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February 1, 2019
NSTI Sailor awarded Purple Heart Story, photo by MC2 Michael Lieberknecht Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
A Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) leading training petty officer was awarded a Purple Heart Jan. 23 for wounds received in action on Oct. 21, 2009 in Afghanistan. HM1 Eduardo Sanchez-Padilla was presented the award by Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, commander, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) and the Navy’s Nurse Corps director, during a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. “This is a momentous occasion,” Davidson said to those attending the awards ceremony. “Thank you all for being here to witness this, and it has been an honor to present this award.” Sanchez-Padilla was wounded while on deployment in Afghanistan as the platoon corpsman for 2nd Platoon, Route Clearance Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division in 2009.
HM1 Eduardo Sanchez-Padilla, a Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) leading training petty officer, is presented the Purple Heart by Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, commander, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC), during a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum Jan. 23. Sanchez-Padilla officer was awarded for wounds received in action Oct. 21, 2009 in Afghanistan.
“We were performing a footpatrol maneuver during a route clearance operation from Forward Operating Base (FOB)
Camp Dwyer to FOB Camp Delhi,” Sanchez-Padilla said. He said he remembers helping his unit clear the path when
he looked off to a nearby canal to check for suspicious activity. That’s when it happened. An IED buried in the ground
of an unpaved road exploded about three meters away from Sanchez-Padilla. “I was the only corpsman onscene, so I performed a rapid self-assessment and continued to quickly provide medical care for two more people who also got hit by the IED,” SanchezPadilla said. Later that evening, SanchezPadilla was diagnosed with a second degree concussion and placed on light duty for a week. In 2009 DoD policy did not include concussion injuries as qualifying for a Purple Heart. The stipulations changed, however, in 2011 when a policy declared inclusion of “moderate or severe/penetrating traumatic brain injuries.” After his time in Afghanistan, Sanchez-Padilla went on to various commands, eventually landing at Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One. He was sent to Africa, Ukraine and other places around the world on humanitarian and international partnership missions designed to make the world a better place, where he continued life-saving See Heart on page 2
National Naval Aviation Museum receives reaccreditation, highest national recognition From Naval History and Heritage Command
WASHINGTON – The National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) has been awarded reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. NNAM received its first accreditation in 2002. This accreditation signifies excellence and credibility to the entire museum community, to government and civilian agencies, and to the public. The museum meets national standards and best practices for U.S. museums and is part of a select community of institutions that have chosen to hold themselves publicly accountable to these core standards. “When you think of accreditation you think of Smithsonian standard,” Jeffrey Barta, Assistant Director for the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Navy Museums Division said. “NHHC is the Navy’s
assets using the best practices possible.” Accreditation through AAM is a rigorous process through which museums must demonstrate excellence in core characteristics related to collections stewardship, leadership and organizational structure, education and interpretation, missions and planning, facilities and risk management, financial stability and public service. The accreditation process is also centered on a self-study and peer review and takes eight to sixteen months to complete. One of the prototypes of the famed F-14 Tomcat greets “Accreditation offers high profile, peer-based valivisitors at the entrance to the National Naval Aviation dation of the museum’s operations and impact,” Barta Museum. Photo by Donald Watson said. “It also increases credibility and value to funders, only history organization and we are the keepers of policy makers, the museum and history communities, the Navy’s history and heritage. These museums are and peers. It can be a powerful tool to leverage change the property of the American people and we want to make sure we are taking care of our priceless heritage See NNAM on page 2
NAS Pensacola Navy Lodge celebrates Navy Lodge Program’s 50th anniversary Story, photo From NASP Public Affairs
The Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Navy Lodge celebrated the Navy Exchange Service Command’s (NEXCOM) 50th anniversary of the
Navy Lodge Program Jan. 25 onboard NAS Pensacola. The Navy Lodge Program, created in 1969 in an effort to relieve difficulties associated with Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders for Sailors and Marines, is scheduled to celebrate 50
NAS Pensacola (NASP) Navy Lodge General Manager Carla Gutierrez and NASP CMDCM Mario Rivers cut a cake Jan. 25 at the Pensacola Navy Lodge celebrating the Navy Exchange Service Command’s (NEXCOM) 50th anniversary of the Navy Lodge Program.
years of operations at various facilities around the world. The Pensacola Navy Lodge marked the occasion with a cake-cutting ceremony and remarks from Carla Gutierrez, the NAS Pensacola Navy Lodge general manager. “We (the Navy Lodge) are so excited to celebrate this milestone with our respective supporting commands,” she said. “We’re thrilled to celebrate the dedicated military service of so many people and are here because of the sacrifice of so many. We look forward to continue offering the Navy Lodge as the ‘Home Away From Home’ for all service members.” Throughout the year, the Navy Lodge Program will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a series of events, activities and surprises for guests and the local military community. Events kick-off in January with cake cutting See Lodge on page 2
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February 1, 2019
NMETLC leadership conducts Navy Medicine Pensacola site visits
Story, photo by MC1 David Kolmel Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command
Commander of Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) and Navy Nurse Corps director Rear Adm. Tina Davidson and NMTLC Command Master Chief Richard Putnam conducted Navy Medicine site visits across Pensacola and at Fort Rucker, Ala., from Jan. 22 through 25. Davidson met with Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) leadership in her role as Nurse Corps Director, and with Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) senior leaders before touring NMOTC’s local detachment sites at Naval Air Station Pensacola. “It was a great opportunity to meet with leadership and see
Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) commander and Navy Nurse Corps director, observes an air crew class going through water survival training at Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI). Davidson and NMETLC Command Master Chief Richard Putnam traveled to Pensacola to visit and conduct all-hands calls at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC), NSTI, and Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI).
what their commands do first hand,” Davidson said. “It gives me a better understanding of the strengths and challenges
Lodge from page 1 celebrations at all Navy Lodge locations worldwide. The Navy Lodge Program was created in 1969 to bolster scarce housing options for military families associated with permanent change of station. Teaming up with the Bureau of Naval Personnel and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, construction began on reasonably priced, temporary lodging facilities. Unlike other services temporary lodging facilities, the Navy Lodge Program distinguished itself by operating with non-appropriated funds. The first Navy Lodge opened at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Norfolk, Va., Feb. 6, 1971. During the past 50 years, the Navy Lodge Program has grown to 39 facilities worldwide. When a guest checks into today’s Navy Lodge they will find amenities such as free WiFi, a complimentary breakfast each morning and a weekly managers reception. Room choices include family suites with flat screen satellite televisions and fully stocked kitchens. Navy Lodges also have laundry facilities and vending machines as well as an outside play area and workout rooms at many locations so guests have what they need in one location. Every Navy Lodge is handicapped accessible, and as an added convenience, dogs and cats up to 70 pounds in weight can stay with its owner at many Navy Lodge locations. NAS Pensacola, referred to as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” is designed to support operational and training missions of tenant commands, including the Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC), Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), Marine Aviation Training Support Groups (MATSG) 21 and 23 and is the headquarters for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC).
