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“Pure Praxis” brings SAPR message to NAS Pensacola ... “Pure Praxis” is a DoN SAPRO-contracted socially adaptive performance group that uses improvisational theater to rehearse for difficult life decisions. This proactive training for service members helps prevent destructive decisions and behavior, and shows how to use positive, creative and safe solutions. See this entertaining, engaging and informative presentation March 27 at Corry Station Chapel (8 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.) and March 28 at the NASP base theater in Bldg. 633 (8 a.m.), at the Naval Hospital Pensacola auditorium (10 a.m.) and at the NATTC Charles Taylor Hangar (2 p.m.)

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NMOTC holds Leadership Development Symposium By MC2 Michael Lieberknecht Navy Medicine Operational Training Center

Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) finished a three-day meeting at the National Flight Academy onboard NAS Pensacola March 8 with top leaders from the command and its detachments. This is a continuation of a similar meeting held August 2017 designed to strengthen leadership and teamwork, and plan the command’s focus for the new fiscal year. Karen Shuttlesworth, NMOTC’s director of business operations, planned the meeting, aiming to influence leaders in attendance and focusing

on affirming past and present strengths while outlining potential for growth. “This month, a strategic refresh event continued the dialogue assessing, prioritizing and designing action plans that directly support the CNO’s four lines of effort; Readiness, High Velocity Learning, Strengthen Team and Joint Partnerships,” Shuttlesworth said. NMOTC leaders, along with representatives from each of the six specialized detachments under NMOTC, began the first day sharing ideas and participating in team-building exercises. The next day, Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, See NMOTC on page 2

The Blues are back ... LS2 Jonathan Bartlett, assigned to the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, embraces his son upon returning home to NAS Pensacola March 19. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform more than 60 flight demonstrations at more than 30 locations throughout the 2018 season. Photo by MC2 Timothy Schumaker

Escambia County schools increase security as of March 19 From Kim Stefansson ECSD Public Relations Coordinator rs

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas presented a plan to provide armed security in district traditional schools starting this month, rather than waiting for the new school year to start in August. “The district will work with local law enforcement agencies; the Escambia County Sheriff and the City of

the Pensacola Police Department, as well as contract security vendors to achieve the objective of providing armed security in elementary schools, while maintaining the School Resource Officers we already have assigned to our middle schools and high schools,” Thomas said. “The sole purpose of these officers will be to provide security on our campuses,” Thomas said in presenting the plan to the members of the Escambia County

School Board during their regular workshop earlier this week. Thomas said the objective is to provide armed security to schools, and cautioned everyone that achieving this goal will take time to build the capacity and availability of security personnel. “It will take time to identify all of the officers, and See Schools on page 2

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Runners turn out for Rock N’ Fly ... More than 1,200 runners crossed the finish line at this year’s Blue Angels Rock N’ Fly Half Marathon and 5K event March 17, benefiting Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). “NMCRS Pensacola wants to thank all the volunteers who made this race possible,” NMCRS Director Mark Harden said. “It was another great success for the fifth year in a row ... We are looking forward to next year’s race.” Photo courtesy Amanda Shadden/NMCRS

NAS Pensacola CPO 365 leadership symposium for First Class, Chief, Senior Chief and Master Chief Petty Officers ... Mark your calendar for this important Navy leadership event: April 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the NAS Pensacola Mustin Beach Club. Point-of-contacts are MAC Tyler daron.tyler@navy.mil; AC1 Wethington kimmy.wethington@navy.mil; MA1 McGrath joshua.mcgrath@navy.mil and RP1 Porter robert.porter2@navy.mil. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center onboard NAS Pensacola ... Tax season will be coming to an end soon. The VITA Center is located at 121 Cuddahy Street in Bldg. 680 Suite D, Room 225 E. This service is available to assist active duty, retirees and dependents file their returns. The center is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. until April 17, the U.S. national tax day.

350th CACOM’s Best Warrior Competition ... Pensacola’s 350th Civil Affairs Command (350th CACOM) put their skills to the ultimate test March 4 through March 8. For story and photos, see page B1 “Life.”

Retiree Town Hall at NHP ... Naval Hospital Pensacola will be hosting another quarterly Retiree Town Hall March 29,

from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Command Theater. All military retirees and their families are invited to attend. Capt. Amy Branstetter, commanding officer at NHP, will be available for questions as well as experts from TRICARE, Pharmacy, Internal Medicine and more. For more information, call the hospital’s Public Affairs Office at 505-6796. NASP ‘Safety Dept. Snippets’ ... When traffic control signals are not in place or in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping for pedestrians crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection (per NASPNCLAINST 5560.5AA). All traffic and pedestrians shall yield the right-ofway to emergency vehicles. DEFY seeks Junior Mentor Volunteers for Leadership Camp July 22 through 27 ... DEFY is seeking DoD-affiliated youth ages 13-21 to serve as Junior Team Leaders for the 2018 DEFY Phase I and Phase II Program. For an application or more information contact Walton Stone, 452-7083, Crystal Johnson, 4527404 or Brandon Stevenson, 452-7600.

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CIWT’s special security office vital in delivering trained IW professionals to the fleet By Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs

It is no secret the Center for Information Warfare Training’s (CIWT) special security office (SSO) is a central component of the CIWT domain successfully fulfilling its mission. The core CIWT SSO team, headquartered at NAS Pensacola Corry Station, is comprised of seven personnel with a combined 165 years of government and/or military security experience. Doug Jones, CIWT’s command security manager and regional special security officer, leads CIWT’s SSO team. Jones serves as the principal advisor to CIWT Commanding Officer Capt. Bill Lintz in the application of personnel security, physical security and information security programs that both enhance the command’s training mission and protects national security. “First and foremost, our main

mission is to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure,” Jones said. “However, efficiently managing staff and student eligibility and access is paramount in supporting CIWT’s training objectives.” Within established security guidelines, the CIWT SSO team is also very effective with physically protecting the integrity of classified information, conducting an aggressive security awareness training and education program and strictly enforcing policies and procedures. Some of the major functions and responsibilities of CIWT’s SSO team include processing morethan 8,000 “A” and “C” school students annually; security manager for more than 2,600 personnel on a daily basis; conducting secret and top secret special compartmented

information (SCI) security clearance indoctrinations on all new accession Sailors, civilians and select contractor personnel; providing regional special security officer support to tenant commands within Pensacola and the Gulf Coast area; supporting all Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) claimant SCI requirements worldwide; managing SCI accreditation through National Security Agency for all nine SCI facilities (SCIF) on board CIWT; managing all incoming and outgoing Defense Courier Service classified material; and managing classified material destruction, to include magnetic media and hard drives. “Our successful SSO team ensures the CIWT domain sails smoothly across the ever challenging security landscape,”

