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NATTC a 2017 Health, Safety and Fitness Community Service Award winner • NATTC wins ‘Shore Command Category, Large’ By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

Twelve commands were recognized for community service excellence Jan. 9, as Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced the Health, Safety, and Fitness Flagship Awards for calendar year 2017, as detailed in Naval Administrative M e s s a g e (NAVADMIN) 004/18. The Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Awards are managed by NETC as the flag sponsor, and executed by the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC). Winners are recognized for having the best overall community service programs teaching and encouraging individuals, especially youth, to lead active lives. “The Navy’s Health, Safety, and Fitness Flagship Award program promotes positive lifestyles through command

partnerships with schools and communities,” said Capt. Kertreck Brooks, NETPDC commanding officer. “Every day, thousands of Sailors are out in the community, around the world, promoting health and fitness by educating and setting a good example for kids to emulate.” Part of the overall Navy Community Service Program (NCSP), the Health, Safety, and Fitness Flagship Awards highlight Navy volunteers who visit schools and neighborhoods sharing information and giving practical training that focuses on nutrition, hygiene, mental health, disease prevention, leisure skills development, personal safety, drug demand reduction, sports and recreation. Examples of command-sponsored health, safety and fitness events are Special Olympics, the Great American Smokeout, safety and health fairs, and the President’s Award on Physical Fitness and Sports. According to Rear Adm. Kyle

Harold Jones, a paralegal specialist and diversity officer at Navy Medicine Support Command, reads to first-grade students at Timucuan Elementary School in Jacksonville, Fla. as part of a Navy Medicine Support Command-sponsored community service volunteer program at the school. Navy file photo by Bruce Cummins

Cozad, NETC commander, devoting the time to improve health, safety, and fitness in the community is time well-spent by commands and sows the seeds of great rewards. “This program re-enforces the Navy’s commitment and support

to our surrounding communities,” said Cozad. “Continuing partnerships and positive leadership make a significant difference in the quality of lives for our Sailors and in those lives they touch.” The 2017 Health, Safety and

Fitness Flagship Award winners by category are: Shore Command Category: • Small Winner: Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii See Awards on page 2

NAS Pensacola VITA tax assistance center coming soon By Ens. Lewis Aldridge NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Office

Tax season is fast approaching but the good news is that the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center onboard NAS Pensacola will be opening soon to assist active duty, retirees and dependents file their returns. This service will be available starting Jan. 30 on

every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. until April 17, the U.S. national tax day. The VITA Center will be located at 121 Cuddahy Street in Bldg. 680 Suite D, room 225 E. There will be signs displayed which will direct people to the center location. The services provided include computer access to tax software, which will help walk each person through the necessary steps to ensure proper compli-

ance with the Internal Revenue Service. Furthermore, there will be an attendant on-hand to answer any questions. At this time, the VITA Center is looking for volunteers to assists in the operations of this valuable service. No experience is necessary and this is a fantastic way to accumulate community service hours while helping those in need. If interested, contact LN2 Ashley Price at 452-5579 or by e-mail at ashley.e.price@navy.mil.

NASP command reaches milestone: 1,000 days ARI-free Story, photo by Ens. Lewis Aldridge NAS Pensacola Public Affairs Office

Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola reached an exciting milestone of 1,000 days free of alcohol-related incidents (ARI) Dec. 30. Since Dec. 9, 2014 a handmade

wooden tally board has been prominently displayed in the quarterdeck of NASP headquarters and tracked how many days the installation has been ARI-free. The board is updated every day and all who enter the building can see the base’s commitment to discipline and dedication with See 1,000 Days on page 2

Royal Navy onboard NASP... Capt. Bill Lintz (right), commanding officer, Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), meets with Royal Navy Cmdr. Katherine Clare, British defense staff with the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., during her visit to CIWT Jan. 9. Clare toured CIWT and Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, and discussed future information warfare training integration. Photo by Glenn Sircy

When to dial 911 ...

In 2017, Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC) had many emergency calls going to other than 911. Natural gas leaks, smell of electrical burning and people trapped in the elevator were called into the regional or local call center/trouble desk. To be clear, these are EMERGENCY CALLS and need to be called into the 911 Regional Dispatch Center – not the call centers or even the F&ESGC Admin Line. Misdirected calls are a dangerous practice as valuable time is lost. Remember, in the event of an emergency, call 911. Cell phone calls go to Escambia County 911: advise them you are onboard NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station or Saufley Field and they will transfer you to the Regional Dispatch Center, where you can give all the information pertinent to the emergency (to include your call back number). If you are calling from a base telephone it will go directly to the Regional Call Center. A tally board on the NAS Pensacola command headquarters quarterdeck reflects Any time you have an emergency whether it is medical, fire or police, immediately call 911. Remember, seconds count. – Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast the command’s committment to remaining free of alcohol-related incidents.

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Sailors making Sailors: Battle Stations-21 By Alan Nunn RTC Public Affairs

GREAT LAKES (NNS) – Thick, acrid smoke chokes a compartment, diminishing recruits’ visibility and confidence in equal measure. Blinding lights pulse irregularly, blending with a relentless and unnerving soundtrack of a ship in distress. A sensory overload raises the tension and confusion brought on by a long night of physical exertion and mental stress. Out of the darkness comes an assured and urgent voice, “His life is in your hands; you need to hurry up!” The recruits at Recruit Training Command are participating in Battle Stations 21 training simulator aboard the USS Trayer (BST-21). Recruit divisions work through a 12-hour experience as a comprehensive test of the skills and teamwork learned during their eight weeks of basic training. The commanding voice belongs to AME1 Christopher Collins, a BST-21 facilitator who has been in his position for the past seven months of his more than 14year Navy career. Collins is one of approximately three dozen BST-21 facilitators who evaluate as many as 16 divisions a week. On any given night, as many as 352 recruits face the ultimate test of what they have learned over the course of their training. About 30,000 to 40,000 recruits participate in Battle Stations annually before graduating

Recruits record gauge and alarm readings during a watch-standing evolution at the training facility USS Trayer (BST-21) during “Battle Stations.” Battle Stations is the capstone event that recruits must pass prior to graduation, testing their knowledge and skills in basic seamanship, damage control, firefighting and emergency response procedures. Photo by MC1 Amanda S. Kitchner

from RTC and beginning their Navy careers. On this night, Collins is assessing a group of 10 recruits as they advance through 17 scenarios, some modeled after real-life events faced by Sailors aboard the USS Cole, USS Tripoli, USS Forrestal and USS Stark. Each scenario begins with a 5 to 10 minute briefing, in which recruits are given objectives and, if they are paying enough attention, will provide details and answers to help them achieve those objectives.

