Caution: traffic pattern to change for road painting ... NavFac Southeast has awarded a contract to re-stripe crosswalks and stop bars at the Murray Road-Taylor Road intersection aboard NAS Pensacola. This work is scheduled to occur Jan. 16-18 and will require partial closure of the intersection; watch for “Road Closed” and “Detour” signs. Workers will also install striping on the speed bumps at the NAS Pensacola front gate. Flagmen will direct traffic around this work area. Drivers and pedestrians should observe the warning signs and flagmen signals and proceed with caution around the work zones. The work schedule is weather-dependent. For questions or more information, contact the NASP Public Works Department Construction Manager Bryan Moeller at 452-3131, ext. 3077.
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CNO, MCPON in Cradle of Naval Aviation Tour training commands, USS Independence From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited commands onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Jan. 6-7. The visit served to provide the senior leaders an overview of aviation training, as well as an opportunity to tour the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2). The ship is operating out of the station while the crew conducts operational evaluation and testing of the mine countermeasures mission package.
The CNO and MCPON were greeted by Commander Naval Education and Training Command Rear Adm. Mike White, Chief of Naval Air Training Rear Adm. Dell Bull and NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins. As part of the visit, they saw flight simulators used by student aviators at squadrons under Training Air Wing Six (CTW 6). During the tour of Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) they saw how instructors use a blend of standard and electronic classrooms with hands-on lab work to Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John M. Richardson receives a brief on the Naval Air Technical Training Centrain aviation support and ter’s (NATTC) aviation ordnance courses from AO1(AW/SW) Amanda Roth (right) and NATTC Commanding Officer maintenance specialists. Capt. Hugh Rankin (left) Jan. 6 aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Richardson, along with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Michael D. Stevens, visited NAS Pensacola-area commands to observe aviation training.
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Navy installations to conduct Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2016 From Navy Installations Command and U.S. Fleet Forces Command PAO
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) will conduct Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2016 (SC/CS16) Feb. 1-12 on Navy installations located in the continental United States. This annual anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) exercise is designed to train Navy security forces to respond to threats to installations and units. “Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2016 provides the means by which USFF and CNIC assess Navy anti-terrorism pro-
gram command and control capabilities, across the country, each designed to test and the readiness and effectiveness of different regional ATFP operations. The fleet and region program execution exercise’s scenarios enable assessment of the Navy and civilian law enthroughout the U.S. Northern e forcement’s response to atCommand area of responsibils i rc e tacks both on installations ity,” said William Clark, x e INA T and at soft targets off-instalCNIC’s exercise program R U OLID lation. manager. “Exercise scenarios HIELD Exercise coordinators are based on our assessment L ITADE have taken measures to miniof terrorist/homegrown viomize disruptions to normal lent extremist objectives, cabase operations, but there may pabilities and current be times when the exercise causes inreal-world events.” Exercise SC/CS16 is not in response creased traffic around bases or delays in to any specific threat, but is a regularly base access. Residents near bases may scheduled exercise. The exercise consists also see increased security activity assoof approximately 300 field-training exer- ciated with the exercise. Base personnel cise events on and off Navy installations should register for the AtHoc wide-area
Aerial ʻattackʼ on USS Alabama ... A “living history drill” is sceduled for Feb. 27 at Mobile’s Battleship Park. Reenactors dressed in period uniforms will be on hand to perform drills on World War II battleship USS Alabama (BB 60). A highlight will be the “Yak Attack” – Soviet bloc YAK-52 trainers, marked as Japanese, will simulate an aerial attack on BB 60. A 40mm antiaircraft gun on the ship will simulate return fire using propane and oxygen.Weather permitting, the attack is slated for noon. Active-duty military members do not pay admission to Battleship Park. For more information, call Owen Miller at (251) 767-1507.
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alert network to stay up to date on force protection conditions and other emergency, environmental, or exercise-related impacts on the area. CNIC is responsible for providing support services for the fleet, fighter and family with more than 52,000 military and civilian personnel under 11 regions and 70 installations worldwide. USFF executes the Navy AT Program in the United States to prevent, deter and defend against terrorist attacks on Department of the Navy (DoN) personnel, their families, facilities, resources, installations, and infrastructure critical to DoN mission accomplishment. For more information, visit http://www. cnic.navy.mil.
Navy CLREC tools go mobile with new app From Center for Information Dominance Public Affairs
The Navy Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (CLREC) announced the launch of a mobile application for training products and working aids Jan. 6. Hosted by Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) Mobile, CLREC’s app allows authorized users to access language, regional expertise and culture (LREC) materials on the go. “We know that today’s global Navy team is looking for ways to accelerate learning, and by leveraging JKO Mobile’s existing features, we’re able to make many of the resources CLREC has to offer available now whenever and wher-
ever they’re needed,” said Capt. Maureen Fox, commanding officer of the Center for Information Dominance, which oversees CLREC. User-friendly materials for various countries on CLREC’s JKO Mobile app include operational cultural awareness training (OCAT) videos, culture cards and professional etiquette guides (PEG). The OCATs, CLREC’s flagship products, are narrated videos providing in-depth information on a country's history, language, social norms, culturally appropriate and taboo behaviors and more. The culture cards are 12or 18-panel printable pocket guides for a
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A controlled burn is planned for Jan. 18 at Sherman Field ... NAS Pensacola Air Operations Department has given word there will be a controlled burn Jan. 18 (time to be determined) on the north side of NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field. Jan. 18 is a no-fly day so operations should not be affected.
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Included in the visit were the structural mechanic metal fabrication, power plants engine and ordnance laboratories. NATTC is the Navy’s largest training command with an annual student throughput of approximately 15,000 Sailors and Marines. Richardson and Stevens also toured USS Independence berthed at NAS Pensacola while engaged in ongoing training exercises in the Gulf of Mexico. Richardson released “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority” Jan. 5, a document that addresses how the Navy will adapt to changes in the security environment and continue to fulfill its mission. To read “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority,” go to http: // www. navy. mil/ cno/ docs/ cno_stg. pdf. NAS Pensacola hosts and supports the operational and training mission of numerous tenant commands that total more than 16,000 military and 7,400 civilian personnel.
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, center, tours the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2). LCS 2 is conducting operational evaluation and testing of the mine countermeasures mission package while berthed at NAS Pensacola. Photo by MC1 Nathan Laird
Steps for school success : second semester From Carissa Bergosh NAS Pensacola School Liaison Officer
Now that second semester is in full swing having begun Jan.5, is your child settling into the school routine? Or is he still reluctant to get back into any kind of routine? Is he still forgetting that weekly spelling/vocabulary test? Is it hard to get him up in the morning for school like it was back in August? Are the number of tardies and absences increasing? There are some positive steps you can take: 1. Determine if he is getting enough rest to be successful in school. Students today are involved in a myriad of activities in addition to school, including youth sports, dance, music, or karate classes; cheerleading, band, or JROTC practice; faith-based youth activities; and home computer games. Older students work many hours a week to assist with car and insurance payments. With physical tiredness comes a weariness that makes it hard to stay awake at school to deal with assignments, homework and time management. 2. Talk to your child about his busy schedule. Try to determine whether it is due to homework requirements, activi-
ties, or work. Can something be eliminated? Would putting together a study plan actually give him more time. 3. Then map out a plan to insure that he gets the sleep he needs. A rested student is a more interested and engaged student. 4. Look over that second quarter report card. Report cards were sent home Jan. 11 so you should have it in hand by now. Students making Ds and Fs no matter how hard they have studied or how many extra credit assignments they turned in are more apt to tune out and stop trying. If this continues for any length of time, it can lead to failure. Their somewhat positive attitude at the beginning of the school year turns to frustration after a semester of really trying, but getting the same grade over and over. 5. Engage your child in some quiet dialogue about what he believes is the problem. Don’t add to his frustration by piling on saying, “Why don’t you study harder? Why don’t you ask for help?” when that may be exactly what he thought he was doing. During the discussion you will probably hear many of these excuses: tiredness, boredom and frustration. Be an active listener. Genuinely express sympathy for the causes.
6. Now map out an academic plan which could include you getting him help or him getting help for himself. Joining a study group or getting tutoring are two ways to receive help. For active-duty military dependents, www.TUTOR. com/military provides professional tutors to help with all math, science, social studies, and English subjects from elementary to advanced levels. The tutor will work with your child in a one-to-one secure online classroom where everything is anonymous. The tutors use an interactive whiteboard, file sharing and instant messaging to work through the problem. Because of this, I frequently advise parents that students younger than third grade may need parental assistance to work with the tutor. Older students should have no problem working with the tutor, and each tutor is screened, certified and background-checked. No personal information is ever shared between tutor and student. Students do want to succeed, but as children they aren’t always able to figure out by themselves what the actual problem is. With patience and understanding, you can take these suggested actions to help your child figure out how he can achieve academic success.
Workshop offers training for families with special needs From Jay Cope NASWF PAO
The Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) is coming to NAS Pensacola to put on a two-day workshop Jan. 21-22 providing information and training for families with special needs. STOMP is an organization dedicated solely to address the needs of military families who have family members with special medical or educational needs. Established in 1985, STOMP has been recognized as the premier resource for families within the military who have children, youth, and adult family members with special needs. The organizations mission and program exists to empower military parents, individuals with disabilities, and service providers with knowledge, skills, and resources. STOMP provides a way for families so that they are able to access services to create a collaborative environment for family and professional partnerships without regard to geographic location. “This is a great chance for parents to meet and discuss with the professionals from STOMP about all the services offered and provided to help aid military families with special needs,” said Christopher Hendrix, who is the Naval Air Station Whiting Field school liaison officer. “As our first year hosting this event we are very excited for this opportunity of working with STOMP and providing a way for families to network and gain
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information.” STOMP accomplishes their mission by providing workshops on a combination of topics pertaining to military families and specifically tailored to the needs and concerns of families at specific installations. Some topics covered in these workshops include: • In-depth information about parents’ rights and responsibilities (IDEA, 504, DODEA, FERPA, IEP and IFSP) in achieving special education services for their children whether located in the United States or overseas. • Accessing educational and medical records and developing a comprehensive home file. • Accessing resources in both current duty stations and future assignments enabling expedient transition to new services. • Making informed decisions with respect to overseas assignments and DODEA. • Working effectively with military systems such as TRICARE, ECHO, and the EFMP. The training is scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 21 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Lighthouse Terrace Community Center, 1 Price Ave. Registration is limited to the first 35 individuals. Families are encouraged to bring their child(ren) if they are not able to obtain childcare for all or part of each day they are planning to attend. For more information or to register, call Hendrix at (850) 665-6105 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
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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.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
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specific country summarizing much of the information presented in the corresponding OCAT. Most include a guide to each country’s naval rank structure and insignia. PEGs are one-page textual tutorials intended to improve cross-cultural interactions. They focus on cultural norms, dos and don’ts, and basic etiquette and phrases used when meeting and greeting, conducting business and socializing. “So far, we have published 15 culture cards, 20 PEGs and 26 OCATs for a selection of countries throughout the world,” said Chris Wise, director of CLREC. “We expect to continue to add products weekly as they are developed, covering some 187 countries by midFebruary.” For quicker access to LREC products and news, new users can visit the JKO website, which is CAC- and passwordenabled for authorized users, at http://jko.jten.mil/clrec and create a new student CLREC profile. Once logged in, users select CLREC under the community tab, where instructions for accessing the mobile app are available. After completing a 10-minute mobile course, users will receive a customized personal identification number (PIN) for the Navy CLREC JKO Mobile app. They can download the JKO Mobile app to their personal tablet or smart phone for free in app stores. Once logged into JKO Mobile, Navy and other LREC materials are available through the library button. “Whether sitting at your desktop computer or using a mobile device on deployment, LREC training solutions are now just a few clicks away,” said Wise. “By adding JKO and JKO Mobile as a path to our resources, we hope to expand the reach of these valuable tools to even more members of the Navy team.” The Navy’s CLREC delivers foreign language instruction and training on foreign cultures to prepare Navy personnel for global engagements – to strengthen ties with enduring allies, cultivate relationships with emerging partners, thwart adversaries and defeat enemies. Part of the Center for Information Dominance, CLREC is located at Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station. Additional CLREC training materials and information continue to be available on Navy Knowledge Online at https://www.nko.navy.mil/ under learning and language resources.
