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Vol. 77, No. 18


May 3, 2013

Assistant SecNav Natsuhara visits NASP By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

A recently completed energy conservation project was the star attraction April 30 when Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN) for Energy, Installations and Environment (EI&E) Roger M. Natsuhara visited Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). In his position, Natsuhara develops

department-wide policies, procedures, advocacy and strategic plans. He also oversees all Department of Navy functions and programs related to installations, safety, energy and environment. Natsuhara’s day began with a briefing from NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins and command leaders at the base headquarters, Bldg. 1500. Following that meeting,

While on a tour of an air conditioning chiller plant at the National Naval Aviation Museum, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment Roger M. Natsuhara (left) receives a briefing from Siemans Industry Inc.’s Matthew Ridley as NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins (center) looks on. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Hoskins escorted Natsuhara on a sweeping tour of area bases with stops at NASP, NASP Corry Station and Saufley Field. Other members of the tour group included Capt. Christopher Kiwus, commanding officer, of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast; and NAS Pensacola Public Works Officer, Cmdr. Steve Zimmerman. The first stop on the tour was the chiller plant for the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) complex, which includes the National Flight Academy. Base officials teamed up with civilian contractors and museum officials to make a presentation about the project, which is expected to save the Navy a minimum of $400,000 per year in utility costs. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast’s Public Works Department (PWD) Pensacola completed the project Feb. 28,

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Remembering Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month ... During an early morning candlelight vigil onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola April 26, Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Command Master Chief Michael Knowles discusses with students, staff members and the members of the command’s Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) how shipmates should look out for each other. Candles were lit to remember the 45 restricted and unrestricted reported cases of sexual assault in the Pensacola area during 2012. Photos by Lt. Jonathan Bacon

NETC command-owned HRO opens on NAS Pensacola Forbes issue a network concern From Ron Borlan NASP Information Assurance Manager

A special issue of Forbes magazine (with others likely to follow) has a Wi-Fi access point glued into the magazine, with a battery operated power source included. The concern is bringing one of these magazines into our secure spaces since the Wi-Fi access point in the magazine is a transceiver. Do not do it. Be cognizant of items you carry. We are liable to see, and hopefully we do see them, more creative and surreptitious ways of introducing wireless connectivity into our lives.

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Story, photo by Ed Barker NETC PAO

The opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Naval Education and Training Command’s (NETC) Human Resources Office (HRO) was held April 30 at Bldg. 680 on Naval Air Station Pensacola. Previously, HRO services for NETC and its activities were handled by five different Navy Human Resources Service Centers around the country. With the new NETC HRO standup, HR services for NETC civilian per-

sonnel will be provided by the new office and the Office of Civilian Human Resources (OCHR) Operations Center – Stennis, previously known as the Human Resources Service Center (HRSC) – Southeast. “This change to a command-owned human relations (HR) service delivery model will result in significant improvements in service to NETC, providing improved services and clearer, simpler management,” said Janice Travis, NETC’s director of civilian human resources. “We will see a common approach to HR efforts,

Rear Adm. Don Quinn, NETC commander; Tim Berryhill, Office of Civilian Human Resources, Stennis; Genie Milhouse, NETC Human Resources Office; Janice Travis, NETC Human Resources director; and Capt. John Jones, NETC chief of staff; cut a ribbon officially opening the NETC HRO office April 30.

clearer lines of accountability and more consistent resourcing and execution in HR efforts by having an office dedicated to NETC.” Three key characteristics of command-owned HR are: 1. Alignment of key HR functions/decisions under the control of the commander. 2. Realignment of the HRSCs by command to improve functionality. 3. Establishing a common set of HR policies, processes, tools, Information Technology systems and technical authority governed by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Rear Adm. Don Quinn, NETC commander, was the guest speaker for the ribbon cutting. “The NETC HRO will allow us to get back to the model where our people are taking care of our people,” said Quinn. “Our inhouse HR professionals understand the NETC mission and unique

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Carl Jackson, community development specialist from the Gulf Power company demonstrates the dangers of high power transmission lines to Sailors and Marines at the Naval Aviation Schools Command 2013 Health and Safety Fair. Photo by Ed Barker

NASC campaigns for health and safety with fair By Ens. Jesse Boyette NASC PAO

The Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) held its annual Health and Safety Fair April 26 in the Aviation Support Equipment hangar at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). Thirty organizations volunteered and provided dozens of displays combined with health screenings and safety demonstrations to more than 2,500 Sailors and Marines. Required for NASC staff and students, the event was also open to all NAS Pensacola personnel and the general public. Topics highlighted during the event ranged from body mass screenings to swimming safety. Gulf Power’s electrical safety demonstration, which used an electrically-charged model with power lines, was a favorite for Ens. Brittany Artis, student naval flight officer at NASC. “I had no idea that I am so vulnerable to electrocution even when not directly touching any electrical wires,” said Artis. “Thanks to the demonstration, I now

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May 3, 2013


Bloom where you’re planted: A story of a military childhood By Lt. Danielle Monteil Staff pediatrician, NHP

Not unlike the currently estimated two million military children, my childhood reads like one huge road trip: Beeville, Texas; Coronado, Calif.; Orange Park, Fla.; Coronado, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.; Newport, R.I.; Belleview, Neb.; Pensacola; Mayport, Fla.; Montgomery, Ala.; Pensacola. The average military child moves between six and nine times during their school years alone. As we celebrate the military child (in April), we take the time to acknowledge their vulnerabilities and pay tribute to their incredible resilience. My military life began as a military child. My father, a Navy pilot, served his country for 29 years. He completed seven deployments and between work-ups, cool downs, temporary additional duties and the four years he spent as a geographical bachelor, he missed about half of the Christmases, birthdays, school plays and soccer games in my first 18 years. Long before the era of the internet, e-mail and video chatting, I remember weekend mornings spent at the kitchen table writing letters to daddy and recording tapes (yes, I said tapes) of us telling him about our week, our friends, teachers, piano recitals and whatever else. I packaged them in envelopes and wrote “war zone” on the top right corner instead of affixing a stamp. I brought a much loved, dog-eared laminated photo of my dad to parents day at my school. I remember the longest day of my life after my mom got “the call” that his plane had gone down. They didn’t know his status and there was a six-hour wait to hear his voice and learn he was OK. Despite these sacrifices, I consider myself one of the lucky ones. Since 9/11, somewhere between 2,0003,000 children have lost a parent in the military and far more have a parent who has been wounded in action. I did experience some of the gaps and struggles that many military children encounter. I never read “The Great Gatsby” in school. However, I did end up reading “A Tale of Two Cities” in two different grades. I struggled with getting to know a new town, school and classVisit from page 1

said Lt. Cmdr. Rich Contreras, director of the Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division (FEAD) for the NASP PWD. Contreras said the plant is of note because it is one of the largest energy projects completed on the base in the last three years. “I think it is a win-win for not only the base and the museum, but for the entire Navy,” he said. The result of a $7 million utility energy services contract (UESC) with Pensacola Energy and Siemens Building Technologies Division, the project’s energy savings is expected to make significant contributions toward the mandated requirements of the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007 and Executive Order 13423, which require specific reductions in energy in federal facilities of at least 30 percent, by fiscal year 2015. The work included the replacement of 19 rooftop air handling units and upgrades to the energy management control system for the NNAM as well as high efficiency chiller and cooling tower replacements. Samuel D. Lee, construction manager with the NASP Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division (FEAD), said the project was a complete success from beginning to end. “The contractor delivered a

Lt. Danielle Monteil (left), staff pediatrician, Naval Hospital Pensacola, grew up as a military child with her sister and understands the struggles and joys of being one. Her father was a Navy pilot and spent 29 years in the Navy.

mates every year or so. Always the new girl, I was often frustrated that the children in my class already had made their friends long ago and were wary of the military child. Why become friends with the new child when you know they are probably going to move at the end of the year? Which is what we usually did. My parents did a great job of filling these gaps as we migrated across the country. I learned U.S. history in the back of the minivan while visiting national parks, historic sites and famous cities. I learned math while they quizzed us on the price per mile based on how much gas we bought between pit stops (the numbers were easier in those days … gas was cheaper). My mother would read classic novels such as “The Secret Garden” to pass the time and help us catch up on some of the books we missed in school. I learned that home was where my family was, and family was what was important. An important lesson I learned was that there were two constants in my life. My family and the military family were always there for me. Arriving at a new place became second nature. You unpacked the beds first, then the kitchen. That way you would have a place to sleep and could find the coffee pot

high quality installation one month ahead of schedule,” he said. “This project should save the taxpayers a considerable amount of money due to energy savings.” Museum director, retired Navy captain Robert “Bob” Rasmussen, is happy with the results. “It seems to work like a charm,” he said. “I mean its just an even temperature all of the time and no hassle. It is just a real improvement over what we had before. We haven’t seen the hot season yet, but I am very impressed.” Natsuhara, who has an engineering background and retired from the U.S. Navy in 2008 with 25 years of service, said he got a positive first impression of NASP. “You guys have a really good CO, he seems like he is very knowledgeable,” he said. “I am looking forward to the rest of the tour.” The NASP visit also included walkthrough tours of Naval Air Technical Training Center (NAATC) quarters and classrooms before the group sat down for lunch at the NAS Galley. After lunch, Natsuhara hit the road for tours of NASP Corry Station, Naval Hospital Pensacola, the Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC), the Navel Exchange and commissary complex and Saufley Field, before departing for his next stop at Naval Air Station Meridian in Mississippi.

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demands it places on our civilian personnel. As we get this right, fleet readiness will improve, because fleet readiness starts here at NETC.” The NETC HRO will serve more than 4,500 civilians enterprise-wide and consist of 22 HR personnel located in Bldg. 680 on NASP and five additional HR specialists at other site locations with concentrations of NETC personnel, including Norfolk, Va., and San Diego. “In today’s Navy HR environment, commands must have the ability to adapt quickly to changing and unique mission requirements,” added Travis. “This new approach will enable NETC to tailor our human capitol decisions and resources both strategically and operationally.”

The Human Resources decentralization plan was created last year by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs with the goal of delivering more streamlined and customer-focused support. “A major advantage to this change to command-owned servicing is that HR professionals will be able to focus solely on the major command to which they are assigned and are not required to focus on several different commands at the same time,” said Patricia C. Adams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Civilian Human Resources. “This new organization will provide better customer service through specific, command-focused HR teams and better partnerships with customers.”

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know how to escape safely from a vehicle touching a downed power line.” According to NASC Safety Officer John Prince, this event remains a prime example of the Navy’s concern with the wellbeing of its personnel. “This fair demonstrates NASC’s constant emphasis on safety and is in addition to the mandatory safety training throughout the year for our staff and students,” said Prince. “As a result of our aggressive safety programs, we have seen a reduction in the injury rate of our personnel by 52 percent during the past three years.” The event functions annually as NASC’s kickoff for the Navy’s 100 Critical Days of Summer program. According to the Naval Safety Center,

May 3, 2013

Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White 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.

in the morning. Once your bedroom was done, it was time to meet the children in your neighborhood. For the most part, we lived in base housing. I didn’t have to explain where I was from or how long I was staying. Instead, we could just be friends, and with each new command came new family friends and old friends reunited. The military family was a built-in support system. There was always someone who would come over and fix the leaky toilet, wrestle the children in the backyard and help put up hurricane shutters. We all ate meals together, played in the park together and understood how to say goodbye when it was time to go. With any luck, in a duty station or two, we’d be together again. Looking back, I see that my childhood cultivated some of my greatest strengths. Military children learn adaptability from experiencing so many cultures and ways of life. They have seen more of this country than the average person, and while they may miss out on having to read “To Kill a Mockingbird,” they get the benefit of multiple school systems to learn from. In each new place, they can choose whether to continue the old sport or pick out a new one. Often necessary through a parent’s deployment, they learn responsibility and independence when they are young. Out of the struggle to learn to survive, they learn to thrive wherever they are. Military children bloom wherever they are planted and now that cycle begins again with my family. As I watch my daughter wobbling around on unsure feet, I examine the choices I’ve now made as a military parent. My husband and I have secured her stability with parents that will always put family first, a military community that will support her and a lifestyle that will show her the world, as well as, teach her strength, adaptability, resilience and understanding. To my daughter, and all the military children, I salute you. Your parents and your military family are so very proud of who you are and how you have blossomed despite all we have asked of you. And now begins my daughter’s great adventure: San Diego, Calif.; Pensacola ...

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Confession of a guilty mom: Battery by blender By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

“MOLINARI!” the emergency room (ER) nurse bellowed, jolting my Navy husband and I out of our waiting room stupor. Tearing our eyes from hypnotic crime show reruns playing on the wallmounted television, we scrambled to move our 12-year-old daughter, who had been placed in a wheelchair to elevate her lacerated foot. “So, what happened?” the nurse asked. “It was the blender,” I blurted, nervously. “The blender?” the nurse looked in horror at our daughter’s foot, wrapped in a dishtowel. “Well, no, her foot wasn’t actually in the blender ... it was on the floor ... and the blender was in the freezer.” “In the freezer?” the nurse asked, confused. “I ... it was me ... ,” I mumbled culpably, “I put the glass pitcher in the freezer. When my daughter opened the door, it fell out and cut her foot.” “Ah,” said the nurse, who seemed relieved to not be dealing with a frappè d foot. “Let’s take a quick look.” As our daughter winced and whined, we carefully unraveled the dishtowel. “Hmmm ... looks like you’re gonna need a few stitches young lady,” the nurse said. The nurse fired questions at us – “full name, date of birth,

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 19 years (and running). Her humor column, “The Meat and Potatoes of Life,” appears weekly in newspapers and on Stripes Military Moms, a website associated with Stars and Stripes newspaper. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat Molinari and her family are currently stationed at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla. address, phone number, TRICARE Prime or Standard, sponsor’s Social” – while tapping away at her computer. Then, after a pregnant pause, she looked intently at us and carefully enunciated, “Has

your daughter ever had stitches before?” “No,” I answered immediately. My mind waffled and my eyes darted as I thought, “Should I tell her about that face plant she did into the side of the backyard playset? She didn’t need stitches, but if I don’t mention that, will she think I’ve got something to hide? Why is she asking this question anyway? Does she think we are abusive parents with a long history of suspicious ER visits? I guess the whole blender story does sound a bit suspect, and I was the one who put the blender in the freezer to begin with. I should have known it would slide off that bag of chicken tenders. It was my fault. I’m sure she’s alerting the police right now. I think I hear sirens.” “Sit tight in the waiting room. When the doctor is ready for you, we’ll get you all fixed up,” the nurse said with a smile. We settled back into the waiting room, just in time to see a withering cross examination on “Matlock.” Stagnating under the unforgiving fluorescent lights for another hour, we reassured our daughter, analyzed the people around us, leafed through dog-eared magazines, and watched an episode of “Hill Street Blues.” Just as I thought cobwebs were forming, our name was called.

The X-ray technician, the billing rep, the nurse, the doctor – they all asked the same questions. First a battery of rapid-fire queries regarding tedious details were launched in robotic succession, followed by one carefully worded question delivered police-interrogation style. I can’t recall if the final question was “Has your daughter had stitches before?” or “Are you the abusive parent who negligently put the blender in the freezer sideways?” but I am certain that they had it out for me. I prayed they would not find out about our two older children, who have had their share of ER visits in past tours. Three broken bones, two pulled elbows, and at least a dozen stitches; with such typical excuses – fell off the couch, fell off the playset, fell into the playset, fell down the stairs. It all sounded so textbook, I was sure that the police were on their way to haul me off to jail. But finally, after 30 minutes of treatment and three hours of waiting, we were released. Feeling like some kind of middle-aged jailbird, I sheepishly wheeled my daughter back to the ER entrance. Suddenly, “YOU’RE UNDER ARREST!” blared from the waiting room. I considered bolting, but I was really looking forward to our upcoming PCS to Rhode Island, and besides, I would need to pack my fiber pills and

contour pillow before I could lead a life on the run. Just as I turned to face the wall and spread ’em, I noticed that the order had come from “CHiPs” actor Erik Estrada as Officer “Ponch” Poncherello on the wall-mounted TV, and I realized that I was free to go. On our way back to base, while my daughter sipped a conciliatory Whataburger chocolate shake, I turned to her in an effort to relieve the stillfresh pang of guilt and said, “Lollipop, if I hadn’t put that blender in the freezer sideways, none of this would’ve happened. I’m so sorry.” “It’s OK, mom,” she said between sips. “It’s not your fault. It was just an accident.” Along with my heart and that chocolate shake, my mother’s guilt finally melted away.

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May 3, 2013


Earth Day celebrated onboard NASP


arth Day events held April 19 and April 22 onboard NAS Pensacola at the Navy Exchanges (NEX) highlighted a variety of alternative energy vehicles, vendors with “green” products and booths with information to help create awareness for environmental consciousness.

A group of Marines listens as Gulf Power’s Lee Robinson explains the charging system of a Chevy Volt April 22 at NEX Aviation Plaza. Though Volt is an electric car, an onboard gasoline engine can charge its internal batteries through a generator for extended cruising range. Photo by Mike O’Connor

MATSG-21’s Sgt. Josue Hernandez gets a good impression as he fires up the Chevy Volt. “It looks awesome; it’s really pretty nice,” Hernandez said. “The displays tell you the electric power in front of the fuel and it’s a nice design overall.” Photo by Mike O’Connor

“This chicken is off the chain,” said one Soldier who enjoyed a sample from Chef’s Blend Spreads Inc. Food samples were among the many attractions at the NEX Mall’s Earth Day event April 19. Photo by Alex Sharp

Jim Paulis, potter and member of Blue Morning Gallery, demonstrates his artwork on a pottery wheel. Artists and farmers attended the April 19 fair selling a variety of goods. Photo by Alex Sharp

Shoppers pick out potted herbs to take home. “Culinary herbs are real easy to grow on the Gulf Coast and they’re great for you,” said Lorene Adair, owner of Lorene Adair’s Herb Garden. Photo by Alex Sharp

NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer, Capt. Keith Hoskins, shakes hands with children from the Child Development Center (CDC) onboard NASP. The children were visiting the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) booth, where they learned how to properly dispose of fats, oils and greases. Photo by Alex Sharp

ECUA’s Kennie Lyons shows off a pipe-full of simulated fats, oils and greases, or “FOG.” When FOG builds up in pipes, expensive repairs become necessary. This is easily prevented by the proper disposal of FOG-containing items. For information, visit Photo by Mike O’Connor

NAS Pensacola Environmental Protection Specialist Joelle O’Daniel-Lopez (left), Energy Team Leader Lt. j.g. Bart Laycock (center) and Installation Energy Manager Sabrina Williams provide visitors information on environmental awareness and installation’s energy program. Photo by Mike O’Connor

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Digital project uncovers historic documents Photo, story by Sue Brink NAVFAC Southeast PAO

NAS JACKSONVILLE — Status of the Phase I scanning effort for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast Cadastral Modernization Program (CMP) was highlighted April 25 when NavFac Southeast conducted its annual CMP meeting. Cadastral documents are public real estate records, surveys or maps showing ownership, boundaries or value of a property. The NavFac Cadastral staff at each Facilities Engineering Command (FEC) is the official custodian of the Navy and Marine Corps real estate records for its area of responsibility. The team reviewed the way ahead, the importance of the new process in preserving historical records and any process improvements at the meeting. The CMP project is divided into five phases, with each phase being piloted at NavFac Southeast before being used to support other Navy regions. As each phase is successfully completed, a new region will adopt the change. NavFac Southeast Real Estate Cartographer and Geographic Information Systems Specialist Jill Rose keeps the project on task by coordinating meetings with other FECs, and engaging with the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and contractor ICM Document Solutions to implement any process improvements. “Results of these meetings show just how big the project is and the importance of sharing information as we push this pro-

Jake Walls, a land surveyor with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast, reviews real estate documents that are part of the Cadastral Modernization Program (CMP) project. The NavFac Southeast Cadastral team tests procedures before pushing them out to other regions in the Navy.

gram out for others to use,” said Rose. “This project will provide access to their legal documents in real time creating a process that allows them to be able to enter the coordinates of a location and learn everything about the transaction.” Rose explained that the team used available technology to make the workflow easier and the Phase I pilot served as the research and development phase before it was launched to other regions in the Navy. “We had to let go of the way we used to do things and focus on how we could make our process better for everyone who needs the information,” said Rose. Bob McDowell, NavFac Southeast real estate branch head, stated that the project was implemented because a customer requested time-sensitive real estate information. As the team researched and was able to provide the documents within one and a half days, McDowell thought that it should be done

more quickly and began researching new ways to improve the response time. “The needs of our internal and external customers were crucial to this project to provide information as soon as possible,” said McDowell. The team recognized the need for change and came up with innovative ways to be better at what they do. Rose met with the NavFac Southeast real estate team and other stakeholders to decide the best plan of attack for the real estate files. With Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) and NavFac headquarters supporting the ideas of the team, they started to focus on bringing their cadastral documents into the digital age. In a search for the records, the NavFac Southeast Real Estate team discovered many historical documents along the way some historical treasures were discovered buried in boxes. “We have deed transfers with ‘wet’ signatures from Presidents

Tyler, Polk, Bush, as well as Robert F. Kennedy and the Spanish governor of Florida,” Rose said. “Some of the documents are so old and fragile, they needed to be handled with extra care.” The historical discoveries brought immediate attention from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) who visited NavFac Southeast to review some of the documents. Finding out the documents have such a historical importance confirmed the need to duplicate and secure the documents. NARA is an independent agency of the U.S. government assigned to preserve and document government history. Historical data contained in the files at NavFac Southeast provide a glimpse into the former way of transferring, disposing of or acquiring land. “The fact we have documents signed by a Spanish leader transferring property to us is very cool,” said Jake Walls, NavFac Southeast land surveyor. “History lessons are all around us.” “This project is going to make retrieving information easier,” Walls said. “Although it is a huge undertaking, it will be well worth it for our customers and the preservation of important documents.” The project fixes many issues in the old process and includes electronic conversion, retrieval, output and distribution of digital and hardcopy information in the form of original deeds, maps and real estate working files. “Partnering with DLA resulted in a reduction in costs for scanning and file storage, and DLA’s global presence has been vital for

accomplishing this effort NavFac -wide,” Rose said. DLA provided secure access to the files, storage and retrieval capabilities which were critical components for the project. NavFac has multiple surveying and CMP contracts in place which provide access to electronic Cadastral files for contractors at each FEC. DLA provides the scanning and retrieval portion of the project and ICM provides the additional staff required to roll out the new program at each FEC. ICM also developed a customized database program used for tracking the location of the original documents; automated the process for manifesting and bookmarking the pdf documents; and developed a color-coded labeling program for categorizing the different types of interests that are maintained by Cadastral. By creating standard operating procedures (SOP), the team ensured each file was handled correctly and followed a process to prepare the documents for scanning and conversion. SOPs were designed to ensure consistency and uniformity across NavFac . The goal is that all cadastral files are scanned and retrieved in the same way for Navy and Marine Corps interests. “Discovery of missing documents highlights the need for a better record keeping process going forward,” said Shenita Brown, ICM scanning document specialist. The team is working on the next phase (Phase II) of the effort which includes standardizing the contents of all new files stored by Cadastral. The team from DLA and ICM has processed more than 200,000 pieces of documentation since September 2010.



May 3, 2013


NGIS achieves Zumwalt recognition

Lemarian Rasberry (center) and Betty Wallin (to his immediate left) celebrate the receipt of the Zumwalt Award for hospitality management with their staff members March 27 at the NASWF Navy Gateway Inn and Suites. Photo by Lori Aprilliano. From NASWF PAO


aval Air Station Whiting Field’s Navy Gateway Inn and Suites (NGIS) earned highly sought-after recognition as a recipient of the Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Award for excellence in lodging management. The award recognizes the highest level of lodging service standards, and each year, half of Navy installations go through the inspection process. Commands which attain a five-star rating are honored with the Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Award. Only 10 NGIS facilities worldwide were rec-

ognized as 2012 award winners, and the NAS Whiting Field NGIS is one of only five in the United States to receive the prestigious designation. It is recognition that greatly excited the facility’s staff. “It’s always great to earn recognition like that. Just knowing that all the hard work, dedi-

cation, and teamwork paid off was terrific,” NGIS Manager Betty Wallin said about the award. “These employees work hard all the time and they deserve it.” The Whiting Field NGIS is no stranger to the Zumwalt Award with three others hanging proudly over the lobby

entrance. The staff earned the five-star designation in 2001, 2003, 2008 and now 2012. Wallin, who stepped into the manager position late in 2012, emphasized that Lemarian Rasberry, the previous manager, established a goal that the facility would always be prepared for an inspection. No matter when the inspection team would come, his aim was that the rooms would always be ready, and it is still a staff-wide effort to be prepared at all times. “Our goal is to be a five-star facility all the time,” Wallin said. “The staff goes above and beyond to make sure that

everything is as perfect as it can be.” The award was established in 1974 by the Secretary of the Navy to recognize outstanding hospitality within the Navy lodging establishments. NGIS operations receive a rating of three, four, or five stars based on several categories including amenities, service, facility quality, and financial management. A five-star rating is awarded to an installation’s entire NGIS operation if they achieve an overall score of 95 percent or higher. The ratings are established by a Commander, Navy Installations

Command (CNIC) accreditation team. The team conducted an unannounced inspection of the entire facility including housekeeping services, rooms, common areas, front desk operations, personnel management, financial and logistics management. “From top to bottom the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites at Whiting Field is a first rate operation,” Capt. Matthew Coughlin, the base commanding officer stated. “This award only recognizes what I already knew – that we have a fantastic team and a facility we can be proud of.”

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Ceremony to honor Korean War hero

A ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow, May 4, at Rosemond Johnson Beach on Perdido Key to honor the memory of the first AfricanAmerican from the Pensacola area to die in the Korean War. The beach – part of Gulf Islands National Seashore – is named after Pvt. Rosamond Johnson Jr., who was killed July 26, 1950, after carrying two wounded men to safety under enemy fire. Johnson was 17; he enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was 15, about the time that President Harry Truman ordered the U.S. military to become integrated. Prior to integration, Perdido Key beaches were among the few beaches where blacks were allowed. Speakers will include Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, Park Superintendent Daniel Brown, and Alison Davenport, past president of the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Information Center. The service will include a color guard, chorus and bugler from the performance unit of the Navy. For more information, go to www.visit

Special Olympics needs golf coaches

The local Special Olympics organization is looking for some golf coaches. If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact a representative of the group via an e-mail to or

Budget for Baby classes being offered

Officials at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society are offering Budget for Babies classes. Classes at NAS Pensacola are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9 and May 23 at the NMCRS facility in Bldg. 191 at 91 Radford Blvd. A class at NAS Whiting Field is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow, May 4, in the atrium building. For more information or to make reservations, call 452-2300.

Sunset Run scheduled for May 11

St. John Catholic School, 325 South Navy Blvd., will present the 30th annual Sunset 5K Run/Walk and One Mile Fun Run at 5:30 p.m. May 11. Registration is available at (event listing-Pensacola Sunset Run) or by calling the school at 456-5218. Registration includes moisturewick race shirt (first 1,000) and entrance to all postrace festivities with food, entertainment and awards presentation. Registration is $20 through May 10 and $25 on the day of the race. The course is USATF certified and professionally timed. For more information, call 456-5218.

Coffee shop to open at NEX mall

The Naval Exchange (NEX) Pensacola Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West, will soon be celebrating the opening of its newest addition, The Whirled Cup. A military spouse and family member, owner Teresa Beer will be offering coffee and pastry selections to service members and their families. Beer started The Whirled Cup on Saufley Field Road in 2008 with her daughter, Angela Wells, and her son, Matthew Beer, who will be operating the business at NASP Corry Station’s Navy Exchange Mall. The Whirled Cup is planning to be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call 458-8250.

Turn out for West Virginia Day May 5

The 25th annual West Virginia Day is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at the Santa Rosa Auditorium, 4530 Old Bagdad Highway, in Milton. All transplanted West Virginians, expecially military personnel, in the Pensacola area are invited. Admission is free, but donations to cover rental of the auditorium will be accepted. Everyone should bring a covered dish. You also can bring West Virginia artifacts that you would like to display. For more information call, Beverly Cavnar at 968-6726 or Sandra McLaughlin at 944-6503.

NEX Aviation Plaza plans fishing event

The semi-annual Fishing Frenzy is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 15 at the Navy Exchange Aviation Plaza aboard NASP, 250 Saufley St., Bldg. 607. The event will feature the latest fishing gear along with updates on Florida fishing regulations and water safety. Refreshments will be served. There also will be a dunk tank and a mullet toss competition and of course do not forget to register to win a fishing rod combo. For more information, call 341-6681.

Walk to support homeless veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs Joint Ambulatory Care Center will present a 2K walk and roll event in support of employee wellness and homeless veterans on May 15. The event will be conducted at two time intervals, 9-9:30 a.m. and 10-10:30 a.m. The event is open to the public, including participants who use wheelchairs. The event will be held at the rear of the facility, which is located at 790 Veterans Way along Highway 98 West. The event will benefit homeless veterans. Participants are asked to donate any of the following

Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. items that will be distributed by VA personnel to homeless veterans: bus passes, flashlights, batteries, T-shirts, backpacks, meal cards, towels, socks and hygiene items. A donation is not mandatory to participate. For more information, contact Jill Amos at 9122090.

Hope golf tournament coming up

The Air Force Enlisted Village’s major local fundraising event, the 10th annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic, is scheduled for May 17-18 at the Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) Golf Course in Niceville. Cost for the two day tournament is $150 per person. Proceeds from the event benefit military widows in need residing at the Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV). Play begins at 12:03 p.m. May 17 on The Eagle course. Golfers will play again starting at 8:30 a.m. May 18 and an awards luncheon is scheduled. Registration is open online at GolfClassic or by calling (850) 651-3766. To learn more about the Air Force Enlisted Village, go to

Flight Academy scholarships available

The National Flight Academy is accepting scholarship applications for 7th to 12th grade students for 5½ day summer sessions. Application are available online at scholarship. A limited number of scholarships are available. Regular registration for summer sessions is also open online at Students will live aboard the virtual aircraft carrier, Ambition, where they will experience an immersive, aviation-based adventure that focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education. For more information, call (850) 458-7836 or send an e-mail to

Marine spouse training class May 4

A L.I.N.K.S. for Spouses training class has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 4, in the commanding officer’s conference room at the MATSG-21 Headquarters, Bldg. 3450, 211 Farrar Road. The class is free and all military spouses are welcome. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Beth Austin, MCFTB trainer, at 452-9460, ext. 3012, or e-mail

Registration open for Embry-Riddle

Registration will be open through May 31 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The NASP office is at 250 Chambers Ave., in Bldg. 634, Suite 033. Hours aboard NAS Pensacola are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The NAS Whiting Field office is in Bldg, 1417, Room 163. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Classes begin May 31. Dates for late registration and add/drop deadlines will be May 31 to June 6. New student orientation will be 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 29 at the NAS Pensacola office. For more information, call 458-1098, send an e-mail to, or visit

Fiddler to be featured at May 8 event

The Music Study Club will feature “Fiddlin’ ” Frances Michaels at its program May 8 at Pleitz Chapel at First Baptist Church in Pensacola. Michaels will perform and discuss folk-violin music in a program entitled “From Scotland and Ireland to Bluegrass Kentucky.” Refreshments/coffee will be served at 10 a.m. and the program begins at 10:30 a.m. The event is free and the public is invited. For more information, go to www.pensacola

Japanese films to be featured May 11

The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida will present a Japanese Film Festival from noon to 9 p.m. May 11 at the Movies 4 theater, 1175 Gulf Breeze Parkway, in the Live Oak Village shopping center in Gulf Breeze. The schedule for the inaugural event will feature: • 1 p.m.: “Yojimbo,” directed by Akira Kurosawa, is a classic 1961 jidaigeki (or period drama). The movie was the inspiration for Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars” starring Clint

Eastwood. • 4 p.m.: “Ping Pong” is Fumihiko Sori’s 2002 live-action adaptation of a popular manga by Taiyo Matsumoto. • 7 p.m.: In 2009’s “Summer Wars,” writer-director Mamoru Hosoda imagines a world where nearly every aspect of people’s lives are linked to a giant social network called Oz. There also will be food and drink tastings, video segments about Japan’s recovery from last year’s earthquake and a demonstration of the Japanese tea ceremony. Admission is $15 per person, or $5 for JapanAmerica Society members. Space is limited, so guests are encouraged to RSVP in advance. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail or visit

Marianna fly-in scheduled for May 18

The Marianna fly-in, usually held in the fall, has been moved to mark National Armed Forces Day. This year’s fly-in is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at Marianna Municipal Airport, 3689 Industrial Park Drive. The event will feature the Chipola R/C Aviator, aircraft displays, Young Eagles rides, helicopter rides, food, arts and crafts and prize drawings. A Lockheed 12 from the movie “Amelia” is also scheduled to be on display. A free pancake breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to participating pilots. There also will be a $1 discount on general aviation fuel. In conjunction with the fly-in, an FAA safety seminar is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. May 17. Dinner will be provided. For more information, call (850) 482-2281 or email

Theater group staging comedy-drama

Panhandle Community Theatre will present “Squabbles” at 7:30 p.m. May 17, May 18, May 24 and May 25 and 2:30 p.m. May 19 and May 26. The comedy-drama written by Marshall Karp centers around a newly-formed dysfunctional household. Tickets are $15. Seating is limited for each show. For reservations, call 221-7599 or e-mail The non-profit Panhandle Community Theatre is located one mile off Highway 90 in Pace, in the Storage Masters Center, 4646 Woodbine Road. For more information, go to www.panhandlecommunity

Leadership simulcast being presented

The Chick-fil-A restaurant at Nine Mile Road will partner with Pensacola Professional Development Institute (PPDI), a program of Pensacola Young Professionals, to present the Chick-fil-A Leadercast from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 800 East Nine Mile Road. Simulcast live from Atlanta, this year’s theme is “Full,” and high-profile speakers include: • Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric. • Mike Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball coach for Duke University and Team USA. • Lt. Cmdr. Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie “Act of Valor.” • Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State (2005-2009). Tickets can be purchased for $79 through PPDI on their website, Breakfast and lunch are included. For more information, visit

Newcomer’s Club offers games, lunch

Members of the Newcomer’s Club of Greater Pensacola gather monthly on the second Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Pensacola Yacht Club for games and a luncheon/meeting. The cost is $14 and includes lunch. The club is open to all women who have resided in Pensacola two years or less. The monthly activities include a book club, Bunco, bowling, chef’s night out and other events. For more information, call Valerie Zubke at 530-3926 or e-mail her at For more details about the club, go to

Coin collectors to meet May 16

Members of the Pensacola Numismatic Society, a coin collecting club, will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation on coin security. A coin auction will be held after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For information, call Mark Cummings, 332-6491.

Hit the trails with Western Gate group

The Florida Trail Association develops, maintains, protects and promotes hiking trails throughout the state. Members of the Western Gate Chapter of the group, which includes Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, organize regular hikes, campouts, backpacking and canoe trips and bike excursions. For more information about the group’s activities, go to or sign up at



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NASP command’s Civilians of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight


Navy embraces inclusion during 2013 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month By Navy Office of Diversity and Inclusion Public Affairs


A S H I N G TO N (NNS) – The Navy joins the nation in celebrating the contributions of generations of patriots during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month throughout May. Liang, who immigrated to the United States from China at age 20, said he came to America speaking almost no English and joined the Navy after pursuing further education in New York. During the exercise, Liang performed as translator for Cmdr. Chris D. Stone, commanding officer of USS Winston S. Churchill. “This is a unique opportunity to use both my native and adopted languages in service of my country,” said Liang. According to Stone, “On-site translation and briefing on customs helped ensure solid communication between U.S. Navy and PLA(N) Sailors, along with aiding us in understanding the cultural nuances that help both sides better understand each other.” “My opportunity to take part in this exchange, and in the Navy itself, reminds me that I serve a country that accepts people from many different parts of the world,” said Liang. “No matter where and how I serve, I’m still serving for my freedom and my country.” Asians and Pacific Islanders of various nationalities and ancestry have been serving in our Navy since the early 19th century. Asians and Pacific Islanders have continued to be at the forefront as leaders in every aspect of American life, including Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii’s first congressman and the first Japanese American to serve in Congress. Having enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 17 and serving during World War II, Sen. Inouye was a great champion of all the armed forces throughout his career. He received the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism and indomitable leadership during an engagement in World War II. On Dec. 17, 2012, Sen. Inouye passed away, leaving behind a noted legacy of leadership and a drive to enhance inclusion in

The Navy announced April 29 in NavAdmin 115/13, this year’s national theme is “Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion.” Inclusion is a recognition that diversity of ideas, experiences, areas of expertise and backgrounds contribute significantly to the Navy’s ability to fulfill its variety of missions both today and in the future. USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) exemplified this year’s theme of embracing cultural values and inclusion by utilizing the talents, language skills and cultural backgrounds of three Sailors to further their mission in the U.S. Navy’s first bilateral anti-piracy exercise with China’s People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)).

NAS Pensacola’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Month program will be held May 22 at 1 p.m. in the NASC auditorium; Pensacola City Council President P.C. Wu will be guest speaker. For more information, call 452-3995. In September 2012, USS Winston S. Churchill and the Chinese Frigate Yi Yang (FF 548) conducted visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) drills near the Horn of Africa to enhance cooperative anti-piracy efforts. During the exercise, three Churchill Sailors were utilized as translators. SH2 Junwen Liang, SHSN Qing Su and LS3 Guo Rui Liu, all Chinese immigrants, played an integral role in the success of the exercise by bridging both the language and the cultural gaps between the two crews.

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Capt. Nicholas Mongillo, commanding officer of the Pacific Missile Range Facility, speaks during a memorial service honoring the late Sen. Daniel Inouye. Hundreds attended a memorial service at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Hawaii to pay respects and bid farewell to Sen. Daniel Inouye, who died Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by MC2 Mathew J. Diendorf

the armed forces and across the country. In 2013, Sailors of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage comprise 6.5 percent of the active-duty naval force. More than 20,000 active-duty Sailors, 4,000 reservists, and 18,900 Navy civilian employees identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander, including 10 flag officers, 9 members of the Senior Executive Service (SES), and 176 master chief petty officers. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders encompass more than 50 ethnic and language groups, representing a vast array of cultures, nationalities, and historical roots. Directed by Congress in 1978 and established by presidential proclamation in 1979, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week was first observed the week of May

4, 1979. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush expanded the observance to encompass the entire month, and in 1992, Congress passed a law permanently designating May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute provides printable posters, presentations, guidance for organizing observance, and educational facts on their website, http://www.deomi. org/ under the section “Special Observances.” For more information about the history of Asian and Pacific Islanders and their numerous contributions to the Navy, visit http://www.history. special%20highlights/asian/asianindex.htm.

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Color Me ‘Dragon power’

The grizzled old sea captain was quizzing a young naval student. “What steps would you take if a sudden storm came up on the starboard?” “I’d throw out an anchor, sir.” “What would you do if another storm sprang up aft?” “I’d throw out another anchor, sir.” “But what if a third storm sprang up forward?” “I’d throw out another anchor, captain.” “Just a minute, son. Where in the world are you getting all these anchors?” “From the same place you’re getting all your storms, sir.”

Sea college ...

At my house ... A Navy officer was cutting through the crew’s quarters of his ship one day and happened upon a Sailor reading a magazine with his feet up on the small table in front of him. “Sailor. Do you put your feet up on the furniture at home?” the officer demanded. “No, sir, but we don’t land airplanes on the roof either.”




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NASP command’s Civilians of the Quarter From staff reports


AS Pensacola command’s Senior Civilian of the Quarter (SCoQ) for first quarter 2013 is Air Ops’ Chris Scott; Junior Civilian of the Quarter (JCoQ) is Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast’s Sharon Jones. Their nominations read as follows: Christina Scott: “Recognized as a subject matter expert in all aspects of air traffic control, she is routinely selected from amongst her peers as the “go-to” on-thejob instructor (OJTI) for all phases of a trainee’s qualification process. Calm and assertive, she has an uncanny ability to effortlessly provide meaningful instruction and patience necessary to keep a trainee focused during high tempo operations and complex control situations. As a result, her contributions have led to the completion of 618 training hours and 27 qualifications for the (NASP) air traffic control facility this quarter including four radar and tower supervisors. “Responsible to the commanding officer for the operational performance and professional development of two 18controller watch teams (and) five civilians. As a facility watch supervisor (FWS), she constantly

puts forth the extra effort in the execution of her job assignments seeing success as being connected to action thus keeping the facility personnel moving, attentive to the tasks at hand and studying required professional material. “As a tower supervisor, she is responsible for the operational efficiency of the control tower watch team. She coordinates aircraft movement between Pensacola Approach Control, Pensacola International Airport, NAS Whiting Field, (NOLF) Choctaw and Sherman Control Tower. As a radar supervisor, she oversees the operational efficiency of the radar watch team while coordinating between FAA control agencies; Houston Center, Jacksonville Center and Pensacola approach as well as Eastern Air Defense Sector, Western Air Defense Sector, Coast Guard on active search and rescue missions, and supervisor of shipbuilding, Pascagoula.

Christina Scott

Sharon Jones

“Scott is committed to ensuring that the facility has the most current information available for operational procedures and control instructions. She was instrumental in the review of division’s facility manual ... pertaining to the control and coordination affecting the safe movement of aircraft. “Outstanding Instrument Ground School (IGS) instructor. Completely committed to the professional development of more than 135 Navy, Air Force and civilian instructor pilots. Meticulously teaches all aspects of air traffic control procedures and prepared a power point course rules brief for SOAR squadron detachment and safety training for Carrier Training Wing Six. “This quarter she has directly controlled and coordinated the safe and successful completion of more than 19,375 mishap-free flight operations in support of TW-6, the Blue Angels and fleet squadron detachments.”

Sharon Jones: “Jones is extremely dedicated and highly skilled and a tremendous asset to Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast. She is extremely well organized and efficient. Her leadership and enthusiasm motivates others through positive thinking and dedication to the department. She has superior management and coordination skills, especially when it comes to multi-tasking and performing tasks under pressure. “(She) constantly goes above and beyond for the department. On top of her normally assigned duties, she monitors programs and oversees critical fire department information which directly results in the driving of staffing/ manning numbers throughout the department not only for today but justifies future staffing based on call volume and apparatus response times. “Additionally, she masterfully coordinates rough drafts of instructions/notices, monitors and schedules annual physicals for employees, monitors and sched-

ules issuance and renewals of government driver licenses, government purchase card holder/purchaser, TWMS administrator for personnel, maintains office calendars, routes and distributes mail, schedules training for firefighters, maintains updated certification book, tracks budget items, reviews personnel files for entries and monitoring, maintains vehicle status reports, prepares work schedules for new employees, maintains contracts and memorandums of understanding with community and fellow fire stations in town, answers and screens phone calls for the fire chief, maintains all privacy act information (PII), liaison for scheduling of conference room for drug testing, and most recently assigned proctor for the base’s testing control facility. “This additional duty requires her to proctor exams for all firefighters and base personnel who are testing through the Air University E-exam program. This system is the only one that allows base personnel to include tenant units the opportunity to take online exams for certification. “Lastly, Jones coordinates with chief fire inspector on station visits and tours for schools and churches in the local community. These events build a connection between the local community and Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast. This program has been lauded on multiple occasions by the commanding officer for providing a positive influence throughout the community.”

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CID expecting visit from evaluation team May 20-23 On-site review from COE part of process for reaccreditation From Center for Information Dominance PAO

The Center for Information Dominance (CID) will host an on-site evaluation team from the Council on Occupational Education (COE) May 20-23 to complete a reaffirmation of accreditation study. CID has completed an institutional self-study outlining adherence to prescribed standards of curriculum and instructional quality, and will be undergoing the periodic

evaluation process required for reaccreditation. CID, formerly the Center for Cryptology and Naval Technical Training Center Corry Station, has been an accredited institution for postsecondary, non-degree technical training since 1975. The upcoming visit is part of the process that COE uses to continue offering Sailors college credits for the military training they receive at CID. COE is a non-profit voluntary membership organization performing quality assurance

Details • What: Council on Occupational Education. • Address: 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, Ga. 30350. • By phone (707) 3963898 or (800) 917-2081. • On the web: www.

functions and promoting improvement of education and training among workforce development providers. COE is the institutional accrediting body, which certifies CID meets the minimum standards as a post-secondary, non-degree granting, techni-

cal training institution. For Navy vocational and technical schools, COE accreditation certifies adherence to the same instructional standards as public and private academic institutions. Accreditation benefits Sailors by providing greater acceptance of transferable credits from Navy schools to civilian academic institutions. This capability translates into money, time and energy; valuable and expensive resources that the Sailors do not need to repeatedly expend when they aspire to earn associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate degrees during or after military service.

CID is the Navy’s learning center that leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint force training in information operations, information warfare, information technology, cryptology and intelligence. With a staff of nearly 1,300 military, civilian and contracted staff members, CID oversees the development and administration of more than 226 courses at four commands, two detachments and 16 learning sites throughout the United States and in Japan. CID provides training for approximately 24,000 members of the U.S. Armed Services and allied forces each year.





Crawfish served at festival

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

From Fiesta of Five Flags Organization

The Pensacola Crawfish Festival brings a little of the Louisiana bayou to Pensacola with a wide range of Cajun fare such as crawfish poboys, crawfish pies and more than 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish. A 29-year tradition, the three-day festival is presented at Bartram Park in downtown Pensacola. Performers will include Rockin’ Dopsie, Wayne Toups, Cool Rayz, Bayou Boys, Wes Bayless & Rochochet Creek and Revival, an Allman Brothers tribute band. Admission is free today for active duty military. Regular admission is $5 daily or $10 for a weekend pass. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Hours are noon to 11 p.m. today, May 3; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow, May 4; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5. For more information, call 433-6512 or go to www.fiesta The Fiesta 5K and 10K run/walk will kick off at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, May 4. The 10K begins at Pensacola State College, and the 5K starts at Scott Street and 12th Avenue. Both races finish at Seville Square and runners will receive free admission to the festival on the day of the race. For more information, go to

Hawaiian-style fun ... A fire dancer entertains the crowd during a past luau presented by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department. Free entertainment will be one of the attractions of the Family Luau scheduled to start at 5 p.m. May 10 on the recreation lawn at NASP Corry Station. Wrist bands for $3 cover face painting, spray on tattoos, gyro, sumo wrestling, spider climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course and bounce houses. Food will be available for purchase. Entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m. Open to active-duty and retired military, DoD and family members. Photo from MWR

At the movies FRIDAY

“Jurassic Park” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 8 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (2D), PG-13, 5:20 p.m.; “Olympus Has Fallen,” R, 7:40 p.m.


“The Croods” (3D), PG, 12:20 p.m.; “Jurassic Park” (3D), PG-13, 2:50 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m.; “Admission,” PG-13, noon; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (2D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Olympus Has Fallen,” R, 5 p.m.; “The Host,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“The Croods” (3D), PG, noon; “Jurassic Park” (3D), PG-13, 2:10 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” PG-13, 12:20 p.m.; “The Croods” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m.; “Olympus Has Fallen,” R, 4:40 p.m.; “The Host,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.


“Admission,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s Temptation,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Call,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Olympus Has Fallen,” R, 7:10 p.m. (Note: Portside Cinema is now open every Monday.)


“Jurassic Park” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Host,” PG-13, 7:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m., 7:20 p.m.; “The Host,” PG-13, 5 p.m.;

“Olympus Has Fallen,” R, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY COST

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“The Croods” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Olympus Has Fallen,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s Temptation,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

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

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The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: • Cinco de Mayo 5K: 5 p.m. today, May 3. Chip trail run will end at the Mustin Beach Club, where food and drinks will be served. For more information, call 452-9845. • Navy-Armed Forces 2013 Kidsʼ Run: May 8; registration at 3 p.m., race starts at 3:30 p.m. No entry fee. All runs untimed. For 5-6 year-olds (1/2 mile); 7-8 years (1 mile); and 913 years (2 miles). For more information, call 452-2296. • Strongman Competition: May 15, Portside Fitness Center. 11 a.m. for staff and 4:30 p.m. for students. Five events utilizing everyday objects designed to test ultimate strength. For more information, call 452-7810. • All Services Dodge Ball Tournament: 10 a.m. May 11 at Wenzel Gym and Fitness Center, NASP Corry Station. Open elimination. For more information, call 452-6198. • MWR Summer Hire Teen Job Fair: 9 a.m. to noon May 18 in the lobby at Radford Fitness Center. MWR hires eligible teens (ages 15-18) for part-time summer recreation aid jobs. Attend the job fair to interview and pick up applications. For more information, call 4525405. • Armed Force Day Pentathlon: May 18, Corry Station pool. Open to all USA registered swimmers. For more information, call aquatics department at 452-9429 or 554-5700. • British soccer camps: June 10-14 at the Navy Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Four age groups. Register before April 26 and receive a British soccer jersey. Register online at For more information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Movies on the Lawn: At dusk on second and fourth Saturday of month through August on the lawn in front of Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. Bring blankets, chairs and coolers. Movies are free. Check MWR website for notices in case of rain. For information, call 452-2372. • Learn to sail: Blue Angel Park Marina offers sailing classes from April through September. Minimum age 13 without an adult present. Mate A Class is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturday of month. Cost is $35. Mate B Class is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of month. Cost is $40. Boat rental included. Sign up at the Outpost Marina. For more information, call 4534530. • Summer Day Camp: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3 to Aug. 16 at the NASP Youth Center, Bldg 3690. Weekly fees based on total family income. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and field trips included in weekly fee. To register, call Nancy Kilgo at 293-5843. • Aquatics: Outdoor pools open for summer May 25. Corry Station lap swim, 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; recreation swim, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mustin Beach lap swim, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; recreation swim, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 452-9429.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit htm.

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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; go to; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to 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 a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions such as a Military Protective Order (MPO), separation from offender, expedited transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger either command nor 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 provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990 x0; or during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Personal Financial Management Program: Offering “How to Come Up With that 20 Percent; Surviving a Furlough.” Class is open to all active duty, retirees, family members and DoD and contract employees. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Welcoming new personnel: Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. Commands should ensure 100 percent sponsor assignment. Training is offered monthly. Trained sponsors can provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. To register for the

next training session, call 452-5609. • Anger control: How is anger affecting you or your relationships? This workshop illustrates the differences between anger, assertiveness, stress and aggression. You will also learn general skills and practical techniques for managing anger. Class includes two sessions. Next sessions are 10 a.m. to noon May 7 and May 14. For details, call 452-5609. • Improving relationship without talking about it: Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You’ll even learn how to fight ... fairly. Class is two, two-hour sessions; call 452-5609 to register.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 4558280, option 4. • Young Marines of Pensacola: A youth education and service program

for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. Adult staff members are not required to be Marines. For more information, visit www.young You can also contact retired gunnery sergeant Pete Belanger at For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532 or e-mail NAS PensacolaCommunityOutreach@

Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant

•Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Protestant Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic

• Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium.

• Mass, noon Monday, Thursday, and Friday, All Faiths Chapel. Latter Day Saints

• Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant

• Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic

• Mass, noon Sunday. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic

• Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant

• Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.



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