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NAS Pensacola joins bases Navywide for SAAPM observance, proclamation By Ens. Christopher Catlett NASP Public Affairs Office

Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) joined other installations and their tenants across Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) in proclaiming April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) April 3. The objective of SAAPM is to demonstrate the continued commitment of the Navy in preventing sexual assault and other destructive behaviors, and also to show the Navy’s continued commitment to survivors of sexual assault. This year’s SAAPM theme is: “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission.” In his address concerning sexual assault, NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin said, “It is a violation of everything that we stand for and it is an affront to the values we defend.” To the armed forces, people are its most valuable resource. As a result of sexual harassment harming individuals, it also harms operational effectiveness. It is imperative that servicemen and women also protect their

fellow service members from unwanted and inappropriate advances. Martin would like every victim who has and has not come forward to know that he, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) team and senior command are there to care for and support them. They are there for sexual assault victims not just this month but also every day of the year. They are committed to helping sexual assault victims heal and become survivors. Martin pointed out that it is every person’s obligation, regardless of their rank, service branch or command, to be committed to eliminating sexual assault from the military. Until sexual harassment is completely eliminated from the military those who are capable must do all that they can to prevent such a horrid and predatory practice. “The Department of the Navy has come a long way in addressing sexual assault, but until we get to zero, there is still work to be done,” Secretary of the Navy See SAAPM on page 2

(Top) NAS Pensacola (NASP) leadership, including multiple tenant training commands along with Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard representation, signed a proclamation April 3 marking April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). The signing was part of a Navywide simultaneous commitment to preventing sexual violence. (Bottom left) NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin passes a signed proclamation to base Sexual Assault and Response Coordinator (SARC) Lillie Johnson. Photos by Mike O’Connor (Bottom right) Service members applaud the signings of 12 copies of the SAAPM proclamation. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock

Vietnam ace retired Cmdr. William Driscoll inspires flight students at National Naval Aviation Museum Story, photo by Ens. Christopher Catlett NASP Public Affairs Office

In the world of naval aviation there is a no more prestigious title than that of a flying ace. An ace is defined as an aviator who is directly responsible for shooting down five or more enemy aircraft. Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) was honored to host an ace, retired Cmdr. William Driscoll, for a presentation at the National Naval Aviation Museum March 29. Driscoll spoke to a crowd of mostly naval aviators, instructors and naval aviation students. Driscoll views the naval flight program as an answer to many of the issues that are of concern to U.S. security. “The solutions are being harvested right here in Pen-

Blue Angels first practice ... The United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron the Blue Angels are back onboard NAS Pensacola after their winter training sojourn at Naval Air Facility El Centro in California. The team flew their first practice at NASP March 28. For practice schedules, visit www. naval aviation museum.org/ attractions/ blue-angels/. Photo by Ens. Christopher Catlett

Retired Cmdr. William Driscoll demonstrates dog fighting principles with model aircraft during a lecture at the National Naval Aviation Museum March 29.

sacola,” Driscoll said, referring to the flight training program.

If naval aviators are to be the solution for many of the problems and challenges that the armed forces currently face they must be adept at performing to the best of their abilities even under extreme pressure. This is crucial, according to Driscoll, and was the subject of his speech. In an effort to understand what it is that makes ace pilots able to perform so well, Driscoll conducted interviews with 26 fellow ace pilots. From his interviews Driscoll was able to develop a theme. “The will to succeed is of little value without the will to prepare,” Driscoll said. “The key to success is relentless preparation.” Driscoll advised those in attendance that if they want to be confident that they can perform See Driscoll on page 2

Happy birthday to the NAS Pensacola CPOs ... NAS Pensacola chief petty officers (CPOs) marked the 125th CPO birthday with a group photo at the base’s CPO club. Since their creation April 1, 1893, Navy CPOs have led by example, inspired Sailor development and provided shipborne solutions. In his birthday message, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano noted, “For 125 years Chief Petty Officers have risen to the challenge of the day. Risen to being the leaders our Sailors, our families, our Navy needs. In turn making us a better, stronger, more capable Navy with each passing year, ensuring the mission, be it winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.” MCPON closed his message with a quote fom Fleet Adm. William Frederick Halsey Jr., who once told a journalist, “You see those battleships sitting there, and you think they float on the water, don’t you? You are wrong. They are carried to sea on the backs of those chief petty officers.” Photo by Mike O’Connor

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GOSPORT Base visitor access reminder From NASP Public Affairs

Vietnam veterans honored at Navy Exchange (NEX) ... Former Marine Richard Rydin looks

over a display commemorating Vietnam War Veterans Day at the NEX in Pensacola. Rydin served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, and was pleased to see the service of all Vietnam veterans officially recognized. In support of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, NEX distributed information, lapel pins and military-friendly bumper stickers to Vietnam veterans. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Happy birthday to the NAS Pensacola Corry Station CPOs ... Chief petty officers from Naval Air

Station Pensacola Corry Station pose for a photo during an anniversary celebration for the rank of chief petty officer. April 1, 2018 marks the 125th birthday of the Navy’s Chiefs Mess. Photo by CTR1 Michael J. Sumrall

SAAPM from page 1 Richard V. Spencer said in a recent release. Lillie Johnson, one of the Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) onboard NASP, said that the primary goal for SARCs like herself is prevention. The secondary goal, being no less important, is to provide services to victims so that they may heal and recover. Intervention is the prerequisite for sexual assault prevention and Johnson would like to promote active intervention to the community. “If you see something, say something,” she said. More information about sexual assault prevention and reporting options can be found on the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) website. To contact a SARC for NASP, call 554-5606. You can also visit FFSC onboard NASP at 151 Ellyson Avenue. The center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on SAAPM, go to www.navy.mil/saapm. Driscoll from page 1 at the same proficiency in and out of combat they must “go over it, go over it, go over it again.” He does not believe that someone can be over-prepared. Driscoll stressed the importance of self-discipline. He pointed out that many people can be disciplined on occasion. But according to Driscoll, what it really

takes in order to succeed is the day in and day out will to do what is needed in order to get the job done. The ace advised that if someone wants their performance to improve they must improve their selfdiscipline. “Hold nothing back,” Driscoll said. In a question-and-answer session, service members asked Driscoll if he has always been naturally disciplined or if

NASP Notes ... DEFY seeks Junior Mentor Volunteers for Leadership Camp July 22 through 27 ... DEFY, a worldwide program funded by the DoD, teaches leadership/teamwork skills, builds self-esteem, highlights goal-setting, increases drug awareness and drug prevention for youth ages 9 through 12, and junior leadership experience for ages 13 through 21. This is a residential, five-day/night program at a local YMCA camp. Participants will depart July 22 from Corry Station Chapel and return July 27. Parent pick-up will be 5 p.m. at the same location of July 27. There is no cost involved; it is free. Transportation, snacks, even meals. You must be a dependent or sponsor of ac-

tive-duty/reserve/retired or DoD member. All volunteers have been screened and attend the mandatory DEFY staff training. Each staff member is dedicated to making this a positive and fun learning experience for your child. Contact by e-mail: Walton Stone (walton.r.stone@ navy.mil), Brandon Stevenson (brandon.stevenson@navy.mil) or Crystal Johnson (crystalanne.johnson@navy. mil) for information and applications. NASP ‘Safety Dept. Snippets’ ... Swim safe: NAS Pensacola policy states authorized swimming areas on NASP are the Barrancas Beach life guarded area, the Ski Beach roped-off swimming area and the Blue Angel Park designated swimming areas, ONLY when authorized life guards are on duty.

he had to cultivate that trait in himself over time. Driscoll described himself as a self-starter. He always wanted to be the best that he could be but finds it a nowin game to compare yourself to others. Instead he chooses to compare current performance to past performance. “The day you stop wanting to be better is the day you stop being good,” Driscoll said. Having been a TOPGUN instructor and still having a close relationship with TOPGUN to this day, Driscoll gave his insight into what he believes are the qualities of the best instructors. Firstly, the best instructors are credible. They have the type of wisdom that can only exist due to firsthand experience. Secondly, they are accountable, first and foremost with themselves and then with students. Third and fourthly, the best instructors have the right attitude and are approachable. Driscoll pointed out that having a good attitude is the most important quality for an instructor to have. He also went on to say which qualities make a great student. Above all, what makes a great TOPGUN student is their resilience, adaptability and attitude. Resilience comes into play when a student is able to shrug off the bad and move on, being all the better from any constructive criticism. A student must be adaptable. Rarely, if ever, do things go exactly according to plan. As a student, someone must learn the importance of being

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola. The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) onboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at www. facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Trent Hathaway was last week’s winner; it was a T-39 closeup.

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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 image on the right side is one of the

Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F/A18 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, 314 North Spring St., Suite A, Pensacola, Fla. 32501, in the interest of military and ci-

The Blue Angels are back and practicing over the skies of NAS Pensacola on scheduled days. Installation access regulations require that all unescorted, non-DoD card holders must access the installation via the West Gate on Blue Angel Parkway to observe the practice or visit the National Naval Aviation Museum, lighthouse or forts. All vehicle occupants over 18 years old must have current photo ID. The Blue Angels’ practices last about 55 minutes and are free and open to the public. Signs are posted on base to direct visitors to viewing and parking locations. Practice schedules can be viewed at https:// blueangels.navy.mil.

able to shift gears at any given moment without compromising performance. Again attitude is crucial because all other worthy qualities naturally flow from having a good attitude. Driscoll believes that current world affairs are characterized by great uncertainty and volatility. When he was asked what the role of naval aviation will be in response to the current world order, Driscoll said that on the one hand the job of the Navy is to keep the sea lanes open, and on the other hand the job of naval aviation is to control the airspace. If Navy aviation is able to control the airspace then it will allow for the fleet to more adequately control the sea lanes. During his 41-year career in the Navy, Driscoll would log 3,300 hours of jet fighter flight time, perform 500 carrier landings, perform in more than 5,200 dogfights and participate in 170 combat missions. He has been awarded the Navy Cross and also been nominated for the Medal of Honor. Additionally, he has been the recipient of two Silver Stars, a Purple Heart and 10 Air Medals. Today, Driscoll spends the majority of his time as a work-life balance speaker traveling across the U.S. Some of Driscoll’s clients include Chevron, Fidelity Investments, Lockheed Martin, and Nationwide Mutual Insurance among others. He also speaks to every graduating TOPGUN class.

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Budgeting for success this year Story, photo By MCSN Greg Hall USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Public Affairs

“Winning at money is 80 percent behavior and 20 percent head knowledge,” financial advisor Dave Ramsey said in his book The Total Money Makeover. “What to do isn’t the problem; doing it is. Most of us know what to do, but we just don’t do it. If I can control the guy in the mirror, I can be skinny and rich.” Budgeting can be hard for Sailors who do not have training with handling finances. The Navy provides resources to teach them how to handle their money and avoid going into debt. “Sailors come to me if they are recommended by their immediate chain of command if they have a problem, or they are just working on a goal,” ATC Michael Tagg, from Gainesville, said. He is the command financial specialist (CFS) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). “I basically see if I am working damage control or working towards a goal.” Tagg said that the biggest issues that Sailors come to him with are bad auto loans and credit card debt. A lot of junior Sailors are not aware of the dangers of high interest rates and how they impact paying off debt. “Sailors get caught up in a bad situation, like their car breaks down or they need a repair, and think that they may not have a choice,” Tagg said. “In those situations, they end up putting a lot of money on credit cards and struggle to make minimum payments. Paying minimums on credit cards means that it will take a long time to pay them off.” Navy commands offer CFS training courses to senior Sailors to teach them skills that will help junior Sailors. “I thought I was very knowledgeable when it came to personal finance, but then I went

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LS1 Mario Garciacantu, from Houston, the command financial specialist for training department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), poses for a photo aboard Nimitz, March 22. Nimitz is conducting a docking planned incremental availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility where the ship is receiving scheduled maintenance and upgrades.

to the command financial specialist course and it opened my eyes,” LS1 Mario Garciacantu, from Houston, said. He is the CFS for training department aboard Nimitz. “I learned about resources that I did not know that Sailors have. I also learned about financial techniques that helped me budget and save money. I applied these techniques, and they have helped me in my life.” Garciacantu said that one technique that he learned was to be more self-aware when making financial decisions. Sailors may know how much money they have, or they may

make a purchase they cannot afford because of peer pressure. “It can be hard to make the right decision when you haven’t budgeted,” Garciacantu said. “Budgeting allows you to see where your money is, where it is going, and what you can do with it.” Tracking money flow is an important part of budgeting, but so is sticking to it. Tagg said that the small choices that Sailors make each day can snowball into big problems. It takes a lot of self-control to make the right choices every day. “Young Sailors have difficulty living within their means and looking past the choice right in front of them,” Tagg said. “They think they will handle tomorrow’s problems when they get there.” After Sailors create a budget, they should revisit and update it regularly. They should also choose someone they trust as an accountability partner. “My wife and I help keep each other on track,” Garciacantu said. “We have regular meetings and update our financial planning worksheet. As we plan for the future, it helps me to feel free. I have a lot of peace of mind because of the work that we do in regards to finances.” “It is a great feeling to get out of debt and work towards a point where you can start saving or investing money,” Tagg said. “It makes me feel better about the future and safer today. I love having options. It makes me feel free.” Sailors who are looking for financial support can visit their local Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), or contact their CFS. The Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) FFSC can be contacted at 452-5990. Joe Henderson and Towonia Donson-Williams serve as NASP’s CFSs and can be reached at FFSC.

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NASP’s VT-10 hosts fleet fly-in

Hands-on opportunity provides a closer look at advanced aviation training possibilities

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AS Pensacola students in the aviation training pipeline got a closer look at various types of Navy aircraft and the opportunity to talk with crew members at a fleet fly-in March 29.

NASP’s Training Squadron (VT) 10 hosted a Navy fleet fly-in March 29. Some of the aircraft on display include (front to back) a Boeing P-8A Poseidon, a Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye, a Grumman C-2 Greyhound and a Lockheed EP-3E. The Pensacola lighthouse overlooks the flightline. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock

Crewmembers from one of Eglin Air Force base’s VFA-101 answer questions about Crewmembers speak with students about the Grumman C-2 Greyhound. The flytheir F-35C Lightning II from NAS Pensacola aviation students. It was the first time in provides an opportunity for service members to see aircraft otherwise not typically seen onboard NASP. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock the annual fly-in featured an F-35C. Photo by Mike O’Connor (Left) Navy students were allowed a tour of a Boeing E-6B Mercury as part of the fly-in. The E-6B are primarily used in the Navy’s TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) mission. Photo by Kaitlyn Peacock

(Right) Students from Naval Air Technical Training Center are guided through the landing gear components of a Boeing E-6B Mercury. Fleet fly-ins provide real-world, hands-on opportunities for aviators and ground crews alike. Photo by Mike O’Connor

VP-30’s Lt. Drew Hance (center) answers questions about the squadron’s Boeing P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft. Photo by Mike O’Connor


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F-35C carrier qualifications aboard Lincoln By MC2 Jessica Paulauskas USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Public Affairs

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) – Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) completed fleet carrier qualifications (CQ) for the F-35C Lightning II program while underway March 17 through 21, marking another milestone for the new aircraft. Pilots assigned to the “Rough Raiders” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 and the “Grim Reapers” of VFA 101 accomplished day and night qualifications with 140 traps in anticipation of F35C operational testing later this year. Aboard for part of the CQ was Rear Adm. Dale Horan, director of the U.S. Navy F-35C Fleet Integration Of-

fice, who was previously embarked aboard Lincoln during a nine-and-a-half-month deployment in 2002. “I have tight ties to Lincoln,” Horan said. “It’s personally interesting for me, but also professionally, it’s really neat to see this aircraft out there with other aircraft; we haven’t done that before. Previously, all the CQ evolutions have just been F-35s.” The F-35C complements the tactical fighter fleet with a dominant, multirole, nextgeneration aircraft capable of projecting U.S. power and deterring potential adversaries. The continued integration of the F-35C into the carrier air wing will enable the carrier strike group of the future to be more lethal and survivable in high-end threat environments. One of the major milestones

