Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, December 3, 2002
Garcia finishes Navy's assault response work
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesus Garcia, son of Hilario C.
Garcia of 908 S. Willow St., Pecos, Texas, recently completed Dynamic Response
'02 while assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau, based in Norfolk,
Garcia is one of more than 4,000 Atlantic Fleet sailors and Marines aboard
the ships of the USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group.
After transiting the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea after its
month-long operation in Kosovo (Dynamic Response '02) Garcia's ship shifted
location from the U.S. Sixth Fleet Area of Responsibility to that of the
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet in the Indian Ocean and
Arabian Sea Area.
USS Nassau supports amphibious operations using Landing Craft Air Cushions
(LCACs), which are specially-designed Hovercraft that deliver vehicles and
equipment to the beach. The ship also has conventional landing craft and
helicopters embarked, and is equipped with medical facilities staffed by
Navy doctors, dentists, nurses and corpsmen.
Garcia is a 1999 graduate of Madison County High School of Madison, Fla.
and joined the Navy in March 2000.
Amistad exhibit on display at Ft. Davis
The museum of the Fort Davis National Historic Site is currently displaying
photographer David Korte's new exhibit entitled "Visions of Amistad' through
this Sunday, Dec. 8.
The exhibit, which features over 25 photographs in sepia tone, infrared,
silver and color, depicts the magnificent and ever-changing landscape of
the Amistad National Recreational Area in Del Rio and in the surrounding
Korte has worked full-time as a fine arts photographer since 1993 and
his work has been exhibited throughout the United States. The photos in
the current exhibit were taken while Korte was in residency at Amistad NRA
in the park's Artist in Residency program in 1999.
The exhibition is funded by a grant from the Texas Commission on the
Arts, and the photographs may be purchased.
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