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Vol. 80, No. 13

CTW-6 Reserve Component changes command From staff reports

Command of NAS Pensacola’s Training Air Wing Six (CTW-6) Reserve Component changed hands March 24 in a ceremony held in the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NASP. Cmdr. Justin E. Dugger was relieved by Cmdr. Brian S. Anderton. Dugger’s next assignment will be as Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) in Mississippi.

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New commanding officer takes over at NASP (NETC), praised Hoskins for his leadership and welcomed Martin to the team. Calling NASP “a city within a city,” White said

By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Naval Air Station Pensacola welcomed a new commanding officer March 24 at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Capt. Christopher T. Martin stepped up to take the helm as the 57th commanding officer of NASP. Bowing out was Capt. Keith W. Hoskins, who led the base through many high-profile events during his three-year tenure. More than 500 guests, including family, friends, civic officials and military and civilian personnel, crowded into the Blue Angel Atrium for the formal ceremony that was punctuated by applause, laughter and a few tears. NASP Executive Officer Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez served as master of ceremonies and Command Chaplain Cmdr.

Capt. Christopher T. Martin

(Above) Service members line the rails and guests fill seats at the March 24 change of command at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NASP. Photo by Ens. James Griffin (Right) NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin addresses the assembly. Photo by Mike O’Connor For more photos see page A4

Todd Orren delivered the invocation.

As the guest speaker, Rear Adm. Michael White,

commander, Naval Education Training Command

Hoskins had been a great “Navy Mayor.” He listed a number of outstanding accomplishments and awards NASP has received while Hoskins has been in See NASP on page 2

CNRSE CMC: Happy 123rd birthday, chiefs 1994. When he put on his anchors, he admits he didn’t feel ready for the responsibilities of a chief petty As the 123rd birthday of the officer. chief petty officer (CPO) takes “It was something I place today (April 1), Navy Redidn’t think I was ready gion Southeast’s CMDCM to do, just because my (SS/AW) Michael Jackson retime-in-service was flected on the role of the Chief’s only eight years,” JackMess. son said. “Being adCMDCM(SS/AW) Jackson reported to Recruit vanced to the rank of chief petty Michael Jackson Training Command Great officer is a big deal because of Lakes in December 1984 from his hometown the enormous responsibility placed upon you. of Columbia, S.C. He began his career as a But I’ve always had the consistency of the machinist’s mate on submarines in 1986 and CPO creed. And the great thing about the was selected for CPO nearly 22 years ago in creed is that it is just as applicable today as it

By MC1(SW/AW/EXW) Stacy D. Laseter, Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs Cmdr. Brian S. Anderton

Anderton is a native of Marietta, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University, where he earned his bachelor of mechanical engineering degree in 1995. He reported to initial flight training at NASP and continued to NAS Whiting Field and NAS Corpus Christi. Anderton was winged a naval aviator in February 1998. He then reported to Patrol Squadron 30 at NAS Jacksonville for initial training in the P-3C Orion. His first assignment was with the “War Eagles” of Patrol Squadron 16 (VP-16) at NAS Jacksonville. While attached to VP-16, he held billets

Cmdr. Justin E. Dugger

of flight operations scheduler, readiness officer and NATOPS officer/instructor pilot. With VP-16, Anderton deployed to Sigonella, Sicily in support of various operations involved See CTW-6 on page 2

was when it was presented to me in September 1994.” During that time when he was first selected, Jackson looked up to two chiefs whom he thought of as mentors. The first was an old-school crusty type who was tough and knew his job like the back of his hand. The other was slightly less technically skilled, but more empathetic and with better people skills. Jackson said he knew he wanted to be a mix of the two. “When I was looking at whom I measured myself against, those were the two whom I wanted to emulate. I always said to myself, See CPOs on page 2

Women’s History Month celebration held at NASP From NATTC Public Affairs

More than 400 service members and civilian employees attended a twohour Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC)-sponsored Women’s History Month celebration March 29 in the Chevalier Hall Charles E. Taylor Hangar aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The celebration, a NATTC Diversity Council function designed to showcase the National Women’s History Project’s 2016 National Women’s History Month theme of “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government,” featured presentations from NATTC Executive Officer Cmdr. Scott Sherman and guest speaker Dr. Lusharon Wiley as well as a question-and-answer session and presentation

Manpower, Personnel, Taining & Education (MPT&E) FLTCM(AW/SW) April Beldo speaks to a crowd of 400 students and civilian employees at the Women’s History Month celebration March 29. Photo by Ens. James A. Griffin

from Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) FLTCM(AW/SW) April D. Beldo. Beldo spoke for nearly 10 minutes to the largely

student crowd, explaining the importance of the changes she’s seen during her U.S. Navy career. “Things have changed. In my 30-plus years I have seen change in the Navy

and one of the things I’ve noticed as part of our organization is that we’re ahead of society when it comes to changing and being more accepting to the diversity of an organization and including everyone’s ideas, their vision and their background.” Beldo cited several examples of women in the U.S. Navy who affected significant change, citing accounts of heroism on battlefields, strides in innovation and technology as well as assuming responsibilities in what were previously male occupations and roles. “Don’t tell me it cannot be done,” she told the audience. “Because there are some trailblazers making it possible for you and I to do whatever we set our minds to. They didn’t allow anyone or anything to stand in their way. Let’s make it our personal mission that their

efforts not be in vain.” Wiley, the associate dean of students and the director of Inclusion Services and Programs at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, spoke on the various contributions women have made in local and national arenas. NATTC Executive Officer Cmdr. Scott Sharp, also a guest speaker at the event, said the Women’s History Month celebration is important for the hundreds of students present. “Here at NATTC we have an awesome diverse staff,” he said. “We come from all walks of life, all backgrounds. Twentythree percent of our student population is female so we have to have awesome female instructors in order to mentor those young women. The staff that we have here is the See History on page 2

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command, most notably being selected for the Commander, Navy Installations Command Installation Excellence Award for 2015. “What a privilege it is to be here today to celebrate the leadership and impact of Capt. Keith Hoskins on each of us here in Pensacola,” he said. “We thank you and your family for your service. We wish you all the best, and hope our paths will cross often.” White, who served with Martin in the Forward Deployed Naval Forces, pointed out that the decision to select him as NASP’s next commander was not made lightly. “You bring a wealth of knowledge and background from many assignments throughout the fleet,” he said. White said Martin is passionate about the Navy and about taking care of Sailors, an attribute that will be integral to his role at NASP. “I am confident in your exemplary leadership abilities and dedication to preserving the integrity of our Navy and our Sailors,” White said. “We are glad to have you leading the NAS Pensacola team.” Martin complimented Hoskins on the phenomenal job he did as the CO of NAS Pensacola. “I know that I have huge shoes to fill,” he said. He said was committed to working with all of the tenant commands and contractors to ensure a seamless transition. “This installation is a very special place and we have been given the huge responsibility to ensure that it remains the premier installation for the U.S. Navy now and in the distant future,” he said. “I ask that you uphold the core values and tenants of naval service and never forget about those who went before us. Lean forward in your thoughts and ideas, look for new ways to do things more efficiently, treat everyone with dignity and respect, and ensure we are doing everything within our area of responsibility to ensure that we are supporting the fleet, the fighter and the family.” Prior to this assignment, Martin was a military faculty member in the leadership and warfighting department at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. A native of Tennessee, he enlisted in the Navy in 1984 as an aviation electronics technician, and was selected for a fleet NROTC scholarship. He was commissioned as an ensign in 1992, was designated as a naval aviator in 1995 and served with several E-2C “Hawkeye” squadrons. He educational degrees include a bachelor’s in aviation management from Auburn University and a master’s in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He participated in combat operations in support of Operation Southern Watch and Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Arabian Gulf. Hoskins, who is retiring after 27 years of naval service including three seasons with the Blue Angels, said he has fond memories of his three years as the CO at NASP. He said his success at NASP was due in a large part to the strong team in place. He listed key department heads by name, and he also thanked past and present members of his command triad for their contributions. “I am so proud of your collective achievements,” he said. “It has been fantastic to watch my team do some amazing things over the years. So, thank you very much for all of your support.” During a retirement ceremony that followed the change of command, Hoskins was recognized with a number of awards and special tributes including a video presentation featuring comments from U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, Adm. William E. Gortney and Rear Adm. Dwight D. Shepard. In his final remarks, Hoskins reflected on the highlights of his career, expressed his gratitude to his wife, Lori, and other family members for all of support they gave him during his career and shared some special stories from his personal life. Hoskins said he plans to stay in the Pensacola area and hopes to continue serving the community.

Vol. 80, No. 13

NMCRS annual fund drive extended From CID Public Affairs

Sailors and Marines in Northwest Florida have two more weeks to participate in the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) active-duty fund drive. The drive, originally scheduled to run until March 31, has been extended to April 15. “We wanted to give commands and volunteers more time to make 100 percent personal contact goals with all Navy and Marine Corps personnel assigned to the area,” said Lt. Cmdr. Charles Mayfield, NMCRS 2016 fund drive regional coordinator. “We were see-

ing a significant effort as command key person volunteers were making their final push and giving them a little more time will help them achieve our 100 percent contact goal. The extension will particularly help out the larger training commands dealing with class schedules and scheduling issues.” The NMCRS raises funds for programs and support services through repayment of interest-free loans, proceeds from thrift shops, the reserve fund, and most of all, contributions. In

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‘When I grow up, I want to be like them.’ ” His emulations may have helped. Jackson’s career has brought him through five sea tours and six shore tours, including as the current Commander, Navy Region Southeast CMC. He said he is constantly learning and looking for ways to improve, and he shares his advice on how to develop as Sailors and mentors. “The best piece of advice I can give you is to be humble,” he said. “It may sound cliché, but it’s the truth. Understand the concept of servant leadership, which is serving your Sailors; that applies directly to your

role as a chief petty officer and how influential you can be. The next thing is to get comfortable with being uncomfortable; every great leader always looks for way to improve.” When Jackson thinks about the CPO birthday now, he reflects on the differences and preparedness new chiefs have that he didn’t when he was selected nearly 22 years ago. “A chief of today is much better suited to enter the chief’s mess and lead to their potential than I was when I made chief,” Jackson said. “Back then, in my personal opinion, I didn’t learn anything close to what the first classes are learning today. I’m almost jealous of the chief-select today because they receive year-round train-

tion assistance, health education and post-combat support, child budgeting, disaster relief, emergency travel funding, and access to thrift shops. By using a workforce composed mostly of volunteers, most contributions go back to service members and their families. This year’s drive has also included a sold-out golf tournament and a half marathon and 5K. For more information on the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and to participate in the Northwest Florida active-duty fund drive, visit http://nmcrsfunddrive.org/pensacola.

ing in a continuing leadership pipeline. When I got pinned, we were expected to be ready and to be ‘the chief,’ but my generation was behind the power curve in terms of preparing Sailors. There wasn’t a lot of formal training.” Despite the lack of formal training in the beginning, his leadership experience has helped to shape who he is and helped him get to his current duty station at Navy Region Southeast, where he is charged with leading more than 100,000 Sailors and civilians throughout the region. “I want people to understand how privileged we are to be able to lead at this level, because I don’t take that for granted any day,” Jackson said. Vietnam vets remembered at NAS Pensacola ... Barrancas National Cemetery hosted a March 29 commemoration event, which included a wreath laying ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, at Shelter A. The Vet Center staff gave special lapel pins to veterans who served on active duty from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975. The event was planned as part of a national salute to Vietnam War veterans. Photo by Ens. James A. Griffin

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in the Balkans including BosniaHerzegovina and Kosovo. Other deployments included Keflavik, Iceland; and Sigonella, Sicily, along with numerous NATO and multinational exercises. In October 2002, Anderton reported to Training Squadron 10 (VT-10) at NASP as a primary and intermediate flight instructor, where he served as first lieutenant, flight operations officer and flight commander. Anderton was hand-selected to serve at Training Air

Wing Six as the T-6A Texan II program manager and the primary NATOPS evaluator for the United States Navy’s T-6A Texan II program. In October 2005, Anderton was selected for a reserve instructor billet with Training Squadron Four (VT-4) Squadron Augment Unit (SAU) upon leaving active duty service. Anderton served in various department head roles as NATOPS officer, standardization officer, operations officer and executive officer. In December 2011, Anderton assumed command of the VT-10 SAU

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best in the fleet and it’s an honor to work with them on a daily basis.” Event organizer ACCS Jacqueline Williams said the event was extraordinarily successful, and hoped the presentations were able to impress on both the men and women in attendance – most of who have been in the Navy less than six months – the importance of diversity as they begin their Navy careers. “These dynamic speakers (Beldo, Wiley and Sherman)

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

the 2015 drive, the Northwest Florida region collected a total of $372,328. “The drive is all about helping to educate activeduty members about the society’s programs,” said Mayfield. “This year’s campaign theme of ‘By our own – For our own’ is very fitting as the drive and NMCRS programs directly benefit Sailors, Marines and their families.” The NMCRS offers a range of programs beyond emergency loans, including financial counseling, educa-

The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,

at NASP and subsequently was awarded the Training Air Wing Six SAU of the Year for 2012 and 2013. In March of 2016, Anderton graduated from The United States Naval War College in Newport, R.I., with a master of arts in national security and strategic studies. Anderton has flown more than 3,300 flight hours in the P-3C, T-34C and T-6A. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal as well as various campaign and unit awards.

are all experts with years of experience and leadership in their respective areas,” she said. “Their views on the changing roles of women in the military, women in the Navy, and women in public service are something from which each and every one of these young Sailors can learn and appreciate.” In the United States, Women’s History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women's Day in 1911. Since 1988, U.S. presidents have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month.

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Recalling the life of a military child By Deja Fisher Military dependent columnist


he front door opened and the sound of my mother’s combat boots hitting the hallway floor got louder as she neared my room. My mother entering the house without saying, “Sweet pea, I’m home,” was rather unusual, so I assumed I was in some sort of trouble. I mentally prepared myself to be scolded for not washing the dishes as soon as I got home from school. As I looked up to greet my mother – now standing at my bedroom door – she said to me, “We’re moving to Japan.” There was a tense moment of silence, during which I just stared at her, and then warm tears began to stream down my face. I slowly stood up and walked to my bedroom door which, for the first time in my life, I closed in my mother’s face. And, for the first time in my life, she did not scold me for my attitude.

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What was I going to do? In that moment my entire life was flipped upside down. Leave Gulfport, Miss.? That was insanity! Did she expect me to just be excited about having to leave behind my family, my friends and my boyfriend? Ridiculous! I walked out of my room and headed straight to my mother’s room, I was ready to tell her off and inform her that I was not going anywhere. Especially not to some foreign country right before my freshman year of high school. As I got closer to her room I heard her speaking on the phone with someone: “Yeah, I just told her about my orders to Japan,” my mother said. “I feel horrible. I know she does-

About the columnist A 20-year Navy dependent, Deja Fisher, is a junior at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in communications. Her blog (www. dejasvu.com) was recently launched and is a site where readers can follow her and her independent writings. n’t want to move and I understand why but there’s nothing I can do. I tried to pick a duty station that wouldn’t require us to

move but the only way for me to not have to leave her and go on the ship is to take overseas orders.” I stopped and just stood there, staring at her door. Not once had I considered her feelings. Not once had I thought to myself that she probably spent that entire day stressing over thinking of a way to tell me that we both had to prepare for a big move to a country neither of us had ever been to. All I thought about was how much I resented her for not trying hard enough to keep us in Gulfport. She was not trying to ruin my life, she was only trying to keep us together. What a jerk I had been. While she finished her phone call, I sat on the couch in the living room waiting for her to come out of her room so that we could talk. She exited her room and came over to sit on the recliner across from me. “Mom, it’s OK.” I said. “I apologize for how I reacted earlier and I’ll begin preparing myself for the move. A new place may be exciting.”



Peak season: You can make moving easy by planning ahead From Personal Property Office

Summer is the peak moving season, and it is highly recommended you start your move process as soon as you receive new orders. Requested pick up dates must be at least three weeks out. This time frame can change during the peak moving season. All moves are initiated by the service member online at www.move.mil, which is a component of the Defense Personal Property System (DPS). First time users must obtain an Electronic Transportation Acquisition (ETA) login identification (ID) and password by logging on to www.move.mil. After registering, enter your customer information and submit your shipment request to your local Personal Property Office (PPO NAS Pensacola). The final step is to print your DD1299 and DD1797; bring or email them, along with your orders, to the NASP office at 121 Cuddihy St., Bldg. 680, Suite C (e-mail hhg_pensacola@navy.mil). For more information on how to register or complete a move online, contact the Personal Property Office by phone at 452-4654 or by email at hhg_pensacola@navy.mil.

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Change of command at NAS Pensacola


ommand of Naval Air Station Pensacola changed hands March 24 as Capt. Christopher Martin relieved Capt. Keith Hoskins in a ceremony held in the National Naval Aviation Museum.


Capt. Christopher Martin (center) salutes guest speaker Rear Adm. Michael White after assuming command of Naval Air Station Pensacola from Capt. Keith Hoskins (left). Photo by Mike O’Connor

Service members line the rails and guests fill seats as the change of command gets under way at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Photo by Mike O’Connor.

During the change of command ceremony, Martin reads his orders to the audience as (left-right) Hoskins, White and Command Chaplain Cmdr. Todd Orren stand at attention. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Hoskins pauses his speech to hand over “the CO’s Blackberry” to new NASP CO Martin. Photo by Janet Thomas

Hoskins and Martin prepare to cut the first slice of cake at the reception. Familes of the men, base officials and media attended. Photo by Ens. James Griffin

Hoskins accepts a symbolic flag of service from Cmdr. Dan Heidt at the Old Glory Flag Ceremony. Photo by Ens. James Griffin



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Naval EOD school gets SMART Story by Naval Education and Training Command PAO


he Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NavScolEOD) graduated its latest group of EOD technicians March 4, and these students had a SMART advantage. The Scalable Mobile Applications and Ready Training (SMART) initiative is a pilot training modernization effort at the school. The SMART project was submitted and vetted through the Secretary of the Navy’s Task Force Innovation (TFI) in 2015. “The entire team at NavScolEOD has embraced and executed a vision to improve learning through e-technology synchronization with the classroom; providing 24/7 mobile access to study materials for students inside and outside the classroom, and providing instructors automated tools to gather and assess student performance,” said Capt. Jim Beene, Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving, commanding officer. “The SMART initiative has cultivated a strong and productive organizational change which is directly aligned with ‘Ready Relevant Learning.’ ” Through TFI’s funding support, NavScolEOD developed relevant instructional content and has issued eTablets to 100 percent of its students for the majority of the EOD course. This allows students to study after hours using practical technologies, including prototype quiz applications, references, and a wide scope of instructional how-to videos that were developed by NavScolEOD. “This after-hours augmentation to traditional brick and mortar schoolhouse methods has solidified SMART’s value and gained momentum for future evaluation, sustainment, and innovation,” said EODCM Michael Lentz, NavScolEOD’s Training Technology Development (TTD) lead. “I think in the back of everyone’s minds they all knew it was the right way to go, that we were behind the times like so many, and despite many uncertainties, we charged forward.”

EOD2 Ryan Fritsch instructs U.S. Army and Marine Corps students Feb. 29 at the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NavScolEOD) in the most current procedures for the location, identification, recovery and disposal of conventional surface and underwater ordnance. The course is broken down into 10 separate training divisions: CORE, demolition, tools and methods, biological and chemical, ground ordnance, air ordnance, improvised explosive devices, nuclear ordnance, WMD and underwater. For Army, Air Force and Marine Corps students the school consists of 143 academic training days and for Navy students 200 academic training days. Photo by EODCM Michael Lentz

Using SMART, students reported being more prepared for tests. The eTablets provide students a selfpaced study and academic remediation tool after hours that reinforce the enabling objectives in all testable areas and skills such as detection, identification, render safe, and disposal of conventional, chemical biological, nuclear, improvised explosive devices (C-IED), and other explosive hazards. “Having the tablet at our fingertips, particularly the videos, helps us retain information, and reinforce information that we learned during the week, especially on the weekends,” said Ens. Tyler Mulloy, a student at NavScolEOD. With technical support from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, NavScolEOD is repurposing a portion of its tablets as eGradebooks (EGBs) for instructors. EGBs are electronic grade sheets that automate and standardize test grading throughout the school. “This will increase the ability to analyze student performance commonalities over time and allow for in-

structions to be easily adjusted,” said EODCS Bert Marley. “This supports consolidation of test administration materials, greater grading efficiencies, and dependable metrics analysis to target weak areas.” The SMART pilot is scheduled to run through October 2016. “Although we need more run time for greater statistical significance, we’ve seen fewer test failures and higher graduation rates through the school. I am proud of our joint team and amazed at the progress Sailors can make when provided the resources and reinforcement to innovate,” said Capt. Charles Andrews, NavScolEOD commanding officer. NavScolEOD, located on Eglin Air Force Base, provides high-risk, specialized, basic and advanced EOD training to U.S. and 97 partner nation military and selected U.S. government personnel each year. For additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website: https://www.netc.navy.mil.


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SAAPM begins at NAS Whiting Field By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) is going to see an abundance of teal over the next several weeks as the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) team promotes their annual Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month campaign (SAAPM). The SAAPM program is one part of the SAPR team’s efforts to promote and foster a Navy that is respectful toward everyone and intolerant of sexual assault. Throughout April, Dora Ford, the installation’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, will emphasize the message – “Eliminate Sexual Assaults. Know your part. Do your part!” “SAAPM is an in-your-face month. We will be posting messages all over the base. From ribbons on the trees, to yard signs, posters, table tents, activities and more; we will have displays everywhere,” Ford said. “There won’t be a command, squadron or agency that doesn’t participate in some fashion.” Ford has set up April as a month to keep people involved. She desires to do more than just inform. Ford wants to keep people active in the process. “It is important that we not only raise awareness of the issue, but we need to engage them in

the process. Just like in a real life event, knowing that you can intervene isn’t enough. You have to be willing to act. Well, we don’t want people to sit on the sidelines during April. We want them to take action and be a part of the program,” Ford stated. Her plan is to present a series of events for NAS Whiting Field team members to attend and participate in the activities. These events include a 5K obstacle course, a Segway race, a tug of war competition, a cookout, a bowling tournament, a coffee social and more. However, that is only part of the process. Ford is instituting a “We’re Against Sexual Assault – Are You?” social media plan to encourage participants to take photographs of themselves and post to the NAS Whiting Field Facebook page to prove they are engaged. Photographs and comments should be posted to www.facebook. They com/naswhitingfield/. have even created a public serv-

ice announcement that is on the NAS Whiting Field Facebook page. The emphasis on taking action is a primary point that is necessary to drive home if the Navy ever wants to stop sexual assaults. Intervention truly is the key. The Secretary of the Navy’s office coined a new slogan, “Stepping Up and Stepping In,” to stress the importance of action. Although great strides have been made in the past few years, according to Ford, sexual assault is still a problem in the military. “The SAPR team emphasizes; it is our job, everybody’s job, to protect the vulnerable, not to take advantage of them,” she stressed. In addition to the activities, other SAAPM events and campaigns throughout April will include: “It’s Time” – a chance to take photographs with a clock to emphasize the SAPR Day of Action; Denim Day – a day to wear denim to show solidarity with

victims of sexual assault; the Awareness Tree – a tree filled with teal ribbons; Teal Tuesdays; information booths; “Sidewalk Talk;” and more. In all, she has planned more than 20 activities or programs to support the SAAPM goals. “The support from the base, the training wing, MWR and everyone else has been tremendous,” Ford said. “Everyone is so willing to support the program’s goals. It makes the SAAPM program so effective when everybody gets on board.” As people attend the various events one concept they will quickly realize is that the SAPR program is not about being the “sex police” as Ford puts it. The idea is to promote an environment of mutual respect and healthy relationships. Consent is the difference between sex and sexual assault. So how do you know if you have consent? Talk to your partner. The absence of “no” is not consent. Only an informed, sober, freely given, on-

going, enthusiastic “yes” is consent. If there is any question, or either partner is not 100 percent on board then they should not engage in any sexual acts. “Communication is the key,” Ford states. “If you can’t have an upfront conversation with the other person about sex, then should you really be having sex with them?” Anyone can be a victim of sexual assault. The SAPR team is here to support all victims and inform them of all the options available. The team wants the victims to know they have rights and it is their job to stand up and advocate for those rights. Sexual assault reports can be completely anonymous and confidential and the team encourages any affected party, victim or witnessing bystander to step forward and report a sexual crime. The goal is to support victims, raise awareness through education, and to prevent Marines and Sailors from becoming victims.

‘With You All the Way’ tour comes to local schools By Lt.j.g. Andrew Bertucci NASWF Public Affairs Staff

The Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), United Services Organization (USO), and the Trevor Romain Company are teaming up to support military children in the local area through their educational “With You All the Way!” tour. The tour is coming to local schools during the month of May to assist military kids and their classmates in becoming happier, healthier, and more confident. The NASWF School Liaison Office is helping coordinate the tour and will address the unique challenges of military life facing military children.

Since 2010, the With You All the Way! tour has visited more than 100,000 military children in more than 13 countries developing valuable strategies for both military children and families facing the challenge of military life, and also sharing an important message emphasizing the caring for one another. The mission of the tour is to deliver proven strategies to prepare every military child for the unique challenges they face, so that they can positively impact themselves, their families, and their communities. “This program is really good for the entire school community. ... (it’s) an encouraging event to make sure the military kids feel welcomed, secure, and that they

celebrate the fact their parents are serving in the military,” Christopher Hendrix, NASWF school liaison officer, said. The With You All the Way! tour has primarily centered on children in the third through fifth grades in the past. This new program focuses on kindergarten through second grade children. It has the same theme and message but has been restructured to appeal to the younger audience. To help speak to the younger children the Trevor Romain Company hired Julie Frost, a professional singer and actress who starred as Nemo in Disney’s “Finding Nemo the Musical.” The tour is coming to local schools during the first two weeks of May. The

schools and dates are as follows: May 2 – Holley-Navarre Primary School. May 3 – Plugh Elementary School and Florosa Elementary School. May 4 – Pea Ridge Elementary School. May 5 – West Navarre Primary School. May 9 – Berryhill Elementary School. May 10 – Pensacola Blue Angel Elementary and Myrtle Grove Elementary. May 11 – Hellen Caro Elem and Pleasant Grove Elementary. May 12 – S.S. Dixon Primary School. For more information about the tour visit their website at http://www.comfortcrew.org/withyoutour.html or contact Hendrix at (850) 665-6105.




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New training available for couples The NAS Pensacola chaplain’s office is offering the new Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 8.0 training designed to teach couples communication skills and ground rules for handling conflict; it also promotes intimacy. A training session is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today, April 1, at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. It is open to any active duty member and spouse or fiancée. Civilian DoD employees and retired military are also welcome. For more information, call 452-2093, or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

VA offering relationship workshop

The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System and the program coordinator is offering a Warrior to Soul Mate (W2SM) workshop April 2-3 in Pensacola. W2SM is a Veterans Administration educational program (supported by the PAIRS Curriculum) that provides hope and renewal to relationships impacted by military service, deployments and war. It provides a safe and healing environment for veterans, reservists and National Guard to renew and reconnect with their significant other. In a W2SM workshop participants learn tools and skills that are proven to strengthen and restore the communication and bonding so essential to a healthy relationship. Advance registration required. The workshop is primarily for veterans, reservists and National Guard, however, active duty are welcome as space allows. To register or for more information, call Chaplain Jo Kirkendall at (228) 523-5730.

Association offers scholarships The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be awarding scholarship grants to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of activeduty 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, and must have completed a minimum of one year at a college/university, with at least a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) if an undergraduate or 3.5 GPA if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters (fall of 2015 and spring of 2016) as a full time student. Applications must be submitted no later than 15 June, and can be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact retired Navy Cmdr. Vann Milheim by phone at 969-9715 or by e-mail at vann.milheim@att.net.

training events to develop a sense of pride, patriotism, courage and self-reliance. The program is open to both military and non-military affiliated youths. For more information, go to www.seacadets.org or contact Luis Sepulveda at asiso@yahoo.com.

Reunion planned for underage veterans LSU alumni event features crawfish

The annual reunion of the Veterans of Underage Military Service (VUMS) is scheduled for April 1821 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. If you are interested in attended the reunion or want more information about the organization, contact Al Brandon, VUMS Southeast regional commander, at 542-7595.

Antarctic explorers scheduled to meet

Members of the Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet at noon April 2 at Rico Mexican restaurant, 830 North Navy Blvd. No guest speaker is scheduled, but a show-andtell session is planned. All members, family, or interested parties who have been to Antarctica or who may have an interest in Antarctica are welcome. For more information, call 456-3556.

USO schedules employment workshop USO Northwest Florida and Hire Heroes USA are presenting a Transition 360 Alliance Workshop featuring resume building, navigation of online search tools such as LinkedIn, interview skills, strategic planning for employment and goal setting. The workshop is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5-6 in the second floor conference room at the Pensacola International Airport, 2430 Airport Drive. The USO and Hire Heroes USA began partnering in 2010 and since then they have collectively helped more than 5,000 service members benefit from career development resources. For more information, go to www.uso.org/transition360 or www.uso.org/northwestflorida.

Transition job fair to be April 15

The NASP Fleet and Family Service Center has scheduled a Transition Assistance GPS Program Job Fair for 9 a.m. to noon April 15 at the NASP Gateway Inn Conference Center, Bldg. 3249. Employers scheduled to participate include Aerotek Aviation, Century Correctional Institution, City of Pensacola, Florida Fish and Wildlife, Gulf Power, Troops to Teachers, VT Aerospace Mobile and UTAS United Technology Aerospace Systems. For more information, call 452-4369 or 452-5620 or e-mail NASP_TAMP@navy.mil.

April 8 event to focus on safety, health

Pensacola Naval Aviation School’s Command (NASC) and the Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC) has scheduled the Spring Health and Safety Fair for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8 at the NATTC Aviation Support Hangar, Bldg. 3460. Topics include driving and boating safety, hurricane preparedness, free health screenings and other more health and safety education information. For more information, contact the NASC Safety Officer at 452-4577.

Enrollment open for NASP cadet units

Interested youths can enroll in NAS Pensacola’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (13-18 years old) and U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps (10-14 years old). The unit meets one weekend per month throughout the year. Cadets participate in civic activities and

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The Panhandle Bayou Bengals, LSU Alumni Chapter-Pensacola, will present its annual Crawfish Boil from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 23 at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze. Crawfish will be served at 2:30 p.m. The menu will include Cajun boiled crawfish, corn, potatoes, Cajun sausage, hot dogs and drinks. Raffles, auctions, LSU merchandise sales and music will round out the day’s activities. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non members while tickets last. Deadline to preorder tickets is April 13. Net proceeds are used to fund a scholarship endowment fund. For more information, contact John Spurny at 733-9583 or 449-1342. You can also sent an e-mail to lsupanhandle@hotmail.com.

Autism ride scheduled for April 9 April Nicole’s 11th annual Autism Ride is scheduled for April 9. The 35-mile escorted ride starts at 9 a.m. and departs at 11 a.m. at Ollie’s Neighborhood Grill, 6181 Highway 90 in Milton and ends at American Legion Post 340, 8890 Ashland Ave. Cost is $15 per bike and $5 per passenger. The first 200 to register will receive pins. For more information, call 324-0295 or 232-6724.

Registration open for Gator March 5K

The Escambia High School Band has announced it is time to start registering for the Gator March. The 5K run/walk is scheduled for April 23 at Big Lagoon State Park. The course covers 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles, in a loop on park property. The finish line will be at the Governor’s Pavilion. The race will begin at 7 a.m. The entry fee is $25 and includes one-day admission to the park. A T-shirt is guaranteed to those who register by April 11. Participants may register at Active.com, or by bringing a registration form to the Escambia High band room, 1310 North 65th Ave. T-shirt and packet pick-up will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 22 at the Escambia High band room or from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. on race day at the Governor’s Pavilion at the park. During the event Escambia High band members play at various spots along the course. For more information, contact Linda Lewis at 293-2822 or ehsgatormarch@yahoo.com.

March of Dimes event announced

The March for Babies is scheduled for April 23 at Maritime Park. Interested walkers and donors can visit marchforbabies.org/event/pensacola to sign up, start a team, or donate. For more information about March for Babies, contact Dannon Byrd, Community Director at 4627756 or dbyrd@marchofdimes.org.

CREDO enrichment retreat planned

A Marriage Enrichment Retreat is being offered in Pensacola April 22-24 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The retreat can assist married couples in developing and strengthening a healthy marriage. Active-duty and family members are eligible for retreats (including reservists in an active status).

Marriage and family retreat participant couples must be legally married when registering. The retreat starts at 7 p.m. Friday and ends around noon Sunday at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. The retreat is free. All lodging and meal expenses are paid. Transportation is not provided. For more information or to register, contact the NAS Pensacola Chapel at 452-2093 or e-mail tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Coin club scheduled to meet April 21

Members of the Pensacola Coin Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 21 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. A coin and currency presentation is planned and a coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.

Book-signing to be held at library

Pensacola author Art Giberson will be signing copies of his latest work, “Veterans Memorial Park Wall South” 6 p.m. April 11 at the Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway. A retired Navy chief petty officer, Giberson made two deployments to Vietnam as a Navy combat photographer and is one of the originators of Pensacola’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial. His other pictorial history books include “The Blue Ghost,” “Eyes of the Fleet” and “Freedom’s First Responders.” For more information, call 453-7780.

Blue Wahoos returning to Pensacola

Fans are invited to welcome the Pensacola Blue Wahoos players and coaches home from spring training at 7 p.m. April 3 at Pensacola International Airport. Parking in the public lot will be free if you say you are there for the Blue Wahoo event. An open practice is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon April 6 at Blue Wahoos Stadium before the team travels to open the 2016 season against the Mississippi Braves. The first game of the 2016 regular season at Blue Wahoos Stadium is scheduled for April 12 against the Jacksonville Suns. Blue Wahoos season tickets, mini plan packages and single game tickets are available at the stadium or by calling 934-8444. For more information, go to bluewahoos.com.

Workshop on business records planned

The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida is presenting a workshop, “Record Keeping in Small Business,” consisting of four sessions from 9 a.m. to noon April 5, April 7, April 12 and April 14 at 9999 University Parkway. During the workshop series, attendees will learn how to keep records, develop financial statements, asset depreciation schedules, understand tax records and plan for business continuity. Attendance fee for all four sessions is $55 for the public and free for students and employees of the UWF. Attendees are asked to bring a calculator. Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 4742528 go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “Training Opportunities.”

Expert on stress research to speak

Former NASA Director of Life Sciences Dr. Joan Vernikos is scheduled to give a lecture, “Gravity is our Friend: Health & Aging,” at 6 p.m. April 6 at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, 40 South Alcaniz St. Vernikos is an expert in stress research and healthy aging. She pioneered research on how living in a microgravity environment adversely affected the health of astronauts. Her research led her to believe there were many similarities between the effects of microgravity on the physiology of astronauts living in space, and the aging process here on Earth. In 1998 she was instrumental in John Glenn’s return to space at the age of 77. Vernikos has published a series of books including “The G-Connection: Harness Gravity and Reverse Aging,” “Stress Fitness for Seniors,” and “Sitting Kills, Moving Heals.” Seating is limited. Admission is free but pre-registration is recommended. For more information, go to www.ihmc.us/life/evening_lectures/pensacolalecture-series/ or call 202-4462.

Military loved ones gather monthly People who love and support someone in the military are invited to attend the Military Loved Ones luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. The gathering offers an opportunity for military spouses and other loved ones to network. Activeduty or retired are welcome. There is no charge to attend, but participants pay for their own lunch orders. For more information, contact Susan Lewis at 723-8593 or at susanlewisbooks@yahoo.com.

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8th Air Force commander graduates newest class of CSOs; See page B2 Spotlight


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CNO has announced five initiatives to drive sexual assaults to zero From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs


ASHINGTON (NNS) – A line of effort in the recently released “Design to Maintain Maritime Superiority” is to strengthen our Navy team which is composed of active and reserve Sailors, Navy civilians and families. In January, Chief of Naval Adm. John Operations Richardson announced a new set of sexual assault prevention and response initiatives to lower the obstacles to reporting, provide added support to survivors, and prevent re-victimization. During the announcement, Richardson told reporters an important element of this effort is to eliminate self-inflicted destructive behavior, sexual assault being among the most egregious. He went on to say sexual harassment and sexual assault have absolutely no place in the U.S. Navy and are contrary to its core values. “Eliminating sexual assault requires more than words, zero-tolerance requires an all-hands effort,” said Richardson. Here are the five initiatives CNO announced to help “end the scourge of sexual assault” in our Navy: 1. A shipmate is not a “bystander.” If you see something wrong, do something right. It is every Sailor’s responsibility to “step up and step in” to help their shipmate when they observe or become aware of undesired and destructive behavior. In 2015, Navy adopted a new training

approach, shifting from traditional lecture-style training to a more dynamic program called “Chart the Course.” Chart the Course moves beyond the “bystander” approach and combines scenario-based videos with facilitator-led discussions to achieve an interactive learning experience. The training provides insight on what to do when faced with challenging situations. 2. Establish counselors within the Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) as a resource for victim support. Building on the success we have experienced with deployed resiliency counselors on “big decks,” there are potential gains if we are able to replicate the counseling and support provided under the Navy Family Advocacy Program for Sailors impacted by sexual assault. In addition to enhanced care, we expect the availability of these counselors to provide an opportunity to go after the social and structural barriers to male victim reporting. These counselors will provide opportunities to collaborate with local civilian facilities and counselors to ensure we are using every available measure to support our survivors. We are currently deter-

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‘Can I Kiss You’ to deliver Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) message at NASP April 22 ... “Can I Kiss You?” is one of the most sought-after training sessions focused on reducing sexual assault in the military. Each year, this training is delivered hundreds of times to more than 30,000 audience members/participants. “Can I Kiss You?” is coming to NAS Pensacola and NASP Corry Station in two presentations April 22 at NATTC’S Charles Taylor Hangar (1 p.m.) and at NASP Corry Station’s track (4 p.m.). (Above) Date Safe Project presenter Mike Domitrz, left, works with “Taylor” and “Chris” during a presentation of “Can I Kiss You?” at NAS Pensacola’s Naval Aviation Schools Command auditorium in April 2015. For more, visit http://www.date safeproject.org. Photo by Mike O’Connor

mining how to pilot this concept to get a better assessment. 3. Improve our personnel management practices and procedures, following a sexual assault experience, to ensure our Sailors are put in the best position possible to succeed. This includes examining our present detailing practices so to preclude administrative or management decisions and actions that unintentionally result in the Sailor reliving the sexual assault experience. In addition to the expedited transfer program, this could also include honoring a survivor’s request for an expedited discharge,

should they desire to leave the Navy. 4. Continue our efforts to educate our Sailors and reduce alcohol abuse in the Navy, particularly binge drinking. The data clearly reflects that alcohol abuse is a factor in most of the Navy’s sexual assault cases. We need to ensure that our accountability processes and options, administrative and otherwise, provide the tools we need to effectively deal with incidents where alcohol abuse has been established. 5. Better utilize technology to remove cultural barriers and stigma associated with

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reporting a sexual assault or seeking advice and counsel. We are currently exploring a number of computer applications piloted at universities. We expect to be able to begin introducing a “Navy version” within the year. The CNO concluded his discussion by thanking Congress for the focus, attention, and assistance they have provided on this issue and the commitment to eliminate sexual assault. “I want to continue to confront this scourge in our workforce. Until we go to zero we can never be satisfied,” Richardson said.

NAS Pensacola SAAPM events for April Throughout the month of April, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month (SAAPM), NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center will be hosting a series of events designed to promote education and awareness. • Teal Tuesdays: Show support by wearing the color teal, the color for sexual assault awareness. • Tuesdays and Thursdays a table will be staffed at NATTC Galley,10 a.m.-noon, with educational materials. Victim Advocates will be available to answer questions. • “Can I Kiss You?,” an interactive audience event, will be presented twice April 22: at NATTC’S Charles Taylor Hangar (1 p.m.) and at NASP Corry Station’s track (4 p.m.). • International Denim Day is April 27. Plan on wearing denim to show support and solidarity for assault victims. • The Amazing SAPR Race takes place April 29. For more information, call 452-5990.




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8th Air Force commander graduates newest CSO class Story, photo by Capt. Meghan O’Rourke USAF AETC 479 FTG/PAO


ajor Gen. Richard M. Clark, Eighth Air Force commander, visited NAS Pensacola recently for an overview of the 479th Flying Training Group (FTG) and the undergraduate combat systems officer (CSO) training program. Eighth Air Force is one of two active-duty numbered air forces in Air Force Global Strike Command. As commander, Clark is responsible for more than16,000 Airmen and 162 bomber aircraft. The majority of his aircraft have CSOs who are responsible for weapon’s employment, a key piece of the strategic deterrence mission. During his visit, Clark toured

the 479th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) and the 451st Flying Training Squadron (FTS), two units critical in developing CSO students during the advanced phase of undergraduate combat systems officer training (UCT). During this phase, CSOs learn tactics in low-level navigation and dropping missiles, both skills instrumental to the Eighth Air Force’s success.

Major Gen. Richard Clark, Eighth Air Force commander, was guest speaker for the graduation of UCT Class 16-06.

After touring the squadrons, Clark attended the soft-winging ceremony for UCT class 16-06. The soft-winging ceremony occurs the evening prior to the class graduation and allows graduates

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to honor an instructor who was critical to their success during training. Concluding his tour of NAS Pensacola, Clark presided over UCT Class 16-06’s graduation as their guest speaker. In addition to presenting each graduate with their first set of CSO wings, Clark bestowed advice to everyone in attendance. “There are three phases of making something happen; the ‘Say It’ phase, the ‘Do It’ phase, and the ‘Own It’ phase,” Clark stated. “The ‘Say It’ phase is easy – you just have to tell everyone what you’re going to do. You accomplished this phase the day you said ‘I’m going to become a CSO.’ ” Clark continued, “The ‘Do It’ phase is more difficult. You need to start doing the actions which will let the world know just how much you mean it. You all have

just completed that phase. UCT is over and now is the time to move on to the hardest phase.” “The ‘Own It’ phase is the trickiest. Obstacles will arise in your path trying to keep you from success. Threats, people and a countless amount of other obstacles will get in your way, but you’re going to have to persevere and overcome,” Clark said. “The people in attendance today supporting you, your family, friends and instructors, all require you to master this ‘Own It’ phase. Don’t disappoint them.” As Clark headed to his aircraft, he acknowledged that “NAS Pensacola and the 479th FTG is bigger and better than even I expected. You all are doing outstanding work here.” For more information on combat system officer training, visit www. Facebook. com/ 479FTG.



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Sacred Heart joins program to offer care to veterans From Sacred Heart Health System


acred Heart Health System has announced a partnership to provide care through the Veterans Choice Program, giving veterans the choice to receive care at Sacred Heart locations throughout the region. As part of Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare system and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Sacred Heart joins Ascension facilities in 23 other states and the District of Columbia in sustaining and improving the health of individuals and communities by serving as an official provider of veterans care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Qualified U.S. veterans who face wait times in excess of 30 days at the VA or have to travel farther than 40

miles from their home can receive care from Sacred Heart doctors at 50 sites between Gulf Shores, Ala. and Apalachicola. “No population is more vulnerable and more deserving of our compassion and support than our nation’s veterans,” said Susan Davis, president and CEO of Sacred Heart Health System. “The men and women in our community who have sacrificed so much for us deserve access to high quality health care. Working together, we have every confi-

dence that our Veterans Choice publicprivate partnership will advance care for our military veterans.” The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 established funding to pay for healthcare services provided to veterans by private healthcare providers. Through the partnership, Sacred Heart physicians and other caregivers are authorized to provide primary care, inpatient and outpatient specialty care, and mental health for eligible veterans outside of VA. Ascension has established a contractual agreement with TriWest Healthcare Alliance, a federal contractor to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Tri-

West is designated by VA to implement the Veterans Choice Program and provide eligible veterans access to care in their community when the local VA facility cannot readily provide care. Nearly 9 million veterans received the Veterans Choice Card and use of the card is strictly voluntary. Veterans who qualify for VA healthcare can continue to receive care at a VA medical facility of their choice as they have in the past. The program will end when the allocated funds of $10 billion are used or no later than Aug.7, 2017. Veterans can determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program at www.va.gov/opa/choiceact/ or by calling: 1 (866) 606-8198. For more information about the Veterans Choice Program go to www. ascension.org/veterans.


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More than 20 acts are scheduled to perform at the 33rd annual Pensacola JazzFest, a three-day musical celebration in Seville Square. The event is presented by Jazz Pensacola, formerly known as the Jazz Society of Pensacola. Festivities begin with performances from Student Jazz Competition finalists at 7 p.m. today, April 1. JazzFest hours are 11:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 2 and 11:30 to 8 p.m. April 3. Admission to the competition and JazzFest is free. The festival serves as Jazz Pensacola’s annual gift to the community and is made possible through support of jazz fans, ACE grants and sponsorships. It offers a full lineup of live jazz music performances, arts and

crafts exhibits, local food vendors and lots of fun for the whole family. Every year, the JazzFest features noteworthy some of the best talent from around the region, and this year is no exception. Performers on the schedule include Jacksonville native perTerry cussionist/bandleader “Doc” Handy and his group; multi-talented pianist/keyboardist Gino Rosaria and his band Groove Symphony; returning eclectic band, the Guffman Trio; and saxophonist Joe Occhipinti, who showcases big band flair. Jazz enthusiasts will not be disappointed. Also scheduled to perform are local favorites Roman Street, Jones and Company, the Greg Lyon Band featuring vocalist Kathy Lyon, and the Village Brass Band will play New Orleans style jazz.

The playground area will feature children’s activities and games. A special Jazz Jam for Kids will take place at 2 p.m. each day with complimentary harmonicas and kazoos to introduce them to the joy of making music. An arts and crafts showcase will feature fine art, handmade items, clothing, jewelry and more. Savor delicious fare from a variety of vendors. Current and past JazzFest posters, merchandise and CDs by performing artists will be available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, as there will be limited seating available. JazzFest is a smokefree event. For more information and to see a full schedule of events and music, visit www.jazz pensacola.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Zootopia” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Zootopia” (2D), PG, 7:30 p.m.; “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “London Has Fallen,” R, 8 p.m.


“Zootopia” (3D), PG, noon; “Gods of Egypt” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Deadpool,” R, 5 p.m.; “Race,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Eddie the Eagle,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Zootopia” (2D), PG, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; “London Has Fallen,” R, 8 p.m.


“Zootopia” (3D), PG, noon; “The Witch,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Risen,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Zootopia” (2D), PG, 3:30 p.m.; “London Has Fallen,” R, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.


“Zootopia” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Deadpool,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Zoolander 2,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “How to be Single,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Zootopia” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Gods of Egypt” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Risen,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Deadpool,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“The Witch,” R, 5 p.m.; “Eddie the Eagle,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “London Has Fallen,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Zootopia” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Gods of Egypt” (2D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “London Has Fallen,” R, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Youth Sports: Soccer, baseball, and Tball registrations are being accepted from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the NASP Youth Center. Open to all dependents ages 4-14 of active-duty, retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists. $50 registration fee per child includes uniform and trophy. For more information, call 452-3810. • Coaches needed: The Youth Sports office needs two soccer coaches and two baseball coaches • Movies on the to get season Lawn: Free family kicked off. For inmovies will be shown formation on how every second and you can be infourth Saturday from volved, contact the April 23 to Aug. 13 at NAS Youth Sports dusk in front of the office at 452-3810 Portside Gym, Bldg. or 293-0547 627. “The Good Di• Little Yogis nosaur,” rated PG, is Yoga classes: 5 scheduled for April 23. p.m. April 5 and Prizes will be given to April 7 at Radford children in honor of the Fitness Center; 5 Month of the Military p.m. April 19 at Child. There also will be Family Fitness free popcorn. Bring Center. Part of a your lawn chair, blancelebration for kets and coolers. In Month of the Milicase of rain, the movies tary Child. For will be canceled. For more information, more information, call call 452-9845. 452-2372. • Learn to sail: Classes begin in April at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Beginner classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16. Cost is $35. Intermediate classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 and April 23. Cost is $40. For information or to make reservations, call 281-5489. • Month of the Military Child Storytime: 3 p.m. April 13, NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634. Event is for children ages 3 and older. Fleet and Family Support Center will have representatives on hand to provide information about services for military families. For more information, call 452-4362. • Jump-A-Thon: 10:30 a.m. April 9, Family Fitness Center. Jump rope as long as you can. Three divisions for ages 6-15. For more information, call 452-6004. • Navy Child Development Home Program: Would you like to earn $7,000 to $48,000 a year working from home? Become a Child Development Home Provider. Attend the free orientation class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25-29. For more information, call 572-5026 or 281-5368. • Scavenger Hunt and Nature Walk: 10 a.m. April 23, Family Fitness Center. The family event is being held in honor of Earth Day and the Month of the Military Child. For more information, call 452-6004.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.





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Worship schedule

If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the 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 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.

April 22 - Aug 28

Fleet and Family Support Center • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • 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://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Stress Management Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, every first and third Thursday (April 7 and April 21). Learn stress management and relaxation techniques. For more information or to register, call 452-5990. • FFSC Transition GPS Program Job Fair: 9 a.m. to noon April 15, NASP Gateway Inn Conference Center, Bldg. 3249. For more information, call 4524369 or 452-5620 or e-mail NASP_TAMP@Navy.mil. • 2016 Teen Job Fair Prep and Resume Workshop: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 28 or May 7, NASP Corry Station Youth Center, Bldg. 4118. Register early, only 30 seats available. Open to dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD or contract employees. For more information, call 452-5609 or e-mail

Sheila.Mcneely@navy.mil. • 2016 Teen Job Fair: 9 a.m. to noon May 7 and May 14, NASP Corry Station Youth Center, Bldg. 4118. To be considered for positions offered by the MWR Teen Summer Program, applicants must be: 15 to 18 year old dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD or contract employees; be enrolled in high school at time of application; attend one of the 2016 teen job fairs to obtain and application; and submit application with three signed letters of recommendations to NAF Personnel Office, Bldg. 3249 by May 16. For more information on the program, call 452-3386 or 4524681. • U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs e-benefits workshop: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 20. A resource guide to all online veteran’s benefits. Open to all military veterans and military family members. To register or for more information, call 452-5990.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs help delivering meals to homebound elderly throughout Escambia County. Flexible schedules. For information, go

to www.coawfla.org. TheNASPCommunityOutreach office tracks volunteer hours.Reporthourstoreceive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_comm_ outreach@Navy.mil.

April 22 - July 16

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2/1 duplex: $650/month, plus security deposit. Newly tiled throughout except bedrooms, screened-in backporch. No smoking, no pets. 850-9820727 (No calls after 10pm or before 8am).

Room available in 3BR/2Bath house. Looking for a female roommate. Avail April 1st, $550/mo/dep. Total incl all expenses. $35 appl fee. Located off Saufley Pines Rd. Contact Alexandra 850-206-8815.

18’Searay 190HP ski wakeboard boat, fish finder, Bimini, Stereo, rodholders, $7800, Corry Autorama. 850458-0759.

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