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‘Denim Day’ is April 29 ...

On April 29, NAS Pensacola will join other installations in recognizing Denim Day by encouraging civilian personnel (who are able to do so) to wear denim to work. The remembrance honors the memory of a sexual assault victim whose case was dismissed due to her choice of clothing. Denim Day stickers will also be distributed by the Fleet and Family Support Center. For more information, visit http://denimdayinfo.org

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Navy bases preparing for hurricane season From Commander Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

AMAN Lauren Lucas watches as Paul Maxwell, an education services facilitator at NASP Fleet and Family Support Center, spins a wheel to pick out a topic to discuss April 17 at the health and safety fair. Photo by Janet Thomas

Thousands attend base safety fair By Ens. Jason Buckley NETC PAO

Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) and Naval Air Technical Training Command (NATTC) hosted their eighth annual Safety Fest in the NATTC Charles Taylor Hangar April 17, encouraging students and staff to talk about safety issues both on and off base. The NASC Safety Officer John Prince organized the event and said it usually attracts up to 4,000 people. “It gives the students and staff from the training commands a chance to talk about safety topics,” said Prince. “During a safety stand down, we can only cover so much in the time we have.” Safety stand downs periodically

cover major safety issues, usually occurring before long weekends or holiday breaks. This event takes place during the normal training day and addresses more in-depth safety concerns. Displays included on-base programs from the commands and the Fleet and Family Services Center (FFSC), as well as emergency services like the Florida Highway Patrol. “We had 30 presenters covering everything from disaster to fire prevention to health and wellness. It gives us a wide variety,” said Prince. Some of the booths featured demonstrations, including a beer goggles walk, which simulate vision problems when inebriated, and a firefighting simulation.

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WASHINGTON (NNS) – U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, and Washington D.C.-based Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) are conducting the preparedness exercise Hurricane Exercise/Citadel Gale 2015 (HURREX/CG 15) now through May 1. The purpose of this annual exercise is to prepare the Navy to respond to weather threats to U.S. coastal regions, and to maintain the ability to deploy forces even under the most adverse weather conditions. HURREX/CG 15 will involve two simulated storm systems developing and intensifying to hurricane strength, threatening the Caribbean Islands, East Coast and Gulf Coast regions. All Navy commands with personnel in these regions are participating, to include reviewing and exercising heavy weather instructions and procedures and account-

ing for Sailors, Department of the Navy civilians, and Navy families in the affected regions through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). There will be no U.S. Navy ship movements associated with HURREX/CG 15. Onboard NAS Pensacola, predictions for the 2015 season are being viewed with caution. Due to mixed signals from hurricane prognosticators for amount of storms this season, NASP Emergency Manager Burt Fenters urges base personnel to recall the area’s history and be prepared. Fenters recommends bookmarking some websites for hurricane readiness: • In Escambia County, http://www. myescambia. com/ beready. • In Santa Rosa County: http://www. santarosa.fl. gov/ emergency/. • U.S. Navy: http:// www. ready. navy. mil/. For more news from Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cni/.

NHP remodeling Family Medicine Clinic ...

Beginning April 27, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will begin remodeling the Family Medicine Clinic, but patient care will not be interrupted. Once complete, the new Family Medicine Clinic will have upgraded patient rooms with more privacy, larger clinic spaces and a more efficient layout that will improve patient experience with the Medical Home Port Teams. As part of this remodel, Blue Team will be temporarily located on the first deck of the outpatient clinic next to Immunizations. The phone number for Blue Team during this time will not change. Call 505-7120, option 1, to schedule an appointment or to speak with your team. You can also use RelayHealth to send a secure message to your team or schedule an appointment at www.tricareonline.com.

479th Flying Training Group trains first-generation combat systems officers By Sr.A Christopher Callaway 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

HURLBURT FIELD – The 479th Flying Training Group, stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola, was activated Oct. 2,

2009, and began a new training program May 5, 2010, that incorporated the legacy panel navigator, electronic warfare officer (EWO) and weapon systems officer (WSO) skill sets into the combat system officer (CSO) training program.

This was the first time in Air Force history that an undergraduate aviation program formally incorporated the fundamentals of electronic warfare into the flights and in the student syllabus. Instructors could now train CSOs while

airborne using current unclassified tactics, techniques and procedures. This training had previously been taught only in the T-25 simulator and without the students getting the chance to test their abilities in the aircraft.

“The execution of what we do here is a building block of chemistry between the students,” Lt. Col. Phillip S.R. Walker, commander, 451st Flying Training Squadron said. “It

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Reminder: Car service Uber is not authorized onboard NASP From staff reports

Bottom line up front: Ride sharing service Uber violates Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) taxi policy. There have been several incidents with Uber drivers recently, according to a recent e-mail from base security. Uber drivers will not be allowed onboard the base and will be issued a trespass warning if caught operating onboard NASP. Uber may be described as a ride-sharing service, but on its website declares that it is “not a transportation provider.”

NASP policy (instruction 5530.1) states “The single source coordinator shall coordinate with the (NASP) Security Department to facilitate the registration requests of one or more taxicab, limousine and shuttle companies to conduct business on an installation. “The registration shall ensure that each vehicle ... is licensed to operate as a transit, taxicab, limousine or shuttle service with Escambia County or City of Pensacola as required. Private vehicles operating as unlicensed taxicabs or vehicles for hire shall not be permitted to register under this instruction.”

Green Week, Earth Day at NEX ... A Chevy Volt was the center of attention at the Navy Exchange (NEX) Aviation Plaza April 21 when Charlie Driver, residential energy consultant for Gulf Power, was on hand to promote the alternative energy vehicle. During the NEX Green Week, an employee recycling contest was on display and Emerald Coast Utilities Authority spokesman Jim Roberts brought educational materials as well as a natural gas vehicle. Photo by Grace M. Gaultney For more, see page A4.

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NAS Pensacola CO Capt. Keith Hoskins to award Freedom Trophy to Talladega Superspeedway’s GEICO 500 Winner May 3 From http://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com

TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Freedom Trophy, Talladega Superspeedway’s newest tradition, will be presented to the winner of the GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race May 3, by Capt. Keith Hoskins, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Pensacola. A year ago, Talladega Superspeedway track officials announced the creation of the Freedom Trophy, which is awarded to each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner at NASCAR’s most competitive track by a member of one of our country’s five military branches. Talladega is known for its history, tradition, prestige and

honor – all of which come with winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Hoskins, who has accumulated more than

Capt. Keith Hoskins

3,400 flight hours as a pilot, has decorations that include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Air Medal (three awards with com-

bat “V”), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards with combat “V”), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and numerous unit commendations and awards. After being commissioned at the completion of Aviation Officer Candidate School in September 1989, he was designated a naval aviator in February 1992 in Kingsville, Texas. He has flown in combat missions, been an instructor pilot and was part of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron – the Blue Angels – for three seasons (1999-2001). He was responsible for writing, assessing and disseminating highlevel policy during U.S. StratCom’s restructuring in the midst of the global war on terrorism, and in

2007, he assumed the command tour of VFA15, leading his squadron in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was selected the 2010 honorary graduate of the United States Naval Academy and later served at the Naval Service Training Command as the national director of NROTC programs until taking command of NAS Pensacola. “We are extremely proud to continue the prestigious Freedom Trophy tradition here at Talladega Superspeedway,” said track chairman Grant Lynch. “There’s nothing we like more than showing support for our country’s troops who fight each and every day for our freedom so that we can put on NASCAR events here. They de-

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According to Prince, the goal is to demonstrate safety in a way that better engages the young military members. “Our students now learn in a more interactive manner. By getting here and using the motorcycle trainer, the fire trainer, and visiting the booths, they get hands-on experience,” Prince said. The annual event gives the newest military members an opportunity to see many of the support programs established to support them. “By bringing the safety issues out we can expose Sailors and Marines and their families to safety issues before they become a problem,” said Paul Maxwell, the education service facilitator for FFSC. “I’ve attended every year I’ve been at NAS Pensacola. Every year it gets better.” FFSC set up four booths for this event, addressing issues of suicide prevention and awareness, sexual assault prevention and response, new parent support and home visitation, and family advocacy. FFSC offers these programs year-round to serve military members and their families. Maxwell engaged participants at the suicide prevention and awareness booth. “It is an important event to be able to make service members aware of the possibilities of getting injured during the 100 days of summer. Accidents can happen,” said Maxwell. The Safety Office at NASC hosts the Safety Fest every year, inviting local businesses and organizations to join military related organizations in their effort to promote awareness of safety issues. NASC is an initial training site for enlisted and officer aviation training for the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and international partner nations. Learn more about Naval Aviation Schools Command visit http://www. netc. navy. mil/nascweb/. For more information on Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), visit www.navy.mil/local/cnet/ or via their facebook page at https://www. facebook. com/NavalEducationAndTrainingCommand.

is exciting to watch this community come together and it is exciting to watch these first-generation students being CSOs head to their first duty station and understand their execution is going to be paramount when they deploy down-range.” The CSO concept was first advanced in May 2002. Gen. John P. Jumper, then the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, tasked the Air Education and Training Command with reforming the way the navigator and electronic warfare training pipeline accomplished its mission. The new mission goal was to produce an aviator skilled in advanced navigation systems, electronic warfare, weapons employment and the ability to operate the complex systems so critical to the Air Force mission. “During each flight there are always instructor pilots and instructor CSOs,” Walker said. “With that group training the two undergraduate CSOs, we are developing the greatest generation of navigators, EWOs and WSOs the Air Force has ever seen.”

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins 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,

serve all the recognition in the world. We can’t wait to have Capt. Hoskins with us for the GEICO 500.” The Freedom Trophy has silver aluminum panels, complete with a design of each military branch service member and branch logo, showcased along with a star that is a waterjet cut in the center. Black stained wood makes up the trophy’s base, with circular discs at the bottom and top made of black acrylic, and includes the Talladega Superspeedway logo, the date of the race and the name of the base awarding the trophy. Talladega Superspeedway has always brought patriotic elements to the grand 2.66mile venue, showcasing some of the most recog-

nizable displays to celebrate troops in all of NASCAR. Talladega works closely with numerous military bases throughout the southeast to bring members of the military to the historic venue. In addition to recognizing the military through the Freedom Trophy, Talladega Superspeedway is offering special ticket prices for all members of the military and their families for its race weekends. For more information, visit www.talladega super speed way. com/ military. Onboard NAS Pensacola, military members and their families can get discounted tickets to the May 3 event by visiting the NASP ITT office. Call 452-6354 for details.

Members of the 479th Flying Training Group onboard one of NAS Pensacola’s T-1A Jayhawk aircraft. Air Force photo

Part of the evolution to the new CSO program was the incorporation of aircraft that had been used previously, but with modifications to enhance the training capabilities. AETC estimated it would take almost $29 million to modify the T-1A aircraft used in a different block of training that challenges the students to work in

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a larger crew environment. “While we may have older aircraft, new technology and knowledgeable instructors ensure our students are qualified to operate in the 21st-century Air Force and employ air power effectively,” said Maj. Brett Gibson, 451st Flight Training Squadron assistant director of operations. The modifications of the T-1A Jayhawk have allowed this plane to outlast the age of the students who use it for training. Second Lt. Matthew Stochelski, who recently graduated, is younger than the aircraft in which he trains on. “Flying in an older aircraft does not bother me in anyway,” Stochelski said. “If it has been around for a while, I know that it has been an effective and trustworthy platform. I trust the maintainers and know they would never send us up in a bad aircraft.” CSO training at NASP has come a long way in a very short time, but overall the program is well on its way to being one of the finest in the Air Force.

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U.S. Navy reservist: Proud to be supporting the future By Lt. Cmdr. Tom McAndrew Office of Naval Research, Reserve Component

Serving as a reservist at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has been one of the most rewarding tours I’ve spent in the Navy. I supported cutting-edge cyber and electronic warfare research; I was able to create solutions to meet the science and technology needs of my shipmates; and I got to use my skill set in ways I had never been able to do in the past. And I did it all while holding another job. That’s right: Over the past three years, I worked for ONR in the Reserve Component while working fulltime in the civilian sector. I didn’t know much about the Reserves when I was on active duty – and it turns out my perception of what reservists do was completely wrong. Here are the top four reasons why being an ONR reservist turned out to be one of the best jobs in the world. 1) You tackle the biggest science and technology challenges. Have you ever tried to use a laptop while holding a rifle? This is just one of the challenges facing Marines in cyber and electronic warfare at the tactical edge. Think about it this way: For most of us, sitting in a Star-

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Lt. Cmdr. Tom McAndrew demonstrates an unmanned ground vehicle in November 2014 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. During the centennial of the U.S. Navy Reserve, McAndrew recently became the first ONR Reservist to win a Federal 100 Award for his contributions to emergent technologies. U.S. Navy photo

bucks and connecting to Wi-Fi is a routine task. But things change drastically if you try to do the same thing in a hostile, or “tactical,” environment. There is an increasing need to operate cyber equipment in hostile areas, where Sailors or Marines may have to keep their hands on a weapon, they may have power/battery limitations, they may have bandwidth limitations – and sitting down may not be an option. At ONR, I provided support to more than a dozen research projects in tactical cyber/electronic warfare to address problems like this. We covered a wide range of projects – from

augmented reality glasses, to unmanned air and ground vehicles, to the construction of a state-ofthe-art tactical cyber range. We went from hearing of challenges in the fleet, to proposing approaches, to rolling out an experiment – one of which was a tactical cyber range at Bold Alligator 2014, a bi-annual training exercise held by the Marines. 2) You meet some amazing people. ONR funds oceanic research vessels to give scientists the opportunity to conduct at-sea experiments. Last year, two ships were christened: the research vessels Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride. Both were named for

pioneers who devoted their lives to the pursuit of science, technology and exploration. As a reservist, I had the privilege of playing a role in the time-honored new ship traditions of the Navy. More than 60 reservists provided support for the ceremony and distinguished guests – which included former astronauts, admirals, generals and civilian leaders. I was moved by the sincere gratitude expressed by members of the Armstrong and Ride families. One of the most gratifying experiences was when Armstrong’s son, Mark, gathered the reservists together to thank us for representing the Navy at the event. He went on to share the special place the Navy held in his father’s life (he was a naval aviator before becoming an astronaut) and to thank each of us who supported the christening. It’s not every day you get to meet the families of true American heroes and honor their sacrifices and accomplishments. 3) You really use your skills. One of the most interesting things about the Navy Reserves is seeing each reservist bring a unique set of skills and experiences to the Navy/Marine Corps team. Here’s one example: ONR had a mission need for a project in Japan. As someone who minored in Japanese in college (and

was an exchange student in Japan), I was uniquely positioned to provide support due to my familiarity with Japanese culture and my technological background. 4) You help build the future. As one of the nation’s premier research institutions, ONR must ensure future engineers and scientists can solve tomorrow’s challenges. At hundreds of science fairs nationwide, Navy Reservists are there to support. Sometimes we act as judges. I’ve been involved in two Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach programs, and there is nothing that gets me more excited about the future of this great nation than supporting the creativity and ingenuity of high school STEM programs. My story is just one of thousands – nearly 60,000 reservists support the Navy today, providing a variety of skills to support the mission. If you have a technological skill or interest, or unique work or life experiences, chances are you would be a great asset. I’m proud of my Navy Reserve service. It helped me grow as an officer and person, all while I made important contributions to the nation and Navy. Is that an invitation to consider the Reserves? You bet.

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Earth Day events onboard NASP Pensacola

Marine Sgt. Matt Hoadley, his wife, Micah, and son, Miles, admire a recycling display. Made by NEX employees, the display featured items all made from old NEX circulars. Photo by Janet Thomas (Left) NAS Pensacola Marines examine an Emerald Coast Utlities Authority (ECUA) natural gas vehicle at Navy Exchange (NEX) Aviation Plaza April 20.

Emerald Coast Utlities Authority (ECUA) Recycling Coordinator Amanda Handrahan, right, explains how the ECUA Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) program works to Cheryl Playney. ECUA had a natural gas vehicle and other displays at Navy Exchange (NEX) Aviation Plaza April 20. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Navy delivers ‘A Sustainable Future’ on Earth Day From Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNS) – Navy commands are participating in events and activities that celebrate Earth Day throughout the month of April. The Navy’s 2015 theme for Earth Day, “A Sustainable Future Begins with You,” underscores the ripple effect of each individual's actions that benefit the environment and help ensure a viable planet for generations to come. The theme was announced via naval message March 16. “I encourage each of you to take action

to protect and preserve,” said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in the message. “As you have done on previous Earth Days, participate in a recycling program, or a beach or neighborhood cleanup. Maintain and enhance your efforts to reduce waste and use energy wisely. Whatever action you take, remember that local efforts like yours help us to ensure we have the resources we need to continue our global mission into the future.” Participating naval commands are finding fun and unique ways to observe Earth Day and engage local communities, including hosting tree plantings, dumpster dives, shore and base cleanups, recycling


demonstrations and other environmentally focused exhibits and activities. Observances are occurring throughout the U.S. and in areas as diverse as Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti; NSA Naples, Italy and U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa in Japan. “The Navy does our part to protect natural ecosystems year-round as we perform our global mission, and we continue to be a world leader in funding marine mammal research,” said Rear Adm. Kevin Slates, director of the Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division (OpNav N45). “Becoming more energy efficient at sea

and ashore helps us perform our mission more effectively, but it also makes our activities more sustainable. Earth Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate those successes and inform others about what we're doing.” This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Former U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin founded Earth Day in 1970 to promote community engagement and practices of environmental stewardship around the world. For more information and resources regarding the Navy’s Earth Day activities, visit http://greenfleet.dodlive.mil/environment/earth-day.

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NavSup FLC Jacksonville welcomes USS Independence to NAS Pensacola By Lt. Cmdr. Jared Sweetser NAVSUP FLC Jacksonville, Operations Officer


aval Supply Systems Command (NavSup) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville enters a new realm of supply support with the arrival of the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. USS Independence is the tri-hull variant of the littoral combat ship (LCS). The ship will be conducting an extensive Mine Countermeasure Mission Module (MCM MP) Initial Operation Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the next several months off the shores of Pensacola and Panama City. The MCM MP IOT&E is a major milestone in the LCS program, and NavSup FLC Jacksonville is proactively engaged to provide pierside and deployment support for emergent logistics requirements. Designed to be a minimally manned operation, the LCS shipboard supply department has to rely heavily on both distance and pierside support. The LCS Logistics Support Team (LST) San Diego provides requisitioning, financial and administrative support, while NavSup FLC Jacksonville Detachment (Det) Pensacola is providing for needs in the immediate area of operation. Due to the infrastructural difference

between a naval air station and a naval station, innovative solutions have been and continue to be created by FLCJ Pensacola to bridge gaps for the unique support needs of a ship. A primary function of NavSup FLC Det. Pensacola is to ensure high priority parts make it to the Independence as quickly as possible. CASREPs are airlifted via helicopter, a 2 1/2-hour trip from Pensacola and when in port, parts and mail are delivered by the NavSup FLC Det. Pensacola team on-site. “Whether it is last tactical mile logistics support, assisting with ship’s periodic inventories, DLR retrograde processing to ATAC node NAS Jacksonville, or picking up items from out of town, the entire FLCJ Pensacola team stands at the ready to ensure mission success,” said Lt. Scott Vanarsdel, NavSup FLC Jacksonville deployment support officer.

From NEXCOM Public Affairs

Navy Lodge perfect for families on PSC orders

As the official government lodging for all permanent change of station (PCS) moves, Navy Lodges provide military guests value with room rates at an average of 45 percent below comparable civilian hotels. In addition to free breakfast and Wi-Fi, Navy Lodge guests will find oversized rooms and family suites with living and dining area, fully equipped

USS Independence (LCS 2) exits Pensacola Pass to the Gulf of Mexico on a recent equipment trial. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Supporting the USS Independence deployment provides first-hand exposure to the “LCS Logistics Concept of Support.” Through this exposure, NavSup FLC Jacksonville can use lessons learned to better prepare for the arrival of the Freedom-class variant LCSs, scheduled to be homeported at Naval Station Mayport beginning in 2016. NavSup Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville, one of eight fleet logistics centers under NavSup Global Logistics Support (GLS), provides operational logistics, business and support services to fleet, shore and industrial commands of the Navy, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command and other Joint and Allied Forces. Services include contracting, regional

kitchen, premium TV channels, soft and firm pillows, guest laundry facilities as well as handicapped accessible rooms. As an added convenience, dogs and cats up to 50 pounds in weight can stay at many Navy Lodges when traveling with their owners. Authorized Navy Lodge guests on PCS orders can take advantage of a scratch-off card offering a 10, 15 or 25 percent discount or a free stay up to 20 nights. The discount is valid at all Navy

transportation, fuel, material management, household goods movement support, postal and consolidated mail, warehousing, global logistics and husbanding, hazardous material management and integrated logistics support. NavSup GLS is comprised of more than 6,600 military and civilian logistics professionals operating from 110 locations worldwide providing an extensive array of integrated global logistics and contracting services to Navy, Marine Corps, joint operational units and allied forces across all warfare enterprises. For more news from Naval Supply Systems Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ navsup.

Lodges in the continental United States until Feb. 29, 2016. Guests may use only one discount per stay. Guests can pick up their scratchoff card on base at PSD, the housing office, household goods, the personal property office or NEX Customer Service desk. Scratch-off cards can also be sent to a guest by calling the Navy Lodge Reservation Center at (800) 6289466. For reservations, call (800) 628-9466 or go on line at www.navy-lodge.com or www.dod lodging. com.



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Safety fair coming to NASWF April 28

McGruff the Crime Dog was on hand for a previous Safety Fair at Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Whiting Pines housing complex. The next safety fair will be held April 28. U.S. Navy file photo. By Ens. Margaret Gresham NASWF Public Affairs

Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) welcomes all patrons from the base and surrounding area to attend the biannual NASWF Safety Fair April 28 at Whiting Pines from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Vendors from all over Santa Rosa County will be presenting information and resources to educate patrons and help prepare them for any incident that may occur. The Safety Fair at Whiting Pines will give military members

and their families the tools they need to access key safety information. It will give them the opportunity to speak with first responders one on one and gain valuable tips and tools. Helping agencies from around the base such as Branch Medical, Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast, SAPR, Fleet and Family, Support Center, security and MWR will all be present sharing their resources. In addition, there will be many off-base agencies hosting booths; City of Milton and Skyline Fire Department, Santa Rosa Medical Center, 4-H, Rape Crisis Center,

Favor House, Vet Center, American Red Cross and Department of Children and Families. “We brought this event back last year after four or five years inactivity. We are excited to present natural disaster, health, water safety, and much more valuable information,” Jeannine Decuir, chief counselor at Fleet and Family, said. “People can never be too prepared; this event will help them make community connections and put names to faces so they can reach out to agencies when they’re in need.” Hurricanes, sweltering heat, dangerous water sports and house fires are all major concerns for the upcoming summer months. While these all present very real safety hazards, there are also a multitude of less exciting activities and concerns that pose a risk. With Memorial Day approaching, so does the start of the “101 Critical Days of Summer,” the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the Department of Defense warns of an increase in off-duty injuries and fatalities. In fiscal year 2014, the Navy lost 13 Sailors and 9 Marines in off-duty recreational accidents. Motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents were the most prevalent danger, however activities such as kayaking, ATV accidents and private aircraft mishaps also claimed lives. If more military members had information about safe recreational practices,

maybe the losses sustained in FY14 would have been lower. Navywide, April represents child abuse awareness and sexual assault awareness, and it is also Month of the Military Child. Representing agencies will be attending the fair and passing information about what can be done for these causes. If parents are worried about their children getting bored while they are busy gathering information, not to

worry. The fire department will be putting on a puppet show, chips and drinks will be provided at no cost to families and, best of all, the children can enjoy a bounce house. For more more information, contact Jeannine Decuir with the Fleet and Family Support Center. She can be reached at (850) 6237177 (DSN: 868-7177) or by email at Jeannine.decuir @navy.mil.

Blue Wahoos to bring baseball camp to military children By Jay Cope NASWF Public Affairs

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos will be showcasing their support for area service members with a baseball camp for military families May 9 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF). The two-hour camp will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the installation’s ball fields, and will feature a series of activity stations like stretching, running, hitting, pitching, fielding and fundamental exercises. The goal is to help the children enhance a few baseball skills while

enjoying some time with professional athletes. The players will also hold an autograph session after the skills’ stations are finished. Every child that attends will receive a Blue Wahoos’ souvenir.

May is an ideal time to hold the camp as it coincides with Military Appreciation Month, which is a primary motivation for the team to host such events. “Pensacola and its surrounding communities are completely immersed by the military,” said team president Jonathan Griffith. “It is important to us as members of this community to improve the quality of life for our area military members. We are very excited to hold a training camp for the families at Whiting Field with professional baseball players.” The camp is targeted for children

ages 6 to 14 and participants must be family members of active duty military, reserve military, retirees, DoD civilian employees or contractors. Families interested in bringing their children to the event should call the NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Office at (850) 6656122 to register. “We are very much looking forward to hosting the Blue Wahoos here at NAS Whiting Field and giving our family members the opportunity to interact with and learn from such an incredible team,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Todd Bahlau stated.

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‘G.I. Jukebox’ taking the stage at PLT Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) Mainstage Productions will present Rick Lewis’ “G.I. Jukebox” April 23-26 at the PLT theater located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St. “G.I. Jukebox” is a 1940s musical review. Ticket prices range between $14 and $30 with the Thursday performance being half price. For more information, call 432-2042 or go to Pensacola LittleTheatre.com.

Suicide intervention training available An Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 28-29 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Participation in the full two days is required. To register provide CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford or a chapel staff member with the member’s rank, name, contact information and supervisor’s name. For more information, contact Tony Bradford, NASP CREDO facilitator, at 452-2341, ext. 5, or by e-mail at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Sunset Run scheduled for May 9

The 32nd annual St. John School Sunset Run is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. May 9. The certified USATF 5K course runs through the Navy Point community along the shoreline of Bayou Grande, with the start and finish at St. John School, 325 South Navy Blvd. The course is classified as fast and flat. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a moisture wick race shirt. Post-race festivities of music, food, beverages and awards will follow the one-mile fun run. Registration information is available at www.active.com (event listing: “Pensacola Sunset Run”), www.stjohnpensacola.com. For more information, call 456-5218.

LSU group serving up Crawfish Boil

The Panhandle Bayou Bengals, LSU Alumni Chapter-Pensacola, will present its annual Crawfish Boil from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze. Crawfish will be served at 2:30 p.m. Menu will include Cajun boiled crawfish, corn, potatoes, sausage and hot dogs. Raffles, auctions, LSU merchandise sales, Cajun and Zydeco music will round out the day’s activities. Cost is $40 for non members and at the door. All net proceeds are used to fund a scholarship endowment fund. For more information, contact John Spurny at 733-9583 or by e-mail at lsupanhandle@ hotmail.com or Larry Scheetz at (251) 978-0279 or by e-mail at lscheetz@shhpens.org.

Celebration planned in Brownsville

The Escambia County Community Redevelopment Agency has scheduled the second annual Celebrating Brownsville Festival for noon to 4 p.m. April 25 at 3300 Mobile Highway. The festival will feature local art, vendors and live entertainment. Free children’s activities and food will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of rain, the event will move to Brownsville Community Center, 3100 West Desoto St. The festival also will feature the “For the Love of Brownsville” Juried Art Exhibition. Select artwork will become part of the ongoing Celebrating Brownsville Urban Art Mural Project. For more information, call 595-3217.

Mental health symposium scheduled

Greater Little Rock Baptist Church is presenting a mental health symposium, “It’s Time ... Let’s Talk” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 25. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, founder of the Lorio Psych Group, in Atlanta, Ga. Other groups participating include NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Lakeview Center, Faith and Hope Christian Based Counseling, the Center for Clergy Care and the Education & Child and Family Development Center. Admission is free. Register online at www.glrockbc.org or via e-mail at ced@glrockbc.org. For more information, call 433-4787, ext. 100.

Moms, daughters can share special day

To celebrate Mother’s Day weekend, Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola is inviting mothers and daughters (ages 9 to 12) to a free day of wellness, pampering and fun from 10 a.m. to noon May 9 in the Greenhut Auditorium at Sacred Heart Hospital, 5151 North Ninth Ave. The Mother-Daughter Wellness Day will offer free glucose and cholesterol screenings, as well as pampering stations. Educational seminars will feature pediatrician Dr. Heidi Barker on “Navigating Puberty” and OB/GYN Dr. Lindsey McAlpin on “HPV Vaccination and Education.”

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Ceremony planned at Johnson Beach The Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is presenting the annual Rosamond Johnson Beach Day. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. May 2 under the Star Pavilion on Johnson Beach, which is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The ceremony will honor the life of Army Pvt. Rosamond Johnson Jr. Scheduled speakers include R.W. Jenkins, acting superintendent for the Gulf Islands National Seashore; the Rev. Lawrence Powell of C.O.R.E. Ministries, a retired Army major and president of Civitan Pensacola; and members of Johnson’s family. A choir will perform, and the ceremony will conclude with a motorcycle flag parade by the Patriot Guard Riders and the American Legion Riders. After enlisting in the Army at only 15, Johnson died in combat at age 17. He rescued two injured Soldiers and brought them to safety before he was fatally wounded while returning for a third comrade. He was the first Escambia County resident to die in the Korean War. Johnson posthumously received the Purple Heart in 1950. During the time of Johnson’s death, Pensacola beaches were racially segregated. After the Korean conflict, the area was renamed to honor the fallen hero. The area became part of Gulf Islands National Seashore May 8, 1973. Guests should use the front entrance off Ninth Avenue. Continental breakfast will be provided. Space is limited, and reservations are required. For registration or more information, call 416-1600.

Summer camps offered for Navy teens

Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Navy Teen Summer Camp Scholarship Program (SCSP). CNIC will fund all-expenses paid summer camp opportunities for Navy teens worldwide. Funding supports commercial airfare, ground transportation, camp registration, camp lodging, miscellaneous insurances, on-site meals and equipment needs. The program is intended to improve Navy teens’ sense of a “Navy teen community” and to provide opportunities and exposure to varying education and recreational activities that could lead to possible career paths or future leisure activities. The featured camps for 2015 are: Sail Annapolis, July 10-22; OAC Euro Camp, July 13-27; Passport to Europe, June 21 to July 4; Explore Japan, July 14-27; Scuba Dive Florida, July 12-25 July; and Hike Hawaii, July 12-26. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. May 3. For additional information on eligibility requirements, camp details go to www.cnic-n9portal.com/elibrary/index.cfm/document-library/?documentlibraryaction=view&id=819.

You can join Coast Guard Auxiliary

For more than 75 years, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has offered citizens an opportunity to gain education and training while assisting the U.S. Coast Guard. Auxiliarists may choose among a number of programs, such as: boating safety, public education, public affairs, Interpreter Corps, communications, Marine Environmental Programs (MEP), operations and U.S. Coast Guard support to name a few. Following training, auxiliarist may assist at a station or sector in a number of ways. Members also develop and share new skills with the community as well as other members. Anyone interested in joining the Milton Flotilla is welcome to attend a meeting at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the City of Milton Fire Station, 5321 Stewart St. For more information, go to www.cgaux.org or www.flotilla18.com.

CREDO enrichment retreats planned

Three retreats are being offered in Pensacola by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast: • June 26-28: Personal Resiliency Retreat is designed to foster personal growth and empower a better state of positive self-regard using proven resiliency skills. • July 24-26: Family Enrichment Retreat is designed to help military families increase positive functioning by strengthening individual and family resiliency. Your family will learn family wellnesslife skills through interactive exercises, creative activities and group discussion. • Aug. 21-23: Marriage Enrichment 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. All of the retreats start at 7 p.m. Friday and end around noon Sunday at Hampton Inn Pensacola Airport, 2187 Airport Blvd. The retreats are free. All lodging and meal expenses are paid. Transportation is not provided. To register, contact NAS Pensacola Chapel at 452-2341, ext. 5, or e-mail tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.

Classes scheduled for military spouses

A Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) for Spouses training class is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 25 in the Commanding Officer’s Conference Room at MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450. Classes are free and all military spouses are welcome. Other L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses classes are scheduled for June 27 and Aug. 29. L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses training provides an overview of the Marine Corps structure, services and benefits. Participants also get to meet other spouses, participate in activities and learn about resources available. The training also includes an introduction to what the local area has to offer. Preregistration is required. To register, contact Lisa Duvall, MCFTB trainer, by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or by e-mail at lisa.duvall@usmc.mil.

Basketball camp part of city program

The 36th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp presented by the City of Pensacola as part of the Play Pensacola Specialty Camp Program will conduct three adult supervised summer sessions for boys and girls ages 7 to 13 at Malcolm Yonge Community Center. Brochures and additional information can be obtained regarding the June 8-12, June 22-26 and July 20-24 sessions by stopping by the Cobb, Fricker, Gull Point or Woodlands Heights centers during business hours. For more information contact Chip Boes at 968-9299 or by e-mail at chipboes@gmail.com.

Modelfest coming to UWF May 16

The Pensacola chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society has scheduled the 2015 Blue Angel Modelfest for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 at the University of West Florida Conference Center. The contest and exhibition features scale models and miniature figures in 50 categories, including model aircraft, autos, military vehicles, ships, spacecraft, science fiction, historic and fantasy miniatures and gaming pieces. There are multiple categories for youth, as well as a model-building workshop for children. Seminars and living history displays are also planned. Entry fees for contestants are $20 for adults, and $10 for youth ages 17 and younger. The public is welcome. General admission is $5 per person; and free for children younger than 12. For more information, contact Kim Sheldon, Modelfest coordinator, at 479-2629, e-mail: ksheldon@bellsouth.net or go to www.pensacolamodeleersipms.com.

USS Lexington reunion announced

The annual reunion for the USS Lexington (CV16) is scheduled for Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Baton Rouge, La. All past ship’s company, air wings, Marines and their families are welcome. For more information, go to usslexington cv16.com or contact Bob Dimonte by e-mail at bobdimo@cox.net.

Gardens opens for tours May 30-31

The Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs has scheduled its annual Secret Gardens of the Emerald Coast Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30 and noon to 4 p.m. May 31. The tour will feature eight private gardens in and around the east area of Pensacola. The self-guided walking tour will take place rain or shine. You may start at any garden on the tour, and gardens may be visited in any order. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 at Pensacola Garden Center, 1850 North Ninth Ave., beginning May 1. Tickets also may be purchased at each garden on the days of the tour. Admission is free for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 432-6095 or e-mail secretgardentour@pensacolagardencenter.com.

Chorus production celebrates 25 years

The Pensacola Children’s Chorus will celebrate its 25th season as it presents the annual “Showtime” production at 7:30 p.m. May 8 and May 9 and 2:30 p.m. May10 at Pensacola Saenger Theatre. The 280 member chorus will perform a variety of music including a medley of memorable moments from the last 25 years. Tickets are on sale at Saenger Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Prices are: $42, $36 and $26. For more information, call 434-7760 or go to www.pensacolachildrenschorus.com.

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April 24, 2015

Naval Hospital Pensacola names Sailors of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Experts: Males also are victims of sexual assault By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity

TYSON’S CORNER, Va. – Experts urged Army leaders to reach out to male victims of sexual assault, noting people should not view sexual violence as a crime perpetrated exclusively against women. Jim Hopper, a psychologist and researcher, and Russell Strand, a retired Criminal Investigative Service special agent, spoke about an aspect of sexual violence not often discussed: sexual assaults on men. Hopper and Strand spoke at the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program Summit held recently in Tyson’s Corner. The number of males sexually assaulted in the military is sobering, the experts said. “(About) 10,800 men are sexually assaulted every year in the military,” Strand said. “(Roughly) 8,000 women are assaulted.” Few military males report being victims of sexual assault, he said. Only 1,134 men reported attacks – roughly 13 percent of those attacked. With women, 39 percent reported attacks. Reluctance in reporting assaults: So about 87 percent of men attacked are not reporting it and “these are real men in real pain,” Hopper said. The pain is compounded by shame. Being sexually assaulted brings additional feelings of shame to a man because it works against the ideal of what it means to be a man,

(Above) “Speak About It,” a painting by Jillian Stewart of New Cumberland, Penn. Stewart created the painting with the hope it would be an ice-breaker and help open conversations for military survivors of sexual assault. Photo courtesy of Anne Ballensinger

he said. And it brings fear. “There’s fear of those memories, there’s fear of being violated, there’s fear that someone might

know what happened to them,” Hopper said. Men who have been sexually assaulted believe they are not worthy of

respect, Strand said. The men who are assaulted are overwhelmingly heterosexual and so are their assailants, the officials said. “Most people who sexually assault adult men are heterosexuals,” Hopper said. “And those same heterosexual men who are assaulting men are often the same men assaulting women.” Fear of being ostracized: Many males won’t get help, he said, because they feel they won’t be believed, understood or supported. “Part of that is they know most people don’t expect men to be assaulted, that this can’t really happen to ‘a real man,’ ” Hopper said. They are also afraid of their friends or teammates finding out what happened to them, he said. They believe they will be looked at as less than a man, that they will be ostracized and shunned. And, many victims see the assault as the death-knell to their careers. The military services need to begin reaching out to male victims of sexual assault, the experts said. A safe, anonymous helpline could be the beginning for getting many of these men the help they need, they added. The services also need to market programs aimed at commanders, health care professionals, police investigators and prosecutors, informing them of the problem and assets available to help their service members, the experts said. (Follow Jim Garamone on Twitter: @garamoneDoDNews)

NASP ‘Denim Day’ April 29 for SAAPM awareness From FFSC SAPR

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) ... FFSC’s Kristy Malone is ready to hand out information at NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center (Bldg. 625). Stop by today for a variety of SAAPM materials, including programs and reporting options. FFSC photo

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International Denim Day is April 29. In Italy in 1992, an 18-yearold girl was sexually assaulted by her 45-year-old driving instructor during her first lesson. She told her parents about the assault, and with their support she filed charges against the perpetrator. He was arrested and prosecuted, leading to a conviction of rape. He was sentenced to 34 months in prison. The perpetrator appealed his sentence and the case went to the Italian Supreme Court. Within a matter of days, the

conviction against the driving instructor was overturned, the case was dismissed, and the perpetrator was released. In a statement by the chief judge, he explained the decision by saying, “Because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she would have had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” The following day, female legislators of the Italian Parliament protested the ruling by wearing jeans to work. This call to action started International

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Denim Day, when people across the world show their support for victims of sexual assault and protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault by wearing denim. On April 29, NAS Pensacola will join other installations in recognizing Denim Day by encouraging civilian personnel (who are able to do so) to wear denim to work. Denim Day stickers will also be distributed by the Fleet and Family Support Center. For more information, visit http://denimdayinfo.org

Jokes & Groaners Awful gardening jokes Junk vegetables: The elementary school cook prided herself on the healthy meals she provided with lots of vegetables and fruits. When the power failed one day, the cook couldn’t serve a hot meal in the cafeteria, so at the last minute she whipped up great stacks of peanut-butterand-jelly sandwiches. As one little boy filled his plate, he said, “It’s about time. At last – a home-cooked meal.” Q: What do you call a country where the people drive only pink cars? A: A pink carnation. Q: What do you get if you cross a four-leaf clover with poison ivy? A: A rash of good luck. Q: Everyone knows how the Green Giant dresses when he works in the field. But when he goes to a corporate board meeting, what does he usually wear? A: A three peas suit.




April 24, 2015

Center for Information Dominance announces CoY By Thom Seith CID PAO


he Center for Information Dominance (CID) in Pensacola announced April 16 its selection of the senior and mid-grade Civilians of the Year (CoY) for 2014. Selected as the senior CoY was James Carragher, information technology (IT) training assistant program manager assigned to CID headquarters. The mid-grade CoY is Robert Williams, supervisor of training technicians for student management assigned to CID Unit Corry Station (CIDUCS). “I am truly humbled by this selection,” said Carragher. “It is an honor to be selected as CoY. The leadership and mentorship at CID is truly empowering – and that makes all the difference in this job.” Carragher is charged with validating CID’s IT training mission requirements as well as assessing program risks, impacts and mitigation strategies for 103 IT courses with a student throughput delivering 8,000 graduates annually. According to Carragher, many key factors resulted in his selection as CoY for the CID domain. “My lovely bride of 33 years – Mayumi Carragher – inspires me daily to be a better person,” he said. “I must also

highlight the unparalleled teamwork of the CID domain staff as part of my success. In each and every task, the professionals within the extended CID organization provided proactive support and were integral to the successful implementation of a myriad of training transitions, training capability updates, and new training projects that I participated in this past year.” As the mid-grade CoY, Williams said this award gives him significant satisfaction because it represents a team effort. “Without working as a team, this recognition would never have happened,” said Williams. “This is an enormous honor and I am very appreciative that our leadership has recognized me and my team for all of the hard work and dedication to duty that we have performed on a day-today basis.” Commanding Officer of CID, Capt. Maureen Fox, noted that both Carragher and Williams demonstrated high performance standards, selfless contributions and inspirational leadership, making their selec-

tion easy for the selection committee. “Both of these CoYs have consistently shown unwavering professionalism, demonstrated insight and enhanced process improvements during 2014,” said Fox. “They have positively influenced the progress, implementation and execution of CID’s cyber training mission.” CID, based at NAS Pensacola Corry Station, is the Navy’s learning center that

leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint forces training in information operations, information warfare, information technology, cryptology and intelligence. With nearly 1,300 military, civilian and contract staff members, CID oversees the development and administration of 226 courses at four commands, two detachments and 12 learning sites throughout the United States and Japan. CID provides training for approxi-

mately 24,000 members of the U.S. armed services and allied forces each year. For more news and information from Center for Information Dominance, visit www. navy.mil/ or https://www. facebook. com/pages/Center-forInformation- Dominance/ or https://twitter. com/ Center InfoDom. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/cnet.

NHPʼs SoQs ... Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) has named its Enterprise Sailors of Quarter for second Quarter Fiscal Year 2015. HN Branden Beasley, Enterprise Bluejacket of the Quarter, Directorate Medical Services; HM3 Michael Bryson, Enterprise Junior Sailor of the Quarter, NBHC NATTC; and HM1 Ophael Myrtil, Senior Sailor of the Quarter, Directorate Clinical Support Services, were presented their awards April 10 at a luncheon at the Mustin Club aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. On hand to present the awards from the hospital were Capt. Maureen Padden, NHP commanding officer, and HMCS(FMF) James Helt, senior enlisted leader, Directorate Branch Clinics. Photo by Jason Bortz

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April 24, 2015


Concert part of events to mark Navy Reserve centennial By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Everyone in the Pensacola area will have an opportunity to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Navy Reserve with a double-header May 8. Two events – the opening of a museum exhibit and a free concert before the Blue Wahoos game – are being presented by the Naval Operation Support Center (NOSC) Pensacola. The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the “100 Years of Naval Reserve Aviation” is scheduled for noon May 8 in the foyer at the

National Naval Aviation Museum. A brief reception will follow in the Cubi Bar Café. The opening of the exhibit also will signal the end of the 2015 Naval Aviation Symposium. The other event on the schedule is a free concert at 3:30 p.m. May 8 at the Community Maritime Park, 301 West Main St. to recognize returning warriors and local reserve employers. The event will feature a performance by the Four Star Edition of U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Band, a sixmember group that performs pop, rock and country

hits, as well as classic rock and patriotic songs. And you also might want to stick around for the annual Military Appreciation Day at the Blue Wahoos game, which is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. May 8. Established March 3, 1915, the Federal Navy Reserve was reorganized in 1916 and designated as the U.S. Naval Reserve Force. Navy Reserve Sailors have been deployed to and been a part of every conflict since World War I, working alongside active duty personnel to secure the Navy’s mission and protect the nation’s freedom.

Today, at least 20,000 Navy Reserve Sailors, or about one-third of the Navy’s Reserve Component, are providing fully integrated global operational support to the fleet and combatant commanders. For information on the history of the Navy Reserve and the centennial celebration, go to www.navyreserve centennial.com. For information about local events, go to https://www.facebook.com/ NavyReserveCentennial Pensacola; e-mail contacts are dgraham@pensacola The Four Star Edition of the U.S. Navy chamber.com or dc1swayne Fleet Forces Band will give a free concert May 8 at Community Maritime Park. lane@gmail.com.





April 24, 2015

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"The Year of Victory: 1945," a new temporary exhibit at the National Naval Aviation Museum, commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

New reasons to visit museum Story, photo from National Naval Aviation Museum

Visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum can check out a couple of recent additions – an exhibit to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and two new IMAX movies. • “Year of Victory: 1945” tells the story of the final year of World War II. “Seven decades after it ended, World War II remains a period in history that is of great interest to our visitors,” said museum historian Hill Goodspeed. “The fact that it was fought on such a grand scale means that most everyone has some connection to it.”

The exhibit, which opened April 6, is located in the entrance to the museum’s Emil Buehler Naval Aviation Library. An online companion to the exhibit can be viewed at: www.navalaviationmuseum.org /history-up-close/victory-year1945/. • The museum’s IMAX theatre is featuring two new films. Actor and pilot Harrison Ford narrates the National Geographic Studios feature, “Living in the Age of Airplanes.” The film takes audiences on a journey to 95 locations in 18 countries spanning all seven continents. It highlights rapid advancements that have lead to a world in which 100,000 flights take off and land every day.

The second feature film, “Journey to Space,” explores the next steps for human space exploration. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart (Capt. JeanLuc Picard in “Star Trek: The Next Generation”), the film takes audiences on a behindthe-scenes tour of the international effort to send astronauts to Mars within the next 20 years. • The 2015 Naval Aviation Symposium is scheduled for May 6-8. Activities will include presentations and panel discussions, a golf tournament, luncheon, and a closing reception and banquet. For more information, go to www.navalaviationmuseum. org.

At the movies FRIDAY

“The Divergent Series: Insurgent” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Gunman,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Home” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Get Hard,” R, 8 p.m.


“Home” (3D), PG, noon; “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Cinderella,” PG, 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. (birthday party); “Home” (2D), PG, 6 p.m.; “Get Hard,” R, 8:30 p.m.


“Home” (3D), PG, noon; “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” (3D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Get Hard,” R, 5 p.m.; “The Gunman,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Cinderella,” PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Home” (2D), PG, 3 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Unfinished Business,” R, 8 p.m.


“Home” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Get Hard,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Run All Night,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Home” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Gunman,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Cinderella,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“Home” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Chappie,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Run All Night,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Home” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “The Gunman,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Get Hard,” R, 7:30 p.m.

COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com

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. • Movies on the Lawn: Watch “Big Hero 6” (rated PG) April 25 in front of Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. Free popcorn. Bring coolers, snacks, chairs and blankets. The summer series will be presented at dusk on the second Family Luau: 5 and fourth Saturday p.m. May 8 at of each month NASP Corry Stathrough August. For tion Recreation more information, call Center lawn. Activi452-3806, ext. 3140. ties at 5 p.m. Food • Learn to sail: and beverages You only have to take available for purone Saturday class chase at 6 p.m. Ento be certified to rent tertainment at 7 sailboats at the p.m. Limbo, fire Bayou Grande Ma- dancers, live music. rina. Intermediate Prizes for best attire. class is 10 a.m. to 3 Hawaiian p.m. April 25. Cost is Open to active duty $40. For information, and their families. call 453-4152. • Homeschool workshop: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 30, NASP Youth Center, 690 Moffet Road, Bldg. 3690. For more information, call NASP School Liaison Officer Carissa Bergosh at 293-0322 or NASWF School Liaison Officer Chris Hendrix at 324-1154. • Month of the Military Child: MWR is presenting several events and specials in support of military children. For more information, go to www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Hangout Music Fest: Get a military discount and save $40 on tickets for the Hangout Music Fest, which is scheduled for May 15-17 in Gulf Shores, Ala. For more information, contact the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at 452-6354. • Navy-Armed Forces Kidsʼ Run 2015: 3:30 p.m. May 6 at NAS Pensacola running track. No entry fee. Three age groups, walk or run. Open to authorized active-duty and DoD dependents. Register on site at 3 p.m. May 6 or go to www.americankidsrun.org. For more information, call 452-2296. • Child care orientation training: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 18-22. Earn income by becoming certified to provide child care services in your home as a provider for the Child Development Home (CDH) Care Program. For information, call 572-5026 or 281-5368. • Aquatics Summer Camps and Swimming Lessons: It is time to start thinking about summer camps and swimming lessons. For more information, contact the MWR Aquatics department at 452-9429. • Summer reading Rrogram: “Read to the Rhythm,” June 16 to Aug. 6 at the NASP Library, Bldg. 634. Reading, singing, dancing and crafts. Sessions are 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for ages 3 to 6 and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for ages 7 and older. For more information, or to register, call 452-4362.

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 http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.

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SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, 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.

Worship schedule 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.



Fleet and Family Support Center • 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 • Bʼnai 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 pensacola.org. 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: • 2015 Teen Job Fair: 9 a.m. to noon May 2 and May 16, Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. To be considered for positions offered by the MWR Teen Summer Program, applicants must be: 15 to 18 year old dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD or contract employees; be enrolled in high school at time of application; attend one of the 2015 Teen Job fairs to obtain

and application; and submit application with three signed letters of recommendations to NAF Personnel Office, Bldg. 3249 by May 18. For more information on the program, call 452-5405 or 452-4681. • Mommy and Me Tea: 10 a.m. to noon May 7 at Lighthouse Terrace Community Center, 1 Price Ave. The event is being presented by the New Parent Support Group and Balfour Beatty Communities. For more information or to make reservations, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • Brownsville Uniting The Community: The event will start at noon April 25 and end at 4 p.m., however, volunteers will be needed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Organizers need 30 Navy volunteers who are willing to assist. Meals for volunteers will be provided. • Hangout Music Fest: Honor Our Marines has coordinated an opportunity for military service members, veterans, friends and family members: Sign up for two, 10-hour shifts and earn a three-day pass to the festival. Volunteers needed for pre-festival days (May 4 to

May 13), during the festival (May 4-17) and for post-festival teardown (May 17-21). Shifts are flexibile. • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly citizens throughout Escambia County. Flexible schedules. For information, call 432-1475 or e-mail bmcleroy@coawfla.org. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532 or e-mail SH2 Patricia Cooper at patricia.cooper@Navy.mil.



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