Spring ahead this weekend at 2 a.m. ... A sure sign of approaching spring is the annual change from standard to daylight saving time. This time of year, we “spring forward” one hour at 2 a.m. on the morning of March 10. We will stay on daylight time until Nov. 3; interestingly, we now spend about a month longer on daylight time than on “standard” time. – From Naval Oceanography Portal’s Web site, www.usno.navy.mil Vol. 77, No. 10 VISIT GOSPORT ONLINE: www.gosportpensacola.com March 8, 2013 Deadline for SAPR-F training approaches; Mobile Training Team makes NETC final stop By Ed Barker NETC PAO Commands are reminded that the deadline for completion and documentation of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Fleet (SAPR-F) training for E-6 and below personnel is March 31. The SAPR-F training is the latest event in the Navy’s continuum of S e x u a l Assault Prevention Training. It is a critical component of the Navy’s aggressive efforts to prevent sexual assaults and promote a culture of respect and professionalism within the force. “The Master Mobile Training Teams have returned from deployment and feedback we have gotten from our teams has been excellent,” said DoN: Be on guard against tax-related identity fraud By Steve Muck DoN Privacy Lead This DoN Chief of Information (CIO) “Privacy Tip” provides updated information about tax-related identity fraud. More than 34,000 identity fraud cases were reported by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2011, an almost 100 pervcent increase from 2010. Identity tax-fraud is easy to commit and presents little risk in getting caught to the identity thief. All that is required by the thief is a full name and associated Social Security number (SSN). Identity thieves continue to create new ways of stealing personal information and using it for their gain. The information below is an excerpt from the IRS and written to inform the public of tax related identity fraud. How do you know if your tax records have been affected? Usually, an identity See Fraud on page 2 Capt. William Marvel, SAPR Task Force chief of staff. “We are ahead of our predictions with respect to commands completing and documenting their SAPR-F training; as of Feb. 28, more than 78 percent of fleet Sailors had completed and documented their training.” Command training teams that still require SAPR-F Preparation Training have several options available. Additional information on preparation training and required documentation following training is available through the SAPR L/F training website: http:// www. public. navy.mil/ bupers-npc/ support /sapr/ Pages/ training.aspx The last stop for the Southeast region SAPR-F MMTT was a return to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola as they briefed the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) headquarters staff on lessons learned. The team initially briefed Pensacola-area command training teams Dec. 13-14 and traveled to other locations through the month of January. This return visit gave the training team a chance to brief the SAPR Task Force chief of staff and training command leadership on the See SAPR-F on page 2 National Womenʼs History Month; womenʼs contributions to naval aviation recorded for new exhibit ... Capt. Tami Ryley, director, Strategic Planning Division, Office of Chief of Navy Reserve (OCNR), recently visited the National Naval Aviation Museum to record an interview for a new multimedia exhibit that will highlight contributions women have made to naval aviation. Photo by Janet Thomas For details and excerpts from the interview, go to 5A. New director joins the team at NASP FFSC Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer After tours of duty in Japan and Europe, Pensacola might not seem like the ideal place to settle down, but Kathleen Doherty said she felt like she was “home” as soon as she got here. Doherty, the new director of the NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), is a Southern girl at heart – she was born in Hattiesburg, Miss., and grew up in New Orleans – and she loves being back in the South. “Everyone is so nice and so gracious and so welcoming,” Doherty said. “You forget that when you have not been in the South for a while. It is inherently Southern.” Her homecoming journey started with a trip to Pensacola for training, Doherty said. She paid a visit to the local FFSC and stopped in to say hello to her long-time colleague, former Kathleen Doherty, left, consults with FFSC clinical counselor Michael Brady. director Bobby Simpkins. Simpkins told Doherty that she was thinking about retiring, and from that moment on, Doherty had a new mission in mind. “I said, ‘Bobby, I want your job,’ ” she said. “ ‘I don't want to kick you out of your job, but if you are leaving anyway, I really want your job.’ ” Doherty had some good reasons for wanting to come here. “Pensacola, first of all has a great reputation as a center,” she said. “The people who are here are very experienced, excellent providers, and wherever you are in the Navy, you know that Pensacola is a good FFSC.” Doherty’s career path has included many interesting twists and turns. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Louisiana State University, her doctorate in psychology from the University of New Orleans and got her first real job working at the Fleet and Family Support Center at the Seabee base in Gulfport, Miss. See Doherty on page 2 DoD recognizes supply analyst for purchase card management excellence By Ed Barker NETC PAO The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced March 1 the receipt of a Department of Defense (DoD) individual contribution award for its Government Purchase Card (GPC) Agency/Organization Program Coordinator (A/OPC). Joseph Yudiski, NETC supply systems analyst, was one of two A/OPCs selected Navywide for the honor by LeAntha Sumpter, director of Program Development and Implementation for the office of the Under Secretary of Defense. “The Bureau of Personnel’s GPC program is among one of the most challenging programs across DoD due to its broad scope and limited field resources, including all of the Navy’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units,” said Sumpter. “As a result of his exceptional program oversight, outstanding internal controls and aggressive pursuit of timely payments, the Bureau of Naval NETC Rear Adm. Don Quinn, left, congratulates Joseph Yudinski Personnel (BuPers) achieved a zero percent delinquency rate and zero interest charges over the past 40 months.” Yudiski handles A/OPC GPC duties for both NETC and BUPERS; accounts which process nearly $100 million in purchase card and convenience checks per fiscal year. Both accounts had zero discrepancies for more than three years. “To handle such a large volume of transactions with zero discrepancies is an impressive feat,” said Doug Ebner, the GPC program manager for the Naval Supply Systems Command. See GPC on page 2 Published by Ballinger Publishing, a private firm in no way connected with the Department of the Navy. Opinions contained herein are not official expressions of the Department of the Navy nor do the advertisements constitute Department of the Navy, NAS Pensacola or Ballinger Publishing’s endorsement of products or services advertised.