Visiting helos onboard NASP through March 15 ... Aircraft from Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron (HMHT) 302, from New River, N.C., will be operating at NAS Pensacola through March 15. Flying the CH-53, the largest helicopter in the Marine Corps inventory, the squadron will be training pilots and aircrew with operations centered around NAS Pensacola, Navy Outlying Field (OLF) Choctaw and other OLFs in the area. Training missions for HMHT 302, while at NAS Pensacola, will include night operations until midnight on several days. Residents near the air station can expect increased noise levels as the aircraft takeoff and land at the base.
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Navy Training Excellence Award winners announced By Ed Barker NETC PAO
NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins was guest speaker at the base’s Black History Month program Feb. 28 at the NASC auditorium. Photo by Mike O’Connor
Black History Month program remembers sacrifices, advances By Aly Altonen NASP PAO Intern
More than 150 military personnel and civilians attended the annual African-American/Black History Month program, “Civil Rights in America,” that was held at the Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) auditorium Feb. 28 with NAS Pensacola Commanding Offi-
cer Capt. Keith Hoskins as the guest speaker. “It’s a time for the Navy to recognize the many African-American Sailors who have contributed to the diversity of thoughts, experience, background and skill that is essential to meeting the Navy’s mission
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Rear Adm. Mike White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), announced the winners of the 2013 Training Excellence Awards (TEA) for superior accomplishment supporting NETC’s mission Feb. 25. The annual award recognizes commands that demonstrate the highest standards of training excellence, consistently producing Sailors possessing relevant and effective skills that enable them to succeed, achieving the needs of the fleet by increasing our Navy’s mission readiness and strengthening our nation. “Our Navy is the best in the world and the only way to achieve this level of readiness is with tremendous training and education,” said White. “This year’s TEA winners represent thousands of dedicated instructors and support staffs around the globe, who work diligently on a daily basis ensuring that our training is cutting-edge and current. The warriors they have trained stand ready to fight and win around the world, thanks to the exemplary training provided by these professionals throughout the NETC enterprise.”
The Training Excellence Award competition structure resembles the Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) competition held throughout the fleet; recognizing sustained superior performance in an operational environment within a command. At the end of the year, each NETC training headquarters directorate assesses the learning centers and training support centers based on established performance measures, and total the results. Areas evaluated include results of inspector general (IG) and safety visits, how well the staff manages training and student throughput, correct handling of specialty items such as ordnance, radiation, highrisk training, and critical support functions, like public affairs and personnel matters. TEA Board Coordinator Dorothy Singleton noted that winning the TEA is no easy task. “The 2013 TEA completion demonstrated the hard work performed in and behind the classrooms to ensure delivered training meets fleet requirements,” said Singleton. “The winners demonstrated significant accomplishments as they carry out NETC’s strategic goals.”
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Officials celebrate reopening of NASP chapel Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
It was a happy day Feb. 28 when dignitaries and guests gathered in front of the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) for a celebration to mark the completion of a $3.2 million renovation project. “I just am excited about this special occasion that we have this morning,” said Command Chaplin Cmdr. Steven “Todd” Orren. “It has been over a year since we have been in the chapel and we are so looking forward to being back in and having services in the chapel.” The chapel complex in Bldg. 1982 was closed in December 2012 for the first major overhaul of the structure, which was built in 1961. The 14,300square-foot building houses the main chapel as well as the
Marine helps make leukemia-stricken childʼs birthday special ... For Tyler Seddon’s 7th birthday (March 6), all
The base’s Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel reopened Feb. 28 after being closed for more than a year for renovations. See Gosportʼs page 5B for a list of services.
smaller Our Lady of Loretto Chapel. Thousands of weddings, funerals and special occasions, including commissioning ceremonies, have been held at the chapel throughout the years
and speakers talked about what it represents for the NASP community. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins was
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Time change this weekend: Spring ahead ... At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 9, clocks will move an hour ahead (or spring forward) to begin daylight saving time.
he and his mother wished was for him to get birthday cards from his heroes – firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and of course, military service members. But those people think Tyler is pretty heroic too, as he battles acute lymphoblastic leukemia for the second time. Tyler’s story has gone viral and when NAS Pensacola Marine Pfc. Kyle Stephens saw Tyler’s story on Facebook, he knew NASP could play a part in making the Framingham, Mass., boy’s birthday wish come true as well. Stephens set up a location to put two 36- by 56-inch posters in the NASP galley with the help of CSC Clinton Berke, the chief of the galley. Between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 26, more than 2,000 Airmen, Marines and Sailors signed and left messages for Tyler. “The compassion of the Marines, Sailors and Airmen of the naval training station in Pensacola, along with the galley staff and CSC Berke, made it possible,” Stephens said. Stephens sent the two posters, 24 smaller cards and a personal video from aircrew Marines to Tyler earlier this week. Photo by Dyune Martinez
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NETC training activities and those that conduct NETC training courses are eligible. The TEA is composed of three categories – the Learning Center Training Excellence “T” Award, the Training Support Center Training Support Excellence “TS” Award and Functional Excellence Awards. The area 2013 award winners include: Learning Center Training Excellence (White T) Award:
• Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, NASP. The Learning Center recipients of the Functional Awards are: Planning and Programming (Silver T): • Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving, Panama City, Fla. • Center for Information Dominance, NASP. • Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, NASP. Logistics Management Award (Blue T):
• Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving, Panama City, Fla. • Center for Information Dominance, NASP. • Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, NASP. Curriculum Management Award (Black T): • Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving, Panama City, Fla. • Center for Information Dominance, NASP. • Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, NASP.
Training Production Management Award (Green T): • Center for Information Dominance, NASP. • Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, NASP. Training Support Management Award (Bronze T): • Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving, Panama City, Fla. • Center for Information Dominance, NASP. • Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, NASP. A plaque and a burgee (pen-
nant) will be presented to the award winners. Commands are authorized to display the burgee throughout the 2014 calendar year to indicate their outstanding accomplishment and excellence in the delivery of education and training. For a complete list of TEA 2013 winners, visit http:// www. navy. mil/ submit/ display. asp?story_id=79317. For a more information about the Naval Education and Training Command, visit https:// www. netc. navy.mil/.
TRICARE For Life (TFL) pharmacy pilot program starting Submitted by Defense Health Agency
After March 14, a pilot program will require TRICARE For Life (TFL) beneficiaries to use TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy to fill prescriptions for select maintenance medications. This pilot program was a provision of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. On Feb. 18, TFL beneficiaries taking an affected medication started receiving letters notifying them of the pilot. After the program starts, they have two, 30day refills of their prescriptions covered at a retail pharmacy before they are responsible for 100 percent of the cost. Beneficiaries may call the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, Express Scripts, at 1 (877) 882-3335 to switch to Home Delivery or with questions about their medications. Some individuals are exempt, including people with another prescription drug plan, or people living outside the 50 United States. People living in a nursing home may contact Express Scripts to request a waiver. TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is safe, convenient and easy to use.
Home Delivery offers beneficiaries a 90-day supply of their brand name medication for $13. Switching from these prescriptions from a retail pharmacy to Home Delivery can save TRICARE beneficiaries up to $152 a year for each prescription. Beneficiaries can also save by asking their doctor to write them a prescription for a generic version. “Home Delivery is an excellent option for TRICARE beneficiaries to get their chronic maintenance medications,” said Capt. Maureen Padden, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola. “Home Delivery is less expensive and convenient, but more importantly, it can contribute to improved compliance with therapy by ensuring you never run out of your medication. You can still choose to use the NHP Pharmacy, including our new Satellite Pharmacy located next to the Commissary and Navy Exchange, for your medications. As this program is new, please call ahead to 505-6640 to make sure your prescription is available.” For the most recent information about the pilot program or to sign up for ealerts with the latest updates, go to www.tricare. mil/tflpilot.
VITA tax help available at NASP By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
If you have not done your taxes yet, you might want to pay a visit to the NAS Pensacola Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) center. The office, which is located in Bldg. 680, Room 225 (121 Cuddahy St.), is scheduled to be open through the April 15 tax deadline, according to ABE1 Eric Zienzant. The phone number to reach the center is 452-2209. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tuesday hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Note that the hours are subject to change. Other Navy tax assistance sites are available at NATTC and NASC aboard NAS Pensacola and at the Center for Information Dominance aboard NASP Corry Station. For more information, go to http://www.jag.navy.mil/organization/code_16_tax_info.htm. BHM from page 1
requirements in the past and today,” said Hoskins. The former Blue Angel is also the first black commanding officer of NASP. Hoskins shared the story of Ens. Jesse L. Brown, the Navy’s first black naval aviator. Brown was a skilled aviator who flew 20 combat missions in support of United Nations troops fighting in Korea. When Brown’s plane was downed by enemy fire, Lt. j.g. Thomas Hudner, his white friend and wingman, crash-landed his own plane nearby in an attempt to save him. Though Brown could not be extricated and died in the wreckage, he did not die alone. “It’s a part of Navy history that has inspired me, in terms of diversity and inclusion in breaking barriers,” Hoskins said.
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Others participated in the ceremony as well. MA1 Robert Donald read an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, while AN Kaitlin Apley recited “Testament,” a poem by Carolyn Rodgers. Several Sailors also gave short biographies of monumental African-Americans who played major roles in the Civil Rights movement for a section of the program titled “Who Am I.” The NASP Multicultural Awareness Committee event was one of several Black History Month events held onboard NASP in February. Black history was first recognized in 1926, known as “Negro History Week” at the time. It was later expanded to the whole month of February in 1976, more commonly referred to as “National African American/ Black History Month.”
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White 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.
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NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins (second from left) helps cut the ribbon during rededication service Feb. 28 for the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. With Hoskins are NASP Command Chaplin Cmdr. Steven “Todd” Orren (second from right), NASP Public Works Officer Cmdr. Jeff Deviney (right) and John Steadham (left), president of Grand Coastal Builders. Photo by Janet Thomas
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among the officers who were commissioned in front of the chapel. “My father gave me my first salute as I handed him a silver dollar, so there is a lot of history and legacy here at this chapel,” he said. “You know we talk about the chapel, we talk about the church. It is not just the people who are in the church on a particular Sunday or a Wednesday when services are going on. The church is worldwide – it is all of those that have trained here, that have been stationed here, that have been through these doors of this chapel since 1961. That is the church, all of the services and all of the people of the congregation.” NASP Public Works Officer Cmdr. Jeff Deviney, who received his commission at the chapel in 1996, remembers it as a place of refuge. “It was the one place where you could come and you didn’t have drill instructors yelling at you,” he said. He said being a part of the long-awaited restoration was special for him. “I’ve done this for about 19 years now – building buildings and maintaining infrastructure across the Navy,” Deviney said. “But it is very rare that you get to do a renovation in a place like this where you actually have an emotional or historical connection to it.” Hoskins and Deviney praised the contractor, who completed the work ahead of schedule. John Steadham, president and owner of the Pensacola-based Grand Coastal Builders, said the project was a great experience because he felt he had a special connection to the building. “I grew up here in this community,” he said. “My mother, she’s buried at Barrancas (National Cemetery). My father is retired Navy.” He said he has attended many weddings and funerals at the chapel in the past and taking on the restoration job was a challenge. No major changes were made to the structure of the building, but extensive The Rhodes Building, 41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 402, Pensacola, FL 32504, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.-A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.
improvements were completed. The renovation focused mostly on mechanical and cosmetic repairs such as updating electrical systems, replacing heating and air conditioning units, refinishing the pews, installing new carpet and rehanging the doors. The steeple was painted and wood was replaced, but the original plan to replace it with a fiberglass steeple was dropped because the building is more than 50 years old and falls under historical preservation rules. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a short rededication service was held inside the chapel. Deputy Command Chaplain Lt. Zach Speegle and The Rev. Father Pete McLaughlin, the contract priest for NASP, assisted Orren with the invocation and benediction. Music included a medley of “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” and “Amazing Grace” played by Speegle on an alto saxophone and “The Navy Hymn” performed on the Schlicker Pipe Organ by organist Mike McCracken. Members of the congregation are happy to be back in the chapel. During renovations services had to be held in the auditorium at the Naval Aviation Schools Command auditorium, the All Faiths Chapel or the NASP Corry Station Chapel. “Getting back in this chapel is a real big benchmark for us,” said Joy Samsel, Deputy Public Affairs Officer at Naval Education and Training Command, who has been an active member and volunteer at the chapel for many years. “While it was wonderful that NASC hosted us over at their auditorium, this is home.” Samsel pointed out how important the chapel is to the NASP community. “We have thousands of new Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and Soldiers come through every single year here and they need a place where they can get a little bit of spiritual comfort,” she said. “The chaplains and the staff at the chapel are just a wonderful outlet for all of these young military members and, of course, our retirees.”
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High quality training for Sailors equals fleet readiness By Rear Adm. Mike S. White Commander, Naval Education and Training Command
As you read this, there are more than 31,000 Sailors in commands around the world being trained in the skills and abilities that keep our Navy the most formidable maritime force in the world, and our republic free. Having completed a successful deployment with the Carrier Strike Group 11 aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in December 2013, I am fully aware of the positive impact the training commands within the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) domain have on our Navy’s readiness. Strike Group Eleven completed exercises in the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Fleet areas of responsibility and supported Operation Enduring Freedom, completing every task with skill and expertise that, I believe, would be the envy of any military commander. Throughout my career I’ve had the opportunity to work side by side with some of the most exceptional people in the world – United States Navy Sailors. I know what they are capable of and I know that the only way they achieve this level of readiness is with exemplary training and education. We often talk about our people as the factor that sets our Navy apart from all others. That
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Rear Adm. Michael White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command, (left) talks with Sailors in the Aviation Machinist’s Mate Jet Engine Laboratory at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) onboard NAS Pensacola. Photo by Joy Samsel
standard of excellence begins when we recruit the best civilians in the nation. Our training commands provide nearly all the accession training for new Sailors. In FY13 Recruit Training Command (RTC) trained 43,279 enlisted Sailors, while the 61 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) units, consisting of 75 host schools and 89 cross-town affiliations at colleges and universities around the nation, trained and educated 756 midshipmen. In the Seaman to Admiral 21 program last year, we trained 196 Sailors, while 1,094 were trained at the Officer Candidate School at Newport, R.I. NETC is one of the largest commands in the Navy with an integrated workforce including more than 12,000 military, civilian, and contractors sup-
porting the fleet. Every Sailor in the Navy participates in our training and education program at some point in their career. Following their accession training, Sailors go on to learn the skills they will use every day as they serve around the globe. On any given day, there are more than 31,000 students enrolled in the more than 5,000 NETC courses at more than 240 NETC learning sites worldwide. Our training commands provide individual technical training in weapons and platform operations and maintenance. Our learning centers are positioned across the nation and are structured to focus on specific training supporting the warfighting enterprises. The Training Support Centers located in San Diego, Calif.; Hampton Roads, Va.; and Great
Lakes, Ill., provide support to all Sailors in the region. To meet current and future requirements, our training is developed in partnership with our customers – the fleet. Fleet representatives and community managers from Naval Personnel Command join us for reviews of curriculum, including via the Human Performance Requirements Review (HPRR) process. A HPRR is a comprehensive review of existing training against validated requirements involving systems and platforms as well as community or career management needs. This is just one way we work with the experts in the fleet to enable readiness. To support our Sailor’s career progression, we provide the enlisted advancement exams, and the Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) and Rate Training Manuals that Sailors use to prepare for the exams. Much of the Navy’s leadership training is developed and coordinated through our training commands as well. Advanced education initiatives including voluntary education programs, enlisted education programs, scholarships, and graduate and advanced voucher programs which allow Sailors to earn college credits and degrees are part of our mission. The high quality of our train-
ing is recognized by industry and civilian certifications for our graduates through the Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL), the American Council on Education (ACE), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) is a formal military training program that provides active-duty Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps service members the opportunity to improve their job skills and to complete civilian apprenticeship requirements while they are on active duty. I’m excited to be a part of the dynamic team here at NETC, and I want to share the excitement. Our vision is to be the global leader in the rapid development and delivery of effective, leading edge training for our naval forces. To achieve this vision, we will continue to work in partnership with the experts in the fleet to identify training requirements and meet those needs by leveraging advanced technology to optimize the performance of our Sailors. Feedback about our training programs is crucial and we invite you to contact us through our fleet feedback link on our website (www.netc.navy.mil/ NavyTFBS2.aspx) to help us improve.
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banquet held Feb. 25 at New World Landing honored Outstanding Flight Instructors of 2013 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
Lt. Patricia Goolsby, NASC As Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API) instructor for U.S. and allied nation students, Goolsby facilitated the instruction of a rigorous aircraft engine systems and aviation weather syllabus to more than 600 students, accumulating more than 200 instructional classroom hours with an overall test score average of 93.7 percent and 93 percent respectively. As B-Pool Division officer, Goolsby managed and tracked the progression of more than 1,700 flight students through successful completion of the preflight program.
Lt. Stephen Miller, HT-18 As a standardization contact-c/night/instrument/navigation and standardization formation tactics instructor and standardization night tactics, Miller safely flew 532 mishap-free flight hours. This flight time ensured the completion of more than 298 student naval aviator syllabus events, instructor syllabus/proficiency events and instructor check-rides. He is a member of HT-18’s Adopt-a-Highway Program. Additionally, he is heavily involved in church and community outreach programs benefitting the town of Milton.
Lt. Nathan Noyes, HT-8 Noyes is currently assigned to HT-8 as an instructor pilot flying TH-57s and serves as administrative department head, public affairs officer, Coast Guard student control officer and community service coordinator. He has completed 205 training sorties, flying 380 mishap-free instructional hours. Noyes completed Army flight training in 1998, became a qualified maintenance test pilot in 2002. Following peace keeping tours to Kosovo and combat operations in Iraq, Noyes and was designated a Coast Guard aviator in March of 2005 through a direct commission.
Capt. Tiffany Bares, 451st FTS Utilizing the T-1A Jayhawk, T25 and T96 simulators, the 451st Flying Training Squadron (FTS) trains about 400 Air Force combat systems officers each year. Bares served as an electronic warfare officer aboard the B-52H and was qualified as a weapons systems officer on the B-1B. She has nearly 1,000 combat flight hours. Bares is qualified to instruct T-1A navigation, advanced en route navigation and advanced air operations. She is executive officer for the 479th Flying Training Group (FTG), 479th Operations Support Squadron, the 451st FTS and the 455th FTS.
Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Harrison, VT-3 Harrison was transfered to VT-3 in 2010 and served as reserve department head and assistant operations officer before taking over the role of operations officer. He has nearly 800 hours as a flight instructor in the T-6B. As reserve department head, Harrison directly supported the squadron augment unit (SAU), leading 16 Navy and two Marine Corps selective reservists. His leadership led to VT-3 completing more than 16,923 flight hours and 9,965 training sorties during 2013.
Capt. Jeremy Greenfield, VT-6 Greenfield reported for duties with VT-6 as an instructor pilot in the T-6B at NAS Whiting Field in September 2011. He holds the billet of formation standardization (stan) officer and maintenance liaison officer, with previous billets of public affairs officer, urinalysis program coordinator and quality assurance. Greenfield flew 421.6 instructional hours exceeding the VT-6 average of 234.9 and amassing a total of 425 mishapfree flight hours. He also has mentored six on-wing students this year.
Capt. Michael Park, VT-2 Throughout 2013, Park flew more than 496 instructional flight hours and 326 sorties, one of the largest contributions toward VT2’s 2013 production requirements. He contributed to VT-2 producing an unprecedented 210 student naval aviators, surpassing all of Training Air Wing Five’s fixed-wing squadrons. As formation standardization stage leader, Park was responsiNo photo ble for the training of 14 instructor pilots and maintaining available standardization of procedures throughout the squadron. As a class adviser, Park was responsible for the development and growth of eight student naval aviators from first flight to program completion.
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. Brent Batz, NASC As an Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API) instructor for U.S. and allied nation students, Bratz facilitated the instruction of the aerodynamics syllabus to more than 700 students, accumulating more than 180 hours of classroom instruction time with a 92 percent test-score average. As the A-Pool Division officer, Batz is responsible for the daily administration requirements for more than 500 student officers awaiting instruction. He has played a significant role in the revision of curriculum modules and development of a CY14 course currently in the testing phase.
Capt. Andrew Casci, HT-28 In addition to his flight instructor duties, Casci has served as public affairs officer and flight leader. As flight leader, he was responsible for the daily scheduling of 20 instructor pilots and 42 student naval aviators. While at HT-28, he flew more than 1,000 mishap-free hours and produced more than 490 student syllabus events, which greatly contributed to 150 students completing the program and achieving their “wings of gold.” Casci was recently selected for promotion to major and selected to fly the C-130H for the Minnesota Air National Guard.
Capt. Daniel Kinnecom, VT-10 Kinnecom joined VT-I0 in December 2011 as a T-6A flight instructor and has served as ground safety officer, training officer and senior Marine. He has conducted 191 training sorties, with zero flight mishaps while amassing 428 flight hours, the highest annual total among all T-6A instructor pilots in VT-10. His mishap-free flight time directly correlated to the squadron’s outstanding safety record and its fleet-wide recognition as the winner of the Admiral Towers, Chief of Naval Operations and Secretary of the Navy aviation safety awards for 2012.
Capt. Brian Thalhofer, 455th FTS Thalhofer is flight commander/instructor pilot with the 455th Flying Training Squadron (FTS), B Flight. As the flight commander, he is responsible for overseeing the training of approximately 400 undergraduate combat systems officers. As an instructor pilot, he is responsible for individualized training on more than 370 one-on-one sorties as well as safe operation of a $6.3 million aircraft. In addition to his primary duties, he is a category check instructor, progress check instructor, unit physical fitness monitor and an operations supervisor.
Lt. Derek Rocha, VT-4 In August 2012, Rocha joined VT-10 as a T-39 flight instructor and was responsible for the flight scheduling, production and cycle-time management of primary and intermediate phase training of all navigators in the T6A and T-39. In June 2012, he was selected to stand up VT-4 as the first all naval flight officer (NFO) squadron in preparation for the delivery of the multi-view simulator. He logged 130 flight hours and completed 66 student event sorties in 2013. Rocha is qualified to instruct all stages of the intermediate jet syllabus.
Lt. Timothy Fitzgerald, VT-86 Fitzgerald checked into VT-86 as an instructor weapons system officer in September 2012. He is currently strike fighter wingleader, AUPC, assistant NATOPS instructor and SAPR-VA. Previously, Fitzgerald was the public affairs officer. Fitzgerald has accumulated more than 1,500 total hours of flight time and 1,100 F/A-18F hours with 320 carrier landings. During 2013, Fitzgerald demonstrated superior performance as a VT-86 flight instructor with student production numbers and instructional hours that far surpassed his peers.
Capt. Joshua Schultz, VT-86 Schultz outperformed his peers by gaining qualification in all stages of the advanced tactical maneuvering (ATM) segment ahead of timeline, and established himself as the “go-to” instructor for students and instructors. As the VT-86 assistant student control officer, Schultz is responsible for day-to-day student operations and is the primary No photo contact for all student related issues. He managed available more than 90 Navy, Marine Corps and international military student naval flight officers, while maintaining 100 percent accountability and accuracy of all student aviation training jackets (ATJ).
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NAMI examining energy drink effect on aviators From Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs
n aerospace physiologist at the U.S. Navy’s premier facility for aeromedical training is engaged in a yearlong study of the effects of dietary supplements – particularly readily available energy drinks – on service members. Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Sather, the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) training department head, has been studying the effects of energy drinks on pilots and aircrew for three years in an effort to understand the effect these beverages can have on a pilot’s ability to control the aircraft. “Military aviation requires special levels of kinesthetic awareness, strength, endurance, eyehand coordination and timing,” Sather said. “Similar to highly competitive athletes, aviators often turn to nutritional supplements in attempts to enhance performance, and more research needs to be done on commonly used energy beverages (drinks and shots) in order to optimize human performance while ensuring safety in an aviation environment.” According to Sather, the study – which is his doctoral dissertation – centers around examining the physiological effects of energy product consumption on gross motor reflexes, fine motor skills and on the execution of simulated
emergency procedures, each of which he maintains are crucial aspects of controlling a military aircraft. Sather said that with an estimated 73 percent of Americans taking supplements, an estimated 60-80 percent of military personnel are using some form of these as well; and with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) not treating these as drugs or even food products, it is imperative these products be examined. He added that energy drinks are generally marketed to younger people as a method of combatting fatigue and enhancing performance; an estimated 66 percent of the $12.5 billion industry’s consumers are aged 13-35, the prime age for the majority of naval aviators. The effects of these products need to be determined before allowing their use in military aviation. “Imagine for a moment you are driving your car on an icy road and you hit a patch of ice and start to skid. Your initial reflex to get yourself out of the skid is to jerk the wheel (hope-
going research, saying the sheer number of potential studies, the age range of candidates and the intensity of the training cycle coincide with the research he has been doing. “NAMI touches aviation in so many ways that I feel truly fortunate to be able to conduct such research,” Sather said. “For me, it is a no-brainer. NMOTC in general and NAMI in particular is tasked with keeping the fleet safe. We just strive to
these products need to be conducted. Sather said that in 2011, four Soldiers died following physical exercise after consuming a common preworkout supplement; a report showed that high doses of a popular workout supplement, DMAA, was associated with four patients with cerebral hemorrhages; a report revealed that a 24-year old male developed hypertension and acute heart failure one hour after ingestion of a popular
fully) in the direction of the turn,” Sather said. “What would happen if you were so amped up on energy shots that you overcorrect and turn the skid into an uncontrolled spin? That is what we are concerned about happening (the loss of control) in the aircraft. As flying is an inherently dangerous activity, we don’t want our pilots and aircrew to be flying under the influence of these beverages if it may put them in a dangerous situation where they are impeded from bringing the aircraft back under control or are unable to run a checklist quickly and correctly when under duress.” Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Sather, above, is conducting research NAMI, an organization on the correlation between energy drink consumption under the Navy Medicine and aviators’ abilities. Photo by MC1 Bruce Cummins Operational Training Center (NMOTC) designed to take care of our shipmates pre-workout product and provide aeromedical con- any way we can.” another report stated that a sultation services and train Sather also said that 32-year-old special operaaeromedical personnel for some energy products such tions Sailor experienced an operational assignments, as energy drinks and popu- episode of transient atrial serves as a crossroads for lar weightlifting pre-work- fibrillation with rapid venevery U.S. naval aviator; out supplements have been tricular response after coneach aviator, aviation can- anecdotally linked to a se- suming a product with didate and aviation special- ries of catastrophic out- DMAA and caffeine. ist will train or be cleared to comes throughout the “As nutritional supplefly through the facility. Department of Defense. ments and products that Sather said this com- Enough evidence, he said, contain nutritional supplemonality is befitting his on- that thorough evaluation of ments are so pervasive, re-
search has to be performed to determine the safety of these products in aviation,” Sather said. Sather’s three-year study, scheduled for final presentation in 2016, has ultimately contributed to the establishment of a NAMI policy which defines what nutritional supplements are authorized for use by all USN/USMC aviation personnel. “With the increase in popularity of these energy drinks, we are seeing more and more unanticipated effects in people who take them,” Sather said. Although still forming opinions about the effects of energy drinks on naval aviation personnel, Sather has used his own research – as well as data from peer reviewed journals – in arriving at some preliminary conclusions about energy drinks. “The ingredients themselves are generally accepted as safe. However, we just don’t know what we don’t know about how all the ingredients interact with each other. Given the quantity of the ingredients (sometimes up to 8,000 percent of the recommended daily allowance) and quality of the manufacturing process used by many of these nutrition companies, you never know what you are getting. It is ironic that we have cases where generally accepted as safe supplements have had adverse effects on pilots and aircrew.”
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Wartime recollections of NAS Whiting Field’s beginnings By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
aval Air Station Whiting Field officially turned 70 years old July 16, 2013, but even before the commissioning of the base seven decades past, there was a flurry of activity to prepare the installation to assume its role in training pilots for World War II. Empty plots were being turned into temporary airfields, buildings were in the middle of construction, students were training in ramshackle facilities, and in the midst of this bustle, three women arrived – likely the first three women to be transferred to what was to become Naval Auxiliary Air Station Whiting Field and later Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF). Essie Tunison, Katie Horne and Lola Hammac (now Kittell) were transferred from Saufley Field in May 1943 with one of the squadrons to help train some Milton ladies on how to maintain the administrative records associated with student flight and aircraft maintenance. Kittell, who still lives in Pensacola, was a 19-year-old clerk-typist at the time, and she remembers it as a rough time both physically and emotionally. “It was the most miserable summer I ever spent. It was hot, un-
comfortable … We called it the ‘Dust Bowl,’” she said. “It seemed like that was the hottest summer I can ever remember.” Kittell worked at Whiting for about four months. During that time she recalls only a few permanent structures with no working telephones in most of the buildings. There may have been electric fans
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she says, but no air conditioning. The roads and airfields weren’t completed yet, and the constant construction contributed to the everpresent dust. Even without the infrastructure in
place, planes had already started flying from the fledgling field and were a stark reminder of the installation’s purpose. It lent a sense of urgency to A World War II-era construction scene from NAS Whiting Field’s past. It is thought the staff. “We were all dedi- the officer in charge pictured is Cmdr. G.S. Gillespie, who oversaw the base from cated to our jobs,” Kittell July-December 1943. said. “We had seen Pearl Harbor and we This work brought her in as an attractive 19-year- tary family, her father were not too sure we close proximity to the pi- old, she was appropri- was a chief commissary would win the war. We lots whom she mostly re- ately wary. So much so, steward, she and her were all doing the very membered as “good men that when a certain brothers grew up with a strong sense of patriotism. Working for the Navy wasn’t only con“We had seen Pearl Harbor and we venient due to the proximity to her family home, but it also enwere not too sure we would win the abled her to contribute to the war effort. Travwar. We were all doing the very best eling from Pensacola to Milton was a more diffiwe could.” cult commute back then with two-lane roads, and few buildings through the Pace area. Kittell doing a job that needed best we could.” Lola Kittell, didn’t really want to go, Although listed as a to be done.” This intoday but she didn’t complain clerk-typist from the time cluded fighter ace Gre(Ted) either. “Pappy” Theodore she was hired in Decem- gory “We knew we had to ber 1942, Kittell main- Boyington, whose log Williams – the future tained student and book she was responsible baseball great – asked do all we could to win instructor flight logs and for while working at her name while he was the war,” she emphain line for processing, sized. “I liked my work kept the records on air- Saufley. However, there were she simply told him to (at Whiting) and we craft hours to determine were proud of what we when specific aircraft always a few she labeled “move along.” Coming from a mili- did there.” were due for upkeep. as “party time men,” and
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Gosport puts CO’s Twitter feed online
A new feature which highlight the Twitter feed of NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins has recently made its debut on the online version of Gosport. To find Gosport online, go to www.ballinger publishing.com/GOSPORT/Welcome.html.
Phyllis Hain to sign books at NEX
Phyllis Hain is scheduled to sign copies of her recently released autobiography,“Diamond in the Dark: Leaving the Shadow of Abuse,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, March 7, at the Pensacola Navy Exchange. Hain, who retired in 2012 as the education services facilitator for the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), spent 21 years as a DoD employee aboard NASP. For 5½ years, she was the coordinator of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program and worked with sexual assault victims. The book deals with issues of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault and describes her journey from abuse survivor to national advocate. For more information, call 453-5311.
Doctor to speak tomorrow at library
Dr. Tom Schneider is scheduled to talk about his book “A Physician’s Apology,” at 1 p.m. tomorrow, March 8, at the Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway. The book highlights steps that people can be taken toward living a healthier, longer and happier life. Schneider is a former Navy fighter pilot, flight surgeon and member of the Blue Angels who was shot down during the Vietnam War. He is currently chief medical officer of HealthSpan Institute International and medical director of the Florida HealthSpan in Pensacola. For more information, contact Cathy Ingram at 453-7780 or go to www.mywfpl.com.
Women’s retreat to be held March 8
The Protestant Women of the Chapel at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel have scheduled the group’s annual retreat for 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, March 8, at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The theme is “Covered in Prayer,” and the guest speaker will be Bette Crouse. The cost is $20 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Registration and payment was due March 2. For more information, contact Wanda Roberts by phone at 291-4545 or by e-mail at Robertsjw@aol.com.
Vet Center vehicle to be at health fair
The Pensacola Vet Center staff and its 39-foot Mobile Vet Center vehicle will be present at the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay’s 27th annual Family Health Fair at the Lillian Community Club (34148 Widell St., off Highway 98) tomorrow, March 8. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information on the health fair, contact Lynn Neff at (251) 961-1086.
Theater group plans card party
The Pensacola Little Theater Guild has scheduled a card party for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11 at Pensacola Yacht Club. The event will feature games of Mexican train dominoes, bridge, other card games and a buffet lunch. Cost is $25. Checks can be sent to Connie Vance, 1928 Crowne Pointe Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32506; or Toni Kirkman, 4320 Whiteleaf Court, Pensacola, FL 32504. For more information, go to www.pensacolalittletheatre.com/get-involved/plt-guild.
Work day to focus on invasive species
The National Invasive Species Week work day has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to noon March 13 at Navy Point Park, 10 Greve Road, in Warrington. Volunteers are needed to cleanup the park and remove invasive plants including Chinese Tallow (Popcorn trees), Mimosa, Camphor tree and privet. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot on Northwest Syrcle Drive and Sunset Avenue. Bring water and work gloves. The work day is sponsored by the Six Rivers Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, http://www.floridainvasives.org/SixRivers/. The Six Rivers CISMA was established in 2009 to facilitate a network for land managers to address the growing threat of invasive non-native species in Northwest Florida. National Invasive Species Week in Florida occurs during two weeks from Feb. 22-March 9. For more information, contact Mark Gibson, Navy Natural Resources manager, at 452-3131, ext 3008.
Special Olympics event to be March 15
The Special Olympics 2014 County Summer Games is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15 at the track on Naval Air Station Pensacola. The day will begin with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m., in-
Teams competing in challenge The 1914 Mile Challenge to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of NAS Pensacola is under way. Teams of no more than seven individuals are competing to finish a total of 1,914 miles by Nov. 14. The only requirement is that participants are MWR patrons from NASP or Corry Station. Log books are located at Radford Fitness Center, Portside Fitness Center and Corry Station Gym so members from each team can record their miles. Miles will be put in a database and totaled throughout the year. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place teams, as well as the teammate that completes the most miles. Team rankings as of Feb 28 are: 1. Blue Ducks, 538.5 miles. 2. Misfits, 342.25 miles. 3. Kassie’s Team, 154.9 miles. 4. German Eagles, 71.61 miles. 5. The German Group, 58 miles. Teams can still register at the Radford Fitness Center aboard NAS Pensacola. For more information, contact AZ2 Christopher McDonald at 452-4333 by or e-mail at email@example.com. cluding the lighting of the torch. Individual and team competitions will include volleyball, soccer, tennis and bocce ball. Qualifying athletes will advance to the Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games held annually in May in Kissimmee. Special Olympics was launched in Florida in the 1970s to create competitive sports opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. More than 300 athletes currently train and compete in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Local athletes train in 14 different sports, competing at the area, regional, state and national level. More 50 athletes will be competing the 2014 County Summer Games with the assistance of 30 military volunteers and 10 coaches. For more information, contact Jessica Barrale, director of Special Olympics for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, by phone at 791-6670 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School choice applications available
Online applications for elementary choice programs are being accepted through March 14 for magnet or career academy schools within the Escambia County School District. Applications can be submitted through the following link: http://choice.escambiaschools.org. If you have any questions, call School Choice at 469-5580, or contact Carissa Bergosh, NASP school liaison officer, at 293-0322.
Charity golf tournament scheduled
Pen Air Federal Credit Union will present its 14th annual Pen Air FCU Charity Golf Tournament March 28 at the A.C. Read Golf Club to benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). There will a 12:30 p.m. shotgun “scramble” tournament start. In the past 14 years, Pen Air FCU has raised more than $400,000 through the tournament. The funds raised from this year’s tournament will be used right away in the form of interest free loans to military personnel and their families. This year, the top ten teams will be awarded team prizes and participants may win door prizes contributed by local businesses, as well as a car “hole in one” prize sponsored by Sandy Sansing. Lunch will be served prior to the start at 11 a.m. with registration/check-in beginning at 10:30 a.m. It is recommended to pre-register by either visiting https://penair.org/NMCRSGolfTournament or by calling Patty Veal at 505-3200, ext. 3413.
Blue Angel Modelfest announced
The Pensacola Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society and the Panhandle Miniature Figures Society have scheduled the 2014 Blue Angel Modelfest Scale Model and Miniature Figure Expo for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15 at the University of West Florida Conference Center, Bldg. 22. Entry fees for contestants are $20 for adults, and $10 for ages 17 and younger. The public is welcome. General admission is $5 for adults; free for children 6 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Pensacola Public Library Foundation for children’s programs. For more information, contact Modelfest coordinator Kim Sheldon at 479-2629 (e-mail, email@example.com) or go to www.pensacola modeleers.com.
‘24 Hour Theatre’ to take the stage
Auditions are scheduled for 8 p.m. March 7 for Pensacola Little Theatre’s Studio 400 Production of “24 Hour Theatre.” The directors and cast show up in the morning and spend the entire day rehearsing for the performance, which is scheduled for 8 p.m. March 8. Five short one-act plays will be performed. Tickets are $10 for general admission. For more information, go to www.Pensacola LittleTheatre.com or call 434-0257.
Officers association plans luncheon
The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America has scheduled a luncheon meeting for March 13 at McGuire’s Irish Pub, 600 East Gregory Street. Hospitality hour starts at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins is scheduled to speak. Cost is $20 per person. For RSVP information to attend this event, go to www.pmoaa.org or contact retired Army Maj. Molly Werner by phone at 474-1291 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retired chief to appear at bookstore
Retired Navy MACS James Glass is scheduled to signs copies of his recently published book, “The Ultimate Chief Petty Officer Guidebook,” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at Barnes & Noble, 1200 Airport Blvd. A native of Pensacola, Glass enlisted in 1989 and served 22 years in the Navy, including two tours in Iraq. The book offers tips, tactics and techniques for Sailor who are serious about becoming a chief petty officer.
Counseling available for veterans
The Pensacola Vet Center, 4504 Twin Oaks Drive, has announced that active-duty service members who served in a combat or war zone and their family members will be able to get free counseling. The services offered include: • Individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to assist active duty service members in making a successful transition from combat to garrison or civilian life • Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life • Military sexual trauma counseling for active duty service members of both genders Active-duty service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling. These services are also available to family members of active duty combat service members and any combat veteran. For more information on Vet Center services, call 456-5886.
Vet Center announces extended hours
The Pensacola Vet Center, 4504 Twin Oaks Drive, has extended its hours five days a week (MondayFriday). Early morning and late afternoon hours are now offered to accommodate Veterans and activeduty personnel needs. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. The center will also be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month. For more information on Vet Center services, call 456-5886.
Senior Follies coming March 14-16
The theme for the 17th annual Pensacola Seniors Follies will be “20th Century Movies.” The comedy, dance and song show is scheduled for March 14-16 at WSRE-TV Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio. The first performance will be at 7 p.m. March 14 followed by matinee performances at 2 p.m. March 15 and March 16. Tickets can be purchased at Bayview Senior Center, West Escambia Senior Center and at the door. Ticket information is also available by calling 4533016 or 417-7736.
Rage 5K event scheduled for March 22
The Rage 5K event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. March 22 at Pensacola Maritime Park Amphitheater, 301 West Main Street. The event is a night run, walk and dance through downtown. It will begin at dusk with a pre-run event. Participants will run, walk or dance through black light areas, lasers and lights that will show off things that glow. There will be three stations with DJs. For competitive runners there will be a run clock available and optional chipped timing available. Tickets start at $20. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. For more information, go to http://rage5k.com or e-mail email@example.com.
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National Women’s History Month 2014:‘Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment’ From Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
DoD National Women’s History Month Observance The Department of Defense (DoD) joins the nation in celebrating National Women’s History Month during March 2014. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.” Throughout the history of the United States, women have persevered through social, cultural and legal challenges and created lasting legacies of achievements for generations to follow. When put to the test, women have displayed the character to courageously stand shoulder-toshoulder with their fellow countrymen while committing to safeguard the democracy of the nation. Those actions laid the foundation for women to make tremendous accomplishments in the fields ofscience, technology, engineering and mathematics and every imaginable field that has allowed the United States to lead the world. The DoD is forever indebted to the remarkable pioneers of the past, those continuing their legacy today, and those who will protect the country’s freedom and security in the future. Today’s women continue to valiantly serve as military service members and civilians with valor and distinction, carrying on the rich and long tradition of character, courage and commitment that will continue to break down barriers and set new precedents while serving in defense ofthis nation. All DoD components are encouraged to conduct appropriate activities in recognition of 2014 National Women’s History Month.
From left, retired Fleet Master Chief Jacqueline L. K. DiRosa, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Trae King, Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Penny Koons, Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Rongalett Green and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo participate in a panel discussion during the June, 2013 Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Maryland. The two-day event, themed “Stronger Self, Stronger Service,” offered opportunities for personal and professional development. Photo by MC1 Demetrius Kennon
Women in defense of our nation From http://www.public.navy.mil/
omen have served with great honor and valor in defense of the nation since the Revolutionary War in 1775. Deborah Sampson disguised herself as a man to fight in the Continental Army and Mary Ludwig Hays (“Molly Pitcher”) brought water to Soldiers on the battlefield. During World War I, women served as nurses, bilingual telephone operators, stenographers and clerks. During World War II, hundreds of thousands of women served the war effort at home and abroad performing a variety of jobs in intelligence, supply, medicine, communications and administration. Women also flew American military planes as carriers, test pilots and anti-aircraft artillery trainers. The contributions of these women convinced congressional leaders to pass the 1948 Women’s Armed Services Act, granting women more status in
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the United States military. Opportunities for women continued to increase during the Cold War era with the opening of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Chaplain Corps, Civil Engineer Corps and the service academies. By the 1990s women commanded ships, directed bases and flew jets for the U.S. military. In 1993, Congress repealed the combat exclusion law. That same year, Sheila Widnall became the first female secretary of the Air Force and the first woman to lead an entire branch of the U.S. military in the Department of Defense. Today women constitute 15 percent of the total active-duty force and make vital contributions in overseas contingency operations. In 2010, the Navy
announced submarine positions were opening to women for the first time. Female service members also assist with humanitarian relief efforts in countries affected by earthquakes, flooding or famine. As of late 2010, there were 47 female generals and 23 female admirals in the U.S. military. The opportunities for women to serve and achieve leadership positions have never been greater. Some famous military women include: Dr. Mary E. Walker, the first, and only, woman to receive the Medal of Honor; earned as a contract surgeon during the Civil War. Annie G. Fox, the first woman
to receive the Purple Heart; earned while serving as an officer in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Grace Hopper, a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and leading computer scientist during the Cold War; developed Mark II and Mark III computers, contributed to the design of the COBOL programming language, and received the National Medal of Technology. Ruby Bradley survived two wars, a prison camp and near starvation to become a colonel in the Army and one of the most decorated woman in U.S. military history with 34 medals and citations of bravery.
“I have never considered myself anything but a Soldier. I recognize that with this selection, some will view me as a trailblazer, but it’s important that we remember the generations of women, whose dedication, commitment and quality of service helped open the doors of opportunity for us today.” – Gen. Ann Dunwoody became the first female four-star general in the U.S. Army Nov. 14, 2008
Gosling Games Color Me ‘South Pole’
Jokes & Groaners It was so cold in Pensacola ... The optician was giving away free ice scrapers with every new pair of eyeglasses. We had to chop up the piano for firewood – but we only got two chords. We pulled everything out of the freezer and huddled inside it to warm up. Starbucks was serving coffee on a stick. Politicians had their hands in their OWN pockets. When I turned on the shower – hail came out.
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Mom used a saw to serve the milk. I tried to take the garbage out – but it didn’t want to go. It took me two hours to walk one block – my shadow kept freezing to the sidewalk.
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Navy’s international training command selects top civilian Story, photo by Lt. Cmdr. Shelline Floyd NETSAFA Public Affairs
aval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) announced Feb. 20 the selection of Traci Adkins as their Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014. “I was extremely humbled to be selected for such a respected honor,” said Adkins. “I am fortunate to work in a great job with wonderful people.” Adkins is a foreign military assistance specialist for the European Command (EUCOM) Division. Additionally, during her 11-year tenure at NETSAFA, she has been a critical part of several working groups. “During this quarter, Traci’s performance was distinguished by the manner in which she accepted responsibility for and was very proactive as a case quality assurance and case development manager,” said Dave Babcock, Operations department head. “She is deserving of this recognition in the spirit she has willingly assisted others in sharing her expertise in the execution of a core
NETSAFA function-case development.” As quality assurance and case development manager, Adkins reviews requests from various nations for training and services agreements. These requests ultimately result in a letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) based on applicable U.S. regulations and specifications set forth by the requesting nation. The LOA is commonly referred to as a foreign military sales (FMS) training case. “My position at NETSAFA keeps me busy,” Adkins explained. “I receive and analyze letters of request, letters of acceptance, amendments and modifications to agreements, and ultimately route them to appropriate stakeholders for review, concurrence and processing. For case quality assurance across all the combatant commands
(COCOMS), I validate case content for accuracy, justification, instructions, manning, resource requirements and overall adherence to Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) guidelines.” Adkins established herself as the resident expert in the EUCOM division for Building Partner Capacity (BPC) 1206 program. The 1206 program is used to build the capacity of foreign military forces or maritime security forces to conduct counterterrorism or to support military and stability operations in which the U.S. is participating. She works closely with Navy International Programs Offices (NIPO), DSCA, the Department of State (DoS) and U.S embassies in Europe building and strengthening international partnerships.
Traci Adkins (right) reviews the cost estimates for the Building Partner Capacity (BPC) 1206 program with FCC Jill Mills, who also works at NETSAFA. Adkins was selected as NETSAFA’s Civilian of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2014.
“Traci’s accuracy and attention to detail is exceptional,” said Susan Busch, EUCOM division head and Adkins’ supervisor. “Every day she contributes to the command mission. She sees work that needs to be done and she just does it.” According to Janie Glover, NETSAFA deputy director, Adkins is an example of the quality staff throughout the com-
mand. “Traci is one of so many hard-working folks on the NETSAFA staff,” said Glover. “I am pleased to be able to recognize Traci for the way she stands out in the work that she does.” NETSAFA is the U.S. Navy’s agent for international education and training. NETSAFA coordinate training support to international govern-
ments and international organizations. As a field activity of the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), the command serves as a focal point for all security assistance training program issues, coordination and advice within the U.S. Navy. For more information about NETSAFA, visit https:// www. netsafa. navy. mil.
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2014 NMCRS Active Duty Fund Drive begins at NASP By Joy Samsel NETC Public Affairs
Navy and Marine Corps leaders from commands around Pensacola met Feb. 26 at the Mustin Beach Club to launch the 2014 Active Duty NavyMarine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) fundraising drive. Each year, the responsibility for leading the drive rotates among commands in the region. For 2014, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) has the lead. “I can’t think of a better way of starting my tour of
duty here in Pensacola than to work with the area commands and the dedicated people at the NavyMarine Corps Relief Society to support our troops and their families,” said NETC Commander Rear Adm. Mike White, as he opened the breakfast event. “The Navy and Marines have a culture of caring for our own, and throughout our travels, my wife, Marietta, and I have seen the great work done through the society.” The history of the NMCRS, noted on their website, lists their beginning in 1904.
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“This year marks 110 years the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has been providing valued services to our military members and their families,” said NETC Chief of Staff Capt. John Jones, who is also the regional chair for the drive. “The annual drive raises funds to provide a variety of services to Sailors and Marines, as well as their families, including financial assistance and counseling, emergency loans,
help with funding for emergency travel, and education loans or grants. For those service families who are expecting a baby, there are education programs on how to budget for the new arrival. These are just a few of the important services funded through donations during the drive.” Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Martin, Operational Support officer in NETC’s Total Force Manpower division,
and a member of the coordination team for the drive, said the goal is 100 percent contact with Sailors and Marines. According to Mark Harden, the Pensacola director of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, the volunteers are what make the society such a success. “In 2013 volunteers working in our Pensacola office and in the NMCRS Thrift Shop, located in Bldg. 3736 on Corry Station, contributed more than 26,000 hours of service,” said Harden. “Last year our office helped more than 2,080 clients
with more than $1.3 million in assistance.” Each command will have volunteers to head their individual efforts in raising awareness and for raising funds. The official drive runs through April 15. While active duty members can donate via allotment, cash, check or online with a credit card, civilians may not use the allotment process. All checks should be made payable to the NMCRS Active Duty Fund Drive. For more information about the society or to donate online, visit www.nmcrs.org.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Trucks such as the Captain America 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 7, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, March 8, at the Pensacola Bay Center. Gates will open one hour before the shows begin. The stars of are the Monster Jam truck series are 12 feet tall, 10,000-pound trucks that race through a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – or smash through. The 2014 touring season features monster trucks including Grave Digger, Stone Crusher, Hooked, War Wagon and, for the first time on the Emerald Coast, world racing champion Grave Digger Legend and Captain America.
Adult tickets start at $22 and children’s tickets are $6.50 (ages 2-12) in advance. All seats increase $2 more the day of the event. Military discounts are available and tickets are subject to service, handling and facility fees. 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. Parking is available at the Bay Center for $5 (cash only). 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
“The LEGO Movie” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The LEGO Movie” (2D), PG, 7 p.m.; “That Awkward Moment,” R, 9 p.m.; “Endless Love,” PG-13, 6 p.m.; “The Monuments Men,” PG13, 8:30 p.m.
“The LEGO Movie” (3D), PG, noon; “I, Frankenstein” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “That Awkward Moment,” R, 7 p.m.; “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” PG-13, 9 p.m.; “The LEGO Movie” (2D), PG, 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.; “Endless Love,” PG-13, 6 p.m.; “The Monuments Men,” PG13, 8:30 p.m.
“The LEGO Movie” (3D), PG, noon, 2 p.m.; “Endless Love,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Her,” R, 7 p.m.; “The Nut Job” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “The Nut Job” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Labor Day,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “The Monuments Men,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Ride Along,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“I, Frankenstein” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Monuments Men,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Vampire Academy,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“Ride Along,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Her,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “The LEGO Movie” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Endless Love,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“Endless Love,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Monuments Men,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Nut Job” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Vampire Academy,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
“The LEGO Movie” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Labor Day,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “That Awkward Moment,” R, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
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 visit the MWR website at www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Flea Market: Sell your creations and unwanted items at the MWR Outdoor Flea Market from noon to 4:30 p.m. March 30. 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 must be received no later than noon March 26. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • Youth Center First Tee Military Affiliate Program: The program is now being offered at the NASP Youth Center for authorized dependents ages 8-13. Children learn life skills and character education through golf. The free program begins March 10 and will be held every Monday through the end of April. Register at the NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. For more information, call 452-2417. • 2014 Navy MWR Team Bowling Championships: Active-duty personnel will be competing on the NASP bowling team at the Corry Bowling Center. Try outs were held in advance; 20-week competition started Feb. 27. For more information, call 452-4380. • Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling: Register for NOFFS performance training. One-day course will teach you how to execute the exercises in the NOFFS program. Classes 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8, July 10, Aug. 7 and Oct. 2 at Radford Fitness Center. To register, e-mail Brian Hannah at email@example.com. For information, call 452-6198. • Powder Puff Football: March 29 on lawn in front of Portside Fitness Center. Ten women teams (15 team maximum). Sign up at Portside Fitness Center through March 29. For more information, call 452-7810. • Spring Forward into Yoga Workshop 101: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 13, Radford Fitness Center. Learn the basics of yoga. For more information, call 452-9845. • Captainʼs Cup events: NAS Pensacola Captain’s Cup Sports – golf league, 1 p.m. March 19; dodge ball 11:15 a.m. March 24; and softball, 4:30 p.m. April 7. NASP Corry Captain’s Cup Sports – golf scramble, 11 a.m. April 4; and softball, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 8. Entry deadlines for all events. For more information about NASP Intramural Sports, call 452-4391, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For more information about NASP Corry Intramural Sports, call 452-6520 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. • Pot of Gold Row: March 15-17. Row at any MWR fitness facility and log your meters for a chance to win a prize. The person who accumulates the most meters will win a gift card. Sign up at the Corry Station Wellness Center. For more details, call 452-6802. • Discount tickets: Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98, is selling discounted tickets for the Aaron’s Dream Weekend or racing May 3 and May 4 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. For more information, call 452-6354.
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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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; go to www.SafeHelpline. org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a confidential report, which does not trigger command nor law enforcement notification and the victim can have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • New Parent Support Safety 101: 10 a.m. March 10. An informative class on child safety. Topics include: safe sleep, baby proofing, car seat safety (with demonstration by a certified child passenger safety technician) and water/pool safety. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Open House: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 at the NASP Fleet and Family Center. Learn about all of the programs offered. Stop by and meet the staff, take a tour of the office and walk away with gift items. For more information, call 452-5609. • Positive Parenting (teens): Classes provide a practical approach
to raising happy, respectful, self-reliant, confident, cooperative and responsible children. Six weeks of classes. Classes scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30 and May 7. To register, call 452-5609. • Couples Communication Workshop: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 and April 14, NASP Fleet and Family Support Center. Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. This is a twoday, two-hour class. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • AMVETS ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: The next class with available seats is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 29. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Special Olympics Basketball: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Bayview Senior Center. Coaches are needed for the season. Teams will be 3x3 and 5x5. • Clean up project: 8 a.m. the first Thursday of every month, Lexington Terrace Park. Help members of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) pick up trash. • May Day Celebration: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 2, 12551 Meadson Road. Setup, teardown, and support work. Point of contact information available on request. • Field Day: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
May 13 and May 14, 12551 Meadson Road. Encourage elementary students to excel in physical fitness during their field day competition. • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 4558280, option 4. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any volunteer hours to receive due recognition. For more information on volunteer activities, call the NASP Community Outreach office at 4522532.
Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • 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. • Women's Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge, second deck. • Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 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 All Faiths Chapel. • Confessions: Scheduled 30 minutes before services.
Latter Day Saints
• Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. For information for NAS Pensacola, call 452-2341.
NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall.
Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information for NASP Corry Station, call 4526376.
NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information for NASP Whiting Field, call 6237212.
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3 bedroom, 2 bath with garage, huge fenced yard, close to NAS. $945/month. 850-503-8384 Private master bedroom with sitting room, bath and entry, all utilities and wifi, TV services and laundry included. Pool Jacuzzi, safe convenient area, close to base, hospitals and Christian College. $550/month. Bedroom with private bath and all above included, $450. 7488401
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Will haul off unwanted riding mowers for free. 776-9051
National Flight Academy is looking for certified teachers for part-time employment facilitating 7th -12th grade students using the latest technology in an immersive learning environment. Candidates should be comfortable with math and science topics, aviation background helpful but not required. E-mail resume to johara@nationalflightacadem y.com.
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Looking for an automatic 4 or 6 cylinder truck in good condition. 4846727 Cribbage Club of Pensacola meets every Thursday at noon for 4 hours. Coffee House at 31 N. Navy Blvd, two blocks north of Barrancas Ave, I mile from NAS main gate, directly across from firehouse. email@example.com for more information Garage sales
Multi-family yard sale. SatSun, March 89, 8am – 2pm, 9 Sulu Dr, 1 block west of Navy Blvd, between Leyte and Mindoro Circle. No early birds Yard sale. Saturday, 8 am, 3251 Massena Dr. Children’s clothes, toys, baby items, dive gear, household items. Much more.
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Black leather Tony Little distress ultra inversion massage recliner, w/heat and remote, like new, excellent condition, $485. 944-8886 or 418-4614 Singer sewing machine, in console cabinet, works great, $125. 944-8886 or 418-4614 Dining table, beautiful solid wood with two armchairs, four straight chairs, all matching, and large leaf with folding thick pad, excellent condition, $690. 944-8886 or 418-4614
Stand alone jewelry box. Bought at JC Penny. Good shape. Almost 4 feet high. Have photos on phone. Call Ethan Allen arm 293-9445. Ask- leather chair, $525. ing $50. LazyBoy reBlack bache- clining leather lor’s chest and love seat, $499. dresser, and 572-0190 brown nightstand, $250 for Lighted china all or $100 a cabinet, $100 piece. Good obo. Solid Oak condition with wall unit 12 X 8 a couple $1,000. 501scratches. 377- 0655 2288 Fireplace fire Aero Pilates box, free, cedar p e r f o r m e r , mantel, free, charts, two CDs upgraded gas and mat for logs, $400. 455$275. 453-9341 7990
Russian black Penn Senator lacquered pin. 114H, red $25. 455-7990 sided, high speed 6/0 with Russian black h e a v y - d u t y l a c q u e r e d Penn rod. $75. boxes (2). Cer- 417-1694 tification slips included. $125 Dresser, 2 mireach. 455-7990 rors, chest, Stanley FurniRussian Ma- ture, in very trushka nesting good condition. dolls. Three, $250. 944certified made 1480 in Russia. $30 Motors each set. 4557990 Autos for sale Sig Sauer P226 DAK, 9mm w/factory threaded bbl, night sights, 215rd mags. $600. solstizio62@gmai l.com, 7123327 Glass/wicker dining room table with four upholstered chairs, excellent condition. $200. 2928846 Solid Oak Curio entertainment center, 3 pieces, glass doors, $1000, 4789321
Room for rent, close to front gate, for male or female. Nice neighborhood, protected parking, kitchen inc l u d e d . $650/month. 572-6166
3 bedroom, 2 bath with garage, huge fenced yard, close to NAS. $945/month. 503-8384
2006 Harley Fatboy w/ Vance & Hines Pipes, windshield, extra lights, saddlebags, backrest, only 9,600 miles. Asking 3/2, 1,300 sqft. $9,900. 293- Garage, yard, 0697 cul-de-sac. Close to schools. Misc. Motor $925 deposit/ $925 rent. 9692003 17’x7’ 1410 US Cargo 2/2½ townTrailer. Heavy house, nice size frame. Lots of closet, electric extras. $3500. appliances, new 255-5591 air-conditioner/ appliances, 1989 19’ Blazer patio, single-car Bass Boat garage with w/galvanized washer/dryer trailer. Needs hookup. Nice work on Evin- neighborhood rude O/B. near NAS back X P 1 5 0 V 6 . gate. $880 dep o s i t , $900. 255-5591 $875/month. No smokers/ pets. Real Estate 492-0292
2009 Infiniti G37S Coupe Liquid Silver exterior, graphite leather heated seats, Navigation package, sports package with paddle shifters, power sunroof, Bose Premium Sound System, tire & wheel package. Homes for rent $22,500. 2930552 3/2 1,300 sqft near Pensacola. ‘93 Corvette Patio, home, all LT1 convert- appliances w/d ible, black fence yard, w/tan interior, shed, laminate ZR1 wheels, floors, nonA/T, A/C, smoking, no MSD, new pets, lease tires and seats. b a c k g r o u n d Runs and looks and credit great. $12,000. check. $850 de525-2925 posit $900/ month. 390Trucks/Vans 1070
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Great northeast location. 2/1 ½ duplex. $850, first and last month, plus $500 deposit. Military: $100 discount. Available 4/1. 7767860
3 acre parcel in Milton, FL on Hwy 89. Can be divided to two lots. Beautiful and Homes for sale peaceful area. 994-0324 or Reduced 25 szimm4@mchs acres, Lake- i.com view. 3 streams, hardwoods. Surveyed, VAG, Too VR. Fish or hunt. $119,900 much obo. 554-3873 or 384-6926
Beautiful home for sale, 4/3, 2,340 sqft. In Beulah area near Navy Federal Credit Union on 9 Mile Rd MLS# 4 2 1 1 7 8 . $212,500 3/2/2-car garage 1,580 sqft, 8 minutes from NAS in great military friendly area. Built in 2000, updated kitchen & fenced yard. $125,000. 3902402
2/1, $700/ month and deposit. 311 Chaseville St. Fenced yard, new paint, refrigerator, screened porch, close to NAS and Correy. 4927852 or 206- 4/2 2,344 SqFt 2367 (leave a in Heron’s Forest, a Gated message). Community. 1/2 1 bedroom mile from NAS a p a r t m e n t , Pensacola back newly reno- gate: from back vated, available gate take first immediately, at left onto Gulf Park on The Beach HighSquare Apart- way, than take ments (on Unifirst left into versity PKWY Heron’s forest near 9 Mile Rd). Centrally lo- than take first cated near UWF, right, Jabiru shopping and In- Ln, first house terstate. 712- on right. 4554493 9594
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