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The NAS Pensacola Asian-American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month Ceremony has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. May 19 at NASC Auditorium (Bldg. 633) • Everyone welcome

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Filing a claim with the Navy for personal property damage caused by April 29 flooding Office of the Judge Advocate General Head, Personnel Claims Unit Norfolk

If you suffered loss or damaged to your personal property due to the flooding April 29, you can file a claim if: A. The property was located on base or in your government assigned quarters when it was damaged. Government assigned quarters is defined as housing provided in kind by the government or PPV housing located within the perimeter of the installation. B. You are a proper claimant under the Personnel Claims Act. A proper claimant is an active-duty member, a reservist on active duty, or a civilian employee of the Department of Navy. Claims packets for filing your claim with the Navy can be found online at http://www. jag.navy.mil. Click on “Claims” under “For Sailors and Families” then select “Packets & Forms” on the right side of the screen. You may also obtain packages from the Office of the JAG, Personnel Claims Unit Norfolk (PCUN). PCUN contact information: • Phone numbers: toll free (888) 897-8217, commercial (757) 4406315 • Fax numbers: (757) 440-6316 and 444-3337 • E-mail address: norfolkclaims@navy.mil You may also turn your claim in to Bonnie Conlon, who will be located at the Legal Assistance Office located at Bldg. 680, NAS Pensacola. Bldg. 680 is located across the street from the NEX minimart and gas station. Conlon can be contacted through the NASP legal assistance office front desk at 452-3733 or 452-3734. If you have private insurance covering your loss, you must make a

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Florida counties receive federal disaster declaration for flooding From www.FloridaDisaster.org

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott announced May 6 that the state of Florida received a presidential declaration to provide federal assistance to counties impacted by the severe storms and flooding April 28-May 6. The declaration for individual assistance provides federal assistance to individuals and families who were affected in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. “The declaration for federal assistance in these counties will help Floridians as they begin to recover and rebuild,” said State Coordinating Officer Bryan W. Koon. “As more damage assessments are finalized we will work to expand the declaration request so that all Florida’s communities impacted by this storm are provided assistance.” Residents in the declared counties can expect Disaster Recovery Centers to open in their community in the coming days. Disaster Recovery Centers are temporary facilities located in or near the impacted area where survivors can go to obtain disaster-related infor-

Unyielding rain and flooding caused severe erosion along parts of Radford Boulevard at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The base had flood water measured in excess of 3.5 feet in low-lying areas. Photo by Patrick Nichols

mation. Centers are staffed with specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a variety of disaster-re-

covery representatives from local and voluntary agencies. Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.disaster assistance

.gov, by web-enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling 1800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The

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Navy Region Southeast begins HurrEx Citadel Gale 2014 By Twilla Smith Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) – Hurricane season is right around the corner and Navy Region Southeast (NRSE) has geared up with the 2014 HurrEx Citadel Gale training exercise. The exercise will run through May 15 in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season. The purpose of HurrEx Citadel Gale 2014 is to prepare regions Navywide to respond to weather threats to U.S. coastal regions, and to maintain the ability to deploy forces even under the most adverse weather conditions.

Tropical storms have the potential to cause great damage as they pass and the Navy prepares every year to mitigate that damage.

“HurrEx Citadel Gale 14 is the annual U.S. Fleet Forces Command hurricane preparedness exercise and Commander, Navy Installations Command natural disaster restoration and recovery exercise that provides evacuation, disaster preparedness and consequence management training to afloat and shore

based commands,” said John Hunczak, NRSE Regional Operation Assessment and Assistance Program (ROAAP) exercise planner. “This is a great training opportunity and focusing event for the Navy Region Southeast team in preparation for the 2014 hurricane season,” continued Hunczak. For exercise preparation, NRSE will review disaster preparedness plans and conduct individual and team training. NRSE will also conduct pre-exercise and pre-tropical cyclone season discussions with disaster preparedness

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Flight students using new virtual training tool at NASP By Lt. Jason Panos Training Air Wing Six

Training Squadron 86 (VT-86) at Naval Air Station Pensacola is transitioning to a new age of training. Using new technology, the T-45 Goshawk will now be able to train students in advanced tactics using simulated radar in a real aircraft environment, which will better equip students with the skills they need to operate today’s advanced tactical jet aircraft. The Virtual Mission Training System (VMTS), a key element in the U.S. Navy’s Undergraduate Military Flight Officer

VMTS is designed to enrich the UMFO’s weapons-and-tactics curriculum, producing flight officers who are better prepared to transition to carrier strike-fighter and electronic attack aircraft in the fleet. The new system provides naval flight officers (NFOs) the opportunity to train inside the T-45 with a more accurate representation of the cockpits and radar systems in the F/A -18 Super Hornet and E/A-18 Growler aircraft. Ens. Robert Heller executes a close air support (CAS) VMTS allows the T-45 mission in the VMTS-equipped simulator at Naval Air Sta- aircraft to train flight offition Pensacola. Photo by Lt. Brendan Johnston cers in the use of radar de(UMFO) training modern- ronment and will enable tection and weapons ization plan, provides real- the retirement of the T-39 employment against viristic training at a reduced that is currently doing this tual enemy targets, including cooperative training cost in a fighter-like envi- job.

with real and virtual aircraft. Using this technology will take training to the next level of fidelity. VMTS uses data link to send unclassified, mechanically scanned tactical radar information that provides air-to-air and air-toground modes, as well as simulated weapons and simulated electronic warfare. These functions can be networked between the participating aircraft and instructor ground stations that control the mission presentation. This data-link technology also allows instructors on the ground to monitor virtual radar screens that

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Annual memorial ceremony honors fallen EOD technicians By Billy P. Martin Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Public Affairs Officer

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE – The Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NavScolEOD) hosted the 45th Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial Ceremony May 3 at the EOD Memorial next to the Kauffman EOD Training Complex on Eglin Air Force Base. Members from all four services’ EOD community, along with families and friends gathered to remember the legacy of 298 EOD heroes and add the names of eight additional EOD technicians to the EOD Memorial (four Soldiers and four Marines) who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the past year. The guest speaker for the ceremony, Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, characterized the extraordinary efforts and of these EOD heroes and the EOD mission as well as the immeasurable sacrifice of their families. “This memorial repre-

sents 72 years of service by the EOD community,” said Odierno. “From World War II onward, we pay tribute to the men and women who volunteered to serve for one of the most dangerous missions in our profession – that of personnel protection and explosives identification, disarmament and demolition. This memorial celebrates the professionalism, selfless service and sacrifices of our EOD heroes in operations at home and abroad. In times of war and in times of peace, these EOD technicians and leaders protected our fellow service members by accomplishing our mission each day.” As part of the ceremony, NavScolEOD’s four service detachment commanders and senior enlisted members placed a wreath next to their respective service’s cenotaph, or monument, at the memorial while a fellow service member read the names of their fallen EOD heroes aloud, concluding with the phrase “we remember.” The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, presented a flag, previously flown

Spouses, children and family members of fallen explosive ordnance disposal technicians gather at the Memorial Wall after the annual ceremony May 3 at Eglin Air Force Base. Eight new names of Army and Marine EOD technicians, who lost their lives, were added to the wall this year. The all-service total now stands at 306. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Sam King

over the EOD Memorial, to each of the families of the four fallen Marines and Army Brig. Gen. JB Burton, commander of the Army’s 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Explosives Command, presented one of the flags to each of the families of the four Soldiers. The commanding officer of NavScolEOD, Capt.

