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February 22, 2019

Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast awarded CNRSE Fire Department of the Year Story, photo by Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport staff writer

The emergency and fire vehicles of NAS Pensacola have a promise etched into them, “Protecting those who defend America,” a promise upheld by the men and women of the Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC) every day. For their excellence in service, F&ESGC won the Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) Fire Department of the Year (Large Category), Feb. 19, for a second year in a row. In a recent congratulatory message, the award was announced by Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar. “It is with great pleasure that I announce our Navy Region Southeast winners of the 2018 Fire and Emergency Services Awards competition,” Bolivar wrote. “This year’s recipients exceeded the require-

ments of REF A and have set the bar for excellence and the highest standard of first-responder performance. These superstars epitomize our core values and demonstrate a sincere commitment in protecting those who defend America.” Along with winning overall fire department of the year, two F&ESGC service members were recognized. ABH1(AW/ SW) Anthony Kirby and ABH2(AW/SW) Lewis Mashburn, both based at NAS Whiting Field, were awarded Military Fire Officer of the Year and Military Firefighter of the Year respectively. In addition to the CNRSE awards, NAS Fire and emergency personnel from Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC) NAS Pensacola headPensacola Commanding quarters, NASP Forrest Sherman Field, NASP Saufley Field and NASP Corry Station stand at attention with Officer Capt. Christopher the various vehicles they use to protect and serve the U.S. Navy. Martin recently recogthe department will be trucks, fire vehicles used tions. F&ESGC has also nized four firefighters ing Air Show. F&ESGC Fire Chief conducting their second to assist in plane crashes, begun working with the from F&ESGC with the Lifesavers Award for their Timothy Dias has reaf- rescue academy this year, will be delivered this year three Coast Guard Cutefforts in saving the life firmed the department’s with aims of making it an to NAS Whiting Field ters stationed at NAS Penof a man suffering a heart commitment to serving at annual class with a focus and NAS Pensacola’s sacola, USCGC Decisive attack Nov. 2 during the the highest standard. As on training rotating per- Sherman Field to help Blue Angels Homecom- part of this commitment, sonnel. Two new crash support ongoing operaSee F&ESGC on page 2

NASWF’s ABH1(AW/SW) Brian J. Clark wins Flowers civic award By Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport staff writer

The Pensacola Council of the Navy League is proud to announce the winner of the Margaret Flowers Civic Award for 2018, NAS Whiting Field’s ABH1(AW/SW) Brian J. Clark. The award was presented yesterday, Feb. 21, at a luncheon held to honor all of the enlisted service members who volunteered their time in contribution of the local community. For a list and photos of the other

nominees, see Gosport Escambia County commupage 4A. nities is an ongoing, vigIn Clark’s write-up, orous effort. His personal NASWF Commandand professional relationing Officer Capt. Paul D. ship with community leadBowdich spoke highly of ers and organizations has Clark’s attributes. greatly and positively im“ABH1 Clark’s remarkpacted their cause to imable selfless contributions prove the lives of those in in volunteerism are truly need and at risk. impressive,” he wrote. “His ABH1 (AW/SW) “His personal leadership goal to improve the part- Brian J. Clark and connection with several nership between the United organizations has set the States Navy and the Santa Rosa and standard for merit for the communi-

ties’ schools, hospitals, libraries, special projects and families in distress. ABH1 Clark holds the highest values of honor, courage and commitment, and strives in the upmost efforts to enhance our surrounding communities. ABH1 Clark is the exact testament of extraordinary leadership in action and highly deserving of this prestigious award.” In 2018, Clark devoted more than 533 volunteer hours through a variety See Award on page 2

3-peat: CIWT domain recognized as NETC’s top learning center Story, photo by Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training

In a message released by Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), onboard NAS Pensacola Corry Station, was recognized for winning the 2018 overall NETC Training Excellence Award (White T) for best Navy learning center, Feb. 14. This is the third consecutive year CIWT has won the overall NETC Training Excellence Award (White

T), and the second consecutive year CIWT swept all graded functional merit award areas. “The CIWT domain team exemplifies the highest degree of training excellence found throughout NETC, said Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, NETC commander. “The team’s continued success in the delivery of training ensures highly trained, lethal warfighters are ready to fight and win our renewed great power competition.” The annual Training Excellence Award (TEA) program recognizes commands for demonstrating superior performance for training or training support. NETC uses

metrics to determine how well the commands are doing across various aspects of the mission, and the TEA award provides a way to track progress and make adjustments if needed. To be considered for a functional merit award, commands must achieve a minimum score on established performance measures dealing with every aspect of a training center’s mission. The learning center with the highest cumulative score percentage from all the functional areas is awarded the (White T). In the near future, the CIWT domain team will be presented a certificate and the overall TEA pennant, or blue burgee, to Capt. Nick Andrews, CIWT’s commanding officer. CIWT is authorized to display the burgee for the third consecutive year throughout 2019 to highlight its outstanding See CIWT wins on page 2

Concert tomorrow Feb. 23 at NNAM featuring Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band From NASP MWR

Come out and enjoy a free concert tomorrow, Feb. 23 featuring Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band. The concert will be at the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) onboard NAS Pensacola. Doors open at 5 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. Pick up your free tickets at MWR Admin (450 Radford Blvd., Bldg. 4143) or Tickets & Travel Office onboard NASP Corry Station across from the NEX Shopping Mall. Tickets available for active-duty military, retirees, and DoD cardholders. For more information call 452-3806. Food will be available for purchase from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and cash bars for concertgoers age 21 and up. Sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement by the federal government of product or services.

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February 22, 2019

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NAS Pensacola Motorcycle Skills Fair March 8 From Jane Bush NASP Safety

To be a safe and proficient motorcycle rider requires constant practice and refinement. Along with riding often, one of the best ways to advance one’s skills is to attend a local skills fair. On March 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., NAS Pensacola will sponsor a Motorcycle Skills Fair for all personnel assigned locally. The Skills Fair is open to both military and civilian personF&ESGC from page 1 (WMEC 629), USCGC Dauntless (WMEC 624) and USCGC Cypress (WLB 210). Their main mission with the cutters is to support the Coast Guard in at-sea rescues and to assist injured crewmembers when the ships return to dock. Having won the regional award, F&ESGC is now up for the Navywide Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Fire Department of the Year award. Dias said although the department has never won, he has hopes that the hard work and effort the men and women of F&ESGC will match and exceed the high standards of the U.S. Navy. NAS Pensacola, referred to as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” is designed to support operational and training missions of tenant commands, including the Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC), Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), Marine Aviation Training Support Groups (MATSG) 21 and 23 and is the headquarters for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC).

nel. You are welcome to participate all three hours or just participate for one hour. The purpose of the skills fair is to not only encourage additional practice but to encourage a comradery among local riders. Beginners can benefit from experienced

riders and experienced riders can always continue to develop their skills. Participants will receive hands on practice with a qualified motorcycle instructor. Scenario layouts will depend on rider level. Riding methods and tips will be covered. Demonstra-

tions, along with sign in sheets will be available for riders. Additional motorcycles will not be provided so bring in your ride and show it off proudly. (Always remember to wear the proper PPE when riding your motorcycle.) The Skills Fair will be held at the Radford Drive parking lot near the seawall onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For more information contact Jane Bush at 452-8167.

Naval Hospital Pensacola teaches Advance Trauma Life Support course Story, photo by PO1 Brannon Deugan Naval Hospital Pensacola

Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) conducted an Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course for Navy and U.S. Air Force providers Jan. 30 through 31. The two-day ATLS course provides a joint military training exchange for physicians, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners to learn a systematic approach for handling trauma situations similar to those found during deployments. NHP hosts the ATLS course mostly for local military providers to include service members stationed at Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) and Kessler AFB. “The ATLS course gets (providers) ready for deployments and to potentially face traumatic situations,” Thomas Dunmore, clinical nurse educator/professional developer, NHP said. “We teach them how to handle trauma (cases) in a systematic way.” Service members that attend the ATLS course are motivated to learn the material because they are learning about processes that are not typically seen in their daily patient care.

Award from page 1 of organizations including Meals on Wheels, Santa Rosa County Fair, East Milton Elementary Book Fair and many others. Along with his personal hours, Clark worked to organize more than 600 service members

“The students we work with are only active duty and they always seem to be extremely motivated,” U.S. Air Force Maj. Mark Lytle, an ATLS instructor said. “They understand the military thought process and are very interested in learning.” The systematic approach that is taught includes utilizing a memory technique that uses the alphabet such as “A” for airway, “B” for breathing and etc. This technique allows providers to focus on a primary assessment to address all critical concerns

to achieve a cumulative 3,000 hours of volunteer work at 69 individual events and his efforts led to the creation of eight new community service partnerships. Clark’s exemplary work assisted NAS Whiting Field in winning the Commander, Navy Region Southeast Personal Excellence

CIWT wins from page 1 accomplishments and excellence in delivery of education and training. “To be recognized as the Navy’s top learning center for three consecutive years is truly humbling, and I can’t be more impressed and appreciative of the entire CIWT domain team,” Andrews said. “Preparing our Sailors and other service members for war is our top priority, and I firmly believe our team is successful because of the true passion and dedication to mission engrained within our entire workforce.” The eight functional merit awards CIWT swept in-

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Mark Lytle, vascular surgeon, Eglin Air Force Base 96th Medical Group, observes Lt. Andrew Wright’s, orthopedic surgeon, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), examination of HM3 Kyle Benson during an Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course simulation at NHP Jan. 31.

Flagship for small command. The award is named the “Margaret Flowers Civic Award” in honor of career civil service employee Margaret Flowers, who was known to embody the true espirt de corps of community and social involvement. Clark more than exemplifies this

clude the Business Administration and Support (Yellow T); Planning and Programming (Silver T); Total Force Management (Red T); Logistics Management (Blue T); Information Technology Management (Gold T); Curriculum Management (Black T); Training Support Management (Bronze T); and Training Production Management (Green T). “The entire CIWT team is all about becoming better each day, and I’m truly grateful for the recognition of our efforts,” CIWT’s Command Master Chief Francisco Vargas said. “I’m extremely proud of the entire CIWT team, full of dedicated military and civilian information warriors, and how they positively

February 22, 2019

Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Christopher T. Martin

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 biplane 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 one of the

prior to moving on to the secondary assessment. “In real life, a patient comes in and you go right down that list to make sure everything is covered and life is sustained,” Dunmore said. “That is what the systematic approach does and it works.” At NHP, the ATLS training ensures mission readiness by providing nurses and physicians with hands-on experience through training simulations with injuries they can expect to see in a trauma situation. “The (providers) are learn-

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ing skills that they will need to know,” Dunmore said. “A lot of the surgeons do these things frequently, but sometimes we have the non-surgeons that are called upon to do some minor things such as inserting a chest tube.” The simulated scenarios utilize corpsmen dressed with moulage to simulate a potential trauma such as a gunshot wound or a car accident. The corpsmen will act out the injury by providing feedback and visual clues to the indicators that align with the scenario to help make the training as realistic as possible. “I remember the testing being pretty stressful,” Lytle, a vascular surgeon at Eglin AFB 96th Medical Group said. “Having your instructor watching you is very nerve racking. Then to know that you at least got the pathways down appropriately and then you are starting to think you can do this. It gives you more confidence to deal with patients even if it’s not a trauma. “That is actually what made me want to come back and teach this class,” continued Lytle. “Here I am today on this side and it is fun to watch them grow up through the process.”

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Commentary

February 22, 2019

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The other men (and a few women) in my life wondering, what is he thinking? Is he trying to match my double chin to the one in my ID picture? He leans over a bit and inspects the interior of my minivan. His flashlight scans each row of seats, the floor mats, the dark spaces under the dash. His eyes pause a moment on Moby, our 2-year-old yellow Lab, panting and seated in the second row on a furry blanket. I see the corner of his mouth rise a little, and I detect a reaction in his eyes. Is it a twinkle? There have been several times over the years when the gate guard has ordered me to pull my van over so that he could conduct a random vehicle search. Without a doubt, random vehicle searches have taken our relationship to another level. In these instances, I follow the gate guard’s orders to exit my van, and get ready for him to pat me down. But instead of frisking me, he directs me to stand aside and watch, while he searches every inch of my vehicle, looking under my hood and using mirrors to peek up my undercarriage. Once, while stationed in

By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

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n my 23 years as a military spouse, I have regularly seen men other than my husband. Often several times a day. Some men have been veritable strangers to me, while others I have come to know quite well. And, believe it or not, a few of them have been women. Most of these relationships have been light and friendly, a few have been business only, but all of them have had a certain intimacy. It may have appeared to others that we were mere acquaintances, but make no mistake about it – these men have peered deeply into my psyche and revealed my secrets. The men, and a few women, I am referring to are the military base gate guards. It all happens quite accidentally. As my minivan inches forward in the line toward the base gate, I am unsuspecting. I chew my gum. I listen to the radio. I glance down at my commissary list.

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About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat a nd p ot a t o e s of l i fe.c o m .

I casually pluck a flosser or tweezers from my console and use the flip-down mirror to groom myself. I don’t realize that the gate guard is about to peek into the intimate corners of my life. “Hi! How’r you today?” I ask after stopping at the guard shack. I fumble for my ID, which is always jammed too far into the pocket of my wallet. “Darnit,” I mutter, licking my thumb in order to get a decent grip on the plastic. “There you go!” I finally produce my ID, hoping he won’t scrutinize the black and white photo that was taken the day my hairdryer broke last year. Without a

word, he accepts my ID, and after swiping it through his little hand-held machine, he stares at it and the machine’s display. Back and forth, back and forth, analyzing whatever has been revealed. All at once, I feel vulnerable, exposed, guilty for something I haven’t done. He looks directly at my face, too. I smile nervously,

Germany, the guard even had his drug detecting shepherd sniff the junk in my trunk. On one hand, I am embarrassed when he shines his flashlight into every nook and cranny – I prefer it with the lights off – but at the same time, I desperately seek his approval. “You’re good to go, ma’am, have a nice day,” he has told me countless times after our little encounters. I smile and wish him well, until next time. As I head for the commissary to buy turkey burgers and fiber supplements, I know that between us, there are no illusions, no commitments, no secrets. The gate guard has looked into the intimate details of my life, and he is fully satisfied. All joking aside, our military gate guards provide an invaluable service to our military community. Standing watch rain or shine, no matter how monotonous or hazardous, they protect every military installation around the world. Thank you, military base gate guards, for your service and dedication to our safety and security.

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February 22, 2019

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The 2018 Margaret Flower Civic Award nominees

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ilitary personnel have been an integral part of the northwest Florida community since establishment of the Pensacola Navy Yard in 1825.

Throughout the years, personnel stationed at the Pensacola Naval Complex have contributed countless hours of volunteer time to church, civic, educational, fraternal and other service organizations. Their work has greatly enhanced the quality of life in Pensacola. In the 1960s, the Pensacola Council of the Navy League established an annual program to recognize volunteer efforts. Each year, naval commands in the Pensacola area are invited to

nominate a candidate. Selection is based on the following criteria: • Civic work in the community: 55 percent • Leadership: 15 percent • Proficiency in rate: 15 percent • Personal appearance: 15 percent Civic award nominees are honored at a luncheon each year. One individual is selected as the overall winner; see today’s page A1.

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Chief of Naval Air Training ambassadors represent U.S. Navy at school career day By Anne Owens Chief of Naval Air Training Public Affairs

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ORPUS CHRISTI (NNS) – Three Navy officers assigned to Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) in Corpus Christi, Texas, helped broaden future career prospects of students at a Texas school, Jan. 31. The group visited Incarnate Word Academy (IWA) in Corpus Christi as part of an annual career day designed to showcase a range of workforces from police and environmental scientists to pilots and naval parachutists. Cmdr. Marcus Dodd, CNATRA training and standardization officer, Lt. Cmdr. Jason Fogle, CNATRA naval flight officer pipeline training officer and Lt. Michelle Tucker, CNATRA public affairs officer, met with more than 40 students at IWA’s elementary and Montessori schools. “Career day inspires students at Incarnate Word to dedicate themselves to their studies and see that hard work can lead to an exciting career,” Claudia Ribalka, assistant principal, said. Dodd, from Ocala, Fla., explained the extensive training naval aviators must undergo in order to earn their “Wings of Gold” and continue their training to become jet pilots. Neither aviator said they knew, going through college, their careers would be in naval aviation. Fogle, from Rome, N.Y., was a criminology major at Penn State University and went on to become a radar intercept officer

for the F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft and a weapons system officer for the F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter aircraft. Dodd was an economics major at North Carolina State University and said he decided to join the Navy to pursue pilot training. In the fleet, he flew the EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft. “We were honored to be invited and excited to share our Navy experiences with these students,” Dodd said. “We were impressed with the quality of questions and the depth of interest these students expressed.” Students had the opportunity to see what it takes to get a jet onto an aircraft carrier by examining a piece of arresting wire and a hand-held remote used by landing signal officers. Fogle demonstrated how pilots gear up for their flights in a g-suit. Tucker enlisted in the Navy as a mass communication specialist. She designated as a Naval Parachutist in 2008 and spent three years with the Navy Parachute Team. Tucker also served with Fleet Combat Camera Pacific before attending Officer Candidate School in 2014.

Lt. Cmdr. Jason Fogle, assigned to Chief of Naval Air Training in Corpus Christi, Texas, demonstrates how to don a g-suit during the annual career day at Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi. Fogle and two other naval officers described their journey from childhood hobbies to joining the Navy to broaden career possibilities for students. Headquartered on board Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, CNATRA leads the Naval Air Training Command composed of five training air wings located on naval air stations in Florida, Mississippi and Texas. The wings are home to 17 training squadrons. Photo from www.navy.mil

“Any job you can have in the civilian world, you can have in the Navy,” Tucker said. “On a ship, there are people making food, repairing equipment, washing clothes, and also landing and launching aircraft. Everyone works together as a team to support each other and to protect our country.” The students listened intently as each officer told their story, from childhood hobbies and interests to their Navy career to date, all underscoring the value of teamwork in accomplishing their missions. “Being a pilot is a cool job that kids

just love,” Ribalka said. “It’s so important for our female students to see women in the military, as well.” CNATRA, headquartered in Corpus Christi, trains the world’s finest combat quality aviation professionals, delivering them at the right time, in the right numbers, and at the right cost to a naval force that is where it matters, when it matters. Get more information about the Navy from U.S. Navy Facebook or Twitter. For more news from Chief of Naval Air Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/ cnatra.

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February 22, 2019

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NASWF receives FDEP Water Plant Operations Excellence Award By Ens. Zackary Saylors and Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office

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he Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) presented the 2018 Plant Operations Excellence Award in the small community category to the Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Public Works department Feb. 12 at Northwest Florida College. This is the seventh consecutive year NAS Whiting Field has received the recognition. “The driving factor in the award was the partnership between the environmental division, which is responsible for monitoring water quality compliance to ensure it’s safe, and the operations plant,” Jeff Kissler, NAS Whiting Field Installation Environmental Program Director said. The operations plant is run by the installation contracting company, Electronic Meteorology Laboratory, LLC (EML), which is responsible for the treatment maintenance of the plant. Aaron Mitchell, physical scientist with NAS Whiting Field Public Works department said, “The successful partnership was due to the quick notification and response on any issues. They were proactive and very responsive.” Additionally, Mitchell noted that in 2018, “the department had no issues with drinking water monthly operating reports that were sent to the

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) by the 10th of every month, and were well below or within reportable levels.” DEP selects winners based on excellence in operation, maintenance, innovative treatment, waste reduction, pollution prevention, recycling, or special achievements. The specific district, Northwest District in which the competition was based, runs from Escambia County to Jefferson County, and is one of six Florida districts. DEP regulates any community that serves 25 or more people for at least 60 days of the year, and small community water systems consist of systems that serve less than 3,000 people. The department is awarding a total of 18 facilities, including 10 domestic wastewater facilities and eight drinking water facilities statewide. The NAS Whiting Field Public Works Department provided many initiatives that

Members of NAS Whiting Field (left to right) Aaron Mitchell (NASWF Interim Water Programs Manager), Eddie Wright (NASWF Water Operator), Jeff Kissler (NASWF Environmental Director) and Shawn Hamilton (FDEP N.W. District Director) stand for a photo after the 2018 Florida Department of Environmental Protection Plant Operations Award is presented to the installation. Photo by Ben Lewis, Florida Rural Water Association

led to the recognition, including awareness training to inbound students to educate them on the importance of reduction of water use. Based on the water reduction training, installation staff members have made efforts to reduce water consumption with no mission impact to include discontinuing wash racks, facility upgrades and increasing the use of reusable containers. “On behalf of DEP and the state of Florida, I am proud to recognize Bay County Water Treatment Plant, Destin Water User Inc. and Naval Air Sta-

tion Whiting Field for their commitment to operational excellence,” Shawn Hamilton, Director of DEP’s Northwest District said. The Public Works team onboard NAS Whiting Field has earned several environmental awards recently to include: the Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Award for Environmental Quality for a Non-Industrial Installation; Community Service Environmental Stewardship award medium shore honorable mention; and the Secretary of the Navy 2018 Energy Excellence

Award Navy Small shore category. “This most recent recognition from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2018 Plant Operations Excellence Award in the small community category, is a testament to the hard work and dedication our Public Works department and EML contractor show each and every day in support of our mission here at Whiting. Congratulations Public Works, this is well-deserved,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer, Capt. Paul Bowdich said.

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February 22, 2019

GOSPORT

Partyline

Military Notices

“Read All About It...”

DLAB and DLPT tests available

VITA center now open for tax season

Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays onboard NAS Pensacola at the Navy Language Testing Office, Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through https:// www.mnp.navy.mil/group/information-warfaretraining/n-dfltp. For more language testing information, contact CIWT_ CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture offers at www.netc. navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.

BBC annual scholarship program

Applications are now being accepted for the Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) Foundation scholarship program for the 2019/20 academic year. All residents living in BBC housing – including spouses and children – who are pursuing a degree are eligible to apply. The Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation Scholarship Program recognizes those residents who are students or aspiring students excelling academically and looking to make a difference both in and out of the classroom. Scholarship applicants must currently reside in BBC housing and plan to attend or already attend an accredited college or university in the fall of 2019, or be enrolled in a program of study designed to transfer directly into a four-year program. For more details regarding scholarship requirements and to complete an online application, please visit the Foundation’s website, www.bbcommunitiesfoundation.com.org. Applications must be submitted no later than March 22.

2019 Midway Class Reunion event

The 2019 Midway Class Reunion, a.k.a. “The Three Sisters Reunion,” will be held May 6 to 10, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. The reunion hotel will be named once negotiations are completed and the hotel contract has been signed. May 6, will be check-in and registration and May 10 will be check-out. Reunion events will take place on the three days in between May 7, 8 and 9. Three events already scheduled are the welcome reception at the reunion hotel May 7; the “meet and greet” at the USS Midway Museum May 8 and the grand banquet on the flight deck May 9. Start spreading the news to your fellow Midway Class carrier shipmates who served on the USS Midway, the USS Coral Sea or the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. You do not have to be a member of the reunion associations of these three carriers to attend the reunion – but you do need to have served on one or more of the three ships during your time in the Navy. Family members and guests are welcome to attend.

Purple Heart recipients sought

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park Commission. Dedicated Nov. 10, 2006, the hall’s mission is to collect, preserve and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients. The primary way in which Purple Heart recipients are honored is through enrollment in The Roll of Honor electronic database which is accessible in The hall’s main gallery and on its website, www.thepurpleheart.com. Purple Heart recipients are encouraged to become members of the Roll of Honor by completing an enroll form and submitting it to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Family members and friends may also enroll Purple Heart recipients, living or deceased, by completing an enrollment form and providing supporting evidence. Enrollment is voluntary and free of cost. Help us honor and preserve the stories of these deserving men and women by enrolling them today in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. To enroll a Purple Heart recipient or for more information, visit www.thepurpleheart.com.

Coast Guard council invitation

The Pensacola chapter of the Coast Guard Friends and Family Retiree Council meets the second Thursday of each month at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 E. Gregory St. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A fellowshiptype organization that would love to hear from folks of any Coast Guard association, including activeduty, retired, auxiliary, family members and others. For more information, contact ret. USCG COMM3

Partyline Submission

The 2019 tax season is now under way and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is available to help eligible Navy personnel, dependents and retirees. Onboard NAS Pensacola: • Feb. 4 through April 12 • Hours are noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday • Location: Mega-building, Learning Resource Center (LRC), Rm. 2248 You should bring the following items: • Valid identification for taxpayer/s • Social Security Numbers (including spouse and children) • Income data (W-2s) • All end-year tax documents (1099s) • Student loan payment information • Receipts for child care payment • Receipts for educational expenses Hours are subject to increase with tax season demands. For more information, call 452-8753.

Bill Hayden at 554-3858 or e-mail coastguardfamily@yahoo.com.

Onboard NASP FFSC announces February classes

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 452-5990. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, Feb. 22 • Don’t Be Taken, Know a Scam When You Hear One!: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Feb. 27

Volunteer at Pensacola Lighthouse

Volunteer at Pensacola lighthouse The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum is looking for volunteers to help keep the light shining. If you need to earn community service hours or just love history, contact Diane Johnson at 393-1561.

Around Town I Pink I Can annual run announced

Join the Krewe du YaYas at the sixth annual I Pink I Can Run four-mile run/walk for breast cancer tomorrow, Feb. 23. The race will start at 9 a.m. at the FloraBama Lounge. All proceeds from this event benefit The Keeping Abreast Foundations’ mammography and breast health programs. Cost is $30 now until Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. Registration rate goes up to $35 at packet pick-up and race day. To register, visit www.active.com/perdido-keyfl/running/distance-running-races/i-pink-i-canrun-2019. For more information, visit www.keepingabreastfoundation.org.

Motorcycle ride benefits Fisher House

The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 378 and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 378, both non-profit entities of the American Legion, will be hosting the fourth annual open to the public motorcycle ride to benefit the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast March 23. Registration for the event will begin at 9 a.m. the day of the ride. The Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. The Emeraid Coast home is located at Eglin AFB. The Auxiliary and S.A.L. Squadron are an integral part of the American Legion and exist to support the veterans of our community through volunteer service and monetary donations. All money raised through your donations and the funds generated through the raffles and auctions will be solely used to support this organization. For more information or to become a sponsor of the ride, contact Renae Lister at (317) 610-1908.

Jazz students invited to apply

Student jazz musicians, you are invited to submit an entry to the 2019 Student Jazz Competition. The finals will be the March Jazz Gumbo, 6:30 p.m., March 18, at Phineas Phogg’s in Seville Quarter, 130

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E. Government Street. Three finalists from each division – College Instrumental, High School Instrumental and Jazz Vocal – will perform at the live finals. Awards for first, second and third in each division, ranging from $100 to $500, will be presented at the conclusion of the event. Application deadline is March 1. Go to www.jazzpensacola.com to download the 2019 application, the current flyer and backing tracks. For more information, send an e-mail to info@jazzpensacola.com or call 433-8382.

Ocean Hour Florida March schedule

Ocean Hour Florida will be conducting weekly beach clean ups throughout March. Below are all currently-scheduled clean ups: • March 2: Naval Live Oaks and Bob Sikes Bridge, 1801 Gulf Breeze Highway and Grand Marlin Restaurant, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Santa Rosa Island. • March 9: Bay Bluffs Park & Chimney Park, 3400 Scenic Highway and Scenic Hwy. at Langley Ave. • March 16: Wayside Park and Bartram Park, 745 Bayfront Parkway and 211 East Main Street • March 23: Park West and Quietwater Beach, Park West (1300 Block of Ft Pickens Rd.) • March 30: Philip Payne Bridge and Bruce Beach, 2700 East Cervantes Street and 601 W Main Street Buckets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags will be supplied for most clean ups. Sign in is at 8:45 a.m. and cleanup is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dress for the weather and bring water, bug spray and sunscreen as needed. For more information, contact Ocean Hour Floirda at Facebook.com/oceanhourfl, www.oceanhourfl.com, e-mail volunteer@oceanhourfl.com or call 450-1112.

Annual Community Chili Cook Off

Pleasant Gorve Baptist Church will play host to the eighth annual Community Chili Cook Off March 9 at 10:30 a.m. Judging for the contest will begin at 11 a.m. and the award will be presented at noon, followed by a complimentary chili meal for all. Entries fee for the chili cook-off is $10.00. All chili entries must be brought to Sullivan Hall and in place by 10:30 am. Entries are limited to 20, so call the church office to sign up. This event is free and open to the public. Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is located at 9301 Gulf Beach Highway in Pensacola. For more information and entry sign up, contact the church office at 492-1518 or event chairperson Jim Olson at 982-3500.

SHERO conference announced

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the first-ever SHERO Warrior Conference will take place in Pensacola, March 8 through 10. The conference, presented by The Monument to Women Veterans in collaboration with the Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast and Woman’s Club of Pensacola, will feature powerful speakers and networking opportunities for women, and will be a celebration of women in leadership and in the military. During the three-day conference, women from across the United States will come to Pensacola to learn about resources, make new connections, share concerns, take part in discussions on the future for women in the military and to have fun with new and old friends. The conference will also provide opportunities to build working relationships for women veterans to find success in life after their Military service. Tickets are available online. Three-day tickets are $150 and individual day tickets are $75. To purchase tickets, visit EventBrite. For more information or to register as a vendor or sponsor, visit www.sherowarrior.com.

Over 50 ballroom dance club

Over 50 Ballroom Dance Club dances every Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center located at 913 South I Street Pensacola. This club offers ballroom dancing for adults ages 50 years or older. Dances feature live music and a beautiful dance venue on Pensacola Bay. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Dressy attire; no jeans please. Couples and singles welcome. The venue is smoke and alcohol free. For more information call Pat Foster at 623-5013 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/over55ballroomdanceclub.

Free Scottish dance classes

Free Scottish dance classes will be offered at the Dance Craft Dance Studio, 8618 Pensacola Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Sunday night. No partner or experience is necessary. For more information, contact Holly Sherman at 607-9200.

You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Kaitlyn@ballingerpublishing.com. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication.


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February 22, 2019

GOSPORT

Life

Persistence, drive forges new Navy cryptologic warfare officer; See page B2 “Spotlight”

Mardi Gras

You wait for it all year; an extra holiday you get just for living on the Gulf Coast From Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau

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s a major holiday in parts of Europe and South America, the celebration dates back to 1703 when the tiny French colony of Mobile, Ala., observed North America’s first Mardi Gras. The Cowbellion de Rakin society took loudly to the streets in 1830 armed with rakes, hoes and cowbells plundered from a hardware store and no doubt later enjoyed a feast with whatever food and drink they had. Although During previous Pensacola-area parades, (clockwise) costumed krewe members throw beads; bead-beggars they marched on New Year’s Eve and not Fat Tuesday, and revelers. File photos by Janet Thomas (top) and Mike O’Connor it was a true antecedent of Mardi Gras in Mobile and the first mystic societies, which were later formed in the 1830s. Later, in 1857, the Mobile members of the Cowbellian de Rakin Society traveled to New Orleans and assisted with the formation of the Mystic Krewe of Comus, to this day New Orleans’ most prestigious Mardi Gras society. From these early roots grew the Mardi Gras celebrations found today in the Port City. The stress of the Civil War brought an end to the annual festivities in Mobile. After the war and under Union occupation, the city was disillusioned and discouraged. On the afternoon of Fat Tuesday in 1866, Joseph Stillwell Cain set out to raise the spirits of Mobile. He donned Chickasaw Indian regalia, called himself “Chief Slacabormorinico,” climbed aboard a decorated coal wagon pulled by a mule and held a one-float parade through the streets of Mobile. Mardi Gras with all its frivolity was reborn. Local events on the 2019 Mardi Gras schedule include: Cain founded many of the mystic societies and built a tradition of Mardi Gras parades, which continue today. In • The Krewe of Lafitte Illuminated Parade at 6:30 p.m., March 1 in downtown Pensacola fact, he is remembered each year on Joe Cain Day, which • Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras parade at 1 p.m., March 2 in downtown Pensacola is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. Known as “the • Krewe of Wrecks Pensacola Beach Parade 2 p.m. March 3 people’s day,” Mardi Gras revelers decorate anything they can push, pull or drag for the Joe Cain procession For more information on Mardi Gras events in Pensacola, visit https://pensacolamardigras.com and parade, which is as much fun to watch as it is to ride in. Cain himself participated in each year’s festivity until For more on Mardi Gras events in Pensacola Beach visit http://www.pensacolabeachmardigras.com he died at age 72.

Mardi Gras happenings in the Pensacola area

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Spotlight

February 22, 2019

Persistence, drive forges new Navy cryptologic warfare officer By MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training

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ns. Marquay Byrd never expected he would become a naval officer.

His original plan did not include signing a contract as a cryptologic warfare officer. As he worked his way through college to earn his degree in applied physics, he never anticipated to one day be sitting in a classroom at a place called Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station learning the skills he would need to become a leader in the Navy’s information warfare community. When Byrd entered Coastal Carolina University, he had one goal: to never see his family struggle again. Raised in an impoverished neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Byrd was born into a world of adversity. Fights at school, gang activity, drug dealing, break-ins and murder were facts of life for people where he grew up, and he realized early on that he would need to be tough to survive. “Growing up, I remember seeing people selling crack right outside of my house,” Byrd said. “We had our house broken into numerous times. I watched all my friends get involved with gangs and I knew they were making money, but even though

I was still going to school with the same clothes from the previous year, I knew I didn’t want that life for myself and my family. I didn’t have any role models growing up, so I had to become my own.” Byrd would soon meet the role model he needed when, at age 13, he and his family moved to Gaffney, S.C. to a local women’s shelter. During this time, he was introduced to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and it was through them he would meet his first mentor, Tuck Swanger. A welder by trade and former boxer, Swanger offered the children boxing lessons, which Byrd accepted. Byrd would soon learn to not only harness his fighting ability, but that a sense of pride and personal accomplishment was possible even for a kid off the streets. He would later win the Silver Gloves boxing tournament in Augusta, Ga., and eventually place in the Golden Gloves tournament. “Tuck (Swanger) wasn’t a rich man, but he bought all of the equipment with his own money to teach us how to box,” Byrd said. “He would pay for us to

Ens. Marquay Byrd, a Navy cryptologic warfare officer, poses for a photo atop Bldg. 501 onboard NAS Pensacola Corry Station. Byrd graduated from the Cryptologic Warfare Officer Basic Course offered by Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station Feb. 14. Photo by Glenn Sircy

go to all of these boxing tournaments, including our food and hotel rooms, and he even paid for my shoes since I didn’t have money for them. ... He taught me that in boxing and in life, you always have to think three steps ahead before you take the next step or you’re going to lose the fight.” Realizing his potential, Byrd set the goal for himself to be the first member of his family to attend college. In 2012, he enrolled in Coastal Carolina University in the physics and engineering science programs, and additionally minored in mathematics. However, he was never afforded the opportunity to take

any advanced math and science courses in high school, so he found himself behind the curve early on and needing to catch up with his classmates. With no financial support, he would also need to find steady income. Byrd worked three separate jobs while pursuing these degrees. “One day, the Department of Physics and Engineering Science Chair Brian Bunton sat me down and told me how difficult this program was and that I would need to devote everything to making it through. I was in the physics suite every single day. Some days my professors would come in for work and see that I fell asleep in there,” Byrd said.

His hard work would soon pay off and his next life changing opportunity. Before graduating in 2017 he worked as a Research Assistant at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aviation & Aerospace Technology. Then in 2018, he worked at the McNair Aerospace Center of Columbia, S.C., while in pursuit of a master’s degree. During this time, he was invited to attend the annual National Naval Officer Association conference in San Diego, Calif., by retired Navy Cmdr. Robert Clements. Byrd said this would serve as the catalyst for his future naval career. In April 2018, he was accepted into the Navy’s Officer Candidate School and in October 2018, he earned his commission as a naval officer. After commissioning, Byrd completed the Division Officer Leadership Course, Information Warfare Basic Course and Cryptologic Warfare Officer Basic Course. “It’s not often that people are willing to share a story like this with their peers and with the world,” Cmdr. Chad Smith, IWTC Corry Station’s commanding officer said. “His upbringing taught him a tremendous amount about what we refer to as ‘grit’ at our command. It’s the response to adversity and the ability to get knocked down and get back up and win. He has experienced this his entire life, and going forward, his ‘grit’ will serve him well as a Navy leader.”

GOSPORT

Command Lines &Worship Schedule

• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 452-5990. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for March 6. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Don’t Be Taken, Know a Scam When You Hear One!: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 27. Learn how to protect yourself from potential scams. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, Feb. 22. Emergencies come in many forms. Be prepared for yourself and your family. • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 20 at Naval Hospital Pensacola Courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola. • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon April 17. You can develop better communication skills, learn to manage stress as a couple, and find ways to compromise. • Sponsor Training: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. March 12. Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. FFSC conducts Command Sponsorship Training monthly. After completing the required training, Sponsors are prepared to provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away:

• The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline. org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS) • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/ SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 2934561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, email Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford. ctr@navy.mil or call 452-2342.

NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel, dinner after service • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:00 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday

NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with meal • Greek Orthodox Orthos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Greek Orthodox Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/ Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@ bnaiisraelpensacola.org • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http:// templebethelofpensacola.org • Brit Ahm Messianic Synagogue, 6700 Spanish Trail. Services are 10 a.m., Saturday morning. For more, visit www.shalompensacola.com • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 4365060 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventhday Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442 • New Life Baptist Church – 6380 Bayberry St., Milton, Fl. Phone: 6261859, Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., www. miltonnewlifebaptist.com. • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W. Garden Street. Sunday Service – Orthros 8:45 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m. Weekday Feast Day Services – Orthros 8:30 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m. For information call 4332662 or visit www.annunciationgoc. org.


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Off Duty

Join the green crowd at McGuire’s 5K Prediction Run

The annual McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day Prediction 5K Run is one of the largest events in all of downtown Pensacola. With more than 14,000 runners expected this year, get ready for a self-paced challenge and some good food afterwards. The run will take place March 9 at 9 a.m. starting in front of McGuire’s. Photo from www.visitpensacola.com

By Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport Staff Writer It’s that time of year again, where green floods the streets of downtown Pensacola at one of the largest races held in the region, the McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day Prediction 5K Run. The annual run will be held this year March 9 at 9 a.m., with the race starting and finishing in front of McGuire’s Irish Pub. With upwards of 14,000 people expected to race, this event is one of the largest in the area. Unlike other races, a prediction run doesn’t focus on your time finishing the race versus other people’s time. Instead, runners will choose a time they think it will take them to finish the course and they closest they get to that time, the more bragging rights they have. While there will be the traditional race “winners” of first, second, third, most of the race’s pride comes from a selfset challenge.

The course is a 5K (3.1 mile) run throughout downtwn Pensacola, along the water and back to McGuire’s. Runners must complete the race in under one hour, as roads will reopen at 10 a.m. Anyone unable to finish in time will be picked up by the McGuire’s bus on its way back to the pub. Participants can run or walk however much they want, but must finish within the hour. Be a part of this long-standing Pensacola tradition, strap on your running shoes, or your brogans, and take to the streets of Pensacola in Irish style. After the race, enjoy food and beverages at the famous Irish pub in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Included in the registration fee includes a Tshirt, a pre-race breakfast and access to the post race party featuring Rich McDuff’s Irish-singa-long. Registration is $30 per person and will end March 6. For more information or to register, visit www. mcguiresirishpub.com.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY “Glass” (PG13) “The Kid Who Would “A Dog’s Way Home” “Escape Room” t 5 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. Be King” (PG) (PG) (PG13) Noon and 2:30 p.m. Noon 5 p.m. c “The Kid Who Would Be King” (PG) “Glass” (PG13) “The Kid Who Would “The Upside” (PG13) h 5:30 p.m. 5 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. Be King” (PG) 7 p.m. 2:30 p.m. a M o v i e

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WEDNESDAY

“On the Basis of Sex” (PG13) 3 p.m.

“A Dog’s Way Home” (PG) 5 p.m.

“The Upside” (PG13) 5:30 p.m.

“The Upside” (PG13) 7:10 p.m.

“Escape Room” (PG13) 8:10 p.m.

“The Kid Who Would Be King” (PG) 5:10 p.m.

“On the Basis of Sex” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Escape Room” (PG13) 7:30 p.m. “The Upside” (PG13) 1 p.m. “Glass” (PG13) 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through “Escape Room” (PG13) 11, free for 5 and younger 7:30 p.m. NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday.

“Glass” (PG13) 6 p.m.

THURSDAY “Escape Room” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Glass” (PG13) 7:10 p.m. “The Kid Who Would Be King” (PG) 5:10 p.m. “On the Basis of Sex” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.

February 22, 2019

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Homeschool P.E. program: Looking to supplement your child’s physical education? MWR Fitness will host a Homeschool Scholar Program every Monday from now until the end of the school year April 29. Physical Education classes will be offered at the Family Fitness Try this Center onboard NAS Pensacola Corry Sta- • Lt. Dan Band: tion. Classes will teach Save the date for a fitness, nutrition, mind roaring good time. Gary and body for children Sinise and the Lt. Dan of eligible MWR home- Band will be performschool families. Times ing onboard NAS Peninclude 9 a.m. to 10 sacola tomorrow, Feb. a.m. for children ages 6 23 at a free concert. For to 10 and 10 a.m. to 11 more information, call a.m. for children ages 452-3806. 10 to 15. For more information, call 452-6004. • History Walk Through: NASP Corry Station will host a History Walk Through March 14 at 8:30 a.m. to10 a.m. Dress according to temperature and bring a water bottle. Rain date will be March 21. For more information, call 452-6802. • Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip May 25 through 27 to Fort Payne, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or shine. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. Backpacking 101 Skills Course is a prerequisite for all NAS Pensacola backpacking trips. The next course is scheduled tomorrow, Feb. 23. See below for more details. For more information call 281-5489. • Backpacking 101 Skills Course: In preparation for the upcoming backpacking trip in May, MWR will be hosting a Backpacking 101 Skills Course tomorrow, Feb. 23. Course price is $35, gear included. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel Office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. For more information call 281-5489. • Corry Market: The MWR Outdoor Flea Market and Craft Fair will be held March 10 from noon to 4 p.m. This market is free and open to the public and will be held at the MWR Sports Complex on Highway 98 onboard NAS Pensacla Corry Station. Register for a booth at MWR Tickets and Travel by calling 452-6354. • Discount tickets: Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 to check out the discounts available on vacations and attractions. For more information, call 452-6354.

Liberty Activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www. naspensacola-mwr.com.


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