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MWR’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ tomorrow ... The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department is presenting its Frozen Winter Wonderland from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 20, on the old hospital grounds across the street from Mustin Beach Club on Radford Boulevard. Enjoy downhill snow sledding; there also will be games and activities including penguin bowling, ice fishing, cookie decorating, inflatable games, face painting, tattoos and a coloring station. Event is free and open to all MWR authorized patrons: Active-duty, retirees, DoD civilians and their families are invited. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

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Military apprenticeships celebrate 40 years Story, photo by Ed Barker (NETPDTC) Public Affairs

AZ1 Yvonne Dumas, assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, conducts a pre-flight inspection of the landing gear on one of the Blue Angels’ F/A-18 aircraft. Dumas earned her computer operator apprenticeship certificate through the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) as part of her normal daily routine on the maintenance control staff. USMAP certificates are earned in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor. U.S. Navy file photo

FY-18 Olmsted Scholarship Program seeking applicants By Ed Barker (NETPDTC) Public Affairs

Career-minded officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the FY-18 Olmsted Scholar Program, announced Feb. 11 in NavAdmin 034/16. Currently available to unrestricted line, Information Dominance and Supply Corps officer designators, the Olmsted program is a unique scholarship opportunity offering two years of graduate study using a foreign language while providing overseas cultural and travel opportunities, often leading to a graduate degree at a foreign university. The Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) is currently accepting applications from regular or full time support officers in the approved designators. Applicants should be available to start language training in summer/fall 2017, begin study at a foreign university in 2018 and complete study in 2020. The ideal candidates will display the qualities of dedicated career officers and aspire to command assignments. Applicants must have demonstrated strong leadership qualities, solid overall performance, strong promotion potential, and proven superior scholastic ability. Candidates must have three years of commissioned service – but no more than 11 years of total active federal service as of April 1, 2017 to apply for the scholarship. Specific designator eligibility is listed in the NavAdmin. Historically, Olmsted Scholars have benefited from the program and continue to promote to senior See Olmstead on page 2

January 2016 marked the 40th year of the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) providing seaservice military members with certifications documenting their skills through the U.S. Department of Labor. According to Tom Phillips, USMAP Certifications and Credentialing Program supervisor, the 40th anniversary also marked a milestone of 80,000 current active participants, with 55,000 registrations in the past year. “The USMAP team works closely with DoL to provide nationally-recognized apprenticeship programs that result in journeyman-level certificates of completion for members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard,” said Phillips. “During their apprenticeship, service members document their military duties while working in their rating or military occupational specialty.” Earning the DoL certificate costs the service member nothing and does not nor-

mally require working additional off-duty hours. Phillips also noted that it can give the member a significant head-start on their post-military career. Recent improvements to the program allow registrations to be done completely online, with few exceptions. “We’ve made significant upgrades to the program, making it easier for service members to sign-up, manage and complete the program,” said Lt. Cmdr. Mark Wadsworth, Navy Voluntary Education operations director. “These upgrades have resulted in the increase in the number of service members actively working toward their USMAP certificates.” One Sailor who has embraced the program is HTCS(SW/AW) Jonathan Purvis, 1st Lieutenant Department leading chief petty officer for Naval Base San Diego. Purvis currently holds five DoL certifications, ranging from plumber to welder. “I started working on USMAP apprenticeships during my first enlistment, when I wasn’t sure whether I was going to stay active duty, and I knew that it could help See USMAP on page 2

Military Saves Week 2016: Feb. 22-27 From Pen Air FCU

As part of Military Saves Week 2016, scheduled for Feb. 22-27, both NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) and Pen Air Federal Credit Union (FCU) are spreading the savings message, and urging military personnel and their families to participate in Military Saves Week and take the Military Saves pledge. During the official week, free Military Saves events designed to help

people build wealth, not debt, will be scheduled and announced through the Fleet and Family Support Center at each military installation. The 2016 Military Saves Week theme is simply, Set a Goal, Make a Plan, and Save Automatically. “We want our military personnel

ready for action and not worrying about home finances, and this program helps offer the financial education needed to accomplish their mission,” said Joe Henderson, financial counselor at NASP’s FFSC. The concept seems easy enough, but “50 percent of service members say they have too much debt,” according to FINRA Investor Foundation Financial Capability Military Survey. Financial See Military Saves on page 2

Air Force Education and Training commander visits NASP From Capt. Meghan O’Rourke 479th FTG Unit Public Affairs Representative

The commander of the Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC), based at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas, visited NAS Pensacola Feb. 4-5. Lt. Gen. Darryl L. Roberson is responsible for recruiting, training, and educating Airmen to deliver airpower for America. About 1,500 Airmen live and work near NAS Pensacola and many are students or permanent party members with AETC’s 316th Training Squadron (TS), 359th TS or 479th Flying Training Group (FTG). Capt. Keith Hoskins, commanding officer of NASP and Col. John Edwards, 479th FTG commander, greeted Roberson at NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field. Edwards, along with Maj. Bradley Allen from the 359th TS and Master Sgt. Arin Drake of the 316th TS Col. John Edwards, commander of the 479th Flying provided Roberson a mission brief at 479th headquarTraining Group (FTG), and local squadron commanders ters. welcome Lt. Gen. Darryl L. Roberson to NAS Pensacola. See AETC on page 2 Photo by Lt. Justin Fitzwater

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February 19, 2016


CNATT hosts senior enlisted leader workshop From CNATT Public Affairs

Sailors and Marines representing the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) domain senior enlisted leadership attended a leadership workshop Feb. 9-11 aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Command master chiefs, command sergeants major and designated senior enlisted leaders from CNATT’s 18 learning sites – primarily located at fleet concentration areas, as well as in Hawaii and Japan – met at the CNATT Headquarters building in an effort to strengthen leadership skills and remaining an integral part of the leadership triad, according to CNATT CMDCM(AW/SW) Michael Knowles.

“These Sailors and Marines are all leaders in their respective rates and (military occupational series),” he said. “Ensuring that we’re all on the same page and that we are directing, at the deckplate level, the CNATT mission and vision while ensuring the thousands of students passing through our doors are trained, is something workshops such as this bolsters.” Knowles said this year’s three-day conference – the second year CNATT activities’ senior enlisted leaders were able to gather – has proven a constructive method to

fine tune communication, leadership techniques, and interaction with junior officers, as well as the teamwork for which the chiefs mess has become known. “Our strength as senior enlisted leaders is our communication and networking capabilities,” he said. “As the enlisted leaders of a geographically diverse organization responsible for training nearly 120,000 students annually – just about every enlisted aviation service member – being able to share the knowledge of some of the most senior people in enlisted naval

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me get a job in the civilian sector,” said Purvis. “But throughout my career, working on several apprenticeships has helped me focus on different skill areas and made me a better technician. That focus and knowledge has also helped me train my junior Sailors.” USMAP enables documentation of a Sailor’s formalized and structured training. It combines on-the-job training and related technical instruction. All the individual is required to do is regularly document the hours worked in the various skill areas either in a hard-copy log or electronically through the Web and have it verified by their supervisor. In addition, the service member submits a report every six months to the USMAP staff and a final report once their required OJT hours are complete. “Each apprenticeship requires anywhere between 2,000 and 8,000 hours of OJT work and training,” said Bob Rowland, USMAP senior registrar. “Working a typical 40-hour week, many members can complete an apprenticeship within a year. There are 123 trades available, ranging from aircraft mechanic to X-ray equipment tester. More than 96 percent of Navy enlisted ratings, 85 percent of Coast Guard enlisted ratings, and 232 Marine Corps MOS’ are eligible for these trades. Some trades, such as computer operator are available to all ratings.” Rowland added that pre-registration credits can be awarded to those who have timein-service and can even be applied toward college credits. “Service members can receive a maximum credit up to 50 percent of the required OJT,” said Rowland. “For example, an E-6 with 10 years of service interested in an apprenticeship requiring 6,000-hours can receive a maximum of 3,000 credits toward their certificate, significantly cutting their requirements for hours of logged on-the-job-training.” Any active-duty Sailor, Marine, or Coast Guardsman can become an apprentice as long as they have been designated in a rating, have sufficient time to complete the program while on active duty and possess a high school diploma or GED. The selected trade must be their primary job at their current command. “It’s about quantifying what you’ve accomplished,” added Phillips. “Service members are already doing the work; it’s just a matter of documenting what they do. Now they have their work ‘on the record’ and a completed apprenticeship shows significant professional development, and can look good to promotion boards. Certificates also regularly open doors once a service member decides to hang-up the uniform.” For more information about the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program, visit https://usmap.netc.navy.mil.

leadership positions, including 12 past Navy scholars that achieved flag rank. One Olmsted Scholar currently progressing toward command following his international experience in Sofia, Bulgaria at the University of Sofia is Lt. Cmdr. Mark Anderson, executive officer of the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Fla. “Upon selection as an Olmsted Scholar, I found myself well outside the standard career path, yet this detour has proven to be one of best decisions I have ever made,” Anderson said. “I experienced profound personal and professional growth while earning a master’s degree and embracing life in a country very different from mine. These changes left me a better leader, problem solver and person. As the Navy continues to operate across the world, often among multiple partner nations, Olmsted Scholars are uniquely positioned to provide culturally and strategically relevant solutions in every clime and place.” According to the Olmsted website, scholars interact daily with locals and immerse themselves in the culture of their host country, but a background in a specific foreign language is not a prerequisite to selection. Scholars are expected to live on the local economy and travel widely. Olmsted scholars receive their normal pay and allowances, and if married, are normally accompanied by their family. Applicants are required to meet a list of qualifications and

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readiness contributes to unit readiness: if service members and their families are feeling financially stressed, it can affect every aspect of their lives. This is why the savings message is so important. To help service members save more successfully and encourage them to save, Fleet and Family Support is partnering with Pen Air Federal Credit Union to offer military families (and DoD civilian employees) assistance. Information for the program can be obAETC from page 1

“I am astonished by the ongoing, high-technology and innovative training in flying, maintenance and cyber warfare,” Roberson said. Next, Roberson toured the 359th TS, where students learn low observable aircraft structural maintenance, nondestructive inspections and aircraft structural maintenance. Roberson saw firsthand how students learn to inspect and repair aircraft. Tech. Sgt. Amber Spear, an instructor supervisor of NDI, said her section is responsible for training aircraft maintainers to find potential defects in Air Force aircraft.

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

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

prerequisites and submit a command-endorsed nomination package that must be received by NETPDTC, Code N2A2Olmsted, no later than Aug. 26. In October, the applications are reviewed and a final, Navy-sponsored list of nominees is selected. For the past five years, the Olmsted Foundation Board of Directors has selected five Navy scholars. With the selection of the 57th Olmsted Scholar Class in March 2015, 618 scholars have completed, are completing or are preparing for two years of study abroad. Their studies to date have been in 40 languages, in 202 different foreign universities, spanning 60 countries worldwide. The Navy nominations are submitted to the Olmsted Foundation Board of Directors, along with nomination packages from the other services. During a comprehensive personal interview, the foundation staff will examine the nominee’s academic and professional background, motivation to be a scholar, choice of foreign university, proposed course of study, language aptitude and career goals. Taking all this data into account, the interview panel will make its recommendations to the board for final decisions on the nominees at its meeting in March 2017 for the FY-18 Olmsted Scholar class. All eligible and interested officers should visit the Olmsted Foundation website at www.olmstedfoundation.org for details. Specific information on the Navy’s application procedures can be found on the Navy College Office website at http://www.navycollege.navy.mil/olmsted.html and additional information can also be found in NavAdmin 034/16.

tained online at www.militarysaves.org or at www.penair.org. Military Saves information brochures are available at any Pen Air FCU office. Military Saves is a free and confidential savings oriented program. Easy tools such as direct deposit can make saving possible on most budgets. Oneon-one financial counseling and information are available at FFSC. Pen Air FCU offers members Jump Start Certificate Accounts which are a short-term savings instrument with no minimum deposit requirements. Pen Air FCU members also have ac-

“We utilize cutting edge technology and ensure that our students are ready when they leave for their next unit,” Spear said. Roberson then toured the 479th FTG, where 300 instructors train about 500 undergraduate combat systems officers daily, using 45 Air Force T-6 and T-1 aircraft. The 479th FTG, made up of three squadrons, is the only unit in the Air Force that trains UCSOs. At the 455th Flying Training Squadron, he met CSO students from Class 16-15 completing the primary phase of UCSO training. At the 451st FTS, he met the squadron commander, Lt.

aviation is imperative to the continued development of our command and our Sailors.” The workshop included leadership and ethics training, key Navy programs, team building and leadership development. The senior enlisted advisers also had the opportunity to meet and interact with key personnel from the CNATT headquarters staff. CNATT is headquartered aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola and develops, delivers and supports aviation technical training at 27 sites located throughout the continental United States and Japan. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/cnatt.

cess to Balance Financial Fitness Program that offers free budget and debt counseling. More information is available at www.penair.org and by contacting Pen Air balance advisers direct at (888) 456-2227. Military Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the Consumer Federation of America in partnership with the Department of Defense. It is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote effective and responsible savings behavior and to provide an avenue for individuals to assess their own saving status.

Col. Robert Johnson, and he was shown how the 451st FTS trains UCSOs in the advanced fundamentals of electronic warfare, navigation, weapons employment and sensor operations. Roberson learned how the 451st uses a modified systems integration lab to upgrade new CSO instructors. The systems integration lab (SIL) provides ground training on the T-1A, CSO-modified Jayhawk. “Since instructors arrive at the 451st from a variety of aircraft and duty assignments, such as electronic warfare officer, weapons system officer and navigator, instructors must first learn all aspects of

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the CSO career field. The SIL allows me this capability,” Johnson said. Roberson then visited the 479th Operations Support Squadron to learn about their special electronic combat training program. Capping his visit, Roberson presided over graduation ceremonies for UCT Class 16-05 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The museum reminded the Air Force general of his personal connection with the Navy. Roberson’s father retired as a senior chief petty officer and now, years later, he was pleased to participate in the ceremony, pinning wings on the Air Force’s newest aviators at NASP.

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Chill out: Don’t blame El Niño for thrills and spills By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


had no business getting on that sled. A middle-aged Navy wife and mother of three, I should have been at the bottom of the hill taking pictures. But when my base neighbor handed me a red saucer after I had been cooped up watching Winter Storm Jonas drop a foot and a half of snow on the hill behind our house, I really had no choice in the matter. I had come outside to let our yellow Lab, Moby, out for a romp with all the sledders, and that is when another military spouse approached me holding two plastic saucers. I probably should have politely declined the invitation to sled with her, but Navy wives are known for their camaraderie, and I wasn’t about to let her down. Placing the sled under my backside, I plopped down and lifted my boots in the air. The rest is a bit of a blur. Halfway down the steep embankment, Moby and his head – which is kind of like a cinder block covered with fur – came from out of

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nowhere. BAM! After the big cartoon star in my head disappeared, I realized, he was trying to pull me off the sled by my chin-strapped hat. At the bottom of the hill, Moby finally pulled me free of the saucer, ripping a hole in my new coat and nearly strangling me in the process. But in his well-intentioned pea-brain, he had saved my life, and treats were in order. Before I had a chance to realize what had happened, I heard the crowd of sledders laughing hysterically. I laughed too, until an hour later, when I saw the bright purple shiner over my right eye. And you know the strangest part? I would probably do it again. In a heartbeat. What kind of idiot am I that, at 49 years of age, I think the 10-second saucer ride that produced a black eye was a good choice? There must be something deep in our human psyche

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. that compels us to thrill-seek in the face of obvious risks of great bodily harm. Every winter freeze, we strap on skis, skates and sleds, and willingly place our fragile

flesh and bones at the mercy of gravity and frozen water, knowing full well what might happen. We could blame El Niño for our idiocy. After all, this mysterious warming of equatorial Pacific ocean water that affects trade winds, jet streams and weather systems has arguably caused blizzards, hurricanes, tropical cyclones, drought, mudslides, poor crop yield, floods, famine, and dying coral reefs. Why not blame him for our stupidity too? Those of you stationed in warmer parts of the world such as California, Florida and Hawaii shouldn’t be so quick to pass judgment. Even though the only snow you see is in a cone and has blue raspberry syrup on it, you are not immune to weather-related thrill-seeking mishaps. In fact, a couple of weeks ago in sunny California, 48year-old surfing legend Garrett McNamara broke his arm and dislocated his shoulder falling off the face of a record breaking 50-foot wave that was brought on by El Niño-related storms. So there.

Unfortunately, El Niño can’t take all the heat (see what I did there?) for our poor choices. Apparently, the human drive to danger is not related to extreme weather events, but rather, to our brain function. In a PsychologyToday.com article entitled “Thrill-Seeking: What Parts of Your Brain Are Involved?” Dr. Susan Heitler states that highly addictive “happy chemicals” such as adrenaline and dopamine are triggered when we sense danger or a thrilling challenge. I’m not so sure chemicals or El Niño had anything to do with my decision to get on that red saucer. It could have been a pathetic cry for attention, a life-long need to fit in, lingering childhood insecurities, or maybe deepseeded fears of the inevitability of death. Or maybe, I was just being an idiot. Regardless, black eye and all, I’m planning to go on a ski trip with my family, even though none of us is coordinated enough to avoid falling repeatedly. But we are smart enough to know one thing at least: We will never let all that tedious science get in the way of our wintertime fun.

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February 19, 2016


February is Heart Health Month

Take steps to reduce your risk Story, photos by Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola Pubic Affairs Officer


wo of the best ways to fight heart disease and maintain a healthy heart is to have a healthy diet and an active lifestyle. Making just a few simple lifestyle changes can have long-term benefits for a person’s health and their heart. “The basic function of the heart is to pump oxygenated blood through vessels that provide nutrients to our cells,” said Lt. Danielle Sterner, a dietitian at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP). “The heart keeps our brain alive and allows cells to perform their functions.” According to the Heart Foundation, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. In 2011, nearly 787,000 people died from heart disease, which includes strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. Each year, heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease occurs when coronary arteries are blocked, narrowed or hardened due to plaque buildup, and plaque is the accumulation of fat and cholesterol on the inner wall of an artery. Factors such as age, gender, heredity and race can contribute to heart disease, but are uncontrollable. Excess weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, a sedentary lifestyle and smoking are also

Show some love, raise awareness February is more than just a month to celebrate love – it’s also Heart Health Month, a time to raise awareness about heart disease, learn strategies for preventing it and encourage people to live healthy lives. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. For more information on heart disease, go to www.cdc. gov/heartdisease/index. htm.

factors, but can be controlled. To improve overall health, and specifically a healthy heart, a good and balanced diet is a good place to start. Diets should consist of a variety of foods that are nutrientrich, meaning foods with minerals, proteins, whole grains and other nutrients. Nutrient-rich foods are also lower in calories, which can help control weight, cholesterol and blood pressure. Examples of good food choices include a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains breads or pasta, low-fat dairy products, skinless poultry, fish, nuts and legumes.

Lt. Cmdr. Jim Myers, the chaplain at the Naval Hospital Pensacola, rides a stationary bicycle Jan. 7 as part of his daily workout. Aerobic exercises such as jogging, cycling, swimming or walking are all great exercises that can help lower the chances of developing heart disease

“A healthy lifestyle change can be achieved with just small changes to your diet,” Sterner said. “Dietitians can work with beneficiaries to show them healthy food options and develop a plan that fits their personal need.” In addition to incorporating nutrient-rich foods into a daily diet, it is also important to limit foods that are nutrient-poor, or are high in calories but low in nutrients.

Lt. Danielle Sterner, a dietitian at Naval Hospital Pensacola, prepares hummus and vegetables during a recent cooking demonstration. A healthy diet is a key factor for reducing the risk of heart disease.

Limiting saturated and trans fat, sodium, red meat and sweets will compliment a healthy diet and lead to better health. If red meats are consumed, selecting the leanest cut is a heart-smart option. Having an active lifestyle can also reduce the risk of heart disease and improve cholesterol, help with weight management and lower blood pressure. Aerobic exercises such as jogging, cycling, swimming or walking can help lower the chances of developing heart disease. “Just 30 minutes of aerobic exercise daily can have a significant impact on your overall health and reduce the risk of heart disease,” said Lt. Cmdr. Xin Wei, an internist with NHP’s Internal Medicine. Even with a healthy diet and an active lifestyle, heart disease such as heart attacks can occur. If someone is having a heart attack, it is imperative they seek immediate medical attention. Heart attack symptoms can include chest pain, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, shortness of breath, abnormal heart rhythms or loss of consciousness. Symptoms of heart attacks are sometimes confused with other conditions such as heart burn or gas, which can prolong someone seeking medical attention. Anyone

who thinks they are having a heart attack or who is having heart attack like symptoms should err on the side of caution and call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. Every minute delayed seeking medical attention can result in more damage to the heart or lead to fatality. “It can very difficult for someone to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack,” Lt. Cmdr. Robert Dendall, a cardiologist at NHP. “If someone is having chest pain or is with someone having chest pain, they should call 911.” Beneficiaries should speak to their physician about how they can improve the health of their heart. Those enrolled to a Medical Home Port Team have many options available to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle including smoking cessation classes, integrated behavior health consultants and dietitians. Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Nutrition Management Department is also available to all TRICARE beneficiaries. To schedule an appointment with a dietitian, you can speak with your Medical Home Port Team if you are enrolled to one at NHP or call 505-6417. For more information about Naval Hospital Pensacola, go to www.med.navy.mil/sites/ pcola/Pages/default.aspx.



February 19, 2016


Curing Hepatitis C: Not just a dream anymore By Lt. Cmdr. Brent Lacey Naval Hospital Pensacola


re you between 50 and 70 years old? If so, you need to get screened for Hepatitis C.

An estimated three to four million people in the United States are chronically infected with Hepatitis C and 80 to 90 percent of people have no symptoms and therefore have no idea that they have the infection (www.ncbi.nilm.nih.gov). The highest risk population in the U.S. includes people born between 1945 and 1965. People born between those years grew up during a time when we didn’t know about Hepatitis C and had no way to screen for it. Hepatitis C is a virus that causes chronic liver disease that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. It is spread primarily through the bloodstream but can also be spread through sexual contact, though it is not spread through other forms of physical touch. Common methods of transmission include blood transfusions, tattoos, needle sticks (especially healthcare workers), intravenous drug use (even once in your life) and sharing a toothbrush or razorblade with an infected person. For a couple of decades, the diagnosis of chronic Hepatitis C was devastating, carrying a high likelihood of progression to cirrhosis (advanced liver disease), liver cancer and possibly liver transplant. The treatments we had for many years had a low

rate of curing the infection and were incredibly difficult to tolerate. Treatment often made people feel like they had the flu every day for most of a year. Since the fall of 2014, a handful of outstanding medications have been developed that are well tolerated and highly effective. The treatments can be as short as eight weeks for some patients, but others may require longer treatment courses of 12 to 24 weeks. The medications that we have available for genotype 1, the most common strain of the virus, achieves a cure rate greater than 95 percent. It is even successful with people who have previously failed treatment, and there are almost no significant side effects from the medications. The only way to know if you have Hepatitis C is with a laboratory screening. Remember, most people have no symptoms to tell them that something might be wrong. At Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), we are leading the way for the Navy in terms of screening at-risk patients and getting them treatment if they turn out to be infected. We have developed the first hospitalwide comprehensive screening program for Hepatitis C in the Navy. The program has been incredibly successful so far, and we’ve already had more than 1,100 peo-

Lt. Cmdr. Brett Lacey, gastroenterologist, Naval Hospital Pensacola, speaks to a patient about getting screened for Hepatitis C during a routine exam Feb. 1 at Naval Hospital Pensacola. The only way to know if you have Hepatitis C is with a laboratory screening. Photo by Jason Bortz

ple get screened in just the first two months of the program. Patients enrolled at NHP can visit the NHP lab without an appointment to have the Hepatitis C screening done. You do not have to fast for this test, and you will be contacted with the results of your test within a couple of weeks. TRICARE beneficiaries not enrolled at NHP should contact their primary care manager to inquire about getting a screening. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about the program: I’ve already had the hepatitis vaccines. Do I still need screening for Hepatitis C? Yes, you do. There are a two shot series for Hepatitis A and a three shot series for Hepatitis B, but there is not yet a vaccine for Hepatitis C. Any hepatitis vaccines you received were proba-

bly Hepatitis A or B (or both). I’m 100 percent sure that I’ve had the screening test for Hepatitis C at another facility. Do I still need to be screened? No, you only need to be screened once in your life as long as you are not at high risk for contracting Hepatitis C. High risk behaviors warranting annual screening include intravenous/intranasal drug use, sharing infected needles and getting tattoos with unsterile tools. If you are enrolled to NHP and are sure you have had the blood test to check for Hepatitis C, call the NHP Gastroenterology Clinic at 5056649 to let us know so that we can remove you from the list of patients who need screening. What if I choose not to get screened? You are within your rights to decline this screening test. The chance of having Hepatitis C is

about 1 to 1.5 percent based on your age. However, if you have Hepatitis C and do not get treated, you have a high risk of progressing to severe liver disease (cirrhosis) during your lifetime. What if I have more questions? Your primary care manager is the best initial resource for determining whether you need to get screened. If you have additional questions or concerns, the NHP Gastroenterology Clinic staff is available to answer your questions at 505-6649. At NHP, we are excited about the opportunity to participate in this program, which has already led to the successful treatment of people who were unaware they had the infection. Help us make Hepatitis C a thing of the past by getting screened. The cure is here.



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NEX to consolidate CBQ mini-mart operations into main store By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


he Navy Exchange (NEX) CBQ mini-mart, located in Bldg. 2958, next to Navy Gateway Inn and Suites, will cease operations after March 4. Open since the early 2000s, the facility is a Monday-Friday operation that provides a selection of snacks, beverages and assorted sundries. Although convenient for combined housing residents and NGIS guests, the continued weak economic climate, minimal foot traffic and high operating expense of the facility has forced NexCom to make this hard decision, officials said. All inventory, services and associates will be incorporated into the main exchange beginning March 5.

“It is our mission to continue providing all the services, products and outstanding premier customer service to our patrons. However, we find it necessary to consolidate operations to ensure the long-term viability of the exchange operations here at NAS Whiting Field,” Linda Larrabee, NEX Whiting Field general manager, stated. “By absorbing the mini-mart into the

NASWF’s NEX mini-mart will be going away March 4. Photo by Ens. Matthew Hughes

main exchange store, we can increase our services to a wider array of patrons.” NEX leadership is currently reviewing the hours of operation at the main store and are definitely considering expanding Saturday and Sunday hours

to meet all customer needs. Any changes will be announced before March 4. “We regret the inconvenience this consolidation may cause some patrons,” Larrabee said. “However, we hope to realize additional footsteps into the

main store where we are able to provide a full selection of products and services, better one-toone sales assistance to our customers and overall improved operating performance of the Navy Exchange at Whiting Field.”

Greene relinquishes command of TW-5 Reserve Component to Miller By Lt.j.g. Andrew Bertucci NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

TraWing-5 Reserve Component observed a change in leadership Jan. 8 when Reserve Cmdr. James R. Miller, USNR, formally relieved Reserve Cmdr. Andy Greene, as the commanding officer of the TraWing-5 Reserve Component. Capt. James P. Mooney, commander, CNATRA Reserve Component, served as the guest speaker for the event held at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) auditorium. Mooney started off his speech by reflecting on his time spent at NASWF as a student naval aviator (SNA). He touched upon the key standards required of student aviators and that those lessons are learned from instructors

Salutes are exchanged as Cmdr. James R. Miller relieves Cmdr. Andy Greene at TW-5 Reserve Component’s change of command. Photo by Ens. Matthew Hughes

such as Greene. “This standard of excellence is not just about flying, it’s not just about wearing a flight suit, but winning in the air is an absolute must. First and foremost it is about leadership, about our future leaders and here at TraW-

ing-5 they have a chance to figure out what kind of leader they will be when they get out to the fleet,” Mooney said. Mooney finished his speech by congratulating Greene for his command as commanding officer, for fostering an environ-

ment for reserve instructors to teach core values to SNA’s, and for his service. Prior to the change of command Greene was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal for his service as commanding officer of reserve component from 2013 to 2016. During those years as commanding officer, Greene provided over 46,000 mishap free flight hours, 17,000 days of operational support, oversaw 1,670 student aviators sent to advanced flight training pipeline with more than 1,000 winged student aviators going to the fleet from the helicopter squadrons. Greene’s command represented more than fifty percent of TraWing-5’s total flight production. Greene took the podium after receiving the award and thanked those

in attendance as well as the color guard and side boys. Greene spoke of the amount of work put in by the reservists and how through their hard work and sacrifice the reserve command was able to set records throughout the year, all while balancing a family and civilian jobs. “In regards to service Winston Churchill once said, ‘We make a living about what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’ And honestly I cannot think of any better way to put it,” Green said. Greene spoke of Churchill as someone who inspired him in his idea of service and as something we should all try to live up to. Greene made sure to recognize the instructors in the crowd who went above and beyond the call of duty to help in training the

future of naval aviators. Following Greene’s speech was the reading of the orders followed by the exchange of salutes as one officer relieves another. With Mooney presiding, the command of the TraWing-5 Reserve Component was changed from Greene to Miller. Miller said a few words to conclude the ceremony. He thanked those in attendance as well as Greene’s family for their sacrifice. “To the reservists of TraWing-5, your performance the past few years has been nothing short of extraordinary and it is such a great honor to become part of your team. To (Cmdr.) Greene, I appreciate your friendship and guidance over the last six months and I sincerely wish you fair winds and following seas,” Miller said.

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Resiliency retreat offered Feb. 19-21

A Personal Resiliency Retreat is scheduled for Feb. 19-21 at Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd., in Orange Beach, Ala. The all-inclusive, no-cost retreat begins at 5:30 p.m. today, Feb. 19, and concludes at noon Feb. 21. You need to provide transportation, but if that is a problem contact the organizers. The workshop is open to active-duty, reserve and family members only. For more information or to register, contact NASP CREDO Facilitator Tony Bradford by phone at 452-2093 or by e-mail at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Can design event part of Gallery Night

Manna Food Pantries, Pensacon and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Northwest are presenting PensaCAN during the Gallery Night celebration today, Feb. 19, at Artel Gallery. This sci-fi and pop culture themed event will feature teams from architectural firms or groups led by an AIA member and sculptures will be designed and built completely out of cans of food. Sculptures will also be on display during gallery hours Feb. 20 as part of the Pensacon weekend activities. After the event is over, Manna Food Pantries will distribute the food to the hungry. For more information, contact joann@mannafoodpantries.org.

Three chances to see the Senior Follies

“Orange Blossom Special” all about Florida, is the theme for the 19th annual Pensacola Senior Follies production scheduled for Feb. 19-21 at the WSRE-TV Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio. The Pensacola Senior Follies is a non-profit volunteer group that puts on an annual song, dance and comedy review. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 19 and 2 p.m. Feb. 20 and Feb. 21. Tickets are $12 for the general public and free for active-duty military. Tickets can be purchased at Bayview and West Escambia senior centers and are valid for any performance. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office one hour prior to each show. Ticket information is also available by calling 453-3016 or 417-7736.

Expo offers free screenings for women

Sacred Heart will present a Women’s Health Expo from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. This free event is an evening of wellness featuring free non-fasting glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and hemoglobin screenings. There will also be pampering stations, educational seminars, food and fun. There will also be information available on topics such as breast health, heart health, rehabilitative services, pulmonary health, cancer care, children’s health and stroke care. The event will take place in the Greenhut Auditorium at Sacred Heart Hospital, 5151 North Ninth Ave. Guests should park in the Ninth Avenue garage and utilize the main hospital entrance. Space is limited, and RSVP is required. For registration or more information, call 416-1600.

Color Vibe 5K scheduled for Feb. 27

The Pensacola Color Vibe 5K is scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Vince J. Whibbs Maritime Park Amphitheater. Participants will be splashed with colored powder, and a dance party will be held after the run. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local American Diabetes Association office. For more information, go to www.the colorvibe.com or send an e-mail to support@ thecolorvibe.com.

Suicide intervention training available An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23-24 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Participation in the full two days is required. Registration deadline is March 18. For more information, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2341, ext. 5, or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

CREDO enrichment retreat offered

A Marriage Enrichment Retreat is being offered in Pensacola April 22-24 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The retreat can assist married couples in developing and strengthening a healthy marriage. Active-duty and family members are eligible for retreats (including reservists in an active status). Marriage and family retreat participant couples must be legally married when registering. The retreat starts at 7 p.m. Friday and ends

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Awards luncheon to be Feb. 25 Members of the Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States will present the 33rd annual Military Recognition luncheon and Margaret Flowers Civic Award ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at New World Landing. 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. 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. The guest speaker will be Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. Cost is $15 per person. Table sponsorship is $150. For more information or to make reservations, call 436-8552. around noon Sunday at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. The retreat is free. All lodging and meal expenses are paid. Transportation is not provided. For more information or to register, contact the NAS Pensacola Chapel at 452-2093 or e-mail tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Charity golf tournament to be April 1

Pen Air Federal Credit Union will present the 16th annual charity golf tournament April 1 at the A.C. Read Golf Course aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The tournament features a luncheon and putting contest at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The event benefits the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s annual Active Duty Fund Drive. Registration begins at $75 for individual golfers and $300 for a team of four players. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Interested golfers should contact Patty Veal at 505-3200, ext. 7777.

Mustangs looking for new members

The Emerald Coast Mustang Association (ECMA) is looking for Northwest Florida members. The association is for active-duty, reservists and retired Navy and Marine Corps limited duty officers, chief warrant officers and officers with at least four years of prior enlisted service. This year’s theme is “New Year, New Enthusiasm.” For more information, e-mail or call one the ECMA officers: • President, Capt. Lee Alexander, at lee.alexander@navy.mil; 452-4989. • Vice president, Capt. Mike Whitt, at michael.whitt@navy.mil; 452-4029. • Treasurer, retired Cmdr. Evan Hipsley, at dawgonit@att.net. • Historian, retired Capt. Tom Pruter, at tpruter27@gmail.com. • Secretary, Lt. Cmdr. Tim Kelly, at timothy.j.kelly1@navy.mil; 452-8518.

Passes available for Battleship Park

The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, 2703 Battleship Parkway, in Mobile, Ala., is participating in the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12. Admission to the park will be free when you present a museum day pass. To download a pass and for instructions, go to Smithsonian.com/museumday. One pass gives you two free admissions. One pass per person allowed. For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www.ussalabama.com.

Navy nurses invited to an open house Navy nurses (active, reserve, retired and previously commissioned) are invited to a attend a meetand-greet open house for the Gulf Coast Navy Nurse Corps Association (GCNNCA) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the home of Susan McCord, 7986 Castle Pointe Way. Special attendance prizes will be awarded. RSVP by Feb. 24 to TAMB1466@gmail.com or text/call 776-2123. For more information or to arrange transportation, contact Vicki Coyle at (251) 942-6382 or by e-mail vcoyle@gulftel.com at least 24 hours prior to the event.

Two business workshops announced The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida is presenting two workshops at the Santa Rosa Economic Development Office, 6491 Caroline St. No. 4, Milton. • “Steps to Starting a Business” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 23. Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including:

idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Attendance fee is $35 for the public and free for students and employees of the University of West Florida who present a Nautilus card and serviceconnected disabled veterans. • “Is Your Business Concept Feasible?” is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 24. Learn the essentials for developing your business concept and leave with a foundation for moving forward. There is no fee for this workshop, but pre-registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited. To register for either workshop, call 474-2528 or go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “Training Opportunities.”

Ballet performances to spread HOPE The Harnessing Opportunity & Power of Education (HOPE) Foundation has announced that Kentucky Ballet Theatre, a professional company from Lexington, Ky., will be its inaugural beneficiary. “An Extension of HOPE” will be presented March 2-6 at the Rex Theatre, 18 North Palafox Street. Free educational outreach programs will be presented March 2 and March 3 for participating schools. Public performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. March 4 and 2 p.m. March 5. Tickets are $25. A military appreciation performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 5. Tickets are $17. The performance is for active duty and retired military and their families. Tickets for the military may be purchased online and will only be available for will call pickup as one valid military ID will be required to claim the tickets. A church appreciation performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 6. Tickets are $20. For more information go to HOPEpns.com or KYBallet.com or call (859) 252-5245.

Navy Yacht Club plans Feb. 27 race The Navy Yacht Club will present the first race in the 2016 Commodore’s Cup Race Series Feb. 27. Race registration and a regatta celebration social will begin at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27 in the Crow’s Nest at the Bayou Grande Marina. Entry fee for the regatta is $35 with U.S. Sailing Membership and $40 for non-member. The skipper’s briefing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., and the race start is scheduled for noon. Feb. 28 will be reserved as a make-up day if required. The Maxine Sansom Race No. 1 and Bay Championship Race No. 2 are scheduled to be held in conjunction with the Commodore’s Cup Race. The Commodore’s Cup is one of four races on Pensacola Bay throughout the year that count towards earning one of the Overall Commodore’s Cup Series trophies. The next Commodore’s Cup Race will be April 16, and it will be celebrated as the Navy Yacht Club’s 85th Anniversary Regatta. Registration and race information packages are available at http://www.navypnsyc.org. For race information, contact Barry Pokorney, Navy Yacht Club fleet captain, via e-mail at barry.pokorney@gmail.com.

Flora-Bama run/walk to be March 26 Flora-Bama is gearing up for the third annual Beach Run/Walk for America’s Warriors 5K and half marathon, which is scheduled for March 26. FloraBama is donating all registration fees to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (warrior@specialops.org) ensures financial aide and counseling to families of fallen heroes. The FloraBama donated $6,230 from the inaugural event and $11,208 from last year’s event. The race will be held on the beach behind the Flora-Bama starting at 7:30 a.m. for the half marathon and 9 a.m. for the 5K run/walk. Entry fees (donations) are $45 for the half marathon and $25 for 5K run/walk up to March 11. Race registration fees will increase a $10 after March 11. For more information, contact Jenifer Surface Ivey at jenifer@florabama.com or go to www.flora bama.com.

Art of Fashion scheduled for March 16 Covenant Care, in conjunction with local artists and fashion retailers, will present the 11th annual Art of Fashion event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at New World Landing. The event is a Kentucky Derby themed luncheon that features a runway fashion show, a silent auction, a derby hat contest and prize drawings. The fashion show will feature the latest looks from Chico’s of Pensacola, Lee Tracy, Intracoastal Outfitters, The Bridal Loft, Don Alan’s and Randall’s Formal Wear. The silent auction will showcase health, beauty, fashion and art. Tickets are $35 per person prior to March 16, and $40 at the door. For more information, contact Covenant Care at 438-9714 or go to www.choosecovenant.org.

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GOSPORT Honoring the contributions of African-Americans to our proud naval history

Ens. Jesse LeRoy Brown

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ebruary is Black History Month, a time to commemorate the history and heritage of African-Americans and their accomplishments in the U.S. Navy. Here are a few notable figures from naval history. BMCM Carl M. Brashear, while on assignment during bomb recovery operations in March 1966, a line used for towing broke loose, causing a pipe to strike Brashear’s left leg below the knee, nearly shearing it off. Brashear developed a terrible infection in that leg and it was eventually amputated. Even after Brashear‘s leg was re-

BMCM (MDV) Carl M. Brashear

moved he was determined to follow his dream and continue his service in the U.S. Navy. After retiring from the Navy as a master chief diver in 1979, he served as a civilian employee for the government at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., and retired in 1993. BMCM Brashear died July 25, 2006. He was the subject of the movie, “Men of Honor.” The Golden Thirteen were the 13 AfricanAmerican enlisted men who became the first black commissioned and warrant officers in the U.S. Navy. Before June 1, 1942, African-Americans could only join the Navy’s

messman or steward ratings, which not only segregated them from the rest of the Navy community, but also prohibited them from becoming commissioned officers. The Golden Thirteen broke the color barrier. Read more in “The Negro in the Navy” from Kelly Miller’s book (published 1919) “History of the World War for Human Rights.” Doris Miller, for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, was the first African-American to be awarded the Navy Cross. He was also featured as the “First U.S. Hero of World War II” in Ebony magazine (December 1969). Nearly two years after Pearl Harbor, he was killed in action when USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during the Battle of Makin. Jesse LeRoy Brown, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1926 and lost his life for his country on Dec. 4, 1950. He was the first African-American aviator in the U.S. Navy, a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the first African-American naval officer killed in the Korean War. He died in the wreckage of his airplane on Dec. 4, 1950. Harriet Ida Pickens and Ens. Frances Wills became the first two African-American female officers in the WAVES in November 1944. They

graduated from the Naval Reserve Midshipmen’s School (Women’s Reserve) at Northampton, Mass. By the time World War II ended on Sept. 2, 1945, Harriet Ida Pickens and Frances Wills were the only two black female officers among the Navy’s 86,000 WAVES. Robert Smalls, became a ship’s pilot, sea captain and politician. He freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery on May 13, 1862, by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the CSS Planter, in Charleston harbor. He sailed it to freedom from Confederate-controlled waters to the Federal blockade. His example and persuasion helped convince President Abraham Lincoln to accept AfricanAmerican Soldiers into the Union Army. Adm. Michelle Howard is not only the first woman to become a four-star admiral and

Adm. Michelle Howard

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In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) has announced the availability of original artwork available for download from DEOMI’s public website, www.deomi.org. Illustration courtesy of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

African-American woman to hold that post. Wesley Brown was born April 3, 1927, in Baltimore, Md. He graduated from Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. He served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War and served in the U.S. Navy from May 2, 1944, until June 30, 1969. He died at age 85, May 22, 2012, in Silver Spring, Md. Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely Jr served 38 years in the U.S. Navy from 1942–1980. He was the first AfricanAmerican to command a Navy ship, the first to

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command a fleet and the first to become an admiral. He received the Le-

Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely Jr.

gion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. He

died at the age of 82, Oct. 22, 2004. African-American Sailors progressed from messmen and stewards to four-star admirals and the office of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations. America is grateful, thankful and proud of the achievements of African-Americans in naval history as well as the Sailors of America’s Navy who today continue to build on the tradition of excellence established by those who went before them. This month is dedicated to them and their legacy of service.

Biography: Gen. Colin Powell Colin Luther Powell, born April 5, 1937, is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States secretary of state, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African-American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Adviser (1987-1989), as commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993), holding the latter position during the Persian Gulf War. Born in Harlem as the son of Jamaican immigrants, Powell was the first, and so far the only, AfricanAmerican to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first of two consecutive black presidential appointees to serve as U.S. secretary of state.




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Now accepting applications: U.S.N.A. 2016 Summer STEM Program By Lt. Cmdr. Teng K. Ooi Missile Defense Agency/NavAir Reserve Program


pplications for the 2016 Naval Academy Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Program are open at www.usna.edu/ admissions/ STEM. Session dates include June 6-11 for rising ninth graders; June 13-18 for rising 10th graders; and June 20-24 for rising 11th graders. This annual summer program is designed to expose young people to STEM concepts and technologies and to encourage 9th-11th graders to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology throughout high school, college and beyond. The aim is to integrate STEM-focused concepts across the curriculum and pave the way for students to succeed academically in mathematics and science and

help put them on a path towards successful STEM careers. An effective and practical way to stimulate student interest in STEM is to show how mathematics and science principles are applied to create exciting technologies. The 2016 STEM program showcases the latest in technological advances in a wide variety of science and engineering topics to include energy and light, infrastructure, transportation, cybersecurity, environmental challenges, flight and fluids, automation, simulation and modeling, biometrics and robotics.

Students participate in project-based modules using a hands-on, real-world approach to solving design and analysis problems at the U.S. Naval Academy’s world-class laboratory facilities. This unique learning environment promotes engineering “habits of mind” such as critical thinking, optimization, innovation, creativity, and teamwork. It exposes students to a problem-based environment outside the traditional classroom. The 2016 Summer STEM Program is a great start to a student’s career in science and engineering.

STEM students participate in a variety of hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities, and have the opportunity to interact with the U.S. Naval Academy faculty and midshipmen, who serve as role models and mentors for the students. USNA photo

Pine Forest NJROTC Brain Brawl winners ... The Pine Forest High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) unit was the host of the Area 8 Academic “Brain Brawl” Championship Feb. 6. Participants from Escambia County School District included NJROTC units from Pine Forest, Escambia, Washington and Northview high schools. Members of the top two teams will vie for the National Brain Brawl Championship, which are scheduled to take place April 30 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Pine Forest team No. 1 (pictured) was top finisher.(Left-right) Edwin Gibbons, II, Joseph Lupton, Melissa Schumacher and Rachel Rudd. Photo courtesy Kim Stefansson, Escambia County School District



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Crews Into Shape Challenge starts March 6 From Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Public Affairs

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) – The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) announced the 16th annual Crews Into Shape Challenge Feb. 9. Crews Into Shape is held every March in conjunction with National Nutrition Month and is sponsored annually by NMCPHC. The four-week challenge that runs from March 6 through April 2 uses a team approach to promote wellness, combining the support of friends, colleagues, and family members to work toward a healthier lifestyle. The challenge is open to all active duty and reserve service members in the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air

Force and Coast Guard, as well as Department of Defense (DoD) family members and civilians. “The Crews Into Shape challenge continues NMCPHC’s ongoing commitment to provide programs that support lifelong healthy behaviors and lifestyles,” said Diana Settles, the director of the 2016 Crews Into Shape at NMCPHC. “Through this challenge, our goal is to provide a fun, free, and team-oriented activity that helps promote and guide improved

physical activity and healthy eating habits.” Participants generate teams comprised of up to 10 members, create a team name, and earn points based on NMCPHC’s standardized rules and scoring system. Points are accrued for eating two cups of fruit and three cups of vegetables daily, performing 30 minutes of aerobic exercise or 15 minutes of vigorous exercise daily, maintaining or achieving a goal weight, and engaging in other healthy activities. Since 2001, Crews Into Shape has been a staple health and wellness initiative within the DoD community and both participation and public response has been tremendously positive. “In 2015, we had 1,941 registered crew members and 311 crews from

across the DoD family,” Settles said. “According to the 2015 post-challenge survey, 187 respondents indicated that Crews Into Shape improved their daily fruit and vegetable consumption habits (82 percent) and improved their daily exercise routines 78 percent.” Get ready to get healthier in 2016 and submit your registration to NMCPHC by March 5. You can visit the official Crews Into Shape website to find registration details and to review resources supporting this year’s challenge. Go to: http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/ health-promotion/Pages/crews-intoshape.aspx. For more news from Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/nmcphc/.


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Retired Navy CMC Mark Curley was stationed in Iraq with a Navy EA-6B Prowler squadron from 2005-2006. He will talk about the experience Feb. 20 at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

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As part of the National Naval Aviation Museum’s Discovery Saturday series, retired Navy CMC Mark Curley will present “The Iraq War: A Navy Prowler Squadron on the Ground in the Combat Zone� at 10 a.m. Feb. 20. Curley will share his expeditionary deployment experience in the Iraq War from 2005-2006. His Navy EA-6B Prowler squadron conducted electronic attack combat missions from within the infamous “Sunni Triangle� combat zone operating from Al Asad, Iraq. Discovery Saturday is free

and open to the public. The museum is the world’s largest naval aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. It features more than 150 restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard aviation. The historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on the 37-acre grounds. Due to a recent change in access policy at Naval Air Station Pensacola all visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of

Defense (DoD) identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a DoD identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the west gate located off Blue Angel Parkway. Visitors to the museum also must have valid photo identification and all bags are subject to search. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free and the museum offers a full slate of events throughout the year. For a complete list of events, exhibits and attractions at the museum, go to www.navalaviationmuseum. org or call the Naval Aviation Foundation at Museum 453-2389.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Norm of the North,� PG, 5 p.m.; “13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,� R, 7 p.m.; “The 5th Wave,� PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Dirty Grandpa,� R, 8 p.m.


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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the 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 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Fleet and Family Support Center • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. Feb. 26 and March 25. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • Healing the Angry Brain: Six weekly sessions begin 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. March 1. A neuropsychological approach to understanding anger. Preregistration is required; contact susan.rivazfar@navy.mil or 452-5611. • Family Caregiver Seminar: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 9. Taking care of aging parents and children while on active duty presents a challenge. Find out how to navigate the challenge with the vast resources

available to assist military families. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Tips to Building Self Esteem: 1 p.m. March 10 at FFSC. Low self-esteem can negatively affect every facet of your life, your relationships, your job and your health. Learn to improve your selfesteem. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Who Cares What’s on My Credit Report?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 2. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, call 4525609. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 7 and March 28. A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents are welcome. For more information or to register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs help delivering meals to homebound elderly throughout Escambia County. Flexible schedules. For information, go

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