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CNP talks training and responsibility during meeting with NATTC Sailors Story, photo by Lt. Jonathan Bacon NATTC PAO
Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran conducted an allhands call for Sailors at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Jan. 24. During the all hands call, held in NATTC’s Charles Taylor Hangar, he discussed important issues soon to affect these new Sailors’ careers such as wait times before classing up for training, proposed changes to sea pay, benefits, manning and deployment cycles. Moran started by telling the approximately 3,000 staff and students in the hangar that they are entering an exciting period in naval aviation, where nearly every fleet aircraft type is being replaced or updated. “I need smart, technically oriented Sailors like you, and it is critical that we give you the right skills
and tools to operate in this environment,” Moran said. He spoke to instructors in the audience, reminding them of the importance of their work. “What’s critical to the life blood of the United States Navy is the training pipeline that delivers Sailors from Great Lakes to the waterfront,” he said. In regard to the recent headlines about changes to retirement and benefits, Moran reassured the group that they are not cutting pay, Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) or the structure of retirement benefits. He then explained that they are taking steps to slow the growth in the amount that was being spent down to a sustainable rate to afford a more capable and ready Navy. Moran encouraged the students to “have faith, stay the course, keep your heads down, and get to the fleet where great opportunities are available.”
Vice Adm. Bill Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel, speaks to students and staff at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Jan. 24 about important personnel issues impacting their lives and careers, including wait times before classing up for training, proposed changes to sea pay, benefits, manning and deployment cycles.
Following this, he opened up the discussion for questions, fielding questions from the assembled Sailors on a variety of topics. Questions ranged from the personnel about what he could have done differently during the first five years of his career, and what it is like to be a “vice admiral in the world’s greatest Navy.” Other questions posed by the students covered
Navywide topics such as rumors about the closure of the commissaries, the replacement of Perform to Serve with Career Navigator, how changes in technology will affect rates in the future, proposed changes to sea duty incentive pay, imminent danger area pay changes, proposed BAH changes, and the new USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) class aircraft carriers.
When asked how the students could support him and his staff, Moran reminded the audience about the role that each Sailor plays in creating a better Navy for themselves and their shipmates around them, especially in preventing sexual assault and sexual harassment. “Take responsibility at your level to make a positive change, and we can change the culture on
this.” This charge to take responsibility for your own actions and decisions was repeated by Moran when asked about how to deal with driving under the influence (DUI) and underage drinking. “We deal with this through personal accountability of the driver, and the other people with this driver.”
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Energy project to save $120,000 per year at NASP From NavFac SE PAO
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast’s Public Works Department (PWD) Pensacola completed the construction of an LED street and parking lot light project on Jan. 10, providing savings of $120,000 in utility costs each year at NAS Pensacola. “The lighting upgrades were the result of a $1.9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Cost-saving LED street and parking lot lights are helping save NAS Pensacola energy as well as dollars.
(ARRA) funded project. Not only does this project save energy, it also provides safe, secure and efficient lighting significantly improving visibility for drivers and pedestrians on the installation,” said NAS Pensacola’s Installation Energy Manager Sabrina Williams. The work included the replacement of more than 900 high- and low-pressure sodium light fixtures with brighter, more efficient LED lights.
The project’s energy savings will make significant contributions toward the mandated requirements of the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007 and Executive Order 13423, which require specific reductions in energy in federal facilities of at least 30 percent by fiscal year 2015. The LED lighting upgrade contract was awarded in December of 2012. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law by Congress in 2009 and is more commonly known as the “stimulus package.” The goal of the act is to create jobs and spur economic activity by investing in long-term growth through tax cuts, funding entitlement programs and funding federal contracts, grants and loans. More information on the ARRA can be found at www.recovery.gov. NavFac is the systems command that delivers and maintains quality, sustainable facilities, acquires and manages capabilities for the Navy’s expeditionary combat forces, provides contingency engineering response, and enables energy security and environmental stewardship. Additional updates and information about NAVFAC can be found on social media sites Facebook and Twitter; visit www. facebook. com/ navfac and www. twitter. com/ navfac.
In the “1914 Mile Challenge,” an event commemorating NAS Pensacola’s 100-year anniversary, teams can work out and log miles at the Radford Fitness Center (above).
‘1914 Mile Challenge’ a workout opportunity for base’s centennial Story, photo by Aly Altonen NASP Public Affairs Intern
Are you ready to do the equivalent of 73 marathons in 10 months? The “1914 Mile Challenge” is just that. To commemorate the 100th year anniversary of NAS Pensacola, established in 1914, teams of no more than seven individuals will compete to finish a total of 1,914 miles by Nov. 14. “It’s kind of like a New Year’s resolution type of event,” said AZ2 Christopher McDonald, who is in charge of the challenge. Although it
may seem tough, it is open to anyone and everyone, whether you are an exercise enthusiast, or just someone who wants to get in better shape. The only requirement
is that participants are MWR patrons from NASP or Corry Station. “We encourage any type of cardio activity,” said McDonald. This includes running, elliptical, rowing and ARC machine. The only exercise that does not count is cycling since it is easy to accumulate miles.” Log books will be located at Radford Fitness Center, Portside, and Corry Gym so that members from each team can record their miles. Miles will be put in a database and totaled throughout the year.
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World’s only flying B-29 Superfortress heading to Pensacola Feb. 13-16 CAF ‘AirPower History Tour’ will bring FIFI and other rare World War II aircraft From Commemorative Air Force
Residents of Pensacola will witness a rare sight Feb. 13 when the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) iconic Boeing B29 Superfortress bomber “FIFI” – the only remaining flying example of the aircraft in the world – lands at Pensacola International Airport. FIFI will be accompanied by the true combat veteran P-51 Mustang “The Brat III;” the only Curtiss SB2C Helldiver in the world; and the C-45 Expeditor “Bucket of Bolts.” The aircraft, all part of the CAF AirPower History Tour, will be on display and offering rides throughout the stop. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the B-29 and purchase rides on all of the visiting aircraft. The airplanes will be on the ramp Feb. 13-16. The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, first flown in 1942, began active service in 1944 and is perhaps best known as the aircraft whose missions over Japan helped bring about the end of World War II. It was designed as a replacement for the older B17s and B-24s, with longer range and greater bomb loads. The B-29 was also used in the Korean War in the early 1950s and was a staple of the U.S. Air Force until the late 1950s. FIFI, celebrating her 40th year of flight with the CAF in 2014, will visit local airports in 11 Florida cities during February and March as the feature aircraft in the CAF AirPower History Tour. The tour brings aircraft, pilots and crews from more than 70 CAF units across the country together to create an
The world’s only flying Boeing B-29 Superfortress will be in town Feb. 13-16 at Pensacola International Airport’s Pensacola Aviation Center (4145 Jerry L. Maygarden Road). For more information, visit www.AirPowerTour.org.
ever-changing assortment of touring military aircraft. The airplanes bring the sights, smells and sounds of World War II aviation history to audiences across the United States. These aircraft are “hands on” history lessons for young and old alike. The cost for admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children older than 10 and younger than 18. Children age 10 and younger are free. All of the airplanes will be on static display when they are not flying. B-29 cockpit tours are included in the admission price and rides are available in most of the airplanes. Ride prices range from $65 to $1,995. Ride reservations may be made at www.AirPowerTour.org where additional information about each tour stop can also be found. The Commemorative Air Force honors the men and
women who built, maintained and flew in these airplanes during World War II. The organization believes that is best accomplished by maintaining the airplanes in flying condition; taking the airplanes to the people allowing them to experience the sight and sound of the aircraft in flight. About the CAF’s B-29 Superfortress, FIFI: The B-29 was acquired by the CAF in the early 1970s when a group of CAF members found her at the U.S. Navy Proving Ground at China Lake, Calif., where she was being used as a missile target. The airplane was rescued and restored and flew for over thirty years until 2006 when the chief pilot made the decision to ground her pending a complete power plant refit. What followed was an extensive four-year restoration that included replac-
ing all four engines with new custom-built hybrid engines. FIFI returned to the sky in 2010 and since that time has traveled coast to coast attracting large crowds at every tour stop. Learn more about FIFI and her tour schedule at www.AirPowerTour.org. About the P-51 Mustang: The P-51 is one of the most revered fighters in World War II – some say possibly the greatest airplane ever designed. It entered service in Europe in the spring of 1944 as a primary long-range escort fighter. It held 1,880 rounds of .50-caliberammunition in six guns, a flying range of 1,650 miles with external drop tanks, and a top speed of 440 mph at 30,000 feet. Mustangs were a deadly opponent in battle and destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft in the air, more than any other United States
fighter in World War II. P-51s were flown in the Pacific theater by the end of 1944 and escorted B-29s on long range missions to Japan. More than 13,500 P-51s were built and flown in the U.S. Air Force into the mid 1950s. About the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver: This SB2C, operated by the CAF West Texas Wing, is the only one of its kind still flying. The Helldiver was developed to replace the Douglas SBD Dauntless. It was a much larger aircraft and able to operate from the latest aircraft carriers of the time. The Helldiver carried a considerable array of armament and featured an internal bomb bay that reduced drag when carrying heavy ordinance. Saddled with demanding requirements set forth by both the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army Air Forces, the manufacturer incorporated features of a “multi-role” aircraft into the design. About the Commemorative Air Force: Collecting, restoring and flying vintage historical aircraft for more than half a century, the Commemorative Air Force ranks as one of the largest private air forces in the world. The CAF is dedicated to Honoring American Military Aviation through flight, exhibition and remembrance. A nonprofit educational association, the CAF has more than 8,000 members and a fleet of more than 150 airplanes distributed throughout the country to 70 units located in 27 states for care and operation. For more information, visit www. commemorative airforce. org. 1914 from page 1
Vice Adm. Bill Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel (left), speaks with Capt. Alan Dean, commanding officer of Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), and CMC Mike Knowles Jan. 24 following an all-hands call with NATTC students and staff. Photo by Lt. Jonathan Bacon
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Moran continued that they need to “make mature decisions, make the right decisions, take good shipmates with you, and have a designated driver. Your just ‘rolling the dice’ if you drink and then
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drive and you have no idea what will happen if you drive after drinking. You will be held accountable, so think about it.” Moran finished the call by reminding the students, “you are entering the most exciting period in naval aviation in many years. You are smart, dedicated, and you
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
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Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams, as well as the teammate that completes the most miles after Nov. 14 of this year. As of right now there are only two teams of seven, so there is plenty of space for more teams. Teams do not have to have seven people, although it does increase your chances of reaching the 1,914 mile mark faster. You can register at the Radford Fitness Center and Gym. There is no deadline on registration, but again, the sooner you start, the better chances you have of winning the 1914 Mile Challenge. For more information contact McDonald at 452-4333 or e-mail christopher.p. mcdona @navy.mil.
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You need a game plan for Super Bowl shopping trip By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
NFL Super Bowl XLVIII
Panic has set in. Soon, military folks everywhere will be mobbing the commissaries for necessary supplies and stockpiling items in their cabinets, pantries and refrigerators. Is there another Herculean Arctic superstorm headed our way? Is a typhoon spinning its way eastward across the Pacific? Is a deadly combination of high and lowpressure systems colliding in an apocalyptic whirlwind over our nation? Well, no. But seeing as the Super Bowl is the second largest day for U.S. food consumption after Thanksgiving, there is a perfectly good reason why people are shoving old retirees out of the way to grab the last jar of queso dip. After all, a bowl day without the traditional footballwatching foods would be downright catastrophic. So, as the mother of an Eagle Scout, I feel obligated to warn everyone to: “Be prepared.” Before you take on the pre-bowl crowds at the commissaries, be sure to ready the home front.
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• When: Scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2. • Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. • When: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos. • Tune in: FOX television network. • For more information: Go to www.nfl.com/super bowl/48.
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. Clear the refrigerator of useless items such as milk, eggs, fruits and vegetables. Other than a few sticks of celery to accompany the wings, toss any unprocessed foodstuffs that are taking up
precious space needed for bowl day essentials. Once the kitchen has been purged of all healthy, vitamin-fortified, low-fat, fiberrich foods, it is time to mentally prepare for what you might encounter at the commissary. Like a Roman gladiator ascending the catacombs of the Coliseum, like Muhammed Ali entering the ring to take on Joe Frazier, like the Greek soldiers climbing out of the wooden horse inside the gates of Troy, like the Duke of Wellington about to face Napoleon’s army at Waterloo, like the real housewives of New Jersey sitting down to dinner – you must be ready to wage a battle of epic proportions. As you jot down the arsenal of foods needed for Super Bowl sustenance, breathe deeply and meditate on the past. Gone are the archaic bowl
days of yesteryear, when football fans survived on outdated canned-meat party sandwiches, pimento cheese spreads and gelatin salads. Thanks to modern advances in processed cheese technology, the invention of Buffalo wings (origins are “hotly” debated), and the mass-production of tortilla chips in 1994, we are fortunate to have a proliferation of delicious modern bowl day snack foods at our disposal. Presuming you can find an available shopping cart without committing aggravated assault, enter the commissary with a strategy. Don’t just join the stream of shoppers like some kind of amusement park pony, strike out on your own and hunt down your targets. Unlike every other commissary trip, it is actually a good idea to bring the chidren. As your secret weapons, they will enable you to divide and conquer.
Send each one on a mission: “Lilly, you’re going in for three jars of salsa. Anna, you’re in charge of peanuts. Hayden, you’re almost a man now, so I’m trusting you to find those little smoked sausages for pigs in a blanket. Can you do it?!” “Yes, ma’am!” “Now, GO, GO, GO!!” With your cart filled to the brim with every snack food known to modern man, head to the check out lanes, but do not waste precious time standing in line. Simply feign some kind of cardiac episode – a la Fred Sanford’s “It’s the big one, Elizabeth!” – and fellow shoppers will surely let you cut in line so you can get to the nitroglycerin pills you “left in the car.” It might sound far fetched, but when they see all the pork products and processed cheeses in your cart, they will be convinced that your arteries are harder than a coffin nail and guide you straight to the head of the line. Finally at home with your snack foods stockpiled and beverages chilling, you can finally breathe easy, knowing that you can eat your face off during the game. Disaster averted.
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Sailors rest easy at NHP sleep clinic By MC1 James Stenberg Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs
veryone has had the occasional sleepless night, but regular sleep problems can interfere with daily life and can be signs of a serious health problem. The sleep clinic at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) is able to help find out if someone’s sleepless nights are being caused by something as simple as stress or a more underlying issue such as a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders cause more than just restless nights. The lack of quality sleep can have a negative impact on a person’s energy, emotional balance and health. “A person that wakes up throughout the night because they are having trouble breathing or are having some other underlying condition can start to feel effects on their cognitive and mental functions,” said HM3 John Betts, leading petty officer, Neurology/Sleep Clinic, NHP. “If you deprive someone of sleep for 24, 48 or even 72 hours, they are not going to be functioning right. Their decision making abilities are going to decrease and the ability to function accordingly or to think (clearly) will start
being affected tremendously as time goes on without sleep.” According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardio- HM3 John Betts, leading petty officer at the neurology/sleep clinic at Naval Hospital Pensacola, attaches vascular disease, obesity diagnostic equipment to a Sailor in preparation for a sleep study. NHP performs sleep studies in an attempt and depression. Not get- to diagnose and treat sleep disorders. Photo by MC1 James Stenberg ting enough sleep is assoall NHP beneficiaries ciated with the onset of Sleep disorders through referral only. If these diseases and may Sleep-related difficulties – typically called sleep disorders – affect many beneficiaries think that also complicate their people. Major sleep disorders include: they may have a sleep management and out• Insomnia: An inability to fall or stay asleep that can result in funcdisorder, they should talk come. tional impairment throughout the day. to their primary care A common sleep disor• Narcolepsy: Excessive daytime sleepiness combined with sudden manager or Medical der is sleep apnea. Sleep muscle weakness; episodes of narcolepsy are sometimes called “sleep Home Port Team and disapnea is where a person’s attacks” and may occur in unusual circumstances. cuss their options. breathing temporarily • Sleep apnea: Interrupted sleep caused by periodic gasping or “snort“Sleep is the most imstops due to a blockage of ing” noises or momentarily suspension of breathing. portant thing (we do) bethe upper airways and the – From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cause we spend a third of Sleep Clinic can identify our life doing it,” said this disorder by monitorShawn Roy, Sleep Clinic ing a person while sleep- decreases and over time tory of cardiac issues and as much oxygen as they manager at NHP. “When that can take a toll on they have apnea, it would should so it can start ing. be best to correct that causing more issues in it’s being disrupted by ei“What we are trying to your body.” Anyone who has sleep issue as soon as possi- the future for cardiac pa- ther sleep apnea or other find (while observing a things, our quality of life patient sleeping) is if apnea and has had heart ble,” Betts said. “When tients.” The Sleep Clinic at tends to go down, both there is a lack of breath- problems should be your oxygen saturation ing or an apneic event, treated for the sleep apnea drops, there is not enough NHP has six beds to per- mental and physical.” For more news from which is no breathing,” because they are more at oxygen flowing through form sleep studies and Naval Hospital Pensacola, Betts said. “When you risk for developing future your body. This means all conducts the studies go to www.navy.mil/local/ your organs, including Monday through Thursstop breathing at night, cardiac complications. “If a patient has a his- your heart, are not getting day. The clinic is open to nh_pensacola/. your oxygen saturation
March 29 half marathon and 5K has rock ’n’ roll theme By Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs
The first-ever Blue Angels Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K (3.1 miles) is scheduled for March 29 aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, and it promises to bring out the hidden rocker in everyone. Both races will start at 8 a.m. and the courses will be entirely on NAS Pensacola. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society,
which provides financial support to Sailors and Marines, and the 2014 Pensacola Area Navy Ball. The Blue Angels Rock N Fly will not just be about running, but will also provide entertainment for spectators and runners throughout the entire event. “The Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K is not just a race, but an event with live music and contests,” said Cmdr. Mike Kohler, director of Health Benefits, Naval Hospital Pensacola, and the race director. “The race is also an opportunity for our community to come out and enjoy
NAS Pensacola while supporting the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society, dress up as a rock star if they like and listen to some great music. It should be fun for everyone.” While there will be awards for top finishers in different age groups, the Blue Angels Rock N Fly is more about having fun than competition. As runners complete the courses, they will hear a cornucopia of music from classic rock to modern pop to keep them motivated. After the half marathon, runners and spectators will be entertained with perform-
ances by local Pensacola bands on the main stage. There will be a mullet and best dressed rocker contest, but you might want to keep spandex to a minimum because this is a family event. Registration cost for the half marathon is $65 by March 16 and $32 for the 5K if also done by March 16. Everyone who registers will receive a poster and T-shirt and all half marathon finishers will receive a medal. For more information or to register, visit www.runrockn fly.com.
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CNRSE visits Pensacola training commands By Lt. Jonathan Bacon NATTC PAO
ear Adm. Ricky Williamson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE), toured Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola, during a visit to NAS Pensacola Jan. 21. The visit was part of Williamson’s swing through Florida, as he toured Navy commands and units on the Florida Gulf Coast, including NAS Pensacola, NAS Whiting Field and Naval Support Activity Panama City. During his visit at NAS Pensacola, Williamson toured the National Naval Aviation Museum, Sherman Field Base Ops, Naval Aviation Schools Command’s Rescue Swimmer School, NATTC and NASP Corry Station. At NATTC, Williamson visited Chevalier Hall, where he
walked through the Aviation Support Equipment Mobile Maintenance Generator Lab, Air Conditioning Lab, the John Finn Memorial Aviation Ordnance Strand Hangar, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Jet Engine Lab, Aviation Structural Mechanic Metal Fabrication Lab and an electronic classroom. Accompa-
Rear Adm. Ricky Williamson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, (left) holds an informal question-and-answer session with NAS Pensacola Sailors during a stop to the base’s Forrest Sherman Field Air Operations Department. Photo by Mike O’Connor
nying Williamson through NATTC was Capt. Alan Dean, NATTC’s commanding officer. “I appreciate Rear Adm. Williamson taking the time to visit NATTC and see our facilities,” Dean said. “We do our very best to be good stewards of our training and berthing facilities, and tours like this are an opportunity to showcase them. As well, today’s visit was opportunity to show the areas we want to upgrade to improve the training process and ensure the Navy is getting the best value for its training and facility funds.” From Chevalier Hall, Williamson visited NATTC’s USS Abraham Lincoln Barracks. At the barracks, Williamson observed firsthand the living conditions of NATTC’s students, as well the progress of repairs from a recent water leak. Since Williamson is a part of Navy Installations Command, much of the focus of the tour was upon the buildings themselves. However, as Williamson himself pointed out, “there is a synergy that exists between training and the installation. In-
Rear Adm. Ricky Williamson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, (center) learns about the training aviation machinist’s mates receive in Naval Air Technical Training Center’s Jet Engine Lab during a visit to NAS Pensacola. Photo by Lt. Jonathan Bacon
stallations such as NAS Pensacola would not exist without the training mission. A holistic approach should be taken with facilities concerns and the training mission to ensure the fleet is receiving the best Sailors.” For more than 70 years, NATTC has been delivering training and increasing readiness within the Naval Aviation Enterprise. NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy and Marine students annually. The majority of the student body is comprised of enlisted personnel attending “A” schools, where they are gaining the knowledge and skills required to perform in
fleet as technicians at the apprentice level. NATTC’s advanced schools provide higher-level technical knowledge for senior petty officers, and specialty schools offer specific skills not particular to any one rating, such as airman apprentice training, maintenance, personal financial management and shipboard aircraft firefighting. NATTC also conducts technical training for officers in aviation fuels, carrier air traffic control center operations, aircraft launch and recovery equipment, shipboard aircraft fire fighting and amphibious air traffic control center operations.
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CNRSE Rear Adm. Rick Williamson visits NAS Whiting Field Jan. 22 By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office
s he took a swing through several military installations along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Rear Adm. Rick Williamson spent a day meeting with and learning about NAS Whiting Field’s personnel and facilities. ness. “You provide the best pilots the world has ever Rear Adm. Rick Williamson illustrates a point during a meeting with the NAS Whiting seen. You should be Field staff. Photo by Jay Cope proud of that and it is my job to man, train, their money.” “I have been a lot of lunch, she also met with and equip you to be able NAS Whiting Field places that are military other school liaison ofto continue to do that,” Commanding Officer towns. You are all ficers, the regional Milhe stated before he em- Capt. Matthew Cough- doing Family Life it right,” itary phasized the need for lin then took Williamson said. “The Counselor for local austerity measures that Williamson for an office support that the base is schools, and other should be expected in call to meet Training Air getting in this region is members of the FFSC the future. “However, Wing Five Commodore amazing. Other places team. we have got to change Capt. James Fisher and support their military, Their visit provided the way we do business. on a tour of the installa- but here, there is a per- NAS Whiting Field We work for the folks tion’s facilities includ- sonal touch, and it is valuable face-time with outside the fences and ing the North and South greatly appreciated.” Williamson and his we owe it to the Ameri- Field air traffic control Robin Williamson re- wife so they would be can people not to waste towers, the water plant, ceived a concurrent tour able to understand the and several of Whiting of the base that focused installation, the surField’s Navy Outlying on education and family rounding community, Landing Fields. Sepa- programs. She attended and the role both play in rating the facilities tour briefings at the Fleet military readiness. “It was a great visit. was lunch with a num- and Family Support ber of Santa Rosa Center, visited the Child It’s always nice to meet County dignitaries in- Development Center, with your boss and cluding County Com- and spoke with mem- showcase the installamissioner Don Salter, bers of the Coalition of tion and its mission, Milton Mayor Guy Sailors Against De- while at the same time Decisions gaining insight into the Thompson, Chamber of structive Regional priorities for Commerce Executive (CSADD). installations,” She was escorted by all Director Donna Tucker, and other VIPs. The the School Liaison Offi- Coughlin said. “The setting was an ideal op- cer Chris Hendrix, NAS tour also gave us an opportunity for Whiting Field Ombuds- portunity to display Williamson to express man Daisy Johnson, what NAS Whiting his gratitude for the sup- and ACC Jaqueline Field does well, our export NAS Whiting Field Williams who repre- ceptional relationship receives from the sur- sented several of the with the community, rounding community on programs in which she and provide exposure to Robin Williamson talks with NASWF ombudsman Daisy Johnson during a briefing at is interested. During future challenges.” a regular basis.
Along with several of his staff members and his wife, Robin, Williamson stopped at Whiting Field for the first time since taking command of Navy Region Southeast. His day started early with a 7 a.m. visit to the midfield hangar to present the awards for NAS Whiting Field’s Sailor of the Year, Junior Sailor of the Year and Bluejacket of the Year. In short order, Williamson moved on to the atrium for a military community update
breakfast where he addressed Santa Rosa County leaders and expressed his appreciation for their support of the installation and its service members. Before he embarked on a tour of base facilities, Williamson addressed the senior staff for the base in the command building’s conference room. In addition to praising the staff’s work and effort, he also cautioned that changes are coming to the way the military does busi-
the NASWF Fleet and Family Support Center. Photo by Ens. Lindsey Stevenson
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Chili cook-off scheduled for today
Escambia Christian School will present its 15th annual ECS Cougar Chili Cook-off from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 31, at Escambia Christian School Gymnasium, 3311 West Moreno St. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets at the door are $7.50 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Ticket price includes all of the chili you can eat, dessert, crackers and cornbread. Soft drinks are not included. For more information, call 433-8476.
Event offers academy, NROTC info
The eighth annual Pensacola USNA/NROTC Information Symposium is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 1, in the Blue Angel Atrium at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Alumni Chapter of Pensacola. The primary purpose of the seminar is to provide middle and high school students with information. Admission is free, but space is limited and you must sign up in advance via e-mail to usna email@example.com. For more information, go to http://pensacola. usnachapters.com/admissions2.htm.
Antarctic explorers scheduled to meet
The Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet at noon tomorrow, Feb. 1, at the Shrimp Basket Restaurant, 709 North Navy Blvd. All interested parties are welcome. For more information, call 456-3556.
Symphony offers two concerts
The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming performances include: • “Mozart Madness!” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 1, at the First United Methodist Church. • “A Night at the Movies” featuring Academy Award-winning composer Bill Conti at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at Pensacola Saenger Theatre. Tickets are available by calling the Symphony Box Office at 435-2533 or online at www.pensacolasymphony.com.
NMCRS has openings for volunteers
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) has openings for client service assistants (CSAs) and financial caseworkers at their office aboard NAS Pensacola. Volunteers for these positions should be computer literate. The NMCRS also has openings for cashiers and other retail store positions at its thrift shop on Corry Station. The NMCRS will provide training, mileage reimbursement and child care for volunteers. For more information, call 452-2300 and ask for Ginny Goodman, Amanda Shadden or Jackie Whitney.
Special Olympics plans Mardi Gras run
Special Olympics is kicking off the Mardi Gras season with a 5K and one-mile fun run and walk Feb. 8 in the East Hill neighborhood. Strollers, wheelchairs and pets are welcome. Following the race, there will be a finish line party with food, beer, music and family friendly activities. You can participate as an individual or as a team. Early packet pickup is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Bayview Community Center, 2001 East Lloyd St. Race-day registration and packet pickup is 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Bayview Community Center. Participants take off at noon and 12:15 p.m. Feb. 8 at Bayview Park, 2001 East Lloyd St. Sign up at https://www.Firstgiving.com/SOFL/ MardiGras2014. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/MardiGrasFunRun Pensacola.
Group reschedules run for Feb. 8
The Krewe du Ya Yas’ Keeping Abreast Foundation inaugural four-mile I Pink I Can Run has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 8. at the Flora-Bama Lounge, 17401 Perdido Key Drive. The group’s mission is to raise awareness in the community and help economically challenged men and women receive early detection mammograms. To register, go to http://www.active.com/ pensacola-florida-fl/running/distance-runningraces/i-pink-i-can-run-4-mile-run-2014. Cost is $30. Online registration will close at 8 p.m. Feb. 5. For more information, go to http://kreweduyayas.com/i-pink-i-can-run.htm or contact Jacqui O’Connell at ipinkicanrun@gmail or 516-9154.
Tickets on sale for PCARA comedy
“Remember When ... Back In The Good Ol’ Dayz!” is scheduled for Feb. 13-16 at Pensacola Little Theatre. The comedy is being presented by PCARA Productions.
Air museum packs schedule full of events Story, photo from National Naval Aviation Museum
History, films and music will be in the spotlight during a series of upcoming events at the National Naval Aviation Museum. As part of its Discovery Saturday series, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation has scheduled an appearance by award-winning military historian and author Bruce Gamble at 10 a.m. Feb. 22. Gamble will present and sign his new book, “Target: Rabaul,” the final book in his World War II “War in the Pacific” trilogy. Other upcoming events include: • “Breakfast and a Movie”: A series of classic films on the IMAX giant screen with continental breakfast and coffee served in a take-home stainless travel mug every Tuesday through Feb. 25. Movies start at
Tent hangars line the shore at the Pensacola Navy Yard in 1914 after the arrival of the first naval aviators.
9 a.m. and doors open at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $8 per person. Featured movies will be “To Fly!” Feb. 4; “Storm Chasers,” Feb. 11; “Dolphins, ” Feb. 18; and “Everest,” Feb. 25. • The Glenn Miller Orchestra in concert: Big band music will be in full swing when the Glenn Miller Orchestra performs a live concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The Cubi Bar Café will be open before the concert beginning at 5:15 p.m. and feature a special
Tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at Lifeway Christian Music Store, 1654 Airport Blvd., No. 500; the Pensacola Little Theatre box office; or online at www.pcaraonline.com. For more information and group discounts, call Leroy Williams at 293-5345.
Prayer breakfast scheduled for Feb. 8
The 38th annual Governmental Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 8 at New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox St. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Bernard Yates. The cost is $12 per person or $100 for a reserved table for eight. For individual reservations, call 4367857 by Feb. 4.
Replicas of Columbus ships to visit
Replicas of Columbus’ ships the Pinta and the Nina will be open for tours at the Oyster Bar Restaurant & Marina, 13700 River Road in Perdido Key from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13. The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. The Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina. It is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced “sailing museum” for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the “caravel,” a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. While in port, the public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students ages 5 to 16. Admission is free for ages 4 and younger. The ships will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservations necessary. Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call (787) 672-2152 or e-mail columfnd1492@ gmail.com. A minimum of 15 people are required for tours, and the price is $5 per person. For more information, go to www.thenina.com.
DFC Society plans to meet Feb. 13
Members of the Pensacola chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society will meet at Franco’s restaurant, 523 East Gregory St., at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13. The military award of the DFC is made to aviators and crew members of all services and civilians for heroism and achievement during aerial flight. Meetings are open to members, active duty and retired, spouses, significant others and those interested. Meetings are the second Thursday of every other month. For more information, call Joe Brewer at 453-9291 or go to www.dfcsociety.net.
Chorus has sweetheart Valentine deal
Barbershop quartets from the Fiesta Barbershop Chorus will fan out across the Gulf Coast to deliver singing valentines. For $50, a quartet will deliver two songs, sung in barbershop harmony, a card with your personal message and a rose. Valentines can be delivered Feb. 14 or arrangements can be made for delivery on Feb. 13, Feb. 15 or Feb. 16. For more information or to make reservations,
menu and cash bar. Tickets are $30 for general public and $25 for Foundation members and groups of 20 or more. Preferred seating is available for $50 (advance sale only). Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the museum, by phone at 453-2389 or online at www.navalaviationmuseum.org/glennmiller. For a list of events, exhibits and attractions at the museum, visit www.NavalAviationMuseum.org or call the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at 453-2389.
call 520-6222. You can also go to www.barbershop.org and click singing Valentines.
Scholarship applications available
Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program are available at commissaries or on the Internet at www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods, not e-mailed or faxed. This year’s award amount has risen to $2,000, and the program awards at least one scholarship at each commissary with qualified applicants. An applicant must be a dependent, unmarried child, younger than 21 – or 23 if enrolled as a fulltime student at a college or university – of a service member on active duty, reserve or Guard member, retiree or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty, or survivor of a retiree. Applicants should ensure that they and their sponsor are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database and have a military ID card. For more information, students or sponsors should call scholarship managers at (856) 616-9311 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autism groups plans March 29 walk
Autism Pensacola will present a fundraising walk, Steps for Autism 2014, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 at the Pensacola State College main campus track. Team meetings are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and March 13 at Seville Quarter. To register and create a team, visit www.autismpensacola.org/steps.html, and click on the link to register. For more information, call 434-7171.
Hit the trails with Western Gate group
The Florida Trail Association develops, maintains, protects and promotes hiking trails throughout the state. Members of the Western Gate Chapter of the group, which includes Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, organize regular hikes, campouts, backpacking and canoe trips and bike excursions. For more information about the group’s activities, go to westgate.floridatrail.org or sign up at www.meetup.com/ftawesterngate/.
Sea Cadet program available at NASP
NAS Pensacola’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (1318 years old) and U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps (1113 years old) are enrolling interested youths. The unit meets one weekend per month throughout the year. Cadets participate in civic activities and training events to develop a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance. The program is open to both military and non-military affiliated youths. Adult volunteers are also welcome. The unit is located in the old veterinary clinic (Bldg. 626A) behind the USO on NASP. Fee is $150 for initial enrollment. For more information, go to www.seacadets.org or contact Lt. j.g. Darrell Harp at email@example.com or Luis Sepulveda at 458-1088.
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Super Bowl XLVIII
AFC champions Denver Broncos are scheduled to take on NFC champions Seattle Seahawks to decide the NFL champion for the 2013 season at the MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. Feb. 2 • 5:25 p.m. • Tune in: FOX television network • For more information: Go to www.nfl.com/superbowl/48. From media reports
eather may make a difference in this year’s matchup: with wave after wave of “Alberta Clipper/Polar Vortex” cold fronts predicted, organizers are making the Super Bowl time and date a flexible one subject to winter weather conditions. The date of Feb. 2 has never before seen a Super Bowl, and the game will pit the league’s top offense (Denver Broncos) vs. the top defense (Seattle Seahawks), which has not happened since Super Bowl XXXVII. The halftime show will feature American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars and pop-rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And for those viewers that claim they tune in just for the ads, the always-pricy spots will cost $4 million for each 30-second ad.
It will be a game of several other firsts, in addition to the potential weather changes. Super Bowl XLVIII will be the first to take place outside in a cold-weather city stadium. The New York metro area hasn’t seen an NFL championship since Dec. 30, 1962, when the Green Bay Packers defeated the New York Giants (16-7) in the original Yankee Stadium. It’s also the first since Super Bowl X to be played outside on artificial turf.
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Cheering your favorite team to victory in this year’s Super Bowl could work up some hearty appetites at your house. So, be prepared with tasty treats that even the losing team supporters will love. Buffalo Chicken Dip Makes five cups or about 20 servings. To make it “family” size, cut recipe in half. Ingredients 2 (10-ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup ranch dressing 3/4 cup hot pepper sauce 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 4inch pieces 1 (8-ounce) box chicken-flavored crackers
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garlic 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce 3 pounds drumsticks (about 12) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, combine preserves, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic and hot pepper sauce. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until preserves are melted. Arrange drumsticks in a single layer in a 13-x-9inch baking pan. Pour sauce over drumsticks, turning to coat. Bake, uncovered, for 40 to 45 minutes or until chicken is done, spooning sauce over drumsticks several times while baking.
Jokes & Groaners Great football quotes “Football is like life; it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” - Vince Lombardi “When you win, nothing hurts.” – Joe Namath “Football combines two of the worst things in American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.” – George Will
Super-bad jokes Playing possum: Why are the (insert team) like a possum? Because they play dead at home and get killed on the road. Time to go: After spending all day watching football, Jimmy fell asleep in front of the TV and spent the whole night in the chair. In the morning, his wife woke him up right before work. “Get up dear,” she said, “it’s 20 to 7.” He awoke with a start and said, “In whose favor?” Q: Why are football stadiums always cool? A: Because they’re full of fans.
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Navy training headquarters recognizes top performers By Ed Barker NETC PAO
he Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced its 2013 Senior Civilian of Year (SCoY) and Junior Civilian of the Year (JCoY) Jan. 22. Rear Adm. Don Quinn, who recently retired as NETC commander, lauded the awardees as an indispensable part of the education and training mission. “The NETC team members we honor as civilians of the year and quarter are shining examples and representative of the highlytrained professionals we have throughout the Navy training domain,” said Quinn. “Our civilian employees are a critical component of our warfighting capability and are a crucial part of our ability to enable fleet readiness by responding to fleet needs. The exemplary work carried out by these patriots every day in training commands around the world is key to the success of our Navy and Marine Corps team.” Katrina Chancellor, a program analyst in the Total Force Manpower division, was named the Senior Civilian of the Year. According to Chancellor, there is inspiration all around you when you work on a military installation.
“I thoroughly enjoy my job at NETC,” said Chancellor. “When I retired from military service, I was hoping to find employment that would allow me to continue to contribute to my country in a meaningful way. I am very happy that my job allows me to provide support to the men and women of our armed forces who are serving our country.” Erica Biron, the branch head for the Total Force Manpower Optimization branch and also Chancellor’s supervisor, described her performance and professionalism as truly exceptional. “Ms. Chancellor’s efforts have been focused on aligning our manning to support the surge in the number of Sailors in the training commands,” said Biron. “As the lead for enlisted quarterly demand planning, she works tirelessly to show the impact the planned accession throughput would have on our training sites, ultimately leading to a reduction in throughput. She
also managed the first large-scale definite direct recall of reservists to augment ‘A’ school instructors.” Paula Bares was selected 2013 Junior Civilian of the Year due to her outstanding performance as office automation assistant in the NETC headquarters administrative division. According to Bares, the award highlights the hard work of her entire office. “I’m beyond amazed by my selection,” said Bares. “There’s such talent at headquarters; seasoned professionals. Nothing has happened to me like this since I was on active duty. It puts a real spring in your step to be recognized by your boss for what you do.” According to Bares’ supervisor, Jackie Stoltz, administrative department supervisor, Bares stands out as an achiever because of her amazing dedication and work ethic. “Ms. Bares’ work is very im-
pactful on her customers,” said Stoltz. “She works pay and personnel issues, and if not done correctly and in a timely manner, it can have a significant impact on service members and their families.” In addition to the Civilian of the Year announcements, the NETC headquarters Civilians of the Quarter were also recognized. Jackie Stoltz was selected as Junior Civilian of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2013 due to her superior performance as administrative department supervisor. Honored to receive the award, Stoltz said that although it’s not glamorous, administrative processes are extremely important to one’s command. “I wouldn’t have received this honor if it weren’t for the dedication and hard work of the people in this division,” said Stoltz. “Their dedication to the people of NETC is steadfast and we’ve
seen significant improvements in this past year.” Mark Thorne, Corporate enterprise Training Activity Resource System (CeTARS) program manager for NETC’s Learning and Development Division (N7) in Norfolk, Va., was recognized as the NETC Senior Civilian of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2013. Thorne said he is honored by his selection and keenly aware of how hard others in the NETC organization work. “Everyone at NETC is extremely smart, experienced and motivated in support of Navy training,” said Thorne. “Each person has a technical role in our organization, but what gives me heart is the fact I always overhear that training Sailors is what we are here to do. We have a focus as an organization, regardless of our particular place or role in it. That’s a hallmark of a learning organization and an indicator that everyone here knows their work is extremely important.” NETC is the largest shore command in the Navy and is comprised of more than 12,000 military and staff personnel at more than 230 subordinate activities and detachments in the United States and at remote sites overseas. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ cnet/.
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DoD teams up with Sesame Street to teach children resilience By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service
ASHINGTON (NNS) – The Defense Department (DoD) and Sesame Street have unveiled a book and DVD to develop resilience in young children. Barbara Thompson, the director of the office of family policy/children and youth said “Little Children, BIG Challenges” lets military children know that challenges
are a part of life. Whether a child struggles with sitting quietly at dinner, or faces a bully, the Sesame Street characters can help. After several collaborations initiated by Sesame
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Street on topics such as grief, DoD wanted to “get ahead of the game,” Thompson said, and produce something preventive in nature. So “Little Children,” was born. “We wanted to build resilience and coping skills in young children (for) some of the everyday challenges young children face,” she said. The goal was to teach children to cope with and manage their emotions, stay positive and give them tools to overcome adversities in life, Thompson said.
A chapter on bullying, for example, teaches preschool children skills that they can use later in school, Thompson noted. “We want to make sure they know how to diffuse (a situation), how to respond to it and know they can seek help,” she added. The DVD isn’t something children can watch alone for entertainment, she said, calling it a “learning experience” that requires an adult to watch and discuss it with them. While most Sesame Street shows, books and DVDs are geared toward young children, the cop-
ing mechanisms taught in “Little Children, BIG Challenges” will show parents how to pass those skill sets along to their older children in middle and high school, Thompson added. Sesame Street’s follow-up research and evaluation on its first military child product showed “very positive feedback” from parents who said it helped them help their children understand the issue. All materials are in English and Spanish and are downloadable at Military OneSource (www. militaryonesource.mil/cyt
?content_id=275059). Additionally, a free Sesame Street phone app was recently launched on relocating. “The Big Moving Adventure,” Thompson said, is in the top-five of apps for children 5 and younger. “When they have the skills to label their feelings and to validate it’s OK to feel happy or sad ... and when we give kids the skills to verbalize and understand themselves, that self-regulation is probably the greatest gift we can give a child,” Thompson said.
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Members of the Krewe of Mystic Mafia participate in previous downtown Pensacola parade. Photo by Mike O’Connor
Mardi Gras fun on the schedule By Janet Thomas
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Fun events fill the schedule during the Mardi Gras season in Pensacola. The Krewe of Nereids Moon Pie Party is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. The all-female Krewe of Nereids host the party, and there is no charge to attend. Wear a zany hat and watch out for the Moon Pies that come sailing through the air. Everyone has to wear a costume for the Kids and Kritter Parade, a walking procession hosted every year on Pensacola Beach by the Krewe of Wrecks. The theme for the Feb. 22 event is “Out of This World.” Registration starts at 1 p.m. and the parade will begin at 2 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach Casino Beach
parking lot. Nothing motorized is allowed and pets must be friendly and under the control of the handler. Leashes must be shorter than 6 feet. There is no entry fee for children; the fee is $5 for each animal and you must bring tags and proof of vaccinations. You must bring your own beads to throw $5 for each animal. There are prizes for the best costumes and mini floats. Other area Mardi Gras events include: • 60th annual Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Parade at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 in downtown Pensacola. • Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras parade at 2 p.m. March 1 in downtown Pensacola. • Perdido Key Mardi Gras Festival and Cajun Cook-off from noon to 8 p.m. March 1. The event, which will include a
boat parade, fireworks and live music, will be centered around Hub Stacy’s at the Point, Galvez Landing. • Krewe of Wrecks Pensacola Beach Parade at 2 p.m. March 2 (rain or shine). • Red Beans and Rice at 11 a.m. March 3 Casino Beach parking lot on Pensacola Beach. • Pensacola Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to midnight March 4 in downtown Pensacola. For more information on events in Pensacola, call 4367638 or go to http://pensacolamardigras.com. For more information on events at Pensacola Beach, call 932-1500 or go to www.pensacolabeachmardigras.com. For more information on events in Perdido Key, call 492-4660 or go to www.visitperdido.com.
At the movies FRIDAY
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” PG, 5 p.m.; “47 Ronin” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Walking with Dinosaurs” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Paranomal Activity: The Marked Ones,” R, 8 p.m.
“Walking with Dinosaurs” (3D), PG, noon; “47 Ronin” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Monuments Men,” PG-13, 2 p.m. (free admission); “Grudge Match,” PG-13, 8 p.m.; “Saving Mr. Banks,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” PG, 3 p.m.; “Paranomal Activity: The Marked Ones,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” PG, noon; “47 Ronin” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Walking with Dinosaurs” (2D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Paranomal Activity: The Marked Ones,” R, 3:30 p.m.; “American Hustle,” R, 5:30 p.m.
“47 Ronin” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Paranomal Activity: The Marked Ones,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (3D), PG-13, 6 p.m.
“Walking with Dinosaurs” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” PG13, 7 p.m.; “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Grudge Match,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“Paranomal Activity: The Marked Ones,” R, 5 p.m.; “American Hustle,” R, 7 p.m.; “Saving Mr. Banks,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Grudge Match,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Walking with Dinosaurs” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “47 Ronin” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Take the plunge: Come to the MWR Villains, Vixens and Thieves Freeze Polar Bear Plunge at 10 a.m. Feb. 1 at Barrancas Beach. Bring warm clothes and towels. There will be a costume contest, hot chocolate and music. Free event open to active-duty, reservists, DoD and contracted personnel of NASP and family members. For more information, call 452-9429. • Youth Center Valentineʼs Dance: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 8 at NASP Youth Center. Children from age kindergarten to 12 can participate in contests and enjoy food and fun. $5 admission fee. For more information, call 452-2417 or 452-2296. • Youth Soccer and Baseball: Register Feb. 3 to Feb. 28 at the NASP Youth Center Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The season runs from March through May and all games are held at the Navy Youth Sports complex on Highway 98. There is a $50 registration fee that includes uniform and trophy. Registration is open to all dependents of active duty or retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists ages 4-14. For more information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling: Register for NOFFS performance training. Oneday course will teach you how to execute the exercises in the NOFFS program. You will also learn about proper nutrition to maximize performance. Classes are scheduled 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6, May 8, July 10, Aug. 7 and Oct. 2 at Radford Fitness Center. To register, e-mail Brian Hannah at email@example.com. For more information, call 452-6198. • American Red Cross Lifeguard classes: Minimum age is 15. Pre-test requirements include: Swim 300 yards freestyle and/or breaststroke, 20-yard brick retrieval and tread water for two-minutes with no hands. Pre-tests scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 12-13 and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 5-6. Classes scheduled for Jan. 27 to Feb. 3; Feb. 17-24 and March 10-17. Cost is $150. For more information, call 452-9429. • MWR facilities have several new year’s programs to help you achieve your fitness goals: Family Fitness New Year Resolution Program: Continues through May 9. Includes nutrition brief, support and weigh-ins. Biggest loser will get gift basket. For information, call 452-6004. Battle of the Branches: Continues throughout the year at Portside Fitness. Patrons can compete on the top 10 challenge ladder boards. For more information, call 452-7810. Radford Gymʼs Resolution Evolution: Continues through Dec. 31. Program 1: Participate in at least 15 group exercise classes and you will be eligible for a monthly prize drawing. Program 2: Each month will have an theme with a prize drawing. For information, call 452-9845. Wenzel Gymʼs New Year Resolution Incentive Program: Continues through February. Patrons will get one ticket for each class they attend. For more information, call 452-6753.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a confidential report, which does not trigger command nor law enforcement notification and the victim can have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • First Time Dads: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Come spend time learning about pregnant partners and new babies. You’ll be more prepared when the big day arrives. Training increases confidence – you will get a great foundation for your new family. Practice bathing and diapering, and learn about burping and holding a new baby. Talk about crying, child development, and sleep deprivation. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • New Parent Support’s Music and Movement Class: 10 a.m. Feb. 14. Toddlers welcome to attend. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • AMVETS ... Understanding Your VA
Benefits: 10 a.m. Feb. 27. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Personal Financial Management: A series of classes will be offered throughout the year covering topics such as car buying, using credit cards, developing a budget and spending plan and how to build your savings to reach your financial goals. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Stress management: Stress can damage your physical and mental health. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. Class explores different stress management tips and techniques. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Special Olympics Basketball: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Bayview Senior Center. Coaches are needed for the season. Teams will be 3x3 and 5x5. • Mardi Gras Parades: Feb. 28, March 1 and March 2 in downtown Pensacola and at Pensacola Beach. 32 volunteers needed to walk next to floats for safety and security. • VITA Office: Feb. 3 to March 15, Bldg. 680, Room 225 and Room 239. Make sure everything stays up and running and provide tax assistance. • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you
are interested, contact Faye White at 455-8280, option 4. • Boys and Girls Club of Escambia County: This mentoring program is meant to help school age children with their academics and homework. The tutoring is from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Applications must be submitted. This is an all year program. Contact Javonte Powell by phone at 438-0996 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours performed by every Sailor at NASP. Report any volunteer hours to receive due recognition and help NASP with Flagship Awards. For information on NASP Community Outreach office of volunteer activities, call 452-2532.
Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall Student Lounge, Second Deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday,
Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. Confessions scheduled 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.
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