testing. 

Facilities at Oakland serve one of the 
Navy's major teaching medical centers 
by providing residency programs in 14 
(Continued to Page 5) 

ing from a sea of long, wooden 
hospital wards used to treat 
thousands of World War II 
injured stands the modern 
medical center that still is 
informally known as Oak 

Dr. Sears to 
assume No. 2 
position here 

Captain H. James T. Sears 
reported earlier this week to assume 
the position of Director of Clinical 
Services and Deputy Commanding 
Officer of Naval Regional Medical 
Center Oakland on July 1. He is 
relieving Captain Joseph P. Smyth 
who will assume command of Naval 
Regional Medical Center, Okinawa, 
Japan on Aug. 6. 

Dr. Sears comes to Oakland from 
Naval Regional Medical Center San 
Diego where he has been Chairman 
of the Psychiatry Department since 
September 1979. 

Dr. Smyth, an internal medicine 
specialist, has been assigned to Oak 
Knoll since Aug. 9. 1980. 

New Japan duty 
for Dr. Smyth 

When Navy Medical Corps Captain 
Joseph P. Smyth arrived at Oakland 
nearly two years ago, he came from a 
position as Director of Clinical Services 
at the U. S Navy's medical center in 
Yokosuka, Japan. Now he returns to 
the same country, on Okinawa, to take 
command of the medical center there. 

Born in Norwalk, Conn., and raised in 
Stamford, the physician has 24 years 
active duty and six years reserve in the 
Navy. He enlisted in 1953 and com¬ 
pleted recruit training in Bainbridge, 
Md, and further schooling at Hospital 
Corps School at Portsmouth. Va., and 
Laboratory Technician School at St. 
Alban's Naval Hospital, N Y He attained 
the rank of Hospital Corpsman First 
Class in 1957 and served with the 
Marine Corps while deciding to become 
a Navy physician. 

From 1958 to 1960 he worked as a 
city policeman while also studying at 
Fairfield University in Connecticut, 
where he earned a bachelor of arts. In 
1960 he entered the Creighton Univer¬ 
sity School of Medicine in Omaha, 
Neb., and later earned a medical degree 
from that institution He enrolled in the 
Navy's Senior Medical Program and 
interned at Naval Regional Medical 
Center. Philadelphia, Pa., completing 
his internal medicine residency at the 
same hospital in 1968. 

Following duty on the Philadelphia 
staff. Dr Smyth served, successively, 
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Page 2 


Friday, June 25, ' 


NEW CITIZEN? —We don't know her 
name or her origin. She could be a 
native American Indian, of Hispanic 
heritage, or maybe even a Viet¬ 
namese refugee, but somehow this 
little tot holding the stars and stripes 
in each tiny fist seems to symbolize 

what the United States and its future 
is all about. As we approach Inde¬ 
pendence Day it seems an appropri¬ 
ate photo to wish everyone a happy 
and meaningful Fourth of July. 


Our patients write... 

I am writing to tell you how much I appreciated a real concern to help me by HM3 
(Dean) Wiggs (Cardiology) today. There was a real mix-up concerning my consult 
and records from Dr. Vasquez in the Moffett Field Clinic and I am working against a 
time element since I will be leaving the area June 1st to join my husband in Japan 
He took the time to look into my problem and help me with a solution which no 
one else did. There needs to be more people like him who are willing to help a person 
rather than just pass the buck (so to speak). 

I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated his help and concern. 

Karen McElmurry 

Thanks so much for your letter of sympathy on the death of my mother. 

I would like to ask you to convey my appreciation to Dr. Sue Walker for her help 
and kindness and also to any other staff members on 9 South 

R. W. Funk 
CDR, USN (Ret.) 

Navy leaders call 
U.S. Navy 'finest' 

ADM Thomas B. Hayward, Chief of 
Naval Operations, and ADM James D 
Watkins, who succeeds ADM Hayward 
as CNO on July 1, described the ser¬ 
vice as "the right kind of Navy," and "a 
Navy on the move" in recent remarks 
at Pearl Harbor, Haw The speeches 
took place during a ceremony aboard 
the attack submarine USS NEW YORK 
CITY (SSN 696) in which ADM 
Sylvester R. Foley, Jr. relieved ADM 
Watkins as Commander in Chief, U. S. 
Pacific Fleet. 

ADM Watkins told the audience, "as 
an island nation dependent upon the 
sea for defense and for unimpeded 
access to sea lanes—which are the 
arteries of our national economic life— 
we must have a Navy second to none I 
believe such a Navy is now realistically 
within our grasp. 

He said that, "Congress and the 
American public understand we can no 
longer be expected to do more with 
less. Nor should we ever again force 
our military people to accept the major 
burden of inequitable pay as the 
national example for austerity when 
most others remain unaffected in com¬ 
parison. A healthy personnel environ¬ 
ment is key to readiness, and readiness 
and ability to sustain in combat are the 
first two priority defense objectives." 

ADM Watkins praised the Navy men 
and women he had encountered while 
Pacific Fleet Commander, declaring 
"the most valuable fleet asset.,. is 
people. I have found leadership to be 
alive and well in every community in 
the fleet, down through the crow on 
the sleeve of our brand new petty 

"From boot camp, through the rat¬ 
ings and ranks of this fleet and this 
Navy, ADM Hayward has emphasized 
pride and professionalism, the hinges 
of readiness But while he has 
emphasized those qualities, it is you — 
the chain of command —the men and 
women of this fleet, who have 
embodied them. You are pride, you are 
professionalism " 

The prospective CNO expressed 
confidence in the direction of growth in 
the Navy, noting "we have been given 
an incredible measure of salt water 
over which to keep the peace. The 
threat has grown at an alarming rate— 
but the alarm has been sounded. We 
are a Navy on the move —rebuilding our 
maritime strength and our leadership 
role to help foster stability in an 
increasingly unstable world." 

ADM Hayward, looking to the con¬ 
flict over the Falkland Islands as an 
example, said, "We must learn once 
again that warfare is a hazardous busi¬ 
ness, that the price of waging war is 
infinitely more costly and expensive 
than the price of maintaining the 
peace—a peace that can only be main¬ 
tained through strength, not through 

He described the U S. Na\ 
strength in terms of the battle grc 
saying, "we build battle groups a 
posed of all kinds of ships, and 
weld them together for the purpose 
sending them to sea to control 
seas, to sweep the adversary from t 
ocean, to go where we want, when 
want, at our initiative. Airpower is 
critical element of the battle grr 
The surface combatant is able to c i 
out its role because it is operar 
within the envelope of the carl 
based airplane. The United States N 
today is building the right kind of Nt 
for the right reasons*." 

The CNO concluded, "We're not 
largest Navy in the world by , 
measure. But we are the finest Nci 
in the world by every measure." 

'Mighty oaks 
from little acorri 

Savings are the basis of any prud 
financial plan. Most of us have to 
something aside regularly if we re 
accumulate any sizeable sum 
money, the kind of money most of 
big things in life require. 

How better to do it than with I 
automatic, dependable Payroll Savii 
Plan for U S. Savings Bonds? \A 
Payroll Savings, a one-time decisior 
save makes you a saver payday al 
payday, without fail. Then, even it y 
spend all your take-home pay, y 
financial security is growing 

Lots of your shipmates or fell i 
workers will tell you there's no be' 
way to save. Many of them will 
you, toe, that there have been tin 
when they've been mighty glad to h F 
the money this kind of saving providi 
True, but is it wise these days to i: 
money into bonds when higher inter f 
rates are being advertised? The ansv 
is "yes." Bonds offer the opportur 
to earn a good return on small sums 
money. That return helps you accun 
late the larger sums that are requi 
for the higher returns being publicize 

Another increase 
in interest rates 

Savings Bonds. 


One of your physicians, Dr Hooper, took care of my mother Beulah Castle while 
she was visiting me in California. .. 

She was seen on time for each of her appointments. All the tests which were 
ordered were done within a reasonable time and the results were promptly returned, 
so he could do a full diagnosis for her. 

He is a very caring person and always gave her as much time as necessary to 
answer all her questions during these appointments 

I really feel he is outstanding in the field of cardiology and exemplifies excellence 
in the role of a physician. 

Miss Jackson, the clinic secretary, was a great help in directing us to the various 
departments around the hospital and for giving us prompt appointments to see Dr 

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Felice 


RADM W M Lonergon. MC. USN 
Commanding Officer 

CAPT Joseph P Smyth, MC. USN. Director of 
Climcol Services 

CDR Frank D Fisher. MSC. USN Director of 
Administrative Services 

Fditor Betty Beck 

Clerk Pat Heaphy 

Photography HM1 Gerry Silk 

HM2 Larry Manchionda 

THF OAK l EAF is published biweekly on Ftr> 
day. produced commercially with appropriate* 
funds in compliance with NNPR P-35 Rev Jan 
1974 Deadline for copy is Wednesday noon of 
the week poor to publication 

Opinions contained herem are not official 
expressions of the Department of the Nany THE 
OAK LEAF receives American Fore*?* Press Ser¬ 
vice and Navy News material 

Contnbutions from both staff and patients are 
welcomed and should be addressed to the Editor 
of the OAK LEAF Naval Regional Medical Center 
Oakland CA 94627 

»v. June 25. 1982 


Page 3 

Dr. Sears respected psychiatrist 

lonymity assured 

DOD to survey civilians 
on drug and alcohol use 

he Department of Defense is spon- 
ig a world-wide survey of drug and 
hoi use among its civilian 
oyees which will commence in late 
) or early July. 

he survey, similar to one 
limstered to the DoD military 
jlation in 1980 will be conducted 
in independent civilian contractor, 
•r the auspices of the Office of the 
etary of Defense. Office of Drug 
Alcohol Abuse Prevention 
PP) The purpose of the survey is 
evaluate the extent of drug and 
ihol use among the DoD civilian 
k force and to plan improvements 
mployee assistance programs and 

In the Department of the Navy, 
approximately 700 employees in the 
United States and overseas will be ran¬ 
domly selected and given question¬ 
naires to complete regarding drug and 
alcohol use The forms will be mailed to 
local civilian personnel offices with 
complete information and instructions 
for delivery to selected employees 

Both the Department of Defense and 
the contractor conducting the survey 
have assured complete anonymity of 
responses The questionnaire must be 
administered on a voluntary basis, only 
during the employee's normal duty 
hours Full cooperation is encouraged 
from those selected to participate. 

