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Navy announces Installation Excellence Award winners • NAS Pensacola takes first place, large installation • NAS Whiting Field takes first place, small installation From Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has announced the Navy’s 2015 Installation Excellence Award winners. The annual installation excellence award recognizes the top three large and small installations worldwide and rewards installation performance consistent with Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) strategic criteria for the DoD-wide Commander in Chief Installation Excellence Awards. “I am proud to congratulate all of our Navy Installation Command winners,” said Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, CNIC. “Competition this year was very tight and each of the nomination packages was impressive.” The Navy’s top installation winners: Large: First place: Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola (Capt. Keith W. Hoskins commanding). Second place: NAS Oceana (Capt. C. W. Chope commanding). Third place: Naval Base Ventura (Capt. L. R. Vasquez commanding). Small: First place: NAS Whiting Field (Capt. M. Coughlin commanding). Second place: Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay (Capt. M. R. Moore commanding). Third place: NSAAnnapolis (Capt. L. Jones commanding). Both NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field as first-place winners automatically compete for the nomination to represent the Navy for the DoD-wide 2015 Commander in Chief's Annual

Award for Installation Excellence, which will be announced in the spring. “I am delighted to announce that Naval Air Station Pensacola is the Navy’s nominee for the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence,” said Smith. “Congratulations to Capt. Hoskins, and the men and women of NAS Pensacola who worked diligently to make their installation the best in the Navy, and hopefully in all of DoD.” Hoskins thanked NAS Pensacola personnel after the news was announced. “It is with great pleasure that I congratulate you all on our selection as CNIC Large Installation Excellence Award,” he said. “This prestigious recognition is a direct reflection of (our) team’s professionalism and loyal dedication to our mission.” Established in 1985 by President Ronald Reagan, the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes outstanding efforts in the operations and maintenance of U.S. military installations. Each branch of the military submits its nomination and an award is presented to the installation whose command has made best use of available resources to accomplish its assigned mission over the course of the preceding fiscal year. Smith also praised the other awardees and said that all 19 nomination packages detailed the hard work and outstanding accomplishments for the submitting installations, which is indicative of their commitment to supporting the “Fleet, the Fighters and their Families.” For more information about Navy shore installations visit http://www. cnic.navy.mil.

New yearʼs baby ... Capt. Maureen Padden, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), and Barbara Valdes, president of Oakleaf Club of Pensacola, deliver gifts and certificates to the parents of Emmalyn Acton, the first baby born at NHP in 2015. Emmalyn was born Jan. 1 at 10:24 a.m. and her parents are AT1 David Acton, an instructor at Naval Air Technical Training Center, and Kristen Acton. Also present for the picture are Capt. Guido Valdes (second from left), NHP executive officer, and Cmdr. Kedric Webster, director of surgical services at NHP and the physician who delivered Emmalyn. Photo by Jason Bortz

Navy training HQ selects 2014 Sailor, Instructors of the Year By Ed Barker NETC PAO

The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced and recognized the training domain’s 2014 Sailor of the Year (SoY) and Instructors of the Year (IoY) recently at a ceremony in the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Rear Adm. Mike White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command, praised the SoY, four IoYs and the finalists in each category for their roles in shaping the Navy’s future force and for their contributions to the training and education mission. “These men and women are excellent

examples of the fact that we have magnificent ships, aircraft and weapons, but without skilled Sailors and Marines they are ineffective,” said White. “Our instructors produce the men and women that give these incredible machines the ability to protect our nation. Our instructors display hard work and dedication to perfecting their craft; they are preparing the next generation of warfighters. They truly are the best of the best.” The 2014 NETC Sailor of the Year is HM1 Sharon Barker, from Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Barker will go forward to compete as NETC’s representative in the Manpower,

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Road construction: Lane closures for gas line work From Hung Nguyen NavFac SE Public Works Department

Alcohol awareness ... NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins unveils a wooden tally board Dec. 19 at NASP headquarters. Designed to keep track of the number of DUIfree days at NASP, the handmade board is on display on the quarterdeck. Sailors at NASP have logged more than a year without a report of a driving under the influence offense, and the board will be updated daily to encourage Sailors to keep up the good work with respect to the responsible use of alcohol, Hoskins said. At press time, the sign was up to 380 days. Photo by Patrick Nichols

In early January, Naval Facilities Southeast (NavFac SE) NAS Pensacola Public Works Department (PWD), in conjuntion with with Utility Services Corp., will re-pipe the natural gas main and relocate gas valves away from Murray Road near Pen Air Federal Credit Union (FCU) onboard NAS Pensacola. Since the existing gas valves are adjacent to Murray Road, two lanes will be closed so the work can be completed. Traffic signs and traffic drums have been laid out. It is estimated the project will take five weeks to complete. The traffic plan is available for viewing at Bldg. 3560/utility section. “Due to natural gas line repairs, inbound traffic on Murray Road will be closed past the entrance to the golf course,” NASP XO Cmdr. David Jasso noted in a recent e-mail. “Inbound Murray Road traffic to the NATTC complex, NEX, MATSG, etc., will keep right on Duncan Road once inside the gate and then take a left on Taylor Road to reach their destination. Two lanes will remain open for outbound Murray Road traffic.”

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CNATT hosts senior enlisted leadership workshop By Rai Lopez CNATT Public Affairs

The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Headquarters hosted a leadership workshop recently for senior enlisted leaders representing all of CNATT activities. According to CNATT CMC Michael Knowles, the goal of the workshop was to sharpen leadership skills and foster a “back to the basics” spirit in leading chiefs’ messes, interacting with junior officers, and serving as a functioning member of the leadership triad (commanding officer, executive office and command master chief). “This was the first time we have been able to gather all CNATT activities’ senior enlisted leaders together to enhance their training, collaboration, and teamNETC from page 1

Personnel, Training and Education (MPTE) domain’s top Sailor competition. The 2014 NETC Instructors of the Year (junior/midgrade/senior/officer) are: • Junior – Marine Sgt. Benjamin Courter, Center for Security Forces Detachment North Island, San Diego, Calif. • Midgrade – BU1(SCW/DV) Joshua Sisson, Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Panama City. • Senior – AZC(AW/SW) Frankie Garrett, Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. • Officer – Lt. Michael Ellison, Center for Surface Combat Systems, Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center, San Diego, Calif. NETC FORCM Jon Port coordinates the SoY and IoY programs for the NETC enterprise and the SoY/IoY week in Pensacola. “We have just recognized 15 outstanding examples of the best and brightest the Navy has to offer,” said Port. “I’ve always believed that it is important to identify and recognize our best Sailors and instructors for their hard work, dedication, pride and professionalism. It’s those traits that have resulted in these individuals rising above the rest, and the SoY and IoYs provide excellent examples for the NETC enterprise to emulate. They are representative of the exceptional talent we have in our training pipeline and are responsible for one of the most important jobs in the Navy – training our replacements in the fleet. I am honored to stand on the same stage with those chosen and recognize their efforts.” The NETC SoY and IoY programs recognize Sailors throughout the NETC domain who exhibit sustained superior performance, leadership, mentorship, knowledge and teaching of military history and heritage, self-improvement, command and community involvement and exemplary military bearing among other attributes. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnet/.

work,” said Knowles. The workshop included one day of leadership and ethics training presented by facilitators from the Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) in Newport, R.I., and a day of training from the U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF)-sponsored Fleet Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Training Team focusing on CPO responsibilities, key Navy programs, team building, and leader development. The program also included a day of leadership insight and vision from Naval Education and Training Command FORCM Jon Port. Workshop attendees were able to meet and interact with key personnel from the CNATT headquarters staff and the event concluded with a

tour of the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). “The workshop was an outstanding opportunity for CNATT’s 27 activities to share lessons learned and best practices, in addition to leadership training from the SEA and the Fleet CPO Training Team,” said Knowles. “Feedback from the participants was very positive.” CNATT Commanding Officer Capt. Katherine Erb said that based on the enterprise feedback, she is planning to add this workshop as an annual event. “All of our attendees will be taking some new and fresh ideas back to their units and detachments,” said Erb. “We were also able to gather some great input

from the field that will certainly improve our training products.” CNATT is the largest training center under the Naval Education and Training Command and is accredited by the Council on Education. Its mission is to develop, deliver, and support aviation technical training necessary to meet validated Fleet requirements through a continuum of professional and personal growth for Sailors and Marines. For more information on CNATT, visit http://www.netc. navy.mil/ centers/ cnatt/ or follow CNATT on Facebook at https://www. facebook. com/CNATT. For more information about Naval Education and Training Command, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil or on Facebook at https://www. facebook. com/#!/NavalEducationAndTrainingCommand.

‘Angels’ brighten holidays for local school Story, photo by Lt.j.g. Michael Hathaway NETC PAO

As part of their community outreach, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) teamed-up with Pensacola’s Global Learning Academy, a neighborhood elementary school, to brighten the holidays for a number of deserving families Dec. 17. NETC volunteers were able to help through the “Angel Tree” process, a Christmas tree adorned with paper angels, each representing a student from Global Learning Academy who could use a helping hand during the holiday season. Each volunteer chose one of the paper angels, with details on what types of gifts the child could use. “It’s my first year taking part in this, but NETC has been helping the Global Learning Academy with Angel Tree for the past four years,” said Capt. Stanley Wiles NETC Supply/Logistics director, who was in charge of the Angel Tree coordination this season. “We were able to give 100 presents to a total of 30 kids this year,

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Capt. Stanley Wiles, NETC director of N4 Supply/Logistics, and Robert Leitch, NETC Training Readiness Officer, deliver Angel Tree gifts to the Global Learning Academy, an elementary school in Pensacola as part of holiday community outreach.

and what a difference it makes to these families during the holidays.” Ronnie Arnold, Global’s parent liaison, oversaw gift donations from the Angel Tree program from the beginning of NETC’s involvement.

Force Master Chief visits AM1Jerry NATTC ... Grueser, assigned to Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), describes the Aviation Structural Mechanic “A” school course objectives to FORCM Anthony Johnson, master chief for Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific, during his recent tour of NATTC training facilities. Johnson spent the day familiarizing himself with NATTC training processes and equipment while interacting with the staff and students. Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Troy Sallee

January 9, 2015

Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.

According to Arnold, the school’s impressive facilities and high-tech classrooms give students the ability to maximize their potential in an environment that promotes education and curiosity. Located near the Brownsville

area, many of its students come from families with a lower income, making the holidays a challenging time for many. “We’ve been fortunate to have NETC come to the assistance of some of our families over the years,” said Arnold. “We had 20 families in the program this year, and NETC took 11.” Kim Adams, Global’s guidance counselor isn’t hesitant to speak about the positive reaction she’s seen regarding the Angel Tree Program. As an advisor of students and parents alike, Adams receives first-hand feedback from the families. “Our families ask about the program, they love it, and are so grateful. NETC, the Pensacola Police Department, and the Rotary Club are all major contributors,” Adams said. “We are very blessed; we have a lot of support.” For more information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil or follow NETC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ NavalEducationAndTrainingCommand on Twitter: @netcpao.

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Dinghy keeps family afloat with unconditional love By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

Quite often, the thing that wakes me in the morning is not my alarm clock. It’s not the national anthem blaring over the base loudspeakers. It’s not my husband plodding off to the bathroom. And it’s certainly not our teenagers getting themselves up on time. Most mornings, our dog Dinghy, a 110-pound labradoodle with an explosion of blond hair and long gangly legs, is the first to wake me up. Whether he has snuck up onto our bed, leaving my husband and I teetering at the edges, or splayed out on the cool hardwood floor of our bedroom, he starts his morning with a stretch, followed by an elongated yawn before beginning his “bath.” That is followed by comical attempts to scratch inside his ears with his long awkward hind feet. Inevitably, he misses the first few times, haphazardly wapping his neck and the back of his head, until he finally finds that sweet spot. Without looking, I know he’s found it when I hear him grumble deeply as if to say, “Oh yeah, that’s the ticket.” Once done scratching, he cleans his paws in preparation

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for what is arguably one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Alternating each enormous front foot, Dinghy wipes his own face over and over, then with paws daintily crossed, he licks them one last time. When finished, he looks like the canine reincarnation of Phyllis Diller, but is ready to face the day. And after kissing the fuzzy top of his head, so am I. There are so few constants in military life. We hold on to those things that bind us together and make us feel that, despite frequent moves, deployments, separations and an uncertain future, we are a family. No matter where we are in the world, we belong to each other. Ten months before my husband left for a yearlong deployment, we picked Dinghy out of a litter of fat pups on a farm in North Carolina. During that deployment, Dinghy chewed countless socks, dug trenches in our lawn, and stole an entire baked chicken off the kitchen counter, but he captured our hearts. Every morning, I’d open my eyes to his fuzzy face and hot breath, urging me, “Look. It’s another day. I want to spend it with you because you’re my best friend and I love you.”

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. Sure, some days became stressful and chaotic. I had my share of meltdowns and drank my share of wine. But I found it nearly impossible to be sad for long, because I started every

morning staring into the face of pure, unconditional love and utter acceptance. Dinghy moved with us from Virginia to Germany to Florida to Rhode Island. No matter whether we lived in a stairwell apartment, temporary quarters, base housing or on the economy, Dinghy, like us, felt at home as long as we were together. For Thanksgiving, our family rented a cabin with no Internet or phone service at a remote Navy morale, welfare and recreation center on Great Pond in the North Woods of Maine. We had a wonderful week of

hiking, doing crafts, watching favorite movies, cooking our holiday dinner, and cutting down our own Christmas tree. Dinghy was there with us, tramping through the woods, swimming after sticks in the cold lake, stealing socks, demanding attention, and sneaking into bed to snuggle with us at night. As always, he was a constant reminder that we belong to each other and are loved. Late on our last night at the cabin, Dinghy suddenly seemed sick. In the morning, my husband went to the park office to use the phone to call a veterinarian. But it was too late. Unbeknownst to us, Dinghy’s stomach had twisted – a sudden and deadly condition known as “bloat” – and he died that morning in our cabin, with us all around him. With permission from the park manager, we buried Dinghy in the woods near the lake under a huge elm tree. The next morning, for the first time since March 2006, we woke up feeling sad. But Dinghy would not like that. In his unbridled enthusiasm and perpetual loyalty, he taught us that, as long as we have a family who loves and accepts us, every new day has promise.

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GOSPORT JANUARY: At the Jan. 17 dedication of NAS Pensacola command headquarters Bldg. 1500 – now known as the Walter L. Richardson Building – James Nalley, left, and Andrew Bridgham unveil a plaque of Lt. Walter Leroy Richardson. Richardson is acknowledged as the first naval aviation photographer; his work documented the base’s pioneering efforts. Nalley is Richardson’s grandson; Bridgham is a great-grandson. Photo by Janet Thomas

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Focusing on NAS Pensacola’s 100th year: A review of historic events from 2014

FEBRUARY: Larry Bartoli, right, and NAS Pensacola Mustin Beach Club Manager Jessica Fuentes look over a terrazzo floor inlay at the club. The artwork was completed by J. Bartoli Co. – Bartoli’s father’s company. Engineering plans for the artwork, missing for decades, reappeared in 2014; Bartoli brought them to NASP. Photo by Mike O’Connor

MARCH: NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins was guest speaker at the base’s Black History Month program Feb. 28 at the NASC auditorium. More than 150 civilians and military personnel attended the program, “Civil Rights in America.” Photo by Mike O’Connor

JUNE: Rear Adm. Michael S. White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), speaks with Charles “Chuck” Wheeler, a retired chief and Battle of Midway veteran following a Battle of Midway commemoration June 4 onboard the air station. Photo by Katelyn Barton

APRIL: At Naval Hospital Pensacola’s first Blue Angels Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K, a runner carries a U.S. flag. About 2,500 runners participated in the March 29 event. Photo by MC1 James Stenberg

JULY: Andrew Harris, facility management specialist at Public Works Department (PWD) Pensacola, and Steven Granger, head of the restorations and maintenance Department at the National Naval Aviation Museum, unveil a newly painted F/A-18 July 1 near the base’s front gate. The aircraft’s tail features a logo which commemorates the 100th anniversary of NAS Pensacola. Photos by Katelyn Barton

OCTOBER: An active-shooter scenario onboard NAS Pensacola was the focus of a Navy Region Southeast (NRSE) Regional Operation Assessment and Assistance Program (ROAAP) exercise Oct. 9. As observers from NRSE looked on, NASP civilian and military officials coordinated a multi-agency response to the scenario. Photo by Mike O’Connor

MAY: After historic flooding in the Pensacola area, AN Donny Dodson and AA Jason Latonis remove a refrigerator from a damaged house. Base volunteers contributed significantly to the area’s recovery, and later in the year NASP’s tenant commands won several Navy Community Service Program awards. Photo by Jennifer Hathaway

SEPTEMBER: During the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup, Coral Rae Bennett, 7, from Myrtle Grove Elementary School, helps Navy Natural Resources Manager Mark Gibson pick up trash at Mustin Beach, one of five beach cleanup locations at NAS Pensacola. Photo from PWD Navy Natural Resources

AUGUST: A group of T-39 Sabreliners execute a division flight near Ono Island, Ala., in preparation for the aircraft’s retirement, or “sundown” ceremony, which was held Aug. 27 at NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field. The T-39 Sabreliner trained aviators for 51 years. Photo courtesy VT-86/VT-4

NOVEMBER: As part of 2014’s centennial celebrations, a statue of Adm. John Henry Towers is unveiled Nov. 21 by NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins and sculptor retired Navy Capt. Robert L. “Bob” Rasmussen. Towers was in charge of the initial training detachment of nine officers, 23 men and seven pusher-type biplanes. Photo by Mike O’Connor

DECEMBER: NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins speaks after the unveiling of a pelican statue painted as base mascot “J. Gosling” to base personnel and media Dec. 5 at the Walter L. Richardson Building. The pelican statue – attired as a fledgling naval aviator – was presented as the capstone to the base’s centennial year celebration. Photo by Mike O’Connor


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GOSPORT JANUARY: At the Jan. 17 dedication of NAS Pensacola command headquarters Bldg. 1500 – now known as the Walter L. Richardson Building – James Nalley, left, and Andrew Bridgham unveil a plaque of Lt. Walter Leroy Richardson. Richardson is acknowledged as the first naval aviation photographer; his work documented the base’s pioneering efforts. Nalley is Richardson’s grandson; Bridgham is a great-grandson. Photo by Janet Thomas

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Focusing on NAS Pensacola’s 100th year: A review of historic events from 2014

FEBRUARY: Larry Bartoli, right, and NAS Pensacola Mustin Beach Club Manager Jessica Fuentes look over a terrazzo floor inlay at the club. The artwork was completed by J. Bartoli Co. – Bartoli’s father’s company. Engineering plans for the artwork, missing for decades, reappeared in 2014; Bartoli brought them to NASP. Photo by Mike O’Connor

MARCH: NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins was guest speaker at the base’s Black History Month program Feb. 28 at the NASC auditorium. More than 150 civilians and military personnel attended the program, “Civil Rights in America.” Photo by Mike O’Connor

JUNE: Rear Adm. Michael S. White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), speaks with Charles “Chuck” Wheeler, a retired chief and Battle of Midway veteran following a Battle of Midway commemoration June 4 onboard the air station. Photo by Katelyn Barton

APRIL: At Naval Hospital Pensacola’s first Blue Angels Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K, a runner carries a U.S. flag. About 2,500 runners participated in the March 29 event. Photo by MC1 James Stenberg

JULY: Andrew Harris, facility management specialist at Public Works Department (PWD) Pensacola, and Steven Granger, head of the restorations and maintenance Department at the National Naval Aviation Museum, unveil a newly painted F/A-18 July 1 near the base’s front gate. The aircraft’s tail features a logo which commemorates the 100th anniversary of NAS Pensacola. Photos by Katelyn Barton

OCTOBER: An active-shooter scenario onboard NAS Pensacola was the focus of a Navy Region Southeast (NRSE) Regional Operation Assessment and Assistance Program (ROAAP) exercise Oct. 9. As observers from NRSE looked on, NASP civilian and military officials coordinated a multi-agency response to the scenario. Photo by Mike O’Connor

MAY: After historic flooding in the Pensacola area, AN Donny Dodson and AA Jason Latonis remove a refrigerator from a damaged house. Base volunteers contributed significantly to the area’s recovery, and later in the year NASP’s tenant commands won several Navy Community Service Program awards. Photo by Jennifer Hathaway

SEPTEMBER: During the 2014 International Coastal Cleanup, Coral Rae Bennett, 7, from Myrtle Grove Elementary School, helps Navy Natural Resources Manager Mark Gibson pick up trash at Mustin Beach, one of five beach cleanup locations at NAS Pensacola. Photo from PWD Navy Natural Resources

AUGUST: A group of T-39 Sabreliners execute a division flight near Ono Island, Ala., in preparation for the aircraft’s retirement, or “sundown” ceremony, which was held Aug. 27 at NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field. The T-39 Sabreliner trained aviators for 51 years. Photo courtesy VT-86/VT-4

NOVEMBER: As part of 2014’s centennial celebrations, a statue of Adm. John Henry Towers is unveiled Nov. 21 by NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins and sculptor retired Navy Capt. Robert L. “Bob” Rasmussen. Towers was in charge of the initial training detachment of nine officers, 23 men and seven pusher-type biplanes. Photo by Mike O’Connor

DECEMBER: NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins speaks after the unveiling of a pelican statue painted as base mascot “J. Gosling” to base personnel and media Dec. 5 at the Walter L. Richardson Building. The pelican statue – attired as a fledgling naval aviator – was presented as the capstone to the base’s centennial year celebration. Photo by Mike O’Connor


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Bahlau assumes command of NAS Whiting Field By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s (NASWF) largest venue nearly wasn’t big enough as every seat was seemingly filled to observe Capt. Matthew Coughlin turn command of the air station over to Capt. Todd Bahlau Dec. 17 The change of command ceremony is a long-standing Navy tradition which is focused around ensuring an orderly transition of duties from one officer to another in front of the assembled crew, and Rear Adm. Mary Jackson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, alluded to the tradition in her opening remarks. “The ceremony is intended to make a permanent mark on your memory and soul about this command, its mission, and what our service members, staff, and family members do to serve our country every day, every moment,” she said. “By the simple, yet profound words, ‘I relieve you,’ you will see it today. The minute those words are uttered, the team knows their leader. This is an imperative in our business.” In addition to helping establish the authority of the incoming commanding officer, the change of command ceremony also helps to highlight the successes of the outgoing “skipper” and praise the capabilities of the new base commander. As the guest speaker for the event, Jackson lauded Bahlau’s selection to become NASWF’s CO. “I know you will be up to every challenge you will face at this command,” she said to Bahlau. “You have a wonderful opportunity ahead of you, and I look forward to cheering your successes from Jacksonville.” He certainly has an impressive track record to follow as NAS Whiting Field was named the region’s nominee to compete in the Navy’s Installation Excellence Award competition. It was the first time Navy Region Southeast selected NAS Whiting Field and follow’s two consecutive secondplace finishes within the region. The recognition was due in

part to Coughlin’s professional management of a sprawling military complex valued at more than $1 billion dollars. His leadership directly enhanced the ability for Training Air Wing Five to meet its aviation training mission. Jackson commended his achievements, expressing the difficulties involved in commanding a naval installation. “Matt, I cannot overstate the impact your leadership has had. You’ve guided your team through many changes and significant challenges. The Navy and the local community are better because of your drive and determination,” she stated. “Thank you for your service to our Navy and nation at a critical time, and congratulations on a job very well done.” Under his guidance, NAS Whiting Field provided air traffic control, emergency fire and rescue services, and runway and grounds maintenance to more than 13,000 acres of property and 4,500 nautical square miles of airspace, supporting the safe execution of 377,000 aircraft flight hours, and four million flight evolutions, as well as classroom and simulator training/support for 3,600 student naval aviators. Productivity at the 15 airfields under Coughlin’s direct control supported Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and allied forces operations, equating to 65 percent of the entire Chief of Naval Aviation Training (CNATRA) annual flight curriculum and accounted for 11 percent of the Department of Defense’s annual flight hours Coughlin retired following the ceremony, so his most tangible form of praise came in the form of his final military award, the Legion of Merit. The citation praised Coughlin’s leadership and effective community outreach efforts. “A champion of regional alliances and partnership with local communities, he spearheaded initiatives to prevent encroachment at aviation training facilities and preserved the Navy’s ability to meet future training requirements, all while bolstering eco-

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At a change of command ceremony held Dec. 17 at NAS Whiting Field, outgoing CO Capt. Matthew Coughlin, right, salutes incoming CO Capt. Todd Bahlau. Rear Adm. Mary Jackson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, presides. Photo by Lt. j.g. Brett Resue

nomic development in the local community,” stated an excerpt from the citation. Although he repeatedly refused to get “misty-eyed,” Coughlin was emotional as he deferred credit for the installation’s successes to the Sailors. “I never, ever, worried about these fine Sailors operating independently either here at NAS Whiting Field or over the horizon. They are well trained professionals that epitomize everything that is right with America,” he stated emphatically. “I can only say – I am most honored to have served with them.” Following the end of his speech, Coughlin read his orders, detaching him from duties as commanding officer of NAS Whiting Field. Bahlau then took center stage and read his orders assigning him to the air station as commanding officer. The two officers exchanged salutes, with Bahlau reciting the words “I relieve you,” before requesting permission to exchange duties from Jackson. Bahlau then stepped up to the podium as the 41st commanding officer of NAS Whiting Field. His wide array of experiences underscore Jackson’s confidence in his ability to navigate the challenges of installation management. His first operational assignment was with the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter

Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 46 (HSL-46) in Mayport, flying the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter. Follow on assignments included: the “Airwolves” of HSL-40 (two tours); the staff of Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group 12 (CCDG-12); the Chief of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C., as the head officer promotion planner; another tour with the Grandmasters, the 33rd Flying Training Squadron (33rd FTS) at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Okla.; and a tour as chief of the Strategic Engagement Cell and chief of the Joint Visitor Bureau at Headquarters International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Bahlau also earned a second Master’s degree from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. His most recent assignment was with the United States Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. He emphasized during his remarks that the Navy was never a job to him, it was a calling. Bahlau’s family history is replete with military veterans. His greatgrandfather served in both the Army and Navy during World War I. Both grandfathers served in World War II – one in the Army and one in the Navy. Two uncles served in the Navy, one of whom was a former commanding officer of NAS Jacksonville; and his father served during Vietnam in the Navy. Given his family history,

Bahlau’s interest in NAS Whiting Field’s past is understandable, and he emphasized how the past reflects the present with a quote from Capt. Harrington, the commanding officer of NASWF in 1958. “Whiting is presently known as a key station in the Naval Air Basic Training Command and as time goes by its value will become even greater ... the station’s success is primarily due to the knowledge, experience and faithful service of its personnel past and present,” Harrington wrote in the 1958 yearbook for the base. The words from 56 years ago have proven to be prophetic, and NAS Whiting Field is no longer an auxiliary air station as it was then, but a naval air station that has become the busiest aviation complex in the world. The installation infrastructure included 13 Navy outlying landing fields comprising 61 percent of all Navy’s OLF’s and supports more than a million flight operations per year. The scale of operations is impressive, and Bahlau recognizes the challenges ahead. “To the men and women of NAS Whiting Field, I am truly honored to stand here today as your commanding officer, and I pledge to you that I will work tirelessly to ensure that we not only maintain, but improve our track record of installation excellence,” he said. “I promise you that I will cherish every day that I am in command.”


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Tryouts scheduled for bowling team

Active-duty personnel are invited to join the NASP bowling team and compete against base teams in the region. Regional winners will compete in the 2015 Navy Bowling Base Team Championship. There is a men’s and a women’s team. Open tryouts are accepted from all branches assigned to NASP and NASP Corry Station. The first practice session was Jan. 3, and the qualifying rounds are Jan. 10 and Jan. 11. For more information, contact the Bowling Center at 452-6380.

Mardi Gras season to kick off today

The annual 2015 Wind Creek Pensacola Mardi Gras kick off celebration is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. today, Jan. 9, on Palafox and Government streets. Mardi Gras krewes will be ceremoniously blessed and proclaimed ready to participate in the 2015 Mardi Gras season. All of Pensacola is encouraged to dance the night away with a second line jazz band street performance while enjoying free king cake. Pensacola’s Grand Mardi Gras Parade is scheduled for Feb. 14, and the Fat Tuesday celebration will be Feb. 17. For more information on Mardi Gras events, go to www.pensacolamardigras.com.

Vet Center offers counseling services

Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Okaloosa County and Bay County in Florida) and the Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer free readjustment counseling services to interested veterans and active duty throughout the region during the month of January. Representatives will be offering services at Hurlburt Field Base Exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Jan. 9. Veterans can speak confidentially with a Vet Center counselor at any time by calling 1-877-WARVETS (877-927-8387). You can contact the Pensacola Vet Center at 456-5886. To learn more, go to www.biloxi.va.gov.

St. John school plans open house

St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, 325 South Navy Blvd., has scheduled an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25. Teachers, parents and students will be available for tours of the campus and to discuss the 2015-16 school year. Tuition assistance and scholarship information also will be provided. The school offers voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) through eighth-grade classes. For more information, call 456-5218 or go to www.stjohnpensacola.com.

PCARA presenting gospel stage play

PCARA Productions will present the gospel stage play, “How Johnnie Mae Got Her Groove On!” Feb. 12-15 at the Pensacola Little Theatre. Tickets are $22 general admission. A $5 off Sweetheart Special is being offered for a limited time. Discount group rates are available for 10 people or more. Tickets can be purchased at Lifeway Christian Bookstore, 1654 Airport Blvd., Pensacola Little Theatre Box Office, or online at www.pcaraonline.com. For more information, call Leroy Williams at 293-5345.

Coin collector gathering Jan. 15

Members of the Pensacola Coin Collector Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation and a coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.

Sea Cadet group enrolling teens Enrollment is open for NAS Pensacola’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (13-18 years old) and U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps (10-14 years old). The unit meets one weekend per month throughout the year. The cadets participate in civic activities and training events to develop a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance. The program is open to both military and nonmilitary affiliated youths. Adult volunteers are welcome. Navy uniform donations are also being accepted. For more information, go to www.seacadets.org or contact Luis Sepulveda at asiso@yahoo.com.

Vet Center social workers win award

The National Association of Social Workers’ Northwest Florida Unit has selected the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s social work staff as the agency of the year for 2015. The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System employs approximately 160 social workers in its five medical facilities (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Eglin and Panama City in Florida). The social workers serve veterans through programs

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Navy League welcomes new leaders Rear Adm. Michael White, Commander, Naval Education and Training Command, conducted the installation and swearing in of the 2015 officers and board members of the Pensacola Council Navy League of the United States during the group’s annual Christmas dinner and dance event Dec. 10 at New World Landing. The new leaders include: • Officers: President, retired Navy Capt. William Cuilik; first vice president, retired Navy command master chief Michael Dollen; second vice president, Nan Harper; third vice president, Edward Rouse; judge advocate, Tom Gonzalez; chaplain, retired Navy Cmdr. David L. Gibson; treasurer, Russell Lentz; and secretary, Betty Williams. • Board members: retired Navy force master chief Robert Anderson, Scott Arkills, Jeri Blankenbeck, retired command master chief Mark Curley, Bill Dagnall, retired Navy Capt. Dean-o Fournier, retired Navy Capt. Dan McCort; retired Navy Capt. John McGill, retired Navy Capt. Kevin Miller, Buck Mitchell; Carol Monroe; retired Navy Capt. Rock Penfold, retired Navy Rear Adm. Donald Quinn; Bobby Riggs, retired Navy cryptologic technician interpretive master chief Butch Wallace, Dr. P. C. Wu; and retired Navy Capt. Ron Zimmerman. The out-going president, Tom Furr, recognized and thanked the out-going board members for their service. They were: retired Navy Capt. A.J. Gallardo, retired Navy Chief of Naval Operations-directed command master chief Mark Harden, Michele Wilson; and retired Navy Capt. Ron Ziembko. For more information, go to www. pensacolanavyleague.us.

Foundation. A silent auction will be held at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. TIP holds the dinner each year to honor emergency responders who go “above and beyond the call of duty” to help victims. The 2015 dinner will recognize a wide variety of people from local agencies. TIP, a non-profit group with no paid employees, also responds to Pensacola Regional Airport whenever the remains of fallen military members are returned home. For more information, go to www.tip-ser.org.

Choral Society holding auditions

The Choral Society of Pensacola – Northwest Florida’s premier symphonic chorus – will hold auditions for new singers from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow, Jan. 10, in Room 801 at the Pensacola State College Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, 1000 College Blvd. Choral Society Artistic Director Xiaolun Chen will conduct the auditions. Auditions also can be arranged by special appointment. For more information, call Chen at 484-1810. For more information on the choral society, go to www.choral societyofpensacola.com.

Club offers activities for new residents The Newcomer’s Club of Greater Pensacola meets at 9 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Pensacola Yacht Club. This month’s meeting is scheduled for Jan. 13. The meeting features games and lunch for $14. The club is open to all women who have resided in Pensacola two years or less. Monthly activities include a book club, bridge, bunco and bowling, chef’s night out, movie afternoon and more. For more information, contact Ann Martin at 432-1826 (e-mail, famartin39@cox.net) or go to www.pensacolanewcomers.com.

‘Ordinary People’ opening Jan. 16

which include but are not limited to, primary care, homeless support, behavioral health, blind rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury and polytrauma and substance abuse. The award will be presented at the annual social work luncheon event in March. For more information, call 456-5886 or go to www.biloxi.va.gov.

The Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) Studio 400 Production of “Ordinary People” will be presented Jan. 16-18 and Jan. 22-24 in the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom Theatre. The play about a troubled teen and his family is rated R. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $17 for café seating. For tickets, call 432-2042 or stop by the PLT Box Office, 400 S. Jefferson St. For more information, go to PensacolaLittle Theatre.com or call 432-2042.

Chamber plans legislative luncheon

Magazine to honor military spouses

The Greater Pensacola Chamber – along with the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and Santa Rosa County Legislative Coalition – will be hosting a Legislative Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand, 200 E. Gregory St. Members of the state delegation are scheduled to attend and answer questions from the audience. Cost is $25 per person (walk-ins $30) or $500 for table sponsor. Limited seating is available. For more information or to make reservations, go to PensacolaChamber.com/Events.

Classes scheduled for military spouses

Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) for Spouses training classes are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 28 and March 28 in the Commanding Officer’s Conference Room at MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450. Classes are free and all military spouses are welcome. L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses training provides an overview of the Marine Corps structure, services and benefits. Participants also get an opportunity to meet other spouses, participate in fun and informative activities, and learn about resources that are available. The training also includes an introduction to what the local area has to offer. Preregistration is required, and child care reimbursement is available. To register, contact Lisa Duvall, MCFTB trainer, by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or by e-mail at lisa.duvall@usmc.mil.

Emergency responders to be honored

Law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, hospital personnel and other emergency responders from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will be honored at a dinner Jan. 24 at Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. The event is organized by the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP), which provides volunteers to help people after fires, car wrecks, crimes and other emergencies. It is being sponsored by the Studer

Military Spouse magazine is taking nominations for the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year (MSoY) awards. Now in its eighth year, the awards honor military spouses from all branches of service and all ranks. Nominations are due by Jan. 16 on behalf of all six branches of the United States military: Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps and National Guard and will be organized at the base, district (Coast Guard), and state (National Guard) level. Candidates will be narrowed down by a series of votes through March 4, and the final selectee will be honored during a live event May 8 in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Military Spouse of the Year program, including nominee eligibility, rules and regulations and how to vote for your favorite candidates, go to http://msoy.militaryspouse.com.

Walk to bring attention to epilepsy

A Walk the Talk for Epilepsy is scheduled for April 11 at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. Registration is scheduled for 8 a.m., and the walk will start at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the race will go to support Pensacola’s Epilepsy Resource Center. To register in advance, go to www.epilepsyfla.org. For more information, call 433-1395.

Group helps those facing mental illness

Members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Pensacola meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 1995 North H St. on the Lakeview Center campus. The non-profit organization exists to educate, advocate and support the mentally ill and their families. For more information, send an e-mail to nami pensacola@gmail.com.

Church offering Alpha program

McIlwain Presbyterian Church, 1220 East Blount St., is kicking off its Alpha program with a free movie and dinner Jan. 13. The program explores the big questions of life. Nicky Gumbel, the developer of the Alpha course, is scheduled to speak. For more information or to make reservations, call 438-5449.

You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication.


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Keep your eyes on the fitness prize From Human Performance Resource Center A DoD initiative under the Force Health Protection and Readiness Program

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ave you ever wondered how different people’s perceptions of the same thing can be so drastically different? You know it’s good for you, and most people should be doing more of it. Yet, when asked, some people will say they love to exercise, while others see it as an overwhelming and impossible task. Our perceptions say a lot about what we value, how we’re feeling, and what we desire, which in turn affects motivations, actions and even physical performance. You probably find that the goals that seem more in reach are more desirable (for example: money, food or a finish line) than the ones that seem further away. For example, when you’re at the end of a

race, and you can see the finish line in front of you, you’ll probably estimate that the finish line is closer to you than it really is. Whether or not the goal is actually closer, believing that it is triggers excitement and effort towards achieving these goals. That’s all well and good if you’re already out running that race, but sometimes getting off the couch is the hardest thing to do when you’re out of shape. Runners who are less fit and less motivated estimate distance to a finish line as being farther than do runners who are fit and more highly motivated. So even if you want to get in shape,

Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 stretch during command physical training at NAS North Island. Photo by MC3 Tim D. Godbee

sometimes your poor fitness can affect your perception of being able to achieve your fitness goals. While negative perceptions might make it harder to get in shape, this doesn’t mean you can’t get in shape just because you’re less fit. Keep your eye on the prize. Exercisers who focus on an end goal and ignore the distractions around them

perceive their goal as being nearer and actually perform better; most importantly, they don’t consider the exercise as difficult. So, if you see your goals as being closer to you in your mind, you will have something to look forward to. This “prize” could be anything. It could literally be the finish line; it could be the next milestone on your

route, such as the building at the end of the block; or it could even be a post-race reward, such as a healthy post-workout smoothie. Remember, some goals are harder to achieve than others, but you can stay the course by imagining what is coming and keeping the selftalk positive. This will help keep your motivation high and the prize within reach.

Challenges from NASP No excuses: work out without a gym their bikes alongside you. DVD or Internet video. You will find MWR to help meet your From www.militaryonesource.mil riding If hitting the trails isn’t for you, that you have all kinds of options, inIt’s fairly common for a mountain there are plenty of other exercluding workouts of various 2015 fitness goals of excuses to stand between people cise options that you can lengths, target areas, intenand their fitness goals. Among the most common excuses for postponing exercise are lack of time, lack of money – or both. If you are one of the many people thinking that fitness is just out of reach because you don't have time or money to spare, there is good news for you. You don’t need to pay a monthly fee to lose weight and you don’t need fancy gym equipment to build muscle. You can get fit simply by using what you have or using low- or no-cost resources and facilities just for military families. If you have a desire to get fit, then you have all the “equipment” you need to reach your goal. Brisk walking and jogging around your neighborhood are great examples of free and convenient exercise. By simply adding one or both of these exercises to your schedule most days each week, you can see a change in your body and an improvement in your mood. If you’re a parent and need to bring your children with you while you walk or jog, push your young children in a stroller or pull them in a wagon. Your older children may enjoy walking or jogging with you or

Paintball Challenge. Blue Angel Park Danger Zone is now open Monday and Friday until 5 p.m. for Challenge Events. The Challenge includes three acres of Woodsball Play, full equipment rental, 500 rounds of paint and free air refills. For reservations and pricing details, contact 281-5489. Bushido Sports Judo Club New Hours • Beginning today (Jan. 9), the Bushido Sports Judo Club will be Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 8-10 a.m. For more details, contact 452-2417.

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Wenzel Gym Deadlift Competition • On Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m., Wenzel Gym will host a deadlift competition. The Schwartz/ Malone Formula will be used to determine winners based on weight lifted pound for pound. Medals will be awarded to both male and female first, second and third place. Weighin will begin at 11 a.m.. For more details, contact 452-6198. Danger Zone Paintball • Are you ready to get in the game? Sign-up for the Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area

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do anywhere with no equipment, including cardiovascular moves such as jumping jacks, jump squats or high knees. Strength training is possible without equipment too. Moves that use your own body weight to strengthen your muscles, like squats, pushups or sit ups can build lean muscles without straining your budget with expensive gym membership fees or high-cost equipment. If you happen to have a few basic pieces of equipment around your house, including a jump rope, a pair of hand weights, medicine ball or resistance bands, you can take cardiovascular exercise or strength training to the next level by adding an extra challenge. While these small, generally inexpensive pieces of equipment can help you reach your fitness goals, you can still create a quality workout without any of this equipment. If you’re new to exercise and you need a little guidance, you may find success by following a workout

sities and techniques. Consider your goals before making a purchase, or network with friends and family members who may have suggestions or videos you can borrow. For anyone who is not easily self-motivated, exercising without the gym may make it a little too easy to give up on fitness goals. Fortunately for military service members and their families, resources are available at low or no cost to help you reach your goals without straining your budget. Onboard NAS Pensacola, the base’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has complete information on fitness and exercise opportunities at http:// naspensacola-mwr.com. With your own determination to succeed, little to no equipment and very little cost – if any, you can get fit, feel great and experience a healthy lifestyle. No more excuses – take the first step toward your fitness goals today.

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A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. – Anonymous

Quotes for a new year

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. – Bill Vaughan People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the new year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. – Anonymous Many years ago, I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions and I’ve stuck with it ever since. – Dave Beard May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions. – Joey Adams We spend Jan. 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives ... not looking for flaws, but for potential. – Ellen Goodman Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to. – Bill Vaughan


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January 9, 2015

Naval aerospace medicine icon retires after 50-plus years From Navy Medicine Operational Training Center

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fter more than a half century of supporting the warfighter through aviation medicine, an icon in the U.S. Navy’s aerospace medicine community retired during a Dec. 4 ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. Cornelius “Fritz” Koppy, a mainstay in U.S. Navy aerospace medicine – first as a Sailor and later as a government service civilian employee – for more than 50 years, retired during the ceremony, an event Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) Officer-in-Charge Capt. Jay S. Dudley said served as a fitting tribute to the individual who helped shape naval aviation medicine into what it is today. “Mr. Koppy has been the cornerstone of consistency in aviation medical standards and the evolution of aviation medicine waiver recommendations,” he said. “He has been the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute’s consistent and treasured sounding board for all issues concerning aviation medicine waivers.” Koppy entered the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman in 1960, deploying to Vietnam shortly after and earning two helicopter rescue awards, naval aircrewman wings while flying missions from Cam Ranh Bay, Republic

of Vietnam, and a Combat Action Ribbon while attached to the 1st Marine Division. He would eventually serve aboard a variety of platforms during his 20-year active-duty career. After retiring from active duty as a chief hospital corpsman, Koppy began working as a medical records librarian in 1980, a position which would eventually evolve into the Aviation Physical Standards Program manager for what is now known as NAMI. Here, Koppy was instrumental in moving what was then known as the Aerospace Physical Qualification Department from Washington, D.C., to Pensacola, an effort which would ultimately lead every U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aviation professional – both commissioned and enlisted – through NAMI. Dudley said that Koppy’s continued efforts have ensured the quality of U.S. Navy aerospace medicine standards – and the frequent waivers for these professionals – has remained

Cornelius “Fritz” Koppy shakes hands with NAS Pensacola Commaning Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins Dec. 4 following Koppy’s retirement at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Photo by MC1 Bruce Cummins

overwhelmingly successful for the past three decades. “His constant vigilance and presence within the department of Aviation Human Performance at NAMI has led to the continuous process improvement of implementing reasonable and appropriate risk-based waivers of the Navy’s aviation medicine standards using data derived decisions to ensure our aviators and aircrew with less than textbook perfect health status can still be permitted to carry on their naval and Marine Corps duties with the proper medical supervision,” he said. Koppy’s efforts toward a community he has seen evolve have been so significant that the Aviation Medical Technician (AVT) of the Year award – a recognition denoting the top AVT in the Navy – was redesig-

nated as the “C.N. ‘Fritz’ Koppy/J.R. Garmeson AVT of the Year” award in 2007. Dudley added that Koppy’s perseverance, efforts, unbridled passion and unmatched knowledge of U.S. Navy Aerospace Medicine – for both enlisted and commissioned service members – resulted in Koppy being designated an honorary flight surgeon, the only former enlisted service member recognized with this honor. “I don’t know where naval aviation medicine would be today without Mr. Koppy’s extensive service to the Navy,” he said. “He has instructed topics of how to apply and to complete aviation medicine waivers to nearly every class of flight surgeons and Aviation Medicine Technicians (AVT) since the 1980s. Each and every flight sur-

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geon has Mr. Koppy’s imprint in their mind when completing every flight physical examination – an enormous impact in naval aviation medicine. In fact, I queried our aviation medicine waiver database from 1980 until 2014 and discovered that his actual administration actions account for 53,351 waiver recommendations to BuPers. What an impact he has had, and on behalf of NMOTC, NAMI and aviation physiologists, AVTs and other naval aviation medical personnel, I wish him and his family the best during this next chapter of his life.” Koppy, a long-time Pensacola resident, will remain in the area. NAMI is a component of NMOTC, the recognized global leader in operational medical and aviation survival training, which reports to Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC) which manages Navy Medicine’s formal enlisted and officer education and training programs, medical operational training for medical and medical support personnel deploying worldwide, and training that prepares aviators and flight crews to survive in land and water mishaps. NAMI, NMOTC and NMETC are all part of the Navy Medicine team, a global health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide high-quality health care to more than 1 million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide.

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Navy Exchange focusing on low-price guarantee By Kristine M. Sturkie Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs

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IRGINIA BEACH, VA. (NNS) – The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced Jan. 5 that its most recent market basket survey shows that customers save on average 24.15 percent when they shop at the NEX, not including sales tax. And that is not the only way customers are guaranteed to save at the NEX. “We want our customers to know that when they shop at their NEX they can be confident that they are getting the lowest price on the items they purchase,” said Tess Paquette, executive vice president, chief merchandising and marketing offi-

cer, NEXCOM. “To ensure that, we offer our Low Price Guarantee to our customers, which includes price matching, 14-day price guarantee as well as our everyday low price on household goods. We want the NEX to be top of mind for our valued customers when it comes to their shopping needs and know that we are committed to delivering quality,

value and savings every day.” The NEX’s price matching policy guarantees that if customers find a lower price on a product at another retailer, the NEX will match the price. If the price difference is $10 or less, the price will be matched on the spot. No proof is required. In addition, if a customer buys an item at a NEX then finds the identical item for less within 14 days in a NEX ad, a local competitor’s ad or at a qualifying online

retailer (Target.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, BabiesRUs.com), the NEX will match the price. The customer just needs to bring in the original NEX store receipt and proof of the current lower price. Finally, to ensure the best prices on household items, the NEX lowered prices on hundreds of every day items such as laundry detergent, bleach, fabric softeners, paper towels and bath tissue. “We know these are items our customers buy on a regular basis,” Paquette said. “We want customers to know when they purchase these items they are getting the best price in town. There’s no need to shop anywhere else but your NEX.” For more news from Navy Exchange Service Command, go to, www.navy.mil/local/nexcom/.

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Trombonist Joe Alessi is scheduled to perform with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra tomorrow, Jan. 10, at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre.

Concert features trombonist Photo, story from the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra will present “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” at 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre, 116 South Palafox Place, as part of its 2014-2015 season. Joe Alessi, the principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, will be the special guest performer. Alessi is scheduled to perform two highenergy pieces that were written exclusively for him. One of them, by Enrique Crespo, will be receiving its world premier performance at this concert. Also on the program is Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” which began as a Tony-

winning musical and went on to be an Oscar-winning movie. The symphony will perform the orchestral arrangement that Bernstein did for the concert hall. Several more symphony concerts are scheduled before the season ends in April. Other upcoming symphony events include: • Mozart Madness, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, First Baptist Church, Pensacola. • Symphony Gala, 6 p.m. Feb. 13, Pensacola Crowne Plaza Hotel. The gala is a formal event that features a gourmet dinner and a performance by Byron Stripling and an allstar jazz combo. The gala provides financial assistance for the orchestra and helps make

possible free concerts for 6,000 fifth-grade students, school activities and free outdoor community concerts. Tickets for the gala are $150. • Sounds of New Orleans, 8 p.m. Feb. 14, Saenger Theatre. • Don Quixote, 8 p.m. March 7, Saenger Theatre. • Russian Spectacular, 8 p.m. March 28, Saenger Theatre. • Organ Symphony, 8 p.m. April 25, Saenger Theatre. A number of matinee dress rehearsals will also be open to the public. Dress rehearsals are scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 10, March 7, March 28 and April 25. Tickets are $5 general admission. For more information, call 435-2533 or go to www. pensacolasymphony.com.

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The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • DangerZone Paintball: Open play from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday and holidays at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Available Thursday and Friday for private parties for groups of 15 or more. Features three acres of woodsball play, full equipment rental and 500 rounds of paint. The park is now open until 5 p.m. Monday and Friday for challenge events. $20 active duty, $30 civilian. Reservations required two weeks in advance. For more information, call 453-4530. • Indoor pool open: Bldg. 3828. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Pool is closed holidays, Wednesdays and the first weekend of the month. Call for applicable fees, specials and restrictions. Youth swim team practices are 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Masters training available for $30 per month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Free Aqua Zumba classes 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday scheduled to resume in January. For more information, call 452-9429. • Pensacola Veterinary Treatment Facility January Special: During the month of January, receive a free puppy or kitten kit with exam. Call for an appointment at 452-6882. • Bushido Sports Judo Club New Hours: Beginning today, Jan. 9, the Bushido Sports Judo Club will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. For details, contact Youth Sports at 452-2417. • Auto Skills Center: NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 1006. Do vehicle repairs yourself. The Auto Skills Center has the tools, the manuals (online), equipment, lifts and stalls, as well as knowledgeable staff that can assist you to do it yourself. Lifts will accommodate motorcycles, ATVs, Gators, golf carts and lawnmowers. Lift rates $6 an hour, $30 a day. For more information, call 452-6542. • Deadlift Competition: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at Wentzel Gym at NASP Corry Station. Weigh-in starts at 11 a.m. The Schwartz/Malone Formula will be used to determine the winners based on weight lifted pound-forpound. Medals will be awarded to male and female competitors for first, second and third place. For more information, call 452-6198. • MWR App: Navylife Pensacola app now Available for Android and Apple devices. It will allow you to view information on all services, programs and activities for NAS Pensacola including hours of operations, locations and GPS, description of services, and even call the facilities directly from your phone. • Discount tickets: Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98, to check out the discounts available on vacations and attractions. For more information, call 452-6354.

FRIDAY

“Annie,” PG, 5 p.m.; “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Pyramid,” R, 6 p.m.; “Top Five,” R, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Penguins of Madagascar” (2D), PG, noon; “Annie,” PG, 2 p.m.; “American Sniper, R, 5 p.m. (free admission); “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” PG-13, 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m.; “Top Five,” R, 4 p.m.; “Horrible Bosses 2,” R, 6:30 p.m.; “The Pyramid,” R, 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Annie,” PG, noon, 2:30 p.m.; “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “The Theory of Everything,” PG-13, 11:30 a.m.; “Horrible Bosses 2,” R, 2 p.m.; “Top Five,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “The Pyramid,” R, 7 p.m.

MONDAY

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Horrible Bosses 2,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “The Pyramid,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Top Five,” R, 7:10 p.m.

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TUESDAY

“The Pyramid,” R, 5 p.m.; “Birdman,” R, 7 p.m.; “Annie,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Top Five,” R, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Penguins of Madagascar” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Theory of Everything,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Annie,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

“Penguins of Madagascar” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Horrible Bosses 2,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “The Pyramid,” R, 7:30 p.m.

Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.

COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com


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SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Womenʼs Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study (for all), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms; 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir

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Fleet and Family Support Center room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • Bʼnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Healing the Angry Brain: Weekly sessions begin 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 13 and continue for six weeks. Program offers a neuropsychological approach to understanding anger. It will be presented by Mario Campa, clinical counselor, and Susan Rivazfar, family advocacy program case manager. Pre-registration is required; contact Rivazfar at susan.rivazfar@navy.mil or 452-5611. • The Habits of Happy People: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Want more joy in life? Make a choice for happiness in

2015. Learn how to achieve a life in which happiness is a habit. Registration not required. For more information, call 452-3472. • Anger Management Workshop: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 (two sessions). Do you feel you get angry at the simplest things. Join us if you want to control your anger before it controls you. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • First Time Dads Class: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9. Parenting tips that every dad should know. This class will provide tips and techniques that will help you properly care for your newborn. For information or to register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Food distribution: Anew Warr ington Baptist Church of God in Christ, 1100 Hawthorne Drive, needs volunteers to help with weekly food distribution program at 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. Volunteers are also needed to help pack food boxes on selected Wednesdays. • Mall Ball: 5:30 p.m. to midnight Jan. 24 at Cordova

Mall. Event supports Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Volunteers needed in all capacities. Volunteers must be 21 or older to participate. Today, Jan. 9, is deadline to sign up. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532 or e-mail NASP_comm_outreach@Navy.mil.


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