Spring ahead this weekend at 2 a.m. ... A sure sign of approaching spring is the annual change from standard to daylight saving time. This time of year, we “spring forward” one hour at 2 a.m. on the morning of March 10. We will stay on daylight time until Nov. 3; interestingly, we now spend about a month longer on daylight time than on “standard” time. – From Naval Oceanography Portal’s Web site, www.usno.navy.mil
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Deadline for SAPR-F training approaches; Mobile Training Team makes NETC final stop By Ed Barker NETC PAO
Commands are reminded that the deadline for completion and documentation of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Fleet (SAPR-F) training for E-6 and below personnel is March 31. The SAPR-F training is the latest event in the Navy’s continuum of S e x u a l Assault Prevention Training. It is a critical component of the Navy’s aggressive efforts to prevent sexual assaults and promote a culture of respect and professionalism within the force. “The Master Mobile Training Teams have returned from deployment and feedback we have gotten from our teams has been excellent,” said
DoN: Be on guard against tax-related identity fraud By Steve Muck DoN Privacy Lead
This DoN Chief of Information (CIO) “Privacy Tip” provides updated information about tax-related identity fraud. More than 34,000 identity fraud cases were reported by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2011, an almost 100 pervcent increase from 2010. Identity tax-fraud is easy to commit and presents little risk in getting caught to the identity thief. All that is required by the thief is a full name and associated Social Security number (SSN). Identity thieves continue to create new ways of stealing personal information and using it for their gain. The information below is an excerpt from the IRS and written to inform the public of tax related identity fraud. How do you know if your tax records have been affected? Usually, an identity
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Capt. William Marvel, SAPR Task Force chief of staff. “We are ahead of our predictions with respect to commands completing and documenting their SAPR-F training; as of Feb. 28, more than 78 percent of fleet Sailors had completed and documented their training.” Command training teams that still require SAPR-F Preparation Training have several options available. Additional information on preparation training and required documentation following training is available through the SAPR L/F training website: http:// www. public. navy.mil/ bupers-npc/ support /sapr/ Pages/ training.aspx The last stop for the Southeast region SAPR-F
MMTT was a return to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola as they briefed the Naval Education and Training Command
(NETC) headquarters staff on lessons learned. The team initially briefed Pensacola-area command training teams Dec. 13-14
and traveled to other locations through the month of January. This return visit gave the training team a chance to brief the
SAPR Task Force chief of staff and training command leadership on the
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National Womenʼs History Month; womenʼs contributions to naval aviation recorded for new exhibit ... Capt. Tami Ryley, director, Strategic Planning Division, Office of Chief of Navy Reserve (OCNR), recently visited the National Naval Aviation Museum to record an interview for a new multimedia exhibit that will highlight contributions women have made to naval aviation. Photo by Janet Thomas For details and excerpts from the interview, go to 5A.
New director joins the team at NASP FFSC Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
After tours of duty in Japan and Europe, Pensacola might not seem like the ideal place to settle down, but Kathleen Doherty said she felt like she was “home” as soon as she got here. Doherty, the new director of the NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), is a Southern girl at heart – she was born in Hattiesburg, Miss., and grew up in New Orleans – and she loves being back in the South. “Everyone is so nice and so gracious and so welcoming,” Doherty said. “You forget that when you have not been in the South for a while. It is inherently Southern.” Her homecoming journey started with a trip to Pensacola for training, Doherty said. She paid a visit to the local FFSC and stopped in to say hello to her long-time colleague, former
Kathleen Doherty, left, consults with FFSC clinical counselor Michael Brady.
director Bobby Simpkins. Simpkins told Doherty that she was thinking about retiring, and from that moment on, Doherty had a new
mission in mind. “I said, ‘Bobby, I want your job,’ ” she said. “ ‘I don't want to kick you out of your job, but if you are leaving anyway, I really want your job.’ ” Doherty had some good reasons for wanting to come here. “Pensacola, first of all has a great reputation as a center,” she said. “The people who are here are very experienced, excellent providers, and wherever you are in the Navy, you know that Pensacola is a good FFSC.” Doherty’s career path has included many interesting twists and turns. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Louisiana State University, her doctorate in psychology from the University of New Orleans and got her first real job working at the Fleet and Family Support Center at the Seabee base in Gulfport, Miss.
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DoD recognizes supply analyst for purchase card management excellence By Ed Barker NETC PAO
The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced March 1 the receipt of a Department of Defense (DoD) individual contribution award for its Government Purchase Card (GPC) Agency/Organization Program Coordinator (A/OPC). Joseph Yudiski, NETC supply systems analyst, was one of two A/OPCs selected Navywide for the honor by LeAntha Sumpter, director of Program
Development and Implementation for the office of the Under Secretary of Defense. “The Bureau of Personnel’s GPC program is among one of the most challenging programs across DoD due to its broad scope and limited field resources, including all of the Navy’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units,” said Sumpter. “As a result of his exceptional program oversight, outstanding internal controls and aggressive pursuit of timely payments, the Bureau of Naval
NETC Rear Adm. Don Quinn, left, congratulates Joseph Yudinski
Personnel (BuPers) achieved a zero percent delinquency rate and zero interest charges over the past 40 months.”
Yudiski handles A/OPC GPC duties for both NETC and BUPERS; accounts which process nearly $100 million in purchase card and convenience checks per fiscal year. Both accounts had zero discrepancies for more than three years. “To handle such a large volume of transactions with zero discrepancies is an impressive feat,” said Doug Ebner, the GPC program manager for the Naval Supply Systems Command.
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progress and results of SAPR-F training. “One of the things we realized as our training team briefed the command teams in the Southeast was the importance of bringing the SAPR training and results back around to command leadership,” said Lt. Cmdr. Bert Rice, team leader for the Southeast Region MMTT. “The SAPR leadership and fleet training enables two-way communication up and down the chain of command. Respect is important on both sides, and it is imperative that command leadership is prepared to respond appropriately.” Sexual assault prevention is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which builds resiliency to hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. Additional information on the MMTT and SAPR training efforts can be found on the Naval Personnel Command SAPR webpage: http://www. public.navy.mil/bupersnpc/support/sapr/Pages/default.aspx For more information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website: https://www. netc. navy.mil. Doherty from page 1
She transferred to Japan, where she served as the family advocacy representative at Atsugi and then fleeted up to FFSC director at Sasebo. She returned to the states to serve as the director of the Fleet and Family Support Center in Newport, R.I., before accepting the director position at JMF St. Mawgan in Cornwall, England. When that based closed, she packed the FFSC files and materials into
her household goods and moved to Souda Bay, Crete, where she established the Fleet and Family Support Center and served as its sole staff person for the past three years. “My career has done detours, downsides – whatever – and I have just been very, very blessed in that every place I have gone, I’ve learned something or changed my life in some way,” she said. Doherty joined the staff in Pensacola at the end of January and is looking forward to play-
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thief uses a legitimate taxpayer’s identity to fraudulently file a tax return and claim a refund. Generally, the identity thief will use a stolen SSN to file a forged tax return and attempt to get a fraudulent refund early in the filing season. You may be unaware that this has happened until you file your return later in the filing season and discover that two returns have been filed using the same SSN. Be alert to possible identity theft if
Sailors participate in Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) training in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is conducting training and carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean. Photo by MC2 Leonard Adams Jr.
ing a strong leadership role. “I am really passionate about the work,” she said. “I think FFSC is the best place on a base to work and I think all of the staff should feel that way. What we do makes a meaningful difference in people’s lives and we don’t have to charge anybody for it. It’s just awesome. It is a fabulous program.” Doherty plans to review procedures and processes, but she does not plan to make any immediate changes.
you receive an IRS notice or letter that states that: • More than one tax return for you was filed; • You have a balance due, refund offset or have had collection actions taken against you for a year you did not file a tax return, or • IRS records indicate you received wages from an employer unknown to you. What to do if your tax records were affected by identity fraud? If you receive a notice from IRS, respond immediately. If you believe
“I know that the clients are being very well taken care of,” she said. “My new teammates, on average, have been in the system as long as I have. And they know how to do their jobs and they know how to give great services. I just need to stay out of the way and let them do their jobs, and then let them stretch when they want to start stretching.” And although she loved her travels, there is no place like “home.” “I hope command and staff
someone may have used your SSN fraudulently, please notify IRS by responding to the name and number printed on the notice or letter. You will need to fill out the IRS Identity Theft Affidavit, Form 14039. Victims of identity theft who have previously been in contact with the IRS and have not achieved a resolution, should contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit, toll-free, at (800) 908-4490. How can you protect your tax records? If your tax records are not currently affected by identity theft, but you believe you may be at risk due to a lost/stolen purse or wallet, questionable credit card activity or credit report, etc., contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at (800) 908-4490. How can you minimize the chance of becoming a victim? • Don’t carry your Social Security card or any document(s) with your SSN on it. • Don’t give a business your SSN just because they ask. Give it only
here is as happy with me as I am with being here,” she said. “Because sometimes if feels like I have been here forever because the environment is so familiar. And other times, of course, I feel like I just got here.” The NASP FFSC offices are located at 151 Ellyson Ave. in Bldg. 625. For more information on the services and programs offered, call 452-5990 or go to www.cnic. navy.mil/ pensacola/ Fleet And Family Readiness/ SupportServices.
when required. • Protect your financial information. • Check your credit report every 12 months. • Secure personal information in your home. • Protect your personal computers by using firewalls, anti-spam/virus software, update security patches, and change passwords for Internet accounts. • Don’t give personal information over the phone, through the mail or on the internet unless you have initiated the contact or you are sure you know who you are dealing with. For more information: • View IRS created video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO t7U23n5lc • Visit www.IRS.gov and type in “identity theft” in the search box. The Federal Trade Commission is also available to assist taxpayers with identity theft issues by calling their Identity Theft Hot Line 877-IDTheft (877-438-4338) during normal business hours (EST).
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Happy 142nd birthday, Navy Medical Corps ... Capt. Maureen Padden, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), and Ens. Sarah Drayer, a medical student at Uniformed Services University who is at NHP to complete her clerkship, cut the first piece of cake during a ceremony March 4 at NHP to celebrate the 142nd birthday of the Navy’s Medical Corps. The Medical Corps was established March 3, 1871, with a mission to provide medical care to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, their families and others entrusted to their care. Today, there are more than 4,000 active duty and Navy Reserve physicians that serve with both the Navy and the Marine Corps. Photo courtesy NHP
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer 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.
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,
“Staying on top of policies and procedures while getting purchase card bills paid on time for every one of his 148 subordinate activities is extremely impressive and resulted in significant rebates for the Navy.” Yudiski credits his account managers at the local level for helping him to achieve the success recognized by DoD. “My assistant program coordinator here at NETC headquarters and all of the unit program coordinators in the field work hard to ensure we are on top of all transactions and reconciliations,” said Yudiski. “This award is a combined effort, and I couldn’t have done it without them.” Yudiski’s supervisor, Cmdr. Derek Webster, NETC staff supply/logistics officer credits the NETC/BuPers GPC success to not only teamwork, but also Yudiski’s knowledge and anticipating potential problem areas. “Joe runs an extremely proactive program; not waiting until problems arise before stepping in,” said Webster. “His intimate knowledge of the program allows him to stay ahead of and anticipate problems; solving them before they arise. Forty months without any discrepancies is an unprecedented record.” For more information about the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website: https://www.netc.navy.mil. 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 email@example.com. 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.
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March 8, 2013
I love being ordered around by the military By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
To everyday civilians, “the pursuit of happiness” typically involves career, home, love, and family. It’s no different for military families, with one important exception: ORDERS. Unlike their civilian counterparts, active-duty service persons must pursue their happiness within the strict confines of written military orders, which are lengthy documents that appear to be written in alien code. Military orders seem riddled with gibberish, and might be easily replicated as follows: Sit on a computer keyboard for about 10 minutes. Once enough “XXXXXXXXs” and “UUUUUUs” have been typed, print out about 15 pages; staple. Trust me, even the most seasoned Soldier or Sailor wouldn’t immediately notice the difference. However, buried amongst the seemingly nonsensical verbiage are key phrases such as “Report no later than August 2013” and “Newport, Rhode Island,” which, although embedded in gobbledygook, are important mandatory instructions regarding the next couple of years in a service person’s life. We are a Navy family who’s seen our share of military orders. Our most recent written orders arrived a month ago. Besides “RTTUZYUW” and “UUUU – RHMCSUU” my husband’s orders indicate that this summer, he must report to a new job at the Naval War College in Newport. Our last orders instructed my husband to report to Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla., in March 2011, and before that to Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany, in July 2008. Before that Djibouti, East Africa.
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 19 years (and running). Her column, “The Meat and Potatoes of Life,” appears in newspapers and on Stripes Military Moms, a website associated with the Stars and Stripes newspaper. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.the meatandpotatoesoflife.com. Before that Norfolk, Va. Before that Molesworth, England. Before that, Monterey, Calif. And so on, and so on. I can’t prove it without the assistance of an experienced cryptographer, but I think that our orders might also contain mandates such as “///GET OVER IT///” or “///NO WHINING – YOU’RE IN THE MILITARY///.” We must follow military orders regardless of inconvenience or hardship, like moving your son before his senior year, or leaving the church that you like so much, or separating your youngest after she finally made a new best friend. None of that matters. We are at the mercy of the U.S. Navy. So why do we continue to let ourselves get ordered around? In today’s unstable economic climate, one might think that mere job security is what motivates military families to keep following orders, and with all the news of “fiscal cliffs” and “sequestration” there is some truth to this.
However, regardless of job security, a deep attachment to a military culture develops. With each successive move, military families not only become more resilient, but also cultivate a strong identity and pride in their unique lifestyle. Believe it or not, we become so accustomed to being ordered to go somewhere new, we often look forward to it after being in one place for a couple of years. I must admit, I’ve wondered if our affection for military life might be a twinge of Stockholm syndrome. Or maybe it’s rooted in fear of what’s on the outside, like long-term prisoners who are afraid to be released. Truly, I know our affinity for this lifestyle is rooted in honor, duty, courage, loyalty, patriotism and sacrifice for others. These concepts have become muddled in today’s society, so we feel fortunate to raise our children in a military environment where those virtues are emphasized. We live and work with other military families who have a common understanding of good and evil, right and wrong. We don’t need a permanent hometown – it’s the similar sense of values and camaraderie with fellow military families that make us feel at home. No doubt about it: non-military families are fortunate to put down roots in one place where they can make close friendships and foster stable school, family and community ties. They might not understand how a family like mine could be happy about moving to Rhode Island after less than two years in Florida. But we are happy about our ninth move in 20 years, because it’s part and parcel of our military lifestyle. To quote a common saying which adorns many a Sailor’s front door, “Home is where the Navy sends us.”
Letter to the editor Good people left “Just something I would like to share with you. Tonight I went to dinner at Wayne’s Family Diner and I had my World War II hat, which I took off and placed it on my arm crutch. When I finished my dinner and put my arm in the crutch and was about to pull up, a gentleman came over and said, ‘Let me help you, but first I want to shake your hand for your service.’ I said thank you and thank you for your help. He was wearing a blue shirt with a small logo on it and I asked him what was the logo and he said, ‘It’s a Blue Angel logo, I am a Blue Angel.’ It took my breath away, and I also thanked him for his service. Today, more than ever, there is comradeship between every person who served this country no matter which war. It’s something when a Blue Angel will stop to help a World War II veteran, and it is something I will never forget. There still are some good people left in this country.” Jack Drew, Disabled Veteran
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March 8, 2013
Navy combats suicide rate with extensive prevention programs Story, photo by Alex Sharp PAO Intern
ilitary sources recently announced that there were 349 suicides among U.S. troops in 2012; more than the 295 troops lost than in Afghanistan that same year. The Navy alone lost 60 shipmates to suicide last year and is doing all it can to combat the issue. According to officials at NAS Pensacola, several Navy programs are being used to attack the issue. Chaplains, Navy medical, Fleet and Family Support Centers and suicide prevention coordinators (SPCs) are taking a well-coordinated approach to save lives, said Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Bornemann, “This is the best suicide prevention program I have seen in the Navy. It is the most aggressive and progressive prevention program the Navy has ever seen,” he said. Bornemann has worked with suicide prevention programs during the past 14 years and was among the first chaplains to be sent to the Navy Nuclear Power School in Charleston, S.C., where he helped elimi-
nate an epidemic suicide rate of two to three a year. NAS Pensacola has the Navy’s second largest training command, the NATTC alone has 3,000 Sailors at one time (15,000 a year), with an average age of 19. Males between the ages of 18-24 have been identified to be the highest risk age group of suicide cases, making it the third highest cause of death in the Navy. Statistics show that the majority of suicide victims have not been deployed to combat, indicating that deployment into combat zones is not the stressor one might think. Instead, the experts blame it on social issues. “The increase in suicides is a societal problem,” Bornemann
said. “Our Sailors are a direct slice of Americana.” He noted that most of the young Sailors have just left home and are quickly transitioned into an adult military career. As a result, they become highly stressed and are among the highest risk to commit suicide. Bornemann explained the mindset process of how individuals reach the point of wanting to end their lives. “Suicide rarely happens spur-of-the-moment, but is instead a long deepening depression that gets to a point that an individual loses all hope to live,” he said. He went on to cover the three phases associated with suicide victims: Ideations, gestures and attempts. Ideations occur when an individual is unhappy with their life and becomes deeply depressed with themselves. Gestures include the mental thought of harming oneself, and considering how one would do it. Attempt is the last stage and includes the act of physically carrying out the gesture, whether it is successful or not. Bornemann said, “Committing suicide is an act of desperation, people don’t just want to kill themselves; it takes a long time to adapt to the idea. This is why it’s so important for bystanders, chaplains and SPCs to identify the signs and report them.” Navy Fleet and Family
Friends and family members need to be aware of the signs. “Committing suicide is an act of desperation – people don’t just want to kill themselves; it takes a long time to adapt to the idea,” NATTC Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Bornemann (above) said. “This is why it’s so important for bystanders, chaplains and SPCs to identify the signs and report them.”
Support Centers also work closely to prevent suicides. Angela Smith, NAS Pensacola work and family life specialist, said that the Navy started its suicide prevention program in 1998. Today, every command has its own active-duty SPC trained to assist individuals with an intrapersonal conflict. The Navy also has two general military training (GMT) programs that are administered annually to increase suicide awareness and intervention measures. Ask-Care-Tell (ACT) is a suicide prevention program intended to educate Sailors on how to identify the signs associated with unstable ideations
and how to handle the situation without degrading the individual. The second program is the Bystander Intervention Act. This program works to make Sailors aware of the issue and to remove the stigma with coming forth and admitting that they or a shipmate may have suicidal ideations. Intern, heir career will not be in jeopardy. If the SPC feels the individual needs further assessment and treatment, the patient is then transferred to Navy medical where the appropriate diagnoses and attention is given. “The programs are there,” Smith said. “The key is to remove the stigma associated with having suicidal ideations. To instill the philosophy that everyone should take the responsibility of becoming a first responder by referring troubled individuals to the appropriate resources.” External signs of suicidal victims can be identified with the acronym “IS PATH WARM,” which stands for ideation, substance use, purposelessness, anxiety, trapped, hopelessness, withdrawal, anger, recklessness, mood changes. If anyone you know is exhibiting any of these signs, don’t hesitate to mention it to appropriate sources. For more information, visit http://www.public.navy.mil/bu pers-npc/support/suicide_prevention/Pages/default.aspx or call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1 (800) 273-8255, press 1.
CNO on operational risk management In the face of budget cuts, the highest priority is safety to rise to the challenge. These traits are our legacy – in our DNA. However, it is equally imperLeaders, it is incumbent upon all of ative that we think through our us to thoroughly consider how we actions and manage the risk approwill safely and successfully accompriately during these challenging plish our missions, even as we face times – operational risk management fiscal uncertainty. There is potential (ORM) must be a fundamental elefor significant fiscal challenges headment of any undertaking. ing into the remainder of FY13 and Many of us have witthrough the next year. We are making nessed unfortunate or plans to deal with these financial tragic mishaps where shortfalls. Leadership will be key to good people with the Adm. Jonathan managing these changes while minibest intentions were Greenert mizing risks to our force and to our trying to accomplish a mission. mission assigned to them without It's time to think – to be efficient and effective. taking the time to practice ORM. Part of our culture and heritage is that we are a Typically, someone knew a corner “can-do”organization; one committed to overcom- had been cut, a regulation was ing overwhelming obstacles with innovation and bypassed, or inadequate training had resourcefulness. We admire individuals or units occurred. Yet, they pushed ahead because they that can persevere through adversity and austerity, perceived leadership wanted to “get the job done at and we count on our Sailors, civilians and families any cost.” it is our job to be in front of an event.
From Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations
We know people will instinctively attempt to do more with less, and we must prevent that determination from becoming perilous. “Be ready” means “be safe.” We will only execute missions with the proper training, resources, and safety measures. For the activities we will still do, we must ensure the proper ORM training, resources, and/or safety measures are applied. Leaders at all levels need to see the look on the face of the chief, pilot, conning officer, or rig captain and intervene when we are pushing too hard. I rely on you to be bold and accountable and, when required, say “no” when sailors and units have reached their safe limits. I charge each of you to use your good judgment and integrity, honed through years of experience, to preserve boundaries that will prevent the loss of life, injury, or equipment failure. With your leadership, we will complete our missions safely and remain the finest Navy in the world.
March 8, 2013
Interviews focus on women in naval aviation Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Inspiring women March is National Women’s History Month and this year’s theme, “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination,” recognizes contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, referred to as STEM. For more information go to www.nwhp.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 636-2888.
he National Naval Aviation Museum is developing a new exhibit that will highlight contributions women have made to naval aviation. The multimedia presentation, which is expected to open later this year, will include interviews with women currently serving in the Navy. Excerpts below are from a recent interview with Capt. Tami Ryley, director, Strategic Planning Division, Office of Chief of Navy Reserve (OCNR), which was conducted by Steve Heffernan, a historian at the museum. Ryley, who was born in DeKalb, Ill., said her interest in flying started at an early age. Her father took a job working for Air America in Taiwan when she was 3 years old. “We loaded the whole family up and we flew to Taipei, Taiwan,” she said. “So I think that is actually a part of the starting point of my love of aviation.” She got to explore the Far East in all types of aircraft and took several flights back to the United States before the family moved to Colorado when she was 9. She also was encouraged to pursue her dream to fly by her mother, who had her private pilot’s license. Ryley faced some challenges on the path to getting her wings. She wanted to go to the Air Force Academy, but she ran into some academic problems in her junior year. She attended summer school to improve her grades and was nominated to West Point, but she did not get accepted. Ryley decided to enlist in the Army for a three-year tour as an electronic warfare, signal intelli-
gence analyst. The first two years she was stationed in Fort Polk, La., and then she volunteered to go to Korea for a year. When she got out of the Army, she was accepted at the University of Colorado Boulder. But she still wanted to fly and she remembers telling her mother, “I think it would be really neat to land planes on ships.” So she talked to Navy Reserve officials at the university, and they gave her a full scholarship. “I got my commission,” she said. “And I got to live my dream.” Ryley completed her academic training at NAS Pensacola, and moved to Whiting Field to for T-34 training before being selected for the Grumman C-2 Greyhound and carrier aviation. “From there, at that time, we would go over to Corpus Christi first,” she said. “So we were the first class at that time to go fly the T-34 out of Corpus Christi.” Then she came back to Pensacola to complete carrier qualifications. Ryley has vivid memories of special moments such as com-
Capt. Tami Ryley went through flight training in Pensacola in 1990. Currently, she is director of the Strategic Planning Division at the Office of Chief of Navy Reserve (OCNR).
