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Battle of Midway comemmoration to be held June 5 onboard NASP Naval Air Station Pensacola will recall the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway with a commemoration to be held at the National Naval Aviation Museum

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June 5 at 10 a.m. Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), will be guest speaker; there will

also be a presentation by retired Navy Capt. Kevin Miller. For more information, call Lt. Brian Greenfield at 452-6527.

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JCOC: Civilian leaders see first hand how Sailors, Marines train for success Story, photo by Steve Vanderwerff NETC PAO

NAS Pensacola hosted 39 civilian leaders of the Secretary of Defense’s Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) for a tour of the base recently. The group visited Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) for a tour highlighting how the Navy trains Sailors and Marines, Training Air Wing 6 for familiarization with training aircraft, and Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) for an aircrew water survival demonstration and briefing. Rear Adm. Donald Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), accompanied the group during a tour of Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). “As always, young Sailors and Marines at the Naval Air Technical Training Center stole the

show. They impressed these civilian leaders from the start and showed them why our training is our asymmetric advantage. The combination of superb people and leading edge training gives our maritime forces the capability to respond quickly to crises and win in combat,” explained Quinn. “The technical expertise gained, combined with developed critical thinking skills, gives our Sailors and Marines the ability to defeat known threats and deal with those that are unexpected. While at the training center, JCOC visitors experienced firsthand the training that goes into preparing our newest Sailors, enabling them to fulfill their role in defending our nation. “At NATTC and throughout the NETC domain, we use blended learning solutions which combine instructor-led classes, hands-on labs, simulation, interactive

Rear Adm. Donald Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), leads members of the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) after taking a tour of Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. While onboard NASP, the group also visited Training Air Wing 6 for familiarization with various types of training aircraft, and visited Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) for an aircrew water survival demonstration and briefing.

courseware and computerbased training to give our graduates the tools they need to succeed.”

The JCOC program is sponsored by the Secretary of Defense to provide civilian public opinion

leaders greater knowledge of the military and national defense issues. JCOC is the oldest existing

Department of Defense outreach program, having

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Naval Aviation Symposium 2012 concludes today From National Naval Aviation Museum

The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation and other historic events in naval aviation were among the many topics discussed at the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s 26th Annual Symposium, held May 9 through today (May 11). The three-day event, held at the National Naval Aviation Museum,

included a variety of activities including a golf tournament, luncheon, panel discussions and the commissioning of the long-awaited National Flight Academy “USS Ambition” program. Each May, the symposium averages nearly 3,000 guests, ranging from active and retired military personnel, active and retired flag and general officers to aerospace industry executives and the general public.

Today (May 11) the 2012 symposium schedule of events includes: • National Flight Academy commissioning 8:30 a.m. outside the National Flight Academy, adjacent to the National Naval Aviation Museum. Retired astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly will be the keynote speaker for the event. Kelly, who flew missions

in the Gulf war, commanded the final flight of space shuttle Endeavor in 2011. • Honorary Naval Aviator Ceremony of former SEAL and astronaut, retired Navy Capt. Bill Sheppard, 10:15 a.m. (at the National Naval Aviation Museum). • Naval Aviation: Issues

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NETC chief operating officer visits NavScolEOD By Ens. Elizabeth Allen Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving Public Affairs

Golf club drawing for enlisted IA service members ... A drawing was held May 4 to give NASP individual augmentee (IA) service members a chance to win a set of golf clubs and a free round of golf at the base’s A.C. Read Golf Course. Local car dealer Sandy Sansing had won the clubs at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes golf tournament and chose to donate them to a former IA service member. NASP MWR sweetened the deal by adding in a round of free golf and cart rental to all IAs who entered. Air Ops’ ABE2 Bryan Miller was chosen winner of the drawing. (Left to right) CMDCM Michael F. Dollen, Sandy Sansing, Miller and John Fuller of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Photo by Billy Enfinger

Rear Adm. Clifford Sharpe, chief operating officer for the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), visited the Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NavScolEOD) for a tour and orientation recently. Sharpe, who assumed duties as NETC chief operating officer in October 2011, spent the day with Capt. Joe Polanin, commanding officer of NavScolEOD, and Cmdr. Ryan Bedner, executive officer of the Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving.

The visit began at the EOD Memorial, located across from the Kauffman EOD Training Complex, where Sharpe received a brief history of the school, was briefed on what students learn while at NavScolEOD and also the EOD Memorial Ceremony, which occured May 5. The tour continued to the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Division, where Sharpe was instructed by Ens. Marc Cardwell, a student at NavScolEOD, on how to maneuver an EOD robot. “Being here provides a visible frame of reference,” said Sharpe. “I enjoy seeing the energy and actions of everyone

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Navy Exchange (NEX) offers E85 alternative fuel From Joanne.Byrd@nexweb.org

Navy Exchange (NEX) Pensacola launched an E85 alternative fuel facility onboard NASP Oct. 7, 2011. The facility is located at the NEX gas station and convenience store in Aviation Plaza. It’s the first E85 Flex Fuel station in Pensacola, with the next closest being in Fort Walton Beach on Hurlburt Field. The Hurlburt Field location is a military service station for military vehicles only with the closest public station being in Tallahassee. “This facility is an important initiative and is in alignment with the government’s goal to reduce petroleum consumption through improvements in fleet fuel efficiencies and the use of alternative fuels,” said Michael Good, executive vice president, chief operating officer, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM). JCOC from page 1

been held more than 80 times since its inception in 1948. The group visiting NATTC included leadership from various universities, county and city elected officials from several communities across the nation, as well as national and regional civic leaders, and representatives from professional athletic teams, and various news and entertainment media. “What we hope is that the members of the JCOC will learn more about the Department of Defense,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs for Community and Public Outreach, René Bardorf. “Each day we’ve visited individual branches of the military. We want to educate them about the uniqueness of the human side of each of the services. We’ll show them the capabilities, but we want them to return to their communities and be empowered to take action to help our service members as they re-integrate after a decade of war, back into their communities. We hope the experience will then cause them to take action to help us transition our service members into employment opportunities, education opportunities and improve

“This facility provides the needed access to E85 fuel for the Navy’s fleet of Flex Fuel vehicles as well as to other federal, state and city government flex fuel fleets, and the general public.” NEXCOM awarded a public private venture contract in April 2008 to Protec Fuels for the infrastructure development and supply of the ethanol-based alternative fuel, E85. E85 is comprised of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. It burns cleaner and reduces hydrocarbon emissions. “E85 is for use only in vehicles specifically designed to operate on fuel blends with higher concentrations of ethanol,” said Larry Boone, NEXCOM’s automotive program manager. “We are proud to offer E85 as a preferred choice of energy to drive our country, improve our environ- AZ3 Rachele Lehmann fills up a government vehicle ment and reduce our country’s dependency on with Flex Fuel at the NAS Pensacola Aviation Plaza petroleum.” service center. Photo by Emily Benner

their wellness over the time their back in their communities and for the rest of their lives.” While at NATTC, the group was shown how air traffic controllers are taught to safely direct incoming and outgoing aircraft at both shore facilities and onboard ships. A portion of the tour included how Sailors are taught electrohydraulics in the Aviation Electrician’s Mate “A” School as part of the maintenance and repair aircraft. They also saw how students are taught to maintain and build aviation ordnance, including bombs and missiles. They wrapped up their tour with a visit to the learning center’s aircraft engine lab, where Sailors are taught how to maintain and repair fixed-wing and rotary aircraft engines. When they return to their communities, JCOC group members are encouraged to share their knowledge within their spheres of influence. “As president of the State Chamber of Oklahoma, part of my job is to not only meet other people around the country and those we have business connections with, but to also recognize and realize the impact the military has on our economy,

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and Answers-Flag Officer panel 10:30 a.m. (at the National Naval Aviation Museum). The symposium panel discussions are free and open to the general public, active-duty and retired

military. Registration is requested for all symposium events. For more information and registration, call the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at (800) 3275002 or 453-2389. The National Naval Aviation Museum features

here. Seeing everyone in action reinforces the quality of our Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines.” Army Capt. Nicholas Drury, division officer for the IED Division, has seen the dangers of IEDs first-hand and wants his students to be prepared. “IEDs are the No. 1 killer of our service members, including our EOD technicians, since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Drury. “Some of our students are going to graduate, hit the field, deploy, and will be responding to explosive devices that are designed to kill them, so it is imperative that we give them the most realistic, demanding, and relevant training possible.” Sharpe ate lunch with several students at the NavScolEOD galley, and then continued to the Underwater Ordnance Division, which is the culmination of NavScolEOD for Navy students.

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer 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.

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

such as airman apprentice training, maintenance, personal financial management and shipboard aircraft firefighting. NATTC also conducts technical training for officers in aviation fuels, carrier air traffic control center operations, aircraft launch and recovery equipment, shipboard aircraft fire fighting and amphibious air traffic control center operations. “It’s important that the people who are part of JCOC have a better understanding of how we develop the youth of our nation and the payback the youth get from their time in service,” said Capt. Terry Burt, commanding officer, Center for Naval Air Technical Training Center. “The feedback I got from group members was that it rounded out their experience. They were able to see a variety of operational type training over the last few days and were impressed by the various levels of training, from initial boot camp to taking them to the next step which is initial skills training, which is primarily what we do here in Pensacola before they go out to the operational units.” For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cnatt/ nattc/Default.aspx.

free admission and a full slate of events throughout the year. For a complete list of events, exhibits and attractions at the museum, visit NavalAviationMuseum.org or call the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at 453-2389 or (800) 327-5002.

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(Right) Ens. Marc Cardwell, a student in the Improvised Explosive Device Division at Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NavScolEOD), explains the importance of bomb robots to Rear Adm. Clifford Sharpe, chief operating officer of Naval Education and Training Command, while on a tour of NavScolOEOD recently. NavScolOEOD, located on Eglin Air Force Base, provides high-risk, specialized, basic and advanced EOD training to more than 2,200 U.S. and partner nation military and selected U.S. government personnel each year. Photo by Ens. Elizabeth Allen

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which we recently did a study on,” said Fred Morgan, president and chief executive officer, State Chamber of Oklahoma. “Being a part of the JCOC and seeing the military in the real world allows me to put it into context, which is very important to me and my organization.” Morgan says he was very impressed by the training that the Sailors receive at NATTC and the skills they have to support the Maritime Strategy. “We went to a very modern computer training lab, and I wish all schools were using that type of system in our public schools,” said Morgan. “I was amazed by the level of education and the quality of these young Sailors. It gives you hope in this generation of young adults.” NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy and Marine students each year. The largest part of this student body is comprised of enlisted personnel attending “A” schools designed to provide them with the knowledge and skill levels required to perform as technicians at the apprentice level. Advanced schools provide higher level technical knowledge for senior petty officers and specialty schools offer specific skills not particular to any one rating,

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“The best part of the tour today was the interaction,” said Sharpe. “I enjoy hearing about the students’ and instructors’ life stories, their concerns, and really their enthusiasm about the training.” The Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Diving (CEODD), located in Panama City, provides oversight and control of the career progression of Navy EOD technicians and divers, and provides lifelong learning opportunities in areas of both personnel and professional development. NavScolEOD, located on Eglin Air Force Base, provides high-risk, specialized, basic and advanced EOD training to more than 2,200 U.S. and partner nation military and selected U.S. government personnel each year. For more information about the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, visit the NavScolEOD website: h t t p s : / / w w w . n e t c . navy.mil/centers/ceneoddive/eods/.

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There are many like it, but this one is mine By Emily Benner Gosport Staff Writer

I’m not a great photographer. I like to think that I’m good, but not great. And, in a world where anyone with a standard camera phone and Instagram can call themself an amateur photographer, I’m not sure where that puts me. Thankfully, I have been given amazing opportunities in this job to work with high quality cameras and equipment. The quality of some of the photos that result truly surprise me a lot of times, and I think that I have most certainly learned a great deal about photography in my time here. But, unfortunately, my access to these amazing machines will be coming to an end in just a few short weeks, and I will be back to using ’ol reliable – a plum colored point-and-shoot that was a gift from my dad a few years ago. It was my first digital camera, and it really is very nice. It points, focuses and takes photos – all the necessary steps. But, after building a nice, comfortable little Nikon DSLR nest for the past two years, I’ve forgotten how to use it well. I’ve been trying to explain it to people like this: Going from the Nikon D7000 to an eight-megapixel Nikon Coolpix is the rough equivalent of reverting from an old flash powder camera (that used potassi-

um perchlorate and aluminium powder to produce a bright flash) to a prehistoric cave drawing. It just isn’t the same. And, so in the spirit of tying this in to the military, and selfishly contributing to my own agenda, I made my own adaptation of the Rifleman’s Creed, and it starts off with a little something like this: “This is my camera. There are many like it, but this one is mine.” Yes, as you are now coming to realize, I have become very attached to it. Now, I don’t mean to frighten anyone with my fervor for high-end cameras, not at all. But I’ve gotten used to being able to customize all of the settings (like aperture and shutter speed) and controlling flash and other things. It can get very technical, and I will be the first one to admit that I’m no expert on the matter, though I have learned a lot. I do know, however, that when I try to use my point and shoot now, with limited control of the settings I can change, the quality of my photos has dramatically decreased and has evolved to now include critical errors such as: an out of focus subject and in-focus background; poor lighting with no control of flash; and insurmountable graininess that is too late to fix by the time I’ve opened it up to see on a full screen. And, make no mistake, these are by no fault of the camera, simply that I no longer know how to use it.


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I’ve come pretty far in my photography education, though. So far, in fact, that I have been lightly considering doing some freelance work with portraits and other shoots. I think that it’s a field that requires a lot of work to gain clients, but I know a lot of people who do it.

in enough detail for another person. But I digress. I suppose people make due with their point-and-shoot cameras every day. Maybe I’m just spoiled on top-of-the-line camera equipment and need to pull my snooty-camera tastes back down to reality. Is it possible to relearn how to use something made so

Maybe it’s because of the industry that I’m in; maybe it’s just the “in” thing now. I don’t know. Though, if someone were to ask me whether I would use it for professional development or for recreation, my honest answer would have to be “I don’t know.” A little bit of both, I hope. And so, when I get into situations where I actually regret not having my camera with me, it is terrible. It is really, really awful. It feels almost like an Alanis Morrisette song where you see a celebrity or an amazing natural phenomenon, and you can’t capture the moment. Instead, you are left with the fleeting memory of it happening, not quite able to describe its magnificence

simple that my own mother could use it? I find myself wondering that. In any case, I must advise anyone who is interested in learning about the photography business: while they are nice, having a professional camera isn’t what makes a great photo. Through all my whining, I have taken great photos with my point-and-shoot camera. So if you are someone who is interested in merging into that field and you can’t afford a monster camera, don’t feel overwhelmed. If you can take a great photo on your point and shoot, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll have a pro-camera. Just bear in mind, it’s not the camera that takes great photos, it’s the photographer.



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Marine competition pits Aviation Maintenance Squadrons in a fight for supremacy

Photos by 2nd Lt. Michael Schmaling Shortly after sunrise, a squad of Marines sprint down an NAS Pensacola beach during the MATSG Cup log run event.

Teams dig in for a tug-of-war.

During a pugil stick bout, one Marine scores a “killing blow.�

A boatload of Marines attack the beach during the amphibious run.

Maj. Michael A. Graziani of AMS-1 hoists the MATSG Cup after MATSG-21 Commanding Officer Col. Robert C. Sherrill declares victory for the Marines of AMS-1.

A fire team of Marines lift a tractor tire during the tire flip contest.



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NASC, NATTC host health and safety fair Story, photos by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) and Naval Aviation Technical Training Center (NATTC) invited the general public, military personnel and their families to attend “Spring Health and Safety Fair” onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola May 4 at the NATTC Aviation Support Hanger in Bldg. 3460. “We’re about to go into the ‘101 Critical Days of Summer,’” said John Prince, NASC safety officer, referring to the summertime period which typically brings an increase in mishaps and injuries. “So we’re promoting safety and health; trying to give (service members) a heads-up to enter into that time safely.” More than 25 presenting groups were on hand with displays and demonstrations for hurricane preparedness, health screenings, driving and boating safety, and many more health and safety education topics.

Carl Jackson, loss control representative with Gulf Power, demonstrates the dangers of live electrical wires to a group of service members. Using a scale-model village which was actually electrified, Jackson created scenarios ranging from a post-hurricane downed power line to various construction and boating situations to educate onlookers. Crackling sparks from minature power lines arcing caught the attention of many passers-by for a serious look at the simulated hazards.

AO2 Malcom Hines, from NAS Pensacola Security/Weapons Department, allows contractor Nielah Spears to carefully handle a belt-fed, gas-operated 7.62mm M240 Bravo medium machine gun.

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Don Griffiths, service to the armed forces coordinator for American Red Cross of Northwest Florida, explains the organization’s mission to a group of Air Force members.

Using goggles which simulate alcohol impairment, service members attempt to walk a straight line for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Project Specialist Marilyn McDonald-Dorsey.



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CNO Aviation Safety Awards for two Whiting squadrons By Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso NASWF PAO

The 2011 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Aviation Safety Awards have honored one fixed-wing and one rotarywing squadron under Training Air Wing Five for outstanding performance in their advancement of aviation training safety. Honorees Helicopter Training Squadron 28 and fixed-wing Training Squadron Two were cited as leaders in the field of aviation safety and models for naval aviation training units under the Chief of Naval Air Training. HT-28, which was commissioned in 2007 to provide intermediate and advanced helicopter flight instruction, views this development as a major landmark in its short but distinguished history. The newest of TraWing-5’s training squadrons derives special satisfaction from the speed with which it achieved recognition and the all-hands effort that led to this distinction. HT-28 Aviation Safety Officer Maj. Andrew Riley cites the holistic safety effort of all squadron personnel as the key to building a stellar record. “Seeing as we are such a young squadron, it has taken

time to build this safety culture. It’s not just the safety department; it’s the total effort of the students, instructors, the civilian component, the enlisted component and the leadership. “(This award) has been the culmination of five years of building a safety culture within the organization,” Riley explained. Organizational safety values are the common thread that binds TraWing-5’s awardees. The CNO Safety Awards recognize commands that have both an outstanding record of compliance with Navy safety guidelines and demonstrable initiative beyond CNO requirements. VT-2 Aviation Safety Officer Lt. Daniel Parsch believes that this award, his squadron’s 12th overall and fourth consecutive, is the end product of a fully internalized safety ethic. Independent evaluation by the Naval Safety Center Survey concluded that “it’s obvious (VT-2) has an excellent command climate with regards to safety.” The TraWing-5 organizational focus on safety is a common element of the standard operating procedures at each of its three fixed-wing and three rotary-wing squadrons. The precise method by which each

squadron innovates and differentiates itself often provides the final measure of distinction for each year’s CNO Safety Award candidates. During 2011, HT-28’s broad campaign to promote safe practices and process improvement placed special emphasis on the Aviation Safety Awareness Program (ASAP). The online system allows students to offer input regarding their training experience, questions, concerns, and suggestions relating to safety. While all TraWing-5 squadrons leverage the input that ASAP provides, Riley feels that his command’s effort to focus upon the program has been a distinctive feature of HT28’s drive for constant improvement and a key to its award citation. “Students are taught to make their ASAP entries thoughtful, thorough and useful for leadership. I think that what sets us apart is emphasizing ASAP from top to bottom. “Whatever the students voice through ASAP, the commanding officer will address directly,” Riley stated. VT-2 has placed special emphasis on openness and mutual responsibility with respect to safety reporting.

According to Parsch, the squadron’s focus on frank discussion of concerns and solutions flows unimpeded from the leadership to all members of the unit. “The Culture Workshop conducted in April 2011 made note of the fact that there was an open culture of non-retribution for mistakes, instructors empowered to make go/no-go decisions with no questions asked, and students feeling comfortable in approaching their instructors,” Parsch noted. VT-2 and HT-28 recognize that the pursuit of aviation safety is an ongoing challenge. Changes in regulations, the physical environment, equipment, experience from past practices and emerging fleet requirements mean that the landscape of naval aviation training remains in flux. Parsch cites his squadron’s thrust to promote openness and confessional opportunities as the key to further innovation in the unit’s operational safety. Opportunities to reveal unease and admit mistakes without fear of exposure will promote faster feedback loops between experience and refined methodology. “The squadron’s implementation of ‘true-confessions’ allows mistakes or potentially

hazardous trends to be discussed openly in an effort to prevent reoccurrences,” Parsch declared. Riley feels that the key to defending HT-28’s 2011 title will be the expanded involvement of student naval aviators and a focus on the individual student’s role as an active participant in the cockpit. “From my perspective, the students and their participation, their buy-in is a big part of our vision. They are part of the crew, and we really stress that. They also have to lead on safety and exercise crew resource management like the instructors. “Just the whole demeanor of how instructors instruct, how it has changed even since I’ve been in training. You’ve gone from a rigid one-way dictation to more of a partnership in the aircraft. When the student is equally engaged, that creates a safer environment for everyone.” In recognition of their exceptional performance, HT-28 and VT-2 will be presented with engraved plaques from the Naval Safety Center. The awards, depicting the signature “Safety ‘S,’” will be displayed in perpetuity within squadron spaces.

NAS Whiting Field becomes outdoor classroom in observance of Earth Day By Jay Cope NASWF PAO

Nearly 60 second graders from Bagdad Elementary School trekked through trails, sought out wildlife, learned about conservation and a whole lot more during Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s third annual Wildlife Ecology Field Day recently. The daylong schedule is designed to foster respect, appreciation and understanding of the Northwest Florida environment. The youths gathered at the entrance to NAS Whiting Field’s publicly accessible Clear Creek Nature Trail, where the children were broken up into groups which rotated through a series of activities and information stations. Presentations included sessions on bees, reptiles, fire prevention and recycling. The kids were also treated to a hike down the nature trail where they were introduced to

the various trees and their uses. Questions asked down the trail display the children’s appreciation for the environment, said Ron Cherry, NAS Whiting Field’s nature resource manager. “We ask questions throughout the trail walk and the kids shout out the answers,” he said. But they also had a lot of stories to tell about their grandfather taking them fishing or their parents taking them camping. The kids always have a lot of enthusiasm and interest throughout the day.” For the 42nd year, Earth Day highlighted the need to protect and preserve the Earth’s natural resources and sustain natural habitats. The worldwide program emphasizes the need to raise awareness of our historical problems associated with the lack of conservation efforts in the past. The Wildlife Ecology Field Day has become an annual tradition for the naval base’s environmental department. It serves

as a way to celebrate Earth Day and is a good way to reach out and connect with the children, according to Cherry. “We have a new crop of second graders

each year, and we need to impart to them a respect for the environment,” he said. “We try to teach them the importance of the environment to their future.”

Second graders from Bagdad Elementary School cross one of the bridges on the Clear Creek Nature Trail at Naval Air Station Whiting Field as part of Ecology Day to observe the annual Earth Day celebration. Photo courtesy of Ron Cherry

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Submissions for Partyline should be e-mailed to: emily.benner.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions should include the organization’s name, the event, what the event is for, who benefits from the event, time, date, location and a point of contact. Commissary hours for Memorial Day The Pensacola Commissary will be open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 28. Normal hours for the commissary will resume May 29. For more information, call 452-6880. Southern Illinois University registration Registration for Southern Illinois University health care management bachelor’s degree is open for the fall semester. Classes begin Aug. 25 and are offered on weekends at Naval Hospital Pensacola. For more information, call Beth Huston, the SIU program advisor, at 455-2449. Embry Riddle registration for summer term Embry Riddle Aeronautical University is now registering for the summer term through May 28. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s Pensacola campus offers certificate programs, associate and bachelor’s degree programs with various specializations in professional aeronautics and technical management and the master’s degree in of aeronautical science. For more information on this program or to learn more about how to register, visit www.embryriddle.edu/pensacola or call 458-1098. Joint Ambulatory Care Center 2K The Joint Ambulatory Care Center will be hosting a 2K walk and roll event in support of employee wellness month, May 16. The event will be held at two time intervals, 9-9:30 a.m. and 10-10:30 a.m., at the rear of the JACC. The event is open to the general public, including participants who use wheelchairs. The JACC is located at 790 Veterans Way along Highway 98, next to NHP. The event will also benefit homeless veterans. Participants are asked to donate any of the following items that will be distributed by VA personnel to homeless veterans: bus passes, bug spray, flashlights, batteries, kitchen items (pots, pans, dishes), new undergarments, shoes, non-perishable food items and toiletries. A donation is not mandatory to participate. For more information, call Laura Pistey at 9122212. Pensacola Roleplaying Association The Pensacola Roleplaying Association is a free organization dedicated to table-top role playing games such as Dungeon and Dragons, Pathfinder, Star Wars, Shadowrun and more. There are currently more than 150 members and the group offers several types of gaming sessions for individuals of varying interests. Sessions are scheduled several days each week to fit anyone’s schedule. Interested participants should note that all materials, books and miniatures are provided. For more information, call 696-5414 or sign up at MeetUp.com and search for Pensacola Roleplayers Association. Navy League upcoming events The Pensacola Council Navy League of the United States will host its Seventh Annual Military Spouse Appreciation Luncheon May 16 at 11:30 a.m. in the Heritage Hall at Seville Quarter. The guest speaker will be Nancy Fetterman and tickets cost $17.50 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, call 436-8552. Additionally, the Navy League will be hosting its annual Outstanding Military Enlisted Breakfast May 23 at 7:30 a.m. in the Heritage Hall at Seville Quarter. The guest speaker will be NASP CMDCM Michael Dollen. This event is being held to recognize outstanding enlisted personnel from E-1 through E-9 who are members of local commands. For more information or to make a reservation, call 436-8552. ‘Raffle Night’ at New World Landing The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its annual Raffle Night at New World Landing May 17. The proceeds of the Raffle Night will be used for donations to the community and cash prizes will be offered to winners. Tickets cost $2 each or $20 for a book. Reservations are required by May 14. Cost for the event is $25 per person. Active duty, reserve, retired and former officers and their spouses from all branches are invited to attend. For more information, visit www.pmoaa.org or call Capt. Neal Schneider at 932-9242. Grand opening at Community Maritime Park The Community Maritime Park will be hosting a grand opening June 9 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.  The ribbon cutting will be held at noon, but there will also be local talent and musicians playing all day, competitions, arts and crafts, food and a special performance by the Charlie Daniels Band at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 436-5670. Military appreciation at Gallery Night Seville Quarter will be hosting a military appreciation show in conjunction with the May 18 Gallery Night in downtown Pensacola. The show will feature local military artists and the DoD Thomas Jefferson Award-winning base newspaper Gosport. The event

also will feature live music and food vendors. For more information, call 434-6211. Pirates on the Gulf – Trolling for Booty The Pirates of Lost Treasure will host its annual fishing tournament, “Pirates on the Gulf – Trolling for Booty,” Sept. 21-23 at Holiday Harbor Marina. Cash prizes up to $400 per fish will be awarded. The Pirates of Lost Treasure is a not-for-profit Mardi Gras social organization that raises money for local community secret santa drawings which donate new toys and clothing to needy children. For more information on the event, call 232-8737. Relay for Life Pensacola The 2012 Relay for Life Pensacola event will be held today, May 11, at noon at Washington High School. For more information or to participate, visit www.relayforlife.org. ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive coming up United Way’s annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive will be tomorrow, May 12. To participate in the drive, Escambia and Santa Rosa county residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing nonperishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery, tomorrow, May 12. Local letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver mail and take them to postal offices for pick up by local food pantries. For more information, call DeDe Flounlacker at 432-2053 or Glenn Corbett at 384-3212. ‘Trouble in Oz’ at PSC to benefit Pyramid Arts Pyramid Inc., a non-profit agency dedicated to training through the arts for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will be hosting “Trouble in Oz” June 8-9 at the Ashmore Auditorium at Pensacola State College. At 5 p.m. each day, there will be an art show and a silent auction and at 7 p.m. the curtain will rise for the performance. This event is free, but donations will be accepted for the Pyramid Arts program. To sponsor the event or for tickets, call Cindy Coleman at 543-3341. Women military careerists needed for study A doctoral student is looking for women from all branches of service, both enlisted and commissioned personnel, and any and all duties and assignments, who are willing to be interviewed as part of a dissertation study. Eligible participants must have been born between the years 1940-1955. Interested participants should call Pat Gleich at (850) 981-2426. PMOAA scholarship application now available The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be awarding scholarship grants to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident, or grandchild of a resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa or Baldwin, Ala., counties, must have completed a minimum of one year at a college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.5 (graduate) for the two preceding semesters as a fulltime student. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15 and can be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance, call retired Capt. James Frazier at 484-9162. ABMA Gulf Coast chapter spring jamboree The Aviation Boatswains Mates Association (ABMA) Gulf Coast chapter will be hosting a spring jamboree from now through May 6. All aviation boatswains mates and their families are invited. Food and fun for all ages will be provided. Reservations for RV sites, trailers or cabins can be made by calling 453-9435. For more information, visit http://www.naspensacola.navy.mil/mwr/corry/ mwrblue.htm or e-mail ABFC(AW/SW) Jeremy Bolden at jeremy.bolden@navy.mil. Pensacola Military Bass Club Pensacola Military Bass Club is now accepting applications for new members. Applicants can be active-duty, retired or honorably discharged veterans from all branches of the military or DoD civilians. Current membership is limited to boat owners. To apply or for more information, contact Larry Scott at 944-5305 or e-mail Bob Woods at tighline@bellsouth.net. Red Cross Teen Program accepting applications Navy Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will be hosting the Red Cross Teen Program and is now accepting applications. This is a six-week program running between June 18 and July 27 for teens ages 14-18 years old and is designed to give students a better understanding of the medical profession. Volunteers are required to have a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Applications can be picked up at NHP’s Red Cross office on the seventh floor. Applications must be completed and returned by June 4. Contact Paul Dale, at 505-6090 or by e-mail at paul.dale@med.navy.mil, for more information. Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida is seeking volunteers to work with youth from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Highly motivated individuals will help inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy. Volunteers will deliver curriculum while sharing personal experi-


Seeking Midway vets: The Gosport is seeking veterans of the Battle of Midway to feature in an upcoming issue on the historic naval victory. If you, or someone you know, is a Midway survivor, contact Scott Hallford at 452-4466. ences with students, ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, in a classroom setting. For more information, call 477-1420 or e-mail jaadminmgr@bellsouth.net. Enrollment for Little Flower Catholic School Little Flower Catholic School is now enrolling new students for the 2012-2013 school year. Grades pre-kindergarten through eighth are offered and include media skills, technology, art, physical education, music and Spanish. Sports programs, piano classes and before and after school care are available. School tours are available upon request. For more information, visit www.pensacolalfs.org or call 455-4851. Sunset 5K Run The St. John Catholic School will host the Sunset Run 5K tomorrow, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. The run will start at St. John Catholic School, 325 S. Navy Blvd. Proceeds go toward maintenance and repairs to the school. Military commands and units are encouraged to participate. For more information, e-mail Chad Deaton at teamdeaton@hotmail.com. Veterans Upward Bound program at PSC If you are a military veteran wanting to achieve your dream of a college education, the Veterans Upward Bound program at Pensacola State College (PSC) can help. The program prepares eligible veterans for entry into college with free non-credit refresher courses and helps veterans apply for financial aid and scholarships. Classes are available throughout the year. For more information, visit www.pensacolastate.edu/services/upward bound.asp or contact Keith Wise at 484-2068. NEX Pensacola Mall beauty shop The NEX Mall beauty shop is now open MondaySaturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. To book an appointment or for more information, call 458-8804. VA Gulf Coast is now on Facebook The VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care system can now be found on Facebook. VA clinicians cannot discuss specific health concerns of individual veterans on Facebook, but VA Gulf Coast officials frequently monitor the site and will provide helpful information to veterans. Visit www.facebook.com/VABiloxi. Allied Forces Soccer The Allied Forces soccer team that represents the area’s military bases has openings for the Pensacola Adult Soccer League spring season as well as the six-a-side team and friendly matches. Any competitive players are encouraged to join and recreational players are welcome for the Allied Forces “Gold” team. For more information, visit the Allied Forces Soccer Facebook page or contact David Toellner at 382-5494 or e-mail kiwi_soccer@yahoo.com. NMCRS volunteer opportunities The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) has openings for the Client Service Assistants (CSA) and financial caseworkers at the NMCRS and financial assistance facility. Due to the nature of the work, volunteers for these positions will need to be computer literate. NMCRS also has openings at its thrift shop for volunteers with retail sales or customer service experience. NMCRS will provide training, mileage reimbursement and child care for volunteers. For more information, call 452-2300. USS Iwo Jima (LPH2/LHD7) Shipmates The USS Iwo Jima (LPH2/LHD7) Shipmates Organization will be holding a reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tysons Corner, McLean, Va., June 6-10. This reunion is open to all ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personnel stationed onboard the USS Iwo Jima. For more information, contact Robert McAnally at (757) 723-0317. SAPR recruiting victim advocates The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program is currently recruiting active-duty personnel to serve one week every other month as victim advocates for NASP. If you are interested in becoming a victim advocate or would like more information, contact Lillie Johnson at 452-5990 or by e-mail at lillie.johnson@navy.mil. NAS Pensacola recycling The NAS Pensacola recycling program includes plastic No. 1 and 2, all types of paper, lead acid car batteries, cardboard, all types of metal and rubber tires. Recycling can be dropped off at recycling centers or any drop off locations or picked up from office spaces. For more information, call 452-2028.



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Blue Angels announce Sailors of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight


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Mother’s Day From http://memory.loc.gov

Anna 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, Anna 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. Anna Reeves Jarvis embodied the attributes of many nineteenth-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 Julia Ward Howe, were pivotal in organizing women to rally for their right to vote. Anna Jarvis’ efforts to honor her mother’s accomplishments encompassed all of these Anna Jarvis 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.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13, 2012 Some special gift ideas for mom ... (NAPS) — Making mom feel special for Mother’s Day sometimes means going beyond the traditional flowers and candy. Think about how she enjoys spending time and you’ll find a gift that makes her happy. Here are a few ideas to get you started: For the nature enthusiast: Create an oasis for mom by setting up a birdhouse or hummingbird feeder in the backyard to entice some fine-feathered friends to visit. Plant a couple of butterfly bushes and give her a comfy deck chair to complete this special retreat for mom. For the beachgoer: Give mom everything she needs for a relaxing day in the sun: a beach chair, colorful towel, minicooler and the latest novel by her favorite author. Don’t forget the sunscreen and a cool pair of shades. For the culinary mom: Treat her to a class with a professional chef or give her tickets for her favorite TV food show. If you’ve got the time, print and bind the family recipes so she can have a cookbook of her very own. For the corporate mom: This hardworking mom deserves a little style in her life, so explore some of the fashionable alternatives for her electronics gear. A trendy laptop bag or cell phone pouch will help mom feel less like a worker bee and more like a fashionista.

United States Census Bureau Snapshot: Mother’s Day 85.4 million: Estimated number of mothers in the United States in 2008. 54 percent: Percentage of 15- to 44-year-old women who became mothers in 2008. 82 percent: Percentage of women 40 to 44 who had given birth as of 2008. In 1976, 90 percent of women in that age group had given birth. 2.6: The total fertility rate or number of births in 2008 per woman in Utah (based on current birthrates by age), which led the nation. At the other end of the spectrum is Vermont, with a total fertility rate of 1.7 births per woman. 94 percent: Among the 37.8 million mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2004, the percentage who lived with their biological children only. In addition, 3 percent lived with stepchildren, 2 percent with any adopted

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children and less than 1 percent with any foster children. 4.13 million: Number of births registered in the United States in 2009. Of this number, 409,840 were to teens 15 to 19 and 7,934 to mothers 45 to 54. 42,746: Number of births in 2008 that did not occur in hospitals. Of these, 28,357 were in a residence (home) and 12,014 were in a freestanding birthing center. 32.6: Number of twin births per 1,000 total births in 2008, the highest rate on record. Jacob and Isabella: The most popular baby names for boys and girls, respectively, in 2009. July: The month with the highest number of births, with 375,384 in 2008. 18,509: Number of florist establishments nationwide in 2008. The 89,741 employees in floral shops across our nation will be especially busy preparing, selling and delivering floral arrangements for Mother’s Day.

