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Richardson documented naval aviation’s beginnings From NASP PAO
Walter Leroy Richardson, the man known as the “Father of Naval Photography,” was born in Princeton Depot, Mass., Aug. 21, 1889. His love for photography developed while still in high school with the purchase of a mail order camera kit. After enlisting in the Navy Nov. 1, 1911, Richardson was assigned to the USS Mississippi (BB 23) as a ship’s cook fourth class. The 25-year-old amateur photographer was snapping pictures as the battleship steamed into the debris-littered Pensacola Bay Jan. 20, 1914. The Mississippi’s commanding officer, Lt. Cmdr. Henry C. Mustin, was tasked with delivering the naval aviation unit (from Annapolis, Md.) that would convert the old shipyard into the Navy’s first Naval Aeronautic Station and Flying School. Richardson’s love of photography and tinkering with machinery brought him to the attention of Lt. j.g. John Towers, the officer in charge of the historic naval air detachment. Convinced that Richardson’s skills were of great value to the naval air service, Towers requested that Richardson be permanently assigned as the official station photographer. Mustin agreed, and Richardson’s rating was changed to aviation mechanic because no photographic rating existed at the time. With the official blessings of Mustin and Towers, Richardson set up a crude photo lab in a storage room and set out to formally document all aspects of the early stages of naval aviation. Each time Richardson turned in a photograph, Towers became a little more impressed with the former cook’s photographic talents and value. By early 1915, Richardson’s photographic tasking increased tremendously as he made photographic
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NAS Pensacola names HQ for first Navy photographer Event starts yearlong celebration for the base’s 100th anniversary By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
Park Service. The barracks would take several years to construct, as funding and materials were appropriated. Bricks, for example, were in heavy demand at the Navy Yard, due to massive construction following the Mexican War. Concrete, masonry and wood as well as brickwork were used in the barracks. tlement in Pensacola – “Noble live oak trees and only the second sucin the vicinity” were precessful permanent settleserved “for ornament and ment in Florida – it’s a shade,” according to the logical and deeply historireport. Since “excellent cal site for the naval air stawater” was found at a depth tion’s command headquarters. of 18 feet, wells were substiBldg. 1500 was built in 1939, tuted for cisterns in March 1849. nearby the site of the “first Toward the end of 1850, four dibuilding” – the barracks of Fort visions of the barracks were Lt. Walter Leroy Barrancas, which ground was “completed in all their parts, exRichardson broken for in June 1847, accept the substitution of two sets cording to a historic structure report prepared of iron stair cases,” and the building was ready for U.S. Department of the Interior, National for occupation by enlisted men of four companies in November 1850. Work continued on the barracks until August 1851, when funds were exhausted. Civil War era and later photos show the barracks as a large, three-story masonry building. Painted white and immediately dubbed “the white house,” it was similar in some aspects to today’s Bldg. 1500. The barracks building burned and was demolished, making way for the current structure in 1939. History is literally underfoot at the headquarters building. Bldg. 1500 is a National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)-eligible
aval Air Station Pensacola will kick off its centennial celebration with the dedication of the NASP command headquarters, Bldg. 1500, today, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will take place on the south side of the building. Guest speakers for the event will be U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller and Rear Adm. Donald Quinn, Commander, Naval Education and Training Command. Capt.Keith Hoskins, Commanding Officer NAS Pensacola will provide opening remarks. The event is open to the public. Bldg. 1500 is a historic legacy, located just east of the historic site of the Spanish presidio (a presidio is a garrison or fortress) “Santa Maria de Galve,” (1698-1719). Since Santa Maria de Galve was the first permanent set-
In a photo dated July 1979, Bldg. 1500 is identified as the “U.S. Naval Schools of Photography.” Photo courtesy NavFac SE
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NHP residency program to share information Story, photo by Jason Bortz NHP PAO
Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Family Medicine Residency Program was recently included in a new online database of professional training programs created by the Patient-Centered Primary
Care Collaborative (PCPCC). The hospital is the only military treatment facility to be included in the database, which identifies innovative primary care training programs throughout the United States. The PCPCC, which was started in 2006, works to advance an effective and ef-
Lt. Kevin Bernstein, a chief resident, speaks with Lt. Caitlin Redman, a resident, about Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Family Medicine Residency Program. Bernstein led an initiative to include NHP in a new database of professional training programs created by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.
ficient health system with a strong foundation of primary care and a patientcentered medical home model. The database is managed by the PCPCC’s Education and Training Task Force and includes 100 programs that support students, residents and health professionals deliver primary care that is patientcentered and collaborative across multiple disciplines including nursing, social work, behavior health and more. NHP’s Family Medicine Residency Program was the first program in the Navy to implement a patient-centered medical home model, known as Medical Home Port, into its residency curriculum. “I thought it was important to share how residents are taught patient-centered care because we have an established curriculum here
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USS Alabama Living History Crew in action ... Outfitted in authentic period clothing and gear, World War II reenactors from the USS Alabama Living History Crew recently held drills onboard the battleship in Mobile, Ala. The group is dedicated to accurate portrayals of service member’s lives during the ship’s active history. For more, visit https:// www. facebook. com/UssAlabamaLivingHistoryCrew. Photo by Patti Wagner
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NEX lowers prices on everyday household items By Kristine M. Sturkie Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) – The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced Jan. 13 that it has lowered prices on nearly 240 everyday household items to better serve its Sailors and their families. Customers will see new lower prices on items such as
laundry detergent, bleach, fabric softeners, paper towels and bath tissue. Customers can expect to see lower prices on additional household items in the future. “We know these are items our customers buy on a regular basis and so we re-evaluated our pricing
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structure, contributing to the Barrancas Cantonment Historic District that is also within the limits of a NRHP eligible archaeological site. Bldg. 1500 is well known for being home to the United States Naval Schools of Photography. From 1950 to 1998, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and some civilians were taught basic and advanced photography skills –
model based on competition outside the gate,” said Tess Paquette, Navy Exchange Service C o m m a n d (NEXCOM) senior vice president and chief merchandising officer. “We want customers to know that when they shop their NEX, they will find hundreds of
a base tradition that goes back to the base’s establishment as an air station. From 1950 to 1998, Bldg. 1500 was home to the United States Naval Schools of Photography – “A,” “B” and “C” schools taught basic, advanced and specialized photography, respectively. In 1993, the “all-Navy” chapter of the school’s history ended when the school was opened up to other Department of Defense personnel. A time capsule outside the building, placed before the time
household essential items at everyday low prices to help them save money.” To make it easier for customers to find the merchandise with the new lower prices, yellow “New Lower Price” stickers will be placed on the shelves next to the products. As always, if customers find a lower price on a product at another retailer, the NEX will match the price. If the price difference is $10 or less, the price
of the school’s closure in 1998, contains photos, photography equipment and other historical items; it’s due to be opened in 2096. Bldg. 1500 has yet another unique distinction – it’s the only building on base with a submarine periscope. During World War II, strategic planners relied heavily on photography taken from aircraft. It was noted that submarines could get also decent photos of obstacles to beach landings and other details
will be matched on the spot. No proof is required. For details and more information about the price matching policy and all NEX policies, visit www.mynavyexchange.com/command/customer_service/price_match.ht ml or speak with an NEX associate. For more news from Navy Exchange Service Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/nexcom/.
by taking photos through their submarine periscopes. Sailors were trained in the technique and although Bldg. 1500’s periscope was placed after World War II, it remains a unique reminder of the contributions made by Navy photographers. With the NASP command headquarters dedication to Walter Leroy Richardson, Bldg. 1500’s contributions to history are ongoing and renewed in 2014.
Dodgeball pits NAS Pensacola wardroom and chiefʼs mess against Pensacola Police Department ... During the inaugural NASP Dodgeball Challenge, held recently at the Radford Fitness Center, the NASP team – consisting of volunteers from the wardroom and chief’s mess – were victorious against the Pensacola Police Department, scoring best two out of three rounds. The NASP Dodgeball Challenge is planned as an annual event between the two forces. (Left) NASP players charge down court; (right) NavFac SE PWD Pensacola’s Lt. Cmdr. Alfred M. Nuzzolo and NASP CMDCM Jeff Grosso make rapid-fire shots. Photos by Jennifer Hathaway
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records of all aircraft tests, instrument installations, aircraft accidents, and the wide variety of other activities associated with the beginnings of naval aviation. He also worked tirelessly with the Navy’s first naval aviators to perfect aerial photographic methods and in testing equipment submitted to the Navy by a variety of inventors and manufacturers. During this time, Richardson made the first U.S. Naval aerial photographs while flying in a Curtiss single-engine open-seat seaplane with a 5-inch-by-7-inch dry plate camera. It soon became obvious that there was a need for a dedicated aerial camera to meet the Navy’s new aerial reconnaissance mission. Working from the requirements and specs developed by Richardson, the Eastman Kodak Company created the first handheld aerial oblique camera; the Model A, in August 1915. It was equipped with a highspeed lens, suitable for photography at attitudes between 1,000 and 2,000 feet. When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, military requirements for photography increased dramatically. Army and Navy observers in Europe sent back impressive reports on the value of reconnaissance and combat photography to military decision makers. Now that America was in the war, both services decided to organize their own photographic divisions. The Navy determined that Richardson was the right man to head up its photographic division. In November 1917, he was promoted to (aviation) machinist’s mate first class and given orders to attend the newly established
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Army Aerial Photography School at Langley Field, Va. Before departing, he was promoted to chief machinist’s mate. Within days of completing the Army course, Richardson reported to the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., with orders to establish a photographic section. He was discharged from the Navy Jan. 2, 1918, and immediately commissioned as an ensign in the Naval Reserve Flying Corps. He then organized the photographic section and prepared plans for a Naval School of Aerial Photography, the first school that would eventually be consolidated with others into the U.S. Naval Schools of Photography. As the Navy’s first photographic officer, Richardson visualized a Navy photographic organization that could be called upon to cover photographic assignments aboard ships and at shore stations, as well as satisfy the Navy’s ever-increasing demand for aerial photography. By April 1918, Richardson had earned his wings as a Navy pilot (naval aviator No. 582) so he could personally fly his students on aerial assignments. As a result of Richardson’s foresight, direction and leadership, the rating of photographer, capable of meeting the needs of both naval aviation and the general service, was officially established July 1, 1921. The former ship’s cook was honorably discharged from military service Jan. 1, 1926 and took a position as the civilian head of the photographic section in the Bureau of Aeronautics. In 1932, he was designated senior scientist and photographic inspector for the Bureau of Aeronautics, a position he held until his death June 14, 1945.
January 17, 2014
Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White 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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around Medical Home Port,” said Lt. Kevin Bernstein, a chief resident, NHP. Bernstein led the initiative to include NHP in the database and spent many hours submitting information about the residency program to PCPCC. “We are training people within a successful model here,” said Bernstein. “That model is good for civilian hospitals to use as well as military treatment facilities.” Sharing of information and successful models is the basis of the database, which is open to everyone at www.pcpcc.org/training. The database is searchable and includes detailed information on existing training programs to include formal curricula, educational components and core competencies that support teambased care delivery like Medical Home Port. The news of the inclusion on PCPCC’s database came at the same time it was announced that NHP’s Family Medicine Residency Program will be dissolving by 2016. Despite this news, Bernstein, along with his fellow residents, can take pride in knowing they learned patient-centered care at one of the most successful Medical Home Port programs in the Navy. “I am proud to be part of this program,” said Bernstein, who will graduate next summer. “We (all of the residents) believe that until the residency program is closed for good, residents here will receive the training to be the best doctors to operate within the Medical Home Port model.”
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6-year-old gets ‘dream’ VIP tour of NAS Pensacola Photos, story by Jill Dewhurst Mother of Will Dewhurst
Will loves fighter planes, aircraft carriers, fighter planes, battleships and fighter planes. The Children’s Dream Fund arranged for Will to become an honorary Blue Angel Dec. 910. (The Blue Angels are the Navy’s awesome demonstration flight squadron.) From the time we arrived at NAS Pensacola, Will was treated like a VIP. Here are some highlights: • Day one: After a police escort to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Will could not stop smiling. Our museum visit included gifts, climbing into aircraft cockpits, a Blue Angel flight simulator ride, an Aircraft Carrier Experience, a tour of the IMAX projection room, lunch at the Cubi Bar Café and an IMAX Blues training film. While that alone would have been awesome, the best was yet to come. We were escorted to the Blue Angels headquarters. As we pulled into the parking area, the one vacant space had a sign reading, “Blue Angels – Will Dewhurst.” The team had parked two Blue Angel FA-18 jets in the hangar for us to see. As we got closer, I noticed the pilot’s name under the cockpit canopy read “WILL DE-
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Will Dewhurst (right), 6, and his brother, Matthew, 5, toured the air traffic control tower during a visit to NAS Pensacola.
WHURST.” They had put our son’s name on a Blue Angel plane. Having obtained permission from the squadron commander ahead of time, the airframe specialist led Will up to sit in the cockpit, where he was belted in, and got to wear a real Blue Angel helmet. As if that wasn’t enough, Will and his brother, Matthew, got to climb into the cockpit of the C-130 Fat Albert and got a tour from the crew’s flight engineer. Then, we were off to meet the enlisted Blue Angel support team, and then to meet the squadron’s leader, Cmdr. Tom Frosch, the pilot of Blue Angel No. 1. As the boys talked to him, the other pilots came in to sign a model Blue Angel helmet and a plaque for Will, and give both boys pins. The commander even put pins on Will’s
Details The Children’s Dream Fund arranged a visit to Naval Air Station Pensacola for 6-yearold leukemia patient Will Dewhurst and his family. The organization works to fulfill dreams for children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more information, go to http://childrensdreamfund.org. shirt, as if he were getting medals. From there, we went to the Blues’ Ready Room, where they hold their briefings and all the officers gathered for a photo shoot with the boys. Will told them that since the plane
Will Dewhurst also got to meet NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins.
had his name on it, he was going to take it home. • Day two: After another police escort – this time to the Training Wing Six hangar – the boys toured the training jets and prop planes used to train pilots. Both boys took a turn in the fighter simulator (FA-18), where Will landed and took off from a carrier. Next was a tour of the air traffic control radar room and tower, where the boys each talked to pilots on the ground, giving them taxiing instructions. The Blue Angels landed
after a morning in Jacksonville and they had been given a heads up that the boys were in the tower. The Blues arrived in diamond formation and broke right in front of the tower window. So awesome. We all enjoyed lunch in the Jet Port Café, where the flight students eat, before heading to the fire and rescue center. The firefighters pulled the boys into a briefing and they were assigned to a fire engine. The boys rode in the front seat while the firefighters responded to a mock plane fire and fired the water cannons at a C-130. Once the “fire” was out, the fire trucks took us to the main fire station on base and the boys and their father, Bob, got to take a ride 40 feet up in the bucket of a ladder truck. After that adventure, the firefighters took us into their station for cake and goodies, including shirts with the boy’s names embroidered on them. For the dream’s finale, Will and Matthew were escorted to meet NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins in his office. As a former Blue Angel pilot, he had his helmet there, which he placed on Will’s head. The captain also gave both boys one of his challenge coins for their new collection. What a dream.
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Former President George H.W. Bush made honorary Blue Angel From Naval History and Heritage Command
hen it comes to jumping out of airplanes for birthday celebrations, former President George Herbert Walker Bush has been there, done that. Have an aircraft carrier named after you? Check that as well. But now No. 41 can add another accolade to his many accomplishments: “Blue Angel, Honorary.” On Jan. 10, Bush was given the honor by the elite Navy flying squad based on his reputation and long history of excellence, selflessness, dedication and service with honor, according to the Blue Angels spokesperson, who added, Bush is now considered a member of the Blue Angels team. It is Bush’s dedication to duty and selfless service that is his legacy. It was instilled in him from an early age. His father, Sen. Prescott Bush, stressed responsibility and duty, while his mother, Dorothy Walker Bush, taught all of her children humility by emphasizing service to others above all else. Bush was in his senior year of high school at Phillips Academy at Andover, Mass., when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. On his 18th birthday, June 12, 1942, Bush became a seaman second class rather than going to Yale University to which he had already been accepted. Bush would later credit his time serving in the military – especially during war – with making a man out of him. Since the Navy was waiving the two-year college requirement for officers, Bush chose to become an aviator. On June 9, 1943, just three days before his
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He completed his mission before turning the plane out to sea and telling his crew to “hit the silk.” “The cockpit was full of smoke and I was choking from it. I glanced at the wings and noticed that they were on fire … I am now beginning to think that perhaps some of the fragments may have either killed the two in back, or possibly knocked out their communications.” During his bail out, Bush’s head struck the tail of the plane, leaving him bloodied. After climbing into his life raft, Bush looked for signs of Delaney and White. Seeing none, he cried. “It bothers me so very much,”
Team members from the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, simulate flight patterns as former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, a naval aviator himself, gives a few pointers in his office Jan. 10. The team designated President Bush an Honorary Blue Angel for his reputation and long history of excellence, selflessness, dedication and service with honor. Photo by MC1 Terrence Siren
19th birthday, he received his wings at Corpus Christi, Texas, becoming the youngest Navy fighter pilot of World War II. His thoughts were captured in his prolific and insightful letters to his parents throughout his military years, later compiled in a book called “All the Best, George Bush.” “I cannot wait,” he wrote of his anxiousness of getting out to the battle front. “Not because of the glamour or the thrills – for heaven knows I love my home like few others – but because it is my job, clearly defined and it must be done.” By March 1944, Bush and his Torpedo Squadron 51 (VT-51) assigned to the light aircraft carrier USS San Jacinto (CVL 30) were sailing to the South Pacific as part of Task Force 58/38. “I’ve learned a good deal out here – lots that’s not practical by
a long shot – but it all goes to making a man out of one,” Bush wrote his parents June 10, 1944, just two days shy of his 20th birthday. Two weeks later, during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, he was forced to make a tail-first water landing after an engine failed with the plane loaded down with four bombs. All of the crew got out safely into the life raft before the plane exploded. Bush’s mood was uncharacteristically somber in a letter dated Sept. 3, 1944. “Yesterday was a day which will long stand in my memory,” he wrote. Bush was on a mission to bomb Chichi Jima radio installations, with Radioman 2nd Class John Delaney, and Lt. j.g. William “Ted” White as his gunner. Bush’s Avenger was struck by Japanese anti-aircraft shells.
he wrote. “I did tell them and when I bailed out I felt that they must have gone, and yet now I feel so terribly responsible for their fate.” After a couple of hours, Bush finally saw a periscope. “You can imagine how happy I was when I saw this submarine hove into view. They pulled me out of the raft and took me below where they fixed me up in grand style.” Bush was with USS Finback (SS 230) for 30 days, then flown to Pearl Harbor. Although he could have rotated home, Bush rejoined his squadron Nov. 2, 1944. After the war ended, Bush was discharged in September 1945, having flown 58 combat missions, 1,208 hours of flying time and 126 carrier landings. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism under fire,
three Air Medals and the Presidential Unit citation with the USS San Jacinto. Of the 14 pilots who began with VT-51, only four returned home. After graduating from Yale with a degree in economics and starting his own oil company, Bush returned to public service, including two terms as a representative from Texas in the U.S. Congress; ambassador to the United Nations; chief of the U.S. Liaison Office to China and director of the Central Intelligence Agency. After eight years as vice president with the late President Ronald Reagan, Bush was elected president in 1988. During his presidency, Bush and a coalition of nearly 30 other nations ended Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. Since retiring from public service in 1993, Bush continued his humanitarian work, most notably with former President Bill Clinton raising aid for 2005 Hurricane Katrina victims and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. On Jan. 10, 2009. the final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was placed into commission bearing his name, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). During the ceremony he spoke to the commissioning crew saying, “I wish I was sitting right out there with you ready to start the adventures of my naval aviation career all over.” President Barack Obama honored Bush with the 2010 Medal of Freedom, the highest award given to a civilian, for his 70 years of public service. “His life is a testament that public service is a noble calling,” Obama said during the Feb. 15, 2011 ceremony at the White House. “Like the remarkable Barbara Bush, his humility and his decency reflects the very best of the American spirit. This is a gentleman.” Fitting words to describe a former naval officer and the Navy’s newest Blue Angel.
