Attention PCS travelers – Prepare for peak moving season ... The majority of military personnel on Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders move during the “peak season” between May and September of each year. PCS travelers who start the move process early have the best opportunity to lock in desired household goods shipment dates. If you will be moving during peak season, go to http://www. navy. mil/ submit/ display.asp? story_id=99672 for key tips to help with your moving experience. For additional assistance, contact NAS Pensacola’s Personal Property Office (firstname.lastname@example.org, 452-4654, 121 Cuddahy St., Bldg. 680, Suite C).
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NASP, city officials sign SAAPM proclamation Story, photo by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski NASP Public Affairs
The Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) commanding officer joined community leaders in signing a Sexual Ass a u l t Aw a r e ness and Prevent i o n Month (SAAPM) proclamation April 17 at the Lakeview Rape Crisis Center in Pensacola, Florida. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin, along with community leaders including Lakeview Rape Crisis Center Director Mack Moore, University of West Florida Vice President for Student Affairs Kevin Bailey and other city officials lined up to sign the proclamation. The purpose of the proclamation is to make it clear that NAS Pensacola and civilian partners do not tolerate crimes such as sexual assault and to dedicate the month of April to bringing awareness about sexual assault and how to prevent it. Martin served as the event’s keynote speaker.
“It’s a great collaboration that the city of Pensacola and the military have,” Martin said. “We are working together to address sexual assault and hopefully solve these issues.” NAS Pensacola has supported SAAPM w i t h events such as the Pure Praxis performances, a social theater group that trains and empowers service members at military installations worldwide, information tables and Teal Tuesdays, in which civilian personnel onboard NAS Pensacola are encouraged to wear teal each Tuesday in April to help spread awareness. SAAPM events are scheduled to continue throughout April. The Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC)-sponsored Amazing SAPR (Sexual Assault Prevention and Response) Race is scheduled to take place today (April 21). SAAPM has been a key part of the Navy’s SAPR program for more than 15 years. This year’s SAAPM theme – See SAAPM on page 2
Newly restored B-25 bomber unveiled at National Naval Aviation Museum for Doolittle Raider anniversary ... (Top) The National Naval Aviation Museum commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid (April 18, 1942) with the rollout of a newly restored B-25 Mitchell bomber modeled after the strike’s aircraft. (Above) Museum Director retired Navy Capt. Sterling Gilliam shares in a celebration of NAS Pensacola-based U.S. Air Force aviators from the 479th Flying Training Group, former members of the Air Force 28th Operations Group – the inheritors of Doolittle’s legacy. Around the world, members of the 28th Operations Group – which controls two B-1B Lancer bomb squadrons – hold an annual observance in remembrance of the Doolittle Raiders. Photos by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski
NHP awarded hospital accreditation By Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola PAO
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) announced this week that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing
safe and effective patient care. NHP underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey in January. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
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Safety fair today (April 21) ... NATTC and NASC are hosting the annual Spring Safety Fair at the NATTC hangar today, April 21. All military and civilian employees are encouraged to visit any time between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fleet and Family Support Center Open House ... April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and Month of the Military Child. In observation of these occasions, NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) will host a Children’s Services Open House at the FFSC building April 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event will spotlight all the services that FFSC and base community partners have available for military children and families. Registration is not necessary to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged. Non-DoD cardholders must request base access in advance. Contact Jessica.email@example.com to RSVP or for more information on requesting base access, or call FFSC at 452-5990 with questions.
NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin and civilian partners signed a proclamation April 17 designating April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). (Left-right) NASP Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) Lillie Johnson, Martin and Director of the Rape Crisis Lakeview Center Mack Moore.
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children’s, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program. “Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the
Earth Day celebration tomorrow, 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. tomorrow, April 22, at Bayview Park, 2001 East Lloyd St. The March for Science will take place at 9 a.m. For more information, go to earthdaypensacola.org.
SAPR training at NASP Corry Station ... Sailors strike poses as they participate in a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) training performance conducted by Pure Praxis, a theater group contracted by the Navy’s SAPR Office, at Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Corry Station chapel. The group put on shows April 45. Photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson
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“ProtectingourPeopleProtects our Mission” – is a remindertoallNavypersonnelthat everyoneplaysaroleinensuring themenandwomenareableto liveandworkfreefromthethreat ofsexualassault.Inadditiontothe devastatingimpactonanindividual,asexualassaultcanseverely impactaunit’sreadinesstoperformitsmission,accordingtothe official Navy website on SAAPM:http:// www. sapr. mil/ index.php/saapm. “Itisourdutyandresponsibilitytoensurethatthisisnotjustan Aprilthing,thatthisisa365-day programtoeducateourSailorsto interactandidentifyabadsituationandbecomeaproactivebystander,” said Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) SAPR VictimAdvocateATCRichardStaszak. Sexualassaultisdefinedasintentionalsexualcontactcharacterized by use of force, threats, intimidation,abuseofauthorityor whenthevictimdoesnotorcannotconsent.Itcanoccurwithout regardtogenderorspousalrelationshiporageofvictim. Victimsofsexualassaulthave two reporting options – unrestricted and restricted. Unrestrictedcasesarereportedthrough thechainofcommand,whilerestrictedreportsaremadeconfidentially,whichallowsvictimsto get help without reporting it throughtheirchainofcommand orlawenforcement. SexualAssaultPreventionand Responseisanimportantelement of the 21st Century Sailor and Marineinitiative,whichconsolidatesasetofobjectivesandpolicies to maximize Sailor and MarineCorpspersonalreadiness, buildresiliencyandhonethemost combat-effectiveforceinthehistory of the Navy and Marine Corps. Anyoneinimmediatedanger shouldcall911.Toreportasexual assault,callthetoll-freeDoDSafe Helplineat(877)995-5247,the NavalAirStationPensacolaSexualAssaultResponseCoordinator (SARC) at 452-5109/9017 or yourcommandSAPRvictimadvocate. For more information, visit www. navy. mil, www. facebook. com/ usnavy, or www.twitter. com/usnavy. FormorenewsfromCenterfor NavalAviationTechnicalTraining,visitwww. navy. mil/ local/ cnatt/.