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A healthy diet resolution: Eat fat to lose weight By Kristy Malone NASP SAPR Civilian Victim Advocate
he majority of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions set a goal to lose weight.
Additionally, most people who are trying to lose weight this year have also tried losing weight in the past, often by following a low-fat diet. The “fat is bad” myth that gained popularity in the 1990s has now been rejected by the scientific world, but most people have yet to make the paradigm shift. The truth is that fat is a critical component to our health. Have you ever tried a lowfat diet only to find that not only did you fail to reach your target weight, but you also felt tired, irritable and frequently hungry or unsatisfied? Every cell in your body requires fat. Your brain alone is made up of 60 percent fat, most of which is saturated fat. Cell walls are made up of a lipid bilayer, which allows nutrients to come into the cell and wastes to be expelled from the cell, and also maintains the structural integrity of the cell. This cell membrane
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also serves an important role in the communication between cells to keep your organs functioning optimally. People who aren’t getting sufficient fat in their diet or are consuming poor quality fats tend to experience lethargy, brain fog, vitamin deficiencies (particularly the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K), gallbladder dysfunction and weight gain. In addition to glucose, fats are used as an energy source so without adequate fat in your diet you will quickly find yourself running out of steam. The other problem with low-fat diets is that they tend to be high in processed foods. Pre-packaged frozen meals and meal replacement shakes or bars are often full of chemicals, refined carbohydrates, and sugar. One of the most dangerous ingredients found in processed foods are hydrogenated oils. What we now
know about fat and heart health is that trans fat – a byproduct of hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils – is the real culprit of heart disease. Eating the wrong fats is just as unhealthy or worse than eating too little fat. In fact, the FDA has required that all trans fats be removed from the food supply by 2018. Until then, reading the ingredients and carefully selecting the foods you eat is the only way to protect yourself from these damaging fats. Better yet, do more cooking at home since most fast food contains trans fats. Some healthy, whole food sources of fats for cooking are cold-pressed olive oil (for low or medium heat), unrefined coconut oil, grass-fed butter or ghee, tallow and lard. Diet fads come and go, but the best way to achieve a healthy weight and optimal health is through whole, nu-
trient dense foods. When toxic chemicals and highly processed ingredients are removed from the diet, the body is unburdened and able to achieve a natural balance. Instead of stocking up on processed low-fat foods this January, here are some tips to jumpstart your resolution and make for a healthier, happier new year: • Pantry/fridge makeover: Take inventory of the products you are consuming and eliminate products that contain chemicals, preservatives, and dangerous ingredients and replace them with safe and healthful alternatives. • Start reading the ingredients rather than the nutrition facts. Educate yourself about what’s in your food and avoid ingredients you can’t pronounce or don’t know what they are. Make a point to be aware of what you are eating. • Incorporate more healthy fats and remove the danger-
ous fats from your diet: Use whole food sources of fats for cooking and avoid the highly processed liquid vegetable oils and hydrogenated oils. • Eat whole foods instead of processed foods. Try to shop for organic produce as much as possible. Conventional fruits and vegetables are loaded with chemical pesticides, may be lower in nutrients, and may be genetically modified. • Replace the unhealthy foods you are consuming with healthful alternatives. This doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste or deprive yourself. For example, instead of using margarine products full of hydrogenated oils, eat butter from grassfed cows. Instead of refined table salt use mineral rich, additive-free sea salt or Himalayan salt. Instead of refined sugar or artificial sweeteners (I could write a whole article about the dangers of these), use raw local honey, real maple syrup, or molasses. Instead of drinking soda (diet sodas and calorie free sodas included) try some fizzy and delicious kombucha (found in local grocery stores).
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Naval history anniversaries for 2016 By Paul Taylor Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division
hose of us in the history business are looking ahead to the opportunities 2016 presents for us to honor and remember momentous events from our Navy’s history. Here are some of the important anniversaries.
designed for shipboard use. As a result, USS North Carolina becomes the first ship of the U.S. Navy equipped to carry and operate aircraft. 100th anniversary – On May 6, 1916, the first ship-to-shore radio telephone voice conversation is held. Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels in Washington, D.C., speaks wirelessly with Capt. Lloyd Chandler onboard USS New Hampshire (BB 25) at sea off the Virginia Capes.
15th anniversary – On October 7, 2001, after the Sept. 11, 2001 al Qaeda terrorist attacks, Operation Enduring Freedom begins with Tomahawk and carrier air strikes on targets in Afghanistan. Later at sea, Navy amphibious forces establish a 750 mile supply line through Pakistan to Marines in Afghanistan.
25th anniversary – On Jan. 16, 1991, at 7 p.m. Eastern, President George H. W. Bush announced to the country that the liberation of Kuwait had begun. The offensive action against Iraq, codenamed Operation Desert Storm is carried out under provisions of 12 U.N. Security Council resolutions and resolutions of both houses of the U.S. Congress. Combat Operations last through the end of February. Forward deployed naval forces provided protection for early introduction of land-based ground and air assets, and may well have deterred further aggression by Iraq. Maritime superiority and unchallenged control of the sea enabled the safe and timely delivery of equipment, supplies and spare parts necessary to support the allied campaign. Naval aviation complemented allied air operations, added flexibility to the air campaign and deterred reintroduction of Iraqi aircraft from Iran into the conflict while Tomahawk cruise missiles took out heavily defended targets in Iraq and significantly degraded enemy air defenses.
75th anniversary – On March 11, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act. The act changes the “cash and carry” provisions of the Neutrality Act of 1939 to permit delivery of war materials to the Allied Powers on credit or lease.
50th anniversary – On April 10, 1966, the River Patrol Force commences operations during the Vietnam War. River patrol boats (PBRs) operate on inland waters of South Vietnam including the Mekong Delta stopping and searching sampans for contraband. By June, 80 PBRs were in service and during Operation Game Warden, the PBRs would average 80 firefights per month during 1966-68.
70th anniversary – On April 24, 1946, the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, is established. Then-Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Chester Nimitz, had a vision to create a flight demonstration team in order to raise the public’s interest in naval aviation and boost Navy morale. Today, the mission of the “Blues” is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.
