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NHP corpsman receives Silver Star Story, photo by Jason J. Bortz NHP PAO

“I didn’t think, I just reacted,” said HM3 Zackery Penner, a corpsman with Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), when recalling the events of June 22 and 23, 2012, while serving with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, in Afghanistan. For his actions on those two days, Penner was awarded the Silver Star, the third highest military decoration for valor, March 19 at a ceremony at NHP. On June 22, 2012, with approximately 30 days left in country, Penner’s platoon encountered Afghan insurgents on the first day of a seven-day operation, and a Marine was severely wounded on a nearby rooftop. Without hesitation, Penner ran to the Marine while exposing himself to enemy fire that was only 50 meters away. With rounds impacting

all around him, he treated and evacuated the Marine. Though the Marine did not survive from the wounds he sustained, Penner’s actions reflected the relationship and camaraderie shared between Marines and corpsmen. “Marines love their corpsmen, and I love being with Marines,” said Penner, who enlisted in the Navy immediately after graduating high school in Sacramento, Calif. “I wanted to be a corpsman because I wanted to help Marines.” Penner got to help a Marine again the very next day. While on a partnered patrol with Afghan soldiers, insur- HM3 Zackery Penner, a corpsman with Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), was awarded the Silver Star March 19 gents attacked his squad for actions while serving with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, in Afghanistan in the summer of 2012. Maj. Gen. Raymond with machine guns and Fox, commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force, presented the medal to Penner at the hospital. precision-fire weapons. When two members of sualty collection point rived. Both casualties hurt,” said Penner. “It’s tacted his wife. “I couldn’t tell her the patrol sustained in- behind a wall. When the would ultimately not sur- actually hard to rememjuries, a Marine and an squad began receiving vive, but Penner again ber the events of those what happened because Afghan soldier, Penner enemy fire from the rear, sustained no injuries de- two days in detail now of (operational security), but I wanted her to know ran more than 100 meters Penner shielded the casu- spite putting himself in because I just reacted.” After returning from I was OK,” said Penner, through enemy fire to alties from enemy fire harm’s way. “It never crossed my the seven-day operation, reach the casualties and with his own body until See Star on page 2 quickly established a ca- the evacuation aircraft ar- mind that I wouldn’t be Penner immediately con-

BP completes dune restoration at NASP Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

A section of Barrancas Beach aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) got an extreme makeover March 1112 courtesy of BP. The dune restoration project focused on a stretch of beach west of the Lighthouse Point CPO Club, said Mark Gibson, the natural resources manager for NASP. The area was used to access the beachfront for cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill from the summer of 2010 to the spring of 2013, and dune damage was identified as needing repair during a BP closeout inspection in August 2013,

Gibson said. This is expected to be the “last work by BP” on NAS Pensacola “of its kind,” said Danny Trosclair, the onsite representative for BP for the project. Trosclair estimated the cost of the work at $10,000 to $15,000. Trosclair said the work at NAS is separate from the funds that BP has committed to Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) projects along the Gulf Coast. He said it was part of BP’s lease agreement with NASP to remedy any damage to the area. “We took it seriously,” Trosclair said. A team from Wetland Sciences, a Pensacola-based environmental consulting firm,

Destiny McKee of Wetland Sciences of Pensacola picks up buckets filled with sea oats for a planting project on a western section of Barrancas Beach aboard NAS Pensacola. The planting was part of a BP project to rebuild sand dunes damaged during oil spill cleanup efforts. As the sea oats take root, they will help stabilize newly deposited sand.

completed the work. Workers transported 120 cubic yards of sand to the area

from a stockpile aboard NASP to fill in hollow areas and rebuild the dunes. Dune fencing

was replaced to protect the area and plugs of sea oats were planted to help stabilize the sand. Craig Martin, president and senior scientist for Wetland Sciences, was happy with the results. “For a little project it turned out well,” Martin said. “With all the rain, I’m sure the newly installed sea oats are loving it. Now if we can just get some warmer weather to get the growth, we will really have something.” He said he expects to see improvements within one growing season. The next challenge will be to keep people out of the area so

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‘Kiss,’ SAPR race, open house at FFSC From NASP Fleet and Family Support Center

Blues return to the skies ... The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, jet pilots – wearing “throwback” gold flight suits – commence their preflight walkdown at the first Blue Angel flight demonstration of the 2014 air show season at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., March 15. Historically, the gold flight suit has been worn to commemorate special milestones for the Navy and Marine Corps’ flight demonstration squadron. The Blues resume practices at NASP March 26 at a new time of 11:30 a.m. Photo by MC2 Andrea Perez

Can I Kiss You? The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) team at NAS Pensacola will welcome Mike Domitrz from the Date Safe Project to NAS Pensacola in April. Domitrz will be educating and entertaining military members in two presentations of a program, “Can I Kiss You,” April 3 at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Both presentations will take place in the NASC theater, Bldg. 633. This innovative training approach shifts the focus from a “don’t” perspective to a “how-to” and gives skills anyone can use, regardless of age, rank, gender or marital status. In addition to talking about consent, communication,

and bystander intervention, Domitrz also engages his audiences in discussions of appropriately supporting survivors of sexual assault, potentially making it easier for them to come forward and seek help. Interested military members should contact their command SAPR POC. Civilians, with their supervisor’s permission, may secure a seat by contacting the Civilian Victim Advocate, Anne Ballensinger, at FFSC (452-9017) or anne.ballensinger@navy.mil. Open House at Fleet and Family Support Center April 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the FFSC will host an Open House. Join the FFSC staff and experience a sampling of

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Advancement Exam Readiness Review panels seek rating subject matter experts By Katrina Gergely Naval Education and Training Professional Development Technology Center Public Affairs

The latest Advancement Examination Readiness Review (AERR) schedule and request for volunteers was announced March 12 by the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Technology Center (NETPDTC) in Pensacola. Detailed in Naval Administrative Message (NavAdmin) 052-14, Navy chiefs (E-7 to E9) on active-duty, full-time support (FTS) and reservists on active duty for special work (ADSW) are encouraged to apply and participate in the process that helps identify the most qualified advancement candidates. The Navy Advancement Center (NAC) AERR fleet liaison, Peter Pappas, coordinates with learning center rating managers, detailers, and type commander representatives to select the best nominees. “Each enlisted rating has unique fleet subject matter expert (FSME) requirements calling for the right mix of skills and knowledge to support the AERR

HT2 Jorge Gilderubio participates in the Navywide advancement exam aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) March 6. Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Photo by MC3 Robert R. Sanchez

process,” said Pappas. “The chiefs who are selected to participate in their rating’s AERR must compliment other panel members so all aspects of the rating are represented. The NAC works closely with each community and learning center to obtain the appropriate combination of panel members.” The reviews are held at Saufley Field and FSME travel

is funded by NETPDTC. The reviews run one or two weeks in length with each rating being reviewed about every two years. Updates to the AERR schedule are published quarterly. According to NETPDTC’s command master chief, EMCM Eric Riddle, each AERR volunteer plays a vital role as a rating FSME; chiefs who are selected are responsi-

ble for determining the content of E-4 through E-7 rating advancement exams. “We have a dedicated staff of exam development professionals who know how to leverage the experience and rating expertise of our visiting chiefs,” said Riddle. “Before the FMSEs leave to go back to their commands, they tell me how rewarding the AERR ex-

