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NETC to change command today By Ed Barker NETC PAO

Rear Adm. Don Quinn will turn over command of the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) to Rear Adm. Mike White today, Jan. 24, at 1 p.m. during a change

Vice Adm. Bill Moran, the Chief of Naval Personnel, will be the guest speaker for the event. Moran said that he is honored to have this opportunity to participate in this historic event. “We often talk about our people being what sets our Navy apart from all

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of command ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Mus e u m onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. One of the largest shore commands in the U.S. Navy, NETC provides training for all Sailors, as well as personnel from the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and international students from allied nations.

others – Sailors like Don Quinn and Mike White represent the best of that saying,” said Moran. “From time spent mentoring on hangar decks to critical jobs in the manpower world, Don Quinn has made a career of taking care of our Sailors and their families. He’s had a remarkable career of service and he’s had an important and positive impact on

thousands of Sailors. We wish him and his family fair winds and following seas. We also welcome Mike White back to our team – his recent fleet experience as a strike group commander will further energize the focus and effectiveness of our fleet training efforts.” Quinn said that his tour of duty at NETC was one of the most dynamic assignments of his Navy career. “For nearly 35 years I have been blessed to serve our republic alongside men and women who shared a common belief in the importance of upholding and defending a simple document – the Constitution of the United States of America,” said Quinn. “In every command to which I was assigned, I was surrounded by patriots who did not turn away from hard missions or the burden of making tough, often life threatening decisions. They lived our core values every day, and I was pleased on arrival at Naval Education and Training Command to find that those values of honor, courage, and commitment are part of the very fabric here as well. This is a great

At the Jan. 17 dedication of NAS Pensacola command headquarters Bldg. 1500 – now known as the Walter L. Richardson Building – James Nalley, left, and Andrew Bridgham unveil a plaque of Lt. Walter Leroy Richardson. Nalley is Richardson’s grandson; Bridgham is a great-grandson. Photo by Janet Thomas

NASP headquarters dedicated By Aly Altonen NASP Public Affairs Intern

Not all Navy cooks’ main focus is on the food they serve. On Jan. 17, more than 300 people attended the dedication of the NAS Pensacola command headquarters – Bldg. 1500 – in honor of Lt. Walter Leroy Richardson. He was a ship’s cook fourth class at the early part of his Navy career, and eventually established naval photography as an integral part of aviation. U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, State Rep. Mike Hill, Rear Adm. Donald Quinn and NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins were speakers at the ceremony. Richardson had a passion for photography, which lead him on the path to becoming the first official Navy photographer, as well as Naval Aviator No. 582.

“His accomplishments are a part of the very fabric of the cradle of aviation,” Quinn said in his address. Richardson received orders to organize a photographic section and played a part in planning for a naval school of aerial photography as well. More than 100 of those who attended the building’s dedication were former students of NAS Pensacola’s photography training. After relaying more history of Richardson and his achievements, Miller announced that the dedication of the NAS Pensacola headquarters was now part of Congressional Record. “Richardson’s pioneering spirit and dedication to his craft and country make it an honor,” Miller said, reading from the framed Congressional Record before presenting it to

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Admiral’s spouse is guest of honor at ombudsman luncheon Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Robin Williamson, wife of Rear Adm. Ricky Williamson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, got the chance to meet with command leadership spouses and ombudsmen

representatives during a Jan. 21 visit to Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Williamson was the guest of honor at a luncheon celebration at Mustin Beach Club. During the gathering, Luisa Fitzgerald, ombudsman for Naval Air Technical

Training Center, was introduced as the new Ombudsman assembly chair for NASP. The luncheon group also included Lori Hoskins, wife of NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins; Amy Jasso, wife of NASP Executive Officer Cmdr.

Commander, Navy Region Southeast onboard NAS Pensacola ... Rear Adm. Ricky Williamson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, was onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Jan. 20-21 for a visit which included meeting with numerous base departments and commands. (Above) At the National Naval Aviation Museum, Williamson inspects the museum’s new energy-saving air conditioning chiller plant and speaks with Matt Ridley, a Siemens Industry Inc. energy sales executive. Photo by Mike O’Connor

David Jasso; Tonya Shank, wife of Col. Thomas B. Shank, commander of the 479th Flying Training Group; Kathleen Doherty, director of the NASP Fleet and Family Support Center; Paul Maxwell, education services facilitator and ombudsman coordinator at Fleet and Family Support Center; Tandi Blake, outgoing ombudsman for NASP; Melissa Hamilton, ombudsman for the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels; and Vinessa Conine, ombudsman for Center for Information Dominance unit at NASP Corry Station. Williamson said she has a special interest in the ombudsman program. “I have been a huge supporter of the ombudsmen program because they take such great care of our Navy families,” she said. “I went through the training a few years ago

(Left to right) Robin Williamson, wife of Rear Adm. Ricky Williamson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, passes the gavel to Luisa Fitzgerald, ombudsman for Naval Air Technical Training Center, as Paul A. Maxwell, education services facilitator and ombudsman coordinator at Fleet and Family Support Center, stands by Jan. 21 at Mustin Beach Club. Fitzgerald was introduced as the new ombudsman assembly chair for NASP during a luncheon attended by command leadership spouses and a group of ombudsmen representatives.

before it became the condensed version of the training. I just appreciate their work, and I am so glad to spend time with them and get to know some of them today.” Maxwell said the Navy Family Ombudsman Pro-

gram was created in 1970 by Adm. E.R. Zumwalt Jr. The program’s goal is to promote healthy, self-reliant families and to improve communication between commands and

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January 24, 2014


CPPD shares best practices for Sailors seeking tuition assistance By Susan D. Henson Center for Personal and Professional Development Public Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Best practices for tuition assistance (TA) request approval were posted on the Navy College Program website Jan. 16 to help Sailors maximize their use of the program, said the director of Navy Voluntary Education (VolEd). Ernest D’Antonio, the Center for Personal and Professional Development’s Navy VolEd program director, said one big reason for TA disapproval is lack of timeliness. The Navy follows Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 1322.25, which states service members must obNETC from page 1

place to close out your career. “The critical work done throughout NETC’s entire domain enables our maritime forces to be the most formidable in the world,” Quinn added. “Not only do you ensure the quality of the equipment, facilities and curricula, you understand that the men and women we train are not just numbers. They are flesh and blood citizens who need to be molded, mentored, and motivated. And you do that very well for more than 40,000 new Sailors every year. Your exemplary service to our nation and our Navy will ensure that fleet readiness starts at NETC.” There have been major accomplishments in Navy training since Quinn took command in January

Base centennial ‘1914 Mile Challenge’ run As part of NAS Pensacola’s 100th anniversary commemoration, the base is hosting a “1914 Mile Challenge” now through Nov. 14. Teams of up to seven members will challenge themselves to complete a grueling and competitive 1,914 miles during a 10-month period. Register at the fitness centers on NASP and NASP Corry Station. Contact AZ2 Chris McDonald, 452-4333 or email christopher.p. mcdona @navy. mil for more information.

tain approval for TA funding before the official start of a course. “Commands should ensure Sailors are aware of this policy and ensure TA applications are command approved and forwarded to the Virtual Education Center in a timely manner,” he said. “We tell Sailors that 30 days prior to the course start date is not too soon to submit their TA request. That gives us the time we need to process and approve the application.” According to D’Antonio, certain requirements must be met before TA requests can be approved. These requirements include Sailors being counseled by the Navy College Office or the Virtual Education Center (VEC), completing their WebTA training, and having an educa-

2011. As the Navy’s mission evolved, its training evolved, too. A few milestones during his command which were highlighted in his Distinguished Service Medal citation include: • His visionary leadership and unprecedented partnership with industry, academia, and the fleet resulted in a dramatic improvement in training and education processes, programs, and governance during a period of increased fiscal constraints and unparalleled wartime demand for agile and responsive training solutions. • Driving cooperation and the use of performance metrics across the Navy Total Force supply chain, he was able to achieve production goals, meet war fighting readiness requirements and implement several major initiatives decreasing training attrition and total time to train. • His guidance and direction also resulted in the Naval Education and Training Command becoming a significantly more agile, responsive, efficient and effective organization leading to

tion/degree plan on file with the requested courses on the plan. Sailors also must have no missing grades, an end of obligated service date after the course ends and completed at least 12

months onboard their first permanent duty station. “Sailors must submit their TA requests early enough to allow for processing time,” D’Antonio said. “Otherwise, when the VEC receives a TA request and one of the requirements isn’t met, we have no time to contact the Sailor to resolve the issue. The

international recognition as a premier training organization, while ensuring the next generation of Sailors and Marines are properly prepared to meet the challenges of the future. Taking over leadership of the training mission is Rear Adm. Mike White, a fighter-attack pilot with a broad range of operational and staff experience. Quinn noted that White’s previous experience at NETC will benefit the command greatly. “Rear Adm. White is a perfect for fit for this job,” Quinn added. “He is returning to NETC where he previously served as our chief operating officer, so he already has a great insight into our mission and operations. He is passionate about Sailors and has been a staunch advocate for education and training throughout his career. Given that he is coming from the tip of the spear, as commander of the Nimitz strike group, he knows exactly what to do to support the fleet. I have no doubt he will do a superb job as NETC commander.” As he prepares to take command of NETC dur-

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Hoskins. More than 20 members of the Richardson family attended. The family had a chance to meet Hoskins and Miller in the quarterdeck before the ceremony. “It’s such an honor,” said Walter Leroy Bridgham, great-

family members. The ombudsman is a volunteer, appointed by the commanding officer and they are trained to disseminate information, he said. Ombudsmen also provide resource referrals and are instrumental in resolving family issues.

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If Sailors experience any problems with WebTA processing, they should contact their servicing Navy College Office or the VEC as soon as possible, said D’Antonio. “Sailors who start a class without an approved TA voucher are at risk of footing the entire bill for that class. By being proactive, they set themselves up for success to finish their degree while minimizing their out-of-pocket expenses.” For more information about the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), visit: https://www. netc. navy. mil/centers/cppd/. For more news from the Center for Personal and Professional Development, visit: www.navy. mil/ local/voledpao/.

Wing 5 (CVW-5) and commander, Carrier Strike Group 11 (USS Nimitz CVN 69 Strike Group). Assignments to shore and staff billets include Naval Strike Warfare Center; Bureau of Naval Personnel; VFA-125; director of the commander’s action group at United States Northern Command; director of Aviation Career Management Division (PERS 43) at Navy Personnel Command, the chief operating officer for Naval Education and Training Command and assistant commander, Navy Personnel Command for Career Management (PERS-4). His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legions of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Strike Flight Air Medals, six Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, one with Combat “V”; the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various other unit citations and campaign ribbons. He has flown more than 3,800 flight hours, and has made

grandfather. Pride and thanks were evident on the faces of the family, who were also grateful for the family reunion that the building dedication helped bring. “The legacy of Lt. Richardson remains strong within your family,” noted Hoskins. Smiles broke out as James

Fitzgerald, who has been an ombudsman for two years, said she is looking forward to her duties as assembly chair. She will work with Maxwell to coordinate speakers on different topics for monthly meetings. During the meetings, additional training is also offered to help the ombudsmen with their duties, Maxwell said. Then the om-

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.