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they face on a daily basis. It also provides me with a good understanding of how to help each command.”
NNAM from page 1 and helps facilitate loans between institutions.” NNAM is the world’s largest naval aviation museum and one of the most visited museums in the state of Florida. At the core of the museum’s collections are more than 1,000 aircraft – most of which are on display at other museums, with approximately 190 located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, representing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The aircraft are displayed both inside the museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside, on its 60-acre grounds. “The rigorous reaccreditation process represents over two years of in-depth preparation and planning, including updating and in many cases re-writing significant core documents and policies,” Dina Linn, museum curator for NNAM said. “The two-day site visit and thorough inspection was designed to examine every aspect of museum operations, including financial stability, collections management, exhibit maintenance and design, security, restoration and interpretation.” The mission of NNAM, an official Department of the Navy museum, is to “select, collect, preserve and display historic artifacts relating to the history of naval aviation.” “The National Naval Aviation Museum continues to meet the highest standards of the profession and is a model for other Department of Defense museums,” Linn said. “Only three percent of museums nationwide are accredited, and only four
sight on the direction of Navy Medicine.” Davidson said she enjoyed the chance to talk with the Sailors and civilians, and answer their questions. “It was wonderful to see the turnout at the all-hands calls,” Davidson said. “There were some great questions for Command Master Chief Putnam and me. I hope I was able to share with them a little more information about the future.” Davidson visited multiple other NMOTC sites and programs including the Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI), Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI), Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Pensacola, the Aeromedical Examinations program, the Robert E. Mitchell Center for POW Studies (Mitchell Center), and the Joint Enroute Care Course at Ft. Rucker.
percent of federal museums hold that distinction. Our staff is extremely proud of this success which demonstrates our continued and passionate dedication to public service. Visitors can be assured that the museum continues to uphold our mission as a steward of memory and public trust.” The National Naval Aviation Museum is part of the Navy’s museum system, the largest of 10 official Navy museums located throughout the United States. Of the nation’s estimated 35,000 museums, 1,068 are currently accredited. AAM has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museums community. The Naval History and Heritage Command, located at the Washington Navy Yard, is responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of U.S. naval history and heritage. It provides the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that reflect the Navy’s unique and enduring contributions through our nation’s history, and supports the fleet by assisting with and delivering professional research, analysis and interpretive services. NHHC is composed of many activities including the Navy Department Library, the Navy Operational Archives, the Navy art and artifact collections, underwater archeology, Navy histories, nine museums, USS Constitution repair facility and the historic ship Nautilus. For more news from Naval History and Heritage Command, visit www.history.navy.mil.
Heart from page 1 work. It was during a mission in the Republic of Marshall Islands where Sanchez-Padilla saved a child’s life. He and his unit were helping re-build a local police station when a group of children ran toward them across an open field. The children were pleading for help and led Sanchez-Padilla to a young boy who was drowning nearby. “He was gasping for air, and we were able to stabilize him and medivac him to a nearby island to get more help,” SanchezPadilla described. Sanchez-Padilla said more than anything, he is just glad that his injury in 2009 was not more serious and allowed him to continue his Navy career. “There is such a positive aspect about second chances,” Sanchez-Padilla said. “I was able to go to those places and help people and improve their lives.” NSTI is a detachment of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
February 1, 2019
Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Christopher T. Martin
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 biplane 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 one of the
Before departing each site, Davidson conducted an allhands call with Sailors to discuss the transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and the future of the Nurse Corps, the Hospital Corps and Navy Medicine. “Before she was here there were a lot of questions about the direction that we were going, but her visit shed some light onto it,” HM2 Christopher McClouskey, assigned to the training department at NHP said. “It was very inspiring. It was motivating for the Sailors and staff here to know we are working toward a goal, and the work we do doesn’t go unnoticed.” Lt. Alicia Jordan, NMOTC Logistics Department head, emphasized the benefit of Davidson’s visit. “Rear Adm. Davidson was very informative,” Jordan said. “I especially appreciate her in-
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HM1 Eduardo Sanchez-Padilla, a Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) leading training petty officer, speaks to the audience after being presented the Purple Heart by Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, commander, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC), during a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Photo by MC2 Michael J. Lieberknecht
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The lame duck in the chicken coop By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
n my 23 years as a military spouse, we lived in base housing four times, for a total of eleven years. Although living among sterile government buildings enclosed by fences sometimes made me feel like an inmate in an asylum, the social culture in military housing more closely parallels the behavior of chickens in a coop. Of course, no-one ever threw feed corn at me. I never laid an egg, or molted my feathers. However, people who live on post are constrained by a social “pecking order” that can make military spouses feel like they in a cage full of clucking hens, strutting roosters and peeping chicks. Every time we moved into a base house or stairwell apartment, I became cognizant of the unspoken hierarchy in the neighborhood. As a new arrival, I took time to establish a new home with my family (“feather the nest”). But after
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my husband, Francis (“the rooster”), went to work (“flew the coop”) and the kids (“the chicks”) went off to school, loneliness inevitably set in. I found myself wandering the base in search of a flock to huddle with. Sure, there were always hens everywhere – and a few stay-at-home roosters, I wouldn’t want to ruffle any feathers – but I soon realized that I was at the bottom of the pecking order. I knew I would have to walk on eggshells before I could roost with the established military spouses on base. Careful not to count my
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat a nd p ot a t o e s of l i fe.c o m .