William Noel, reminded everyone at the ceremony that it is not only important to remember those warriors who have made the ultimate sacrifice, but also for the new graduates of EOD school to understand the gravity of their chosen career field. “EOD technicians of all services make a solemn promise when we enter the

EOD community that we will never forget. We will never forget those heroes who have gone before us, their bravery, courage and their ultimate sacrifice,” said Noel. “New EOD technicians who graduate each week at this school in front of this memorial share this promise and vow to carry on this charge throughout their careers and years to come. Legacy and honoree families, we will never forget.” Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation, noted that the annual ceremony is an important part of EOD tradition. “Today we add eight new names to the EOD Memorial Wall, a memorial that ensures our fallen EOD warriors who have made the ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten,” said Motsek. “The Soldiers and Marines added today, and the 298 before them are heroes and it is an honor and privilege to preserve their legacy and continue to support their families. “We remember signifies the very essence and ethos of EOD technicians to never forget the extraordi-

nary efforts and sacrifices of our EOD brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice,” she continued. “The EOD Memorial stands as an amazing monument to the honor, courage and commitment exemplified by EOD technicians from all four services as they performed the EOD mission.” Staff members from all four services at NavScolEOD and members of the EOD Warrior Foundation coordinated and executed comprehensive preparations for the ceremony. The EOD Memorial Foundation, established in 1969, merged with the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation in March 2013 to form the EOD Warrior Foundation, which combines the missions and resources of these established organizations to increase the capacity to serve and support the joint service EOD community. NavScolEOD, located on Eglin Air Force Base, provides high-risk, specialized, basic and advanced EOD training to U.S. and partner nation military and selected U.S. government personnel each year.

From Navy BRITE, the Navy’s Shore Energy mascot: “Turning off the lights matters. If 300,000 Navy personnel turned off their office lights during the lunch hour (four fluorescent tubes off per person for 250 hours/year), the Navy would save $1.2 million each year and reduce emissions by 51,600,000 pounds of nitrogen dioxide, 124,800,000 pounds of sulfur dioxide and 13,656,000,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.” Flood from page 1

toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice. Individuals should register using DR-4177. Scott’s initial request is based on preliminary damage assessments, and may be amended to include additional counties as assessments are finalized. State officials, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local county emergency management agencies, will continue to conduct damage assessments. From April 28 through May 2, a severe weather system brought torrential rains to the Northern Florida Gulf Coast. Scott

signed Executive Order 14-144, declaring a State of Emergency for 26 Florida counties April 30. Two Florida rivers, the Santa Fe and Choctawhatchee, reached major flood stage, while three additional rivers reached moderate flood stage and 14 reached minor flood stage. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1-Nov. 30. For the latest information on the 2014 hurricane season and to Get A Plan!, visit www.FloridaDisaster.org, follow FDEM on social media on Twitter at @FLSERT, Instagram @FloridaSERT, Vine @FloridaSERT, Pinterest FloridaSERT and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FloridaSERT and www.Facebook.com/KidsGetAPlan.

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demand against your private insurance carrier and submit a copy of the insurance settlement with your claim package. If the damages total an amount less than your deductible, you simply need to attach a current copy of your declaration page showing the deductible. You can request an emergency advance in the amount of your insurance policy deductible. You must provide a copy of the claim you filed with your private insurance carrier. Call the Claims Help Line, (888) 897-8217, with questions. The help line is manned from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Eastern time. HurrEx from page 1

officers of subordinate commands to address exercise scenarios, emergency plans and recovery efforts. The destruction and devastation caused by storms reinforce the need for proper training and preparedness prior to the threat of a real world natural disaster. NRSE has endured severe storms in the recent past to include hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. Being prepared for

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mirror exactly what the student sees during flight training. From the instructor ground station, the instructor can simulate different scenarios to the student while in flight. The T-45 VMTS records the aircraft radar display for the entire flight, allowing the instructor to play back and critique the training session with the student in the debrief. Currently, VT-86 has approximately 50 percent of its aircraft inventory outfitted with the new VMTS processor and radar hand controller that make the system in the plane work. The first class of students to use the system are in the flight phase of the syllabus and are using this new training tool, while the second class of students are in the simulator phase about to start flights with VMTS. “I think being a part of the first UMFO (Undergraduate Military Flight Officer) class is awesome,” Ens. Robert Heller said. “It’s weird treading through uncharted water as far as the

syllabus with no one in front of us to go to for help, but I feel like UMFO gets the best of all worlds. We get the crew coordination and experience of a two man crew with the pilots flight side; we get the information and insight into things we should know and pay attention to in the sims from the NFOs; and we get an inside look into some of the systems we’ll actually get to use in the fleet. The new electronic suite in the VMTS jets challenges us and gives us a head start on a new scan, cockpit organization and skill set that we'll need in the fleet.” VT-86’s mission is to provide advanced flight instruction to student NFOs destined for strike-fighter, bomber and electronic warfare aircraft. The areas of instruction emphasize systems, instrument and radar navigation, radar intercept and attack, low level navigation, close air support, aerial combat maneuvering and advanced communications. The squadron currently graduates approximately 150 winged naval flight officers annually.

the potential issues associated with a storm can only be successful with proper training, which is why this type of exercise is necessary on an annual basis. Navy Region Southeast remains committed to the safety, security, and well-being of its Sailors, civilians, and their family members. For more information, visit www.cnic. navy.mil /regions/ cnrse/ om/ emergency_management.html.

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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.

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The image on the right side is the Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F-18 Super Hornet. Established in 1921 as the Air Station News, the name Gosport was adopted in 1936. A gosport was a voice tube used by flight instructors in the early days of naval aviation to give instructions and directions to their students. The name “Gosport” was derived from Gosport, England (originally God’s Port), where the voice tube was invented. Gosport is an authorized newspaper published every Friday by Ballinger Publishing,

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Happy ending for parents: Son gets standing ovation By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist


lthough I don’t talk much about it anymore, my husband and I raised a child with what has become known as “special needs.” When I gave birth to him in April of 1995, there was no indication that he was anything other than a healthy nine-pound baby boy. But three years later, a developmental pediatrician would rock our world. “In my opinion,” the Air Force doctor at RAF Lakenheath said looking into our widened eyes, “your son has atypical autism.” A couple of hours later, we were frantically grabbing every book on the subject in the library, determined to prove the doctor wrong. I recall one passage in an outdated book that painted a grim picture of the “typical” scenario: Parents receive the diagnosis and are determined to get their child all appropriate treatments. They are encouraged when their child makes progress with aggressive interventions. But as the child grows, the gap between him and his peers widens. As an adolescent, he wants friends, but is confused by nonverbal

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cues, facial expressions and gestures. Unable to develop peer relationships, he seeks the comfort of his daily routine – watching the same television shows every day, and pacing around the perimeter of his backyard. The parents realize that their son’s delays are insurmountable and accept that he will never lead a normal life. We put that book back on the shelf. It was the only time in our marriage I would ever see my husband cry. This prognosis was too painful to consider, so we did whatever we could. The next eight years were a blur of home therapies, speech therapies, occupational therapies, physical therapies, gluten-free caseinfree diets, prescription vitamins, sensory integration regimens, IEP meetings, monitored peer play dates, doctor’s appointments and mountains of insurance claim forms. Fortunately, in the fourth grade, our son’s doctor told us that, while he should continue

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 20 years (and running). She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. to work through lingering social delays and sensory issues, he no longer fit the diagnostic criteria for autism or any other developmental disorder. We were ecstatic about our son’s progress, but kept our lifestyle

of combating autistic symptoms in place. Just in case. Now 18, our son will most certainly “lead a normal life.” He is in his senior year at his third high school, and has already been accepted to colleges. He has earned four varsity letters in football, is a gifted musician, has taken eight advanced placement courses, and is an Eagle Scout. Despite his obvious success in conquering a serious developmental disorder, we still have regular moments of worry because our son is still “quirky.” There are days when we see autism creeping around like a phantom, threatening our son’s future. A far away look in his eye. The sound of him muttering to himself in the shower. His stubborn aversion to certain textures in food and clothing. His social awkwardness. His tendency to avoid interaction. We try to put it out of our minds and hope that these ghosts of his past are simply personality traits that won’t stop him from forming meaningful relationships in life. But I still worry. Recently, our son landed the role of J.B. Biggley in his high school’s production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” We didn’t know anything about the musi-

cal, and as usual, our son was not forthcoming with any details. We arrived on the night of the first public showing. Buying our tickets and finding our seats, several parents accosted us, gasping, “Your son is the one playing J.B. Biggley? He is amazing. He steals the show.” Knowing our son’s lack of interpersonal skills, we thought they might be misinterpreting his quirks as character acting. However, when he made his appearance on stage, we understood what everyone was talking about. Simply put, our son blew everyone away. At the curtain call, the actors took their turns bowing to the audience. When our son stepped up and bent at the waist, the crowd jumped to its feet, giving him the loudest standing ovation. And no one knows he was once diagnosed with autism. Sitting in our seats in total disbelief, it was as if all our years of hard work had come to fruition. Like comprehending the vastness of the infinite cosmos, my mind was boggled by the magnitude of our son’s potential and the promise of his happy future. He’s going to be just fine.

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May 9, 2014


NATTC holds Sexual Assault Awareness Month ‘Amazing Race’ By Lt. Jonathan Bacon NATTC PAO


aval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) organized and participated in Naval Air Station Pensacola’s (NASP) second annual Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Amazing Race April 25. In conjunction with the Navywide Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAM), the NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and NATTC organized the race. According to AE2 Cristine Civil, one of the event coordinators, the SAPR Amazing Race was designed as an educational event; a proactive effort to teach the participating Sailors about sexual assault victim’s campaigns, the role of alcohol in sexual assault, bystander intervention to prevent sexual assault and how to support a victim of sexual assault. “We had more than 150 fourperson teams participating in the event, with 580 of the participants being NATTC students,” said Civil. “The Navy realizes we have a problem with sexual harassment. Through our determination for change, there are many opportunities and educational programs like this race to prevent it.” The training was facilitated through four stations along the route of the course. At the first station, the teams ran a four-by100 meter relay race on the Naval Aviation Schools Command track. Each 100-meter leg represented a different sexual assault victim educational cam-

paign. The legs included carrying a teal ribbon for SAAM, a flashlight for “Light Up the Night,” wearing blue jeans for Denim Day, and finishing the race in a pair of woman’s heels to represent “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” The second station focused on bystander intervention. At the third station, the teams were quizzed by representatives from the FFSC on the various ways they could personally prevent sexual assault. Also at the third station, the teams had to practice their communication skills as they passed the contents of a teal cup of water from one cup to another, mounted on top of helmets they wore, without touching each other, or spilling the water. At the final station the team members were quizzed on their knowledge of the potency of alcoholic beverages to gain an understanding of the impact various drinks have on judgment and reaction time, and to show the role alcohol often plays in sexual assault. “I really thought the event had an excellent turnout this year,” added Civil. “From the feedback I received from participants they really enjoyed it and learned from it.” AA Margarita Esquive-

Runners assemble for the start of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) “Amazing Race.” Photo by Chris Wells

landrade, a NATTC student and one of the volunteers for the event, thought the race was a great cause. “All of the runners were so energetic,” said Esquivelandrade. “As they finished, they kept telling me about how each of the events taught them about the importance of preventing sexual assault and harassment and the importance of protecting their shipmates from being hurt.” April was the Navy’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with this year’s theme being “Live Our Values: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault.” According to the Lead Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) for NASP, Lillie Johnson, the goal for this year’s events are to empower each individual command to take ownership of this problem by embodying the Navy core values of honor, courage and commitment. “The Navy’s SAAM helps reinforce our efforts to prevent

and eliminate sexual assault from the Navy by providing Sailors an opportunity to personally be involved in communicating that sexual assault is a crime, destroys trust, divides teams, and degrades operational effectiveness,” said Johnson. “NATTC was one of our most involved participants in SAAM this year through various educational events including Light up the Night, and the SAPR Amazing Race.” Since its commissioning in 1942, NATTC has been committed to delivering training and increasing readiness within the Naval Aviation Enterprise. NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy and Marine students annually. The majority of the student population is made up of enlisted personnel attending “A” schools, where they are learning the skills and knowledge required to perform as apprentice level technicians in the fleet. The center also provides airman apprenticeship training, personal

financial management, and shipboard aircraft firefighting training. Advanced schools provide higher level technical knowledge for senior petty officers, and technical training for officers in aviation fuels, carrier air traffic control center operations, amphibious air traffic control center operations, aircraft launch and recovery equipment, and shipboard aircraft fire fighting. Additionally, NATTC supports the fleet by providing team training to ships personnel during their pre-deployment work-ups, to ensure that shipboard personnel have the proficiency required to take their ship on deployment, after a prolonged period in port. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit https://www. netc.navy.mil/centers/cnatt/natt c/Default.aspx. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy. mil/local/cnet/.

