Time change this weekend: Spring ahead ...
At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8, clocks will move an hour ahead (or spring forward) to begin daylight saving time. By act of Congress, civil clocks in most areas of the United States are adjusted ahead one hour in the summer months (known as daylight time) and returned back one hour in the winter months (known as standard time). You’ll lose an hour, mornings are darker and evenings are brighter. For more, visit http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/daylight_time.
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NASP celebrates Black History Month Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) Commanding Officer Capt. Janet Lomax speaks during the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Black History Month observance Feb. 27 at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) auditorium. About 350 people attended the event. The theme of the program was “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture.”
About 350 military and civilian personnel gathered to celebrate African American History Month Feb.27 at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) auditorium. “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” was the theme for a program featuring music, information and an inspirational guest speaker. In opening remarks, NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins expressed his thanks to the Naval Air Station Pensacola Diversity Committee for producing the program. “We are celebrating the life, history and culture of
those African Americans that have gone before us for a century – their dedication, the struggles of their lives that have brought us to where we are today,” he said.
Before introducing the guest speaker, NCC Antonia Brown presented some examples of African American Sailors who have marked history with firsts and distinguishing the Navy as a force for
freedom and equality: • During World War II the “Golden 13” was the first group of black servicemen to complete officer’s training in the Navy. • Wesley A. Brown became the first black graduate of the United States Naval Academy in 1949. • Edna Young, who was the first black woman to enlist in the regular Navy and later the first black woman to achieve the rank of chief petty officer. • Adm. J. Paul Reason, who became the first black naval officer to wear four stars and assume command of the Atlantic Fleet. • Vice Adm. Michelle Howard, who is recognized for many first accomplishments, but most
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Scientists, students search local beaches for oil study From Kathleen Haughney (FSU) University Communications
The BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped millions of gallons of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico nearly five years ago, but the effects still linger. And now, high school students are teaming with worldclass scientists to research the effects of the spill through a unique citizen-scientist program called the Gulf Oil Observers, aka Project Goo. On Feb. 27, 40 high school students from the Marine Science Academy at Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola joined scientists and
educators from Florida State University (FSU) and a NAS Pensacola Natural Resources Department representative at NAS Pensacola to search local beaches for oil patties that formed as a result of the 2010 spill. The students collected samples of small, round clumps of sand mixed with crude oil. These “sand patties” – typically about a half-inch wide – can reveal how oil released in the ocean is degrading and how it is impacting the environment, scientists say. “Here we are continuing the beach monitoring project the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) was doing
High school students from the Marine Science Academy at Booker T. Washington High School search the shores of NASP’s Lake Frederic for “sand patties” of oil. Photo by Mike O’Connor
before,” NASP Public Works Department Student Conserva-
Geocaches bring new level of enjoyment to Blue Angel park Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor
Geocaching – described as “a realworld, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices” – has made its debut at NAS Pensacola’s MWR Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area (BANRA). Seven geocaches have been placed in the recreation area, and the clues to find them are online at www.geocaching.com, said Sarah Everhart, a recreation aide at the park. The caches were published online a few weeks ago. Immediately, there
was interest. “Eight hours after publishing our first one, we had our first ‘finder’,” Everhart said. “We hope it will bring more people to the park, and invite them to learn more about the history of the place.” Geocaches are found all over the world. According to geocaching.com, there are more than 2.5 million caches hidden and 6 million geocachers looking for them. Typically, geocaches are a waterproof container concealed with some skill in a public place. Inside the cache,
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tion Association intern Ryan Klausch said. “The high school
Blue Angel Rock N Fly Are you ready for the encore? By Bethany Chestnut NASP PAO Intern
The Blue Angel Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K is back for its encore. The March 21 event marks the second annual Rock N Fly race aboard NAS Pensacola (NASP). The event started last year to bring an organized run back to NASP after the Blue Angel’s Marathon was canceled in 2004. The Rock N Fly was a huge hit last year, selling out and bringing runners from 41 different states. This year, the maximum number of runners allowed is 3,000. Organizers are expecting spots to sell out
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students decided to volunteer and take this up. So they’re learning how to survey for oil on the beach here, and they may be able to use this experience in their future.” The students’ sample finds were photographed, annotated and carefully placed in glass vials for scientific study. “Working outdoors on a beach is a great way to get young scientists out of the classroom and into the field, where they often develop a strong bond to the work,” said Chris Reddy, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
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Navy Reserve celebrates centennial anniversary By MC2(SCW/SW/AW) Jonathan Pankau Defense Media Activity
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Service members and civilians packed the Pentagon Library Conference Center for the Navy Reserve Centennial kickoff celebration March 2. Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun delivered the opening remarks, commending Navy Reserve Sailors for being ready then, ready now and ready always, and introduced Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the centennial’s keynote speaker. “Serving through the Cold War, I’ve
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Power outage at NASP Corry Station March 8 ...
A major power outage is scheduled at NASP Corry Station March 8. The major buildings of note are the main Navy Exchange (NEX) Bldgs. 3725 and 3745, the Corry Gym (Bldg. 3711), and nearly all the barracks. The outage is scheduled to last from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
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recently became the first black and first woman to hold a job as vice chief of operations and the first female four-star admiral. “African American Sailors have a legacy of honorable service that permeates our naval history throughout every major armed conflict since the Revolutionary War,” Brown said. Currently accounting for 17 percent of activeduty Navy total force end strength, African Americans continue to serve with distinction, Brown said. Brown identified the guest speaker, Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) Commanding Officer Capt. Janet Lomax, as one example. “In the same fashion as the groundbreaking leaders previously mentioned, Capt. Lomax is a firm advocate of mentorship and the opportunity to contribute to our future,” Brown said. Lomax, a native of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and a graduate of Florida A&M University, started off by reciting “Dreams,” a poem by Langston Hughes. Lomax said having a dream is how it all begins for visionaries such as Dr. Carter Woodson, the African-American historian whose work is credited for establishing Black History Month. Celebrated each February in the United States and at U.S. military commands and installations around the world, Black History Month can be traced back to 1926 when Negro History Week was first established by Woodson, a Harvard historian. In 1976, President Gerald Ford proclaimed the entire month of February as “Black History Month.” Having a dream leads people to seek answers to challenging questions. And Lomax said she has learned over the years that all great beginning come from great questions and that questions have power. “Asking great question always opens us up to possibilities,” Lomax said. “It allows room for ideas to flourish.” In reflecting on the theme of the program, Lomax said there was something that stood out for her. “Throughout history, people of color have always been ingenious. They have looked at each of their situation and they have chosen not to settle and to always pursue their dreams,” she said. “They have asked questions in order to lift themselves up out of a repressive situation and made what seemed impossible, become possible.” Lomax said great visionaries all have something in common. “Visionaries tend to ACT,” she said. The A stands for ask great question, C stands for create opportunities to find the answers and T stands for transform the world, she said. “My hope is that in the end we can join the legacy of African Americans who have contributed and continue to be a people who choose to act,” she said. Following Lomax’s speech, the program closed with a PowerPoint presentation featuring some of the African Americans that advanced Civil Rights or made major impacts in science, government, sports and entertainment throughout the past ten decades. Reserve from page 1
seen the Navy Reserve go from a group of ‘One day we may need them, let’s hold on to them. That's our strategic reserve,’.. to integration, to addiction in Desert Shield/Desert Storm ... to really, frankly, total integration today,” Greenert said. Greenert and Braun visited the U.S. Navy Reserve displays set up in the Pentagon’s Navy corridor after the opening ceremony and performed the cake and ribbon cutting. “All 59,000 Sailors are very proud to celebrate the history and the heritage of our service and especially to highlight the millions who have served over the past century,” said Braun.
Local firefighters named best ... Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Fire Chief Frank Barrow and some of the Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC) personnel have their photo taken with NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins and Executive Officer Cmdr. David Jasso Feb. 17 at the NASP Fire Station, Bldg. 4125. F&ESGC was recently named the Navy Region Southeast fire department of the year (large category) for 2014, an award the department also won in 2012. The consolidated department (NAS Pensacola/NAS Whiting Field) will now compete for the Navywide fire department of the year (large category) award for 2014. Photo by Janet Thomas See story on page A6 Students from page 1
“And when they know they are participating in something more than just another homework assignment, there is considerably more buy-in.” Reddy is marine chemist associated with the FSU-led Deep-C Consortium research project – a study investigating the environmental consequences of oil released in the deep Gulf on living marine resources and ecosystem health. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is considered the largest accidental oil spill in the history of the oil industry, dumping roughly 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf. BP, as part of its cleanup efforts, set aside millions of dollars for research. The Deep-C Consortium, which consists of 10 universities and research institutions, received a threeGeocache from page 1
minimally, is a logbook that the finder of the cache signs and dates. Since some caches are tiny, the logbook may only be a scroll. Most caches are larger, and contain, in addition to the logbook, some trinkets – small toys, coins, souvenirs or mementos of little value. In most common finds, the geocacher signs the logbook, takes an object and leaves an object. Afterward, the cache is returned to its hiding place for the next hunter to find. A 10-year “cacher” with dozens of finds, Everhart created the cache system earlier this year so that more people could discover more of the park’s natural beauty. No investment is necessary for first-timers to try geocaching, Everhart pointed out; a free app is available for most smartphones
Congress authorized the establishment of the Federal Naval Reserve on March 3, 1915. Initially, the only Sailors eligible to enroll were enlisted Navy veterans. On Aug. 29, 1916, with the prospect of America’s entry into World War I looming, the Navy Reserve reorganized to allow the enrollment of non-veterans and designated as the U.S. Naval Reserve Force. Since Sept. 11, 2001, there have been more than 70,000 selected reserve mobilizations, along with an additional 4,500 deployments by full time support Sailors, including more than 8,000 who have done a second combat tour. Since its establishment in 1915, there have been five U.S. presidents who have served in the Navy Reserve.
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that takes advantage of the phone’s built-in GPS. Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area, located at 2100 Bronson Field Road (seven miles west of NASP Corry Station on Highway 98), lends itself well to geocaching. All visitors must check in at the gate. There is a nominal admission fee to the park; it’s open to the public if you’re planning to geocache there; make sure you tell the people at the gate. Six traditional caches and one multi-cache are located at BANRA. In geocaching tradition, the names are meant to have additional meaning, which is revealed upon their discovery. “Pelican Perch,” “Quonset Hide,” “Marble Orchard,” “Hoover Beaver,” “Almost Round,” “Dead Head” and “Officers Watering Hole” are the names of the new caches. Many times
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quickly. Runners are encouraged to register sooner than later. Deadline is March 19. Cost is $85 for the half marathon, $35 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run (ages 12 and younger). “The event is not sold out but is on track to sell out or be very close,” said Michael Kohler, NASP Director of healthcare business and organizer of Rock N Fly. “We are expecting 2,500 to 3,000 runners. It will depend on the weather. We are the third largest race in the area. We have 2,000 registered runners now (as of March 3) and based on current trends should expect between an additional 600 to 1,100 additional runners in the last three weeks.” Rock N Fly isn’t just an entertaining half marathon and 5K featuring local bands, DJs, costume and best mullet contests, karaoke machines, and more. It is also a non-profit race,
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
year, $20 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) (http://gulfresearchinitiative.org) to conduct research and educational outreach. This is the second time students have worked with FSU and Woods Hole researchers to search for oil patties. Last year, 25 students from West Florida High School of Advanced Technology joined researchers at a beach near Perdido Key to track samples. While in the field, the students learn and apply the scientific method and process as part of this on-going research into the effects of crude oil on the environment. Researchers will send the samples in glass jars to Woods Hole for analysis, and each student’s sample will receive a tracking number so that the students can follow the path of the patties and learn what scientific information they revealed.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
a cache is designed to take a searcher to a scenic view seldom seen, or some other point worth discovering. Though some geocaches are fiendishly difficult to discern, such as fake pine cones that unscrew, lifelike plastic rocks with compartments, magnetic iron bolts which come apart – even a fake wad of chewing gum – the caches at BANRA are of conventional types, Everhart said. Which does not mean they will be easy to find, however. Levels of difficulty are listed along with the cache location coordinates at the geocaching.com website. Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. For more information, go to the park’s web page at http://naspensacola-mwr.com/corry/mwrblue.htm.
with all proceeds (after race costs are covered) benefiting Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) and the Navy Ball. Last year, the inaugural race raised $40,000 for NMCRS and $15,000 for the 2014 Navy Ball. The 2015 second annual Blue Angel Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. March 21. Participants are encouraged to arrive early to get through security. For more information, check Rock N Fly’s Twitter or Facebook page or go to www.runrocknfly.com. If you can’t make the Rock N Fly, another upcoming running event is the T-6 Texan Trot on April 25 at 8 a.m. This event has a capacity of 1,500 participants. The cost is $25 and costs rise April 1 to $30. This event is unique because participants will have the special opportunity to run NASP’s Sherman Field’s runway. For more information on this event, go to www.facebook.com/T6TexanTrot.
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Night at movies leads to call to support military By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
ll I did was go to a movie, eat a jumbo tub of popcorn and fall asleep watching TV. But I am totally exhausted. Not in the fatigued sense of the word, but exhausted as in spent, drained, tapped out from the endless barrage of negative news related to the military. My Navy husband and I have been lazing around most evenings, staring like zombies into our television until peeling ourselves off the couch and wandering off to bed. During these marathons of nightly sloth, our metabolisms slow to a crawl, allowing maximum fat storage, and our breathing decreases to a rate symptomatic of clinical coma. “Hey Hon, you wanna go to the movies tonight?” my husband called from work to suggest. Although the outing still involved sloth – and thanks to the theater snack bar, gluttony – we thought leaving the house earned us major points for effort. We had wanted to see “American Sniper” ever since its December release, and were even more intrigued by Navy
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SEAL Chris Kyle because of the media coverage of the murder trial surrounding his death at the hands of ex-Marine Eddie Ray Routh. The movie did not disappoint, but it certainly devastated. Watching the horrific portrayals of what our veterans have endured tapped into our deepest human sense of fear, morality and justice. I was too riveted to cry until the end, when real-life footage of hundreds of people waving American flags along Interstate 35 in Texas to watch Kyle’s funeral procession had me blubbering like a baby. Back at home, we channel surfed in bed. Pressing the clicker, I came upon the HBO documentary “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1.” “Hey, that just won an Oscar,” my husband said. According to the documentary that portrays the stresses on the staff at the VA’s only Crisis Hotline Center, more than 22
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. veterans kill themselves every day, and in 2012 the number of active-duty suicides surpassed U.S. combat deaths. The responders are shown deftly fielding tense calls from veter-
ans who want to hurt themselves or others. Many callers report flashbacks and insomnia. Some have weapons or have ingested pills. Some hold on until police arrive. Others hang up. Drained from digesting so much popcorn and gutwrenching reality, my husband snored that night like a hacksaw. In the morning, we heard the news: The jury rejected Routh’s insanity defense, finding him guilty of two counts of murder. Two years ago, Routh’s mother asked Kyle if he could help her son who had recently been diagnosed with PTSD. One week later, Routh shot and killed Kyle and Chad Littlefield at the rifle range. It took the jury less than two hours to decide that, despite evidence that Routh suffered from mental illness, he did not meet the burden of proof for legal insanity. In the hours that followed the verdict, commentators and the public debated whether justice was served. Some recognized the complexity and irony of the case, and wondered whether Kyle, who served his country with distinction as a Navy SEAL sniper through four combat tours, would still be helping
fellow veterans if Routh had not slipped through cracks in the VA’s system. Just as I was hoping to take a rest from all this disheartening news about our military veterans, my husband brought home a Stars and Stripes article by Travis Tritten. On Feb. 25, top enlisted leaders told Congress that our military is woefully unprepared for conflict because servicepersons are anxious about their uncertain future. The 24-hour cycle of war-weary news regarding further drastic defense cuts and constant threats to jobs, pay and benefits has taken its toll on morale and readiness. As I contemplate what tragedies could befall the next generation of veterans, I realize that we can’t rest on warweariness. We should get off our lazy duffs and do something to help those who served. Volunteer. Make a call. Write a letter. Spread the word. Let our elected officials know that the United States military cannot defend this country without adequate support for servicepersons, their families and our veterans. To reach the VA’s Crisis Hotline, call 1 (800) 273-8255, and press 1; or go to www.veteranscrisisline.net.
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banquet held recently at New World Landing honored Outstanding Flight Instructors of 2014 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. Jonathan R. Kane, HT-18 Kane joined HT-18 in November 2012 as a flight instructor. In the past year, he has flown 646 mishap-free instructional hours while completing 330 intensive student naval aviator (SNA) and instructor training sorties. He also regularly taught the course rules class. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he has served with VT-2 and has deployed with the 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment, flying MedEvac in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and aboard USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE-7) and USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE-6) in support of the USS George Washington Strike Group (CTF-7).
Lt. Cmdr. Justin M. Hane, VT-6 Hane has served with Training Squadron 31 (VT-31) flying the T-44 Pegasus, with Fleet Replacement Patrol Squadron 30 (VP-30) flying the P-3 Orion, and with Patrol Squadron Four (VP-4). He also was selected for a sixmonth tour with Central Command (CentCom) as detainee affairs action officer. At VT-6, Hane served as the scheduling officer and fixed-wing subject matter expert during implementation of the training information management system. He recently returned from a one-year Reservist tour in Afghanistan, where he served as a detachment commander for Special Operations Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Capt. Clay A. Matthews Jr., 451 FTS Mathews, an Instructor Combat Systems Officer with 451st Flying Training Squadron at NAS Pensacola, enlisted in the Air Force in 1998 and spent nine years as an air traffic controller. He was commissioned in 2007 as a graduate of Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base. Mathews is a navigator with more than 1,300 flight hours in the AC-130U and T-1A, including 665 combat hours. He completed a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2004, and a master’s degree in strategic intelligence from American Military University in 2011.
Capt. Lincoln Olsen, 455 FTS Olsen is an instructor pilot in the T-6A Texan II. He attended pilot training at NAS Whiting Field and Vance Air Force Base. He went on to fly the KC-135R/T during six deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Odyssey Dawn and Operation Unified Protector. Past positions include instructor pilot at Fairchild Air Force Base and teaching in the DoD’s undergraduate combat systems officer training program. He has a total flying time of 1,360 hours and 206.9 instructor hours. His military awards include Air Medal (2 OLC), Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal.
Capt. Arie N. Roest, VT-2 In April 1996, Roest enlisted as an electrician and was stationed with the combat engineers at Camp Pendleton. He was selected for the MECEP program and was commissioned in 2004. After completing flight training, he reported to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 to fly the KC-130J, where he worked in the operations department and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He holds numerous instructor pilot qualifications in various stages of training. In 2014, Roest received six awards for leading squadron production.
Lt. Matthew T. Diebolt, VT-6 After completing aviation training at NAS Pensacola, Vance Air Force Base, Diebolt was designated a naval aviator in 2009. He reported to VQ-7 Fleet Replacement Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base in 2009 and completed training in the E-6B before joining VQ-3. He was an instructor pilot in the E-6B, as well as a mission commander evaluator. He did multiple TACAMO detachments all over the world. Diebolt joined Training Squadron 6 (VT-6) in July 2012. He is currently the assistant operations officer and lead scheduler at the Training Wing 5, Flight Instructor Training Unit.
Capt. Douglas S. Proctor, VT-86 Proctor earned his wings in June 2007 and completed training at the F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Squadron in 2008. In 2012, he reported to 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, Camp Lejeune, serving as the Company I forward air controller. He deployed in 2012 to the Southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Due to a gunshot wound received during combat operations, Proctor returned stateside to rehabilitate in December 2012. In July 2013, he checked-in with MATSG-21, where he is now serving as an instructor with VT-86. Proctor has accumulated more than 1,100 hours of flight time in both the F/A-18C and T-45C.
Lt. John C. Geary, HT-8 A graduate of the United States Naval Academy in May 2007, Geary is currently serving as the aviation safety officer at Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8). He started flight training in November 2007. After selecting helicopter aviation, he earned his wings in 2009. Following a three-year tour with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14 (HS-14) in Japan, Geary was assigned to Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) as an advanced stage flight instructor flying the TH-57B and TH-57C. He has since graduated from the U.S. Naval Safety Center’s School of Aviation Safety and earned multiple FAA certificates.
Lt. Daniel R. Rogers, HT-28 Rogers reported to the HT-28 as an instructor pilot (IP) in September 2012. He currently serves as the squadron NVD stage manager and is responsible for the management and standardization of the NVD flight training syllabus for students and fellow IPs. While at HT-28, he has flown more than 1,030.8 mishap-free flight hours and completed 538 student syllabus events. In 2014, Rogers led the squadron in both hours flown and syllabus events completed. Rogers’ efforts have greatly contributed to more than 489 multi-service and international students completing the program and earning their wings.
Capt. Bradley William Swanson, NASC Swanson was an instructor for the Eastern Michigan University Professional Pilot Program before joining the United States Marine Corps in 2004. He earned his wings in 2007. In 2013, Swanson reported to Marine Aviation Training and Support Group 21 at NAS Pensacola. He was sent directly to be a ground instructor at Aviation Preflight Indoctrination, Naval Aviation Schools Command. Swanson teaches navigation and flight rules and regulations classes. He is the department head for each of his courses as well as a high risk training instructor for future naval and joint-service aviators.
Lt. Daniel R. Traylor, NASC Traylor reported to Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) at NAS Pensacola in 2008 to begin flight training. In 2009, he joined VT-10 at NAS Pensacola. After primary training, he reported to the P-3C Orion Fleet Replacement Squadron, Patrol Squadron 30 (VP-30). He earned his wings in 2010, and reported to Patrol Squadron Eight (VP-8) at NAS Jacksonville for his first operational tour, completing deployments in support of Western Pacific/Arabian Gulf and SouthCom operations. Traylor returned to NASC in 2013 and is currently an aviation pre-flight indoctrination aerodynamics instructor.
Capt. Nathan Chal, VT-3 Chal began his military service in 2001 at the United States Air Force Academy. He was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base and flew aerial refueling missions in the KC-135 Stratotanker for three years, flying a total of 790 combat hours and 97 combat missions over Afghanistan. He was selected to instruct joint primary pilot training at NAS Whiting Field and was upgraded to evaluator pilot, the highest qualification possible in the T-6B. In 2013, set an all-time squadron record for most hours flown in a single month, flying 28 consecutive days to help the Navy meet end-of-year production requirements.
Lt. Derek Rocha, VT-4 Rocha enlisted in the Navy in 1999 and attended Naval Aircrew Candidate School, Aviation Rescue Swimmer School and AME “A” School at NAS Pensacola. He was selected to attend Officer Candidate School in 2007, and was designated as a naval flight officer in August 2009. In August 2012, Rocha joined VT-10 at NAS Pensacola as a T-39 flight instructor. In 2012, Rocha was selected to stand up VT-4 as the first all-NFO squadron in preparation for the delivery of the multi-crew simulator. Rocha has logged more than 3,150 flight hours in nine different type model series naval aircraft.
Capt. Daniel S. Vanes, VT-10 Vanes was nominated by Training Squadron 10 (VT10) as the Training Wing Six Instructor of the Year for 2014. He executed 393 instructional flight hours. Eight separate primary and intermediate classes voted him top instructor pilot and dozens of individual flight students named him the most effective instructor. He was instrumental in creating the new undergraduate military flight officer (UMFO) syllabus and executed multiple standardization boards to ensure a smooth transition for both students and instructors. Vanes has flown with VT-10 since February 2012 and will depart the squadron in 2015.
Capt. Harry L. Roberts Jr., VT-86 Roberts joined the Marine Corps in May 2006 and was designated a naval flight officer in June 2009. He served with VAQ-129 at NAS Whidbey Island, VMAQ-4 MAG14 at MCAS Cherry Point and VMAQ-3, and completed two deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2013, Roberts reported to MATSG-21, NAS Pensacola, and joined VT-86 as strike phase instructor in the T-39 and the T-45. He is currently the squadron’s aviation safety officer and instructs in the strike and CAS blocks of training. He has accumulated more than 1,000 total flight hours, with more than 780 in the EA-6B Prowler.
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CNATT celebrates 12th anniversary By Lt. Cmdr. David Pratt Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs
he Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) celebrated their 12th anniversary Feb. 5 with a cake-cutting at the headquarters in Pensacola. Established Feb. 5, 2003, the CNATT domain includes 17 subordinate commands in 27 locations around the world and a staff of more than 3,000 military and civilians. Annually, CNATT provides training to more than 110,000 students. At the anniversary ceremony, CNATT Commanding Officer Capt. Katherine Erb acknowledged how far the command has come, from standup in 2003 to multiple award winner in 2014.
NMOTC begins NMCRS fund drive
“As we look back at what CNATT has accomplished over the past 12 years, you can all proudly say that we deliver the absolute best aviation training for our Sailors and Marines,” said Erb. “The high-quality work you do each and every day was recently recognized by Commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) with the announcement of the 2014 NETC Training Excellence Awards (TEA).” For their superior per-
(Left-right) Capt. Terrence Hammond, Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) executive officer, and Capt. Katherine Erb, CNATT commanding officer, cut a cake at a celebration marking the command’s 12th anniversary. Photo by AMC Ronmel Aleman
the Financial Management Award (Purple T). In addition to the anniversary recognition ceremony, the event continued offsite at the Portside Café onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, hosted by the CNATT Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Committee. Along with team building events, training was provided on topics including safety, destructive weather preparedness, operational risk management and information assurance. Barbara Lumpkin, CNATT N8 Budget Officer, has been with CNATT since the beginning. “When CNATT was first created from Naval Air Maintenance Training Group (NAMTraGru) and Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), there were a lot of challenges and that’s expected with a newly stood-up command,” she said. “But now, it’s be-
formance in 2014, Logistics Management CNATT was recognized Award (Blue T); Curricuwith seven NETC TEA lum Management Award Functional Excellence (Black T); Training ProManagement Awards: Business Ad- duction ministration and Support Award (Green T); Train(Yellow T); Planning and ing Support Management Programming (Silver T); Award (Bronze T); and nate during this year’s fund drive will go to By NMOTC PAO Sailors and Marines who are in a time of need,” Service members from the global leader in she said. “Our goal is to ensure that each and operational medicine and aviation survival every Sailor or Marine in the Pensacola area is training began its contribution process to the aware of the NMCRS and the sort of assistance Naval Air Station Pensacola annual Navy-Ma- the organization offers as well as the fund drive.” NMCRS is designed to provide financial, rine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Fund educational and other various forms of assisDrive Feb. 23. Navy Medicine Operational Training Cen- tance to members of the naval services of the ter (NMOTC) NMCRS Coordinator United States, eligible family members and surHM1(SW/AW) Elda Rodriguezarreola said the vivors in need. Founded in 1904, the Navy-Mamonth-long campaign begins March 1, but rine Corps Relief Society is a private non-profit service members interested in donating aren’t charitable organization, sponsored by the Department of the Navy and operating in nearly required to wait until the drive begins. “Donors to this wonderful organization can 250 offices ashore and afloat at Navy and Marest confident that any money they choose to do- rine Corps bases throughout the world.
come a ‘one-team, onefight’ command.” Claudia Bayne, CNATT comptroller, said the day of anniversary observances was time well spent. “This event was a great morale booster,” she said. “This helps to bring unit cohesiveness between military and civilian personnel.” CNATT is the largest learning center under the Naval Education and Training Command and is accredited by the Council on Education. Its mission is to develop, deliver and support aviation technical training necessary to meet validated fleet requirements through a continuum of professional and personal growth for Sailors and Marines. For more information about CNATT visit http://www.netc.navy.mil/c enters/cnatt or follow CNATT on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com /CNATT.
NMCRS programs are funded chiefly through charitable contributions, with the bulk of its working capital coming through the secretary of the Navy-supported annual fund drive. Nearly $1 million in financial assistance was provided to roughly 2,400 financial cases in the Pensacola area in 2011. Rodriguezarreola said that each individual command aboard NAS Pensacola, as well as those at Whiting Field and NASP Corry Station, will each have a designated active-duty fund drive representative. Posters detailing these representatives’ contact information are up, and individuals interested in volunteering or donating to this effort are encouraged to contact their command representatives.
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Local firefighters named best By Ens. Richard Krepps NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) continues to establish 2014 as a banner year for the command and its staff. After NASWF was recently named the Navy Installation Excellence Award recipient, Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC), with elements at both NAS Whiting Field and NAS Pensacola, was selected as Fire Department of the Year Award (Large Category). Two firefighters from the installation also received individual awards. Navy Region Southeast recognized ABH1 David L. Castro and ABH2 Tyler A. VanWey as Fire Instructor of the Year and Firefighter of the Year respectively. F&ESGC protects 29,000 Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and civilians. It also safeguards 381 aircraft, 27 marine vessels, 14 million square feet of facilities on more than 45 square miles and valued at $8.6 billion, resulting in a total fire loss of zero dollars. While the members work relentlessly to protect service per-
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sonnel, they go through equally great lengths to serve the surrounding community. On April 13, the fire and emergency personnel were on hand to assist with the search and rescue and administering of medical aid to more than 180 individuals who were injured when a gas line exploded at the Escambia County Central Booking Station. Members from both installations were also once again called upon to help local responders when a train derailed in Milton in December 2014. Fire Chief William Barrow offered his praise. “I am so very
proud of the men and women of Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast,” Barrow said. “They work hard to make a difference and ensure we are capable of protecting those that defend America every day across the entire area of responsibility. It truly takes all of us to make it happen.” A key component in the success of F&ESGC, Castro was selected as Fire Instructor of the Year for his “outstanding performance as an instructor, trainer, and speaker.” He personally instructed 37 firefighters in attaining 21 Fire Instructor I, eight Fire Officer I, four EMTs and three
Fire Inspector I certifications while also coordinating the training of 111 firefighters during 667 live fire evolutions. Castro’s mentorship extended beyond his fire instructor duties as he led the command indoctrination courses on Navy rights and responsibilities for 80 new reporting Sailors as well as the petty officer indoctrination courses to provide leadership skills and guidance to 35 new advanced petty officers. Despite his recent recognition, Castro was quick to attribute his success to his department. “It’s really an honor to be recognized for such an important (honor). I just try to do my job and help others when I can. We have a great department and military installation; they ensure we are provided with the tools to succeed in our future endeavors,” Castro said. VanWey, described as “energized” and a “hard charger,” was selected as Firefighter of the Year for demonstrating exceptional job performance, initiative, technical competence, resourcefulness, and leadership abilities. Vanway completed his qualifications for Airport Rescue Fire
Fighter (ARFF) Chief, Airport Firefighter, Airfield Operations, ARFF Driver/Operator on the twin agent unit and T-1500 fire apparatus, in record time. He then proceeded to lead his firefighting crew during operations for hazardous flights and responded to 25 in-flight and ground emergencies with zero loss of life, all while completing his associates of science degree in arts/liberal Studies with a 3.66 GPA. His drive and performance was rewarded by being hand-selected as the assistant fire captain for Naval Outlying Field (NOLF) Harold, a position that is normally held by a seasoned first class petty officer. “I could not be more proud of ABH1 Castro and ABH2 VanWey,” department head for both Sailors, Lt. Kenyatto Mayes said. “Both of them have worked exceptionally hard and deserve the recognition. There is no doubt that they played a major role in Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast taking the Fire Department of the Year award.” F&ESGC will now go on to represent the CNRSE at the Commander, Navy Installations Command level.
Navy League dinner honors Sailors, instructors By Ens. Jon Spoehr NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
The Santa Rosa County Council of the Navy League held its annual awards dinner Feb. 20 at Sikes Hall onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF). The dinner is held to recognize the recipients of the Navy League Sailors of the Year (SoY) and Instructors of the Year (IoY) awards. The ceremony kicked off with the presentation of the colors with help from the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, who are supported by the Navy League, followed by a dinner catered by Nouveau Pastries and Catering. Each recipient’s chief or division officer then took the stage to elaborate on the reasons for the individuals selection. These small speeches gave the audience a brief glimpse into the Sailors military professionalism and community dedication. The Blue Jackets of the Year (BJoY) were HM3 Weston Langley and AC3 Takiyah E. Watson. The Junior SoYs were HM2 Joshua White, and MA2 Joshua R. Riendeau. The Senior SoYs were HM1 Channing Smith, AW Timothy N. Thomas, Helicopter Training Squadron
18, AW2 Thomas Dougherty, Helicopter Training Squadron 28 and AB1 Sofia Gonzalez. Following the Sailors of the Year, the Navy League announced the IoY for each squadron. The IoYs were Lt.j.g. Lars Anderson, Training Squadron Two; Lt. Michael Caruso, Training Squadron Three; Lt. Jerimiah W. Wiesner, Training Squadron Six;, Lt. Patrick Salvitti, Helicopter Training Squadron Eight; Lt. Nathan Scheiber, Helicopter Training Squadron 18; Lt. Victor M. Barba, Helicopter Training Squadron 28; and Cmdr. Aaron Beattie, Training Air Wing Five Reserve Component. As with the Sailors before them, commanding officers and department heads took the opportunity to praise each instructor for their accomplishments and contributions to their squadrons. They detailed the goal of preparing student naval aviators for the fleet and the immense time and effort that each put into achieving that goal. “The instructor’s primary role is to ensure the quality of the officer produced at training along with creating the greatest naval aviator possible,” Col. Gary Kling said. The Navy League showed its appreciation for the award recipients with congratulatory letters from the organization as well as from U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller and the
City of Milton.They also received various gift cards from local businesses: Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Blackwater Bistro and Navy Federal Credit Union. Recognition is both a matter of pride for the Navy League in addition to being part of their mandate to support the Navy, according to Navy League Santa Rosa County Council President Pete Gandy. The Navy League has three missions, the first being “To enhance the morale of active-duty personnel and their families,” Gandy said. “For more than 25 years our council has chosen to recognize the outstanding active duty young men and women stationed at NAS Whiting Field through the Sailors of the Quarter and the Sailors and Flight Instructors of the Year events,” he said. “In an era where the military is shrinking and fewer in the public really know what our military actually does to protect and defend our nation, recognizing outstanding performers in the sea services helps accomplish two goals: Enhancing morale for those doing tough jobs in the Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard by acknowledging their contributions and highlighting to the public the important role our military plays in protecting our freedoms.”
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Navy Exchange to be closed March 8 Due to a planned power outage, the Navy Exchange (NEX) Pensacola Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West, and the Center for Information Dominance Navy Exchange Student Store will be closed March 8. The commissary, gas kiosk and the package store will be open on normal hours. For more information, call 458-8258.
School to present auction March 7
Escambia Christian School will presents its 11th annual “A Bid for Excellence” auction March 7 at Gateway Church of Christ Family Life Center, 245 Brent Lane. Doors open at 4 p.m. for preview of items. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. The live auction will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. Seating is limited. For more information, call 433-8476.
Newcomers Club meeting for lunch Newcomers Club of Greater Pensacola meets on the second Wednesday (March 11) of the month at 9 a.m. at the Pensacola Yacht Club for games and a luncheon/meeting. The $14 cost includes lunch. Newcomers is open to all women who have resided in Pensacola two years or fewer. Monthly activities include a book club, bridge, Bunco, bowling, chef’s night out, movie afternoon, and more. Call Anne Martin at 432-1826 or email email@example.com. For more details, go to www.pensacolanewcomers.com.
ROWWA members to meet March 12 The Retired Officers’ Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will meet at 11 a.m. March 12 at Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 East Gregory St. This month, the group will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Wear green. The cost is $20 per person. The members share experiences as military wives. Guests are invited to attend. Membership is open to wives, widows and retired women officers of all military services. For luncheon reservations, call Mary Chase at 995-4466 prior to March 9. For membership information, contact Molly Werner 292-9756.
VA holding Town Hall event in Mobile The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System will hold a Town Hall event for veterans March 10 at its Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Mobile, Ala. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. in the University of South Alabama’s chapel. The Mobile CBOC is located at 1504 Springhill Ave. in Mobile. The event is designed to be an open forum for veterans receiving care from VA. The VA’s goal is to ensure veterans, their families, and beneficiaries have the opportunity to be heard, and have their health care concerns addressed by a senior Gulf Coast VA official and/or subject-matter expert(s). Veterans receiving care from any Gulf Coast VA facilities (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., or Pensacola, Eglin and Panama City in Florida) are invited to the event. For more information, go to www.biloxi.va.gov.
Business workshop offered at UWF The Florida Small Business Development Center at UWF Government Contracting Services is offering a workshop entitled “How To Do Business With Local Government” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 11 at the UWF Conference Center, 11000 University Pkwy., Bldg. 22, Room A. The workshop is for those without sales experience to local government. It will provide an educational view of local government purchasing and how to do business with cities, counties, districts, universities and colleges across Northwest Florida. Cost is $50. Registration and pre-payment is required. You also will need to obtain a parking pass at the visitor’s center. To register and pay, go to www.cgccnigp.org.
ANSO symposium planned at NASP The Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO) has scheduled its Central Region 2015 Leadership Symposium for March 18 at the Mustin Beach Club aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The theme is “Taking Charge of Your Career and Your Future.” ANSO mission is to focus on the mentorship and professional development of Hispanic service members in the seafaring services. The symposium will bring together officers, civilian executives, enlisted personnel and other senior leaders in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and maritime industry to learn from, network with and mentor one another, as well as conduct professional development training. It is recommended that attendees bring along their evaluations, fitness reports, and other performance records. Uniform for the symposium is as follows: Navy personnel service khaki for E-7 and above and service uniform for E-6 and below; Marine Corps personnel Service “C”; and Coast Guard personnel tropical blues.
SAPR team recruiting victim advocates The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program is recruiting active-duty military members to serve as victim advocates (VA) for the Naval Air Station Pensacola SAPR team. DoD requires all VAs to be certified through the Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (DSAACP). The first step is for the VA candidate to be validated by their commander via the command SAPR POC. The next step is to complete the required 40 hours SAPR initial VA class. The next class will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 9-13 at the Fleet and Family Support Center. A VA registration packet, a completed DD Form 2909, and a personal interview with one of the NASP SARCs are required prior to attending class. The last day for packet/interview is March 5. If you are interested in becoming a VA for sexual assault victims or would like more information, contact one of the Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC), Anne Ballensinger, firstname.lastname@example.org, 4529017; Lillie Johnson, Lillie.o.johnson@ navy.mil; 452-5109, the civilian VA, Kristy.email@example.com, 452-5328, or the Fleet and Family Support Center at 452-5990, ext. 0. The cost is $50 for ANSO members and $75 for nonmembers. The Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy will be sponsoring service members to attend by funding their registrations fee to the symposium. For more information, go to www.ansomil.org.
Classes scheduled for military spouses
A Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) for Spouses training classes is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 28 in the Commanding Officer’s Conference Room at MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450. Classes are free and all military spouses are welcome. L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses training provides an overview of the Marine Corps structure, services and benefits. Participants also get an opportunity to meet other spouses, participate in fun and informative activities, and learn about resources that are available. The training also includes an introduction to what the local area has to offer. Preregistration is required. To register, contact Lisa Duvall, MCFTB trainer, by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Fling scheduled for March 14 Warrington Baptist Church, 103 West Winthrop Ave., has scheduled a Spring Fling from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 14. The event, which will feature games, face painting and live entertainment, is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call 455-4578.
Tea party for Women’s History Month A Will & Way Inc. will present an afternoon tea party to celebrate Women’s History Month at 2 p.m. March 14 at 1824 North Ninth Ave. Several local women who have made history will be recognized and some in honor of national legends. Music and entertainment will also be presented. A donation of $20 per person is requested and is due by March 3. Checks made payable to A Will & Way Inc. may be mailed to P.O. Box 3133, Pensacola, FL 32516 or via PayPal. The proceeds will benefit the group’s youth leadership project. For more information, contact Williemae Stanberry by e-mail at email@example.com.
Drill platoon coming to Pensacola
The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon is scheduled to perform onboard NAS Pensacola at noon March 19 on the Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) parade field. The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon is a 24-man rifle platoon that performs a unique precision drill exhibition. Throughout the year, the platoon performs in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators at Marine Barracks Washington and at numerous events across the country and abroad.
AeroFest to be March 20-21 in Mobile
AeroFest is coming to Mobile March 20-21 at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley Field. The festival’s mission is to actively improve the lives of America’s injured warriors through a confluence of talent, vision and technology. The festival will feature music, arts, sports, educational information, festivities and fun. For more information, go to www.mobileaerofest.com.
Fight diabetes by taking a bike ride The 2015 Gulf Coast Tour de Cure to support the American Diabetes Association is scheduled for March 21. Cyclists will gather at the Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road, on Pensacola Beach. Routes range from a four-mile bike trail ride to a 60-mile route along the beaches of Northwest Florida. The bus will leave for starting locations at 8 a.m. All routes offer rest stops, support and gear vehicles. Riders return to a party, lunch and entertainment at Margaritaville Beach Hotel. The registration fee is $15, with a fundraising minimum of $200. For more information, contact Lynne Cranford at 492-6100, ext. 3131 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Models wanted for NEX fashion show Models of all shapes and sizes are needed for an upcoming spring fashion show at the Navy Exchange (NEX) Pensacola Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. The show is scheduled for March 28. No purchase necessary to model. If you would like to participate, sign up in the customer service department. For more information, call 458-8258.
Flora-Bama schedules March 28 race Flora-Bama is gearing up for the second annual Beach Run/Walk for America’s Warriors 5K and half marathon, which is scheduled for March 28. FloraBama is donating all registration fees to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (email@example.com) ensures financial aide and counseling to families of fallen heroes. Last year, the Flora-Bama donated $6,230 from the inaugural 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 13. Race registration fees will increase a $10 after March 13. For more information, contact Jenifer Surface Ivey at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.flora bama.com.
Dates announced for Senior Follies The theme for the 18th annual Pensacola Seniors Follies will be “Those Were the Days.” The two-hour song-and-dance comedy review is scheduled for March 13-15 at WSRE-TV Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. March 13 and 2 p.m. March 14 and March 15. Proceeds will go to support various senior programs in the community. Tickets can be purchased at Bayview Senior Center and West Escambia Senior Center. Ticket information is available by calling 453-3016 or 417-7736.
Learn how to start your own business The Florida Small Business Development Center at UWF is offering the “Start-up Business Boot Camp” workshop series during March and April at Gulf Coast Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Participants in this four-week training course will learn how to start, plan, market and effectively manage a business. The price is $150, a savings of $50 off the total cost of taking all five workshops separately. Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon March 10, March 12, March 17, March 19, March 24, March 26, March 31 and April 2. Pre-registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 474-2528.
Money management class announced Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, 333 Commerce St., is offering a nine-week class on getting control of your money. The first class is 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 14. The fee is $93. For more information contact Sharon Barger at email@example.com or (618) 638-4333. Register at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/54340/ class/273826.
Run to Ride 5K scheduled for March 28 Alethia Christian Academy has scheduled a Run to Ride 5K run/walk for 9 a.m. March 28. Check in is at 8 a.m. The race will start at the academy, 1700 Woodchuck Ave. Proceeds will help fund a new school bus. Registration fee is $25 for adults and $12 for ages 12 and younger for those who sign up by March 6. For more information, go to www.acalions.org.
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 7, at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 630 North Navy Blvd. All interested parties are welcome. For more information, call 456-3556.
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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 2015.
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
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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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 Don’t be fuelish – Use only E10 or lower fuel in any lawn how to stop the machine and garden equipment. quickly if needed.
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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 Spring is sprung ... 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.
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NASP honors Civilians of the Quarter From staff reports
AS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support’s (FFSC) Anne Ballensinger is Senior Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) and MWR’s Katie Anderson Junior CoQ winner for fourth quarter calendar year 2014. Senior Civilian of the Quarter Anne Ballensinger “Ballensinger is one of the Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC) for NASP and is a consummate professional and leader,” Kathleen Doherty, NASP FFSC director, said in her nomination. Ballensinger was hired as the civilian victim advocate (VA) in May 2013 and was promoted to the SARC position in April 2014 as a result of her outstanding performance. As the SARC, she is sensitive and focused, and does an outstanding job working with victims, supervising victim advocates, training and working with commands. Ballensinger came on board with a vast knowledge of sexual assault advocacy from the civilian sector and has learned the military structure, policy and instructions, and applies the information to benefit victims, victim advocates and the program. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
(SAPR) has gone through numerous changes during her tenure, each requiring quick implementation, and her leadership has helped to incorporate those changes seamlessly. In this quarter alone, Ballensinger provided 96 hours of direct training to 162 individuals. In addition, she traveled to AUTEC to assist the command there with its SAPR program. She provided training to leadership, new VAs, and other SAPR personnel, single-handedly bringing the program into compliance. Ballensinger is a team player, has an excellent work ethic, is creative, and has many administrative talents and skills which she readily applies in accomplishing the SAPR workload. She is very disciplined, thorough, and shows initiative and a thirst for knowledge and excellence. Junior Civilian of the Quarter Katie Anderson “As the assistant Liberty Program coordinator for NAS Pen-
sacola and NASP Corry Station, (Anderson’s) hard work, dedication, and accomplishments over the past quarter have made a significant impact on the quality of life for thousands of service members and established the NASP Liberty Program as one of the finest in the Navy,” reads Anderson’s nomination. She is responsible for the daily operation of the NASP Liberty Center, as well as most of the staffing and administration duties. The NASP Liberty Center served more than 100,000 patrons and offered more than 60 programs this quarter. Each center offers free pool tables, computers, Xbox Ones, PS4s, Wiis, and more than 600 movies to choose from on MWR’s Movies on Demand System. Anderson pushes her staff to maintain quality customer service skills and to always strive to exceed the patron’s expectations by
providing a comfortable, inviting atmosphere. One of the biggest accomplishments during this quarter includes the MWR stocking giveaway. This annual program takes major coordination with the rest of the NASP team. She coordinated with Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast to deliver 3,000 Christmas stockings to base family and bachelor housing via a fire truck. She also served as the photographer and the social media expert for posting information. During the past quarter, Anderson has been influential in many events organized through MWR. As beverage coordinator at the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show, she handled the role without issue. The sales for the show exceeded $74,000 with no reported alcohol related incidences. Anderson also serves as a main CARE training facilitator (training in alcohol serving lim-
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its and underage drinking) and delivers training to the Portside Enlisted Club, The Oaks restaurant, and the Mustin Beach Club on a regular basis. Anderson is solely responsible for coordinating more than 10 indoctrination courses each week to incoming personnel at both NASP and NASP CID. She offers a complete welcome aboard presentation full of great recreational opportunities and a packet of valuable coupons. Another key aspect for her nomination is her mentoring of collegiate interns. Due to the cuts in CNIC, the internship program has been eliminated from CNIC world, but (Anderson) kept it afloat at NASP. This program is now officially the “Work Study Program.” This program allows for students with a great educational background to come in and actually do the things they read about in textbooks. With her guidance, these former interns have been able to take what they learned here and make a further impact in the lives of service members around the world. It is not unusual to find (Anderson) working late to ensure that every need is met, whether a need of the patrons or of her boss. She prides herself on always doing her best and is known for high quality work. Anderson can always be depended on and has become a “go-to” member of the MWR team.
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Gulf Islands National Seashore needs volunteers, plans burns From National Park Service
n preparations for the summer season, Gulf Islands National Seashore is accepting applications for volunteers and has announced plans for some controlled burns. Superintendent Dan Brown has issued a call for volunteers to assist with operating the visitor centers at Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas. The park is looking to recruit volunteers who care about park resources, work well in teams and enjoy serving the public. Volunteers will work at least one, eight-hour day per week to staff the information desk at the visitor center, answer visitor questions and provide sales help in the Eastern National bookstores.
Applicants will be required to complete a security background check. The seashore will pay all costs associated with obtaining the background check. Training and uniform will be provided. Interested persons should contact Volunteer Coordinator Roxanne Sellers at 934-2608 or Eastern National Site Manager Kathy Rappold at 723-7830. Brown has also announced that during the spring or early summer, the seashore plans to conduct one to four small con-
trolled burns within the Naval Live Oaks Area. Longleaf pine areas of Naval Live Oaks depend on regular fires to maintain the ecosystem type, which is important habitat for many wildlife species. In March 2011, a total of 216 acres were burned. The night after the burn, unpredicted fog occurred and, mixed with smoke, resulted in the closure of Highway 98 for several days during the early morning. This year, the seashore will burn smaller blocks limited to 10-30 acres, and will use ground ignition to limit smoke and provide maximum control of the burn areas. The park will also incorporate additional meteorological data, conducting the burns only when specific conditions for wind and lack of fog are
met in order to properly disperse smoke away from developed areas. Recent wildland fire seasons have been extreme serving as a reminder that fire is a natural phenomenon. By introducing fire in a controlled manner, the chances of a destructive wildfire are reduced. The exact date and time for the prescribed burns will depend upon weather factors. Park officials expect that due to humidity levels, burning will most likely begin around 10 a.m. and end by around 4 p.m. on the day(s) of the burn. Once a date is selected, the local news media and park neighbors will be contacted. Any public inquiries should be directed to Gulf Islands Chief of Science and Resources Stewardship Cass Bromley at 916-3011, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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Trucks such as the Son-uva Digger will be featured in the Monster Jam series at Pensacola Bay Center.
Big wheels rolling into town Monster trucks lined up for three shows at Pensacola Bay Center Story, photo from Feld Motor Sports
Giant trucks will be revving their engines at 7:30 p.m. today, March 6, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, March 7, at the Pensacola Bay Center. The stars of are the Monster Jam truck series are 12-foot-tall, 10,000-pound trucks that race through a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – or smash through. Featured trucks will include the Zombie Hunter, Son-uva Digger driven by Ryan Anderson, Barbarian driven by Devin Jones, The Xtermigator driven by J.R. McNeal, Ice Cream Man driven by Roy Pridgeon, Razin Kane driven by Buddy Thompkins and Jester driven by Matt
Pagliarulo. However, the lineup is subject to change without notice. Ticket prices range from $22 to $30, and tickets are subject to service, handling and facility fees. All seats increase $2 the day of the event. Military with ID can get a $5 discount on selected seats. Tomorrow’s 2 p.m. show will also feature the Party in the Pits from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Patrons will need a valid Saturday event ticket along with a pit party pass. Free pit passes are available at participating Southern Ford Dealers while supplies last. Pit party passes also will be available at the box office the day of the show for $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the Bay Center box office. For more information on Monster Jam, go to www.MonsterJam.com.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Seventh Son” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Jupiter Ascending” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “SpongeBob the Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Project Almanac,” PG-13, 8 p.m.
“SpongeBob the Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (3D), PG, noon; “Jupiter Ascending” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Run All Night,” R, 5 p.m. (free sneak preview); “Seventh Son” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Paddington,” PG, 12:30 p.m.; “SpongeBob the Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Seventh Son” (2D), PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Jupiter Ascending” (2D), PG13, 7 p.m.
“SpongeBob the Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (2D), PG, noon, 2 p.m.; “Seventh Son” (3D), PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Jupiter Ascending” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Project Almanac,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Taken 3,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “The Boy Next Door,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “The Wedding Ringer,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Seventh Son” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Jupiter Ascending” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “SpongeBob the Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Black or White,” PG, 7:30 p.m.
“SpongeBob the Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Taken 3,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Project Almanac,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Boy Next Door,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Selma,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Black or White,” PG, 7:30 p.m.; “Paddington,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Jupiter Ascending” (2D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
“Seventh Son” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Jupiter Ascending” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “SpongeBob the Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Project Almanac,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
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.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Flea Market: Registration to sell items at the MWR Outdoor Flea Market is now open. Sell your creations and unwanted items at the from noon to 4:30 p.m. March 22 at the MWR Sports Complex on Highway 98 (rain date will be March 29). Reserve space today. For pricing details and applications, visit MWR web site. The market is open for all for selling and buying. Application and payment in advance. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • New Beginners Karate Class: NASP School of Karate, Shotokan Karate. Instructor: Sensei John Wynne. Class at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, is open to active-duty, retirees, reservists, DoD and family members ages 10 and older. Cost is $20 per month ($22 DoD). Advanced classes also offered. For information or to register, call 291-0904, 452-7810 or 452-7813. • Danger Zone Paintball: Sign up for the Paintball Challenge at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Danger Zone Paintball is now open until 5 p.m. Monday and Friday for challenge events. The cost is $20 for activeduty and $30 for civilians and includes three acres of woodsball play, full equipment rental, 500 rounds of paint and free air refills. Reservations are required two weeks in advance. For details, call 281-5489. • The First Tee: Register for the program and take advantage of free golf lessons. Available free for children ages 7-18 of military personnel and civilian employees. Register at Youth Center, Bldg. 3690, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Josh Meador at A.C. Read Golf Course, 4522454, or the Youth Center at 452-2417. • Seabreeze Jazz Festival: The Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 has discount tickets available for purchase for the Seabreeze Jazz Festival April 22-26. There are single-day, three-day and four-day tickets available. For more information, call 452-6354. • Aqua Zumba Classes: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at indoor pool, Bldg. 3828. Music and exercise classes are free. For more information, call 452-4392. • Down Da Mississippi Virtual Swim: Challenge yourself. Swim the length of the Mississippi River in the span of four months to promote your personal fitness goals. Average 30 miles per month. Swimmers have until the end of May to complete the task during lap and recreational swim times at indoor pool, For more information, call 452-9429. • Mission Nutrition and NOFFS Classes: Two certifications in one class. Course dates for 2015 are April 22-23 at Corry Navy Wellness Center, Bldg. 3712, and Aug. 25-16, Radford at Radford Fitness Center, Bldg. 4143. Class times 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Nicole Gilchrest by phone at 452-7810 or by e-mail at nicole.gilchrest@ navy.mil.
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 offenderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.
NAS Pensacola Protestant â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634. â&#x20AC;˘ Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. â&#x20AC;˘ Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. â&#x20AC;˘ Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. â&#x20AC;˘ WomenĘźs Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634. â&#x20AC;˘ Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. â&#x20AC;˘ Bible study (for all), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms; 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. â&#x20AC;˘ Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. â&#x20AC;˘ Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints â&#x20AC;˘ Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant â&#x20AC;˘ Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. â&#x20AC;˘ Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary.
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Fleet and Family Support Center â&#x20AC;˘ Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. â&#x20AC;˘ Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. â&#x20AC;˘ Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints â&#x20AC;˘ Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic â&#x20AC;˘ Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic â&#x20AC;˘ Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant â&#x20AC;˘ Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish â&#x20AC;˘ BĘźnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. â&#x20AC;˘ Temple Bethâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org . Seventh-day Adventist â&#x20AC;˘ 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 453-3442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: â&#x20AC;˘ Military Tot Playgroup: The NASP Fleet and Family Support Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New Parent Support Group and the WSRE Imagination Station are presenting an event for babies and toddlers from 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, 351 West Cedar St. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. â&#x20AC;˘ Time to move: If you want help with PCS move
NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: â&#x20AC;˘ Perdido Spring Fest: A fair at 2221 South Blue Angel Parkway. Volunteers needed March 9-14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; midday March 9-10 to assist with event setup, and in the evening March 11-14 to assist with parking. Meals and transportation will be provided. â&#x20AC;˘ Brownsville Uniting The Community: Event is noon to 4 p.m. April 25, however, volunteers needed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Organizers need 30 Navy volunteers who are willing to assist with cook-
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stop by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and is offered at at 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Open to all branches. For information or to reserve a seat, call 452-5609. â&#x20AC;˘ Personal Financial Management: A series of classes are offered throughout the year on topics such as car buying, using credit cards, developing a budget and spending plan and how to build your savings. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.
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