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Time change this weekend: Spring ahead ... At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11, clocks will move an hour ahead (or spring forward) to begin daylight saving time. By act of Congress, civil clocks in most areas of the United States are adjusted ahead one hour in the summer months (known as daylight time) and returned back one hour in the winter months (known as standard time). You’ll lose an hour, mornings are darker and evenings are brighter. For more, visit http://www.usno.navy.mil/USNO

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VT-10 to change command From VT-10 Public Affairs

Cmdr. Ken Froberg will transfer command of Training Squadron 10 (VT-10) to Cmdr. Dustin Hagy aboard NAS Pensacola (NASP) March 15, at 10 a.m., in the squadron hangar.

Cmdr. Dustin Hagy

After more than 15 months in command, Froberg turns over the responsibility of commanding the squadron to his executive officer. Under Froberg’s command, VT-10 executed more than 14,700 mishap-free flight hours, encompassing more than 8,500 sorties, while training more than 580 Navy and Marine Corps Student Naval Flight Officers (SNFOs), Flight Surgeons and International Navigators.

Cmdr. Ken Froberg

Froberg leaves the “Wildcats” to join the staff of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) based in Norfolk, Va., as the air boss. It serves as the next step for a career that began in 1998 after receiving his commission as ensign in the U.S. Navy through the See VT-10 on page 2

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Leadership Pensacola visits NASP Story, photo by Ens. Mike Delarosa NASP Public Affairs Office

Members of Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) spent the day onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) for “Military Day” March 1. They came to achieve a greater understanding of the large economic impact the military has on the region and to learn about leadership within the base’s environment. LeaP members began their day at Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI), where they were able to interact with some local key leaders. Guest speakers included Rear Adm. Kyle J. Cozad, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC); Capt. Christopher Martin, commanding officer, NASP; and Capt. Mark Goto, commanding officer of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC). Cozad gave a brief on leadership and the mission of NETC. He spoke about leading people as if they were family and gave examples on how that has helped him in various leadership roles. Martin then followed by speaking to the group about leadership and the mission of NASP. He gave examples on how he believes every leader should act. “Leadership is a simple thing,” Martin said. “Be direct with people, be honest with people. If you tell someone you’re going to do something, do it. If you can’t do it, then you need to be the one to tell them why you can’t do it.” Goto was the last guest speaker of the morning and also spoke on leadership and the mission of NMOTC.

Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) members take in a facilities tour onboard NAS Pensacola March 1. Large touch-screen monitors provide classrooms with an immersive learning experience.

“The one leadership nugget, as they say, is you have to love your people,” he said. “You have to love them like your children.” LeaP member Melissa Diamond was impressed with the takeaways from the morning briefings. “The Navy contributes to the infrastructure within Escambia County and Escambia County also supports the Navy,” Diamond said. “That’s key to success for both.” The group was then split in two while they

visited Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) and its air department. Members were introduced to the multipurpose reconfigurable training system (MRTS). They were able to step into a real-time classroom and learn the ways the Navy is teaching service members. LeaP members were also shown various different classrooms where students were taught different Navy skills, See LeaP on page 2

FY-20 Olmsted Scholarship Program seeking applicants By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

Career-minded officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the fiscal year 2020 (FY-20) Olmsted Scholar Program, announced March 1 in NAVADMIN 053/18. Currently available to unrestricted line, Information Warfare, and Supply Corps officer designators, the Olmsted program is a unique scholarship opportunity offering two years of graduate study NAS Pensacola Visitor Control Center (VCC) to change hours ... The Naval Air Station Pensacola Visitor Control Center will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily as of March 12. These new hours will enable more efficient access to the installation for non-DoD card holders. Visitors arriving after 6 p.m. will be directed by the guard at NASP main gate. The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center Transition Assistance Program Job Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 at the Navy Gateway Inn Conference Center, Bldg. 3249. More than 35 employers are expected. The event is open to active-duty military, retirees, Reservists, Air National Guard, spouses, dependents, DoD civilians and contractors. No registration is required. For more information, contact 452-7788 or e-mail NASP_TAMP@ navy.mil.

using a foreign language while providing overseas cultural and travel opportunities, often leading to a graduate degree at a foreign university. The Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) is currently accepting applications from active component officers in the approved designators for the FY20 Olmsted Scholar Program. Applicants should be available to start language training in summer/fall 2019, begin study at a foreign university in 2020 and complete study in 2022.

Naval Hospital Pensacola will be hosting a Kindergarten School Rodeo March 17 from 8 a.m. to noon in the NHP Family Medicine Clinic. The rodeo is for children ages 4 to 5 that need a physical to start kindergarten and are enrolled to the Family Medicine Clinic. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling 505-7120, but walk-ins will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Women’s History month celebrated ... The Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Diversity Team would like to invite all activeduty and retired military personnel, their dependents, and civilian employees to celebrate Women’s History Month. Guest speaker Haley Morrissette will make a presentation March 16 2018; from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Bldg. 1504

See Olmstead on page 2 (across from Bldg.1500 NASP headquarters) on the theme, “Honoring Women who fight all forms of discrimination.” For more information, call AC1(AW/SW) Chad Bradley at 452-4671. NASP ‘Safety Dept. Snippets’: Gulf swimming caution, marine life hazard ... A few hundred Portuguese Man-ofWar have washed up on the NAS Pensacola beach south of Oak Grove Park/ across from Pensacola Pass. They have long tentacles and a painful sting. They are not life-threatening, but worse than any other jellyfish-type sea life usually found. Use caution if you are swimming in the Gulf. In calm water they can be seen floating on the surface a long way off. Not as obvious if there are waves, and the waves sometimes break their tentacles off – which can still sting.

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Nichiren Buddhism featured during Faith Symposium held onboard NASP By Greg Mitchell NASP Public Affairs Office

Service members and their families received a unique opportunity to learn the basis of Buddhism during a Faith Symposium, held onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) at the J.B. McKamey Center. Feb. 26. The Faith Symposium is a new program consisting of an ongoing series of religious education focusing on the introduction of the world’s major religions. “Our goal for the Faith Symposium is to provide a conversational opportunity for personnel to become better educated about major world religions,” Lt. Christopher Terrell, one of two chaplains assigned to NAS Pensacola, said. “There is so much misunderstanding about what people believe, or we assume that because one person or group in a religion thinks a certain way that all people in a religious tradition think that same way. The hope is that the more we have a basic understanding of how people think and believe from their religious tradition, the greater chance we have at creating a more respectful and informed community, both within the

military and the world.” The presentation of Buddhism was conducted by Sokka Gakkai International (SGI) Gulf Coast Region Chapter Leader, Ridgely Goldsborough, who relished the opportunity to introduce his faith to those unfamiliar to it. “I believe that most thoughtful people care enough about others to share practices and philosophies that have helped them in the hope that it can help others,” Goldsborough said. The founder of Buddhism, Shakyamuni, or Siddhartha as he is sometimes known, expressed the law of life in the Lotus Sutra where he revealed that all people, without exception, possess a Buddha nature and are inherently worthy of respect. In the 13th century, a Japanese Buddhist religious reformer named Nichiren identified that the practice of chanting the Lotus Sutra’s title, “Myoho-rengekyo,” together with the Sanskrit word “Nam,” which means “to devote oneself,” is itself the way to bring forth from within ones own Buddha nature. SGI bases its sect of Buddhism off of Nichiren’s belief system. SGI members believe that by chanting

Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, they awaken to the reality that within their lives are unlimited reserves of courage, wisdom and compassion and that they are in fact Buddhas. Based on this conviction, they believe they can transform any suffering, lead those around them to happiness, and create peace in their communities and the world. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to them is a declaration of the inherent dignity and power within the lives of all people. “The practice of Nichiren Buddhism follows the rhythm of life,” Goldsborough said. “The sun comes up, the sun goes down. We chant in the morning to set ourselves up for the day and then we chant in the evening to reflect upon the day and prepare ourselves for tomorrow. This natural rhythm and discipline enables anyone, especially those far away from home – like the military, to connect with themselves and their circumstances.” Goldsborough added, “The great thing about Buddhism is that it is all based on actual proof. Anyone can put the practice to the test and experience the power and benefits of it. This creates a winning proposition that anyone can experience.” For those in attendance, the seminar

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some of those being the diesel engine lab and metal working lab. Next the group was taken to the NATTC Air Department to tour their spaces and see how students were being trained to handle the day-to-day operations aboard an aircraft carrier. Members were able to see actual students running crash-and-salvage drills to simulate recovering aircraft aboard the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. The group continued their tour by meeting with active-duty dining at the Jet Port Café onboard NASP. LeaP members used the knowledge they learned in the morning and ask questions to NASP students training in the various fields that they were taught about. LeaP was also able to tour the Second German Air Force Training Squadron (2nd GAFTS) facilities. The group was briefed by Lt. Col. Stephan Koske, commanding officer 2nd GAFTS, and LeaP was able to get a good understanding on how and why the German Air Force trains with the U.S. Navy. LeaP was established by the Greater Pensacola Chamber in 1982. LeaP focuses on providing its members with the opportunity to learn about issues within Escambia County, all while enabling its members to gain leadership experience.

The ideal candidates will display the qualities of dedicated career officers and aspire to command assignments. Applicants must have demonstrated strong leadership qualities, solid overall performance, strong promotion potential, and superior demonstrated scholastic ability. Candidates must have three years of commissioned service – but no more than 11 years of total active federal service as of April 1, 2019 to apply for the scholarship. Designators 1310 and 1320 have expanded service eligibility to no more than 13.5 years. Specific designator eligibility is listed in the NAVADMIN. Historically, Olmsted Scholars have benefited from the program and continue to promote to senior leadership positions, including 12 past Navy scholars that achieved flag rank. According to the Olmsted website, scholars interact daily with locals and immerse themselves in the culture of their host country, but a background in a specific foreign language is not a prerequisite to selection. Scholars are expected to live on the local economy and travel widely. Olmsted scholars receive their normal VT-10 from page 1 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Following carrier qualifying aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), he earned his “Wings of Gold” in 2000 with the Tigers of VT-9. Following the completion of E-2C Hawkeye flight training with VAW-120 in Norfolk, Va, in 2001, he reported to the “Liberty Bells” of VAW-115 aboard USS Kitty Hawk, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. Froberg also served with the Norfolk-based Hawkeye Weapons and Tactics Unit, the “Seahawks” of VAW-126 aboard USS Harry S. Truman, the “Black Eagles” of VAW-113 aboard USS Ronald Reagan, U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt AFB,

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Christopher T. Martin Public Affairs Officer – Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship. 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, 314 North Spring St., Suite A, Pensacola, Fla. 32501, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the

pay and allowances, and if married, are normally accompanied by their families. Applicants are required to meet a list of qualifications and prerequisites and submit a command-endorsed nomination package that must be received by NETPDC, Code N221B, Officer Special Education Program (OSEP)-Olmsted, no later than Aug. 24. In November, the applications are reviewed and a Navy-sponsored list of up to 12 finalists will be submitted to the foundation for consideration into the Olmsted program. The Olmsted Foundation, named in honor of Maj. Gen. George and Carol Olmsted, and the DoD have jointly sponsored this scholarship program since 1959. Since its inception, the foundation has focused on educational and charitable purposes. All eligible and interested officers should visit the Olmsted Foundation website at www.olmstedfoundation.org for details. Specific information on the Navy’s application procedures can be found on the Navy College Program website: www.navycollege.navy. mil/resources/olmsted.htm and additional information can also be found in NAVADMIN 053/18.

Neb., and the U.S. Naval War College. He reported to VT-10 as the executive officer in 2015 and assumed command in 2016. He has accumulated more than 3,700 flight hours in the T-6A Texan II, E-2C Hawkeye, T-2C, T-44A, and T34C, and logged more than 360 carrier arrestments across six ships. Hagy takes command of VT-10 after 21 years of naval service. Following his service as an operations specialist for three years, Hagy commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy after completing Officer Candidate School in July 2009. In October 2002, and following his completion of advanced E-2C Hawkeye training with the Greyhawks of VAW-120, Hagy reported to the “World Famous Screw-

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was eye-opening, and gave them a different perspective on what they viewed Buddhism to be. “I was surprised to learn about the various diversities of practices and sects that exist in Buddhism,” Terrell, who is a Christian in the United Methodist Church, said. “It reminded me of how there are so many denominations within my faith group of Christianity; I did not expect to see that kind of parallel in Buddhism.” Future presentations being held will consist of Salma Ashmawi of the Islamic Center of Northwest Florida who will present from the frame of Islam March 19 and the Rev. Geoffrey Lentz of First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe, Fla. who will present from the frame of Christianity April 9. “We are very hopeful for this program’s continued growth, and we hope that people will come be part of the education and discussion,” Terrell said. For those who are interested in Nichiren Buddhism through SGI, visit www.sgiusa.org. Locally, Buddhism 101 introductory study meetings are held every third Wednesday at the Pensacola Library.

tops” of VAW-123 based out of Norfolk, Va. Hagy served as Hawkeye Fleet Replacement Squadron Flight Instructor with VAW-120, CAG-14’s C4I, deployed in 2008 and 2009 aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and attended the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. in 2010. Following his 2011 Department Head tour with VAW-123, he reported to U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Fla., where he served as the Education Branch Chief and Individual Training Readiness Division Chief. Hagy reported to VT-10 as the executive officer in 2016, based at NAS Pensacola. Cmdr. Charles Dennison will report as the new executive officer for the squadron.

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In the opioid crisis, military research might protect citizens and warfighters From Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies


en thousand times more potent than morphine, the drug carfentanil poses a risk to both civilians and warfighters. The powerful opioid, with lethal amounts smaller than a poppy seed, was developed as a tranquilizer for use on large animals and is now part of the illicit drug trade. Easily obtained, concern about weaponization has led researcher Michael Feasel, Ph.D., of the Army’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, with support from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department, to determine how to treat exposure to the drug. There is significant interest in opioids and their impact on the population, from the public health crisis of heroin and fentanyl abuse, to events like the Dubrovka Theater siege. According to an article published by researchers at the United Kingdom’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, carfentanil and remifentanil were the main components used by the Russian government to subdue the terrorists. Carfentanil activates the body’s opioid receptors, depressing the respiratory drive and other

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carfentanil at the cellular and systemic levels. His work will help determine the dosage of naloxone needed to resuscitate casualties of carfentanil exposure. In collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the ECBC scientist set out to identify metabolites in carfentanil using hepatocytes, or human liver cells. Feasel identified twelve metabolites in a 2D, in vitro platform, which showed slower clearance. This advancement provides insight into the duration of carfentanil’s effects on the human body. The follow-on study uses 3D spheroids which mimic human liver activity and provide more complex results. “By using a 3D subculture we are enabling the access to realistic data,” Feasel said. With conclusions on the research forthcoming, he is continuing to address the issues of chemical and biological defense and public health to develop methodology which can be applied to relevant Michael Feasel, Ph.D., ECBC, studies the meta- compounds. bolic effects of carfentanil. Carfentanil activates In fact, his research is so pivotal that Chemithe body’s opioid receptors, depressing the re- cal and Engineering News, a publication from the spiratory drive and other central nervous system American Chemical Society, recently named Feafunctions. Courtesy photo sel as one of the “Talented 12.” Each year, this central nervous system functions. The anti-over- distinction is given to 12 path-paving researchers dose drug naloxone (an opioid antagonist) can re- and entrepreneurs identified to revolutionize inverse the effects of the narcotic. However, carfen- dustry and solve global problems. tanil is so potent that larger doses of naloxone Feasel’s groundbreaking research not only aids may be required to counter its effects. Currently, the Department of Defense in protecting the nalittle research on the effective dosage is available. tion and our warfighters from emerging chemi“Higher potency versions of naloxone are avail- cal weapons, but has broader applicability to the able, however the Food and Drug Administration White House initiative for the war on opioids. has not seen a need to get them approved for hu- By finding the proper dosage to treat exposure, man use, until now,” Feasel said. “These ultra- strides in research will reduce the impact if a potent opioid exposures are not only a chemical weaponized version is used on the battlefield or defense issue, but they are also a public health in terrorist attacks. issue.” For more information, follow Armed with SciFeasel is working to understand the effects ence on Facebook and Twitter.

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Sailors’ Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) elections via the online portal : April 30 deadline From U.S. Navy Office of Information


ailors should update their life insurance coverage online by the end of April 2018, unless they have a testamentary trust or a testamentary custodial account. When logging in for the first time, beneficiary information may not be reflected in the online system, but Sailors can rest assured that the beneficiaries identified on the paper forms they previously filled out will maintain their entitlements to insurance proceeds unless beneficiary or coverage information is changed via the new system. BACKGROUND: The Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) On-line Enrollment System (SOES) is a web-based system available through My Navy Portal that allows Sailors to validate or change SGLI or Family SGLI (FSGLI) coverage amounts and beneficiaries quickly and easily without using paper forms. It was launched in April 2017 as part of a Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Administration (VA) effort to allow active-duty and eligible reserve and National Guard members to manage insurance coverage online. Access to the system is provided via the Defense Manpower Data Center’s milConnect web application,

where Sailors can review personal, health care and personnel information from one source, the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). The SOES is available 24 hours a day and provides detailed guidance to Sailors enabling them to make informed decisions on their life-insurance-policy elections. STANDING POLICY: SOES replaces the SGLI Election and Certificate form (SGLV8286) and Family Coverage Election form (SGLV-8286A) as the official life-insurance record. In order for the SOES record to be considered authoritative, Sailors must update it online by providing beneficiary name(s), electing coverage amounts and share(s) of proceeds, and certifying the elections with a digital signature. When updated, the SOES automatically notes the effective date of the elections. (Forms SGLV-8286/8286A continue as the authoritative record until this action is taken). Exceptions to this policy exist in the cases of Sailors who:

Sailors should log into the SOES application no later than April 30 to make life-insurance elections with respect to beneficiaries, coverage amounts and distributions of proceeds. They must also certify their elections with a digital signature.

• have previously declined coverage and want to continue with no coverage • Must continue to use the older paper forms under circumstances where there is no means for them to access SOES or • Already have a testamentary trust or a testamentary custodial account created by a Regional Legal Service Office (RLSO) attorney (note: Sailors who have such a trust or account and who have registered with SOES should see their RLSO to reinstate the trust or account. Sailors interested in creating a testamentary trust or a testamentary custodial account should also see their RLSO and not use the SOES) REQUIRED ACTION: Sail-

ors should log into the SOES application no later than April 30 to make life-insurance elections with respect to beneficiaries, coverage amounts and distributions of proceeds. They must also certify their elections with a digital signature. HOW TO DO IT: Visit and sign in to DMDC’s milConnect. Once logged on, navigate to “Life Insurance” under the “Benefits” menu. From there, after continuing past the standard DoD notice and consent form, simply follow the online instructions; consult the user guide on the right-hand side of the page for help. During this process, elect SGLI and FSGLI coverage amounts, designate beneficiares, and determine what share of the

insurance proceeds go to each designated beneficiary. For detailed instructions, visit Navy. mil. FOR MORE INFORMATION: For practical information about managing SGLI and FSGLI at milConnect, visit milConnect’s SGLI page. For complete information regarding insurance eligibility and coverage, visit the VA’s SGLI page. Further background on the SOES is available in NAVADMIN 085/17 and from DoD News. Finally, for helpful training slides regarding the SOES, visit the VA’s training page, which should be accessed via the Internet Explorer browser (those using other browsers should download the training slides in the PDF format).

Surface Warfare; obtaining a fix on fleet NSS skill sets From Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) – Commander, Naval Surface Force (CNSF) and Surface Warfare Officer Schools (SWOS) Command continue to conduct officer of the deck (OOD) competency checks across fleet concentration areas. Conducted by SWOS, the competency checkpoints provide Vice Adm. Rich Brown, CNSF, data on how first-tour, qualified OODs perform in navigation, seamanship and ship-handling, via written test and simulated at-sea scenarios. The checks began in San Diego and have been conducted in Norfolk, Va., and Yokosuka, Japan. They are occurring this week in Sasebo, Japan. “This is an opportunity to take a running fix to make sure that the training we

are providing our junior officers is the right training, and if it isn’t, we will look to make adjustments,” Brown said. The competency checks help SWOS assess the proficiency levels of the junior OODs and provide critical information on how they handle stressful situations. The data gathered will help identify areas where SWOS can improve training. These assessments are conducted on qualified OODs who are randomly selected from various ships in the fleet concentration area where the checks are taking place. They take an examination which includes questions from navigation rules of the road and applicable navigation and seamanship concepts and then their ability to handle at-sea scenarios is evaluated in navigation, seamanship and ship-handling trainers (NSSTs). These state-of-the-art bridge simulators

are used to train ship crews in navigation and ship handling using virtual reality technology. “Our main focus is to gather data to inform how we can better train future Surface Warfare Officers,” Capt. Scott Robertson, commanding officer of SWOS, said. “These competency checkpoints are designed to see how we are doing and where training gaps may lie in our officers of the deck. By conducting the checks across all ship platforms and from different commissioning sources, the data will help us understand the proficiency level of our OODs.” The intent of the competency checkpoints is not to take punitive action against these officers, but rather to build an understanding in what skill sets OODs are proficient and which skillsets they are deficient. Leadership wants to

ensure each OOD has the foundational training and relevant skills to safely navigate the world’s waters, and this is one of the many steps underway in the Surface Force. “I do not believe anything like this has been done in the Surface Warfare Community before,” Robertson said. “The time is right to really see what the trends are and then more importantly, take action to shore up holes.” The OOD competency checks are one of several initiatives designed by CNSF to improve the proficiency of Surface Warfare Officers and address issues identified in the ‘Comprehensive Review (CR) of Recent Surface Force Incidents in 2017.’ The initiatives were established from feedback received during all-hands calls and leadership meetings following the mishaps.



March 9, 2018


Navy railgun lines named for visionaries By John Joyce Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division DAHLGREN, Va. – The Navy dedicated and named its electromagnetic railgun lines in honor of two public servants who envisioned, nurtured and laid the foundation for the U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Railgun Program at a ceremony held in their honor Feb. 22. Posters and plaques commemorating the naming of the railgun lines for ret. Adm. James Hogg and Dr. Hans Mark were unveiled at the event and will be on permanent display to honor their efficacy and vision as the Navy continues working to push this revolutionary warfighting capability forward. “These visionary men had the confidence that we could deliver here at Dahlgren, and we appreciate your support,” Don McCormack, executive director for the Naval Surface Warfare Center and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, said. “We are forever in your debt for your guidance and support. We have solved many challenges and the folks here have exceeded our expectations in addressing those technical challenges.” McCormack and Capt. Godfrey “Gus” Weekes, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) commanding officer, told the audience that the two men’s vision and dedication to explore the warfighting advantages of the game-changing technology while advocating it to the Navy’s top leaders was pivotal in gaining the initial funding necessary to demonstrate its feasibility. “This is a very significant day in history for our nation, our military, and the Navy,” Weekes said. “It is especially significant as this year Dahlgren Division celebrates 100 years of innovation. We are extremely honored that the names of Admiral Hogg and Dr. Mark will be permanently associated with the

amined the potential of the electromagnetic railgun from multiple perspectives. “Dr. Mark worked closely with the SSG on various aspects of warfighting – propulsion, directed energy and most significantly, railgun,” Hogg said. “Mark believed deeply in the ability of smart and dedicated engineers to overcome the challenges. I can tell you from personal observation that every time Navy leadership had technical questions and wondered about the SSG’s work on the railgun, they would go to Dr. Hans Mark to get the bottom line answer they were looking for in terms of the technical soundness of this program. Hans came through every time.” Hogg recounted former CNO Adm. Jay Johnson’s support for the electric Capt. Godfrey “Gus” Weekes, (right) commanding officer, Naval Surface War- drive with an integrated power system fare Center, Dahlgren Division, and Donald McCormack, (left) executive direc(IPS) networked across the ship that tor, Naval Surface and Undersea Warfare Centers, present commemorative plaques to retired Adm. James Hogg (second from left) and Dr. Hans Mark can, “generate enough electrical energy (second from right) during an electromagnetic railgun line naming ceremony. to propel a projectile 300 miles and beyond.” IPS provides for all of a ship’s Photo by John F. Williams electrical needs, including propulsion electromagnetic railgun lines here at Group (SSG) to discuss warfighting and and ship service loads. The Navy’s first combatant ship with Dahlgren. Their vision has contributed emerging technologies – especially the an electric drive integrated power systo our Navy’s ability to bolster our na- possibilities and potential for the railtem is the guided missile destroyer USS tion’s defense posture.” gun. Zumwalt (DDG-1000), commissioned For more than 20 years, Hogg and “Directed energy technologies like the two years ago. Mark – both with long and distinguished railgun are the future of naval warfare “Zumwalt was built for railgun,” Hogg careers including top government and as they provide superior lethality and said. “The SSG’s efforts at railgun conmilitary positions – collaborated and greater economy than existing weapceptual development were completed in advocated for the technology while ons,” Weekes said. “In the case of the 2001 – their mission accomplished.” mentoring Navy leadership, scientists railgun, this translates into an ability to A few years later, railgun would beand engineers. launch projectiles at speeds that exceed come a funded program at the science “Like Jefferson and Adams, Adm. the capability of conventional gun techand technology level of development Hogg and Dr. Mark established a regu- nology.” supported by the Office of Naval Relar correspondence about the various asMark – former secretary and undersearch (ONR) and the Naval Sea Syspects of the railgun and its potential for secretary of the Air Force as well as the tems Command (NAVSEA). naval warfare,” McCormack said. former director of the National Recon“The ability to do the things you just Their work together brought the rail- naissance Office – introduced young explained to us is really fantastic,” Mark gun concept from an abstract theory railgun leaders from NSWCDD to key said. “We are now in a period of stress to the tangible reality before them as Pentagon decision-makers. and, therefore, the military services and they toured the railgun lines with the Hogg served as the Director of the the weapons that we make have to be other visitors at the NSWCDD Electro- SSG from 1995-2013 where he actively improved. This is the story of railgun. I magnetic Railgun Facility. Moreover, explored and conceptualized the future am very pleased and honored to be with the two met frequently with the Chief of naval warfare. During that time, a all of you.” of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies number of the annual SSG studies ex-

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March 9, 2018


NASWF Women’s History Month observance By Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Offices


hrough the years, since the inception of Navy Auxiliary Air Station Whiting Field (NAASWF), women have played a significant role in the support of the military, the Navy and the aviation community. The month of March marks the commemoration of the contributions and support women have made throughout the years. NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) newspaper excerpts provide a peak into some of those mentions from the United States Naval Reserve (Women’s Reserve) also known as Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). WHITING TOWER VOL 1 NO 20 APRIL7, 1944 “Work of Whiting Waves Gratifying” – Capt. McAfee Working of Whiting Waves was called “remarkably acceptable” by Capt. Mildred H. McAfee, W-V (S), USNR Director of the Women’s Reserve, Monday, after she has toured the field and visited Waves at their jobs. Capt. McAfee, making her first visit to Whiting Field, was accompanied by Congresswoman Margaret Chase Smith, only woman member of the Naval Affairs committee, and members of the Advisory Educational Council of the Woman’s Reserve. “It is gratifying to see wom-

en arrive at a new station and make themselves thoroughly valuable in the opinion of all concerned,” Capt. McAfee said while watching machinist mate’s service planes on the line. “This is an impressive sight and proves to me that these girls can take it with the men. Please tell them that on a day like this I do apologize for Washington’s assumption that Florida is a warm spot.” The wind was sharp and strong, but it failed to discourage Capt. McAfee and her party from making a complete inspection of the line. The party was met at the north field by Comdr. Sanford L. Mead, Lt. Comdr. E.A. Tegue, Lt (j.g.) Irene Schreiber, Ens. Leila Mae Harris, Ens. Mabel Burke and Ens. Josephine Morse. A tour of the station and Owen’s Court was made before the first stop. At the Squadron 3 hangar where they observed work of aviation machinist

Whiting FIeld’s “Parachute Loft Complement” poses for a group photo from around the 1944 timeframe. Navy file photo

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“South Field Tower Crew at Work,” is the notation on this vintage Whiting FIeld view of women on the job, probably late in World War II. Navy file photo

mates and metal smiths, the group went to the Link trainer building to visit Link trainer operators. “At 1300 Capt. McAfee spoke to Waves in Barracks 1413. After introducing members of the council and visiting Waves officers, she asked her listeners to forget their own slight discomforts and inconveniences and to think frequently of the tragic suffering of Navy men serving in war zones. A graphic description of visits to naval hospitals in a recent “turn-around” the country emphasized her point. “She used three words in identifying the Navy: Stupendous, Organizing, Suffering, directing attention to the first letters of each S.O.S. “You are learning something in a greater degree, and are enduring, which will make you the kind of peace-time citizens this nation needs for years to come.” “Champion of the amendment to allow overseas service for Waves, Rep. Smith, spoke briefly, saying that since she

had seen the Waves at work, she was more than ever proud of having had something to do with the women of the Navy. She made no comment on future plans of re-introducing the issue of overseas services.” From WAVES of Whiting Field Whiting Tower Vol. 1 No. 12 Feb. 11, 1944 “NAME WAVES TO RUN BEAUTY SHOP The Whiting Field beauty parlor to be opened as soon as equipment can be installed on the second deck of the Welfare building, will be run by WAVE beauty operators. “Betty West, Y 3|c, a beauty operator in civilian life, will be in charge, and Ruth Gillis S 1|c, and Ruth Kleinschmidt Sk. 2|c, both experienced, will be her part time helpers. “Two more Waves with experience are needed. Anyone interested should report to the Ship’s Service Office. “All work will be done by appointment. The shop will be operated primarily for Waves.”

____________________ From ALNAV 007/18 observance announcement: The 2018 Theme for Women’s history month is “Honoring Trailblazing Women who Have Paved the Way for Future Generations.” Women’s history month originated in 1978, when the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women imitated a women’s history week to coincide with international women’s day March 8. In 1981, in response to growing support for the week, Congress passed a joint resolution proclaiming a women’s history week. The National Women’s History Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and preserving women’s history, petitioned Congress in 1987 to expand the celebration to the entire month of March. Since then, National Women’s history Month has commemorated the diverse contributions women have made, and continue to make, to our nation.

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Military Notices Language test appointments open

Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, contact CIWT_CRRY_ Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy. mil. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers at www. netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.

Retired Activities Office needs help

Do you have four to six hours free a week? The Navy’s Retired Activities Office, located in the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 625, is looking for military retirees/survivors to staff its office. Duties include; casualty reporting, assisting survivors in obtaining benefits, and answering general questions concerning retirement benefits. The position requires a desire to assist your fellow retirees and survivors, and an administrative background with knowledge of computer programs such as MS Outlook, Word, etc. For more information, call 452-5622 or e-mail nasp.rao.fct@navy. mil.

Onboard NASP Marine Corps family team building

L.I.N.K.S. is offering team building classes located at 211 Farrar Road, Bldg. 3450 in the Commanding Officer conference room. Specific class dates and times will be April 28 and June 9 at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up for classes, contact Shanel Gainey at 452-9460 ext. 3012 or e-mail Shanel.Gainey@usmc.mil.

Family 5K and 10K invitation

The 12th annual Michele Hill Raider Run and Community Family Celebration will be held April 7 at 7:30 a.m. at Navarre Youth Sports Association, in Navarre. The race is an out and back 10K Run and a 5K Run/Walk. There will be a free kids run after the 10K/5K races. The race registration fee is $15 with discounts for active-duty and retired military, track club members and civil service employees. DJ Cool Ice Water will provide the finish line music. Jones and Company will perform a free concert after the race. Soul Sensation will provide live music on the race route. Creative Catering by Mark Whittlesay will be serving the best post race meal. As always there will be many prizes at no additional charge to the race participants. For other race details visit the race registration website at www.raceentry.com/races/michele-hillraider-run/2018/register or contact Joe Hill, event director, at 582-2946

Florida college student recruiting

Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host a student recruitment event in Pensacola today, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Theodore Bennett Auditorium at Booker T. Washington High School. Interested high school students, parents and alumni are invited. The FAMU Connection will perform at this event. FAMU has both Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and Army ROTC units on campus. For more information, contact Reggie Parker at 723-2141.

Counseling available at vet center

Active-duty service members who served in a combat or war zone and their family members can get free counseling at the Pensacola Vet Center, 4504 Twin Oaks Drive. 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.

You can join Coast Guard Auxiliary

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The Pensacola Area Chief Petty Officer Association (PACPOA) plans to award its second annual National Flight Academy scholarship for the 2018 season. The scholarship is open to seventh grade to 12th grade family members of all ranks of the military (active duty, retired and veterans) and first responders from any for the NAS Pensacola tenant commands as well as Naval Hospital Pensacola. NFA information and schedule can be found at www.nationalflightacademy.com. Request for an application and completed application can be sent to jarred.scolari@navy.mil. Application deadline is today, March 9. The PACPOA will not cover any travel cost for applicants who do not live in the Pensacola area, but they are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed by board members and the winner will be announced at the end of March. For more information, e-mail AEC Jarred Scolari at jarred. scolari@navy.mil. new skills with the community and other members. Anyone interested in joining the Milton Flotilla can attend a meeting at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the City of Milton Fire Station, 5321 Stewart St. For more information, go to www. cgaux.org or www.flotilla18.com.

Around Town Quilters Guild Quilt Show

The Pensacola Quilters Guild will host its 17th biennial Quilt Show starting today, March 9 and 10 from 9:00am to 5 p.m. at the Pensacola State Fairgrounds. Admission is $7 per day or $10 for both days. The theme for this show is Pensacola Quilts, All Stars 2018. In the tradition of the art form, each quilt tells a story. The Pensacola Quilters Guild will hang traditional quilts, art quilts, modern quilts and share the stories behind them. The Guild will display its modern quilt which was accepted and hung at the Paducah International Quilt Show in September 2017. It has been appraised at $3,500 and one person will win this beautiful quilt March 10 at the end of the show. The quilt show will also include special exhibits. “Reading is Quiltamental” will be a hands-on exhibit where everyone can match the name of a classic children’s book with its representative quilt. There will also be a display of our 2017 quilt guild challenge, “Starry, Starry Black and White” quilts. This challenge, open to all guild members, was to make a quilt using only black and white fabrics plus one accent color and the quilt had to include a star block. There will be opportunities for attendees to win valuable prizes in a silent auction as well as the possibility of taking home our opportunity quilt. For more information, visit www.pensacolaquiltersguild.org.

Butterfly house tour guide training

The Panhandle Butterfly House is seeking seasonal volunteers to serve as tour guides. Butterfly house tours are usually scheduled Monday through Wednesday mornings. Volunteers work in teams, educating visitors on the biology and habitat of butterflies and their importance in our ecosystem. New volunteers are paired with seasoned tour guides to learn the ropes. The 2018 tour guide training will be held at the Navarre Visitor’s Center, 8543 Navarre Parkway in Navarre, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Applicants must be 16 years or older to apply and register by March 19 by contacting Mary Salinas at maryd@santarosa. fl.gov. The Panhandle Butterfly House is a nonprofit educational facility that brings visitors in close contact with live Florida native butterflies in gardens that support them. Dedicated to educating visitors on the wonders of butterflies and the importance of protecting our pollinators, the Panhandle Butterfly House is located in Navarre Park on Santa Rosa Sound at the foot of the Navarre Bridge. For more information, visit the Panhandle Butterfly House at www.panhandlebutterflyhouse.org, on Facebook or contact Mary Derrick at 623-3868 or maryd@santarosa.fl.gov.

Gulf Coast science festival

Join the Pensacola Mess Hall, the National Naval Aviation Museum, the Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States, UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County, Audobon Florida and other participants for the inaugural Gulf Coast Science Festival. The Festival of Flight takes off tomorrow, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out and marvel in the latest technology with drone vehicle demonstrations, hands-on exploration of the physics of flight and climate science and also an unmanned underwater vehicle demonstration at the UF/IFAS Escambia County 4-H Center, 5600 Chalker Road, Molino. The Gulf Coast Science Festival Expo will take place March 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Historic Seville Square, 399 S. Alcaniz Street, Pensacola. For more information, visit gulfcoastsciencefesti-



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Art show open to all enthusiast

The Art Study Club of Pensacola will present their annual Members Spring Art Show from March 16 through April 8. The juried show will be held at the First United Methodist Church located at 80 East Wright Street in Pensacola. The opening reception will be held at the Wright Place, inside the First United Methodist Church, March 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public and all are encouraged to attend and meet the artists. The juror for the 2018 show is Pixie Alexander, a free-lance artist residing in Fort Walton Beach. The Art Study Club of Pensacola was established in July of 1959 to bring together artists interested in the visual arts for the sharing of educational programs and exhibition activities. The group has a membership of 80 artists. The Wright Place gallery is open Sunday 8 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to midnight. All art is available for purchase. For more information, contact Joan Overton at 291-8733 or e-mail joan@ barksdaleandassociates.com.

Student scholarship essay contest

The Studer Foundation is sponsoring an essay contest for 80 middle school students in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. The essay contest winners will get the experience of a lifetime during a dynamic six-day program at the National Flight Academy (NFA) from July 29 through Aug. 3. The essays will be reviewed through a blind selection process by a group of volunteers and local educators. Student must be enrolled in middle school as a rising seventh through ninth grader and applicants must write a 500-word essay on one of two prompts. The essay should represent their own work. Prompts are: • Describe what being a leader means to you and share an example of leadership you have experienced or witnessed. • In the future, but during your lifetime, what do you think will be the biggest advancement in one of the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics? Why do you think that advancement will be so significant? Students interested in being considered for the Studer Foundation Scholarship offer must electronically submit their essay through the NFA’s online portal on or before 11:59 p.m. March 14. Winners will be notified by e-mail no later than March 31. To apply for the essay contest, go to https://tinyurl.com/ya8zkuzf. For more information or to learn more about the program, visit www.NationalFlightAcademy.com.

NEX searching for fashion models

The NEX Spring Fashion Show model call is going on now until March 12. This is an open call, male and female of all ages. Sign up with NEX Corry Mall Customer Service. The Fashion Show will be March 24 at 1 p.m., with check in, line up and walk through at noon. For additional information, call 458-8811.

NHP Kindergarten school rodeo

Naval Hospital Pensacola will be hosting a Kindergarten School Rodeo March 17 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Family Medicine Clinic. The rodeo is for children ages 4 to 5 that need a physical to start kindergarten and are enrolled to the Family Medicine Clinic. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling 505-7120, but walk-ins will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Ski club annual spring party

Pensacola Ski Club will be hosting their annual spring party April 13 at 6 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Join Pensacola Ski Club for a full buffet dinner, catered by Broussard’s Bayou Grill, as the club inducts its new officers and board members for 2018/2019. DJ Mike will be the night’s entertainment. Door prizes including a $100 credit for a trip of your choice for 2018/2019. If you want to ski or travel to great destinations with the most fun group in the area, the Pensacola Ski Club is waiting for you. Membership applications will be accepted at the event. The event price is $20 for current members and $30 for non-members. Membership is $40 per year. Join at the door and get in for current member price. RSVP are requested by March 29. To RSVP, call 723-6890.

Open mic at the Cultural Center

The West Florida Literary Federation will hold its monthly open mic event March 20 in room 201 at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and readings will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and the event is open to public. For more information, call 723-2112.

Free Scottish dance classes

Free Scottish dance classes will be offered at the Dance Craft Dance Studio, 8618 Pensacola Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m every Sunday night. No partner or experience is necessary. For more information, contact Holly Sherman at 607-9200.

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St. Patrick’s Day remembrance: Beyond the leprechauns and shamrocks

Irish immigrants in the United States By Kevin Kenny http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov


rish immigrants had a rough start in the United States, stuck in urban poverty and taunted by some of their neighbors. They and their descendants overcame the obstacles and prevailed. In the century after 1820, 5 million Irish immigrants came to the United States. Their presence provoked a strong reaction among certain nativeborn Americans, known as nativists, who denounced the Irish for their social behavior, their impact on the economy and their Catholic religion. Nonetheless, by the early 20th century, the Irish had successfully assimilated. All legal immigrants who subscribe to the U.S. Constitution are entitled to become U.S. citizens and white immigrants have encountered relatively few obstacles in their attempt to do so. Despite nativist hostility, the Irish never encountered racism comparable to that inflicted upon African Americans and Asians, who were excluded from citizenship or restricted from entering the United States. Turning their Catholic identity to their advantage and pursuing political opportunities unavailable in Ireland, the Irish moved steadily upward in American society. The Irish made up almost half of all immigrants in the United States in the 1840s and one-third in the 1850s. These figures are remarkable given that Ireland is no larger than the state of Maine and its population never exceeded 8.5 million. Between 1846 and 1855, due to repeated massive failures of the potato crop, the Irish population declined by one-third. More than 1 million people died of starvation and

famine-related diseases and another 1.5 million fled to the United States. The Irish immigrants of the famine era were the most disadvantaged the United States had ever seen. They suffered from alarmingly high rates of

workers worried that their own wages would decline as a result and that gains made by organized labor would be undercut. Equally disturbing to nativists was the immigrants’ religion. Would Irish Catholic immigrants ultimately be loyal to the United States or to the church in Rome? Were they beholden to their priests on political matters? Did a church headed by a pope, cardinals, archbishops and bishops have a legitimate place in a democratic republic? And why did Irish Catholic immigrants send their children to separate parochial schools rather than using the free public system? The Irish response was that the public

Catholic churches in the Philadelphia suburbs in a dispute over which Bible to teach in public schools, the Catholic one or the Protestant King James version. Rebutting accusations of divided loyalty, Irish immigrants insisted that they could become good Americans but that they would do so on their own terms. Because they spoke English and were the first Catholic group to arrive in the United States in large numbers, the Irish quickly took control of the American Catholic Church. Anti-Catholicism remained part of American culture until 1960, when John F. Kennedy was elected to the presidency.

President John F. Kennedy, whose 1960 election signaled the end of anti-Irish, anti-Catholic nativism, delivers remarks to assembled officers, Midshipmen and guests at Bancroft Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., Aug. 1, 1963. Photo from Naval History and Heritage Command

cholera, yellow fever, typhus, tuberculosis and pneumonia. They accounted for a greatly disproportionate number of admissions to poorhouses and public hospitals, and they topped the charts for arrests and imprisonment. The Irish immigrants were mostly unskilled, worked for low wages, and were often used as substitute labor to break strikes. Native-born

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school boards were dominated by evangelical Protestants. Freedom to cultivate their children’s faith as they saw fit, they insisted, was what the United States was all about. Nativists launched a sustained attack on Irish immigrants because of their Catholicism. In 1834, a mob burned down the Ursuline convent in Charlestown, Mass. In 1844, nativist rioters burned two

The Irish had long dominated the politics of many American cities – including New York, Boston and Chicago – by controlling the local Democratic Party. In the 1920s, they began to move onto the national stage, when Al Smith became the first Catholic to run for president. Smith had little chance of being elected, but Kennedy, who was acutely conscious of his Irish heritage,

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finally laid to rest America’s long anti-Catholic tradition. “I am not the Catholic candidate for president,” he declared during the campaign. “I am the Democratic Party’s candidate for president, who happens also to be a Catholic. I do not speak for my church on public matters – and the church does not speak for me.” Irish immigrants became good Americans without sacrificing their religious and cultural heritage. They demonstrated that assimilation is not a one-way process in which immigrants must conform to a dominant Anglo-Protestant culture while forsaking their own traditions. Immigrants always change the United States as much as the United States changes them. By becoming Americans in their own way, the Irish carved out a distinctive ethnic identity and helped lay the groundwork for today’s cultural pluralism in the United States. Today the Irish are one of the most prosperous ethnic groups in the United States, significantly exceeding national averages on education levels, occupational status, income and home ownership. In line with their steady upward social mobility during the 20th century, the American Irish moved out of the tight-knit urban communities of the Northeast and Midwest to settle in suburbs, towns and cities across the United States. They also married increasingly outside their ethnic group, first with other Catholics and then with Americans generally. The result of these developments is a much less cohesive sense of communal identity than in the past. But Irish Americans retain a strong sense of ethnic pride, especially in the realms of politics and culture. To be Irish-American, after all, is to be part of a national success story.

Jokes and Groaners. Celtic wit – once a year, luckily Q: Why can’t you borrow money from a leprechaun? A: Because they’re always a little short. Q: Why don’t you iron four-leaf clovers? A: Because you don’t want to press your luck. Q: How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time? A: He’s Dublin over with laughter. Q: What do you call a cubic zirconia ring in Ireland? A: A sham-rock. Q: Where can you find gold every time you look? A: In the dictionary.



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March 9, 2018

Gulf Breeze High School senior receives West Point appointment From Kavontae Smalls Office of Congressman Matt Gaetz Florida’s First District


atthew Hawkins, 17, has been selected for an appointment to the United States Military Academy West Point. Hawkins received a nomination from Congressman Matt Gaetz in January and made it through the final selection process to receive a coveted spot in the academy. Hawkins, a senior at Gulf Breeze High School, comes from a family laced with military service. Both his parents and brother attended the United States Military Acade-

my. Hawkins worked diligently to follow their example. He displayed exemplary leadership, citizenship and academic achievement, which allowed him to be a standout

among other applicants. “I am beyond proud to have such a well-rounded, smart and talented young man coming from right here in Northwest Florida to represent our values, strong work ethic and service to country,” Gaetz said. “It is my utmost expectation for Matthew to continue achieving great things and becoming one of America’s next great leaders.” Members of Congress are authorized by law to nominate candidates for appointment to four U.S. service academies. These schools are the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment. These institutions prepare college-age Americans to be officers of the U.S. uniformed

services. Upon graduation, service academy graduates are commissioned as officers in the active or reserve components of the military or merchant marine for a minimum of five years. Last year, 83 Northwest Florida students sought nomination from Gaetz for a military academy. Each student was evaluated based on their academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, letters of recommendation, character /motivation and compared with other applicants. The next Military Service Academy information sessions will be March 27 at Pace High School and March 29 at Niceville High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. both nights. For more information, contact Digital Director, Kavontae Smalls 503-1382.

Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) Sailors of the Quarter (SoQs) ...

Capt. Amy Branstetter, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola; Capt. Elizabeth Adriano, executive officer; and CMDCM Andrew Ali congratulate NHP’s Sailors of the Quarter for first quarter, calendar year 2018. The winners were: Blue Jacket of the Quarter: HN Jacqueline Santoro, Directorate of Medical Services, Junior SoQ: HM3 Tonya Gervais, Directorate of Surgical Services Senior SoQ: HM1 Dario Perez-Rincon, Directorate of Clinical Support Services. Photo by MC1 James Stenberg

Command Lines


• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Parenting Toddlers: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. through March 19 (six Mondays). Learn about the development stages of toddlers and why they do what they do. Topics include appropriate discipline and toilet training. • Mov.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One hour of dedicated online walkthrough to set-up your account and make your move seamless. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is scheduled for April 4. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Imagination Station: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is April 19. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 13. Emergencies come in many forms. Be prepared for yourself and your family.ν • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 11 a.m. to noon March 19 and March 26. A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents are welcome. • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help

Worship schedule

NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed

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) 9955247; click: www.SafeHelpline. org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to nonintimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult fam-

by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services: Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

ily member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/ or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chainof-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposi-

tion. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

• CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. • CREDO Southeast Care for Caregiver Retreat, March 24-26, Perdido Beach Resort Orange Beach, Ala. When was the last time you took your own advice, slowed down and invested in “you?” The Care for the Caregiver (C4C) retreat is designed to be a break from the busy “routine” of caring for others. WHO: Caregivers and providers i.e., physicians, mental health workers, chaplains, nurses, corpsmen, SARP Counse- lors or religious program specialists. What can you expect at a CREDO retreat? Time to get away, turn off the cell phone, relax in a beautiful hotel, destress, and be personally/professionally refreshed. • Five-star hotel • Shared experience with others • Time for self-reflection • Refreshed sense of “who am I?” To register, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford. ctr@navy.mil or call 4522342. • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society The Navy-Marine Corps relief Society (NMCRS) offers a range of volunteer opportunities for people with a variety of skills and interests. This is a great opportunity to get new skills and build your resume. Contact the Pensacola office at 452-2300.



Off Duty

Rock N’ Fly Run returns

Runners take their start for the Blue Angel Rock N’ Fly Run. The run returned to NASP after a hiatus after Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Photo from www.facebook.com/blueangelsrunrocknfly From www.runrocknfly.com

The fifth annual Rock N’ Fly Half Marathon and 5K Run will be held onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) March 17. Registration and packet pick-up will start at 6 a.m. and the run is scheduled to begin around 8 p.m. A pre-run presentation of colors and opening remarks will be held before runners take their mark. The Blue Angel Marathon was an iconic road racing event that happened for over 20 years and after the devastation of Hurricane Ivan in 2004 it was decided not to bring it back for logistic, staffing and financial reasons. At that time it seemed like the best decision, but after several years and almost no races onboard NASP, the area commanding officers

decided collectively to support a comeback. The race has been a huge success. Race organizers are committed to offering runners the best race and social while giving back 100 percent of funds raised to charity after paying for the race. Organizers have donated $150,000 in the last four years to NavyMarine Corps Relief Society. There is no other race in Pensacola that has ever donated that amount of money in its first four years. Race organizers are proud to have been able to give so much back to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. During and after the run, there will be live music throughout the course. The first bands will kick-off by 9 a.m., followed by a second band around 10:30 a.m. Live music will continue until

noon. There will be a best couples line dance off contest and best soul costume contest with three awards given to the best of the best. Get your wigs and gear on and be looking for the volunteer judges. There will also be two jumbotrons, one for the start and one for the post-race party. Around 6:30 a.m., there will be a jumbotron show. The performing rifle team will show at 7:50 a.m. The start of the run will be led by a cadre of motorcycles for the half marathon and the Allen Turner Hyundai pace car for the 5K run. The race is limited to 3,000 runners, so early registration is encouraged. For more information and to register for the run, visit www.runrocknfly.com.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY t c h a M o v i e

“Peter Rabbit” (PG) 5 p.m.

“Peter Rabbit” (PG) Noon

“The Shape of Water” (R) 7 p.m.

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (PG13) 2 p.m.

“The 15:17 to Paris” (PG13) 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “The 15:17 to Paris” (PG13) 5 p.m. “12 Strong” (R) 7 p.m.

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (PG13) 1 p.m.

“Peter Rabbit” (PG) 5 p.m.

“Tomb Raider” (PG) 4 p.m. This showing is free

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (PG13) 7 p.m.

“Peter Rabbit” (PG) Noon

“Winchester” (PG13) 5:10 p.m.

“Den of Thieves” (R) 7:30 p.m.

“The Shape of Water” (R) 2 p.m.

“The Commuter” (PG13) 12:30 p.m.

“The 15:17 to Paris” (PG13) 4:30 p.m.

“The 15:17 to Paris” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.

“The Shape of Water” (R) 5 p.m.

“12 Strong” (R) 3 p.m. “The 15:17 to Paris” (PG13) 6 and 8 p.m.

“12 Strong” (R) 6:30 p.m.

Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger “The Commuter” (PG13) 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, 5:10 p.m. free for 5 and younger NASP Portisde Cinema is closed on Monday. “The Shape of Water” (R) Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola. 7:30 p.m. com

THURSDAY “Peter Rabbit” (PG) 5 p.m. “Den of Thieves” (R) 7 p.m. “The Shape of Water” (R) 5:10 p.m. “The 15:17 to Paris” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.

Freedom To Go Inc.


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March 9, 2018

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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

• Seabreeze Jazz Festival: MWR has tickets to the 20th annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival to be hosted at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater at Pier Park, Panama City Beach, April 18 through 22. Tickets are available through NASP Tickets and Travel. Three day passes are $173 and four day passes are $216. For a full list of prices, visit NASP Tickets Try this and Travel or call 452• Youth Sport Camp: 6354. •Backpacking Over- Registration for the night Trips: There will Youth Sports Spring be an overnight back- 2018 season begins packing trip starting to- March 9 at the Corry day, March 9 through Youth Center (Bldg. 11 in the Sipsey Wil- 4118). There will be derness, Ala. Go with soccer, baseball and MWR on an out-of- T-ball available this town backpacking ad- spring. Youth sports venture. All gear and are open to all depentransportation pro- dents ages 4 to 14 of vided. Only $60, rain active-duty, reserve or shine. Sign up for or retired military, the skills course at the as well as DoD emTickets and Travel of- ployees and contracfice Bldg. 3787 at Cor- tors. Registration will ry Station. Backpack- be open from 8 a.m. ing 101 Skills Course to 4:30 p.m., today, is a prerequisite for all March 9, 16 and 23. NAS Pensacola back- Cost is $50 per child. packing trips. For more Mandatory skills evalinformation, call 281- uation will take place March 24 from 9 a.m. 5489 or 452-6354. • Splash and Dash: to 11 a.m. at the Youth MWR Aquatics and Sports Complex on Navy Fitness will host Hwy. 98. Parents must a Splash and Dash complete the annual Association event March 17 at Parent 10 a.m. to noon. This for Youth Sports trainfriendly competition ing prior to registrais open to the whole tion. Log on to www. family with certificates nays.org/parents to training. presented upon com- complete pletion. For a full list of For more information, age groups, visit www. contact Ron or Patrick navymwrpensacola. at 453-3490. com or call 452-9429. • Summer Camp Expo: Join MWR at the 2018 Summer Camp Expo at the NAS Pensacola Indoor Pool March 17 from noon to 2 p.m. Get information on all of the summer programs offered by MWR Pensacola for the summer of 2018. MWR will have a variety of day programs that offer educational and fun opportunities for children over the summer break. For more information, call 452-9429. • Karate class: Shotokan Karate classes are $20 per month at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, for active duty and family members ($22 for DoD). For more information call 452-7810, 452-7813 or 291-0940. • Discount tickets: Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 to check out the discounts available on vacations and attractions. For more information, call 452-6354.

Liberty Activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com.


MARCH 9, 2018


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auto • merchandise • employment • real estate • and more! Articles for Sale


Articles for Sale

Articles for Sale

Sandy’s Good Times Dance Club. Thursday weekly dance lessons 6:30 pm-6:55pm $10. For lessons – please refrain from wearing scented products. Friday Latin night. Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday ballroom night 7:3010:30 p.m. Beginning social dance lessons Thursday and Friday 6:30-7:25 p.m. Each night $10. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com.

Japanese Gold Imari porcelain Art, Gosu Blue 72 pieces. All hand painted. I bought in Arita, Japan in 1994. Paid $3098, sell for $1300. 850-748-9286.

Lawn mower for sale 22”cut push mower.excellent condition call 850-456-2989

Curio Cabinet, LG solid Rosewood 3 section, 6 sides, 8 shelves lighted, 3 doors. Bought in Hong Kong paid $2200, selling for $1200 exc. 850-7489286.

Rotary tool kit,still in Estate sale on 3/16 and sealed plastic,72 piece 3/17. 7am through 3pm. project partners brand. 318 N 57th Avenue, Pen- Would be nice gift.$25.00 850-999-3330 sacola. Twin Oaks. Free vegetarian and Vegan cooking classes: March 11, at 2:00pm to 3:30pm with Breakfast foods, March 18th, Soups and Sandwiches, and March 25th Entrees and Salads, The classes will provide live demonstrations, recipes, and free sampling. The classes are being provided by Blue Angel Parkway Seventhday Adventist Church located at: 1080 N. Blue Angel Parkway Pensacola, FL. 32506. Reservations and more information can be provided by calling or texting Cathy at (850) 3805317. Articles for Sale 2 Solid Rosewood End Tables with drawer. Oriental/ Asian design. Each side has beautiful carving design. Bought in H.K. $480 pair. 850-748-9286.

Thule Force Large (rooftop cargo box) like new, used just once. Extremely quiet. $350. Call 850-3246849. Yakima Jetstream Bars & Yakima Timberline Towers (locking rooftop crossbars that attach to raised side rails) like new, used just once. $250. Call 850-3246849. 2005 Yamaha Royal Star. Garage kept. Excellent condition. Never dropped. 2 hard saddle bags and travel trunk included. $4500. Text or call for pictures and info. 850-2211259 Trek 7000zx. $350 firm. 252-723-7045 Table w/ 6 chairs. Solid dark oak. $600. 252-7237045

AUDITIONS FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON: Grades 3 - 8, Saturday, May 12, 9 - 12 PM Grades 9 - 12, Sunday, May 13, 1 - 4 PM

Storm door for sale. 36” by 80”White heavy duty,left hand hung with windows, brass lock set, in good used condition. $100,OBO.850-456-2989

Outdoor propane cooker for fish, crabs, turkeys, etc. Plus 1930’s farm cast iron skillet. $15 for all. 454-9486

Men’s Coats, Suits, L/ XL Polo Leather & Raincoat, Long Forest Green Cashmere, Shooting jackets, custom holsters and gun paraphernalia. Call Craftsmen gas chainsaw. 850-287-2761. Like new in box. $125.00 Tall chest of drawers. OBO. 850-492-3574 Solid wood – medium colDining table. 48 inch di- or. 5 drawers. Good condiameter with 4 ladder back/ tions $135. Call 944-8886 cane bottom. $150.00. 251- or 418-4614 962-2150 Solid wood microwave Foam mattress medical stand with open shelves bed. Excellent condition. and cabinet for closed storOriginal price $1500. Ask- age. Excellent condition. $135. Call 944-8886 or ing $300. 850-525-0790 418-4614 Solid wood dresser. Queen size. Brand name. Solid wood buffet server $800 OBO. 850-525-0790 with fold out sides. Excellent condition. $275. Call Dining room table with 944-8886 or 418-4614 2 leaves and 4 chairs. Antique. $800 - negotiable. Vacuum cleaner. Good 850-525-0790 condition. $40. 850-9418554 5 gallon gas cans. $10 each. 850-944-5763 Play pen for child. $50. 850-941-8554 Ammo 45 cal. Auto factory. Home or self-deBoats fense. $15. 497-1167 Bass Ryder boat. Rotor Compound hunting motor. Bird cages. Light bow. PCE. 60- 80lb pull fixtures. House generator. at 30 inches. Perfect con- Golf clubs. Food concesdition. Right handed. $50. sion supplies. 455-2966. 417-1694

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Real Estate House for sale. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. 2300 square feet. Two miles from Navy hospital. Spring Lake West subdivision. 455-2966. HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER: 1982 SF 3/2 nice home in a wonderful subdivision. Minutes from the back gate of NAS. This home has many new upgrades. Southbay subdivision is a safe and great subdivision to raise children. Asking $207.500. Call or text 850.375.9557 or 850.377.1977 for more information or viewing. 4BR/2BA Home for rent. Private rural bayou community in Perdido. $1250 per month. Call 850-4185572 Vacation House Rental. Military/Families. 4BR/2.5BA, sleeps 8. On water, near NAS Pensacola. Rents daily, weekly, monthly. http://www.vrbo. com/4016771ha FOR RENT 2/1 mobile home in NW Pcla. $1,000 move in. email wmhp-pns@outlook. com for more info. 3/2 Condo open plan, high ceilings, pool, washer & dryer, EZ access I10/110 to bases & UWF, $895 incl water, garb & parking No pets. 748-8145

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