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February 15, 2019
NETC announces Navy’s 2018 Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship award winners From Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs
Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced the Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship award winners for calendar year 2018 in NAVADMIN 028/19, recognizing 11 commands for their community service excellence. NETC serves as the award program flag sponsor and the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) manages the program. Winners are recognized for having the best overall community service programs teaching and encouraging individuals, especially youth, to lead active lives. “The Navy’s Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Award program promotes positive lifestyles through command partnerships with schools and communities,” Capt. Kertreck Brooks, NETPDC commanding officer said. “Every day, thousands of Sailors are out in the community, around the world, promoting health and
fitness by educating and setting a good example for kids to emulate. This program demonstrates the Navy’s commitment and support to our neighbors.” Part of the overall Navy Community Service Program (NCSP), the awards highlight Navy volunteers who visit schools and neighborhoods sharing information and giving practical training that focuses on nutrition, hygiene, mental health, disease prevention, leisure skills development, personal safety, drug demand reduction, sports and recreation. Examples of command-sponsored health, safety, and fitness events are the Special Olympics, the Great American Smokeout, safety and health fairs and the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) Community Leadership Award. According to Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, NETC commander, devoting time to improve health, safety, and fitness in the community demonstrates the commitment of our commands and sows the seeds of great rewards. “Community service is vital to fostering and maintaining relationships with our neighbors
Sailors stand watch in the Fleet Operations Center at the headquarters of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ U.S. 10th Fleet. U.S. Fleet Cyber Command serves as the Navy component command to U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Cyber Command. U.S. 10th Fleet is the operational arm of Fleet Cyber Command and executes its mission through a task force structure. Photo by MC1 Samuel Souvannason
in surrounding communities,” Cozad said. “Continuing partnerships and positive leadership makes a significant difference in the quality of lives for our Sailors and in those lives they
touch.” The 2018 Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Award winners by category are: Shore Command Category • Small Winner: Center for
Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit, Lemoore, Calif. • Medium Winner: Cryptologic Warfare Activity 66, Fort See Awards on page 2
NASP SAPR program seeking military Victim Advocates From NASP SAPR
The NAS Pensacola (NASP) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program is currently recruiting active-duty military members who desire to serve as Victim Advocates (VA) for the NASP’s SAPR team. The next VA class is April 8 through 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the NETC HRO Bldg. 680, Rm. 227. DoD requires all VA’s to be certified through the De-
fense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (DSAACP). Step One: The first step is for the VA candidate to be validated (background check) by their CO via the command SAPR POC. After the VA candidate is validated by the command and has a current clearance of NAC or above, the SAPR POC informs one of the SARCS who will provide a cur-
CIWT commissions new cryptologic warfare CWO By Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training
A senior chief cryptologic technician (collection) assigned to the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) was commissioned as a chief warrant officer (CWO) during a ceremony on CIWT’s quarterdeck onboard NAS Pensacola (NASP) Corry Station Feb. 1.
CWO2 Ernesto Gomez, a native of Groton, Ct., and raised in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, was selected for cryptologic warfare CWO. Navy CWOs are recognized experts who accomplish and lead Sailors in many of the fleet’s toughest jobs. Navy cryptologic warfare CWOs are the See CWO on page 2
Cmdr. Misty Hodgkins (left), a Navy information warfare officer assigned to the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), administers the oath of office to Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ernesto Gomez. Gomez, also assigned to CIWT, was commissioned as a chief warrant officer during a ceremony on CIWT’s quarterdeck onboard NASP Corry Station. Photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson
rent VA application packet to the VA candidate(s). Step Two: Personal interview with one of the SARC’s at NAS Pensacola, Jenna Vaughn or Lillie Johnson. Candidate must bring a completed VA registration packet, including a completed DD Form 2950 Page 10 (signed by the candidate’s supervisor and CO). (Note: this interview must
happen prior to attending VA class. The last day for packet/interview is April 4). Step Three: The next step is to complete successfully the required 40 hour SAPR Initial VA class. The next 40 hour VA class will be held April 8 to 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the NETC HRO Bldg. 680 Rm. 227. Any VA candidate who has not completed Steps one and two will not be allowed See SAPR VAs on page 2
NASP Notes ... Motorcycle Skills Fair March 8 ... A Motorcycle Skills Fair sponsored by NAS Pensacola will take place March 8 at the Radford Drive parking lot (seawall). All riders are welcome; stay as long as you wish. For more information, call Jane Bush at 452-8167. Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation accepting applications for annual scholarship program ... Applications are now being accepted for the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation scholarship program for the 2019/20 academic year. All residents living in Balfour Beatty Communities housing – including spouses and children – who are pursuing a degree are eligible to apply. The Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to supporting the post-secondary educational goals of residents who live in a Balfour Beatty community. More than 300 academic scholarships have been awarded to residents, including active duty service members and their dependents, since the program was established in 2009. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,500, with the potential for being larger for exceptional submissions. Achievements made by our applicants, both in academics and community participation, consistently inspire us every year. We’re honored to be able to assist them in their academic endeavors through our scholarship program. For more details regarding scholarship requirements and to complete an online application, visit the Foundation’s website, www.bbcommunitiesfoundation.org. Applications must be submitted no later than March 22.
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February 15, 2019
Final resting place of USS Hornet CV-8 located By Courtesy of Paul Allen/Vulcan Inc. & R/V Petrel https://www.navy.mil/submit/display. asp?story_id=108589
SEATTLE, Wash. (NNS) – Wreckage of the World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV 8) rests on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean around the Solomon Islands, 5,400 meters (nearly 17,500 feet) below the surface as discovered last month by the expedition crew of Paul G. Allen’s Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel. Hornet was best known for its part in the fateful Doolittle Raid that was launched in April of 1942, which was the first airborne attack of Japanese homeland targets including Tokyo. Led by U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Doolittle, all of the 16 B-25 planes that were launched from Hornet were unable to land at their designated airstrip in China, but the raid provided a boost to American morale, and put Japan on alert about our covert air capabilities. In June, Hornet was one of three American carriers that surprised and sunk four Japanese carriers at Midway, turning the tide of war in the Pacific. The ship was sunk during the exceptionally vicious Battle of Santa Cruz Island that started Oct. 25, 1943. Hornet proved an especially determined ship over the next 24 hours. Enduring a relentless, coordinated attack by Japanese dive-bombers and torpedo planes, her crew was ultimately forced to abandon the ship due to damage and resulting fires. She then defied American efforts
A file photo taken April 18, 1942 of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV 8) launching U.S. Army Air Forces B-25B bombers at the start of the Doolittle Raid, the first U.S. air raid on the Japanese home islands. U.S. Navy photo
to scuttle her with 16 torpedoes and 369 rounds of 5-inch shells. When Japanese forces approached shortly thereafter and fired four torpedoes from two Japanese destroyers late in the evening of Oct. 26, Hornet finally succumbed and slipped beneath the surface. She lost 111 Sailors from her crew of nearly 2,200. “With the loss of Hornet and serious damage to Enterprise, the Battle of Santa Cruz was a Japanese victory, but at an extremely high cost,” ret. Rear Adm. Samuel Cox, director of Naval History and Heritage Command said. “About half the Japanese aircraft engaged were shot down by greatly improved U.S. Navy anti-aircraft defenses. As a result, the Japanese carriers did not engage again in battle for almost another two years.” “Naval aviation came of age in World War II and American Sailors today continue to look to and draw inspiration from the fighting spirit of ships and crews like USS Hornet (CV 8),” Vice Chief of Na-
val Operations Adm. Bill Moran added. “Although her service was short-lived, it was meteoric. “In the dark days following the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, she and the Doolittle Raiders were the first Americans to punch back at Japan, giving hope to the nation and the world when things looked bleakest,” Moran said. “She was there when the American Navy turned the tide in the Pacific at the Battle of Midway, and she was there when America started the long drive to Tokyo in the Solomon Islands. Mortally wounded during the vicious campaign at Guadalcanal and abandoned after all attempts to save her failed, she was finally sent below by the Japanese destroyers Akigumo and Makigumo. “As America’s Navy once again takes to the sea in an uncertain world, Hornet’s discovery offers the American Sailor a timeless reminder of what courage, grit and commitment truly look like,” Mo-
ran continued. “We’d be wise as a nation to take a long, hard look. I’d also like to thank the crew of Petrel for their dedication in finding and honoring her sacrifice.” The discovery of Hornet was made during R/V Petrel’s first mission of 2019 after relocating from the Philippine Sea to the Solomon Islands to spend winter months in this arena. Operating out of Guadalcanal, the area is rich in history and prominence in terms of naval engagements. “We had Hornet on our list of WWII warships that we wanted to locate because of its place in history as an aircraft carrier that saw many pivotal moments in naval battles,” Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for Vulcan said. “Paul Allen was particularly interested in historically significant and capital ships, so this mission and discovery honor his legacy.” The 10-person expedition team on the 250-foot R/V Petrel was able to locate Hornet’s position by piecing together data from national and naval archives that included official deck logs and action reports from other ships engaged in the battle. Positions and sightings from nine other U.S. warships in the area were plotted on a chart to generate the starting point for the search grid. In the case of Hornet, she was discovered on the first dive mission of Petrel’s autonomous underwater vehicle, and confirmed by video footage from the remotely operated vehicle, both pieces of equipment rated to dive down to 6,000 meters.
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George G. Meade, Md. • Medium Honorable Mention: Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton, Fla. • Large Winner: Navy Information Operations Command Georgia, Fort Gordon, Ga. • Large Honorable Mention: Joint Base Pearl HarborHickam, Hawaii Overseas Category • Small Winner: Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Unit 1, Guam • Medium Honorable Mention: USS Germantown (LSD 42), Sasebo, Japan • Large Winner: U.S. Naval Hospital, Guam Sea Category • Medium Winner: Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23, San Diego, Calif. • Large Winner: USS Frank Cable (AS 40), Guam • Large Honorable Mention: U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Port Hueneme, Calif. The NCSP was launched in 1992 by then-Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Frank B. Kelso, with the goal of fostering and nurturing community ties with the Navy and promoting volunteerism, while developing better naval leaders through experience in the program. NCSP consists of five flagship award categories, including the Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship, Personal Excellence Partnership Flagship, Project Good Neighbor Flagship, Campaign Drug Free Flagship and Environmental Stewardship Flagship. In addition to managing the Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Award, NETPDC provides products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development and personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Voluntary Education Department, the Navy Advancement Center, and the Resources Management Department. Additional information about NETPDC can be found via https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/netpdc/Default.aspx. Get more information about the Navy from U.S. Navy Facebook or Twitter. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnet.
to attend class. Step Four: Once class is completed successfully the VA candidate then applies to receive his/her DSAACP certification by completing DD Form 2950/Mar 2015 in its entirety. After application is fully completed and signed by VA candidate’s supervisor, one of the NAS Pensacola SARC will review the DD 2950 packet and sign appropriately. The VA candidate then submits the packet, including their VA certificate for DSAACP certification. The VA candidate will receive email notification from DSAACP that the application was received, the status of the application, and finally confirmation/denial of DoD certification as a VA. If you are interested in becoming a VA for sexual assault victims or would like more info, contact one of the following: • Lillie Johnson, SARC Lillie.firstname.lastname@example.org, 452-5109 • Jenna Vaughn, Civilian VA Jenna.email@example.com, 452-9017 • Fleet and Family Support Center 452-5990, ext. 0. CWO from page 1 Navy’s information warfare technician/supervisors with expertise in all facets of information operations (IO), including traditional cryptology, command and control, computer network operations and space systems. They create warfighting options for fleet commanders to fight and win in the information age. They also deliver and operate reliable, secure and battleready global networks, and lead in development and integration of IO capabilities in the fleet. “I knew I wanted to be a warrant officer after leaving my last ship the USS Roosevelt (DDG 80),” Gomez said. “Throughout my career, I have had three great warrant mentors, and I want to have the same impact on both the mission and Sailors that they displayed daily.” NASP Corry Station holds special meaning for Gomez. In 2000, Gomez, just out of boot camp, arrived at his first “A” school here. Now he is commissioned as a CWO on the same base. “Being commissioned as a chief warrant officer is an awesome, yet humbling feeling,” Gomez said. “I started my Navy career in Pensacola at Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station back in 2000. Now, almost 19 years later I am being promoted to chief warrant officer in Pensacola, where it all began. That is a truly awesome feeling and memory that I will never forget.” Since May 2017, Gomez served as CIWT’s training manager for the cryptologic technician (collections)
Vol. 83, No. 6 February 15, 2019 Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Christopher T. Martin
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rating courses, greatly enhancing cryptologic readiness throughout the fleet. He led five training managers and 177 instructors in the execution of 15 course, delivering more than 3,100 hours of technical training at nine training sites to 3,200 Sailors. To mark this significant milestone in his career, Gomez invited shipmates to participate and witness the event. Cmdr. Misty Hodgkins, a Navy information warfare officer assigned to CIWT, administered the oath of office and pinned on his new rank. Master Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) Thaddeus Morris, also assigned to CIWT, shared humorous and touching words, and then presented Gomez with his personal master chief insignia. “Congratulations and welcome to the wardroom,” Hodgkins shared. “CIWT is losing an outstanding senior chief petty officer today, but the Navy is gaining a rock-star chief warrant officer.” Gomez’s next and initial assignment as a CWO will be onboard Navy Information Operations Command Georgia as a direct support officer. Gomez’s previous assignments include various ships and high-tempo operational units. His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), as well as numerous campaign and unit awards. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid. For classified ads, call:
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February 15, 2019
All-female flyover conducted to honor naval aviation pioneer ret. Capt. Mariner By MC3(SW/AW) Sara Eshleman Navy Public Affairs Support Element East NORFOLK, Virginia (NNS) – Honoring the life and legacy of a female pioneer in Naval aviation, the U.S. Navy conducted Feb. 2 the first ever all-female flyover in Maynardville, Tenn. Officially referred to as a “Missing Man Flyover,” the tribute was a part of the funeral service for one of the Navy’s first female jet pilots ret. Navy Capt. Rosemary Mariner, who passed away Jan. 24 following a long and brave fight with cancer. After completing flight training in 1974, Mariner was designated a naval aviator and received her Wings of Gold to became the Navy’s first female jet pilot flying the A-4E/L “Skyhawk” and the A-7E “Corsair II.” She also was the first female military aviator to achieve command of an operational air squadron. During Operation Desert Storm, Mariner commanded Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron ThirtyFour (VAQ-34). In 1982, she reached yet another milestone by being among the first females to serve aboard a U.S. Navy warship, USS Lexington (CV 16), and qualifying as a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO). Mariner retired from the U.S. Navy in 1997 after obtaining the rank of captain and logging 17 carrier arrested landings, or “traps,” and completing more than 3,500 flight hours in 15 different aircraft. The Missing Man Flyover is a special
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tribute honoring the service of aviators who have died serving their country. The maneuver features four aircraft flying above the funeral service in formation as one of the aircraft leaves the formation and climbs vertically into the heavens. All of the female aviators who participated in the flyover are from squadrons based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana and flew F/A-18E/F “Super Hornets.” The event is significant because it is emblematic of the growing role women play in the military. The flyover is especially meaningful to Lt. Emily Rixey, assigned to Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic, a participant in the commemoration. “I find it important to honor Capt. Mariner and the other female aviators who have come before us,” she said. “They paved the way for us and they’re the reason I’m able to participate in this flyover.” Cmdr. Leslie Mintz, executive officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213, expressed similar sentiments. “I’m truly honored and humbled to be a part of this flyover,” Mintz said. “This formation flyover is a great way to honor Capt. Mariner’s memory and what she has done for our community.” Lt. Cmdr. Paige Blok, a naval aviator with VFA-32, echoes her colleagues’ statements. “Honoring a life of service is always a privilege,” Blok said. “We’re lucky to honor Capt. Mariner in our own special way.” The other aviators who participated in
Ens. Rosemary Conaster (later Mariner), assigned to Fleet Composite Squadron (VC) 2, makes pre-flight checks of the main gear of a Grumman S-2 Tracker antisubmarine aircraft at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., Jan. 9, 1975. Navy photo
the flyover were Cmdr. Stacy Uttecht, Commanding Officer, VFA-32; Lt. Cmdr. Danielle Thiriot, VFA-106; Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Hesling, NAS Oceana; Lt. Christy Talisse, VFA-211; Lt. Amanda Lee, VFA-81 and Lt. Kelly Harris, VFA-213.
Visit Facebook to meet the aviators who honor female naval aviation pioneer. In video interviews (875 mb of eight video files and one catalog with text about the files), the aviators speak about being part of the first all-female flyover.
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February 15, 2019
Sweeping NASP’s Personnel Support Detachment (Bldg. 680): Citadel Shield 2019 active-shooter exercise puts security, emergency responder skills on display
hen two mock gunmen “assailants” threatened NAS Pensacola’s Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Bldg. 680, the reaction from the base’s first responders was swift and professional. Hidden in a warren of cubicles, OPFOR No.2 – MA2 James Wilson – waits to ambush searchers. Sailors in the role of wounded personnel with simulated wounds are scattered throughout the building; an exercise observer (in vest) looks on. Photo by Mike O’Connor
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February 15, 2019
Screening, testing key to cervical cancer treatment
Lt. Cmdr. Leslye Green, staff obstetrician and gynecologist, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), explains cervical cancer to a patient at NHP Feb. 5. According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year; however, the disease is preventable with vaccination and screening tests. Photo by MC1 Brannon Deugan
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aval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Comprehensive Women’s Health Center provides early detection screenings and treatment for cervical cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests for cervical cancer and vaccines to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the main cause of cervical cancer, are readily available. Cervical cancer is highly treatable and associated with
long survival and good quality of life when it is found early. “Over 90 percent of cervical cancer is caused by HPV,” Lt. Cmdr. Leslye Green, staff obstetrician and gynecologist, NHP, said. “The guidelines have changed in the last 15 years since more has been learned about the human papillomavirus, so it has been added as
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part of the testing. Cervical cancer is treatable, and it is very important that people are aware of and follow the recommended guidelines.” Screening is an important part of women’s health care. Women who are 21 years or older should be screened for cervical cancer and follow the recommended guidelines. Women 21 to 29 years old should have cervical cytology (a Pap smear) completed every three years while women 30 to 65 years old should have a co-test, which is a Pap smear plus the HPV test completed every five years. “With the screening schedules spaced out over three or five years, people tend to forget and let it fall off of their radar,” Green said. “A good way to remember the three or five year screenings is by ensuring annual screenings such as breast and pelvic examinations are also being completed.” According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, however, the disease is preventable with vaccination and screening tests. Vaccines prevent HPV infection and offer the greatest health benefit when received prior to exposure to HPV, which is a sexually transmitted infection. Green explained that NHP offers all of the treatment, prevention and screenings for cervical cancer. The NHP Immunizations Clinic offers the HPV vaccine while the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center offers Pap smears, HPV co-testing (Pap smear and HPV testing), colposcopy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and hysterectomy. “Here at NHP, we offer the basic services for cervical cancer prevention and we have a large female military
force that is present,” Green said. “The best advice I can give to a patient is to follow the recommended guidelines that are individualized for them.” The Comprehensive Women’s Health Center is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries. Contact the clinic at 5056287 for more information. Established in 1826, Naval Hospital Pensacola’s mission is to deliver high quality health care to ensure a medically ready force and a ready medical force through strategic partnerships and innovation. The command is comprised of the main hospital and 10 branch health clinics across five states. To find out more, visit http://www.med.navy. mil/sites/pcola/Pages/default.aspx or download the command’s mobile app (keyword: Naval Hospital Pensacola).
Lt. Cmdr. Leslye Green, staff obstetrician and gynecologist, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), uses a model to discuss cervical cancer with a patient at NHP Feb. 5. Cervical cancer is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life when it is found early. Photo by MC1 Brannon Deugan
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• A firsthand experience of the training exercises at NAS Whiting Field •
Citadel Shield/Solid Curtain 2019 By Ens. Chase Dowell NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
any base personnel may be aware of exercises that are happening on an installation, but most may not know the effort and detail that goes into keeping the Navy as safe as possible with these training events. Recently, I was involved with some of those exercises at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) and want to share my firsthand experience to build awareness about what happens during an exercise and the importance of security on base. Exercise Citadel Shield/ Solid Curtain 2019 (CS/SC19) is an annual, two-part antiterrorism force protection (ATFP) exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all CONUS Navy installations. The purpose of CS/ SC19 is to ensure that the Navy is ready to respond to changing and dynamic threats at all times. It is their responsibility to ensure the safety of our personnel, equipment and facilities, as well as to partner with law enforcement to assist in protecting our instillations. The Navy has taken a step forward combating an active shooter event by holding simulated training exercises during CS/SC19. In this year’s exercise at NASWF, a worst-case scenario was put into simulation as an active shooter roamed the halls of Bldg. 1401, the command headquarters where Capt. Paul Bowdich, NAS Whiting Field commanding officer participated in the exercise. I played the role of a victim
severely injured by the incident on the second floor, just outside of the commanding officer’s office. The active shooter simulation began on the first floor, exploring the halls and leaving “victims” in his path. He also took a hostage and barricaded himself inside one of the offices.
During Citadel Shield / Solid Curtain exercise, members from NAS Whiting Field are safely escorted out of Bldg. 1401 after the completion of a simulated active shooter event onboard the base Feb. 6. Photo by Jamie Link
While the active shooter was making his way through the hallways, the Navy Wide Area Alert Network (WAAN) broadcasted across base the emergency situation, alerting all person-
Security personnel at NAS Whiting Field successfully apprehend a simulated active shooter as a field exercise, part of Citadel Shield / Solid Curtain held Feb. 6. Photo by Jamie Link
nel to stay in their rooms and avoid Bldg. 1401. Simultaneously, the WAAN broadcasted on all NMCI computers. Within minutes, the sound of sirens surrounded Bldg. 1401 and security personnel started clearing the first floor. Victims that were found received medical attention after the area was clear. Unfortunately for the victims on the second floor, including myself, medical attention was more difficult because the incident was still underway. Those who could not walk were only able to attempt to take cover in a nearby room as security kept their focus on a simulated barricaded room. Radio chatter displayed the effective communication of all security personnel while a negotiator made his way to the building. Police tried to gather information during the standoff between the active shooter and police, and the victims were taken for medical attention after all the other rooms had been
cleared. Minutes after, the suspect surrendered himself without harming any other people in the area. From having the personal experience of listening and observing how these active shooter training exercises are performed, I have an even greater respect for what our law enforcement has to be prepare for in these devastating situations. Nobody expects an event like this to occur during their lifetime, but law enforcement is prepared to react at a moment’s notice. The teamwork with local and base police gives the community a chance to work together and build on each other’s strengths. The personnel participating in this training event were given no information prior to it occurring. This makes the exercise even more realistic and prompts the first responders to use their years of training to make the right decisions during drastic, life-dependent situations.
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Scholarship for military children
VITA center now open for tax season
The Scholarships for Military Children Program for school year 2019/20 is now open. Applications will be accepted until the end of today, Feb. 15. Selection qualifications are straightforward. Requirements include completing the application; submission of the student’s official transcript indicating a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for high school applicants, or college transcript indicating a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale for students already enrolled in colleg; and an essay of 500 words or less, no longer than two pages. For scholarship year 2019/20, Fisher House Foundation will award 500 scholarship grants of $2,000 each. The selection process will begin immediately following receipt of all applications in February. All rules and requirements for the program, as well as links to frequently asked questions are available at the Scholarships for Military Children website. For more information, visit www.militaryscholar.org.
BBC annual scholarship program
Applications are now being accepted for the Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) Foundation scholarship program for the 2019/20 academic year. All residents living in BBC housing – including spouses and children – who are pursuing a degree are eligible to apply. The Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation Scholarship Program recognizes those residents who are students or aspiring students excelling academically and looking to make a difference both in and out of the classroom. Scholarship applicants must currently reside in BBC housing and plan to attend or already attend an accredited college or university in the fall of 2019, or be enrolled in a program of study designed to transfer directly into a four-year program. For more details regarding scholarship requirements and to complete an online application, please visit the Foundation’s website, www.bbcommunitiesfoundation. com.org. Applications must be submitted no later than March 22.
Purple Heart recipients sought
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park Commission. Dedicated Nov. 10, 2006, the hall’s mission is to collect, preserve and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients. The primary way in which Purple Heart recipients are honored is through enrollment in The Roll of Honor electronic database which is accessible in The hall’s main gallery and on its website, www.thepurpleheart. com. Purple Heart recipients are encouraged to become members of the Roll of Honor by completing an enroll form and submitting it to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Family members and friends may also enroll Purple Heart recipients, living or deceased, by completing an enrollment form and providing supporting evidence. Enrollment is voluntary and free of cost. Help us honor and preserve the stories of these deserving men and women by enrolling them today in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. To enroll a Purple Heart recipient or for more information, visit www.thepurpleheart.com.
The 2019 tax season is now under way and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is available to help eligible Navy personnel, dependents and retirees. Onboard NAS Pensacola: • Feb. 4 through April 12 • Hours are noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday • Location: Mega-building, Learning Resource Center (LRC), Rm. 2248 You should bring the following items: • Valid identification for taxpayer/s • Social Security Numbers (including spouse and children) • Income data (W-2s) • All end-year tax documents (1099s) • Student loan payment information • Receipts for child care payment • Receipts for educational expenses Hours are subject to increase with tax season demands. For more information, call 452-8753.
Onboard NASP FFSC announces February classes
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 4525990. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday • New spouse, Newcomer orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today, Feb. 15 • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 20 • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 20 at Naval Hospital Pensacola Courtyard • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Feb. 22 • Don’t Be Taken, Know a Scam When You Hear One!: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Feb. 27
Around Town I Pink I Can annual run announced
Join the Krewe du YaYas at the sixth annual I Pink I Can Run four-mile run/walk for breast cancer Feb. 23. The race will start at 9 a.m. at the Flora-Bama Lounge. All proceeds from this event benefit The Keeping Abreast Foundations’ mammography and breast health programs. Cost is $30 now until Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. Registration rate goes up to $35 at packet pick-up and race day. To register, visit www.active.com/perdido-keyfl/running/distance-running-races/i-pink-i-canrun-2019. For more information, visit www.keepingabreastfoundation.org.
Motorcycle ride benefits Fisher House
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 378 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 378, both non-profit entities of the American Legion, will be hosting the fourth annual open to the public motorcycle ride to benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald
Coast March 23. Regirstration for the event will begin at 9 a.m. the day of the ride. The Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. The Emeraid Coast home is located at Eglin AFB. The Auxiliary and S.A.L. Squadron are an integral part of the American Legion and exist to support the veterans of our community through volunteer service and monetary donations. All money raised through your donations and the funds generated through the raffles and auctions will be solely used to support this organization. For more information or to become a sponsor of the ride, contact Renae Lister at (317) 610-1908.
Avante Garde Krewe ball
The Avant Garde Mardi Gras Krewe celebrates its 36th anniversary this year with a Masquerade Ball scheduled for 6 p.m. today, Feb. 15 at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress Street. The black tie ball theme is “A Venetian Masked Ball.” Membership includes active and retired members of the military and supporters of the military community. Admission is free to members and $30 for guests. Reservations may be obtained by calling Dean Kirschner before tomorrow, Feb. 9 at 458-7988.
Jazz students invited to apply
Student jazz musicians, you are invited to submit an entry to the 2019 Student Jazz Competition. The finals will be the March Jazz Gumbo, 6:30 p.m., March 18, at Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government Street. Three finalists from each division – College Instrumental, High School Instrumental and Jazz Vocal – will perform at the live finals. Awards for first, second and third in each division, ranging from $100 to $500, will be presented at the conclusion of the event. Application deadline is March 1. Go to www.jazzpensacola.com to download the 2019 application, the current flyer and backing tracks. For more information, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 433-8382.
Ocean Hour Florida March schedule
Ocean Hour Florida will be conducting weekly beach clean ups throughout March. Below are all currently-scheduled clean ups: • March 2: Naval Live Oaks and Bob Sikes Bridge, 1801 Gulf Breeze Highway and Grand Marlin Restaurant, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Santa Rosa Island. • March 9: Bay Bluffs Park & Chimney Park, 3400 Scenic Highway and Scenic Hwy. at Langley Ave. • March 16: Wayside Park and Bartram Park, 745 Bayfront Parkway and 211 East Main Street • March 23: Park West and Quietwater Beach, Park West (1300 Block of Ft Pickens Rd.) • March 30: Philip Payne Bridge and Bruce Beach, 2700 East Cervantes Street and 601 W Main Street Buckets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags will be supplied for most clean ups. Sign in is at 8:45 a.m. and cleanup is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dress for the weather and bring water, bug spray and sunscreen as needed. For more information, contact Ocean Hour Floirda at Facebook.com/oceanhourfl, www.oceanhourfl.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 450-1112.
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Washington’s, Lincoln’s legacy of leadership From www.whitehouse.gov resounds through the ages
ccording to the federal government, the holiday observed on the third Monday in February is officially Washington’s birthday (Feb. 18 in 2019). To most Americans, this holiday is commonly called “Presidents Day,” in honor of two presidents, Washington (born Feb. 22) and Lincoln (born Feb. 12).
George Washington On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first president of the United States. “As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a precedent,” he wrote to James Madison. “It is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles.” Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family, he learned the morals, manners and body of knowledge requisite for an 18th century Virginia gentleman. He pursued two intertwined interests: military arts and Western expansion. At 16 he helped survey Shenandoah lands for Lord Fairfax. Commissioned a lieutenant colonel in 1754, he fought the first skirmishes of what grew into the French and Indian War. The next year, as an aide to Gen. Edward Braddock, he escaped injury although four bullets ripped his coat and two horses were shot from under him. From 1759 to the outbreak of the American Revolution, Washington managed his lands around Mount Vernon and served in the Virginia House of Burgesses. Married to a widow, Martha Dandridge Custis, he devoted himself to a busy and happy life. But like his fellow planters, Washington felt himself exploited by British merchants and hampered by British regulations. As the quarrel with the mother country grew acute, he moderately but firmly voiced his resistance to the restrictions. When the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia in May 1775, Washington, one of the Virginia delegates, was elected commander in chief of the Continental Army.
On July 3, 1775, at Cambridge, Mass., he took command of his ill-trained troops and embarked upon a war that was to last six long years. He realized early that the best strategy was to harass the British. He reported to Congress, “We should on all occasions avoid a general action, or put anything to the risk, unless compelled by a necessity, into which we ought never to be drawn.” Ensuing battles saw him fall back slowly, then strike unexpectedly. Finally in 1781 with the aid of French allies, he forced the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Washington longed to retire to his fields at Mount Vernon. But
he soon realized that the nation under its Articles of Confederation was not functioning well, so he became a prime mover in the steps leading to the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787. When the new Constitution was ratified, the Electoral College unanimously elected Washington president. He did not infringe upon the policy making powers that he felt the Constitution gave Congress. But the determination of foreign policy became prepon-
derantly a presidential concern. When the French Revolution led to a major war between France and England, Washington refused to accept entirely the recommendations of either his Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who was pro-French, or his Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, who was proBritish. Rather, he insisted upon a neutral course until the United States could grow stronger. To his disappointment, two parties were developing by the end of his first term. Wearied of politics, feeling old, he retired at the end of his second term. In his farewell address, he urged his countrymen to forswear excessive party spirit and geographical distinctions. In foreign affairs, he warned against longterm alliances. Washington enjoyed less than three years of retirement at Mount Vernon before he died of a throat infection Dec. 14, 1799. For months the nation mourned him. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln warned the South in his inaugural address: “In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you ... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it.” Lincoln thought secession illegal and was willing to use force to defend federal law and the Union. When Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter and forced its surrender, he called on the states for 75,000 volunteers. Four more slave states joined the Confederacy but four remained within the Union. The Civil War had begun. The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to strug-
gle for a living and for learning. Five months before receiving his party’s nomination for president, he sketched his life: “I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Ky. My parents were both born in Virginia, of
undistinguished families – second families, perhaps I should say. My mother, who died in my 10th year, was of a family of the name of Hanks ... My father ... removed from Kentucky to ... Indiana, in my eighth year ... It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up ... Of course when I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write and cipher ... but that was all.” Lincoln made extraordinary efforts to attain knowledge while working on a farm, splitting rails for fences and keeping store at New Salem, Ill. He was a captain in the Black Hawk War, spent eight years in the Illinois legislature and rode the circuit of courts for many years. He married Mary Todd, and they had four boys, only one of whom lived to maturity. In 1858, Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas for senator. He lost the election, but in debating with
Douglas he gained a national reputation that won him the Republican nomination for president in 1860. As president, he built the Republican Party into a strong national organization. Further, he rallied most of the Northern democrats to the Union cause. On Jan. 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy. Lincoln never let the world forget that the Civil War involved an even larger issue. This he stated most movingly in dedicating the military cemetery at Gettysburg: “that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” Lincoln won re-election in 1864, as Union military triumphs heralded an end to the war. In his planning for peace, the president was flexible and generous, encouraging Southerners to lay down their arms and join in reunion. The spirit that guided him was clearly that of his second inaugural address, now inscribed on one wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.: “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds.” On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth, an actor who somehow thought he was helping the South. The opposite was the result, for with Lincoln’s death, the possibility of peace with magnanimity died.
Jokes & Groaners:
Crayon Fun: ‘The Oval Office’
Teacher: “John, do you know Lincoln’s ‘Gettysburg Address?’ ” Student: “No, ma’am. I thought he lived in Washington.”
Hail to the chief
Q: What do you call George Washington’s false teeth? A: Presi-dentures. Q. What did one flag say to the other flag? A: Nothing. It just waved. Q: How did George Washington speak to his army? A: In general terms. CANDY CARDS CHOCOLATE DATE FLOWERS
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Q: Did you hear about the cartoonist in the Continental Army? A: He was a Yankee doodler.
February 15, 2019
Beulah Elementary School students compose letters of support to Navy recruits By Katrina Gergely Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center
eulah Elementary School participated in a writing project to promote individual student support focused on creating happiness and motivation within U.S. Navy recruits beginning basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. The writing project was established in January 2018 after being proposed by a Beulah student as an idea for an assignment. Other Beulah students eagerly supported the idea and wanted to help by providing emotional support to the recruits, while also learning the formalities of writing letters. The writing project was administered by one of Beulah’s teachers, Krystal Gibson, to her fifth-grade class. The assignment consisted of the student sharing information about themselves, transitioning into words of support for those who serve their country, followed by questions about the recruits’ life and goals. Each letter closed with at least two jokes to make the recruits smile and boost morale.
Capt. Kertreck Brooks, commanding officer of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC), accompanied by Command Master Chief CMC Gregory Prichard, paid a visit to the class Jan. 25. “My visit is motivated by my devotion to helping Navy recruits adapt to the sudden life changes they’ll experience in boot camp,” Brooks, who previously served as the executive officer of Recruit Training Command from February 2013 to June 2015 said. “It’s important for me to express my appreciation to the students for their participation and thoughtfulness towards the Navy recruits.” As a former executive officer, Brooks was able to pro-
Capt. Kertreck Brooks, commanding officer of Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) (third row, left) accompanied by CMC Gregory Prichard (third row, right) visited Beulah Elementary School students to thank them for the personal letters they wrote to recruits currently going through Navy boot camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Photo by Julian Huff
vide details to the class about recruit life. He explained that recruits begin each day at 6 a.m. with continuous training lasting until 10 p.m. He also shared how exhausting Navy recruit training is physically and mentally, especially with the lack of emotional support from friends and family. One of the descriptive points Brooks emphasized was the procedure that takes place when the new recruit arrives at the Great Lakes recruit training
facility. “Upon arrival, all recruits are allowed to make one final phone call home to their family, then all of their personal belongings, including their cell phones are boxed up and mailed home,” Brooks said. “The only form of communication left is through mail, which makes mail call a special event for recruits.” Brooks went on to tell the students how their letters would now become a welcomed ad-
dition to that special event and add greatly to the emotional support of the recruits. The students were then invited to read their letters to the class, followed by a question and answer session. The student’s letters will be mailed along with letters from NETPDC employees in early February to Navy recruits. For more information on NETPDC, visit https://www. netc.navy.mil/netc/netpdc/Default.htm.
Command Lines &Worship Schedule
• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 452-5990. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for March 6. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Don’t Be Taken, Know a Scam When You Hear One!: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 27. Learn how to protect yourself from potential scams. • New spouse, Newcomer orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today, Feb. 15. Meet other new military spouses, and gather informational materials. Workshop will help spouses prepare for their responsibilities and acquaint them with military and community resources. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22. Emergencies come in many forms. Be prepared for yourself and your family. • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 20. You can develop better communication skills, learn to manage stress as a couple, and find ways to compromise. • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 20 at Naval Hospital Pensacola Courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola. • 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, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/ SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 2934561. 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. For information, email Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford. email@example.com or call 452-2342.
NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel, dinner after service • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:00 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday
NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with meal • Greek Orthodox Orthos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Greek Orthodox Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/ Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@ bnaiisraelpensacola.org • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http:// templebethelofpensacola.org • Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue, 6700 Spanish Trail. Services are 10 a.m., Saturday morning. For more, visit www.shalompensacola.com • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 4365060 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventhday Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442 • New Life Baptist Church – 6380 Bayberry St., Milton, Fl. Phone: 6261859, Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., www. miltonnewlifebaptist.com. • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W. Garden Street. Sunday Service – Orthros 8:45 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m. Weekday Feast Day Services – Orthros 8:30 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m. For information call 4332662 or visit www.annunciationgoc. org.
Have a jolly old time at the Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 4523806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Homeschool P.E. program: Looking to supplement your child’s physical education? MWR Fitness will host a Homeschool Scholar Program every Monday from now until the end of the school year April 29. Physical Education classes will be offered at the Family Fitness Try this Center onboard NAS Pensacola Corry Sta- • Lt. Dan Band: tion. Classes will teach Save the date for a fitness, nutrition, mind roaring good time. Gary and body for children Sinise and the Lt. Dan of eligible MWR home- Band will be performschool families. Times ing onboard NAS Peninclude 9 a.m. to 10 sacola Feb. 23 at a free a.m. for children ages 6 concert. For more inforto 10 and 10 a.m. to 11 mation, call 452-3806.
Swordfighting at last year’s Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair (GCRF). This year, GCRF will be held March 2 and 3 at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds. Photo from www.gcrf.us/gallery1
From www.gcrf.us Each year in the first week of March The Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair is celebrated as a fun and learning experience of the middle ages. It is a time when young and old dress up as renaissance characters (not required) and head out for a an exciting weekend full of history, music, food, arts, crafts, and games.With five stages of constant live entertainment and a real jousting tournament, live shows, medieval games of skill, historic learning demonstrations and streets scattered with noble knights, goddess princesses, dragon slayers, mighty kings, wizards and many more medieval characters, it will be an action-packed weekend at the Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair March 2 to 3 at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds in Milton. At The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire there are stages and performance areas set up for sched-
uled shows, such as plays in Shakespearean or commedia dell’arte tradition, as well as anachronistic audience participation comedy routines. Other performances include dancers, magicians, musicians, jugglers, and singers. Between the stages the streets (“lanes”) are lined with stores (“shoppes”) and stalls where independent vendors sell medieval and Renaissance-themed handcrafts, clothing, books, and artworks. There are food and beverage vendors, as well as game and ride areas. Games include basic skills events such as archery or axe-throwing as well as other games of skill. Rides are typically not machine powered; various animal rides and human-powered swings are common. Live animal displays and falconry exhibitions are also seen. The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire includes a joust as a main attraction. For more information, call 429-8462 or 5721407 or visit www.gcrf.us.
C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY “Glass” (PG13) “A Dog’s Way Home” t 5 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. (PG) 2 p.m. c “A Dog’s Way Home” (PG) “Bumblebee” (PG13) h 6 p.m. 2D: 4:30 p.m. “Bumblebee” (PG13) 2D: Noon
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“Escape Room” (PG13) 8:10 p.m.
TUESDAY “Escape Room” (PG13) 5 p.m. “The Upside” (PG13) 7 p.m. “Glass” (PG13) 6 p.m.
“Glass” (PG13) 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
“A Dog’s Way Home” (PG) 12:30 p.m. “On the Basis of Sex” (PG) 3 p.m. “The Upside” (PG13) 5:30 p.m. “Escape Room” (PG13) 8:10 p.m.
“A Dog’s Way Home” (PG) Noon “Bumblebee” (PG13) 2D: 2:30 p.m.
“On the Basis of Sex” (PG) 5 p.m.
“Escape Room” (PG13) 7 p.m.
“Escape Room” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.
“Glass” (PG13) 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
“The Upside” (PG13) 1 p.m.
“Glass” (PG13) 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY “Glass” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Holmes and Watson” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.
“Bumblebee” (PG13) 2D: 7:10 p.m.
“A Dog’s Way Home” (PG) 5 p.m. “Glass” (PG13) 7:10 p.m. “Escape Room” (PG13) 5:10 p.m.
“A Dog’s Way Home” (PG) “On the Basis of Sex” (PG) 5:10 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
a.m. for children ages 10 to 15. For more information, call 452-6004. • Full Moon Float: Get set for a paddleboard race under the full moon Feb. 19 from nightfall, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the events, there will be free drinks, hotdogs and s’mores. Races include kayak, tandem kayak and paddleboard races. For more information, call 452-4152. • History Walk Through: NASP Corry Station will host a History Walk Through March 14 at 8:30 a.m. to10 a.m. Dress according to temperature and bring a water bottle. Rain date will be March 21. For more information, call 452-6802. • Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip May 25 through 27 to Fort Payne, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-oftown 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. The next course is scheduled Feb.9 and 23. See below for more details. For more information call 281-5489. • Backpacking 101 Skills Course: In preparation for the upcoming backpacking trip in May, MWR will be hosting a Backpacking 101 Skills Course Feb. 23. Course price is $35, gear included. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel Office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. For more information call 281-5489. • Corry Market: The MWR Outdoor Flea Market and Craft Fair will be held March 10 from noon to 4 p.m. This market is free and open to the public and will be held at the MWR Sports Complex on Highway 98 onboard NAS Pensacla Corry Station. Register for a booth at MWR Tickets and Travel by calling 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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