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Region Southeast changes command Story, photo by MC1(EXW/SW/AW) Stacy D. Laseter Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs

Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) held a change of command ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville Feb. 23. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Babette “Bette” Bolivar relieved

Rear Adm. Mary M. Jackson as the region’s comThe mander. time-honored ceremony marked an end to Jackson’s leadership of the command that she has headed since July 2014. CNRSE supports and guides 18 installations

Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar walks through the sideboy formation during the Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) change of command ceremony onboard NAS Jacksonville.

throughout the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean. Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, commander, Navy Installations Command, served as the guest speaker for the ceremony. He presented Jackson with the Legion of Merit for her performance of outstanding services and achievements. “From the front line of Chatanooga to being hand picked to lead, execute and host the first ever East Coast port visit by our Chinese counterparts, the People’s Liberation Army (Navy), to being a champion for renewable energy, the list of Mary’s accomplishments during her time at the Southeast family is truly extraordinary,” said Smith. Originally from Wimberley, Texas, Jackson entered the U.S. Naval See CNRSE on page 2

Navy leaps into Mobile for Navy Week, Mardi Gras ... The U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, perform a parachute demonstration Feb. 23 during Navy Week in Mobile, Ala. The Navy Week program serves as the Navy’s principal outreach effort in areas of the country without a significant Navy presence. Photo by MC1 Marcus L. Stanley

NATTC observes African-American History Month From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs

More than 300 service members and civilian employees gathered in Naval Air Technical Training Center’s (NATTC) Charles A. Taylor hangar Feb. 24 to celebrate African-American History Month onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). NATTC Commanding Officer Capt. Hugh Rankin provided the opening remarks for the event coordinated by the NATTC Diversity Council. The event featured presentations about noteworthy accomplishments of AfricanAmericans who have served in the United States military, along with a musical selection from the Pensacola State College Jazz Ensemble and readings from Pensacola African-American Heritage Society members. “As an educational institution, it’s important to recognize the importance education plays in every aspect of our lives,” said Rankin. “This year’s AfricanAmerican History Month theme is ‘The Crisis in Black Education.’ Seventy years ago, African-Americans could only serve the Navy as stewards, and I encourage everyone to remember how far we’ve come as an organization in training the best young men and women – re-

The African-American Heritage Society’s Ora Wills speaks during a Black History Month celebration at the NASP CPO Club Feb. 23. Photo by Mike O’Connor For more photos of the event, go to www. facebook. com/ gosportpensacola

gardless of ethnicity – for the right jobs as Sailors in our great Navy.” National African-American History Month, also known as

Black History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African-Americans in their struggle for freedom and a time for recognizing the central role

they have played in the history of the United States. NATTC Air Traffic Control School instructor AC2 Cierra Browne said her presentation highlighting numerous accomplishments of African-American military personnel spanning generations can help further solidify the equality minorities serving today enjoy. “ ‘Success Always Leaves Footprints’ is a quote from Booker T. Washington about the impact African-Americans have made; about how far we have come,” said Browne. “As instructors, we’re not only trying to ensure our students are learning the curriculum, but we also stress the importance of the Navy’s values and equality is one of the most important lessons we all need to learn.” Since 1976, every U.S. presi-

dent has officially designated the month of February as National African-American/Black History Month. This month had its origins in 1915 when historian and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. This organization is now known as the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH). Through this organization, Woodson initiated the first Negro History Week in February 1926. Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Command Climate Specialist and Military Equal Opportunity Advisor, CSCM Dwayne D. Beebe-Franqui, said the NATTC Diversity Council has a track record of See AAHM on page 2

GCE names Tommy Huynh ‘Employee of the Year’ tract sites locally and in 12 states and the District of Columbia providing jobs to people with disabilities. Huynh is among 236 people with disabilities who work aboard NAS Pensacola on a food services contract. He works in the scullery (dish room) where much of the production is made possible by people with disabilities. They are part of a team that serves approximately 9,000 meals to Tommy Huynh

From Global Connections to Employment

Global Connections to Employment (GCE) honored Tan “Tommy” Huynh as its Employee of the Year during a banquet held at The Pensacola Beach Hilton Feb. 23. Huyhn was selected from a pool of approximately 1,800 employees. The GCE corporate offices are located in Pensacola, and the agency manages work con-

service members and military personnel each day. Huynh came to the NAS Pensacola in 2015, but the path to employment wasn’t easy. When he was 8 years old, Huynh witnessed a horrific crime that resulted in the death of his mother, brother and a sister. Years later, he was involved in a near-death motorcycle accident that left him with a disability. Following a long recovery, Huynh was hired by GCE. Since then, he has emerged with an unshakable spirit. Read his story at GCE.org – successes.

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Bolivar signs ‘Military Saves Week’ proclamation Story, photo by Twilla Smith Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs Specialist

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar signed a proclamation in support of Military Saves Week at Navy Region Southeast (NRSE) headquarters onboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville Feb. 27. Military Saves Week, which was scheduled for Feb. 27 through March 4, is intended to encourage service members to make responsible financial decisions to build wealth and reduce debt. The proclamation officially recognizes the week and calls on all service members throughout Navy Region Southeast to take action to improve their individual and household financial situations. According to Bolivar, financial strains can affect anyone personally or professionally. Military Saves Week is recognized annually to provide Sailors and families with ways to stay financially sound. Bolivar has challenged the Sailors in her region to set a debt reduction goal. “It’s about creating a culture of saving,” Bolivar said. “We want

Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar signs a proclamation recognizing Military Saves Week in front of members of the Navy Region Southeast Family Readiness Program and headquarters staff. Military Saves Week runs from Feb. 27 through March 4 and is intended to encourage service members to build wealth and reduce debt. Photo by Twilla Smith

to inform Sailors and their families of the many ways to stretch and grow their money, including putting aside a percentage of the family’s income for big changes like the birth of a child, college, and even retirement. Military Saves Week offers tools and information, whether it’s for small things like buying a new laptop or computer, or saving for high end items like a car or home. It’s an attitude and a lifestyle, and it’s important to encourage our Sailors and their families to start saving for their future now.” Navy Region Southeast has

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17 personal financial managers (PFMs) within its 15 Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSCs) that have educational classes and one-on-one financial planning and counseling. Their primary focus is helping with buying large ticket items, investing and saving, such as with Thrift Savings Plan. “The PFM program aids retention in a major way,” said Carol Lucius, NRSE Family Readiness Program work and family life coordinator. “The most significant issues addressed by PFMs doing one-on-one

counseling is helping Sailors retain their security clearances, and assisting them with letters of indebtedness.” Lucius also shared some of the changes that have occurred within the Military Saves Week campaign. “The program used to be specific to the branch of service, but now it covers all military services through the office of the Secretary of Defense. Additionally, the PFM program covers prevention, diagnostic and counseling areas of financial stability, where saving and investing is a major part of financial stability.”

Lucius shared a link that PFMs use to help Sailors and their families understand how to decrease credit card debt: http://www.greenpath.com/resources-tools/credit-card-debtcalculator. “Take a look at this link,” said Lucius. “If someone is over their head in credit card debt, this agency can assist. Put the amount of credit card debt into the calculator and hit submit. It shows you how much you’d pay total if you kept on paying the cards as is, and how long it would take. Then it shows how much less you’d pay and how much less time it would take to pay it off it by paying more than just the minimum.” The Department of Defense and the DoD’s Financial Readiness Campaign have been working together since 2003 to promote Military Saves Week. Service members or dependents that would like more information about resources and services offered through Military Saves, or organizations who would like to find out how they can support the program, should contact their local FFSC. In addition, more information is available at http://www.militarysaves.org.

Blue Angels to return; add show to schedule

Academy in July 1984, earning a bachelor of science degree in physics with an emphasis in oceanography. She later went on to earn a graduate degree from George Washington University in engineering management and became qualified as a joint specialty officer. Jackson reported to CNRSE from her previous assignment as chief of staff to Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Va. She will be going on to head Commander, Naval Installations Command, relieving Dixon. She thanked the installations, the community, and the Navy Region Southeast staff. “To the staff: keep doing what you do,” Jackson said. “Challenge us to be better. Continue to be awesome shipmates to each other. Varsity-level team, that’s what you are. You know how to maximize each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and we all have weaknesses, but it’s what we are together. I’ll miss you and I’m very proud of you.” Bolivar addressed the CNRSE team for the first time as the region’s 40th commander. “I am truly honored and humbled to take the helm and I will do my absolute best to maintain the high standards of excellence that Adm. Jackson has set for this region,” Bolivar said before congratulating Jackson on a job well done. Bolivar is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where she received a bachelor of science degree in oceanography. She holds a master of science in management from Troy State University. Her previous assignments include Commander, Navy Region Northwest and, most recently, Commander, Joint Region Marianas.

From Blue Angels Public Affairs

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, added a performance at the 2017 New York Air Show at Stewart International Airport Feb. 28. The air show will take place July 1 and 2, which was previously an open date on the Blue Angels schedule. The team is now scheduled to perform 64 demonstrations at 34 locations in 2017. The City of Pensacola and the Blue Angels Association are planning are encouraging Pensacola

residents to line the streets and shores to wave to the the Blue Angels pilots March 20 when the team is scheduled to return to Naval Air Station Pensacola from winter training exercises in California. The planes will fly over Pensacola Beach and Palafox Street. The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly practice demonstrations at NAS Pensacola most Tuesdays and Wednesdays from March to November. The first practices are scheduled for March 28 and 29. The Blue Angel pilots also are

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success in ensuring the numerous diversity months are highlighted annually. “We have thousands of students pass through our doors every year, many of them away from home for the first time and possibly coming from environments where exposure to different cultures and lifestyles was limited,” said Beebe-Franqui. “The NATTC Diversity Council does an excellent job in celebrating the different cultures which all make our Navy and country what it is today.”

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scheduled to meet with fans at the National Naval Aviation Museum after some practices. The first autograph session is scheduled for March 29. Practices typically begin at 11:30 a.m. and last about 55 minutes. Admission to the practice is free and open to the public. For more information about the 2017 practice sessions, go to http://www. naval aviation museum. org/attractions/blue-angels. For more information about the Blue Angels, visit www.blue angels. navy.mil.

For more than 70 years, the NATTC has been providing training and increasing readiness within the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE). The facility graduates approximately 24,700 Navy, Marine Corps, and international students annually, and is the largest training facility in the Navy post Recruit 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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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 (March 3 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). The Feb. 24 winner was Navy Lt. Elliot Ratajack; the photo was of memorabilia in the National Naval Aviation Museum’s Cubi Bar and Restaurant.

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Collins found a place for Navy women who followed her Commentary by Emily Martin Photo researcher for U.S. Naval Institute

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eing the first in anything, especially the first woman, brings with it its own set of problems along with the prestige eventually given by history. Capt. Winfred Quick Collins was not only one of the first WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II; she also was one of the first women commissioned in the regular Navy. Her primary duty during her service was finding a place for herself and the women who followed. Above all, she worked to get women accepted. She retired in 1962 as assistant chief of naval personnel for women after 20 years of service. Below are only a few of my favorite quotes from Collins’ oral history conducted in 1986 by Paul Stillwell and published in 2013 by the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI). While Collins is one of only a few women interviewed by USNI for our oral history program, I hope many more will be

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••• “I don’t know why I was so motivated towards college. It never occurred to me I wouldn’t go. It’s tough for a young man to earn his way (during the Great Depression), but it was even more difficult for a woman. But there was never any doubt in my mind at all. I never questioned my decision.” ••• “When the war was coming on, President Ada Comstock (of Radcliffe College) joined the Secretary of the Navy’s Advisory Board for Women in the Navy. Because I had been to Radcliffe, she called me from her office in 1941 and told me that something very exciting was going to happen in the Navy. She said, ‘I know it’ll just suit you perfectly. Will you go and

Capt. Winifred Quick Collins (center) and Cmdr. Irene Wolensky meet with President John F. Kennedy at the White House. Photo from John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

have an interview?’ I said, ‘Do they have to wear uniforms?’ She said, ‘Oh, I don’t know that detail,’ which was definitely a con job.” ••• “And my experience taught me that the commanding officers would be very resistant, and then they would be told they’d have so many (women). Then, once they had WAVES in their commands, they became knowledgeable about them and got know them as human beings. Then they wanted more.”

••• “I’ve worked with a tremendous number of wonderful Navy men, and I also worked with a lot who were very opposed in every possible way. And I was a focal point in each of those, yes. So you learn diplomacy fast.” ••• “I tried to visit every command where women were to find out how they felt about everything that was going in their command. I found some where the commanding officers were impossible. I almost took them away from the

naval hospital at Bethesda. I threatened them ... I never will forget talking to the commanding officer. I said, ‘Unless you improve conditions, you’re just not going to get any hospital corps.’ He said, ‘We couldn’t do without them.’ I said, ‘You can, because you’re treating them like slaves.’ ... I just couldn’t believe treatment of humans, particularly medical person. You’d think they have some empathy towards a human being more than just a regular officer might.” ••• “I went away with a good reputation for women in the Navy, which was one of my goals, definitely, and good morale for them. I wanted them to feel proud of what they were doing and the men to feel proud of them. And I think I achieved that. It’s ongoing forever, of course, but it certainly was different from when I took over.” To learn more about Collins, read her autobiography, “More Than and Uniform: A Navy Woman in a Navy’s Man’s World.” For more information about the book, go to https://untpress. unt.edu/catalog/3007.

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NavAdmin soliciting Sailors for RDC duty By Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs

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REAT LAKES (NNS) – The Navy is recruiting Sailors to become recruit division commanders (RDCs) at Recruit Training Command (RTC), the Navy’s only boot camp, and Officer Training Command (OTC), as announced in the NavAdmin 042/17 message, released Feb. 23. Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. R.P. Burke, in the message, calls on Navy leadership to canvass their top-quality enlisted personnel and encourage them to consider RDC as their next shore duty choice. The job of an RDC is not easy shore duty. The hours are long, the work is physically challenging, and strong character and personal integrity are required throughout the RDC’s work day. However, the personal reward of training and preparing Sailors for the fleet is unmatched. Burke added in the NavAdmin message, “a strong and resilient Navy is built on the leadership put in place to develop our force. The Navy’s accessions training at Officer

Training Command Newport and Recruit Training Command are our starting points for turning civilians into Sailors by instilling the Navy’s core values. The leaders that provide this initial training are the recruit division commanders.” Training to be an RDC begins at RDC “C” school. Candidates must have passed the most recent physical fitness assessment, including the run. No optional cardiorespiratory event may be substituted. RDCs at OTC are E-7 and above, and RDCs at RTC are E-5 and above. Serving as an RDC results not only in growth as a leader, increased career advancement opportunities, and a feeling of self-fulfillment, but it also in-

BMC Ludwik Dyrkacz, a recruit division commander, ensures the proper fit of Seaman Recruit Madeleine Bohnert’s white enlisted hat, or “Dixie cup,” during uniform issue at Recruit Training Command. Bohnert was among the first female recruits to be issued the Dixie cup as part of the Navy’s efforts for uniformity in service members’ uniforms. Photo by Sue Krawczyk

cludes the following benefits: • $450 per month special duty assignment pay. • Additional annual clothing allowance of $220. • Opportunity to earn a master training specialist qualification. • In line with the American

Council on Education evaluation, RDCs may earn up to 15 college credits (both upper and lower credits) towards a bachelor’s degree, and choice of follow-on coast assignment. The RDC duty at OTC and RTC each has its own unique challenges. However, with the

U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group 1 conducts South China Sea patrol From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) -- Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, including Nimitzclass aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, began routine operations in the South China Sea Feb. 18. Prior to their operations in the South China Sea, ships and aircraft from within the strike group conducted training off the islands of Hawaii and Guam to maintain and improve their readiness and develop cohesion as a strike group. The strike group recently enjoyed a port visit to Guam and after departing the Marianas, conducted operations in the Philippine Sea. “The training completed over the past few weeks has really brought the team together and improved our effectiveness and readiness as a strike group,” said Rear Adm. James Kilby, commander, CSG 1. “We are looking forward to demonstrating those capabilities while building upon existing strong relationships with our allies, partners and friends in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.” Vinson last deployed to the Western-Pacific in 2015 and conducted a bilateral ex-

Official U.S. Navy file photo of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). U.S. Navy photo

ercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy and Royal Malaysian Air Force in the South China Sea. Vinson first operated in the South China Sea in 1983 and in total, has operated there during 16 previous deployments over its 35 year history. While deployed, the Carl Vinson CSG will remain under U.S. 3rd Fleet command and control, including beyond the international dateline, which previously divided operational areas of responsibility for 3rd and 7th fleets. Third Fleet operating forward offers additional options to the Pacific Fleet commander by leveraging the capabilities of 3rd and 7th fleets. This operational concept allows both numbered fleets to complement one another and provide the foundation of stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

CVW-2 includes the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, the “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78, the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2, the “Blue Blasters” of VFA-34, the “Kestrels” of VFA-137, the “Golden Dragons” of VFA-192, the “Black Eagles” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, the “Gauntlets” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 and the “Providers” of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) 30. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/ usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Commander, Carrier Strike Group 1, visit www. navy. mil/ local/csg1/.

significant numbers of RDCs needed at RTC, PERS-4 has instituted an additional sea duty credit incentive for RDCs reporting to RTC on/after Oct. 1, 2016, and who complete a 36month RDC tour. According to NavAdmin 042/17, interested Sailors must submit an Enlisted Personnel Action Request (NavPers 1306/7) requesting duty as an RDC to the appropriate rating detailer. Reference (a) contains all screening requirements and instructions for waiver submissions. All commanding officers with interested Sailors must ensure packages for prospective RDC candidates are screened thoroughly. Additional information can be found on the NPC website at http://www. public.navy.mil/ bupers-npc/ enlisted/ detailing/ shore special programs/ pages/default2.aspx. Screening packages must be sent via e-mail to michael.d.campbell3@navy.mi, by fax to (901)874-2646/DSN 882, or by mail to: Commander, Navy Personnel Command, PERS 4010, 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 380554000. For more news on the Navy’s only boot camp, visit http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil. For more information on OTC and OCS, visit http://www. ocs. navy. mil/. For more news from Naval Service Training Command, visit http:// www. navy. mil/ local/ greatlakes/, http:// www. netc. navy. mil/ nstc/ or http:/ www. facebook. com/ NavalServiceTraining.


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Navy announces creation of new personnel web portal From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

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ASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy announced Friday that it is beginning a beta test of a new web portal designed to aggregate several personnel, training and education websites into one location. Today, the content and applications Sailors need to access their personnel information is spread across multiple websites. Over time, that capability will be integrated into My Navy Portal. My Navy Portal is intended to become the central on-line location for Sailors to access all of their personnel information. Additional capabilities and functions will be added in phases before becoming fully operational. “Sailors have been asking for a platform that allows them to access their personnel information in one location,” said Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Robert Burke. “While there is still much work to be done on My Navy Portal, this is the first step in providing a consolidated one-stop shop for Sailors’ personnel information. Our Sailors deserve a modern personnel system and we are committed to giving it to them.” The initial release of My Navy Portal will allow Sailors to access their Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS) data and Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). Additionally, Sailors will be able

to view Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) content, the Navy Advancement Center, Navy Schools and Learning Centers, Personnel Qualification Standards, and General Military Training. My Navy Portal will also provide links to Career Management System-Interactive Detailing, Sailors’ Electronic Training jackets, their Joint Services Transcript, Navy eLearning, Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL), Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (Electronic Service Record and eLeave), Pay/Personnel Standard Operating Procedures, U.S. Navy Awards (NDAWS), and more. The beta release of My Navy Portal will serve as a field test for

My Navy Portal is a single self-service portal that consolidates personnel training and education websites into one location for Sailors to access their information. The portal is intended to become the central online location for Sailors to access all of their personnel information. Graphic by MC2 Lorenzo John Burleson

to develop a solution that will be more responsive in shipboard environments. Those individuals identified as beta testers will be notified by e-mail. Sailors should see continued improvement with each software update to My Navy

One-stop info shop My Navy Portal:

Go to http://my.navy.mil how to improve its functionality and capability. There are currently known challenges for platforms with limited, low, or intermittent bandwidth/connectivity, and the Navy is working

Portal, expected quarterly. Upon completion of the beta test, My Navy Portal will be launched fleet- wide and be available to Sailors as the central on-line location for their personnel infor-

mation. Sailors can access My Navy Portal’s public homepage by viewing https:// my. navy. mil. From there, individuals can securely log into the website and view their personnel information using their CAC. Sailors experiencing difficulty logging on should email the My Navy Portal help desk at MNP_Helpdesk @navy.mil for assistance. Additionally, with the launch of MNP, Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) has been tentatively scheduled for retirement after the Spring Navy Wide Advancement Exam Cycle is complete. The NKO data will be incorporated into MNP. The Navy is seeking Sailors’

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feedback and recommendations on how to improve the portal, especially during the beta test. Fleet users who are not designated beta testers are strongly encouraged to provide comments and recommendations for the improvement of the portal’s capability using the site’s feedback option located at the bottom right of every My Navy Portal page. More information about the portal can be found on the My Navy Portal Help tab, and on the Navy Personnel Command Career Toolbox website at: http://www. public. navy.mil/ bupers-npc/ career/ toolbox/ Pages/ My-Navy-Portal.aspx. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.

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‘Amazing Race’ across the base at the annual travel show By Jamie Link NASWF Public Affairs

The 2017 annual Amazing World of Travel and Recreation Travel Show, hosted by Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), was held recently. The fifth annual travel expo also included for the first time an Amazing Race competition. Five, two-person teams contended in an exciting, fast-paced and competitive race consisting of six challenging stations. The competitors raced on foot to each station, with different surprise tasks that challenged their physical and mental capabilities. Challenge stations included the bowling center, Tower Café, Liberty Center, Wiggly Field, the football field, and the fitness center. The tasks each member of the teams had to complete were bowling a strike, punting a football through the goal posts after running a cone relay race, completing a Sudoku puzzle, decoding a cryptogram, calisthenics, and paintball target shooting.

Each team carried a card with clues to the task locations, which also needed to be deciphered. The first place-winning team was Marine Master Sgt. Vincent Hernandez, and Marine Staff Sgt. Andrew Appleby. Earning second place were ACCS Brian Kerns and Mitch Woods, Naval Branch Health Clinic. The Amazing Race contestants that placed in the top two, earned exciting travel prizes donated by some of the many recreation vendors attending the expo. More than 300 attendees were treated to displays from a large variety of travel and recreation destinations from across the Southeast. The travel show was held in the Atrium, with support from Community Recreation, Tickets and Travel, and MWR. More than 40 vendors distributed information, brochures and promotional items, including space ice cream, colorchanging cups, stuffed animals, sunglasses and more. “This has been the busiest first 90 minutes that I have seen at any of

Kennedy Space Center’s booth in the atrium onboard NAS Whiting Field during the annual travel show dispensed information on upcoming events and ongoing programs along with free space ice cream samples. The vendors had more than 300 people attend the event Feb. 24. Photo by Jamie Link

these events I’ve attended in the last week,” Randy Gerber, global military sales director for Disney Parks, said. Travel show visitors were given a “passport” which they could have stamped at each vendor display. Once passports

were completed, visitors could turn them in as an entry for a chance to win one of the numerous, travel-related door prizes. The winners were announced live during the event. “I liked getting my passport stamped. It was

Military saves onboard NASWF ... NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau signs a 2017 Military Saves Week proclamation with NASWF Fleet and Family Support Center staff during the NASWF department head meeting Feb. 28. NAS Whiting Field is supporting the 2017 Military Saves Campaign with various financial education information tables on display at several locations on the installation. Base personnel are encouraged this week to also visit the MilitarySaves website or the Fleet and Family Support Center to sign the “Saver’s Pledge” that emphasizes making a commitment to begin a journey toward financial freedom. The campaign will run through March 4. Photo by Jamie Link

kind of a fun way to learn about all of the vendors here, and I’m hoping I win something,” event visitor Christine Johnson said. Vendors at the event included Gatorland, Busch Gardens, La Quinta Inns and Suites, Wild Adventures theme park, Resort Quest, National Naval Aviation Museum, Disney, Seralago Hotel and Suites, Discover DeKalb, Shades of Green, Best Western, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium, Kennedy Space Center, Panama City Beach Convention Visitors Bureau, SMART Destinations, Grand Old Opry Entertainment Group, Blue Wahoos, Buena Vista Suites, Helendorf, Legoland Florida Resort and Visit Mobile. “We’re here to promote our family-oriented beach and to spread the word of our Spring Jam that is happening April 28-29th at Panama City Beach,”

Anne Williams, sales coordinator for Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, said. The event is the Information Tickets and Travel (ITT) Office’s marquee event for the year, and the show exceeded their expectations. “It is a great way to learn about travel, vacation and local recreation programs in the area and save money,” Tom Kubalewski, MWR director for NAS Whiting Field, said. “We couldn’t be prouder of the support we, at NAS Whiting Field receive each year from both our national and local vendors. Many of the representatives travel long distances just to be a part of our show and provide not only information but the outstanding door prizes that are provided throughout the day,” he said.

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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.

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at PSC Pensacola State College (PSC) is presenting the Pulitzer Prize winning drama, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” March 3-5 at the Ashmore Auditorium, Bldg. 8, on the Pensacola campus. Show times are 7:30 p.m. March 3-4 and 2:30 p.m. March 5. Set in the New Orleans French Quarter soon after World War II, the Tennessee Williams drama deals with financial ruin, lost love and human frailties. Ticket are $11 reserved admission; $9 for seniors 60 and older, children and non-PSC students; and $7 for staff/faculty/retirees, alumni association and seniors club members; and free for PSC students. Purchase tickets online at www.pensacolastate. edu/lyceum or at the Lyceum Box Office, Bldg. 8, Room 861. Tickets are also available at the door one hour before performance. For reservations or more information, call 484-1847.

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.

Antarctic explorers scheduled to meet

Members of the Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet at noon tomorrow, March 4, at Rico Mexican restaurant, 830 North Navy Blvd. Social time will take place from11 a.m. to noon. No guest speaker is scheduled. All members, family, or interested parties who have been to Antarctica or who may have an interest in Antarctica are welcome. For more information, call 456-3556.

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 trentdhathaway@gmail.com.

Problem-solving training offered

“Moving Forward,” problem-solving training to help achieve life’s goals, is being offered 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 7 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The educational life coaching program teaches practical problem-solving skills to help you set reasonable life goals, be creative in coming up with good solutions, make better decisions, and know what steps to take when things are not going well. It can also help you overcome low motivation, negative moods and negative attitudes. The training session will take place at the NAS Pensacola Chapel’s J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. Active-duty military, reservists, veterans, retirees and civilian employees are eligible to attend. Register now, space is limited. Deadline to register is Feb. 28. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or by e-mail at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

ROWWA members to meet March 9 The Retired Officers’ Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will meet at 11 a.m. March 9 at Bonefish Grill, 5025 North 12th Ave. Members should bring canned goods or a personal check made out to MANNA for yearly donation. Luncheon cost is $20. To make reservations, contact Mary Chase at 995-4466. For membership information, contact Molly Werner at 929-9756.

RV group plans to meet for lunch

The Special Military Active Recreational Travelers (SMART), White Sands Chapter, is planning a chow call and meeting for 11 a.m. March 8 at Chow

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Yacht racing season begins The Navy Yacht Club will kick off the first race in the 2017 Commodore’s Cup series tomorrow, March 4. Registration and a social gathering 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 nonmembers. 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 toward 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 e-mail at jimparsons@bellsouth.net. Tyme Grill & Buffet, 6841 North Ninth Ave. Veterans, their spouses (and veteran snowbirds) are invited to attend as guests, but they must pay for their own food and refreshments. If you plan to attend, call Joan Scheet at 995-1403 to insure available seating You can contact the local chapter by mail at SMART, 600 University Office Blvd., Suite 1A, Pensacola, FL 32504. For more information or a membership application, go to www.smartrving. org or call 1 (800) 354-7681.

• Head Hunter Hair Styling, 205 South Baylen St. • 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.

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 dandme@penair.org 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.

Relationship training program available Veterans coalition plans symposium The NAS Pensacola chaplain’s office is offering the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 8.0 training designed to teach couples communication skills and ground rules for handling conflict; it also promotes intimacy. Training sessions are scheduled for 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 and May 5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, at NAS Pensacola. Another session is scheduled for April 7 at NAS Whiting Field. The sessions are open to any active duty member and spouse or fiancée. Civilian DoD employees and retired military are also welcome. For more information, call 452-2093, or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Workshop teaches suicide prevention

A SafeTALK workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon March 16 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources. The workshops feature videos that illustrate responses. Participants will be better able to: • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid talking about suicide. • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide and talk to them about suicide. • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe) to connect to a suicidal person to a first aid intervention caregiver. For more information or to register, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

CREDO resiliency workshop offered

A Personal Resiliency Workshop is being offered 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The workshop will help foster your personal holistic growth including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects. The workshop will take place at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. Active-duty service members (including reservists in active status) and their spouses are eligible to attend. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or by e-mail at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

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 St.

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.

Flight Academy offering spring cruises The National Flight Academy, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, has announced spring break three-day cruise programs. Registration is open for fifth-grade through 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 carissa.bergosh@navy.mil.

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.

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 languagetesting@navy.mil.

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(NAPS) – Warmer weather means more time spent outside. When your outdoor activity includes improvement projects around the home, you need to be aware of some electrical hazards that may occur. To help, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) would like to share these tips. • Spring showers may increase your risk of electrical shock due to sudden rain or standing water. Do not use an electrical tool that is wet or close to water. • To further reduce your risk, install ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) in your outdoor outlets and in the garage to help prevent electrocutions and electrical shock injuries. You can also purchase portable outdoor GFCIs for temporary use. • Check the product label or manual and use only electrical products, such as extension cords, that were intended for outdoor use.

you weeds? (NAPS) – Spring is on its way, and soon, home and business owners will be cleaning and preparing lawn and garden equipment. “Many are so eager to pull out lawn and garden equipment once spring arrives that they sometimes forget basic steps to ensure the powerhouse of the equipment – the engine – is in good working order,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. “One challenge is that most fuel contains some level of ethanol, which contains corrosive alcohol. If you left that fuel in the tank over the winter months, you don’t want to use it in the spring. It may damage your equipment. You need to drain it and put in new fuel that is E10 or lower,” advises Kiser. Whether it’s a mower, trimmer, blower, chain saw or pruner, here are some tips to help users avoid

fuel-related problems and ready their equipment to operate safely. • Check the fuel tank. If fuel has been sitting all winter long in the fuel tank, do not use it in the spring.

Drain it responsibly and put in fresh fuel. Remember to dispose of this fuel properly. • Use only E10 or lower fuel in your outdoor power equipment.

Don’t be fuelish – Use only E10 or lower fuel in any lawn and garden equipment. “Boat gas” or ethanol-free gasoline is usually an even better choice.

Do not use gas with more than 10 percent ethanol (E10) in outdoor power equipment. • Don’t leave fuel sitting in the tank for more than 30 days. Untreated gasoline (without a fuel stabilizer) left in the system will deteriorate, which may cause starting or running problems and, in some cases, damage to the fuel system. • Inspect your equipment. Check for loose belts and missing or damaged parts. If you find anything concerning, replace the parts or take your equipment to a qualified service representative. • Drain out the old oil and put in fresh oil. Remove the oil drain plug in your lawn mower and catch the old oil in a container. Replace the plug and refill the engine with oil recommended by the product manufacturer. Properly dispose of the oil you drained.

• Install clean air filters. Your engine and equipment will run much better with clean filters. Paper filters need to be replaced. Some foam filters can be cleaned and replaced. • Sharpen your cutting blade. Have your lawn mower’s cutting blade sharpened so you can get a clean cut on your lawn. Your lawn will be healthier and your lawn mower will operate more efficiently. • Clean your equipment. If you did not clean your equipment before storing it, there may be dirt, oil or grass stuck to it. Give your equipment a good spring-cleaning. A cleaner machine will run more efficiently and last longer. • Review your manual. Now is a good time to read the operator’s manual and refamiliarize yourself with the controls and what they do. Make sure you know how to stop the machine quickly if needed.

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reproductive stage, they will soon be completing their life cycles and dying. Spraying them at this time with a weed killer (herbicide) to try to control them is of little value. However, if something is not done to remove the weed seeds being produced by these winter annuals, expect a bigger weed patch next year. Remember the old saying, “One year’s weed, seven years’ seed.” One guaranteed way of getting rid of the weed seeds is hand removal. When you have a small number of weeds, physical removal is your best option. Just remember not to shake the plant to

remove the dirt; you’ll likely be shaking off some weed seeds also. Mowing the lawn and collecting your clippings will also remove some of the seedhead canopy. If you can do this prior to the seeds maturing, it will help reduce next fall’s seed source. There are a few perennial winter weeds that you may want to control now such as wild garlic, dandelions, clover and plantains. Several postemergence herbicides can be used to spot treat these perennials. As always, be sure to thoroughly read and follow label directions when applying any chemical in the landscape.

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NETC recognizes outstanding civilian performance By Enid Wilson Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

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ommander Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) recognized the 2016 fourth quarter Junior and Senior Civilians of the Quarter (CoQs) at an award ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Feb. 14. NETC commander, Rear Adm. Mike White, praised the headquarters’ staff for their consistent effort implementing the Navy’s training mission and presented the awardees with a certificate and NETC plaque. “Today we recognize the outstanding civilian performers who excel each day providing the

Navy training domain with leadership and support,” White said. Lacey Rose, an accountant in the NETC Resources, Requirements and Assessment (N8) division was selected as the Senior CoQ. Rose was cited for her success in transferring the accounting workload from the Standard Ac-

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count and Report System (STARS) to the Standard Accounting, Budgeting and Reporting System (SABRS). She also addressed problems with disbursement inflow by organizing a system-wide cleanup. “Not only does she work very hard at her job, she is always willing to jump in wherever needed,” said Nancy D’Arcy,

operational accounting section head. As the welfare and recreation (W&R) chairperson for the last several years, Rose is well known for her talent planning and executing recreational events. “I enjoy the people I work with and I take pleasure being on the W&R committee because it On any day in the Navy ... ADAN Robert Vilie installs the main fuel control on an F404GE-400 training aid during the Naval Air Technical Training Center’s (NATTC) mechanical department jet strand course. The five-week course is one of several NATTC classes providing training and increasing readiness within the Naval Aviation Enterprise. Photo by Bruce Cummins

allows me to interact with other codes and learn about different aspects of the command,” Rose said. Information Technology (IT) Specialist Ashley Bouzios from NETC Contract Management and Procurement (N6) division at Saufley Field was named the Junior CoQ. Brian Padilla, contract management and procurement supervisor, said Bouzios is heavily relied on for her limitless resourcefulness. “Ms. Bouzios spearheaded contract management and administration initiatives that improved information technology support for the domain, such that her work was praised by other commands,” said Padilla. Bouzios was cited for conducting a thorough IT analysis of business area task orders that enabled 43 independent IT support requirements to be consolidated into only five. Her efforts resulted in reduced processing time and cost savings by advancing enterprise service delivery through alignment of IT services provided by more than 450 NETC contractors. Bouzios was honored to be recognized for the work she does. “I enjoy feeling as though our collective efforts make a difference to the Sailor,” said Bouzios. For more information on Naval Education and Training Command visit www. netc. navy.mil/, or https:// www. facebook. com/ netcpao.

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ith St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, just around the corner, Pensacola State College (PSC) is celebrating a little early with a presentation by native Irish storyteller Tomaseen Foley scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 10 at PSC Ashmore Auditorium on the Pensacola campus. Along with Celtic musicians, singers and dancers, Foley revisits the memories of traditional Irish gatherings at weddings, wakes and solstice celebrations. Using instruments such as uilleann pipes, fiddles, tin whistles and flutes, the professional troupe that performs with Foley offers an evening of music, ballads, foot-stomping dances and, of course, stories. Called the Garrison Keillor of Ire-

land, Foley grew up on a small farm in the remote parish of Teampall an Ghleanntáin in the West of Ireland in the 1950s. “Irish culture springs up from the ordinary people – farmers, fishermen, blacksmiths, spinners and weavers – and it expresses the vitality, the joy and the resiliency that is the bedrock of their lives,” Foley said. “I witnessed and was part of much of the joy and innocence and great good humor I

try to bring to my shows.” Foley tours the U.S. with several productions that bring Ireland’s cultural heritage to life. He has released two CDs: “A Celtic Christmas: Parcel From America,” and a live recording, “The Priest and the Acrobat.” Tickets are $11, general admission; $9, seniors, non-PSC students and children; $7, PSC Alumni Association, PSC Seniors Club, PSC faculty and staff; and free for PSC students. You can purchase tickets online at www.pensacolastate.edu/lyceum or in person from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Lyceum Box Office, Bldg. 8, Rm. 861. Tickets also will be available at the door one hour before the performance. For reservations or more information, call the Lyceum Box Office at 484-1847.

Native Irish storyteller Tomassen Foley is scheduled to perform March 10 at Pensacola State College.

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com.

Costumed sword fighters will featured as part of the entertainment at the Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds.

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You are invited to eat, drink and be merry at the annual Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 4, and March 5 at Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway. The event celebrates the history and heritage of medieval Europe, as well as the 16thcentury Gulf Coast, with performances from fully costumed jousting knights, falconers, pirates and royalty. Guests are encouraged to come in costume and step back in time and experience what life was like in a medieval village. Entertainment will include

performances by magical wizards, jesters, jugglers, musicians, fire breathers, renaissance dancers and sword fighters. Strolling re-enactors will offer a bit of knowledge about the characters they portray or the historical relevance of their costume or character. Others will share stories, fairy tales and myths. Other attractions will include thrill rides, games of skill, arts and crafts and merchants of all kinds. Food vendors will be serving a cornucopia of delights including giant turkey legs, delicacies from the orient, cuisine of the Greek Islands, down home barbecue, wood oven pizza, desserts and exotic

drinks. One of the highlights of the festival will be jousting matches featuring knights from the History Channel’s reality TV show, “Full Metal Jousting.” Jousting is a martial contest between two horsemen using jousting sticks, often as part of a tournament. The primary aim is to strike the opponent with the jousting stick while riding towards him at high speed, if possible breaking the lance on the opponent’s shield or jousting armor, or unhorsing him. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Admission is free for children ages 4 and younger. For more information, go to www.gcrf.us.

At the movies FRIDAY

“A Dog’s Purpose,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Split,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Space Between Us,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Rings,” PG-13, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Monster Trucks” (2D) PG, 11:30 a.m.; “A Dog’s Purpose,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “KONG: Skull Island,” PG-13, 5 p.m. (free admission); “Rings,” PG-13, noon; “Patriots Day,” R, 2:30 p.m.; “Split,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (2D), R, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Monster Trucks” (2D) PG, noon; “A Dog’s Purpose,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Split,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (2D), R, 7:30 p.m.; “The Space Between Us,” PG13, 12:30 p.m.; “Rings,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Split,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Sleepless,” R, 8 p.m.

MONDAY

Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed March 6

TUESDAY

“The Space Between Us,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Rings,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Sleepless,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Patriots Day,” R, 7:10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“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.

THURSDAY

“Monster Trucks” (2D) PG, 5 p.m.; “A Dog’s Purpose,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Rings,” 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

• MWR Flea Market: The Giant Outdoor MWR Flea Market will be from noon to 4:30 p.m. March 12 at the MWR Sports Complex on Highway 98. The event is open to everyone to buy and sell. Spaces assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. For details on the rules and to register, go to www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Spring sports: Registration is open for spring sports – soccer, baseball and T-Ball – at the • Backpacking Corry Station Youth 101 Skills Course: (Bldg. Center MWR Community 4118). Sports are Recreation is beginopen to military ning a backpacking and DoD civilian skills course as traindependents ages ing for backpacking 4-14. Registration trips. Multiple weekis open through end courses start March 31 with a March 4-5 and conskills assessment tinue through June. April 1. Sport fees First planned trips $50. Coaches are will be in May and also needed. For June to Oak Mounmore information, tain State Park in call 453-3490. Pelham, Ala. Cost is • Karate class: $35. Sign up at TickShotokan Karate ets and Travel Office, classes are $20 Bldg. 3787 at NASP per month at Portside Gym, Bldg. Corry Station. For more information, 627, for active duty 281-5489 or call and family members ($22 for DoD). 452-6354. For more information call 452-7810/7813 or 291-0940. • Lifeguard Certification Classes: 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 welcome center door and information booth. Disc golfers can use the honor box. 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.

Liberty activities

Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com

TO ADVERTISE IN THE GOSPORT, CONTACT BECKY HILDEBRAND AT 850.433.1166 EXT. 31

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.

Fleet and Family Support Center

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: • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 6 and March 20. A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents welcome. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Tips to Building Self-Esteem: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. March 13. Low self-esteem can negatively affect every facet of your life – relationships, job and health. Learn to improve your self-esteem. For information or

to register, call 452-5609. • Where is My Money Going?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 15. Learn how to develop a spending/budget plan. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 31. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. Be prepared. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • TRICARE Benefits for Active-Duty: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 29. For more information or to make reservations, 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 opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, 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: • Rock N’ Fly Marathon: March 18 at Pensacola Naval Air Station. • A “Bark” to Remember: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1 at Community Maritime Park. A dogfriendly event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. • FLA-Mom March: March 24-25 at Woodham Middle School. • Council on Aging of West Florida: Six volunteers needed to spend about an hour taking down a wooden fence at a senior dining facility in Cantonment.


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B e a u t i f u l Noritake bone China. Place setting for 8, flawless condition. Best offer accepted. 850438-6129

6 Person Spa, $1000. Strong Spa model Antigua 220v, cover, steps. 6’ 9” diameter. You move. Call 850-586-9061

Room for rent. $500/month. All utilities. Private rm and bath. Kitchen and w/d access. On the bay. Off st parking. $200 deposit. Month to month. 850-455-7990

Nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath home Near NAS -10 minutes from dwnt. New kitchen + bath + appliances. Private backyard patio. FOR RENT. $675 + utilities

Elizabeth Schofield Musmansky April 3, 1961 - Feb. 15, 2017

mained 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 Seattle, stretching the limits of time.

Rental available 4/1/2017. 3br/2ba house in quiet neighborhood near NAS/Corry. No smoking or pets. $1100 rent, $1100 deposit. 850-2211111

Elizabeth Schofield Musmansky was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, a city she loved all of her life. She met her beloved husband, Scott, at the University of Washington in 1979, and graduated from the school of Pharmacology there in 1985. She and Scott started their married life in Barbers Point, Hawaii, and then moved on to Seattle, Cincinnati, and Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Beth was an aurora of energy and inspiration to all, recBeth has lived in Gulf Breeze for 12 years, and she ommending excellent and provocative books to read, took it by storm, forever changing it for the better. She engaging in respectful debate, and gathering crowds of arrived just in time for Hurricane Ivan to wipe out the family and friends for concerts, lectures, independent family’s new Gulf Breeze home, but she dug in and film outings, and plays. It was natural for Beth to celcarved out a life with her family in her new commu- ebrate life and all it offered, and she broadened others’ nity. She inspired, supported and encouraged hundreds perspectives and experiences daily along her own path. of scouts through Troop 11, stimulated the minds of students for a decade through Science Olympiad, chal- To know Beth was to fall in love with Beth, and to learn lenged her own children and every child she knew and to love yourself. loved to “reach their full potential,” and welcomed innumerable friends and families into her life and home There will be a Memorial Service Friday February 24 for celebration after celebration. Beth welcomed the at 3pm in the Naval Hospital Theater on the 3rd floor inevitable chaos of life, and never missed an opportu- across from chapel. nity to find and embrace the beauty of every moment. (Attendees should inform the gate they are coming Beth was the consummate mother with her wonderful for the Musmansky memorial and adults should have sense of humor and straightforward manner of matter- driver’s license or other official ID.)

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2 B R / 1 B A . Military-inspected, newly-renovated duplex. Large yards, double closets, additional storage shed. CentralH/A. Pets negotiable w/extra fee. $750/$750dep. Near NAS backgate, all shopping/ food destinations. Good neighborhood. Leave mes s a g e @ 85 0 - 438 6129.

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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 re-

She was preceded in death by: son Alexander Scott Musmansky; father John Frederick Schofield; Gary Lee Musmansky, father in law; and Leeann Musmansky, sister in law. Beth is survived by: mother Lorna Marie Schofield; mother in law Ann Elizabeth Musmansky; her husband Scott Phillip Musmansky; sons Nicholas Scott Musmansky and William Scott Musmansky; daughter Claire Elizabeth Musmansky; Cynthia Schofield Holsather (sister) and Carl Holsather; Lisa Maureen Schofield; John Douglas Schofield (brother) and Suzie Schofield; and Camden Musmansky (sister ) and Dennis Atherton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association at www.APDAnorthwest.org/donate in support of Beth’s mother, Lorna Schofield, and brother, John Schofield . Click “donation” and the box “I would like to dedicate to...”

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