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CIWT earns MPT&E retention excellence awards By MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs

Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert P. Burke announced the results of the fiscal year 2016 Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) Retention Excellence Awards Jan. 9. Center for Information Wa r f a r e Tr a i n i n g (CIWT) and five other commands in its domain were among those recognized. The other CIWT winners include Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach; IWTC Corry Station; CIWT Detachment Goodfellow Air Force Base; CIWT Detachment Fort Gordon; and Information Warfare Training Site Pearl Harbor. All of the CIWT recipients are repeat winners from the fiscal year 2015 awards. “I’m very proud of our commands and detachments that earned the retention excellence award,” said CMDCM Michael Bates. “This recognition is a testimony of their leadership teams investing in their Sailors’ careers and

effectively managing the most important Sailor programs.” The Retention Excellence Award was established to recognize commands for sustaining superior levels of military retention. To qualify for the award, commands must achieve a minimum score of 90 points on their annual command career information program review. Other factors which go toward the award include benchmark, or retention numbers, which show the effectiveness of the command’s retention program. “The amount of awardees we have across the domain show that we are doing our part to meet the needs of our Sailors,” said NCC Denequa Rosado, CIWT’s command career counselor. “Whether we’re helping people be successful here or getting them on the right path to transitioning out, our Sailors are being taken care of and our retention numbers show that.” Center for Information Warfare Training delivers trained information warfare professionals to the See CIWT on page 2

NAS Pensacola Captain’s Cup Challenge 2016 winners crowned ... Capt. Christopher Martin, commanding officer of NAS Pensacola (at right) presented the winners of the 2016 Captain’s Cup Jan. 11. The Captain’s Cup is a yearlong series of NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sports and activities challenges. (Top photo) The avionics wing of the Navy Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) won the cup for NAS Pensacola, while (above) D Company, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion, brought home the trophy for NASP Corry Station. Captain’s Cup is open to active-duty service members and spouses, ready reserve, as well as DoD employees and permanent contract staff. For more, call MWR Sports at 452-4391. Photos by Marshall Pesta

NAMI hosts U.S. Naval Aeromedical Conference By HM2 Matthew Clutter Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs

More than 300 aeromedical specialists attended a weeklong conference onboard NAS Pensacola, which ended Jan. 13, designed to provide participants the latest information regarding aerospace medicine. Rear Adm. Rebecca J. Mc-

Cormick-Boyle, commander, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC), was one of a number of featured speakers at the conference which is hosted by the Navy Medicine Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI). According to Capt. Joseph LaVan, NAMI officer in charge, the event is a critical component in maintaining the continued excellence of Navy Medicine’s aerospace community.

Rear Adm. Rebecca J. McCormick-Boyle, commander, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC), gives a presentation as the keynote speaker for the United States Naval Aeromedical Conference at NAS Pensacola.The conference was hosted by the Navy Medicine Aerospace Medical Institute for more than 300 aeromedical specialists. Photo by HM3 Melissa Culbreth

“This conference brings together some of the best in aerospace medicine to discuss, analyze and reinforce the top concerns in our field,” LaVan said. “These medical topics are essential to the mission of military aviation across all services, and are a focus of concern at the highest levels in the organization. On top of the opportunity to refine our understanding of these critical areas among aeromedical professionals at all levels, we also had the distinct pleasure of welcoming Rear Adm. (Rebecca) McCormick-Boyle, the commander of NMETLC.” In her presentation on the first day of the conference, McCormickBoyle touched on readiness and partnerships, two of the surgeon general’s three strategic goals (the third is health) and the role aeromedical specialists have in achieving those goals. “It’s important that you see yourself in the ‘One Navy Medicine’ team,” said McCormick-Boyle, “and that you connect this conference and See NAMI on page 2

VITA tax office to open at NASP Jan. 25 By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

The NAS Pensacola Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) office is setting up for the 2016 tax return season. The self-service office is scheduled to open Jan. 25 and will be offering free tax help through April 15, said NASP VITA coordinator LN1 Tanya Belna. The VITA office also needs volunteers to staff the center and answer questions, Belna said. Personnel that wish to volunteer do not have to be available the whole time.

VITA provides free electronic tax filing services for Sailors, dependents and retirees with a focus on assisting service members E-6 and below. Taxpayers should note that the filing deadline to submit 2016 tax returns is April 18, this year rather than the traditional April 15 date. In 2017, April 15 falls on a Saturday, and this would usually move the filing deadline to the following Monday – April 17. However, that is Emancipation Day – a legal holiday in the District of Columbia – See VITA on page 2

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CyberThon teams ready to compete in record third year From afceapensacola.org

More than 100 local students will eagerly dive into cybersecurity competition and training this weekend as the AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter (http://www.afceapensacola.org) hosts its third annual CyberThon event. Set for Jan. 20-22 at the National Flight Academy, CyberThon brings together community leaders, cyber experts and a cadre of competitors from local schools to participate in real‐world cyber operations and defense sessions. New to the event this year are an online banking environ-

ment for cyber gameplay and an industryrecognized certification training opportunity for middle school students. After three sessions of pre-event training, 10 teams representing nine area high schools and colleges will compete for top honors within a Jeopardy!-style challenge environment, a new feature for CyberThon 2017. Working within a themed cyber environment that includes a simulated online banking system designed by premier sponsor Navy Federal Credit Union, teams will work to find cyber vulnerabilities, harden their network to defend against attacks, and discover

progressive questions and clues to complete new challenges. Each team is led by current cyber industry professionals volunteering their time to mentor and train students throughout the weekend event. Also new to the event this year is CyberSAFE certification training for middle school students. A group of 15 students that participated in 2016 summer cyber camps hosted by AFCEA will be guided through a half-day training session followed by an opportunity to earn their Certified CyberSAFE credential from Logical Operations. “Our AFCEA chapter is so excited to

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offer this opportunity for these young students,” said Randy Ramos, president of the AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter. “We see so much potential for developing a cyber workforce for our Pensacola region, and it’s critical to get students interested early.” In addition to the CyberSAFE training group, more than 60 students from Belleview Elementary and Belleview Middle schools will tour the CyberThon event today, participate in cyber challenge games and observe opening ceremonies. For more, go to http:// afcea pensacola. org.

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photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola (Jan. 20 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). The winner of Gosport’s “History in Focus” for the Jan. 13 issue was Trent Hathaway. He correctly identified the photo as “Apollo spacesuit at Hangar Bay One.” VITA from page 1

which pushes the nation’s filing deadline to April 18. IRS also officials are warning that some refunds will be delayed this year. “There are a number of important changes this year involving refunds and tax law changes that we encourage people to keep in mind,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. A new law requires the IRS to hold refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until Feb. 15. In addition, it could take several days for refunds to be released and processed through financial institutions. Factoring in weekends and the President’s Day holiday, the IRS cautions that many affected taxpayers may not have actual access to their refunds until the week of Feb. 27, officials said. “We encourage taxpayers to plan ahead and take a few minutes to review these changes,” Koskinen said.

But everyone should file as they normally would, he said. “Even with these significant changes, IRS employees and the entire tax community will be working hard to make this a smooth filing season for taxpayers,” Koskinen said. The NASP VITA office is located in Bldg. 680, Suite D, Room 225E (on Cuddahy Street across from the NEX mini mart). Hours of operation are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Here is what you need to bring: • All W-2s, 1095s, 1098s, 1099s, investment statements and other tax forms. • Any information regarding other income and real estate taxes. • Information regarding deductions and credits. • Photo proof of identification. • Bank account information for direct deposit. • Last year’s return, if available. For more information or to volunteer, contact LN1 Tanya Belna at 505 6291 or LN2 Tramaine Hunden at 452-8219.

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your daily responsibilities to the strategic imperatives of the chief of naval operations, the commandant of the Marine Corps, and the surgeon general.” The USNAC is geared toward active-duty and Reserve occupational flight surgeons, senior medical officers, dental officers, ship nurses, medical administration officers, and aerospace technicians medicine (AVTs). The conference is a platform for participants to learn the latest in aerospace medicine, receive briefs on emerging technology, discuss challenges facing carrier and air wing personnel, develop courses of action to improve aeromedical support to fleet, Fleet Marine Force, and joint warfighters, and hear firsthand from senior leadership. “As members of the aeromedical community,”

Photo by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski

McCormick-Boyle said during her presentation, “you each have a critical role in preparing and sustaining warfighters for their individual and collective operational roles through training, clinical care, research, subject matter expertise, and planning. Your impact is direct and indirect, near term and far term and extremely far reaching.” NAMI is a component of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC), which reports to NMETLC, the sole point of accountability for Navy Medicine education and logistical support. NAMI, NMOTC, and NMETLC are all part of the Navy Medicine team, a global health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide high-quality health care to more than 1 million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines world-

wide, providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea, and on the battlefield. For more news from Navy Medicine Education and Training Command, visit http:// www. navy. mil/ local/nmsc/. CIWT from page 1

Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook. com/usnavy, or www. twitter. com/usnavy. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit http://www. navy. mil/ local/ cid/, http://www. netc. navy. mil/centers/ ciwt/,http://www. facebook.com/NavyCIWT, or http:// www. twitter. com/ NavyCIWT.

USAF CSO graduation at NAS Pensacola ... On Jan. 6, the 479th Flying Training Group (FTG) graduated 17 Combat Systems Officers (CSOs) of Class 17-04. The newly winged aviators finished the 10-month Undergraduate CSO Training (UCT) program and will now proceed to their respective follow-on training units. The 479th FTG graduates more than 300 CSOs annually. A CSO is a tactical expert in their aircraft specialized in weapons systems employment, electronic warfare and navigation. CSOs are experts on employing both kinetic and non-kinetic effects at the right place and the right time supporting operations across the spectrum in today’s military. Major Gen. Michael Plehn presided over the graduation. Plehn is currently the Chief of Staff of U.S. Southern Command, where he is responsible for successfully integrating and synchronizing nine directorates and 15 special staff offices in support of the combatant commander’s theater campaign plan. The 479th Flying Training Group was established in 2010. Previously, UCT was located at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. For more information about UCT or becoming a CSO, check out the 479th’s Facebook page at www. facebook. com/ 479FTG. Photo by Capt. Meghan O’Rourke

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

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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Volunteers driving the distance to help veterans Story and photo from Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

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an you envision driving across the country multiple times in a year? How about the distance from Los Angeles, Calif., to New York, N.Y., 52 times? Disabled American Veterans (DAV) drivers commuted this amount from Pensacola to the Biloxi, Miss., VA facility in 2016. The DAV Transportation Network is a service offered to veterans with the assistance from volunteers to make that happen. This helping hand is offered every day to veterans who have appointments at the VA. For one Pensacola volunteer, Mark Probandt, it is more than just picking up and dropping off veterans, it is a sense of accomplishment and pride. Probandt first started at the Pensacola VA facility in March of 2007. He heard about the driver position from a classmate, when he was in school to become a medical record technician at Pensacola State College. He had just moved from Minnesota and didn’t know anyone in the area. He be-

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lieved that volunteering would be an opportunity to socialize and interact with other veterans. Probandt is a veteran himself; he served 22 years in the U.S. Navy. During his service he served as a corpsman attached to a Marine unit with specialties as a medical record technician and respiratory technician. He has continued to be a DAV driver for 10 years. “I’ve made a lot of friends through volunteering; it is a very professional team. They are good about covering each other when needed, it’s a sense of cooperation,” Probandt said. He volunteers twice a month every other week, totaling 25 times per year. Probandt claimed there is a dire need for volunteers to fill these positions. “When I look at the schedule, I recognize there is a

Mark Probandt, a retired Navy corpsman from Pensacola, volunteers with the DAV Transportation Network.

shortage, especially when I see there are only five or six drivers … you don’t want to quit on that,” he said. “It is more than just finding something to do to occupy your free time; it’s about serving other veterans and ensuring they get to their medical facility for any treatment they require.” Probandt also said that the drive is not always the same routine; it sometimes changes when it is needed. For him the day starts at 6:50 a.m. and he will not return

home until 6 p.m. “By the end of the day I’ll be pretty tired, but this is just twice a month,” he said. Veterans are transported from other facilities in Florida and Alabama as well. The DAV transports these veterans with the use of two DAV vans from Biloxi to Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Greene, Pearl River, Stone and George counties in Mississippi. Veterans are also transported to Pensacola from Panama City, Crestview, Niceville and the

Fort Walton Beach areas. Additionally, DAV drivers operate one van in Mobile, one van in Foley, three vans in Pensacola, one van in Panama City and two vans in the Crestview/Niceville/Fort Walton Beach area. According to Robert Davis, the volunteer service officer at the Gulf Coast Veteran Health Care System (GCVHCS), for fiscal year 2016 local DAV drivers from Biloxi transported 1,909 veterans, and logged 3,564 hours. The Florida facilities transported 1,117 veterans and logged 3,681 hours. That is a total of 3,026 veterans and 7,245 volunteer hours. How many miles is that? Well, from Biloxi there was 68,545 miles recorded and Pensacola was 77,390 recorded miles, which totals 145,935 miles. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information about becoming a DAV driver, contact Robert Davis at (228) 523-5763 or Mike Grey at 912-2057. For more information about the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, go to www.biloxi.va.gov.

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Navy announces 2017 Navy Week schedule By Ricky Burke Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs

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ILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – From Portland, Maine, to Spokane, Wash., America’s Navy will sail into 15 cities across the country in 2017 as part of the Navy Week outreach program. Navy Weeks, coordinated by the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO), are designed to give Americans the opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity. Since 2005, the Navy Week program has served as the Navy’s flagship outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence, with 195 Navy Weeks held in 71 different U.S. markets. “Navy Weeks are designed to show Americans the tremendous investment and unmatched capability they have in their Navy,” said Cmdr. John Gay, NAVCO’s director. “Because the Navy is concentrated primarily on both coasts, we’re challenged to communicate our mission away from fleet concentration areas. The Navy Week program helps us do that.” Navy Weeks are scheduled for the following cities in 2017: • Mobile, Ala., Feb. 22-28. • Austin, Texas, March 1926. • Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss., March 31-April 8. • Memphis, Tenn., May 814. • Spokane, Wash., May 1521. • Pittsburgh, Pa., June 19-25. • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. July 17-23. • Green Bay/Fox Cities, Wis., July 24-30. • Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 7-