“Imagine you’re taking a test, its 70 degrees, you have a nice glass of water, there’s no ambient noise,” Collins said. “You’re probably going to do real well on that test you studied for. Now let’s flip it. It’s hot, you’re in coveralls, and you have somebody in your face yelling, stressing you out a little bit more.” Collins explained that seeing how recruits respond and perform in stressful situations is a critical part of the assessment. “Not everything in life is going to be perfect,” Collins said. “That’s what we want to show them, this event might hap-

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regards to the responsible use of alcohol. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin, was ecstatic about the command’s achievement. “I am so proud of the NAS Pensacola community for its continued dedication to responsible alcohol use,” Martin said. “To reach 1,000 days free of alcohol-related incidents is an outstanding accomplishment but it doesn’t stop here. I look forward to seeing many more milestones hit during the remainder of my tenure.” The Navy seeks to combat problems with substance abuse through its Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) programs. These are designed to teach Sailors how to act responsibly when consuming alcohol while also providing those who have trouble with alcoholism and substance abuse the resources needed to recover. In addition to NADAP, the Navy has also launched other campaigns including “Keep What You’ve Earned” and “Who Will Stand Your Watch” which choose to highlight achievements and accomplishments of Sailors during their Naval careers, while also educating them about the consequences of poor decisions involving alcohol. NAS Pensacola, situated in Escambia County, employs more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel. This includes major tenant commands: Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 and 23, the Blue Angels and the headquarters for Naval Education and Training Command.

• Small Honorable Mention: Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit, Lemoore, Calif. • Medium Winner: Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit, Keesler AFB, Miss. • Medium Honorable Mention: Navy Medicine Professional Development Center, Bethesda, Md. • Large Winner: Naval Air Technical Training Center, Pensacola, Fla. • Large Honorable Mention: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham, Hawaii and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Overseas Category: • Small Winner: Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Unit One, Guam • Large Winner: U.S. Naval Hospital, Naples, Italy • Large Honorable Mention: U.S. Naval Hospital, Guam Sea Category: • Medium Winner: Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Three, San Diego, Calif. • Large Winner: U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three, Port Hueneme, Calif. • Large Honorable Mention: USS Gerald R.

pen. It might go 100 percent smooth, but now here’s a curveball. Let’s see what you can do under stress.” That true character is put to the test aboard the USS Trayer, a 2/3-scale, 210foot long mockup of an Arleigh Burkeclass destroyer enclosed within a 90,000-gallon pool in a 157,000-squarefoot building on board RTC. The trainer uses Hollywood-style special effects to create challenging and realistic training scenarios. Before recruits graduate from boot camp, they spend a night aboard USS Trayer, loading stores, getting underway, handling mooring lines, standing watches, manning general quarter stations, stopping floods and combating shipboard fires. As late night turns to early morning, recruits and staff alike look forward the capping ceremony, where recruits for the first time have earned the right to replace the ball cap that identifies them as a recruit with one that reads Navy. Collins has witnessed his share of capping ceremonies, but each one brings its own sense of fulfillment. “You see the recruits with the smiles on their face and the tears in their eyes and they thank you,” Collins said. “You can just hear it and feel that it’s sincere. In knowing that, whether it’s an eye-opening experience, an ‘a-ha’ moment or an ‘OK, now I know what I’m getting myself into,’ they’re grateful for the experience that you’ve lead them through that night, to transition into Sailors.”

Ford (CVN 78), Norfolk, Va. The NCSP was launched in 1992 by then-Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Frank B. Kelso, with the goal of fostering and nurturing community ties with the Navy and promoting volunteerism while developing better naval leaders through experience in the program. NCSP consists of five flagship award categories, including the Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship, Personal Excellence Partnership Flagship, Project Good Neighbor Flagship, Campaign Drug Free Flagship and Environmental Stewardship Flagship. A separate Navy command sponsors and administers each flagship category. In addition to executing the Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Award, NETPDC provides products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development and personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Voluntary Education Department, the Navy Advancement Center, and the Resources Management Department. Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found at https:// www. netc. navy. mil/ netc/ netpdc/ Default.htm.

Clarification ... In the Jan. 5 issue of Gosport, the front page photo caption of Bldg. 1754’s demolition should have included, “The construction crew was aware of the archaeological site and burial grounds prior to demolition. Extensive planning and care was exercised throughout the removal of the house.”

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Craig Lewis was last week’s winner.

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher T. Martin 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.

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The traditions of ship commissioning By Lt.j.g. Chloe Morgan Naval History and Heritage Command

The Navy’s use of the word “commission� means the placing of a ship in active service. The commissioning ceremony is one of the most significant milestones in the life of a ship as it marks her acceptance as a unit of the operating forces of the United States Navy. Brought to life after ship naming, keel laying, christening and launching, time-honored naval customs and traditions help welcome a warship into the fleet. The commissioning ceremony has been a tradition in the U.S. Navy since December 1775, when the Alfred, the first ship of the Continental Navy, was commissioned at Philadelphia. Derived from British naval custom, these early commissionings were not public affairs and no written procedure for commissioning was laid down in Navy’s early days. The first specific references to commissioning located in naval records is a letter dated Nov. 6, 1863, from Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Gideon Welles to all navy yards and stations. The secretary directed: “Hereafter the commandants of navy yards and stations will inform the Department, by special report of the date when each vessel preparing for sea service at their respective commands, is placed in commission.� In recent years, commissioning ceremonies have come to be public occasions with unique traditions.

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The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York is commissioned in New York. The ship has 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers forged into its bow and will be used to support humanitarian, amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions around the world. Photo by PO1 Dan Meaney

A central figure in a ship’s life is the sponsor. Chosen by the Secretary of the Navy, a ship’s sponsor is a female who is typically selected for her relationship to the namesake or to the ship’s current mission in accordance with SECNAV Instruction 5031.1C. There have been numerous notable sponsors with deep ties to a ship’s service. When the escort ship USS Harmon (DE 678), the first U.S. Navy ship to be named for an African American, was laid down in 1943, it was sponsored by Naunita Harmon Carroll, mother of the

late Mess Attendant First Class (Matt1c) Leonard Roy Harmon. For the commissioning of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in 1975, more than 20,000 people watched as Catherine Nimitz, the eldest daughter of the late Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, fulfilled her duties as the carrier’s sponsor. Once selected, the sponsor maintains that role for the entire commissioned life of the ship. Of course, the ship could not come alive without her crew. “Plank owners� are Sailors who are members of the

crew of a ship when that ship is placed in commission. These Sailors have an immense responsibility to turn the ship from a metal vessel to a living, fighting manned warship. Leading the crew, the ship’s prospective commanding officer (PCO) serves as the traditional host of the commissioning ceremony. A commissioning ceremony is usually filled with speeches from flag officers, civil leaders and other distinguished visitors. The Navy leader who delivers one of the final speeches usually places the ship into commission by announcing it to the crowd. At the completion of the speech, the prospective commanding officer orders the prospective executive officer to hoist the colors and the commissioning pennant. After the pennant is hoisted, it is customary for the PCO to formally read the orders appointing him to command. Understanding that the ship is now a fighting member of the fleet, the now commanding officer orders the executive officer to set the watch. The final part of the ceremony is also the most iconic. In a time-honored Navy tradition, the ship’s sponsor gives the order, “Man our ship and bring her to life!� The crew responds by saying “Aye, aye, ma’am,� and runs toward the brow to man the ship as Anchors Aweigh is played. Crew members take their places, side-by-side, mann ing the rails as the ship’s systems came online. Radars, weapon systems and other parts of the ship begin to move, symbolizing the ship coming to life.

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30th Surface Navy Association Symposium has a focus on cross-domain integration By MC3 Brianna L. Bowens


RYSTAL CITY, Va. (NNS) – The 30th Annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium kicked off Jan. 9 to discuss innovative solutions for current and future surface warfare challenges in Crystal City, Va. The theme this year is “Surface Forces and Cross-Domain Integration,” to highlight common procedures and combined exercises across the air, land, maritime, space and cyberspace domains in preparation for a more powerful and integrated Naval Surface Force. The symposium will provide an opportunity for naval leaders, government officials and members of private industry to discuss a broad range of professional and career issues for the surface community. “With our theme of ‘Surface Forces and Cross-Domain Inte-

gration,’ we have brought together an impressive list of speakers to offer their perspectives on how the Surface Force can meet the challenges and opportunities in today’s multi-domain warfighting environment,” said retired Vice Adm. Barry McCullough, president, Surface Navy Association. “We’ll examine the requirements and operations; shipbuilding and maintenance; science and technology; research and development; and the manpower and training issues that impact our force and the Navy, as well as how we integrate with air, sur-

“Surface Forces and Cross-Domain Integration,” highlighted common procedures and combined exercises across the air, land, maritime, space and cyberspace domains in preparation for a more powerful and integrated Naval Surface Force. Official U.S. Navy file photo

face and expeditionary forces and our international allies and partners.” The Surface Navy Association was incorporated in 1985 to promote greater coordination and communication among the

military, business and academic communities who share a common interest in naval surface warfare and to support the activities of Surface Naval Forces. The SNA symposium continued through Jan. 11. View sym-

posium information on the Navy Live blog at http://navylive. dodlive.mil/2018/01/07/surfacenavy-association-30th-annualnational-symposium/ and join the conversation on social media using #SNA2018.

USS Wasp completes relief missions, joins 7th Fleet From Combined Task Force 76 Public Affairs

PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) – The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) entered U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Jan. 6, after completing nearly two months of disaster relief efforts in the Caribbean Sea. Wasp departed Norfolk Aug. 30, to replace USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in Sasebo, Japan, as the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in region. While still in the initial phase of its transit, the ship diverted to the Caribbean Sept. 4, to assist the U.S. Virgin Islands and Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Irma and then provided assistance to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm regarded as the worst natural disaster in the history of the American commonwealth island. In support of relief efforts, Wasp aircraft flew 108 missions on the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico totaling 385 hours of flight time moving 1,129 total passengers along with 26,720 pounds of equipment and 1,718,200 pounds of various logistical support items, including 328,100 pounds of food and water.

The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) transiting the Strait of Magellan, Dec. 10, 2017. Wasp is transiting to Sasebo, Japan to conduct a turnover with the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the forward-deployed flagship of the amphibious forces in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Photo by MC3 Levingston Lewis

Once detached from relief efforts in late October, Wasp resumed her transit to 7th Fleet, briefly stopping in Rio de Janeiro and then transiting the Strait of Magellan as it crossed from

the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean. Wasp made a port visit to Joint Naval Base Pearl HarborHickam, Hawaii, in time for her crew to bring in the New Year ashore. She

departed Jan. 2, to continue the journey toward Sasebo. During the transit to Japan, Wasp crew have engaged in a near-constant cycle of training to help ensure readiness for the wide-spanning missions of 7th Fleet. The crew has actively completed drills in damage control, combat systems, aviation and casualty response. This training has been interspersed with professional and personal development such as suicide prevention, cultural appreciation and career management. Seventh Fleet, which celebrates its 75th year in 2018, spans more than 124 million square kilometers, stretching from the International Date Line to the India/Pakistan border and from the Kuril Islands in the North to the Antarctic in the South. Seventh Fleet’s area of operation encompasses 36 maritime countries and 50 percent of the world’s population with between 5070 U.S. ships and submarines, 140 aircraft and approximately 20,000 Sailors in the 7th Fleet. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/ usnavy or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, visit www. navy. mil/ local/c7f/.



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Training IT initiatives focus on modernization

Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training & Education) Frank DiGiovanni discusses ongoing information technology (IT) initiatives with Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) IT staff. As part of Sailor 2025’s Ready, Relevant Learning initiative, NETC is working on leveraging learning technology to modernize training modes and maximize their impact and relevance to better provide Sailors with the right training at the right time in their careers. Photo by Carla M. McCarthy From Naval Education and analyzed various processes ernize training modes and Training Command Public and initiatives that have de- maximize their impact and Affairs veloped over the years and is relevance.

Naval Education and Training Command’s (NETC) information technology (IT) (N6) staff provided updates for ongoing IT program initiatives to Frank DiGiovanni, Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education) and members of the Chief of Naval Personnel’s Enterprise Support Team during a visit to NETC Dec. 15. With the Navy transforming the way it attracts, trains and retains top talent, Sailors require the most advanced technical training at their fingertips to maintain operational superiority. NETC has

making changes to move beyond the current model of enand taking rolling instructor-led training. “We are Sailor focused first,” DiGiovanni said. “What we’re trying to do is improve quality of life, quality of service for our Sailors, and that means the Navy should provide those services the same way they get them in the private sector, the same way they got them when they grew up.” As part of Sailor 2025’s Ready, Relevant Learning initiative to ensure Sailors are provided the right training at the right time, NETC N6 is working on leveraging learning technology to mod-

One objective of Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education (MPT&E) transformation efforts is to integrate IT architecture, highlighting adaptability and focusing on the goals of enabling Sailor self-service through single sign-on, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) strategy and governance, data warehouse consolidation and a reduced infrastructure. “We want to migrate NETC’s current IT portfolio, which was developed inhouse and is highly customized with limited interoperable, into a robust integrated COTS architecture consisting of a system of systems,” said Robyn Baker,

NETC’s command information officer. “The current and new generations of Sailors prefer to learn by gaming, simulations and collaboration. NETC’s move to a cohesive, integrated commercial solution with best business practices and modern user interfaces will provide dynamic training management solutions required for the fleet.” NETC’s future learning blueprint will reduce the amount of time Sailors are in a classroom but not necessarily the amount of training they receive or have on hand through technology. “We have a responsibility to our Sailors, who have volunteered to put their lives on the line in service to our nation, to minimize administrative distractions so they can stay laser focused on the mission and be the most lethal fighting force the world has ever seen,” DiGiovanni said. The discussions included the NETC IT proposed architecture for modernizing training IT through a “Learning Stack,” which is a learning management concept that will contain multiple tools and techniques. In addition, some personnel and data-related functions of NETC’s current portfolio will migrate outside of the Learning Stack into other elements of the MPT&E core capabilities, such as the Integrated Pay and Personnel System, Authoritative Data Environment and Customer Relationship Management. Behind the scenes, NETC

has recently consolidated several programs at the Navy Enterprise Data Center in New Orleans, including Navy e-Learning as one of the largest distance learning environments in the world with 14,000 courses; Corporate Enterprise Training Activity Resource Systems (CeTARS) for MPT&E training data management; and Authoring Instructional Materials (AIM), used in developing instructional materials for Navy instructor-led training. NETC is the largest shore command in the Navy and is comprised of more than 12,000 military and staff personnel at more than 230 subordinate activities and detachments in the United States and at remote sites overseas. NETC provides training and education to more than 31,000 students on any given day. Sailor 2025 is comprised of nearly 45 initiatives to improve and modernize personnel management and training systems to more effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward, and retain the force of tomorrow. It is focused on empowering Sailors, updating policies, procedures, and operating systems, and providing the right training at the right time in the right way to ensure Sailors are ready for the Fleet. For additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website www.netc. navy.mil or www.navy.mil/ local/cnet/.



