NAS Pensacola Spring Job Fair ... Attention, job-seekers: The NAS Pensacola Spring Job Fair will take place today, April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (600 Moffett Rd.) Employers and partner service agencies include Air Evac Lifeteam, Baptist Healthcare, Complete Florida, ECUA, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department Of Corrections, Kelly Services, New Horizons, Raytheon, Southern Company, Teacher Ready, U.S. Customs And Border Protection, Vet Center, Veterans Upward Bound and others. The Job Fair is open to active-duty, spouses/dependents, retirees, reservists, DoD civilians and contractors. For more information, call 452-7788.
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Proclamation signing marks the beginning of monthlong SAAPM events
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) under way at Naval Air Station Pensacola From NAS Pensacola Public Affairs
The Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola commanding officer joined other NAS Pensacola commanding officers in signing a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) proclamation April 1 onboard the air station. The ceremony included NAS Pensacola-area military leadership signing proclamations for display in each command and Kinsella tying a teal ribbon – the Department of Defense’s (DoD) symbol for Sexual Assault Awareness and Response (SAPR) – around the air station’s flagpole. Kinsella opened the brief ceremony with remarks, stressing the importance of the occasion to the attending commanding officers, service members and civilians. “Having all the senior leadership here on the base is an indication on how important (Sexual Assault Prevention and Response) is to us as leaders and members of the United States Armed Forces,” he said. “We all have a solemn and inherent duty to protect the
people that work with us and for us, because when it comes down to it, we are a family. We can only defeat sexual assault by looking out for each other every day.” The Department of Defense (DoD)-established theme of “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission,” a concept designed to promote solidarity within the U.S. Armed Forces, is underscored by the Navy’s “Make the Commitment” call to action, encouraging service members to commit to promoting a culture intolerant of sexual assault. The event coincided with other Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) bases holding similar ceremonies, according to NAS Pensacola Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) Lillie Johnson, who emphasized the 2019 This year’s DoD theme is “Protecting our people protects our mission. Make a commitment.” “It’s so important for us to make the commitment to focus on prevention to stop the culture of sexual assault in the military,” she said. “Having all the area commanding offi-
(Left to right) ABE3 Alexander Hogan and Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) Lillie Johnson affix a teal ribbon to the NAS Pensacola headquarters building flagpole during the air station’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) proclamation signing ceremony April 1. During the ceremony, commanding officers from organizations onboard NAS Pensacola and surrounding areas gathered to sign proclamations reaffirming their command’s engagement toward ending sexual assault. Photo by Mike O’Connor For more on SAAPM, see page “Life” page B1
cers present shows the unity on NAS Pensacola.” NAS Pensacola has supported SAAPM with a variety of
events during April, including information tables at highly trafficked areas and Teal Tuesdays when civilian personnel
onboard NAS Pensacola are encouraged to wear teal each See SAAPM on page 2
Spain’s tall ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano visits Pensacola
From NAS Pensacola Public Affairs
Happy 126th birthday, CPOs ... Chief Petty
Officers (CPO) assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, NCC Luis Diaz and OSC Reginald Nero, observe morning colors April 1 onboard the air station in celebration of the 126th birthday of the Chief Petty Officer. See page A2 for the CPO group photo. Photo by Mike O’Connor
The Spanish Royal Navy training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano docked at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola’s ship pier facility, Allegheny Pier, March 31. The ship’s visit to Pensacola is part of the vessel’s world cruise celebrating the 500th anniversary of Juan de Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan’s historic circumnavigation of the earth. The ship’s last visit to Pensacola was in 2015. “We’re are excited and honored to have this historic vessel visit Pensacola and pull pierside to Naval Air Station Pensacola,” NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr. said. “This air station has deep ties to the Spanish military, including the construction of Ft. San Carlos de Austria in 1698 and Ft. San Carlos de Barrancas in 1797. This magnificent ship is a reminder of our shared maritime and military heritage and it is our privilege to welcome them here as a partner nation in present and future endeavors.” The ship was open for tours during its six-day stay, with service members and Pensacola-area community members visiting the vessel during posted hours. Juan Sebastian de Elcano Commanding Officer Capt. Ignacio Paz Garcia said Pensacola has been a favorite port visit for the training ship, evidenced by the vessel’s eight previous visits to the city. “The previous reports from port visits highlighted how the crewmembers and midshipmen enjoyed this port,” he said. “This was because
Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr. greets Spanish Royal Navy training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano Commanding Officer Capt. Ignacio Paz Garcia upon the ship’s arrival aboard NAS Pensacola March 31. Juan Sebastian de Elcano’s visit to Pensacola is part of the vessel’s world cruise celebrating the 500th anniversary of Juan de Elcano and Ferdinand Magellan’s historic circumnavigation of the Earth. Photo By Greg Mitchell
of the amazing and outstanding welcome and support from the people of Pensacola. We are delighted to have the opportunity to enjoy this city.” The Juan Sebastian de Elcano, named after the Spanish explorer and captain of Magellan’s last exploratory fleet which set sail in 1519, is See Elcano on page 2
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Navy survey to address privatized housing issues From NAS Pensacola Public Affairs
As a result of recent concerns of sub-standard privatized housing conditions across the military branches, Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson has directed an “out of cycle” housing survey be given to all Sailors currently living in the housing. The intent of the survey, which will be conducted from April 2 to 30 by an independent third party, is to determine residents’ overall satisfaction with privatized housing, to include health and safety concerns. What makes the survey unique is that it is being conducted on behalf of the Navy, which is different than past annual surveys that were con-
ducted on behalf of the five companies that provide Navy privatized housing. Sailors through the survey will also be able to note their likes and dislikes with privatized housing, concerns they may have regarding their homes, community and services provided by the privatized housing management companies as well as overall satisfaction. All Sailors living in privatized housing are strongly encouraged to participate in the survey. They will receive a letter, which will provide information on how to access the survey, from CEL & Associates, Inc., which is an independent third party that will conduct and manage the survey.
