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NAS Pensacola change of command ceremony March 28 ... Capt. Keith Hoskins will relieve NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Chris Plummer in a change of command ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. March 28 in the National Naval Aviation Museum. All hands are invited to attend.

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USNA Commandant of Midshipmen visits NAS Pensacola

VT-10 changes command From VT-10

NAS Pensacola Training Squadron VT-10 changed hands yesterday, March 21, as Cmdr. Steven Hnatt relieved Cmdr. Virgle Reeves in a ceremony held in the National Naval Aviation Museum. Reeves is headed to the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy on the National Defense University campus in Washington D.C.

By Steve Vanderwerff NETC PAO

The Blues are back ... The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, have returned home to NASP after wintering for training in El Centro, Calif. Crowds turned out for their first NASP practice March 20 (above) and the team will be heading to NAS Key West for an air show March 23-24. Photo by Alex Sharp

The Commandant of Midshipmen visited NASP’s Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) March 15. Capt. Robert E. Clark II, the United States Naval Academy’s (USNA) Commandant of Midshipmen, was invited by NATTC’s Commanding Officer Capt. Jim Daniels to receive an overview of the training center and how it actively promotes sound decision-making and leadership development among junior Sailors. Clark’s visit was designed to provide him with an overview of NATTC’s active commitment to the success of its students, personally and professionally and for him to see firsthand how NATTC successfully executes its process and allow for sharing ideas and lessons learned. “As a one team, one fight, one family Navy we’re all very concerned and also very interested in how we can better educate, understand, and more importantly prevent sexual harassment, sexual assault and some of the other distractors from excellence that challenge our Sailors on a day-in and day-out basis,” said Clark. “We have 4,500 midshipmen up at the Naval Academy who

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Cmdr. Steven Hnatt

The son of a World War II veteran, entrepreneur, and cattleman, Hnatt grew up in Galveston County, Texas. He enlisted in the Navy in 1984 and was assigned A-7E plane captain duties with the VA-174 “Hell Razors” at NAS Cecil Field, Fla. He rated aviation fire control technician (AQ), and deployed on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in 1988 and in 1990-91 in support of

Training Excellence Award winners announced for 2012 By Ed Barker NETC PAO

Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), announced the winners of the 2012 Training Excellence Awards (TEA) for superior accomplishment supporting NETC’s vision March 8.

The annual award recognizes commands that demonstrate the highest standards of training excellence, consistently producing Sailors possessing relevant and effective skills that enable them to succeed, achieve the needs of the fleet by increasing our Navy’s mission readiness and strengthening our nation. “Our Navy is the best in the world, in large

part due to the quality of our training. It’s an asymmetric advantage that our enemies can’t match,” said Quinn. “This year’s TEA winners represent thousands of dedicated instructors and support staffs around the globe, who ensure that our training is cutting-edge and current to maintain our advantage. The warriors they have trained stand ready to fight and

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‘Parachute Dave’ drops in at museum World War II vet recalls former President George H.W. Bush By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

Cmdr. Virgle Reeves

Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm as a flight deck troubleshooter attached to the VFA-15 Valions. He attained the rank of petty officer first class and he earned an associate’s degree with high honors at Florida Community College at Jacksonville in 1993. He

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David “Parachute Dave” Epstein, a former Navy parachute rigger and 92-year-old World War II veteran, visited the National Naval Aviation Museum located onboard NAS Pensacola last week. Epstein, who knew and flew with former President George H.W. Bush, donated his parachute packing tool kit rig to the museum for its parachute exhibit, which opened in 2008. Epstein said Bush on occasion used parachutes packed by him while they were both assigned to

Former Navy parachute rigger David Epstein looks over his gear at the NNAM. Photo by Patrick Nichols

squadron flew training missions on the east coast of the United States from Maine to Key West, Fla., Epstein recalled. “We flew together,” Epstein said. “My log book, a page from it, is in that museum (NAS Fort Lauderdale Museum) with his name in it, and then he sent me a copy of his log book with my name in it.” He first met Bush at NAS Quonset Point, R.I., where VT-153 was formed. “He was an officer; I was an enlisted man,” Epstein said. “I knew him casually. We didn’t socialize.” Bush had been assigned

training squadron VT-153, based at NAS Grosse Ile, Mich. The

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MWR: Hours change From NASP MWR

Officials at the Naval Air Station Pensacola Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department have announced operational modifications implemented to meet reduced budgetary guidelines due to the fiscal year 2013 Continuing Resolution Authority (CRA). The

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Women’s History Month presentation at NASC today, March 22 NAS Pensacola’s Diversity Committee is hosting a Women’s History Program today, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the NASC Auditorium. This year’s theme is “Women Inspiring

Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.” The panel of guest speakers will include CID CO Capt. Susan Cerovsky, NETPDTC

CO Capt. Anne Burkhart, NATTC’s ACCM Renae Morin, Assistant Air Operations Officer Stephanie Oram and NHP CO Capt. Maureen Padden. All hands are invited to attend. For more information, call 452-3995.

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was selected for the enlisted commissioning program (precursor to “STA-21”) and named “top graduate” from the Engineering Technology department at Texas A&M University in 1996. Assigned to the naval flight officer pipeline, he completed primary and intermediate training at VT-10 in 1997 and detailed to VAW-120 in Norfolk, Va., where he earned his wings of gold. Hnatt reported to the VAW-126 Seahawks in 1998, where he deployed to the Arabian Gulf, participating in Operations Desert Fox and Southern Watch. He achieved instructor mission commander qualifications while still a lieutenant j.g., and was detailed to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) in Fallon, Nev., in 2001. Hnatt assumed duties in multiple subject matter areas at NSAWC, including strike warfare, amphibious operations, and time sensitive strike. While assigned to air wing training, he participated in pre-combat preparations for each carrier air wing (CVW) prior to deployment. He completed MAWTS-1 at MCAS Yuma, Ariz., in 2003 as a SEAD lead then became trained in, and later instructed, Joint Close Air Support (JCAS) for special operators outbound to fight Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Returning to Norfolk in 2004, Hnatt was assigned as the training officer of the VAW121 Bluetails, participating in deck qualifications on USS George Washington (CVN 73). The squadron assumed air control over the Gulf Coast in 2005, flying from NAS Pensacola in support of relief operations in Louisiana and Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, Hnatt assumed the duties as officer-in-charge of ACCLOGWING DET NORFOLK and the Hawkeye Weapons and Tactics Unit (WTU), where he directed the advanced readiness phase of pre-deployment training for all fleet E-2C Hawkeye squadrons, and participated in the development of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye weapon system. While there, he served as deputy air wing commander for a joint air wing comprised of four USMC AV-8B Harrier Squadrons and two Royal Navy Sea King helicopter squadrons aboard HMS Illustrious during three-carrier JTFEX operations off the Virginia coast. Hnatt reported to the VAW-123 Screwtops in 2007 for his aviation department head tour, where he served as admin and ops officer. Deployed in USS Enterprise (CVN 65), he supported flights in Operations Iraqi Freedomand Enduring Freedom, as well as initial deck certifications on USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). During his joint tour, Hnatt served as the CENTCOM Strategic Effects Desk Chief at the Joint Information Operations Warfare Center (JIOWC) at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. He participated in operational-level efforts for U.S. Strategic Command, Central Command, and Special Operations Command. Hnatt had the honor of working closely with U.S. Army Rangers at various locations. Hnatt reported to the VT-10 Wildcats in 2011 as executive officer to Reeves. Hnatt’s flight experience includes the E2C, F/A-18B, F-16B, EA-6B, Royal Navy Sea King Mk7, AH-1, E-3A, E-8A, T-34C, T-1, T-39G/N, and T-6A, and various civilian aircraft. He is a tailhook “centurion” on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and a member of the Association of Naval Aviation and Tailhook Association. He resides in Pensacola with his wife, Melissa.

are future Sailors and Marines.” During his visit, Clark observed student and staff indoctrination, met with NATTC’s chapter of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD), viewed Bystander Intervention training and met with NATTC leadership. “I hope that Capt. Clark got some ideas seeing the type of activities we hold, so they can be used to help the Sailors and Marines at the academy grow and stay away from trouble,” said AN Joanna Aquino, NATTC’s CSADD President. “Capt. Clark gave us excellent advice about being a mentor as well as a mentee. In any position you hold you’ll always have someone there to help you, and as long as you’re helping each other you’ll be able to make it in your career.” Saying he has always been driven to be a leader, AN Florian Morrison, NATTC’s CSADD vice president says he joined the organization because he entered the Navy late in life at age 33, and wanted to help his classmates with the things he didn’t know as an 18-year-old in college. “There’s a lot of leadership potential here at NATTC. With CSADD, we mentor Sailors and show them that there are other ways to have fun,” he said. “We’re here to be students first, not 18-year-old kids running wild. It’s not always about doing the wrong thing. It can also be about doing right and leaving a positive footprint while at NATTC and in the future in the fleet.” According to NATTC’s Command Master Chief Michael

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win, thanks to the exemplary training provided by these professionals throughout the NETC enterprise." The Training Excellence Award competition structure resembles the Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) competition held throughout the fleet; recognizing sustained superior performance in an operational environment within a command. At the end of the year, each NETC training headquarters directorate assesses the learning centers and training support centers based on established performance measures, and total the results. Areas evaluated include results of Inspector General (IG) and safety visits, how well the staff manages training and student throughput, correct handling of specialty items such as ordnance, radiation, highrisk training, and critical support functions, such as public affairs and personnel matters. TEA Board Coordinator Dean Taylor noted that winning the TEA is no small feat. “The 2012 TEA completion show-

Knowles, because the Naval Academy produces Navy officers for the fleet and NATTC produces aviation Sailors for the fleet, both of the schools have a lot of things in common. “We listened to how he does things at the academy. Maybe we can take some of those ideas for action and vice versa,” he said. “I hope he takes away that we do great things here as does the academy.” Clark says that the nation is in good hands because today’s Sailors and Marines understand service above self. He is also impressed by NATTC leadership’s commitment to ensuring the success of its students from the day they arrive for training. “There is a lot of discussion about our national soul and future, and when you sit across from these young men and women and you look into their eyes, you can really sample their souls. You realize that our soul is strong and our future is in great hands. They are true national treasures,” he said. “I’m very impressed with the engagement all the way up and down the chain of command in addressing issues. At the Naval Academy, we do things very similarly, which is very refreshing. To see Capt. Daniels speak to the new Sailors coming in, one of the first things he mentioned was do’s and don’ts. We articulate the same message at Annapolis. His personal engagement, his relevance with his background and just the energy he brings is very inspiring to see.” For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit its website at https://www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/cnatt/nattc/Default.aspx.

cased the hard work that goes on behind the classrooms to ensure delivered training meets fleet requirements,” said Taylor. “The winners demonstrated superior accomplishments as they relate to NETC's strategic goals.” NETC training activities and those that conduct NETC training courses are eligible. The TEA is composed of three categories – the Learning Center Training Excellence “T Award, the Training Support Center Training Support Excellence “TS” Award and Functional Excellence Awards. The local 2012 award winners include: • Learning Center Training Excellence “White T” Award: - Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving, Panama City. • Curriculum Management “Black T” Award: - Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving, Panama City. - Center for Information Dominance. - Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training. • Information Technology Award

“Gold T”: - Center for Information Dominance. - Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training. • Planning and Programming Award (Gray T): - Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving, Panama City. - Center for Information Dominance. - Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training. • Training Production Management Award (Green T): - Center for Information Dominance. - Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training. A plaque and a burgee (pennant) will be presented to the award winners. Commands are authorized to display the burgee throughout the 2013 calendar year to indicate their outstanding accomplishment and excellence in the delivery of education and training. For a complete list of the TEA winners, visit https:// www.netc. navy.mil/netc/ PAO/ NETC News.aspx? Art=pr_04813.pdf

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to the newly formed VT-153 after his aircraft was shot down in action Sept. 2, 1944, off the Japanese island of Chichi-jima. Bush was a regular guy who didn’t stand out too much, Epstein said, except possibly for his youth. “They were all young, the pilots in the squadron. He was the youngest Navy pilot during World War II.” Epstein, who is Jewish, recalled an incident where Bush helped right an anti-Semetic wrong. “We were stationed at Key West, the squadron. The skipper sent a few pilots and myself and a couple of Tools of the trade of a Navy paraenlisted guys to find housing for the married personchute rigger on display at NNAM. nel at (NAS) Oceana, Virginia, (which) we were going to ahead of the squadron. And when we came into Oceana on Virginia Beach there were signs on the lawns, ‘No Jews or dogs allowed.’ So they sent me back to the barracks and the next morning, the town was cleaned up. The signs were gone.” Epstein gives Bush the credit for the removal of the offending signs. Bush’s particular regard for parachute rigger Epstein may have resulted from the fact that his own life had been saved by a Navy parachute when he bailed from his stricken bomber over the Pacific. Epstein packed all the parachutes for VT-153. Since there were no facilities in Key West for packing parachutes, he would drive them up to Miami to the nearest parachute loft. “We had to pack a chute, no matter what its condition, every 30 days,” Epstein recalled. He packed thousands of parachutes in his career and there never were any problems with any of Epstein’s silken lifesavers. “If there ever had been (a problem), I’d have been in Leavenworth (military prison) today. Every one you signed your name in. You’d have had a court martial … We did a good job.” After the war ended, Epstein landed another good job, thanks to his Navy training. He went into the garment industry in New York City, “because the Navy taught me to sew. It was on-the-job training.”

modifications include changes in hours of operations and some program offerings. Liberty Centers at NAS Pensacola and NASP Corry Station will be open from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 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. The NASP Library, Bldg. 634, will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The library will be closed on Saturday. Hours at the gyms and fitness centers have also been reduced. For a full listing of the new hours, go to http:// nas pensacola-mwr. com/ athletic/ newgym-fitness hours.html. For more information, call 452-8285 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com or the MWR Facebook page at https://www. face book. com/ mwrpensacola.

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Take time to check credit reports for errors Cynthia L. Catalan Civilian attorney, Mayport Legal Assistance Office, RLSO SE

Are you thinking about borrowing money to buy a home or car? Do you need a line of credit to make home repairs? Have you applied for a new credit card? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” it is important to make sure information on your credit report is accurate and up to date. Even if you are not planning on borrowing money, your credit report has special importance if you are an active duty military member, DoD civilian employee or contractor who requires any level of security clearance. If you fall into any of these categories you must undergo a security clearance background investigation which is subject to periodic review. The investigation will identify any adverse information contained in your credit report such as judgments, property repossession or delinquencies on debts (90 days delinquent or more on current debts and/or 180 days delinquent or more on debts in the previous seven years). You should review your credit report before you submit any credit applications and well before your security clearance is up for renewal. Reviewing your credit report in advance will provide an opportunity to correct information. Since September 2012, the federal government, through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has been actively monitoring and conducting onsite investigations to assure that the credit reporting agencies are complying with the law. Previously, there was not much federal oversight. Now may be the best time to correct

any inaccurate information on your credit report. How do you go about correcting errors on your report? You need not hire a “credit repair” company. The first step is to obtain a credit report from each of the three major nationwide credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian and Trans Union. Each company maintains your personal information and individual credit history. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), you are entitled to receive a free report from each credit reporting agency once a year. Since creditors are not required to submit information to all three of the agencies, your credit report from one agency will likely contain different information from the others. Initially, you should request a report from all three. Afterwards, you can stagger your request once every four months to take full advantage of the free report allowance (for example, you can request a report from Equifax in January, Experian in May, Trans Union in September and Equifax again the following January and so on). To obtain your free report, request it online through www.annualcredit

report.com (a central website maintained by the three agencies), call 1 (877) 322-8228, or request it by mail by filling out the Annual Credit Report Request form and mailing it to Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281. Once you receive your reports, closely inspect your personal information and each entry. Although you can make corrections or submit a dispute online, it is recommended that you submit a dispute in the form of a written letter to the credit reporting agency clearly explaining the dispute and requesting the inaccurate information be removed, corrected or updated. It is in your best interest to also include supporting documentation. The following are the addresses for the three credit reporting agencies: • Equifax, 1550 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2468. • Experian, 701 Experian Parkway, Allen, TX 75013. • TransUnion, 555 West Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661. After receiving your letter, the agency must initiate an investigation and notify the entity that provided them the information of your dispute with a

copy of the information you provided. When notified, the entity must conduct its own investigation. Once complete, that entity must provide the credit reporting agency with a report of the outcome. If your dispute results in a change, the agency must provide you with the results along with a free copy of your credit report. If your dispute is not resolved, you can place a statement of the dispute in your credit file. Taking the time to review your credit reports can save you from a headache down the road. For more information, go to http://www.jag.navy.mil/legal_services/rlso/rlso_southeast.htm for to find out the location of the legal assistance office closest to you. If you would like help with this process, you can meet with an attorney at the NAS Pensacola Region Legal Service Office at 161 Turner St., Bldg. 624, Suite B, second deck. The phone number is 452-3730.

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March 22, 2013


USS Monitor sailors buried at Arlington Remains of two crewmembers were recovered from shipwreck By MC1(AW) Tim Comerford Naval History and Heritage Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – On March 8, Navy officials conducted a graveside interment ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony for the remains of two unknown Sailors recovered from the USS Monitor shipwreck. The unknown Sailors were lost along with 14 of their shipmates when Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C., Dec. 31, 1862. All 16 Sailors will be memorialized on a group marker in section 46 of the cemetery, which is between the amphitheater and the USS Maine Mast memorial. In the summer of 1862, Monitor helped cover the Union Army as it shifted operations back to northern Virginia. Thereafter, she performed blockade duty in Hampton Roads until ordered on Christmas Eve to proceed to North Carolina for operations against Wilmington. Towed by the USS Rhode Island, she departed the Virginia Capes, Dec. 29, 1862. Two days later, tragedy struck both ships. “The USS Monitor was under tow by the steam ship Rhode Island and they hit major squalls off the coast of Cape Hatteras,” said Gordon Calhoun, Naval History and Heritage Command’s Hampton Roads Naval Museum editor and historian. “Monitor signaled to Rhode Island that they were taking on water. The Sailors from the Rhode Island, in heavy seas, put small boats in the water and rescued the majority of the Monitor ship’s company.” The Monitor went down with 16 men aboard and the Rhode Island lost seven of their own during the rescue of Monitor’s crew. Despite the relative nearness of the wreck to the U.S. coastline, it took more than a century to find. “People had the idea that it had sunk off Cape Hatteras but no one was exactly sure where,” Calhoun explained. “The Navy actually officially abandoned ownership of the Monitor in 1953, hoping that private salvagers would find it.”

The wreckage wasn’t found until 1973 by a team of scientists from Duke University, the State of North Carolina and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As part of a series of marine sanctuary laws passed by the U.S. Congress, the site of the wreck was designated a National Marine Sanctuary Jan. 30, 1975, and placed under the protection of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Owing to deterioration of the wreck from storm and other damage, some artifacts—such as the propeller shaft and hull plates—were later recovered for historic preservation. Starting in March 2001, a five-month long expedition involving NOAA, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU TWO) and The Mariners’ Museum, raised the ironclad’s innovative steam engine and other parts recovered at the site. The following year, in July and August 2002, the gun turret was raised from the site. Found inside the gun turret were the remains of two Sailors. The artifacts were transferred to the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News, Va., for historic preservation and the remains were transferred to Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) in Hawaii for possible identification. JPAC, with the assistance of the Navy Casualty Office and NOAA, conducted a comprehensive effort to identify the remains of the unknown Sailors, to include time-demanding and detailed genealogical research. Given the age of the remains, efforts to identify them were unsuccessful. However, JPAC was able to narrow down possible descendents of the unknown Sailors to 30 family members from 10 different families. Their remains were interred at Arlington National Cemetery, March 8, 2013, 151 years to the date that Monitor arrived in Hampton Roads for its historic engagement with Virginia.

Members of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard conduct a dignified transfer of remains ceremony March 7 at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia for one of two Sailors recovered from the ironclad USS Monitor, which sank in 1862 off of the coast of North Carolina. The two Sailors were interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo by Lt. Lauryn Dempsey

Steamship had proud history By MC1(AW) Tim Comerford Naval History and Heritage Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) – Union Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles published an announcement in August of 1861 calling on designers to submit plans for ironclad warships. One of resulting plans was for that of the USS Monitor. John Ericson, a Swedish-born New York engineer and inventor submitted a plan for what he called, “An impregnable steam battery of light draught, suitable to navigate the shallow rivers and harbors of Confederate States.” After Ericson went to Washington and demonstrated the soundness of his design, the board gave him permission to build what would be the Union’s answer to the CSS Virginia – a 172-foot iron beast. It was a small, dynamically-designed, low lying craft with only 10 feet of draft and 987 tons displacement and a crew of only 65 Sailors. It also featured a revolutionary turret. Ericson returned to New York to begin building his ship, splitting the workload between nine companies in order to build faster. Contracts to begin building were signed Oct. 4, 1861 and 118 days later a new type of ship was born into the world of naval supremacy. Even by 2013’s standards, 118 days to build any kind of working ship is a remarkable feat, but at the time that speed would seem almost impossible. The new ship was commission Feb. 25 under the command of Lt. John L. Worden. After trials and modifications, Monitor received orders March 4, 1862 to move to Hampton Roads. On March 8, the weather-beaten Monitor arrived off Hampton Roads, where her exhausted crew spent a long night preparing for a battle that made history. The CSS Virginia was on the prowl, surrounded by smaller Confederate ships. Union ships had surrounded the Norfolk area creating a blockade, but the wooden sloop of war Cumberland, and the frigate Congress, both sailing ships, sat in the water of the Elizabeth River on the windless day, which meant they were unable to move. Virginia dealt Cumberland a death blow. The sinking Cumberland, decks red with blood from some of her 121 dead took the Virginia’s cast iron ram imbedded inside her down into the depths.

Then the cannons and rifles of the Virginia shredded the crew of Congress, which had run aground in shallow water. In Washington, D.C., news of the battle caused a panic. The Monitor had arrived. But the new ship had never been tested in a fight. The Monitor’s commanding officer had received orders to protect the Minnesota at all costs, and on March 9 the Monitor exchanged volleys with the Confederate for several hours. Both the Monitor and Virginia sustained small damage, but neither could get the upper hand. In the end, the Virginia was forced to retreat to the safety of Confederate controlled waters. “The Battle of Hampton Roads” was over, but the Monitor hadn’t escaped unscathed. Pockmarks scarred the surface of the vessel, from the volleys of Confederate ships, and parts of the pilothouse would need to be rebuilt. Early in May 1862, the Confederates withdrew from Norfolk and the southern bank of the James River. As it tried to reach Confederate capital of Richmond the shallow waterways stopped the Virginia and the ship was set on fire May 11 to keep the Union from claiming it. It blew up shortly thereafter. Later, Monitor steamed up the James River to gather information for Union General-in-Chief George McClellan and to strengthen the Union Army’s left flank. However, on May 15, when they reached Drury’s Bluff some eight miles below the southern capital, its progress was stopped by obstructions across the channel. Confederate riflemen fired on Union ships from both shores and heavy naval guns mounted high on the cliff shelled them from an angle which minimized the effectiveness of their armor. The crew of the Monitor was unable to elevate her guns to hit the shore batteries, so the ship retreated downstream. Union ships continued to provide McClellan with gunfire support, however, and after his defeat by General Lee in the Seven Days campaign, their guns helped save the Army of the Potomac from annihilation. “When the Union army calls off the offensive, the Union ships are called back to Hampton Roads. That’s the last the Monitor sees action,” said Gordon Calhoun, Naval History and Heritage Command’s Hampton Roads Naval Museum editor and historian.