pleting her first carrier landing on the USS Forrestal (CV59) and going through survival training. “I learned to eat cactus ... caught a snake and had that,” she said. “It was very thrilling, and McDonald’s fries tasted really good when we got back from that adventure.” Because the combat exclusion law was still in effect when she was in training, Ryley ended up in fixed-wing C-2s. Other planes she has flown include the Lockheed C-130 Hercules and the Boeing C-40 Clipper and she was the commanding officer of VR-61, a C-9 squadron at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, in Washington State. She also got the chance to serve as the assistant director for the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation. She is happy with how things turned out. “Fixed-wing logistics was such a perfect fit,” she said. “For
me, the people, exploring, the interactions, it has been so gratifying. Naval aviation, no mater what platform you fly, is such a dynamic environment. It is always changing.” In many of the squadrons she was attached to Ryley was the only female officer and aviator. She said she never felt out of place, however, dealing with the press was difficult. “The media would come in and they would ask the questions and they would try to sensationalize or find the bad part, and you know when they came into a squadron and I was the only female there, I was the one they wanted to talk to,” she said. Her attitude worked in her favor, Ryley said. “I remember early on, when I was like in primary training or something like that, one of the guys came up to me and said, ‘You know Tam, you are just one of the guys with curves.’ And that was so awesome, that was so what I wanted to be. I didn’t want there to be issues. I didn’t want guy’s wives and girlfriends to worry about us going on deployment or detachment, so I had great relationships with their spouses and girlfriends. So I
think the media portrayed it and pulled out pieces that it was not necessarily a real reflection of what we had.” Ryley said she is grateful for all of the help she received along the way. “You know, you have instructors in the airplane and then you have those people who instruct you in being an officer in the Navy,” she said. “So to all of those, I guess at this stage of the game, I say thank you, because there is no way that you can get to the rank of captain or above, I couldn’t, without the help of both the instructors who taught me to fly and those people who mentored me and took me under their wing.” In the future, Riley hopes to return the favor by being a mentor for young women. She is a member of EAA, an aviation group based in Oshkosh, Wisc., and she has participated in a high school mentoring program for two out of the last three years. “I think right now my passion is honestly making sure that young girls and women out there know that they can do this,” she said. She wants to be able to show them the path, show them the opportunities and let them make their choices and live their dreams too. “My hope is I can excite other women, other girls to follow their dreams to do what they want to do,” she said. “And if people are telling you no, you know persevere. Stick with it. Don’t turn around at the first door. As they say, a window is open somewhere and they can probably shimmy through a vent that is over on the side and make those dreams happens.”
March 8, 2013
Exercise Citadel Shield at NASWF Story, photo by Jay Cope NASWF PAO
A disgruntled employee walks into work one morning with a handgun and proceeds to injure and kill his co-workers during an shooting spree that lasts only a few minutes before six people, including the shooter himself, are “dead.” Whether calling it “going postal” or a serial shooting, it is the kind of scenario that security force personnel dread, which is the reason it is so important to train for exactly such a potential hazard. Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s (NASWF) training team executed such a mock development Feb. 21 to test the response capability of the security force teams to an active shooter scenario. The drill was part of the base’s annual work-up for the Navywide exercise Citadel Shield. During the two-week drill time frame, NASWF performed two separate drill packages to activate and train the various elements of its active duty, contract
personnel and auxiliary security force teams. The first, held Feb. 20, was a nonviolent protest at the east gate. The drills focused on initial responses to the potential threats, communications to appropriate points of contact (regional operations center, emergency dispatch, commanding officer, etc.) and proper administrative response. The scenarios met seven of the eight training objectives issued by Commander, Naval Installations Command. The final objective could not be completed as it focused on harbor activities that NASWF does not have. While such drills never go off perfectly, according to Whiting Field’s training officer Rudy Mendiola, they serve a valuable training function in helping people learn from their mistakes. “(These drills) are how we improve our processes,” he said. “The lessons learned we generate are the most important aspect we get from our training opportunities.” Both drills centered on the discontent generated by the tense
Patrolmen Rick Chambers (front) and Todd Martin advance quickly through the bottom floor of the operations building Feb. 21, as they search for the “active shooter” during the Citadel Shield drill at NAS Whiting Field. The two members of the security team on the base searched room by room until they found the simulated assailant.
negotiations ongoing with the budget situation. During the Feb. 20 drill, 14 “protesters” approached the gate, angry about potential cutbacks in spending and civilian furloughs. Gate security was forced to request additional assistance and ulti-
mately the base’s auxiliary security force was activated to secure the gate. The non-violent protesters dispersed shortly afterward. The active-shooter drill involved a civilian employee who was convinced he was going to lose his job and his
despondency resulted in bringing a semi-automatic pistol into work and using it on other employees in the operations building. The security force, using polyurethane “blue gun” training pistols, cleared the building room by room searching for the shooter and survivors. Brian Belcher, who played the shooter, “shot” five people until cornered by a security team when he shot himself. The drill packages utilize realworld events in the planning to ensure the scenarios presented to the responders are as realistic as possible. It is important that when they report to the scene of an incident that the confrontation is one that could actually happen, although everyone involved hopes it never does. Preparing for the unlikely is a vital part of keeping the teams sharp. “We use these events to help us identify shortfalls in our training and where we need to focus in future drills,” Mendiola said. “Continuous training is important in keeping a team that is professional in its execution.”
ITT: A chance to travel is at your doorstep By Jay Cope NASWF PAO
It would be hard to imagine signing up for the Navy lifestyle without a desire to see and experience new things. Traveling to exotic locations is part and parcel of serving in the maritime military and was embodied for years in the slogan, “The Navy, it’s not just a job. It’s an adventure.” So even while stationed at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, the footloose urge to see what lies beyond the horizon still needs to be satisfied – and the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office can help you do just that. As part of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation office at the base, ITT offers a host of options to help patrons experience that weekend getaway, romantic excursion, or even the annual family trip. From cruises, to island resorts, to fantastical amusement parks, or even the ideal local retreat, ITT has the means to help. While that doesn’t mean ITT is a trav-
el agency, there are a lot of similarities in the products the office offers. The biggest difference is simply the fact that ITT is not a money making venture. Travel agencies, while helpful, are in business to make a profit. ITT Manager Marcy Allen stresses that after expenses, any profit is placed back into the MWR general operating fund. “Cyndi (Cynthia Myers) and I both love what we do for our military. We provide a service for our customers and we work to support the base and the tenant commands,” she said. “We want them to know we have the information they need and we want to help them with every aspect of their travel opportunities.” Allen and Myers have been a team for nearly a year and a half now, and Allen says it is a huge difference from when she started the office solo about four years ago. When she first started, the office was pretty much limited to selling discounted tickets to local and state ven-
ues. Working to expand her contacts, Allen began attending tourism and vendor specific functions to network into hotel reservation contracts, cruise opportunities and flights. The end result is a full-service office that still tries to give a personal touch. “We have to be up on everything. We aren’t just tickets. We aren’t just travel, but we are also information,” Allen emphasized. “Students may only be here for a short time before they class-up, and we need to be able to help them learn what there is to do in the area. We want to be able to provide that one-to-one face time that helps make their experiences more personalized.” It seems to be working. The yearly sales when she started was only $17,000 and it was all in tickets. Now the ITT office is up 60 percent in sales per year, commission is up 70 percent and profit/loss is up 40 percent. That doesn’t mean that the office has reached its peak yet. Allen is still trying to make inroads
toward selling full-service tours through several of the travel companies that specialize in such products. The main reason to use ITT is pretty simple – cost. ITT maintains several contracts with tourism companies that help provide a lower price than what can be obtained online. Additionally, they keep track of military specials provided by the various agencies and can clue you in to the best options. Finally, Allen and Meyers have access to industry web sites that individual travel planners cannot check. Combined with their enhanced knowledge of working within the field, they are an invaluable resource as members of the base and tenant commands try to arrange their recreation time. “Our biggest challenge is educating people on what we can do for them,” Allen said. “There are a lot of opportunities in the programs we have to offer. We are willing to go the extra mile for our customer to make this the best ITT for its size that it can be.”
Support Our Military
March 8, 2013
Navy League reschedules luncheon
The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States has rescheduled its annual Military Recognition Day Luncheon and Margaret Flowers Civic Award Ceremony for 11 a.m. March 14 at New World Landing. Cost is $15 per person. Since 1983, the Margaret Flowers Civic Award has been given to military members from Navy commands in the Pensacola region in recognition of superior community service. It is named in honor of Margaret Flowers, a former NASP public affairs officer with a long record of service to the Navy and the community. For reservations, call 436-8552.
Academy open for Discovery Saturday
As part of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Discovery Saturday series, Chip Yarbrough and Dr. Dave Dawson from the National Flight Academy will present a program at 10 a.m. March 16 aboard the virtual aircraft carrier, Ambition. Following the presentations, attendees will be able to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the the aviation-themed learning facility. Discovery Saturday is free and open to the public. The National Flight Academy is located adjacent to the National Naval Aviation Museum on NAS Pensacola. Visitors should enter the main entrance of the museum and they will be directed to the Flight Academy facility. For more information, go to www.NavalAviation Museum.org or call 453-2389.
Enlisted Advancement Exams planned
The Education Services Office (ESO) of Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Pensacola will administer the Navywide enlisted advancement examinations at the Mustin Beach Club aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station (NASP) March 14 for advancement to PO2 and March 21 for advancement for PO3. The doors will open at 6 a.m. and close promptly at 7 a.m. the day of the exam. Participants are encouraged to report at 6 a.m. to begin exam preparations. No cell phone, watches, food or beverages are permitted in the exam room. Advancement candidates must wear the prescribed uniform of the day and have their military ID card to participate. For more information, contact the ESO at 4523617, option 8.
Blood drive tied to St. Patrick’s Day
Share the luck of the Irish when you give the gift of life at the Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Blood Drive from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, March 8, at the WEAR-TV, Channel 3 studio, 4990 Mobile Highway. Each blood donor will receive a special St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt, a wellness check and a cholesterol screening. Subway will provide sandwiches for blood donors between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. For more information about donating blood go to www.nfbcblood.org or call 473-3853.
ROWWA schedules fashion show
The Retired Officers Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will present its annual fashion show, luncheon and meeting March 14 at the Pensacola Yacht Club. Social time will begin at 11 a.m., followed by fashions presented by Chico’s and a business meeting and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friends and guests are welcome to attend. Cost for the luncheon for members and guests is $18. Reservations are required by today, March 8. For more information, call Mary Chase at 9954466 or Myrl Eisenger at 477-5869.
Senior Follies scheduled for March
The Pensacola Senior Follies is presenting “Viva Las Vegas,” its 16th annual “Young at Heart” show, at the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at 7 p.m. March 15 and 2 p.m. March 16 and March 17. The studio is at 1000 College Blvd. at Pensacola State College. Local multi-talented seniors will perform in the musical extravaganza. Tickets are $12 and are available at Bayview Senior Center and West Escambia Senior Center. For more information, call 453-3016 or 417-7736.
Art festival scheduled in Gulf Breeze
The City of Gulf Breeze and Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. (GBAI) will present the 19th annual Gulf Breeze Celebrate the Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 in the parking lot of Gulf Breeze High School. Admission is free. For more information go to www.gulf breezearts.com.
Chili contest includes car cruise-in
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting its annual Community Chili Cook-off from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 9. A new addition this year is a car cruise-in. Cook-off entries are limited to 20, so advance registration is recommended. A complimentary meal featuring chili will be served. Admission is free. For more information, call 492-1518.
Trail run planned at Big Lagoon Park
Run for Children of Destiny, a two-mile adventure trail run, is scheduled for 7 a.m. tomorrow,
Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.email@example.com. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. March 9, at Big Lagoon State Park. The registration fee is $20, which includes one adult and one child (12 years or younger), shirts for both and all-day access to the park. Pre-run check-in begins at 6 a.m. and closes at 6:45 a.m. Refreshments will be available. Strollers are welcome. For more information or to register for the run, visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/GlobeNicaragua /march2013 or call 453-3453.
Newcomer’s Club mixes games, lunch
The Newcomer’s Club of Greater Pensacola meets at 9 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The meeting features games and lunch for $14. The club is open to all women who have resided in Pensacola two years or less. For more information, call Valerie Zubke at 530-3926 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, go to www.pensacolanewcomers.com.
School to present auction March 9
Escambia Christian School will presents its ninth annual “A Bid for Excellence” auction tomorrow, March 9, 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. Live and silent auctions will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. Seating is limited and there will be no ticket sales at the door. For more information, call 433-8476.
Motorcycle riders meet for breakfast
Members of the Gold Wing Road Rider’s Association gather for a breakfast meeting on the second Saturday of each month at the Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, 2260 Langley Ave. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. breakfast and the meeting starts at 9 a.m. meeting. All motorcycle riders are welcome For more information, contact Fred Kennedy at 2320365 or visit www.fl1-d.com.
Marine training classes scheduled
L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses training classes are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, March 9, April 27 and June 1 in the commanding officer’s conference room at the MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450, 211 Farrar Road. Classes are free and all military spouses are welcome. A Passport to L.I.N.K.S. for 4 Kids event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 15 in the commanding officer’s conference room at the MATSG21 Headquarters. The event for Marine Corps children focuses on lifestyle, insights, networking, knowledge and skills. To register for any of the classes, call Beth Austin, MCFTB trainer at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or e-mail email@example.com.
Legion presents Bama Southern Romp
The 2013 Bama Southern Romp is scheduled for March 8-10 in Gulf Shores, Ala. Conducted by The Department of Alabama American Legion Riders, the event is hosted locally by the Baldwin County American Legion Riders headquartered at American Legion Post 44, 6781 Gulf Shores Parkway. Events will include live music, special rides, a shrimp boil, a bike show and a memorial service. The per person fee is $25 for the weekend or $20 per day. Motorcycle ownership is not required. For more information, go to www. Alabamaalr.org.
Fleet Reserve Association to have guest
Mark Kilgore, national president of the Fleet Reserve, is scheduled to be the special guest at the March 11 meeting of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 22 at the AmVets Post 292, 955 Dog Track Road. The general meeting will start at 6 p.m., the combined meeting at 6:30 p.m. and a dinner commencing at 7 p.m. Attire is casual. For more information, call Robert F. Hall Sr. at 456-1561 or 712-3319.
NMCRS golf tournament coming up
Pen Air Federal Credit Union will present the 13th annual Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Charity Golf Tournament March 22 at A.C. Read. Cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. Registration begins at 10:30 am, with lunch served at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Players can register online at bit.ly/NMCRSGolf
Tournament. For more information, e-mail Melissa Dandridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-3200, ext. 3334.
Car show puts spotlight on Mustangs
The 34th annual Gulf Coast Regional Mustang & All Ford Show Car Show is scheduled for March 22–24 at Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway. Organizers expect 180 cars to be on display and 70 to 80 vendors. The event is presented by the Gulf Coast Regional Mustang Club (GCRMC). Admisssion is free. There is a registration fee for those wishing to enter a vehicle in the show. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 and 23 and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 24 with award presentations at noon. For more information, call 529-8366 or go to www.gulfcoastmustangclub.org.
Enrollment open at St. John school
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, 325 South Navy Blvd., is enrolling new students for the 2013-2014 school year. The school offers voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) through eighth grade. For more information, call 456-5218 or go to www.stjohnpensacola.com.
Purple Heart group to meet March 16
A meeting of Chapter/Unit 566 Military Order of the Purple Hearts is scheduled for 11 a.m. March 16 at West Milton Church of Christ, 5300 West Highway 90 in Pace. Discussions will focus on plans for the Aug. 7 Purple Heart Day. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos Baseball Team will be dedicating the Aug. 7 game to Purple Heart recipients. A post-meeting meal that will be served by the Ladies Auxiliary Unit 566. For more information, call Eustice Shiver at 791-1175 or 994-3880.
New exhibit features jazz photographs
The Pensacola Museum of Art and Jazz Society of Pensacola are presenting the exhibit “Jazz in Black and White – Jazz Photography of Duncan Schiedt” at the Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. The photo exhibit will be open today, March 8, through April 20. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information go to pensacolamuseum ofart.org or call 432-6247.
Support group offered for grandparents
Council on Aging of West Florida has scheduled a meeting for a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren at 6 p.m. March 14 at Homewood Suites by Hilton, 5049 Corporate Woods Drive. The group meets the second Thursday of each month at the same time and location. Other relatives raising children are also invited. Participation is free. For more information, go to www.coawfla.org or call 432-1475.
PMOAA scholarship grants available
The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) will be awarding scholarship grants to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident or grandchild of a resident of Escambia or Santa Rosa counties in Florida or Baldwin County in Alabama. They must have completed one year at a college, with at GPA of at least 3.0 for undergraduates or 3.5 for graduate students for the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters as a full time student. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15 and may be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact retired Navy Capt. James Frazier by phone at 484-9162 or be e-mail at email@example.com.
Time to register for kindergarten
Kindergarten registration for Escambia County students will begin March 11. Students who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 1 are eligible to register for the 2013-2014 school year. Registration will occur at the school which serves the student’s housing area. For more information and to find the school your child will attend, go to www.myescambia schools.com.
Auditions being held for two plays
Auditions have been scheduled for two upcoming stage productions. • Pensacola Little Theatre’s Mainstage series will hold auditions for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” one of Tennessee Williams most well-known plays, at 7 p.m. March 11 and 12. The show dates are May 1012 and May 16-19. • Pensacola Little Theatre’s Studio 400 series will hold auditions for “The MOMologues,” a comedy all about motherhood, at 7 p.m. March 11 and 12. Show dates are April 26-28 and May 2-4. For all the audition information, go to www.PensacolaLittleTheatre.com.
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arch is American Red Cross Month, a time to remind everyone of the work of the American Red Cross in communities across the country and around the globe – and how the organization depends on public support to help people in need. The American Red Cross was created in 1881 by Clara Barton and officially chartered by Congress in 1900 to provide national and international relief during disasters, and to give relief to the military and serve as a means of communication between members of the armed forces and their families. From the beginning, people in this country have volunteered and donated funds to support the Red Cross in its mission to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and
respond to emergencies. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the first Red Cross Month in support of Red Cross fundraising efforts to respond to needs brought on by World War II. Since that time, every president, including President Barack Obama, has designated March as Red Cross Month. Today, the American Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. Through a worldwide network, the American
Red Cross provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families – in war zones, military hospitals and on military installations around the world. Red Cross Blood Services collects and distributes more than 40 percent of this country’s blood supply. And, more than 9 million people across the United States receive American Red Cross training in first aid, water safety and other skills every year. Thanks to the generous support of people in this country, the American Red Cross is able to
of Northwest Florida mobilize to help people in need. The Red Cross is not a government agency, but relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. Public generosity helps provide life-changing and often lifesaving services down the street, across the country and around the world.
Show your support during Red Cross Month because moments of hope are made possible by people like you. For more information, call American Red Cross of Northwest Florida at 432-7601. They can be found online at http://www. redcross.org/fl/pensacola.
Tornado season is coming: Be prepared despite advance warning. In 2012, there were more than 450 weatherrelated fatalities and nearly 2,600 injuries. Severe weather knows no boundaries and affects every individual. Know your risk: The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you and your family. Every state in the United States has experienced tornadoes and severe weather, so everyone is exposed to some degree of risk. Check the weather forecast regu-
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Severe Weather Preparedness Week (March 3-9) is a nationwide effort to increase awareness of severe weather and to motivate individuals, families, businesses and communities to take actions that will prepare them in the event of severe weather. Each year, individuals are killed or seriously injured by tornadoes and other types of severe weather,
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Jokes & Groaners Springtime: things to consider Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. — Lewis Grizzard (Spring) hath put a spirit of youth in everything. — William Shakespeare No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. — Hal Borland The first day of spring is one thing and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. — Henry Van Dyke In the spring I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of four and 20 hours. — Mark Twain If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. — Anne Bradstreet Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. — W. Earl Hall
March 8, 2013
Navy training headquarters honors ‘stellar’ staffers Ens. Jesse Boyette NETC PAO
aval Education and Training Command (NETC) honored staffers for community service, exemplary military performance and for 160 years of combined civil service during an awards ceremony Feb. 6. The event was held at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute’s auditorium with NETC’s Learning and Development (N7) Department tuning in via video teleconference from their location on board Naval Station Norfolk, Va. “The work you do every day develops our Sailors into the most formidable maritime force in the world,” said Rear Adm. Don Quinn, NETC commander. “Fleet readiness starts in the training commands and the stellar work you do to support our mission is critical to the combat readiness of our Navy.” With the most time in service, Roland Perez, a program analyst in NETC’s Development Planning Analysis Department (N5), earned his length of service (LOS) award for 40 years of service. Perez stated that
throughout his career, he has witnessed NETC preserve its relevance by continuing to evolve. “What I continue to see is an institution that reflects the ever-dynamic state of our time,” he said. “The staff’s focus is about quality of service. It is about application of the principle of being a team aiming for the same big goal. Whether you have four years or 40 years, we all contribute in our own unique ways,” he said. Those recognized with LOS awards included several others from the Development and Planning Analysis Department. Dean Taylor, a planning coordinator, received a certificate for 35 years. Richard Nein, an education management analyst, was honored for 30 years while Program Analyst Kelly Looney was cited for 25 years of service. Receiving a certificate
Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander, Naval Education Training Command (NETC), commends the high performance of headquarters staff during an awards ceremony Feb. 6. The event was held at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute’s auditorium, with NETC’s Learning and Development (N7) Department tuning in via video teleconference from their location onboard Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
for 30 years of service was Melinda Hicks, an administrator for an automated task tracking system in the NETC Administration Department. ETCS(SW) Jason Szot, NETC enlisted education program manager, received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his performance in analyzing and facilitating a program of enlisted educational opportunities. As a result of his efforts, noncollege degree (NCD) certificates and diplomas are once again available to Sailors with the aid of tuition assistance and GI
Bill benefits. Szot insisted that his work with these educational opportunities was a group undertaking, crediting two colleagues in particular – Nein and Tom Smith, an education program analyst – for their instrumental roles. “I’m just the knucklehead shaking the admiral’s hand,” said Szot. “This was a team effort, and I am merely one small piece of the puzzle.” Several staff members received recognition for their work with the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Capt. William Marvel;
Development and Planning Analysis Department director; NCCS(SW) Kelly Strickland, NETC force career counselor; and YN1(SW) Jennifer Zeravsky, NETC flag writer; received letters of appreciation from Rear Adm. Quinn for their volunteer efforts during the fund drive. Marvel was the chairperson for the local Federal Coordinating Committee, while Strickland and Zeravsky coordinated donation support at the training headquarters. Marvel, Szot, Strickland and Zeravsky also
received certificates of appreciation from the United Way as part of the team volunteering during the Annual Day of Caring Oct. 12 at the Global Learning Academy. Joining them on the team were, Capt. Karen Vigneron, director of NETC’s Total Force Manpower Department; NETC Force Master Chief April Beldo; Lt. April Demontalvo, assistant to the NETC Force Judge Advocate; and ATAN Cindy Rehak, flag administrative assistant. For more information about NETC visit http:/ /www. netc.navy.mil/.
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Actor who donated tickets meets Pearl Harbor survivors Story, photo from Watkins Productions
Several Pearl Harbor survivors from Pensacola traveled to Fort Walton Beach to meet Gary Sinise (second from right). Standing to the left of Sinise are Lydia Phillips and Cass Phillips. Jay Carraway is on the right and Jim Landis is seated in the front.
Gary Sinise donated 17 American Airline tickets to the Pearl Harbor Initiative, which allowed six Pensacola area Pearl Harbor survivors to go back to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in December 2011. Three of the survivors got the chance to meet and thank Sinise in person recently at a Lt. Dan Band concert at Hurlburt Field in Fort Walton Beach. Sinese played Lt. Dan in the movie “Forest Gump” and he is one of the stars of “CSI:NY.”
The 2011 trip was chronicled in a documentary, “Pearl Harbor, One Last Goodbye.” Initiative founders Holly Shelton and co-founder retired Lt. Col. Bill Phillips organized and raised funds for the one-time initiative, which allowed these heros from the “greatest generation” to say one last goodbye to their fallen comrades. DVD copies of the documentary can be purchased for $24.95 in Pensacola at Joe Patti Seafood, Wings Pensacola, Wings and Things, NAS Lighthouse and at www.pearlharboronelastgoodbye. com or www.watkinsvideo.com.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Running in the McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run is a tradition for many members of the active-duty and retired military community. Photo from McGuire’s Irish Pub
Runners can go for green or history By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Pensacola’s calendar is packed with races for serious runners or people who just like to lace up their sneakers for fun. There are two races to choose from this weekend. The 36th annual McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run starts at 9 a.m. tomorrow, March 9. More than 9,000 runners are expected. Participants must be able to run or walk the 3.1 mile (5K) course in less than one hour. The race starts and finishes at McGuire’s Irish Pub, 600 East Gregory St. This is a prediction run, which means participants can run for
speed and/or they can predict how long it will take them to complete the run. Finishers that come closest to predictions win. A free pre-race breakfast will be served. The post-race party will feature Irish sing-a-longs, Irish fare and beverages. Spectators are welcome to watch the race, but the party is for registered runners only. For more information, call 4336789 or go to www.mcguires irishpub.com. Fans of local history might want to turn out for the Dash Through the Past Scavenger Hunt Race, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow, March 9. The event is being presented by
the Florida Public Archaeology Network, 207 East Main St., as part of Florida Archaeology Month. The race offers individuals or teams of two a chance to compete over a two-mile course for prizes donated by sponsors. Participants will receive a map and a list of challenges. Prizes will be awarded based on completion time. A donation of $10 includes a reusable water bottle. After the race, participants are encouraged to stay and sort artifacts at the FPAN Public Archaeology Lab until 2 p.m. For more information, call 5950050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Warm Bodies,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 7 p.m.; “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (3D), R, 9:15 p.m.; “Bullet to the Head,” R, 4:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m.; “Gangster Squad,” R, 8:45 p.m.
“The Impossible,” PG-13, 12:15 p.m.; “A Haunted House,” R, 2:45 p.m.; “Least Among Saints,” R, 5 p.m. (sneak preview, free admission); “Bullet to the Head,” R, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; “Mama,” PG-13, noon; “The Last Stand,” R, 2:15 p.m.; “Warm Bodies,” PG13, 4:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m.; “Parker,” R, 9 p.m.
“Broken City,” R, noon; “Mama,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (3D), R, 4:45 p.m.; “Zero Dark Thirty,” R, 6:45 p.m.; “The Impossible,” PG-13, 12:15 p.m.; “Parker,” R, 2:45 p.m.; “Warm Bodies,” PG-13, 5:15 p.m.; “Bullet to the Head,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Bullet to the Head,” R, 5 p.m.; “Warm Bodies,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Zero Dark Thirty,” R, 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY “Mama,” PG-13, 5:15 p.m.; “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m.; “The
Last Stand,” R, 5 p.m.; “Broken City,” R, 7:15 p.m.
“The Impossible,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Warm Bodies,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Bullet to the Head,” R, 5:15 p.m.; “Gangster Squad,” R, 7:15 p.m.
Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
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Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • St. Patrickʼs Day Run: 8 a.m. March 15. Register at Radford Fitness Center, Bldg. 4143. Medals will be awarded for first, second and third place for men and women. Open to all. Free. For more information, call 452-9845. • Spring Flea Market: noon to 4 p.m. March 17 at Corry Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Applications available on the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com or at Bldg. 4143 on Radford Boulevard. The event sells out each year, so reserve early. Spaces $25 to $40. Tables are $8 each. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • Titleist Fitting Day: noon to 2 p.m. March 28 at A.C. Read Golf Course. Titlest offers tools along with a top team of fitters for an advanced fitting experience. For more information or to schedule a fitting appointment, call 452-2454. • Aquatics Program: Master’s training is 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Ages 18 and older. Competitive triathlete and fitness training. Cost is $30 military, $35 DoD and $40 civilian per month. Swimming lessons for ages 4 and older Monday, Tuesday and Friday (4:50 to 5:20 p.m. for beginners and 5:20 to 5:50 p.m. for intermediates). Cost is $45 military, $50 DoD, and $55 civilians per month. PNY Swim Team 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Cost is $45 military, $50 DoD and $55 civilians. For more information, call 452-9429. • British soccer camps: June 10-14 at the Navy Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Four age groups. Register before March 26 and receive a British soccer jersey. All camp attendees receive a free ball and T-shirt. Register online at www.challengersports.com. For more information, call 452-3810 or 4522417. • Rowing challenge: March 15 to April 15. Participants from all facilities will join together as Team NAS Pensacola to log all meters rowed on the Concept2 Indoor Rower. The goal is to be the No. 1 military team. The more people who row the higher the ranking. Prizes are awarded for 100,000 and 200,000 meters via a random drawing. For information, call 452-6802. • Take a cruise: Enter the drawing to win $380 toward a Carnival cruise package. Visit the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98. While you are there, ask about other savings available on attractions, hotels and more. For information, call 452-6354. • Go fishing: In March you can catch sheepshead, redfish, red snapper, black drum and grouper in Pensacola Bay. And MWR rents boats that can get you where the fish are. Boats include 17-foot Whaler skiffs ($12 per hour, $50 half day or $90 per day); 17-foot Cape Horns ($27 per hour, $105 half day or $170 per day); and 22-foot pontoon boats ($25 per hour, $100 half day or $160 per day). For more information, call 452-2212.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.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, one-on-one 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 to 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 a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions such as a Military Protective Order (MPO), separation from offender, expedited transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger either command nor 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 provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990 x0; or during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • 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 455-8280, option 4. • Learn to Read of Northwest Florida: Volunteers needed to help with adult literacy program. For more information, call 432-4347 or e-mail email@example.com.
Worship schedule • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce St., is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to home bound elderly citizens of Escambia County on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Contact Brenda Turner at 4321475, ext. 410, or visit RSVPCoordinator@coawfla.org.
For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532 or e-mail NAS PensacolaCommunityOutreach@ Facebook.com.
Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Parenting: Zero to 2 years of age: A class to help prepare for the arrival of a baby is offered quarterly. Next class is 10 a.m. to noon March 13. To register, call 452-5609 or 452-9022. • Anger control: Class includes two sessions. Classes are 10 a.m. to noon March 13 and March 20 and 10 a.m. to noon May 7 and May 14. For details, call 452-5609 or 452-9022. • Stress management: Participants will learn tips and coping mechanisms to managing stress. Classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. to
noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990. • Peer to peer support group: Talk through issues that occur when you experience a traumatic (wartime) event. For service members and veterans. Meetings are from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. If you would like to attend, call 452-5609 or 452-9022. • How to file your VA claim: All active-duty and veterans are welcome. AmVets representative conduct classes from 10 a.m. to noon the last Thursday of each month. Free. Seating limited. Bring pen and paper. To register, call 452-5609 or 452-9022.
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Note: The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services will be held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Protestant Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women's Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium.
• Mass, noon Monday, Thursday, and Friday, All Faiths Chapel. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. 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. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel. 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, call 452-2341.
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new W h a l e n Furniture bunk bed with desk, chest with drawers, and shelf all in one unit. New cost: $1,300. Sale for $325 obo. 4929282.
Pm Wedding issue on stands everywhere. Full of fresh ideas and the most complete directory for your wedding needs.
US Cargo enclosed trailer. 17'x7' with Vnose. Drop down rear ramp, side entrance. Top Air Vent. $3,500. 2555591
Glock 40 cal, 22" with 3 mag, lock, mag loader and case. $475. 503-4532
Spear gun, aluminum and stainless. 42” two-band, $50. 712-1245
Blue threewheel electric wheelchair, solid tires, r e c e n t l y replaced, electric lift that fits a 2-inch receiver. Sell at a deal, 455-4101
HP Media Center Windows 7 ultimate. 3.5 GB memory, 500 GB HD, 3.0 GHZ, 4 CPU, 2 DVD/RW units. 14” monitor. $250. 324-3146
SOLE E35 elliptical machine, like new, $900. Northeast Pensacola, gun, photos on Turkey Craigslist. 712- Mossberg 835 4370 ump. 3.5 inch m a g n u m . Styx River Walnut stock, c a m p i n g ventilated rib, m e m b e r s h i p . screw-in chokes 455-2810 with super tight turkey choke. I t a l i a n All like new. G r e y h o u n d $250. 454-9486 pups. All shots, excellent O f f s h o r e c h a m p i o n fishing lures, b a c k g r o u n d , islander, braid male $350, and yozuri. , $50. 602-8333 females $450. About 20. $100 981-0228 for all. 497-1167
Table lamp gold tone, swivel arm, $10. 4557990 or relivpensacola@ hotmail.com Watches, old, many styles. Negotiable fee obo. 455-7990 or relivpensacola@ hotmail.com Norwegian Jule nissen dolls, 28", $45 each. 455-7990 or relivpensacola@ hotmail.com
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New England single shot 270 wim. simmons var. scope sling asking $300, also Hi-Point 9mm auto 2 mags & case $100. Call Leonard 9412782 OBO.
1985 Mercedes Benz 380 SL Roadster, Sky blue, V-8 gas auto, two tops. Serious inquiry only. 477-7923
10’x10’ and 7’x7’ tents, $50 for both. Fourpiece, indooroutdoor patio furniture, kept inside, $100. Oak armoire, glass front w/shelves and storage, $100. 455-4613 Motor
2003 BMW 330xi, fully loaded, leather seats, sun roof, New tires, Very clean, 148K miles. Excellent condition. 1994 Nissan Beautiful car! Sentra. Old car $8,000. Please but good call 456-2303 condition. $900. 453-6086 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. Black, black interior, black mags, wired for sound system. 221-9610
Autos for sale For Sale 1956 Vo l k s w a g o n body on a 1972 pan with 1600 cc engine. Good condition w/2 sets of tires and wheels, plus other assorted parts. Runs strong and looks cool. Asking $7000. Call Ken @ 850494-9445
1999 Nissan Sentra GXE, good condition, 4-door silver with black interior. Looks good and runs good. Original owner, asking $1,900. 4534721
2009 CMS Roadster 250cc red hot scooter, has 800 miles, great on gas. 100 MPH. $1,500 obo. 287-1349.
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3/2, central a/c, carpeted. Remodeled kitchen & baths. No smoking/ pets. Perfect for students/military . 2 miles from NAS main gate. $800/month/$80 0 deposit. 3463287 or 5290823. Leave message.
2008 16 feet Funfinder X-160 Camper. Like Trucks/Vans/ new, sleeps five, SUVs non-smoker, very clean, lots of 2005 Chevy extras. Asking Colorado LS $8,700. 206-9211 truck topper, $300 obo. 450- 2000 Hurricane 6523 Four Winds Motorhome. 35 Motorcycles feet, 64,400 miles. Excellent H/D Sportster, codition, priced 65k miles. to sell. 251-961Tangerine & 7584 cream, 1200 cc, 96 Celebrity 25' many extras, Cuddy, 2002 5.7 garage kep. engine, tower, Asking $5,900. Many extras. 485-0500. Has a $18,500 or lift. reasonable offer. 455-4973
6509 Greenwell St. in Bellview Pine area. Newly renovated, 1200 sqft, 3/2 1cg, deck, big back yard. 393-4486 2/1 ½ duplex with garage. Covered back patio, central heat/air, quiet dead-end street. 4665 Petra C i r c l e . Convenient to b a s e s . $650/month, $600 deposit. 968-6076 or 375-2991. Room for rent in beautiful home, 2 minutes from gate of N A S . $475/month. Non-smoking. 251-391-4632
174 Mango St., 1,330 sqft., 3/2. Available April 5. $850/month. Hardwood floors. Large living room, dining room. Updated kitchen: tiled floors, f r i d g e , dishwasher, stove. 1-car c a r p o r t . Wa s h e r / d r y e r. 3/2 brick with 473-3983 g a r a g e . Roommates Convenient to bases. Fenced Roommate yard, great needed to share school district, 2-story spacious completely home. Room is r e s t o r e d . furnished, home $800/month, is close to $700 deposit. NAS/Corey 968-6076 or S t a t i o n . 375-2991. pensacolaroomm 3/2, carport, big y a r d . $700/month, $600 deposit. Base area. 6370806.
atesearch@yaho o.com if interested. Prefer no Pets. $575/month includes cable, internet & utilities.
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4/3 near Corry and NAS, 605 N 69th Ave, Myrtle G r o v e , $149,000. 7126086
25 acres Lakeview, surveyed, V a g / V R . S t r e a m s , hardwoods. Must see, $125,000 obo, 438-4416. 3/2, 1,534 sqft Cul-de-Sac near 9 Mile Rd. $ 1 2 0 , 0 0 0 1463Camrose Pl. 505-7648. Flyer w/photos at house. Great 2/l bungalow on Bayou Chico, $99,900, one mile from Navy, 0.68 acres. Heating/air, tiled screened in porch, galley kitchen, fence yard, appliances included. MLS 438069. 4544576
Garcon PT. 5/3 brick home + .9 acres + access to East Bay. 2,100 sqft, Fireplace, 2-car garage, q u i e t neighborhood, ideal for families. $164K. 418-1031 Lots for sale 1.5 acres of land, near Naval Air Station, Pensacola. Must see! 607-4132
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