In light of issues recently raised by service members and families, the Navy has also conducted town hall meetings and “walk throughs” where residents volunteer to have leadership check out their houses. In addition, the Navy is working with housing partners to ensure maintenance and repairs are conducted and other issues are addressed. The Navy is also conducting a survey April 2 to June 20 for Sailors living in unaccompanied housing. A survey for Sailors and families living in government-owned or government-leased housing was launched March 19 and runs through June 6. For more information, call 456-3120.
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cruise, with stops in Cuba, Portugal, Poland and Germany scheduled later this year. NAS Pensacola, referred to as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” is designed to support operational and training missions of tenant commands, including Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), Marine Aviation Training Support Groups (MATSG) 21 and 23 and is the headquarters for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC).
SAAPM from page 1 Tuesday in April to help spread awareness. SAAPM events scheduled this year including a Naval Hospital (NH) Pensacola and Center for Information Warfare Training (CWIT) 5K at NAS Pensacola Corry Station April 5; a “Chalk the Walk” interactive art displays at locations onboard NAS Pensacola April 12; the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC)-sponsored Amazing SAPR (Sexual Assault Prevention and Response) Race April 26; and multiple showings of the Just Joking edutainment event by Pure Praxis. Johnson added that in addition to the devastating impact on an individual, a sexual assault can severely impact a unit’s readiness to perform its mission. She also said that sexual assault is defined as intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent, and can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim. Victims of sexual assault have two reporting options – unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted cases are reported through the chain of command, while restricted reports are made confidentially and allow victims to get help without reporting it through their chain of command or law enforcement. Anyone in immediate danger should call 911. To report a sexual assault, call the toll-free DoD Safe Helpline at (877) 995-5247, the Naval Air Station Pensacola Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) at 4525109/9017 or your command SAPR victim advocate. Johnson added that more information is available on the official Navy website on SAAPM: http://www.sapr.mil/index.php/saapm. NAS Pensacola, referred to as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” is designed to support operational and training missions of tenant commands, including Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), Marine Aviation Training Support Groups (MATSG) 21 and 23 and is the headquarters for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC).
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a 113-meter, four-masted topsail vessel, which has travelled more than 2 million nautical miles since its construction in 1927. The 91-year-old ship serves as a training vessel for future officers of the Spanish Navy. The 70 Midshipmen from the 421st Naval Cadre and the 151st Marines Cadre learn celestial navigation, meteorology and amphibious operations and naval security during the six-month training voyage. Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Sailors stand at attention at the Juan Sebastian de Elair station’s Allegheny Pier to welcome the Spanish Royal Navy train- cano has visited Puerto Rico, Colombia and ing ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano’s visit to Pensacola March 31. Mexico during its current Photo by Greg Mitchell
Happy 126th birthday CPOs, continued ... Chief Petty Officers (CPO) assigned to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola area pause for a group photo in celebration of the 126th birthday of the Chief Petty Officer. Photo by Mike O’Connor
Limited Duty Officer recruitment April 25 ... Limited Duty Officer (LDO)/ Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Recruitment Brief Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC) Indoctrination Room, Room 1226, in the Mega Building (230 Chevalier Field), Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. The Limited Duty Officer (LDO)/Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Community Managers and Detailing Team will be in Pensacola on Thursday, April 25, 2019, to provide briefs to interested and potential LDO/CWO applicants. All enlisted Sailors are invited and encouraged to attend the LDO/CWO Recruitment Brief at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Additionally, all Pensacola area LDO/CWOs are invited to attend the LDO/CWO Community Retention and Career Management brief at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. LDO and CWO are two separate programs that provide the Navy with officer technical managers and technical specialists who exercise leadership in key positions throughout the service. Combined, these two communities make up more than 11 percent of the officer corps. Both programs provide the opportunity for outstanding senior enlisted personnel to compete for a commission. Currently a college degree is not required to apply; however, a more educated force and a recognition of the professional benefits of education will certainly make a college degree required for future promotion. Additional LDO/CWO program information can be found on the Navy Personnel Command website under the Officer Community Managers (OCM) Active OCM tab, https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/officer/communitymanagers/active/ldo_cwo/Pages/default.aspx
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What a difference two decades make By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
n 1998, our son, Hayden, was diagnosed with “atypical autism.” After recovering from the shock, my husband and I inundated ourselves with information, desperate to provide our three-year-old boy with whatever might help him lead a relatively normal life. We embarked on a home therapy program called “Floortime,” a type of play therapy developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, in which the a primary caregiver, often a parent, follows the child’s lead while opening and closing “circles of communication.” The thought was that Floortime helped children who hadn’t met necessary milestones for socialemotional growth which affected their ability to relate and communicate. A few civilian friends I knew with autistic children were paying for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, which rewards positive behaviors during task oriented sessions conducted 20 to 40 hours per week by trained ABA therapists. Back then, most
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About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat a nd p ot a t o e s of l i fe.c o m .
insurance companies did not cover autism therapies which were considered “experimental” or “not medical in nature.” At that time, I didn’t know any military families who could afford ABA. Although I believed that Floortime would be more effective than ABA for Hayden, I also had no choice but to pick the therapy that I could do myself. ABA was done by paid professionals, so it was out of the question. But Hayden’s doctor also prescribed physical, occupational and speech therapies, as well as special diets, evaluation by a nutritionist, and regular doctor’s appointments. Like other insurance carriers, TRICARE did not recognize autism as a coverable diagnosis, but offered a small
financial supplement for certain individual symptoms that significantly impaired the “activities of daily living” through its Program For Persons With Disabilities (PFPWD), now known as Extended Care Health Option (ECHO). Hayden’s autism profile included a speech disorder and motor planning delays which qualified, so we received a small stipend each month to pay part of the speech and occupational
therapy bills. As for the rest of Hayden’s autism symptoms, we were financially on our own. We paid for expensive liquid nutritional supplements since Hayden’s sensory imbalances made him reject many food textures and tastes. We paid for expensive mail order flours and consultations with a specialized nutritionist when Hayden’s doctor ordered a gluten-free, casein-free diet. (Gluten-free foods were not prevalent like they are today.) After applying the money received from our monthly PFPWD stipend, we paid the thrice-weekly speech and occupational therapy bills. We paid to see a developmental psychiatrist once or twice a year to the tune of $500 a pop, and a psychologist who trained us in Floortime at $250 per session. But like many parents of children with autism spectrum disorder who desperately hoped for progress, we were more than willing to go into debt if we thought it would help our son. And go into debt we did. In a big way. As a Brookings Institute fellow astutely observed in 2008, “Many military families choose to pay for medically prescribed autism treatment themselves, to the extent possible, and incur significant debt. This unduly burdens already stressed families, which often have one parent deployed
abroad these days.” By age nine, Hayden had made so much progress, his autism diagnosis was downgraded to “regulatory disorder,” and although he still struggled with social delays and sensory processing, he no longer needed intensive therapies. Ironically, at the very same time there was a movement to reform autism insurance coverage in the US. Although TRICARE considered ABA therapy to be “educational rather than medically necessary,” it began allowing families to use the monthly ECHO supplement to go toward limited ABA costs. Then in 2007, US states began passing laws requiring insurers to cover autism. And finally, in July 2014, TRICARE began fully covering ABA and other autism treatments through its Autism Care Demonstration program which will remain in effect through December 2023. Although TRICARE still considers its program to be “experimental,” it has been forced to change its policies toward autism significantly. When Hayden needed treatment, autism wasn’t recognized as a coverable diagnosis. Two decades later, 48 states have mandated autism coverage. The system is certainly not perfect, but it’s come a long way, baby.
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Rating Modernization: Navy Credentialing (COOL) By Rear Adm. John Nowell Director of Military Personnel, Plans and Policies
ating modernization is the future of growing the workforce in the Navy. In August, we released NAVADMIN 196/18 that provided an update on those four lines of effort and this is the fifth of a total of five blog posts that talk about the updates to rating modernization. We also have a series of six rating modernization podcasts that mirror the blogs we will be sharing with you. Want a quick overview of COOL? Watch the 60-second video here: https://www. navy.mil/ah_online/ftrStory. asp?issue=3&id=106331. Want to get the Navy COOL app? Look for it on the Google Play store or iTunes. Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online is a credentialingassistance program for Sailors and DoD civilians to obtain licenses and certifications to validate their knowledge and experience and open doors to new opportunities in the Navy and in the civilian community. This is important because obtaining credentials – certifications and licenses – shows that you meet certain professional and technical standards of many civilian jobs. The Navy has made credentials part of its workforce professionalization, so getting certified can help you in your Navy career while you
are still in service. Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online currently funds more than 2,700 certificates/ licenses with opportunities for Sailors in every rating. Navy COOL recently reduced the minimum service remaining on a Sailor’s enlistment contract to earn credentials from 12 to six months, and expanded opportunity for Sailors to earn credentials mapped to an academic degree, on/off-duty training, Navy Reservist’s civilian occupation or many technical education certificates. Additionally, there are more opportunities for Sailors to maximize their Navy training and qualifications toward attainment of U.S. Coast Guard licenses, to include funding the Transportation Worker Identification Card. These opportunities are highlighted in a dedicated “USCG National Maritime Center (NMC) Credentialing” tab for ratings with applicable USCG license alignment on the Navy COOL website.
Educational tools and applications available to Sailors for download include final multiple score (FMS), credentialing opportunities online (Navy COOL), Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture, and Navy College Program. Graphic by MC3 Brittany N. Tobin
Sailors will be able to convert their military training records, billet assignment history and other credentialing data to a compatible civilian resume by the end of Fiscal Year 2019. Using those standardized data, Sailors can easily research information on civilian and federal occupations mapped to their ratings. So, how do you get a credential? To get COOL, take these easy steps: • Find and select related credentials. Select credentials and determine your eligibility by using the “find” feature and “checking your eligibility” feature at: https://www.cool.navy.
mil/usn. • Complete voucher and apply. Complete the voucher request for the exam or maintenance fee. • Get credential. Navy COOL is not a credentialing organization. Contact the credentialing organization or test vendor to schedule and take the exam. Report results to Navy COOL. Once you have taken the appropriate exam or have met requirements for re-certification, you are ready to report your results to COOL and other agencies. For questions, contact Navy COOL via the website’s online feedback form or live
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CNIC works to build more ready, resilient Navy families By Tim McGough Fleet and Family Support Program Public Affairs
Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is making strides to help forge Navy families into being more ready and resilient than ever before. As the central advocate for Navy families, CNIC is committed to fulfilling requirements laid out by the Chief of Naval Operations’ Navy Family Framework, which describes the role Navy families play in mission success, the responsibilities that the Navy has for families, and outlines organizational goals to enhance the mutual support between the Navy and its families. “When the Navy family’s needs are taken care of, the Sailor can focus on the mission,” Shauna Turner, director of
CNIC’s Navy Family Support Program said. “The Family Support Program portfolio collectively provide programs that ensure Sailors and families are mission ready and resilient, which increases the deployability, assignability and lethality of the force.” One of the first steps CNIC’s Fleet and Family Support Program has taken in response to the priorities outlined by the CNO is a spouse engagement study, which asked for feedback from Navy spouses and leadership and CNIC headquarters staff regarding programs and services administered through Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC). “We conducted an online survey, held face-to-face focus groups, and finally we completed our study with online focus groups,” Turner said. “This study gave us the insight on what we needed to do to improve our program and to
better connect with and inform our Navy families.” As a result of feedback received through the study and in response to the CNO’s Navy Family Framework, CNIC also established a governance board with other Navy commands and non-federal agencies to seek out opportunities for program improvements. The primary working group members include Dana Richardson, spouse of Chief of Naval Operations; Dr. Barbara Burke, Navy ombudsman-at-large; Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith; with Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, commander, Navy Installations Command and chair of the board. Three sub-working groups were established within the board to focus on the key issues identified from the spouse study – awareness, perception, accessibility and training.
The study revealed that a number of Navy spouses are uninformed of FFSC services. Turner explained that through continued communication, Navy spouses will become more aware, engaged, and hopefully the stigma associated with seeking help can be eliminated. “Many Navy spouses as well as commands who are aware of our programs and services view them as primarily reactive, rather than proactive,” Turner said. “We want them to know that the Fleet and Family Support Center should be their first choice, not their last resort.” CNIC’s Fleet and Family Support Programs are offered at 81 locations worldwide, with 58 of those Fleet and Family Support Centers offering a full selection of programs and services. Onboard NAS Pensacola: 151 Ellyson Avenue, Bldg. 625, phone: 452-5990 and 1 (877) 471-7240 (FFSC Hotline).
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Navy mentors challenge students at 2019 Regional SeaPerch Competition
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Mechanical Engineers Brian Toole (front) and Jacob Cornman help students untangle their remotely operated vehicles and reset the courses. Photo by Anthony Powers
By Daniel Broadstreet Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) scientists and engineers partnered with academia March 8 and challenged students to a regional SeaPerch competition at the University of West Florida. Students at this year’s event prepared their remotely operated vehicles (ROV) to compete by navigating through an obstacle and a challenge course. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and Embry-Riddle University the SeaPerch program provides students with kits equipped with all essential parts to build an underwater robot. “Basically, it’s an underwater ROV built out of PVC pipes, Direct Current motors and a control box,” said Kinsey Taylor, NSWC PCD electrical engineer and SeaPerch course designer. Dan Flisek, NSWC PCD physicist
and technical director for the competition said SeaPerch challenges and regional competitions help provide students with a hands-on approach while learning the STEM disciplines. “Kids learn better with a hands-on activity like these competitions. SeaPerch is particularly applicable for employees at NSWC PCD because many of the skills that students learn while building the vehicles, are the same skills our scientists and engineers use to build underwater vehicles. This program helps get kids interested in robotics and engineering, which will hopefully put them on the path to becoming future NSWC employees,” Flisek said. “It’s like long-range recruiting.” The Office of Naval Research’s SeaPerch web site reports that STEM programs such as SeaPerch are of national concern. “The U.S. has fallen from 3rd to 17th in the world in the number of college graduates in engineering programs. In
the U.S., only 5 percent of science degrees are awarded in engineering, as compared with 50 percent in China. If not addressed, the expected shortage of skilled workers could decrease the U.S.’s global competitiveness and may result in a lack of expertise in missioncritical areas.” According to Halie Cameron, NSWC PCD mechanical engineer and SeaPerch judge, Navy STEM career professionals are partnering with local-area teachers to help mentor and pique students’ STEM-related interests at almost every stage of their education. “We’re volunteering time after work at local-area schools to support as many STEM-related clubs as possible, from elementary to junior high to the high school level as well,” Cameron said. Cameron said support for STEM events like SeaPerch were important for multiple reasons. “Events like SeaPerch encourage
young people to think critically, work in teams, and it opens their eyes to some exciting real-world applications of engineering helping to widen the pool of candidates as future Navy STEM career professionals,” Cameron said. “NSWC PCD needs to be a part of nurturing these bright minds because not only are they potential next-generation warfare center employees, but they are the future of our nation’s innovation.” NSWC PCD STEM Outreach Program Manager Paige George said personally mentoring students was key to academic success. “Providing students with face to face contact with Navy scientists and engineers helps broaden their understanding of how diverse the STEM disciplines are,” George said. According to George, out of the 76 teams competing, one high school team and one middle school team will continue on to the National Competition in early June.
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Engineers Tien Le, Ludger Denis, Trent Fruhwirth, and Jessica Morgan keep time and score the SeaPerch teams. Photo by Anthony Powers
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The week in photos @NAS Whiting Field
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Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s (NASWF) Executive Officer Cmdr. Jim Brownlee signs a proclamation to commemorate Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month. The observance is designed to draw attention to the fact that sexual violence remains an intolerable crime that impacts the safety and security of our military and civilian workforce, and all must work together to prevent sexual assault.
Members of the NAS Whiting Field and Training Air Wing Five team stand in front of the teal ribbons and proclamation symbolizing the start of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). With leadership, dedication and encouragement, there is compelling evidence that all can be successful in reducing sexual vio(Above) Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) cele- lence through prevention education, increased awareness and holding offenders who commit acts of violence brated the chief petty officer (CPO) rank 126th birthday responsible for their actions. during morning colors onboard the installation April 1. On April 1, 1893, Navy General Order 409 established the rank of chief petty officer to bridge the gap between officers and enlisted personnel enabling them to more effectively run and fight a warship. (Below) Naval Air Station Whiting Field Command Master Chief Chris Leonard addresses the CPOs during morning colors
(Above, left) Commanding officer of Naval Air Station Whiting Field Capt. Paul Bowdich; Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) director Tom Kubalewski and other members of the MWR team cut the ribbon to the new Whiting Field driving range on March 29. (Right) The new driving range is open for all who are able to access the base to practice their golf driving skills.
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Military Notices DLAB and DLPT tests available
Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays onboard NAS Pensacola at the Navy Language Testing Office, Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through https://www. mnp.navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/ndfltp. For more language testing information, contact CIWT_CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil.
PMOAA scholarship application
The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) will be awarding scholarships to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty, honorably discharged veterans, reservists or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident or grandchild of a resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa or Baldwin (Ala.) counties, must have completed a minimum of one year at a college/university, with at least a 3.2 GPA if an undergraduate or 3.5 if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters (fall of 2018 and spring of 2019) as a full time student. Scholarships are $2,000 each. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15 and may be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact Vann Milheim, retired Cmdr., at 969-9715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LDO/CWO recruitment event
The Limited Duty Officer (LDO)/Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Community Managers and Detailing Team will be in Pensacola April 25 to provide briefs to interested and potential LDO/CWO applicants. All enlisted Sailors are invited and encouraged to attend the LDO/ CWO Recruitment Brief at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Additionally, all Pensacola area LDO/CWOs are invited to attend the LDO/CWO Community Retention and Career Management brief at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Additional LDO/CWO program information can be found on the Navy Personnel Command website under the Officer Community Managers (OCM) Active OCM tab.
Onboard NASP VITA center now open for tax season
The 2019 tax season is now under way and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is available to help eligible Navy personnel, dependents and retirees. Onboard NAS Pensacola: • Now through April 12 • Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m and Friday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. • Bldg. 625-D (USO) You should bring the following items: • Valid identification for taxpayer/s • Social Security Numbers (including spouse and children) • Income data (W-2s) • All end-year tax documents (1099s) • Student loan payment information • Receipts for child care payment • Receipts for educational expenses Hours are subject to increase with tax season demands. For more locations, visit https://www.unitedwayescambia.org/taxhelp or https://www.irs.gov/individuals/finda-location-for-free-tax-prep If you have questions, contact LN2 Sydney Carson at 452-8753.
Shoe clinic at NEX Corry Mall
NEX Corry Mall presents its annual shoe clinic. Join the Shoe Department April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for custom shoe fittings, 20 percent off athletic shoes, games, music, healthy food tastings and much more. For additional details call 458-8811.
NEX celebrates Easter at Corry Mall
NEX Corry Mall presents Easter Hoppening Spring event with the Easter Bunny. During the event, there will be a storewide scavenger hunt with map for children 12 and under. Pick up the scavenger hunt map just inside the mall entrance and various locations inside the store. Follow map to get your next clue by playing the games or DIY crafts including egg toss, egg decorate, Easter card coloring, visit with the Easter Bunny, face painting and more. Unscramble the clues and bring to customer service to receive a bunny surprise. Bring your camera tomorrow, April 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For additional details call 458-8811, NEX Event Coordinator, Andrea Beck.
“Read All About It...” Enlisted Recognition Breakfast
The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States will host the annual Military Enlisted Recognition Breakfast April 25 at 7:30 a.m. at Seville Quarter, Heritage Hall 148 East Government Street in downtown Pensacola. The Enlisted Recognition Breakfast honors military enlisted members who have demonstrated significant contribution to their command and to the community. The honorees are nominated by their respective commands. Each nominee is recognized ceremoniously. Navy Federal Credit Union is the title sponsor. Advanced reservations are preferred due to limited seating. Tickets are $20/person. Navy League Admiral Club Member tickets are $18/person. To sponsor a military member ($20/each) or a table, contact Carla Cuilik at 436-8552 or e-mail navyleagueofus@bellsouth. net. Dress is uniform of the day or business casual.
NASP Spring Job Fair April 5
The NAS Pensacola Spring Job Fair will be held today, April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites. Employers and partner service agencies include: Air Evac Lifeteam, Baptist Healthcare, Complete Florida, ECUA, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Corrections, Kelly Services, New Horizons, Raytheon, Southern Company, Teacher Ready, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Vet Center, Veterans Upward Bound and others. Open to active duty, spouses/dependents, retirees, reservists, DoD civilians and contractors. For more information, call 452-7788.
Around Town PASC members Spring show
The Pensacola Art Study Club (PASC) will present their annual Members Spring Art Show from now until April 7. The juried show will be held at the First United Methodist Church located at 80 East Wright Street. The opening reception will be held at The Wright Place (inside the First United Methodist Church) March 17, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend and meet the artists. The Wright Place gallery is open Sunday 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon. All art is available for purchase. Questions? Feel free to call Carol Hemmye, Chairwoman, at 438-3736 or e-mail her at hemmyec@yahoo. com.
Annual Autism Ride April 6
The 14th annual April Nicole’s Autism Ride will take place rain or shine tomorrow, April 6, with registration at 9 a.m. and the ride departing at 11 a.m. It will be a 50mile escorted ride with everyone welcome, bikes, cars, trucks and everything in between. Tickets are $15 per bike, $5 per passenger. For more information, call Steve Grant at 324-0295 or Malcom Reid at 393-4840.
Ronald McDonald House fundraiser
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida is kicking off its largest annual fundraiser, Kaps 4 Kids (K4K). This year April 26, thousands along the Gulf Coast will wear their K4K T-shirts in support of Ronald McDonald House and the families who call the House home. Kaps 4 Kids is a casual day for businesses, groups, and individuals to wear their K4K T-shirt which was designed by seven-year-old Graysen Sharp, whose family has stayed at RMH multiple times. Supporters have the option to purchase T-shirts and caps by making a donation to Ronald McDonald House through our online store at kaps-4-kids.org or through their team’s captain. For more information on sponsoring Kaps 4 Kids or becoming a team, visit rmhc-nwfl.org or contact the Event Manager Chelsea Futrell at 477-2273 or chelsea@ rmhc-nwfl.org.
FemFest 2019 celebrates third year
FemFest has announced its official 2019 lineup featuring new events and old favorites. Dates are set for April 25 to 28. Once again, FemFest will be partnering with Lakeview Victim Services, the Black Women Empower Collective and STRIVE to raise funds for each organization. Events will be hosted all over Pensacola at spaces, including the Bunny Club and Chizuko in the Historic Belmont-Devillers neighborhood, Pensacola Opera and Artel Art Gallery. This year, FemFest is proud to partner with OASIS
Florida, an HIV prevention and care organization dedicated to helping those who are affected by HIV/AIDS and preventing the spread through education and awareness. OASIS will be offering free, rapid HIV testing at FemFest events. Since 2016, the organizers of FemFest have raised nearly $10,000 for local non-profits. All proceeds raised during FemFest will go directly to providing resources to these well deserving programs. To learn more about FemFest and how to get involved, please visit www.facebook.com/femfestpcola or e-mail femfestpensacola@ gmail.com.
Bay Concert Band movie music
The Pensacola Bay Concert Band presents “PBCB at the Movies with a Touch of Symphony,” May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts. The concert includes music from some of the most popular movies of all time and will feature Matt Fossa, principal oboe of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. Admission is free, but the band do request a non-perishable food item for donation to Manna Food Pantry. The Pensacola Bay Concert Band is a year-round adult concert band with 85 members (including several NAS flight students) ranging in age from 19 to 80. The band rehearses Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Pensacola. For more information, or to join, visit www.pbcband. org.
Miracle League Veterans Baseball
The Rotary Club of the Emerald Coast will host the 15th Miracle League Veterans Game April 9. Roughly 40 American heroes and veterans from the Chester Sims Veterans Nursing Home will come to the Miracle League Field at Frank Brown Park for their annual Spring Training Baseball Game. This will include veterans who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and will represent all branches of service. Join the flag line to support the veterans. The veterans will arrive at 9:30 a.m. and the opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m., single inning game to follow. For more information, call 866-9854 or e-mail email@example.com.
ROWWA luncheon announced
The Retired Officers Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA), will meet for lunch at 11 a.m., April 11, at Bonefish Grill, 5025 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola. Members meet every second Thursday of the month, September through May, for social activities. New members are invited to join us. Membership dues are $15 per year, and the luncheon cost is $20. For more information and reservations, call 686-1160.
Antarctic Explorers chapter meet
The Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet tomorrow, April 6 at the Cactus Flower Cafe, located at 6881 W Highway 98, Pensacola. Cactus Flower Cafe will open at 11 a.m. and any presentations will start at noon. All members, family or interested parties who have been to Antarctica or who may have an interest in Antarctica are cordially invited. Members are strongly encouraged to attend and bring guests. The Gulf Coast Group alone has enough history to fill several volumes and we need to share this history or it will be lost forever, so do not hesitate to bring your memorabilia to the meeting. For more information, including directions on how to get to the restaurant, call 458-3833.
Annual Raider Run set for April 13
The 13th annual Michele Hill Raider Run 10K/5K run/ walk/baby-jogger/wheelchair event will be held April 13 at 7:30 a.m. at Navarre Youth Sports Association. The proceeds are used to award $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors on race day. DJ, live band, free food and Mega Raffle after the race. To register, go to https://www.raceentry.com/races/michele-hill-raider-run/2019/register or contact Joe Hill, Event Director, at (850)582-2946.
Book sale at West Florida Library
Come shop for books at the Friends of West Florida Public Library Spring Book Sale April 26 through 28. Used hardcover and paperback books are sorted into genres to make shopping easier. DVDs, CDs, vinyl and collectible books are also for sale. On April 26 the Friends’ Advance Sale runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door and Friends’ members are admitted free. Memberships can be purchased at the door. On April 27, the sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission and reduced prices. Finally, April 28, the $5 bag sale is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You get a brown paper bag, and you pay $5 for each bag you fill. Buy as many bags as you want... the library will have carts to help haul away your loot. Credit cards accepted. As always, your contributions will support the West Florida Public Library’s efforts to build community and improve literacy.
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NETC domain leaders participate in offsite; See page B2 “Spotlight”
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2019 them e : ‘ Pro t e c t ing ou r P eo ple P rot e ct s o u r M issio n ’
Make the commitment to end sexual assault From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) – The Navy joins the Department of Defense (DoD) and the nation in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) this April. The continuation of the theme “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission,” established by the DoD Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Office, underpins the idea that our people are our most important strategic resource and that operational excellence depends on supporting our personnel, protecting our shipmates and safeguarding team cohesion. “Make the Commitment” is the call to action for the Navy. The theme and call to action encourage all members of the Navy team to commit to promoting a culture that does not tolerate sexual assault. “I am committed to eliminating the scourge of sexual assault and sexual harassment across the Department of the Navy,” Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said. “Sexual assault and sexual harassment are unacceptable threats to unit cohesion and cause long term physical and mental harm to those affected. We owe our Sailors, Marines and civilians a safe, secure and professional environment as they serve our Navy and nation. “Tolerating toxic behaviors within our ranks impedes our ability to fight and win wars by eroding trust and degrading individuals who contribute to the mission. This awareness month is designed to enhance yearround efforts to eliminate the crime of sexual assault and ensure all Sailors are treated with dignity and respect.” “Sexual Assault is a toxic threat that harms us all. It must
Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Timothy Kinsella Jr. (center) and Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Commanding Officer Capt. Nate Schneider sign proclamations during the air station’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) Proclamation signing ceremony April 1, while NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Director Kathleen Doherty and NAS Pensacola Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) Lillie Johnson look on. During the ceremony, commanding officers from organizations onboard NAS Pensacola and surrounding areas gathered to sign proclamations reaffirming their command’s engagement toward ending sexual assault. Photo by Mike O’Connor
stop, and it will, with engaged leadership and teamwork – in our divisions, squads, and watch teams. There is no room for bystanders in the Navy,” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said. “Our Navy Team makes itself stronger when we build each other up, when we encourage ‘best ever’ performance, and we strive for excellence. When we find and hold perpetrators accountable. When we destroy our enemies. Sexual assault is an enemy. And it’s time to end it.” SAAPM provides the Navy with the opportunity to highlight programs and initiatives that educate Sailors, support victims, and encourage shipmates to take an active role in making a commitment to preventing, reporting, and eliminating sexual assault in the force. Sexual ha-
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rassment and assault, in person or online, violates the Navy’s core values and is not tolerated. In an effort to eliminate instances of sexual assault, Navy leadership has issued guidance on online misconduct, established counselors within the Fleet in addition to family support centers, improved personnel management processes to better respond to occurrences of sexual assault, encouraged bystander intervention and leveraged technology to remove stigma and barriers associated with seeking help following a sexual assault. In addition to the programs and initiatives within the Fleet, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer is hosting, along with the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force, the National Discussion on Sexual Assault
and Sexual Harassment at America’s Colleges, Universities and Service Academies at the U.S. Naval Academy this month. This forum will provide the opportunity to bring together leading experts and leaders from civilian higher education institutions to better understand and address the challenge of eliminating sexual assault and sexual harassment on college and university campuses across the nation to promote safe and healthy learning environments. Preventing, reporting and eliminating sexual harassment and assault, starting with midshipmen and cadets, strengthens the force by promoting professionalism, respect and trust within the Service Academy campuses and broader DoD communities. The Navy’s Sexual Assault
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Prevention and Response (SAPR) program falls under the purview of the 21st Century Sailor office, which exists to provide Sailors and their families with resources, training, and skills to overcome adversity and improve wellness. For more information on SAAPM, including more information on how to prevent and report sexual assault, go to https://www.public.navy.mil/ bupers-npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/sapr/Pages/SAAPM.aspx. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/usnpeople, Twitter at https://twitter.com/usnpeople or visit https://www.navy. mil/cnp/index.asp. SAAPM events onboard NAS Pensacola, from NASP Fleet and Family Support Center’s calendar: • Today, April 5: 7 a.m. – Naval Hospital Pensacola/ CIWT 5K (Show up at Corry Trail and wear Teal) • April 9, 16 and 23: Teal Tuesday. Civilians are encouraged to wear teal to show support for survivors of sexual violence. • April 17: Social Media Awareness Day- change Facebook photo to SAAPM related theme. NHP: Self Defense Class (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.) • April 18: Twitter Thursday – Military and civilians are encouraged to post #SAAPM Tweets. • April 24: Denim Day – Wear denim to show support for sexual assault survivors. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Naval Hospital Pensacola 2nd Annual Teal Party. • April 26: 8 a.m. – Amazing SAPR Challenge – NATTC.
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April 5, 2019
NETC domain leaders participate in offsite From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
ommanding officers and directors from Naval Education and Training Command’s learning centers and training support centers gathered for an offsite meeting, March 19 to 20. Hosted by NETC’s deputy for training operations, the leaders came together to build upon previous work focused around the theme of “Great Power Competition” and to develop topics and working groups ahead of the fall NETC commanders conference. They discussed a variety of issues from top-level Navy initiatives to what it takes day-to-day to operate a training organization, such as manpower, facilities and information technology. “Our objectives were to focus on three key areas: Ready, Relevant Learning; Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) Transformation; and leadership development,” Capt. Edward Heflin, NETC’s deputy for training operations said. “The timing is right as a number of factors and pieces are falling into place to drive to the forefront our ability to develop a more effective training continuum for our Sailors and our Navy.” Ready, Relevant Learning is one of the three pillars of
Sailor 2025 and is a change to the current enlisted accession training pipeline in order to provide the right training, at the right time, in the right way. Traditionally, the Navy’s training process has frontloaded Sailors with much of their required training for their entire career at accession-level “A” and “C” schools. Much of that foundational training has often focused well beyond the scope of what new Sailors are expected to perform during their first few years. RRL as a modernization effort requires coordination across multiple stakeholders throughout the Navy, including the NETC domain leadership, to meet future fleet requirements. So far, the Block Learning phase has identified and redistributed accessionlevel training at points in a Sailor’s career when he or she needs it as part of a career-long learning continuum. NETC leaders are looking to the next phase of modern delivery at the point of need, with modernized training content and
Capt. Edward Heflin, deputy for training operations, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), left, provides welcome remarks to commanders and directors of NETC learning centers and training support centers during the NETC Spring 2019 Offsite, March 19. The offsite is designed to develop tactics and working groups that will inform the Fall 2019 NETC Commanders Conference later this year. Photo by Cmdr. James Stockman
multiple delivery options to accelerate learning, minimize atrophy and provide on-the-job performance support. The offsite participants also discussed how MPT&E Transformation intersects with Navy training. Transformation is significantly and systemically improving MPT&E performance, productivity, and cost efficiencies in all aspects of personnel readiness processes. Over the next several years, the MPT&E Transformation is changing how human resources services are offered throughout a Sailor’s entire “Hire-toRetire” lifecycle and improve
fleet combat readiness. The third key area the group focused on – leadership development – emphasizes character and toughness. With some additional organizational changes in the works, ensuring how the Navy develops leaders who demonstrate both operational excellence and strong character at every level of seniority, starting when a recruit enters bootcamp to initial training and beyond, is now a part of NETC’s vision of a more effective learning continuum. NETC recruits and trains those who serve in the U.S.
Navy, taking them from “street to fleet” by transforming civilians into highly skilled, operational, and combat-ready warfighters, while providing the tools and opportunities for continuous learning and development. For more information on NETC, visit https://www.public.navy.mil/netc and https:// www.facebook.com/netcpao. Get more information about the Navy from U.S. Navy Facebook or Twitter. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnet.
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• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 452-5990. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for May 1. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon April 17 at Naval Hospital Pensacola Courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola. • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon April 17. You can develop better communication skills, learn to manage stress as a couple, and find ways to compromise. • Sponsor Training: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 9. Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. FFSC conducts Command Sponsorship Training monthly. After completing the required training, Sponsors are prepared to provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m., May 15. Caring for your baby can be overwhelming at first. Let us show you techniques that will assist in caring for your newborn. This class is designed for the non-pregnant partner. • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and infor-
mation 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 victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/ SARC in unrestricted cases to begin 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 2934561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 452-2342.
NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel, dinner after service • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:00 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protes-
tant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with meal • Greek Orthodox Orthos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Greek Orthodox Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/ Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@ bnaiisraelpensacola.org • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http:// templebethelofpensacola.org • House of God Church, 2851 N “E” Street, 312-7003. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Monday Worship 11:30 a.m. For more, houseofgodpensacola.com • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the West Florida Public Libraries or Escambia County. For more information, call 291-4333 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventhday Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442 • New Life Baptist Church – 6380 Bayberry St., Milton, Fl. Phone: 6261859, Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., www. miltonnewlifebaptist.com. • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W. Garden Street. Sunday Service – Orthros 8:45 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m. Weekday Feast Day Services – Orthros 8:30 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m. For information call 4332662 or visit www.annunciationgoc. org.
New season for the Blue Wahoos
The Blue Wahoos celebrate a good game during the 2017/18 baseball season. Photo courtesy of the Blue Wahoos
in baseball,” and that, “they’re amazing both on the field and from a business perspective.” The Blue Wahoos put the pen that signed the affiliation contract into the hands of the fans. Fans voted whether to sign with the Twins or the Padres through a poll. This allocation of control concerning the future of the franchise was a demonstration of the Wahoos’ commitment to the fan experience, Venn said. “Obviously, any baseball team wants to win games,” Venn said. “But we, as a minor league team, don’t get to choose our players, so we don’t get to choose whether we win or not. What we do control is the fan experience.” On the field, the 2019 coaching staff has been announced. This season will see the addition of pitching coaches Justin Willard and Cibney Bello, train-
By Matthew Hanimov Editorial Intern As the Blue Wahoos prepare to take the field for their eighth season, fans can look forward to the same game day experience they’ve come to expect since 2012, and to cheering on the home team in its new era under the Minnesota Twins. Similar to last year, fans of the Blue Wahoos should expect new amenities and promotions at the stadium. The biggest on-the-field change comes from the new coaching staff and a new affiliation with the Twins. Last year, the Blue Wahoos chose not to renew their contract with the Cincinnati Reds instead signed a two-year affiliation deal with the Minnesota Twins. Twins’ spokesman Daniel Venn said, “the Twins have one of the best farm systems
er Davey Lacroix, hitting coach Steve Singleton, strength coach Travis Koon, and Manager Ramon Borrego. Of the new coaching staff, Borrego is the most experienced and perhaps the best asset to the Wahoos’ arsenal this season. Borrego comes to the Wahoos with fourteen seasons of coaching experience and a seven-season playing career in which he attained AAA status. Borrego coached the Ft. Myers Miracle, Single-A affiliate that won the league championship in 2018. “He’s been in the Minnesota Twins organization for pretty much forever, around fifteen years or so,” Venn said. This season also sees the return of the promotional schedule. The regular promotions are comprised of Military Mondays and Giveback Mondays, Fat Tuesdays, Social Media Wednesdays, and sees the return of Thirsty Thursdays, Giveaway Fridays, Firework Saturdays Family Sundays from last season. Every home game will feature a promotion of some sort. The Blue Wahoos begin the season April 4 in Mobile against the Baybears and will return to Pensacola for their first home game against the Chattanooga Lookouts, April 11. For more information on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 2019 season, follow the Wahoos on social media or visit BlueWahoos.com.
C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY “Captain Marvel” “How to Train Your “Captain Marvel” “Captain Marvel” t (PG13) Dragon 3” (PG) (PG13) (PG13) 2D: 5 p.m. and 7:30 3D: Noon 3D: 1 p.m. 2D: 5 p.m. and 7:30 c p.m. 2D: 3 p.m. and 5:30 2D: 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. p.m. p.m. h “How to Train Your “Alita: Battle Angel” Dragon 3” (PG) “Captain Marvel” “Happy Death Day (PG13) a M o v i e
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(PG13) 3D: 2:30 p.m. 2D: 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
“A Madea Family Funeral” (PG13) 8 p.m.
“Fighting with my Family” (PG13) 12:30 p.m.
“Captain Marvel” (PG13) 3D: 5 p.m. “Fighting with my Family” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.
“A Madea Family Funeral” (PG13) 8 p.m.
2U” (PG13) Noon
“How to Train Your Dragon 3” (PG) 2D: 2:10 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. “Alita: Battle Angel” (PG13) 2D: 6:30 p.m.
Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday.
2D: 6 p.m.
THURSDAY “How to Train Your Dragon 3” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m. “A Madea Family Funeral” (PG13) 7:10 p.m. “Captain Marvel” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m. “Happy Death Day 2U” (PG13) 7:30 p.m.
April 5, 2019
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Homeschool P.E. program: Looking to supplement your child’s physical education? MWR Fitness will host a Homeschool Scholar Program every Monday from now until the end of the school year April 29. Physical Education classes will be offered at the Family Fitness Try this Center onboard NAS Travel Expo: Pensacola Corry Sta- • MWR will be hosting tion. Classes will teach fitness, nutrition, mind a Travel Expo April and body for children 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. of eligible MWR home- Swing in and check school families. Times out all the amazing include 9 a.m. to 10 adventures you could a.m. for children ages be having at desti6 to 10 and 10 a.m. nation all across the to 11 a.m. for children southeast. Admission ages 10 to 15. For more to the expo is free and information, call 452- the expo will be held at the Mustin Beach 6004. • Backpacking Club. For more infroOvernight Trips: mation, call InformaThere will be an over- tion, Tickets and Travnight backpacking trip el at 452-6354.
May 25 through 27 to Fort Payne, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or shine. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. Backpacking 101 Skills Course is a prerequisite for all NAS Pensacola backpacking trips. The next course is scheduled for May 11. See below for more details. For more information call 281-5489. • Backpacking 101 Skills Course: In preparation for the upcoming backpacking trip in May, MWR will be hosting a Backpacking 101 Skills Course May 11. Course price is $35, gear included. Sign up for the skills course at the Tickets and Travel Office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. For more information call 281-5489. • Summer Camp Expo: Check out all the fun and educational summer camps coming up from MWR. Expo will be April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Navy Youth Sport Complex. For more information, call 452-9429. • Danger Zone Paintball: The Blue Angel Park hosts Danger Zone Paintball Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday and Friday for private party reservations. The “woods-ball” facility has approximately 35 acres of wooded area for play. A military or DoD ID is required to rent equipment. For more information or for reversations, call 281-5489.
Liberty Activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www. naspensacola-mwr.com. Exciting, spirit-filled services. Transportation available!
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Opening & Night!
Chris Confessore, Guest Conductor Susan Egan, Soprano
The Envelope, Mahler: Please Opening February 2, 2019 Symphony Chris Confessore, Night! Guest Conductor
Mozart BrahmsOctober 13, 2018 Jennifer Koh, Violin November 3, 2018
October No. 6 13, 2018
2018-2019 2018-2019 CONCERT CONCERT SEASON Mahler: SEASON Susan Egan, Soprano
Alon Goldstein, Piano
Mozart & Brahms
November Celebrate the3, 2018 New Year! Alon Goldstein, Piano
December 31, 2018
March 9, 2019 Jennifer Koh, Violin
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Russian Mozart & Elissa Lee Mahler: Tony DeSare, Celebrate the Koljonen, Violin Brahms Symphony Piano and VocalsNew Year! Brahms Symphony November 3, 2018 Spectacular December 31, 2018 Tony DeSare, Piano and Vocals
Beethoven & Blue Jeans Beethoven January 19, 2019
November 3, 2018
Alon Goldstein, Piano Alon Goldstein, Piano
Concerto for Orchestra
2018 Celebrate the December 31,Russian Celebrate Russian New Year!the Tony DeSare, Spectacular Piano and Vocals December 31, 2018 April 6, 2019 New Year! Spectacular Concerto December 31, 2018 April 6, 2019 April 27, 2019 Elissa Lee Tony DeSare, Koljonen, Violin
& Blue Jeans Robert Sheena, English Horn
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