Aviation Boatswains Mate CHIEF Rick "Boats" Poedtke briefs his USS Tarawa (LHA 1) flight deck crew on the upcoming events during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. The yellow jerseys are worn by aircraft handlers in charge of flight deck and aircraft movement. KERNEL BLITZ is taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton to train Navy and Marine Corps personnel in amphibious operations