Income tax assistance available at NASP ... The NASP VITA office is open and will be offering free tax help until the end of tax season. The NASP VITA office is located in Bldg. 680, Suite D, Room 225E (on Cuddihy Street across from the NEX mini mart). Hours of operation are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or to make an appointment, call 452-2209.
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NASWF’s Hernandez wins Flowers civic award head volunteer coordinator at NASWF. The base has one of the most sucThe Margaret Flowers cessful volunteer proCivic Award winner was grams in Navy Region announced Feb. 25 at a Southeast, and as a result Pensacola Navy League of community involveluncheon ceremony held ment, NASWF was recat New World Landing to ognized with the Navy honor all of the volunteer Environmental Stewardcontributions of enlisted ship Flagship Award in service members nomi- 2015. nated for the C a p t . award. A. Todd T h e r e Bahlau, were 17 commandnominees for ing officer of the 2015 N A S W F, award, and praised HerA B H 1 nandez in the ( AW / S W ) award nomiD. David nation packHernandez of age. Naval Air “ABH1 Station e rnanH ABH1(AW/SW) W h i t i n g David D. Hernandez dez’s perF i e l d sonal and (NASWF) was selected as professional relationship this year’s winner of the with community leaders coveted award. (For a list and organizations has of the other nominees, see greatly, and positively, impage 4A.) pacted their cause to imHernandez is the lead- prove the lives of those in ing petty officer for the E- need,” Bahlau said. “Petty 28 arresting gear and is Officer Hernandez is the responsible for all work- exact testament of extraorcenter programs support- dinary leadership in action ing maintenance and and is highly deserving of upkeep of the E-28/im- this prestigious award.” proved fresnel lens optical Hernandez coordilanding aystem (IFLOLS) nated more than 6,000 shore-based aircraft emer- hours from more than gency recovery systems. Hernandez also is the See Flowers on page 2 By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
(Top) An Air Force C-5 Galaxy arrives at NAS Pensacola’s Transient Line. Photo by Ens. Anthony Junco (Above) With the aircraft’s nose lifted, cargo – including vehicles – is available for offloading. Photo by Brian Smith (Left) A closer look reveals the payload capacity of the C-5 Galaxy, one of the largest transport aircraft in the world. Photo by Brent Beckstrom
NASP’s Sherman Field hosts Air Force Reserve mobilization exercise By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
NAS Pensacola’s Transient Line (T-Line) was the site of a quick-response Air Force Reserve temporary airfield Feb. 18-21. Aircraft and units of Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC) and other assisting governmental agencies flew in to NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field last weekend as part of Exercise Patriot Sands ’16, a training exercise designed to prove the readiness of the units. Patriot Sands is an annual AFRC exercise for airlift control flights (ALCFs), in order to train in accordance with their mission statement to deploy within 72 hours
of tasking as a contingency response element. Base personnel may have noticed the Air Force’s Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, which is among the largest transport aircraft in the world. The C-5 was followed by other Air Force transports, including Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. With NASP T-Line personnel helping to direct and unload the aircraft, it wasn’t long before the Air Force personnel and equipment had turned an unused corner of Sherman Field’s T-Line into a temporary airport. “When they showed up on Friday (Feb. 19), we unloaded 102,000 pounds of cargo,” Gene Roy, NASP transient line supervisor, said. “And the airplane was See T-Line on page 2
American Council on Education reviews CID’s IW coursework By Carla M. McCarthy Center for Information Dominance
NASP CO honored by county... The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners recently honored NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins with a proclamation thanking him for his service to the United States Navy and his community involvement and support during his tenure as commanding officer, NAS Pensacola. (Above) Commissioner Doug Underhill presents the proclamation to Hoskins Feb. 18. Photo by Stephanie Oram
An American Council on Education (ACE) team visited the Center for Information Dominance (CID) to evaluate six courses and perform an occupational review of the cryptologic technician (collection) (CTR) rating recently. The team looked at three cryptologic technician (technical) courses and three information systems technician courses, spanning from entry-level “A” school to “C” school. Two of the courses had not been reviewed before, and the other four are courses that have undergone changes and required a re-evaluation. “American Council on Education is important for the service members who attend Center for Information Dominance courses,” said Instruction Systems Specialist Denise Myers, CID’s ACE liaison. See ACE on page 2
Black History Month commemorated at NAS Pensacola ... February, Black History Month, was celebrated onboard NAS Pensacola with a program Feb. 19 arranged by the NASP Diversity Committee. (Above) NCC Antonia Brown shares her family’s collection of historical African-American documents, voter registration cards, photos and other important records with Elizabeth Bartholomew and Cathy Whitney. Photo by Mike O’Connor
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Attack on battleship USS Alabama Feb. 27-28 From Rhonda Davis Director of Sales and Marketing Battleship Memorial Park
An aerial attacker bores in on USS Alabama during a previous Living History Drill. Photo courtesy Battleship Memorial Park
Now hear this! The USS Alabama (BB 60) Living History Crew will be aboard ship tomorrow, Feb. 27, and Feb. 28 for their drill. The Living History Crew is made up of historical reenactors who demonstrate life aboard the USS Alabama during World War II. Among the activities scheduled for the weekend will be a weapons briefing that will explain the types of weapons used aboard the battleship. Weather permitting, guests will witness a general quarters rush to battle stations as “enemy” aircraft simulate an air at-
tack by vintage airplanes at noon Feb. 27. Sailors will man the guns and repel the assault. Among the weapons demonstrated will be the firing of the restored twin 40mm Bofors pompom antiaircraft guns mounted on the rear of the ship and the introduction of the newly restored 20mm Oerlikon cannon which are being converted to propane for future firing. Damage control teams will perform a fire suppression drill as corpsmen evacuate “wounded” Sailors. USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park is located at 2703 Battleship Me-
morial Parkway in Mobile, Ala. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $15 for children 12 years old to adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12, and complimentary for children up to 5 years of age. Active military personnel are admitted free of charge. There is a $2 per car park entry fee. For more information on the USS Alabama Living History Crew call Tony Watson, (256) 6309634, or Chip Dobson, (251) 476-3448. For more information on the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park visit website www.uss alabama.com or visit the ship on Facebook.
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400 personnel volunteering in 62 individual events and established 30 new community service partnerships. Hernandez personally volunteered in 26 individual community service events, accumulating 300 volunteer hours with organizations including the Bay Area Food Bank, the Milton Fire Department, the Santa Rosa County Library, East Milton Schools and the United Way. Here are some examples of his community service projects: • He coordinated and participated with a team of seven Sailors in helping to relocate an elderly disabled citizen through the Helping Hand Mission of Milton. His team dedicated 21 man-hours in packaging, loading and relocating more than 3,000 pounds of household goods across the city of Milton. • He dedicated 24 hours during the Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County Literacy Week. Working with volunteer community leaders, he visited six different schools to read stories and assist with arts and crafts in support of local school’s readiness plans to enhance education success through participation. • He volunteered 28 hours in support of the Tough Mudder Race in Milton supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. He put his technical expertise to work by assisting in the construction of several obstacles and staging areas, while additionally supporting the event by directing traffic. • In an effort to improve the environment, Hernandez dedicated 13 offduty hours to the organization of the CP0365 Adopt-A-Highway litter pick up event. Fifteen volunteers collected 150 pounds of trash through a stretch of two miles. In addition, he reinstated the First Class Petty Officer Association’s Adopt-A-Highway contract with the Florida Department of Transportation. 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. It is named in honor of Margaret Flowers, a former NASP public affairs officer with a long record of service to the Navy and the community. For more information on the Pensacola Council of the Navy League, go to www.pensacolanavyleague.us.
only on the deck two hours. On Sunday (Feb. 21) in about three hours they re-loaded everything back up and took off.” Multiple aircraft from several Air Force Reserve locations conducted the airlift over the weekend. Vehicles were offloaded and cargo swapped between aircraft. The pace was fast; at one point there were three C-17s at the Transient Line within about an hour. Throughout the weekend, shifts of T-Line aircraft attendants worked to ensure the Air Force had the support it needed for the exercise’s success. Though designed as an Air Force evolution, Exercise Patriot Sands ’16
Governor attends base commanders’ meeting onboard NASP ... Florida Gov. Rick Scott arrived onboard NAS Pensacola Feb. 17 for an annual Florida Base Commanders’ Meeting (BCM) conducted this year at the National Flight Academy. About 60 government officials, including military base commanders from throughout Florida, attended. (Above) Scott, center, is flanked on left side by Melissa Sellers, Florida governor’s chief of staff, and NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins on right. Photo by Patrick Nichols ACE from page 1
“The courses we offer that are more than 45 unclassified instructional hours are eligible for ACE to review.” ACE, a nationally recognized accreditation organization, recommends equivalent college credits for members of the armed forces for certain types of military training and service experiences, based on high quality standards of practice. ACE teams, composed of college and university faculty members who are actively teaching in the areas they review, provide a collaborative link between the U.S. Department of Defense and higher education through an evaluation process that includes a site visit to analyze the content and an evaluation consensus in determining learning outcomes and appropriate academic credit recommendations. “The ACE credit-recommended courses combined with the college credit recommendations that a service member can get for their Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC), Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) or Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) can assist them in attaining a college degree,” said Myers. “ACE requires the courses and occupations to be reviewed at a minimum every 10 years. “However, courses that are updated to reflect the fast pace of technology and evolution within the information warfare community need to be reviewed more frequently.” For the CTR occupational review, the
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
team conducted panel interviews with enlisted and senior enlisted CTRs to represent a variety of ranks and skill levels within the CTR occupation. The goal was to assess the job assigned to CTRs to determine if the learning that has occurred above and beyond formal military training warrants college-level credit recommendations.
Pensacon 2016 ... NAS Pensacola Marines Pfc. Jesus Cruz (left) and Pfc. Brunel Evans browse one of many comic vendor stalls during the third annual Pensacon held at the Pensacola Bay Center Feb. 20. Photo by Ens. Anthony Junco
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was a good run-through for Sherman Field’s personnel, too. “It gave us the opportunity to work with some heavy aircraft we haven’t dealt with in a while,” Roy said. “We got to use the K-loader (large pallet handler), which we haven’t used much since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.” Roy was pleased with how the T-Line handled the unusual traffic. “To have that many C-17s on the deck and conduct normal transit operations at the same time is not something we do every day,” he said. “But a comment that was made by one of the (Air Force) pilots was that we handled it so well, he thought that we did do it every day.”
ACE occupation reviews are focused on validating the Navy’s job standards and expectations. Before the interviews begin, faculty evaluators review the occupation description, occupation standards, job task analysis, promotion exams when available, and manuals used on the job. A final report that outlines the consensus on the alignment of credit recommendations for the occupation is usually completed by the ACE team within 30 working days of the evaluation. The final report will then appear in ACE’s Military Guide, which presents credit recommendations for formal courses and occupations offered by all branches of the military. These credit recommendations appear on the service member’s Joint Services Transcript. “Our students learn the skills that kick start their careers in the information warfare community or build upon their naval profession when they return to us for more training later,” said Capt. Maureen Fox, CID headquarters commanding officer. “They also learn an incredible amount as war fighters and employ their skills in so many ways while supporting the fleet and the national security establishment, so it’s essential to have those skills translate into college credits. Our Sailors deserve it.” For more information on the Center for Information Dominance, visit www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ceninfodom/; www.facebook.com/CenterForInformationDominance/; and www.twitter.com/ CenterInfoDom/.
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7 ways benefit reforms will help military families By Katie Lange DoD News, Defense Media Activity
Recently, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced several reforms that will help service men and women reach a better work-life balance. Maternity leave, paternity leave and child care services are just a few of the benefits that are expanding to strengthen the support of our current military families, as well as to attract top talent to the force. So what are the changes, why were they made and how will they affect you? Here’s the gist: • Paid maternity leave will increase to 12 continuous weeks Defense Departmentwide. More and more women have joined the military in the past few decades; however, Carter said that a primary reason they are leaving the force is due to a high level of workfamily conflict. To combat that, he’s expanding maternity leave to 12 continuous weeks – doubling the standard of six weeks for most services – giving moms more time to recover from their pregnancies and bond with their babies. The change will also help
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Sr. Airman Joseph Tharp hugs his pregnant wife, Sarah Tharp, after returning home from a deployment to Afghanistan. Photo by A1C Bobby Cummings
new moms be more prepared to return to the work force. “That was one of the most difficult things I had to do – leave (my newborn daughter) with a complete stranger when she was still tiny,” said Navy PO2 Lori Bent, who only received six weeks of paid leave when she was pregnant. • Paternity leave will expand from 10 to 14 non-consecutive days. Parenting is not just a mom’s responsibility. Just ask Navy PO2 Harry Andrew D. Gordon, whose wife just had a baby. “The exhaustion and the time being spent with my child and my wife – it’s so important. Even those few extra days more would be so helpful and
beneficial to the family,” Gordon said. Carter is seeking legislation on this initiative, which will also encourage more dads to take that time off. • DoD child development center hours will extend to a 14-hour minimum. Many service members work shifts that don’t match up to DoD service provider hours. For example, your base’s CDC might be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., but you work until 8 p.m., so you’re stuck with finding another care provider to cover that time. According to Carter, nearly half of military families have to do that. This initiative will change that for most service members, who will now be able to get
child care from before reveille until after taps. Bent said that’s been a big concern for her, so it’s a welcome change that will help make working parents more flexible and more productive. • Installations with facilities where more than women are regularly assigned will install or modify mothers’ rooms. This will greatly help mothers who have returned to work and want to continue breastfeeding. Many installations weren’t built with working mothers in mind, so the addition of these rooms will give moms a space of their own and help them decompress. • Service members can postpone PCSing if it’s in a family member’s best interest. The average service member changes duty stations every three years, moving and uprooting their entire lives, which is hard on the whole family. Now, if you have a good reason to stay at your current station – if, say, your daughter wants to finish her high school career where she started, a spouse is finishing a degree or an ailing family member needs important treatment from a nearby top-notch facility – this change will en-
sure you’ll be able to stick around and keep that connection. If Carter successfully seeks an amendment to Title 10 to make this happen, service members requesting it would have to agree to additional comparable active-duty service. • Adoption leave will be expanded for dual military couples. The DoD currently offers three weeks of leave to one parent for adoption leave. If Carter gets authority from Congress, this reform would expand that to two weeks’ leave for a second parent. • The DoD will cover the cost for active-duty members to freeze their sperm or eggs. Many career fields require service members to sacrifice their ability to start a family, especially if they’re deployed in combat. This reform, through Tricare, will help those service members have greater piece of mind knowing that they’ll be able to still have a family later in life. Carter has also asked all of the services to examine additional options for child care services. For a full explanation of the changes, check out the fact sheet provided on defense.gov.
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C ivic A ward
ilitary personnel have been an integral part of the Northwest Florida community since establishment of the Pensacola Navy Yard in 1825.
Throughout the years, personnel stationed at the Pensacola Naval Complex have contributed countless hours of volunteer time to local 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. In 1980, the program was revised and new criteria established. Each year, naval commands in the Pensacola area are invited to nominate a candidate. Selection is based on the following criteria: • Civic work in the community: 55 percent. • Leadership: 15 percent.
• Proficiency in rate: 15 percent. • Personal appearance: 15 percent. Civic award nominees are honored at a luncheon each year. One individual is selected as the overall winner. This year’s recipient is ABH1 (AW/SW) David D. Hernandez (see story on page 1A). Below are the other nominees for this year. 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 public affairs officer. The award is named in her honor because she embodies the true esprit de corps of community and social involvement.
CTR1(IDW/SW) Gabriel Albarran, Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station
PR2(AW/SW) Gerald L. Howell III, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
In less than a year, Albarran has completed his Master Training Specialist and information dominance warfare qualifications and is qualified to instruct several courses. He dedicated 80 hours to the Big Brothers of Northwest Florida program, and volunteered 24 hours to assist with the Hawaii Food Bank Cruise, which resulted in the donation of more than 1,600 pounds of food, and the fundraising of $1,200.
Howell has worked on 27 volunteer projects, accounting for 426 hours. He was also responsible for the direct coordination and leadership of 43 staff members during 32 events, enabling an additional 537 community service hours throughout the year. His selfless acts regarding less fortunate, children, athletes, adults, as well as veterans demonstrate a heartfelt dedication to the local community.
IT1(IDW/SW) Frederick J. Amerine, Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station
Staff Sgt. Alex J. Lambert, Aviation Maintenance Squadron 2, MATSG-23
Amerine has served with distinction as an information systems technician leading petty officer, instructor and subject matter expert. His volunteer efforts, with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association, helped to provide a positive Navy presence within the community. Amerine sets the standard and is the epitome of a model image of a Sailor, not only for the command, but the community, as well.
Lambert is a mentor, confidant and instructor. He serves his community as a coach and mentor, as well as a volunteer firefighter trainee, where he ensures the public’s safety and teaches fire prevention. In addition, he is a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he is in pursuit of his bachelor’s degree. He has made lasting, positive contributions to the command and the Marines around him.
IT1(IDW/SW) David L. Carson Jr., Center for Information Dominance Unity Corry Station
AD2(AW) Sean P. McMahon, Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue Angels
Carson serves with distinction as an information systems technician instructor, duty section leader and subject matter expert. His volunteer efforts with the Pensacola Athletic Center, Deliverance Tabernacle/Kingdom Life Church and Corry Gets Fit, helped to provide a positive Navy presence in the community. His good deeds embody Navy core values of honor, courage and commitment.
McMahon selflessly volunteered more than 329 hours during the 2015 calendar year. His time devoted to Big Brothers and Big Sisters has helped children develop a supportive relationship with an extremely positive role model. He has assisted the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department with expedited training within their K-9 units and volunteered at National Naval Aviation Museum.
ABF1(AW/SW) Jeremy H. Clautice, Naval Aviation Schools Command
ET3 Katie J. Milesbryant, Naval Hospital Pensacola
Clautice has proven himself as a pillar of leadership. He has tirelessly assisted a multitude of events and community organizations in meeting their goals. In all, he was directly responsible for coordinating more than 450 hours of community service in the past year. His astounding dedication, toward these efforts, has yielded a solid bond between the command, the U.S. Navy and the local community.
Milesbryant received two letters of appreciation from the commander of Honor our Marines, Inc. for her volunteer contribution to area programs. She also received a letter of appreciation from the Naval Hospital Pensacola Security Department and was nominated for the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for consecutive community service hours.
ET1(AW/SW) Brittney Dirnbauer, Naval Air Technical Training Center
IT2(IDW/AW/SW) Stevenrae M. Reece, Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station
Dirnbauer strives to stay active within the Pensacola community, between donating more than 400 hours to civic events and mentoring young Navy students and helping to wipe out sexual assaults. The work she is doing is making a significant impact in the community. Her dedication to the Pensacola Lighthouse has greatly impacted the organization, which receives no government funding.
Reece serves with distinction as an information systems technician Security Plus leading instructor and subject matter expert. In the community, his impact was unsurpassed. His volunteer efforts with Habitat for Humanity, the Navy Exchange, Pensacola Area Humane Society and Phoenix Rising Animal Rescue, helped to provide a positive Navy presence in the community.
RP3 Braelen R. Gasser, Naval Air Station Pensacola Chapel
AE1(AW/SW) Jonathon B. Rogers, Naval Air Technical Training Center
Gasser manages the command religious program. His has worked as a volunteer at Perdido Key reef and to bring awareness to the lionfish invasion in the Gulf. He also coordinated a service project to prevent erosion around Dead Man’s Island. He volunteered 40 plus hours on the set of the upcoming film, “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage.” He also volunteers at radio station CAT Country 98.7.
Rogers is a proactive and inspirational Navy leader. Not only is he dedicated to his military specialty, but he also volunteers a great deal of his off-duty time solidifying the bond between the military and the local community. He has coordinated 84 events with 636 junior Sailors and Marines, which generated 5,917 total volunteer hours, of which 132 hours he personally devoted to the community.
ABE2(AW) Shane M. Hehir, Naval Air Station Pensacola
AO1(AW/SW) Amanda J. Roth, Naval Air Technical Training Center
Hehir trains and qualifies new Sailors on the E-28 land based arresting gear to ensure readiness. He consistently out performs his peers and was recognized as the 2015 Sailor of the Year for NASP. His support of events including MWR Winter Wonderland, Tour de Cure Cycling Race, Rosemond Johnson Beach Memorial Day, the Fiesta of Five Flags Parade and Navy Day Ball earned him 10 letters of appreciation.
Roth is an inspirational leader. She volunteered more than 40 hours in the execution of community relations projects including work with the Navy’s Drug Education for the Youth, Blue Angel Elementary School, Ronald McDonald House of Pensacola and the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen. She also contributed to the documentation of more than 1,800 man hours, leading more than 200 volunteers.
CTR2(IDW) Luke C. Hinkle, Navy Information Operations Command, Pensacola
ABE1(AW/SW) Tonghui Yang Wilson, Naval Air Technical Training Center
Hinkle has assisted in 10 volunteer projects, accounting for more than 160 hours of service. He has positively impacting children’s literacy and self-worth. His volunteer work has included cleaning for the Blue Angel Highway Project, installing frames and doors for the Habitat for Humanity, and preservation work at the USS Alabama. He is also president of his command’s enlisted association.
Wilson was selected as the 2014 Regina P. Mills Leadership Award (Atlantic Fleet). He earned the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM) in 2013 and is still dedicated to furthering community relations. He contributed more than 700 personal volunteer hours to the local community was instrumental in NATTC’s selection as the 2015 Project Good Neighbor Award winner.
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NETSAFA hosts 26th International Military Student Officer Workshop By Ens. James A. Griffin Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
he Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) held its 26th International Military Student Officer (IMSO) workshop Feb. 9-11. The event provided a venue for Navy International Programs, NETSAFA and other key participants to address the topics relative to this year’s focus; “Forging enduring maritime partnerships one student at a time.” “You all are at the tip of the spear when it comes to interaction with these students,” said NETSAFA Commanding Officer Capt. Doug Heady. “As an IMSO you play a major role through the outstanding support you offer our allied nations students in their training to positively impact our network of partners.” The workshop was held on behalf of the Navy International Programs Office (NIPO), in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard Directorate of International Affairs and Foreign Affairs and the Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group. More than 180 IMSOs, service members and civilians, were in attendance. The keynote speaker, Rear Adm. Todd Squire, director for
international engagement, office of the Chief of Naval Operations, stressed the importance of the workshop and how it relates to the Navy’s current strategy. “On the individual level, you contribute to the international student’s experience and you become the face of the United States,” said Squire. “While you are training these students you also help build partnerships that will help us win.” Squire also presented six letters of commendation to the winners of the 2015 IMSO of the Year award. The Navy recipients were: Lt. Cory Zebian from Surface Warfare Officer School Newport, R.I., IMSO small command; AT1 Timothy E. Smith from Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Jacksonville, Fla, IMSO medium command; and William K. Durmick from Training Support Center San Diego, Calif., IMSO large command. The Marine Corps recipient was Courtney A. Johnson from the School of Infantry West
Rear Adm. Todd Squire, director, Chief of Naval Operations International Engagement (N52) and keynote speaker at the 26th Department of the Navy Maritime International Military Student Officer (IMSO) workshop, covers points of interest related to the Navy’s current strategy Feb. 9. The event served to address issues relative to this year’s focus of “Forging enduring maritime partnerships one student at a time.” Photo by MCSN Brittany N. Tobin
Training Command, Training and Education Command Camp Pendleton. The Coast Guard recipients were Maritime Enforcement Chief Petty Officer Marshall B. Riff from Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy Charleston, S.C., and Tim Clements from Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Va. The IMSOs of the year are recognized for their sustained superior performance in IMSO
knowledge, dedication and innovation. To qualify for consideration, a nominee must be an IMSO or assistant IMSO with a minimum of one year in the position. “This is a great opportunity to network with other IMSOs,” said Dave Babcock, workshop chairman, NETSAFA. “You can learn a tremendous amount from others who had problems in a wide range of areas including our international military stu-
dents.” NETSAFA is the U.S. Navy’s agent for international education and training and coordinates training support to international governments and organizations. As a field activity of NETC, the command serves as a focal point for all security assistance training program issues, coordination and advice within the U.S. Navy. For more information about NETSAFA, visit www. netsafa. navy.mil.
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Travel expo coming to NAS Whiting Field today (Feb. 26) By Lt.j.g. Andrew Bertucci NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
he amazing world of travel and recreation expo is once again coming to Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) today, Feb. 26. Hosted by the NASWF Community Recreation Ticket and Travel Office, the travel show creates awareness of reduced rate leisure travel to active duty, retired, civilian employees and military spouses. This is the fourth year NAS Whiting Field has held the event and about 300 people attend yearly. “We are hosting this show in February to give military families an opportunity to plan for vacations with spring break just around the corner. The expo will allow individuals to meet and discuss with vendors all the discount rates and programs they have to offer,” Cyndi Myers said. The NASWF Community Recreation Ticket and Travel Office will be offering door
prizes worth more than $9,000 all throughout the show. Participants need not be present if their name is called to receive a prize. To enter into the drawing, attendants will receive a passport that they get stamped at each vendor and, once complete with contact information, enter it into the drawing. From Georgia to Texas and Louisiana to Florida, vendors are coming from all over the region to showcase their attractions and offer discounted rates for military families here at NAS Whiting Field. More than
The travel expo, hosted by the NASWF Community Recreation Ticket and Travel office, is open to active duty, retired, civilian employees and military spouses. U.S. Navy file photo
40 vendors are expected including: Audubon Nature Institute, Blue Wahoos, Georgia Aquarium, Universal Orlando and, for the first time, Disney World. Not only will various vendors from around the Southeast region be in attendance but even Whiting Field’s own service providers such as Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR),
Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), Navy Exchange (NEX), and the Commissary (DECA) will also be on site. “This travel expo benefits the patrons with the discounts available, and also provides awareness of booking through the Leisure Travel Office as the commissions come back to
MWR to support programs on base,” Myers said. The 2016 Travel Show “Creating Memories” will be today, Feb. 26 in the NAS Whiting Field Atrium from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information contact the NASWF Community Recreation Ticket and Travel Office at (850) 6237032 or (850) 665-6250.
Veteran Assistance counselor now available at NASWF FFSC By Lt.j.g. Andrew Bertucci NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
fter months without a Veteran Assistance (VA) counselor, Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s (NASWF) Fleet Family Support Center (FFSC) once again has a representative on site who can help service members successfully trek through the maze of VA services. Retiring from the service can be a daunting task especially for military members who have a service-related injury. The FFSC at NAS Whiting Field can help ease
the transition by coordinating an appointment with the VA representative. Starting today, Feb. 26, and every other Friday after that, at 8 a.m. Jim Badini, Veteran As-
sistance representative, will have an hour question-and-answer walk-in followed by five onehour appointments. The VA representative will help service members screen their records for VA benefits as well as educate them on the process of getting the necessary benefits when they get out. “It is best to educate service members early so they have a better idea of how the process works. The purpose of these meetings is to educate them not just on claims but to prepare them on how to handle the process once they are
separated from the military. By establishing the paperwork necessary even if they do not get rated allows documentation to be in place in case
Discharge (BDD) and quick start programs. The BDD is for those activeduty members who are within 180 days of separation. The quick start
those health issues get worse down the road,” Badini said. Badini offers two programs to help active duty members get the VA benefits they need through the Benefit Delivery at
program is for members who are within 60 days of separation and is the same process as the BDD only expedited. Prior to meeting with Badini, service members must have service treat-
ment records (STR) which enables the meetings to progress expeditiously. All other forms and information are found by calling the FFSC at (850) 623-7177 and asking to speak with Eugene Jackson or Darryl Johnson about scheduling an appointment with the VA representative. “You may be fine now but think of your health 10 years from now. If you have any service related health issue, then it important you pursue the free screenings offered and potential benefits through the VA,” Jackson said.
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Color Vibe 5K scheduled for Feb. 27
The Pensacola Color Vibe 5K is scheduled for 9 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 27, at the Vince J. Whibbs Maritime Park Amphitheater. Participants will be splashed with colored powder, and a dance party will be held after the run. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local American Diabetes Association office. For more information, go to www.the colorvibe.com or send an e-mail to support@ thecolorvibe.com.
Navy Yacht Club race series kicking off The Navy Yacht Club will kick off the first race in the 2016 Commodore’s Cup series tomorrow, Feb. 27. 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 on Pensacola Bay throughout the year that count towards earning one of the series trophies. The next race will be April 16, and it will be celebrated as the Navy Yacht Club’s 85th Anniversary Regatta. Registration and race information packages are available at http://www.navypnsyc.org. For race information, contact Barry Pokorney, Navy Yacht fleet captain, via e-mail at Club firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navy Nurse Corps open house planned Navy nurses (active, reserve, retired and previously commissioned) are invited to a attend a meetand-greet open house for the Gulf Coast Navy Nurse Corps Association (GCNNCA) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the home of Susan McCord, 7986 Castle Pointe Way. Reservation deadline was Feb. 24. For more information, contact Vicki Coyle at (251) 942-6382 or by e-mail email@example.com.
World War II planes visiting Pensacola The Wings of Freedom Tour featuring a B-17, a B-24 and a P-51C is scheduled to make a stop at the Pensacola Aviation Center, 4145 Jerry L. Maygarden Road. Flight experiences are available by reservation. No reservations are needed for walk through tours, which are scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 27, and 9 a.m. too 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28.
Partyline submissions You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication.
Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. World War II veterans get into the ground tours at no charge. For flight reservations, call (978) 562-9182. For information, go to www.collingsfoundation.org.
Ballet performances to spread HOPE The Harnessing Opportunity & Power of Education (HOPE) Foundation has announced that Kentucky Ballet Theatre, a professional company from Lexington, Ky., will be its inaugural beneficiary. “An Extension of HOPE” will be presented March 2-6 at the Rex Theatre, 18 North Palafox Street. Public performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. March 4 and 2 p.m. March 5. Tickets are $25. A military appreciation performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 5. Tickets are $17. The performance is for active duty and retired military and their families. Tickets for the military have to be purchased online and be will call pick-up with one valid military ID required to claim them. For more information go to HOPEpns.com or KYBallet.com or call (859) 252-5245.
Shredding event planned for March 5
Pen Air Federal Credit Union and Shred-it are offering individuals an opportunity to shred sensitive documents from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 5 at the Pen Air facility at 1495 East Nine Mile Road. An individual may bring up to 50 pounds of sensitive information to be shredded for free. Documents should be removed from binders and binder clips, but staples and paper clips are acceptable. Do not tie bags or tape boxes. For more information, contact Patricia M. Veal, Pen Air director of public relations at 505-3200, ext. 7777, or e-mail email@example.com.
Free community workshop announced
Studer Community Institute and WSRE will present a free community workshop on “Leading and Managing Change” from 8 a.m. to noon March 1 from 8 a.m. to noon at WSRE – Amos Studio. Quint Studer will be the speaker. The workshop is part of the Studer Community Institute’s ongoing development sessions to help improve the quality of life in Northwest Florida. For more information, go to Studeri.org.
Banquet planned for teen program
The third annual “Success Is On The Rise” banquet and silent auction event for Teen Empowered Mentoring Parent Program (TEMPP) is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 27, at the Pensacola Improv event center, 375 North Pace Blvd. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple. For more information, contact Claudia Williams at 261-8498.
STOMP performance rescheduled
The Feb. 23 performance of “STOMP,” which was canceled because of severe weather, has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 28 at the Saenger Theatre. Tickets purchased for the original performance date will be honored March 28. For more information, contact the Saenger Theatre Box Office at 5953880 or go to www.pensacolasaenger.com.
Registration open for soccer programs
Registration is open for the Perdido Bay Futbol Club spring 2016 soccer season for age groups starting at 2 to 3 years through high school. Cost is $70 for the first child and $65 for any additional children. Practices will begin March 1. League games begin March 19. Activities will take place at the Southwest Escambia Sportsplex, off of Bauer Road. registration information, go to For https://ssl.demosphere.com/scripts/runisa.dll?s7:gp ::72330+regis/guidelines. For club information, go to www.perdidobayfc.com.
Business center offering workshop
The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida is presenting a lunch-and-learn workshop, “Cottage Food: Selling Food from Your Kitchen,” from noon to 1 p.m. March 2. There is no fee, but pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. For information or to register, call 474-2528 or go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “Training Opportunities.”
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NASP HQ gets visit from building’s past; 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 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 2016: “Working to Form a More Perfect Union:Honoring Women in Public Ser vice and Government” From www.NWHP.org and Molly Murphy MacGregor Executive director and co-founder of the National Women’s History Project
he National Women’s History Month theme for March 2016 honors women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. 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 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 celebrations within their own organizations, communities, and school districts. They also agreed to support an
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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. A national lobbying effort. As word spread rapidly across the nation, state
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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.
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.
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NETC CO Rear Adm. White visits USNA By MC2 Tyler Caswell U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs
NNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) – Commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Rear Adm. Michael White toured the U.S. Naval Academy Feb. 2. For White, a 1983 graduate of the University of Colorado, it was his first visit to the historic institution, which has been training and educating future naval officers for 170 years. His tour included visits to classrooms, physical exercise facilities and the many monuments that scatter the Yard. “The grounds at USNA
are something to behold,” said White. “I am very interested in how we mold our Sailors, morally, ethically and of course in their technical field. This gave me an interesting perspective on how we can do better in the schools we run.” NETC’s mission is to transform civilians into highly skilled, combat-ready warfighters and enable their
career-long growth and development. The amount of time spent in NETC schools is significantly shorter than the four-year program at USNA, but both institutions share the goal for creating better, smarter and ethically stronger students. “It is slightly different in that USNA has its midshipmen for four years, and we have ours for a much shorter
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period of time,” said White. “USNA does an incredible job of molding the ideas of technology into training, bringing ethical decision making into its learning, and overall character development. We want to be able to further incorporate those
ideas into our schools.” While observing the faculty, staff, and facilities and interacting with midshipmen, White recalled the initial impression he had of USNA, further clarified by today's visit. “I have had many peers over the years who have graduated from USNA,” he said. “I’ve always had great respect for the institution both educationally and professionally, and what I saw here today matched that exactly, incredible professionalism by everyone I met today on the staff and a compassion for learning and developing our country’s future officers. All matched by the spectacular venue that is USNA.” For more news from U.S. Naval Academy, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ usna/.
NAS Pensacola command gets visit from namesake’s descendant ... NASP Command Headquarters, the Walter Leroy Richardson Building (Bldg. 1500), is named for the Navy’s first photographer. On Jan. 20, 1914, battleship USS Mississippi (BB 23) arrived in Pensacola Bay to set up the Navy’s first flying school, and later, the first Naval Aeronautical Station on what is now Naval Air Station Pensacola. One of Mississippi’s crewmembers, Ship’s Cook Fourth Class Walter Leroy Richardson, a photography enthusiast, captured aviation activities on film, and the Navy soon recognized that Richardson’s photographs were a valuable tool for training and documenting aircraft testing, accidents and other aviation related activities. The Navy then designated Richardson as the Navy’s first official photographer. Richardson later received his wings of gold as a naval aviator (No. 582) and retired from service in 1926. In recognition of Richardson’s service as a naval photographer and aviator, Bldg. 1500 was dedicated in his honor and NASP kicked off the base’s centennial in 2014 with its headquarters dedication Jan. 17, 2014. (Left) Jan Van Konijnenburg, Richardson’s great-great-grandson, stopped in recently to speak career aviation with NASP XO Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez and NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins. Van Konijnenburg, now in Navy ROTC at Florida State University, hopes to follow in Richardson’s footsteps – and also become a naval aviator. Photo by Mike O’Connor
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Prepare in advance for peak moving season From Personal Property Office
Peak moving season is rapidly approaching. It is highly recommended you start your move process as soon as you receive your new orders. Requested pick up dates must be at least three weeks out. This time frame may change during this peak moving season. All moves are initiated by the service member on line at www.move.mil, which is a component of the Defense Personal Property System (DPS). Currently only Explorer, Firefox and Safari browsers work and users must make sure the pop-up blocker is turned off. First time users must obtain an Electronic Transportation Acquisition (ETA) login identification (ID) and password. To do so, log on to
www.move.mil, select the DPS registration tab, and then click on DoD service member and civilian registration. After registering, enter your customer information and your shipment request. Upon completion of your shipment request, select “Submit.” You should submit to your local Personal Property Office (PPO NAS Pensacola). The final step is to print your DD1299 and DD1797; bring or e-mail them, along with your orders, to the NASP office at 121 Cuddihy St., Bldg. 680, Suite C (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). Residency is not required at desti-
nation to set up your move. To recap, here are a few helpful tips to help with your moving experience: • As soon as you receive a copy of your orders, enter your move request for Household Goods (HHG), Non Temporary Storage (NTS) or Personally Procured Move (PPM) in www.move.mil. • Bring or e-mail a copy of your orders to the Personal Property Office, along with your DD1299 and DD1797. • If you haven’t heard from a counselor within three business days, contact the Personal Property Office by phone at 452-4654.
• Try to give the Personal Property Office at least two to three weeks to process your shipment. • If you have or will receive short fused orders, contact the Personal Property Office immediately. • Remember, even if you are only completing a Personally Procured Move (PPM), you must receive signed documents from this office before leaving the area. Refer to the “Quick Links” section of the website. You find a lot of useful information for planning your move, such as the “It’s Your Move Pamphlets.” For more information on how to register or complete a move online, contact the Personal Property Office by phone at 452-4654 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
A singer performs the â€œThe Star-Spangled Banner,â€? before the opening of a 2015 baseball game at the Blue Wahoos Stadium.
Story, photo from Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are gearing up for the 2016 regular season. The first game of the season at Blue Wahoos Stadium is scheduled for April 12 against the Jacksonville Suns. To celebrate five years of baseball, the team is looking for local talent to perform during games. A â€œWahoos Got Talentâ€? event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 27, at Blue Wahoos Stadium to give individuals and groups a chance to audition for the singing of the national anthem,â€? pregame performances,
the Flight Squad on-field promotions team and on-field emcee positions. You can reserve an audition spot by calling 934-8444. Here are the categories: â€˘ National anthem: Auditions will be performed on the field. â€˘ Pregame performances: Musical pregame performances happen outside of the stadium before games. Performers will be on the field during auditions. â€˘ Flight Squad auditions (on-field promo team): The team is looking for responsible high school students or young adults who are outgoing, love to perform in front of crowds and possess a skill (dance, theater,
juggling, twirling, gymnastics, tumbling, cheering, magic). â€˘ On-field emcee auditions: For adults who possess a personality for being in front of the crowd and can improvise while emceeing live onfield events, interviews and pump up moments. The Blue Wahoos led the Southern League in attendance in 2012 and second in attendance the past three seasons. Every season, the Blue Wahoos have passed 300,000 tickets and posted more than 25 sold out games a season. Blue Wahoos season tickets and mini plans are available at the stadium and by calling 9348444. For more information, go to www.bluewahoos.com.
At the movies FRIDAY
â€œKung Fu Panda 3â€? (3D), PG, 6 p.m.; â€œThe Finest Hoursâ€? (3D), PG-13, 8 p.m.; â€œRide Along 2,â€? PG-13, 5 p.m.; â€œDirty Grandpa,â€? R, 7:30 p.m.
â€œKung Fu Panda 3â€? (3D), PG, 11 a.m.; â€œLondon Has Fallen,â€? R, 5 p.m. (free admission); â€œNorm of the North,â€? PG,11:30 a.m.; â€œKung Fu Panda 3â€? (2D), PG, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; â€œThe Finest Hoursâ€? (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; â€œDirty Grandpa,â€? R, 8 p.m.
â€œKung Fu Panda 3â€? (3D), PG, noon; â€œThe Finest Hoursâ€? (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; â€œWhiskey Tango Foxtrot,â€? R, 5 p.m. (free admission); â€œDirty Grandpa,â€? R, 7:30 p.m.; â€œNorm of the North,â€? PG, 11:30 a.m.; â€œKung Fu Panda 3â€? (2D), PG, 1:30 p.m.; â€œRide Along 2,â€? PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; â€œThe Revenant,â€? R, 6 p.m.
â€œKung Fu Panda 3â€? (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; â€œ13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,â€? R, 7 p.m.; â€œThe 5th Wave,â€? PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; â€œJoy,â€? PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
â€œKung Fu Panda 3â€? (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; â€œThe Finest Hoursâ€? (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; â€œThe Forest,â€? PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; â€œDirty Grandpa,â€? R, 7:30 p.m.
â€œNorm of the North,â€? PG, 5 p.m.; â€œThe Revenant,â€? R, 6:50 p.m.; â€œRide Along 2,â€? PG13, 5:10 p.m.; â€œThe 5th Wave,â€? PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
â€œKung Fu Panda 3â€? (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; â€œ13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,â€? R, 7 p.m.; â€œThe Finest Hoursâ€? (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; â€œDirty Grandpa,â€? R, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
TheNASPMorale,WelfareandRecreation (MWR)departmenthasanumberofupcomingeventsandactivities.Formoreinformation, call452-3806,ext.3100,orgototheMWR websiteatwww.navymwrpensacola.com. â€˘ Lifeguard classes: Do you want to be a lifeguard? Certification courses are scheduled starting today and continuing through March 20. A pretest is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 4 or March 7. Cost is $15 for pretest, $160 for lifeguard course and $100 for recertification course. For more information, call 452-9429. â€˘ Yogafit certification: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 5 â€˘ Youth Sports and March 6 at spring soccer, baseRadford Fitness ball and T-ball: RegCenter. Get a Yo- istration open through gafit Level 1 certi- March 11 at NAS fication. Note: Youth Center, Bldg. This is not an 3690 (8 a.m. to 5:30 MWR program. p.m. Monday through Call, (888) 786- Friday). There is a $50 3111 for a military registration fee per discount. For child. Open to all demore information, pendents of activego to www.yoga duty, retired military, fit.com (click on DoD employees, conLearn in menu. tractors and reservists Look for Level 1 ages 4-14. Parents information under must complete training all training). form prior to registerâ€˘ A.C. Read ing (log onto www. Junior n a y s . o r g / p a r e n t s ) Spring Golf Program: Mandatory skills evalubeing ation Entries March 14. taken. The pro- Coaches and assisgram runs from tants needed also. For March 14 to May more information, call 6. Beginners and 452-3810 or 452-2417. experienced juniors encouraged to participate. Participation is limited to firstcome, first-served. A registration form can be found at www.navymwrpensacola.com. For more information, call 452-2454. â€˘ 2016 Spring First Tee Program: Free golf lessons available for military dependents ages 5-18. Limited spots available. Classes scheduled from March 15 to March 24. Register at youth center, Bldg. 3690. For more information, call 452-2417. â€˘ British Soccer camps: Have a child that may be interested? This is not an MWR program, but will take place at the Navy Youth Ball Field Complex 6-10 at the Navy Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Four age groups. For more information, go to http://www.challengersports.com or call 1( 800) 878-2167, ext 239. â€˘ Bushido Sports Judo Club: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For adults and children ages 5 to 17. $20 per month for adults and $15 per month for children. For information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146 or 457-1421 or 457-1421 (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Fleet and Family Support Center • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 7 and March 28. A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents are welcome. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. March 25. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • Healing the Angry Brain: Six weekly sessions begin 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. March 1. A neuropsychological approach to understanding anger. Pre-registration is
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs help delivering meals to homebound elderly throughout Escambia County. Flexible schedules. For information, go
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required; contact email@example.com or 452-5611. • Family Caregiver Seminar: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 9. Taking care of aging parents and children while on active duty presents a challenge. Find out how to navigate the challenge with the vast resources available to assist military families. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Tips to Building Self Esteem: 1 p.m. March 10 at FFSC. Low self-esteem can negatively affect every facet of your life, your relationships, your job and your health. Learn to improve your self-esteem. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Who Cares What’s on My Credit Report?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 2. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.
to www.coawfla.org. TheNASPCommunityOutreach office tracks volunteer hours.Reporthourstoreceive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_comm_ outreach@Navy.mil.
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Ethan Allen bedroom suite Vets, need to five piece for sell your VA fi- $700. 850-542nanced home 7655. now? For whatever the For Sale: Lazy reason, trans- Boy couch Alfer, divorce, most new. behind in pay- $200. 440-463ments? This 6431. Vet can help you out. Call Sealy Queen Dave at 844- plush bed plus fair-vet head board. Perfect, luxurirarely Articles for sale ous, used. $275. Rifle top qual- 850-492-6968. ity CZ/BRNO bolt action White Samsung sporting rifle washer/dryer walnut stock front load set trigger and (large capacity) fantastic accu- with drawer racy. 223 cal. pedestals, unShoot where used stackable you point. h a r d w a r e . $500. 497- Dryer recently 1167. serviced with new heating elSpeargun AB ement. Good Biller Teak- c o n d i t i o n . wood 48” good $400 OBO. tether and 850-484-8998. spearpoint. $200. Compare 2012 Keystone at $400 at other Hornet Platstores. 454- inum 28RLS 9486. travel trailer. $19000. 850Fishing: 8 open 944-1544. face medium to large spinning Shoes for sale: reels with rods. very pretty Great for trout, shades of mared fish and roon all new in s h e e p s h e a d . the box. 2” $40 for all. heels $75. Nat417-1694. uralizer sandals $40. Handbag Left handed 15” x 11” clubs and golf $100. 850-476balls. Good 5902. prices. 850Dog House, 542-7655. Medium size, Queen size Wood custom, mattress $80. very nice, $50. Phone 850- 478-9321. 453-2174 Water cooler Schwinn 150 sta- with Minitionary bike with fridge, Zero six different levels Water brand, of resistance. Has $50. 478-9321. heart monitor, your classified cooling fan and Put ad here and be other features. seen by over 25,000 potential Like new. $175. customers 850-492-7078. Announcements
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2003 White Ford Mustang Pony 6 cylinder. 2-door. $5000. 850665-4543.
Homes for rent
Beautiful/spacious 3/2 home in quiet subdivision. Conto venient NASP/NAS Hospital, minutes from Perd i d o beaches.$1300/ month. 850313-1165.
2008 Acura TL Type S Super Clean 5 seats NAV, AUZ, 1827, MPG V6 Prem Sound. $15K OBO. Vintage, solid, 850-418-2951. black head board. Beauti- ‘96 Ford Taurus ful wood work 4 door wagon. spindles and Good shape knobs. $150. and reliable Call 850-418- Asking $1450. 1031 0r 418- 251-981-2744. 2951. Leave message if no answer.
Officers Bridge coat, 38 short with lining, $50. Call Stewart, 380-2095
Motors Autos for sale
1987 Chevy Montecarlo SS Excellent condition. New carb and valve covers. Maintenance, oil changes kept up. 162,000 miles. $5,300. E m a i l : ray.rebel@yaho o.com. Call 850-944-7555.
BF Goodrich tires. RWL, 3/4 tread left. Came off full size Ford truck and each location identified. $160 firm. Call Stewart, 850380-2095. 20 Inch Chrome Rims Universal Fit. The tires and the rims have been well preserved. $900. 850-450-2718.
2006 HHR 151,000 miles, standard trans, blue, alum rims, asking $3800. 850- 14’ McKee 417-5103. Craft Boat, 60hp Yamaha, 2008 ACURA Trailer, Lots of TL TYPE S Fishing and NAV Sys, Prem Skiing Gear. sound with SW. Excellent conV6 109 K mi. dition. $7,950. C l e a n ! Must See. $15,000 OBO. garyvanw@ya 850-418-2951. hoo.com. 2010 MINT HD RK Classic 23,000 M, extra CHR, heritage bars, solo seat b-rest plus 2-up seat. Detach lugrack, bags, windshield. 6speed cruise $15000. 850206-1079.
Concession Trailer-2013, Excellent Condition. Used Very Little. 850-292-1775. Have something to sell? Call 433-1166 ext. 29
Apartment close to NAS. 1 br/1ba; beautiful natural wood, quiet, n e a r water. Washer/ dryer in apt. $700/month military only. Call Jerry 850-291- Herons Forest. 6630. 4bdrm, 3ba. 2600sqft. 3/2 1880sqft. Gated comm7535 nity with pool home. Long Meadow and tennis Ln. Tile floors, c o u r t s . new appliances. $ 1 , 7 0 0 / m o . 400 sqft. workContact Mike, shop w/electricmpvbeach@g ity. $1250/ mail.com. month $1250 dep. 1yr. lease. Milton by I10, NO smoking, 5,000 sqft. 5 HUD, large BR/4 BA, lg pets. 850-293kitchen, game 0425. room, study, 3 car garage. Completely f u r n i s h e d $1900 + dep. 1BR/1BA wa- 850-882-7770. terfront condo on Bayou Chico. Four miles to NAS main gate. 2 balconies face w a t e r . $750.00+deposit. No pets. 850-492-7078.
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