NASP Black History Month observance ... NAS Pensacocla (NASP) will hold a Black History Month Celebration Feb. 23, in Bldg. 1504 (across from Bldg.1500 NASP Headquarters) from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be FORCM(AW/SW/FMF) Mamudu K. Cole. The NASP Diversity Team would like to invite all active-duty and retired military personnel, their dependents and civilian employees to attend. For more information, contact AC1(AW/SW) Chad Bradley at 452-4671
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NAS Pensacola first-responders in action: Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2018 By Ens. Lewis Aldridge NASP Public Affairs Office
Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) completed its annual security exercise, Solid CurtainCitadel Shield (SC-CS) this week. SC-CS is a force protection measure that was conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) onboard all continental United States naval installations from Jan. 29 through Feb. 9. The drill consisted of three different incidents designed to measure various responses from both the base’s security team as well as fire and emergency personnel. This year’s Solid Curtain featured an active-shooter scenario, which took place at Bldg. 1811, an administrative building onboard the base. NASP Installation Mission Readiness Officer Trent Hathaway was in charge of the evolution. While the drill only lasted
with an initial working group “injured” another victim, porand the installation training team trayed by OS2 Antonio Steiner, and then we receive our require- and “killed” a training manikin ments from region and the CNIC that was supposed to represent for the exercise and combine his work supervisor inside of a those with our own background classroom. The Naval Security Forces experiences to create a plan of (NSF) tracking the action.” gunman eventuThe exercise ise c r ally located the began with the exe attacker and a “perpetrator,” firefight ensued portrayed by leaving him MA2 Michael dead as well. Vandergriff, apAnti-Terrorism proaching Bldg. Training Team 1811 and voicing (ATTT) officials were discontent with tasked with evaluating the the government shutdown, NSF police officer’s work. which was causing his inability to pay bills. He proceeded to They carried around clipboards take a female employee, played and made notes on what actions by Jenna Vaughn of Fleet and the officer’s correctly performed Family Services, hostage and while also recording aspects of “attacked” her with a training the training that needed to be reknife leaving her for dead before viewed. Fire and emergency services proceeding inside the building. Once the “assailant” entered, personnel arrived on-scene and he grabbed an M16 rifle loaded rendered aid to the first two with blank ammunition rounds See SC-CS on page 2 and began firing. Ultimately he
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Firefighter/Paramedic Ray Winstead escorts OS2 Antonio Stiener to safety during the Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2018 security exercise. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock
a few hours, the work-up to the event was much longer.
“This took months of preparation,” Hathaway said. “It starts
IWTC Corry Station commences Saturday Scholars Program By Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training
Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station staff and student volunteer mentors met onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Corry Station chapel for Saturday Scholars Program orientation Feb. 3. Corry Station’s partnership with the Escambia County School District Satur-
day Scholars Program continues a 33-year-old tradition of participating in two mentoring sessions per year. ITC Bill Kelley, IWTC Corry Station’s Saturday Scholars coordinator, and Cmdr. Chad Smith, commanding officer of IWTC Corry Station, welcomed everyone and thanked them for volunteer-
ing as local community goodwill ambassadors. “I truly believe you will get more out of this great opportunity than the students will,” Smith said to the group of volunteers. “I want you to be totally committed to this great program for the next five weeks, and have fun while giving back to the
community.” “The short time you spend with these children will impact them for the rest of their lives, serving as one of many steps they will take towards a successful future,” Kelley added. Representatives from Escambia County School District (ECSD) also attended the orientation and thanked the See Saturday on page 2
Get involved with Military Saves Week From NASP FFSC and Military Saves
Military Saves Week (Feb. 26 through March 3) is a chance for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Now is the time to take action and “Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.” Take the time this week to select a savings goal and create a plan to save for it. Here are five easy ways to get involved in Military Saves Week:
1. Pledge to Save. Those with a savings plan are twice as likely to save for emergencies and retirement than those without a plan. Join over 350,000 people who have already committed to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. 2. Discover Your Savings Options. Use tools and resources from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, a Military Saves partner. This foundation’s saveandinvest.org website can See Military Saves on page 2
NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin (center) joined the staff of NASP Fleet and Family Support Center Feb. 2 to sign a proclamation declaring Military Saves Week Feb. 26 through March 3. Martin is accompanied at a cake-cutting by (left-right) Pen-Air FCU’s Kristal Kelley and FFSC financial counselors Towonia Donson-Williams and Joseph B. Henderson. Photo by Janet Thomas
SAPR POC training ... Per the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program OPNAV 1752.1B, each Navy command shall have a SAPR point of contact (POC), who is responsible for command management of the SAPR Program. The SAPR POC shall complete an eight-hour class prior to assuming the duties of the POC. NAS Pensacola will be providing the first SAPR POC training of this calendar year Feb. 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the NETC HRO Bldg., 680 Rm. 227. All new POCs are invited to attend.
