Gosport - March 17, 2017

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Names to be added to the Vietnam War Memorial ‘Wall South’...

Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park is adding more than 140 names to its “Wall South.” The community is invited to attend an etching ceremony March 29 at 3 p.m. as the new names are inscribed on panel 33S. The 143 names selected were determined by the U.S. Department of Defense. The panel will be unveiled at a Memorial Day ceremony in honor of those who sacrificed their lives in the defense of the nation. For more, go to www.veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com.

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Leadership Pensacola class visits NASP Story, photo by MC2(SW/AW) Michael J. Lieberknecht NMOTC Public Affairs

Members of Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) took a tour of Naval Air Station Pensacola for the “Military Day” portion of their curriculum March 9. LeaP, founded in the fall of 1982 as a program of the Pensacola Chamber Foundation, aims to develop community-minded leaders to help them acquire an understanding of the issues facing the Pensacola area and to gain the leadership skills necessary to resolve them. The 50 guests were first treated to an introduction of the base by local Navy leaders at Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute (NAMI) featuring guest speakers Rear Adm.

Michael White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC); Capt. Christopher Martin, commanding officer, NAS Pensacola; and Capt. Mark Goto, commanding officer of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC). Starting the day off, White showed his gratitude for the group before their tour of NASP continued. “I thank you all for your time, I’m really glad you all decided to participate for this event,” said White. Goto finished the overview introduction and kept the group looking forward to their tour. “There’s so many great things to see here,” said Goto. We want to keep it on track and get you out there.”

Members of Leadership Pensacola, a program of the Pensacola Chamber Foundation, receive a briefing at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) as Sailors are trained in crash and salvage procedures.

Following their briefing, LeaP members were split into groups to visit both the Air Traffic Control School (ATCC) and crash and salvage training centers. While at ATCC, guests learned the job of Navy air traffic controllers and how

they were trained. ATTC instructors explained the everyday responsibilities while performing their duties in the fleet from communicating with aircraft and planning flight routes, to the challenges many Sailors face while on de-

ployment working long hours on ships which launch aircraft around the clock. LeaP guests were even invited into training spaces to watch Sailors practice scenarios. They looked on and asked several ques-

tions in low-light training rooms while ATTC students and instructors displayed their aptitude performing scenarios based on situations that could happen while See LeaP on page 2

Mattis: Social media misconduct by DoD personnel won’t be tolerated By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity

The purported actions of civilian and military personnel on social media websites, including some associated with the “Marines United” group and possibly others, represent egregious violations of the fundamental values that are upheld at the Department of Defense, Defense Secretary James Mattis said March 10 in a statement. “The chain of command is taking all

appropriate action to investitinued. “We will not excuse gate potential misconduct or tolerate such behavior if and to maintain good order we are to uphold our values and discipline throughout and maintain our ability to our armed forces,” Mattis defeat the enemy on the batsaid. tlefield.” “Lack of respect for the Defense press operations dignity and humanity of feldirector Navy Capt Jeff low members of the DepartDavis told reporters that Matment of Defense is tis spoke several times during unacceptable and harmful to his confirmation process James Mattis the unit cohesion necessary about military service and to battlefield victory,” the secretary con- unit cohesion and how those are predi-

Rock N Fly tomorrow, March 18 ... The Blue Angels Rock N Fly Soul Train Tour half marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) is scheduled for tomorrow, March 18, aboard NAS Pensacola. Both races are scheduled to start at 8:10 a.m., and runners are encouraged to arrive at NAS Pensacola early to ensure plenty of time to get through security. Gates will open at 6 a.m. Runners also are encouraged to don their best mullet or rocker gear, and there’s a competition for the best hairdo and costume at the post-race awards. To register or volunteer, go to www.runrocknfly.com.

Remembering Pato ... A memorial service to honor the life of military working dog (MWD) Pato was held March 10 at the Military Working Dog Kennel aboard NAS Pensacola. Pato, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, died unexpectedly Feb. 27. Lt. Cmdr. David Rozanek presided over the ceremony, which included remarks by NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin and Pato’s handler MA1 Roberto Garcia. Garcia said Pato had only been at the Pensacola kennel for about four months, but he was well known throughout Navy Region Southeast. “He was a great dog,” Garcia said. “A lot of people miss him, but they know that his last few months here he has had a really, really good life.” Photos by Mike O’Connor and courtesy NASP Security

cated on the core values of trust and mutual respect. “Our leaders at all levels of the chain of command will be held accountable to ensure that each member of our military can excel in an environment that maximizes their talents and (will have) no patience for those who would degrade or diminish another service member,” Davis said. The secretary will meet with uniformed and civilian leaders in the days See Mattis on page 2

Rating expert? Your knowledge is needed to write advancement exams By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Public Affairs

Active-duty Navy chiefs (E-7-E-9) interested in shaping the future of their ratings are needed to serve as subject matter experts (SMEs) for upcoming Advancement Examination Readiness Reviews (AERRs). Naval Administrative Message (NavAdmin) 058/17, released March 8, announced the AERR schedule for April to September 2017. Based on this schedule, AERR panel members working as fleet SMEs for their respective ratings develop E-4-E-7 rating advancement exams for future cycles. Navy chiefs (E-7-E-9) on

active duty, Full Time Support (FTS) and reservists on active duty for special work (ADSW) are encouraged to apply and take part in the process. “The knowledge that our fleet experts bring to the reviews is invaluable, as that’s what makes the exams relevant and identifies a Sailor with the right skills to select for advancement,” said Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Command Master Chief, ETNCM(SS) James Berhalter. “AERRs give chiefs direct input toward shaping their community – participants have a

say in what their reliefs need to know.” AERRs vary in length between one-to-two weeks and exam readiness reviews are held throughout the year with each specific rating being reviewed on an annual basis. The reviews are held at NETPDC at Saufley Field in Pensacola. AERR participants receive temporary additional duty (TAD) orders from their parent command, paid for by NETPDC. CSCM(SW/SS) Stephen Boos, lead instructor for the Navy Field Management Team at the See AERR on page 2

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IWTC Corry Station graduates enlisted, officer courses Story, photos by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs

Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station held a ceremony for two graduating classes at the Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station chapel March 1. The graduating classes included 15 students from the Information Professional (IP) Basic Course and 14 students from the Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC). The graduating IP Basic Course students were the last to attend the class at IWTC Corry Station. The course has been moved to IWTC Virginia Beach, Va., in part to leverage the close proximity of IP and information warfare (IW) community operational commands to the training command. The course has also been expanded from eight weeks at Corry Station to 20 weeks to meet the evolving demands of communications and network technologies. “The team at IWTC Corry Station did an outstanding job training many of our IP officers who are now in our most vital roles in the fleet,” said Lt.

Students from the Information Professional (IP) Basic Course at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station pose for a photo during their graduation ceremony at the Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station chapel. The students were the last to attend the course at IWTC Corry Station. The IP Basic Course is now taught at IWTC Virginia Beach, Va.

Michael Baucum, a Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) program manager for the IP Basic Course. “We took many of the lessons learned and positive practices of the IP Basic Course at Corry Station and implemented them in the new course in Virginia Beach. The IP community is in deep gratitude to the instructors who taught the course at Corry Station, for providing outstanding IP officers throughout the course’s time there.” The IP Basic Course provides new IP officers with a fundamental knowledge of the IP

community and the IP’s role within the IW mission. While introducing the values which guide the IP community, the course gives students a foundation of skills which will enable them to develop, communicate, and promote innovative solutions. JCAC trains enlisted personnel from all services in the skills and knowledge required to perform technical network analysis in cyberspace operations. “I’m grateful I had the opportunity to come to this course and improve my skills and knowledge as a cyber analyst,” said

CTN Christopher Hall, the JCAC honor graduate, who has orders to Navy Information Operations Command Fort Devens, Massachusetts. “JCAC is a very difficult course, but it definitely helps prepare us to go out to the fleet and be the best information warriors we can be.” Capt. Edward Kruk, CIWT executive officer and guest speaker for the ceremony, spoke of the importance of the graduates’ roles in supporting the IW mission. “You are now on the verge of taking your place in a mission that is dynamic, changing at an

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deployed on an aircraft carrier. Getting out of the dark rooms and into the sunlight, the tour was also led to the practice flight deck where fleet-experienced Sailors were running crash and salvage drills. LeaP members watched as students communicated with hand signals and worked together to move a decommissioned training jet down the flight deck. The guests learned about how and why the crash and salvage crew operates to ensure safety in the event of a mishap aboard a ship while asking questions and observing the Sailors in training replace a jet tire. By the end of the tour, LeaP members were expected to have explored and identified components of the military structure while understanding the large economic impact said structure has on the region and examine the community support of the military. As far as Martin was concerned, support was in full force. “The interaction between the military and the community here is unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” said Martin. “It’s absolutely incredible.”

ahead and ensure that they are taking all appropriate actions to maintain good order and discipline, the captain added. “The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating … websites and other services are looking into the matter, as well,” Davis said. “Our values extend on- and off-duty, and we want personnel AERR from page 1

Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk is currently participating in his second culinary specialist AERR. “There is no more rewarding thing you can do than write the Navy exam,” said Boos. “To be able to give back to the junior Sailors and basically hand-select the next generation of your reliefs – writing exams is the way to do that.” To take part in the AERR process, log into NKO then use the following link: https:// www. nko. navy. mil/ group/ navy-advancement-center/ mycpo. This link provides the scheduled dates for each rating, including eligibility and nomination package requirements, and other pertinent information regarding AERR events. Nominations

“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 (March 17 photo at right). 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) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). No winner last week; let’s try an easier one (at right).

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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,

exponential pace, demanding and critical to the fleet,” said Kruk. “Out there at the tip of the sword, you’ll be providing a critical communications path that allows our Navy to fight and win. Our community needs you to be innovative, not only to support today’s Navy but for tomorrow’s as well. Don’t underestimate the value of the skills that you bring to the team.” Operations for these graduates could include working on networks; leading personnel who are managing the Navy’s networks; managing the nation's or the Navy's Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) systems; and conducting cyber operations. IWTC Corry Station, as part of 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. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit http://www. navy. mil/local/cid/, http://www.faceor book.com/NavyCIWT, http://www. twitter. com/ NavyCIWT.

experiencing or witnessing online misconduct to promptly report matters to their chain of command,” the captain said. Davis said service members who might feel uncomfortable reporting alleged online misconduct to their chain of command have alternative avenues that include family support services, equal opportunity offices, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program, the inspector general and law enforcement.

to participate in AERRs must be endorsed by the command master chief, senior chief or chief of the boat as well as the commanding officer or officer in charge for submission to NETPDC. NavAdmin 058/17 provides additional information and a listing of ratings scheduled for the next six months. Normally, four-to-eight nominees will be selected for each AERR conference. NETPDC coordinates with respective rating learning centers and community sponsors to select the best nominees. Selections of fleet SMEs for the AERRs will be made 45 days prior to each review and selectees will be notified by NETPDC via e-mail. NETPDC’s mission is to provide products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development, and personnel advancement

throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Voluntary Education (VolEd) Department, the Navy Advancement Center (NAC) and the Resources Management Department. For more information about the Navy Advancement Center and the Navy Enlisted Advancement System, visit https://www. facebook. com/NavyAdvancement-Center. For more information on NETPDC visit www. netc. navy.mil/ netc/ netpdc/ Default.htm For more information, visit www. navy. mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www. twitter. com/usnavy. For more news from Naval Education And Training Professional Development And Technology Center, visit www. navy. mil/ local/NETPDTC/.

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Navy’s builders have played important role for 75 years Commentary by Lt. Cmdr. Jen Cragg Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Public Affairs Officer


arch 5 marked the 75th anniversary of the Seabees, and Seabees young and old are celebrating the birthday of this unique organization. Since March 5, 1942, the U.S. Navy has employed an elite cadre of construction battalion Sailors, better known as Seabees. Guided by the motto, “We Build, We Fight,” throughout the past 75 years the Seabees have served in all major American conflicts, supported humanitarian efforts, and helped to build communities and nations around the globe. Even when not engaged in war, the Seabees construct and maintain American military bases around the globe. In addition, they provide engineering and construction support to other U.S. government agencies and friendly nations. Here are a few facts about Navy’s builders, who can fight: • Rear Adm. Ben Moreell is the proclamined father of the Seabees. After the Dec. 7,

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1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, the need for a militarized Naval Construction Force to build advance bases in the war zone was self-evident. Moreell saw the need to activate, organize, and man Navy construction units. On Dec. 28, 1941, he requested specific authority to carry out this decision, and Jan. 5, 1942, he gained authority from the Bureau of Navigation to recruit men from the construction trades for assignment to a Naval Construction Regiment composed of three Naval Construction Battalions. • On March 5, 1942, Construction Battalions (CBs) were given official permission to assume the name of Seabees. That is why March 5 is the approved date to celebrate the annual anniversary of their establishment. • The official motto of the

Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 place dirt into protective barriers utilizing an up-armored excavator at a base in Helmand Province in Afghanistan in 2009. U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Michael B. Lavender

Seabees is Construimus, Batuimus, which is Latin for, “We Build, We Fight.” Created by Moreell, it’s at the essence of why the Seabees were created and what they do. A fighting force of men and women, the Seabees have been deployed globally in every theater, constructing bases, building airfields, conducting underwater construction, and building roads, bridges and other support facilities. • The first Seabee unit was known as the Bobcats. Shortly after Adm. Ernest King requested the War Plans

Division recommend a base to establish a fueling station in the South Pacific, BuDocks developed the 1st Naval Construction Detachment, the first Seabee unit, known as the Bobcats for the island’s codename. Want to know more about their establishment? Check out the two-part blog series at http://usnhistory.navy live.dodlive.mil/2017/03/03/c ode-name-bobcat-part-one/. • During World War II, Seabees made their mark on both sides of the globe. The World War II Seabees performed now legendary deeds

in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of operation. At a cost of nearly $11 billion and many casualties, they constructed more than 400 advanced bases along five figurative roads to victory which all had their beginnings in the continental United States. • CM3 Marvin Shields was the first Seabee to receive the nation’s highest award. Shields was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War. Not only was Shields the first Seabee to receive the nation’s highest award, he was also the first Navy man to be so decorated for action in Vietnam. USS Marvin Shields (DE 1066) was named in his honor. The Naval Construction Force has an illustrious history and engineering expertise that has played a historically significant role in the construction of the naval shore establishment, supported expeditionary warfare and provided disaster recovery and assistance humanitarian within the context of larger American foreign policy. Thank you to the past and present Seabees for your service. Happy 75th anniversary.

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103-year-old Seabee reflects on service By Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Public Affairs


URHAM, N.C. (NNS) – As Seabees worldwide celebrated the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the fighting Seabees, March 5, the oldest living Seabee in North Carolina, at 103 years of age, recounted service to his country during World War II. While Seabees worldwide are commemorating the 75th anniversary this year which established a force of more than 325,000 builders who could fight during World War II, Jerry Smith was one of the Sailors who entered the U.S. Navy at the age of 29, March 15, 1942. At the time of his enlistment he didn’t know about a new rating called the Seabees; he simply signed up to serve his country like so many men his age would. Based on his experience helping to run a hardware store for a decade, he was selected for this new community. “I was assigned to the 1st Naval Construction Battalion,” recalled Smith. “After serving in the unit for six months overseas we found out that we were Seabees.” Smith was also chosen to serve in the Seabees based on his familiarity with construction equipment and ability to build. Smith jokingly added when he joined the Navy it was at the behest of his employer, Liston L. Mallard, who owned the local hardware store. Mallard had served in World War I and wanted to again do his part for his country. “I'm joining the Navy; would you like to come too?,” Smith recalled what Mallard had asked him 75 years ago. Smith ultimately ended up serving with Mallard while deployed overseas on Efete Island in the Southwestern Pacific. The island, just five miles long from

the east to west and 18 miles wide, served as a significant defensive advantage for the U.S. and its Allied forces. After the war ended Smith returned to his same hometown, to his same job, and worked again with his same employer. Men like Smith and Mallard signed up simply because it was needed at the time. Smith served as a storekeeper during his enlistment – one of 17 on island – and when he joined the Navy there was no delay in shipping qualified builders worldwide to help turn the tide in the U.S. and Allied favor. “We were taken out of our civilian lives, placed in a 1,000man unit and shipped overseas,” said Smith, who recalled arriving on Efete Island, the dominant island in the New Hebrides archipelago. Elements of the 1st Naval Construction Battalion starting arriving on island, May 1942, and were quickly put to work. The U.S. Navy was responsible for constructing the base on the island, the port and a 600-bed hospital, but also construct the crucial 6,000-foot runway and airfield, which was needed for the Guadalcanal campaign, August 1942 through February 1943. While forces were actively building up Efete Island, Japanese forces were establishing bases on Guadalcanal which threatened access to sea routes between the U.S. and Australia. The construction of the airfield

PO2 Jerry Miller Smith, standing, a World War II veteran and one of the original members of the first construction battalion of the Navy, celebrated his 100th birthday Aug. 27, 2013, at the North Carolina Executive Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh, N.C. Smith is one of the pioneers of the famed “Seabees” that became part of the militarized Naval Construction Force responsible for building advance bases, hospitals, highways, and airports in combat zones throughout the South Pacific Islands in the 1940s. Here he is shaking the hand of a World War II Marine veteran, T.C. Lawson, who recovered in one of the medical facilities Smith helped build. Photo by Sgt. Leticia Samuels

at that time was crucial because the U.S. needed to get planes in the air to prevent Japanese forces from attacking Allied supply lines across the Pacific. “First thing we built was a bomber strip so we can start bombing Guadalcanal,” recalled Smith. With seven bulldozers, 10 trucks, and one crane, Seabees stationed on Efete Island used the older equipment and got to work fortifying and building up the base to create the first stronghold in the Pacific to fight against the Japanese. Smith played a pivotal role on island, overseeing timber to be used in all of the base construction. “I was the only one on the island except the man I worked for who could count lumber,” recalled Smith. “I was automatically in charge of lumber – more than 600,000 feet of the prettiest West Coast fir you ever saw.” During his nearly two-year deployment, he spent time building docks, bridges, and roads in addition to his storekeeping duties. The Guadalcanal campaign

was seen as a significant strategic combined Allied victory in the Pacific theater because it marked the first major offensive by Allied forces against Japan. Coupled with the victory of the Battle of Midway, June 1942, both historical events helped to turn the tide in the Pacific against the Japanese in favor of the U.S. and Allied forces. Smith ultimately served his entire time in service on Efete Island, March 1942 through September 1945. In today’s Navy where families can stay connected with their loved ones instantaneously while deployed, Smith didn’t have the opportunity to speak with his family for 19 months. For the Seabees serving during World War II, having the right amount of initiative and toughness both helped to save lives and equally served to pass the time. Smith recalled stories of his “Seabee ingenuity” put to good use to both raise morale and help to pass the time. When Smith got on island there was no radio, no form of entertainment or books to read,

NRL develops lighter, field-repairable transparent armor By Daniel Parry U.S. Naval Research Laboratory PAO

WASHINGTON (NNS) – Research chemists at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor to reduce weight, inherent in most bulletresistant glass, while maintaining superior ballistic properties. Thermoplastic elastomers are soft, rubbery polymers converted by physical means, rather than a chemical process, to a solid. Consequently, the solidification is

reversible and enables damaged armor surfaces to be repaired “on the fly” in the field. “Heating the material above the softening point – around 100 degrees Celsius – melts the small crystallites, enabling the fracture surfaces to melt together and reform via diffusion,” said Dr. Mike Roland, senior scientist, NRL Soft Matter Physics. “This can be accomplished with a hot plate, akin to an iron, that molds the newlyforming surface into a smooth, flat sheet with negligible effect on integrity.” Up to now, NRL scientists have tested

the use of polymeric materials as a coating to achieve improved impact resistance of hard substrates. Applying polyurea and polyisobutylene layers enhances the ballistic performance of armor and helmets, and achieves greater ballistic effectiveness and mitigation of blast waves. By using a variation of employing thermoplastic elastomers, NRL scientists are able to recreate superior ballistic properties of polyurea and polyisobutylene coatings, with the added benefit of the material being transparent, lighter than conventional bullet-resistant glass, and repairable.

save for his Bible. He and his fellow Sailors saw their first movie on island roughly three months after their arrival. Smith also found himself helping his fellow Sailors in any way he could. “You just did what you had to do, with what you had to do it with is what we found out,” said Smith. Smith wasn’t your average storekeeper. He found ways to help with everything from building the 6,000-foot runway, and rolling up his sleeves to assist the medical staff when wounded service members starting arriving on island, to flying combat missions. “When 67 wounded men arrived at the hospital,” recalled Smith, “we had no nurses and we were short of corpsmen. I would help with anything.” Smith also took care of the men he served with; whether by making coconut pies or fresh homemade biscuits, he did his part to help his fellow shipmate. “I had one of the welders make me a stove, 24 inches wide, 4-feet-high, that I used to make homemade biscuits,” recalled Smith, who also had a pig roast a time or two. Smith, who today resides in Durham, N.C., looks more like a 90-year-old than an active centurion. Smith enjoyed reflecting on his time in service and offered advice to the generations of Sailors and Seabees serving today. “Do your best all the time,” said Smith, who truly did his best while serving his country as a Seabee. For more news from Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, visit http:// www. navy. mil/local/necc.



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MK 18 deployment team makes historic AMCM flight From NSWC PCD Office of Public Affairs (Code 1031)


ANAMA CITY, Fla. (NNS) – For years, the U.S. Navy has swept the water columns in various ways for mines, to include using a Mk-107 sled towed by a MH-53E helicopter. This demonstration proved a possible lighter, less time intensive way to sweep for mines in theater and deployed a MK-18 Mod 2 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) from a MH-60S aircraft. According to NSWC PCD MH-60S Integration Lead Tim Currie, Naval Air Systems Command HX-21 test pilots used a NSWC PCD “Dragon Master” MH-60S helicopter with the MK18 MOD2 mass model to transit a short distance to the operational area near the NSWC PCD sea wall. “Once in a hover, the crewman streamed the mass model and adapter into the water and initiated release of the MK18 MOD2 mass model. Once the MK18 MOD2 mass model was released from the UUV adapter the crewman retrieved the adapter back to storage position on the side of the aircraft,” said Currie. “The total operation, from liftoff to touchdown, took 18 minutes. The release of the mass model and recovery of the UUV adapter took approximately three minutes.” Currie said no anomalies or

equipment issues occurred during any phase of the flight. The aircrew, aircraft, and UUV adapter returned to base safely. The mass model was retrieved from the bay and returned to the hangar shortly after liftoff. “This program has been funded by the NISE program with the goal of providing internal warfare funds to incubate promising new technologies that will improve the capabilities of the Navy,” said Currie. “The Fleet demand for the capabilities that the MK18 MOD2 brings to the Navy grows every day. We hope that this work furthers that goal.” The demonstration was Naval Innovative Science and Engineering (NISE) funded by Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division. Test scientists, engineers and military pilots from NSWC PCD, Naval Air Systems Command HX-21


Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division “Dragon Master” air crew, scientists and engineers successfully deploy a Mk-18 underwater unmanned vehicle Feb. 1 in the waters of St. Andrew Bay in Panama City, Fla. The test flight and deployment demonstration, the first of its kind, took 18 minutes. Photo by Ron Newsome.

Squadron and PMA-299, NAVSEA PMS 408, and Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport collaborated on the event. “This was a perfect collaboration between government and industry,” said Currie. “Our industry partners and Concurrent Technologies/EVC had the vision to design the UUV adapter device on internal funding, knowing that this was a needed capability for the U.S. Navy.” Currie said the next challenge is phase two: Recovery of MK18 Mod 2 from the aircraft. “We are working with NUWC Keyport on the recovery device and two Keyport engineers were onsite for phase

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one of the test. We wanted them to see a flight first hand to aid in their design for the recovery device,” said Currie. “Lessons learned from the initial in water testing have been included in the second prototype design and we expect to have a functional prototype by April of this year. In April, we will be back pierside conducting in water testing of the recovery device and I will provide periodic updates to that progress. Phase two flight testing is scheduled for the first quarter of FY18.” NAVSEA Warfare Center Executive Director Don McCormack congratulated the MH-60S, MK-18 deployment

team via e-mail Feb. 2. “Congratulations on yesterday’s successful demonstration. This is a great good news story for the warfare centers, our industry partners and the Expeditionary MCM Warrior. I look forward to the same success with the retrieval aspect,” he wrote. “The real winner will be when this capability is operationalized for the warfighter.” For more information, visit www. navy.mil, www. facebook. com/ usnavy, or www. twitter. com/usnavy. For more news from Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, visit www. navy. mil/local/NSWC/.



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Changes to TRICARE and dental benefits with new options By Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office


o you know the difference between TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Standard? Don Nelson, the health benefits adviser with Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC), has answered that question plus many more that pertain to TRICARE benefits. “A big difference between Prime and Standard is the freedom of choice,” Nelson said, “Tricare Standard gives you options to go out in town but you have to pay a deductible and co-pay. With Tricare Prime, you are seen on-base at no cost,” (except if you are a retiree with TRICARE Prime; you pay a yearly cost to be a part of TRICARE Prime). Nelson has worked in the NBHC medical building onboard NAS Whiting Field for 11 years. Nelson retired as a master chief and served 26 years in the Navy as a hospital corpsman. Were you aware of the new ways to receive care when you are hurt or sick? Another option is the use of urgent care centers (UCC), which are available for all TRICARE beneficiaries. You are given a maximum of two visits per fiscal year without a referral. A piece of advice from Nelson: “If you use the

nurse advice line and speak with a nurse, it does not count against your two allowable urgent care visits (if the nurse decides you should be seen) for the fiscal year, so it is worth making the call.” UCCs are located in several locations off-base and now on the installation. The nurse advice line is 800-TRICARE (800-8742273) and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The registered nurses on the line help callers make informed decisions about self-care at home or when to see a health care provider. The NBHC has urgent care center hours 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day of the week including holidays. Visit the UCC for acute care concerns such as minor lacerations and injuries, fevers, sore throat and cough. For UCC appointments call (850) 505-6731. NBHC Whiting Field enrollees also have the option for same-day ap-

A Sailor receives prescription medications directly to his home via TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. Home delivery offers a safe, affordable and convenient method of getting prescriptions delivered through the U.S. Postal Service. Photo by Jacob Sippel

pointments during normal clinic hours, but check for appointment availability before visiting the UCC. Family Medicine at (850) 623-7551 and Aviation/ Military Medicine at (850) 623-7151, both are open Monday through

Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. An important note for urgent care vs. emergency

care is that if you have an emergent care need, go directly to the emergency room. Emergency room visits do not require a referral and all information is automatically sent to your primary care facility after care is given. Another important change will be that in 2018, TRICARE’s regions are changing. The number of regions will change from three to two; NorthSouth-West regions will become East Region and West Region. There are also changes that will take effect May 1 of this year for dental

coverage. The dental contracts will be changing from Met Life to United Concordia as the new carrier. For questions call (844) 653-4061 (CONUS) or visit www.uccitdp.com. Nelson is available in the NBHC and by appointment to answer questions concerning TRICARE beneficiaries’ issues and can also help lead patients in the right direction for dental care concerns as well. For more information or questions, call Nelson at (850) 623-7399 or by e-mail at don.l.nelson3.civ @mail.mil or TRICARE (800) 444-5445. For further questions visit www.tricare.mil.


The NBHC has urgent care center hours 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day of the week including holidays. Visit the UCC for acute care concerns such as minor lacerations and injuries, fevers, sore throat and cough. For UCC appointments call (850) 505-6731.

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MWR announces Summer Camp Expo The Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Morale, Welfare and Recreation department has scheduled a Summer Camp Expo from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow, March 18, at the NAS Pensacola Indoor Pool Building, Bldg. 3828, located on Turner Street behind Starbucks. The event will give parents resources to plan activities for their children throughout the summer. For more information, call 452-9429.

Virginia College celebrating spring Virginia College in Pensacola, 312 East Nine Mile Road, Suite 34, has scheduled a Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, March 17. The event is free and open to the public with food, giveaways and spring-themed activities for all ages, including free popsicles. Attendees are also invited to enjoy program-related activities and campus tours. Additionally, Cosmetology students will offer St. Patrick’s Day-themed face painting, green manicures and free standard haircuts for children ages 12 and younger. For more information, call 436-8444.

Wahoos looking for local performers The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are looking for local performers to show off their talents through National Anthem performances, main gate entertainment and in-game fun. The Pensacola’s Got Talent audition event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow, March 18, at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Individuals and groups can reserve an audition spot by calling 934-8444. Auditions will be held on the field in front of a panel of judges from WEAR-TV, 97.1 FM The Ticket, the Pensacola News Journal and the Blue Wahoos. The first game of the 2017 regular season at Blue Wahoos Stadium is scheduled for April 6 against the Tennessee Smokies. For more information, go to www.BlueWahoos.com.

American Legion car shows planned

American Legion Post No. 240, 8666 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting a series of car show from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of every month until November. The events are open to the public. Cars trucks, motorcycles and rat rods can be registered for a donation of $5. The events will also feature fried catfish beginning at noon until the fish runs out. For more information, contact Trent Hathaway at trentdhathaway@gmail.com.

Veterans coalition plans symposium

The Veterans Coalition of Northwest Florida will present the Greater Pensacola Veterans and Families Symposium and Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25 at the UWF Conference Center, Bldg. 22, 1100 Veterans Parkway. The event is open to all U.S. military veterans and their families. There will be presentations on the latest information pertaining to VA benefits, business ownership for veterans, new educational opportunities, family life and quality of life issues. Admission is free. Registration will be available at the door. To register in advance or for more information, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thegreater-pensacola-veterans-families-symposium-ex po-tickets-30965384298?aff=es2.

Flight Academy offering spring cruises The National Flight Academy, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, has announced spring break three-day cruise programs. Registration is open for fifth-grade through 12th-grade students. The subject matter areas will include aerodynamics, meteorology and physics. Programs are scheduled for March 19-21, April 9-11 and April 16-18. The cost is $399 per student. For registration information, call 308-8948 or go to www.National FlightAcademy.com.

Astronaut to speak at UWF conference The16th annual Women’s Studies Conference at UWF is scheduled 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 24 from in the UWF Conference Center. The luncheon presentation will be delivered by Dione King, this year’s recipient of the Mary F. Rogers Faculty Award for Women’s Studies. King is an assistant professor of social work, and her research centers on domestic violence. The keynote address will be delivered at 6 p.m. by retired Navy Capt. Wendy B. Lawrence. Her talk is titled “There Goes One – My Journey to Success in a Man’s World.” Lawrence is a veteran NASA astronaut and one of the first female helicopter pilots to serve a long deployment over the Indian Ocean. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, go to at https://uwfwomenstudiesconference.wordpress.com/.

Japanese film to be shown March 30

The Pensacola Jewish Federation and the JapanAmerica Society of Northwest Florida have scheduled a screening of the film “Persona Non Grata” at

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Expecting? NMCRS can help All expectant families or families of recently adopted infants from all branches (active-duty, retirees and their dependents) are welcome to attend Budget for Baby classes offered by the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). Class participants can register to receive a handknitted blanket and learn how to develop and implement a savings plan to meet the needs of their new families. They will learn about local resources, financial assistance and volunteer opportunities, and they will have fun while attending. Eligible families will also receive a baby layette. Classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon April 13 and May 11 and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 8. at the NASP NMCRS office, 91 Radford Blvd., Bldg. 191. For more information or to register, call 452-2300. 6 p.m. March 30 at the Temple Beth El. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. The movie tells the true story of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who acted against orders and saved lives of some 6,000 Jewish refugees by issuing transit visas to Japan during World War II. Sugihara was born in Yaotsu near the City of Gero, Japan. The film is being screened in Pensacola, Gero’s sister city, during the visit of the 24th delegation from Gero to Pensacola including 20 junior high school students and three adults. For more information, e-mail info@jasnwfl.org.

Military parents can get special training A free STOMP (Specialized Training for Military Parents) workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29-30 at the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System Classroom at the J.E. Hall Center, 30 East Texar Drive. Register online for the STOMP workshop at: https://pensacola-stomp.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Carissa Bergosh, School Liaison Officer at 712-4105 or carissa.bergosh@navy.mil.

Blue Angels the subject of new book Maureen Smith Keillor and Evelyn Wheeler have teamed up on a new book, “Images of Modern America: the Blue Angels.” Several local events are planned: • A book signing is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 18 at Barnes & Nobles, The Cordova Crossing,1200 Airport Blvd. • Keillor will give a presentation about the book at 6 p.m. March 22 at Pensacola Library, 239 North Spring St. The book features images from a variety of sources including the Emil Buehler Library at the National Naval Aviation Museum. For more information, go to https://www.amazon.com/Maureen-Smith-Keillor/e/B00I1Z8J8G.

Models wanted for NEX fashion show Models are needed for an upcoming spring fashion show at the Navy Exchange (NEX) Pensacola Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. The show is scheduled for April 1. If you would like to participate, sign up in the customer service department by March 16. Activities will include a celebration of the NEX’s 71st birthday and a visit by the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 458-8258.

Commissary to be open on Easter Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, will be open regular hours (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on Easter, April 16. A Pensacola Commissary Customer Appreciation Case Lot sale is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28-29 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30. For more information, call 452-6880.

Golf tournament supports NMCRS The 17th annual Pen Air Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is scheduled for March 31 at A.C. Read Golf Course aboard NAS Pensacola. Since 2000, the credit union has supported the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society by providing financial gifts totaling more than $400,000. The tournament format will be four-person scramble. To register, complete a registration form with payment and mail or drop off to: Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Attn: NMCRS Golf Tournament, 1495 East Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL 32514. Registration deadline is March 24. Checks should be made payable to Pen Air Federal Credit Union. For more information, contact Melissa Dan-

dridge, public relations specialist, by phone at 5053200, ext. 7773, or by e-mail at dandme@penair.org or go to www.penair.org/home/about/communerosity/golf_tournament?.

Run scheduled for April 1 in Navarre

Registration is open for 11th annual Michele Hill Foundation Raider Run, which is scheduled for April 1. Discounts are available for active and retired military, civil service employees, track club members, and students. The race features a 10K run and a 5K run/walk/baby jogger/wheelchair event which starts and ends at the Navarre Youth Sports Association. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund scholarships for area students to attend college. Register at http://www.eteamz.com/michelehillraiderun or http://www.active.com/navarre-fl/running/distancerunning-races/michele-hill-raider-run-2017. For more information, contact: Joe Hill at (850) 5822946 or joehill@raiderrun.com.

Writers welcome at open mic event

The West Florida Literary Federation (WFLF) presents a free open mic event each month for writers to share original prose and poetry. The next open mic event is scheduled for March 21 at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St., Room 201. The guest speaker will be local writer/editor Katherine Nelson-Born. Born is a professor of English at Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Ala. Her poetry chapbook, “When Mockingbirds Sing,” was released in 2016. The gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m., followed immediately by open mic at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 723-2112 or go to www.wflf.org.

Navy nurses planning an open house

The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Navy Nurse Corps Association are planning an open house event from 5:30 p.m. 8 p.m. March 24. All former, current, reserve and retired Navy nurses are invited. Future Navy nurses are also welcome. The next chapter membership luncheon meeting is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. April 7 at Sonny’s BBQ, 630 North Navy Blvd. For more information or to make reservations, contact President Susie McCord at 776-2123 (e-mail: tamb1466@gmail.com) or Vicki Coyle at (251) 942-6382 (e-mail: vcoyle@gulftel.com).

Kidney Walk scheduled for April 1

The third annual Kidney Walk is scheduled for April 1 at Pensacola Beach. The event calls attention the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation. This year’s presenting sponsor is Fresenius Kidney Care. The walk is being held to remember Nancy Grigsby, one of the dedicated committee chairs that was instrumental in bringing the Kidney Walk to Pensacola. For more information contact Savanna Pitard at the National Kidney Foundation of Florida spitard@kidneyfla.org, call (407) 894-7325 or go to www.floridakidneywalk.org.

Small business workshops announced

The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) at the University of West Florida (UWF) is presenting the following workshops: • “Starting a Business,” 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 31 at the FSBDC office at UWF, 9999 University Parkway. Take the first step in starting your small business. Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Attendance fee is $50 (cash or check at the door) for the public and free for UWF students and employees. • “Business Model Canvas,” 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 28 at the FSBDC office at UWF, 9999 University Parkway. The workshop session will cover effectively using resources, strategic partnerships and delivering clear messages of your product value to customers. Cost: $50. Pre-registration recommended. It is part of the Business Boot Camp for new and pre-venture businesses. To register, call 474-2528. For more information, go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “training opportunities.”

Women’s group plans retreat April 8 The annual ladies retreat presented by the Protestant Women of the Chapel at Naval Air Station Pensacola is scheduled for April 8 at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. Guest speaker will be Caitlin Gibson, a military wife and Christian speaker. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register, text or call Linda Hawthorne at 2216050 or Wanda Roberts at 291-4545.

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CIWT announces Civilians of the Year; See page B2 Spotlight

: h c r Ma an c i r e Am ross C d e R h t n Mo “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

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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 this year. From the first day of enlistment, service members and their

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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 http://www.redcross.org/gethelp/military-families/deployment-services for more. • Emergency communications: The American Red Cross Hero Care Center is available 7

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

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emergency communications specialist call: 1 (877) 2727337. During Red Cross Month, become a part of the Red Cross. In Pensacola, contact American Red Cross of Northwest Florida (http://www.redcross.org/fl/pensacola); at 222 North Baylen St., Pensacola, FL 32502 or call 4327601. 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 & 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 The first day of spring is one thing and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. – Henry Van Dyke In the spring I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of four and 20 hours. – Mark Twain




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CIWT announces Civilians of the Year By MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs


enter for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) onboard NAS Pensacola Corry Station announced its 2016 Civilians of the Year (CoY) March 6. CIWT selected Deborah Phillips, its civilian personnel program coordinator, as senior-grade CoY; and Adolfo Demontalvo, administrative officer for Information Warfare Command Training (IWTC) Corry Station, as its mid-grade CoY. Phillips led the CIWT Civilian Personnel department to achieve and maintain 92 percent manning of civilian positions by efficiently and expeditiously processing all civilian vaShe also cancies. directed the civilian performance management system, ensuring all employees received an accurate evaluation. Her contributions led to CIWT earning Naval Education and Training Command’s Total Force Management Red “T” functional merit award

and the overall Training Excellence White “T.” “It is a great honor to be selected as CIWT’s senior Civilian of the Year,” Phillips said.

“The CIWT mission requires full performance from all of its civilian and military employees in order to meet the goals of our leadership. Because all of our contributions are so valuable to the mission, being named the Civilian of the Year is indisputably the highlight of my career.”

Demontalvo’s efforts improved work efficiency and communication throughout the department. He personally reviewed, updated and submitted for approval 34 of the 54 active IWTC Corry Station instructions and 24 command notices. To better prepare his junior Sailors for success in their careers and improve customer service, Demontalvo established a professional training plan and provided onthe-job training for the entire administrative staff. Additionally, he created standard operating procedures for all 14 positions in his department. “I am thankful to work for an organization that appreciates and recognizes its staff for their efforts,” said Demontalvo. “It’s a great feeling knowing that your

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work is helping other people, and being chosen for this award lets me know that my efforts are having a positive im-

pact across the organization.” Center for Information Warfare Training delivers trained infor-

mation warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit http://www. navy. mil/ local/ cid/, http:// www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ ciwt/, http:// www. facebook. com/ NavyCIWT, or http:// www. twitter. com/ NavyCIWT.

‘First cobia of the year’ celebrated ... Naval Aerospace Medical Institute's (NAMI) Lt. Ian Porter is being credited with catching the first cobia (ling) of the year – in the Pensacola area – on Jan. 28. Porter was fishing from “Jane’s Addiction,” a boat out of NAS Pensacola’s Sherman Cove Marina. The catch was featured on BLAB-TV’s “Catchin’ Fish with Mike Williamson and Bill Menges.” The show aired in February. The cobia had a 38.5 inch fork length and weighed 22 pounds.Retired Navy Capt. Chuck Reese assisted by gaffing the fish. Porter is seen at left with the fish. Photo by retired Navy Capt. Chuck Reese


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• New spouse and newcomer class: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today, March 17. Workshop will acquaint spouses with military and community resources. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 20. A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents welcome. For information or to register, call 452-5990. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 21. Let us show you techniques that will assist in caring for your newborn. This class is designed for the nonpregnant partner. For information or to register, call 452-5990. • Healing the Angry Brain: Six weekly sessions begin 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. March 21. Program offers a neuropsychological approach to understanding anger. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 452-5990. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 31, May 26, June 9 and June 23. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. Be prepared. For information or to register, call 4525609. • TRICARE Benefits for Active-Duty: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 29. For more information or to make reservations, call 4525609. • Job fair: The NASP Fleet and Family Service Center Transition Assistance Program Job Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon April 14 at the NASP Gateway Inn Conference Center, Bldg. 3249. Open to active-duty, retirees, DoD and dependents. Bring your resume and talk to prospective employers. No registration required. For more information, call Lara Sabanosh or Debra Sampson at 452-5620. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. This is the program which must be completed and submitted for transferring individuals/families

Worship schedule NASP Easter schedule Catholic services • Stations of the Cross: 5:30 p.m. each Friday during Lent (through April 7), Corry Station Chapel. • Lenten Suppers: 6 p.m. each Friday during Lent (through April 7), Chapel Hill, Corry Station. • Good Friday: Veneration of the cross and communion, 3 p.m. March 25, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord: 8:30 a.m. April 9, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel; noon, Corry Station Chapel. • Tenebrae: 5:30 p.m. April 10, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Holy Thursday: 7 p.m. April 13, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Good Friday: 3 p.m. April 14, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass, 8 p.m. April 15, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Easter Sunday: April 16. Mass at 8:30 a.m. at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and noon at Corry Station Chapel. Easter Egg hunt, 9:30 a.m. at NASP. Regular services 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.

which have household goods to move. Prior to attending you must have a login name and password created. For information or to register, call 452-5609.

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 and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Preven-

• 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. 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 information, call 4522341. 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 by fellowship at 7:30 p.m.

tion and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-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

• Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 4526376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 6237212. 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 4337311. • 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, Bible study, 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 5545606.

CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO)

Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families throughout Navy Region Southeast to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to be more successful at meeting the unique challenges of military life. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil. Upcoming programs include: • Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 8.0: 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, at NAS Pensacola. Another session is scheduled for April 7 at NAS Whiting Field. The training is designed to teach couples communication skills and ground rules for handling conflict; it also promotes intimacy. The sessions are open to any active duty member and spouse or fiancée. Civilian DoD employees and retired military are also welcome. • Personal Resiliency Workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop will help foster personal holistic growth including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects. Active-duty service members (including active reservists) and their spouses are eligible to attend.

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries. Upcoming events include: • Rock N’ Fly Marathon: March 18 at Pensacola Naval Air Station. • A “Bark” to Remember: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1 at Community Maritime Park. A dog-friendly event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. • FLA-Mom March: March 2425 at Woodham Middle School.


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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.

Professional and backyard barbecue teams will be firing up the grills today and Saturday for the Smokin’ in the Square event in Seville Square.

Story and photo from www.Smokinginthesquare.com

The two-day Smokin’ in the Square event pits professional and backyard barbecue teams against each other for prize money and bragging rights. The event is organized by the Knights of Columbus Milton Council 7027 and sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS). This is the eighth year for the cook-off, which draws local barbecue fans to watch the competition and sample the food. The event also features vendors, arts and crafts, the Bikes on the Bay motorcycle show, a cornhole tournament and live entertainment. Admission to the main

Details • What: Smokin’ in the Square. • When: noon to 9 p.m. today, March 17, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, March 18. • Where: Seville Square. • For more information: Contact Ivan Delabruere by e-mail at Ivan@SmokinIn TheSquare.com or (850) 516-2622. Online, go to www. smokininthesquare.com.

Seville Square event is free. A VIP event is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Lee House, 400 Bayfront Parkway. Limited tickets are available at $50 per person and $80 per couple. For details, go to www.smokininthesquare.com/ home/vip-tickets/.

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of Catholic men. The Milton Council 7027 has more than 250 members. The competitive barbecue fundraiser started in 2008 with a backyard competition held on the festival grounds of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and that event developed into Smokin’ in the Square in 2010. Smokin’ in the Square is a volunteer-run fundraising event. The chairman and organizer, Ivan Delabruere, works with a core team planning each year’s event with the support of members and local sponsors. Each year, the event has grown and now includes an average of 50 pro teams and 25 backyard teams.

At the movies FRIDAY

“The LEGO Batman Movie� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “John Wick: Chapter 2,� R, 7:30 p.m.; “The Great Wall� (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Fist Fight,� R, 8 p.m.


“The Great Wall� (2D), PG-13, noon; “A Dog’s Purpose,� PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “John Wick: Chapter 2,� R, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “The LEGO Batman Movie� (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.; “Fist Fight,� R, 5:30 p.m.; “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter� (2D), R, 8 p.m.


“A Dog’s Purpose,� PG-13, noon; “The Great Wall� (2D), PG-13, 2:10 p.m.; “John Wick: Chapter 2,� R, 4:40 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.; “The LEGO Batman Movie� (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.; “Fist Fight,� R, 5:30 p.m.; “Rings,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed March 20


“The LEGO Batman Movie� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “John Wick: Chapter 2,� R, 7:10 p.m.; Rings,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Fist Fight,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“The LEGO Batman Movie� (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Great Wall� (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “A Dog’s Purpose,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Fist Fight,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“The LEGO Batman Movie� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “John Wick: Chapter 2,� R, 7:10 p.m.; “The Space Between Us,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Great Wall� (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

COST Regular: $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

Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com

• Flea Market rescheduled: Due to rain the MWR Giant Outdoor Flea Market was rescheduled for noon to 4 p.m. March 19. The vendor registration deadline also was extended to noon today, March 17. For more information, call 452-6354. • Free hockey • Spring break tickets: Courtesy activities: Corry Staof Navy Federal tion Teen Center, Credit Union, the 4118 Children’s Way, NASP MWR office Bldg. 4118, will be has free tickets open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. available for the March 20-24 for March 19 Penspring break. Activisacola Ice Flyers ties will include cookMilitary Appreciation Night game. ing club, fit club, hour of code, movie on Tickets are availbase, a Pensacola able to active-duty, Wahoos tour, arts retirees and deand crafts, and pendents at the poster making. RegTickets and Travel istration is free and Office at the NEX open to teen dependShopping Plaza or ents of the military at the MWR adand DoD employees ministration office, 450 Radford Blvd. and permanent contractors. Teens are For more informaable to sponsor nontion, call 452-6354. military guests. For • Fitness alert: more information, call The Radford Fit453-3490. ness Center at Pensacola Naval Air Station will be closed tomorrow, March 18, to support the Rock ’n’ Fly Half Marathon and 5K. To find information on other fitness facilities, go to www.navymwrpensacola.com/fitness/ fitness-centers. • Spring sports: Registration is open for spring sports – soccer, baseball and T-Ball – at the Corry Station Youth Center (Bldg. 4118). Sports are open to military and DoD civilian dependents ages 4-14. Registration is open through March 31 with skills assessment April 1. Sport fees $50. Coaches are also needed. For information, call 453-3490. • Backpacking 101 Skills Course: MWR Community Recreation is offering a backpacking skills course as training for scheduled trips. Multiple weekend courses continue through June. First trips will be in May and June to Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Ala. Cost is $35. Sign up at Tickets and Travel Office, Bldg. 3787, at NASP Corry Station. For more information, call 281-5489 or 452-6354. • Paul Revere’s Night Ride of April 1775: 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the Navy Wellness Center. Spin outdoors under the gazebo. Participants will take a virtual ride through history along route Paul Revere took and listen to Longfellow’s “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.â€? For more information, call 452-6802.

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 http://naspensacola-mwr.com.


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Marketplace Publication date every Friday except Christmas and New Years Deadline to place an ad is anoon Monday, the week of the publication. Place your ad online at www.gosportpensacola.com Place your ad by phone at 850-433-1166 ext. 29 Mon–Fri 8:30 am to 5 pm

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Articles for Sale

Articles for Sale

Retired military couple for basic handyman experience. 55+ active senior apartments by Corry Complex VA. Free rent + $. 850-221-6929

Sandy’s Good Times Dance. Friday nights blast from oldies. Saturday nights good times. Each night $10. 8-11pm. Doors open 7:45pm. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850458-1979. pensacoladanceclub. com.

Solid Oak glass 3 piece display case with touch control lights $325 5’ X 7’ beige floral area rug $65 utility yard trailer $425 call 850712-3870

2 plots in Garden of Honor ll, #145C 1&2. 1 vault, 1 open and close, and 1 companion granite marker base. $5500.00 OBO. 850-626-4710

Surf board. Perfection brand. Maui Ripper model. 7 ft 4 in, tri-fin with leash. Exceptional quality. Retails $500. Sell for $75. 4971167

S y l v a n i a television, 28 inches. VCR player/recorder. $110.850-2219692

Pet/house sitting. Many references, prefer cats and dogs. 850-2219692 Garage Sales Garage Sales C A R D O N ESTATE SALE EAST HILL. 9am to 3pm Fri & Sat March 17th & 18th 3939 Menendez drive 32503. Full house & basement, a n t i q u e s , furnitures, collectibles, washer & dryer, flat screen tv, kitchen. Call 850-433-6427

Buying Comics & Sports Cards. Check out our collectible store at 3103 West Michigan Ave. Archery bear Call Florida C’s takedown reat 850-637-1989 curve. Quiver, carbon arrows, Video Games & arm guard and a Systems. Play- new target block. station, Xbox, $75 for all. 417Wii, Gamecube 1694 & More! Check out our collect- Trolling motor ible store at 3103 electric. MinnWest Michigan Kota. TransomAve. Call Florida mount pushes a C’s at 850-637- 12 foot Jon boat 1989 at 10 mph. Great condition. $35. 454-9486

Got something to sell? Call 850.433.1166 ext. 29 for more info.

Auto Auto 2012 Audi TT Premium Plus trim pkg. 32,600 miles. Beautiful car. Excellent condition. $23,700. 850439-6681



2007 18’ Beachcomber P o n t o o n with 50 HP Yamaha. 2015 Galvanized t r a i l e r , Hummingbird 525C fishfinder/ GPS, vests, plus more. $12,595. HONDA GOLD- 850-586-9061 WING 1800, 2002 Beautiful, Truck cap CMI, Low miles, Like brand, short 6.6 new, Loaded, Ga- bed fits gmc/ rage kept. Asking chevy’s 99-09? $10k. May take Silverado’s. Red, freshwater boat nice cond. askin trade. 850-572- ing $350.00. Call (603)-801-9090 4757 2006 Triumph Tiger 955i, Pelican 2600 cases, engine guards, excellent mechanical condition, 26,000 miles, bubbles in decals, $3,500 OBO

Harley-Davidson 2009 CVO Fat Bob, 8377mi, garaged, orig owner, custom heated seat, V&H exhaust, removable windshield, $13K, 978-3401866.

BMW 2003, 325i, steel blue, perfect running condition, leather interior, sun roof, $5500 call Chris 2006 Triumph at 850-466-2795 Tiger 955i for Sale. Phone 850255-5562, One owner, 26,000 miles, Pelican tour boxes, engine guards, more. $3500 OBO.


Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

R e n t a l available 4/1/2017. 3br/2ba house in quiet neighborhood near N A S / C o r r y. No smoking or pets. $1100 rent, $1100 deposit. 850-221-1111

Single/couple to lease 2br/1ba duplex. Great neighbor & area near base. Double closets, laundry w/hookups, self-cleaning oven, dishwasher, fenced backyard w/shed, paved parking. $750/$750. Available to right party. Leave message @ 4386129


Apartment close to NAS. 1 br/1ba; beautiful natural wood, quiet, near water. Washer/dryer in apt. $675/ month military only. Call Jim (850) 7912005 Montana 9705. Mountaineer 36’ 5th wheel w/ Milton 3Br/2Ba. Reese 15K slide 1 car garage. fenced. hitch. Many up- 1/4acr grades and all Pets ok + Pet Storage maint records. Fee. $ 1 5 , 5 0 0 . 0 0 Shed. 10 min to call Jim Whiting. $950/ 8 5 0 . 2 6 0 . 0 6 9 8 mo + deposit. Renovated. Jim any time. @ 850-324-5548

To advertise in the GOSPORT call Becky Hildebrand at 433-1166 ext. 31

2br/1.5ba townhouse close to base. Perdido Bay Golf Club area. $900/mo, $900 deposit. 393-8914

For Sale By Owner, brick ranch, 4/2, 2368 sf, updated, fire place, FL room, near Navy Hospital, in Lake Charlene,179K, 850.501.3857.

Immaculately Remodeled 3/2 home near the base! Home is 1200 sq. ft w/ a 1 car garage an fenced backyard. $124,900, call us today! 850-760- 2921 3/2 1700SQFT Culdisac, aplncs convey. Blues Angel Elmntry. $162K OBO FSBO no Rltrs pls. By apmnt only after 24Mar pre-aprvl ltr rqird. 760-5769646

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