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being aimed at aircraft. Pointing lasers at aircraft can not only temporarily blind pilots, but cause permanent damage as well. The canopy Plexiglas magnifies the intensity of the laser, which can compromise the vision of pilots and even require medical treatment. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 Section 311 amended Title 18 of the United States Code (18 U.S.C.), Chapter 2, § 39, § 39A, states that it is a Federal crime to aim a laser pointer at an aircraft. The crime is punishable by a fine up to $250,000 and five years’ imprisonment. State and local Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) will enforce the policy and will deter, detect, immediately investigate, and as appropriate, pursue enforcement actions to stop unauthorized laser strikes.For more information, contact the NASP Public Affairs office at 452-4436 or 452-4466.
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Memorial ceremony at Eglin honors fallen EOD techs
By Billy P. Martin Explosive Ordnance Disposal Public Affairs Officer
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (NNS) – Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD) hosted the 49th annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial Ceremony at the EOD Memorial May 5. The EOD community from each of the joint services gathered to honor the memory of 326 heroes, including over 130 since Sept. 11, 2001, and add EOD technicians to the EOD Memorial next to the Kauffman EOD Training Complex on Eglin Air Force Base (EAFB). “Every year we gather to commemorate all the EOD technicians who have lost their lives while serving our coun-
try,” NAVSCOLEOD Commanding Officer Capt. Charles Andrews said. “This year we will add 12 names to the wall from warriors who served during World War II, Vietnam and Grenada. While we do not have any EOD technicians who have lost their lives this past year, it is not lost upon us that our job is still inherently dangerous and we still have many Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed and serving in many different parts of the world today.” Those added to the memorial this year include: • Army Cpl. Norman Reynolds, killed in action on Aug. 17, 1944 while serving in World War II • Army Pvt. Joseph T. Seredinski,
NATTC at Skills USA ... AMEC Samuel Hartley, the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) AME “A” school course supervisor, explains the F/18 SJU-17 ejection seat to a SkillsUSA Worlds of Possibility Career Expo 2018 attendee April 30 at the Pensacola Bay Center. More than 2,500 Florida high school and middle school students attended the event, which was designed to bring together business industry leaders presenting handson career exploration opportunities. Photo by Bruce Cummins
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September 2018 E-4 – E-6 advancement cycle announced By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs
The September 2018 Navywide enlisted advancement examinations (Cycle 240) testing dates for active duty, full time
support and canvasser recruiter Sailors who are advancement eligible to the paygrades of E-4 – E-6 have been announced in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 110/18, released May 2. Each Navy examination consists of 25 professional military
knowledge and 150 job-specific rating technical questions. The Navywide examination dates are Sept. 6 (E-6), Sept. 13 (E-5) and Sept. 20 (E-4). Examination results are anticipated to be released to command Triads in November, prior to posting on the Navy Enlisted
CIWT cryptology courses undergo ACE review By MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs
Members of the American Council on Education (ACE) visited the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) to evaluate six cryptology courses offered by the Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, May 1 to 2. The team reviewed five courses related to the cryptologic technician (technical) (CTT) rating as well as the Cryptologic Warfare Officer Basic Course. Their review included an examination of each course curriculum as well as interviews with enlisted and senior
enlisted CTTs. ACE recommends equivalent college credits for members of the armed forces for certain types of military training and service experiences, based on high quality standards of practice. They provide a collaborative link between the Department of Defense and higher education through their evaluation process. “We want to make sure our Sailors our getting their skills reflected as college credits that will help them not only advance professionally, but also help them along the path to success when they transition to the civilian world,” Denise Meyers from See ACE on page 2
Advancement System (NEAS) website. During Advancement Examination Readiness Reviews held at NETPDC, visiting E-7 – E-9 fleet subject matter experts (SMEs) in each enlisted rating ensure all examination questions can be linked to cur-
rent references and publications. As rating SMEs select questions for the examination, an examination bibliography is developed for that specific cycle’s exam, based on the source references for the questions on See Cycle on page 2
NASP Notes ... NASP Safety Snippets ... Motorcycle safety awareness month: As the weather begins to warm, we start to see more motorcyclists out on our roads and we want to make sure other motorists see them too. It can be easy to overlook a motorcycle due to their smaller size. NHP Summer Teen program ... Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will once again be hosting teenagers this summer as part of the American Red Cross Summer Volunteer Program from June 4 through Aug. 3. Teens between the ages of 14 to 17 will have a great opportunity to work in the medical field and earn volunteer hours. Volunteers can set their own hours and will gain first-hand experience of working as a medical professional. Applications are available online at www.redcross.org/local/florida/north-florida/ local-chapters/northwest-florida and the deadline for applications is May 26. Call 505-6299 for more information.
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Senior enlisted cryptologic technicians (technical) (CTT) meet with an American Council on Education (ACE) team during the teams visit to the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT). The ACE team reviewed five courses related to the CTT rating as well as the Cryptologic Warfare Officer Basic Course, May 1 through 2. Photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson
EOD from page 1 killed in action on Aug. 17, 1944 while serving in World War II • Army Cpl. Joseph J. Kozic, killed in action on Oct. 16, 1944 while serving in World War II • Army Cpl. Elmer L. Allison, killed in action on Oct. 16, 1944 while serving in World War II • Army Capt. Paul B. Bowman, killed on Jan. 31, 1970 while serving in Vietnam • Army Capt. Frederick P. Smith, killed on Feb. 13, 1971 while serving in Vietnam • Navy Lt.j.g. John T. S. Och, killed on Oct. 25, 1944 while serving in World War II • Navy Lt.j.g. George P. McNear III, killed on Jan. 28, 1945 while serving in World War II • Navy Lt. Lawrence L. L. Heideman, killed on March 3, 1945 while serving in World War II • Navy Lt.j.g. Marvin W. Johnson, killed on April 20, 1945 while serving in World War II • Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen L. Morris, killed on Oct. 23, 1983 in Grenada • Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert R. Schamberger, killed on Oct. 23, 1983 in Grenada U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael H. Shields, director, Joint ImprovisedThreat Defeat Organization (JIDO), served as guest speaker, reflecting on the extraordinary efforts and critical traits of these EOD heroes, the EOD mission and the immeasurable sacrifice of their families. NAVSCOLEOD’s service detachment commanders and senior enlisted placed a wreath next to their respective service’s cenotaph on the EOD Memorial while a fellow service member read the
names of their fallen EOD heroes aloud. They concluded with the phrase “We Remember,” signifying the very essence and ethos of EOD technicians to never forget the extraordinary efforts of EOD brothers and sisters who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The respective service senior general or admiral then presented a flag, previously flown over the EOD Memorial, to each of the families. Staff members from all four services at NAVSCOLEOD, as well as 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. “Today we add 12 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,” Nicole Motsek, EOD Warrior Foundation executive director said. “The warriors added today, and the 326 before them, are heroes, and it is an honor and privilege to preserve their legacy on this beautiful memorial, as well as to provide
CIWT’s training directorate said. “We ensure that our courses are up to date with the latest industry requirements and what they are learning is relevant outside of the Navy as well.” ACE occupation reviews are focused on validating the Navy’s job standards and expectations. Before the interviews begin, faculty evaluators review the occupation description, occupation standards, job task analysis and manuals used on the job. A final report that outlines the consensus on the alignment of credit recommendations for the occupation is usually completed by the ACE team within 30 working days of the evaluation. The credit recommendations determined by ACE appear on the service member’s Joint Services Transcript (JST). Each of the ratings taught at CIWT receives an ACE evaluation every 10 years at a minimum. “By ensuring these courses are ACE accredited, the commands have the opportunity to develop a more knowledgeable workforce,” Evelyn Howard, ACE associate director said. “Because our recommendations are reflected on the JST, that can be used by service members who are leaving the military to show exactly what your military career has consisted of and how that can be applicable to the job.” Center for Information Warfare Training delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training, visit www.navy. mil/local/cid.
support to their families.” On April 15, 2014, the Okaloosa County Board of Commissioners officially proclaimed the first Saturday in May as “EOD Day” in honor of the memorial ceremony. The first Saturday of every May represents a sacred time for the EOD community to reflect and remember the heroic actions of fallen EOD Warriors. The EOD Memorial stands as a monument to the honor, courage and commitment exemplified by EOD technicians from the joint services as they performed the EOD mission. The EOD badge and its three levels (Basic, Senior, and Master) became the standard for all services in the 1950s. To this day, the EOD badge remains the only badge in the military identical to all branches of the armed forces. This unique distinction reflects the vital role of NAVSCOLEOD in training joint EOD warriors. 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. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook. com/usnavy or www.twitter.com/ usnavy. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnet.
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer – Capt. Christopher T. Martin Public Affairs Officer – Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship. The image on the right side is one of the
Navy’s most modern fighter aircraft, the F/A18 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, 314 North Spring St., Suite A, Pensacola, Fla. 32501, in the interest of military and ci-
Cycle from page 1 the exam. The Navy Advancement Center (NAC) updates bibliography information as fleet instructions and manuals change, and it is recommended that candidates check their bibliography a few times prior to the exam administration date. “The bibliographies should be a core focus of each Sailor’s exam preparation process,” ETNCM(SS) James Berhalter, command master chief of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) said. “Keeping in mind that each cycle’s exams are unique, I would recommend Sailors use only the official Navy bibliography sources for exam preparation.” To download the bibliographies and an examspecific topic list for the upcoming cycle, go to the Navy Advancement Center’s My Navy Portal bibliography page: https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/ navy-advancement-center/bibliographies or the Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) website: www.cool.navy.mil/usn, under the “Find & Select Related Credentials, Enlisted” tab. Specific information on exam eligibility and requirements are detailed in NAVADMIN 110/18 and BUPERSINST 1430.16F. To support exam administration, the NEAS website also enables Education Services Officers to verify and correct the list of eligible candidates for their command, delete and forward examinations when necessary and confirm examination ordering information. The NEAS Web address is: https://prod-neas.ncdc.navy.mil/. Prior to release of profile sheets, Triad notification of E-4 – E-6 exam results will be provided via Bureau of Naval Personnel Online to authorized command representatives. Individual Sailors will be able to view/download their profile sheets at: https:// prod-neas.ncdc.navy.mil/NEASRpts/Individual. aspx. For more information about the Navy Advancement Center and NEAS, visit https://www.facebook. com/Navy-Advancement-Center-213190711299/. Additional information on the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found at https://www.netc.navy.mil/netc/netpdc/ Default.htm. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www. facebook.com/usnavy or www.twitter.com/usnavy.
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Is technology ruining our children’s lives? By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
t about eight o’clock each night, a little voice calls me. “C’mon,” it says, “it will relax you. You know you want it.” I tell myself I do not need it. I am perfectly fine, sitting here watching “House Hunters” reruns with my husband. But it is no use. I cannot resist the temptation. With trembling hands, I reach for my tablet, and jab the all-too-familiar icon. The screen comes alive with animated googly-eyed characters, bright primary blocks, flashing gold coins, polkadotted balloons and twirling rockets. I feel my heart quicken with a surge of excitement. When I run out of lives on Toon Blast, I click the Toy Blast icon. I switch back and forth between the two nearly identical games in an adrenaline-fueled frenzy until my daughter yells, “Mom! Are you listening to me?” my husband bellows at me to come to bed or my eyes bleed. Whichever comes first. A few years ago, I used to “tsk” at those “losers”
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who would post their Candy Crush levels on Facebook. When my aunt suggested I try Words With Friends, I scoffed and condescended. I might gander at a New York Times crossword puzzle or flop down a round of solitaire, but I did not have time for silly apps. Now here I am, a grown woman, ignoring my children and husband while I poke at cartoon characters on my tablet like some kind of trained chimpanzee. How did this happen? According to Adam Alter, author of Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked (2017), tech executives are to blame for me being a Toon Blast junkie. Apparently, today’s industry big shots select apps based on how addictive they are. In fact, the tech industry is now being compared to American
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers, including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeatandpotatoesoflife.com. tobacco companies. In the 1960s, big tobacco execs realized that their customers’ chemical dependence was their products’ crucial selling point, but they did not publicly acknowledge nicotine as addictive until 30 years later. Today’s tech industry is being accused of the same kind of consumer manipulation.
In January, two big investors sent an open letter to Apple, citing the harmful effects of cell phone overuse on children, and calling on Apple to prevent such overuse through more parental controls. The research cited in the letter – and all over the internet – is nothing short of alarming. The letter, citing a study by Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University, stated that “U.S. teenagers who spend three hours a day or more on electronic devices are 35 percent more likely, and those who spend five hours or more are 71 percent more likely, to have a risk factor for suicide than those who spend less than one hour.” Another study published last month found that restricting bedroom use of smartphones was related to decreased risk of addiction, better focus, more satisfying relationships and overall happiness. A similar study found teenage girls at particular risk of depression and suicide from smartphone overuse. Some researchers have argued that digital technology is to blame for the delay in young people making socialtransitions such as working full-time, getting married and
becoming parents. Moreover, over half of American teenagers themselves admitted to “feeling addicted” to their smartphones in a 2016 survey by Common Sense Media. However other reputable scientists and industry insiders say that the research conducted thus far is inconclusive or flawed, and the worry over mobile device overuse is overblown. Some blame parents for not monitoring their children, while others cite studies showing that cell phone usage has actually benefitted young people socially. The only thing that is clear in this quagmire of sneaky tech executives, blame-deflecting parents and attentionseeking scientists is that, until there is unbiased research based on facts rather than fear or finances, parents have to use common sense in limiting their kids tech usage. All this analysis would normally induce cravings for a few mind-numbing rounds of Toon Blast, but one study I read could cure my addiction cold turkey: a global survey conducted by AVG Technologies found that 54 percent of kids feel unimportant when their parents are distracted by their mobile devices. Oh, the irony.
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NMOTC provides Lean Six Sigma training Story, photo by MC2 Michael Lieberknecht Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
avy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) recently launched Lean Six Sigma (LSS) courses for Navy Medicine Sailors and civilians in the Pensacola area. LSS is a methodology that implements a team effort to improve efficiency by breaking down potential variables in a process to their smallest increments and working to reduce or eliminate any unnecessary steps or frivolous products. Navy Medicine adopted LSS at patient care and training facilities around 2006. Dedicated resources for LSS training were provided for the Pensacola training region for the first time in 2017. Each step in the path to mastering LSS is referred to by a different colored “belt,” similar to many forms of martial arts. LSS instructors will often refer to their students as “Ninjas” while those students are on the road to the final and grandest of LSS prestige, the “Master Black Belt.” Training begins with a White Belt introductory course, which
is an orientation describing LSS and its potential uses in Navy Medicine. LSS students may then advance to a Yellow Belt course, which takes the lessons learned in the White Belt course to a new depth of understanding. The next segment in training is the “Green Belt” course. NMOTC’s LSS Master Black Belt, Will Hernandez, recently wrapped up overseeing a weeklong Green Belt course, which he described as a “human problem-solving approach in systematic fashion that changes the inclination of placing blame and redirects focus to the LSS process.” After the week-long course, students remain working on at least two Green Belt projects of their choosing over the course of a year. The projects must be approved and regularly briefed and updated in order to be successful.
Dr. Wa-Muzemba Tshibangu, an instructor from The Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Process Improvement Office, guides Sailors and civilians through a Lean Six Sigma course presented by Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC). LSS is a methodology that implements a team effort to improve efficiency by breaking down potential variables in a process to their smallest increments and working to reduce or eliminate any unnecessary steps or frivolous products.
“One of my projects I am working on getting approved is NMOTC’s check-in/check-out process,” YN2 Dylan Greene from NMOTC headquarters said. “I think it has a lot of potential to be streamlined and overall make the process and paperwork run more smoothly.” After a year of successful Green Belt projects, students can move on to the Black Belt course, which can be a valuable title to hold, especially in the civilian sector.
“Black Belt is highly sought after and is a sound methodology of looking at organizations and highlighting their potential opportunities,” Hernandez said. “With this foundation, this is probably the strongest and most direct link of establishing a highreliability organization.” By expanding and strengthening these LSS partnerships, Navy Medicine can be given the opportunity to identify and remove barriers, and produce a strategic framework, falling
directly in line with the Navy Surgeon General’s emphasis on partnerships. NMOTC is part of a health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide high-quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield.
Navy’s newest LPD to be named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient By MC1 Raymond D. Diaz III
WASHINGTON (NNS) – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced the Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship will be named in honor of Navy veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Richard M. McCool Jr. McCool, a native of Oklahoma, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944 and later served aboard Landing Craft Support (Large) 122 off the coast of Okinawa during World War II. “Capt. McCool served his nation with honor, distinction and an unparalleled sense of duty,” Spencer said. “His exemplary service in defense of our nation spanned 30 years and three wars. His legacy will live on in the future USS Richard M. McCool and his heroic actions will continue to inspire Sailors and Marines for decades to come.” On June 11, 1945, three kamikaze aircraft attacked McCool’s ship, leaving him temporarily unconscious. After
regaining consciousness, he began leading others in efforts to save the ship and rescue injured Sailors. On Dec. 18, 1945, President Harry S. Truman presented McCool with the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism. He would later serve in the Korean War
and Vietnam conflict before retiring from naval service. As the 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, USS Richard M. McCool (LPD 29) will support amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary warfare missions and can serve as secondary aviation platforms for amphibious ready groups. It provides the Navy and Marine Corps with modern, sea-based platforms that are networked, survivable and built to operate with modern-day transformational platforms, such as the MV-22 Os-
prey and amphibious assault vehicles. Richard M. McCool will be constructed at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Miss. The ship will be 684 feet long, have a beam length of 105 feet and be capable of operating at speeds in excess of 22 knots. Ingalls Shipbuilding division received a $218 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for LPD 29, the 13th amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class.
Blues’ jet fixed on the fly ... The F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, that sustained engine damage after striking a bird April 21, arrived at Myrtle Beach International Airport, April 26, for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show. The jet, bureau number (BUNO) 163462, was flown from Vero Beach following repairs to its left engine and vortex generator, which were damaged during a flight demonstration at the Vero Beach Air Show. The Blue Angels’ maintenance team replaced the General Electric F404-GE-400 engine, and personnel from Navy Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE), Jacksonville replaced the vortex generator earlier that week. Both repairs were conducted at the Vero Beach Regional Airport. Photo courtesy of Blue Angels PAO
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NHP earns endoscopy award
tions that took almost two years to complete. Part of the qualification was to track colon polyps in 100 percent of colonoscopies performed at the hospital. Colon polyps are a small clump of
cells that form on the lining of the colon that could potentially develop into colon cancer. “Colon polyps are common and are usually found in 30 percent of men or 20 percent
of women,” Lt. Cmdr. Brent Lacey, gastroenterologist at NHP, said. “Not all polyps will develop into cancer, but we will remove polyps as necessary during a colonoscopy.” Approximately 2,000 colonoscopies were performed at NHP in 2017 between the Gastrointestinal Clinic and General Surgery. According to Lacey, less than one percent of those procedures indicated signs of colon cancer. “Like any cancer, it is best to catch colon cancer early because it can be treated,” Lacey said. “Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.” Earning the certification required a lot of extra work and tracking data. The results from the colonoscopies had to be accurate for patient safety and all abnormal results had to be documented. Since NHP was the first naval medical facility to
assigned to IWTC. The services offered at the clinic include treatment for minor on-the-job injuries including sprains, strain, joint pain, minor cuts, blisters, insect bites and removal of stitches as well as upper respiratory infections, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The benefit of this type of care is two-fold. First, students and staff members can return to training and miss fewer hours away from their training. Second, appointments open up at the surrounding health care venues for those that require more extensive care, creating shorter lines
and more appointment availabilities. “Corpsmen have a unique learning experience when working within the clinic or hospital,” Lt. Maria Amoreth Gozo, a medical officer with Naval Branch Health Clinic Naval Air Technical Training Center, said. “Having a smaller clinic mimics fleet operations, not too dissimilar to that aboard a ship at sea. This type of interaction brings the Sailor piece back to the corpsman.” Surveys conducted across Corry Station have shown the positive benefits of the CCC across
a wide spectrum of patrons. Course supervisors and instructors have noticed the lack of impact on their schedules because students and staff members alike can be seen prior to the start of the workday. Prior to the opening of the clinic, Sailors would have to schedule an appointment that may be during class times. CCC allows students and instructors to receive the care they need without missing valuable instruction time. “Most of our patients need quick fixes, a cold pack or a quick bandage,” HM3 Sujay Brown, a corpsman with NHP as part of
Story, photo by Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) recently earned the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s Award of Excellence through the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program. The certification is awarded to endoscopy units and medical facilities that demonstrate a commitment to specialized training and adherence to ASGE guidelines on privileging, quality assurance and infection control guidelines. NHP is the only naval medical facility to receive the three year certification and joins the Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, N.C., as the second military treatment facility to earn the certification. To earn the certification, NHP had to meet certain qualifica-
Lt. Cmdr. Brent Lacey, gastroenterologist at NHP, and HN Sara Van Haren, a corpsman at NHP, prepare to do a colonoscopy. NHP recently earned the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s Award of Excellence through the ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program.
apply for the certification, new policies and procedures had to be created. “I’ve very proud of the work we did as a team to earn this certification,” HN Sara Van Haren, a corpsman in the gastrointestinal clinic, said. According to the American Cancer Society, colonoscopies should be performed at the age of 50 for both men and women. Anyone with a family history of colon cancer should inform their physician during their next visit. The gastrointestinal clinic and general surgery can perform colonoscopies for all TRICARE beneficiaries, including TRICARE Select, but a referral from a primary care manager is required. TRICARE Select beneficiaries can check on the availability of colonoscopies and other services at NHP by contacting the Health Benefits Office at 505-6916.
the CCC, said. “We don’t tie up providers in the branch clinic here, and those patients are quickly returned to their place of duty and are satisfied with the care they received.” No one wants to be sick, hurt, or injured, but receiving timely treatment alleviates the exacerbation of pain and suffering. Returning to training with the proper treatment helps students and staff regain focus. Coughing throughout a lecture is not conducive to learning, but receiving quick treatment to ease the distraction helps everyone attending the lecture.
IWTC Corry Station welcomes connected corpsmen
From Center for Information Warfare Training
With coordination and manning from Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station’s students and staff now have access to a clinic onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Corry Station called Connected Corpsmen in the Community (CCC). The clinic allows for walk-ins Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and expands the access and convenience of care for active-duty service members
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NASWF Sailor places second in international martial arts competition
By Lt.j.g. Luke Rague NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff
n active-duty enlisted master-atarms stationed onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) placed second in the World Kickboxing Association Asian-Pacific Championships, an international K1/Glory style Pro-Am Event at the Third International Thai Martial Arts Games and Festival in Bangkok, Thailand, March 12 through 22. MA2 Sebastian Rivera participated in the competition as a member of Team USA, earning the silver after a loss to teammate Michael Carson. Rivera won his first fight against Italy’s Corrado Rubwo with a second round technical knockout. He then won by forfeit when Bangladesh’s Yahsam Hajih backed out after watching Rivera knockout Rubwo, advancing Rivera to the finals. Rivera’s trip to Bangkok was the result of years of training and development as a competitive fighter, earning him an invite from Team USA to compete in the pro-am level competition. Muay Thai has roots in Muay
boran, a fighting style that was developed by an eighteenth century Siamese solider named Nai Khanomtom. Nai Khanomtom was captured by Burmese forces in 1767 and offered the chance to fight in hand-to-hand combat to earn his freedom. Winning the fight, he was released back to Siam where he was treated as a war hero and master martial arts instructor. Muay boran remained loosely structured until it was given official equipment and rules in the 1930s, starting the sport of Muay Thai. Rivera’s draw to Muay Thai was an unexpected change from his initial goal of a fighting ca-
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In March, MA2 Sebastian Rivera placed second in the Pro-Am Muay Thai at the Third International Thai Martial Arts Games and Festival, Bangkok, Thailand. Photo courtesy of Rivera
reer in the more popular sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). “I became interested in Muay Thai because of how unrelenting the sport really is,” he said. “My intentions were to compete in MMA with a solid base in striking, but I fell in love with Mauy Thai and decided to focus strictly on that art.” Rivera previously spent time training in other martial arts disciplines, studying Jujitsu and Judo. But for the past three and a half years, Rivera has focused almost solely on Muay Thai. He believes it has helped him both professionally and in his personal life. “Mauy Thai has brought a calmness to my life,” Rivera explained. “Knowing I don’t have to fight every battle, it has helped me with patience as well. Being in the law enforcement field, I think my training will allow me to control many situations if things get physical. It has also allowed me to under-
stand there is really no need to become violent.” Raised in Cutler Ridge and a graduate of Homestead High School in the suburbs of Miami, Rivera has strong roots in the state of Florida. He has participated in local fights in Crestview and he won his first title fight, the International Kickboxing Federation Welterweight Title, July 23, 2017, in Orlando. Rivera has also competed throughout the country in the pro-am circuit up and down the East Coast, in New York, Delaware, Virginia and South Carolina. Still, he was eager to fight and explore new places, especially internationally. So when Team USA gave him the opportunity, he jumped at it. After getting permission from his chain of command and completing an overseas medical screening, Rivera was ready for an experience of a lifetime. “Thailand was wonderful.
I enjoyed the food, how inexpensive everything is, how kind and polite the people are,” Rivera said. “My favorite part of Thailand was experiencing the fight life. Every single night there was an event where fights were being held, from live national broadcasted events to local stadium events.” The only part of the trip that Rivera didn’t like was leaving. But he returned with more experience and a better perspective on how to succeed in future competitions. “I realized my actions prepping me for competition, as difficult and exhausting as they already are, need to be improved,” Rivera said. “I am experimenting with my meal plan to promote a well-rounded diet. I have altered my workout plan to focus on my weaker areas. After competing alongside high-level fighters and coaches, and hearing them tell me I have what it takes to make it, I know I have the skillset to go far in this sport.” The suggestions and encouragement from everyone he trained with are driving Rivera to aim higher and work for invitations from bigger organizations, such as Lions Fight Promotions, Glory Kickboxing, and Bellator Kickboxing. “Training is always on the agenda,” Rivera said. “I have my whole year planned out. I plan on fighting in Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina, Orlando, South Carolina, Spain and even locally. I would like to turn professional soon, but I will not rush myself.” Rivera also plans on staying in the Navy. With nine years in already, he plans on serving at least 20 years and pursuing the limited duty officer (LDO) route from enlisted to officer. Either way, he looks forward to future sea duties.
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Military Notices Purple Heart recipients sought
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is a New York State Historic Site administered by the New York State Park Commission. Dedicated Nov. 10, 2006, the hall’s mission is to collect, preserve and share with the public the stories of Purple Heart recipients. It is the first and only facility in the nation dedicated to honoring this country’s Purple Heart recipients. The primary way in which Purple Heart recipients are honored is through enrollment in The Roll of Honor electronic database which is accessible in the hall’s main gallery and on its website, www.thepurpleheart.com. Purple Heart recipients are encouraged to become members of the Roll of Honor by completing an enroll form and submitting it to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Family members and friends may also enroll Purple Heart recipients, living or deceased, by completing an enrollment form and providing supporting evidence. Enrollment is voluntary and free of cost. Help us honor and preserve the stories of these deserving men and women by enrolling them today in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. To enroll a Purple Heart recipient or for more information, visit www.thepurpleheart.com.
Language test appointments open
Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for languages? Tests are administered Wednesdays at the Navy Language Testing Office Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, contact CIWT_ CRRY_ Lang_Testing_Pensacola@navy.mil. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture offers at www. netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec.
PMOAA scholarship application
The Pensacola chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) will be awarding scholarships to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty, honorably discharged veterans, reservists or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident or grandchild of a resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa or Baldwin (Ala.) counties, must have completed a minimum of one year at a college or university, with at least a 3.2 GPA if an undergraduate and 3.5 if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters, fall of 2017 and spring of 2018, as a full time student. Scholarships are $2,000 each. Applications must be submitted by June 15 and may be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact retired Navy Cmdr. Vann Milheim at 969-9715 or email@example.com.
2019 Midway Class Reunion
The 2019 Midway Class Reunion, a.k.a. “The Three Sisters Reunion,” will be held May 6 to 10, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. The reunion hotel will be named once negotiations are completed and the hotel contract has been signed. May 6, will be check-in and registration and May 10 will be check-out. Reunion events will take place on the three days in between: May 7, 8 and 9. Three events already scheduled are the welcome reception at the reunion hotel May 7; the “meet and greet” at the USS Midway Museum May 8 and the grand banquet on the flight deck May 9. Start spreading the news to your fellow Midway Class carrier shipmates who served on the USS Midway, the USS Coral Sea or the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. You do not have to be a member of the reunion associations of these three carriers to attend the reunion – but you do need to have served on one or more of the three ships during your time in the Navy. Family members and guests are welcome to attend.
USS Iwo Jima reunion party
There will be a USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2/LHD 7) shipmates organization’s reunion Oct. 10 through 13 at the Jacksonville riverfront Doubletree Hotel, Jacksonville, Fla. All-ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personel who were aboard the LPH 2 or LHD 7 are invited to attend the reunion. For more information or to RSVP for the reunion, contact Robert McAnally at (757) 7230317 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net.
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“Read all About It...” Annual Spouse Recognition Luncheon
The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States will host the 13th annual Military Spouse Recognition Luncheon May 24 at 11:30 a.m. at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola. The Military Spouse Recognition Luncheon honors the spouses of military members who have demonstrated significant contribution to their respective command and to the community. The honorees are nominated by their spouse’s commands. Each nominee is recognized ceremoniously. Master of Ceremony will be Sue Straughn of WEAR-TV. Straughn is a well-known supporter of the military and always delivers a great event with her experiences. This luncheon is open to both civilian and military. The cost is $18 per person. Dress for active military is summer white and dress for civilian is coat and tie. For more information, reservations or to sponsor a military member or a table, contact Carla Cuilik at 436-8552 or e-mail email@example.com. (GCVAC) will celebrate Memorial Day at NASP’s Barrancas National Cemetery May 28 beginning at 9 a.m. Guest speaker will be Vice Adm. Jerry Unruh. All vetern organizations are welcome to display their unit flag and there will be a roll call of deceased veteran members. For more information, call Committee Chairman Robert Hall at 456-1561 or Arnetha Welcome at 501-1979.
Annual VA2K Walk and Roll date
The eighth annual VA2K Walk and Roll will be held May 16 at the Biloxi VA Medical Center’s water fountain at the following times: 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Biloxi VAMC is located at 400 Veterans Avenue, Biloxi, Miss. The event will also be held at the Joint Ambulatory Care Center in Pensacola, near its water fountain in the front of the facility, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The JACC is located at 790 Veterans Way, Pensacola. The VA2K event includes a short two kilometer walk. The event is free, and the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System invites and encourages community participation. Nationally, since 2011, donations valued at approximately $2 million have been raised for homeless veterans. Find out more about the VA2K at www.publichealth.va.gov/va2k.
Marine Corps family team building
L.I.N.K.S. is offering team building classes located at 211 Farrar Road, Bldg. 3450 in the commanding officer conference room. The last class will be June 9 at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up for classes, contact Shanel Gainey at 452-9460 ext. 3012 or e-mail Shanel.Gainey@usmc.mil.
Military spouses honored at NEX
NEX Corry Mall will be hosting a customer appreciattion event honoring military spouses, who have “the toughest job in the Navy,” today, May 11. Spouses receive complimentary tokens of appreciation, starting at 9 a.m., while supplies last. For additional information call 458-8811, NEX Event Coordinator.
Mothers celebrated at NEX
NEX Corry Mall shows appreciation for mothers with a Moments with Mom Memory Board and children card crafting station starting today, May 11 through 13. Complimentary carnations for all moms May 13 starting at 10 a.m., while supplies last. For additional information call 458-8811, NEX Event Coordinator.
Commodore’s Cup race No. 2
Race registration for the Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola (NYCP) 87th Anniversary Regatta, Commodore’s Cup Race No. 2, Bay Championship Race No. 5 is now available via the Regatta Network and is mandatory for participation in the race. The race has been rescheduled due to weather concerns and now will be Aug. 11. Registration and race information packages for the Commodore’s Cup Series can be obtained from the Navy Yacht Club through their website www.navypnsyc. org. Regatta entry fee is $35 with U.S. Sailing membership and $40 for non-member racing participants. Spectators and anyone who is interested in the racing event are invited to the Navy Yacht Club facility, which is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For the onshore regatta information, contact Jim Parsons at 384-4575 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For race information and docking availability, contact John Buziak, Navy Yacht Club fleet captain, at 291-2115 or e-mail email@example.com.
Brick laying at Wall South
Now you or a family member can become a permanent part of Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Pensacola. The Park Foundation recently announced the Walk of Honor Brick paver program allowing individuals and groups to sponsor an engraved brick in the downtown Park. Walk of Honor allows you to commemorate the service of a friend, family member or yourself, while providing financial support to park. The bricks will be installed in sections, replacing the sidewalks approaching the Wall South. Bricks can be ordered on the park’s website at www.VeteransMemorialParkPensacola.org. Purchases can also be made during many park events, including the Memorial Day ceremony May 27. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. The Park Foundation will accept cash or credit card payments before and after the ceremony. For more information, visit www.VeteransMemorialParkPensacola.org.
Around Town St. John Catholic School sunset run
The 35th annual St. John sunset 5K run and one mile fun run will be held tomorrow, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. The sunset run originated as the first evening race at dusk in the Pensacola area and is now ranked in the top ten “Best Gulf Coast Races.” The 5K course is located in the Navy Point community along the shoreline of Bayou Grande, with the start and finish lines at St. John School. Registration for the race is available online at www.runsignup.com/ Race/FL/Pensacola/StJohnSunsetRun, or by calling St. John School at 456-5218. Race entries are $20 through May 4 and $25 from May 5 to May 12. Registration includes a commemorative race shirt, while supplies last. Post-race festivities include live music and dancing, inflatable jumpers and slides, race awards and authentic Hispanic food. For more information, visit www.stjohnpensacola.com/school.
A&M alumni scholarship luncheon
The Pensacola chapter of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) National Alumni Association will host its annual scholarship luncheon June 2, noon at the Dr. E. S. Cobb Center located at 601 East Mallory Street in Pensacola. All proceeds are used to fund scholarships for students from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to attend FAMU. Tickets are $35. For more information or tickets, contact Reggie Parker at 723-2141.
PLT offers new summer camps
Pensacola Little Theatre’s Education Department (PLTED) has announced three new summer camps for children ages 5 to 18. PLTED strives to provide superior training and guidance to performers, writers, designers, directors and technicians of all ages. Classes include the Footlights Theatre Camp for ages 5 to 9, Summer Stars for ages 10 to 16 and Improvaganza! Improv Camp for ages 12 to 16. For more information or to register for any class, visit www.PensacolaLittleTheatre. com or call 432-2042 ext. 104.
Chris Golden Mother’s Day concert
Chris Golden will be performing at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola, May 13 starting at 7 p.m. Chris Golden spent 17 years as a member of the Oak Ridge Boys, had stints with Alabama and Restless Heart and was awarded the 2016 Crossover Artist of the Year. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the church office at 4921518.
Children’s day Japanese event
Children’s Day Celebration will be held May 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saint Sylvester Catholic Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze with a generous support from the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. This is a free community event. The event provides children a variety of Japanese cultural activities including yo-yo catching games, origami, face painting, calligraphy contest, mochi (sticky rice) sampling, Okinawa taiko, Karate performance and more. There will be food vendors offering various Japanese dishes and sweets. For more information or to volunteer for the event, e-mail Takami Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gospel music festival announced
Come join Warrington Worship Center for a Gospel Music Festival May 19 at 6 p.m. at 398 N. Navy Blvd. The festival will feature Southland Singers, A Higher Calling, Sound and Spirit, Joe Baker and Doug Perser. There will be door prizes, CDs for purchase and booking information. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 456-0471.
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GOSPORT Navy League to present annual Military Spouse Recognition Luncheon
Flag officers visit CIWT; See page B2 “Spotlight”
From Patty Veal Navy League Board Secretary
The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States will host the 13th Annual Military Spouse Recognition Luncheon May 24 at 11:30 a.m. at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola. The Military Spouse Recognition Luncheon honors the spouses of military members who have demonstrated significant contribution to their respective command and to the community. The honorees are nominated by their spouse’s commands. Each nominee is recognized ceremoniously. Master of Ceremony will be Sue Straughn of WEAR-TV. Straughn is a well-known supporter of the military and always delivers a great event with her experiences. This luncheon is open to both civilian and military. The cost is $18 per person. For reservations and to sponsor a military member or a table, please contact Carla Cuilik at 436-8552 or e-mail navyleagueofus@bellsouth. net. Dress for active military is summer white and dress for civilian is coat and tie. About the Navy League of the United States: The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt. The group is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational and advocacy organization that supports America’s sea services – the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S.flag Merchant Marine.
ational Military Appreciation Month started as a simple idea: to gather America around its military family to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who serve and have served with an appreciation for history. Legislated twice, this idea continues to evolve experiencing increased national attention and recognition. From www.nmam.org
The first legislation (S.Res 33) began in 1999 by the United States Senate designating May as National Military Appreciation Month. With the support and sponsorship of U.S. Sen. John McCain and U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, along with more than 50 veteran service organizations, this legislation states to service members an entire month is set aside to honor, remember and appreciate their patriotism and dedication from their families. In April 2004, more comprehensive legislation was passed by unanimous consent of both houses of Congress as H. Con. Res. 328, which solidified May as National Military Appreciation Month. It also reminds the president of the United States to issue annual proclamations calling Americans to recognize this special month through appropriate ceremonies and events. The military continues to play a major role in the development
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of the United States chronicled through history of unbending honor, dedication to duty and genuine love of country. Alarming to some is that younger generations sometimes distance themselves or lack awareness of the service given by Americans. Schools seem to rarely teach crucial military events, causing youth to lose connection with American history. Names and phrases such as Pearl Harbor, San Juan Hill, the Civil War, the Continental Army, the 38th parallel, the Berlin airlift, the Tet offensive and Normandy continue to lose their significance within the general
American population. Because of this, American Military History Month has been combined into May’s Military Appreciation Month, encouraging educators to develop lesson plans that will highlight the history of each military branch. As many holidays have become marketing avenues to distract focus on its original purpose, May reminds everyone of the sacrifices and the history Americans have been privileged to participate in throughout the past 240 years. Through appropriate means and incentives, federal, state and local governments and private sector entities are invited to participate in this special month
and to encourage everyone to sponsor and participate in programs via multiple venues, giving the nation a time and place upon which to focus, draw attention and express appreciation and thanks to the military family. Due to military deployments worldwide protecting national interests, Americans are asked to serve. And employers are asked to accommodate these lengthy absences adding demands on the employees. The military’s members represents the highest caliber of professionalism and patriotism and are asked to willingly risk their lives on a moment’s notice. In May, the nation recognizes their contributions and the sacrifices of their families.
VFW post promises fun and relaxation ... Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 706 would like to invite all current military, retired veterans and all veterans to stop by and visit the post. There will be karaoke Thursdays and Saturdays, from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., plus many other events. The post is located at 5000 Lillian Hwy. near the post office. For further information, call 455-0026.
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May 11, 2018
Flag officers visit CIWT, observe and discuss IW Training Story, photo by Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training
eaders from major information warfare (IW) commands visited the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) recently. Leaders included Rear Adm. Timothy White, commander, Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command; Brig. Gen. Stephen Hager, deputy commander of operations for the Cyber National Mission Force; and Rear Adm. Gene Price, commander, Naval Information Forces Reserve and reserve deputy, Naval Information Forces. Following a meeting and training discussions with CIWT leadership, the flag officers commenced their tour of Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, CIWT’s largest training command. During the tour, they visited several classrooms and spoke with instructors and students from each course. “This was a great opportunity for IW leadership to directly observe our agile, responsive, and innovative training of the next generation of information warriors,” Capt. Bill Lintz, CIWT’s commanding officer said. “It was imperative for these top leaders to learn
about the breadth and scope of who we are and what we do, our challenges, and to witness the commitment and passion our instructors and staff have forging students into highly skilled, operational and combat-ready warfighters.” The group first visited the Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC), which trains Navy cryptologic technician (networks) personnel and other service equivalents in the skills and knowledge required to perform technical network analysis in the functional areas of cyberspace operations. Next on the tour were the courses for the information systems technician and other cryptologic technician ratings. The tour concluded with a visit to the various officer training courses onboard, and throughout the day, White shared his thoughts with students and welcomed candid dialogue with questions and discussions. “I thank you all for your service, and I’m excited you
Rear Adm. Timothy White, commander, Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command shares feedback with students attending the Joint Cyber Analysis Course at the Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station. White, along with two other flag officers, visited the Center for Information Warfare Training and IWTC Corry Station to discuss and observe various information warfare training courses.
volunteered to become part of something special – an amazing team that works together to affect positive change,” White said while meeting with students throughout the tour. “You should always strive to build strong partnerships, become the expert, distinguish yourself alongside your peers, and utilize multidimensional thinking to find problems and opportunities.”
“It’s always great to have top leaders personally share their vision and request our feedback like Rear Adm. White has today,” Lt. Forrest Bush, a student in the Afloat Cryptologic Manager Course said. “I feel this helps us to evolve and stay relevant in today’s everchanging information warfare landscape.” Center for Information Warfare Training delivers trained
information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more news from Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit www. navy.mil/local/cid/, www.netc. navy.mil/centers/ciwt/, www. facebook.com/NavyCIWT or www.twitter.com/NavyCIWT.
• Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Family Employment Readiness Brief: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, except May 22. This workshop is targeted to spouses and family members who are seeking employment, education and volunteer information. • Move.mil: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Tuesday (except May 22) and Thursday. One hour dedicated to online walkthrough to set up your account and make your move seamless. • Base tour: 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of every month. The next tour is scheduled for June 6. Learn about the history of Naval Air Station Pensacola and how to get around base. • Stress Management: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every first and third Thursday. The next class is scheduled for May 17. Stress and damage your health, both physical and mental. Learn how to recognize stress and become more productive, happier and healthier. • Sponsorship Training: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. May 15. Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. FFSC conducts Command Sponsorship Training monthly. After completing the required training, Sponsors are prepared to provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. • Waggy Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to noon May 16 at Naval Hospital Pensacola Courtyard. Exceptional Family Member Program event offers interaction with service dogs on third Wednesday of every month at Naval Hospital Pensacola.
Worship schedule NAS Pensacola – Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center NAS Pensacola – Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982 • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel • Confessions: 30 minutes before services Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center For more information, call 452-2341 NASP Corry Station – Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday,
• Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoo Stadium. The next meeting is May 17. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. • New Spouse and Newcomer Orientation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. May 18. Meet other new military spouses, and gather informational materials. Workshop will help spouses prepare for their responsibilities and acquaint them with military and community resources. • Don’t Be Taken: Know a
fellowship hall Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday NASP Corry Station – Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376 NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday NAS Whiting Field Chapel – Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday For more information, call 623-7212 Other services: • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311 • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org • Buddhism 101: Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism courses are provided every third Wednesday at the Downtown Pensacola Library at 6 p.m. For more information, call 436-5060 Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442
Scam When You Hear One: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 23. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to determine what type of home they want and how much they can afford, and be educated on know how to choose a real estate agent and mortgage and negotiate and close the deal. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 25. Emergencies come in many forms. Be prepared for yourself and your family. • Music and Movement: 10 a.m. to noon May 25 at Lighthouse Terrace, #1 Price Ave. A learning activity to enhance selfexpression and socialization in
children through dance with use of instruments. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 30. A class for first-time, non-pregnant parent. Come spend time learning about pregnant partners and new babies, so you will be more prepared when the big day arrives. Practice bathing and diapering, and learn about burping and holding a new baby. Crying, child development and sleep are also discussed. • SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call,
click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 4705546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victims to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/ law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 4499231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
Lionfish removal incentive program
Escambia County Marine Resource official shows a crowd how to filet and cook lionfish at last year’s Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day May 20, 2017. Photo by Tim Donovan From Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
The third annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day will be held May 20 to 21 and will feature a new incentive program for participants. At a previous Commission meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) gratefully acknowl-
edged $25,000 in charitable donations. These funds will go to the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida and will be used as cash prizes for a new and novel lionfish removal incentive program, rewarding harvesters who find and remove lionfish previously tagged by FWC staff. Lionfish are a nonnative invasive species that can reduce native fish populations and
negatively affect the overall reef habitat. This program will run May 19 through Sept. 3, and will coincide with the annual summerlong Lionfish Challenge, which rewards recreational and commercial lionfish harvesters with prizes for submitting their lionfish removal efforts. “The FWC could not be more thankful and excited about the rallying efforts to draw attention to the important lionfish issue,” FWC Commissioner Bo Rivard said. “The control of nonnative lionfish populations has always been a group effort, and what these companies and organizations came forward with to help encourage removals is simply outstanding.” The goal of the 2018 taggedlionfish removal program is to increase statewide removal efforts by giving divers a greater incentive to harvest lionfish more often while in search of the valuable tagged fish. Additional non-cash prizes are also available for those who harvest and submit a tagged lionfish. The program also will provide FWC with valuable data on the movement of lionfish. Approximately six to eight lionfish will be tagged at each of 50 randomly-selected public artificial reef sites throughout the Atlantic and Gulf between the depths of 80 and 120 feet. Participants will have access to the reef locations at www.Reef Rangers.com.
C @ NAS Pensacola Portside Cinema a FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY TUESDAY (PG13) “Sherlock Gnomes” t “Truth or5Dare” p.m. (PG) 2D: 5 p.m. c “Blockers” (R) 7:30 p.m. “Acrimony” (R) h “Rampage” 7 p.m. (PG13) “Pacific Rim: Uprising” (PG13) 3D: Noon
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“Sherlock Gnomes” (PG) 2D: Noon “Truth or Dare” (PG13) 2 p.m.
“Ready Player One” (PG13) 3D: 2:30 p.m. 2D: 7 p.m.
“Super Troopers 2” (R) 4:30 p.m.
“Super Troopers 2” (R) 8 p.m.
“Rampage” (PG13) 3D: 5:30 p.m.
“Blockers” (R) 7 p.m.
“Super Troopers 2” (R) 8 p.m.
“Sherlock Gnomes” (PG) 2D: 11:30 a.m.
“Pacific Rim: Uprising” (PG13) 2D: 1 p.m.
2D: 5:30 p.m.
“Pacific Rim: Uprising” (PG13) 2D: 5 p.m. “Super Troopers 2” (R) 7:30 p.m.
“Truth or Dare” (PG13) 1:30 p.m.
“Ready Player One” (PG13) 2D: 3:30 p.m.
“Blockers” (R) 4 p.m.
“Rampage” (PG13) 2D: 6:30 p.m.
Regular shows: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6 through 11, free for 5 and younger NASP Portside Cinema is closed on Monday. Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola. com
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“Rampage” (PG13) 2D: 5:10 p.m. “Blockers” (R) 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY “Sherlock Gnomes” (PG) 2D: 5 p.m. “Ready Player One” (PG13) 2D: 7 p.m. “Truth or Dare” (PG13) 5:10 p.m. “Super Troopers 2” (R) 7:30 p.m.
May 11, 2018
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola .com.
• Backpacking Overnight Trips: There will be an overnight backpacking trip June 23 through 24 to Cheaha Falls, Talladega National Forest, Ala. Go with MWR on an outof-town backpacking adventure. All gear and transportation provided. Only $60, rain or Try this shine. Sign up for the Spangled skills course at the •Star Festival: Join MWR Tickets and Travel in celebrating Military office Bldg. 3787 at Corry Station. Back- Appreciation Month packing 101 Skills at the Star Spangeld Course is a prerequi- Festival, May 19 at site for all NAS Pen- the Bayou Grande sacola backpacking Marina. The festival trips. For more infor- will begin with a Carmation, call 281-5489 board Boat Regatta at 8 a.m., followed by or 452-6354. • Mother’s Day Mes- competitions at 3:30 sage Special: MWR p.m. The party continFitness will have a ues into the night with Mother’s Day spe- the family luau with cial ending tomor- food at 5 p.m. and row, May 12. Book entertainment at 6:30 a Swedish or deep p.m. This funfilled day tissue message and is free and open to all get a free reflexol- active and retired milogy message. Swed- itary, DoD employees ish messages start at and family members. $45 and deep tissue For more information start at $55. For more call 452-3806. information or to book a message, call 452-9845. • Children Fishing Camp: MWR Pensacola Aquatics offers multiple sessions of the Children Fishing Camp this summer to introduce children to the basics of fishing here on the Gulf Coast. Sessions include: ages 5 to 7, May 31 and June 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon; ages 8 to 10, July 2 and 3, 9:30 a.m. to noon; ages 5 to 7, July 5 and 6, 9:30 a.m. to noon; and ages 8 to 10, July 24 and 25, 9:30 a.m. to noon.Cost is $15 for active-duty, $25 for DoD employees and $35 for civilians. For more inforation, call 452-9429. • Bushido Sports Judo Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690 (452-2417). For children ages 5 to 17. For more information, call Sensei Gerome Baldwin at 324-3146, 457-1421 or 4571421or e-mail email@example.com. • Movies on the Lawn: There will be movies shown on the lawn in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627 every second and fourth Saturday starting at dusk. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. If it rains, the movie will be canceled; check Facebook for rain-outs at www. facebook.com/mwrpensacola or call 452-2372.
Liberty Activities Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 4522372 or go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com.
MAY 11, 2018
Marketplace Announcements Sandy’s Good Times Dance Club. Thursday weekly dance lessons 6:30 pm-6:55pm $10. For lessons – please refrain from wearing scented products. Friday Latin night. Saturday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday ballroom night 7:30-10:30 p.m. Beginning social dance lessons Thursday and Friday 6:30-7:25 p.m. Each night $10. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850-458-1979. pensacoladanceclub.com. Wanted Wanted
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Real Estate Rm for rent. Fully furnished. On Perdido Bay. WiFi. Kitchen & washer dryer access. Off st parking. Kayak access. No pets. One person only. No smoking. $500/mo. 850455-7990. 5/4 and 5/11 Room for rent in large beautiful newly remodeled home located in North Grand Lagoon. Fully furnished. Utilities included. Kitchen and laundry access. 5 min to beach. 10 min to NAS. Short leases considered. Females preferred. $650 per month. Please contact Mary 850-324-1023.
46’ Blue Water Sailboat, Ketch Rig. $85,900. Will Finance with 25% down at 6% for 10 years. At NAS Pensacola Marina. Owner, Bill Austin, 850774-8652 For Sale- 2006 Grady White Seafarer 228 w/Yamaha 250 HP(230hrs) trailer, electronics, hardtop, cabin sleeps 4 ,ex cond -$42,000- Info 850377-2902
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