NHP Retiree Town Hall Meeting May 15 ... Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) is holding a Retiree Town Hall Meeting
May 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Command Theater, third floor, Rm. 3051. The focus of this town hall will be the transition of the administrative oversight of NHP to the Defense Health Agency that will occur this year. For patients, this transition will have little or no immediate effect on your experience – your facility, physicians and coverage will remain the same and you will continue to receive the same exceptional level of care and service you deserve from NHP. The town hall is a great opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback to us on the care you receive. If you have any questions, contact the Public Affairs Officer at 505-6796.
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May 3, 2019
NATTC hosts 7th Annual ‘Amazing SAPR Challenge’ Story, photo by Lt. Ian Loomis Naval Air Technical Training Center Public Affairs
Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) students participated in an event designed to reinforce the Department of Defense (DoD)-wide Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) April 26 onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. The “Amazing SAPR Challenge,” now in its seventh year, immediately followed another NATTC event, the organization’s “Chalk the Walk” gathering, which featured staff and students writing inspirational messages on the sidewalk in relation to sexual assault prevention and response. Nearly 4,000 NATTC students participated in the 3.1 mile run, which included four stations at which participants were required to stop and receive a brief talk on the role of alcohol in sexual assault,
Nearly 4,000 Naval Air Technical Training Center students participate in the “Amazing SAPR Challenge,” a 3.1 mile run designed to reinforce the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) event included four stations at which participants were required to stop and receive a brief talk on the role of alcohol in sexual assault, provide an example of different types of intervention, observe a brief skit and identify what type of intervention was portrayed.
provide an example of different types of intervention, observe a brief skit and identify what type of intervention was portrayed. Signs along the race
route provided information to assist participants in answering questions at each stop. “We have so many initial accession service members here
and ensuring that they’re aware of the Navy and DoD policies on sexual assault is something we as leaders should take to heart,” PRC Hezekiah Tolar,
event organizer and NATTC Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) point of contact said. “We are here not only to provide the best aviation technical training, but to also continue these young men and women’s education as Sailors and Marines, and an event such as this is not only fun for the students, but reinforces the DoD stance on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and the provides tools on identifying and preventing sexual assault.” The annual 5K run is designed as an educational event – a proactive effort to instruct participating students about sexual assault resources, the role of alcohol in sexual assault, bystander intervention and supporting victims of sexual assault. Mica Harrell, the NAS Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center SAPR civilian victim advocate, said that the See SAPR on page 2
PPV Housing Survey extended to May 9 From Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Sailors or their families living Public-Private Venture (PPV) housing now have until May 9 to complete their resident satisfaction survey. “The iron is hot and we need you to strike,” Commander, Navy Installations Command Force Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Timmons said. “Your voice is a powerful tool and we need
to leverage it to effect change. If there was ever a time to take a survey that will directly impact you and your families, the time is now. Please don’t miss this opportunity.” Everyone living in the approximately 116,000 housing units that the Navy oversees has a voice. • The survey for the approximately 39,000 privatized family housing units throughout the U.S., including Hawaii, runs through May 9. As of April 30, the survey has a 21.6 percent response
NASP galley wins five-star accreditation From staff reports
NAS Pensacola Food Services has been awarded the five-star accreditation for food service excellence. The five-star accreditation is awarded annually to the highest-performing food service operations within the region. The award is a culmination of a three-part inspection process in which all Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) dining facilities are evaluated. To earn this award, galleys must demonstrate superior management of critical operational elements, to include safety, sanitation, inventory management, financial accountability, customer satisfaction and facility management.
The award is designed to improve food services by encouraging competition among food service operations. The award is a pre-requisite for further competition towards the Captain Edward F. Ney Award. Along with winning the Ney award in 2010, the NAS Pensacola Food Service operation boasts a 17-year streak of Five-Star Excellence Awards. The NAS Pensacola Food Service operation is one of the largest in the Navy, serving nearly 3.5 million meals a year. “I am extremely proud of the entire NAS Pensacola food service team,” Paul Poling, NAS Pensacola Food Service Officer said. “We are in the ‘food’ business,
rate. • The survey for the approximately 6,000 privatized unaccompanied housing units in San Diego and Norfolk runs through May 9. As of April 30, the survey has an 8 percent response rate. • The survey for the approximately 8,300 governmentoperated family housing units around the world runs through June 6. As of April 30, the survey has a 14.3 percent response rate. See Survey on page 2
Enlisted Recognition Breakfast ... Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Command Master Chief Mario Rivers addresses attendees at the Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States’ annual Military Enlisted Recognition Breakfast April 25 at Seville Quarter in Pensacola. The Enlisted Recognition Breakfast honors military enlisted members who have demonstrated significant contribution to their command and to the community. Photo by Lt. Ian Loomis, Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) public affairs; (below), group photo from CIWT Facebook
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May 3, 2019
Getting a grip – at Naval Hospital Pensacola Story, photo by PO1 Brannon Deugan Naval Hospital Pensacola
The Occupational and Physical Therapy Department at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) improves patient’s fine motor skills after an injury, an illness or a disability. Occupational therapy and physical therapy are two specialties that often work side-by-side in patient care. The two are separated at NHP by their focus on body parts with occupational therapy focusing on the upper extremities. “I think a lot of times occupational therapy and physical therapy get thrown into the same bucket, but there is a huge difference,” Lt. Sara Brubaker, occupational and physical therapy department head at NHP said. “Specifically (at NHP), the occupational therapist focuses on the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist.” April was Occupational Therapy Month and occupational therapists enable patients of all ages to live life to the fullest by promoting health and maintaining the readiness of the active duty patients. “Occupational therapy is celebrated annually in the month of April as a remembrance of our early beginnings into practice, our contributions to healthcare and our support of patients,” Lt. Charles
Lt. Charles Knight, occupational therapist at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), works with a patient to improve fine motor skills in his hand at NHP, April 15. Occupational therapy is a science and evidence-based profession that utilizes a holistic approach to help patients increase functional independence in daily life while preventing or minimizing disability through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Knight, occupational therapist at Naval Hospital Pensacola said. Occupational therapy is a science and evidence-based profession that utilizes a holistic approach to help patients increase functional independence in daily life while preventing or minimizing disability through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
“Occupational therapists are known for their use of occupation as a modality,” Knight, from Jeffersonville, Ind. said. “For example, if a patient is having difficulty putting on a shirt after having shoulder surgery, we would actually do some [specific] exercises and go through the particular activity of daily living the patient is struggling to complete.”
Daily tasks at work or even at home can cause patients with injuries to experience difficulties completing even minor duties, which could potentially risk a service member’s readiness. However, the holistic approach of occupational therapy formulates a plan of action to simulate those fine motor skills needed. According to Knight, the occupational therapy clinic experiences a 95 percent return to duty for their patients, which allows those individuals to be mission ready. “There are a lot of things that go into occupational therapy,” Brubaker, from Comer, Ga. said. “The (tasks) of daily living that we take for granted, like being able to tie your shoe again. Occupational Therapists are able to identify concerns as well as the best plan of action to correct the issue.” Occupational therapists address injuries not only from a physical aspect but also on a cognitive level in order to understand if the fine motor skill deficiency is an orthopedic or a neurologic issue. “We are very good at (talking with) patients,” Knight said. “We look at the three main areas of mental, physical and psychosocial health when someone has sustained an injury to ensure we are treating the patient with the appropriate care required.” Survey from page 1 • The survey for the approximately 63,000 governmentoperated unaccompanied housing units around the world runs through June 20. As of April 30, the survey has a 6.4 percent response rate. The resident satisfaction surveys are designed to accurately identify the current state of Navy housing, so that we can make informed decisions. In addition to identifying immediate health or safety concerns, the Navy is looking at larger trends, such as reoccurring issues, the level of customer service and government oversight. Surveys are being conducted by an independent third party, CEL & Associates, and take about 10 minutes to complete. Participants will remain anonymous unless they choose to identify themselves. For those living in PPV housing, surveys are electronic. Residents who have not received the survey are encouraged to email NavyPPVHousingSurvey@ celassociates.com and include name and home address. For all other residents who have not received the survey or need more information, they are encouraged to contact their housing manager, building manager or Navy Housing Service Center. For more news from Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit https://www.cnic.navy.mil
Nearly 4,000 Naval Air Technical Training Center students participate in the Amazing SAPR Challenge, a 3.1 mile run designed to reinforce the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Photo by Lt. Ian Loomis
SAPR from page 1 importance the DoD places on sexual assault is something the run reinforces at the most junior level. “Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is a military-wide venture, and making sure these young men and women are aware of how to deal with a situation and have the right tools to help their shipmates is imperative,” Harrell said. “The NATTC SAPRs have done an excellent job in stressing reporting procedures, identifying potential sexual assault scenarios and incorporated all of these into a fun event for the service members who represent the future of our Navy and Marine Corps.” For more than 70 years, with the last two decades at NAS Pensacola, 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 after 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. CNATT is the technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise, an organization designed to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost, and is the largest training center under the Naval Education and Training Command. Get more information about the Navy from U.S. Navy Facebook or Twitter. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnatt.
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Galley from page 1 which requires us to have an innovative outlook when we come to work every day. Of course we have deadlines and tasks, but at the end of the day, we know our mission is to improve quality of life and help our customers stay mission ready. “Our team meets regularly about challenges and how to overcome them, and how to better serve and provide for our customers. We really enjoy what we do and it shows,” Poling added. What makes the achievement even more exciting is that the NAS Pensacola’s customer base is constantly changing and fluctuating. The three base galleys serve a student population of more than 10,000 daily. “We have high-caliber, talented cooks and food service attendants,” Paul Markham, NATTC Galley building manager said. “I’m extremely proud of the food services team. Their hard work and dedication ensures the Sailors, Marines and Airmen that come through that doors receive the best food in the Navy has to offer.”
May 3, 2019
Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Timothy Kinsella
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Confessions of a TV junkie By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
(In the basement of a dingy community center, a florescent light buzzes over a dozen or so people seated in a circle of metal folding chairs. Some nibble anxiously at store-bought sandwich cookies, while others sit in nervous silence. There is a screeching of chair legs against linoleum, as one bleary-eyed woman stands with a trembling Styrofoam coffee cup to speak.) Hello, (clears throat) my name is Lisa ... and I, ... I am a Binge Watcher. It’s been one week since my last television fix, and I’m here to share my story. Believe it or not, there was a time when I didn’t even know what Binge Watching was. In fact, while our Navy family was stationed in Germany, we felt lucky that Armed Forces Network aired day-old episodes of “Survivor” and “American Idol.” The rest of the time, we entertained ourselves with middle-of-the-night live football broadcasts, quirky BBC cooking shows, and strange AFN public ser-
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vice announcements. But when we moved back to the States, my husband and I discovered the joys of Digital Video Recording. Initially, our television use was purely recreational. We were mere “social watchers,” catching a recorded program here and there, and streaming a movie over the weekend. Little did we know, we were perched on the slippery slope of instant gratification. Eventually, we needed more and more episodes to be entertained. Our digitally savvy kids introduced my husband and I to the allure of streaming services such as On Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu. How intoxicating it was to take a double hit of “The Bachelor” and chase it with “Deadliest Catch” all in one evening! Soon, we were hooked, and there was no going back. Before we knew it, we were spending perfectly sunny weekends holed up in the family room of our base house watching episode after episode of random television shows. We told everyone that we were “just
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat a nd p ot a t o e s of l i fe.c o m .
catching up on ‘Modern Family’” or that we were “simply wondering what all the hubbub was about ‘Downton Abbey.’” Ironically, it was the show “Breaking Bad” that nudged us into the deep dark abyss. We’d been jonesing to see the AMC series for a while, and when we found out that the first 54 episodes were
On Demand for a limited time leading up to the final season, we knew we had just scored. During that epic threeweek “Breaking Bad” bender, we finally hit rock bottom. Our family room looked like the scene of a rave party, strewn with soda cans, popcorn, Chinese take-out boxes, and melting quarts of half-eaten ice cream. Our pupils were permanently dilated as we stared, transfixed, into the psychedelic LCD screen, our cold, clammy fingers gripping the smudged remotes. We were so strung out after that binge, we quit cold turkey for a while, satisfying our cravings with short doses of “House Hunters” and “Seinfeld” reruns in hopes that we’d avoid the painful withdrawal symptoms of rapid detox. But our self-discipline soon crumbled when we found shows like “House of Cards,” “Better Call Saul,” “Stranger Things,” “Ozark,” “You,” and “Rectify.” After every bender, we’d dry out all over again and pledge to stay clean.
However, lately, ads keep popping up for spring premiers of “Our Planet,” “Wife Swap,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones,” which premiered April 14, and we still haven’t finished watching “Poldark” and “Homecoming” ... What’s a TV junkie to do? Binge watch, of course! I must confess that spring premiere season has triggered my recent relapse. Although I’m not sure there’s a 12-step recovery program for binge watching, I’m absolutely certain I’ll gain 12 pounds if I don’t get up off the couch and stop watching so much TV. So, mark my words: I’m quitting binge watching for good. This time, I’m 100 percent serious. No more lounging in sweatpants on Sunday afternoons pressing “play” hour after hour. Spring has sprung, and I’ll be spending all my time in the great outdoors. I swear, I’m going to do it, and I mean it. And I’ll start just as soon as the “Game of Thrones” final season is over.
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The Navy Good Conduct Medal turns 150 From https://www.history.navy.mil
Good Conduct Badge was supposed to help incentivize reenlistment of already trained Sailors and, as such, it passed only to men after their second period of service. The Good Conduct Badge (Medal after 1896) was one in a series of attempts since before the Civil War to ease the shortage of trained seamen willing to re-enlist in the Navy. By 1855, a Sailor could expect a modest raise and what amounted to a paid vacation – up to four months’ free wages – between enlistments. Then in 1865 the Navy authorized the Honorable Discharge Badge, a 2.5-inch patch in the shape of a foul anchor, to be sewn onto the sleeve and appended with a half-inch star for every additional honorBefore the Good Conduct able discharge over the course Badge, the Navy’s only medal of a career. This practice helped had been the Medal of Honor, distinguish the strong from the a product of the Civil War. That weak and might have instilled decoration had been in recogni- pride in good conduct at sea. At tion of extraordinary heroism, any rate, desirable enlistees, alwhich made sense in a time of ready trained by a cruise at sea mass mobilization. But after the with the Navy, could now be war, with the peacetime return easily identified. Finally, to ento a professional force of sail- courage reenlistment, the Secing ships, the Navy now placed retary of the Navy authorized a premium on seamen trained the first Good Conduct decorato do a job day in, day out. The tion, the Maltese-cross-shaped medal for “fidelity, zeal, (and) obedience,” provided the Sailor had re-enlisted and completed his second cruise. More meaningful than the medal, however, would have been the monetary reward that came in conjunction with reenlistment. To claim it, a Sailor had to show his Good Conduct Badge and honorable discharge papers. (Twenty years of good conduct, moreover, got him a pension in some cases and, in other cases, admission to a naval hospital or home.) The Good Conduct Badge, the modest pay raise, and the paid vacation, all of which continuous-service men could enjoy after 1869, beGood Conduct Medal with rib- came the trifecta of incentives bon, as shown in U.S. Navy that the Bureau of the Navy ofRegulations of 1886. An all-red fered its most accomplished enribbon replaced the former red, listed men. white, and blue style. The reTurn-of-the-century reverse of the medal continued forms: The Navy’s approach to to bear the name of the recipi- recruitment and retention took a ent, but additional information more systematic approach only such as the Sailor’s continu- at the end of the 19th century. By ous service number, discharge the 1890s, U.S. foreign policy date, and ship name, now was had begun to gravitate toward to be included. The practice of imperialism, and imperialism issuing a new medal for each required above all a competitive honorable discharge was also fleet of steam-powered ships. In discontinued. Instead, a pin- face of the need for thousands bar, engraged with the name more Sailors to man a steel arof the Sailor’s last ship or duty mada of ocean-going vessels, station, was provided. The use the Navy’s recruitment and reof all bars was discontinued in tention practices had to change. approximately 1950, being re- By extension, the criteria for placed with the 3/16” bronze awarding the Good Conduct and silver stars in use today. Medal would also need adjust(NH 123249). ment.
he Navy’s first Good Conduct Medal – called the Good Conduct Badge – looked nothing like today’s. First authorized April 26, 1869, for “obedience, sobriety and cleanliness” as well as proficiency in “gunnery and seamanship,” the decoration came in the shape of a Maltese cross of nickel, the center of which was rounded out by a medallion. In the 1880s, the Navy had the medal redesigned in the form of a bronze planchet that has stayed more or less the same for the last 135 years. But whereas the medal itself changed little after 1884, the criteria for receiving it shifted in response to a process of modernization underway since the end of the nineteenth century. Manning the postbellum Navy: The Good Conduct Medal reflects the later 19thcentury approach to Navy enlistment, quite different from today’s. In the post-Civil War period, when a man enlisted, his enlistment entailed a single cruise on a single ship. Returning to port for an extended period meant discharging all of the enlisted men, some of whom – on recommendation of the commanding officer – might be eligible to reenlist for a cruise at a later date. Bereft of their crew upon return to port, Navy commanding officers, who were often responsible for recruiting their own Sailors, now had to scramble to find trained seamen willing to forgo opportunities offered by the merchant marine, which often promised better pay, better living conditions and better treatment. Although the Panic of 1873 and the subsequent “Great Depression” of the 1870s to the 1880s helped reduce labor-market competition, better opportunities on civilian vessels persisted. For the Navy, quality Sailors were hard to come by. Alcoholism, criminality, insubordination and desertion were rampant. It is likely that in the two decades after the Civil War, a full one-eighth of the U.S. Navy personnel deserted every year. What could officers do to retain talent and improve the pool? The Good Conduct decoration was among the solutions.
Good Conduct Medal Type I, Maltese cross, nickel, of the type issued between 1870 and 1884. Obverse: “FIDELITY – ZEAL – OBEDIENCE” in a circle with “U.S.N.” in the center. The first recipients were Sailors returning from a European cruise aboard sloop-of-war Iroquois (NHHC 1971-586-B/ Obverse).
The Spanish-American War in 1898 transformed the Navy’s fitful, uneven process of modernization into a robust and overarching one. In the midst of the conflict, a Congressional committee’s report of May 1898 recommended sweeping changes, including the institution of fixed-term enlistments as a way to provide continuity of personnel for these most modern, complex, steam-powered ships of the line. The changes became law with the Naval Personnel Act of 1899. A few years later, in the spirit of incentivizing good conduct and reenlistment, the Navy further increased annual pay for holders of a Good Conduct Medal. The bonus continued to increase, as did standard pay for enlisted men – another incentive to staying with the Navy. As the twentieth century progressed, the criteria for receiving the Good Conduct Medal ultimately landed on a path of steady democratization: The requirements of a past honorable discharge and reenlistment within three months fell away, and other criteria began to take their place. The new Navy: In the 20th century, the Good Conduct Medal’s criteria came to prioritize proficiency in rating. (New ratings proliferated with the transition to steam power.) By 1914, marks in rating – on the
scale of one to five – were part of the equation. To earn the Good Conduct Medal, a junior Sailor needed a minimum average of four in his area of proficiency, while a petty officer needed 4.5. (Both required 4.5s in sobriety and obedience.) Soon after, the threshold came down to threes and eventually twos, ensuring that the majority of reenlisting Sailors would receive the Good Conduct Medal almost as a matter of course after World War I.25 And after the next World War, a well-behaved, hardworking Sailor could expect to receive the Good Conduct Medal in his first period of enlistment and after a single term of three years. His or her counterpart of the 1890s would have needed an honorable discharge, a reenlistment, and eight years of service before seeing the same medal. There were now better ways than a medal to retain skilled labor, and these had to do not only with compensation and benefits, which had steadily increased since the nineteenth century, but also with the Navy’s 20th-century commitment to training its recruits and with the cultural shift in how people saw Navy service – as a career, not a last resort, as had often been the case in the 19th century. Finally, the transformation of life aboard ships did more than any medal could do to make the Sailor’s life more attractive. As historian Frederick Harrod observes, the great vessels of the new Navy were now spacious and advanced enough for unprecedented amenities: bunks (instead of hammocks), clean water, plumbing, barbershops, libraries, recreation rooms, laundries, electric lighting, forced-air ventilation, dishwashing machines and refrigeration. As early as 1906, the Maine-class battleship Missouri (Battleship No. 11) even had her own electric ice-cream maker. Sea service to the United States was no longer the existential trial it must have been in the nineteenth century. The Navy of 1869 – the Navy that had established the Good Conduct Badge – faced issues of morale, discipline and safety that the modern Navy does not know. In our age, the Good Conduct Medal serves a different purpose: It is a rite of passage and an honor, to be sure, but its historical role as part of a reenlistment strategy has gone the way of canvas topsails and gilded figureheads. – Adam Bisno, Ph.D., NHHC Communication and Outreach Division, April 2019
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Marine Corps plans to replace LAV with new, ‘transformational’ ARV By Matt Gonzales MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication, Marine Corps Systems Command MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – The Marine Corps plans to begin replacing its legacy Light Armored Vehicle with modern Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle late in the next decade. The ARV will be highly mobile, networked, transportable, protected and lethal. The capability will provide, sensors, communication systems and lethality options to overmatch threats that have historically been addressed with more heavily armored systems. “The ARV will be an advanced combat vehicle system, capable of fighting for information that balances competing capability demands to sense, shoot, move, communicate and remain transportable as part of the naval expeditionary force,” John “Steve” Myers, program manager for MCSC’s LAV portfolio, said. Since the 1980s, the LAV has supported Marine Air-Ground Task Force missions on the battlefield. While the LAV remains operationally effective, the life cycle of this system is set to expire in the mid-2030s. The Corps aims to replace the vehicle before then. Marine Corps Systems Command has been tasked with replacing the vehicle with a nextgeneration, more capable ground
Light Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles with Weapons Co., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, finish a 379-mile movement into the Australian outback. The Marine Corps plans to start replacing its legacy Light Armored Vehicles with modern Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles late in the next decade. Photo by Cpl. Codey Underwood
combat vehicle system. In June 2016, the Corps established an LAV Way-Ahead, which included the option to initiate an LAV Replacement Program to field a next-generation capability in the 2030s. Preliminary planning, successful resourcing in the program objectives memorandum and the creation of an Office of Naval Research science and technology program have set the conditions to begin replacing the legacy LAV with the ARV in the late-2020s. “The Marine Corps is examining different threats,” Kimberly Bowen, deputy program man-
ager of Light Armored Vehicles, said. “The ARV helps the Corps maintain an overmatched peerto-peer capability.” The Office of Naval Research has begun researching advanced technologies to inform requirements, technology readiness assessments and competitive prototyping efforts for the nextgeneration ARV. The office is amid a science and technology phase that allows them to conduct advanced technology research and development, modeling and simulation, whole system trade studies and a full-scale technology demonstrator fabrication and evalu-
ation. These efforts will inform the requirements development process, jump-start industry and reduce risk in the acquisition program. The office is also supporting the Ground Combat Element Division of the Capabilities Development Directorate by performing a trade study through the U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center in Michigan. This work will help to ensure ARV requirements are feasible and to highlight the capability trade space. ONR has partnered with industry to build two technology
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demonstrator vehicles for evaluation. The first is a base platform that will comprise current, stateof-the-art technologies and standard weapons systems designed around a notional price point. The second is an “at-the-edge” vehicle that demonstrates advanced capabilities. “The purpose of those vehicles is to understand the technology and the trades,” Myers said. In support of acquisition activities, PM LAV anticipates the release of an acquisition program Request for Information in May 2019 and an Industry Day later in the year to support a competitive prototyping effort. The Corps expects a Material Development Decision before fiscal year 2020. “We will take what we’ve learned in competitive prototyping,” Myers said. “Prior to a Milestone B decision, we’ll be working to inform trade space, inform requirements and reduce risk.” The Corps believes the ARV will support the capability demands of the next generation of armored reconnaissance. “This vehicle will equip the Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion within the Marine Divisions to perform combined arms, all-weather, sustained reconnaissance and security missions in support of the ground combat element,” Myers said. “It’s expected to be a transformational capability for the Marine Corps.”
May 3, 2019
NAS Whiting Field Air Operations Officer retires after 21 years of naval service By Jamie Link NASWF Public Affairs
fter 21 years of faithful service in the United States Navy, Cmdr. Doug “Rammer” Ramsey, NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) Air Operations Officer (OPSO), rendered his final salute in the base auditorium last week during a retirement ceremony among friends, family and Navy personnel. Ramsey reported to NAS Whiting Field in July 2017 to become the OPSO, the last step in a distinguished career. “With all the experiences, with all the countries, all the adventures, I’ve loved it,” he said. “But that’s not what makes the Navy. What makes the Navy is the people. The people you serve with, the people you lead with and work for – that’s what sticks with you in the long run. “This opportunity, this day is really not about me, it’s about you and it’s my chance to say thank you,” Ramsey concluded.
He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1998 and earned his wings as a naval aviator in May 2000. After completing Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Three Zero (VRC-30) with aircraft commander qualification and two deployments supporting Fifth and Seventh Fleet Operations, he then reported to Training Squadron Four (VT-4). He was assigned to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in May 2007, with tours in the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf. In August
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Field Morale, Welfare and Recreation team put on a great day of exercise and family fun with a 5K color run for family members, young and old, onboard the base Saturday. Volunteers tossed colorful powder at each of the runners and walkers at various stations along the route, giving participants a colorful look at the end of the race. Photo by Julie Ziegenhorn
2009, he reported to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Four Zero (VRC-40). He had deployments with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG-1), during which he supported relief efforts following the Haiti earthquake in 2010. He then moved to Kadena Air Base, Japan as Air Operations Officer in May 2012. Ramsey reported to the aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson Cmdr. Doug Ramsey receives the American flag during part of his retirement cer(CVN 70), in May 2015 emony last week. The passing of the flag ceremony is symbolic of the time served as the Assistant Air Of- in each of the ranks attained by the retiring member. Photo by Lt.j.g. Chase Dowell ficer before a final report of the people that were cer Capt. Paul Bowdich. to NASWF as the OPSO (VT-3). “Permission to go The guest speaker for working on the flight and instructor pilot for Training Squadron Three Ramsey’s retirement cer- deck (USS Carl Vinson).” ashore for the last time” emony was Cmdr. Lucas The “Navy Wife” poem rang out before Ramsey “Spicoli” Kadar. Kadar was read during the cer- and his family stepped currently serves as an emony and Summer through the bullets comaerospace engineering Ramsey and their chil- pleting his naval service. instructor at the U.S. Na- dren received a letter of Ramsey plans to fly with val Academy. He and appreciation from NAS- a commercial airline folRamsey served together WF Commanding Offi- lowing his retirement. aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the Air Officer and Assistant Air Officer, respectively. “This brings me to (another) one of Doug’s finest qualities, his relentless efforts and ability to help others,” Kadar commented. “He does this with a degree of patience that most of us only wish we had. He taught me the ropes of catapult launch- Cmdr. Doug Ramsey salutes his family during his reing aircraft and explained tirement ceremony onboard NAS Whiting Field. Photo what was in the heads by Lt.j.g. Chase Dowell
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Military Notices DLAB and DLPT tests available
Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays onboard NAS Pensacola at the Navy Language Testing Office, Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted through https://www. mnp.navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/ndfltp. For more language testing information, contact CIWT_CRRY_Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil.
PMOAA scholarship application
The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) will be awarding scholarships to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty, honorably discharged veterans, reservists or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident or grandchild of a resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa or Baldwin (Ala.) counties, must have completed a minimum of one year at a college/university, with at least a 3.2 GPA if an undergraduate or 3.5 if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters (fall of 2018 and spring of 2019) as a full time student. Scholarships are $2,000 each. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15 and may be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact Vann Milheim, retired Cmdr., at 969-9715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Midway Class Reunion event
The 2019 Midway Class Reunion, a.k.a. “The Three Sisters Reunion,” will be held May 6 to 10 in San Diego, Calif. The reunion hotel will be named once negotiations are completed and the hotel contract has been signed. May 6, will be check-in and registration and May 10 will be check-out. Reunion events will take place on the three days in between May 7, 8 and 9. Three events already scheduled are the welcome reception at the reunion hotel May 7; the “meet and greet” at the USS Midway Museum May 8 and the grand banquet on the flight deck May 9. Start spreading the news to your fellow Midway Class carrier shipmates who served on the USS Midway, the USS Coral Sea or the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. You do not have to be a member of the reunion associations of these three carriers to attend the reunion – but you do need to have served on one or more of the three ships during your time in the Navy. Family members and guests are welcome to attend.
Navy League Military Spouse Lunch
The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States will host the annual Military Spouse Recognition Luncheon May 22 at 11:30 a.m. at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola. The Military Spouse Recognition Luncheon honors the spouses of military members who have demonstrated significant contribution to their respective command and to the community. The honorees are nominated by their spouse’s commands. Each nominee is recognized ceremoniously The cost is $18 per person. For reservations and to sponsor a military member or a table, contact Carla Cuilik at 436-8552 or e-mail navyleagueofus@bellsouth. net. Dress is uniform of the day or business casual.
Onboard NASP NASP Youth Summer Job Fair
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and Morale Welfare Recreation (MWR) Department will present a Youth Summer Hire Job Fair from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow, May 4 at the Corry Station Youth Center, 4118 Children’s Way. No registration is necessary to attend the job fair. Ages 15 to 22 are welcome. Several vendors will be participating. If you want to apply for the MWR Teen Summer Hire positions you must still be in high school, attend the job fair and attend both of the classes listed below: • Resume/Interview: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 7. • Money Matters: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 14. The classes will take place at Corry Station Youth Center, 4118 Children’s Way. Register early as only 30 seats are available for each class. All classes and the job fair are open to family members of active-duty, retirees, DoD and contractors ages 15 to 22. For more information or to register for one of the classes, call 452-5990.
Tire and oil services at NEX Corry
The Navy Exchange Corry Car Care Center is now offering tire and oil services for all your car care needs.
“Read All About It...” GCVAC Memorial Day event
Chairman Joseph L. Herring of the Gulf Coat Veterans Advocacy Council (GCVAC) wishes to share its annual event Memorial Day, May 27 at 9 a.m. at the Barrancas National Cemetery located onboard NAS Pensacola. The public is invited to join veterans and community leaders during this event honoring America’s fallen heroes. Rooted in Pensacola to honor the memory and pay tribute to deceased veterans who dedicated their lives in service to this country, all veterans organizations are welcome to display their unit flag and perform roll call of deceased member veterans. The guest speaker will be Vice Adm. Jerry Unruh. For more information, call the Committee Chairman Robert Hall at 456-1561 or Arnetha Welcome GCVAC Public Relation Director at 501-1979. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 457-1228.
NEX Corry hosting spring events
The NEX Corry Main Store is preparing for spring with several events to celebrate the season. Check out what all you have to look forward to. • Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration at the NEX Corry Main Store. Save the dates for the Spring Fragrance Festival, complimentary kids craft and card making station May 9 through 13. Complimentary carnations will be available May 12 starting at 10 a.m. while supplies last. See a fragrance associate for more details. • NEX Corry Main Store presents Military Spouse Appreciation Day, “The Toughest Job in the Navy,” May 10. Special guest Fleet and Family Support Center with complimentary gifts. Inside the main mall entrance, starting at 10:30 a.m., while supplies last. • NEX Corry Main Store presents Luxury Handbag Trunk Show May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Ladies Handbags Department. Meet and greet with brand ambassador and receive free GWP with $150 purchase or more. For more information, call 453-5311. • NEX Corry Main Store presents Pet Expo event May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your furry friends on a leash. Pet product demos, paws photo booth, pet rock activity and more in the main store breezeway. For more information on any of these events, call 4588811, NEX Event Coordinator.
Around Town ROWWA luncheon announced
The Retired Officers Wives and Widows Association (ROWWA), will meet for lunch at 11 a.m., May 9, at Skopelos at New World, 600 S. Palafox St. Members meet every second Thursday of the month, September through May, for social activities. New members are invited to join us. Membership dues are $15 per year, and the luncheon cost is $20. For more information and reservations, call 686-1160.
Bay Concert Band movie music
The Pensacola Bay Concert Band presents “PBCB at the Movies with a Touch of Symphony,” May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts. The concert includes music from some of the most popular movies of all time and will feature Matt Fossa, principal oboe of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. Admission is free, but the band do request a non-perishable food item for donation to Manna Food Pantry. The Pensacola Bay Concert Band is a year-round adult concert band with 85 members (including several NAS flight students) ranging in age from 19 to 80. The band rehearses Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Pensacola. For more information, visit www.pbcband.org.
End of Watch Memorial Ruck event
On May 16 to 18, teams of athletes will set out in a relay event to ruck 150 miles across Santa Rosa County over the course of 55 hours. These athletes will work as teams to carry 150 one-pound weights across 150 miles. Each weight bears the name of an officer who died in the line of duty in 2018. From the pine forests of the north to the beautiful sandy beaches in the south, they will cover the entirety of the county to show support for those who gave their lives in the line of duty. The event, called the End of Watch Memorial Ruck (#EOWMR), is in its second year and is organized by the End of Watch Foundation (EOWF) and the First Judicial Circuit Law Enforcement Association (FJCLEA). The event seeks to raise funds for the FJCLEA, an organization whose primary goal is to provide financial support to members of the criminal justice community and their families during times of need and provides charitable support to children’s advocacy organizations.
All funds raised by the EOWMR will go to support the efforts of the FJCLEA. Athletes (ruckers), volunteers and sponsors interested in the event are encouraged to visit www.EOWMR.com for more information.
Veterans Memorial Park essay contest
The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola is pleased to announce an essay contest for third to 12th grade students in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Students in public, private or homeschool settings are eligible to participate. Essay flyers and entry forms are available at www.veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com. Essays are due by May 15 and winning essayists in each grade will be awarded a $50 gift card. Winners will be recognized at the May 26 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park in Pensacola. To find out how you can help support the Veterans Memorial Park Foundation – or how you can participate in the Memorial Day Essay Contest – visit https://veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com or contact Lee Hansen at 434-6119.
Heroes Among Us speaker series
The Cpl. J.R. Spears Detachment of the Marine Corps League announces its 7th annual Heroes Among Us speaker series to be held at Seville Quarter. The series, now in its seventh year, is held at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month from May through October. It is presented by the local Marine Corps League,J. R. Spears Detachment 066. Admission is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted for the Veterans in Distress Fund to help veterans in need. The “Heroes Among Us” series, founded in 2013, features people from all branches of the military service. The goal is to let those people share their experiences with others, both civilians and military veterans as well as active duty members. The events are organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps League, J. R. Spears Detachment 066. For more information, visit www.marinecorpsleague pensacola.org.
Chip Boes basketball camps
The 40th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp hosted by the City of Pensacola Department of Parks and Recreation Sports Specialty Summer Camp Program will conduct three fun filled sessions for boys and girls ages 7 to 13 this summer. Cost for this week of basketball FUNdamentals is $90. Campers receive a new basketball, camp shirt, awards, ice cream party and more. Brochures and information for all three sessions (June 3 to 7, June 17 to 21 and July 15 to 19) can be obtained at all the City of Pensacola Community Recreation Centers or by calling one of the following ways: 968-9299, 449-9958 (text), e-mail email@example.com or at www.chipboes. blogspot.com.
West Virginia Day celebration
The annual Northwest Florida West Virginia Day will be held May 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Auditorium, 4530 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton. All transplanted West Virginians in the Florida Panhandle area are invited to bring a covered dish and enjoy a good meal and lots of good West Virginia camaraderie. Military personnel based in the area are welcome. There is no admission except for the covered dish; however, donations to cover the price of renting the auditorium will be accepted. Bring the family and any West Virginia artifacts you would like to display and enjoy the day reminiscing about the good old days in the Mountain State. For more information, call Sandra McLaughlin at 9446503.
Emerald Coast Review submissions
Submissions opened May 1 for the 2019 volume of The Emerald Coast Review. Published by West Florida Literary Federation, Inc. since 1989, the biennial anthology enjoys a rich history of publishing diverse styles in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, and art by regional writers and visual artists. New, emerging and established authors and artists living along the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama are encouraged to submit work from May 1 to June 15. Nominal submission fees range from five to ten dollars and help defray the cost of publishing the book. Student discounts are offered to encourage students of the arts at all levels to find an audience for their work. The deadline for submissions is midnight June 15. The 2019 Emerald Coast Review, as a regional publication, only accepts submissions from authors/writers/poets and visual artists residing in the following counties in Florida and Alabama: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay (Florida) and Escambia, Mobile, and Baldwin (Alabama). For specific submission guidelines visit www.WFLF. org/ECR.
You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Kaitlyn@ballingerpublishing.com. 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.
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NETC FY18 safety awards; See page B2 “Spotlight”
May is MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH Ar med Forces Day is May 18, 2019
n Aug. 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the armed forces under one department – the Department of Defense. Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order to celebrate the newly announced Armed Forces Day. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine Corps Day but supports Armed Forces Day, too. In a speech announcing the formation of the day, President Truman “praised the work of the military services at home and across the seas” and said, “it is vital to the security of the nation and to the establishment of a desirable peace.” In an excerpt from the Presidential Proclamation of Feb. 27, 1950, Truman stated: “Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by America’s defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea, and air defense.” The theme of the first Armed Forces Day was “Teamed for Defense.” It was chosen as a means of expressing the unification of all the military forces
under a single department of the government. Although this was the theme for the day, there were several other purposes for holding Armed Forces Day. It was a type of “educational program for civilians,” one in which there would be an increased awareness of the armed forces. It was designed to expand public understanding of what type of job is performed and the role of the military in civilian life. It was a day for the military to show “state-of- the-art” equipment to the civilian population they were protecting. And it was a day to honor and acknowledge the people of the armed forces of the United States. According to a New York Times article published May 17, 1952: “This is the day on which we have the welcome opportunity to pay special tribute to the men and women of the armed forces ... to all the individuals who are in the service of their country all over the world. Armed Forces Day won’t be a matter of parades and receptions for a good many of them. They will all be in line of duty and some of them may give their lives in that duty.” The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and
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MAY 18, 2019 air shows. In Washington D.C., 10,000 troops of all branches of the military, cadets, and veterans marched past the President and his party. In Berlin, 1,000 U.S. troops paraded for the German citizens at Templehof Airfield. In New York City, an estimated 33,000 participants initiated Armed Forces Day “under an air cover of 250 military planes of all types.” In the harbors across the country were the famed mothballed “battlewagons” of World War II, the Missouri, the New Jersey, the North Carolina and the Iowa, all open for public inspection. Precision flying teams dominated the skies as tracking radar were exhibited on the ground. All across the country, the American people joined together to honor the armed forces. As the people gathered to honor the armed forces on this occasion, so too did the country’s leaders. Some of the more no-
table of these leaders’ quotes are stated below: President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953: “It is fitting and proper that we devote one day each year to paying special tribute to those whose constancy and courage constitute one of the bulwarks guarding the freedom of this nation and the peace of the free world.” Adm. Forrest P. Sherman: “Today let us, as Americans, honor the American fighting man. For it is he – the Soldier, the Sailor, the Airman, the Marine – who has fought to preserve freedom. It is his valor that has given renewed hope to the free world that by working together in discipline and faith our ideals of freedom will always prevail.” Gen. Nathan F. Twining, 1959, former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff: “Close understanding between members of our Armed Forces and
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members of civilian communities is most important to preserve the high level of national readiness necessary for safeguarding the free world.” Gen. Omar N. Bradley, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: “The heritage of freedom must be guarded as carefully in peace as it was in war. Faith, not suspicion, must be the key to our relationships. Sacrifice, not selfishness, must be the eternal price of liberty. Vigilance, not appeasement, is the byword of living freedoms. Our armed forces in 1950 – protecting the peace, building for security with freedom – are “Teamed for Defense ...” Robert D. Lovett, Former Secretary of Defense: “Armed Forces Day this year should serve to emphasize the practical application of unification in action, and to remind us of the continued need for unity in our armed forces and among all of our citizens in the interests of security and peace.” President John F. Kennedy, 1963: “Our servicemen and women are serving throughout the world as guardians of peace – many of them away from their homes, their friends and their families. They are visible evidence of our determination to meet any threat to the peace with measured strength and high resolve. They are also evidence of a harsh but inescapable truth – that the survival of freedom requires great cost and commitment, and great personal sacrifice.” Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May. Armed Forces Week begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May. Because of their unique training schedules, National Guard and Reserve units may celebrate Armed Forces Day/Week over any period in May.
Jokes & Groaners Some military wisdom ...
If the enemy is in range, so are you.” – Infantry Journal “Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur “You, you and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me.” – U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant “Tracers work both ways.” – U.S. Army Ordnance “Five second fuses only last three seconds.” – Infantry Journal “Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.” – Anonymous “Never tell the platoon sergeant you have nothing to do.” – Unknown Marine recruit
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“If you see a bomb technician running, follow him.” – U.S. Air Force ammo troop “Never trade luck for skill.” – Anonymous
May 3, 2019
NETC commander recognizes FY18 safety award winners From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
ear Adm. Kyle Cozad, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), recognized the command’s Pensacola-area Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Excellence in Safety Award recipients April 17. This award acknowledges NETC individuals and activities who have significantly contributed to the command’s primary mission of providing well trained and professional Sailors and Marines to the Fleet in a safe and healthy environment. “We must balance our day to day training mission while embracing the principles of risk management, training safety protocol, and the Safety and Occupational Health Program by instilling sound safety practices in our daily work ethic,” Cozad said. NETC Excellence in Safety Award categories included: High Risk Training Safety Officer, Civilian Safety Professional Award, Collateral Duty Safety Officer and Activity Award. ABH1 Andres Gomez, Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), Pensacola, has been NATTC’s high risk training safety officer since January 2017. He was recognized for his oversight of four high-risk firefighting courses and supervision
of 41 instructors, which contributed to significant improvements to the command’s High Risk Training Safety program. “Through Petty Officer Gomez’s leadership and commitment to safety, NATTC elevated the level of safety for its students and staff, thereby fostering a team atmosphere for safety management,” Cozad said. Zane Smith, a NATTC safety professional, was cited for his technical expertise and management of 32 Occupational Health and Safety programs. NATTC received a perfect score on NETC’s triennial Safety and Occupational Health Management Evaluation and had significant reductions to the command’s FY18 military on-duty, military off-duty, civilian onduty and lost time mishaps. “I commend Mr. Smith for his dedication and extraordinary efforts ensuring NATTC personnel were knowledgeable and well trained in all aspects and applications of risk management, mishap prevention and
Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (left) presents a NETC Excellence in Safety Award for the Civilian Safety Professional category to Zane Smith, Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). Smith was cited for his technical expertise and management of 32 Occupational Health and Safety programs. NATTC received a perfect score on NETC’s triennial Safety and Occupational Health Management Evaluation and had significant reductions to the command’s fiscal year 2018 military on-duty, military off-duty, civilian on-duty and lost time mishaps. Photo by Carla M. McCarthy
applicable safety program requirements,” Cozad said. Other award winners included Staff Sgt. David Melton, Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Detachment Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering (CSFE) Detachment Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Melton, who has been CNATT Det. Camp Pendleton’s command collateral duty safety officer since September 2017, was cited for his meticulous supervision of the command’s Occupational and Health Program. His actions directly led to the com-
mand receiving near-perfect grades on both the NETC triennial Safety and Occupational Health Management Evaluation and Camp Pendleton’s Industrial Hygiene report. CSFE Detachment Fort Leonard Wood was recognized for successfully incorporating the principles of risk-based management to develop and sustain a safety conscious culture. These practices, which resulted in zero class A or B mishaps, on-duty lost time cases, civilian mishaps, private motor vehicle mishaps and off-duty motorcycle mishaps in FY18, showed a positive return on investment
by keeping students in the classrooms and staff members at work. “While our success is dependent on the combined efforts of all NETC personnel, the award recipients have truly demonstrated their dedication to the command’s safety program,” Cozad said. The award recipients all received a certificate and plaque in appreciation of their dedication to the NETC Safety Program. For more on NETC, visit https://www.public.navy.mil/ netc and https://www.facebook. com/netcpao.
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• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, offers a variety of classes and workshops. For information or to register, call 452-5990. Upcoming classes include: • Sponsor Training: 8 a.m., May 14. Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. FFSC conducts Command Sponsorship Training monthly. After completing the required training, Sponsors are prepared to provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. • Anger Control: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 May 14 and May 21 (you must attend both sessions). Do you feel you get angry at the simplest things? Learn to get control your anger before it controls you. • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for June 5. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon May 15 at Naval Hospital Pensacola Courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m., May 15. Caring for your baby can be overwhelming at first. Let us show you techniques that will assist in caring for your newborn. This class is designed for the non-pregnant partner. • Couples Communication: 9 a.m. to noon June 19. Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You will even learn how to fight fairly.
• SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, oneon-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 victims 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-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606. • CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For information, e-mail Tony Bradford at Tony. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 452-2342.
NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel, dinner after service • 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 NAS Pensacola – 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. Sunday, J.B. McKamey NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:00 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protes-
tant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with meal • Greek Orthodox Orthos, 10 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Greek Orthodox Worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, Chapel (everyone welcome) • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services by Rabbi/ Cantor Sam Waidenbaum. 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 or e-mail help@ bnaiisraelpensacola.org • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http:// templebethelofpensacola.org • House of God Church, 2851 N “E” Street, 312-7003. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 11:30 a.m. For more, houseofgodpensacola.com • Buddhism 101 – Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the West Florida Public Libraries or Escambia County. For more information, call 291-4333 • Seventh-day Adventist – Seventhday Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442 • New Life Baptist Church – 6380 Bayberry St., Milton, Fl. Phone: 6261859, Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., www. miltonnewlifebaptist.com. • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1720 W. Garden Street. Sunday Service – Orthros 8:45 a.m., Liturgy 10 a.m. Weekday Feast Day Services – Orthros 8:30 a.m., Liturgy 9:30 a.m. For information call 4332662 or visit www.annunciationgoc. org.
Rescheduled Commodore’s Cup Race No.2 the Crow’s Nest at Bayou Grande Marina on Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. Computer access to the Regatta Network will also be available for use for registration. Online race registration can be made via the Regatta Network at www.regattanetwork. com/html/calendar.php (scroll down to the date of the event to find the link to the registration form). The NOR (notice of race) is available on the Regatta Network website and on NYCP’s web site. Regatta entry fee is $35 with US Sailing membership and $40 for nonmember racing participants. Spectators and anyone who is interested in the racing event is invited to the Navy Yacht Club facility, which is located on the Pensacola Naval Air Station. The skipper’s briefing for the race competitors will be held at 10 a.m., May 4 (for those who can’t attend the meeting, all pertinent information will be passed along on VHF Radio Channel 72 at 11:45 a.m.). Race registration for spinnaker, nonspinnaker and cruising classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the race start is scheduled for noon. Following the race, the participants and guests are invited to anchor their boats back at the Navy Yacht Club facility at the Bayou Grande Marina (contact the Fleet Captain for docking availability) and enjoy the Post Race Anniversary Marina Party Festivities which includes the Navy Yacht Club’s regatta food specials along with the Winner’s Award Ceremony to be held at approximately 5 p.m. (Note: May 5 will be reserved as a make-up day if required. Also being held in conjunction with the 88th Anniversary Regatta / Commodore’s Cup Race No.2 is the Bay Championship Race No.5). For the onshore regatta information, contact Jim Parsons 384-4575, email@example.com. For race information and docking availability, contact Lee Borthwick-Navy Yacht Club Fleet Captain 723-8563, firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Navy Yacht Club Pensacola Historic anniversaries are held to commemorate special and significant events in our lifetime. On April 12, 1931 the Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola (NYCP) was established aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola. This year the club will celebrate their 88th Anniversary and one of the best ways for the club to recognize this historic event is to host a sailboat race out on the waters of Pensacola Bay along with a special Anniversary Marina Party. Not only will the Navy Yacht Club and its members be celebrating their 88 years of existence but also look forward to being participants in the newly established Pensacola Bay Championship Series – a community effort to encourage more participation not only from the local yacht clubs in our area but to invite and support community athletes from the northern gulf coast district. Sailboat regattas were and are still part of the regular activities for the club throughout the years – the club’s Commodore’s Cup Regatta Series is part of that history along with the club’s other races (the Anniversary Regatta and the Navy Cup Regatta) all are part of the very special anniversary events which are uniquely important to the participants but also these events help to document the club’s existence and show the club as an active member of the community. Because the Navy Yacht Club members respect their history, they look forward to providing more opportunities to create memorable moments in the community. Race Registration for the NYCP 88th Anniversary Regatta / Commodore’s Cup Race No.2 / Bay Championship Race No.5 is available via the Regatta Network and is mandatory. Registration and race information packages for the Commodore’s Cup Series can be obtained from the Navy Yacht Club through their website www. navypnsyc.org. Registration will also be open at
C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY (PG13) “Wonder Park” (PG) “Wonder Park” (PG) t 2D:“Shazam” 5 p.m. and 7:40 3D: Noon 3D: 5 p.m. p.m. c “Shazam” (PG13) “Shazam” (PG13) “Dumbo” (PG) 3D: 2 p.m. 3D: 7 p.m. h 2D: 5:30 p.m. 2D: 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. “Pet Sematary” (R) “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” (PG) 11 a.m. This showing is free “Dumbo” (PG) 2D: 3:30 p.m.
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“Pet Sematary” (R) 8:10 p.m.
“Pet Sematary” (R) 6 p.m. “Us” (R) 8:10 p.m.
WEDNESDAY “Dumbo” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m.
“The Best of Enemies” (PG13) 7:30 p.m. “Shazam” (PG13) 2D: 6 p.m.
“Wonder Park” (PG) 2D: Noon “Five Feet Apart” (PG13) 2 p.m.
“Dumbo” (PG) 3D: 4:40 p.m. “Pet Sematary” (R) 7:10 p.m. “The Best of Enemies” (PG13) 1 p.m.
“Shazam” (PG13) 2D: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday.
5:10 p.m. “Us” (R) 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY “Five Feet Apart” (PG13) 5 p.m. “Hotel Mumbai” (R) 7:30 p.m. “Shazam” (PG13) 2D: 6 p.m.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com. • Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip May 25 through 27 to Fort Payne, Ala. Go with MWR on an out-of-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or shine. Sign up for the skills course at Try this the Tickets and Travel Backpacking office Bldg. 3787 at • 101 Skills Course: Corry Station. Backpreparation for packing 101 Skills In the upcoming backCourse is a prerequisite for all NAS Pen- packing trip in May, sacola backpacking MWR will be hosting trips. The next course a Backpacking 101 is scheduled for May Skills Course May 11. 11. See below for Course price is $35, more details. For more gear included. Sign information call 281- up for the skills course at the Tickets and 5489. • Movies on the Travel Office Bldg. Lawn: There will be 3787 at Corry Station. movies shown on the For more information lawn in front of the call 281-5489.
Portside Gym, Bldg. 627 every second and fourth Saturday starting at dusk. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. If it rains, the movie will be canceled; check Facebook for rain-outs at www.facebook.com/mwrpensacola or call 452-2372. • Danger Zone Paintball: The Blue Angel Park hosts Danger Zone Paintball Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday and Friday for private party reservations. The “woods-ball” facility has approximately 35 acres of wooded area for play. A military or DoD ID is required to rent equipment. For more information or for reversations, call 281-5489. • Navy CDH Program: Want to support military families and have a transferable career when you PCS? Become a Child Development Home Provider. CDH Providers offer safe environments designed to meet the developmental needs of children enrolled. For more information, call 458-6588. • Good reading: The NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, has an extensive selection of books, periodicals and newspapers. Computers with Internet access are available for use in the library. Wireless access and quiet study areas are also available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. For more information, call 452-4362.
Liberty Activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to www. naspensacola-mwr.com.
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