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Aviation symposium events attract large turnout at museum By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

A schedule focusing on Coast Guard aviators and a group of World War I pilots produced a good turnout for the annual Naval Aviation Symposium May 4-6 at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Museum officials estimated that more than 1,300 people attended events that included a salute to the centennial of Coast Guard aviation. Retired Coast Guard Vice Adm. John Currier was the moderator for a May 5 panel discussion, “Coast Guard Air: Into the Storm for 100 Years,” and retired Coast Guard Capt. Robert Workman, author of “Float Planes and Flying Boats,” was the guest speaker at a luncheon. The symposium also featured the Pensacola premiere of the documentary film “The Millionaires’ Unit – U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War.” The film tells the story of service and sacrifice made by an affluent group of college students from Yale University who formed a private air militia. Named the First Yale Unit and dubbed “the millionaires’ unit” by the press, the pioneer aviators became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve. They were the first to fly and the first to die for their country during World War I. During a May 6 panel discussion, Navy,

Marine Corps and Coast Guard flag officers discussed the challenges and initiatives under way and the future of naval aviation. The moderator was Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces. Panel members included Marine Maj. Gen. Gary L. Thomas, commander, Second Marine Aircraft Wing; Coast Guard Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, commander, Pacific Area, and commander, Defense Force West; Navy Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, North American Defense Command Aerospace (NORAD); Navy Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, director of Air Warfare (OpNav N98) on the staff of Chief of Naval Operations (CNO); Navy Rear Adm. Michael T. Moran, program executive officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs; and Navy Rear Adm. Dell Bull, Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA). Other symposium activities included a golf tournament, the Hall of Honor enshrinement and an awards reception. Three new names were added to the Pioneers in Aviation Hall of Honor during an enshrinement ceremony: Frederick Trubel Davison, the founder of the First Yale Unit, who later served as Assistant U.S. Secretary of War and the director of personnel for the Central Intelligence Agency; Marine Col. Bernard Smith, who established Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces, moderates a flag panel discussion on “Naval Aviation Today and Tomorrow” May 6 at the annual naval avia-

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HURREX Citadel Gale 16 exercise underway through May 20 By Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

NAS Pensacola, in conjunction with Navy Installations Command and U.S. Fleet Forces Command, is conducting an annual hurricane preparedness exercise, HURREX/Citadel Gale 2016, through May 20 in preparation for the upcoming Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean area hurricane season. The purpose of HURREX/Citadel Gale 2016 is to prepare the Navy to respond to weather threats to U.S. coastal regions, and to maintain the ability to deploy forces even under the most adverse

weather conditions. This year’s exercise will consist of two simulated tropical cyclones that will develop and intensify to hurricane strength, and will threaten the East Coast of the United States, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean coastal regions. Vigilance this season is urged by Burt Fenters, NASP emergency manager. “I’m concerned about complacency; it’s been a while since our last storm along the Gulf Coast; even the locals seem to be relaxing. Don’t let your guard down,” Fenters said. All Navy commands with personnel in Navy Region

Navy stress dog Cmdr. Joe visits NASP By Jason Bortz Public Affairs Officer, NHP

Mid-Atlantic, Naval District Washington and Navy Region Southeast – ashore, afloat, in port and underway – are participating, to include reviewing and exercising heavy weather instructions and procedures and accounting for Sailors and Navy families in the affected regions through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). The destruction and devastation caused by storms such as hurricanes Sandy, Irene and Katrina reinforce the need for proper training and preparedness prior to the threat of a real world natural disaster. With the onset of the Atlantic hurricane season June 1, the Navy remains committed to the safety, security, and well-being of its Sailors, civilians and their family members.

NATTC presents Holocaust Remembrance Day observance From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs

Cmdr. Joe may not look like a typical commander with his long hair, four paws and wagging tail, but he is making a significant impact with patients he meets. As a military stress and welfare service dog, Joe is trained to identify signs of stress or depression in people. Joe and his handler, Lt. Cmdr. Tracy Krauss, a behavioral health specialist at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia, travel to military and civilian hospitals throughout the country to demonstrate Joe’s unique talent. The two visited Naval Hospital Pensacola and several branch clinics in the Gulf Coast region May 2-6. Joe also visited several commands in the area aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola and NAS Cmdr. Joe and his handler, Lt. Cmdr.

Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) service members attended an hour-long Holocaust Remembrance Day observance, May 5, in the facility’s Charles A. Taylor Hangar. Organized by the NATTC Command Diversity Council, the observance included presentations from CDC members, as well as a speech from guest speaker Dr. Lori Ripps, a Pensacola resident and the daughter of two Polish Holocaust survivors. NATTC Commanding Officer Capt. Hugh Rankin said the command’s observance of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is an integral part of showcasing the diversity of the United States Navy to the staff and the thousands

Tracy Krauss, visit Bldg. 1500. Photo by Mike O’Connor

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NATTC CO Capt. Hugh Rankin (right) speaks with Holocaust rememberance observance guest speaker Dr. Lori Ripps (center) and her mother, Molly Gross, a Holocaust survivor, May 5. The NATTC Command Diversity Council presented the observance for more than 400 students. Photo by EN2(SW) Kesia Vannooten

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the Marine Section of the Navy Flying School in 1914; and James McDonnell, an aviation pioneer and founder of McDonnell Aircraft Corp., which later became McDonnell Douglas. Two special awards were handed out during a reception. Retired Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Tom Beard was presented the Arthur W. Radford Award for excellence in naval aviation history and literature. Bryan Snuffer was presented the R.G. Smith Award for excellence in naval aviation art. The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation started presenting the annual symposiums in 1987 with the goal of preserving the history and heritage of naval aviation by highlighting historical events in which U.S. naval aviation has played a major role. Each May, the symposium attracts attendees including active and retired military flag and general officers, students undergoing aviation training, industry executives and the general public. The National Naval Aviation Museum features free museum admission throughout the year. For more information about events, exhibits and attractions, go to NavalAviation Museum.org or call 4532389.


NASP CO expresses appreciation to military spouses From NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher T. Martin

“In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that a day be set aside to recognize and celebrate the unselfish contributions made by military spouses. “This is a perfect time for me to express my personal gratitude for the outstanding support of NAS Pensacola’s military spouses. Your selfless encouragement is vital to the mission of this command and the United States Navy. Thank you for the sacrifices you make every day. Your committment to the challenging Navy lifestyle is essential for the defense of the nation and peace throughout the world. “Sincerely, C.T. Martin, Captain, U.S. Navy.”

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Whiting Field. A black-and-tan Labrador, Joe acts just like a normal dog most of the time. He loves to be petted and greets new people that he meets with a wag of his tail. However, Joe’s demeanor changes when Krauss gives him the command to work. At that time, Joe searches for someone that may be suffering from stress or depression. “Joe can recognize someone’s body language and can smell stress pheromones or cortisol levels,” said Krauss. As the only stress-sniffing dog in the Department of Defense, Joe’s popularity is growing as he helps people suffering from stress and turns doubters into believers. In the past four years, Joe has identified 59 people showing signs of emotional distress and nine of those people admitted to having a suicide plan. “Anyone that doubts Joe just needs to see him in action,” said Krauss. “He has never been wrong.” Krauss only gives Joe the command to work in a clinic or hospital setting, and she is always open with patients about Joe and why he is there. Joe has a discreet way of letting Krauss know if he has identified a patient that may need attention and that patient is brought to a provider along with Joe to talk about stress or feelings of depression they may be experienc-

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of students attending classes at the command. “The U.S. Navy has a diverse population, something which is reflected at NATTC and celebrating our differences and learning about each other’s culture and beliefs makes us a better organization,” he said. “The NATTC Command Diversity Council does an outstanding job of making sure our staff and students are exposed to different cultures and observances, and events such as our Holocaust remembrance observation serve as a reminder of some of the world’s darkest days, and why we stress equality and cultural understanding.” The Holocaust was the statesponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. Jews were the primary victims – six million were murdered; Roma and Sinti (gypsies), people with mental and physical disabilities, and Polish citizens were also targeted for destruction or decima-

tion for racial, ethnic, or national reasons. Millions more, including homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, and political dissidents, also suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi Germany.

ing in a comfortable setting. Sometimes patients are more comfortable speaking to Joe than an actual provider. “Sometimes people ask to speak to Joe,” said Krauss. “They can talk to him about anything because Joe doesn’t judge.” Joe is truly a unique dog who is helping to lessen the stigma of seeking mental health as-

IT training visit at CID ... Capt. William Lintz discusses information systems technician training at NASP Corry Station’s Center for Information Dominance (CID) with Barry Parel, director of Resource Management Division (N10)/BUPERS Comptroller (PERS 7), and David Menzen, director, Total Force Manpower, Training, and Education Requirements Division (OpNav N12). Photo by Carla M. McCarthy

Ripps, originally from Philadelphia, spoke about the atrocities her then 14-year-old mother endured when she was taken from her parents, and forced to survive in a Nazi concentration camp with her sister.

Medal awarded to World War II veteran ... NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher T. Martin had the unusual honor of awarding World War II veteran Bill Lovejoy an overdue World War II Victory Medal. The event took place April 27 at Crown Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel, and was sponsored by the USS Midway Veterans Association (MVA). Photo courtesy of Tim Ludvigsen

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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.

sistance across military treatment facilities. Even when Joe is not working, he always brings a smile to people faces. “(Joe) is awesome,” said HM2 Gibbi Johnson, leading petty officer, NHP Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic. “It’s hard to be in a bad mood when he shows up wagging his tail and wants to be petted.”

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

She was ultimately liberated from that camp and subsequently immigrated to Canada, where she met Ripps’ father, also a Holocaust survivor and the only member of his family to survive Nazi atrocities. NATTC instructor and Command Diversity Council member AD1(AW/SW) Eric Bobadilla said Ripps’ lecture provided an insight into something he had previously only known about through school. “Hearing what this family has endured really opened my eyes to what happened to this group of people decades ago,” he said. “I hope everyone who heard her speak today can understand and appreciate what these individuals (Holocaust victims) endured for no other reason than because they were different. Her words really struck me and I know the students here today can have a deeper appreciation of what we represent as individuals serving our country and adhering to the Navy’s core values.” In 1980, Congress unanimously passed legislation to establish the United States

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Holocaust Memorial Council, which was charged with ensuring that a living memorial be established to honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and that a national day of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust be established and held annually. The NATTC Command Diversity Council organizes events to raise cultural awareness, morale and understanding. For more than 70 years, NATTC has been providing training and increasing readiness within the Naval Aviation Enterprise. The facility graduates approximately 15,000 Navy, Marine Corps and international students annually and is the largest training facility in the Navy, post-Recruit Training Command. NATTC is part of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, which provides single site management for Navy and Marine Corps aviation technical training. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit http://www. navy. mil/local/cnatt.

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The deed is done, but our house won’t be forgotten By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

“Ach! I’ve got to get rid of this albatross around my neck!” my husband Francis exclaimed recently, with plenty of overly dramatic Italian gesturing. “Albatross? Don’t be so dramatic,” I retorted. “I love that house. Hayden will never forget his little blue room, Anna took her first steps in that cul-de-sac, Lilly was born there … and Zuzu is buried in the back yard for criminy’s sake.” Last week, we put the house we have owned since 1998 on the market, and our emotions have been mixed. After returning from a military tour in England with a toddler and a newborn, we bought our first home in Virginia Beach, Va., intending to stay a while. Even though “homesteading” was frowned upon, we didn’t care – our son had been diagnosed with developmental delays, and in order for his treatment to be effective, he needed stability. Lucky for us, Francis was offered competitive Navy orders to Second Fleet, Fleet Forces Command, and Joint Forces Command, enabling

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us to stay put without jeopardizing his career. During the years we lived on our suburban cul-de-sac, the children knew the shortcut to the local park. I planned the neighborhood Halloween parade every year. We got our first puppy, Dinghy, after Zuzu the cat died. We went to the ice cream place down the street after Hayden’s flag football games. Lilly would toddle across the circle in nothing but a diaper to flirt with Jimmy, our 16-year-old neighbor. On Friday nights, we drank cold beer with our neighbors while sitting in lawn chairs on the driveway. And in the mornings, we could hear the Fairfield Elementary School announcements from our front porch. In that happy little Dutch colonial, I dabbled in home improvements, installing a new faucet, ceiling fans, lights and shelving in the playroom. Every spring, while the daffodils, azaleas, ferns and hostas pushed through the mulch, Francis and I argued about whether the lawn needed aerating. We added a screened porch, which became the site of many birthday dinners, after-

By the numbers: According to the 2015 Census, about 64 percent of Americans own homes, but only 38 percent of military members buy houses. There are resources available for military buyers and sellers. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website (hud.gov) explains provisions of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Housing counselors are available at 1 (888) 995-HOPE. The Military Housing Assistance Fund (usmhaf.org) offers monetary “gifts” to qualified service members who need help paying closing costs. And buyers can calculate VA loan eligibility at www.veteransunited.com.