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NASWF selects Wever Sailor of the Year By Ens. Caroline Ready NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently announced its Sailor of the Year (SoY) as ABH1 Terrance Wever.

Wever is the assistant chief of training at NASWF Fire and Emergency Services, Milton, where he managed 89 personnel and his efforts ensured 10 Navy Outlying Landing Fields, reaching two states and five counties, were manned with qualified personnel for Training Wing Five and Training Wing Six operations. He executed 729 live fire drills, which qualified all firefighters, he certified 49 pump operators, 12 fire inspectors, 20 fire instructors and 12 fire officers, resulting in the highest certified department in the region. As the assistant command fitness leader (ACFL), Wever proctored two physical fitness assessment (PFA) cycles for

more than 230 command personal, managed 14 ACFL’s in conducting 72 sessions of physical training and lead 49 command fitness enhancement program sessions. Wever has created an environment conducive to advancement, retention and morale. Under his leadership, there was advancement of six of his junior Sailors, three being meritorious promotions. He assisted in the selection of four Blue Jackets of the Quarter and has chaired one Junior SoY board. “If they need resources I make sure that I am able to provide them the resources that they are looking for,” Wever said. “If they need career advice I make sure to know the programs they are eligible for and provide

the career information that would benefit them in the long run.” Wever dedicated over 100 off-duty hours with the Pace Athletics Recreation Association helping local kids foster their social skills and understand the importance of teamwork. He volunteered 12 hours at Santa Rosa Country Blackwater cleanup by canoeing over five miles and collecting half a ton of debris. He also assisted with the Santa Rosa County Kids House and coordinated four fundraisers and two command events as the treasurer of the First Class Petty Officer Association. Previous Commanding Officer NAS Whiting Field Capt. Todd Bahlau, recognized Wever’s dedi-

ABH1 Terrance Wever and previous Naval Air Station Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau after Wever was announced as Sailor of the Year in 2017. Photo by Ens. Thomas Nessler

cation to his job, as second to none. “Without hesitation, petty officer Wever readily accepts increased responsibility, no matter how complex, producing outstanding results and ahead of schedule,” Bahlau said. “His dedication to the Navy Core Values and

overall excellence is beyond reproach.” The SoY must embody “a history of sustained superior performance, command impact, mission contribution, proven leadership, dedication to selfimprovement, outstanding professionalism and superior personal appearance,”

according to OP1700.10N. NAVINST SoY candidates consistently demonstrate exceptional performance and personal standards. They exhibit passion for improving the lives of those around them, both within the workplace and the community.

Threatened gopher tortoise population surveyed, protected at Whiting Field By Ens. Nicholas Spaleny NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Public Works Department (PWD) surveys and protects threatened gopher tortoise population onboard NASWF properties, ensuring their safety and security on the installation. In 2008, the gopher tortoises were placed on the threatened species list and are protected by both Florida and Alabama state law. Since then NASWF PWD is responsible for annual surveys of the gopher tortoise habitats and compiling reports of the populations onboard the property. Kelsey Hamm, natural resources intern with the Student Conversation Association has been working hard conducting the survey efforts this year alongside the PWD Natural Resources Manager Christina Malitz. “They are a keystone species,” Hamm said, meaning that they play a crucial role in the ecosystem in that other species largely depend on them. “Their burrows can be up to six feet long, and 20 feet deep, and provide refuge

for approximately 360 other species from temperature extremes and predators.” The species can be identified by their stumpy, elephant-like hind feet and shovel-like forelimbs adapted for digging. The gopher tortoise gets its name simply for their ability to dig these large deep burrows. “We mark the burrows with GPS points and collect biological data such as whether the burrows are active and inactive, and we note the tortoises’ gender and maturity,” Hamm said. This year more than 90 individual gopher tortoises have been found so far on Whiting Field, however the survey also includes all properties owned by NASWF, including the outlying fields. Gopher tortoise habitats have been found at 10 of the 15 properties owned by NAS Whiting Field. The team has marked more than 400 burrows to date with 82 new burrows found this year alone. Individual gopher tortoise will dig multiple burrows in a year, complicating population estimates. The Candidate Conservation Agreement for the Gopher Tortoise signed in 2008 describes the system used for marking burrows.

In flight clear zones at NAS Whiting Field and its outlying fields, a mission approved orange cone marking system is used. The orange cones have been stenciled with “gopher tortoise” and are placed adjacent to the burrows” as a means of protecting burrows from mowing equipment and other heavy machinery. Outside of clear zones on NAS Whiting Field lands, flexible markers with “gopher tortoise” decals are driven into the ground adjacent to burrows. Aside from the gopher tortoise, the Public Works Department also looks for and monitors any state and federally listed species, such as the reticulated flatwood salamander. They have not sighted these salamanders since 2011 but they hold a higher priority due to their listing as an endangered species. What should you do if you come across a gopher tortoise on base? “Leave them alone,” Malitz said. She went on to suggest that “if you see them in the road, then pick them up to move them to the side of the road in the same direction they were heading, but if they aren’t in any danger the best thing to do is just leave them alone.” For more, e-mail christina.malitz@navy.mil.



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GOSPORT Military notices PACPOA scholarship deadline

The Pensacola Area Chief Petty Officer Association (PACPOA) plans to award its second annual National Flight Academy scholarship for the 2018 season. The scholarship is open to seventh grade to 12th grade family members of all ranks of the military (active duty, retired and veterans) and first responders from any for the NAS Pensacola tenant commands as well as Naval Hospital Pensacola. NFA information and schedule can be found at www.nationalflightacademy.com. Request for an application and completed application can be sent to jarred.scolari@navy.mil. Application deadline is Feb. 28. The PACPOA will not cover any travel cost for applicants who do not live in the Pensacola area, but they are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed by board members and the winner will be announced March 5. Applications will be reviewed by board members and the winner will be announced Feb 4. For more information, e-mail AEC Jarred Scolari at jarred.scolari@navy.mil.

Language test appointments available Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, contact CIWT_CRRY_ Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers at www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.

Enrollment open for SIU courses The Southern Illinois University Extended Campus, Pensacola, is accepting applications for the Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development. Classes are available online or seated at NAS Pensacola. Apply online at www.siu.edu and the application fee is waived. Spring semester begins Jan. 20. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Representatives from SIU are located in the Navy College Center, 250 Chambers Avenue, Bldg. 634, Suite 13. For more information, call Caroline Norris-Watson at 455-2449 or e-mail pensacola @siu.edu.

Onboard NASP Special screening at NNAM The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation invites audiences into the experience of becoming and serving as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps in “We, The Marines,” is now open on the Giant Screen Theater at the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM). Narrated by former marine and Academy Awardwinning actor Gene Hackman, “We, The Marines” honors something more than dedication and service. The film offers an unforgettable glimpse into the first-hand experiences of America’s “first responders” and what it takes to become the men and women who honor and defend the United States. “We, The Marines” is suitable for general audiences and school groups. Its approximate run time is 38 minutes. For more information, visit www. NavalAviationMuseum.org.

Naval Academy and NROTC invite There will be an Information Symposium on the US Naval Academy and NROTC programs held at the National Naval Aviation Museum Blue Angels Atrium Jan. 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives of other service academies will also be present to answer questions. Interested middle and high school students, parents, teachers and counselors are welcome. Free tickets are required and available via www.EventBrite.com. For more information, contact Kathy McCartan at 716-4679.