Lintz said. “Their roles are key in helping us train the Sailors for ‘the Navy the nation needs.’” Due to the large number of “A” and “C” school students requiring access to SCI and secret information to complete their training, every effort is made by the CIWT N2 team to obtain SCI clearances for all initial entry students while they are at Corry Station. However, only those requiring SCI access will be given the appropriate access and badges. Personnel security is another concern with respect to these new students. Although the security indoctrination will stress the special trust and confidence placed in them as a result of their clearance and point out the common pitfalls of past and present, many will require reminders, counseling and even punishment before they get the point. Inevitably, some students will fail to meet personnel security standards, but CIWT’s SSO team exhausts every effort to keep those to a minimum.

“At times, security practices and procedures may cause personal inconvenience,” Lintz added. “The compensation for the inconvenience is the knowledge that the work we are doing, within the framework of sound security practices, contributes significantly to the defense and continued security of our great nation.” CIWT’s SSO team takes their roles in the all-encompassing security architecture very seriously, and this is why they continue to excel and flawlessly help deliver trained information warfare professionals to the fleet. CIWT is one of the largest of the NETC learning centers with four schoolhouse commands, two detachments and training sites throughout the United States and Japan. For more news from CIWT visit www.navy.mil/local/cid/, www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ CIWT/, www.facebook.com/ NavyCIWT or www.twitter. com/NavyCIWT.

Women’s History Month celebrated onboard NASP ... March

RV Park of the Year ... Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher T. Martin (far left) and NASP Executive Officer Cmdr. Michael Harbison pose with staff members of the Oak Grove RV Park after they received the 2016 Military RV Park of the Year Award from the Special Military Active Recreation Travel (SMART) Club March14. SMART is a national non-profit veterans organization of RV owners and enthusiasts who share a common background in camping. Photo by Greg Mitchell NMOTC from page 1 Commander, Navy Medicine Education Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC), spoke to the representatives about the importance of working as a team through shared knowledge and experiences. “The purpose of my brief is to help you better understand the strategic environment, and the outcome is that you will be more aligned as a group,” McCormick-Boyle said. “And as a group, you will define the way forward for NMOTC.” Meetings like these are implemented each year to better acquaint NMOTC leaders, who throughout the year work from facilities whose locations span the United States. This symposium offers a more per-

was honored as Women’s History Month onboard NAS Pensacola March 16, with a presentation by the University of West Florida’s Haley Morrissette (right). Morrissette is a victim advocate and crisis counselor with Pensacola’s sexual violence prevention program. She spoke on the month’s theme, “Honoring Women who fight all forms of discrimination.” The event was attended by dozens of base personnel and followed with cake and refreshments. Photo by Mike O’Connor

sonal team-building environment and time to discuss ways to coordinate in a face-to-face setting. These events work to strengthen Navy Medicine partnerships, one of the Navy Surgeon General’s Strategic Goals, by attempting to identify and remove barriers in order to build a strategic partnering framework for Navy Medicine. NMOTC and its detachments are part of the Navy Medicine team, a health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world, who provide highquality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield.

Schools from page 1 also ensure contracted security personnel have the proper credentials. Rather than waiting, this effort will be initiated on Monday,” Thomas said. “Campus assignments will increase as we work toward adding coverage for all of our elementary schools.” The Escambia County School Board is expected to act upon the Superintendent’s recommendation for the funding necessary to furnish the security personnel. “We’re committed to supporting the Escambia County School District,” Sheriff David Morgan said.

Spring cleaning – of Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet ... A group of nine

Sailors from Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) – along with personnel from the Blue Angels – put their efforts into a wash job for the Blue Angel aircraft by NASP’s main gate March 16. The clean jet welcomes spring, visitors to the base – and the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, who returned March 19. Photo by Mike O’Connor

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CNO’s naval history essay contest

LS1 Martha Mayoral, assigned to the Maintenance Support Center aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), enters information on the Organizational Management Maintenance System-Next Generation computer system. Photo by MCSN Rosa A. Arzola ments can be found in NAVADFrom Naval History and MIN 029/18. There are a numHeritage Command

WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) has announced the requirements for the 2018 Naval History Essay Contest with a submission deadline of June 30. The essay requires entrants to elaborate on a naval history topic of their choice that relates a lesson from history that applies to establishing and maintaining maritime superiority in today’s environment. Specific require-

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ber of prizes at stake, including $5,000 for first place, $2,500 for the second place entry and $1,500 for third place. According to the message, the CNO directed the contest to further our understanding of how lessons from history inform our way ahead. The goal of the contest is to inspire insight and dialog from across the widest spectrum of academic, operational, military and civilian personnel both from within the

naval services and those with a sincere interest in the history of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The essay contest is open to professional and amateur historians alike, whether they are in the Navy or not; whether they are U.S. citizens or not. The selections will be screened by the United States Naval Institute (USNI) and the finalists will be presented to a joint committee comprised of senior staff from USNI (one person), the U.S. Naval Academy (one), the Naval War College (one), the Naval History and Heritage Command (one), the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (two) and one distinguished naval historian from outside the Navy. History’s impact on the modern age can be a pretty broad question, so essay entries should be able to cut across an enormous array of answers. Maybe Capt. John Paul Jones or Adm. Chester Nimitz’s leadership inspires you as a model when discharging your duties. Or perhaps the successful effort, in the face of overwhelming odds, of the crew of USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) in saving their ship after it struck a mine emboldens you to hone your damage control abilities. The contest is not limited to specific subjects like those. You can also think more strategically, such as how the Navy

has projected power differently across time. Unintended consequences of actions – good or bad – are also fair game. If it has to do with history, today and the sea services – write about it. “We’re looking for subjects that study the history of the U.S. Navy, for sure, but any other historical, maritime history that relates to our maritime strategy,” Cmdr. Ryan Ahler, Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) assistant director for the Director’s Action Group, said. “I think this is a really good opportunity for us to take a look at the long history of lessons learned and apply them to the present and how we maintain maritime superiority. “The Navy is really looking for entries from a full spectrum of writers, not just professional historians and people who do this for a living, but also for entries from those on the deck plates,” Ahler continued. “The hardest part will be getting amateur historians and Sailors out in the fleet to submit, but honestly I think that’s where a lot of the best stuff will come from.” Submissions may not exceed 3,500 words (excluding footnotes/endnotes/sources), nor may you include your name on the entry. All submissions will be judged blind, so in addition to the essay, create a separate attachment including your biography, phone number and mailing

address. Your submission package should be emailed to cnoessaycontest@usni.org with the subject heading the title of your essay. For more details, see the NAVADMIN or go to www. history.navy.mil/get-involved/ essay-contest.html. For more details about this contest, visit the NHHC CNO Naval History Essay Contest web page or email jday@usni.org. The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), located at the Washington Navy Yard, is responsible for the preservation, analysis and dissemination of U.S. naval history and heritage. It provides the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that reflect the Navy’s unique and enduring contributions through the nation’s history and supports the fleet by assisting with and delivering professional research, analysis and interpretive services. NHHC is composed of many activities including the Navy Department Library, the Navy Operational Archives, the Navy art and artifact collections, underwater archeology, Navy histories, nine museums, USS Constitution repair facility and the historic ship Nautilus. For more news from Naval History and Heritage Command, visit www.history.navy. mil.

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Subs USS Hartford, USS Connecticut surface together at the Arctic Circle By Cmdr. Corey B. Barker Ice Exercise 2018 Public Affairs

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EAUFORT SEA, Arctic Circle (NNS) – Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) and Seawolf-class fast attack submarine, USS Connecticut (SSN 22) both surfaced in the Arctic Circle March 10 during the multinational maritime Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018 in the Arctic Circle north of Alaska. Both fast-attack submarines, as well the UK Royal Navy submarine HMS Trenchant (S91), are participating in the biennial exercise in the Arctic to train and validate the warfighting capabilities of submarines in extreme cold-water conditions. “From a military, geographic, and scientific perspective, the Arctic Ocean is truly unique, and remains one of the most challenging ocean environments on Earth,” Rear Adm. James Pitts, commander, Undersea Warfighting Development Center (UWDC) said. ICEX provides the U.S. Submarine Force and partners from the Royal Navy an opportunity to test combat and weapons systems, sonar systems, communications and navigation systems in a challenging operational environment. The unique acoustic undersea environment is further

compounded by the presence of a contoured, reflective ice canopy when submerged. According to Pitts, operating in the Arctic ice alters methods and practices by which submarines operate, communicate and navigate. “We must constantly train together with our submarine units and partners to remain proficient in this hemisphere,” Pitts said. “Having both submarines on the surface is clear demonstration of our proficiency in the Arctic.” In recent years, the Arctic has been used as a transit route for submarines. The most recent ICEX was conducted in 2016 with USS Hampton (SSN 767) and USS Hartford (SSN 768). The first Arctic under-ice operations by submarines were done in 1947-49. On Aug. 1, 1947, the diesel submarine USS Boarfish (SS 327), with Arctic Submarine

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces in the Beaufort Sea during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. ICEX is a five-week exercise that allows the U.S. Navy to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies and partner organizations. Photo by MC2 Micheal H. Lee

Laboratory’s founder Dr. Waldo Lyon onboard serving as an ice pilot, conducted the first underice transit of an ice floe in the Chukchi Sea. In 1958, the nuclear-powered USS Nautilus made the first crossing of the Arctic Ocean beneath the pack ice. The first Arctic surfacing was done by USS Skate (SSN 578) in March 1959. USS Sargo was the first submarine to conduct a winter Bering Strait transit in 1960. The units participating in the exercise are supported by a tem-

porary ice camp on a moving ice floe approximately 150 miles off the coast of the northern slope of Alaska in international waters. The ice camp, administered by the Arctic Submarine Laboratory (ASL), is a remote Arctic drifting ice station, built on multi-year seaice especially for ICEX that is logistically supported with contract aircraft from Deadhorse, Alaska. The ice camp will be de-established once the exercise is over. ASL is an operational fleet support detachment of the Undersea Warfighting Development Cen-

ter (UWDC). ASL is also the Navy Program Manager for the Submarine Arctic Warfare Program. For more information about ICEX 2018, visit www.dvidshub. net/feature/ICEX2018orwww. facebook.com/arcticsublab. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook. com/usnavy or www.twitter.com/ usnavy. For more news from Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/ local/subpac/.

NAS Pensacola observes Black History Month By MC2 Michael Lieberknecht Navy Medicine Operational Training Center

Members of Naval Air Station Pensacola’s (NASP) Diversity Committee presented an on-base ceremony celebrating Black History Month recently. Black History Month is an annual observation of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in the history of the United States. Following opening remarks from NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin, the two guest speakers took the podium. Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Force Master Chief (FORCM) Mamudu K. Cole, a native of Freetown, Sierra Leone, shared stories of his experiences. Shortly after, Cmdr. Edith Glanton, department head of Women’s and Children’s Department at Naval Hospital Pensacola, spoke about the power of diversity in today’s Navy and how being the first Sailor to make a change in the fleet can inspire future gen-

At a Black History Month celebration Feb. 23 onboard NAS Pensacola, Lt. Cmdr. Edith Glanton makes a historical presentation. Photo by Mike O’Connor

erations. “I explained to my son that me speaking today really isn’t about me,” Glanton said. “It’s for him – to be able to have more ‘firsts’ to learn about.” Sailors from Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) were invited by their diversity officer, LS2 Ariea Jackson, to attend and participate in the post-event potluck. Events like these fall in line with NMOTC’s aim to align their mission with the Navy Surgeon General’s Strategic Goal of “Partner-

ships” by attempting to remove barriers in developing meaningful team-building environments. Jackson said she was proud at how many Sailors from her command attended the observance, adding her enthusiasm about meeting FORCM Cole. “He was really nice and inspiring,” Jackson said. “I really took what he said to heart.” Following the event both NMOTC’s Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Goto and Senior Enlisted Leader HMCM Timothy Perkett posed for a group photo while expressing their appreciation to both guest speakers. Attendees took time to share in the potluck and discuss personal stories before the event came to an end. NASP Diversity Committee created a special program for the event which read: “One can not tell the story of America without preserving and reflecting on the places where African Americans have made history. This presentation prompts us to remember the people and places that, over time, have become hallowed grounds and the people who helped define them.”


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F-35B lands aboard Wasp, demonstrates Navy-Marine Corps sea-based capabilities From Amphibious Force 7th Fleet Public Affairs EAST CHINA SEA (NNS) – A detachment of F-35B Lightning II’s with Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA121) arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) March 5, marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Pacific. The F-35B, assigned under the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, will provide a robust set of seabased capabilities that will enhance Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary operations. The aircraft is equally capable of conducting precision strikes inland, supporting Marines inserted ashore or providing air defense for the Expeditionary Strike Group. “Pairing F-35B Lightning II’s with the Wasp represents one of the most significant leaps in warfighting capability for the Navy-Marine Corps team in our lifetime,” Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7, said. “This fifth generation stealth jet is extremely versatile and will greatly enhance and expand our operational capabilities.” VMFA-121 pilots are scheduled to conduct a series of qualification flights aboard Wasp over a multi-day period. Following qualifications, the F-35B’s and 2,300 Marines that make up the 31st MEU will deploy aboard ships of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group for follow-on operations in the IndoPacific region as part of a routine patrol to strengthen regional alliances, provide rapid-response capability and advance the “Up-Gunned ESG” concept. The “Up-gunned ESG” is a U.S. Pacific-fleet initiated concept that

aims to provide lethality and survivability to a traditional three-ship amphibious ready group by integrating multi-mission surface combatants and F-35B into amphibious operations. By adding these enabling capabilities, the amphibious force can more effectively defend against adversarial threats in the undersea, surface and air domains, as well provide offensive firepower to strike from the sea. The 31st MEU is the only forwarddeployed MEU in the region. The F-35B serves as one airframe within a multitude of air capabilities of the MEU’s Air Combat Element. Air, ground and logistics forces make up the MEU’s Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF), a composite of capabilities that allow the MEU, in partnership with Navy amphibious ships, to conduct a wide-range of missions from crisis response to disaster relief. “This is a historic deployment,” Col. Tye R. Wallace, 31st MEU Commanding Officer, said. “The F-35B is the most capable aircraft ever to support a Marine rifleman on the ground. It brings a range of new capabilities to the MEU that make us a more lethal and effective Marine Air-Ground Task Force.” Multi-mission guided-missile destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105), with embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 “Magicians” and USS Sterett (DDG 104), with embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 49 “Scorpions,” are scheduled to support a range of operations and training with the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group for varying stretches during the patrol. The arrival of the F-35B culminates testing and shipboard structural modifications on Wasp that began in 2013.

ABHC John Jacob directs an F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Pacific. VFMFA-121, assigned under the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, will remain embarked aboard Wasp for a regional patrol meant to strengthen regional alliances, provide rapid-response capability and advance the UpGunned ESG concept. Photo by MC3 Michael Molina

Wasp completed an overhaul in 2017 and subsequently departed Norfolk to forward-deploy to Sasebo, Japan, as part of a Department of Defense effort to place the most advanced capabilities in the Indo-Pacific. “Deployment of the versatile F-35B enhances the full range of Expeditionary Strike Group capabilities with one of the world’s most technologicallyadvanced air warfare platforms,” Wasp Commanding Officer Capt. Colby Howard said. “With the specific upgrades Wasp has received, the Navy Marine Corps team in the Pacific is better positioned than ever before to support our commitment to the security of Japan and the region.” The Wasp ESG is on a routine patrol

in the Indo-Pacific, providing U.S. 7th Fleet a rapid-response capability in the event of a contingency and working with partners and allies to increase combined capacity for regional security. Seventh Fleet, which celebrates its 75th year in 2018, spans more than 124 million square kilometers – stretching from the International Date Line to the India/Pakistan border and from the Kuril Islands in the north to the Antarctic in the south. Seventh Fleet’s area of operation encompasses 36 maritime countries and 50 percent of the world’s population with between 50 to 70 U.S. ships and submarines, 140 aircraft and approximately 20,000 Sailors in the 7th fleet.

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NAS Whiting Field hosts Military Family Life Counselors from Santa Rosa County schools Story, photo by Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) Public Affairs Office

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ilitary and Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) from Santa Rosa County schools toured Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) last week to learn more about the mission and what the Navy personnel do on the base, and to gain insight to better assist the military families stationed on and near the base. The Military and Family Life Counseling Program is a Department of Defense (DoD) program through Military One Source which plays a significant role in connecting resources and support to service members and their families throughout the DoD. MFLCs support service members and their families with issues ranging from better communication skills and stress management, to information about resiliency in times of duty station changes. They are trained personnel who can deliver face-to-face counseling services, briefings and presentations to the military community, both on and off military installations. Seventeen MFLCs toured

the installation after receiving a command briefing from NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Bowdich. Bowdich briefed the MFLCs on the base population, the impact of the Navy base on the local community. “Thank you all for coming, it’s a pleasure to host you and thanks for the support and hard work for what you guys do to help our military kids and families,” Bowdich said. The counselors to.ured a static T-6 Texan II aircraft and a TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopter. The personnel visited the South Tower, the NASWF Night Vision Goggle Lab and the simulator building, where personnel were given the op-

Military Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) from Santa Rosa County begin their tour of NAS Whiting Field with a visit to a T-6 Texan II. Lt. Brian Stephan (center) briefs the personnel about the aircraft. The tour consisted of visits to the command building, simulator building, aircraft displays, South Tower and the NASWF Night Vision Goggle Lab.

portunity to see the simulators for both aircraft. Chris Hendrix, NASWF School Liaison Officer (SLO) accompanied the MFLC tour. “It’s been rewarding, working here as Whiting’s school liaison officer, it’s going to be hard leaving here,” Hendrix said, referencing that he will be transitioning to a new location

in the next month. SLOs assist with resources in the schools, including the placement of MFLCs, and work with families who have parents that are deployed. The SLO has the important role of educating the school district on the unique needs of military members and their families. Hendrix placed 16 MFLCs

in 28 of the area schools this year to assist children while their parents were away, and to work with other military connected students dealing with transition or personal issues. For more information on the MFLC program, visit www. militaryonesource.mil or visit the NASWF Fleet and Family Support Center.

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Commanding Officer Capt. Paul D. Bowdich (left) addressed a group of Auxiliary Security Force (ASF) graduates last week before they received individual certificates. “You took the time to volunteer for this (training) and we’re putting our trust in you,” Bowdich said. “Your job is to save lives and to protect the base. You may have to make that split decision in order to save lives ... don’t hesitate to make that decision. You all volunteered for this and I applaud you.” This most recent graduating class was one of the largest classes of ASF personnel the security department has had. MAC Justin Schultz, ASF coordinator for the ASF program, also addressed the graduates. “You’ve been tested both physically and mentally,” Schultz said. “You’ve demonstrated self-control, and you’ve pushed through hardships to win the fight. You will be the sentry at the gate, guard, sentinel, lookout. You will put yourselves in harm’s way so that others may live. Congratulations, you’ve earned it.” Photo by Jamie Link, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office

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Military Notices CPO Leadership Symposium date

Naval Air Station Pensacola will host the third annual CPO 365 Leadership Symposium for first class, chief, senior chief and master chief petty officers April 4 starting at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mustin Beach Club. The symposium will feature master chief petty officers speaking and imparting their knowledge to attendees and will offer various learning nad mentorship opportunities. For more information, contact MAC Daron Tyler at daron.tyler@navy.mil, AC1 Kimmy Wethington at kimmy.wethington@navy.mil, MA1 Joshua McGrath at joshua.mcgrath@navy.mil or RP1 Robert Porter at robert.porter2@navy.mil.

Purple Heart recipients sought

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park Commission. Dedicated Nov. 10, 2006, the Hall’s mission is to collect, preserve and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients. The primary way in which Purple Heart recipients are honored is through enrollment in The Roll of Honor electronic database which is accessible in The Hall’s main gallery and on its website, www.thepurpleheart.com. Purple Heart recipients are encouraged to become members of the Roll of Honor by completing an enroll form and submitting it to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Family members and friends may also enroll Purple Heart recipients, living or deceased, by completing an enrollment form and providing supporting evidence. Enrollment is voluntary and free of cost. Help us honor and preserve the stories of these deserving men and women by enrolling them today in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. To enroll a Purple Heart recipient or for more information, visit www.thepurpleheart.com.

Language test appointments open

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

Retired Activities Office needs help

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

PMOAA scholarship application

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

Onboard NASP Marine Corps family team building

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

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

The Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System and Barrancas National Cemetery will hold a Vietnam Veterans Commemoration ceremony at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center, 790 Veterans Way, March 29 at 5 p.m. In 2017, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, which designated March 29 each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The commemoration recognizes all men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the United States’ involvement in Vietnam: Nov. 1, 1955 through May 7, 1975. Any veteran who served during this timeframe is invited to the ceremony. The commemoration makes no distinction between veterans who served in-country, in-theater or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years. As part of the commemoration, a limited number of special lapel pins will be given to Vietnam veterans in attendance.

Navy nurses to hold meet and greet

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

NEX Easter store hours

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

New baby budgeting workshop

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will be hosting a Budget for Baby workshop to help new parents understand the financial impact of a baby. Classes are designed to assist new and prospective parents on how to budget for their new arrival. Attendees will also receive a free layette that is made up of a coordinated set of bedding, clothing and a hand knitted blanket. Class is open for all active-duty or retired Sailors and Marines, eligible family members with a military ID card, surviving spouses and reservist on extended active-duty of 30 days or more. The next Budget for Baby Class will be held April 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at NMCRS, 91 Radford Blvd, Bldg 191. Arrive 15 minutes early prior to the class time. Call the NMCRS office at 452-2300 for reservations for the next class.

You can join Coast Guard Auxiliary

For more than 75 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has offered citizens an opportunity to gain education and training while assisting the U.S. Coast Guard. Auxiliarists may choose among programs such as boating safety, public education, public affairs, Interpreter Corps, communications, Marine Environmental Programs (MEP), operations and U.S. Coast Guard support. Following training, auxiliarist may assist in a number of ways. Members also develop and share new skills with the community and other members. Anyone interested in joining the Milton Flotilla can attend a meeting at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the City of Milton Fire Station, 5321 Stewart St. For more information, go to www. cgaux.org or www.flotilla18.com.

New bagels offered at commissary

The NAS Pensacola commissary is proud to announce that Bantam Bagels will be available on their shelves. These bagels are as seen on Shark Tank. Flavors may include hot pretzel bagel, everybody’s favorite, classic bagel and french toast bagel. For more information, call 262-9200.

Around Town Family 5K and 10K invitation

The 12th annual Michele Hill Raider Run and Community Family Celebration will be held April 7 at 7:30 a.m. at Navarre Youth Sports Association, in Navarre. The race is an out and back 10K

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

Ski club annual spring party

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

Annual Easter egg hunt announced

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

Trolley service seeking driver

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

Sen. Gaetz to host Academy Nights

Congressman Matt Gaetz invites the community to join him for Military Service Academy Nights. The academy nights provide constituents with information regarding admission processes, congressional office nomination process and a chance to meet and ask questions of service academy representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and University ROTC programs. Service Academy Nights will be held March 27 at Pace High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and March 29 at Niceville High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Special guest speakers include Jason Crawford of Pensacola and Lt. General Brad Webb, Commander of Air Force Special Operations Command. For more information, contact Digital Director Kavontae Smalls or Director of Military Affairs retired U.S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Nelson at 4791183.

Panhandle tour group for seniors

Panhandle Senior Travelers, a non-profit tour group for Seniors 50 and over, will meet at Asbury Place, 750 College Blvd. to accept membership applications, pick up travel brochures, pay deposits and pay the balance for trips. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month. During the meeting, members will hear details about future trips and listen to speakers on travel related topics. The next trip scheduled will be April 21, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” in Monroeville, Ala. For more information, visit www.pstravelers.org or contact Vivian Krumel Storey at 434-1757.

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CIWT welcomes new executive director; See page B2 “Spotlight”

Best of the best

350th CACOM Best Warrior Competition Story, photos by Sgt. Dustin Gautney 350th Civil Affairs Command (Airborne)

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he Best Warrior competition is a competition designed to test basic Soldier skills – between their shoot, move and communicate tactics along with general Army knowledge to see who the best warrior is,” Sgt. Maj. Kevin Tevebaugh, 350th Civil Affairs Command (350th CACOM) and noncommissioned officer in charge of the competition, said.

Soldiers line up before stepping-off for the 10K ruck march portion of the 350th Civil Affairs Command “Best Warrior” competition held at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. March 4 through March 8.

Competitors for the event were comprised of Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from units throughout the 350th CACOM; attracting Soldiers from Texas and as far as Puerto Rico. The competition consisted of several events designed to test Soldiers both physically and mentally. Competitors were graded on the Army Physical Fitness Test, 10K ruck march, weapons qualification, land navigation, obstacle course, combat-life saving skills, essay

plete leader. “If I can do it; you can do it. It is part of being the backbone of the Army. I can now take this experience and train my soldiers to the standard and be ready to be the next Soldier to compete.” The winners of the 350th CACOM Best Warrior Competition were announced during an awards ceremony held at Hurlburt Air Force Base. The winners – Sgt. Erin Peppiatt, from the 486th Civil Affairs Battalion and Spc. Brandon Brisell from the 436th Civil Affairs

and exams to test Army and current event knowledge, and an oral presentation board. Tevebaugh also said the competitions goal is to boost the moral of the Soldiers and really a test the overall Soldier and take their experiences to better themselves and their units. “Absolutely amazing,” Sgt. Dawyne Vancleaf Jr., a competitor from the 478th Civil Affairs Battalion in Perrine, Fla, said about how the experience gained from the competition will help him be a more com-

Competitors from throughout the Southeast first had to attempt to best each other during an Army Physical Fitness Test Eglin Air Force Base March 5.

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Battalion – will go on to compete at the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne)’s Best Warrior Competition the first week of May. “I think competing at this vent helped me get back to the readiness I needed to be at,” Spc. Brisell the junior enlisted winner of the competition said. “Both, with the exams and preparing for the board, the reality that you always have to keep training is the biggest takeaway from me as I progress.”

Sgt. Erin Peppiatt, 486th Civil Affairs Battalion and noncommissioned officer winner of the 350th CACOM “Best Warrior” competition, bounds over obstacles.

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The 350th CACOM was first constituted Oct. 16, 1999 in the Army Reserve as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 350th Civil Affairs Command, and activated at Pensacola, Fla. The Pensacola headquarters unit is one of only four Civil Affairs Commands in the United States. Civil affairs soldiers were the Army’s experts on working with civilian authorities and setting up civilian governments in the wake of wars and natural disasters.

Sgt. Dawyne Vancleaf Jr., 478th Civil Affairs Battalion, carries a 40-pound pack, protective vest, helmet and rifle during the 10K Ruck March portion of the competition.

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March 23, 2018

CIWT welcomes new executive director Story, photo by Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training

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he Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) welcomed Jim Hagy as its new executive director March 19. As executive director, Hagy will provide advice and assistance to the commanding officer in both operational and strategic matters. “Mr. Hagy brings extensive experience in leadership, strategic planning, mentorship and skill development,” CIWT’s Commanding Officer Capt. Bill Lintz said. “These attributes, paired with his knowledge of operational information warfare, will greatly benefit the CIWT domain. His addition paints an exciting future for CIWT, intensifying our bright future in training Sailors for war in the skill sets of information warfare.” Additionally, Hagy will serve as CIWT’s senior civilian and will provide executive leadership to military and civilian program managers; perform studies to measure and improve ef-

fectiveness; perform analysis for current and future requirements of organization; submit annual budget and feasibility requests and participate and lead government and industry forums as a principal Navy representative in matters involving cyber. “The CIWT domain has a great reputation for delivering world-class technical training, and I am humbled and honored to join this fantastic team,” Hagy said. “Information warfare is now more important than at any other time in our nation’s history, and I’m excited to lend a shoulder to the effort in delivering information warfare professionals to the

Capt. Bill Lintz, commanding officer of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), welcomes onboard Jim Hagy, CIWT’s new executive director. As executive director, Hagy will provide advice and assistance to the commanding officer in both operational and strategic matters.

fleet.” Hagy previously served a distinguished 40-year career in the Navy, retiring from active duty in 2014 as a captain. CIWT is one of the largest of the NETC learning centers with four schoolhouse commands, two detachments, and training sites

throughout the United States and Japan. Training 22,000 students every year, CIWT delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services. CIWT also offers more than 200 courses for cryptologic technicians, intelligence specialists, information systems technicians, electron-

ics technicians, and officers in the information warfare community. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit w w w.nav y.mil/ local/cid/, www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ CIWT/, www.facebook.com/ NavyCIWT or www.twitter. com/NavyCIWT.