An F-35C Lightning II from the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA 101) launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is underway conducting carrier qualifications. Photo by MC1 Josue Escobosa

ABH3 Caleb Swaim directs an F-35C Lightning II assigned to the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron 101 (VFA 101) on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Photo by MC1 Brian M. Wilbur

for this carrier qualification evolution was the operational use of the F-35C’s foldablewing feature. This feature is a critical component of the integration of F-35Cs with F/A18C Hornets, F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers, facilitating the movement of the different platforms on the flight deck and rehearsing for operating as part of a full air wing aboard the carrier. “My original platform is the Hornet, which I’ve flown for the past three years,” Lt. Nick Rezendes said. He is a pilot attached to VFA 101 who qualified on the F-35C during this CQ. “I wanted to switch to flying the Navy’s newest aircraft, and now that I have, I wouldn’t mind sticking with it for the rest of my career.” Another important piece of this underway period was the continued integration of the F-35’s Autonomic Lo-

gistic Information System (ALIS) with Lincoln. ALIS is a secure, off-board fleet management tool that integrates F-35 mission planning, maintenance, supply chain and sustainment information. Operators were able to plan, maintain, and sustain F35C systems by transmitting up-to-date data to users and maintainers worldwide. During Lincoln’s previous F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) carrier qualifications in December of 2017, an operational squadron accomplished the use of the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) for the first time. The GPS-based, all-weather landing system works to provide accurate and reliable information for carrier landing approach, allowing F-35Cs to land during inclement weather. “It’s pretty clear that this

aircraft is the Navy’s future for strike warfare,” Horan said. “It’s shaping up to be a fantastic aircraft. As with any program, there are always complexities in getting it fielded, but we are working through those. This aircraft is very capable and it’ll be really neat to watch it develop.” By 2025, the Navy’s aircraft carrier air wings are scheduled to consist of F-35Cs, F/A18E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growlers electronic attack aircraft, E-2D Hawkeye battle management and control aircraft, MH-60R/S helicopters and carrier on board delivery logistics aircraft. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy or www. twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), visit www.navy.mil/local/ cvn72/.


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National Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony at NASWF By Julie Ziegenhorn NASWF Public Affairs Officer

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o honor the nation’s Vietnam veterans, those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those still missing from that conflict, Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) held a commemorative service and wreath laying following morning colors at base headquarters, Bldg. 1401. Members of Team Whiting were in formation and NASWF Executive Officer Cmdr. Don Gaines spoke to highlight the contributions of the military members who fought, died and served in the Vietnam War. President Donald Trump signed into law the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, designating March 29 of each year to honor those who answered the call to duty. To meet that direction, the Navy is executing a Navywide, year-long campaign that recognizes the services of U.S. Navy Vietnam veterans and informs the American public about their service, sacrifice and dedication to our country. “I call upon all Americans to offer each of our Vietnam veterans and their families a thank you on behalf of the na-

tion, both privately and during public ceremonies and programs across our country,” the president’s proclamation detailed. During the Vietnam War’s official duration, Aug. 4, 1964, through Jan. 27, 1973, there were nearly 600 U.S. prisoners of war (PoWs). Included in that number were 154 Navy personnel and 47 Marines. Of those, 18 died in captivity. Service members carry on the legacy of their service through today’s devotion to honor, courage and commitment and by making a promise that the nation will never forget their service during the Vietnam War. Additionally, during the conflict, more than 58,000 died, and 1,606 are still unaccounted for. Today there are ongoing efforts to ensure all

NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) Executive Officer Cmdr. Donald Gaines and NASWF service members salute the nation’s colors during a Vietnam War Veterans commemorative service. Photo by Lt.j.g. Luke Rague.

are accounted for and brought home. “Until we get all those troops back, we should always remember those days,” Gaines said during the ceremony. “Think of those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those still unaccounted for.” According to the Navy History and Heritage Command, Navy efforts in Vietnam were well-documented. Every facet of the Navy we know today

supported the Vietnam war effort. Sailors were on the sea, along the rivers, coastal waters, in the air and on land, but it was the “brown water Navy” that provided some of the most critical lessons. The experience in Vietnam gave the Navy a wealth of information on the nature of modern riverine warfare. Strategies, tactics, techniques, boats and craft, weapons and equipment employed during the war are

still in use today. The Navy’s involvement in Vietnam ended in April 1975 with the evacuation of more than 7,000 Americans and Vietnamese from Saigon by Navy Task Force 76 during Operation Frequent Wind. All told, 2,555 Sailors lost their lives during the war and more than 1.8 million U.S. naval members served their country during the 1964 to 1972 period.

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(NASWF) Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Bowdich and his family (left) participate in the puck drop at the Ice Flyers home game March 30. The puck drop commemorated the start of the “Month of the Military Child” observance as well as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. The NAS Whiting Field SAPR team was also available during the game with a display table and giveaways to build awareness for the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month and SAPR program at Whiting Field. Photos by Jamie Link

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Military Notices Language test appointments open

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

CLEP and DSST test marathon

Coastline’s National Test Center will be hosting a CLEP and DSST test marathon from April 19 through 27. The test center is located onboard NAS Pensacola in Bldg. 634, Suite 23. Testers may arrive at any time between the hours of 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and test without a reservation. This is the perfect time for students who plan to graduate in May to take those final exams. Remember to bring two forms of identification with you and the registration ticket for CLEP exams. For more information, or instructions on how to order a CLEP exam, contact Wendy Spradlin at 4080047 or wspradlin@coastline.edu.

USS Iwo Jima reunion party

There will be a USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2/LHD 7) Shipmates Organization’s reunion Oct. 10 through 13 at the Jacksonville Rierfront Doubletree Hotel, Jacksonville, Fla. All Ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personel who were aboard the LPH 2 or LHD 7 are invited to attend the reunion. For more information or to RSVP for the reunion, contact Robert McAnally at (757) 723-0317 or email yujack46709@gmail.com or visit www.ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net.

Retired Activities Office needs help

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

PMOAA scholarship application

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

Onboard NASP Marine Corps family team building

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

FFSC TAP job fair announced

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center Transition Assistance Program Job Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 20 at the Navy Gateway Inn Conference Center, Bldg. 3249. More than 35 employers are expected. The event is open to active-duty military, retirees, reservists, Air National Guard, spouses, dependents, DoD civilians and contractors. No registration is required. For more information, contact 452-7788 or e-mail NASP_TAMP@navy.mil.

ROWWA April meeting announced

The April Retired Officers’ Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) meeting will be held April 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Skopolos at New World Landing.

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“Read all About It...” Purple Heart recipients sought

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park commission. Dedicated on Nov. 10, 2006, the hall’s mission is to collect, preserve and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients. The primary way in which Purple Heart recipients are honored is through enrollment in The Roll of Honor electronic database which is accessible in The Hall’s main gallery and on its website, www.thepurpleheart.com. Purple Heart recipients are encouraged to become members of the Roll of Honor by completing an enroll form and submitting it to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Family members and friends may also enroll Purple Heart recipients, living or deceased, by completing an enrollment form and providing supporting evidence. Enrollment is voluntary and free of cost. Help us honor and preserve the stories of these deserving men and women by enrolling them today in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. To enroll a Purple Heart recipient or for more information, visit www.thepurpleheart.com. For reservations, call Mary Chase at 686-1160. For membership information, contact Molly Werner at 474-1291.

Commissary case lot announced

The NASP Commissary will be hosting a sidewalk case lot May 2 through 5. Times will be: • May 2: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • May 3: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • May 4: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • May 5: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 262-9200.

FFSC offers new workshops

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. Upcoming classes include: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., every Tuesday • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., each Tuesday and Thursday • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., every first and third Thursday; the next class is scheduled for April 19. • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon, April 18, for expectant parents, new parent and parents of toddlers up to 2 years of age • Smooth Move: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., April 11 • Kiddie Kraft: 10 a.m. to noon, April 13 at Lighthouse Terrace, #1 Price Ave. • Tips to Building Self Esteem: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., April 16 • Anger Control: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30, April 10 and April 17 (you must attend both sessions) • Imagination Station: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium; the next meeting is April 19 • New Spouse and Newcomer Orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., April 20 • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., April 27 • Music & Movement: 10 a.m. to noon, April 27 at Lighthouse Terrace, #1 Price Ave. • Sponsorship Training: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., April 10 • What Kind of Car Can I Afford?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., April 11 • Who Cares What’s on My Credit Report?: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., April 25 For information or to register, call 452-5990.

Flight adventure deck summer camp

Registration is open for the Flight Adventure Deck Summer Camp. Held at the National Naval Aviation Museum and taught by certified teachers, campers learn the science and math of flight and expand their knowledge of naval aviation history. The camp includes tours of museum exhibits, aircraft and the National Flight Academy. Students receive a complimentary “Flight Adventure Deck” T-shirt at the conclusion of their camp session. Cost is $175 per week, open to children entering fifth and sixth grades. Sessions run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. For more information, visit www.nationalflightacademy.com.

Deployment camp registration open

Is your student ready for an adventure like none other? The six-day, overnight deployments aboard Ambition, the National Flight Academy’s simulated aircraft carrier, promise theme-park style thrills surrounded by advanced technology, flight simulators and virtual reality games that ignite imagination and encourage learning. When living aboard Ambition, students are en-

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veloped in life as a naval aviator aboard a modern aircraft carrier, working within teams to accomplish humanitarian relief and other missions that advance STEM and communication skills. Deployments are open for students in the seventh through 12th grade. All programs are accredited by the American Camp Association. For more information, visit www.nationalflightacademy.com.

New baby budgeting workshop

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

Around Town Family 5K and 10K invitation

The 12th annual Michele Hill Raider Run and Community Family Celebration will be held tomorrow, April 7 at 7:30 a.m. at Navarre Youth Sports Association, in Navarre. The race is an out and back 10K Run and a 5K Run/Walk. There will be a free kids run after the 10K/5K races. The race registration fee is $15 with discounts for active-duty and retired military, track club members and civil service employees. DJ Cool Ice Water will provide the finish line music. Jones and Company will perform a free concert after the race. Soul Sensation will provide live music on the race route. Creative Catering by Mark Whittlesay will be serving the best post race meal. As always there will be many prizes at no additional charge to the race participants. For other race details visit the race registration website at www.raceentry.com/races/michele-hillraider-run/2018/register or contact Joe Hill, event director, at 582-2946

Walk event raises funds for ALS

The first ever “Walk The Beach To Fight ALS” is set for April 15 at 9:30 a.m. on Pensacola Beach. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Flounder’s Chowder House. Participants will walk as a group from Flounder’s east along the multi-use path to Gowens Park and return to Flounder’s for a post-walk party and ceremony. Walk The Beach is intended to raise awareness and funds for ALS, a deadly progressive neurodegenerative disease. All of the proceeds will be donated to the local ALS chapter to honor Pensacola Beach resident and businessman Jim Elbert, who passed away last month after a battle with ALS. Entry is $25 and includes a custom “Walk The Beach” T-shirt and a ticket to attend the VIP Walkers Celebration from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Flounder’s. Light refreshments are included. There will be a cash bar. The event is open to the public and is familyfriendly. For more information or to register, go to www. web.alsa.org/site/TR/3rdParty/Florida?team_ id=366948&pg=team&fr_id=13119 or call 5546652.

Antarctic Explorers chapter meet

The Gulf Coast Group Chapter of the Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) will meet tomorrow, April 7 starting at noon at David’s Catfish House restaurant. 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. For additional information, including directions on how to get to the restaurant, check David’s Catfish House Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DCH. Pensacola/.

Over 50 ballroom dance club

Over 50 Ballroom Dance Club dances every Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the Sanders BeachCorinne Jones Resource Center located at 913 South I Street Pensacola. This club offers ballroom dancing for adults ages 50 years or older. Dances feature live music and a beautiful dance venue on Pensacola Bay. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Dressy attire; no jeans please. Couples and singles welcome. The venue is smoke and alcohol free. For more information call Pat Foster at 623-5013 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/over55ballroomdanceclub.

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CNATT training manager of the quarter See page B2 “Spotlight”

Military children make up a very special part of our nation’s population. Although young, these brave sons and daughters stand in steadfast support of their military parents. To honor their unique contributions and sacrifices on behalf of our country, each April is designated the Month of the Military Child.

The Month of the Military Child: April 2018 From U.S. Dept. of Defense Education Activity

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pril is designated as the Month of the Military Child (MoMC), underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the month is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. MoMC is part of the legacy left by former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. He established the Defense Department commemoration in 1986. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) joins the Department of Defense (DoD) and the military community in celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child. In DoDEA communities around the world, our most essential strategic imperatives are establishing an educational system that progressively builds the college and career readiness of all DoDEA students and establishing the organizational capacity to operate more effectively and efficiently as a model, unified school system. We aim to challenge each student to maximize his or her potential and to excel academically, socially, emotionally and physically for life, college and career readiness. Throughout the month, DoDEA will encourage schools to plan special events to honor military children and have administrators and principals incorporate the themes of this month into their every day duties and responsibilities. These efforts and special events will stress the importance of providing children with quality services and support to help them succeed in the mobile military lifestyle. “Purple Up! For Military Kids” will be celebrated across DoDEA April 18. This is a day for DoDEA Communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military-Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and

Word Search: ‘Birds’

Navy blue. Share a photo and caption of local celebrations on the DoDEA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dodea.edu/. From NAS Pensacola Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR): April is the Month of the Military Child and MWR has ways to celebrate: • Paint & Create: Make your own masterpiece at Mustin Beach Club April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is just $20 per participant and includes a 12”x12” canvas and all the painting supplies you need. Each guest will be entered in for a chance to win a fourpack of tickets for Legoland in Orlando. Sign up at the Ticket and Travel Office in the NEX Shopping Center on Hwy. 98 or call 452-6354 for more information. • Teen Job Fair: Summer is just around the corner and MWR is looking for seasonal help from our teens. Come find out about what jobs are available at the Corry Youth Center, 4118 Children’s Way April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. MWR is also be hosting a First Aid CPR Class May 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. and a Resume Building and Interview Class May 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. as well. Help yourself get set up for success with MWR and Fleet and Family Support Center. For information call 452-5990. • Free advanced screening movies: Portside Twin Cinema on base offers special advanced screenings of the newest movies for free for our service members, DoD employees and their families. Tickets for the advanced screenings can be picked up at the box office day of show starting at 9 a.m.

Gosling Games Color Me: ‘For freedom’

Jokes and Groaners. Paraprosdokians: Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected ... • Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. • You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice. • If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong. • I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure ... • War does not determine who is right – only who is left. • You’re never too old to learn something dumb.

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• To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research. • We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.


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CNATT announces training manager of the quarter From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs

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he Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) named its training manager of the quarter for the fourth quarter, March 19, on board Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Mark Tinetti, an instructional systems specialist assigned to the CNATT Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) team, was recognized as the organization’s top training employee from October to December 2017. RRL is one of the Navy’s Sailor 2025 key initiatives, with a focus on providing Sailors the right training at the right time throughout their career through more performance-based training, as opposed to more traditional knowledgebased training. “The manner in which we’re leveraging technology to achieve the best

possible results in providing top-notch education to our students wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of staff members like Mr. Tinetti,” Cmdr. Bret Bishop, CNATT training directorate deputy director said. “What he was able to accomplish in regards to a new electronic training method is something which can significantly enhance a student’s learning now and when they venture to the fleet.” Tinetti was selected for his efforts to coordinate the development of the “Aviation Corrosion Challenge” app, an interactive, score-based gaming

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scenario for identifying corrosion. The app is available to download through the Navy AppLocker, Google Play for Android users, and iTunes for iOS users, and is designed to augment current corrosion training. Additionally, Tinetti has been in-

strumental in the RRL block learning analysis phase for reviewing the aviation boatswain’s mate (fuel) rating and Aviation/Airman Professional Apprenticeship Career Track. Individual “blocks” of training will deliver only the technical knowledge and skills required by the rating at specific points in a Sailor’s career. Tinetti also supported a short-fused request to assist in development of cadre training for four critical Marine occupational specialties associated with the CH-53 King Stallion helicopter. CNATT is a training center under Naval Education and Training Command and is a technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise, an organization designed to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities. For more information, visit www. navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnatt/.

SAPR Victim Advocate (VA) Spotlight of the Week ... This

week’s spotlight is AC1 Diana Guess. Diana has been an active victim advocate since May 2016. She has volunteered more than 400 hours in the past six months alone. Guess shares that she decided to become a VA “to help give victims real help.” She says she is happiest when helping people. Her one “fun fact:” Most fun since joining the Navy was “to fly in Fat Albert.” She enjoys hip-hop and rhythm and blues music. Gosport file photo

Regional SAPR training...

Sexual assault response and prevention (SAPR) victim advocates and sexual assault response coordinators (SARC) pose for a photo during a recent regional SAPR and SARC training seminar at NAS Jacksonville. The three-day event provided training to SARCs and SAPR victim advocates from naval installations throughout the Southeast region. Photo by MC1 Brian G. Reynolds

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• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • 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. • Mov.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. One hour of dedicated online walkthrough to set-up your account and make your move seamless. • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next classes is scheduled for April 19. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next one is scheduled for May 2. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Imagination Station: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is April 19. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon April 18. This is for expectant parents, new parent and parents of toddlers up to 2 years of age. Learn about pregnant partners, child development and sleep deprivation. Practice how to bath, diaper, burp and hold a new baby.

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

• Smooth Move: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 11. Learn how to apply for a travel allowance, plan a relocation budget, and get helpful hints on personal property shipping and storage. • Kiddie Kraft: 10 a.m. to noon April 13 at Lighthouse Terrace, #1 Price Ave. A fun way to increase your child’s social development with a creative way to learn. Children will develop skills to improve eye and hand coordination. • 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:

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

• 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) 4705546, 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 chainof-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 dis-

close his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil or call 4522342. • Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact NASP Community Outreach. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. Call 452-2532 or email nasp_ comm_outreach @ Navy.mil. • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www. USSALABAMA.com. • Fresh Start: Quit tobacco now The NAS Pensacola Safety Department, sponsored by Naval Hospital Pensacola, has a tobacco cessation program for NASP and NASP Corry Station called FreshStart. To register, and for more information, call 452-8167.


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Morale, Welfare and Recreation

New Cirque Italia show

Performers for the Cirque Italia during a pervious performance in Pensacola. This year, a brand new show to Pensacola will be performed April 12 through 15. Photo from www.facebook.com/ cirqueitalia1 From www.visitpensacola.com

Did you know Cirque Italia has two traveling shows? For the first time ever, the new “Gold Unit” is coming to Pensacola with the state of the art water show you will not want to miss April 12 through 15 at Cordova Mall. Beginning in 2017, Cirque Italia, the first traveling water

circus, introduced a second unit, the “Gold Unit,” a luxurious experience where technology and preforming arts are mixed to create a one-ofa-kind show. Now for 2018, a brand-new performance has been created. This new performance will feature an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every droplet of water meticulously.

Audience members can expect to see words and beautiful patterns as the water falls to the “lagoon” below. Cirque Italia is ready to provide a breathtaking experience. This new stage by itself is enough to amaze the most demanding audience, and synchronized with the most creative display of superhuman talent – the result is simply out of this world. The latest trends of the industry are challenged with every Cirque Italia appearance and this second unit is not going to be any different. A careful casting selection has united the best artists from all over the world. This production will feature acts all the way from Russia to Mexico. Cirque Italia believes in multiculturalism as one of its strongest assets. This new second unit also follows the same strict animalfree policy that makes the Water Circus stand out from other circus entertainment shows. Tickets can be purchased now starting at $10 to $50 depending on availability at the box office or online. Cirque Italia offers one free child admission with every full priced paying adult ticket in levels two or three. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or deals. For more information and a full schedule of performance dates and times, visit www. cirqueitalia.com and make sure to check all social media platforms.

C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY t “Love, Simon” (PG13) c 1 p.m. “Gringo” (R) h 2:30 p.m. “A Wrinkle in Time” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m.

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“Red Sparrow” (R) 7:30 p.m. “Gringo” (R) 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Love, Simon” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Gringo” (R) 7:30 p.m.

“A Wrinkle in Time” (PG) 3D: 2 p.m. 2D: 11 a.m.

“Early Man” (PG) 5 p.m.

“A Wrinkle in Time” (PG) 2D: 5:10 p.m.

“Black Panther” (PG13) 2D: 1:30 p.m. “Early Man” (PG) Noon “Gringo” (R) 4:30 p.m.

“Black Panther” (PG13) 2D: 3:30 p.m. “Annihilation” (R) 5 p.m.