National Flight Academy hiring event Seasonal and part-time positions will be in the spotlight during a hiring event scheduled for Jan. 20 at the National Flight Academy, 1 Fetterman Way. There will be two sessions available at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center is partnering in the event and assisting with the presentation. Applicants must be at least 20 years old, pass a level-two background screening and have a Florida-issued driver’s license or ID card. Sign-up sheets for interview slots will be available for anyone interested in applying for the jobs. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each start time. Applicants will receive an introduction and overview of the NFA’s mission and a tour of the facility. A question-and-answer session also will be

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“Read all about it...” Purple Heart recipients sought The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park Commission. Dedicated on November 10, 2006, the Hall’s mission is to collect, preserve, and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients. The primary way in which Purple Heart recipients are honored is through enrollment in The Roll of Honor electronic database which is accessible in The Hall’s main gallery and on its website, www.thepurpleheart.com. Purple Heart recipients are encouraged to become members of the Roll of Honor by completing an enroll form and submitting it to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Family members and friends may also enroll Purple Heart recipients, living or deceased, by completing an enrollment form and providing supporting evidence. Enrollment is voluntary and free of cost. Help us honor and preserve the stories of these deserving men and women by enrolling them today in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. To enroll a Purple Heart recipient or for more information, visit www.thepurpleheart .com. conducted. For more information and to register call 4587836 or 877-552-3632. Visit the website at www. nationalflightacademy.com.

FFSC announce new workshops The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next class is scheduled for Jan. 18 • Kiddie Kraft: 10 a.m. to noon, today Jan 12 at Lighthouse Terrace, No. 1 Price Ave. • Anger Control: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 16 and Jan. 23. Attendance is mandatory for both sessions • Imagination Station: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is Jan. 18 • New spouse, Newcomer orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Jan. 19 • Tips to Building Self-Esteem: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 22 • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 11 a.m. noon, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29 • Healing the Angry Brain: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Jan. 22 to Feb. 20. Attendance is mandatory for all six sessions • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 24 • Music and Movement: 10 a.m. to noon, Jan 26 at Lighthouse Terrace, No. 1 Price Ave. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 26 For information or to register for any of these classes, call 452-5990.

New delivery option onboard NASP Izzy’s Pizza Delivery now open on NAS Pensacola. Enjoy Izzy’s tax free pizza, wings and salads delivered straight to your door. Open Monday through Friday 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. To place order or for more information, call 4583271.

You can join Coast Guard Auxiliary For more than 75 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has offered citizens an opportunity to gain education and training while assisting the U.S. Coast Guard. Auxiliarists may choose among programs such as boating safety, public education, public affairs, Interpreter Corps, communications, Marine Environmental Programs (MEP), operations and U.S. Coast Guard support. Following training, auxiliarist may assist in a number of ways. Members also develop and share new skills with the community and other members. Anyone interested in joining the Milton Flotilla can attend a meeting at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the City of Milton Fire Station, 5321 Stewart St. For more information, go to www.cgaux.org or www.flotilla18.com.

until 11 p.m., plus many other events. The post is located at 5000 Lillian Hwy. near the post office. For further information, call 455-0026.

Around town Glenn Miller orchestra live Come hear the Glenn Miller orchestra, one of the greatest bands of all time, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m., as they bring unique jazz and big band sounds to the National Naval Aviation Museum. The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, a fully self-contained 19 member group, is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today. Since 1956, the band has been consistently performing an average of 300 live dates each year worldwide. For more information, visit www.navalaviationmuseum.org/event/glenn-miller-orchestra-2018/.

Annual I Pink I Can Run scheduled The 5th annual I Pink I Can Run will be held Feb. 24 at Flora-Bama starting with a 9 a.m. gun start. This run offers a great course, awards, food, music, after party and fun. Join in to show extra love for breast cancer survivors. All the proceeds from the event will go to the Keeping Abreast Foundations’ breast health programs and help individuals in the community receive screening and diagnostic imaging services. To register, visit www.active.com/perdido-keyfl/running/distance-running-races/5th-annual-ipink-i-can-run-2018?int=.

New Gulf Shores entrance prices Gulf Islands National Seashore officials announced changes to entrance and Fort Pickens Campground fees began Jan. 1. The following is a listing of the new prices: Type of Entrance: • Private Vehicle: $20 • Individual (on foot, bicycle, or in large noncommercial vehicle): $10 • Motorcycle: $15 • Annual Pass: $40 Fort Pickens Campground: • Loops A, C, & E (power and water): $40 • Loops B & D (tent only): $20 Entrance passes are valid for seven days and provide access to all areas within the National Seashore including Fort Pickens, Johnson Beach, Opal Beach, Fort Barrancas and Okaloosa. Entrance fees are not charged to persons under 16 years of age or to holders of the Senior Pass (age 62 or older), Active Duty Military Pass (free annually), Access Pass (permanently disabled) and America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. For more information about the Gulf Island National Seashore, visit www.nps.gov/GulfIslands. For more information from the National Park Servies, visit www.nps.gov.

Camellia club meeting invitation The regular third-Tuesday membership meeting of the Pensacola Camellia Club (PCC) will occur Jan. 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will include a review of the camellia show with slides. Membership is a loss-leader at $10/year. For further information about the club and membership, visit www.pensacolacamelliaclub.com or call Norman Vickers at 484-9183.

Traveling senior group meeting Panhandle Senior Travelers, an all-volunteer, non-profit tour group for Seniors 50 and over, will meet at Asbury Place, 750 College Blvd., behind Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5725 N. 9th Avenue. Annual membership fee is $14 per year. Meeting are held the third Tuesday of each month, January through March. The next meeting will be Jan. 16 starting at 5 p.m. to accept membership applications, pick up travel brochures, pay deposits and pay the balance for trips. During the meeting the members will hear details about future trips and listen to speakers on travel related topics. For more information, visit www.PSTravelers. org or call Vivian Krumel at 324-0626.

Red Cross volunteers serve at hospital The American Red Cross could use your help if you have four hours a week to be of service to the patients, families and staff of Naval Hospital Pensacola. Duties include transporting patients in wheelchairs, answering the phone and giving directions to the hospital or inside the hospital. To sign up as a volunteer or for more information, call 505-6036 (from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday trough Friday).

VFW post promises fun and relaxation Volunteer at Pensacola lighthouse Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 706 would like to invite all current military, retired veterans and all veterans to stop by and visit the post. There will be karaoke on Thursday and Saturday, from 7 p.m.

The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is looking for volunteers to help keep the light shining. If you need to earn community service hours or just love history, contact Diane Johnson at 393-1561.

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Quotations carved in stone from the MLK Memorial “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” – Strength to Love, 1963. “If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” – Christmas sermon, Atlanta, Ga., 1967. “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” – From the “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963. “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – Washington National Cathedral, March 31, 1968. “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” – March for Integrated Schools, April 18, 1959. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Letter from Birmingham, Ala., jail, April 16, 1963. “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” – Stride Toward Freedom, 1958.

