2017 Naval Aviation Symposium finishes today (May 12) ... The 2017 Naval Aviation Symposium is underway at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. It’s scheduled to conclude today, May 12. The theme is “Power Projection in the 21st Century.” Symposium sessions are free and open to active-duty and retired military as well as the public. For a full schedule of events, go to http://bit.ly/2oEcwJK.
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MCPON visits Pensacola commands By Enid Wilson Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano met with Sailors and toured commands onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) May 8-9. The visit included stops at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), Naval AviaSchools Command tion (NASC), Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC), Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) and NASP facilities. During an all-hands call addressing hundreds of Sailors from area commands, Giordano answered questions about the proposed new evaluation system, combat action ribbons, advancement, sea-billet gaps and the future of enlisted service records. Giordano stressed the importance of being aware of strategic documents that shape and guide the focus of leadership and drive policy. “Who’s heard of the Design
for Maintaining Maritime Superiority?” Giordano asked. “Who’s heard of the Navy Leader Development Framework?” IT2 Tiffani Ditzian, stationed at Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Pensacola, asked a question about the implementation of the new evaluation system. “We need to re-look at this evaluation system, because right now it is very competitive and very restrictive,” Giordano said. “We know by the system itself, the numbers don’t allow us to fully identify your potential just by that metric alone.” MCPON described how the new evaluation system will provide a leadership team the right amount of time to evaluate a Sailor on individual merit, taking competency and character into consideration. “It’s going to take a little bit, as we kind of work through things and we’re going to pilot it for a little while,” said Giordano. “Probably sometime towards the early to mid-part of next year, we expect to have See MCPON on page 2
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano toured the Navy Advancement Center (NAC) the morning of May 9, and received briefs on the current enlisted advancement process. (Above) Al Moye explains how answer sheets are scanned while Andrea Franklin operates the Scantron machine. “The Navy Advancement Center team has a huge task as they process 280,000 exam answer sheets and develop 500 exams for 83 ratings each year,” said Giordano. “The entire process, from the construction and development of bibliographies to scoring the exams is an enormous team effort.” NAC is located at Saufley Field in Pensacola. Photo by Julian Huff
Memorial ceremony honors fallen EOD technicians By Billy P. Martin Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Public Affairs
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE (NNS) – The Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NavScolEOD) presented the 48th annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal
(EOD) Memorial Ceremony at the EOD Memorial next to the Kauffman EOD Training Complex on Eglin Air Force Base May 6. The EOD community from each of the joint services gathered to honor the memory of 320 EOD heroes and add six additional EOD technicians to the EOD Memorial.
Those added to the memorial this year include Army Sgt. 1st Class Biddle Carrol Izard Jr., killed in action June 19, 1968, while serving in Vietnam; Army Tech. Sgt James H. Eberle, killed in action Aug. 23, 1944, while serving in World War II; Navy EODCS Scott Cooper See EOD on page 2
Naval Air Technical Training Center changes leadership By Lt. Cmdr. Sven Sharp Naval Air Technical Training Center Public Affairs
Students from IWTC Corry Station compete at tug-ofwar as part of “Warrior Day” events. Photo by CTR1 Michael J. Sumrall II
IWTC prepares for hurricane season, competes in Warrior Day By Carla M. McCarthy Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs
Students at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station participated in friendly sports competitions after completing a hurricane safety training stand down May 5. With hurricane season starting June 1, the training stand down gave staff
and students an overview of how the command would respond to a hurricane, covering topics ranging from sheltering in place to an orderly evacuation. “We have around 2,000 students attending courses at any given time at Corry Station, so today’s training and mock evacuation drill was a great opportunity to help us all get up to speed See IWTC on page 2
In an aviation hangar filled with guests and formations of Sailors and Marines, Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) held a change of command ceremony April 28. During the ceremony, Capt. Maxine Goodridge relieved Capt. Hugh Rankin as commanding officer. Rankin assumed com-
mand of NATTC in June 2015 and retired after the change of command, finishing nearly four decades of naval service. “I feel very lucky to have had the privilege to command Naval Air Technical Training Center,” said Rankin. “It has been a great honor. I really appreciate everyone’s help and support over the last 22 months. NATTC has absolutely the finest civilian workforce and See NATTC on page 2
Outgoing NATTC CO Capt. Hugh Rankin (left) prepares to salute incoming CO Capt. Maxine Goodridge April 28 at the NATTC change of command ceremony. Photo courtesy of CNATT PAO
Be hurricane-ready ... The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. Take the time now to write down your hurricane plan. Know where you will ride out the storm and get your supplies now. You don’t want to be standing in long lines when a hurricane warning is issued. Those supplies that you need will probably be sold out by the time you reach the front of the line. Being prepared, before a hurricane threatens, makes you resilient to the hurricane impacts of wind and water. It will mean the difference between your being a hurricane victim and a hurricane survivor. – From https://www.ready.gov/
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newevaluations.” MCPONconcludedtheall-handscallby giving Ditzian a coin and encouraging all Sailorstocontinuetoaskquestions. “Let leadership know what is on your mind,”Giordanosaid. Giordano ate lunch with Sailors in the NATTCgalleyandtouredtheNASPchilddevelopmentcenter,theRadfordFitnessCenter, theAviation Rescue Swimmer School and WaterSurvivalSchool. While at NATTC, Giordano watched demonstrationsoftheMulti-PurposeReconfigurableTrainingSystems(MRTS)3DMobileElectricPowerPlant(MEPP)simulatorin theAviationSupportTechnician(AS)laboratory.Thesimulatorisavirtualtrainingsystem designedtoprovideinitialaccessionaviation maintenancepersonnelvirtualtheoryofoperationsandmaintenancetaskfamiliarization. AtNETPDC,MCPONwasbriefedonVoluntaryEducation(VolEd)andtheAdvancementExamReadinessReviews(AERR). “TheNavyAdvancementCenterteamhas ahugetaskastheyprocess280,000examanswersheetsanddevelop500examsfor83ratingseachyear,”saidGiordano.“Theentire process,fromtheconstructionanddevelopmentofbibliographiestoscoringtheexams, isanenormousteameffort.” Giordano concluded his visit at NASP CorryStation.Hediscussedcryptologictechnicians (technical) training in the new AN/SLQ-32(V)6electronicwarfare(EW) systemclassroom,observedinformationsystemstechnicianstudentsintheDigitalTutor courseandspokewithnewaccessionstudents inthelifeskillsclassatInformationWarfare TrainingCommandCorryStation. “WereallyappreciatedMCPONcomingto see our training firsthand,” said CIWT’s CMDCM Mike Bates. “Everything in the Navystartswithtraining,andwithalltheongoinginitiativeswithReady,RelevantLearningandSailor2025,havingMCPONgeta frontlineassessmentofwhatwe’redoinghere inPensacolawasagreatopportunity.” WhileatCorryStation,Giordanocontinued tospeaktoleadersandSailorsencouraging themtothinkaboutwhattheyhaveaccomplishedintheircareerseachdayastheyput theiruniformstogetherwiththedevicesthey workedhardtoearn.Hestatedthegoalisto continuallystrive“tobebetterthanwhatwe were.” “MCPONreinforcedhisexpectationfor theChiefsMesstokeeptakingaleadershiproleandfulfillingthecriticalresponsibilitytheyhaveinmoldingthefutureof theNavy,”saidBates.“Heencouragedour youngSailorstotakeprideintheirservice, considering so few Americans are eveneligibletoservetoday.” FORCM Karim Cole summed up MCPON’svisitbysaying,“Itisalwaysgood togetaperspectiveonleadershipandwhere theNavyistodayandwherewearegoing.” FormorenewsfromNavalEducationand Training Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/cnet/.
Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Soldiers salute during the presentation of the colors at the 48th Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial Service at the Kauffman EOD Training Complex at Eglin Air Force Base May 6. Names of recent fallen and past EOD technicians are added to the memorial wall during a ceremony each year. The Army and Navy added six new names this year. The all-service total now stands at 326. Photo by Samuel King Jr. EOD from page 1
Dayton,killedinactionNov.24,2016, whileservinginsupportofCombined JointTaskForce,OperationInherentResolve;NavyEODCJasonChristopher Finan, killed in action Oct. 20, 2016, whileservinginsupportofCombined JointTaskForce,OperationInherentResolve;NavyEns.CharlesWilliamsGrice Sr.,killedinactionMay14,1945,while servinginWorldWarII;andNavyGunner’s Mate Seaman Robert Paul Burr killedinactionJuly16,1944,whileservinginWorldWarII. ChiefofNavalOperations(CNO) Adm.JohnRichardsondeliveredremarksattheceremony. “ThemenandwomenoftheEOD community live by an ethos,” said Richardson.
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onwhatweneedtodo,”saidCTTCRobertRawls,IWTCCorry Station’scommandsafetyofficer.“Thisgivesmegreatconfidence thatwe’rereadytodealwiththesituationifwefindourselvesfacingahurricanethisyear.” Afterthetraining,“A”and“C”schoolstudentsgatheredonthe variousfieldsaroundNavalAirStation(NAS)PensacolaCorry StationtocompetewiththeirfellowSailors,Soldiers,Airmenand Marinesinanafternoonof“WarriorDay”events. Studentssigneduptoparticipateinawidevarietyofactivities, includingrunningandtrackevents,flagfootball,bowling,soccer, volleyball,ascavengerhunt,cornhole,pool,darts,basketball,racquetball,dodgeball,kickball,horseshoesandFrisbee. Cmdr.ChristopherEng,IWTCCorryStation’scommandingofficer,saidconductingWarriorDayshelpsboostthecommand’s moraleandbringstogetherstudentstoshowthemthevalueofteamwork.Consideringthearduoustechnicalcoursesthatthestudents areundertaking,theathleticeventsalsoserveasexamplesofways torelievestressandreinforcetheimportanceofwatchingoutfor oneanother. “Thecruxofitallisaboutteamworkandresiliency,allinline withtheNavy’sthemestohavenobystander,”saidEng.“We’re hopingtotrytoreinforcepositiveandhealthywaystorelievestress. Theteamworkisabsolutelykey.” EngappreciatedtheeffortsofhisstaffinputtingontheWarrior DayandthepartnershipswithNASPensacola’sMorale,Welfare, andRecreationDepartmentandCorryStation’sgalleyinsupporting the command’s drive for promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles. Formore,visitwww.navy.mil/local/cid.
mostimpressivemilitarystaffI’veeverhadthepleasureofworkingfor.Thankyouforalltheleadershipand mentorshipyouprovidetonewaccessionSailorsand MarinesonadailybasistokeepNATTCmissioncapable.Youarealltrulyphenomenal.” PriortoassumingcommandofNATTC,Goodridge servedastheNavalPersonnelCommand’sHeadofAviationLimitedDutyOfficer/ChiefWarrantOfficerAssignments onboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-SouthinMillington,Tenn. “Iamhumbledandblessedtobeallowedtoserve withsuchadiverse,technicallyproficient,professional anddedicatedteam,”saidGoodridge.“Itisanabsolute honorandprivilegetobeyourcommandingofficerand begivensuchatremendousresponsibilitytoshapethe nextgenerationofmilitaryleaders.” AnativeofBarbados,WestIndies,herpastassignments include Attack Squadron (VA) 128; Patrol Squadron(VP)30;AircraftIntermediateMaintenance Department (AIMD) Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 2; Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron(HS)15;Commander,HelicopterAnti-Submarine Light Wing Atlantic Fleet (COMHSLWINGLANT); Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron(VAW)125;USSKearsarge(LHD3)andthe Center for NavalAviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU),Norfolk. Formoreinformation,visithttp://www.navy.mil, or http://www.facebook.com/usnavy.
Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola (May 12 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Trent Hathaway is the winner of last week’s NASP History in Focus. The photo was of the motto at the Five Flags Pavilion onboard the base.
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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.
sisterswhomadetheultimatesacrifice. The EOD Memorial stands as a monumenttothehonor,courageand commitment exemplified by EOD techniciansfromthejointservicesas theyperformedtheEODmission. The commanding officer of NavScolEODCapt.CharlesAndrewssaid, “Iwishwedidn’thaveamemorialand Iwishwedidn’thaveanynamestoremember.Iwouldhopethatwenever havetoaddmorenames.Warisanugly thing,itisuptherewiththeugliestof things.As Einstein said, ‘so long as therearemen,therewillbewars.’Unfortunately,forustherewillalsobeassociatedcosts.Thesecostsareoftenour bestandbrightest.” FormorenewsfromNavalEducation and Training Command, visit www.navy. mil/ local/cnet.
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Richardsonwentontostateaphrase intheethos,“Iwillwillfullyacceptthe dangerofmychosenprofessionand will accomplish all duties my great countriesaskofme.” NavScolEOD’sservicedetachment commandersandseniorenlistedplaced awreathnexttotheirrespectiveservice’scenotaphontheEODMemorial whileafellowservicememberreadthe names of their fallen EOD heroes aloud,concludingwiththephrase“We Remember.” The respective service senior admiral or general then presentedaflag(previouslyflownoverthe EODMemorial)toeachofthefamilies. “WeRemember”signifiesthevery essenceandethosofEODTechnicians toneverforgettheextraordinaryefforts andsacrificesofourEODbrothersand
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VA, TAPS working to support families of fallen heroes Commentary by Bonnie Carroll President of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
ach time a bugle plays “Taps” and a folded flag is presented to a grieving family, experts tell us that on average, 10 lives will be profoundly impacted. These are the wives, children, parents, siblings and battle buddies of America’s heroes, and they have paid a very steep price for our nation’s freedom. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) stands united with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to, in the words of President Abraham Lincoln, care for “those who shall have borne the battle” and their survivors and their children. With this common purpose in mind, and with our annual Honor Guard Luncheon as the backdrop, TAPS and the VA signed a formal memorandum of agreement (MOA) on April 12 to assist surviving military and veteran family members as they identify and secure the benefits available to them through the
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service of their loved ones. TAPS and VA have worked together for many years on behalf of America’s surviving military families. In May 2014, our organizations signed our first MOA, focused specifically on education entitlements for widows and surviving children. The new agreement formalizes what has been a longstanding, informal working relationship in areas beyond education, including grief counseling, burial benefits and more. For the past 23 years, TAPS has provided key services including peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, bereavement seminars and retreats for adults, camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community based care, online and in-
• VA mental health and suicide prevention resources for veterans, family members and community providers, including (but not limited to) training, outreach and self-help resources. It is our responsibility to honor the commitment our country made to care for the families of the fallen. Ultimately, this agreement will help those surviving family members who have already suffered the loss of their Officials from TAPS and the Department of Veterans Affairs signed loved one as they seek a memorandum of agreement April 12 to work together to assist timely access to the benefits surviving military and veteran family members. earned through the service of their loved one. TAPS looks person support groups, and ing: the 24/7 National Military • The Fry Scholarship, forward to working closely Survivor Helpline for all Survivors’ and Dependents’ with the VA as we identify those grieving a military or Educational Assistance new ways to collaborate to veteran loved one. Services (DEA) and general educa- bring compassionate care to survivors, dependents and all are provided regardless of tion benefits; the surviving loved one’s re• National Cemetery Ad- who are grieving the death of lationship to the deceased; ministration benefits (e.g. a fallen hero. TAPS is a national organithe duty status of the de- burial, headstones and markceased, whether active duty, ers, educational program- zation that provides compasreserve forces or veteran; or ming and the Presidential sionate care for the families of America’s fallen military the circumstances of death. Memorial Certificates); Under the MOA, TAPS • VA Survivor Depend- heroes. Since its founding in will connect with surviving ency and Indemnity Com- 1994, TAPS has offered supfamilies and will begin to pensation (DIC) and port to more than 70,000 surviving loved ones of fallen identify resources available Survivor Pension; to them both within the VA • VA Caregiver Support military heroes and their and through private sources. Program, including the Pro- caregivers. For more inforSpecifically, the MOA en- gram of Comprehensive As- mation go to www.taps.org compasses work done by sistance for Family or call 1 (800) 959-TAPS TAPS and the VA concern- Caregivers (PCAFC); and (8277).
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NMOTC wraps up SAAPM 2017 Story, photo by MC2 Michael J. Lieberknecht Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs
avy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) closed out its observation of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) May 1. April marked the start of SAAPM 2017, stressing the importance of Sailors turning knowledge into action under the banner “Protecting our people protects our mission.” NMOTC Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Goto signed the proclamation April 3 promising that the command will work as a team to help stamp out sexual assault. “This is important,” said Goto at the proclamation signing. “I love the camaraderie we have, and I know we’re going out there and making our corner of the world better and better.” To kick off SAAPM, civilians were encouraged to wear the color teal every Tuesday of the month. Wearing the color teal is the result of a study that began in 2000 by the Resource Sharing
Project and National Sexual Violence Resource Center, which found that the color was most commonly associated as the symbol for sexual assault awareness and prevention. “This is the only location where I’ve ever done that,” said Kathie White, from the NMOTC human resource office. “Wearing (teal) made it a more constant reminder.” NMOTC Sailors decorated the work place with flyers, magnets and posters aimed to spread awareness and make available additional information such as SAAPM resources and hotlines. Each office and much of the hallways contained teal and white posters with facts, figures and statistics, as well as options for aid or support.
Capt. Mark Goto, commanding officer, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC), signs a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) proclamation, promising the command will work as a team to help stamp out sexual assault. SAAPM is practiced each April Navywide. The theme for 2017 was “Protecting our people protects our mission.”
“We tried to create a more highly visible environment,” said HM2 Justin Lawley, an NMOTC Sexual Assault and Prevention (SAPR) victim advocate. “Now we have a more visual and accessible program.” On April 14, the Sailors and civilians also participated in “Denim Day.” In the U.S., the
practice began in Los Angeles in April 1990, and was designed to spread the message against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. The campaign was originally started in response to a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that be-
Submission deadline for CNO’s history essay contest nears By MC1 Eric Lockwood Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division
WASHINGTON (NNS) – The June 30 deadline is rapidly approaching for the Chief of Naval Operations’ (CNO) 2017 Naval History Essay Contest. The essay requires entrants to answer the question “How can history inform our maritime strategy today?” Specific requirements are laid out in NavAdmin 024/17. There are a number of prizes at stake, including $5,000 for first place, $2,500 for the second place entry and $1,500 for third place. According to the message, the CNO directed the contest to further our understanding of how lessons from history inform our way ahead. It should inspire “insight and dialog from across the widest spectrum of academic, operational, military and civilian personnel both from within the Naval Services and those with a sincere interest in the history of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.” The essay contest is open to professional and amateur historians alike, whether they’re in the Navy or not; whether they’re U.S. citizens or not. The selections will be screened by the United States Naval Institute (USNI) and the finalists will be presented to a joint committee comprised of senior staff from USNI (1 person), the United States Naval Academy (1), the Naval War College (1), the Naval History and Heritage Command (1), the Office of
the Chief of Naval Operations (2) and one distinguished naval historian from outside the Navy. History’s impact on the modern age can be a pretty broad question, so essay entries have the potential to cut across an enormous array of answers. Perhaps the leadership of Capt. John Paul Jones or Adm. Chester Nimitz is the inspiration for how you discharge your duties. Or perhaps the successful effort of the crew of USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) in saving their ship after it struck a mine can inspire a crew to pull together to save their own ship in times of crises. The contest is not limited to specific subjects like those. You can also think more strategically, such as how the Navy has projected power differently across time. Unintended consequences of actions – good or bad – are also fair game. If it has to do with history, today and the sea services – write about it. “We’re looking for subjects that study the history of the U.S. Navy, for sure, but any other historical, maritime history that relates to our maritime strategy,” said Cmdr. Ryan Ahler, Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) assistant director for the Director's Action Group. “I think this is a really good opportunity for us to take a look at the long history of lessons learned and apply them to the present and how we maintain maritime superiority.” “The Navy is really looking for entries from a full spectrum of writers, not just professional historians and people who do this
for a living, but also for entries from those on the deck plates,” said Ahler. “The hardest part will be getting amateur historians and Sailors out in the fleet to submit, but honestly I think that’s where a lot of the best stuff will come from.” Submissions may not exceed 3,500 words (excluding footnotes/ endnotes/ sources), nor may you include your name on the entry. All submissions will be judged blind, so in addition to the essay, you should create a separate attachment including your biography and complete contact information. Your submission package should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “CNO 2017 Naval History Essay Contest.” For more details, see the NavAdmin, or go to www.usni.org/cnonhessaycontest. USNI’s point of contact is Fred Rainbow and can be reached at (410) 2951092, or via e-mail at email@example.com. The Naval History and Heritage Command, located at the Washington Navy Yard, is responsible for the preservation, analysis and dissemination of U.S. naval history and heritage. It provides the knowledge foundation for the Navy by maintaining historically relevant resources and products that reflect the Navy’s unique and enduring contributions through our nation’s history and supports the fleet by assisting with and delivering professional research, analysis and interpretive services. For more news from Naval History and Heritage Command, visit www. history. navy. mil.
cause the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. Enraged by the verdict, women in the Italian Parliament protested the following day by wearing jeans to work. HM2 Brandon Moore said that he had heard a very short version of the Denim Day story before, but this was the first time he was aware of the full account. “I think it was a great idea to help spread awareness,” said Moore. “After hearing the full story, I told my wife about it, and she agreed that it was a nice way for the command to participate.” SAAPM officially ended with the close of April, but the NMOTC SAPR team continuously shares information and guidance on a year-round basis. Looking ahead, the team looks to increase the amount of awareness brought to the command and its family of both Sailors and civilians. “It was important to me to make sure we got the whole NMOTC family involved, military and civilian alike,” said HMC Shannon Kirby, NMOTC SAPR team member. “I don’t think this should end with the month of April. We will continue to raise awareness and keep everyone cognizant of available resources throughout the year.” NMOTC is part of the Navy Medicine team, a global health care network of Navy medical professionals around the world who provide high-quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. For more news from NMOTC, visit http://www. navy. mil/local/NMOTC/.
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Home of blues music to host America’s Navy By Kayla Good Navy Office of Community Outreach
ILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The Bluff City is scheduled to welcome members of the U.S. Navy during Memphis Navy Week, May 8-14, coinciding with the Memphis Air Show and Naval Support Activity MidSouth’s Centennial. The week was scheduled to kick off May 8 at the Pink Palace Museum, where Rear Adm. Richard Brown, commander Navy Personnel Command and Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel, accepted mayoral proclamations while U.S. Fleet Forces Band Brass Quintet played for visitors. USS Constitution Sailors and Navy Divers were also in attendance. Brown will be the flag representative during Memphis Navy Week and will meet with corporate, civic, education and government leaders throughout the week in order to increase awareness of the Navy, its mission and the importance of the Navy to the people of Memphis. “The U.S. Navy has played a historic role in the success of Shelby County,” said Mark H. Luttrell Jr. Shelby County mayor. “The mottos, ‘ever strong’ and ‘not for self but for country,’ have been demonstrated through the years by personnel at the Millington navy base and those who currently serve at the Naval Support Activity. We are very fortunate for
the dedication and commitment of the Navy’s personnel in our community.” Historically, Navy Week events draw thousands of attendees to participate and create a dialogue between Sailors and local residents. The events are designed to raise awareness about the Navy in areas which do not have a large naval presence. Citizens of Memphis will have several opportunities to interact with Sailors during the week including live band performances at the Center for Southern Folklore, W.C. Handy Park, a Memphis Redbirds game and at the Memphis Air Show. “The band’s participation in Navy Weeks allows us to bring the Navy home to areas of our great nation that do not have a naval presence,” said MUC Steven Pendell, U.S. Fleet Forces Band. “Our musicians entertain and connect with members of the community. We display the Navy’s core values in action and create a bridge between Memphis and the fleet.
Members of the United States Fleet Forces rock band, Four Star Edition, perform a concert during a kickoff ceremony for Baton Rouge Navy Week. Baton Rouge, La., was one of the selected cities to welcome 2016 Navy Week, a week dedicated to raising U.S. Navy awareness through local outreach, community service and exhibitions. Photo by PO1 Grant P. Ammon
We are looking forward to a week of great performances for the wonderful people of Memphis. We are always excited to meet community members and experience the culture of Memphis. A couple of our members are originally from the MidSouth, and they are excited to bring their Navy home.” Additionally, Sailors from the USS Constitution will be visiting local schools to educate students about America’s oldest warship afloat. Sailors from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee will also be visiting the city where they will participate in the Peabody Duck Walk May 12. They will interact with the community at local schools and YMCA events
as well as attend a Memphis Redbirds game. Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from EOD Group 2 will provide engaging, dynamic hands-on displays available to the community throughout the week. Navy Divers will be diving in the aquarium at the Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid on Saturday for Navy Day. Visitors can attend Navy Day, where several Navy personnel will be speaking to visitors and members of the Memphis community. Memphis Navy Week will conclude with the Memphis Airshow at the Millington Airport, May 13 and May 14. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return for the airshow along with the U.S. Navy Parachute Demonstration
Team, the Leap Frogs. The Leap Frogs are also scheduled to jump into the Memphis Redbirds game at Auto Zone Park today, May 12. Memphis Navy Week is the fourth of 15 Navy Weeks in 2017 which focus a variety of assets, equipment and personnel on a single city for a weeklong series of engagements designed to bring America’s Navy closer to the people it protects. For a full schedule of events visit outreach.navy.mil/NavyWeeks/Memphis. Join the conversation with our social media: Facebook.com/ NavyOutreach. Twitter: @NavyOutreach. Instagram: @US_Navy_Outreach.
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Annual hurricane exercises begin throughout Navy Region Southeast By Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
U.S. Fleet Forces and Commander, Navy Installations Command, have initiated annual hurricane exercises that assist the Navy in preparations for adverse weather threats in U.S. coastal regions. This year’s exercise, Hurricane Exercise/ Citadel Gale 2017 (Hurrex/CG 17) began May 8 and will continue through May 19. The purpose of these annual severe-weather training exercises is to prepare Navy regions for potential weather threats. A critical goal of the exercise is educating Sailors, families, civilians and contractors of actions they should take before, during and after severe weather, such as a hurricane. Hurrex/CG 17 consists of two simulated storm systems, Hurricane Finley and Hurricane Brady. “These are important exercises to conduct; they help assess command and control during adverse weather. This training and preparation assists to minimize impact to our mission here at NAS Whiting Field as we head into the beginning of
The NAS Whiting Field Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated for HURREX 2016. Hazardous weather training is taking place this week and next with HURREX 2017 continuing through May 19. U.S. Navy file photo.
hurricane season,” Russ Elkin, NAS Whiting Field (NASWF) installation training officer said. The Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) will also be evaluated during the exercises to ensure proper procedures and accounting for Navy personnel and their families. Updating NFAAS information prior to natural disaster is a crucial aspect in preparing for
the exercise, as doing so ensures all personnel can utilize the system when needed for real-world situations. Outdated information in the NFAAS system slows down the Navy’s ability to push important information to personnel, and it is vital that all personnel update contact information in the NFAAS. To register or update information, Navy personnel can log onto https:// navy family. navy.mil.
An additional aspect of the exercise is focused on coordinating with local authorities to improve readiness and responsiveness in the event of a hurricane or adverse weather situation. As hurricane season approaches, the NASWF emergency management team continues preparations, and has worked to ensure a more robust mutual-aid support system with off-base agencies.
NAS Whiting Field emergency management personnel attended the Santa Rosa emergency management hurricane exercise May 3 to ensure a seamless support and coordination with local agencies in the case of an actual hurricane threat to the local area. For additional information visit http:// www. santa rosa. fl. gov/ emergency/ general info. cfm.
Veterinarian clinic returns to NAS Whiting Field By Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
After two years, NASP Corry Station veterinarian clinic will be returning to Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) to provide animal services on the installation. The clinic will be held onboard NAS Whiting Field May 17 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. All appointments must be scheduled ahead of time by calling Corry Station veterinarian clinic at (850) 452-6882. The clinic accepts cash or checks. The veterinarian team will attempt to run credit and debit cards, but it is stressed that each client must be pre-
pared with cash or checks to pay for charges if online connectivity fails. The team will consist of a veterinarian, two veterinarian technicians and a receptionist. The vet team will see cats or dogs only. The clinic will be able to provide care for well-pet checkups along with flea and tick medications, vaccinations and heartworm medication needs. The vet team can also assist with prepping pets for overseas travel but it is also recommended that military personnel check prior to the travel for any quarantine periods in that destination. The clinic is aiming for monthly visits to continue to provide the basic vet services at NAS Whiting Field.
Naval Air Station Whiting Field and Training Air Wing Five pet owners will soon have another option for care with the return of the veterinarian clinic to the installation. After more than two years without vet clinic visits, the service will resume monthly trips to NAS Whiting Field May 17. U.S. Navy file photo
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NEX shows customer appreciation “Mom is my Hero,” a customer appreciation event, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, May 13, at the Navy Exchange (NEX) Pensacola Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. Representatives of the NASP Fleet and Family Support Center will be recognizing military spouses. Activities will include craft projects for children and a Prestige Cosmetics scavenger hunt. Complimentary cake and punch will be served. For more information, call 458-8258.
Memorial Day contests open to students
The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation will be accepting submissions for the Memorial Day essay and art contest through today, May 12. Elementary to high school age students can participate. Artwork must be no bigger than standard poster board. Any medium is allowed. The essay prompt is: “Many people have sacrificed their life in service for our country. How does this effect you, your friends and family today?” Elementary (K-5) submissions should be one to two pages and can include artwork. Middle school (grades 6-8) submissions should be one to two pages typed. High school (grades 9-12) submissions should be two to three pages typed. Retired Navy Cmdr. Lisa Rawson is the contest administrator. Contest winners will be notified May 22. Entries can be submitted electronically at veteransmemorialparkpensacola.org.
May 13 5K run has heroic theme Everyday Hero 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for 8 a.m. May 13 at Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park Cost is $30 through May 11 and $35 May 12-13. The event benefits The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart and honors doctors, nurses, parents, caregivers, service members, first responders and patients who exemplify courage and determination in their own lives and for others. Come dressed as your favorite everyday hero. For more information or to register, go to www.everydayhero5K.org.
Sunset Run scheduled for May 13
The 34th annual St. John School Sunset Run is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. May 13 at St. John School, 325 South Navy Blvd. Registration includes the 2017 race shirt while supplies last. Post-race festivities include music, awards and a Mexican fiesta food tent. Register at www.stjohnpensacola.com, on active.com (event listing: Pensacola St. John Sunset Run) or by calling the school at 456-5218.
Physicals for children available at NHP
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) has announced dates for the annual School/Sports/Camp Physical Rodeo. The first session is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow, May 13, at the NHP Family Medicine Clinic. Other dates are July 15, July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5. The rodeo allows parents enrolled at the Family Medicine Clinic to bring children to the hospital on specific Saturdays to complete a physical for school, sports or camp. The exams are for children ages 4 and older, including children new to the area. Appointments are encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accepted from 8 to 11 a.m. Parents should bring any required paperwork. For more information, call 505-7120.
Activities to promote safe boating National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) is scheduled for May 20-26. During the week the National Safe Boating Council and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be working to get the word out about safe boating practices. Members of Flotilla 08-01-07 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in Pensacola will be providing free vessel safety checks May 20 at the boat ramp in Carpenter’s Park in Milton. Additionally, members of the flotilla will be at several locations, manning information booths and providing boat safety information throughout the next few weeks: • May 20: West Marine in Pensacola. • May 21: Russell Harbor in Pensacola. For more information, go to http://wow. uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=081-01-07.
Navy League honoring military spouses The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States has scheduled the annual Military Spouse Recognition Luncheon for 11:30 a.m. May 25 at New World Landing. The luncheon honors military spouses who have demonstrated significant contribution to their respective command and the community. The honorees are nominated by their spouse’s commands. The guest speaker will be Catherine Martin, wife of Naval Air Station Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin.
Language test appointments available Food drive scheduled for May 13 Tomorrow, May 13, letter carriers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will join forces to help Stamp Out Hunger in the local community. In its 25th year, the annual food drive has grown to the largest national singleday effort to help Americans who struggle to put food on the table. “This is the single most important food drive in the two counties and will largely determine how well providers will meet the needs of the hungry in the coming months,” said DeDe Flounlacker, executive director of Manna Food Pantries. Residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag of non-perishable foods next to their mailboxes prior to regular mail delivery. Food donations will go to local food banks including: Manna Food Pantries, Warrington Emergency Aid Center, Feeding the Gulf Coast in Pace and Milton, ACTS Ministry of Holley Assembly of God in Gulf Breeze and We Care Ministries of Navarre United Methodist Church. Last year, the organizations received a total of 72,367 pounds of food from the drive. For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, go to www.helpstampouthunger.com.
The cost is $18 per person. Dress is uniform of the day or business casual. For reservations or to sponsor a military member or a table, contact Carla Cuilik at 436-8552 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career seminars offered for Marines
Enrollments is open for the next Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) courses at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Career Course Seminar 3-17 starts June 12. Marines must complete the seminar to be eligible for promotion to the gunnery sergeant rank. Deadline to apply is May 26. The sergeants course seminar starts July 10. Enrollment deadline is June 23. For more information, contact Christopher Marvin by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3135, or by e-mail at email@example.com. You can also stop by the CDET offices in the MATSG building.
Family festival to be May 27 at beach Christian Surfers Pensacola will kick off the Family Beach Fest from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 27 at Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach. The festival will include a free concert from Christian rock band, Kutless, along with special speakers and emcee Wendy Griffith, co-host of the “700 Club.” For more information go to facebook.com/ FamilyBeachFest.
Scholarships available from PMOAA The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) will be awarding scholarships to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). Applications must be submitted no later than June 15 and can 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prekindergarten registration open Prekindergarten registration and enrollment for Escambia County School District is under way for the 2017-2018 school year. Your child must be fouryears old on or before Sept. 1 and live in a Title I school attendance zone. There are 14 locations for you to choose from across the school district. This is a free program. If your child has never attended a VPK program and will be attending kindergarten this fall, then he or she is eligible for the 2017 summer VPK program. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. However, there will be no bus transportation. All families will have to provide their own transportation. For more information, cal 595-6915, ext. 224.
American Legion car shows planned
American Legion Post No. 240, 8666 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting a series of car shows from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first Sunday of every month until November. The events are open to the public. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and rat rods can be registered for a donation of $5. The events will also feature fried catfish beginning at noon until the fish runs out. For more information, contact Trent Hathaway at email@example.com.
Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Navy Foreign Language Testing Office NASP Testing Lab in Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture offers at http://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec/.
Military can get free cognitive test
In honor of May as National Military Appreciation Month, LearningRx of Pensacola, a personal brain training company, will offer free cognitive skills assessments to all active-duty soldiers, veterans and their immediate family members. An assessment takes about an hour to complete. The assessment will determine which skills need to be strengthened and give an understanding of the root cause of learning struggles. To learn more about LearningRx or to schedule a cognitive skills assessment, call 466-4999 or go to www.learningrx.com/Pensacola.
Dates announced for basketball camp
The 38th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp will feature three sessions at Malcolm Yonge Community Center, 925 East Jackson St. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-13. Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon June 59, June 19-23 and July 17-21. Cost is $85 per session. Multiple session and multiple camper discounts are available. For more information or to register, contact Chip Boes at 968-9299 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Referee training camp to be offered
A Championship Basketball Referee Training Camp is scheduled for June 2-3 at Pensacola State College Boys Team Camp Hartsell Arena. The camp is open to men and women ages 17 and older. Cost is $30 advance registration, and $40 for late registration (after June 1). The camp features classroom and on court instruction and FHSAA certification. For more information, contact Chip Boes at 968 9299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run to help homeless women veterans The first Run for HER 5K run/walk benefiting The Honor Empower Rebuild (HER) Foundation of Northwest Florida, is scheduled for 8 a.m. May 20 at Admiral Mason Park. Check in will be 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. To register, go to www.active.com. Registration is $25 until May 1, and increases to $30 on or after May 2 and $35 on day of race. The HER Foundation of Northwest Florida is a nonprofit group based in Milton that provides services for homeless women veterans. For more information, call 1(866) 944-9561, ext. 700/704, or go to www.honorher.org.
Flight Academy offers local discount The National Flight Academy, an immersive aviation-based educational program, is offering a local’s rate of $750 for the July 23-28 program. The six-day Ambition Deployment normally costs $1,250. Families living in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties can receive a 40-percent savings by applying the code LOCAL750 at checkout. The promotional rate runs until May 31 and cannot be combined with other offers. For more information or to register, call 308-8948 or go to www.NationalFlightAcademy.com.
Tryouts scheduled for soccer group Perdido Bay Futbol Club tryouts are scheduled for May 23 and May 25 at the Southwest Escambia Sportsplex, 2020 Bauer Road. The club offers recreational, academy and travel soccer programs for children. Players should come in proper soccer attire, including cleats and shin guards. Also bring the appropriate size ball and water or hydration. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is also required. All players must be registered online to participate. There is no cost to try out. To register or for more information, call (251) 255-4447 or go to www.PerdidoBayFC.com.
Free workouts offered for military
During Military Appreciation Month, Title Boxing Club, 875 East Nine Mile Road, Suite 2, is inviting all active military members to work out for free every day in May. If you are an active service member, show your military ID and your boxing or kickboxing workout is free. For more information, call 418-2941 or go to www.titleboxingclub.com/pensacola-fl.
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From Patty Veal Navy League Board Secretary
The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States will present its annual Military Spouse Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, May 25 at 11:30 a.m. at New World Landing. The Military Spouse Recognition Luncheon honors the spouses of military members who have demonstrated significant contribution to their respective command and to the community. The honorees are nominated by their spouse’s commands. Each nominee is recognized ceremoniously The guest speaker for this event will be Catherine Martin, wife of Naval Air Station Pensacola’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Christopher Martin. The cost is $18 per person. For reservations and to sponsor a military member or a table, contact Carla Cuilik at 436or e-mail 8552 navyleagueofus@ bellsouth.net. Dress is uniform of the day or business casual. 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. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational and advocacy organization that supports America’s sea services, the Navy League has provided a powerful voice for a stronger sea service to Congress and to the American people.
National 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 http://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
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pose, 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 our 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.
Columbia Southern University to honor area military with reception From staff reports
In recognition of Military Appreciation Month, Columbia Southern University (CSU) will present a special reception May 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola. All military members and veterans are invited to the event. Led by guest speaker retired Maj. Gen. George Alexander, the free event will honor military active-duty and veteran CSU students, alumni and area men and
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women who serve or have served in the military. “I am truly honored to be the guest speaker for this important and memorable occasion,” said Alexander. “Working with Columbia Southern University in honoring military men and women is a real opportunity to show our deepest appreciation to those who serve in our nation's military.” CSU military outreach representative Karl Hoffmann, who is organizing the event, agrees and is excited Alexander is part of this
event. “Maj. Gen. Alexander has served our nation with great honor. His career serves as an example to all those who have served or who are currently serving,” said Hoffmann. Among his military career milestones, Alexander was selected as the Assistant Surgeon General for mobilization, readiness and National Guard affairs, Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General, in October 1999 and was promoted to brigadier general in October 2000. In October 2002,
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in the development 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 pur-
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he was selected as the Deputy Surgeon General for the Army National Guard, Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General, and was promoted to major general. He retired in October 2005 as major general. Alexander was also awarded the Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass Device.
Jokes & Groaners Military wisdom “If the enemy is in range, so are you.” – Infantry Journal “Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur “You, you and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me.” – U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant “Tracers work both ways.” – U.S. Army Ordnance “Five second fuses only last three seconds.” – Infantry Journal “Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.” – Anonymous “Never tell the platoon sergeant you have nothing to do.” – Unknown Marine recruit “If you see a bomb technician running, follow him.” – U.S. Air Force ammo troop “You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at mach three.” – Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot) “Never trade luck for skill.” – Anonymous
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IW Navy Reserve leader visits NAS Pensacola Story, photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson Center for Information Warfare Training Public Affairs
he leading information warfare (IW) officer for the Navy Reserve met with IW Sailors in the Pensacola area April 19-20.
Rear Adm. Daniel MacDonnell, commander, Naval Information Force Reserve, speaks to reserve students at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station April 19. During his visit to the Pensacola area, MacDonnell talked with staff at Naval Information Force Reserve Corry Station Pensacola, the Center for Information Warfare Training, IWTC Corry Station and Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola to discuss the role of reservists in the information warfare community.
Rear Adm. Daniel MacDonnell, commander, Naval Information Force Reserve and reserve deputy commander, Naval Information Forces, talked with staff at Naval Information Force Reserve Corry Station Pensacola, the Center for Information Warfare Training, Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station and Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Pensacola to discuss the role of reservists in the IW community. MacDonnell visited a classroom and spoke with
IWTC Corry Station students about what they can expect as future members of the IW community and as reservists, as well as the importance of finding a balance between civilian life and military requirements. MacDonnell later addressed reservist chief petty officers attending a prospective senior enlisted leader course. At each of his speaking engagements, he praised the work of reservists as a critical component of the IW mission. “It’s always great to get out and talk to both our
junior Sailors and our more senior leaders,” MacDonnell said. “They are the ones who are running the Navy, and it’s a
battery charge for me to talk to our people and see all the great things that they’re doing.” CTICS Laura Stout,
Naval Information Forces Reserve Corry Station Pensacola’s command language program manager, appreciated the chance to engage with IW community leaders. “These visits allow active and reserve Sailors serving side by side, the opportunity to address toplevel leadership with their concerns as well as garner important information regarding the way ahead for their communities into the future,” Stout said. 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 http://www. navy. mil/ local/ cid/, http:// www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ ciwt/, http:// www. facebook. com/ NavyCIWT/, or http://www. twitter. com/ NavyCIWT.
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month onboard NAS Pensacola ... AC1 Elizabeth Viger, NASP SAPR point-of-contact, worked at an information display table April 21 at the Navy Exchange (NEX) Aviation Plaza. “Sexual assault can affect anyone, so it is important that we raise awareness on this issue,” Viger said. (Right) Viger snaps a photo of service members, including AOAA Cody Soto, making a SAPR-supporting positive pledge. Photo by Mike O’Connor
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If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries. Upcoming events include: • School events: Several events are scheduled throughout the month of May at Escambia County schools. • Community Open House and Fly-In: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20 at Ferguson Airport.
Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Virtual Military Spouse Symposium: May 15-18. The Department of Defense Education and Career Opportunities Program is presenting an interactive, virtual symposium designed to provide you with job search tactics, networking resources, wellness strategies, and introductions to companies and organizations interested in hiring military spouses. Review the schedule, choose the sessions of interest to you and complete your registration to reserve your spot. Military spouses who attend every session of a track will be offered a certificate of completion. All sessions are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Register online at: https://myseco.militaryonesource.mil/Portal/Sp ouseSymposium. • Healing the Angry Brain: Six weekly sessions begin 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. May 16. Learn about the neuropsychological approach to understanding your anger, and walk away with new techniques to use in your every day life. Pre-registration preferred. For more information, call 4525990. • Military Appreciation BBQ: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at the NASP Pen Air location, 21 Cun-
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. 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. ningham Street across from AC Read Golf Course. Pen Air would like to say thank you for your service. Complimentary hot dogs and hamburgers will be served to military and civil service personnel. For more information, call 5053200 or go to www.penair.org. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 26, June 9 and June 23 at FFSC. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. Be prepared. For information or to register, call 4525609. • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoos Stadium. 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. For more information, call 452-5609. • Personal Financial Management: A series of classes are offered throughout the year on topics such as car buying, using credit cards, developing a budget and spending plan and how to build your savings. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register or
• 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, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. for more information, call 452-5609. • Survivors Overcoming Assault with Resiliency (SOAR) Support Group: A free, psychoeducational support group for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. SOAR provides a safe and confidential small group environment to begin the healing process. SOAR aims to assist survivors to soar again by increasing skills for coping, communicating, setting boundaries and regaining rust. Other goals of the group are to increase personal empowerment and strengthen intimate relationships. This group is developed for those age 18 – adults of all genders. It is held for 90 minutes in the later afternoon once a week for eight weeks. Contact FFSC for more information and to schedule an initial meeting with a facilitator. Open to activeduty, military dependents and military retirees. For more information or to register, call FFSC at 4525990. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday
NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • 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. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.
and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at FFSC. Prior to attending you must have a login name and password created. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Welcome Aboard Tour: Fleet and Family Support Center will be conducting a three-hour tour of NAS Pensacola and NASP Corry Station June 7. Make new friends and learn some history. Bring your military ID card. Seats are limited. For reservations, call 452-5990.
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 victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc.To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 5545606.
CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to be more successful at meeting the unique challenges of military life. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upcoming programs include: • SafeTALK Workshop: 8 a.m. to noon May 18 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources. For more information or to register, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr @navy.mil.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com.
From Disney on Ice
From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at “Disney On Ice Worlds of Enchantment.” Five performances are scheduled May 12-14 at the Pensacola Bay Center. Highlights of the show include: • High-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen and the crew of Disney-Pixar’s cars race across the ice. • A dive into adventure with Ariel and some members of the undersea kingdom of “The Little Mermaid.” • The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the DisneyPixar “Toy Story” gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in their most daring adventure. • Enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s “Frozen” as they learn that true love comes from within. The audience can get warmed up for the show with moves taught by the mouse that started it all at Mickey’s dance-along pre-show. The show begins at the time listed on your ticket, but make sure you arrive a few minutes early so you don’t miss the warm-up. The whole family will get a chance to dance and laugh as Mickey Mouse and the performers teach the audience a new dance routine.
Skaters in the “Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment” production are real-life versions of the Anna and Elsa characters from “Frozen.” Photo from www.disneyonice.com
Disney On Ice combines the talents of world-class ice skaters and heartwarming Disney stories, lavish costumes and enchanting music to create an extraordinary show for families around the world. Each year, a new production of Disney On Ice is created to bring favorite Disney characters to families around the world. There are eight different Disney On Ice productions playing to audiences around the world. The shows are produced by Feld Entertainment, a company that presents live touring family entertainment experiences including Monster Jam, Mon-
ster Energy Supercross and Marvel Universe LIVE! Performances are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. today, May 12; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. tomorrow, May 13; and 2 p.m. May 14. Doors will open one hour before the shows. Ticket prices start at $15, and tickets are on sale at the Pensacola Bay Center box office, at Ticketmaster.com and Pensacolabaycenter.com, and by phone at (800) 745-3000 Children ages 2 and older need a ticket. A military discount is available at the box office on day of event only.
At the movies FRIDAY
“The Fate of the Furious,” PG-13, 5 p.m. and 7:50 p.m.; “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2D), PG, 5:30 p.m.; “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“The Boss Baby” (3D), PG, noon; “Ghost in the Shell” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Power Rangers,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Life,” R, 8 p.m.
“Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2D), PG, noon; “The Boss Baby” (2D), PG, 2 p.m.; “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Going In Style,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Power Rangers,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,” PG-13, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed May 15.
“Power Rangers,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Life,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.
“The Boss Baby” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Life,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Going In Style,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
“Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Going In Style,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
• Backpacking Trip: Today, May 12, is the deadline to sign up for the Oak Mountain State Park backpacking trip May 20-21. This trip to Pelham, Ala., costs $55 and includes all necessary camping equipment and transportation. You must have attended one of the backpacking 101 courses to sign up. There will also be a mandatory briefing at 8 a.m. tomorrow, May 15, at Blue Angel Recreation Park. For more information call 2815489. Sign up at Tickets and Travel, • Mosquito Bite AdBldg. 3787, at venture Race: 9 a.m. NASP Corry StaMay 13 at Ski Beach. A tion. Office numbike, paddle and run ber is 452-6354. trek plus mystery • Family Luau: event. Staging will start 5 p.m. May 19 at at 6:30 a.m. and maps Corry Recreation will be distributed at Center lawn. Plan 8:30 a.m. Threeto attend this free person teams will comevent that will feapete on a 25-mile ture dancing and using map and course culture to recogcompass. For more innize Asian-Pacific formation, call 452American Her4391. itage Month. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, call 452-3806. • Movies on the Lawn: Free family movies will be shown every second and fourth Saturday at dusk in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. You can also enjoy some free popcorn. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and coolers. In case of rain, movies will be canceled. For more information, call 452-2372. • Summer Camps: MWR has programs for children including kayaking, paddleboard, water safety patrol, camping, fishing, sailing, marine science, bowling, golf and swimming lessons. For information, call 452-9429. • Bench Press Competition: 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 16 at NASP Corry Station Wenzel Fitness Center, Bldg. 3711. For more information, contact Leon Freeman at 4526198 or email@example.com. • Sailing classes: You can take a Saturday morning sailing class and be certified to rent a sailboat. Beginner class is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20. Cost is $35. Intermediate classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13 and May 27. Cost is $45. For more information or to schedule a class, call 452-4152. • Take a paddle: The NASP Outpost at Bayou Grande Recreation Area (Ski Beach) at the end of John Tower Road has paddleboards, canoes and kayaks for rent. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday-Monday. For more information, call 281-0134. • Disc Golf Tournament: May 23, May 31 and June 8 at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area, 2100 Bronson Road. Four person teams. For more information, contact your Command Sports Representative or call NASP Sports Office at 452-6520.
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacola-mwr.com.
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