100th anniversary – On July 12, 1916, an AB 3 flying boat, piloted by Lt. Godfrey de Chevalier, is catapulted from USS North Carolina (ACR 12) while underway in Pensacola Bay. The launch completes calibration of the first catapult
150th anniversary – On July 25, 1866, David G. Farragut is commissioned the first admiral in the U.S. Navy, by a Congressional Act. Farragut is born on July 5, 1801 near Knoxville, Tenn. Known for the quote, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead” during the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864, he is appointed a midshipman in 1810 and becomes the first rear admiral in July 1862. He is appointed vice admiral by President Abraham Lincoln on Dec. 21, 1864. Farragut dies on Aug. 14, 1870 after 59 years of service. In honor of Adm. Farragut, the U.S. Navy names four ships in his honor.
75th anniversary – On Sept. 27, 1941, SS Patrick Henry, the first U.S. Liberty ship, is launched by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at Baltimore, Md. More than 2,700 of the ships were built using a simple design at the cost of around $2 million a ship. Tagged the “ugly ducklings” by FDR himself, the Liberty ships, and their later sister fleet, Victory ships, would carry “lend-lease” supplies and war armament to allied countries before and after the war. Patrick Henry survives World War II, but is scrapped in 1960.
75th anniversary – On Oct. 20, 1941, USS Hornet (CV 8) is commissioned. During World War II, she partic-
ipates in the Doolittle Raid on Japan, the Battle of Midway, and the Solomon Campaign. On Oct. 26, 1942, at the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, Hornet is severely damaged by the Japanese enemy and abandoned. Though U.S. destroyers attempt to scuttle her, Hornet remained afloat and was sunk by Japanese destroyers early the next morning.
50th anniversary – On Oct. 31, 1966, while serving as boat captain and patrol officer on board River Patrol Boat (PBR) 105 in Vietnam, BM1 James E. Williams and his crew are taken under fire, facing a superior number of enemy vessels. Williams leads his men to sink 65 enemy craft and inflict numerous casualties among the enemy. He is awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) is named in his honor.
50th anniversary – On Nov. 11, 1966, Gemini 12, the final of the project’s 10 manned flights, launches with former aviator Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Cmdr. James A. Lovell Jr., USN, as the command pilot. The mission lasted three days, 22 hours, and 34 minutes and included 59 orbits at an altitude of 162.7 nautical miles. The crew was recovered by a helicopter from squadron HS-11 aboard USS Wasp (CVS-18).
75th anniversary – On Dec. 7, 1941, in one of the defining moments in U.S. history, the Japanese attack the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and nearby military airfields and installations, based at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and removed the U.S. Navy’s battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire’s southward expansion. American shock and anger unites a divided nation and translates into a wholehearted commitment to victory in World War II.
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Significant uniform changes slated for 2016 By MC3 Madailein Abbott CTF 73 Public Affairs
INGAPORE (NNS) – New and updated uniforms are scheduled to come online across the fleet for active duty and reserve Sailors in calendar year 2016. Most noticeably are the uniforms for women, which are being redesigned to match styles worn by men. Along with redesigns, brand new uniforms will be added including a fitness suit that mimics a design used by the Marine Corps. Not all uniform updates will be noticed by Sailors stationed in Singapore, with little need for coveralls and cold weather parkas, but here are a few updates that will be seen in the fleet and at Navy installations around the world. Lightweight Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I: This lightweight version of the current NWU has been in high demand by Navy members stationed in tropical regions for several years. Sailors located in Guam, Hawaii, Diego Garcia and Singapore will be the first to purchase this uniform around April of this year. Starting Oct. 1, recruits will begin receiving them at recruit training command as part of their mandatory sea bag. Distribution to the rest of the fleet has not been established at this time. Service Dress White/Blue Cover (Women): The cover normally worn by women with both the Service Dress White
and Blue uniforms will be phased out this year starting at recruit training command in April. Enlisted women will now wear the “dixie cup” cover to establish a more standard style across the fleet. Female chiefs and officers will be assigned a combination cover resembling their male counterparts sometime this year for their respective dress uniforms.
Service Dress Blue (SDB): Both men and women, ranks E6 and below, will begin the transition to one service dress blue (cracker jack) uniform this year starting with the distribution at recruit training command in October. The style is similar to the current design with a few modern touches. The trousers will have pockets and a zipper and while the traditional 13 buttons will remain, they will be purely decorative. The blouse will also contain extra side zippers making it easier to put on and take off. When the new SDB is issued to women, they will be required to wear the uniform with the “dixie cup” cover. Fitness Suit: The new uniform will be worn over the Navy issued PT gear to protect Sailors from the elements during outdoor exercises and will also be
authorized to wear with civilian clothing. The fitness suit is being produced early this year with first sets being issued to incoming recruits in October. Mandatory possession of the uniform by all Sailors will be Jan. 1, 2020. All Weather Coat: The design for the all-weather coat won’t be changing much except for going from single-breasted to double-breasted design due by 2017. Recruits already started receiving this updated coat in late 2015 as a beginning of the phase-out process. Sailors should expect to see an increase in their uniform allowance in order to meet the mandatory wear date of 2020. Sailors assigned to Navy Region Singapore have been eagerly awaiting the lightweight NWU since it was announced earlier this year. MA1 Dennis
Long said he is interested in seeing how it compares with the current uniform. “It’ll be great to have on the really hot days here,” said Long. “I’m hoping it won’t be as stiff as the current NWU and will have some breathing room. We could really use that being stationed out here where the humidity is high almost every day.” “I think that the change for women’s blues to match the men’s uniforms will help make the fleet be more united,” said IT1 Amber Blair. “Everyone will be following the same regulations, having the same uniform standards and looking exactly the same instead of the big differences between the men and women. That’s important when we’re aiming for equality among all Sailors.” For more details on all the uniform changes and requirements see NavAdmin 236/15 at www.npc.navy.mil.
CNO releases ‘A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority’ From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson released “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority,” Jan. 5, a document that addresses how the Navy will adapt to changes in the security environment and continue to fulfill its mission. To read A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, go to http://www. navy. mil/cno/docs/cno_stg.pdf. The term “design” refers to the document’s built-in flexibility, recognizing the rapid rate of change occurring in both tech-
nology and the maritime domain. “This guidance frames the problem and a way forward, while acknowledging that there is inherent and fundamental uncertainty in both the problem definition and the proposed solution,” said Richardson. “As we move forward, we’ll respect that we won’t get it all right, and so we’ll monitor and assess ourselves and our surroundings as we go. We’ll learn and adapt, always getting better, striving to the limits of performance.” The CNO’s design reaffirms the Navy’s mission, describes the strategic environment and identifies four lines of effort, each with corresponding objectives to guide the
actions of the Navy and its leaders. The four lines of effort are the following: • Strengthen Naval Power at and from Sea. • Achieve High Velocity Learning at Every Level. • Strengthen our Navy Team for the Future. • Expand and Strengthen our Network of Partners. The document also details four “Core Attributes” that serve as guiding criteria for command decisions in decentralized operations: integrity, accountability, initiative and toughness.
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NASWF earns Navywide volunteerism recognition By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field PAO
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) was recognized by the Navy again recently for the beneficial role its Sailors play in the local community when the installation was selected as the runner-up in the Navywide competition for Project Good Neighbor in the Medium Ashore Category. This is the second award the installation has received in the Navy’s annual Flagship community outreach program to recognize commands who excel in giving back to their localities. The Flagship Awards recognize outstanding community service programs throughout the Navy every year in five categories: Project Good Neighbor; Personal Excellence Partnership; Health, Safety and Fitness; Campaign Drug Free; and Environmental Stewardship. Shore, sea and overseas
commands are eligible to compete in three categories, based on the size of the command. NAS Whiting Field previously took first place in the Environmental Stewardship category. “Our mission is to train aviators for the military, however, it is also our responsibility to be good neighbors to our fellow residents,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau said. “This recognition is special because it showcases the positive impact that our Sailors and civil-
Several Sailors from Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) help process food donations during the United States Postal Service’s 23rd Annual “Stamp out Hunger” event. Photo courtesy of NASWF
ian employees make within our communities.” The Chief of Navy Chaplains Rear Adm. Margaret Kibbens sent a certificate of appreciation to the base commemorating the achievement and thanking the base for “promoting community outreach, restoring hope and extending a helping hand.” NASWF’s nomination package showcased the base’s nearly 2,000 hours of volunteer service to-
wards helping the less fortunate and improving the quality of life for struggling families. Volunteer programs and events that exemplified the installation’s efforts throughout 2015, included: Pensacola Florida Habitat for Humanity, United Way, ESCAROSA Coalition on the Homeless, Bay Area Food Bank, Helping Hand Missions of Florida, Peace on Earth in Action, Covenant Hospice of Milton and other opportuni-
ties that helped to make positive impacts in the local community. Almost 20,000 people were aided through the volunteer efforts of the Whiting Field team and 14 percent of the base’s population volunteered time to help collect more than 50,000 pounds of food for those in need, transporting household goods for veterans who needed to move, and visiting hospice homes. Throughout the year, the volunteers signif-
icantly affected the Santa Rosa County community. “We have an amazing group of Sailors here who are dedicated toward helping their neighbors in the local area. They not only work hard and are talented professionals in their chosen careers, but are tremendous citizens within their communities. I couldn’t be prouder of their efforts and am extremely happy to serve alongside them,” Bahlau stated.
NASWF’s FFSC completes certification process From Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) service members can now be more confident than ever in the programs provided at the base’s Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). Having completed a certification process administered by the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Dec. 10, the services offered at FFSC met all of the Department of Defense (DoD) criteria.
To ensure quality programs are offered, the CNIC conducts regular inspections every four years for each FFSC. Doing so ensures personnel have access to the same services at every FFSC, both domestic and international. Due to the inspection’s extensive coverage, FFSC began reviewing their operating procedures and curriculum several months ago. The certification process consisted of both an online and on-site evaluation of all the services FFSC provides, including per-
sonal financial management, sexual assault prevention, individual counseling, resume writing, and transition assistance. More than 470 different criteria were inspected by the CNIC within a three day period, and resulted in no necessary corrective actions. “Because no further corrective actions had to be made, our certification was not just a success, but an overwhelming success,” FFSC Director Sharon Boggs said. With their current programs certified and standardized by
the CNIC, FFSC now has the ability to grow by providing additional services to personnel and their families. Additionally, the staff possess more than 100 years of experience between their own active-duty service and employment at FFSC, leaving Boggs confident of their capabilities. “This means when service members on a small base like NASWF walk through our door they can receive the same, and in my opinion better, services as those offered on much larger Navy installa-
tions.” Other FFSCs in the region, along with local staff and volunteers, helped make the certification a successful effort by reviewing current policies and procedures. As a token of their appreciation, FFSC invited the community to attend its open house Jan. 13, offering free coffee and donuts to visitors. “The staff went above and beyond my expectations and I was amazed at how everyone stepped up to accomplish what was needed, I give them a big Bravo Zulu,” Boggs said.
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NEX starting year with healthy event
A Better You Resolution Event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16, at the NEX Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. The event is aimed at helping you keep your New Year resolutions. Sports and nutrition demonstrations and samples will be presented to help you get a jump start into feeling and looking good from head to toe. Various register-to-win opportunities also will be available storewide. For more information, call 458-8250.
Japanese New Year celebration Jan. 16
The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida will welcome the Japanese New Year, the year of the monkey, with a celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 16. at the Rex Theater, 18 North Palafox St. The event will feature Japanese food, dance and cultural demonstrations. Admission is $8 per person ($4 for JAS members) and $6 for students with ID. For details, call 361-8750 or e-mail email@example.com.
Improv group to perform Jan. 15
First City Improv will present “Tickle Spot,” a comedy revue that includes sketches written by troupe members intermingled with improv games, at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Panhandle Community Theatre, 4646 Woodbine Road in Pace. Tickets are $7. They can be purchased in advance online at setsco.org. Seating is limited and ticket sales will be cash only at the door. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to setsco.org.
Krewe throwing party with a purpose
The Krewe of Blues (KOB) will present its annual Pin and Bead Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at Seville Square. The event will feature food and drink vendors, a silent auction and a raffle. The Emerald Coast Blues Brothers will perform. Guests can donate $10 for the Gulf Coast Kids House or a box of diapers for the krewe’s diaper drive to receive a KOB pin (while supplies last). For more information, go to pensacolakreweofblues.com.
