Gosport - May 15, 2015

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Vol. 79, No. 19

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May 15, 2015

Construction to begin May 18 at back gate By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Drivers should take note of construction signs going up at the Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) back gate off Blue Angel Parkway. The signs are the first step in a sixmonth construction project to install an automated vehicle gate (AVG), said Sam Lee, construction manager with the NASP Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division (FEAD). Work is scheduled to begin May 18, he said. The gate will remain open, but drivers will need to be prepared for unexpected traffic delays, said NASP Security Director Paul Wright. Lee has worked out a construction schedule that should help make things go smoothly. Work will not begin until after the peak traffic period of the day has ended, he said. “During the construction, we are not going to let the contractor start until 8 a.m. every day, so between 5:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. there is not a problem,” Lee said. But after 8 a.m., traffic flow will be reduced to one lane in and one lane out. Six to eight workers will be active in the area, Lee said. There should not be any big hold ups,

but there will be other challenges, Lee said. At times, there will be open trenches in the area and cars will have to travel over the trenches on steel plates. Wright said it will be an active construction zone and drivers will need to use caution. “If you have to stop, don’t get out of your vehicle,” he said. Drivers also are encouraged to use the NASP Main Gate on Navy Boulevard when possible. The installation of the automatic gate is part of a Navywide mandate to free up security personnel for other duties. Several other bases already have automatic gates, Wright said. “In an effort to reduce manpower and to save government funding, we are automating this gate,” Wright said. “However, in the meantime we are continuing to man it as we always have.” After completion of the back gate project, security personnel will remain on duty and the automatic function will be used when traffic is light, Wright said. Another upgrade also was recently completed at NASP’s gates, Lee said. LED lights were installed. “It is an energy saver and it also improves the lighting on scene,” Lee said.

National Naval Aviation Museumʼs ʻSymposium 15ʼ ... Naval Air Station Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins greets the crowd May 7 at the opening of the annual naval aviation symposium at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation presents the twoday symposium to highlight historical events in which U.S. naval aviation has played a major role. For more information about the symposium, and more photos, go to www.NavalAviationMuseum.org. Photo by Janet Thomas

Doolittle Raider celebrated at NAS Pensacola Story, photo by Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

The North American B-25 Mitchell bomber and “USS Hornet” (CV 8) setting made Doolittle Raider, retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole, smile. So did the 600-plus service members that lined up to meet him at a “Doolittle Raider Celebration” May 8 at Forrest Sherman Field onboard NAS Pensacola. NAS Pensacola’s Training Air Wing Six (TraWing Six) and the Air Force’s 479th Flying Training Group (FTG) joined together to welcome Cole and hold a question-and-answer session with the World War II flyer at Sherman Field’s Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance De-

Retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole, center, shares a candid moment with Air Force Capt. Meghan O’Rourke, left, and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Collin Kightlinger.

partment hangar. Cole, who is 99 years old, flew as copilot to Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle on the

April 18, 1942, raid on Tokyo and other locations in Japan. It was the first attack of the war on the Japanese home islands, and

coming less than six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, provided a needed boost for American morale. The B-25 bomber was flown in for the occasion by T. Reilly Vintage Aircraft Inc. Local dive shop MBT Divers joined in by lending their aircraft carrier parade float, freshly painted with USS Hornet’s hull number. With the historical backdrop and catered food and beverages, a crowd of mostly student aviators shook hands with Cole as he signed autographs before speaking. “The purpose of tonight’s event is to bring the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps team here at NAS Pensacola back together again,” Air Force Lt. Col. Rob

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Troops to Teachers job fair tomorrow (May 16) By Kim Stefansson ECSD Public Affairs

The Escambia County School District (ECSD) will be hiring teachers; a lot of teachers, for the 2015-16 school year, and as a result is hosting a Teacher Job Fair tomorrow, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Booker T. Washington High School, 6000 College Parkway in Pensacola (across from Sam’s Club). “The goal for the job fair is to identify candidates to fill an anticipated 200-400 teacher positions before the start of the 2015-2016 school year,” said Vicki Gibowski, ECSD director of middle school education. “The district is interested in hiring a wide range of teachers; new teachers

right out of universities and colleges, experienced teachers interested in moving to Pensacola and positions perfect for those looking to start a second career such as service members coming out of the military.” Gibowski added that there will also be education support positions available for the new school year including classroom and administrative support, transportation and maintenance. “The sooner we can get the teaching and other positions hired, the sooner they can be assigned to schools, acclimate and attend summer training opportunities.” ECSD offers support for brand new,

Energy-saving LED light fixtures being installed at NAS Pensacola ... Old-style metal halide and mercury vapor parking lot and streetlights are being replaced with energy- and cost-saving LED lights, said Clyde Hamilton, superintendent with base contractor R.L. Burns. About 622 LED light fixtures will go in at NASP; 385 at NASP Corry Station. (Above) NASP command headquarters, the Walter Leroy Richardson Bldg. (Bldg. 1500) gets new parking lot lights installed May 8. Photo by Mike O’Connor

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Johnson, director of operations, 451st Flying Training Squadron, said. “Like we did 73 years ago during the Doolittle Raid over Tokyo. We’re here celebrating that success to forge the relationships here at NAS Pensacola. “And what better way to bring a team together than to have the American hero and the copilot for the No. 1 aircraft on the Doolittle Raid, Lt. Col. Dick Cole, here to tell us his story here today,” Johnson said. “Those 80 brave men; all the sacrifices they made – with the peril they knew they were going into, knowing they were not going to be able to land back on the (USS) Hornet ... that kind of selflessness makes (Cole) one of our heroes,” Johnson said. The Navy-U.S. Army Air Corps Doolittle Raid was a one-way mission; the Navy could launch the usually land-based bombers, but it was risky: they were too large to return to land on the carrier. All the men on the mission were volunteers, and some were captured and executed by the Japanese. Doolittle himself returned to a hero’s welcome and a Medal of Honor. During the question-and-answer session, Air Force Capt. Meghan O’Rourke and TraWing Six’s Lt. Cmdr. Collin Kightlinger took turns asking Cole about his recollections of the raid. In a clear, steady voice, Cole related details about the historymaking strike, from his decision to volunteer, to the dangerous takeoff from Hornet’s deck and the bailout in China. “I was a second lieutenant when I heard about the mission,” Cole said. “It was on the squadron bulletin board. They had a place to write your name, which I did. … The whole group volunteered. “We were sent from Columbia, S.C., to Eglin Field, where we did all our training. We were not told anything, except that we had volunteered for a dangerous mission. We knew we were going to take off from a carrier, because they had marked (that) out on one of the runways at the auxiliary field. “We knew we had 498 feet to be airborne with a load of bombs. We practiced that from a dry runway so our confidence was pretty high that we could do it,” Cole said. In early April, Hornet and its task force set sail for Japan. The mission plan was to fly on after the strike and land at friendly bases in China, but accidental discovery by a radioequipped Japanese fishing boat necessitated a change in plans: an early launch at once, and from farther range: it added another 170 miles. The decision was made, and after a harrowing short-run takeoff, the mission was under way. “Once we got airborne and headed toward Tokyo the weather was bits of rain here and there,” Cole recalled. “We changed course a couple of times to stay away from (ships); we were afraid they might be armed.” “It was about four hours flying time and we approached Japan about 20 miles north of Tokyo, and then it was a bright sunny day like it was today. The Japanese islands were

very neat; there were people on the beach; fishermen picking up their nets and so forth like nothing was happening. “Being in the first aircraft, we were a little more fortunate than the people following us, because the Japanese had just had an air raid (drill). They had an airplane called the ‘Nell,’ which had two tails and resembles a B-25. Our target was Northwest Tokyo; we had incendiary bombs and since the original plan had us over Tokyo at night, we were to light up the target for the other airplanes following us,” Cole said. “Was there flak over the target?,” asked O’Rourke. “More than that, did you hit your intended target?” “Yes,” was Cole’s simple, oneword answer – to the audience’s cheers and applause. After overflying Japan, the flight continued to mainland China, where Cole and Doolittle’s crew would have to jump. “A warm front was creating a lot of turbulence and rain,” he said. “But when I jumped, I was surprised at how quiet it had suddenly become – it was like hanging up the receiver on a telephone. Everyone bailed out successfully and no one was injured – except (one man) who pulled the ripcord so hard he gave himself a black eye.” “My chute drifted over a pine tree and I was left hanging about 12 feet off the ground. Couldn’t see the ground because it was completely fogged in. I had to ponder a bit and decided to stay in the tree. I didn’t sleep, but probably dozed. I had a flashlight but couldn’t see the ground. At daylight, the front had passed and I could see I was in a pretty mountainous part of China,” Cole said. “All of us had a compass, and we needed to walk west and not east. So I started walking – all day. I ran into a woodcutter, who was not interested in who I was. And a couple of young people. So I steered away from them, and at dusk I came out (to a village) below. A young Chinese took me into a building that was empty, but for a table – and on the table was a sketch of a two-tailed airplane with five parachutes coming out. In another building, lighted by candles ... off to the side I could see a person. About that time a Chinese soldier brought in Doolittle. ‘Boy, am I glad to see you,’ I said. He was happy I wasn’t injured, and in about 45 minutes (the other crew) were brought in, so we were all together that night,” Cole said. Soon after the men were moved to Hang Yang, China, which had an airfield, and Doolittle and the others were flown out. Cole remained in the China-Burma-India theatre after the raid, flying cargo aircraft until June,1943. His career decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Chinese Army, Navy, Air Corps Medal, Class A, 1st Grade. At the end of the evening, Cole was asked what the proudest moment of his life was. He gave it considerable thought, and finally answered. “It was when I lifted my hand and gave my oath to join the American military,” he said.

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Reserve aviation marks 100 years ... Officials gathered May 8 at the National Naval Aviation Museum to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, “100 Years of Naval Reserve Aviation.” Established March 3, 1915, the Federal Navy Reserve was reorganized in 1916 and designated as the U.S. Naval Reserve Force. Cutting the ribbon are: Cmdr. Anthony Bayungan, commanding officer Naval Operational Support Center Pensacola; Robert “Buddy” Macon, deputy director National Naval Aviation Museum; Vice Adm. Robin Braun, Chief of Naval Reserve; and Rear Adm. Mark Leavitt, Commander Naval Air Force Reserve. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Protect operations security and your privacy online From Naval Criminal Investigative Service

In today’s environment of easy and anonymous access to personal information, it is more important than ever to do everything individuals can to keep themselves and their loved ones safe online. Recent events such as the posting of names and addresses of 100 service members on the Internet by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have highlighted the very real risk of sharing personal information online. The information ISIS/ISIL posted did not come from hacked databases or sophisticated computer intrusions, it came from publicly available information

openly accessible on the Internet, on personal and official websites. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant took advantage of what many other

cyber criminals already know: that the Worldwide Web can be a gold mine which produces nuggets of a wide variety of personal information. Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their families should be aware that what they and others share about them online can place them in jeopardy. Any information

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first-year teachers through a program known as START, where new teachers are assigned a mentor for their first school year. “For people changing career fields, we also offer an Alternative Certification Program (ACP),” said Dawn Ramirez, the district’s local certification officer. “With over 60 workforce-related career academies offered in Escambia County middle and high schools, there is always a variety of skill-sets needed in local classrooms. ACP is for people with a bachelor’s degree and it does have some cost involved ($800-$1,000), but interested service members can contact Troops to Teachers (T2T) to ask about how to apply for available funding to cover that expense.” The Troops to Teachers program will have a representative at the job fair to answer questions from transitioning service members interested in teaching as a follow-on career. William McAleer, chief of the Troops to Teachers Program for the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support in Pensacola, says that teaching is an outstanding fit for many veterans, and T2T can help with al-

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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Keith Hoskins Public Affairs Officer — Patrick J. Nichols The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.


The image on the right side is 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,

that identifies an affiliation with the Department of Defense could make personnel a potential target of terrorist groups or a lone-wolf radical. This includes pictures of service members in uniform, other military identifiable items or posts about the U.S. military on social media sites. Online searches, public records and social media each present a unique challenge to protecting operations security and your privacy. Take the time to develop good operational security practices with your online identity and with your use of technology. For more information on protecting OpSec and your privacy, go to http://navylive. dodlive.mil/2015/03/23/4things-to-know-about-opsecand-privacy/.

ternative certification. “Service members bring real-life experiences into the classroom and add perspective to subjects,” said McAleer. “Florida is one of the leaders hiring veterans through the Troops to Teachers Program and in the past four years has helped more than 600 veterans obtain positions in local schools. School administrators find that former military members are very valuable assets. They bring leadership skills, a concern for their students (similar to their troops) and a lot of experience to the classroom.” Those planning to attend should visit the Escambia County School District’s homepage page at http://www.escambia schools.org/ and open the link for Teacher Job Fair Information. That will lead them to information and links to the online application process. This application should be completed online if possible before the job fair, but all interested people should come to Washington High School May 16 with resumes in hand and be ready to spend the day networking and scheduling interviews. For additional information on the Troops to Teachers program, visit: http://www.proudtoserveagain.com.

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Lessons from oil spill help chart course for Coast Guard By Adm. Paul Zukunft Commandant of the Coast Guard


ne of the greatest tests of the Coast Guard’s ability to surge forces in response to a major contingency occurred five years ago when the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon exploded and caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico. In the immediate aftermath of the explosion, the Coast Guard responded along with others in the maritime community. While the collective response saved 115 people from the rig’s crew, 11 lives were tragically lost. In the ensuing months, thousands of Coast Guard active-duty, reserve and volunteer auxiliary personnel from around the country continued to respond, surging to the Gulf Coast to combat the approximately 3.2 million barrels of oil discharged. For our reserves, it was the largest activation for a domestic emergency in Coast Guard history. They augmented response forces and freed portions of the active component to maintain our daily operations across the spectrum of Coast Guard missions around the nation.

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As the federal on-scene coordinator for the spill, I saw firsthand the vital surge capability the citizens of our Nation expect from the United States Coast Guard. Having led part of this monumental response, and now as commandant, I challenge myself by always asking: Are we ready for a major contingency of this magnitude today? Are we ready for another Deepwater Horizon? Are we ready for another Hurricane Katrina? Are we ready for an act of terrorism in the homeland? Are we ready for any of these crises to happen concurrently? And, are we ready to do so without compromising all of our important daily operations? From violence in Central America to increased activity in waters of the Arctic, from the vast and complex reaches

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of cyberspace to the energy trade now fueled by significant domestic hydrocarbon production, the service is facing a convergence of historical trends demanding the Coast Guard’s focus and resources. And, we must do so in the most efficient manner possible given the austere fiscal climate we face. In best preparing for the future, the Coast Guard must have the right personnel levels. Today, we find our reserve force at its smallest level since 1957. Trends such as this are concerning to me because I

know that we cannot surge leadership in a crisis. We cannot surge experience. And, we cannot hire it off the street when we need it – it will be too late. As such, I am committed to maintaining a proficient, appropriately sized active-duty and reserve workforce with the leadership and experience to meet daily operational demands, while also providing the necessary surge capacity for major contingencies. Proficiency across the service can become diluted as junior people elevate more quickly and we lose vital experience in our more senior ranks – potentially compromising our missions and the safety of our personnel and those we serve. We saw this in the late 1990s when our personnel levels were reduced significantly while still trying to meet our mission demands. It took several tragic events for us to learn that maintaining a proficient, appropriately sized workforce ensures the Coast Guard can respond to incidents of national significance, while also meeting steadystate mission demands in all corners of our country. While a small contingent of responders continue to ad-

dress residual oil issues from the Deepwater Horizon spill, the Coast Guard has applied our corporate knowledge from the spill to bolster our readiness in responding to complex catastrophes. Our efforts to address Deepwater Horizon lessons learned far surpassed any previous service analysis and the overall process significantly enhanced national marine environmental response preparedness setting a high standard for future incidents. More recent surge operations, including Superstorm Sandy and our domestic response to Ebola, relied heavily on our proficient workforce, well-established interagency relationships and incident management concepts gleaned after the spill. As an even wider array of global trends and geostrategic threats reveal themselves, the Coast Guard’s inherent ability to surge to domestic contingencies, in a highly specialized way, in environmentally challenging scenarios – must be maintained. The Coast Guard cannot remain Semper Paratus, “always ready,” through steady-state and surge operations, without a proficient, appropriately sized workforce.

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2015: Year of the Military Diver Naval diving’s heritage, service to America recognized at ceremony From Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center PAO


ANAMA CITY (NNS) – The mayor of Panama City recognized the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) and the Year of the Military Diver (YotMD) with a proclamation, May 4, as part of a series of events honoring military diving and its history. Mayor Greg Brudnicki presented the YotMD Proclamation to Rear Adm. Mike White, commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), announcing that the city will celebrate military diving alongside its military members and families. “I’m extremely proud to be here this morning. It’s a real hidden gem here in Panama City and I hope a lot more people will appreciate it after the tours this week,” said Brudnicki. “I acknowledge and proclaim 2015 the Year of the Military Diver throughout the city of Panama City, Florida, and ask you to join me in celebrating the achievements of all military divers, past and present, in thanking them for all their contributions to this great nation.” White accepted Brudnicki’s proclamation, rec-

ognizing the Bay County community leaders and staff who were in attendance. “It’s a privilege to join you all this morning and thank you,” said White. “To see community support like this is so important as we train many of our newest military mem-

Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki (middle) presents the Year of the Military Diver (YotMD) proclamation to Rear Adm. Mike White (left) and Cmdr. Hung Cao (right) during the YotMD proclamation ceremony at Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC). NDSTC will recognize 35 years of training this year and the 100th anniversary of the Mark V Dive helmet to commemorate the YotMD. NDSTC, the largest diving facility in the world, trains more than 1,200 military divers from every branch of service each year. Photo by MC2 Harry Andrew D. Gordon

bers. Your appreciation for their service and willingness to embrace them and their military careers is remarkable.” Also during the event, Women Diver Hall of Fame members retired Capt. Bobbie Scholley and

“The Navy Diving and Training Salvage Center, since 1975, has been incorporating women because they were looking for the right person to do the job. Held to the same standards of excellence and professionalism, be-

retired Capt. Marie Knafelc presented a plaque to NDSTC to commemorate 40 years of women in Navy diving.

United States Coast Guard (USCG) DV1 Chris Hall, an instructor at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, from Spokane, Wash., is being prepared to dive into the training pool by his fellow Coast Guardsmen. Photo by MC2 Fred Gray IV

cause they knew that person had to be there for their shipmates to do all the work that has to be done in the water and out of the water,” said Knafelc. “We would like to commend the training center for all it’s done to lead the way within the military incorporating women, and (we) thank you Adm.White for allowing that to happen.” The event concluded with Brudnicki and Bay County civic leadership touring NDSTC, the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) facilities. As part of the Year of the Military Diver commemorations, NDSTC will recognize 35 years of training as of 2015 and note the 100th anniversary of the Mark V dive helmet. Additional YotMD events in the month of May include a chance for the public to visit Naval Support Activity (NSA) Panama City May 6 to learn about military diving past and present, and the Copper Collar 5K Run at St. Andrews State Park will be held May 16. For more information on these and other YotMD events, visit the NDSTC web page: http://www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ ceneoddive/ndstc. Commissioned in 1980, NDSTC is the largest div-

ing facility in the world and trains more than 1,200 divers from all services in the Department of Defense, including allied partners and other govern-

ment agencies. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ cnet/.

ND1 William Hutchinson, from Denver, Colo., is being briefed by Soldiers with the 74th Engineer Dive Detachment, 30th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, from Fort Eustis, Va., before he enters the water in a Mark V dive helmet. Hutchinson was among the few chosen for the experience of diving in the Mark V diving helmet for earning Sailor of the year for Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Training and Evaluation Unit One and EOD Group One. Photo by MC2 Fred Gray IV



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May is

Military Appreciation Month

Profiles In Recognition of NAS Pensacola Servicemembers ABH2 Emmanuel Gedeon: Gedeon has been in the United States Navy for nine years and three months and is currently stationed at NAS Pensacola at Forrest Sherman Field. Gedeon served onboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Tarawa (LHA 1), USS Ronald Regan (CVN 76) and USS ABH2 Emmanuel Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Gedeon Today he works in Sherman Field’s Arresting Gear Division to maintain the proper operation of essential equipment for use in the event of an emergency landing of Navy aircraft.

AC3 Bruce Giulio: NAS Pensacola Air Operations. Giulio spent a month compiling a wide variety of airfield photographs for a new tower air traffic control simulator, to build the computer simulation scenarios to be exact replicas of NAS Pensacola’s Forrest Sherman Field. Through his AC3 Bruce Giulio hard work, he also finds time to volunteer many hours a week in the community. Giulio’s work ethic makes him an outstanding Sailor to the Navy and an outstanding representative in the community.

AC2 Ashley Nicole Haines: Haines is a knowledgeable air traffic controller as well as the NAS Pensacola Air Operations Department career counselor. She is responsible for assisting Sailors in the processes of reenlistments, separations, transfers and performing career AC2 Ashley Nicole development boards. She Haines dedicates many off-duty hours to completing these tasks. Haines volunteers at the Freddie G. King Early Learning Center assisting with children.

ABE2 Shane Hehir: Hehir joined the United States Navy in 2008. His first duty station was the USS Enterprise (CVN 65). He was stationed on CVN 65 for four years and in those four years completed three deployments. Hehir was later transferred to the USS ABE2 Shane Hehir Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 65) and in one year completed one more deployment. Hehir has received his air warfare pin and three flag letters of accommodation.

ABE2 Shaun Hehir: Hehir joined the Navy in 2008 and transferred to Naval Air Technical Training Command Pensacola for in rate training “A” school. He then reported onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 65). Hehir was recognized with Sailor of the Month in 2013. He has ABE2 Shaun Hehir been on four combat deployments he was also a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Hehir has been awarded with a flag letter of accommodation and earned his air warfare pin.

IT3 Domonique Johnson: Junior Sailor of the Quarter. She has orchestrating more than a dozen chapel sponsored events, and assisting two chaplains during numerous service connected ceremonies such as weddings, funerals and retirements. She has shown exceptional leadership skills and conIT3 Domonique tributed to an increase in Johnson workplace efficiency as well as, assiting the CREDO facilitator in providing service members with the necessary training needed to enhance suicide awareness and prevention skills.



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Stress relief: ‘Give Parents a Break’ By Ens. Margaret Gresham NASWF Public Affairs


ave you ever felt overwhelmed, stressed, or just plain worn out? Unfortunately these feelings are all too common for military members and their spouses. The stressors of military life can take its toll on anyone but especially those who are parents. Military families are subject to unique stressors including deployments, remote tours of duty and extended working hours. The “Give Parents a Break (GPAB)” program is designed to give family members a short break from parenting in order to help them deal with these types of stressful situations. The GPAB program is designed to standardize respite care at all installations operating Child Youth Programs (CYP). “We have not had funds for a program such as this for over six years; now that funds have been granted I am so excited to utilize

them to help military parents and families,” Mary Marcoux, Child Development Director (CDC) for Whiting Field, stated. “They do so much to serve our country, it is our turn to give back and provide a stress relief.” This program is aimed towards helping families who cannot afford child care and need monthly assistance, families who have suffered a traumatizing event, or parents that simply need a night off. Some types of respite care are: • Child care for wounded warriors during their medical ap-

pointments. • Families of a fallen warrior are authorized 40 hours of free care after the member’s death. • Families who have been identified by the command as “in need” are provided up to 16 hours of free care a month. • A Child Development Center on each installation will be open for an additional 16 hours a month of afterhours care for different base after hour functions, or category 4/5 “Exceptional Family Member Program” families may qualify for an additional 40 hours of free respite childcare each month. Give Parents a Break is not only for day-time hour care and that is part of the reason this program is so special. Any time the base is putting on an event such as a Navy and Marine Corps Ball, a nighttime MWR function, or any other sanctioned command functions the Child Development Center will provide care for children from six weeks to 12 years of age. Also,

parents who wish to use this after-hours service for other purposes – such as dinner, shopping, or just some alone time – may be charged the hourly care fee of $4. It is up to the Child Youth Program (CYP) Director to advertise the times this service will be offered. This gives parents the freedom to not have to worry about a baby sitter for the evening and simply enjoy some time together knowing their children are in good hands. Some of the challenges associated with this after-hours care program is the planning process. Planning is going to be the most important part of making this program run flawlessly. CYP directors will be responsible for the planning and must do so at least three months in advance. This way they can assist parents and coordinate the number of expected children so they can provide the necessary staffing needs events. Marcoux expressed some concerns about an influx of peo-



ple all wanting child care for the same event, or a lot of parent’s deciding they want to attend an event last minute. “Unfortunately we do not want to turn down anyone but the child care center cannot host children we are not expecting,” Marcoux said. “Each room has a limit for the amount of children it can accommodate and we also have staffing limitations. A lack of participation is also a concern for this program, we want families to take advantage of the funds and care being provided.” Despite the concerns surrounding the program, there is a lot that military parents can stand to gain from it. With adequate planning and participation it is expected to help families enjoy some time with their peers and coworkers at base functions, alone time on date night, or just some extra support for daily child care. Give Parents a Break will bridge the gap for families who couldn’t take advantage of Child Youth Programs before and help NAS Whiting Field reach out to more families, making a difference in their lives.

Military Appreciation Month Proclamation from Santa Rosa County to NAS Whiting Field ... Military service members of Naval Air Station Whiting Field, along with members of the board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County gathered recently in recognition of May’s Military Appreciation Month. Naval Air Station Whiting Field was presented with a proclamation from Santa Rosa County marking the event. Photo by Ens. Andrew J. Groh

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NEX plans family fitness carnival

The Navy Exchange (NEX) Pensacola Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West, has scheduled its semi-annual customer appreciation event, “A Better You” family fitness carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16. MWR fitness representatives will be offering free “live” class opportunities for all ages. Classes will include Zumba, yoga, kickboxing, spinning and rowing competitions. In addition, the event will feature carnival-like activities for the entire family. Visitors can register to win opportunities including face painting, balloon pop, dunk tank, strong-arm hammer and bouncy house as well as unlimited fitness and product demonstrations. For more information, call 458-8258.

Free boating safety checks scheduled

Do you own a power boat, personal water craft (PWC), canoe or paddleboard? If so, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Milton Flotilla, will conduct a free recreational boating vessel safety check at several locations in May. As part of National Safe Boating Week, May 16-23, safety checks will be conducted by auxiliary members at the following Milton locations May 17 beginning at 9 a.m. • Carpenter’s Park boat ramp at the corner of Broad Street and Munson Highway. • Russell Harber Landing Park boat ramp, Old River Road, just off Highway 90. An additional recreation boater vessel safety check will be conducted at 9 a.m. May 23 on Navarre Beach, at the boat ramp located just off the Navarre Beach Causeway. Boaters are encouraged to visit the Online Virtual Vessel Safety Check website for more information; go to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary web site (www.cgaux.org) and on the left menu click “Vessel Safety Checks.”

Art festival planned in Seville Square

The Pensacola Museum of Art (PMA) has scheduled the 13th annual Art in the Park festival for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16-17 in Seville Square. The event will feature regional and national artists displaying ceramics, photography, jewelry, sculpture, paintings and more. This year’s festival also will offer an expanded children’s area featuring fun activities and art projects, and food vendors will be set up to serve festivalgoers. For more information, 432-6247, or go to pensacolamuseum.org.

Purple Heart group to meet May 16

Members of the Sharon Lane Chapter 566 Pensacola Military Order of the Purple Hearts are scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. May 16 at 301 East Gadsden St. All Purple Heart recipients, their spouses and lineal descendants are welcome. The Ladies Auxiliary will serve food following the meeting. For more information, call Zina Steinsiek at 994-6216.

Beach drama being presented in Pace

The Panhandle Community Theatre, 4646 Woodbine Road in Pace, is presenting “Beached Wails” at 7:30 p.m. May 15-16 and May 21-23 and 2:30 p.m. May 17 and May 24. The drama is about the Harmon sisters who take a summer trip to Gulf Shores, Ala. Tensions rise after a hurricane hits and the sisters confront old wounds, secret desires and new heartbreaks. They are forced to communicate with each other through an interesting visitor who attempts to referee it all. Seating is limited. Tickets are $12; seats are $9 for the May 21 show. For more information, call (850) 221-7599, email panhandle_community_theatre@yahoo.com or go to TheatreQuest.weebly.com.

Rodney Carrington coming to Saenger

Country musician and comedian Rodney Carrington will bring his “Here Comes the Truth” tour to the Pensacola Saenger Theatre at 7 p.m. May 15. Tickets are $45.75 ($180.75 for VIP seating and a meet and greet with Carrington) plus applicable service charges. Tickets are on sale at the box office and can be charged by phone at 1 (800) 745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com.

Memorial Day events announced

Memorial Day, which honors Americans who have given their lives in service of their country, is observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2015). Two local events are scheduled to observe the holiday: • The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola will present its annual Memorial Day observance at 1 p.m. May 24 at Veterans Memorial Park on Bayfront Parkway in downtown Pensacola. The guest speaker will be retired Marine Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen, president and chief executive officer of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. Butch

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Navy League events coming up The Pensacola Council Navy League has announced several upcoming events. • A Military Spouse Appreciation Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. May 21 at New World Landing. The emcee for the event will be Sue Straughn from WEARTV 3. The guest speaker will be Leigh Frosch, wife of Capt. Tom Frosch, commanding officer of the Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. Cost is $18 each. • An Enlisted Recognition Breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. May 26 at Seville Quarter’s Heritage Hall. The guest speaker will be FORCM Jon Port of Naval Education and Training Command. Cost is $18 each. • A Juan Sebastian de Elcano All-Hands Fish Fry is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at New World Landing. Meet the captain and crew of the naval academy training ship for the Spanish Navy. Event will feature fried mullet, beverages and music by Boogie Inc. Cost is $25 each. For reservations, call 436-8552, or e-mail navyleagueofus@bellsouth.net. Checks may be mailed to: Pensacola Council Navy League, P.O. Box 17486, Pensacola, Fla. 32522-7486. Hansen, president of the foundation, will be master of ceremonies and the presentation will feature the NAS Pensacola Color Guard and a bugler. The public is invited. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. For more information, call 434-6119 or go to www.veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com. • The Naval Air Station Pensacola Memorial Day service is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 25 at the Aviation Memorial Chapel. This year’s program will include a performance of patriotic music by the NATTC Choir as well as honor guard flag and rifle salutes. The keynote speaker will be NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins.

Sign up for classes at Embry Riddle

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Pensacola campus is now registering for the summer term classes through June 6. Late registration and add/drop a course for a full refund will be May 31-June 6. Classes begin May 31. The campus is open to active-duty military, veterans and civilians. Civilians will require background screening and a base pass. Classes are held in the Navy College Center, online, through virtual learning and in a blended learning format. Office hours aboard NAS Pensacola are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in the Navy College Center, Bldg. 634, Suite 033, 250 Chambers Ave. NAS Whiting Field office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in Bldg. 1417, Room 163. For more information, call 458-1098, e-mail pensacola@erau.edu, or go to www.worldwide.erau. edu/locations/pensacola.

Reimagine Century event announced

A variety of activities for adults and children will be offered during Reimagine Century, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 at the Old Century High School, 440 East Hecker Road. For more information, call (850) 454-5280 or go to www.reimagineworldwide.org.

Event to focus on Hiring Our Heroes

A Hiring Our Heroes fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21 at Pensacola State College Ross Gymnasium, 1000 College Blvd. The event is for veterans, active-duty military members, guard and reserve members and military spouses. Admission is free. A workshop for job seekers that will focus on resume writing, military skill translation and interviewing will start at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (202) 463-5807 or email hiringourheroes@uschamber.com. Registration information can be fund at www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/pensacola-hiring-fair.

VA plans Walk and Roll event May 20

The Department of Veterans Affairs Joint Ambulatory Care Center will serve as the venue for a twosession VA2K Walk and Roll event May 20 to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless veterans with donated items. The event is free and open to the public. The first sessions will be 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and the second session will be 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the rear of the Pensacola Joint Ambulatory Care Center (JACC), 790 Veterans Way, off Highway 98 West.

In the event of inclement weather, the VA2K will be canceled. Pre-registration is not required. The Pensacola VA2K event is one of approximately 170 VA2K events taking place May 20 at VA facilities across the country. In conjunction with the event, the VA will accept voluntary donations for existing programs for homeless veterans. Ideal donation items are as follows: bus passes, batteries/flashlights, socks, T-shirts, small containers of laundry detergent, instant coffee, portable nonperishable food items, blankets and bug spray. The event is open to people of all fitness levels. For more information, contact the Pensacola VA2K Coordinator Jill Amos at 912-2090 or by e-mail at Jill.Amos@va.gov.

Award-winning play being presented

Pensacola Little Theatre Mainstage Productions is presenting “33 Variations,” a the Tony Awardwinning drama with a Beethoven twist. Performances are scheduled for May 15-17 and May 21-24. Ticket prices range between $14 and $30 with the Thursday performance being half price. Pensacola Little Theatre is located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center at 400 South Jefferson St. For more information, call 432-2042 or go to Pensacola LittleTheatre.com.

Human resources workshop offered

The Florida Small Business Development Center at UWF is presenting “Human Resources Management: Big Trouble for Small Business?” from 9 a.m. to noon May 19 at the Century Business Center at East Pond and Ramar streets in Century. Attendees will learn about the tools needed to more effectively operate a business from a human resources standpoint. The workshop is part of the “Amplify Your Business through Fundamentals” training series sponsored by the town of Century and the Florida DEO, so there is no charge for attendance and open to anyone who would like to attend. Pre-register is required. To register, call 474-2528 or go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “Training Opportunities.”

Virginia College opening new campus

Virginia College in Pensacola will celebrate the opening of its new campus with a grand opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 21 at 312 E. Nine Mile Road, Suite 34. For more information, go to www.vc.edu/ Pensacola or contact the school at 436-8444.

Coin collectors to gather May 21

Members of the Pensacola Numismatic Society (coin club) will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation 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.

Navy Ball fundraising events planned

Throughout the next several months, the 2015 Pensacola Area Navy Ball Committee will be conducting a series of fundraisers for the 240th Navy Birthday Ball, which is scheduled for Oct. 3 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Gas ’n’ Glass events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 29, June 12, July 17, Aug. 14 and Sept. 4 at the NEX Corry Station Gas Station. Committee members will wash your windshield and pump your gas while you wait. The committee also is planning to host a series of Fishing on the Pier events on Alpha Pier at NAS Pensacola. Donations will be accepted at both events. For more information, contact Lt. Cmdr. Tatana Olson, chairman for the 2015 Pensacola Area Navy Ball at 452-3938 or by e-mail at tatana.olson @med.navy.mil.

USS Lexington reunion announced

The annual reunion for the USS Lexington (CV 16) is scheduled for Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Baton Rouge, La. 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.

Gardens open for tours May 30-31

The Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs has scheduled its annual Secret Gardens of the Emerald Coast Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30 and noon to 4 p.m. May 31. The self-guided tour will feature eight private gardens in and around the east area of Pensacola. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 at Pensacola Garden Center, 1850 North Ninth Ave. Tickets also may be purchased at each garden during the tour. Admission is free for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 432-6095 or e-mail secretgardentour@pensacolagardencenter.com.

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Navy salutes Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month NAS Pensacola Asian American Pacific Islanders Heritage Ceremony, 11 a.m. May 15 at the NASP Chief Petty Officers Club (Bldg. 3558) • Guest speaker will be Pensacola City Councilman Dr. P.C. Wu

NAS Pensacola’s 2014 celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month featured dance demonstrations from eight different Pacific Islands cultures. Most of the dancers were NASP service members. Photo by Mike O’Connor From http://www.public.navy.mil and DEOMI


his observation originally began as “Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Week” May 1-10, 1978, to celebrate the contributions of Americans of Asian or Pacific Islander descent – a group of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian and Pacific Islanders American history: the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States (May 7, 1843) and the significant contributions Chinese workers made in constructing the transcontinental railroad, (completed on May 10, 1869). In 1992, Congress expanded this observance to a month-long celebration. Profiles of two of the many AAPIs who helped shape this nation: Florence Smith Finch, the daughter of an American soldier and a Filipino mother, was working for the U.S. Army during World War II when the Japanese occupied the Philippines. Claiming Filipino citizenship, she avoided being imprisoned with other enemy nationals at Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila. She joined the underground resistance movement and smuggled food,

medicine, and supplies to American captives. Eventually, she was arrested by the Japanese, tortured and sentenced to three years imprisonment. After serving five months of her sentence, Finch was liberated by American forces. Returning to the United States aboard a Coast Guard transport, she headed for Buffalo, N.Y., her father’s hometown. She then enlisted in the Coast Guard to “avenge the death of her late husband,” a Navy PT boat crewman killed at Corregidor. Seaman First Class Finch was the first U.S Coast Guard Women’s Reserve member to receive the Asian-Pacific Campaign ribbon in recognition of her service in the Philippines. At the end of the war, she was awarded the civilian U.S. Medal of Freedom. Of her wartime activities she said, “I feel very humble because my activities in the war effort were

trivial compared with those of people who gave their lives for their coun-

ported for duty at Camp Shelby, in 1943, the commander of the 100th Bat-

try.” In 1995, the Coast Guard honored her service when it named a building on Sand Island, Hawaii, after her. When Second Lt. Young Oak Kim re-

talion, offered him an immediate transfer because “Koreans and Japanese don’t always get along.” He refused on the spot: “You’re wrong. They’re Americans, I’m Ameri-

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can, and we’re going to fight for America.” The young Korean American lieutenant was being both patriotic and pragmatic. He would go on to fight with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the mostly highly-decorated combat unit in World War II. His heroic combat actions in the Pacific conflict earned Kim the moniker, “The Crazy Korean.” He went to fight the Germans, where he was critically wounded. U.S. Rep. Daniel Inouye, a fellow recipient of the Medal of Honor, remembered Kim’s service during World War II, “There was one name that always commanded attention and respect: Capt. Kim’s. He was a bona fide hero.” He went on to say, “When I got to meet him after I entered combat, my respect and admiration of him grew because he was such a fearless leader who, through his deeds, inspired his men.” After World War II,

Kim reenlisted in the Army. He served 30 years, and rose to the rank of colonel before retiring as the most decorated Asian American in the U.S. military. He maintained strong ties to his former comrades in the 100th Battalion. Though he was a Korean American, he was one of the founders of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles and of the Go For Broke National Education Center in California. Decades after retiring, Kim served on the Department of Defense panel reviewing charges of American war crimes at No Gun Ri during the Korean War. In 2005, the consul general of France awarded him the Legion of Honor in a ceremony at the Go For Broke Monument in downtown Los Angeles, a few blocks away from the Bunker Hill area of Los Angeles, where he grew up.

Jokes & Groaners Asian proverbs and wisdom ... Black cat or white cat: If it can catch mice, it’s a good cat. A bad workman blames his tools. Dig the well before you are thirsty. A book holds a house of gold. A man’s conversation is the mirror of his thoughts. By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest. He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. Seeing it once is better than being told one hundred times. To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.




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Aviation survival training corpsman is NMOTC’s Junior Instructor of the Year By MC2(SW) Kaitlyn C. Boland Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs


Sailor attached to the global leader of safe and effective aviation survival training was named the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) Junior Instructor of the Year, April 29, at the Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Pensacola pool. Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) ASTC Pensacola HM1(NAC/AW) Richard O’Dell was named NMOTC Junior Instructor of the Year during the brief ceremony and was lauded for his efforts by NMOTC Commanding Officer Capt. Paul D. Kane for training more than 5,500 joint war-fighters, qualifying 12 high-risk training instructors and implementing a qualification program which increased instructor readiness by 45 percent last year. “This recognition is the reflection of the dedication of all the ASTC, NSTI and NMOTC instructors who put forth their knowledge and skills so these aviation students know what to do in a ‘worst case’ scenario,” O’Dell said. “The NOTC organization is truly a team effort, and I’m proud to be part of this organization.”

The Naval Survival Training Institute is a component of NMOTC, consisting of a headquarters element and eight Aviation Survival Training Centers (ASTCs) throughout the United States. Through each of these ASTCs, NSTI provides safe, effective and relevant aviation survival training designed to enhance the operational readiness of the joint warfighter. Survival classes offered through the program emphasize mishap and accident prevention, enhancing and sustaining performance and mishap survival. O’Dell said that May is recognized by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BuMed) as Medical Education and Training Month, the instructors with whom he works are the best the Navy has to offer, and the training they have received over their years of service pays

Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Physiology Instructor HM1(NAC/AW) Richard O’Dell (left) prepares a primary flight student for an April 30 simulated parachute drag exercise at Naval Air Station Pensacola Aviation Survival Training Center Pensacola. He is one of eight ASTCs in the continental United States which provide safe, effective and relevant aviation survival training.

dividends to the countless aircrew personnel who have passed through their schoolhouse doors. “Navy Medicine trains its personnel to do what Navy Medicine does best – and that’s to save lives,” he said. “The topnotch training we receive and the top-notch training we provide – it’s all designed to keep service members alive wherever they serve – in the air, on land, on the water and underwater.” NMOTC, the recognized global leader in operational med-

ical and aviation survival training, reports to Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC), which manages Navy Medicine’s formal enlisted and officer education and training programs, medical operational training for medical and medical support personnel deploying worldwide, and training that prepares aviators and flight crews to survive in land and water mishaps. NMOTC and NMETC are all 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. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield. For more news from Navy Medicine Education and Training Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ nmsc/.

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Watercross competition coming to Pensacola Beach From Visit Pensacola and Pensacola Sports Association

The Pro Watercross Tour will blast into Pensacola Beach May 16-17. The second-year event, one stop on a nationwide tour, will feature teams of personal watercraft riders competing for money and glory in the Gulf of Mexico. “It’s basically NASCAR on water,” said Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) director Ray Palmer. The PSA is sponsoring the event, which is expected to attract as many as 175 professional and amateur racers to Pensacola Beach. Pensacola will be the second stop on this year’s tour, which kicked off May 9 in Panama City and will wrap up four months – and seven stops – later, at the World Championship in Naples.

Details What: Pro Watercross Tour. When: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 16-17, with pro events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Pensacola Beach (Casino Beach area). Cost: Free for spectators. For more information: Go to www.prowatercross.com.

The Pensacola event, which is free to spectators, will include both traditional lap-races and a freestyle competition – with world-class stunt riders performing tricks at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. Jennifer Handler, president of Pro Watercross, said the freestyle competition is usually the crowd favorite.

For the best experience, Handler recommended people arrive early. The professional-class races will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday – with the freestyle competition at noon on both days. “That’s when you’re going to see your best racing,” she said. The event will continue throughout the day, with amateur racers competing until 4 or 5 p.m. Palmer said he hoped the event would be an economic boon to the area, bringing an infusion of cash into the local economy during the “shoulder season” that precedes each summer. Last year’s Pensacola Beach event, which kicked off the tour’s 2014 season, attracted hundreds of spectators and was broadcast nationwide, giving added exposure to the area. Palmer said the event

would be broadcast again this year. Beyond the economic impact, though, Palmer said the race will be a lot of fun. “It’s fast action,” he said. “The racers start from a stall, and when the flag drops, they just go. It’s very spectator friendly and just a blast to watch.” Those who want a reprieve from the races won’t have to go far, though. The annual Fiesta of Five Flags sand sculpting contest will be held May 17 on Pensacola Beach, behind the Gulfside Pavilion. The free contest – a favorite among area families – is open to professional and amateur sculptors of all ages, who will compete to craft spectacular works of art in the beach’s sugar-white sand. For those lacking in artistic ability, the contest is also a spectacle to behold.





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A display of model Blue Angels planes was featured at a previous event. Photo by Kim Sheldon

Model builders plan big event From Pensacola Modeleers

The Pensacola Modeleers, a chapter of the International Plastic Modelers’ Society, are presenting the 2015 Blue Angel Modelfest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 at the University of West Florida Conference Center, Bldg. 22. The contest and exhibition features scale models and miniature figures in 50 categories, including model aircraft, autos, military vehicles, ships, spacecraft, science fiction, historic and fantasy miniatures and gaming pieces, according to Kim Sheldon, Modelfest coordinator. The exposition will feature multiple categories for youth, as well as a model-building workshop for children. Sheldon said several special activities are planned to commemorate the Armed Forces Day, the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

A Civil War reenactment encampment will conduct demonstrations of close order drill and live black powder musketry, featuring authentic period uniforms, weapons and equipment. A static display of restored military vehicles from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm will be located in the conference center parking lot, and seminars will include one presented by National Naval Aviation Museum Historian Hill Goodspeed. Entry fees for contestants are $20 for adults, and $10 for youth ages 17 and younger. The public is welcome. General admission is $5 per person; and free for children younger than 12. Sheldon said the event is being held as a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project and its rehabilitation, counseling and mentoring programs for wounded veterans and their families. For more information on the exhibition, you can contact Sheldon by phone 479-2629 or by e-mail at ksheldon@bellsouth.net or go to www.pensacola modeleersipms.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,� PG, 5 p.m., 7 p.m.; “It Follows,� R, 5:30 p.m.; “Unfriended,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“Home� (2D), PG, noon; “Woman in Gold,� PG-13, 2 p.m.; “The Longest Ride,� PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “The Gunman,� R, 7:30 p.m.; “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,� PG, 1 p.m.; “Furious 7,� PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Unfriended,� R, 6 p.m.; “It Follows,� R, 8 p.m.


“The Longest Ride,� PG-13, noon; “Furious 7,� PG-13, 3 p.m.; “It Follows,� R, 6 p.m.; “Unfriended,� R, 8 p.m.; “Home� (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,� PG, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.; The Gunman,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,� PG, 5 p.m.; “Furious 7,� PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Unfriended,� R, 5:30 p.m.; “It Follows,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“Home� (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Longest Ride,� PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,� PG, 5:30 p.m.; “The Gunman,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“Home� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Furious 7,� PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “It Follows,� R, 5:30 p.m.; “Unfriended,� R, 7:30 p.m.


“Unfriended,� R, 5 p.m.; “The Longest Ride,� PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Woman in Gold,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,� PG, 7:30 p.m.

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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. • Movies on the Lawn: “The Penguins of Madagascarâ€? is scheduled for May 23. The summer series will be presented through August at dusk on the second and fourth Saturday of each month in front of Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. Free popcorn. Bring coolers, snacks, chairs and blankets. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3140. • Child care orientation training: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 18-22. Earn income by becoming certified to provide child care services in your home as a provider for the Child Development Home (CDH) Care Program. For information, call 572-5026 or 281-5368. • Aquatics Summer Camps and Swimming Lessons: Variety of programs include swimming, water polo, paddleboard, beach volleyball, marine science, kayaking and sailing. Water test must be passed prior to registration. For more information, contact the MWR Aquatics department at 452-9429. • Summer reading Program: “Read to the Rhythm,â€? June 16 to Aug. 6 at the NASP Library, Bldg. 634. Reading, singing, dancing and crafts. Sessions are 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for ages 3 to 6 and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for ages 7 and older. For more information, or to register, call 452-4362. • Homeschool workshop: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 30, NASP Youth Center, 690 Moffet Road, Bldg. 3690. For more information, call NASP School Liaison Officer Carissa Bergosh at 293-0322 or NASWF School Liaison Officer Chris Hendrix at 324-1154. • Youth Sports Tennis Lessons: Tuesday (ages 8-12) or Thursday (ages 13-18) beginning June 2 and ending July 30 at A.C. Read Tennis Courts. Lessons are for ages 8-18 (high school). Must be authorized dependents of active-duty or retired military, DoD employees, contractors or reservists. There is a $40 fee per child which includes professional instruction by Cameron Jones. Register at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690, starting until May 22. For more information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Youth Sports Track Team: Begins June 1 and ends June 30 at NAS Pensacola track. It is open to ages 8-18 (high school). Must be authorized dependents of active-duty or retired military, DoD employees, contractors or reservists. There is a $20 fee per child and includes track medal and certified national instruction. Register at NASP Youth Center, bldg. 3690. For more information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Aqua Zumba Classes: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at indoor pool, Bldg. 3828. Music and exercise classes are free. Other classes will be added at the outdoor pools. For more information, call 452-4392. • Learn to sail: You only have to take one Saturday class to be certified to rent sailboats at Bayou Grande Marina. Beginner class is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16. Cost is $35. For information or to make reservations, call 453-4152.

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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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) 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.

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.



Fleet and Family Support Center • 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 • Bʼnai 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: • 2015 Teen Job Fair: 9 a.m. to noon May 16, Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. To be considered for positions offered by the MWR Teen Summer Program, applicants must be: 15 to 18 year old dependents of active-duty, retired military, DoD or contract employees; be enrolled in high school; attend job fair to obtain an application; and submit application with three signed letters of recommendations to NAF Personnel Office, Bldg. 3249 by May 18. For more information, call 4525405 or 452-4681.

• First Time Dads Class: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 18. Caring for your baby can be scary at first. This class will provide tips and techniques to help you care for your newborn. Topics include diaper changing, feeding, swaddling and much more. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Spouse and Newcomer Orientation: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 20. Meet other new military spouses, and gather informational materials. Workshop will help spouses prepare for their responsibilities and acquaint them with military and community resources. For more information or to register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach volunteer opportunities: • K. Warrior Search 2015 U.S. Open Challenge: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 30, Mobile Convention Center, Grand Ballroom. Sponsored by Kung fu Sanshou Federation (KSF). For details about the event, go to www.KSFWorld.org. Volunteers needed for several positions. Volunteers will receive complimentary T-shirts, food and training opportunities. • Restoring the USS Ala-

bama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. For more information, call (251) 7671507 or go to www.USS ALABAMA.com. The NASP Community Outreach office tracks volunteer hours. Report any hours you work to receive due recognition. For information on volunteer activities, call 452-2532 or e-mail SH2 Patricia Cooper at patricia.cooper@Navy.mil.



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