NASP Black History Month observance ...
NAS Pensacocla (NASP) will hold a Black History Month Celebration today, Feb. 23, in Bldg. 1504 (across from Bldg.1500 NASP Headquarters) from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be FORCM(AW/SW/FMF) Mamudu K. Cole. The NASP Diversity Team would like to invite all active-duty and retired military personnel, their dependents and civilian employees to attend. For more information, contact AC1(AW/SW) Chad Bradley at 452-4671.
Vol. 82, No. 8
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February 23, 2018
NATTC’s ABE1 Shannon wins Flowers civic award By Kaitlyn Peacock Gosport Staff Writer
Capt. Bill Lintz, commanding officer, Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) and CIWT CMDCM Mike Bates pose with the 2017 NETC Training Excellence Award blue burgee. Photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson
CIWT domain recognized as top learning center for second consecutive year By Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training
Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), visited Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) to congratulate the staff for winning the 2017 overall Training Excellence White “T” award, Feb. 20. “For the first time in recent or known history, CIWT is the first learning See CIWT on page 2
Get out of debt: Military Saves Week is Feb. 26 through March 3 From NASP FFSC and Military Saves
Roughly one in six savers has selected paying off consumer debts as their wealth-building goal. That does not come as a surprise since, along with modest incomes, large consumer debts are the most important financial reason that people have trouble saving and building wealth. The good news is that there is hope. With planning, discipline, patience and maybe some outside help, almost anyone can reduce their debts and start to accumulate wealth. Are you in trouble? If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, then you probably need to get your debts under better control: 1. Can you only afford to make minimum payments on your credit cards? 2. Do you worry about finding the money to make monthly car payments? 3. Do you borrow money to pay off old debts? 4. Have you used a home equity loan to refinance credit card debts, then run up new revolving balances on your cards? Why too much debt is costly? Borrowing more money than you can afford is costly in many ways. Americans spend well over $75 billion a year just on See Military Saves on page 2
The Pensacola Council of the Navy League is proud to announce the winner of the Margaret Flowers Civic Award for 2017, Naval Air Technical Training Center’s ABE1 (NATTC) (AW/SW) Michael P. Shannon. The award was given yesterday, Feb. 22, at a luncheon held to honor all of the enlisted service members who volunteered their time in contribution of the local community. In his write-up, Cmdr. Russell A. Lawrence, Shannon’s department head, spoke highly of Shannon’s attributes. “Petty Officer Shannon’s superior performance, professionalism and reliability while serving in a leadership position in the (NATTC) Air Training Department have been outstanding,” he wrote. “His persistent dedication to helping his community was instrumental to NATTC’s selection as the 2017 Project Good Neighbor Flagship Award, and the Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Award winner for large commands.
The award was given to the command for its farreaching efforts in volunteerism within the community and it would not have been possible
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without Petty Officer Shannon’s contributions, both as an individual volunteer and his efforts coordinating thousands of volunteers for hundreds of individual events.” In 2017, Shannon devoted countless hours toward community outreach and improvement with several local organizations. Among his services include 130 hours mentoring an 11-year-old “Little Brother,” as part of the Big Brother, Big Sister program. His contribution
helped his “Little Brother” develop improved study habits, class participation and positive thinking. Shannon was also heavily involved with leading and coordination NATTC Sailors and Marines to assist teaching children how to live a healthy, active life through organization such as Miracle League Youth Baseball, Heroes on the Water Association, Blue Wahoos Youth Sports Initiatives, Pensacola High School Football and Escambia High School Football. These efforts culminated into a total of 3,118 volunteer hours served in these organizations. Shannon also led 63 volunteer events with a total of 317 volunteers to assist the quality of life for shelter animals with the Escambia County Animal Shelter, leading to another 2,165 volunteer hours contributed. He also volunteered as a Coalition of Sailors Again Destructive Decisions (CSADD) advocate, mentoring Sailors, Marines and Airmen. Through this program, he was able to assist with 20 events for 15 staff members and 339 students, who See Flowers on page 2
Nurses, corpsmen honored with DAISY Award at NHP Story, photo by Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) held a ceremony to announce the winners of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses Feb. 2. The ceremony marked the first time the DAISY Award has been given at NHP. According to the DAISY Foundation website, The DAISY Award celebrates nurses who provide extraordinary compassionate and skillful care every day. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System. The DAISY Foundation was formed in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of complications from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an auto-immune disease. The nursing care that Barnes received had a significant impact on his family and inspired them to create the DAISY Foundation. Over 2,800 health care facilities in all 50 states and 17 countries participate in the program and honor nurses with the DAISY Award. In addition to recognizing ex-
Lt. Cmdr. Edith Glanton, a midwife and department head for Labor and Delivery at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), plays with Gracelynn Page Feb. 2 at NHP while her mother Mirielle Page watches. Because of the care Glanton provided Mirielle during the delivery of Gracelynn, she was nominated and won a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System – and an award program to recognize exceptional nurses.
traordinary nurses, NHP expanded the award to include corpsmen. Corpsmen are an integral part of health care in Navy Medicine and work side by side with nurses and doctors to provide care to patients. “Corpsmen are an important part of our health care team and we
wanted to recognize them along with our nurses,” said Capt. Fran Barendse, director of nursing services at NHP. “We contacted the DAISY Foundation and they were fully supportive of us including See DAISY on page 2
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corpsmenfortheaward.” Atotalof11nomineesweresubmitted for the award: seven nurses and four corpsmen.Nomineesweresubmittedby boththeirpeersandpatients.EachnomineereceivedaDAISYpintowearontheir hospitalbadge,butthewinnersalsoreceivedsculpture,asigntodisplayintheir workarea,cinnamonrollsandadesignatedparkingspotforaweek.ThecinnamonrollsareaDAISYAwardtradition fromwhenBarnesaskedforcinnamon rollswhilehospitalized. “Itwasveryhardtoselectthetwowinners,”saidLt.Cmdr.GabrielleCrane,assistantdirectorfornursingservicesand oneoftheboardmembersthatselectedthe winners. “All of the nominees demon-
stratedtruecompassionforcaringfortheir patientsandreallyexemplifiedthemeaningbehindtheDAISYAward.” ThewinningnursewasLt.Cmdr.Edith Glanton,amidwifeanddepartmenthead for Labor and Delivery, nominated by Mirielle Page. After delivering Page’s daughterinNovember,Pagehadsome complicationsandbeganhemorrhaging. Glantontookimmediateactionandcalled acodepurple,whichisanobstetricemergency. “Itwentfromaroutinedeliverytoa criticalsituationwhenshestartedhemorrhagingandlostconsciousness,”Glanton, whoisfromDecatur,Ga.,said.“Atthat point,Ijustreactedtothesituationandour whole team of nurses, physicians and corpsmen worked together to save her life.”