Workshop teaches suicide prevention
A SafeTALK workshop, sponsored by the NAS Pensacola Chapel, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 21 at the All Faiths Chapel, Bldg. 634. The workshop features videos that illustrate responses. Discussion and practice stimulate learning.
Bag some used books at Jan. 30 sale
Partyline submissions You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.email@example.com. 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. Participants will be better able to: • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid talking about suicide. • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide and talk to them about suicide. • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe) to connect to a person with thoughts of suicide to a first aid intervention caregiver. The workshop is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees at NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, Saufley Field and NAS Whiting Field. For more information, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2798 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.
School to hold open house Jan. 31
St. John Catholic School, 325 South Navy Blvd., has scheduled an open house for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31. Teachers, parents and students can take tours of the preK-3 through 8th grade campus and discussing the opportunities for the 2016-17 school year. Applications for registration, tuition assistance and scholarship information will also be available. For more information, call 456-5218 or go to www.stjohnpensacola.com.
Chili cook-off scheduled for Jan. 29
Escambia Christian School will present its 17th annual ECS Cougar Chili Cook-off from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Escambia Christian School Gymnasium, 3311 West Moreno St. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Costs is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children at the door. Ticket price includes chili, dessert, crackers and cornbread. Soft drinks are not included. For more information, call 433-8476.
A Blowout Book Sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30 in the large meeting room at the downtown library, 239 North Spring St. You can purchase all the used books you can fit in a bag for $5. Bags will be provided The free event is being sponsored by the Friends of West Florida Public Library. For more information, call 494-1326.
Medical examiner to speak at library
Dr. Gary Cumberland of Pensacola will be talking about and signing his new book, “My Life With Death: Memoirs Of A Journeyman Medical Examiner,” at the West Florida Public Library, 239 North Spring St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 1. Copies of his book will be available to purchase. The free event is being sponsored by the Friends of West Florida Public Library. Cumberland has performed hundreds of autopsies in the course of the past 30 years. In his book, he uses actual cases to explain basic principles and procedures used in death investigation. For more information, call 494-1326.
Air Force band to play free concert
The United States Air Force Band of the West is scheduled to perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Featured soloists will be A1C Alicia Cancel and Staff Sgt. Kathleen Keese. The band is a 45-member ensemble that represents the Air Force by performing for formal military ceremonies, educational clinics and public concerts throughout the southern United States. Tickets are available at www.band ofthewest.af.mil or call MWR at 452-3806.
NMCRS fund drive to kick off Feb. 17
The 2016 Active Duty Fund Drive for the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will kick off with a breakfast for local command representatives Feb. 17 at the Mustin Beach Club. Donations will be collected beginning in March. Contributions will enable your fellow Sailors and Marines to solve problems, overcome crises and find relief. If you are willing to give of your time and resources in coordinating fundraising events, contact Lt. Cmdr. Charles Mayfield at 452-6736, ext. 293, (e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org), or his executive assistant, CTM1 Blake Phelps, at 452-6813 (e-mail, email@example.com).
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NASP volunteers help build “living shoreline;” See page B2 Spotlight
This Jan. 18, Americans celebrate the achievements of
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. “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” – Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964.
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 2016, it falls on Jan. 18. 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.” The late Nelson Mandela, accepting the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, similarly credited King as his predecessor in the effort to resolve justly the issues of racism and human dignity. 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 pub-
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Gandhi and further refined his thought on nonviolent social protest. 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 peace-
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (center) at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963. From U.S. Information Agency, Press and Publications Service
This was an alliance of black ministers and churches organized to pursue nonviolent direct action against segregation. SCLC leaders 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
ful demonstrators, many of them schoolchildren. The images horrified the nation. King was arrested 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 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.
Pensacola’s Martin Luther King Parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 18. Floats line up at 9 a.m. downtown. Parade begins at 11 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m.
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lic face, appealing to white Americans’ spirit of brotherhood. When the federal courts, following the reasoning of the Supreme Court’s 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).
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Jokes & Groaners It was so cold ... ... 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’d have to jump start a reindeer. ... my car won’t start running and my nose won’t stop. ... only “Ed” has enough time to write his name in the snow. ... 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 couldn’t get into a heated argument.
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NASP volunteers help with Bayou Grande ‘Living Shoreline’ Story, photos from Maggie Berger Education and Community Outreach Coordinator www.KeepPensacolaBeautiful.org
olunteers from NAS Pensacola tenant commands have lent a hand recently with the preservation of local aquatic preserves. In December, volunteers from Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) assisted Keep Pensacola Beautiful and Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Northwest Florida Aquatic Preserves in conducting an oyster reef build at Bayou Grande. The reef build event is part of an ongoing project called Bayou Grande Living Shorelines, and focuses on addressing environmental issues at Bayou Grande such as eroding shorelines and the decrease of
natural habitat. According to Keep Pensacola Beautiful, volunteers from NAS Pensacola have participated in nearly every Living Shoreline volunteer event proving essential to achieving the project’s goals. NAS Pensacola volunteers have included groups from Naval Air Technical Training Center (ATC, AS, AME, PR Divisions); Naval Information Operations Command (NIOC) and the Air Force’s 359 Training Squadron (TRS) Detachment One. Keep Pensacola Beautiful states that “the dedi-
NAS Pensacola volunteers extend the oyster shell reef.
NAS Pensacola volunteers from Naval Information Operations Command (NIOC) help build an oyster shell reef at Bayou Grande. According to www.KeepPensacolaBeautiful.org, the following organizations have been recognized as official oyster team members: Pine Forest High School NJROTC, Naval Air Technical Training Center (ATC, AS, AME, PR Divisions); NIOC and USAF 359 Training Squadron Detachment 1.
cation and enthusiasm of the (military volunteers) is particularly commendable.” Throughout the year, Keep Pensacola Beautiful collects
barrels of oyster shells from local participating restaurants to be transported, dumped and dried by the sun in what is virtually a vacant parking lot. From there, NAS Pensacola volunteers bagged the dried shells and stacked the bags. In December, volunteers from NATTC transported the stacked oyster bags from the staging site to Bayou Grande and strategically placing them in the water in attempts to mitigate the impact of boat waves and erosion of shorelines. Oyster shells act as the pre-
ferred substrate of oyster larvae, or spat, to settle and mature, and live adult oysters are able to filter 50 gallons of water in a 24-hour period. The outcomes of constructing reefs from recycled oyster shells include a decrease in erosion rates caused by waves, a natural water filtration system and a natural habitat for marine species to thrive. The Bayou Grande Living Shorelines project received funding from Gulf Power and Southern Company through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation partnership.
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Gulf Islands National Seashore extends hours From National Park Service
Gulf Islands National Seashore has extended operating hours at Fort Pickens and Perdido Key areas from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. The extended hours are in response to public comments requesting access during the early morning and late evening for fishing, star gazing, and other activities. The seashore will no longer sell the night owl pass, which was offered for an additional $30 to allow after-hours access for fishing. Visitors who want to fish at Fort Pickens or Perdido Key before dawn or after dark won’t be required to purchase this additional pass. “Whether you want to fish, watch the sunrise or sunset, stargaze or have an evening stroll on the beach, you can enjoy the park from early morning to
late evening,” said Superintendent Dan Brown. These changes will also help the park better provide for visitor safety and protect park resources and facilities. The expanded operating hours more closely match those hours that a majority of visitors use the park, and will enable the park to have park rangers on duty to respond to visitor emergencies and incidents, and to monitor park resources and facilities. “We are committed to providing visitors with the best possible Gulf Islands experience,” Brown said. The visitors centers and museums at Fort Barrancas, Fort Pickens and the Naval Live Oaks areas are open daily
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center will be closed Jan. 18 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Programs scheduled in January include: • “Advanced Redoubt: Legacy in Brick & Mortar,” is offered at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Visitors should meet at the entrance to Advanced Redoubt. • “Fort Barrancas: Guardian of the Gulf,” is offered at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Visitors should meet at the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center. • “Stories of Survival,” 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Visitors should meet at the Fort Pickens Museum.
• “Fort Pickens: Garrison for Freedom,” 2 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Visitors should meet at the entrance to Fort Pickens. • “Creature Feature,” 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Learn about some of the plants and animals that call the seashore home. Visitors should meet at the Fort Pickens Museum. All programs are free, but are subject to change. There is an entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area and Fort Barrancas area. For updated information, call 934-2600 or go to www.nps. gov/guis. For visitors wishing to stay in the park overnight, reservations for campsites at Fort Pickens can be made at Recreation.gov or by calling 1 (877) 444-6777.
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Members of The Capitol Steps act out a skit about the state of airport security during a performance. Photo from Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
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WUWF Public Media and the Capitol Steps are both turning 35 in 2016, and a birthday celebration performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 15, at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. Through comedy and song the troupe has been entertaining fans by parodying politicians since 1981. It all started when some staffers for Sen. Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play. But eventually, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies and skits which conveyed a special brand
of satirical humor. Since that time, the comedic team has recorded more 35 albums, including their latest, “Mock the Vote.” The group has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations during the “Politics Takes a Holiday” radio specials. Priding themselves as “equal opportunity offenders,” the members scour the headlines – political and social – for material. Most cast members have worked on Capitol Hill; some for Democrats, some for Republicans, and others for politicians who firmly straddle the fence.
Although the group is based in Washington, D.C., most of the shows are out-of-town or for out-of-town audiences. The group also has performed for the last five presidents. No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. All seats are $40 (plus taxes and applicable fees). WUWF membercard holders receive a 10 percent discount on up to 10 tickets by presenting their current card at the Saenger box office at time of purchase. Tickets also can be purchased through Ticketmaster. For more information, call 474-2787 or go to wuwf.org.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2D), PG-13, 8 p.m.; “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Sisters,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2D), PG-13, noon and 5:20 p.m.; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (3D), PG-13, 2:20 p.m. and 8 p.m.; “The Good Dinosaur” (3D), PG, 11:30 a.m.; “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” PG, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; “Creed,” PG-13, 5:50 p.m.; “Sisters,” R, 8:30 p.m.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2D), PG-13, noon and 5:30 p.m.; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (3D), PG-13, 2:50 p.m. and 8:10 p.m.; “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Krampus,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “In the Heart of the Sea” (2D), PG, 4:50 p.m.; “Sisters,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“The Good Dinosaur” (3D), PG, 2 p.m.; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (3D), PG-13, 4 p.m.; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Creed,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Sisters,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Alvin and the Chipmunks,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “In the Heart of the Sea” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Brooklyn,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“The Good Dinosaur” (3D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “In the Heart of the Sea” (3D), PG, 7:30 p.m.; “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.
“Krampus,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Brooklyn,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Spotlight,” R, 7:30 p.m.
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
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.navymwrpensacola.com. • Deadlift Competition: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Wenzel Fitness Center at NASP Corry Station. Weigh in starts at 5 p.m. For information or to register to compete, call 452-6198. • Rid the World of Fad Diets Day: Jan. 21, Radford Fitness Center. Trainers will be available to answer questions. For more information, call 452-9845. • Group X Extravaganza: 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 23 Radford Fitness Center. 21 classes in four hours. Eligible patrons can sample classes and meet instructors. For more information, call 452-9845. • Child care providers wanted: The Child Development Home (CDH) Care Program is accepting applications for orientation. Earn income by becoming certified to provide child care services from your home according to Navy standards. Providers who operate an infant/pre-toddler program can earn a potential yearly income of $31,000. Providers who operate a multi-age program can earn a potential yearly income of $48,000. For more information or to register, call 572-5026 or 281-5368. • Winter aquatics: Even during the winter months you can get your swim fix. MWR Aquatics programs are offered at the indoor pool, Bldg. 3828. Check out classes and events for aquatics. For more information, call 452-9429 or go to www.facebook.com/naspaquatics. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. • Danger Zone Paintball: Sign up for the Paintball Challenge at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Open until 5 p.m. Monday and Friday for challenge events. $20 for activeduty and $30 for civilians. Includes full equipment rental, 500 rounds of paint and free air refills. Reservations required two weeks in advance. For information, call 281-5489. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For ages 5 to 17. Cost is $20 per month for adults and $15 per month for children. For more information, call 324-3146 or 457-1421 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. • Navy MWR Digital Library: You can now log on at home. Service is available for activeduty personnel, Reservists, retirees, dependents, DoN delayed entry program personnel, civilian employees and contractors. Sign up, and start borrowing books today. Go to https://MWRDigitalLibrary.navy.mil. • Auto repairs: NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 1006. Do vehicle repairs yourself. The Auto Skills Center has manuals (online), equipment and lifts, as well as staff to assist. For information, call 452-6542. • 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.
Liberty activities 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.
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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 • 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. • 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. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. 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 room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Fleet and Family Support Center • 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 each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.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 4533442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Life Skills Webinars: During fiscal year 2016, Navy Southeast Region Fleet and Family Support Program is offering several 30-45 minute life skill classes via webinar. The schedule includes: – Personal Communication, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and Feb. 25. – Stress Management, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 21 and Feb. 11. – Healthy Relationships, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 9. For more information, or to register, call 1 (866) 293-2776 or e-mail cnrsen-93-csp@ navy.mil. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 25. A discussion of the challenges and joys of liv-
ing in a blended family. All military parents are welcome. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • U.S. Department of Veteranʼs Affairs e-benefits worshop: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 20. A resource guide to all online veteran’s benefits. Open to all military veterans and military family members. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Counseling Month: January is Professional Counseling Month. If you or a family member are in need of assistance and would like to speak to one of the counselors at FFSC, call to make an appointment at 452-2633. • Couples Communication Workshop: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Feb. 17 and Feb. 24. This is a two-day, two-hour class. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs help delivering meals to homebound elderly throughout Escambia County. Flexible schedules. For information, go
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to www.coawfla.org. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report hours to receive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_comm_ outreach@Navy.mil.
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Bridge and inshore fishing. 5 working rods with reels all clean with good lines. Variety of light/heavy combos. $35 for all, includes Plano tackle box. 454-9486.
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For Sale: Health rider Club H140e elliptical. Looks and works like new. Paid $1300 will sell for $400, OBO. Call /Text Beth 251-7521,000 Watt @ 2291. PYLE PRO PD1000A Motors AM/FM receiver w/built- Autos for sale in DVD/ MP3/ Chevy USB. Near 1987 Montecarlo SS new with owners manual and Excellent condiremote. Paid tion. New carb $425 and ask- and valve covMainteing $250 OBO. ers. nance, oil 850-484-8998. changes kept up. 162,000 miles. Dog House, $5,300. Email: Medium size, ray.rebel@yaho Wood custom, o.com. Call 850very nice, $50. 525-3462, 850850-478-9321. 944-7555. Zero Water Cooler with mini fridge, very nice, $50. 850-478-9321
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Small GE Chest freezer. 20” deep and 29” wide. 4 months old. $200. Call 850293-9445 Apple iPhone 4S. Comes with WWII foot charger, Surlocker for sale. vivor case, blueGood condition. tooth headset. Has shelf inside. Non-SIM, will $100. Call 850- work on Veri293-9445. z o n , StraightTalk, Bomber jacket. Net10, etc. Excellent con- $200, obo. Call dition. Size 251-272-9773. Medium. $120. Call 850-293- M o t o r o l a 9445. Blackberry phone, comes SCUBA. JBL with charger & 42 Spear gun bluetooth, will like new and 2 work on AT&T, pole spears set T - M o b i l e , up for lionfish. Straight Talk, All like new. etc. $100, obo. $100 for all. Call 251-2729773. 417-1694.
7 piece solid oak queen bedroom set includes mattress and box spring. Paid $2000. Yours for $750. 850-417-1016.
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2009 Itaska Motor Home 29 ft. 2 slides. 10000 miles. Ford Engine 450. Great condition. $61,000 OBO. Pace, FL. 850-384-4366.
3bed/2bath 1400 sq ft. home @marcus pointe villas for rent757 Ladner Drive, Pensacola 32505. $1,000 a momin. 1 year contract$1,000 deposit. cats ok- Close to NAS- available January 1, 2016- call or text 850-2928789 or email, amybreaz@ao l.com.
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Tail-gater special. 1986 RV, motorhome, 34 ft Dutch Star by Newmar with slideout. Low miles 29,000. Runs great $6500 obo.
RV for sale: 2001 35 ft Itasca. 52 K miles. Well maintained. $25K. Shown by apartment. Serious inquiries only. For Sale: 2008 850-477-9345. BMW 750Li with 104K Nissan Frontier miles. Immacu- parts. 2005-prelate inside and sent. 17” six out. Has all the spoke Alloy a m e n i t i e s . wheels, chrome White with lug nuts, center Black interior. caps $250. Like $16,750. Call new headlights 850-393-6084. $100. Weather beater floor 1998 Ford Tau- mats $50. 850rus 3.0L Duratec 484-8998. 185k miles with spoiler, runs great, good condition. $2,000. 850-206-2307.
2008 White Hyundai Azera Limited. 92,000 mi. Fullyloaded, excellent condition. $7,500 firm. Solid oak en- 850-456-4335. tertainment center. $100. Motorcycles 850-417-1016. 2005 Harley, Akai four Electra Glide channel RTR Standard, chopwith 17 tapes per blue. Power ($102 albums commander, 3 from early seats, backrest, 70s). $150. bags, lots of ex850-417-1016. tras. $10,499 obo. Can send pics. Call or text 850-377-6427.
3/3 Beach House for rent starting in April. Located in Gulf Shores across street from public beach. Sleeps up to 20. $5500/month. Condo for rent. 404-432-6045, 2 BR/2 BA. no text. Close to NHP, NASP. $500 deHomes for sale posit, $950 per mo. 1yr lease. No pets. W/D One bedroom 850-339-7422. fully furnished & newly reno1750 sqft. vated water4BR/2BA brick front condo for home in Milton sale by owner near I-10. Cov- $95,000. Conered parking tact 850-375for and pets consid- 0446 showing at 825 e r e d . $1275/month, Bayshore Dr. 1yr lease. Avail- Have something able Feb 1. For to sell? more info 850- Call 433-1166 982-1783. ext. 29
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