Blue Angels cancel practice for today, March 29 ... Due to the
upcoming holiday weekend, Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, have canceled the practice demonstration onboard NAS Pensacola scheduled for today, March 29. The Blue Angels’ April practice schedule is still to be determined; any updates will be released as soon as they are received.
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Women step in as stars of new exhibit NAS Pensacola at the National Naval Aviation Museum theme is focused on changes STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), command it’s a great place to see Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
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Command of Naval Air Station Pensacola Training changed hands yesterday, March 28, as Capt. Keith Hoskins relieved Capt. Chris Plummer in a ceremony held in the National Naval Aviation Museum.
Capt. Keith Hoskins
Plummer will go on to become Chief of Staff at Navy Region Southwest in San Diego, Calif. “My time as commanding officer of NAS Pensacola has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my Navy career,” Plummer said. “The opportunity to work with the high caliber of military and civilians at NASP and the friendships that (my wife) Karen and I have made are memories that will last a lifetime.”
With the opening of a new exhibit, “From Typewriters to Strike Fighters,” the National Naval Aviation Museum has turned a spotlight on the contributions that women have made to naval aviation. Navy Capt. Henry J. Hendrix, the director of Naval History and Heritage Command, formally opened the exhibit March 21 after an introduction and comments by Museum Director Robert Rasmussen, a retired Navy captain. “I think the museum has created a marvelous, lasting tribute to all the women who have made naval aviation what it is today – the best in the world,” Hendrix said. “Given this year’s Women’s History Month
naval history in action making our Navy – and our country – better.” Former Navy jet pilot Jill Nelson and Pat Denkler, the first woman aviator to carrier qualify in a jet aircraft, were among a group of past and present female naval aviators who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The exhibit, which is in the Hangar Bay One section of the museum, commemorates the path of women in naval service from the “yeomanettes” in 1917 to those women serving on the front lines today. The multimedia presentation features historic images, personal interviews and artifacts that chronicle the history of women in naval aviation. The centerpiece of the new exhibit is a video wall
Female naval aviators and other members of the public watch an interview that is part of “From Typewriters to Strike Fighters,” an exhibit that opened March 21 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The multimedia presentation features historic images, interviews and artifacts that chronicle the history of women in naval aviation. For more on Women s History Month, see page A5.
that features historic images and footage of women in naval service
By Ed Barker NETC PAO
NMOTC Commanding Officer Capt. James Norton (left), Pen Air Federal Credit Union President and Chief Executive Officer Stewart Ramsey (center) and NASP NavyMarine Corps Relief Society Director Mark Harden hold Pen Air’s donation to NMCRS during the 13th Annual Pen Air Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Charity Golf Tournament March 22. Photo by MC1 Bruce Cummins
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Hoskins is a native of Parkville, Miss. He graduated from Missouri Western State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology in 1988. He was commissioned after completion of Aviation Officer Candidate School in September 1989 and was designated a naval aviator in February
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Some of the women
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SAPR-fleet training satisfies GMT requirement
Pen Air hosts 13th Annual NMCRS Charity Golf Tournament
Capt. Chris Plummer
along with excerpts of interviews conducted by museum staff members.
Nearly 130 service members and other individuals participated in the 13th iteration of a highly successful Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) ActiveDuty Fund Drive event March 22 aboard NAS Pensacola. The NMCRS Charity Golf
Tournament, a sold-out event at the A.C. Read Golf Course aboard NAS Pensacola and sponsored by Pen Air Federal Credit Union, included a fourperson scramble, lunch and awards reception. Navy Medicine Operational Training
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NAS Chapel Easter Schedule • Catholic Services: March 29 (Good Friday) 3 p.m., Veneration of the Cross and Distribution of Holy Communion (All Faiths Chapel) March 30: 7:30 p.m., Catholic Easter Vigil Mass (All Faiths Chapel) March 31: (Easter Sunday) 8:30 a.m., Easter Sunday Mass (NASC Auditorium) Noon, Easter Sunday Mass (Corry Station Chapel) • Protestant Services: March 29 (Good Friday) 6:30 p.m., (All Faiths Chapel) March 31: (Easter Sunday) 8 a.m., Protestant Liturgical (All Faiths Chapel) 10:15 a.m., General Protestant (NASC Auditorium) 6 p.m., Younger Louder Later Contemporary Service (All Faiths Chapel) • Interdenominational Easter Sunrise Service March 31: (Easter Sunday) 6:30 a.m., Christian Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service (Five Flags Pavilion). Fellowship will follow with continental breakfast.
The Chief of Naval Personnel announced March 25 that Sexual A s s a u l t Prevention and Response (SAPR) Fleet Training can also satisfy the FY-13 SAPR General Military Training (GMT) requirement for all ranks. The SAPR-F training is the next step in the Navy’s continuum of sexual assault prevention training and completion is required for all E-6 and below personnel by March 31, with documentation entered in the Fleet Training Management Planning System (FLTMPS). “We are well-ahead of schedule with more than 95 percent of our E-6 and below Sailors completing SAPR-F training as of March 22,” said Rear Adm. (Sel) Cynthia Thebaud, the Navy’s SAPR Task Force deputy commander. “This means that more than 260,000 Sailors have already satisfied the FY-13 SAPR GMT requirement. However, we also have an
additional 14,000 Sailors who still need the training, so the effort for our E-6 and below personnel is not yet complete. “Outlined in NAVADMIN 067/13, E-7 and above personnel can also complete the annual GMT requirement by taking a modified version of the SAPR-F course. This will serve an additional benefit of exposing them to the SAPR-F training that their Sailors received,” she said. A revised SAPR-F course facilitation guide has been developed to enable fleet training completion by E-7 and above. Like the SAPR-F training for E-6 and below, this training will be introduced by a member of the command leadership triad and delivered by an appropriate leader approved by the commanding officer. “The SAPR Task Force received a number of requests from commands wanting to know if they could use the SAPR-F Training for their khaki leadership, mainly because
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1992 in Kingsville, Texas. In May of 1992, Hoskins reported to the Naval Military Personnel Command in Washington, D.C., for a one-year tour of duty as an assistant aviation commander detailer. He was then assigned to Fleet Replacement Squadron VFA-106 at Naval Air Station Cecil Field. Upon completion, he reported for his first operational assignment with the “Sidewinders” of VFA-86. While attached to the Sidewinders, Hoskins completed a deployment onboard the USS America (CV 66), which included extended operations in the Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. He flew combat missions in support of Operations Decisive Edge and Southern Watch. In June of 1997, he returned to the Gladiators of VFA-106 as an instructor pilot, where he served in the operations and the maintenance departments. In September of 1998, Hoskins joined the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, for three seasons (19992001). He served as the narrator, opposing solo and lead solo pilot. In his final season as the lead solo pilot, he also served as the team’s operations officer. Hoskins returned to the fleet and was assigned to VFA-25, the “Fist of the Fleet,” for his department head tour, where he served as the operations and maintenance officer. During his tour with the Fist, he completed an extended deployment flying combat missions in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. In August of 2003, Hoskins reported to the United States Strategic Command (U.S. STRATCOM), where he served as an action officer and then, executive officer in the Plans and Policy Directorate. He was responsible for writing, assessing and disseminating high-level policy during U.S. STRATCOM’s restructuring in the midst of the Global War on Terrorism. In his last year at U.S. STRATCOM, he served as the aide de camp to the commander of U.S. STRATCOM. After his joint assignment, he began his command tour with VFA-15, “The Valions,” as the executive officer in April 2006. Upon assuming command of VFA-15 in June 2007, Hoskins led his squadron through an arduous turn-around cycle and combat deployment onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After his command tour, Hoskins served as the third battalion officer at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). During his tour, he was selected an honorary graduate of the class of 2010. Upon his departure from USNA, he attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces where he received a master’s degree in national resource strategy and policy with the class of 2012. He then served at the Naval Service Training Command as the national director of NROTC programs until taking command of NAS Pensacola. Hoskins has accumulated more than 3,400 flight hours and 570 arrested landings. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Air Medal (three awards with combat “V”), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards with combat “V”), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and numerous unit commendations and awards.
featured in the videos are Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Robin Braun, Capt. Tami Riley, members of the first all-female E-2 Hawkeye combat crew, Operation Iraqi Freedom Marine helicopter pilot Capt. Cera Benbow, retired Capt. Judith Neuffer Bruner and Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter pilot Lt. Cmdr. Ally Shuler. It was an exciting day for Shuler, who is currently attached to HelTraRon 18 (HT-18) at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. She said she was looking forward to bringing her two daughters, a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old, to see the exhibit. “They will think it is really cool,” she said. Some of the artifacts displayed in the exhibit include original uniforms on loan from the Naval History and Heritage Command and flight equipment worn by three of the first four designated women naval aviators, including Lt. Cmdr. Barbara Allen Rainey, who became the first woman to receive her wings of gold in February 1974. The conceptual development, design and construction of the exhibit, acquisition and placement of artifacts, oral history interviews and editing/production were all accomplished by museum staff members and volunteers including female Sailors assigned to the Naval Air Technical Training Center who participate in the museum’s active duty volunteer program. Nelson, who is featured in the exhibit and also worked on it as a museum volunteer, said the story of women in naval aviation has been waiting to be told. “The public asked and the museum has responded,” she said. “And they broke out the Kiwi boot polish to put a high shine on this project. If you need to get inspired, come and see it.” Officials said this exhibit is unique in that it will be constantly evolving. As more interviews are conducted, they will be edited and added to the video presentation, telling new stories of women in naval aviation. So the exhibit is only going to get better over time, Nelson said. For more information about the exhibit, go to http://www.naval aviation museum.org/ explore/exhibits-and-collections/online-only-exhibits/from-typewriters-to-strike-fighters.
Center (NMOTC) Commanding Officer Capt. James Norton, NAS Pensacola NMCRS Director Mark Harden and Pen Air Federal Credit Union President and Chief Executive Officer Stewart Ramsey attended the golf tournament. Each year, one of the larger NAS Pensacola commands coordinates the Pensacola-area NMCRS Active-Duty Fund Drive, with NMOTC leading this year’s campaign. Norton said the value of events such as the Pen Air-sponsored NMCRS Charity Golf Tournament could not be understated, adding that the purpose the annual event serves is twofold. “Pen Air has been a part of the Pensacola-area Navy community for years,” he said. “Their sponsorship of this and other events has brought them into the Navy family, and provided assistance to thousands of Sailors through their generous contributions over the years.” Harden echoed Norton’s sentiments, congratulating the Pen Air institution for their willingness to continue what has become a mainstay at NAS Pensacola. “The Pen Air commitment to Navy and Marine Corps personnel is strong and we appreciate their continued efforts,” he said. “Putting together a large tournament like this one isn’t easy but the Pen Air team has it down to a science. Bravo Zulu for a job well done.” During the March 22 tournament, Pen Air FCU presented a check in the amount of $25,000 to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. In the 13 years since this tournament began, the credit union has donated more than $300,000 in support of the society’s efforts to provide financial, educational and other assistance to members of the naval services of the United States, eligible family members and survivors in need. “We got our start in this community by serving military families, and we are proud to continue the tradition by hosting this tournament,” Ramsey said. “The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is dedicated to helping our servicemen and women achieve financial self-sufficiency, and our credit union is likewise committed to the financial stability of our member-owners.” Pen Air awarded 10 team prizes during the tournament, in addition to providing more than 30 door prizes from community partners during the event. The first place winners of the golf tournament included Carroll Scarborough, Scott Scarborough, Yusef Adas and Kenny Ray Mitchell. Each won a Pen Air FCU gift basket containing a $100 Visa gift card. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is designed to provide financial, educational and other assistance to members of the naval services of the United States, eligible family members and survivors when in need. Founded in 1904, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, non-profit charitable organization, sponsored by the Department of the Navy and operating nearly 250 offices ashore and afloat at Navy and Marine Corps bases throughout the world. Individual commands aboard NAS Pensacola, as well as those at Whiting Field and Corry Station, each have a designated NMCRS 2013 Active-Duty Fund Drive representative. Posters detailing these representatives’ contact information are in commands throughout the bases, and individuals interested in volunteering or donating to this effort are encouraged to contact their command representatives.
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Women s History Month program onboard NASP ... Capt. Maureen Padden (center), commanding officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola, speaks during a Women’s History Month ceremony held aboard NAS Pensacola March 22. Padden, who has been in the Navy for 25 years, was joined by other local leaders and spoke of the changes she has seen in the Navy from a woman’s perspective. She offered advice and encouragement to not only the women in attendance, but to all Sailors. Photo courtesy NHP SAPR from page 1
this material delves further into the scenario used in SAPR–Leadership Training and reveals details that were not included in the previous training,” added Thebaud. “Since there is no additional preparation training required for instructors to teach SAPR-F to their E-7 and above, repurposing the SAPR-F training for khaki leadership presented a great opportunity to let this group see and discuss ‘the rest of the story,’” she said. “Commands already have SAPR-L/F trained facilitators; they just need to use the appropriate facilitation guide based on rank.” Commands are encouraged to complete SAPR-F training for E-7 and above during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Completion for GMT credit is required not later than the end of the fiscal year. Commands are also required to use the current SAPR-F video and a revised SAPR-F course facilitation guide for E-7 and above, which can be downloaded from the SAPR-L/F training webpage: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupersnpc/support/sapr/pages/training.aspx or from Navy Knowledge Online (select the
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
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leadership tab and scroll down the page to the SAPR training section). Use of the E6 and below facilitation guide for E-7 and above is neither authorized nor recommended due to revisions to the facilitation guide specifically tailored for the chief petty officer and officer audience. Completion of both the E-6 and below and E-7 and above SAPR-F training must be documented by all commands via FLTMPS. Previous FLTMPS documentation of SAPR-F for E-6 and below will automatically document completion of the SAPR GMT lesson for service members. Additional information on GMT credit for SAPR-F completion is available in NavAdMin 067/13, including details on GMT course completion numbers and additional points of contact. Sexual assault prevention is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which builds resiliency to hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. For information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website: https:// www. netc. navy. mil. The Rhodes Building, 41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 402, Pensacola, FL 32504, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Ste.A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.
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NFO training to shift with rebirth of VT-4 By Lt. Ransome Springer Training Air Wing Six
If you ask any naval flight officer in the Navy where they received their flight training, the answer would be the same: “Training Air Wing Six.” For the past 40 years, Training Wing Six (TW-6) has ensured the United States Navy’s Naval Flight Officers (NFO) receive the best training in the world. So good in fact, that multiple foreign militaries send their finest students here to be trained. On March 1, 1972, TW-6 was founded. Originally comprised of training squadrons VT-4 and VT-10, TW-6 expanded quickly to incorporate all of the training squadrons in the surrounding area. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the wing streamlined to its current composition of VT-4 (stood down in 2010), VT-10 and VT-86. The training itself consists of three stages depending on the student’s fleet aircraft selection, all of which take place under the purview of TW-6. All students begin their tenure in TW-6 flying the T-6A Texan with VT-10, where they learn basic aviation and navigational skills. After completion of this training,
An instructor works with a student in a T-45 simulator. Photo by Ens. Carisa Terry
future NFOs select whether they will fly larger multi-engine aircraft (P-3C Orion, EP-3E Aries or E-6B Mercury) or continue to intermediate for carrier based aircraft. Those who select multiengine move directly to fleet training at their respective platform’s Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS), where they are winged. Those students who select carrier aircraft, continue to intermediate training at VT-10, where they learn visual navigation and formation procedures in the T-6A and T-39N/G Saberliner. Following the completion of their training in VT-
10, those students who elect to fly E-2 Hawkeyes proceed to training at the E-2 FRS, while those who will fly tactical aircraft (TacAir) begin training at VT-86. VT-86 trains future TacAir NFOs in the T-39N/G Saberliner and T-45C Goshawk. These students learn radar intercept procedures and continue their navigational training in the higher speed jet aircraft. Upon completion of training at VT86, students are winged and are selected for their final platform (F/A-18E/F SuperHornet, F/A18G Growler, or the E/A-6B Prowler) and proceed to the
FRS. In the near future, TW-6 will see a shift in NFO education as it regains VT-4. VT-4 is being recommissioned this year and will provide advanced integrated tactical training for future NFOs in the Multicrew Simulators (MCS). The MCS provides students early interaction with the same equipment and methods used by their equivalent fleet squadrons. Major changes are also occurring in VT-86. With the upcoming “sundown” of the T-39N/G (the aircraft will be retired), radar intercept training will be conducted with the brand new Virtual Mission Training System, which provides simulated radar contacts to the training aircraft from the ground, and all VT-86 training will be accomplished in the T-45C Goshawk aircraft and simulator. Unique among training air wings, in TW-6 every future naval flight officer begins and ends there training here. This continuity provides TW-6 unparalleled opportunities in shaping the consistency and quality of its student’s training, which has and will continue to ensure that the United States Navy has the finest NFOs in the world.
Famous Navy quotes From Navy History & Heritage Command
“For in this modern world, the instruments of warfare are not solely for waging war. Far more importantly, they are the means for controlling peace. Naval officers must therefore understand not only how to fight a war, but how to use the tremendous power which they operate to sustain a world of liberty and justice, without unleashing the powerful instruments of destruction and chaos that they have at their command.” – Admiral Arleigh Burke, CNO, Aug. 1, 1961, from change of command address at Annapolis, Md.
“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.’ ”
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USS Boxer crash and salvage team train for upcoming deployment Story, photo by Lt. Jonathan Bacon NATTC PAO
flight deck crash and salvage team from the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) completed refresher training at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) March 16. During their week at the training center, team members received hands on training fighting flight deck fires, proper crash and salvage procedures, and safely lifting and moving damaged aircraft. Boxer’s crash and salvage team travels to NATTC, on board Naval Air Station Pensacola, every year and a half for the specialized training for new members and to refresh veteran members’ skills. “We are required to renew this training every year to 18 months or when 40 percent of the ship’s team has changed out since the last visit,” said ABHC Roy Whiley, Boxer’s Crash and Salvage Team leading chief petty officer. “The training we received this week is very important. Not only is it required for our qualifications, but the training is also vital to our teambuilding
process. Crash and salvage needs to be able to work as a team to lift stricken aircraft, put out a fire, and most importantly save souls.” For ABH2 Melvin Dominguez, Boxer’s Crash and Salvage Team assistant leading petty officer, NATTC offered them the type of training that can’t be simulated aboard their ship. “NATTC provided us with a safe training environment and its expert instructors delivered the hands-on experience we need to be qualified to get underway.” ABH1 Charles Ellis, an instructor at NATTC, believes that delivering this quality training to the fleet is only possible by having the best of the fleet return to NATTC as instructors. Ellis says it’s very rewarding as an instructor to see Sailors grow and develop due to their training at NATTC.
Sailors from USS Boxer’s (LHD 4) flight deck crash and salvage team disconnect an MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from a flight deck crane, known as “Tilly,” during crash and salvage refresher training at Naval Air Technical Training Center.
“I have the chance to train these Sailors while they are airmen on the way to the fleet, and then see them progressing through the various roles in crash and salvage when they return for team training. It’s very gratifying to watch them grow, develop their skills, become leaders in their teams, and know that as an instructor I played a role in that growth.” Since its commissioning in 1942, NATTC has been committed to delivering training and increasing readiness with-
in the Naval Aviation Enterprise. NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy and Marine students annually. The majority of the student population is made up of enlisted personnel attending “A” schools, where they are learning the skills and knowledge required to perform as apprentice level technicians in the fleet. The center also provides airman apprenticeship training, personal financial management and shipboard aircraft firefighting training.
Advanced schools provide higher level technical knowledge for senior petty officers, and technical training for officers in aviation fuels, carrier air traffic control center operations, amphibious air traffic control center operations, aircraft launch and recovery equipment, and shipboard aircraft fire fighting. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit its web site at https://www. netc.navy. mil/ centers/ cnatt/ nattc/ Default. aspx.
USS Nimitz air traffic controllers onboard NASP Story, photo by Lt. Jonathan Bacon NATTC PAO
Air traffic controllers from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) completed proficiency training at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) March 15. During the two weeks they were at the training center, crew members worked as a team to prepare for their upcoming spring deployment. NATTC instructors led the air traffic control watch teams through complex scenarios specifically designed for their ship in the Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) simulators at NATTC’s Air Traffic Control schoolhouse. “Coming to NATTC to train in these simulators is a chance to knock off the rust without the possibility of putting lives at risk,” said AC1 Daniel Harbaugh. “Not only does training at NATTC help us regain proficiency, but we also get to see situations that we don’t see very often, better preparing
AC2 Harry Askins, a member of USS Nimitz’s (CVN 68) Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) Team, responds to complex scenarios specifically designed for Nimitz in Naval Air Technical Training Center’s CATCC simulator.
us for anything that could happen.” The purpose of the simulator scenarios is to challenge the teams and help them regain their level of skill that may have diminished since their last
deployment in late 2012. CATCC training scenarios are designed to be more complex than situations normally encountered underway. “This training is vital, and there is
no other way for my team to maintain its ability between deployments,” said Lt. Mitchel Deshotel, Nimitz’s carrier control watch officer. “NATTC is the only place with these simulators, and the scenarios are adjusted to the ability of our controllers.” According to NATTC instructor ACC Stephen Lane, the training is vital to safe flight operations Nimitz will conduct during its next deployment, and he stressed the need for instructors. “This training can only be provided if controllers return from the fleet and become instructors, ” he said. NATTC supports the fleet by providing team training to ships personnel during their pre-deployment work-ups, to ensure that shipboard personnel have the proficiency required to take their ship on deployment, after a prolonged period in port. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit the center’s website at https://www.netc. navy. mil/ centers/ cnatt/nattc/ Default.aspx.
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Women honored for contributions to the Navy By OSC Jessica Myers Navy Office of Women’s Policy
arch is National Women’s History Month and this year’s theme, “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination,” recognizes contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, referred to as STEM. WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Women’s History Month during the month of March, as announced in Naval Administrative message 039/13, released Feb. 22. Commands are strongly encouraged to increase their knowledge and awareness of the contributions of women to the Navy and the nation by celebrating the national Women’s History Month theme through programs, exhibits, publications, and participation in military and community events. One Navy STEM pioneer includes Grace Murray Hopper, who wanted to put her Ph.D. in mathematics to use for her nation in the midst of World War II. In 1943, she joined the Naval Reserves and was commissioned as a lieutenant in 1944. During World War II she worked at the Bureau of Ordnance Computation Project at Harvard University and at the end of the war joined the Harvard faculty. Retiring as a rear admiral, Hopper, was recognized as a pioneer computer programmer, the co-inventor of Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL), and for coining the term “bug” for computer malfunctions. Hopper was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in 1992. USS Hopper (DDG 70)
was commissioned as her namesake in 1997; this was only the second Navy warship to be named after a woman. Also during World War II, the Navy launched the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) program. Along with Hopper, more than 85,000 WAVES worked in STEM fields as air traffic controllers, cryptologists, draftsmen, meteorologists, and translators during World War II. In December 2012, history was made in the Navy’s nuclear community when Lt. j.g. Marquette Leveque, assigned to the gold crew of USS Wyoming (SSBN 742), and Lt. j.g. Amber Cowan and Lt. j.g. Jennifer Noonan, assigned to the blue crew of USS Maine (SSBN 741), became the first female unrestricted line officers to qualify in submarines and receive their Submarine Warfare Insignia, also known as “dolphins.” Today in the Navy, female officers fill 10 percent of STEM positions, including engineering duty officers and information warfare professionals. Female enlisted Sailors make up 22 percent of the cryptology and intelligence community and 21 percent of operational ratings, including aviation warfare systems operators and sonar techni-
Naval Education and Training Command Fleet Master Chief April Beldo recently accepted a promotion. She will be going to Washington, D.C., to serve as the Navy’s first female African American fleet master chief in Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E).
cians. Female Sailors continue to excel both ashore and afloat, serving in various STEM related fields. More than 54,000 active duty women and more than 10,000 female Reservists are serving in the Navy. They make up 17.3 percent of the force and make indispensable contributions to our mission and operations. Nearly 59,000 women serve in a wide range of specialties as Navy civilians. The current Navy Total Force includes 36 active and Reserve female flag officers, 67 female senior executive service members, 56 female command master chiefs, and six female command senior chiefs leading from the front. Currently, the top four highest-ranking female officers in the Navy are Vice Adm. Carol Pottenger, Vice Adm. Michelle Howard, Vice Adm. Robin Braun and Vice Adm. Nanette DeRenzi. Pottenger, a surface warfare
officer, was one of the first women selected for sea duty and went on to become the third commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. Howard, also a surface warfare officer, was the first African American woman to command a ship in the U.S. Navy when she took command of USS Rushmore (LSD 47), and in 2012 she became the first African American woman to receive a third star in flag rank within the Department of Defense when she was promoted Aug. 24. Braun, a career naval aviator and former commanding officer of VR-48, has more than 5,800 flight hours in Navy aircraft. DeRenzi, the highest ranking woman serving in the Judge Advocate General Corps, is the principal military legal counsel to the secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations.
The top three highest-ranking female enlisted leaders in the Navy are Fleet Master Chief Joann Ortloff, Fleet Master Chief April Beldo, and Force Master Chief Nancy Hollingsworth. Force Master Chief April Beldo, currently the Naval Education and Training Command Force Master Chief, will make history as the Navy’s first female African American fleet master chief when she assumes her position as the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) fleet master chief later this month. The Navy’s 67-strong Senior Executive Service also has a strong STEM presence amongst its seniormost women. Carla Lucchino, Department of Navy Assistant for Administration is the top female civilian SES. Steffanie Easter, executive director for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and master’s degree in engineering management. Easter is currently leading the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program, the Department of Defense’s initiative for defining affordable and sustainable fifth-generation strike aircraft. For more information about the history of women and their numerous contributions to the Navy, visit www.history.navy.mil/special%20highlights/women/wom en-index.htm. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel – Navy Office of Women’s Policy, visit www.npc.navy.mil/AboutUs/BU PERS/WomensPolicy. For more information on the National Women’s History Project, go to www.nwhp.org.
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NHP joins celebration for Social Work Month Commentary by Lt. Jo Ann Martinez Licensed clinical social worker, Naval Hospital Pensacola
The National Association of Social Workers, along with Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), will be celebrating Social Work Month during March, and this year’s theme, “Resilience We a v i n g A d v o c a c y, ” captures the recent history of naval social work. Navy social workers now represent a growing numLt. Jo Ann ber of profesMartinez sionals within the Medical Service Corps community due to the increasing mental health demands of “Operation Enduring Freedom.” In 2007, there were roughly 20 Navy social worker billets and the community was on the verge of extinction. Now almost at 60 and growing, Navy social workers have demonstrated the needed expertise that they bring to various clinical and programmatic settings. The social work discipline encompasses an eclectic and versatile skill set. Navy social workers perform mental health counseling; substance abuse interventions, social work case management; population based behavioral health and program management. This practice-based discipline with two major areas of concentration – direct clinical practice and macro practice, or administration in human service organizations – propels social workers to thrive in a diverse Navy culture. Social workers are specifically trained in social systems theory, which fortifies their expertise in the dynamic intersection between government, law, education, medicine, psychology and sociology. Navy social workers continuously demonstrate a unique and viable footprint in the global force for good. In support of Operation Enduring Freedom, active-duty Navy social workers deployed as embedded providers alongside the Marine Corps in support of combat operational stress control. In addition, Navy social workers were also mobilized as care teams emphasizing preventative mental health surveillance and command consultation.
Outside the United States, these uniformed subject matter experts in family and victim advocacy manage cases involving family violence and sexual assault prevention and intervention programs where there are no existing state, child and family welfare agencies. In keeping with the “needs of the Navy,” active-duty social workers continue to fill operational and nonoperational billets at various Marine Corps bases, Great Lakes Naval Recruiting Command and naval hospitals to focus on continued readiness, resilience and patient care. Treating the “invisible wounds of war” amongst many returning war heroes continues at the home front where Navy social workers keep actively engaged with patients for many years. In the new and emerging disease realm of chronic pain, social workers can offer specialty skills in the areas of social work case management, addiction, psychosocial and behavioral approaches toward pain relief, readiness, research and rehabilitation. Having uniformed social workers often brings comfort to service members because many service members and veterans prefer to place their trust into the capable hands of someone in uniform that represents a binding, unbreakable bond. As the current war potentially comes to a close, Navy social workers can be found once again in Medical Home Port teams throughout the Navy. NHP is one of the leading DoD hospitals for patient-centered care, a new place where Navy social workers are key stake holders. Now as internal behavioral health consultants, Navy social workers are available to each and every TRICARE beneficiary to promote healthy behaviors. These evidence based treatments are geared toward establishing healthy behavioral changes in the areas of wellness such as weight loss, tobacco cessation, sleep hygiene, relapse prevention and any and all self-managing diseases. NHP, now with two Navy social workers, delivers the promise of a bright future ahead for this growing community. To make an appointment to see a clinical social worker or an internal behavioral health consultant at NHP, enrolled TRICARE beneficiaries can contact their Medical Home Port team through RelayHealth or call Central Appointments at 505-7171.
PR1 Carlos Hunter, left, an instructor at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), discusses parachute packing procedures with Navy veteran David Epstein. Epstein, who served in the Navy during World War II as a parachute rigger with Torpedo Squadron 153 (VT-153), took a tour of Naval Air Station Pensacola March 14. His tour included a visit to NATTC’s Parachute Rigging School.
World War II parachute rigger visits NATTC school and talks to students Story, photo by Lt. Jonathan Bacon NATTC PAO
Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) hosted a World War II parachute rigger March 14, giving today’s Sailors an opportunity to learn what it was like “back in the day.” Navy veteran David Epstein and his wife, Gloria, visited the training center to see how the training center uses a blended learning solution that includes standard classrooms, hands-on labs, simulations, as well as computer-based and interactive courseware training to prepare Sailors and Marines to become aircraft mechanics and technicians, building fleet readiness through quality training. Epstein joined the Navy at 22, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, serving as a parachute rigger during the war. He trained at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, N.J., where he built his own tools, earned a certification to pack parachutes, and conducted parachute jumps from an airship at an elevation of 2,000 feet, using chutes that he had packed. Shortly after completing one jump, Epstein took as he describes “a second big jump that week” by marrying Gloria, his bride of 69 years. During the war, Epstein served with Torpedo Squadron 153 (VT153), packing and maintaining parachutes, life rafts, and survival vests for the aircrew that flew aboard the squadron’s TBM Avenger Torpedo Bombers.
While stationed at VT-153, Epstein served and flew with future President George H. W. Bush. After meeting with Capt. Jim Daniels, the commanding officer of NATTC, Epstein and his wife were shown the John Finn Aviation Ordnance Hangar. Instructors AO1 Class James Acoff and AO2 Class James Henderson discussed modern aviation munitions, and showed how students are taught to maintain and build ordnance, including bombs and missiles. Afterwards they visited the aircraft engine lab, where Sailors and Marines are taught how to maintain and repair fixed-wing and rotary aircraft engines. AD1 James Hile spoke about being an aviation engine mechanic and the training that students receive on the various engines currently being employed throughout naval aviation. At the center’s air department they were shown the various labs that aviation boatswain’s mates receive hands on training testing jet fuel and purification, catapults and arresting gear, and aircraft fire fighting. Following their time spent at the air department, Epstein was shown around the Parachute Rigger (PR) school by PRC Timothy Mooney. “It was an honor to meet one of the pioneers of the PR rating, and great to see that the students were excited to hear stories from World War II,” he said. During a question and answer session, Sailors and Marine PR
students had the opportunity to ask Epstein about his experiences, and the equipment he used and maintained during World War II. After speaking with the students he observed the students packing parachutes into ejection seats in the parachute rigging lab. PR1 Carlos Hunter presented Epstein with a PR school challenge coin on behalf of the PR instructors. The tour wrapped up at the air traffic control school house. While there Epstein was shown how air traffic controllers are taught to safely direct incoming and outgoing aircraft at both shore facilities and aboard ships. Epstein was impressed by the level of professionalism he was shown, and the high quality of training that the Sailors and Marines receive. “We must always be prepared and ready to defend our country. America was not prepared for war when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor,” Epstein said. To illustrate his point, he told a sea story from his early days of naval service, standing guard duty at Naval Air Station New York. “Instead of being issued a rifle, I was given a broom stick, because we didn’t have enough rifles. Meeting you Sailors and Marines and seeing the training you receive, and equipment being used convinces me completely that we are ready now.” For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit the center’s web site at https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cnatt/nattc/Default.aspx.
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March 29, 2013
Commissary to cut hours on holiday
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.
Easter schedule announced for NEX
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.
Blood donors to receive gift cards
Donors who give blood today, March 29, and tomorrow, March 30, at donor centers and participating Walmarts will receive a Walmart gift card, a wellness check and cholesterol screening. The Northwest Florida Blood Services Bloodmobile is scheduled to be at NAS Navy Exchange from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1, at the NAS Navy Air Traffic Control office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2 and at NAS Corry Station from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 3. Generally, healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. For more information, contact Betty Roberts at 572-4136 or email@example.com. You can also check the Northwest Florida Blood Services web site at www.nfbcblood.org.
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.
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Birthday celebration planned for NEX
April 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.
Evening concerts start April 4 at church
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.
Sailors invited to USS Alabama reunion Artist to offer painting classes 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.
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 positive and negative space. For more information or to sign up, contact Biggs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 776-7119.
Church to present Easter Extravaganza USS Lexington reunion announced 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.
Volunteers offer free help with taxes
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 email@example.com or 723-6082.
NMCRS 5K on track for April 5
The 2013 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Active Duty Fund Drive 5K is scheduled for 8 a.m. April 5. The race will start at the Mustin Beach Club parking lot. Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Recommended entry fee is $5 donation to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Door prizes will include two $100, two $75 and
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DFC Society plans to meet April 11
The Pensacola Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society will meet at Franco’s restaurant, 523 East Gregory Street, at 11:30 p.m. April 11. The military award of the DFC is made to aviators and crew members of all services and civilians for heroism and achievement during aerial flight. Meetings are open to members, active duty and retired, spouses, significant others and those interested. Meetings are held the second Thursday of every other month. For more information, call Joe Brewer at 4539291.
Jazz Society presenting several events
The Jazz Society of Pensacola presents regular first-Monday Jazz Jam, second-Monday “Blue Monday” and third-Monday Jazz Gumbo events. The highlight of the year will be the Pensacola JazzFest, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 6 and 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 7 in Seville Square. For more information, go to http://jazz pensacola.com/.
Ronald McDonald House offers prize
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida has several special events scheduled and teams are being formed for a Group Give. Any fundraiser who reaches $1,000 in donations will be entered in the drawing for a grand prize which includes a two-night stay in Gulf Coast vacation home, a sunset cruise on a catamaran and a $50 restaurant gift card. Entry closes at noon April 5. For more information, e-mail Susan Brady at email@example.com go to http://www.rmhcnwfl.org/RonaldMcDonaldHouse-PensacolaHome.cfm.
Beatles tribute band to play at beach
Not Quite Fab, a Beatles tribute band, will perform at 7 p.m. April 2 as part of the Bands on the Beach Summer Concert Series on Pensacola Beach. For more information on the band, go to
www.notquitefab.com. You can reach the band’s manager, David Booher, at 826-1610 or David@notquitefab.com. Information about the Bands on the Beach is available at www.visitpensacolabeach.com or by calling 1 (800) 635-4803.
Car dealer to present KlassKids event
The KlaasKids Foundation, a non-profit organization, and Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep will present a KlaasKids Print-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 at the dealership at 6171 Pensacola Blvd. A comprehensive packet of child safety tools will be provided. Marc Klaas, father of Polly Klaas and founder of KlaasKids Foundation, is scheduled to attend the event. As a service to the community Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep is underwriting this program so that there is no charge to families. For more information, call 476-9078.
Newcomers Club holding fashion show
The Newcomers Club of Greater Pensacola will be present its annual fashion show and card party, “Cruising for Fashion,” April 10 at New World Landing. Fashions will be provided by Belk. Doors will open at 8 a.m. for bridge, crazy bridge and Mexican train, and cards. The luncheon and fashion show will begin at noon with raffle baskets and door prizes. The cost is $25. For information, call Lorraine Narvesen at 9958438, or mail your check to Newcomers, Lorraine Narvesen, 5073 Brookside Drive, Pace, FL 32571. for more information, go to www.pensacola newcomers.com.
LSU alumni group dishing up crawfish
The LSU Alumni Panhandle Bayou Bengals’ 2013 Crawfish Boil is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 20 at Shoreline Park South, 800 Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze. The event will feature Cajun and Zydeco music. The special guest will be action actor Michael Papajohn. The menu will feature Cajun boiled crawfish, corn, potatoes, jambalaya and soft drinks. Cost is $25 for members, for preorders mailed to P.O. Box 1981, Pensacola, FL 32591-1981, by April 9. Cost is $30 for nonmembers at the door while the food lasts. For information, call 773-9583 or (251) 9780279. Or e-mail LSUPanhandle@hotmail.com.
SBDC lunch to focus on networking
The Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida (401 E. Chase Street, Suite 100) is presenting a Brown-Bag Lunch entitled “The Power of Networking” from noon to 1 p.m. April 3. The speaker will be Jennifer Harrison, president or Gulf Coast Premier Promotions. The seminar is free. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. For further information, or to register call 595-0063 or go to our website (www.sbdc.uwf.edu).
Program honors senior volunteers
The search is on for Florida’s outstanding senior volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead Inc., honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service. Nominations are being accepted through March 31. State winners will be selected through online voting at SalutetoSeniorService.com from April 15 to April 30. From state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national honoree. To complete a nomination form online and to view the rules, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. Nomination forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005. For more information, call 477-1947.
PMOAA scholarship grants available
The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) will be awarding scholarship grants to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty 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 or Santa Rosa counties in Florida or Baldwin County in Alabama. They must have completed one year at a college, with at GPA of at least 3.0 for undergraduates or 3.5 for graduate students for the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters as a full time student. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15 and may be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information, contact retired Navy Capt. James Frazier by phone at 484-9162 or be e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunset Run scheduled for May 11
St. John Catholic School, 325 South Navy Blvd., will present its 30th annual Sunset 5K Run at 5:30 p.m. May 11. Military commands are invited to run in formation and provide cadence along the route. There will be no registration fee for those who run as a unit. Purchase of an official race shirt is not required, but shirts are available for $10 to cover costs. For more information or to RSVP, call 456-5218.
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March 29, 2013
Winners announced in NETC’s 2012 Excellence in Safety Award; See page B2 Spotlight
April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month From Under Secretary of Defense Personnel and Readiness
his April, the Department of Defense observes the ninth annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month with the theme “We own it ... We’ll solve it ... Together.” Preventing sexual assault requires sustained vigilance and a steadfast team effort. Unprecedented senior leader commitment must be matched throughout the services with a personal commitment from every Service member to treat each other with dignity and respect. We must collectively instill a climate that does not tolerate, condone or ignore sexist behavior, sexual harassment or sexual assault. The active role of commanders, leaders and service members at every level is critical. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an excellent opportunity for every command team to engage their unit to underscore their personal commitment, discuss the importance of supporting victims and reinforce the
importance of bystander intervention to help stop unsafe behavior. The service chiefs have made it clear that commanders are responsible for the readiness of their unit and the health and welfare of their service members. Thank you in advance for your personal commitment in addressing this issue which profoundly impacts mission readiness and the health of our warfighters. If you have any questions, Major Gen. Gary S. Patton, director of the Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, and his team stand ready to assist. They can be reached at email@example.com.
‘We own it ... we’ll solve it ... together’ From U.S. Navy Rhumblines
April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and presents an opportunity for units around the world to dedicate focused attention on the importance of eliminating this crime. Sexual assault is a crime that devastates victims, undermines teamwork, threatens unit cohesiveness, and ultimately reduces fleet readiness. Awareness through education, training and leadership is vital to the success of the Navy’s prevention and response program. Sexual assault is a crime that will not be tolerated. The Navy’s “zero tolerance” sexual assault policy requires support from all
“As military professionals, we must fully understand the destructive nature of these acts (of sexual assault), lead our focused efforts to prevent them and promote positive command climates and environmerits that reinforce mutual respect, trust and confidence. Sexual assault among service members is a problem we face together, one that can only be solved together.” – The Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategic Direction to the Joint Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
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Sailors – from the deck plates to the blue tile – to successfully eliminate sexual assaults from the Navy. Sexual assault is a crime that is detrimental to readiness, retention and morale. It attacks the human dignity of our people and is inconsistent with the Navy ethos and core values. Eliminating sexual assault from our ranks is an all hands effort. The Navy is dedicated to establishing a culture and work environment that is safe and sexual assault-free. The Navy is committed to training its people to understand and recognize when a situation may lead to sexual assault. Shipmates should look out for one another and prevent harm before it occurs.
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Alcohol is associated with many sexual assault cases, as offenders often victimize and target individuals who are under the influence of alcohol. Stopping alcohol abuse in the Navy and Marine Corps will vastly impact and decrease the number of sexual assaults in the Department of the Navy. NAS Pensacola’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC) are Lillie Johnson and Maria Caceres; they can be reached at 452-5109 and 452-5328. The SARC is the person to call with program questions, to make a report or for training to become a victim advocate. To speak with one of NASP’s victim advocates, call 449-9231.
Jokes & Groaners Awful gardening jokes Gardening requires a lot of water — most of it in the form of perspiration. If you’re a gardener you might call yourself a “plant manager.” The research assistant couldn’t experiment with plants because he hadn’t botany (bought-any). What do you call a stolen yam? A hot potato. What was green and a great trick shooter? Annie Okra. Knee: a device for finding rocks in your garden. If you need five tools to solve a problem in the garden, four of them will be easy to find. Why is a farm so noisy? All the cows have horns. Why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled. A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
March 29, 2013
Winners announced in NETC’s 2012 Excellence in Safety Award By Ed Barker NETC PAO
he Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced the winners of the Fiscal Year 2012 NETC Excellence in Safety Awards March 4.
The award recognizes outstanding performance in the areas of safety and risk management in a training and education environment. “You can operate safely and not be combat ready, but you cannot be combat ready if you cannot operate safely,” said R e a r Adm. Don Q u i n n , NETC commander. “Much of what we do in the fleet is inherently dangerous. Therefore, it is critical that good safety and risk management habits be instilled during initial training. Safety is also a fundamental enabler that makes our training more
effective and better prepares Sailors for success in the fleet. Our winners have set the standard for the domain and have directly contributed to the fleet’s ability to execute our maritime strategy.” T h e N E T C domain activity excellence in safety award w a s earned by the Naval Submarine School, Groton, Conn., while the individual civilian excellence in safety award winner is Dale Rehberg, also from the Naval Submarine School. The individual excellence in safety (collateral duty) award winner is
Lt. Thomas Cathey, Naval Supply Corps School, Newport, R.I. Earning the high-risk Training Safety Officer Award is DCC(SW)
Tommy Thompson, Surface Warfare Officer School Engineering Learning Site Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. “Safety for the
Sailors we train in the NETC domain takes hard work and dedication from organizations and people who bring a mix of skills and strengths to bear to solve and mitigate risks,” said Donald J. Leavens, NETC special assistant for safety. “These awards recognize the time and effort our full-time and collateral duty members dedicate to not only their training mission, but
NETC’s safety mission of sailor protection.” The four overall winners received a certificate and trophy presented (virtually) during the NETC breakout session of the Naval Safety Center’s online P r o f e s s i o n a l D e v e l o p m e n t Conference March 4. For more information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit: https:// www.netc. navy.mil .
NHP focus on patient safety awareness ... Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) staff members participate in
a trivia game March 7 to test their medical knowledge as part of Patient Safety Awareness Week 2013. NHP joined health care facilities around the country in celebrating and recognizing patient safety from March 4-8 as part of an annual health care safety campaign led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). The purpose of the National Patient Safety Week is to promote improvements to patient safety, heighten awareness on a wide range of patient-related safety topics and to focus on problem areas in health care safety and how to solve them. The theme for this year’s Patient Safety Awareness Week was “Patient Safety 7/365: seven days of recognition, 365 days of commitment to safe care.” Photo courtesy NHP
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New physical readiness videos released By MC2 Alexandra Snyder Defense Media Activity — Navy
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (NNS) A series of instructional videos for the Navy’s physical readiness test were released on navy.mil March 21. With just weeks left before the bi-annual Physical Readiness Test (PRT), the Navy wants to remind Sailors that proper form while performing PRT exercises is an important aspect of the test. To manage a physical readiness program, the Navy utilizes OpNavInst 6110.1 (series) to support a fit, fully capable and mission-ready force. To add a visual aid for Sailors to use along with the instruction, Navy physical
readiness officials have filmed a series of videos demonstrating the proper techniques for both the curl-up and push-up PRT events that are part of the physical readiness program. The videos also show the common mistakes Sailors make while performing the exercises, and are for both Sailor and command level reference. “We’re producing these videos for the fleet because there are several inconsistencies with the way members actually perform the curl-ups and the pushups,” said Lt. Cmdr. Austin Latour, an exercise physiologist with the Navy Physical Readiness Office. “The purpose is to get this to them so they can actually see the correct
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method.” The third event, a 1.5 mile run, for which there are currently no instructional videos, can be substituted for swimming, treadmill, stationary bike and elliptical alternatives. • To view the proper way to do curl-ups, visit the following link: http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.as p?id=18233. • For proper push-up techniques, see the following video: http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.as p?id=18234. For support with sustained healthy living, the Navy also has online guides to fitness, nutrition and injury prevention available on the NPC Web site at www.public. navy.mil/bupers-npc.
MA1 Terrance Stallings, left, and DCC Morren Wilkinson, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85), motivate a Sailor during a Navywide, semi-annual physical readiness test at Fleet Activities Yokosuka. McCampbell is part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. Photo by MC3 Declan Barnes
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Members of the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association set up telescopes for one of the stargazing sessions at Pensacola Beach. Photo from Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association
Watch for starry nights ahead Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association
Spring is here and the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association is gearing up for a stellar stargazing season featuring a series of fun nights under the stars. The group plans to hold stargazing events on the following dates: • Fort Pickens gazes at the Battery Worth picnic area are planned for April 5, May 10, June 7, Aug. 2, Sept. 6 and Oct. 4. The gaze is free, but normal park entry fees of $8 will still apply. • Summer Sidewalk Stargazes at the Gulfside Performance Pavilion (Casino Beach) on Pensacola Beach are planned for April 26 and 27, May 17 and 18, June 14 and 15, Aug. 16 and 17 and Oct 11 and 12. Free parking is available in the Casino Beach parking lot, near the beach ball water tower. • Big Lagoon State Park gazes are scheduled for April 6, May 4, June 1, June 29, July 13, Aug. 24, Sept. 14 and Oct. 25. The gazes are presented in the east end parking lot. The park entrance is
on Gulf Beach Highway. The gaze is free, but normal park entry fees will apply. Members will set up telescopes and binoculars for viewing of the moon, planets and other celestial objects. Clear skies permitting, members will begin setting up their telescopes for these events just before sunset. On some occasions solar scopes will be set up for observing the sun during the later part of the day. An information table will offer free hand outs about the club, including star charts and moon maps. Members will also make recommendations about which telescopes would be best for first time buyers or give instructions in using scopes recently acquired. Further information about the astronomy club can be found at www.eaaa.net or by contacting Dr. Wayne Wooten at Pensacola State College by phone at 484-1152 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Dewey Barker at 450-7767 after 4 p.m. You can view the group’s calendar of events at http://rlwalker.gulfweb.net/astronomy/index.html.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Escape from Planet Earth” (3D), PG, 4:45 p.m.; “Jack the Giant Slayer (3D),” PG-13, 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; “Dark Skies,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Snitch,” PG-13, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
“Escape from Planet Earth” (3D), PG, noon; “Safe Haven,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Jack the Giant Slayer (3D),” PG-13, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.; “Identity Thief,” R, 9:30 p.m.; “Escape from Planet Earth” (2D), PG, 12:15 p.m.; “Snitch,” PG-13, 2:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m.; “Dark Skies,” PG-13, 7:15 p.m.; “A Good Day to Die Hard,” R, 9:15 p.m.
“Escape from Planet Earth” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Jack the Giant Slayer (3D),” PG13, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.; “Snitch,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Dark Skies,” PG-13, noon; “Side Effects,” (R), 2 p.m.; “A Good Day to Die Hard,” R, 4:30 p.m.; “Identity Thief,” R, 7 p.m.
“Jack the Giant Slayer (3D),” PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Dark Skies,” PG-13, 5:15 p.m.; “A Good Day to Die Hard,” R, 7:15 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.; “Snitch,” PG-13, 7:15 p.m.
“Escape from Planet Earth” (3D), PG, 5:15 p.m.; “Jack the Giant Slayer (3D),” PG-13, 7:15 p.m.; “Safe Haven,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Identity Thief,” 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. • Red Cross Lifeguard Certification: Classes start at 7 p.m. April 1 at Bldg. 3828 with a pretest, which costs $15. After successful completion of the pretest, candidates will begin an evening, two-week certification class April 2-14. Certification cost is $170. The next class begins April 15 and runs through April 28. MWR offers employment opportunities for certified lifeguards — salary begins at $10.50 per hour. For more information, call 452-9429. • 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, beaches, cruises and more. For information, call 452-6354. • 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. • 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.
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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live, 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.
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 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: How is anger affecting you or your relationships? This workshop illustrates the differences between anger, assertiveness, stress and aggression. You will also learn general skills and practical techniques for managing anger. Class includes two sessions. Next sessions are 10 a.m. to noon May 7 and May 14. For details, call 452-5609. • Stress management: Stress can damage you health, both physically and mentally. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive,
happier and healthier. This class explores different stress management tips and techniques to managing stress. Classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on first and third Thursday of each month. For details, call 452-5990. • Improving relationship without talking about it: Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You’ll even learn how to fight ... fairly. Class is two, two-hour sessions; call 452-5609 to register. • Positive Parenting: Being an effective parent is one of the most rewarding tasks in life and one of the most challenging. Classes provide a practical approach to raising happy, respectful, self-reliant, healthy, confident, cooperative, and responsible children. Six weeks of classes. Call 452-5609 to register. • Suicide awareness and prevention: Suicide has become a growing problem in the military. This class will acquaint you with the facts on suicide in the military; explore myths, warning signs, risks factors, intervention techniques and what not to do when confronted with a potential suicide situation. This is a General Military Training (GMT) facilitate by each command; however, if there is a special request, call 452-9022 to schedule training.
Worship schedule Look for a list of special holiday services, page 1A. 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.
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Leather G-1 B-1 Navy flight jacket, original 1944 pattern, government issued, mouton collar, new cuffs and waistband, no squadron Merchandise patches, size Articles for sale 42, great soft condition. 497Rocker/recline $150. r La-Z Boy, 9780 women’s size “Harbor Town” K o l c r a f t model, light Travelin’ Tot burgundy. View f o l d i n g on La-Z Boy p l a y p e n , website. $180. bassinet and 944-8920 mattress, zippered Thermoelectric storage/carry wine cooler, in bag, 30” x 40” wooden cabinet x 30”, like new on legs, 12+ bottle capacity. condition, very $50. VG condition, clean. $100. 497-9780 497-9780
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John Deere Rider, runs and cuts great, first $300. 2211830 or 434 5398
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92 Cadillac D e v i l l e 138,000 miles, runs great AC works, no rust $3,500, 4568766
S e a g u l l Coastline series S6 Dreadnought QI acousticelectric guitar, slightly used, excellent condition w/hard case, $ 3 4 9 . Burswood classical guitar, new/never used w/gig bag, $ 1 2 5 . randy.hughdam email@example.com
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