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5 million: Number of stay-athome moms in 2010 – down from 5.1 million in 2009 and 5.3 million in 2008 (the estimates for 2010 and 2009 are not statistically different). In 2010, 23 percent of married-couple family groups with children under 15 had a stay-at-home mother, up from 21 percent in 2000. In 2007, before the recession, stay-athome mothers were found in 24 percent of married-couple family groups with children under 15. 9.9 million: The number of single mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2010, up from 3.4 million in 1970. 777,817: Number of child care centers across the country in 2008. These included 74,920 centers employing 884,235 workers and another 702,897 self-employed people or other businesses without paid employees. Many mothers turn to these centers to help juggle motherhood and careers. – www.census.gov

Jokes & Groaners Mother’s Day inspiration A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. – Tenneva Jordan Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. – Mildred B. Vermont The phrase “working mother” is redundant. – Jane Sellman If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? – Milton Berle Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. – Lisa Alther A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go. – Author Unknown One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters. – George Herbert The mother’s heart is the child’s school-room. – Henry Ward Beecher




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Blue Angels announce Senior, Junior BAoQ nel in the squadron to have earned turn-up qualifications and plane captain designation. “Turning jets is a great part of my job,” said Woods, “but, my favorite part is showing people another side of the military and inspiring kids.” Woods, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sports science and health, also volunteers at his local church as a pastor’s aid, Habitat for Humanity and Adopt-a-Highway events. Woods said one of the reasons being a Blue Angel is important to him is because of how team members affect communities. “It’s not only important to

From Blue Angels PAO

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, recently announced their selection for Senior Blue Angel of the Quarter (SBAoQ) and Junior Blue Angel of the Quarter (JBAoQ) for the first quarter of calendar year 2012 at an informal squadron quarters session held in the hangar. Sailors were selected among a group of their peers, who were nominated by leading petty officers and leading chief petty officers. Nominations are based on performance of assigned duties, collateral duties, off-duty education pursuits and community service performed. Once nominated, Sailors stand before a board of their peers, where they are asked questions and scored based on military bearing and appearance. MC1 Rachel McMarr, from Pittsburgh, was selected as SBAoQ. “It was an honor to be selected Senior Blue Angel of the Quarter,” said McMarr. “I work with superior performers here and to be recognized like this just makes me proud.” McMarr currently serves as the public affairs supervisor and is the secretary for the Blue Angels Enlisted Association. She coordinates and supervises media and publicity events at air shows nationwide, is an official photographer of the team and creates graphics products.

myself and the team, but I’ve come to realize how we impact the military service,” he said. “Kids come up and you mean the world to them, and you are able to represent the guys in the fleet.” The next goals Woods said he wants to achieve are to finish his bachelor’s degree and make petty officer first class. The mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance Navy recruiting, and credibly represent Navy and Marine Corps aviation to the United States and its Armed Forces to America and other countries as international ambassadors of good will.

Senior Blue Angel of the Quarter, MC1 Rachel McMarr, receives congratulations from Blue Angels Flight Leader and Commanding Officer, Capt. Greg McWherter.

“To get selected for this honor I think you have to not only be a great performer in your own work center,” said McMarr, “but you also have to really apply yourself to collateral duties and exceeding your peers expectations.” While working toward a bachelor’s degree in communication, McMarr also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity events and at the Pensacola Humane Society. “I think this is an honor that I will cherish throughout my military career,” she added. The next goals McMarr wants to achieve are to finish her bachelor’s degree, and become a chief petty officer. YN2 Raffeal Woods, an

Atlanta native, was selected as the JBAoQ. Woods, who also joined the team October 2010, said he was excited to be honored, but still wants to pursue more. “This honor feels good, but I still want to achieve, and I want to push myself to be better,” he said. Woods serves as the command travel clerk and administrative assistant leading petty officer where he is responsible for the administrative and clerical duties for all Blue Angel personnel. What Woods thought set him apart from his peers, he said, was his motivation to get qualified in tasks both in and out of his shop. He is one of two support person-

Junior Blue Angel of the Quarter, YN2 Raffeal Woods, shakes hands with Blue Angels Flight Leader and Commanding Officer, Capt. Greg McWherter.


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MATSG-21 bike club ‘Rides for Safety’ Story, photo by 2nd Lt. Michael Schmaling MATSG-21 Photography and Public Affairs

The Marine Aviation Training Support Group (MATSG-21) Motorcycle Club held its annual safety ride recently. The 110-mile round trip to Hog’s Breath in Destin was aimed at providing a structured event to encourage good riding skills, safety and comradery. Master Sgt. Jeffery Endecott’s belief is, “The more we ride together and encourage this behavior in groups, the safer the individual rider is when he goes out alone. Whether it is onboard NAS Pensacola or out at Pensacola Beach, learning to ride safely with all your protective gear is paramount for our Sailors and Marines. They need it for themselves and the city of Pensacola needs it from them.” The MATSG-21 motorcycle club on a ride to Destin. All riders by Department of Defense (DoD) regulations must complete motorcycle skills and safety rider course is the first step and has follow on courses before they are allowed to ride. The basic requirements based on bike style. The are also expe-

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rienced rider courses for those riding cruiser style bikes or military sport bike rider courses for those who own sport bikes. No matter the style, each has follow up refresher courses every three years. Before departure on the safety ride, each bike was inspected for operation following “T-CLOCS:” tires and wheels, controls, lights, oil, chassis and stands. After the bikes were cleared, each rider was required to have the motorcycle endorsement on their license as well as the personal protective equipment minimum of over the ankle closed toe shoes, pants, long sleeve shirt and DOT approved helmet. Although it is called the MATSG-21 Motorcycle Club, people from all branches, active-duty, retired and civilian contractors who meet the qualifications may be a member. The most recent safety ride had representation from HQ-3, AMS-1 and AMS-2 and ranged from corporal to major, reinforcing that safety is required at all levels. For more information on the club, contact Endecott at Jeffery.Endecott@navy.mil.






May Liberty activities

NAS Pensacola Protestant Sunday • 8 a.m., Communion Service** • 10:15 a.m. Worship Service* • 6 p.m. Contemporary Service** Tuesday • 9 a.m., Women’s Bible Study*** Wednesday • 5:30 p.m. Fellowship Dinner • 6 p.m. Bible Study*** Roman Catholic Saturday • 3:45 p.m. Sacrament of Penance**** • 4:30 p.m. Mass* Sunday • 8:30 a.m. Mass* Monday and Thursday • Noon Mass**** Friday Corry Station Protestant Sunday • 9 a.m. Adult Bible Study (chapel conference room) • 9 a.m. Chapel Choir (sanctuary) • 10 a.m. Worship Service • 11:30 a.m. Fellowship • 7:30 p.m. Praise and Worship Thursday • 5:30 p.m., Bible Study and dinner (fellowship hall) Roman Catholic Sunday • Noon Mass Tuesday • 11 a.m. Mass (small chapel) Latter Day Saints Sunday • 10:30 a.m.** Wednesday Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic Friday • 11-11:30 a.m. Mass Protestant Thursday Bible Study • 11:30 a.m. *Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel **All Faiths Chapel ***J.B. McKamey Center ****Lady of Loreto Chapel

May 11, 2012

From the Saenger Theatre

The Broadway season at the Saenger Theatre in historic downtown Pensacola is starting to heat up with several big acts that include “Shrek the Musical,” “West Side Story,” “Hair,” “The Midtown Men” and the “Addams Family.” “Shrek the Musical” – Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Based on the Oscarwinning DreamWorks film that started it all, the production brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and more than a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand … and his name is Shrek. “West Side Story” – Jan. 3, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. More than 50 years ago, one musical changed theater forever. Now, it’s back and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the

final breath, “West Side Story” soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theater as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.” “Hair” – Jan. 29, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. “The Midtown Men” – March 19, 2013. The group’s jump-to-your-feet show features top hits from a who’s who of the ’60s including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, and The Four Seasons, whose story they brought to life every night as stars in the original cast of “Jersey Boys.”

“The Addams Family” – April 24, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. At this time, many of these shows are not available for individual ticket sales, however, fourand five-show package deals for the Broadway season are: • The five-show season, which includes “Shrek the Musical,” “West Side Story,” “Hair,” “The Midtown Men” and the “Addams Family” costs $325 for level-one seating and $235 for level-two seating. • The four-show series, which includes “West Side Story,” “Hair,” “The Middtown Men” and the “Addams Family” costs $265 for level-one seating and $190 or level-two seating. The Saenger Theatre has hosted shows from many influential acts that include Harry Connick Jr., David Copperfield, John Tesh, Wynton Marsalis, Ziggy Marley, “Cats” and “Sesame Street.” Opened in 1925, the theater has been restored and returned to its standing as a center for the performing arts for generations of families to enjoy. For more information, visit www.Pensacola Saenger.com.

MOVIES FRIDAY Mirror Mirror (PG) 4:45; The Hunger Games (PG-13) 6, 9; American Reunion (R) 7, 9:30 SATURDAY The Hunger Games (PG-13) noon, 3, 6; Mirror Mirror (PG) 12:15; Wrath of the Titans (PG-13) 2:30; 21 Jump Street (R) 4:45; American Reunion (R) 7, 9:30; John Carter (PG-13) 9

SUNDAY Mirror Mirror (PG) noon; The Hunger Games (PG-13) 12:30, 3:30, 6:30; Wrath of the Titans (PG13) 2:15; John Carter (PG-13) 4:30; American Reunion (R) 7:15

MONDAY Closed TUESDAY Closed WEDNESDAY American Reunion (R) 5, 7:30; The Hunger Games (PG-13) 6 THURSDAY American Reunion (R) 5; 7:30; The Hunger Games (PG-13) 6 TICKETS Adults $3, children ages 6-11 $1.50, children younger than 6 free

The Liberty Program events target young, unaccompanied activeduty military. Events are at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex at NASP unless specifically stated to be at Corry Station. For additional information, call 452-2372 or visit http://www.naspensacola-mwr.com/sing sail/liberty.htm.

11 Liberty — Az-Izz live band at 7 p.m. at the Portside Club. 12 Liberty — Volunteer opportunity: National Association of Letter Carriers Food drive. 13 Liberty — Pensacola Beach bus shuttle. Departs at 9 .m. and noon. Cost is $2. 14 Liberty — Dolphin boat cruise. Departs at 5:15 p.m. and costs $15. Includes dinner. 15 Liberty — Free nacho bar. 16 Liberty — Movie premiere “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” Starts at 7 p.m. 17 Liberty — Free mall and movie shuttle. Departs at 5:30 p.m.

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Community Outreach The NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for a large number of opportunities in the area. These include: • Regency Hospice of Northwest Florida – Volunteers are needed for terminal hospice patients throughout Escambia County. Active-duty or veteran volunteers are also needed for “Hospice for Heroes.” Call Victoria Brown for more information at 585-3926. • Tennis mentors needed – The Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help young children learn to play tennis. Tutoring takes place Monday-Thursday from 3-4 p.m. at the Fricker Center located at 900 North F St. For more information, call 380-5458. • Goodwill Good Guides mentoring – The Goodwill Good Guides mentoring program is seeking

volunteers for youth tutoring. For more information, call Robin King at 438-3699. • New volunteer website – The “United We Serve” website is now working. It is a web resource that participants can use to identify volunteer opportunities in their local areas. To look for volunteer opportunities today, visit www.serve.gov. • Youth Works – The Children’s Home Society of Florida is seeking volunteers to mentor youth ages 14-21. For more information, call Rachel Wade at 266-2715. • Learn to Read – Learn to Read of Northwest Florida is an adult literacy program. Interested volunteers should call 432-4347 for more information. • Northwest Florida Blood Services – The Northwest Florida Blood Services is seeking volunteers to help in general drive preparation. For more informa-

tion, call Christen Glover at 473-3853, ext. 132. • The Oaks Adult Care Center – Volunteers are needed to help with meals, taking walks, playing games, reading, cooking clubs, dancing, sewing, arts and crafts and more. They are located at 875 Royce St. and are open from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call Sandy Holtry at 432-1475. • Restoring the USS Alabama – Volunteers are needed to help in the restoration of the USS Alabama. For more information, call Owen Miller at (251) 7671507. • The Villas at Gulf Breeze – The Villas at Gulf Breeze has an open invitation to all individuals interested in interacting with the senior residents. Hours for this activity are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. any day of the week. Call Sabrina Shelton at 934-1061 for more information.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285. • Summer Salute – Diamond Rio will be coming to NASP June 1 to headline MWR’s Summer Salute concert. Diamond Rio will be joined by Brooke Woods and Jason Sturgeon. The gates to the event open at 4:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are free but need to be

reserved in advance at the ITT office or the MWR Business Center. For more information, call 452-8285. • Blue Wahoos field trip – The Youth Center’s Teen Club is taking a field trip to watch a Blue Wahoos game tomorrow, May 12. Cost for the trip will be $5 and transportation will leave from the Youth Center at 5:15 p.m. and return at 10 p.m. Space is limited, so call 452-3810 for more information today. • Movie on the lawn – “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” will be

playing as the next feature movie on the Portside lawn May 19. The movie starts at dusk and there will be free popcorn. • Outpost gear rental – An outpost gear rental facility is now open onboard NASP, located at the end of John Tower Road behind the golf course. Rentals include: sleeping bags, tents, stoves and lanterns, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and more. It will be open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 452-9642.

• ITT tickets – The office of Information Tickets and Travel now has “Cruise with Carnival” cruise tickets for a five-day cruise to Key West and the Bahamas. Departure will be Nov. 24 from Jacksonville and tickets will cost $240. For more information, call 452-6362. • New lifts at Corry Auto – The Corry Auto Skills, in Bldg. 1006 onboard Corry Station, is now featuring new motorcycle and ATV lifts for use. For more information, call 4526542.



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Real Estate Hwy close to Corry or NAS Pensacola Assume mortgage of $34,000 with $12,000 down Payments around 470/month Call 850-982-8865

For sale or rent convenient to NAS 2br/2ba on 3 acres 2-car garage RV shed w o r k s h o p $75,000 or Merchandise $850/850. 251Articles for sale 981-2953 or 251- Brick home 402-0590 Beulah area 4bd/2ba 2100 sf, 2 FOR SALE. garage, Recliner, tan, Nice 3 bedroom car covered carport 2.5 bath good condition, 6 and patio, inmths old, $125. townhouse, carpet Also have Wing & vinyl floor, ground pool and Back chair green freshly painted large shed on 1 pattern very nice, inside & out. New acre. Renovated in $125. Call 494- roof & single car 2006, $155,000 garage. On Lillian 850-501-4287 or 9445 to see. 850-375-1120 Gracie Jiu-Jitsu D o w n t o w n P e n s a c o l a Kids & Adult Classes 850-554-0804


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Articles for Sale 6-foot Gladiator c l o s e d - i n Deer hunting c o n s t r u c t i o n Tools, stands. One trailer. some new in ladder stand and boxes, table saw, 2 strap on gorilla misc. battery tree stands. All operated tools. p e r f e c t Priced per item. condition. $100 Call 850-465for all. 454-9486 3983 or 703-6189875. Penn 113H high speed 4 aught Tools in great reels and full c o n d i t i o n . roller guide Penn C r a f t s m a n rod. Both compound saw e x c e l l e n t $200 table saw condition. $65 Lo $175. Lrg paint sprayer $200. ts of other Penn Senco nail gun reels as well. $150. 850-465712-1425 3983 703-618-

Escambia River Gun Club offers 6,3,1 month membership. Apply Ubers Guns Need to sell or at the Matthews solo some stuff? r a n g e : cam compound List your stuff www.erml.com hunting bow with in a Gosport Classified. Rates Garage Sales all accessories, are $9 for the like new. $175 first ten words T h r e e f a m i l y Also have PSE and fifty cents garage sale, 1965 bow and Hoyt for each Coral Reef Rd. bow. 497-1167 additional Saturday 5/12 word. Over

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For sale: 21 Speed (Shimanu) Wanted bike for two. In need of a Like new. $100. reliable and fairly Call 492-5317 new wash machine. after 5 pm 554-1538



Drum set, Pacific 5-piece, black satin finish, chrome, birch-type shells. Sabian cymbals hardware included. Contact Larry, 4534721.

Entertainment Center—light oak, glass and wood shelves, holds a 37-inch TV. Asking $125 2215990

Entertainment wall unt, solid teak, 2 pieces $800/obo 456-3609 Double recliner love seat, suede type fabric, mint condition, $300/obo 4563609

Glass table 4 chairs 4 barstools set $500. Coffee & two end tables solid wood $275. Call 492-6813. 27”Sharp tv, $20.00,19” Rca tv, $10.00,QEP 4” tile saw (New), $25. Call 4571936

Desk, solid blonde oak, $100/obo. Golf clubs A l s o Callaway irons, radio/phono/tape 9875 cobra streo $20 456-3609 woods, driverCleve putter Two wet suits, Past Present cart bag, others full length lg $75 F u t u r e like new. 637and shortie lg $45. E n g a g e m e n t 1451 for info. Call 850-465- Ring Retail $3,200. 3983 or 703-618- A s k i n g One year old 9875 $2,400. 14K gold Bedroom Suite with Sealy 983-1585 Mattress. Paid 20-inch Harley Davidson bicycle, Gas pressure $1600. Call 292limited edition, washer 2200 TSI 4531 gal/min brand new in box. 2.2 cool $250/obo. Call automatic Classifieds 850-465-3983 or down detergent continue siphoning $145 703-618-9875 onto next 471-3498 page



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2005 Toyota Corolla. Very Good Cond. OCONUS PCS. Must Sell. $600/OBO. Call 2-pc solid oak John at 776-7561 entertainment Vans & c e n t e r , Trucks, SUVs TVopening:35w/32. Chevy 5h. Few minor 2000 white scratches/missing Blazer, gray glass door; still in exterior interior. good shape. Paid fabric miles $3,000+ asking 101,245 well $700/OBO. You very pick up. 696-2098 maintained every 3,000 miles V6. Daylilies, multi- Call for viewing colored in bloom, 2 516-9197. Price gal pot $6, $5800 H y b r i d i z e r ’s excess. West Motorcycles Pensacola 5252008 Kawasaki 9565 ZX10R 2500mi. Motor F u l l y custom,stretched,l Autos for sale owered.never laid over.Ask $9000 95 z/28 140.000 mi obo 393-0357 new paint cobalt blu and blk nice car 2003 H.D. Ann. Edition. 1owner, $4500 384-4603 garage kept. 8400 97 Chevy Cavalier mi. black and mega green convertible silver twin cam engine c h r o m e . 30-35mpg nw top $ 1 2 , 0 0 0 / O B O . & tires excellent 850-321-2471 cond. Must see 3750 Call 456-9854 Year Old Dining Room Set (6 chairs) w China Closet. Paid $2200. Must see. 292-4531

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2005 Honda VTX 1300 S Mustang seat, cobra pipes, sissybar/luggage, saddlebags $4000/OBO 3460246

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PensacolaA w e s o m e M i l e s t o n e Cottage! Near I10 & shopping. 3/2, 1100SF, Park/Greenbelt access, avail May 2012, $900/900, Call 433-4651

East Hill 1432 sqft.2/2 wood floors, granite countertops .non s m o k e r 2008 Kawasaki $1100/1100 776Vulcan 500 $3300 3054 Ex/cond 3350 mi g a r a g e d 4bd/3ba 2200sf bags/shield 60 mpg LR with fireplace 418-1035 and formal dining room. Deck with Harley Street Bob 2 0 0 3 / 8 5 0 0 above ground pool m i . / b l a c k and hot tub and d e n i m / s c r m shed in privacy egl/must see to fenced backyard. appreciate!/$7500/ $ 1 2 0 0 / m o 512-644-1730 w/$1200 deposit. Misc. Motors 292-4488. 2003 Coleman Cheyenne popup camper. Sleeps 6, very good condition, Contact Larry, 453-4721. 39’ 08 Montana Big Sky 5th Wheel Camper w/4 slides and King bd. Central vac system, Lg. refrigerator & extra features. Asking $54,000, org $80,000 Call 9680867

For rent 3 BR 2 full baths, 2 car garage single home in Milton, FL 1850 sq ft area. call 292-6387 House for rent near I-10/Pine Forest Road. 3 b e d / 1 bath/fenced/garag e $750/month. Call 706-5664577

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Ready to move? Affordable 2+bd/1ba, near downtown, just miles from NAS and Corry, Central H/A, screen porch, No HUD, Military clause honored, 1841 W Government, $600/$600 4383 bd/2 ba 5690 6129 Balderas St. $875/mo (military You’ll like this, discount avail). ready now New carpet tile 2bd/1ba, walk to and paint. 1-yr Baptist hospital, lease. 492-7852 or close to interstate 206-2367. Avail. and downtown, 20 May 16 Credit rpt. min to NAS and necessary Corry, W/D, $600/$600 438Looking for a 6129 comfortable place, this may go fast. 29 Sandalwood, Ready May 1, c h a r m i n g 2bd/1ba duplex. 2BR/1BA cottage. 4825 Saufley Just minutes to Field Rd. Easy N A S / C o r r y ride to NAS. All CH&A, tile, new electric, no HUD carpet, laundry $600/$600.438- room, fenced back yard, storage shed 6129 $575/mo.+$575 dep. 438-6129

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3 B R / 2 B A , Fenced Yd, Laundry Rm, Refrig, Carpet, Central Heat/AC, $700, 2705 Godwin Lane, 725-6689

For Sale: Handicapped Accessible/ 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath, spacious ranch/ Cantonment. Must see. 2924531

1890SF new home, 4/2, see ad at pensacola mls.com, ad #418928, asking appraised price of 193k

F S B O Affordable, new 3/2, 8427 Rose Avenue, open porch, blinds, fenced $85,000 Furnished Studio 456-6855 or 982apt in quiet Gulf 5870 Breeze home. F S B O Non-smoker Affordable, new $250/deposit 2/2, 8423 Rose $500/month Avenue, open w/utilities 390porch, blinds, 0155 fenced $75,000 456-6855 or 982Rent $725 Avail 5870 6/1 Rambler Myrtle Grove, Like new, 3/2, 3bdr/2ba,1car gar, 5910 Bilek Drive, lg fence yard, pets front & back ok. Call 703-655- porch, blinds, 0777 fenced $85,000 456-6855 or 982Homes for sale 5870 Rent 2/2 mobile home 12 mi from Whiting. $525 mo. 983-2904 for info

FSBO 3 Chevalier Pl 3/2(PH# 6078139) BR Large with walk N closets. oversized garage. $175K OBO

R e d u c e d ! Tw o L e v e l Roomy3b/2fullbat h.co, deck/garage firplc VltCeil #MLS:417623 $139.9 5122702/477-9225

3br/1bath, fenced yd, Office/laundry Rm, New Carpet, Near NAS, $52,5000, 4519 Martha Ave, 3756687 For Sale 4br/2bath close to I-10/Airport and shopping mall. 6450 Hermitage Dr. 969-9623 F S B O 3BR/2BA1275 SF brick home W/W carpet Central air/heat $69,900 455-3426 Leave message. 3 bedrm-2.5 bath.1900 sq.ft. Fenced yard. Lots of storage, fruit trees $139k 10117 Peppertree Ct. 456-8983/7481167

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Gosport - May 11, 2012  

Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, FL

Gosport - May 11, 2012  

Weekly newspaper for Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, FL