Naval Hospital Pensacola to hold Health Services Consumer Council meeting Feb. 21 ... Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will be hosting a Health Services Consumer Council meeting Feb. 21 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Mustin Beach Club’s Bay Room onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The purpose of this forum, which is open to everyone, is to share information that will help the hospital better assist customers and inform them of any changes that may affect beneficiaries and the military health care community. Some of the topics that will be covered include nutrition, TRICARE Online and recent changes to prescription co-pay charges. For more information, call NHP at 505-6601.
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NAS Pensacola to conduct Citadel Shield 2013 (CS13) From NASP PAO
Onboard USNS Spearhead ... (above) Douglas D. Casavant (right), captain of USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), explains the vessel’s control panels to Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) service members during a Feb. 5 tour of the ship at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The first ship in the Spearhead-class joint high speed vessel line, Spearhead’s configuration allows a rapid refit with various equipment for a variety of non-combat missions, such as transporting troops or equipment. Photo by MC1 Bruce Cummins (Inset) Spearhead uses its steerable water jets to move away from the pier – sideways. Photo by Harry White
Exercise Citadel Shield 2013 (CS13) is a force protection exercise conducted by Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all CONUS Navy installations from Feb. 19 to March 1. The exercise was developed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security personnel. The goal is to establish a learning environment for security personnel to exercise functional plans and operational capabilities. Exercise CS13 is an annual exercise and not a response to any specific threat. CS13 is designed to exercise and evaluate anti-terrorism command and control in the USNORTHCOM area of responsibility (AOR) in response to terrorist activity indications and warnings or actual event. Though specifics of the exercise cannot be revealed, this year’s exercise will provide a stern test for security forces, but will have very little impact on the base population. Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will also participate in this exercise with NAS Pensacola Feb. 20. Despite participating in the exercise, the hospital will be operating as normal and patient care will not be affected. At the hospital, do not be alarmed if you hear alerts or see staff wearing protective gear.
Phone upgrades call for new dial plan By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Telephone switch services are about to get an update aboard NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, NASP Saufley Field and NAS Whiting Field. The changes will include a new dialing protocol and base telephone services could be out of commission for several hours during the switch upgrades, according to Alethia Brewer, Pensacola Division Manager for Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Jacksonville. Information about the upcoming changes was distributed at a Feb. 6 meeting of the Base Communications Control Board (BCCB) at NAS Pensacola. The new dial plan will take effect Feb. 23 for NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and NASP Saufley Field and March 2 for NAS Whiting Field.
NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and NASP Saufley Field’s telephone switch upgrades are scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Feb. 23 and are estimated to take approximately 11 hours. The base telephone switches will be out of service during this time period. People will not be able to dial in or out from any 452-XXXX numbers until the switch upgrades are completed. NAS Whiting Field’s telephone switch upgrade is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. March 2 and is expected to take approximately eight hours. The base telephone switches will be out of service during this time period. People will not be able to dial in or out from any (850) 623-XXXX or (850) 665-XXXX numbers until the switch upgrades are completed. For emergency services during these time periods, base personnel will need to use cell phones. Brewer said the current
telephone switches provide service to approximately 10,000 customers and upgrades that are being made conform to Navy standards. The telephone switch equipment and software is being
updated from late 1980s technology (parts are not available for repair) to the new off-the-shelf version, she said. The dial plan changes for all bases are as follows:
The five-digit phone dialing option will no longer be available. You will need to dial the complete seven-digit number for any phone with a 452/623/665 exchange after the new switch
upgrades are completed. All alarms that call someone via 452/623/665 numbers will have to be reprogrammed to dial seven digits. Speed dial
See Dial plan on page 2
African American History Month: Event at NEX today; NASP program Feb. 21 From NEX, staff reports
In celebration of African American History Month, Navy Exchange (NEX) Mall is presenting its Third Annual Black History Month Event today, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. inside the front mall entrance. The Pensacola NEX has partnered with the African-American Heritage Society (AAHS), the Gumbo Gallery and various local artists and performers for this year’s celebration. NAS Pensacola’s Diversity Heritage Committee is hosting a program Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. in the NASC auditorium (Bldg. 633). This year’s theme is, At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington. Capt. Willie Billingslea, commander, Training Air Wing Six, will be guest speaker. All hands are invited to attend. At today’s NEX event, seven authors, including Charlie Davis, Jack Beverly, Dr. Rosalind Fisher,
See AA Month events on page 2
Civil War history brought to life at NASC for African American History Month ... Service members onboard NAS Pensacola attended a lecture on African American Soldiers and Sailors in the Civil War Feb. 11 by historian retired Lt. Col. Bernie Siler. The presentation, at Naval Aviation Schools Command auditorium, was to a standing-room-only crowd of service members and command leadership. African Americans were allowed entry into the U.S. Navy before they were able to enlist in the Army, Siler pointed out. “It turned out to be a positive thing,” he said, “because some of the Navy battles were successful earlier in the war whereas the Army battles were not.” Photo by Mike O’Connor
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February 15, 2013
Naval hospital first choice for veterans By Jason J. Bortz NHP PAO
Veterans in the Pensacola region are now being encouraged to use Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) for emergencies and inpatient care. Utilizing these services can not only reduce fee costs for patients, but will allow veterans to receive care in the local area. According to Dennis Stoops, NHP business sharing coordinator, there were approximately 1,300 emergency visits by veterans in Escambia County to other hospitals. Veterans enrolled with the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC) will now be encouraged to use the emergency room at NHP. To receive emergency room services at NHP, veterans need to be eligible and enrolled for VA health care. There are some services that the hospital’s emergency Dial plan from page 1
numbers that were programmed to a button on phones will need to be reprogrammed to dial all seven digits if it was going to an on base number. If speed dial button numbers on phones were programmed to dial local off base, they will need to be programmed to dial 99 and the seven digit number instead of nine and the seven digit number. If speed dial button numbers on phones were programmed to dial a long distance number, they will need to dial 98 and then the 10-digit number. In order to access the governmentowned Defense Switched Network (DNS), the customers will need to dial 94 as an access code instead of the previous 88. DoD customers trying to dial NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and NASP Saufley Field DSN must now dial 459-XXXX instead of 922-XXXX. If you have questions or concerns, contact your command’s telephone liaison officer. An information sheet distributed to the liaison officers provides more in depth information on the new dialing procedures.
Steve Gebhart, a U.S. Army veteran and a Veterans Affairs volunteer at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC), is pleased to hear the news that veterans in the Pensacola region are now being encouraged to use Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) for emergencies and inpatient care. The ability for veterans to use NHP is not a new agreement between the local VA Clinic and the hospital, but encouraging veterans to use the hospital will benefit everyone. Photo by Thomas Coffelt
room cannot perform such as cardiac, neurosurgery and psychiatric emergencies. If a patient is not able to reach another hospital for these emergencies, the naval
hospital can assist patients and transfer them as needed. The VA clinic will also begin referring patients to the naval hospital for inpatient care.
Previously, patients were referred to Biloxi, Miss., which required significant travel for patients and their families in the local area. Veterans will now be able to receive
excellent medical services in the local Pensacola area without the hardship of traveling out of state. “I’m extremely delighted to partner with the naval hospital to bring these vital emergency room and inpatient services closer to where veterans live in the Pensacola area,” said Anthony Dawson, VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System director. “Both VA and the Navy are committed to providing the best care anywhere to our nation’s heroes, and this partnership serves as another example of giving back to the individuals who have sacrificed so much for our country.” The ability for veterans to use the naval hospital is not a new agreement between the local VA clinic and the hospital, but encouraging veterans to use the hospital will benefit everyone. Veterans will have an award-winning medical facility for inpatient and
emergency care; the VA will have the trust and confidence that the veterans it serves are receiving top-notch medical care; and the naval hospital will have the pleasure of caring for those who have served our great nation. “This is an opportunity for the local VA and Naval Hospital Pensacola to mutually support and improve access and quality of health care for the large population of veterans residing in the Pensacola area,” said Capt. Maureen Padden, commanding officer, NHP. “We have a one team, one fight commitment to care for our veterans here with the VA and the needs of our patients and their families should come first.” For additional information or questions, please contact the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s Joint Ambulatory Care Center at 912-2000 or Naval Hospital Pensacola at 505-6601.
Here is a quick review of the new dialing plan: • On base: Seven-digit on-base or DSN telephone number. • Local area: 99+seven-digit number. • FTS long distance: 98+1+10-digit telephone number. • FTS long distance international: 98+011+country code+city code+local telephone number. • DSN CONUS: 94+seven-digit DSN telephone number. • DSN OCONUS: 94+10-digit DSN telephone number. • Toll free: 99+1+10-digit toll free number. • Emergency: 911.
Gulf Coast tradition of ʻFat Tuesdayʼ observed onboard NASP ... Rear Adm. Don Quinn (left), commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), presents NETC’s Mardi Gras court to NETC staff during NETC’s first Mardi Gras celebration Feb. 12. (left-right) Rear Adm. Quinn, D.J. Leavens, Greg Stewart and Cmdr. Don Kobiec. Photo by Steve Vanderwerff
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Area chiefs take a cold water plunge for charity ʻGoatfloatʼ ... Wounded Warrior Project was the recipient of a recent charity effort by local chief petty officers. Photo by Jennifer Hathaway For story and photo, see page A4.
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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,
Ora Wills, Dr. Lusharon Wiley and Jim and Joan Henderson, will read various selections from the AAHS five-volume book series “When Black Folks Was Colored” to help bring true local stories to life. Sharon D. Cope, local African American cultural artist, will display her various art pieces. Acclaimed international cultural artist and the owner of Gumbo Gallery, Sonja Griffin Evans, believes art should encourage and inspire as well as educate, preserve and empower our communities. She will have many of her paintings displayed and will be available for information regarding her artwork. For more information, call 458-8250.
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February 15, 2013
The agony of my diet defeat sparks a revolution Story and photo by Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
Lent has just started dand I’m already spent. It seems like just yesterday I was struggling with my New Years diet, then I was stuffing Super Bowl food in my face, followed by the obligatory splurge of Fat Tuesday, and now I’m expected to deprive myself of some desirable food item until Easter, when I will likely attempt to consume a pound each of ham, scalloped potatoes and chocolate. For yo-yo dieters like me, the cycle of self-sacrifice and reward doesn’t start the day after Fat Tuesday. Religious and secular holidays provide a yearlong timeline for our dysfunctional habits. But this year, I can’t hack it anymore. Enough is enough. “Don’t ever underestimate the rewards of yo-yo dieting,” my brother-in-law recently warned when I told him of my plan to finally quit a 30-year battle with 15 excess pounds. “Nothing feels as good as losing a few pounds, so why would you ever want to deprive yourself of this pleasure?” He has a point, but at age 43, dropping those few pounds seems more difficult than chewing my own arm off. Could it be that I’ve lost faith after years of watching myself fail on every diet? Or could it be that, at my age, I’ll never
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 19 years (and running). Her humor column, “The Meat and Potatoes of Life,” appears weekly in newspapers and on Stripes Military Moms, a website associated with Stars and Stripes newspaper. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. Molinari and her family are currently stationed at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla. look good in a bikini no matter how much weight I lose? Gravity, birthing three large babies and breast-feeding has taken its toll. For my middle-aged body,
losing weight is akin to removing potatoes from an old burlap sack. Not pretty. Or could it be that the laws of nature are written in stone, dictating that the human “animal” in all of us will slow down, hunt less, gather less? Our metabolism will gradually decelerate and our aging bodies will more efficiently store every calorie of every meal. But the animal in each of us no longer eats a meager diet of roots, berries and an occasional saber-tooth steak. Today, humans have a never-ending supply of tasty treats our cave-dwelling ancestors never imagined. Guacamole. Egg rolls. Lasagna. Doughnuts. Nature’s innocent wisdom has inadvertently dictated that today’s human gets old and fat. Oh, joy. Realizing this, do I prolong the futile battle to banish my bulge? There must be a better way. A way to stop the bingegain-guilt-deprive-fail-surrender-binge again routine that I know so well. It just doesn’t work. According to pop psychology, true contentment requires “loving” oneself as is – bumps, bulges, jiggles and all. But females like me who grew up in families with “weight issues” are doomed to a life of warped body image and preoc-
cupation with diet. Satisfaction with myself seems impossible, but worth a try. On a recent shopping trip, I experimented with this silly “self love.” Bearing all under the fluorescent lights of a dressing room has always been intolerable, so I routinely make the mistake of buying things off the rack without trying them on. This holds particularly true for bras, and I had a drawer full of ill-fitting ones to prove it. But a couple weeks ago in the lingerie department of a local store, I decided to abandon my grab-and-go methods and actually find something that fit. This necessarily involved staring myself down in a mirror under harsh lights, and I was ready for the challenge. What I discovered was that once I cram my mammories, back fat, and those puffy little armpit chicken fat thingies I’ll never get rid of into a bra, I’m actually a full cup size bigger than I previously thought. The benefit of facing myself in the dressing
room mirror was that I acquired new bras that actually fit, and I looked pretty darned good in them. Who knew? Do I now spend hours staring lovingly at myself in the mirror with a renewed sense of positive body image? Not even close. Nevertheless, I am encouraged that a little bit of realism and acceptance goes a long way in ending a deeply ingrained pattern of self-deprecation and yo-yo dieting. So this year, I am trying something new and revolutionary. I will eat when I am hungry. I will banish guilt. I will look at myself in the mirror. I will relax. I will be normal.
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February 15, 2013
Local Army units attend team-building workshop Story, photos by Lt. Col. Annmarie Daneker USACAPOC(A) Public Affairs Officer
e are a team.” These were the opening words of Brig. Gen. Mark McQueen, commanding general of the 350th Civil Affairs Command (CACOM), to the Soldiers attending a Company Commanders and First Sergeants Workshop held onboard NASP Jan. 25-27. “
The command group of the 350th CACOM hosted the workshop and in attendance were all of the commanders and first sergeants down to the company level. “It’s imperative that we operate as a team,” said McQueen. “That extends not only to our company commanders and first sergeants, but to every Soldier within the command.” Both general sessions and breakout sessions were scheduled on topics that are relevant to the success of a command, from logistics and inventories to medical readiness and an understanding of how Southern Command fits into the command’s mission. There were also sessions on suicide prevention, understanding the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the new Officer Evaluation Reports and training rotations. Some of the officers in attendance are first-time command-
ers and the workshop was an opportunity to understand what is expected of them during their command time. “I think this information is very helpful and lets us know what level the CACOM wants us at and what standard to maintain,” said Capt. Michael Angeli, commander of Delta Company, 486th Civil Affairs Battalion. “The one main thing I’m going to take back is the vision of the (350th) CACOM,” he added. Sitting beside their commanders were the first sergeants, also looking for official guidance on the expectations of the 350th. “I think everyone walking away from this conference will have a consensus of how they want us to operate at the company level,” said 1st Sgt. Wayne Hattaway, first sergeant of Alpha Company, 426th Civil Affairs Battalion.
Brig. Gen. Mark McQueen, commanding general of the 350th Civil Affairs Command, gives opening remarks to the attendees at the Company Commanders and First Sergeants Workshop held onboard NASPJan. 25-27. Throughout the workshop, leaders down to the company level attended sessions on topics such as logistics, medical readiness and suicide prevention.
“If we don’t know what the mission is then we’ll never know how to function at our company,” he said. One topic stood out above the rest with Hattaway, one that he firmly believes in. “I hope the point is driven home about accountability,” he said. “It’s beaten up over and over again … and suicide prevention is a good example. If we don’t keep in touch with our Soldiers between battle assemblies, this is how we lose them to suicide or unsatisfactory participation.” Keeping Soldiers trained and ready is in the forefront of commanders’ plans, but with expected cuts, keeping Soldiers trained will become more difficult.
“I will remain very creative,” said Angeli. “I am already talking with my first sergeant and the local authorities and I’m going to get things set up, such as incident command teams and try to tie in with fire departments … and that’s all free,” he said. McQueen reinforced the “more with less” thought process. “My intent for this conference is to help our first line leaders be successful. We are not going to waste a moment throughout the next three days. We operate in a resource-constrained environment. I’m not worried about how many dollars are sent to the command … I’m worried about how we execute the dollars that are given
to us. And with that, that’s where I’ve given clear priority in training,” said McQueen. “Soldiers need to be able to ‘shoot, move, and communicate’ and be able to operate in their Civil Affairs operations,” he said. As commanders and first sergeants moved through the different sessions, the emphasis always came back to the original idea. “Within the 350th we are emphasizing the Army concept of ‘Team’,” said McQueen. “We are moving together in one direction, and that direction is to ensure that we have fully-trained and ready Soldiers answer the call,” he said.
Area chiefs take a dip for Wounded Warrior Project From ACCS(AW) Trent Hathaway and staff reports
On Feb. 3, while most people were preparing for Super Bowl Sunday, area chief petty officers braved the cold waters of the Intracostal Waterway for the fifth annual Goatfloat. “The Goatfloat is the Navy chief’s version of the polar bear dip,” said ACCS(AW) Trent Hathaway, coordinator for this year’s event. The Pensacola area Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) hosted the event to raise funds and awareness for Wounded Warrior Project. The story behind the Goatfloat is simple. “Five years ago my wife, Jennifer, and I were talking about some other ideas to get the chiefs together and also contribute to different charitable organizations,” Hathaway said. “We came up
Participants line up for a dash into the chilly Intracoastal Waterway for the fifth annual Goatfloat Feb. 3. Photo by Jennifer Hathaway
with the Goatfloat. So each year, the group meets up on the beach behind the Lighthouse Point Chiefs Club and jumps in.” For the last two years the CPOA has been donating the proceeds to the Special Operations Warrior Fund out of Eglin Air Force Base, but after seeing information and stories on what the
Wounded Warrior Project has been doing across the country and locally in Pensacola, the group decided to make Wounded Warrior Project the goal this year. “This year, officially there were 32 registered, but we had a few extra come to the event and had a great time and it was a great day for it,” Hathaway noted.
The Goatfloat was followed by the Pensacola Area CPOA’s annual Super Bowl party. For more information on the Wounded Warrior Project, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org. For more on the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, visit www.specialops.org.
February 15, 2013
Navy Medicine Operational Training Center awarded NAS Pensacola Captain’s Cup From NMOTC PAO
Service members attached to the U.S. Navy’s premier recognized global leader in operational medical and aviation survival training were awarded the 2012 Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Captain’s Cup Championship Trophy during a ceremony Jan. 25 at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) auditorium. Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) Commanding Officer Capt. James Norton received the award from NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Plummer during the presentation. The Captain’s Cup is a series of command teams, individual sporting events, leagues and tournaments held aboard NAS Pensacola. Participants receive points for taking part in various events as well as points for the order in which they finish. Points are totaled at the end of the calendar year with NMOTC totaling 543 points, narrowly winning over NAS Pensacola-based Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit (NORU). NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports Coordinator John Russo said that while the nature of the Captain’s Cup remains competitive, the concept of command sporting contests reinforces the idea of the commonalities service members share. “The Captain’s Cup program is important because it gives men and women in the military something to help break the grind of their everyday work,” he said. “This allows them to participate with their shipmates in enjoyable but competitive sports, and with 24 sports to choose from, most people on base identify with certain sports and participate.” NASP Captain’s Cup Sports for 2012 included basketball, swimming, softball, flag football, soccer, tennis, golf, bowling, billiards, darts and a paintball tournament. NMOTC Captain’s Cup coordinator and Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Pensacola instructor PR2(AW) Chad Kwiatkowski – a participant in 21 of the NAS Pensacola Captain’s Cup’s 24 events – said receiving the Captain’s Cup trophy showcased the willingness of NMOTC personnel to participate in numerous activities. “I’m a strong believer that winning the cup was an all hands evolution,” he said. “Participation for Captain’s
Captain’s Cup winners: front row (left to right) HM3 Chad Ford, HM3 Jack Barnard, PR2 Chad Kwiatkowski, HM2 Anthony Bartolini, Capt. Charles Reese; back row HM2 Michael Ramirez, HN Michael Moses, HM1 Kenneth Burrell, HM2 Lindell Nillo, HN Manuel Peral, HN Bobbie Bartin, HM2 Erin Price; middle row (kneeling) HM1 Robert Harbaugh, HN Leland Brown. Photo by Billy Enfinger
Cup is extremely important for our command because it brings our Sailors together and makes us stronger. Not only do our Sailors get to be involved in something, but it brings our families closer together.” While there is no prize – save bragging rights by the winning command – the trophy is displayed at the winning command throughout the year and returned to MWR sports at the end of the Captain’s Cup season for presentation to the next winner. However, if a command wins the trophy three years in a row, they’re permitted to keep the award. Norton said the efforts of Kwiatkowski and NMOTC Captain’s Cup assistant coordinator HM2(FMF) Anthony Bartolini are indicative of the continued efforts NMOTC staff employ. “What these Sailors organized is truly outstanding, and to have it result in being recognized as the winning command on a base as large as NAS Pensacola really shows the amount of work, dedication and perseverance they put forth,” he said. “These Sailors – and the dozens of
others who work every day at jobs which are critical to the naval aviation mission – found a way to involve the command in a fun and challenging series of events, and I couldn’t be more proud of these young men and the whole of NMOTC.” NMOTC, the recognized global leader in operational medical and aviation survival training, reports to Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC), which manages Navy medicine’s formal enlisted and officer education and training programs, medical operational training for medical and medical support personnel deploying worldwide, and training that prepares aviators and flight crews to survive in land and water mishaps. NMOTC and NMETC are all part of the Navy medicine team, a global health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide high-quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Navy medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield.
February 15, 2013
NAS Whiting Field switching to 911 as emergency number By Jay Cope NASWF PAO
Calling for emergency services at Naval Air Station Whiting Field switched to a new number Feb. 7, yet the dialing will retain an eminently familiar feel. Emergency dispatchers on base are now able to respond to 911 calls dialed from on-base phones instead of the 623-7333 or 7444 numbers that have been used in the past. Dialing 911 for help during an emergency is old hat offbase, but due to incompatibilities in phone service, was not instituted on-base until last week. The initiative is one step toward the eventual regionalization of emergency dispatch, which will assume control over NAS Whiting Field services beginning around March 12. Anyone who needs to report an emergency from a government phone on board NAS Whiting Field should simply
dial 911 as opposed to 6237333/7444 to reach NASWF emergency dispatch. For a period of time, 623-7333/7444
Beginning Feb. 7 ... Anyone who needs to report an emergency from a government phone onboard NAS Whiting Field should simply dial 911 as opposed to 6237333/7444 to reach NASWF emergency dispatch. will automatically roll-over to 911 at NAS Whiting Field Emergency Dispatch Center. It
isn’t a shift that should be too difficult to make, but according to Rick Morfeld, NAS Whiting Field’s emergency manager, for emergency service planning, it is a significant one. “911 is now the emergency number people need to call, just like out in town,” Morfeld stated. “It is imperative that we all adapt to the new system. Keeping that number in the forefront for an emergency is vitally important.” This change will not affect calls made from cell phones on base. 911 calls from cell phones will go to Santa Rosa County Emergency Dispatch, who will reroute it back to the base. After March 12, calls to 911
will be routed to the emergency dispatch team at Commander Navy Region Southeast in Jacksonville, who will route emergency services from their response center. According to Tom Fasanello, CNRSE dispatch manager, the switch will help standardize the system. “Previously, each installation had its own dispatch center to respond to 911 and emergency service requests,” he stated for a previous news story. “Additionally, the emergency numbers were not necessarily 911, depending on the location. As part of the RDC consolidation, a completely new 911 telephone routing system is being deployed.”
Now that the routing system is in place to enable 911, NAS Whiting Field will join much of the rest of the region in the consolidation of emergency response dispatch services. In addition to enabling the use of the familiar 911 dialing, the effort will help streamline manpower needs and cut costs as fewer dispatchers are needed across the various regions’ installations. This is all part of a long-term cost cutting effort that is about five years in the making. Southeast Region was the final Navy region to begin the standardization process and should complete their switchover in August 2013. “Once we roll over to the regionalized system, there will be no local dispatchers. It will all be handled by the region. Since most people don’t have regular contact with emergency services, for most of the base, the transition should be transparent,” Morfeld said.
Travel expo comes to NASWF March 1 By Jay Cope NASWF PAO
More than 20 vendors from across the region will descend on Naval Air Station Whiting Field March 1 to bring the best, most exciting and exotic in travel opportunities to members of the Whiting Field community. The Amazing World of Travel Expo will provide three hours of opportunities for discounts, travel information and door prizes in the base Atrium. This is the first time the expo has come to NAS Whiting Field, although similar events have been running for more than 15 years at other area bases. Information Tickets and Travel Director Marcy Allen has been trying to get the travel show scheduled for several years, but the available dates wouldn’t work. This year, even with a late date change, the schedule worked out, and she is look-
ing forward to providing the base team members a great educational opportunity. “This is a travel show that will be informative and fun. It is a great chance for base personnel to speak with different travel establishments all in one place,” she said. “Tourism, hotels, activities and other venues will be represented. It is a wonderful time to ask representatives about new events, what they have to offer, various specials and more.” According to Allen, the hard part was getting on the schedule. Now that the base is part of the rotation, the travel expo should come to the NAS Whiting Field every year. Given the geographic location of the base, many of the vendors will be Central Florida oriented, but vendors from other states in the area, including Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia, will be on hand as well as some national travel companies. Participants will include companies such as:
Sandals Resorts, Carnival Cruise Lines, Universal, Busch Gardens, Emerald Coast Tours, Wonderworks and many more. To encourage interaction between the vendors and the guests, ITT is designing some aircraft themed passports that need to be signed or stamped by each agency. Once the passports are complete, the passport will be dropped in the box for drawings upon completion of the expo. Most of the attending travel companies are supplying gifts for the door prizes and they will include gift baskets, tickets, vouchers and free hotel stays. There may even be some spontaneous prizes given away throughout the event. Allen and her co-worker in the ITT office, Cynthia Meyers, have been working for several months to make this event happen, and they are excited at the prospect of supporting this event to benefit the base populace. “We are really looking forward to bringing an awareness to Whiting Field about travel opportunities and the services that ITT provides. It’s going to be well worth the effort,” Allen emphasized.
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February 15, 2013
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 5 p.m. The store will reopen at the normal time, 8 a.m., Feb. 19. For more information, call 452-6880.
Enlisted Advancement Exams planned
The Education Services Office (ESO) of Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Pensacola will administer the Navywide 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. Candidates must wear the prescribed uniform of the day for their respective command and have their military ID to participate. No cellphones, watches, food, or beverages are permitted in the exam room. Candidates must verify and sign the worksheet by today, Feb. 15. The ESO, Bldg. 680, will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today, Feb. 15, for worksheet verification/signing. Special arrangements have been made for some of 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 the ESO to make arrangements. For additional information, contact the ESO at 4523617, option 8.
Fun run supports Special Olympics
A Special Olympics Mardi Gras 5K Fun Run and Walk is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 16, at the Osceola Golf Course, 300 Tonawanda Drive, off Mobile Highway. You can participate as an individual or with a team. Team can pick 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.
Drama group to present ‘Love Drunk’
Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grille and the Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre are teaming up for the second installment of the “Shakespeare & Champagne” series. The events are performed under a big top tent in Plaza de Luna. “Love Drunk” will feature a Valentine’s Day selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets and love scenes along with some fun banter in honor of Mardi Gras. Shows are 7 p.m. today, Feb. 15, and tomorrow, Feb. 16, and a 4 p.m. matinee is scheduled for Feb. 17. Tickets range from $20 for students younger than 21 to $160 for a dinner and show package for two. Each show is limited to 100 tickets. Tickets are available at Jaco’s and at the entrance of the tent one hour prior to each show. You also can purchase tickets online at artonthebayfront.com.
School applications due by today
The deadline to apply to Brown-Barge Middle School is today, 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 at https://www.survey monkey.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.email@example.com.
General to speak at group’s meeting
Members of Chapter/Unit 566 Military Order of the Purple Hearts will meet at 11 a.m. tomorrow, 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, West Florida’s Army representative to the Secretary of the Army for retirees. He will speak about military growth in the region and about what is happening in today’s military. A meal sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary will be served after the meeting. For more information, call Eustice Shiver 7911175 or 994-3880.
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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.
Collectors to talk about coins Feb. 21
Members of the Pensacola Numismatic Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation about the hobby of coin collecting. A coin auction will be held after completion of the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For information, call Mark Cummings, 332-6491.
Rotarians teaming up to fight hunger
Budget for Baby classes scheduled
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is offering Budget for Baby classes. Classes are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 21 at NAS Pensacola and from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 in the atrium building at NAS Whiting Field. Classes focus on the financial implications of adding one or more new members to your family and provide information about programs and local resources that might help you minimize expenses. 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
Ombudsman training to be conducted
An Ombudsman Basic Training (OBT) Workshop is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 4 to 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 ombudsman 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.
Senior Follies scheduled for March
The Pensacola Senior Follies is presenting “Viva Las Vegas,” its 16th annual “Young at Heart” show, at the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at 7 p.m. March 15 and 2 p.m. March 16 and March 17. The studio is at 1000 College Blvd. at Pensacola State College. Local multi-talented seniors will perform in the musical extravaganza. Tickets are $12 and are available at Bayview Senior Center and West Escambia Senior Center. For more information, call 453-3016 or 417-7736.
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
Rotarians from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will join MANNA Food Pantries Feb. 23 for the Rotary Against Hunger. The service project will involve 13 Rotary clubs that have committed financial support and volunteer participation to create food packets for those in need. The result will be approximately 100,000 meals that the Combined Rotary of Pensacola (CROP) will donate to MANNA for distribution to 17 plus partner pantries in the two-county area. This is the second year for the Rotary Against Hunger project. Last year, more than 700 Rotary members and friends donated more than 1,200 hours to pack the meals. “Area Rotarians have raised over $25,000 for this project that will provide over 100,000 meals,” said said Buz Eddy, Rotary project chair. For more information, go to MannaFood Pantries.org or call 432-2053.
NMCRS golf tournament coming up
Pen Air Federal Credit Union will present the 13th annual Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Charity Golf Tournament March 22 at A.C. Read. Cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. Registration begins at 10:30 am, with lunch served at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Players can register online at bit.ly/NMCRSGolf Tournament. For more information, e-mail Melissa Dandridge at email@example.com or call 505-3200, ext. 3334.
Little Flower enrolling new students
Little Flower Catholic School, 6495 Lillian Highway, is enrolling new students for the 20132014 school year. The school offers pre-K through eighth-grade classes. Before- and after-school care is also available. For more information, call 4554851 or go to www.pensacolalfs.org.
March 23 dance event has ’70s theme
Dance Konnection Swingers has scheduled a ’70s Cabaret from 7 p.m. to midnight March 23 at the Corrine Jones Sander Beach Community Center, 913 South I St. Plans include a best-dress ’70s contest, but costumes are optional. Tickets are $20. Dance Konnection Swingers promotes the art of ballroom, swing and line dancing. For more information, call 748-9885 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club focused on Guam being formed
If you would like to socialize with others who have family or affiliations with Guam, efforts are in the works to form a Chamorro club in the Pensacola area. For more information, call or text Gregory Tenorio at 376-3186.
USS Lexington reunion announced
Former shipmates from the USS Lexington (CV16) are planning to gather for their annual reunion Sept 12-15 in Boston. All ship’s company, Marines, attached air wings and families are welcome. For more information, contact Bob DiMonte by phone at 492-3483 or be e-mail at bob email@example.com.
Art festival scheduled in Gulf Breeze
The City of Gulf Breeze and Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. (GBAI) will present the 19th annual Gulf Breeze Celebrate the Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 in the parking lot of Gulf Breeze High School. Admission is free. For more information go to www.gulf breezearts.com.
Dogwood Dash on track for March 23
The 25th annual Dogwood Dash, a 5K race and one-mile fun run, is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. March 23. Participants will receive a race shirt with their packets and a pancake breakfast after the race. Applications are available at St. Joseph Church, 140 West Government St., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $20 for adults, $12 for children (postmarked by March 16). The registration fee will be $22 after March 16 and $25 on the day of race. For more information, call the school at 436-6461, ext. 10, or Ted or Grace Ruckstuhl at 438-4322.
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Onboard USNS Spearhead with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets; See page B2 Spotlight
Navy celebrates 2013 African American/Black History Month By Ens. Amber Lynn Daniel Diversity and Inclusion Public Affairs
ASHINGTON (NNS) – As announced by NavAdmin 009/13 released Jan. 16, the Navy joins the nation in celebrating the vibrant history and culture of African American and Black Sailors during African American/ Black History Month throughout the month of February. Established in 1926 as Negro History Week, President Gerald R. Ford expanded the celebration in 1976 to include the entire month of February. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme, “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.” African American Sailors have a legacy of honorable service in every major armed conflict since the Marine Capt. Vernice Armour, above, earned her wings in 2001; the Department of Defense acknowledged her Revolutionary War. African Americans continue to serve as the first female African American combat pilot in the military during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She completed with distinction, now comprising more than 17 percent of two tours in the Persian Gulf and after leaving the Marine Corps, she became an international motivational the active duty Navy total force end-strength. speaker. Photo from marines.dodlive.mil Striving for equality at home and blazing a trail for future African American Sailors, Wesley A. Brown Master Chief in March 2013. became the first African American graduate of the United Sailors and their commands are encouraged to use this States Naval Academy in 1949, joining the Navy’s Civil month to celebrate and recognize the exceptional and disEngineer Corps and retiring at the rank of lieutenant com- tinctive contributions and the unique histories and culmander. He died May 22, 2012 after a distinguished tures that our African American shipmates bring to our career both in the Navy and in the civilFrom U.S. Fleet Forces tice through creative Navy. More information on the many ian workforce. Public Affairs endeavors. milestones achieved by African Edna Young, the first African “Vice Adm. Howard American Sailors and the history of the American woman to enlist in the regular LOS ANGELES is an inspiration for me African American Navy experience can Navy and later the first African (NNS) – The National and women of color be found at the Naval History and American woman to achieve the rank of Association for the across our country,” Heritage Command at http:// www.hischief petty officer also died in 2012. Advancement of said Roslyn M. Brock, tory. navy.mil/ special%20highlights/ Young was a World War II veteran who Colored People chairman of the africanAmerican/ African-hist.htm joined the Navy after the passage of the (NAACP) presented its NAACP National A full-color brochure on the history Women’s Armed Services Integration prestigious Chairman’s Board of Directors. of African Americans in the United Act July 7, 1948. Award to the U.S. “Her service and States Navy is also available for downIn 2012, Vice Adm. Michelle Navy’s first female achievements as a topload through the Naval History and Janine Howard became the first African American three- ranking officer in the Heritage Command link. African American woman to receive a star admiral Feb 1. U.S. Navy have paved A complete educational presentation, third star in flag rank within the Vice Adm. Michelle the way for girls and including a downloadable educational Department of Defense when she was NETC FORCE Janine Howard, deputy young women to know poster on African American/Black promoted Aug. 24. Howard is currently Master Chief (AW/SW) commander of U.S. their dreams can History month can be requested from serving as deputy commander for U.S. April D. Beldo Fleet Forces, was recog- become their reality.” the Defense Equal Opportunity Fleet Forces Command. This was not nized at the 44th Howard entered the Management Institute (DEOMI) by e-mail at deomiHoward’s first time in the Navy history books, however. NAACP Image Awards. Naval Academy in In 1999, she became the first African American woman email@example.com. The NAACP Image 1978, which was the More information on Navy diversity events, including to command a ship in the U.S. Navy when she took comAwards celebrates third class to accept the observance of African American/Black History mand of USS Rushmore (LSD 47). accomplishments of women. Upon graduaImmediately following this year’s celebration of Month, is available on the Navy Office of Diversity and people of color in the tion, she served on African American/Black History Month, Force Master Inclusion calendar at http:// www. public. navy.mil/ fields of television, numerous ships, and Chief April Beldo, currently the Naval Education and BUPERS-NPC/ SUPPORT/ DIVERSITY/ Pages/ music, literature and became the first African Training Command Force Master Chief, will make histo- Diversity Observances.aspx. film, and also honors American woman to For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel – ry as the Navy’s first female African American Fleet individuals or groups command a ship in the Master Chief. Beldo will become the Manpower, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, visit www.navy. who promote social jus- U.S. Navy. Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) Fleet mil/local/cnp-diversity/.
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Biography: Dr. Mae C. Jemison First African American woman in space Born Oct. 17, 1956, in Decatur, Ala., but considers Chicago, Ill., to be her hometown. Recreational interests include traveling, graphic arts, photography, sewing, skiing, collecting African art, languages (Russian, Swahili, Japanese) and weight training. She has an extensive dance and exercise background and is an avid reader. Jemison has a background in both engineering and medical research. She has worked in the areas of computer programming, printed wiring board materials, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, computer magnetic disc production and reproductive biology. Jemison was selected for the astronaut program in June 1987. She was the science mission specialist on STS-47 Spacelab-J (Sept. 12-20, 1992). STS-47 was a cooperative mission between the United States and Japan. The eight-day mission was accomplished in 127 orbits of the Earth and included 44 Japanese and U.S. life science and materials processing experiments. In completing her first space flight, Jemison logged 190 hours, 30 minutes, 23 seconds in space. Jemison left NASA in March 1993.
February 15, 2013
Naval Sea Cadets tour USNS Spearhead From U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Independence Division #087
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps (USNSCC) Independence Squadron had the honor of being the first official tour group of the USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during the
group’s January drill. The Spearhead was docked at NAS Pensacola and the unitʼs liaison, Cmdr. Sean OʼBrien, took advantage of the opportunity coinciding with monthly drill weekend and arranged a tour. USNS Spearhead, the Navy’s first joint highspeed vessel, is owned and
NHPʼs ʻProvider of the Quarterʼ ... Lt. Cmdr. John Callahan, a physician assistant with Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Naval Branch Health Clinic on NAS Pensacola, was recently named Provider of the Quarter, fourth quarter 2012, by the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). Callahan, from Tampa, was nominated based upon patient satisfaction surveys and by his peers. The PFAC works with members of the NHP staff to provide valuable feedback and personal insights on the patient care experience. The council is comprised of NHP personnel and beneficiaries from the Pensacola community, and the members help evaluate new programs, as well as propose changes to existing programs and patient education materials. Photo from NHP
operated by Military Sealift Command. The ship is designed for rapid, intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment. The cadets and staff were greeted by Capt. Douglas Casavant Jr. and First Mate Patrick Mullaney, who were looking forward to the opportunity to show off the shipʼs state-of-the-art technology and engineering. While the ship remained moored during the tour, it was easy to see how the ship gives you the feeling of “flying on water” when it is at sea. The cadets were divided by Navy League Cadets, ages 10-12, and Sea Cadets, ages 13-17, allowing the tours to be conducted at an age appropriate level. The tour of the ship was both educational and entertaining. The captain
USNSCC Independence Division tours the USNS Spearhead during Januaryʼs drill weekend.
and first mate shared as much as they could about the ship’s various missions that can be employed during both peace and war time, occasionally alluding to some other forms of
support the ship may supply, if needed. The cadets were obviously intrigued asking many questions and exploring all areas of the ship they were allowed to enter.
For more information about the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets and Independence Division, visit www. seacadets. org or contact the unit XO, J.D. Barrett, at 637-1348.
NYCP awards Kathy Champagne four star title From NYCP
The Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola (NYCP) had the pleasure of having Kathy Champagne serve as commodore for two consecutive years, 2011 and 2012. Commodore Champagne led NYCP’s effort in support of the successful conduct of the Navy’s Centennial of Naval Aviation, a joint effort of six Pensacola Bay yacht clubs. An initiative created solely by Champagne was the Wounded American Veterans Event, also known as WAVE
2012. The event which took place at Fort Walton Yacht Club was designed to give wounded veterans a “day on the bay” with their families. They were treated to sailing and boating activities and a complimentary lunch served by six yacht clubs that Champagne solicited for support. For these and other reasons, Champagne was selected to receive the Florida Commodores Association Four Star Commodores Award. Past Commodore Champagne was presented the award at NYCP’s Commodore’s Ball this past December at the Mustin Beach Club.
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February 15, 2013
Recently at the courthouse:
Courts-martial cases in the region From Navy Region Southeast
Courts-martial in Navy Region Southeast recently heard the following cases: At a General Court-Martial convened onboard NS Mayport, a lieutenant (junior grade) was found guilty of attempted wrongful sexual contact, violating a lawful general regulation by wrongfully engaging in sexual conduct with an E-3, and wrongful sexual contact. The military judge sentenced the accused to three months confinement, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and a dismissal. At a General Court-Martial convened onboard
NAS Jacksonville, a petty officer first class was found guilty of soliciting to transfer control of a minor with knowledge that the minor would engage in prostitution, traveling for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual conduct with a person believed to be a child after using a cell phone to solicit a person believed to be a custodian or guardian of a child to consent to the participation of the child in sexual conduct, and using a cell phone to solicit to transfer control of a minor with knowledge that, as a consequence of the transfer, the minor would engage in prostitution. The military judge sentenced the accused to 14 years confinement, total forfeiture of
all pay and allowances, reduction in rate to E-1 and a dishonorable discharge. At a General Court-Martial convened on board NAS Jacksonville, an Airman was found guilty of failure to obey a lawful order (three specifications) and assault consummated by a battery (three specifications). The military judge sentenced the accused to 18 months confinement, reduction in rate to E-1 and a bad conduct discharge. Courts-martial in Navy Region Southeast are tried with few exceptions at NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport and NAS Pensacola. Therefore, the location of where a court-martial described above was convened does not necessarily correlate to the command that convened the court-martial. Adjudged sentences may be modified by pre-trial agreement or clemency.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation 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.
A 1942 photograph shows members of the Semper Fidelis Club as they bid farewell to Marines in St. Paul, Minn. The photo is part of the “Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation” exhibit at the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum in Pensacola. Photo from the Minnesota Historical Society collection
‘Greatest Generation’ tells story From West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc.
Who speaks for the experiences of a generation? “Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation,” a new exhibit at the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, explores the life arc of the World War II generation as told in their own words. Decisively shaped by the Depression and World War II, members of this generation went on to make the “baby boom” and shape the economic boom of the postwar era. The exhibit draws on memories and oral histories gathered by the Minnesota Historical Society. It begins with the babies of the 1910s
Details • What: “Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation” continues through March 16. • When: T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, 330 South Jefferson St. • When: Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. • Cost: Free admission. • For more information: call 595-5990 or go to www.historicpensacola.org.
and 1920s, and then explores the human impact of events that marked major turning points in their lives, including the Depression, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, World War II, the rising awareness of civil rights. The diversity of memories featured in
the exhibit reveals a complex mix of real people who helped to shape the world that we live in today. West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc., a direct support organization of the University of West Florida, manages the T.T. Wentworth museum as well as Historic Pensacola Village and the Pensacola Children’s Museum. The exhibit was made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It was originally developed by the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, Minn., and adapted for touring by Mid-America Arts Alliance through NEH on the Road. For more information, visit www.maaa.org or www.nehontheroad.org.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Parental Guidance,” PG, 5 p.m.; “A Haunted House,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “Gangster Squad,” R, 9:15 p.m.; “Zero Dark Thirty,” R, 5:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
“Les Miserables,” PG-13, noon; “Texas Chainsaw” (3D), R, 3:15 p.m.; “Zero Dark Thirty,” R, 5:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; “Parental Guidance,” PG, 12:15 p.m.; “Gangster Squad,” R, 2:30 p.m.; “A Haunted House,” R, 5 p.m.; “Django Unchained,” R, 8 p.m.
“Jack Reacher,” PG-13, noon; “Silver Linings Playbook,” R, 2:45 p.m.; “A Haunted House,” R, 5:15 p.m.; “Gangster Squad,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “Les Miserables,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Zero Dark Thirty,” R, 3:30 p.m.; “Django Unchained,” R, 6:45 p.m.
Presidentsʼ Day holiday: “Parental Guidance,” PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Texas Chainsaw” (3D), R, 4:45 p.m.; “Zero Dark Thirty,” R, 6:45 p.m.; “This is 40,” R, 2:45 p.m.; “A Haunted House,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Gangster Squad,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Jack Reacher,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “A Haunted House,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Zero Dark Thirty,” R, 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY “Guilt Trip,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Silver Linings Playbook,” R, 7 p.m.; “Les Miserables,”
PG-13, 6 p.m.
“Jack Reacher,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Gangster Squad,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Zero Dark Thirty,” R, 6 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
• 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. Activities include snow sledding, penguin bowling, ice fishing, spider mountain, bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, coloring wall, face painting, air brush tattoos, jousting, prizes, games and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call 452-3981. • Aquatics: Activities at the indoor pool, Bldg. 3828, include swim lessons, lap swimming, water walking, aqua aerobics, swim team practice, water polo and lifeguard classes and certification. The pool is closed Wednesdays, holidays and the first weekend of each month. For more information, call 4529429. • 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. Open to all dependents of active-duty, retirees, reservist, DoD and contractors. For more information, call 452-2417. • Travel Expo: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at that National Naval Aviation Museum. The expo will feature information on travel and recreation destinations, representatives from cruise lines and 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. • Go bowling: The Corry Bowling Center, Building 3738, offers family bowling from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Adults, $2; 19 and younger, $1.50. Shoe rental $1.50. For more information, call 452-6380. • Youth sports: Spring soccer, T-ball and coach pitch registration continues through Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. For ages 4 to 14. $50 fee per child. There will be a coaches clinic March 22 at the Youth Sports Complex. Coaches and assistant coaches are always needed. For more information, call Brett Pelfrey at 4523810.
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 can help in everyday operations. There is a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Feb. 15, and tomorrow, Feb. 16, at the Navy Exchange, 5600 Highway 98. You can also give blood at the Pensacola blood centers at 2209 North Ninth Ave. and 1999 East Nine Mile
Worship schedule Road. For volunteer information, contact Jamie Hudson at 473-3853, ext. 132, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, go to www.nfbc blood.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: • Parenting: Zero to 2 years of age: A class to help prepare for the arrival of a baby is offered quarterly. Next class is 10 a.m. to noon March 13. To register, call 452-5609 or 4529022. • Anger control: 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 452-9022. • 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. • Peer to peer support group: Talk through issues that occur when you experience a traumatic (wartime) event. For service members and veterans. Meetings are from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. If you would like to attend, 452-5609 or 452-9022. • How to file your VA claim: All active-duty service members and veterans are welcome. AMVETS representative will conduct the classes from 10 a.m. to noon the last Thursday of each month. Classes are free. Seating is limited. Bring pen and paper. To register, call 452-5609 or 452-9022.
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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Homes for Rent
Newer 4/3 home, nonsmoking males only, 15 minutes to base, wifi, big screen TV, utilities included, laundry, 3m o n t h minimum stay, $375. 2914591
Frigidaire r e f r i g e r a t o r, side-by-side, white, 24 cubic feet, needs icemaker. Hafa Adai $250. 206C h a m o r r o s 1677 want to start a P e n s a c o l a 55” Toshiba C h a m o r r o s projector TV club to get $500 obo, together for e x c e l l e n t local fiestas. If c o n d i t i o n . interested, call 5,000 watt or text Gregory C o l e m a n at 376-3186 generator $300, excellent C o m p u t e r condition. 456repair. 10% 6853 m i l i t a r y WE discount. P a l a f o x COULD Computers. On-site repair, PUT PC or Macs. YOUR 332-5350
End tables, walnut, two r o u n d commode, 26 inches wide, 20 inches tall, $135 for both. 418-4614 or 944-8886
G r e e n sofa/loveseat, 456H e a t - s u r g e $350. e l e c t r i c 8909 fireplace with Hipoint 40 cal high/low pistol with 2 settings & clips, trigger remote control, guard and case. Amish mantle, $300, 910new condition, 2458 a must see; Motor $175. 341Trucks/Vans/ 2748 SUVs 1985 K-5 Blazer truck, 6” suspension lift w/3” body. Everything internal is new. M i c k e y Thompson 39.5X18.5X15 T e r r a Sand/Mud tires. 15X14 Weld Stone Crushers. $7,000. 832922-8257
2 / 2 . 5 townhome 15 minutes from N A S Pensacola. G a r a g e , fireplace, garden tub, w/d u n i t s . $850/month. 206-4465 2,445 sqft. 3/2 house for rent or sale in Milton. Great location, near I-10, privacy fence, 2-car garage, kitchen appliances. $1,100/month rent or $174,000 sale price. 7489369.
2008 16 feet Funfinder X160 Camper. Like new, sleeps five, n o n - s m o k e r, very clean, lots floor of extras. Open plan, 3/2 near Asking $8,700. backgate of 206-9211 NAS in Estates Emerald 2000 Dawson of CC 21’ boat Shores, end of 150HP Yamaha c u l - d e - s a c . OB $10,000 $1,100/month, obo. 261-0045 $1,000 deposit (neg). Oneyear lease or 1990 Sea Ray cabin cruiser, lease to own! 27 ft, 482 228-596-0455
Homes for Sale
Great 2/l bungalow on Bayou Chico, $99,900, one mile from Navy. 68 acres. H e a t i n g / a i r, tiled screened in porch, galley kitchen, fence y a r d , appliances included. MLS 4 3 8 0 6 9 . 454-4576
Pool with spa home for sale. Close to Whiting Field. 3 bed, 2 bath plus office, fenced, half a c r e Cottonwood, Apartment for 261-2368 rent, large 2/1 1/2 in quiet neighborhood Advertise furnished near NAS. $950 per in this month. 4925806 paper.
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February 15, 2013
February 15, 2013
Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola