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Marine from AMS-2 wins Flowers civic award By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
SN Logan Sloan hoists the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Training Excellence Award (TEA) blue burgee at the Center for Information Warfare Training Feb. 16. CIWT won the overall Training Excellence White “T” award and is authorized to display the burgee throughout 2017.
CIWT earns NETC’s highest Training Excellence Award Story, photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs
Rear Adm. Mike White, commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), visited Center
for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) Feb. 16 to congratulate the staff for winning the 2016 overall Training Excellence White “T” award. The annual Training Excellence Award (TEA) program recognizes See CIWT on page 2
The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States has named a troop handler from Marine Aviation Maintenance Squadron 2 (AMS-2) at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) as the winner of the Margaret Flowers Civic Award for 2016. Staff Sgt. Nathan Hess was selected from 20 Navy and Marine Corps nominees from the Pensacola area. The announcement was made at a Feb. 23 luncheon ceremony held at Skopelos New World to honor all of the volunteer contributions of enlisted service members nominated for the award. (For a list and photos of the other nominees, see page 4A.) In the nomination package submitted for Hess, AMS-2 Commanding Officer Maj. Javier Garcia said Hess sets an outstanding example for the staff and students. “Hess has volunteered countless hours to his community, and created multiple avenues for staff
and student service members to volunteer as well. His efforts will have a lasting impact for years, if not generations, to come,” Garcia said.
Staff Sgt. Nathan Hess
In 2016, Hess worked as a volunteer with organizations including the LilFire lian Volunteer Department, the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay, Lillian Youth Athletics, Lillian Recreation Park and Lower Alabama Search and Rescue (LASAR). Special community-service projects completed by Hess in 2016 included tutoring a special needs class in math at Elberta Elementary, planning and coordinating the Mullet Festival
5K and providing a 13 Marine detail to march in the Lillian Christmas parade while he drove a fire tanker dressed as Santa Claus. At NASP, Hess is responsible for coordination of the weeklong indoctrination of every avionics and air traffic control Marine. In 2016, he mentored more than 900 Marines as they went through entrylevel training. In addition to his other duties, Hess also helped victims of sexual assault find and receive needed resources as a Uniformed Victim Advocate (UVA). Since 1983, the Margaret Flowers Civic Award has been given to military members from Navy commands in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in recognition of superior community service. The trophy is named the “Margaret Flowers Civic Award” in honor of Margaret Flowers, a career civil service employee. Her long and devoted record of service to the Navy and the community culminated with her final tour as NASP See Flowers on page 2
Navy College Program app available for mobile devices By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs
A new application for mobile devices that allows Sailors on-the-go access to many features of the Navy College Program (NCP) is now available. “The Navy College Program app offers Sailors mobile access to voluntary education planning tools, a counseling
scheduler, and applications previously available only through the Navy College Offices or the Virtual Education Center,” said Lt. Cmdr. Nick Turner, the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center’s Voluntary Education Program deputy director. “This app allows the completion of required training, processing of Tuition
Assistance (TA) requests, and helps Sailors obtain counseling without being tied to a computer.” The Navy College Program app is divided into several sections for ease of navigation: • Tuition assistance – Links users to the My Education WebTA portal so they can submit a TA application and view the status of existing TA applications.
Military Saves Week 2017 kicks off By Tammy G. Bruzon MilitarySaves.org
Military Saves Week (Feb. 27-March 4) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Each year, servicemembers and military families are encouraged to set a goal, make a plan and save automatically. This Military Saves Week, try these five simple steps
to help yourself save automatically – and successfully: 1. Assess your savings. As with your health, you should assess your savings annually to make sure your savings priorities are on the right track. Complete a simple 12-question assessment at https:// america saves. org/ for-savers/ savings-tools-and-resources/ assessyour-savings-plan to find out your current standing and See Military Saves on page 2
NAS Pensacola CO Capt. Christopher Martin attended a ceremony to sign a proclamation declaring 2017 Military Saves Week aboard NASP. (Left-right) HT2 Grecia Montes-England, command financial specialist (CFS); SHC Jodi Ahner, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) CFS; Towonia Donson, Fleet and Family Support Center financial counselor; Martin, Joseph B. Henderson, FFSC financial counselor and LS1 Michael Thorton, NHP CFS. FFSC photo
• Training – Allows users to complete required training, including the TA Course and the DoD Higher Education Preparation Course. • Videos – Provides video tutorials on the NCP, including TA and command information. • Resources – Provides in-app and online information on the Navy College Program and continuing education resources. See NCP app on page 2
FY-19 Olmsted Scholarship Program seeking applicants By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs
Career-minded officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the fiscal year 2019 (FY-19) Olmsted Scholar Program, announced Feb. 17 in NavAdmin 038/17. Currently available to unrestricted line, Information Dominance and Supply Corps officer designators, the Olmsted program is a unique scholarship opportunity offering two years of graduate study using a foreign language while providing overseas cultural and travel opportunities, often leading to a graduate degree at a foreign university. The Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) is See Olmsted on page 2
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“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola (Feb. 24 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month).
Photo by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski
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commandsfordemonstratingsuperiorperformancefortrainingortrainingsupport.TheWhite “T”isawardedtooneof10centersandschools acrosstheNETCdomaineligibletocompete. “Icouldn’tbemoreproudofallthatCIWT hasdonethispastyear,”saidWhite,duringa CIWTall-handscall.“TheSailors,Soldiers,Airmen,MarinesandCoastGuardsmenwhowalk throughthecenter’sschoolhousesgoontodo theirjobsexceptionallywellduetothetraining theyreceive.CIWT’sabilitytocomeoutontop withtheWhite‘T’reflectstheirremarkableprofessionalismanddedicationtothetrainingmission.” Whitepresentedacertificateandtheoverall TEApennant,orblueburgee,toCapt.BillLintz, CIWT’scommandingofficer.CIWTisauthorizedtodisplaytheburgeethroughout2017. “We’veworkedveryhardforthis,”Lintztold thestaff.“WelookattheTrainingExcellence Awardasourreadinessmetricforpreparingour studentsforwar.Thisawardisspecialbecause we’veprovenwearethebestattraining.” TEA is composed of three categories: the learningcenterTrainingExcellenceWhite“T” award,thetrainingsupportcenterTrainingSupportExcellenceWhite“TS”award,andfunctionalmeritawards. Tobeconsideredforafunctionalareaaward, commandsmustachieveaminimumscoreof90 percentonestablishedperformancemeasures dealingwitheveryaspectofatrainingcenter's mission.Thelearningcenterwiththehighestcumulativescorepercentagefromallthefunctional areasisawardedtheWhite“T.” CIWT received seven functional merit awards,includingtheBusinessAdministration and Support Yellow “T”; Planning and ProgrammingSilver“T”;TotalForceManagement Red“T”;LogisticsManagementBlue“T”;CurriculumManagementBlack“T”;TrainingSupport Management Bronze “T”; and Training ProductionManagementGreen“T.” “Alltheseareasandmorecometogetherwith everybodyworkingasateamtoaccomplishour trainingmission,”saidLintz,asheencouraged hisstafftocontinuetostrivetodoevenbetter. “OurvisionatCIWTistobetheNavy’sprinciplecutting-edgetrainingorganizationandrapidlymeetfleetrequirements.Weoweittoour students,ourNavyandournation.” CIWTisoneofthelargestoftheNETClearningcenterswithfourschoolhousecommands, twodetachments,andtrainingsitesthroughout theUnitedStatesandJapan.Training22,000 studentseveryyear,CIWToffersmorethan200 coursesforcryptologictechnicians,intelligence specialists, information systems technicians, electronicstechniciansandofficersintheinformationwarfarecommunity. CenterforInformationWarfareTrainingdeliverstrainedinformationwarfareprofessionals totheNavyandjointservices,enablingoptimal performanceofinformationwarfareacrossthe fullspectrumofmilitaryoperations. FormorenewsfromCenterforInformation Warfare Training, visit http://www. navy.mil/ local/cid/, http://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/, http://www. facebook. com/ NavyCIWT, or http://www.twitter.com/NavyCIWT.
publicaffairsofficer.Theawardisnamedinherhonorbecausesheembodiesthetrueespritdecorpsofcommunity andsocialinvolvement. DonaldBelcher,a2000recipientoftheMargaretFlowers
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NCP app from page 1
•Schedulecounseling–Linksusers totheAppointmentScheduler,enabling Sailorstoscheduleanappointmentfor educationcounseling. •VirtualEducationCenter(VEC)– Providescontactaccessforcounseling andassistancefromtheVEC. •JointServicesTranscript(JST)– LinksuserstotheJSTloginpage,allowing them to request their official JST. • In addition, the app includes an EmergencyresourcessectionandaFavoritessection,whichallowsusersto bookmarkandeasilyaccesspartsofthe apptheyfindpersonallyimportant. Military Saves from page 1
helpsplanforthefuture. 2. Evaluate your savings preparedness. Check off your savings accomplishmentsontheSaverChecklist at http://americasaves.org/ for-savers/savings-toolsand-resources/ saver-checklist-tool to further evaluate where your savings habits needstrengtheningforyour futuregoals. 3. Take the Military Saves pledge. Set a goal, makeaplan,andsaveautomatically.ThosewithasavOlmsted from page 1
currentlyacceptingapplicationsfromregularorfulltimesupportofficersintheapproved designators for the FY-19 OlmstedScholarProgram.Applicants shouldbeavailabletostartlanguagetraininginsummer/fall2018,beginstudyata foreignuniversityin2019andcomplete studyin2021. Theidealcandidateswilldisplaythe qualitiesofdedicatedcareerofficersand aspiretocommandassignments.Applicants must have demonstrated strong leadership qualities, solid overall performance, strong promotion potential, and superior demonstrated scholastic ability.Candidatesmusthavethreeyears ofcommissionedservice– butnomore than11yearsoftotalactivefederalserviceasofApril1,2018,toapplyforthe scholarship.Specificdesignatoreligibility islistedintheNavAdmin. Historically,OlmstedScholarshave benefitedfromtheprogramandcontinue topromotetoseniorleadershippositions, including 12 past Navy scholars that
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The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
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TurneraddedthattheNCPappis targetedprimarilyatactive-dutymembersandwillbeakeytoolforeducational service officers and career counselors.Theapp’stoolsarerelevant to all Navy applicants, current Sailors,transitioningSailorsandveterans.Theappfeaturespubliccontent only;noauthenticationorauthorizationrequired. TheNCPappisabring-your-owndevice(BYOD)tooldesignedtowork onpersonaldevicesoutsideoftheNavy Marine Corps Internet (NMCI) domain. Users can download the app fromtheiTunesandGooglePlayonlinestoresatnocost.Tofindthefree Navy College Program app, search
ings plan are two times as likelytosaveforemergencies and retirement than thosewithoutone.Joinmore than250,000MilitarySavers whohavealreadycommitted tosave.Whenyoutakethe pledge,youcanchoosetoreceivetextmessagetipsand reminderstohelpyousave towards your goals. Go to https://militarysaves.org/forsavers/savings-tools-and-resources/take-the-pledge. 4. Share your savings goal. Takepartinthe2017 #ImSavingForphotocontest at http://america saves
Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher T. Martin Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
“NavyCollege”or“NCP”inappstores orinyourWebbrowser.Sailorscan also find this app and many others through the Navy App Locker, https://www.applocker.navy.mil. FormoreinformationontheNavy CollegeProgramandtheVirtualEducation Center visit https://www.navy college.navy.mil. Getthelatestinformationbyfollowing Navy Voluntary Education on Facebook: https:// www. facebook. com/ NavyVoluntaryEducation. Additional information about the NavalEducationandTrainingProfessional Development Center can be found via https:// www. netc. navy. mil/netc/netpdc/Default.htm.
week.org/ im saving for. Shareaselfieorvideothat shows what you’re saving foronFacebook,Twitteror Instagram. Then check AmericaSavesWeek.org to learn more about contest entrydetailsandprizes. 5. Make your savings social. AreyouonTwitteror Facebook? Join Military Saves in encouraging your friends, family, and colleaguestosavethisweekat https://militarysaves.org/organizations/military-savesweek/events-and-activities. LookforoneoftheTwitter
achievedflagrank. According to the Olmsted website, scholarsinteractdailywithlocalsandimmersethemselvesinthecultureoftheir hostcountry,butabackgroundinaspecificforeignlanguageisnotaprerequisitetoselection.Scholarsareexpectedto live on the local economy and travel widely.Olmstedscholarsreceivetheir normalpayandallowances,andifmarried,arenormallyaccompaniedbytheir families. Applicantsarerequiredtomeetalist of qualifications and prerequisites and submitacommand-endorsednomination packagethatmustbereceivedbyNETPDC,CodeN221B,OfficerSpecialEducationProgram(OSEP)-Olmsted,no laterthanAug.25.InOctober,theapplicationsarereviewedandafinal,Navysponsoredlistofnomineesisselected. Forthepastfiveyears,theOlmstedFoundationboardofdirectorshasselectedfive Navyscholars. TheOlmstedFoundation,namedin honorofMaj.Gen.GeorgeandCarol Olmsted,andtheDepartmentofDefense
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Necessity reveals strength when parenting alone By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
veryone knows Murphy’s Law – “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” – but few know that buried in the fine print of this famous decree, there is a military spouse clause that reads, “And when it does go wrong, it will happen during deployment.” Most military spouses have endured car breakdowns, hot water heater leaks and computer “blue screens of death” when our active-duty spouses were on travel or deployments. Those homefront mishaps are annoying, but what about when our children are injured or sick? Is the emotional strain of handling a major parenting crisis too much for one military spouse to handle? About 14 years ago, my husband Francis was away on temporary military duty. I was at home with our three children in the suburbs of Virginia Beach. Hayden, Anna and Lilly were playing on our backyard play set with two other neighborhood kids. I did yard work nearby, then took Lilly into the kitchen to get something out for dinner. “Mrs. Molinari!” the bushy-haired neighbor boy
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and his little sister startled me out of the pantry. “Something’s wrong with Anna’s arm!” I ran outside expecting to hear some cockamamie story how Anna scraped an elbow going down the slide backwards. But instead, Hayden was crouched beside Anna, who sat on the ground, holding her arm. “What’s the matter …” I stopped cold. Anna’s tiny forearm was markedly bent at an unnatural angle. Her big brown eyes were wild, but she whispered to me, eerily calm, through gritted five-year-old jack-olantern teeth. “I fell.” I could see that survival instinct had taken over my fun-loving daredevil daughter. I scooped Anna up, and as she held her deformed arm tightly to her chest, I put her in
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 andpotatoesoflife.com. our minivan along with the other four children. I called the bushy-haired children’s parents, and asked if I could drop Hayden and Lilly off with their children while I took Anna to the emergency room.
They hesitated, still bitter about an incident the week prior, when Anna tipped over a bottle of hot pink nail polish on their white carpeting. But I knew they couldn’t say no. They owed me for watching their children all afternoon, and besides, I had no other options. At the emergency room, I called Francis, but got his voicemail. “Honey, Anna broke her forearm, both bones. I’m at the hospital. The doctor says he has to move the bones back into place … They’ll give Anna morphine, but she might be awake. She is … we are … so scared. Call me.” I made the second call an hour later. “Francis, are you there? The nurse gave Anna morphine so that she wouldn’t feel the pain, but she just got agitated. They said she is one of a few people who react adversely to morphine. They have to set her arm without it,” I said, my voice cracking with fear. Another hour later, I called a third time. “Honey, I don’t know where you are, but the doctor set Anna’s arm. She’s better now, but it was really scary.
The asked me to leave the room, but I stayed with Anna. They made me sit in a chair because some parents faint. When they pulled on her broken arm, I held her face in front of mine and she screamed like I’ve never heard before. But it worked, and now she’s in a splint. Please call.” By the time Francis called the next day, Anna had the first of three casts she would wear during her childhood. This one was purple. Over the years, our three children wracked up the typical childhood injuries, stitches, colds and flu. In fact, in the last month, Lilly sprained her knee snowboarding, then sprained her ankle and got a concussion while sledding. As a military spouse and mom, I learned that, I was much stronger than I ever knew. When forced to manage crises alone, something primal kicked in. A strong, calm, nurturing, unshakable force I didn’t know I had deep within me, waiting to be tapped. If I could, I would add an addendum to Murphy’s military spouse clause that says, “Don’t worry, you’ve got this.”
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AE1(AW/SW) Jennifer Piatek Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels
Piatek serves as the Blue Angels community service and outreach representative, ensuring that all personnel are aware of volunteer opportunities and encouraging participation. She coordinated 19 events involving 43 Sailors and Marines encompassing 474 total volunteer hours. She also contributed more than 30 volunteer hours participating in community projects and as a motivational speaker. Staff Sgt. Caolan Bailey, Aviation Maintenance Squadron 1
Bailey volunteered more than 150 hours and oversaw an excess of 680 volunteer hours during the 2016 calendar year in support of multiple events and programs within the community and his command. He has made significant contributions to the community as the president of the Structural Mechanic Association. Under Bailey’s leadership, the group conducted several events and fundraisers. Corp. Cory Winkeljohn, Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21
During 2016, Winkeljohn volunteered his service and supported the Milton High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC), and he worked with 760 NJROTC cadets from 14 high schools during an athletic competition. He also volunteered an entire day to lay pallets of sod to help a fellow Marine amputee and spent four hours collecting toys for donation to Toys for Tots.
Military personnel have been an intetral 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 Pen-
sacola 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. This year’s recipient is Staff Sgt. Nathan Hess (see story on page 1A) of Aviation Maintenance Squadron 2. Below are the other nominees for this year.
CTN1(IW) Shawn Duncan, Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station
SN Casey Raines, United States Coast Guard Station, Pensacola
As command community service coordinator, Duncan organized, participated in and oversaw 16 volunteer opportunities resulting in 111 volunteers dedicating 1,229 hours to the community and raising $28,150 for charities. His efforts benefited community groups including Habitat for Humanity, Saufley Field’s Food Pantry and the American Disabilities Association Pensacola Chapter.
Raines has a strong desire to help others and give back to his community. He routinely volunteers to participate in military funeral details. Working with Habitat for Humanity, he helped repair an elderly woman’s home before the holiday season. He visits children who are patients at Sacred Heart Hospital. He participated in the Fourth of July parade as a member of the NASP Joint Forces color guard.
CTR1(IW) Ashlee Havens, Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station
HM1(DSW/FMF/SW/AW/PJ) Micah Avignone, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute
Havens contributed a total of 1,058 volunteer service hours to numerous community outreach programs during her on- and off-duty time in 2016. She trained future service dogs for veterans with PTSD and eyesight loss through the Prison Puppy Program at the Blackwater Correctional Facility. Other volunteer projects were completed at Pea Ridge Elementary School and the USS Alabama.
Avignone volunteered 744 hours fostering service dogs for the Service Dogs University charity. He raised more than $6,000 as Navy Marine Corp Relief Society group leader and raised $400 for the First Class Petty Officer Association while working as a volunteer at the Pensacola Bay Center. He also volunteered at Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Zombie Run and Habitat for Humanity.
IT1(IW/EXW) Justin Sullivan, Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station
HM2(SW) Brandon Moore, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
Sullivan positively contributed to the Navy’s image by contributing 378 hours to support the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC). He mentored 70 cadets ages 11 to 17. He also volunteered 10 hours with the IWTCCS Petty Officers Association to raise $5,000 at the Pensacola Interstate Fair. The funds were donated to local charities and organizations to support community initiatives.
Moore volunteered more than 475 hours at 27 events in the local community in 2016. He assisted in establishing the Liberty Church, Blue Angel campus security team. As a children’s ministry leader he oversaw programs serving 900 children. He also devoted more than 300 hours to packaging and delivering food and essentials to 150 dispossessed Pensacola residents.
ABE1(AW/SW) Derek Huweart, Naval Aviation Schools Command
CTN1(IW) Daniel Shady, Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola
As the volunteer coordinator representative for NASC, Huweart managed 94 events in 2016 that amounted to a total of 4,878 volunteer hours. He also spearheaded quarterly blood drives resulting in the collection of 94 pints of blood. He devoted 150 man-hours assisting 700 service members and their families during their evacuation from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.
Shady volunteered more than 55 hours in 2016 and organized events with 21 organizations leading to more than 1,220 hours of service by fellow NIOC command members. He worked with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Keep Pensacola Beautiful to build 45 artificials reefs in Bayou Grande and assisted Habitat for Humanity with the repair and construction of five homes.
ABE2(AW/SW) Erica Quezada, Naval Air Station Pensacola
HM1(SS) Steve David, Naval Hospital Pensacola
Quezada provided assistance and support to the community and her command and awarded the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award. Her volunteer work included 202 hours of service to Ronald McDonald House Charities, providing 50 rides for patients in the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program and 114 hours of service to the Big Brother/Big Sister mentoring program.
David has volunteers as a children’s soccer coach and has worked with the Escambia High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, the Bike Pensacola coalition, the XTERRA Blackwater Triathalon and the Toys for Tots campaign. As volunteer coordinator for the NASP Branch Health Clinic, David also assisted Sailors in performing 500 community service hours in 2016.
ABH2(AW) Brian Johnson, Naval Air Station Whiting Field
AS1(AW/SW) Kevin Vergara, Naval Air Technical Training Center
As NAS Whiting Field’s volunteer coordinator, Johnson coordinated and participated in numerous events with multiple local organizations including the Santa Rosa County Fair, the Santa Rosa County Library, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity, Bagdad Elementary School Field Day, the Milton Memorial Day ceremony, the Arc of Emerald Coast, Meals on Wheels and Covenant Hospice.
In 2016, Vergara dedicated 300 hours in planning as a Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) operations coordinator. He also led 14 events tracking the activities of 22 volunteers. He organized and participated in 15 events as a tutor with Blue Angel Elementary. As a member of the Aviation Support Equipment Association, orchestrated and supervised a massive clean-up of the Desert Storm Memorial.
AT1(AW) Kendera Allen, Naval Air Techincal Training Center
ABE1(AW/SW) Michael Shannon, Naval Air Technical Training Center
Allen is a catalyst to a robust volunteer program. She directed, in partnership with six local charity organizations, the efforts of 151 volunteers who executed 2,399 total man-hours of community service across 21 separate events. Her dedication of off-duty hours benefitted those in the community and contributed to NATTC’s receipt of the 2016 Project Good Neighbor Flagship Award for volunteer service.
In 2016, Shannon dedicated 120 off-duty hours mentoring a 10-year-old child (Little Brother). He coordinated 101 events for Ronald McDonald Hours of Northwest Florida and 96 events at the Escambia County Animal Shelter. He led and coordinated NATTC Sailors and Marines, contributing 2,408 volunteer hours in the local community sports organizations.
AC1 Lillian Limon, Naval Air Technical Training Center
AT1(AW/SW) Jerad Mefferd, Naval Air Technical Training Center
Limon consistently displays concern for the wellbeing of others by dedicating her time to help those in need in the community. As the assistant command volunteer coordinator for NATTC, she led 131 instructors in the organization and completion of 681 community events totaling 56,594 volunteer hours. She was awarded her second Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal on April 14, 2016.
Mefferd volunteered at 10 events during 2016 and personally dedicated more than 100 hours of volunteer time. He organized and led 73 instructors through three events with Keep Pensacola Beautiful, building more than 30 oyster reefs in Bayou Grande. He also positively affected more than 3,400 students as a member of the Coalition of Service Members Against Destructive Decisions.
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February 24, 2017
Navy to celebrate Mardi Gras in Mobile By MC2 Brian T. Glunt Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs
ILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The U.S. Navy is scheduled to be in Mobile, Ala., to celebrate “Fat Tuesday” in the United States’ oldest Carnival festival in conjunction with a port visit from guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) during Mobile Navy Week, Feb. 22-28. Mobile Navy Week is designed to give area residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity. “Our Sailors are extremely excited to visit Mobile and showcase just a small portion of our Navy’s capabilities to the American public,” said Lt. David Carter, lead planner for Mobile Navy Week. “The pride and professionalism they’ll display is just a snapshot of the larger U.S. Navy force that stands ready to carry out our nation’s work across the globe daily.” Navy Weeks focus a variety of outreach assets, equipment, and personnel on a single city for a weeklong series of engagements with key influencers and organizations representing all sectors of the market. “It is an honor and privilege to come home and participate in Mobile Navy Week,” said Rear Adm. Thomas Ishee, deputy commander of Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike. “In this challenging global environment, main-
taining maritime superiority is important to protect America from attack and preserve our influence in the world. The citizens of Alabama and the city of Mobile understand the importance of a naval fleet that can operate decisively at home and abroad, and have helped America’s Navy and our Sailors to be ready to answer the call to duty today and in the future.” U.S. Navy’s parachute team “Leap Frogs,” Navy Band Southeast’s musical groups, Sailors from Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Alabama (SSBN 731), Sailors from America’s oldest commissioned Navy vessel USS Constitution, Seabees, Navy Oceanographic Office, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 2 will all be participating in Mobile Navy Week. “The explosive ordnance disposal technicians and Navy divers of EODGRU2 are looking forward to bringing the expeditionary Navy to Mobile,” said Lt. Liza Dougherty, public affairs officer for EODGRU 2. “Whether it is through our comprehensive school program or
The Joe Cain Procession (parade) in Mobile, Ala., is named for “the heart and soul of Mardi Gras in Mobile, Joseph Stillwell Cain.” Cain helped originate Mardi Gras as it exists today. File photo by Mike O’Connor
walk-up displays at a variety of events around the city where members of the public can try on our gear, drive a robot, or interact with a diver in our dive tank, we’re ready to engage and let folks know what their Navy is doing, and how Navy EOD and Navy divers are a part of that story every day.” Throughout the Navy Week, Sailors from various commands will engage with local schools with the intention of focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education through a variety of interactive displays and Sailors currently working within those fields across the fleet. Along with the demonstrations from EODGRU 2, Sailors from USS Alabama and future
littoral combat ship USS Gabriel Giffords (LCS 10) are scheduled to participate in community relations events at local Boys and Girls Clubs, Habitat for Humanity, and Feeding the Gulf Coast Food Bank. Navy Band Southeast’s Sailors are scheduled to give musical performances at Mardi Gras Park and USS Alabama Battleship Park, as well as during several Mardi Gras parades. The Leap Frogs were also scheduled to jump into action the evening of Feb. 23 at Mardi Gras Park in downtown Mobile prior to the parade. Navy Weeks also provide the unique opportunity to bring hometown Sailors back to the cities where they grew up, fur-
ther strengthening the connection between the Navy and Navy Week city. “As a Mobile native, I’m very excited to come back home and share some of the naval history and heritage I’ve encountered and been part of over the last 27 years,” said aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) CMC Antonio Perryman. “I’m coming into town to represent the 3,300 Sailors I have the pleasure of leading each day.” Since 2005, the Navy Week program has served as the Navy’s signature outreach effort into areas of the country which do not have a significant Navy presence, with 195 Navy Weeks being held in 72 different U.S. cities.
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NASWF fire and emergency services earns awards at Navy Region SE Story, photo by Jamie Link NASWF Public Affairs
Commander Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) named three Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC) firefighters for the Navy Region Southeast-level Fire Instructor of the Year, Military Fire Officer of the Year and Military Firefighter of the Year. The Sailors will now compete at Commander Navy Installation Command (CNIC) through the fire and emergency services program. NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau along with Executive Officer, Cmdr. Don Gaines, CMDCM Lee and Stephens recognized the firefighters Feb. 17 at the Midfield Hanger onboard NAS Whiting Field. AB1 Terrance Wever earned Navy Fire Instructor of the Year for Navy Region Southeast. Wever was described as “shattering the status quo of the military fire instructor and a petty officer that leads by example, promoting team-
work and initiative while enhancing the operational readiness of the command,” Bahlau said in Wever’s nomination message. Wever directed four live fire drills, creating the drill packages and coordinating three outside entities in the completion of rescue training for 108 firefighters. He has also led the completion of 1,120 professional training hours, 632 live fire exercises and 592 emergency casualty scenarios for mission readiness. “I would like to thank all of our Sailors. Receiving these awards are a direct reflection on the daily hard work Fire & Emergency Services (Gulf Coast) Sailors contribute to the mission,” Wever said. AB2 Xavier Hefty received Military Fire Officer of the Year. Bahlau mentioned Hefty’s unwavering dedication and his ability to create a cohesive and dynamic team. Hefty was hand-selected as the lead fire captain at Naval Outlying Field (NOLF) Summerdale and managed the response for 32 aircraft
(Left to right) AB1 Terrance Wever (Fire Instructor of the Year), AB2 Tyler Roy (Military Firefighter of the Year) and AB2 Xavier Hefty (Military Fire Officer of the Year) stand with NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau, right, who announced the awards onboard NAS Whiting Field in the Midfield Hanger Feb. 17.
emergencies at NOLF Summerdale. Hefty dedicated 500 off-duty hours as a fire lieutenant/crew chief at Escambia County Fire and Rescue Department Station 2, Pensacola. He responded to 60 medical calls, motor vehicle accidents, structural fires, and aeromedical evacuations, minimizing the loss of lives and property. He has also dedicated 40 hours at University of West Florida, raising $6,000 for the Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation. “I appreciate the dedication of our team, without them we would not be able
to achieve such prestigious awards,” Hefty said AB2 Tyler Roy earned Military Firefighter of the Year. “His insatiable appetite for responsibility, drive and sustained superior performance exemplifies our core value of honor, courage and commitment,” read a message from Bahlau. Roy is the number one pick out of 79 firefighters, described as an energized firefighter who led 22 aircraft emergencies during hazardous advanced pilot training operations, providing rescue and medical aid for 10 pilots. The Navy initiated a
fire and emergency awards program in 1997 to formally recognize the contributions made by fire and emergency services personnel and to conto DoD form requirements. Nominees for the award are selected based on criteria developed by the DoD fire and emergency working group that consists of members from the service components of the fire and emergency programs. Fire and emergency services’ fire function is composed of the activities that provide for fire prevention and protection, hazardous material and
emergency medical response. The core business competencies of fire and emergency services are emergency medical services response, fire protection and hazardous material, fire prevention and aircraft crash and rescue, according to the CNIC webpage. “The winners stood out in a field of truly exceptional candidates. Best of luck to our award winners in the next round of competition,” Commander Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Mary Jackson said in the message announcing the recipients.
Navy League honors top service members at NASWF By Ens. Daniel Balch NASWF Public Affairs
The Santa Rosa County Council Navy League held its annual awards ceremony and officer installation dinner Feb. 10 at the Santa Rosa County Auditorium in Milton. The dinner is held annually to honor the recipients of the Navy League Sailor and Instructor of the Year awards. After the presentation of the colors by the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps and a dinner catered by Nouveau Pastries, State Rep. Jayer Williamson delivered the keynote speech focusing on the traits and actions of effective leaders and praising the night’s honorees. Williamson, who represents Florida’s third district, also administered the oath of office for the newly installed Navy League officers and board members prior to the award presentation portion of the night. In addition to their plaques, the recipients were presented with congratulatory letters from U.S. Rep. Matt
Gaetz and the City of Milton as well as with gift cards provided by local businesses including Blackwater Bistro, Pen Air Federal Credit Union and Navy Federal Credit Union. The recipients of the awards were briefly introduced by their chief or division officer, who spoke about why their Sailor was selected for the award. The Blue Jackets of the Year were HN Leeza Locklear, Naval Branch Health Clinic; and AC2 Tinea Lewis, NAS Whiting Field. HM2 Jason Lovin, Naval Branch Health Clinic; AW2 Jacob Aldach, Helicopter Training Squadron 18; and AB2 Kyle Wyrock, NAS Whiting Field, were named as the Junior Sailors of the Year. The Senior Sailors of the Year were HM1 Marc Perkins, Naval Branch Health Clinic; AW1 Brent Blackwell, Helicopter Training Squadron 28; and AB1 Jeffrey Garcia, NAS Whiting Field. AW1 Christopher Anderson, Helicopter Training Squadron 18, was named as the CNATRA Sea and Shore Sailor of the Year.
Lewis was proud to have earned the award. “This award represents all the hard work and effort I put forth to build myself and my character to be a good example for the junior Sailors in my division,” she said. After the Sailors of the Year were recognized, the Instructors of the Year were introduced. The commanding officers of each squadron spoke briefly on why each instructor merited the award. The Instructors of the Year were Lt. Nicholas Peranteau, Training Squadron Two, Capt. Brent Schiffer, Training Squadron Three; Lt. Colin Johnson-Giammalvo, Training Squadron Six; Lt. Ryan Miller, Helicopter Training Squadron Eight; Lt. Mark Boniface, Helicopter Training Squadron 18; Lt. Otis Dunlap, Helicopter Training Squadron 28 and Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Toms, Training Air Wing Five Reserve Component. Peranteau and Miller were also named as the fixed wing and rotary-wing instructors of the year, respectively.
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Chili contest to take place Feb. 25
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, will present its sixth annual Community Chili Cook-off tomorrow, Feb. 25. The event is free and open to the public. Entries must be in place by 11 a.m. Entries are limited to 20, so call the church office to sign up.) Judging begins at 11:30 a.m., prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. All attendees will have a chance to win a door prize. Awards will begin at noon followed by complimentary chili at 12:30 p.m. For more information and entry sign-up, contact the church office at 492-1518 or event chairperson Jim Olson at 492-1518.
Snook to perform at Gold Star event
Matt Snook, a contestant from “The Voice,” is scheduled to perform at a Gold Star charity show at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 25, at American Legion Post 240, 8666 Gulf Beach Highway. His performance will promote awareness and support for Gold Star families. Partial proceeds will go to benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation, Snowball Express, TAPS: Tragedy Assistant Program for Survivors and American Legion 240. There will also be a raffle of a copy of “Forest Gump” that was signed by Gary Sinise and a pair of jeans that Snook wore on “The Voice.” Only 200 tickets are available. Tickets are $40 for front row seats and $30 general admission. Tickets are $25 for active-duty military. Tickets are on sale at the American Legion Post 240 and online at www.eventbrite.com/e/matt-snooklive-gold-star-charity-show-tickets-32000094143.
Concert to feature diverse program The seven choirs of the Pensacola Children’s Chorus will present a “One World, Many Voices” concert at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. The concert will feature a diverse program with music from India, Australia, Puerto Rico, and Finland, as well as several gospel, spiritual and American folk arrangements. The concert also will feature the premiere of Andrea Ramsey’s “But Flint Holds Fire,” a musical response to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich. Ticket prices are $20, $25 and $30. Tickets are on sale at the Saenger Theatre Box Office and at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 434-7760 or go to www.pensacolachildrenschorus.com.
Improv group ready to play games
Starting Feb. 26, the members of Pensacola’s newest improv troupe, First City Improv, are inviting the public into their rehearsal space to watch improv games and, if they wish, to join in the fun from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Sunday, in the old Sacred Heart hospital in East Hill, 1010 North 12th Ave., Rm. 211. Enter off the back parking lot. Shenanigans is a family-friendly event with the humor arising out of the situations created by the players, said director Michelle Hancock. Visitors are encouraged to bring along beverages, children and snacks if they desire. The atmosphere will be casual, and admission is free. For more information, go to setsco.org/first-cityshakespeare.
Museum offers breakfast and a movie
The Breakfast & a Movie Series at the National Naval Aviation Museum will feature “National Parks Adventure” Feb. 28. Visitors are invited to enjoy Chick-fil-A breakfast and choice of beverage before the movie. Doors open at 9 a.m. Presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the movies at10 a.m. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, go to www.NavalAviationMuseum.org.
Krewe celebrates 34th anniversary
Avante Garde Mardi Gras krewe celebrated its 34th anniversary Feb. 17 with a masquerade ball at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The krewe will hold a parade party today, Feb. 25, to coordinate with the downtown Mardi Gras parade. Membership includes active and retired members of the military and supporters of the military community. For membership information, call Elaine Ciardello at 382-8009.
Donate parade beads to Arc Gateway You can take your leftover beads to one of several Arc Gateway bead collection project, which generates revenues that help to sustain programs that provide vocational training and job opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Donation boxes are located at: • The Arc Gateway Administration Office, 3932 North 10th Ave. • Pollak Industries, 2313 Truman Ave. • Evermans Foods, 315 West Garden Street. • Head Hunter Hair Styling, 205 South Baylen St.
Veterans coalition plans symposium
Awards banquet to be Feb. 28 The Pensacola Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will present its 33rd annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. George Washington Honor Medal recipients will include Frank Emond, Sarah Seelman, Jacque Taylor, Information Warfare Training Commanding Officer Cmdr. Christopher Eng, Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas, Jill Hubbs, the Dick Appleyard Foundation and the University of West Florida Historic Trust. PO1 David D. Hernandez will receive the Liberty Bell Award for Navy participation in community events. Cost for the banquet is $30 per person. For more information or to make reservations, contact Jackie Young at 438-4401.
The Veterans Coalition of Northwest Florida will present the Greater Pensacola Veterans and Families Symposium and Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25 at the UWF Conference Center, Bldg. 22, 1100 Veterans Parkway. The event is open to all U.S. military veterans and their families. There will be presentations on the latest information pertaining to VA benefits, business ownership for veterans, new educational opportunities, family life and quality of life issues. Admission is free. Registration will be available at the door. To register in advance or for more information, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thegreater-pensacola-veterans-families-symposium-ex po-tickets-30965384298?aff=es2.
School to present auction March 4
Escambia Christian School will present its 13th annual “A Bid for Excellence” auction at 4 p.m. March 4 at Gateway Church of Christ Family Life Center, 245 Brent Lane. Cost is $35 per person. Event features dinner, live entertainment, silent and live auctions. For more information, call 433-8476.
Navy Yacht Club race series kicking off • St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 3200 North 12th Ave. • Beach Community Bank, 60 Northcliffe Drive, Gulf Breeze. • Pen Air Federal Credit Union, 3591 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze. For more information, call 434-2638 or go to www.arc-gateway.org.
Schedule to change at Fort Barrancas Gulf Islands National Seashore officials have announced that Fort Barrancas and its associated visitor center will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting March 1. The park is changing to a five day a week because of shortages in visitor services and fee collection staff. The park hopes the measure will be temporary and will be able to resume a seven day a week operation soon. All other areas of the park will remain open seven days a week, including Fort Pickens. Fort Barrancas is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola and was built in the mid-1800s along with the Advanced Redoubt to defend the old Naval Shipyard. Visitors can take a guided or self-guided tour of the fortifications and learn more about their story within the visitor center. Access to Naval Air Station Pensacola is available to the public through the west gate; all visitors must show valid photo identification. For more information, go to www.nps.gov/guis.
Golf tournament supports NMCRS The 17th annual Pen Air Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is scheduled for March 31 at A.C. Read Golf Course aboard NAS Pensacola. To register, complete a registration form with payment and mail or drop off to: Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Attn: NMCRS Golf Tournament, 1495 East Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL 32514. Registration deadline is March 24. Checks should be made payable to Pen Air Federal Credit Union. For more information, contact Melissa Dandridge, public relations specialist, by phone at 5053200, ext. 7773, or by e-mail at email@example.com or go to www.penair.org/home/about/communerosity/golf_tournament?.
Rock N Fly marathon to be March 18
The fourth annual Blue Angels Rock N Fly Soul Train Tour half marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) is scheduled for March 18 aboard NAS Pensacola. Both races are scheduled to start at 8:10 a.m. at the corner of Radford Boulevard and Fred Bauer Road in front of Starbucks. Gates will open at 6 a.m. In 2016, and the event raised more than $50,000 for the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the Navy Ball. This year’s race is limited to 3,000 participants. Runners are encouraged to arrive at NAS Pensacola early to ensure plenty of time to get through security. To register or volunteer, go to www.runrock nfly.com.
World War II planes to be on display
World War II vintage airplanes will be on display from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 3-5 at the Pensacola Aviation Center, 4145 Jerry Maygarden Road, as part of the The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour. Planes scheduled to be on display include a B-17, a B-24, a B-25 and a P-51. Visitors can explore the aircraft for a cost of $15 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Flights aboard the aircraft can also be arranged. For more information or to make reservations, call 1 (800) 568-8924 or go to www.collingsfoundation.org.
The Navy Yacht Club will kick off the first race in the 2017 Commodore’s Cup series March 4. Registration and a social will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Crow’s Nest at the Bayou Grande Marina. Entry fee is $35 with U.S. Sailing Membership and $40 for non-members. The skipper’s briefing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., and race start is scheduled for noon. The Maxine Sansom Race No. 1 and Bay Championship Race No. 2 are also scheduled. The Commodore’s Cup is one of four races throughout the year that count towards the series trophies. The next race will be April 8. Registration and race information is available at http://www.navypnsyc.org. For race information, contact Jim Parsons by phone at 384-4575 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flight Academy offering spring cruises The National Flight Academy, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, has announced threeday cruise programs during spring break. Registration is open for fifth-12th grade students. The subject matter areas will include aerodynamics, meteorology and physics. Programs are scheduled for March 19-21, April 9-11 and April 16-18. The cost is $399 per student. For registration information, call 308-8948 or go to www.National FlightAcademy.com.
Military parents can get special training A free STOMP (Specialized Training for Military Parents) workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29-30 at the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System Classroom at the J.E. Hall Center, 30 East Texar Drive. Register online for the STOMP workshop at: https://pensacola-stomp.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Carissa Bergosh, School Liaison Officer at 712-4105 or email@example.com.
Models wanted for NEX fashion show Models are needed for an upcoming spring fashion show at the Navy Exchange (NEX) Pensacola Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. The show is scheduled for April 1. If you would like to participate, sign up in the customer service department by March 16. Additional activities will include the NEX 71st Birthday and the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 458-8258.
American Legion car shows planned
American Legion Post No. 240, 8666 Gulf Beach Highway, plans to kick off its car show season from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 5. Car shows will take place at the post the first Sunday of every month until November. The events are open to the public. Cars trucks, motorcycles and rat rods can be registered for a donation of $5. The events will also feature fried catfish beginning at noon until the fish runs out. For more information, contact Trent Hathaway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language test appointments available The Navy Foreign Language Testing Office (NFLTO) NASP Testing Lab is accepting appointment requests from personnel interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) Test, and the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages. Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. Tests are administered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the testing lab in Bldg. 634. For appointments and language test counseling, contact email@example.com.
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CNATT announces Junior, Senior Civilians of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight
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. Photo by Janet Thomas
National Women’s History Month 2017: “ H o n o r i n g Tr a i l b l a z i n g Wo m e n i n L a b o r a n d B u s i n e s s ”
From www.NWHP.org and Molly Murphy MacGregor Executive director and co-founder of the National Women’s History Project
he 2017 theme for National Women’s History Month in March honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force. Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid. Women’s History Month: A history. As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-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 obser-
vance. 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 celebrations within their own or-
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fort. 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 rational 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.
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CNATT announces Junior, Senior Civilians of the Quarter Story, photos from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs
he Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) announced its Junior and Senior Civilians of the Quarter (CoQs) for fourth quarter 2016, Feb. 8. CNATT Information Technology and Cybersecurity (N6) Information Technology Specialist Charles Keppler was recognized as the command’s Senior Civilian of the Quarter and CNATT Resource Management Directorate (N8) Financial Technician Richard Phillips was cited as the
command’s Junior Civilian of the Quarter. “Each of these employees are shining examples of the stellar civilian workforce we (CNATT)
have,” said CNATT Executive Officer Capt. Nate Schneider. “The support they are providing to the Sailors, Marines and civilian employees throughout the CNATT domain is unparalleled, and they are instrumental in ensuring we are able to keep training our Navy and Marine Corps aviation maintainers for future assignment to operational units around the world.” Keppler, one of the longesttenured CNATT employees, was selected as the SCoQ while serving as the N6 IT New Innovations lead, supporting the CNATT domain through the research, design, and development of new instructional delivery systems in support of the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Ready, Relevant Learning and Sailor 2025 initiatives. “As technology continues to rapidly change, Charlie (Keppler) has strived to remain at the forefront of both hardware and software capabilities that could be used in delivery of training,” said CNATT Management Analyst Supervisor Patrick Traywick.
Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Senior Civilian of the Quarter Charles Keppler (right) is congratulated by CNATT CO Capt. Eric Simon at a recent awards ceremony.
“He is the CNATT command resident person for everything IT, whether the requirement is for hands on support or research for new technology delivery for both staff and the CNATT training sites.” Phillips coordinated a process for the distribution and collection of System Authorization Access Request-Navy forms for all military and civilian personnel requiring access to the Standard Labor Data Collection and Distribution Application (SLDCADA) throughout the CNATT domain. He also provided guidance on civilian timekeeping is-
sues and monitored all SLDCADA entries for compliance while simultaneously serving as the approving official for government purchase card transactions, an approving official for the Defense Travel System and reconciled the Consolidated Bill Account. “The scope of what the CNATT N8 department does impacts every civilian and service member throughout the domain,” said CNATT Budget Officer Barbara Lumpkin. “Richard (Phillips) has stepped in and took over some programs when it was needed, and has become an inte-
gral part of our team.” CNATT is the technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise, an organization designed to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost, and is the largest training center under the Naval Education and Training Command. For more information, visit http://www. navy.mil, http://www. facebook.com/usnavy, or http:// www. twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit http:// www. navy. mil/ local/cnatt/.
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New UWF program explores integration of art and science Story, photo from University of West Florida
The University of West Florida (UWF) is exploring the integration of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics to determine how those fields can influence the preservation of a clean environment through a new public program, STEAM2017. STEAM2017 is a five-week program which includes art exhibitions, lectures, artist-led workshops for students of regional K-12 programs, and a one-day colloquium with participants and speakers from around the nation. It was created to encourage meaningful dialogue between university departments and various fields of study, while sparking conversations surrounding environmental stewardship. The theme for the 2017 program
at the Pensacola Museum of Art. Public panels will be led by Jiayi Young, professor of design at UC Davis; ShihWen Young, professor of astronomy and physics at American River College; PlantBot Genetics, the collaborative team of Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki; Thomas Asmuth, assistant professor at the UWF Department of Art; and Sara Gevurtz, adjunct proInterdisciplinary artist Elizabeth Demaray fessor of art at VCU. As part of STEAM2017 collowill present her lecture, “Art and Science: quium, the University of West Florida Transdisciplinary Collaboration,” March 3 College of Arts, Social Sciences and at the Pensacola Museum of Art. Humanities 2016-17 Experience UWF will focus on water and the environ- Downtown Lecture Series will feature ment. interdisciplinary artist Elizabeth DeThe program’s public includes an maray March 3 at the Pensacola Muexhibition at The Art Gallery at UWF, seum of Art in Historic Pensacola. lectures at the Artel Gallery and First Her lecture, “Art and Science: City Art Center throughout February Transdisciplinary Collaboration,” is and March, and a March 4 colloquium free and open to the public, with a re-
ception at 5 p.m. and the lecture from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The STEAM2017 Colloquium will serve as a meeting for artists, scientists and the public to discuss the relevancy and potential of humanities-based efforts in environmental conservation. The presenters for the colloquium will be scholar-educators from many departments across UWF, researchers from the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, and artists and scientists from around the nation. The sessions will engage the public on ideas surrounding the merging of art and science with the environment and ecologies. Demaray, the keynote speaker, will discuss the role of hybridity to shape the future of research. For more information about UWF’s STEAM2017 programing, go to uwf.edu/steam2017.
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The Great Wall of China is featured in “Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” which opens March 1 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Photo from MacGillivray Freeman Films
From the National Naval Aviation Museum
The world’s tallest bridge and traveling at speeds approaching 700 mph are highlights of a new film opening March 1 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater. Narrated by Academy Award winning actor Jeff Bridges, “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” celebrates human ingenuity and innovation while offering a new perspective on what it means to be an engineer. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities – “Dream Big” showcases engineering marvels big and small. With its inspiring human stories – including a young woman engineer building bridges in un-
developed countries and a high school robotics team that succeeds against all odds – “Dream Big” reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all. It is the first giant screen project of its kind to promote the educational STEM movement (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). “Parents and teachers are looking for ways to turn kids on to science and engineering,” said director Greg MacGillivray, chairman of MacGillivray Freeman Films. “With ‘Dream Big,’ we wanted to bring something new to that effort with an entertaining, visually spectacular film full of stirring human stories that reveal the impact engineers have on our society. We hope it energizes kids of all ages, especially
girls, to think about engineering as a meaningful way to help others and leave a positive mark on the world.” “I am a believer in encouraging our youth to make a difference in the world, and Dream Big encourages young people to do just that,” said narrator Bridges. “Dream Big” is family friendly and has a running time of 42 minutes. It will show daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., replacing the “National Parks Adventure” film. It will join “The Magic of Flight” and “D-Day: Normandy 1944” as the daily offerings at the giant screen theater, which features a laser-illuminated digital projection system with full 4K resolution. For more information, call 453-2389 or go to www.naval aviationmuseum.org/attractions/giant-screen-theater.
At the movies FRIDAY
“A Dog’s Purpose,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Split,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (2D), R, 8 p.m.
“Monster Trucks” (3D) PG, 12:30 p.m.; “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (3D), PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (3D), R, 5:30 p.m.; “Underworld: Blood Wars” (3D), R, 8 p.m.; “A Dog’s Purpose,” PG-13, noon; “Hidden Figures,” PG, 2:30; “Split,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.
“Monster Trucks” (2D) PG, noon; “Split,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (2D), R, 7:30 p.m.; “A Dog’s Purpose,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Hidden Figures,” PG, 4 p.m.; “Patriots Day,” R, 7 p.m.
Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed on Feb. 27
“Monster Trucks” (3D) PG, 5 p.m.; “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m.; “Sleepless,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Hidden Figures,” PG, 7:10 p.m.
“The Bye Bye Man,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Split,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “A Dog’s Purpose,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (2D), R, 7:30 p.m.
“Monster Trucks” (2D) PG, 5 p.m.; “Patriots Day,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Split,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $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
• Mardi Gras Party: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Feb. 24, at Mustin Beach Club. This event is open to all hands, 18 and older. Food, music, karaoke and beverage specials. For more information, call 452-4035. • Swimming instructions: Tuesday and Friday evenings in February at the NAS Pensacola InMWR Flea Market: door Pool, Bldg. Mark your calendars 3828. Children’s for the Giant Outdoor swimming lessons MWR Flea Market and pre-swim team from noon to 4:30 training. Your chilp.m. March 12 at the dren can learn to MWR Sports Comswim in a safe and plex on Highway 98. professional enviThe event is open to ronment. $50 for everyone to buy and military and $55 for sell. Spaces will be DoD and contracassigned on a firsttors. For more income, first-served formation, call basis. For details on 452-9429. the rules and to regis• Lifeguard Certer, go to www.navy tification Classes: mwrpensacola.com. Beginning March 6, April 3, April 17, and May 8 and with training sessions each Friday through April 28. Candidates must take pretest. For more information, call 452-9429. • Blue Angel Park notice: Starting March 5 the welcome center will be closed on Sundays. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Only arrivals with reservations will be taken on Sundays. Camp host numbers are posted on the welcome center door and information booth. Disc golfers can use the honor box located near Disc Golf Pavilion. For campground availability and reservations, call Navy Getaways at 1 (877) 628-9233 or go to get.dodlodging.net. • March Madness: Come out to the NAS Pensacola Indoor Pool at 7 p.m. each Thursday in March for water basketball pickup games. Bring a team or just yourself. Prizes will be award for individual participation. For more information, call 452-4929. • Paul Revere’s Night Ride of April 1775: 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the Navy Wellness Center. Enjoy spinning outdoors under the gazebo. Participants will take a virtual ride through history along the route Paul Revere took and listen to Longfellow’s “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.” For more information, call 452-6802. • Backpacking 101 Skills Course: MWR Community Recreation is beginning a backpacking skills course as training for backpacking trips. Multiple weekend courses offered from March through June. First planned trips will be in May and June to Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Ala. Sign up at Tickets and Travel Office, Bldg. 3787 at NASP Corry Station. For more information, call 281-5489 or 452-6354.
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
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 http://naspensacola-mwr.com.
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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
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Worship schedule Regular services 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. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary.
• Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible study, 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, Feb. 24. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. Be prepared. For information or to register, call 4525609. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, Feb. 24. Spend time learning about pregnant partners and new babies. Practice bathing and diapering and learn about burping and holding a new baby. Discussions will also cover crying, child development and sleep deprivation. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • New Parent Support: Pro-
gram focuses on military families who are expecting or have children younger than age 4. Take advantage of home visitation providing support, education and parentng information. For more information or to schedule a visit, call 452-5990. • Base Tour: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 1. First Wednesday of month. Learn how to get around base while learning interesting facts. For more information, call 452-5609. • Stress Management Workshop: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday of month (March 2 and March 16). While eliminating stress is unrealistic, managing stress is an attainable goal that can be achieved with a number of techniques. For information or to register, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunites are available at Pensacola Light-
house, Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries. Upcoming events include: • Mardi Gras parades: Feb. 24-26, Pensacola and at Pensacola Beach. Spotters needed to walk along side the floats.
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1 BRM/1 BATH FURNISHED CONDO.FREE I N T E R N E T, CABLE, WIFILOCATED BETWEEN BAY OF PENSACOLA & PENSACOLA COUNTRY CLUB NEAR NAS. AMENIDowntown 2/2 TIES+ FOR Condo. All utls SALE 95K. 850except internet 375-0446 incl w/rental pmnt. An indoor Elizabeth Schoyear-round heated field Musmansky pool & an outside April 3, 1961 pool. $1200/mo. Feb. 15, 2017 850-324-5548. Elizabeth Scho2bd/1ba Duplex field Musmanfor rent. Near sky was born and NAS and raised in Seattle, Corry Hospital. Washington, a city E q u i p p e d she loved all of her kitchen, mini life. She met her b l i n d s / c e i l i n g beloved husband, fans, outside Scott, at the Unistorage. $600 mo. versity of Wash850-944-2235 or ington in 1979, 850-417-3370 and graduated from the school D o w n t o w n of Pharmacology Pensacola His- there in 1985. She toric District. 3 and Scott started bedroom 1 bath their married life apt. Hardwood in Barbers Point, flooring, crown Hawaii, and then molding, central moved on to Seatheat and air. No tle, Cincinnati, and smoking and no Gulf Breeze, Fla. pets. $875 month. 850-572-0555 Beth has lived in Gulf Breeze for For Sale For Sale 12 years, and she took it by storm, 3br/3ba home. forever changing With pool and it for the better. 3-car garage, She arrived just just 3 miles from in time for HurriNAS backgate! cane Ivan to wipe 5103 Chandelle out the family’s Dr in beautiful new Gulf Breeze Chandelle sub- home, but she division on over dug in and carved ½ acre lot. New out a life with her roof, gutters, tile, family in her new hardwood floors, community. She carpet, interior/ inspired, supportexterior painting, ed and encourhurricane upgrade aged hundreds of and more! Move- scouts through in ready! Call Troop 11, stimuKay Holcombe lated the minds of Broker @850- students for a decade through Sci261-0566 ence Olympiad, her Cordova Park challenged 3br/ba brick own children and ranch-style, reno- every child she vated. Near mall, knew and loved Sacred Heart to “reach their full and Hospital, Roger potential,” Scott Tennis. Re- welcomed innuduced $154k. Call merable friends and families into 850-525-9150 her life and home for celebration after celebration. Beth welcomed
the inevitable chaos of life, and never missed an opportunity to find and embrace the beauty of every moment. Beth was the consummate mother with her wonderful sense of humor and straightforward manner of matter-of-fact encouragement, acceptance and love. Innumerable young men and women have shared with the family how very much she loved them and changed their lives with her love and tireless support. She fiercely loved her own children and all of her children’s friends; she loved the motherless; and sometimes even mothered the many elderly patients she counseled in the Coumadin Clinic she oversaw at NAS Pensacola Naval Hospital Center. It was second to breathing for Beth to give, and give, and give -- and to forgive. Her loyalty knew no bounds, and her husband, children, sisters, brother, extended family and friends are forever grateful for her unconditional love.
Beth adored her husband Scott, to whom she was devoted to for 37 years. They shared 31 wonderful years of marriage, taking advantage of every moment to travel with their children and to experience the world. She creatively and thriftfully concocted such joyful experiences as New Year’s Eve in Paris, Christmas in Prague, coastal summer stays in Florida and the Great Northwest. Beth did not postpone life’s greatest moments and craft a bucket list for the future; she lived her life every day as the precious gift it was. She remained an avid snow skier, ice-skater, shopping cart racer and fiery torch singer all her life. Beth was so committed to supporting family and friends that many times she slept on the floors of airports when connections were not met or planes took off without her. She travelled across the country whenever she could to visit her loved ones in Se-
attle, stretching ther John Fredthe limits of time. erick Schofield; Gary Lee MusBeth was an au- mansky, father in rora of energy and law; and Leeann inspiration to all, Musmansky, sisrecommending ter in law. excellent and provocative books to Beth is survived read, engaging in by: mother Lorna respectful debate, Marie Schofield; and gathering mother in law Ann crowds of fam- Elizabeth Musily and friends mansky; her husfor concerts, lec- band Scott Phillip tures, independent Musmansky; sons film outings, and Nicholas Scott plays. It was natu- Musmansky and ral for Beth to cel- William Scott ebrate life and all M u s m a n s k y ; it offered, and she daughter Claire broadened others’ Elizabeth Musperspectives and mansky; Cynthia experiences daily Schofield Holalong her own sather (sister) and path. Carl Holsather; Lisa Maureen To know Beth was Schofield; John to fall in love with Douglas SchoBeth, and to learn field (brother) to love yourself. and Suzie Schofield; and Camden There will be a Musmansky (sisMemorial Service ter ) and Dennis Friday February Atherton. 24 at 3pm in the Naval Hospital In lieu of flowers, Theater on the 3rd donations may floor across from be made to the chapel. American Par(Attendees should kinson Disease inform the gate Association at they are coming http://www.APfor the Musman- DAnorthwest.org/ sky memorial donate in support and adults should of Beth’s mother, have driver’s li- Lorna Schofield, cense or other of- and brother, John ficial ID.) Schofield . Click “donation” and She was preceded the box “I would in death by: son like to dedicate Alexander Scott to...” Musmansky; fa-
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