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March 22, 2013


Equality in the air: women in naval aviation By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

In the 1970s, the revolutionary fire of social change – begun in the 1960s – was still burning. Among the important societal barriers broken down was one of the gender barriers preventing women from flying in the military. Women aviators, such as Amelia Earhart and Pensacola’s own Jacqueline “Jackie” Cochran (Odlum) had made names for themselves in the 1930s with their flying exploits. Both Earhart and Cochran flew in the 1935 Bendix Transcontinental Air Race, and a few years later, with the outbreak of war in Europe, pilot losses in combat caused the British to implement the wartime contingency of using women pilots in non-combat roles. In 1942, Cochran went to England with a small group of hand-picked American women pilots to help in the ferry service for the British Air Transport Auxiliary. At the same time, in America, Nancy Harkness Love, another wellknown female pilot of the time, proposed the creation of a similar American program, named the Womens Auxiliary Ferry Service (WAFS). Cochran’s organizational efforts overseas were recognized formally by Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold in 1943 when she was offered and accepted the position of director, Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), in a merger of the two services. Cochran was appointed to the staff of the U.S. Army

Air Forces as well. The WASPs proved to be an aid to the armed forces in a time of crisis. Cochran saw her newly trained pilots ferrying aircraft, training gunners as tow pilots, working as test pilots and more.

Lt. Cmdr. Barbara Ann Allen Rainey

WASPs’ accident rates were lower than that of men pilots, both in fatal and non-fatal occurrences.

Yet, the WASPs were never formally accepted into the Army Air Corps. Congress voted against the idea in 1944, and soon after, the program was deactivated. As the war was being won by America and its Allies, fewer men pilots were needed for combat. Women returned to military aviation when in February, 1974, Lt. Cmdr. Barbara Ann Allen (Rainey) pinned on wings of gold at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi to become the first female designated a naval aviator. As the first Navy woman jet pilot, she had trained at NAS Pensacola during 1973, after the Secretary of the Navy launched a program to train female naval aviators. Qualified to fly the T-39 Saberliner and C-118 Liftmaster (DC-6), she served, like Cochran before her, in a transport squadron. After marrying John C. Rainey, she transferred to the Naval Reserve. During a shortage of flight instructors, she was recalled to active duty and assigned as a flight instructor to Training Squadron Three (VT-3) based at NAS Whiting Field in 1981. A year later, she lost her life in a training accident when a crash occurred at Middleton Field in Alabama. In 1979, Lt. Donna L. Spruill set another landmark in naval aviation when, on June 20, she landed a fixedwing Grumman C-1A Trader aircraft onboard the USS Independence (CV 62). Spruill was one of Fleet Logistics Squadron 40 (VRC-40)’s three female pilots. VRC-40 operated T-39 and C1A aircraft out of Norfolk, Va., assigned the joint tasks of carrier onboard delivery and air logistics transport. With that arrested landing, Spruill became the first woman to carrier qualify in a fixed-wing aircraft.

The first female Marine naval flight officer, 1st Lt. Jeanne Marie Buchanan, got her history-making wings Aug. 16, 1996, at a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. A Naval Academy graduate with a degree in computer science, she learned about the Marine NFO program while in school and pursued it to fruition. “I had reached the conclusion that I was going to be a ground officer but the opportunity to attend NFO school presented itself and I came (to NAS Pensacola),” she said. She downplayed her historical distinction. “I consider myself just another Marine NFO,” she said. “Even though I’m the first female Marine NFO, I’m first a Marine.” Today’s female naval aviators have followed in the footsteps of these firsts, to conduct combat missions, command ships and into go orbit as space shuttle astronauts.

1st Lt. Jeanne Marie Buchanan



March 22, 2013


Travel show marks successful new venture for ITT From NASWF PAO

The first time anything is attempted, there are expected to be hiccups in the process, but if there were any issues with Information Tickets and Travel’s (ITT’s) first ever travel show at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, they weren’t evident. For several years, Marcy Allen has been building up the ITT program with the hope of bringing the travel expo to NAS Whiting Field, and the fruition of that dream was better than she imagined. “The event exceeded our expectations. It was truly amazing. Something like this doesn’t work unless people support it, and we had support from every part of the base and wing,” she said. “It meant a lot to be part of such a successful event.” As the smallest, and final base on the travel expo’s Panhandle tour, expectations were muted for attendance. They didn’t need to be. When the tally was finalized, far more than 300 people attended. It was a number that put Whiting Field’s expo firmly in the middle of the pack, and ensured an enthusiastic response from the vendors. Leo Goodsell, the representative from “historic” Westville, Ga., does shows throughout Georgia and Alabama during the year. A living history museum that depicts life in pre-1860 Georgia, Goodsell wanted to extend the museum’s reach into the Florida area. Since Westville is only 20 miles or so from Fort Benning, offers regular military discounts, and is within weekend travel dis-

tance, it was a natural fit to take the Panhandle swing of military shows. He’s glad he did. “We wanted to promote ourselves to the military,” he said. “This has been one of the better shows. The quantity of people has been very good, and they have been very interested in what we are offering – far more inquisitive than most,” he said. However, the quantity of people was only one aspect of the show that pleased the vendors. Allen endeavored to put a personal touch on the event with an after-hours reception at Ace’s Pub welcoming the vendors the previous evening, onhand snacks through the event and people available to help the vendors settle in before the expo. The extra touches were noticed. “This is my first time doing the Panhandle shows. People mentioned how good they were, and we wanted to do all of them and it has been a great show,” said Amanda Evans from the Inn at Ellis Square in Savannah, Ga. “This show has been very productive and incredibly well-organized.” The hotel is located in Savannah’s historic district, and according to Evans, the city is a popular spot for cross-country flights. Such regular visibility of aviators, and an appreciation for the military is what prompted the hotel to send Evans to the travel show, and what drives their discounted prices through ITT. “The owners and management feel that the military needs to have perks to go along with the job they do,” she said. “We feel we need to give back to

Michelle Bell looks on as Lt. Cmdr. Jim Bell checks out an alligator head that was part of the Wild Florida display at the ITT Travel Show March 1. The airboat attraction was one of 27 vendors in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field Atrium for the event. More than 300 people attended the expo to learn more about travel opportunities in the Southeast. Photo by Jay Cope

them.” The Inn at Ellis Square, and historic Westville were just two of the 27 vendors who attended the show. Local and regional attractions included: Universal Studios, Busch Gardens/Sea World, Wild Florida Airboat Tours, the Pensacola Ice Flyers, WonderWorks, Contempo Florida Vacation Homes, Sandals Resorts, Suwanee River Valley, Gatorland, Fantasy of Flight, Emerald Coast Tours and many, many more. The goal of the event was twofold: to introduce the Whiting Field team to the various attractions and to give patrons a chance to see the types of activities the ITT office can help arrange for people on the base. The mission was accomplished. “It was a lot of fun. For me, the Seqway (Emerald Coast Tours) topped it off,” Shawn Chamberlain,

a NMCI field service technician for the base, said. “There was a lot that I didn’t know was available, and I got a lot of information and ideas for entertaining my family this summer.” The list of organizations may have included amusement parks, wildlife attractions, allinclusive resorts, hotels, condominium rentals, sports attractions, and state parks, but one thing it didn’t include was cruise companies. That is one of two things that Allen would prefer to see different for next year’s program. She would like to expand on the vendors, including adding cruise opportunities, and obtain a date that adjoins NAS Pensacola’s travel show. A date immediately before or after Pensacola’s would ease travel requirements on the vendors likely keeping

more of them for the Whiting expo. Considering the enthusiastic responses Allen received from the vendors’ return for next year’s show, but she will work to make it easier for them later this month when the ITT directors iron out the dates for the 2014 shows. The meeting with the managers from NAS Pensacola, Tyndall AFB, Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field isn’t even the starting point for next year’s show for Allen. “We are already working up our lessons learned for next year,” she said. “This is all about making sure take care of our customers and that they know what we have to offer, so the planning for the 2014 show starts now.” Planning the show required balancing financial concerns, vendor registrations, marketing the

show, invitations, obtaining and handling door prizes, staging the facility layout, and organizing a volunteer force. She and Cynthia (Cyndi) Myers, her coworker at ITT, balanced a host of issues with an immensely successful outcome that appears headed toward a long-term, annual event. “Marcy and Cyndi did an outstanding job planning, marketing, and executing this event,” Joseph Vukovcan, the NAS Whiting Field MWR director stated. “The event was terrific. She has set a high standard. I would like to extend a special thank you to the base, wing, and tenant commands for promoting this to their staff and students and helping ITT make this such a successful event. I can’t wait to see what the next travel show looks like.”

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March 22, 2013





NMCRS golf tourney tees off today

Pen Air Federal Credit Union will present the 13th annual Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Charity Golf Tournament today, March 22, at A.C. Read. Cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. Registration begins at 10:30 am, with lunch served at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Players can register online at bit.ly/NMCRSGolf Tournament. For more information, e-mail Melissa Dandridge at dandme@penair.org or call 505-3200, ext. 3334.

Special Olympics games scheduled

Special Olympics Escambia/Santa Rosa will present the Area 1 Summer Games tomorrow, March 23, at the NASP Corry Station athletic facilities. Special Olympics athletes will compete in tennis, soccer, bocce, volleyball, cycling and track and field events. The day will begin with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. at the track and will include the lighting of the torch and color guard. Admission is free and events are open to the public. For more information, contact Jessica Barrale by phone at 291-6234 or by e-mail at jessicabarrale @specialolympicsescambia.org.

Submission guide 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. Center from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 25, NASP Air Traffic Control from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 and NASP Corry Station from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 27. For more information, contact Betty Roberts at 572-4136 or betty.roberts@oneblood.org. You can also check the Northwest Florida Blood Services web site at www.nfbcblood.org.

Alpha Pier open for two days of fishing Easter schedule announced for NEX The Naval Air Station Pensacola Recreation Committee is presenting fishing on Alpha Pier from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, March 23, and March 24. Bring what you need; fishing pole, bait, coolers, etc. No alcohol is allowed on the pier. Cast and gill nets are prohibited. Licenses are required for ages 16 and older. Children must be supervised by an adult. No gutting of fish is allowed on the pier, and all your trash must be cleaned up before you leave The event is open to active duty, retired military and DoD personnel. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call (757) 927-522 or 4523907.

March 23 dance event has ’70s theme

Dance Konnection Swingers has scheduled a ’70s Cabaret from 7 p.m. to midnight tomorrow, March 23, at the Corrine Jones Sander Beach Community Center, 913 South I St. Plans include a best-dressed ’70s contest, but costumes are optional. Tickets are $20. Dance Konnection Swingers promotes the art of ballroom, swing and line dancing. For more information, call 748-9885 or e-mail dancekonnectionswingers@yahoo.com.

Ice Flyers planning motorcycle event

The Ice Flyers are presenting the Kevin Murphy Memorial Motorcycle Poker Run tomorrow, March 23, in support of the Wounded Warrior Program. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the wheels will roll at 11 a.m. at The Crab Trap on Perdido Key. The run will end at Nick’s Boathouse in Pensacola with a few stops along the way. Registration fee is $35. Participants will get an Ice Flyers game ticket for March 24 at 3:05 p.m. For more information, call 466-3111 or go to www.pensacolaiceflyers.com.

Dogwood Dash on track for March 23

The 25th annual Dogwood Dash, a 5K race and one-mile fun run, is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. tomorrow, March 23. Applications are available at St. Joseph Church, 140 West Government St., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at tjruck@bellsouth.net. Registration fee is $22 in advance and $25 on the day of race. For more information, call the school at 436-6461, ext. 10, or Ted or Grace Ruckstuhl at 438-4322. You can also go the schools website at www.stjosephchurchpensacola.parishesonline.com.

PLT presenting ‘24 Hour Theatre’

Five plays will be written, rehearsed and performed in one day at Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) when “24 Hour Theatre” returns. The experience begins with auditions at 8 p.m. today, March 22. Five writer-director teams will select cast members for plays to be written overnight. The finished show is performed for an audience starting at 8 p.m. tomorrow, March 23, in the M.C. Blanchard Courtroom inside the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St. General admission tickets are $10, cash or check only, available at the door one hour before curtain. The plays may or may not contain mature language or adult themes. For more information, go to www.PensacolaLittleTheatre.com.

Commissary to cut hours on holiday

Navy Exchange officials have announced the following store hours for March 31, Easter Sunday: • The NEX mall, the mall package store and Corry Station mini-mall will be open from noon to 6 p.m. • The NASP NEX Plaza will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. • The NASP mini-mall will be closed. • The gas stations will be open for credit card purchases only.

Seder planned to celebrate Passover

A Passover Seder is scheduled at 6 p.m. March 25 at Temple Beth El, 800 North Palfox St. The seder will be led by Rabbi Joel and Andrea Fleekop. Food will be organized by the Sisterhood and catered by Appetite for Life. Space is limited and the deadline for reservations was March 18. Cost is $25 per person and $16.50 for military and college and children ages 5 to 12. It is free for children age 4 and younger. For more information, contact the chaplain’s office at 452-2341.

Marine training classes scheduled

L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses training classes are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 27 and June 1 in the commanding officer’s conference room at the MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450, 211 Farrar Road. Classes are free and all military spouses are welcome. To register for any of the classes, call Beth Austin, MCFTB trainer at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or e-mail elizabeth.a.austin@usmc.mil.

Enrollment open at St. John school

St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, 325 South Navy Blvd., is enrolling new students for the 2013-2014 school year. The school offers voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) through eighth grade. For more information, call 456-5218 or go to www.stjohnpensacola.com.

Underage veterans to hold reunion

Members of the Veterans of Underage Military Service (VUMS) are planning to gather for a reunion April 11-13 in Lafayette, La. For more information, contact Al Brandon, VUMS state commander, at 456-8789 or 449-5599.

Sailors invited to USS Alabama reunion

Members of the World War II crew of the USS Alabama have scheduled their annual reunion for April 12-13 aboard the ship, which is docked at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Ala. Current Sailors are invited to meet the 1943 Sailors and hear some sea stories and learn the history of the battleship. For more information, call (251) 767-1507.

Church presenting outdoor concerts

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 3200 North 12th Ave., is presenting its seventh season of concerts Thursday evenings from April 4 to May 30. Concerts start at 6 p.m. on the church lawn. Participants should bring chairs. Concessions will be available For more information, call 433-0074 or go to www.spen.org.

Church to present Easter Extravaganza

The Pensacola NAS Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, has announced reduced hours for the Easter Sunday holiday. The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 31. Normal hours will resume April 1. For more information, call 452-6880.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting its annual Easter Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to noon March 30. The event will feature an Easter egg hunt, a puppet show, games, prizes, music and free food. Admission is free. For more information, call 492-1518.

Bloodmobile visiting bases this week

Volunteers offer free help with taxes

The Northwest Florida Blood Services Bloodmobile is scheduled to be at NASP Liberty

Tax season is in full swing and so is United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

VITA provides free tax preparation help for those with low to moderate incomes who live in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. In order to qualify for assistance, individual or family yearly household income must be less than $57,000 combined. United Way has four locations in the two-county area to accommodate tax payers. In addition to on-site tax assistance, United Way has also launched a free online tax prep service that can be accessed at www.myfreetaxes.com/ unitedwayESCAROSA. IRS certified VITA agents are available by phone to answer tax questions from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday for those using the free tax site. These programs are provided through grants. For more information about VITA or MyFreeTaxes, dial 2-1-1.

Event planned at Equestrian Center

The Leaning Post Ranch is presenting several events at the Escambia County Equestrian Center April 6. The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a 5K trail run and one-mile walk. At 9:30 a.m., riders from the ranch will demonstrate equestrian skills. At 1 p.m., an open gymkhana will start and include pole bending, barrel racing, an obstacle course, and more. The day will end with a 4D money-added barrel race. Barrel race exhibitions will begin at 6 p.m. The non-profit ranch offers equine-assisted activities and therapeutic riding to individuals with emotional or physical disabilities and to youth at risk. All events are free for spectators. For more information or to register for an event go to www.theleaningpostranch.org or contact Chelsea Hall at cahall92@gmail.com or 723-6082.

Club focused on Guam being formed

If you would like to socialize with others who have family or affiliations with Guam, efforts are in the works to form a Chamorro club in the Pensacola area. For more information, call or text Gregory Tenorio at 376-3186.

Little Flower enrolling new students

Little Flower Catholic School, 6495 Lillian Highway, is enrolling new students for the 20132014 school year. The school offers pre-K through eighth-grade classes. Before- and after-school care is also available. For more information, call 455-4851 or go to www.pensacolalfs.org.

Group offers support for caregivers

A meeting of the Pensacola Caregiver Support Group is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 28 at the offices of the Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce St. There is no cost and the meeting is open to the public. Reservations are not required. The group meets on the last Thursday of each month at the same time and location. County residency is not required to attend. The support group is designed to reduce stress, increase coping skills, provide strategies for effective management of care giving tasks and enable caregivers to provide high quality care in the home. The programs are sponsored by Council on Aging of West Florida, the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging. For more information, call 432-1475.

Birthday celebration planned for NEX

Apirl 1 will mark the 67th birthday of the Navy Exchange. A celebration is planned at the Navy Exchange Aviation Plaza aboard NASP at 250 Saufley St. Learn about the history of the NEX and enjoy games and festivities throughout the day. Cake will be served at 10:30 a.m. in Bldg. 630 and at 4:30 p.m. in Bldg. 607. For additional information, call 341-6681.

Enrollment open at private school

Redeemer Lutheran School, 333 Commerce St., is now accepting new applications for the 20132014 school year. The private school offers voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) through eighth grade. For more information or to set up an appointment for a tour, call 455-0330 or go to www.rlschool.org.

Artist to offer painting classes

Local artist Margaret Biggs will be offering painting classes for both beginning and intermediate level students from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday from April 11 to May 30 at Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place. The eight session class costs $280, plus supplies. Biggs emphasizes composition, color and the play between positive and negative space. For more information or to sign up, contact Biggs at margaret@margaretbiggs.com or call 776-7119.

USS Lexington reunion announced

Former shipmates from the USS Lexington (CV 16) are planning to gather for their annual reunion Sept 12-15 in Boston. All ship’s company, Marines, attached air wings and families are welcome. For more information, contact Bob DiMonte by phone at 492-3483 or be e-mail at bob dimo@cox.net.



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March 22, 2013

NASP command’s Civilians of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight


Lawn Care

The warm winter gave weeds, bugs a head start • Plan to TAKE BACK YOUR YARD

How to 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. Frequent mowing minimizes leaf area removal, which creates less shock to turfgrass. It also helps grasses tiller, meaning new offspring plants grow next to parent plants, leading to a denser, healthier lawn. Start by sharpening your mower blade and put it to work frequently. Dull blades tear turf, and turf damage makes grass tips more susceptible to disease and insects. Sharp blades make clean cuts, which heal quickly and are less prone to pests. Watering: Watering is crucial for healthy lawns.

Turf pros mow at least weekly. Frequent mowing minimizes leaf removal, which creates less shock to turfgrass.

Do it early in the morning for two smart reasons. First, 30 percent of watering during a hot day simply evaporates. Second, morning watering allows the sun to dry the tips of the blades, which reduces the amount of time the turfgrass foliage stays wet. That’s good news, since diseases and insects are most destructive in moist plant material. So

don’t water at night when the top of the lawn will stay wet for many hours. Fertilizing: Stimulate grass growth by applying a fertilizer when turfgrass is actively growing. Nutrients in fertilizer typically include nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and levels of each, such as 5-10-20, appear on packaging. In this case, the 5-10-20 fertiliz-

er would have 5 percent nitrogen, 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, pre-emergent 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.

Weeds: Zero tolerance (NewsUSA) – As temperatures rise, thoughts turn to picnics and barbecues on the lawn – and that means doing some yard maintenance. But attacking weeds without doing your research could lead to some unsightly brown patches. So, how do you rid your lawn of pesky weeds without harming your grass? The maker of one herbicide offers the following tips for defending your lawn against weeds: • Choose the best herbicide to kill the weeds. Most herbicides fall into two categories: selective and nonselective. You’ll need a selective herbicide to kill the weeds in established lawns or on small patches around trees, shrubs and flower beds. Choose a non-selective herbicide for large jobs or where you don’t want any plants to grow, like on concrete and brick walkways, driveways, patios and around fences. • Time your attack wisely. For optimal results, apply herbicides on a sunny day when temperatures are 60 degrees or higher. If there’s any chance of rain, hold off until a drier day. Always read and follow label directions carefully. Different products have different usages and application rates. • Know what to expect. Once the herbicide dries, you don’t have to worry about the rain washing it away. Retreat when new weeds appear.

Spring began March 20, DST March 10; 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) and will occur again Sept. 22 (autumnal equinox – the first day of fall). 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 the horizon. Additionally, the days become a little longer at the higher latitudes (those at a distance from the equator) because it takes the sun longer to rise and set. Therefore, on the equinox

Vernal equinox: days are of approximate, not exact, length on the days of the spring (vernal) and fall (autumnal) equinoxes.

and for several days before and after the equinox, the length of day will range from about 12 hours and six and one-half minutes at

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the equator, to 12 hours and eight minutes at 30 degrees latitude, to 12 hours and 16 minutes at 60 degrees latitude.

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: Spring fever: Four high school boys afflicted with spring fever skipped morning classes. After lunch they reported to the teacher that they had a flat tire. Much to their relief she smiled and said, “Well, you missed a test today, so take seats apart from one another and take out a piece of paper.” Still smiling, she waited for them to sit down. Then she said: “First question: which tire was flat?” 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. Q: Why is everyone so tired on April 1? A: Because they’ve just finished a long, 31-day March.




March 22, 2013

NAS Pensacola command’s Civilians of the Quarter From staff reports


AS Pensacola command’s Senior Civilian of the Quarter (SCoQ) for the fourth quarter 2012 is MWR’s Michelle Hewitt; Junior Civilian of the Quarter is NASP Security’s Danny Tee. Their citations, signed by base CO Capt. Christopher Plummer, read as follows: Michelle Hewitt: “In recognition of your selection as command Senior Civilian of the Quarter for fourth quarter 2012, I wish to commend you for this outstanding achievement. Your exceptional dedication, professionalism and superior performance as fitness director, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Department NAS Pensacola, is indeed worthy of this honor. “You are a highly trained, motivated and respected instructor and trainer holding multiple certifications within the program. These certifications are the basis for teaching a well rounded holistic fitness and wellness lifestyle to the active duty members as well as the best aspects of customer service to fleet and family readiness employees. Specific accomplishments include, STAR service facilitator, setting up special night time and weekend classes to accommodate a significant

number of employees working those shifts; requested and hosted the coaching for extraordinary service class certification course; certified instructor for mission nutrition and command fitness leaders; and successfully mentored two junior facilitators. Your customer service skills, employee mentoring and extraordinary passion is second to none. I am extremely pleased to have you as a member of this command and extend my personal congratulations for a job well done. I wish you good luck and success in all your future endeavors.” Danny Tee: “In recognition of your selection as Command Junior Civilian of the Quarter for the fourth quarter 2012, I wish to commend you for this outstanding achievement. Your exceptional dedication, professionalism and superior performance as police officer, Operations Division, Security Department, NAS Pensacola, is indeed worthy of this honor. Utilizing your vast police experience, you were

Michelle Hewitt

Danny Tee

selected to perform the duties of a field training officer where you ensure that newly assigned officers are trained to operate in a safe and effective manner. Training several officers during

your tenure and constantly assisting your fellow field training officers with their training responsibilities. You were instrumental in assisting with day-to-day care and operation of

patrol section alpha. Devoting a great deal of your off duty time ensuring all police equipment had been turned in and accounted for at the beginning and close of each shift. Your can-do attitude continues to motivate your fellow police officers to perform at a higher level of productivity. Taking great pride in your duties brings great credit upon the department and the command, and you have been selected to attend the police academy in Kings Bay. I am extremely pleased to have you as a member of this command and extend my personal congratulations for a job well done. I wish you good luck and success in all your future endeavors.”

NHPʼs Red Cross volunteers honored ... Paul Dale, Red Cross hospital chairman, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), hugs Sandra Forney after giving her a bouquet of flowers during a ceremony for NHP’s Red Cross Volunteers March 8. Forney is the daughter of Laurent “Shorty” Forcier, a Red Cross volunteer for more than 20 years who passed away last year. During the ceremony, the volunteers were honored for their efforts in support of the hospital. In 2012, the Red Cross volunteers contributed more than 33,000 hours to NHP. The volunteers help the hospital in many ways, such as manning the front desk, assisting in the pharmacy and managing the library. Their contributions are a vital part of NHP providing high quality patient care. Photo by MC1 James Stenberg

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March 22, 2013


Week of events planned to celebrate JazzFest’s 30th anniversary The Jazz Society of Pensacola

An extended celebration is planned for the 30th anniversary of the Pensacola JazzFest. The seven-day event, scheduled for April 1-7, is designed to be a citywide celebration, with music in a variety of venues. All over town, as well as on Pensacola Beach, the sounds of jazz – big band, contemporary, Dixieland, traditional, New Orleans and Latin – along with gospel, blues and much more, will be presented. Events will include the Jazz Jam at 6:30 p.m. April 1 at Lili Marlene’s in Seville Quarter, 140 E. Government St., and a Jazz Gallery Night scheduled for April 5 in downtown Pensacola. For a full list of events, go to http://jazzpensacola. com/jazzfest-2013-30th-anniversary.

Details • What: 30th annual Pensacola JazzFest. • When: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 67. • Where: Seville Square. • For more information: Go to www.jazzpensacola.com.

The week of events will be capped off by the April 6-7 “Viva Pensacola Jazz” JazzFest 2013. The festival is one of the major events being promoted by the Florida Department of State’s “Viva Florida 500” celebration of the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leó n’s arrival on Florida’s east coast. JazzFest is a free, family-oriented festival that celebrates all types of jazz and attracts approximately 16,000 listeners. The music will include a variety of jazz

styles, presented by prominent national, regional and local artists, as well as area college and high school jazz bands. There is also a “Jazz Jam for Kids” at 2 p.m. both days with harmonicas and kazoos provided to the children for free. An artsand-crafts exhibition is included to enhance the festival atmosphere and add value for festival attendees. Fans gather under the live oak canopy that surrounds the central gazebo used as the main stage. Seating is provided, though many of attendees bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets, or purchase food from vendors. The Jazz Society of Pensacola (JSOP) has been the sole presenter of the Pensacola JazzFest since 1999, following WUWF-FM’s tenure as event presenter. The event is presented as a gift to the community from Jazz Society members

and sponsors, and funds are raised in various ways throughout the year. More than $40,000 is raised. The artist line-up includes the Harry Allen Quartet featuring pianist Rossano Sportiello, vocalist Giacomo Gates , the Roman Street from Mobile, Ala., Rick Trolsen and the New Orleans Po’Boys and the DownBeat Jazz Orchestra. Other performers will include the Bailey Middle School Jazz Ensemble, the Booker T. Washington High School Jazz Ensemble, the Northwest Florida State College Jazz Ensemble, the Pensacola State College Jazz Ensemble featuring Marvin Stamm, Joe Occhipinti and the Count Basie Tribute Band, the Tate High School Jazz Vocal Ensemble, the Georgia College Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the University of West Florida Jazz Ensemble featuring Steve Williams.

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March 22, 2013

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

A Shelby GT was one of the cars on display during the 2012 Gulf Coast Regional Mustang & All Ford Car Show in Pensacola. This year’s show is expected to feature about 180 cars. Photo from Gulf Coast Regional Mustang Club

Check out some classic wheels By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Organizers expect 180 cars to be on display during the three-day Gulf Coast Regional Mustang & All Ford Car Show, which begins today at Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds. The event, which is presented annually by the Gulf Coast Regional Mustang Club, also will feature more than 70 vendors. This year’s show is sure to provide something for everyone with cars of every class on display – from daily driver cars to pristine restored and modified Mustangs. And you will get to see more than Mustangs. Other groups that will have cars on display include the Falcon Club of America Southern Coast Chapter, the Deep South Mopar Chapter, the Emerald Coast Jeep Club and the Panhandle British Car Association. The Ford Mustang debuted in late 1964 and

Details • What: 34th annual Gulf Coast Regional Mustang & All Ford Car Show. • When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, March 22, and tomorrow, March 23; 8 a.m. to noon March 24. • Where: Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway. • Cost: Free admission. • For more information: Call 529-8366 or go to www.gulfcoastmustangclub.org.

quickly became America’s favorite “pony” car. It is one of the most popular of all collector cars and has a huge following of enthusiasts. The Gulf Coast Regional Mustang Club has been around since 1979 and is the Pensacola area’s Mustang Club of America affiliate. With more than 100 active members, the club is dedicated to the restoration, preservation and enjoyment of Mustangs.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Escape from Planet Earth” (3D), PG, 4:45 p.m.; “Safe Haven,” PG-13, 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; “Warm Bodies,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “A Good Day to Die Hard,” R, 7:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.


“Escape from Planet Earth” (3D), PG, noon, 2:15 p.m.; “Safe Haven,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “A Good Day to Die Hard,” R, 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; “Beautiful Creatures,” PG-13, 12:15 p.m.; “Warm Bodies,” PG-13, 2:45 p.m.; “Identity Thief,” R, 5 p.m.; “Bullet to the Head,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Side Effects,” R, 9:30 p.m.


“Escape from Planet Earth” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Escape from Planet Earth” (3D), PG, 2:45 p.m.; “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (3D), R, 5 p.m.; “Identity Thief,” R, 7:15 p.m.; “Warm Bodies,” PG-13, noon; “Parker,” R, 2:15 p.m.; “A Good Day to Die Hard,” R, 4:45 p.m.; “Safe Haven,” PG-13, 7 p.m.




“Bullet to the Head,” R, 5 p.m.; “Identity Thief,” R, 7 p.m.; “Side Effects,” R, 5:15 p.m.; “Warm Bodies,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Beautiful Creatures,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “A Good Day to Die Hard,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Escape

from Planet Earth” (2D), PG, 5:15 p.m.; “Safe Haven,” PG-13, 7:15 p.m. THURSDAY COST

“Escape from Planet Earth” (3D), PG, 5:15 p.m.; “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (3D), R, 7:15 p.m.; “Safe Haven,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “A Good Day to Die Hard,” R, 7:30 p.m.

Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

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

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Travel deals: Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 and register to win a $380 Carnival cruise gift certificate toward a purchase of a cruise for two. While you are there, check out the discounts available for vacation attractions in Florida, Louisiana, Georgia and other states, as well as price breaks for hotels, vacation packages, Sandals, beaches, cruises and more. For information, call 452-6354. • Titleist Fitting Day: noon to 2 p.m. March 28 at A.C. Read Golf Course. Titlest offers tools along with a top team of fitters for an advanced fitting experience. For more information or to schedule a fitting appointment, call 452-2454. • Wellness Center: Nutrition 101, “Meal Makeover Basics,” is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon April 19. A group VolksWalk is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. April 22 starting at the Mustin Beach Club and ending at the old hospital courtyard across the street. The marked route can be accomplished at your pace. There will be a historical talk along the way. For details or to sign up, call 452-6802. • British soccer camps: June 10-14 at the Navy Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Four age groups. Register before March 26 and receive a British soccer jersey. All camp attendees receive a free ball and T-shirt. Register online at www.challengersports.com. For more information, call 452-3810 or 4522417. • Rowing challenge: Continues through April 15. Participants from all facilities are teaming up to log all meters rowed on the Concept2 Indoor Rower. Prizes will be awarded for 100,000 and 200,000 meters via a random drawing. For information, call 452-6802. • Go fishing: In March you can catch sheepshead, redfish, red snapper, black drum and grouper in Pensacola Bay. And MWR rents boats including 17-foot skiffs ($12 per hour, $50 half day or $90 per day); 17-foot Cape Horns ($27 per hour, $105 half day or $170 per day); and 22-foot pontoon boats ($25 per hour, $100 half day or $160 per day). For more information, call 452-2212. • Aquatics: Activities at the indoor pool, Bldg. 3828, include swim lessons, water walking, aqua aerobics, swim team and lifeguard classes. The pool is closed Wednesdays, holidays and the first weekend of each month. For more information, call 452-9429. • Coming in April: 2013 Movie on the Lawn Summer series will begin April 13 and continue on the second and fourth Saturday of each month through August. Bring your blankets, chairs and coolers ... MWR will provide the movie and free popcorn. Movies are shown at dusk on the Portside lawn in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. Check the MWR website and the MWR Facebook page for movie titles and notices of cancellation in case of rain. For more information, call 452-2372.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty. htm.

March 22, 2013





Community Outreach

Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions such as a Military Protective Order (MPO), separation from offender, expedited transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger either command nor law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990 x0; or during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 4558280, option 4. • The USS Alabama: Preserve naval history. The USS Alabama Memorial at Battleship Park in Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help chip paint, restore aircraft, clean displays, forecasting, polish torpedo tubes

Worship schedule and other items and assist with general set up. For more information, contact Owen Miller at (251) 767-1507. • Boys and Girls Club of Escambia County: Volunteers needed for mentoring program. The program only requires one hour per week. If you are interested contact Community Outreach for an application or call 4523100, ext. 1241. To contact the organization directly, call 438-0996.

For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532 or e-mail NAS PensacolaCommunityOutreach@ Facebook.com.

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Personal Financial Management Program: Offering “How to Come Up With that 20 Percent; Surviving a Furlough.” Class is open to all active duty, retirees, family members and DoD and contract employees. For information or to register, call 4525609. • Welcoming new personnel: Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. Commands should

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ensure 100 percent sponsor assignment. Training is offered monthly. Trained sponsors can provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. To register for the next training session, call 452-5609. • Anger control: Class includes two sessions. Next sessions are 10 a.m. to noon May 7 and May 14. For details, call 452-5609. • Stress management: Tips and coping mechanisms to manage stress. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990.

Note: The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant •Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Protestant Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women's Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium.

• Mass, noon Monday, Thursday, and Friday, All Faiths Chapel. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.



March 22, 2013


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Lighthouses, five, including 1 9 9 5 Pensacola numbered collection, all excellent condition, $75. 418-4614 or 944-8886

Char-broil 2 burner tru infrared gas grill, new 1 year ago, $299. Asking $150. Excellent condition. 9445049

John Deere Rider, runs and cuts great, first $300. 221-1830 or 434 5398

Perdido Key waterfront condo. 2/3, updated, water, g a r b a g e , washer/dryer i n c l u d e d . $1,200/month. Interested in short-term lease. 380-5864

Homes for sale Family-ready, 3/2, 1,539 sqft., brick house. New, 35-year roof. Copper wiring, large den, garage optional, f e n c e d - i n backyard, fireplace, zoned C2, no flood zone. 7 miles from NAS. $124,999 obo. 944-5574 for appointment.

Lawn Mowers, Appliances, Scrap Metal 850-944-2394 530-5969 Well-established dog-grooming business close to NAS for sale. $95,000. 2915709 Verizon at North Navy will get a 18x24” canvas photo to your parents for your new activation.

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Garage Sales 2 Dehon folding bikes Yard sale: with carry bags, Little Flower like new, $150 S c h o o l , each. 492-5713 Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 am to 1 Ring, 14k, pm. Location: ladies, size 6, 6495 Lillian jade. Excellent H w y , condition, Pensacola. $175. 418-4614 or 944-8886 Merchandise

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S c h w i n Crosstrail bikes F & M, paid $800 each, asking $250 each. 492-5713

Futon, queen size, hard wood frame, burgundy and flowered material, removable/was hable cover with two large bolsters. Excellent condition. End tables, $150. 497two, round, 26” 9780 wide by 20” tall. Wood Beauty shop 4 storage. $135 booth $30 cash for both. Solid only, as is. wood. 418- 6723 Amos St 4614 or 944- Milton Fl. 6238886 2407

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Rifle scope, Simmons AETECH, variable power, 3-10, 50 mm $125. Yard bug riding tube. lawn mower 454-9486 with grass catcher & Offshore m u l c h e r , fishing lures, attachments. $8 monofilament 50. 492-5713 leader, wire I t a l i a n leader, birds, belt. G r e y h o u n d biting pups. All shots, $100 for all. e x c e l l e n t Also have rods c h a m p i o n and reels. 712b a c k g r o u n d , 1425 male $350, females $450. Pocket knives, 981-0228 Camillus, Old Blue three- Timer, Buck, w h e e l Wi n c h e s t e r, electric wheelch Swiss Army, air, solid tires, plus some run r e c e n t l y of the mill replaced, stuff. 10 knives electric lift that fits a 2-inch for $30. 497receiver. Sell at 1167 a deal, 455-4101

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14” x 16” wheels, steel w/all inserts, 5 lug pattern, no ctr caps, quantity 4, asking $200. 324-5375

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2009 Suzuki 650GSX. One owner, garage kept, great shape. 7,564 miles, $4,990. 995-9085

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15” x 5” steel wheels, 6 lug pattern, 3 5/8” hub opening, quantity 2, never used, asking $60. 324-5375 Eurosled wooden snow sled can be decorative at Christmas time, $76. 4557990 or relivpensacola @hotmail.com Wrought iron sled made in Italy, $65. 4557990 or relivpensacola @hotmail.com

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Reduced: Milton, 4/2 ½ plus bonus room, over 3,200 sqft. Intercom system, gas fire place, 3-car garage, located in Tanglewood East on cul-desac. $1,200 rent + deposit negotiable. Option to buy. 2/1 ½ duplex 626-1814 or with garage. 748-6409 Covered back patio, central 2/2, furnished, heat/air, quiet on golf course, near NAS. d e a d - e n d 4665 $ 9 2 5 / m o n t h . street. 492-5806 or Petra Circle. Convenient to 723-0804 b a s e s . Large 3/2/2 at $ 6 5 0 / m o n t h , 8018 Mark Ct. $600 deposit. Minutes to 968-6076 or NAS & Naval Hospital. Very 375-2991 clean w/fence. Call realtor at 225-9215

3/2 brick with g a r a g e . Convenient to bases. Fenced yard, great school district, completely restored. $800/month, $700 deposit. 968-6076 or 375-2991.

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25 acres L a k e v i e w, surveyed, Va g / V R . Streams, hardwoods. Must see, $125,000 obo, 438-4416.



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