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Vol. 77, No. 5

Region dispatch center coverage expands to 13 installations Onboard NASP, ‘9-1-1-’ will now reach emergency services By MC2(SW) Greg Johnson Region Southeast Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Navy Region Southeast (NRSE) is consolidating installation emergency dispatch services, including police, fire and emergency medical, into a single 911 call center. By the end of 2013, dispatch services for 13 installations will be centralized to the Region Dispatch Center (RDC) onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville. These efforts will include every installation throughout the region except for Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay and Naval Support Activity (NSA) Orlando. The consolidation is part of a larger, Navywide movement to consolidate each region’s emergency dispatch services into a single dispatch center located at regional headquarters. “Onboard NAS Pensacola, we have successfully executed the switchover from 4523333 to a simple 9-1-1 call,” said Burt Fenters, NASP emergency operations manager. “However, in the near term, the 452-3333 number will still get you emergency services if dialed.” According to Tom Fasanello, NRSE dispatch manager, the changes will help standardize the system. “Previously, each installation had its own dispatch center to respond to 911 and emergency service requests,” he said. “Additionally, the emergency numbers were not necessarily 911, depending on the location. As part of the RDC consolidation, a completely new 911 telephone routing system is being deployed.” The RDC currently dispatches for five installations, including NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport, NSA Panama City, Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport and NAS

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Women in combat: Crew of Navy’s first all-female E-2C Hawkeye combat mission visits NAS Pensacola Story, photo by Alex Sharp PAO Intern

On the one-year anniversary of its history-making flight, the crew of the Navy’s first all-female E-2C Hawkeye combat mission made an overnight stopover at NAS Pensacola. The crew was onboard NASP Jan. 24-25 to record a video segment for the National Naval Aviation Museum’s upcoming multimedia exhibit dedicated to preserving and celebrating the success of women in naval aviation. The exhibit is planned to open this year. “It is very humbling; we just want to do our jobs and love to fly,” said Lt. Cmdr. Tara Refo, plane commander. “We try very hard not to bring gender into the workplace, so to be highlighted for our gender is a little uncomfortable, but at the same time, if it helps inspire someone younger, its absolutely worth it.” Women have played an active role in naval aviation, said Hill Goodspeed, historian at the museum. Women got their start in naval aviation in World War I as clerical “yeomanettes” and became increasingly more active until the 1970s, when women were allowed

Members of an E-2C Hawkeye crew from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 – (left-right) Lt. Cmdr. Tara Refo, Lt. Nydia Williams, Lt. j.g. Ashley Ellison and Lt. Ashley Ruic – pause in front of their aircraft Jan. 25 during a visit to NAS Pensacola. The women aviators made history a year ago when they flew the first all-female E-2C Hawkeye combat mission.

to become “winged” naval aviation pilots. The combat mission carried out Jan. 25, 2012, was another milestone achievement. Flying from the deck of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the North Arabian

Sea, they carried out an airborne early warning radar patrol. “We are like an air traffic controller, in that we are the eyes of the fleet,” said radar operator Lt. j.g. Ashley Ellison. “We are able to see what is going on and report that

back to the carrier.” The Hawkeye is the largest plane able to be launched from an aircraft carrier; its primary mission is to keep track of all movement within the detectable range of the E-2C’s topside radar disc.

Volunteer tax preparation sites, hours of operation, info From VITA

The following are the hours of operation for the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites onboard NAS Pensacola, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), and CID/NASP Corry Station. NASP Bldg. 624: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-noon, walk-ins only; (1-3 p.m. appointments only). Friday 8 a.m.-noon walk-ins only. Call to make an appointment. (Appointments are only for disabled and

wounded warriors). NATTC Bldg. 3460 Rm. 633: MondayThursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. walk-ins only; Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. walk-ins only. NHP (fifth floor): Monday-Friday 8:3011 a.m. and noon-2:30 p.m. CID Corry Station Bldg. 511, Rm. 121: Monday-Friday 1-3 p.m. walk-ins only; 4-6 p.m. walk-ins only. For those who do not qualify for services on base, there are VITA sites in Escambia County. For more information or help with questions,

call the United Way’s central information site at 595-5905, or (855) 698-9435. Escambia County sites include: Pathways for Change Family Center: 2050 W. Blount St., Monday, 2-6 p.m. Pensacola State College (Pensacola Campus): 1000 College Blvd. (Bldg. 17, Rm. 1715), Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit http: //myfreetaxes. com /united wayescarosa.com for more information.

Corry Station galley open after $4.8 million renovation Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

USCGC Cypress conducts oil spill training ... Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress deploy components of the Spilled Oil Recovery System (SORS) Jan. 24 in Pensacola Bay. The operation was part of annual oil-spill response training to test the crew’s proficiency at operating the SORS equipment. Participants included members of the U.S. Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team from Mobile, Ala. Photo by Janet Thomas See story and photos, 4A.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Jan. 22 to celebrate the reopening of the Gold Coast Cafe at NASP Corry Station. NASP CO Capt. Chris Plummer and Center for Information Dominance CO Capt. Susan K. Cerovsky performed the honors at a small gathering of staff members and military leaders. The galley, which is located in Bldg. 1080, has been out of operation since May 14, 2012, said NAS Pensacola Food Service Officer Paul Poling. The $4.8 million renovation included the addition of all new windows, customer restrooms, a new air conditioning system, new plumbing and a new ceiling in the dining room. The project also included a redesign of the dish room and remodeling of the kitchen, Poling said. The galley was built in 1965 and the renovation project gave officials the

Marine Pfc. John Green carries a tray to his seat after selecting lunch at the Gold Coast Cafe Dining Facility at NASP Corry Station. The galley reopened Jan. 22 after an eight-month, $4.8 million renovation.

chance to make some basic fixes, such as adding air conditioning in the kitchen, Poling said. And customers no longer

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Air Force B-52 arrives onboard NAS Pensacola ... An unusual visitor to the base landed at NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field Jan. 17: a Boeing B-52 Stratofortress from 2nd Bomb Wing, 11th Bomb Squadron, located at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. According to Lt. Col. Todd Long, deputy commander, 479th Flying Training Group at NASP, the B-52 was here for an Air Force career day. The visit allowed Air Force students to have hands-on familiarization with the aircraft in order to make educated decisions, for those who haven’t chosen an airframe yet. The Navy has a similar exercise with its annual “fleet fly-ins” of various aircraft; student aviators get the opportunity to see what’s available and speak to crews actually at work in the aircraft type. (Above) An Air Force B-52 deploys a drogue parachute to shorten its runway roll during arrival at Sherman Field Jan. 17. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Officer Leadership Continuum key to growing Navy leaders By Susan Henson Center for Personal and Professional Development Public Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. –A recent update to the Naval Military Personnel Manual’s (MilPersMan) Navy Officer Leadership Continuum Training article defines milestone requirements for officer leadership training, Center for Personal and Professional Development leaders said Jan. 22. MilPersMan1301-906, which was signed Dec. 14, spells out when officers are required to attend Navy leadership training that is part of the Officer Leadership Continuum, which consists of the Division Officer Leadership Course (DIVOLC), Department Head Leadership Course (DHLC), Executive Officer Leadership Course (XOLC), Commanding Officer Leadership Course (COLC), and Major Commander Leadership Course (MCLC). “Navy leadership training is designed to provide officers with the tools to perform – and excel – in demanding leadership jobs regardless of community, specialty or job title,” said Capt. John Newcomer, CPPD’s commanding officer. “These courses focus on giving maritime professionals the tools to lead with courage, respect and trust and mentor future leaders to do the same.” XOLC, COLC and MCLC are offered via the Command Leadership School in Newport, R.I., and are available only to officers selected to those billets, with some exceptions for those selected for an officer-in-charge billet

to attend the COLC course on an as-available basis. DIVOLC and DHLC are offered at CPPD learning sites in several fleet concentration areas. The MilPersMan update restated the requirement for all officers in leadership positions to attend the appropriate CPPD leadership training either as part of their community pipeline, if offered, or through a CPPD learning site. The article defines the appropriate leadership training for department heads and division officers and also clears up previous confusion by providing corrected course names and course identification numbers, according to Cmdr. Jerome Morick, CPPD assistant director of training. “Communities that have established training pipelines for officers heading to division officer and department head billets get the necessary leadership training course through those pipelines,” Morick said. “Officers not en route to a department head or division officer tour who would like to attend the training, can enroll through their command training officer or representative.” Officer leadership training at all levels is a brief time-out for officers while in transition to the next level of leadership to reengage on the discussion of leadership skills, awareness, challenges and opportunities to prepare them for the leadership challenges they will face. It also provides an opportunity to share experiences and best practices among peers from within and outside one’s community, said Morick. “Attending these cours-

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es provide the tools and time for future division officers and department heads to focus ahead of their assignment and be ready for the challenges that will greet them as soon as they arrive,” said Cmdr. Kevin Boykin, CPPD Sites West director and CPPD Learning Site San Diego instructor. Navy leadership training is an iterative process, according to Morick. “It’s not meant to be a one-time segment of training that, once received, meets a check in the box. CPPD develops training focused to meet the needs of officers at particular career points. DIVOLC and DHLC are part of a leadership continuum that continues throughout the officer’s career. Just like education, this leadership training stays with you regardless of what you do throughout your life, whether you stay in the Navy or separate to pursue a civilian career,” he said. DIVOLC covers various situations in which division officers may find themselves, whether it involves briefing a senior officer on the status of the division, working with the chief in administering dayto-day division tasking, or sorting out conflicts between members of the division. Facilitators emphasize the importance of the chain of command and how division officers use the chain to meet the command’s mission, according to Lt. Dan Rogers, a CPPD Learning Site Dam Neck DIVOLC instructor. “DIVOLC is valuable because it provides a forum for junior officers to prepare for their roles as division officers through

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer 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,

practical exercises and the experiences of both the instructors and their fellow classmates. Students do not always realize it, but they often can find all of the answers they need from the network that develops between them

and their classmates,” Rogers said. In addition to courses offered at one of CPPD’s learning sites, the command also has the ability to provide DIVOLC and DHLC to nearly any command in any location in the

world via a Mobile Training Team (MTT) based on need and command support, according to Morick. For more information about the CPPD, visit: https:// www. netc.navy. mil/ centers/cppd/.

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Meridian. Residents at these locations will continue to dial 911 for emergency services after the consolidation. For those installations yet to consolidate, instructions for emergency notification procedures will be distributed prior to any changes. In addition to standardizing the emergency notification process throughout the region’s installations, the consolidation will also provide some technological advantages, Fasanello said. “The RDC also has an New decals have been placed on NASP’s advanced computer-aided dis- phones to remind callers to dial 9-1-1 in the patch system that automates the event of an emergency. exact response recommendation based on the nature and location of the emergency. It also provides a mapped location of the caller. In addition, RDC dispatchers are certified to administer emergency medical instructions prior to the arrival of emergency medical technicians to the scene,” Fasanello said. While the time frame for the consolidation will vary depending on location, the RDC will make public awareness a priority, Fasanello said. “At about two months out, we will begin to work very closely with the installation and coordinate an agreesive public awareness campaign,” he said. Galley from page 1

have to walk through the kitchen to get to the bathrooms. The new design features a bigscreen electronic menu board with two cafeteria-style food lines. Customers also have a variety of choices including a taco bar and pizza. Seating capacity was also expanded, Poling said. “We have seating for about 530 people,” he said. “That is about 40 more seats than we had before.” David Humphrey, the general manager, and his staff are happy to be back in the building after serving meals in temporary quarters across the street for the past eight months. Poling said no changes are planned The Rhodes Building, 41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 402, Pensacola, FL 32504, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to scott.hallford@navy.mil. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.

in staffing, which includes employees of Gulf Coast Enterprises, the largest private employer of persons with disabilities in Northwest Florida. On Monday, hungry customers were lined up out the front door at the galley. SA Jesse Novak, an IT student at Corry Station, said he enjoys the atmosphere of the renovated galley. “The food is better than it was before,” he said. “The service is quick and good and everyone is very friendly. And it is nice to be eating with proper silverware now.” During renovation, they had to use disposable silverware, he said. Novak also is a fan of the breakfast omelet bar, which offers a choice of egg-white only omelets.

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Warm Florida winter can’t melt my love of snow Story, photo by Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

I love snowy white winters, but ever since the Navy moved us to Florida, the only flakes we see are floating in milkfilled cereal bowls. So, I sit on my sunny screened porch in January, surrounded by green grass, ocean breezes and palm trees, and I dream of snow. I know, I know, that’s nuts. Crazy. Certifiable. But I can’t help it. Something was imprinted in my psyche many years ago, something that makes me associate winter with snow, and snow with pleasure. As a child growing up in Pennsylvania, my heart filled with anticipation at the first snow. To us, snow, especially in copious amounts, meant fun. Snowballs, sled riding, hot chocolate, and one of the most joyous occasions in a child's life – snow days. I can recall falling off my flying red plastic sled in a puff of white on the hill behind our house, and laying a minute or two, to make sure I was still in one piece and to listen to the silence – how the snow absorbs noise and brings a soft quietness to the air. Packed and padded in protective layers, I felt swaddled like a baby, watching my breath ascend over me into the air. It was pure joy. Ironically, a serious sledding accident in the winter of 1977

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 19 years (and running). Her humor column, “The Meat and Potatoes of Life,” appears weekly in newspapers and on Stripes Military Moms, a website associated with Stars and Stripes newspaper. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. Molinari and her family are currently stationed at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla. only strengthened my positive association with snow. I was in the fifth grade, and it was the last night of our winter break from school, and also my father’s poker night. While

the men played cards in our basement rec room, my brother and I listened to radio reports of a blizzard, and hoped for school closures. Fueled by bravado (and a few beers), my father and his buddies decided it would be a good idea to take our 12-man wooden toboggan out for a run down the hill behind our house. My brother and I couldn’t believe our luck, and eagerly followed. With my legs crisscrossed under the toboggan’s wooden curl, I sat in the front, four men and my brother behind me. Visibility was nil due to the blizzard and the dark night, but there was a wide path between the houses for our ride. With the weight of the men, we took off like a bullet, and I pulled the ties of my parka hood tight to keep the snow from hitting my face. About halfway down the hill – wham. The rest came in flashes: my father’s friend looking down wearing one of my hats, someone saying “I think it’s broken,” riding in the back of a truck, being carried on the toboggan into the hospital, three layers of pants being cut off, wanting my mom and dad. I had broken my femur. Apparently, our toboggan had drifted off course, running into a white flagpole in our neighbor’s yard. I spent the next twoand-a-half months in a hospital

bed, with a weight hanging off the end of my foot. To add insult to injury, during my lengthy hospital stay, the historic 1977 blizzard blew into town. Schools were cancelled for more than two weeks, and I was stuck in a hospital bed watching Don Ho and eating Jell-O. One might think that the experience would have caused me to associate snow with pain; however, the pain of my broken leg paled in comparison to the envy I had for my peers who spent two glorious weeks out of school, sucking on icicles, throwing snowballs, and drinking hot chocolate. So now, like Pavlov’s dog, when winter rolls around, I begin to drool. Sometimes the Navy sends us somewhere that fulfills my nostalgic longings, such as our last tour in snowy Stuttgart, Germany. I must admit, there was a downside. Bundled up like the Michelin Man, I would trudge four flights down our military

stairwell housing to our minivan, hazy with salt residue and laden with blackened hunks of snow behind each wheel. Despite spraying de-icing compound into the locks, the doors would often be frozen solid, requiring me to climb in from the trunk. But now, even with the memories of crusted, frozen, gritty car doors still freshly juxtaposed against this balmy pastel Florida winter, I can’t help but long for snow. Big fluffy, white hunks dropping from tree branches. Delicate crystalline flakes drifting slowly from the sky. Cold to the touch. Warm to my heart.

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Crewmembers work together to deploy an inflated section of the fast sweep boom during a training exercise in Pensacola Bay.

Coast Guard sharpens skills with oil spill training cruise Story and photos by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

A crane lifts the oil skimmer during the training exercise in Pensacola Bay.

RIGHT: Crewmembers inflate a section of the fast sweep boom during the training exercise. The inflation is done with a small backpack air blower.

ABOVE: Lt. Cmdr. Paul Morgan, the CO of the Cypress, gives directions to Lt. j.g. Kyle Reese as the cutter leaves the dock for the training exercise. RIGHT: Water is released from the hydraulic hose attached to the oil skimmer pump during the training exercise. During a real oil spill, the waste water would be discharged into a portable tank or barge.

Memories of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are still fresh along the Gulf Coast and the Coast Guard plans to be ready if another emergency arises. That was the purpose of a training cruise Jan. 24 in Pensacola Bay, according to Lt. Cmdr. Paul Morgan, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress. Members of the National Strike Force (NSF) team from Mobile, Ala., and crewmembers of the 225-foot Juniper-class seagoing buoy tender based at Naval Air Station Pensacola participated in the annual pollution response training exercise. The exercise is designed to test and improve the crew’s ability to operate the Spilled Oil Recovery System (SORS) equipment. SORS is an over-the-side, singleship system used to recover surface oil from the water. “The goal is to make sure we are familiar with the equipment and able to deploy it,” Morgan said. The training leader, Coast Guard auxiliarist Lt. j.g. John Joe “J.J.” Dec, said the SORS equipment has been in use for many years. All Coast Guard sea-going buoy tenders were equipped with oil skimming systems following the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, he said. Annual training is important because there are always new personnel that have to learn how to handle the equipment, Dec said. It took nearly two hours for the crew to deploy the main elements

Coast Guard auxiliarist Lt. j.g. John Joe “J.J.” Dec instructs members of the crew on how to deploy the SORS equipment.

Participants in the training exercised included CWO3 Edgardo Estrada and Lt. Aaron Jozsef, response officers from the Mobilebased Coast Guard Strike Team of the National Strike Force.

of the system, including an outrigger arm, an oil skimmer with a hydraulic hoses and a fast sweep boom that was inflated with a

small backpack blower. The ship’s onboard crane was put into action for several specialized tasks. The Deepwater Horizon cleanup has resulted in improvements in equipment and training, said CWO3 Edgardo Estrada, a member of the NSF team. “So even though Deepwater Horizon was a bad thing to happen that we really didn’t want to happen, we learned a lot from it,” he said. ET2 Eric Jones takes special pride in being one of the few Cypress crewmembers left who helped with the spill. “What we did was little compared to the big picture, but we did definitely have an impact and I am very proud that I was a part of it,” he said. “When we talk about Deepwater Horizon, knowing that I was a part of the crew that accumulated 63,000 gallons of pure oil is definitely something I am going to take with me the rest of my career.”

Crewmembers deploy the outrigger arm that is part of the Spilled Oil Recovery System. Three truss sections can be strapped on an aluminum carrier frame for convenient storage and handling or stored in racks in the cutter’s hold.



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Civil rights activist urges America to ‘come to the table’ By Dan Broadstreet NSWC PCD Public Affairs

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Diversity Council invited local civil rights activist the Rev. Dr. Rufus Wood Jr. as special guest speaker Jan. 23, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The ceremony was held at the Naval Support Activity Panama City Long Glass Conference Center. NSWC PCD Commanding Officer, Capt. Scott Pratt thanked and welcomed Wood for serving as keynote speaker. Wood expressed his gratitude for having been asked to return to speak for a second year’s celebration. “We’re very grateful that one of Panama City’s most prominent civil rights activists, Rev. Dr. Rufus Wood Jr., has agreed to join us again to commemorate the Martin Luther King holiday, a day that Congress recognized historically important enough to transform into a national day of community service,” Pratt said. Wood began by reminding a packed audience of the 1967 classic drama film, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” a film that brought to light the challenges that two families faced – one white, the other black – when they find out their daughter and son were engaged to be married. “The film depicts family and friends struggling with their core beliefs,” Wood said. “It really was a time for their family and friends to come to the table and bridge the gap. I would submit that in the 21st century, this film is still both powerful and relevant ... As a civil rights activist in Bay County, I issue a call: it is time for us to come to the table.” Wood said the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of coming to the table during his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered Aug. 28, 1963. “Dr. King said, ‘I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.’ ” Wood said that historically when people broke bread together it was a sign of friendship and that in turn, those sitting together would not betray one another. “Of course, today we must be all inclusive and therefore we must call it the table of brotherhood and sisterhood. Perhaps we can call it the table of humankind. I

Local civil rights activist the Rev. Dr. Rufus Wood Jr. addresses a packed audience Jan. 23 at the Naval Support Activity Panama City Long Glass Conference Center as keynote speaker to commemorate and celebrate the nation’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Diversity Council invited Wood to return for a second year’s celebration of the annual holiday. Wood’s theme for this year’s speech focused on challenging Americans to “come to the table of diversity” for the sake of peace and patriotic unity. Photo by Jonathan Gibson

believe that there is a place for everyone at this table.” Wood said this is a crucial challenge for Americans, especially in today’s times of economic hardship. Wood went on to say that Americans must learn to break barriers that still prohibit many from “coming together at the table” in our country today. “Dr. King said, ‘I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,’ ” Wood said. “Unfortunately, in our nation many minorities have quite often been viewed and treated as undesirable, unwanted and unacceptable.

Many have never been invited to the table. They have not been invited because personal pride, personal privilege and personal arrogance adopt an exclusive philosophy. The philosophy says in order to be accepted by me then you must look like me. As a black man and as a blind man, I tell people appearance can deceive you. People should not be shut off or shut out from the table because of the way they look.” Wood said what could help heal many social injustices still lingering within our nation would be people beginning to embrace the country’s diversity. “Embracing diversity is more than tolerating people who are different. It means actively inviting and welcoming people to the table of brotherhood and sisterhood. We must respect diversity while maintaining unity. There is diversity in unity and bonding in pluralism,” Wood said. Wood said by embracing diversity, it could help our nation become strong by learning core democratic values – values such as justice, which bind us together. “Dr. King once said, ‘…injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ We must value equality,” Wood said. “We must learn the value of sharing and bringing to the table what we can contribute for the greater good of society.” Wood said King often taught others with his talent of dynamic storytelling and that there is much wisdom still to be learned today by Americans learning to appreciate the stories of others. “My parents quite often shared stories with us about their relationship with God and community, about the black experience in America,” Wood said. “They shared stories of slavery and segregation. The aim of these stories was not to instill hate and racial prejudice in the hearts of their children, but to teach us to love people unconditionally.” Wood said it is through stories that people learn from the past. “Mark Cerney once said, ‘If my story can help solve problems of today and the mistakes of yesterday, then it is a story worth telling,” Wood said. Lastly, Wood emphasized how important it is for people to seek reconciliation and forgiveness through demonstrating love. “We must develop the capacity to love and forgive one another. Only then can we live with one another in peace and look with confidence toward a shared future.”



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NASWF Crash Division reponds to car fire By Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso NASWF PAO

Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Crash Division personnel discovered and extinguished an early-morning civilian car fire while en route to Naval Outlying Landing Fields Dec. 4. Members of the Naval Outlying Field (NOLF) Evergreen and NOLF Brewton emergency teams relied on their professional background in fire and emergency response to stabilize the scene and extinguish the blaze. While en route to Evergreen, Ala., four members of the crash crew encountered a car engulfed in flames on the road shoulder of SR87 in Brewton, Ala. The team, which was travelling in a government van, immediately surveyed the scene and called the air station to send fire-suppression equipment. “The car was already engulfed by the time we

A recent car fire in Brewton, Ala., was extinguished by the NASWF Crash Division. The fire could have easily spread to neighboring forest areas.

got there, so we called for aid. Brewton (crash crew team members) arrived with the aqueous fire fighting foam (AFFF),” Evergreen emergency team member AB2 Dylan Forsyth recalled. The Evergreen team searched the immediate vicinity of the blaze for the occupants of the car but when none were found, the focus turned to containing the blaze. Adjacent dry grass, shrubs, and trees added

urgency to the response. “The location meant it could have spread. The fire was far off the road shoulder near a field of tall grass,” Crash Division Officer Lt. j.g. Kenyatto Mayes explained. Within minutes, members of the outbound Brewton emergency team arrived from the air station with fire-suppression equipment. The crew, which had been moments behind their counterparts

from Evergreen, were equipped with specialized aviation fire fighting vehicle known as a “twin unit” for its onboard stores of water and chemical-fire-smothering foam. Due to the short notice of the alert, the Brewton cadre did not have time to don their complete complement of specialized protection, so precautions were taken. “They knew not to go inside range of the fire

Military Saves Week: Feb. 25-March 2 From NASWF PAO

Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) on military installations worldwide will be participating in the 2012 Military Saves Week Campaign, Feb. 25-March 2. Although Military Saves is a nationwide campaign, NASWF is doing its part to help in the efforts to save, according to Eugene Jackson, financial readiness program manager and Military Saves program coordinator at NAS Whiting Field. This year’s Military Saves Week campaign is all about getting in the mindset of setting a goal, making a plan and saving automatically. “Start Small, Think Big” and “Build Wealth, Not Debt” are both national initiatives for financial readiness by the Military Saves

campaign, a branch of the larger America Saves campaign. Military Saves is intended to persuade, motivate, and encourage military families and civilian employees to save money every month. It was also instituted to convince leaders and organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic savings. “This year is going to be bigger and better than last year because we have more key players that are ready to assist in the cause,” Jackson said. There are in fact five key contributors to this year’s Whiting Field saves week to include Fleet and Family Services, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, MWR, public affairs, and perhaps the most important, command leadership. The week is planned to have var-

ious activities, prizes and seminars in support of the campaign. One such activity is a planned 5K poker run organized by MWR. Military Saves encourages saving a portion of each paycheck, developing a personal financial plan, and establishing good credit. It is also used to inform on various other programs such as Thrift Savings Plan, Savings Deposit Program and service members group life insurance. “You can’t afford not to,” Jackson said. “You need to take care of your personal mission first, so take the pledge.” For event information about the 2012 Military Saves Week Campaign visit http://www. militarysaves.org, FFCSs local installation offices and www.navy.mil.

without a fire suit. There was the possibility that the car could carry flammable, potentially airborne fibers, so they attacked the fire from upwind,” Mayes related. Base fire fighters took a cautious approach to the blaze, but they remained cognizant of the need to act quickly. With the potential for a brush fire readily apparent, the crew used their automated vehicular turret to combat the flames. AB1 Bobby Teague was the lead petty officer for the Brewton crash crew. “We did standard pump-and-roll by starting with the turret, then the crew took over with the hose. We used the turret as much as we could … none of us had our full gear, so we had to keep our distance – about 20 feet upwind was the closest. “We started with water, but it wasn’t dying down, so we used the foam to smother the fire to prevent it from spreading to the woods,” Teague said. While the Brewton team contained the fire, members of the Evergreen contingent contacted local authorities and routed traffic past the site. Civilian fire

fighters from the Berrydale Fire Department and Dixonville Fire Department arrived to take custody of the scene, guard against a re-flash of the blaze and investigate the origins of the conflagration. No responsible parties or individuals were identified at the time. The air station’s unique emergency management capabilities were showcased during the course of the morning’s action. Base emergency services and local authorities maintain standing agreements to assist each other when extra personnel or specialized equipment are required for contingencies on base lands or in town. According to Mayes, these “mutual aid agreements” did not come into play Dec. 4, but area fire fighters do consider the air station’s chemical fire suppression capability to be a significant asset to the local disaster response capabilities. “In the case of a large chemical fire, we would be on standby to contribute AFFF to the local fire-fighting effort,” he said.

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GOSPORT Symphony goes mad for Mozart

The Pensacola Symphony is presenting “Mozart Madness” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Pesacola. All tickets are $10. The relaxed concert will feature the music of Mozart. The program includes the “Bassoon Concerto” with Jeff Keesecker, the symphony’s principal bassoonist. Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, “Linz,” will round out the hour-long concert. Order tickets online at www.pensacola symphony.com or call the symphony office at 435.2533.

Jazz Society presenting several events

The Jazz Society of Pensacola presents regular first-Monday Jazz Jam, second-Monday “Blue Monday” and third-Monday Jazz Gumbo events. • The next Jazz Jam will be Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Unique Cafe, 51 Gulf Breeze Parkway (inside Quality Inn, just across the Three-Mile Bridge from Pensacola). • The highlight of the year will be the Pensacola JazzFest, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 6 and 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 7 in Seville Square. For more information, go to http://jazz pensacola.com/.

Show closing at Blue Morning Gallery

The New Blues 2012 Member Show at Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place, will close tomorrow, Feb. 2. The show highlights artists who have joined the gallery in the past year: Marsha Baumert, acrylic; Cathryn Deal, photography; Melinda Giron, oil; Susan Mayer, mixed media; Karyn Spirson, jewelry; and Holly Vaughn, jewelry. From Feb. 3 to March 8, seven gallery artists will focus on Valentine’s Day with a jewelry show. The show also will feature Valentine’s Day cards and special gift wrapping. Participating jewelers are Christine Chandler, Lyn Gentry, Jan Kurtz, Meghan McMillan, Joy Oxley, Mara Viksnins and Elaine Woodward. An opening reception is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 at the gallery. A Valentine-themed window offers more gift suggestions. For information, call 429-9100.

Allied Forces Soccer team reloads

All soccer players are welcome to join Allied Forces Soccer for a new year of pick-up or league play. The group plays recreationally and competitively in adult leagues. There are two teams, 11-aside and 7-a-side. Pick-up games are played at various locations including NAS Pensacola. Due to the ongoing transition of military players, the teams are always looking for new players to join. For more information, contact Lt. Cmdr. David Toellner at 382-5494 or send an e-mail to kiwi_soccer@yahoo.com.

Fleet and Family plans world fair

The Naval Air Station Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center is presenting an Around the World in a Day Adventure Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The event will focus on cultures of the world. Event sponsors will share knowledge, experiences and exhibits with DoD personnel and dependents who anticipate traveling abroad. A special station will be set up for Kids on the Move and Kids & Deployment. Admission is free. For more information, call Work and Family Life Specialist Pam Banks at 452-8453 or 452-4277.

Newcomer’s Club mixes games, lunch

The Newcomer’s Club of Greater Pensacola meets at 9 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The meeting features games and lunch for $14. The club is open to all women who have resided in Pensacola two years or less. Monthly activities include a book club, bridge, bunco, bowling and a chef’s night out. For more information, call Valerie Zubke at 530-3926 or e-mail vzubke@yahoo.com.

Take a ride in a sailplane in Beulah

Members of the Coastal Soaring Association are offering introductory sailplane flights for $75. Flights can be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays at Coastal Airport, 6001 West Nine Mile Road in Beulah. Call Art deTonnancourt at 516-4076, or e-mail at artdetonnancourt1@cox.net. Anyone with an interest in gliders can join the association. For more information or to view a schedule go to http://coastalsoaring.org.

‘Love is in the Air’ for local production

Panhandle Community Theatre is presenting “Love is in the Air,” two Mardi Gras/Valentine’s Day themed evenings of song, romance and food at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 and Feb. 9. The event will feature heavy hors d’oeurves, beverages and desserts. Members of the Gulf Coast Chorale will perform love songs. Dramatic readings of romantic favorites will include the balcony scene from “Romeo and Juliet,” Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “How Do I Love Thee,” Lord Byron’s “She Walks in Beauty,” Rudyard Kipling’s “If,”

Submission guide 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. Max Ehrmann’s “Desiderata” and other offerings. Cost is $30 per couple, $15 per single. Seating is limited. For reservations, call (850) 324-9279 or send an e-mail to nerual@bellsouth.net. The theater is located at Storage Masters Center, 4646 Woodbine Road, in Pace, one mile off Highway 90. For more information, go to panhandlecommunity theatre.com.

Legion plans Mardi Gras celebration

American Legion Post No. 240, 8666 Gulf Beach Highway, will be celebrating Mardi Gras from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 9. The event will include door prizes, live music and food. Cost is $15 per person. For more information, call 455-6111.

Mardi Gras krewe marking 30 years

Avant Garde Mardi Gras krewe is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a masquerade ball scheduled for today, Feb. 1, at the Pensacola Yacht Club. Krewe membership includes active and retired members of the military and supporters of the military community. The theme of the black-tie ball is “Honoring Our Royalty.” The reigning queen and king, Shirley Sanders and Gar Thiry, will open the festivities and crown the king and queen for the 2013-2014 season. Reservations were required in advance. For membership information, call Elaine Ciardello at 439-1892.

Museum presenting big band music

Big band music will be in full swing at the National Naval Aviation Museum with the Glenn Miller Orchestra performing a live concert on at 7 p.m. Feb. 5. The Cubi Bar Cafe will be open before the concert and feature a special menu with a cash bar beginning at 5:15 p.m. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and tours consistently, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Advance tickets are $27.50 for general public and $22.50 for foundation members and groups of 20 or more. At the door, tickets are $30 for general public and $25 for foundation members and groups. Tickets are can be purchased at the National Naval Aviation Museum, by phone at 453-2389, or online at www.navalaviationmuseum.org/glennmiller.

General to speak at group’s meeting

Members of Chapter/Unit 566 Military Order of the Purple Hearts will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at West Milton Church of Christ, 5300 West Highway 90 in Pace. The guest speaker will be retired Army Brig. Gen. Mike Ferguson. Ferguson is West Florida’s Army representative to the Secretary of the Army for retirees. He also works for a firm that provides legal service to active and retired military families. He will be speaking about military growth in the region and about what is happening in today’s military. Members will be discussing “Purple Heart Day,” which is Aug. 7 every year. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball team will be dedicating the Aug. 7 game to Purple Heart recipients. A meal sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be served after the meeting. For more information, call Eustice Shiver 7911175.

DFC Society plans to meet Feb. 14

The Pensacola Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society will meet at Franco’s restaurant, 523 East Gregory Street, at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 14. The guest speaker will be Tom Baca, who is allied with National Geographic. The military award of the DFC is made to aviators and crew members of all services and civilians for heroism and extraordinary achievement during aerial flight. Meetings are open to members, active duty, and retired, spouses, significant others, and those interested. Meetings are held the second Thursday of every other month. For more information, call Joe Brewer at 4539291.

Senior Follies scheduled for March

The Pensacola Senior Follies is presenting “Viva Las Vegas,” its 16th annual “Young at Heart” show, at the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio

at 7 p.m. March 15 and 2 p.m. March 16 and March 17. The studio is located at 1000 College Blvd. at Pensacola State College. Local multi-talented seniors will perform in themusical extravaganza. Tickets are $12 and are available at Bayview Senior Center and West Escambia Senior Center. For more information, call 453-3016 or 417-7736.

Budget for Baby classes scheduled

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is offering Budget for Baby classes during February. Classes are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7 and Feb. 21 at NAS Pensacola. Another class will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon in the atrium building at NAS Whiting Field. Each class will describe the financial implications of adding one or more new members to your family and will provide information about programs and local resources that might help you minimize new expenses. In addition, you may be eligible to receive a baby’s first sea bag and a hand-knitted blanket. For more information and to reserve a seat, call 452-2300.

Songwriters schedule night in Milton

A concert featuring four of Nashville’s most prolific songwriters is scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Historic Imogene Theatre in Milton. Performers will include Steve and Terri Williams along with Will and Holly Hefner Nance. A meet and greet session is schedule to begin at 7 p.m. and show time is 8 p.m. The event is a benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida. Tickets are limited and are priced at $50. For tickets or more information, call (850) 4772273

Evangelist to perform in Lillian, Ala.

Gospel singer and evangelist Alan Harris will be performing at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at First Baptist of Lillian, 34421 Barclay Ave., in Lillian, Ala. Other performances are schedule for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Feb. 12 and Feb. 13. An offering will be collected. For more information, call (251) 9622180 or e-mail eph320@gulftel.com. The church's address is 36549.

Ballet performances based on art

A selection of work from the Pensacola State College Permanent Collection, which is on exhibit at Pensacola Museum of Art, is the focus of a firsttime collaboration with Ballet Pensacola. Richard Steinert and Christine Duhon will present four nights of a choreographed performance inspired by the art on display. Performances of “Possible Symmetry” are scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets cost $18. For more information, call 432-9546 or go to www.balletpensacola.com.

Ziplines part of plan in Gulf Shores

Officials from the Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Ala., are looking forward to completing construction of the featured attraction, the Hummingbird Ziplines, after additional permitting requirements and relocation of crews after Hurricane Sandy caused minor delays. The Gulf Adventure Center is slated to open this spring. It is located at 21101 State Highway 135 at the entrance to the park. The center will offer outdoor adventures including kayaking and paddle boarding on Lake Shelby in addition to ziplines. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/ GulfAdventureCenter.

Quayside puts focus on three artists

Quayside Art Gallery, 15-17 E. Zarragosa Street, is presenting “Any Thing Goes,” a show featuring artists Debbie Andress, Morris Eaddy and Patsy Pennington from Feb. 7 to March 18. An opening reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 8. For more information, call 438-2363 or go to www.Quayside Gallery.com.

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/.

NAS Whiting Field office serves retirees

The NAS Whiting Field Retired Activities Office is located in Bldg. 1417 (Atrium), Room 168. The office serves military retirees, dependents of military retirees and survivors of military retirees. For assistance, call (850) 623-7215 and leave a message that includes your name and the phone number where you can be reached. Someone from the office will return your call.



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NASP 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year; See page B2 Spotlight


Super Bowl XLVII AFC champion Baltimore Ravens will take on NFC champion San Francisco 49ers to decide the NFL champion for the 2012 season in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., Feb. 3 From media reports


o add to the normal Super Bowl excitement, this will be a battle of brothers. With opposing head coaching brothers, Baltimore’s John Harbaugh and San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh, the game has been called The HarBowl, The SuperBaugh and others. The Ravens, finishing their 2012 regular season with a 10-6 record, are attending their second Super Bowl, having previously won Super Bowl XXXV. The San Francisco 49ers finished their regular season with 11-4-1. The 49ers are the first team in 25 years to appear in the

Super Bowl after a tie in a regular season game, following the 1987 Denver Broncos. The 49ers will enter the game seeking their sixth Super Bowl win in team history, hoping to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers with the most Super Bowl wins.

Super Bowl chicken drumsticks By Kay Blakley DeCA Home Economist

With Super Bowl upon us, you need look no farther than your local commissary for all the fixin’s to make the game-day party at your house the envy of the neighborhood. Your commissary has you covered. Hot and Sweet Drumsticks Ingredients: 1 cup apricot preserves 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce 3 pounds drumsticks (about 12)

Onboard NASP ... Super Bowl pep rally scheduled Feb. 1 From NEX

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.
















NEX Aviation Plaza aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Bldg. 607, is planning a pre-Super Bowl pep rally from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 1.


The event will feature performances by the University of West Florida cheerleading squad. Complimentary samples will be provided and games will be played. games. For more information, call 341-6681.

GAME STARTS 5:30 p.m on CBS, WKRG Channel 5

Gosling Games

Word Search ‘Super Sunday’ G O U Y N B C F S R Z O R Y B

Super Bowl, chili at the J.B McKamey Center Feb. 3 ... No matter who wins this year, a great place to watch the game will be the McKamey Center, as the NAS Pensacola Chapel once again hosts its Super Bowl Party and Chili Cook Off Feb. 3. The party begins at 5 p.m., with chili judging at 5:30 p.m. There will be plenty of time to chow down before the kickoff and lots of food throughout the evening. (Above) Service members from across NAS Pensacola pack the J.B. McKamey Center to watch as the New Orleans Saints hammer the Indianapolis Colts during the 2010 Super Bowl. The Saints beat the Colts 31-17. Photo courtesy NASP Chapel

Color Me ‘Super ball’

Jokes & Groaners 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. “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.

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






Naval Hospital Pensacola, Dec. 30, 2012 - Jan. 14, 2013

Installation winners, branch nominees named for the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year Award

Caleb Matthew Foster, was born to CTN2 Brandon and Rachel Foster, Dec. 30.

From http://msoy. militaryspouse.com

Kathryn Grace Scott, was born to Capt. Cody and Capt. Anne Scott, Jan. 1.

The installation winners for the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year (MSoY) have been selected and will advance to the next round, where they will be voted on for Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy and National Guard Spouse of the Year. Voting for branch level takes place for one day only, Feb. 5, at msoy. military spouse. com. This year is the first time a winner has been recognized at each United States military installation that submitted nominations. Spouses were submitted from more than 154 bases, all nine Coast Guard Districts, and 39 states (National Guard). “The installation winners are a true representation of what the military spouse community has to offer,” said Babette Maxwell, executive editor of Military Spouse magazine. “All

Faith Marie Mountain Matul, was born to Lance Cpl. Kyle Fountain and Lance Cpl. Geysy Matul, Jan. 2. Callyn Lee Hayhurst, was born to 1st Lt. Kyle and Jaclyn Hayhurst, Jan. 5. Luke Joseph Masters, was born to Capt. Nicholas and Jillian Masters, Jan. 6. Ashton Hendrix Sidner, was born to SRA Lawrence and Ashley Sidner, Jan. 7. Katherine Elizabeth King, was born to Lt. Ryan and Julie King, Jan. 7. Eli Patrick Hamilton, was born to AME1 Bryan and Melissa Hamilton, Jan. 8. Liam Gary Laird, was born to Lance Cpl. Michael and Christina Laird, Jan. 10. Liam Edward Cudmore, was born to AM2 Timothy and Heather Cudmore, Jan. 10. Abigail Annalynn Bischoff, was born to Brandon and Erin Bischoff, Jan. 10. Curtiss Matthew Delaware, was born to Shawn and Nicole Delaware, Jan. 10. Emi Lynn Sears, was born to HM3 Zachary Sears and Gabrielle More, Jan. 12. Eowyn Louise Laspina, was born to Ian and Lt. Helen Laspina, Jan. 14. Kimani Rochelle Carter, was born to Legendre and Lt. Christina Carter, Jan. 14.

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of the winners have extraordinary accomplishments and achievements. Incorporating the installation level winners in our sixth year

judges’ panel review will identify the six branch winners, who will then compete for the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military

Naval Operational Support Center Pensacola’s AOAN Tara Glenn is NAS Pensacola’s installation winner of the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year award. “I want to nominate my mom because she’s the best mom in the world,” wrote Kurtis Weimann, in Glenn’s nomination. “She's a photographer, a Sailor ... and she still finds time to take care of me, my brother and my dad ... I love her so much.” Photo from http://msoy. military spouse. com/profile/Tara/Glenn

highlights spouses with exceptional talents and resources at local levels, and we look forward to working with them in the coming year.” To learn about the installation winners/branch nominees go to msoy. militaryspouse. com. A vote Feb. 5 and a

Spouse of the Year (MSoY), representing all branches of the military. “America’s fighting men and women have endured an incredible burden during this past 11-plus years our nation has been at war. Simultaneously, the

spouses of those deployed have been unsung heroes who maintain the home-front during these all-too-frequent deployments, selflessly give back to their communities though volunteer work, and provide moral support for their loved ones serving both at home and in harm’s way,” said Garry L. Parks, retired Marine lieutentant general and chairman of Armed Forces Insurance. “Now is the time to recognize their accomplishments and identify the best of the best, Military Spouse of the Year … from among all branches and at every installation.” Winners for the branch level will be announced Feb. 21 and national voting for the prestigious 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year Award will be on March 5. The branch finalists and overall winner will be honored at an awards luncheon May 9, in conjunction with Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The starting line for the Double Bridge Run is in downtown Pensacola. About 4,000 runners are expected to run in the race this year. Photo courtesy of Pensacola Sports Association

Runners to race across bridges Pensacola Sports Association

A record number of 4,000 runners are expected to hit the streets of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze for the Double Bridge Run tomorrow, Feb. 2. Race organizers are expecting the event’s first-ever sell-out of 2,500 entries in the 15K portion and 1,500 entries in the 5K race. The 2011 race was recently named the 11th Largest 15K Race in the country by Running USA. In addition to a record field, the event will feature some new upgrades and improvements this year. The course encompasses three cities, two bridges and two bodies of water. It starts in downtown Pensacola, travels across the Three-Mile Bridge over Escambia Bay, through Gulf Breeze, across

Details • What: Double Bridge Run. • When: Tomorrow, Feb. 2. 15K run starts at 7 a.m.; 5K run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. • For more information: call 434-2800 or go to www.double bridgerun.com.

the Bob Sikes Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway and finishing on Pensacola Beach. “We feel we have the best 15K course in the country,” said Ray Palmer, executive director of the Pensacola Sports Association, the event’s managing organization. “The view from the top of Bob Sikes Bridge looking out over the beach and seeing the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico is breathtaking.” The new start line location for the 15K is at the Maritime Park.

Additional improvements for the 15K race will be that finishers will receive a custom Double Bridge Run finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line. On the course, runners will experience more entertainment. Chick-Fil-A employees and patrons in Gulf Breeze will cheer on the runners as they go by and Leadership Pensacola (LEAP) class members will be encouraging the runners at the official “High Five Station” at the base of the Bob Sikes Bridge on Pensacola Beach. Similar to year’s past, a DJ will be stationed on the top of each bridge to keep the runners motivated. Participants will be treated to an upbeat post-race party that includes three bands, free food, drinks and an award ceremony.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Django Unchained,” R, 5 p.m., 8:15 p.m.; “Jack Reacher,” PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Silver Linings Playbook,” R, 8:45 p.m.


“Monsters Inc.” (3D), G, noon; “The Hobbit” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Django Unchained,” R, 5:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; “Parental Guidance,” PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Jack Reacher,” PG-13, 3 p.m., 6 p.m.; “This is 40,” R, 9 p.m.


“The Hobbit” (3D), PG-13, noon; “Guilt Trip,” PG-13, 3:15 p.m.; “Silver Linings Playbook,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Monsters Inc.” (2D), G, 12:15 p.m.; “Jack Reacher,” PG-13, 2:15 p.m.; “Django Unchained,” R, 5 p.m.




“Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Jack Reacher,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Django Unchained,” R, 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Guilt Trip,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “This is 40,” R, 7 p.m. “Playing for Keeps,” PG-13, 5:15 p.m.;

“Jack Reacher,” PG-13, 7:15 p.m. THURSDAY COST

“The Hobbit” (2D), PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Parental Guidance,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Silver Linings Playbook,” R, 7:15 p.m.

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 that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Zumba Fitness: Mustin Beach Club Zumba Fun 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Event will last 90 minutes. Sample Latin cuisine and specialty drinks. Registration is $5. Preregister at Radford Fitness Center. For more information, call 452-9845. • Valentineʼs Dance: The Youth Center is planning a Valentine’s dance from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 9 for ages kindergarten to 12 years. Admission costs $4. Pizza and beverages will be provided. There will be a candy and bake sale. There will be contest with prizes for best single and team dances, most white outfit, most red outfit and best dress. Event is open to dependents of active-duty, retirees, reservist, DoD and contractors. For more information, call 452-2417. • Youth sports: Soccer, baseball, T-ball and coach pitch registration continues through Feb. 28 at the NASP Youth Center. Coaches and assistant coaches are needed. For more information, call Brett Pelfrey at 452-3810. • Sailing classes: Monthly sailing classes don’t begin until April, however, classes can be arranged at Bayou Grande Marina on NAS Pensacola any time for groups of six or more. You will be on the water in your first lesson and the cost of the class includes the rental. Cost is $45 for beginners class. For more information, call 452-4152. • Winter Wonderland: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the old hospital grounds, across the street from Mustin Beach Club on Radford Boulevard. Admission is $3 per person. Activities include snow sledding, penguin bowling, ice fishing, spider mountain with bungee jump, climbing wall, and a giant slide, plus inflatable obstacle course, golfing, face painting, jousting and more. Concessions available for food and beverage purchase. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3138, 3139 or 3140. • Spring Flea Market: noon to 4 p.m. March 17 at Corry Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Applications available on the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com or at Bldg. 4143 on Radford Boulevard. Applications are being accepted. This event sells out each year, so reserve early. Spaces $25 to $40. Tables are $8 each. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • Let the games begin: Blue Angel Recreation Center has everything you need to play paintball and disc golf. There are three paintball fields. Come alone and join a team or arrange to have private parties. Or enjoy a day on the wooded disc golf course. The greens fee is $2. For more information, call 453-4530. • Runners welcome: The NAS Pensacola Runners Club invites all runners, walkers and joggers to run along with members of the group at 6 a.m. Tuesday and 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Meet at Radford Fitness Center. For more information, call 452-9845.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty. htm.

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Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Ronald McDonald House: A group can volunteer to complete family chores or provide a meal for families in residence. Other opportunities include hosting special events. Another way to help is by conducting a “Wish List” Drive by collecting items for the house. For more information, contact Vicky Bell at 477-2273. • Learn to Read of Northwest Florida: Volunteers needed to help with adult literacy program. For more information, call 432-4347 or e-mail info@learntoreadnwf.org. • GoodWill GoodGuides: The Good Will Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast is located

Worship schedule at 15 East Brent Lane. They are looking for volunteers to come out and join their youth mentoring program. No experience needed they will train. Contact Robin King at 4383699. • Northwest Florida Blood Services: Volunteers are needed to help in everyday operations. For information, contact Jamie Hudson at 473- 3853, ext. 132, or e-mail at jhudson@fbsblood.org. • 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. • Pensacola Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers are need to help build houses.

You must be at least 16 years old and be willing to work an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift. For more information, call 434-5456, ext. 140. • The USS Alabama: Preserve Naval history. USS Alabama Memorial in Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help chip paint, restore aircraft, clean displays, forecasting, polish torpedo tubes and other items and assist with general set up. For more information, contact Owen Miller at (251) 767-1507.

For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532, e-mail NASPensacolaCommunityOutreach @Facebook.com or find information on Facebook at NAS Pensacola Community Outreach.

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Parenting: Zero to 2 years of age: A class to help prepare for the arrival of a baby is offered quarterly. Next class is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon March 13. To register, call 452-5990, ext. 3122. If you have specific questions, call 452-5900, ext. 3143. Peer to peer support group: Talk through issues that occur when you experience a traumatic (wartime) event. Discussing problems with peers is proven

to be more successful to well-being than discussing it with others. For service members and veterans, this is an opportunity to share experiences. Meetings are from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. If you would like to attend, call 452-5990, ext. 3122. Anger control: Learn how to express your feelings without attacking the other person. Class includes two sessions. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon March 13 and March 20 and 10 a.m. to noon May 7 and May 14. For details, call 452-5990.

Stress management: Participants will learn tips and coping mechanisms to managing stress. Classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990. How to file your VA claim: All active-duty service meembers and veterans are welcome. AMVETS representative will conduct the classes from 10 a.m. to noon the last Thursday of each month. Classes are free. Seating is limited. Bring pen and paper with you. To register, call 452-5609 or 452-5990.

Support Our Troops

Note: The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services will be held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Protestant Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women's Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium.

• Mass, noon Monday, Thursday, and Friday, All Faiths Chapel. 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. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel. 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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