Vol. 77, No. 11
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March 15, 2013
Air Force’s Howes named Margaret Flowers Civic Award winner From staff reports
Three-star admiral interviews for museumʼs new womenʼs history exhibit ... Vice Adm. Robin Braun, Chief of Naval Reserve, recently visited the National Naval Aviation Museum to record an interview for a new exhibit that will highlight contributions women have made to naval aviation. Photo by Janet Thomas For details and excerpts from the interview, go to page 5.
The Margaret Flowers Civic Award winner was announced yesterday (March 14) at a Navy League luncheon ceremony held at New World Landing restaurant honoring the contributions of all those nominated for the award. Nominated along with 14 other service members, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bandele Howes of Air Education and Training Command (AETC) 359th Training Squadron Detachment 1, was this year’s winner. Howes is an aircraft structural maintenance (ASM) instructor with more than 11 years of military service and is currently serving in a special duty position outside of his normal career field.
The following summary of Howes’ achievements is sampled from his nomination package:
Tech. Sgt. Bandele Howes
“(Howes) amassed 304 hours of personal volunteer time and coordinated 318 people totaling 2,214 volunteer hours. • Southern Youth Sports Association 2011 and 2012 Volunteer of the Year ... secured more than $45,000 in support effort for local
sports league. • President of the Pensacola-area Air Force E-5/6 organization; coordinated support for JROTC and Enlisted Village. • Coached youth football to undefeated season and second championship in two years. Dedicated 272 hours in 19 weeks to teach 35 children fitness, leadership and teamwork. • Spearheaded command’s Safety/Sports Day; orchestrated 12 events spanning eight hours, boosting morale for 250 students and 60 staff. • Raised $167,000 for Ronald McDonald House and deconflicted a threeday, 30-person volunteer schedule for “Kaps for Kids.”
See Howes on page 2 • Photos and bios of award runners-up on page 4.
Energy project to save $366,000 per year at museum Facility’s air-conditioning overhaul project completed ahead of schedule From NavFac SE
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast’s Public Works Department (PWD) Pensacola completed its final inspection of an energy conservation project for Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola’s National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) Feb. 28. “The project was the result of a $7 million Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC) with Energy Services of Pensacola and it is expected to save the Navy more than $366,000 per year in utility
Spice: don’t go there From NCIS
Are you willing to throw away your honor and future as a Sailor or Marine? Nearly 400 Sailors were processed for separation in fiscal year 2011 because they made a choice to use a synthetic cannabinoid. Is getting high – even once – worth everything you’ve worked for? “Spice” refers to a wide variety of herbal mixtures that produce experiences
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costs,” said Sabrina Williams, NAS Pensacola’s installation energy manager. “The dedicated efforts of NAS Pensacola’s PWD and Energy Services of Pensacola and their partner, Siemens Building Technologies Division, resulted in construction completion nearly a month ahead of schedule,” said NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Chris Plummer. The work included the replacement of 19 rooftop air handling units and upgrades to the energy management control system for the NNAM as well as improvements to its
chiller plant in the form of high efficiency chiller and cooling tower replacements and the implementation of chiller plant optimization controls to maximize efficiency while meeting the needs of the museum. The project’s energy savings will make significant contributions toward the mandated requirements of the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007 and Executive Order 13423, which require specific reductions in energy in federal facilities of at least 30 percent, by fiscal year 2015. The utility energy services contract was awarded in
September 2011. The NNAM is the world’s largest naval aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. On display are more than 150 restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation in the museum’s nearly 300,000 square feet of exhibit space and 37-acre grounds. The museum’s west wing is devoted almost exclusively to World War II carrier aviation and showcases a full-size replica of USS Cabot’s aircraft carrier island and flight deck.
Aging, less efficient air handler units atop the museum were replaced. Photo courtesy NavFac SE
NFA, UWF formalize educational partnership Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
The National Flight Academy (NFA) and the University of West Florida (UWF) officially joined forces March 7 unleashing a new wave of energy for the NFA’s Ambition program. During a ceremony at the National Flight Academy facility, retired Navy Vice Adm. Gerald Hoewing, president of the National Flight Academy, and Dr. Judith Bense, president of the University of West Florida, signed an agreement to cement a partnership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and professional development. The agreement includes a new benefit for 11th- and 12th-graders. They can now earn up to three college credit hours for completing the Ambition program. Hoewing was fired up about the partner-
University of West Florida President Dr. Judith Bense watches as retired Navy Vice Adm. Gerald Hoewing, the president of the National Flight Academy, signs the educational partnership agreement March 7.
ship. He said that together, UWF and NFA would change the “education equation” in the United State of America. “We are honored to formalize the long-
standing relationship between our two organizations,” Hoewing said. “The partnership with UWF brings the academic strength and credibility that makes the National Flight Academy a best-in-the-world learning capability that ties STEM principles and 21st century skills to the magic of flight.” Bense echoed his enthusiasm. “This partnership is a game changer. It has the potential to revolutionize STEM education,” she said. “We are delighted to have been a partner from the beginning and will now step up and take the responsibility of the enrollment process and the 5 1/2 day residential academic experience.” The two leaders and other officials spoke to an audience of invited guests including community leaders and supporters. NFA Program Director Chip Yarbrough was the master of ceremonies. Escambia County Commissioner Gene
See Partnership on page 2
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March 15, 2013
Marines win Corry Captain’s Cup By Dorothy Player NASP MWR Sports Specialist
Marine Detachment (MARDET) NASP Corry Station is the proud winner of the 2012 Corry Station Captain’s Cup. The award was presented by NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Plummer to MARDET CO Capt. Frank Anderson March 4. The “Captain’s Cup” is a MWR sports program for the active-duty men and women, their spouses, active reservist and DoD personnel that work for NASP Corry Station, Naval Hospital Pensacola and the Navy Information Operational Command (NIOC). The program consists of team and individual events beginning in January and concluding in December each calendar year. Participants from each command earn points for each event they enter. At the completion of the yearlong competition the command with the most points is declared the “Captain’s Cup Champion” for that year and the trophy will display a brass template engraved with the winning command’s name and the year it was crowned champion. The Captain’s Cup trophy will then be presented by the NASP Commanding Officer at an awards ceremony. The winning command will retain the trophy
MARDET NASP Corry Station Commanding Officer Capt. Frank Anderson, right, accepts the Corry Station Captain’s Cup trophy from NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Plummer. Having won three years in a row, the Marines get to keep the trophy. Photo by Billy Enfinger
throughout the year. Any command, unit or department that wins the Captain’s Cup trophy three consecutive years will retain the trophy permanently. Looking back a few years ago to 2009, a very close battle between the Marine Detachment and NIOC came down to the wire. The Marines had 453 points and were narrowly beaten by NIOC with 469 points. The 16-point difference was hard to swallow and really burned a hole in the guts of the Marines. That was enough incentive to make
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• Recruited 29 volunteers for local charity event, augmenting officiating crew and security team, raising $30,000 toward inner-city youth programs. • Led 38-member volunteer team, coordinating a two-day, 200 hour restoration project for USS Alabama (BB 60).
them focus and strategize on how to outsmart their opponents and dominate the sports program the next year. At the end of the 2010 competition the Marines had taken 11 first places, and two second places finishes out of 20 sporting events, earning them 545 points and the runner-up team NIOC finished with 467 points. That 78-point difference redeemed the Marines for the 2009 season. The goal for 2011 would be to win by an even larger margin. They did just that for 2011
• Augmented “Military Training Leaders,” devoted 48 hours monitoring health and safety of 214 Airmen, cementing quality of life initiatives and Air Force core values. • Key member in two unit fundraisers; directly responsible for raising more than $500 – decreased Air Force ball ticket prices by $4 each. “I’m proud to have him on our Air
with 13 first places and four second place finishes out of 24 sporting events with 643 total points, and NIOC finished runner up again with 474 points. The Marines finished the 2011 competition with a dominating 169-point difference. When they were presented the trophy for the 2011 season, the MWR Sports Coordinator John Russo mentioned to them that if they won the trophy in 2012 they would get to keep it permanently. The last time this had happened was when the Air Force
Force team and appreciate his consideration for this award,” said Maj. Kenneth B. Schneider, commander, 359th Training Squadron, Detachment 1. The Margaret Flowers Civic Award is named for a retired civil service employee, Margaret Flowers. The award recognizes individuals who have done the most work for various civic activities and organizations in Escambia and Santa
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Valentino called for “all hands on deck” effort to promote the growth of the flight academy. “We are going to put ourselves on the map because this is America’s best kept secret, which should be a secret no more,” he said. UWF Provost Dr. Martha Saunders said the program is the coolest learning design she has ever seen. “It brings together a thirst for knowledge and the thrust of science. And it is pretty amazing,” she said. More than 800 students have gone through the program since the virtual aircraft carrier, the “USS Ambition,” was commissioned in May 2012, and Saunders said UWF team members have worked with the instructors and made midcourse corrections along the way. UWF team members also conducted all of the training for instructors and chiefs, she said. Saunders said UWF also has its own Aviation Classroom Experience (ACE) program and coordinates a ACE partnerships with Escambia County and Santa Rosa school districts. The academy offers an educational program for seventh to 12th graders that utilizes naval aviation as a motivating theme and a new professional development program that
Vol. 77, No. 11
March 15, 2013
Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
won it from 2005-2007. Marines promised they would be bringing home the trophy permanently at the end of 2012. With the Marines dominating the Captain’s Cup sports program for the past two years, MWR officials modified the 2012 schedule just a bit by spreading the single and doubles events (lower points earning events) for table tennis, racquetball, tennis, horseshoes, cornhole and billiards so these events would be held on different dates rather than back-to-back events. That change increased the competition to a total of 30 sporting events for the 2012 competition. The 2012 season ended with the Marines earning 11 first place, six second place and six third place finishes. The total for the Marines was 480 points followed by Naval Hospital Pensacola taking runner up with 329 points. The Marines were able to dominate the Captain’s Cup sports program and win three consecutive years 2010-2012 due to the tremendous support provided by Marine Capt. Audie Cooper, Capt. Troy Mitchell and Capt. Frank Anderson, along with Master Gunnery Sgt. Michael Flynn, Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Martin and Master Gunnery Sgt. William Lee. MWR thanks them for their service and support.
Rosa counties. It is the most prestigious service member award in the two-county area. The individual may be from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard. Nominees must not only be the best in civic achievements, but must also be of the highest caliber of professionalism in their technical specialties. They must reflect a recruiter-image appearance.
provides the same engaging experiences for adults seeking to improve their workplace skills. A fully immersive gaming environment is the centerpiece. The students are divided into squadrons and compete against each other in real-life scenarios. The academy is authorized by, but not endorsed or financially supported by the United States Navy or other components of the military or Defense Department. It is funded by private investment through the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. For anyone who wants to learn more about the NFA, the Ambition will be the focus of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Discovery Saturday series program that begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow, March 16. Chip Yarbrough and Dr. Dave Dawson from the National Flight Academy will present the program. Following the presentation, attendees will be able to take a behind-thescenes tour of the aviation-themed learning facility. Discovery Saturday is free and open to the public. The National Flight Academy is located adjacent to the National Naval Aviation Museum on NAS Pensacola. Visitors should enter the main entrance of the museum and they will be directed to the Flight Academy facility. For more information, go to www. Naval Aviation Museum. org or call 453-2389.
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March 15, 2013
A couch can be more than just a place to sit By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
When I met my husband almost 20 years ago, he had a couch. It was his “bachelor couch,” and even though it may have looked cool back in 1990 when he bought it to furnish his bachelor pad, the upholstery pattern on that piece of furniture can only be described as a cross between a Bill Cosby sweater and the wallpaper in a gynecologist’s office. However, I came into the marriage without a couch, so on our limited budget, I was thankful to have one at all. For the first couple years of marriage, the couch was a useful piece of furniture, despite her crisscrossing shades of teal, gray and mauve, and the outdated honey oak embellishments on the armrests. Moving with the military every few years, I thought my husband’s bachelor couch would eventually be jettisoned like other outdated items from our past – my black-and-white TV, his old girlfriend’s wine glasses, the children’s worn out stuffed animals, my stirrup pants – but somehow, that old bachelor couch just never went away. Sure, we bought other furniture, but the old bachelor couch stuck around in a spare bedroom, or waited in a storage unit until we could find another use for her. More than a decade into the
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 19 years (and running). Her humor column, “The Meat and Potatoes of Life,” appears weekly in newspapers and on Stripes Military Moms, a website associated with Stars and Stripes newspaper. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. Molinari and her family are currently stationed at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla. marriage, I suggested that we donate my husband’s bachelor couch to charity. “But she’s so well built and still has so much use – we can’t get rid of her!” he replied, incredulously. I
never brought it up again, and as I sit here in my office writing this column at my desk, that 22-year-old bachelor couch sits just two feet away, made tolerable with a striped slipcover. I could feel threatened by the fact that my husband has had a longer relationship with his bachelor couch than with his own wife; in fact, when I am alone in the room with his couch, I sometimes feel her mocking me. But I have learned that, as much as I dislike her distasteful appearance, my husband’s bachelor couch symbolizes something for him, something with which he is not yet willing to part. Perhaps, the couch that my husband purchased in his mid20s reminds him of his youth, his virility, his long-gone full head of hair and former waistline. Or perhaps, she reminds my husband of buddies from his squadron days, who sat upon its sturdy cushions to watch football in unspoken camaraderie.
And as much as I don’t like to think about it, perhaps she reminds my husband of old girlfriends, who were probably tacky, wore too much make up, drank wine coolers and did God-knows-what with him while lying on her garish upholstery. I guess I can’t blame him for grasping onto bygone virtues. Heck, I have two file boxes out in the garage that contain a useless jumble of high school yearbooks, photos, diaries, artwork, playbills, swimming ribbons, and even the bronze junior firefighter badge I sent away for from a Smokey the Bear advertisement in the back of Highlights magazine. If anyone tried to throw those file boxes away, I would turn from middle-aged housewife into vicious cage fighter faster than you can say “aggravated assault.” Why? Because those scraps of crumpled paper and corroding metal symbolize a simple, carefree time. A time when my greatest worry was curling my
bangs right or whether my parents were going to let me have the car on Friday night. So, on days when the minutia of my middle-aged life as military spouse bogs me down, it’s nice to know that I still have in my possession, in two moldy file boxes in the garage, the hope that life can be simple and carefree again. So, I will not begrudge my husband his reminder of days gone by, even if his “little memento” has had a longer relationship with him than I have and takes up eight feet of wall space in my office. Besides, she has provided the rest of the family some consolation by facilitating many an afternoon nap.
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March 15, 2013
Margaret Flowers Civic Award
ilitary personnel have been an integral part of the Northwest Florida community since establishment of the Pensacola Navy Yard in 1825.
Throughout the years, personnel stationed at the Pensacola Naval Complex have contributed countless hours of volunteer time to local church, civic, educational, fraternal and other service organizations. Their work has greatly enhanced the quality of life in Pensacola. In the 1960s, the Pensacola Council of the Navy League established an annual program
which recognized the efforts of the volunteers. In 1980, the program was revised and new criteria established for the award. Each year, naval commands in the Pensacola area are invited to nominate a candidate for the civic award. Selection is based on the following criteria: • Civic work in the community: 55 percent. • Leadership: 15 percent.
• Proficiency in rate: 15 percent. • Personal appearance: 15 percent. Civic award nominees are honored at a luncheon held each year. One individual is selected as the overall winner. The trophy is named the “Margaret Flowers Civic Award” in honor of Margaret Flowers, a career civil service employee. Her long and devot-
ed record of service to the Navy and the community culminated with her final tour as Naval Air Station Pensacola public affairs officer. The award is named in her honor because she embodies the true esprit de corps of community and social involvement. About the Navy League: With the cooperation and encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy League of the United States was formed to disseminate to citizens of the country, information as to the condition of our naval and maritime forces. The objective and purpose of the Navy League was simple – to
educate and motivate the American people. The need to awaken interest and to support all matters aiding the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and United States Merchant Marine was evident. During the years, the Navy League has compiled an impressive record of accomplishments in meeting this challenge. The Navy League today conducts local, national and international educational programs aimed at garnering support and understanding of America’s maritime services and for the people who serve them.
ABH1 Felicia Perez
AC1 Nina Buruca
“2012 Air Department Sailor of the Year, Petty Officer Perez ... has been an inspiration in the command and local community. Her contribution of more than 600 volunteer hours to the local community has established her as an ambassador of goodwill while earning her the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Perez’s civic service has been evident by her dedication ... She is a highly motivated leader and counselor who displays genuine concern for the welfare of her people and the community.”
“Buruca has a heart for civic activities and takes her responsibilities to give back to the community very seriously ... She donates her off-duty hours as a DEFY command coordinator and instills the Navy core values in today’s youth, educating them on drug education, goal setting, physical fitness, teamwork, self-esteem enhancement and substance abuse prevention. She realizes the importance of community relations and fosters this relationship by exhibiting the finest qualities of leadership.”
AS1 Paul Vela
AT2 Arthur Randall
“Vela is a proactive and inspirational naval leader ... He personally volunteered 527 off-duty hours in numerous community relations projects. His volunteer efforts included Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, the Navy Ball committee and the University of West Florida Aquatic Club. His continued support in the community allowed for the documentation of more than 3,000 staff and student volunteer hours. (Vela’s) service and compassion has encouraged volunteerism ... (and) is a inspiration for others.”
“Randall has dedicated 64.5 personal hours for 12 local community service events. His supervision of 100 other personnel has resulted in 690 hours of community volunteer service time. He sustains a minimum of one weekend a month; his activities are an integral part of his command’s volunteer program. He dedicates effort to projects that have a direct impact ... enriching community youth programs and people with disabilities. Professionally, he continues to be a superb mentor for students and is a leader amongst his peers.”
BM1 Anthony Avila
CTR1 Kurt Clingan
“Avila has proven himself as a pillar of leadership not only in Naval Aviation Schools Command but in the Pensacola community. Since his arrival, he has tirelessly assisted a multitude of schools, religious centers and community organizations in meeting their voluntary goals. In all, he was directly responsible for coordinating more than 4,000 hours of community service in the past year. His astounding dedication toward these efforts has yielded a solid bond between the Navy and our community.”
“Clingan is an inspiration to his shipmates at every level ... His dedication to serving others is unparalleled and is apparent in his performance... He maintained his commitment to his fellow Sailors and local community by selflessly volunteering more than 2,200 hours of his personal time. In the past year, his volunteered time (earned) the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Clingan is an example to all who work with him. He serves others before himself, and always has his Sailors’ best interests in mind.”
DC1 Richard Curney
ET2 Eric Perley
“Throughout 2012, Petty Officer Curney exhibited exemplary dedication to the youth of the local communities ... dedicating more than 120 hours to weekly practices and games throughout the seasons, he coordinated Perdido Bay Youth Sports Association football camp and coached the football team. He took part in the Perdido Bay Youth Sports Association fundraising, helping to raise approximately $38,000 toward new field equipment for the 2012 football season. The time and effort he gave enabled team development.”
“Petty Officer Perley’s dedication to NATTC’s mission, its Sailors and the community are second to none. He volunteered more than 450 hours to civic and military events. These achievements directly contributed to Perley being awarded the Gold Level Presidential Volunteer Service Award for reaching more than 500 lifetime hours of volunteer service. He has also been awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and two USO Outstanding Volunteer Certificates of Appreciation.”
HM1 Roderick Hunter
HM3 Tuan-Anh Vo
“As the command volunteer coordinator for the Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC), NAS Whiting Field, Hunter has selflessly volunteered numerous off-duty hours in support of multiple organizations and functions both on base and in the local community. His accomplishments include helping the literacy campaign at Benny Russell Elementary School; was selected Junior Sailor of the Quarter, First Quarter 2012; was selected Senior Sailor of the Quarter, Fourth Quarter 2012; and was nominated for Senior Sailor of the Year, 2012.”
“Vo has dedicated his leadership and time to the Immanuel Lutheran church and the restoration of USS Alabama (BB 60). He volunteered more than 100 hours providing meals to feed 1,200 homeless individuals within the local community. His service is both inspirational and instrumental in showing his peers how much can be accomplished for the greater good, outside of normal working hours. The impact of his service is immeasurable to the development of the community. Vo’s dedication ... is evident.”
PR1 Eric Baldger
Sgt. Gilbert Munoz
“He is a true professional both on and off duty. Devotion of 60-plus hours of off-duty time to numerous volunteer groups shows his dedication to service of others in the community. (He donated) 20 hours to help organize and manage the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) 5K run; 16 hours to Adopt-A-Highway; 12 hours to Habitat for Humanity, eight hours to the Ronald McDonald House and eight hours to Heavenly Blessings Homeless Shelter, raising $500 to help provide a place to stay for those less fortunate.”
“Munoz ... serves the community with various organizations to include the Pensacola Opera Center, the Humane Society and the Greek Orthodox Church. He enriches the lives of local youth by volunteering his time with Pensacola Wave Baseball and the National Youth Sports Coaches Association. His abilities to successfully balance a challenging military career, instruct at a demanding school and find the time to dedicate himself to others, speaks volumes to the character of Munoz.”
SH2 Patricia Cooper
Staff Sgt. Justin Shadrick
“Cooper has worked on more than 10 different volunteer projects accounting for more than 360 hours. (Her) volunteer projects have made an impact on Escambia (County) community from cleaning local parks for the children and providing meals and companionship to the elderly ... led a team of eight personnel in cleaning school grounds and ... (helped) fellow Sailors by providing support on more than 120 income tax returns. She displays initiative, motivation and eagerness to support the local community.”
“Shadrick is an example of what it means to truly serve. As a Marine he has taken the initiative to start several training programs to decrease the attrition rate at (NACCS), such as Marines Awaiting Training (MAT) swim remediation and basic stroke instruction, (MCMAP) sustainment and belt-up testing and classes on basic nutrition. As a volunteer and coordinator, he has accumulated 109 hours of personal service while coordinating another 2,834 hours, working for Toys for Tots and several other local charity organizations.”
March 15, 2013
Interviews focus on women in naval aviation Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Inspiring women March is National Womenʼs History Month and this yearʼs theme, “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination,” recognizes contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, referred to as STEM. For more information go to www.nwhp.org, e-mail email@example.com or call (707) 636-2888.
he National Naval Aviation Museum is developing a new exhibit that will highlight contributions women have made to naval aviation. The multimedia presentation scheduled to open this month includes interviews with women currently serving in the Navy. Excerpts below are from a recent interview with Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun, Chief of Navy Reserve, which was conducted by Steve Heffernan, a historian at the museum. Vice Adm. Braun is currently among the top four highest-ranking female officers in the Navy. The daughter of a naval aviator, Braun has a special tie to Pensacola. She was born here. “My father was a flight instructor at Saufley Field and Whiting Field when I was born,” she said. Her time here was short, however, because her father was transferred to the West Coast when she was two months old. Braun said she was attracted to naval aviation at an early age. Her first memory from childhood is standing outside the hangar at Naval Air Station (NAS) Widbey Island in Washington State to watch her father return from deployment in a Douglas A3D Skywarrior. “I just remember being fascinated with airplanes from that point on,” she said. But she didn’t think she had a future in naval aviation. “I knew that women didn’t fly in the Navy,” she said. Instead, she studied architecture at Northern Arizona University. Then, during a visit home after graduation she read a story in naval aviation news
magazine about the first group of female aviators. “I said to my father, ‘that is amazing, that is wonderful. I wish I could do something like that’,” Braun said. So her father encouraged her to talk to a recruiter, and she found out that the Navy planned to take 15 women for flight training in 1979, including five from outside the Navy. “I was one of those five women picked in 1979 to go to flight training,” she said. “So I was very excited.” Braun was happy to return to Pensacola to go to Aviation Candidate School. “I distinctly remember crossing the bridge to NAS Pensacola and looking up and seeing an aircraft take off from the runway and thinking this is it. This my life, and this is what I was meant to do,” she said. Braun said getting through the physical part of the training was a challenge for her. “We had to swim a mile in a flight suit and boots and, of course, at the time they didn’t have a lot of small flight suits and a lot of small boots,” she said. “So I think the size boots
Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun became the Chief of Navy Reserve in Washington, D.C., in August 2012.
was maybe a size 10 that I was swimming in, and they were filled with a gallon of water at least in the toe of each boot. Plus the flight suit was much too big for me, so it added that extra drag. But I got through it.” At that time, only limited assignments were open to women in naval aviation. That has all changed, Braun said. “Now, there are no quotas for women, now they can go to any squadrons, now they can fly any type of aircraft,” she said. “And so I think it is so exciting for young women today because the canvas is completely open for them. They can do whatever they want and whatever they qualify for, and that is so different from when I came into the Navy.” Braun got her wings on Friday, Feb. 13, 1980, and her father got to pin them on. “Honestly it was one of the proudest days of my life,” she said. “I get choked up when I think about it, because I still wear his wings.”
She also wore his command pin, and he was there when she got her first star. “Unfortunately he wasn’t there to see me pin on my second or third star,” she said. Braun’s first assignment was as a T-44 instructor in Corpus Christi, Texas, and throughout her 33-year career, she has accumulated more than 5,800 flight hours in Navy aircraft including the Lockheed EC-130Q Hercules and the C-9 Skytrain logistics aircraft. Other duty stations included Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, and her command tours included VR-48, a C-20G squadron, and Navy Reserve Carrier Strike Group 10 supporting the USS Harry Truman (CVN 75) and Joint Task Force Katrina. Her flag assignments included deputy director of European Plans and Operations Center (ECJ-3) in Stuttgart, Germany. Since her husband was also a naval aviator, Braun said mixing her flying career with his flying career and raising two children was a balancing act. She served nine years on active duty, before switching to the reserves. Then, once her children were old enough to go to school, she also
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worked as a civilian airline pilot. “We made it work. We had an au pair who was there, and we tried to balance our schedules so that both of us were not gone at the same time,” she said. “We had opposing flight schedules and deployments, so it worked out for us. I won’t say that it was easy, but for any couple that both work it is always a challenge.” Her success was unexpected. “If you would have told me that day when I crossed the bridge into Pensacola, that I would be a three-star admiral, I would have never believed it,” she said. “But I think as you step along the way, the Navy provides the training and the opportunity for you to do so many things that you never dreamed that you could do.” And she said the Navy has given her the chance to do so much more than fly airplanes. “When I first came into the Navy, it was all about flying airplanes and all about collecting hours and qualifications and improving yourself as an aviator,” she said. “And at some point, the focus shifted and it became a focus on the people that I served with, and helping them get to the level that I was at. So, then it was all about your shipmates and working together as a team and accomplishing the mission.” Braun has some advice for any young woman considering a career in the Navy. “I would tell young women who are interested in aviation or interested in any job in the Navy, that they should pursue it, and pursue it with a passion,” she said. “Serving in the Navy has really been a dream come true and it’s been an honor to serve.”
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ABH2 Johnson named Navy Region Southeast Firefighter of the Year 2012 Story, photo by Ens. Robert Luers NASWF PAO
A Naval Air Station Whiting Field Crash Division team member was selected by Commander Navy Region Southeast to represent the 15-base region in the Navy’s Military Firefighter of the Year competition. The nomination recognized ABH2 Shawn Johnson’s superior technical ability as well as his devotion to enhance the capabilities of the other military members with whom he works as well as the local community. Johnson received the news Feb. 6 via a phone conversation from Capt. Matthew Coughlin, the base commanding officer, and was a little stunned by the call. “I was in the middle of my emergency medical technician class when my phone started to vibrate,”
said Johnson. “I looked down and noticed that it was from a base number and then excused myself to call the number back. I was surprised and shocked to hear (the skipper) answer my phone call, and tell me that I was chosen to represent the firefighters of Navy’s Southeast Region.” Johnsons’ nomination was the capstone of an amazing year of benevolence, community support, service to his fellow shipmates and personal growth. He began the year as a crash crewman at Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Harold, but was hand selected to serve as the crash division training petty officer, a position normally held by a seasoned first class petty officer. His package cited that he tracked and ensured 100 percent readiness for all required training for
ABH2 Shawn Johnson pauses for a moment near one of NASWF’s emergency response vehicles.
the crash team of certified Department of Defense aircraft rescue firefighters. Additionally, he executed more than 250 live fire training exercises, certified as an airport firefighter, trained to be a “firefighter one” and “firefighter two” while being a qualified firefighter one instructor, certified CPR
and first responder. “Petty Officer Johnson is the driving force behind the qualifications and certifications of the team,” said Lt. j.g. Kenyatto Mayes, Whiting Field’s Crash and Salvage Division officer. “He ensures the personal safety of 112 firefighters assigned through educa-
tion and completing required firefighter certifications. He approaches all tasks with zeal and completes them with unsurpassed results.” While it wouldn’t seem as if he had time for anything else, he also volunteered more than 1,200 off-duty hours as a firefighter at Skyline Volunteer Fire Department, and obtained his associate’s degree in fire sciences at Columbia Southern University. “The award makes it all worth it, and it is inspiring to be recognized by my superiors and my peers,” Johnson said. Each year the Navy recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and honors fire departments and firefighters through the annual Department of Defense Fire and Emergency Services Awards Program. Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC) is one
of more than 100 services Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) oversees at military installations across the country. Protecting the men and women who defend the nation is a core concept of the F&ESGC program and it is vital to honor their contributions. Vice Adm. William D. French, Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC), emphasized the importance of the program when he spoke about last year’s nominees and winners in a separate article. “Fire and Emergency Services is a major program not just for CNIC, but for the entire fleet. The brave men and women throughout the enterprise work hard to ensure the safety of those who work and live on and off our bases. It’s important we recognize those who perform above and beyond expectation.”
NASWF celebrates African American history From NASWF PAO
The Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Diversity Committee hosted an African American heritage celebration Feb. 27 at the base auditorium to honor the achievements and contributions of black Americans throughout our country’s history. The luncheon was open to the entire Whiting Field community. “Diversity makes us the best nation and the world’s finest military,” said NASWF Executive Officer Cmdr. Jonathan Lewis during his opening remarks. Various military African
Americans and their accomplishments were displayed, referenced and remembered on two separate screens throughout the program. Marine Master Sgt. Anthony Hobbs, the event’s guest speaker, gave an inspiring speech on pride, purpose, and equality. Hobbs spoke on removing the selfishness that is within us by bringing forth desire to facilitate and mentor others. “We need to give every accolade to all ethnicity, we are all Americans,” Hobbs said. “We are all a strong guidance and a direction for someone, so go find them and give them direction.” The program also consisted
NASWF Executive Officer Jonathan Lewis gives his opening remarks during the African American History Month celebration at the base’s auditorium Feb. 27. Photo by Ens. Robert Luers.
of a song sung by the audience titled “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a poem that was read by ACC Jacqueline Williams, a Bob Marley musical number
rendition sung by AC2 Ayanna Gregg and closing remarks that were given by Whiting Field’s Command Master Chief Rafael Rosado.
Naval Air Station Whiting Field regularly celebrates ethnic heritage throughout the year through ceremonies recognizing black, women, Hispanic, and Asian Pacific islander heritage month celebrations. The events recognize the contributions these groups have made to the success of the military and the nation. CMC Rosado ended the program with a reminder that the military needs to be blind to the social barriers that prejudices erect. “Whenever you want to give up, look to the person to your left and to your right, and remember why you are here – to lead.”
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Commissary to cut hours on holiday
The Pensacola NAS Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, has announced reduced hours for the Easter Sunday holiday. The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 31. Normal hours will resume April 1. For more information, call 452-6880.
Easter schedule announced for NEX
Navy Exchange officials have announced the following store hours for March 31, Easter Sunday: • The NEX mall, the mall package store and Corry Station mini-mall will be open from noon to 6 p.m. • The NASP NEX Plaza will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. • The NASP mini-mall will be closed. • The gas stations will be open for credit card purchases only.
Enlisted Advancement Exams planned
The Education Services Office (ESO) of Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Pensacola will administer the Navywide enlisted advancement examinations at the Mustin Beach Club aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station (NASP) March 21 for advancement for PO3. The doors will open at 6 a.m. and close promptly at 7 a.m. the day of the exam. Participants are encouraged to report at 6 a.m. to begin exam preparations. No cell phone, watches, food or beverages are permitted in the exam room. Candidates must wear the prescribed uniform of the day and have their military ID card to participate. For more information, contact the ESO at 4523617, option 8.
Senior Follies have Las Vegas theme
The Pensacola Senior Follies is presenting “Viva Las Vegas,” its 16th annual “Young at Heart” show, at the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at 7 p.m. today, March 15, and 2 p.m. tomorrow, March 16, and March 17. The studio is at 1000 College Blvd. at Pensacola State College. Local multi-talented seniors will perform in the musical extravaganza. Tickets are $12 and are available at Bayview Senior Center and West Escambia Senior Center. For more information, call 453-3016 or 417-7736.
Marine training classes scheduled
A Passport to L.I.N.K.S. for 4 Kids event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, March 15, in the commanding officer’s conference room at the MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450, 211 Farrar Road. The event for Marine Corps children focuses on lifestyle, insights, networking, knowledge and skills. To register, call Beth Austin, MCFTB trainer at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or e-mail elizabeth. firstname.lastname@example.org.
NMCRS golf tournament coming up
Pen Air Federal Credit Union will present the 13th annual Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Charity Golf Tournament March 22 at A.C. Read. Cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with lunch served at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Players can register online at bit.ly/NMCRSGolf Tournament. For more information, e-mail Melissa Dandridge at email@example.com or call 505-3200, ext. 3334.
Car show puts spotlight on Mustangs
The 34th annual Gulf Coast Regional Mustang & All Ford Show Car Show is scheduled for March 22–24 at Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway. Organizers expect 180 cars to be on display and 70 to 80 vendors. The event is presented by the Gulf Coast Regional Mustang Club (GCRMC). Admission is free for the public. There is a registration fee to enter a vehicle in the show. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 and 23 and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 24 with award presentations at noon. For more information, call 529-8366 or go to www.gulfcoastmustangclub.org.
Bloodmobile visiting bases this week
The Northwest Florida Blood Services Bloodmobile will be at the Whiting Field main exchange in Milton from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, March 15, and the Navy Exchange, 5600 Highway 98, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, March 16. The Bloodmobile will be at the NASP Navy Exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 17. For more information, contact Betty Roberts at 572-4136 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check the Northwest Florida Blood Services web site at www.nfbcblood.org.
Purple Heart group to meet March 16
A meeting of Chapter/Unit 566 Military Order of the Purple Heart is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow, March 16, at West Milton Church of Christ, 5300 West Highway 90 in Pace. Discussions will focus on plans for the Aug. 7 Purple Heart Day. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos Baseball Team will be dedicating the Aug. 7 game to Purple Heart recipients. A post-meeting meal that will be served by the
Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.email@example.com. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. Ladies Auxiliary Unit 566. For more information, call Eustice Shiver at 791-1175 or 994-3880.
Enrollment open at St. John school
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, 325 South Navy Blvd., is enrolling new students for the 2013-2014 school year. The school offers voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) through eighth grade. For more information, call 456-5218 or go to www.stjohnpensacola.com.
Coin collectors to meet March 21
Members of the Pensacola Numismatic Society, a coin collecting club, will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation about civil war tokens. A coin auction will be held after completion of the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For information, call Mark Cummings, 332-6491.
For further information, contact Beth Freeman, reference librarian, at 436-5047 or Norman Vickers at 484-9183.
Church presenting outdoor concerts
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 3200 North 12th Ave., is presenting its seventh season of concerts Thursday evenings from April 4 to May 30. Concerts start at 6 p.m. on the church lawn. Participants should bring chairs. Concessions will be available For more information, call 433-0074 or go to www.spen.org.
Ice Flyers planning motorcycle event
The Ice Flyers are presenting the Kevin Murphy Memorial Motorcycle Poker Run March 23 in support of the Wounded Warrior Program. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the wheels will roll at 11 a.m. at The Crab Trap on Perdido Key. The run will end at Nick’s Boathouse in Pensacola with a few stops along the way. Registration fee is $35. Participants will get an Ice Flyers game ticket for March 24 at 3:05 p.m. For more information, call 466-3111 or go to www.pensacolaiceflyers.com.
Special Olympics event scheduled
Special Olympics Escambia/Santa Rosa will present the Area 1 Summer Games March 23 at the NASP Corry Station athletic facilities. Special Olympics athletes will compete in tennis, soccer, bocce, volleyball, cycling and track and field events. The day will begin with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. at the track and will include the lighting of the torch and color guard. Admission is free and events are open to the public. For more information, contact Jessica Barrale by phone at 291-6234 or by e-mail at jessicabarrale @specialolympicsescambia.org.
Dogwood Dash on track for March 23 Event has St. Patty’s Day theme The 25th annual Dogwood Dash, a 5K race and one-mile fun run, is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. March 23. Applications are available at St. Joseph Church, 140 West Government St., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $20 for adults, $12 for children (postmarked by March 16). The registration fee will be $22 after March 16 and $25 on the day of race. For more information, call the school at 436-6461, ext. 10, or Ted or Grace Ruckstuhl at 438-4322.
Underage veterans to hold reunion
Members of the Veterans of Underage Military Service (VUMS) are planning to gather for a reunion April 11-13 in Lafayette, La. For more information, contact Al Brandon, VUMS state commander, at 456-8789 or 449-5599.
Habitat planning international trips
Pensacola Habitat for Humanity will hold Global Village Team interest meetings at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. March 20 at the Salter Center (Habitat’s main office) at 300 West Leonard St. The meetings will provide information about traveling to international destinations to build with Habitat. This year, the team is planning trips to Vietnam in August and Guatemala in November. Last October, a 19-member volunteer team from Pensacola Habitat worked with nearly 500 volunteers from around the world to build 35 homes in Nepal. For more information, go to www.pensacola habitat.org/tithe.
Sailors invited to USS Alabama reunion
Members of the World War II crew of the USS Alabama have scheduled their annual reunion for April 12-13 aboard the ship, which is docked at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Ala. Current Sailors are invited to meet the 1943 Sailors and hear some sea stories and learn the history of the battleship. For more information, call (251) 767-1507.
Library to feature musical discussions
West Florida Public Library has scheduled a sixweek video/discussion series on American music from March 21 to April 25. Presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. each Thursday in the meeting room of the main library at 239 North Spring St. Admission is free. The schedule will feature blues and gospel on March 21; Broadway and Tin Pan Alley on March 28; swing jazz on April 4; county and bluegrass on April 11; rock on April 18; and Latin rhythms from mambo to hip hop on April 25. Norman Vickers of the Jazz Society will moderate the first three sessions, and Don Snowden, chair of Music and Theatre Department of Pensacola State College, will moderate the final three sessions. Two performances are also planned. Pianist/vocalist Crystal Joy Albert will perform with other veteran musicians from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 29 in the library meeting room. The Dizzy Juke Band, featuring blues guitarist/vocalist J.B. Lawson, will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 5 in the library meeting room.
Kaboom Sports & Social Club will present a St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 17. The crawl will start at Pensacola Bay Brewery and end up at Helen Back for a corned beef and cabbage dinner. Raffle prizes, giveaways, and trivia are planned. Ticket prices are $15 online or $20 at the door. A precentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. To register, go to www.kaboomssc.com/events. For more information go to www.kaboomssc.com.
Camillia Club program on spring care
The March 19 meeting of the Pensacola Camellia Club (PCC) will feature a program on spring camellia care. Roger Vinson will present the program. The meeting will begin with a social and refreshment time at 6:30 p.m. at the Garden Center, 1850 North Ninth Ave. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call Norman Vickers at 484-9183 or go to www.pensacolacamellia club.com.
Council on Aging presents class, fair
The Council on Aging of West Florida will present a Caregiver Training and Health Fair tomorrow, March 16, at the council’s Adult Day Health Care Center, 875 Royce St. The caregiver training class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The health fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no cost to attend either event. Training class participants must enroll in advance by calling 432-1475.
Painter to teach three-day workshop
Internationally known water media artist Don Getz will be in Pensacola to teach a Plein Air Journaling Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 20-22. “Plein air” comes from the French “open air” and means painting outdoors. The cost of the workshop is $300. Students will convene at the Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place. For more information and to hold your place in the class (class size is limited), contact Marsha Baumert, local coordinator, at email@example.com or call 471-1150.
PLT to present ‘24 Hour Theatre’
Five plays will be written, rehearsed and performed in one day at Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) when “24 Hour Theatre” returns. The experience begins with auditions at 8 p.m. March 22. Five writer-director teams will select cast members for plays to be written overnight. Rehearsals begin at 8 a.m. March 23. Rehearsal starts at 4:30 p.m., and the finished show is performed for an audience starting at 8 p.m. March 23. General admission tickets are $10, cash or check only, available at the door one hour before curtain. The performance will be presented in the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom inside the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St. “24 Hour Theatre” is a special production of Pensacola Little Theatre’s Studio 400 Series. The plays may or may not contain mature language or adult themes. For more information, go to www.PensacolaLittleTheatre.com.
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GOSPORT By Briget Hunter U.S. Dept. of State Staff Writer
ittle girls in brightly embroidered dresses squirm under last-minute smoothing of hair and bows. Nearby, Irish setters get the same treatment while steadfastly ignoring their larger brethren, a pack of Irish wolfhounds. Ahead, an emerald-green fire truck idles behind an equally bright convertible carrying the parade’s grand marshal and Rose of Tralee, the local Irish-American beauty queen. where an ethnic holiday has expanded to embrace all Americans. In virtually every U.S. elementary school, public or private, classrooms are decorated with green; a failure to wear green to school on St. Patrick’s Day might be punished with a playful pinch. Stationery stores sell St. Patrick’s Day greeting cards, bakeries offer shamrockshaped cookies sprinkled with green sugar and local pubs serve green beer. Historians Mike Cronin and Daryl Adair, in their book “The Wearing of the Green,” called the festivities “markers of the success of Irish enterprise, and a celebration of the liberty that was won in America.”
The scene could be any city in America in early to mid-March; the participants’ surnames might be Dougherty, O’Toole, O’Connor or McGinty, but they are just as likely to be Kaufman or Hu or Gomez. In the United States, everybody is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day might be one of the world’s most celebrated holidays, with city-sponsored festivities held in Japan, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Great Britain and the United States as well as the saint’s native Ireland. That geography reflects the broad dispersion of Irish, through choice or necessity, in a 300year, globe-spanning migration. But perhaps in no other adopted nation is the Irish presence felt as keenly as in the United States,
Celebrated from Colonial times onward March 17 is the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint, the cleric Patrick (A.D. 386-461), in the Catholic liturgical calendar and a legal holiday in the Republic of Ireland, in the Ulster province of Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom and in two Canadian provinces. But it is celebrated informally worldwide by people of every ethnic background. The first celebration The first recorded celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in the American Colonies was in Boston in 1737, and the first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in New York City was held at the Crown and Thistle Tavern in 1756. Those early American celebrants were gentlemen of means. But in the wake of American independence from Great Britain, Irish Catholics from all social classes increasingly were lured to the United States by the promise of religious freedom, and St. Patrick’s Day festivities began to take on a decidedly less upper-
class tone. Changes in British law lifted restrictions on Irish emigration in 1827; by 1835 more than 30,000 Irish were arriving in New York annually.
These waves of uneducated, impoverished immigrants initially threatened already established IrishAmericans with mainstream employment at police forces, fire departments and railroad companies, but the threat was mitigated by the newcomers’ clear loyalty to their adopted country. As the IrishAmerican population grew, so did St. Patrick’s Day observances, and the political power of Irish communities in large U.S. cities such as Boston, New York, Chicago and New Orleans. That Irish-American voting bloc in the 19th and 20th centuries was courted by Irish and non-Irish politicians alike. A New Yorker with political aspirations who ignored St. Patrick’s Day imperiled any hope of achieving office. With increasing frequency, big city mayors carried an Irish surname; in the 1960 national election, John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the first Irish Catholic president of the United States. The Irish in America also used the March 17 celebrations to focus attention on the plight of the Irish still in Ireland by exercising their American right of free speech. During the 1970s, St. Patrick’s Day in America assumed a tone of political activism, with fundraising for Irish charities with “rebel” ties and calls for British withdrawal from Northern Ireland. That activism set the stage for President Bill Clinton’s imaginative use of March 17 as a major political event in which all parties involved in the Irish conflict were invited to hammer out a peace process in Washington. That initiative resulted in the Good Friday Accord of April 10, 1998, which called for Protestants to share political power with the minority Catholics, and gave the Republic of Ireland a voice in Northern Irish affairs.
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IrishAmerican Heritage Month facts and figures
34.7 million: Number of U.S. residents who claimed Irish ancestry in 2010. This number was more than seven times the population of Ireland itself (4.58 million). Irish was the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry, trailing only German. $56,363: Median income for households headed by an Irish-American, higher than the $50,046 for all households. In addition, 6.9 percent of households of Irish ancestry were in poverty, lower than the rate of 11.3 percent for all Americans.
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33 percent: Percentage of people of Irish ancestry, 25 or older, who had a bachelor’s degree or higher. In addition, 92.5 percent of Irish-Americans in this age group had at least a high school diploma. For the nation as a whole, the corresponding rates were 28.2 percent and 85.6 percent, respectively. 144,588: Number of Irish-born naturalized U.S. residents in 2010. 70 percent: Percentage of householders of Irish ancestry who owned the home in which they live, with the remainder renting. For the nation as a whole, the homeownership rate was 65.4 percent.
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16: Number of places in the United States that share the name of Ireland’s capital, Dublin. The most populous of these places is Dublin, Calif., with a population of 46,036. 41 percent: Percentage of employed civilian Irish-Americans age 16 or older who worked in management, professional and related occupations. Additionally, 26.3 percent worked in sales and office occupations; 15.7 percent in service occupations; 9.2 percent in production, transportation and material moving occupations; and 7.8 percent in construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations.
Jokes & Groaners Celtic wisdom May you always have these blessings: a soft breeze when summer comes — a warm fireside in winter — and always the warm, soft smile of a friend. May your home be filled with laughter May your pockets be filled with gold And may you have all the happiness Your Irish heart can hold. May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go. Hills as green as emeralds Cover the countryside Lakes as blue as sapphires — And Ireland’s special pride And rivers that shine like silver Make Ireland look so fair — But the friendliness of her people Is the richest treasure there.
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Naval Hospital Pensacola, Feb. 2-March 4, 2013 Dean Steven Swanson, was born to HMC Corey and Katherine Swanson, Feb. 2. Amar Sulriman Baker, was born to AE1 Christopher and Alma Baker, Feb. 2. Jackson Aaron Taylor, was born to Lt. Jonathan and Amber Taylor, Feb. 4. Abigail Nicole Revels, was born to SrA Brian and Amanda Revels, Feb. 4. Avery Bartolini, was born to Anthony and HM3 Sarah Bartolini, Feb. 9. Gunnar Christopher Howk, was born to Master Sgt. Luis and Sydney Howk, Feb. 12. Maximus Travis Mercer, was born to Lt. Travis and Stephanie Mercer, Feb. 12. Bryce Phillip Johnson, was born to HN Phillip and HM3 Alexis Johnson, Feb. 13. Maxwell The-Dude McCrary, was born to BM1 John and April McCrary, Feb. 13. Thomas Wayne Theriot, was born to EM3 Chad and Lanni Theriot, Feb. 13. Cora Reagan Sorrells, was born to 1st Lt. Danny and Laurie Sorrells, Feb. 14. Hazel Anne Somerville, was born to Ens. Joshua and Megan Somerville, Feb. 14. Henry James Taylor, was born to SN Steven and Kensi Taylor, Feb. 14. Emma Marie Boudreaux, was born to Raymond Boudreaux and Staff Sgt. Deann Montelingo, Feb. 14. Kiya Giselle Claygilmore, was born to Lance Cpl. Miron and Lauren Claygilmore, Feb. 15. Michael Taylor Brownlie, was born to Lt. Cmdr. Michael and Corinna Brownlie, Feb. 16. Damian Alexander Salas, was born to AE Fabian and Kassandra Salas, Feb. 18. Louis Edward Penton, was born to Capt. Clayton and Robyn Penton, Feb. 20.
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Navy training headquarters recognizes Civilians of the Year By Ens. Alexander Perrien NETC PAO
aval Education and Training Command (NETC) recognized its 2012 Senior Civilian of Year and Junior Civilian of the Year during an awards ceremony recently. Shirley Folmar was selected Senior Civilian of the Quarter, for the Fourth Quarter of 2012, and 2012 Senior Civilian of the Year. She was acknowledged for the superior leadership she provided as NETC’s Navy Marine Corps Internet (NMCI) program manager. “I’m honored to be recognized as Civilian of the Quarter and Year,” said Folmar. “The confidence and support I receive from my leadership, my Navy Marine Corps Internet team and my family are critical to my ability to succeed.” NETC Commander Rear Adm. Don Quinn said Folmar’s mastery of administration was a key factor in her selection. “She leveraged her impressive management expertise to enhance productivity and save precious resources,” said Quinn. “Her hard work and dedication increased efficiency and effectiveness for the entire staff, permitting improved service to the whole training domain.” Pat Hill was selected 2012 Junior Civilian of the Year because of her outstanding performance as a finan-
cial technician for the NETC domain. According to Hill, the award highlights the hard work of her entire office. “I’m truly blessed to receive this award. I managed to achieve this recognition because of the people around me,” said Hill. “The Budget Department (N8) has a heavy workload, but we enjoy what we do. We always find time to live, laugh and love.” According to Hill’s supervisor, Veronica DuBose, financial analyst supervisor, Hill stands out as an achiever because of her amazing dedication and work ethic. “Ms. Hill takes her job very seriously and strives to do it well,” she said. “She routinely works on several tasks during the day and manages them effortlessly while greeting everyone with kindness and a warm smile.” In addition to the Civilian of the
Year announcements, Ed Barker was recognized as Junior Civilian of the Quarter for the Fourth Quarter of 2012 due to his superior performance as a media officer in the public affairs office. Quinn said Barker’s talent to gain high visibility for stories concerning the NETC domain as the primary reason for the award. “Mr. Barker’s personal efforts produced outstanding story placements in local and national news media, primarily on Navy.mil; the Navy’s news and information web page,” said Quinn. “His quality news releases and featured articles promoted important ongoing efforts throughout the Naval Education and T r a i n i n g Command’s domain.” Honored to receive the award, Barker said it’s important to promote one’s command. “I’m honored to receive this award. It represents not only my personal achievements but the achievements of the PAO staff and the NETC domain as a whole,” he said. Reaching high visibility for the command is an important task of being a media officer, and I’m proud to be recognized for my efforts.” For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnet/.
never be bored
Go exploring with an expert By Carrie Stevenson Escambia County Extension, Coastal Sustainability Agent
Are you interested in exploring and discovering more about the waterways and wildlife around you? If so, Panhandle Outdoors LIVE 2013 may be right up your alley. In 2012, natural resources agents from the Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in Northwest Florida took more than 200 people on trips from Perdido to Apalachicola, and the yearlong series of hiking, boating, and kayaking trips is back by popular demand with nine new locations. Local experts will provide you with insight into the “real” Florida and take you to places unique to our corner of the world. The program is designed to give participants a new appreciation for Florida’s ecosystems. The expedition schedule begins today, March 15, with a tour of Aucilla River Sinks in Jefferson County and includes several tours that are in the local area. Here is the schedule for the rest of the year: • March 28: The Great Florida Wildlife Trail in Calhoun County. • April 2: Pitcher plants and Weeks Bay in Baldwin County, Ala. • May 8: Coastal dune lakes in Walton County. • June 6: Yellow River and Boiling Creek in Santa Rosa County. • Aug. 15: Saltwater marshes of St. Andrews Bay in Bay County. • Sept. 24: Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve in Franklin County. • Oct. 3: Blackwater River State Forest in Santa Rosa County. • Nov. 15: Seagrasses and manatees of Apalachee Bay in Wakulla County.
Kayak trips are offered as part of the Panhandle Outdoors LIVE expeditions conducted by natural resources agents from the Cooperative Extension Service offices in Northwest Florida. Photo from Escambia County Extension Service
Each day starts at 9:30 a.m. Central time or 10:30 a.m. Eastern time and runs to 4 p.m. Central time and 5 p.m. Eastern time. Depending on location, moderate walking, hiking, swimming, and/or paddling may be involved. Necessary equipment and clothing will vary based on weather and location, but participants should bring sturdy shoes, drinking water, sunscreen, and a camera to each trip.
Transportation to each location will be facilitated by carpooling, and some counties may be able to provide transportation. Lunch, park entry fees, and rentals will be provided for each participant (18 and older only) at a cost of $30. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. For registration and contact information go to http://panhandleoutdoorslive2013. eventbrite.com.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Beautiful Creatures,” PG-13, 4:45 p.m.; “Side Effects,” R, 7:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; “Warm Bodies,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Identity Thief,” R, 6:45, 9:15 p.m.
“Beautiful Creatures,” PG-13, 12:15 p.m.; “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (3D), R, 2:45 p.m.; “Olympus Has Fallen,” R, 5 p.m. (free admission); “Bullet to the Head,” R, 9:30 p.m.; “Mama,” PG-13, noon; “Warm Bodies,” PG-13, 2:15 p.m.; “Side Effects,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “Identity Thief,” R, 6:45, 9:15 p.m.
“Broken City,” R, noon; “Mama,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (3D), R, 4:45 p.m.; “Identity Thief,” R, 7 p.m.; “The Last Stand,” R, 12:15 p.m.; “Parker,” R, 2:45 p.m.; “Warm Bodies,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Side Effects,” R, 7:15 p.m.
“Bullet to the Head,” R, 5 p.m.; “Identity Thief,” R, 7 p.m.; “Side Effects,” R, 5:15 p.m.; “Warm Bodies,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY “Beautiful Creatures,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Identity Thief,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Warm Bodies,”
PG-13, 5:15 p.m.; “Parker,” R, 7:15 p.m.
“Mama,” PG-13, 5:15 p.m.; “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (3D), R, 7:30 p.m.; “The Last Stand,” R, 5 p.m.; “Broken City,” R, 7:15 p.m.
Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Fitness hours changing: New hours go into effect March 18 at all fitness facilities. Hours of operation at the Radford Fitness Center will be 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The center will be closed Sunday and holidays. For details on the hours at other facilities, go to http://naspensacola-mwr.com/ athletic/newgym-fitnesshours.html. • St. Patrickʼs Day Run: 8 a.m. today, March 15. Register at Radford Fitness Center, Bldg. 4143. Medals will be awarded for first, second and third place for men and women. Open to all. Free. For more information, call 452-9845. • Spring Flea Market: noon to 4 p.m. March 17 at Corry Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Applications available on the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com or at Bldg. 4143 on Radford Boulevard. The event sells out each year, so reserve early. Spaces $25 to $40. Tables are $8 each. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • Titleist Fitting Day: noon to 2 p.m. March 28 at A.C. Read Golf Course. Titlest offers tools along with a top team of fitters for an advanced fitting experience. For more information or to schedule a fitting appointment, call 452-2454. • Aquatics program: Master’s training is 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Ages 18 and older. Cost is $30 military, $35 DoD and $40 civilian per month. Swimming lessons for ages 4 and older Monday, Tuesday and Friday (4:50 to 5:20 p.m. for beginners and 5:20 to 5:50 p.m. for intermediates). Cost is $45 military, $50 DoD, and $55 civilians per month. PNY Swim Team 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Cost is $45 military, $50 DoD and $55 civilians. For more information, call 452-9429. • British soccer camps: June 10-14 at the Navy Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Four age groups. Register before March 26 and receive a British soccer jersey. All camp attendees receive a free ball and T-shirt. Register online at www.challengersports.com. For more information, call 452-3810 or 4522417. • Rowing challenge: Starts today, March 15, and contunues to April 15. Participants from all facilities will team up to log all meters rowed on the Concept2 Indoor Rower. The more people who row, the higher the ranking. Prizes are awarded for 100,000 and 200,000 meters via a random drawing. For information, call 452-6802. • Go fishing: In March you can catch sheepshead, redfish, red snapper, black drum and grouper in Pensacola Bay. And MWR rents boats that can get you where the fish are. Boats include 17-foot Whaler skiffs ($12 per hour, $50 half day or $90 per day); 17-foot Cape Horns ($27 per hour, $105 half day or $170 per day); and 22-foot pontoon boats ($25 per hour, $100 half day or $160 per day). For more information, call 452-2212.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty. htm.
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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions such as a Military Protective Order (MPO), separation from offender, expedited transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger either command nor law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990 x0; or during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • Boys and Girls Club of Escambia County: Volunteers needed for mentoring program that requires one hour per week. If you are interested, contact Community Outreach for an application or call 452-3100, ext. 1241. To contact the organization, call 438-0996. • Ronald McDonald House: A group can volunteer to complete family chores or provide a meal for families in residence. Other opportunities include hosting special events or conducting a
Worship schedule “Wish List” Drive by collecting items for the house. For more information, contact Vicky Bell at 477-2273. • Pensacola Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers are need to help build houses. You must be at least 16 years old and be willing to work an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift. For dates, times and locations or any other information, call 434-5456, ext. 140.
For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532 or e-mail NAS PensacolaCommunityOutreach@ Facebook.com.
Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Anger control: Class includes two sessions. Next sessions are 10 a.m. to noon May 7 and May 14. For details, call 452-5609 or 452-9022. • Stress management: Participants will learn tips and coping mechanisms to managing stress. Classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990. • Peer to peer support group:
Talk through issues that occur when you experience a traumatic (wartime) event. For service members and veterans. Meetings are from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. If you would like to attend, call 452-5609 or 452-9022. • How to file your VA claim: All active-duty and veterans are welcome. AmVets representative conduct classes from 10 a.m. to noon the last Thursday of each month. Free. Seating limited. Bring pen and paper. To register, call 452-5609 or 452-9022.
Note: The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services will be held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Protestant Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women's Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium.
• Mass, noon Monday, Thursday, and Friday, All Faiths Chapel. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.
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Announcements Announcements End tables, two, round, 26” wide Kane Educational 100 New Donors by 20” tall. Wood storage. $135 for Seminars IV Needed C e r t i f i c a t i o n Save a life. Make both. Solid wood. 418-4614 or 944RN/LPN Clinical a Difference Skills Refresher New donors can 8886 Workshop will be donate life saving Futon, queen in Pensacola plasma and size, hard wood March 20 and 21 receive $100 frame, burgundy Call 800-677compensation in and flowered 5 2 2 4 two donations. m a t e r i a l , NurseRefresher.c removable/washa Talecris om BON 3810 Barrancas ble cover with two Approved large bolsters. Ave E x c e l l e n t 850-456-0975 Employment condition. $100. www.Grifolsplas 497-9780 ma.com Job opening: Walk-ins Part-time, 28-35 Leather G-1 hours a week, welcome Navy flight several weeks at a Current picture jacket, original time. 2 years sales ID, Social 1944 pattern, experience, good Security Number Govt. issue, fur with people. collar, new cuffs required $9/hour. 217and waistband, no 3216 Computer repair. squadron patches, military size 42, great soft Real Estate 10% discount. Palafox condition. $150. Homes for rent Computers. On- 497-9780 site repair, PC or K o l c r a f t Macs. 332-5350 traveling cot 3/1 central h e a t / a i r , Employment $700/month. Same deposit. Michigan Hwy. Cleaning service now hiring PT. 251-233-8437 Must be able to Homes for sale work Saturdays. Call Olga at 554Fa m i l y - re a d y, 0726. 3/2, 1,539 sqft., Merchandise brick house. New, 35-year roof. Articles for sale Copper wiring, large den, garage S c h w i n optional, fenced- Crosstrail bikes F in backyard, & M, paid $800 fireplace, zoned each, asking $250 C2, no flood zone. each. 492-5713 7 miles from NAS. $124,999 2 Dehon folding obo. 944-5574 for bikes with carry appointment. bags, like new, Services $150 each. 4925713 Verizon at North Navy will get a Ring, 14k, ladies, 6, jade. 18x24” canvas size photo to your E x c e l l e n t parents for your condition, $175. new activation. 418-4614 or 9448886
Merchandise Bunkbeds with twin mattresses, desk, shelves and drawers, $400. 457-6255
O u t b o a r d Johnson 6 horsepower. Ready to go. Runs strong with full tank and hose. Bike car rack, holds two racks, $275. 454-9486 new in box, never 12 used, $35. 292— Shotgun, 0561 gauge, 3 1/2 “ magnum, walnut Riding Mower, stock, ventilated 38”, 12.5 HP, new rib, screw-in b a t t e r y , chokes, like new, $350. Mclane gas pump shotgun. edger, 3.5 HP, $250. 497-1167 $200. 525-7544 US Cargo enclosed trailer. 17’x7’ with Vnose. Drop down rear ramp, side entrance. Top Air Vent. $3,500. 2555591
SOLE E35 elliptical machine, like new, $900. N o r t h e a s t Pensacola, photos on Craigslist. 712folding playpen 4370 with bassinette and mattress, Yard bug riding z i p p e r e d lawn mower with storage/carry bag. grass catcher & 30” x 40” x 30”. m u l c h e r , Like new attachments. $850 condition and . 492-5713 clean. $50. 4979780 I t a l i a n Lighthouses, five, including 1995 P e n s a c o l a n u m b e r e d collection, all e x c e l l e n t condition, $75. 418-4614 or 9448886 Beauty shop 4 booth $30 cash only, as is. 6723 Amos St Milton Fl. 623-2407 Char-broil 2 burner tru infrared gas grill, new 1 year ago, $299. Asking $150. E x c e l l e n t condition. 9445049
Greyhound pups. All shots, e x c e l l e n t c h a m p i o n background, male $350, females $450. 981-0228 Blue three-wheel electric wheelchai r, solid tires, recently replaced, electric lift that fits a 2-inch receiver. Sell at a deal, 455-4101
14” x 16” wheels, steel w/all inserts, 5 lug pattern, no ctr caps, quantity 4, asking $200. 324-5375 15” x 5” steel wheels, 6 lug pattern, 3 5/8” hub opening, quantity 2, never used, asking $60. 3245375 Eurosled wooden snow sled can be decorative at Christmas time, $76. 455-7990 or relivpensacola@h otmail.com Wrought iron sled made in Italy, $65. 455-7990 or relivpensacola@h otmail.com 2/2, furnished, on golf course, near N A S . $925/month. 4925806 or 723-0804
Norwegian Jule nissen dolls, 28”, $45 each. 455Canoe, state of 7990 or the art, ABS relivpensacola@h construction. 16’. otmail.com Indestructible, stable, unsinkable. Paddles included. $300. 712-1425
Autos for sale
For Sale 1956 Volkswagon body on a 1972 pan with 1600 cc engine. Good condition w/2 sets of tires and wheels, plus other assorted parts. Runs strong and looks cool. Asking $7000. Call Ken @ 850-494-9445
Harley Davidson 2012 Road King, black paint, cruise, ABS & extras, 205 original miles, $17,900. 5160416
2009 CMS Roadster 250cc red hot scooter, has 800 miles, 1985 Mercedes great on gas. 100 Benz 380 SL mph. $1,500 obo. Roadster, Sky 287-1349. blue, V-8 gas auto, two tops. Serious Misc. Motor inquiry only. 4777923 2008 16 feet Funfinder X-160 1989 300e Camper. Like Mercedes, white, new, sleeps five, as is, $3,000 obo. non-smoker, very 623-2407 clean, lots of extras. Asking 2008 Mitsubishi $8,700. 206-9211 Lancer GTS. Black, black 2006 Triton interior, black TR20X bass boat. mags, wired for Dual console, sound system. galvanized trailer, 221-9610 garage kept, tournament ready, 2009 white e x c e l l e n t Nissan Cube, condition. NADA 23,000 miles, average 28k+. clean inside and $23,500. Selling out. Mechanic, because medical sound, all condition. 944m a i n t e n a n c e 5895 or 516-2990 records on hand. Asking $9,000 1990 Sea Ray o b o . cabin cruiser, 27 kelly.steveson76 ft, 482 engine @gmail.com hours, sleeps six, b e r t h i n g Trucks/Vans/SUV c o m p a r t m e n t s fore/aft. AC, stove, microwave, 2004 Chevy 1500 standup head & Silverado LT. shower, I/O Extended cab, MerCrusier,V-8, loaded, special 310 h.p. 346-0605 condition. Looks and runs great. 22’ 1990 Hydra $9,500 obo. 994- Sports boat, center 1030 or 982-2619 console boat. Yamaha 250 2005 Chevy outboard w/ Colorado LS 79hrs. $13,500. truck, $2,500 obo. 332-7815 450-6523
Homes for rent 3/2, carport, big yard. $700/month, deposit. 6509 Greenwell $600 St. in Bellview Base area. 637Pine area. Newly 0806. renovated, 1200 sqft, 3/2 1cg, 174 Mango St., deck, big back 1,330 sqft., 3/2. Available April 5. yard. 393-4486 $850/month. Large 3/2/2 at Hardwood floors. living 8018 Mark Ct. Large room, dining Minutes to NAS & Naval Hospital. room. Updated tiled Very clean kitchen: floors, fridge, w/fence. Call realtor at 225- dishwasher, stove. 1-car carport. 9215 Wa s h e r / d r y e r. 473-3983 Attention Flight Students: 1/1 Roommates furnished Perdido condo with pool, Flight student or Tiki bar, sauna, instructor wanted 0.5 miles to share home to beach! Military near Corry Field clause/discount with retired $895 + electricity. N a v y / a i r l i n e 418-1031 pilot. seb740955 2/1 ½ duplex with garage. Covered back patio, central heat/air, quiet dead-end street. 4665 Petra Circle. Convenient to b a s e s . $650/month, $600 deposit. 968-6076 or 375-2991
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Homes for sale 25 acres L a k ev i ew, s u r v e y e d , Vag/VR. Streams, hardwoods. Must see, $125,000 obo, 438-4416.
Great 2/l bungalow on Bayou Chico, $99,900, one mile from Navy, 0.68 acres. Heating/air, tiled screened in porch, galley kitchen, fence yard, appliances included. MLS# 3/2 brick with 438069. 454-4576 g a r a g e . Convenient to Garcon PT. 5/3 bases. Fenced brick home + .9 yard, great school acres + access to East Bay. 2,100 d i s t r i c t , sqft, Fireplace, 2completely car garage, quiet r e s t o r e d . neighborhood, $800/month, $700 ideal for families. deposit. 968-6076 $164K. 418-1031 or 375-2991. Beautiful home to share 2 minutes from NAS. Nonsmoking and cable. References and deposit. $495/month. 251391-4632. Leave message.
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