ing the ceremony, White spoke highly of Quinn and talks of his plans for the training enterprise. “Having just completed a very successful deployment with the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group 11, I am fully aware of the positive impact the training commands within the NETC domain have on our Navy’s readiness,” said White. “We recruit the best civilians in the nation, and then turn them into the finest Sailors in the world. I have been blessed to serve with these Sailors, and I am extremely pleased to return to NETC to continue this critical mission.” White is a 1983 graduate of the University of Colorado and earned a master of arts degree from Webster University in 2005. His career as a naval aviator includes assignments with Attack Squadron (VA) 72, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, executive and commanding officer of VFA137, air operations officer for Carrier Group One, deputy commander and commander, Carrier Air

grandson of Richardson. “I love the family history that has been passed down.” James Nalley, a grandson of Richardson, expressed the wish that his deceased mother, Bernice Richardson, could have lived to see this day. Through her stories, he and other family members got to know their

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result is that the TA request is denied.” He advised Sailors to check their “My Education” account to ensure all grades are posted and their degree plan is current. A Sailor may submit the TA request and it’s command approved prior to the course start date, but if the account doesn’t reflect all the requirements being met, the TA application cannot be funded. “We want Sailors to work closely with a Navy College or VEC counselor to ensure their accounts are accurate and that their education/degree plans meet TA eligibility. Our counselors are here to help Sailors navigate through the process and attain their education goals,” he said.

more than 1,000 carrier-arrested landings. White will assume all responsibilities for the Naval Education and Training Command, which is the Navy’s premier learning organization whose mission is to educate and train those who serve, providing the tools and opportunities which ensure fleet readiness and mission accomplishment, enhance professional growth and development, and enable life-long learning. As part of the changeof-command ceremony, Quinn will also retire from the Navy. He and his family plan to remain in the Pensacola area. The NETC enterprise is comprised of more than 230 activities and commands and provides training for an average of 31,000 personnel on any given day. The NETC staff consists of more than 12,000 military and civilian personnel around the world with a budget of $1.6 billion. For more information about the Naval Education and Training Command, visit https:// www. netc. navy.mil/.

Nalley, grandson of Richardson, and Andrew Bridgham, greatgreat grandson of Richardson, lifted the white cloth from the brass plaque with their grandfather’s face and name engraved. The building’s dedication starts off a yearlong series of events celebrating the centennial of NAS Pensacola.

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What I learned about life from watching the soaps By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

Cue organ music. Distinguished male voice over: “In our last episode, publishing mogul Preston Thornton III was still in a coma as a result of the mysterious chandelier accident at his Bay City Mansion. His evil twin sister Iris hatched a deal with Metropolitan Hospital’s Dr. Lucas Moore to keep Preston unconscious until they had time to fraudulently embezzle his fortune. Meanwhile, Preston’s wife, Felicity, the genuine heir, fell in love with Dr. Moore while spending long hours in the hospital at her father’s bedside. In a dramatic cliffhanger, Dr. Moore, Iris and Felicity found themselves in Preston’s hospital room, just as he opened his eyes and said to Felicity, ‘Who are you?’ Does Preston have amnesia? Will Dr. Moore continue to plot with Iris, or will he follow his heart and pursue Felicity? Will Preston cut his cheating wife out of his will? Who will get the riches? And who will find love? And now, another episode of ... ”

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About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. Yep, I’ll admit it. There was a period in my life when I watched the soaps. Off and on between 1995 and 2000, I spent a lot of time sitting on the couch watching TV in the middle of the day. No, I

was not eating bonbons. I was a Navy wife at home nursing our three babies, and what could be a more fitting way to pass the time than watching a bit of “boob tube?” I found it totally ludicrous, but surprisingly entertaining, that every soap opera character had been in a coma, was kidnapped, had amnesia, was switched with another baby at birth, came back from the dead, time traveled, and was cloned. I never took any of it seriously, although I am embarrassed to admit that I might have shed a tear or two when Bo married Fancy Face back in 1996. I’m still a Navy wife, but now that my children are teens, I don’t have an excuse to sit on the couch in the middle of the day and watch soaps anymore. But as we enter a new year, I realize that those soap operas actually taught me an important life lesson.

No, not to hatch an evil plot to steal the Quartermaine family fortune, or to create an evil clone of Reva Lewis, or to confront devilpossessed Dr. Marlena Evans-Black at Brady’s Pub, or to fake your death while in a voodoo trance. Sure, the dramatic twists, turns and changes can be hokey and unrealistic in the context of “General Hospi-

tal,” but the concept that just about anything is possible can be motivating in real life, especially when trying to make New Year’s resolutions. It is possible for me to exercise five days a week. It is possible for me to save more money. It is possible for me to get organized. It is possible for my husband and I to schedule a date night twice a month. It is possible for our family to get to church every week. Let’s face it, we only have “One Life to Live.” As for me, I will be a “Guiding Light” for “All My Children,” and teach them that, although they may feel “Young and Restless,” they should look for “The Bold and the Beautiful” things in life as they “Search for Tomorrow.” And “As the World Turns,” we should all spend “The Days of Our Lives” striving to be a little better each year. It is possible, because just about anything is possible.

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January 24, 2014


NAS Pensacola headquarters dedicated to first Navy photographer


aval Air Station Pensacola kicked off its centennial celebration with the dedication of the NASP command headquarters, Bldg. 1500, Jan. 17. More than 20 family members of Lt. Walter Leroy Richardson were on hand as speakers NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins, NETC commander Rear Adm. Donald Quinn and U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller brought the building’s history to life and dedicated it for the future.

The NATTC Color Guard parades the colors to begin the Bldg. 1500 dedication ceremony. Photo by MC1 Bruce Cummins

Richardson family members line the front row of seats. “It’s such an honor,” said Walter Leroy Bridgham, great-grandson of Richardson. “ I know my grandfather, his son, was so proud of his father.” Photo by Jennifer Hathaway

NAS Pensacola CO Capt. Keith Hoskins cuts a cake with Richardson grandaughter Judy Simmons. Photo by Mike O’Connor

(Left-right) NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins, U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, NETC CO Rear Adm. Donald Quinn and command chaplain Cmdr. Todd Orren at the start of the ceremony. Photo by Jennifer Hathaway

“His ability to combine his passion for his hobby with his profession changed the way that we gather intelligence,” said U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Former Navy photographers pose for a group photo on the lawn of Bldg. 1500. The group was proud to see the first “PH” honored. Photo by Jennifer Hathaway

In this montage of historical photos contributed by the Richardson family, Walter Leroy Richardson is seen in a variety of early Navy duties.



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Dress uniform changes for female Sailors being tested for fit, comfort and durability From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs


ASHINGTON (NNS) – Secretary of the Navy (SecNav) Ray Mabus recently announced plans to evaluate and redesign elements of the female service dress uniform for both officers and enlisted beginning no later than May 2014. SecNav approved a proposal by Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran to redesign the Service Dress Blue (SDB) uniform worn by female Sailors E-1 to E-6 and to redesign the female combination cover for E-7 and above. “These changes ensure greater uniformity in our service and ceremonial dress, but more importantly, they send a clear signal that we are one in dress, one in standard and one in team. As you look out across a group of Sailors, you ought to see, not female and male Sailors, but Sailors,” Mabus said. “I asked the Chief of Naval Personnel to present me a plan that balanced the importance for uniformity with cost and functionality – and he did just that,” Mabus said. “It’s now over to his team to do the necessary testing and get these uniforms rolled out to the Fleet as soon practical.” The new E-1 to E-6 service dress blue female uniform blends uniformity and tradition. The jumper and dixie cup, tailored for female form and functionality, will match the recently redesigned male jumper – closely resembling the iconic image of the “Lone Sailor.” Following completion of a fit evaluation on the female jumper style uniform and dixie cup, there will be a combined fleet introduction of the new female uniform and the previously approved male redesigned SDB uniform. The female combination cover for E-7 and above will be redesigned to more closely resemble the male version, but will fit a woman’s head in size and proportion. It was clear in the feedback from the recent test that simply issuing a male cover to females did not result in satisfactory fit or appearance. Similarly, lessons

Lt. Heidi Boettger (left) and YNC Brianne Dentson model a prototype for the female combination cover, which has been redesigned to more closely resemble the male version. This prototype includes several modifications from the standard male cover to accommodate a woman’s head size and shoulder proportion and be compatible with standard female hair styles. This version of the cover will undergo further fit evaluations in the spring, and the results of that evaluation will determine if any further modifications are needed. The timeline for fleet introduction will begin following the approval of a final design. Photo by MC1 Elliott Fabrizio

learned from the fit evaluation will be used to inform the design of the female cover. New uniform items will be evaluated for fit, comfort and durability. Fleet introduction will begin following approval of the final design and completion of the manufacturing process. The final timeline and costs of the new items will be determined following the wear test. “We are moving out with our plan to test these new uniform items this spring,” Moran said. “After a thorough testing, elements of these uniforms will begin to be introduced.” Feedback from a May 2013 uniform survey was instrumental in the development of these changes. More than 1,000 female officers and enlisted participated in the internal study which looked at level of satisfaction when wearing the male combination cover, dixie cup

and the winter jumper style uniform. “Loud and clear we heard their feedback– ‘don’t simply put us in men’s uniforms,’ ” Moran said. “We are taking the needed time to develop and test uniforms that more closely resemble their male shipmates, but are designed to fit female Sailors.” Uniform officials say that further changes to female uniforms are likely, as the uniform board reviews and deliberates additional ways to improve uniformity and functionality. For more information on uniforms and uniform policy, visit the Navy Uniform Matters website at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/uniforms/pages/default2.aspx. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.



January 24, 2014


MA1 Ward is NASWF 2013 Sailor of the Year By Ens. Lindsey Stevenson and Ens. Emily Hegarty NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office


aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently announced its 2013 Sailor of the Year (SoY), Junior Sailor of the Year (JSoY), and Blue Jacket of the Year (BJoY). The candidate pool for each award was comprised of leadership-nominated representatives of the air station’s air traffic control, crash and security divisions. MA1 Colt Ward earned Sailor of the Year honors for his outstanding efforts throughout the year. His performance in professional and collateral capacities was singular among his peers. Ward serves the Security Department as physical security officer, managing the installation’s antiterrorism and Force Protection (AT/FP) program and directing the command’s physical security plan. He continually trains five junior military, 15 auxiliary security force (ASF) members, 23 DoD patrol officers, 25 DoD guards and more than 30 Reserve personnel on all aspects of law enforcement, investigative, physical security and watch standing procedures. “Petty Officer Ward is without a doubt a true motivator, leader and mentor. He makes time for the department’s junior and senior sailors alike by consistent mentorship and ‘lead by example’ mentality,” security officer Lt. j.g. Stephen Pakola stated. His leadership resulted in four junior personnel obtaining their patrolman qualification and three others earning their watch commander qualification. As the department command fitness leader (CFL), all security personnel met Physical Readiness Test standards, resulting in a 100 percent pass rate for cycle 1-2013. The AT/FP and physical security plan programs Ward man-

ages encompass more than 3,800 personnel, 13 outlying airfields and more than 1,000 visitors each day. Yet his superior work ethic resulted in zero discrepancies during NAS Whiting Field’s annual vulnerability assessment. Ward has supplemented his field experience with a vast range of academic study in related disciplines. He has completed Navy correspondence courses in Homeland Security, incident management, physical security, Department of Defense vulnerability. In private study, Ward has completed college courses in American history and human anatomy and physiology. Ward’s community engagement on and off base is extensive. A member of the command color guard, Diversity Committee and Navy Ball Committee, he found time to coach City of Milton football, participate in the First Baptist Church Worship Quest, and walk in both the Pensacola Arthritis Walk and Multiple Sclerosis Walk. “I felt extremely honored just to be nominated for Sailor of the Year with such a distinguished group of deserving candidates, but when I was told I actually won, I was truly humbled by the recognition,” Ward said. “I owe so much to my fellow shipmates for their support and definitely to my chain of command for trusting me with greater responsibili-

ties.” AB2 Michael Condlin was chosen as the Junior Sailor of the Year, and was lauded as an expert in aircraft firefighting and a multi-talented deck plate leader. As Naval Outlying Field (NOLF) Barin’s Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Chief he trained junior Sailors and provided crash, fire, and rescue support of Training Air Wings (TraWing) Five and Six. As assistant basic life support (BLS) instructor, Condlin maintained divisional and command BLS readiness, which resulted in mission essential qualifications of more than 80 service members at NASWF and enhanced first aid response at all active out-lying fields. Condlin was instrumental in preparing for the Naval Safety Center inspection at Area 1 by correcting hazardous material discrepancies, which resulted in the grade of 100 percent readiness for NASWF crash. “Condlin is a proven professional who excels at the highest level, (and) readily accepts increased responsibility without hesitation,” his LCPO noted. As an aircraft rescue fire fighting (ARFF) chief, he is directly responsible for the training and qualifying of six personnel in all aspects of fire fighting, a position normally held by a first class petty officer, and is also responsi-

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ble for certification of 36 ARFF personnel. Lt. Kenyatto Mayes, the Crash Division officer, stated that Condlin “has become one of my most productive and versatile second class petty officers at this command. He has proven to be a top quality leader, worker, and Sailor who already performs above his level of responsibility and authority.” AC3 Naysha Sotogonzalez was selected as Blue Jacket Sailor of the Year. Sotogonzalez distinguished herself as one of only three third class petty officers to qualify as facility watch supervisor at North Whiting Tower. “Her devotion to the mission and distinguished work ethic,” wrote her LCPO, “far exceeds members of her peer group. (She) is the personification of Navy’s core values.” Sotogonzalez supervised a watch team of 12 personnel in contributing to TraWing 5’s ability to execute 68,000 mishap-free flight operations. As assistant training petty officer and on the

job training instructor (OJTI), Sotogonzalez maintained 12 NATOPS training jackets, yielded 35 qualifications, eight supervisor designations and zero discrepancies during most recent NATOPS evaluation. Furthermore, her flawless execution of training plans as the OJTI yielded more than 2000 effective training hours and 35 professional qualifications in her division. Additionally, as the assistant charts and publications petty officer, she maintained the accuracy of four aeronautical libraries totaling 250 publications and 500 charts. Apart from her busy work schedule, Sotogonzalez was generous with her after-hours time and donated more than 100 offduty hours to various command organizations including the Junior Enlisted Association, the Diversity Committee and the Navy Ball Committee. Sotogonzalez also serves as a member of the NASWF color guard, and as secretary for the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD).

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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.o.johnson@navy.mil, 452-5109; or Rachel Phillips, rachel.j.phillips@navy.mil, 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. Registration for the half-marathon is $65 by March 16, $75 by March 24 and $80 on race day. Registration for the 5K is $32 by March 16, $37 by March 24 and $45 on race day. Proceeds from the races will support the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the 2014 Pensacola Area Navy Ball. To register or volunteer, go to www.runrocknfly.com. For more information, e-mail runrocknfly@gmail.com or call Cmdr. Mike Kohler, the race director, at 505-6020.

Combat veteran to speak today

Former U.S. Army Ranger Jeff Struecker is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m. today, 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 (PSC) Lyceum Series will present a SWERVE/dance company performance at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, 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/.

Course focuses on handgun basics

Florida Handguns Training has scheduled a handgun skills, safety and concealed carry course for today, 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.

Free tai chi classes offered for veterans

The Department of Veterans Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will begin a free, 12-week series of Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance classes for veterans beginning Jan. 28. The classes will be from 10 a.m. to11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bayview Resource Center at 2000 East Lloyd St. Participants will learn eight modified forms of tai chi to help improve balance while also benefiting from stress reduction. No registration is required. For more information, veterans should call Laura Pistey at 912-2212.

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.

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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., tomorrow, 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,

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 Atrium 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 symposiuminpensacola@gmail.com. For more information, go to http://pensacola. usnachapters.com/admissions2.htm.

music, food and other cultural displays. A silent auction door prize drawings are also planned. Tickets 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 info@jasnwfl.org or go to www.jasnwfl.org.

ested. Meetings are the second Thursday of every other month. For more information, call Joe Brewer at 453-9291 or go to www.dfcsociety.net.

Performances of ‘Oleanna’ scheduled

Pensacola Little Theatre is presenting the David Mamet drama, “Oleanna” as part of the PLT Studio 400 Series. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 24, and tomorrow, Jan. 25, in the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom Theatre at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St. Tickets are $17 for café seating and $10 for general admission. For tickets, call 432-2042 or go to www.pensacola littletheatre.com. For information, call 434-0257.

Chorus has sweetheart Valentine deal

Barbershop quartets from the Fiesta Barbershop Chorus will fan out across the Gulf Coast to deliver singing Valentines. For $50, a quartet will deliver two songs, sung in barbershop harmony, a card with your personal message and a rose. Valentines can be delivered Feb. 14 or arrangements can be made for delivery on Feb. 13, Feb. 15 or Feb. 16. For more information or to make reservations, call 520-6222. You can also go to www.barbershop.org and click singing Valentines.

Mardi Gras boat parade part of fun

A boat parade, fireworks and live music are just a few of the highlights for the Perdido Key Mardi Gras Festival and Cajun Cook-off from noon to 8 p.m. March 1. Expect plenty of good food, too, with cook-offs among restaurants and backyard chefs. The event will be held at Hub Stacy’s at the Point, Galvez Landing. The boat parade starts at Hub’s at noon and travels to the Oyster Bar and Sunset Grille and the Flora-Bama Yacht Club before returning to Hub’s. Boaters will throw beads and moon pies to viewers on the shore. With total prize money of $500 for the best-decorated vessels, boaters will be motivated to look their Mardi Gras best. Live Cajun music will play most of the day, leading up to the fireworks by Pyrotecnico. For more information, go to www.visit perdido.com or call 492-4660.

Perdido Key festival to be April 4-5

“Remember When ... Back In The Good Ol’ Dayz!” is scheduled for Feb. 13-16 at Pensacola Little Theatre. The comedy is being presented by PCARA Productions. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at Lifeway Christian Music Store, 1654 Airport Blvd., No. 500; the Pensacola Little Theatre box office; or online at www.pcaraonline.com. For more information and group discounts, call Leroy Williams at 293-5345.

“A taste of Perdido” April 4-5 will be offered during the Perdido Key Wine and Art Festival. The event, complete with arts and crafts vendors and live music, will be held inside and outside the new Visitor Information Center, 15500 Perdido Key Drive. A VIP event, with music and other entertainment, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 4; cost is $25 each or $45 per couple. More food and live music is on the scheduled from noon until 8 p.m.; for $15 you will receive a souvenir glass and tickets to taste five wines. For more information, go to www.visit perdido.com or call 492-4660.

DFC Society plans to meet Feb. 13

Autism groups plans March 29 walk

Tickets on sale for PCARA comedy

Members of the Pensacola chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society will meet at Franco’s restaurant, 523 East Gregory St., at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13. The military award of the DFC is made to aviators and crew members of all services and civilians for heroism and achievement during aerial flight. Meetings are open to members, active duty and retired, spouses, significant others and those inter-

Autism Pensacola will present a fundraising walk, Steps for Autism 2014, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 at the Pensacola State College main campus track. Team meetings are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and March 13 at Seville Quarter. To register and create a team, visit www.autismpensacola.org/steps.html, and click on the link to register. For more information, call 434-7171.

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January 24, 2014

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‘Dead of winter’ cold snap survival tips


f you appreciated the recent “polar vortex” cold snap, you might agree it’s shaping up to be a cold winter – and there’s a lot of cold weather season left to go. Weather forecasters say the four coldest weeks of the year are historically from Jan. 10-Feb. 10, the dreaded “dead of winter.” Here’s some advice to help keep you safe and warm.

Sprinklers can turn sidewalks into skating rinks during subfreezing mornings; exercise care when walking though these “winter wonderlands.” File photo by Mike O’Connor

ECUA issues suggestions to prevent water lines from freezing Inconvenience and expense are synonymous with frozen water pipes From Emerald Coast Utilities Authority

Every winter, many homeowners and business owners face the inconvenience and expense that come with frozen water pipes. With possibly freezing temperatures for the next few weeks, it’s a good time to review ways to protect household pipes from freezing temperatures. Following are a few simple measures ECUA customers can take to

ready their home’s plumbing for this winter’s expected freezing temperatures. External, exposed pipes are naturally the most vulnerable to freezing. Homeowners may: Insulate pipes or faucets in unheated areas: Pipes located in unheated areas of your house, such as a garage or crawl space under the house or in the attic, are subject to freezing. If you have time to do this before

Prevent household heating fires (NewsUSA) – Don’t let the quest to keep warm this winter turn into a fire-safety hazard. With wintery weather and chilly temperatures come increased risks within the home. • Avoid clutter around space heaters. What may at times may seem like a harmless heating device, space heaters can quickly become a mountain of potential risk as home clutter accumulates around and on top of them. Take time to make sure all clutter is clear of any heaters in the house. Keep heaters at least three feet away from paper, bedding, furniture and other potentially flammable household items. • Use heating equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory. If you don’t recognize the testing laboratory, have a qualified technician check to see that the unit has been properly installed.

freezing temperatures arrive, wrap these pipes with insulation materials made especially for this purpose. These materials can be found in most hardware stores or home improvement centers. Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses: Detach all hoses from faucets and allow them to drain. This action guards against the water in the hose or pipe from freezing and bursting

• Look for new safer heater models. Supplemental zone heaters are ideal for homes that put safety first. Sunheat heaters have been tested and proven unable to start a fire while effectively using infrared heat to warm 800 to 1,000 square feet. They produce no harmful emissions and are safe around children and pets. • Install gas-fueled heating devices with proper attention to ventilation. If unvented gas space heaters are used in bedrooms or bathrooms, make sure they are small and well-mounted. National Fire Prevention Association codes prohibit use of liquefied petroleum gas heaters with self-contained fuel supplies. • Inspect solid-fueled heating sources. Have all wood and coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, chimney connectors and all other solid-fueled heating equipment

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the faucet or pipe to which it is connected. Run a trickle of water: When forecasts call for sustained and / or severe freezing temperatures, run a thin trickle of water from the faucet furthest from the water line coming to your house. Usually this is in a room at the back of the house or outside, in the yard. Allowing the water to circulate through your home’s plumbing helps to


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keep it from freezing. Some consider this a waste of water but the cost of the water used is extremely slight compared to repairing broken pipes and the resulting water damage. Remember the backflow preventer: Residents and business owners who have backflow preventers on their properties for water lines, fire lines, irrigation systems, and swimming pools need to protect their backflow preventers from freeze as

well. Extended freezes can burst the body of the backflow assembly, rendering it useless. Wrap these pipes with insulation materials, made especially for this purpose. These materials can be found in most hardware stores or home improvement centers. If the device and the water line are not in use at this time (i.e., irrigation system or swimming pool lines), shut off the water supply line and drain the backflow device.

inspected annually by a technician. Have them cleaned as often as a technician proposes. • Test safety-alert devices. Test smoke detectors monthly and install and maintain a carbon monoxide alarm in a central location outside each sleeping area.

Keep your pets warm (NAPS) – The cold-weather months aren’t just hard on humans. Pets can also be affected by the chilly temperatures. • When fitting dogs with boots and sweaters, make sure to practice inside your home first. If your pets aren’t comfortable walking around the house in their gear, they will not be comfortable in the outdoors. • Keep antifreeze out of reach of pets. It is extremely toxic.

Jokes & Groaners How cold was it? It was so cold, ... ... you had to open the fridge to heat the house. ... I saw a squirrel burying Sterno. ... when I put on my coat to take out the garbage, it didn’t want to go. ... the snowman begs you to take him inside at night. ... your granpa’s false teeth chatter, and they are still in the glass. ... that when my wife made a pot of coffee, she set it outside to cool and it froze so fast that the ice was warm. ... the rock rattling around in your shoe is one of your toes.

Cold is a relative term: 60 degrees: Miami residents turn on the heat. 40 degrees: Vermont residents go to outdoor concerts. 30 degrees: Californians weep pitiably. Minnesotans eat ice cream. Canadians go swimming. 20 degrees: Politicians begin to talk about the homeless. 10 degrees: Miami residents plan vacation further south. 0 degrees: Alaskans put on T-shirts. -10 degrees: You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo. -20 degrees: Alaskans close the bathroom window.




January 24, 2014

NASP command’s Sailors of the Quarter announced


AS Pensacola has released the Sailors of the Quarter for fourth quarter, 2013. Senior Sailor of the Quarter (SSoQ) is NC1(SW/EXW) Paul Winoski, Sailor of the Quarter (SoQ) is AC2 Jeremy Smith, Junior Sailor of the Quarter (JSoQ) is IT3 Raytasha Theard and Bluejacket of the Quarter is ACAA Matthew Ballard. NC1(SW/EXW) Paul Winoski: For professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties as command career counselor office, Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP), from July to September 2013. His dedication, support and keen attention to detail were essential to the mission success of NAS Pensacola. He trained and developed 10 departmental career counselors in all aspects of submitting, recording and tracking correspondence for their departments. Additioinally, he led the facilitation of the areawide career development training held quarterly for all Pensacola area divisonal and departmental career counselors. He personally monitored and submitted more than 35 perform to serve/REGA applications in the perform to

serve fleet ride program with a 100 percent submission success. His efforts earned the command an overall 100 percent grade in the annual career development program review form the region. These accomplishments led to his selections as Senior Sailor of the Quarter for the fourth quarter, fiscal year 2013. Winoski’s exceptional professional ability, personal initiative, and unswerving devotion to duty reflected credit upon him and were in keeping with the united states naval service. AC2 Jeremy Smith: Professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as a facility watch supervisor, air traffic control division, air operations department, NASP, from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2013. Smith’s deckplate leadership and sustained superior

NC1(SW/EXW) Paul Winoski

performance noticeably set himself apart from peers. He displayed superb managerial skills as a facility watch supervisor. His dedication to mission accomplishment and war fighter readiness directly contributed to 19,489 mishap- free flight operations and the qualification of more than 50 pilots from multiple branches of service to include foreign military exchange pilots. His dedication to teamwork and commendable accomplishment led to his selection as Sailor of the Quarter, fourth quarter, fiscal year 2013. Smith’s personal ingenuity and steadfast devotion to duty exudes Navy core values and reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States naval service. IT3 Raytasha Theard: For professional achievement in the superior performance of her duties as information system technician, IT Division, NASP,

AC2 Jeremy Smith

IT3 Raytasha Theard

from July to September, 2013. Theard was responsible for drafting and releasing message traffic, uploading station marquee requests and maintaining the command’s website. She also provided support in the urinalysis division as a qualified observer. She is a proven professional. These accomplishments led to her selection as Junior Sailor of the Quarter for the fourth quarter, fiscal year 2013. Theard’s exceptional pro-

fessional ability, personal initiative, and unswerving devotion to duty reflected credit upon her and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States naval service. ACAA Matthew Ballard: Professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as a flight data operator, air traffic control division, Air Operations Department, NASP, from July 1, 2013. to Sept. 30, 2013. Ballard’s superior performance, unrelenting perseverance and commitment to excellence set himself apart from peers and subordinates. He directly contributed to the safe and expeditious handling of 19,489 mishap-free flight operations and three airborne emergencies. His hard work and dedication to teamwork led to his selection as NASP Bluejacket of the Quarter for the fourth quarter, fiscal year 2013.

ACAA Matthew Ballard

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Applications available for Scholarships for Military Children From Defense Commissary Agency


pplications are now available for the 2014 Fisher House Scholarships for Military Children Program. Applications can be picked up at the NAS Pensacola commissary customer service window. Applications can also be found on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org.

Completed applications must be turned in no later than Feb. 28. Packages must be hand-delivered to the commissary by close of business (7:30 p.m.) Feb. 28 or shipped via U.S.

Postal Service or other delivery methods. Applications will not be accepted via e-mailed or fax. This year’s award amount has risen to $2,000, and the program awards at least one scholarship at each commissary with qualified applicants. An applicant must be a dependent, unmarried child, younger than 21 – or 23, if enrolled as a fulltime student at a college or university – of a service member on active duty, reserve or Guard member, retiree or sur-

vivor of a military member who died while on active duty or survivor of a retiree. Applicants should ensure that they and their sponsor are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database and have a military ID card. The applicant must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university, full time, in the fall of 2014 or be enrolled in

studies designed to transfer to a four-year program. Fisher H o u s e Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps service members and their families, administers the program. Scholarship Managers, a national, nonprofit, scholarship management services organization, manages and awards the scholarships. The Scholarships for Military Children Program is primarily funded through

the generosity of manufacturers and suppliers whose products are sold at military commissaries, worldwide. Every dollar donated goes directly to funding the scholarships. Since inception of the program in 2001, more than $11.3 million in scholarships have been awarded to 7,412 military dependents from more than 71,000 applicants. For more information, students or sponsors should call scholarship managers at (856) 6169311 or e-mail them to militaryscholar@scholarshipmanagers.com.





January 24, 2014

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Tent hangars line the shore at the Pensacola Navy Yard in 1914 after the arrival of the first naval aviators.

Air museum has a full schedule Story, photo from National Naval Aviation Museum

History, films and music will be in the spotlight during a series of upcoming events at the National Naval Aviation Museum. For fans of history, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation has scheduled two free presentations as part of its Discovery Saturday series. Jim Carter, a retired Navy commander, will present “Early Naval Aviators of NAS Pensacola” at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 25. The program will focus on the 100th anniversary of Naval Air Station Pensacola. Award-winning military historian and author Bruce Gamble will present and sign his new book, “Target: Rabaul,” at 10 a.m. Feb. 22. “Target: Rabaul” is the final book in Gamble’s World War II “War in the Pacific” trilogy.

Other upcoming events include: • “Breakfast and a Movie”: A series of classic films on the IMAX giant screen with continental breakfast and coffee served in a take-home stainless travel mug every Tuesday from Jan. 28 through Feb. 25. Movies start at 9 a.m. and doors open at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $8 per person. Featured movies will be “Rocky Mountain Express,” Jan. 28; “To Fly!” Feb. 4; “Storm Chasers,” Feb. 11; “Dolphins, ” Feb. 18; and “Everest,” Feb. 25. • The Glenn Miller Orchestra in concert: Big band music will be in full swing when the Glenn Miller Orchestra performs a live concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The Cubi Bar Café will be open before the concert beginning at 5:15 p.m. and feature a

special menu and cash bar. With its unique jazz sound, the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is a popular and sought after big band for both concert and swing dance engagements. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Tickets are $30 for general public and $25 for Foundation members and groups of 20 or more. Preferred seating is available for $50 (advance sale only). Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the museum, by phone at 453-2389 or online at www.navalaviationmuseum.org /glennmiller. For a list of events, exhibits and attractions at the museum, visit www.NavalAviationMuseum.org or call the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at 453-2389.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Walking with Dinosaurs” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “47 Ronin” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Walking with Dinosaurs” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Grudge Match,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“Walking with Dinosaurs” (3D), PG, noon; “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “47 Ronin” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “American Hustle,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Walking with Dinosaurs” (2D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Saving Mr. Banks,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Grudge Match,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” PG-13, 8 p.m.


“Saving Mr. Banks,” PG-13, noon; “Philomena,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “47 Ronin” (3D), PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “American Hustle,” R, 7 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s: A Madea Christmas,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Walking with Dinosaurs” (2D), PG, 3 p.m.; “Grudge Match,” PG13, 5 p.m.; “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“Walking with Dinosaurs” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “47 Ronin” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2D), PG-13, 6 p.m.


“Tyler Perry’s: A Madea Christmas,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “American Hustle,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Grudge Match,” PG-13, 5:10 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.; “Saving Mr. Banks,” PG13, 5:10 p.m.; “Grudge Match,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Walking with Dinosaurs” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “47 Ronin” (2D), PG-13, 7 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. • Indoor flea market: Noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow, 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 tread water for two-minutes with no hands. Pre-tests scheduled for 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 new year’s programs to help you achieve your fitness goals: Family Fitness New Year Resolution Program: Continues through May 9. Includes nutrition brief, support and weigh-ins. Biggest loser will get gift basket. For 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. Free event open to active-duty, reservists, DoD and contracted personnel of NASP and family members. For more information, call 452-9429. • Youth Center Valentineʼs Dance: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 8 at NASP Youth Center. Children from age kindergarten to 12 can participate in contests and enjoy food and fun. $5 admission fee. For more information, call 452-2417 or 452-2296. • Shotokan karate classes: Beginner classes for ages 10 and older (adults welcome) $22 per month. Classes 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. For more information, call 291-0940.

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.

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Stress management: Stress can damage your physical and mental health. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. Class explores different stress management tips and techniques. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5609. • Infant Massage Class: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, Jan. 24. Join New Parent Support Home Visitors Program 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. • New Parent Support’s Music and Movement Class: 10 a.m. Feb. 14. Toddlers welcome to attend. For more information or to register, call 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 4525609. • Personal Financial Management: 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. • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: There are numerous opportunities for all interest such as taking part in tours, special

events and maintenance and grounds upkeep of the quarters. Point of contact is Diane Torchia by phone at 501-9420 or e-mail at volunteers@pensacolalighthouse.org For more information, go to www.pensacolalighthouse.org. • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce St., is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly citizens. Contact Brenda Turner at 432-1475, ext. 410, or visit RSVPCoordinator@coawfla.org. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours performed by every Sailor at NASP. Report any volunteer hours to receive due recognition and help NASP with Flagship Awards. For 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,

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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