“Live Our Values, Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault.” A somber sign near the start of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) “Amazing Race” reminds participants of this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month theme. Photo by Chris Wells


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Runway turns into race track for Texan Trot From 455th Flying Training Squadron Booster Club

On April 26, the 455th Flying Training Squadron Booster Club celebrated the centennial of NAS Pensacola by presenting the T-6 Texan Trot 5K. The race was limited to DoD cardholders and included 300 runners and more than100 volunteers for its inaugural year. The route began at the National Naval Aviation Museum’s airpark, went down Runway 25L, around the taxiways of the airfield and finished at the airpark. During the race, participants ran past various aircraft including a vintage A-26, an EC-130 Compass Call, an E-8 Joint Surveillance Targeting and Attack Radar System (J-STARS), two F-15E Strike Eagles, a T38 Talon, a T-45 Goshawk, a T39 Saberliner and the T-6 Texan. After the race, runners were asked to visually recognize which aircraft they saw and won prizes for their correct answers. The post-race party in-

cluded barbecue, music and awards for the top female/male finishers, runners who beat “The Texan” (the race mascot), the military unit with the highest participation and the top winners of the aircraft visual recognition contest. The top male, Kevin Schwarz, finished with a time of 16 minutes and 14 seconds. The top female, Ashley Huston, finished with a time of 20 minutes and 25 seconds. The T-6 Texan Trot was sponsored by the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and included participants from all military branches. Lt. Col. Marc Stitzel, commander of the 455th Flying Training Squadron, handed out the awards and afterward, stated, “This was a monumental event for the Air Force to help celebrate NAS Pensacola’s centennial celebration.” Organizers of the T-6 Texan Trot plan to make it an annual event and hope to open registration to the public for next year’s race.

Air Force students and other personnel view an A-26 that arrived April 25. The vintage plane was among the aircraft on display for a Combat Systems Officer Career Day. Photo by Janet Thomas

Air Force Col. Gerald V. Goodfellow, commander of 12th Flying Training Wing, fires the starting pistol for the T-6 Texan Trot April 26 at Forrest Sherman Field. Goodfellow, who was a special guest for the 5K, was in Pensacola for several events including at Combat Systems Officer Career Day. Photo by 2nd Lt. Emerson Baldoz

Capt. Jon O’Rourke, and instructor pilot with the 455th Flying Training Squadron, runs past the Blue Angels Hercules C-130 “Fat Albert” during the T-6 Texan Trot April 26 at Forrest Sherman Field. O’Rourke was “The Texan,” the race mascot. Runners were challenged to beat “The Texan.” Photo by Maj. Evan Tatge



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HT-8 change of command to take place today By Ens. Lindsay Grover NASWF PAO

Cmdr. Robert G. Sinram will relieve Cmdr. Matthew J. Bowen of duty as commanding officer of Helicopter Training Squadron Eight (HT-8) during a change-of-command ceremony today, May 9, at 1 p.m. in the NAS Whiting Field atrium building. Commander Pacific Fleet Adm. Harry Harris will serve as the guest speaker for the occasion. Sinram takes command of HT-8 after 17 years of naval service. As a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Sinram earned his aviator wings after completing primary flight training with VT-6 and

advanced rotary wing with HT-18 at Pacific Fleet (ComHelTacWingPac), where he was a fleet replacement NAS Whiting Field in 1999. squadron instructor at Following the initial HSC-3 “Merlins.” He was CH/HH-46D “Sea Knight” instrumental in the formafleet replacement pilot tion of Commander Helitraining, Sinram was ascopter Sea Combat Wing, signed to HC-11 “GunbearU.S. Pacific Fleet (ComHers.” Sinram deployed SCWingPac) during the twice to the Persian Gulf in navy’s helicopter re-orgasupport of Operation Iraqi nization. Freedom, where he served Assigned to the USS as schedules officer, dePeleliu (LHA 5), Sinram tachment operations officer Cmdr. served as the V-3 division and aviation safety officer. Robert G. Sinram officer and aircraft hanAfter transitioning to the MH-60S, Sinram reported to Com- dling officer during Operation Iraqi Freemander Helicopter Tactical Wing, U.S. dom, Operation Enduring Freedom and

Peleliu Pacific Partnership 2007, where he earned his qualifications as officer of the deck (underway) and command duty officer. Joining HSC-21 “Blackjacks” in 2008 as department head, Sinram deployed as detachment four officer-incommand supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sinram also served as assistant deputy director of operations for the Joint Staff; senior emergency actions officer; and presidential strike adviser on Operations Team Four, National Military Command Center. Cmdr. John D. McBryde will replace Sinram as executive officer for the squadron.

NASWF winter detachment meets the mark By Ens. Lindsay Grover NASWF PAO

Training Air Wing Five’s (TraWing-5) detachment to New Mexico successfully completed winter training, returning all student naval aviators and instructor pilots home safely by the middle of March. Taking advantage of significantly better weather, the wing completed more than 2,100 student advancing events, improving training consistency and reducing primary phase time to train than would have been possible during the same time period at Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF). This was TraWing-5’s first attempt at remote training and a catalyst for future detachments based on its success. TraWing-5 organized this detachment to increase productivity during the winter months, taking advantage of the more ideal flying weather of New Mexico. This remote training allowed students to accelerate through primary flight training and focused primarily on students who needed good visibility to conduct their flights. Weather is often the

most prevalent factor contributing to an individual’s delay in flight school. When a student is able to fly more frequently, they not only become more proficient aviators but they also minimize costs by eliminating the need for mandatory warm-up flights. Mandatory warmups are due to being out of the aircraft for a period of 14 days or more. The detachment provided a more consistent training experience, capitalizing on frequency and repetition. The upfront costs of the training helped to minimize expenses overall with the expedition of student pilots through primary flight training. “The detachment to New Mexico was enormously successful, (which) resulted in an event completion rate nearly 15 percent greater than would have been possible flying those aircraft out of Whiting Field during the same period,” explained detachment officer-in-charge, Marine Lt. Col. J. Scott Payne II. The training demonstrated the ability of TraWing-5 to construct an effective detachment mechanism thus allowing the corporate knowledge

Two T-6 Texan IIs practice formation flying in the skies over New Mexico during a winter detachment from January through March. The detachment helped maintain flying hours for Training Air Wing Five during some poor winter weather in Northwest Florida. Photo courtesy of Training Air Wing Five

gained in this endeavor to be utilized in future detachments. The wing also successfully created a durable and mutually beneficial relationship with the city of Roswell, N.M., allowing for other potential detachments in the future. Based on the success of this evolution it is likely this type of training will continue in the near future. In order to meet the mission of TraWing-5, it is

necessary to utilize opportunities to increase productivity. Weather, maintenance and a limited defense budget will always be a factor in the aviation community but the use of detachments are highly advantageous to accomplishing the goal of mission readiness. The Roswell detachment also provided an opportunity to increase public relations between naval aviation and New

Mexico. Cadets from the New Mexico Military Institute received aircraft tours and were able to participate in meet-and-greet sessions with instructors and students. Lt. Col. Pete Blades, detachment officer-in-charge, gave an address to the Artesia, N.M., Rotary Club and before the training exercise terminated community leaders from Carlsbad and Roswell hosted dinners honoring the instructor pi-

lots, students and support staff of the winter detachment. Payne reiterated the importance of future detachments stating that, “the goodwill produced from deployments like this is an asset that benefits both guest and host, and leaves an enduring, positive image of our Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard with a part of the country that seldom gets to see them in action.”


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VA offering introductory seminar

Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health and Veterans Benefits Administrations will present a free seminar for Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, May 10, at the Pensacola Vet Center, 4504 Twin Oaks Drive. Seating is limited, so interested veterans should call the Vet Center and reserve seating. For more information or to make a reservation, call 456-5886.

Chattanooga FC, Knoxville, Force, Atlanta Silverbacks, Rocket City United, and the Georgia Revolution. Pensacola City FC will play in the Southeast Conference. Each team in the Southeast Conference will play six home and six away games. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children. Season ticket holders and military get in free. For more information, go to www.pensacolacityfc.com.

former Ambassador Sichan Siv May 15 in the Hagler Auditorium, Bldg. 2, Room 252, on the Pensacola campus. A reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. Siv will share his story of escaping from Cambodia in 1976 and the steps that led to his new life in the United States. For more information, call 484-1428.

Register to play in Golf for Heroes

Sea Cadet group enrolling teens

The 31st annual St. John School Sunset Run is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 10. The 5K course travels through the Navy Point community, with the start and finish lines at St. John School, 325 South Navy Blvd. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a T-shirt. Post-race festivities of music, food, beverages, and awards will follow the one-mile fun run. Registration information is available at www.active.com (event listing: Pensacola Sunset Run), at www.stjohnpensacola.com, or by calling the school at 456-5218.

Early registration is under way for the third annual Golf for Heroes Tournament scheduled for June 13 at Osceola Municipal Golf Course. Space is limited for the four-person scramble tournament with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. All proceeds will benefit USO programs and services in Northwest Florida. Registration fees are $75 per person ($70 for active-duty) and include a continental breakfast, greens fee, range balls, cart, goodie bag and post-tournament lunch. The deadline to register is June 6. To register online, go to www.golfforheroes.com. For more information, contact USO Operations Manager Dana Cervantes at dcervantes@uso.org or 455-8280, option 4.

Tournament to be at Marcus Pointe

BBB issues warning on charity claim

Sign up for May 10 Sunset Run

The Sons of Italy in America, Buona Fortuna seventh annual golf tournament is scheduled for tomorrow, May 10, at Marcus Pointe Golf Course, 2500 Oak Point Drive. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. and tee time is 12:30 p.m. Complimentary lunch and dinner will be provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Entry fee is $75 per player. Sponsorships are also available. Make checks payable to Buona Fortuna, Lodge No. 2835. For more information, call Pete Resedean, tournament chairman, at 476-0212 or 995-7487 or go to www.soibuonafortuna.org.

Choral Society performing Bach

The Choral Society of Pensacola will conclude its current season with a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 10, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 3131 Hyde Park Road. Tickets are $20 for reserved section seating, $15 for general admission, and $5 for students. For tickets, go to http://www.brown papertickets.com/event/583467. Tickets can also be purchased through the Pensacola State College Lyceum Ticket Office (484-1847). Tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour prior to performance time. For more information, call 484-1806 or go to www.choralsocietyofpensacola.com.

Food safety course being offered

A food safety/manager course is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20 and May 21 at Bldg. 3776 aboard NASP Corry Station (behind the Army Vet Clinic). Attendees will receive the five-year “Person in Charge” certification required for Navy and Marine Corps food service establishments. Class seats can be reserved until May 14 by contacting Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Preventive Medicine Department by phone at 452-6768 or by e-mail at PCOLA-PreventiveMedicine@med.navy.mil.

Club planning Memorial Day ride

Members of the Vietnam & Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club will be conducting their 19th annual Police Escorted Memorial Day ride event May 25. The ride will begin at 1 p.m. the American Legion Post 340, 8890 Ashland Ave., and end at the Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. There is a $10 per person fee. For more information, contact Kevin Freeland by phone at 7760660 or by e-mail at kevinj.freeland@gmail.com.

Military blood donors being honored

OneBlood is saluting military donors during May for Military Appreciation Month. A limited-edition military T-shirt is being distributed to donors at OneBlood centers in Pensacola, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City and at the OneBlood Bloodmobile drives. Donors also will receive a wellness check and a cholesterol screening. OneBlood serves as one of the seven military hubs throughout the country and holds blood drives at bases in Pensacola, Fort Walton and Panama City and provides blood to patients at Pensacola Naval Hospital and Eglin Air Force Base Hospital. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. For more information, call 473-3853 or go to www.oneblood.org.

Soccer team kicking off season

Pensacola City FC, a semi-pro soccer team that competes in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), is scheduled to begin its season with a home match against the New Orleans Jesters at 7 p.m. May 14 at Ashton Brosnaham Stadium. The home schedule also includes visits from

Partyline submissions

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Northwest Florida has issued a warning regarding an organization that is claiming to represent and help veterans in need. Officials were informed by a motel business that the organization shorted him close to $3,000 for overnight stays. Additionally, upon investigation, the office space rented to the organization was never validated due to lack of payment. The organization claims to be a charitable organization, but according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the organization is not registered to solicit for charitable donations. To see if an organization is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, you can go online to the Gift Giver’s Guide at https://csapp.800helpfla.com/cspublicapp/giftgiversquery/giftgiversquery.aspx and enter the name of a charity or call 1 (800) 435-7352.

PMOAA plans to award scholarships

The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of American (PMOAA) will be awarding scholarship grants to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident or grandchild of a resident of Escambia or Santa Rosa counties or Baldwin County in Alabama. Candidates also must have completed a minimum of one year at a college/university, with at least a 3.0 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.5 (graduate student), for the two preceding semesters as a full-time student. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15 and can be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information, contact retired Navy Cmdr. Vann Milheim by phone at 969-9715 or by e-mail at vann.milheim@att.net.

Coin collectors to gather May 15

Members of the Pensacola Coin Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at the International House of Pancakes, 19 North Navy Blvd., instead of Sonny’s Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant because of flood damages. The month’s coin presentation will be on counterfeit detection. A coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to eat. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.

Sherlock Holmes play to open at PSC

Pensacola State College is presenting the thriller, “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club,” May 15-18 at the Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio, Bldg. 23. Show times are 7:30 p.m. for Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances and 2:30 p.m. for the Sunday matinee. All seats are reserved. Ticket prices are adults, $7$11 for non students. For more information, call 484-1847 or go to www.pensacolastate.edu/mt.

City to offer summer basketball camps

The 35th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp sponsored and hosted by the City of Pensacola Department of Neighborhood Services will conduct three summer camps sessions for boys and girls ages 7 to 13. Brochures are available regarding the June 2-6, June 23-27 and July 21-25 sessions at the Malcom Yonge Community Center. To pick up a brochure stop by any of the City of Pensacola recreation centers during business hours. For more information, call 968-9299 or e-mail chipboes@gmail.com.

Cambodian diplomat to give lecture

Pensacola State College’s Black History/Multicultural Committee is presenting a free lecture by

Enrollment is open for NAS Pensacola’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (13-18 years old) and U.S. Navy League Cadet Corps (10-14 years old). The unit meets one weekend per month throughout the year. The cadets participate in civic activities and training events to develop a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance. The program is open to both military and nonmilitary affiliated youths. Adult volunteers are also welcome. For more information, go to www.seacadets.org or contact Luis Sepulveda at 458-1088 or asiso@yahoo.com.

Rugby players can try out for team

Navy and Marine Corps service members have been invited to participate in the Commonwealth Navies Rugby Cup’s new Four Nation’s Maritime Cup Tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 18 to Oct. 5. All-Navy Sports is seeking applications for tryouts to be held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., beginning Aug. 18. Applications are due to All-Navy Sports no later than June 15 and can be found at: http://www.navyfitness.org/all-navy_sports.

Recruiting survey being conducted

Navy Recruiting Command (CruitCom) representatives are asking Sailors across all regions to participate in a short survey on the Navy’s current recruiting marketing campaign. The anonymous survey is being conducted by the advertising agency, Lowe Campbell Ewald. The questionnaire will take about 15 minutes to fill out. To take the survey, go to http://cew14017.yourinsights.net/navy.php.

School opens enrollment for next year

Little Flower Catholic School, 6495 Lillian Highway, is now enrolling new students for the 20142015 school year. The school offers pre-K through eighth-grade including media skills, technology, art, physical education, music and Spanish. Sports programs, piano classes, and before- and after-school care are also available. For more information, call 455-4851 or go to www.pensacolalfs.org.

NMCRS has openings for volunteers

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) has openings for client service assistants (CSAs) and financial caseworkers at their office aboard NAS Pensacola. Volunteers for these positions should be computer literate. The NMCRS also has openings for cashiers and other retail store positions at its thrift shop on Corry Station. The NMCRS will provide training, mileage reimbursement and child care for volunteers. For information, call 452-2300 and ask for Ginny Goodman, Amanda Shadden or Jackie Whitney.

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 westgate.floridatrail.org or sign up at www.meetup.com/ftawesterngate.

Donations being collected for USO

For Military Appreciation Month in May the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Whataburger are teaming up to collect donations for the Northwest Florida United Service Organization (USO). Fans who donate will receive a coupon for a free Whataburger. Specific items will be collected during home games: • May 15-17: Single-serve microwavable snacks (suggested items include macaroni and cheese, ravioli and ramen noodles). •May 18-19 and May 21-24: Household supplies (suggested items include batteries, hand wipes and liquid soap). • May 25 and May 31: Individually wrapped sweets (suggested items include cookies and granola bars). For more information, go to BlueWahoos.com.

USO looking for volunteer help

The USO onboard NAS Pensacola is looking for volunteers to help staff the facility, especially during nights and weekends. The NASP USO facility serves more than 250 military personnel per day and is staffed by 99 percent volunteers. Anyone who is interested should contact Dana Cervantes-Richardson at 455-8280, option 4.

You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. 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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May 9, 2014

NASP volunteers at March of Dimes 2014 March For Babies, See page B2 Spotlight


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nna Jarvis, a Grafton, W.Va., native, is credited with conceiving and launching the campaign that resulted in the creation of a national day honoring mothers in the United States. Legislative actions and annual congressional proclamations documented in the Congressional Record praise her tireless efforts to create a lasting commemoration to her mother, Anna Reeves Jarvis, as well as to all mothers, living and deceased. After her mother’s death on May 9, 1905, Jarvis was determined to fulfill her mother’s hope that a memorial Mother’s Day be established to recognize the important roles that mothers play in the family, church and community. Jarvis’ mother embodied the attributes of many 19th-century women who believed that mothers and in fact all women, could be a powerful force in their communities. Jarvis acted upon her beliefs and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs that tackled local problems such as poor sanitary conditions and epidemic diseases. When the Civil War came to Grafton, these clubs turned to nursing soldiers on both sides of the conflict and trying to stave off division in the community. Other women appealed to the organized force of mothers for various causes – for example, Julia Ward Howe, who had worked with the widows and orphans of Civil War Soldiers. When the Franco-Prussian War erupted in 1870, Howe issued her declaration, “Appeal to Womanhood” throughout the world, urging mothers to unite for the cause of peace. Woman suffrage was another important cause of the time. Mothers such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Elizabeth Smith Miller, as well as Howe, were pivotal in organizing women to rally for their right to vote. Jarvis’ efforts to honor her mother’s accomplishments encompassed all of these women, as step-by-step, from local recognition in Grafton in 1908, to the state of West Virginia’s proclamation in 1910, the national holiday became reality.

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Naval Hospital Pensacola, Jan. 9-26, 2014 Liberty Dean Gowen, was born to Casey Leigh Gowen, Jan. 9. Stefan Robert Seely, was born to PR1 Jason and Bridget Seely, Jan. 13. Brandon Charles Faison Jr., was born to GSE2 Brandon Sr. and IT2 Camille Faison, Jan. 15. Taucous Laquece Goram III, was born to Taucous Goram and Alona McElroy, Jan. 16. William Robert Ogden, was born to Capt. Wesley and Lt. Mary Ogden, Jan. 16. Asher Joshua and Eden Hailey Hovies, were born to 1st Lt. Benjamin and Savanna Hovies, Jan. 16. Lilianna June Mitchell, was born to Ens. Nathan and Lynn Mitchell, Jan. 18. Vance Ealyn Beeks, was born to BMC Vernon and ITC Eloise Beeks, Jan. 22. Aubree Jade Peral, was born to HN Manuel and Tasha Peral, Jan. 22. Thomas David Wafford, was born to CTN1 David and Sarah Wafford, Jan. 22. Norajean Olive Conrad, was born to Lt.j.g. Michael Conrad and Alysha Stella, Jan. 23. Alexis Marie Allison, was born to CTN1 Ryan and Jennifer Allison, Jan. 23. Olvemi Ray Gregg, was born to PS2 Milton and AC1 Ayanna Gregg, Jan. 26. Raiden Patrick Cardinal, was born to 2nd Lt. Christopher and Nicole Cardinal, Jan. 27. Alexis Mary-Dawn Gerry, was born to PR1 Raymond and Brandy Gerry, Jan. 24. Isabella Macen Strach, was born to HM2 Brett and Amber Strach, Jan. 26. Josiah De’Shawn Wright, was born to Jessica Wright, Jan. 28. Ava Kristen Foster, was born to Lt. Cmdr. Daniel and Sally Foster, Jan. 28.

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NAS Pensacola volunteers lend a hand in 2014 March For Babies From NASP Community Outreach Photos by LS2 (SCW) Jarrod Moore


AS Pensacola volunteers pitched in to help make a difference at the March of Dimes 2014 March For Babies held April 26 at Vince J. Whibbs Community Maritime Park. Personnel from NASP, NAS Whiting Field and NASP’s Air Force units helped set up for the event. The volunteers assisted with traffic control and helped set up tents, tables and chairs. The event hosted more than 1,000 walkers and volunteers. Organizers thanked the military for the assistance. “I wanted us (base personnel) to participate in order to show the community we care about March of Dimes,” said LS2 Jarrod Moore. “Our main purpose was to help out, but we learned so much about March of Dimes that we hope to participate in their events in the future.” March of Dimes began with President Franklin Roosevelt’s struggle with polio, which led him to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Better known as the March of Dimes, the foundation established a polio patient aid program and funded research for vaccines. Today, March of Dimes turns its focus to preventing birth defects and infant mortality. For more, visit http:// www. marchofdimes. com.

Jeremy and Amanda Rutherford hold their twin sons, Aden and Weston. The twins were born prematurely; the family was one of the beneficiaries of the event.

NATTC’s AN Colton Marinelli (left) with event organizer Dannon Byrd. Marinelli has been involved with March of Dimes events since high school.

NAS Whiting Field personnel run out front as the 2014 March For Babies walk kicks off.



May 9, 2014


Park plans events for Memorial Day, National Trails Day From Gulf Islands National Seashore


wo upcoming events have been announced by officials at Gulf Islands National Seashore to celebrate Memorial Day and National Trails Day. Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown has announced a special event in honor of Memorial Day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 26 at historic Fort Pickens. The event features a living history encampment by Company C, 3rd U.S. Infantry (1860-1865). Uniformed reenactors will conduct period “Colors” and “Retreat” ceremonies, drill demonstrations, ar-

tillery drill demonstrations. A guided tour of Fort Pickens is scheduled for 2 p.m. Here is the schedule of events for May 26: • 9:30 a.m., Colors ceremony. • 10 a.m., company drill demonstration.

Support Our Troops

• 11 a.m., artillery drill demonstration. • Noon, Memorial Day colors flag salute ceremony. • 1:30 p.m., Company drill demonstration. • 2 p.m., guided tour of Fort Pickens. • 3:30 p.m., artillery drill demonstration. • 5 p.m., retreat ceremony. A celebration of National Trails Day is scheduled for June 7. The public is invited to enjoy a leisurely 2.5-mile walk along the Florida National Scenic Trail to the Gulf of Mexico. Walkers will watch the sunset and

then return to Fort Pickens. The walk begins at Fort Pickens parking area at 6:30 p.m. “Walkers will have opportunities to experience the essence and significance of natural beauty and cultural history of the national seashore while participating in this recreational activity,” Brown said. “The level of difficulty is easy with some soft sand. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring water.” The programs are free, but there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens area. For additional information about these program or other programs offered at Gulf Islands National Seashore, call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at 934-2600 or go to www.nps.gov/guis.





May 9, 2014

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

A big crowd turned out for the first Evenings in Olde Seville Square concert of the 2013 season. The summer concert series will continue each Thursday in downtown Pensacola. Photo from http://evenings inoldesevillesquare.com

Summer concerts to start From Evenings in Olde Seville Square

Everyone is welcome to hang out under the heritage oak trees at the park for Evenings in Olde Seville Square, a series of free summer concerts that start May 15 with performances by the McGuire’s Pipe Band and the Pensacola Civic Band. The concert series will continue every Thursday through July 31. Seating is not provided, so you should bring a blanket or folding chairs to sit on. Many concertgoers bring picnic dinners, but there also are vendors along Alcaniz Street offering a variety of items. Seville Square has been at the heart of Pensacola’s

community life since the British first laid it out as a public square in the 1760s at the site of an earlier Spanish town. The concert series dates back to 1966. In 2012, the Pensacola Heritage Foundation announced that the concerts would be ending. Fortunately for Pensacola music fans, a proposal was made to save the concert series. Events Pensacola received the blessing of the Pensacola Heritage Foundation, which granted it use of the iconic name, Evenings in Olde Seville Square. The rest of concerts on the schedule for this year feature a variety of music ranging from jazz and country to swing and rock ’n’ roll.

DETAILS WHAT: Evenings in Olde Seville. WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. each Thursday. WHERE: Seville Square. COST: Concerts are free. 2014 concert schedule • May 15 — Pensacola Civic Band. • May 22 — Not Quite Fab. • May 29 — Super Funky Fantasy. • June 5 — Heritage Band. • June 12 — Mass Kunfusion. • June 19 — Shades of Band. • June 26 — The Sara Mac Band. • July 3 — The Reunion Band. • July 10 — The Swingin’ Dick Tracys. • July 17 — Megan McMillan. • July 24— To be decided. • July 31 — Grand finale, two act show (6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) Dueling Pianos and the Modern Eldorados. CONTACT: http://eveningsinolde sevillesquare.com or 261-2200.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Rio 2” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Draft Day,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Oculus,” R, 8 p.m.


“Mr. Peabody and Sherman” (2D), PG, noon; “Rio 2” (3D), PG, 2 p.m.; “Godzilla” (3D), 5 p.m. (free admission); “Sabotage,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Rio 2” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Draft Day,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Oculus,” R, 8:30 p.m.


“Rio 2” (3D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2D), PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (3D), PG-13, 6:30 p.m.; “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” (2D), PG, noon; “Rio 2” (2D), PG, 2 p.m.; “Draft Day,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Oculus,” R, 7 p.m.


“Rio 2” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Draft Day,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Oculus,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Rio 2” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Sabotage,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“Rio 2” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “Draft Day,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“Rio 2” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Noah,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Oculus,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” R, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at http://naspensacola-mwr.com. • Family Luau: CANCELLED May 9, on the lawn at the NASP Corry Station Recreation Center. An evening of games, contests and a children’s zone all ending in a luau show with hula dancers and a fire dancer at 7:30 p.m. Hawaiian food will be available for purchase. Come dressed in your best Hawaiian shirt to win prizes. Admission is free. For details, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • New library hours: The NASP Library, 250 Chambers Ave., Bldg. 634, has new hours of operation. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 452-4362. • Mommy and Me Nature Walk and Picnic: 9 a.m. tomorrow, May 10, at the Family Fitness Center on NASP Corry Station. Bring your favorite healthy food item and recipe to share. For more information, call 452-6004. • Movies on the Lawn: “The Smurfs 2,” PG, tomorrow, May 10. At dusk, second and fourth Saturday of each month through August in front of Portside Gym, Bldg. 627, at NAS Pensacola. There will be door prizes for children. Admission is free. For information, call 452-2372. • Navy Teen Summer Camp Scholarship Program: May 14 is the deadline to apply for program. CNIC will fund all-expenses paid summer camp opportunities for Navy teens worldwide. Applicants must be 13 to 17 years old by May 14 and be a dependent of active-duty Navy or active-duty Navy Reserve personnel. For application details, go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/current/current.htm. • NASP Youth Center Summer Day Camps: June 2 through Aug. 15. Registration required. For information, call 452-2417. • Summer Reading Program: The “Paws to Read” summer reading program is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday from June 10 through Aug. 7 at the NASP Library, Bldg. 634. For more information or to register, call 452-4362. • Kayak Camp: Held at Bayou Grande Family Picnic Center (Ski Beach). Sessions for ages 10 to 16 are scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 23 to June 27, Aug. 4 to Aug. 8. Session for ages 7 to 9 scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 14 to July 18. Military $6; DoD, contractor $65. For more information, contact 452-9429. • Water Babies: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26 and Aug. 2. For ages 6 months to 3 years. Open to military, DoD and contractor. $30. For more information, contact 452-9429. • Corry Singles Sport Challenge: Starts June 4 at Corry Bowling Center. Meet at 6 p.m., bowling starts at 6:30 p.m. Three patterns (short, medium, long) bowled for four weeks. Cost is $15 handicapped, with optional $5 scratch. Must have as USBC sport card. Point of contact: Lisa Beekma, 4526380 or 776-9353.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.

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Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 9955247; go to www.SafeHelpline. org; 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. Activeduty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. To access an unrestricted report, the victim can report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR Victim Advocate (VA), SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. To access restricted reporting, the victim can 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 VA, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990, ext. 0; during and after working hours, call the SARC cell phone number at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Dealing with Difficult People: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. May 13. This class offers a variety of hints and tips on how to handle difficult people. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Parenting Workshop – Ages Zero to 2 Years Old: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 13. This is for expectant parents, new parent and parents of toddlers-up to 2 years of age. For more information or to register, call 452-5990. • Military Spouse Community Job Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16. For more information, call the FFSC Transition office at 452-5990 or e-mail: glen.colbert@navy.mil or terry.l. harris1@navy.mil. • Mommy and Me Tea: 10 a.m. to

11 a.m. May 22. Lighthouse Terrace Community Center, NAS Pensacola. Event is being presented by Balfour Reality and New Parent Support Group. Crafts, refreshments and activities for mothers and children. To register, call 452-5609. • Disaster Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 29. Emergencies come in many forms, and each type of disaster requires different measures. For more information and to register for workshop, call 452-5609. • Infant Massage Class: 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 13. For infants ages 2 to 6 months. Class is sponsored by the New Parent Support Home Visitors Program. Bring a baby blanket and an item that will soothe your baby during the class. Cass is limited to 10 families, so call 452-5609 to reserve space.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach has volunteer opportunities including: • Field Day: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 13 and May 14, 12551 Meadson Road. Encourage elementary students to excel in physical fitness during their field day competition. • Special Olympics Golf: May through August, A.C. Read Golf Course, NAS Pensacola. Act as coaches and partners. • Clean up project: 8 a.m. first Thursday of every month, Lexington Terrace Park. Help members of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) pick up

trash. • Pensacola Habitat For Humanity: Continuous, all over the Escambia region. Building, painting, framing and some clerical needs. Group is a dedicated group of volunteers assisting in lower income and or disabled people by building and restoring homes that better fit their needs. Single volunteers can volunteer at any time, groups will need to set up a time. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any volunteer hours to receive due recognition. For more information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532.

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Sunday School, all ages, 9 a.m. Sunday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women's Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge, second deck. • Bible study (for all), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bldg. 634, back classrooms. • Bible study, 5 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center.

Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the All Faiths Chapel. • Confessions: Scheduled 30 minutes before services.

Jewish • Bʼnai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., conducts services at 7 p.m. Friday and

9:30 a.m. Saturday and military personnel are welcome. For more information, call 433-7311.

Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. For NAS Pensacola worship information, call 452-2341.

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 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For NASP Corry Station worship information, call 452-6376.

NAS 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 NASP Whiting Field worship information, call 623-7212.

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