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April 22, 2016

NAS Pensacola celebrates 365 days free of ARI By Ens. James Griffin NASP Public Affairs

Naval Air Station Pensacola celebrated a milestone of more than 365 days free of alcohol related incidents (ARI) in a cake cutting ceremony April 14 at Bldg. 1504. NASP Commanding Officer, Capt. Christopher Martin, congratulated his Sailors on looking out for each other and doing the right thing. “It’s about being responsible, you all are setting the example on base and you have set the bar high,” said Martin. “If you can set a milestone like this, you can do it for anything.” Coincidently, April is Alcohol Awareness Month sponsored by The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). Since 1987 NCADD has partnered with communities to teach

people about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Programs from Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention help Sailors be responsible with alcohol and assist some with alcoholism and recovery. Programs such as; “Keep What You’ve Earned” and “Who Will Stand Your Watch,” encourage responsible drinking among Sailors by celebrating the achievements in their Navy careers and educate Sailors about the consequences of poor decisions regarding alcohol. For more information on Navy Alcohol and Drug Prevention Abuse (NADAP) programs visit: http://www. public. navy. mil/ bupers-npc/ support/ 21st_Century_Sailor/nada p/Pages/default2.aspx. For more news from NAS Pensacola visit: regions/ cnrse/installations/nas_pensacola.html.

(Above) NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin addresses base personnel at an April 14 meeting. (Left) A board on the quarterdeck at NASP headquarters, Bldg. 1500, reminds visitors of the base’s commitment regarding alcohol. Photos by Mike O’Connor (Right) NAS Pensacola command leadership joins Sailors – younger than age 21 – to cut a cake. Photo by Ens. James Griffin.

Doolittle Raiders commemorated at NASP, JBSA Randolph Story, photo by Randy Martin 12th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

The NAS Pensacola Doolittle Raiders Association commemorated the 74th anniversary of the raid on Tokyo early. While the actual attack took place April 18, 1942, no one, including the three Navy veterans and survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor seemed to mind celebrating the occasion April 15 at the AIMD Hangar on

Pearl Harbor survivors Jay Carraway, Frank Emond and Cass Phillips address more than 500 attendees of the NASP Doolittle Raiders Association April 15 event. Cmdr. Collin Kightlinger, an organizer of the event, looks on.

NAS Pensacola. “It’s a tremendous honor to

NASP road closure: BOQ Road construction ... According to Greg Campbell, NavFac SE, PWD Pensacola, environmental department project manager, a portion of BOQ Road will be closed for construction from April 25 through May 10. Traffic turning onto BOQ Road from Murray Road will be able to access Billingsley Drive but will not be able to access the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites. For more information or questions, call Greg Campbell at 4523131, ext. 3007.

“Can I Kiss You?” today (April 22) ... one of the most sought-after training sessions focused on reducing sexual assault in the military will take place today, April 22, at NATTC’S Charles Taylor Hangar (1 p.m.) and at NASP Corry Station’s track (4 p.m.). Earth Day Cleanup ... The Northwest Florida Association of Environmental Professionals will be partnering with “Keep Pensacola Beautiful” for a Earth Day cleanup event (today, April 22). Come out and help clean up the Beach Haven neighborhood on Bayou Grande from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.The cleanup area is south of Gulf Beach Highway from Decatur Avenue to Wayne Avenue. Parking is available on Grundy Street. To sign up, go to http:// www. signup genius. com/go/30e0d4babac23a6fe3-earth.

be invited here and to realize that people have not forgotten,”

said Jay Carraway, 94, of Gulf Breeze. Carraway was aboard the USS Hulbert (AVD 6) an aviation destroyer/seaplane tender on Dec. 7, 1941, when he heard the command to man battle stations. “We were waiting for breakfast and we yelled back that we don’t drill on Sundays,” Carraway said. The Hulbert wasn’t damaged but Carraway helped man a five-inch gun and shoot down one Japanese torpedo plane and

assist with the downing of another. “They were going for the bigger ships,” Carraway said. Across the harbor ,Frank Emond looked up from his sheet music and saw planes with red balls on their side flying past the USS Pennsylvania (BB 38), where his band was preparing to perform. “I saw a line of planes and it looked like a piece fell off of one of them and the torpedo See WWII on page 2

Rock N Fly wraps up with NMCRS check presentation Story, photo by Ens. James Griffin NASP Public Affairs

NAS Pensacola Executive Officer Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez presented a check to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) April 18 for last month’s Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K. This was the third year for the Rock N Fly and it has become the top fundraiser for the NMCRS outside of the D.C. area. This year, the half marathon and

5K raised $35,000 dollars for NMCRS. These funds will help provide programs and services to activeduty and retired local Sailors, Marines and their families. “We are amazed by the success of this event and these funds make a big difference in what we can do for our Sailors, Marines, and their families,” said Mark Harden, NMCRS director. The Rock N Fly event had two jumbotrons, post-race live music, 15 music stations, two DJ stations on the course, karaoke station, electrifying national anthem, a hippie vs.

mullet contest, brownie vs. bacon station, floats and a rocker costume contest at the race. The event has raised more than $100,000 in the last three years while giving back 100 percent of funds to charity after paying for the race. No other race in Pensacola has ever donated that amount of money in its first few years, officials said. “I want to thank all the volunteers and participants and encourage them to mark their calendars for next year’s Rock N Fly, ‘Soul Train’,” said Harden.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and base personnel involved with the third Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K Run pause for a celebratory moment at the check presentation April 18.

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April 22, 2016


Denim Day April 27 shows support for sexual assault victims ...

NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center’s (FFSC) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) team are asking base personnel to show support by wearing jeans April 27. More information about this campaign can be found at

Navy training launches new course, app for LifeSkills From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Naval Education and Training Command implemented a new four-day LifeSkills course to address the Sailorization process and re-enforce everyday skills for Sailors beginning in April. Supplementing the class is a “Life Skills Reach Back” mobile app now available for download. “The class, coupled with the mobile app, increases its value and reinforces our dedication to training our Sailors,” said Rear Adm. Mike White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command. “It’s instrumental to be able to have these resources available to our Sailors and leaders.” Topics included in the both the class and the mobile app are military pay and entitlements, banking and financial management, investment and savings, nutrition and physical readiness, healthy relationships, stress management, responsible alcohol and drug use, operational risk management, hazing and fraternization, sexual assault prevention and operational security. While the four-day class offers faceto-face interaction taught by naval military training instructors, the mobile app reinforces the classroom delivery and provides additional information for the Sailor at their convenience. Although the class is a requirement and taught to all new accession Sailors who have completed recruit training, the app can be useful for any Sailor as well as a tool for Navy family members. “The LifeSkills app is a great way for Sailors to refresh their knowledge gained in the four-day course,” said NETC Director of Training Cmdr. Steven Bracket. “Officers and senior

NAS Pensacola Sailors explore new Navy phone applications. Photo by Ens. James Griffin

enlisted leaders can also benefit from the information and can use it to help

mentor and support their Sailors with many of the personal challenges they

Two new GMT mobile apps released From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Two new mobile apps designed for Sailors to complete required Navy General Military Training (GMT) on Records Management (RM) and Privacy and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Awareness became available April 19. PII and RM are annual GMT Standardized Core Training (SCT) requirements. PII must be completed by Aug. 31 every year. The records management training app has been updated to include current topics and new focus areas. RM must be completed by Dec. 31 every year. The apps are designed to provide Sailors with anytime, anywhere access to the mandatory training as well as links to key resources. “The mobile apps are an extension of our training to offer alternate methods to our workforce,” said Rear Adm. Mike White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command. “We want the resources readily available and

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came right past the ship,” said Emond, 97, of Pensacola. Emond had been training for months and had learned to recognize Japanese ships and planes from cue cards. When the bombs started falling he became a stretcher bearer for the dead and wounded. “I felt disappointed that war had come with a surprise attack and I began to realize it would be a long thing,” Emond said. Emond had enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of Hawaii before the attack. He had enjoyed the sights, sounds, and the smell of flowers on shore visits. Japan had dealt a serious blow to American military power in the Pacific and the morale of all Americans. Soon afterward strategists and aviators such as United States Army Air Force’s (USAAF) Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle were working on a way to strike back. One day Emond looked up

19th Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. James Hecker, and Doolittle Raider, retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole, talk about the impact of the Doolittle Raid to an assembly at the Parr Officers Club on Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph April 18 during a commemoration of the Raid on Tokyo 74 years earlier. Photo by Randy Martin

and saw the USS Hornet (CV 8) with strange planes on deck. The Hornet launched 16 Mitchell B25 bombers April 18, 1942. The attack has been credited with changing a Japanese mindset and paving the way for a successful

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campaign in the Pacific theater. “I was glad to see that we were able to give the Japanese a taste of what was coming,” Emond said. Emond, Carraway and another Pearl Harbor survivor, Cass

April 22, 2016

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.

face upon reaching the fleet.” The app is a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) tool designed to work on personal devices outside of the NMCI domain. Users can download the Life Skills Reach-Back app from both Google Play and iTunes app stores at no cost. The U.S. Navy Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) produced the app and Tracen Technologies Inc., a company that specializes in integrated mobile and web solutions, was the software developer. To find the free Navy Life Skills Reach-Back app, search “Life Skills” in app stores or in your web browser. For additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website at For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit

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,

at your fingertips.” Targeted primarily for active duty, reserve service members and civil service employees requiring training, the apps can also be used as an information tool for Navy family members. The apps are bring-your-own-device tools designed to work on personal devices outside of the Navy and Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) domain. Users can download the RM and PII apps from both Google Play and iTunes app stores at no cost. Upon completion of the training, personnel can provide the app their Department of Defense identification number from their CAC card and the app will then send a completion certificate to the Sailor’s Electronic Training Jacket and/or to Navy Training Management Systems. The user will then be able to e-mail the certificate to their supervisor as verification of completion. Completions should be visible in the ETJ after two working days. To find the free Navy apps, search “Privacy and Personally Identifiable Information” “PII” and “Records Management” in app stores or in your web browser.

Phillips of Pensacola, stood together on stage with more than 500 admirers, including entertainers in 1940s era ensemble, at the Doolittle Raiders Association commemoration. The real heroes were the Doolittle Raiders because they didn’t have to go on that mission and they did, Phillips said. The commander of the 479th Flying Training Group and the commodore of Training Air Wing 6 closed the formal portion of their Doolittle Raiders commemoration with a promise to continue the joint event beyond this second annual event which honored Pearl Harbor survivors. April 18 at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) – Randolph, home to 479th’s wing, 100-year-old U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Col. Richard E. (Dick) Cole sat with families of other participants in the raid. Cole was co-pilot for Doolittle and is one of two living survivors, the other being Staff Sgt. David Thatcher of Missoula, Mont. Each year they celebrate

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their mission with a toast of cognac. Speaking to a gathering of hundreds, the 19th Air Force Commander at Randolph, Maj. Gen. James Hecker, described the attack as very successful while he stood with one arm around Cole. “What a hero he is, huh?” Hecker said of Cole to the assembly at the Parr Officers Club on Randolph. “I don’t know what the outcome would have been without this mission, but I tell you what, America would have been different,” Hecker said. “So from the bottom of my heart, and I know the rest of the audience out here, thank you so much for what you did 74 years ago and I plan on being here next year when you celebrate the 75th year. Sound good?” “I hope to be down here,” Cole said to laughter. “You will be,” Hecker said. For more on the Doolittle Raid, see page A4.

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April 22, 2016





Hack the Pentagon pilot program announced By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity


f you are a computer security specialist, or at least a white hat hacker, who’s always wanted to take a run at the Pentagon, here’s your chance. A pilot program called Hack the Pentagon is being launched this month. It’s the first cyber bug bounty program in the history of the federal government, and it will offer incentives, to be determined, to those who find vulnerabilities and exploits. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook recently announced the pilot, and a senior DoD official offered details of the program. Not familiar with bug bounties? They are basically offers by software developers and companies to reward people who research and report bugs, especially any related to vulnerabilities or hacking exploits. Jarrett Ridlinghafer, at the time a technical support engineer for Netscape, created the first “bugs bounty” program in 1995, according to

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the entrepreneur’s website. Today has a directory of 369 bounty programs offered by everyone from Adobe and Amazon to Twitter and Sony. “We can’t hire every great ‘white hat’ hacker to come in and help us,” a senior defense official told reporters, “but (Hack the Pentagon) allows us to use their skill sets, their expertise, to help us build better, more secure products.” Cook said the DoD will commercial-sector use crowdsourcing to let qualified hackers conduct vulnerability identification and analysis on the department’s public webpages — specific target to be determined. “The bug bounty program is modeled after similar competitions conducted by some of the nation’s biggest companies to improve the

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Randal Collmer and Air Force Staff Sgt. Bradley Anderson work to test their training network at Kapaun Military Complex in Germany. The Defense Department is launching a pilot program to allow vetted computer security specialists to do their best to hack DoD public web pages. Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales

security and delivery of networks, products and digital services,” Cook said. The pilot is the first in a series of programs designed to test and find vulnerabilities in the DoD’s applications, websites and networks, he added. Pentagon bug bounty hackers have to register and pass a background check before they take part in a controlled, limited-duration program to identify vulnerabilities on a live DoD system.

Cook said other networks, including the DoD’s critical, mission-facing systems, won’t be part of the bug bounty pilot. As is routine in the private sector, he said bug bounty hunters will receive monetary awards — bounties — for their successful efforts. The Pentagon’s Defense Digital Service, launched by Defense Secretary Ash Carter last November, leads Hack the Pentagon. Leading DDS is director and technology en-

trepreneur Chris Lynch. DDS is an arm of White House technology experts at the U.S. Digital Service and includes a small team of engineers and data experts who work to improve DoD’s technological agility. The senior defense official said DDS exists to bring in best practices from the private sector, so everything from talent to technology and processes “to transform how we build products, digital services and technologies at the DoD. One of those best practices is the bug bounty. As Hack the Pentagon is fleshed out, a live asset will be chosen as the target for the hackers, the senior defense official said. “We see this growing into something that we can use as a broader tool to help make our systems and our services more secure, not only for the Department of Defense but across the federal government,” the official said. More information is expected soon, so get ready to get vetted and Hack the Pentagon. For program details, go to hackthepentagon.

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April 22, 2016


74th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Japan From Naval History and Heritage Command


n April 18, 1942, it was a “nice sunshiny day overcast with anti-aircraft fire,” according to Army Air Force Tech. Sgt. Eldred V. Scott. Above Tokyo, anyway. Scott’s weather quip signaled the near completion of the Doolittle Raiders’ mission on that day 74 years ago this week. But it was just the beginning of the unknown for the 80 men and their 16 planes. Seven of those Airmen would never return home. None of the planes did. While the bombing mission itself was relatively minor in terms of damage inflicted, the raid set into motion what would become a pivotal naval victory for the United States at the Battle of Midway. The Doolittle Raid featured Army Air Force pilots and planes, but it was a joint effort with the Navy. The raid itself was concocted by Navy Capt. Francis Lowe. Another Navy officer, Lt. Henry L. Miller, is one of two men named as “Honorary Tokyo Raiders.” Miller supervised the take-off training the pilots received at what is now nearby Eglin Air Force Base, and was there for the raid launch. The other was Tung Sheng Liu, a Chinese engineer who helped several Tokyo Raiders escape to safety. And it was the Navy that provided the transportation – via USS Hornet (CV 8) and her escorts – to the launch point. The Navy wasn’t without its losses for the Tokyo Raid. One patrol plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire, landing in the water, but the crew was recovered uninjured. Another patrol plane was lost during patrol operations, with both the plane and crew lost. And during the hour-long launch, a Sailor lost his arm after being hit by the final B-25 when it rolled backward out of position, striking him with its propeller. From conception to launch: After Pearl Harbor, there was pressure from the commanderin-chief to strike back at Japan. Using carrier-capable aircraft to strike the enemy’s homeland would put a carrier task force into harm’s way for a counterattack, since the lighter Navy planes didn’t have the range of land-based bomb-delivering aircraft. And with only three aircraft carriers left in the Pacific fleet after Pearl Harbor, the United States needed to protect every asset. Lowe, assigned to U.S. Fleet Commander Adm. Ernest J. King, had seen B-25s taking off from Norfolk, Va., using airstrips

shaped a little like a carrier deck, minus the rolling waves. The Mitchell medium bombers, which had never been used in combat before, had the range and the wing-span that would allow for carrier takeoff. Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, an air racer who had helped develop instrument flying, was brought in to investigate the feasibility of such a mission, along with King’s Air Ops officer, Capt. Donald B. “Wu” Duncan. The newly commissioned aircraft carrier Hornet left Norfolk under the command of Capt. Marc Mitscher to join a convoy to the Panama Canal. Meanwhile Doolittle had chosen his raiders, five-man crews for the 16 planes, and was training for 500-foot takeoffs at Eglin AFB, under the guidance of Miller. At the end of March, Hornet docked at Alameda, Calif. Using cranes, 16 B-25s were loaded onto the ship’s deck. With all of the planes loaded and lashed to the deck, the Hornet moored in the bay for the night. It was April 1. The following morning, Hornet’s crew was made aware of their mission. On April 7, naval operation plan No. 20-42 was issued, creating Task Force 16, with Task Group 16.1 under Vice Adm. William “Bull” Halsey with flagship carrier Enterprise (CV 6) and her escorts. Task Group 16.2 was headed by Capt. Mitscher with his carrier Hornet (CV 8) and her escorts. The instructions were simple. Proceed after joining up to carry out the attack; upon completion return to Pearl Harbor; destroy enemy forces as long as it does not jeopardize the attack. The two task groups met up April 13 and proceeded to steam toward a point 500 miles east of Tokyo, where they would launch. To prepare each B-25, loaded with a ton of bombs, for its mission and flight to a safe zone in China, engineers removed the tail gunner section, painting broomsticks to look like machine guns. A rubber fuel tank was installed in the tail section, along with 10 five-gallon gas cans for manual

Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle (left front), leader of the attacking force, and Capt. Marc A. Mitscher, commanding officer of USS Hornet (CV 8), pose with a 500-pound bomb and USAAF aircrew members during ceremonies on Hornet’s flight deck, while the Doolittle Raid task force was en route to the launching point. This week marked the 74th anniversary of the April 18, 1942, raid. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photo

fuel addition during the flight to a tank installed where the lower gun turret was, and a larger tank located in the bomb bay. Air patrols scouted the sea looking for enemy ships that could relay their location back to Japan, and two submarines kept a steady surveillance. After plowing through galeforce winds of 36 knots during the afternoon of April 17, enemy vessels were picked up on radar at 3:12 a.m. April 18. A light on the horizon confirmed their presence. The task group changed direction by 350 degrees and 30 minutes later, the vessels left the radar screen. At 7:15 a.m., an Enterprise search plane reported an enemy patrol vessel and the task force sighted it at 7:44 a.m. Cruiser Nashville (CL 43) dispatched the vessel with gunfire. Over concern the vessel had alerted the Japanese of their presence, Doolittle decided to launch the planes immediately, still 400 miles from their original launch destination. The first B-25, flown by Doolittle, launched at 8:20 a.m. The take-offs were timed for when the ship’s bow pitched highest to give the Mitchells more loft. Around 2 p.m., aircraft from Enterprise picked up two more enemy vessels, sinking one and damaging the other. It wasn’t until after the war the Navy was able to confirm crew on the patrol boat had alerted the Japanese of their location. But when they requested confirmation, there was no answer since the vessel had already been sunk. Getting no response, the Japan-

ese government chose to ignore the message. The Doolittle Raiders faced some resistance from antiaircraft fire, but most were able to hit their 10 targets in Japan. The repercussions of the United States hitting the Japanese homeland set in motion a tsunami-like strategic response that would ultimately change the tides of war to an American victory. Army Air Force raid that set up naval victory: After Doolittle’s Raiders dropped bombs on Tokyo, the Japanese military reaction was swift and vengeful. Japanese Combined Fleet commander Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto decided to strike the United States’ mid-Pacific base at Midway atoll and turn it into a Japanese air field. Yamamoto knew the United States had insufficient strength to defeat his Imperial Navy, which could generally choose where and when to attack. The Americans, however, had deduced Yamamoto’s attack through communications intelligence. Adm. Chester Nimitz, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, established an ambush and was waiting for the Imperial Navy. The second of the Pacific war’s great carrier battles began June 4, 1942, and by the end, Yamamoto’s forces lost four fleet carriers compared to just one for the United States. The Battle of Midway had leveled the naval playing field for the American naval force. The base at Midway, though damaged by Japanese air attack, remained operational and later became a vital component in the American trans-Pacific offen-

sive, which soon had the Japanese Imperial Navy on the ropes. “The best laid plans…” After completing their bombing mission, finding safe haven would be the raiders’ toughest task. Taking off 400 miles sooner than planned had the planes nearly empty on fuel as they headed toward China. Of the 16 planes, 15 either crash-landed or the crews bailed out. Only one plane landed – in Russia – where the crew was held as prisoners with liberal privileges. They escaped 13 months after the raid to a British consulate in Iran. Seven Doolittle Raiders were killed in the mission: Two drowned and a third was killed by the fall after bailing out; eight were captured by the Japanese. Three of the eight POWs were executed Oct. 15, 1942, and another died of malnutrition Dec. 1, 1943. The surviving four POWs were released in August 1945. Even though the Doolittle Raiders bombed Tokyo, it was the Chinese who suffered the most from the raid. Furious that the Chinese nationalists were protecting the Americans, the Japanese retaliated against several coastal cities suspected of harboring the Americans, killing an estimated 250,000 Chinese citizens. Doolittle was so convinced his mission had been a failure, he was convinced he would face a court-martial upon his return to the United States. Instead, he was promoted to general, skipping the rank of colonel. He and all of his raiders were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.



April 22, 2016


NSTC launches ‘Recruit Reboot’ war game: Play to h elp train our future s hip mates From Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs


aval Service Training Command (NSTC) has announced a new interactive game to evaluate the most effective training practices at Recruit Training Command (RTC), the Navy’s only boot camp. Signups are now open for all Navy personnel to play Recruit Reboot from April 25 to May 13. Playing will help provide the best possible Sailors to the fleet and shape the 21st century Navy. Recruit Reboot is a completely anonymous game on the Massive Multiplayer Online War Game Leveraging the Internet (MMOWGLI) platform, generated by the Navy Post-Graduate School and NSTC to use feedback commentary to help solve challenges. Players provide feedback by playing “idea cards” on six areas of training including Militarization, Damage Control, Seamanship, Personal Financial Development, Policy and Watch Standing. Players earn points with each card they play as well as by commenting on another player’s card. The more points they

earn, the more players help provide the most effective training for their future shipmates. The player with the most points wins the game and will earn a flag letter of commendation (FLoC), awarded by Rear Adm. Stephen C. Evans, commander, Naval Service Training Command, for their positive impact on Naval Accessions Training. Although player points are displayed, their feedback will remain anonymous. Ask your chief for the Recruit Reboot flyer or visit the Recruit Reboot website (https:// mmowgli. nps. edu/ recruit reboot/) to sign up and play. For more information about NSTC, visit http://www. or visit the NSTC Facebook pages at https://www. facebook. com/ NavalServiceTraining.


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April 22, 2016


Coleman turns command of HT-18 over to Sanderson By Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


elicopter Training Squadron 18 (HT-18) observed a change in leadership April 14 as commanding officer Lt. Col. Rafford Coleman relinquished command of the unit to Cmdr. Brian Sanderson, the previous executive officer. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored Navy tradition that stems from the days of wooden ships when there may be months between communications with the mainland. The ceremony served as an opportunity for the assembled crew to meet the new officer as he read the orders that authorized him to take command of the vessel. Although modern technology allows for advance knowledge of the new commanding officer, the ceremonial reading of orders, the symbolic transfer of command, and the opportunity for service members to say farewell to a beloved commander, remain a steadfast part of Navy tradition. Serving first as the executive officer for the command and then as commanding officer, Coleman

displayed unmatched dedication to safe, quality training throughout his two and one-half year tour. Under his leadership, HT18 exceeded its fiscal year 2015 pilot training goals, designating 189 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and allied helicopter aviators. Coleman, furthermore, led the “Vigilant Eagles” in the execution of more than 55,000 flight hours across 30,000 syllabus training evolutions. HT-18 set the standard for advanced rotary wing production in key metrics including: lowest time-to-train and total hours flown. Under his leadership, the squadron provided the core of future aviation warfighters to meet the nation’s demands. Commodore Training Air Wing Five Capt. Mark Murray

SoY throws out first pitch at Blue Wahoos ... ABM1 Marlon Squires throws out the first pitch to centerfielder Philip Ervin to start the April 15 game against the Jacksonville Suns. Squires received the honor as Whiting Field’s Sailor of the Year (SoY).The Wahoos won 4-3 in extra innings. Photo by Jay Cope

New Helicopter Training Squadron 18 (HT-18) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Brian Sanderson (center) returns the command pennant to AWC Jason Pulk. Sanderson received the pennant from former commanding officer, Lt. Col. Rafford Coleman, during their change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Whiting Field April 14. Photo by Ens. Benjamin Ziemski

recognized Coleman’s outstanding contributions to the “Vigilant Eagles” with the Meritorious Service Medal. Before being transferred to Training Air Wing Five in May 2013 and assuming duties with HT-18, Coleman started out his career as an enlisted Marine. Serving four years with the Marine Reserve and completing a deployment to Saudi Arabia, Coleman graduated from Rutgers University and accepted a commission in 1993. He attended flight training at NAS Whiting Field and earned his aviator’s wings at the installation from TraWing-5 in 1996. Since then, he has been deployed aboard USS Guam (LPH 9) and USS Wasp (LHD 1) as a member of HMM-263; an instructor pilot with HT-8; assigned to HMM-261 in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom; served in Okinawa, Japan; and assumed duties as assistant officer in charge for the III Marine Expeditionary Force Special Training Group. Also serving as the guest speaker, Murray described Coleman as “brilliant and an incredible officer” whose integrity impacted everyone around him. “This Marine did it right,” Murray said. “He leads from the front.” Following the presentation of

the medal, Coleman stepped to the lectern to address the HT-18 staff and crew for the final time as the commanding officer. He spoke about the hard work and sacrifice it takes for a unit to function properly. “Ladies and gentlemen, that’s a team. A family, that while not all related by blood, is a group of persons under one roof in an organization steeped in tradition and success. “A clan galvanized with one common aim, a relentless philosophy of winning, teaching and loyalty to each other 24 hours a day seven days a week. This willingness to unselfishly give your all so that others may succeed ... this is the HT-18 way.” Coleman extended many “thank you” messages to many individuals, squadrons, support elements, local lacrosse folks, service members, instructor pilots, other family members to include his mother in attendance, friends and lastly his wife, Shannon, and other command spouses. “I would also say the spouses of HT-18 are warriors too,” he said. “They are teammates that ensure those who wear the nation’s (uniform) go to work every day focused on protecting, mentoring and training officers for the future,” he said, as he expressed his appreciation for his wife con-

vincing him to stay in the Marines. “You are ‘Wonder Woman,’ Shannon. The S that begins your name stands for super. You have always been my biggest fan, best adviser and greatest friend.” Coleman and Sanderson strode to the front of the stage and stood at attention as the seniormost enlisted person in the squadron brought the command pennant forward. Coleman received the HT-18 command pennant, then turned and presented the flag to Sanderson, symbolically passing command of HT-18 to Sanderson. Sanderson returned the flag to the HT-18 command chief, AWC Jason Pulk. Sanderson’s wife, April, then moved forward to pin the command insignia to the left breast of his uniform. After officially accepting leadership from Murray with an exchange of salutes and a reading of his orders, Sanderson thanked Coleman for his guidance. “To another high-caliber Marine, ‘Juice,’ your devotion to HT18 is immeasurable. No words can fully capture your incredible leadership, your passion for teaching, and infectious positive attitude. You have given me the keys to a well-oiled machine and it has been an honor to serve as your executive officer,” Sanderson said.

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CREDO enrichment retreat planned

A Marriage Enrichment Retreat is being offered April 22-24 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The retreat can assist married couples in developing and strengthening a healthy marriage. Active-duty and family members are eligible for retreats (including reservists in an active status). Marriage and family retreat participant couples must be legally married when registering. The free retreat starts at 7 p.m. Friday and ends around noon Sunday at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. All lodging and meal expenses are paid, but transportation is not provided. For more information or to register, contact the NAS Pensacola Chapel at 452-2093 or e-mail

See ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ at PLT

The Tony-winning romantic comedy “Don't Dress for Dinner” will be on stage April 21-24 at the Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT). The Main Stage production is recommended for adult audiences only. Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online, or at the PLT Box Office on weekdays (10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) as well as one hour prior to each show. For more information, go to www.

Navy nurses plan April 22 gathering

The Gulf Coast Navy Nurse Corps Association will have a quarterly chapter meeting from noon to 2 p.m. today, April 22, at The Egg and I Restaurant, l7175 North Davis Highway. All active-duty, former, reserve or retired Navy nurses are invited, and other interested people are welcome. The scheduled speaker is retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Ralph Hyatt, who will share stories relating to the Vietnam War including an incident when Marines were ordered to defend the naval hospital from attack. Reservation were due by April 20. To more information, contact Vicki Coyle at (251) 942-6382 or by e-mail atvcoyle@gulf.

Earth Day event being held at park

An Earth Day 2016 event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, April 23, at Big Lagoon State Park, 12301 Gulf Beach Highway. Ranger-guided programs, crafts and nature-related demonstrators and vendors will be offered at the amphitheater. Hamburgers, hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches will be available for purchase from the Friends of Pensacola State Parks. Admission is free with park entrance fee. For more information, go to https://www.florida or contact Kiersten Wilson at

Registration open for Gator March 5K

Navy League sponsoring breakfast As part of Military Appreciation Month, the Pensacola Navy League is sponsor an Enlisted Appreciation Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. May 25 at Heritage Hall in Seville Quarter. The event is open to the public. Dress is uniform of the day for military and business casual for civilians. The breakfast will recognize outstanding enlisted service members, ranks E-1 to E-9. These individuals are from local commands and have been nominated by officers for their character, community involvement, and achievements. Admission for local Navy League members is $15, $12.50 for Admiral’s Club members, and $17.50 for non-local Navy League members. Invitations will be sent out in mid-April. Reservations are due by May 2. The Pensacola Council of the U.S. Navy League is the oldest charted council in the state of Florida. Currently in its 70th year, the league puts on a number of events throughout the year that support local military members and community youth. For more information on getting involved, visit www.pensacola If you have any questions regarding the breakfast or becoming a member, contact Shery Lavelle at 436-8552 or e-mail walk will follow a course around the taxiways and runway of NAS Pensacola’s Sherman Field. The race will be capped at 1,500 participants. Cost is $30. Children younger than 12 can run for free. For more information, go to T6TexanTrot and to register, go to https://secure. event_id=123949.

April 23 child safety event announced

KlaasKids Foundation and Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep are presenting a print-a-thon event to promote and educate families about child safety from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, April 23, at HillKelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep, 6171 Pensacola Blvd. Each participating child will receive a comprehensive packet of child safety tools. Foundation founder Marc Klaas is scheduled to be present. As a service to the community Hill-Kelly Dodge Chrysler Jeep is underwriting this program so that there is no charge to families. For more information, call 476-9078.

Choral Society performing ‘Elijah’

The Escambia High School Band’s Gator March 5K run/walk is scheduled for tomorrow, April 23, at Big Lagoon State Park. The race will begin at 7 a.m. The entry fee is $25 and includes one-day admission to the park. Participants can register at, or by bringing a registration form to the Escambia High band room, 1310 North 65th Ave. T-shirt and packet pick-up will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, April 22, at the Escambia High band room or from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. on race day at the Governor’s Pavilion at the park. For more information, contact Linda Lewis at 293-2822 or

The Choral Society of Pensacola is closing their 80th season with a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, April 23, at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5725 North Ninth Ave. With texts drawn from the scriptures, Mendelssohn’s score dramatizes episodes from the story of the prophet Elijah. The 70-voice choir will perform the oratorio with full orchestration. Tickets are $22 and $18. For more information, go to choralsocietyof

LSU alumni event features crawfish

NHP offering new wellness program

The Panhandle Bayou Bengals, LSU Alumni Chapter-Pensacola, will present its annual Crawfish Boil from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, April 23, at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze. Crawfish will be served at 2:30 p.m. The menu will include Cajun boiled crawfish, corn, potatoes, Cajun sausage, hot dogs and drinks. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non members while tickets last. Deadline to preorder tickets is April 13. Net proceeds are used to fund a scholarship endowment fund. For more information, contact John Spurny at 733-9583 or 449-1342. You can also sent an e-mail to

Naval Hospital Pensacola has a new program called Your Health Your Weigh. Offered by the Health Promotion and Wellness Department, the program is available to all active-duty service members, retirees and family members. No referrals are necessary. After an initial appointment a program will be tailored to meet your fitness, nutrition and behavior change needs. A four-week group application course will follow. For more details or to make an appointment, call 505-7243.

March for Babies planned for April 23

The annual reunion for the USS Lexington (CV 16) is scheduled for Sept 12-15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. All past ship’s company, air wings, Marines and their families are welcome. For more information, go to usslexington or contact Bob Dimonte by e-mail at or by phone at 492-3483.

The March for Babies is scheduled for tomorrow, April 23, at Maritime Park. Interested walkers and donors can visit to sign up, start a team, or donate. For more information about March for Babies, contact Dannon Byrd, community director, at 462-7756 or

Texan Trot scheduled for April 30

The 479th Flying Training Group has announced that the third annual T-6 Texan Trot 5K is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. April 30. The family friendly run or

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Event offers information for women

Sacred Heart Senior Services is partnering with Mainstay Financial Group to present the third annual Day of Education, Enlightenment and Empowerment for women 55 and older. The women-only event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to

4 p.m. April 30 at the Sacred Heart Hospital Conference Center, 5151 North Ninth Ave. The emcee will be WEAR-TV anchor Sue Straughn, and the featured speaker will be Kathleen Vestal Logan, author of “Women’s Wisdom: Pass it On.” Several local businesswomen also will present educational sessions. Tickets are $60 in advance or $65 at the door. Participants may purchase tickets online at www.powerof, by calling 437-3127 or in person at the Mainstay Financial, 2810 East Cervantes St. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included. For more information, go to www.powerof

Career program open to military youth

Applications are being accepted for the Career JumpStart for Florida’s Military Youth Program for military spouses and dependents, ages 16-24. The deadline is May 2. The three-day course covers a variety of career and life-building skills. Participants explore careers, learn budgeting skills and participate in career readiness exercises. The first session is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7-9 at Pensacola State College, South Santa Rosa Center, 5075 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. The second session is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14-16 at Pensacola State College Student Center (Bldg. 5), Room 509, 1000 College Blvd. There is no cost to participate, but space is limited. Lunch and transportation stipend provided. For more information, go to

PMOAA has scholarships available

The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be awarding scholarship grants 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 or Santa Rosa counties in Florida or Baldwin County in Alabama, and must have completed a minimum of one year at a college/university, with at least a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) if an undergraduate or 3.5 GPA if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters (fall of 2015 and spring of 2016) as a full time student. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15, and can be downloaded at For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact retired Navy Cmdr. Vann Milheim by phone at 969-9715 or by e-mail at

Sunset Run scheduled for May 14

The 33nd annual St. John School Sunset Run is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. May 14 at St. John School, 325 South Navy Blvd. Registration includes the 2016 race shirt for the first 1,000 participants.The post-race festivities include music, awards and a Mexican fiesta food court. Register at, on (Pensacola St. John Sunset Run) or by calling the school at 456-5218.

It’s ‘Showtime’ for Children’s Chorus

The Pensacola Children’s Chorus has announced that the 26th annual production of “Showtime” will be the final show under Susan and Allen Pote, the founding artistic directors who plan to retire at the end of the 2015-1016 season. Performance are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 6, 7:30 p.m. May 7 and 2:30 p.m. May 8 at Pensacola Saenger Theatre. The production will feature the six choirs of the chorus comprised of more than 200 members performing a variety of music, showcasing costumes, choreography and special staging. Highlights for this year will include patriotic numbers including a USO set, and a salute the Armed Forces. Themed segments will include “Finding Neverland,” “In the Jungle,” “Music Through the Decades,” “Rat Pack Tribute” and “Songs of Judy Garland.” Tickets are $42, $36 and $26 (plus applicable service charge). Tickets are on sale at the Saenger Theatre Box Office or at For more information, go to

Enrollment open for NASP cadet units

Interested youths can enroll in NAS Pensacola’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (13-18 years old) and U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps (10-14 years old). The unit meets one weekend per month throughout the year. Cadets participate in civic activities and training events to develop a sense of pride, patriotism, courage and self-reliance. The program is open to both military and non-military affiliated youths. For more information, go to or contact Luis Sepulveda at

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April 22, 2016


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April 22, 2016

NAS Pensacola command’s 2015 Civilians of the Year; See page B2 Spotlight


Earth Day Pensacola is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow (April 23) at Bayview Park. The theme for Earth Day 2016 is Energy, Transportation and Sustainability. Vendors will offer information on share riding, public transportation, hybrid vehicles, wind energy, solar energy, gardening and water education, and there will be a designated activity area for children. Food, music, dancing and yoga are also part of the lineup. Earth Day Pensacola is part of a larger effort with Earth Day Network, which has developed ways for individuals and families to become engaged and involved at the national and international level to make an impact on helping to protect and save the Earth. For more information, go to

April 22, 2016: Earth Day @U.S. Navy From http://greenfleet.

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 that included Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, who has made research, development and increased use of alternative fuels a priority for the Department of the Navy. Photo by Kelly Schindler

command departments, with sister services and government agencies, and the local communities where we 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?




April 22, 2016

NAS Pensacola’s Civilians of the Year 2015 From staff reports


AS Pensacola’s Civilians of the Year (CoY) for 2015 were recognized at a command “quarters” ceremony March 15. Senior Civilian of the Year (SCoY) is NAS Pensacola Corry Station Child Development Center’s (CDC) Patrice Ryan; Junior CoY is NASP Security Department’s Lt. Benjamin Muniz. According to her nomination, Ryan, a training and curriculum specialist at the NASP Corry Station CDC is “the proven expert on early childhood development and education” and has significantly improved the dayto-day skills for the child caregivers within the center. Her accomplishments include: • Being a key member of the Corry Station CDC inclusion action team, using knowledge of childhood educational development skills and protocols to work the very difficult and challenging world of medicallychallenged children, helping to determine their ability to successfully integrate into the classroom environment. In conjunction with medical experts, she works with the parents and CYP guidelines to recommend additional staffing to support student’s special needs,

different procedures and oversight to support medicinal requirements and to lessen impact to other children in the classroom or recommends that the child requires special care outside of the CYP program. • Ryan is a sought-after expert locally and within the region on classroom curriculum development. With CYP updating curriculum content constantly, she is tasked to provide the training to all the CDC caregivers to ensure latest requireShe has ments are met. consistently achieved this goal as evidenced by the well above average scores on last CNIC no notice inspection, no findings during the regional ROAAP visit and the successful five year reaccreditation of the Corry Station CDC by the national agency. • Recommending modifica-

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tion of higher level program goals for center employees, mentoring them on career development, module completion and classroom technique. Working through parent orientations and advisory groups, she interprets and applies child development philosophy based on patron needs and program evaluation and assessment. “Whether it is quick completion of required budgetary inputs, changes to the curriculum or combining classrooms for staffing efficiency, (Ryan) is the go-to person for mission execution at the Corry CDC. She is a dedicated professional and her leadership has established her as one of the most effective managers within CYP and most deserving as the NASP Senior Civilian (of the Year) award.” JCoY Muniz acts as a first responder to all reported criminal matters and vehicle acci-

Lt. Benjamin Muniz, left, is congratulated as Junior Civilian of the Year 2015 by former NASP CO Capt. Keith Hoskins. Photo by Mike O’Connor

dents, and he is responsible for securing the crime scene, apprehending criminals and interviewing suspects, victims, witnesses, and complaints, as may be appropriate. According to his write-up, he “demonstrates an admirable work ethic surpassed by none, a friendly disposition, a genuine concern for his peers and customers alike, and on a daily basis presents an unequaled knowledge in how to get the job done.” Muniz oversees four sergeant supervisors and has been a member of the NASP Security Department Police Division for 16 years.

In 2015, he led NASP Security Department personnel and developed antiterrorism / force protection plans during the Tour for the Troops concert, featuring Darius Rucker sponsored by the Air Force Reserve. Additionally, Muniz directly supervised all aspects pertaining to force protection, law enforcement, and public safety throughout the event. “Lt. Muniz’s efforts resulted in the event being both successful, with 20,000 patrons in attendance, as well as being without incident,” his nomination states. “His dedication and untiring efforts have placed him with the elite.”

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North to be keynote speaker at EOD event May 7 Story, photo from EOD Warrior Foundation

The joint service Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community has scheduled the 48th annual EOD Ball for May 7 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, in Fort Walton Beach. This year’s keynote speaker is retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North. Tickets to the ball are $75 each and can be purchased online at www. The EOD Ball is the main event after a week full of emotional ceremonies for this elite group of military bomb dis-

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North is scheduled to speak at the EOD Ball May 7 in Fort Walton Beach.

posal professionals. These events include a golf tournament May 6 at Eglin Air Force Base, a live auction at the

same location as the ball and the EOD memorial ceremony at 9 a.m. May 7 at Eglin Air Force Base. The EOD events benefit the EOD Warrior Foundation. “Our annual ball is a memorable night for all who attend, and it helps benefit a great cause,” said Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “It is a tremendous privilege to have Lt. Col. Oliver North as the keynote speaker for this year’s event. This is a night to remember those EOD warriors who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and to honor their families.” The EOD Warrior Founda-

tion is a nonprofit organization that helps active-duty military EOD personnel, veterans and their families. There are around 7,000 EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) technicians in the military, performing the most dangerous job in the military as they disarm explosive devices on the battlefields. Many EOD personnel come home with debilitating injuries, including lost limbs, blindness, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), burns, and the invisible wounds of war, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). North is a combat-decorated U.S. Marine who hosts

the award-winning military series “War Stories with Oliver North” on the Fox News Channel. “Since my days in Vietnam, I have had the privilege to keep company the brave men and women of the EOD community. They are saviors on the battlefields who take the long walk to the bomb and go into harm’s way to make the situation safe for others. The EOD Ball will certainly be a night to remember,” North said. For more information about events or to purchase tickets to the ball, visit the website at www.eodwarriorfoundation. org/eodweekend.

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By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer


Flying fish are on the entertainment menu this weekend. Known as “the Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party,� the annual Interstate Mullet Toss is a spring tradition at Flora-Bama Lounge, which sits on Alabama-Florida state line on Perdido Key. The event typically draws huge crowds. The torpedo-shaped fish are a local favorite. You will find fried, baked, broiled or smoked mullet on the menus of many local restaurants. There are numerous categories for contestants. Celebrity tossers will be featured at noon each day. Contestants fill out a registration form and pay a $15 entry fee to toss a mullet weighing ap-

• What: Interstate Mullet Toss. • When: Starts at noon today, April 22; 10 a.m. tomorrow, April 23, and April 24. • Where: The Flora-Bama Lounge, located at 17401 Perdido Key Drive. • Information: 492-0611 or

proximately a pound. The rules are simple: No gloves or sand can be used when throwing. Contestants pick a mullet out of a bucket, and they have to retrieve the mullet and toss it back into the bucket after the throw. Mullet are thrown from a 10-foot circle down a designated alley. All tossers receive a mullet toss T-shirt. Top finishers get trophies and gift certificates.

For spectators the event offers beach games, live music and food. Parking is limited. There will be a $10 charge for parking in the beach lot. Bus service will be available from 9 a.m. to closing for $5 per person each way. One of the pick up locations is the Winn-Dixie in Perdido Key. The cover charge is $10 for 21 and older and $15 for ages 13 to 21. Each year, the event generates more than $20,000 in charitable donations. A contribution for each fish flung goes to local youth charities, including the Community Drug & Alcohol Council (CDAC), which offers programs to address drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco, mental health issues and violence.

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“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice� (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice� (2D), PG, 8 p.m.; “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,� PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“10 Cloverfield Lane,� PG-13, noon; Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice� (3D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,� R, 5:30 p.m.; “London Has Fallen,� R, 8 p.m.; “Miracles from Heaven,� PG, 11:30 a.m.; “Zootopia� (3D), PG, 2 p.m.; Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice� (2D), PG, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


“Zootopia� (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice� (3D), PG, 3 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice� (2D), PG, 6 p.m.; “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,� PG-13, noon; “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,� R, 5 p.m.; “London Has Fallen,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,� PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice� (2D), PG, 7 p.m.; “Miracles from Heaven,� PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“10 Cloverfield Lane,� PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice� (3D), PG, 7 p.m.; “Zootopia� (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,� R, 7:30 p.m.;


“The Perfect Match,� R, 5 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice� (2D), PG, 7 p.m.; “Zootopia� (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “London Has Fallen,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,� PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice� (3D), PG, 7 p.m.; “Miracles from Heaven,� PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,� R, 7:30 p.m.

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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 • Movies on the Lawn: “The Good Dinosaur,â€? rated PG, is scheduled for tomorrow, April 23. Prizes will be given to children in honor of the Month of the Military Child. Free family movies will be shown every second and fourth Saturday through Aug. 13 at dusk in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. You can also enjoy some • Family Luau: 5 free popcorn. Bring your lawn chair, p.m. May 7, NASP blankets and cool- Corry Station Recreers. In case of rain, ation Lawn. Get a taste Hawaii during movies will be can- of celed. For informa- MWR’s annual family tion, call 452-2372. luau, which features • Scavenger limbo, fire dancers and Hunt and Nature live music. The event is Walk: 10 a.m. April open to active-duty 23, Family Fitness service members and Center. The family their families. event is being held in honor of Earth Day and the Month of the Military Child. For more information, call 452-6004. • Learn to sail: Classes begin in April at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area. Intermediate classes 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23. Cost is $40. For more information or to make reservations, call 281-5489. • British Soccer camps: Have a child that may be interested? This is not an MWR program, but will take place June 6-10 at the Navy Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Workshops for four age groups. Prices from $84 to $134. To register, go to https://challenger. =detailview&imp=f&iid=100276&&returncom=productlist. For more information, call 1( 800) 878-2167, ext. 239. • Summer Day Camps: Weekly camps, May 31 to Aug. 9. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at NASP Youth Center; 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. at NASP Corry Station School Age Care. For ages 5 (kindergarten) to 12. Programs include field trips, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Open to authorized dependents. Weekly fee based on total family income. Pre-register at For information, call 452-2417 or 453-6310. • Navy Child Development Home Program: Would you like to earn $7,000 to $48,000 a year working from home? Become a Child Development Home Provider. Attend the free orientation class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25-29. For more information, call 572-5026 or 281-5368. • Navy-Armed Forces Kids’ Run: 3:30 p.m. May 4, NASP running track. Register online at or on site at 3 p.m. May 4. Three age groups 5 to 6 years (1/2 mile) 7 to 8 years (one mile) and 9 to 13 years (two miles). Open to all authorized active duty and DoD dependents. For more information, call 452-2296.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 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

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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: 55-247, 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 access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, 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 554-5606.

NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, 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. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For 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 information, call 452-6376. 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 623-7212. More 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://templebethelof Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. April 29. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • 2016 Teen Job Fair Prep and Resume Workshop: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 28 or May 7, NASP Corry Station Youth Center, Bldg. 4118. Register early, only 30 seats available. For information, call 452-5609 or email • 2016 Teen Job Fair: 9 a.m. to noon May 7 and May 14, NASP Corry Station Youth Center, Bldg. 4118. To be considered for MWR Teen Summer Program prositions, applicants must be: age 15 to 18; dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD or contract employees; be enrolled in high school; attend one of 2016 teen job fairs to obtain

application; and submit application with three signed letters of recommendations to NAF Personnel Office, Bldg. 3249, by May 16. For more information on the program, call 452-3386 or 452-4681. • Family Caregiver Seminar: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 11. Taking care of aging parents and children while on active duty presents a challenge. Find out how use the resources available to assist military families. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. This is the program which must be completed and submitted for transferring individuals/families which have household goods to move. Prior to coming to the class/workshop you must have a login name and password created. For information or to reserve a seat, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in some volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The Community Outreach office also keeps track of volun-

teer hours. You need to report any hours of volunteer work to receive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_




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