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Subject: NAVY NEWS SERVICE                                               

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Parent Organization: US NAVY     

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Folder Title: FOLDER MESSAGE CHRONOLOGICAL FILES 7 AUG - 19 SEP 90 12 OF 27                                   

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                 IMPRESSED WITH THE QUALITY OF YOUP, PERFORMANCE.-                                      EXPLAINING THE EXECUTIVE ORDER DURING A PENTAGON NEWS
                      ADM KELSO TOLD SAILORS AND MARINES THAT ALTHOUGH                             CONFERENCE, DEFENSE DEPAP,-tM[NT SPOKESMAN PETE WILLIAMS SAID 'STOP
                 OPTEMPO/PERSTEMPO GOALS MAY BE DISRUPTED TEMPORARILY DURING THE                   LOSS' AUTHORITY PERMITS THE SERVICES 'TO KEEP CRITICAL SKILLS IN
                 CRISIS, NAVY LEADERS ARE WORKING HARD TO ENSURE THE BURDEN IS NO,                 THE THEATER OF OPERATION Bv BELAYING THE DEPARTURE OF SERVICE
                 BORNE BY ONLY A FEW. HE ALSO ASSURED THEM THAT THEIR FAMILIES ARE                 BT
                 RECEIVING THE BEST HELP AVAILABLE FROM THE NAVY'S FAMILY SUPPORT                  UNCLAS //ND5780// SECTION 04 OF 05
                 NETWORK AND THAT THE NAVY REMAINS COMMITTED TO KEEPING FAMILY                     MEMBERS WHO ARE ABOUT TO RETIRE OR WHO HAVE REACHED THE END OF
                 SEPARATIONS TO THE ABSOLUTE MINIMLP NECESSARY.                                    THEIR ENLISTMENT OR SERVICE CONTRACT.' WILLIAMS ADDED, 'THE
                      'OPERATION DESERT SHIELD IS CRITICAL TO ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL               MAJORITY OF THESE 'STOP LOSS' CASES WILL BE IN THE ARMY.'
                 STABILITY AROUND THE WORLD,- AN KELSO SAID.    'OUR NATION IS                          IN A RELATED MESSAGE 10 TR[ FLEET, CHIEF Of NAVAL OPERATIONS
LAN TO USE 'STOP
                                                -USN-                                              LOSS' AUTHORITY AT THE PRESENT TIME. KELSO ADDED, 'SHOULD IT BECOME
                 6.   MAIL SERVICE ESTABLISHED FOR SERVICEMEMBERS IN MIDDLE EAST                   NECESSARY TO SUSPEND SEPARATIONS, IT WOULD BE DONE FIRST ON A CASE
                 WASHINGTON (NNS)--THE MILITARY POSTAL SERVICE AGENCY ANNOUNCED AUC.               BY CASE BASIS, AND THEN ONLY FOR SPECIFIC SKILLS IN CRITICALLY SHORT
                 23 THAT )4AIL SIRVICE IS OPEPA71NG FOR U.S. 91LITARY PERSONNEL                    SUPPLY.' If USED, PIRSONNEL RETAINED DN ACTIVE DUTY WOULD BE
                 CURRENTLY DEPLOYED TO SAUDI ARABIA AS PART OF OPERATION DESERT                    DISCHARGED AND RELEASED NO LATER THAN WHEN CALLED-UP SELECTED
                 SHIELD.                                                                           RESERVE MEMBERS COMPLETE THEIR ACTIVE SERVICE.
                      CURRENTLY, FIRST CLASS MAIL 15 TAKING ABOUT 10 DAYS TO REACH                                                 -USN-
                 SAUDI ARABIA, OFFICIALS SAID, BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT DEPLOYED                     9.   U.S. AIRLINES RESPOND TO MILITARY NEEDS
                 SITUATION, PERSONAL MAIL IS LI@!ITED TO FIRST CLASS MAIL WEIGHING                 FALLS CHURCH, VA. (NNS)--RECOGNIZING THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH
                 LESS THAN 12 OUNCES (AUDIO TAPES ARE WITHIN LIMITS). THE WEIGHT                   LEAVE CANCELLATION5 DUE TO THE CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, MANY U.S.
                 RESTRICTION APPLIES TO ALL APO MAIL AND SOME MARINE FPO MAIL GOING                AIR CARRIERS ARE WAIVING PENALTY RESTRICTIONS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS
                 TO U.S. SERVICEME14BERS IN SAUDI ARABIA.                                          AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.
EKIEW,
                 BE HUNDRED. INFORMATION ON THESE RESTRICTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT                    COMMAND (MTMC), A VARIETY OF SOLUTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST
                 U.S. POST OFFICES. THOSE WISHING TO SEND MAIL TO DEPLOYED                         SERVICE MEMBERS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE BE FACING THE LOSS OF THEIR
                 SERVICEMEMBERS SHOULD USE THE PROVIDED APO/FPO NUMBER IF ONE HAS                  TICKET MONEY.  SOLUTIONS RANGE FROM FULL REFUNDS TO WAIVING
                 BEEN ASSIGNED. If THE APOIFPO NLRABER IS NOT KNOWN, OR IF ONE HAS                 PENALTIES FOR CANCELLATION OR ISSUING NEW TICKETS. IN SOME CASES,
                 NOT YET BEE% ASSIGNED, THE MAIL SHOULD BE SE19 TO THE                             SERVICI IAERBERS MAY HAVE TO PROVIDE MCLIAEWTED FM SLVCH AS ORDERS
                 SERVICEMEMBER'S ADDRESS PRIOR TO THE DEPLOYMENT, WHERE 17 WILL BE                 TO CONFIRM TRAVEL PLANS WERE CANCELLED FOR THE MILITARY EMERGENCY,
                 FORWARDED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, OFFICIALS SAID.                                 THE NTMC SPOKESMAN SAID.
                      SHOULD INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANIZATIONS DESIRE TO SEND 'ANY                           POLICIES VARY BY AIRLINE, SO THOSE HOLDING WON-REFUNDABLE
                 SERVICEMEMBER' MAIL TO DEPLOYED SERVICEMEMBER5, THE DEPARTMENT OF                 TICKETS SHOULD CONTACT "HE AIRLINE OR COMMERCIAL TICKET OFFICE FOR
                 DEFENSE AND THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE HAVE ESTABLISHED THE FOLLOWING                FURTHER INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE.    CARRIERS CURRENTLY OFFERING
                 ADDRESSES: FOR THE ARMY, AIR FORCE AND MARINE CORPS IN SAUDI                      WAIVERS ARE AMERICAN, AMERICA WEST, CONTINENTAL, DELTA, PAN
                 ARABIA: ANY SERVICEMEMBER, OPERATION DESERT SHIELD, APO NEW YORK                  AMERICAN, TWA, UNITED, USAIR, EASTERN,   WHWEST, ALASKA AND
                 09848-0006; FOR THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS ONBOARD SHIPS IN THE SAUDI              NORTHWEST.
   REGION: ANY SERVICEMEMBER, OPERATION DESERT SHIELD, FPO NEW YORK                                                  -USN-
                 09856-0006.                                                                       10. NAVY CLOSES GATES AT NAVCOMMSTA NEA MAKRI
                      'ANY SERVICEMEMBER' MAIL IS SUBJECT TO THE 12 OUNCE FIRST                    NEA MAKRI, GREECE (NN3)--AFTER MORE THAN A QUARTER CENTURY OF
                 CLASS MAIL AND SAUDI CUSTOMS RESTRICTIONS. 'ANY SERVICEMEMBER'                    PROVIDING COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT TO THE FLEET, THE U.S. FLAG WAS
                 MAIL SENT TO ANY OTHER ADDRESSES MAY ENCOUNTER SIGNIFICANT DELAYS                 LOWERED OVER THE NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS STATION HERE FOR THE FINAL
                 AND 14AY BE RETURNED.                                                             TIME AND THE FACILITY HANDED OVER TO THE GREEK NAVY AUG. 17.
                                                 -USN-                                                  THE INSTALLATION BEGAN THE EXTENSIVE CLOSING PROCESS EIGHT
                 7.   SAILOR PCS ORDERS FOLLOWING MIDDLE EAST OPERATIDNS                           MONTHS AGO AND IS THE FIRST U.S. NAVAL BASE OVERSEAS TO CONCLUDE
                 WASHINGTON (NNS)--SAILORS DEPLOYED TO THE MIDDLE EAST NEED NOT                    OPERATIONS UNDER DEFENSE SECRETARY DICK CHENEY'S WORLDWIDE BASE
                 WORRY ABOUT PC5 ORDERS IN HAND. THOSE ORDERS WILL BE HONORED,                     CLOSURE PLAN. IN AN AUG. 15 MESSAGE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN ASSIGNED
                 ACCORDING TO CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL VABM MIKE BODRDK.                 'EVEN If  TO NCS %@A IAAKRI. ADM MNAIHAN T. MAINE, CCWANDER, U.S. NAVAL
                 SOMEONE IS DELAYED, WE WILL HONOR THE ORDERS, SAID BOORDA.                        FORCES, EUROPE, PRAISED THEIR HARD WORK THAT ENABLED THEM TO
                      BOORDA NOTED THAT, AS ALWAYS, THE COMMANDING OFFICERS OF                     COMPLETE THE TASK SIX WEEKS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.
        DEPLOYED UNITS ARE IN THE BEST POSITIONS TO CONSIDER THE POTENTIAL                     'THE ABILITY OF NAVAL FORCES TO COMMUNICATE HAS BEEN, IS AND
                 ADVERSE IMPACT OF PERSONNEL TURNOVERS ON MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT.                  WILL CONTINUE TO BE CRITICAL TO OUR SUCCESS" ADM HDWE SAID,
                 'THEY WILL HAVE 70 LOOK AT EACH SITUATION IN VIEW OF WHAT THEY ARE                '...NEA MAKRI HAS RUN At' IMPRESSIVE 'MARATHON' CHARACTERIZED BY
                 TASKED TO DO AND WHAT PEOPLE THEY HAVE ON BOARD,' SAID BOORDA.                    RAPID, SECURE AND RELIABLE COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT TO THE SIXTH
                 'DELAYING A TRANSFER IS AN OPTION IF THAT PERSON IS ABSOLUTELY                    FLEET, NATO FORCES OPERATING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND U.S. JOINT
                 CRITICAL TO THE COMMAND.'                                                         OPERATIONS IN SOUTHWEST ASIA. YOU HAVE BEEN RESPONSIVE TO EACH NEW
                      IN MOST CASE5, ORDERS WILL BE EXECUTED N SCHEDULE WITH THE                   CHALLENGE.'
                 RELIEFS ALREADY ORDERED INTO JOBS. IF A DELAY IS CAUSED BY                             ALTHOUGH NCS NEA NAXRI 15 THE ONLY NAVY COMMUNICATIONS STATION
                 OPERATION HOLD OR OTHER REASOTJ, THE NAVY WILL MAKE GDOD ON PREVIOUS              IN GREECE, NAVY OFFICIALS SAY THE CLOSURE WILL NOT AFFECT
                 COWITMENTS WHEN THE PERSON IS AVAILABLE TO MOVE. IF A SCHOOL                      COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT TO THE FLEET. 'TECHNOLOGICAL IMPROVEMENTS
                 CONVENING DATE CANNOT BE MET, THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR              OVER THE YEARS HAVE ALLOWED US TO SHIFT THINGS ELSEWHERE WITH NO
                 THE NEXT ENTRY DATE, FOR EXAMPLE.                                                 LOSS Of CAPABILITY,' EKPLAIRED CART CHARLES F. VOTAVA III, THE
                      BOORDA SAID, 'WE'LL KEEP THE  SHIPS READY, WE'LL KEEP THE                    STATION'S COMMANDING OFFICER.
 PERSONNEL FLOW GOING, AND WE WILL HONOR OUR COW ITMENTS.'                                                   -USN-
                                                 -USN-                                             11.  NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM ADDS NATIONAL FLIGHT LOG
                 8.   'STOP LOSS' ACTIONS NOT PLANNED BY NAVY                                      PENSACOLA, FLA. (NNS)--THIS FALL, THE NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM
                 WASHINGTON (N%S)--WHILf AUTHORIZING THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE TO                   FOUNDATIC%, IN CON3U%CIICN WITH Wi HATIOOAL MUSEUM OF NAVAL
                 RECALL MEMBERS OF THE SELECTED RESERVE TO ACTIVE DLRTY STATUS,                    AVIATIDN, WILL ESTABLISH THE NATIONAL FLIGFIT LOG--AN INTERACTIVE
                 PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNED A SECOND EXECUTIVE ORDER GIVING DOD AUTHORITY               COMPUTERIZED COLLECTION OF 'BIOGRAPHIES' OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HELPED
                 TO SUSPEND THE SEPARATION OF A@PTIVE-DUTY PERSONNEL WHO ARE                       SHAPE THE HISTORY OF NAVAL AVIATION.
                 DETERMINED TO BE ESSENTIAL TO THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED                      THE LOG WILL RECORD THE PERSONAL HISTORIES OF THOSE WHO SERVED
                 STATES.                                                                           IN NAVY, MARINE CORPS AND COAST GUARD AVIATION, AS WELL AS
                      DEFENSE SECRETARY CHENEY SUBSEQUENTLY DELEGATED THIS               -STOP     CIVILIANS WHO HAVE AN INTEREST IN AVIATION.     ALL LOG ENTRIES WILL
                 LOSS' AUTHORITY TO EACH OF THE MILITARY SERVICES.     JUST AS THE                 BE DISPLAYED RANDOMLY AND COME INUOUSLY ON DISPLAY SCREENS
                 RESERVE CALL UP, THE AUTHORITY CEASES AT THE END OF THE 90 DAYS                   THROUGHOUT THE MUSEUM.
                 UNLESS IT IS REACTIVATED FOR ANOTHER 90 DAYS.                                          'THE FLIGHT LOG WILL BE AN EXCITING INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT IN THE

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