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Solar panel installation begins on Navy land By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) PAO

Marking a significant milestone in the large-scale solar construction project and partnership between the Navy, Gulf Power, Coronal Energy and Panasonic, the first solar photovoltaic panel was installed Jan. 18 on Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Saufley. The Gulf Coast Solar Center Portfolio project includes solar fields at NOLF Saufley in Pensacola, NOLF Holley in Santa Rosa County and at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County. The groundbreaking for the project began in December 2015 and includes 1.5 million solar panels spanning 830 acres in total at the three locations. The panels will be capable of producing 120 megawatts of electricity, enough to power

approximately 18,000 homes. “This project supports the Secretary of the Navy’s energy goals, which will eventually produce one gigawatt of renewable energy,” said Capt. Christopher Martin, commanding officer of NAS Pensacola. “It’s a great use of excess Navy land for a good purpose.” According to Gulf Power, these first solar panels providing commercial energy in Northwest Florida will help provide dependable power to their customers. “A balanced energy mix or energy portfolio is beneficial to helping us mitigate price fluctuations and risks to our customers,” said Michael Burroughs, vice president of generation for Gulf Power. The Saufley installation will include 600,000 photovoltaic panels covering 370 acres. The solar project is expected to be operational by summer of this year.

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin signs a solar panel Jan. 18 during a ceremony at Navy Outlaying Landing Field (NOLF ) Saufley to celebrate the placement of the first panel at that location for the Gulf Coast Solar Center Portfolio project. The project, which is a partnership between the Navy, Air Force, Gulf Power, Coronal Energy and Panasonic, includes solar fields at NOLF Saufley in Pensacola, NOLF Holley in Santa Rosa County and at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa County. Photo by Janet Thomas

NASP to conduct exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield starting Jan. 30 From NASP PAO

Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Corry Station and Saufley Field will participate in Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2017 (SC-CS17); a force protection exercise that will be conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, Navy Installations Command on all continental United States naval installations from Jan. 30 through Feb. 10.

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hear security activities associated with the exercise. Advanced coordination has taken place with local law enforcement and first responders. Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield is a regularly scheduled exercise and is not being held in response to any specific threat. For more information or for media interested in covering this event, contact NAS Pensacola Public Affairs, 4524436, 452-4466 or 452-2552.

IWTC Corry Station instructors volunteer at CyberThon Story, photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs

Sailors from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station participated in the third annual CyberThon event, Jan. 20-22, at NAS Pensacola. Students representing several

Northwest Florida high schools, as well as Pensacola State College, University of West Florida and IWTC Corry Station, competed in several events to take down simulated cybersecurity threats to an online banking network. Hosted at the National Flight Academy by the Blue Angels Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association,

CTN1 Brandon Janice, a Joint Cyber Analysis Course instructor at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, helps Elizabeth Durazo, a high school student, complete cybersecurity challenges during the third annual CyberThon event at NAS Pensacola. IWTC Corry Station staff members volunteered to act as mentors for participating students.

CyberThon’s goal was to provide students interested in the cybersecurity field with hands-on experience in cyber defense and engagement procedures with instruction from active industry experts. IWTC Corry Station staff members acted as mentors for the event, providing guidance to the student teams as they used security tools and defense tactics to defend the network against cyberattacks. “CyberThon is a great opportunity for us to refresh our skills and interact with the next generation of information professionals,” said CTN1 Brandon Janice. “Cybersecurity and information systems are the future of the military, and it’s important for us to reach out to these kids and share our knowledge.” Elizabeth Durazo, a student at Tate High School, worked with Janice at CyberThon. “It’s great to get the Navy instructors’ perspective on cybersecurity,” said Durazo. “It’s not very often I get to speak with an expert, so having the opportunity to get their insight is really cool.” Students from the Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC) at IWTC See Cyber on page 2

An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant assigned to the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the Navy’s fleet replacement squadron, prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Photo by MC3 Clemente A. Lynch

VFA 101 holds change of command By Lt. Heather L. Maclin Strike Fighter Squadron 101 Public Affairs

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (NNS) – The “Grim Reapers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 held a change of command ceremony Jan. 12 at Eglin Air Force Base. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Nicholas D. Good relieved Capt. James D. Christie as the commanding officer of VFA-101, the first F-35C Lightning II squadron in the Navy. Capt. Markus J. Gudmundsson, commodore, Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, presided over the transfer of leadership. Since Christie assumed command of VFA-101, VFA-101 has more than exceeded all expectations in See VFA-101 on page 2

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U.S. Navy synthetically recreates biomaterial to assist military personnel By Katherine Mapp Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division Office of Congressional and Public Affairs

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (NNS) –A team of U.S. Navy scientists and engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), have successfully recreated a natural material used for marine wildlife defense to assist military personnel. Biochemist Dr. Josh Kogot and Materials Engineer Dr. Ryan Kincer have produced a synthetic component of hagfish slime from the alpha and gamma proteins of the Pacific hagfish. The Pacific hagfish, also known as slime eels, are bottom-dwelling scavengers which live on the ocean floor. The hagfish can secrete slime to protect themselves by obstructing the gills of predators which come into contact with the slime. According to Kincer, hagfish slime consists of two protein-based components – a thread and a mucin. “The coiled up thread behaves like a spring and quickly unravels upon contact with water due to stored energy,” said Kincer. “The mucin binds to water and constrains the flow between the micro channels created by the thread dispersion. The interaction between the thread,

Dr. Ryan Kincer demonstrates the elasticity of the hagfish slime secreted from the Pacific hagfish within the net aboard Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Nov. 29. Photo by Ron Newsome

mucin, and seawater creates a three-dimensional, viscoelastic network. Over time, the thread begins to collapse on itself, causing the slime to slowly dissipate. Studies have shown the hagfish secretion can expand up to 10,000 times its initial volume.” The hagfish slime thread has been compared to spider silk. Both are natural,

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renewable materials which could one day replace synthetic products derived from petroleum-based precursors. Kogot said the slime thread has comparable mechanical properties to Kevlar, a synthetic fiber used as a reinforcing agent for rubber products and protective gear. During synthetic recreation, alpha and gamma proteins were produced in an Escherichia coli bacteria, or E.coli, where each protein was recovered from the bacteria after a series of isolation and purification steps. The alpha and gamma proteins were later combined together and rapidly assembled in a crosslinking solution. A sample of natural and synthetic hagfish threads were compared using a scanning electron microscope to visually confirm the production of the synthetic threads. The intended use of the synthetic slime is to provide non-lethal and non-kinetic defense to the fleet. “The synthetic hagfish slime may be used for ballistics protection, firefighting, anti-fouling, diver protection, or anti-shark spray,” said Kogot. “The possibilities are endless. Our goal is to produce a substance that can act as non-lethal and non-kinetic defense to protect the warfighter.” Kincer said the addition of using a material such as the slime will be valuable to the U.S. Navy.

