Balfour Beatty community town hall meeting March 26 ...
There will be a Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) town hall meeting regarding community issues at 6 p.m., March 26, at the NAS Pensacola Chapel. NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins will attend, along with BBC community managers, the NASP Police Department, Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast, Gulf Power and Davey Landscaping. BBC residents are invited to come out to learn and share information. Refreshments immediately following at the McKamey Center next door. For more information, call 452-5170.
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Navy announces April SAAPM 2015 theme From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Navy leaders announced March 16 the Department of Defense 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) theme of “Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know your part. Do your part.” The effort will focus on raising awareness and highlighting prevention of sexual violence with an emphasis on bystander intervention. April is an opportunity to build on existing momentum to eliminate the crime of sexual assault and ensure all service members are committed to creating command climates of professionalism, dignity and respect. “As we focus on this year’s theme of ‘Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know your part. Do your part,’ it’s critical that everyone takes time to focus on the areas where they can help, through attention and intervention,” said Rear Adm. Rick Snyder, director, 21st Century Sailor Office. “Sailors at every level of leadership are the ones
that make this not just a successful month, but a sustained and positive campaign to identify situations that pose a risk for sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other criminal behaviors and have the social courage to safely correct harmful behavior.” In addition to making Sailors aware of SAAPM and this year’s theme, commands are encouraged to organize events to highlight the awareness and prevention of sexual assault. Some of the suggested
Spring breaking – at NAS Pensacola ... Students from the Florida College of Aeronautics (FCA) visited NAS Pensacola March 9.They made a pit stop in Pensacola as part of their spring break road trip to visit aviation hot spots around the Southern United States. The FCA students got hands-on aviation knowledge and visited several different training sites on the base, including Training Air Wing Six. Escorts from Training Air Wing Six allowed the students to experience life as a flight student, giving them a tour of simulators, hangar bays and equipment issue. FCA students wore survival gear and sat in a mock ejection seat in order to learn what it really takes to be an aviator when at the controls (Above) At Sherman Field, student naval flight officer Ens. Bo Jaffer shows FCA students the specifics of a T-6 Texan aircraft and explained its different internal systems. Photo by Ens. Emily Wilkin
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NHP: Changes for compound drug coverage By Jason Bortz NHP PAO
Starting May 1, TRICARE will screen all ingredients in compound drug claims at retail pharmacies to ensure they are safe and effective for TRICARE beneficiaries. The screening will also ensure that all components of the compound drug are properly covered by TRICARE. Compound drugs are a combination of drug ingredients pre-
pared by a pharmacist for a patient’s individual needs. Compounding is a common pharmacy practice and many compound drugs will continue to be covered by TRICARE. While some ingredients commonly found in compact drugs are reviewed for safety and efficiency by the Federal Drug Administration, many compounds also contain ingredients that are not
‘Purple Up’ Day April 10 April: Month of the Military Child From UF/IFAS Extension
University of Florida/ IFAS Extension invites everyone across Escambia County to wear purple April 10. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green; Marine red; and Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force blue. Purple Up! acts as a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. UF/IFAS hopes everyone will take this opportunity to celebrate these young heroes. • Ask your local, regional, state and federal officials to wear purple April 10. • Invite coworkers, as well as members of your spiritual community, exercise class, or golf league to join you in showing support for the military youth in your town by wearing purple April 10. For more information contact your local UF/IFAS Extension office, Escambia County at 475-5230.
proven to be safe. The use of compound drugs has increased greatly in recent years. As the use of compound drugs has increased, so too has the cost of compound drugs. The average cost of compound drugs paid by the Department of Defense has risen from an average of $170 per prescription in early FY2012 to $2,135 in early FY2015 according to the De-
fense Health Agency, which manages TRICARE. If a compound drug does not pass an initial screen by Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contactor, there are several options available to beneficiaries. The pharmacist can switch a non-approved ingredient with an approved one or request the doctor write a new prescription. If this is not possible, the doctor may ask Express Scripts to consider other evidence by requesting a
prior authorization. The Defense Health Agency’s highest priority is to provide TRICARE beneficiaries safe and effective care while being responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars. Many compound drugs will still be covered because they include ingredients proven to be safe and effective. For more information about TRICARE coverage of compound drugs, visit www. tricare. mil/ CompoundDrugs.
Naval Intelligence deputy director tours CID Story, photo by Thom Seith CID PAO
The deputy director of Naval Intelligence, Lynn Wright, toured and visited with students in various cyber, intelligence and information systems classes at NASP Corry Station Center for Information Dominance (CID) March 10. Wright was briefed on cyber training and visited with students from various military branches attending the Joint Cyber Analysis, the Information Systems Technician and the Ship’s Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) Increment “F” courses. She also participated in a
form for our country.” The Ship’s Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) Increment “F” course provides training in conducting signals processing functions necessary to acquire, identify, locate, and analyze signals for external and internal information. The Information Systems Technician course teaches network administration, database management, along with computer hardware and software implementation. Graduates are able to operate and maintain Navy IT1 James D. Hartman, instructor at Center for Informa- global satellite telecomtion Dominance, discusses Information Systems Techni- munications systems,
question and answer session with students and instructors during her tour. “I am extremely impressed with the caliber and technical abilities of our young Sailors,” said Wright. “These are 21st
century Sailors learning their craft to become experts in their fields. They are the key to the success of the dynamic missions, both at the service and the national level, which they will be called upon to per-
cian “A” school curriculum and equipment with Lynn Wright, deputy director of Naval Intelligence.
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MWR Flea Market March 22 ...
You can pick up some treasures at the MWR Outdoor Flea Market from noon to 4:30 p.m. March 22 at the MWR Sports Complex on Highway 98 (rain date will be March 29). The market is open to all for buying. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140.
NavSea conducts fly away dive training, prepares for crisis calls Story, photo by Jacqui Barker Office of Public Affairs, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division
PANAMA CITY, Florida – For the U.S. Navy’s 40 saturation divers, requalification on the Fly Away Saturation Diving System (SATFAD) ensures the Navy retains its deep water recovery capability. The Sailors train on the SATFAD system three to four times a year to retain their qualifications on the unique system that allows these Navy divers to execute missions such as deep ocean salvage, aircraft or black box retrieval. “We train so the procedures become routine, and we’re using this opportunity to train now until a real disaster happens,” said Saturation Diving System Program Manager Paul McMurtrie, who is also a retired U.S. Navy Master Diver. “We train here in Panama City, Florida, because this is where the expertise is located, and we can conduct training operations here year round.” The March 2015 SATFAD testing is conducted pierside, and only in 30 feet of seawater, simply to give the divers the opportunity to practice operations such as manned pressurization, manned launch and recovery, watch stander drills and emergency procedures. “It’s a lot of hands-on training,” said McMurtrie. “There is a lot to learn here from the divers who have been doing the job for decades, either in the military or as civilians.” This one-of-a-kind system is owned by Naval Sea Systems Command and maintained by a crew of five civilians from the command’s Supervisor of Diving and Salvage organization. It is a complex combination of pressured dive chambers and metal containers that allow the Sailors to work and live on a barge at sea and dive in the ocean’s depths for up to 30 days. The main chamber, the deck decomSAAPM from page 1
events include hanging ribbons on trees around base, hosting “Meet your SARC and victim advocate” events, organizing skits at the local base theater, and other activities to raise awareness during the month of April. Events can be coordinated with local SAPR professionals to ensure maximum visibility and participation. “We see Sailors stepping up and helping, and we want to encourage that to continue,” said Snyder. “Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is a great opportunity for commands to show their support and focus on eliminating sexual assault.” Sailors and commands can find additional information, references and resources at www. sapr. navy.mil. The website contains turn-key information on organizing and executing SAAPM events. The website also includes resources for victims of sexual assault
who want to reach out for information and support. Sexual Assault Prevention and Response is an important effort in the 21st Century Sailor Office which consolidates programs and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor personal and family readiness and build resilience, enhancing the asymmetric advantage Sailors bring to the force. For more information, go to www.Navy.mil/sapr. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ cnp.
NDC (DSW/SW) Jerry Moreno (Naval Reserve Surge Maintenance Dive Unit, Norfolk, Va.) supports the U.S. Navy’s fly away saturation system (SATFAD) dive bell as it prepares for pier-side submersion during training operations March 10. Moreno, originally from San Antonio,Texas, works with NDC(DSW/SW) Christopher Coreil during two week SATFAD training in Panama City. Coreil is presently assigned to Navy Experimental Diving Unit located in Panama City.
pression chamber, allows the Sailors to achieve desired and pressurized depth only then to connect to a dive bell that is then “locked out” and submerged into the water by way of a hydraulic arm that picks up the dive bell and places it and the men inside into the ocean. This year, 2015, is the Year of the Military CID from page 1
serve as administrators on mainframe computers and network systems throughout the fleet. The Joint Cyber Analysis Course is designed to take joint service members who have minimal computer experience and make them proficient in cyberanalysis within six months. The course is divided into 10 modules and covers 25 topics ranging from computer fundamentals to programming to forensics methodology and malware analysis. Commanding Officer of CID, Capt. Maureen Fox, noted that this was an opportunity for Wright to gain insight into how
Diver (#YOTMD), and the 70th anniversary of Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division. It is also the 100th anniversary of the Mark V dive system, the 40th anniversary of Women in Diving and the 35th anniversary of Naval Diving Salvage Training Center in Panama City.
high-caliber cyber, cryptology, and information technology training is developed and delivered to future information dominance corps warriors. “Today’s visit is another illustration of the way ahead for our training and I'm pleased to have the opportunity to showcase all of these processes,” said Fox. “Realizing the increased demand for this type of training, CID is ready and able to provide a competitive edge in all cyber-domain mission areas.” Based at Corry Station in Pensacola, CID is the Navy’s learning center that leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint forces training in information operations, information warfare, in-
formation technology, cryptology and intelligence. With nearly 1,300 military, civilian and contracted staff members, CID provides training for approximately 24,000 members of the U.S. Armed Services and allied forces each year. CID oversees the development and administration of 226 courses at four commands, two detachments, and 14 learning sites throughout the United States and Japan. For more news and information from Center for Information Dominance, visit www.navy.mil/ or https://www. facebook. com/ pages/Center-for-InformationDominance/ or https:// twitter.com/CenterInfoDom.
NASP Easter/Lent church services From NASP Command Chaplain
Catholic services • Stations of the Cross: 5:30 p.m. each Friday during Lent, Corry Station Chapel. • Lenten Suppers: 6 p.m. each Friday during Lent. • Rite of Initiation of Candidates: 8:30 a.m. March 22, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Palm Sunday of Passion of the Lord: 8:30 a.m. March 29, NASP Chapel; and noon, Corry Station Chapel.
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• Tenebrae Service/Monday of Holy Week: 5:30 p.m. March 30, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Lenten Supper: 6 p.m. March 30, McKamey Center at 6 p.m. • Holy Thursday Mass: 7 p.m. April 2, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Good Friday: Veneration of the Cross and distribution of Communion, 3 p.m. April 3, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Holy Saturday: Catholic Easter Vigil Mass: 8 p.m. April 4, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel.
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
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• Easter Sunday Mass: April 5. Services at 8:30 a.m., Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel; and noon, NASP Corry Station Chapel. Protestant services • Good Friday services: noon and 7 p.m. April 3, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Easter Sunrise service: 6:30 a.m. April 5, Five Flags Pavilion. • Easter Sunday service: 10:15 a.m. April 5, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Younger Louder Later Contemporary Service: 6 p.m. April 5, All Faiths Chapel.
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Now I can eat my omelets without feeling guilty By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
Give up cholesterol after Fat Tuesday? Fat chance. Last month, news broke that the U.S. government’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee had found that cholesterol in the diet is no longer considered to be a “nutrient of concern.” So, after 40 years of being told that we should avoid eggs, bacon and cheese, we can now belly up to a nice big omelet without worrying that it will clog our arteries. This recent flip in the government’s nutrition recommendations follows the USDA scrapping its long-standing Food Pyramid in 2011, and replacing it with the simplified “My Plate” graphic (choosemyplate.gov). This change was made in the face of overwhelming research indicating that the low-fat trend that started in the 1970s contributed significantly to the diabetes and obesity epidemics in the US. The My Plate guidelines still advocate a diet low in cholesterol; however, it is expected that the USDA will soon remove this admonition based on the advisory committee’s report. Although the My Plate daily
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allowances of 50 percent vegetables and fruit, 30 percent grains and 20 percent protein are still being criticized as skewed to appease agricultural industry lobbyists, they are considered a vast improvement over the outdated Food Pyramid advice to use fat “sparingly” and eat “six to 11 servings of bread, cereal, rice and pasta” daily. Personally, I feel vindicated. As a frequent low-carb dieter, I have always felt a twinge of embarrassment in the commissary check out line, while heaping eggs, bacon, cheese, pork rinds and mayonnaise onto the belt. Throughout the years, many of my military spouse friends looked at me with a judgmental grimace and said, “You’re not doing that Atkins diet again, are you?” Sometimes I would lie and tell them, “Oh, heck no, I’m doing a much healthier diet that’s low in fat.” Little did they know, I was shoveling nuts, spearing olives, slicing steaks, and slathering cream cheese to my heart’s content (pun intended). The first time I discovered low-carb diets was in 1999 while stationed in Norfolk, Va., and although it seemed counter-intuitive to count carbs
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. rather than fat, I decided to give it a shot. A couple of weeks into the diet, I had eaten more eggs than Cool Hand Luke and was five pounds of toxin-flushing water
weight down. Other than nagging constipation and debilitating fatigue, I felt fabulous, and continued fibbing to my military spouse friends until I had lost 20 pounds and some change. However, I am a chronic yoyo dieter with a deeply-ingrained feast-or-famine mentality. So, as soon as a holiday or special occasion rolls around, I fall off the low-carb cliff into an abyss of gluttony. When I finally emerge from the splurge, I use the lull between special occasions to diet again.
Now that the plastic-beaded debauchery of Fat Tuesday is behind me, Lent is an opportune time for me to sacrifice some carbs again. I just hope that when Easter rolls around, I won’t fall off the wagon and find myself gobbling a pound each of ham, scalloped potatoes and chocolate in one sitting. I always feel guilty about cheating on my low-carb diet, but now, thanks to the new nutrition guidelines, at least I no longer have to feel guilty about my low-carb diet itself. Omelets anyone?
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Boss Frosch’s Blue Angels blog By Capt. Tom Frosch Commanding Officer, United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
est wishes from the Imperial Valley, the winter training home of your United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. It is my honor and pleasure to be with the team for another year, and to once again welcome you to the opening of the air show season. With the first air show just days away, we are making our final preparations for the first demonstration, and I am confident you’ll be just as impressed with the team as I am. This year promises to be our most exciting year yet, and we could not be more pleased to kick off the 2015 air show season March 14 at our winter training home, Naval Air Facility, El Centro, Calif. If you’ve never been to an air show before, I encourage you to take the time this year to visit us at a show. Each air show offers a small glimpse into what fleet aviation looks like – from the maintainers that sustain our aircraft to the pilots that fly each demonstration. Each member of our team
is an active duty or reserve member of your U.S. military, and attending an air show will give you an up-close and personal look behind the scenes of what your Navy and Marine Corps Sailors and Marines do every single day. The Blue Angels’ 130 Sailors and Marines truly represent the rich tradition of excellence instituted by those who have served before us, and upheld by those serving now. No one can serve in a Blue Angel uniform forever. During our tour, each of us serves knowing that there are tens of thousands of America’s finest young men and women deployed around the world protecting and defending America right now. And it is
U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, right wing pilot Lt. Matt Suyderhoud flies in formation with the diamond pilots over Naval Air Facility El Centro during a practice demonstration. The Blue Angels recently finished winter training where pilots must complete 120 practice flights before kicking off the 2015 air show season. Photo by MC2 Andrea Perez
for them that we must continue to serve as the very best representatives of the Navy and Marine Corps. We never forget that we represent the more than 540,000 Sailors and Marines serving around the clock. At every show, we dedicate our efforts to them and strive to serve as positive representatives of their hard work and sacrifice. Our passion for naval serv-
ice and naval aviation is the message we wish to convey to young men and women across our great nation and across the globe. Our goal for 2015 continues to be focused on inspiring Americans to aspire to excellence not just in naval aviation or the military, but in all areas of their lives. My challenge to you is to come out to one of our air shows during the Blue Angels 2015 season
and be inspired and motivated by what you see our Navy and Marine Corps men and women accomplishing today. You can take a look at our 2015 and 2016 show schedules by visiting our website, or following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. I am inspired by our team every day, and I know you will be, too. We will see you at a show.
20-year project captures Navy’s women’s history By Daniel L. Kuester U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) – Some of the earliest women in America’s Navy have a new place where their stories are being told, at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, R.I., through a project just completed by college archivists. An oral history project more than 20 years in the making, the Naval Historical Collection at NWC collected and preserved the firsthand accounts of female Sailors and Marines in the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). Their stories are now available online for the first time. Before the WAVES program was established in 1942, women had very limited roles and served mostly as nurses or clerks. It wasn’t until 1948, when the U.S. enacted the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act that women were able to serve as permanent, regular members of the armed forces. The experiences of many of these ground-breaking Sailors have never been told completely. “There was some documentation for
A file photograph dated July 24, 1945, shows the first group of WAVES to report for duty with VR-12 at NAS Quonset Point, R.I. Identifiable rating badges are specialist (teacher), indicating that these WAVES operated the squadron’s Link training unit. U.S. Navy photo
WAVES officers,” said Scott Reilly, NWC archivist who helped complete the digitization of the women’s stories. “But there was really little that had ever been done to collect the experiences of the rank and file of the WAVES until this project.” More than 80 interviews with WAVES, SPARS (the Coast Guard equivalent) and others were recorded.
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According to Reilly, he hasn’t heard of any other WAVES collection this comprehensive – both in quantity and context. These stories are about more than just their military experiences. “They don’t talk just about their Navy service,” said Reilly. “They talk about their lives in general, and they offer insights into women’s lives in the ’30s and ’40s. They talk about their
lives before and after the service, where they came from and their education. They give you a sense of this particular era. “We’re making sure that their experiences are being captured for the benefit of future generations.” These oral histories are valuable in that they not only tell our history, but also highlight the many contributions of women to our Navy. “You always have the official record, but that doesn’t always tell you what actually went on,” said Reilly. “The official written records only tell you so much, but personal papers can tell you more. And oral histories can sometimes tell you even more than that.” “Without the oral history project, we probably wouldn’t have their stories,” said Reilly. “Many of those memories and those experiences of that generation are being lost every day.” More than 86,000 women served in the WAVES. To hear their stories, visit https://usnwcarchive.org/collections/show/25. For more news from Naval War College, visit www.navy.mil/local/nwc/.
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Quilt of Valor presented to NATTC commanding officer By Rai Lopez CNATT Public Affairs
apt. Alan Dean, commanding officer of Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) received a handmade quilt from the Flying Needles Quilt Guild of Niceville during a small ceremony March 6, as part of the Quilt of Valor program. The mission of the Quilt of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. Dean was nominated to receive the Quilt of Valor by retired Navy ordnance officer Lt. James Warburton. Warburton served with Dean when both were airmen in the very first command of their career, Helicopter Mine Counter Measures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14) in 1980. They also served together again in Attack Squadron Twenty Seven (VFA-27) in 1992. Warburton is a volunteer presenter for the Quilts of Valor Foundation in Utah. The quilt was presented to Dean during the ceremony by retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ginger Maddox, a guild coordinator for the Quilt of Valor project. “Quilters say every quilt tells a story,” said Maddox. “The story of this quilt began in Niceville in the hands of someone who shares your love of country. As of today, the story of this quilt becomes your story.” The Quilt of Valor was presented to Dean in honor of his 36 years of service. Dean enlisted in
Capt. Alan Dean, commanding officer, Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) is presented with a quilt by members of the Flying Needles Quilt Guild in Niceville, as part of the Quilt of Valor project, to honor his service of more than 30 years. Photo by Ens. Michael Torres
the Navy in 1979 and was commissioned through the Navy Limited Duty Officer Program in 1990. His service includes military operations at GONZO Station, Operations Earnest Will, Restore Hope, Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Bosnia and Kosovo, and Desert Fox. Dean assumed command of NATTC in August 2013. “What we get out of this project is the pleasure of serving others by sharing our love of quilting with those who have served our country,” added Maddox. “It’s not the fabric or the colors that make a quilt a Quilt of Valor, it’s the recipient.” Dean accepted the quilt and thanked the foundation for all their time, commitment and support.
“It was an honor to receive this quilt,” said Dean. “I am grateful to the quilt guild and their support they have provided for our servicemen and women over the years.” According to the foundation, more than 114,500 quilts to date have been presented to service members and veterans. Last year, the Flying Needles made 88 quilts; 10 were distributed throughout the Northwest Florida region. Quilts of Valor began in 2003 and has become a national grassroots community service effort, connecting the home front with military warriors and veterans. For more information on the Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit the NATTC webpage: https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cnatt/nattc. For additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website: https://www.netc.navy.mil.
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Third ITT Travel Expo a hit at NASWF By Ens. Jon Spoehr NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
he third annual NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) ITT Travel Expo brought active-duty service members, DoD civilians and their families together with vendors from five states from across the Gulf Coast region. The ITT Office as part of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department, helps military families enjoy attractions and travel at discounted rates. “I am so very pleased at how this show turned out,” said Marcy Allen, ITT event coordinator. “Our expectations were exceeded tremendously. These events require the support of the community, which we received fully.” The ITT Travel Expo, though only in its third year, has become an annual event helping to increase awareness of all the leisure opportunities provided to the military. Often, companies and organizations wish to thank the military and their families for their service by offering deals and discounted prices. All of these vendors are part of the military Travel Voucher Program. The representative
from the Wyndam Group was able to describe the program as an opportunity to provide a service to the military in the way of rooms and other services at discounted rates. Vendors from Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Texas and Georgia promoted a variety of attractions and hotel accommodations to more than 300 attendees. Representatives also endorsed tourism of their local areas. Local vendors including Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center and Visit Pensacola were also in attendance, showing their support for the NAS Whiting Field MWR and ITT offices. “This is a great opportunity
Kudzu, the Pensacola Blue Wahoo mascot, wanders the Naval Air Station Whiting Field ITT Travel Expo as other vendors set up their displays. The Blue Wahoos were one of more than 50 organizations attending the third annual expo to present information to the NAS Whiting Field military personnel, family members and base employees. Photo by Ens. Andrew Groh
to offer our service men and women some travel and leisure around the immediate area and beyond,” noted NASWF CO Capt. Todd Bahlau, while looking at the vendors and seeing the deals that are being offered. “It is great for these companies to take time out of their busy schedule to offer the deals that they have.” Representatives from Best Western, Wyndham, the Pirates
Dinner Theatre (an alpine village in Georgia), Universal Studios, Gatorland, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and many others were in attendance offering information for the service members and their families. The event is a win-win, as the vendors get to promote their products, while the families have a one-stop shop for learning about travel opportunities of which they may not be aware.
Many vendors have already expressed the success of this event and look forward to participating next year. “We work to provide great benefits to the servicemen and women and getting the word out is often our biggest obstacle. Events like this one allow us to reach a wider audience,” affirmed Allen. “It is my hope that this event continues long into the future.”
Couples build trust at Adventures Unlimited By Ens. Jon Spoehr NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s (NASWF) Religious Ministries team recently provided couples an opportunity to attend a one-day retreat designed to help build trust in stressful situations. Ranging from recently engaged couples to those who have been married for many years, the Feb. 21 event sought to strengthen relationships through improved communications. Retreat attendees spent the day at Adventures Unlimited, a nearby park that offers many attractions including zip-lines, high and low ropes course and camp sites. Just north of NAS Whiting Field, the park brought the attendees to an adventurous locale
full of natural beauty. NAS Whiting Field Chaplain, Lt. Jason Hart, said he hoped that the attendees would be able to grow and strengthen their relationships by working their way through stressful but fun challenges in the environs of the Blackwater River Forest. Hart brought 26 couples to the retreat and encouraged them all to try new things, primarily through attempting the high ropes course. One such activity, called the “Leap of Faith,” involved climbing a pole and then jumping off trying to hit a volleyball that was higher up in the air. With this event, the couples had to leave a safe-feeling environment and trust that they would get through it. “It was great event to grow team work and work outside that comfort zone through climbing with my wife,”
command chief of Helicopter Training Squadron 18 AWC Steven Bean said. “The events were designed for everyone to participate in and complete.” During the lunch portion of the event, Hart reviewed the trip’s goals and some questions that should be asked by the couples. “You shouldn’t ask ‘what do I have to do,’ but instead ‘what do you need from me,’ ” Hart said. When discussing the event, Hart emphasized the goals of the program were to push people past their comfort zones and to build a stronger relationship with each other. “We wanted the couples to have fun with the event but to also think about skills that they could learn to be able to improve their relationship and strengthen their bond through some challenging situations that allowed them to learn more about their relationship,” Hart stated.
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Purple Heart group to meet March 21
Members of the Sharon Lane Chapter 566 Pensacola Military Order of the Purple Hearts are scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. tomorrow, March 21, at 301 East Gadsden St. All Purple Heart recipients, their spouses and lineal descendants are welcome. The Ladies Auxiliary will be serving food after the meeting. For more information, call Judy Shiver at 994-3880.
Chili contest includes car cruise-in
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting its third annual Chili Cookoff with Sam Archer Memorial Car and Motorcycle Cruise-In tomorrow, March 21. Entries for chili cook-off must be in place by 2 p.m. Car and motorcyle entries can arrive from noon to 2 p.m. Judging begins at 2 p.m. and prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. The cook-off is limited to 20 contestants; all the church to sign up. A complimentary meal featuring chili, coleslaw and cornbread will be served following the awards. Admission is free. For more information, call 492-1518.
Gulf Breeze mixes seagrass, gumbo
You can learn more seagrasses, marine creatures, fishing and kayaking at the 15h annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, March 21, at Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze. Activities will include live marine life in touch tanks, “eat a seagrass bed,” make a shark tooth necklace, seining, games, fishing, marine creatures, arts and crafts, food, displays, fishing, kayaking and more. In addition, the Gulf Breeze Rotary Club will sponsor its annual Gumbo Cook-off at Shoreline Park South from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, March 21. Nearly 20 teams will participate. Tickets for all the gumbo you can eat are $12. They will be on sale at the gate. Music, dancing and fun will be included at the cook-off. For more information, contact Chris Verlinde at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-3868.
Guitar orchestra to give free concert Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida are presenting the Pensacola Guitar Orchestra in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8, on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd. The public is invited and no tickets are required for this Lyceum Series event. The program includes works from a variety of composers. For more concert information, contact the PSC Lyceum Box Office at 484-1847.
Rock N Fly run to take place March 21
The second annual Blue Angels Rock N Fly Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) is scheduled for March 21 aboard NAS Pensacola. Both races will start at 8 a.m. on Radford Boulevard in front of Starbucks. There is a registration limit of 3,000 people and the race sold out in 2014. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Navy Ball and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. To register or volunteer, go to www.runrocknfly.com. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 505-7086 or 505-6020.
High school teams to play at stadium The Pensacola Blue Wahoos will host the “Battle at the Bayfront,” a baseball game between Catholic High School and Escambia High School, at 6:30 p.m. March 26 at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. The two schools will be meeting for the second time in the past 28 years. Catholic is the 2014 1-4A State Runner-up while Escambia is the 2014 1-6A District Champion. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the Blue Wahoos box office. Students, military and senior citizens with proper ID can purchase tickets for $5 at the stadium box office. All seating for the game is general admission. For more information, go to www.blue wahoos.com.
Pen Air tournament benefits NMCRS Pen Air Federal Credit Union will present the 15th annual Pen Air FCU Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) March 27 at the A.C. Read Golf Club onboard NAS Pensacola with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun “scramble” tournament start. This year, the top ten teams will be awarded team prizes and participants eligible to win door prizes contributed by local businesses, as well as a car “hole in one” prize sponsored by Sandy Sansing Nissan. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. with registration/check-in beginning at 10:30 a.m. It is recommended to pre-register for this historically sold out tournament by either visiting penair.org/ NMCRSGolfTournament or contacting Patty Veal at 505-3200, ext. 7777, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flora-Bama schedules March 28 race
New NASP guides available The 2015 Naval Air Station Pensacola base guide/telephone directory has arrived along with a shipment of updated maps. NASP receives periodic shipments of the printed base guides and maps, which are available at the NASP Public Affairs Office. For more information, call 452-2552. MARCOA Publishing, which publishes base guides and maps for NASP and military stations nationwide, also has a free smart phone application. The MyBaseGuide mobile app is available on Android, iOS and Windows devices. It features information and phone numbers for all bases covered by MARCOA. The location service will automatically open the base guide for your area, and users can change the location to research other base guides. For more information, go to www.mybase guide.com/navy/1/nas_pensacola.
Flora-Bama is gearing up for the second annual Beach Run/Walk for America’s Warriors 5K and half marathon, which is scheduled for March 28. Flora-Bama is donating all registration fees to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (email@example.com) ensures financial aide and counseling to families of fallen heroes, and “American Sniper” co-star Kevin Lacz is scheduled to make an appearance at the event. The race will be held on the beach behind the Flora-Bama starting at 7:30 a.m. for the half marathon and 9 a.m. for the 5K run/walk. Entry fees (donations) are $55 for the half marathon and $35 for 5K run/walk. For more information, contact Jenifer Surface Ivey at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.flora bama.com.
Run to Ride 5K scheduled for March 28 Alethia Christian Academy has scheduled a Run to Ride 5K run/walk for 9 a.m. March 28. Check in is at 8 a.m. The race will start at the academy, 1700 Woodchuck Ave. Proceeds will help fund a new school bus. Registration fee is $25 for adults and $12 for ages 12 and younger for those who sign up by March 6. For more information, go to www.acalions.org.
Event planned for women 55 and older Fight diabetes by taking a bike ride The 2015 Gulf Coast Tour de Cure to support the American Diabetes Association is scheduled for March 21. Cyclists will gather at the Margaritaville Beach Hotel, 165 Fort Pickens Road, on Pensacola Beach. Routes range from a four-mile bike trail ride to a 60-mile route along the beaches of Northwest Florida. The bus will leave for starting locations at 8 a.m. All routes offer rest stops, support and gear vehicles. Riders return to a party, lunch and entertainment at Margaritaville Beach Hotel. The registration fee is $15, with a fundraising minimum of $200. For more information, contact Lynne Cranford at 492-6100, ext. 3131, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Classes scheduled for military spouses
The second annual Power of E3 event for Women 55 and older, a Day of Education, Enlightenment and Empowerment, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 at Sacred Heart Hospital Conference Center, 5151 North Ninth Ave. Topics will include: Living a balanced life, planning for the unexpected, financial peace of mind, a holistic approach to women’s health, and simple self defense and protection The guest speaker will be Rita Craig, president of Top Tier Leadership and author of “I Showed You So – Lessons from Mom about the Business of Life.” WEAR-TV news anchor Sue Straughn will be the master of ceremonies. Cost is $60 for advance purchase and $65 day of the event. Buffet lunch will be served. For more information, call 437-3127 or go to www.powerofE3.com.
A Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) for Spouses training classes is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 28 in the Commanding Officer’s Conference Room at MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450. Classes are free and all military spouses are welcome. L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses training provides an overview of the Marine Corps structure, services and benefits. Participants also get to meet other spouses, participate in activities and learn about resources available. The training also includes an introduction to what the local area has to offer. Preregistration is required. To register, contact Lisa Duvall, MCFTB trainer, by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car show to feature more than Fords
Easter Bunny coming to NEX mall
Commissary plans frozen food sale
The Easter Bunny will welcome visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27 at the Navy Exchange (NEX) Pensacola Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. Children can have one free picture taken during the event. For more information, call 458-8250.
March is National Frozen Food Month and the NAS Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, is celebrating with a “Fill Your Freezer Sale” from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 27 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28. For more information, call 262-9200.
NEX announces spring fashion show Shoppers can get a look at some of the latest styles during the annual Spring Fashion Show at noon March 28 in the breezeway at the Navy Exchange (NEX) Pensacola Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. For more information, call Barbara Christgau at 483-5150.
CLEP/DSST marathon announced A CLEP/DSST marathon is scheduled for April 6-10 at the National Test Center at the NASP Navy College Office, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, Suite 23. Test takers can arrive anytime between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. without a reservation. Bring two forms of ID and a registration ticket for the CLEP exams. Reserve a seat by going to miltesting.coastline.edu and choosing “New Reservation.” Select testing location (Pensacola NAS), select the exam, date and time, enter personal information and save the registration. For CLEP registration ticket, go to http://clep.collegeboard.org and create an account. Enter the required data and be sure to check the box next to “I am eligible for DANTES Funding,” and choose “CLEP Exams” at the top of the page, Locate the exam and add to cart. Click on shopping cart at top right corner and ensure the correct test has been selected, the amount should show $0. Do not enter credit card information unless this is your second attempt at an exam of the same title. Print out your CLEP registration ticket. No registration tickets are needed for the DSST exam.
A variety of classic cars will on display during the 36th annual Gulf Coast Regional Mustang & All Ford Car Show at Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, March 27, and tomorrow, March 28; 8 a.m. to noon March 29. Other groups that will have cars on display include the Falcon Club of America Southern Coast Chapter, the Emerald Coast Jeep Club, the Panhandle British Car Association, The Southern Gassers, the Rare Air Emerald Coast VW Club, The European Car club with a German car display and a Bad Boys “Rod and Custom” display. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.gulfcoastmustangclub.org.
Mustangs can join regional group The Emerald Coast Mustang Association is looking for members within the Panhandle region. The association is in its second year and growing. The professional association is for Navy and Marine Corps limited duty officers, chief warrant officers, or officers with at least four years prior enlisted service, including reserve components; active duty or retired. The association provide a means of professional networking throughout the region. The group holds monthly meetings. If you have any questions regarding membership and when and where you can sign up, contact CWO5 Daryl Hagemann at 452-7854, Cmdr. Evan Hipsley at 452-4070, Lt. James Hughes at 452-7001, Lt.j.g. Robert Luers at 452-3623, or retired Capt. Tony McFarlane at email@example.com. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/ pages/Emerald-Coast-Mustang-Association/ 1508660402700228.
Volunteers needed for butterfly tours
The Panhandle Butterfly House is looking for volunteers to help guide tours. Guides are trained to lead prescheduled tours. Tour training will be offered at 9:30 a.m. March 24 and March 31 at the Holley-Navarre Elks Lodge, 2787, at 2002 Elks Way in Navarre. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Mary Derrick at (850) 623-3868 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays or via e-mail at email@example.com.
You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication.
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NASP command’s Sailors of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight
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resident Barack Obama has proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the country, a tradition upheld by each of our nation’s leaders since President Franklin D. Roosevelt first recognized Red Cross Month in 1943. “For more than 130 years, the devoted women and men members of your household so you are ready for emerof the American Red Cross have responded to challenges gencies. You can become a Red Cross volunteer. Or you at home and abroad with compassion and generosity. In can give blood or a financial donation. During Red Cross Month, become a part of the Red times of conflict and great tragedy, they deliver humanitarian relief, save lives, and offer hope for a brighter to- Cross. In Pensacola, contact American Red Cross of morrow,” the proclamation reads. “Their service has meant Northwest Florida (http://www.redcross.org/fl/pensacola); so much to so many, and it reflects a fundamental Ameri- at 222 N. Baylen St., Pensacola, FL 32502 or call 432can truth: we look out for one another and we do not leave 7601. anyone behind. This month, we renew our sense of common purpose and honor all those whose sacrifices have made our society more prepared, resilient and united.” The Red Cross has a long-standing relationship with the White House dating back to 1913 and President Woodrow Wilson. In 1906, a largely ceremonial office of president was added to the Red Cross leadership. In 1913, of Northwest Florida President Wilson agreed to serve in this role. This began a tradition that continues today, whereby the president of the United States serves as honorary chairman of the American Red Cross. The Red Cross is not a government agency and does not receive a regular appropriation from Congress. The American Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters every year. It provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families at home and around the world; collects and distributes about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply and trains millions of people in first aid, water safety and other life-saving skills. During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross is recognizing the country’s everyday heroes – heroes who reach out to help people in need. These are the people who • Help disaster victims get on the road to recovery. • Give blood to help a hospital patient. • Brighten the day of an injured service member who is in a hospital far from home. • Take one of the organization’s lifesaving classes and step forward to assist someone having a heart attack or to A vintage Red Cross poster illustration by artist Emmet Oldsave a drowning child. Red Cross Month is a great time to become part of the son served as inspiration for the organization’s “button” logo. Red Cross. You can work on a preparedness plan with Images courtesy of the American Red Cross
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Red Cross volunteers: the heroes you meet when you need help By Jodi D. Sheedy American Red Cross
Volunteers are the heart of the American Red Cross mission, arriving at the scene of devastating disasters to provide help and hope when all seems lost. During March, Red Cross Month, we honor these everyday heroes who support their neighbors, assuring families and individuals they are not alone in their hour of need. Scott Vest and Marilyn Johnson are Red Cross volunteers who have helped home fire victims over the past year in the San Francisco area, traveled to Arizona in July 2013 to help those affected by wildfires and to the Gulf Coast to help prepare communities for Hurricane Isaac in 2012. “It’s an interesting thing when you pull up and they don’t have a blanket or maybe they had to run out of their house without shoes,” said Vest. “The symbol of the Red Cross gives them comfort and understanding. It’s like pulling up with a giant billboard that says ‘we are here to help.’ ” “People don’t seem to realize what we do in disasters,” said Johnson. “They think of Red Cross as being mainly a place where they donate blood. They don’t realize that we are called to respond to disasters where people are displaced and have no place to go.” “The reason you get out of a warm bed at night and go into the cold is because it’s part of what we do. Disasters don’t happen 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. And our clients don’t have needs just 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. The disaster calls are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year,” said Johnson.
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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NASP command’s Sailors of the Quarter From staff reports
select group of Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Sailors were recognized for displaying exceptional leadership and strong sense of personal responsibility that had a profound impact on the success of the command during an awards ceremony Feb. 27 at the NASC Auditorium. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins handed out the awards and personally congratulated the recipients who were present. Four Sailors were recognized for their professional achievements during the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. AO2 Steven Hernandez was named Sailor of the Quarter. Hernandez was recognized for outstanding performance from among the E-5 personnel of NASP staff. He has continually exhibited an exceptionally high degree of professionalism as qualification certification manager, primary line coach and quality assurance safety observer for the NASP Security Department. His enthusiasm and initiative have contributed greatly to the effi-
ciency of the security department and the command as a whole. His performance and devotion to duty have been in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States naval service. MA1 Jonathan Barnes was named Senior Sailor of the Quarter. Barnes was recognized for outstanding performance from among the E-6 personnel of NASP staff. He has continually exhibited an exceptionally high degree of professionalism as assistant operations officer and traffic judge for the NASP Security Department. His enthusiasm and initiative have contributed greatly to the efficiency of the security department and the command as a whole. His performance and devotion to duty have been in
ABHAA Kelli Rogers, AC3 Brandon Keiser and AO2 Steven Hernandez – three of NAS Pensacola command’s Sailors of the Quarter – are congratulated by NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins at a command recognition ceremony Feb. 27. Photo by Ens. Emily Wilkin
keeping with the highest traditions of the United States naval service. AC3 Brandon Keiser was named Junior Sailor of the Quarter. Keiser was recognized for outstanding performance from among the E-4 personnel of NASP staff. He has continually exhibited an exceptionally high degree of professionalism as arrival controller for the air traffic control division of the NASP Air Operations Department. His enthusiasm and ini-
tiative have contributed greatly to the efficiency of the air operations department and the command as a whole. His performance and devotion to duty have been in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States naval service. ABHAA Kelli Rogers was named Blue Jacket of the Quarter. Rogers was recognized for outstanding performance from among the E-1 to E-3 personnel of NASP staff. Rogers has
continually exhibited an exceptionally high degree of professionalism as arresting gear maintenance technician, airfield facilities support division for NASP Air Operations Department. Her enthusiasm and initiative have contributed greatly to the efficiency of the air operations department and the command as a whole. Her performance and devotion to duty have been in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States naval service.
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Launch of revitalized ShipShape Program announced From Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Public Affairs
ORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) – The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) announced the launch of the revitalized ShipShape Program March 9. The ShipShape Program helps participants achieve healthy weight loss and maintain a healthy weight by facilitating changes in eating and exercise habits. The program aligns to the missions of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine Initiative and Navy Medicine to maintain a healthy, fit and ready force. “We spearheaded an intensive ShipShape Program improvement initiative to enhance curriculum content, facilitator training, and participant involvement which we feel increases the value
and impact of the program,” said Cmdr. Connie Scott, Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) department head at NMCPHC. “We led an in-depth review to assess service member success rates after completing the program, surveyed current ShipShape Program facilitators on best practices and recommendations, reviewed ShipShape Program Participant evaluations, and conducted a contemporary literature review on management of overweight and obesity in our efforts to improve the program.
“Additionally, we would like to recognize our ShipShape Program facilitators who are essential in providing the needed program outreach assisting service members in meeting readiness requirements, and also providing a resource to improve the health of our beneficiaries and civilian staff,” he said. NMCPHC modernized the ShipShape Program curriculum and reporting forms, unveiled a new logo, adopted “Get Ready. Get Fit. Get Healthy” as its tagline, and redesigned the program’s website, which has garnered more than 6,000 unique visits since October 2014. “Over the last two years, approximately 43 percent of active duty fitness enhancement program (FEP) participants that successfully completed the ShipShape Program have met Navy
body composition assessment (BCA) standards within six months of completing the program,” said Sally Vickers, ShipShape Program manager at NMCPHC. “Through the updated ShipShape Program, we look forward to helping more active duty and reserve service members, beneficiaries, and government civilians meet their weight management goals.” ShipShape is the official Navy weight management program that assists active duty and reserve military service members, beneficiaries, and government civilians with making healthy behavior changes to reach their weight management goals. For more information about the ShipShape Program at www.med. navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/health-promotion/Pages/shipshape.aspx.
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Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band are scheduled to perform at the Mobile AeroFest. Defense Department photo by Fred W. Baker III
AeroFest: Cause for celebration Story from Mobile AeroFest
The two-day Mobile AeroFest, a socially conscious, multifaceted festival to support America’s wounded heroes, starts today, March 20, at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley industrial complex. The festival will feature a confluence of talent, vision and technology, and organizers expect 15,000 to 20,000 people to attend. Events include “A Night of Champions,” which will feature 14 Titan FC mixed martial arts bouts including four title fights that will be televised on CBS Sports. Regional and national acts will perform on three outdoor stages and one indoor stage. Performers will include Big & Rich, Matisyahu, Dawes, Cowboy Troy and Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. AeroFest also is teaming up with the
Lakeshore Foundation to produce the “Hero Games” featuring adaptive equipment interactive sports and fitness activities tailored for the disabled/injured veterans. Activities will include wheelchair basketball, football, archery, air rifle, volleyball, and a variety of other sporting/competitive events for wounded veterans, active-duty military and festival participants that pre-register. Tomorrow, March 21, festival organizers are also teaming up with the mayors of Mobile and Bayou La Batre and the Independence Fund at the Gary Sinise Foundation to host a group of more than 100 injured veterans and caregivers from across the country to participate in the inaugural AeroFest “Indy Ride.” The ride will begin in Bayou La Batre and conclude at the Mobile AeroFest. For more information about AeroFest, go to www.mobileaerofest.com.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Focus,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “The DUFF,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” R, 8 p.m.
“SpongeBob the Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (3D), PG, noon; “The DUFF,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Seventh Son” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “McFarland, USA,” PG, 12:30 p.m.; “SpongeBob the Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (3D), PG, 3:10 p.m.; “Focus,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” R, 8 p.m.
“SpongeBob the Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (2D), PG, noon, 2 p.m.; “The DUFF,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Seventh Son” (3D), PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Jupiter Ascending” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Project Almanac,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Black or White,” PG, 3 p.m.; “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Focus,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“The DUFF,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Focus,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Black or White,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“McFarland, USA,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Project Almanac,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The DUFF,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Seventh Son” (2D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
“Black or White,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Focus,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “SpongeBob the Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Jupiter Ascending” (2D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
“Seventh Son” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Jupiter Ascending” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “SpongeBob the Movie: Sponge Out of Water” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; ““Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” R, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
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. • Take a look: NASP’s MWR department has a newly redesigned website. To check it out, go to www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Aquatics Summer Camps and Swimming Lessons: Spring is upon us and that means it is time to start thinking about summer camps and swimming lessons. The MWR Aquatics You can pick up department has some treasures at the several swimming MWR Outdoor Flea lessons and summer camps for all Market from noon to skill levels and 4:30 p.m. March 22 at ages. For details, the MWR Sports Comcontact the Aquat- plex on Highway 98 ics department at (rain date will be March 29). The market is open 452-9429. • March Life- to all for buying. For guard Certifica- more information, call tion class: Obtain 452-3806, ext. 3140. a two-year certification by taking a lifeguarding course from the American Red Cross. Course emphasizes hand-on training, supported by classroom instruction. To enroll you must be at least 15 years old and pass a prerequisite skills evaluation. For more information, contact the MWR Aquatics department at 452-9429. • Youth Center First Tee Military Affiliate Program: The program is now being offered at the NASP Youth Center. The First Tee Program is open for authorized dependents ages 8-13 years old. Children learn life skills and character education through golf. This free program began March 9. Beginners session will be every Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. through May 4 and an advanced session will be Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. through May 6. Register today at the NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. For details, call 452-2417. • Pensacola Veterinary Treatment Facility March Raffle: Warmer weather is just around the corner. Keep your pet fit, healthy and parasite-free by ensuring you have flea and heartworm prevention. Buy six months of flea or heartworm prevention and receive a raffle entry to win a FitBark for your dog. For appointments, call 452-6882. • Easter EggStravaganza: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 4 at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area, 2100 Bronson Field Road. The Easter Bunny is coming to NASP for the event ill include an Easter egg hunt, games, face painting and meet the Easter Bunny. Celebrate the Month of the Military Child. Activities will be at different times for each age group. For more information, call 453-6310. • Hangout Music Fest: Get a military discount and save $40 on tickets for the Hangout Music Fest, which is scheduled for May 15-17 in Gulf Shores, Ala. For more information, contact the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at 452-6354.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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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: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, 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. 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 All Faiths Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station 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.
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Fleet and Family Support Center • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed 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. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. 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 623-7212. More services Jewish • Bʼnai 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://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 20. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. The best thing you can do is be prepared. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Conflict Management and Resolution: 3 p.m. March 26. Workshop helps people manage conflict by examining attitudes and behaviors when faced with conflicting situa-
tions. Practice skills that prevent conflicts from escalating and learn how to work with others to solve problems. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Time Management: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 30. You have all the time you need to get what you want done. The secret is using your time more effectively. Time management skills reduce stress. By understanding your time types you will be able to identify skills that will improve your effective use of time. For questions, or to register, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Food giveaway event: Harvest Community Outreach has scheduled a food giveaway event for 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 3, and volunteers will need to arrive at 6 a.m. Organizers would like to have 30 volunteers to help. • Brownsville Uniting the Community: Event is noon to 4 p.m. April 25, however, volunteers needed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Organizers need 30 Navy volunteers who are willing to assist with cooking, serving, setting up equip-
ment, children’s rides and much more. Meals for volunteers will be provided. • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum: There are numerous opportunities such as hosting tours or ghost hunts, helping with special events and maintenance and grounds upkeep. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532 or e-mail SH2 Patricia Cooper at patricia.cooper@Navy.mil.
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Two never been used adult lifejackets. High quality. Size large and xlarge. Paid $80 a piece. Will sell for $50 a piece. Call 293-9445. Dinette set. 4 Chairs. Glass table top. Metal base and chairs. Cushions on chairs. Grayish metal with off-white cushions. Perfect size for an apartment. Asking $150. Call 293-9445. Need helper to work with me in yard. Two or three hours a day, once a week. $9 an hour.492-0275 or leave message
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Horse boarding, basic package, twice daily fee, stall, pasture, $275. Additional cost if we provide feed, $75. Various skill levels of horse training and riding lessons. Deploying military most welcome. 10 percent of fee goes to military nonp r o f i t . Premises cured. Three openings. 850209-9503
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Pretty remodeled cottage, just blocks from Baptist Hospital and downtown. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 840 sqft. A s k i n g $52,900. Ken 850-506-4065 Fully remodeled open kitchen with great room and large fenced yard, located near NAS north entrance. 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom. $79,900. Ken 850-506-4065
5828 Parsons Rd. Milton. 4.5 miles from Whiting Field. 3/1. Kitchen is furnished, dining room, large living room, 13x13 bedrooms, front and back porch. $600/month. 4/3 plus office, 623-5981 detached 20’ patio, 2300 2 Bedroom sqft. On east T o w n h o m e shore of Peravailable For dido Bay. Rent now - 1.5 Backs up to bath, W/D Bayou Marcus hook-ups, fire- Canal. Vinyl place, deck fenced backand plenty of yard, wall to storage. Pool wall carpeting, and Tennis walk in closets, court. $850. 3 car garage, electric 850-791-8456 two boat lifts, hurriNavy Point cane doors and Sunset Charm: s h u t t e r s . $ 7 9 5 / p e r Schools: Helen month + de- Cairo, Jim Baiposit. Pets ne- ley and Escamgotiable. Enjoy bia. $339,000. this cozy newly 291-6698 renovated 2/1 home. Corner Call lot convenience 1 433-1166 minute walk to bicycle path, ext. 24 quiet park and relaxing water and views (510 W Sunset Ave. this spot 32506) 850393-7352 or could be 453-5535
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