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Time change this weekend: Spring ahead ...

At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13, clocks will move an hour ahead (or spring forward) to begin daylight saving time. By act of Congress, civil clocks in most areas of the United States are adjusted ahead one hour in the summer months (known as daylight time) and returned back one hour in the winter months (known as standard time). You’ll lose an hour, mornings are darker and evenings are brighter. For more, visit http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/daylight_time.php.

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ROK training commander visits NASP Story, photo by Ens. James A. Griffin Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Rear Adm. Mike White, commander, Naval Education Training Command (NETC) was host to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy commander of Naval Education and Training, Vice Adm. Jin-Sup Jung, during a visit to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Mar. 3. The visit began with a discussion about U.S. Navy training at NETC’s headquarters, followed by visits to area training facilities. White and Jung discussed new methods in training Sailors being used in the NETC domain such as eTablets and smart phones. “Our naval forces are stronger when we operate jointly and together with allies and partners, and that includes sharing training with our partners,” said White. See ROK on page 2

The new giant screen theater at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NASP opened March 9. The theater will feature seven showings daily and has multimedia capability for a broad range of presentations.

New giant screen theater now open at National Naval Aviation Museum From Naval Aviation Museum Fundation

Republic of Korea Navy Vice Adm. Jin-Sup Jung receives instruction from HM1 Walter J. Bedell on the helo dunker. The dunker simulates an aircraft ditching in a body of water and sinking upside-down, allowing aircrew to practice escaping from a submerged fuselage.

After nearly two months of undergoing a digital conversion, visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum can now experience a digital 4K resolution standard at the Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater. The newly renovated theater opened to the public March 9, premiering the new digital format of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s flagship film, “The Magic of Flight.” The upgraded theater now features a premium

laser-illuminated 2D projection system boasting full 4K resolution – nearly 9 million pixels on screen – and a powerful new sound system. It is the first of its kind installed in an institutional theater in the world, and has the capability of showing Hollywood feature films. “With the new wide and curved screen, visitors are guaranteed an immersive experience from every seat in the house,” said Malerie Shelton, director of See Theater on page 2

Naval Air Technical Training Center participates in PSC career expo From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training PAO

Twenty Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Sailors volunteered to explain their jobs in the Navy during a Pensacola-area career expo Feb. 23-24 at Pensacola State College’s (PSC) Pensacola campus.

The Sailors, all NATTC instructors teaching aviation ordnance, electrician, electronics and aircraft handling courses at the largest Navy “A” School facility, spent two days describing their jobs to more than 3,000 Escambia and Santa Rosa county middle- and high school-age children during the Worlds of

Possibilities Career Expo. NATTC Executive Officer Cmdr. Scott Sherman said the SkillsUSA event, sponsored by PSC, the Greater Pensacola Chamber, Visit Pensacola and Gulf Power, allowed Sailors teaching aviation technical jobs the opportunity to share their experiences with the teens who

one day could choose to serve in the Navy. “Showcasing what we do at NATTC and enlightening young adults preparing to enter the workforce on the exciting career opportunities offered by the Navy is a great opportunity for the NATTC staff,” Sherman said.

The Worlds of Possibilities Expo was organized by Skills USA, a nationally recognized program that serves as a partnership between students, teachers and industry. Fourth Annual SkillsUSA Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo showcased See Expo on page 2

Cast your vote: Florida Primary March 15 By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

The Florida Presidential Preference Primary is scheduled for March 15, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Florida is a closed primary state. Only registered Republicans and Democrats are eligible to vote in this primary, and you will only get to vote for a candidate belonging from your political party. You will need to bring a photo and signature ID to the polls. Early voting ends tomorrow (March 12) in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. If you wait until primary day, you must vote at your designated precinct,

which is determined by the address you provided when you registered. For more information go to the county supervisor of elections websites for Escambia County (www.EscambiaVotes.com) or Santa Rosa County (www.votesantarosa.com). If you have questions about voting or need help with your Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), you can visit he NASP Voting Assistance Office (Bldg. 1500, Room 229) or go to www.FVAP.gov. If you’re a military spouse, you are also covered under the same law that protects the voting rights of military members. To learn more, go to https://www.fvap.gov/ military-voter/ military-spouses.

Panel discussion onboard NASP Corry Station ... CTN1(IDW) Jason Burchell (left), a Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC) instructor, discusses training with Frank DiGiovanni (far right), director of Training Readiness and Strategy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Readiness). Burchell, cryptologic technician (networks) students, fellow JCAC instructors and staff at Center for Information Dominance (CID) Unit Corry Station participated in a recent panel discussion with DiGiovanni. Photo by Carla M. McCarthy

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Reminder to Blues-watchers: NAS Pensacola access procedures have changed From NASP PAO

Spring is almost here, and with the change of seasons, the Blue Angels are due to return soon. A reminder to the Blues’ practice watchers: NAS Pensacola’s access procedures have changed. All unescorted visitors NAS Pensacola to (NASP) heading to the National Naval Aviation

Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a DoD identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the west gate (Blue Angel Parkway). The changes were announced during a press conference Jan. 25 by NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer, Capt. Keith Hoskins, and the National Naval Aviation

Museum director, retired Navy Capt. Sterling Gilliam. NAS Pensacola’s main gate (Navy Boulevard) will be open to all employees, military and DoD cardholders, as well as previously vetted personnel who possess a

valid visitor’s pass. Unescorted visitors to Barrancas National Cemetery will be vetted upon arrival at the Visitors Inform a t i o n Center, Bldg. 777, at the main gate. “Working with my security team onboard NAS

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marketing and public relations for the National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. “You’ll see an incredibly detailed picture, like you’re looking through a glass window.” The theater is fully ADA compliant and features LED lighting, wider, luxury seating with armrests, double cup-holders and custom tables between most seats,

Pensacola, the National Naval Aviation Museum, the lighthouse, and Fort Barrancas, this is the best course of action to ensure that we maintain the openness of NAS Pensacola’s open sights for our visitors to come onboard our naval air station,” Hoskins said. Gilliam pointed out that many in the area already possess Department of Defense IDs – retired

new carpeting and a rubberized flooring. The theater will continue to show educational and feature films, seven showings daily. Primarily dedicated to the large screen, the 325-seat theater also has multimedia, multipurpose capability and has been the site for a broad range of presentations, from lectures to choral groups to ballet. The lobby will also receive a facelift with new amenities and a

military, dependent or active-duty. Holders of these IDs are free to use the main gate. Once at the base, the travel time is the same. “From the west gate to the museum, or the front gate to the museum, it’s the same distance,” Gilliam said. “We just want to educate our visiting public to come to the correct gate.”

concessions counter. Construction has already begun in the lobby and is set to be complete in April. There will be a special, family-friendly opening day event for the community shortly after completion. For more information, visit http:// www. naval aviation museum. org. For movie times, go to http:// www. naval aviation org/ attractions/ museum. giant- screen- theater.

Navy releases updated PFA NavAdmin Republic of Korea Navy Vice Adm. Jin-Sup Jung receives instruction from HM1 Walter J. Bedell on the training Sailors and Marines must complete at the Naval Survival Swim School. The hoist simulator mimics an aircraft retrieving a service member from the water; this allows aircrew to practice the event where they may be rescued. Photo by Ens. James A. Griffin ROK from page 1

“We have a great training partnership with the ROK Navy and this visit was a valuable opportunity to build on that relationship.” Jung was supportive of the partnership. “I hope that we can visit each other every other year to help strengthen the U.S. and Korean relationship,” said Jung. During the tour of the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Jung and his staff observed how avionics technicians, aircraft mechanics and air traffic controllers are trained for the fleet. NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy and Marine students each year. The largest part of this student body is comprised of enlisted personnel attending apprentice “A” schools designed to provide them with the knowledge and skill levels required to perform as technicians at the apprentice level. Jung and his staff were also shown the multiplace underwater egress training, or helo dunker, in the Naval Survival Training Institute’s (NSTI) Aircrew Water Survival pool. HM1 Walter J. Bedell demonstrated some of the exercises all aviation students must complete as part of their training. “I think they were really impressed with the helo dunker,” said Bedell. “It’s more of an immersive training that students will remember for the rest of their life. I still have people come back after years to show their families this specific training they went through. “I think it’s important to have a strong relationship with the ROK (Navy),” said Bedell. “Training increases the readiness of both navies to efficiently carry out operations throughout the globe.” For more information about Naval Education and Training Command visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/ and www.navy.mil/local/cnet. For information on Naval Air Technical Training Center visit https:// www. netc. navy. To learn more about the Naval Survival Training Institute visit http://www. med. navy. mil/ sites/ nmotc/ nsti/ Pages/default.aspx.

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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) –The Chief of Naval Personnel released guidance March 9 outlining changes to the Navy’s Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) program, announced last fall, that are critical for the fleet to understand. The updated implementation guidance detailed in NavAdmin 061/16 is effective immediately and lists several changes to the Physical Fitness Assessment, including specific Body ComposiAssessment (BCA) tion procedures and measurement rules for Command Fitness Leaders (CFL), guidance for commanding officers concerning how to establish a spot check program, and new scoring tables. The new BCA consists of a three-step process. The first measurement uses the current height/weight tables. If in stanExpo from page 1

local businesses and vendors in technical career fields by engaging students of all ages with hands-on and interactive experiences. In addition to the Navy aviation jobs demonstrated at the event, Baptist Hospital displayed gaming-style technology used to educate staff and students on cancer variations and treatments and Pensacola State College’s Veterinary Technician program showcased exotic animals. NATTC instructors had numerous items from the various aviation ratings taught at NATTC on display, answered questions about the equipment displayed, and shared their experiences in the Navy. Air Training Department brought firefighting suits, a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and aviation fuel training equipment. Mechanical Training Department brought survival vests, pilot helmets, flight suits, a backpack parachute assembly, an inert AIM-9X Sidewinder Missile training aid, and hydraulic servo cutaways. Avionics Training Department brought circuit schematics, electrical switches and a multi-meter.

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

dards, Sailors will pass the PFA. If an individual fails to meet those standards, a single-site abdominal circumference measurement will be conducted. The final opportunity for Sailors to pass the BCA will be a test using the previous system of neck and waist measurements to calculate body fat percentages. Sailors will pass the BCA by meeting the DoD maximum allowable body fat limit of less than or equal to 26 percent for males or 36 percent for females. If a Sailor fails the BCA, it will constitute an overall PFA failure. Additionally, individuals will be evaluated by a medical provider, enrolled in the Fitness Enhancement Program (FEP), and provided nutritional counseling. Sailors who are medically cleared to take the PRT must also participate in the test regardless of BCA results, and will face separation from the Navy if they fail two PFAs in a three-year period,

The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,

a change from previous rules. Additionally, commanding officers are now empowered to conduct BCA spot check programs to ensure Sailors are staying within standards. This moves the Navy beyond a two-test-a-year system, by giving commands the ability to identify Sailors in need of additional support without subjecting them to administrative punishments that result from an actual BCA/PRT failure. Last, the message also explains the administrative steps that commands will take to close out the records from Cycle 2, 2015, specifically for the group of Sailors that need letters of correction for exceeding BCA standards, were in a deployed/ operational status, medically waived, or pregnant during the PFA cycle. For more information, view NavAdmin 061/16, at www. npc. navy.mil.

AEC Ryan Cazire feels events such as this help to strengthen the Navy's relationship with the local community and hopefully inspire young adults to consider a career in the military. “We are part of this community, and we live and work here,” Cazire said. “I take great pride in showing our neighbors what we do and explaining our jobs to someone who might wear the same uniform as me one day. Maybe we sparked some interest in someone who had never considered a career in the Navy before today.” Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Interactive Multimedia Instruction Manager and one of the 2016 Worlds of Possibilities organizers Lance McClure said both NATTC and CNATT involvement in the project began three years ago. “Civilian organizations that teach aviation maintenance were participating and it seemed the Navy was missing out,” he said. “Additionally, the event aligns with CNATT and NATTC as most of the skill providers represented are certified by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) which happens to be the organization that certifies CNATT and our Learning Sites.”

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Your best picture pick could be in box, bargain bin By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

Somewhere in our basement, there is a box of VHS tapes. Relics from the days when our children loved “The Aristocats,” “Toy Story,” “Spot” and “Barney.” Their sticky little hands could pop those tapes into the TV/VCR combo without needing mom’s help. Well, as long as there was not a waffle or a Barbie shoe in the VCR already. If we let them, they would watch one after the other – “Pocahontas,” “The Great Mouse Detective,” “Sesame Street Sing-a-long” and “Babe” – leaving the tapes lying about unwound and out of their jackets. But we limited the children’s TV time, only allowing marathons when they were sick. Even so, it was alarming how much the children memorized. Anna could perform a perfectly accurate but off-key version of “A Whole New World,” and Lilly spoke flawless Swahili when belting out “Hakuna Matata.” Our oldest, Hayden, who was diagnosed with autism, could repeat entire 30 minute “Arthur” scripts even though he had a

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severe language delay. These movies even seeped into our adult psyches, at times rendering us babbling fools instead of responsible parents. We would catch ourselves singing “… Barney can be your friend too if you just make believe him!” in the shower, or mumbling “Dora, Dora, Dora the explorer …” while waiting in the car pool line. By the time Hayden reached fifth grade, the VHS tapes had been watched dozens and dozens of times. The words and tunes were forever burned into our brains, and our VCR was nearly burned out. It was time for us to move on. We decided to introduce our children to real movies. Movies with real people and stories that would teach them life lessons. One rainy afternoon, we found some ’80s classics from our childhood in a discount DVD bin at the mall. “Karate Kid,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Footloose,” “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club.” We lined the children up on the couch: Hayden, 12, who was frankly still happy watch-

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. ing Jimmy Neutron; Anna, who was 10 going on 25; and Lilly, who at eight was still too distracted by her Polly Pockets to care. As if we were passing down

the ancient wisdom of their elders, we explained why the ’80s movies they were about to see weren’t just entertainment, they were a visual manifesto for teen angst and adolescent rebellion. Without computers and internet access, we were trapped in the bubble of our high schools and hometowns. Music, television and movies were our only escape. Seeing our frustrations and dreams played out by actors like Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald and Ralph Macchio was liberating. “I’m hungry!” Hayden whined. “I wanna watch the one with the cute boy on the front,” Anna demanded. “ ’Scuse me,” Lilly giggled, apparently having expelled some form of gas. We were losing them, so we quickly loaded “The Breakfast Club” into the DVD player. Having not seen the film in a while, we forgot some details. We remembered the inspiring story of five stereotypical high school students who entered detention with nothing in common and left eight hours later with a new understanding of themselves and each other. But we

completely forgot about those same children smoking pot, cussing, making out in the janitor’s closet and admitting to drinking alcohol, compulsive lying and nymphomania. Oh, and the “R” rating. Whoopsie. Thankfully, Hayden had fallen asleep and Lilly was on the floor with her dolls. Only Anna had watched the whole movie, and she had her head buried deep in the couch cushions. After prying Anna from the couch and drying her tears, we learned that, despite her insistence that she was “not a little girl anymore,” her innocent brain was not ready for teenage reality. We went back to our tattered VHS tapes for the next few years. Anna eventually gave “The Breakfast Club” another try. And now as a senior in high school, it is, ironically, her favorite flick. Whether a movie wins an Oscar or ends up in the bargain bin at the mall, it’s our life experiences that connect us to the characters and allow us to appreciate their stories. There’s no need to go to the box office, because the best picture might just be in a box in the basement.

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Medal of Honor awardee inducted into Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes By April Grant Navy Office of Information


ASHINGTON (NNS) – SOCS (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. joined the more than 3,460 other Medal of Honor recipients listed in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes March 1, during an induction ceremony in the Pentagon Auditorium. One day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, Byers was honored with a commemorative plaque that will be displayed within the hall. Byers is being recognized for his valiant rescue efforts during a hostage situation in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in December 2012. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson spoke at the event. Work opened the ceremony saying Byers embodied the “remarkable heroism” and “selfless bravery” common to all special operators in the field. “Your selfless and heroic actions in the face of a determined enemy read like a Hollywood

script,” he said. “Your story represents the very best of military men and women ... and the limitless things that I know you and your teammates will continue to do in the future.” Mabus echoed Work’s sentiments. “I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of a ceremony that recognizes a Sailor. His loyalty to the mission to rescue an American citizen is selflessness in its purest sense,” he said. He also thanked Byers’ family – his wife Madison, daughter Hannah, mother Peggy – and Byers’ team members for their continued support. Richardson said Byers’ actions were “emblematic of this generation’s dedication to the Navy core values: honor, courage and commitment,” adding that he will serve as “an inspiration” for

Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard display the Medal of Honor flag during a Hall of Heroes induction ceremony March 1 for SOCS (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. at the Pentagon Auditorium. From left, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus; Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work; Byers and his wife, Madison Byers; Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens. Byers was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama for his actions during a hostage rescue operation in Afghanistan in December 2012. Photos by Oscar Sosa

the next generation of leaders and Medal of Honor winners. Work, along with Mabus, Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens, joined Byers and Madison on stage for the presentation of the com-

SOCS (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. delivers remarks during his Hall of Heroes induction ceremony March 1 at the Pentagon Auditorium. Byers was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama for his actions during a hostage rescue operation in Afghanistan in December 2012.

memorative Hall of Heroes plaque and the Medal of Honor Flag. As family and supporters looked on, Byers took to the podium and spoke of his admiration for his fellow teammates, as well as for all members of the Special Forces community who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. “I, along with many of my teammates, have been to many funerals at Arlington (National Cemetery). We have seen too many good men buried,” he said. “Many may ask, ‘What is it that keeps you going in the face of so much death?’ ” Without a question, he said, it’s the brotherhood. “I’m no different than any one of my teammates. I’m certain any one of them would take the same actions I did that day ... I proudly wear this trident to represent the brotherhood,” he added. The Hall of Heroes is dedicated to the more than 3,460 recipients of the Medal of Honor. Along the walls of the room are the names of each recipient. All three versions of the Medal of Honor – the Army, Sea Service (Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard), and Air Force – are displayed in the Hall of Heroes. An asterisk next to some names represents service members who received two Medals of Honor for two separate acts of bravery. Dots are used to signify Marines who were under the command of the Army during World War I

and received both the Army and Sea Service versions of the Medal of Honor for a single act of bravery. Byers was born in Toledo, Ohio, and began his naval career in 1998 as a hospital corpsman. Following graduation from Hospital Corpsman School at Great Lakes, he completed the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL course and the Special Operations Combat Medic course in 2003. He served at Great Lakes Naval Hospital, 2nd Battalion and 2nd Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as well as East Coast SEAL teams, and completed 11 overseas deployments with nine combat tours. Byers was promoted to the rank of senior chief petty officer in January 2016. Byers’ personal decorations include the Bronze Star with Valor (five awards), the Purple Heart (two awards), the Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards, one with Valor), the Combat Action ribbon (two awards) and the Good Conduct Medal (five awards). He is only the 11th living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry displayed in Afghanistan. For more information on Byers and previous Navy Medal of Honor awardees, visit www.navy.mil/moh.



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Navy celebrates 2016 Women’s History Month From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs


ASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Women’s History Month throughout March. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme “Working to Form a More Perfect Honoring Union: Women in Public Service and Government.” Through service and leadership, women have been an integral part of both the Navy’s history and its future. “Women throughout our history have endeavored to serve the flag, not looking for special treatment, prestigious awards or financial wealth, but merely for the opportunity to serve the flag itself and the great nation it represents,” said Adm. Michelle Howard, vice chief of naval operations. Today, women comprise 18 percent of the Navy and are indispensable to the national security mission. There are more than 59,000 active

duty women serving in the Navy and more than 9,000 female Reservists. Thousands of women have served alongside men in Iraq, Afghanistan and at sea, and their record of performance has been nothing less than outstanding. During the last decade, more than LSC Robyn L. Granell receives her cover from HMC Remirose Pau during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony at 280,000 women have de- Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) in 2015. A total of 18 chiefs assigned to NMCSD were promoted durployed in support of U.S. ing the ceremony. Photo by MC1 Elizabeth Merriam operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Women United States Navy. In Operation Desert Shield Bush – and in 2015 she women, including all have shown great December 1959, Anna and Desert Storm in became the first woman combat and Special courage and sacrifice – Der-Vartanian was pro- 1991. Navy women to command a fleet – Forces units. the nation simply could moted to the rank of served on hospital ships, Third Fleet. For more information not accomplish the mis- master chief yeoman, supply ships, fleet oilers, In 2012, three female on the history of women sion without them. The making her the first fe- ammunition ships, repair officers became the first and their numerous condiversity of experiences male master chief in the ships and tenders. Fe- to receive their subma- tributions to the Navy, women have had demon- Navy, as well as the first male pilots flew helicop- rine “dolphins.” visit www. public. navy. strates both the chal- female E-9 in the entire ters and reconnaissance In 2014, Howard be- mil/ bupers- npc/ organlenges and the armed services. Fleet aircraft. came the Navy’s first fe- ization/ bupers/ Womens opportunities women Master Chief Jacqueline Vice Adm. Nora male four-star admiral Policy/ Pages/ Womens have faced. DiRosa became the first Tyson, then a rear admi- and vice chief of naval HistoryMonth. aspx. In March 1917, YNC female fleet master chief ral, was the first woman operations. For more news from Loretta Perfectus Walsh 47 years later. In January 2016, the Chief of Naval Personin the Navy to take combecame the first female More than 2,600 Navy mand of a Carrier Strike armed services opened nel, visit www. navy. mil/ chief petty officer in the women participated in Group – George H.W. all military specialties to local/cnp.


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NASWF earns Personal Excellence Flagship Award By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


aval Air Station Whiting Field’s (NASWF) outstanding support to their community was once again recognized by the Navy with the announcement of the command earning the Personal Excellence Flagship Award. The award is presented annually to commands who engage in outstanding community service activities that promote academics, life skills and civic education for youth.

Out of the five Flagship Awards, this is the fourth in which NAS Whiting Field has been recognized for their achievements. The installation team also finished first in the

Environmental Stewardship category while receiving an Honorable Mention in Health Safety and Fitness and second in Project Good Neighbor. “Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s volunteer workforce is committed to the development and progression of youths throughout the c o m m u n i t y, ” Commanding Officer, Capt. Todd Bahlau stated in the nomination package. “Our long-running efforts toward improving lives and making a difference in the community is exemplified in our

tremendous strides toward achieving our desired goal – promoting our core values of honor, courage and commitment.” More than 70 members of NAS Whiting Field’s team participated in programs designed to help youths in the local community. These programs included: United Way Day of Caring, Escambia County Sea Cadets, Men in Action of Milton Florida, Civil Air Patrol, Early Learning Coalition, and more. The team supported these organization with more than 5,300 hours of volunteer

service. The award is managed by Commander Navy Installations Command and is presented to commands in eight categories. NAS Whiting Field was named the winner in the Medium Ashore category. “Well done and thank you for your continued support and partnership with the surrounding communities, and your ongoing support of the Navy’s Community Service Program,” Vice Adm. R.L. Thomas stated in the message announcing the awards. “Please accept my gratitude for the commitment and caring you have shown in your local communities ... I am certain your actions are sincerely appreciated by all.”

Navy to resume flights at NOLF Summerdale By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

After more than 10 years, Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) will resume flight training at Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Summerdale in Alabama beginning March 11. The first flight is expected to arrive to the facility at approximately 10 a.m. and will be followed by a short ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the occasion. Baldwin County Commissioner Chris Elliott will participate with NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau in slicing the red, white and blue ribbon. NAS Whiting Field has not utilized NOLF Summerdale regularly since 2005, but with recent construction on the facility completed, flights are due to recommence. Construction was neces-

sitated by the installation’s replacement of the venerable T-34 Turbomentor aircraft with the T-6B Texan II beginning in 2009. The T-6B required longer runways and NOLF Barin and NOLF Summerdale were selected as the airfields best able to accommodate the extensions during a lengthy scoping process in 2010. NAS Whiting Field’s complex is the busiest naval aviation facility in A T-6B Texan II aircraft prepares to land at Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s North the world and serves as Field. The T-6Bs will begin using Navy Outlying Landing Field Summerdale March the backbone of naval 14. Photo by Ens. Antonio More aviation. Training Air Wing Five, the major ten- training through Training use to complete their T- During the last 10 years, ant command on the base, Air Wing Five in 2015. 6B aviator training mis- there has been a pause in flight operations due to regularly accomplishes This comprises approxi- sion. The others are NOLF the change in training airmore than 1.1 million mately two-thirds of all flight operations per year primary Navy, Marine Barin, Evergreen, Brew- craft runway requirements that led to a and flies more than Corps and Coast Guard ton and Choctaw. Navy Outlying Land- military construction ef150,000 flight hours. aviators. TraWing-5 also This comprises 14 per- trains all helicopter pilots ing Field Summerdale fort that started in 2011. cent of all Navy and Ma- for the three maritime has played an integral During the 1980s, 1990s rine Corps flight hours services. NOLF Sum- part in NAS Whiting and early 2000s this airmerdale will be one of Field’s military pilot field supported training worldwide. More than 700 student five outlying fields that training mission, dating flights from both Training military aviators com- NAS Whiting Field and back to its original con- Air Wing Five at NAS pleted their primary flight Training Air Wing Five struction date of 1943. Whiting Field and Train-

ing Air Wing Six at NAS Pensacola in support of T34 touch-and-goes. The last significant number of operations that occurred at NOLF Summerdale was in 2005, when Training Air Wing Six began their T-34 to T-6A transition. Since 2005 the airfield has served as a “low approach” only airfield due to the runway length restrictions. Training Air Wing Five will commence full time training flight operations with the T-6B Texan II on March 14. “The production of pilots for our national defense is just as important now as it was when Outlying Field Summerdale was first constructed in 1943,” Bahlau stated. “The completion of the runway extensions at Summerdale reestablishes a key asset for our mission and will help ensure years of safe, productive flight training for our student aviators.”


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CREDO resiliency workshop offered

A Personal Resiliency Workshop is being offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 16 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The workshop will help foster your personal holistic growth including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects. Active-duty (including reservists in an active status) and their spouses are eligible to attend. Workshop date is subject to change or cancellation/ postponement due to attendance requirements. The workshop will take place at the NAS Pensacola Chapel. Workshop date is subject to change or cancellation/postponement due to attendance requirements. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or by e-mail at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Workshop teaches suicide prevention

A SafeTALK workshop, sponsored by the NAS Pensacola Chapel, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon March 17 at the All Faiths Chapel, Bldg. 634. The workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources. The workshop features videos that illustrate responses. Participants will be better able to: • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid talking about suicide. • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide and talk to them about suicide. • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe) to connect to a person with thoughts of suicide to a first aid intervention caregiver. The workshop is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees at NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, Saufley Field and NAS Whiting Field. The uniform for this training is civilian attire. For more information, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.

Art of Fashion scheduled for March 16 Covenant Care, in conjunction with local artists and fashion retailers, will present the 11th annual Art of Fashion event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at New World Landing. The event is a Kentucky Derby-themed luncheon that features a runway fashion show, a silent auction, a derby hat contest and prize drawings. The fashion show will feature the latest looks

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

from Chico’s of Pensacola, Lee Tracy, Intracoastal Outfitters, The Bridal Loft, Don Alan’s and Randall’s Formal Wear. The silent auction will showcase health, beauty, fashion and art. Tickets are $35 per person prior to March 16, and $40 at the door. For more information, contact Covenant Care at 438-9714 or go to www.choosecovenant.org.

Registration open for soccer programs

Registration is open for the Perdido Bay Futbol Club spring 2016 soccer season for age groups starting at 2 to 3 years through high school. Cost is $70 for the first child and $65 for any additional children. League games begin March 19. Activities will take place at the Southwest Escambia Sportsplex off Bauer Road. registration information, go to For https://ssl.demosphere.com/scripts/runisa.dll?s7:gp ::72330+regis/guidelines. For club information, go to www.perdidobayfc.com.

The group will be congratulating Maj. “Buddy” Tucker for being selected as the Air Force Electronic Warfare Center for Excellence Electronic Warfare Instructor of the Year. All military training students from all services are encouraged to attend. There is no cost and refreshments will be available. For more information, call 898-1030 (voicemail), e-mail gulfcoastcrowsnest@gmail.com or go to wwww.facebook.com/GCCNAOC.

Rock N Fly run to take place March 19

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

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

Coin club scheduled to meet March 17 Presentation about test pilot planned Members of the Pensacola Coin Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 17 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. A coin and currency presentation is planned and a coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.

Electronic warfare focus of mixer

The Gulf Coast Crow’s Nest Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) has scheduled an unclassified electronic warfare mixer from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 at the NASP Mustin Beach Club.

The National Naval Aviation Museum’s Discovery Saturday series will feature a presentation about “the godfather of modern naval aviation” and “the premier test pilot of all time” at 1:30 p.m. March 19 in the Blue Angels Atrium. Authors Fritz Trapnell and Dana Trapnell Tibbitts will present highlights and rare photographs from the new biography, “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, the U.S. Navy’s Aviation Pioneer, 1923-52.” The book details how Trapnell helped the Navy evolve from biplanes and dirigibles to jets. Discovery Saturday presentations are free. For more information, go to www.navalaviation museum.org or call 453-2389.



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Irish immigrants’ struggles, successes recalled on

St. Patrick’s Day

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 native-born 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 on 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

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1.5 million fled to the United States. Many Irish immigrants believed the famine could have been avoided. “The almighty, indeed, sent the potato blight,” the Irish nationalist and political exile John Mitchel wrote, “but the English created the famine.” At the heart of Irish-American identity thereafter was a sense of banishment and exile. Early struggles The Irish immigrants of the famine era were the most disadvantaged the United States had ever seen. The Irish poor lived in basements, cellars and one-room apartments lacking natural light and ventilation and frequently flooded with sewage. They suffered from alarmingly high rates of cholera, yellow fever, typhus, tuberculosis and pneumonia. They also succumbed to mental illnesses, often complicated by alcohol abuse. They accounted for a greatly disproportionate number of admissions to poorhouses and public hospitals, and they topped the charts for arrests and imprisonment, especially for disorderly conduct. In New York City in 1859, for example, 55 percent of all people arrested were of Irish origin. The Irish immigrants were mostly unskilled, worked for low wages, and were often used as substitute labor to break strikes. Native-born workers worried that their own wages would decline as a result and that gains made by organized labor would be undercut. Many Americans also feared that the Irish would never advance socially but would instead become the first permanent working class in the United States, threatening the central principle of 19th century American life: upward social mobility through hard work. 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 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

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in Charlestown, Mass. In 1844, nativist rioters burned two 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. Irish-American identity 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. As a popular saying put it, the church in the United States was “One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic – and Irish.” Catholicism became the single most important ingredient of Irish-American identity. Anti-Catholicism remained part of American culture until 1960, when John F. Kennedy was elected to the presidency. 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, 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 IrishAmerican, after all, is to be part of a national success story.

Jokes & Groaners Lost in translation A Swiss man, on holiday in Dublin, needed directions. He was standing outside an office building when he saw two youths walking by so he stopped them and asked, “Entschuldigung, koennen sie Deutsch sprechen?” The two lads look at each other blankly and stare back at him. “Excusez-moi, parlez vous Français?,” he tried. The two continue to stare. “Parlare Italiano?” Still absolutely no response from the two lads. “Hablan ustedes Espanol?” The Dublin lads remained totally silent. The Swiss man walked off extremely disappointed and downhearted that he had not been understood. One of the boys turned to the second and said, “You know, maybe we should learn a foreign language.” “Why on Earth should we?,” said the other. “That guy knew four languages, and it didn’t do him any good.”




March 11, 2016

CNATT leadership attends team-building symposium From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training PAO


ilitary and civilian members of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training’s (CNATT) headquarters core leadership team attended a two-day workshop Feb. 23-24 at the NAS Pensacola Chief Petty Officer’s Club. The two-day event, designed to provide the 25 attendees the opportunity to participate in discussions, review strategic priorities and propose command initiatives, has become regular for CNATT leadership development, according to CNATT Commanding Officer Capt. Terrence Hammond. “We try to do this about every 90 to 100 days,” he said. “This provides us an opportunity to critically assess at our strategic priorities, improve command policy, do some team training and engage with

guest speakers.” With a geographically diverse command of more than 27 learning sites, Hammond said that in an effort to meet that type of challenge while continuing to provide top notch support for the courses for which CNATT is responsible, supporting regular and unfiltered communication is of paramount concern. “The most important thing we do is ensure our training meets fleet requirements,” he said. “We want to ensure the right Sailor and Marine gets to

the fleet with the right training. CNATT units and detachments are located throughout the continental United States, Hawaii and Japan, and headquarters leadership maintains constant contact with these units and detachments.” Activities during the twoday span included guest speakers from Commander Fleet Readiness Centers, Technical Director Rich Bomhold, who presented the U.S. Navy Vision 2020 and Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Total Force N1 Director Capt.

Susanne Mcninch, who provided a detailed presentation on NETC N1 plans, programs and initiatives. Other activities included a review of CNATT’s strategic priorities and a comprehensive review and the CNATT Standard Organization and Regulations Manual (SORM), updates on Navywide training initiatives and discussions on methods of continuing strong enterprise support and cost effective investment strategies. Hammond added, his core leadership team remains dedicated to ensuring the continuation of naval aviation technical training remains top notch and engaging his leadership in

strategic planning will benefit the individual Sailor, Marine and ultimately the Naval Aviation Enterprise. “What our Sailors and Marines are learning in our classrooms is technical training to support the future of naval aviation,” he said. “What we’re planning for at meetings such as this are strategies to keep our organization innovative, agile, effective and efficient so our sites can continue provide safe, current and relevant training in support of current and future fleet readiness.” For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit www. navy. mil/local/cnatt/.

Pensacola pilot honored for Angel Flight Southeast missions ... The Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge, Pensacola Chapter, has recognized Pensacola resident Charles Gould with the Liberty Bell Award for his volunteer work with Angel Flight Southeast. The honor was bestowed at the Freedom Foundations annual award banquet Jan. 26. Gould is a pilot for the Air Charity Network affiliate and donates his time, airplane and fuel to transport children and adults to far-from-home medical appointments. An Angel Flight Southeast pilot since 2010, Gould has flown 72 missions for the organization. He also received a Pilot of the Year honor from Angel Flight Southeast in 2012, 2013 and 2015 Angel Flight Southeast provides free transportation to patients of all ages who need access to life-saving medical appointments they otherwise would not be able to travel to because of distance and cost. A network of 650 pilots volunteers to complete approximately 3,000 missions each year. (Left) Pensacola resident Charles Gould receives the Liberty Bell Award from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pensacola Chapter, at the organization’s Jan. 26 awards banquet. (Left-right) Betty Williams, Freedoms Foundation co-president; Louise Savarese, national (FFVF) chapter liaison and development manager; Charles Gould, Liberty Bell Award recipient; and retired Navy Capt. Michael Clapsadl, Freedoms Foundation co-president. Photo by RustyBuggy.com

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Flying Blue Angel No. 5, Lt. Ryan Chamberlain (lead solo) practices the Fortus maneuver with Capt. Jeff Kuss (opposing solo) in Blue Angel No. 6 during a recent practice session in California. Photo from U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron

From City of Pensacola Information Officer

The City of Pensacola and the Blue Angels Association are partnering to commemorate the Blue Angels’ 70th anniversary milestone with a kickoff event March 21. The event will begin with a flyover of downtown Pensacola, followed by a proclamation ceremony at 3 p.m. at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). “We are proud to be called the Cradle of Naval Aviation and honored to be the home of the Blue Angels,� said Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. “Pensacolians love their Blue Angels and we are confident that they will continue to inspire

and make us proud while extending into their 70th season.� The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach. “Pensacola is a special place not only to the Blue Angels, but also for all naval aviators,� said Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi, flight leader and commanding officer of the Blue Angels. “The incredible support from our community continues to be invaluable to our ability to achieve our mission of inspiring future generations, and also to be better Sailors and Marines every year.� The Blues will return to Pen-

sacola after a rigorous winter training program, and performing at air shows in El Centro, Calif., and Lancaster, Calif. “Whether it’s the college student who is a future flag officer ... or the 12-year-old aspiring to be something great ... the Blue Angels are here to inspire,� said David Anderson, president of the Blue Angels Association. “They have motivated generations of people throughout the world and are truly an American treasure.� The event is open to the public, however visitors who do not possess a Department of Defense (DoD) identification card or who are not escorted by a DoD ID car holder are required to enter the base via the west gate located off Blue Angel Parkway.

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Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.


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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. â&#x20AC;˘ Free tickets: MWR has some free tickets for Island Fights 37, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today, March 11, at the Pensacola Civic Center. Pick tickets up at the MWR business office, Bldg. 4143, aboard NAS Pensacola. Limited to two tickets per authorized ID. For more information, call 452-3806. â&#x20AC;˘ Easter Eggstravâ&#x20AC;˘ Functional Two aganza: noon to 4 Fitness: shifts are sched- p.m. March 26, Blue Recreation uled for 11:30 Angel a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Park, 2100 Bronson and 4 p.m. to 5 Road. More than p.m. March 16 at 10,000 eggs will be Wenzel Fitness hidden with prizes Center aboard and toys for children NASP Corry Sta- of all ages. There also tion. Functional will be fun activities to Fitness will in- keep your family enclude exercises tertained all afterincluding kettle noon. The Easter bell swings, pil- Bunny will be visiting, lar/core work, bat- so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget your tle ropes and camera. Egg hunts, games, more. Take the inflatable to crafts, activities and a opportunity push your physi- photo booth will be cal fitness to the available. Admission next level. For is free for all MWR aumore information, thorized patrons. Food and beverages will be call 452-6198. â&#x20AC;˘ Pot Of Gold available for purchase. Row: March 17 at For more information, any MWR fitness call 452-3806. facility. The individual with the most rowed meters for the day will win a prize. The challenge is open to all MWR authorized patrons. For more information, call 452-6802. â&#x20AC;˘ Temporary closures: March 11-12 at Wenzel Fitness Center aboard NASP Corry Station due to planned power outages. For more information, call 452-6198. For more information, call 452-6004. â&#x20AC;˘ Youth Sports spring soccer, baseball and T-ball: Registration ends today, March 11, at NAS Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday). $50 registration fee per child. Open to all dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists ages 4-14. Parents must complete training form prior to registering (log onto www.nays.org/parents) Mandatory skills evaluation March 14. Coaches and assistants needed also. For more information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. â&#x20AC;˘ A.C. Read Spring Junior Golf Program: Entries being taken. The program runs from March 14 to May 6. Beginners and experienced juniors encouraged to participate. Participation is limited. Find registration form at www.navymwrpensacola.com. For more information, call 452-2454.

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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

NASP Easter schedule Catholic services • Stations of the Cross: 5:30 p.m. each Friday during Lent (through March 25), Our Lady of Loreto Chapel, NASP. • Lenten Suppers: 6 p.m. each Friday during Lent (through March 25), McKamey Center, NASP. • Palm Sunday of Passion of the Lord (March 20): 8:30 a.m., NASP Chapel; noon, Corry Station Chapel. • Tenebrae: 5:30 p.m. March 21, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel, NASP, with Lenten supper at 6 p.m., McKamey Center. • Holy Thursday: 7 p.m. March 24, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Good Friday: Veneration of the cross and communion, 3 p.m. March 25, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass, 8 p.m. March 26, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Easter Sunday: March 27. Mass at 8:30 a.m. at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and noon at NASP Corry Station chapel. Easter Egg hunt, 9:30 a.m.

Protestant services • Good Friday: Noon, March 25, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Easter Sunday: 10:15 a.m. March 27, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Younger Louder Later Contemporary Service: 6 p.m. March 27, All Faiths Chapel. • Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m. March 27, Five Flags Pavilion.

NASP weekly schedule Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.

Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982.

Support Center • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341.

NASP Corry Station weekly schedule Protestant • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m.

Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376.

NAS Whiting Field weekly schedule Protestant • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212.

Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday.

More services

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs e-benefits workshop: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 16. A resource guide to all online veteran’s benefits. Open to all veterans and military family members. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. March 25. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. March 28. A discussion of living in a blended family. All military parents welcome. For more information or to register, call 452-5609.

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 more information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org.

Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, service at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report hours to receive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_comm_outreach@ Navy.mil.

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