Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Sep 15 1983, Page 30

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 15, 1983, Tokyo, Japan September 1983 Guam Pacific stars and stripes cleaning ships guns is big Job by ph2 Paul Soutar Navy aboard the battleship new Jersey 16inch guns Are but you dont really appreciate How big until you have to clean cleaning All nine of the big guns on the battleship new Jersey after gun Nery practice is a Job that can take the gunners mates assigned to the three 16inch gun turrets most of a each barrel is lubricated and preserved with a solution applied with a bore Brush that takes two men to lift into the the Brush is pulled through the barrel by a line running Down through the Turret to the projectile the same capstan that is used to pull the Pound projectiles into the projectile is used to pull the bore gunners mates shout through the barrel lined with the grooved rifling that induces the Shell to spin in inside the gun room the Breech of the gun is thoroughly cleaned and at the other end of the barrel the effects of 660 pounds of Black powder pushing projectile has left its burned and pitted by blast and is scraped smooth and the new jerseys main Battery of nine 16inch guns have fired More than projectiles during world War the korean training cruises and the Vietnam with 33 of the 16inch barrels in storage it looks like there will be Many More years of service yet to come from the battleships gunners mate 1st class Vick Taber scrapes charred paint from the ph2 Paul Soutar briefs commander visit Agana Walter Deputy commander for mobilization and army Western command was in Guam to install Guam first civilian aide to the Secretary of the Jesus Leon but his visit also gave him a firsthand look at army guard and Reserve installations on Guam and Tagawa met with top officials of the army Reserve units on Guam and observed hands on training of the 368th military police Tagawa spoke with Guam senator Eugene chair Man of the Guam Legal and foreign affairs with governor of Guam Ricardo Bordallo and toured army nation Al guard installations on Tagawa toured civic action projects of the army and installed Guerrero As civilian aide in a ceremony and reception at the top o the mar officers group visit Cabras Island the is Nippon chartered by the Japan peace boat foundation arrived at the commercial port of Guam to meet with representatives of Guam Chamorro grassroots boarding three buses the 151 japanese left for a tour of the Island and meetings with Legisla according to chairman of the Chamorro grassroots David Rosario said the trip was to create Solidarity Between the native Chamorro people and the japanese peace Rosario said the Chamorro grassroots movement was an antinuclear the group returned to the ship at 4 to meet with other groups from the Island the organization of people for indigenous also a representative from the Micronesia regional Solidarity which is a network for the whole micronesian Accord ing to the topics to be discussed were to be the present nuclear nation of the How to promote peace and How to Denu Clarize the Pacific countries and also the Pacific Rosario upon returning to the gifts were which included a paper copier Given to the grass roots movement by the while Rosario gave the peace boat foundation a Guam Flag and a the ship sailed on to Saipan according to one of the group they will spend a couple of Days and then return to beautification project Dick comptroller for the naval regional medical Center holds a Plant while Robert executive officer of shovels dirt As part of a beautification project outside Nrma Laura Neitz

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