chickens before they hatched, I got my ducks in a row and laid the foundation for my social acceptance into the flock. I watched the other spouses like a hawk, waiting for right opportunity to introduce myself. Sometimes the hens took me right under their wings, but quite often, my desperation made me seem crazy as a loon and establishing friend-
ships took time. It wasn’t overly-easy, but I never chickened out. Usually, by the end of my first year, I became an integral part of the gaggle, clucking away as we walked our chicks to school, hatching plans for shopping trips, cackling about our wattles and chicken fat. By the end of my second year, I was securely perched at a comfortable elevation in the social pecking order, as proud as a peacock. As new chickens entered the coop, it was clear to them that my friends and I ruled the roost. Frankly, we got downright cocky. But then, toward the end of every tour, my family would receive new orders telling us to take wing to our next duty station. Thoughts of moving would leave me a little wistful and reflective. I found myself pondering weighty ideas such as, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” and “Who came first, the chicken or the egg?” This melancholy state would compel me to seek the comfort and companionship of the other hens in my coop, but alas! I discovered that, as an outbound hen, I’d slipped to the bottom of the pecking
order again! Did I do something fowl? Do I have egg on my face? Had I become an albatross around someone’s neck? My pea-sized brain realized, “You silly goose, you’re the lame duck in this chicken coop.” I was no longer a contender in the social order because I was leaving. My friends began to look for my replacement in our bunco group and book club, and I heard them clucking about plans for a girls’ trip after our move. Clearly, the other hens didn’t want to invest valuable time further incubating our friendship. As the lame duck, I had to understand that it wasn’t personal, there was nothing to crow about, the sky wasn’t falling. It was a bitter pill to swallow (although it tasted strangely like chicken), but I had to accept that it was just the way things worked. I had to stop myself, cold turkey, from brooding over my social status. Instead, I offered each of my fine friends a peck on the cheek, bid them a final cock-a-doodle-doo, and flew away. As graceful as a swan, as wise as an owl, as happy as a lark, and as free as a bird.
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February 1, 2019
Rating modernization: What’s new with it? A lot! By Rear Adm. John Nowell Director, Military Personnel, Plans and Policies
ave you heard about rating modernization? Do you know what it is and why we are doing it? Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke presented Rating Modernization to Congress in 2018. The first pillar “of Sailor 2025” is a wholesale modernization of our entire personnel system. We are creating flexible policies and additional career choices, and empowering commanding officers with tools to retain the best and brightest Sailors. We have already implemented programs, including the Meritorious Advancement Program, increased credentialing and graduate education opportunities, and tours with industry. We are also working to expand “Detailing Marketplace” pilot initiatives, overhaul the performance evaluation system, modernize delivery and tailoring of advancement examinations in conjunction with a rating modernization effort, and working to achieve greater permeability between the active and Reserve components. Ultimately, rating modernization is all about bringing our personnel systems and the processes that we use into the 21st century. We are modernizing our rating system to redefine
enlisted career fields, improve talent management and our detailing processes, offer Sailors more career choices and expand their professional development opportunity. We started this effort back in December 2016 to modernize our ratings in a way that had never been done before, and it was long overdue. By joining rating modernization with the transformation of our enlisted personnel business processes, we’re going to provide our Sailors better talent management in career flexibility and the more relevant training they’re going to need for their next job. And it’s also going to add to their resume the widely recognized credentials that translate both within the Navy as well as to the civilian work force. In the military, we tend to develop campaign plans that have lines of effort, so we developed a campaign plan for rating modernization with four key lines of effort: enlisted career fields, marketplace detailing, the advancement process and credentialing. When you combine these lines of effort, they support a long list of Sailor
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2025 initiatives that will redefine Navy’s career fields and improve our talent management and the detailing process. As I mentioned, it will offer more career choices and more flexibility to our Sailors. But make no mistake, we’re doing this because the Navy has to do it because it’s going to help increase our fleet readiness, it’s going to make us more sustainable in the future where resources will continue to be scarce, and it’s going to help us with our fit.
Rating modernization is the future of the growing workforce in the Navy. In August, we released NAVADMIN 196/18 that provided an update on those four lines of effort. This is the first of a total of five blogs that will talk about the updates to rating modernization. The remaining four blogs will each zero in on one of the lines of effort to give you a little more clarity on what all these updates mean for you. We also have a series of six rating mod-
ernization podcasts that mirror the blogs we will be sharing with you. Navy Live editor’s note: Sailor 2025 is the Navy’s program to more effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward and retain the force of tomorrow. It consists of approximately 45 living, breathing initiatives and is built on a framework of three pillars – a modern personnel system, a career learning continuum and career readiness.
CNO visits the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group at sea By Lt.j.g. Jamie Moroney USS John C. Stennis Public Affairs
ARABIAN GULF (NNS) – The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) visited the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) at sea Jan. 19. CNO Adm. John Richardson and MCPON Russell Smith spent the day aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) engaging with JCSSG leadership, observing day-to-day operations, and speaking with Sailors about their accomplishments on deployment so far. “You are the most talented Navy we have ever had,” Richardson said. “We have the data to show that. To see you out here, using your energy, being creative, taking the fight to our rivals, making sure we stay the best Navy in the world is very inspirational.” While aboard, Richardson reenlisted 22 Sailors, presented the Sailor of the Year awards and promoted one Sailor in the ship’s hangar bay.
“It’s great to be a part of this ceremony,” Richardson said. “The commitment that is shown by these folks reenlisting right here is exactly the type of commitment that is going to keep us on top.” Shipboard Sailors were grateful that Richardson made time for them. “It feels amazing to be reenlisted by the CNO,” IT3 Albert Lucious, from Wichita Falls, Texas, one of the Sailors who was reenlisted, said. “I never thought I would have this opportunity.” IT3 Daniel Ayala, from Dover, N.J., was grateful to Richardson for promoting him. “It was such an honor and privilege to have had both the CNO and MCPON here during my promotion,” Ayala said. “To have them here to con-
gratulate me was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s moments like this that make me realize how all of what we do is recognized and rewarded.” Both CNO and MCPON commented on the professionalism and capability of JCSSG Sailors. “ B e mindful you are out here doing tremendous work,” Richardson said. “You are maintaining influence in strategic areas around the world and increasing the prosperity of all of our citizens by defending the values that Americans stand for.” MCPON agreed with CNO, and additionally commented on the evident pride Sailors take in their work. “That’s what makes us a better Navy, it’s our people,” Smith said. “Your innovation, creativity, technical com-
petency and capabilities; the way you solve problems and embrace diversity, makes us better as a Navy.” The JCSSG has been doing what they need to do so far and show no sign of letting up now, Richardson said. The CNO also spoke to the use of Dynamic Force Employment, and how the JCSSG has been embodying the strategy while on deployment. “Dynamic Force Employment brings us back to our roots as a Navy,” Richardson said. “Moving around the world unpredictably and putting doubt and fear in the minds of our adversaries brings us back to what we do best: being America’s lethal and maneuverable fighting force.” JCSSG is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. For more news from USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), visit www.navy.mil/ local/cvn74.
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Marshall Center address cyberspace challenges, threats By Christine June George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – It’s a hyperconnected world, where cyberspace provides critical support for the world’s economy, civil infrastructure, public safety and national security. But it’s also where cyberattacks loom as large as the opportunities with their ability to trigger massive breakdowns. Seventy-eight cyber professionals from 52 countries are now better equipped to establish policy responses to these rapidly evolving cyber threats after graduating yesterday from the Program on Cyber Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies here. The Marshall Center is a GermanAmerican partnership that has produced generations of global security professionals for the past 25 years. In 2014, the Defense Department designated it as a Center of Excellence for Transnational Security Studies, due to its cybersecurity program and its cours-
es on countering organized crime and combating terrorism. “Our program focuses on areas that are not just within the normal Department of Defense or Ministry of Defense lanes or areas of expertise, but also examines whole-of-government approaches in addressing cyber security issues and challenges,” Philip Lark, the PCSS course director, who was instrumental in developing this transnational course for the Marshall Center in 2014, said. In particular, the program addresses internet governance, internet freedom, combating terrorism and cybercrime, developing public and private partnerships, applicability of international law in cyber space, and exploring other critical cyber-related policy issues. “We are the only DOD regional center that has the authority to do a transnational program like this with participants from all over the world,” retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith W. Dayton, the Marshall Center’s director, said. In this class, the professionals worked in a wide variety of national ministries, with the majority from interior, defense, justice and foreign affairs. “This
Mika Kerttunen, director of studies at the Cyber Policy Institute in Estonia, talks to a group of governmental experts on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security during the Program on Cyber Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Photo by Karl-Heinz Wedhorn
program addresses strategic guidance from our stakeholders: DOD and German Ministry of Defense,” Dayton said. Specifically, this guidance is: • To incorporate and evaluate wholeof-government approaches when developing national cyber strategies and
policies • To foster an environment of cyber due diligence • To share Euro-Atlantic and publicprivate partnerships proposals globally for addressing asymmetric threats from nonstate actors • To nurture the formation of a global active network of senior-level cybersecurity professionals Mika Kerttunen, director of Studies at the Cyber Policy Institute in Tartu, Estonia, was an adjunct professor for this course. “The structure of PCSS and how (Lark) has constructed it, gives participants guidance on national strategy as a process and content matter,” he said. “PCSS is totally unique and exceptional. It is the greatest show on Earth in this field. It really makes a difference, because [Lark] and the Marshall Center have been able to gather so many people from so many different countries across the spectrum of government and civilian administrations.” When it is repeated year after year, he added, the results become more viable and reach around the globe.
U.S. will pick up pace in race to space with China, DoD official says By C. Todd Lopez Defense.gov WASHINGTON D.C. – The United States is not out of the game yet when it comes to space, but if it wants to remain on top, it will need to do more and do it faster, a senior Defense Department official said today. “China is integrating certain new technologies and fielding those capabilities faster than the U.S.,” Chris Shank, director of DOD’s Strategic Capabilities Office, said. “That means we have to be more responsive.” Shank spoke during a presentation in San Diego
hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, where he pointed out some statistics regarding space launches last year. “China had 39 launches, the U.S. had 31, Russia had 20, (and) Europe had eight,” Shank said. “And (China) landed a robotic mission on the dark side of the moon – a first.” Shank said that while he doesn’t think the U.S. has lost leadership in space, it is losing ground. After all, he noted, the United States isn’t without its own recent achievements in space. “In the same week that they land on the moon, we are at the furthest reaches of the solar system at Ultima Thule,” he said. NASA’s New Horizons probe
flew by and observed the trans-Neptunian object about 4 billion miles from the sun last week. It’s the farthest object ever explored in space. Shank said to stay relevant in space, the United States will need to speed up its development cycle for space-based technologies significantly. “The DOD is committed to creating a Space Development Agency,” Shank said. “That would be a joint organization ... to rapidly develop and field the next generation of space capabilities. I think that a Space Development Agency will represent a real investment in experimenting and prototyping of the rapid field of capabilities. ... So buckle up – 2019 is going to be busy.”
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February 1, 2019
NAS Whiting Field celebrates 27th Year as a Tree City USA From NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently celebrated its 27th consecutive year as a Tree City USA participant recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The designation recognizes a community’s dedication to conservation and urban renewal. The NAS Whiting Field environmental team along with base leadership planted a live oak tree near the Cmdr. Clyde E. Lassen Auditorium on USS Saratoga Street in December to recognize the completion of the annual certification requirements. NASWF has the longest active history of military installation participation with the Tree City program in the state of Florida. “This year marks our 27th year with the Tree City USA program,” Christina Malitz, Brrrrrrrrr. Polar plunge ... NAS Whiting Field
(NASWF) team members and their families braved the cold waters of the Whiting pool this month during MWR’s Polar Plunge event. Prizes were awarded for the best costume, and “jumpers” received certificates of bravery. MWR treated all participants to hot cocoa and goodies following the icy plunge. Photo by Julie Ziegenhorn
NAS Whiting Field Natural Resource Manager said. “This live oak tree was planted close to the site of a 38” water oak that had to be removed due to safety concerns. “NASWF recognizes the importance of a healthy and safe urban landscape that is a benefit to both the environment and the NASWF community,” she continued. “Let this tree be a symbol of our continuous effort for both.” The Arbor Day Foundation presented a banner to the command to recognize the achieve-
Members of NAS Whiting Field Public Works Department and NAS Whiting Field Executive Officer Cmdr. Jim Brownlee plant a live oak tree to celebrate Tree City USA and the base’s 27th year consecutive year as a participant in the program. The installation has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as demonstrating responsibility as a federal land steward. Photo by Lt.j.g. Ashley Koenig
ment. NAS Whiting Field Executive Officer Cmdr. Jim Brownlee read a proclamation among the base personnel announcing the dates of Dec. 3 through 7 as Tree Week across the base and the significance to supporting such a program. The certificate reads in part, “declare that Whiting Field will continue to annually celebrate
Tree Awareness Week during the first week of December and recognize the importance of preserving and managing our trees with planned activities for the planting of trees throughout the planting season, demonstrating our responsibility as federal land stewards.” These events highlight and serve to raise the awareness of
how important trees are to society. Trees absorb traffic noise, create a shade canopy and habitat for wildlife, help to lower temperatures in urban areas, increase the oxygen level in their areas and help to cleanse pollutants from groundwater and the air. The ceremony is only the final step in the process. Throughout the year, the NAS Whiting Field Natural Resources team is engaged in: ensuring an allocated cost is directed toward forestry projects (this has to exceed $2 per person on the base), maintaining an Urban Forestry Ordnance and holding regular board meetings. The installation’s environmental department works closely with NAS Whiting Field operations department to create a balance between creating a healthy woodland habitat and the operational requirements for the high number of flight operations that occur each year.
February 1, 2019
Military Notices DLAB and DLPT tests available
Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays onboard NAS Pensacola at the Navy Language Testing Office, Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through https://www. mnp.navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/ndfltp. For more language testing information, contact CIWT_ CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture offers at www.netc.navy. mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.
Marine enlisted college seminars
Sergeants School Seminar Program (SSSP), Career School Seminar Program (CSSP) and Advanced School Seminar Program (ASSP) classes have been announced and are available for students to sign up. All courses begin Feb. 18 and end May 31. Registration deadline is today, Jan. 25. Seminars are open to both active-duty and reserve Marines. ASSP is currently only available for onsite classes. Online class availbility is expected for June 2019 courses. SSSP and CSSP are both available for onsite and online classes. For more information, contact Chris Marvin at 4529460, ext. 3135 or e-mail email@example.com.
Local MOPH orders announcements
The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Chapter 566 and MOPH Auxiliary Unit 566 have canceled their monthly meetings until Feb. 16. When they restart, meetings will continue to be held the third Saturday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Church of Christ, 4286 Woodbine Road. For more information, contact MOPHA Unit 566 President Ann Smithson at 712-4745 or Dan Smithson at 449-7843.
H.E.R. Foundation volunteers needed
H.E.R Foundation is looking for women veterans and active-duty member to volunteers for a Valentine Day event, Feb. 14. Contact the H.E.R. Foundation at www. honorher.org, select the contact button at bottom of page and let them know you are interested in volunteering. Do not forget to include your contact information. You may also call (866) 944-9561 if you are interested in being a part of change the lives of homeless sisters in arms.
Onboard NASP FFSC announces February classes
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 4525990. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday • Parenting: Ages 6 to 12: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Feb. 4 through March 19 (six sessions) • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Feb. 6 • Kiddie Kraft: 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 8 at Lighthouse Terrace, #1 Price Ave. • Sponsor Training: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Feb. 12 • Anger Control: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Feb. 12 and Feb. 19 (you must attend both sessions) • What Type of Home Can You Afford?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Feb. 13 • Smooth Move: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 13 • New spouse, Newcomer orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Feb. 15 • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 20 • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 20 at Naval Hospital Pensacola Courtyard • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Feb. 22 • Don’t Be Taken, Know a Scam When You Hear One!: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Feb. 27
Around Town ROWWA luncheon announced
The Retired Officers Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will meet for lunch from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 14 at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 E. Gregory St. ROWWA members meet every second Thursday of the month, September through May, for social activities. New members are always welcome. The annual membership dues are $15, and the monthly luncheon fee is $20. For more information and reservations, contact Mary Chase at 686-1160.
“Read All About It...” Scholarship for military children
The Scholarships for Military Children Program for school year 2019/20 is now open, and will continue accepting applications through Feb. 15. Selection qualifications are straightforward. Requirements include completing the application; submission of the student’s official transcript indicating a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for high school applicants, or college transcript indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for students already enrolled in colleg; and an essay of 500 words or less, no longer than two pages. For scholarship year 2019/20, Fisher House Foundation will award 500 scholarship grants of $2,000 each. The selection process will begin immediately following receipt of all applications in February. All rules and requirements for the program, as well as links to frequently asked questions are available at the Scholarships for Military Children website. For more information, visit www.militaryscholar. org.
Jazz students invited to apply
Student jazz musicians, you are invited to submit an entry to the 2019 Student Jazz Competition. The finals will be the March Jazz Gumbo, 6:30 p.m., March 18, at Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government Street. Three finalists from each division – College Instrumental, High School Instrumental and Jazz Vocal – will perform at the live finals. Awards for first, second and third in each division, ranging from $100 to $500, will be presented at the conclusion of the event. Application deadline is March 1. Go to www.jazzpensacola.com to download the 2019 application, the current flyer and backing tracks. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 433-8382.
I Pink I Can annual run announced
Join the Krewe du YaYas at the sixth annual I Pink I Can Run four-mile run/walk for breast cancer Feb. 23. The race will start at 9 a.m. at the Flora-Bama Lounge. All proceeds from this event benefit The Keeping Abreast Foundations’ mammography and breast health programs. Cost is $30 now until Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. Registration rate goes up to $35 at packet pick-up and race day. To register, visit www.active.com/perdido-key-fl/running/distance-running-races/i-pink-i-can-run-2019. For more information, visit www.keepingabreastfoundation.org.
Faith vs. Fear showings at PHS
Get ready; the nation’s hottest comedy stage play that everybody has been talking about, “Faith vs. Fear,” is coming to the Pensacola High School auditorium Feb. 16 for two big shows at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Get your tickets while they last. “Faith vs. Fear” is inspirational, realistic and down right hilarious. The show is about life conditions, tests, trials and tribulations that we all go through in life. This unique production was written by Pensacola’s own National Gospel Award Winning Playwright Leroy Williams. “Faith vs. Fear” will keep you laughing in your seat. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Group discounts are available for 10 or more people. Purchase your tickets at the Lifeway Christian Store, on Airport Blvd next to Stein Mart and online at pcaraonline.com. For more information and group discounts, call Leroy Williams at 293-5345.
NFA to host hiring event tomorrow
The National Flight Academy (NFA) and the Fleet and Family Support Center are sponsoring a hiring event. Seasonal and part-time positions will be spotlighted during the hiring event, which is scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 2 at the National Flight Academy. The address is 1 Fetterman Way, NAS Pensacola. The event will feature two sessions scheduled for 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Applicants must be at least 19 years old, pass a leveltwo background screening and have a Florida issued driver’s license or ID card. Sign-up sheets for interview slots will be available for anyone interested in applying for the jobs. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to each start time. Applicants will receive an introduction and an overview of the NFA’s mission and a tour of the facility. A question-and-answer session will follow. The NFA is a subsidiary of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. It is an educational facility authorized but not endorsed or financially supported by the U.S. Navy. For more information, please visit www.nationalflightacademy.com.
Ocean Hour Florida March schedule
Ocean Hour Florida will be conducting weekly beach clean ups throughout March. Below are all currentlyscheduled clean ups: • March 2: Naval Live Oaks and Bob Sikes Bridge, 1801 Gulf Breeze Highway and Grand Marlin Restaurant, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Santa Rosa Island. • March 9: Bay Bluffs Park & Chimney Park, 3400 Scenic Highway and Scenic Hwy. at Langley Ave. • March 16: Wayside Park and Bartram Park, 745 Bayfront Parkway and 211 East Main Street • March 23: Park West and Quietwater Beach, Park West (1300 Block of Ft Pickens Rd.) • March 30: Philip Payne Bridge and Bruce Beach, 2700 East Cervantes Street and 601 W Main Street Buckets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags will be supplied for most clean ups. Sign in is at 8:45 a.m. and cleanup is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dress for the weather and bring water, bug spray and sunscreen as needed. For more information, contact Ocean Hour Floirda at Facebook.com/oceanhourfl, www.oceanhourfl.com, email email@example.com or call 450-1112.
Hungry Hearts food donation event
The second annual Hungry Hearts Event hosted by Artworks Studio and Gallery at Villagio on Perdido Key, 13700 Perdido Key Dr., will be held Feb. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. During the event, food donations will be taken for 325ZeroHunger, a nonprofit aiming to end childhood hunger. More than 60 percent of Escambia County public school students, roughly 24,000 children, rely on the school system for at least two free or reduced price meals a day during the school year. Approximately 1,500 to 2,000 of the 24,000 eligible students will receive meals during a part of the summer provided through the USDA programs. The remaining 22,000 are left to make other arrangements. Everyone is invited to bring a non-perishable food item to help support the community. Enjoy local art and activites during the event. For more information, call 261-9617.
Document shredding day announced
Grand Points Realty will be working with Arc Gateway to hold a special document shredding event Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 511 E. Government St. Grand Point Realty and Arc Gateway invite neighbors, customers and friends to join in protecing your personal information. The Arc Gateway is a non-profit organization which has been providing services/support to individuals with developmental disabilities in Pensacola since 1954. Their “Shredding Crew” will be parked at the Grand Point Realty office Feb. 5 to gather important documents for secure disposal. Bring your boxes to our office, weigh in and pay a small, tax-exempt fee to the Arc Gateway. Safe, secure and worry-free. Grand Points Realty will provide refreshments for all participants. • $15 fee for first 50 lbs. • 18 cents per lb. after first 50 lbs. • No need to remove staples or clips • No limit For more information, call Grand Points Realty at 4353005.
Best chili contest at Flora-Bama
Some 25 teams will vie for the coveted title of “Best Chili” around when they start cookin’ up their “secret” ingredients under the tent at the iconic Flora-Bama tomorrow, Feb. 2. This popular event, starts cookin’ with the ‘Honky-Tonk’ country music of Jason Justice and the Hung Jury at 11 a.m. A $20 donation to the American Cancer Society allows you unlimited sampling of chili along with a free draft beer. Last year more than $11,000 was raised for the Society’s efforts to eliminate cancer. Coming to cook? Entry fees are $25 per three-man team. Registration fees include three t-shirts, one apron and complimentary beer. Teams will cook minimum of five gallons of chili on site, using their own ingredients, cooking utensils, pots and burner. Teams can register in the Flora-Bama gift shop or online at www.florabama.com. Coming to eat? For $20 per person, each guest will enjoy unlimited chili samples, one free beer or nonalcoholic beverage and one People’s Choice ticket to give to the team of your choice. Pay at the door, get your hand stamped, then sample away. Try any and every chili you desire and vote by putting your ticket in the booth you deem best. One hundred percent of ticket sales from the public will support American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. Additional People’s Choice tickets can be purchased for $1. For more information, contact Marketing Director Jenifer Parnell at firstname.lastname@example.org, Event Coordinator Jessica Langston at Jessica@florabama.com or visit www.facebook.com/florabama.
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February 1, 2019
Panama City corpsman completes EMT training; See page B2 “Spotlight”
Honoring the contributions of African-Americans to our proud naval history
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By John R. Desselle Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division
ebruary is Black History Month, a time to commemorate the history and heritage of African-Americans and their accomplishments in the U.S. Navy. Here are a few notable figures from naval history
BMCM (MDV) Carl M. Brashear
BMCM Carl M. Brashear, while on assignment during bomb recovery operations in March 1966, a line used for towing broke loose, causing a pipe to strike Brashear’s left leg below the knee, nearly shearing it off. Brashear developed a terrible infection in that leg and it was eventually amputated. Even after Brashear’s leg was removed, he was determined to follow his dream and continue his service in the U.S. Navy. After retiring from the Navy as a master chief diver in 1979, he served as a civilian employee for the government at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., and retired in 1993. Brashear died July 25, 2006. He was the subject of the movie, “Men of Honor.” The Golden Thirteen were
the 13 African-American enlisted men who became the first black commissioned and warrant officers in the U.S. Navy. Before June 1, 1942, AfricanAmericans could only join the Navy’s messman or steward ratings, which not only segregated them from the rest of the Navy community, but also prohibited them from becoming commissioned officers. The Golden Thirteen broke the color barrier. Read more in “The Negro in the Navy” from Kelly Miller’s book (published 1919) “History of the World War for Human Rights.” Doris Miller, for his bravery during the attack on Pearl
Adm. Michelle Howard
Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, was the first African-American to be awarded the Navy Cross. He was also featured as the “First
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In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) has announced the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website, www.deomi.org. Illustration courtesy of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute
U.S. Hero of World War II” in Ebony magazine (December 1969). Nearly two years after Pearl Harbor, he was killed in action when USS Liscome Bay (CVE 56) was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during the Battle of Makin. Ens. Jesse LeRoy Brown, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1926 and lost his life for his country on Dec. 4, 1950. He was the first African-American aviator in the U.S. Navy, a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the first AfricanAmerican naval officer killed in the Korean War. He died in the
wreckage of his airplane Dec. 4, 1950. Adm. Michelle Howard is not only the first woman to become a four-star admiral and Vice Chief of Naval Operations, but also the first African-American woman to hold that post. Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely Jr. served 38 years in the U.S. Navy from 1942 through 1980. He was the first African-American to command a Navy ship, the first to command a fleet and the first to become an admiral. He received the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Ser-
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vice Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. He died at the age of 82, Oct. 22, 2004. African-American Sailors progressed from messmen and stewards to four-star admirals and the office of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations. America is grateful, thankful and proud of the achievements of AfricanAmericans in naval history as well as the Sailors of America’s Navy who today continue to build on the tradition of excellence established by those who went before them. This month is dedicated to them and their legacy of service.
Dr. Mae C. Jemison: First African-American woman in space Born Oct. 17, 1956, in Decatur, Ala., but considers Chicago, Ill., to be her hometown. Recreational interests include traveling, graphic arts, photography, sewing, skiing, collecting African art, languages (Russian, Swahili, Japanese) and weight training. She has an extensive dance and exercise background and is an avid reader. Jemison has a background in both engineering and medical research. She has worked in the areas of computer programming, printed wiring board materials, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, computer magnetic disc production and reproductive biology. Jemison was selected for the astronaut program in June 1987. She was the science mission specialist on STS-47 Spacelab-J (Sept. 12 through 20, 1992). STS-47 was a cooperative mission between the United States and Japan. The eight-day mission was accomplished in 127 orbits of the Earth and included 44 Japanese and U.S. life science and materials processing experiments. In completing her first space flight, Jemison logged 190 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds in space. Jemison left NASA in March 1993.
February 1, 2019
Panama City corpsman completes EMT training Story, photo by PO1 Brannon Deugan Naval Hospital Pensacola
U.S. Navy corpsman graduated from Gulf Coast State College’s emergency medical technician (EMT) certification course in Panama City recently. HN Kyle Decker, assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Panama City, began the one-semester program in August where he spent three hours for three evenings a week to complete the 12 credit hours of curriculum to broaden his professional knowledge base. “My leadership talked for a long time about having corpsmen enroll into the EMT program, and I decided that I would volunteer,” Decker, from Chesapeake, Va. said. “I also wanted to advance my knowledge of my rate and the medical field in general. I was able to see how the civilian sector does things and to see exactly what the job is of a paramedic.” HMC Henry Gonzales, senior enlisted leader for NBHC Panama City, explained that corpsmen who complete the EMT training are very valuable to their commands. These corpsmen learn skills that are useful within their clinics and during future deployments. During an emer-
gency, EMT qualified corpsmen are capable of acting as first responders for civilians until proper civilian medical care arrives. “I’m always proud when a corpsman goes to an EMT school,” Gonzales, from Jacksonville, Fla. said. “I’ve completed (one) myself and it was beneficial.” Throughout the program, Decker learned about EMT methods by attending lectures, participating in laboratory assignments and completing ride-alongs with actual EMTs. The course work also included defensive tactics for healthcare providers, how to operate an emergency vehicle and trauma management. “The best part of the program was the clinical and the ride-along with EMTs and paramedics on the trucks,” Decker said. “That was definitely a lot of fun, and the EMTs and paramedics were good about getting the students involved with patients and even a few procedures so that we could get practice.
HN Kyle Decker, assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic Panama City, Fla., conducts an examination of a patient Jan. 15. Decker recently graduated from Gulf Coast State College’s emergency medical technician certification course.
They were willing to teach us a lot and help us learn.” Decker’s attendance in the program allowed him to develop skills that he has been able to bring back to NBHC Panama City so he could assist with providing better patient care. “The course opened my eyes to a lot of stuff and a lot more information regarding patient care,” Decker said. “I understand what questions I can ask patients to help the providers understand what is wrong with certain patients.” Decker is still young in his
Navy career and will be transferring in March to Camp Lejeune, N.C. While he is excited about his upcoming tour with the Marines, Decker is still not sure where his naval career will take him; however, he is continuing to work toward his ultimate goal by building upon the information he has already learned as a corpsman and through the EMT course. “My mom is a nurse, and I have always been around the medical field,” Decker said. “It is just one of those things that interests me, and I just
wanted to learn more about it. “I haven’t narrowed down exactly what I want to do yet, but one goal is that I want to become a registered nurse at the very least and go from there,” he continued. NBHC Panama City is one of 10 branch clinics assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola. Established in 1826, Naval Hospital Pensacola’s mission is to deliver high quality health care to ensure a medically ready force and a ready medical force through strategic partnerships and innovation.
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• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 452-5990. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. • Parenting: Ages 6-12: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Feb. 4-March 19 (six sessions). This class dives into the specifics of what children in this age range need for developmental and emotional growth. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for Feb. 6. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Kiddie Kraft: 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 8 at Lighthouse Terrace, #1 Price Ave. A fun way to increase your child’s social development with a creative way to learn. Children will develop skills to improve eye and hand coordination. • Sponsor Training: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Feb. 12. Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. FFSC conducts Command Sponsorship Training monthly. After completing the required training, Sponsors are prepared to provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. • Anger Control: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 Feb. 12 and Feb. 19 (you must attend both sessions). Do you feel you get angry at the simplest things? Learn to get control your anger before it controls you. • What Type of Home Can You Afford?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 13. Learn about real estate and mortgages and how to negotiate the right deal for you. • Smooth Move: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 13. Learn how to apply for a travel allowance, plan a relocation budget, and get helpful hints on personal property shipping and storage. • New spouse, Newcomer orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15.
Meet other new military spouses, and gather informational materials. Workshop will help spouses prepare for their responsibilities and acquaint them with military and community resources. • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 9955247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS) • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel, dinner after service • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:00 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday
NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with meal • Greek Orthodox Orthos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Greek Orthodox Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/ Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@ bnaiisraelpensacola.org • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http:// templebethelofpensacola.org • Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue, 6700 Spanish Trail. Services are 10 a.m., Saturday morning. For more, visit www.shalompensacola.com • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 4365060 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventhday Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442 • Grace Christian Church – (a nondenominational Christian Church/ Church of Christ) 9921 Chemstrand Rd. Phone: 494-3022 Weekly Sunday services: Bible school – 9:30 a.m., Worship – 10:30 a.m. • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W. Garden Street. Sunday Service – Orthros 8:45 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m. Weekday Feast Day Services – Orthros 8:30 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m. For information call 433-2662 or visit www.annunciationgoc.org.
Krewe of Avant Garde annual Mardi Gras Ball
Krewe members wave to the crowd during the 2017 Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Pensacola. The Krewe of Avant Garde’s float, known as “Let the Good Times Roll,” celebrates all five military branches. Photo from the Krewe of Avant Garde Facebook page
with the purpose to provide a visible military presence during the Mardi Gras festivities. The Krewe participates in parades as a way to honor and support our troops as they fly the flags of the country and branches of our military services. Their float can be seen in the forefront of the Pensacola Mardi Gras parade, Veteran’s Day Parade and Christmas Parade. Throughout the year, the Krewe hosts membership social events as part of the perks of joining the organization which can be viewed on their Facebook page – Krewe of Avant Garde.
From Patty Veal Krewe of Avant Garde The Krewe of Avant Garde invites the community to their annual Mardi Gras Ball at 6 p.m., Feb. 15 at the Pensacola Yacht Club to show their support for the military service members and enjoy live music by Dr. Breeze, food, fun and more provided. Tickets are $30 each for non-members and can be purchased in advance or at the door via check for this black-tie and military dress optional event. The Krewe of Avant Garde has been in existence since 1983
The Mardi Gras Ball Chair Dean Kirschner said, “Our Mardi Gras Ball is open to the public to come and see what our Krewe is all about. Although we honor our military, you do not need to be in the military to join our organization or participate in our events. We are a social organization – no speeches and no agenda other than to have fun and honor those who server and have served in our military.” The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour followed by dinner, program, and dancing. For information about the Krewe of Avant Garde Mardi Gras Ball, contact estdean@ cox.net, 458-7988 or through the Krewe of Avant Garde Facebook page. To RSVP and buy tickets for the Krewe’s annual ball, you can also mail a check by Feb. 10 to: Krewe of Avant Garde, 9607 Garallatorial Cr., Pensacola, FL 32507. The Krewe of Avant Garde, which was established in 1983, has existed with the purpose to provide a continual visible military presence during the Mardi Gras festivities and at major community events throughout the year in and around Pensacola. Like the Krewe’s page on Facebook – Krewe of Avant Garde – and show your support for military service members.
C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY Upside” (PG13) “Escape Room” t “The 5 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. (PG13) 5 p.m. c “Bumblebee” (PG13) “Aquaman” (PG13) 2D: 5:30 p.m. 2D: 7 p.m. h “Escape Room” “Bumblebee” (PG13) “Mortal Engines” (PG13) 3D: Noon
“Smallfoot” (PG) Noon, FREE
“Into the Spider-Verse” (PG) 3D: 2:40 p.m.
“House with a Clock in its Walls” (PG) 2:30 p.m., FREE
“Bumblebee” (PG13) 3D: 5:10 p.m.
“Deadpool” (PG13) 5 p.m., FREE
“Aquaman” (PG13) 3D: 7:40 p.m.
“Deadpool 2” (PG13) 7:30 p.m., FREE
“Mary Poppins Returns” (PG) 12:30 p.m.
“Aquaman” (PG13) 2D: 1 p.m., FREE
“Holmes and Watson” (PG13) 3:30 p.m.
“The Upside” (PG13) 4 p.m.
“The Upside” (PG13) 5:40 p.m.
“Escape Room” (PG13) 7 p.m.
(PG13) 8:10 p.m.
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“The Upside” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Bumblebee” (PG13) 2D: 7:30 p.m.
Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com.
• Homeschool P.E. program: Looking to supplement your child’s physical education? MWR Fitness will host a Homeschool Scholar Program every Monday from now until the end of the school year April 29. Physical Education classes will be offered at the Family Fitness Center onboard NAS Pensacola Try this Corry Station. Classes will teach fitness, nutri- • Family Fitness tion, mind and body for Days: The Family Fitchildren of eligible MWR ness Center onboard Homeschool families. NASP Corry Station will Times include 9 a.m. to be hosting Family Fit10 a.m. for children ages ness Days the first and 6 to 10 and 10 a.m. to 11 third Saturdays of the a.m. for children ages 10 month. These events will to 15. For more informa- educate families about fitness and nutrition tion, call 452-6004. • Danger Zone through family fun, acPaintball: The Blue tivities, lectures and proAngel Park hosts Danger gramming. For more inZone Paintball Saturday formation, call 452-6004. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday and Friday for private party reservations. The “woods-ball” facility has approximately 35 acres of wooded area for play. A military or DoD ID is required to rent equipment. For more information or for reversations, call 281-5489. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For children ages 5 to 17. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146, 457-1421 or 457-1421 or e-mail email@example.com. • Karate class: MWR offers Karate with Sensei John Wynne at the Portside Fitness Center. Cost is $20 per month for military ($22 for DoD). Beginners class takes place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m. Advanced class is Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 452-7810. • Discount tickets: Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 to check out the discounts available on vacations and attractions. For more information, call 452-6354. • Good reading: The NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, has an extensive selection of books, periodicals and newspapers. Computers with Internet access are available for use in the library. Wireless access and quiet study areas are also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. For more information, call 452-4362.
“Aquaman” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m.
“Escape Room” (PG13) 8:20 p.m.
2D: 5:10 p.m.
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Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www. naspensacola-mwr.com.
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