13. • Portland, Maine, Aug. 2127. • Detroit, Mich., Aug. 28Sept. 4. • Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 11-17. • Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 1622. • Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 2329. An additional Navy Week will be added during the year at a location and time to be determined. Navy Weeks bring a variety of events, equipment, and personnel to a single city for a weeklong series of engagements with the public, key influencers, and organizations representing all sectors of the community. “During a Navy Week, 75100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service, and diversity organizations in the city,” said Lt. Cmdr. Brett Dawson, NAVCO’s event planning department head. “We bring in as much of the Navy as we can to raise awareness of the Navy, its mission, and its importance to the public.” The Blue Angels; the Navy Parachute Team; bands; divers; Seabees; explosive ordnance disposal teams; naval aviation aircraft and aircrew; Sailors from ships and submarines with namesake ties; hometown Sailors; Navy Medicine personnel; USS Constitution Sailors

Sailors from the USS Constitution and USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to make a family’s dream come true with safe, affordable housing. The Sailors were participating in Albuquerque (N.M.) Navy Week Sept. 12-18. Navy Weeks focus a variety of assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements designed to bring America’s Navy closer to the people it protects, in cities that do not have a large naval presence. Photo by MC1 Marie Montez

and equipment; Naval History and Heritage Command; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and environmental assets; the Navy Ceremonial Guard; and Navy recruiting assets all have participated in the Navy Week program in various capacities over the life of the program. Navy Week cities are chosen based on a variety of factors, including Gallup data on Navy

knowledge and awareness, Navy recruiting data, demographic information, namesake ties of ships and submarines, past outreach history in the market, and geography to ensure events are dispersed across the country. Last year’s Navy Week program, through the execution of more than 900 individual outreach events, showcased the Navy, its mission, and its peo-

ple to a combined audience of approximately 70 million Americans. For more information, visit www. navy. mil, www.facebook. com/usnavy, or www. twitter. com/ usnavy. For more news from Navy Office of Community Outreach, visit http://www. navy.mil/ navco/ or http://www. youtube. com/ user/NavyWeek?featureequalsmhum/.

Navy Personnel Command offers live chat option From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

HM1(FMF) Aimee Granger, with Navy Personnel Command’s (NPC) Career Management Department helps a Sailor. Photo by MC2 Christopher Marshall

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center opened a live chat option on the Navy Personnel Command website recently. The new function allows Sailors, families, and retirees located around the globe to chat directly with NPC representatives without the need for a long distance phone connection. “Being responsive to our customers

is our priority,” said Greg Moody, deputy director and customer relations manager. “The live chat option provides just one more avenue for us to answer questions from our constituents.” The CSC supports active-duty, family members and retired service members by answering questions on a wide range of topics including career information, selection boards, distribution, and Navy records maintenance. “It’s a better option for Sailors and career counselors to receive updated

information directly from NPC,” said NC1 Deanna Ponder, assigned to the Career Transition Office at NPC, Millington, Tenn. The live chat function is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST MondayFriday. To use the function click on the “Live Chat” link on the NPC homepage, fill out your contact information, your question, and click the “Start Chat” button at the bottom of the page. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/ us navy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.


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SecNav addresses fleet growth, innovation at SNA Symposium By MC2 Bill Dodge and MC3 Deven Leigh Ellis with MC2 Charlotte C. Oliver

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RLINGTON, Va. (NNS) – Secretary of the Navy (SecNav) Ray Mabus likely delivered his final address as SecNav at the 29th annual Surface Navy Association Symposium (SNA) in Arlington, Va., Jan. 11. Mabus, the Jan. 11 keynote speaker, addressed members of the surface warfare community, highlighting all the Navy has achieved during his more than seven years in office while emphasizing the importance of fleet growth and alternative energy usage. “The world has gotten more complex since 2012, and the demand for naval assets has increased dramatically,” Mabus said. “We’ve got to keep one eye on today and be ready to fight tonight. When we deploy, we have to ensure those ships are ready for what’s on the horizon, but also keep an eye on the future.” The 75th SecNav – and longest serving since World War I – Mabus has more than doubled the number of ships under contract for construction while cutting contract costs by 20 percent. During his tenure, Mabus also oversaw a significant decrease in oil usage throughout the Navy and Marine Corps, re-

placing 30 percent of the fuel used by ships and aircraft with alternative energy sources. “If you have choices with what kind of energy you use, you will have an edge,” Mabus said. “Energy is a weapon. It makes us better war fighters.” Mabus said the Navy and Marine Corps have both experienced substantial growth since he assumed office in 2009. “The Navy and Marine Corps are significantly different from when I came in eight years ago, but are undeniably much stronger,” Mabus said. “The U.S. Navy – in particular the surface fleet – is on track to meet our missions and everything America expects of us without undue stress on ships and our Sailors.” Mabus concluded his address by quoting the Marine Corps’ and Navy’s mottos, “Semper Fidelis” and “Semper Fortis,” while adding his own, “Semper Tecum.” Mabus translated for the audience, telling them the last one means “I am always

Secretary of the Navy (SecNav) Ray Mabus delivers remarks at the 29th annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium. Photo by MC1 Armando Gonzales

with you.” The annual three-day SNA symposium provides military leaders and members of the private sector the opportunity to discuss and showcase current and developing technologies and to enhance the Navy’s warfighting capabilities. The SNA symposium was scheduled to conclude Jan. 12. It opened Jan. 10 with a video displaying the superior technology and warfare of the United States Navy fleet in Crystal City, Va. The theme this year was “Distributed Lethality: Enabling Sea Control” to highlight the doctrine of distributed lethality as a valuable warfare strategy that enhances naval power at and from the sea. The symposium gives Navy

leaders, government officials and members of private industry an opportunity to discuss the continued national value of a strong Naval Surface Force. Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden, Commander, Naval Surface Forces, opened the symposium with “The Surface Navy Today” where he talked of returning to sea control and strengthening our naval forces. “We, as the United States Navy, are back in the sea control game again in a big way and just how we got here is worth remembering,” said Rowden. He spoke of the Navy’s history and the nearly 600 ships in the 1980s. “It was a powerful Navy able to impose sea control where we needed against a powerful foe that wanted to deny it. Simply put the world

has changed and so must we.” Fleet and force master chiefs from around the Navy hosted an enlisted round table luncheon to discuss issues and gain insight to help the Sailors of the surface Navy. The luncheon ended with remarks by Navy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano. “As we prioritize readiness and change how we apply fire power and how we fight, the most important component of just how effective we will be, tomorrow and well into the future, is of course our people,” said Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Vice Adm. Bill Moran. “When I say people, I mean Sailors, Navy civilians, engineers, yard workers, academia, industry. Together they form the Navy’s asymmetric advantage.”


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NASWF rededicates Lassen auditorium By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer

Nearly 47 years ago, a young aviator solemnly bowed his head to have a blue ribbon adorned with 13 stars draped around his neck by the president of the United States. President Lyndon Johnson leaned down to whisper a few words into the helicopter pilot’s ear, words that Lt. Clyde Lassen would never remember later due to his nervousness at being in the spotlight. Receiving the nation’s highest military decoration – the Medal of Honor (MOH) – Lassen was understandably anxious in the White House on Jan 16, 1969, amidst all the pomp, circumstance and attention he never sought. His wife and shipmates all labeled him as a humble and dedicated man who had little love for the spotlight. But wartime often throws normal men into extraordinary circumstances, and so it was for Lt. j.g. Lassen, Lt. j.g. LeRoy Cook, Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Bruce Dallas, and Aviation Jet Mechanic 3rd Class Don West, the crew of “Clementine Two” June 19, 1968. What was logged as a “routine rescue mission,” was, in reality, one of the most harrowing rescues in Naval helicopter history. Three aircraft from the carrier USS America (CV 66) were performing an evening bombing mission over North Vietnam beginning Jan. 18 trying to destroy evening supply runs headed to the North Vietnamese Army. One of the three aircraft, “Rootbeer-210” an F-4J 33-MC Phantom II flown by Lt. Cmdr John “Claw” Holtzclaw and Lt. Cmdr John “Zeke” Burns, was shot down by a SA-2 surface-to-air missile. The two aviators were able to send a quick “Mayday” call before they ejected over enemy territory and landed in a rice paddy close enough to hear enemy soldiers speaking. To make matters worse, Burns suffered a broken leg and assorted other injuries during the ejection. At 10 minutes after midnight, Jan. 19, 70 miles away, the combat information center (CIC) of the USS Preble (DLG 15) received the call. Lassen and his team’s primary mission was daytime search and rescue of downed aviators who ejected over water. The crew was in a stand down status with no expectation of flying that evening. At 12 minutes after midnight, flight quarters sounded on the ship’s speakers, instantly awakening the sleeping aviators. Lassen went to CIC for a briefing, while Cook ran to the flight deck to prep the helicopter. A bare 10 minutes after the search-and-rescue call from CIC, Clementine Two lifted off the deck of the Prebble into a moonless night. According to Cook, take-off was tricky during daylight operations as the armor plating and full fuel tanks left the H-2 Seasprite over its max gross take-off weight. He called it “nerve-wracking” at night just eight feet above the water. Lassen climbed the helicopter to about 500 feet and headed toward the coastline to enter a holding pattern. The team expected a call to

return to the ship at any time. “When we first took off, we never expected to go over land,” Cook said. “We launched as a ‘maybe you will go.’ ” He emphasized that there were three criteria that had to be met before attempting a rescue. The on-scene commander (usually the rescuee’s wingman) had to have visual contact, the survivors had to provide the answer to a predetermined question, and there had to be no enemy forces in the immediate area. To their surprise, the “Harbormaster” called and said the mission was a “go.” It was the first night rescue mission attempted in Vietnam. Cook remembers commenting, “OK, here we go. If we are going to go, let’s do it right.” The team crossed over onto land south of a known anti-aircraft artillery site, and headed north toward the last known location of the aircraft. The glow from the downed aircraft could be seen about 30 miles away. They were fired at once on the way in, but couldn’t tell from

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what or where. The downed pilots were able to get a magnesium tracer through the jungle canopy to alert the Clementine Two team of their location about 10 miles from the crash. Lassen and Cook arrived at about 20 minutes before 2 a.m. Dallas and West reported another missile passing beneath the helicopter as they spiraled toward the treetops. The helicopter was too heavy for the first hover attempt as they located the pilots. Lassen waved off and ordered Cook to dump fuel to reduce the weight. During the second hover attempt, Lassen was able to maneuver the helo next to a tall tree and below the treetops. With the rotors only a few feet away from the branches, the crew tried to lower a cable. It passed within inches of Holtzclaw’s hand, but got tangled in the brush where the downed pilot couldn’t get to it. Then the parachute flare went out and Lassen had to break hover and pull out of the trees. On the way out, he collided with one of the trees damaging the stabilizer and the right side cabin door. Pulling up and circling around to wait for more flares and another attempt, the crew told Holtzclaw and Burns that they needed to get out of the jungle. As the helicopter hovered near the rice paddy where they hoped to meet the aviators, people from the nearby village began running up the hill firing toward the aircraft. With the stabilizer damaged, the crew felt

Lt. Clyde Lassen, in the cockpit of a UH-2, poses with members of HC-7’s Detachment 104. NAS Whiting Field rededicated its auditorium in Lassen’s name Jan. 17. Navy photo

like they were getting hit by the small arms and automatic weapons fire and returned fire with the two M-60s manned by West and Dallas and an M-16 fired by Cook from the cockpit. During this exchange, as Cook shot fired his rifle, the expended shell casings were ricocheting inside the helicopter canopy, and at least one struck Lassen in the face while hovering. According to Cook, he said, “I’m hit!” when he felt the liquid on his face. Lassen licked his fingers and told his co-pilot, “it’s just sweat, I’m OK.” Lassen pulled the helicopter back around and hovered down near the ground about 100 yards from the jungle. He couldn’t set Clementine Two down as the aircraft would sink in the mud, so he kept it at a modified hover. The team received a call from Burns that they weren’t at the jungle’s edge yet, so he lifted the helicopter around to circle again. By this time, Holtzclaw and Burns reported hearing soldiers around them. As the helicopter dropped low for a fourth time, about 80-100 people were near the site in the rice paddies, and again the team had to break hover and circle around as the downed pilots were still entangled by the jungle undergrowth. At this point, Vietnamese soldiers were only about 20 yards behind Holtzclaw and Burns

figures burst out of the jungles edge. West and Dallas resumed firing as Burns and Holtzclaw raced to the waiting helicopter. The crew was taking fire from three sides now. Despite his broken leg, Burns made it to the helicopter first as Dallas unceremoniously yanked him into the cabin onto his stomach. Holtzclaw similarly got thrown in the helicopter, but on his back just a few seconds later. West tapped Lassen to give him the signal to take off, reportedly saying “Lieutenant, let’s get out of here.” Although struggling with the heavy load, the helo was eventually able to climb to 4,000 feet. With less than 30 minutes of fuel left, Lassen headed the most direct route back. Along the way, the cargo door, damaged when it hit the tree, gave way and dropped to the ground. The nearest friendly force was the USS Jouett (DLG-29), which approached to within three miles of the shore to help the aircraft make it to the ship. However, the helo was not out of the woods yet. As they approached the sea, the crew had to pass another anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) site and Cook spotted some bright lights approaching at their altitude. He dropped the collective losing about 1,000 feet of altitude

and were taking shots at them through the brush. The bullets striking the ground around them spurred them on for a last dash for the edge. They called the helo back for a fifth attempt to rescue them. Clementine Two was running low on fuel, and as they made the last descent, the second set of flares went out dropping the team into a pitchblack darkness again. With no time to wait for a third set of flares, Lassen flicked on the external lights for the aircraft. Lit up for the aviators to see, Lassen held the hover. Unfortunately, Clementine Two also made a much easier target for the approaching soldiers. Finally, two

quickly to avoid the oncoming ordnance. As Clementine Two approached USS Jouett’s position, the ship’s skipper turned on the flight deck lights, even though they were within shore artillery range, to guide the crew in. Lassen made a straight-in approach to the deck. With only 135 pounds of fuel left, there would not have been enough for a wave-off and second approach. The ship’s crew immediately gathered Burns to take him to sickbay. As the corpsman helped him off the helo, he said, “Clyde, I don’t know how to thank you gents.”

Lassen’s response was simply, “We’ve been over here several months now. Nice to have something to do.” Despite the cool exterior, Lassen’s widow, Linda, confirmed that he was indeed very tense during the rescue. “He talked to me about the mission, and about how scared he was, and about how he thought he was shot and bleeding at one point,” she said. However, Lassen never spoke much about the mission to their two children Daryl and Lynell. Linda emphasized that the children grew up around his honors and mementos, but that they never heard the whole story until the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola held a 25th anniversary reunion for the crew and the two rescued pilots. Using the MOH to aggrandize himself just wasn’t in his nature, and Linda stressed that it upset him if others made a big deal of it. “When he first came back to Whiting Field in 1979, they made a special parking spot for him with the Medal of Honor plaque,” she stated. “He was actually mad that they would take away an enlisted parking space to do that. He was humble and didn’t want special treatment.” Linda said that Lassen was always very appreciative of the crew and deferred credit to them. Cook and Dallas likewise thought highly of Lassen and that despite the chaos of the rescue he kept things calm inside the cockpit. “People were just doing the jobs they were trained to do,” Cook said. Crewman Bruce Dallas confirms that it was the dedication to the job at hand that kept the crew there long enough to rescue Burns and Holtzclaw. “It wasn’t about being a hero or anything like that. We were determined to see the mission get done,” Dallas said. Lassen stayed in the Navy for another 13 years after earning the MOH. His career followed a typical course that included a tour as a flight instructor, an assignment aboard the USS Austin (LPD 4), a transfer to Norfolk to train H-2 pilots in a fleet replacement squadron, a tour in Jacksonville with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 before reporting to staff duty with HS Wing One and finally his time as the executive officer and commanding officer of Helicopter Training Squadron Eightat NAS Whiting Field. He retired in the Pensacola area with 21 years of service to work as a businessman and real estate broker in the area until he passed away in 1994 after a brief battle with cancer. His legacy as the only Navy helicopter pilot to earn the MOH during the Vietnam War was probably the one thing he would change if he could. “Clyde was always sad that more pilots were not honored the way he was,” Linda said. “He always thought there were others in the squadron whose rescues were just as brave as theirs.”


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Jan. 20 Arbor Day event announced The City of Pensacola will celebrate Arbor Day at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 20, at Camelot Park, 7705 Gallahad Road, with a tree planting, proclamation reading and tree giveaway. A limited number of live oaks, sweet gum, and red maple trees will be available for residents to take home and plant. Information will be provided with each tree on the proper care and maintenance of the species. Pensacola was recently named a Tree City USA for the 26th year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. For more information, call 436-5670.

NEX planning health and fitness event

You can get a jump start to feeling and looking good in the new year during the “A Better You,” an event scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Navy Exchange Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. Sports and nutrition experts will help you stay fit with live demonstrations, tastings and much more. For more information, call 458-8811.

Flight academy scholarship available

The Pensacola Area Chief Petty Officer Association (PACPOA) plans to award its inaugural National Flight Academy (NFA) scholarship for the 2017 season. The scholarship is open to seventh grade to 12th grade family members of all ranks of the military (active-duty, retired and veterans) and first responders from any NAS Pensacola tenant command as well as Naval Hospital Pensacola. NFA information and schedule can be found at www.nationalflightacademy.com/. Requests for an application and completed applications can be sent to trentdhathaway@gmail.com. The application deadline is Jan. 31. The PACPOA will not cover any travel costs for applicants who do not live in the Pensacola area, but they are encouraged to apply. Application will be reviewed by board members and the winner will be announced Feb. 5. For more information, e-mail Trent Hathaway at trentd hathaway@gmail.com.

Marines can register for career seminar

Registration is now open for the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Career Course Seminar (CCS), class 2-17. Marines must complete the seminar to be eligible for promotion to the gunnery sergeant rank. Deadline to apply is today, Jan. 20. The class dates are Feb. 6 to May 19. Registration includes the submission of the student’s command screening checklist and enrollment forms (NAVMC 11580 and the AY17 Student Info Form). Students also are required to have the EPME6000 non-resident course completed. For more information, contact the Pensacola Region PME Office by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3135, or by e-mail at marvinc@davisdefense.com.

Chili cook-off scheduled for Jan. 27

Escambia Christian School will present its 18th annual Cougar Chili Cook-off from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 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.

School to hold open house Jan. 29

St. John Catholic School, 325 South Navy Blvd., has scheduled an open house event for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29. Teachers, parents, and students will be give tours of the PreK-3 through 8th grade campus, and discussing the 2017-18 school year. If you are unable to attend the open house, you can schedule an appointment at another time for a tour. For more information, call 456-5218 or go to www.stjohn pensacola.com.

Dates announced for Senior Follies The theme for the 20th annual Pensacola Seniors Follies will be Seniors X 20. The song-and-dance comedy review is scheduled for Feb. 10-12 at WSRE-TV Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 10 and 2 p.m. Feb. 11 and Feb. 12. Proceeds will go to support various senior programs in the community. Tickets can be purchased at Bayview Senior Center and West Escambia Senior Center. Ticket information is available by calling 453-3016 or 417-7736.

Suicide intervention training available An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and

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Marathon scheduled for March 18 The fourth annual Blue Angels Rock N Fly Hippie Tour half marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) is scheduled for March 18 aboard NAS Pensacola. Both races are scheduled to start at 8:10 a.m. at the corner of Radford Boulevard and Fred Bauer Road in front of Starbucks. Gates will open at 6 a.m. More than 2,000 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in 2016, and the event raised more than $50,000 for the two organizations it benefits, the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the Navy Ball. This year’s race is limited to 3,000 participants, and the theme is the Soul Train Tour. Runners are encouraged to arrive at NAS Pensacola early to ensure plenty of time to get through security. To register or volunteer, go to www.runrock nfly.com. civilian employees. Advance registration required. Participation in the full two days is required. For more information, call 452-2341, ext. 5, or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

CREDO marriage seminar announced

A marriage enrichment workshop is scheduled for Feb. 10-12 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. The workshop is being presented by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. Topics include love languages, personality types, communication skills, problem solving and goal setting. All legally married active-duty service members and their spouses are eligible to attend. All expenses are paid, but participants are required to provide their own transportation and child care is not provided. Registration deadline is Jan. 27. For more information or to register, contact the NAS Pensacola Chapel at 452-2093 or e-mail tony. bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Golf tournament supports NMCRS The 17th annual Pen Air Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is scheduled for March 31 at A.C. Read Golf Course aboard NAS Pensacola. Since 2000, the credit union has supported the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society by providing financial gifts totaling more than $400,000. The tournament format will be four-person scramble. To register, complete a registration form with payment and mail or drop off to: Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Attn: NMCRS Golf Tournament, 1495 East Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL 32514 Registration deadline is March 24. Checks should be made payable to Pen Air Federal Credit Union. For more information, contact Melissa Dandridge, public relations specialist, by phone at 5053200, ext. 7773, or by e-mail at dandme@penair.org or go to www.penair.org/home/about/communerosity/golf_tournament?.

Retired Activities Office needs help Do you have four to six hours free a week? The Navy’s Retired Activities Office, located in the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 625, is looking for military retirees/survivors to staff its office. Duties include; casualty reporting, assisting survivors in obtaining benefits, and answering general questions concerning retirement benefits. The position requires a desire to assist your fellow retirees and survivors, and an administrative background with knowledge of computer programs such as MS Outlook, Word, etc. For more information, call 452-5622 or e-mail nasp.rao.fct@navy.mil.

Lifeguard tryout to take place at UWF Pensacola Beach Lifeguards have scheduled a tryout event. The tryouts will take place at 7 a.m. Jan. 28 at the University of West Florida Aquatic Center, located at 11000 University Parkway, Bldg. 72. Position requirements for employment include the following: • Able to swim 600 yards in a pool in 10 minutes or less. • Able to run 1.5 miles on a track in 12 minutes or less. • Be at least 16 years old. • Possess a valid driver’s license. • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is preferred. Applicants are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes

early and to bring all relevant certifications to the tryout event. Attending and passing a tryout is required to be considered for employment. For more information, contact Senior Lifeguard Alexander Johnson by phone at 503-1799 or by e-mail at adjohnson@myescambia.com.

Fort Pickens plans weapon programs Gulf Islands National Seashore is planning to begin offering regular black powder demonstrations at Fort Pickens for the first time in more than 20 years. Black powder demonstrations are public interpretive programs featuring living historians dressed in period uniforms firing blank rounds from reproduction weapons. The programs will begin in late spring 2017 and will help visitors understand the life of soldiers at the park’s forts. Through grant funding the park was able to purchase uniforms, reproduction small arms and other equipment for the program. Additionally, the park used donation funds collected by Eastern National, which operates the park bookstores, to purchase a reproduction 10-pounder Parrott rifle cannon. Regular small arms and cannon demonstrations will be conducted by park staff and volunteers. The park is now recruiting volunteers to join the Fort Pickens Living History Crew. For more information, e-mail guis_information@nps.gov.

Volunteers can help with homeless The EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless needs volunteers for two upcoming events. The Point In Time Count is scheduled for Jan. 25 and the U-Count Homeless Resource Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 Salvation Army, 1501 North Q. St. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and they must complete a registration form and home harmless agreement. Training will be provided. Volunteers need to complete a registration release form and return it by e-mail scan. For the Point in Time Count, send completed forms to Dianna.Moore@ecoh.org or by fax to 436-4656. For the U-Count Homeless Resource Day, send completed forms to Serene.Keiek@ecoh.org or fax to 436-4656. For more information, http://ecoh.org/.

Spring gardening classes announced The UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension will offer a series of spring gardening courses. The courses will be taught by Extension Service faculty and Florida master gardeners. Program will be 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church, 1030 North 57th Ave. The topics will be: • Feb. 8: Creative raised bed ideas for your yard with instructor Terry Henry. • Feb. 15: Tried and true perennials for your garden with instructor Karen Lessard. • Feb. 22: Answering your toughest lawn questions with instructor Beth Bolles. • March 8: Gifted plants: how to keep them alive and flourishing with instructors Ann Luther and Pat Bush. • March 15: A touch o’ greens: How to grow and cook delicious nutritious greens with instructor Patti Wernicke. For more information, contact JL Boston at jlbpens@yahoo.com or 791-8223. To learn more about UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension and its programs, go to http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/.

Weekly cleanups target waterfront areas Ocean Hour FL conducts weekly waterfront cleanups at local parks and beaches in the Pensacola and Santa Rosa area. On a monthly basis volunteers spend an hour each Saturday morning at the following locations: • Naval Live Oaks, first Saturday. • Chimney Park, second Saturday. • Bay Bluffs Park, second Saturday. • Project Greenshores, third Saturday. • Bartram Park, third Saturday. • Fort Pickens, fourth Saturday. • Park East, fifth Saturday. • Park West, fifth Saturday. Volunteers can pre-register at www.ocean hourfl.com, but registration is not required. Sign ins are at 8:45 a.m., and cleanups are from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ocean Hour FL provides supplies. For more information, call 207-9326 or 450-1112 or e-mail oceanhourfl@gmail.com.

Dance classes offered in two locations North 2 South Ballroom Connection (N2SBC) is offering weekly dance classes. A Detroit-style ballroom dance class is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at the Felix Miga Center, 904 57th Ave. Cost is $7 per class. A Chicago steppers dance class is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Thursday at 1903 T Street. Cost is $10 per class. For more information, call 332-7036 or (313) 610-3868 or e-mail ferneg@centennialimports.com.

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Remember the gift of life this winter: Give blood By Katie Lange DoD News, Defense Media Activity

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lot of military families give to charity during certain times of the year, like the holidays, but one they should always be thinking about is giving in a way that’s crucial to injured service members – blood donations. The winter months are slow for blood donation centers, but it’s actually a key time to donate. That’s why January is National Blood Donor Month. “We hope to remind people to remember to give that gift of life,” said Navy Capt. Roland Fahie, the director of the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP), which supplies blood products to deployed and injured American troops worldwide. “We still have troops out there ... who are still in harm’s way.” The ASBP has to keep a steady supply of blood, platelets and plasma on hand at all times for wounded service members, and it has to be prepared when military operations or crises come up. “We always have to be ready. We don’t know what tomorrow’s going to bring for us,” Fahie said. “Our folks are working 24/7 to make sure we can support any contingency operation around the world.” Saving lives: You don’t have to look any further for proof of how important blood supplies are to the ASBP than Army 1st Lt. Nicholas Vogt. Vogt received more than 500 units of blood – more than any other survivor in U.S.

combat history – after stepping on a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2011. Vogt’s heart stopped five times before he was stabilized and he lost both of his legs. He received a majority of his blood transfusions while in Kandahar, with much of the supply coming from more than 300 service members on post who rallied to help him. Vogt survived and has since received the Bronze Star. Needless to say, those who gave their time to give blood helped save his life. But it’s a mission that can be challenging for the ASBP. Clearing up donation confusion. Contrary to what many service members believe, the ASBP is the only outlet that specifically collects blood for the military community. Civilian organizations such as the American Red Cross work with the ASBP in times of need and will collect donations on military installations, but most of that supply doesn’t go to military members. Fahie said it can be a challenge to clear up that confusion. “(Service members) may see an American Red Cross vehicle or some other agency on their base,

Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) “A” School student Pfc. Hunter Moore prepares to donate blood during a Keesler Air Force Base 81st Medical Group’s Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) Blood Drive in 2015. The ASBP, a joint Army, Navy and Air Force operation, provides quality blood products for service members, veterans and their families. File photo by Bruce Cummins

and they’re thinking they’re supporting the military directly, but they’re really not,” Fahie said. “The primary mission of a civilian agency is not really to support the military. Our primary mission is.” The only way to ensure your donation will go to support service members is to look for the ASBP blood drop logo. Donors can give blood at any of the 20 ASBP donation centers on military installations around the world, or when mobile blood drives are held. Those interested in doing so can sign up to make an appointment online. Anyone can donate, but the most frequent donors are service members and Department of Defense civilians and contractors, Fahie said. Since many military

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This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. As the New Year begins, the Red Cross encourages individuals to resolve to roll up a sleeve to give this month and throughout 2017. Facts about blood needs: • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. • Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the United States. • Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the United States. • Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the United States. • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately three pints. • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O. • The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs. • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.

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retired naval officer shared leadership insights with future cryptologic warfare officer students during a recent return visit to Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) onboard NAS Pensacola’s Corry Station. Retired Capt. James Hagy served in the Navy for 40 years. He began his career as an enlisted cryptologic technician (collection) (CTR) and later became a commissioned officer. During his first officer tour, he served as division officer for the CTR “A” school at what is now known as IWTC Corry Station. Hagy’s first stop on his visit was the cryptologic command display. The exhibition showcases historical artifacts and tools used from earlier naval cryptology, some of which Hagy recognized from firsthand experience. After meeting with the cryptologic veterans who volunteer at the display, Hagy visited the schoolhouse to speak with officers attending the Cryptologic Warfare Officer Basic Course (CWOBC). “It feels a lot like coming home,” said Hagy. “It’s great being able to see Corry Station. Not only is this where my career started, but it’s where the future

of our community lies.” CWOBC provides new-accession officers with the skillsets required for their initial assignment in the information warfare community, while leading enlisted cryptologic technicians. Hagy, who served as a cryptologic warfare officer, provided the students with his thoughts on leadership and what the future holds for them as officers. “With all of the changes happening in our world and in our community, it’s important to take advantage of all the opportunities you have,” said Hagy. “Never shy away from an opportunity. Take every challenge as a chance to build your experience base, and embrace your leadership role so that you can become an invaluable asset to your command.” Hagy retired from the Navy in 2014 after completing his final tour as the department director for intelligence and information operations at U.S. Pacific

Retired Capt. James Hagy (right) visits the cryptologic history display at Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station. Hagy retired from the Navy in 2014 after 40 years of service.

Command. Prior to that, he served as commanding officer for Naval Information Operations Command Hawaii. Mario Vulcano, instructor for CWOBC, thanked Hagy for the discussion with his students and praised his accomplishments as a model for his students to emulate. “Speaking as a former commanding officer and senior officer detailer, Capt. Hagy gave these junior officer students plenty to think about as they

plan out their careers,” said Vulcano. “It is always nice to hear from successful naval officers and enlisted as they continue to invest in tomorrow’s leaders.” Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from the Cen-

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WSRE is launching 2017 – the PBS station’s 50th year – by making a splash with a special “Splash and Bubbles” broadcast, a free Public Square Speakers Series lecture in February, and a family event at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in March. All of the events are focused on ocean conservation. • “Splash and Bubbles: One Big Ocean,” a PBS KIDS movie event, premiered Jan. 16. PBS KIDS introduced “Splash and Bubbles” in November 2016. The children’s show is produced by The Jim Henson Company and designed to encourage children ages 4 to 7 to explore the undersea world. The series introduces the concepts of ecological

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Events focused on ocean conservation will include a Feb. 23 lecture by marine scientist Ellen Prager.

balance and the importance of taking care of the ocean. • Marine scientist Ellen Prager will present “Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime” at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio as part of WSRE’s Public Square Speakers Series. Prager is a former chief scientist at

the Aquarius Reef Base research program in Key Largo, where her extensive study of how corals build the earth’s reefs led to her book, “Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime,” about the wealth of life in the sea and the need to protect it. She is currently a freelance writer, consultant and science adviser to the cruise ship Celebrity Xpedition in the Galapagos Islands. Her newest book, “Stingray City,” is the third book in her Tristan Hunt fiction series for middle school readers, which combines humor and adventure with learning about the ocean, marine life and ocean issues. Prager will sign books following her talk and copies of her books will be available for purchase. Admission to all WSRE Public

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation 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.

The Matsuriza taiko drummers perform at Epcot Center in Orlando. The group will perform at the Japanese New Year event tomorrow, Jan. 21. Photo from Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida

By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

New Year traditions celebrated in other countries will be the focus of two events scheduled for this weekend. • The Chinese New Year will be the theme for Gallery Night, which is scheduled for today, Jan. 20. Members of the University of West Florida Confucius Institute plans to present a Lunar New Year Festival. Beginning at 4 p.m. Palafox Street will be illuminated with light from 250 silk red Chinese lanterns. Artistic performances, cultural demonstrations and games for children will accompany the visual display. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, which symbolizes confidence and motivation. The

Lunar New Year is a 15-day holiday and is celebrated on the first day of a new moon by Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and others from Southeast Asian countries between late January and late February of each year. The official start of the Lunar New Year for 2017 is Jan. 28. International students from the University of West Florida along with international community members will showcase traditional Lunar New Year activities, such as dragon dances, Japanese Taiko drumming and gifting red envelopes with money as a token of good luck for the year. For more information, go to www.uwf.edu/confucius. • The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida will usher in the Year of the Fire Rooster with its 23rd annual

Japanese New Year Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 21, at the Wright Place, 80 East Wright Street. Festivities will include performances by the Matsuriza taiko drummers, martial arts demonstrations, traditional Japanese dancing, music, food vendors and other cultural displays. A silent auction will also be held, and ticket holders are automatically eligible for door prize drawings. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for students or active-duty military, and $4 for Japan-America Society members. Children 12 and younger enjoy free admission. Advance tickets are available at Sake Cafe and Yamato’s, or online at Eventbrite. For more information, go to www.jasnwfl.org.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Sing� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story� (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Passengers� (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Assassin’s Creed� (2D), PG13, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Sing� (3D), PG, noon; “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story� (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Passengers� (3D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Assassin’s Creed� (3D), PG-13, 7:40 p.m.; “Passengers� (2D), PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Sing� (2D), PG, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story� (2D), PG-13, 8:10 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Sing� (3D), PG, noon and 2:30 p.m.; “Passengers� (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Collateral Beauty,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story� (2D), PG-13, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; “Assassin’s Creed� (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed Jan. 23.

TUESDAY

“Sing� (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story� (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Passengers� (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Nocturnal Animals,� R, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Sing� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Manchester by the Sea,� R, 7:10 p.m.; “Collateral Beauty,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Allied,� R, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

“Office Christmas Party,� R, 5 p.m.; “Assassin’s Creed� (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Sing� (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story� (2D), PG-13, 7:20 p.m.

COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

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

• Corry Station Teen Center: Now open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4118 Children’s Way, Bldg. 4118. The center is open to all military dependents, ages 13-18. It offer a safe environment for military teens and their friends to get involved in programs and activities, such as Keystone, Passport to • Travel Expo: 10 Manhood, and a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 SMART Girls, in at the Mustin Beach addition to art, Club. MWR Informacooking, and fittion, Tickets and ness clubs. A speTravel office will host cial Pensacola Ice the event. Browse Flyers field trip is planned for Feb. through a variety of travel and recreational 10. Tickets are $20 destinations from and include transacross the Southeast. portation, center Free admission, and ice tickets and a opportunities to win souvenir hat or prizes. For more inforshirt. For informamation, call 452-6362. tion or to register, call 453-3490. • Pensacola Navy Youth Sports Basketball: Registration continues through today, Jan. 20, at the Corry Station Youth Center, Bldg 4118. Open to children ages 4 to 14 of active duty, reserve, retired and DoD or contractors. This is an opportunity to teach your children teamwork and sportsmanship in a fun, safe environment. Cost is $50 per child and covers uniform and trophy. Coaches and assistants are always needed. For more information, call 453-3490. • Group Exercise Extravaganza: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 21, at Radford Fitness Center, Bldg. 4143. More than 20 classes in three hours. Sample classes and meet the instructors. Open to all eligible MWR patrons. For more information, call 452-9845. • Tower of Power Water Slide: Noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 21, and noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 22 at the indoor pool, Bldg. 3828. Climb the inflatable mountain water slide. There also will be water basketball and rolling logs. Normal aquatic fees apply. For more information, call 452-9429. • Water Polo Tournament: Begins Jan. 26 at the indoor pool, Bldg. 2328. Bring a team or join a team. Practice and coaching every Monday and pick-up games on Thursday for six weeks. Normal aquatic fees apply. For more information, call 452-9429. • Good reading: The NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, has an extensive selection of books, periodicals and newspapers. Computers with Internet access are available for use in the library. Wireless access and quiet study areas are also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. For more information, call 452-4362.

Liberty activities

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

Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacola-mwr.com.

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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.

Fleet and Family Support Center

Worship schedule Regular services NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • 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. • 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 • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible study, 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • First Time Parents Class: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27. Parenting tips that every new or beginner parent needs to know. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • VA E-benefits Workshop: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 31. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Base Tour: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 1. First Wednesday of month. Learn how to get around base while learning

interesting facts. For more information, call 452-5609. • Couponing Basics: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 17. Learn how to save money and stretch your budget. During this class you will learn where to find coupons and how to use them, how to organize you coupons and how to earn money. No child care provided. For more information or to register, call 452-5990. • Where is My Money Going?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 4. Developing a spending/budget plan. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracka of volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 4522532 or e-mail nasp_comm_ outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunites are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, USS Alabama, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries.

Upcoming events include: • Mardi Gras parades: Feb. 24-26 in downtown Pensacola and at Pensacola Beach. Spotters needed to walk along side the floats. • Student convention: Feb. 17 and Feb. 20 at West Florida High School. Volunteers needed for event set up and take down. • Big Beach Marathon: Jan 29 in Gulf Shores, Ala. Options for volunteering are: course marshal, finish line, packet pickup, race setup, pre-race snacks, course setup, gear check and water stops.


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Selma B-Flat Clarinet. One year old. Asking $150, call 6981752.

Get ready for Pensacon with a Master Replicas 2005 Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber Force FX Collectible never used in the box, $200 call 850-780-041

2BR/2BA. 1275 Mahogany Mill Rd. No app fee for military + move-in specials. 5mi. NAS. $735/ month. 850-9126135.

Model 94 Winchester, $750. 6 cubicft. wheel barrow $10. 22” lawnmower w/large rear wheels and bagger, $120. Aluminum scuba tank, $100. 9445763.

Video Games & Systems. Playstation, Xbox, Wii, Gamecube & More! Check out our collectibe store at 3103 West Michigan Ave. Call Florida Single C’s at 850-637- Free bed, white frame, 1989 mattress, and box 2 Cemetery spring. You pick Lots, Rose Lawn up on base NASP. Cemetery. Best Contact by email location under l i l 0 0 1 x @ m s n . shade of large com oak. Navy Farthest from Ladies Mint street, easy ac- peacoat. 14 cess. $1200 each condition. $75. (priced below regular. market value). 850-458-2858. 850-292-1035. 4 flight suits. 2 Articlesfor forSale Sale green suits, 36 Articles F. 2 tan Desert Bullet proof Storm suits, 36 F. vest. Second 850-458-2858. Chance. Same type as police Bowflex Tread wear. Retail Climber TC20, $400, sell $65. Mat and Books included. Like 497-1167. new. $2200, reaoffers Crossbow. Ten sonable Point. Best made considered. 850w/factory scope, 206-4733. quiver and bolts. $225. 417-1694. For Sale: GE 30” Free StandElectric 2 Penn Reels. ing Brush 114H high- Range. speed, red side Nickle. 1.5 years Barely Senator 6/0 reels new. MSRP w/matching rods. used. Asking Also Penn In- $649. ternational w/ $400 obo. 865matching Penn 221-4221. Senator rod. $225. 454-9486.

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1997 Ford Crown Victoria. Good condition. Asking $1500. 850-221-4399. 2016 Nissan Altima/1 owner-6 mos/autom/ jade brown/ clean/charcoal interior/Pics avail/backup camera/tinted/ Must sell quickly/ $20,000.850629-8848 Lexus 2011 RX350. Gold SUV 67,000 M. $24,000 call. 860-393-3438. Restored 1972 mustang convertible $15,500 beautiful! Call 850-393-3438. Real Estate REAL ESTATE Rental Rental

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Real Estate

Carlton Palms. 1BR efficiency apt. Indoor/outdoor pools. Rent $900 includes all utilities. Free parking. Walking distance to all downtown 3/2, Cordova offers. 850-324Park home. Lo- 5548. cated in convenient area near 3 b r / 2 b a . good schools, 1315sqft. BrookMall, Hospi- side off 9th tal, Airport, and Ave. Close to mall, College. $1295/ schools, month. Steve hospitals. $925/ @850-572-9191. m o + d e p o s i t . Leave your ph# Avail Feb. Contact Cindi 850or email. 304-5673. Room for rent. Fully furnished. 2 B R / 1 B A . Wifi. Washer/ M i l i t a r y - i n newdryer kitchen spected, access. On Per- l y - r e n o v a t e d Large dido bay. Great duplex. walk-in views. Off street yards, parking. Close closet, additional shed. to Corry/NAS. storage CentralH/A. 850.455.7990. Pets negotiable fee. 2BR townhouse. w/extra 13574 Perdido $750/$750dep. Key. $1360 Near NAS backmonth all in- gate, all shopcluded. Cable, ping/food deswifi, flat screens tinations. Good t h r o u g h o u t . neighborhood. Available month Leave message@ to month thru 850-438-6129. May. Possibly longer. (850)5540726 Olga. 3BR/2BA heart of PENS brick home with garage for rent. 15 mins to airport, hospitals, malls. Newly renovated Quiet Safe. $1100 mo Cheryl 732-239-1956.

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Amazing 3/2 condo in desirable location. Cathedral Ceilings, Pool, EZ commute to NAS & Whiting. $895/ mo includes w a s h e r / d r y e r, water, garbage. 850-748-8145.

Horse farm w/ lighted riding arena 4.9 acres. Renovated. 2/2 mobile home. Elberta, AL. 850455-5031. Info/ pics. $167,000. 4br/2ba home with pool in Chandelle Lakes subdivision. New carpet $215,000. Pool needs liner. 850-207-7875.

Near NAS: 2br house for rent. $700. No pets. Water, trash paid. Military welBreeze come. Available Gulf Home Feb 1. 850-529- Brick 4/2. Fenced 5200. yard, 2-car gaFor Sale rage, beautiful For Sale Porcelain Tile, 1976 Dunlap hardwood floors, St. 3BR/2BA Granite counters, home. 1892sqft. SS Appliances, On oversized 10ft-ceilings w/ corner lot. Quiet gorgeous crown neighborhood. molding+more! see! Interior/exterior Must in excellent con- $ 3 3 5 , 0 0 0 . dition. Listed Gail@380-1193. by BHG Main Brick Street Properties. Lovely M L S # 5 0 6 6 1 9 . 3/2 home. Quiet $174,000. For neighborhood. more informa- 3.5 miles from tion call: Whit NAS. 1892 sf. Johnson @ 850- Not in flood 206-7925 or zone. $174,000. Jenifer Suarez Call Don 850@850-293-4993. 377-1977/Lisa 850-375-9557.

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