Gosport - February 08, 2013

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Vol. 77, No. 6

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February 8, 2013

Air Ops arresting gear division sails through certification Story, photo by ABF2(AW/SW) Marla R. Chapa E-28 Arresting Gear Division

Division Officer Lt. Mark Gackowski is pleased to report that the Naval Air Station Pensacola’s E-28 Emergency Runway Arresting Gear Division passed its annual certification with flying colors. “My goal was to not only to pass the gear cert, but to correct all deficiencies to ensure that safety guidelines and proper operations are up to par and maintained,” Gackowski said. Otherwise known as “Arresting Gear,” the division of 30-plus Sailors led by Gackowski and maintenance leading chief

ABE2 Ryan Cuppernall welds a piece of equipment during preparation for the annual inspection of the E-28 Emergency Runway Arresting Gear Division.

petty officer ABEC Daryl Pierce of the NASP Air Operations Department, has been working around the clock for the last few months to prepare for certification, which was administered in the last week of January. Passing the certification proves that NASP Arresting Gear is equipped to safely arrest tailhook equipped aircraft, from T-45 Goshawks to F/A-18s, in the event of an aborted takeoff or emergency landing – which is vital to overall operations. The Carrier Airfield Support Unit (CAFSU) inspectors began work on Jan. 29 and were prepared to spend the whole week inspecting the arresting gear, but NASP’s gear division was definitely prepared for them. With only two days of inspection followed by review and training, the inspectors apparently were more than satisfied with what they saw. Arresting Gear assistant leading petty officer ABE2 Jonathan Hollenbaugh said all of the crew’s hard work paid off. “Without the support of my workcenter, working the long hours and weekends for the past nine months, preparing all 12 arresting gear engines, none of this could have been achievable,” he said. “And it paid off, because not only did we pass, but we had outstanding results and it showed because the inspectors were impressed beyond their expectations.”

March 2013 (Cycle 219) Enlisted Advancement Exams for PO1/PO2/PO3 From PSD

The requirement for signing the worksheet is set forth in BuPersInst 1430.16F dated Nov. 2 2007, which states candidates must verify and sign the worksheet prior to the March 2013 cycle 219. The Education Service Office at PSD in Bldg. 680 will begin verification/signing of the worksheet through close

of business Feb. 15. Worksheet signing will be between the hours 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Special arrangements have been made for some of the larger commands in Pensacola (NHP, NATTC). Remote commands are required to post their own times and locations. Personnel in Temporary Additional Duty (TAD) leave or medical status

should contact PSD ESO to make arrangements. For additional information, contact PSD Education Service Office (ESO) at 4523617, option 8. The Education Services Office of Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Pensacola will administer the Navywide

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Fleet air traffic controllers train at NASP ... AC1 Christopher Braham, a member of an Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) team from the USS George Washington (CVN 73), directs aircraft in the CATCC trainer at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Jan. 15. CATCC teams from around the fleet come to Naval Air Station Pensacola to train at NATTC and regain proficiency before starting their pre-deployment work-up cycle. Photo by Lt. Jonathan Bacon See story and photos, 4A.

NMOTC service members complete SAPR-F training Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs

Slightly more than one month after the Southeast region Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Fleet (SAPR-F) Master Mobile Training Team deployed to NAS Pensacola, Sailors from the U.S. Navy’s recognized global leader in operational medical and aviation survival training participated in a 90-minute course Jan. 29 designed to familiarize them with new SAPR guidelines. Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) Sailors, in keeping with a June 2012 Navy directive designed to prevent sexual assault and promote cul-

ture changes throughout the Navy, participated in SAPR-F training, a mandatory effort for active duty Sailors in paygrades E-6 and below. NMOTC Staff Education and Training leading chief petty officer and SAPR-F facilitator MAC(SW/EXW) Roger Tice said the fleet-wide SAPR-F program is invaluable, and can serve to familiarize and empower every Sailor with critical tools to reduce sexual assault and promote professionalism at the command, fleet and Navy levels. “This training (SAPR-F) illustrates the problems Sailors can encounter when hearing of or witnessing a sexual assault,”

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TRICARE Online bringing options to patients By Jason J. Bortz NHP PAO

TRICARE beneficiaries have a new option to make receiving medical care even easier at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) and its branch health clinics. TRICARE Online (TOL) provides information and tools to assist beneficiaries with a variety of health care needs that can be accessed 24-hours a day from anywhere through the Internet. “TRICARE Online is another tool to empower our patients to have the ability to schedule an appointment, review their lab results, renew a prescription refill or connect to RelayHealth

and ask their provider a question through one portal,” said Cmdr. Michael Kohler, director, Health Care Business, NHP. Patients of Naval Hospital Pensacola can still obtain all of these services by contacting their provider or Medical Home Team, but TOL does provide an online option that many patients may find useful. To use TOL, users must login at www.tricareonline.com with a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC), a Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) myPay login information or a DoD Self-Service Logon (DS Logon). Patients without a

HN Henry Molina checks the blood pressure of Karen Kearney during her appointment at NHP. Making appointments is just one of the options TRICARE Online provides to beneficiaries to make receiving medical services even easier. Photo by MC1 James Stenberg

CAC, myPay account or an existing DS Logon can create a

DS Logon as long as their information is located in the Defense

Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Once in TOL, patients will find a variety of helpful health care services that are easy to use. The prescription refill option allows patients to request refills for existing medication, check the status of prescriptions or link to TRICARE’s pharmacy program. Patients can also schedule an appointment, set reminders and cancel appointments from the comfort of home or a mobile device. Sponsors can also make appointments for their family members with TRICARE Online. Patients need to be aware

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February 8, 2013


On Feb. 8, 1965, ‘naval aviation observers’ became naval flight officers

Naval flight officers celebrate 48 years of service By Lt. Ransome Springer VT-10

Feb. 8, 2013, marks the 48th anniversary of the naval flight officer (NFO) designator in the U.S. Navy. On Feb. 8, 1965, the designation of “naval aviation observer” was changed to naval flight officer (NFO), by Bureau of Personnel Instruction 1210.4C, thereby making it an unrestricted line officer (URL) billet. Prior to 1965, both enlisted and officers served in the position of naval aviation observer, responsible for the duties of both current NFO and aircrew. At that time, eight subspecialties were available: bombardier, controller, electric countermeasures evaluator, navigator, interceptor, photographer-navigator, tactical coordinator and reconnaissance navigator. NFOs are winged officers that are not trained as pilots to fly airplanes, but instead have numerous other duties involved in completing their missions. All NFOs share a common set of fundamental skills that enable them to be effective warriors in the air.

These core capabilities are universally dispersed through the full spectrum of Tacair (Rhino/ Growler/Prowler) and Big Wing (Orion/Poseidon/ Aries/Mercury/Hawkeye) communities, and consist of navigation, communication and sensor/weapon system management. Equally important but not readily apparent, all NFOs must be knowledgeable in a myriad of enemy threat capabilities and counter tactics. Despite the constant nature of change throughout the United States military and specifically naval aviation, NFO training has remained consistent in its quality and location at Naval Air Station Pensacola. All of the Navy’s NFO training is concentrated at Training Air Wing Six (TraWing-6). All U.S. Navy and Marine Corps student NFOs are trained at TraWing-6. Additionally, TraWing-6 is training NFOs from Germany, Singapore and Saudi Arabia. TraWing-6 is comprised of two squadrons: the “Wildcats” of VT-10 for primary and intermediate training and the

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he said. “This training reinforces the Navy’s aggressive policy on getting these sorts of crimes reported, and the corrective action for everyone involved. While it takes all hands to ensure a ship can deploy and all hands to make sure a combat unit is ready, it takes all hands to make sure that we look out for our shipmates.” The SAPR-F training is designed to detail bystander intervention, equipping Sailors with the knowledge and

A student naval flight officer (SNFO) secures the cockpit of a T-45 Goshawk after a flight. Photo by Ens. Carisa Terry

“Sabrehawks” of VT-86 for Advanced Tacair training. In October 2013, the “Warbucks” of VT-4 will be re-commissioned and join TraWing-6 to provide Advanced training for Big Wing NFOs. All NFO students enter VT-10 where they fly the T-6A Texan II in their primary phase of flight training. After graduation from primary, students who select the P-3C Orion, P-8A Poseidon EP3 Aries or E-6B Mercury progress immediately to their respective fleet replacement squadron (FRS) for specific platform training. The P-3/P8 community mission is primarily long-range anti-

submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW) and intelligence/surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). The E-6B’s mission is to provide communications relay and to be a strategic airborne command post aircraft. Students who are selected to fly in the E-2C Hawkeye remain with TraWing-6 for intermediate training where they fly the T-39G/N Saberliner. At the completion of intermediate training, those who select E-2C move on to the FRS squadron. The E-2 community mission is to provide carrier-based tactical battle management with airborne early warning

skills necessary to engage, address and positively impact behavior at the lowest level. The interactive question-and-answer forum is mandatory throughout the Navy, a standardized model designed to elicit an all-hands effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate sexual assault crimes. With more than 580 reported sexual assaults occurring in the Navy in Fiscal Year 2011, the Navy’s SAPR program was reevaluated, launching its revamped program in June 2012. NMOTC Commanding Officer, Capt. James Norton,

and command and control. Students selected for tactical air communities also complete intermediate training in the T-39, but continue to VT-86 for advanced training. While in VT-86, students fly the T-39G/N Saberliner and T-45C Goshawk. Following their winging, NFOs select either the FA-18F Super Hornet or the EA18G Growler. The FA18F NFO position is known as the weapons system officer (WSO) with the mission of both air to air and air to ground strike warfare. The EA-18G NFO positions are designated as

electronic warfare officers (EWOs) with the mission of electronic attack via a vast array of sensors and weapons which provide the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats. The future of NFO training holds even more changes. TraWing-6 is undergoing a major shift in its curriculum as they phase out the aging T-39 Sabreliner and focus NFO training solely with the T-6A and T-45C. With the addition of VT4 later this year, all NFOs, regardless of platform, will complete their training in TraWing-6 and receive their wings of gold before moving on to their respective FRSs. This is the largest syllabus shift in TraWing-6 since it was commissioned in 1972. It will provide a more focused and efficient level of training and should ultimately produce better trained NFOs able to move on to the fleet aircraft to execute whatever missions they are assigned.

said the training provided the nearly 75 junior enlisted Sailors in his command a different look at something that has proved detrimental to a command environment in the past. “Sexual assault undermines the command’s integrity and ability to function,” he said. “When these sorts of crimes occur, the victim suffers, their shipmates suffer, and the command suffers. Every Sailor bears a responsibility to their shipmates to ensure they are part of an organization that cannot tolerate these sorts of crimes.”

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enlisted advancement examinations at the Mustin Beach Club aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station (NASP) March 7 for advancement to PO1, March 14 for advancement to PO2, and March 21 for advancement for PO3. The doors will open at 6 a.m. and close promptly at 7 a.m. the day of the exam. Participants are encouraged to report at 6 a.m. to begin

preparations for exam administration. No cellphones, watches, food, or beverages are permitted in the exam room. Advancement candidates must wear the prescribed uniform of the day of their respective command and have their military ID card to participate. Local area commands will be requested to provide proctors based on number of candidates from their commands by separate message.

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Japanese delegation from International Visitor Leadership Program visits NAS Pensacola ... A group of visitors from Japan, part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, toured NAS Pensacola Feb. 5. The group visited the National Naval Aviation Museum and attended a command brief in Bldg. 1500 to discuss policies and procedures in place which promote good military base/civilian community relations. (Above) NASP Public Affairs Officer Harry White, right, welcomes the visitors to Bldg. 1500. Photo by Mike O’Connor

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

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

that some clinics may not support online appointments yet, but most of them do. Contact your provider or Medical Home Team if you have questions. Another helpful feature of TOL is the “Blue Button.” The Blue Button allows patients to have access to their personal health data such as outpatient medication profile, allergy profile and current medications available for refill. The Blue Button will also show some laboratory results, though patients should contact their provider for an explanation of the results. When a patient needs to contact their provider, TOL allows for secure messaging between a patient and provider through RelayHealth. RelayHealth is a secure and HIPAA-compliant portal that allows patients to ask specific questions to their provider. Of course, patients can still call or schedule an office visit with a provider. For more information about TRICARE Online, visit www.tricareonline.com or talk to your provider or Medical Home Team. The Rhodes Building, 41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 402, Pensacola, FL 32504, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to scott.hallford@navy.mil. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.

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February 8, 2013





Time to start thinking about NMCRS contribution By Gil Chase Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society volunteer

In a little more than a month, the annual ActiveDuty Fund Drive in support of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will begin. This annual fund drive, as you may know, is the source of funds that NMCRS uses each year to assist Sailors, Marines and their families. As usual, all active-duty Sailors and Marines will be asked to contribute. Some will, and some won’t, for various reasons. As a retired Navy guy and volunteer with NMCRS, I’ve heard many of the reasons (and excuses), but the most often repeated one is, “I’ll never need their help.”

Well, maybe so, and maybe not. The fact is, that approximately 20 percent of all service members on active duty with the Navy and Marine Corps, need assistance from NMCRS; that is about one out of every five. During 2011, NMCRS assisted 96,061 Sailors, Marines and their families and in doing so, provided $48 million in financial assistance. In Pensacola alone, NMCRS processed 2,376 financial cases and provided $976,656 in financial assistance. So, saying “I’ll never need help from NMCRS,” may not always be the case. You might be a great money manager and you may not spend money foolishly, but unplanned things can happen to all of us. What will you do

if your wife suddenly needs thousands of dollars in dental work, or you need four new tires, or a new transmission and you have nothing saved? How about if you have to go on emergency leave and can’t afford the travel expenses? These things have happened to those we have helped and could happen to you (or a very dear friend). Even if you never have to call on NMCRS, some of your shipmates or fellow Marines, surely will; and your donation might help them and/or their family. Look at the 2011 statistics and ask yourself, who the 2,376 people were who needed nearly $1 million worth of assistance. For sure, it was a Sailor or Marine or a family member. One or more of them may have been a friend. So, please think again about why you can’t donate? You may never need to borrow that

donation, but a shipmate or fellow Marine may desperately need the assistance. You know, a small monthly donation might cost less than a fancy cup of coffee. Isn’t it great to know that NMCRS is all about Sailors and Marines helping Sailors and Marines? You and your friends might consider donating for just that reason, if for no other. Keep in mind that the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is not federally funded and does not receive a share of the Combined Federal Campaign funds. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society serves and supports you – Sailors and Marines – because you defend us, our freedoms and our very way of life. Contributions to the NMCRS are fully deductible under Section 170(b)(1)(a) of the IRS Code. The NMCRS is exempt from federal income

tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Founded in 1904, the NavyMarine Corps Relief Society is a private, non-profit charitable organization. It is sponsored by the Department of the Navy and operates nearly 250 offices ashore and afloat at Navy and Marine Corps bases throughout the world. The NMCRS was incorporated in the District of Columbia and has its headquarters in Arlington, Va. It is managed by a board of directors whose members are active duty or retired members of the naval services, or spouses of active duty or retired members of the naval services. The Pensacola office of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, located aboard NAS Pensacola in Bldg. 191 at 91 Radford Blvd., is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays (except for holidays) and can be reached at 452-2300.

Mabus releases statement on Women in Service Review From Secretary of the Navy PAO

WASHINGTON (NNS) – Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus released the following statement Jan. 24 on the Women in Service Review. “I fully support Secretary Panetta’s decision to rescind the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, which removes barriers preventing women Sailors and Marines from reaching their potential in certain fields.

“I am pleased the Navy has completed an initiative I announced several months ago to open up one of the few areas not currently available to women, that of service on Virginia-class submarines (SSNs). Three years ago we announced a policy change allowing women to serve in guided-missile attack (SSGNs) and ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) and this is a planned continuation of that effort. “Along with the changes already being made in the submarine force,

rescinding the Direct Ground Combat and Assignment Rule allows Navy to expand opportunities for women in our riverine forces and in Navy billets that directly support Marine infantry operations like hospital corpsman and chaplains. “The Marine Corps has already opened officer and staff noncommissioned officer billets in unrestricted mission occupational specialties in ground combat units that were previously closed to women such as artillery,

armor, low altitude air defense and combat engineer battalions. We will continue to seek female volunteers to train at the Infantry Officer Course to prepare women to serve in the infantry as part of a comprehensive research plan that will inform the Marine Corps’ implementation plan. “Women continue to serve bravely and honorably at sea and ashore. Drawing from their talent in additional assignments increases our ability to maintain readiness.”



February 8, 2013


Fleet air traffic controllers train onboard NASP before deployment Story, photos by Lt. Jonathan Bacon NATTC PAO


aval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) announced Feb. 1 that air traffic controllers from the nuclear aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) recently completed proficiency training. During the two weeks they were at the training center, George Washington crew members worked as a team to prepare for their upcoming spring deployment. NATTC instructors led the air traffic control watch teams through complex scenarios, specifically designed for their ship, in the Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) simulators at NATTC’s Air Traffic

Control schoolhouse. “It’s important to receive this type of training at NATTC,” said NATTC instructor AC3 Tracey Walker. “These sessions bring a sense of camaraderie and good morale before the teams go out on deployment.” The purpose of the simulator scenarios was to challenge the teams and help them regain the proficiency that may have been lost since their last deployment

AC1 Erwin Sinsay, a member of the Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) team from the USS George Washington (CVN 73), directs approaching aircraft from the Approach A station in the CATCC trainer at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). CATCC teams from around the fleet come to Naval Air Station Pensacola to train at NATTC and regain proficiency before starting their pre-deployment work-up cycle.

in late 2012. CATTC training scenarios are designed to be more complex than situations

AC1 Joshua Myers, a member of Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) team from the USS George Washington (CVN 73), directs approaching aircraft from the Final B station in the CATCC trainer at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC).

normally encountered underway. “This training has been an invaluable refresher for our watch-standers,” said Lt.j.g. James Williams, George Washington’s carrier control watch officer. “Observing how well the controllers performed in the simulators will help us determine what stations our personnel will fill on the watch-quarterand-station bill during the next deployment.” Since its commissioning in 1942, NATTC has been committed to training technical experts for the Naval Aviation Enterprise. NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy and Marine students annually. The majority of the student population is made up of enlisted personnel attending “A” schools, where they earn the skills and knowledge required to perform as technicians at the apprentice level. Advanced schools provide higher level technical knowl-

edge for senior petty officers and specialty schools offer specific skills not particular to any one rating, such as airman apprentice training, maintenance, personal financial management and shipboard aircraft firefighting. NATTC also conducts technical training for officers in aviation fuels, carrier air traffic control center operations, amphibious air traffic control center operations, aircraft launch and recovery equipment, and shipboard aircraft fire fighting. Additionally, NATTC supports the fleet by providing team training to ships personnel during their pre-deployment workups, to ensure that shipboard personnel have the proficiency required to take their ship on deployment, after a prolonged period in port. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit its web site at https://www. netc.navy.mil/centers/cnatt/nattc/Default.aspx.

Military Kids website also helps parents, educators From National Center for Telehealth and Technology

(NNS) – The Defense Department website for military children has added new features to help parents and educators explain difficult topics of the military lifestyle to children. Since its launch in January 2012, MilitaryKidsConnect.org has served more than 125,000 visitors and won five industry excellence awards. To mark the one-year anniversary, the website added new content designed for children, parents and educators, officials said. The new features include: • Military culture videos and lesson plans for teachers, school counselors, and educators to better understand the

differences between military and civilian youth; • Graphic novels and mini-documentaries by military kids sharing their experiences; • New modules for children and parents on handling grief, loss and physical injury. The website, created by the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, known as T2, uses innovative ways to help military youth cope with the unique strains of military life. In addition to disruptions from parents deploying to assignments away from home, military children are affected by moving frequently, changing schools and making new friends. They also have to live with readjustment issues when a parent returns from deployments. These issues may include post-traumatic stress and physical disabilities.

“After watching the interaction with kids on MilitaryKidsConnect this past year, we saw many conversations about trying to understand the issues they live with,” said Dr. Kelly Blasko, T2 psychologist. “We developed the added features to help parents and teachers answer the questions the kids were sharing with each other.” Blasko said the website is continuing to add features and information to military children with the special challenges of living in a military family. Separations, moving and changing friends frequently may be unusual for civilian children, but it’s a normal lifestyle for military children. The website helps them live in that world and, hopefully, makes it more fun for them, Blasko added.



February 8, 2013


Beach gets a helping hand from NHP By MC1 James Stenberg Assistant Public Affairs Officer, NHP


s the sun rose over the beach on the morning of Jan. 12, members of Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Ambulatory Procedure Unit and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (APU/PACU) were busy cleaning a portion of Rosamond Johnson Beach that is not accessible by car. Members of Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Ambulatory Procedure Unit and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit comb a section of Johnson Beach Jan. 12 looking for trash during a recent clean-up effort.

Lt. Jason Brough, a nurse with Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Ambulatory Procedure Unit and PostAnesthesia Care Unit, pilots a shallow water boat on Jan. 12 from Sherman Cove, Naval Air Station Pensacola, to Johnson Beach near Fort McRee. Brough organized a beach clean-up at a remote part of the beach not accessible by car. Photos provided by Michelle Webster

Navy Lt. Jason Brough, APU/PACU nurse, of Corpus Christi, Texas, organized the beach clean-up after noticing the hard-to-reach area during his frequent fishing trips to the beach along Perdido Key. “There are portions of Johnson Beach that are easily accessible by car, but as you go out towards Fort (McRee) there’s no road, so it’s only accessible by boat,” Brough said as he explained the circumstances that led him to organize the beach clean-up. “Several of (the hospital staff) fish and do activities on the water and we just noticed that this was a part of the beach (that needed some attention) and it’s difficult to get to for your average beach comber.” Brough then contacted National

Park Service officials at Gulf Islands National Seashore to see what he could do about the beach. After receiving information about the wildlife and their habitat in the area, he was given the “OK” to proceed with the clean-up effort from the organization. “Lt. Brough asked several of the staff, enlisted and officers alike, if they would like to participate in giving back to the community in the form of a beach cleanup,” said Lt. j.g. Sarah Carmack, APU/PACU nurse, of Willoughby, Ohio. “It’s just nice to be able to keep the areas and attractions clean.” On the morning of the clean-up, approximately 25 members of the hospital’s APU and PACU, along with family members, met at Sherman Cove onboard Naval Air

Station Pensacola to board boats that would shuttle them out to the beach. “It was a lot of plastic bottles, beer cans, beer bottles and all manner of debris like that,” said Brough. “There was some household debris, but probably the oddest piece we found was a complete porcelain toilet.” After collecting several large bags of trash, the volunteers gathered for a planned picnic as a thank you for the effort given from everyone involved. When asked about the success of the outing Brough said, “It was a lot of fun and we’re looking forward to doing it again. We are contemplating, as a unit, doing an adopt-a-beach and adopting that stretch of the beach to do on a regular basis.”



February 8, 2013


NASWF’s Civilians of the Year From NASWF PAO


uring a recent command safety standown in the base auditorium, NASWF Executive Officer Cmdr. Jonathan Lewis gave a quick shout out to civilian employees congratulating them on their accomplishments. For Steve Terrell and Anthony Breaux, it was the first acknowledgement of their selection as Civilian and Junior Civilian of the Year for Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The recognition rightfully showcases a year of hard work for the two employees and expresses the base’s appreciation of their efforts. It was the first time either had been picked for the awards. Terrell serves as one of the operations department’s Operations Duty Officer, where he coordinates flight operations at both north and south fields at NAS Whiting Field as well as at seven Navy

Outlying Fields across two states and five counties. Such coordination entails supervising emergency response support, mitigating aircraft hazards and responding to unauthorized use of the airfields. A mission he performs exceptionally well, according to his supervisor. “Due to his extensive experience and constant vigilance as an ODO, Mr. Terrell often discovers prospective issues and situations before they impact the operations and mission at NAS Whiting Field … (He) is an invaluable asset to the NAS Whiting Field team and is a solid performer who has greatly

contributed to the base’s accomplishments,” Cmdr. Joseph Hutchinson, NAS Whiting Field operations officer, stated in his nomination. Additionally, Terrell helped to facilitate the $12.5 million airfield lighting and signage renovation project; assisted in the training of more than 700 military aviators during the year; coordinated access for personnel and equipment for a $450,000 drainage project; and ensured safe airfield operations throughout the year. Breaux, the Junior Civilian of the Year, works as the police training officer for NAS Whiting Field’s security depart-

Steve Terrell NASWF CoY

ment. His duties encompass force protection and law enforcement training for the 122-member security force. Despite the challenges of a rotating schedule, constant manning of posts around the base and limited access to reserve personnel and auxiliary force team members, Breaux ensures that every person is trained to meet the department’s requirements. This included enabling the weapon qualifications of more than 300 Sailors assigned to the pre-commissioning crew of the USS Arlington which will hold the desig-

nation of (LPD-24) based out of Pascagoula, Miss. He also volunteers with the Escambia High School Navy JROTC shooting team to help prepare the unit for its shooting competitions. “Mr. Breaux is an accomplished professional and a recognized subject matter expert,” said Lt. David Vandyke, NAS Whiting Field’s security officer. “He readily volunteers for additional assignments outside and above his position description and always performs above expectations.” “Through God all things are possible,” Breaux said. “Not expecting or looking for anything just doing your job pays off. It’s a wonderful thing to be selected as Whiting Field Junior Civilian of the Year. I’m honored and blessed to received this award. I was always told, a little hard work and dedication goes a long way.” The annual award recognizes government employees who excel

Anthony Breaux NASWF JCoY

within their departments, work to assist other departments, seek opportunities beyond the scope of their job descriptions and promote NAS Whiting Field beyond the fence line of the base. All the candidates are nominated by their departments. The nomination packages are reviewed by the base awards board with final recommendations going to the commanding officer for selection. In addition to the honor of being the recipient of the award, there is a financial incentive as well.

MWR Outdoor Recreation moves to a new home at NASWF From NASWF PAO

MWR Outdoor Recreation has moved to a new home in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field Bowling Alley, Bldg. 1475, Saratoga St. The move was made Dec. 17 and they are ready to serve you now. According to Jessica Arbogast, MWR Outdoor Recreation specialist, the move was made because of a necessity for a larger facility and one that is closer to the supply warehouse. Outdoor Recreation is a rental center and a trip program management office that offers outdoor recreation opportunities to all active duty, retirees, dependents, DoD civilians and reservists. A primary focus of the program is to provide a stress reducing outlet for student and instructor pilots. They moved to a location that is now a mere 25 yards from their supply warehouse resulting in several key benefits. The significant benefits resulting from the new location are that Outdoor Recreation can now offer 13-

foot travel camping trailers and the customer can now pick up the rental equipment at the same location where the rental equipment was paid for. Additionally, the new site provides approximately 100 square feet more space than the previous home of the rental equipment. “I am really excited to be closer to my warehouse and in a bigger location, especially one that will be easier to find by the patrons,” Arbogast said. “I believe this change shows that we are committed to serve our customers by providing them the best products available.” Outdoor recreation is responsible for the popular Outdoor Adventure Program at Whiting Field. The Outdoor Adventure Program, OAP, is designed to introduce participants to outdoor recreation opportunities through trips, educational programs, seminars and gear rentals. Regardless of skill level, participants will have the opportunity to develop lifetime recreational skills, learn about safety and proper technique, gain an appre-

ciation and concern for our natural environment, meet new people and have a great time. From indoor climbing, to multi-day hiking, biking and paddling trips, the OAP has something for everyone. The outdoor recreation programs build a sense of community, promote skill development and provide for stress relief and enjoyment while conserving and protecting wildlife, forests, wetlands and other natural resources. The program contributes to military mission readiness through adventure and challenge-type activities that tests functional fitness and motor skills and enhances unit cohesion. Outdoor Recreation will be posting its upcoming event schedule within the next couple of weeks on the Whiting Field MWR Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/WFMWR. Hours of operation are Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday,– 8 a.m. to noon. For more information call (850) 623-7670 or e-mail outdooradventure.wf@gmail.com.

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Commissary plans special holiday hours

The Pensacola NAS Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, has announced special holiday hours for Washington’s Birthday, Feb. 18. The store will open late, at 9 a.m., and close early, at 3 p.m. The store will reopen at the normal time, 8 a.m., Feb. 19. For more information, call 452-6880.

Comedian has a message for troops

Comedian Bernie McGrenahan is bringing his “Happy Hour” comedy-with-a-message tour to Naval Air Station Pensacola. The training tour, which is scheduled for at 9 a.m. Feb. 11 at the Naval Air Schools Command Auditorium, opens with McGrenahan’s stand-up comedy material and follows with his experiences with life on the road and the parties and drinking which impacted his life, relationships and career. Now refocused, McGrenahan is inspiring troops around the world to stay focused, implement a “plan” and use available resources in time of need. McGrenahan’s “comedy with a message” has become the Navy’s most requested training and prevention tour. For more information, contact ADC(AW/SW) Termaine Pruitt, NAS Pensacola Command Chaplain divisional leading chief petty officer (DLCPO), at 452-5552, or the NAS Pensacola Command Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor (DAPA) at 449-6892.

Fleet and Family plans world fair

Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. is located at Storage Masters Center, 4646 Woodbine Road, in Pace, one mile off Highway 90. For more information, go to panhandlecommunity theatre.com.

Legion plans Mardi Gras celebration

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

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

Treasure hunting group meets monthly

Special Olympics fun run planned

The deadline to apply to Brown-Barge Middle School is Feb. 15. Applications are only accepted from incoming sixth grade students for the 2013-2014 school year. The school district makes accommodations for incoming military families. Details on requirements and applications can be found online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ 629HR6C. If you have any questions or need further information, contact NASP School Liaison Officer Carissa Bergosh by phone at 293-0322 or by e-mail at Carissa.bergosh@navy.mil.

A Special Olympics Mardi Gras 5K Fun Run and Walk is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Osceola Golf Course, 300 Tonawanda Drive, off Mobile Highway. You can participate as an individual or with family and friends. Give your team a “krewe” name and designate team colors or costumes. The first 300 participants will get a free longsleeve event T-shirt and finisher medals. There will be complimentary food and drinks and familyfriendly activities at the finish line. For more information or to register, go to http://www.firstgiving.com/sofl/mardigras2013. To volunteer, contact Christian Bersamina at 361-6274.

Navy League to hold annual luncheon

The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States has scheduled its annual Military Recognition Day Luncheon and Margaret Flowers Civic Award Ceremony for 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at New World Landing. Cost is $15 per person. Since 1983, the Margaret Flowers Civic Award has been given to military members from Navy commands in the Pensacola region in recognition of superior community service during a 12-month period. It is named in honor of Margaret Flowers, a former NASP public affairs officer with a long record of service to the Navy and the community. For reservations, call 436-8552

Reception spotlights Valentine jewelry

An opening reception is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Feb. 8, for a new show at Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place. Seven gallery artists are featured in a Valentinethemed jewelry show. The show also will feature Valentine’s Day cards and special gift wrapping. Participating jewelers are Christine Chandler, Lyn Gentry, Jan Kurtz, Meghan McMillan, Joy Oxley, Mara Viksnins and Elaine Woodward. The show is scheduled to continue through March 8. For information, call 429-9100.

Quayside puts focus on three artists

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

‘Love is in the Air’ for local production

Panhandle Community Theatre is presenting “Love is in the Air,” two Mardi Gras/Valentine’s Day themed evenings of song, romance and food at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 8 and tomorrow, Feb. 9. The event will feature heavy hors d’oeurves, beverages and desserts. Members of the Gulf Coast Chorale will perform love songs and dramatic readings will be featured. Cost is $30 per couple, $15 per single. Seating is limited. For reservations, call (850) 324-9279 or send an e-mail to nerual@bellsouth.net. The theater

If you are interested in the hobby of metal detecting, then you might want to attend a meeting of the Pensacola Historical & Treasure Hunters Association Inc. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Chet’s Seafood Restaurant. Yearly dues are $18 for individuals and $30 for family. For more information, send an e-mail to msizemore@yahoo.com.

School applications due by Feb. 15

DFC Society plans to meet Feb. 14

The Pensacola Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society will meet at Franco’s restaurant, 523 East Gregory Street, at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 14. The guest speaker will be Tom Baca, who is allied with National Geographic. The military award of the DFC is made to aviators and crew members of all services and civilians for heroism and extraordinary achievement during aerial flight. Meetings are open to members, active duty, and retired, spouses, significant others, and those interested. Meetings are held the second Thursday of every other month. For information, call Joe Brewer at 453-9291.

General to speak at group’s meeting

Members of Chapter/Unit 566 Military Order of the Purple Hearts will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at West Milton Church of Christ, 5300 West Highway 90 in Pace. The guest speaker will be retired Army Brig. Gen. Mike Ferguson. Ferguson is West Florida’s Army representative to the Secretary of the Army for retirees. He also works for a firm that provides legal service to active and retired military families. He will be speaking about military growth in the region and about what is happening in today’s military. Members will be discussing “Purple Heart Day,” which is Aug. 7 every year. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball team will be dedicating the Aug. 7 game to Purple Heart recipients. A meal sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be served after the meeting. For more information, call Eustice Shiver 7911175 or 994-3880.

Vaudeville show to stop in Pensacola

“The Pretty Things Peepshow,” a vintage vaudeville extravaganza, will be presented at 9 p.m. Feb. 14 at Vinyl Music Hall, 2 South Palafox Place. The 22 acts include circus acts, sword swallowing, juggling, glass walking, contortion, hula hoops, whip cracking, burlesque, comedy and magic. Live music will be presented by The Peeping Toms. Tickets are $12 to $20. For more information, call 607-6758 or go to http://www.vinylmusichall.com.

Ballet performances based on art

A selection of work from the Pensacola State College Permanent Collection, which is on exhibit at Pensacola Museum of Art, is the focus of a first-

time collaboration with Ballet Pensacola. Richard Steinert and Christine Duhon will present four nights of a choreographed performance inspired by the art on display. Performances of “Possible Symmetry” are scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets cost $18. For more information, call 432-9546 or go to www.balletpensacola.com.

Budget for Baby classes scheduled

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

Songwriters schedule night in Milton

A concert featuring four of Nashville’s most prolific songwriters is scheduled for Feb. 22 at the Historic Imogene Theatre in Milton. Performers will include Steve and Terri Williams along with Will and Holly Hefner Nance. A meet-and-greet session is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and show time is 8 p.m. The event is a benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida. Tickets are limited and are priced at $50. For tickets or information, call (850) 477-2273

Evangelist to perform in Lillian, Ala.

Gospel singer and evangelist Alan Harris will be performing at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at First Baptist of Lillian, 34421 Barclay Ave., in Lillian, Ala. Other performances are schedule for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Feb. 12 and Feb. 13. An offering will be collected. For more information, call (251) 962-2180 or e-mail eph320@gulftel.com.

Ombudsman training to be conducted

An Ombudsman Basic Training (OBT) Workshop is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 4-7 at the Fleet and Family Support Center, 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg 625. The ombudsman’s major role is to act as a bridge between the command, family members and the resources of the community. The ombusman can refer Navy families to various support agencies for assistance. An ombudsman must be appointed by the commanding officer to attend training. Basic training is required and must be documented. The course provides a thorough overview of the program and the ombudsman’s duties. To register, call 452-9022.

Powerlifters putting a team together

A Pensacola area team is being formed to compete in the 2013 USA Powerlifting Military Nationals March 9 at the Hyatt Regency at the Orlando International Airport. The competition is open to all active-duty, National Guard, reserve and retired military personnel. Lifters must be a registered USA Powerlifting member. You can sign up for a membership during registration, prior to the start of the weigh-ins. For more information, contact Capt. Mark Goto at Mark.Goto@med.navy.mil or HM2(FMF) Brandon Foisy by e-mail at Brandon.Foisy@med.navy.mil or by phone at 505-6456.

Monster trucks set to roll into town

The Monster Jam truck series is coming to the Pensacola Bay Center March 1 and 2. Adult tickets start at $22 and child tickets are $5 (ages 2-12) in advance. The cost of all seats increase $2 on the day of the show. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the center’s box office. Show times are 7:30 p.m. March 1 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 2. Gates will open 30 minutes prior to the shows. For more information about Monster Jam, go to www.monsterjam.com.

Program honors senior volunteers

The search is on for Florida’s outstanding senior volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc., honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service. Nominations are being accepted through March 31. State winners will be selected through online voting at SalutetoSeniorService.com from April 15 to April 30. From state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national honoree. To complete a nomination form online and to view the rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005. For more information, call 477-1947.



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Beads • Floats • Revelry •Mardi Gras fun and festivities on the Gulf Coast

‘THROW ME SOMETHING MISTER!’ What’s the story behind Mardi Gras?


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 Mardi Gras revelers in previous year’s downtown Pensacola parade (clockwise) LSU Alumni Association, the streets in 1830 armed with rakes, hoes and cow- Krewe of Blues, Krewe of Mystic Mafia, Krewe du Ya-Yas. Photos by Mike O’Connor bells 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 wonderful 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. Cain • 2013 Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Parade tonight, Feb. 8, in downtown Pensacola at 8 p.m. himself participated in each year’s festivity until he • 2013 Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras parade, tomorrow, Feb. 9, in downtown Pensacola at 2 died at age 72. p.m., visit http://pensacola mardigras.com/ for more information. • Perdido Key will host a boat parade Feb. 9, noon-8 p.m. • Krewe of Wrecks Pensacola Beach Parade, Feb. 10, on Pensacola Beach at 1 p.m.

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Jokes & Groaners You could be Cajun if ... You can pronounce Tchoupitoulas but have trouble spelling it (also, Thibideaux, Opelousas, Ponchartrain, Ouachita, and Atchafalaya). When giving directions you use words such as “uptown,” “downtown,” “backatown,” “riverside,” “lakeside,” “other side of the bayou” or “other side of the levee ...” You don’t worry when you see ships riding higher in the river than the top of your house. Every so often, you have waterfront property. You judge a po-boy by the number of napkins used. You don’t learn until high school that Mardi Gras is not a national holiday. You’re not afraid when someone wants to “ax you something.” The four seasons in your year are: crawfish, shrimp, crab and King Cake.




February 8, 2013

Pensacola training command recognizes top performers By Lt. Shelline Floyd From NETC PAO

Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) recognized its top performing employees during an all hands awards ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Jan 17. NETSAFA’s Commanding Officer Capt. Doug Heady congratulated each awardee during the captain’s call. Len Wendel, European Command (EUCOM) country program manager received his level I certification and Lisa Chardon; assistant Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) country program manager received her level II certification in international affairs. NETSAFA employees identified as members of the international affairs workforce are encouraged to participate in the certification and career development program. Participants must meet mandatory standards of education, training and experience to achieve certification. Traci Adkins, EUCOM coun-

Capt. Doug Heady, commanding officer, Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA), presents Sue Priest, branch supervisor of financial management, a letter of appreciation from Rear Adm. Joseph Rixey, deputy assistant Secretary of the Navy for International Programs. Photo by Lori Delware

try program manager, and Sue Priest, branch supervisor of financial management, received letters of appreciation (LOA) from Rear Adm. Joseph Rixey,

deputy assistant Secretary of the Navy for International Programs. Rixey expressed his sincere appreciation for their dedication, technical expertise, expert judg-

ment and uncommon courtesy in interactions with the Navy International Program’s 1206 team. The 1206 program is used to build the capacity of foreign military forces or maritime security forces to conduct counterterrorism or to support military and stability operations in which the U.S. is participating. “The work is extensive supporting the 1206 program, each member of the NETSAFA 1206 team had an important role in making this recognition possible and it’s an honor to be recognized for being an integral part of this team effort,” Priest said. Heady also presented LOAs signed by Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), to Carlotta Majewski, Foreign Military Training quota manager, and Rosey Taylor, Pacific Command (PACOM) country manager, for providing superb customer service and support while assisting NETC’s Inspector General during a Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT)

Italia Brinston named Boys & Girls Club ‘ Yo u t h o f t h e Ye a r ’ From Boys & Girls Club

Selected among several local outstanding youth, Italia Brinston was named 2013 Youth of the Year for NASP Youth Center, a Boys & Girls Clubs affiliate. Italia is the daughter of Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Lt. Cmdr. Edward and Marie Brinston. Italia will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members for

the Florida Youth of the Year title and a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation. Being named Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. Italia is among hundreds of local Youth of the Year winners across the country recognized by Boys & Girls Clubs of America for her sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community.

area visit. Financial Management Analyst Beverly Jackson was recognized for her recent promotion and CFC Jill Mills was recognized for participating in a community service project. “We have a talented blend of civilian and military staff members, who have enabled NETSAFA to have the knowledge, expertise and continuity that is vital to the successful execution of the security assistance program,” said Ron Cooper, Operations department head. NETSAFA is the U.S. Navy’s agent for international education and training. NETSAFA coordinates training support to international governments and international organizations. As a field activity of the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), the command serves as a focal point for all security assistance training program issues, coordination and advice within the U.S. Navy. For more information about NETSAFA, visit https://www. netsafa. navy.mil.



February 8, 2013


Black History Month profile: Pensacola’s own Gen. Chappie James From www.af.mil

Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. was born in 1920 in Pensacola, where he graduated from Washington High School in June 1937. From September 1937 to March 1942, he attended Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and completed civilian pilot training under the governmentsponsored Civilian Pilot Training Program. He remained at Tuskegee as a civilian instructor pilot in the Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet Program until January 1943, when he entered the program as a cadet and received his commission as a second lieutenant in July 1943. He next completed fighter pilot combat training at Selfridge Field, Mich., and was assigned to various units in the United States for the next six years.

In September 1949, Gen. James went to the Philippines as flight leader for the 12th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 18th Fighter Wing, at Clark Field. In July 1950, he left for Korea, where he flew 101 combat missions in F-51 and F-80 aircraft. Gen. James returned to the United States and in July 1951 went to Otis Air Force Base, Mass., as an allweather jet fighter pilot with the 58th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (FIS) and later became operations officer. In April 1953 he became commander of the 437th FIS and in August 1955 he assumed command of the 60th FIS. He graduated from the Air Command and Staff College in June 1957. Gen. James next was assigned to Headquarters U.S. Air Force as a staff officer in the Air Defense Division of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. In July 1960, he was transferred to the Royal Air Force Station at Bentwaters, England, where he served

Gen. Chappie James successively as assistant director of operations and then director of operations, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW); commander, 92nd Tactical Fighter Squadron; and deputy commander for operations for the 81st Wing. In September 1964, Gen. James was transferred to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., where he was director of operations training and later deputy commander for operations for the

4453rd Combat Crew Training Wing. Gen. James went to Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, in December 1966, as deputy commander for operations, 8th TFW, and in June 1967 was named wing vice commander. He flew 78 combat missions into North Vietnam, many in the Hanoi/Haiphong area, and led a flight into the Bolo MiG sweep in which seven communist MiG-21s were destroyed, the highest total kill of any mission during the Vietnam War. He was named vice commander of the 33rd TFW at Eglin Air Force Base in December 1967. He was transferred to Wheelus Air Base in the Libyan Arab Republic in August 1969 as commander of the 7272nd Fighter Training Wing. Gen. James became deputy assistant secretary of defense (public affairs) in March 1970 and was designated principal deputy assistant secretary of defense (public affairs) inApril 1973. He assumed

duty as vice commander of the Military Airlift Command, with headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 1, 1974. Gen. James was promoted to four-star grade and assigned as commander in chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command/Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD/ADCOM), Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 1, 1975. He became special assistant to the chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Dec. 6, 1977. Gen. James was widely known for his speeches on Americanism and patriotism for which he has been editorialized in numerous national and international publications. Gen. James died shortly after his retirement in 1978 of a heart attack. The first black officer in the history of the United States military to attain full four-star general rank, his memorial in Arlington National Cemetery says, in part: “This is my country, and I believe in her. I’ll protect her against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”





February 8, 2013

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Brick archways frame a passageway in an interior section of Fort Pickens. About 21.5 million bricks were used to build the fort, which is on the western tip of Santa Rosa Island. Photo by Mike O’Connor

See Fort Pickens by candlelight From Gulf Islands National Seashore

Gulf Islands National Seashore will be conducting candlelight tours of Fort Pickens from 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 9. The free program will highlight what happened in Pensacola during the Civil War. Fort Pickens is the largest of four forts built to defend Pensacola Bay, and its Navy yard. It was one of only four forts in the South that was never occupied by Confederate forces during the Civil War. Costumed interpreters will present the history of Pensacola during the Civil War at different stations inside Fort Pickens. Groups of 30 visitors will depart the Fort Pickens Visitor Center every 15 minutes for the hour-long tour. The tours are

free, but there is an $8 entrance fee to the park. Although the fort will be lighted with candles, flashlights are allowed. Dress appropriately for the evening weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Visitors must call 934-2635 for reservations and arrive 20 minutes before their assigned tour time. Parking is limited, so car-pooling is recommended. The tour is one of the ranger-led programs offered by the Gulf Islands National Seashore. For a complete program schedule and more information, call 9342600, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/guis, or follow us on Twitter@gulfislandsnps. The Fort Pickens Area is open daily 7 a.m. to sunset and the fort is open 8 a.m. to sunset. Ranger-guided tours are scheduled for 2 p.m.

daily. Tours last 45 minutes to one hour. Other upcoming events include: • A Black History Month commemoration is scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Fort Pickens Auditorium. Discover the Black heritage of the National Seashore during the 45 minute auditorium presentation. • Tour de Fort, a bicycling tour of historic sites at Fort Pickens, is scheduled for March 20 as part of the Let’s Move Outside initiative. Participants should meet at Fort Pickens auditorium at 10 a.m. The program includes an auditorium presentation followed by a bicycle tour along the Florida National Scenic Trail (approximately four miles). Participants are responsible for their own bicycles. The tour should take about two hours.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Jack Reacher,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Texas Chainsaw” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; “Les Miserables,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m., 9 p.m.


“Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away” (3D), PG, noon; “Jack Reacher,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Escape from Planet Earth” (3D), PG, 5 p.m. (free admission); “Texas Chainsaw” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; “Parental Guidance,” PG, 1 p.m.; “Les Miserables,” PG-13, 3:15 p.m.; “Silver Linings Playbook,” R, 6:30 p.m.; “Django Unchained,” R, 9 p.m.


“Guilt Trip,” PG-13, noon; “Jack Reacher,” PG-13, 2:15 p.m.; “Texas Chainsaw” (3D), R, 5 p.m.; “This is 40,” R, 7 p.m.; “Parental Guidance,” PG, 1 p.m.; “Les Miserables,” PG13, 3:15 p.m.; “Django Unchained,” R, 6:30 p.m.




“Texas Chainsaw” (3D), R, 5 p.m.; “Jack Reacher,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Django Unchained,” R, 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Guilt Trip,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “This is 40,” R, 7 p.m.; “Les Miserables,” PG-13, 6 p.m. THURSDAY COST

“Jack Reacher,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Texas Chainsaw” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m.; “Parental Guidance,” PG, 5:15 p.m.; “Silver Linings Playbook,” R, 7:15 p.m.

Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Youth Valentineʼs Dance: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 9, at the NASP Youth Center. For ages kindergarten to 12 years. Admission $4. Pizza and beverages will be provided. There will be a candy and bake sale. Prizes for best single and team dances, most white outfit, most red outfit and best dress. Event open to dependents of active-duty, retirees, reservists, DoD and contractors. For more information, call 452-2417. • Aquatics indoor pool: Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) pool, Bldg. 3828. Closed Wednesdays, holidays and first weekend of each month. Winter schedule features: – Lap swim, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. – Recreation/lap swim, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. – Masters, adult training group, 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. – PNY Swim Team, youth training group, 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. – Goslings, pre-swim team, 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. – Group swim lessons, 4:50 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. – Aqua Aerobics, 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. Other activities include one-on-one swim lessons, water walking, water polo, lifeguard prep classes, lifeguard certification and fin swim. For more information, call 452-9429. • Youth Center open recreation: 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. For ages kindergarten to 12 years. No cost except for scheduled field trips. Activities areas Include: Game room, computer room, gym, art room and science room. Open to all dependents of active-duty, retirees, reservist, DoD and contractors. For more information, call 452-2417. • Winter Wonderland: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the old hospital grounds, across the street from Mustin Beach Club on Radford Boulevard. Admission is $3 per person. Concessions available for food and beverage purchase. For more information, call 4523806, ext. 3138, 3139 or 3140. • ITT Expo: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at National Naval Aviation Museum. Expo will feature information on travel and recreation destinations, representatives from cruise lines, tourism bureaus and hotels plus giveaways and door prizes. Admission is free. 452-6362 Spring Flea Market: noon to 4 p.m. March 17 at Corry Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Applications available on the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com or at Bldg. 4143 on Radford Boulevard. The event sell out each year, so reserve early. Spaces $25 to $40. Tables are $8 each. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140.

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

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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; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to 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 a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions such as a Military Protective Order (MPO), separation from offender, expedited transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger either command nor 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 provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990 x0; or during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Northwest Florida Blood Services: Volunteers are can help in everyday operations. There is a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. today, Feb. 8, at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, 1770 West Leonard St. You can also give blood at the Pensacola blood centers at 2209 North. Ninth Ave. and 1999 East Nine Mile Road. For volunteer information, contact Jamie Hudson at 473-3853, ext. 132, or jhudson@fbsblood.org. For informa-

Worship schedule tion, go to www.nfbc blood.org. • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce St., is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to home bound elderly citizens of Escambia County. Contact Brenda Turner at 432-1475, ext. 410, or visit RSVPCoordinator@coawfla.org.

For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 4522532, e-mail NASPensacola CommunityOutreach @Facebook. com or find information on Facebook at NAS Pensacola Community Outreach.

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • First Time Dads Class: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13. Five things every dad should know: Learn important tips to parenting your new baby. To register, call 452-5609. • Parenting: Zero to 2 years of age: A class to help prepare for the arrival of a baby is offered quarterly. Next class is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon March 13. To register, call 4525609 or 452-9022.

• Anger control: Learn how to express your feelings without attacking the other person. Class includes two sessions. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon March 13 and March 20 and 10 a.m. to noon May 7 and May 14. For details, call 452-5609 or 4529022. • Stress management: Participants will learn tips and coping mechanisms to managing stress. Classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990.

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

• Mass, noon Monday, Thursday, and Friday, All Faiths Chapel. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.



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Loadmaster 2 a x l e aluminum traile r new Brakes Posilube hubs up to 28ft boat, $2,500 4929467

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Volvo C70 2008, hardtop convertible, 79,000 miles, black w/gray leather interior. Very nice, moving, must sell. $16,000. 251-423-4114

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1999 Harley Davidson X L 8 8 3 , Dunlop D400 series Harley Davidson tires. 7,839 miles. Screaming Eagle exhaust. Wi n d s h i e l d , h i g h w a y bars/pegs, Live to Ride c h r o m e , saddlebags, $5,300 obo. 261-0045

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Black Ikea full-size sofa sleeper. In excellent condition. Aski ng 150 obo. Need gone ASAP, moving Merchandise to California, text or call Pets 832-800-2550

I t a l i a n Greyhound pups. All shots, excellent champion background, male $350, females $450. 981-0228


US Cargo enclosed trailer. 17’x7’ with V-nose. Drop down rear ramp, side entrance. 3500. 255-5591 Camera - 35 mm Chinon Genisis III w/case. Macro zoom 38-110 mm; AF. New condition. $75. 457-2656

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Nautical dé cor, unique nautical lamp and three different carved ship’s captains. $35 for all. 7121425

TV - Two Samsung 17 inch flat-screen TV’s $65 each. DVD/VHS combo, $30. W W I I 457-2656 Destroyer compass, all Hipoint 40 brass in a teak caliber w/2 wood box. Still clips & case. works great. $300 firm. $35. 497-1167 910-2458 Panasonic Microwave Oven. $30. Call 932-1794

Outrigger mounts/stention s, stainless steel, pair for $20. 454-9486

Dodge Ram 1550 regular cab 2006 72,000 miles V8 Hemi 4WD, LineX, T o w i n g Motor Package, clean. Autos for sale $13,250 obo. 217-8835 2001 Dodge Neon SE/ES. Motorcycles four-door, silver, 45,500 2003 Honda miles, good Shadow Spirit. c o n d i t i o n . Asking $2,400. Has 27,000 $4,500. 453miles, gets 50 2560 mpg. Excellent bike, no problems. Call 346-9427

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2008 16 feet Funfinder X160 Camper. Like new, sleeps five, n o n - s m o k e r, very clean, lots of extras. Asking $8,700. 206-9211

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