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• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Mov.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One hour of dedicated online walkthrough to set-up your account and make your move seamless. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is scheduled for April 4. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Imagination Station: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is April 19. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • Parenting Tips for Blended Families: 11 a.m. to noon March 26. A discussion of the challenges and joys of living in a blended family. All military parents are welcome. • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday,

prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin in-

fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. • Buddhism 101: Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 436-5060. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

vestigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/ disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the

SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. • CREDO Southeast Care for Caregiver Retreat, March 24-26, Perdido Beach Resort Orange Beach, Ala. When was the last time you took your own advice, slowed down and invested in “you?” The Care for the Caregiver (C4C) retreat is designed to be

a break from the busy “routine” of caring for others. WHO: Caregivers and providers i.e., physicians, mental health workers, chaplains, nurses, corpsmen, SARP Counselors or religious program specialists. What can you expect at a CREDO retreat? Time to get away, turn off the cell phone, relax in a beautiful hotel, destress, and be personally/professionally refreshed. • Five-star hotel • Shared experience with others • Time for self-reflection • Refreshed sense of “who am I?” To register, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford. ctr@navy.mil or call 4522342. • Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach @Navy.mil. • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www. USSALABAMA.com. • Meals on Wheels: Mission is to provide one hot nourishing meal per day, both in a congregate setting and to homebound clients. For more information, call 432-1475. • USO Northwest Florida: The USO supports America’s service members by working to keep them connected to family, home and country. For more information, call 4558280.


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PLT: Midnight in Paris

Pensacola Little Theatre’s Cabaret theme this year will be Cabaret: Midnight in Paris. The annual event will feature live performances, music and more. Photo courtesy of Pensacola Little Theatre By Ashley Simmons Marketing and Public Relations Specialist Pensacola Little Theatre

The Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) proudly presents Cabaret: Midnight in Paris. Cabaret is PLT’s premier annual fundraiser. This year’s event will be tomorrow, March 24 starting at 7 p.m. Every year, Cabaret has a different theme, this year the theme is Cabaret: Midnight in Paris. To attend Cabaret, you

must be 21 years old or older. Tickets will be $100 per person and can be purchased by calling the box office or by visiting the PLT website, www. pensacolalittletheatre.com. Your ticket allows entrance into the party featuring five venues transcending guests through the culture and nightlife of Paris. Through the City of Lights, Moulin Rouge, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Louvre Pyramid. Guests will experience a live band, DJ, Ballet Pensacola’s “An Amer-

ican in Paris” and an open bar accented by gourmet goodies from David Pennimen’s classic city catering. One of the most popular venues associated with Cabaret has been the silent auction. Held in the art-deco-inspired gallery – a hub of activity – the silent auction has raised thousands of dollars while showcasing donated goods and services from area businesses and patrons. This year’s silent auction will also be available online, creating more exposure for businesses and further opportunity for patrons to participate as they enjoy the party. The funds raised through Cabaret and the silent auction allow PLT to keep ticket prices low, to offer outreach programs that inspire children in underserved and at-risk communities and to provide the entire community with entertainment and creative opportunities. Tickets are on sale now online and through the Pensacola Little Theatre Box Office by calling 432-2042 or by visiting the box office on weekdays, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.pensacolalittletheatre.com. Pensacola Little Theatre is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization providing a complete theatrical experience to children and adults through performances, volunteer opportunities, outreach programs and classes.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY t “Black Panther” “Peter Rabbit” (PG) “Peter Rabbit” (PG) (PG13) Noon 5 p.m. c 2D: 5 p.m.p.m.and 8:10 “The Shape of Water” “Black Panther” (PG) (PG13) h “Game Night” (R) 2 p.m. 2D: 7 p.m. “Winchester” (PG13) 11:30 a.m.

“Black Panther” (PG13) 3D: 7:40 p.m. 2D: 1:40 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.

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5:30 p.m.

“Early Man” (PG) Noon

“Annihilation” (R) 7:40 p.m.

“Peter Rabbit” (PG) 2 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “The 15:17 to Paris” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Black Panther” (PG13) 3D: 7 p.m. “Early Man” (PG) 5:30 p.m. “The Shape of Water” (PG) 7:30 p.m.

“The 15:17 to Paris” (PG13) 4 p.m. “Game Night” (R) 6 p.m. “Annihilation” (R) 8:10 p.m.

“Game Night” (R) 4:30 p.m. “Annihilation” (R) 6:40 p.m. “Black Panther” (PG13) 2D: 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.

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

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THURSDAY “Peter Rabbit” (PG) 5 p.m. “Black Panther” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m. “Game Night” (R) 5:10 p.m. “Annihilation” (R) 7:30 p.m.

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March 23, 2018

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola .com. • Seabreeze Jazz Festival: MWR has tickets to the 20th annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival to be hosted at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater at Pier Park, Panama City Beach, April 18 through 22. Tickets are available through NASP Tickets and Travel. Try this Three-day passes are $173 and four-day • Youth Sport Camp: passes are $216. For Registration for the a full list of prices, vis- Youth Sports Spring it NASP Tickets and 2018 season begins Travel or call 452- March 9 at the Corry Youth Center (Bldg. 6354. • Easter Celebra- 4118). There will be tions: MWR will be soccer, baseball and T-ball available this hosting a series of spring. Youth sports events in celebration are open to all depenof Easter. Events in- dents ages 4 to 14 of clude a Easter egg active-duty, reserve door hanger arts and or retired military, craft event March as well as DoD em23 from 6 p.m. to 8 ployees and contracp.m., cost is $10 per tors. Registration will person, including an be open from 8 a.m. 18x22” egg frame and to 4:30 p.m., today, all needed materials March 23. Cost is $50 per child. Mandatory for decoration. There skills evaluation will will also be an Easter take place tomorEggStravaganza egg row, March 24 from 9 hunt tomorrow, March a.m. to 11 a.m. at the 24 from noon to 4 p.m. Youth Sports ComThis event is free and plex on Hwy. 98. Paropen to all MWR pa- ents must complete trons. Event will also the annual Parent include games, priz- Association for Youth es, face painting and Sports training prior a visit from the Easter to registration. Log on to www.nays.org/parBunny. For more in- ents to complete trainformation on the craft ing. For more informanight, call 452-6354 tion, contact Ron or and for more informa- Patrick at 453-3490. tion on the egg hunt, call 453-6310. • MWR Flea Market: Come clear out the house for spring cleaning, or pick up something that is new to you at the MWR Giant Outdoor Flea Market tomorrow, March 24 from noon to 4 p.m. This yard sale is open to the public for buying and selling. Buyers are free and sellers can register at the Ticket and Travel Office (Bldg. 3787) in the NEX Shopping Plaza on Hwy. 98. No food or beverage sales authorized. Only service animals are authorized, no live animal sales. For more information call 452-6354. • Karate class: Shotokan Karate classes are $20 per month at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, for active duty and family members ($22 for DoD). For more information call 452-7810, 452-7813 or 291-0940.

Liberty Activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 4522372 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com.


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Sandy’s Good Times Dance Club. Thursday weekly dance lessons 6:30 pm-6:55pm $10. For lessons – please refrain from wearing scented products. Friday Latin night. Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday ballroom night 7:3010:30 p.m. Beginning social dance lessons Thursday and Friday 6:30-7:25 p.m. Each night $10. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com.

11 ft new kayak, two swivel seats, all accessories plus trailer. Used twice $2,000. 239-410-6621

Southwoods Subdivision Community Yard Sale. April 7,2018 7AM-1PM. Located off of Blue Angel Parkway and Stennis Drive. Come find your bargains! Garage Sale Sat Apr 7, household items, infant toys and clothes, bike parts, much more. 1383 Tara Dawn Lane, 7-noon. ArticlesArticles for Sale for Sale Goodman three-ton air conditioning unit. Good condition. $150. 850-4534794

Satsuma Jar 21”H x 14”W, Japanese 7 Gods of Fortune design with Gold Handles & 1000 Flowers. I Bought in Japan. Paid New Adult Workman $825, sell $400. 850-748Trike 3-speed recumbent 9286. bike with side by side Curio Cabinet, LG solid bucket seats. Rosewood 3 section, 6 REG $1999 sided, 8 shelves lighted , NOW $1400 OBO 3 doors. Bought in Hong 850 944-7558 Kong paid $2200, sell Garage door opener – $1200 , exc cond 850-748Chamberlain brand. 0.5 9286. horse with door switch and two remote controls. Chain Rotary tool kit,still in drive. Used, but works sealed plastic,72 piece great. Asking $20. Call project partners brand. Would be nice gift.$25.00 850-476-3592 850-999-3330 Colt Lightweight Commander S.S. 1911 .45acp.. Thule Force Large (roof4-8rd mags w/ 4.25” bbl.. top cargo box) like new, Rare Custom piece with used just once. Extremely low serial#. Asking only quiet. $350. Call 850-324$800.00. (850)484-8998 6849. (David) Yakima Jetstream Bars Thompson Center Con- & Yakima Timberline tender Gen. I. Single shot Towers (locking rooftop Marksman pistol with 6 crossbars that attach to different barrels/ 3 scopes. raised side rails) like new, Many extras. Very nice. used just once. $250. Call 850-324-6849. $850.00.(850)484-8998

FREE wood from pine Outward Hound pet car- tree cut. Long pieces. rier. Pink. $20. 850-453- Will need to be cut and hauled. 8120 Pond Val4794 ley Drive, Pensacola, FL IGLOO Counter Top 32506. 850-453-6086. Ice Maker. Makes ice in 7 minutes great for camp- 2 Solid Rosewood End ing/ parties. Used once at Tables with drawer. Each wedding. Stainless Steel. side has elegant Asian $100.00. (850)484-8998. curving design. I bought in Hong Kong. Paid $800, (DAVID). sell $480 pair. 850-7489286.

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BOWTECH compound hunting bow. Fully dressed. Short axel parallel lens. Fine bow! $75. 4171694 Compound hunting bow. PCE fire flight. Fully dressed w/ top notch accessories plus hard case and wrist release. $75. 4549486 Auto

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REAL ESTATE Real Estate For rent: well maintained clean home. 3BR/2.5BA. Large sun room, laundry room, large fenced in back yard, detached garage/ workroom, security system. Great home – great neighbors! Call for more info. $1350. 850-7484701. 404 East Sunset Avenue, Pensacola

Rm for rent. Fully furnished. On Perdido Bay. WiFi. Kitchen & washer dryer access. Off st park2005 Yamaha Royal Star. ing. No pets. One person Garage kept. Excellent only. No smoking. $600/ condition. Never dropped. mo. 850-455-7990. 2 hard saddle bags and travel trunk included. Lot for Sale by Owner In $4500. Text or call for pic- Spanish Cove (Oaks) Liltures and info. 850-221- lian Alabama Approx. 148 deep X 78 wide Call Ed 1259 for more info or viewing Shark fishing Penn Sena- 850-368-5531 or 850-261tor 9/0 reel w/ custom rod. 1658 Like new. $125. 497-1167

High Cholesterol? The creator of Gatorade can help. Gainesville, FL – If you’re one of the millions of Americans that have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, “Natural” help is now available from the creator of Gatorade! The highly regarded late Dr. Robert J. Cade, while at the University of Florida did extensive clinical trials using a special formula he developed containing soluble fiber (Acacia Gum). This formula “CholesterAde” proved to lower cholesterol in the human body by over 17% during an 8 week period. Not only is this special soluble fiber proven to lower cholesterol naturally, but other positive effects showed weight loss and improving bowel functions which can help reduce the chances of many forms of cancer. Dr. Richard Goldfarb, the medical director for the company states, “Statins and other drugs can create as many health problems as what they were developed to cure. Soluble fiber is one of the most important natural ingredients you can consume for overall good health.” For the first time Dr. Cade’s original delicious tasting formula “CholesterAde” is now available at your local pharmacy or call 877-581-1502.

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Gosport - March 23, 2018  

Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola

Gosport - March 23, 2018  

Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola