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Thousands attend NASP SAPR event From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs
More than 3,000 service members attended an interactive training symposium at Naval Air Station Pensacola April 22, designed to enhance service members’ understanding of sexual assault and prevention (SAPR). Sponsored by the base Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), the event took place at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). The majority of the attendees were students from one of the Navy’s largest “A” School campuses. “Can I Kiss You?” is an innovative training approach from the Date Safe Project. The Date Safe Project (http://www.datesafeproject.org) is an antisexual assault organization providing prevention materials and advocacy programs for schools, community organizations and the U.S. armed forces. With April designated as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, NAS Pensacola
FFSC Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Anne Ballensinger said the program – the only Date Safe Project presentation in the Commander, Navy Region Southeast area of operations this year – represents the importance local and Navy leadership place on sexual assault issues within its ranks. “This is something that is taken very seriously at all levels, whether it’s from a position of prevention or response, whether from a command level or even higher leadership,” Ballensinger said. “We have a population here in Pensacola – and particularly at NATTC – which mirrors a college campus, and these can be some of our highest risk population in the Navy. Getting lessons to them in a way they can engage and involve themselves in is a different approach and a way they can relate to.” The program, put on by Date Safe Project founder Mike Domitrz, is designed to provide skills applicable to anyone regardless of age, rank,
(Above) Date Safe Project founder Mike Domitrz presents “Can I Kiss You?” April 22 at NATTC’s Charles A. Taylor Hangar. (Left) The show was attended by more than 3,000 NAS Pensacola service members. Live large-format video assisted viewing for the crowd. Photos by Mike O’Connor
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Museum foundation to host 30th annual naval aviation symposium From Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
The National Naval Aviation Museum opens its doors for a glimpse into the history and the future of naval aviation during the museum foundation’s 30th
annual symposium, May 4-6. The three-day event will feature a golf tournament May 4, followed by panel discussions and special events May 5-6. Throughout the symposium, guests can hear panel sessions that will include; “Coast Guard Air: Into the Storm
for 100 Years,” “Pioneers in Naval Aviation: Hall of Honor Enshrinement,” and the Pensacola premiere of the documentary film, “The Millionaires’ Unit – U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War,” followed by a panel who will discuss naval aviation’s posture, future
challenges and current programs. “The Millionaires’ Unit,” is a story of service and sacrifice made by a privileged group of college students from Yale University who formed a private See Symposium on page 2
NASP Corry Station celebrates opening of new youth center By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Earth Day events at NASP... Earth Day, April 22, saw basewide cleanups and a variety of events at the Navy Exchange; see page A4 for more. (Above) NATTC students plant new shrubbery at the base’s Operation Desert Storm Memorial Garden. Photo by AS1 Angela Adair (Below) NASP Installation Environmental Program Director Mark Gibson and Student Conservation Association intern Rachel Sadowski measure for Earth Day planting. Photo by Mike O’Connor
School age military children will find plenty to keep them busy when the $5.1 million NASP Corry Station Youth Center, Bldg. 4118, opens May 2. The 11,000-square-foot center, which can accommodate 125 children, includes four colorful activity rooms, a teen center and a homework technology center along with an outdoor playground and a covered recreation/basketball area. It is located on Children’s Lane near the Navy Exchange complex on Highway 98. NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin and other officials got an early look at the newly completed center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 21. Martin was impressed with the interior design of the building and the outdoor recreation options that are available. “This is an awesome facility,” he
NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin, center, cuts the ribbon April 21 at the newly completed NASP Corry Station Youth Center. Flanking Martin are NASP’s Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Director Linda Delaney, right, and Lynn Vukannon, assistant director of NASP CYP. Photo by Ens. James Griffin
said. Jack Reed, operations officer for Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR), agreed. “This is a great facility, not only
for the warfighter but for their family members as well,” Reed said. “It really encompasses what MWR and the Navy is all about.” See Corry on page 2
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gender or marital status. During the interactive training symposium, Domitrz engaged the audience in discussions about consent, communication and bystander intervention. “One of the most important things I believe the students will walk away with is education and training on sexual assault and prevention,” NATTC instructor and SAPR Victim Advocate ABH1 Lois Bourne said. “April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and the NAS Pensacola FFSC sponsored this event at NATTC to create awareness on sexual assault and prevention.” NATTC Commanding Officer Capt. Hugh Rankin said the program, held in the NATTC Charles A. Taylor Hangar serves as a welcome addition to Navy-mandated sexual assault training. “Programs such as this increase the level of knowledge our students need,” Rankin said. “Along with the tools they’ll need for duty in the fleet, NATTC also ensures the students coming through our doors are aware of other programs the Navy has to offer. Mr. Domitrz’s presentation reinforces our commitment to a safe environment for all our Sailors.” According to Domitrz, the Date Safe Project is an organization dedicated to leaving a positive impact on the many issues surrounding sexual assault and healthy intimacy, and encourages seminar participants to focus on clear communication so unwanted sexual overtures can become a thing of the past. For more than 70 years, NATTC has been providing training and increasing readiness within the Naval Aviation Enterprise. The facility graduates approximately 15,000 Navy, Marine Corps and international students annually and is the largest training facility in the Navy post-Recruit Training Command. NATTC is part of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, which provides single site management for Navy and Marine Corps aviation technical training. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit www.navy.mihttp://www. navy.mil/local/cnatt/l/local /cnatt.
CSO career day highlights training opportunities Story, photo by Capt. Meghan O’Rourke USAF AETC 479 FTG/PAO
NAS Pensacola’s USAF 479th Flying Training Group (FTG) held its semi-annual career day April 22 at NASP’s Forrest Sherman Field. Aircraft from seven locations traveled to NASP to showcase their capabilities to future combat system officers (CSOs). Included in the fly-in was a RC-135V/W, a B-52H, a U-28A, two F-15Es, a B-1B, a C-130H and a WC130J. The CSO students kicked off the Air Force Career Day by attending briefings on the numerous airframes during which they learned about the aircraft’s mission, assignment locations and ways that it had been implemented into recent military operations. This provided an opportunity for students to ask questions from aircrew members who had recently flown in operational combat missions. While the active-duty members received briefings on their potential aircraft, the 479th Student Squadron (STUS) presented a question-and-answer session for more than 50 student Permanent party spouses. spouses and representatives answered questions about family, lifestyle and aircraft backgrounds. Lt. Col. Christopher Plourde, 479th STUS commander, addressed the spouses. “Take this time to pick apart the minds of our permanent party members,” he said. “It is vital that you know about your spouse’s future assignment. Communication is key and will help with their decision making process as they head into assignment night.” Throughout the afternoon, the students and their spouses Corry from page 1
The new facility will also benefit younger children, Martin said, because the NASP Corry Station Child Development Center (CDC) next door will be able to reconfigure the
Air Force 2nd Lt. Rebecca Beeman learns about the F-15E from its crew during the April 22 Air Force Career Day event.
reunited on the Sherman Field flight line eager to explore the aircraft positioned around the flight line. Students were given the time to climb into the ejection seats of the F-15E, explore the bomb bay of the B-52 and check out the electronic warfare stations onboard the RC-135.
“The event was a huge success,” said 479th FTG Group commander Col. John Edwards. “It is crucial for our students to learn about each aircraft so that they can make an educated request prior to their assignment selection. Today’s event supports that objective and is re-
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air militia in preparation for the Great War. Named the First Yale Unit and dubbed “the millionaires’ unit” by the press, these pioneer aviators became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve. They were the first to fly and the first to die for their country during World War I. On May 5, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is holding a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. on the flight deck followed by the screening of “The Millionaires’ Unit” at 7:30 p.m. in the Giant Screen Theater. Previous symposia galleries have included the Battles of Midway, space missions and programs, Black Sheep Squadron, Vietnam Wars and Operation Iraqi Freedom with distinguished guest speakers; former President George H.W. Bush, Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. John McCain. The symposium sessions are free and open to the general public. Reservations for the May
previously shared space and increase its ability to care for children ages newborn to 5 years. The five-year project was collaboration between the general contractors Whitesell-Green and NavFac. The project was
funded by Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) non-appropriated funds construction (NAFCon) with NavFac oversight. Linda Delaney, director of NASP’s Navy Child and Youth Programs
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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,
quired by our command. We thank all the operational commanders for sending aircraft and most importantly, the aircrew members.” For more information about the 479th FTG and Undergraduate CSO training, visit www.facebook.com/479FTG.
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(CYP), said school age children have been sharing space at the CDC since 1997, so it is exciting to see them get a space that belongs just to them. She also hopes the facility will become a good hangout spot for teens. Trudy Corbin, a contracting officer based at NASP, said members of the CYP team were consulted at every step, but the needs of the children were the first priority during the planning process. The goal was to make the building unique. “We wanted to get the bright colors in,” Corbin said. “We wanted to make sure that the designer knew that we were not going for typical military or hospital cut-corners. We wanted to make sure that when the kids came in they felt comfortable and they had their own
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I’m old fashioned when it comes to the naked truth By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
What’s the true sign that spring has sprung? No, it’s not the crocuses, the bunnies, or the pussy willows. You know spring is here, because I shaved my knees. Now, you might be thinking, “Well, that’s an inappropriate way to start a column.” Stick with me – you’ll soon realize that news of my recent knee-shaving is actually the perfect launching point for a deeply philosophical endeavor. You see, knee-shaving is not exactly a regular occurrence in my life. In fact, from October through March, the prickly hairs on my knees remain completely undisturbed. And as long as we’re being brutally honest, I’ll admit it: During the winter, I really only shave my ankles and armpits. “Thanks for sharing,” you’re probably saying, “but what’s so philosophical about your personal hygiene habits?” Listen folks, this is about more than just hairy knees. It’s about bodily exposure, natural inhibitions, the new meaning of modesty, and the
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pressure to conform to modern trends. Ever since the founding of this great nation, America has been about one thing: freedom. More than any other country on Earth, we value certain individual liberties that we feel are our inalienable rights as human beings. But in today’s modern culture, the need to escape from confining norms, no matter how practical or reasonable, has reached new extremes. The most obvious form of this human drive to break free from expectations and conventions, is our clothing. Or the lack of it, to be more precise. Ever since the 1920s, when flappers shocked their Victorian mothers by showing their ankles, exposure has been trendy. As the decades passed, that itsy-bitsy teenyweeny yellow polka-dot bikini got smaller and smaller; until today, when a perfectly acceptable bathing suit consists of about six square inches of Spandex and a few strings. Modesty, which used to be a widely-recognized virtue, is now seen as prudish, frumpy, and frankly, uncool. In fact, it is now so fashionable to ex-
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for more than 20 years. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at w w w. t h e m e a t a n d potatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. pose body parts, even flagrant nudity has become Bohemian. Pop culture reflects this shift in our culture, with nudity-themed television shows
such as “Naked Dating,” “Naked and Afraid,” “Naked Castaways,” “Buying Naked” and “Skin Wars” popping up in TV broadcast schedules. Furthermore, Nudists are now “Naturalists” who are celebrated and no longer banished to the unaccepted fringe of modern society. “We’re all born naked,” you might be thinking, “so what’s the big deal?” Certainly, shedding one’s clothing can be liberating and should not be seen as the scourge of humankind. Anyone who has ever seen a toddler rip their own diaper off and run buck naked through the house giggling knows that, on some level, nudity is a natural inclination. I will never forget the day that my mother and I were painting my daughters’ room. We let my youngest, Lilly, play nearby while we rolled Sherwin Williams “Demure Rose” onto the white walls. While tackling the intricacies of the trim, we failed to notice that Lilly had toddled downstairs and out into the backyard. We panicked for a few moments before we looked out the bedroom window and saw her, completely naked, petting the neighbor’s cat.
After returning from her naked safari, Lilly reported, “Kitty-cat no like my nakee stuff.” Unlike Lilly, I’ve always been unusually modest, even during my swim team days back in high school and college, when I had to shower with 20 other females on a daily basis. I kept myself covered whenever possible, but my teammates’ attitudes ran the gamut, including Michelle Gordon, who we lovingly nicknamed “Flesh” because she would strip down to her birthday suit as soon as we set foot in the locker room. So what am I saying? In all my old-fashioned modesty, I have ironically become the ultimate non-conformist in today’s bare-it-all society. I might shave my knees each spring, but you won’t see me wearing a crop top and Daisy Dukes just because the bees are buzzing. The sun can shine all it wants, but I won’t put on anything with spaghetti straps, a plunging neckline or a miniskirt. And no matter how hot it gets, I won’t squeeze my 49year-old-mother-of-three frame into a string bikini. (You’re welcome.)
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Earth Day events onboard NASP Pensacola
At NAS Pensacola’s Earth Day – held all week outside NEX Aviation Plaza – Gulf Power Residential Energy Consultant Steve King highlights a Chevy Volt's features. Photo by Mike O’Connor (Left, L-R) On April 22, NAS Pensacola Installation Environmental Program Director Mark Gibson, AS1 Angela Adair and Student Conservation Association intern Rachel Sadowski make an Earth Day plan to replant shrubs, mulch and clean up the base’s Operation Desert Storm Memorial. Photo by Mike O’Connor
At Earth Day 2016 at NAS Pensacola, Compass Solar Energy’s Todd Gibson discusses photovoltaic and hot water options. Service members returning from overseas are among his customers, Gibson said; the value of solar energy being learned from their experiences in other countries. Photo by Mike O’Connor
Navy promotes resiliency afloat and ashore for Earth Day Navy perform missions more effectively. As examples, looking out for marine life and responsibly handling waste materials aboard ships, funding research to better understand whale physiology and habitat; and conducting environmental planning for training and testing activities can help minimize the impact on the planet and maintain trust with regulatory agencies and the public. Energy efforts such as optimizing fuel use in ships, aircraft and tactical vehicles; integrating renewable energy sources such as solar arrays at installations; and improving the efficiency of buildings improve our resiliency as well. Operational platforms can then travel farther and get more mission capability from each gallon of fuel and shore facilities improve their ability to continue
From Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Navy commands worldwide observed Earth Day in April through events and activities that demonstrate good environmental stewardship among Sailors and civilian personnel. Events range from tree plantings to shoreline and neighborhood base cleanups, nature tours, school presentations and recycling challenges. In many locations, Earth Day also provides an opportunity for the Navy to engage with local communities. The Navy’s 2016 theme, “Creating Resiliency Afloat and Ashore,” makes the point that protecting the environment and using energy wisely helps the
key functions when the commercial power grid goes down. “For the Navy, Earth Day isn’t simply a one-day event,” said Rear Adm. Doug Morton, director of the Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division. “Our stewardship of the environment is a full time commitment. Our total force demonstrates this everyday on every ship and at each installation.” Among the Earth Day-related events in which the Navy participated in for 2016 were a groundbreaking ceremony for a solar panel facility at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam participated in the Ahua Reef cleanup and held other base and shoreline cleanups throughout the month; Naval Station Everett hosted a dumpster dive; and Commander, Fleet
Activities, Yokosuka held an Earth Day informational fair and tree planting activity. The Pentagon hosted an Earth Day speaker panel April 26 entitled, “Four DoD Perspectives on Climate Change,” featuring senior leaders from each service branch. Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment) Dennis McGinn represented the Department of Navy on the panel. Former U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin founded Earth Day in 1970 as a grassroots movement to raise awareness of environmental issues in the U.S. and worldwide. For more information on Navy Earth Day, including downloadable versions of the 2016 poster, visit http:// greenfleet. dodlive. mil/ environment/ earthday/.
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16 U.S.-based Navy College offices to close From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
aval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced 16 Navy College Offices (NCO) in the continental United States, including NCO Pensacola, will close Oct. 1, as part of a restructuring effort to increase virtual and self-service options to Sailors. “We are continuously looking to make changes and improvements that will enhance education opportunities to our Sailors,” said Rear Adm. Mike White, commander, NETC.
“Our young Sailors today are more technologically advanced and adaptive to change. Our goal is to provide them the access to tools and information when and where they need it.”
The following NCOs will close Oct. 1: Bethesda, Md.; New London, Conn.; Little Creek, Va; Charleston, S.C; Gulfport, Miss.; Kings Bay, Ga; Ventura County, Calif.; Coronado, C a l i f . ; Lemoore, Calif.; Fallon, Nev.; Whidbey Wash.; Island, Everett, Wash.; Great Lakes (Ill.); Millington, Tenn.; and Corpus Christi, Texas. To help with this transition, the Navy will keep four NCOs open for an additional year in the fleet concentration areas of Norfolk, San Diego, Jacksonville,
and Kitsap, Wash. They will be open until Sept. 30, 2017. There will be no effect on the 11 overseas NCOs in Atsugi, Japan; Guam; Misawa, Japan; Sasebo, Japan; Yokosuka, Japan; Bahrain; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Rota, Spain; Sigonella, Naples, Sicily; Italy; and Pearl Harbor. This new structure will make counseling and tuition assistance accessible for all Sailors in the continental U.S. through a combination of virtual services that they can access at times and places of their choosing that is most convenient to
them. Additionally, Navy regional advisers will be established at four Navy regions to support and advise installation commanding officers, and facilitate access for academic institutions to operate on base. “We are committed to providing the right resources for our Sailors,” said White. “This will not impact Tuition Assistance or impact any Sailor who wishes to advance their education.” For more information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit http://www. netc. navy. mil. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ cnet/.
Navy scientists and engineers develop ‘Dive Buddy’ to assist divers By Katherine Mapp NSWC PCD Office of Congressional and Public Affairs
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division’s (NSWC PCD) scientists and engineers collaborated with the Naval Post Graduate School and developed a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) as a tool to aid U.S. Navy divers in navigation, communication, search and transportation. The up-and-coming device is known as the Dive Buddy Remotely Operated Vehicle (DBROV). The Dive Buddy is a pur-
pose-built hybrid vehicle that can be operated as a ROV, a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV), an Au-
lead, says the DBROV has a variety of beneficial aspects which will significantly improve efficiency
A computer-aided design (CAD) model of a diver using the Dive Buddy Remotely Operated Vehicle (DBROV) used in diver propulsion mode. U.S. Navy photo
tonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), or any combination of the three. Lee Cofer, NSWC PCD electronics engineer and Dive Buddy project
and effectiveness of the diver’s assignments. “I believe all Navy diving will benefit from the Dive Buddy, in particular, expeditionary diving,” said
Cofer. Cofer said the Dive Buddy was created to fulfill the need for a fly-away, agile base unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) platform with autonomous capabilities that is scalable and adaptable to the diver’s needs. Also, there is a need for a platform to have the ability to be outfitted with equipment and sensors that divers need for their specific mission at hand. The DBROV is able to carry backup life-support systems, tools, items of interest, perform dive site reconnaissance and tagging, navigate and transport the diver to dive sites, perform
small area searches and provide forward looking sonar information and voice/video/data communications to the surface. All manufacturing of the Dive Buddy is completed in-house at NSWC PCD. Along with benefitting the fleet, this project was used as an innovative mentorship tool to allow seasoned scientists and engineers to foster learning with the up and coming workforce. The DBROV efforts are part of the Navy Innovative Science and Engineering (NISE) program, a sub effort of the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) N-STAR program. The
program was established to seek, build and maintain a robust science and technology (S&T) workforce within the Naval Research Enterprise. The program consists of a broad consortium of naval warfare S&T elements throughout the Department of Navy. After developing the DBROV project for over three years thus far, Cofer and his team briefed attendees about DBROV at NISE/219 demonstration at the Pentagon April 21. In addition, Water testing is scheduled to begin during the summer of 2016 with a demonstration by the end of this fiscal year (FY).
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Teal fountain showcases support for SAAPM Story, photo by Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field PAO
aval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) joined forces with the city of Milton and several other organizations to help combat the lack of information available about sexual assault during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is a month set aside to promote the education about prevention and assistance programs that are available to help deter assaults and provide care and treatment for victims. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, April 1, 2001, was the first Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), although awareness weeks had been held since the late 1980s. The goal is to emphasize unity in support of SAAM programs and events. (Although many agencies still use SAAM, the White House recently added “prevention” to
their acronym for the month.) Milton dyed the water in the downtown fountain teal, the color of SAAM/SAAPM, to showcase the city’s solidarity with the cause. NASWF, along with the Santa Rosa Kids House, Lakeview Rape Crisis Center, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office and Milton Police Department, stepped in to throw their support for the gesture. The fountain will remain teal for the remainder of the month. “It’s a worthy cause,” Milton Mayor Wesley Meiss stated. “We want to get the word out about the prevention of sexual assaults and educate people
Milton and NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) joined forces to combat sexual assault April 15. NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau joined Milton Mayor Wesley Meiss, Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bob Johnson, Milton Police Department’s Interim Chief of Police Tony Tindell, and representatives from the Santa Rosa Kids House and Lakeview Rape Crisis Center to bring awareness to the problems associated with sexual assaults in the country. Photo by Jamie Link
about the program.” Every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted. This is a startling statistic that Bahlau believes highlights the need for organizations to galvanize support for the programs. “The military takes the Sexual
Assault Prevention and Response programs on the installations very seriously,” he said. “I think it is incredibly important to know that we have partners in the community who are also willing to stand with us as we try to inform about and stop this ter-
rible crime. I truly appreciate Mayor Weiss’ invitation to take part in this event and thank the (organizations) for all they do to help protect our military personnel, civilian staff, and their families in Milton and the greater Santa Rosa County area.”
Military children benefit from new sponsorship program Lt.j.g. Andrew Bertucci NAS Whiting Field public affairs
Military children transitioning into Santa Rosa County schools have a helping hand in a new program aimed at assisting them when their parents PCS into the local area. The NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) Navy School Liaison Office has partnered with the Trevor Romain Company to develop a comprehensive program called the Trevor Romain Transition and Resiliency Program (TRTRP). The Navy School Liaison Office provided input to the Trevor Romain Company on issues in regard to military children who struggle when transitioning into their new schools. Failure to properly integrate into a new school can make it hard for the new student to know their way around, make friends, and feel a part of their new community. The Trevor Romain Company with the help
of the NASWF Navy School Liaison Office was able to create a program with the goal to help foster a positive and welcoming environment for incoming students with these issues in mind. Through a two-day course staff and about six to 12 students are formed into what the TRTRP calls Comfort Crews. These Comfort Crews meet and interact with new students as soon as they arrive to help build confidence, develop team building and offer support. By building a positive connection with the new student on day one the Comfort Crew are able to help integrate the student into the school. This is done by showing the student around, eating lunch together, and being someone they can come to if they have questions. “One of the areas we are very concerned about is the transition of military children into their new schools. Research has shown us that a school has about two weeks to make a child feel integrated and
comfortable in the school or they will never really consider it a home school,” Christopher Hendrix, NASWF school liaison officer, said. The new program is a one-time presentation over two days that shares similar themes with another Trevor Romain program, the With You All the Way! Tour coming to Santa Rosa County Schools in May. The With You All the Way Tour! is an encouraging event using guest speakers to assist military children and their classmates in becoming happier, healthier, and more confident. The tour through a fun filled day of talks and activities helps to make sure that military children feel welcomed and secure at their new school. The TRTRP differs from the tour as it is a sponsorship program that empowers the school children to take the lead in welcoming new students to their school. The TRTRP seeks to educate and em-
power staff and students on how to give the support necessary to new students. “The Comfort Crews mission is to welcome new students into the school and to help them feel at home and a part of the school,” Hendrix said. The TRTRP through its course asks students to take on a leadership role because they are the ones taking charge of creating that positive atmosphere. With third- through fifth-graders participating in this program, the TRTRP provides a unique opportunity for them to get involved in making the school a positive place for new students to feel welcome. With additional training and support each year the Comfort Crews are retrained to help meet unique circumstances and adapt to challenges they may face. For more information on the Trevor Romain Company, visit their website at http://trevorromain.com/ or contact Hendrix at (850) 665-6105.
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Texan Trot scheduled for April 30
The 479th Flying Training Group has announced that the third annual T-6 Texan Trot 5K is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. tomorrow, April 30. The family friendly run or walk will follow a course around the taxiways and runway of NAS Pensacola’s Sherman Field. The race will be capped at 1,500 participants. Cost is $30. Children younger than 12 can run for free. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/ T6TexanTrot and to register, go to https://secure. getmeregistered.com/get_information.php? event_id=123949.
NHP offering new wellness program
Naval Hospital Pensacola has a new program called Your Health Your Weigh. Offered by the Health Promotion and Wellness Department, the program is available to all active-duty service members, retirees and family members. No referrals are necessary. After an initial appointment a program will be tailored to meet your fitness, nutrition and behavior change needs. A four-week group application course will follow. For more details or to make an appointment, call 505-7243.
USS Lexington reunion announced
The annual reunion for the USS Lexington (CV 16) is scheduled for Sept 12-15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. All past ship’s company, air wings, Marines and their families are welcome. For more information, go to usslexington cv16.com or contact Bob Dimonte by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 492-3483.
Event offers information for women
Sacred Heart Senior Services is partnering with Mainstay Financial Group to present the third annual Day of Education, Enlightenment and Empowerment for women 55 and older. The women-only event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 at the Sacred Heart Hospital Conference Center, 5151 North Ninth Ave. The emcee will be WEAR-TV anchor Sue Straughn, and the featured speaker will be Kathleen Vestal Logan, author of “Women’s Wisdom: Pass it On.” Several local businesswomen also will present educational sessions. Tickets are $60 in advance or $65 at the door. Participants may purchase tickets online at www.powerof E3.com, by calling 437-3127 or in person at the Mainstay Financial, 2810 East Cervantes St. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included. For more information, go to www.powerof E3.com.
Career program open to military youth
Applications are being accepted for the Career JumpStart for Florida’s Military Youth Program for military spouses and dependents, ages 16-24. The deadline is May 2. The three-day course covers a variety of career and life-building skills. Participants explore careers, learn budgeting skills and participate in career readiness exercises. The first session is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7-9 at Pensacola State College, South Santa Rosa Center, 5075 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. The second session is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14-16 at Pensacola State College Student Center (Bldg. 5), Room 509, 1000 College Blvd. There is no cost to participate, but space is limited. Lunch and transportation stipend provided. For more information, go to http://careersourceescarosa.com/programs/csejumpstart.
Sunset Run scheduled for May 14
The 33nd annual St. John School Sunset Run is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. May 14 at St. John School, 325 South Navy Blvd. Registration includes the 2016 race shirt for the first 1,000 participants. Post-race festivities include music, awards and a Mexican fiesta food court. Register at www.stjohnpensacola.com, on active.com (Pensacola St. John Sunset Run) or by calling the school at 456-5218.
Ceremony planned to honor Johnson The Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is presenting the annual Rosamond Johnson Beach Day. The ceremony to honor the life of Army Pvt. Rosamond Johnson Jr. will take place at 10 a.m. May 7 under the Star Pavilion on Johnson Beach, which is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. After enlisting in the Army at age 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 War, the area was renamed to honor the fallen hero. The area became part of Gulf Islands National Seashore May 8, 1973. For more information, call 492-4660. USO set, and a salute the Armed Forces. Themed segments will include “Finding Neverland,” “In the Jungle,” “Music Through the Decades,” “Rat Pack Tribute” and “Songs of Judy Garland.” Tickets are $42, $36 and $26 (plus applicable service charge). Tickets are on sale at the Saenger Theatre Box Office or at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, go to pensacolachildrenschorus.com/.
Share your memories of West Virginia
The annual West Virginia Day is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. May 1 at the Santa Rosa Auditorium, 4530 Old Bagdad Highway in Milton. All transplanted West Virginians in the Florida Panhandle area are invited to bring a covered dish and enjoy a meal and West Virginia camaraderie. Military personnel based in the area are particularly welcome. There is no admission except for the covered dish; however, donations to cover rental of the auditorium will be accepted. Bring the family and any West Virginia artifacts you would like to display and spend the day reminiscing about the Mountain State. For more information, call Sandra McLaughlin, at 944-6503.
Navy League breakfast to be May 25
As part of Military Appreciation Month, the Pensacola Navy League is sponsor an Enlisted Appreciation Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. May 25 at Heritage Hall in Seville Quarter. The event is open to the public. Dress is uniform of the day for military and business casual for civilians. The breakfast will recognize outstanding enlisted service members, ranks E-1 to E-9. These individuals are from local commands and have been nominated by officers for their character, community involvement, and achievements. Admission for local Navy League members is $15, $12.50 for Admiral’s Club members, and $17.50 for non-local Navy League members. Invitations will be sent out in mid-April. Reservations are due by May 2. For more information on the Pensacola Council of the U.S. Navy League, go to www.pensacola navyleague.us. If you have any questions regarding the breakfast or becoming a member, contact Shery Lavelle at 436-8552 or e-mail navyleagueofus@ bellsouth.net.
Memorial Day event planned at NASP
The Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council has scheduled a Memorial Day event for 9 a.m. May 30 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For more information, contact Robert Hall at 712-3319.
It’s ‘Showtime’ for Children’s Chorus Students can submit essays for contest
The Pensacola Children’s Chorus has announced that the 26th annual production of “Showtime” will be the final show under Susan and Allen Pote, the founding artistic directors who plan to retire at the end of the 2015-1016 season. Performance are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 6, 7:30 p.m. May 7 and 2:30 p.m. May 8 at Pensacola Saenger Theatre. The production will feature the six choirs of the chorus comprised of more than 200 members performing a variety of music, showcasing costumes, choreography and special staging. Highlights for this year will include patriotic numbers including a
The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation is sponsoring a Memorial Day essay contest for area elementary, middle and high school students. The deadline for submission is May 13. For more information, go to http://www.veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com/blog/2016-VMPF-Memorial-D ay-Essay-Contest-.
Minuteman statue to be dedicated
The Pensacola chapters of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution have scheduled a ceremony to dedicate a Minuteman statue from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 7 at Veterans Memorial Park.
Minutemen were colonist citizens who trained themselves and organized militias during the American Revolutionary War. A commemoration of the 1781 Battle of Pensacola will take place at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St., from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the reception and can be made by sending an e-mail to reservations@ pensacolasar.org. For more information on Veterans Memorial Park, go to www.veteransmemorialparkpensacola. com or call 434-6119.
Small business workshops planned
The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) the University of West Florida is presenting several workshops: • “Veteran-Owned Business – Any Benefits – What Do I Do?” is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the FSBDC offices at UWF, 9999 University Parkway. Learn about federal, VA and state policies for veteran-owned and service connected disabled veteran-owned businesses. There is no fee, but pre-registration is requested. • A Lunch-N-Learn event entitled “Social Media Marketing Made Simple” is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the Greater Pensacola Chamber, 117 West Garden St. Learn about social media networks and simple tips for getting started. There is no fee for the workshop, but pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch. • “Business Planning for Success” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon May 10 at the Greater Pensacola Chamber, 117 West Garden St. Fee is $40 for the public. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information or to register, call 474-2528 or go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “Training Opportunities.”
NMCRS thrift shop adds late hours The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) thrift shop aboard NASP Corry Station, Bldg. 3736, has made some changes. The shop is open at the following times with the exception of federal holidays: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and on the first Saturday of each month. The store is also now open from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month to give active-duty Sailors and Marines an opportunity to shop. The donation box that was located at the Navy Mall adjacent to the mini-mart/package store has been relocated. It is now located between the gym and thrift shop aboard NASP Corry Station. You can call the thrift shop at 452-6174 during the hours listed. For more information, call 452-2300.
PMOAA has scholarships available
The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be awarding scholarship grants to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident or grandchild of a resident of Escambia or Santa Rosa counties in Florida or Baldwin County in Alabama, and must have completed a minimum of one year at a college/university, with at least a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) if an undergraduate or 3.5 GPA if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters (fall of 2015 and spring of 2016) as a full time student. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15, and can be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact retired Navy Cmdr. Vann Milheim by phone at 969-9715 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Enrollment open for NASP cadet units
Interested youths can enroll in NAS Pensacola’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (13-18 years old) and U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps (10-14 years old). The unit meets one weekend per month throughout the year. Cadets participate in civic activities and training events to develop a sense of pride, patriotism, courage and self-reliance. The program is open to both military and non-military affiliated youths. For more information, go to www.seacadets.org or contact Luis Sepulveda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates announced for basketball camp
The 37th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp will feature three sessions at Malcolm Yonge Community Center, 925 East Jackson St. Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon June 6-10, June 2024 and July 18-22. Cost is $85 per session. Multiple session and multiple camper discounts are available. For more information or to register, contact Chip Boes at 968-9299 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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NASP MWR shows support for Month of the Military Child; 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 water. • A line of foam, seaweed or debris being carried directly out to sea.
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Low Hazard Calm conditions, exercise caution
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• 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 com-
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mon 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 up 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. Follow these tips to help make a visit to the beach a safe one.
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April 29, 2016
NFA receives $100K donation from Studer Community Institute From Malerie Shelton National Flight Academy
ore than 90 middle and high school students from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties will get the experience of a lifetime this summer at the National Flight Academy (NFA) – an aviation-based educational program designed to be fully and intensively immersive.
Local entrepreneurs Quint and Rishy Studer have donated 98 deployment spaces to the three local counties, amounting to more than $100,000 in scholarships. The National Flight Academy’s adventure begins on a landlocked, virtual aircraft carrier, Ambition (CVT 11). Students live aboard for six days and experience theme park-style thrills surrounded by advanced technology, flight simulators and virtual reality missions that ignite imagination and encourage learning. “We are so grateful to have the educational resource of the National Flight Academy in Escambia County,” said Rishy Studer. “We are pleased we can offer this great educational experience to deserving local students. To combine a great resource with motivated youth is a win-win partnership.” “Rishy Studer rightly points out that it is a win-win partnership when we can combine great
resources with motivated youth, but it was the efforts by Quint and Rishy that created the opportunity for that to happen,” said National Flight Academy President retired Marine Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen. “One of the most powerful local tools we have available to improve the quality of education for our youth is the collaboration
of the school system, the elected leadership and the business community,” he said. “The Studers are leaders in that regard.” Superintendents of Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County school districts are thrilled at the opportunity the Studers are providing for their students. “The scholarships the Studers are providing for the National Flight Academy will no doubt change the course of study, and possibly even change career choices for many of our Escambia County students,” said Malcolm Thomas, Escambia County superintendent. Santa Rosa County Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said, “This experience is a solid complement to our county’s STEM initiatives to drive student learning, transform the classroom and embrace our future through technology.”
“Okaloosa County is thrilled to partner with The National Flight Academy Program through the Studer Foundation to send 32 of our students to this exciting program,” said Mary Beth Jackson, Okaloosa County superintendent. “We thank the Studer Foundation and NFA for this incredible educational opportunity.”
About the National Flight Academy The National Flight Academy, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola is designed to address the serious concerns of declining Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills and standards in our country. The
academy’s mission is to inspire students who subsequently return to their parent schools and seek out the more challenging courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The NFA is a self-supporting, tuition-based educational program. In order to make the NFA adventure a reality for as many students as possible, the academy is committed to a financial aid program that enables a demographically and geographically diverse student population to attend. NFA welcomes support from individuals, corporations and foundations for both our scholarship program and general operation funds. The National Flight Academy, a program of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Inc., is authorized but not endorsed or funded by the U.S. Navy or U.S. Government. “Purple Up” for Month of the Military Child (April 15) ... NAS Pensacola Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) employees showed their support for April’s Month of the Military Child initiative by wearing purple on April 15. (Leftright) Kate Hollarbush, Mary Farris, Kerry Shanaghan, Robin Morrissey, Tina Carey, Steven Chason, Lizette Jeans and Billy Enfinger. Photo courtesy NASP MWR
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April 29, 2016
Dental health contributes to good overall health From TRICARE Retiree Dental Program
Oral health plays a big role in your overall well-being and quality of life. With its emphasis on diagnostic and preventive care, the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program can help you avoid bigger problems down the road. Did you know that more than 120 different diseases are first detected in the mouth? And that going for your annual dental exams can actually help in detecting heart disease, diabetes, pancreatic cancer and more? In fact, swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth and excessive gum
problems can often be signs of bigger health problems. The good news is that most dental diseases are preventable. The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) was created and designed with this in mind. When seeing a network dentist, TRDP enrollees have get two annual exams, two cleanings (or three for Type 1/Type 2 diabetics) and an X-ray covered at 100 percent – with no out-of-pocket costs. This allows enrollees to recoup almost all of their annual premiums and ensures their dental and overall health is being well cared for. Here are some other reasons why more than 1.5 mil-
lion current enrollees find the TRDP to be such a good value and an important partner in their health: • As soon as your enrollment takes effect, you are covered for routine services, fillings, root canals, gum surgery, oral surgery and dental accidents. After 12 months of continuous enrollment, you will get crowns, dentures, dental implants, braces and more. • The TRDP offers a large, nationwide network of den-
tists to help you save money on covered dental care. To find a network dentist, use the “Find a Dentist” link at trdp.org. • Network dentists have agreed to accept reduced fees for covered services – there are no surprise costs beyond the expected cost share and deductible, where applicable. • Each enrollee gets a $1,300 annual maximum, a $1,200 annual dental accident maximum, and a $1,750 lifetime maximum for braces. • The TRDP coordinates benefits with other dental plans, allowing you to maximize coverage under both plans and reduce or eliminate
out-of-pocket dental costs. Visit trdp.org to enroll, and choose the method that works best for you. Enroll online using the Quick Link to the Beneficiary Web Enrollment (BWE) site, or print an application and mail it in with the correct prepayment amount. After enrolling, you are encouraged to register for the online Consumer Toolkit, where you can verify your program eligibility; review benefits, coverage levels, and remaining maximums and deductibles; check on the status of processed claims and claim payments; and sign up for paperless (electronic) explanation of benefits statements.
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April 29, 2016
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Crawfish and other Cajun food will be served during the three-day festival in Bartram Park.
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The annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival, which starts today, April 29, will bring a taste of Louisiana to Pensacola with 16,000 pounds of crawfish. Cajun dishes such as red beans and rice, boudin balls, seafood gumbo, etouffee, jambalaya, and Cajun pasta will be available in addition to traditional fare including hot dogs, chicken tenders and funnel cakes. The Crawfish Festival is presented every year by the Fiesta of Five Flags organization. The three-day event also will feature live entertainment. Performers will represent New Orleans instrumental jazz, R&B, rock and traditional Cajun music. Headliners include Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars, Lost Bayou
Details • What: Pensacola Crawfish Festival. • When: noon to 11 p.m. today, April 29; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow, April 30; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1. • Where: Bartram Park in downtown Pensacola. • Cost: Free before 3 p.m. today, and free all day today for active-duty military with ID. Otherwise, $5 per day or $10 for a weekend pass. Free for children younger than 12. • Information: Call 433-6512 or go to www.fiestaoffiveflags.org.
Ramblers, Flow Tribe and Voodoo Gumbo. You can also take part in the 11th annual Cat Country 98.7 Crawfish Eating Contest. Contestants can participate in the childrens, adults, or CrawDADDY divisions. An activity area for children will offer cost-friendly arts and crafts, face painting, balloons, games and crawfish races from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The 42st annual Fiesta 5K and 10K Run/Walk is sched-
uled for 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, April 30. The Fiesta of Five Flags organization plans and produces more than 20 events throughout the year to celebrate the history of Pensacola and the five different flags that have flown over the city: Spanish, French, British, Confederate and American. The Crawfish Fesitval is a warm up for the annual Fiesta of Five Flags heritage celebration that will kick off June 3 with the Grand Fiesta Parade.
At the movies FRIDAY
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2D), PG, 8 p.m.; “Midnight Special,” PG-13, 6 p.m.; “Eye in the Sky,” R, 8:30 p.m.
“10 Cloverfield Lane,” PG-13, noon; Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (3D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Eye in the Sky,” R, 8 p.m.; “Miracles from Heaven,” PG, 11:30 a.m.; “Midnight Special,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2D), PG, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
“Miracles from Heaven,” PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (3D), PG, 3 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2D), PG, 6 p.m.; “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” PG-13, noon; “10 Cloverfield Lane,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” R, 5 p.m.; “Eye in the Sky,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2D), PG, 7 p.m.; “Miracles from Heaven,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“10 Cloverfield Lane,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (3D), PG, 7 p.m.; “Midnight Special,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“10 Cloverfield Lane,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2D), PG, 7 p.m.; “Eye in the Sky,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “The Perfect Match,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (3D), PG, 7 p.m.; “Miracles from Heaven,” PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” R, 7:30 p.m.
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. • Sign up for free concert tickets: The Def Leppard and Styx concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 2 at the Pensacola Bay Center. Signup to receive free ticket at the Tickets & Travel Office in the NEX Mall parking lot off of Highway 98 or at the NASP MWR Business Office, • Family Luau: 5 Bldg. 4143. Ticket signup is avail- p.m. May 6, NASP able to active Corry Station Recreduty, retiree's and ation Lawn. Get a taste Hawaii during their spouses of only; limit two tick- MWR’s annual family ets per authorized luau, which features ID. Tickets will be limbo, fire dancers and distributed at will live music. The event is call window on open to active-duty the night of the service members and event at the Pen- their families. sacola Bay Center. To pick up tickets, uou must show your military ID matching the name on thesignup sheet. • Want to be a lifeguard?: If you are 15 years or older and would like information on how to become a lifeguard, contact MWR aquatics at 452-9429. • Navy-Armed Forces Kids’ Run: 3:30 p.m. May 4, NASP running track. Register online at www.americaskidsrun.org or on site at 3 p.m. May 4. Three age groups 5 to 6 years (1/2 mile) 7 to 8 years (one mile) and 9 to 13 years (two miles). Open to all authorized active-duty and DoD dependents. For more information, call 452-2296. • Summer Day Camps: Weekly camps, May 31 to Aug. 9. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at NASP Youth Center; 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. at NASP Corry Station School Age Care. For ages 5 (kindergarten) to 12. Open to authorized dependents. Weekly fee based on family income. Pre-register at www.militarychildcare.com. For information, call 452-2417 or 453-6310. • British Soccer camps: Have a child that may be interested? This is not an MWR program, but will take place June 6-10 at the Navy Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Workshops for four age groups. Prices from $84 to $134. To register, go to https://challenger. mycustomevent.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com =detailview&imp=f&iid=100276&&returncom=productlist. For more information, call 1( 800) 878-2167, ext. 239. • NASP 2016 Summer Reading Program: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 to Aug. 4 at NASP Library, Bldg. 634, 250 Chambers Ave. Theme is “Read for the Win!” Program for ages 3 to 11 features stories, crafts and prizes. Register in person at the library, or 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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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.
NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
• Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof 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: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. today, April 29. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • 2016 Teen Job Fair Prep and Resume Workshop: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 7, NASP Corry Station Youth Center, Bldg. 4118. Register early, only 30 seats available. For information, call 452-5609 or e-mail Sheila.Mcneely@navy.mil. • 2016 Teen Job Fair: 9 a.m. to noon May 7 and May 14, NASP Corry Station Youth Center, Bldg. 4118. To be considered for MWR Teen Summer Program prositions, applicants must be: age 15 to 18; dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD or contract employees; be enrolled in high school; attend one of 2016 teen job fairs to obtain
application; and submit application with three signed letters of recommendations to NAF Personnel Office, Bldg. 3249, by May 16. For more information on the program, call 452-3386 or 452-4681. • Family Caregiver Seminar: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 11. Taking care of aging parents and children while on active duty presents a challenge. Find out how use the resources available to assist military families. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. This is the program which must be completed and submitted for transferring individuals/families which have household goods to move. Prior to coming to the class/workshop you must have a login name and password created. For information or to reserve a seat, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in some volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The Community Outreach office also keeps track of volun-
teer hours. You need to report any hours of volunteer work to receive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil.
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FAMILY OPERA-TUNITY DAY
Saturday, May 7 • 9am-12pm At the Pensacola Opera Center • FREE
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