✓DR Kraft retires next week 

LCDR John Kraft 

n July 1, LCDR John E Kraft, MSC. 
1 1, will retire from the Navy. He has 
assigned as Chief of Patient 
rs since his arrival at Oak Knoll in 
ist 1979 

jdical Service Corps Lieutenant 
1 1 nander Patricia B Hoggatt, Chief 
'sical Therapy here for nearly five 
!., is retiring June 30 after 26 
•' Navy service She will be relieved 
•eutenant Commander Robert 
geway, already on the PT staff 
.DR Hoggatt entered the Navy as 
isign, attended the University of 
o (1956-57) and was first sta¬ 
ll, as a physical therapist, at Key 
Fla. In more recent years she has 
i d two tours at Oakland, at medical 
! 'srs in Bethesda, Md (two tours), 
mouth, Va. and Yokosuka, Japan 
te holds a bachelor of science in 
ical therapy, a specialty certificate, 
. masters of arts in education from 
ge Washington University. Her 
ary decorations include the 
orious Unit Citation and Navy 
imendation ribbons and the 
nal Defense ribbon. 

Ihile on the Oak Knoll staff she has 
stently been appointed project 
it for the annual U S Savings 
campaigns and has served on the 
i of the Month selection commit- 

ve been very happy in the Navy 
'm going to miss the folks." she 
"But I fully intend to keep in 


ir future plans include a trip to 
England to visit relatives, followed 

The retirement ceremony will take 
place in the Clinical Assembly on June 
30 at 9 a m. All personnel are cordially 
invited to attend. 

LCDR Kraft served for 13 years as a 
Hospital Corpsman prior to receiving 
his commission in February 1970. 
Since that time he has served at medi¬ 
cal centers on the east and west 
coasts, in Japan, and also a three-year 
tour with Fleet Marine Forces of the 
U S Pacific Fleet. 

At Naval Regional Medical Center, 
Oakland. LCDR Kraft has been respon¬ 
sible for various patient services func¬ 
tions. including managing the office of 
Medical Affairs for Northern California, 
Nevada. Colorado, and Utah, and dece¬ 
dent affairs functions relative to all 
naval service dead within the Pacific 
Command Area 

His hobbies include composing 
music and Asian history. When asked 
how he viewed his post-retirement life, 
he replied, "a piece of cake." 

John, his wife DeeAnn and their four 
children will be making their new home 
in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

by classes in photography, and possi¬ 
bly, dog grooming or other hobbies 
involved with animals. She and her 

LCDR P. B. Hoggatt 

husband Gary, an electrical engineer, 
make their home in Newark and plan to 
continue to live there Both are 
interested in scouting and may volun¬ 
teer to assist their community in 
related programs. 

The physical therapist's favorite 
sport is snow skiing, which she intends 
to continue in retirement. 

Captain H James T Sears, 45. soon 
to head all clinical services and medical 
training at this hospital, was a member 
of the Interagency Medical Team for 
the American Hostages in Iran. 

Professor, consultant, lecturer and 
author, he has gained considerable 
respect from Navy medical peers and 
has a broad background in psychiatry 

Born in Minoa, N Y., he is a gradu¬ 
ate of the Albany Academy, where he 
studied under an academy association 
scholarship He received a bachelor of 
arts degree from Wesleyan University 
where he held the Russell Wells 
Scholarship, and a medical doctorate 
from Albany Medical College of Union 
University under an alumni scholarship. 
He served a rotating internship at 
Albany Medical Center Hospital and a 
psychiatric residency at National Naval 
Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., where 
he was chief resident, 1966-67 

Further education included a 
behavioral therapy course at the 
University of Pennsylvania; training at 
the Institute of the Philadelphia 
Association for Psychoanalysis; Navy 
course in basic management principles, 
executive medicine at Naval School of 
Health Care Administration; medical 
department orientation course in 
alcoholism; landing force medical staff 
planning; division and combat psychia¬ 
try course (conducted by the Army), 
and strategic medical readiness and 
contingency course at Bethesda. 

He was staff psychiatrist at 
Philadelphia Naval Hospital, head of 
the Neuropsychiatry Branch aboard the 
USS REPOSE (AH-16) in Vietnam ser¬ 
vice; head of the Officers' and 
Women's Unit and, later. Assistant 
Chief and Director of Residency Train¬ 
ing, Neuropsychiatry Service at 
Philadelphia Naval Hospital; Chairman 
of the Department of Psychiatry at 
Philadelphia; Chairman of Psychiatry at 
Portsmouth, Va.. and in his most recent 
billet, Chairman of Psychiatry at San 

Other professional experience has 
been Acting Medical Director, Salem 
County (N. J. ) County Guidance 
Center; Consultant, Burlington County 
(N. J.) Jail; Team Member, "Operation 
Egress Recap," "Operation Homecom¬ 
ing" (Vietnam POWs); Invitee and Par¬ 
ticipant. Conference on the Education 
of Psychiatrists, Lake of the Ozarks, 
Missouri; Examiner. American Board of 
Psychiatry and Neurology; Consultant 
to the Surgeon General for Navy Psy¬ 
chiatry; Member, Committee on 
Federal Government Health Services. 
American Psychiatric Association, and 
Consultant, "Operation Deep Freeze." 
Antarctic Support Force. 

Professorial appointments have 
been with the University of California, 
San Diego; U S International Univer¬ 
sity, San Diego; Eastern Virginia Medi¬ 
cal School; Hahnemann Medical Col¬ 
lege, Philadelphia, and University of 

Dr Sears is a diplomate of the 
National Board of Medical Examiners, is 
a board-certified psychiatnst and holds 
medical licensure in New York, New 
Jersey. Virginia and California (in pro¬ 

He is a member of the American 
Medical Association. American Psy¬ 
chiatric Association, Association of 
Military Surgeons, American Associa¬ 
tion of Directors of Psychiatric Resi¬ 
dency Training, Delaware Valley Direc¬ 
tors of Residency Training, Pen¬ 
nsylvania Psychiatric Society, Neurop¬ 
sychiatric Society of Virginia, San 
Diego Psychiatric Society, Society of 
Medical Consultants to the Armed 
Forces, American Association for the 
Advancement of Science and the U. S. 
Naval Institute 

His community service has been 
directed to drug abuse, telephone 
counseling, and family problems. He 
has authored some 20 articles and 
professional papers, appeared on 

television talk shows, reviewed books, 
and originated an audiotape Awards 
include a fellowship, American Psy¬ 
chiatric Association; AMA Physicians 
Recognition Award (five years); Navy 
Commendation Medal (twice). Navy 
Meritorious Service Medal, and a cer¬ 
tificate of appreciation from the U S 
Department of State. 

Dr Sears' current interests include 
evaluation of Navy health care delivery 
approaches; non-medical reasons for 
seeking medical care, and psychosocial 
factors in the etiology of cancer 

The psychiatrist is married to the 
former Elsa Hale Weber They have 
four children: Deborah, Joyce, Tipper 
and Wendy 

Dr. Smyth- 

(Continued from Page 1) 

at Da Nang, Vietnam. Naval Regional 
Medical Center, Orlando, Fla. (where he 
was Chief of Medicine), and at 
Yokosuka before duty at Oakland 

The captain holds the Navy Com¬ 
mendation Medal with Combat "V," 
Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Cita¬ 
tion, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy 
Good Conduct Medal, National Defense 
Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with 
three campaign stars, the Vietnam 
Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnam 
Campaign Medal, and the Association 
of the Military Surgeons of the United 
States Medal 

Licensed in four states —New York. 
Connecticut. New Jersey and Florida — 
the physician holds membership in 
several professional societies including 
the American Medical Association, the 
Florida Medical Association, Orange 
County (Fla.) Medical Association, 
Florida Physicians Association, and the 
Association of Military Surgeons of the 
United States. 

Dr Smyth and his wife Ursula are 
parents of three—Donna, 18, Jennifer, 
17, and Joseph, 5 Captain Smyth's 
mother, Mrs Helen Smyth, also resides 
with the family During his assignment 
here, the family lived in quarters on 

Physical Therapy head 
to end 26 Navy years 

Page 4 


Father^ Joe' 

New chaplain proven hero 

Fr. Joseph Ferraro 

PMT School 
to graduate 26 

Graduation ceremonies will be held 
at 9 a m in the Clinical Assembly on 
July 9 for Class No. 97 of the Preven¬ 
tive Medicine Technician School. The 
students have completed a 26-week 
course involving all aspects of preven¬ 
tive medicine. 

Following is a list of the graduates 
and their new duty stations: 

HMC Mohammad S. Al-Garni, Saudi 

HM1 James Carrawell, Guantanamo 

HM2 Joey F. Casiano, Naval 
Environmental Health Center. Norfolk. 

HM3 John R. Darney. Naval Regional 
Medical Center, Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

HM3 Owen Devine, USS MT. 
WHITNEY (LCC), Norfolk, Va. 

HM3 Gary L. Dover, CB Gulfport, 

HM3 William C. Dwyer, Barstow, 
Calif. Branch Clinic. 

HM1 David A. Fitch. NAVCOMSTA, 
Haroldholt, Australia. 

HM2 Donald R Gray, NRMC Oak¬ 

HM2 David W. Hillman, Subic Bay, 

HM2 Jack H. Howell. USS PUGET 
SOUND. La Madelena, Italy. 

HM2 Michael D. Hughes, USS 
DURHAM (LKA-14), San Diego. Calif. 

HM3 Mitchell D Joyce, Roosevelt 
Roads, Puerto Rico. 

HM2 Robert A. Joyner, Kings Bay, 

HM3 Keith B Lambert, NRMC 

HM1 Daniel V. Meyer, USCG, 
Government Island, Alameda. 

HM3 Norma Kropelnicki, DVECC, 

HM2 Cynthia A Moss, NRMC Japan. 

HM2 Leonilo B Oribello, USS ST 
LOUIS, San Diego 

HM2 Timothy S. Porter, USS 
ORION, La Madelena, Italy. 

HM2 Christopher J. Sheridan, USS 

HM2 Edward L. Shrum, MCB—3, Pt. 
Hueneme, Calif. 

HM2 Ronald L. Spill, USS SACRA¬ 
MENTO (AOE-1), Bremerton, Wash. 

HM2 Albert C. Spinks. USS EL 
PASO, Norfolk, Va. 

HM3 Kevin 0 Strohschein, NRMC 

HM3 Lawrence R. West, NRMC 

Give kids safe ride 

Automobile accidents are the lead¬ 
ing killer of children between the ages 
of one and four in this country. 

Some people think they can protect 
infants and young children from injury 
by holding them in their laps They can¬ 
not. Starting with the very first ride 
home from the hospital, an infant 
should be secured in an approved 
safety seat. 

In an interview for a newspaper a 
few years ago. Father Joseph Anthony 
Ferraro was quoted as saying, "I 
believe in what St. Augustine said, 'He 
who sings, prays twice.”' 

And from what we hear about the 
new Roman Catholic chaplain com¬ 
mander here, he has a beautiful lyric 
tenor voice and obviously practices 
what he preaches 

The affable, outgoing "Father Joe" 
has a reputation for more than his sing¬ 
ing, however. In at least three incidents 
in the past he has shown he is made of 
the same fibre as some of the bravest 
of heroes. 

Shortly after he was first ordained 
as a priest he worked a year in a prison 
housing 500 convicted murderers and 
the criminally insane in New Jersey. 
Although there were other less serious 
incidents, at one time an inmate jabbed 
a ballpoint pen into his neck. "Father 
Joe," however, kept his cool and 
escaped unharmed. 

A few years later while in the Navy 
stationed at Mt. Fuji, Japan, he 
reasoned with an irate Marine, making 
him surrender a live grenade that he 
planned to use to blow up his superior 

And, in early 1979 while a chaplain 
at the Naval Construction Battalion 
Center, Port Hueneme, Calif., he 
managed to talk a Navy wife into sur¬ 
rendering without a shot being fired 20 
hours after she armed herself and held 
her sister and parents hostage inside a 
home This action earned him the Navy 
and Marine Corps Medal for Heroism, 
the Medal of Merit from the Peace 
Officers Association of Ventura 
County, and the public praise of the 
Oxnard City Council and police 

Graduation ceremonies will be in 
Clinical Assembly at 2 p.m. on Wed¬ 
nesday, June 30 for medical interns 
and dental general practice residents 
who have completed a year's training 
at this command. 

Rear Admiral Walter M. Lonergan, 
Commanding Officer, will be the key 
speaker in the ceremony. Speaking for 
the class will be Lieutenant Susan J. 
Walker. Senior Medical Intern, and 
Lieutenant Robert S. Rolley, Senior 
Dental General Practice Resident. 
Others participating in the ceremony 
will be Catholic Chaplain (Commander) 
Joseph A. Ferraro, Medical Corps Cap¬ 
tain Dale W. Oiler and Dental Corps 
Captain George W. Oatis, Jr. A recep¬ 
tion will follow in the Officers' Club. 

Graduating medical interns and their 
new duty assignments are: 

Lieutenants Michael R. Ambrose, 
Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, 
Pensacola, Fla.; Richard A. Bessette, 
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, 
Port Hueneme, Calif.; Clarence H Brad- 
dock. USS WICHITA (AOR-1); Roger 
3); Daniel L. Dale, Naval Aerospace 
Medical Institute; Kathleen K. Dale, 
Alameda Branch Clinic; Karlotta M 
Davis, Naval Regional Medical Clinic, 
Annapolis, Md ; Patricia A. Duprey, 
Branch Clinic, Marine Corps Air Station, 
Iwakuni, Japan; Richard P. Erwin, Third 
Marine Division, Okinawa; Mark W. 
Flick, First Field Supply and Support 
Group, Fleet Marine Force, Camp 
Pendleton, Calif 

Also, Lieutenants Randal C Franke, 
Gow, Third Marine Division, Okinawa; 
Frank W Hall, Naval Undersea Medical 
Institute, Groton, Conn., R. Scott 
Hamilton, Third Marine Division, 
Okinawa; John R. Hanning, Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland 
(Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency); 

Born in an Italian neighborhood of 
Philadelphia 40 years ago and reared in 
the suburban town of North Bristol, he 
later attended DeMatha Catholic High 
School in Hyattsville, Md, graduating 
as valedictorian of his class in 1 958 

He then embarked upon a course of 
study for the priesthood He was 
ordained in 1967 after attending St 
Mary's Seminary College and Univer¬ 
sity where he earned a bachelor's 
degree in philosophy and a master's in 

Later study at Catholic University in 
Washington, D C. made him eligible 
for a master of arts in English. Other 
postgraduate studies at California 
Lutheran College and at University of 
California, Berkeley, earned him 
another master's —in family counsel¬ 

With 13 years of Navy service. 
"Father Joe" has been assigned with 
the Third Marine Division; Coast Guard 
Training Center, Petaluma, Calif.; 
Marine Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan; 
Port Hueneme, Calif., and Naval Sup¬ 
port Activity, Naples, Italy. This is his 
first assignment to a hospital and he 
says he finds it very exciting and 
different from other billets he has had. 
He is Acting Chief of Pastoral Care Ser¬ 
vice pending the arrival of Captain L. 
Wayne Rushing later this summer. 

In addition to the heroism medal, the 
Catholic chaplain holds Commendation 
Medals from both the Navy and Coast 

While in Italy, he studied with 
Maestre from the Naples Conservatory 
of Music. His other off-duty interest is 
tennis, but he confesses that he isn't 
very good at it. 

In a second confession he admitted 
to being a people lover. But he didn't 
have to tell us. It shows. —Betty Beck. 

Gary S. Harris, Branch Clinic, Iwakuni; 
Frank M Hartwick, Naval Aerospace 
Medical Institute; Rhett H. Hasell, Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland 
(Pediatric Residency); Konrad E. 
Lawrence M. Holm, Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland 
(Anesthesiology Residency); Edward 
W. Jewell, III, Naval Aerospace Medical 
Institute; William J. Kemerer, Jr., Naval 
Undersea Medical Institute; Leo 
Kusuda, Naval Regional Medical Center 
Oakland (Urology Residency); Peter B. 
Letarte, Naval Aerospace Medical 

Also, Lieutenants Berry E. Lewis, 
Moffett Field Branch Clinic; Marc S. 
Muramatsu, USS ROANOKE (AOR-7); 
Steven R Myrick. Naval Aerospace 
Medical Institute; Alison C. Nash, Naval 
Regional Medical Center Oakland 
(Pediatric Residency); John H. 
Oldershaw. Naval Aerospace Medical 
Institute; J. Kevin Pidkowicz, Marine 
Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz.; Marsha 
G. Pierdinock. USS JASON (AR-8); 
Mark A. Richardson. USS NIAGARA 
FALLS (AFS-3); Douglas C Riehle, 
Naval Aerospace Medical Institute; 
Louis J Saporito, Alameda Branch 
Clinic; Louis S. Sarbeck, Naval Mobile 
Construction Battalion 74, Gulfport, 
Miss.; William F. Siebert, Jr., Naval 
Mobile Construction Battalion 4, Port 
Hueneme; David J. Smith, Naval 
Undersea Medical Institute; Michael A. 
Turner, Naval Aerospace Medical 
Institute; Mark J. Wagner, USS MARS 
(AFS-1); Susan J. Walker, USS AJAX 
(AR-6); Ronald J Williams. Naval 
Regional Medical Center, Camp 
Lejeune, N. C . and Dennis A Wilson. 

Those completing dental residencies 
and their new assignments are Lieute¬ 
nants Philip R Eckman, Naval Mobile 
(Continued to Page 5) 

Class of '82 graduates June 30 

Friday, June 25, 1 

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Fire danger seriou: 
now and for holid«> 

All of us are keenly aware 
tragic fires which have in pn 
seasons engulfed thousands 
acres of beautiful countrysiil 
killed wild and domestic anima 
and left numerous lovely hornet 

Fire Chief Bob Bobbitt of 
Oak Knoll Fire Department wa 
us that it is going to be a long, i 
summer here too and the ft 
danger this year is particulai 
high. The unusually heavy winl 
and spring rains, coupled with tj 
recent warm, dry weather, I 
raised the fire danger in the grat 
hills here to a critical level. Ev 
the smallest spark can set of 
major wild fire, and the ch) 
reminds us that every persor 
adult or child—must be extremt 
cautious in the use of fire or spar 
ing devices such as smoking, b,. 
becuing, mowing lawns, etc. 

"To make matters worse," I 
said, "The Independence Day h 
day is nearly here. Everyone 
reminded and cautioned that i 
use of fireworks is forbidden 
law in Alameda' County and 
Naval Regional Medical Cen' 
grounds. Even sparklers, whi 
are normally considered to i 
reasonably safe when the use 
supervised, create a very serit i 
problem. I urge all personnel a’ 
their families, whether living on 
off base, not to use even sparklr 
this year, but rather to enjoy t 1 
numerous professional fireworl 
displays offered to the public f, 
each year." 


Only cremated 
remains accepts 

The newly-appointed director of ' 
Veterans Administration's Natic 
Cemetery Area Office here, James I 
Rankin, Jr., emphasized today that I 
two national cemeteries in the 8ay Ai 
were reopened June 1 for cremai 
remains only, not casketed remains 

Rankin said he wanted to clar 
some confusion that evidently exi 
regarding the opening June 1 of f 
two Bay Area national cemeteries i 
the burial of cremated remains. 

He said the VA's new program tif 
went into effect immediately afl 
Memorial Day, calls for the creation 
garden niches to provide for the di 
nified use of land unsuitable for inter 
ment of casketed remains 

For example, he said, cremation ui 
will be interred in land, such as on h| 
or along walkways, that he 
heretofore, been unused in our natioi 

The San Francisco National Cem 
tery, located in the Presidio, w 
opened for the cremated remains 
approximately 5,000; the Golden Gh 
N ational Cemetery, located in neari 
San Bruno, for the cremated remains 
approximately 20,000 

Shark hunt nets po* 

The Tiburon is a warm-water sh 
that gobbles down everything in sit 
It is also the code name for an ope 
tion conducted by the Coast Guat 
Drug Enforcement Administratic 
Customs Service and others in 
cooperative effort to clamp down 
pot smuggling into the United State 

And a highly successful effor - 
was. In the 14-month period ending 
December, the Coast Guard seized tj 
vessels, arrested 495 crew membo 
and confiscated more than 1 7 milli 
pounds of marijuana. 


Page 5 

June 25. 1982 

.»dical center contributes 
5,099 to Navy Relief 

i dbutions totaling more than 
0 have been collected as this 
; avy Relief Society drive winds 
I ;e, according to a report sub- 
I y LCDR R Kirk Ridgeway, cam- 
i lairman 

e contest among the keyper- 
ollectmg the most individual 
ns. HN Barbara Miller of the 
eck was the most successful, 
i in order by HMCS Eddie B - 
Clinical Investigation Center 
* .emary Nichols, Seventh Oeck; 

. aid Abad, Special Services 
! Yilliam Smith. Pharmacy; LT 
Dble Radiology. HM3 Charles 
Ninth Deck HM2 Donald 
Radiology, LCDR Mike Wilson 
Service and LT Frank Hall, 
ory Miller won a $50 reward. 
»n a 96-hour libert\ and Nichols 
our liberty 

i sales conducted by Outpatient 
nent, Nursing Administration, 
ng Rcom and Fifth. Seventh, 
and Ninth Decks raised more 
I 500, while the Mexican Fiesta 
ed by Staff Education and 
g netted more than $200 

Nearly $400 went to the cause from 
softball games more than $200 from 
the Sixth Deck-Operating Management 
Car Wash; nearly $400 from the raf¬ 
fle. more than $700 from the flower 
sale; $40 from the photo sale; more 
than $250 from the Bedpan Fun Run; 
$52 from an ENT-Housekeeping 
basketball challenge, and $19 from an 
arm wrestling challenge between LCDR 
0 T Watkins of Occupational Therapy 
3nd HN Mark Forrest of Psychiatry 

Special thanks go to Alameda Coast 
Guard Federal Credit Union who con¬ 
tributed $25 towards first place 
keyperson prize plus special checking 
account services; Bob Parker for provi¬ 
sions of free keg of beer at MSC/ 
Chiefs baseball game; and to all 
keypersons as well as HM1 Joyce Bur¬ 
ris of Physical Therapy, CDR Stan 
Bagbey of Nursing Service. LTJG Bob 
Owen. Military Manpower; LT Faith 
Weber. Food Service; LT Bob Burg, 
Operating Management, and ENS Kaki 
Douglass of Physical Therapy, all who 
worked hard to make this drive suc¬ 

lian Advisory Board elects officers 

*rt Thompson of Supply Service 
Jjnette Morgan secretary to the 
5 if Medicine, have been elected 
mt and secretary, respectively, 
; newly established Civilian Per- 
Advisory Board Beverly Billman 
Alameda Branch Clinic will serve 
mate secretary in Jeanette's 
;e and Betty Anderson of 
, tory Service will work in an 
ry capacity with President 

The officers were elected for a one- 
year term during a June 8 meeting of 
the board 

The group will next meet on July 8 

One-stop plan 
for travel needs 
now being tested 

k Knoll history 

9 age 1) 

i specialties approved by the 
an College of Surgeons and, in 
-tion with health care delivery, 
:ts clinical research in areas hav- 
ticular impact on the population 
s The center is recognized and 
ted by the Joint Commission on 
iditation of Hospitals, the 
can Medical Association, the 
:an Hospital Association, the 
■ 'art Dental Association, the 
: 3n College of Physicians, Col- 
jf American Pathologists, 
an Association of 8lood Banks, 
ie liaison committee of five 
.sional organizations whose 
*rs have reviewed and certified 
r residency programs in 

3 its commissioning 40 years 
his hospital's commanding 
» have been CAPT F E. Porter, 
r. R Hook, CAPT A H Dearing, 

C A Broaddus, CAPT S S 
CAPT J N C Gordon, RADM 
Bradley, RADM J. Q. Owsley. 

1 T G Hays RADM CL 
vs. RADM H J Cokely, RADM 
rons. CAPT G. M Ricketson. 

I H P Mahin, RADM R E 
t RADMH.A Sparks and RADM 

18th commanding officer will 
’e command on July 30 when 
Lonergan is scheduled to retire 

iss of '82— 

Page 4) 

ruction Battalion 74. Michael J 
ch. Naval Support Forces, 
:tica, Shirley A Nylund. Naval 
nal Dental Center. Yokosuka, 
n, Robert S Rolley. USS 
YEPORT ILPD-12), and Carl K 
irs, Jr. Branch Clime, Iwakuni 

In a move to cut travel costs, the 
Department of Defense is considering 
proposals from the travel industry to 
consolidate travel needs in central loca¬ 

The one-stop-shopping plan, 
already in use by corporations, covers 
ticket reservations and deliveries, car 
rentals, hotel reservations and printed 
travel itineraries. 

According to the Military Traffic 
Management Command, the govern¬ 
ment will pay lower prices to carriers, 
car rental agencies and motel/hotel 
operators. A contractor performing this 
service would be paid by commissions 
and defrayed operating costs 

Under a one-year pilot program, 
DoD has selected three sites for testing 
the plan Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; 
the Manne Corps Base at Quantico, 
Va ; and the Army’s Tank Automotive 
Command in Warren, Mich. 

New rail gun fires 
10,000 mph shot 

A new launching system being 
developed by Westinghouse under 
contract to the Department is expected 
to fire projectiles at more than 10 times 
the speed of sound. The launcher uses 
electromagnetic force to propel the 
projectile between two parallel rails. 

In its first full-power test, the 
launcher propelled a 10-ounce projec¬ 
tile made of copper and plastic almost 
10,000 miles per hour, penetrating a 
ane-quarter-inch thick steel plate. 

Defense applications in the 1990s 
could include electromagnetic guns 
able to fire shells that pierce armor 
which stands up to present munitions, 
and launch systems for aircraft. 

Other applications of pulsed 
electromagnetic technology include fir¬ 
ing pellets with enough mass and 
velocity to create nuclear fusion energy 
and new metal-forming processes. 

"Mike" Masked assumed command 
of the Navy Public Works Center, 
San Francisco Bay, on June 11 from 
CAPT David E. Bottorff who was 
transferred to becoming Command¬ 
ing Officer of the Southern Division, 
Naval Facilities Engineering Com¬ 
mand, Charleston, S. C. CAPT 
Masked, who holds a master's 
degree in civil engineering, will be 
responsible for managing a $90 mil- 
lion-a-year Navy business. The 
center, located on Oakland Army 
Base, provides public works, hous¬ 
ing, utilities, transportation, 
engineering and other support to 
major military activities (including 
Naval Regional Medical Center Oak¬ 
land) and Navy ships in the Bay Area. 

BOARD MEMBERS —Quentin Moore (left) of Housekeeping and Elias Sellars of 
Transportation are both members of the newly established Civilian Personnel 
Advisory Board. 


A quick look _ 

at recent health care 
developments _ 

The injuries suffered by amateur athletes have been charted by the sports in¬ 
jury clinic at Lenox Hill Hospital and they've come up with their top 10 hit list, 
which was published in Therapaeia. At the head of the list is jogging, which 
accounts for 35.2 percent of the injuries. Racquet sports, 12.4 percent, basket¬ 
ball, 10.5 percent. The rest of the top 10 in terms of causing injuries are ballet/ 
dancing, football, snow skiing, weight lifting, baseball, martial arts and soccer. The 
most commonly injured areas of the body are knee (45.5 percent), ankle (9 8 per¬ 
cent) and shoulder (7.7 percent) Sports physicians emphasize the need for periodic 
stretching, especially for the aged athlete before he or she tries to swing a golf club 
or racquet. Physicians have also found that joggers tend to shorten their strides 

when they get tired, thus opening themselves to the possibility of injury. 

• • • 

The survival rate for the 10 most common cancers showed marked improve¬ 
ment from 1969 to 1979, according to an analysis of 468,288 patients by the 
American College of Surgeons. The changes reported in five-year survival rates for 
some common cancers were; Breast cancer, 73 percent survival, up from 65 percent 
in 1969; lung cancer, 11 percent, up from nine percent; cancer of the colon, 50 per¬ 
cent, from 46 percent; prostrate cancer, 68 percent from 57 percent; uterine 
cancer, 84 percent from 75 percent. The five-year survival rate for patients with 

Hodgkin's disease rose to 72 percent from 54 percent. 

• • • 

Brooke Shields must have blood pressure bordering on the comatose, if a social 
scientist at Johns Hopkins University is to be believed. He found that "unattrac¬ 
tive" teenage girls tend to have higher blood pressure than attractive girls. His 
research found that there is no such correlation between blood pressure and teenage 
boys' looks, or in adult men and women. According to the researcher the stress of 
physical appearance abates with maturity 

Current Oak Knoll job openings 

Job Title, Grade 
Medical Record Technician 

Secretary (Typing) 


Lead Medical Record Technician 

Supervisory Computer Operator 

Patient Affairs 


Patient Affairs 

Management Information 

Closing Date 
June 28, 1982 

June 28. 1982 

June 28, 1982 

June 29. 1982 

Contact Civilian Personnel Service. Ext. 2116, for further information — 
Christine Lessler for Computer Operator position, Maurine Tinsley for all 

Page 6 


Friday, June 25. ' 

HEART-TO-HEART—In a symbolic transfer of responsibility. Commander Roger 
E. Vielbig (right), passes the model of a heart to Commander Richard P. Umfried, 
III. who relieved him as Chief of Cardiology here. Dr. Vielbig, released from 
active duty, will enter private practice in the Pacific Northwest. 

Research on alcohol and stress— 

getting tight can 

Will a few drinks relieve that tension 
you built up today? Maybe it was a 
hard day at the motor pool or the firing 
range, or maybe the captain jumped all 
over you for that overdue report. If a 
few drinks will help loosen you up, will 
^ few more be even better? 

Not so, according to a Rutgers 
University researcher, who found that 
heavy drinking by a person under stress 
can increase, rather than lower, the 
tension level. 

The researcher. Dr. Larissa 
Pohorecky, says that heavy drinking 
can cause the body to increase its pro¬ 
duction of fatty acids and the stress 
hormone corticosterone. 

"When levels of these two subs¬ 
tances are increased, so is stress," 

Navy helps curb 

The guided missile destoyer USS 
FARRAGUT (DDG 37), recently towed 
two vessels seized by the U. S. Coast 
Guard into San Juan, Puerto Rico, with 
their crews under guard, marking the 
first time that a Navy ship has taken an 
active role in law enforcement and 
interdiction of drug smuggling in the 

The assistance was repeated June 
10 when the ocean minesweeper USS 
FIDELITY (MSO 443) escorted the fish¬ 
ing vessel "YVETTE" into Key West, 

FARRAGUT, commanded by CDR 
Stephen A. Jaracki, was on routine 
operations in the Caribbean when 
asked for assistance by Coast Guard 
officials. The U. S Coast Guard Cut¬ 
ters BIBB (WHEC 31) and INGHAM 
(WHEC 35) rendezvoused with FAR¬ 
RAGUT June 3 Each cutter transferred 
a captured drug-smuggling vessel and 
crew to the Norfolk-based destroyer 
for transport to San Juan. Coast Guard 
personnel from each cutter also 
embarked in FARRAGUT to guard the 
prisoners and to retain custody of the 
seized boats and their contraband 
cargos. During the tow transfer and 
while enroute to San Juan, FARRAGUT 
displayed the Coast Guard ensign from 
a yardarm halyard 

One of the captured vessels, the 
merchant ship "RIO PANUCO," was 
seized by the cutter INGHAM based on 
information provided by the destroyer 
Officer of the Deck identified the RIO 
PANUSO as a "suspect vessel" which 

tighten you up 

says Dr. Pohorecky. "We have found 
that a small amount of alcohol will 
reduce their levels; however, continued 
drinking will reverse this, increasing the 
levels of the substances and the stress 
load on the body. 

"Exactly why this happens has yet 
to be learned," she continued, "but we 
do know that people who drink while 
under stress will feel better if they drink 
smaller amounts of alcohol and drink 

The research, funded by a grant 
from the National Institute on Alcohol 
Abuse and Alcoholism, is one of only a 
few such studies currently examining 
the effects of alcohol on people under 

drug traffic 

conformed to the Coast Guard's pub¬ 
lished profile of typical smuggling 
ships CONOLLY reported the ship's 
position by message to the Coast 
Guard, which halted the craft, finding 
more than 50 tons of marijuana 
onboard. The seizure is the second 
largest in the history of drug interdic¬ 
tion efforts. 

Coast Guard officials commended 
CONOLLY for the "timely and 
thorough report" which enabled them 
to mobilize and intercept the RIO 

FIDELITY, Commanded by LCDR 
R S Rawls, was called upon to escort 
the YVETTE into port after the high 
endurance cutter DALLAS (WHEC 
71 6) boarded and seized the craft The 
fishing vessel steamed into Key West 
under the command of a U. S. Coast 
Guard officer with a Navy crew assist¬ 
ing The vessel's crewmembers were 
held prisoner by a U. S. Coast Guard 
detachment aboard FIDELITY. 

The expanded Navy participation in 
drug enforcement is a result of Presi¬ 
dent Reagan's commitment to 
strengthen drug interdiction efforts 
throughout South Florida It is expected 
that providing towing and prisoner 
transport services for U. S. Coast 
Guard units will enable those Coast 
Guard units to remain at sea, in position 
to intercept suspected smugglers, for 
longer periods of time. Navy assistance 
has also included patrols by E-2B and 
E-2C "Hawkeye" airborne early-warn¬ 
ing aircraft to detect drug smuggling 

Light weight gain said OK 
for those who stop smokini 

One thing that discourages some 
people from quitting smoking is fear of 
gaining weight. The evidence shows 
that some smokers will show a gain 
after quitting, but now medical 
researchers are saying that's OK —you 
will still come out ahead from a health 
and fitness standpoint. 

About one third of those who quit 
smoking gain weight. Another third 
show no change, and the remaining 
third actually lose weight because they 
follow a combined exercise and diet 

Even if you're one of those who tend 
to gain weight after quitting, you will 
show a net plus in physical condition if 
you're successful in kicking the habit. 
According to the National Center 
Institute, the average person would 
have to gain more than 70 pounds to 
offset the health benefits of not smok¬ 

Recent statistics show over 36 mil¬ 
lion Americans have stopped smoking. 

It takes determination and may mv 
more than one attemot but it has t 
found that those v».io quit can re 
lung function and. after a perioi 
time, the risks of smoke-related 
eases diminish, 

Physicians urge smokers to con 
these risks that go with smoking: 

All smokers develop emphysem 
some degree and have a significant) 
of developing lung cancer, cance 
the larynx, lip. mouth, pancreas 
bladder. Smokers are also three ti 
likely to die of a heart attack 

Women smokers not only enda» 
their own health but. if pregnant, . 
put their baby's health on the line. T 
are twice as likely as nonsmoken 
have miscarriages and they give t 
to 55 percent more deformed bat 
Infants whose mothers smoke are 
more likely to be admitted to 
hospital during the first year of 
usually with pneumonia or bronch 

Coming down hard on drugs 

The Department of Defense plans to 
toughen its stance on drug and alcohol 
abuse. This was emphasized by Dr 
John H Johns, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of Defense (Drug and 
Alcohol Abuse Prevention), in a state¬ 
ment before the House Appropriations 
Committee recently. 

Dr Johns reported that the Depart¬ 
ment of Defense has made considera¬ 
ble progress in reducing the abuse of 
most drugs. But the abuse of alcohol 
and cannabis (marijuana) remains 
about the same. 

"Coping with cannabis and alcohol 
abuse will be difficult," he said, 
"because of the nature of the problem 
with these drugs. Abuse is largely 
associated with the transition from 
adolescence to mature adulthood Both 
substances are viewed in a similar vein 
by young people. Our tough punitive 
measures must be accompanied by a 
long-term, systematic effort to change 
attitudes toward these two subs¬ 

Dr. Johns further noted that DoD's 
past efforts in reducing drug abuse 
have been hampered by two significant 

The first was a court decision limit¬ 
ing the action that could be taken 

based on urinalysis results. Second 
the lack of reliable test equipment 
detecting cannibis use thrc 
urinalysis. Both these obstacles i 
now been removed. 

With legal authority to use urinal 
results for punitive actions and 
ability to detect cannabis by urinal\ 
DoD has announced policy guida 
that gives commanders the tool, 
take a tough position on drug abut 

Drug abuse policy 
to include civilian 

Secretary of the Navy John Lehn 
has issued instructions which amp 
established Navy Department policy 
drug abuse to include civilian pers 

ALNAV 73/82, dated June 
describes "measures to be taker 
with regard to civilian employe 
including non-approriated fu 
employees, and by contr« 
employees, to eliminate the effects 
drug offenses on the reliability i 
readiness of the naval personnel s 
naval units.” 

“ft’s not that we don't need you , 
Albert . . . . it’s just that we don't 
want any pot heads in this 

'riday. June 25. 1982 


Page 7 

i Alaskan visits for training 

Otolaryngology Service hosted a 
isitor from a distant state during the 
^ iveek of June 7-11. in the person of 
1r Jess Gunlik, an affable, handsome, 
ull-blooded Eskimo who came to 
Javal Regional Medical Center Oakland 
L o learn more about audiometries. 

Gunlik, an employee of the Yukon- 
i uskokwim Health Corporation who 
orks as an assistant to a physician's 
ssistant audiologist under contract 
/ith the Indian Health Service, is from 
lethel. Alaska, a fishing village of 
bout 4,000 persons located in the 
outhwest approximately 400 miles 
* -om Anchorage. 

He travels via small aircraft to 48 
• mote villages of the Bethel Service 
nt Hospital from September to May, 
^plaining that during those cold 
lonths, the school kids are not in fish 
amps and the men are home from the 
1 anneries During the summer he and 
other health team members work in 
ie Bethel office, catching up on paper¬ 
work and seeing referrals of patients of 
iil ages from health aides, public health 
ifficials, and even school teachers. 

We see quite a bit of chronic air 
disease in the ears of the people." he 
said, adding that he personally believes 
environmental factors or possible die¬ 
tary deficiencies may be responsible 
Originally from Kipnuk. a small set¬ 
tlement also in Southwest Alaska, he 
attended public schools in Bethel and 
one year at a trade school in Madera, 
Calif Returning to Alaska in 1969, he 
joined the Alaska Army National Guard 
and served as a corpsman after com¬ 
pleting Clinical Specialist School at Ft 
Lewis, Wash. 

Gunlik is married and the father of 
three boys and a girl ranging in age 
from one to 1 2 "We're all Yupiks (full- 
blooded Eskimos)," he said proudly. 

On the day that we talked to him, 
the temperature was about 70 
degrees, but he said the heat bothered 
him and he was anxious to return home 
to do some salmon fishing and dry the 
meat in strips to sustain his family 
throughout the winter 

"People here have been so 
friendly. .. but I really don't like big 
cities," he confessed 

4 teba Carruthers retires 

"There were more beautiful days 
than bad," said Reba 0 Carruthers as 
she retired June 11 after 1 7 years at 
Oak Knoll, most of them spent as a 
licensed vocational nurse in the 
hospital nursery Four additional years 
of federal employment were at the VA 
Hospital in Seattle. 

"I've worked so long —it's time to 
quit." she commented, explaining that 
she would work longer but medical 
problems preclude it. 

Born in Linden, Texas, and reared in 
Texarkana, Mrs. Carruthers took 
nurses's training in Seattle. She will 
return to that city to visit friends for 
four months, then return to her Oak¬ 
land home and work two days a week 
from a nursing registry. 

In her free time she will continue 
with her sewing and church projects. 

Mrs. Carruthers has a married son 
who also lives in Oakland. The nurse is 
grandmother to four 

ixecutive secretaries 
neet monthly for lunch 



: Thirty-three Oak Knoll secretaries 
5 i £ meeting informally once a month 
lunch to get better acquainted 
The idea originated in April 1981 
• ith Mary Takai. Secretary to the 
rector of Clinical Services, when she 
' ! irned that many of the secretaries to 
> efs of Service knew each other only 
voices over the phone 
J The group is informal, with no 
1 1 icers Each month the activity is 
inned by two members, on a rotating 
sis They usually meet in the 
fficers' Club or Porthole On June 8, 
jwever, they decided to have a picnic 
the recreation area on base Kay 
.'heatley and Marcia Lucas planned 

the affair and reportedly did a great job. 

In addition to those mentioned, the 
group is comprised of Vicky 
Armstrong. Blanche Bingham, Maureen 
Cammack, Jean Chambliss. Norma 
Compton, Ramona Dodds, Lisa Gabut, 
Betty Harrison, Sue Holm. Mary Ann 
Hopper, Jewel Hopson, Edna Hudson, 
Celeste Hunter, Karis Jackson, Sara 
Lou Knight, Helen Koetitz. Dorothy 
Laurence, Marge Lesage, Jane Lippin- 
cott. Mary Lyle, Marion Mooney, 
Jeanette Morgan, Joan Payne, Marge 
Ritchie. Susan Stark, Delma Shanahan, 
Gertrude Silva, Alice Small and Laverne 

'orpsman aids stricken seaman 

The destroyer USS PETERSON (DD- 
39) responded to a medical distress 
iill May 23, providing emergency 
satment to a 23-year-old American 
i archant seaman stricken with an 
i ute viral infection. The seaman, a 
lawmember of the offshore supply 
ssel NORTHROP TIDE, was suffering 
uin and severe swelling as a result of 
e infection. / 

The U S. Coast Guard directed 
osition, whereupon the destoyer's 

corpsman, HM1 Jack Witzenfeld, was 
transferred to the merchant supply ship 
by motor whaleboat. Witzenfeld 
quickly stabilized the man's condition, 
allowing him to remain aboard NORTH¬ 
ROP TIDE for transportation to Martini¬ 
que and further medical treatment. 
PETERSON then resumed its transit to 
Plymouth, Monserrat. 

PETERSON, Commanded by CAPT 
G. M Grunwald. is homeported in Nor¬ 
folk. Va. 

BRIEFING —Jess Gunlik of Bethel, Alaska, is briefed on the operation of medi¬ 
cal equipment used in the Oak Knoll Otolaryngology Service by Captain C. Gor¬ 
don Strom, 

TESTING—The Alaskan health technician conducts a hearing test as part of the 
audiology training he received during his recent visit to the medical center. 

Two complete X-ray training 

Certificates accrediting them as X- 
Ray Technicians were given June 9 to 
Johnette Wilson and Rick Newkirk, 
who completed one year of training at 
Naval Regional Medical Center Oakland 
and Merritt College. 

Twenty hours a week were spent at 
Oak Knoll for the first half of the year 
with didactics being done at Merritt 
College During the second half of the 
year the students spend 40 hours a 

week at the hospital. 

Hospital Corps Chief Cris R De 
Rosas, the program director, said the 
students get a well-rounded education 
in Radiology because we have such a 
busy and varied department here. "The 
students get to spend time in all phases 
of the department from the front desk 
to the working of many of the different 
X-ray machines," he said. 

STUDIES COMPLETE —Rick Newkirk and Johnette Wilson, Merritt College stu¬ 
dents, receive certificates as qualified X-ray technicians from Rear Admiral 
Walter M. Lonergan, NRMC Oakland commanding officer. The students spent a 
year in supervised on-the-job training at the medical center in addition to 
classroom instruction at Merritt. 

Page 8 


Friday, June 25, 198 

COMMISSIONED —New Medical Service Corps Ensign Mu Dow waits 
patiently as Captain John Lucas (left) and Commander Noel Hyde, both from 
Pharmacy Service, attach her first shoulder boards. 



David Lankford, Housekeeping Service. 


MMC Richard Spencer, Public Works. 
CDR Roger Vielbig, Medical Service 
CAPT Paul Regan, Dental Service 


HM3 Alvin Drakeford 
LCDR Arie Maman 
HM3 Paul Nichols 


HM2 Stephen Stroud 
HM2 Katherine McClure 
HM2 Jeffery Bodson 
HM2 Joanne Doyle 
HM3 Joseph Gallagher 
HM3 Richard Williams 
HM3 Vannessah Walker 
HM3 Donald Parker 
DN Adrian Brown 
DT2 Alejardo Delacruz 
HM3 James Vishoot 
HM2 Sherman Lynch 
GMG1 Reginald Day 
HM2 Amy Hirschinger 

HM2 Librado Verano 
HM2 Michael Keller 


Millie Lumley, CHAMPUS Office 


GMG1 Reginald Day 

HM3 Atkinson praised 

CAPT Robert B Watts, Command¬ 
ing Officer, Naval Air Station, North 
Island, San Diego, has written this 
command applauding the conduct of 
Petty Officer Stephanie Atkinson while 
she was a member of the 1982 
Women's All-Navy Basketball Team 
The training camp was hosted by NAS 
North Island. 

CAPT Watts said HM3 Atkinson 
"was a superb representative of your 
command and of the Navy —both on 
and off of the basketball court." 

Stephanie is assigned to Patient 
Affairs Service She was the NRMC 
Oakland Sailor of the Month last Sep¬ 

j Career Capsules \ 

Budget process delays benefits 

Implementation of several new travel allowances approved by Congress last year 
has been delayed, because funds have not yet been made available 
The benefits affected by the delay include: 

-temporary lodging expenses (TLE) four days reimbursement for living 
expenses incurred by Navy members and their families while on permanent change 
of station moves within the continental United States. 

-•funded emergency leave, which would provide funded commercial transporta¬ 
tion for members and dependents stationed overseas when government transporta¬ 
tion is not available. 

-funded environmental leave, which would provide funded transportation for 
environmental and morale leave for members and dependents stationed at remote 
duty stations. 

- non-temporary storage of household goods for ship or unit deployments 
when the member is assigned temporary duty or deployed in excess of 90 days 
-temporary storage of household goods in excess of 180 days when a member 
is unable to accept delivery because of deployment 

The Navy has requested supplemental funding from Congress for the TLE 
program and has submitted reprogramming requests to fund the remaining 
programs. Under the federal budget process, implementation plans and program 
funding must again be approved by Congress 

All armed services have been affected by this process Navy officials emphasize 
that all affected benefits have been authorized and should eventually become effec¬ 
tive Current estimates are that implementation plans and funding will be approved 
late this summer (CHINFO) 

Pharmacy technician commissionei 

Ncwly-commissioned Medical Ser¬ 
vice Corps Ensign Mu Ying Dow is to be 
assigned as a Pharmacy Officer at 
Lafayette River Branch Clinic, Norfolk, 

The former Hospital Corpsman 
Second Class took the officer's oath on 
June 7 from Captain J R Lucas, Chief 
of Pharmacy Service at Naval Regional 
Medical Center Oakland where Miss 
Dow has been assigned for a little more 
than two years. 

"I am grateful for my fellow 
workers' support which enabled me to 
achieve this honor," she said. "As one 
of four female pharmacy officers in the 
Navy, I hope to see the role of women 
expanded in this area I feel that the 

Navy offers an excellent opportune 
for women to realize their career goal 
m a supportive atmosphere." 

The daughter of Harry H. Dow an 
the late Louise S Dow of Bostor 
Ensign Dow earned a bachelor o 
science in pharmacy from Northeasteri 
University in her hometown 

Following boot camp at Orlando, Fl« 
and Corps School at Great Lakes, III 
she was assigned to Oakland. 

She is a member of the third plac* 
team in the Tuesday night mixed bowl’ 
ing league here and was voted thu 
most improved player. 1981-82 
Her other off-duty interests are hor 
seback nding, tennis, aerobics, dancing 
and reading 

Comings and Goings 

"Fair winds and following seas" 

to the following personnel who have 
recently departed this command. 

CDR Roger Vielbig, Medical Corps, 
released from active duty 

HN Keith D Session, 3rd Marine 
Division, FMFPAC, Okinawa. Japan 
LT Mary Hartman. Medical Corps, 
released from active duty 

HM3 Joseph Alto. NSHS, San Diego. 

HN Gregory Marlatt, 2nd Marine 
Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif 

HM1 Clifford Stone, Naval Food 
Management Team, San Diego 

CW02 Charles Lesher, Moffett Field 
Branch Clinic. 

MSI Ricardo Delacruz, USS HEC¬ 
TOR (AR-7), homeported at Oakland. 

HN Rex Lippold, 1 st Marine Division, 
FMFPAC. Camp Pendleton. 

LTJG Julie Ann Wierzbowski. Nurse 
Corps, released from active duty. 

HN Randall Shovall, 1st Marine Divi¬ 
sion. Camp Pendleton. 

HN Madison McGuire. 3rd FSSG. 

HN Howard Hill. 1st FSSG, Camp 

HN Toren Brown, 1st Marine Divi¬ 
sion, Camp Pendleton. 

LCDR Arie Maman, Medical Corps, 
released from active duty. 

HM2 Laura Christensen, released 
from active duty 

CAPT Paul F Regan, Naval Regional 
Dental Center. Newport, R. I. 

HN Daniel Daniels, 3rd Marine Divi¬ 
sion, Okinawa 

HM3 Paul Nichols, NSHS, Bethesda, 

HM3 Caryl Ward, NSHS. Bethesda. 
LCDR Victoria Monroe, NRMC Camp 

LT John Schliefer. Wright-Patterson 
Air Force Base, Ohio 

HN Manuel Cheo, 3rd Marine Divi¬ 
sion. Camp Lejeune, N C 

HN Gregory Tucker, 1st Marine Divi¬ 
sion, FMFPAC. Camp Pendleton 

OM3 Steven Fiscus. USS PROTEUS 
(AS-19), homeported in Guam 

HN Barbara Gilhousin, released from 
active duty 

HM2 Richard Rudowski, released 
from active duty 

HM3 Jon Junker. USS DULUTH 

HM3 Roland Phillips, Det. B. 1st 
FSSG. FMFPAC, El Toro, Calif. 

HN Mildred Olsen, released from 
active duty 

HN David Duke, 1st Marine Division. 
Camp Pendleton 

HM2 Merito Espinosa, released from 
active duty 

HA Paul Reid. 3rd FSSG. FMFPAC. 

LCDR Eileen Meriwether, released 
from active duty 

HA Sharon Abel, NRMC 
Portsmouth, Va. 

HN Mark Horton, NRMC Naples. 

HM3 Mark MacFadzen, Naval Sta¬ 
tion Keflavik Iceland 

HM3 James Ceely, Det A.. 3rd 

HN Norman Cooper, released fror- 

active duty 

HA Rochelle Jackson Alameda 
Branch Clinic. 

HM3 Barbara Butler, NRMC, 
Yokosuka, Japan 

HA Gloria Stewart. Treasure Islam 
Branch Clinic. 

HA Henry Starr, Naval Hospital, Che¬ 
rry Point, N. C 

.« . 

"Welcome aboard" to newly 

HM3 Thomas Petrilak, PMT School 
HM3 Mitchell McNair, PMT School. 
HM3 Julie Ullrich. PMT School. 

HM3 Laurence Picket, X-ray School 
HM3 Paul Jackson, PMT School. 
HM3 Terrell Perkins, PMT School 
LCDR Robert Evans, MC, Treasure 
Island Branch Clinic. 

CDR Melvin Britton, MC. ACDUTRA 
ENS James Blair, Clinical Clerk 
ENS Lisa Richter, MSC Laboratory 
HM3 Jon Bangs, PMT School 
HR Thomas Neubauer, ER PCC. 

HM1 Michael Roach, PMT School. 
HM3 Deborah Schafer, PMT School 
HM2 Blaise Fossum, PMT School 
HM3 Vicki Zeller, PMT School. 

HA Carl Mayberry. X-Ray School 
DTP1 Steven Anderson, Dental Ser * 

HM3 Michael Duncan, PMT School 
HM2 Nestor Feliciano, PMT School 
HM2 Aurelio Picait, PMT School 
CDR Jayne Jacobson, Nursing Ser¬ 
vice (Staff Education) 

HR Sarah Bums. Nursing Service 
HA Valerie Castro, Nursing Service 
HM3 Michele Lewandowski. PT OT 
HM1 Robert Gurney. PMT School. 
HM1 Gerald Jackson. Car¬ 
diopulmonary Lab. 

HN Julie Dryer. OR School. 

LT Steven Carlton. OB GYN. 

LTJG Debra Carlton, Nursing Ser¬ 

DTC Don Adams, Dental Service. 

SA Don Rickel, Ortho Clinic. 

ENS Anthony Jaime. Nursing Ser¬ 

LT Joseph Bermudez, Intern 

HN Janice Scott. OR School 
CAPT Charles Grier, Medical Servic*. 
Corps. ACDUTRA. 

CDR William Nevel. Medical Corps 

LCDR Carol Hinger. Nursing Service 
LT Norman Leslie, Chaplain Corps 

HMCS Ed Saxer, Supply Service. 

riday. June 25, 1982 


Page 9 

'■CHOLARSHIP WINNERS —These young men and women are being assisted in 
ollege study through scholarships awarded by the Naval Regional Medical 
tenter Officers' Auxiliary. They are (I to r) Cynthia Mangonon, Jennifer Zanzot, 
hannon Daugherty. Margaret Caldwell. Jim Flom and Suzanne Montoya. 

I Dancers wed 

Lisa Gabut, secretary to the Chief of 
‘reventive Medicine, became Mrs Ray 
Aguilar on June 19 when the couple 
xchanged wedding vows in the 
tecred Heart Church in Oakland. 

Ray. an accountant who works in 
.an Francisco, is a member of the 
ame group of Polynesian dancers that 
isa has been performing with for 
everal years. 

They are honeymooning in Hawaii. 

Children's classics 
o be offered here 

On Saturday, July 10, Special Ser- 
ices will start screening a series of 
lassical films for the weekly children's 
tatinee The series will continue for 26 
: 'eeks 

All of the films in this series will be 
G" rated (general subjects) and all will 
»e family-type movies. The first of the 
■eries will be "The Black Arrow," 
''Mowed by "The Connecticut 
ankee” and "Marco Polo" (animated 

Kopp, outgoing President of the 
Naval Regional Medical Center 
Officers' Auxiliary and wife of 
Lieutenant Commander James Kopp 
of Orthopedics, was selected as the 
club's "Woman of the Year" for her 
outstanding service. 

Courts uphold short cuts 

Here's fair warning don't yell at the 
Jostman for walking across the lawn 
mu just mowed, whether it be your 
*wn lawn or one belonging to a military 
•ost, camp or station. 

That's right: postmen can legally 
ake short cuts across your lawn to 
each your mailbox, and at least three 
ederal courts have affirmed the Postal 
Service regulation that is designed to 
Provide efficient mail delivery service. 

Both South Bend. Ind., and Youngs¬ 

town. Ohio have tested the regulation 
with local ordinances limiting where 
postal carriers can walk Federal judges 
in both cases found that the ordinances 
were in conflict with federal law and 

In the latest test, the Ninth Circuit 
Court of Appeals ruled that a similar 
Pittsburg, Calif., ordinance had already 
slowed mail deliveries and, because of 
overtime, led to higher costs. 

s ickup allowance on cars overseas 

Taking your wheels with you on an 
overseas tour? Military members on 
Permanent change of station orders are 
•Kjvv eligible for a one-way. 16-cents- 
*-mile allowance when delivering or 
Picking up a privately-owned vehicle 
v 0m an authorized shipping port 
The allowance, authorized by a 
JPcent amendment to the Joint Travel 
Regulation is payable only for the por- 
tion of travel with the vehicle to or 

from the port In other words, before 
you pick the vehicle up or after you 
drop it off. you are on your own, at your 
own expense 

Delivery and pickup can be 
accomplished by the member—either 
as a separate trip or concurrently with 
the move—or by the member's depen¬ 
dents or by anyone the member elects. 

For further information contact your 
transportation office. 

NEW OFFICERS—Three of the principal officers for the 1982-83 term of the 
medical center officers' auxiliary discuss plans for the coming year. They are (I 
to r): Nancy Upton, Treasurer; Beverly Roemer, President, and Deena Koenig, 
Vice President. Not pictured are Margie Holm, Corresponding Secretary, and 
Jackie Baker. Recording Secretary. 

Auxiliary bids farewell to departees, 
presents scholarships and awards 

The Naval Regional Medical Center 
Officers' Auxiliary held its farewell 
luncheon for departing members on 
June 9 in the Officers' Club, an occa¬ 
sion that also honored scholarship win¬ 
ners. introduced new club officers and 
the "Woman of the Year." and recog¬ 
nized four hospital staff civilians for 

Outgoing President Lesley Kopp was 
selected to receive the "Woman of the 
Year" award for her service to the ci ib 
She received an engraved personal pi a- 
que and her name has been added o 
the larger one on permanent display in 
the medical center administrative suite 

Gifts were presented to Rita 
Lonergan and Ursula Smyth, outgoing 
Honorary Auxiliary President and Vice 
President, respectively, whose hus¬ 
bands are leaving the command 

Scholarships of $750 each went to 
Jim Flom and Margaret Caldwell, while 
$200 scholarships were awarded 
Cynthia Mangonon. Suzanne Montoya, 
Jennifer Zanzot and Shannon 
Daugherty Jim will enter Stanford to 
study engineering (aerospace and aero¬ 
nautics) or biomedical. Margaret will 
attend Stanford Law School next fall 
after completing pre-law studies at 
Berkeley. Cynthia will study computer 
engineering at UC Berkeley, Suzanne 
medicine at the same university and at 
University of Pacific, while Jennifer will 
major in education at UC Santa Bar¬ 
bara, and Shannon will study electrical 
engineering at Purdue University 

New officers and chairpersons of 
the club for the 1982-83 term are: 
Beverly Roemer, President. Deena 
Koenig. Vice-President; Margie Holm, 
Corresponding Secretary, Jackie Baker. 
Recording Secretary, Nancy Upton. 
Treasurer, Shirley Golden, Roseann 
Tedesco and Mrs Kopp. Advisors; 
Mary Jo Mehlum and Liz Taylor, 
Program Chairpersons; Barbara 
Hamelberg. Fig/eaf Editor; Beth Hyder, 
Figleaf Circulation. Eileen Tomzak, 
Ways and Means; Roseanne Healy, 
Reservations. Becky Keck. Activities. 
Mrs. Kopp and Margaret Rocconi. Pub¬ 
licity; Nancy Hanning. Cookie Chairper¬ 
son; Diane Hinman, Intern Advisor. 
Marty Hamilton, Dental Corps Repre¬ 
sentative; Vivian Millard, Retired Per¬ 
sonnel Representative, and Mrs 
Tedesco. Scholarship Committee 

Certificates were awarded club 
members detaching from the com¬ 
mand and houseplants were presented 
to Mary Takai, Kris Clemens, Nancy 
Campulli and Betty Beck in appreciation 
for their support of club activities. 

Following the luncheon and presen¬ 

tations, Ellen Silge spoke on Bay Area 
family outings 

VA expands 

The Veterans Administration has 
expanded its mortgage guarantee 
program to include the Graduated-Pay¬ 
ment Mortgage (GPM) The loans will 
be made by commercial lending institu¬ 
tions, after review of the applicants' 
credit worthiness, with repayment 
guaranteed by the VA 

The GPM program is an addition to 
the VA's traditional fixed-rate, no¬ 
down payment mortgage guarantee 
offered eligible veterans 

Under a GPM, monthly payments 
start out lower than fixed-rate 
mortgages Part of the interest due on 
the loan is deferred each month and 
added to the balance of the loan Under 
a fixed-rate mortgage, principal and 
interest payments are identical for the 
life of the loan 

Only those GPM programs with 
annual 7 5 percent payment increases 
on the loan anniversary over a period of 
five years will be guaranteed by the VA 
After the fifth year, payments level off 
at a fixed amount At that point the 
GPM becomes like a fixed-rate 

The GPM guarantee program will 
require a down payment, unlike the 
fixed-rate guarantees This may be as 
low as 2 5 percent of the sale price or 
reasonable value of the property, 
whichever is lower 

More information may be obtained 
from the loan-guaranty division of the 
nearest VA Regional Office 

The following new additions to the 
military medical "family" have arrived 
at Naval Regional Medical Center Oak¬ 

A baby girl to Lieutenant Nelson 
Clark, Occupational Therapy, and his 
wife Kimberly, June 3 

A baby boy to Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class Angela M Nelson, ENT. and 
her husband Michael, June 6 

A baby boy to Hospital Corpsman 
Third Class David R Camlm, Mare 
Island Branch Clinic, and his wife 
Carole Lee. June 12 

Pago 10 


Friday. June 25. 1 

Chaplain's comer 

You + God = Majority 

By LT Jay L. Hoppus. CHC. USN 
Protestant Chaplain 

"Pray. Lord, how can I deliver Israel? 
Behold, my dan is the weakest in 
Manasseh, and / am the least in my 
family " Judges 6:1 5 

THE BULL PASSES —With her recent promotion to LTJG, Deborah Prekker of 
Laboratory Service passes the traditional bull to Ensign Mike Curran of Patient 
Affairs, who now becomes the "bull ensign" of the command. (LTJG Prekker. 
from her expression, seems glad to see the statue change hands). 

What to do 

If involved in government vehicle crash 

If you're driving a government vehi¬ 
cle and you have an accident, what 
should you do? 

According to transportation policy 
officials in the Pentagon, these are the 
steps to take. 

1. Stop immediately. 

2 Summon aid as appropriate and 
assist the injured, but do not move 
them unless it is essential for their pro¬ 

3 Warn other motorists of any 
existing highway hazards. During hours 
of darkness or poor visibility, use flares 
or reflectors. 

4. Do not express any opinions 
(either orally or in writing) to anyone at 
the accident scene Avoid talking to 
claimants or their agents concerning 
liability, investigation findings or the 
possibility of a claim approval. 

5. Complete SF-91 (Operator's 
Report of Motor Vehicle Accident). If 
because of injury or death, the driver 
cannot complete the form, the next 
senior person directly responsible for 
motor vehicle operations will complete 

6 Comply with state and local 
laws governing the reporting of vehicle 
accidents. Channel such reports to the 
appropriate claims officer so that the 
rights of the government will not be 
prejudiced by an admission of liability 
that might obligate the government. 

7. Stay at the accident scene until 
released by state law or proper 

8 Obtain clearance from the 
claims officer before delivery of any 
accident report to a third party, includ¬ 
ing state or local officials. Official acci¬ 
dent investigation reports are not to be 
made available to a claimant, or to any 
individual or representative of any non- 
DoD organization. 

9. Fill out DD Form 518 (Accident 
Identification Card) at the scene of the 
accident if possible. If not, do it as soon 
as possible and give it to people directly 
concerned The form provides people 
involved in the accident with the iden¬ 
tity of whoever is authorized to act on 

the matter 

10 Deliver the completed SF-91 to 
the motor transport officer. 

The regulation pertaining to all this is 
DoD 4500.36-R 

Computers can solve problems in 
minutes that would take individuals 
days and years to resolve. They work 
fine with figures and testable variables. 
But they are unable to compute the in¬ 
fluence of one factor which alters 
situations, defies mathematical and 
logical predictions, and brings success 
out of apparent failure. That factor is 
called faith. 

What would the computer say about 
a situation such as this? A nation of 
several million people had been sub¬ 
dued by a hostile invader. The con¬ 
quered Israelites had to hide out in 
caves and couldn't harvest a crop in 
seven years. Each planting was 
destroyed by the invaders and other 
hostile tribes surrounding them In this 
desperate situation, what would the 
computer recommend? 

Find a leader to lead a revolt? Store 
up a vast supply of munitions, rise up 
against the oppressor and defeat him 

Former PHS hospitals 
40-mile ruling applies 

CHAMPUS users who live within 40 
miles of one of the five Public Health 
Service (PHS) hospitals recently desig¬ 
nated for use by military personnel and 
their dependents should be aware that 
the CHAMPUS "40-mile rule" now 
applies to those facilities. 

The five hospitals, located in 
Baltimore, Md.. Boston, Mass., Nassau 
Bay, Texas, Seattle, Wash, and Staten 
Island, N. Y. now serve all eligible mili¬ 
tary personnel, retirees and their 

Eligible persons seeking non¬ 
emergency hospitalization (inpatient 
care) must first seek such care from 
one of these facilities if it is within 40 

miles of the patient's residence If the 
facility cannot provide the kind of care 
sought, the hospital administrator can 
provide a "certificate of non¬ 
availability." enabling the eligible 
CHAMPUS patient to turn to a civilian 
hospital for the required care. 

The hospitals were among 10 
former PHS facilities recently named to 
provide health care service to the mili¬ 
tary community. The other five were 
PHS outpatient clinics, which continue 
to provide the same services to mem¬ 
bers of the Uniformed Services 

Following is a list of the facilities, 
including their locations and new 

Former PHS Facility 

Current Name 


Baltimore, Maryland 

Wyman Park Health System 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Brighton Marine Public 

Health Center 

Nassau Bay, Texas 

Hospital of St. John 

Seattle, Washington 

Seattle Public Health Hospi¬ 

Staten Island, New York 

Bayley Seton Hospital 

Outpatient Clinics 

Cleveland, Ohio 

Lutheran Medical Center 

Galveston, Texas 

St. Mary’s Hospital 

Houston, Texas 

St. Joseph Ambulatory Care 


Port Arthur, Texas 

Family Practice Center of 

Port Arthur 

Portland, Maine 

Coastal Health Services 

by sheer force of numbers’ The lar 
Israel was without all of these and 
ble to launch an apparent su • 
attack against such a large en» 
Looking at the Old Testament sto* 
Judges, of 32,000 possible recruit 
an attack, 22,000 were coward** 
their own admission. And of 
10,000 remaining. 9,700 could 
pass a basic test of survival. So 
computer now has 300 left to v, 
with. And now a leader . ? Well, 
would suggest a farmer by the nan 
Gideon, a man of many doubts 
qualms (see my opening serif 
again), and a man of towe 

To these unpromrsing potentials 
these statements of God: "So r 
send you 7 " and "/ will be with y 
What would the computer say to a> 
this? Judges 6:11 through 7 23 i 
ries the total story. Gideon anc 
small number of 300 men, plus l 1 
trust and faith in God, routed 

That unknown factor, faith in (! 
when applied to our many problii 
and the "invasions of our lives," 
prove all human calculations wr. 
We can find and experience that 
person or a small number, plus ( 
equals a majority of enough strer 
and help for any situation in life 

Free counsel 
for widows 

The loss of a husband can 
devastating, and for some women | 
feeling of being unable to cope lasts I 
many months or even years The P 
chotherapy Center at UC-San Fi¬ 
asco's Langley Porter Psychiat 
Institute offers treatment for wido 
to help them work out their grief It 
adapt to a new life. 

A 12-week session of individ 
treatment or participation in a mut, 
help group is offered to women w 
have been widowed for a period of f<i 
months to Ihree years. The prograrr 
part of a three-year study of diffeni 
methods for helping widows to cc 
with bereavement The research 
psychiatrist Charles Marmar. MD, ai 
research specialist Nancy Wilner now 
in its final stages, so this is the 1*1 
opportunity for widows to participa 

There is no charge for the treatme 
In addition to attending therapy 
mutual help group sessions, t! 
women will be asked to participate 
evaluation interviews before and af 
the series of sessions. Confidents 
will be respected. 

For further information, contact G 
Krasner at 681 -8080 extension 513 
510, Monday through Friday, 8 a m 
5 pm 

ID renewal takes time for special dependents such as parents, adult children 

Getting an ID card for the spouse or 
children is, in most cases, relatively 
simple and takes little time Due to Pub¬ 
lic Law, however, there's a little more 
to getting ID cards for parents, parents- 
in-law and unmarried children over 21 
who are mentally or physically 
incapacitated or who are full-time stu¬ 

Basically, parents and parents-in- 
law must be dependent on the sponsor 

for over 50 percent of support and 
reside in a residence the sponsor pro¬ 
vides or maintains. 

For a child over 21 to be entitled to 
an ID card, the sponsor must be provid¬ 
ing over 50 percent support and the 
child must be: 

—incapable of self-support due to a 
condition which occurred or existed 
prior to the 21st birthday, or 

— not past his or her 23rd birthday 

and enrolled in a full-time course of 
study in an approved institution of 
higher learning 

For parents, parents-in-law and 
children over 21 to receive ID cards, a 
dependency determination must be 
accomplished on initial card issue and 
for each reissue A dependency deter¬ 
mination requires the sponsor to give 
detailed financial support information, 
student status information and, for an 

incapacitated child over 21, a curre 
doctor's statement 

Since eligibility verification iovolvi 
dependency determination requir 
more time, it is a good idea to conti 
your local personnel office at tec 
three months before you need the Cf 
or before the old one expires 

lav. June 25. 1982 


Page 11 

ireen, green grass of home 
lay be setting for tragedy 

3oy can you fly through that lawn 
e you've got the old power mower 
7 gmg awayl Besides, you've got to 
h in time for the ballgame. picnic or 
itever the family has planned. 

)r. maybe your youngster is mow- 
• the lawn now It's good training in 
ig their share, and it's good exer- 


lobody has catalogued what was in 
minds of the 70.000 adults and 
•ren injured last year by power 
ers. but the emergency room 
i>rds where they were treated con- 
i a grisly list of serious, sometimes 
manently maiming wounds. 

Among the most common incidents 
l; cut short someone's lawn mowing 
;iion—or somebody's day who was 
ring past an operating mower— 
e (1) Hands coming into contact 
i a rotating blade, (2) Getting hit by 
icts propelled by the mower. (3) 
rturning mowers (especially the rid- 
kind) and (4) Getting run over by a 
iiing mower 

lere are some common sense rules 
operating power mowers from the 
li Consumer Products Safety Com¬ 

-Never allow young children to 
rate power lawn mowers, and keep 
m away from the area when you are 

•rWear sturdy, rough-soled work 
.as and close-fitting slacks and 
s. Never operate the mower in bare 
. sandals or sneakers. 


saving plenty... 

vlth US. 

Savings Bonds 
hrough the 
‘ayroll Savings 

— Rake away wires, cans, rocks and 
twigs before you start mowing. 

—Never mow a wet lawn, becase 
you could slip and come in contact with 
the rotating blade. Also, the wet grass 
could clog the blades and tempt you to 
try to clear the machine without first 
turning it off. 

— Always turn off the mower and 
wait for the mowing parts to stop 
before you leave it 

—Always turn off the machine and 
disconnect the spark plug wire or the 
electric plug when you need to unclog 
or adjust the machine If you don't, a 
slight touch of the blade could trigger it 
to complete a full rotation, with deadly 

— Mow across the slope when using 
a hand (walk-behind) mower. With a 
riding mower, however, drive up and 
down the slope for stability. 

— Never go into reverse without 
looking behind you —some of the most 
serious mower accidents involve back¬ 
ing into children. 

— When using an electric mower, be 
careful not to run over the cord or 
entangle it in the blades. Start mowing 
the grass nearest to the electrical outlet 
and gradually move out. 

—Wait for at least one-half minute 
after shutting off the engine to be cer¬ 
tain the blades have stopped. 

— Push —don't pull—a hand mower. 

— Never remove the safety shield or 
any other safety devices on a lawn 

— Never refuel a mower while it is 
running nor while the engine is hot. 

— Never refuel a mower indoors; 
unseen vapors may be ignited by a 

— Start the mower outdoors, not in a 
garage or basement where carbon 
monoxide gas can collect. 

— Don't smoke around the mower or 
gasoline storage can; gasoline fumes 
can easily ignite. 

— Keep children away from the 
machines and the gasoline. 

— Read the owner's manual and pay 
attention to its recommendations 
before each use of the mower. 

Aging problem? 
Call for help 

At first thought, the problem of 
aging does not seem to pertain to the 
military family, since military people 
usually retire 'from active duty at 
relatively y