Fleet and Family Support Center Open House ... April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and Month of the Military Child. In observation of these occasions, NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) will host a Children’s Services Open House at the FFSC building today, April 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event will spotlight all the services that FFSC and base community partners have available for military children and families. Registration is not necessary to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged. Non-DoD cardholders must request base access in advance. Contact Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for more information on requesting base access, or call FFSC at 452-5990 with questions.
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Race at NASP educates Sailors about sexual assault By Ens. Courtney Avon NASP Public Affairs
About 2,500 Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) students participated in the fourth annual “Amazing SAPR (Sexual Assault Prevention Response) Race” April 21 onboard NAS Pensacola. The race was sponsored by NATTC and NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). The event was a 5K run, walk, skip, and/or jog, designed as an informational event – a proactive effort to instruct participating students about sexual assault resources, the role of alcohol in sexual assault, bystander intervention and supporting victims of sexual assault. “The positive impact of this event will be felt for years to come, because the information provided to the participants will encourage them to speak up and intervene when a situation occurs and it will remind them that sexual assault is a crime that will
not be tolerated within our ranks,” said ABH1(AW/SW) Lois A. Bourne, a SAPR victim advocate (VA) and air training department instructor who organized the event. The course included four booths that teams had to stop at and receive training. Volunteers from each booth asked participants a series of questions pertaining to the SAPR program. Topics included the role of alcohol in sexual assault, examples of different types of intervention and skits performed to show the different types of intervention. Bourne said that the race is an exciting and active way to shine a light on the SAPR program in the continuous efforts to eliminate this misconduct. “Our main goal is for the participants to take what they have learned to the fleet and inspire other sailors to be active in preventing sexual assault,” Bourne said. Before the event, NATTC also held
U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds aboard NAS Pensacola ... The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, visited NAS Pensacola this week. The Thunderbirds spent three days working with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, conducting flight exchanges to learn and work best practices. (Above) Thunderbirds arrive April 24 and meet with the Blue Angels. Photo by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski (Left) The Thunderbirds flew an air show April 25 at NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field, putting on their own signature aerobatics. Photo by Mike O’Connor. For more photos, visit www.gosportpensacola.com.
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Navy installations underway with transition to DBIDS From Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) – In 2015, Navy installations began transitioning to the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) to enhance base access control security. On April 17, the Navy began transitioning all vendors, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and service
providers seeking base access, who currently use or qualify for the Navy Commercial Access Control System (NCACS) from NCACS to DBIDS. The transition applies to installations in the continental United States, Hawaii and Guam. The transition that is currently underway from NCACS to DBIDS applies to all eligible vendors, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and service providers. Those individuals with Department of De-
fense (DoD) approved sponsorship to conduct business with the Navy and/or tenant commands aboard a Navy installation, who are not eligible for a common access card (CAC) also may apply for a DBIDS card. Current NCACS cardholders will have until July 15 to obtain a DBIDS credential at the local base Visitor Control Center. NCACS cards will no longer be
Museum foundation to host annual naval aviation symposium
NASC sponsors annual safety fair
“Power Projection in the 21st Century,” May 10-12 From Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
The National Naval Aviation Museum opens its doors for another exciting glimpse into the history and future of naval aviation at the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s annual symposium, May 10-12. The threed a y event w i l l feature a golf tournament May 10, followed by panels and special events May 11 and May 12. The theme for Symposium ’17 will be “Power
Projection in the 21st Century” and will consist of a number of panels and guest speakers who will provide briefings on the current and future role of naval aviation in modern power projection. The symposium will culminate with a distinguished panel of flag and general offic e r s who will discuss both current challenges facing naval aviation and future initiatives. “This year’s symposium theme, Power Projection in the 21st Century,
will give our audience a chance to see and hear about the wonderful things naval aviation is doing today in defense of our great nation,” said retired Navy Capt. Sterling Gilliam, museum director. “In particular, we are honored to have the leaders of our most recent deployed aircraft carrier strike groups – USS Truman and USS Eisenhower – on hand to give us a debrief of their highly successful combat deployments.” Begun in 1987, the symposium series aims to preserve the rich history and proud heritage of naval aviation by highlighting historical See NNAM on page 2
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CNATT’s Raven Smith drives a pedaldriven simulator at the NASC safety fair. The goggles replicate the vision a drunk driver would see. Story, photo by Ens. Courtney Avon NASP Public Affairs
NAS Pensacola’s Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) held its annual health and safety fair onboard NAS Pensacola April 21. Twenty static displays were featured during the four-hour event, providing in-
formation on topics such as beach safety, drunk driving, chiropractic screenings and disaster preparedness. “This event is designed to educate young service members as well as civilian employees on a variety of health and safety topics,” said NASC Safety Manager John Prince. “This also helps prepare them for the (Department of the Navy) 101 Critical Days of Summer program.” “The fair is used to remind and protect our people and their families, and reduce the chance for mishap by increasing awareness of hazards, particularly seasonal safety and health issues to help them enjoy what the area has to offer without getting hurt,” said NASP Safety Manager Jonathan Winters. Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Safety Manager Krystal Hancock said the interactive fair offered attendees the opportunity to See Safety on page 2
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‘Alpha Warrior’ challenges NAS Pensacola From NASP MWR Marketing
The Alpha Warrior Battle Rig Challenge is coming to NAS Pensacola May 1-2. The two-day event includes meet and greets with Alpha Warrior pro-athletes Barclay Stockett and Brent Steffensen, and a chance to earn your Alpha in the Battle Rig at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Charlie Hangar. Alpha Warrior is an obstacle course in the style of American Ninja Warrior; with a motto of “no miles, no mud, pure sport.” The challenge is open to members of the military, DoD employees and their dependents. The meet and greets with Stockett and Steffensen take place May 1. Stockett, a
Are you one of NAS Pensacola’s Alpha Warriors? Compete May1-2 onboard NASP and find out. Photo from http://www.alphawarrior.com
level-10 gymnast and veteran obstacle course athlete, and Steffensen, a seasoned competitor and Hollywood stuntman, are both active members of
American Ninja Warrior. Check the NASP MWR website, www.navymwrpensacola.com, for meet and greet times and locations.
The Alpha Warrior Battle Rig Challenge takes place Tuesday, with registration beginning at noon at the NATTC Charlie Hangar. There will be an open Youth Battle Rig experience for children ages 5-13 throughout the afternoon. The pro-athletes will demonstrate how to navigate the obstacles at 4 p.m. followed by a warm up and familiarization for the participants. Members of the audience will have a chance to test their skills on the rig and qualify for the timed challenge at 5:30 p.m. The competition is open to ages 14 and up with prizes awarded to the top two males and females. Do you have what it takes? Prove it. For more information or questions call 452-3806.
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“Light Up the Night,” an annual candlelight vigil designed to increase awareness for victims of sexual assault. During the observance, the Coalition of Servicemembers Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) read poems written by sexual assault victims. “Before the run they were reading poetry written by anonymous sexual assault victims and it really Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) students hold signs at the end of “Light Up got to me, it kept me pushing durthe Night,” an annual candlelight vigil designed to create awareness for victims of sexual ing the race,” said SA Hien Dang. The month of April is dedicated assualt. Nearly 1,000 service members participated in the hour-long event. Photo by Ens. to SAPR awareness and events Courtney Avon NNAM from page 1
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events in which U.S. naval aviation has played a major role. Each May, the foundation’s annual symposia attract an average of 1,500-2,000 attendees, among who are active and retired military, defense industry representatives, the general public and extensive coverage by the media. For a full schedule of events, visit http://www. navalaviationmuseum.org/event/ naval-aviationsymposium-2017/ Previous symposia subjects have included the Battle of Midway, space missions and programs, the Black Sheep Squadron, the Vietnam War and Operation Iraqi Freedom, with such distinguished guest speakers as former President George H.W. Bush, former Governor Jeb Bush and U.S. Rep. John McCain. The symposium sessions are free and open to active-duty and retired military as well as the general public. Golf reservations are $50 per person, luncheon reservations are $25 per person and reception reservations are $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/sympos20/ or by calling the foundation office at (850) 453-2389 or online at www.NavalAviationMuseum.org. For more information or to reserve a seat, call the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at (800) 3275002 or 453-2389, or register online at www.NavalAviationMuseum.org.
accepted after July 15. Contractors, sub-contractors, vendors and suppliers who do not have an NCACS card will have up to 180 days to obtain their DBIDS credential. For information on how to obtain a DBIDS credential, go to www.cnic.navy.mil/om/dbids.html. DBIDS increases installation security and communications by receiving frequent database updates on changes to personnel/credential status, law enforcement warrants, lost/stolen cards, and force protection conditions. The system provides a continuous vetting anytime the DBIDS card is scanned at an installation entry point. For additional questions, contact the local base visitor control center. For more news from Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cni/. Safety from page 1
engage subject matter experts in areas of concern. “The overarching message is making safe practices in on- and off-duty activities a natural part of the Navy and Marine Corps culture,” said Hancock. “Making good risk decisions shouldn’t stop when we leave the work environment every day. It is something that should carry over in our thought processes regardless of the activity.” Other NAS Pensacola programs highlighted during the event included displays from the Fleet and Family Support Services Center (FFSC) and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). FFSC had several displays covering many of
“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola (April 28 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Trent Hathaway is the winner of last week’s NASP History in Focus. The photo was of memorial paving stones at the National Naval Aviation Museum.
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher T. Martin Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,
such as these are held annually. The SAPR program is designed to meet the needs of the victims. The Navy has developed programs to provide services to victims regardless of whether the victim knows the offender, and regardless of where and when the assault took place. Anyone in immediate danger should call 911. To report a sexual assault, call the toll-free DoD Safe Helpline at (877) 995-5247, the Naval Air Station Pensacola Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) at 452-5109/9017 or your command SAPR victim advocate.
the programs they provide to service members, including life skills topics, financial management, counseling, disaster preparedness and the sexual assault awareness program. NASC, located onboard NAS Pensacola, hosts courses including enlisted and commissioned training programs for aircrew, aviator, survival and prospective commanding officers. NASC is part of the CNATT which provides single site management for Navy and Marine Corps aviation technical training. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnatt.
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‘Hacksaw Ridge’ tells story of unlikely World War II hero Commentary by Katie Lange DoD News, Defense Media Activity
t is fitting to highlight World War II Army Pfc. Desmond Doss, whose life and heroics were featured in the Oscar-winning film “Hacksaw Ridge.” Doss grew up in Lynchburg, Va., and was a Seventh Day Adventist, which meant he was a pacifist – he didn’t believe in violence and chose not to bear arms. His beliefs and his job as a defense industry worker provided him draft exemption during the war, but Doss wanted to serve his country, so he enlisted in the Army Medical Corps as a noncombatant. But because of his conscientious objector status, boot camp wasn’t easy. He was threatened and harassed. Many of the recruits threw shoes at him while he prayed, and they tried to have him transferred out of their unit. They weren’t successful, though, and Doss proved them wrong during his service with the 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division. In late April 1945, 26-year-
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old Doss and his battalion were called upon to fight near Urasoe Mura, Okinawa, in a campaign that would be one of the last and biggest in the Pacific. Using cargo nets, Doss’ battalion was tasked with climbing a treacherous, 400foot-high cliff, nicknamed Hacksaw Ridge, to get to a plateau. Waiting for them were thousands of heavily armed Japanese soldiers entrenched in hidden caves and holes. During the month-long campaign, Doss treated several injured men, dressing their wounds right in front of the enemy before dragging them to safety. About a week into the fight, Doss was the only medic available to advance with the rest of the men, who were close to taking the ridge from the enemy. It was his Sabbath, but Doss joined his men any-
Army Pvt. Desmond Doss. DoD/National Archives photo
way, just as the Japanese concentrated massive artillery and other heavy fire on them. The assault left many dead and injured soldiers in its wake. The remaining Americans were driven back down the escarpment, except for Doss. He was the only one to remain with the wounded. Over the span of several hours, Doss treated the injured and, one by one, dragged them to the edge of the cliff, where he lowered them to safety in a rope sling. After each delivery, he reportedly said, “Dear God, let me get just one more man.” By nightfall, he had rescued 75 soldiers, including many of the men who had berated him earlier in his mili-
tary career. His heroics didn’t end there, though. Days later, as the Americans continued their slow advance, Doss was seriously wounded in the leg by a grenade. Instead of calling on another medic for help, he treated himself and waited five hours to be rescued. As he was being carried back to an aid station, his unit was attacked again. Doss ended up insisting that another badly injured soldier take his spot on the stretcher. As he continued his trek on foot, Doss was hit by a sniper, shattering his arm. He managed to make a splint out of a rifle stock, and he eventually made it to the aid station for
treatment. In October 1945, Doss was brought back to the states and had the bullet removed from his shattered arm. After the surgery, he was taken straight to Washington, D.C., where President Harry Truman placed the Medal of Honor around his neck. During his military career, Doss also received the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, all without harming another human being. As for the men who had shamed him during boot camp? They had nothing but praise for him after the war. “He was one of the bravest persons alive, and then to have him end up saving my life was the irony of the whole thing,” said Capt. Jack Glover in a documentary about Doss’ life. Glover had wanted Doss out of the unit. Doss died in 2006 at the age of 87. He was always proud of his service, saying being a medic was “the most rewarding work there is.” You can listen to Doss’ story in his own words through the Library of Congress Veterans History Project collections at http://memory. loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc. natlib.afc2001001.32978/.
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Earth Day @NAS Pensacola From http://greenfleet. dodlive.mil/energy/
arth 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.
Stephen Frazier of Sun Farm Energy demonstrates a small-scale solar charging system outside NEX Aviation Plaza to ABE1 Cody Hartmann. Solar energy – gathered by the panels – is stored in battery boxes for use in charging phones, providing light, running a fan or powering other small devices. Photo by Mike O’Connor
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Ambrosia Osborne puts the finishing touches on the “NEX Recycle Wars” display. NEX employees held the contest to best use recycled materials. Photo by Mike O’Connor
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NEMTI provides TCCC training for NASP Sailors Story, photo by MC2 Michael Lieberknecht Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
ailors from Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute (NEMTI) at Camp Pendleton, Calif., led a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) instructor course at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) recently. The purpose of the course was to provide Navy hospital corpsman E-5 and above with the knowledge and skills required to instruct others in providing medical care in a combat environment following the principles of pre-hospital trauma life support and the guidelines and mission of TCCC. NHP Sailors were also joined by Navy corpsmen from Naval Hospital Beaufort (NHB) in South Carolina for the week-long training. “Overall the course has been great,” said HM2 Jeffrey Cha, from NHB. “The instructors from NEMTI have done a great job refreshing all the concept and theories.” Classroom training and overview kicked off the week, reinstating best TCCC practices and techniques, while flexing the Sailors’ skills as capable instructors. “We start off with our (TCCC) provider course, which includes our classroom
session,” said HM2 Clayton Clark, from NEMTI. “We teach everything from an intro of TCCC all the way up to the medical interventions.” Following indoor training, students went through a field exercise where their knowledge and abilities are put to the test. Sailors low-crawled to an area near a treeline staged to simulate injured personnel. Realistic dummies were dressed in torn uniforms, sporting multiple simulated wounds while waiting for care. Students arrived on scene and simulated treating injuries while instructors, simulating distractions in a combat environment, yelled, pushed and attempted to disorient Sailors while they went through the TCCC steps. “I’ve gone through courses where you get yelled at and people try to distract you from the task at hand,” said Cha. “For me, it’s filtering out everything and just getting into that mind set of ‘OK. Focus on
HM2 Blake Kemp, left, attempts to distract HM2 Jeffrey Cha during a field exercise as part of a Tactical Combat Casualty Care instructor course at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP). The course was led by Sailors of Navy Expeditionary Medical Training Institute for members of NHP and Naval Hospital Beaufort in South Carolina.
the patient’.” Clark said one of the main points of the field exercise is putting stress on the students to show them some of what to expect in a combat scenario. “I’ve used TCCC interventions myself in a combat situation,” said Clark. “It’s a fast, simple algorithm starting out with massive hemorrhaging to air-way and making sure the patient receives proper medications.” The course ended with a role-reversal where the stu-
dents practiced teaching the instructors in both the classroom and during a short field exercise. The goal of the last days of the course is to ensure Sailors not only know and can perform TCCC, but can also instruct it to others. “TCCC is important because it is the fundamentals of battlefield medicine,” said Clark. “Everybody, especially medical providers, should know how to do it so they can save lives.” NEMTI is a detachment of
Navy Medicine Operational Training Center in Pensacola, the global leader in operational medicine, which supports multiple commands throughout the country in training for operational medicine and aviation survival. For more information, visit http:// www. navy. mil, http:// www. facebook. com/ usnavy, or http:// www. twitter. com/ usnavy. For more news from NMOTC, visit http://www. navy. mil/ local/ NMOTC/.
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SAPR patch initiative started onboard NASWF By Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
newly authorized uniform item to support Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) found its way on flight suits in the form of a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) patch in an effort to create an innovative way to infuse prevention practices into the daily mission at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF). The Velcro-backed patch has a teal ribbon placed in the center, on a white background with NASWF and TW-5 flanked on each side of the SAPR ribbon image. The original idea for a patch came out of Helicopter Training Squadron 18 (HT-18) more than two years ago and since then, Dora Ford, SAPR coordinator for NAS Whiting Field command, and Training Air Wing Five (TraWing-5), has been working on implementation of the patch. “I am so proud of the rapport with the command and TraWing-5, so they wanted a way to show their support. Wearing teal or teal ribbons could have never be done in uniform and wearing a removable patch to be able to show their support, seemed perfect. But it wasn’t without its challenges in getting
it to come to fruition,” Ford said. “I designed the artwork, we started asking the questions, attempting approval, and just trying to cover all the avenues so that this could happen. I had to reach out to the command and ask them to send it up the chain and through all the channels that were necessary. It wasn’t approved the first time and we needed more legwork for all approvals and it finally happened this year. We were so excited,” Ford said. The patch is re-usable so they can be turned back in after the month of April and then used again next year. Going through proper channels and encountering many struggles, the challenges to obtain the waiver were finally overcome when it was designated as a command patch.
Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) SAPR Coordinator Dora Ford, NASWF Executive Officer Cmdr. Don Gaines and NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau wear the new NAS Whiting Field SAPR patch that was recently authorized for the month of April to support Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). Photo by Jay Cope
“Getting this item wasn’t the easiest of things to get approved. It was two years of tenacity and dedication to get this pushed through all the proper channels. All too frequently, I read about a sexual assault occurring to a Sailor in the Navy,” NAS Whiting Field Executive Officer Cmdr. Don Gaines said. “That means that many Sailors are forever impacted and our Navy’s readiness is lessened by this,” Gaines said. “If this patch can cause some-
one to stop and reflect on what sexual assault does to everyone involved and prevents one case from occurring, then it was worth it.” Time was needed to make sure that the legacy of the SAPR patch continues year after year. Ford wanted to make sure this was a long term implementation. She voiced the desire and need for this patch to have as far of a reach as possible. “We wanted to make sure that it was done right so that
this could be duplicated and used base-wide, and we hope one day it opens the doors for it to go Navywide with the biggest goal, eventually for this patch or one like it to be worn militarywide.” For additional information or to connect with more resources or SAAPM activities please visit www.sapr.mil. For additional information specific to NAS Whiting Field contact Dora Ford at (850) 665-6393. The SAPR 24-hour hotline is (850) 554-5383.
Blu e Wa h o o s t o b r ing b aseba ll cam p t o m ilitar y childre n From Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field PAO
For the third year in a row, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos will showcase their support for area servicemembers with a baseball camp for military families May 20 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 such as 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. The camp is targeted for children ages 6 to 14 years old and participants must be related to active-duty military, reserve military, retirees or DoD civilian em-
ployees. Families interested in bringing their children to the event should call the NAS Whiting Field Community Recreation Office at (850) 665-6250 to register. “The Blue Wahoos’ players and staff have truly made this a highly anticipated event on our annual calendar,” NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau said. “It is an exciting opportunity for the kids, and we are grateful that the team is so supportive of the local military.”
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Challenge benefits EOD memorial The EOD Warrior Foundation has scheduled the 12th annual EOD Memorial Challenge for April 29. The event features a 4.25 mile ruck, 0.5 mile swim, and 3.25 mile run. Registration and late packet pick up begins at 6:30 a.m. and in front of NAVSCOLEOD. The event will start at 8 a.m. in front of the EOD Memorial on Range Road in Niceville. Finish line and after-race celebration will be at LJ Schooners Restaurant and Marina in Niceville. Registration is $35 per person. All participants should bring a second pair of running shoes and flotation devices, if required, a snorkel and fins, water wings, or inflatables. The race can be completed as an individual or team. For more information, go to www.eodwarriorfoundation.org/events.
Navy League plans breakfast event
The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States has scheduled the annual Military Enlisted Recognition Breakfast for 7:30 a.m. May 3 at Seville Quarter’s Heritage Hall, 148 East Government St. The event honors military enlisted members who have made significant contributions to their command and to the community. The honorees are nominated by their commands. Navy Federal Credit Union is the title sponsor. The master of ceremonies will be retired Navy Capt. Mark Curley. The cost is $18 per person. For reservations and to sponsor a military member or a table, contact Carla Cuilik at 436-8552 or e-mail email@example.com. Dress is uniform of the day or business casual.
Museum symposium to be May 10-12 The National Naval Aviation Museum will open its doors for another glimpse into the history and future of naval aviation May 10-12 at the museum foundation’s annual symposium. The theme for will be “Power Projection in the 21st Century.” “In particular, we are honored to have the leaders of our most recent deployed aircraft carrier strike groups – USS Truman and USS Eisenhower – on hand to give us a debrief of their highly successful combat deployments,” said retired Navy Capt. Sterling Gilliam, museum director. For a full schedule of events, go to http://bit.ly/ 2oEcwJK. Symposium sessions are free and open to activeduty and retired military as well as the public. Golf reservations are $50 per person, luncheon reservations are $25 per person and reception reservations are $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the foundation office at 453-2389 or online at www.NavalAviationMuseum.org.
Johnson Beach ceremony planned Gulf Islands National Seashore officials have announced that the annual commemoration of Pvt. Rosamond Johnson is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 6 at the Star Pavilion at Johnson Beach in the Perdido Key Area. Scheduled speakers include Dan Brown, Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendand Eugene ent, Franklin, president/CEO Florida Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. The NATTC Color Guard and vocalist group will perform. The ceremony will conclude with words from the Johnson family and a wreath laying ceremony. After enlisting in the U.S. Army at 15, Johnson died in combat two years later on the Korea Peninsula. On Aug. 21, 1950, Rosamond was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart for the wounds he sustained while saving his fellow soldiers. The ceremony is open to the public. There is an entrance fee for this area. For more information, go to www.nps.gov/guis. you to choose from across the school district. This is a free program. If your child has never attended a VPK program and will be attending kindergarten this fall, then he or she is eligible for the 2017 summer VPK program. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. However, there will be no bus transportation. All families will have to provide their own transportation. For more information, cal 595-6915, ext. 224.
Language test appointments available The Navy Foreign Language Testing Office NASP Testing Lab is accepting appointment requests from personnel interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB), and the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages. Tests are administered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the testing lab in Bldg. 634 (former NAS Navy College office). Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, contact CIWT_CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@ navy.mil.
You can stock up on some good reading April 2830 at the Friends of West Florida Public Library Spring Book Sale. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. today, April 28, for the advance sale. General admission is $5 at the door, Members are admitted free. (Memberships can be purchased at the door.) Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29. Admission is free. The bag sale is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30. Buy a bag for $5 and fill it with books. The event support West Florida Public Library’s efforts to build community and improve literacy. For more information, go to http://friendsofwfpl.org/.
Teens performing Shakespeare play
NMCRS offers Budget for Baby classes
The Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company (SETSCO) will present for shows of “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Pensacola Opera Center, 75 South Tarragona. The play is packed with music, including two solos. The cast members range in age from 13 to 17. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today, April 28, and tomorrow, April 29, and 2:30 p.m. April 30. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.setsco.org.
Event combines music and barbecue St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 140 West Government St. will present the Blues and BarBQ event from noon to 7 p.m. April 29 and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 30. This is the second year for the event, which supports the parish’s free medical clinic and food and clothing ministries. This year, there will be more bands, barbecue, silent auction items and arts and crafts. For more information, contact Linda Radomski at 932-8584.
Prekindergarten registration open Prekindergarten registration and enrollment for Escambia County School District is underway for the 2017-2018 school year. Your child must be fouryears old on or before Sept. 1 and live in a Title I school attendance zone. There are 14 locations for
May 13 5K run has heroic theme Everyday Hero 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. May 13 at Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park Cost is $25 until April 30. Cost is $30 May 1 through May 11 and $35 May 12-13. The event benefits The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart and honors doctors, nurses, parents, caregivers, servicemembers, first responders and patients who exemplify courage and determination in their own lives and for others. Come dressed as your favorite everyday hero. For more information or to register, go to www.everydayhero5K.org.
Scholarships available from PMOAA The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) will be awarding scholarships to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident or grandchild of a resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa counties in Florida or Baldwin County in Alabama. They also must have completed a minimum of one year at a college or university, with at least a 3.2 GPA if an undergraduate or 3.5 if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters (fall of 2016 and spring of 2017) as a full-time student. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15 and may be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact retired Navy Cmdr. Vann Milheim, at 969-9715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunset Run scheduled for May 13
The 34th annual St. John School Sunset Run is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. May 13 at St. John School, 325 South Navy Blvd. Registration includes the 2017 race shirt while supplies last. Post-race festivities include music, awards and a Mexican fiesta food tent. Register at www.stjohnpensacola.com, on active.com (event listing: Pensacola St. John Sunset Run) or by calling the school at 456-5218.
Humane Society plans Paws on Palafox Physicals for children available at NHP
Paws on Palafox is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 6 at Plaza de Luna Park. Canine pals are also welcome. The course will include water and treat stations for all participants, human and canine. The event serves as the primary fundraiser for Pensacola Humane Society’s Barbara Grice Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic. American Legion Post 240 has issued a “challenge” to all veterans. Form a pack to raise funds and the post will match fundraising results up to $250 per pack/team. To qualify, the pack must consist of at least four veterans. To register, go to www.pensacolahumane. org/paws-on-palafox. For more information, contact Jeff Keener by phone at 898-3384 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Spring book sale being held at library
two pages and can include artwork. Middle school (grades 6-8) submissions should be one to two pages typed. High school (grades 9-12) submissions should be two to three pages typed. Retired Navy Cmdr. Lisa Rawson is the contest administrator. Contest winners will be notified May 22. Entries can be submitted electronically at veteransmemorialparkpensacola.org.
All expectant families or families of recently adopted infants from all branches (active-duty, retirees and their dependents) are welcome to attend Budget for Baby classes offered by the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). Class participants can register to receive a handknitted blanket and learn how to develop and implement a savings plan to meet the needs of their new families. They will learn about local resources, financial assistance and volunteer opportunities, and they will have fun while attending. Eligible families will also receive a baby layette. Classes are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon May 11 and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 8. at the NASP NMCRS office, 91 Radford Blvd., Bldg. 191. For more information or to register, call 4522300.
Memorial Day contests open to students
The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation will be accepting submissions for the Memorial Day essay and art contest through May 12. Elementary to high school age students can participate. Artwork must be no bigger than standard poster board. Any medium is allowed. The essay prompt is: “Many people have sacrificed their life in service for our country. How does this effect you, your friends and family today?” Elementary (K-5) submissions should be one to
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) has announced dates for the annual School/Sports/Camp Physical Rodeo. The first session is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon May 13 at the NHP Family Medicine Clinic. Other dates are July 15, July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5. The rodeo allows parents enrolled at the Family Medicine Clinic to bring children to the hospital on specific Saturdays to complete a physical for school, sports or camp. The exams are for children ages 4 and older, including children new to the area. Appointments are encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accepted from 8 to 11 a.m. Parents should bring any required paperwork. For more information, call 505-7120.
Career seminars offered for Marines
Enrollments is open for the next Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) courses at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Career Course Seminar 3-17 starts June 12. Marines must complete the seminar to be eligible for promotion to the gunnery sergeant rank. Deadline to apply is May 26. The sergeants course seminar starts July10. Enrollment deadline is June 23. For more information, contact Christopher Marvin by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3135, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also stop by the CDET offices in the MATSG building.
Bands to play Beatles music, rock hits
The Beatles tribute band Not Quite Fab and the Mulligans are teaming up for a concert, Pensacola’s Rock & Roll Revolution, at 7 p.m. May 13 at the Hadji Shrine Temple, 800 West Nine Mile Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The concert will feature songs from the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its release. The Mulligans will playing hits from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The concert will support the work the local Shriner organizations. Ticket are $30, and are available through the Shriners (476-9384), Blues Angel Music (457-7557) and online at www.eventbrite.com.
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L IFE It’s swim season –
IWTC Corry Station Sailors volunteer at local charity; See page B2 Spotlight
make safety your priority PENSACOLA BEACH WARNING FLAGS
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Lifeguards at NAS Pensacola’s Barrancas Beach keep a watchful eye. Beaches are scheduled to open on Memorial Day weekend. File photo by Janet Thomas
NASP, area getting ready for summer swimming By Chris Verlinde University of Florida IFAS extension
High Hazard High surf/strong currents
The sugary white sands along the Florida Panhandle attract millions of visitors to the area throughout the year. It is important for locals and visitors to understand and consider the following tips for safety at the beach. The danger of rip currents far outweighs the danger of having a shark encounter. As a result of past storms, the nearshore sandbars along our beaches have changed and the frequency of rip currents has increased. A rip current is a turbulent, fast flowing current that can carry a swimmer out to sea very quickly. The currents are formed when water rushes out to sea in a narrow path (like a break in the nearshore sandbar or from an obstruction of the current caused by a groin or jetty or other type of barrier). Rip currents can last for a few hours or may be permanent; they usually exist when the surf is rough and after storms, but can occur on calm days. Some signs of rip currents include: • A difference in water color. The water may be murkier from increased sediments or appear darker because it is deeper. • A channel of churning, choppy
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Low Hazard Calm conditions, exercise caution
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water. • A line of foam, seaweed or debris being carried directly to sea. • Rip currents can be difficult to spot. Wearing polarized sunglasses will help you recognize changes in water color. If you are caught in a rip current, try not to panic or swim against the current. Swim to the left or right of the current, parallel to shore until you are out of the current. Rip currents range in width from a few feet to many feet wide. If you can’t break out of the current, float calmly out until it ends, usually just beyond the breakers. Then swim diagonally to shore. Remember, always use common sense and swim responsibly. For current surf conditions check
out the National Weather Service rip current forecast. Know the meaning of the beach warning flags: • A double red flag means the water is closed to the public. • A single red flag means the surf is very dangerous and you should stay out of the water. • A yellow flag indicates that you should take caution when in the water. • A green flag indicates that conditions are safe for swimming. • A purple flag means there could be dangerous marine life such as jellyfish. When swimming at the beach it is important to remember that the Gulf of Mexico is a wilderness, not a swimming pool. Use common
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sense when enjoying the Gulf. Some safety tips to remember include: • Swim near a life guard. • Know your swimming abilities and limits, if you can’t swim stay out of the water. • Swim in groups or use the buddy system; never swim alone. • Be aware of weather conditions; get out of the water and away from the beach during electrical storms. Taking shelter in a building is best, but otherwise a car. • Always enter the water, feet first every time. • Don’t swim in murky waters or between dusk and dawn. • Stay calm in the event of an emergency. • Pay attention and know the meaning of beach warning flags. Pay attention to lifeguards. • Avoid swimming in areas where people are fishing. • To avoid being stung by a sting ray, shuffle your feet; this will stir the sand and scare away sting rays. • Always wear sunscreen or protect your skin with clothing. • If you see someone in trouble, get help from a lifeguard, have someone call 9-1-1. Throw the victim something that will float and yell instructions on how to escape. Remember, many drown while trying to save someone from a rip current.
Jokes & Groaners Points to ponder What hair color do they put on the driver’s licenses of bald men? If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed-UP? If 4 out of 5 people suffer from a cold ... does that mean that one enjoys it? How do you tell if you run out of invisible ink? If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends? If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled? If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting? If man evolved from apes why do we still have apes? If people from Poland are called “Poles,” why aren’t people from Holland called “Holes?”
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IWTC Corry Station Sailors volunteer at local charity By MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs
ailors from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station participated in a volunteer project at the Martha’s Vineyard Foundation April 15. The IWTC Corry Station volunteers cleaned, painted and assisted with household maintenance around the premises. “The staff at Martha’s Vineyard gives their all to support families in need, including many of our fellow service members,” said CTT1 Caleb McGrath who helped organize the volunteer event. “It has been an absolute pleasure to work together with them and build a last-
ing relationship with the Pensacola community.” The Martha’s Vineyard Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides lodging and support for families of patients in local hospitals. “I can’t say enough about how wonderful it was having the Sailors come out and help us,” said Marty Tackett, director of the organization. “They were always ready to help us no matter what
they were asked to do.” IWTC Corry Station, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare (IW) across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit http: // www. navy. mil/ local/ cid/,
CTT1 John Gandy (left) and CTT2 Bee Vang from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station repair a fence as part of a volunteer event for Martha’s Vineyard. Martha’s Vineyard provides lodging and support for families of patients in local hospitals. Photo by CTT1 Caleb McGrath
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Bldg. 1754 slated for demo ... NAS
Sailors from Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station pose for a photo with the staff at Martha’s Vineyard after a volunteer event. Photo by CTT1 Caleb McGrath
Pensacola landmark Bldg. 1754 is being demolished due to architectural problems and asbestos. The building was constructed in 1903. NASP Public Works Department demolition process will take time, with regard to the preservation of the building’s historic site. Photo by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski
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If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries. Upcoming events include: • Scott Family Community Fundraiser: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29 at 250 West Lakeview Ave. Sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America. For more information, contact Natalie Pant by phone at 261-8453 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Children Services Open House: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, April 28, at FFSC. Registration for the free event is not necessary, but RSVPs are encouraged. NonDoD cardholders must request base access in advance. To RSVP or for more information, contact Jessia Poole at Jessica. email@example.com or call 452-5990. • Hire Heroes USA Veterans Virtual Career Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) May 9. Free online recruiting event open to all transitioning U.S. military service members, veterans and military spouses. Interact via online chat sessions and connect real-time with top-notch employers. Discover jobs that are right for you. Register at CareerEco.com/Events/HireHeroes. For more information, call 770-980-0088. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 26, June 9 and June 23 at FFSC. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. Be prepared. For
Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.
information or to register, call 4525609. • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. For more information, call 452-5609. • Personal Financial Management: A series of classes are offered throughout the year on topics such as car buying, using credit cards, developing a budget and spending plan and how to build your savings. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register or for more information, call 4525609. • Survivors Overcoming Assault with Resiliency (SOAR) Support Group: A free, psychoeducational support group for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. SOAR provides a safe and confidential small group environment to begin the healing process. SOAR aims to assit survivors to soar again by increasing skills for coping, communicating, setting boundaries and regaining
• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. rust. Other toals of the the group are to increase personal empowerment and strengthen intimate relationships. This group is developed for those age 18 – adults of all genders. It is held for 90 minutes in the later afternoon once a week for eight weeks. Contact FFSC for more information and to schedule an initial meeting with a facilitator. Open to active duty, military dependents and military retirees. For more information or to register, call FFSC at 452-5990. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at FFSC. Prior to attending you must have a login name and password created. For information or to register, call 452-5609.
SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away:
NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
• The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chainof-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a
confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to be more successful at meeting the unique challenges of military life. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upcoming programs include: • Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 8.0: 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, at NAS Pensacola. The training is designed to teach couples communication skills and ground rules for handling conflict; it also promotes intimacy. The sessions are open to any active duty member and spouse or fiancée. Civilian DoD employees and retired military are also welcome. • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10-11 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Advance registration required. Participation in the full two days is required. • Marriage Seminar: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. Free seminar is designed to teach couples communication skills and ground rules for handling conflict. Seminar qualifies for reduced marriage license fee at courthouse. Reservation deadline is today, April 28.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com.
A competitor makes a toss during the annual Interstate Mullet Festival at the Flora-Bama Lounge on the Florida-Alabama state line.
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The Flora-Bama Lounge will present the 33rd annual Interstate Mullet Toss April 28-30. The main of event of the “Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party” consists of folks throwing a mullet out of a 10-foot circle, from Perdido Key on the Florida side of the state line towards Orange Beach in Alabama. Mullet, a fish possessing a gizzard, is one of the more plentiful and popular local fish. Overall winners win bragging rights for years, trophies, and gift certificates to local establishments. Other trophies will be awarded in 19 total age categories, male and female, for each day of toss, today through Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. The
toss fee is $15, which includes a souvenir T-shirt, with portion of proceeds to benefit the Community Drug & Alcohol Council Inc., Youth Reach Gulf Coast, and local Boys & Girls Clubs on both sides of the state line. The week-long event includes a triathlon, a golf tournament and a concert. Other events include the “Miss Mullet Toss” bikini contest at 3 p.m. today and Saturday, with top finishers eligible for the $5,000 Miss Flora-Bama 2017 finals on Labor Day, and a Mr. Mullet Toss contest at 1 p.m. today and Saturday. Activities will include a life size jenga game, a pop up barber shop and a dunking booth. Four eateries at Flora-Bama will be serving crawfish, tacos, shrimp, oysters and hamburgers. The cover charge, Gulf side
only, begins at 9 a.m. today through Sunday. Cover is $10 for age 21 and older and $15 for age 13-20, with limited entry for 21 and older only after 6 p.m. Membership cards, available online or at the door are $45 and good for the entire event. Bar sales will be cash only today and Saturday, and ATM’s will be available. Parking is $10 per car and lots will be manned by local groups. Shuttles at $5 per head will be running non-stop starting 7 a.m. each day. Pick up spots are the Publix parking lot in Orange Beach and the Winn-Dixie lot in Perdido Key. Taxis will also be available. For more information, go to www.florabama.com/events/interstate-mullet-toss-and-gulfcoasts-greatest-beach-party.
At the movies FRIDAY
“The Baby Boss” (2D), PG, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; “Power Rangers,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Ghost in the Shell” (2D), PG-13, 8 p.m.
“The Baby Boss” (3D), PG, noon; “Beauty and The Beast” (3D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Ghost in the Shell” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “KONG: Skull Island” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Beauty and The Beast” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “The Baby Boss” (2D), PG, 3 p.m.; “Power Rangers,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Life,” R, 8 p.m.
“The Baby Boss” (2D), PG, noon and 2:20 p.m.; “Power Rangers,” PG-13, 4:40 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.; “Beauty and The Beast” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Ghost in the Shell” (2D), PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Life,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “CHIPs,” R, 7:40 p.m.
Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed May 1.
“The Baby Boss” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “KONG: Skull Island” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Beauty and The Beast” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Life,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Power Rangers,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Before I Fall,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Baby Boss” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Ghost in the Shell” (2D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
“Life,” R, 5 p.m.; “Power Rangers,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Beauty and The Beast” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “CHIPs,” R, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Retirement Living at its Finest
Call 850-308-6004 Today Interested in life at Veranda? See what actual residents have to say at www.verandapensacola.com VERANDA OF PENSACOLA, INC. 6982 Pine Forest Road · Pensacola, Florida 32526
• Character Breakfast: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow, April 29, at Mustin Beach Club. Children can dine with their favorite superheroes and princesses. Costumes encouraged. Tickets are $6 at the Tickets and Travel Office. • Mosquito Bite AdFor more informaventure Race: 9 a.m. tion, call 452May 13 at Ski Beach. A 6354. bike, paddle and run • Alpha Wartrek plus mystery rior Challenge: event. Staging will start 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 at 6:30 a.m. and maps p.m. May 2 at will be distributed at NATTC Charlie a.m. Three8:30 Hangar. Registraperson teams will comtion starts at pete on a 25-mile noon. Free comcourse using map and petition is open to compass. For more inall ID holders. Acformation, call 452tivities planned for 4391. ages 5-13. Competition is open to ages 14 and older. The fitness event features obstacles similar to American Ninja Warrior. For information, call 452-3806 or go to www.alphawarrior.com. • NASP Corry Station Paintball Tournament: 8 a.m. May 6 at Blue Angel Recreation Park. All equipment supplied. Deadline to apply is April 27 at MWR Sports Office, Bldg. 3738. For more information, contact your command sports representative or call 452-6520. • Backpacking 101 Skills Course: MWR Community Recreation is offering a backpacking skills course as training for trips to Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Ala., in May and June. Weekend courses continue through June. Cost is $35. Sign up at Tickets and Travel Office, Bldg. 3787, at NASP Corry Station. For more information, call 281-5489 or 452-6354. • Lifeguard Certification Classes: Take place May 8 with training sessions each Friday through today, April 28. Candidates must take pretest. For information, call 452-9429. • Summer Camps: MWR has programs for children including kayaking, paddleboard, water safety patrol, camping, fishing, sailing, marine science, bowling, golf and swimming lessons. For information, call 452-9429. • Fiesta Fun Run: 8 a.m. May 4 at Mustin Chip Trail. A 3.5 mile run to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Register at the Radford Fitness Center. For more information, call 452-9845. • Bench Press Competition: 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 16 at NASP Corry Station Wenzel Fitness Center, Bldg. 3711. For more information, contact Leon Freeman at 4526198 or email@example.com. • Take a paddle: The NASP Outpost at Bayou Grande Recreation Area (Ski Beach) at the end of John Tower Road has paddleboards, canoes and kayaks for rent. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday-Monday. For more information, call 281-0134.
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacola-mwr.com.
April 28, 2017
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Buying Comics & Sports Cards. Check out our collectible store at 3103 West Michigan Ave. Call Florida C’s at 850-6371989 Video Games & Systems. PlayXbox, Announcements station, Announcements Wii, Gamecube Yard Sale: & More! Check Saturday, April out our collectible 29 8 am—2 store at 3103 West pm. 513 West Michigan Ave. Call Gregory Street. Florida C’s at 850Clothes, books, 637-1989 toys, furniture and P e n s a c o l a lemonade! Numismatic SoSandy’s Good ciety (Coin Club) Times Dance. Fri- meets the third day nights blast Thursday at Sonfrom oldies. Sat- ny’s BBQ at 6:30 urday nights good pm. Meet at 5:30 times. Each night to socialize. $10. 8-11pm. Boating Doors open Public 7:45pm. 1707 West Safety Class by Fairfield Dr. 850- Pensacola Sail and 458-1979. pen- Power Squadron on sacoladanceclub. May 16,18,23,25th from 1800-2030 com. hrs. Free Tuition, book xtra. POC Scott. 850-7769736 Fortis Institute is seeking a HVAC instructor. Parttime, about 22-25 hours a week- Mon thru Thur. 3 years HVAC experience. www1.apply2jobs. com/edaff.
Articles for Sale SNCO Career Course Seminar 3-17 starts 12 June. Accepting Enrollments until 26 May. Contact Chris Marvin at firstname.lastname@example.org for info. articles Articlesfor forsale Sale
Articles for Sale Home defense 20-gauge single shot shotgun. 8-inch barrel, pistol grip. Simple, fast and effective. Women can easily use. $100. 454-9486 18 cu. ft. Frigidaire fridge, top freezer, ice maker fine, like new condition. Must see, call 850346-1426 or 850292-2985. Need to move $375 OBO
Snapper fishing or deep sea trolling. Two Penn 1-13H reels with rods. One Penn fouraught level one with rods. $100 for and all three. 497-1167 Mattress platform frame Turkey hunting (full) avl 4/30 Epson Beretta model $100; print/ A390 12-gauge All4One $10; auto shotgun bent scanner rib and screw-in Chinon Genisis III chokes. Painted 35mm camera $40. very nice camo 463-8611 for turkey hunting. Perfect condition. Bedroom Suite, queen adjustable $225. 417-1694 poster bed, dresser, chest, 2 nightstands, $700. Bedroom Suite, full size, dresser, night stand, $350. 850478-6269
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1996 Ford Ranger XLT red, 4cyl 5 speed standard, cold air condition, $1500.00 obo. Call (850) 944-7181 if Auto Auto no answer leave BMW 2003, 325i, message. steel blue, perfect Estate running condition, RealReal Estate leather interior, sun roof, $5500 call 2br/1ba. 2 miles Chris at 850-466- outside NAS backgate. $900 month, 2795 washer/dryer inutilities 2013 Toyota cluded, except Tundra pick- included up. Excellent cable and internet. condition. 24k. 850-607-3625 106k miles. Trailer Christi, hitch. 8-foot bed. Corpus For more info or Texas. 3br/2ba near pictures, call 850- NASCC. 1000 dep, 1675 rent. Go to 288-1551 militarybyowner. 2016 Honda com for more decbr500r mint con- tails; AD number: dition. Not even MBO273879. Ve361-765broken in. 2750 ronica: mi. Garaged, 4295 never dropped, never run hard, no Room for rent. furnished. dents/dings, red, Fully cover&helmet in- Private bath. Washcable, cluded. $5900. er/Dryer, $500/$200 depos850-377-5113 it. On the water. 850.455.7990 Jet band saw $1500, Torrel lawn mower $65. Both run well. 944-5763
Nice clean furnished room. Private bath. Utilities included. Use of common areas. No drugs/ pets. Great area, west nine mile road. $500/150. 207-2248.
4br/2ba brick home for sale. 6.5 acres of land. Cantonment area. 105K OBO. Call to make appointment 850-292-4216 or 850-281-9157.
4 Bed/ 2 Bath all brick 1 story house w/ 2 car garage, screened porch above ground pool2 miles to Whiting Field $195,900. VA payment $1,171/ month including Nice, cozy house taxes and insurfor sale. 3 BR/1 ance. Call Lisa BA. Snuggs, 3br/1.5ba, 15 Oversized Brominutes to base, Fenced in yard. ker 850- 830- 2331 1 minute to a big Please call 1-850park w/jogging 9031 or 850-296- WATERFRONT path. Great 2350. See Zillow condo 1 mile to n e i g h b o r h o o d . for more details: NAS back entrance 455-2774 or 436- 707 Wingate St. off Gulf Beach 4227 Highway. 3/2 1.5k $ 8 6 , 0 0 0 square feet. Gated, 2 Private, By Owner, 2br/1ba. w/WD townhouse. BA. $294,900. hookup. Hardwood BR/1.5 850floors, No smok- S t o r a g e / p a t i o 982-6689 ing, pets Close to area. Close to front gate NAS. Blue Angel and Call Mary 850- Highway 98 west. Call Pam at 205384-0593 Free for 405-8376. active 3/2 1700SQFT and Culdisac, aplncs retired convey. Blues Classifieds Angel Elmntry. military! published every $162K OBO FSBO friday ! Get your no Rltrs pls. By stuff sold quick! Place a apmnt only after classified 24Mar pre-aprvl today! ltr rqird. 760-5769646
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