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NAS Pensacola winner of CNO Environmental Award
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Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) is a recent recipient of the 2017 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation. The CNO Environmental Awards program recognizes Navy ships, installations, individuals and teams for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to improving the environmental performance of the United States Navy. “Our Navy Sailors and civilians work in diverse ecosystems worldwide while performing our national security mission,” Vice Adm. D.R. Smith said in a congratulatory message. “I commend the winners of the CNO environmental awards program for maintaining mission excellence while protecting the natural environment in which we operate. Congratulations and Bravo Zulu.” Winners will receive plaques, which will be mailed to win-
ning commands for local presentation to award recipients. A total of 61 nominations from commands around the world were received in nine award categories for the 2017 competition. A panel of subject matter experts from the Navy and environmental nongover n ment organizations judged the submissions. Their judging scores determined winners at the CNO level of competition, which will then advance to the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Environmental Awards competition. Eligible winners at the SECNAV level will then compete at the final tier of the competition, the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Environmental Awards. “As the Navy strives to adapt to modern threats and keep our technological edge, we should remember that our decisions about protecting the environment can either enhance or undermine what we’re trying to
HMC Eduardo Cordero, a recruit division commander from Officer Training Command, inspects NJROTC Cadets during a personnel inspection at the 2018 NJROTC Nationals Academic, Athletic and Drill Championship at NAS Pensacola. Photo by Scott A. Thornbloom
Repeat champion at NJROTC Nationals By Michael F. Miller Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs
Green Run High School from Virginia Beach, Va., registered their second straight national title as they won the 2018 Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) National Academic, Athletic and Drill Championship onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP), April 6 through 7. The 25 NJROTC units, representing 14 states from coast-to-coast, were challenged on their athleticism, tested in academics and evaluated on the drill deck during the competition held at the Naval Air Technical Training Center’s (NATTC) Chevalier Hall. “The NJROTC National competition is a comprehensive test of overall NJROTC training and performance in existence today,” Mark Watson, deputy director for the NJROTC program said. “This year, 25 of the nation’s finest NJROTC units from across the United States were part of this exciting two-day competition. It was great to see the caliber of units that See NJROTC on page 2
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Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Navy Region Southeast, speaks to the Economic Club of Florida about the economic impact of the Navy in the Southeast region at the Florida State University Alumni Center.
Rear Adm. Bolivar speaks to Florida Economic Club
Story, photo by MC1 Brian G. Reynolds Navy Region Southeast
Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Navy Region Southeast, spoke at a luncheon for the Economic Club of Florida at the Florida State University Alumni Center April 10. Bolivar provided remarks regarding the economic impact the seven naval installations in
Florida have on the state and the local communities surrounding those bases. “The economic impact of an installation is made up of payroll,” Bolivar said. “Not only activeduty military payroll, but also retirees, civilians and contractors, along with the procurement of goods and services.” Bolivar also gave insight regarding the specific the mission sets of each of the naval installations span-
ning from the Florida panhandle to the Florida Keys, and how overseeing these installations encompasses a lot of moving parts. “It’s important to understand that running a base is like running a small city,” Bolivar said. “We have our own public works centers, police and fire departments, medical and dental facilities, child care centers, swimming See CNRSE on page 2
FFSC TAP job fair ... The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Transition Assistance Program (TAP) 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 email NASP_TAMP@navy.mil. Foreign language web base field test ... The Department of Defense is seeking U.S. Navy personnel with Italian and Polish linguist skills to participate in the web based field test to contribute to the revision of the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and the mission of the Department of Defense. They are a series of three versions called “Forms,” and it is requested all forms be taken, in order to evaluate a true assessment of the study for a new DLPT revision. When registering, preceed your last name with WBFT and indi-
cate in the comments section of the online request “For WBFT.” Test location will be NAS Pensacola, Bldg. 634. Deadline for participation is May 31. To schedule an appointment, register at www.mnp.navy.mil/group/ information-warfare-training/n-dfltp. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture offers at www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/ciwt/clrec. NASP ‘Safety Dept. Snippets’ ... One out of every four car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. Do not be an “April Fool.” Learn to put “UR” phone down and just drive. Safety 101 class hosted by FFSC ... The Fleet and Family Support Center’s (FFSC) New Parent Support Home Visitor Program invites you to join them for their Safety 101 class to be held April 16 beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at FFSC, 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625. Topics will include: safe sleep, installing car seats, water and pool safety, handling emergencies, home evacuation plans, relocation, baby-proofing your home, bathroom risks and more. To RSVP, call 452-5990.
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April 13, 2018
NAS Pensacola CMDCM retires after 30 years of service By Ens. Mikeorlando Delarosa NASP Public Affairs Office
Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Command Master Chief (CMDCM) Adriana M. Lewis retired from the Navy after 30 years of honorable service during a ceremony held at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola April 6. Lewis’s accomplishments during her 30-year tenure include being the first female and the first African American CMDCM of NAS Pensacola. Lewis’s retirement ceremony hosted active-duty service members, civilians, friends and family members alike who all joined to wish her farewell. NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin served as the presiding officer. He spoke highly of Lewis’s character and years of service. “Master Chief, to say you will be missed is an understatement,” Martin said. “As part of my command triad you’ve
Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin (left) congratulates Command Master Chief (CMDCM) Adriana M. Lewis during her retirement ceremony onboard NAS Pensacola April 6. Photo by Greg Mitchell
been instrumental to the success of this base. I think I speak for everyone when I say NAS Pensacola won’t be the same without you.” A native of Pensacola, Lewis enlisted in the Navy in May of 1988. After completion of basic training, she attended Radioman “A” school in San Diego, Calif. Lewis’s first assignment was at Naval Telecommunica-
tion Center (NTCC) Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Va. She considered her most gratifying tour to be the time she spent training recruits at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. “I got to be one of the second wave of females going there to train recruits,” Lewis said. “Training recruits was challenging but very rewarding. I enjoyed training the Sailors.
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do,” Capt. Carl Lahti, director of OPNAV N45 said. “We can preserve trust with the public and our partner organizations, or we can damage that trust, and the planet we share, through careless and irresponsible choices. This awards program showcases commands and individuals who excel in doing the right thing for the environment today and making the Navy resilient enough to meet the mission for the future.” For more information about the CNO Environmental Awards program and a list of previous winners, visit http:// greenfleet.dodlive.mil/environment/ awards.
pools and golf courses, aircraft centers, runways and supply warehouses.” Bolivar stressed how investment into these military installations in the form of defense spending has had a positive impact on the Florida economy as a whole. “Defense spending was directly or indirectly responsible for $84.9 billion, or 9.2 percent, of Florida’s 2016 gross state product,” Bolivar said. “That spending is made up of procurement, salaries and pensions or transfer payments, which is all those retired veterans who come to settle in the state. Defense spending creates jobs in every Florida county,
NJROTC from page 1 participated in the competition.” An awards ceremony was held at the National Naval Aviation Museum after the competition was finished with participation certificates going to all 25 schools as well as trophies for each category including overall trophies to the top five units. “I am so overwhelmed with joy and proud of our team,” Cadet Cmdr. Gerard Tenorio, a senior at Green Run High School, said. “My team worked very hard and dedicated a lot of time towards returning as champion.” This year the unit piled up 5,545 points to capture the title. Paloma Valley, Calif, High School came in second with 5,447 points. Centennial High School, Las Vegas, Nev. finished third with 5,312 points. Gaither High School, Tampa, Fla. was fourth with 5,267 points and Troy High School, Fullerton, Calif. rounded out the top five with 5,239 points.
and most of those jobs are high wage positions.” With the military having such a strong presence in the state, economics are not the only positive impact that these installations have had in Florida. “Our Sailors, civilians and family members are active volunteers in the community,” Bolivar said. “They are coaching Little League, mentoring, reading to students, working with Special Olympics and more. The Navy holds an annual community service awards program and the Southeast Region consistently ranks high Navywide in the number of hours spent making our communities a better place to live and work.”
“It is unbelievable,” retired Navy Cmdr. Curtis Brown, senior naval science instructor at Green Run High School said, on winning the championship for the second year in a row. “The kids worked extremely hard and overcame much adversity. We didn’t have the most talent this year, leaving some cadets at home, but had the best team with us and that’s what it takes.” The personnel inspections, color guard and the drill events at the competition were judged by Navy Recruit Division Commanders (RDCs) and Marine Corps drill instructors (DIs) from Officer Training Command (OTCN), Naval Station Newport, R.I. In addition, Marines from Marine Aviation Training Support Group-21 assisted in judging the armed rifle exhibition, while Sailors from the Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit at NAS Pensacola judged the curl-up and push-up portions of the competition. Approximately 26 of 583 NJROTC units worldwide qualify for the national competition annually. Local NJROTC units participating in this year’s
“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). No winner last week.
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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
I learned a whole lot on that tour.” In 2006, Lewis was selected into the Command Master Chief Program. Upon graduation, Lewis reported to Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41) in Lemoore, Calif. Before assuming the duties of CMDCM onboard NAS Pensacola, she completed a tour at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1), Patuxent River, Md. The opportunity to end her naval career in her hometown was a relief. “I was happy to get orders back home,” Lewis said. “They gave me my last tour and they gave me home. I know my family was happy, especially my mother. I’ve been a lot of places and this is where I’m most comfortable.” Among her numerous unit and campaign ribbons, Lewis was also awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5) and the Army Commendation Medal.
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During her remarks, Lewis talked about how much the service members have meant to her during her career. “My goal wasn’t to become a master chief,” Lewis said. “My goal was to be a voice. When I was a junior enlisted, I felt like my voice wasn’t heard. So I strived to move up to be heard and let those young Sailors be heard and be their voice.” The ceremony concluded with the presentation of the retirement flag followed by the reading of the Chief Petty Officer Retirement Creed by retired ADCS Michael Lapadula. “It’s kind of hard letting 30 years go because this is all I’ve done,” Lewis said. “I’m looking forward to the change. I don’t know what to expect but I’m looking forward to it.” CMDCM Mario Rivers, also a native from Pensacola, has now assumed the senior enlisted position from Lewis. Rivers reported to NAS Pensacola from Norfolk, Va., where he served aboard the USS San Jacinto (CG 56).
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Nationals included Escambia (Pensacola, Fla.) High School and Pace (Fla.) High School. NJROTC is a citizenship development program that instills in high school students and in U.S. secondary educational institutions the value of citizenship and service to the United States. In addition to regular classroom instruction, NJROTC cadets participate in a number of extra-curricular activities throughout the school year and during the summer months that are designed to stimulate learning by hands-on experiences and to reinforce the program’s curriculum. Cadet extra-curricular activities include community service projects, drill competitions, academic competitions, visits to naval installations, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) training. The NJROTC program is currently under the direction Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) staff, headquartered onboard Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill. For more visit www.navy.mil/local/greatlakes.
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April 13, 2018
Marshmallows and military adventure By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
ou know those people who open bags of M&Ms and dump the entire contents into their upturned mouths? They are the same ones who eat icing roses off of birthday cakes, open big presents before little ones and ask for the good news first. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. Throughout life, I have strictly adhered to a “save the best for last” regimen. As a kid, I would squirrel away things – trinkets, treats, rewards – and ration them to myself, slowly and methodically until the best was left to savor. Take those M&Ms for example. I sorted through them one by one, eating the misshapen ones first, until I had a perfect candy of each color. Those five, “the Chosen,” would be ceremoniously sacrificed in one final, triumphant chomp. They did not taste any different than the rest, so why the irrational ritual? In junior high school, everyone collected stickers, but while my friends were slapping theirs on books and lockers, I
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stashed mine away for something special. Those stored stickers eventually lost their stick. I think my mother still has a sheet of crusty Smurf stickers in the desk drawer of my old room. Every Easter, Valentine’s Day and Halloween, I would ration my candy, saving the best treats so long, that they often got too stale to eat. Decades later, I am still nibbling around center of cinnamon rolls and reading the most interesting magazine article last. Why? What has it ever gotten me but a rock-hard coconut egg and a shriveled Papa Smurf sticker? Has all my controlled frugality been for naught? I consulted an expert (Google) and found that “best for last” tendencies have been
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.themeatandpotatoesoflife.com. researched extensively. Scientists have studied delayed gratification, intuitive judgment, and peak-end bias to find out why some eat muffin tops first and others do not. In a 2011 University of Michigan experiment, students were given a series of chocolates to eat. With each candy, the experimenter said, “Here is your next
chocolate.” But when the experimenter said, “This is your last chocolate,” the subjects tended to rate that last candy as their favorite regardless of the flavor. Finally, my M&M sorting ritual makes sense. This experiment dovetails with “peak-end bias” research by Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman, which shows that people irrationally judge experiences by what happened last. For example, if a mediocre vacation ended with a fantastic night in a five-star hotel, vacationers tend to remember the trip positively. Despite this illogical partiality for “end” experiences, there are rational bases for saving the best for last. In the 1960s “Stanford Marshmallow Experiments,” 600 pre-schoolers were offered one marshmallow now, or two 15 minutes later. The vast majority of subjects waited for the additional reward, proving that children understand delayed gratification. A follow-up study showed that the ability to delay gratification was linked to higher SAT scores and lower body mass indexes. Somehow, that correlation skipped over me … Finally, a 2013 Cornell study showed that the tendency to
save the best for last fades with age. Apparently, younger adults have long-term visions that require saving for later, while older folks think, “Life is too short, eat dessert first.” How does this apply to military families? Certainly we must be frugal, always saving and planning for our everchanging futures. Living a life centered around serving one’s country requires careful organization and responsibility. However, military life also offers the luxury to splurge on experiences. Despite all those years I spent digging through plastic strands of grass to ferret out jelly beans while my peanut butter eggs dried up, our family did not delay gratification when it came to our military experiences. We “ate the marshmallow,” taking unique opportunities as soon as they arose. And my husband’s 28-year military career ended with a bang – after a fun final tour in Newport, R.I., we threw a huge retirement party that was WAY over our budget. Do not delay the adventure. Live overseas, rent a unique house, travel, try indigenous foods, go to military balls, eat the whole bag of M&Ms – grab the bull by the horns and make the most of your military journey.
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April 13, 2018
Alcohol Awareness Month: drink smarter and share how you ‘Keep What You’ve Earned’ By Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
ASHINGTON (NNS) – April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a national observance promoting ways to maintain healthy drinking habits. Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention’s (NADAP) Keep What You’ve Earned Campaign has resources to help Sailors take proactive steps to drink responsibly. “April is a great time for Sailors and their families to check in with their drinking,” Dorice Favorite, NADAP director said. “Drinking responsibly doesn’t have to mean avoiding alcohol altogether. It’s taking conscious steps to stay safe, like planning ahead, knowing your limit and finding a safe ride home.” Pier Pressure is the Keep What You’ve Earned Campaign’s mobile application that enables Sailors to take these steps, combining real-life tools with gamification to encourage a responsible drinking environment, while celebrating Sailors’ achievements in their Navy careers. “Pier Pressure has been popular among Sailors and we constantly seek their feedback to improve the app’s function and user experience,” Favorite said. “We recently added access to Uber, Lyft and local cab searches in the app’s Safe Ride Home resource, and a calorie counter that not only estimates what’s in your cocktail or beer, but how many push-ups it may take to burn off those calories.” The app’s latest release includes other Sailor-requested enhancements, like renaming the “Tools” option on the home screen to “Resources” so that key features can be easily located. In addition to the Safe Ride Home access, the Calorie Counter and Alcohol Esti-
mator, the Resources section includes a quick and anonymous self-check to help gauge drinking habits and engage the right resources if a person has concerns about their drinking. The app can also push periodic smart drinking tips to users on the go to help them keep what they have earned. Pier Pressure is not the only tool that the Keep What You’ve Earned campaign offers to promote a culture of responsible drinking. Other new or updated products include the Costs of a DUI poster, illustrating potential short-term and long-term impacts of driving under the influence. This poster and the campaign’s full suite of materials can be found on the campaign’s website or ordered from the Naval Logistics Library. Keep What You’ve Earned has resonated with Sailors and contributed to a consistent decline in alcohol-related incidents because it is designed from their point-of-view. Starting this month, Sailors have the opportunity to share their responsible drinking story, what motivates them to keep what they have earned or highlight the ways that their command is encouraging healthy behaviors for a chance to be featured in future campaign products. “Sailors want to hear from each other, and those testimonials are powerful persuaders
A U.S. Navy graphic produced by Navy Personnel Command promoting the Navy’s responsible drinking campaign, “Keep What You’ve Earned.” For more information on the “Keep What You’ve Earned” campaign, visit www.public.navy.mil/bupersnpc/support/nadap/campaign_events/drinkresponsibly/Pages/default.aspx. Photo illustration by Navy Personnel Command
when it comes to promoting ways to drink responsibly,” Favorite said. For a chance to have their story shared, Sailors can submit a short description including name, rate/rank, command and location to MILL_NADAP@Navy.mil, subject: A Day in the Life. NADAP will review all submissions and contact those that may be considered for future campaign products.
This April, NADAP wants Sailors of all rates and ranks to practice and share ways to drink responsibly. All members of the Navy community can stay engaged by holding local Keep What You’ve Earned events, sharing the campaign’s social media content, showing their realistic Public Service Announcements during training events or even serving as a designated driver. “Any one of these things can
make a difference and help a Sailor keep what they’ve earned,” Favorite said. For additional messaging, videos and graphics to share, follow NADAP on Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook. com/usnavy or www.twitter. com/usnavy. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www. navy.mil/local/cnp/.
Navy chief charts course to develop ‘world-class’ leaders From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs
NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) – Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson announced the formation of the College of Leadership and Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College and released an updated version of the Navy Leader Development Framework (NLDF 2.0) April 6. “World-class leadership is our Navy’s decisive advantage over our adversaries,” Richardson said. “Our operational and warfighting success depends on developing leaders who learn and adapt to achieve maximum possible performance. Opening a College of
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commanding officers. • Adding the concept of mentor advocacy as a way to more actively develop and promote winning leaders • Re-issuing Richardson’s September 2016 memo “One Navy Team” on inclusiveness “The concepts discussed in NLDF 2.0 apply to the entire Navy team – everybody should read and use it,” Richardson said. “By executing this framework, our Navy will produce leaders and teams who are ready for decisive, winning operations and combat. This is what will keep us the best Navy in the world.” For more news from CNO, visit www.navy.mil/local/cno/.
Leadership and Ethics and providing a fleet-centered development framework will create opportunities for us to become better leaders, build winning teams, and maintain America’s maritime superiority.” Richardson released the initial NLDF in January 2017, providing a roadmap to develop leaders of “competence and character” through a network of formal schools, on-the-job training, and self-guided learning. NLDF 2.0 (www.navy.mil/cno/docs/NLDF_2.pdf) includes: • Updating to the Navy’s “Charge of Command”, citing the expected standards of excellence for all
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Scholarships available for officers interested in law careers By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs
Active duty and full-time support officers interested in a challenging career change can apply for scholarships via the FY-19 Law Education Program (LEP), announced April 4 in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 082/18. The program affords selected Navy officers the opportunity to earn Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degrees and to serve the Navy as career members of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. Capt. Gary Sharp, currently the Assistant Judge Advocate General for Operations and Management and Chief of Staff for the Region Legal Service Offices, came to the JAG Corps via LEP. “We rely on the Law Education Program to bring unique and valued perspectives to our community as most judge advocates come into the Navy through our Student Program,” Sharp said. “The LEP allows us to bring perspectives and experiences from multiple line communities (e.g., SWO, aviation, submarine, intel) and integrate those perspectives and experiences into our wardrooms. LEPs often become peer leaders during their initial judge advocate
assignments and support the professional development of our junior officers, just as our student program lawyers often support the professional development of our law education program officers; as ultimately all of our judge advocates must develop into exemplary lawyers and naval officers.” The Navy typically selects seven officers to attend law school each year. Candidates must be serving on activeduty as a commissioned officer in pay grades O-1 to O-3 and have no more than six years of active-duty service, including enlisted time, as of their law school class convening date, no later than Sept. 2019. LEP students have up to 36 months to complete their degree program. “The Law Education Program (LEP) is the perfect pathway for officers desiring a career change, interested in the law, and still desiring to serve the Navy in a different capacity,” Lt. Cmdr. Holly Higgins Didawick, the JAG Corps accessions detailer at the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tenn., said. “While the program
remains competitive, the incredible opportunity to get a fully-funded legal education while receiving full pay and benefits as a student is definitely worth the time to apply.” Upon graduation and admission to the practice of law, which in most jurisdictions includes passing the bar exam, Navy officers will be designated as judge advocates. Upon completion of the Basic Lawyer Course at the Naval Justice School, they are certified as qualified and competent to perform duties as trial and defense counsel of general courtsmartial. They are then normally detailed to one of several large Naval Legal Service or Region Legal Service Offices where they will be exposed to the many legal areas found in today’s Navy, including: criminal, international, administrative and tort law, legal assistance, maritime law and environmental law. Lt. Cmdr. Eric Carlson is the Command Services Department head for the Region Legal Service Office Mid Atlantic in Norfolk, Va. Previously a cryptology
warfare officer and U.S. Naval Academy graduate, he attended the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School while in LEP. “One of my favorite classes at the Naval Academy was NL400 (Naval Law for the Junior Officer) and I really enjoyed serving as a collateral-duty legal officer, but I was not ready to get out of the Navy to go to law school,” Carlson said. “LEP offered me the best of both worlds – an exciting legal career in the JAGC. The JAGC offers so many opportunities for judge advocates to serve and make a difference in all areas of the fleet. The work we are entrusted to do as judge advocates is both challenging and rewarding because of its vital importance to Sailors, their families, and to senior leaders in the Navy. There is never a dull day. I have really enjoyed my time so far in the JAGC, and I rely on my operational experiences to help me give better advice to my clients. I absolutely recommend the Law Education Program to any officer interested in a legal career in the Navy.” Eligible participants who desire to apply for the FY-19 program must submit a letter request and application package prior to Sept. 21, 2018 via their commanding officer to: Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center, Voluntary Ed-
ucation Detachment, Attn: Code N221B OSEP-LEP, 6490 Saufley Field Road, Pensacola, FL, 32509. Letters must include the applicant’s current work mailing address, e-mail addresses and contact numbers. In addition, all applicants must ensure official college transcripts from each school attended are forwarded to NETPDC. Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores must be received prior to the FY-19 selection board convening in February 2019 but may be submitted by separate correspondence. For specific guidance on the Law Education Program and application requirements, see SECNAVINST 1520.7F and NAVADMIN 082/18. Questions about the application process should be directed to Elise McGuire, Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center, by phone at 452-6064 (DSN 753) or by e-mail at email@example.com. All other program questions should be directed to the Navy JAG Corps accessions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 685-5273 (DSN 325). For additional information about careers in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps visit www.jag.navy.mil/. For more news from Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center, visit: www.netc.navy.mil/ netc/netpdc/Default.htm.
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April 13, 2018
Base highlights Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Story, photo by Jamie Link NASWF Public Affairs Office
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) and Training Air Wing Five (TraWing-5) combined efforts to kickoff the DoD-wide Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM) initiative last week. NASWF Commanding Officer, Capt. Paul Bowdich and Capt. Douglas Rosa, deputy commodore TraWing-5, tied teal ribbons after reading portions of the SAAPM proclamation April 2. Personnel from the command, aviators, SAPR staff and Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) personnel were in attendance at the entrance to the command building onboard NASWF. The proclamation signing and ribbon tying happened at the same time as a number of other bases in the region who held similar events, all part of the Commander Navy Southeast Region-wide initiative across the area to highlight SAAPM. “The significance of these ribbon tying events is how they serve as powerful statements of command unification across our region to show our support for sexual assault survivors, and to reaffirm our ongoing commitment to the prevention of sexual assault and other destructive behaviors that contribute to its occurrence and prevalence,”
Tina Vaughn, CNRSE regional sexual assault response coordinator said. The NASWF Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) team consists of many personnel who help coordinate, volunteer and work to make the SAAPM program a success. The team includes, a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Victims’ Advocates designated at each command, squadron and tenant command, and SAPR points-of-contact who provide support and assistance. Lt. Wayne Cheney who is a volunteer SAPR point of contact was there to show support and help represent TraWing-5. “My role is primarily in the administration of the program, so I make sure the victim’s advocates have the support they need should a case arise,” Cheney said. “That way they can focus on the victim.” In addition to the ribbon tying event, the aviators wore the NAS Whiting Field SAPR command patches, a first-ever in the Navy. The NASWF SAPR pro-
NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) and Training Air Wing Five participate in the NASWF Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM) proclamation signing and teal ribbon tying event April 3 to support the Navy Region Southeast kick-off of SAAPM. The aviators wear a teal ribbon command patch this month to support the awareness effort. Photo by Jamie Link
gram personnel designed and produced the patches and were approved to wear just last year. The aviators will wear the patches throughout the month on their flight suit. The newest event added to the NAS Whiting Field SAPR agenda this month will help to focus on the topic of men’s sexual assault cases in the military and target discussions in a men’s forum on the base. “In 2018, the NAS Whiting Field SAPR team is highlighting the services we provide for male victims,” Dora Ford, NAS Whiting Field command Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) said. “There is a need in the military to change the culture to encourage male victims to come forward and report sexual assault. It takes an astounding amount of courage
and bravery to admit that someone has taken advantage of you, and I want every single victim to know that they will be treated with dignity and respect by the SAPR team and get the support needed to start healing. We are always here for you, should you need us.” The NASWF SAPR team will continue to plan and facilitate SAPR events throughout the month of April to create even greater awareness of the program. The events will include, a basewide meme contest, a “wing-off,” women’s panel, SAAPM collaborative events and display tables located around the installation. The mission of the Navy SAPR program is “to prevent and respond to sexual assault, eliminating it from its ranks through a balance of focused
education, comprehensive response, compassionate advocacy and just adjudication in order to promote professionalism, respect and trust, while preserving Navy mission readiness. “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission” continues as the theme for the Department of Defense Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM) for 2018, according to the DoD SAPR website. Personnel who need help can call the DoD Safe Helpline (877) 995-5247, Uniformed Victims’ Advocate (850) 554-5383, or contact the SAPR office (850) 686-6298 at any time day or night. The phone contacts are manned by trained staff who can provide immediate victim assistance and advocacy. Visit www.safehelpline.org for further resources.
TraWing-5 award recipients ... NAS Whiting Field (NASWF)
Training Air Wing FIive (TraWing-5) Academic and Commodore’s award recipients were recognized April 6 onboard NASWF in the TraWing-5 headquarters building. These aviators earned the recognitions for superior achievement in both flight syllabus and academic curriculums during training and are all top 10 percent performers in their phase of training. Photo from TraWing-5
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April 13, 2018
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.
Foreign language web base field test
The Department of Defense is seeking U.S. Navy personnel with Italian and Polish linguist skills to participate in the web based field test to contribute to the revision of the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and the mission of the Department of Defense. They are a series of three versions called “Forms,” and it is requested all forms be taken, in order to evaluate a true assessment of the study for a new DLPT revision. When registering, preceed your last name with WBFT and indicate in the comments section of the online request “For WBFT.” Test location will be NAS Pensacola, Bldg. 634. Deadline for participation is May 31. To schedule an appointment, register at www. mnp.nav y.mil/g roup/infor mation-war faretraining/n-dfltp. 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 408-0047 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.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.
MoMC coloring contest open
The Month of the Military Child (MoMC) Coloring Contest will be offered through several different venues this year: social media, commissaries will be accepting entries as they did last year, through the commissary’s website, blog and e-newsletter and a press release will direct little artists to a specific e-mail address, email@example.com, and web page at www.commissaries.com/color. Deadline to submit entries will be April 30. After the deadline, each store will vote for their winner and forward their winning entry to the same e-mail address listed above. Ensure the child’s first name, age, commissary name and, most importantly, the parent’s e-mail address is included on the entry form and printed legibly. For a list of rules and for more information, visit www.commissaries.com/color.
Sea Cadet awards and graduation
The Pensacola Council of the Navy League invites the community to attend free Sea Cadet awards and graduation events happening back to back at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola April 15, beginning at 11:45 a.m. in the atrium. The first event will be the graduation ceremony for Sea Cadets from the National Flight Academy
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. at 11:45 a.m. The Sea Cadets attending the NFA will have short graduation ceremony – includes Cadets from Dunlap Division. The second event will be the presentation of Navy League Annual Awards for Cadets of the year for 2017 at 1:45 p.m. The series of event will conclude with the Chief Pinning Ceremony for Navy Sea Cadet Corps First Class Petty Officer Mary Beth Geary at 2:00 p.m. This will mark the first time a female Sea Cadet of Independence Squadron has been pinned for earning the rank of chief petty officer. For more information about these free Sea Cadet events, please contact Captain Curtis Duncan, exectuive officer of the Sea Cadets at curtis.duncan@ navy.mil.
Commodore’s Cup race No. 2
Race registration for the Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola (NYCP) 87th Anniversary Regatta, Commodore’s Cup Race No. 2, Bay Championship Race No. 5 is now available via the Regatta Network and is mandatory for participation in the race. The race will be held tomorrow, April 14 with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Registration and race information packages for the Commodore’s Cup Series can be obtained from the Navy Yacht Club through their website www.navypnsyc. org. Regatta entry fee is $35 with U.S. Sailing membership and $40 for non-member racing participants. Spectators and anyone who is interested in the racing event are invited to the Navy Yacht Club facility, which is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For the onshore regatta information, contact Jim Parsons at 384-4575 or e-mail email@example.com. For race information and docking availability, contact John Buziak, Navy Yacht Club fleet captain, at 291-2115 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEX hosts Earth Day celebration
Pensacola Mall will host an Earth Day Celebration April 20 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Special guest Emerald Coast Utilities Authority will have their Quench Buggy and provide information about fats, oils and grease (F.O.G.) recycling. Participants can vote for their favorite recycled project created by NEX associates and receive complimentary composting bags, refrigerator magnets and F.O.G. containers. For more information call 458-8811.
Safety 101 class hosted by FFSC
The Fleet and Family Support Center’s (FFSC) New Parent Support Home Visitor Program invites you to join them for their Safety 101 class to be held April 16 beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at FFSC, 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625. Topics will include: safe sleep, installing car seats, water and pool safety, handling emergencies, home evacuation plans and more. To RSVP, call 452-5990.
GCNNCA meeting announced
The next Gulf Coast Navy Nurses Corps Association (GCNNCA) membership meeting is scheduled for April 27 starting at noon until 2 p.m. at the Rico’s Mexican Restaurant located on Navy Blvd. Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) CMC Andrew Ali and NHP Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Jason Bortz will update the chapter on the happenings at NHP, the active-duty side of he Navy and how it affects the retirement community. Mark your calendar for that day. Bring another Navy nurse. Remember, spouses and interested others are always welcome. GCNNCA looks forward to seeing you at the chapter meeting. If you require a ride to the meeting, let GCNNCA know so they can accommodate you; they will need at least 48 hours notice. For more information or for help in transportation, call the GCNNCA Chapter Secretary Vicki Coyle at (251) 942-6382 or e-mail vcoyle@gulftel. com.
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.
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.
Around Town 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 postwalk 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 family-friendly. 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.
Book sale at West Florida Library
Stock up on books at the Friends of West Florida Public Library Spring Book Sale April 27 through 29 at the Main Library, corner of Spring St. and Gregory St. Times and information will be as follows: April 27, 3 to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Friends’ members are admitted free. Memberships can be purchased at the door. April 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., free admission. April 29, bag sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Library staff will give you a paper bag and you pay $5 for as many books as you can fit inside. Your contributions support the West Florida Public Library’s efforts to build community and improve literacy. If you would like to volunteer at the sale, contact Linda at 450-2469.
Local Mardi Gras krewe dinner
The Avant Garde Mardi Gras Krewe will host their April celebration entitled “Annual Spring Membership Dinner” at the Pensacola Yacht Club Sailing Center April 27, starting at 6 p.m. Jackie Scrimpshire is chairman of this event and the Krewe’s reigning King John Sevold and Queen Marcia Sevold will welcome members and guests. Admission for guests and newcomers for the event is $20. Information concerning Krewe activities and membership may be obtained by calling Elaine Ciardello at 382-8009.
St. John Catholic School sunset run
The 35th annual St. John sunset 5K run and one mile fun run will be held May 12 at 5:30 p.m. The sunset run originated as the first evening race at dusk in the Pensacola area and is now ranked in the top ten “Best Gulf Coast Races.” The 5K course is located in the Navy Point community along the shoreline of Bayou Grande, with the start and finish lines at St. John School. Registration for the race is available online at www.runsignup.com/Race/FL/ Pensacola/StJohnSunsetRun, or by calling St. John School at 456-5218. Race entries are $20 through May 4 and $25 from May 5 to May 12. Registration includes a commemorative race shirt, while supplies last. Post-race festivities include live music and dancing, inflatable jumpers and slides, race awards and authentic Hispanic food. For more information, visit www.stjohnpensacola.com/school.
VFW post promises relaxation
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 706 would like to invite all current military, retired veterans and all veterans to stop by and visit the post. There will be karaoke on Thursday and Saturday, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., plus many other events. The post is located at 5000 Lillian Hwy. near the post office. For further information, call 455-0026.
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Awards presented at CIWT; See page B2 “Spotlight”
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
hild safety and well-being is everyone’s responsibility, but many times passers-by, friends, community members and even parents are reluctant to speak up. Talking to people about parenting or reporting potential child abuse or neglect can feel uncomfortable. Many people think it’s none of their business or that if something is truly wrong someone else will step in. It takes courage to speak up, but it only takes a minute to make a difference. Child safety is your business. It only takes a minute to reach out to a parent under stress. If you see a parent under stress, offer your help or guidance. Sometimes a frustrated parent just needs a short break or sympathetic ear to regain com-
Around town and around base, you may notice blue pinwheels, a visible reminder of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Photo by Mike O’Connor
posure or perspective. Here are some ways you can help a parent under stress: • Volunteer your time. Offer to watch the child for some time while the parent steps away to cool off • Listen. Invite the parent share what is bothering them. Actively listen, remind them that everyone gets frustrated from time to time and reinforce that asking for help is a sign of strength • Point them to the right resources. If the child is younger than the age of 3, the New Parent Support Program can offer support. Your installation Family Advocacy Program or family support center can advise on local and online resources for parent education, familyfriendly activities and services for families with special needs. Parents with children of all ages can call Military OneSource at (800) 342-9647 for free, confidential non-medical counseling
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Honoring Child Abuse Prevention Month ... Signs in front of NAS Pensacola (NASP) command headquarters (Bldg. 1500) remind visitors and base personnel that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) staff placed the signs; for more information from FFSC go to https://www.facebook.com/FFSCPensacola/. For more about Child Abuse Prevention Month visit https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth and www.militaryonesource.mil. Photo by Mike O’Connor
It only takes a minute to keep your own children safe. Supervision is key to the safety for children and youth of all ages. Here are some precautions you can take to keep your child safe: • Avoid leaving your child unsupervised. Contact your family support center or Family Advocacy Program to learn about local guidelines for the safety and supervision of children and youth • Make sure your young child is in a safe place, like a playpen or crib if you absolutely need to step away for a moment • Reach out to a responsible friend, neighbor or babysitter when you need time to yourself. Everyone has moments when they need a break. Make sure your child is cared for during those moments.eliminate electronic distractions when providing care and supervision. It only takes a minute for an unintended tragedy to occur It only takes a minute to report
abuse or neglect. Contact the Family Advocacy Program or child protective services if you suspect a child is being abused. • If you see an unsupervised child, take immediate action. Find the child’s caregiver or call local law enforcement for help. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, there are resources you can turn to for help: • Call 911 or the military police if you are on an installation, if you witness violence or know someone is in immediate danger • Call the installation Family Advocacy Program or the local civilian Child Protective Ser-
vices if you suspect child abuse or neglect • Call your state’s child abuse reporting hotline or contact Childhelp at 800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453) When child abuse occurs, the Family Advocacy Program supports the child victims and provides services to parents. The program helps families develop healthy relationship skills and address common relationship and parenting challenges during every stage of life. You can learn more about the program and child abuse prevention on Military OneSource (www.militaryonesource.mil).
“All children deserve a safe, stable and nuturing environnment. This is especially true for our military children worldwide ... As we observe National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April, we must always ensure that military families have the support they need to effectively recognize and prevent the scourge of child abuse and neglect in our communities.” – Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) Robert L. Wilkie, in a recent memo recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month
Quotes to consider.
Color Me: ‘Pinwheels for prevention’
No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child. – James Dobson
On heroic nature
The simple act of caring is heroic. – Edward Albert The point is, not how long you live, but how nobly you live. – Seneca A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway. – Christopher Reeve Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell
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Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes. – Benjamin Disraeli
April 13, 2018
NMOTC announces Instructors of the Year
By MC2 Michael Lieberknecht Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
avy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) recently announced the command Instructors of the Year (IoY) for FY18, who were chosen from among IoYs across 16 NMOTC detachments and units spread across the nation. Lt. George Armas, from Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) in Pensacola was named Officer IoY. HMCS Earl Wagner, from Naval Undersea Medical Institute (NUMI) in Groton, Conn., was named Senior IoY. AWS1 Randy Eaton, from Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) in Pensacola, was named Mid-grade IoY, and HM2 Robert Zaruba from ASTC Jacksonville was named Junior IoY. Armas and Zaruba went on to be cho-
sen by NMOTC’s parent command, Navy Medicine Education Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC), as IoY in their respective categories. Each participant submitted a written package of their accomplishments throughout the year as well as answered both knowledge-based and hypothetical questions before a board of their supervisors. “It is a great feeling to have the chance to compete for honors at any level,” Za-
ruba said. To Zaruba, instructing other Sailors is a passion, and he firmly believes in the importance of teaching aviation survival training. He said when he takes his place at the podium, he tries to spread his excitement and positivity in what he is presenting in an effort to make his training “stick to Sailors once they return to the fleet.” Zaruba also explained that being himself adds a great deal to his success. He believes in going the extra mile and just being yourself. He makes time and extra effort to engage with the students who struggle instead of just “talking off the board.” He said, above all, the singlemost important aspect is to make instructing and learning fun. Feedback on his efforts has also been extremely positive. He appreciates his friends and family that have expressed their excitement to him, but he says the real honor is the attention he receives from his fellow Sailors. “The best is when I have mentors and previous co-workers reach out to me from all across the NMOTC
enterprise to give their well wishes,” Zaruba said. “It really makes a Sailor proud.” Now that Zaruba has been named Junior IoY at both NMOTC and NMETLC, he said there is a lot he has to change. He feels compelled to holding a higher standard as he sets the bar for his peers to emulate while still maintaining his love for his instructing duties and persisting with the effort that got him to where he is today. “Whenever I saw someone named IoY, I saw them as a role model,” Zaruba said. “If I can be that to someone else, then I feel I am helping shape the future of instructors at NMOTC.” Navy Medicine Operational Training Center is part of a health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide highquality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield.
Honors at CIWT ... Cmdr. Jeffrey Buschmann (right), Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) executive officer, was awarded both a Meritorious Service Medal (Gold Star in lieu of second award) and a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, March 22. Capt. Bill Lintz, CIWT’s commanding officer, presented the awards for Buschmann’s exceptional meritorious service of duties in positons prior to his arrival at CIWT. Photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson
SAPR Victim Advocate (VA) Spotlight of the Week ... This week’s spotlight is AO2
Brian Cunningham. Cunningham has been a motivated victim advocate (VA) since February 2017. He has volunteered more than 500 hours in the past six months. He determined to become an advocate after witnessing others affected by sexual assault. “I hated seeing them have to go through that time,” Cunningham said. “I want to be that person who someone can lean on and trust in arguably one of the hardest times of their life.” Coworkers describe him as driven, inspired and genuine. Cunningham is happiest when he is throwing a baseball with his three sons or attending church with them. FFSC photo
• 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 class is scheduled for April 19. Stress can 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 tour 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,
• Kiddie Kraft: 10 a.m. to noon today, 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: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-
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
5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA,
SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-
9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 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.email@example.com 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. • Meals on Wheels: Mission is to provide one hot nourishing meal per day, both in a congregate setting and to homebound clients. For more information, call 432-1475. • USO Northwest Florida: The USO supports America’s service members by working to keep them connected to family, home and country. For more information, call 455-8280. Other volunteer opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola Humane Society, Junior Achievement and more.
Florida’s mullet toss is back
The artwork for this year’s Interstate Mullet Toss at Flora-Bama, April 27 through 29. As every year, attendees will have a chance to toss a mullet from a 10-foot circle in Florida across the state line into Alabama. Photo from www.facebook.com/florabama From www.visit pensacola.com
Throw a dead fish over the state line. It is a weird tradition, yes, but one the folks who reside near the stretch of shoreline where Florida cozies up to Alabama embrace with pride. The Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party takes over the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar in Perdido Key April 27 through 29. It has grown into one of the
biggest beach parties in the South, packed with family fun, great food, and live music throughout the weekend-long celebration on the beautiful white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. It is simple. All you have to do to join in on the fun is throw a dead mullet from a 10-foot circle in Florida across the state line into Alabama. Go for distance, do not throw out of bounds, watch your step and you may make it into the finals. A mullet is more than a vin-
tage 80’s hairdo; it is also the name of one of the more popular and plentiful fish indigenous to the Gulf Coast area. Mullet are the only fish with a gizzard and they are said to possess mystical properties. While folks on the East Coast use mullet as baitfish, here on the Gulf Coast it is a local delicacy and southern tradition, fried to perfection and served with hush puppies, cole slaw and a glass of sweet tea. But, for one weekend a year, it is nothing but a finned
Frisbee. Each year the FloraBama event raises more than $20,000 for local charities, focusing on gifts to youth organizations. Here are the rules: • Attendees will be tossing one whole mullet (approximately 1 pound) across the Florida/Alabama state line • NO gloves or sand on mullet are allowed • Mullet will be picked out of the water bucket • After you throw, retrieve your mullet and toss it back into the bucket • Mullet will be thrown from a 10 foot circle down a designated alley • No stepping out of the circle during your throw and follow through or you will be disqualified • Throwing your mullet out of bounds is an automatic disqualification • Do not miss; only one chance is given to qualify for finals • Six finalists in both the men’s and women’s divisions each day For more information, visit www.florabama.com.
C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY “Tomb Raider” t (PG13) 3D: 7:30 p.m. c 2D: 5 p.m. h “I Can Only Imagine” (PG) a M o v i e
“I Can Only Imagine” (PG) 11:30 a.m.
“I Can Only Imagine” (PG) Noon
“I Can Only Imagine” (PG) 5 p.m.
“I Feel Pretty” (PG13) 5 p.m. This showing is free
“A Wrinkle in Time” (PG) 3D: 2:30 p.m.
“Tomb Raider” (PG13) 2D: 7:10 p.m.
“Gringo” (R) 5 p.m.
“A Wrinkle in Time” (PG) 2D: 5:10 p.m.
“A Wrinkle in Time” (PG) 2D: 11 a.m.
“Game Night” (R) 7:30 p.m.
“Tomb Raider” (PG13) 2D: 1:30 p.m.
“Love, Simon” (PG13) 1 p.m.
“Game Night” (R) 5 p.m.
“Red Sparrow” (R) 4 p.m.
“Tomb Raider” (PG13) 2D: 3:30 p.m.
“I Can Only Imagine” (PG) 7:10 p.m.
“Gringo” (R) 7 p.m.
“Red Sparrow” (R) 6 p.m.
“Gringo” (R) 8 p.m.
“Love, Simon” (PG13) 5:10 p.m. “Gringo” (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
“Annihilation” (R) 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY “A Wrinkle in Time” (PG) 3D: 5 p.m. “Tomb Raider” (PG13) 3D: 7:30 p.m. “Red Sparrow” (R) 6 p.m.
April 13, 2018
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.
• 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 outof-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain Try this or shine. Sign up for the skills course at the • Seabreeze Jazz Tickets and Travel of- Festival: MWR has fice Bldg. 3787 at Cor- tickets to the 20th anry Station. Backpack- nual Seabreeze Jazz ing 101 Skills Course Festival to be hosted is a prerequisite for all at the Aaron Bessant NAS Pensacola back- Park Amphitheater at packing trips. The Pier Park, Panama next course is sched- City Beach, April 18 uled for May 5 horugh through 22. Tickets 6. See below for more are available through details. For more in- NASP Tickets and Three-day formation call 281- Travel. passes are $173 and 5489 or 452-6354. four-day passes are • Backpacking 101 $216. For a full list Skills Course: In of prices, visit NASP preparation for the upcoming backpack- Tickets and Travel or ing trip in June, MWR call 452-6354. will be hosting a Backpacking 101 Skills Course starting 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 324-3146, 457-1421 or 457-1421or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. • 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. • Lifeguard Classes: NAS Pensacola MWR Aquatic Office will be holding lifeguard certification classes in April and May. Students must be at least 15 years old, beable to pass a pretest and have 100 percent class attendence. Classes are open to active-duty, DoD employees, contractors and civilians. Pretest days will be April 16 and 19 to qualify for April classes and April 30 and May 1 for May classes. Price is $15 to take the pretest and $175 to attend classes. For more information, call 452-9429.
Liberty Activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 4522372 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com.
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Sandy’s Good Times Dance Club. Thursday weekly dance lessons 6:30 pm-6:55pm $10. For lessons – please refrain from wearing scented products. Friday Latin night. Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday ballroom night 7:30-10:30 p.m. Beginning social dance lessons Thursday and Friday 6:30-7:25 p.m. Each night $10. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com.
Remington 14-inch trimmer and edger. Electric. 5.5 amp motor. Superior performance. New. $40. Call 476-3592
King Size Bedroom Set, Ethan Allen Headboard, 2 night stands and triple dresser with Mirrors. $350.00 call 850-516-9404
Annual Community Yard Sale - Oak Hill Estates. Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:00 am until noon. Pens Sail and Power Squadron will teach FL “Boating Safety Class” 6pm starting April 17(4 nites)Free tuition (book $40)@PSC Warrington. 850-776-9736 The truly blessed store located at 607 New warrington Road needs plenty of donations. please help Southwoods Community Spring Yard Sale Saturday April 14th 7AM1PM. Located Stennis Dr and Blue Angel Parkway. Come find your bargains! Wanted Wanted Looking for part time cleaners for commercial and residential cleaning. Must have own car for transportation. Drug test required. Call Stephanie 850-479-2427
Selling a 2014(MacBook Pro 15 in) It’s in prestine condition. Has an I7 processor, 256 GB solid state drive and 8 GB of ram. Selling price is $800. NEW adult 3 wheel trike, side by side bucket seats, Reg. $1999 Now $1200 or OBO. 850-944-7558 Noritake china – circa 1969 – “good kin” 6 pc. setting. Like new. $100. 850-572-2760
Satsuma Jar 21”H x 14”W, Japanese 7 Gods of Fortune design with Gold Handles & 1000 Flowers. I bought in Japan. Paid $825, sell $400. 850-748-9286. Curio Cabinet solid Rosewood 78”H x 45”W x 21” D, Elegant Asian curving design. I bought in Hong Kong. Paid $2195, sell $1195. exc cond 850-748-9286.
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