Civil rights giant fought for principles with universal applicability By Michael Jay Friedman http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov


mericans on each third Monday of January honor the life and achievements of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), the 1964 Nobel Peace laureate and the individual most associated with the triumphs of the African-American civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. As a political organizer, supremely skilled orator and advocate of nonviolent protest, King was pivotal in persuading his fellow Americans to end the legal segregation that prevailed throughout the South and parts of other regions, and in sparking support for the civil rights legislation that established the legal framework for racial equality in the United States. The occasion is a federal holiday. In 2018, it falls on Jan. 15. King was among those champions of justice whose influence transcended national boundaries. A student of the philosophy and principles of nonviolence enunciated by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), King in 1959 traveled to India, where he studied further the legacy of the man his widow, Coretta Scott King, later would call his “political mentor.” Son of the prominent Atlanta pastor Martin Luther King Sr., King at the age of 26 completed a doctorate in theology at Boston University. In 1954, while completing his dissertation, King accepted the pastorate at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala. It was in Montgomery the following year that Rosa Parks, an African-American seamstress, was jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated municipal bus to a white passenger. The incident sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, in which the city’s African-Americans refused to patronize its segregated bus system. King led the organization directing the boycott and became the movement’s public face, appealing to white Americans’ spirit of brotherhood. When the federal courts, following the reasoning of the Supreme Court’s

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Brown v. Board of Education decision, declared the bus segregation law unconstitutional, King emerged as a national figure. In 1957, King was among the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). This was an alliance of black ministers and churches organized to pursue nonviolent direct action against segregation. SCLC leaders

During the early 1960s, King and the SCLC initiated a number of peaceful protests against segregated institutions. In May 1963, Birmingham, Ala., Police Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor unleashed police dogs and highpressure fire hoses against peaceful demonstrators, many of them schoolchildren. The images horrified the nation. King was arrested

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (center) at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963. Photo from U.S. Information Agency, Press and Publications Service

hoped to change public opinion and to complement the legal challenges to segregation pursued by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). King was a dynamic force within the SCLC, emerging as its leading fund-raiser and as a skillful political tactician who successfully forged alliances with sympathetic Northern whites. In 1959, King traveled to India, where he met with followers of Gandhi and further refined his thought on nonviolent social protest.

during these demonstrations and from his jail cell produced “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” in which he argued that one who breaks an unjust law to arouse the consciousness of his community “is in reality expressing the highest respect for law,” provided he acts “openly, lovingly and with a willingness to accept the penalty.” That August, African-American leaders organized the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Before an estimated quarter-million civil rights supporters gathered at the

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Lincoln Memorial in Washington, King offered one of the most powerful orations in American history. Generations of schoolchildren have learned by heart lines from the “I Have a Dream” speech, in which King prayed for the day when people would “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” The images from Birmingham and Washington helped crystallize support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson July 2, 1964. In 1965, the violent Selma, Ala., police response to a voting rights march sparked a similar surge in support for King, the civil rights movement and for legislation guaranteeing the right of political participation. Consequently, the Voting Rights Act became law Aug. 6, 1965. With the passage of these civil rights laws, King continued to employ his strategy of nonviolent social protest even as some younger leaders at times argued for more radical means. King also broadened his agenda to encompass efforts to focus attention on African-American poverty. King was in Memphis, Tenn., in support of striking black garbage workers when, on April 4, 1968, an assassin’s bullet cut him down at the age of 39. Americans honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a national holiday celebrated on the third Monday of each January, and by a national monument, constructed in sight of the Lincoln Memorial, where King inspired Americans with his dreams of racial justice and equality. Countless individuals and organizations, including The King Center in Atlanta, carry on his work.

Jokes & Groaners It was so cold in Pensacola ... ... you light a candle and the flame freezes. ... your shadow freezes to the sidewalk. ... you have to break the smoke off your chimney. ... you have to open the fridge to heat the house. ... false teeth chatter, and they are still in the glass. ... you burn Al Gore’s book to keep warm. ... people look forward to getting a fever. ... you would have to jump start a reindeer. ... my car will not start running and my nose will not stop. ... that the heating bill is four times what the mortgage payment is. ... you have to use icicles as firewood. ... we had to switch the baby to 40-weight baby oil. ... that your coat needs a coat. ... the penguins are flying south. ... that even members of Congress could not get into a heated argument.




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CIWT domain Sailors recognized by NETC for training excellence Story by Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training

Five Sailors from the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) domain were among those recognized by Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) during the 2017 Sailor and Military Instructors of the Year ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola Dec. 14. The NETC Sailor of the Year (SoY) and Military Instructors of the Year (MIoY) programs recognize Sailors throughout the NETC domain who exhibit sustained superior performance, leadership, mentorship, knowledge and teaching of military history and heritage, selfimprovement, command and community involvement and exemplary military bearing among other attributes. The 2017 NETC MIoY winners from the CIWT domain are: • Midgrade – CTR1 Francisco Peavy from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station • Junior – IS2 Nijah Lee from IWTC Virginia

Sailors from the Center for Information Warfare Training domain pose for a photo after being recognized during the Naval Education and Training Command Military Instructor of the Year and Sailor of the Year award ceremony. (Left-right) Lt. Shannon Vestal, Officer Instructor of the Year finalist; CTR1 Ashlee Havens, Sailor of the Year finalist; CTR1 Francisco Peavy, Mid-grade Instructor of the Year winner; IS2 Nijah Lee, Junior Instructor of the Year winner; and CTMC Bryan Shoberg, Senior Instructor of the Year finalist. Photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson

Beach, Va. The 2017 NETC MIoY runner-up finalists from the CIWT domain are: • Senior – CTMC Bryan Shoberg from IWTC Corry Station • Officer – Lt. Shannon Vestal from IWTC Virginia Beach, Va. The 2017 NETC Sailor of the Year (SoY) finalist from the CIWT domain is: • CTR1 Ashlee Havens from IWTC Corry Station “These Sailors’ significant contributions to deliver trained information

warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations, are at the core of our mission,” said Capt. Bill Lintz, CIWT commanding officer. “Their personal excellence in the development and training of the next generation of information warfare professionals epitomizes the dedication and professionalism of all personnel throughout the CIWT do-

main.” The CIWT domain is very proud to have nominees representing each of the five categories of the NETC competition and two overall winners as MIoY. These professionals were selected from an extremely talented field NETC nominees who exemplify the perseverance and expertise of instructors throughout the Navy. Concurrently, they are also indicative of the high-caliber enlisted personnel and officers who are instruct-

ing the Navy’s Sailors throughout the CIWT domain on any given day. “Our CIWT domain Sailor and Military Instructors of the Year clearly demonstrate exemplary performance and leadership, and through this recognition have proved to be the best of the best.” said CIWT’s CMC Mike Bates. “I’m extremely proud of their accomplishments and more importantly how the impact of their hard work enfleet mission sures readiness around the globe each and every day.” Peavy, a 2004 graduate of Bayside High School in Virginia Beach, Va., has served nearly 12 years in the Navy and is a qualified master training specialist. “It was one thing to be nominated for Instructor of the Year of my command, but very humbling to be selected as the 2017 NETC Mid-grade Instructor of the Year,” Peavy said. “It goes without saying, my recognition would not be possible without the support from my leadership, my team and my students. I am the most grateful and excited Navy instructor today.” As a Navy Instructor, Peavy understands the im-

portance of his responsibility to successfully teach his students the operation of the equipment they will routinely use in the fleet, for at least, the first three years of their naval careers. Shoberg, a 2004 graduate of Tallwood High School in Virginia Beach, Va., has served 13 years in the Navy and is a qualified master training specialist. “While teaching ‘A’ school, I am the first military person new Sailors see outside of boot camp, so it is very important to set the right standard before sending future cryptologic technicians to the fleet,” Shoberg said. Havens, a 2006 graduate of Lanier County High School in Lakeland, Ga., has served in the Navy for 11 years and is a master training specialist. “We have the opportunity to mold Sailors and give them the drive to be the best they possibly can be, before hitting the fleet,” Havens said. “Our sole purpose is not just to instruct these Sailors in a rating, we are here to inspire them beyond our influence so that their passion for learning continues on to their next command.”


GOSPORT Fleet and Family Support Center

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • Mov.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One hour of dedicated online walkthrough to set-up your account and make your move seamless. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is scheduled for Feb. 7. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base.

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.

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 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 Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.

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 duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life.

• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more 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 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 more information, call 452-6376. • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Feb. 6 to 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days The ASIST workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practiceoriented workshop. Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are based upon adult learning principles and experience powerful videos on suicide intervention. Feel challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid. Where: J. B. McKamey Center Classrooms Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. Who: Military, DoD and NAS Pensacola, Corry Station, Saufley Field and Whiting Field civilian employees. How do you sign a member up? Provide CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford or chapel staff with

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 more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai 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 each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

the member’s rank, name, contact information, and supervisor’s name. Registration contact: Tony Bradford or Chapel Staff (850) 452-2342 tony.bradford.ctr @navy.mil. • CREDO Southeast Marriage Enrichment Retreat Feb. 16 to 18 in Orange Beach, Ala. Reach new heights in your marriage. Topics Include: Love Languages, Personality Types, Communication Skills, Problem Solving & Goal Setting. To register , e-mail Ray Doss, CREDO Gulfport, Ray.doss.ctr @navy.mil Phone: (228) 8713504. NAS Pensacola CREDO Detachment contact information: Work: 452-2093 E-mail: tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours.

Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities include: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO supports America’s service members by working to keep them connected to family, home and country. For more information, call 455-8280. • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www.USSALABAMA.com. • Meals on Wheels: Mission is to provide one hot nourishing meal per day, both in a congregate setting and to homebound clients. For more information, call 432-1475. Other volunteer opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Navy-Marine Corps relief Society (NMCRS) offers a range of volunteer opportunities for people with a variety of skills and interests. This is a great opportunity to get new skills and build your resume. • Administrative and communications support • Financial instruction for expectant parents • Front desk coverage • Financial assistance • Budget counseling Contact the Pensacola office at 452-2300.

Fresh Start: Quit tobacco now The NAS Pensacola Safety Department, sponsored by Naval Hospital Pensacola, has a tobacco cessation program for NASP and NASP Corry Station called FreshStart. To register, and for more information, call 452-8167.


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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NAS Pensacola Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information and a full list of upcoming events, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola .com.

hockey Pensacola Ice Flyers 2018 Schedule

Pensacola Ice Flyers starts new year strong By Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport Staff Writer

The Pensacola Ice Flyers start the new year with a bang as one of the top teams of the Southern Professional Hocket League (SPHL). Nearly halfway through season eight, the Flyers are ranked number one in the league with 18 wins, one tied win, three tied losses, and five losses. After a loss against the Birmingham Bulls Jan. 9 with a game score 3:4, the Ice Flyers will have a chance to redeem themselves today, Jan. 12 as they go against the Bulls once more. Today’s game is part of a three-game weekend the Ice Flyers are hosting. Listed at right are all currently scheduled games for 2018. Any game indicated with a “vs.” is a home game that will be hosted at the Pensacola Bay Center. As part of the three-game weekend, the Pensacola Bay Center will host the annual Mardi Gras Parade on Ice during the Flyers’ game Jan. 13. Attendees at the game are invited to join in typical Mardi Gras fun including catching beads during the parade. The Flyers will also have other theme nights throughout the season, including military appreciation nights Feb. 17 and March 17. Ticket prices range between $15 and $29 for individual games. The Flyers offer an active-duty military discount of $2 off walk-up price. For more information and the Flyers’ full schedule and standings, go to www.PensacolaIce Flyers.com or call 466-3111.

Jan. 12: vs. Birmingham Bulls; 7:05 p.m. Jan. 13: vs. Birmingham Bulls; 7:05 p.m. Jan. 14: vs. Macon Mayhem; 4:05 p.m. Jan. 19: @ Macon Mayhem; 6:35 p.m. Jan. 20: @ Macon Mayhem; 6:35 p.m. Jan. 26: vs. Huntsville Havoc; 7:05 p.m. Jan. 27: vs. Huntsville Havoc; 7:05 p.m. Feb. 2: vs. Evansville Thunderbolts; 7:05 p.m. Feb. 3: vs. Evansville Thunderbolts; 7:05 p.m. Feb. 10: @ Huntsville Havoc; 3 p.m. Feb. 13: @ Birmingham Bulls; 7:35 p.m. Feb. 16: vs. Mississippi RiverKings; 7:05 p.m. Feb. 17: vs. Mississippi RiverKings; 7:05 p.m. Feb. 18: vs. Birmingham Bulls; 4:05 p.m. Feb. 22: @ Fayetteville Marksmen; 6 p.m. Feb. 23: @ Fayetteville Marksmen; 6 p.m. Feb. 24: @ Fayetteville Marksmen; 5 p.m. March 2: vs. Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs; 7:05 p.m. March 3: vs. Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs; 7:05 p.m. March 9: @ Birmingham Bulls; 7:35 p.m. March 10: @ Birmingham Bulls; 7:05 p.m. March 16: vs. Peoria Rivermen; 7:05 p.m. March 17: vs. Peoria Rivermen; 7:05 p.m. March 23: @ Evansville Thunderbolts; 7:15 p.m. March 24: @ Evansville Thunderbolts; 7:15 p.m. March 30: vs. Birmingham Bulls; 7:05 p.m. March 31: vs. Birmingham Bulls; 7:05 p.m. April 5: @ Macon Mayhem; 6:35 p.m. April 6: @ Knoxville Ice Bears; 6:35 p.m. April 7: @ Knoxville Ice Bears; 6:35 p.m. Game schedule subject to change

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“Ferdinand” (PG) “Coco” (PG) “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” 2D: 4:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2D: (PG13) (PG13) “Just Getting Started” 3D: 2:30 p.m. 3D: 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 2D: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Roman J. Israel” (PG13) 2D: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. “Roman J. Israel” (PG13) “Last Flag Flying” (R) “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” 5:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. “Just Getting Started” 2D: 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (PG13) “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” 8 p.m. TUESDAY (PG13) 2D: 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 “Wonder” (PG) “Coco” (PG) p.m. 2D: 11:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Regular shows: $4

adults, $2 children ages “Roman J. Israel” (PG13) 6-11, free for 5 and “Ferdinand” (PG) “Coco” (PG) younger 7:20 p.m. 2D: 5 p.m. 2D: 5 p.m. 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” “Three Billboards Outside “Last Flag Flying” (R) for 5 and younger Ebbing, Missouri” (R) (PG13) 7:20 p.m. Details: 452-3522 or 7:20 p.m. 2D: 6 p.m. www.navymwrpen“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” sacola.com



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• Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip beg i n n i n g tomorrow, Jan. • Seabreeze Jazz 13 through 14 in Festival: MWR has the Talladega tickets to the 20th anNational Forest, nual Seabreeze Jazz Ala. Go with Festival to be hosted MWR on an outat the Aaron Bessant of-town backPark Amphitheater at p a c k i n g Pier Park, Panama adventure. All City Beach, April 18 gear and transthrough 22. Tickets portation proare available through vided. Only $60, NASP Tickets and rain or shine. Travel. Three day Sign up for the passes are $173 and skills course at four day passes are the Tickets and $216. For a full list of Travel office prices, visit NASP Bldg. 3787 at Tickets and Travel or Corry Station. call 452-6354. Backpacking Skills 101 Course is a prerequisite for all NAS Pensacola backpacking trips. For more information call 281-5489 or 452-6354. • One on One Swim Lessons: The Mustin Beach Club pool is offering one-onone swimming lessons six days a week, excluding Wednesday, with a flexible schedule. Price is $15 for every 30 minutes. All ages and skill levels are welcome to sign up. For more information, call 452-9429. • Karate class: Shotokan Karate classes are $20 per month at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, for active-duty and family members ($22 for DoD). For more information call 4527810, 452-7813 or 291-0940. • Cosmic Bowling: NASP Corry Station Bowling Center is hosting weekly cosmic bowling Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Fridays 10 p.m. to midnight, and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight. Two hours of bowling will be $8 per person. For more information, call 452-6380. • 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. • Good reading: The NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, has an extensive selection of books, periodicals and newspapers. Computers with Internet access are available for use in the library. Wireless access and quiet study areas are also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. For more information, call 452-4362.

Liberty activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for offbase trips. For more information, call 4522372 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com.

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Articles for Sale


Sandy’s Good Times Dance Club. Thursday weekly dance lessons 6:30 pm-6:55pm $10. For lessons – please refrain from wearing scented products. Friday Latin night. Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday ballroom night 7:30-10:30 p.m. Beginning social dance lessons Thursday and Friday 6:30-7:25 p.m. Each night $10. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com.

Cell phone for sale. Samsung Galaxy S7. New in box. Asking $450 OBO. Please call after 5pm. 540-226-8041

I have a entertainment center dark real wood with space to fit a 40” TV and stereo equipment or DVR. Must sale asking $50.00 obo. for more information call 8506264710 in evening and day 8502322750.

Dr. TLC Cleaning Service. Friendly honest and dependable. Call 850-619-0578 or 850619-0620


Queen Bedroom Set, $625. 9 pieces: Bed, 2 nightstands, 2 chests, dresser, mirror, armoire, head and footboards. Light tan. Call (757)650-3898, will forward pics

Cleaners wanted. Commercial and residential. Must have own transportation. 850-479-2427

Cooper A2 goatskin jacket. XL. Brand new. $250. 850499-3374

The Historic Lighthouse, Museum and Gift Shop located at NAS Pensacola is now accepting applications for Asst. Manager. Contact Glenda @ (850 324-6142

For Sale: Mr. Heater Big Buddy portable indoor safe propane heater. Dual Tank. 4000/9000/18,000 BTU. Brand new. $100. Call Dave at 850501-6548.

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I have 2 plots located in the Garden of Honor ll spaces #145C 1 and 2. There is 1 vault, 1 open and close, and 1 companion granite marker base. Valued $6445.00 asking $4500.00 OBO. Call 850-6264710 for more information.


Free Black Med. hair cat. 3 YRS old. Spayed and up to date. NEEDS a single cat home. 850499-2230

Furniture-Lazy Boy Loveseat Light Coffee Color. Excellent condition $350.Call 850-293-3370 White Queen platform bed with two Chest of Drawers and two Mirrors. Solid Wood. $250. Call (757) 650-3898 for pictures

Dining room set. Solid oak. Table, six chairs, large glass door and hutch. $550. 850-4788704 or 850-291-5756. Queen Bedroom Set, $650, like New. 6 pieces: Bed, 2 nightstands, 2 Dressers & Armoire, Light Oak Color. Call (757)6503898, will forward pics Taurus “RAGING BULL” 454 Casull,6” BRL Stainless. Ventillated rib and muzzle brake plus Speed loaders and holster w/box .$750.00. (850)484-8998 David Auto


2013 Chrysler 200. White. Like new. Original owner. 27K miles. Garage kept. AC/sunroof/heated seats/CD player. Asking 11K. Call 850-438-6265 2007 Toyota Solara Convertible SLE. Leather, Bluetooth, navigation, power everything. 6cyl. Milton, FL. $7600 Exc. condition. 850-417-6376 or 850-626-6683

Real Estate 4/3 home large fenced back yard 2 minutes from Cory station 8 min to NAS 1350 per month Twin Oaks Subdivision 8505721491 avail 1 March deposit negtbl Beautiful 2500 sq.’ 3/2 home for rent in Milton, W/I 5 miles to Whiting Field, less than 1 MI to Navy boat docks/park and downtown Milton $1500 month 3+2 Home, 5 minutes from NAS west Gate, ready to move in.$950 Rent/$950 Deposit. 850-450-3507 Nice clean furnished room. Private bath. Utilities included. Use of common areas. No drugs/pets. Great area, west nine mile road. $500/$150. 850-207-2248 Rm for rent. Fully furnished. On Perdido Bay. WiFi. Kitchen & washer dryer access. Off st parking. No pets. One person only. No smoking. $600/mo 4BR/2.5BA Home for sale near NAS. Built 2014, one owner, 2033 sq ft. $199,900. 3882 Weatherstone. Call Jon 575-749-3444 or Facebook / owntheGulfCoast.

Real Estate 1 Bdr aptm on the water on 12th Ave. Located on 1.2 beautiful acres on the creek. Aptm is really cute and freshly painted. Also partially furnished. Washer and dryer hook ups. Utilities included. $825-$850/mt plus sec deposit. Background check required. 850-356-9878. Apartment close to NAS1BR/1BA; beautiful natural wood, quiet, near water. Washer/Dryer in apt. $675 mo. Military only. Call Jim 850-7919705 Immaculate one-bedroom apartment w/ kitchenette adjoined my home with pool. Nice area near Scenic and Olive, $650/month +security. Phone or text, cell 703-618-9875 One room with private bath and private entrance. Access to pool and washer/Dryer. Close to everything near scenic and 9th avenue. Quiet nice neighborhood. $550 per month. $550 security deposit. Phone call or text only. 703-618-9875 Share 4bd/2 1/2 baths 2 story home near NAS and Corry Station looking for military. $550 monthly to rent room. Leave message at 850-549-6963

Vacation House Rental. Military/Families. 4BR/2.5BA, sleeps 8. On water, near NAS Pensacola. Rents daily, weekly, monthly. http://www.vrbo. com/4016771ha


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AVIATION JOB FAIRS • Friday January 12, 2018 at CareerSource Escarosa, 3670-2A North L Street Pensacola, FL 32505. Sessions at 9am, 10am and 11am. • Wednesday January 24, 2018 Crestview Community Center Crestview, FL, 9am-1pm. • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at CareerSource Okaloosa Walton, 409 Racetrack Rd NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547, 9am-1pm. VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc. 2100 Aerospace Drive, Brookley Aeroplex, Mobile, AL 36615 Phone: 251-438-8788 Fax: 251-438-8741 Email: jobs@vtmae.com Web: www.vtmae.com/pensacola Join our growing team of aviation maintenance professionals.