African-American/Black History Month observance ... NAS Pensacola is scheduled to hold its annual African-American/Black History Month program at the Naval Aviation Schools Command auditorium Feb. 28 at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker for the event will be NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins. For more information, contact SH1(SW/AW) Lajoy Battle at 452-4755.
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NASP, NASWF participating in security exercise Solid CurtainCitadel Shield also see increased military activity and possible traffic congestion associated with Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, the exercise. NAS Whiting Field, NASP Corry Station Naval Hospital Pensacola will have and Saufley Field are participating in ex- some participation in the exercise, but ercise Solid Curtain-Citadel services at the hospital will Shield 2014; a force protecEXERCISE not be affected. tion exercise that is being At NAS Whiting Field, conducted by Commander, “Measures have been taken to U.S. Fleet Forces Command minimize disruptions to norand Commander, Navy Inmal base and station operastallations Command on all tions, but there may be times continental United States when the exercises cause innaval installations from creased traffic around the through Feb. 28. base, diversions of normal This annual exercise was traffic patterns and delays in developed to enhance the training and base access,” public affairs spokesman readiness of Navy security personnel Jay Cope said. while establishing a learning environment “Military personnel, civilian employto exercise functional plans and opera- ees, retirees, family members and visitors tional capabilities. should factor in additional time for getting During the Solid Curtain-Citadel through gates to conduct business aboard Shield 2014 exercise, NAS Pensacola the base,” Cope added. complex personnel and visitors should Citadel Shield is a regularly scheduled factor in additional time for getting exercise and is not being held in response through gates to conduct business on the to any specific threat. bases. Vehicle drivers and passengers For more information contact NAS should carry proper identification with Pensacola Public Affairs, 452-4379, 452them at all times. Local area residents may 4436 or 452-2552.
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RPSR Michael Sency, far left, and RPSN Kenneth Lindsay complete Navy elearning courses at the Religious Program Specialist “A” School at Fort Jackson. Photo by Lt. Cmdr. Yolanda Gillen
Navy e-Learning now offers direct access By Ed Barker NETC PAO
Delivering on their goal of providing access to Navy training anytime, anyplace, the Navy Education and Training Command (NETC) and the Sea Warrior Program Office announced Feb. 13 the availability of direct Internet access to Navy eLearning (NeL) content. “Most Navy Learners were previ-
ously accessing NeL through Navy Knowledge Online,” said Hank Reeves, NeL project director. “That was a multistep process that is now significantly streamlined with the ability to access courses directly, without going through NKO.” Using the direct NeL link of https://www.aas.prod.nel.training.na vy.mil will take you directly to the
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Original plans for Mustin Beach Club’s floor artwork unearthed Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
A son’s search for his father’s lost artwork has turned into a potential legacy for NAS Pensacola. Larry Bartoli of Weatherford, Texas, is the son of Italian immigrant and skilled stoneworker Julius Bartoli. The elder Bartoli’s terrazzo company – J. Bartoli Co. of Dallas, Texas – worked on many government projects in the 1930s through 1970s, including the star map diagram at the Hoover Dam. During a recent visit to Bartoli’s cousin’s home, a yellowing document rolled up in plastic was discovered – some of the long-missing engineering plans for NAS Pensacola’s Mustin Beach Club’s terrazzo floor. There were also old photos of the newly finished floor’s artwork. Curiosity prompted Bartoli to visit NASP, so he brought his documents to share the information with the base’s public affairs
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Larry Bartoli, right, and Mustin Beach Club Manager Jessica Fuentes look over a terrazzo floor inlay at the club. The artwork was completed by J. Bartoli Co. – Bartoli’s father’s company.
office and the National Naval Aviation Museum. “I was passing through, and I wanted to see it; to get some history for myself,” Bartoli said. “I’ve never seen the installation (of this terrazzo) before. (Julius Bartoli) did work
all over the country. All I know is this was during World War II, because he told me he got an exemption (from military service) as a government contractor. It may have also been
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More than 50 service members and civilians from the U.S. Navy’s premier training facility for operational medicine and aviation survival training celebrated Black History Month with a command-wide observance Feb. 14 NAS Pensacola. The celebration, sponsored by the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) Diversity Committee, featured selected readings from African-American Heritage Society (AAHS) of Pensacola members, something NMOTC Diversity Officer Lt. j.g. Matthew Christensen said can provide an insight into a culture rich in tradition and heritage. “NMOTC is a diverse command with various nationalities and ethnicities,” he said. “The staff is very open to cultural awareness, which is why these types of command functions are so successful. This event – like all multicultural Ora Wills, member of the events – is designed to pro- African-American Heritage Somote awareness, and the ciety of Pensacola reads a pasAAHS of Pensacola provided sage from a book to more than a thought-provoking and edu- 50 NMOTC, NAMI and NSTI cational presentation.” service members and civilians
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during a Feb. 14 diversity event. Photo by MC1 Bruce Cummins
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‘Military Saves Week’ Feb. 24-March 1 From NASP Fleet and Family Support Center
Military Saves Week (Feb. 24-March 1) is chance for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Now is the time to take action and “Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically.” 1. Pledge to save. Those with a savings plan are twice as likely to save for emergencies and retirement than those without a plan. Join more than 350,000 people who have already committed to save. When you take the pledge, you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. 2. Discover your savings options. Use tools and resources from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, a Military Saves partner. This foundation’s
saveandinvest.org website can be used to educate yourself on retirement and other savings resources. 3. Saver checklist: evaluate your savings preparedness. This checklist is made up of characteristics of successful savers, which include debt management. It can serve as a useful starting point for evaluating one’s savings preparedness. 4. Share your savings goal. People save more successfully when they have a goal in mind. That’s why we’ve created posters so you can put your savings goal into perspective and share it. 5. Share savings tips and advice with family and friends. On Twitter and Facebook? Share these social media posts with your friends and followers to encourage them to save.
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“My Learning” and “Course Catalog” tabs of the NeL learning management system after login. “Going directly to NeL will make searching for their desired content much easier,” said Brenda McCreary, NKO service desk manager. “If you enter through NKO and use the NKO search engine looking for courses, you may get numerous returns that aren’t very helpful. Going directly to NeL lets you use their search engine and that gets you strictly learning-related returns, streamlining finding the course you are looking for.” Although direct access to NeL is available through the Internet, a Common Access Card (CAC) is still required for NeL login. Courses on NeL have been standardized to run using the Internet Explorer (IE) browser. “Many of our courses take advantage of the latest in multi-media content to improve the learning experience,” Reeves added. “In order to ensure compatibility with these courses, NeL provides configuration guides for many of the latest versions of IE. NeL also provides a plug-in analyzer to help customers confirm they are able to access and run the multi-media content, and both of these services are on one page. To access them, customers may simply click on the ‘Browser Configuration’ link, located in the NeL Help section, on the right-hand side of the ‘My Learning’ page.” According to Reeves, NeL is the world’s largest learning management system in terms of volume. “Virtually every Sailor, government civilian and contractor uses NeL to keep current with required General Military Training, including the newly-updated Department of Defense Cyber Awareness Challenge Course,” said Reeves. “Last year, the Cyber Awareness Challenge course had more than 232,000 completions, and last year we had more than 4 million completions for all courses.” “From the beginning, it was a goal as we implemented our new Learning Management System to offer direct access to our NeL users in addition to access through NKO,” added Reeves. “Although NKO was designed as a one-stop-shop portal for the lion’s share of Navy electronic content, allowing access options for our customers only makes sense.” Since 2001, Sailors have depended on Navy e-Learning (NeL) to help advance their careers and stay current with training requirements. Courses range from Privacy and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Awareness Training – required of all Sailors, Marines, civilians, and contractors – to specific training for individual units. Trainees using NeL complete between four and five million online courses annually from an offering of more than 8,700 courses. The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) relies on NeL for use in schoolhouses for individual skills and skill refresher training. For more information about NETC visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/.
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Black History Month is celebrated annually in the United States, and was initially a recognition started in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson as a method of educating Americans about the cultural significance and achievements of African-Americans. The 2014 Black History Month theme, “Civil Rights in America,” was selected to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a landmark piece of civil rights legislation which outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities as well as women. During the two-hour presentation, NMOTC personnel heard readings from AAHS of Pensacola Program Coordinator Ora Wills from the book “When Black Folks Was Colored.” Wills also presented a brief history of African-American history in Pensacola. Christensen added that the value of cultural diversity throughout the ranks of the United States armed forces cannot be understated, saying that observances such as this serve to celebrate service members’ differences while highlighting the commonalities between all Sailors. “Events such as this serve to further not only the education of the Sailors and civilians working here, but the countless other individuals with whom they have contact,” he said. “We might all come from different backgrounds, different areas of the world, but we all have chosen in one way or another to serve the United States Navy. And that is directly reflective of the cross section of America the Navy is.” NMOTC, the recognized global leader in operational medical and aviation survival training, reports to Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC). NMETC manages Navy Medicine’s formal enlisted and officer education and training programs, medical operational training for medical and medical support personnel deploying worldwide, and training that prepares aviators and flight crews to survive in land and water mishaps. NMOTC and NMETC are part of the Navy Medicine team, a global health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide high-quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. For more news from Navy Medicine Education and Training Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ nmsc/.
Larry Bartoli, son of Julius Bartoli, the terrazzo craftsman who crafted NASP’s Mustin Beach Club floor artwork, shares the newly discovered floor plans with National Naval Aviation Museum Historian Hill Goodspeed (above, left and center). At right, Bartoli closely examines the sailing ship at the club with manager Jessica Fuentes. Photos by Mike O’Connor
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because he was a sole supporter of his family; his dad had passed away.” Terrazzo flooring – artwork made of a composite of marble or other mineral or ceramic chips set in cement – are a lasting form of artwork which goes back centuries to Italian origin. In the process, colored chips of stone are set in cement, heavy rollers compact it while it’s wet and then the surface is ground flat and polished. When it was completed, the club’s artwork set in stone an early prewar torpedo plane in the foyer, a threemasted sailing ship in the south hallway, a terrazzo “NASP duck” – base
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mascot J. Gosling – in the bar area and a large compass rose (face) in the building’s center. The date on Bartoli’s drawing of Mustin Beach’s torpedo plane reads “approved July 25, 1941.” Then called the Officers Club, Mustin Beach Club was built in 1940, according to the base’s building history survey. But for a time period spanning decades, Mustin Beach Club’s historic terrazzo flooring vanished from sight. When 2004’s Hurricane Ivan blasted NAS Pensacola with its 130 mph winds, the club was inundated with 12.9 feet of water, according to NASP Emergency Manager Burt Fenters. During the cleanup, as sand was
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
swept up from the building’s interior and sodden carpets rolled up for disposal, an amazing find was revealed. Underneath the mess were the torpedo bomber, the sailing ship and the compass, which had been hidden by carpeting and forgotten for more than 30 years. The bar’s visible “duck” was the only terrazzo inlay people knew about, said Jessica Fuentes, Mustin Beach Club’s manager. “It was in the early 1970s when (the floor) was covered over with carpet,” she said. “I can’t imagine them ever covering it up again.” Club server Carla Cohagan was among those working to clean up the The Rhodes Building, 41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 402, Pensacola, FL 32504, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.-A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.
hurricane debris when the artwork was rediscovered. She described what workers saw at the time: “Lots of sand. The employees actually took most of the sand out and discovered that the tile was still there. Then the historical society came over and stepped in. The compass was the first thing they saw, then the ship and the plane. They were shocked. They didn’t even know what was underneath here.” Bartoli has been in discussion with officials from the National Naval Aviation Museum about restoration and donation of the drawing. If it happens, it could possibly be on display by November 2014 – just in time for the base’s 100th anniversary.
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Critical mission: Establish an ethos of energy conservation By Anne Davis Deputy Commander, Navy Installations Command
Energy conservation is important to me and critical to our Navy. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is using mediums such as BRITE’s (the Navy’s Shore Energy Conservation mascot) social media sites (www.facebook.com/navybrite and www.twitter.com/navybrite) to get the word out and influence the Navy’s energy consumption culture. I want you to play a role in conserving energy in our Navy. Get your story out or participate in our conversation by “liking” Navy BRITE on Facebook or following him on Twitter. Energy is the single largest cost for our installations. Energy bills consume about 28 percent of our annual shore budget. The Navy is embarked on an aggressive approach to shore energy management to meet the aggressive energy conservation goals set by the Secretary of the Navy (SecNav) and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). When our energy rates or consumption increases, we are forced to cut back elsewhere. Ultimately, there are only two places we can go to get the funding for these “must-pay bills” – operations and training. SecNav said it best. When energy costs go up, “you fly less, you steam less, Marines go to the field less. Or, if the bill gets big enough, you have to start taking it out of platforms.” The Navy must reduce our energy costs to free up scarce budget dollars to support training and fleet operations. Energy consumption reduction
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leigh Burke-class destroyer. I am further encouraged by the energy conservation best practices that are taking place at bases across the Navy shore enterprise. Here are a couple of highlights: • Night audits: Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South Public Works Department conducted a night audit of base buildings that resulted in energy awareness and savings programs that could total more than $100,000 in savings during the fiscal year. The audit’s purpose was three-fold: overnight energy awareness, building energy moniBRITE is the Navy’s Shore Energy Contor (BEM) accountability and decreased servation mascot. energy usage. The night audits were inis a strategic imperative. strumental in bringing energy awareness SecNav set goals for the Navy Shore to the forefront of tenant commands and Energy Program to reduce our shore en- our CNIC team. Some initiatives that ergy by 50 percent by 2020, while pro- came about as a result of the night time viding reliable energy for Navy critical audits are: de-lamping the water tower assets. These targets require the reduc- saved $1,000 during the fiscal year, intion of shore energy consumption by 50 stallation of timers on lights and equippercent and require production of at least ment and removing underutilized 50 percent of shore based energy re- refrigerators. These savings may seem quirements from alternative sources. small, but if everyone followed this Working with our Naval Facilities Engi- practice across the shore enterprise, the neering Command partners, I intend for savings would add up quickly. NSA us to meet this goal. Mid-South saved 8.8 percent in energy Initial results of our energy conserva- from FY12 to FY13. Bravo Zulu. tion program are impressive. The Navy • Reduce excess footprint: Through has reduced shore energy consumption aggressive consolidation efforts and by 19 percent since 2003 and currently work with a “Space Allocation Commitproduces or consumes 23 percent of tee,” NAS Key West identified more shore energy from renewable sources. In than 52,000 square feet of excess space. addition, non-tactical vehicle (NTV) pe- To date, 25,000 square feet has been vatroleum consumption is down more than cated and power removed, with the other 20 percent since 2005. These savings are 25,000 square feet expected to be equal to 83,000 flight hours for an F/A- cleared by the end of FY14. This di18 Hornet or 3,000 days at sea for an Ar- vestiture will result in an estimated min-
imum saving of $150,000 to $200,000 in annual electric costs beginning this fiscal year. Less is more. While there are a lot of great things going on in our shore energy program; we need to do a lot more. The Navy’s energy conservation effort is both a challenge and an opportunity. The workplace accounts for most of the energy use at our Navy installations and it offers a unique opportunity for people to make a significant impact on conservation by putting into practice some of the following energy-saving actions: • Turn off lights, computers, monitors and non-computing equipment when not in use. • Use natural lighting when possible. • When working late, use task lighting. • Wear seasonally appropriate clothing. • Always use the second side of the paper. Energy-efficiency techniques as mentioned above remain the cheapest and quickest way to save energy. They should be pursued aggressively on a daily basis. Workers must take time to review their routines to conserve energy in our buildings; it’s what the occupants do when they are at work matters. Every dollar saved on energy is a dollar that can be spent on operations and training. I look forward to continuing this conversation on energy throughout the year and if you have a best energy conservation practice, you can share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for all you do for the shore enterprise.
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Navy Medicine Operational Training Center awarded NAS Pensacola Captain’s Cup From Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs
or the second consecutive year, service members attached to the U.S. Navy’s recognized global leader in operational medical and aviation survival training were awarded the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Captain’s Cup Championship Trophy during a ceremony Feb. 13 at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) auditorium. Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) Commanding Officer Capt. James Norton received the award from NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins. “The local NMOTC family [NAMI, the Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) and the Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC)] have always been active participants in base activities,” Norton said. “For these Sailors to be recognized as the basewide champions two years in a row is an amazing accomplishment.” The Captain’s Cup is a series of command team competition, individual sporting events, leagues and tournaments held aboard NAS Pensacola. Participants receive points for taking part in various events as well as points for the order in which they finish. Points are totaled at the end of the calendar year. Norton said a command’s receipt of the Captain’s Cup trophy showcases their willingness to work together as a team. “I’m a strong believer that winning the cup was an all-hands evolution,” he said. “Participation for Captain’s Cup is extremely important for commands because it brings Sailors together. Not only do these Sailors get to be involved in something, but it brings our families closer together.” Norton also said that while the nature of the Captain’s Cup remains competitive, the concept of command sporting contests reinforces the idea of the commonalities service members share. “The Captain’s Cup program provides men and women in the military something to help break the grind of their everyday work,” he said. “This allows them to participate with their shipmates in enjoyable but competitive sports, and with 24 sports to choose from, several people on base identify with certain sports and participate.” NAS Pensacola Captain’s Cup sports this year included: basketball, swimming, softball, flag football, soccer, tennis, golf, bowling, billiards, darts and a paintball tournament. While there is no prize – save bragging rights by the winning command – the trophy is displayed at the winning command throughout the
Naval Air Station Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins (center, right) presents Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Commanding Officer Capt. James Norton, MSC, the NAS Pensacola 2013 Captain’s Cup trophy Feb. 13. NMOTC has won the NAS Pensacola Captain’s Cup Challenge for the past two years. Photo by MC1 Bruce Cummins
year and returned to MWR Sports at the end of the Captain’s Cup season for presentation to the next winner. However, if a command wins the trophy three years in a row, they’re permitted to keep the award. Norton said the NMOTC efforts towards the NAS Pensacola Captain’s Cup are indicative of the continued efforts NMOTC staff always employs. “What these Sailors organized is truly outstanding, and to have it result in being recognized as the winning command on a base as large as NAS Pensacola really shows the amount of work, dedication and perseverance they put forth,” he said. “These
Sailors – and the dozens of others who work every day at jobs which are critical to the naval aviation mission – found a way to involve the command in a fun and challenging series of events, and I couldn’t be more proud of these young men and women and the whole of NMOTC.” NMOTC, the recognized global leader in operational medical and aviation survival training, reports to Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC), which manages Navy Medicine’s formal enlisted and officer education and training programs, medical operational training for medical and medical support personnel deploying worldwide,
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and training that prepares aviators and flight crews to survive in land and water mishaps. NMOTC and NMETC are all part of the Navy Medicine team, a global health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide high-quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield. For more news from Navy Medicine Education and Training Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ nmsc/.
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NHP earns star for baby-friendly environment Story, photo by MC1 James Stenberg Assistant Public Affairs Officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola
n 2013, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) was named the top naval hospital for patient satisfaction in regards to childbirths, and the hospital is continuing to find ways to improve the care it provides to mothers and newborns. The Florida Breastfeeding Coalition, a group of individuals, businesses and organizations aimed at improving the health of Floridians by working collaboratively to protect, promote and support breastfeeding, has a Five Star Certification Program and NHP just earned its first star. “Health care systems should ensure that maternity care practices provide education and counseling on breastfeeding,” said Regina A. Benjamin, former U.S. Surgeon General, in an article on babyfriendlyusa.org. “Hospitals should become more ‘baby-friendly’ by taking steps like those recommended by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative.” The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 1991 to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and maternal bonding. As part of the BFHI, UNICEF devel-
Kelly Trout (right), staff nurse in the newborn care clinic and lactation consultant at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), talks with a patient recently about the benefits of breastfeeding.
oped a “10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” guide for hospitals. The steps were developed from evidence-based practices that have been shown to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration. Any baby-friendly hospital or birthing facility wishing to attain a babyfriendly designation must adhere to the 10 steps to receive and retain the designation. “There are 10 steps to (create) a babyfriendly environment,” said Kelly Trout, staff nurse in the newborn care clinic and lactation consultant at NHP. “As an example, one (step) would be that a hospital doesn’t carry pacifiers. Our hospital does not carry them because we want babies to master breastfeeding and to help (mothers) bring in a strong milk supply. “Another one is to initiate immediate skin-to-skin contact for at least one hour after birth,” she said. “This is extremely important because with skin-to-skin, the
babies are right there next to you, they hear your heart beat and your breathing and they start to bond with you. They will usually breastfeed a lot sooner with extended skin-to-skin (contact) rather than taking them to the nursery.” Patient education is another of the 10 steps. NHP starts educating perspective moms during the prenatal period by asking them what their plans are for breast feeding. Regardless of the choice, NHP supports the parents in how they decide to feed their baby. “We do not push it on the parents,” Trout said. “When (patients) come in and are not sure about breastfeeding, it is our responsibility to at least educate them. We let them know we are here to support them, but we will not bring it up again. If they choose not to breastfeed, we will provide the families with the formula they choose to use.” The benefits of breast milk have been well documented. According to
www.healthychildren.org, human milk provides virtually all the protein, sugar and fat babies need to be healthy. It also contains many substances that benefit the baby’s immune system, including antibodies, immune factors, enzymes and white blood cells. These substances protect babies against a wide variety of diseases and infections not only while they are breastfeeding, but in some cases long after they have weaned. The hospital holds a breastfeeding class every two weeks. The purpose of the class is to educate the new parents on what to expect if they decide to breastfeed. “During the class, we touch on the benefits of breastfeeding, positions of breastfeeding and just the very basics,” Trout said. “I like to focus my class on the first three weeks of breast feeding because that’s the hardest time and that’s when we have the most moms that quit. Between nights three and five, I call them crazy baby nights, the babies usually just want to cry all night long and they want to nurse. Parents think ‘oh my-gosh what am I doing wrong, I think my baby is starving,’ but I tell them that this is normal.” Naval Hospital Pensacola continues to examine, challenge and modify longstanding policies and procedures in an attempt to make it a more baby-friendly hospital and earn additional stars. The process to earn additional stars is lengthy, but the staff at NHP is dedicated to earning them. “Our hospital environment is awesome because all our labor and delivery nurses are breastfeeding friendly and very helpful with our patients,” Trout said. “We have some very proactive nurses and they are doing a great job of supporting the moms.” For more information about breastfeeding contact NHP Labor and Delivery at 505-6782. For more news from Naval Hospital Pensacola, go to www.navy.mil/ local/nh_pensacola/.
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Artesia, N.M., hosts TraWing-5 detachment By Ens. Lindsay Grover NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office
raining Air Wing Five (TraWing-5) deployed a detachment of aircraft and personnel to Artesia, N.M., for 10 weeks beginning in January to conduct primary flight training operations. The detachment will help speed up the training of student aviators as well as provide a more consistent flying schedule than available in Northwest Florida during the winter months. Artesia was chosen for detachment operations after careful statistical analysis of different weather metrics that impact U.S. Navy primary flight training operations showed that the clear skies of Southeastern New Mexico would allow for more sorties than at NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) during the same time frame. Good weather in New Mexico affords the wing to fly students more often than possible if training was conducted exclusively at NASWF. The detachment is deployed with the intent of improving efficiency and reducing the cost of producing a combat-ready pilot. The close proximity of the municipal airport at Artesia to the forward operating base at the Roswell International Air Center, combined with Artesia’s long, wide runways also made it an
ideal location for conducting landing pattern training for fledgling Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard pilots. “We’re very fortunate to enjoy the close cooperation of the Roswell Air Traffic Control Facility to increase safety and prevent negative impacts to the civilian aviators in the area while we practice our maneuvers in the vicinity of airports like Artesia,” said Lt. Col. John Payne, TraWing-5 operations officer. “Additionally, with the enthusiastic support of local airfields such as the Artesia, we’ve been able to increase our training ef- (Above, below left) Navy training personnel brief Army Junior ROTC cadets about the T-6 Texan II aircraft. The fectiveness and safety by New Mexico ROTC students got a rare chance to see the aircraft while Training Air Wing Five has a detachment evenly distributing our of instructors and students in the Roswell area for winter training. Photos courtesy of TraWing-5 operations and preventing the over-crowding of posed to instruments in- Training Syllabus takes training in New Mexico rental vehicles as well as side the cockpit, – aero- approximately 28 weeks who are in a phase of the providing lodging and any single field.” Primary students in batic, and formation for a student to complete. syllabus that requires the meals to the deployed Artesia are receiving in- flying, as well as instru- While only deployed for best weather, minimizing force will likely total struction in visual – flight ment and visual naviga- nine weeks, Training Air the impact that bad around $900,000 during Wing Five has carefully weather has on “time-to- the 10 weeks. relying on visual cues tion. “Experience has The Primary Flight selected students for train” back home. While outside the aircraft as opthe detachment will be proven that conducting on the ground in New training detachments in Mexico for about 10 favorable locations actuweeks, most students ally improves the reguwill be on site for only larity and quality of about two to three weeks training during the chalat a time as they take ad- lenging winter months vantage of the weather back home. This in turn they need to advance in reduces student pilot the visual portion of the time-to-train and generates a net savings in the syllabus. Costs associated with process – a good value securing the necessary for all concerned,” Payne airport facilities and said.
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Navy League plans awards luncheon
Members of the Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States have scheduled the annual Military Recognition Day luncheon and Margaret Flowers Civic Award ceremony for 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at New World Landing. The guest speaker will be Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan. 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. Cost is $15 per person. For more information, call 436-8552
SAPR program training scheduled
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program will be offering point of contact, command liaison and data collection coordinator training in March. The point of contact class will take place 8 a.m. to noon March 5; the command liaison training will take place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6; and the data collection coordinator course take place 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 7. All classes will be taught at the Fleet and Family Support Center. The last day for registration is March 4. If you need to sign up for training, contact one of the Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC), Lillie Johnson, 452-5109, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rachel Phillips, 452-5328, email@example.com, or the NASP SAPR civilian victim’s advocate, Anne Ballensinger, 452-9017, anne.ballensinger@ navy.mil, or call the Fleet and Family Support Center at 452-5990, ext. 0.
Reserve seat for food safety course
A Food Safety Supervisor/Manager Course is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11 and 12 onboard NASP Corry Station in Bldg. 3776 (behind Army Vet Clinic). Attendees will receive the fiveyear person in charge certification required for Navy and Marine Corps food service establishments. Class seats can be reserved until March 4 by contacting the Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Preventive Medicine Department by phone at 452-6768 or by e-mail at PCOLA-PreventiveMedicine@med. navy.mil.
‘Crimes of the Heart’ on stage in Pace
Panhandle Community Theatre is presenting “Crimes of the Heart” at 7:30 p.m. today, Feb. 21, and tomorrow, Feb. 22, and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Performances continue Feb. 27-28 and March 1-2. Tickets are $9 to $12. Seating is limited. For reservations, call (850) 221-7599, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The theatre is located at 4646 Woodbine Road in Storage Masters Center off Highway 90 in Pace. For more information, go to http://panhandle communitytheatre.com.
USS Lexington reunion announced
The USS Lexington Association has announced its annual reunion will be held Oct. 5-9 in Corpus Christi, Texas. All crew members, attached air wings, Marines and their families are welcome. For more information, go to www.usslexington cv16.com or call Bob DiMonte at 492-3483.
Senior Follies coming March 14-16
The theme for the 17th annual Pensacola Seniors Follies will be “20th Century Movies.” The comedy, dance and song show is scheduled for March 14-16 at WSRE-TV Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio. The first performance will be at 7 p.m. March 14 followed by matinee performances at 2 p.m. March 15 and March 16. Tickets can be purchased at Bayview Senior Center, West Escambia Senior Center and at the door. Ticket information is also available by calling 453-3016 or 417-7736.
School choice applications available
Online applications for elementary choice programs are being accepted through March 14 for magnet or career academy schools within the Escambia County School District. Applications can be submitted through the following link: http://choice.escambiaschools.org/. If you have any questions, call School Choice at 469-5580, or contact Carissa Bergosh, NASP school liaison officer, at 293-0322.
Volunteers wanted at Fort Pickens
Superintendent Dan Brown has announced that the Gulf Islands National Seashore is looking for volunteers to assist with the campground registration office at Fort Pickens. Volunteers are needed to work two, six hour daytime shifts per week to answer phones and visitor questions. Applicants will be required to complete a security background check. The park will pay all costs associated with obtaining the background check. Interested persons
Historian plans presentation at museum Story, photo from National Naval Aviation Museum
History and films will be in the spotlight during upcoming events at the National Naval Aviation Museum: • History presentation: As part of its Discovery Saturday series, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation has scheduled an appearance by award-winning military historian and author Bruce Gamble at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 22. Gamble will present and sign his new book, “Target: Rabaul,” the final book
in his World War II “War in the Pacific” trilogy. • “Breakfast and a Movie”: “Everest,” the final in a series of classic films, will be shown at 9 a.m. Feb. 25 on the IMAX giant screen. Continental breakfast will be served with coffee in a take-home stainless travel mug. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $8 per person. For a list of other events, exhibits and attractions at the museum, visit www.Naval AviationMuseum.org or call the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at 453-2389.
should contact volunteer coordinator Roxanne Sellers at 934-2608 or Stace Wilson 934-2622 for details.
Film focuses on life of conservationist
Gulf Islands National Seashore will present the film “Green Fire, Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” at 10 a.m. March 11 in the Fort Pickens Auditorium. The film explores the life and legacy of conservationist Aldo Leopold and the many ways his land ethic philosophy lives on in the work of people and organizations all over the country today. The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. A land ethic value-based discussion with certified instructor Susan Feathers will follow the film. The program is free; however, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens area. For more information call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at 934-2600 or go to www.nps.gov/guis.
Weather group announces reunion
The Naval Weather Service Association has scheduled its 40th reunion for April 27- May 1 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pensacola. Anyone interested in meteorology or oceanography is invited to attend. Events, cost, and registration form can be found at www.navalweather.org. Registration deadline is March 1. For more information, contact Patrick O’Brien at email@example.com or 968-0552.
School to present auction March 1
Escambia Christian School will presents its 10th annual “A Bid for Excellence” auction March 1 at Gateway Church of Christ Family Life Center, 245 Brent Lane. Doors open at 4 p.m. for preview of items. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Live auction will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. Seating is limited. For more information, call 433-8476.
Chefs to compete in Cajun cook-off
Seven restaurants are signed up for a Mardi Gras Cajun Cook-off scheduled for March 1. The professional chefs dueling for bragging rights and $500 in prizes will represent Flora-Bama Yacht Club, Happy Harbor, Joe Patti Seafood, The Crab Trap, Triggers, Las Brisa and Fisherman’s Corner. In addition, a “backyard cook-off” will be held for amateur chefs who will compete for a separate pot of $500 in prize money. The food is part of a day of fun at Hub Stacey’s at the Point, Galvez Landing, off Innerarity Point Road. A boat parade starts at Hub Stacy’s at noon and travels to the Oyster Bar , Sunset Grille and the Flora-Bama Yacht Club before returning. Boaters will throw beads and moon pies to spectators on the shore. Live music begins with the Foxy Iguanas at 2 p.m., followed by T’Monde Cajun Band at 4 p.m. and Acadien Cajun Band from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fireworks will cap the event at 8 p.m. For more information, go to www.visit perdido.com or call 492-4660.
PJC presenting Lumberjack Festival
Get ready to roll – log roll, that is – at the 26th annual Forestry Conclave and Lumberjack Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1 at Pensacola State College’s Milton campus, 5988 Highway 90. The free community event features adult forestry skills competitions all day; events for children (12 and younger) 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and events for juniors (13-15) 11 a.m. to noon. Competitions include knife and axe throwing, log rolling, bow sawing, cross-cut sawing and pulpwood tossing. Competitors must be 16 or older to
compete in the adult division. There is a $3 participation fee for the first event and $1 per person fee for each additional event. Children, senior citizens and high school students compete for free. The event will also feature food, bluegrass music, children’s activities and nature and wildlife exhibits. While the supply lasts, festival-goers also will be able to select free tree seedlings and receive information from experts on planting and proper care. For more information, call 484-4463 or go to http://lumberjack.pensacolastate.edu.
Theater group plans card party
The Pensacola Little Theater Guild has scheduled a card party for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11 at Pensacola Yacht Club. The event will feature games of Mexican train dominoes, bridge, other card games and a buffet lunch. Cost is $25. Checks can be sent to Connie Vance, 1928 Crowne Pointe Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32506; or Toni Kirkman, 4320 Whiteleaf Court, Pensacola, FL 32504. For more information, go to www.pensacolalittletheatre.com/get-involved/plt-guild.
Annual ‘Cabaret’ has circus theme
Pensacola Little Theatre’s annual fundraising event, “Cabaret,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 29 at the Pensacola Cultural Center. This year’s event, “Circus Nouveau,” will feature five venues decorated with themes from the circus. The event also will feature signature drinks, entertainment, carnival games and gourmet goodies. Ticket prices are $50 to $75. For tickets, call 4322042, or go to www.pensacolalittletheatre.com. You can also visit the PLT Box Office at 400 South Jefferson St. This event is for 21 and older. For additional information, call 434-0257.
Rage 5K event scheduled for March 22
The Rage 5K event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. March 22 at Pensacola Maritime Park Amphitheater, 301 West Main Street. The event is a night run, walk and dance through downtown. It will begin at dusk with a pre-run event. Participants will run, walk or dance through black light areas, lasers and lights that will show off things that glow. There will be three stations with DJs. For competitive runners there will be a run clock available and optional chipped timing available. Tickets start at $20. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. For more information, go to http://rage5k.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Cadet group enrolling teens
NAS Pensacola’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (1318 years old) and U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps (1113 years old) are enrolling interested youths. The unit meets one weekend per month throughout the year. The cadets participate in civic activities and training events. The program is open to both military and nonmilitary affiliated youths. Adult volunteers are also welcome. The unit is located in the old veterinary clinic (Bldg. 626A) behind the USO on NASP. Enrollment fees are $150 for initial enrollment. For more information go to www.seacadets.org or contact Lt. j.g. Darrell Harp at email@example.com or Luis Sepulveda at 458-1088.
NMCRS has openings for volunteers
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) has openings for client service assistants (CSAs) and financial caseworkers at their office aboard NAS Pensacola. Volunteers for these positions should be computer literate. The NMCRS also has openings for cashiers and other retail store positions at its thrift shop on Corry Station. The NMCRS will provide training, mileage reimbursement and child care for volunteers. For information, call 452-2300 and ask for Ginny Goodman, Amanda Shadden or Jackie Whitney.
You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication.
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February 21, 2014
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“February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.” By Elsbeth Martindale http://www.couragetobloom.com
here is so much for teens to think about as they approach romance and dating. The breadth of information needed for happy, healthy relationships is great, and with teens, the emotional landscape through which those lessons must be learned can be pretty rocky. There are three very important questions, however, that can and should be asked, questions that will help get to a core of valuable information across that landscape. Teenagers will benefit from hearing the importance of these questions in small doses, over and over, in different settings, and from different angles, in order for this wisdom to become familiar and integrated. This kind of information and discussion will help them create a solid foundation for building positive relationships throughout their lives. 1) Do you like how this person is walking through the world and where they are headed? This is a question that encourages teens to look, listen, and scrutinize the people they wish to date. The question gives permission to be both picky and reflective. It is much more important for a teen to be asking if they like someone than asking if
someone likes them. This may seem selfish but it is an act of self-respect, not selfishness. When teens focus on whether they are liked by another, rather than their own preferences and desires, they set themselves up to be dependent on others for validation and direction. This question also encourages teens to accept others as they are. Invite teens to be real about the person they are interested in, seeing them accurately, faults and all. By asking this question teens may avoid taking on a relationship as a “project,” or partnering with someoneʼs potential rather than who they are right now. When teens ask this question they will look out at the future (not always an easy task for an adolescent) to see where others are going. Implied in this is a call to see if this direction is in harmony with teens own goals and aspirations. 2) Can you trust this person?
This is probably the most important question to have answered to determine the viability of a future relationship. Healthy and sustainable relationships are built on trust. Without it, the relationship is doomed to be either short lived or continually conflictual. Teach children to know how to assess if someone is trustworthy. Talk about the importance of honesty and truth-telling in a partner, since deceit erodes trust more quickly than anything. Trust allows for comfort and ease in a relationship, and it is in this kind of environment that individuals and relationships can grow and blossom. 3) Does this person bring you joy? This question also puts the focus inward, asking teens to listen to themselves. Being reflective and self-examining helps teens steer their lives with conscious intention. It encourages them to be self-
directed and responsible. Teach teenagers to listen to their own heart and make this the focus of their dating experience, especially focusing on what brings them joy. There are many nuanced questions that can be broken out of these three main concerns. And there are many more questions that teens can ask themselves and their po-
tential partners. But these core questions are a perfect place to start. If possible, begin teaching teens to think about these kinds of questions before they get involved in a relationship. Encourage them to follow their attractions but to do so from the kind of rational framework that these questions are meant to provide. By keeping the above questions in mind as
they begin dating, teenagers will be able to look within themselves, to know how to choose partners wisely and thoughtfully, and be better able to enjoy the delight of exploring romance while perhaps keeping their heart protected. For more information, visit http://www. loveisrespect.org/ and http://www. thatsnotcool.com.
Sailors and Marines sign a “grafitti wall” at the Navy Exchange (NEX) Aviation Plaza during a February 2013 event promoting Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. NEX, Favor House and Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) teamed up to host the event. Gosport file photos
Crossword ‘Military Saves Week Feb. 24-March 1’
“Who’s financially stable?” Across 1. What is a realistic time frame for tracking your spending? _____ days 5. The allocation of monthly ______ should be practical and realistic. 9. A good ______ spending plan has a cushion for added security. 10. Purchasing a home is an _______; however, there are risks. 11. The purpose of having a cash flow is to ensure financial _________. Down 2. A good spending plan pays ______ first. 3. ________ is a contract/service you purchase to protect your assets. 4. How much of your income should you save each month? ____ percent 6. Three to six months of your living expenses is a good guide to set aside for ___________. 7. What negatively impacts our net worth? 8. What type of spending should be tracked? _____ 12. When is the best time to start on your spending plan?
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February 21, 2014
Sailor earns CNIC Sailor of the Year By Patrick Foughty Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs
ASHINGTON (NNS) – A Commander, Fleet Activities, (CFA) Sasebo Sailor was named the 2013 Commander, Navy Installations Command Sailor of the Year, Feb. 12. This year’s winner, MA1(SW) Clinton D. Peterson, from San Antonio, Texas, was chosen from three of the top Sailors across the enterprise, competing with more than 14,400 Sailors at 70 installations worldwide. He, along with two other Sailors from Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic and Commander, Navy Region Southeast, traveled to Washington, D.C., for the final board and awards ceremony. “Just to make it to this point, to be invited to Washington and considered among the top three was a great honor,” said Peterson. “Coming here with the best Sailors from Norfolk and New Orleans has been a terrific experience.” Peterson, the 2013 Navy Region Japan Sailor of the Year, was chosen from among CNIC’s 12 region Sailors of the Year to make it into the top three. “For these Sailors to be here today, they competed at their installation against their peers, and then they competed at the region level against the Sailors of the Year from the other installations in their region,” said Vice Adm. Bill French, Commander, Navy Installations Command. “From there, each Region’s Sailor of the Year competed. Three of those individuals – the three here today – rose to the top and represent
the very best of the best within the CNIC enterprise.” As CFA Sasebo Security Department leading petty officer, Peterson leads more than 160 security specialists who secure the installation and its surrounding harbor. He is also a member of the teams that work with the installation’s host nation to create physical security plans for the national support element in Japan. Peterson was hand-selected by the chief staff officer as the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) watch officer, a watch normally reserved for officers and chief petty officers, where he coordinated response efforts during a typhoon. He is also the president of the Sasebo area First Class Petty Officer Association which encompasses six tenant commands and 62 first class petty officers and volunteers numerous hours supporting events both on and off base. Peterson expressed thanks to all who helped him get to this point and to those who help train and mentor junior Sailors. “I wouldn’t be here without the love and support of my beautiful wife, Celia, during my entire Navy career, the chain of command at Sasebo for being such wonderful leaders, and my fellow first classes for their experience and leadership to help make the Sailors around us
CNIC Sailor of the Year MA1 Clinton Peterson, left, with award presented by Vice Adm. Bill French, Commander, Navy Installations Command Feb. 12. CNIC photo
that much better.” The ceremony was held at CNIC Headquarters on the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The three nominees spent a few days before the ceremony touring the city; to include stops at the Pentagon to visit with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens; Arlington National Cemetery, the Capitol, where they were able to watch the House of Representatives in session; the Navy Memorial; and Navy History and Heritage Command. Peterson will represent CNIC during the 2013 Direct Report (formerly known as VCNO) Naval Shore Activities Sailor of the Year later this month, where he will compete against other Direct Report nominees.
“I unreservedly endorse Master-atArms 1st Class Peterson to compete at the next level,” said French. “He represents the best of the best of the best that CNIC has to offer.” CNIC operates more than 100 programs at 70 installations in 12 regions worldwide with more than 55,000 total Sailors, civilians and contractors. The command ensures the fleet, fighter and family are provided the best possible services at home and while deployed. Learn more at www.cnic.navy.mil, Facebook http:// www. facebook. com/ Navy Installations or follow us on Twitter @CNICHQ. For more news from Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cni/.
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February 21, 2014
All Hands Magazine staff celebrates one year online From Defense Media Activity
FORT MEADE, Md. (NNS) – To celebrate the first anniversary of All Hands Magazine launching its online publication, the magazine’s staff has made several upgrades to improve the usability, design and visual appeal of the site. All Hands Magazine is a web publication “For Sailors, by Sailors” with a goal of including articles, information, imagery and video that are relevant to Sailors and their families.
In order to further this goal, All Hands staff, in coordination with the Chief of Naval Personnel, has agreed to incorporate both news and resources into the magazine’s website to further educate Sailors about career options and benefits they could be missing. There will be nine departments of content available on the site including: Focus on Service, Around the Fleet, Health and Fitness, History and Heritage, Talking with Sailors, Training and Education, Your Career, Advancement and
Promotions, and Uniform Matters. The goal of this new design is to incorporate all the resources Sailors need to navigate their careers. The homepage will look slightly different and there will now be a land-
ing page for each department; showing you at quick glance the most recent content posted. An archive search function also is being developed so that you will be able to find any story ever posted in All Hands
Magazine with minimal effort. All Hands Magazine will continue to highlight the Navy’s culture and heritage and strive to be the number one source of information for Sailors about their Navy today. Since going online, All Hands has published 191 articles. More than 100 of them have been produced by the Defense Media Activity’s Sailors and 74 have been fleet submissions. The web site has garnered more than 20 million page views since its inception in February of 2013.
The All Hands Magazine staff is always looking for feedback and fleet input on how to better serve the needs of Sailors and their families. Go to www.ah.mil for details on submitting stories and leaving feedback. Content is also posted directly to the Facebook page to further share what Sailors are doing. You can like the page on Facebook (AllHandsMagazine) and follow All Hands on Twitter (#AllHandsMag) to keep up with the latest news and information for “Sailors, by Sailors.”
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February 21, 2014
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Downtown welcomes convention crowd Gallery Night added to schedule From Pensacon
Featuring three days of celebrities, panel discussions, concerts, gaming events, costume contests, parties, awards and a vendor area, Pensacon is scheduled to start today, Feb. 21, and wrap up on Feb. 23. And the event is spreading out. The Downtown Improvement Board has announced that Pensacon will co-sponsor Gallery Night today, Feb. 21. “The Downtown Improvement Board is excited to add Pensacon as a sponsor to Gallery Night. The creativity and vibrancy Pensacon will add to the night will be a real treat for the thousands of attendees who attend Gallery Night,” said Ron Butlin, director for the Downtown Improvement Board. “We’re also very grateful that Pensacon has chosen to promote downtown as the destination for dining, shopping and entertainment for the thousands of Pensacon event guests they are bringing to the area.” Pensacon’s attendees are being embraced with open arms, with many downtown Pensacola businesses planning special events and discounts for the convention crowds all weekend long. “We are very excited to be teaming up with the Downtown Improvement Board and Gallery Night,” said Mike Ensley, Pensacon chairman. “Downtown is a great place to eat, shop and enjoy nightlife and Gallery Night is one of the best showcases of all those things. We can’t wait to see the streets filled with thousands of guests, many in costume, enjoying downtown Pensacola’s hospitality.” Pensacon is viewing downtown as the convention’s third venue, in addition to the Pensacola Bay Center and the Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel, and that the convention plans to offer scheduled transportation between the three venues to guests. World class celebrities will be on-hand all weekend to interact with fans, including “Game of Thrones” actors Kristian Nairn (Hodor) and Finn
Jones (Ser Loras Tyrell); “Star Wars” icons Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Daniel Logan (Boba Fett); Walter Koenig, who played Pavel Chekov on “Star Trek”; Simon Fisher-Becker of “Doctor Who” and “Harry Potter” fame; and a “Battlestar Galactica” reunion featuring Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, Anne Lockhart and Herbert Jefferson, Jr. Horror fans can meet Jason from “Friday the 13th,” Kane Hodder; actor Lew Temple, star of “The Walking Dead” and Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects; and Tony Moran, the original Michael Myers. Christine, one of only two surviving cars from John Carpenter’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name, also will be on display. Comic book fans can interact with legendary “Iron Man” writer, David Michelinie; celebrated “Star Wars” artist Dave Dorman; and other artists and writers including Mark Texiera (“Ghost Rider,” “Wolverine”), Mike Baron (“Nexus,” “Star Wars”), John Dell (“Avengers vs. X-Men”), Steve Scott (“Batman: The Dark Knight”) and more. For more information about the event, go to www.pensacon.com.
At the movies FRIDAY
“The Nut Job” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “I, Frankenstein,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Her,” R, 9 p.m.; “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” PG-13, 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
“The Nut Job” (3D), PG, noon; “The Legend of Hercules” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “I, Frankenstein,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Ride Along,” PG-13, 6:30 p.m.; “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” R, 9 p.m.; “The Nut Job” (2D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “Lone Survivor,” R, 6 p.m.; “Her,” R, 8:30 p.m.
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” PG, noon; “The Nut Job” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “The Legend of Hercules” (3D), PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Lone Survivor,” R, 7 p.m.; Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Ride Along,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “I, Frankenstein,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “August: Osage County,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“The Nut Job” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Legend of Hercules” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “I, Frankenstein,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“Ride Along,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Her,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Lone Survivor,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“The Legend of Hercules” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Lone Survivor,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Ride Along,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
“The Nut Job” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “August: Osage County,” R, 7 p.m.; “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “I, Frankenstein,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or visit the MWR website at www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Winter Wonderland: Get ready for some fun in the snow from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 28. MWR is planning to present its annual Winter Wonderland event across the street from Mustin Beach Club on Radford Boulevard. The event will feature sledding, food, games and much more. Sleds will be provided. There will be a $2 fee at the gate (free for children 2 and younger). For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • 2014 Navy MWR Team Bowling Championships: Active-duty personnel will be competing on the NASP bowling team at the Corry Bowling Center. Eight specific lane conditions during the 20-week competition. Try-outs were held in advance. Competition starts Feb. 27. For more information, call 452-4380. • Youth Soccer and Baseball: Register through Feb. 28 at the NASP Youth Center 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The season runs from March through May and games are at the Navy Youth Sports complex on Highway 98. The $50 registration fee includes uniform and trophy. Registration is open to all dependents of active-duty or retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists ages 4-14. For more information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling: Register for NOFFS performance training. Oneday course will teach you how to execute the exercises in the NOFFS program. Classes 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6, May 8, July 10, Aug. 7 and Oct. 2 at Radford Fitness Center. To register, email Brian Hannah at email@example.com. For more information, call 452-6198. • Powder Puff Football: March 29 on lawn in front of Portside Fitness Center. Ten women teams (15 team maximum). Sign up at Portside Fitness Center March 1 through March 29. For more information, call 452-7810. • Captainʼs Cup events: NAS Pensacola Captain’s Cup Sports – golf, 1 p.m. March 19; dodge ball 11:15 a.m. March 24; and softball, 4:30 p.m. April 7. NASP Corry Captain’s Cup Sports – winter bowling, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 24; racquetball singles, 11:15 a.m. March 5; softball, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 8; and golf scramble, 11 a.m. April. 4. Entry deadlines for all events. For more information about NASP Intramural Sports, call 452-4391, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or john.powell2@ navy.mil. For more information about NASP Corry Intramural Sports, call 452-6520 or e-mail email@example.com. • Pot of Gold Row: March 15-17. Row at any MWR fitness facility and log your meters for a chance to win a prize. The person who accumulates the most meters will win a gift card. Sign up at the Corry Station Wellness Center. For more details, call 452-6802. • Before and After School Program: Children can balance learning and fun at NASP Youth Center. Topics include character, leadership, arts, fitness, technology and career development. Space available. For more information, call 452-2417.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 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.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; go to www.SafeHelpline. org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a confidential report, which does not trigger command nor law enforcement notification and the victim can have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Self Confidence Workshop: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 26. For more information or to make reservations, call 4525609. • Stress Management: Stress can damage physical and mental health. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. Class explores management tips and techniques. Classes are 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5609. • Personal Financial Management: A series of classes offered throughout the year cover topics such as car buying,
using credit cards, developing a budget and spending plan and how to build your savings. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Family Employment Readiness Workshop: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 27. For spouses and family members who are new to the area and are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • AMVETS ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: The class scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 27 is full. The next class with available seats is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 29. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Special Olympics Basketball: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Bayview Senior Center. Coaches are needed for the season. Teams will be 3x3 and 5x5. • Mardi Gras Parades: Feb. 28, March 1 and March 2 in Pensacola and Pensacola Beach. Volunteers needed to walk next to floats for safety and security. • Clean up project: 8 a.m. the first Thursday of every month, Lexington Terrace Park. Help members of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) pick up trash. • Guardian Ad Litem: Program needs advocates in the court system for children that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Volunteers are required to
visit the child or family once a month and write a report of findings. Average case takes three to five hours a month and a 12-month commitment is requested. Thirty hours of training required. Training sessions offered two Saturdays a month. Contact Joan Irby by phone at 565-0600 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 455-8280, option 4. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any volunteer hours to receive due recognition. For more information on volunteer activities, call the NASP Community Outreach office at 452-2532.
Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633.
NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall Student Lounge, Second Deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center.
Roman Catholic • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium.
• Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. Confessions scheduled 30 minutes before services.
Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.
NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall.
Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.
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