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MATSG-21 sergeant major post and relief today, April 7 From Maj. David Cheek Manpower Officer MATSG-21
In a ceremony held today, April 7, at 2 p.m., in the National Naval Aviation Museum, Sgt. Major Joseph C. Gray will accept responsibility from Sgt. Major Stacy N. Pruitt as the group sergeant major for Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 (MATSG-21).
Sgt. Major Joseph C. Gray
Gray reports to NAS Pensacola for the first time in his career as he transfers to MATSG-21 from serving as the Barracks Sergeant Major for 8th and I, Washington D.C. Gray will be the senior enlisted Marine Corps advocate for naval aviation training. He will advise the commander on enlisted matters pertaining to a headquarters group and subordinate units to include: Marine Detachment Corry Station; Combat Dive School; Marine Detach-
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NASP observes Alcohol Awareness Month with 2 years free of ARI By Ens. Jacob Kotlarski NASP Public Affairs
Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) broke a record April 4 when it officially logged two years free of any alcohol related incidents (ARI). The milestone was noted on a wooden board, which is on display at the quarterdeck. The board is updated on a daily basis so everyone who enters NASP headquarters will be reminded of the importance of responsible alcohol use. The tally board has been on display since Dec. 19, 2014, but this is the first time that the 730-day mark has been reached. NASP Commanding Officer, Capt. Christopher Martin, expressed his pride in the command’s achievement.
“Two years is such an important milestone,” he said. “I am so proud of the base personnel who continue to set the example on how to be responsible both on and off duty.” The achievement is also of note because has April been designated as Alcohol Awareness Month by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) since 1987. Programs from Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) help Sailors be responsible with alcohol and assist some with alcoholism and recovery. Programs such as “Keep What You’ve Earned” and “Who Will Stand Your Watch” encourage responsible drinking among Sailors by
Happy 124th birthday, U.S. Navy chief petty officers ... One hundred and twenty-four years ago, April 1, 1893, Navy General Order 409 established the rate of chief petty officer (CPO) – at that time, the highest enlisted rank in the United States Navy. (Above) Onboard NAS Pensacola, HMC Henry Gonzales, left, and AMCS Pasquale Moreland prepare to raise the flag at morning colors March 31. (Below) NASP CPOs assemble for a group photo. Photos by Mike O’Connor
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NMCRS receives $35K from golf tournament
VolEd support hours adjusted to match demand ...
sacola. For 17 years, the credit union has hosted an annual charity golf tournament to raise funds on behalf of the society, which is unable to solicit their own funding. The Pensacola society is ranked second in the nation, behind the Washington, D.C., society, for receiving the most financial support by its community. “We are gratified and excited to know that nearly 100 service members and families will get that little extra assistance they need
The Navy’s Virtual Education Center’s (VEC) support hours are being adjusted effective April 3 to match peak demand. The new hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday; the VEC may be reached by calling: (877) 838-1659 or DSN 492-4684. Get the latest information by following Navy Voluntary Education on Facebook: https: // www. facebook. com/ NavyVoluntary Education.
From Melissa Dandridge Pen Air Federal Credit Union
The Friends of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization facilitated by Pen Air Federal Credit Union (Pen Air), presented a check to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) of Pensacola at the 17th annual Friends of the NMCRS, Inc. Charity Golf Tournament March 31 at A.C. Read Golf Course. Since 2000, Pen Air has given more than $435,000 to further the mission of NMCRS at NAS Pen-
when times get tough,” said Mark Harden, director of the NMCRS of Pensacola. “Annually Sailors, Marines and their families benefit from this charity golf tournament that is professionally run, and is always sold out. This year there was an extra special surprise, they raised their donation from $25,000 to $35,000.” The funds given will be used for programs such as See NMCRS on page 2
Blues announce new CO prised of 10 admirals and former commanding officers selected The U.S. Cmdr. Eric Navy Flight Doyle to sucDemonstraceed Cmdr. t i o n Ryan BernacSquadron, the chi. Blue Angels, Applicants announced are required to the comhave a minimanding offimum of 3,000 cer for the flight hours 2018 and and be in cur2019 seasons Cmdr. Eric Doyle rent comat a press mand or have conference at the National had past command of a Naval Aviation Museum tactical jet squadron. onboard NAS Pensacola Doyle, a native of April 4. A selection panel comSee Blues CO on page 2 From Blue Angels Public Affairs
Sgt. Major Stacy N. Pruitt
ment Fort Benning; Marine Detachment Eglin AFB; and Marine Detachment Fort Gordon. He will also provide necessary administrative and logistical support to several other regionally located units. Pruitt is a native of Laurel, Miss., and graduated from Marine Corps See MATSG-21 on page 2
NAS Pensacola CO signs SAAPM proclamation ... NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin teamed up April 3 with representatives from NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and Navy Sexual Assault Response (SAPR) personnel to sign a proclamation designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM). The Navy’s theme for 2017 is “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission.” For more information, see Gosport’s page B1 “Life” section. Photo by Mike O’Connor
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celebrating the achievements in their Navy careers and educate Sailors about the consequences of poor decisions regarding alcohol. For more information on NADAP programs, go to http:// www. public. navy.mil/ BUPERSNPC/ SUPPORT/ 21ST_CENTURY_ SAILOR/ NADAP/ Pages/default2.aspx For more news from NAS Pensacola, go to http:// www. cnic. navy. mil/ regions/cnrse/ installations/ nas_pensacola. html For more on NCADD, go to https:// www. ncadd. org/ aboutncadd/ events-awards/ alcoholawareness-month.
Two years free of alcohol-related incidents (ARI): BM2 William Traxel updates a board on the quarterdeck of NAS Pensacola Command Headquarters (Bldg. 1500) to reflect 730 days – two years – without an ARI offense. Photo by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski
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League City, Texas, joins the Blue Angels after serving as the Commanding Officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113. His previous assignments include six squadron tours, where he flew the F/A-18 Hornet and F-22A Raptor as an Operational Test Pilot. He has deployed in support of Operations Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Inherent Resolve. Doyle attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1996. He earned his commission through the Officer Candidate School in Pensacola. Doyle has more than 3,000 flight hours and 600 carrier-arrested landings. His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal (with combat V), Navy Commendation Medals (one with combat V), Navy Achievement Medal, as well as various campaign and unit awards. “This was a childhood dream come true,” said Doyle. “My motivation to become a pilot came from watching the Blue Angels.” Doyle will serve as commanding officer and flight leader for the 2018 and 2019 Blue Angels air show seasons. He will report for initial training in Pensacola in September and officially take command of the squadron at the end of the air show season in November. The change-of-command ceremony is slated for Nov. 12 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. As the Blue Angels’ commanding officer, Doyle will lead a squadron of 130 personnel and serve as the demonstration flight leader, flying the No.1 jet. The Blue Angels perform for 11 million people annually across the United States, and are scheduled to perform 61 shows in 33 locations for the 2018 season.
Pure Praxis brings SAAPM message to NASP ... April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). Pure Praxis, an internationally recognized theater group contracted with Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), presented a series of performances April 4-5 onboard NAS Pensacola. The shows drew upon audience participation to teach positive, creative and safe solutions to difficult life situations. (Above, below) Service members answer questions and perform in skits addressing dating situations. Photos by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski
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Recruit Training at Paris Island, S.C., in 1989. This tour will serve as Pruitt’s final Marine Corps duty assignment as he retires in the local Pensacola area. Pruitt’s most recent assignment as MATSG-21’s sergeant major highlights more than 28 years of honorable and faithful service. MATSG-21 provides administrative support to assigned personnel in addition to other tasks as directed by the commandant. This support is directed primarily toward personnel in the Naval Aviation Technical Training Center with support to 10 ancillary activities. While the MATSG mission is administrative in nature, the command monitors the flow of students through the school houses, provides Marine Corps discipline and Marine Corps training.
quick assistance loans, Budget for Baby workshops, emergency travel loans, education assistance, health education and post-combat support, disaster relief and financial assistance and counseling. In the past year, more than 2,000 military families were assisted by these programs from the Pensacola society. “For Pen Air, it’s all about enhancing lives and military families are a top priority,” said Stu Ramsey, president/CEO of Pen Air. “We are here to help our service members always, but especially in times of financial need. It’s important to us that our troops have the financial education and assistance they need so that they can do what they do best, serve and protect our country.” About Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society: Since 1904, the mission of the NavyMarine Corps Relief Society is to provide financial, educational and other needbased assistance to active-duty and retired
(Left-right) Stu Ramsey, president/CEO of Pen Air, Mark Harden and Amanda Shadden of NMCRS of Pensacola, Lt. Col Anthony Frost, Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Marks and NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin.
Sailors, Marines, and their eligible family members and survivors. The organization helps service members improve their personal financial skills and encourages individual financial responsibility. For more information, visit nmcrs.org. As the largest and oldest credit union
“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 (April 7 photo at right). 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) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). No winner last week.
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Modern inconveniences make life more stressful By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
ying there before dawn, under the rumpled covers of our bed, I squeeze the minute muscles of my eyelids in hopes of delaying the morning grind. I don’t want to face the daily onslaught of snooze buttons, tartar control toothpaste, sassy teenagers and car pools. I would rather not fluff the darks, scrape the burnt edges off the toast, or rub mascara smudges from under my eyes. I’m in no rush to deal with my daughter’s latest wardrobe crisis, who took the phone charger again, or where I left my cup of coffee this time. I would rather wallow in a dream state, riding in a convertible Camero with the Muppets or having a cotton candy picnic while wearing a fancy hat. But often, in the “hour of the wolf” when I should be dreaming, I’m worrying about losing control. These feelings could be caused by middle-aged hormones, third month of deployment blues, or lingering heartburn from last night’s tacos, but I’m convinced that the ever-increasing demands our hectic 21st century
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lifestyle causes increased stress. Today, people can’t live without mobile apps, microfleece, coffee pods, lumbar support, hypoallergenic pets, and teeth whiteners. We can’t eat without considering glycemic indexes, free radicals, growth hormones, corn syrup solids and gluten. It’s no wonder we’re so busy, coating our skins with PABAfree SPF lotions, updating our social media profiles, cleansing our colons, and being concerned about green energy efficiency. Even our children worry about antibiotics in their milk, “likes” on Instagram, helmet laws, game system updates, and whether or not their peanut butter sandwich will send a classmate into anaphylactic shock. Life was so much simpler in the ’70s. I would thump out of bed in my highly flammable polyester nightgown, and remove the faux-denim strap of my headgear before
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 andpotatoesoflife.com. padding off to the kitchen for a bowl of gum-shredding Captain Crunch or non-freerange eggs with buttered Wonder bread and canned Donald Duck orange juice. Over breakfast, I would
wonder what the day might bring. Would my mom agree to drop me off at the pool after she was done sunbathing in her rollers? Would the kid next door want to swing on our swing set, or was there still a beehive in the metal tube? Would my dad let me ride my banana-seat bike into town if I promised to pick him up a pack of Salems from the pull-lever cigarette machine in the diner on the way home? The lack of modern conveniences meant that my biggest worry was whether my brother would chase me around the neighborhood again holding a stick with speared dog poop on the end. Even as a teen, my life was unencumbered by the trappings of the modern world. I slogged through school like everyone else, gauging my enjoyment of each day by such mundane triumphs as staying awake in Geometry class and having pizza or burgers on the cafeteria menu. At night, I would talk to my best friend on the wall telephone, sorting out our insecurities over double chins and popularity. On weekends, we would sneak into the local drive in, walk around the mall
slurping Orange Juliuses, or borrow her parents’ Ford Fairmont to cruise past the local arcade in hopes that the boys would stop playing Asteroids long enough to notice us. Although I truly believed that my lack of curling iron skills could potentially leave me without a boyfriend and therefore ruin my entire life, I had no real worries other than a normal dose of teen angst. Now as a stressed adult, I’ve wondered, “After such a carefree upbringing, why is it that I’m ridden with guilt over using incandescent bulbs, my eye twitches when I hear my smartphone message notifications, and I can’t cope with the pressure to choose the right sugar substitute?” Surely, there’s a tipping point when the “conveniences” designed to make life easier become so pervasive, that managing them takes more intelligence, physical energy, and organizational skills than most human beings possess. This begs the question: What really matters? In the dawn before each day, I remind myself of the answer. It may be different for each person, but it’s always the same.
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75 years later: A mark in history the USS Bataan will never forget By MC1 Kegan Kay USS Bataan Public Affairs
here are certain dates that are memorialized in history, dates that have shaped who we are as a nation, a country and the world. Dec. 7, 1941, in the peaceful quiet hours on a Sunday morning, Pearl Harbor would soon awaken to a devastating attack, marking the beginning of a Japanese campaign. Within 10 hours, the Japanese would launch an attack on the Philippines. By Dec. 23, 1941, Gen. Douglas MacArthur ordered the withdrawal from the fortified north of Luzon to the narrow jungle of the Bataan peninsula where U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps combined with American-trained Filipino forces to continue the fight against the Japanese. This unified defense, known as the “Battling Bastards of Bataan,” for the next few months would face harrowing conditions, rampant disease, malnutrition and a severe lack of supplies and ammunition. History books make very little mention of the date April 9, 1942, but it was this day that Maj. Gen. Edward King Jr., surrendered against orders from MacArthur and Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, with Corregidor surrendering less than a month later. Historians dubbed what happened next as the “Bataan Death March,” as approximately 75,000 American and Filipino service members marched 65 grueling miles, signifying one of World War II’s earliest recorded accounts of the savage treatment of prisoners, with more than 21,000 lives being claimed
within the first week due to starvation, exhaustion and abuse from their captors. Death would continue to follow due to poor conditions aboard Japanese “hell ships” transporting them to prisoner of war camps in Japan and it is said that two of every three Americans who defended Bataan and Corregidor never returned home. This year, USS Bataan (LHD 5) will commemorate the 75th memorial anniversary of the Battle of Bataan and pay homage to the brave and determined American-Filipino forces from whom the ship receives her namesake. “It is very important for those who come after us to understand what happened to us and understand the past and the strong heritage of the U.S. Navy,” remarked Jim Brockman, curator of the National American Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor Museum Education and Research Center (NADBC Museum). To assist with the celebration, Brockman and representatives from the NADBC Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command, and General Dou-
(Left to right) John Pentangelo, from the Hampton Roads Naval Museum; Jim Brockman and David Hubbard, from the National American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum; Duane Trowbridge, a World War II veteran; Joe Judge and Jeffery Barta from Naval History and Heritage Command and MM1 Jose Paz take time for a group photo Feb. 3 in front of a boiler aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The museum representatives presented historic photos, books written by survivors of the Bataan Death March and documentary movies regarding the Battle of Bataan during a presentation ceremony to the ship’s crew. Photo by MC1 Kegan E. Kay
glas MacArthur Museum, visited the ship and provided invaluable historical pieces to the ship’s museum.
Brockman. “It is one of the few battles not to be memorialized and the USS Bataan keeps the memory of what those men and
American prisoners of war with their hands tied behind their backs, during the march. They are identified as (left-right) Samuel Stenzler, Frank Spear and James Gallagher. U.S. Marine Corps photo
“It is very important that USS Bataan is tangible and folks can see it as a reminder of the battle and the history of both the ship and World War II,” continued
Capt. Eric Pfister, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), speaks to the crew during an all-hands call Feb. 1. Bataan was in Norfolk, Va., preparing for an upcoming deployment. Photo by MCSN Zachariah Grabill
women went through in World War II alive and part of our history.” “It helps the American people remember and commemorate the valor and sacrifices of past generations, while educating and inspiring a new generation of heroes in today’s Navy,” added Jeffrey Barta, deputy director for Museum Operation Division, Naval History and Heritage Command. In a presentation ceremony in front of the ship’s crew, Brockman presented historic photos, books written by survivors of the Bataan Death March and documentary movies regarding the Battle of Bataan and spoke to gathered crew members and urged them “to continue to keep the history of Bataan alive.” “Unlike other ships, which are
named after an individual, this ship embodies a very significant historical event in military history,” said Brockman. “You are truly a world-class fighting ship and the crew has a dedication I have not seen on the ships I have been stationed on.” To further mark the 75th memorial anniversary, the ship is remodeling the ship’s museum, the Jose Calugas Museum, and the ship’s distinguished visitors quarters, the General Jonathan Wainwright Suite, which will include the new contributions from the NHHC and NADBC museum. “We name our ships for specific reasons and lessons learned,” said Barta. “The valor of the men and women of Bataan, both past and present, cannot be forgotten. The Chief of Naval Operations has charged us with ‘accelerated learning’ and one way to achieve that is by remembering who we are and where we came from, and why we do the things we do.” Dates and events are highlighted in the history books, but it is the individuals whose stories and experience truly define the magnitude and the weight they carry and the effect they bring about to our future. When it comes to learning from our history, Barta urged everyone to “Learn it. Remember it. Live it. Make your own history.” “Every ship, squadron and unit should follow Bataan’s example when it comes to learning and commemorating our rich history and heritage,” said Barta.
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Navy Week anchors on the Gulf Coast By M. Dawn Scott Navy Office of Community Outreach
ILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – Mississippians will welcome the U.S. Navy to the Gulf Coast through April 8, with units coming from around the country to celebrate the bicentennial of Mississippi statehood and the 75th anniversary of the Seabees. Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week’s purpose is to share the Navy’s story with the people of the community and raise awareness of the Navy, its mission and its people. To help with this, there are multiple events scheduled throughout the week, including jumps by the Navy Parachute Team, the Leapfrogs, static displays of oceanographic systems and underwater drones with Sailors from the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, multiple performances by Navy Band Southeast and school visits with Sailors from USS Mississippi (SSN 782) and USS Ramage (DDG 61), as well as Naval Construction Group 2. This year, Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week will be hosted by two senior Navy leaders with connections to the region. Rear Adm. Bret Muilenburg, commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and chief of the Civil Engineer
Corps, having been stationed in Gulfport, and Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet, commander, Meteorology and Naval Oceanography Command, currently stationed aboard Stennis Space Center, will serve as flag hosts. Muilenburg said he was eager to visit a region that holds such a special place in his memory and career. “It’s an honor to be able to come back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for Navy Week,” said Muilenburg. “This region has supported our Seabees throughout their history, and the people certainly supported me during my time here. It’s always important for the Navy to share our mission with citizens in local communities, but it is a distinct pleasure to share that mission and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Seabees in such a special place.” Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes, Gallaudet and other local digni-
Sailors from Navy Band Southeast perform in the auditorium of Houston Community College during last year’s Houston Navy Week. Navy Weeks focus a variety of assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a week-long series of engagements designed to bring America’s Navy closer to the people it protects, in cities that may not have a large naval presence. Photo by PO3 Craig Z. Rodarte
taries will conduct a ceremony with the presentation of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week proclamation, April 1, at Centennial Plaza during the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration. This celebration is just one of many ways the state is recognizing the bicentennial of statehood throughout the year. “It has been a privilege to serve in this great state for the past three years,” said Gallaudet, who also served a prior tour in Mississippi earlier in his career. “As the only flag officer stationed in the state of Mississippi, the opportunity to be a part of Navy Week was too good to pass up. This region goes all out to
support their service members, and I’m proud to be a part of a week celebrating the relationship the Navy maintains with the Mississippi Gulf Coast.” Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week, the third of 15 Navy Weeks for 2017, will culminate in honoring the 75th anniversary of the “Can Do” men and women of the Naval Construction Force for Seabee Day 2017 at Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport. The event is open to the public and begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow, April 8. It will include live music, carnival attractions and a chance for the public to interact with U.S. Navy Sailors.
Join the conversation about Mississippi Gulf Coast Navy Week using the hashtag #navyweek http:// www. facebook. com/ Navy Outreach. On Twitter: @NavyOutreach. For Instagram users: @US_ Navy_ Outreach. For more information about Seabee Day 2017 visit https:// www. facebook. com/ SeabeeDayGulfport. For more information about Gulf Coast Navy Week visit http://www.outreach.navy.mil/ navy-weeks/Gulfport-Biloxi. For more information, visit http:// www. navy. mil, http:// www. facebook. com/usnavy, or http://www. twitter. com/ usnavy.
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NAS Whiting Field recognized with CNO 2016 Environmental Award From Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer
he environmental and energy management teams at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) were recently named one of just 30 recipients of recognition under the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards program. The awards honor exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship among nominated ships, installations and individuals on an annual basis. NASWF took honors in the Sustainability, Non-Industrial category. Awards are presented in 10 categories. “Congratulations to all our accomplished winners for their impressive achievements in protecting environmental assets while maintaining mission readiness,” Vice Adm. P. H. Cullom stated in the announcement message from March 15. “The Navy commends you for your innovative and tireless efforts to demonstrate environmental stewardship and ensure national
security. Bravo Zulu.” A number of elements of the Environmental Program at the installation received special mention in the nomination package. They included the team’s efforts toward protecting endangered or species of concern during the preliminary work on NOLF Holley’s photovolataic (solar) farm, and the implementation of sustainable processes for treatment of base drinking water. NAS Whiting Field was also praised for its sustainable and efficient design features in the Paraloft facility and the energy and water savings generated by continuous improvements throughout the base. The team also highlighted
NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau receives a high-efficiency LED fluorescent light bulb from Gulf Power representative Foster Ware III to symbolically kick off the $9.8 million Utilities Energy Services Contract (UESC) onboard the installation. The contract is expected to save approximately $500,000 a year in energy costs for NASWF. The UESC was one of several innovations highlighted in the nomination package for the environmental sustainability award the NASWF Public Works team earned recently. U.S. Navy file photo
its participation and outreach with the local community through more than a dozen different boards and environmentally related events. These
included: the Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA program (the longest tenured military installation in the program in Florida); Blackwater
NASWF earns Personal Excellence Flagship Award From Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) recognized Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s (NASWF) outstanding support to their community with an Honorable Mention for the Personal Excellence Flagship Award. The award is presented annually to commands who engage in outstanding community service activities that promote academics, life skills and civic education for youth. “Congratulations ... This award recog-
nizes our outstanding community service ... but, most importantly, it acknowledges that our actions have truly made a difference,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau said. “Well done shipmates.” Nearly 80 members of NAS Whiting Field’s team participated in programs designed to help youths in the local community. These programs included: Celebrate Literacy Week, Sea Cadets, Men in Action of Milton Florida, Civil Air Patrol, Big Brother Big Sister and more. The team supported these organization with nearly 5,000
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hours of volunteer service. Ultimately, their efforts impacted more then 3,200 children. The award is managed by Commander Navy Installations Command and is presented to commands in six categories. NAS Whiting Field was recognized in the Medium Ashore category. “Congratulations to all our deserving award winners,” Vice Adm. J.G. Foggo stated in the message announcing the awards. “I thank you for your partnership with the surrounding communities and ongoing support of the Navy Community Service Program.”
River Liaison Panel; the Clean Marina Program; The Gulf Coast Plains Ecosystem Partnership; Division of Forestry Smoke Management; and many others. “With 13 outlying properties in addition to NAS Whiting Field, the environmental and energy management programs have an incredibly diverse amount of holdings to oversee and they do it extremely well,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau said. “Their hard work not only makes NAS Whiting Field a better place to work, but their outreach helps to ensure the pristine environments of Santa Rosa County. I couldn’t be more proud of their achievements.”
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Flight academy offering spring cruises The National Flight Academy, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, has announced spring break three-day cruise programs. Registration is open for fifth-grade through 12th-grade students. Subjects will include aerodynamics, meteorology and physics. Programs are scheduled for April 9-11 and April 16-18. The cost is $399 per student. For registration information, call 308-8948 or go to www.NationalFlightAcademy.com.
Navy nurses to hold quarterly meeting
The quarterly luncheon meeting of Gulf Coast Chapter of the Navy Nurse Corps Association (GCNNCA) is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. today, April 7, at Rico Mexican Restaurant, 830 North Navy Blvd. A guest speaker is scheduled. All former, current, reserve and retired Navy nurses are invited. You do not need to be a member to attend. For more information or to make reservations, contact Vicki Coyle at (251) 942-6382 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Language test appointments available The Navy Foreign Language Testing Office NASP Testing Lab is accepting appointment request from personnel interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB), and the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages. Tests are administered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the testing lab in Bldg. 634 (former NAS Navy College office). Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, contact email@example.com.
Women’s group plans retreat April 8 The annual ladies retreat presented by the Protestant Women of the Chapel at Naval Air Station Pensacola is scheduled for tomorrow, April 8, at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. Guest speaker will be Caitlin Gibson, a military wife and Christian speaker. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register, text or call Linda Hawthorne at 2216050 or Wanda Roberts at 291-4545.
Child safety event planned for April 8
The KlaasKids Foundation, a non-profit organization, and Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep will present a KlaasKids Print-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, April 8, at the dealership at 6171 Pensacola Blvd. Children will be fingerprinted and photographed, and a packet of child safety tools will be provided. Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep is underwriting the program so that there is no charge to families. For more information, call 476-9078.
American Legion car shows planned
American Legion Post No. 240, 8666 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting a series of car shows from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of every month until November. The events are open to the public. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and rat rods can be registered for a donation of $5. The events will also feature fried catfish beginning at noon until the fish runs out. For more information, contact Trent Hathaway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NMCRS offers Budget for Baby classes All expectant families or families of recently adopted infants from all branches (active-duty, retirees and their dependents) are welcome to attend Budget for Baby classes offered by the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). Class participants can register to receive a handknitted blanket and learn how to develop and implement a savings plan to meet the needs of their new families. They will learn about local resources, financial assistance and volunteer opportunities, and they will have fun while attending. Eligible families will also receive a baby layette. Classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon April 13 and May 11 and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 8. at the NASP NMCRS office, 91 Radford Blvd., Bldg. 191. For more information or to register, call 4522300.
City’s Easter event planned for April 8 The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department will present the annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, April 8, at Roger Scott Athletic Complex. Activities will include carnival games, photos with the Easter Bunny, a Bunny Hop (cake walk) and a bubble station. Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Manna Food Pantries. For more information, call 436-5670 or visit PlayPensacola.com.
Sailing regatta planned April 8 The Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola (NYCP) will celebrate its 86th anniversary with a regatta tomorrow, April 8, in Pensacola Bay. The NYCP also will participate in the newly established Pensacola Bay Championship Series. Registration is available via the Regatta Network (www.regattanetwork.com) and is mandatory. For more information, go to www.navypnsyc.org and click on the racing program tab. Registration also will be open at Bayou Grande Marina starting at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, April 8. Entry fee is $35 with US Sailing membership and $40 for non-members. The skipper’s briefing will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, April 8. For those who can’t attend, information will be passed along on VHF radio channel 69 at 11:45 a.m. The race start is scheduled for noon. Post-race activities will be at Bayou Grande Marina. For onshore information, contact Jim Parsons at 384-4575 or jimparsons@ bellsouth.net. For race information and docking availability, contact Ken Pyle at (479) 6510292 or email@example.com.
Reunion planned for underage veterans
The national reunion of the Veterans of Underage Military Service (VUMS) is scheduled for April 2426 at Ashton Inn & Suites, 910 North Navy Blvd., in Pensacola. If you are interested in attending the reunion or want more information about the organization, contact Al Brandon, VUMS Southeast regional commander, at 542-7595.
Event combines music and barbecue St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 140 West Government St. will present the Blues and BarBQ event from noon to 7 p.m. April 29 and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 30. This is the second year for the event, which supports the parish’s free medical clinic and food and clothing ministries. This year, there will be more bands, barbecue, silent auction items and arts and crafts. For more information, contact Linda Radomski at 932-8584.
Kiwanis Club plans golf tournament For the 18th year, the Kiwanis Club of Big Lagoon is presenting a golf tournament to support the Take Stock in Children scholarship program. The tournament is scheduled for tomorrow, April 8, at the Perdido Bay Golf Club. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 11 a.m. A shotgun start is scheduled for noon. For more information, call 450-3387 or 501-0605 or go to www.facebook.com/biglagoonkiwanis.
Commissary to be open on Easter Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, will be open regular hours (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on Easter, April 16. A Pensacola Commissary customer appreciation case lot sale is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28-29 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30. For more information, call 452-6880.
ROWWA to elect new officers April 13 The Retired Officers’ Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA) will meet for lunch April 13 at Franco’s, 523 East Gregory St., for the annual election of officers. Guests are invited to attend. A social gathering will start at 11 a.m. Luncheon cost is $20. To make reservations, contact Mary Chase at 995-4466 no later than Jan. 9. For membership information, contact Molly Werner at 292-9756.
Memorial Day contests open to students
The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation will be accepting submissions for the Memorial Day essay and art contest through May 12. Elementary to high school age students can participate. Artwork must be no bigger than standard poster board. Any medium is allowed (paint, pencil, markers, collages, etc.) The essay prompt is: “Many people have sacrificed their life in service for our country. How does this effect you, your friends and family today?” Elementary (K-5) submissions should be one to two pages and can include artwork. Middle school (grades 6-8) submissions should be one to two pages typed. High school (grades 9-12) submission should be two to three pages typed. Retired Navy Cmdr. Lisa Rawson is the contest
administrator. Judging criteria is originality, thoughtfulness, creativity and a demonstration that the writer understood the prompt and stayed on topic. The essay should also demonstrate love of country and patriotism. Contest winners will be notified May 22. Entries can be submitted electronically at veteransmemorialparkpensacola.org.
Manager to talk about local state parks The next meeting of the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library (FSWBL) is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 10 at the Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway. The guest speaker will be State Park Manager Geoffrey Davidson, who manages Big Lagoon, Tarkiln Bayou and Perdido Key state parks. FSWBL partners with Big Lagoon State Park to present the Southwest Branch Library Summer Reading Club, an educational entertainer weekly during June and July at the amphitheater. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” For information, call 453-7780 or go to mywfpl.com.
CREDO resiliency workshop offered
A Personal Resiliency Workshop is being offered 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The workshop will help foster your personal holistic growth including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects. The workshop will take place at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. Active-duty service members (including reservists in active status) and their spouses are eligible to attend. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop teaches suicide prevention
A SafeTALK workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon April 20 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources. For more information or to register, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at email@example.com.
Easter events planned in Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, has announced two Easter events. The Easter EGGstravaganza is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon April 15. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The event will feature puppets, games, candy and prizes, a hotdog lunch and an Easter egg hunt. Children should bring a basket to collect eggs. An Easter Sunrise Service on Bayou Grande is scheduled for 6:14 a.m. April 16 at Bill Dickson Park, 3151 Fenceline Road, in Pleasant Grove Admission is free and the public is welcome. Participants should bring chairs. For more information on either event, call the church office at 492-1518.
Earth Day celebration to be April 22 Earth Day Pensacola, in association with the March for Science, 350 Pensacola and Play Pensacola Parks and Recreation will present the 47th annual Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at Bayview Park, 2001 East Lloyd St. The March for Science will take place at 9 a.m. The theme for Earth Day 2017 is Energy, Transportation and Sustainability. Vendors will present information about share riding, public transportation, hybrid vehicles, wind and solar energy, gardening and water education. Children’s activity area are planned along with food, music, dancing and yoga. For more information, go to earthday pensacola.org.
College funds available from AFCEA Local high school students pursuing advanced education in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) are eligible for Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) scholarships. The AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter is making $10,000 in college funds available to local high school graduates as a result of sponsor support of CyberThon 2017. The AFCEA Pensacola board of directors will award up to 10 scholarships of $1,000 each. Additional information, application documents and submission instructions are available at http://afceapensacola.org/scholarships. The deadline for application submission is April 20, with awards announced by May 15. In addition, CyberThon funds will support cybersecurity summer camps presented by the AFCEA Pensacola Chapter and other STEM teaching grants made to local elementary and middle schools.
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with Westwater Arts:
BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
BARBER Overture to The School for Scandal
SAINT-SAENS Piano Concerto No. 5 “The Egyptian” R. STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
RAVEL La Valse
Dvořák Symphony No. 9
GINASTERA Dances of Estancia BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
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with Dee Daniels, vocalist Dee Daniels brings her swing, soul, and blues inspired program celebrating Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee, and more to ring in the New Year with us!
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SILVERMAN The Kiss and the Chaos Incidental Music for Il Distratto KENJI BUNCH Cello Concerto Embrace in C Major
COPLAND Suite from The Tender Land
Scott Kluksdahl, cello & UWF Singers
HAYDN Depiction of Chaos, from The Creation
MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2
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with Gil Shaham, violin The Classical Mystery Tour returns to perform the legendary music of the Beatles, live in concert with the Pensacola Symphony.
BERLIOZ Symphony Fantastique
Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese
with Santiago Rodriguez, piano
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NETPDC Civilian of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight
April is Sexual Assault Awareness
Navy announces SAAPM 2017 theme From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
ASHINGTON (NNS) – Navy leaders announced March 30 the 2017 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) theme of “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission.” This awareness month is designed to enhance year-round efforts to eliminate the crime of sexual assault and ensure all Sailors are treated with dignity and respect. “It is up to all of us to root out destructive behavior, whenever and wherever we see it happen, in person and online. Preventing sexual assault relies on leadership and teamwork and its foundation is trust and respect,” said Rear Adm. Ann Burkhardt, director, 21st Century Sailor Office. “We’re telling Sailors, the difference starts with you. This year’s theme highlights the role everyone plays in stopping sexual assault and how critical that is to keeping us ready to carry out our mission.” Over the last two weeks, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) released several messages to the fleet discouraging destructive behaviors and highlighting the importance of teamwork to solve this problem. “The very best teams perform best across the board. They have no place for toxic behavior that weakens the team –
they are laser-focused on continually improving their performance,” said Adm. John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). “If you see these behaviors anywhere, step in – there are no bystanders on our team. Intervene and stop the behavior.” Richardson asked command leaders to engage with their Sailors at the small team level to talk about what respect looks like at work, at home and online. During the month of April and throughout the year, commands are encouraged to address sexual violence through leadership engagement at all levels with small focus groups to discuss each Sailor’s role in ensuring their shipmates can live and work in a safe environment free from sexist behaviors, sexual harassment, hazing or sexual assault and to address how alcohol misuse impairs decision making. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has created the SAAPM 2017 Toolkit which provides Sailors ideas on how to host local activities to include SAPR symposiums, active intervention
Onboard NAS Pensacola, (left-right) AC1 Elizabeth Viger, SAPR point of contact (POC) assistant; AC2 Kristie Perry, collateral duty Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC); and AC1 Diana Guess, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate (VA), look over an NAS Pensacola Sexual Assault Prevention Month (SAAPM) poster with SAPR POC AOC Chris Moseley. Photo by Mike O’Connor
workshops and other command events that maintain the goal of increasing progress in preventing sexual assault. Information like the toolkit, as well as references and resources can be found online at www.navy.mil/saapm. The website also includes resources for victims of sexual assault to reach out and get help. SAAPM efforts go hand-in-hand with the ongoing need to address character and leadership skills across the Navy. Strengthening and broadening leader de-
velopment remains a key objective of the gold line of effort in “A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority.” For more information, go to www.navy.mil/saapm. For more information, visit http:// www. navy. mil, http:// www. facebook. com/ usnavy, or http://www. twitter.com/ usnavy. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit http://www. navy. mil/ local/ cnp/.
NAS Pensacola SAAPM awareness events for next week • All month: All Month “Start by Believing” campaign. • April 10: SAPR Knowledge at NIOC with questions and candy for correct answer (all week). • April 10: Board Game SAPR Awareness – Blue Angels. • April 11: Teal Tuesday (All Tuesdays in April). Wear teal-colored cloth-
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Help available 24/7/365 SAPR VA 449-9231 Civilian VA 293-4561 SARC Duty Phone 554-5606
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ing to create SAAPM awareness. • April 11: Health Relationships Display 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the quarterdeck at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP). • April 12: Social Media Awareness Day. Change your Facebook photo to SAAPM related theme. • April 13: Twitter Thursday. Military and civilian personnel are encouraged to
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post #SAAPM Tweets. • April 14: Information table at the Navy Exchange onboard NASP, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • April 14: Denim day at NMOTC. • April 14: Green Dot Pancake Breakfast at U.S. Air Force. For more information on SAAPM events, call Alice Campis at 452-5328.
Jokes & Groaners Awful gardening jokes Junk vegetables: The elementary school cook prided herself on the healthy meals she provided with lots of vegetables and fruits. When the power failed one day, the cook couldn’t serve a hot meal in the cafeteria, so at the last minute he whipped up great stacks of peanut-butterand-jelly sandwiches. As one little girl filled her plate, she said, “It’s about time. At last – a home-cooked meal.” Q: What do you call a country where the people drive only pink cars? A: A pink carnation. Q: What do you get if you cross a four-leaf clover with poison ivy? A: A rash of good luck. Q: Everyone knows how the Green Giant dresses when he works in the field. But when he goes to a corporate board meeting, what does he usually wear? A: A three-peas suit.
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NETPDC selects security assistant as CoQ By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Public Affairs
he security assistant for the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) was honored as the Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) for the first quarter of 2017 during an all-hands ceremony March 16. Ed Hattabaugh, a fiveyear civil service veteran and retired senior chief, received the award for his outstanding performance as the command’s security assistant, while simultaneously assisting in the administrative division during the gapped billet of the admin officer. Hattabaugh said he appreciated the CoQ recognition, but being able to assist where he was needed comes naturally. “I have never sought out recognition, but appreciate the command taking the time to acknowledge my efforts,” said Hattabaugh. “Mission accomplishment has always been my number one goal, and helping out where needed is a part of that process.” At the award cere-
mony, NETPDC Commanding Officer Capt. Lee Newton said he is constantly reminded of how much talent and dedication the civilian professionals on the NETPDC headquarters staff bring to the Navy. “Mr. Hattabaugh is a direct example of our civilian personnel going the extra mile to ensure the job gets done,” said Newton. “He was able to successfully split his time between two divisions during a temporary manning shortage, ensuring mission accomplishment in both areas. His efforts were nothing short of superb.” Keith Washington, the command business operations department head for NETPDC, said that Hattabaugh’s work in the
security and administrative divisions was critical and did not go unnoticed. “Ed successfully syn-
chronized a wide variety of admin officer functions while managing a high volume of security clearances, investigations and projects,” said Washington. “His development of a detailed tracking ma-
trix will be used to monitor security and background investigations for years to come. His teamwork and attitude are an outstanding asset to our department.” NETPDC, located onboard Naval Air Station Saufley Pensacola’s Field, provides products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development and personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the voluntary education department, the Navy Advancement Center and the resources
management department. Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found via http:// www. netc. navy. mil/ netc/ netpdc/ Default.htm. For more information, visit http:// www. navy. mil, http:// www. facebook. com/usnavy, or http:// www. twitter. com/ usnavy. For more news from Naval Education And Training Professional Development And Technology Center, visit http:// www. navy. mil/ local/ NETPDTC/. NAS Pensacola command’s QM1 Angel Herrera re-ups ... QM1 Angel Herrera, leading petty officer at NASP Community Outreach Department and 1st Lieutenant, recently re-enlisted for four more years in the U.S. Navy. He was sworn in by NASP Administrative Officer Lt. Anthony Jenkins. Photo by Patrick Nichols
GOSPORT Fleet and Family Support Center
• Children Services Open House: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at Fleet and Family Support Center. Registration for the free event is not necessary, but RSVPs are encouraged. Non-DoD cardholders must request base access in advance. To RSVP or for more information, contact Jessia Poole at Jessica.email@example.com or call 452-5990. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 26, June 9 and June 23. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. Be prepared. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Job fair: The NASP Fleet and Family Service Center Transition Assistance Program Job Fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon April 14 at the NASP Gateway Inn Conference Center, Bldg. 3249. Open to active-duty, retirees, DoD and dependents. Bring your resume and talk to prospective employers. No registration required. For more information, call Lara Sabanosh or Debra Sampson at 452-5620. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. This is the program which must be completed and submitted for transferring individuals/families which have household goods to move. Prior to attending you must have a login name and password created. For information or to register, call 452-5609.
SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Preven-
Worship schedule NASP Easter schedule Catholic services • Stations of the Cross: 5:30 p.m. each Friday during Lent (through April 7), Corry Station Chapel. • Lenten Suppers: 6 p.m. each Friday during Lent (through April 7), Chapel Hill, Corry Station. • Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord: 8:30 a.m. April 9, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel; noon, Corry Station Chapel. • Tenebrae: 5:30 p.m. April 10, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Holy Thursday: 7 p.m. April 13, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Good Friday: 3 p.m. April 14, Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass, 8 p.m. April 15, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Easter Sunday: April 16. Mass at 8:30 a.m. at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and noon at Corry Station Chapel. Easter Egg hunt, 9:30 a.m. at NASP. Regular services 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 tion and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-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
Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 4522341. 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, fellowship hall. does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 5545606.
CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families throughout Navy Region Southeast
Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 4526376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 6237212. Other services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4337311. • 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. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible study, 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442. to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to be more successful at meeting the unique challenges of military life. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upcoming programs include: • Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 8.0: 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, at NAS Pensacola. Another session is scheduled for April 7 at NAS Whiting Field. The training is designed to teach couples communication skills and ground rules for handling conflict; it also promotes intimacy. The sessions are open to any active duty member and spouse or fiancée. Civilian DoD employees and retired military are also welcome.
• Marriage Enrichment Workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola.Topics include love languages, personality types, communication skills, problem solving and goal setting. All legally married active-duty service members and their spouses are eligible to attend. Child care is not provided. • Moving Forward: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 13 at the NAS Pensacola Chapel’s J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. The educational life coaching program teaches practical problem-solving skills to help you set reasonable life goals, be creative in coming up with good solutions, make better decisions, and know what steps to take when things are not going well. It can also help you overcome low motivation, negative moods and negative attitudes. Active-duty military, reservists, veterans, retirees and government service employees are eligible to attend. Register now, space is limited. • Self Enrichment Retreat: April 21-23 at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. The free retreat is an opportunity answer three vital questions: Who are you, where are you going and how will you get there? Activities include high-energy sports competitions, team building exercises and a bonfire. All E-6 and below single service members are eligible to attend.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries. Upcoming events include: • March for Babies: April 22, Community Maritime Park. Support March of Dimes event. Registration begins at 8 a.m., walk starts at 9 a.m. For information, go to marchforbabies.org/event/pensacola.
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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.
Pensacola Bayfront Stadium holds more than 5,000 people and can be used for a number of events yearround including baseball, soccer, football, festivals, graduations and similar events. The stadium is situated facing Pensacola Bay.
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The Blue Wahoos baseball team started its sixth season in Pensacola with an opening day game April 6 against the Tennessee Smokies. The five-game series continues today through April 10 at the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. The team will go on the road to play in Biloxi April 12-16. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are the Double-A Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and a member of the Southern League. In 2016, the team finished its first winning season with a franchise record 81 wins.
The team’s 2017 season will include Saturday and Wednesday night firework displays and a July 3 Independence Day celebration featuring a game against the Montgomery Biscuits. Pensacola will play host to Jacksonville for the Golden Skillet and Mobile for the Bay-toBay Series, 10 games each. Biloxi and Mississippi will each return to Pensacola for 15 games. The Blue Wahoos have 14 home games in April, 13 in May, 11 in June, 17 in July and 15 in August. The 140-game schedule will be completed in 152 days. The Wahoos will close out the season Sept. 6 on the road with
against the Jacksonville Suns. New at the park for 2017 is a larger, more advanced video board installed through a collaborative effort between the Community Maritime Park Associates, the University of West Florida and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at a cost of $235,000. Several ticket choices including mini plans and season packages are available for Wahoo fans. Included is the You Pick ‘Em Flex Plan that allows fans to pick a minimum of five games with the same seat. For more information, contact the box office at 934-8444 or go to BlueWahoos.com.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Before I Fall,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Logan,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “KONG: Skull Island” (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
“Rock Dog,” PG, 12:30 p.m.; “KONG: Skull Island” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “KONG: Skull Island” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Get Out,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Before I Fall,” PG-13, 11 a.m.; “The Shack,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Logan,” R, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
“The Great Wall” (3D), PG-13, noon; “KONG: Skull Island” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “KONG: Skull Island” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Get Out,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “The Shack,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Logan,” R, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed April 10.
“Rock Dog,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Logan,” R, 7 p.m.; “Before I Fall,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Get Out,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Fist Fight,” R, 5 p.m.; “The Shack,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Great Wall” (2D), PG13, 5:10 p.m.; “KONG: Skull Island” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“Rock Dog,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Logan,” R, 7 p.m.; “Get Out,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “KONG: Skull Island” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
• Month of the Military Child: MWR has events planned all month long. PurpleUp day is April 21. For a complete list of events, go to www.navymwrpensacola.com/ and find the Child Development Home Program under Child & Youth listings and download the PDF. • Doubles Horseshoe Tournament: April 11 to May 8 at NASP Corry Station Horseshoe Pits. For • Easter event: more information, The annual Easter call 452-6520. EggStravaganza is • Wet Easter Egg Hunt: 6 p.m. scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. April 15 at to 7 p.m. April 13 at indoor pool, Bldg. Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area, 3828. Children can Bronson Road. 2100 swim to find eggs floating in the pool. The event is free and open to all MWR paFor more informatrons. Activities will tion, call 452-9429. include egg hunts for • Learn to sail: children of all ages, Take sailing classes games, prizes and a at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. visit from the Easter Bunny. Food and Beginner classes beverages will be scheduled for 10 available for pura.m. to 3 p.m. April chase. For more in15. Cost is $35. Incall formation, termediate classes 453-6310. scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 and April 22. Cost is $40. For more information, call 281-5489. • Summer Camps: MWR has a variety of programs for children including kayaking, paddleboard, beach volleyball, water safety patrol, camping, fishing, sailing, marine science, bowling, golf and swimming lessons. For more information, call 452-9429. • Backpacking 101 Skills Course: MWR Community Recreation is offering a backpacking skills course as training for scheduled trips. Multiple weekend courses continue through June. Trips will be in May and June to Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Ala. Cost is $35. Sign up at Tickets and Travel Office, Bldg. 3787, at NASP Corry Station. For more information, call 281-5489 or 452-6354. • Lifeguard Certification Classes: Take place April 17 and May 8 with training sessions each Friday through April 28. Candidates must take pretest. For more information, call 452-9429. • Paul Revere’s Night Ride of April 1775: 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the Navy Wellness Center. Spin outdoors under the gazebo. Take a virtual ride along route Paul Revere took and listen to Longfellow’s “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.” For more information, call 452-6802. • Mosquito Bite Adventure Race: 9 a.m. May 13. A bike, paddle and run trek plus mystery event. Three-person teams will compete on a 25-mile course using map and compass. For more information, call 452-4391.
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
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 http://naspensacola-mwr.com.
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Militaria - Ray Ban aviator sunglasses with case. New flight suit. 3 flight bags and other militaria. $40 for all. 497-1167
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2009 Camry LE, excellent, 72K mileage, $9.6K must see. call 791-6076 soon.
2016 Honda cbr500r mint condition. Not even broken in. 2750 mi. Garaged, never dropped, never run hard, no dents/dings, red, cover&helmet included. $5900. 850-377-5113
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Motorcycles Motorcycles 2006 Triumph Tiger 955i for Sale. Phone 850255-5562, One owner, 26,000 miles, Pelican tour boxes, engine guards, more. $3500 OBO.
Misc Misc. Ford Mustang, Custom Car Cover 2012 models & newer. All-weather w/ tie-down vinylcoated cable and lock. $50 Call/ text 850-5252075
1983 Yamaha XS650, black, runs well, very good condition, 20k miles asking $1800 or trade for trail bike. Call or text 210- REAL RealESTATE Estate 897-9394 Rental Rental 2005 Honda Pilot. Great condition. Low miles at 132K. All maint kept up and documented. $7000. Call Dave at 850-501-6548.
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