“Rampage” (PG13) 5 p.m. This showing is free

“Red Sparrow” (R) 6:30 p.m.

“Red Sparrow” (R) 7 p.m.

“Game Night” (R) 7:30 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. Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola. com

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“Black Panther” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m. “Annihilation” (R) 7:30 p.m.

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.

• Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip June 23 through 24 in the to Cheaha Falls, Talladega National Forest, 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 of- Try this fice Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. Backpack- • Seabreeze Jazz ing 101 Skills Course Festival: MWR has is a prerequisite for all tickets to the 20th anNAS Pensacola back- nual Seabreeze Jazz packing trips. The next Festival to be hosted course is scheduled for at the Aaron Bessant tomorrow, April 7 tho- Park Amphitheater at rugh 8. See below for Pier Park, Panama more details. For more City Beach, April 18 information call 281- through 22. Tickets are available through 5489 or 452-6354. • Backpacking 101 NASP Tickets and Three-day Skills Course: In Travel. passes are $173 and preparation for the upfour-day passes are coming backpacking $216. For a full list trip in June, MWR will of prices, visit NASP be hosting a Backpacking 101 Skills Course Tickets and Travel or starting tomorrow, April call 452-6354. 7 through 8 and May 5 through 6. Course price is $40, 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 or 452-6354. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For children ages 5 to 17. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 3243146, 457-1421 or 457-1421or e-mail baldg6@ att.net. • Bookmark Contest: Make your mark this summer at the NASP Station Library. They will be celebrating national library week with a bookmark design contest. Submit your art for a chance to design the official bookmark for the Summer Reading Program. Contest runs from April 8 through 14. For more information call 452-4362. • Disco Cosmic Bowling: NASP Corry Station Bowling Center is hosting special disco fever Cosmic Bowling April 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30. Break out the bell-bottoms and leisure suits for a discounted entrance. Cost is $12 for adults or $10 with disco outfit and $6 for children 6 and under. For more information or to reserve a lane, call 452-6380. • Karate class: Shotokan Karate classes are $20 per month at Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, for active duty and family members ($22 for DoD). For more information call 452-7810, 452-7813 or 291-0940.

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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.

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Announcements The truly blessed store located at 607 New warrington Road needs plenty of doniations. Please help ArticlesArticles for Sale for Sale Wrought Iron Bistro Set. 30” tempered glass top with 2 stools (new gray cushions) Black. Great condition. $225.00 David@ (850)484-8998.

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For rent: well maintained clean home. Vintage/Collectable: 3BR/2.5BA. Large sun Southwoods Subdivision Campbell’s Soup Mugs 15 Curio Cabinet solid room, laundry room, Community Yard Sale. in all, Rosewood 78”H x 45”W large fenced in back April 7,2018 7AM-1PM.  $150.00 Call x 21” D, Elegant Asian yard, detached garage/ Located off of Blue Angel Darlene-850-516-9404 curving design. I bought in workroom, security Parkway and Stennis Hong Kong. Paid $2195, system. Great home – Drive. Come find your King Size Bedroom Set, sell $1195. exc cond great neighbors! Call for bargains! Ethan Allen 850-748-9286. more info. $1300. 850Headboard, 2 night stands 748-4701. 404 East Sunset Garage Sale Sat Apr 7, and triple dresser with Tree stand – climber – Avenue, Pensacola household items, infant Mirrors. older but solid. Summit toys and clothes, bike $350.00 call 850-516-9404 brand w/ safety harness. Room for rent. Fully parts, much more. 1383 $60. 497-1167 furnished. On Perdido Tara Dawn Lane, 7-noon. IGLOO Counter Top Ice Bay. WiFi. Kitchen & Maker. Makes ice in 7 Antique toy – exact washer dryer access. Off Annual Community Yard minutes great for camping/ 1930’s adult tricycle st parking. No pets. One Sale - Oak Hill Estates.  parties. Used once at replica. Steel base. Indian person only.  No smoking. Saturday, April 14, 2018 wedding. Stainless Steel. rubber tires. 14x14 inches. $600/mo. 850-455-7990. 7:00 am until noon.   $100.00. (850)484-8998. Great décor or for man (DAVID). cave. 417-1694 Lot for Sale by Owner Pens Sail and Power In Spanish Cove (Oaks) Squadron will teach FL 11 ft new kayak, Off shore fishing Penn Lillian Alabama Approx. “Boating Safety Class” two swivel seats, all snapper or trolling rod w/ 148 deep X 78 wide 6pm starting April 17(4 accessories plus trailer. Shimano lever drag reel. Call Ed  for more info or nites)Free tuition (book Used twice $2,000. 239$80. 454-9486 viewing 850-368-5531 or $40)@PSC Warrington. 410-6621 850-261-1658 Auto 850-776-9736 Auto New Adult Workman OPEN HOUSE Friday Trike 3-speed recumbent FOR SALE: 2006 Black Place your ad by and Saturday 11-1pm! 330 bike with side by side Honda Civic. 4 door. Bunker Hill Drive in Lake bucket seats. Combined City/Hwy phone Charlene. Lake view home REG $1999 30 MPG.  140K miles. at 850-433-1166 with 3 bed/3 Ba 2173 NOW $1400 OBO Bought brand new and ext. 25 SQ FT. updated home! 850 944-7558 still in EXCELLENT Mon–Fri 850.382.0981 condition. Asking 8:30 am to 5 pm $6000.00. 

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Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola