Vol. 82, No. 4
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January 26, 2018
NAS Pensacola to conduct security exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2018 operations but there may be times when the exercise Naval Air Station Pen- causes increased traffic. sacola (NASP), NASP NAS Pensacola complex Corry Station and Saufley personnel and visitors Field will participate in should factor in additional Exercise Solid Curtain- time for getting through Citadel Shield 2018 (SC- gates to conduct business CS18); a force protection on the bases. Vehicle drivexercise that will be con- ers and passengers should ducted by c a r r y e s Commander, proper i rc Fleet e x e U.S. IN - identificaA T Forces tion with R U D L D I E Command them at L I O H L E and Coma l l D ITA mander, times. Navy InstalArea residents lations Commay also see or mand on all continental hear security activities asUnited States naval instal- sociated with the exercise. lations from Jan. 29 Advanced coordination through Feb. 9. has taken place with local This annual exercise law enforcement and first was developed to enhance responders. the training and readiness Solid Curtain-Citadel of Navy security person- Shield is a regularly nel while establishing a scheduled exercise and is (Above) During an active-shooter exercise scenario carried out last learning environment to not being held in response year onboard NAS Pensacola, a “recently fired DoD employee” attacks exercise functional plans to any specific threat. the quarterdeck of Bldg. 3921 (Curry Complex), opening fire in the hall- and operational capabiliFor more information ways and inflicting simulated casualties with an M4 carbine and blank ties. or for media interested in ammunition. An exercise observer closely follows. (Left) NAS PenMeasures have been covering this event, consacola Security Department personnel respond within moments, pur- taken to minimize disrup- tact NAS Pensacola Pubsuing the attacker. The readiness event was part of Exercise Citadel tions within the local com- lic Affairs at --452-4436, Shield 2017, an annual field test. Photos by AC3 Christian Klos-Dunn munity and to normal base 452-4466 or 452-2552. From NASP PAO
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Tax filing season is upon us once again – an opportunity to assess your financial situation, set goals for the year and find ways to save towards those goals. Here are three easy ways to save money this tax season and get a jumpstart on your savings goals in the New Year: 1. Check your withholdings to find more money in your paycheck. Do you receive a large tax refund every year? If yes, check your tax withholdings and ad-
just those withholdings to match the number of dependents in your household to receive more money back in your paycheck throughout the year. Receiving a large tax refund may indicate that you are giving Uncle Sam an interest-free loan on your money, so now is the time to take a second look at your refund strategy. 2. See if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Service members and families should not over-
look the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), “refundable federal income tax credit for low- and moderate-income working individuals, couples and families.” The IRS estimates that about 20 percent of taxpayers who are eligible for the EITC fail to claim it, or are simply unaware that they qualify. It is one See Saves on page 2
CIWT conducts domain IW qualification review By MC2 Taylor Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training
The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) completed a review of its Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist (EIWS) qualification standards Jan. 19. A panel of Sailors representing each of the enlisted ratings in the information warfare (IW) community updated and changed the CIWTspecific personnel qualification standards (PQS) required for the EIWS designation to better align with the CIWT mission. “This updated PQS is much more CIWT-focused than our previous version,” CTT1 Brendon Nobles said. “We’ve replaced a lot of the more operational aspects of IW with knowledge re-
quirements that more closely relate to what we do as training managers.” While the CIWT-specific PQS has shifted focus away from the operational functions of IW, that knowledge is still required in the fleetwide “common core” section of the EIWS qualification PQS. Both are required in order to earn the EIWS designation. Attainment of EIWS designation signifies that an eligible Sailor has achieved a level of excellence and proficiency in IW. Additionally, the EIWS insignia means the Sailor has acquired additional general knowledge to enhance his or her understanding of the role of the IW community as it pertains to warfighting, mission effectiveness and command survivability. Sailors can earn EIWS See CIWT on page 2
Lake Frederic restoration underway ... A Lake Frederic restoration project began Jan. 9 onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). The goal of the evolution is to build the beach back to its original form and prevent future erosion. The task will take 6 to 12 weeks to complete and will result in approximately 500 ft. of protection for the shoreline. Restoration materials include riprap rock, which is effective in preventing further erosion. Photo by Ens. Lewis Aldridge
New Green Beans Coffee opens today... Green Beans Coffee will open its second location onboard NAS Pensacola today, Jan. 26. Celebrate the grand opening with the Green Beans’ team 9 a.m., Bldg. 4141, 123 Fred Bauer St. There will be free food and balloons along with a “meet and greet.” Hours are Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Covered outdoor patio seating available.
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January 26, 2018
NAS Pensacola welcomes new XO, Cmdr. Michael Harbison By Ens. Lewis Aldridge NASP Public Affairs Office
Cmdr.MichaelHarbisonassumedthedutiesofNavalAir StationPensacola(NASP)executiveofficerrecently.Harbisontookoverthepositionfrom Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez, whoseretirementceremonywas heldNov.21. Harbisonisnostrangertothe Pensacolaarea.Priortobeing selectedforbaseexecutiveofficer,heservedinthesamecapacity at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) from 2014 to 2017. He has servedintheNavyfor31years, beginninginAugust1986when heenlistedintheNavy. Whilehewouldlaterhavea successful aviation career, his initialnavalassignmentsdealt with the nuclear Navy. Upon completionofbasictraining,he wasselectedtoattendNuclear Field Electricians Mate “A” School and Nuclear Power SchoolinOrlando,Fla.in1987. HefollowedthisupwithNaval Nuclear PrototypeTraining at Ballston Spa, N.Y., in 1988, where he was chosen to con-
Cmdr. Michael Harbison
tinueasaninstructortherefrom 1988to1990. Afterastintasaninstructor, Harbison reported to the submarine USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN633G),whereheserved untiltheship’sdecommissioningin1994.HereturnedtoBallstonSpa,N.Y.forasecondtour asaninstructor,wherehewas selectedtocommissionasanofficer as part of the inaugural classfortheSeamantoAdmiral Program. Harbison officially became
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anofficerin1995andreported toPensacolaforflightschoolto pursuetheNavalFlightOfficer (NFO)trainingpipeline.Hewas chosentoflyintheP-3COrion andreportedtoPatrolSquadron Thirty, at NAS Jacksonville, Fla.shortlythereafter. He served from 1997 until 2001withthe“Pelicans”ofPatrolSquadronFortyFive(VP45)forhisfirstfleettour,where hebecamequalifiedasaTactical Coordinator (TACCO) for theP-3COrion.Inaddition,he receivedqualificationsasanInstructorTACCO,MissionCommander and was the Ground TrainingOfficer,forNFONaval AirTrainingandOperatingProcedures Standardization (NATOPS) Officer and NFO TrainingOfficer.Harbisoncompleted two deployments to Sigonella,SicilyaswellasIceland,PuertoRicoandPanama. After successful deployments,Harbisonwaschosento take charge of ROTC Unit, JacksonvilleUniversitylocated inJacksonville,Fla.from2001 to2003.Afterthistour,hereportedtotheUSSHarryS.Truman(CVN75)astheCatapult
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Commitment to fitness ... Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) staff participate in command physical fitness session Jan. 23 inside the Wenzel Fitness Center onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station. CIWT staff takes physical fitness seriously and regularly trains together to maintain readiness. Photo by Glenn Sircy
“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) onboard 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). Trent Hathaway was last week’s winner.
Vol. 82, No. 4
January 26, 2018
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.
andArrestingGearOfficer,V-1 Division Officer and Air DepartmentAdministrativeOfficer whilealsocompletingsurgeoperations to the Mediterranean andadeploymenttotheArabian Gulf. Returningstateside,Harbison reportedfordutyasaFleetReplacementSquadron(FRS)Instructor at Patrol Squadron Thirty(VP-30)whereheheld thepositionsofStudentControl OfficerandAssistantTraining Officer.Hethenreturnedtoone of his first squadrons VP-45, where from 2007 to 2009 he completedhisdepartmenthead tourservingasWarfareDevelopment Officer, Detachment Officer in Charge and Task GroupOperationsOfficer,deployingtoCentralAmericaand asurgeoperationtoSigonella, Sicily. Harbison reported to Commander,TaskForceFiveSeven inManama,BahraininMarch 2009totakeoverasOperations Officer,overseeingthemaritime patrol operations of 13 task groupsfromeightdifferentnations supporting U.S. Naval ForcesCentralCommand(US-
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,
NAVCENT)inOperationsIraqi andEnduringFreedom. Following his tour to Bahrain,Harbisonreportedto Commander,PatrolandReconnaissance Wing Eleven as TrainingOfficerandOperations Officer, providing the operationaloversightofsevenP-3C Orion squadrons and initial transition of Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA)communitytotheP8APoseidon. FromJuly2013toJuly2014 heservedasAssistantChiefof StaffforCoalitionCollaborationforCommander,USNAVCENTinBahrain,whereheled thechargeforamulti-national maritimeplanningelement. NASPensacola,situatedin Escambia County, employs morethan16,000militaryand 7,400civilianpersonnel.This includes major tenant commands;NavalAviationSchools Command,NavalAirTechnical TrainingCenter,MarineAviationTrainingSupportGroup21 and 23, the BlueAngels, and theheadquartersforNavalEducation and Training Command.
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qualification only through a formal qualificationprogram. “Every day, our staff works extremelyharddevelopingandupdatingourcurriculumtoensureitisthe most current and relevant training availableinordertoenhancefleetIW readiness,”CMCMichaelBatessaid. “Thatcommitmenttotrainingexcellence is reflected not only in our schoolhouses, but at the Learning Centerlevelaswell.OurSailorshave doneafantasticjobinrebuildingthis PQStopromoteamoresubstantial understanding of how our mission impactstheIWcommunity.” ThePQSiscurrentlyundergoinga reviewprocessandwillbeavailableon CIWT’s My Navy Portal page at https:// www. mnp. navy. mil/group/ information- warfare- training/home. FormorenewsfromCenterforInformationWarfareTrainingenterprise, visitwww. navy. mil/ local/ cid/, www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ ciwt/, www. facebook. com/ NavyCIWT or www. twitter. com/ Navy CIWT.
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Even in winter, ladies must lunch By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist My boots were there, sitting next to the front door, a gritty residue of evaporated slush encircling the soles. I would have loved to climb back into bed that morning with Moby our dog rather than face my salt-encrusted minivan and an excruciatingly boring to-do list. But I had to get out into the world. I pulled on the unflattering Michelin Man down coat I swore I would never buy until we moved to “Rhode-Iceland,” slipped into my waterstained boots and opened the door to the cold January morning. It may be different for the lucky military families stationed close to the equator. But for the rest of us, winter – with its grey dormancy and dreary disposition – has a way of making us retreat into our dens like hibernating bears. As soon as the sun abandons us for southern latitudes, humans tend to retract, curl up, nestle themselves away until spring’s resuscitation. On its face, this seems
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like a damned good idea. It is cold outside, so why not fire up the CrockPot, put on lounge pants and binge watch “Ozark” all day? The problem is that humans are not meant to be alone like bears. According to a 2015 study in the journal “Perspectives on Psychological Science,” social isolation and perceived loneliness are potentially damaging to one’s health, with well-established risks of higher rates of cancer, infection, heart disease, arthritis, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, Alzheimers disease and dementia. Worse yet, loneliness and isolation can also cause early death. The study by researchers at Brigham Young University found that the subjective feeling of loneliness increases one’s risk of death by 26 percent. Social isolation increases mortality by 29 percent and living alone shows a 32 percent increase. Loneliness is subjective, however. In a 2012 study, three researchers at the University of California at San Francisco found that most subjects who felt lonely were
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeatandpotatoesoflife.com. married, lived with others and were not clinically depressed. While the quantity of relationships is a factor in loneliness, the quality of relationships is relevant, too. But regardless of whether one is actually alone or just feels lonely, connecting emotion-
ally with other human beings is essential for good health. Military spouses may find that isolation is a natural response to frequent moves and a lack of community belonging, but the health risks are too serious to ignore. The same way it is important to drink enough water, eat veggies, exercise and get your teeth cleaned every six months – it is important to get out and be with people. During the work-ups leading to my husband’s yearlong deployment to Djibouti, a friend contacted me about forming a weekly “Lunch Bunch” with two other wives. I was a bit of a loner, but something told me that I needed this, so I agreed. We met each week at different restaurants, using the alphabet as our guide. The first restaurant name started with an A, the second started with a B and so on. Initially, our lunches were typical housewife affairs with gossip and discussion about the latest hot dip recipes. But soon, our rendezvous took on a rebellious quality, à la “Thelma and Louise.” We whispered like middle
schoolers, heckled waiters, talked over each other and, on many occasions, laughed until we cried about the absurd realities of marriage, sex, parenting, minivans, in-laws and the latest Anna Nichole Smith drama. We started keeping a journal, chronicling the best and worst dishes, memorable quotes, cute waiters and frequent moments of hilarity. By the time my husband returned from deployment, the Lunch Bunch had almost whizzed through the alphabet twice. We had guzzled more than one hundred Diet Cokes, eaten thousands of french fries and laughed until we lost bladder control on countless occasions. I never wanted it to end, but military orders soon sent us overseas. Despite all those french fires, the weekly lunches with my friends had kept me healthy during the deployment and, apparently, alive. So, even in winter, when everything looks dead as a doornail and the wind cuts like a knife, resist the urge to retreat into your cocoon. Put on your boots, open the door and get out into the world.
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USS Fitzgerald arrives in Pascagoula for collision restoration, modernization From Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate Communications
ASHINGTON (NNS) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived in Pascagoula, Miss., Jan. 19, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf inward bound from Yokosuka, Japan. Fitzgerald is expected to spend several days in the port of Pascagoula as the heavy lift ship will commence the reverse operation of unfastening, lowering and guiding the ship off the platform. The ship will then be taken to its designated pier space at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. Due to the extent and complexity of the restoration, both repair and new construction procedures will be used to accom-
plish the restoration and modernization efforts. Various Hull Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E); Control, The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrives at the port of Pascagoula, Miss., Jan. 19 aboard Command, Communications, Com- the heavy lift transport vessel MV Transshelf. Fitzgerald will begin restoration and modernization work at Huntputers and Intelligence; ington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula. Photo by David L. Stoltz and Combat System equipment, including the Control, Communica- level facility throughout tire restoration and mod- ACX Crystal June 17. electronic warfare suite, tions, Computers, Collab- 2018 and one to two ernization effort is ex- Seven Sailors lost their radar, switchboard, gas oration and Intelligence – quarters of 2019, fol- pected to complete lives and the ship was turbine generator and air upgrades that were origi- lowed by an extensive approximately 24-months damaged on the starboard condition plant, require nally planned for installa- test and trials period to post work commence- side above and below the repair and/or replace- tion during the fiscal year ensure all systems and ment on the ship. waterline. The Navy rement. Fitzgerald will also 2019 availability. Fitzgerald was in- leased a comprehensive spaces are restored to full receive HM&E; Combat Work on the ship is ex- functionality and opera- volved in a collision with review of the incident System; and Command, pected to occur on a land tional capability. The en- the Philippine-flagged Nov. 1.
Naval hospital advocates immunization, awareness during this active flu season Story, photo by Douglas Stutz Naval Hospital Bremerton
Much of the nation has been impacted by a persistent flu season which began last October and continues to affect young and old alike. Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) echoes sound advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center and Kitsap Public Health District that the lingering influenza virus season is peaking with immunization still considered the first line of defense. Capt. Mark Malakooti, NHB Preventive Medicine officer, asserts that everyone should readily get their annual flu vaccination. “The seasonal influenza vaccine remains the primary method of reducing seasonal influenza illness and its complications,” Malakooti said. “It not only helps protect vaccinated individuals, but also helps protect
As much of the nation continues to be impacted by a persistent and severe flu season, it’s a reminder that immunization is still considered the first line of defense against the virus.
entire communities by reducing the spread of the disease.” Compiled statistics also indicate that influenza activity in the Department of the Navy is elevated and increasing as of the first week of 2018. Influenza has the potential to adversely impact Navy force readiness and mission execution. It is Department of Defense (DoD) policy that all active duty and Reserve Com-
ponent personnel be immunized against influenza. “Although no vaccine is 100 percent effective, the flu vaccine remains worthwhile in that it does reduce risk of infection and even if a person becomes infected despite vaccination it may reduce their risk of severe illness and death,” Malakooti said. Dr. Dan Frederick, NHB population health officer, reminds
everyone that influenza is not the common cold. It can be a lifethreatening disease that especially can put specific groups in jeopardy. “While certainly people with respiratory conditions, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are at increased risk, as are those over 65 and young children,” he said. According to the CDC, severe illness during pregnancy can also be dangerous to the developing baby because it increases the chance for significant problems, such as premature labor and delivery. Frederick also attests that there are four ‘c’s’ to consider during this flu season – clean, cover, contain and call. Clean: Wash your hands. As often as possible. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner. Cover: Cover your cough and sneeze. Always. But not with your hands. Use your
shoulder, upper arm or crook of your elbow. Contain: Contain germs by steering clear of others who are sick. If ill, stay home until well to avoid spreading germs. Call: Contact/visit your provider if you or your child has a fever greater than 100 degrees. “Hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways to mitigate the spread of the flu virus. The reason why hand-hygiene is continually stressed not just in a hospital but in everyday routine is that people often become infected with influenza when they touch something with influenza viruses on it and then touch their mouth or nose,” added Malakooti, noting that one of the challenging aspects of flu is that someone who becomes infected can infect others one day before they have symptoms and up to five days after becoming sick. Influenza symptoms include fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, chills, runny or stuffy nose and muscle aches.
GOSPORT January 26, 2018
Sailor strives for innovations in UAV technology
Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Keithley wants to utilize unmanned aerial vehicles to save Sailors’ lives during “man overboards.” The technology is currently under development at the Navy’s innovation laboratory iLab. Graphic from www.navy.mil By MC3 Jason Meyer Defense Media Activity “Man overboard!” The unthinkable can happen in a heartbeat and an underway can go from routine to disaster. It can take hours to find a Sailor who has gone overboard, if he or she is found at all. The cold reality is that many Sailors have been lost at sea and it is often an unnecessary cause of death in this day and age. Man overboards have plagued the Navy since its inception and the method of retrieving Sailors is essentially the same today as it was 100 years ago. New technology may change that however, improving preventative measures and responsiveness.
That technology is the unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly referred to as UAV, which Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Keithley wants to utilize to save Sailors’ lives during man overboards. As a submarine officer, Keithley is aware of the challenges when a Sailor goes overboard. The entire ship is called into action to ensure the missing Sailor is identified and found before too much time has passed. Keithley himself has performed numerous man overboard drills. His idea came to him when he was learning about UAV technology and the many things it can do. “It can be very difficult to find low profile objects from a submarine, especially when you’re using your own
eye balls to cue in and find the guy and drive your ship toward him,” Keithley said. “The idea came out of that. Why don’t we have a UAV that could launch, go find the guy and automatically keep over him and provide visual cueing so the boat can drive toward that UAV?” The technology already existed in bits and pieces, he concluded. It is only a matter of time before it is implemented out in the fleet as an efficient and cost-effective way to not only save lives, but also to make shipboard life easier and more efficient, he explained. “With today’s UAVs, we could also have the ability to drop light payloads for the Sailor, maybe even an autoinflate life jacket,” he said.
The next step was turning his idea into reality. The innovation laboratory (iLab) out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is an unclassified space where engineers prototype commercial technologies and generate ideas for low-cost solutions to fleet training and operational challenges. The team provided the necessary resources for Keithley to begin to develop his concept. He took an active part in testing how a hypothetical man overboard rescue could go if assisted by a UAV, for example. “I actually got in the water in Hawaii here and swam out, and they flew a UAV over me to see what it would look like,” he said. Keithley’s chain of command encouraged him to present his ideas at “The Bridge” event this past spring. The Bridge is Commander, Pacific Fleet’s initiative to create a culture of change, inspiration and creativity that will encourage all Sailors to voice their ideas of how to better the Navy. “We were able to take that (research), film it and package it up for a brief to the Pacific Fleet Bridge and we ended up winning,” said Keithley. This was an opportunity for him to meet other innovators and people committed to moving the Navy forward. “It has been a great learn-
ing experience,” Keithley continued. “It seems like we are discovering new avenues for collaboration or new people we should talk to on a nearly weekly basis. It has also been iterative, in that we have gone down a series of paths that have dead-ended, only to branch out to numerous new opportunities. From idea generation, pitch and briefing to working on actual demos with private industry and the University of Hawaii, it has truly been a uniquely formative experience.” The extensive exploration into this technology has sparked other new ideas as well and researchers have discovered new possibilities for UAVs. Keithley is excited to imagine all of the possibilities that could come out of his idea. Based out of Pearl Harbor, iLab harvests deck-plate level ideas and brings them to reality. Keithley hopes to see his idea introduced to the fleet in the near future, as well as many other projects that will help make the fleet a safer, more efficient force. To learn more about the iLab, read “The iLab: Where Sailors and innovation meet,” article at www. navy.mil/ah_online/ftrStory. asp?issue=3&id=103928. If you have an idea you think will benefit the Navy, you can submit it to iLab at email@example.com.
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NAS Whiting Field participates in Navywide advancement examination Story, photo by Ens. Caroline Ready NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Offices
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) participated in the Navywide advancement examination for all Sailors who are eligible to advance to the paygrade of E-7, Jan. 18. Those interested in the limited duty officer program were also required to take the test. The Navy advancement examination consists of 25 professional military knowledge questions and 150 job specific rating technical questions. The three hour long exam is only the first step in the advancement process for E7. The Sailor must score within the top 60 percent and then must compete against their peers at an E-7 selection board. Thirty-seven NASWF Sail-
ors were eligible to take the test this year. The Sailors rates varied from air traffic control to hospital corpsman. NCC(AW/SW) Thurman Winkler, educational services officer, administered the Navy-wide advancement examination. “All first class petty officers who are eligible for chief have to take this exam just to be board eligible,” Winkler said. “From there, the
NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) participated in the Navywide advancement exam Jan. 18. Thirtyseven Sailors from multiple ratings took the three-hour-long test. Photo by Ens. Caroline Ready.
first classes have to submit a packet to be reviewed by the master chiefs in the corresponding rating to actually be selected for chief. This is the
first step toward becoming a chief.” Winkler stressed the importance of this test and how it should not be taken lightly.
Silver screen stars come to life at NAS Whiting Field ... NAS Whiting Field held its annual MWR Character Breakfast
Jan. 20 with more than 25 characters and more than 200 people in attendance. Characters signed autographs, posed for individual photos and ate breakfast with children. Photo by Ens. Nick Spaleny
“They are about to embark on the next phase of their career,” Winkler said. “This test is just the first step in achieving these goals. For those who passed the test and become board eligible and subsequently selected to become a chief, they will be in a unique position to serve both as mentors and leaders for junior officers and junior enlisted alike.” The test results will be released in March. For more information about the Navy Advancement Center and NEAS, visit www.facebook.com/Navy-Advancement-Center-213190711299/. Additional information on the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found via www.netc.navy.mil/netc/ netpdc/Default.htm.
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January 26, 2018
Military Notices PACPOA scholarship deadline
The Pensacola Area Chief Petty Officer Association (PACPOA) plans to award its second annual National Flight Academy scholarship for the 2018 season. The scholarship is open to seventh grade to 12th grade family members of all ranks of the military (active duty, retired and veterans) and first responders from any for the NAS Pensacola tenant commands as well as Naval Hospital Pensacola. NFA information and schedule can be found at www.nationalflightacademy.com. Request for an application and completed application can be sent to email@example.com. Application deadline is Feb. 28. The PACPOA will not cover any travel cost for applicants who do not live in the Pensacola area, but they are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed by board members and the winner will be announced March 5. Applications will be reviewed by board members and the winner will be announced Feb 4. For more information, e-mail AEC Jarred Scolari at jarred. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language test appointments available
Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, contact CIWT_CRRY_ Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy. mil. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers at www. netc. navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.
Special screening at NNAM
The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation invites audiences into the experience of becoming and serving as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps in “We, The Marines,” is now open on the Giant Screen Theater at the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM). Narrated by former marine and Academy Awardwinning actor Gene Hackman, “We, The Marines” honors something more than dedication and service. The film offers an unforgettable glimpse into the first-hand experiences of America’s “first responders” and what it takes to become the men and women who honor and defend the United States. “We, The Marines” is suitable for general audiences and school groups. Its approximate run time is 38 minutes. For more information, visit www. NavalAviationMuseum.org.
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 4525622 or e-mail email@example.com.
Onboard NASP Spring break three-day cruise
The National Flight Academy will host three-day cruise programs during spring break. Registration for the programs are now open for fifth-12th grade students. A variety of three-day cruise programs cover subject matter areas such as aerodynamics, meteorology and physics. The three-day overnight program blends the culture and excitement of aviation and emphasizes workforce skills such as leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and effective communication. three-day cruise programs open for the following dates: • Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties: March 18 to March 20. Registration closes Feb. 21. • Escambia County: March 25 to March 27. Registration closes Feb. 28. The cost for the three-day cruise programs is $399 per student and $350 for groups of 12 or more. For registration information and a complete breakdown of 2018 National Flight Academy programs, please contact the registration coordinator at 308-8948 or
“Read all About It...” Purple Heart recipients sought
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park Commission. Dedicated on November 10, 2006, the Hall’s mission is to collect, preserve and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients. The primary way in which Purple Heart recipients are honored is through enrollment in The Roll of Honor electronic database which is accessible in The Hall’s main gallery and on its website, www.thepurpleheart.com. Purple Heart recipients are encouraged to become members of the Roll of Honor by completing an enroll form and submitting it to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Family members and friends may also enroll Purple Heart recipients, living or deceased, by completing an enrollment form and providing supporting evidence. Enrollment is voluntary and free of cost. Help us honor and preserve the stories of these deserving men and women by enrolling them today in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. To enroll a Purple Heart recipient or for more information, visit www.thepurpleheart.com. visit www.NationalFlightAcademy.com.
FFSC announce new workshops
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 11 a.m. noon, Jan. 29 • Music and Movement: 10 a.m. to noon, today, Jan 26 at Lighthouse Terrace, No. 1 Price Ave. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., today, Jan. 26 For information or to register for any of these classes, call 452-5990.
New delivery option onboard NASP
Izzy’s Pizza Delivery now open on NAS Pensacola. Enjoy Izzy’s tax free pizza, wings and salads delivered straight to your door. Open Monday through Friday 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. To place order or for more information, call 4583271.
Around Town Glenn Miller Orchestra live
Come hear the Glenn Miller Orchestra, one of the greatest bands of all time, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m., as they bring unique jazz and big band sounds to the National Naval Aviation Museum. The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, a fully self-contained 19 member group, is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today. Since 1956, the band has been consistently performing an average of 300 live dates each year worldwide. For more information, visit www.navalaviationmuseum.org/event/glenn-miller-orchestra-2018/.
Annual I Pink I Can Run scheduled
The 5th annual I Pink I Can Run will be held Feb. 24 at Flora-Bama starting with a 9 a.m. gun start. This run offers a great course, awards, food, music, after party and fun. Join in to show extra love for breast cancer survivors. All the proceeds from the event will go to the Keeping Abreast Foundations’ breast health programs and help individuals in the community receive screening and diagnostic imaging services. To register, visit www.active.com/perdido-key-fl/ running/distance-running-races/5th-annual-ipink-i-can-run-2018?int=.
Christian school annual chili cook-off
The Escambia Christian School (ECS) will be hosting their 19th annual cougar chili cook-off today, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This cook-off will feature local cooks from the congregation and friends of ECS. Tickets are $6 for advanced tickets and $7.50 at the door. Children under age 12 will be $4 advanced tickets and $5 at the door. Desserts, crackers and corn bread will be included in ticket price
along with the competing chili.
Childrens Mardi Gras parade
Calling all children, pets and Mardi Gras merry makers to join the Kids and Kritters Parade Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Casino Beach parking lot across from Sidelines. Registration begins at 1 p.m. for the walking procession. There is no entry fee for kids and pets are just $5 each. The parade is open to anyone who would like to participate. The rules are few. You must wear a costume, and bring your own Mardi Gras throws. No candy nor paper coupons. Pets must be on a short, non-retractable leash and under the control of the handler. Everyone must be on their best behavior. There will be prizes for the best costumed pets and the best mini-floats. Mini floats can be made on strollers or wagons. Anything that can be pushed or pulled is allowed. Motorized and pedaled vehicles are not allowed. No skateboards, bicycles or battery-powered vehicles. For additional details, route information and entry forms, go to www.PensacolaBeachMardiGras. com.
Childrens Mardi Gras parade
The 12th Annual Michele Hill Raider Run and Community Family Celebration will be held April 7 at 7:30 a.m. at Navarre Youth Sports Association, in Navarre, Fla. The race is an out and back 10K run and a 5K run or walk. There will be a free kids run after the 10K/5K races. The race registration fee is $15 with discounts for active and retired military, track club members and civil service employees. For other race details, visit the race registration website at www.raceentry.com/races/michele-hillraider-run/2018/register or contact Event Director Joe Hill at 582-2946.
Free Scottish dance classes announced
It is back. Free Scottish dance classes will begin Feb. 11 and will be offered at the Dance Craft Dance Studio, 8618 Pensacola Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Classes will continue every Sunday after Feb. 11. No partner or experience is necessary. For more information, contact Holly Sherman at 607-9200.
Argentine cultural festival inviation
Join the Global Corner International Learning Center at the Opera Center for an evening of music, hors d’oeuvres, and more Feb. 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to benefit the educational passport program in local elementary schools. Learn about the culture of Argentina as you help to bring the fascinating culture of this South American country to life for local students. Tickets are $50 and reservations may be made online at www.theglobalcorner.org or by calling 3326404. The Global Corner is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching students of our local community about other countries, languages and cultures.
Local krewe anniversary celebration
The Avant Garde Mardi Gras Krewe celebrates its 35th anniversary this year with a Masquerade Ball scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Feb. 2 at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress Street. The black tie ball theme is “Let The Good Times Roll” with Dean Kirschner, the chairman. Our reigning Queen Shawn McLaughlin along with King Leon McLaughlin will open the festivities and crown the new King and Queen for the 2018 Season. The Krewe enjoyed Aloha and Christmas Parties during the current membership year and will host a Parade Party Feb. 10 to coordinate with the Downtown Mardi Gras Parade. Membership includes active and retired members of the military and supporters of the military community. Membership dues support the functions throughout the year. Admission is free to members and $30 for guests. Reservation information may be obtained by calling Dean Kirschner before Jan. 30 at 458-7988.
Panhandle tour group for seniors
Panhandle Senior Travelers, a non-profit tour group for Seniors 50 and over, will meet Feb. 20, 1:30 p.m. at Asbury Place, 750 College Blvd. to accept membership applications, pick up travel brochures, pay deposits and pay the balance for trips. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month. During the meeting, members will hear details about future trips and listen to speakers on travel related topics. Annual membership fee is $14. For more information, visit www.pstravelers.org or contact Vivian Krumel Storey at 434-1757.
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GOSPORT Honoring the contributions of African-Americans to our proud naval history
Ens. Jesse LeRoy Brown
John R. Desselle Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division
ebruary is Black History Month, a time to commemorate the history and heritage of African-Americans and their accomplishments in the U.S. Navy. Here are a few notable figures from naval history. BMCM Carl M. Brashear, while on assignment during bomb recovery operations in March 1966, a line used for towing broke loose, causing a pipe to strike Brashear’s left leg below the knee, nearly shearing it off. Brashear developed a terrible infection in that leg and it was eventually amputated. Even after Brashear’s leg was removed, he was determined to follow his dream and con-
BMCM (MDV) Carl M. Brashear
tinue his service in the U.S. Navy. After retiring from the Navy as a master chief diver in 1979, he served as a civilian employee for the government at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., and retired in 1993. Brashear died July 25, 2006. He was the subject of the movie, “Men of Honor.” The Golden Thirteen
were the 13 AfricanAmerican enlisted men who became the first black commissioned and warrant officers in the U.S. Navy. Before June 1, 1942, African-Americans could only join the Navy’s messman or steward ratings, which not only segregated them from the rest of the Navy community, but also prohibited them from becoming commissioned officers. The Golden Thirteen broke the color barrier. Read more in “The Negro in the Navy” from Kelly Miller’s book (published 1919) “History of the World War for Human Rights.” Doris Miller, for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, was the first African-American to be awarded the Navy Cross. He was also featured as the “First U.S. Hero of World War II” in Ebony magazine (December 1969 ed.). Nearly two years after Pearl Harbor, he was killed in action when USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during the Battle of Makin. Ens. Jesse LeRoy Brown, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1926 and lost his life for his country Dec. 4, 1950.
He was the first AfricanAmerican aviator in the U.S. Navy, a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the first AfricanAmerican naval officer killed in the Korean War. He died in the wreckage of his airplane.. Michelle Adm. Howard is not only the first woman to become a four-star admiral and Vice
Adm. Michelle Howard
Chief of Naval Operations, but also the first African-American woman to hold that post. Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown was born April 3, 1927, in Baltimore, Md. He graduated from Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. Brown was the first African-American graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War and served
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in the U.S. Navy from May 2, 1944, until June 30, 1969. He died at age 85, May 22, 2012, in Silver Spring, Md. Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely Jr. served 38 years in the U.S. Navy from 1942 through 1980. He was the first AfricanAmerican to command a Navy ship, the first to command a fleet and the
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first to become an admiral. He received the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. He died at the age of 82, Oct. 22, 2004. African-American Sailors progressed from messmen and stewards to four-star admirals and the office of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations. Amer-
ica is grateful, thankful and proud of the achievements of African-Americans in naval history as well as the Sailors of America’s Navy who today continue to build on the tradition of excellence established by those who went before them. This month is dedicated to them and their legacy of service.
Biography: Dr. Mae C. Jemison First African-American woman in space Born Oct. 17, 1956, in Decatur, Ala., but considers Chicago, Ill., to be her hometown. Recreational interests include traveling, graphic arts, photography, sewing, skiing, collecting African art, languages (Russian, Swahili, Japanese) and weight training. She has an extensive dance and exercise background and is an avid reader. Jemison has a background in both engineering and medical research. She has worked in the areas of computer programming, printed wiring board materials, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, computer magnetic disc production and reproductive biology. Jemison was selected for the astronaut program in June 1987. She was the science mission specialist on STS-47 Spacelab-J (Sept. 12 through 20, 1992). STS-47 was a cooperative mission between the United States and Japan. The eight-day mission was accomplished in 127 orbits of the Earth and included 44 Japanese and U.S. life science and materials processing experiments. In completing her first space flight, Jemison logged 190 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds in space. Jemison left NASA in March 1993.
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NETPDC names graphic illustrator Williams as 2017 Civilian of the Year By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs
he Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) announced recently the selection of Val Williams as the Civilian of the Year (CoY) for 2017. Williams, a former Navy illustrator/draftsman and 30-year civil service veteran, received the award for her outstanding performance as a graphic illustrator for the Navy Advancement Center (NAC). “I would like to say thank you and what a great honor it is was to be nominated, let alone selected for NETPDC Civilian of the Year,” Williams said. “The other nominees are highly talented individuals and contribute greatly to our mission. This recognition is definitely the highlight of my civil service career and one that I will never forget. Although this award was given to me, I want to point out that most projects are team efforts and involve the talent of several other co-workers before and after I design the graphics.” With Williams’ selection as CoY, her career at the Navy Advancement Center has now come full circle. In 1979, she
joined the Navy and eventually was stationed at Saufley as an illustrator draftsman, in the same graphics area where she currently works. “In those days, instead of computers, we used pen and ink on drafting tables to create exam art,” she said. “Whether it is a Facebook banner, a webpage for My Navy Portal or a presentation, I’ll always remember what it was like to be a Sailor and keep the fleet foremost on every project. It’s been very rewarding to have worked for the Navy most of my life and I take great pride in the fact that I can still give back to the fleet with my graphics.” At the award ceremony, NETPDC Commanding Officer Capt. Kertreck Brooks said he is constantly reminded of the immense talent and dedication the civilian professionals at NETPDC bring to the Navy on a daily basis.
NETPDC Commanding Officer, Capt. Kertreck Brooks (left) congratulates Val Wiliams, NETPDC’s Civilian of the Year. NETPDC photo
“Ms. Williams is a direct example of our civilian personnel understanding the team process and going the extra mile to ensure the job gets done,” Brooks said. “Her contributions to the NAC Facebook page were directly responsible for the site surpassing 210,000 likes and maintaining its status as one of the Navy’s most popular and informative social media pages.” Cmdr. Doug Johnson, director of the Navy Advancement Center, said that Williams is a
critical member of his team, and he is not surprised that she was selected as CoY. “Her extraordinary work ensures Sailors around the fleet have every opportunity to advance in an extremely competitive environment,” Johnson said. “Our NAC team members truly believe in what they are doing and understand that their mission is taking care of Sailors. Val’s prior military experience gives her a unique insight into the process.” NETPDC’s mission is to pro-
vide products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development, and personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Voluntary Education Department, the Navy Advancement Center and the Resources Management Department. Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found at https:// www. netc. navy. mil/ netc/ netpdc/ Default.htm.
GOSPORT Fleet and Family Support Center
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • Mov.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One hour of dedicated online walkthrough to set-up your account and make your move seamless. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is scheduled for Feb. 7. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base.
SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation.
Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.
Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life.
• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Feb. 6 to 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days The ASIST workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practiceoriented workshop. Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are based upon adult learning principles and experience powerful videos on suicide intervention. Feel challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid. Where: J. B. McKamey Center Classrooms Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. Who: Military, DoD and NAS Pensacola, Corry Station, Saufley Field and Whiting Field civilian employees. How do you sign a member up? Provide CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford or chapel staff with
NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
the member’s rank, name, contact information, and supervisor’s name. Registration contact: Tony Bradford or Chapel Staff (850) 452-2342 tony.bradford.ctr @navy.mil. • CREDO Southeast Marriage Enrichment Retreat Feb. 16 to 18 in Orange Beach, Ala. Reach new heights in your marriage. Topics Include: Love Languages, Personality Types, Communication Skills, Problem Solving & Goal Setting. To register , e-mail Ray Doss, CREDO Gulfport, Ray.doss.ctr @navy.mil Phone: (228) 8713504. NAS Pensacola CREDO Detachment contact information: Work: 452-2093 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours.
Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities include: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO supports America’s service members by working to keep them connected to family, home and country. For more information, call 455-8280. • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www.USSALABAMA.com. • Meals on Wheels: Mission is to provide one hot nourishing meal per day, both in a congregate setting and to homebound clients. For more information, call 432-1475. Other volunteer opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Navy-Marine Corps relief Society (NMCRS) offers a range of volunteer opportunities for people with a variety of skills and interests. This is a great opportunity to get new skills and build your resume. • Administrative and communications support • Financial instruction for expectant parents • Front desk coverage • Financial assistance • Budget counseling Contact the Pensacola office at 452-2300.
Fresh Start: Quit tobacco now The NAS Pensacola Safety Department, sponsored by Naval Hospital Pensacola, has a tobacco cessation program for NASP and NASP Corry Station called FreshStart. To register, and for more information, call 452-8167.
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The Glenn Miller Orchestra swings into NASP Museum
Tickets are on sale now to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra, scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, in the Blue Angels Atrium at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the most sought after big bands in the world. The current Glenn Miller Orchestra has been touring consistently since its founding in 1956, playing an average of 300 live dates each year, all around the world. Photo from www.navalaviationmuseum.org From Malerie Shelton Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
Big bands are back at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Tickets are on sale now to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra, scheduled to perform at 7 p.m., Feb. 2 in the Blue Angels Atrium at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. Concertgoers will also be able to enjoy dinner at the authentic Cubi Bar CafĂŠ, which will remain open from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. for a special dinner menu and cash bar. The Glenn Miller Orchestra
is one of the most sought after big bands in the world. The 19member orchestra plays many of the original arrangements of legendary Glenn Miller such as â€œTuxedo Junction,â€? â€œIn the Moodâ€? and â€œMoonlight Serenade,â€? as well as modern bigband style selections. The entire repertoire exceeds 1,700 compositions allowing the orchestra to remain popular with music enthusiasts both young and old. The current Glenn Miller Orchestra has been touring consistently since its founding in 1956, playing an average of 300 live dates each year, all around the world.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been led by music director and vocalist Nick Hilscher since January 2012. Hilscher, who began his professional career in the 1990s as a teenager, has been featured on several albums with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, including â€œOn The Airâ€? and â€œSteppinâ€™ Out.â€? Admission tickets are $30 per person and $25 for foundation members. Group rates are also available at $25 per person for 25 people or more. Tickets are available at the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation office or by calling 453-2389 or (800) 327-5002.
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â€œJumanji: Welcome to the â€œFerdinandâ€? (PG) â€œThe Greatest Showmanâ€? Jungleâ€? (PG13) (PG) 2D: Noon 3D: Noon 5 p.m. â€œAll the Money in the 2D: 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. â€œJumanji: Welcome to the Worldâ€? (R) 7 p.m. Jungleâ€? (PG13) â€œJumanji: Welcome to the â€œFerdinandâ€? (PG) Jungleâ€? (PG13) 2D: 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. 2D: 2:30 p.m. â€œThe Greatest Showmanâ€? 2D: 7:30 p.m. (PG) â€œStar Wars: The Last Jediâ€? â€œRoman J. Israelâ€? (PG13) 5:30 p.m. (PG13) â€œStar Wars: The Last Jediâ€? 7:30 p.m. â€œJumanji: Welcome to the 2D: 5 p.m. (PG13) Jungleâ€? (PG13) â€œThe Greatest Showmanâ€? 2D: 6 p.m. 2D: 8 p.m. â€œAll the Money in the (PG) Worldâ€? (R) WEDNESDAY THURSDAY 1 p.m. 8 p.m. â€œFerdinandâ€? (PG) â€œJust Getting Startedâ€? 2D: 5 p.m. â€œThe Greatest Showmanâ€? â€œStar Wars: The Last Jediâ€? (PG13) (PG) 5 p.m. (PG13) â€œThe Greatest Showmanâ€? 1 p.m. 2D: 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (PG) â€œAll the Money in the 7:10 p.m. â€œPitch Perfect 3â€? (PG13) Worldâ€? (R) 8:30 p.m. â€œJumanji: Welcome to the 7 p.m. Regularshows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6Jungleâ€? (PG13) 11, free for 5 and younger 2D: 5:10 p.m.
3Dshows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger NASPPortisdeCinemaisclosedonMonday. Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola.com
â€œPitch Perfect 3â€? (PG13) 7:30 p.m.
Morale,WelfareandRecreation 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. â€˘ One on One Swim Lessons: The Mustin Beach Club pool is offering one-onone swimming lessons six days a week, excluding Wednesday, with a flexible schedule. Price is $15 for every 30 minutes. All ages and skill levels are welcome to sign up. For more information, call 452-9429. â€˘ BushidoSportsJudoClub:Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at NASP Youth Center, â€˘ Seabreeze Jazz 3690 Bldg. Festival: MWR has (452-2417). For tickets to the 20th anchildren ages 5 nual Seabreeze Jazz to 17. For more Festival to be hosted information, call at the Aaron Bessant Sensei Gerome Amphitheater at Park Baldwin at 324Pier Park, Panama 3146, 457-1421 City Beach, April 18 or 457-1421or through 22. Tickets e - m a i l are available through email@example.com. NASP Tickets and Cosmic â€˘ Travel. Three day B o w l i n g : passes are $173 and NASP Corry four day passes are Station Bowling $216. For a full list of Center is hostprices, visit NASP ing a Chocolate Tickets and Travel or Cake Cosmic call 452-6354. Bowling Jan 27 at 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Prices are $10 per person all you can bowl and shoes for two hours. For more information, call 452-6380. â€˘ Discounttickets:Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 to check out the discounts available on vacations and attractions. For more information, call 4526354. â€˘ Goodreading: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 4524362. â€˘ BackpackingOvernightTrips:There will be an overnight backpacking trip March 9 through 11 in the Sipsey Wilderness, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or shine. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. Backpacking 101 Skills Course is a prerequisite for all NAS Pensacola backpacking trips. For more information call 281-5489 or 452-6354.
Libertyactivities 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 www.naspensacola-mwr.com.
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