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Squeaky cleanAirman Dennis Baez washes a window on the island aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Austin Rooney
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The Shuttle is published and printed daily underway and weekly in port by the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Media Department, FPO AE 09543-2810. This newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Please direct all story ideas, questions and comments to MC3 Peter Melkus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Public Affairs OfficerLt. Cmdr. Sarah T. Self-Kyler
Command Master ChiefCMDCM (AW/SW) Keith G. Oxley
Executive OfficerCapt. Ryan Scholl
Commanding OfficerCapt. Dee L. Mewbourne
EditorMC3 Peter D. Melkus
Save $$$ on deployment Dont confuse the Savings Deposit Program (SDP) with the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). TSP is available to everyone in the military. However, the Savings Deposit Program is available only to those serving in designated combat zones. Militarymembersdeployedincombatzones,qualified
hazardous duty areas, or certain contingency operations may be eligible to deposit all or part of their unallotted pay (pay check minus taxes and allotments) into a DOD savings account up to $10,000 during a single deployment (our six-month cruise).
Interest accrues on the account at an annual rate of 10 percent (per Executive Order 11298) and compounds quarterly.
Interest earned on the amounts deposited into the SDP is taxable.
Example: ENT enters combat zone/tax exclusion zone February 2011. Sailor deposits $1,000, interest (at a rate of 10% per year, compounded quarterly) begins accruing March 1st of 2011. First interest payment will be June 1st 2011 and will equal $25.00 (based on $1,000 deposited). Although federal income earned in hazardous duty zones is tax-free, interest accrued on earnings deposited into the SDP is taxable. Memberscandesignatetheallotmentamountinfive-
dollar increments and deposits may be discontinued at any time.
FundscanbeleftinanSDPaccountindefinitely,however, the account will stop accruing interest 90 days after a member returns from the combat zone.
Generally, withdrawals may only be made upon termination of eligibility for the program.
1600-1700 Chuck Norris Power Hour
2000-2100 Advanced Spin/
Drawing classwith ET1Rhodes
Aft mess decks1500-1700
Committees Black History
ceremony Aft mess decks
Stomp the Bay with MCHC!The Multi-Cultural Heritage Committee is scheduled to host EnterprisesfirsteverStomptheBaystep-offcompetitionaspartofitsmonth-longBlackHistoryMonthcelebration. The competition will be held Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2030 in the hangar bay. Participants will be able to compete for cash prizes while having fun with friends. Participants can sign up forStomptheBayattheMWRticketwindow.1st place: $250, 2nd place: $150 - 3rd place: $100
1430-1530 Advanced Spin/
1700-1800 Stretch It Out
1800-1845 Get it right, Get it tight
*Cruise book photos will be taken at the Media department photo lab studio, located at 3-67-3-L (J-dial 7407).
**Studio hours: 0900-1130 / 1300-1700 / 1900-2100
Acoustic guitarlessons withLSSN SparksFirst Class
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Enterprise NewsEnterprise Strike Group Transits Bab el-Mandeb Strait, Enters Gulf of Aden
USSENTERPRISE,RedSeaEnterpriseCarrier Strike Group (CSG) transited the Babel-MandebStraitand entered the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 18 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility(AOR). Enterprise, the worlds largest aircraft carrier, transited the strait along with guided-missile cruiser
B.Kraft,Commanderof Enterprise CSG. Ourpresenceintheregion helps ensure this freedom of navigation and the defense of theseinterests. Enterprise and CarrierAirWingOneare deployed to the U.S.5thFleetAORto conduct maritime security operations and to provide support to operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8). According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the Strait of Babel-Mandabisakeychokepoint between the horn of Africa and the Middle East, and a strategic link between the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean. It is located between Yemen, Djibouti, and Eritrea, and connects
theRedSeawiththeGulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea. Three to four billion barrels of oil per day are shipped through the Strait, making it a vital waterway for the global economy.TheBabel-MandebStrait and Gulf of Aden are strategically important to the United States as an important sea lane for lawful shippingandtransit,saidRearAdm.Terry
By Enterprise Strike Group Public Affairs
Bab el-Mandeb Strait
Gulf of Aden
Enterprises route to the Gulf of Aden
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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Rick West, left, and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus congratulate Honorary Chief Hospital Corpsman Bill Cosby during his pinning ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. Feb. 17. The legendary comedian served in the Navy for four years as a Hospital Corpsman and treated Korean War veterans in a physical therapy unit.
Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. OBrien
OnDeckin the Galley
Culinary Specialist Seaman Helen O. Lamamigo peels cucumbers for the salad bar in preparation for lunch on the enlisted mess decks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
Culinary Specialist Seaman Tyler Latham weighs sugar to provide the exact measurements in preparation for baking bread in the bakery aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
Culinary Specialist Seaman Desmond T. Moore mixes a rice and pasta dish in the aft galley in preparation for lunch on the enlisted mess decks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
Photos by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jared M. King