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Easter services ...

Catholic services: • 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 Mass: April 16. Mass at 8:30 a.m. at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Easter Egg hunt: 9:30 a.m. April 16, at NASP. Protestant services: • Good Friday: 7 p.m, April 14, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Easter Service: 10:15 a.m. April 16, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. • Younger Louder Later Contemporary Service: 10:30 a.m. April 16, All Faiths Chapel. • Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m. April 16, on lawn area in front of Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel. For information, call 452-2341.

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April 14, 2017

F/A-22 Raptors make first visit to NAS Pensacola By Ens. Courtney Avon NASP Public Affairs

The Raptors have landed. Seven F/A-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron based at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, landed April 6 at Naval Air Station Pensacola’s (NASP) Forrest Sherman Field. It’s the first time the base has hosted Raptors, said Eugene Roy, NASP Air Operations Transient Line supervisor. “It’s valuable training to go to other bases and mix services,” said one of the pilots, Maj. Michael Jones of the 95th Fighter Squadron. The planes landed at

NASP for a gas-and-go stop as well as several training opportunities including a walk-around, cross-country and instrument training. Personnel from NASP Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast also were involved in the training to familiarize themselves with the Raptors. “It is our first time dealing with F22s,” Roy said. The Raptor is at the top of the line in terms of fighter aircraft of the 21st century, and costs more $140 million per aircraft. It can perform missions with air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities, according to an Air Force fact sheet.

F/A-22 Raptors attached to the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base prepare to leave NAS Pensacola April 6 after a refueling and familiarization visit. (Above) NASP Transient Line personnel, including NAS Pensacola Air Operations Department Aircraft Handler Edward Gregory (foreground), move out as the planes prepare to take off. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Corry Station experiences interactive SAPR training Story, photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs

Sailors and Soldiers in the Pensacola area received Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) training in the chapel at NAS Pensacola’s Corry Station, April 4-5. Pure Praxis, a socially adaptive theater group contracted by the Department of the Navy’s SAPR office, led the training. The actors use improvisational theater to encourage involvement and intervention in realworld situations. “This training is perfect for making general military training more engaging and more effective,” said Cmdr. Christopher Eng, commanding officer of Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station. “Training this way is a phenomenal method of encouraging

our youngest Sailors to examine how we approach difficult situations.” Throughout the performances, attendees were asked to give their thoughts on the situations portrayed and occasionally joined Praxis actors on stage to show how they would respond to potentially harmful behavior by fellow service members. “I liked being able to talk to the actors and feel like a part of the training,” said CTRSN Devon McCraw, a student at IWTC Corry Station. “Even though the subject matter is very serious, their performance was relatable and humorous and that made it easy for us to open up and engage in the scenarios.” ITC Bryan Hamel, IWTC Corry Station’s SAPR point of contact, said the hands-on training is more beneficial to Sailors than traditional methods when it comes to topics like sexual assault and victim advocacy.

“The training represents a dynamic shift toward normalizing the conversation in everyday terms that we use not just as Sailors, but as human beings,” said Hamel. “It empowers our Sailors, no matter their pay grade or age, to do the right thing to help a shipmate.”

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French acrobatic patrol performs at NAS Pensacola ... The Patrouille Acrobatique de France (French Acrobatic Patrol, PAF), the French aerobatic display team, performs at Naval Air Station Pensacola April 11 before the scheduled Blue Angels practice. The PAF consists of eight Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jets and is the world’s oldest demonstration team. A signature technique of the PAF is the blue, white and red streams behind the jets. Photo by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski

2016 tax deadline is fast approaching By Ens. Courtney Avon NASP Public Affairs

If you have not completed your 2016 tax form yet, you better get busy. The deadline is April 18. If you need help, you can visit the NAS Pensacola (NASP) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) office in Bldg. 680, Suite D, Room 225E (on Cuddihy Street across from the NEX mini mart). The VITA office is planning to remain open until April 18 for last-minute filers. VITA provides free electronic tax filing services for Sailors, dependents and retirees with a focus on assisting service members E-6 and below. The office has military personnel volunteers working up until the last day to help answer any questions, but there will not be a guarantee for a tax professional being present, said NASP VITA coordinator LN1 Tanya Belna. Hours of operation are noon to 4 p.m. today, April 14, April 17 and April 18. For more information, contact Belna at 505 6291 or LN2 Tramaine Hunden at 452-8219.

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, CPOs assemble for a group photo. A printer’s error last week delayed publication of the group shot. Photo by Patrick Nichols

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April 14, 2017


Proclamation signing kicks off SAAPM in NRSE By Twilla Smith and MC1(EXW/SW/AW) Stacy D. Laseter Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Navy Region Southeast, signed a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) proclamation at the region headquarters during a ceremony, April 3. “This proclamation is a declaration of beliefs long held in our Navy – that sexual assault is not, in any way, acceptable behavior,” Bolivar said. This year marks the 13th annual SAAPM, which highlights the work of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program. “Sexual assault awareness is vital to the mission and in upholding the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment,” Bolivar said. “By working together to help educate our community, we ensure survivors and victims are supported in order to overcome the trauma of sexual assault violence.” Navy Region Southeast is following the lead from the Department of Defense, continuing the prevention drumbeat with the 2017 SAAPM campaign theme and Navy tagline: “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission: The Difference Starts With You. Step Up and Step In to Stop Sexual Assault.” This theme places importance on the critical role that everyone

Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar signs a proclamation designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month for the region. Photo by MC1 Stacy D. Laseter

plays in thwarting sexual assault. SAAPM is an occasion to highlight the Navy’s commitment to the SAPR Program. Navy Region Southeast’s Regional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Tina Vaughn stressed the importance of acknowledging the issues year-long. “Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month should not be the only time we acknowledge the issue of sexual assault, commit to prevention, condemn the actions of the offenders, or honor the journey and courage of those victimized by this crime,” Vaughn said. “There should always be some part of us ready

to stand against sexual assault, either directly or indirectly, just as there should always be some part of us prepared to hold space for a victim.” Events being held by the Navy Region Southeast staff include posts to the command’s Facebook page at, “Teal Tuesday” scheduled for April 25, which encourages everyone to wear teal to work, a “lunch and learn” event held in the main conference room and, in partnership with Naval Air Station Jacksonville, a Silent Walk event held at Patriot’s Grove Park at 10 a.m., April 26.

“The events give the staff a unique opportunity to get out there and get educated on the effects of sexual assault,” said Chief Yeoman Gracie Barnes, the region’s SAPR point of contact. “We think that if we can teach one person, then these events are a success.” For more information on SAAPM events and activities at Navy Region Southeast, visit the region’s Facebook page, contact Vaughn at (904) 542-2332 (, or contact the Regional Sexual Assault Prevention Officer Lt. Clifton Johnson at (904) 542-0037 (

“Such an important milestone” ... Naval

Rock N Fly check presentation to NMCRS ... The Pensacola Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) was the recipient of a check for $30,000 April 7, the proceeds from the recent 2017 Blue Angel Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K run/walk event held onboard NAS Pensacola. (Left-right) Capt. Michael Kohler (race director), Marine Lt. Col. Anthony Frost (ADFD coordinator), Mark Harden (director NMCRS), Marine Col. Donald Chipman (ADFD chairman), Amanda Shadden (RSA, NMCRS), Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez, NASP executive officer and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Carlos Linomontes (race co-director). Photo by Patrick Nichols

“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 14 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. Email your answer to Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Bryan Moeller was last week’s winner; the photo was of the marker at NASP’s Kane Field.

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

Air Station Pensacola Commanding Officer, Capt. Christopher Martin (right), congratulates members of the command at an assembly to celebrate the recent milestone of the NASP command reaching two years without an alcohol-related incident. The cake-cutting ceremony took place April 6; it was cut by RPCS Melanie Bradley (center) and ABEC Kelsey Deer (left). Photo by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski

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Military teen adventure camps open for enrollment Commentary by Katie Lange DoD News, Defense Media Activity


ny service member with teenagers knows it can be hard to keep them entertained, especially in the summer. That’s why the Department of Defense offers military teen adventure camps, and the schedule for the 2017 camps has just been announced. The Office of Military Community and Family Policy has teamed up with Purdue University and the Land Grant University system to give teens from military families – who make sacrifices for their nation, just like their parents – support in the form of fun, games and adventure. The teen adventure camps aren’t like the norm, though. Children ages 14-18 can get experiences that aren’t typically available through military youth programs. Would your teen like to hike to a 1946 B-17 Air Force crash site in the Rocky Mountains, or snorkel through crystal-clear springs in Florida? Maybe they are up for learning survival skills like trapping, foraging and fishing in the Kentucky wilderness, or canoeing and sailing along the coast of Maine? Aside from adventure, the camps also help teens build self-esteem, develop team-building and life skills

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and their ability to plan and make decisions. So far, the camps are scheduled throughout the summer of 2017 in four states: Kentucky, Maine, Georgia and Colorado. Families can choose camps by the date or location, and they’re all available at little to no cost. To find out more about a camp or to apply, visit the military teen adventure camps website at Click on “camps by location,” and that will take you to the contact information for each camp. The camps were first offered six years ago and have become very popular. About 2,300 military youths took part in varying camps during 2015. If high adventure isn’t your child’s thing, there are also Operation Purple camps you can check out that are

Teens from military families get to learn how to do fun things like surf at adventure camps offered by the Office of Military Community and Family Policy and Perdue University. Photo courtesy of Military Teen Adventure Camps Facebook page

offered by the National Military Family Association. For more information, go to www.militaryfamily. org/kids-operation-purple/camps/. However, you may not have to go far to give your children a positive camp experience. In fact, camp fun may be just around the corner on your local installation. To find a camp or summer activity on your installation, go to MI:ENTRY:0. Select Youth Programs/Centers from the drop-down menu and fill in the name of the in-

stallation to find contact information for the youth center at your installation. The NASP Youth Center has a summer camp program and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation department at NASP is also offering a variety programs for children throughout the summer months. No matter what, see what options are in store for your child this summer. Because after all, when we invest in the well-being of the military family, we invest in the well-being of the nation.

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April 14, 2017


Trump orders missile attack in retaliation for Syrian chemical strikes From Department of Defense


ASHINGTON (NNS) – The United States fired Tomahawk missiles into Syria April 6 in retaliation for the regime of Bashar Assad using nerve agents to attack his own people. President Donald J. Trump ordered the attack on Al-Shayrat Air Base, the base from which the chemical attack on Syria’s Idlib province was launched. The missiles were launched from U.S. Navy ships in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The attack is in retaliation for the Syrian dictator for using banned chemical agents in the April 4 attack. “Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians,” Trump said in a statement to the nation. “Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. No child of God should ever suffer such horror.” Trump ordered the targeted military strike on the airfield that launched the attack. “It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and

deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons,” the president said. No one disputes that Syria used banned chemical weapons of the people of Idlib, he said, adding that this is a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. Syria also ignored United Nations Security Council resolutions. “Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically,” Trump said. “As a result, the refugee crisis continues to deepen and the region continues to destabilize, threatening the United States and its allies.” Trump called on all civilized nations to join the United States in seeking an end to the slaughter in Syria, and to end the threat terrorism poses in the blighted nation. Shortly after the president’s address, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis issued a statement providing details of the strike. It took place at about

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea April 7. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. Photo by MC3 Ford Williams

7:40 p.m. – 3:40 a.m. April 7 in Syria, he said. The strike was conducted using Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles, or TLAMs, launched from the destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Ross (DDG 71) in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Davis said in his statement. A total of 59 TLAMs targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems and radars. “As always, the U.S. took extraordinary measures to avoid civilian casualties and to comply with the Law of Armed Con-

flict,” Davis said. “Every precaution was taken to execute this strike with minimal risk to personnel at the airfield.” The strike was “a proportional response to Assad’s heinous act,” the Pentagon spokesman said, noting that Shayrat Airfield was used to store chemical weapons and Syrian air forces. The U.S. intelligence community assessed that aircraft from Shayrat conducted the April 4 chemical weapons attack, he added, and the strike was intended to deter the regime from using chemical weapons again. Russian forces were notified

in advance of the strike using the established deconfliction line, Davis said, and U.S. military planners took precautions to minimize risk to Russian or Syrian personnel at the airfield. “We are assessing the results of the strike,” Davis said. “Initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and supinfrastructure and port equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian government’s ability to deliver chemical weapons. The use of chemical weapons against innocent people will not be tolerated.”

Statement from Pentagon spokesman on U.S. strike in Syria From Department of Defense

WA S H I N G T O N (NNS) – At the direction of the president, U.S. forces conducted a cruise missile strike against a Syrian Air Force airfield March 6 at about 7:40 p.m. (3:40 a.m., April 7, in Syria). The strike targeted Shayrat Airfield in Homs governorate, and were in response to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack April 4 in Khan Sheikhoun, which killed and injured hundreds of innocent Syrian people, including women and children. The strike was conducted using Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) launched from

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea April 7. Photo by MC3 Ford Williams

the destroyers USS Porter and USS Ross in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. A total of 59 TLAMs targeted aircraft, hardened

aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and radars. As al-

ways, the U.S. took extraordinary measures to avoid civilian casualties and to comply with the Law of Armed Conflict.

Every precaution was taken to execute this strike with minimal risk to personnel at the airfield. The strike was a proportional response to Assad’s heinous act. Shayrat Airfield was used to store chemi c a l weapons and Syrian air forces. The U.S. intelligence community assesses that aircraft from Shayrat conducted the chemical weapons attack on April 4. The strike was intended to deter the regime from using chemical weapons again. Russian forces were notified in advance of the

strike using the established deconfliction line. U.S. military planners took precautions to minimize risk to Russian or Syrian personnel located at the airfield. We are assessing the results of the strike. Initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian Government's ability to deliver chemical weapons. The use of chemical weapons against innocent people will not be tolerated.



April 14, 2017


Veteran shares World War II experiences at NETC By Enid Wilson Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs


retired Navy officer recalled memories of attacking enemy ships and saving lives during World War II in a presentation for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) personnel March 29 onboard NAS Pensacola. Addressing a crowd of more than 150 NETC employees in person and through video teleconferencing, Rear Adm. Mike White welcomed retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Cash Barber as a guest speaker on naval heritage. “I’m proud to stand here today and represent just one guy from ‘the greatest generation’,” said Barber. Barber’s 30-year naval career began when he enlisted in the Navy in May of 1941 as a young 17-year-old from Colorado. On Dec. 18, 1941, Barber and 29 of his shipmates, all recent graduates of aviation machinist mate school, arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on a cargo ship and witnessed the aftermath of the Japanese attack. “Folks, it’s a sight I’ll never forget; we had a battleship laying on its side as we entered the harbor and we went by battleship row and you just can’t believe the sight that it was,” said Barber. “Since we didn’t have any aircraft to be assigned to or take care of, they assigned us to security forces, issued us a rifle, and put us in a foxhole.” Barber described some of the unusual conditions he remem-

bers during the chaotic aftermath of the attack including barbed wire on Waikiki beach. Replacement aircraft were available by mid-January of 1942 and Barber was assigned to a flight crew and started training with Patrol Squadron (VP) 11 at Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay. As an aircraft crewmember on the Consolidated Patrol Bomber (PBY) Catalina, Barber served in Pacific battles from Midway to the Philippines. He described the versatility of the PBY as a workhorse seaplane capable of dropping bombs and rescuing downed pilots. The PBYs operated among the many islands in the Pacific and off of a seaplane tender, USS Curtiss (AV 4), to support the Marines and the Army. Barber’s squadron returned to San Diego at the end of 1942. After a short period of leave and training, the squadron received orders back to the Pacific in April 1943. From the end of 1943 through mid-1944, the PBY Catalinas in Barber’s squadron were painted flat black and flew night assaults against the Japanese fleet using star sightings for night navigation. Referred to as “Black Cat

Retired Lt. Cmdr. Cash Barber gives a tour of the Consolidated Patrol Bomber (PBY) Catalina at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Photo by MC3 Brittany Tobin

operations,” the stealth seaplanes took off at sunset and landed at sunrise. “I didn’t get back home again for 20 months that time ... the great thing about that second trip was the Black Cats ... what a great change in weather,” Barber said. Each PBY had a nine-man crew consisting of three pilots, a radarman, a radioman, a flight engineer, a second mechanic and two ordnance men. “Flying at night, with the latest radar, we had a picnic because we could pick up ships 50 to 60 miles away and then hone in on them. We could see their wake in the water, with all the beautiful colors, and they couldn’t see us. We had to identify our contact and to identify them, we would drop a parachute flare,” said Barber. “The parachute flare

would get shot out before it burned out and they knew exactly what was going to happen next ... we would turn the tables on them.” The Black Cats sunk 100,000 tons of enemy shipping and damaged an equal amount of enemy shipping during their World War II operations. Additionally, the Black Cats performed reconnaissance, air-sea rescue, dive bombing, mine laying and torpedo attack missions. In December 1943, Barber’s squadron evacuated 219 Australian commandos, 25 at a time, from their post near Wewak, New Guinea. To accomplish this, the crew had to strip unnecessary equipment and armament and land the 104-foot wingspan PBY on the 200-foot wide Sepik River. Despite a skeleton crew,

the PBY used the river current to sweep each aircraft from the muddy riverbank back into the river for take-off. Barber quickly moved up in rank and after only four years was advanced to chief aviation machinist’s mate in September 1945. After the presentation, command members lined up to shake Barber’s hand and thank him for sharing his stories. “It’s not every day that you get to hear a firsthand account of life on Oahu in the days immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor,” said Ernie Philips, an operations research analyst in the Resources, Requirements and Assessment department at NETC. As a junior officer, Philips was assigned to VP-11 in 1991 when the squadron was flying P-3 Orion patrol aircraft and located in Brunswick, Maine. “It was fascinating to hear his stories of the critical role that PBY squadrons played,” said Philips. “From the spotting of the Japanese fleet prior to the Battle of Midway to night-time bombing runs when the PBYs were painted all black, his stories brought the history of World War II in the Pacific to life.” Commissioned as a limited duty officer (LDO) in 1961, Barber completed 30 years of naval service before retiring in 1971. He moved to the Pensacola area several years ago and at age 92 currently spends one day a week as a volunteer at the National Naval Aviation Museum. He is frequently found by the PBY-5A Catalina display. For more information on the National Naval Aviation Museum, visit



April 14, 2017


NAS Whiting Field pilot named CNATRA Flight Instructor of the Year From Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Officer


avy Lt. Ryan Miller, Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT8), was named as the 2016 CNATRA Flight Instructor of the Year by Navy Rear Adm. Dell Bull, Chief of Naval Air Training, recently. The CNATRA Flight Instructor of the Year is awarded to the top flight instructor in the Naval Air Training Command. Selection is based on all-around performance and effectiveness as an instructor, contributions to safety, leadership, strength of character, personality and civic involvement. Miller’s impact to HT-8 has been considerable. As an instructor pilot, he flew 693.7 mishap-free flight hours during 338 sorties, more than any other instructor in the squadron. He trained 11 sets of on-wings and served as a class adviser to an additional 16 students.

As the squadron assistant operations officer, Miller worked tirelessly to complete the complicated flight schedule for 125 students and 75 instructors, totalling 27,000 flight hours and 16,450 sorties. His leadership in operations, under the tutelage of Pete Zameska, Hope Ozimek, and Michelle Caris, ensured the most efficient scheduling among the six Training Air Wing Five (TraWing-5) squadrons. Miller ensured that HT-8 operated within safe standards and complied with governing directives as the squadron contact Bravo manager. As the squadron

Lt. Ryan Miller

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) point of contact, Miller promoted a responsive management of alleged sexual assaults and ensured the command is in compliance with all SAPR program requirements. Navy Cmdr. Stephen Audelo, commanding officer HT-8, praised Miller for his hard work and dedication. “Lt. Miller stands alone among 75 impressive flight instructors,” Audelo said. “I charge

my instructors to remain standardized and safe, and to teach with passion and quality. I also implore them to find ways to go above and beyond to develop and mentor our future helicopter warriors. Lt. Miller embodies that effort and he does so by holding himself to the highest standard of personal accountability as an instructor, while providing an environment on the ground and in the air that is conducive to safe and effective training.” In addition to his excellence instructing students in the cockpit of the TH-57, Miller made it a priority to give back to the community. He volunteered his time with Navy Lt. Dane Thorleifson, HT-8, in support of the 2016 Blackwater Heritage Century Ride and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. Miller and Navy Lt. Rob Antonucci, HT-8, represented their squadron with five aircraft at the 2016 Dulles Plane Pull at Washington Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, D.C., to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia. Miller was surprised when he

found out he was selected. “I am very honored and humbled to receive the award, especially knowing the incredible cadre of instructors we have at HT-8 and TW-5,” he said. “This award was only possible because of the outstanding leadership across the HT-8 chain of command, a highly dedicated and expert team of civilian staff, a strong band of JOPA (Junior Officers Protective Association) brothers and sisters, and hardworking students prepared to crush every flight every day.” Audelo extoled Miller’s professionalism and leadership after hearing that he had been selected. “Lt. Miller showed his dedication to HT-8 and the mission of training naval aviators on a daily basis,” Audelo said. “Ryan is not only a phenomenal flight instructor, but he also a model officer. He was our go-to TH57B expert and was trusted by students, peers and leadership alike. He is highly deserving of these prestigious awards and I couldn’t be more proud of him or grateful for his contributions.”

SAPR team implements new events for SAAPM 2017 campaign By Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office

The Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) team has a new plan for implementing new ideas, events, and tenant squadron support to enhance the SAPR program’s ability to focus on outreach within the fence line onboard NASWF as well as off-base in the community. This year’s theme is “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission.” The two-part theme is to remind everyone that each of us has a role in ensuring the men and women around us can live and work free from the threat of sexual assault, and the devastating impact that a sexual assault can have on an individual and a unit’s readiness to perform its mission. Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), recognized across the nation by civilian and military communities, provides a prominent opportunity to highlight outreach efforts through innovative events, discussion groups and program activities. Events on and off the installation include a “Leading the Charge” Segway race, proclamation signing in


downtown with a teal-dyed fountain, Tug of War, SAPR board/door contest, Denim Day and Teal Tuesday 5K Obstacle Course/Color run. The 5K obstacle course is available April 18 at 8 a.m. and a “Find Your Calm” self-care event will be held April 21 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. NAS Whiting Field SAPR team will have displays at several locations around the base to include “Cup of Prevention” Tower Café coffee shop, Mulligans Golf Course, Liberty Center and the NEX throughout the month of April. Some other awareness support are the new SAPR patches available to wear on flightsuit uniforms, “Walk the Talk” ground displays on the installation’s sidewalks, an off-base luncheon with faith-based leadership and the NAS Whiting Field SAPR team set up a SAPR information table at the Pensacola Ice Flyers military appreciation game in which Capt. Mark Murray dropped the puck at the start of the game. “The SAPR team is working hard to raise awareness inside and outside the fence. Please attend any of our numerous events to show your support,” Dora Ford, NAS Whiting Field SAPR coordinator, said.

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The performance education theater group, Pure Praxis, performed onboard NAS Whiting Field on April 6 in the Lassen Auditorium. The group created scenes relating to sexual assault and awareness which offered a platform for audience members to share answers, thoughts and ideas about SAPR. A new focus on year-round efforts to eliminate the crime from the ranks will also focus outside the fence line, as tenants will host separate events this month, as well as throughout the year. These events will address the issues surrounding sexual assault in smaller focus groups to discuss the role of each Sailor to foster safe work environments and open the communication line about sexual assault and prevention. A message from Adm. John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations stated: “The very best teams perform best across the board. They have no place for toxic behavior that weakens the team ... If you see these behaviors anywhere, step in – there are no bystanders on our team. Intervene and stop the behavior.” For more information about on-base SAPR events or questions, contact Ford at (850) 665-6393. The SAAPM 2017 toolkit is available at

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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.

Flight academy offering spring cruise The National Flight Academy, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, is offering spring break and summer cruise programs. Registration is open for fifth-grade through 12th-grade students. Subjects will include aerodynamics, meteorology and physics. A spring break program is scheduled for April 16-18. The cost is $399 per student. For registration information, call 308-8948 or go to

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

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

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 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.

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.

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,

Partyline submissions

Symposium planned May 10-12 The National Naval Aviation Museum will open its doors for another glimpse into the history and future of naval aviation May 10-12 at the museum foundation’s annual symposium. The three-day event will feature a golf tournament May 10, followed by panels and special events May 11 and May 12. The theme for Symposium ’17 will be “Power Projection in the 21st Century” and will consist of a number of panels and guest speakers who will provide briefings on the current and future role of naval aviation in modern power projection. The symposium will culminate with a distinguished panel of flag and general officers who will discuss both current challenges facing naval aviation and future initiatives. “In particular, we are honored to have the leaders of our most recent deployed aircraft carrier strike groups – USS Truman and USS Eisenhower – on hand to give us a debrief of their highly successful combat deployments,” said retired Navy Capt. Sterling Gilliam, museum director. For a full schedule of events, go to The symposium sessions are free and open to active-duty and retired military as well as the general public. Golf reservations are $50 per person, luncheon reservations are $25 per person and reception reservations are $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the foundation office at 453-2389 or online at 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

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

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

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 tomorrow, 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

AFCEA scholarship money available 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, applications and submission instructions are available at scholarships. The deadline for application submission is April 20, with awards announced by May 15. In addition, CyberThon funds will support cybersecurity summer camps and other STEM teaching grants made to local elementary and middle schools.

Trip open to children, siblings of fallen The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) is offering an expedition for children or siblings of the fallen – ages 15-18 – June 19-24 in Bend, Ore., at an equine rescue that provides equine therapy to children in need. The participants will be “ranch hands” during the expedition and will participate in a barn renovation project, among other ranch activities. They will stay in the dorms at OSC Cascades campus. Registration does not guarantee attendance. The trip is fully sponsored by TMF including travel, lodging, meals and materials. For more information, contact

Scholarships available from PMOAA The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) will be awarding scholarships to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty 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 counties in Florida or Baldwin County in Alabama. They also must have completed a minimum of one year at a college or university, with at least a 3.2 GPA if an undergraduate or 3.5 if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters (fall of 2016 and spring of 2017) as a full-time student. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15 and may be downloaded at For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact retired Navy Cmdr. Vann Milheim, at 969-9715 or

Teens performing Shakespeare play The Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company (SETSCO) will present for shows of “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Pensacola Opera Center, 75 South Tarragona. The play is packed with music, including two solos. The cast members range in age from 13 to 17. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 27, April 28 and April 29 and 2:30 p.m. April 30. The April 27 performance will be a preview, and tickets are $10. Tickets for regular performances are $15 and available at

Family festival to be May 27 at beach Christian Surfers Pensacola will kick off the Family Beach Fest from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 27 at Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach. The festival will include a free concert from Christian rock band, Kutless, along with special speakers and emcee Wendy Griffith, co-host of the “700 Club.” For more information go to

Johnson commemoration to be May 6

Gulf Islands National Seashore officials have announced that the annual commemoration of Pvt. Rosamond Johnson is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 6 at the Star Pavilion at Johnson Beach in the Perdido Key Area. Scheduled speakers include Dan Brown, Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent, and Eugene Franklin, president/CEO Florida Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. The NATTC Color Guard and Vocalist group will perform. The ceremony will conclude with words from the Johnson family and a wreath laying ceremony. After enlisting in the U.S. Army at 15, Johnson died in combat two years later on the Korea Peninsula. On Aug. 21, 1950, Rosamond was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart for the wounds he sustained while saving his fellow soldiers. The ceremony is open to the public. There is an entrance fee for this area. For more information, go to

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NHP steps up for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month; See page B2 Spotlight

GOSPORT 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 composure 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’s bothering them. Actively listen, re-

Blue pinwheels are a visible reminder of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Honoring Child Abuse Prevention Month ... Members of the NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) staff wear blue and hold pinwheels outside their building March 29 as a reminder that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. For more, visit https:// topics/ preventing/ prevention month. Photo by Janet Thomas mind 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, family-friendly 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 nonmedical counseling. 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

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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. • Reduce or 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 Services if you suspect child abuse or neglect. • Call your state’s child abuse reporting hotline or contact Childhelp at 8004-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 (http:// www. military onesource. mil/ health -and- wellness/ family- violence).

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On heroic nature No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child. – James Dobson 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 Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes. – Benjamin Disraeli




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SAAPM @Naval Hospital Pensacola Story, photo by Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs Officer


ccording to the Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, there were approximately 6,000 reports of sexual assault involving service members in fiscal year 2015. April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) by both military and civilian communities. This year’s DoD theme is “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission.” The theme is to enforce that everyone within the DoD can care for each other while ensuring the mission is accomplished. “Every service member and civilian employee in the Navy must know, understand and adhere to service values and standards of behavior to eliminate sexual assault,” said Lt. Courtney PollmanTurner, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) point of contact at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP). “Not only are the individual victims of sexual assault harmed, but a sexual assault can severely impact a unit’s readiness to perform its mission.”

Sexual assault is defined as intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority or when the victim doesn’t or can’t consent. It can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim. NHP has numerous events scheduled for April to raise awareness on sexual assaults including educational display booths at the hospital with SAPR victim advocates on-hand to answer questions. The month started with Capt. Sarah Martin, commanding officer, NHP, emphasizing the importance of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month to the Sailors and civilian staff at NHP. “We must encourage positive behaviors by recognizing acts that contribute to a supportive command environment,”

said Martin.“We can protect each other and our mission by ensuring everyone is committed to advancing an environment where sexual harassment, hazing, bullying and sexual are not tolerated or ignored.” Since its inception in 2001, SAAPM has become the highlight of the Navy’s SAPR Program, which helps prevent sexual assault involving service members through training and education programs, treatment and support to victims of sexual assault. Victims of sexual assault have two reporting options – unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted cases are reported through the chain of command, while restricted reports are made confidentially, which allows victims to get help without reporting it through their chain of command or law enforce-

LS2 Sharonda Douglas, a victim advocate at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), talks to HM1 Eliotz Cesar, a corpsman at NHP, about resources that are available to prevent a sexual assault – such as a personal alarm that can be carried in a pocket. To report a sexual assault, call the toll-free DoD Safe Helpline at (877) 995-5247.

ment. According to Safe Helpline, the DoD’s crisis support service, one of the most effective methods of preventing sexual assault is active bystander intervention. The active bystander intervention approach encourages people to identify situations that might lead to a sexual assault and then safely intervene to prevent an assault from occurring. The three components to active bystander interven-

tion are: recognizing when to intervene; considering whether the situation needs attention; and deciding if there is a responsibility to act. “It is the duty of every Sailor and civilian to uphold the Navy’s policy for sexual assaults,” said Pollman-Turner. SAPR is an important element of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which consolidates a set of objectives and policies to maximize Sailor

and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Navy and Marine Corps. Anyone in immediate danger should call 911. To report a sexual assault, call the toll-free DoD Safe Helpline at (877) 9955247, the Naval Air Station Pensacola Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) at 4525109/9017 or a command SAPR victim advocate.


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 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. 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:; 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 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 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_ 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


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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

Robots to be on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum include M2V2 humanoid robot, tBot, FastRunner, HexRunner, EllipticalRunner, Micro Air Vehicles and MinaV2 Exoskeleton.

Story, photo from Malerie Shelton Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) have scheduled a free, family-friendly event from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow, April 15. The event celebrates National Robotics Week and will feature IHMC robot demonstrations in the Blue Angels Atrium and free screenings of National Geographic’s film, “Robots.” National Robotics Week is all about celebrating the United States’ leadership in robotics technology and development and inspiring students of all ages to pursue careers in these areas.

At Robotics Day, IHMC will demonstrate child-friendly robotics concepts and real-world applications. Hands-on science kit activities will also be set up by the Pensacola MESS Hall. Children and families are invited to see National Geographic’s film, “Robots,” in the Giant Screen Theater. Tickets to 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. showings tomorrow, April 15, are free on a first-come, first-served basis. Complimentary popcorn and a beverage will be provided. Presented by National Geographic, “Robots” gives audiences an inside look at humanoid robots, exploring the difficulties of mimicking humans as well as what it means to be humanoid. Viewers will take a tour of the

world to meet a dozen of the most remarkable robots in Europe, Japan and the U.S., guided by host and narrator RoboThespian, an android voiced by actor, comedian and filmmaker Simon Pegg (“Shaun of the Dead”). The movie showcases the latest cutting edge efforts and challenges that are driving roboticists, engineers and scientists around the globe to new breakthroughs. The 40-minute film also explores the latest in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, humanoid cognition and human-robot interaction (HRI), as well as developments in cloud robotics. For additional event details, go to

At the movies FRIDAY

“Beauty and The Beast” (2D), PG, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; “KONG: Skull Island” (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “CHIPs,” R, 8 p.m.


“Beauty and The Beast” (3D), PG, noon; “KONG: Skull Island” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Get Out,” R, 5 p.m.; “Logan,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Before I Fall,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Beauty and The Beast” (2D), PG, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; “CHIPs,” R, 8 p.m.


“Beauty and The Beast” (2D), PG, noon and 2:30 p.m.; “KONG: Skull Island” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “CHIPs,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “The Shack,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Logan,” R, 4 p.m.; “Get Out,” R, 7 p.m.


Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed April 17.


“Rock Dog,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Logan,” R, 7 p.m.; “Beauty and The Beast” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Get Out,” R, 7:30 p.m.

Liberty activities


“Beauty and The Beast” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “KONG: Skull Island” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Get Out,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “CHIPs,” R, 7:10 p.m.


“Beauty and The Beast” (2D), PG, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; “Before I Fall,” PG13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Shack,” PG-13, 7:10 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

• Easter event: The annual Easter EggStravaganza is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow, April 15, at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area, 2100 Bronson Road. The event is free and open to all MWR patrons. For more information, call 453-6310. •Character Breakfast: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 29 at Mustin Beach Club. Get your tickets soon, • Movies on the this event is exLawn: Free family pected to sell out. movies will be shown Tickets are $6 at every second and the Tickets and fourth Saturday startTravel Office. For ing April 22 at dusk in more information, front of the Portside call 452-6354. Gym, Bldg. 627. The • Month of the first movie will be DisMilitary Child: ney’s “Moana.” You MWR has events can also enjoy some planned all month free popcorn. Bring long. PurpleUp your lawn chair, blanday is April 21. For kets and coolers. In a complete list of case of rain, movies events, go to will be canceled. For www.navymwrpeninformation, call and 2372. 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 more information, call 452-6520. • 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


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


April 14, 2017



Marketplace Publication date every Friday except Christmas and New Years Deadline to place an ad is anoon Monday, the week of the publication. Place your ad online at Place your ad by phone at 850-433-1166 ext. 29 Mon–Fri 8:30 am to 5 pm

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Work At Big Lagoon State Park Concessionaire. FT/PT Flexible. Call for Appointment 850-8675873

Pet/house sitting. Many references, prefer cats and dogs. 850-2219692

Office Pride commercial cleaning has part-time evening positions available in Perdido Bay area. Call Jim Oates at 850525-4874 for information and applications.

Garage sale @ 3475 Lemmington Rd Pensacola Fl 32504 on Saturday April 8 from 8am to 2pm. Many household items for sale, everything must go.

Garage Sales Garage Sales

Moving Sale. 4/15, Fortis Institute is Saturday, seeking a HVAC 8-2. 600 Calderinstructor. Part- wood Ct off Cove time, about 22-25 Ave. 2 bedrooms antique hours a week- Mon suites, thru Thur. 3 years ironer, Christmas, HVAC experience. clothes,lots & lots www1.apply2jobs. of misc. com/edaff. Announcements Announcements Quickbooks Good Bookkeeper Need- Sandy’s ed Part Time. Must Times Dance. Frihave excellent day nights blast Quickbooks and from oldies. SatMS Excel skills. urday nights good Office is located times. Each night in Downtown Pen- $10. 8-11pm. Doors sacola. 1 to 2 days open 7:45pm. 1707 per week, hours West Fairfield Dr. are flexible. Please 850-458-1979. pensend resume with sacoladanceclub. background, and com. references. AppliComics cant will invoice, Buying bank reconcilia- & Sports Cards. tion, pay sales tax- Check out our coles and other basic lectible store at accounting func- 3103 West Michitions. $12 per hour. gan Ave. Call FlorSend your resume ida C’s at 850-637to adminsl@svn. 1989 com Video Games & Farm help needed. Systems. Playsta$10/hr. Work with tion, Xbox, Wii, me cutting trees, Gamecube & More! fixing fences, Check out our coltrimming hooves, lectible store at 3103 fixing tractors, West Michigan Ave. birthing calves, Call Florida C’s at etc. 4 hr shifts eve/ 850-637-1989 wkend

Announcements Nurse’s = RNs/ LPNs. Refresh today, work tomorrow. Skills Refresher Class – Saturday, April 8. IV State Certification – Sunday, April 9. State approved CE provider. Kane Educational Seminars. Call 800-677-5224. Ask about our Spring special Pets


B u l l d o g s puppies up to date on worming for free adoption philipjames202@ 914279-5977 Articles ArticlesforforSale Sale Solid Oak glass 3 piece display case with touch control lights $325 5’ X 7’ beige floral area rug $65 utility yard trailer $425 call 850-712-3870 Shotgun Beretta model A390 12-gauge semiautomatic with ventilated grip and screw-in chokes. $225. 497-1167 Rifle Mossberg Military training rifle. 22-cal. Bolt action. Tube fed with scope. Dime-sized groups at 50 feet. $125. 417-1694 Deep sea fishing 2 Penn Senator 113H high-speed red-side four aught reels. With rods. $90 for both. 4549486

Articles for Sale S y l v a n i a television, 28 inches. VCR player/recorder. $110. 850-2219692 18 cu. ft. Frigidaire fridge, top freezer, ice maker fine, like new condition. Must see, call 850346-1426 or 850292-2985. Need to move $375 OBO Fence materials SALE rolls chicken wire/steel wire weld galva/ plastic garden fence roll 25’ 50’ misalliance must go 850-346-1426, 850-292-2985

Articles for Sale 3pc Haverty Amalfi couch loveseat chaise. Microfiber. L shape. Like new. Orig $2,100. Price $600. 850 492-0370 Schwinn hybrid mountain bicycle. 26 in. Brand new. 21 speed. Model network. Walmart price, $260. My price $175. Alberta, Al. 251-7477056.

Articles for Sale

Real Estate

1983 Yamaha XS650, black, runs well, very good condition, 20k miles asking $1800 or trade for trail bike. Call or text 210-897-9394

2 bedroom with W/D in unit. No smoking, Hud, pets. $695.00 monthly/$500.00 security dep. Call Bill 850-477-6063

2005 Honda Pilot. Great condition. Low miles at 132K. All maint kept up and documented. $7000. Call Dave at 850-501-6548.

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. Lawnmower Craftsmen 6.75 Bedroom Suite, 850-377-5113 horsepower, self- queen adjustable VROD propelled, side dis- poster bed, dress- 2012 Harley charge. Starts and er, chest, 2 night- Muscle Apruns great, mows stands, $700. Bed- Davidson. well. $100 OBO. room Suite, full prox 8k miles on size, dresser, night it. Never down. 850-456-2989 Extra Clean! Lots stand, $350. of Extras! Asking Craftsmen 10in 850-478-6269 $9600. Call 850radial arm saw 572-4912 with stand $100. Auto Auto Contact Leigh, BMW 2003, 325i, Misc Misc. 501-0412 steel blue, perfect Mustang, 4ft by 5ft wooden running condition, Ford utility table. On leather interior, sun Custom Car Cover walking casters. roof, $5500 call 2012 models & $75. Contact Chris at 850-466- newer. All-weather w/ tie-down vinyl2795 Leigh, 501-0412 coated cable and Mattress and plat- 2009 Camry LE, lock. $50 Call/text 72K 850-525-2075 form frame (full) avl excellent, $9.6K 4/30 $100; Epson Al- mileage, Real Estate ESTATE l4One print/scanner must see. call 791- REAL Rental Rental $10; Chinon Genisis 6076 soon. III 35mm camera 2006 Triumph 2br/1ba. 2 miles $40. 463-8611 Tiger 955i for Sale. outside NAS back850-255- gate. $900 month, Bistro set, fancy Phone black wrought iron, 5562, One owner, washer/dryer inutilities like new, worth 26,000 miles, Peli- cluded, except over $500. Asking can tour boxes, en- included $225 call Chris at gine guards, more. cable and internet. 850-607-3625 $3500 OBO. 850-466-2795. Kenmore sewing machine. Works, 53-years old. Original wood cabinet on legs with all attachments. $75. Alberta, Al. 251-747-7056

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4/2, 2557 sf, only 5 y/o. Stainless appliances. Blue Angel Elementary Close to bases, Naval Hospital, sports complex. Manchester subdiviCorpus Christi, sion. 259,900. Call Texas. 3br/2ba near 850-637-5250 NASCC. 1000 dep, 1675 rent. Go to 4br/2ba brick militarybyowner. home for sale. com for more de- 6.5 acres of land. tails; AD number: Cantonment area. MBO273879. Ve- 105K OBO. Call to ronica: 361-765- make appointment 850-292-4216 or 4295 850-281-9157. Room for rent. Fully furnished. Nice, cozy house Private bath. Wash- for sale. 3 BR/1 BA. er/Dryer, cable, Oversized $500/$200 depos- Fenced in yard. it. On the water. Please call 1-8509031 or 850-296850.455.7990 2350. See Zillow Nice clean for more details: furnished room. 707 Wingate St. Private bath. Utilities included. Use of common areas. No drugs/ pets. Great area, west nine mile Free for road. $500/150. 207-2248. active For Sale For Sale 3/2 1700SQFT Culdisac, aplncs convey. Blues Angel Elmntry. $162K OBO FSBO no Rltrs pls. By apmnt only after 24Mar pre-aprvl ltr rqird. 760-5769646 $150,000 - Milton, Florida: Wheelchair- accessible immaculate home, 1750 sf, 2 BR, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Qualifies for $73,307 Veteran SAH Grant. Call owner: 813476-8358

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