NEX artist series silent auction launched By Andrea Beck NEX Store Event Coordinator
TheNavyExchange(NEX) introduces the launch of its ArtistSeriesSilentAuctionto take place at the NEX Corry Mall. Thefirstofthisserieswill feature whimsical one-of-akindhand-drawnchildren’sartwork by NEX Visual Merchandiser Tommy Jones. Allproceedswillbedonatedto theNavy-MarineCorpsRelief Society(NMCRS)onbehalfof theNEX,inJones’name. “Wearehonoredtoreceive theNavyExchangedonation in the artist’s name,” said Mark Harden, NMCRS director. Jonesoriginallycreatedthe artworkfortheNEXdisplay window. Each art piece can easily be used in children’s bedrooms,classrooms,playroomsandthelike.Theauction idea was introduced through a recent corporate visit to the Pensacola Navy Exchange by Senior Vice President(SES)ConusOperations,GaryL.King.While viewing the mall entrance display window, King was surprisedtolearnthecreative
Creative decorations from the NEX Corry Mall location are being auctioned for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
artworkwashand-drawnbya visualmerchandisingassociate.Hequicklysuggestedto holdanauctionoftheart,and to donate the proceeds to NMCRS. “I am deeply flattered, honored and happy to learn the proceeds are going to benefitNMCRS,”saidJones. Thesilentauctionconsists offour,one-of-a-kindblack-
illustrations: and-white whimsical children’s décor featuring Tree Cottage (96”x120”),FarmerO’Hare Bunny (24”x36”), Mayor LepusBunny(24”x36”),and MisterBlueSkywithsunand twopuffyclouds(36”x24”). Today(April21)through April 30, the silent auction takesplaceatthemall’sfront entrance breezeway, during
regularstorehours.Thestore locationis5600Highway98 West. Biddingisopentoallbase personnel,DoDciviliansand tothePensacolacommunity. Special thanks to Tommy Jones,GaryKingandMark Harden. Formoreinformation,call AndreaBeck,storeeventcoordinatorat458-8811.
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month onboard NAS Pensacola ... (Left to right) AC1 Diana Guess, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate (SAPR VA); AC1 Elizabeth Viger, SAPR point-of-contact, and ABE2 Erika Quezada, SAPR VA, hand out SAPR materials at a display table April 7 at the Navy Exchange (NEX) Aviation Plaza. “Sexual Assault can affect anyone so it is important that we raise awareness on this issue,” Viger said. “Our goal was to reach as many people as we could and fortunately everyone we came across was very receptive to us.” Photo courtesy NASP SAPR NHP from page 1
processesneededtoimproveinavariety ofareasfromtheenhancementofstaffeducationtotheimprovementofdailybusinessoperations,”saidMarkG.Pelletier, chief operating officer, Division ofAccreditationandCertificationOperations, TheJointCommission.“Inaddition,our accreditationhelpshospitalsenhancetheir riskmanagementandriskreductionstrategies.WecommendNavalHospitalPen-
sacolaforitseffortstobecomeaquality improvementorganization.” “NavalHospitalPensacolaishonored to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission,thepremierhealthcarequalityimprovementandaccreditingbodyin the nation,” added Capt. Sarah Martin, commandingofficer,NHP.“Ourstaffat NHPcontinuetoworktogethertodevelop andimplementapproachesthathavethe potentialtoimprovecareforthepatients weareprivilegedtocareforeveryday.”
“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 21 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). NAVFAC/PWD’s Jeff Harrison is the winner of last week’s NASP History in Focus. It was tough; a closeup of an anchor chain at the National Naval Aviation Museum.
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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,
TheJointCommission’shospitalstandardsaredevelopedinconsultationwith healthcareexpertsandproviders,measurementexpertsandpatients.Thestandardsareinformedbyscientificliterature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance. For more information on NHP, visit www. med. navy. mil/ sites/ pcola/ Pages/home.aspx or https://www. facebook. com/NavalHospPensacola.
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The outsiders: Locals should welcome military families By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
On a recent drive to take our two eldest children back to college after spring break, I didn’t mind when Anna commandeered the minivan’s satellite radio. But halfway through the Berkshires, my elbow hurt from fist-pumping to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and I was bored with pop lyrics. Mercifully, Anna fell asleep, her head cocked back and mouth wide open. So, I tuned in a couple of New York City DJs who were debating what makes someone a “real New Yorker.” After considering qualifications such as being mugged, enjoying the sound of garbage trucks in the morning, and crying on the subway, the DJs asked callers what they thought. One caller with a thick accent opined, “You aint no Noo Yawkuh if yous some military brat dat moved heah in high school.” I nearly choked on my seltzer. Did I hear him right? The caller had struck a nerve. I was incensed that military personnel and their families, who volunteer to
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serve their country no matter where it takes them, might never be accepted as locals in the towns they eventually settle into after their commitment is done. As former military brat, David Tracy, posted the following in “What It’s Like Growing Up As A Military Brat” on Foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com: “The question that many civilians find so simple, ‘Where are you from?’ isn’t so simple for us military brats. And without a true ‘home,’ many military brats struggle in the civilian world. They often bounce around between jobs looking to find a place where they feel comfortable. Some are never successful and always feel like outsiders.” In a blog post on Militarybratlife.com titled “The Lost Ones,” former military brat Dawn Risas agrees: “We will always feel like outsiders to civilians … As adults we cannot even answer the simple question at a dinner party, ‘So, where are you from?’ ” In her book “Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress,” Mary Edwards Wertsch, an
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. expert on military brat subculture, explains the “rootlessness” of military brats, who as adults don’t know where they belong and seek connectedness to places and people. While Wertsch rec-
ognizes that overcoming the “outsider syndrome” is difficult, she says that military life also breeds unique strengths – “resilience, good social skills, a finely honed intuition, the ability to observe, learn, imitate” and “a spirit of open-mindedness, and tolerance as well as a lively sense of curiosity that embraces the world as a marvelously stimulating place.” “Stable balanced lives can be ours,” Wertsch says. “We can even come to understand alien concepts such as continuity and permanence.” But how is this possible unless the locals are accepting of military families as equal members of their communities? Military retirees experience similar “rootlessness” when they separate after a career of service. Some end up staying in the location of their last duty station, others go wherever their civilian jobs take them or look for jobs in their desired final destination. Regardless of where retirees go, they must still deal with being “outsiders.” In an attempt to find roots, both military brats and military retirees often turn back
to the familiarity of the military. Military brats are significantly more likely to join the military than civilians, and military retirees are more likely to settle in or around military bases where they can stay connected to military subculture and routines. My own newly-retired military family has decided to make Rhode Island our permanent home. We may be outsiders to the locals, because we weren’t born in one of the Irish-Italian working class neighborhoods, we don’t know how to cook quahogs, and we don’t go to Dunkin’ Donuts twice a day. But our three children will have all graduated from high school here, we are buying a house within sight of Naval Station Newport, and we are ready to lay down roots after 28 years in the Navy. Besides, our lab Moby has marked every fire hydrant on Aquidneck Island. “Locals” should put aside arbitrary measures when military families settle in their communities and remember that, those who bear arms in service of this country deserve to be welcomed home with open arms.
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‘Beeing’ stewards of our environment: NAS Pensacola natural resources pollinator project Story, photos by Jade Woll SCA Americorps Intern
n 1973 the Endangered Species Act was signed, providing conservation of species that are endangered or threatened throughout all or significant portion of their range, and the conservation of the ecosystems on which they depend. In recent years, there has been a drastic decline in many pollinator species. In 2014, there was a federal push to protect pollinators; a memorandum was released directing an interagency task force to create a strategy to promote the protection and health of all pollinator species. With the recent move to the endangered list, the rusty patched bumblebee, a prized pollinator, is now being protected. This is not the first pollinator to make the list. Seven species of native Hawaiian bees were officially added to the endangered species list in 2016, increasing the concern for all pollinator species. Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) is not new to the protection practices that are now being implemented, having a pollinator project since the mid1990s. NASP Natural Resources is currently working with two beekeepers, Matt Primm and Clifton Head, who have hives
set up on NASP, Bronson Field and NASP Corry Station. Overall, there are five different hive locations, each of which have flourishing bee hives producing honey. Each hive has a single queen, surrounded by thousands of worker and drone bees. The worker bees, which are all females that are not sexually developed, complete tasks that are essential to a successful hive. Some of their tasks include: foraging for food, building, cleaning and protecting the hive. Additionally, the hives consist of drones also known as “the male bees.” The sole purpose of a drone is to mate with the queen, and then it essentially dies shortly after. “I was always curious what was going on inside the hive, both physical and social,” said Primm, who has been working with bees for the past four years. This led to his beekeeping hobby and an endless array of
Matt Primm searches through each of the combs in this hive to find the queen. The bees continue to forage and clean the hive while Matt is handling them.
Matt Primm uses pine straw smoke to disrupt bee communication. This helps to prevent the bees from getting defensive while handling the hives. Although honey bees are not naturally aggressive, handling a hive could lead to some stings.
honeybee knowledge. Like Primm, Head gained a surplus of knowledge from his past eight years as a beekeeper. One of the most interesting things he has learned is how resourceful the bees are. “A strong hive can have up to 60,000 bees, with a queen laying up to 2,000 eggs a day,” Head said. But don’t be concerned about NASP’s pollinator friends; both beekeepers confirm that you should not be worried about the bees. “Honey bees, by nature, are not aggressive, and only sting in defense,” Primm stated. So if we follow Head’s advice and don’t swat at the bees, more likely than not you’ll be OK. In the world of the honey bee, we are just another bystander in their life. Their sole purpose, as with humans, is to survive. Whether that is foraging for
food, swarming to find a new location, or stinging to defend itself, each action has a purpose. As stewards of our environ-
ment it is our responsibility to continue protecting and assisting in helping our NASP pollinator friends.
The queen bee is surrounded by her worker and drone bees on one of the combs. Each hive has one queen that lays thousands of eggs a day.
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Green Run H.S. tops NJROTC Nationals at NASP Story, photo by Michael F. Miller Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs
reen Run High School from Virginia Beach, Va., was crowned the 2017 Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) National Academic, Athletic and Drill Champion onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) April 7-8. The 24 NJROTC units, representing 15 states from coast-tocoast, 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. Commander, Naval Education Training Command and (NETC), Rear Adm. Michael S. White, presented participation certificates to all 24 schools and then presented overall trophies to the top five units at an awards ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum after the competition was finished. “It’s always great to see the energy and excitement the NJROTC Nationals bring,” said White, who also observed the drill events and visited with units during the competition. “You are exemplary students and leaders among your communities. It’s impressive to watch you compete, and knowing that you are the next generation of leaders makes me proud to stand with you here tonight.” 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. “This was a well-deserved win by all of our cadets ... especially our seniors,” said Cadet Cmdr. Eric Alexander, a senior at Green Run High School. “Everybody put in lots of work for this championship after finishing runner-up last year. I have to thank our instructors, teachers and parents (whom) we wouldn’t be here without them.” This year, the unit piled up 5,171 points to capture the title. Boca Raton High School (Boca Raton, Fla.), came in second with 5,138 points. Centennial High School (Las Vegas, Nev.), finished third with 4,984 points. Troy High School (Fullerton, Calif.), was fourth with 4,950 points and Pace High School (Milton), rounded out the top five with 4,925 points. On winning the championship, “It was great and the cadets worked extremely hard for this,” said retired Navy Cmdr. Curtis Brown, senior naval science instructor at Green Run High School. “This is a perfect send off for our seniors, as all the cadets wanted to come back after the second place finish last year. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication.”
Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets from Centennial High School in Las Vegas, Nev., perform curl-ups during the athletic portion of the 2017 NJROTC National Academic, Athletic and Drill Championship onboard NAS Pensacola April 7.
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 NASP judged the curl-up and push-up portions of the competition. Approximately 26 of 583 NJROTC units worldwide qualify for the national competition annually. “Twenty four of the finest
NJROTC units from across the United States were part of this amazing two-day event designed to promote the positive aspects and benefits of the NJROTC program through academic, athletic and drill competition,” said Dr. J.D. Smith, director and NJROTC program manager. “This year’s competition was fantastic and provided lessons learned that will stay with the cadets long after their NJROTC days are behind them.” Other NJROTC units participating in this year’s Nationals included: Nease High School (Ponte Vedra, Fla.); Escambia High School (Pensacola, Fla.); Shawnee Mission North High School (Overland Park, Kan.); Summerville High School (S.C.); Norview High School
(Norfolk, Va.); Colts Neck High School (N.J.); Gaither High School (Tampa, Fla.); George Bush High School (Richmond, Texas); Hamilton High School (Ohio); Osbourn Park Senior High School (Manassas, Va.); East Aurora High School (Aurora, Ill.); Southest Guilford High School (Greensboro, N.C.); Pisgah High School (Canton, N.C.); Smithson Valley (Spring Branch, Texas); Willard High School (Mo.); Cocke County High School (Newport, Tenn.); Sprayberry High School (Marietta, Ga.); Proctor High School (Utica, N.Y.); Atlantic City High School (N.J.). The NJROTC, or Citizenship Development program is currently under the direction of Rear Adm. Stephen C. Evans and his Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) staff, headquartered onboard Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois. 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. For more information about NJROTC, visit www. njrotc. navy. mil/. For more news from Naval Service Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/greatlakes.
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City of Milton fountain dyed teal for sexual assault awareness month Story, photo by Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) joined with the city of Milton and local sexual assault agencies to sign a joint proclamation in front of the Milton city fountain March 31. Teal water flowed from the fountain in downtown Milton to promote Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) behind federal, county and local officials as they read the proclamation. The water will remain teal throughout the month of April to highlight the issue. “The SAPR (Sexual Assault Prevention and Response) program aims to prevent sexual assault and if you look at the research, sexual assault happens once every 98 seconds in America,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau said. “Today, we are part-
nering with the city of Milton to get the word out and bring sexual assault down to zero.” The proclamation was signed by Bahlau; Commodore of Training Air Wing Five, Capt. Mark Murray; Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson; and chief of police Tony Tindell. Councilman Jeff Snow, Councilwoman Mary Ellen Johnson and representatives from Lakeview Crisis Center and Santa Rosa Kids House were in attendance as well. “SAPR month is intended to draw attention to the fact that sexual violence remains an intolera-
The city of Milton and Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) partner with a proclamation signing in downtown Milton for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). The fountain was dyed teal to help bring awareness to the SAAPM message.
ble violent crime which impacts the safety and security for our civilian and military populace and sexual assault is an affront to the values we support as defenders and leaders within our community,” the proclamation stated. “We must work together to educate our citizenry about what can be done to prevent sexual assault and support survivors and victims, to ensure they are provided the help needed to survive sexual
violence and to encourage every person to speak out when witnessing acts of sexual violence.” Lakeview Crisis Center, the NAS Whiting Field SAPR team, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and Santa Rosa Kids House set up information booths at the event to distribute information about their programs to the attendees. “We just want everyone to know, you will be supported by
your community and we will be there to help. Our crisis helpline is available 24 hours a day at (850) 433-RAPE (7273),” Codi Hatfield, counselor and advocate with Lakeview Crisis Center said For more information about SAPR events or the SAPR program, contact the NAS Whiting Field SAPR coordinator Dora Ford at (850) 665-6393. The SAPR 24 hour-hotline is (850) 554-5383.
VT-2 SAU re ceives t wo CNAT RA aw ards By Ens. Daniel Balch NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
Training Squadron Two’s (VT-2) Squadron Augment Unit (SAU) received some well-deserved recognition recently with the announcement of the annual Chief of Naval Aviation Training (CNATRA) awards. The squadron earned honors as the SAU of the Year and one of the unit’s pilots garnered the Reserve Flight Instructor of the Year. Rear Adm. Dell Bull, CNATRA, announced the annual awards in March, and praised the recipients for successes. “I take great pride in recognizing every recipient for their individual achievements and unit accomplishments,” he stated in the award message. “Congratulations to all. Fly, fight, lead.” The SAU of the Year award recognizes the outstanding achievements of the top reserve unit engaged in the flight training of NATRACOM students. VT-2 benefitted greatly from the superior performance of the SAU, not only from the large amount
of flight hours they flew, but also from the SAU’s leadership. During calendar year 2016, the SAU contributed 5,364.5 flight hours and completed more than 2,800 flight events. Additionally, two members of the SAU served as officers in charge for part of the Training Air Wing Five detachment to Roswell, N.M. In addition to their work on base, the SAU helped serve the local community as school volunteers, Boy Scout leaders, coaches for local athletic teams, church volunteers, foster parents and as volunteers for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. VT-2 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Brad Wooster cited the commitment of the SAU team to the mission as central to earning the recognition. “The men and women of VT-2 SAU have worked very hard over the last year,” Wooster said. “Their professionalism and dedication are demonstrated every single day. They’re not just putting in the hours. They are truly focused on making sure the students here get the best training and preparation they can get.”
One member of the team garnered some recognition of his own. In addition to the Reserve SAU of the Year, Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Toms was honored as the Reserve Flight Instructor of the Year. The CNATRA Reserve Component Flight Instructor of the Year is awarded to the top reserve 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. Toms’ recognition stems directly from his dedication to the students. A former Marine Corps aviator, he flew 527 flight hours throughout the year, nearly a tenth of the squadron’s total. He said that the fulfillment of watching the “students grow and develop” is what keeps him flying day after day. “It feels good, and I appreciate the award,” he said. “I just tried to fly as much as I could and treated every event as an important one to the student I was flying with.”
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Navy League plans breakfast event
The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States has scheduled the annual Military Enlisted Recognition Breakfast for 7:30 a.m. May 3 at Seville Quarter’s Heritage Hall, 148 East Government St. The event honors military enlisted members who have made significant contributions to their command and to the community. The honorees are nominated by their commands. Navy Federal Credit Union is the title sponsor. The master of ceremonies will be retired Navy Capt. Mark Curley. The cost is $18 per person. For reservations and to sponsor a military member or a table, contact Carla Cuilik at 436-8552 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Dress is uniform of the day or business casual.
Clean up to shut down fishing pier
Gulf Islands National Seashore officials have announced the fishing pier at Fort Pickens will be closed for an annual clean up event from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow, April 22. Volunteer divers with 3rd Coast Divers are scheduled to be removing trash, debris, and fishing line from the pier and area around the pier. This closure extends 25 yards in any direction from the pier, including the water. For more information about fishing at Gulf Islands National Seashore, go to https://www.nps. gov/guis/planyourvisit/fishing.htm.
Museum symposium to be 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.” “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 http://bit.ly/ 2oEcwJK. 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 www.NavalAviationMuseum.org.
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.
Challenge benefits EOD memorial The EOD Warrior Foundation has scheduled the 12th annual EOD Memorial Challenge for April 29. The event will feature a 4.25 ruck, 0.5 mile swim, and 3.25 mile run. Registration and late packet pick up begins at 6:30 a.m. and in front of NAVSCOLEOD. The event will start at 8 a.m. in front of the EOD Memorial on Range Road in Niceville. Finish line and after-race celebration will be at LJ Schooners Restaurant and Marina in Niceville. Registration is $35 per person. All participants should bring a second pair of running shoes and flotation devices, if required, a snorkel and fins, water wings, or inflatables. The race can be completed as an individual or team. For more information, go to www.eodwarriorfoundation.org/events.
Language test appointments available The Navy Foreign Language Testing Office NASP Testing Lab is accepting appointment request from personnel interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB), and the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages. Tests are administered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the testing lab in Bldg. 634 (former NAS Navy College office). Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, contact email@example.com.
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 reg-
Johnson Beach ceremony planned 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 Superintendand Eugene ent, 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 www.nps.gov/guis. istered for a donation of $5. The events will also feature fried catfish beginning at noon until the fish runs out. For more information, contact Trent Hathaway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humane Society plans Paws on Palafox Paws on Palafox is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 6 at Plaza de Luna Park. Canine pals are also welcome. The course will include water and treat stations for all participants, human and canine. The event serves as the primary fundraiser for Pensacola Humane Society’s Barbara Grice Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic. American Legion Post 240 has issued a “challenge” to all veterans. Form a pack to raise funds and the post will match fundraising results up to $250 per pack/team. To qualify, the pack must consist of at least four veterans. To register, go to www.pensacolahumane. org/paws-on-palafox. For more information, contact Jeff Keener by phone at 898-3384 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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.
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. 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. Contest winners will be notified May 22.
Entries can be submitted electronically at veteransmemorialparkpensacola.org.
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 at an equine rescue that provides equine therapy to children in need June 19-24 in Bend, Ore. 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 Tina@travismanion.org.
May 13 5K run has heroic theme Everyday Hero 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. May 13 at Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park Cost is $25 for adults and 12 for ages 13 and younger. The event benefits The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart and honors doctors, nurses, parents, caregivers, service members, first responders and patients who exemplify courage and determination in their own lives and for others. Come dressed as your favorite everyday hero. For more information or to register, go to www.everydayhero5K.org.
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 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.
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 www.setsco.org.
Sunset Run scheduled for May 13
The 34th annual St. John School Sunset Run is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. May 13 at St. John School, 325 South Navy Blvd. Registration includes the 2017 race shirt while supplies last. Post-race festivities include music, awards and a Mexican fiesta food tent. Register at www.stjohnpensacola.com, on active.com (event listing: Pensacola St. John Sunset Run) or by calling the school at 456-5218.
Physicals for children available at NHP
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) has announced dates for the annual School/Sports/Camp Physical Rodeo. The first session is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon May 13 at the NHP Family Medicine Clinic. Other dates are July 15, July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5. The rodeo allows parents enrolled at the Family Medicine Clinic to bring children to the hospital on specific Saturdays to complete a physical for school, sports or camp. The exams are for children ages 4 and older, including children new to the area. Appointments are encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accepted from 8 to 11 a.m. Parents should bring any required paperwork. For more information, call 505-7120.
Marines can register for career seminar
Enrollments is open for the next Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Career Course Seminar that starts June 12. Marines must complete the seminar to be eligible for promotion to the gunnery sergeant rank. Deadline to apply is May 26. Marines who cannot attend a weekly onsite seminar can complete an online seminar, which will give them a resident PME completion. For more information, contact the Pensacola Region PME Office by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3135, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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Earth Day events happening onboard NAS Pensacola ... • This week: Daily 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Navy Exchange (NEX) Mall (Highway 98, Pensacola) Displays from Escambia County Utilities Authority (ECUA), NASP PWD, art from recycled materials, Compass Solar • “Go Green Week” at NEX Aviation Plaza (NAS Pensacola). Displays: Electric cars from different vendors, Gulf Power, solar demonstration, green energy, ECUA recycling. • MWR Radford Fitness Center. Displays: Outdoor classes/informational booths. • Today, April 21 (tentative) beach clean-up hosted by NAS Pensacola Community Outreach and NASP CPOs. Location: Barrancas Beach and Trout Point/Magazine Point (NAS Pensacola). • Desert Storm Memorial clean-up hosted by Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC).
April 22, 2017: Earth Day @U.S. Navy From http://greenfleet. dodlive.mil/energy/
Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Sen. Gaylord Nelson as a grassroots effort to increase awareness of environmental issues. Since the 1990s, the Department of the Navy and other military services have typically celebrated Earth Day annually with themes, “green” installation events that are open to the public and/or military personnel, participation in community and/or educational outreach activities, and articles or other information products that highlight local Earth Day events and ongoing Navy/Marine Corps environmental and energy programs. Navy and Marine Corps commands worldwide celebrate Earth Day on the official date of April 22 and throughout the months of April and May, depending on the climate of their operating areas and the nature of their day-to-day missions. Earth Day activities build relationships across
During a supersonic flight test of the “Green Hornet,” an F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter jet is powered by a 50/50 biofuel blend. The test, conducted during a previous year’s Earth Day celebration at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., drew hundreds of onlookers. Photo by Kelly Schindler
command departments, with sister services and government agencies, and the local communities where military personnel live and work. Earth fairs, recycling contests, 5K runs, beach and neighborhood trash pickups, base nature tours, and environmental ed-
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ucation programs for students are among the many activities naval commands have hosted or participated in for Earth Day during the past four decades. Energy saving actions, such as swapping out any incandescent light bulbs for LEDs and high-efficiency compact flo-
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rescent bulbs, shutting off unneeded lights, insulating around doors and windows, and seeking other creative means to conserve energy are also practical ideas that match the spirit of Earth Day, make operations more sustainable and ultimately support the mission. The U.S. Navy operates thousands of aircraft, hundreds of battle force and auxiliary ships; submarines and approximately 200 installations to support those assets worldwide. Missions includes defense, force projection, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, anti-piracy, and other operations in support of the nation’s objectives. As that mission continues, the U.S. Navy also has a responsibility to serve as a good steward of the environment. The Navy demonstrates that commitment by investing in programs that minimize, and in some cases eliminate, the effects of its operations on the environment.
Jokes & Groaners Jokes worth recycling What’s the difference between weather and climate? You can’t weather a tree, but you can climate. Scientists discovered a way to generate light using only scrap metal. It was an aluminating experience. Who smells and flies a spaceship? Trash Gordon. Bob: “I have an obsession with wind farms.” Joe: “Really?” Bob: “Absolutely. I’m a huge fan.” Q: What’s the name of the new Tom Cruise ecothriller? A: Mission Compostable. Q: Did you hear the one about the aluminium recycling plant? A: It smelt. Thought to ponder: What if it’s all a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?
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NMOTC celebrates Women’s History Month By HM2 Matthew Clutter Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs
ailors at Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) had the base movie theater all to themselves March 31 in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Sailors and civilians of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) attend a screening of “Hidden Figures” as part of NMOTC’s diversity event to celebrate Women’s History Month at the Naval Air Station Pensacola movie theater. Photo by MC2 Michael J. Lieberknecht
NMOTC was treated to a showing of “Hidden Figures,” the Oscar-nominated film starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae. The movie tells the true story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who played a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. “We really wanted to find a unique way to celebrate Women’s History Month this year,” said YN2 Timothy Puzan, NMOTC’s diversity officer. “Being able to see such a fantastic story on the big screen was a great opportunity for the com-
mand.” Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Spencer) and Best Adapted Screenplay, the movie complements the Navy’s message perfectly. The theme for 2017’s Women’s History Month celebration was “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” Women have served in the Navy as nurses since the 1800s and gained permanent status in the Navy in 1948 with the passage of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act. Over the last century, women served aboard auxiliary ships beginning in 1978
and on combatant ships beginning in 1994. In 2016, the Department of Defense opened all military occupations and positions to women. For more information on the history of women and their numerous contributions to the Navy, visit http://www.public.navy.mil /bupers-npc/organization/bupers/WomensPolicy/Pages/WomensHistory Month.aspx. NMOTC, the recognized global leader in operational medical and aviation survival training, reports to Navy Medicine Education Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC). NMETLC
manages Navy Medicine’s formal enlisted and officer education and training programs, medical operational training for medical and medical support personnel deploying worldwide, and training that prepares aviators and flight crews to survive in land and water mishaps.
NMOTC and NMETLC are part of the Navy Medicine team, a global health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide high-quality 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. For more news from Navy Medicine Operational Training Center, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/ NMOTC/.
Florida Gubernatorial Fellows visit NAS Pensacola … Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Executive Officer Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez (center) meets with participants of the Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program April 4 at base headquarters. The Florida Gubernatorial Fellows is a group of future leaders of undergraduate and graduate level students from the governor’s office; they learned about both the function of NASP and the economic impact of NASP on Pensacola and surrounding areas. Photo by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski
GOSPORT Fleet and Family Support Center
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Teen Summer Job Fair: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow, April 22, Corry Station Youth Center, Bldg. 4118. To be considered for positions offered by MWR Teen Summer Program applicants must be: - Age15 to 18 and dependents of active-duty or retired military, DoD or contract employees. - Enrolled in high school at time of application. - Attend a Teen Job Fair to obtain application. - Submit application with three signed professional letters of recommendation to NAF Personnel Office, Bldg. 3249, by April 27. For more information, call 4524675. • Teen Job Fair Interview and Resume Workshop: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 25, Corry Station Youth Center, Bldg. 4118. Register early, only 30 seats available. For more information or to register, call 4525990. • Tips to Building Self-Esteem: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at FFSC. Low self-esteem can negatively affect every facet of your life, your relationships, your job and your health. Learn to improve your self-esteem. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Children Services Open House: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at FFSC. Registration for the free event is not necessary, but RSVPs are encouraged. Non-DoD cardholders must request base access in advance. To RSVP or for more information, contact Jessia Poole at Jessica.email@example.com or call 452-5990. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 26, June 9 and June 23 at FFSC. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. Be prepared. For information or to register, call 4525609. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at FFSC. Prior to attending you must
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. 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.
have a login name and password created. For information or to register, call 452-5609.
SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To
• 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, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chainof-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may 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
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 more information, call 623-7212. 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 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. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to be more successful at meeting the unique challenges of military life. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upcoming programs include: • Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 8.0: 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, at NAS Pensacola. 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. • 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. • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10-11 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Advance registration required. Participation in the full two days is required. • Marriage Seminar: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. Free seminar is designed to teach couples communication skills and ground rules for handling conflict. Seminar qualifies for reduced marriage license fee at courthouse. Reservation deadline is April 28.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries. Upcoming events include: • March for Babies: Tomorrow, April 22, Community Maritime Park. Support March of Dimes event. Registration at 8 a.m., walk starts at 9 a.m. For information, go to marchforbabies.org/event/pensacola. • Senior Volunteer Programs Recognition Luncheon: 11 a.m. April 26, New World Landing, 600 South Palafox St. Sponsored by Council of Aging of West Florida. $17.50 per guest. RSVP by April 5 to Y.W. Ross at email@example.com or call 432-1475, ext. 605. • Scott Family Community Fundraiser: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29 at 250 West Lakeview Ave. Sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America. For more information, contact Natalie Pant by phone at 261-8453 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com.
A crowd gathers at the Community Maritime Park Hunter Amphitheater for a Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay summer concert. Photo from City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department
By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
There are a number of free outdoor concert series to keep local music fans happy. â€˘ Pensacola Beachâ€™s popular concert series, Bands on the Beach, takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Tuesday through Oct. 31 at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach. The free concert series organized by the Santa Rosa Island Authority features a lineup of regional performers for every musical taste. The April 25 concert will feature the band Dr. Breeze playing current hits, classic rock and R&B. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.
Pets and glass are prohibited. For more information, call the SRIA at 932-2257, go to www.visitpensacolabeach.com. â€˘ The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department, Community Maritime Park Associates and Blues Angel Music are teaming up to present the 2017 Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay summer concert series. Free concerts are held at 6 p.m. on select Sunday evenings at the Community Maritime Park Hunter Amphitheater when the Blue Wahoos are away. The series has become a popular event for locals and visitors to spend the final hours of their weekend enjoying music with family and friends. The first concert featuring the
Modern Eldorados is scheduled for May 7. For more information, call 436-5670, go to www. PensacolaCommunityMaritime Park.com. â€˘ Christopherâ€™s Concerts is a free family-friendly concert series on the lawn of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 3200 North12th Ave. Concerts will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday through June 8. Bring your lawn chair and beverage of your choice to enjoy the 2017 concert series featuring local musical performers. The April 27 concert will feature the band Dr. Breeze. For more information, call 292-3254 or go to http://www. scpen.org/christophers-concerts.
At the movies FRIDAY
â€œBeauty and The Beastâ€? (2D), PG, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; â€œPower Rangers,â€? PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; â€œLife,â€? R, 8 p.m.
â€œBeauty and The Beastâ€? (3D), PG, noon; â€œKONG: Skull Islandâ€? (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; â€œLife,â€? R, 5 p.m.; â€œLogan,â€? R, 7:30 p.m.; â€œPower Rangers,â€? PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; â€œBeauty and The Beastâ€? (2D), PG, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; â€œCHIPs,â€? R, 8 p.m.
â€œBeauty and The Beastâ€? (2D), PG, noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; â€œKONG: Skull Islandâ€? (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; â€œThe Shack,â€? PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; â€œPower Rangers,â€? PG-13, 3:10 p.m.; â€œCHIPs,â€? R, 5:40 p.m.; â€œLife,â€? R, 7:50 p.m.
Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed April 24.
â€œCHIPs,â€? R, 5 p.m.; â€œLogan,â€? R, 7 p.m.; â€œBeauty and The Beastâ€? (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; â€œPower Rangers,â€? PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
â€œBeauty and The Beastâ€? (3D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; â€œKONG: Skull Islandâ€? (2D), PG13, 7:30 p.m.; â€œBefore I Fall,â€? PG-13, 5 p.m.; â€œThe Shack,â€? PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
â€œLife,â€? R, 5 p.m.; â€œPower Rangers,â€? PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; â€œBeauty and The Beastâ€? (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
The Joys of Spring!
â€˘ Movies on the Lawn: Free family movies will be shown every second and fourth Saturday starting tomorrow, April 22, at dusk in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. The April 22 movie will be Disneyâ€™s â€œMoana.â€? You can also enjoy â€˘ Character Breaksome free popfast: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. corn. Bring your April 29 at Mustin lawn chair, blankets and coolers. Beach Club. Get your tickets soon, this event In case of rain, is expected to sell out. movies will be Tickets are $6 at the canceled. For inTickets and Travel Offormation, call fice. For more informa452-2372. tion, call 452-6354. â€˘ Month of the Military Child: MWR has events all month long. PurpleUp day is today, April 21. For a list of events, go to www.navymwrpensacola.com/, find the Child Development Home Program under Child & Youth listings and download PDF. â€˘ Get Golf Ready: Five-week course presented by certified PGA instructors to get an introduction to golf. Classes scheduled for 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays (April 24 to May 22), 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays (April 25 to May 23), and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays (April 27 to May 25). Cost: $89 active-duty/retired and families, $99 civilian guests. Register at the A.C. Read Golf Shop or call 452-2454. â€˘ NASP Corry Station Paintball Tournament: 8 a.m. May 6 at Blue Angel Recreation Park. All equipment supplied. Deadline to apply is April 27 at MWR Sports Office, Bldg. 3738. For more information, contact your Command Sports representative or call 452-6520. â€˘ 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. â€˘ Lifeguard Certification Classes: Take place May 8 with training sessions each Friday through April 28. Candidates must take pretest. For more information, call 452-9429. â€˘ 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. â€˘ Summer Recreation Aid needed: Job open to teens, ages 15-18, with good communication, math skills and a working knowledge of recreational equipment and activities. Candidate must attend the Teen Job Fair at 9 a.m. today, April 22, have three signed professional letters of recommendation and submit application by April 27. Apply now at www.navymwrpensacola.com/job/17057.
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacola-mwr.com.
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