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New NAS Pensacola Visitor Control Center (VCC) hours ... As of March 12, VCC hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are unchanged, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The new hours will enable more efficient access to the installation for non DoD cardholders. Visitors arriving after 6 p.m. will be directed by guard at main gate.

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NAS Pensacola raises pennant for FY 2017 Retention Excellence Award Story, photo by Greg Mitchell NASP Public Affairs Office

Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola received the opportunity to raise the Retention Excellence pennant in honor of the command receiving the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Retention Excellence Award March 7. As a result of winning the award, along with flying the Retention Excellence pennant, the command will display a gold anchor until the release of the following FY award announcement. The Retention Excellence Award is given annually to those commands that have met or exceeded the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) retention goals. This is the first time in seven years for NAS Pensacola to receive this distinguished honor. “For the command to receive this award is an amazing accomplishment,” NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt.

Christopher Martin said. “This is the result of the tireless efforts put on by our entire staff to encourage Sailors to continue honorably serving their country.” Programs such as Career Development Boards (CDBs) and Career Waypoints or C-WAY, a program used by the Navy for processing reenlistment quotas, to Family Care Plan, Command Sponsorship and even the Command Ombudsman factor into the CNO’s criteria. “These programs are vital to the success of command retention due to the fact that these programs and others by which we are measured for the Retention Excellence Award, not only signify that we are having Sailors decide to ‘Stay Navy’ but rather that we are addressing issues pertaining to the Sailor either entering or continuing service: family, patriotism, and spirit de corps,” NASP NCC Luis Diaz said. “When we take care of all these things, Sailors are set in knowing that they can

NAS Pensacola (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin and BM2 Cody Cooper raise the Retention Excellence pennant in honor of NASP being selected by Naval Sea Systems Command for the annual Retention Excellence Award for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.

continue to serve their country because there is leadership in place that will serve them and their family.”

Navy recruiting offers various incentives that often persuade Sailors to continue their careers. Tuition Assistance

(TA) and Selective Reenlistment Bonuses for certain rates See Award on page 2

Vouchers enable advanced education for senior enlisted members Story by Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

An expedited path to higher education opportunities for senior enlisted personnel was announced March 1 via Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN)

052/18, the call for applications for the FY-19 Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) program. The AEV program offers post-secondary, Navy-relevant education at the baccalaureate and master’s level and provides financial assistance to chief, senior chief, and master chief petty officers. MMCS(SW/AW) Joshua Rice, AEV Program Coordinator for the Naval Education and Training Com-

mand (NETC), said this program is a significant investment in the future of enlisted leadership, offering a fully-funded education. “For senior enlisted members interested in or currently pursuing their degree in Navy-approved areas of study, the AEV program is an extremely valuable See AEV on page 2

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ITC Keith Harris, assigned to Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, presents Aiden Motley, a fifth grade student, with a command coin and a chief petty officer anchor during the Saturday Scholars graduation ceremony.

IWTC Corry Station concludes 65th Saturday Scholars graduation Story, photo by Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training

More than 50 students from Myrtle Grove Elementary School graduated from Saturday Scholars in a ceremony held at Myrtle Grove Elementary School, March 10. Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station staff and students continued a long tradition of partnering with the Escambia County School District (ECSD) and volunteer mentors spent five Saturday mornings mentoring students in several core subjects, which

included math, reading and computer science. They also had an opportunity to participate in fun physical fitness activities and a trip to the National Naval Aviation Museum. Overall, each student received a total of 24 hours of one-on-one mentoring that totaled over 1,200 volunteer hours from IWTC Corry Station’s staff and students. The program, in its 33rd year with a command from NAS Pensacola (NASP) Corry Station, supports a session at a different school each spring and fall, with this spring marking the 65th session. See Scholars on page 2

Naval Hospital Pensacola will be hosting a Kindergarten School Rodeo tomorrow, March 17 from 8 a.m. to noon in the NHP Family Medicine Clinic. The rodeo is for children ages 4 to 5 that need a physical to start kindergarten and are enrolled to the Family Medicine Clinic. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling 505-7120, but walk-ins will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Women’s History month celebrated ... The Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Diversity Team would like to invite all active-duty and retired military personnel, their dependents and civilian employees to celebrate Women’s History Month. Guest speaker Haley Morrissette will make a presentation today, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Bldg. 1504 (across from Bldg.1500 NASP headquarters) on the theme, “Honoring Women who fight all forms of discrimination.” For more information, call AC1(AW/SW) Chad Bradley at 452-4671.

NASP ‘Safety Dept. Snippets’ ... • Do not text and drive – at 55 mph, sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for about five seconds, long enough to cover the length of a football field. Do not tempt fate, that text can wait. • March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. The Luck o’ the Irish won’t get you home safely, but a sober designated driver will. If you plan on participating in St. Patrick’s Day festivities, do not forget to plan for a sober ride home. Do what it takes to ensure a safe St. Patrick’s Day. Retiree Town Hall at NHP ... Naval Hospital Pensacola will be hosting another quarterly Retiree Town Hall March 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Command Theater. All military retirees and their families are invited to attend. This town hall will feature a physical therapy demonstration and a presentation on breast cancer awareness. Capt. Amy Branstetter, commanding officer at NHP, will be available for questions as well as experts from TRICARE, Pharmacy, Internal Medicine and more. For more information, call the hospital’s Public Affairs Office at 505-6796.

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March 16, 2018


CNP announces MPT&E Sailor of the Year at NASP From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Robert Burke recognized EM1 Avanese P. Taylor as the 2017 Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) Sailor of the Year (SoY) during a ceremony held at the National Naval Aviation Museum at Naval Air Station Pensacola Feb. 22. Taylor, representing Navy Education and Training Command (NETC), was recognized for her contributions as departmental leading petty officer and course supervisor at Surface Warfare Officers School Engineering Learning Site in Norfolk, Va. Taylor’s responsibilities include the curriculum development, implementa-

EM1 Avanese P. Taylor

tion and instructional delivery of five engineering courses, and the training of 1,200 students annually. Taylor will now compete with Sailors from across the fleet, for selection as the Chief of Naval Operations Shore Sailor of the Year. The recipient will be

meritoriously advanced to the rank of chief petty officer. “I’m the product of good family upbringing, and good family upbringing in the Navy as well,” Taylor said. “For me, it’s about being motivated, and trying to be an inspiration to others.” Burke served as the keynote speaker during the ceremony and recognized each candidate for their selection as finalists for SoY within their respective domain. “I know we ask a lot of all of our Sailors, but these Sailors in particular, their hard work, and their dedication to duties didn’t go unnoticed,” Burke said. “This is why they were recommended and chosen for this award; that’s why they are here today.”

Taylor was one of four MPT&E SoY candidates who traveled to Naval Air Station Pensacola to compete for the award. The other SoY finalists were PS1 Fataiya Blaine of CNP staff, NC1 Michael Kinder of Navy Recruiting Command and PS1 Edward Boeve Jr. of Navy Personnel Command. The four candidates competed in a week-long event that included a board interview and several tours to Navy commands and historic sites in the Pensacola region. The tours included a trip to Battleship Memorial Park to visit USS Alabama (BB 60) and USS Drum (SS 228), Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit, Naval Air Technical Training Center and the Pensacola Lighthouse.

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are other factors Sailors can consider prior to ‘getting out’. “I have talked to many Sailors during our pre-separation counseling briefs that afterwards realize that they would be financially better off staying Navy, or realize that their current situation was viewed with a closed mind and after offering some alternate “perception,” they realize too that things are actually not as bad as they originally thought,” Diaz said. “If a Sailor decided on separating from the Navy and has a solid plan to do so, then I give them my sincerest gratitude for their service and wish them fair winds and following seas. They deserve that much from us.” NAS Pensacola was one of the specially selected commands nominated by their respective Region Commander, having passed the annual career information program review with a score of 90 points or better, met all aggregated reenlistment benchmarks of 35 percent for zone A, 51 percent for zone B, 60 percent for zone C and 5 percent or less aggregate attrition for zone A during the FY. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, expressed her sentiments to the entire CNIC workforce. “Your dedication and commitment to the career programs not only exemplify your superb performance, but also attest to your concern for the professional needs of our Sailors,” Jackson said. “Every member of your command (s) can be justifiably proud of their achievements. Thank you for the great work and commitment.”

resource,” Rice said. “We’re looking to attract superior performing E-7-9s with strong upward mobility potential that understand the value of an advanced degree.” Examples of approved, Navy-relevant degrees include: strategic foreign languages, construction management, security management, emergency and disaster management, among others. Degree programs other than those specifically listed by the NAVADMIN must be validated by the AEV program coordinator at NETC. Financial assistance for baccalaureate degrees covers 100 percent of tuition, books and related fees up to $6,700 per year for a maximum of three years, with the total program cost capped at $20,000. For master’s degrees, it provides 100 percent of tuition, books and related fees up to $20,000 per year for a maximum of two years, with the total program cost capped at $40,000. Scholars from page 1 During the ceremony, ITC Bill Kelley, IWTC Corry Station’s Saturday Scholars coordinator, and Cmdr. Chad Smith, commanding officer of IWTC Corry Station, welcomed everyone; thanked the students, parents, teachers and school district officials for the wonderful volunteer opportunity; and thanked their mentors for giving back to the community. “It is truly amazing to witness the positive relationships formed throughout this wonderful program,” Smith said. “We are grateful to have this opportunity to give back to the community, and we look forward to building upon our partnership for many years to come.” Representatives from ECSD also attended the graduation ceremony and thanked the staff and student volunteer

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Christopher T. Martin Public Affairs Officer – Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship. The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super

Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing, 314 North Spring St., Suite A, Pensacola, Fla. 32501, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the

plained how the week provided them with experiences that will help with personal and professional growth throughout their Navy careers. “It was very significant for me,” Blaine said. “I got to hang out with a lot of my seniors and my peers throughout the week and learn a great deal about the history behind naval aviation and everything that goes into putting all this together. It’s a very humbling and honoring experience.” Each candidate was awarded a Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal as a result of their selection as SoY finalists, within their commands. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/ cnp/.

Eligible applicants include E-7s with no more than 17 years time-in-service (TIS), E-8s with no more than 19 years TIS, and E-9s with no more than 23 years TIS. TIS is computed to Oct. 1, 2018. At a minimum, baccalaureate program applicants must have an associate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning or the equivalent amount of college credits already earned. Master’s program applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Applications for AEV are currently being accepted by NETC (N523). The deadline for submission for the FY-18 program is May 25 and the selection board will convene in June 2018. An endorsement by both the applicant’s commanding officer and command master chief must be included in the application. Application details, format, and more information can be found at the Navy College Program website: www. navycollege. navy. mil/ resources/aev.htm . For more information contact MMCS Joshua Rice, NETC N523, at 452-7268 (DSN 459) or e-mail joshua.c.rice@navy.mil.

mentors. They included ECSD Superintendent of Schools Malcom Thomas, Principal Robin Maloy of Myrtle Grove Elementary School and Jo McArthur, ECSD community involvement coordinator. “This is the longest running Saturday Scholars program in the country,” Thomas said. “Corry Station’s participation with Saturday Scholars has touched the hearts and minds of thousands of students over the years.” Maloy also thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication during the ceremony. “We are so appreciative of the Corry Station military men and women who chose to participate in the Saturday Scholars program at Myrtle Grove Elementary School,” Maloy said. “They have provided much needed support and encourage-

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) onboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at www. facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). No winner last week!

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The visits were designed to build camaraderie between the candidates and provide a greater understanding of naval history and how each command is vital to the operational success of today’s Navy. “This week represents an opportunity for us to recognize the best and most accomplished of our first class petty officers, of which there are over 8,000 in the manpower, personnel, training and education domain,” MPT&E Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith said. “It gives them a chance to learn from each other and from us (MPT&E master chief petty officers). The week provides tours and opportunities for professional development, camaraderie and teambuilding.” Other SoY finalists ex-

ment to our students, and the bond formed between the mentors and students is very evident when you watch them in action. Our students now have an understanding that there are many people in the community who are invested in their learning.” Saturday Scholars is an example of the Navy’s Personal Excellence Partnership Program, which strives for excellence in developing the youth of surrounding communities by promoting academic achievement, healthy lifestyles, and civic responsibility. Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.

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March 16, 2018




When kids are this quiet, something is not right By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


ids...,” I yelled into our playroom on a regular basis when our children were small, “what’s going on in there?!” Usually, I heard roughhousing – giggling, knocks against the wall, creaking couch springs, yips and squeals. You would think the innocent sounds of our children playing would warm our hearts, but as experienced parents, Francis and I knew that wholesome noises often lead to bonked heads, chipped teeth and poked eyes. However, there were other times when we had not heard squeals, bumps or creaking floorboards. No singing, hammering, smacking or crying. No Barbies being thrown, sippy cups hitting the floor, or lamps getting knocked over. What we heard was something far more terrifying: total silence. Let’s face it: kids are noisy. They sniffle, babble, fidget, fiddle, whine and wank. Si-

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lence is a clear sign that something is wrong. Case in point: One night, when our family was stationed in Virginia, Francis and I let our five-year-old son Hayden and his two-year-old sister Anna watch a video in the playroom before bedtime. Back in those days, we savored every peaceful second that a half-hour video provided as if it was some kind of luxurious spa treatment. As soon as we popped a tape into the VCR, we would dash down the stairs to melt into our couch cushions. With the doors open, we could hear the murmur of the often-played video and the sounds of our kids tinkering with toys. After countless nights of the same routine, we had know exactly when our time was up. But on this night, the half

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hour flew by without us noticing. Twenty minutes or so after “Arthur” was over, I nudged Francis. “Uh oh … I don’t hear the kids.” “Hayden and Anna!” Francis yelled up the playroom stairs, “What’s going on in there?” Soon we heard little padded feet scurrying and intermittent giggling. Hayden and

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sheepish kids, realizing that Hayden had pulled off a classic big brother prank on his adoring little sister. Francis and I tried to maintain a serious demeanor, but one side glance at each other was all it took to get us laughing. Pretty soon, all four of us were cracking up. Anna had no idea what was so funny, but she laughed right along with us. After a second round of baths to remove the washable marker, we tucked them into bed for the night. We stopped by the playroom to turn out the lights, still smiling about their sweet shenanigans. The grins drained from our faces when we saw what the kids had really been up to. The tattooing of Anna had just been the icing on the cake. The real masterpiece was in our formerly pale yellow playroom. Somehow, in the time it took for us to realize that the “Arthur” video had ended, Hayden had managed to create a mural of scribbles on all four walls in every color of the rainbow. And he did it in complete silence. Whoever said, “Children should be seen, not heard,” must have been single.

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Anna slunk downstairs, and appeared before us with their heads bowed in guilt. When they looked up, we saw that they each had green marker scribbled all over their hands and faces. “What have you two been doing?” we demanded. Anna’s enormous brown eyes flashed to her older brother. “Playing,” Hayden said. “Hayden and Anna, you’re not supposed to use markers on skin,” I scolded. Reaching for a tub of baby wipes, I noticed green marks on Anna’s neck that dipped below the collar of her footed pajamas. I unzipped her pjs, and gasped. Anna chest, belly, arms, legs, feet, hands and back were a green, inky mess. A quick inspection of Hayden revealed that, other than his green hands, he was marker-free. The culprit was obvious. “Hayden! Why did you scribble all over your little sister?” Francis pressed. “Not me,” Hayden shrugged. “Then how did your name get in the middle of Anna’s back? Do you expect us to believe that she put it there? She can’t even read yet!” I barked. We looked down at our


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March 16, 2018


Navy celebrates Women’s History Month From Navy Office of Information


ASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Women’s History Month throughout the month of March 2018. ALNAV 007/18 encourages participation in all the heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme “Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination.” Women have served in the Navy as nurses dating back to the 1800s, most notably during the Civil War when the Sisters of the Holy Cross served aboard USS Red Rover, the Navy’s first hospital ship. In 1948, women gained permanent status in the Navy with the passage of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act. “Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on and express gratitude to the trailblazers who demonstrated unparalleled courage, tenacity and vision, sometimes in the face of systemic

headwinds, to chart a course for today’s women who proudly and honorably serve in the U.S. Navy,” Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare/director of naval intelligence said. During the last century, women have served aboard auxiliary ships beginning in 1978 and on combatant ships beginning in 1994. In 2016, the Department of Defense opened all military occupations and positions to women. Female Sailors and civilians play an integral role in the success of the Navy as part of the One Navy Team. Women serve in every rank from seamen to admiral and hold nearly every job from naval aviator to deepsea diver. Twenty percent of the Navy’s enlisted force is women, including eight percent of all se-

Twenty percent of the Navy’s enlisted force is women, including eight percent of all senior and master chiefs. Nineteen percent of the officer force and 10 percent of all admirals are comprised of women. In the Navy’s civilian workforce, 27 percent are women and 26 percent are Senior Executive Service members.

nior and master chiefs. Nineteen percent of the officer force and 10 percent of all admirals are comprised of women. In the Navy’s civilian workforce, 27 percent are women and 26 percent are Senior Executive Service members. According to the September 2016 “One Navy Team” memo from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson, actively being inclusive and open to diverse perspectives will produce

leaders and teams who learn and adapt to achieve maximum possible performance, who achieve and maintain high standards, and are ready for decisive operations and combat. Diversity also influences various thoughts, ideas, skill sets and experiences which ultimately helps increase the effectiveness of the Navy. Integrating Sailors and civilians from diverse backgrounds enables the Navy to recruit and retain the nation’s top

talent from a wide pool of skilled personnel. A complete educational presentation, including a downloadable educational poster on Women’s History month, can be requested from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) by email at deomipa@ us.af.mil. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook. com/usnavy or www.twitter.com/ usnavy.

IWTC Corry Station overhauls SLQ-32 Course, saves Navy money From Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station Public Affairs

Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station recently completed a major revision to its AN/ SLQ-32(V)3 Maintenance Course. The revision to the course combined the SLQ-32(V)3 and SLQ-32(V)4 courses of instruction into one nineweek course. The course teaches first accession Sailors, fleet returnees, and civilians how to maintain and trouble shoot the SLQ-32(V)3 and AN/SLQ32(V)4 electronic warfare suites. During the revision process, instructors and the course supervisor provided 2,356 corrections to 47 presentations, 36 tests, two trainee guides and one instructor guide. “The (V)4 course of instruction contained components that were no longer used in the system,” CTT1 John Payne, the course supervisor said. “By combining these two courses of instruction we more than double the amount of (V)4 technicians going out to the fleet and saving the Navy money in the process.”

In the updated course, Sailors spend 240 hours in the lab environment running diagnostic tests, identifying faults and correcting faults within the systems. This type of training gives these future technicians the hands-on experience that prepares them to correct the systems in the fleet. “The courses for SLQ-32(V)3 and (V) 4 were long overdue for an overhaul and for the information to be streamlined,” CTT1 James Stockhausen, a course instructor said. “The new curriculum allows for a smoother flow of instruction, understanding and easier transition for the students to properly demonstrate needed techniques and comprehension of the systems in regards to troubleshooting and theory on a functional SLQ-32(V) system.” Sailors who come through the SLQ2(V)3/(V)4 courses go through 39 weeks of training in the cryptologic technician (technical) “A” school and

various “C” schools before attending the nine-week course. Many trainees feel that this course of instruction is more challenging than some of the prior classes they have attended. “I believe this course is very challenging,” CTT2 Jeremy Woods said. “However, I am learning a lot about the system. All of my instructors are very knowledgeable on the material and help us with any questions we have.” Instructors stress to trainees the importance of staying on top of maintaining their systems in the fleet. Many instructors who receive orders to IWTC Corry Station did so because they wanted to increase the knowledge of those Sailors preparing to enter an operational environment. “I took these orders to improve deficiencies in base knowledge I noticed in the fleet,” CTT1 Jared Vance said. “The new (V)3/(V)4 merger course

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corrected the vast majority of what I had seen. I look forward to instructing new students under this course.” Graduates earn designation as a SLQ-32(V)3/4 technician as well as three credit hours in electronic communications in the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category. Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid/, www.netc. navy.mil/centers/ciwt/, www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT, or www.twitter.com/NavyCIWT. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid/. For more information, visit www. navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy or www.twitter.com/usnavy.



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Increased incentives, assignment changes for some forward deployed Sailors From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – Navy announced Feb. 21 that Sailors serving on sea duty in Japan, Guam and Spain now have an increased set of incentives available to them, in NAVADMIN 042/18. According to the NAVADMIN, Sailors who voluntarily extend their sea duty at the listed locations to a mini-

mum of 48 months, will have any remaining sea time left on their prescribed sea tour waived and be allowed to rotate to shore duty for their next assigned tour. Those who extend their tours by 12 months or more will be given preferential consideration for announced billets in Career Management System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID). Eligible Sailors who extend their sea tours for at least 12 months still have the option

of Sea Duty Incentive Pay. The Overseas Tour Extension Incentive Program also remains an option for eligible Sailors. Additionally, with the release of this NAVADMIN, first-term Sailors in grades E-3 and below are now authorized accompanied orders to overseas locations where dependents are authorized. “Our goal is to reward those Sailors who volunteer to extend to meet the demands

from the fleet,” Rear Adm. John Meier, director, Career Management Department, Navy Personnel Command (NPC) said. “In addition to the incentives already in place, which remain options for Sailors who meet extension criteria, these additional incentives should make it easier for Sailors who make the decision to extend.” Sailors interested in taking advantage of these incentives must request an extension

by submitting an Enlisted Personnel Action Request (NAVPERS 1070/7 Rev. 1/03) 18 to 14 months prior to their Projected Rotation Date. For assistance, Sailors should contact their command career counselor. For more information, read NAVADMIN 042/18 at www. npc.navy.mil, or contact the NPC Customer Service Center at 1 (866) U-ASK-NPC (827-5672) or via e-mail at cscmailbox@navy.mil.

NATO ships locate mines from WWII By Cmdr. Denver Applehans NATO Allied Maritime Command

A World War II torpedo found by Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) ship HMS Cattistock is moved from a high traffic area in the Oslo Fjord to a lower traffic area for later neutralization or destruction by Norwegian authorities. SNMCMG1 including flagship HNLMS Mercuur and HMS Cattistock working alongside Royal Norwegian Navy minesweeper HNoMS Rauma and Royal Norwegian Navy mine hunter HNoMS Måløy to search for historical ordnance from previous conflicts in Oslo Fjord as both a training exercise for the ships and a service to the people of Norway. Photo courtesy of NATO

Ships from Standing North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) and the Royal Norwegian Navy located 23 mines from World War II and four torpedoes in the waters of Oslo Fjord over the last two weeks. Conducting mine identification and neutralization in the freezing waters of Oslo Fjord demonstrates the capabilities of the ships to operate under these conditions to ensure safe access to harbors and sea lanes. Cmdr. Peter Ramboer of the Belgian Navy led the efforts from the group flagship HNLMS Mercuur, working with Royal Navy Mine Countermeasures Vessel HMS Cattistock, Royal Norwegian Navy minesweeper HNoMS Rauma and Royal Norwegian Navy mine hunter HNoMS Måløy. “Our recent mine counter measures operations in Norwegian waters off

Oslo proved to be extremely valuable,” Ramboer said. “With more than twenty mine finds we have made the approaches to Oslo safer. We took the opportunity of the presence of WWII mines in a challenging environment to enhance our operational readiness. The fact that we helped to make this place safer is a bonus and boosts morale for future operations.” As the breeding season for cod and other species of fish continues through February, the found ordnance was not detonated, but moved to a safe place in the Fjord. Norwegian authorities will later decide on a suitable timing for the destruction of them. The NATO group regularly conducts Historical Ordnance Disposal operations (HOD Ops) in coordination with Allied Navies as a way to sharpen the skills of the group on real mines and other ordnance as well as provide a service to nations by identifying and neutralizing naval mines from previous conflicts.

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MWR fitness tips: Your mother was right … eating expedition. And to help you translate knowledge into action MWR is offering a March Fitness Center Challenge. It’s called “Give Me Five.” This challenge will kick start your new healthy habit of eating the recommended five fruits and veggies every day. We’ll even ‘gift’ you at month’s end for your kind efforts to yourself … what other motivation do you need? Just drop by the (NAS Whiting Field) Fitness Center and get signed up to commit to a healthier diet and healthier you, and then you can call your mother and tell her she was right. But we’ll leave that phone call up to you.

By Raelyn Latchaw NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) MWR Fitness Center Team


our mother was right. About eating your vegetables, that is. How many of us recall the daily dinner reminder to eat our vegetables? A vast majority would be my guess. Well, it turns out that was actually very good advice. Research is confirming that vegetables and fruits are a vital component to achieving maximal health. These gifts of nature are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber that our body needs to function at optimal levels. For example, did you know that muscle contraction requires minerals to operate properly


or that free radicals found in our body require antioxidants to “neutralize” them? And if we are going to get surface level on the topic, our complexion, hair and nails are also healthier and more vibrant when our body is getting the essential nutrients it needs through a healthy diet. These are only a few good reasons why fruit and veggie in-

take is so key to optimal health; the list is practically endless. So if your mother didn’t convince you with her persistent nagging, do your own research and let the evidence sway your conscience. Check out websites like the American Dietetic Association for some basic information to get you started on your healthy






ASF trains ... MAC Justin Schultz guides a group of personnel for the auxiliary security forces (ASF) through threat neutralization training March 8 onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Schultz is taking advantage of the good weather to augment and replace classroom lectures with hands-on training. Photos by Lt. j.g. Luke Rague AMDO graduation ... The Aviation Maintenance Officer School trains newly commissioned or designated aviation ground officers, who are prospective members of intermediate or organizational maintenance activities, preparing students to perform in aviation maintenance leadership positions throughout the Navy and Marine Corps. The school is divided into four courses of instruction with two resident courses conducted at CNATT DET Whiting Field, the Naval Aviation Maintenance Programs (NAMP) Indoctrination Course and the NAMP Management Course. The two resident courses emphasis the Intermediate (I Level) and Organizational (O Level) maintenance activities, to include their interface with the supply system, aviation maintenance management, and aircraft weights and balance. The NAMP Indoctrination Course includes hands-on lab learning to assist students in understanding the planning, communication and internal aspects of management, making it accessible to officers with little or no aviation maintenance experience. The school provides a graduation for the newest aviation maintenance officers onboard NAS Whiting Field last week. Photo by Lt. j.g. Luke Rague

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Military Notices Language test appointments open

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

Retired Activities Office needs help

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

PMOAA scholarship application

The Pensacola chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) will be awarding scholarships to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty, honorably discharged veterans, reservists or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident or grandchild of a resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa or Baldwin (Ala.) counties, must have completed a minimum of one year at a college or university, with at least a 3.2 GPA if an undergraduate and 3.5 if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters, fall of 2017 and spring of 2018, as a full time student. Scholarships are $2,000 each. Applications must be submitted by June 15 and may be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact retired Navy Cmdr. Vann Milheim at 969-9715 or vann.milheim@att.net.

“Read all About It...” Vietnam veterans commemoration

The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System and Barrancas National Cemetery will hold a Vietnam Veterans Commemoration ceremony at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center, 790 Veterans Way, March 29 at 5 p.m. In 2017, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, which designated March 29 each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The commemoration recognizes all men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the United States’ involvement in Vietnam: Nov. 1, 1955 through May 7, 1975. Any veteran who served during this timeframe is invited to the ceremony. The commemoration makes no distinction between veterans who served in-country, in-theater or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years. As part of the commemoration, a limited number of special lapel pins will be given to Vietnam veterans in attendance. tive parents on how to budget for their new arrival. Attendees will also receive a free layette that is made up of a coordinated set of bedding, clothing and a hand knitted blanket. Class is open for all active-duty or retired Sailors and Marines, eligible family members with a military ID card, surviving spouses and reservist on extended active-duty of 30 days or more. The next Budget for Baby Class will be held April 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at NMCRS, 91 Radford Blvd, Bldg 191. Arrive 15 minutes early prior to the class time. Call the NMCRS office at 452-2300 for reservations for the next class.

Around Town Family 5K and 10K invitation

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

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

Navy nurses to hold meet and greet

Butterfly house tour guide training

Onboard NASP Marine Corps family team building

The Gulf Coast Navy Nurse Corps Association (GCNNCA) is having a meet and greet open house at 7986 Castle Pointe Way, March 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. All Navy nurses (active, reserve, retired and previously commissioned) are cordially invited to attend and learn more about the philanthropic social group of the GCNNCA. Come out, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and good conversation with fellow Nurse Corps Officers. To RSVP, contact Dr. Susan McCord at tamb 1466@gmail.com or text 776-2123.

NEX Easter store hours

NEX will be on new store hours during the Easter season. The hours are as follows: • Mall Main Store: Noon to 6 p.m. • Mall Parking: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Plaza: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • NASP M/M: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • CID M/Mart: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have any questions, call 458-8811.

NHP Kindergarten school rodeo

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

New baby budgeting workshop

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will be hosting a Budget for Baby workshop to help new parents understand the financial impact of a baby. Classes are designed to assist new and prospec-

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

Gulf Coast science festival

Join the Pensacola Mess Hall, the National Naval Aviation Museum, the Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States, UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County, Audobon Florida and other participants for the inaugural Gulf Coast Science Festival. The Festival of Flight takes off tomorrow, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come out and marvel in the latest technology with drone vehicle demonstrations, hands-on exploration of the physics of flight and climate science and also an unmanned



underwater vehicle demonstration at the UF/IFAS Escambia County 4-H Center, 5600 Chalker Road, Molino. The Gulf Coast Science Festival Expo will take place tomorrow, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Historic Seville Square, 399 S. Alcaniz Street, Pensacola. For more information, visit gulfcoastsciencefestival.org or GulfCoastSciFest on Facebook.

Art show open to all enthusiasts

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

Ski club annual spring party

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

Open mic at the Cultural Center

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

Annual Easter egg hunt announced

The Ebonwood Homeowners Association would like to invite the entire community to its 7th annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Ebonwood Community Center, 3511 West Scott Street March 30 from noon to 2 p.m. The event will consist of free food, music, giveaways, games and lots of fun. Bring the entire family, friends and a good appetite. For more information, call 426-1156.

Trolley service seeking driver

Beach Bum Trolley is looking for a part time guide and driver for military reunions and city of Pensacola tours. The 90-minute city tours are operated on Monday at 10 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during January, February and March. Two or three tour drivers can split the days and times required. Military reunions are heavy in April and October; shoulder times are May, September and November. Military reunions consist of all-day tours to the National Naval Aviation Museum and half-day city tours with memorial services at Veteran’s Memorial Park with lunch at McGuire’s, and half day dolphin cruise tours. Also on the itinerary could be an occasional day trip to the Battleship Park’s USS Alabama. Requirements are a Class “A” or “B” CDL with air brake and passenger endorsements. Must be personable, friendly and a good communicator. If you do not have a retired military ID, must be able to qualify for a DoD card for front gate access to NAS Pensacola. Drug test and background check required. Salary is $14/hr. plus tips. For more information or to apply, e-mail resume to tom@beachbumtrolley.com or call 941-2876.

New delivery option onboard NASP

Izzy’s Pizza Delivery now open on NAS Pensacola. Enjoy Izzy’s tax free pizza, wings and salads delivered straight to your door. Open Monday through Friday 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. To place order or for more information, call 4583271.

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CNATT names Senior, Junior Civilians of the Year See page B2 “Spotlight”

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“I request that during that month (March) our people rededicate themselves to the splendid aims and activities of the Red Cross.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt First presidential proclamation of March as Red Cross Month, 1943. From http://www.redcross.org


very eight minutes, the American Red Cross brings help and hope to people in need, thanks to heroes like you. Whether you donate funds, donate blood or volunteer, the Red Cross depends on your support to make a difference in communities across the country. Each year, the president of the United States proclaims March “Red Cross Month.” The Red Cross uses this month as a chance to honor and celebrate the everyday heroes who help fulfill its mission. This March, the Red Cross encourages you to uncover your inner hero. Be a hero today. The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service. The Red Cross has served more than 1 million military families since 9/11: • Volunteers provide home comforts and critical services on bases and in military hospitals around the world • It supports military families during deployments and emergencies • It continues serving the na-

tion’s veterans after their service ends Every day, the American Red Cross provides 24/7 global emergency communication services and support in military and veteran health care facilities across the country and around the world. • Provided 35,981 emergency communications to 65,282 family members and their families • 64,111 families served year last year From the first day of enlistment, service members and

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their families are eligible for Red Cross assistance. • Deployment assistance: Whether your family is facing its first deployment or the next of many, the American Red Cross has developed workshops, information and support services to help you with the practical and emotional challenges. See www.redcross.org/get-help/ military-families/deploymentservices for more • Emergency communications: The American Red Cross Hero Care Center is available

seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with two options for requesting assistance, online and by phone You can initiate a request for Red Cross emergency assistance for members of the military currently serving on active duty by using the online self-service tool (at https://saf.redcross.org/ css). Using a computer, smart phone or tablet, you can start a request for services and track its progress from anywhere in the world. To speak to a Red Cross emer-

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gency communications specialist, call: 1 (877) 272-7337. During Red Cross Month, become a part of the Red Cross. In Pensacola, contact American Red Cross of Northwest Florida (www.redcross.org/fl/ pensacola); at 222 North Baylen St., Pensacola, FL 32502 or call 432-7601. For more, visit Red Cross of Northwest Florida on Facebook at https:// www. facebook. com/ RedCrossNWFL or on Twitter: https:// twitter. com/Red CrossNorth FL.

Jokes and Groaners. Springtime: things to consider If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. – Anne Bradstreet Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. – W. Earl Hall Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. – Lewis Grizzard (Spring) hath put a spirit of youth in everything. – William Shakespeare No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland



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March 16, 2018

CNATT names headquarters Senior, Junior Civilians of the Year From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs


he Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) announced its Junior and Senior 2017 Civilians of the Year Feb. 5. CNATT Total Force Directorate (N1) Management Analyst Nick Fitzgibbon was recognized as the command’s Senior Civilian of the Year (CoY); CNATT Resource Management Directorate (N8) Supply Technician Tamra Pickard was cited as the CNATT Junior CoY. “These members of the CNATT team are providing unparalleled support to the thousands of Sailors and Marines who pass through our school-

house doors,” CNATT Executive Officer Capt. Nate Schneider said. “The level of service CNATT employees at our headquarters, our units and our detachments have provided – and will continue to provide – to future aviation maintainers is nothing short of exemplary, and these three employees have been instrumental in ensuring CNATT is able to meet its mission – training our Sailors and Marines for aviation assignments around the world.”

Cindy McCalip joins Naval Aviation Museum Foundation as vice president ... Naval Aviation Museum Foundation (NAMF) is proud to announce that Cindy McCalip has joined in the position of vice president. McCalip arrives with a background in strategic and operational management in the philanthropic and development sectors. McCalip previously served as the chief operation officer and executive vice president for the United States Navy Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

Nick Fitzgibbon

Tamra Pickard

Fitzgibbon was selected as the CNATT headquarters 2017 Senior CoY while serving as the CNATT point of contact for the Navy Total Force Manpower Management System, through which he coordinated several entities in reviewing, analyzing and submitting 19 manpower change requests. He also coordinated and developed a manpower management and repurposing plan in an effort to alleviate potential manpower cuts. Pickard, selected as the CNATT headquarters 2017 Junior CoY, was the impetus behind a storeroom which provided access for vendors to deliver materials to a single location. She volunteered to assume additional duties of a vacant departmental position, ensuring monthly validation

and correction of travel was completed. Pickard also contacted indebted CNATT domain personnel, arranging for government travel card debt repayment which ultimately resulted in zero delinquencies for the entire CNATT domain. CNATT is the technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise, an organization designed to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost, and is the largest training center under the Naval Education and Training Command. For more information, visit www. navy.mil, www. facebook. com/ usnavy or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnatt/.

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

Worship schedule

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

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, coun-

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

seling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/ 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 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual

resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. • CREDO Southeast Care for Caregiver Retreat, March 24-26, Perdido Beach Resort Orange Beach, Ala. When was the last time you took your own advice, slowed down and invested in “you?” The Care for the Caregiver (C4C) retreat is designed to be a break from the busy “routine” of caring for others. WHO: Caregivers and providers i.e., physicians, mental health workers, chaplains, nurses, corpsmen, SARP Counselors or religious program specialists. What can you expect at a CREDO retreat? Time to get away, turn off the cell phone, relax in a beautiful hotel, destress, and be personally/professionally refreshed. • Five-star hotel • Shared experience with others • Time for self-reflection • Refreshed sense of “who am I?” To register, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford. ctr@navy.mil or call 4522342. • Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or email nasp_ comm_outreach @ Navy.mil. • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. For more information, call (251) 433-2703.



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Ciclovia returns to downtown

Residents taking advantage of downtown Pensacola’s open streets during last year’s CicloviaPensacola Open Street. This year, Ciclovia-Pensacola Open Street will take place March 24. Photo from www.pensacolaopenstreets.com By Rand Hicks Ciclovia-Pensacola Open Street Chairman

Last March, 10,000 people brought their bicycles, skateboards, strollers and feet, but not their cars, to downtown Pensacola for Ciclovia–Pensacola Open Streets. On March 24, Ciclovia returns. Ciclovia, also called Open Streets, started in South America and has since been held worldwide for more than 30 years in more than 400 cities. Pensacola’s Ciclovia event, part of a unique international movement, closes downtown streets to motorized traffic and opens them up for the entire community to be active and have fun. This event encourages and promotes safe physical activity with others while exploring downtown. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a large portion of downtown will closed to motorized vehicles and open to bicyclists, pedestrians, runners, skateboarders and more. Closures include Palafox Place from Romana Street to Plaza DeLuna, and Main Street from the Community Maritime Park to Bartram Park. Music, vendors and fun events will be staged around

the area, including a Kids Area at Plaza DeLuna, health screenings and more. All of the activities are free. The primary goals include promoting public health, boosting our local economy, reducing pollution and showcasing downtown as a peoplefriendly space and a model for getting out of our cars and exercising. “Over the last decade Pensacola has really reinvented itself as an urban center,” Ciclovia chairman Rand Hicks said. “The return of restaurants, retail and professionals has followed public and private investment in places like the Community Maritime Park and Plaza de Luna, the renovation of many historic buildings, as well as good sidewalks and pedestrian-friendly traffic rules. This all set the stage for what’s happening now: people returning to live downtown.” To stay updated on Ciclovia 2018 and learn more about PensacolaOpenStreets, go to PensacolaOpenStreets.com, check the Ciclovia-Pensacola Facebook page or e-mail Pensacola OpenStreets@ gmail.com.

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

“Black Panther” (PG13) 2D: 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

“Early Man” (PG) Noon

“Peter Rabbit” (PG13) Noon

“Peter Rabbit” (PG13) 5 p.m.

“Early Man” (PG) 5:30 p.m.

“Peter Rabbit” (PG13) 2 p.m., 4 p.m.

“Den of Thieves” (R) 6 p.m.

Black Panther” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m.

“The Shape of Water” (R) 7:30 p.m.

“The 5:17 to Paris” (PG13), 6 p.m.

“Black Panther” (PG13)

“Maze Runner” (PG13)

WEDNESDAY “The 5:17 to Paris” (PG13), 5 p.m. “Black Panther” (PG13) 3D: 7 p.m. “Early Man” (PG) 5:30 p.m. “The Shape of Water” (R) 7:30 p.m.

“Black Panther” (PG13) 3D: 8 p.m.

2D: 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Winchester” (PG13) 12:30 p.m.


“Black Panther” (PG13) 2D: 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

“Peter Rabbit” (PG13) 5 p.m.

“The Shape of Water” (R) 8:30 p.m.

“Black Panther” (PG13)

Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portisde Cinema is closed on Monday. Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola. com

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“Winchester” (PG13) 5:10 p.m.

“The 5:17 to Paris” (PG13), 7:30 p.m.

March 16, 2018

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

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

• Seabreeze Jazz Festival: MWR has tickets to the 20th annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival to be hosted at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater at Pier Park, Panama City Beach, April 18 through 22. Tickets are available through NASP Tickets and Travel. Three day passes are $173 and four day passes are $216. Try this For a full list of prices, visit NASP Tickets • Youth Sport Camp: and Travel or call 452- Registration for the 6354. Youth Sports Spring • Splash and Dash: 2018 season is under MWR Aquatics and way at the Corry Youth Navy Fitness will Center (Bldg. 4118). host a Splash and There will be soccer, Dash event tomorrow, baseball and T-ball March 17 at 10 a.m. available this spring. to noon. This friendly Youth sports are open competition is open to to all dependents ages the whole family with 4 to 14 of active-duty, certificates present- reserve or retired milied upon completion. tary, as well as DoD For a full list of age employees and congroups, visit www.na- tractors. Registration vymwrpensacola.com will be open from 8 or call 452-9429. a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to• Summer Camp day, March 16 and 23. Expo: Join MWR at Cost is $50 per child. the 2018 Summer Mandatory skills evaluCamp Expo at the ation will take place NAS Pensacola In- March 24 from 9 a.m. door Pool tomorrow, to 11 a.m. at the Youth March 17 from noon to Sports Complex on 2 p.m. Get information Hwy. 98. Parents must on all of the summer complete the annual programs offered by Parent Association for MWR Pensacola for Youth Sports training the summer of 2018. prior to registration. Log MWR will have a va- on to www.nays.org/ riety of day programs parents to complete that offer educational training. For more inforand fun opportunities mation, contact Ron or for children over the Patrick at 453-3490. summer break. For more information, call 452-9429. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For children ages 5 to 17. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146, 457-1421 or 457-1421or e-mail baldg6@att.net. • Good reading: The NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, has an extensive selection of books, periodicals and newspapers. Computers with Internet access are available for use in the library. Wireless access and quiet study areas are also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. For more information, call 452-4362.

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


MARCH 16, 2018


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Sandy’s Good Times Dance Club. Thursday weekly dance lessons 6:30 pm-6:55pm $10. For lessons – please refrain from wearing scented products. Friday Latin night. Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday ballroom night 7:30-10:30 p.m. Beginning social dance lessons Thursday and Friday 6:30-7:25 p.m. Each night $10. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-4581979. pensacoladanceclub. com.

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2005 Yamaha Royal Star. Garage kept. Excellent condition. Never dropped. 2 hard saddle bags and travel trunk included. $4500. Text or call for pictures and info. 850-2212 Solid Rosewood End 1259 Tables with drawer. Oriental/ Asian design. Each side lawn mower for sale has beautiful carving de- 22”cut push mower.excelsign. Bought in H.K. $480 lent condition call 850-456-2989 pair. 850-748-9286.

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5 gallon gas cans. $10 3/2 Condo open plan, high ceilings, pool, washer each. 850-944-5763 & dryer, EZ access I10/110 to bases & UWF, $895 incl water, garb & parking No pets. 748-8145

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