“Researchers have called the hagfish slime one of the most unique biomaterials known,” said Kincer. “For the U.S. Navy to have its hands on it or a material that acts similar would be beneficial. From a tactical standpoint, it would be interesting to have a material that can change the properties of the water at dilute concentrations in a matter of seconds.” The effort to create new synthetic means to behave like the natural hagfish slime is supported by Navy Innovative Science and Engineering (NISE) funding and the Office of Naval Research Code 32, ocean battlespace sensing department. The team is researching ways to increase the slime’s surface attachment capability, potential delivery systems, and enhanced stability in various environments. From there, Kogot and Kincer will continue to look for innovative applications and explore different variations and properties of the material. They are currently working to increase the slime protein scale and improve protein assembly. For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil/, http://www.facebook.com/usnavy/, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy/. For more news from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/NSWC/.

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Photo by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski

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 (Jan. 27 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month).

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Corry Station had the opportunity to put their developing skills to the test as CyberThon competitors. “It’s a great opportunity for us to practice what we’re learning in class,” said SN Zachary Thorpe, a JCAC student. “CyberThon is a fun and exciting look at the kind of work I could be doing in the future.” During opening ceremonies, Capt. Bill Lintz, commanding officer of Center for Information Warfare Training, told the students that the Navy and civilian cybersecurity communities seeks motivated, forwardthinking individuals. He encouraged them to never lose the desire to learn and improve their skills. “We aren’t looking for the person who knows everything. We’re looking for the person who wants to,” said Lintz. “We provide training, and we put our people on the path to becoming cybersecurity experts, but being labeled an expert doesn’t mean you’re done. There’s always something you don’t know and someone who knows more than you, and we want the kind of people who can recognize that and continue to pursue knowledge in their field.” Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit http://www. navy. mil/ local/ cid/, http:// www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ ciwt/, http://www. facebook.com/ NavyCIWT, or http:// www. twitter. com/ NavyCIWT.

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UWF, Tate High School teams take top honors in CyberThon 2017 From afceapensacola.org

More than 140 local students from dozens of schools across Northwest Florida participated in CyberThon 2017 Jan. 20-22, the third annual cybersecurity challenge event hosted by the AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter (http://www.afceapensacola.org). Following two days of spirited competition, teams from the University of West Florida and Tate High School took first place honors in the college and high school divisions, respectively. After quadrupling in size to 81 students in 2016, CyberThon attendance and impact nearly doubled again in 2017 with 141 total elementary through college students attending. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office led sponsor support for the third consecutive year, with Sheriff David Morgan presenting a check for $25,000 to support the event during the Jan. 20 opening ceremonies. Control of the CyberThon leaderboard changed hands multiple times during the two-day competition, with teams from Pensacola State College, Pine Forest High School, Tate High School, and UWF all taking turns in the top spot. In the end, however, teams from UWF and Tate High School emerged as winners in the college and high school divisions. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/CyberThonPcola; Twitter: @cyberthonpcola, #cyberthon, e-mail: cyberthon@afceapensacola.org and website: http://afceapensacola.org.

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

The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,

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the continued establishment of the Navy’s first F-35C squadron. The Grim Reapers made quantum leaps for the F-35C program, training over 150 F-35C maintenance personnel, and qualifying 26 instructor, operational, and developmental test pilots while achieving end-state fleet replacement squadron production capacity, laying the foundation for successful Initial Operational Test and Evaluation and ensuring F-35C Initial Operational Capability remains on track with Naval Aviation Enterprise guidelines. During his tenure, he led the squadron through a highly successful Commander, Naval Air Forces Aviation Maintenance Inspection, the U.S. Navy’s first F35C Conventional Weapons Technical Proficiency Inspection (CWTPI), and the U.S. Navy's first F-35C Fleet Carrier Qualification. The Grim Reapers received perfect scores in all three phases of CWTPI, achieved a 100 percent boarding rate aboard aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), and earned full, organic Safe-for-Flight certification – all firsts for the F-35C program. Under Christie’s command, the Grim Reapers more than tripled in size, growing to 23 airframes and flying over 4,000 mishap-free flight hours. Christie will go on to be Commander, Carrier Airwing 9. VFA-101 is the F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron, training Navy air crew and maintenance personnel to fly and repair the F-35C, a fifth generation fighter which combines advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully-fused sensor information, network-enabled operations, and advanced sustainment.

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Did anyone tell Alexa that curiosity killed the cat? By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

After a lifetime of wondering things like, “How do you say underwear in Urdu?” and “What is the shelf life of a can of Pringles?” I no longer have to wrack my brain for the answers to life’s pressing questions. In an unprecedented act of holiday generosity, my 21year-old son bought me a tiny robot, not much bigger than a can of tuna. “Alexa,” my new voice-activated Amazon Echo Dot, has achieved total consciousness, and is perfectly willing to share it with me, if only I ask. But, after my son set up my new robot pal on our kitchen windowsill, I was stymied, unable to think of one lousy question. “ALEXA” I finally bellowed, “WHAT TIME IS IT?” My son explained that my question was too pedestrian, considering that the kitchen clock was less than three feet away, the digital time was displayed on the stove, microwave and coffee maker, and I was wearing a watch.

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“OK,” I rebounded, “How about this … ALEXA, HOW MANY TEASPOONS IN A QUART?” After wincing, my son then explained that there was no need for me to shout. Alexa was not hearing disabled. Demonstrating for me, my son asked in a normal speaking voice, “Alexa, what’s the weather report for Newport, R.I.?” and amazingly, Alexa gave us a complete forecast in the blink of an eye. Since my son set Alexa up, I have been struggling to take advantage of this new technology. Unlike millennials – techies who idealistically feel entitled to instant information, 24/7 – I grew up during the 1970s and 1980s, when people understood that there were no easy answers. If we needed to know something, like which brand of curling iron was best for achieving maximum hair height, we could not simply ask the question to a can of tuna on the kitchen windowsill. We had to find a library, search indexes for consumer reports on curling irons, ask the librarian for help with the

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.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. microfiche machine, and scan tiny bits of blurry film for the relevant report. If we wondered why cows have four stomachs, we couldn’t type into Google from the comfort of our

lounge furniture, we had to go to the neighbor’s house, knock on the door, and ask if we could use the set of Encyclopedia Britannicas they had in their rumpus room. If we wanted to cook a zucchini boat, we couldn’t click the “Zucchini Boat Recipe Board” on our Pinterest app, we had to find our mother’s dog-eared “Betty Crocker Cookbook” on top of the avocado refrigerator, and look for a listing in the index under “Vegetables.” Back then, finding information required exhausting travel and painstaking research. Which is why, we learned to live happily without all the answers. Millennials believe that knowledge is power, but Generation Xers like me were taught that ignorance is bliss. And for reasons I never understood without the benefit of Google, curiosity also killed the cat. So, it’s difficult for me – someone who grew up with a healthy fear of sneaky supercomputers like HAL 9000 in “2001: A Space Odyssey” and Mother in “Alien” – to trust a machine, even as today’s culture relies more and more on computer

technology for information, shopping, connecting, communication and entertainment. Recently, six-year-old Brooke Neitzel chatted with her family’s new Alexa in her Houston, Texas, home. “Alexa, can you play dollhouse with me and get me a dollhouse?” she babbled innocently. A few days later, a $160 KidKraft Sparkle Mansion dollhouse showed up on the Neitzel’s doorstep, along with a four-pound tin of sugar cookies. When San Diego news anchor Jim Patton reported the story of how Brooke’s banter set off Alexa’s automated Amazon Prime ordering function, his voice in turn triggered San Diego viewers’ Alexas, and another rash of Sparkle Mansions were ordered by accident. Despite these minor product glitches, my son tells me that there’s no need to fear the little tuna can on my kitchen windowsill. “Alexa,” I asked in an effort to settle the dilemma once and for all, “Is knowledge power?” “Sorry,” she replied, blissfully ignorant, “I don’t know the answer to your question.”

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NASP supporting the ‘The Right Stuff’: Looking back at Navy Medical Department and the Mercury Space Program The Naval School of Aviation Medicine and the Human Disorientation Device By AndrĂŠ B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

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rom 1959 until the launch of Alan Shepard’s Freedom 7 capsule in May 1961, the Mercury Seven went through an almost continuous regimen of training and medical tests to prepare them for spaceflight. Gus Grissom would later quip that the Mercury Seven moved so fast from one training facility to another that in some cases they “outran� the people who were training them. The schedule of America’s first astronauts may have been “disorienting� at times; it could also be said that on occasion their training was designed to be so. This certainly was the case in 1959 when they went through the Naval School of Aviation Medicine onboard NAS Pensacola. The Naval School of Aviation Medicine, later known as the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI), has historically been responsible for ensuring physical standards and qualifications of pilots and training aviation medical personnel for operational assignments. For the first decades of its existence (1939-1970), NAMI also operated an extensive basic and applied research laboratory. Under the leadership of legendary aerospace medical researcher Navy Capt. Ashton

Graybiel (1902-1995), NAMI’s research component explored the effects of fatigue, vestibular physiology, neurological science, cosmic radiation and cardiovascular fitness, all of which would prove invaluable for the first manned space flights. NAMI operated special laboratories for researching spectroscopy, nuclear admission, low-level alpha radiation, medical electronics, ballisto-cardiography and bioacoustics/ psychoacoustics. But NAMI also housed two large training devices that set it apart from other aerospace research laboratories. NAMI’s human disorientation device (HDD) and “slow rotation room� were both designed for studying human-performance in motion-based environments and, ultimately, for learning adaptation techniques, training procedures and how drugs could reduce symptoms of disorientation. First constructed in the 1958 at a cost of $1 million, the HDD was once described in LIFE Magazine as looking like an

NAMRL Bldg. 1811 onboard NAS Pensacola was once the Navy’s Vestibular Physiology Lab containing the Human Disorientation Device (HDD), Slow Rotation Room and other devices used to study the effects of disorientation. Photo from BuMed archives

“automatic cocktail shaker.� The HDD was a large aluminum cylinder that contained a standard pilot seat and a doorway or trapdoor. Test subjects would be strapped into the device and rotated vertically and horizontally to induce vertigo. As its name implied, NAMI’s slow rotation room simulated “slowly rotating artificial gravitational environments.� Constructed in a plywood room 15 feet in diameter and 10 feet high with padded walls, the room contained two automobile seats that faced instrument dials, an electric stove, shelves stocked

Virgil “Gus� Grissom participates in a training session. Grissom would quip that Mercury Seven moved so fast from one training facility to another that in some cases they “outran� the people who were training them. Courtesy of NASA Johnson Space Center Collection

A A.A. .A. C Cunningham unniingham R Road oad ppaving aving notice nootice ... Naval Facilities Enngineering Command Southeast (NavFac SE) has awarded a contract to mill and overlay A.A. Cunningham Road on NAS Pensacola. The work is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 12 and expected to takee four weekss to complete. Watch for “Road Closed� and “Detour� signs. Detour routes to facilities in the area will be Page Road to Warehouse Road and Farrar Road to Pat Bellinger Road. Drivers should observe the warning signs and proceed with caution around the work z o n es . T h e wo rk sch e d u le is weath er d e p en d e n t. F o r q u esti o n s o r mo re i n fo rmati o n , co n tac t th e PWD Co n stru cti o n Man ag e r Br ya n Moeller at 452-3131, ext. 3077.

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Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL) in 1970; four years later, it would become a separate command. It 2011, NAMRL relocated from Pensacola to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and was renamed the Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU)Dayton. Today NAMRU-Dayton continues on the proud tradition of its forebearer. For more, go to http:// navy medicine. navylive. dodlive. mil/ archives/10786.

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Naval aviator joins ‘1,000th trap club’ By PO3 Michael B. Zingaro USS George H.W. Bush Public Affairs

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TLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) – For many, the idea of landing a jet onto the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean might seem daunting, almost impossible. For naval aviators, each trap (arrested landing) presents its own unique challenge and experience. “I remember flying out to USS Forrestal (CV 59) for my first trap in an orange and white T-2 Buckeye,” said Capt. Vorrice Burks, deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing Eight (DCAG). “Once I saw the ship, I remember asking myself, ‘How is that thing going to catch me?’ Of course it all worked out and I landed safely, but it was nerve racking.” Nine hundred ninety nine traps later, Burks joined an elite group of naval aviators when he made his 1,000th trap on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Dec. 7. When asked about this milestone, Burks looked off into the distance and a smile slowly spread across his face as he relived the moment. “I got out of the cockpit thinking, ‘That makes 1,000 traps!’,” exclaimed Burks. “I was in disbelief and I was glad that I trapped on my first pass. It

was a good path, and I was able to hit the number two wire; the target wire. It was an out-ofbody experience. I walked across the flight deck realizing what had just happened.” Many aviators would admit that making 1,000 traps is not something they think about when they first come into the field, explained Burks. But for Burks, who originally enlisted in the Navy as an electronics technician (nuclear), 1,000 traps isn’t so much a dream come true as it is the culmination of Sailors coming together to make something happen that’s bigger than themselves. “This is a milestone that I did not get alone,” Burks stated. “This is a milestone that I just happened to be a part of. There are a lot of people that helped get me to this point.” Burks has been in the Navy for more than 30 years and he has been a pilot for 26 of them.

Deputy Commander, Carrier Air Wing 8, Capt. Vorrice Burks prepares to launch from the flight deck in an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Burke was preparing for his 1,000th arrested landing. The ship is underway conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. Photo by PO3 Christopher Gaines

He has trapped on seven aircraft carriers and is preparing for his seventh deployment. He has dedicated countless hours and committed all of his efforts to his successful career. “I was fortunate to have the opportunity to make 1,000 traps. It wasn’t all sunshine and apple pies,” said Burks. “There was a lot of hard work and some long days that I had to put in to get me there. But at the end of the day I enjoyed it. It made me better ... it built character.” Burks hopes that he can be a positive example of what the

Navy has to offer. Burks is the first strike force African-American DCAG and only the third African-American DCAG in naval aviation history. “If you had asked me when I joined the Navy as an E-3 if this is where I would have ended up, I would have not only laughed at you, I would have asked what you were smoking,” Burks said jokingly. Burks reiterated that he couldn’t have achieved what he did by himself. He sites the importance of having mentors that you can trust and listen to.

“My parting words would be that I truly appreciate those that helped me get to this point because I would not have gotten here alone. There were probably 50 other people that helped make every one of those traps happen,” said Burks. For more information, visit http:// www. navy. mil, http:// www. facebook. com/ usnavy, or http:// www. twitter. com/ usnavy. For more news from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), visit http:// www. navy. mil/ local/cvn77/.


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Solar panel project unites Gulf Power, Air Force and Navy By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer

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aval Air Stations Whiting Field and Pensacola joined with Gulf Power, Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic and others Jan. 18 to showcase the next step in the process to build solar farms on outlying fields for the two installations. The solar panel signing ceremony marked the next step in the project as the contractors prepare to begin installation of the panels. Representatives from each of the organizations signed a solar panel to conclude the Jan. 18 ceremony which highlighted the two Navy Outlying Fields (NOLFs) of Holley and Saufley which are leased to Gulf Power for the next 37 years as part of the project. A similar ceremony for a third project at Eglin Air Force Base

was held earlier in the day. Together, the facilities will be among the state’s largest solar projects. The 120 megawatt AC portfolio will encompass approximately 1.5 million solar panels and generate enough electricity to power about 18,000 homes annually. Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, is constructing the three facilities and the company is expecting the units to be fully operational this summer. Swinerton is the sub-contractor performing

Base and local officials, including NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer, Capt. Todd Bahlau (center), signed solar panels at a ceremonies last week marking the next phase of the project’s construction.

much of the early work on NOLFs Saufley and Holley. At NOLF Holley alone, more than 475,000 solar panels are expected to be erected on site. The team currently has installed in excess of 15,000 of the 25,000 support posts that will hold the panel structures. Swinerton is expected to begin panel installation before the end of the month. The Holley project is

expected to produce about 40 megawatts AC energy, enough to power more than 6,000 Santa Rosa County homes each year. NOLF Holley is one of 13 outlying fields managed by NAS Whiting Field. With the transition to the T-6 Texan II aircraft, the airfield was no longer viable as a landing field. In exchange for the lease on the underutilized property, NAS Whiting

Field will receive upgrades to its existing electrical system which will help ensure continuity and consistency of service. “It is gratifying to be part of a partnership that truly is beneficial to everyone,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau stated. “This effort will develop cost effective, renewable sources of energy, which will also

enhance the Navy’s energy security. Our team is excited to play a role in this collaborative project.” Energy produced by the Holley project will serve Gulf Power customers in Northwest Florida. Together the photovoltaic facilities have the potential to reduce carbon gas emissions by more than 3.5 million tons over the next 25 years.

NASWF Sailors take quick action, render aid to car accident victims By Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office

Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Sailors reacted quickly after witnessing the immediate aftermath of a serious traffic accident, coming to the aid of victims needing assistance. MA1 Joseph Pellicano responded to the scene, which resulted in lifethreatening injuries to a small child after the vehicle was hit broadside.

Pellicano was on his way to work Jan. 16, when he pulled over after witnessing a mother holding a child who was in obvious need of medical attention. The mother was holding the limp, motionless, unresponsive body of her two-yearold son, and was calling for help. Pellicano sprang into action immediately, laying the boy down, and directed another Sailor who also arrived on scene to call for an ambulance. After realizing the two-year-

old had no pulse and was not breathing, Pellicano began CPR on the child. He continued CPR until the two-year-old gasped, started breathing and began to move. While performing the life-saving technique, first responders arrived on scene and started prepping the child for transport. RP2 Aaron Spangler, the other Sailor who responded to the scene to assist, immediately assisted the mother and the four-year-old child, and helped keep them calm while Pelli-

cano treated her seriously injured two-year-old. “Pellicano started doing CPR on the little boy and never stopped. He got that child breathing again, he just didn’t stop – that kid went from limp, no signs of life to breathing, moving and on a backboard and into an ambulance,” Spangler said Spangler was on his way home from the base, while Pellicano was on his way into the base for a shift. Both Sailors took immediate action to assist

and control the scene until first responders and emergency personnel arrived. “That’s not what I expected coming to work that day but I’m glad I stopped. That’s what we’re supposed to do for people – for each other. I would want someone to do that for my kids if I wasn’t there,” Pellicano said. The two-year-old child that received CPR on scene was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola and was in critical condition as of Jan 19.


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Flight academy scholarship available

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

Chili cook-off taking place today

Escambia Christian School will present its 18th annual Cougar Chili Cook-off from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 27, at Escambia Christian School Gymnasium, 3311 West Moreno St. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Costs is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children at the door. Ticket price includes chili, dessert, crackers and cornbread. Soft drinks are not included. For more information, call 433-8476.

Lifeguard tryouts planned at UWF Pensacola Beach Lifeguards have scheduled a tryout event. The tryouts will take place at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 28, at the University of West Florida Aquatic Center, 11000 University Parkway, Bldg. 72. Applicants are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes early and to bring all relevant certifications to the tryout event. Attending and passing a tryout is required to be considered for employment. For more information, contact Senior Lifeguard Alexander Johnson by phone at 503-1799 or by e-mail at adjohnson@myescambia.com.

School to hold open house Jan. 29

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

County meeting looks at diving safety

The Escambia County Marine Advisory Committee will hold a special Scuba Diving Safety Symposium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, Rm. 104. The complex is located at 3363 West Park Place. The event will facilitate discussion between divers, diving professionals, diving emergency responders and diving medical professionals. The meeting’s purpose is to improve awareness of prevention, safety measures and emergency response procedures for recreational diving. Topics will be diving safety and emergency response procedures. For more information, contact Escambia County Marine Resources Manager Robert Turpin at 595-3474 or rkturpin@myescambia.com.

CREDO resiliency workshop offered

A Personal Resiliency Workshop is being offered 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The workshop will help foster your personal holistic growth including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects. The workshop will take place at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. Active-duty service members (including reservists in active status) and their spouses are eligible to attend. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or by e-mail at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Workshop teaches suicide prevention

SafeTALK workshops are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources. The workshops feature videos that illustrate responses. Participants will be better able to: • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid talking about suicide. • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide and talk to them about suicide. • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and

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Healthy shopping day planned You can get a jump start to feeling and looking good in the new year during “A Better You,” a special event scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 28, at the Navy Exchange Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. Sports and nutrition experts will help you stay fit with live demonstrations, tastings and much more. For more information, call 458-8811. Keep Safe) to connect to a suicidal person to a first aid intervention caregiver. For more information or to register, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony. bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Suicide intervention training available An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Advance registration required. Participation in the full two days is required. Registration deadline is Feb. 16. For more information, call 452-2093, or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

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

Kiwanis Club plans pancake breakfast

The Kiwanis Club of Big Lagoon has announced a pancake breakfast and baked goods sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church Family Center, 10650 Gulf Beach Highway. Cost for breakfast is $6 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12.

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

EOD Association plans Penguin Plunge

The fourth annual Penguin Plunge, presented by the Navy EOD Association, is scheduled for Feb. 4 at Eglin Beach Park on Okaloosa Island. Participants will plunge into the cool waters to help raise money for the EOD Warrior Foundation. Prizes will be awarded for best male penguin, best female penguin, best group, most patriotic (including EOD themed), funniest, and crowd favorite. Registration is $40 per person until Feb. 3 and $45 day of the event. Registration includes a scarf (available on first-come, first-serve basis), and post-event food and beverages. To register for the event, go to www.eodwarriorfoundation.org.

Fort Pickens plans weapon programs Gulf Islands National Seashore is planning to present regular black powder demonstrations at Fort Pickens for the first time in more than 20 years. Black powder demonstrations are public interpretive programs featuring living historians dressed in period uniforms firing blank rounds from reproduction weapons. The programs will begin in late spring

2017 and will help visitors understand the life of soldiers at the park’s forts. Through grant funding the park was able to purchase uniforms, reproduction small arms and other equipment for the program. Additionally, the park used donation funds collected by Eastern National, which operates the park bookstores, to purchase a reproduction 10-pounder Parrott rifle cannon. Regular small arms and cannon demonstrations will be conducted by park staff and volunteers. The park is now recruiting volunteers to join the Fort Pickens Living History Crew. For more information, e-mail guis_information@nps.gov.

Spring gardening classes announced The UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension will offer a series of spring gardening courses, which will be Extension Service faculty and Florida master gardeners. Programs will be presented from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Wednesday from Feb. 8 to March 15 (except for March 1) at Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church, 1030 North 57th Ave. For more information, contact J.L. Boston at jlbpens@yahoo.com or 791-8223. To learn more about UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension and its programs, go to http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/.

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

Rock N Fly marathon to be March 18

The fourth annual Blue Angels Rock N Fly Hippie Tour half marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) is scheduled for March 18 aboard NAS Pensacola. Both races are scheduled to start at 8:10 a.m. at the corner of Radford Boulevard and Fred Bauer Road in front of Starbucks. Gates will open at 6 a.m. More than 2,000 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in 2016, and the event raised more than $50,000 for the two organizations it benefits, the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the Navy Ball. This year’s race is limited to 3,000 participants, and the theme is the Soul Train Tour. Runners are encouraged to arrive at NAS Pensacola early to ensure plenty of time to get through security. To register or volunteer, go to www.runrock nfly.com.

Community group plans gospel musical PCARA Productions will be presenting the gospel comedy, “If Walls Could Talk,” at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Pensacola High School auditorium. The show takes a look at the funny, and not so funny, secret and sinful things that people do behind closed doors. For more information, contact Leroy Williams by phone at 293-5345 or by e-mail at willroy85@ aol.com or go to www.pcaraonline.com.

Love stories to be presented at PLT Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT), 400 S. Jefferson St., will present the annual Studio 400 production of “Short Attention Span Theatre” Feb. 3-5 and Feb. 9-12 in the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom Theatre. The production, which features five one-act plays about love, romance and relationships, is recommended for adult audiences. Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee begins at 3 p.m. Thursday shows are half price. Tickets may be purchased online at www. pensacolalittletheatre.com, or through the PLT Box Office. For more information, call 432-2042.

Concert to feature diverse program The seven choirs of the Pensacola Children’s Chorus will present a “One World, Many Voices” concert at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. The concert will feature a diverse program with music from different cultures, including pieces from India, Australia, Puerto Rico, and Finland, as well as several gospel, spiritual and American folk arrangements. The concert also will feature the premiere of Andrea Ramsey’s “But Flint Holds Fire,” commissioned by PCC as part of the Chorus America Commission Consortium. It is a musical response to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich. Ticket prices are $20, $25 and $30. Tickets are on sale at the Saenger Theatre Box Office and at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 434-7760 or go to www.pensacolachildrenschorus.com.

You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication.


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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 continue his

BMCM (MDV) Carl M. Brashear

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 on 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). 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. Jesse LeRoy Brown, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1926 and lost his life for his country on

Dec. 4, 1950. He was the first African-American aviator in the U.S. Navy, a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the first African-American naval officer killed in the Korean War. He died in the wreckage of his airplane on Dec. 4, 1950. Adm. Michelle Howard is not only the first woman to become a

Adm. Michelle Howard

four-star admiral and Vice Chief of Naval Operations, but also the first African-American woman to hold that post. Wesley Brown was born April 3, 1927, in Baltimore, Md. He graduated from Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. He served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War and served in the U.S. Navy from May 2, 1944, until June 30, 1969. He died at

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age 85, May 22, 2012, in Silver Spring, Md. Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely Jr. served 38 years in the U.S. Navy from 1942–1980. He was the first African-American to command a Navy ship, the first to command a fleet and the first to become an admiral. He received the Legion of

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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. America 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: Pensacola’s own Gen. Daniel ‘Chappie’ James Jr. Born in Pensacola, Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. (Feb. 11, 1920-Feb. 25, 1978), was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, who in 1975 became the first African American to reach the rank of four-star general. James graduated from the Tuskegee University in 1942, where he received a bachelor of science degree in physical education. James was promoted to four-star grade and assigned as commander in chief of NORAD/ADCOM at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo, Sept. 1, 1975. In these dual capacities he had operational command of all United States and Canadian strategic aerospace defense forces. On Dec. 6, 1977, he assumed duty as special assistant to the Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force. James was widely known for his speeches on Americanism and patriotism, for which he was editorialized in numerous national and international publications.


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Mustang Association holds quarterly luncheon By Enid Wilson

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rior enlisted Navy officers from the Gulf Coast area gathered at the National Naval Aviation Museum Jan. 18 for the Emerald Coast Mustang Association’s (ECMA) first quarterly meeting of 2017. A dozen active-duty and retired mustang officers met for lunch and a security presentation in the Cubi Bar Café. The National Mustang Association (NMA) defines a mustang as an officer promoted from the ranks of Navy enlisted personnel with no interruption in their activeduty status. The NMA website also states it is commonly accepted that a mustang officer was a career-intended enlisted member of the Navy that earned one or more Good Conduct Medal(s) prior to commissioning. Pensacola Installation Secu-

rity Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Mike Lombardozzi, covered requirements for non-military-affiliated individuals to access various locations on base, planning necessary for community members to attend special events, and local credentialing procedures for A.C. Read golfers. “The vetting steps we take are necessary,” said Lombardozzi. “You’d be surprised how many people try to come on this base and through our vetting processes, we discover all kinds of things, that make you realize just how important the proce-

Retired Capt. Tony McFarlane, retired Capt. Tom Pruter and retired Cmdr. Evan Hipsley are members of ECMA. Photo by Capt. Lee Alexander

dures are that we are taking.” Lombardozzi is an ECMA member, having served 13 years in the master-at-arms (MA) rating. “I appreciate Lt. Cmdr. Lombardozzi opening our eyes to all that is required to keep this base

safe and the complexity of it all,” said Capt. Lee Alexander, ECMA president. Other ECMA board members include Capt. Mike Whitt (vicepresident), retired Cmdr. Evan Hipsley (treasurer), Ens. Jennifer Terry (secretary) and re-

Koppy-Garmeson Aerospace Medicine Technician of the Year Award ... Capt. Theron C. Toole, executive officer, Naval Health Clinic Quantico, left, presents HM1 Diana M. Jucutan the Koppy-Garmeson Aerospace Medicine Technician of the Year Award Jan. 10 during the United States Naval Aeromedical Conference at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The conference was hosted by the Navy Medicine Aerospace Medical Institute for more than 300 aermoedical specialists. Photo by HM3 Melissa Culbreth

tired Capt. Tom Pruter (retired representative/historian). “ECMA dues are only $5 a quarter,” said Terry. “We would love to have more Mustangs join us.” ECMA holds a monthly informal social gathering at the Mustin Beach Club. The next scheduled social is 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16. The next scheduled quarterly luncheon will be held at the Cubi Bar Café at 11:30 a.m. April 19. For more information about ECMA, visit the ECMA facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=temer al%20coast%20mustang%20as sociation. For more information about the NMA, visit the NMA homepage: http://navymustang.org.

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eginning Feb. 1, the Veterans Administration (VA) will be accepting applications from veterans interested in competing in the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games, which are scheduled to take place May 7-11 in Biloxi, Miss. Veterans ages 55 and older and enrolled in VA health care may complete applications online at www.veterans goldenagegames.va.gov. Applications will be accepted through March 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;VA is committed to offer sports and fitness as an integral part of a successful healthcare program, and I encourage every eligible veteran to take advantage of this opportunity,â&#x20AC;? said Carla Carmichael, National Veterans Golden Age Games director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are

significant health benefits to leading an active lifestyle, and in keeping with the Golf is one of the events that will be feagamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; motto, we want every veteran tured in the 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games. to achieve â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fitness For Life.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? Nearly 800 athletes are expected to compete in the national multi-sport tion therapy programs. Competitive competition for senior veterans, em- events will include air rifle, badbracing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fitness for Lifeâ&#x20AC;? motto. minton, boccia, bowling, cycling, The event encourages participants to golf, horseshoes, nine ball, powermake physical activity a central part walk, shuffleboard, swimming, table of their lives, and supports VAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s com- tennis and track and field. Exhibition prehensive recreation and rehabilita- events will include: air pistol, archery,

basketball, blind disc golf and pickleball. VA research and clinical experience verify that movement and exercise are important to maintaining good health, speeding recovery and improving overall quality of life. The games encourage participants to continue in local senior events in their home communities and every other year serve as a qualifying event for competition in the National Senior Games. The VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will host this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games. The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System provides care for more than 50,000 veterans throughout Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. For more information about the competition, go to www.veterans goldenagegames.va.gov.

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com.

UWF archaeologists announced the discovery of the Tristan de Lunaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1559 settlement in 2015. A hurricane wrecked the expedition in September 1559 and survivors were rescued two years later.

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The University of West Florida (UWF) College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities will continue its 2016-17 Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series Feb. 1 with UWF faculty members leading a presentation and panel discussion on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Archaeology of the Luna Expedition in Pensacolaâ&#x20AC;? at the Museum of Commerce in Historic Pensacola. The event is free and open to the public, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture at 6 p.m. The presentation will highlight the significance of the Luna expedition in Pensacolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural history and North American colonization. The panel will include Elizabeth Benchley, John Bratten,

gists, was discovered in Pensacola Bay by the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research in 1992. In 2006, UWF archaeologists identified a second shipwreck, named Emanuel Point II. In December 2015, the UWF archaeology program identified the location of the Luna land settlement, serving as evidence of Pensacola being home to the first multi-year European settlement in the U.S. The team then discovered a third shipwreck, Emanuel Point III, in June 2016. Experience UWF Downtown promotes the value of liberal arts in contemporary life. The next lecture is scheduled for March 3. For the full series schedule and more information, go to uwf.edu/downtown lectures.

Gregory Cook, Ramie Gougeon, Della-Scott Ireton Della and John Worth from the UWF Division of Anthropology and Archaeology. The shipwrecks and land settlement identified by UWF archaeologists are linked to the 16th-century Spanish expedition led by Don TristĂĄn de Luna y Arellano from Veracruz, Mexico, to modern-day Pensacola, marking the earliest multi-year European settlement in the U.S. Five weeks after the expedition arrived in Pensacola in 1559, the colony was struck by a hurricane, sinking many of the ships and devastating the food supplies. After two years, the remnants of the colony were rescued by Spanish ships and returned to Mexico. The first ship, called Emanuel Point I by archaeolo-

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Singâ&#x20AC;? (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fences,â&#x20AC;? PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;La La Land,â&#x20AC;? PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why Him?,â&#x20AC;? R, 8:10 p.m.

SATURDAY

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Singâ&#x20AC;? (3D), PG, noon; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyâ&#x20AC;? (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Passengersâ&#x20AC;? (3D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Assassinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creedâ&#x20AC;? (3D), PG13, 7:40 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;La La Land,â&#x20AC;? PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Singâ&#x20AC;? (2D), PG, 3:10 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why Him?,â&#x20AC;? R, 8:10 p.m.

SUNDAY

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Singâ&#x20AC;? (2D), PG, noon and 2:30 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Assassinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creedâ&#x20AC;? (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why Him?,â&#x20AC;? R, 7:30 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyâ&#x20AC;? (2D), PG13, 1 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;La La Land,â&#x20AC;? PG-13, 4 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fences,â&#x20AC;? PG-13, 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed Jan. 30.

TUESDAY

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Singâ&#x20AC;? (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyâ&#x20AC;? (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Assassinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creedâ&#x20AC;? (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why Him?,â&#x20AC;? R, 7:30 p.m.

Liberty activities

WEDNESDAY

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Singâ&#x20AC;? (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fences,â&#x20AC;? PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;La La Land,â&#x20AC;? PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Collateral Beauty,â&#x20AC;? PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Singâ&#x20AC;? (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;La La Land,â&#x20AC;? PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Passengersâ&#x20AC;? (3D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Assassinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creedâ&#x20AC;? (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

â&#x20AC;˘ Frozen Winter Wonderland: Noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at Old Hospital Grounds Radford Boulevard across from Mustin Beach Club. MWR will bring in real snow for downhill sledding. There will be plenty of games and activities for children of all ages. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Admission â&#x20AC;˘ Travel Expo: 10 is free and event is a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 open to all authorat the Mustin Beach ized MWR patrons Club. MWR Informaand family memtion, Tickets and bers. For more inTravel office will host formation, call the event. Browse 452-3806. through a variety of â&#x20AC;˘ Chocolate travel and recreational Cake Day celedestinations from bration: 10 p.m. to across the Southeast. midnight Feb. 27 at Free admission, and Corry Bowling opportunities to win Center. A special prizes. For more inforChocolate Cosmic mation, call 452-6362. Bowling night is planned. Cost is $8 per person and that includes cake. To make reservations, call 452-6380. â&#x20AC;˘ Marti Gras Party: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 24 at Mustin Beach Club. This event is open to all hands, 18 and older. Food, music, karaoke and beverage specials. For more information, call 452-4035. â&#x20AC;˘ Golf lessons: The Get Golf Ready program at A.C. Read Golf Club is a great way to swing into spring. The five-week course teaches the fundamentals of golf in one-hour classes. Cost is $89 for active-duty/retired and family members, and $99 for civilian guests. Three sessions are scheduled to begin Feb. 13, Feb. 17, and March 24. Sign up early for a $10 discount. For more information, call 452-2454. â&#x20AC;˘ Corry Station Teen Center: Now open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4118 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Way, Bldg. 4118. The center is open to all military dependents, ages 13-18. It offer a safe environment for military teens and their friends to get involved in programs and activities, such as Keystone, Passport to Manhood, and SMART Girls, in addition to art, cooking, and fitness clubs. A special Pensacola Ice Flyers field trip is planned for Feb. 10. Tickets are $20 and include transportation, center ice tickets and a souvenir hat or shirt. For information or to register, call 453-3490. â&#x20AC;˘ Good reading: The NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, has an extensive selection of books, periodicals and newspapers. Computers with Internet access available for use. 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. For more information, call 452-4362.

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

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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Regular services NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary.

• Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible study, 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

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

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

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

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

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Ads placed by the Military are free To place an ad go online at www.gosportpensacola.com or call 433-1166 ext.29

MARKETPLACE Publication date every Friday except Christmas and New Years Deadline to place an ad is noon Monday, the week of the publication. Place your ad online at www.gosportpensacola. com Place your ad by phone at 850-433-1166 ext. 29 Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm

motor • merchandise • employment • real estate • and more! Wanted

Articles for Sale

Pensacola Lighthouse looking for part-time maintenance. Applications available at the Lighthouse. 850-393-1561.

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

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Buying Comics & Sports Cards. Check out our collectible store at 3103 West Michigan Ave. Call Florida C’s at 850-637-1989 Video Games & Systems. Playstation, Xbox, Wii, Gamecube & More! Check out our collectible store at 3103 West Michigan Ave. Call Florida C’s at 850-6371989 Articlesfor forSale Sale Articles

Military gear. Military flight bag filled with misc military items including Black Hawk special forces helicopter helmet. All gear in good shape. $135 for all. 417-1694. L a w n m o w e r. Troy Built, self propelled. 6.75 horsepower engine. Looks and runs like new. $75. 454-9486. Crossbow. Bought for $700, one year old. Ten Point. 175lb-pull. 330ft/sec. Factory scope, quiver, bolts. All for $225. 497-1167.

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2005 Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber Force FX Collectible never used in the box, $200 call Model 94 850-780-041 Winchester, $750. 6 cubicft. S WA R O V S K I wheel barrow CRYSTAL: In$10. 22” lawn- spiration AfriElephant mower w/large can; rear wheels and $250 Call 850bagger, $120. 941-4961. Aluminum scuba tank, $100. 944- Virtually new hover-round 5763. MPV5 electric Free Single bed, wheelchair. Less white frame, than 10 hours mattress, and box operation. Firm spring. You pick price $500. 850up on base NASP. 380-4512. Contact by email l i l 0 0 1 x @ m s n . Proform Fusion 4.0LX complete com work out maLadies Navy chine, excellent peacoat. Mint condition, $295. condition. 14 or O.B.O Charles regular. $75. 850-453-8499. 850-458-2858. Large Vintage 4 flight suits. 2 Typewriter Tagreen suits, 36 ble. 20” by 18” sides F. 2 tan Desert without Storm suits, 36 F. up. Sides extended 49”x18”, 850-458-2858. 27” tall. Wood Bowflex Tread screwed on top Climber TC20, for level surface. Mat and Books 417-1139. included. Like new. $2200, rea- Auto Auto

sonable offers Ford considered. 850- 1997 Crown Victoria. 206-4733. Good condition. For Sale: GE 30” Asking $1500. Free Standing 850-221-4399. Electric Range. Nissan Brush Nickle. 1.5 2016 years new. Bare- Altima/ 1 owner-6 ly used. MSRP mos/ autom/ jade clean/ $649. Asking brown/ $400 obo. 865- charcoal interior/ Pics avail/ backup 221-4221. camera/tinted/ Get ready for Must sell quickly/ Pensacon with a $20,000.850-629Master Replicas 8848

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Lexus 2011 RX350. Gold SUV 67,000 M. $24,000 call. 850-393-3438.

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

Restored 1972 mustang convertible $15,500 beautiful! Call 850-393-3438. RealESTATE Estate REAL Rental Rental 2 Rooms. $499/ month one person, $400/roommate for two. 772-323-4469. Vacation House Rental. Military/Families. 4BR/2.5BA, sleeps 8. On water, near NAS Pensacola. Rents daily, weekly, monthly. http:// www.vrbo. com/4016771ha. 2BR/2BA. 1275 Mahogany Mill Rd. No app fee for military + move-in specials. 5mi. NAS. $735/ month. 850-9126135. 2BR/1BA. Military-inspected, newly-renovated duplex. Large yards, walk-in closet, additional storage shed. CentralH/A. Pets negotiable w/extra fee. $750/$750dep. Near NAS backgate, all shopping/ food destinations. Good neighborhood. Leave mes sage@850-4386129.

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Near NAS: 2br house for rent. $700. No pets. Water, trash paid. Military welcome. Available Feb 1. 850-5295200. For Rent 1 bedroom cottage with washer/ dryer, partially furnished. $550 per month, $550 deposit. Call 850-477-6063.

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For Sale For Sale 1976 Dunlap St. 3BR/2BA home. 1892sqft. On oversized corner lot. Quiet neighborhood. Interior/exterior in excellent condition. Listed by BHG Main Street Properties. MLS#506619. $174,000. For more information call: Whit John son@850-2067925 or Jenifer Su arez@850293-4993. Horse farm w/ lighted riding arena 4.9 acres. Renovated. 2/2 mobile home. Elberta, AL. 850455-5031. Info/ pics. $167,000. 4br/2ba home with pool in Chandelle Lakes subdivision. New carpet $215,000. Pool needs liner. 850-207-7875.

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Gulf Breeze Brick Home 4/2. Fenced yard, 2-car garage, beautiful Porcelain Tile, hardwood floors, Granite counters, SS Appliances, 10ft-ceilings w/ gorgeous crown molding+more! Must see! $335,000. Gail@380-1193. Lovely Brick 3/2 home. Quiet neighborhood. 3.5 miles from NAS. 1892 sf. Not in flood zone. $174,000. Call Don 850377-1977/Lisa 850-375-9557.

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Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola