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CNIC announces winners of 2015 Navy community service awards • NAS Pensacola, NAS Whiting Field make the list

By Ed Wright Navy Installations Public Affairs

Air Force Capt. Elton Herrick and his wife, Nicole, point out the appoximate location in the wreckage where they uncovered two NAS Whiting Field ensigns.

NASP Air Force instructor rushes to help others after tornado hits neighborhood Story, photo by Capt. Meghan O’Rourke USAF AETC 479 FTG/PAO

As an Air Force Instructor Combat Systems Officer (CSO) in the 479th Flying Training Group (FTG), Capt. Elton Herrick understands the importance of assessing the situation and reacting quickly. On Feb. 23, Herrick’s skills were tested when an EF3 tornado took out the Grand Baroque townhomes next to his home

on Scenic Highway. Herrick and his wife, Nicole, a former Navy officer, were watching the local news when they realized a storm was heading straight for their neighborhood. While taking shelter in their basement, the door to the storage room was forced open and Herrick had to physically barricade the door shut against the storm. “We heard the garage door collapse and I could feel See Tornado on page 2

WA S H I N G T O N (NNS) – Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) announced the winners and honorable mentions in the 2015 Navy Community Service Program Personal Excellence Partnership Flagship Awards Feb. 25. Annually, the awards program acknowledges the most distinguished Navy volunteer service projects that support improving scholastic achievement, social and life skills and providing vocational guidance. The 2015 winners are as follows:

Shore command category: Small (under 200 personnel): Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific. Medium (200-499 personnel): Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field. Large (500 or more personnel): NAS, Patuxent River, Md. Sea command category: Small: Coastal Riverine Group One Detachment, Guam. Medium: USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19). Large: USS Frank Cable (AS 40). Overseas command category: Small: Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae, Korea. See CNIC on page 2

NASP galley making changes for March, National Nutrition Month From NASP Galley Staff

March is National Nutrition Month and for the base galleys, fried foods are out and nutritional nagging is in as part of the big changes ahead. The theme for 2016 is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” which encourages everyone to

take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors and social experiences food can add to our lives. “Most of the people eating at the galley are new to the military – ages 18 and 21 – and a lot of them are fans of fast food,” said Paul Poling, NAS Pensacola food service officer. “The idea is

to try to change their eating habits by making it easier for them to identify the healthy options available.” The NASP galley serves about 10,000 meals per day, and satisfying everyone’s food preferences is an enormous challenge. “We’ve always offered

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get a picture of what customers are eating and not. So in that way we can examine what healthy options people are choosing.” Making the healthy choice is the first step in eating for wellness and fueling the body for optimal performance. A simple See Galley on page 2

Air Force activates student squadron onboard NASP By Capt. Meghan O’Rourke USAF AETC 479 FTG/PAO

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Early voting is being offered in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in advance of the Florida Presidential Preference Primary, which is scheduled for March 15. Florida is a closed primary state. Only registered Republicans and Democrats are eligible for this election. Voters are reminded to bring their photo and signature ID with them to the polls. In Escambia County, seven sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

healthy choices; the problem is convincing our customers to make the healthy choice,” Poling said. He also noted the challenge in measuring whether healthy initiatives such as this are successful or not. “Our staff monitors leftovers and tray waste so we are able to

Force Master Chief onboard NASP Corry Station ... FORCM(IDW/SW/AW) Toby Ruiz, Naval Information Forces, visits Center for Information Dominance Unit NASP Corry Station Feb. 25. During his visit, he spoke with instructors and the chief’s mess, and toured information warfare training facilities and bachelor’s quarters for students. Photo by IT2 Stephen Gerrald

The Air Force’s 479th Flying Training Group (FTG) was witness to history March 1 as the Air Force’s newest unit, the 479th Student Squadron (STUS), was activated at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Col. John R. Edwards, commander of the 479th FTG, presided over the activation ceremony and bestowed command upon its new leader, Lt. Col. Christopher Plourde. Prior to the activation, the 479th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) was responsible for all undergraduate CSO students, but with the creation of the STUS, Plourde will command the nearly 300 students that graduate from the 479th FTG annually. “The addition of the 479th Student See STUS on page 2

The Air Force’s 479th Student Squadron (STUS) is activated March 1. Photo by Maj. Zach Dorman.

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NATTC hosts African-American History Month observance From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training PAO

The Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC) Diversity Council presented an African-American History observance Feb. 29 in the Charles A. Taylor Hangar. The event, entitled the 2016 Hallowed Grounds: Site of African-American Memories, came on the final day of AfricanAmerican History Month, celebrated in the United States and Canada in February. In keeping with the 2016 African-American Heritage Month theme of Hallowed Grounds, guest speaker Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Commanding Officer Capt. Terrence Hammond, spoke on the historic role Pensacola played in the 456 years of African-American heritage. “Pensacola was built by the African-American crew of a Spanish explorer in 1559,” he

Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Commanding Officer Capt. Terrence Hammond serves as the guest speaker for the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Diversity Council’s 2016 Black History Month Observance Feb. 29 in the Chevalier Hall Charles A. Taylor Hangar. Photo by Bruce Cummins

said. “The hardships AfricanAmericans have endured in forming our country into what it is today represent the blood, sweat and tears of millions of people, citizens who believe in the ideal of equality among men. I ask that each and every one of

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Large: Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy Commands receiving honorable mentions include: Small shore command: Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit, Whidbey Island, Wash. Medium shore command: NAS Pensacola. Large shore command: Training Support Center, Great Lakes, Ill. Large sea command: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69). Medium sea command: Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23. Small overseas command: U.S. Navy Personnel Exchange Program, Ottawa. Award winners will receive commemorative plaques and honorable mentions will receive signed certificates from CNIC. The Personal Excellence Partnership Flagship represents one of the five flagships that comprise the Navy Community Service program. The other flagships include Environmental Stewardship, Project Good Neighbor, Campaign Drug Free and Health, Safety and Fitness. For additional information about the Navy’s Community Service Program, visit http:// www. cnic. navy. mil/ content/ cnic/cnic_hq/om/base_sup port/command_and_staff/ public-affairs/navy-community-serviceprogram.html.

you remember and reflect on the hallowed grounds that are imprints of Americans of African descent and how deeply embedded African-Americans are in the narrative of the American past.” Hammond also described Pensacola-area African-Ameri-

can historic sites, including Fort Pickens (which was built with slave labor in the early 1800s and occupied by black Union troops during the Civil War); the home of Julee Panton (built in 1804, she owned as a free African-American – now on display at the Historic Pensacola Village and used as a museum of African-American history); and St. John the Baptist Church (founded in 1847 as the first black church in Pensacola) among others. The hour-long event also featured three individual presentations from NATTC Diversity Council members AD1(AW/SW) Eric Bobadilla, ET1(SW/AW) Rita Crosby and AS1(AW/SW) Lamont Sewell. CNATT command climate specialist and Military Equal Opportunity adviser CSCM Dwayne D. Beebe-Franqui said the continued importance the Navy as well as individual commands place on highlighting the

differences benefits the entire organization. “Recognizing ethnic observances is important to celebrate and showcase the diversity, talent and history of all our Navy personnel,” he said. “Knowledge of diverse historical perspectives outside our own identity and upbringing help strengthen our Navy and truly reflects the history of the nation we serve. Black History Month is a time to reflect on the rich history of African Americans and their significant contributions and notable achievements to the American experience.” Black History Month is celebrated annually in the United States, and was initially a recognition started in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson as a method of educating Americans about the cultural significance and achievements of African-Americans. The celebration was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial.

the house sliding some. The entire event couldn’t have lasted more than 30 seconds,” Herrick said. After the tornado passed, Herrick and Nicole ventured outside to assess the damage when a bolt of lightning illuminated a terrifying sight. Herrick told his wife, “The condos have collapsed. I’m going to look for survivors.” He first found a young woman who he freed from debris. She was calling for help and told Herrick that her husband and baby were trapped inside. Herrick could hear the husband yelling and began digging. Eventually, he was able to remove their young child

from the wreckage and handed him to Nicole, who is a physician’s assistant. He then helped to remove the husband from the remnants of their home. “Nicole told them to head to our house, that it was fine. They walked about 20 steps when they turned around and yelled to me that our house was not OK,” Herrick recounts. “It was the first time I realized that our home had been destroyed but there was no time to cry over the loss.” He realized that rescue work was not yet done. The husband told Herrick that one of the collapsed condos was empty but that two Navy ensigns were in the complex next to them. “The emergency responders had

showed up and were searching for an elderly lady, so we started looking for the pilot students. It took about 30 minutes but I was finally able to lift the garage door and pull some cables out of the way to find them alive and with only minor injuries,” Herrick said. “We could smell gas lines and we knew that the septic systems had busted but we weren’t worried about that,” Nicole Herrick added. “We just knew we had to help our neighbors out.” Throughout their ordeal, the Herricks have maintained a positive outlook. “We lost almost everything that we own, but I’m alive, Nicole’s alive and all of our neighbors are alive. It’s a good day.”

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change could have a dramatic impact on the health of hundreds of thousands of Navy Sailors. The Navy’s Go For Green program focuses on empowering diners to make informed decisions about the foods they choose. This program supports a greater Navy effort to transform the food environment to facilitate and maintain healthier food and beverage options. Go For Green is a food identification system designed to help service members identify healthy food and beverage choices while dining in military galleys. The labeling criteria is based on saturated fat, percentage of calories from fat, amount of fiber in the recipe and artificial sweeteners and wholesomeness of the product. The color codes – Green (Eat Often), Yellow (Eat Occasionally), and Red (Eat Rarely), along with a salt shaker graphic to measure sodium content, help service members choose foods and beverages that boost their performance, readiness and health. The criteria for determining which food goes in which category is based on recommendations from a wide range of organizations, such as the American Heart Association, the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institute of Health. Visit Go For Green at http://hprconline.org/nutrition/go-for-green for more information on the program and find out what types of food fit the green, yellow, and red categories.

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Squadron to our group will align us with the standard model for undergraduate flying training in the Air Force,” said Edwards. “It will provide the best organizational structure to lead, train and develop students into officers and aviators.” Edwards addressed the new commander saying, “You are entrusted with the future of our Air Force from the first day they arrive to begin flight training until the day they graduate with their wings and move on to an operational squadron. I know you and your squadron will excel.” Following the opening remarks, Plourde received the 479th STUS guidon from the group’s first sergeant, Master Sgt. Amber Wortman. Prior to assuming command, Plourde served as the director of operations for the 455th Flying Training Squadron and is excited for the opportunity to command the next generation of combat systems officers. “We are expecting the very best from you. This training is difficult for a reason. You are the next generation of combat systems officers and I and your country will depend on you in times of crisis,” Plourde informed his new students. Congressional-level approval is required to activate a new squadron. Plourde emphasized the uniqueness of the event by stating, “Our slate is clean and our history begins here today. We start a new chapter in forging the future of America’s air power and we will be ensuring America’s continued air supremacy both here and abroad.” The activation of a new squadron rarely occurs in the Air Force. Plourde will have the unique opportunity to begin writing his new unit’s history.

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Tackle the helmet challenge: Protect the ‘grapes’ By Lt. Joseph Cahill Naval Hospital Pensacola

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orking as a neurologist has its challenges, but I have found that sometimes the real challenge lies at home with my own children and their attitudes towards protecting their brains or “grapes” as I like to call them. As my children have grown older, it has become harder to convince them of the importance of wearing helmets when biking, skate boarding or doing other activities that can lead to head injuries. The brain is a fascinating organ when it is working at its full capacity. However, just a small injury to the brain can change a person’s interaction and behaviors and make them almost unrecognizable. An injury to the prefrontal cortex, the motor planning center, can make a lifelong musician forget how to play the piano. More devastating injuries, like those that occur in head trauma, can cause a disability to the extent that patients may no longer be able to care for themselves independently. I have found it is often difficult to translate medical-speak into teenager-speak. Regardless of the “worst-case scenarios”

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parents can paint, or examples that can be presented, teenagers often ignore the cautions of their own parents. This even occurs at my own home despite my level of education and experience. It becomes a struggle, even for a neurologist, to enforce helmets use with teenage boys trying to fit in with skateboarding buddies or girls who don’t want to mess up their hair with a helmet while riding a bike with friends. Like many parents, I was reluctant to wear a helmet as well growing up. It was a different time when helmet safety was not promoted like it is today, and it was before I saw firsthand the devastating head injuries that occur with just a simple fall from a bicycle or skateboard. It doesn’t take a lot of force to cause an injury to the brain. Simply falling off of a bicycle at slow speeds can cause a serious injury to the

Lt. Joseph Cahill, a neurologist at Naval Hospital Pensacola, talks to a group of children about the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet Feb. 5 in a parking lot at the hospital. As a neurologist, Cahill has seen firsthand the injuries that can occur from not wearing a helmet. Photo by Jason Bortz.

head if a helmet is not worn. As parents grow older and get more experience, we begin to realize the nature of the business of being alive and how fortunate many of us are to have survived our own youth, especially those of us in the medical field. As a neurologist, I understand more than anyone the devastating consequences of children and adults not wearing helmets while snowboarding, skateboarding, bicycling or riding a motorcycle. I am proud to say I bought my first real bike helmet while

in neurology residency. I was resistant at first to riding with a helmet, but I couldn’t expect my children to ride with a helmet when their neurologist dad didn’t wear one. I could enforce them wearing a helmet when they were young, but not when they turned into irascible and often antagonistic teenagers. I’ll be the first to admit I can’t protect my children from everything, but at a minimum, I can provide a good role model for them and hope that something sticks. As parents, let’s set a good

Lt. Joseph Cahill is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin's Neurology Residency Program and is a boardcertified neurologist. He graduated from La Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara international school of medicine in 2009 and completed his final year of medical school at New York Medical College. Cahill is also an award-winning screenwriter. example and educate our children at an early age on the importance of wearing a helmet. Also ensure as well that the helmet fits properly and that it is worn correctly. A helmet with the strap not connected won’t help during a fall. We may only have one chance to protect our “grape” or our children’s “grapes.” For more information on Navy Hospital Pensacola, go to www.med.navy.mil/sites/ pcola/Pages/home.aspx or https://www.facebook.com/ NavalHospPensacola.

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banquet held recently at New World Landing honored Outstanding Flight Instructors of 2015 from local training squadrons and Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC). The banquet has been presented annually by the Pensacola Lions Club for the past 65 years. The award recognizes outstanding military flight instructors representing Training Air Wing Six and the 479th Flying Training Group at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola and Training Wing Five at NAS Whiting Field. The summaries below, from their nomination packages, display a few of their accomplishments and skills. These achievements describe the dedication and commitment these candidates exemplify for the Outstanding Flight Instructor awards.

Lt. Brian K. Bates, VT-4

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During 2015, Bates established a reputation for excellence, professionalism and superior performance as a Training Squadron Four multi-crew simulator instructor. He logged 336 simulator hours and completed 152 student event sorties in 2015. His motivation and enthusiasm for teaching is highly contagious. He was consistently recognized by graduating classes as the most involved and highest regarded instructor. Bates is qualified to instruct all stages of the Advanced Maritime Command and Control (MC2) syllabus.

Lt. Zachary D. Bokelman, VT-10 Bokelman is qualified to instruct in every phase of T-6A student naval flight officer (SNFO) training. In 2015, he significantly exceeded squadron average annual flight hours by 114 percent, accumulating 529.2 mishap-free flight hours during 288 training sorties. He supervised eight class adviser instructors in the mentoring and management of more than185 students throughout the primary and intermediate naval flight training syllabus and coordinated bi-weekly graduations of up to 40 multi-service students.

Lt. Jennifer Dean Boyd, NASC In 2015, Boyd taught aviation weather and aircraft engines and systems courses to more than 1,100 students, encompassing 255 classroom hours and produced a 93 percent student test average. She also directed more than 700 students in meeting administration and medical requirements for starting formal course work. Demonstrating exceptional liaison skills between five external entities, she decreased student in-processing time by 15 percent and increased the available number of students ready to start training each week.

Capt. Alfred J. Cannin, 479 FTG Cannin is a flight commander and instructor combat systems officer representing the 451st Flying Training Squadron. As a student flight commander he is responsible for leading, tracking, and instructing primary through advanced flying training for more than 350 undergraduate combat systems officers per year. Other responsibilities include simulator training, classroom instruction and curriculum development. A former Air Commando, he is the squadron’s Air Force Special Operations and close air support subject matter expert.

Lt. Collins Bane Case, NASC Case stands out as an aviation preflight indoctrination (API) instructor and training instructor and he is an outstanding student mentor. He instructed more than 1,000 students in the aerodynamics I and II courses, accumulating more than 220 classroom hours with a 91.5 percent test average. Serving as the water survival division officer, he directs the qualification and training of 40 high risk training instructors across four sites including Pensacola, Norfolk, San Diego and Pearl Harbor, providing training to more than 9,500 students annually.

Lt. Travis F. Daugherty, VT-86 Daugherty instructs in the T-45 Goshawk advanced undergraduate military flight officer (UMFO) syllabus for student naval flight officers. During 2015, he demonstrated superior performance resulting in student production numbers and instructional hours that far surpassed his peers. In addition, Daugherty also consistently delivered exceptional instruction and was voted “most effective instructor” 15 times on end-ofsegment student critiques in 2015. He also was recognized as the NFO instructor of the year for 2015.

Lt. Bryan Dillon, VT-86 A superb leader and mentor, Dillon has positively impacted the careers of all future naval flight officers (NFOs) and weapons systems officers (WSOs) assigned to VT-86. He is qualified to instruct in all five stages taught in the T-45C. During 2015, Dillon demonstrated unsurpassed superior performance and established a reputation for excellence and professionalism that distinguishes him from his peers. Dillion demonstrates superior leadership in all that he does. He recorded 137.2 flight hours and completed 113 sorties in 2015.

Capt. Michael J. Gallant, HT-28 Gallant is an exceptional helicopter flight instructor. While safely executed 662.7 mishap-free flight hours during 2015, he safely executed 327 student syllabus and instructor standardization sorties. He also serves as a functional check pilot, instrument check pilot and NATOPS evaluator. Gallant routinely supported community outreach programs. In addition, he worked to ensure success of HT-28’s part in the “Pilot-For-ADay” program, providing terminally ill children with the opportunity to spend a day in the life of a naval aviator.


Lt. Todd M. Galvin, HT-18 Galvin was selected from a group of 53 highly competitive flight instructors for outstanding performance in the execution of his duties. The squadron provides basic, advanced and tilt-rotor intermediate helicopter flight training. Galvin safely flew 703 mishap-free flight hours in 2015 while completing 390 intensive student naval aviator and instructor training events. In addition, Galvin excelled in his assignments as standardization special projects officer, wardroom officer and navigation low level standardization officer.

Capt. Kai N. Grimmell, 479 FTG Grimmell is a flight commander and instructor combat systems officer representing the 479 Operations Support Squadron. Grimmell was commissioned in the Air Force in 2003 and spent two years as a developmental flight test engineer at Eglin Air Force Base before completed undergraduate navigator training at NAS Pensacola in 2006. He is currently a senior navigator with more than 1,300 flight hours in the EA-6B, F-15E and T-1A, including 357 combat hours. In 2015, he accumulated 253 instructional hours.

Capt. Donald N. Higgs, VT-3 Higgs was instrumental in implementing new leave guidance that increased student availability for training. Furthermore, he was crucial in identifying struggling students and applying special programs to assist them. These efforts helped catapult the Red Knights to be the top producing squadron in fiscal year 2015 with the completion of 269 primary flight students. Additionally, he was responsible for mentoring 19 primary on-wings, helping them through their first solo in the T-6B and to complete the program.

Lt. Stephen D. Hutchings, HT-8 As a standardization pilot in multiple categories, Hutchings completed 282 student training sorties flying 577.3 mishap-free instruction hours. He additionally took 10 student naval aviators under his wing and dedicated 10 flights with the to teach the basic familiarization and emergency training skills required to fly a helicopter. His superior professionalism and leadership abilities, in and out of the cockpit, serves as an example to the future Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviators.

Cmdr. Robert Johnson, VT-86 In 2015, Johnson demonstrated superior performance as a T-45 flight instructor. He has established a reputation for excellence that distinguishes him from his peers. He recorded 281.4 flight hours and completed 134 training event sorties in 2015. As operations officer, he was responsible for the scheduling and coordination of all instructors. His managerial skills were key to integrating the dynamic schedules of individual search and attack unit members without a disruption in production for the active component.

Lt. Nicholas J. Rank, VT-6 Rank is qualified to teach every event in the primary flight training program. His total of 442 mishap-free flight hours illustrate his commitment to safe mission accomplishment and high-quality instruction and greatly exceed the squadron average of 301. He has mentored six on-wing students this year while excelling in his billet ast the VT-6 assistant operations officer and senior watch officer. Leading by example, Rank worked 12 weekends while encouraging others in an effort to help the squadron attain its goals.

Capt. Kyle Reilly, VT-86 Reilly was selected as the VT-86 pilot instructor of the year for 2015. In addition, he also the is squadron’s basic fighter maneuvers stage manager, NATOPS instructor and crew resource management instructor. He has accumulated more than 1,800 hours of flight in both the F/A-18C and T-45C. His student production numbers and instructional hours far surpassed his peers and he was voted “most effective instructor” 37 times on end-of-segment student critiques in 2015.

Lt. Scott Urbashich, VT-2 In 2015, Urbashich was the top instructor in the Naval Air Training Command’s most competitive ready room, amassing more than 600 instruction flight hours across 274 sorties. He personally shepherded 20 on-wings from first flight through their initial solo and played a leading role in ensuring VT-2 exceeded last year’s record-breaking production totals by completing 256 student naval aviators. In 2015, he was recognized 12 times as one of the top 10 percent of instructors in terms of monthly student sorties.

Lt. Col. Brian D. Witkowsky, 479 FTB Witkowsky is the director of staff and a T-6A instructor pilot representing the 455th Flying Training Squadron, which operates 24 T-6A Texan II aircraft to conduct primary training for all combat systems officer students in the U.S. Air Force. He is responsible for supporting the squadron commander with coordination of headquarters staff and other squadron administrative duties, to include personnel performance reporting, awards and decorations. He also performs flight duties as an instructor and student evaluator.



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Navy cybersecurity expert honored with Black Engineer of the Year award By Tammy Van Dame NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications


HILADELPHIA (NNS) – A Navy cybersecurity expert is receiving national honors for his impact on the protection of defense assets worldwide. Ernest Yelder was honored as the 2016 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) for Outstanding Technical Contribution during BEYA’s 30th annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference Awards Gala held in Philadelphia Feb. 18-20. Yelder, a Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) cybersecurity technical lead based at Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA) Dam Neck, is one of only three Navy engineers nation-wide to receive the award this year. The three-day BEYA conference, sponsored by Career Communications Group (CCG), recognized the significant accomplishments of African-Americans in government and industry, who have achieved ex-

ceptional career gains in the fields of STEM. The event attracted thousands of STEM professionals and also served as a learning tool for students interested in pursuing professional interests in engineering. “My story is not one of a young man struggling to escape urban blight, but rather one with strong male and female role models that had faith in me,” said Yelder during his acceptance speech. “Grandmother made it clear that ‘can’t’ didn’t exist in our family. Her words have resonated with me throughout my life. It’s amazing how many challenges you can overcome without that word in your vocabulary.” Yelder, who volunteers as a mentor to students enrolled in local STEM programs, also credited the mentors who inspired him in STEM as a young


student. Throughout 2015, he led a 40-person team in the development of a specialized cybersecurity lab to enable advanced development, testing, training and implementation of new technologies. Long-term, the work performed in this lab is expected to provide significant cost savings to the Navy. Yelder led the development of cybersecurity engineering capabilities since 2009 for NSWCDD’s Virginia Beachbased command. He has more than 30 years of combined military and civilian experience in the fields of telecommunications, information technology, and cybersecurity. During his 22 years of active military service, Yelder was selected as one of the 10 percent to attend the Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Man-

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Ernest Yelder – a Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division cybersecurity expert based at Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA) Dam Neck – credits those who encouraged him during his acceptance speech at the Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) gala after receiving the 2016 Black Engineer of the Year Award in Philadelphia Feb. 20. U.S. Navy photo

agement School, which broadened his technical knowledge in the field of telecommunication. In 2005, Yelder’s technical expertise contributed to the process development within the newly established Office

of the Designated Approving Authority for the Department of the Navy. He would later transition to the Cyber Asset Reduction and Security Task Force as a technical subject matter expert to execute the strategic plan

in reduction of the legacy network infrastructure. He attended a newly piloted course, “Network Vulnerability Defense” at Naval Station Northwest in 1995. This course was the first of its kind to introduce what is known today as the field of information and cybersecurity. Yelder received his bachelor of science in computer information systems from Trinity University in 2003. He holds a Global Information Assurance Certification in security leadership. The Navy has participated in BEYA for the last 25 years. Additionally, in 2008, the Navy signed an agreement with CCG to promote further Navy participation in CCG events in an effort to reach a diverse workforce. Commitment to BEYA represents the Navy’s campaign to develop future engineers and scientists, and retain top-performing Sailors and civilians whose diverse backgrounds, experiences and skills are necessary to meet today’s challenges. For more news from NSWC Dahlgren, visit http://www.navy.mil/local /NSWCDD.



March 4, 2016


NAS Whiting Field receives 2015 USS Bainbridge Award By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) was chosen to receive the USS Bainbridge award for outstanding community service for 2015. The award recognizes a Navy command that engaged in exemplary voluntary community service activities with local communities. Each year the Navy selects one command, regardless of size or command type, to be recognized for its outstanding service to its local community. Sailors at NAS Whiting Field earned the recognition by greatly improving the lives of

more than 43,000 members of their local community by donating more than 15,000 hours through partnerships with local agencies. The message announcing the award also cited the fact that Sailors provided critical assistance during disas-

ter relief efforts, helping save the local community thousands of dollars and ensuring re-habilitation after flooding rains. NAS Whiting Field was recognized in four of the five Navy Flagship Award categories for community service. Within the Medium Ashore c a t e g o r y, NAS Whiting Field finished first in the Environmental Stewardship and Personal Excellence categories while receiving an honorable mention in Health Safety and Fitness and second in Project Good Neighbor. “Naval Air Station Whiting Field has a tremendous team of Sailors and civilians who truly care about the local community and our fellow residents,”

NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau said. “I couldn’t be prouder of my team and the selfless way they give of their time and effort to try to enrich the lives of others.” NAS Whiting Field helped support more than 60 different events throughout 2015. The installation created 30 new community service relationships during the year and more than 400 command members participated in some fashion. The NAS Whiting Field’s team participated in a wide array of events such as: United Way Day of Caring, Earth Day, Drug Education for Youth, Blackwater River Cleanup, Adopt-a-Highway, Covenant

Hospice Veterans Day recognition,and many others. Organizations which benefitted from the volunteer hours provided by command personnel included: Escambia County Sea Cadets, Men in Action of Milton Florida, Civil Air Patrol, Early Learning Coalition, Bay Area Food Bank, United Way, Longleaf Alliance and more. The award is managed by Commander Navy Installations Command and NAS Whiting Field was selected from a final field of 16 nominees from various regions and fleets across the globe. “Your participation with and continued support of our Navy communities is sincerely appreciated and makes a great difference in the lives of those around you. Well done,” Vice Adm. R.L. Thomas stated in the message announcing the awards.

Navy fire departments take top honors for 2015 By Lt.j.g. Andrew Bertucci NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) is in safe hands thanks in part to the Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast. The combined NAS Pensacola and NASWF fire departments were recognized for their emergency response performances as well as training and education of firefighters with the Fire Department of the Year Award in the large base category. NAS Whiting Field Fire Department was duly recognized for their perfect performance at three separate TH-57 aircraft emergencies at

three different outlying fields (OLFs) during 2015. The fire department was also recognized for their innovation and initiative

ABH1 Jason Bruce

ABH2 Derrick Rogers

ABH2 Corey Montford

in helping others with the “Pilot for a Day” program which gave station tours, fire truck rides, cake, and fire Tshirts to 10 children with serious/ chronic life challenging conditions. “The work between the civilian and military firefighters to accomplish and be recognized for the award speaks

volumes to the level of training and discipline shown by our firefighters and is why we won the award for Fire Department of the Year,” Rodriguez, NAS Whiting Field Fire and Emergencies Services department head, said. NAS Whiting Field was further recognized with awards won for Military Fire Officer of

the Year; ABH1 Jason Bruce, Military Firefighter of the Year; ABH2 Derrick Rogers, and Fire Instructor of the Year; ABH2 Corey Montford. Bruce is the only certified fire officer IV in the Navy and took charge of the firefighting certification program, exceeding staffing requirements by processing 106 certifica-

tions. Rogers, selected to lead the military Fire Station Santa Rosa, led his firefighting team in responding to 22 aircraft emergencies providing rescue and medical aid for 10 pilots with zero loss of life. Monford is the only qualified military member authorized to conduct respirator fit test at the command and spearheaded the completion of 122 respirator fit tests for civilian and military firefighters. “We are extremely proud of them in the fantastic work they have accomplished. The jobs and duties they perform help pass on the knowledge and training to keep the high level of qualified firefighters that make our base the very best,” Rodriguez stated.

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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.

Get documents shredded at Pen Air

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. tomorrow, March 5, at the Pen Air office 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 clips should be removed, 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 vealpa@penair.org.

Antarctic explorers gathering March 5

Members of the Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet at noon tomorrow, March 5, at Rico Mexican restaurant, 830 North Navy Blvd. 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.

ROWWA members to meet March 10

The Retired Officers’ Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will meet at 11 a.m. March 10 at Scopelos at New World Landing, 600 South Palafox. The cost is $20 per person. Members share experiences with the military. Guests are invited to attend. Membership is open to officers’ wives, widows and retired women officers of all military services. For luncheon reservations, call Mary Chase at 995-4466. For membership information, contact Molly Werner at 292-9756.

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 Bauer Road. For registration information, go to https://ssl.demosphere.com/scripts/runisa.dll?s7:gp ::72330+regis/guidelines. For club information, go to www.perdidobayfc.com.

MWR wants your feedback CNIC is developing a Navywide Community Recreation Program that is being instituted around the enterprise to better organize the many services offered through Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). Officials at NAS Pensacola would like to take this opportunity to create a better program for you. MWR at NASP is already providing many of the Community Recreation components through the special events and Tickets and Travel departments as well as through the outdoor recreation services offered at Blue Angel Recreation Park and the Community Recreation Area (“Ski Beach”). However, they would like to take this opportunity to expand the programs that are offered and they would like your help. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ G29FNT9 and complete the survey. Your input will help NASP’s MWR department build a new gear rental program that will include party items, outdoor recreation items and any other bright ideas you might suggest. Look for more changes and information coming soon. You can follow NASP’s MWR Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ mwrpensacola for updates. be legally married when registering. The retreat starts at 7 p.m. Friday and ends around noon Sunday at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. The retreat is free. All lodging and meal expenses are paid. Transportation is not provided. For more information or to register, contact the NAS Pensacola Chapel at 452-2093 or e-mail tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Art of Fashion scheduled for March 16

Covenant Care, in conjunction with local artists and fashion retailers, will present the 11th annual Art of Fashion event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at New World Landing. The event is a Kentucky Derby themed luncheon that features a runway fashion show, a silent auction, a derby hat contest and prize drawings. The fashion show will feature the latest looks from Chico’s of Pensacola, Lee Tracy, Intracoastal Outfitters, The Bridal Loft, Don Alan’s and Randall’s Formal Wear. The silent auction will showcase health, beauty, fashion and art. Tickets are $35 per person prior to March 16, and $40 at the door. For more information, contact Covenant Care at 438-9714 or go to www.choosecovenant.org.

Charity golf tournament to be April 1

Pen Air Federal Credit Union will present the 16th annual charity golf tournament April 1 at the A.C. Read Golf Course aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The tournament features a luncheon and putting contest at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The event benefits the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s annual Active Duty Fund Drive. Registration begins at $75 for individual golfers and $300 for a team of four players. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Interested golfers should contact Patty Veal at 505-3200, ext. 7777.

Suicide intervention training available Flora-Bama run/walk to be March 26

An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23-24 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Participation in the full two days is required. Registration deadline is March 18. For more information, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2341, ext. 5, or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

CREDO enrichment retreat offered

A Marriage Enrichment Retreat is being offered in Pensacola April 22-24 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The retreat can assist married couples in developing and strengthening a healthy marriage. Active-duty and family members are eligible for retreats (including reservists in an active status). Marriage and family retreat participant couples must

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Flora-Bama is gearing up for the third annual Beach Run/Walk for America’s Warriors 5K and half marathon, which is scheduled for March 26. FloraBama is donating all registration fees to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (warrior@specialops.org) ensures financial aide and counseling to families of fallen heroes. The FloraBama donated $6,230 from the inaugural event and $11,208 from last year’s event. The race will be held on the beach behind the Flora-Bama starting at 7:30 a.m. for the half marathon and 9 a.m. for the 5K run/walk. Entry fees (donations) are $45 for the half marathon and $25 for 5K run/walk up to March 11. Race registration fees will increase a $10 after March 11. For more information, contact Jenifer Surface Ivey at jenifer@florabama.com or go to www.flora bama.com.

Coin club scheduled to meet March 17

Members of the Pensacola Coin Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 17 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. A coin and currency presentation is planned and

a coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.

Author of book about Japan to speak

Author William Scott Wilson is scheduled to discuss his book, “Walking the Kiso Road: A ModernDay Exploration of Old Japan,” from 1 to 3 p.m. March 19 at West Florida Public Library Main Branch, 239 North Spring St. The presentation is part of the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida’s speakers program. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served following the talk. For reservations, e-mail info@jasnwfl.org or call 361-8750.

Bring your ax to annual PSC festival

Get ready to roll – log roll, that is – at the 28th annual Forestry Conclave and Lumberjack Festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, March 5, at Pensacola State College’s Milton campus, 5988 Highway 90. The free community event features forestry competitions, food, bluegrass music, children’s activities and nature and wildlife exhibits. Competitions for adults ages 16 and older will include knife and ax throwing, log rolling, cross-cut sawing, pulpwood tossing and more. Other activities will be available for children. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Children, senior citizens and high school students compete for free. There will be a $5 fee for other competitors. While the supply lasts, festival-goers get to select free tree seedlings. The festival also offers opportunities to learn about environmental degree programs. For more information, call Greg Ledet at 484-1034 or gledet@pensacolastate.edu.

Rock N Fly run to take place March 19

The second annual Blue Angels Rock N Fly Hippie Tour half marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) is scheduled for March 19 aboard NAS Pensacola. Both races will start at 8 a.m. on corner of Radford Boulevard and Fred Bauer Street. There is a registration limit of 3,000 people. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Navy Ball and Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. To register or volunteer, go to www.runrock nfly.com.

NEX announces Easter holiday hours

Navy Exchange (NEX) officials have announced special hours for Easter Sunday, March 27. • The Naval Exchange Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. • The NEX package store at the mall will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • The NEX Aviation Plaza, 250 Saufley Street at NAS Pensacola, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • The NASP Corry Station Mini Mart will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. • The NASP Mini Mart will be closed. For more information, go to www.mynavy exchange.com.

Work on trail to target invasive plants

A work day to help eliminate exotic invasive plants that are invading Florida and damaging the ecosystem is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon March 26 at Blackwater Heritage State Trail in Santa Rosa County. Volunteers will focus on hand-pulling and lopping Chinese privet along the trail. Volunteers will meet at the visitor center parking lot. Officials recommend wearing long-sleeves and closed-toe shoes that may get dirty. Other things you should bring include a water bottle, sun protection, bug spray and work gloves. For more information, e-mail Tess.Busch@dep. state.fl.us or Troy.Groff@dep.state.fl.us

Events connected to play for children

Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) has scheduled performances of the literary classic “The Paper Bag Princess” for March 11-13 and March 17-20. In association with the production, PLT and the local libraries have teamed up to present events to give children a sneak peak of the play. Readings of the book by cast members are scheduled as follows: • 10 a.m. March 5, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Pace branches. • 12:30 p.m. March 5, Tryon branch. • 10 a.m. March 12, Barnes and Noble, 1200 Airport Blvd. A Royal Paper Bag Dress and Dragon Contest is scheduled for March 13 immediately before the show. Children are encouraged to come in their prettiest paper bag dresses or fiercest paper bag dragon costumes and compete to be named the Pensacola Little Theatre paper bag princess and dragon. For more information, call 432-2042 or go to www.pensacolalittletheatre.com.

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



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March 4, 2016

Navy VolEd recognized by Council of College and Military Educators; See page B2 Spotlight


SPRING, forward Have you seen those winter weeds? The ones in YOUR yard. They must be three feet high ... It’s not spring yet, but it’s time to start thinking about your yardwork plans for 2016.

Preparing your lawn and garden equipment

Popular electric yard tools come with special considerations (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. • Next, check the product label or manual and use only electrical products, such as extension cords, that were intended for outdoor use. Also, be sure to use only equipment that displays a mark indicating that it has undergone testing by an independent laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL). • Inspect your tools’ cords and plugs for damage. Any damaged products should not be used and instead should be taken to an authorized repair center or thrown away. Remember to always hold power tools by the insulated gripping surface to avoid electrical shock. And if your work requires a generator, make sure it is grounded and well ventilated.

(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. Do not use gas with more than 10 percent ethanol (E10) in outdoor power equipment. Some gas stations may offer 15 percent ethanol (E15) gas or other fuel blends, but this higher ethanol fuel is dangerous – and is in fact illegal – to use in any small engine equipment, such as lawn mowers, chain saws, generators, and all other lawn and garden 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






• 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

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.

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.

One year of weeds means many years of weed seeds By Theresa Friday Retired Residential Horticulture Extension Agent for Santa Rosa County

The spring equinox signals the transition from winter to spring. Temperatures along the Gulf Coast this time of year are also transitioning. We will experience increasing periods of warm weather, but we are still likely to have at least one more cold snap. Landscapes are also in a transitional period. Lawns are slowly coming out of dormancy. Bulbs are poking their heads out of the ground to enjoy the sun. Even the insects are beginning to move about. Gardeners who are finding their way outdoors are shocked to see more weeds than they imagined. Most of the weeds you see now are what we term winter annuals. They grow annually

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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.











from seed during the fall through early spring. Many of these weeds (henbit, annual bluegrass, chickweed, etc.) will eventually die when the temperatures finally warm up for the season. Winter weeds are now flowering heavily which is why you see the bright purples, yellows, and whites in the landscape. Since they are flowering and in a 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.”

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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.

Jokes & Groaners Looking at Spring ... A group of Yale students are traveling around the South on their spring break. They passed an old man, sitting on a porch. “Where you boys from?” asked the man. “Yale,” they replied. So the old man stood up and shouted, “WHERE YOU BOYS FROM!” Q: What do you call a rabbit with fleas? A: Bugs Bunny. Q: What does the Easter Rabbit get for making a basket? A: Two points, just like everybody. Q: Can February March? A: No, but April May. Q: What season is it when you are on a trampoline? A: Spring-time. Q: Why is the letter A like a flower? A: A bee (B) comes after it.




March 4, 2016

Navy Voluntary Education recognized by Council of College and Military Educators By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) Public Affairs


an Antonio, Texas – Navy Voluntary Education (VolEd) was honored with the President’s Award for exemplary service from the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) at their annual symposium Feb. 16-18 in San Antonio. Capt. Lee Newton, commanding officer of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center received the award from Dr. Jeff Cropsey, president of CCME. “Each year, CCME recognizes members of the voluntary education community for outstanding service to the community,” said Cropsey. “This year, we are proud to present the President’s Award to Capt. Newton and NETPDTC for over 30 years of cutting-edge support to VolEd.” Newton said that the recognition was appreciated, and CCME was a valuable partner in working with the schools that make VolEd possible for

DoD service members. “Having a dedicated council of educators directing their efforts toward providing robust educational opportunities for our Sailors is a force multiplier,” said Newton. “Last year, Navy VolEd managed nearly $90 million in tuition assistance for 45,000 Sailors who are working hard to achieve their education, certification and apprenticeship goals. We greatly appreciate the award and assistance from CCME.” The Navy’s program manager for the Joint Service Transcript (JST) was honored with the President’s Award for exemplary service. Laurine Anderson (formerly Sailor/ Marine American

Capt. Lee Newton, NETPDTC commanding officer, receives the President's Award from Dr. Jeff Cropsey, CCME president, at their conference in San Antonio Feb. 16. CCME’s mission is to promote and provide educational programs and services and to facilitate communication between the DoD and the educational support network. Photo by Amy Thomas

Council on Education Registry Transcript) program manager for the Naval Education and Training Command, received the award from Cropsey. “I selected Laurine this year for all the work she has done with the SMART and Joint Service Transcripts,” Cropsey said. “The JST has proven to be one of the major ways that military members

can receive college credit for their training.” Anderson said she appreciated Cropsey noting the impact the JST has made on VolEd for the services. “It was an honor to be recognized by CCME, and to let the folks at the symposium know that it is a great team here at Saufley Field (NETC N643) that make the JST a superior product,” said Ander-

son. “Our functional contacts in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and a lot of others over the years have contributed to our success.” According to CCME’s website, its mission is to promote and provide educational programs and services and to facilitate communication between the Department of Defense (DoD) and the educational support network. The annual symposium provides several professional development tracks, including discussions about educational programs, initiatives and support for service members, veterans and spouses. NETPDTC provides products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development, and personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Voluntary Education Department, the Navy Advancement Center and the Resources Management Department. Get the latest information by liking Navy Voluntary Education on Facebook: https://www. facebook. com/ NavyVoluntaryEducation. For more information on NETC, visit: https://www. netc.navy.mil/netc/netpdtc/De fault.htm.



March 4, 2016


Navy summer camp scholarships available By Robin Hillyer-Miles Special to Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) is accepting applications for the 2016 Navy Teen Summer Camp Scholarship Program (SCSP). Since 2011, Navy CYP has encouraged teen dependents to apply for the SCSP, which offers all-expenses-paid summer camps that promote healthy, lifelong hobbies. The camps also provide teens with opportunities to make friends, reduce stress and stay active during the summer. “Over the years, we have communicated that these specialty camps are the ‘experience of a lifetime,’ ” said Brent Edwards, Commander, Navy

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Navy teens take part in a scuba diving camp at Naval Support Activity Panama City in 2015. The camp is part of the Navy Teen Summer Camp Scholarship Program. Photo by MC2 Fred Gray IV

Installations Command’s Youth Programs coordinator. “We know this because we continue to hear from families that these camps are better than expected, that families are astonished that the scholarships actually do

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cover all airfare, meals, lodging, and activities, and that teens are continuing their relationships years after their camp.” The camps being offered this summer include: Hike Hawaii, Tour d’Italy, Sail Annapolis, Explore Japan, Scuba Dive Florida and OAC Euro Camp. All camps are staffed with a professional team of fully-trained adults who are passionate about their jobs and can be counted on to keep everyone safe. “The staffs know the local area and are excited to share the summer of a lifetime with our teens,” Edwards added. Applications are due by April 8 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The applications must be word processed, provide proof of eligibility, and they must in-

clude GPA transcripts, and a character reference. All applications are thoroughly screened by a panel of judges, and selections are based on merit. Interested teens and parents can find details regarding SCSP at www.facebook.com/NavyTeenSCSP and www. twitter.com/NavyTeenSCSP, or by e-mailing navyteenscsp@navy.mil. Navy Installations Command is comprised of approximately 52,000 military and civilian personnel worldwide responsible for the operations, maintenance and quality of life programs to support the Navy’s fleet, Sailors and their families. For more information, go to http://www.cnic. navy.mil. For more news from Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cni/.





March 4, 2016

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Spectators watch costumed knights demonstrate the art of sword fighting during a past Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival.

Story, photo from www.gcrf.us

You are invited to eat, drink and be merry at the 16th annual Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire and Pirate Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 5, and March 6 at Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway. The event celebrates the history and heritage of medieval Europe, as well as the 16thcentury Gulf Coast. 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, the Black Dragon, fire

breathers, renaissance dancers, pirates, falconry and sword fighters. Strolling re-enactors will offer a bit of knowledge about the character 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

“Kung Fu Panda 3� (2D), PG, 6 p.m.; “Hail, Ceasar,� PG-13, 8 p.m.; “The Choice,� PG-13, 5 p.m.; “13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“Kung Fu Panda 3� (3D), PG, noon; “The Finest Hours� (2D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Hail, Ceasar,� PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,� R, 7 p.m.; “The 5th Wave,� PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Kung Fu Panda 3� (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; “Dirty Grandpa,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“Kung Fu Panda 3� (3D), PG, noon; “The Finest Hours� (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “The Choice,� PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,� R, 7 p.m.; “Norm of the North,� PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Kung Fu Panda 3� (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Ride Along 2,� PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Hail, Ceasar,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“Kung Fu Panda 3� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,� R, 7 p.m.; “The 5th Wave,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Choice,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“Kung Fu Panda 3� (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Finest Hours� (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Hail, Ceasar,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Dirty Grandpa,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“Norm of the North,� PG, 5 p.m.; “13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,� R, 7 p.m.; “Ride Along 2,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The 5th Wave,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“Kung Fu Panda 3� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Hail, Ceasar,� PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Finest Hours� (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Dirty Grandpa,� 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

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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. • Temporary closures: March 7-12 at Wenzel Fitness Center aboard NASP Corry Station due to planned power outages. For more information, call 452-6198. Family Fitness and Wellness Center will be closed March 9 and March 10 due to planned power outages. For more information, call 452-6004. • Yogafit certification: 8 a.m. to The MWR Commu6 p.m. March 5 nity Recreation Area and March 6 at at the end of John Radford Fitness Tower Road, also Center. Note: This know as “Ski Beach,â€? is not an MWR is open for the spring program. Call, and summer season. (888) 786-3111 for Hours of operation are military discount. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ThursFor details, go to day through Monday. www.yogafit.com You can schedule (choose Learn in command functions, menu, and find family events, or a Level 1 informa- even an hour or two tion under train- kayak experience. For ing). more information, call • Functional 452-9642. Fitness: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 at Wenzel Fitness Center aboard NASP Corry Station. For more information, call 452-6198. • Youth Sports spring soccer, baseball and T-ball: Registration open through March 11 at NAS Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday). $50 registration fee per child. Open to all dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists ages 4-14. Parents must complete training form prior to registering (log onto www.nays.org/parents) Mandatory skills evaluation March 14. Coaches and assistants needed also. For more information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • A.C. Read Spring Junior Golf Program: Entries being taken. The program runs from March 14 to May 6. Beginners and experienced juniors encouraged to participate. Participation is limited. Find registration form at www.navymwrpensacola.com. For more information, call 452-2454. • 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. • 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 baldg6@att.net).

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

Fleet and Family Support Center

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.


• 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 living in a blended family. All military parents welcome. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • 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 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. • U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs e-benefits workshop: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 16. A resource guide to all online veteran’s benefits. Open to all veterans and military family members. To register or for more information, 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. • Anger Control: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 9 and March 16 (must attend both sessions). Do you feel you get angry at the simplest things? Learn to get control of your anger before it controls you. For information or to register, call 452-5609.

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