Glanton’sexperienceandherquickreactionscalmedthesituationallowedPage tomakeafullrecovery.Page,alongwith her husband, son and two month old GracelynnPage,wasattheceremonyto recognizeGlanton. “Notonlydid(Glanton)deliverymy baby girl, but she also saved my life,” Pagesaid.“(Glanton)andtheentirestaff thatweretherethatnightaremyangels.” HM3SarahLegere,acorpsmanwith theGeneralSurgeryClinic,wasthecorpsmanselecteefortheDAISYAward.Legere was nominated by MaryLouise KuklishandherparentsKathrynandTom Kuklish.MaryLouise,whogoesbyM.L., wasdiagnosedwithperistomalpyoderma gangrenosum (PPG) and was being treatedatNHP.PPGisarareconditionthat causeslarge,painfulsoresontheskin.
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M.L.,whosuffersfromanxietyandis autistic,hadtovisitthehospitalthreetimes aweektoreceivetreatmentandLegere waspartoftheteamthatcaredforher. The other nominees for the DAISY AwardwereLt.KathleenKohl,AmbulatoryProcedureUnit;Cmdr.KathrynGarner, General Surgery Clinic; Lakisha Davison, Family Medicine Clinic; MichaelLynch,Multi-ServiceWard;HospitalmanSkylarLeMaster,Multi-Service Ward; Adrienne McWilliams, Naval BranchHealthClinicCorryStation;HM3 BryanaRobinson,NBHCNavalAirTechnical Training Center; HM1 RoseAnn Garcia, NBHC Panama City; and TreRhondaJoseph,NBHCBelleChasse. TheDAISYAwardwillnowbeaquarterlyprogramatNHPtorecognizeother exceptionalnursesandcorpsmen. Flowers from page 1
center to ever sweep all nine functional areas,”Cozadsaid.“It’sallaboutcompetitionandbecomingbettereveryday.Inow challengeyoutocontinuetoexcel,thinkdifferentlyabouthowwetrain,andknockdown thebarriersforourSailors.” The annual Training Excellence Award (TEA) program recognizes commands for demonstratingsuperiorperformancefortrainingortrainingsupport.NETCusesmetricsto determinehowwellthecommandsaredoing acrossvariousaspectsofthemission,andthe TEAawardprovidesawaytotrackprogress andmakeadjustmentsifneeded. To be considered for a functional area award,commandsmustachieveaminimum scoreof90percentonestablishedperformancemeasuresdealingwitheveryaspectofa trainingcenter’smission.Thelearningcenter withthehighestcumulativescorepercentage fromallthefunctionalareasisawardedthe White“T.” CozadpresentedacertificateandtheoverallTEApennant,orblueburgee,toCapt.Bill Lintz,CIWT’scommandingofficer.CIWTis authorizedtodisplaytheburgeeforthesecond consecutiveyearthroughout2018toindicate theiroutstandingaccomplishmentsandexcellenceindeliveryofeducationandtraining. “IfirmlybelieveCIWTissuccessfulbecauseeachofourdomainmembersfocuses dailyonourjobto‘prepareSailorsforwar’in ourareaofinformationwarfare,”Lintzsaid. “SuccessofourSailorsismoreimportantthat anyaccoladewecanreceive,butIamextremelyproudthattodaytheentireCIWTdomain team has been recognized for this honor.” TheninefunctionalmeritawardsCIWT swept include the BusinessAdministration andSupportYellow“T”;PlanningandProgrammingSilver“T”;TotalForceManagementRed“T”;LogisticsManagementBlue “T”;InformationTechnologyManagement Gold “T”; Curriculum Management Black “T”;TrainingSupportManagementBronze “T”; Financial ManagementAward Purple “T”;andTrainingProductionManagement Green“T.”
Ash Wednesday celebrated onboard NAS Pensacola ... Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola chaplain Lt. Christopher Terrell, brought “ashes to go” for busy service members Feb. 14, Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day for peace that falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of repentance before Easter. Ash Wednesday is observed by many Western Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics and some Baptists. Photo by Greg Mitchell
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contributedacollective3,041volunteer community service hours. According to his nomination package, Shannon’seffortsdirectlycontributed toa15percentdecreaseinAlcoholRelatedIncidents(ARI),35percentdecrease in Non-Judicial Punishments andraised$22,949infundsthrough 1,593donationsforCombinedFederal Campaign(CFC)andtheNavy-MarineCorpsReliefSociety(NMCRS). Theawardisnamedthe“Margaret FlowersCivicAward”inhonorofcareercivilserviceemployeeMargaret Flowers,whowasknowntoembody thetrueespirtdecorpsofcommunity andsocialinvolvement. For more information about the PensacolaCouncilofNavyLeague, email@example.com. For a list and photos of the other nominees, see page 4A.
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Sisters and service members, Navy SN Michelle Panchana (left) and Air Force Airman 1st Class Gisella Panchana (right) are photographed as students together at the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Feb. 9. They attended school at the base from August 2017 to January 2018. Gisella graduated from the METC Radiology Program Jan. 30, while Michelle is scheduled to complete the METC Pharmacy Program in April. Photo by David DeKunder By David DeKunder 502nd Air Base Wing
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIOFORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – When Air Force Airman 1st Class Gisella Panchana graduated from the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) Jan. 30, the graduation started the next phase of Panchana’s service in the Air Force, continuing her training as a radiology technician at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Even though Panchana is excited about continuing her military career, her graduation means she will no longer be able to be around her younger sister, Navy SN Michelle Panchana, a Navy hospitalman who is also a student at METC. While the two sisters will be separated from each other, Gisella said she will keep in touch with Michelle.
“It’s another chapter in my life,” Gisella said. “Even though I won’t see her as much, I can still talk to her on the phone. It will definitely be a different experience without her.” The two sisters appreciated the time they were students together at METC for six months, from August 2017 to January 2018. Michelle was the first sister to arrive at METC in June 2017, beginning her classes in the pharmacy program. Two months later, Gisella arrived at the campus to start her training in the METC radiology program. Michelle found out that her older sister would be joining her at METC during a phone call with Gisella, who was finishing up basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. “I was pretty excited,” Michelle said. “When she told me, I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t think it would happen at all.” Even though they lived in separate dorms, being on the same campus
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gave the sisters the opportunity to visit whether it was during class breaks, lunch or dinner and talk about things that were going on in their lives, including their classes. “I usually see her at least once a day during break time,” Michelle said. “If not, we usually hang out after school and we get lunch or dinner together. We just talk basically about everything. We’re sisters, there’s really no limits to our conversations.” Gisella said her younger sister was able to provide emotional support for her when she needed it. “It’s been a relief not being alone, just having a family member close by and talk to whenever you want to,” Gisella said. “To actually have her here has been really great.” Michelle said being with her older sister allowed her to de-stress from classes and go out on weekends, including seeing the sights in San Antonio, shopping and eating out. The sisters, who were born in the Bronx, New York City and grew up in New Jersey, were raised in a close-knit family of four children by their parents Rita and Jorge Panchana, who came from Ecuador. “Having her here at METC has just brought us even closer together,” Michelle said. Since they are close, the sisters seek advice from each other at times. “I usually tell her everything that goes on,” Michelle said. “If I have any problems, I will go to her and she does the same thing with me, as well.” The two sisters and their younger brother George are the first members in their family to join the military. Their younger brother joined the Navy in early January. Before each of the sisters joined the military, they discussed the idea with
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each other. Gisella was the first one to explore the option of joining the service after going to college and earning a degree in graphic design. “I actually researched all the military branches and chose what I thought was the best for me,” she said. “I just wanted something new in life. I kind of felt stuck at a point in my life and I thought, ‘Why not?’ They have great opportunities, so I decided to join.” Michelle said her older sister inspired her to join the military. “She started talking about joining the military way before I even thought about joining it as well,” she said. “We talked about it amongst ourselves for quite a time.” Michelle decided to enlist in the Navy after going to nursing school for two semesters. She said the Navy offers more medical programs and opportunities for her. Michelle is training to become a pharmacy technician. The sisters look up to each other. “I definitely look up to her because she is a character,” said Gisella about her younger sister. “She puts herself out there and that’s what I’ve always wanted to do. She’s not afraid of anything.” “I’ve learned how strong she can be whenever she is in a tough situation,” Michelle said about her older sister. “Seeing her overcome obstacles in her life, it has made me want to be a stronger person, as well.” Michelle is set to graduate from the METC pharmacy program in April. She said it will be hard to see her older sister leave and not have her around at METC. “I’m very sad she is going to leave first because we are just so use to having each other here,” Michelle said. “It’s going to be a little different now.”
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AWS2 Jacob F. Aldach • HT-8 “Aldach personally re-established the Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) Adopt-A-Highway program. He planned four pickups and supervised 162 command volunteer hours leading to the removal of over 1,000 pounds of trash ... He actively mentored 109 student pilots while accumulating 120.9 instructional flight hours leading to the completion of 160 syllabus events.”
CTR2 Andrea Bemisderfer • NIOCP “Bemisderfer volunteered 115 hours during the 2017 calendar year in support of multiple events ... As the NIOCP Community Service coordinator for over 300 personnel, she consistently worked with local organizations throughout Escambia County to identify opportunities to foster goodwill relationships between the military and civilian organizations. Her efforts resulted in 86 Sailors volunteering over 3,000 hours of community service throughout Pensacola ...”
Cpl. Rebeca S. Berry • MATSG-23 “Berry unselfishly volunteered her time in support of multiple events within ... the command and the local community ... During the months of March, April and June 2017, Berry volunteered 19 hours of service and support to the Escambia County School district Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) events. During the national academic, athletic and drill competitions, she worked with NJROTC cadets from 14 high schools serving as a judge.”
Civic Award Military 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. A few short lines from each of these outstanding service member’s write-ups is presented. One individual is selected as the overall winner; see today’s page A1.
AZ2 Kevin J. Dagget • NATTC
IT1 James P. McGuigan • IWTC
“Daggett has been a recognized leader within the command as well as throughout the Pensacola community ... He volunteered at eight events during 2017, personally dedicating 120 hours of volunteer time ... Examples of his selfless dedication include Student Government Association (SGA) of Florida ... American Alzheimer’s Association ... Pen Air Grand Fiesta Parade ... Volunteer Income Tax Assistant ... Holm Elementary School Mentorship Program ...”
“McGuigan’s 455 hours of dedication to community has made an enormous impact on the development of our youth, positively affected the well-being of countless lives and greatly contributed to the Navy’s image in the community. ... dedicated 311 hours supporting the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) Independence Squadron ... led 17 instructors and 65 Cadets through 29 training sessions providing general military training ... uniform inspections ...”
PR3 Kenya Daniels • NSTI
ABH1 Bryan E. Nutter • NAS Whiting Field
“Daniels is the Command Volunteer Coordinator for the Naval Survival Training Institute. She personally coordinated 15 volunteer events for five Sailors which produced 725 volunteered man-hours ... (She) personally volunteered more than 180 off-duty hours providing support to l5 programs within both the community and the command. ... 75 hours to the Feed the Homeless ... 7 hours to Immanuel Lutheran Church ... 5 hours at Ronald McDonald House ...”
“Nutter embodies the definition of civic duty and community leadership. As NASWF’s volunteer coordinator, he collaborated and participated in numerous community service events with multiple local organizations and helped ensure continuity throughout Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties ... coordinated Meals on Wheels with 10 Sailors for a total of 20 hours ... with First United Methodist Church to provide support with Santa Rosa Day of Service ...”
Staff Sgt. Mark A. Dickens Jr. • AMS-2
EN2 Christian P. Riceman • NASC
“His efforts among youth sports and within Aviation Maintenance Squadron 2 (AMS-2) will have a lasting impact for years to come ... Dickens was volunteer Head Coach for two teams within the Perdido Bay Youth Sports Association. He was a volunteer Head Coach for a soccer program and a football program, each program encompassed more than 50 volunteer hours ... (He) also volunteered his time with Escambia Boys Base at Corry Station ...”
“Riceman has been an inspirational instructor and civil servant ... uncompromising professionalism ... has directly contributed to the success of Naval Aviation Schools Command and the community ... As an Emergency Medical Responder he contributed over 134 off-duty hours in support of flood humanitarian relief assistance to more than 500 families in and around Baton Rouge, La., in August 2016 ... has positively impacted Pensacola community organizations ...”
ETl Daniel K. Diedrich • NATTC
LS1 Ryan R. Schick • Blue Angels
“Diedrich ... served as the Amazing Grace Bully Rescue volunteer coordinator for 98 volunteers. Personally volunteered 166 hours to the organization, coordinated 10 rescue events, performed rescue and kennel cleaning, and coordinated 12 fundraising events which raised $1,551 ... volunteered as a Perdido Bay Youth Sports Basketball Coach supporting the 15 and under youth basketball group. He dedicated 75 hours facilitating ... for Perdido Wildcats ...”
“Schick selflessly volunteered 280 hours during the 2017 calendar year in support of multiple events and programs ... volunteering 210 hours with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. As a mentor, he counseled, guided and provided valuable friendship to a child on a one-on-one basis ... volunteered 70 hours as the command Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) coordinator ... raised $3,500 to support eligible non-profit organizations ...”
HM2 Chase E. Harmon • NAMI
IT2 Erin M. Smith • NAS Pensacola
“Harmon ... volunteered four hours to feed the homeless at Waterfront Rescue Mission, aiding the community of Pensacola ... Navy Youth Sports ... volunteered as Race Safety Coordinator. Volunteered 70 hours coaching Flag Football and Baseball with 3- to 5-year-old (children), teaching ... character building activity ... Volunteered over 55 hours to the Escambia County Meals on Wheel Program in support of over 300 homebound elderly citizens of Pensacola ...”
“Smith consistently demonstrates the very essence of Navy Core Values in and out of uniform. She volunteered ... 16 hours (service) to fundraising for the Navy Ball by selling sandwiches and hosting a “Fishing on the Pier” event ... 14 hours setting up for a statewide convention at West Florida High School for the Student Government Association ... 14 hours in the setup, breakdown and registration for the pro-camp at Pensacola Christian Academy ...”
Staff Sgt. Michael R. Harris • MATSG-23
Staff Sgt. Colin Tench • USAF 479 FTG
“Harris unselfishly volunteered more than 150 hours and oversaw in excess of 500 volunteer hours during the 2017 calendar year in support of multiple events and programs within the community and command ... volunteered five hours with the Marine Corps League, assisting in the presentation of a powered wheel chair to a disabled Marine Veteran ... Volunteered 10 hours of service with Keep Pensacola Beautiful (KPB) ... helping to rebuild the shoreline ...”
“Tench has unselfishly volunteered over 100 hours during the calendar year in support of multiple events and programs within the community ... supported the local community by volunteering over 96 hours organizing a Pensacola branch of Heroes Sports, a non-profit organization ... volunteered 60 hours to organize and develop the organization ... contributed 24 hours soliciting, gathering donations ... volunteered with the local a chapter Team Red, White and Blue.”
AT1 Duong D. Huynh • NATTC
AO1 Eric M. Winters • NATTC
“Huynh has been a recognized leader within a flagship award winning community service program for the Navy’s largest aviation training command. Huynh is not only a break-out leader and mentor within the command, he is a catalyst to a robust command volunteer program. He has personally directed ... with 86 local charity organizations, the efforts of 4,361 volunteers who executed 38,124 total hours of community service across 498 separate events ...”
“This naval instructor has contributed significantly to the excellence of his students, school and community. He has organized and led 26 volunteer events totaling 3,495 cumulative off-duty volunteer hours on behalf of multiple organizations, devoting 253 off duty hours to the community. His ongoing support for the Pensacola community has resulted in 3,748 man hours of community service while leading more than 400 of his fellow Sailors and Marines.”
GOSPORT February 23, 2018
Enlisted credentialing, USMAP completions now viewable in ETJ By MC2 Taylor Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training
Sailors can now view their earned civilian certifications, licenses and United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) data in their Electronic Training Jackets (ETJ), Navy Training and Management Planning System (NTMPS) and Fleet Training Management and Planning System (FLTMPS). Previously, Sailors’ credentialing data could only be viewed through their Joint Service Transcripts (JST). Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL), which funds certification exams for eligible Sailors, coordinated with the NTMPS and
JST program to ensure Sailors’ civilian credentials were being accurately reflected in FLTMPS and the Sailors’ ETJs. The change aligns with Sailor 2025 initiatives to improve fleet manning. The availability of credentialing data in NTMPS, FLTMPS and the ETJ will allow Sailors to seek compatible billets or duties based on their earned credentials. The data will also allow leadership to readily seek well-qualified Sailors to fill billets or duties.
“This is a big win for both our Sailors and for Sailor 2025,” COOL’s Director Keith Boring said. “Not having the credential data available would have hampered future goals of finding Sailors with compat ible credentials to fill other positions or move to other enlisted ratings. Now that the data is flowing, credentialing data can be made readily available for Sailor and leadership detailing decisions.” Boring added that promotion and officer boards will be able to utilize NTMPS,
FLTMPS and ETJ credentialing data to assist in board decisions. “This new process of automated integration is just awesome,” said HMCS Fernandel Bardouille, senior enlisted leader at Navy Aerospace Medical Institute. “In the past, it was very inefficient and difficult for Sailors to ensure their data was accurately reflected.” COOL provides active duty and Reserve Sailors, whether forward deployed, underway or ashore, a way to map their Navy education, training, experience and competencies to civilian credentials and occupations. It also allows Sailors to pursue credentials throughout their military life cycle, from completion of
technical training until they become eligible for transition opportunities. Navy COOL is located with the Center for Information Warfare Training, which delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more information about Navy COOL, visit www.cool. navy.mil or call 452-6683. For more news from the Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid/, www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ ciwt, www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT or www.twitter.com/ NavyCIWT.
Navy submits 30-Year Ship Acquisition Plan From Navy Office of Information
WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Department of the Navy submitted the long-range ship acquisition plan to Congress Feb. 12. The 30-Year Ship Acquisition Plan is a Congressionally-mandated report which describes the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) long-range shipbuilding plans for 2019 through 2048. This year’s report focuses on meeting the Navy’s baseline acquisition requirements needed to build the Navy the Nation Needs (NNN) and sustaining the domestic industrial base to meet that aim.
In support of the National Defense Strategy’s stated goal of achieving a more lethal, resilient and agile force, the plan serves as a roadmap to reach a 355-ship fleet by the early FY2050s, potentially quicker with an aggressive investment of resources. The plan pursues acquisition strategies to build ships more quickly and affordably and places top priority on sustaining the industrial base now and for the future. Ultimately, the plan supports the Navy’s overall effort to build the Navy the Nation Needs to protect the homeland, defend the interests of America and its allies abroad, and preserve America’s stra-
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tegic influence around the world. This plan addresses the Navy’s most critical shipbuilding needs by: • Building CVNs four years apart after CVN 82 instead of five to support a 12-ship CVN force • Building 12 Columbia-class SSBNs in support of the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and STRATCOM deterrence requirements • Establishing a stable profile of two per year attack submarines (SSN) • Establishing a stable profile of 2.5 per year Large Surface Combatants (DDG), plus an additional ship in FY2022 • Establishing a stable profile of
two per year small surface combatants (LCS, FFG) starting in FY2022, accommodating the transition to FFG(X) • Increasing the pace for amphibious ship production to support a 12ship LHD/LHA force and modernized lethality in FY2033, FY2036 and FY2039 • Addresses the candidate longterm replacement for the NNN payload-based submarine, filled midterm by Virginia payload module (VPM) The plan can be viewed in its entirety at www.secnav.navy.mil/fmc/ fmb/Pages/Fiscal-Year-2019.aspx.
February 23, 2018
NASWF’s Air Traffic Controller of the Year By Ens. Caroline Ready NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Offices
AS Whiting Field (NASWF) recently announced AC1 Justin Kersch as the Vice Adm. Robert B. Pirie Naval Air Traffic Controller of the Year. Kersch is the North Tower Branch chief/NATOPS instructor, a title normally held by a chief petty officer. He maintained regulations to control tower operations, operational continuity between watch teams, qualified personnel to individual operation positions, recommended personnel for supervisory positions and provided technical assistance in the development of procedures. Kersch is also the Assistant Training Branch
Chief/NATOPS Evaluator. He established and maintained on-the-job training programs, developed local course material, visual aids and training scenarios and prepared tests to evaluate scheduled training. Kersch managed six Sailors who conducted the annual review of the facility manual, the Air Operations Manual and assisted with the rewrite of the NASWF Air Traffic Control Facility Manual. He led to the safe completion of
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more than 167,000 flight operations and 6,000 ground controlled approaches and was directly responsible for 7,250 training hours which resulted in 13 Facility Watch Supervisor designations, 33 supervisor designations, 80 air traffic control position qualifications and an increase of staffing by 40 percent.
Kersch represented NASWF at the Command Navy Region Southeast level, where he will continue to the national level at Commander Navy Installations Command. Kersch was asked what advice he would give other Sailors. “First and foremost do what you are told,” he advised. “If you are assigned a task, get it done to the best of your ability. Additionally, you need to always stay engaged, make small goals and keep plugging away. Always keep your eye on the target.” The target for Kersch is not always recognition; growing as a Sailor under great leaders is what has truly benefited his career. “I just hope that I can do a good job at whatever task is assigned,” he said. “Making rank or getting awards is inconsequential. I just want to look back at the end of my ca-
reer and know that I tried my best.” Commanding Officer NAS Whiting Field Capt. Paul Bowdich recognized Kersch as a role model to emulate. “His loyalty, hands-on approach to mentorship and genuine concern for his shipmate’s quality of life, set the highest standards and are keeping with the true spirit of the NAS Whiting Field Team,” Bowdich said. “He continues to produce exceptional results across the spectrum and is an excellent example of one of the finest air traffic controllers the Navy has to offer.” The Vice Admiral Robert B. Pirie Naval Air Traffic Controller of the Year is “symbolic of the outstanding contributions to operational readiness and safety of flight made by individual Navy and Marine Corps air traffic controllers,” according to NAVAIR 0080T-114.
Black History Month event at NASWF ... Jawana Jackson from the
Selma House Museum returned to Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Feb 13 once more to share her memories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Artifacts and Dr. King-related items filled the foyer of the atrium onboard NASWF as Jackson shared stories of what it was like to be a child growing up around the influence of Dr. King, civil rights leaders and parents that were active supporters of the civil rights movement. The gathering began with an introduction of Jackson by director of the NASWF Diversity Committee, CPO Andrew McDougle. Jackson spoke to the audience and then opened the room for a question-and-answer period to learn more about her life and experiences with her father and Dr. King. She mentioned what Dr. King was like day to day, how Dr. King handled the stress of FBI surveillance and the challenge of remaining peaceful during such a crucial time in our country. Jackson was presented with flowers in appreciation for her efforts and time, and refreshments were served. She resides in Milton, but operates The Selma House Museum in Selma, Ala., which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. For more information regarding Jackson’s book or the Selma House Museum visit www.jacksonfoundationmuseum.com. Photo by Ens. Luke Hague
A.A. Cunningham Road paving notice ... Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NavFac SE) has awarded a contract to mill and overlay A.A. Cunningham Road on NAS Pensacola. The work is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 12 and expected to take four weeks to complete. Watch for “Road Closed” and “Detour” signs. Detour routes to facilities in the area will be Page Road to Warehouse Road and Farrar Road to Pat Bellinger Road. Drivers should observe the warning signs and proceed with caution around the work zones. The work schedule is weather dependent. For questions or more information, contact the PWD Construction Manager Bryan Moeller at 452-3131, ext. 3077.
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Fallen Special Tactics Airman honored at NASP By Capt. Katrina Cheesman Sibley’s unit. “This dedication 24th Special Operations Wing and memorial ruck is an important step for us as a brotherhood Air Force Special Tactics Air- to honor Forrest’s legacy of men dedicated a military freefall valor, and get a small bit of clotraining exercise into Pensacola sure.” Bay Aug. 26 to His teammates Staff Sgt. Forrest escorted the famSibley, a combat ily to Sibley’s controller from burial site, wearPensacola killed ing combat ruck in action Aug. 26, sacks weighing 2015, in Helmand more than 50 Pr o v i n c e , pounds to repreAfghanistan. It sent the deployed. was the first anOnce at the niversary of Sibcemetery, they ley’s death. completed a After free round of memoStaff Sgt. falling into the rial push-ups to Forrest Sibley waters of Sibley’s honor their fallen hometown, his teammates teammate. joined family members and Sibley, 31, had served in the friends to complete a memorial Air Force as a combat controller ruck march to his final resting since 2008. In his seven years of place at Barrancas National service, he received four Bronze Cemetery (BNC). Star Medals, once with valor for “When we lost Forrest, most heroism in combat, as well as a of his teammates were still de- Purple Heart for injuries susployed for another five months, tained in combat. and couldn’t attend any funeral “Forrest was one of our best or memorial event,” said Lt. Col. combat controllers, but he was Stewart Parker, commander of 21st Special Tactics Squadron, See Sibley on page 2
After parachuting into Pensacola Bay, members of the Air Force’s 21st Special Tactics Squadron make a memorial “ruck march,” a hike with full packs, from NAS Pensacola’s Bayou Grande Marina to Barrancas National Cemetery and the grave of teammate Staff Sgt. Forrest Sibley. Sibley was killed in action Aug. 26, 2015. He had served in the Air Force as a combat controller since 2008. Photo by Mike O’Connor For more photos, see page A4
CNATT: Make Labor Day weekend safety a priority Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs
The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) safety manager is reminding service members, civilian employees and their families to maintain safety awareness as they prepare for what is generally viewed as the end of summer. CNATTSafety Manager Krystal Hancock said that Labor Day, a federal holi-
day designed to honor the achievements of American workers, includes an extended weekend, with service members and their families often electing to travel to see family and friends. “Whether taking a long road trip or simply jumping in the car to run a quick errand, driving is inherently risky, and traffic mishaps continue to
be a leading reason for lost time, days, and lives across our force,” she said. Hancock said the National Safety Council (NSC) predicts this could be the deadliest Labor Day weekend for drivers in eight years, estimating that more than 430 people could be killed in traffic accidents throughout the Labor Day weekend. She added that service members, often sepa-
rated from their families and travelling significant distances to visit during the long weekend, should take some simple precautions before and during their trips. “Get enough rest before heading outsleepy driving is as dangerous as impaired driving,” she said. “Alternate drivers or take frequent breaks to ensure that whoever is behind the wheel stays alert.” See Labor Day on page 2
‘Be There’ for your shipmates during Suicide Prevention Month 2016 By James Rosenfelder U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs
NAS Pensacola to host 9/11 commemoration ceremony ... In commemoration of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Naval Air Station Pensacola will present a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard the base at 10 a.m. Sept. 9. The event will include a guest speaker and a musical rendition from the NATTC Choir, a traditional “two-bell” ceremony, honors performed by the NASP Honor Guard and a 21-gun volley. The public is invited to attend.
Navy Medicine recognizes September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which began Sept. 1. The theme for Suicide Prevention Month 2016 is “Be There.” Throughout the month, Navy Medicine will highlight the power of peer support and personal wellness, encouraging Sailors and Marines to be there for their shipmates. “Action starts with prevention,” said Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BuMed). “When a Sailor needs assistance, easy access to support resources and mental health treatment is essential, as is validation of help-seeking behaviors.” Suicide prevention is a yearlong effort. Suicide Prevention Month serves as a reminder that building resilience and preventing suicide requires all
members of the Navy and Marine Corps community to work together. Every life lost to suicide is one too many. “Take action if you notice anything
out of the ordinary for a shipmate; reach out to them,” Faison said. “If you are having difficulties, seek help if See Prevention on page 2
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Military Notices PACPOA scholarship deadline
The Pensacola Area Chief Petty Officer Association (PACPOA) plans to award its second annual National Flight Academy scholarship for the 2018 season. The scholarship is open to seventh grade to 12th grade family members of all ranks of the military (active duty, retired and veterans) and first responders from any for the NAS Pensacola tenant commands as well as Naval Hospital Pensacola. NFA information and schedule can be found at www.nationalflightacademy.com. Request for an application and completed application can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is Feb. 28. The PACPOA will not cover any travel cost for applicants who do not live in the Pensacola area, but they are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed by board members and the winner will be announced March 5. Applications will be reviewed by board members and the winner will be announced Feb 4. For more information, e-mail AEC Jarred Scolari at email@example.com.
Language test appointments open
Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, 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.
Retired Activities Office needs help
Do you have four to six hours free a week? The Navy’s Retired Activities Office, located in the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 625, is looking for military retirees/survivors to staff its office. Duties include; casualty reporting, assisting survivors in obtaining benefits, and answering general questions concerning retirement benefits. The position requires a desire to assist your fellow retirees and survivors, and an administrative background with knowledge of computer programs such as MS Outlook, Word, etc. For more information, call 452-5622 or e-mail nasp.rao.fct@ navy.mil.
Onboard NASP Spring break three-day cruise
The National Flight Academy will host three-day cruise programs during spring break. Registration for the programs are now open for fifth-12th grade students. A variety of three-day cruise programs cover subject matter areas such as aerodynamics, meteorology and physics. The three-day overnight program blends the culture and excitement of aviation and emphasizes workforce skills such as leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and effective communication. three-day cruise programs open for the following dates: • Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties: March 18 to March 20. Registration is now closed • Escambia County: March 25 to March 27. Registration closes Feb. 28 The cost for the three-day cruise programs is $399 per student and $350 for groups of 12 or more. For registration information and a complete breakdown of 2018 National Flight Academy programs, contact the registration coordinator at 3088948 or visit www.NationalFlightAcademy.com.
FFSC announce new workshops
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. Upcoming classes include: • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon, March 7 • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., March 1 and March 15 • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 11 a.m. to noon, March 19 and March 26 • Partners in Parenting: 1 to 4 p.m., March 28 • Smooth Move: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., March 14 • Kiddie Kraft: 10 a.m. to noon, March 9 • Tips to Building Self Esteem: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., March 12 • Anger Control (two sessions): 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., March 13 and March 20, attendence is mandatory for both sessions • Healing the Angry Brain: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., every Tuesday March 20 to April 24, must attend all six sessions • Imagination Station: 1 to 3 p.m., March 15. • New Spouse, Newcomer Orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., March 16. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., March 13 • Sponsorship Training: 8 to 9 a.m., March 13. • Where is My Money Going?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., March 21 • Who Cares What’s on My Credit Report?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., March 7 • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to
“Read all About It...” 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 on November 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. 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, Feb. 23. • Music and Movement: 10 a.m. to noon today, Feb. 23 at Lighthouse Terrace, No. 1 Price Ave., next session will be March 30 For information or to register for any of these classes, call 452-5990.
Student scholarship essay contest
The Studer Foundation is sponsoring an essay contest for 80 middle school students in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. The essay contest winners will get the experience of a lifetime during a dynamic six-day program at the National Flight Academy (NFA) from July 29 through Aug. 3. The essays will be reviewed through a blind selection process by a group of volunteers and local educators. Student must be enrolled in middle school as a rising seventh through ninth grader and applicants must write a 500-word essay on one of two prompts. The essay should represent their own work. Prompts are: • Describe what being a leader means to you and share an example of leadership you have experienced or witnessed. • In the future, but during your lifetime, what do you think will be the biggest advancement in one of the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics? Why do you think that advancement will be so significant? Students interested in being considered for the Studer Foundation Scholarship offer must electronically submit their essay through the NFA’s online portal on or before 11:59 p.m. March 1. Winners will be notified by e-mail no later than March 31. To apply for the essay contest, go to https://tinyurl.com/ya8zkuzf. For more information or to learn more about the program, visit www.NationalFlightAcademy.com.
Marine Corps family team building
L.I.N.K.S. is offering team building classes located at 211 Farrar Road, Bldg. 3450 in the Commanding Officer conference room. Specific class dates and times will be April 28 and June 9 at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up for classes, contact Shanel Gainey at 452-9460 ext. 3012 or e-mail Shanel.Gainey@usmc.mil.
Around Town Annual I Pink I Can Run scheduled
The 5th annual I Pink I Can Run will be held tomorrow, Feb. 24 at Flora-Bama starting with a 9 a.m. gun start. This run offers a great course, awards, food, music, after party and fun. Join in to show extra love for breast cancer survivors. All the proceeds from the event will go to the Keeping Abreast Foundations’ breast health programs and help individuals in the community receive screening and diagnostic imaging services. To register, visit www.active.com/perdido-keyfl/running/distance-running-races/5th-annual-ipink-i-can-run-2018?int=.
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.
Family 5K and 10K invitation
The 12th annual Michele Hill Raider Run and Community Family Celebration will be held April 7 at 7:30 a.m. at Navarre Youth Sports Associa-
tion, in Navarre. The race is an out and back 10K Run and a 5K Run/Walk. There will be a free kids run after the 10K/5K races. The race registration fee is $15 with discounts for active-duty and retired military, track club members and civil service employees. DJ Cool Ice Water will provide the finish line music. Jones and Company will perform a free concert after the race. Soul Sensation will provide live music on the race route. Creative Catering by Mark Whittlesay will be serving the best post race meal. As always there will be many prizes at no additional charge to the race participants. For other race details visit the race registration website at www.raceentry.com/races/michele-hillraider-run/2018/register or contact Joe Hill, event director, at 582-2946.
Woman’s Club to host Game Day
GFWC-Santa Rosa Woman’s Club will host a Game Day on the Beach March 7, with doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. The four-hour event includes card games like bunko, poker and bridge plus set-ups for Mexican Train and Left-RightCenter. Door prizes will be awarded every thirty minutes. The $20 ticket also includes a lunch of Southwestern soup and dessert. To purchase tickets for Game Day at the Beach, call 291-1347, contact any member or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida college student recruiting
Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host a student recruitment event in Pensacola March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Theodore Bennett Auditorium at Booker T. Washington High School. Interested high school students, parents and alumni are invited. The FAMU Connection will perform at this event. FAMU has both Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and Army ROTC units on campus. For more information, contact Reggie Parker at 723-2141.
Freedom Foundation award banquet
The Pensacola Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge has extended an invitation to the 34th annual awards banquet, scheduled Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Yacht Club located at 1897 Cypress Street. Tickets are $30 per person. Checks can be mailed to FFVF, Pensacola Chapter, P.O. Box 1012, Pensacola, FL 32591. For more information, contact Jackie Young at 438-4401.
ESC annual dinner and auction
The Escambia Christian School (ESC) announces their 14th annual dinner and auction, themed “A Bid for Excellence,” will be held March 3 at the Gateway Church of Christ Family Life Center, address 245 Brent Lane. Doors will open at 4 p.m. for viewing items with dinner scheduled for 5 p.m. and the auction starting at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information or to donate items or services, call 433-8476.
Quilters Guild Quilt Show
The Pensacola Quilters Guild will host its 17th biennial Quilt Show March 9 and 10 from 9:00am to 5 p.m. at the Pensacola State Fairgrounds. Admission is $7 per day or $10 for both days. The theme for this show is Pensacola Quilts, All Stars 2018. In the tradition of the art form, each quilt tells a story. The Pensacola Quilters Guild will hang traditional quilts, art quilts, modern quilts and share the stories behind them. The Guild will display its modern quilt which was accepted and hung at the Paducah International Quilt Show in September 2017. It has been appraised at $3,500 and one person will win this beautiful quilt March 10 at the end of the show. The quilt show will also include special exhibits. “Reading is Quiltamental” will be a hands on exhibit where everyone can match the name of a classic children’s book with its representative quilt. There will also be a display of our 2017 quilt guild challenge, “Starry, Starry Black and White” quilts. This challenge, open to all guild members, was to make a quilt using only black and white fabrics plus one accent color and the quilt had to include a star block. There will be opportunities for attendees to win valuable prizes in a silent auction as well as the possibility of taking home our opportunity quilt. For more information, visit www.pensacolaquiltersguild.org.
U.S., Japan business forum invitation
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is pleased to host a Forum focused on the “Japan-US Grass-Roots Business Partnership” March 5 with registartion at 11:30 a.m. This forum will deepen the essential grass-roots business partnership between Japan and the U.S. To further that aim, the forum will advocate the creation of new business through bi-directional investment, strengthening cooperative work between Japan and U.S. companies, as well as business expansion in other countries. This event is free, but you must RSVP to attend. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/japan-usgrass-root-business-partnership-forum-registration-42126152456 or by the e-mail listed below. For more information, interested participants may contact JETRO Atlanta via e-mail AMA@ jetro.go.jp or phone 1-404-681-0600.
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Female naval aviators and other members of the public watch an interview that is part of “From Typewriters to Strike Fighters,” an exhibit that opened in 2013 at the National Naval Aviation Museum (Hangar Bay One) onboard NAS Pensacola. The multimedia presentation features historic images, interviews and artifacts that chronicle the history of women in naval aviation. File photo by Janet Thomas
March is National Women’s History Month: “ H o n o r i n g Wo m e n W h o F i g h t A l l F o r m s o f D i s c r i m i n a t i o n A g a i n s t Wo m e n ” From www.NWHP.org and Molly Murphy MacGregor Executive director and co-founder of the National Women’s History Project
he 2018 Theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” Women’s History Month: A history. As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K through 12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. To address this situation, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration for 1978. The week of March 8, International Women’s Day, was chosen as the
focal point of the observance. The local Women’s History Week activities met with enthusiastic response, and dozens of schools planned special programs for Women’s History Week. More than 100 community women participated by doing special presentations in classrooms throughout the country and an annual “Real Woman” essay contest drew hundreds of entries. The finale for the week was a celebratory parade and program held in the center of downtown
Santa Rosa, Calif. Mobilizing a movement. In 1979, Molly Murphy MacGregor, a member of the group, was invited to participate in The Women’s History Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, which was chaired by noted historian Gerda Lerner and attended by the national leaders of organizations for women and girls. When the participants learned about the success of the Sonoma County’s Women’s History Week celebration, they decided to initiate similar celebra-
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tions within their own organizations, communities and school districts. They also agreed to support an effort to secure a “National Women’s History Week.” Presidential and Congressional support. The first steps toward success came in February 1980 when President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. In the same year, U.S. Rep. Barbara Mikulski, who at the time was in the House of Representatives, and Sen. Orrin Hatch co-sponsored a congressional resolution for National Women’s History Week 1981. This co-sponsorship demonstrated the wide-ranging political support for recognizing, honoring, and celebrating the achievements of American women.
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A national lobbying effort. As word spread rapidly across the nation, state departments of education encouraged celebrations of National Women’s History Week as an effective means to achieving equity goals within classrooms. Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, Oregon, Alaska and other states developed and distributed curriculum materials for all of their public schools. Organizations sponsored essay contests and other special programs in their local areas. Within a few years, thousands of schools and communities were celebrating National Women’s History Week, supported and encouraged by resolutions from governors, city councils, school boards and the U.S. Congress. Each year, the dates of National Women’s History Week, (the week of March
8) changed and every year a new lobbying effort was needed. Yearly, a national effort that included thousands of individuals and hundreds of educational and women’s organizations was spearheaded by the National Women’s History Project. National Women’s History Month. By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women’s History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rationale to lobby Congress to declare the entire month of March 1987 as National Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special presidential proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.
Jokes & Groaners Icy jokes ... Q: What’s the difference between an iceberg and a clothes brush? A: One crushes boats and the other brushes coats. Q: Why are bad school grades like a shipwreck in the Arctic Ocean? A: They’re both below “C” level. Points to ponder: How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings? Q: What did the snowman say to the customer? A: “Have an ice day.” Q. What do snowmen call their offspring? A. Chill-dren. Q. Why was the snowman’s dog called Frost? A. Because Frost bites.
February 23, 2018
CIWT recognizes Civilians of the Quarter By MC2 Taylor Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training
he Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) announced its 2017 fourth quarter Civilians of the Quarter (CoQ), Feb. 1. CIWT Commanding Officer Capt. Bill Lintz commended the awardees for their hard work and steadfast effort supporting the Navy’s training mission. He went on to say that selecting only one candidate in each category was extremely challenging, as all nominees clearly exceeded expectations in all assigned duties. CIWT selected Jeffery Galli, administrative officer for Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Monterey, Calif., as supervisor CoQ; Steve Kase, director of facilities for IWTC San Diego, as non-supervisor CoQ; and Gerald Bailey, an instructor at IWTC San Diego, as its Civilian Instructor of the Quarter. Galli led IWTC Monterey’s administrative team to provide support to more than 550 staff and students. He led the completion of more than 700
command correspondence items, including 164 evaluations and fitness reports with zero rejections. Along with several other noteworthy accomplishments, Galli’s efforts measurably improved timeliness, accuracy and efficiency throughout the command. “I really appreciate the recognition,” Galli said. “The credit goes to the awesome admin team here whom I have the pleasure of working with, and the very cooperative IWTC Monterey staff.” Kase supervised four building monitor personnel and ensures that any discrepancies are handled in the most
efficient way possible. He routinely visited classrooms and office spaces to monitor equipment conditions and room temperature, enabling training to continue on schedule. He also created a command zone inspection in order to improve material readiness, a Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office standard operating procedure to ensure efficient use of assets, and a building monitor instruction to standardize staff contributions to the facilities mission. “I strive to go above and be-
yond each day to ensure our facilities provide the very best training environment for both staff and students,” Kase said. “Our IWTC San Diego team from the top down is nothing less than superb and is very supportive in all that I do.” As an training instructor and systems administrator, Bailey delivered 201 hours of instruction and lab demonstrations this quarter. He provided mentorship for both new and experienced instructors, and provided continuous feedback to students to ensure course objective comprehension. Additionally, Bailey worked with the facilities team to maintain connectivity of training networks, resulting in the repair of several classroom trouble calls with no loss of training
days. “This selection means the world to me, and I am humbled by the recognition,” Bailey said. “I have been working diligently for nine years and always keep the Sailors first. Proud to serve.” Center for Information Warfare Training delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training enterprise, visit www.navy.mil/ local/cid/, www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/ ciwt/, www.facebook. com/ NavyCIWT or www. twitter. com/ NavyCIWT.
• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Parenting Toddlers: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. through March 19 (six Mondays). Learn about the development stages of toddlers and why they do what they do. Topics include appropriate discipline and toilet training. • Mov.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One hour of dedicated online walkthrough to set-up your account and make your move seamless. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is scheduled for March 7. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Imagination Station: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is March 8. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, Feb. 23. Emergencies come in many forms. Be prepared for your family. • Music and Movement: 10 a.m. to noon today, Feb. 23 at Lighthouse Terrace, No.1 Price Ave. A learning activity to enhance self-expression and socialization in children through dance with use of instruments. • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in
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 All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. 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. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed
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) 4705546, 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 restrict-
by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, 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. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services: Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
ed. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-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 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military mem-
bers and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. • CREDO Southeast Marriage Enrichment Retreat March 2 through 4 in Orange Beach, Ala. Reach new heights in your marriage. Topics Include: Love Languages, Personality Types, Communication Skills, Problem Solving and Goal Setting. To register , e-mail Ray Doss, CREDO Gulfport, Ray.doss.ctr @navy.mil Phone: (228) 8713504. NAS Pensacola CREDO Detachment contact information: Work: 452-2093 E-mail: tony. email@example.com. • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Navy-Marine Corps relief Society (NMCRS) offers a range of volunteer opportunities for people with a variety of skills and interests. This is a great opportunity to get new skills and build your resume. Contact the Pensacola office at 452-2300. • Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or email nasp_ comm_outreach @ Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities include: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO supports America’s service members by working to keep them connected to family, home and country. For more information, call 455-8280.
Medieval festival returns
Costumed pirates celebrate during the 2015 Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the fair. Photo by Mary Atkins
From www.gcrf.us The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival (GCRFPF) returns to the Gulf Coast March 3 through 4 at the Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds. At GCRFPF, there are stages and performance areas set up for scheduled shows, such as plays in Shakespearean or commedia dell’arte tradition, as well as anachronistic audience participation comedy routines. Other performances will include dancers, magicians, musicians, jugglers and singers. Between the stages the streets, called “lanes,” will be lined with stores, known as “shoppes,” and stalls where independent vendors sell medieval and Renaissance themed handcrafts, clothing, books and artworks. There will be food and beverage vendors, as
well as game and ride areas. Games include basic skills events such as archery or axe-throwing as well as other games of skill. Rides are typically not machine powered; various animal rides and human-powered swings are common. Live animal displays and falconry exhibitions are also commonplace. GCRFPF includes a joust as the main attraction. In addition to the staged performances, a major attraction of GCRFPF is the crowds of actors – both professional and amateur – who play historical figures and roam the fair, interacting with visitors. Visitors are encouraged, but not required, to wear costumes, contributing to the illusion of an actual Renaissance environment. Many of the fair vendors sell costumes for all ages and types. The Renaissance fair subculture’s word
for these costumed guests is “playtrons,” a portmanteau of the words “patron” and “player,” and they add a second level of enjoyment to their experience by “getting into the act” as Renaissance Lords and Ladies, peasants, pirates, belly dancers or fantasy characters. Ticket prices to the fair are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 12 to 5 and free for children ages 4 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. If you purchase tickets online, print your confirmation from PayPal and bring that confirmation receipt from PayPal to enter the gates. Tickets will not be mailed. The fair will be rain and shine 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both March 3 and 4. For more information and a full schedule of events and vendors, visit www.gcrf.us.
C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY t c h “The Commuter” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.
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“Den of Thieves” (R) 5:20 p.m. “12 Strong” (R) 8 p.m.
WEDNESDAY “Paddington 2” (PG) 5 p.m. “Downsizing” (R) 7 p.m.
“Insidious: The Last Key” (PG13) 3 p.m. “Death Wish” (R) 6 p.m. This showing is free
“Paddington 2” (PG) 11 a.m. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (PG13) 1:30 p.m.
“Paddington 2” (PG) Noon “The Post” (PG13) 2:30 p.m.
“The Commuter” (PG13) 5 p.m.
“Insidious: The Last Key” (PG13) 7:30 p.m. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (PG13) 1 p.m.
“12 Strong” (R) 4:30 p.m.
“12 Strong” (R) 4 p.m.
“Den of Thieves” (R) 7:30 p.m.
“Den of Thieves” (R) 7 p.m.
Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portisde Cinema is closed on Monday. Details: 452-3522 or
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“Insidious: The Last Key” (PG13) 5 p.m. “12 Strong” (R) 7 p.m.
“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (PG13) 6 p.m.
THURSDAY “The Commuter” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Den of Thieves” (R) 7 p.m. “12 Strong” (R) 6 p.m.
February 23, 2018
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.
• Seabreeze Jazz Festival: MWR has tickets to the 20th annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival to be hosted at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater at Pier Park, Panama City Beach, April 18 through 22. Tickets are available through NASP Tickets and Travel. Three day passes are $173 and four day passes Try this are $216. For a full list of prices, visit NASP • Frozen Winter Tickets and Travel or Wonderland: Are you ready for snowcall 452-6354. • B a c k p a c k i n g fall in Pensacola? Overnight Trips: Come out to the FroThere will be an over- zen Winter Wondernight backpacking trip land tomorrow, Feb. March 9 through 11 24, from 11 a.m. in the Sipsey Wilder- through 3 p.m. at the ness, Ala. Go with old hospital grounds MWR on an out-of- onboard NAS Pentown backpacking sacola across from adventure. All gear the Mustin Beach and transportation Club. There will be provided. Only $60, downhill sledding, games rain or shine. Sign up activities, for the skills course at and prizes. This the Tickets and Travel event is free and office Bldg. 3787 at open to all. For more call Corry Station. Back- information, packing 101 Skills 452-3806. Course is a prerequisite for all NAS Pensacola backpacking trips. For more information, call 281-5489 or 452-6354. • Splash and Dash: MWR Aquatics and Navy Fitness will host a Splash and Dash event March 17 at 10 a.m. to noon. This friendly competition is open to the whole family with certificates presented upon completion. For a full list of age groups, visit www. navymwrpensacola.com or call 452-9429. • Summer Camp Expo: Join MWR at the 2018 Summer Camp Expo at the NAS Pensacola Indoor Pool March 17 from noon to 2 p.m. Get information on all of the summer programs offered by MWR Pensacola for the summer of 2018. MWR will have a variety of day programs that offer educational and fun opportunities for children over the summer break. For more information, call 452-9429. • Youth Sport Camp: Registration for the Youth Sports Spring 2018 season begins March 9 at the Corry Youth Center (Bldg. 4118). There will be soccer, baseball and T-ball available this spring. Youth sports are open to all dependents ages 4 to 14 of active-duty, reserve or retired military, as well as DoD employees and contractors. Registration will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., March 9, 16 and 23. Cost is $50 per child. Mandatory skills evaluation will take place March 24 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Youth Sports Complex on Hwy. 98. Parents must complete the annual Parent Association for Youth Sports training prior to registration. Log on to www.nays.org/ parents to complete training. For more infor-
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.
FEBRUARY 13, 2018
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