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whose grandfather served in the Navy during World War II. Penner also called the Marine’s family that he evacuated from the rooftop. “He was my best friend, and I wanted to talk to them,” said Penner before trailing off. The relationship between Marines and their corpsmen was further demonstrated as a large number of Marines attended the ceremony, including Maj. Gen. Raymond Fox, commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force. “The relationship the Marine Corps has had with corpsmen for a long time is what saves a lot of Marines, and they (Marines) cherish that relationship incredibly,” said Maj. Gen. Fox. “Every one of us should aspire to do what he did when called upon.” After returning from Afghanistan, Penner received orders to NHP, where he currently works in the Emergency Department. Initially, Penner planned on fulfilling his current enlistment and then leaving the Navy, but being stateside has given him a new perspective. “The stress of working in the emergency room does not compare to the stress of combat,” said Penner. “Being stationed at a hospital stateside is a lot calmer.” Penner is currently taking college classes and is now planning on continuing his career in the Navy. He is considering the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program and hopes to eventually receive orders to a naval hospital in California to be closer to his family. When asked about how he felt about receiving the Silver Star, Penner replied, “It’s humbling. I was in the right place at the wrong time, but any of the Marines would have done the same thing.”

that more damage does not occur, Martin said. To that end, a sign will be installed by NASP Public Works to direct beachgoers to use nearby boardwalks instead of walking across the dunes, Gibson said. Gibson said although BP will not perform any more restoration or repair work at NASP, the company will still be required to return if called in by the U.S. Coast Guard’s Oil Spill Response Organization (OSRO) to remove tar balls or other spill related contaminants that wash up on NASP’s beaches. To date, since June 1, 2013, cleanup action has resulted in 42 visits by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) officials to Segment 043 (Barrancas Beach West and Lake Frederic Beach), Gibson said. He said there have been with 40 National Response Center (NRC) calls to the U.S. Coast Guard and 13 OSRO deployments by BP resulting in the recovery of 25,450 plus tar balls and the removal of 53.20 pounds of material.

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the services FFSC has to offer. There will be food, games, educational information and activities while you tour the FFSC. FFSC is located in Bldg. 625, 151 Ellyson Ave., onboard NASP. Parking is across the street in the large park-

A tractor operator works to smooth out newly deposited sand on a western section of Barrancas Beach. The work was part of a BP project to rebuild sand dunes damaged during oil spill cleanup efforts. Photo by NASP Natural Resources Intern Kait Weston

ing lot. Friends of FFSC, active-duty service personnel and their families are welcome at the family friendly event. For more information, call 452-5990. The Amazing SAPR Race is coming April 25 is the tentative date for the return of The Amazing SAPR Race, a

themed run to educate Sailors about Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR). More information will be available soon. For questions, call 452-5990 and ask to speak to the SAPR office (Anne Ballensinger, Rachel Phillips or Lillie Johnson).

Poker Run winners ... Joe Henderson, left, financial educator from NAS Pensacola’s Fleet and Family Support Center presents the winners from the “Military Saves Week Poker Run” held Feb 27: (left to right) Pfc. Matthew Garcia (third place winner, $25 gift card), Pfc. Jonathan Mobley, (first place winner, $75 gift card) and Lance Cpl. Raeshawn Wells, (second place winner, $50 gift card). Pen Air Federal Credit Union’s Patty Veal provided the Visa gift cards. Military Saves, a component of the nonprofit America Saves and a partner in the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign, seeks to motivate, support and encourage military families to save money, reduce debt and build wealth. Photo from FFSC

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

perience has been, and many return to the NAC to participate in subsequent panels.” Applications to serve as a FSME for advancement exam development must be endorsed by the applicant’s commanding officer or officer in charge, as well as the command master chief, senior chief or chief of the boat prior to submission to NETPDTC. Chiefs with experience in multiple platforms or recent experience on a major rating skillset are highly desirable. There are seven eligibility requirements listed in the nomination package. Potential applicants should contact the NETPDTC POC listed in the NavAdmin to request a waiver if needed. For application forms and additional requirements, visit https://www.nko.navy.mil/grou p/navy-advancement-center. Visit NAC’s Facebook page at http://www. facebook. com/#!/pages/Navy-Advancement-Center/213190711299. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www. navy. mil/local/cnet/ or https:// www.facebook.com/NavalEducationAndTrainingCommand.

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Navy’s slice of FY-15 budget: More than just numbers By Vice Adm. Bill Moran Chief of Naval Personnel

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arlier this month, the president’s proposed Defense budget for fiscal year 2015 was unveiled during a number of press events in Washington, D.C. The Navy’s portion of the proposal prioritizes deployed operations, seeks to maintain Sailor quality of service and provides for building our future fleet. There has already been much written and discussed about ship numbers, types of aircraft, and new capabilities funded, along with the difference in money proposed this year compared to years past. My goal here is to help put Navy budget decisions affecting manpower and personnel in context, discuss issues that affect your monthly LES and hopefully answer some questions that may be on your mind. First off, the size of our Navy will remain stable between 323,000 and 324,000 Sailors for the foreseeable future. This stability means that we can continue our efforts to fill gaps at sea, focus on retaining Sailors with needed skills and maintain

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advancement rates at or slightly above historic norms. That said, as our Navy continues to modernize and transitions to new ships and aircraft, information dominance and other capabilities, natural shifting in advancement opportunities will occur in some ratings. However, because of the stability we forecast in the size of our force, Sailors who find themselves in overmanned ratings and want to stay in the Navy will have opportunities to transition to undermanned ratings. Beyond manning, central to Navy’s calculus in the development this year’s budget was the belief that we must strike the right balance between adequate pay and compensation (what we refer to as quality of life) and providing adequate funding for tools, parts, training and equipment (quality of work) in order to maintain a high quality of service for our Sailors.

Throughout the past 12 years, pay (including base pay, BAH and BAS) has gone up by about 60 percent for a typical Sailor, which has been significantly faster than the private sector during the same time. BAH out-of-pocket costs, which were 20 percent in 2000 were zero in 2013. Sailors and families have earned and deserved those bumps in pay and compensation. However, the rate of those increases is difficult to sustain over the long haul if we are to also modernize our fleet and keep Sailors ready for operations around the globe. With only a finite amount of money available and with many competing interests, tough choices had to be made. Here is a look at some of those decisions: • A 1 percent base pay increase has been recommended for all service members, except general and flag officers who will not see an increase. • This budget does not propose to cut the pay or benefits for any active-duty personnel. However, over the next five years the growth rates of base pay, BAH and other allowances will slow down. BAH while not being nominally cut, will slow in inflationary terms until it covers 95 percent of the average service members housing costs in 2017 and this will have

the effect of reducing your purchasing power. • Despite rumors over the last few months, no plans are in place to close a single commissary. Locations overseas will continue to receive direct subsidies, and all commissaries will continue to operate rent free, paying no taxes and therefore providing tax-free groceries to customers. A reduction in the subsidy may cause price increases at locations in metropolitan areas, but still result in savings of roughly 15 percent compared to shopping in other grocery establishments. • In regard to TRICARE costs, all active-duty personnel will still have access to free health care and remain exempt from any fee increases. Those who wish to opt for private care will still be able to choose between military treatment facilities, in-network, or out-ofnetwork care. They will be asked to pay a little bit more in deductibles and co-pays, but their benefits will still stay affordable and generous. The savings from these proposals will fund initiatives to ensure you are well-equipped, well-trained and compensated for future sea going challenges. In our planning for post-war deployment practices, it was clear we needed to address sea

duty incentives and compensation. Since 2001, career sea pay has lost significant purchasing power, despite its importance to Sailors when deciding to stay in the Navy or take orders back to sea. To ensure we maintain the right skills in sea-going billets, we updated our sea pay tables beginning this year (FY-14) and included money in next year’s budget to up sea pay and sea pay premium, for eligible personnel: • A 25 percent increase in career sea pay for all pay grades with at least three years of cumulative sea duty – in recognition of the greater than normal rigors of assignment to a ship. • Sea pay premium will double to $200 per month for Sailors who serve more than 36 months of continuous sea duty. Also in this budget is money to fund fleet quality of work initiatives. This includes funding for upgrades to berthing and barracks, additional funding for training, and money for purchase of tools and parts to improve readiness and reduce maintenance time. In short, the president’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 capitalizes on efforts to stabilize personnel costs while providing you the incentives and resources necessary to serve with a high level of success and satisfaction.

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‘All People Matter:’ March is National Social Work Month By MC1James Stenberg NHP PAO

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arch is National Social Work Month and this year’s theme, “All People Matter,” expresses the spirit of the social work profession. Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers to inform and educate others about the profession and the contributions they have made to society. “Social work is the profession of helping people achieve their maximum potential,” said Rikki Vidak, behavioral science coordinator and a licensed social worker, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP). Social work encompasses many facets of life, including medical care. Social workers have a role in counseling patients with an assortment of symptoms such as anxiety, grief, stress, smoking and depression. “If something is going on in a patient’s life or marriage and they need help, they can come to a social

worker and get counseling for it,” said Lt. Jayme Larick, internal behavior health consultant and a licensed social worker at the hospital. Patients often relate counseling to seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist, but clinical social workers are licensed to see patients for many of the same reasons. “Social work actually comprises about 75 percent of all mental health provided in the United States,” said Vidak. “Here in the hospital, we have long term counseling that is done in the Social Work Department by a licensed clinical social worker.” NHP also employs several social workers in different areas of the hospital to assist patients with short term therapy, evaluation

Social workers at Naval Hospital Pensacola stand together for a group picture in front of the hospital. Social workers assist throughout the hospital in a variety of ways including counseling, short term therapy, evaluation and assessment, referrals and various other healthcare concerns.

and assessment, referrals and various other healthcare concerns. “One of the most visible services (social workers) provide is discharge planning for our inpatients,” said Vidak. “We help patients get the services they will need upon discharge so they don’t need to come back (to the hospital) for

the same issue.” In addition to being Social Work Month, March is also Women’s History Month, and female social workers have been instrumental in many firsts throughout history. Jane Addams was one of the first women to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, Frances Perkins was the

first woman to be appointed to the cabinet of a U.S. president as President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s secretary of labor and Jeanette Rankin was the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress. All of these women share the common bond of being a social worker. NHP’s Social Work De-

partment is available to all enrolled beneficiaries. Referrals are not required and walk-ins are accepted on a space available basis. To make an appointment, contact the Social Work Department at 505-6741. For more news from Naval Hospital Pensacola, visit www.navy. mil/ local/ nh_pensacola/.

Navy fields modernized M-9 ACE to Marines By Dan Broadstreet NSWC PCD Public Affairs

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – As February drew to a close and March began, Marine Corps Systems Command Combat Support Systems (MCSC CSS) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) M-9 Armored Combat Earthmover (ACE) engineers fielded the first four modernized M-9 ACE production units to Marines with the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion at Camp Lejeune, N.C. “There will be a total of 101 modernized M-9 ACE’s delivered to the USMC by the end of fiscal year 2015,” said NSWC PCD M-9 ACE Project Engineer Jeff Dinges. Dinges said this has been the first major upgrade to the Marine Corps M-9 ACE since 1993.

Eighth Engineer Support Battalion’s Marine Sgt. Anthony Queisser test drives the modernized M-9 ACE’s lane clearing capabilities at Aberdeen Test Center, Aberdeen, Md. USMC photo

The M-9 ACE is a fully tracked armored combat engineer vehicle, operated by one engineer equipment operator, and provides combat engineering support to front-line Marine forces. “To be an M-9 ACE operator is earned, not given,” said 8th Engineer Support Battalion’s Marine Sgt. Anthony Queisser.

“An M-9 ACE operator is alone, unarmed and unafraid.” The Marines, who depend on it to breach obstacles and clear the way for their troops, claim it is now capable of functioning more efficiently than ever before. “When the Marines penetrate areas that appear impassible, it is the mission of the M-9 ACE op-

erator to clear all obstacles, reconstruct terrain, breach berms, prepare anti-tank ditches, prepare access routes at water obstacles and create roads, so our forces can breach these areas to complete their missions,” said Dinges. “The M-9 ACE breaches obstacles often constructed by our adversaries. Now that it’s been modernized, there is less of a delay for troop movement by having an ACE out in front,” said Queisser. “And when you’re under enemy fire, every second counts.” The vehicle’s recent improvements include an entire redesign of the hydraulic subsystem, incorporation of an automated track tensioning system, a redesign of the electrical subsystem, design and integration of a vision system consisting of 10 cameras, the addition of an automated fire extinguishing system,

and incorporating improvements from the Army’s Standard Improvement Package-4 (SIP-4). Dinges said that his team started off with a major subsystem replacement to improve the vehicle’s reliability. Marine Corps Systems Command’s Combat Support Systems Product Manager Joseph Klocek said objectives achieved with this particular modernization effort have surpassed all previous upgrades. “Our objective was to improve the reliability of the M-9 ACE and the capability that it provides the Marine Corps’ Operating Forces,” said Klocek. “The M-9 ACE team achieved this task within cost constraints, on schedule, and is delivering to America’s warfighter the most reliable and dependable modernized version of the M-9 ACE fielded to date.”

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CNATT celebrates 11th anniversary By Maj.Dave Kummer CNATT Public Affairs Officer

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he Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), headquartered in Chevalier Hall onboard NAS Pensacola, recently celebrated its 11th anniversary since official establishment Feb. 5, 2003. During a command quarterdeck ceremony, CNATT Commanding Officer Capt. Katherine D. Erb briefly recounted the role and mission of CNATT, which is the largest of the Naval Education and Training Command’s 13 learning centers. “The dedicated staff and instructors, both at headquarters and across our 24 learning sites, have served the fleet by developing and delivering the highest quality aviation training,” Erb said. “Today they continue to ensure our Sailors and Marines learn the critical skills needed to have an immediate and positive impact on achieving their command’s mission.” CNATT’s origins began in late 2002 as part of the “Revolution in Training” initiative led by then Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vernon E. Clark. Clark directed realignment of the Navy’s training establishment and created CNATT as a single headquarters to manage all Navy and Marine Corps aviation technical training. In addition to the current headquarters staff, several

original CNATT members still on staff also attended the ceremony. “There was much uncertainty regarding the changes occurring back in those early days,” said Charlie Keppler, CNATT information and technology specialist. According to Keppler, initially CNATT’s mission changed little from one of its predecessors, the nowdisestablished Naval Air Maintenance Training Group (NAMTraGru), which operated in a similar capacity after relocating to Pensacola from Millington, Tenn., in 1995 as a result of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). However, creating an entirely new command did not occur without some growing pains. According to Mark Digmon, CNATT E-2/C-2 Integrated Product Team Lead, naming the new command also created an inadvertent, if not humorous, challenge. “CNATT was originally designated as Center for Aviation Technical Training or ‘CATT for short,’” Digmon explained. “The command’s short title was the subject of jokes amongst the new staff, so CATT was quickly

changed to CNATT.” According to Keppler, the greatest challenge seemed to be merging people from various commands. Digmon also recalled that original staffing for CNATT came from NAMTraGru and the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). “During our first few days, another command was still in the process of vacating CNATT’s spaces,” Digmon said. “For the first few weeks, we spent a lot (Left to right) Capt. Terry Hammond, CNATT executive officer; CMDCM John of time drawing proposed Mendoza; and Capt. Katherine Erb, CNATT commanding officer, cut a CNATT organizational charts.” birthday cake Feb. 7. Photo by Jena Stephenson “Soon after NAMTraGru disestablished, formation technology. cially with the move to de- ing group detachments CNATT assumed most of “For me, time spent in liver training via Navy were also aligned under its duties,” Digmon re- CNATT allowed me to sit eLearning, thus making CNATT. Currently, called. “With these new in with the skipper on staff CNATT the benchmark CNATT headquarters has duties and the influx of per- meetings that pertained to center.” Keppler echoed a staff of 134 military and sonnel from NAMTraGru my learning experience,” her sentiment that CNATT civilian personnel, and and NATTC, our mission Traywick said. “One of the has been one of the leaders provides support to aviabecame much better de- interesting learning events in adopting “technology tion schoolhouses at 24 lofined.” across the was working with another infused instruction meth- cations The early challenges original CNATT staff ods.” continental United States, soon gave way to suc- member, Denise Green, to “I am proud of the work Hawaii and Japan. cesses for the new com- develop the center’s first we have accomplished,” CNATT today trains mand. Pat Traywick, online course, which we Keppler said. more than 120,000 stuCNATT Electronic Class- kept simple – how to inIn addition to NATTC dents annually with a staff room and Global Shore In- ventory a Navy tool box.” and the former NAMTra- of almost 3,000 Sailors, frastructure plan manager, According to Green, Gru Units and Detach- Marines and civilian perremembered his own intro- CNATT Distance and ments, during the past 11 sonnel. duction to CNATT as a co- Emerging Learning Tech- years Naval Aviation For more information op student trainee from the nologies and IMI Support Schools Command and the about CNATT visit University of West Florida, supervisor, “technologies former fleet aviation spe- http://www. netc. navy. mil/ where he was studying in- have greatly changed espe- cialized operational train- centers/ cnatt.


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NASWF firefighter nominated by CNRSE for CNIC award By Ens. Lindsay Grover NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

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Naval Air Station Whiting Field Crash Division team member will represent the 15-base region, Commander Navy Region Southeast, in the Navy Military Firefighter of the Year Competition. This is the third year in a row that the NAS Whiting Field nominee has represented the region in the selection process. This nomination recognizes the exemplary performance of ABH2 Brian T. Courey in the areas of accomplishments, job performance, technical competence, leadership ability, initiative and resourcefulness. He follows in the footsteps of ABH2 Dustin Johnson and ABH1 Preston Lyons, the 2011 and 2012 nominees.

Courey served as the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) chief at Navy Outlying Field (NOLF) Choctaw, which serves as the premier airfield prominently used by the Blue Angels, Joint Strike Fighter Program (F-35C) and U.S. Air Force Eglin Air Base Special Tactics Training Squadron Training Forces. This position is

usually held by a seasoned first class petty officer. Despite his credentials, Courey was surprised by the honor. “I didn’t even know I was being nominated, I was just coming in and doing my job when I was told,” Courey stated. “Everyone I work with are great firefighters and to be chosen from among

diverse array of aircraft. His ability to maintain professionalism and instill confidence in his subordinates in high stress environments has earned him the trust of his entire chain of command. “All the petty officers here are professional firefighters,” said Lt. Kenyatto Mayes, Crash Division officer, “but the way Courey makes sure that his whole team is proficient and ensures they keep themselves safe on the job pushed him over the top.” As a recognized expert, he also serves the community of Ferry Pass as a volunteer firefighter, dedicating more than 780 off-duty hours and reNaval Air Station Whiting Field’s (NASWF) ABH2 Brian sponding to more than T. Courey will represent Navy Region Southeast in the 200 fire, rescue and emergency calls miniNavy Military Firefighter of the Year Competition. mizing loss of life and them is really an honor.” 1.2 million flight opera- damage to property. His A selfless professional tions and the safe re- community service also who exceeds the stan- sponse to 26 actual includes more than 102 dards, he played a key aircraft emergencies at hours of speaking at varrole in the successful the Navy’s busiest air sta- ious elementary schools completion of more than tion. and volunteering at local His package cited that retirement homes he initiated vital drills to- throughout Escambia NASWF Fleet and taling more than 700 County. Family Support training hours, and led 36 Vice Adm. William D. Center, Pen Air live-fire training exer- French, Commander “Poker Run” wincises. A recognized ex- Navy Installations Compert, his training efforts mand (CNIC), emphaner ... Eugene Jackproduced 10 individual sized the importance of son, from NAS Whiting advanced DoD firefight- the Navy Fire and EmerField’s Fleet and Family ing certifications, four gency Services personnel Support Center, and critical supervisory desig- and recognized that all Kristal Kelly, Pen Air nations, and ensured 100 members of this commuFederal Credit Union percent mission readiness nity are vital in another branch manager, presat NAS Whiting Field. article honoring last ent Ens. Shelly Dela Often sought out for year’s winners. Mora, from HT-8, with a his technical knowledge, “We can sleep well at $50 certificate for her he has earned many ad- night knowing our people winning hand in the 2nd vanced certifications and are protected by true proAnnual Military Saves is highly knowledgeable fessionals, and I comPoker Run on the base. in emergency aircraft mend them for their firefighting and aircrew commitment and sacrirescue procedures on a fice,” French said.

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Gosport puts CO’s Twitter feed online

A new feature which highlight the Twitter feed of NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins has recently made its debut on the online version of Gosport. To find Gosport online, go to www.ballingerpublishing.com/GOSPORT/Welcome.html.

Author to talk about Hanoi POWs

Best-selling author Alvin Townley is scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. tomorrow, March 22, at the National Naval Aviation Museum as part of the museum foundation’s Discovery Saturday series. Townley will make a presentation and sign of his recently published book, “Defiant: The American POWs Who Endured Hanoi’s Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned.” The event is free and open to the public. For a complete list of events, exhibits and attractions at the museum, go to NavalAviationMuseum.org or call 453-2389.

Charity golf tournament scheduled

Pen Air Federal Credit Union will present its 14th annual Pen Air FCU Charity Golf Tournament March 28 at the A.C. Read Golf Club to benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). There will a 12:30 p.m. shotgun “scramble” tournament start. In the past 14 years, Pen Air FCU has raised more than $400,000 through the tournament. The funds raised this year will be used to make interest-free loans to military personnel and their families. The top ten teams will be awarded team prizes and participants may win door prizes as well as a car “hole in one” prize. Lunch will be served prior to the start at 11 a.m. with registration/check-in beginning at 10:30 a.m. It is recommended to pre-register by either visiting https://penair.org/NMCRSGolf Tournament or by calling Patty Veal at 505-3200, ext. 3413.

Rage 5K event scheduled for March 22

The Rage 5K event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. March 22 at Pensacola Maritime Park Amphitheater, 301 West Main St. The event is a night run, walk and dance through downtown. It will begin at dusk with a pre-run event. Participants will run, walk or dance through black light areas, lasers and lights that will show off things that glow. There will be three stations with DJs. For competitive runners there will be a run clock available and optional chipped timing available. Tickets start at $20. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. For more information, go to http://rage5k.com or e-mail info@rage5k.com.

Runners getting ready to rock

The first-ever Blue Angels Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K (3.1 miles) is scheduled for March 29 aboard NAS Pensacola. Both races will start at 8 a.m. While there will be awards for top finishers in different age groups, the race is more about having fun than competition. Runners will hear music from classic rock to modern pop. After the half marathon, runners and spectators will be entertained with performances by local Pensacola bands. There will be a mullet and best dressed rocker contest. Registration for the half-marathon is $75 by March 24 and $80 on race day. Registration for the 5K is $37 by March 24 and $45 on race day. Proceeds from the races will support the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the 2014 Pensacola Area Navy Ball. To register or volunteer, go to www.runrocknfly.com. For more information, e-mail runrocknfly@gmail.com or call Cmdr. Mike Kohler, the race director, at 505-6020.

Models wanted for NEX fashion show

Male and female models of all shapes and sizes are needed for an upcoming spring fashion show at the Navy Exchange Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. The show is scheduled for 1 p.m. April 5. No purchase necessary to model. If you would like to participate, sign up in the customer service department or call 458-8254 or 453-5311.

Tennis competition starts March 25

The 11th annual Pensacola Open Wheelchair Tennis Championship is scheduled for March 26-30 at Roger Scott Tennis Center as part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour. Defending men’s champion, Argentine Gustavo Fernandez, is returning along with 2013 women’s Dutch champion Marjolein Buis. The official kick-off is a “one-up, one-down” exhibition doubles match at 6 p.m. March 25 featuring the Brian Sakey and Patrick Bateman. Wheelchair tennis has the same rules as able-bodied tennis except the player is allowed two bounces

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Don’t miss MWR flea market Do you have clutter or have an interesting collection that you would like to sell? MWR will give you a chance to sell your creations and unwanted items at the giant MWR outdoor flea market from noon to 4:30 p.m. March 30. More then 70 booths will be featured. The flea market is open to all for selling and buying. Reserve your space today. Spaces are filling up fast. For a registration form, go to http://naspensacola-mwr.com. Registration forms can be e-mailed to tami.meier@ navy.mil or dropped off at the MWR administration offices in Bldg. 4143 on Radford Blvd. The registration form and payment must be received no later than noon March 26. In case of rain, the sale will be moved to April 6. For more information, call 52-3806, ext. 3140. of the ball. The Pensacola Open offers various draws (Open, A, B, C) allowing all players a chance to compete at a competitive level. The matches are during the day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) with the finals on March 30 starting at 11 a.m. Attendance is free to the public. For more information go to www.pensacola open.com.

Blue Angels changing practice time

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, have announced Tuesday and Wednesday weekly practice times onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) will start at 11:30 a.m. for the 2014 air show season. Starting March 26, Blue Angels pilots will be at the National Naval Aviation Museum immediately following the Wednesday practice demonstrations to meet the public and sign autographs. For more information, call 452-3604 or go to www.naval aviationmuseum.org.

Teams racking up miles for challenge

The 1914 Mile Challenge to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of NAS Pensacola is under way. Teams of no more than seven individuals are competing to finish a total of 1,914 miles by Nov. 14. Team rankings as of March 17 are: 1. Blue Ducks, 808.1 miles. 2. Misfits, 451.96 miles. 3. Kassie’s Team, 224.8 miles. 4. Illist, 185.1 miles. 5. German Eagles, 164.84 miles. Teams can still register at the Radford Fitness Center aboard NAS Pensacola. For more information, contact AZ2 Christopher McDonald at 452-4333 by or e-mail at christopher. p.mcdona@navy.mil.

A wine and chocolate presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. Advance registration is required. Go to https://www.facebook.com/pauls onthebay/events to find registration information. For more information, call 432-5001 or e-mail Agora.themarket@gmail.com

Go Red for Women at Zumbathon

A Zumbathon to benefit the American Heart Association Go Red for Women is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 30 at the Corrine Jones Community Center at Sanders Beach. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. Minimum donation is $10. Guest speaker will be Dr. Thabet Alsheikh of Baptist Hospital Cardiology Consultants. Raffles and other activities are also planned. Dress in red. A best sparkle and shine outfit contest is scheduled. Bring water, a towel, a friend and a love for dancing and exercise. For more information, contact Catherine Vick by e-mail at zcatinpcola@gmail.com or by phone at 341-6153.

PSC online registration opens April 1

Pensacola State College online registration opens April 1 for summer and fall term classes. On-campus registration is available at all locations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 7- 8 and May 12-13, as well as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9. Summer classes begin May 12 and fall classes begin Aug. 18. To apply or register online, go to www.pensacolastate.edu.

‘Picnic’ auditions scheduled in Pace

Panhandle Community Theatre is holding auditions for and upcoming production of “Picnic” at 6:30 p.m. March 24 and March 25 at the Storage Master Center, 4646 Woodbine Road, in Pace. Actors are needed for seven female and four male roles. Performances are scheduled for May 15-18 at the historic Imogene Theatre in Milton. For further information, go to panhandlecommunitytheatre.com or e-mail panhandle_ community_theatre@yahoo.com.

Hamrick plans book signing at NEX

Retired Navy Capt. Frank Hamrick, is scheduled to sign copies of his recently released book, “Just Call Me Frank,” from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 28 at the Pensacola Navy Exchange. Hamrick flew several types of carrier-based fighter and reconnaissance aircraft, amassing more than 10,000 flight hours as well as 134 missions over North Vietnam. His book chronicles his life from growing up in the backwoods of West Virginia to serving 25 years on active duty, and retiring from operational flying at the age of 711⁄2. For more information, call 453-5311.

Four attend leadership conference

A training program is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 3 for people interested in becoming volunteers with Trauma Intervention Programs, which teaches citizens how to give emotional and practical support to traumatized people immediately after tragedy strikes. The classes will be held at the Pensacola Police Department, 711 N. Hayne St. The course takes 30plus hours and concludes April 12. For more information, go to www.tip-ser.org or call 612-1068.

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pensacola Chapter, presented four full scholarships for local high school juniors to attend the annual Youth Freedom and Leadership Conference March 6-9 in Philadelphia. The students attending were: Alexzandria Castron, Pine Forest High School; Holly Gorton, Pensacola High School; Nicholas Krostag, Tate High School; and Brian Thompson, Escambia High School. Students participated in lecture/discussion sessions with government, business and academic leaders, and toured the Valley Forge camp site and historic buildings in Philadelphia. For more information, go to http://www. freedomsfoundationpensacola.org.

Mobile pet adoption event planned

Scholarship applications available

Trauma training program scheduled

North Shore Animal League America’s 2014 Tour For Life – a national cooperative adoption event – will partner with the Pensacola Humane Society for a mobile adoption event at Cordova Mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, March 21. Other local rescue groups will also be on site. For more information on Tour For Life 2014, go to www.AnimalLeague.org/TourForLife2014.

Annual ‘Cabaret’ has circus theme

Pensacola Little Theatre’s annual fundraising event, “Cabaret,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 29 at the Pensacola Cultural Center. This year’s event, “Circus Nouveau,” will feature five venues decorated with circus themes. The event also will feature entertainment, carnival games and gourmet goodies. Ticket prices are $50 to $75. For tickets, call 4322042, or go to www.pensacolalittletheatre.com. You can also visit the PLT Box Office at 400 South Jefferson Street. This event is for 21 and older. For additional information, call 434-0257.

March 27 event features wine, chocolate A Chocolate Luvr’s Wine and Jazz event is scheduled for 5:30 to 9 p.m. March 27 at Paul’s on the Bay, 670 Scenic Highway.

Applications are available for the Pensacola Pledge Scholars program, which is open to public high school seniors who live in Pensacola city limits. Established by Quint and Rishy Studer, the program awards Pensacola State College students $1,200 per year and University of West Florida students $2,000 per year. May 1 is the deadline to submit all scholars application materials. Scholarship recipients will be announced beginning in June. For more information, go to pensacolastate.edu or uwf.edu/pensacolapledge.

PSC job fair scheduled in Century

Pensacola State College’s Century Center has scheduled a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28. The center is located at 440 E. Hecker Road, next to Century Elementary School. Among the participating employers are Aerotek Staffing, Buffalo Rock Co., Ingalls Shipbuilding, Landrum Staffing, Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, Home Depot, Lowe’s,Century Health and Rehabilitation Center, Secorp Industries, Hancock Bank and West Corp. For more information, call Student Job Services at 484-1654.

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


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Lawn SPRING care OK . A long , cold winter is over. Spring is in the air, and we’re re ady for it. It’s time to take back your weedy, neglected yard.

Be your own lawn professional (NAPS) – Healthy lawns don’t just happen. They require a plan. To maintain a healthy lawn, do what the lawn care pros do and develop a turf health care plan that includes proper mowing, watering, fertilizing and using pest treatments. These fundamental steps are the foundation of an integrated health care plan for a beautiful, enjoyable lawn. Mowing: Turf pros mow at least weekly. Fre- Turf pros mow at least weekly. Frequent mowing miniquent mowing minimizes mizes leaf removal, which creates less shock to turfgrass. don’t water at night when leaf area removal, which prone to pests. Watering: Watering is the top of the lawn will stay creates less shock to turfgrass. It also helps grasses crucial for healthy lawns. wet for many hours. Fertilizing: Stimulate tiller, meaning new off- Do it early in the morning spring plants grow next to for two smart reasons. grass growth by applying parent plants, leading to a First, 30 percent of water- a fertilizer when turfgrass ing during a hot day simply is actively growing. Nutridenser, healthier lawn. Start by sharpening your evaporates. Second, morn- ents in fertilizer typically mower blade and put it to ing watering allows the sun include nitrogen, phoswork frequently. Dull to dry the tips of the blades, phorus and potassium and blades tear turf, and turf which reduces the amount levels of each, such as 5damage makes grass tips of time the turfgrass foliage 10-20, appear on packagmore susceptible to disease stays wet. That’s good ing. In this case, the and insects. Sharp blades news, since diseases and 5-10-20 fertilizer would make clean cuts, which insects are most destructive have 5 percent nitrogen, heal quickly and are less in moist plant material. So 10 percent phosphorus

and 20 percent potassium. A balanced fertilizer such as 5-10-20 promotes strong roots, as well. Treating for pests: Plants – like people – can get sick. For example, grass can suffer from environmental stress that creates conditions for pest pressure. If lawn disease strikes, medication treatments in the form of pesticides are required to nurse the plant back to health. To control weed pests, such as dandelions and clover, sedges and grassy weeds including crabgrass, treat your lawn with a pre-emergent herbicide. As the name implies, preemergent herbicides inhibit weed growth before weeds emerge. If weeds emerge over time, treat them with a postemergent herbicide. Always consult specific pesticide product labels for restrictions, rates, use sites and safety information.

Start the growing season with some lawn mower care (NAPS) – When it comes to getting the most from a lawn mower or other power equipment, using the wrong blend of fuel or skipping off-season maintenance just won’t cut it. The fuel blends and ethanol percentages that may be right for cars – an ethanol concentration greater than 10 percent – are not recommended for power equipment or marine engines. Also, any fuel blend stored in an unused engine may degrade over time and harm small engines. That’s why, experts say, it’s a good idea for consumers to take lawn mowers and other power products to an authorized dealer at the beginning of each season. “This is a good way to allow a trained professional to properly dispose of unused fuel and ensure the product is ready for next season,” said Mike Rudolph, senior manager, Honda Engines. Consumers can also use fuel stabilizer when not using an engine for more than 30 days.

Spring began March 20; days gaining length From NOAA.gov

There are only two times of the year when the Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in a “nearly” equal amount of daylight and darkness at all latitudes. These events are referred to as equinoxes and occurred March 20 (vernal equinox – the first day of spring 2014) and will occur again Sept. 22 (autumnal equinox – the first day of fall 2014). The word equinox is derived from two Latin

words – aequus (equal) and nox (night). At the equator, the sun is directly overhead at noon on these two equinoxes. The nearly equal hours of day and night is due to refraction of sunlight, or a bending of the light’s rays that causes the sun to appear above the horizon when the actual position of the sun is below Vernal equinox: days are of approximate, not exact, length on the days of the spring (vernal) and fall (authe horizon. Additionally, the days tumnal) equinoxes. become a little longer at the Therefore, on the equinox one-half minutes at the equahigher latitudes (those at a and for several days before tor, to 12 hours and eight distance from the equator) and after the equinox, the minutes at 30 degrees latibecause it takes the sun length of day will range from tude, to 12 hours and 16 minlonger to rise and set. about 12 hours and six and utes at 60 degrees latitude.

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Gosling Games Color Me ‘Spring flowers’

The Earth makes a complete revolution around the sun once every 365 days, following an orbit that is elliptical in shape. This means that the distance between the Earth and sun, which is 93 million miles on average, varies throughout the year. During the first week in January, the Earth is about 1.6 million miles closer to the sun. This is referred to as the perihelion. The aphelion, or the point at which the Earth is about 1.6 million miles farther away from the sun, occurs during

the first week in July. This fact may sound counter to what we know about seasons in the Northern Hemisphere, but actually the difference is not significant in terms of climate and is not the reason why we have seasons. Seasons are caused by the fact that the Earth is tilted on its axis by 23.5 degrees. The tilt’s orientation with respect to space does not change during the year; thus, the Northen Hemisphere is tilted toward the sun in June and away from the sun in December, as illustrated.

Jokes & Groaners Spring is sprung ... A group of Yale students are traveling around the South on their spring break. They passed an old man, sitting on a porch. “Where you boys from?” asked the man. “Yale,” they replied. So the old man stood up and shouted, “WHERE YOU BOYS FROM!” Q: What do you call a rabbit with fleas? A: Bugs Bunny. Q: What does the Easter Rabbit get for making a basket? A: Two points, just like everybody. Q: Can February March? A: No, but April May. Q: What season is it when you are on a trampoline? A: Spring-time. Q: Why is the letter A like a flower? A: A bee (B) comes after it.


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NASP PWD’s Dancy recognized for lifetime achievement award From NavFac Southeast

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aval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Commanding Officer and Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Adm. Katherine Gregory announced the winners of the 2014 Peggy B. Craig Lifetime Service Award Feb. 26. Martina Dancy, acquisition branch head at Public Works Department (PWD) Pensacola, was named one of the five national winners of the award. “This year’s candidates were all exceptional and well deserving, but the (five national) winners truly stood out in personifying Peggy Craig’s legacy of service, selflessness and dedication to the community,” said Gregory. “Combined they represented over 212 years of dedicated service to our Navy and our nation along with possessing an amazing record of professional excellence and commitment to the people and organizations that they serve. Throughout their careers, they have made a difference and left a lasting impact on all those that have known them. It is a tremendous honor having them as part of our team.”

The Peggy B. Craig Lifetime Service Award was established to recognize the true matriarchs and patriarchs of NavFac. It recognizes civil servants who expend a lot of energy mentoring and caring for the people they come in contact with on a daily basis. “I am so proud to work in an organization with so many great people, and I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Ms. Dancy on her selection for this most prestigious award,” said Commanding Officer NavFac Southeast Capt. Christopher Kiwus. “I had no idea I was put in for this award. I was very surprised,” said Dancy, who was caught off guard by the announcement. The Peggy B. Craig Lifetime Service Award was established in 2012 in honor of a longtime NavFac headquarters em-

ployee to honor NavFac civil servants with 20 or more years of selfless and dedicated service to NavFac, the 1st Naval Construction Division, the Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering, or any subordinate unit. PWD Pensacola coworkers agreed Dancy was a good fit to receive the award. “She epitomizes professionalism and poise, and is a walking, talking example of dignity, skill, excellence, morality and greatness,” said PWD Pensacola Procurement Technician Regina Randle. “She is a person that gives of herself in order that others may learn, improve and succeed,” added PWD Pensacola Contract Specialist Eleanor Daniels. During her 33 years of service, Dancy has worked in a number of roles from housing project manager to quality insurance in-

Martina Dancy, acquisition branch head at Public Works Department (PWD) Pensacola, was named one of the five national winners of the winners of the 2014 Peggy B. Craig Lifetime Service Award Feb. 26. PWD Pensacola photo

spector. In her current role, her leadership has been crucial in integrating the Whiting Field Acquisition Branch with Pensacola. Dancy said her government career has enabled her to work on two memorable projects. The most memorable was acting as the contracting officer of a custodial contract with National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH)/Ability One for

approximately 20 years. Ability One provides services and programs which support the employment of people with severe disabilities. The second most memorable thing was working on the task of awarding and administering contracts after the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Ivan that directly impacted Pensacola. “The recovery effort was monumental but

working with both military officers and civilians made it fun,” said Dancy. “Her efforts are always focused around the betterment of the organization and the people within that organization,” said Lt. Cmdr. Lakeeva Gunderson, a NavFac engineer who worked with Dancy during Hurricane Ivan recovery efforts. “Ms. Dancy is able to connect to people in a way that empowers and enables them as individuals to seek out and achieve personal and professional goals. She is truly a sincere, genuine, leader that believes in her people and her organization.” Dancy’s commitment to developing and mentoring her employees are “unparalleled” stated the award announcement. She sets new standards in quality and support to her customers. “It has been a very rewarding experience working for NavFac,” said Dancy. “If you have a servant’s heart and you have a desire to assist others and you want to develop long lasting relationships, working with NavFac is a good place to be. It really is a great place to work.”


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Celebration to honor fort builder planned for April 5 From National Park Service

Dan Brown, superintendent of Gulf Island National Seashore, has announced that a William Henry Chase Celebration is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 5. The event will start with a presentation in the Fort Pickens Auditorium about the life and times of senior engineer William Chase (1798-1870), who supervised the construction of the Pensacola forts. The event continues with the unveiling of the recently donated portrait of Chase in the Fort Pickens Visitor Center. A book signing featuring local author Dave Walby’s newly released book about

Visit the forts • Fort Pickens area: Located on Santa Rosa Island (Pensacola Beach). Open 7 a.m. to sunset daily (fort is open 8 a.m. to sunset). The visitor center and museum are open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily March through October and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through February. Guided tours are 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. • Fort Barrancas area: Located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, the visitor center and fort are open 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday January through February and 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in March. Advanced Redoubt guided tours are at 11 a.m.; Fort Barrancas guided tours are at 2 p.m.

Chase will culminate the event. In 2010, Walby set out to answer a simple question, where is William Henry Chase buried? His four-year quest has culminated in countless hours of research, discovery of original

documents and a portrait of Chase and decendent family interviews. What he found out is documented in his new book. Previous books by Walby include “Geronimo Comes to Pensacola” and “1861: The Bat-

tle for Santa Rosa Island.” Chase graduated from West Point in 1815 and was the senior engineer on the Gulf Coast from 1819 to 1856. Although born in Massachusetts, Chase became a local landowner, slaveholder and businessperson while still on active duty with the Army. Chase, who was an Army colonel, briefly led the Florida state forces in Pensacola when the secession crisis struck in 1861 and he unsuccessfully demanded the surrender of Fort Pickens, the fort that began his career at Pensacola. The original portrait hangs in the home of Chase’s great, great grandson, C.L. Hardy in Alexandria, La. The portrait, completed in New

Orleans around 1830 by John Wesley Jarvis, depicts Chase at the time he supervised the construction of Fort Pickens. The celebration is free; however, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens area. A free annual pass is available to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, reserve and National Guard members. You can pick up a pass at any federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID. For more information call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at 934-2600 or go to www.nps.gov/guis.


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Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd is scheduled to perform at BeulahFest. Photo from www.lynyrdskynyrd.com

BeulahFest lines up big stars Follow the crowd to the fairgrounds to get a full plate of food with music From www.Beulahfest.com

BeulahFest is the place to be this weekend for fans of sausage and country music. Gates times are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. today, March 21, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow, March 22, at the Pensacola Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway. The event offers food, live entertainment, craft vendors and rides, including a mechanical bull and rollercoaster. Formerly the Beulah Sausage Festival, BeulahFest has been drawing a crowd for more than 27 years. The festival, which was started by the members of the Beulah Volunteer Fire Department to raises funds for local organizations, keeps getting bigger every year. This year, it has moved to the fairgrounds, which offers more parking and festival space. Several local bands are scheduled to perform,

but some top country music stars are the big attractions. Rodney Atkins is scheduled to play at 9:30 p.m. today, March 21. The lineup for tomorrow, March 22, features The Charlie Daniels Band at 2 p.m. and the legendary Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd at 9:30 p.m. “American’s Got Talent” season eight quarterfinalist Chloe Channell is schedule to perform at 6 p.m. today, March 21, with her band, 2 Dollar Pistols. Chloe, who is from Pensacola, recently returned from Branson, Mo., where she performed in a musical written by Kenny Rogers. Operation Troop Aid (OTA), which provides care packages for service members, will be give out camouflage wristbands to those who make a donation. Ticket prices range from $15 for a one-day pass to $36 for a VIP package. Only cash is accepted at the gate – ATMs are available onsite. For more information, go to www.beulah fest.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Pompeii” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Non-Stop,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

“The LEGO Movie” (3D), PG, noon; “Pompeii” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Robocop,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “About Last Night,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “The LEGO Movie” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.; “Non-Stop,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Endless Love,” PG-13, noon; “Pompeii” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m., 2:10 p.m.; “Robocop,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “The Monuments Men,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The LEGO Movie” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.; “Non-Stop,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY

“The LEGO Movie” (3D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Pompeii” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “That Awkward Moment,” R, 5 p.m.; “Labor Day,” PG-13, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

“The LEGO Movie” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Robocop,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Winter’s Tale,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Non-Stop,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Endless Love,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Robocop,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Vampire Academy,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “About Last Night,” R, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

“The LEGO Movie” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Pompeii” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Non-Stop,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Monuments Men,” PG-13, 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 http://naspensacola-mwr.com. • Flea Market: Do you have clutter or have an interesting collection that you would like to sell? MWR will give you a chance to sell your creations and unwanted items at MWR Outdoor Flea Market from noon to 4:30 p.m. March 30. Reserve space today. For pricing details and registration forms, go to http://naspensacola-mwr.com. The market is open to all for selling and buying. Registration form and payment must be received by noon March 26. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • March Madness at the Indoor Pool: Basketball is coming to the indoor pool. Join in on the March Madness every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during recreational swim hours (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.). For more information, call 452-9429. • Powder Puff Football: March 29 on lawn in front of Portside Fitness Center. Ten women teams (15 team maximum). Sign up at Portside Fitness Center through March 29. For more information, call 452-7810. • P90X Certification: A P90X certification class is scheduled for April 5 and April 6 at the Radford Fitness Center. For more information, go to www.P90xCert.com. • World Rowing Challenge: Through April 15. Join team NASP by using indoor rower at any of the five gyms or fitness centers and help meet 10 million meter goal. Register at any of the fitness facilities. Row and log your meters to help the NASP team. Random prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 452-6802. • Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling: Register for NOFFS performance training. One-day course will teach you how to execute the exercises in the NOFFS program. Classes 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8, July 10, Aug. 7 and Oct. 2 at Radford Fitness Center. To register, e-mail Brian Hannah at brian.hannah@navy.mil. For information, call 452-6198. • NASP Captainʼs Cup Basketball Battle of the Bases: First game starts at 6 p.m. April 8, Radford Fitness Center. Single elimination tournament between the first place Captain’s Cup teams from NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station and NAS Whiting Field. For more information call, 452-4391 or 452-4392. • Captainʼs Cup events: NAS Pensacola Captain’s Cup Sports – dodge ball 11:15 a.m. March 24; and softball, 4:30 p.m. April 7. NASP Corry Captain’s Cup Sports – golf scramble, 11 a.m. April 4; and softball, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 8. Entry deadlines for all events. For more information about NASP Intramural Sports, call 452-4391, or e-mail patsy.shotwell@navy.mil or john.powell2@navy.mil. For more information about NASP Corry Intramural Sports, call 4526520 or e-mail dorothy.player@navy.mil. • Travel Expo: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10 at National Naval Aviation Museum. Browse through a variety of travel and recreation destinations at expo sponsored by Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office. Admission is free and door prizes will be given away. For more information, call 452-6362.

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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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 9955247; go to www.SafeHelpline. org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response. Activeduty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. To access restricted reporting, the victim can disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell phone number at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Open House: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 at the NASP Fleet and Family Center. Learn about programs offered. Meet the staff, tour the office and walk away with gift items. For information, call 452-5609. • Positive Parenting (teens): Classes provide a practical approach to raising happy, responsible children. Six weeks of classes. Classes scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30

and May 7. To register, call 452-5609. • Couples Communication Workshop: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 and April 14, NASP Fleet and Family Support Center. This is a two-day, two-hour class. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • New Parent Supportʼs Boots and Booties Baby Shower: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10, Lighthouse Terrace Community Center, NAS Pensacola. For pregnant active-duty service members and spouses. Registration required. Space limited to 25 families. For more information, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach

Worship schedule Lent/Easter schedule • Stations of the Cross: 5:30 p.m. each Friday during Lent (through April 11), Our Lady of Loreto Chapel, NASP. • Lenten Suppers: 6 p.m. each Friday during Lent, McKamey Center, NASP. • Rite of Reception into Full Communion: 8:30 a.m. April 6 (fifth Sunday of Lent), Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, NASP. • Tenebrae: 5:30 p.m. April 14, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel, NASP. Followed by supper in McKamey Center at 6 p.m. • Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m. April 15, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel, NASP. • Good Friday: Reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross, Communion, 3 p.m. April 18, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel, NASP. • Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass, 7 p.m. April 19, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel, NASP. • Easter Sunday: April 20. Services at 8:30 a.m. at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and noon at NASP Corry Station chapel.

Protestant NASP Community Outreach has volunteer opportunities including: • Clean up project: 8 a.m. first Thursday of every month, Lexington Terrace Park. Help members of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) pick up trash. • Book Fair: March 31 at Hellen Caro Elementary School. • Sea Turtle Conservation: April 7 to April 17, 8668 Navarre Parkway, No. 286.

Manage challenge stations, setup and tear down. CPR qualified persons are needed for water challenges. • Dump Dash 5K: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26,13009 Beulah Road, Cantonment. Help with timing, and manage the auxiliary events. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any volunteer hours to receive due recognition. For more information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532.

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• Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • 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. • Womenʼs Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge, second deck.

• Bible study (all welcome), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 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. For information for NAS Pensacola, call 452-2341.

NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall.

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

NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information for NASP Whiting Field, call 623-7212.


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