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for more than 20 years. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at w w w. t h e m e a t a n d potatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. noon coffee breaks, and Lilly’s first communion brunch. Anna broke her arm falling from our backyard playset, and the following year, Lilly got stitches in her

head for the same reason. Oblivious to the fact that the military would eventually force us to move, we meticulously scratched the height of each member of our growing brood, including the dog, into the pantry door. Like I said, I loved that house. When we got orders to Germany in 2008, we told ourselves, “We’ll definitely come back here one day.” But we never returned. Now, before we have to face tricky capital gains taxes, we have decided to sell. Francis isn’t sad to see her go, because he is tired of the responsibilities and stresses of renting and maintaining a house from a distance. Un-

scrupulous property managers, surprise repairs and negligent renters put Francis in the mood to sell. I, on the other hand, feel the bittersweet pangs of melancholy as I prepare myself to sign away the deed to a decade of some of the most important years of our family’s life. But it is time. Time for another young family to grace her walls with baby photos. Time for another child to hang a swing from her big oak tree. Time for another husband to gripe about the leaves in her gutters, and for another wife to plant pansies in the yard. Time for another dog to sleep in front of her fire-warmed hearth.

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‘New to the Navy’ mobile app upgraded From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs


ILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The “New to the Navy” mobile application is a one-stop resource for answers to many of the frequently asked pay and personnel questions Sailors may have, and now it’s even better. On April 29, the Navy updated the app providing more indepth information, streamlining content location, and making overall performance improvements. Information additions include a new tab category “Links and References,” which contains information and links to Legal Services and Voluntary Education (VolEd). The Legal Services section covers the types of legal assistance and support the Judge Advocate General provides, such as wills, notary, etc. The VolEd section provides links to the Navy College Program website, the Web Tuition Assistance

site, and much more. The update also adds pertinent information for reserve pay and personnel content. Additional new content consists of updated checklists and content changes. There is a section for Sailors to know what to do when they want to get married while on leave, and what to do when they’re getting ready to move to a new command. There are also updates to the list of the Navy’s common terms and acronyms to help new Sailors and family members learn to navigate the service’s alphabet soup. The application is available

NAS Pensacola Sailors explore new Navy phone applications. Photo by Ens. James Griffin

now on all mobile platforms via their respective application stores: Apple: https:// itunes. apple. us/ app/ opsec/ com/ id1031272509?mt=8.

Android: https:// play. google. com/ store/ apps/ details? id=com. tracen.new to the navy guide &hl=en For more information about Pay and Personnel Support, visit

http://www. public. navy. mil/bupers-npc/ support/ paypers/ Pages/default2.aspx. For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/npc/.

Upgrade to Navy COOL mobile app includes advancement BIBs Story by Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

The Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) app for mobile devices received a significant upgrade April 28 with the addition of advancement exam bibliographies (BIBs). Added to the Navy COOL website last month, BIBs on COOL allows Sailors, including the Reserve forces, who are preparing for advancement examinations to access their references without the need for a Common Access Card (CAC). The direct links to the Navy COOL website BIBs enhance the functionality of the COOL app for mobile devices. “Adding the BIBS to the Navy COOL CAC-free website was a major win for the Sailor,” said At CID change of command ... Capt. Maureen Fox addresses the audience at the Center for Information Dominance (CID) change of command ceremony. During the event, held at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola May 3, Fox turned command over to Capt. William Lintz. Photo by Joy Samsel

ETNCM(SS) James Berhalter, command master chief for the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC). “Adding that same tool to the Navy COOL app makes it even more convenient, with the ability for active-duty and reserve Sailors to prepare for advancement exams virtually anywhere.” According to Keith Boring, Navy COOL program manager, adding the BIBs to the app is a major accomplishment, but is just one of the upgrades. “Many of the documents in the app have been compressed, making downloading it easier,” said Boring. “We’ve also added supporting files for the Learning and Development Roadmaps, Rating Information Cards and Joint Service Transcript files. App users should see noticeable improvements after down-

loading the update.” The Navy COOL app is a bring-your-own device (BYOD) tool designed to work on personal devices outside of the NMCI domain. Users can download the Navy COOL app from the Apple store and Google Play Store at no cost. To find the free Navy COOL app, search “Navy COOL” in app stores or in your web browser. To update the existing Navy COOL app on your mobile device (if you haven’t received a notification), check the page in the device store and there will be an upgrade option – choose “upgrade” and download. The Navy COOL office is located at the Center for Information Dominance (CID) at Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station. CID is the Navy’s learning center that delivers information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. NETPDC, located on board NAS Pensacola Saufley Field, provides products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development, and personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Voluntary Education Department, the Navy Advancement Center and the Resources Management Department. Get the latest information on Navy enlisted advancement by visiting the Navy Advancement Center on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Navy-Advancement-Center-213190711299. Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found via: https://www. netc. navy. mil/ netpdtc/ Default.htm



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NHP: Allergy season is here again Story, photo by Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola PAO


ortunately, there are precautions that can be done to reduce allergies and medications that can help reduce symptoms. “Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is an immunological response to allergens such as pollen, dust mites and dander from cats or dogs,” said Lt. Cmdr. Julia Savitz, allergist, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP). “Allergies are one of the most common reasons patients visit their doctor; especially during the allergy season,” she said. The allergy season typically runs from spring to fall, but it can be longer in the Gulf Coast region due to the moderate climate. In this region, common allergies include grass, pollen and dust mites. Allergens such as these can cause discomfort and can result in missed school or days at work. “Unfortunately, exposure to allergens make the symptoms worse,” said Savitz, who is from Lakewood, Wash. Dust mites are one of the most common allergies in this region and they live and multiply in warm, humid environments. Their particles are often found in pillows, mattresses and carpeting. To reduce expo-

sure to dust mites, Savitz recommends vacuuming regularly, washing sheets weekly in hot water and using dust mite covers on mattresses and pillows. Unlike other allergies, dust mites tend to be yearround and often do not have seasonal variation. Pollens from grass, trees and weeds are hard to avoid because they can travel for many miles with the help of the wind, but there are steps that can be taken to manage exposure to them. Keeping windows closed during high pollen periods, wearing glasses or sunglasses when outdoors and showering after spending time outdoors will all help. If all these precautions fail, there are medications that can help including over-thecounter intranasal steroids and

Lt. Cmdr. Julia Savitz, allergist, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), performs an allergy test on a patient at NHP April 26. An allergist, such as NHP’s Savitz, may be able to identify the specific cause of allergies through a series of tests.

oral antihistamines. If these medications are not effective or patients have more severe symptoms like trouble breathing or hives, they should visit their physician, who may refer them to an allergist. An allergist, such as Savitz, may be able to identify the specific cause of allergies through a series of tests or by simply reviewing a patient’s medical history. “If a patient has an allergic reaction every time they touch a dog or cat, then I know they are allergic to pet dander and

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can prescribe a treatment plan for them,” said Savitz. “For some patients further evaluation may involve skin testing or blood testing in addition to a detailed history.” The cause of allergies or why some people are allergic to somethings and not others is not always known. Unfortunately, almost no one escapes the annual allergy season without at least mild reactions and discomfort. With medications and managing exposure to known allergens as best as possible, allergy season does


not have to be quite so bad. When asked where the perfect place to live where there are no allergies, Savitz responded with a laugh, “Maybe in the middle of a desert.” Appointments with NHP’s Allergy Clinic are by referral only and are available to all TRICARE beneficiaries. Patients enrolled to a Medical Home Port Team at NHP should contact their team first. Patients enrolled to a provider outside of NHP can call the NHP Allergy Clinic at 5057087 for more information.

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NASWF recognized as Top Shore Installation by ADC By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field PAO


aval Air Station Whiting Field’s (NASWF) banner year continues as the installation received notification of a national level award earlier this week. The Association of Defense Communities (ADC) honored NAS Whiting Field with its Installation Excellence Award for 2015. The award recognizes the command’s continuing emphasis on strengthening relationships with Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama localities. ADC presents awards to individuals and organizations that support enhanced ties between military and the area in which the

military bases reside. The Installation Excellence Award is the only award of the six which is presented to a Navy, Marine Corps, Army or Air Force facility. The organization reviews Department of Defense installations from any military branch that have successfully built strong partnerships with communities, regions and/or states to “(1) enhance community-military col-

laboration; (2) promote installation efficiency and innovation; (3) advance DoD energy efficiency goals; and/or (4) serve as a national model for communitymilitary partnerships.” To be eligible for the award, an installation must be nominated by a member of ADC. Jim Brightenfield, the manager of the Tri-County Defense Support Initiative, submitted the nomination for NAS Whiting Field. “I have seen firsthand the outstanding work done at NAS Whiting Field, training our future aviators. The commitment Whiting makes to its students, staff and the community are without parallel. Whiting Field

has, over the past few years, received numerous unit and installation awards. The ADC award representing installation excellence brings together all the work and awards and commitment under the appropriate banner that signifies true installation excellence,” he said. The nomination package for NAS Whiting Field detailed aspects of the installation’s relationship with the community. Summaries within the package encompassed collaboration, energy goals, innoand partnerships. vation Specific items included the base’s land buffering initiatives with the county, the renewable energy project at Holley Field in

Navarre, a proposed land swap concept with Escambia County and volunteerism within the community. NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau was pleased with the recognition, but emphasized that the key word for the ADC award was partnership. “The team here at NAS Whiting Field continues to set the standard by working tirelessly to be good neighbors in the community,” Bahlau stated. “The residents and businesses of Santa Rosa County likewise take care of our team in a way that I have not seen before in my 25 years of service. I am truly fortunate to be part of such a tremendous relationship.” Bahlau is scheduled to receive the award in Washington, D.C., June 21 during ADC’s annual symposium.

VT-3 earns CNATRA training excellence awards By Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

NAS Whiting Field’s (NASWF) Training Squadron Three’s (VT-3) unparalleled dedication and superior performance was recognized recently with the presentation of two Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) awards. The squadron received both the training excellence award for primary flight training and the Vice Adm. Robert Goldthwaite award for overall training excellence. The Goldthwaite award honors the outstanding achievements of units engaged in the flight training of student military aviators and student naval flight officers. This accolade is presented to the squadron that has demonstrated the best safety record, training efficiency, quality of training, innovation programs, and community involvement during the preceding calendar year. VT-3 extended its safety record to 29 years without a class “A” mishap and safely conducted detachment operations to Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, N.M., for 21 days during the year. The Red Knights executed the detachment with 20 aircraft resulting in 1,751 mishap-free flight hours and 1,225

The Vice Adm. Robert Goldthwaite award for training excellence was presented to NASWF’s VT-3 personnel May 5 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Photo by Ens. Ben Ziemski

sorties. “While the production numbers speak for themselves, they shine even brighter when combined with the simple fact that the Red Knights have done it all safely,” VT-3 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jade Lepke said. The Red Knights of VT-3 earned the

CNATRA Training Excellence Award (primary squadron), one of several awards presented to the best aviation training within its competitive category. The training excellence award is a prerequisite qualifier to be considered for the Goldthwaite award. When Lepke addressed his team fol-

lowing the announcement, he deflected all the praise to their efforts. “Each of you makes a difference every day, our people – the civilian and military instructors, both reserve and active duty alike – are the true heartbeat of the squadron. Thank you all for your dedication to excellence on every front,” Lepke said. The Red Knights received the Goldthwaite award for the third time. The awards were presented at the National Naval Aviation Museum May 5 by Chief of Naval Air Training Rear Adm. Dell Bull. This award is named for Vice Adm. Robert Goldthwaite, who contributed significantly to the Naval Air Training Command (NATraCom) while serving as a flight instructor; Commander, Training Squadron (TraRon) 13; Superintendent of Aviation Training; Chief of Naval Air Basic Training and CNATRA. “These officers represent the finest instructors and leaders in the Naval Training Command. The Chief of Naval Air Training takes great pride in recognizing their achievements. Congratulations to all. Fly, Fight, Lead,” Bull said in his congratulatory message announcing the winners.


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Cemetery spring cleaning announced

Officials at Barrancas National Cemetery are planning a springtime facelift of the city of Warrington Cemetery, which is located in the center of historic Barrancas National Cemetery. The event, which is scheduled for 8 a.m. tomorrow, May 14, will offer an opportunity to expand your knowledge of history of your community. Volunteers will be cleaning many of the headstones, raking and removing debris, trimming hedges, etc. It is also a good opportunity for students and scouting organization to pick up some required community service credits. The event is open to the public. Unescorted visitors to Barrancas National Cemetery must be vetted upon arrival at the Visitors Information Center, Bldg. 777, at the main gate. For more information, call 453-4108 or go to www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/barrancas.asp.

Sunset Run scheduled for May 14

The 33rd annual St. John School Sunset Run is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 14, at St. John School, 325 South Navy Blvd. Registration includes the 2016 race shirt for the first 1,000 participants. Post-race festivities include music, awards and a Mexican fiesta food court. Register at www.stjohnpensacola.com, on active.com (Pensacola St. John Sunset Run) or by calling the school at 456-5218.

Enjoy wine, art at Perdido Key event

The seventh annual Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, May 13, and noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow, May 14, at Villagio Town Center, 13700 Perdido Key Drive. The festival gives guests a chance to taste a variety of wines from different regions while enjoying local cuisine, music and arts. For more information or and event schedule, go to VisitPerdido.com.

Small business workshops planned

The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) the University of West Florida is presenting the following workshops: • “Who Are Your BFFs In Federal Government And Why?” is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 at Navarre Beach Area Chamber, 8543 Navarre Parkway. Learn who are your BFFs (Best Friends Forever), why, and how to meet them. There is no fee for the workshop, but participants must pre-register. To register, call the Navarre Chamber of Commerce at (850) 939-3267. • “Steps to Starting a Business” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon May 24 at the Santa Rosa Economic Development Office, 6491 Caroline St., No. 4, in Milton. Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Attendance fee is $35. To register, call 474-2528 go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “Training Opportunities.”

USS Lexington reunion announced

The annual reunion for the USS Lexington (CV 16) is scheduled for Sept 12-15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. All past ship’s company, air wings, Marines and their families are welcome. For more information, go to usslexington cv16.com or contact Bob Dimonte by e-mail at bobdimo@cox.net or by phone at 492-3483.

Paper airplane expert to visit museum

The National Naval Aviation Museum’s Discovery Saturday series will feature Ken Blackburn, Guinness world record holder for time aloft for a paper airplane, at 10 a.m. May 21. Blackburn will explain the history of flight, fundamentals of flight using paper airplanes and demonstrate his record-breaking plane design and instruct the audience on how to copy his soaring techniques. Blackburn holds the Guinness record for time aloft for a paper airplane at 27.6 seconds, and has penned four paper airplane books. Discovery Saturday presentations are free. For more information, go to www.navalaviation museum.org or call 453-2389.

Plaza Ferdinand ceremony planned

A student only re-enactment group of Jacksonian era soldiers is being organized to perform a colors ceremony in Plaza Ferdinand at 6 p.m. each Saturday from June 12 to Aug. 20. The troops will make their debut June 3 in the Fiesta Parade. Organizers are looking for students ages 15 to 20 who can play infantrymen that will sing and fire muskets. They are also looking for drummers and flute players ages 14 to 20. Students will also be able to gain service hours for college or graduation requirements. For more information, call Pamela Homyak at 206-7231.

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Navy League sponsoring breakfast As part of Military Appreciation Month, the Pensacola Navy League is sponsor an Enlisted Appreciation Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. May 25 at Heritage Hall in Seville Quarter. The event is open to the public. Dress is uniform of the day for military and business casual for civilians. The breakfast will recognize outstanding service enlisted members, ranks E-1 to E-9. These individuals are from local commands and have been nominated by officers for their character, community involvement and achievements. Admission for local Navy League members is $15, $12.50 for Admiral’s Club members, and $17.50 for non-local Navy League members. Invitations will be sent out in mid-April. Reservations were required in advance. For more information on the Pensacola Council of the U.S. Navy League, go to www.pensacolanavyleague.us. If you have any questions regarding the breakfast or becoming a member, contact Shery Lavelle at 436-8552 or e-mail navyleagueofus@bellsouth.net.

NASP Memorial Day event announced

The Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council has scheduled a Memorial Day event for 9 a.m. May 30 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For more information, contact Robert Hall at 712-3319.

Students can submit essays for contest

The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation is sponsoring a Memorial Day essay contest for area elementary, middle and high school students. The deadline for submission is today, May 13. For more information, go to http://www.veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com/blog/2016-VMPF-MemorialDay-Essay-Contest-.

The workshop will take place at the NAS Pensacola Chapel. Active-duty (including reservists in active status) and their spouses are eligible to attend. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or by e-mail at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Workshop teaches suicide prevention

A SafeTALK workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon May 26 at the All Faiths Chapel, Bldg. 634. The workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources. The workshop is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees at NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, Saufley Field and NAS Whiting Field. The uniform for this training is civilian attire. For more information, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.

National Park Service plans BioBlitz

Gulf Islands National Seashore will present a BioBlitz event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 at the Naval Live Oaks Area. The event celebrates biodiversity is part of a larger effort coordinated by the National Park Service (NPS) to celebrate the NPS centennial. Visitors will get an opportunity to inventory the plants, animals, and other organisms that live in a park and gain a greater awareness and understanding of the biodiversity of the area. Participants must register online for free tickets to participate in the citizen scientist activities. Activities will include a raptor survey, osprey behavior, sea grass, marine and terrestrial invertebrate, birds, reptiles, animal tracks, and more. No registration is required to attend the event. Parking will be available at Gulf Breeze High School. Free shuttles will run between the high school and the event starting at 9:15 a.m. For more information or to register for an activity, go to www.nps.gov/guis/bioblitz.htm.

Writers welcome at open mic event

Auditions for the 27th season of the Pensacola Children’s Chorus will take place tomorrow, May 14, at the Margaret Moore Nickelsen Center, 46 East Chase St. Auditions are open to students who will be entering the fourth through 12th grade. There is no preparation necessary to audition. To make an appointment for an audition, call 434-7760.

The West Florida Literary Federation (WFLF) presents an open mic event each month for readers to share original prose and poetry. The event, which is free and open to anyone who would like to come to listen and/or to read, is called Third Tuesday. The group’s next open mic event is scheduled for May 17 at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St., Room 201. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 723-2112 or go to www.wflf.org.

Problem-solving training offered

Association of Old Crows to meet

Children’s Chorus holding auditions

“Moving Forward,” problem-solving training to help achieve life’s goals, is being offered 8 a.m. to noon May 19 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The educational life coaching program teaches practical problem-solving skills to help you set reasonable life goals, be creative in coming up with good solutions, make better decisions, and know what steps to take when things are not going well. It can also help you overcome low motivation, negative moods and negative attitudes. The training session will take place at the NAS Pensacola Chapel. Active-duty military, reservists, veterans, retirees and civilian employees are eligible to attend. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or by e-mail at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

The Gulf Coast Crow’s Nest Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) have scheduled a meet-and-greet event for 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 at the NASP Mustin Beach Club. The goal of the event is to encourage military training students and spouses from all services to socialize with members of association members. Guests will be welcome to share in the camaraderie and discuss happenings in electronic warfare, information operations, cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum. Elections will be taking place in June and the group is looking for dedicated members to serve as leaders and members of the board. For more information, call 898-1030 (voicemail), e-mail gulfcoastcrowsnest@gmail.com or go to wwww.facebook.com/GCCNAOC.

Coin club scheduled to meet May 19

Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit is in the Pensacola Little Theatre (PLT) musical comedy production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” The musical is the last PLT Studio 400 Series production of the 2015-2016 season. It is recommended for adult audiences. Show dates are May 13-15 and May 19-21. Evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone at 432-2042, or at the PLT Box Office on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. as well as one hour prior to each show.

Members of the Pensacola Coin Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 19 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. A coin and currency presentation is planned and a coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.

Tour to feature seven private gardens

The Pensacola Federation Garden Club will be conducting its annual Secret Gardens of the Emerald Coast Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 and noon to 4 p.m. May 22. There will be seven private gardens open throughout Pensacola for touring. For more information and ticket information, go to www.pensacolagardencenter.com or call 432-6095.

CREDO resiliency workshop offered

A Personal Resiliency Workshop is being offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 24 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The workshop will help foster your personal holistic growth including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects.

Musical comedy opening at PLT

Hearing loss to be discussed at seminar

Carol Whitcomb Powell, an audiologist with HearingLife, will discuss the importance of treating hearing loss at a Senior Spirit Healthy Living Seminar at 9:30 a.m. May 18 in the Greenhut Auditorium at Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola, 5151 North Ninth Ave. Sacred Heart Health System’s Senior Spirit program is designed for persons 55 and older. The seminar is free, but registration is requested. Register online at www.sacredheart.org/SeniorSpirit or call 416-1620.

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PSC students make All-Florida Academic Team; See page B2 Spotlight

GOSPORT Military Appreciation Month: Pen Air FCU salutes the troops



From Patty Veal Pen Air Federal Credit Union director of public relations

During the month of May, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1999 as Military Appreciation Month (MAM), Pen Air Federal Credit Union (FCU) will sponsor and support several events in honor of the men and women that serve our great nation. Congress selected May as Military Appreciation Month because it has the most days set aside for celebrating and commemorating our military’s achievements. These days include Loyalty Day, Victory in Europe (VE) Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Memorial Day. The month was dedicated to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members – past and present – and Pen Air wants to ensure that opportunity to express appreciation for our troops happens on a local level. “Pen Air has always been a strong supporter of our military and are happy to sponsor military appreciation events,” said Stu Ramsey, Pen Air president/CEO. “We are truly grateful for the sacrifice our troops endure to preserve our freedom.” During Military Appreciation Month, Pen Air will assist the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce with the annual Rosamond Johnson Beach Day in honor of Escambia County’s first fallen hero during the Korean War. Pen Air will also sponsor NAS Whiting Field and the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce during the Whiting Field Family Fun Day event open to military families and public, and the Pace Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Appreciation Month Breakfast open to chamber members and non-members with advance reservation. Pen Air is also the presenting sponsor of the Pensacola Council of the U.S. Navy League’s Outstanding Enlisted Recognition Breakfast. For information on these events, visit penair.org or Pen Air’s Facebook site. The Pen Air Signature Event for Military Appreciation Month is the upcoming annual Pen Air Free MAM Bar-B-Que May 20 at the NAS Pensacola Pen Air office (21 Cunningham St.) free to all military and civil service employees from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., while supplies last. This will mark Pen Air’s sixth year for presenting the event in honor of Military Appreciation Month. For information on these events contact, Patty Veal, director of public relations for Pen Air at 505-3200, ext. 7777, or e-mail vealpa@penair.org. Pen Air is a not-for-profit, memberowned financial institution, serving the community and improving lives since 1936. For more information, visit www.penair.org or call 505-3200/toll free (877)4PENAIR.

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 in the development of the












tory 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.

Help the Blue Wahoos and Whataburger support USO Donated items will be accepted at all home games in May From http://www.milb.com

For Military Appreciation Month, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Whataburger are teaming up for a third year to collect donations for USO Northwest Florida. Donations will be collected during the Blue Wahoos’ home games during the month of May. The USO will deliver the items directly to the troops currently serving the United States. Fans who donate during the drive will receive a coupon for a free Whataburger. Donations can be dropped off at the entry gates. The Blue Wahoos, Whataburger and the USO are asking for specific items during each homestand. The dates and requested items are as follows: • May 14-18 vs. Mississippi Braves Single-serve microwavable snacks such as mac and cheese, ramen noodles, ravioli, etc. • May 25-29 vs. Birmingham Barons Center supplies such as copy paper, dish soap, batteries, paper towels, etc.





• All home games - bottled water For more on the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, visit http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t4124. The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. For more on USO of Northwest Florida, visit http://us.uso.org/NorthwestFlorida.

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Word Search ‘Thanks to you’ Z N E M A Y J P Q I R U E A E

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 his-


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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




May 13, 2016

Six PSC students make All-Florida Academic Team Story, photo from Pensacola State College

Six Pensacola State College (PSC) students have been selected for the 2016 All-Florida Academic Team. They are among 128 students nominated from Florida’s 28 State Colleges to the All-USA Academic Team competition sponsored by USA Today and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society. • Kimberly Bogers is PTK vice president of public relations, Corsair newspaper editor-inchief and All-USA Coca-Cola Silver Scholar. She receives an associate in arts degree in May and then begins her junior year at the University of Central Florida to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. • Sarah Eason is PTK chapter president and facilitates the Honors in Action project. She works with the P.A.L.S. program, conducts Lunch and Learn Study

Tips workshops, and volunteers for breast cancer awareness and the Navarre High School drama department. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in nursing, she plans to join the military and become a combat nurse. • Logan Gonzalez, a former Marine, is earning an associate degree on his way to becoming a mechanical engineer in the automotive or aerospace industry. He volunteers regularly in the PSC math lab and at his church. Besides working at Sandy Sansing BMW, he also is the primary caregiver for his grandmother. • Robin Hill, in her second year as PTK chapter president, has spearheaded many PTK projects, such as building and installing four “free little libraries” at local elementary schools. She is completing an associate degree and will pursue a bachelor’s degree in education. • Melissa Morphis is a mother seeking to be a good example for other students as well as her

2016 All-Florida Academic Team members are, from left to right, Kimberly Bogers, Sarah Eason, Logan Gonzalez, Tammy Sutton and Melissa Morphis. (Robin Hill was not present for the photograph.)

child. She receives an associate in arts degree in May and then begins her junior year at the University of West Florida majoring in social work. • Tammy Sutton volunteered on numerous PTK projects at the Milton campus, particularly the Lumberjack Festival, Craft Fair

NETPDC military family in Gosport: then and now ... More than 20 years ago, Nick Davis, left, was written up in Gosport for a baseball team win. Recently, Davis graduated from U.S. Army Officer Candidate School (center) to take his place in a family of three generations of veterans (right). Davis was one of 18 honors graduates in a class of 147 OCS Soldier students. He’s the son of NETPDC Training Specialist Denise R. Davis. Photos courtesy Davis family

and gathering cards and socks for military veterans. She is an AllUSA Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar who graduated magna cum laude from PSC in December and is now at the University of West Florida majoring in clinical social work. Florida College System

Chancellor Madeline Pumariega, in partnership with the Phi Theta Kappa Florida region, hosted an awards ceremony in Tampa where each student received a medallion. For more information, contact PSC Marketing Director Sheila Nichols at 484-1428.



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Letter carriers to pick up food donations May 14 Story, graphic from Manna Food Pantries

Tomorrow, May 14, Escambia and Santa Rosa letter carriers will once again join forces to help Stamp Out Hunger in local communities. In its 24th year, the annual food drive has grown to be the largest national single-day effort that benefits millions of Americans who struggle to put food on the table. Residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag of nonperishable foods, such as canned soups, fruits, vegetables, or meat, dried pasta, rice, beans and cereal next to their mailbox prior to their regular

mail delivery tomorrow, May 14. Escambia and Santa Rosa letter carriers will collect food donations for five local organizations including: ACTS Ministry of Holley Assembly of God in Gulf Breeze, We

Care Ministries of Navarre United Methodist Church in Navarre, Feeding The Gulf Coast (formerly Bay Area Food Bank) in Pace and Milton, Warrington Emergency Aid Center and Manna Food Pantries. Last year, these organizations received a total of 186,804 pounds of food from the community during the food drive. “I would like to thank everyone in our community who donates food, our volunteers, local businesses, and especially Publix Supermarkets for providing the food drive bags,” said Phillip Skipper, president of the National As-

sociation of Letter Carriers Northwest Florida Branch 321. “Please give generously this year, so we can help provide food to those who are less fortunate.” Despite generous support, the need is still great in our community. Last year, Manna Food Pantries helped a total of 20,303 individuals through all of their pantries and programs in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Of those, 34 percent were children. “This is such an important food drive because it comes at a time when donations are typically low and the need has increased,” said DeDe Flounlacker, executive director of

Manna Food Pantries. “During the school year, many children get a healthy meal through the free or reduced breakfast and lunch programs. During the summer, those programs are not available. The donations from Stamp Out Hunger allow us to provide nutritious food to hungry families and children throughout the summer months.” Last year, Feeding the Gulf Coast was able to provide nearly 27,000 meals to the hungry through their partner agencies because of Stamp Out Hunger. For more information about the annual food drive, go to helpstampouthunger.com.





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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.

Competitors head out into the waves of during a Pro Watercross jet ski event last year at Pensacola Beach. Photo from www.prowatercross.com

By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Two competitive sporting events will be stirring up excitement at Pensacola Beach this weekend. Pro Watercross jet ski racing, also known as NASCAR on water, is returning for the third year. Events are scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. May 14-15. Spectators can watch for free. Teams from all over the world will compete in a racing division and a freestyle division (tricks, flips and jumps). The event is the second stop on the Pro Watercross national tour, which opened last weekend in Panama City, Fla. Pit parties with live music are planned at Casino Beach Bar & Grill.

The Pro Watercross Tour is the leading personal watercraft racing series in the United States and consists of both professional and amateur athletes competing at its events throughout the summer. Racers fight for rankings on the way to the tour’s national championship in Charleston, W.Va., in August and the World Championship in Naples, Sept. 20-25. UWP, event producer of the Pro Watercross Tour, was founded in 1996 with core values in mind to provide a safe racing atmosphere for its competitors in a family friendly environment. In 2015 UWP formed Pro Watercross membership to give a voice to event organizers, competitors, crew members and PWC enthusiasts.

For more information, go to www.prowatercross.com. The Pensacola Beach Triathlon is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. tomorrow, May 14. Participants will be challenged to complete a 300-yard swim, a 10-mile bike ride and a three-mile run. The swim takes place on the sound side of Santa Rosa Island behind Flounders. About 240 people competed in the triathlon in 2015. Spectator can gather on the pier to watch the swim and then proceed to the transition area in the Casino Beach parking lot to see the finish of bike and run portions of the race. However, they should be careful to stay out of the race transition area. For more information, go to http://multisport.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“The Jungle Book” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, 7:30 p.m.; “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Criminal,” R, 8 p.m.


“The Jungle Book” (3D), PG, noon; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (3D), PG13, 2:30 p.m.; “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Criminal,” R, 8 p.m.; “Midnight Special,” PG-13, 11:30 a.m.; “The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.


“The Jungle Book” (3D), PG, noon; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (3D), PG13, 2:30 p.m.; “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “The Boss,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” PG-13, 11:30 a.m.; “The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.


“The Jungle Book” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Eye in the Sky,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


“Midnight Special,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “Criminal,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Boss,” R, 7:30 p.m.


“The Jungle Book” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Criminal,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Boss,” R, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

• Movies on the Lawn: “Paddington” showing May 14. Free family movies will be shown every second and fourth Saturday through Aug. 13 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 information, call 452-2372. Aquatics: • NASP beaches are scheduled to • Armed Forces open for the sumDay: Battle of the mer season May Forces: 10 a.m. to 2 28. If you are 15 p.m. May 21 on the years or older lawn by Portside. This and would like in- event is free and open formation on how to active-duty personto become a life- nel in celebration of guard, contact Armed Forces Day. MWR aquatics at Planned activities will 452-9429. include mini strong• Summer Day man competition, dunk Camps: Weekly tank, a bubble soccer camps, May 31 to shootout and more. Aug. 9. 6 a.m. to 6 Food offerings will inp.m. at NASP clude free hot dogs. Youth Center; 5 For more information, a.m. to 7 p.m. at call 452-9845. NASP Corry Station School Age Care. For ages 5 (kindergarten) to 12. Programs include field trips, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Open to authorized dependents. Weekly fee based on total family income. Pre-register at www.militarychildcare.com. For information, call 452-2417 or 453-6310. • Navy Youth Sports Track Team: Registration open from May 9 to June 3 at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. Training season is June 6 to July 29. Team events will be held at NASP Corry Station track. Fee is $50 per child. Includes uniform and medal. Open to ages 7-18 (high school) authorized dependents of active-duty or retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists. For more information, call 452-3810 or 4522417. • Navy Youth Sports Tennis Lessons: Registration open from May 9 to June 3 at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. Training season is June 14 to Aug. 4. Lesson will be at A.C. Read Tennis Courts at NASP. Fee is $50 per child. Includes professional instruction by Rita Dotson from Roger Scott Tennis complex. Open to ages 5-18 (high school) authorized dependents of active-duty or retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists. For more information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Armed Forces Day Run with Color: 8 a.m. May 21 at Portside Fitness Center. Open to all eligible MWR patrons.

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

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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) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows 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-ofcommand, 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 the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

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Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • 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. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For 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 information, call 452-6376. 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 information, call 623-7212. More 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://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Family Caregiver Seminar: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 11. Taking care of aging parents and children while on active duty is a challenge. Find out how use resources available to assist military families. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • 2016 Teen Job Fair: 9 a.m. to noon May 14, NASP Corry Station Youth Center, Bldg. 4118. To be considered for MWR Teen Summer Program positions, applicants must be: age 15 to 18; dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD or contract employees; enrolled in high school; attend one of 2016 teen job fairs to obtain application; and submit application with three signed recommendation letters to NAF Personnel Office, Bldg. 3249, by May 16. For information on the program, call 452-3386 or 452-4681.

• U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs e-benefits workshop: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 18. A resource guide to online veteran’s benefits. Open to all military veterans and military family members. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 20. Emergencies come in many forms. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • Partners in Parenting: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 17. Spend time learning about pregnant partners and new babies, and you will be more prepared when the big time comes. Practice bathing and diapering and learn about burping and holding a new baby. Crying, child development and sleep deprivation will also be discussed. For information or to register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in some volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The Community Outreach office also keeps track of volun-

teer hours. You need to report any hours of volunteer work to receive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil.

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Yard sale 5/13 & 5/14 8am1pm. 6424 Julia Dr., Milton. topaz10nov@ gmail.com.

Pistol. Colt. Gold Cup model. 1911. 22 cal. Auto. Like new in box. $400. 497-1167.

3 piece Resin Wicker couch and chairs. $150. 850-9831681.

smoker, very good condition. a/c, power windows, locks, etc. 529-1541, 529-3726.

Multi-family Garage Sale. May 14, 7-11am. 5103 Chandelle Dr. Blue House. Conflex Elastomeric Paint (stucco), Longaberger baskets, Polish pottery, crystal, antiques, TV cabinet w/bamboo accents, and lots more!

Pole spear. 7 ft shaft. Toggle point for diving. Especially good for lion fish. $15. 4171694.

courts. Next to NAS back gate. $1,700/month. Contact Mike at mpvbeach@ gmail.com, or Okinawa 08083736697.

Employment Employment Air Care Wizard Mold Remediation Specialist. Construction knowledge, good carpentry, leadership aptitude, great communication skills. Drywall experience required. Up to $40,000/year with benefits. 850-471-9400. Jonathan@AirCareWizard. Com. Air Care Wizard looking for full time technician. 850-471-9400. Jonathan@AirCareWizard. Com.

Wanted Wanted Wanted: retired military parttime maintenance technician. Truck required. 850484-2700. Wanted: garden helper/handy man in yard and all-around house. 2 hours/ day. $8-$10/ hour. Call and/ or leave message at 850492-0275 for more info.

Flight jacket. All leather, new condition. Small size. $60. 454-9486. Taupe over-stuffed leather love seat in great condition. $250. 850-607-2294. 9-piece vintage twin bed set. $800. Ask for Sherry: 850458-9797, 850748-8392. Sharp (brand) microwave oven still in box, comes with carousel Like new. 1.8 cubic ft. 1100 Watts. $125. 850-4504467. Black, extra small motorcycle helmet. New in box, comes with sun visor. Fulmer AF-255. $100. 850-4504467. Nikon D800 FX DSLR 36 Mega Pixel Camera. Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm VR1:4G ED and 70-300mm VR1:4.5-5.6 ED lens, flashcard, battery charger, and more. $2800. 251-256-4025. Hospital bed ($100). Whole bed w/mattress($700). Blue recliner ($50) PM appointments only contact. Clara: 850-477-1923.

Tiffen cassette player & recorder. Can be used with a slide show presentation for school or business. $40. 850983-1681.

Motorcycles Motorcycles

2003 Kawasaki 1600 Vulcan Motorcycle. 18156 miles. New tires. Lots of extras. $4500. 255Wood outdoor 5591. Patio Table/ chairs, Folds MiscMisc. into 1 piece for storage. 18.5’ Searay. Like new. $250. 185 Bowrid850-983-1681 er 4.3L I/O, 190HP, rod Auto Auto holders, tow eye, stereo, 97 RAV4 Blue good condition. 4-door automat- $7,800. 850ic power locks/ 458-0759. windows. Newer Engine~80K. Boat 19’ Lund $3000/OBO. a l u m i n u m . Contact Jim: 40-horsepower 513-484-9539. Szuki. New c i n c y j i m g r i f - Shoreline trailfin@gmail.com. er. $1500. 850221-4399. 2004 Nissan Altima. 50,000 M o t o r c y c l e miles. Extra Dunlop tire clean. Asking 42712-MR-672 $6250. 850- 1 7 0 / 8 0 - 1 5 C 261-0305. P V 7 8 N ; 150/90-15. New 2006 Ford in Honda pkg. Freestyle SEL, $50 obo 255one owner, ga- 5591. rage kept, no accidents, ex- 4 Pirelli tires. cellent condi- Scorpion ATR tion, PW, PL, P275/55 R20. PS, DVD, 6 Tubeless. Std seats. $5,995. Load. Good 850-458-0759. Tread. $250. 255-5591. 1988 Dodge Real Estate Ram. Tan/ Real Estate brown. $700. Rental Rentals 850-221-4399. Home for rent: 2005 Jeep 4br/2ba. Huge Grand Chero- two-car garage. kee limited 4x4 2964 sqft. Wood 132k miles. floors, Florida Silver. Loaded. room, close to Must see. $8500 military bases. call or text 850- $ 1 2 5 0 / m o n t h . 293-7979. Call 850-3133544. 96 Toyota Camry. $2000. 4 cyl- 4br/3ba 2600 inder, 4 speed sqft house. automatic,132K Heron’s Fororiginal miles est, gated com& original munity w/ owner non- pool and tennis

For For SaleSale FSBO hangar/ home. Yellow River Airport in Holt, FL. Custom built, 2BR/2BA, twostory vinyl siding and brick, 40X60 hangar w/office and bath. 931-6511191. $295K.

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