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January 17, 2014
Pensacola vet center begins New Year with outreach events for veterans By Jerron Barnett NHP PAO
The Department of Veterans Affairs Pensacola Vet Center staff members will promote its free readjustment counseling services to eligible veterans and their families in a variety of venues in January. Vet center staff members will bring its Mobile Vet Center (MVC) vehicle to the Run, Walk or Drag with Color race event that will be held at Naval Air Station Pensacola at 9 a.m. Jan. 18. The race event is part of the NAS Pensacola Centennial Celebration. On Jan. 22, vet center staff members will conduct an outreach event on NAS Whiting Field. The MVC will be set up in the Whiting Field Commissary parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The MVC is part of VA’s customized vehicle fleet that is commonly known as a “vet center on wheels.” The MVC has confidential counseling space and a state-of-the-art communication package that vet center staff can take to rural areas or community events to The Pensacola Vet Center's Mobile Vet Center, part of VA’s customized vehicle fleet known as a “vet center provide readjustment counseling services and more to on wheels,” will be at the Run with Color 5K Jan. 18 (see information below) VA photo by Thomas Coffelt veterans and their families. The Pensacola Vet Center is located at 4504 Twin every month, the vet center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 These events are part of the vet center’s Veterans Day 2013 to Veterans Day 2014 outreach campaign, Oaks Drive. The phone number is 456-5886, and its p.m. Learn more about VA vet centers at: http://www.vetwhere vet center staff will either sponsor events or operating hours are as follows: Monday, 7 a.m. to 6 partner with the community in the surrounding coun- p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 center.va.gov. Veterans can speak confidentially with ties to increase veterans’ awareness of vet center serv- a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Fri- a vet center counselor at any time by calling 1-877day, 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on the third Saturday of WAR-VETS (877-927-8387). ices.
APC power strips recalled due to fire hazard From DoD Washington Headquarters Services
Government building occupants should be advised of the potential fire hazard of the APC Series 7 and Series 8 Surge Protectors (1993-2002) and the manufacturer’s recall. Schneider Electric has issued a recall of its APC Series 7 and Series 8 Surge Protectors. The recall notice may be found at http://www. cpsc. gov/en/Recalls/2014/ SchneiderElectric- Recalls- APC-Surge-Protectors/ ; however, the designated
agency contact (DAC) should be considered the liaison to submit paperwork for replacement of government-owned power strips. The surge protectors can overheat, smoke and melt, posing a fire hazard. Action: Immediately stop using the recalled surge protectors, unplug them, and notify their DAC to obtain appropriate replacements.
Look at the bar code on the back to identify the model number and year of the APC unit to determine whether the power strip is part of the recall. The two numbers that follow the first two characters in the serial number sequence indicate the year of manufacture. The unit is included in the recall if the numbers are 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01 or 02. Questions about this recall should be emailed to: WHS.FireInfo @mail.mil or call the Office of the Pentagon Fire Marshal at (703) 695-3300.
Run with Color 5K Jan. 18 Run with Color – Jan 18: MWR has partnered with Jubilee by the Bay for the Run with Color 5K Jan. 18 at 9 a.m., as part of the NAS Pensacola centennial celebration. Register for this family event by going to jubileebythebay.com. Registration is now open. With no winner or official times, the Run,
Walk or Drag with Color Race is more about bringing the community together in celebration and creating a memorable and colorful run. Attendees will enjoy an after party following the race until 12:30 p.m. Call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or visit jubileebythebay.com for details.
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Cancer fight is personal for Whiting MA By Ens. Lindsey Stevenson NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office
earing of a child struggling against a severe and debilitating brain cancer is a story that leaves one questioning, “Why?” For a Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Sailor recovering from his own brain injuries, the important question was, “How can I help?” MA2 Daniel Devine was injured when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated in close proximity to him about two years ago while he was on IA deployment in Khost, Afghanistan. He sustained traumatic brain injury and permanent occipital nerve damage, and was told there was a high probability of being medically retired. However, he desired to return to full duty and ultimately redeploy to Afghanistan for a fourth tour. After months of hard work, he has recently been cleared for full duty. Part of the inspiration for his recovery was learning that his 4-year-old nephew, David, was battling his own illness. “The news of my nephew broke while I was receiving treatment for my war injuries and I wanted to help in any way possible,” Devine said. “The best way I could assist was by raising funds for hospitals that were taking care of him and other children like him.” A little more than a year ago, David was taken in for an MRI for suspected autism. Instead, a large mass was found on the back of his brain. A few days later at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, he was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, an aggressive and highly malignant cancer of the brain and spinal cord. After more tumors were
MA2 Daniel Devine said his inspiration for both his recovery and athletic goals comes from his 4-year-old nephew, David, who is battling an aggressive form of brain and spinal cancer.
found on his brain and spine, David’s family and doctors decided it would be best for him to continue treatment through St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. So when Devine heard of the opportunity to raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, he began rallying. In February 2013, Devine and his wife, Samantha, signed up to participate in the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon and have been raising money ever since. In April, when Devine had completely healed from his injuries, he and his wife began training for the half marathon. They ran at least two miles every day, and 13.5 miles every Saturday.