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NMOTC volunteers help feed the homeless Story, photo by MC2 Michael Lieberknecht Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
MembersofNavyMedicineOperationalTrainingCenter’s(NMOTC)Diversity Committee volunteered their time to help serve dinner at a local communityhomelessshelterJan.25. TheeventwasincelebrationandremembranceofMartinLutherKingJr., inspiredbyhisquote,“Thetimeisalwaysrighttodowhatisright.” The29NMOTCSailorsandciviliansarrivedjustasthesunbegantoset and donned aprons, hairnets and gloves,whiletakingdifferentstations inthekitchenanddiningareaofthefacility.Whenwordpassedovertheannouncement system that dinner was readytobeserved,theteamwentto work, serving a five-course-meal to morethan100temporaryresidents. “Eventslikethesemakeanimpact onboththevolunteersandthecom-
HN Joshua Soileau, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) Diversity Committee member, serves dinner at a local community homeless shelter.
munity,” said LS2 Ariea Jackson, NMOTC’sdiversityofficer. Whilefoodwasbeingdistributedby volunteersinthekitchen,moremembers were taking drink orders in the diningroomandhelpingthosewithaccessibilityneedsreceivetheirdinner. NMOTC Sailors and civilians were
metwithappreciationandthankswhile theyquicklyworkedtoensureeveryonewastakencareof. “Iwantedtorepresentmycommand and help out the community,” HN JoshuaSoileausaid. The shelter’s staff praised the NMOTCDiversityCommittee’seffort
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victimsbeforeproceedingtothecarnageinsidetheclassroom.Oncethere,theydeterminedthattheshooterandhis worksupervisorwereindeed“casualties,”bringingthefinal bodycounttothreedeceasedandoneinjured. Thetrainingconcludedwithasuspiciouspackageplaced insideoftheclassroomwherethegunmanandhisfinalvictim were positioned. Police Officer Daniel Dugger was taskedwithlocatingthethreatandutilizingproperprotocol tonotifytheexplosiveordnancedisposal(EOD)squad.Outsideofthebuilding,theMilitaryWorkingDog(MWD)team patrolledtheperimeterensuringthattherewerenoother bombthreats. NASPPoliceTrainingOfficerCapt.JeffreyGlasseyfelt theeventwentwellandbelievesthatthistrainingiscritical tothemissionofthebasesecurityforces.Basepoliceofficers takepartinaround100trainingsayear,buteachdrilloffers auniqueopportunityandpreparestheindividualsfurtherin caseanincidentoccurs. “You’llfindoutthattherewillbetimesinvariousexercises thattheseguysgeteverythingrightandthenthenexttime onethingwilltripitup,”Glasseysaid.“That’swhywedoit; that’swhywetrain.Sothatifinfactsomethingdoeshappen duringtraining,wecanfixitandensureourofficersareready togoandmakethedecisionsthey’resupposedtomakeand dowhattheyaresupposedtodoifarealsituationoccurs.” Uponconclusionoftheexercise,after-actionsmeetings tookplacetodeterminewhatwentrightandhowthosewho participatedinthetrainingcanimprove.Thisway,exercises canbetailoredtoaddresstheseissuesinboththenearfuture andnextyearwhenSolidCurtain-CitadelShieldreturnsto NASPensacola. NASPensacola,situatedinEscambiaCounty,employs morethan16,000militaryand7,400civilianpersonnel.This includesmajortenantcommands,NavalAviationSchools Command,NavalAirTechnicalTrainingCenter,Marine AviationTrainingSupportGroups21and23,theBlueAngelsandtheheadquartersforNavalEducationandTraining Command.
staffandstudentvolunteermentors. TherepresentativesincludedECSDSuperintendentofSchoolsMalcomThomas;PrincipalRobin MaloyofMyrtleGroveElementarySchoolandJo McArthur,ECSDcommunityinvolvementcoordinator. “Corry Station’s participation with Saturday Scholarshastouchedtheheartsandmindsofthousandsofstudentsovertheyears,”Thomassaid. “Thankyouverymuchfortakingtimeoutofyour busyschedulestohelpinspirestudentstoreachfor andrealizetheirdreams,”Maloyadded.“Eachof youwillmakealastingimpressionandaninvestmentinourcommunity’sfuture.” Forthis65thsession,thementorswillteamup withMyrtleGroveElementarySchoolstudentsfor afive-weekperiodthatincludesatriptotheNational NavalAviationMuseumandendswithagraduation
andmentionedthataregularlyscheduled volunteer opportunity is in the works. Edward Johnson, the kitchen managerandformerNavymachinist matefirstclass,saidhewouldbeglad tohaveNMOTCrepresentativesback anytime. “It definitely makes an impact,” Johnson said. “The camaraderie and seeing different people inspires both ourguestsandme.Iloveitwhenthey comeouttohelp.” NMOTCispartoftheNavyMedicine team, a global health care networkofNavymedicalprofessionals aroundtheworldwhoprovidehighqualityhealthcaretomorethanone million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with SailorsandMarinesworldwide,providingcriticalmissionsupportaboard ships,intheair,undertheseaandon thebattlefield. FormorenewsfromNavyMedicine Education and Training Command, visitwww.navy.mil/local/nmsc/.
ceremonyattheschool.EachSaturday,thementors willassistthestudentswithhomeworkandlearning activities,whilealsoparticipatinginfunphysicalactivitiesandgamestoo. SaturdayScholarsisanexampleoftheNavy’s Personal Excellence Partnership Program, which strivesforexcellenceindevelopingtheyouthofsurrounding communities by promoting academic achievement,healthylifestyles,andcivicresponsibility. InformationWarfareTrainingCommandCorry Station,aspartoftheCenterforInformationWarfare Training,providesacontinuumoftrainingtoNavy andjointservicepersonnelthatpreparesthemto conductinformationwarfareacrossthefullspectrum ofmilitaryoperations. FormorenewsfromCenterforInformationWarfare Training, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ cid/, www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/ ciwt/, www. facebook. com/ NavyCIWT, or www. twitter.com/ NavyCIWT.
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beusedtoeducateyourselfonretirementandothersavingsresources. 3. Saver Checklist: Evaluate Your Savings Preparedness. This checklistismadeupofcharacteristicsofsuccessfulsavers,whichinclude debtmanagement.Itcanserveasausefulstartingpointforevaluating one’ssavingspreparedness. 4. Share Your Savings Goal. Peoplesavemoresuccessfullywhentheyhaveagoalinmind.Thatis why wehavecreatedposterssoyoucanputyoursavingsgoalintoperspectiveandshareit. 5. Share Savings Tips and Advice with Family and Friends OnTwitterandFacebook?Sharethesesocialmediapostswithyourfriendsandfollowerstoencouragethemtosave. MilitarySavesWeekiscoordinatedbyMilitarySaves,apartnerintheDepartmentofDefense’sFinancial ReadinessCampaign,thatseekstomotivate,supportandencouragemilitaryfamiliestosavemoney,reduce debtandbuildwealth. Startedin2007,MilitarySavesWeekisanannualopportunityforinstallationsandorganizationstopromote goodsavingsbehavior.Itisalsoachanceforservicemembersandtheirfamiliestogatherandsetfinancialgoals together. ThisFebruary,startsettingyourcoursetobecomeamilitarysaver-taketheMilitarySavesPledgeatwww. military saves.org.
“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP His-
tory in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) onboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). No winner last week!
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher T. Martin 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.
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February 9, 2018
Navy civilian works for FEMA, learns life lessons By Mark Burrell Office of Civilian Human Resources JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) – In the middle of nowhere, between Bradford and Union counties just west of Jacksonville, Fla., down a long, long washed-out dirt road, a recently-widowed elderly lady sat outside her log cabin, looking at her flooded vehicles. Historic flooding from Hurricane Irma took Jacksonville and nearby towns by surprise. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials called the flooding “epic,” hitting water levels not seen since 1846. Lynette George, a FEMA volunteer, found the elderly woman sitting outside. Immediately, George began to assess the damage but was unable to enroll her into the FEMA system due to connectivity issues. Fortunately, volunteers like George, a federal civilian at the Department of the Navy (DoN), raised their hands to deploy after this year’s hurricane season as a member of the Surge Capacity Force. The Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act mandated the creation of a Surge Capacity Force (SCF) that will be “capable of deploying rapidly and efficiently after activation to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, including catastrophic incidents.” George found out that soon after Hurricane Irma, the lady’s husband died. The hurricane destroyed most of her property and even her dog was missing. The only access to her home for five weeks was by boat; the long winding dirt road was impassable. “How could I possibly do 45 days of this?” George said. “It’s heart-wrenching and I started crying.” This was her first day in the community. Yet, she carried on. George, a finance manager for the Navy’s Office of Civilian Human Resources (OCHR) Operations Center Silverdale, has carried on for more than 35 years with the Department of the Navy. “My whole life has been volunteering – from Sunday school to managing a non-profit – it’s a lifetime passion for me because I’ve been blessed with a wonderful job and family,” George said. FEMA put out a call for volunteers shortly after hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria devastated the Southern U.S. and Puerto Rico in late August and September 2017. Like many of the almost 50 DoN volunteers, George arrived in Anniston,
Lynette George, a finance manager for the Navy’s Office of Civilian Human Resources-Operation Center Silverdale, checks on a hurricane survivor after she volunteered to do an interagency deployment with FEMA. Photo by Lynette George
Ala., for training with almost no idea of what this experience would entail. “Before I left, I had a feeling like I wasn’t coming back,” George said. “That I was going into a disaster area but it was something that I knew I needed to do. There was no hesitation on my part and I was prepared for the worst.” Even though she had spent four years on activeduty in the Navy, she never spent time on the ground in a conflict or disaster zone. “My family thought that I was crazy,” George said. After meeting fellow Navy employees during training, she deployed to Jacksonville, Fla. to work with a FEMA crew on a Disaster Survivor Assistant Team going door-to-door to ensure the survivors were safe and to help register people in the FEMA database. According to FEMA, the DSA mission is to build and sustain an expeditionary cadre to establish a timely presence in disaster impacted areas. DSA primarily focuses on addressing the needs of disproportionately impacted populations and disaster survivors. With the amount of damage caused in Bradford and Union counties, George and her team had their work cut out for them. Her supervisor, Tammy Johnson, director OCHR Silverdale, said George is no stranger to getting out in the community. “She has always been engaged in the giving com-
munity,” Johnson said. “She is the founder of the ‘Blue Star Banner’ program in Kitsap County, Washington – honoring those that served in the military. She routinely volunteers for other events such as ‘Wreaths Across America’ for those veterans we have lost. So, in my mind, George has always been an individual who is engaged and giving.” Johnson encouraged George as soon as she found out she was volunteering. Johnson said she knew George could make a difference by helping people and have an unforgettable life experience. “The FEMA surge deployment provided Lynette with increased appreciation for the things in her life – family, friends, shelter, to name a few,” Johnson said. “It is such an honor to work with a person so empathetic to others. She truly cares and tries her best to help others. She is a role model for us all.” George spent 45 days on a DSA crew using tablets and other mobile reporting tools to bring services directly to survivors who needed the most help. The technology registers survivors at home, work, shelters, hotels or wherever they may be. The Survivor Mobile Application Reporting Tool (SMART) uses mobile geo-tagging and photo-capable devices in the field to give FEMA leaders an instant picture of critical and emerging needs, as well as the overall pulse of impacted communities. Though some of the places George visited felt like they were conflict zones overseas, the people were extremely grateful even though they had lost so much. “People were positive and they had nothing. Yet they were so willing to help others and give and not take,” George said. “This was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever encountered. I thought we were going to get greeted by angry people but, instead, it renewed my faith in humanity.” A few weeks after George’s first day, she recognized one of the hurricane survivors at a FEMA community resource event. The elderly lady who lost her husband was able to make it to town to register. George said she was happy to see her getting assistance from FEMA, but her missing dog was nowhere in sight. “My goal is to write a letter to FEMA to help improve the process and help survivors even more,” George explained after she returned home. “I think I’m actually going to volunteer for the FEMA Reserves when I retire.” Though her family might still think that is crazy, George is determined to continue living a life of service.
February 9, 2018
‘Active shooter’ exercise in Bldg. 1811 SC/CS demonstrates readiness, response
uring the Navywide force protection exercise “Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield,” NAS Pensacola personnel demonstrated force readiness and the ability to prepare for – and defend against – any and all threats.
During security exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC-CS) 2018, the “perpetrator,” portrayed by MA2 Michael Vandergriff, holds “victim” Jenna Vaughn hostage at knifepoint. SC-CS is an annual Navywide training evolution designed to test responsiveness and readiness of base security forces. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock
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NASP Installation Mission Readiness Officer Trent Hathaway (right) discusses the Police Officer Tho Le responds to the security exercise at Bldg. 1811 with a red rubber plan of action for SC-CS with NASP Executive Officer, Cmdr. Michael Harbison training pistol pointed towards the perpetrator. Evaluators stand behind him to monitor (center) and NASP Public Affairs Officer Patrick Nichols. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock. the scene and note his actions. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock
“Active shooter” Vandergriff enters the room, armed Police Officer Tho Le simulates taking down the shooter. Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast personnel with a carbine and prepares to open fire on a training The training manikin behind Le represents a deceased examine the “gunman” and his “victim.” Photo by manikin. Photo by Ens. Lewis Aldridge victim. Photo by Ens. Lewis Aldridge Ens. Lewis Aldridge
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Navy, NASA complete recovery test Story, photo by MC3 Natalie Byers Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet SAN DIEGO, Calif. (NNS) – San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) successfully completed test recovery operations of NASA’s Orion test article, Jan. 23. The Underway Recovery Test-6 (URT-6) is part of a U.S. government interagency effort to safely retrieve the Orion crew module, which is capable of carrying humans into deep space. This marks the fourth completion of a URT aboard Anchorage. NASA engineers worked alongside Sailors from Anchorage, the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), Special Boat Team 12 and Navy divers from Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 to test recovery operations of the Orion test article. Tests were conducted in varying sea states, during the day and at night. “Our crew has actually been training for several months closely with NASA on everything from planning conferences to onsite training to be ready for the mission,” said Capt. Dennis Jacko, Anchorage commanding officer. “I think the ship and the crew are doing a great job for a historic tasking we have added to a very busy schedule as we prepare for deployment. Everybody stepped up and provided the best support with our NASA partners for a very successful test.” With their main role of conducting amphibious operations, San Antonioclass ships have unique capabilities that make them an ideal partner to support NASA’s mission. One of the more important capabilities is the ship’s ability to recover the test capsule using the ship’s well deck, which was designed to launch and recover amphibious craft. Anchorage also has the ability to carry and deploy multiple small boats to aid in the recovery process of the capsule and contains an advanced medical facility ideal for treating the returning astronauts.
Navy divers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 attach an inflatable ring to NASA’s Orion test vehicle to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23). Anchorage is underway to support NASA’s Orion spacecraft Underway Recovery Test 6 (URT-6).
URT-6 consisted of releasing the test capsule from the well deck, then carefully maneuvering the ship alongside the capsule at slow speed. Once the test article was far enough from the ship, the lines attaching the capsule to the ship were released. Then, divers attached a stabilization ring designed by NASA that would help in sustaining the astronauts in the capsule for up to three days. Divers then removed the collar, attached lines from the small boats to steady and guide the capsule toward Anchorage, where Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) would then assist in attaching lines from a NASAdesigned winch which then hauled the capsule into the well deck. “The whole recovery is a high risk evolution, especially when the capsule is being towed closely behind the ship, but NASA took our inputs and modified the equipment for this URT mission,” said Chief Petty Officer Beau Lontine, a Navy diver assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3. “There are so many things that could go wrong if just one person isn’t paying attention. We’ve conducted training with the hardware and rigging to allow
for a safe recovery of the capsule. It might seem like a basic recovery, but it is far from a simple evolution.” The tests allowed NASA and the Navy to continue to demonstrate and evaluate the recovery processes, procedures, hardware and personnel in real, open-ocean environment before conducting actual recovery operations. Also aboard Anchorage to observe the URT for the first time is NASA astronaut Stephen Bowen, who is also a retired Navy captain. “I’m very pleased with what I’ve seen so far,” Bowen said. “The reason you do this is to better understand. You realize you don’t have all the answers right now. There will be changes made; things are going to evolve, and they should get better over time.” URTs have been conducted since 2014 and will continue to be until NASA engineers believe the recovery process is without error. The next URT, URT-7, is scheduled to be on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Somerset (LPD 25) in October 2018 when NASA will conduct the validation and verification of the recovery hardware.
According to NASA’s Recovery Director Melissa Jones, future tests will ensure NASA and the Navy arrive at a safe and more efficient way to recover the capsule for an early 2020’s mission involving a flying crew. “Testing this week went very well,” Jones said. “We’ve actually shaved about 15 minutes off our timeline already with one run, which is important to us because when we recover crew, we have to get them out as quickly as possible.” The Orion spacecraft is designed to meet the evolving needs of our nation’s deep space exploration program for decades to come. It will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. For more news on USS Anchorage, visit www.navy.mil/local/LPD23/. For more news on Expeditionary Strike Group 3, visit www.navy.mil/local/esg3/. For more information about Orion, visit www.nasa.gov/orion.
February 9, 2018
NASWF recognizes Sailors of the Quarter By Ens. Caroline Ready NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Offices
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently selected its top Sailors for the first quarter of 2018. The Sailors were nominated by their departments and are rated on achievement, volunteer service, education and work performance by a panel of senior enlisted personnel. AB1 Stacey Eaton, AB2 Sarah Sanchez and AC3 Anita Finnerty were named as the Sailor of the Quarter (SoQ), Junior Sailor of the Quarter (JSoQ) and Blue Jacket of the Quarter (BJoQ), respectively. The Sailor of the Quarter and Blue Jacket of the Quarter programs were created to “recognize superior performance of enlisted personnel with emphasis on outstanding achievements, exemplary personal conduct and military bearing, and demonstrated initiative in the performance of duty” according to the OPNAVINST
1700.15B. Eaton, a departmental leading petty officer (LPO) of fire and emergency services, supervises, trains and mentors 85 Sailors from 10 different outlying fields in aircraft fire fighting and aircrew rescue procedures in support of Training Air Wing Five (TW5) and Training Air Wing Six (TW-6) flight operations. His team oversaw 360,000 mishap free flight operations and responded to 55 precautionary landings. Due to his leadership and professionalism, Eaton’s train-
AB1 Stacey Eaton
AB2 Sarah Sanchez
AC3 Anita Finnerty
ing contributed to the qualification of two fire inspectors, eight fire officers, five fire captains, seven emergency vehicle operations, one pumper operator and seven fire lieutenants, that ensured 100 percent mission readiness. Eaton actively seeks out and volunteers for collateral duty. As a Muster Team Organizer, he streamlined the recall process, led five departmental leaders and conducted six command recalls. He is an active role model for the youth in the community by becoming a facilitator in the AWANA program at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Eaton personally devoted 20 hours to the organiza-
tion, helping with the development of team building, family values and religious lessons for children ages four to seven. Eaton expressed the importance of incorporating oneself in the command and community as a way to become a better leader. “Mentoring and helping progress the careers and lives of junior Sailors is one of the best parts of my job,” Eaton said. “As a LPO, I am able to increase my knowledge in the administrative aspect of my rating and I get to work with the chain of command directly so I can assist in the success of junior Sailors and create a smooth, day-to-day operations tempo.” Sanchez, a fire captain at Navy Outlying Field (NOLF) Pace, managed six firefighters and one emergency vehicle in support of firefighting efforts during TW-5 and TW-6 combined 360,000 flight operations with zero mishaps. She is directly responsible for initiating and documenting 58 National Fire Incident Reporting System reports with 100 percent accuracy. Sanchez has been an active part of her community as a non-skating official for Emerald City Roller Derby League and as a constant volunteer with the Shepard House. She has dedicated more than 22
hours to help improve the community. Finnerty works as a radar and flight planning supervisor in the air operations department. During this time, she led two teams of four Sailors which led to the safe execution of 1,781 ground controlled approaches and the accurate processing of 46,750 flight plans. As a south ground controller, she ensured the quick and safe handling of more than 9,200 aircraft and vehicle ground movement operations. Finnerty helped TW-5 complete 21,251 mishap-free flight operations, resulting in 45 aviator qualifications. Finnerty also provided detailed training from a difficult syllabus resulting in 15 professional qualifications and five supervisor designations. She even devoted five volunteer hours to the set-up and breakdown of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Children’s Christmas Breakfast. “It’s always a pleasure to recognize our Sailors for their hard work and dedication to their jobs and to the mission,” NAS Whiting Field CMDCM Lee Stephens said. “Congratulations are in order for our newest selectees for Sailor of the Quarter, Junior Sailor of the Quarter and Blue Jacket of the Quarter.”
Smoke management conference at NASWF ... Representatives from NAS Whiting
Field (NASWF), NAS Pensacola and Eglin Air Force Base presented at the 32nd annual Marty Martin Smoke Management Conference. Multiple forestry-related agencies also attended. This annual conference enhances collaborative efforts between military installations and these organizations who prescribe controlled burns for forestry management.The goal of the conference is for these agencies to work collaboratively in support of each other’s missions while mitigating risks to flight operations. Photo by Ens. Nick Spaleny
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February 9, 2018
Military Notices PACPOA scholarship deadline
The Pensacola Area Chief Petty Officer Association (PACPOA) plans to award its second annual National Flight Academy scholarship for the 2018 season. The scholarship is open to seventh grade to 12th grade family members of all ranks of the military (active duty, retired and veterans) and first responders from any for the NAS Pensacola tenant commands as well as Naval Hospital Pensacola. NFA information and schedule can be found at www.nationalflightacademy.com. Request for an application and completed application can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is Feb. 28. The PACPOA will not cover any travel cost for applicants who do not live in the Pensacola area, but they are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed by board members and the winner will be announced March 5. Applications will be reviewed by board members and the winner will be announced Feb 4. For more information, e-mail AEC Jarred Scolari at jarred. email@example.com.
Military recognition ceremony
The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States invites the community to the annual Military Recognition Day luncheon and Margaret Flowers Civic Award Ceremony Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m. at Skopelos at the New World Landing with UWF Football Coach Pete Shinnick as guest speaker and WEAR-TV3’s Dan Shugart as emcee. The event will honor distinguished service men and women who have gone above and beyond in volunteer efforts in our local community and in their commands. Nominees are selected by their respective commands and final selection by an appointed committee of the Pensacola Council of the Navy League. The event seating sells out quickly each year. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP no later than Feb. 12 by calling 436-8552 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Seats and tickets are $15 each. Attire for civilians is business casual. For more details, contact the Pensacola Council Navy League office at 436-8552.
Onboard NASP Marine Corps family team building
L.I.N.K.S. is offering team building classes located at 211 Farrar Road, Building 3450 in the Commanding Officer conference room. Specific class
Partyline Submission You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Kaitlyn@ballingerpublishing.com. 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. dates and times will be tomororw, Feb. 10, April 28 and June 9 at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up for classes, contact Shanel Gainey at 452-9460 ext. 3012 or email Shanel.Gainey@usmc.mil.
Bridal event at NEX mall
Celebrate what your heart desires at the two-day Heart and Soul Bridal Event beginning today, Feb. 9 through tomorrow, Feb. 10 beginning 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. inside the NEX Mall entrance. Features of the event include Firestar Diamond Fantasy Trunk Show, bridal makeovers, complimentary jewelry cleaning and more. For more information, call 458-8811.
Around Town Freedom Foundation awards banquet
The Pensacola Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge has extended an invitation to the 34th annual awards banquet, scheduled Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Yacht Club located at 1897 Cypress Street. Tickets are $30 per person. Checks can be mailed to FFVF, Pensacola Chapter, P.O. Box 1012, Pensacola, FL 32591. For more information, contact Jackie Young at 438-4401.
Annual I Pink I Can Run scheduled
The 5th annual I Pink I Can Run will be held Feb. 24 at Flora-Bama starting with a 9 a.m. gun start. This run offers a great course, awards, food, music, after party and fun. Join in to show extra love for breast cancer survivors. All the proceeds from the event will go to the Keeping Abreast Foundations’ breast health programs and help individuals in the community receive screening
and diagnostic imaging services. To register, visit www.active.com/perdido-key-fl/ running/distance-running-races/5th-annual-i-pinki-can-run-2018?int=.
Free Scottish dance classes announced
It is back. Free Scottish dance classes will begin Feb. 11 and will be offered at the Dance Craft Dance Studio, 8618 Pensacola Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Classes will continue every Sunday after Feb. 11. No partner or experience is necessary. For more information, contact Holly Sherman at 607-9200.
Pensacola authors to hold signings
Southwest Branch Library will be hosting a local author signing. Dot Moore, author of books including Oracle of the Ages: Reflections on the Curious Life of Fortune Teller Mayhayley Lancaster will be holding signings and book discussions. Moore will be signing Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to the signings. Discussions are open to everyone. For more information, contact Cathy Ingram at 696-9609 or e-mail Cathy99@cox. net.
Family 5K and 10K invitation
The 12th annual Michele Hill Raider Run and Community Family Celebration will be held April 7 at 7:30 a.m. at Navarre Youth Sports Association, in Navarre, Florida. The race is an out and back 10K Run and a 5K Run/Walk. There will be a free kids run after the 10K/5K races. The race registration fee is $15 with discounts for active-duty and retired military, track club members and civil service employees. DJ Cool Ice Water will provide the finish line music. Jones and Company will perform a free concert after the race. Soul Sensation will provide live music on the race route. Creative Catering by Mark Whittlesay will be serving the best post-race meal. As always there will be many prizes at no additional charge to the race participants. For other race details visit the race registration website at www.raceentry.com/races/michele-hillraider-run/2018/register or contact Joe Hill, event director, at 582-2946
ESC annual dinner and auction
The Escambia Christian School (ESC) announces their 14th annual dinner and auction, themed “A Bid for Excellence,” will be held March 3 at the Gateway Church of Christ Family Life Center, address 245 Brent Lane. Doors will open at 4 p.m. for viewing items with dinner scheduled for 5 p.m. and the auction starting at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information or to donate items or services, call 433-8476.
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NAS Pensacola command’s Sailors of the Quarter; 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 enjoyed a 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 onefloat 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. — Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Mardi Gras happenings in the Pensacola area Local events on the 2018 Mardi Gras schedule include: • The Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Parade at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Feb. 9) in downtown Pensacola • Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras parade at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 10) in downtown Pensacola • Krewe of Wrecks Pensacola Beach Parade at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 For more information on Mardi Gras events in Pensacola, go to http:// pensacola mardi gras.com. For more information on Mardi Gras events at Pensacola Beach, go to www. pensacola beach mardigras.com.
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During previous Pensacola-area parades, (clockwise) costumed krewe members throw beads; beadbeggars and revelers. File photos by Janet Thomas (top) and Mike O’Connor
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Jokes & Groaners What King Cake REALLY means ...
Color Me: ‘Bead me!’
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 are 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 does not mean good luck ... unless you like picking up the tab for parties. The four seasons in Louisiana are crawfish, shrimp, crab and King Cake. Do not believe any recipe for King Cake that starts with “first you make a roux ...”
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NAS Pensacola command’s Sailors of the Quarter recognized From staff reports Photos by Ens. Lewis Aldridge
t an awards ceremony held Jan. 19 in Bldg. 1504, NAS Pensacola (NASP) recognized its Sailors of the Quarter (SoQ), first quarter of the fiscal year 2018. MA1 Jonathan C. Cox is NASP’s Senior Sailor of the Quarter. According to his citation, “Petty Officer Cox consistently performed his demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. “As watch commander, his leadership and dedication to the safety and security of one of the largest installations in the southeast region, ensured over 24k personnel were able to carryout their daily mission functions in direct support of training sailors for the fleet. “As assistant command fitness leader, he coordinated physical training events while introducing new and exciting workout challenges that helped to achieve a 97 percent pass
rate for 235 personnel. Additionally, his ability to successfully mentor and guide junior sailors contributed greatly to the efficiency of the security department and the command as a whole. Petty Officer Cox’s hard work and professionalism reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.” MA2 Evan C. Williams is NASP’s Sailor of the Quarter. Williams’ write-up states, “Petty Officer Williams consistently performed his demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. “As military working dog handler, his dedication
MA1 Jonathan C. Cox Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Senior Sailor of the Qtr.
MA2 Evan C. Williams Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Sailor of the Qtr.
AC3 Christian Klos-Dunn Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Junior Sailor of the Qtr.
MASN Justine E. Heil Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Blue Jacket of the Qtr.
to the safety and security of one of the largest installations in the southeast region, ensured the success of multiple events to include a presidential fly in and the 2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. His proven commitment was evidenced through his service as training coordinator, assistant command fitness leader, veterinarian liaison, and antiterrorism training team member. He has contributed greatly to the efficiency of the security department and the command as a whole. Petty Officer Williams’ hard work and professionalism reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
AC3 Christian A. Klos-Dunn is NASP’s Junior Sailor of the Quarter. Klos-Dunn “consistently performed his demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. Displaying exceptional professional growth, he rapidly earned his flight data and radar coordinator qualification thus increasing watchbill flexibility. His commitment to excellence enabled him to dedicate 422 live and simulated training hours on four positions, which resulted in three supervisor designations and nine controller qualifications during 15,922 mishap-free flight operations. “Additionally, he has
earned 12 college credits while attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Petty Officer KlosDunn’s hard work and professionalism reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.” MASN Justine E. Heil is NASP’s Blue Jacket of the Quarter. Heil was highlighted “for outstanding performance of duty while serving as gate sentry and patrolman, Security Department, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida from October to December 2017, resulting in her selection as Blue Jacket of the Quarter, first quarter, fiscal year 2018. Seaman
Apprentice Heil consistently performed her demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. “Displaying the professionalism and consistency of a seasoned petty officer, she continually exhibited an exceptionally high degree for security procedures as gate sentry and patrolman. A gifted team player, her enthusiasm and initiative have contributed greatly to the efficiency of the security department and the command as a whole. Seaman Heil’s hard work and professionalism reflected credit upon herself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”
GOSPORT Fleet and Family Support Center
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Parenting Toddlers: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. through March 19 (six Mondays). Learn about the development stages of toddlers and why they do what they do. Topics include appropriate discipline and toilet training. • Smooth Move: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14. Learn how to apply for a travel allowance, plan a relocation budget, and get helpful hints on personal property shipping and storage. • Kiddie Kraft: 10 a.m. to noon today (Feb. 9) at Lighthouse Terrace, #1 Price Ave. A fun way to increase your child's social development with a creative way to learn. Children will develop skills to improve eye and hand coordination. • Anger Control: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 (you must attend both sessions). Do you feel you get angry at the simplest things? Learn to get control your anger before it controls you. • Mov.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One hour of dedicated online walkthrough to set-up your account and make your move seamless. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is scheduled for March 7. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Imagination Station: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is Feb. 15. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • New spouse, Newcomer orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16. Meet other new military spouses, and gather informational materials. Workshop will help spouses prepare for their responsibilities and acquaint them with military and community resources. • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 21. Develop better communication skills and learn to
Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.
manage stress as a couple. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23. Emergencies come in many forms. Be prepared for your family. • Music & Movement: 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 at Lighthouse Terrace, No.1 Price Ave. A learning activity to enhance self-expression and socialization in children through dance with use of instruments.
SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 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,
• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. 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 offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a
NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. • CREDO Southeast Marriage Enrichment Retreat March 2-4 in Orange Beach, Ala. Reach new heights in your marriage. Topics Include: Love Languages, Personality Types, Communication Skills, Problem Solving & Goal Setting. To register , e-mail Ray Doss, CREDO Gulfport, Ray.doss.ctr @navy.mil Phone: (228) 8713504.
NAS Pensacola CREDO Detachment contact information: 452-2093 E-mail: Work: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities include: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO supports America’s service members by working to keep them connected to family, home and country. For more information, call 455-8280. • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www.USSALABAMA.com. • Meals on Wheels: Mission is to provide one hot nourishing meal per day, both in a congregate setting and to homebound clients. For more information, call 432-1475. Other volunteer opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Navy-Marine Corps relief Society (NMCRS) offers a range of volunteer opportunities for people with a variety of skills and interests. This is a great opportunity to get new skills and build your resume. • Administrative and communications support • Financial instruction for expectant parents • Front desk coverage • Financial assistance • Budget counseling Contact the Pensacola office at 452-2300.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Pensacon brings fandom fun
The Pensacon show floor during a previous Pensacon at the Pensacola Bay Center. This year, Pensacon will be held Feb. 23 through 25. File photo by Mike O’Connor
By Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport Staff Writer Pensacola’s largest pop culture convention Pensacon is back starting Feb. 23 through 25. The three-day convention will include panels and events for fans of comics, anime, scifi, horror, wrestling, gaming, cosplaying and fantasy universes. Celebrity rooms, panel discussion, an artist alley, a writer’s row and the dealer floor will be presented at the Pensacola Bay Center and Pensacola Grand Hotel, but themed parties and special events will be spread out in several downtown venues including the Rex Theatre, Pensacola Little Theatre and Pensacola Saenger Theatre. For a full
schedule and list of venues, visit www. pensacon.com. The Pensacola Grand Hotel will be open for gaming 24 hours a day during the convention. The costume contest will be held at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre Feb. 24 with doors open at 7 p.m. and the show scheduled for 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. More than 100 celebrity guests will be available to meet fans, take photographs and sign autographs. Guests with limited availability are marked on the guest page of the Pensacon website. This year, Pensacon will host a guided visualization meditation led by Virginia Hey Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Pensacola Grand Hotel. The
Pensacon Short Film Festival will be held throughout the weekend and is free to attend by anyone with a pass for the day of showing. Pensacon badge holders might want to take advantage of free trolley service to get around. As always, attendees should keep in mind that there is lim-
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola .com.
ited parking near the convention. The front parking lot at the Bay Center is reserved for VIP attendees, and the back parking lot is reserved for vendors, volunteers and the media. The surrounding parking lots and the lots throughout the city will be charging $10 to park. VIP experience passes are already sold out. The cost for a regular weekend pass ranges from $55 to $80 and one-day passes are $35 for Feb. 23, $45 for Feb. 24 and $40 for Feb. 25. One-day passes cannot be picked up in advance. Due to the number of guests, strollers are not allowed in the Bay Center during convention hours. For more information, call 432-0800 or visit www.pensacon. com.
A “Vader’s Fist” 501st Legion costumed member poses with attendees of a previous Pensacon at the Pensacola Bay Center. File photo by Mike O’Connor
C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY t c h a M o v i e
“Paddington 2” (PG) 5 p.m.
“The Post” (PG13) 2:30 p.m.
“The Greatest Showman” (PG) Noon
“Paddington 2” (PG) 5 p.m.
“Downsizing” (R) 7:30 p.m.
“Insidious: The Last Key” (PG13) 5 p.m.
“Paddington 2” (PG) 2:30 p.m.
“The Post” (PG13) 7:10 p.m.
“Downsizing” (R) 7:30 p.m.
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (PG13) 2D: 5 p.m.
“Pitch Perfect 3” (PG13) 5:30 p.m.
“Paddington 2” (PG) 12:30 p.m.
“Pitch Perfect 3” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.
“Jumaji: Welcome to the Jungle” (PG13) 2D: 7:30 p.m.
“The Post” (PG13) 5:30 p.m. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (PG13) 2D: 8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY “Paddington 2” (PG) 5 p.m. “All the Money in the World” (R) 7:10 p.m. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m. “Pitch Perfect 3” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.
“The Greatest Showman” (PG) 3 p.m. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (PG13) 2D: 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
“The Post” (PG13) 1 p.m. “Downsizing” (R) 3:30 p.m. “All the Money in the World” (R) 6:30 p.m.
Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portisde Cinema is closed on Monday. Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola. com
THURSDAY “Insidious: The Last Key” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Downsizing” (R) 7:10 p.m. “The Greatest Showman” (PG) 5:10 p.m. “The Post” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.
February 9, 2018
• One on One Swim Lessons: The Mustin Beach Club pool is offering one-on-one swimming lessons six days a week, excluding Wednesday, with a flexible schedule. Price is $15 for every 30 minutes. All ages and skill levels are welcome to sign up. For more information, call 452-9429. • Seabreeze Jazz Festival: MWR has Try this tickets to the 20th annual Seabreeze • Frozen Winter Jazz Festival to be Wonderland: Are hosted at the Aaron you ready for snowBessant Park Amphi- fall in Pensacola? theater at Pier Park, Come out to the FroPanama City Beach, zen Winter WonderApril 18 through 22. land Feb. 24, from Tickets are available 11 a.m. through 3 through NASP Tick- p.m. at the old hosets and Travel. Three pital grounds onday passes are $173 board NAS Pensacand four day passes ola across from the are $216. For a full list Mustin Beach Club. of prices, visit NASP There will be downTickets and Travel or hill sledding, activities, games and call 452-6354. •Backpacking Over- prizes. This event is night Trips: There will free and open to all. be an overnight back- For more informapacking trip March tion, call 452-3806. 9 through 11 in the Sipsey Wilderness, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or shine. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. Backpacking 101 Skills Course is a prerequisite for all NAS Pensacola backpacking trips. For more information, call 281-5489 or 452-6354. • Cosmic Bowling: NASP Corry Station Bowling Center is hosting special holiday Cosmic Bowling Feb. 10 and Feb. 13. Feb. 10 will be Valentine bowling and Feb. 13 will be Fat Tuesday bowling. Times are both starting at 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and are $11 per bowler and $5 for children ages 6 and under. For more information, call 452-6380. • Karate class: Shotokan Karate classes are $20 per month at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, for active duty and family members ($22 for DoD). For more information call 452-7810, 452-7813 or 291-0940. • Travel Expo: Spring and summer breaks are just around the corner. Find your next travel destination at the Travel Expo today, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m at the Mustin Beach Club. Do not miss your chance to win great door prizes. For more information, call 452-6354. • Valentine’s Day: MWR has something for you this Valentine’s Day. Check out MWR’s Valentine’s Day special massage therapy packages at Radford Fitness Center, come out for the Gym to Gym Heart Awareness 5k or burn away your resentment at the Anti-Valentine’s Day Spin Class. For more information, call 452-6354.
Liberty Activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com.
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