Vol. 79, No. 5
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February 6, 2015
Expanded Coast Guard exhibit opens By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
The new, 10,000-square-foot Coast Guard exhibit promises to be a popular attraction at the National Naval Aviation Museum. About 300 people including active-duty Coast Guard members from Pensacola and Mobile area and a number of retired personnel from the Coast Guard Aviation Association (Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl) turned out for the Jan. 27 dedication and the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Robert “Buddy” Macon, deputy director National Naval Aviation Museum, welcomed dignitaries and visitors and praised the collaborative efforts of the museum’s departments that resulted in major upgrades to the exhibit, which has moved from the south wing of the main museum to Hangar Bay One. “Every element that you see today has been provided for and by in-house artisans,” Macon said. Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen, president and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, thanked contributors and emphasized the teamwork involved in completing projects such as the Coast Guard exhibit. “It all comes down to three big Cs – the letter C,” he said.
“Those who conceive it, the craftsmen who build it and the contributors who allow us to get this done.” The exhibit includes multimedia presentations as well as artifacts collected during the past 50 years, including personal effects of Elmer “Archie” Stone, the Coast Guard’s first naval aviator. Aircraft featured include an RD Dolphin and examples of Coast Guard helicopters such as the HNS Hoverfly, the HO3S and the HH-52 Sea Guard. The opening also was tied to an important date in the history of the Coast Guard. January 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s signing into the law the act to merge the Revenue Cutter Service and the Lifesaving Service to form the U.S. Coast Guard. Dignitaries who participated in the ceremony included Rear Adm. John H. “Jake” Korn, commander of the 7th Coast Guard District and the 24th Ancient Albatross (an honorary position held by the active-duty Coast Guard aviator holding the earliest designation); retired Coast Guard Vice Adm. John Currier, a former vice commandant of the Coast Guard; and retired Navy Rear Adm. Samuel
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(Above) Rear Adm. John H. “Jake” Korn, commander of the 7th Coast Guard District, speaks prior to the Jan. 27 ribbon-cutting for the Coast Guard exhibit in Hangar Bay One at the National Naval Aviation Museum. (Below) From left, Robert “Buddy” Macon, deputy director National Naval Aviation Museum; retired Navy Rear Adm. Samuel Cox, the new director of Naval History at the Naval History and Heritage Command; Korn; retired Coast Guard Vice Adm. John Currier, a former vice commandant of the Coast Guard; and retired Marine Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen, president and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. Photos by Mike O’Connor
U.S. Navy Band coming to Saenger Theater Feb. 23 Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon coming to NAS Pensacola March 19
Security exercise continues at NASP By Bethany Chestnut NASP PAO Intern
Emergency officials at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) are working through Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2015, an annual exercise focused on training and readiness. NASP, NASP Corry Station and Saufley Field are participating in the anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) exercises that will be conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all continental United States naval installations through Feb. 13.
band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for Pensacola residents will be treated to 90 years. upcoming performances by the United One of the U.S. Navy Band’s primary States Navy Band and the Marine Corps responsibilities involves touring the counSilent Drill Platoon. try. All of the band’s primary performing America’s Navy is coming home to units embark each year on concert tours Pensacola, one of 32 cities in six states to throughout specified regions of the counhost a performance by the United States try, allowing the band to reach out to audiNavy Band during its 2015 spring tour – ences in areas of the country that do not one of the Navy’s signature outreach pro- have opportunities to see the Navy’s pregrams. mier musical ensembles on a regular basis. The United States Navy Concert Band’s The concerts are family-friendly events, performance is scheduled for Feb. 23, 7:30 meant to be entertaining to veterans, famp.m., at Pensacola’s Saenger Theatre. ilies, individuals and those interested in The U.S. Navy Concert Band, the pre- joining the Navy. mier wind ensemble of America’s Navy, “America’s Navy has only recently From Pen Air FCU presents a wide array of marches, patriotic adopted the motto, ‘Being There Matters,’ selections, orchestral works and modern but it’s been a part of what we do for many As part of Military wind ensemble repertoire. As the original Saves Week 2015, schedensemble of the Navy Band, the concert See Band on page 2 uled for Feb. 23-28, both NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field Fleet and Family Support Centers and Pen Air Federal Credit Union (FCU) are spreading the savings message, and urging military personnel and their families to participate in Military Saves Week and take the Military Saves pledge. During the official The U.S. Navy Band will take the stage Feb. 23 at Pensacola’s Saenger Theater. Tickets are free and are available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office and the Pensacola week, free Military Saves State College Lyceum Office. Tickets must be picked up in advance. Any unclaimed events designed to help seats will be made available to non-ticket holders shortly before the concert begins. people build wealth, not
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According to CNIC and USFF Public Affairs, the exercises consist of about 130 simultaneous field training exercise attacks across the country, each designed to test different regional ATFP operations. This annual exercise was developed to enhance the training and readiness of the Navy security personnel while establishing a learning environment to execute functional plans and operational capabilities. Exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield is an annual scheduled event and is not a result of any specific threat, officials said.
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Military Saves Week kicks off Feb. 23 debt, will be scheduled and announced through the Fleet & Family Support Center at each military installation.
The 2015 Military Saves Week theme is simply, “Set a Goal, Make a Plan, and Save Automatically.” The concept seems easy enough, but “50 percent of service members say they have too much debt,” as quoted from
FINRA Investor Foundation Financial Capability Military Survey. Financial readiness contributes to unit readiness: if service members and their families are feeling financially stressed, it can affect every aspect of their lives. This is why the savings message is so important. To help service members save more successfully and encourage them to save, Fleet and Family Support is partnering with Pen Air Federal Credit Union to offer military
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ECAT route changes for base exercises From Escambia County Area Transit
Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) will make route and service adjustments
for the Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2015 Military Exercise on NAS Pensacola and NASP Corry Station until Feb. 13. Public access to both bases will be limited for the military ex-
ercise and there may be delays due to traffic congestion. The affected ECAT routes are Routes 57, 58, 59 A, and 59 Express. Routes 57 and 58 will run
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Cox, the new director of Naval History at the Naval History and Heritage Command. Currier pointed out that the Coast Guard will mark its 100th anniversary in 2016, and Pensacola holds a significant place in history as the “Cradle of Coast Guard aviation.” He said the exhibit would play a part in the anniversary celebration. Currier also drew applause for comments about the exhibit and the museum. “In my opinion this rivals any aviation museum in the United States, including the Air and Space Museum in Washington,” he said. “This is magnificent.” Korn, who presented a Coast Guard distinguished public service medal to museum officials, said the exhibit reflects the dynamic elements of Coast Guard service. “The Coast Guard is on the front lines every day,” he said. “This is the essence of our service.” He said attending the opening was an inspiring experience that brought together the past, present and the future.
Elaine Gregory, right, looks at a display of World War II Coast Guard uniforms donated to the exhibit by her father, Robert Louis Gregory. With her is her cousin, Judy Gregory Dulabhan. Photo by Mike O’Connor
“I see aviation legends on one side and so many people that are about to be aviation legends,” he said. Some of those attending the opening
modified service to the base during the affected time periods. According to base security, passengers must provide proper identification at the front gate entrances of NAS
had a personal connection to the exhibit. Retired Coast Guard Cmdr. Lonnie Lee Mixon, who was an exchange pilot with the U.S. Air Force’s 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron in Vietnam, was excited to see a display of his donated medals and ribbons. Mixon enlisted in the Coast Guard in December 1951 as a sonarman first class. He was accepted for officer candidate school, was commissioned as an ensign in 1958 and completed flight training in 1961. In Vietnam, Mixon flew 395 combat hours and accomplished 10 combat rescues. In July 1968, he was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action. He also received the distinguished flying cross. World War II Coast Guard uniforms donated by Robert Louis Gregory were the main attraction for Gregory’s daughter, Elaine Gregory, and her cousin, Judy Gregory Dulabhan. Robert Louis Gregory enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and first trained as a radioman. During World War II, the Navy permitted qualified enlisted men to become pilots with the rating of aviation pilot. Gregory was one such enlisted pilot
Pensacola and NASP Corry Station. For additional ECAT route and schedule information, contact ECAT at 595-3228 or visit its website at www.goecat.com
selected to attend flight school at NAS Pensacola. He later transferred to the Coast Guard, which in times of war, fell under Navy jurisdiction. Gregory served as a liaison pilot, transporting many USO performers overseas, including actress Marlene Dietrich. He also flew PB2Y seaplanes during iceberg sighting missions and was alternately stationed in Greenland and Newfoundland during the war. His uniforms featured in the exhibit indicate the speed at which enlisted men could rise through the ranks during World War II. Work on the exhibit, which officially opened to public Jan. 28, is not finished Macon said. “When you walk into the exhibit you will notice some open areas,” Macon said. He said that was part of the design with the hopes that there will be more contributions in the future. “We have built this and it is up to you to fill it,” he said. “Those of you that are no longer in uniform, remember that you may be history. It’s important to us. Those of you that are in uniform, you’ve got to understand that you are making history.”
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years – through music – and therefore Navy bands are integral to our national security,” said Capt. Brian O. Walden, the Navy Band’s commanding officer. “Today, Navy bands are still performing around the world, acting as agents of public diplomacy for the American government, improving relations with our allies and winning the hearts and minds with the universal language of music.” “Community and public outreach is a crucial Departmental activity that reinforces trust and confidence in the United States military and in its most important asset – people,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an internal memorandum to service chiefs and other military leaders. “These proactive engagements showcase our superior combat power, demonstrate readiness to defend the nation, and help to preserve the all-volunteer force.” All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public. For more information about this concert, visit the band’s website at http://www.navyband.navy.mil/national_tour.shtml. For more information and press materials about the United States Navy Band, visit http://www.navyband.navy.mil. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon coming to NAS Pensacola March 19: The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon will perform onboard NAS Pensacola March 19, at noon, on the Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) parade field. The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon is a 24-man rifle platoon that performs a unique precision drill exhibition. This highly disciplined platoon exemplifies the professionalism associated with the United States Marine Corps. The Silent Drill Platoon first performed in the Sunset Parades of 1948 and received such an overwhelming response that it soon became a regular part of the parades at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (8th & I, the “Oldest Post of the Corps”). The Marines execute a series of calculated drill movements and precise handling of their hand-polished, 10.5-pound, M1 Garand rifles with fixed bayonets. The routine concludes with a unique rifle inspection sequence demonstrating elaborate rifle spins and tosses. These Marines are individually selected from the Schools of Infantry located in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Camp Lejeune, N.C., based on interviews conducted by barracks personnel. Once selected, Marines are assigned to Marine Barracks Washington to serve a two-year ceremonial tour. Beyond their ceremonial duties, the Marines collaterally train in the field as infantrymen. To remain proficient, these Marines hone their infantry skills at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., throughout the year. Experienced members of the Silent Drill Platoon have the opportunity to audition to become rifle inspectors. Only two Marines per year are selected to become rifle inspectors. They, along with the platoon’s drill master, are entrusted with keeping and passing on the unique knowledge and traditions of the Silent Drill Platoon. Once the year’s Silent Drill Platoon Marines have been selected each fall, they begin their rigorous training at Marine Barracks Washington and later move to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., in order to perfect the routine before beginning a tour of the Corps’ continental installations. Throughout the year, they perform in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators at Marine Barracks Washington and at numerous events across the country and abroad.
USFF directs the U.S. naval bases through these exercises and NASP tracks completion during the exercises and develops a plan to fix what went wrong. Even though the USFF has control over the exercises, NASP has some leeway to cater to the specificities of the base. The Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield are not the only exercises that take place at NASP; throughout the year there are four integrated exercises, each for different types of emergencies. To make these exercises as life-like as possible, they may include acoustic effects, smoke effects, actors playing the opposing side, scripts and timelines for the actors, simulated injuries, and more. These special effects are included in the exercises to make them as realistic as possible and to better prepare and train personnel. During Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield, base employees and residents should expect and plan for longer delays at the gate. It is recommended that people leave for work earlier and be aware that the commute home might take a little longer than usual.
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
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families (and DoD civilian employees) assistance. Information for the program can be obtained online at www.militarysaves.org or at www.penair.org. Military Saves information brochures are available at any Pen Air FCU office. Military Saves is a free and confidential savings oriented program. Easy tools such as direct deposit can make saving possible on most budgets. Oneon-one financial counseling and information are available at Fleet & Family Support. Pen Air FCU offers members Jump
Start Certificate accounts, which are a short-term savings instrument with no minimum deposit requirements. The Jump Start Certificate is a great way to “jump start” a savings goal – just ask any Pen Air FCU representative for details. Pen Air FCU members also have access to a Balance Financial Fitness Program that offers free budget and debt counseling. More information is available at www.penair.org and by contacting our balance advisers direct at (888) 4562227. Military Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the Consumer Federation of America in partnership with the Department of Defense.
NEX to host Black History Month event Feb. 21 From Andrea Beck NEX Special Events Coordinator
Join the Navy Exchange (NEX) Mall for a Black History Month celebration, “Black History Awareness 2015,” Feb. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m., inside the main mall entrance. Highlights include a third appearance by members of the African American Heritage Society of Pensacola, which will bring several local stories to life with readings from the book, “When Black Folks was Colored.” For more information, call Andrea Beck at 458-8250. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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Cornerstones, cannoli now part of family history By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
George Washington once said, “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent may we be lead, like sheep to slaughter.” It was with this same logic that our children mouthed off at us recently. “History? What do you mean we’re going to experience history?” Lilly whined from the back of the minivan. Anna’s groggy eyes peered incredulously from under a mop of bed head. Hayden, still half asleep, grimaced in solidarity with his sisters. It was 9 a.m., which on weekends, is essentially the middle of the night to our three teenagers, and we were driving from our base house on Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island to Boston to spend the day walking “The Freedom Trail.” “This is our last chance to do something as a family before Hayden goes back to college, so zip it,” my husband Francis dictated like King George. Too sleepy to battle, the kids surrendered and went immediately back to sleep. With the uprising squelched, I settled into my seat to study the tour book
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while Francis drove us north on Route 24. As long as we didn’t freeze to death, we would walk the 2.5 mile trail through downtown Boston, past 16 sites that played a pivotal roll in the dramatic struggle for the ideals of freedom of speech, religion, government and self-determination. Although our children would have rather gone to school wearing headgear, we wanted them to experience the events that sparked the American Revolution more than two centuries ago. Glancing in the visor mirror at our teenagers sprawled open-mouthed in the back seats, I repeated the thought that had passed through my mind countless times: “Hopefully they’ll appreciate this one day.” Somehow, it was my fault when Francis missed the hairpin turn the GPS ordered him to take in Boston’s Financial District – my husband is IrishItalian after all – but we eventually arrived at the parking garage recommended by our tour book. Our hike began at the Old State House, dwarfed by surrounding skyscrapers, where in 1761 patriot James Otis rendered a five-hour speech that ignited the colonists’ original
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. rebellion. Only 15 years later, the newly-signed Declaration of Independence was read aloud to the people of Boston from the building’s balcony. If only we were holding
muskets, our family of five would have passed for bedraggled revolutionary militia, as we fought the bitter winds to march over the site of the Boston Massacre north toward the Charles River. We thought we saw the “two if by sea” lanterns hanging on the Old North Church steeple, Paul Revere’s signals that British “regulars” were coming to invade. But thankfully, it was only the neon lights of the restaurants and bakeries on the North End, Boston’s version of Little Italy. “C’mon, let’s go there, puhleeeese,” the troops protested, pointing wearily to redawninged Pizzeria Regina. In order to quell their cries of starvation without representation, we allowed the majority to rule and stopped for lunch. The meal was of historic proportions, and our patriots were properly refueled to survive the rest of the march, even while lugging plastic doggie bags of leftover slices. We passed three more sites – Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, The Old North Church and Paul Revere’s house – before the children asserted their inalienable right to dessert. Sucking pistachio-laced ricotta from a cannoli the size of
my boot, I tasted the benefits of freedom as we trudged on toward the Old South Meeting House, the Massachusetts State House and Boston Common; stopping at the graves of John Hancock, Sam Adams and Paul Revere along the way. In the end, we completed the 2.5 mile trail before dusk, and were safely splayed out on our family room couch, channel surfing by 8 p.m. “Hey Dad,” Hayden interrupted Francis’ game of smartphone solitaire, “Check this out.” Ironically, CNN was covering breaking news of the discovery of a time capsule buried by Paul Revere and Sam Adams 225 years ago in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House. The latex-gloved scientists displayed the copper box of artifacts for the cameras, as our son gazed at the television, his face expressing newfound respect for the brave determination of our founding fathers. As debate over freedom of speech rages on in Paris, in the media, and in our family of five, America stands as a shining beacon to the rest of the world of what can be accompeoplished when, at all costs, ple demand to be heard.
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New study will help researchers change the face of military training By Eric Beidel Office of Naval Research Public Affairs
RLINGTON, Va. (NNS) – The Office of Naval Research (ONR) this week launched a study that could lead to breakthroughs in creating the next-generation of avatars, robots and other human surrogates for military training. The study is being carried out at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where a human surrogate will greet and interact with people passing through the lobby of the university’s institute for simulation and training. The human surrogate will be controlled by a human operator in another location. The “lobby greeter” study at UCF will last for several weeks. When it is over, researchers will use what they have learned to demonstrate the use of surrogates in more complex situations that require a greater amount of interaction. The experiment is part of ONR’s Human Surrogate Interaction program, a three-year investigation into how humans interact with virtual (avatars), physical (animatronics) and other types of surrogates. Findings will help officials determine how best to use these surrogates in military training systems, such as the Infantry Immersion Trainer, a former tomato-packing plant that ONR and the Marine Corps transformed into a state-of-the-art urban training facility at Camp Pendleton, Calif. The program underscores the commitment of the Marine Corps to training and education as described in the service’s science and technology strategic plan. Training and education also are at the heart of research
to enhance warfighter performance, one of ONR’s key technology focus areas. “Marine Corps training concepts continue to merge virtual and live components to create the most realistic, effective and affordable training for
Marines,” said Dr. Peter Squire, ONR program officer. “The way people react to and interact with the different surrogates in this study is crucial to understanding how we can improve our military training systems.” As part of this research ONR is supporting the development of a system called AMITIES (Avatar Mediated Interactive Training and Individualized Experience System) a framework that enables actors to “inhabit” and control various types of surrogates. A combination of voice modulation, artificial intelligence, network protocols and human control opens up a world of training possibilities, researchers say. With AMITIES, multiple surrogates can be controlled by a single human using a special-
ized handheld user interface and head-tracking software. The human controller can be anywhere, and can rapidly switch between characters and training sites as needed. The technology helps reduce the cost and logistics burden of finding and hiring human actors to fill each individual role in training scenarios. “If human role players are not available because of cost or other reasons, this research will help us understand the type of surrogate to replace them with so that the level of training is not diminished,” Squire said. One example of a human surrogate is a humanoid robot. These types of surrogates can change facial appearance and behavior to represent people of
Navyʼs new ʻpin mapʼ ad airing ... The U.S. Navy’s latest recruiting commercial “Pin Map” kicked off Jan. 23 to TV and web audiences worldwide. The 30-second commercial aired during ESPN’s coverage of the Aspen 2015 X Games and a 60-second version will be added to the America’s Navy You Tube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/UnitedStatesNavy) as well as other social media sites. “Pin Map” highlights the service’s unique ability to operate around the world – on, above and below the sea. It ends with the tagline “America’s Navy” and is intended to build awareness of the full spectrum of unique roles of the Navy and its personnel. The second commercial to be released in recent months, “Pin Map” complements “The Shield,” a more people-focused commercial which debuted in December 2014. For information on a career in the United States Navy or to view other popular ads, visit Navy.com. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/. U.S. Navy photo
different races, genders and personalities. During a recent demonstration, an actor used a robot with AMITIES to play the part of a local villager in Afghanistan seeking compensation for goats that had been killed. ONR’s technology has also been demonstrated in Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training scenarios, with a virtual surrogate taking on the characteristics of a victim or aggressor. Experts were on hand to discuss a range of ONR training technologies at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO in Washington, D.C., Feb. 4-5. The EXPO is the Navy’s premier event to share information, discuss research opportunities and build science and technology partnerships between the Navy and Marine Corps, industry and academia. Formerly titled the Science and Technology Partnership Conference, the biennial event draws thousands of attendees from around the world. For more information about the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO and to register, visit: http:// www. onr. navy. mil/ Conference- EventONR/ Future- Force- Expo. aspx. ONR provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps’ technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 70 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and 914 industry partners. ONR employs more than 1,000 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel, with additional employees at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C. For more news from Office of Naval Research, visit www.navy.mil/local/onr/.
Senior Enlisted Continuation Board results released to command triads From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) – The board results for the performance-based Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board (SECB) have been approved and posted on BUPERS online (BOL) for command triads, Jan. 27. Commands will personally notify the 161 Sailors not selected for continuation or in a hold status. Of the 7,017 eligible candidates 98 percent or 6,854 candidates were selected for continuation. On Feb. 3, all results were posted on BOL at https://www.bol.navy.mil where all Sailors may check their results.
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The FY15 SECB convened at Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Oct. 27. The board reviewed 7,015 active duty, full-time support and reserve records; 3,412 chiefs, 2,111 senior chiefs, and 1,492 master chiefs. Active-duty and full-time support Sailors not selected for continuation must transfer to the Fleet Reserve or retire by Aug. 31, unless operationally waived by the Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel to remain on active status by Nov. 30. Reserve Sailors must transfer to the Retired Reserve (with or without pay) by Sept. 1. Those with an approved operational waiver from Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command can remain in a drilling status until an approved date of not later
than Dec. 1. The deadline for non-continued Sailors requesting transfer to Fleet Reserve, retirement or Retired Reserve (with or without pay) to NPC has been extended to March 15 from the original date of Jan. 31 announced in NavAdmin180/14. The deadline for submitting operational waivers and readiness appeals has also been extended to March 15. Formats for operational waivers and readiness appeals can be found at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupersnpc/boards/enlistedcontinuation/Pages/default.aspx. More information on the SECB board can be found at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/boards/enlistedcontinuation/Pages/default.aspx.
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NASC pool holds rescue diver demonstration Story, photo by Ens. Andrew Parker NASC PAO office
rescue diving demonstration for emergency responders was held Jan. 16 at the Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) pool aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. In attendance with firefighters and rescue workers were NASC CO Capt. Mark Truluck, Aviation Water Survival Director Cmdr. Joseph Huffine, and Cobran Lappin, a fire chief with the Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC). The training session was meant to familiarize the firefighters and rescue workers with scuba gear and dry suits in a
controlled environment. Officials from F&ESGC were also using the pool in order to find a viable location to use for future training sessions for resDivers go through emergency rescue exercises at the Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) pool Jan. 16. cue workers. The training demonstration was led by Lap- fighters and rescue be the only viable op- presenters went over a and how to give rescue checklist to use before breaths while moving pin, who is a master workers attended the tion. The entire event was each dive and basic res- through the water. The diver. The other rescue hour-long event. For F&ESGC, it was completed without a cue techniques. As the firefighters were then divers who were participating were Chief Kris a question of finding a hitch. The three divers divers performed simu- tasked with pulling the Keller with the fire de- pool on base that they showed the rescue work- lated rescues, they victim on to a backboard proper and transporting the simpartment and Lt. Ray could use, and the ers the proper use of demonstrated Winstead. Thirteen fire- NASC pool turned out to scuba equipment. The swimming techniques ulated victim.
Master diver Cobran Lappin, left, gives a brief before the NASC pool exercises.
Firefighters pull diver Kris Keller onto an injury-stabilizing backboard.
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NASWF Sailors of the Quarter By Ens. Richard Krepps NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently announced its Sailors of the Quarter (SoQ) for the first quarter Fiscal Year 2015. This awards program is designed to give recognition to the top performing Sailors at various levels of enlisted service. The SoQ is the top performing first class petty officer. The Junior SoQ is the best performing second class petty officer. Lastly, the Blue Jacket of the Quarter is the most impressive Sailor in the junior ranks. AB1 Gerry Elam, AB2 Cory Montford and AC3 Thomas Taikina have been respectively recognized as the Sailor, Junior Sailor and Blue Jacket of the Quarter. Recognized for his “sustained superior performance,” Elam is currently the departmental lead petty officer and fire captain for the fire and emergency services department. In addition to his primary duties, he is also the assistant safety officer, building manager, fire warden and departmental HazMat petty officer. His exemplary performance in all assigned capacities has directly contributed to the safe comple-
tion of more than 101,650 flight evolutions. Elam has also proven to be a community stalwart for both NASWF and the surrounding areas by serving as assistant command volunteer coordinator and having dedicated more than 850 hours to 20 different organizations and raising more than $12,000 for the less fortunate. Elam’s department head, Lt. Kenyatto Mayes, said, “Petty Officer Elam is an excellent leader, manager and organizer. He performs at the highest caliber in every endeavor.” Junior SoQ Montford is the ESAMS coordinator for the fire and emergency services department and has been responsible for the scheduling, reporting and administering of training for 106 firefighters in all aspects of aircraft firefighting procedures. His technical expertise has resulted in him being the only service mem-
AB1 Gerry Elam
AB2 Cory Montford
AC3 Thomas Taikina
ber in the command qualified to conduct respirator fit tests, and his dedication to excellence has led to the completion of more than 50 firefighter physicals and 25 fitness tests for the fire department. Montford is also a significant figure in the community, volunteering at organizations such as the Milton Library, Pensacola Interstate Fair, veteran’s assistance, and Men in Action as mentor for local youth. Mayes praised his Sailor, stating that “His ability, attitude, and overall performance are of the highest caliber. He has consistently displayed unhesitating leadership, managerial and administrative skills to obtain unparalleled results.” Taikina is a very involved junior Sailor and assumes many roles in the NASWF Operations Department. He currently serves as the South Tower supervisor, a
position normally held by senior petty officers, as well as radar supervisor, local controller, ground controller, radar final controller, flight data operator/clearance delivery, and South Tower fire warden. Taikina has led 14 controllers in managing 20,000 mishap-free flight operations and 1,800 ground control approaches. As assistant training petty officer, he has facilitated numerous hours of airfield vehicle operator instruction and contributed to the certification of 35 military and civilian personnel. Much like his SoY counterparts, Taikina also serves as a role model and mentor in both the command and community. He dedicated more than 116 off-duty hours to organizing, planning, and promoting various events and programs in support of groups such as the auxiliary security force, diversity committee,
color guard, Christmas party committee and Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD). “Taikina exemplifies personal integrity, military bearing and personal appearance,” said Cmdr. Eric Seib. “He maintains high standards and is an outstanding Sailor.”These three Sailors have distinguished themselves by not only excelling in their primary duties, but by also going above and beyond their obligations to improve both the command and surrounding communities NASWF CMC Alton Smith offered his praises. “We are proud to recognize these Sailors for both their accomplishments as well as their contributions to NAS Whiting Field. They serve as role models for their peers and subordinates and are, without a doubt, vital members of this community.”
Laugh Catchers comedy tour begins at Whiting By Ens. Jon Spoehr NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
Naval Air Station Whiting Field MWR will be opening up its own House of Comedy to host a free comedy show at Sikes Hall from 7-9 p.m. Feb 19. The event will feature comedians Derek Richards, Larry Reeb, Mitch Burrow and headliner Alonzo Bodden. The four comedians are starting off their tour that is traveling to Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulf Port, NAS Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, NAS Meridian and Naval Support Activity Panama City. While aboard NAS Whiting Field, they will be receiving tours of both the towers and the simulators.
Headliner Bodden was the winner of the third season of the reality television series “Last Comic Standing,” and has performed on numerous television shows including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” Bodden was born and raised in Queens, N.Y. He has ties to the aviation community through his previous job working for Lockheed Martin. He is currently a panelist on the Game Show Network’s show, “Mind of a Man.” Featured comic Richards’ act is fast and fresh, bringing up topics such as his tales about his blue-collar upbringing and his time dating an exotic dancer. Other featured comic Reeb, also known
as “Uncle Lar,” is known for his politically incorrect comments. He has been compared to that wise-cracking black sheep relative that everyone knows. The emcee of the evening will be Rich Burrow, who has lived a very diverse life which has given him many stories to share with the audience. For more information on the comics and their tour, go to website www.laughcatchers.com. From there, you can view videos of their sketches and also look at information on their tour schedule. The show was coordinated by Lenny Nordmann, a member of NAS Whiting Field MWR, with help from staff within MWR. A similar comedy show
had been done at NAS Whiting Field back in March of 2009 and Nordmann is looking forward to having a comedy show back at Whiting Field. “MWR hopes to have NASWF join us and catch some laughs with a free fun-filled night of comedy,” said Nordmann. There is limited seating available with 350 people being the maximum amount. The event is free for all members but is intended for audiences 18 and older due to the mature subject matter. For those with children younger than 18, child care services will be made available through the CDC for $4 per hour per child. Call 623-7472 to make arrangements for your children.
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Course takes runners over bridges The 2015 Pensacola Double Bridge Run is scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 7. Participates can choose from a 15K race or a 5K run/walk. The course begins at the Vince Whibbs Community Maritime Park. Runners will travel over the three-mile Bay Bridge, through Gulf Breeze and over Bob Sikes Bridge, finishing on Pensacola Beach. A post-race party is scheduled at the Portofino Boardwalk. For more information, or to register go to www.doublebridgerun.com.
Antarctic explorers meeting Feb. 7
Members of the Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet at noon tomorrow, Feb. 7, at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 630 North Navy Blvd. All interested parties are welcome. For more information, call 456-3556.
Production to feature six short plays
Pensacola Little Theatre’s Studio 400 Production of Short Attention Span Theatre will feature six short plays about love, life and relationships. Performances are scheduled for Feb. 13-15 and Feb. 1921 at the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom Theatre. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $17 for café seating. Pensacola Little Theatre is located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St. For more information, call 432-2042 or go to www.PensacolaLittleTheatre.com.
PCARA presenting gospel stage play
PCARA Productions will present the gospel stage play, “How Johnnie Mae Got Her Groove On!” Feb. 12-15 at the Pensacola Little Theatre. Tickets are $22 general admission. A $5 off Sweetheart Special is being offered for a limited time. Discount group rates are available for 10 people or more. Tickets can be purchased at Lifeway Christian Bookstore, 1654 Airport Blvd., Pensacola Little Theatre Box Office, or online at www.pcaraonline.com. For more information, call Leroy Williams at 293-5345 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sea Cadet group enrolling teens Enrollment is open for NAS Pensacola’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (13-18 years old) and U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps (10-14 years old). The unit meets one weekend per month throughout the year. The cadets participate in civic activities and training events to develop a sense of pride, patriotism, courage and self-reliance. The program is open to both military and nonmilitary affiliated youths. Adult volunteers are welcome. Navy uniform donations are also being accepted. For more information, go to www.seacadets.org or contact Luis Sepulveda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes scheduled for military spouses
A Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) for Spouses training classes is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 28 in the Commanding Officer’s Conference Room at MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450. Classes are free and all military spouses are welcome. L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses training provides an overview of the Marine Corps structure, services and benefits. Participants also get an opportunity to meet other spouses, participate in fun and informative activities, and learn about resources that are available. The training also includes an introduction to what the local area has to offer. Preregistration is required, and child care reimbursement is available. To register, contact Lisa Duvall, MCFTB trainer, by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Seashore facility temporarily closed
Gulf Islands National Seashore is temporarily closing the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center to clean the interior and perform abatement of mold associated with the April 2014 flooding. During this closure visitors can obtain assistance at the Fort Pickens visitor center on Fort Pickens Road or at the Fort Barrancas visitor center on Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas visitor centers will remain open seven days a week (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday). The Naval Live Oaks visitor center is expected to re-open near the end of February. For additional information, call 934-2600 or go to www.nps.gov/guis.
Outdoor TV show star to attend event
Hank Parker Jr., co-host of “Hank Parker’s Flesh & Blood” on the Outdoor Channel, will be the special guest at a March 7 event at Pine Terrace Baptist Church, 6212 Pine Blossom Road in Milton.
T-6 Texan Trot scheduled for April 25 The 455th Flying Training S q u a d r o n Booster Club has scheduled the T-6 Texan Trot for 8 a.m. April 25. The timed run will follow a course around the taxiways and runway of NAS Pensacola’s Sherman Field. The race is open to DoD cardholders and those who can be sponsored on base by DoD cardholders, it will be capped at 1,500 participants. Cost is $25 until April 1. Cost is $30 from April 1 until race day. For more information, go to www.facebook. com/T6TexanTrot and to register, go to https:// secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=120669. Local hunting and fishing exhibitors will be featured at 5 p.m. Dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. The main event is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. There are a limited number of tickets. For more information, call 623-3954 or go to www.PTBC.org.
Dates announced for Senior Follies
McKamey Center (behind the base chapel). Learn how to improve communication, have better intimacy and enhance your relationship with your spouse. The class is being presented by Marine Corps Family Team Building. Reservations must be made by Feb. 9. For more information, contact Debbie Jenkins at 452-9460, ext. 3009 (e-mail deborah.jenkins @usmc.mil) or Lisa Duvall, 452-9460, ext. 3012 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Spots open at academic boot camps
The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) is accepting applications for more than 150 spots in its 2015 academic boot camps. The boot camps, scheduled at 11 major U.S. universities in 2015, are designed to help military veterans develop and rediscover the skills and confidence necessary to successfully complete fouryear undergraduate degrees. WSP boot camps are open to enlisted veterans and transitioning service members who plan to enroll in or transfer to a four-year undergraduate program. Donors cover all program costs except transportation. To apply for a spot in the program go tohttps://warrior-scholarproject.slideroom.com/# /permalink/program/23562. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and students may be asked to complete an additional phone interview. Applications will be accepted until March 16, and all students will receive responses in early April.
The theme for the 18th annual Pensacola Seniors Follies will be “Those Were the Days.” The two-hour song-and-dance comedy review is scheduled for March 13-15 at WSRE-TV Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. March 13 and 2 p.m. March 14 and March 15. Proceeds will go to support various senior programs in the community. Tickets can be purchased at Bayview Senior Center and West Escambia Senior Center. Ticket information is available by calling 453-3016 or 417-7736.
Military loved ones gather monthly
Coin collectors to meet Feb. 19
ROWWA members to gather Feb. 12
Members of the Pensacola Numismatic Society (coin club) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb.19 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation and a coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.
Fight diabetes by taking a bike ride The 2015 Gulf Coast Tour de Cure to support the American Diabetes Association is scheduled for March 21. Cyclists will gather at the Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road, on Pensacola Beach. Routes range from a four-mile bike trail ride to a challenging 60-mile route along the beaches of Northwest Florida. The bus will leave for starting locations at 8 a.m. All routes are fully supported with rest stops and support and gear vehicles. Riders return to a party, lunch and entertainment at Margaritaville Beach Hotel. The registration fee is $15, with a fundraising minimum of $200 For more information, contact Lynne Cranford at 492-6100, ext. 3131 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Group offers introduction to gliders
Members of the Coastal Soaring Association are offering introductory glider flights for $95. Flights can be scheduled on Saturday and Sunday and some weekdays at Elsanor Airport, 21810 Koier Road, about 12 miles west of the state line on Highway 90 in Elsanor, Ala. If you then decide you would like to learn to fly gliders, you can join the association. For more information, contact Emmett Moran by phone at (404) 822-6502 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find more information on the association’s website at http://Coastalsoaring.org.
Soccer program for girls announced Perdido Bay Futbol Club (PBFC) has proclaimed 2015 as “The Year of the Girls.” Organizers are looking for girls younger than 8 and younger than 11 to join the Girls Academy Soccer Program. The club meets at the new Southwest Escambia sportsplex off of Bauer Road. Professional and nationally licensed coaching staff work with players. For more information, go to www.perdidobayfc. com/academy-U8-U11.html.
Couples can take communication class
A “4 Lenses for Couples” class is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 in the fellowship hall at the
Members of the “silent ranks,” people who love and support someone in the military, are invited to attend Military Loved Ones Day from noon to 2 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The gathering offers an opportunity for military spouses and other loved ones to network. Active duty or retired are welcome. Participants can order off the menu, but you do not have to eat lunch. For more information, contact Susan Lewis by e-mail at email@example.com. The Retired Officers’ Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at McGuire’s Irish Pub, 600 East Gregory St. This month, the group will celebrate Mardi Gras. Wear your favorite purple, green and gold and beads. The cost is $20 per person. The members share experiences as military wives. Guests are invited to attend. Membership is open to wives, widows and retired women officers of all military services. For luncheon reservations, call Mary Chase at 995-4466 prior to Feb. 9. For membership information, contact Molly Werner at 292-9756.
Run to Ride 5K scheduled for March 28 Alethia Christian Academy has scheduled a Run to Ride 5K run/walk for 9 a.m. March 28. Check in is at 8 a.m. The race will start at the academy, 1700 Woodchuck Ave. Proceeds will help fund a new school bus. Registration fee is $25 for adults and $12 for ages 12 and younger for those who sign up by March 6. For more information, go to www.acalions.org.
Fair to spotlight resources for veterans Pensacola State College Student Veterans Association is presenting a Veterans Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Delaino Student Center, Bldg. 5, on the Pensacola campus. The event is free and open to the public. Participating vendors include the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Pensacola Vet Center, Panhandle Warrior Connection, U.S. Congressman Jeff Miller’s office, and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s office. For more information, contact Nikkol Wymer, Veterans Community Resource Fair coordinator, at 484-2068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf tournament supports lighthouse The second annual Scramble for the Light Golf Tournament is scheduled for April 13 at the A.C. Reed Golf Course aboard NAS Pensacola. Lunch will be served at noon and a shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tournament cost per person is $100. All proceeds go towards the restoration of the Pensacola Lighthouse tower. For more information, call 324-6415 or go to www.pensacolalighthouse.org.
Walk to bring attention to epilepsy
A Walk the Talk for Epilepsy is scheduled for April 11 at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. Registration is scheduled for 8 a.m., and the walk will start at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the race will go to support Pensacola’s Epilepsy Resource Center. To register in advance, go to www.epilepsyfla.org. For more information, call 433-1395.
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CNATT Sailors, Marines volunteer with Habitat for Humanity; See page B2 Spotlight
You wait all year for it; an extra holiday you get just for living on the Gulf Coast s a major holiday in parts of Europe and South America, the celebration dates back to 1703 when the tiny French colony of Mobile, Ala., observed North America’s first Mardi Gras.
The Cowbellion de Rakin society took loudly to the streets in 1830 armed with rakes, hoes and cowbells plundered from a hardware store and no doubt later kept the feast with whatever food and drink they had. Although they marched on New Year’s Eve and not Fat Tuesday, it was a true antecedent of Mardi Gras in Mobile and the first mystic societies, which were later formed in the 1830s. Later, in 1857, the Mobile members of the Cowbellian de Rakin Society traveled to New Orleans and assisted with the formation of the Mystic Krewe of Comus, to this day New Orleans’ most prestigious Mardi Gras society. From these early roots grew the Mardi Gras celebrations found today in the Port City. The stress of the Civil War brought an end to the annual festivities in Mobile. After the war and under Union occupation, the city was disillusioned and discouraged. On the afternoon of Fat Tuesday in 1866, Joseph Stillwell Cain set out to raise the spirits of Mobile. He donned Chickasaw Indian regalia, called himself “Chief Slacabormorinico,” climbed aboard a decorated coal wagon pulled by a mule and held a one-float parade through the streets of Mobile. Mardi Gras with all its frivolity was reborn. Cain founded many of the mystic societies and built a tradition of Mardi Gras parades, which continue today. In fact, he is remembered each year on Joe Cain Day, which is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. Known as “the people’s day,” Mardi Gras revelers decorate anything they can push, pull or drag for the Joe Cain procession and parade, which is as much fun to watch as it is to ride in. Cain himself participated in each year’s festivity until he died at age 72.
During previous year’s Pensacola-area parades, (clockwise) costumed krewe members throw beads; beadbeggars and revelers. Photos by Janet Thomas (top) and Mike O’Connor
Mardi Gras happenings in the Pensacola area Local events on the Mardi Gras schedule include: • The Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Parade at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in downtown Pensacola. • Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras parade at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 in downtown Pensacola. • Krewe of Wrecks Pensacola Beach Parade at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 (rain or shine). • Red Beans and Rice at 11 a.m. Feb. 16, Sandshaker parking lot on Pensacola Beach. • Pensacola Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to midnight Feb. 17 in downtown Pensacola. • Perdido Key Mardi Gras Festival: A series of events are planned including fireworks and live music on Feb. 14 at Hub Stacy’s at the Point and a Cajun cookout at The Sports Bar of Perdido Key on Feb. 15. For more information on events in Perdido Key, go to www.visitperdido.com/mardigras-2015/. For more information on events in Pensacola, go to http://pensacolamardigras.com. For more information on events at Pensacola Beach, go to www.pensacolabeachmardigras.com.
— Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Jokes & Groaners What King Cake means ... Not every Louisianan knows the true meaning and significance of the King Cake. “What does the King Cake really mean?,” I asked a local Cajun. “Well, it means gaining about five pounds, and signifies too much sugar in your diet ...” They call it a “King Cake,” because if you bite into the plastic baby, you’re going to be buying yourself a new (dental) crown. Tradition holds that at Mardi Gras gatherings, whoever finds the piece of cake with the baby is crowned king or queen for the day and must bring a King Cake to the next party. So getting the baby doesn’t mean good luck ... unless you like picking up the tab for parties. The four seasons in Louisiana are crawfish, shrimp, crab and King Cake. Don’t believe any recipe for King Cake that starts with “first you make a roux ...”
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CNATT Sailors, Marines volunteer with ‘Habitat’ By Lt. Cmdr. David Pratt CNATT PAO
ailors and Marines from the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) teamed up with Habitat for Humanity Jan. 27 to assist a local family with construction of a new home. The crew of 12 from CNATT installed hurricane straps on the roof and sides of the house, raised interior wall framing, anchored boards in the kitchen for cabinets, framed-out the front porch and installed drywall spacers. “There are two important reasons why I work with Habitat for Humanity,” said Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez, director of functional integration at CNATT. “First, it’s a chance for the military to give back to a community that supports us in so many ways and second, I’m a product of Habitat for Humanity. They provided housing to my mom, sister and myself when we desperately needed it, and it’s wonderful to be able to give back to the organization.” According to Taylor Thomae, Habitat for Humanity volunteer coordinator, the nonprofit organization was
founded in 1976 and is working to address issues of poverty by constructing housing around the world.
“Habitat for Humanity Pensacola has built nearly 1,100 homes in the Pensacola area since 1981,” said Thomae. “Last year alone we built 60 homes in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and have completed a total of 100 homes in the subdivision Providence Manor II.” “I volunteered because it makes me feel great by giving back,” said Marine Master Sgt. James Hill, CNATT safety officer. “During our lunch break, I was able to speak with the project foreman and learn more about the program. Each family getting a
house is required to conduct 300 hours of community service giving back to Habitat for Humanity.” CNATT is the largest learn-
ing center under the Naval Education and Training Command and is accredited by the Council on Education. Its mission is to develop, deliver, and support the aviation technical training necessary to
meet validated fleet requirements through a continuum of professional and personal growth for Sailors and Marines. In the CNATT enterprise, there are 17 subordinate commands across 27 locations around the world. For more information on CNATT, visit http://www. netc. navy. mil/centers/cnatt/ or follow CNATT on Facebook at https:// www. facebook. com/ CNATT. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/cnet/.
Sailors of the Quarter at NHP ... Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) announced its Enterprise Sailors of the Quarter (SoQ) for first quarter 2015 Jan. 23 at a luncheon aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Sailors of the Quarter were HM1 Katherine Sophus, Naval Branch Health Clinic Belle Chasse, Senior Sailor of the Quarter (not pictured); HN Jennifer Jones, NBHC Whiting Field, Blue Jacket of the Quarter; and HM2 (SW/AW) Gibbi Johnson, Directorate of Nursing Services, Junior Sailor of the Quarter. On hand to the present the awards from NHP were Capt. Maureen Padden, commanding officer, and CMC Michael Hinkle. Photo by Jason Bortz
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DoD launches site to help military families find child care By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity
WASHINGTON (NNS) – As military families move frequently and face a host of concerns, finding child care can be one of the greatest challenges, Barbara Thompson, director of military community and policy’s office of family policy/children and youth/special needs, said. To streamline and standardize what can be a daunting search, the Defense Department unveiled MilitaryChildCare.com, an online resource to help military, DoD civilian and contractor families find an array of military-operated and military-subsidized child care options for children between the ages of 4 weeks and 12 years, Thompson said.
Child care affects the force “Child care is a workforce issue that impacts the readiness and retention of the force,” Thompson said. “As families relocate to other areas, it’s really challenging to make sure your child care needs are being met, and this tool gives parents an opportunity in advance to find those child care spots that will work for the family.” MilitaryChildCare.com is a “single gateway” for families to enter as they request child care, she noted. Of the 200,000 children DoD serves in child care, more than 50 percent are younger than age 3, Thompson said. “It’s very difficult to find infant and toddler care in the civilian community,” she said. “(DoD has) young families with young children and we really feel that we’re providing a high-quality
For more information To create an account, go to MilitaryChildCare.com. A help desk is available online and at 1-855-6962934, toll-free. NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field are not currently represented on the website.
environment for those babies and toddlers (with the website).” Families can customize their search, put their children on waiting lists and monitor requests for placement, Thompson said. “The idea is that you have choices, and you see the array pictorially of what’s available at those locations,” she noted. A help desk online and at 1-855696-2934, toll-free, is also available to
help personalize families’ searches, she added. Pilot program expanding The website initiative used focus groups comprising child care staff and parents, with a goal of making the website functional and intuitive to make sure families can easily navigate the system, Thompson said. A pilot program was also conducted at numerous installations including Naval Air Station Meridian in Mississippi over the past 18 months, she said. Recently, 13 more installations were added to the website in addition to the pilots. The child care website is expected to be fully functional worldwide in September 2016, Thompson said, adding that it will remain a work in progress as it takes in feedback from parents for improvements.
List your stuff in a Gosport Classified. Rates are $9 for the first ten words and fifty cents for each additional word. Over 25,000 people see the Gosport every week. Go online to www.gosportpensacola.com or call 433-1166 ext. 24 to place your ad today.
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February 6, 2015
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Feb.11 concert a classic From Pensacola Saenger Theatre
Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the distinctive and soulful voice of Michael McDonald. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. The five-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter will perform for the first time on the Saenger stage at 7 p.m. Feb. 11. From 1970s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits such as “I Keep Forgettin’ ” through two highly-acclaimed Motown cover albums and recent guest spots with alternative buzz bands Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost, McDonald is a contemporary pop artist whose work is both timeless and ever-evolving. His vocal style also makes him a sought-after session singer. McDonald has lent his voice to records by artists including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Joni Mitchell and Vince Gill. During the 1980s and 1990s, his solo career zoomed from success to success with evergreen hits such as “I Keep Forgettin’,” “On My Own” (a duet with Patti LaBelle) and a duet with James Ingram “Yah Mo B There.”
Michael McDonald will be the star of the show Feb. 11. Photo from Pensacola Saenger Theatre
Details • What: Michael McDonald in concert. • When: 7 p.m. Feb. 11. • Where: Pensacola Saenger Theatre, 118 South Palafox Place. • Tickets: $82.50, $52.50, R42.50 and $37.50, plus service charge. Available at Saenger Theatre box office, by phone at 800745-3000 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.
Continuing to explore new vistas, in 2003 and 2004 McDonald released his Grammynominated, platinum-selling pair of Motown albums. Then in 2005, he partnered with Hallmark for a special Christmas album, “Through The Many Winters.” With a career that encom-
passes Grammys, chart successes, personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with prominent artists, McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. For more information about shows coming to the Saenger Theater, go to www.pensacola saenger.com.
At the movies FRIDAY
“American Sniper,” R, 1 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; “Big Eyes,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “The Imitation Game,” PG-13, 5 p.m.
“The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies” (3D), PG-13, 11:30 a.m.; “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” PG, 2:30 p.m.; “McFarland USA,” PG-13, 5 p.m. (free admission); “Unbroken,” PG-13, 8 p.m.; “Into the Woods,” PG, 11 a.m.; “The Imitation Game,” PG13, 1:30 p.m.; “The Gambler,” R, 4 p.m.; “American Sniper,” R, 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” PG, noon; “Into the Woods,” PG, 2:30 p.m.; “The Imitation Game,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Gambler,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Big Eyes,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “American Sniper,” R, 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
“American Sniper,” R, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Unbroken,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” PG, 5 p.m.; “The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Big Eyes,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “American Sniper,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“American Sniper,” R, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “The Imitation Game,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Wild,” R, 7:20 p.m.
“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” PG, 5 p.m.; “American Sniper,” R, 7 p.m.; “Into the Woods,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Gambler,” R, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
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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.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Winter Wonderland: Track down your mittens and scarves because it’s going to snow at NAS Pensacola from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 21. This free family event is held across the street from Mustin Beach Club on Radford Boulevard. Round up the family and come enjoy sledding on real snow, penguin bowling, golf chipping, ice fishing, an obstacle course, inflatable games and much more. Sleds will be provided. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to all MWR authorized patrons: Active-duty, retirees, DoD civilians and their families. • Youth Sports soccer and baseball/ T ball: Register your child for soccer or baseball at the NASP Youth Center through Feb. 27 (8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday). The season runs March through May. There is a $50 registration fee per child, which includes a uniform and trophy. Registration is open to all dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors and Reservists ages 4-14 Coaches and assistant coaches are also needed. For more information, call 452-3810. • Youth Center Valentineʼs Dance: The NASP Youth Center will be holding a Valentine’s Dance from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 14. childrens from kindergarten-age to 12 years can have fun participating in contests and enjoying food and fun. There will be a $5 admission fee. For more information, call 452-2417 or 452-2296. • Radfordʼs Anti-Valentine Shred, Shed and Spin: 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at Radford Fitness Center. Roses are red. Violets are blue. I’m so happy I got rid of you! Join us for the AntiValentine Spin. Bring a memory of an ex to shred. Spin and shed your resentment and calories. For more information, call 452-9845. • February Freeze Polar Bear Plunge – Villains, Gypsies and Thieves: Feb. 21. Are you brave enough to conquer a cold plunge in icy water? Come to the MWR Villains, Vixens and Thieves Freeze Polar Bear Plunge. Dress up in your best costume and see if you have what it takes. Participants will take a quick dip in the icy ocean. There will be a costume contest, hot cocoa and music. For more information, call 452-9429. • Valentine Special Spin and Row: Get your heart pumping with a 90-minute sweetheart spin at 8 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Wellness Center at NASP Corry Station. You can also compete in the Valentines row Feb 9-14. For more information, call 52-6802. • Travel Expo: Are you searching for ideas for your upcoming vacation? Come to the Travel Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Mustin Beach Club. Browse through a variety of travel and recreation destinations from across the Southeast. There will be thousands of dollars in door prizes. Admission is free. For more information, call 452-6362.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offenderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
NAS Pensacola Protestant â&#x20AC;˘ Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634. â&#x20AC;˘ Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. â&#x20AC;˘ Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. â&#x20AC;˘ Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. â&#x20AC;˘ WomenĘźs Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634. â&#x20AC;˘ Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. â&#x20AC;˘ Bible study (for all), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms; 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. â&#x20AC;˘ Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. â&#x20AC;˘ Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints â&#x20AC;˘ Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant â&#x20AC;˘ Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. â&#x20AC;˘ Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir
room vice sanctuary. â&#x20AC;˘ Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. â&#x20AC;˘ Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. â&#x20AC;˘ Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints â&#x20AC;˘ Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic â&#x20AC;˘ Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic â&#x20AC;˘ Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant â&#x20AC;˘ Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish â&#x20AC;˘ BĘźnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. â&#x20AC;˘ Temple Bethâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist â&#x20AC;˘ Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: â&#x20AC;˘ Personal Financial Management â&#x20AC;&#x201C; DonĘźt Be Taken, Know a Scam When You See One: 9 a.m. Feb. 18. This one-hour course could help safeguard you from possible scams. For more information, call 452-5609. â&#x20AC;˘ Pregnancy 101: 10 a.m. Feb. 20, NASP headquarters, Bldg. 1500. If you are expecting and want to know what comes next, FFSCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New Parent Support Program has
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class that covers the basics of pregnancy. For information or to register, call 452-5609 or 452-4258. â&#x20AC;˘ Time Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Learn how to use your time more effectively. Time management skills reduce stress. For information or to register, call 452-5609. â&#x20AC;˘ AmVets ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: The Feb. 26 class is full. The next class with available seats is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 26. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: â&#x20AC;˘ Food distribution: Anew Warr ington Baptist Church of God in Christ, 1100 Hawthorne Drive, needs volunteers to help with weekly food distribution program at 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. Volunteers are also needed to help pack food boxes on selected Wednesdays. â&#x20AC;˘ Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida: Youth mentoring organization matches screened adult volunteers with children ages 6 through eighth grade who
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