On Nov. 9, 2013, Devine and his wife completed the half marathon in Orlando, taking 553th and 554th place out of more than 14,000 competitors. They took donations all the way up until the day of the race amounting to almost $3,000. St. Jude is still accepting donations on their behalf, and they have since raised more than $500 through http:// fundraising. stjude.org/site/TR/Heroes/Heroes?team_id=36100 &pg=team&fr_id=4960. The St. Jude’s team of 30 runners raised more than $100,000 in donation for the 2013 race. “I began running during my treatment, and I was in tremendous pain,” Devine said. “When I needed strength, I would think of David and wonder how someone so small can push through so many struggles and still smile. As my nephew progressed, his strength gave me strength.” Any team member who finished the half marathon had all funds they raised go directly to St. Jude’s Hospital, through Disney World. Donations to St. Jude offset family expenses, fund research for treating childhood cancer and other deadly diseases, as well as help improve morale around the hospital. “My nephew loves Batman. Like, loves Batman,” Devine said. “They were able to get
MA2 Daniel Devine poses with his wife, Samantha, after proposing marriage to her at the end of the race. The two runners have earned thousands in donations to help fight cancer. Photos courtesy of MA2 Daniel Devine
him a Batman IV bag protector and a cape. The money isn’t just for medicine. It helps make the kids happy.” Devine also had a unique surprise in store for his wife at the end of the race. He originally had proposed to her while on tour in Afghanistan and was unable to do it in person. So after running the entire race with a ring bouncing around in his pocket, he got down on one knee at the finish line to surprise her. “Proposing was one thing I’ve wanted to do in our four years of marriage, I just never found the right time to do it,” he said. “This race was a huge accomplishment for her because she’s never really ran that far and she pushed herself so hard. I was so proud of her.
I wanted to make the race even more special.” While this was the first sponsored race Devine and his wife have entered, he’s certain there will be many more in his future. The hospital has asked to sponsor him again in the future. “I plan on doing many more and running the Boston Marathon, too, for St. Jude,” he said. “It was an amazing experience I won’t forget. I cannot express how happy I am to be able to get St. Jude’s name out and to run for such a great cause.” According to Devine, David’s recent surgery to remove tumors went well. His latest MRI showed no new growths and he is still fighting with a smile on his face.
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SAPR Program recruiting advocates
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program is currently recruiting active-duty service members and GS civilians to serve as Victim Advocates (VA) for the Naval Air Station Pensacola SAPR Team. DoD requires all VAs (and SARCs) to be certified, which requires a 40-hour initial VA class. The next initial Victim Advocate class will be Jan. 27-31 in Bldg 741. Command approval/endorsement of the VA candidate is required. A registration packet, completed SF 2909, and a personal interview with one of the NASP SARCs is required prior to attending class. The last day for packet/interview is Jan. 23. If you are interested in becoming a Victim Advocate for sexual assault victims or would like more information, contact one of the Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC), Lillie Johnson, Lillie.email@example.com, 452-5109; or Rachel Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org, 4525328; or the Fleet and Family Support Center at 452-5990, ext 0.
Sign up now for Rock-N-Fly races
Local commands in the Pensacola area will be presenting the Blue Angels Rock-N-Fly halfmarathon and 5K March 29. Both races will be aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola and are open to everyone. To register or volunteer, go to www.runrock nfly.com. For more information, e-mail runrock email@example.com or call Cmdr. Mike Kohler, the race director, at 505-6020.
Experts to address life after high school
A workshop titled “Life After High School: What Every Parent Needs to Know” is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon today, Jan. 17, at The University of West Florida Conference Center, Bldg. 22, 11000 University Parkway. The workshop offers information to help parents of students with disabilities but all parents are welcome to attend. Topics include determining what resources are available to assist a child make a successful transition to post-secondary training, college, or the world of work. Representatives from local agencies, colleges, universities, trade schools and various organizations will be available. To register, call Tammy Kunze at 469-5545 or go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/LAHS.
PSC presenting marionette master
The Pensacola State College Lyceum Series is presenting the Cashore Marionettes at 7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 17, in the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8, on the Pensacola campus. In the performance “Life in Motion,” Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. Tickets are $11 for reserved admission; $9 for seniors 60 and older, non-PSC students and children; $7 for PSC faculty, staff, retirees and PSC Seniors Club; and free for PSC students with current college ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Lyceum Box Office at the Ashmore Center, Room 861, or online at www.pensacolastate.edu/lyceum. For reservations or more information, call 484-1847.
Performances of ‘Oleanna’ scheduled
Pensacola Little Theatre is presenting the David Mamet drama, “Oleanna” as part of the PLT Studio 400 Series. The opening performances is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 17. Performances continue Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 23-25 in the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom Theatre at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for café seating and $10 for general admission. For tickets, call 432-2042 or go to www.pensacola littletheatre.com. For more information, call 4340257.
Wrestlers to be featured in Mobile
TNA Entertainment is bringing “Impact Wrestling” superstars to Mobile, Ala. The action is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 17, at Mobile Civic Center, 401 Civic Center Drive. Tickets start at $15 and are available at the Mobile Civic Center ticket office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000. For more information, go to www.impact wrestling.com.
Fill up your bowl to help food bank
The annual “Fill A Bowl for Manna” event is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 18, at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio on Pensacola State College campus, 1000 College Blvd. Guests select a bowl made by area artists and Pensacola State College Visual Arts faculty and students and fill the bowls with soups prepared by Pensacola’s chefs and eateries. There is a $30 entry fee entitles and guests get to
Japan-American Society to present new year celebration Members of the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida will ring in the Year of the Horse during the 21st annual Japanese new year celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Bayview Community Center, 2000 East Lloyd St. Festivities will include performances by the Matsuriza Taiko Drummers (above), martial arts demonstrations, traditional Japanese dancing,
take their bowl home. Proceeds from the sale of the bowls benefit Manna, a non-profit organization the fights hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. For more information, call Manna at 432-2053 or Pensacola State College at 484-1428.
Art Guild to meet Jan. 21 at museum
Members of the Pensacola Museum of Art Guild (PMAG) will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 21, at the Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 South Jefferson St. The topic will be Youth Art Focus. For more information, contact Pat Dickson at 456-4964.
Chili cook-off scheduled for Jan. 31
Escambia Christian School will present its 15th annual ECS Cougar Chili Cook-off from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Escambia Christian School Gymnasium, 3311 West Moreno St. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets at the door are $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Ticket price includes all of the chili you can eat, dessert, crackers and cornbread. Soft drinks are not included. For more information, call 433-8476.
Special Olympics plans Mardi Gras run
Special Olympics is kicking off the Mardi Gras season with a 5K and one-mile fun run and walk Feb. 8 in the East Hill neighborhood. Strollers, wheelchairs and pets are welcome. Following the race, there will be a finish line party with food, beer, music and family friendly activities. You can participate as an individual or as a team. Early packet pickup is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Bayview Community Center, 2001 East Lloyd St. Race-day registration and packet pickup is 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Bayview Community Center. Participants take off at noon and 12:15 p.m. Feb. 8 at Bayview Park, 2001 East Lloyd St. Sign up at https://www.Firstgiving.com/SOFL/ MardiGras2014. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/MardiGrasFunRun Pensacola.
Group reschedules run for Feb. 8
The Krewe du Ya Yas’ Keeping Abreast Foundation inaugural four-mile I Pink I Can Run has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 8. at the Flora-Bama Lounge, 17401 Perdido Key Drive. The group’s mission is to raise awareness in the community and help economically challenged men and women receive early detection mammograms. To register, go to http://www.active.com/ pensacola-florida-fl/running/distance-runningraces/i-pink-i-can-run-4-mile-run-2014. Cost is $30. Online registration will close at 8 p.m. Feb. 5. For more information, go to http://kreweduyayas.com/i-pink-i-can-run.htm or contact Jacqui O’Connell at ipinkicanrun@gmail or 516-9154.
Event offers academy, NROTC info
The eighth annual Pensacola USNA/NROTC Information Symposium is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Blue Angel Arium at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Alumni Chapter of Pensacola. The primary purpose of the seminar is to provide middle and high school students with information. Admission is free, but space is limited and you must sign up in advance via e-mail to usna
music, food and other cultural displays. A silent auction door prize drawings are also planned. Ticket are $8 for adults, $6 for students and $4 for Japan-America Society members. Admission is free for children ages 12 and younger. For more information or to learn about JapanAmerica Society of Northwest Florida membership, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.jasnwfl.org.
email@example.com. For more information, go to http://pensacola. usnachapters.com/admissions2.htm.
Literary event includes Burns tribute
The West Florida Literary Federation’s first open mic event of the year is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 21 on the second floor of the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The event will begin with a presentation by Joe and Patricia Edmisten will pay tribute to the poetry of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard. The short program, which is inspired by Burns Night celebrations held in January around the world, will be followed by readings of original prose and poetry. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://wflf.org.
Course focuses on handgun basics
Florida Handguns Training has scheduled a handgun skills, safety and concealed carry course for Jan. 24. The course meets the training requirements for the Florida Concealed Carry Weapons License application and includes the necessary foundations and safety for using handguns in self defense. It is taught in a relaxed and non-intimidating setting and focuses on handgun knowledge, skills, and techniques for personal protection. For information or to register, call 484-3221, send an e-mail to ColBFF@gmail.com or go to www.FloridaHandgunsTraining.com.
Combat veteran to speak Jan. 24
Former U.S. Army Ranger Jeff Struecker is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Olive Baptist Church, 1836 East Olive Road. Struecker is a decorated combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm and The Battle of Mogadishu of “Black Hawk Down” fame. He also served and tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is now serving as a pastor in Georgia. For more information, call 476-1932.
Dance company to perform at PSC
The Pensacola State College Lyceum Series will present a SWERVE/dance company performance at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8. The performance will showcase works by company members as well as students in the Pensacola State College Performing Arts Department. Admission is $11; $9 for non-PSC students and seniors; $7 for PSC faculty, staff, retirees and PSC Seniors Club; and free for PSC students with current college ID. Tickets can be purchased by calling 484-1847 or online at www.pensacolastate.edu/mt/.
Shakespeare celebration to kick off
The Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company will kick off the West Florida Public Library’s Year of Shakespeare celebration with a free monologue showcase at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the downtown library branch at 239 North Spring St. This year marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, and the library is committed to offering at least one Shakespeare-themed program each month. The performance will be in the library’s atrium and utilize the staircase and first and second floors. Members of the company range in age from 13-19. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.setsco.org.
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Jan. 20, Americans celebrate the achievements of
Civil rights giant fought for principles with universal applicability From 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 2014, it falls on Jan. 20. In 2009, King’s birthday was celebrated on Jan. 19, the day before the inauguration of Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States. 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 public 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
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
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 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
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Jan. 20, 2014 From http://mlkday.gov
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. Jan. 20 will mark the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is an opportunity for Americans to honor King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We
Serve, the president’s national call to service initiative. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves people closer to King’s vision of a beloved community. To volunteer for the MLK Day of Service in the Pensacola area, go to http://mlkday.gov/ and enter “Pensacola, Florida” in the “Find a Project” box. Opportunities in the area include United Way of Escambia County RSVP MLK Jr. Service Day, N.W. Florida Pen or Pencil Justice Sunday 2014 Clergy Luncheon, volunteering at The Humane Society and more.
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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 high-pressure fire hoses against peaceful 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.”
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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 So cold out: Awful icy jokes Q: What did the big furry hat say to the warm woolly scarf? A: “You hang around while I go on ahead.” Q: What’s the difference between an iceberg and a clothes brush? A: One crushes boats and the other brushes coats. Q: What kind of coffee were they serving when the Titanic hit an iceberg? A: Sanka. Q: What do you call 50 penguins in the Arctic? A: Lost. Really lost. Penguins live in Antarctica.
Just think ... Why doctors wear masks: Once a small child asked his father, “Father, why do doctors always have to wear masks in the operating room?” The father replied, “In case something goes wrong, no one will know who they are.”
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NHP names HM1 Begnaud 2013 Enterprise Sailor of the Year Story, photo by MC1 James Stenberg NHP PAO
aval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) has named HM1 Lanna Begnaud, a command career counselor, as its 2013 Enterprise Sailor of the Year. The Sailor of the Year program recognizes Sailors who have done outstanding work throughout the entire year. “The Enterprise Sailor of the Year program is a great way to recognize Sailors that are doing great things,” said CMC Douglas Sprague of NHP. “She’s already affected a lot of Sailors as the command career counselor. She touches every Sailor in terms of career development boards, reenlistments and school packages.” As a command career counselor, Begnaud provides career counseling to more than 800 Sailors throughout NHP, including 10 branch clinics. She is part of a team that has the number one career development program in the Navy Medicine East region, per a recent Navy Medicine East inspection. Along with her regular job,
Begnaud was also able to complete 29 credit hours toward her master’s degree in business administration and was the site coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at NHP. During this past year, she has also served as a member of the command training team, command assessment team and the Pensacola area Navy Ball committee. She also spends her time out in the community helping with programs that feed the homeless, maintain the community and support local teens. “You can never really do too much community service,” Begnaud said. “The local community supports us; we have to support them back.” While this year has been one
NHP Command Master Chief Douglas Sprague (left) and NHP Commanding Officer Capt. Maureen Padden (right) present HM1 Lanna Begnaud with NHP’s 2013 Enterprise Sailor of the Year award.
of great accomplishments for Begnaud, it was not always easy. “This has been a really tough year for me, so to be able to be selected as (the Enterprise Sailor of the Year) is just wonderful,” said Begnaud, a native of Lafayette, La. Begnaud became a foster parent during her tour at NHP, and in July 2011, she was given custody of a baby boy who was just 32 days old. She cared for him and had intentions of
adopting him, but she had to give him back to the state in February so that a family member could adopt him. The child was then 19 months old. “It was very tough to have to do that,” said Begnaud. “I almost felt like I had lost a child and was still expected to do my work and be a role model with a smiling face.” Begnaud used this experience to better herself and be there for others. “I choose to make myself a
better path instead of a destructive one,” said Begnaud. “Being selected (as the Sailor of the Year) proved that I reached my goal. I did what I set out to do in February, which was to make myself better in every aspect of my life.” As the 2013 Enterprise Sailor of the Year for NHP, Begnaud represented NHP for Navy Medicine East’s Sailor of the Year program and will receive a Navy Commendation Medal.
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Service members urged to organize paperwork for tax season By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service
ASHINGTON, D.C. (NNS) – With the arrival of tax season, service members should begin gathering documentation to file their 2013 taxes, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy and children and youth said. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson suggested visiting the Military OneSource website ( w w w. M i l i t a r y O n e Site.mil) for tax filing re-
sources, and to learn what will be necessary to file, such as W2 forms, Social Security numbers and receipts for deductions such as child care, education, medical expenses and donations, among other write-offs.
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And tax preparers at Military OneSource will do short-form tax filing free of charge for service members and their families, Thompson said. Relocations and deployments have tax implications, Thompson noted. For example, deployed service members can receive an extension to file taxes after the normal April 15 filing date, she said. “It’s very helpful to have someone who is experienced to help you through the cumbersome issue of taxes and tax returns,” she added.
The tax preparers at Military OneSource are up to date on changes in tax laws, and can answer military-specific questions, Thompson said. Installations also offer volunteer income tax assistance to service members and their families, Thompson said. She advised that service members organize their taxes by starting a file beginning each Jan. 1 for the following year’s tax papers, such as receipts and other write-offs. “You don’t want to wait until the last minute,” she said.
Service members and families who prepare long-form taxes with deductions such as mortgages and rental properties might want to consider hiring a tax expert to file for them, Thompson said. “It’s best to get advice to make sure you have everything covered,” she added. Filing tax returns usually results in either a refund or money owed back to the government. Service members who receive a tax refund face important decisions on what to do
with the money, Thompson said. “Do you use it to buy down debt, or put it in a savings account?” she asked, advising people to not blow their tax refunds in a spending frenzy of unnecessary purchases. A tax refund also can be deposited into a retirement savings account, she added. “It’s important to think about what you’re going to do with that money,” she advised, “and how you can best utilize it for your financial well-being.”
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Members of the cast of “In the Mood” perform “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B).”
Revue pays tribute to the 1940s Story, photo from Artbeat Inc.
Hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and you’ll soon be “In The Mood” to hear some great musicians “Sing, Sing, Sing” during an all-American 1940s musical revue that is scheduled to stop at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. More than just a concert, the show is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s. With authentic costumes and choreography, “In The Mood” pays homage to America’s greatest generation. The shows gives you the chance to experience the jazzy and the sentimental music of America’s swing era. The show features a cast of 19 on stage with the hypnotic String of
Details on performance • What: “In the Mood.” • When: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21. • Where: Pensacola Saenger Theatre, 118 South Palafox Place. • Cost: $59.50, $49.50, $39.50 (service fees will apply). Tickets on sale at the Saenger box office, 22 East Intendecia St., by calling 800-745-3000, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or at any Ticketmaster outlet including the NASP ITT office. Groups discounts available. • For information: Go to www.artbeatshows.org, www.in themoodlive.com or www.pensacolasaengertheatre.com.
Pearls Big Band Orchestra six singers and dancers. It also features more than 40 unforgettable hits such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B),” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Lili Marlene” and “On The Sunny Side of the Street.” Through medleys, it recreates defining moments from the 1940s. Creator and producer Bud Forrest is a Juilliard-trained pianist and
conductor who served as accompanist for the Air Force chorus, The Singing Sergeants. He compiled music from the swing era into a revue about the big band era and the influence of the music during the World War II years. The second act is experienced as a moving tribute to those who fought the war. The “In the Mood” performance is presented by Artbeat Inc., a notfor-profit arts presenter.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Saving Mr. Banks,” PG-13, 5 p.m; “American Hustle,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.
“Frozen” (3D), PG, noon; “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “American Hustle,” R, 5:40 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; “Frozen” (2D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Saving Mr. Banks,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” PG-13, 6:20 p.m., 9 p.m.
“Saving Mr. Banks,” PG-13, noon; “Philomena,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Frozen” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Black Nativity,” PG, 3 p.m.; “Homefront,” R, 5 p.m.; “American Hustle,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Frozen” (2D), PG, 2 p.m.; “Homefront,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “American Hustle,” R, 7 p.m.; “Saving Mr. Banks,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” PG13, 5 p.m.; “Out of the Furnace,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (3D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s: A Madea Christmas,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“Philomena,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “American Hustle,” R, 7 p.m.; “Black Nativity,” PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Homefront,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Frozen” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2D), PG-13, 6 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 visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Jubilee Run with Color: MWR has partnered with Jubilee by the Bay for a 5K at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 18, at Radford Fitness Center as part of the NAS Pensacola Centennial Celebration. Register at jubileebythebay.com. The race is about bringing community together – no winners or times. After race party will continue until 12:30 p.m. There is a discount for military participants. For information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100. • Indoor flea market: Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Mustin Beach Club, Bldg. 325, on Radford Boulevard. Limited number of spaces available. Open to all for selling and buying. For more information, call 452-4035. • American Red Cross Lifeguard classes: Minimum age is 15. Pre-test requirements include: Swim 300 yards freestyle and/or breaststroke, 20-yard brick retrieval and treading water for two-minutes with no hands. Pre-tests scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 2223; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 12-13 and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 5-6. Classes scheduled for Jan. 27 to Feb. 3; Feb. 17-24 and March 10-17. Cost is $150. For more information, call 452-9429. • MWR facilities have several programs to help you achieve your fitness goals: Family Fitness New Year Resolution Program: Continues through May 9. It includes a nutrition brief, support and weigh-ins. The biggest loser will get a gift basket. For more information, call 452-6004. Battle of the Branches: Continues throughout the year at Portside Fitness. Patrons can compete on the top 10 challenge ladder boards. For more information, call 452-7810. Radford Gymʼs Resolution Evolution: Continues through Dec. 31. Program 1: Participate in at least 15 group exercise classes and you will be eligible for a monthly prize drawing. Program 2: Each month will have an theme with a prize drawing. For information, call 452-9845. Wenzel Gymʼs New Year Resolution Incentive Program: Continues through February. Patrons will get one ticket for each class they attend. For more information, call 452-6753. • Florida National Trail Get Fit Challenge: Started Jan. 2. An 800-mile hike, bike, row adventure odyssey across Florida – from Big Cypress Swamp (south) to Fort Pickens (north). Ask for information at the Corry Wellness Center, Bldg. 3712, or call 452-6802. • Discount tickets: Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98, is offering annual Carnival Military Group Cruise. A $25 per person deposit is due by Feb 3. For information, call 452-6354. • Take the plunge: Come to the MWR Villains, Vixens and Thieves Freeze Polar Bear Plunge at 10 a.m. Feb. 1 at Barrancas Beach. Bring warm clothes and towels. There will be a costume contest, hot chocolate and music. The free event is open to active-duty and their spouses, reservists, DoD and contracted personnel of NASP and family members. For more information, call 452-9429.
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 www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a confidential report, which does not trigger command nor law enforcement notification and the victim can have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Stress management: Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5609. • Car Buying: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 22. If you are looking to buy a new or used car, let FFSC assist you in making your decision. Upon completion of course, participants should be able to determine how much they can afford to spend on a vehicle, research available vehicles, lenders and sellers, as well as negotiate a fair purchase price on a vehicle. To register, call 452-5609. • Infant Massage Class: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24. Join New Parent Support Home Visitors Pro-
gram for an infant massage class with a licensed massage therapist. Two free sessions will be offered. Bring a baby blanket and a stuffed animal that with soothe infant. Limit five families per session. To register, call Sheila at 452-5609. • AMVETS ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: 10 a.m. Jan. 30 and 10 a.m. Feb. 27. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Personal Financial Management: It’s your money, make it work for you. A series of classes will be offered throughout the year covering topics such as car buying, using credit cards, developing a budget and spending plan and how to build your savings to reach your financial goals. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Special Olympics Basketball: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Bayview Senior Center. Coaches are needed for the season. Teams will be 3x3 and 5x5. • Special Olympics Mardi Gras 5K: Noon Feb. 8, 2001 East Lloyd St. Officials need help with set up, tear down and running the event. You can also sign up to participate. • Clean up project: 7 a.m. Feb. 6, Lexington Terrace Park. Help members of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) pick up trash. • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. For infor-
mation, contact Faye White at 455-8280, option 4. • Learn to Read of Northwest Florida: The non-profit adult literacy program serving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties needs tutors. Volunteers will go through a training course prior to working with a student. Contact Manette Magera or Susan Brak by phone at 432-4347 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information, go to www.learntoreadnwf.org. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks the volunteer hours performed by every Sailor stationed at NAS Pensacola. Report any volunteer hours you perform in order to receive due recognition and help NAS Pensacola with Flagship Awards. For more information on NASP Community Outreach office of volunteer activities, call 452-2532.
Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall Student Lounge, Second Deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday,
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Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. Confessions scheduled 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.
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tion: Chinese chest, 3 feet long, 20 inches high, 15 inches wide, has carving on three sides and cover, $100 negotiable. Dining table, 477-9663 beautiful solid wood with six SchwinnComp matching chairs Bowflex power and large leaf with rod exercise mafolding pad, ex- chine - excellent cellent condition, condition - $250 $690. 944-8886 696-2799. 10099 Nelle Ave, Penor 418-4614 sacola, FL 32507 Portable CD radio GPX model White Whirlpool 2013, new, $10. washer/dryer set, Holmes electric $500 obo. 2910743 heater, like new, $10. Pelonis furProgressive-scan nace, like new, DVD/CD/MP3 $10. 476-3592 player, multi-format DVR, built-in 4-head VCR, 7-in2 media card reader, digital AM/FM tuner. 2 floor standing speakers 2 satellite speakers, centerchannel speaker, subwoofer. $200 obo. 384-1936
Green cloth sofa and loveseat, like new, $100 each or $150 for pair. Lt green recliner $100 Lazyboy; refrigerator/freezer on top $50; four funeral plots $6,000. 776-7639
New sneakers/ boots, women size 11-12, men size 9-10, Nike, K-Swiss, Reebok, Birkenstocks, Skechers, Timberlands, $10-$50. New spice rack, $8. Smoothie/ blender set, $15. Craftsman 15” Sig Sauer P-220 Black canisters, 45cal, excellent drill press, 7 years $8. 458-3821 condition. Certiold good condified pre-owned tion. $150. Call Like new oak from factory *unJeff 850-384dining room table, fired since* w/21627 Near NAS six chairs, seats 8round mags, box, Pensacola can deeight. $700. 15 lock. $675 firm. liver. months old. Cost 712-3327 Full-size mat- $1,030. Like new daybed Penn high speed tress, boxspring oak w/mattress. $125. 6/0 reel, red sided and rails, foam with matching 492-2035 mattress, $350. Penn rod, $75. 65” HD TV, $800 497-1167 obo. Lawn Nightstand dark mower, like brand stain or white, Spear gun, wood, new, $150. 287- $20, children’s AB Biller, new 1349 clothes, $2 each. never used, retails Cocktail table, $315, sell $200. Kitchen pottery $20. Chairs, $10. 417-1694 set, 22 pieces, 206-6436 $150. 478-9321 Antique tools, Jazzy motorized planes, anvils, GE White refrig- wheelchair 550, draw knives, etc., erator, $275. 478- never used, call $100 for all. 4549321 9486 291-5382 Tony Little distress ultra inversion massage recliner, w/heat and remote, like new, excellent condition, $485. 944-8886 or 4184614
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Furnished 1 bedroom/living room/kitchen condo with fishing dock. Located 4 miles from NASP. $750 + deposit. Utilities included with rent. 492- 3400 sq. ft. 4/3 7078 home in Milton FL at 6064 May1 bedroom/1 berry Lane on 2 bath, large yard, acres. R/V parkbetween front and ing garage, workback gate off Gulf shop. Formal Beach Hwy. living room, for$500/month plus mal dining room, deposit. 554-4832 den w/fireplace, large entertaining Unfurnished - 1 kitchen. 346-2165 bedroom/1 bath Bayou view Beautiful home condo. Near NAS for sale, 4/3 2,340 and PSC-Warringsqft. In Beulah ton Campus. $600 area near Navy plus $350 security. Federal on 9 mile 434-5864 rd MLS# 421178. $212,900. 5252/2 nice country 4972 home private lane. Large sunroom, excellent condiCall tion. Must see to appreciate. Con433-1166 tact Opal Hend r i c k s ext. 24 and Realty 477-8579 or 674-4317. Lo- this spot could cated about 10 be yours. miles north of Whiting
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