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Asian-Pacific Heritage event is May 22 ...

The NASP Diversity Committee will present a program to celebrate

Asian-Pacific Heritage Month at 10 a.m. May 22 at the Naval Aviation Schools Command auditorium. The guest speaker will be Pensacola City Council President P.C. Wu. For more information, contact BM1 (SW/AW) Tarnisha Jenkins, Diversity Committee chair, at 452-3995 or tarnisha.jenkins@navy.mil.

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SecDef Hagel announces fewer furlough days for DoD employees

Lomax to assume command of NETPDTC By Katrina Gergely NETPDTC

Capt. Ann M. Burkhardt will turn over command of the Naval Education and Training P r o f e s s i o n a l Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) to Capt. Janet E. Lomax at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, May 20 at 1:30 p.m.

By Nick Simeone and Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service

On ʻAny Day in the Navyʼ ... At the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, Blue Angels Crew Chief AE2 Steven Hart guides Lt. Ryan Chamberlain to park an F/A-18 Hornet May 14 after a functional check flight. The flight ensures the aircraft is functioning according to established standards after certain maintenance actions. This photo was one of those chosen for submission for consideration in a special “Any Day in the Navy” issue of All Hands magazine. Photo by MC2 Michael Lindsey Capt. Janet E. Lomax

Lomax will assume command of NETPDTC’s 16 military and 291 civilian personnel, most assigned at Saufley Field. Guest speaker at the event will be Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command.

Capt. Ann M. Burkhardt

Lomax is transferring to NETPDTC from U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, where she served as commanding officer, Navy Administrative Element Command and chief, Plans and Future Operations (J1 Directorate), and subsequently served as chief, Personnel Management,

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Boeing flight trainers operational Trainers are part of the Navy’s Undergraduate Military Flight Officer The Navy/Boeing team has declared (UMFO) ground based training systems four rear cockpit T-45 Operational program and provide advanced training (Visual) Flight Trainers at NAS for transition to the tactical F/A-18F, EAPensacola to be 18G and EA-6B “ready for trainplatforms. ing.” The devices, Students are which provide trained in navigaground-based flight tion, communicatraining for “backtion, emergencies, seat” naval flight close air support officers (NFOs), (CAS) target idenrepresent upgrades tification and sento previously fieldsor management. ed T-45 Instrument Among other Flight Trainers learning objecUpgrades to NASP’s T-45 Operational tives, management (IFTs). The original (Visual) Flight Trainers are delivering of synthetic air-toInstrument Flight enhanced training to student aviators. air and air-toTrainers (IFTs) ground radar were delivered to the U.S. Navy by against real and virtual targets and basic Boeing Training Systems in April 2010 carrier operations are part of aboard NAS Pensacola. The Operational (Visual) Flight See Trainers on page 2

Boeing news release

WA S H I N G T O N (NNS) – After weeks of review, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded budget cuts will require most of the department’s civilian employees to be furloughed beginning in July, but that because of other efforts to deal with the shortfall, only half of the 22 days originally envisioned as temporary layoffs will now be necessary. During a town hall meeting May 14 at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., Hagel told Defense Department employees that most will be required to take 11 furlough days beginning July 8. Hagel noted that when he took the oath of office less than three months ago, post-sequester plans called for 22 furlough days. Congress allowed the department to shift or reprogram some funds in March that cut that number to 14. Now, he said, as maintenance, training, flying hours and ship deployments are increasingly affected, he had no choice but to authorize the furloughs. “We kept going back. And finally, we got to a point where I could not responsibly go any deeper into cutting or jeopardizing our formations, our readiness and training,” he said. In a memo to senior department leaders, Hagel

said he had “very reluctantly” concluded that major budgetary shortfalls triggered by a $37 billion cut in defense spending for fiscal year 2013 forced a decision he said he deeply regrets, and one that he acknowledged will disrupt lives and impact DoD operations.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

However, he credited congressional passage of a defense appropriation bill in March in part for helping to reduce from the number of days civilians would be temporarily laid off by half. It may be possible later in the year to “knock that back” to an even lower number, the secretary said, but he emphasized that he could not promise such an outcome. “I won’t promise that,” Hagel said. “You deserve fair, honest, direct conversation about this, and I’m not going to be cute with you at all. This is where we are. We’ll continue to look at it, (and) we’ll continue to do everything we can.”

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NASP to conduct contest for 100th year celebration logo From NASP PAO

Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2014 and the command leadership is looking for a logo design to represent the celebration. To that end, a contest is being conducted to find a logo that will symbolize the base, its history and

its future. The winning artwork will be displayed at all events associated with the 100th year celebration. It will be used in marketing and merchandising and become a permanent part of the history of the air station. The logo contest will be open

from May 20 to June 24, and entries will be judged by NASP command staff. The winning design will be featured in the July 5 edition of Gosport. Contestants should e-mail their highquality, print-ready design in JPEG format along with contact information to Patrick Nichols,

NAS Pensacola Public Affairs, at patrick.j.nichols@navy.mil, no later than June 24. The winning design must work well in black and white or color, and reproduce successfully in large or small size. Size is suggested at 5by-5 inch at a minimum of 300 dots per inch (DPI). If you have questions about the contest, call 452-4436.

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Navy public works celebrates contributions May 19-25 From Sue Brink NavFac Southeast Public Affairs Officer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Approximately 1,800 Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast public works professionals will celebrate National Public Works Week, which begins May 19 and runs through May 25. National Public Works Week started in 1960 as part of a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA). The week-long event seeks to raise the public’s awareness about public works issues and public works employees who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for present and future generations. This year’s theme is “Because of Public Works ...” “When you think of this year’s theme, it relates to every Navy installation we touch,” said NavFac Southeast’s Public Works Business Line Coordinator Jeff Killian. “One never has to ask how clean the water is, has the grass been mowed, or does the air conditioning system work? The public works team manages things like this every day on every base.” NavFac has provided management and leadership of Navy public works for more than 170 years. Globally, the Navy’s public works officers, Civil Engineer Corps officers, lead 68 Navy NETPDTC from page 1

Policy and Advocacy Division, Directorate of Force Management and Development. “The mission of NETPDTC touches many Sailors in the Navy and I am honored to serve with the dedicated professionals who accomplish the work,” Lomax said. Lomax graduated from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, earning a commission through the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program with selection as a Chief of Naval Education and Training “Distinguished Graduate.” Lomax also earned a master’s degree in education technology from National University and graduated from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., with a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies. Lomax is also a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College and a designated Joint Qualified Officer. During her career, she has served as an operations analyst and legal officer for Training Squadron Four (VT-4) at NASP; as officer-in-charge, training department and assistant officer-in-charge, Engineering, Hull and Machinery Repair Schools at Service School Command in San Diego; as administrative officer for regional support organization; as budget and program manager on the staff of Commander Naval Air Forces Atlantic; as executive officer at the Office of Naval Intelligence; as director, command operations for the Human Performance Center, Dam Neck, Va.; as the plans and policy officer, resource management (comptroller) on the staff of Commander, Multi-National Force – Iraq; as the executive officer of the Navy Manpower Analysis Center, Millington, Tenn.; and as com-

and Marine Corps public works departments (PWD) providing comprehensive shore installation facility engineering, acquisition, environmental, and transportation services to many supported commands and missions.

goals. Advanced metering, renewable energy, and residential energy conservation projects are helping to reduce the demand for energy on and off base. PWD personnel are always some of the first at the pier when a ship returns to

“In the Southeast, our team works hard to maintain the short infrastructure at 22 Navy and Marine Corps installations in the southeastern United States,” said Killian. “They are vital in making sure the homefront is maintained for Navy families as well as ensuring our Warfighters are ready to serve.” This essential work usually goes unnoticed, but the behind-the-scenes work performed in providing vital public works services such as electricity, water, and wastewater management is a central enabler for a lot of what happens on Navy and Marine Corps bases worldwide. NavFac’s public works professionals are at the forefront of executing cuttingedge energy projects for Commander, Navy Installations Command to help meet the Secretary of the Navy’s energy

base, providing berthing and hotel services that include electrical hookups to shore. They also enable Navy warfighters to conduct their missions by ensuring runways are in good working order and are clear of any foreign object debris, which can cause damage to planes and injury to personnel. “Our public works team supports the fleet, fighter and family with the highest possible shore installation capability and quality of life within the frameworks of mission effectiveness, safety, environmental stewardship, and resource judiciousness,” said Killian. This year’s Public Works Week theme is very fitting for the Navy. For example, because of public works, a contract was awarded to decentralize the power and steam production facility at Naval Support Facility Indian Head, which will

manding officer, Navy Administrative Element Command and chief, Plans and Future Operations, J1 Directorate, U.S. Special Operations Command. The primary elements of NETPDTC are the Navy Advancement Center (NAC), Visual Information Department (VI), Information Systems and Technologies Services, Community Services and Outreach, and the Resources Management Department. The NAC rank-orders all active-duty and reserve Sailors who are advancement eligible by developing and processing more than 300,000 enlisted advancement examinations each year. The center also maintains and monitors an interactive Facebook page where more than 107,000 Sailors and family members learn about the Navy Enlisted Advancement System. NETPDTC’s Visual Information Department develops instructional media, digital imagery, illustrations, video production and audio services, animations and fabricated training aids. The Systems Engineering and Technical Services Department (N6) provide Information Technology (IT) services to the Navy’s Manpower, Personnel Training and Education (MPTE) domain. Services provided include information assurance support; program management; applications development; operational and systems infrastructure support; training networks and IT services contract administration. More than 130 Navy sites use the associated training and education applications daily. The Community Services and Outreach office (N7) manages STARBASE-Atlantis, a Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored program serving local

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community youth by offering fifth grade students the opportunity to participate in a variety of learning experiences designed to increase interest and improve their knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Resources Management Department (N8) provides budget formulation and execution while processing $850 million throughout the NETC domain. They provide funds administration and financial systems support, and acquisitions and logistics support services for NETPDTC, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) headquarters, Naval Service Training Command, Center for Personal and Professional Development, and other Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Coast Guard organizations. “To accomplish the myriad of tasks that others cannot, which our military does often, it is not enough for the commanding officer just to have authority,” said Quinn. “You must have trust. And it must resonate both up the chain of command and down the chain. Our commanding officers retain the absolute authority and responsibility for their command and their mission that our forbearers knew. They impact the lives of their Sailors, Marines and civilians much more than a ‘boss’ ever could. “That is Capt. Burkhardt’s legacy, and it will live on in the thousands of Sailors who are impacted on a daily basis by the work done by her and the exemplary team at NETPDTC,” Quinn said. “I marvel at the work NETPDTC does in support of the entire Navy every day,” said Burkhardt. “Being in command of this incredible organization has been the most rewarding experience of my military career.”

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

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

enable the closure of the last coal-fired power plant in the Navy’s inventory. The new high-efficiency natural gas system taking its place will cut energy consumption by 50 percent, reduce annual water consumption by 52 million gallons, reduce carbon emissions by more than 50 billion pounds, and will save the Navy approximately $7.5 million annually. A similar steam decentralization project is scheduled for NAS Mayport. Because of public works, the Navy presently has 14 E85 (85 percent ethanol/15 percent gasoline blend) sites, four CNG (compressed natural gas) sites, 21 B20 (biodiesel) sites, and five standalone electric charging stations. Future plans call for the construction of seven additional E85 stations, five more standalone electric vehicle charging stations, and nine solar carport electric vehicle charging stations, consequently moving the Navy closer to meeting the federal government’s goal of having one alternative fueling site at each installation that has a federal fueling center. And finally, because of public works, more than 678,000 service calls and 83,000 emergency calls were recorded and completed in 2012, helping to keep naval facilities and infrastructure up and running, to include the southeastern United States and Carribbean installations.

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Hagel said the furloughs will affect every military department and almost every agency, with limited exceptions. “We will except civilians deployed to combat zones and civilians necessary to protect life and property,” he wrote in his memo, adding that others will be excepted if forcing them to stay off the job would not free up money for other needs. Employees set to be furloughed will begin receiving written notification June 5. In March, defense officials had told civilian employees to expect as many as 22 furlough days during the current fiscal year, part of departmentwide efforts to slash spending in response to across-theboard budget cuts known as sequestration. In the time since, Hagel has been working to avoid or reduce the temporary layoffs, saying he had sought advice from department leaders and agencies, both civilian and military, but found no other way to help in closing the budget gap. In his memo May 14, Hagel said if the budget situation eases, he would strongly prefer to end the furloughs early. “That is a decision I will make later in the year,” he added. Trainers from page 1

the syllabus. The Operational Flight trainers add stateof-the-art visual systems and flight controls to the instructor/operator stations. “This will be an invaluable tool for the Training Wing Six team to use,” said Commodore, Training Wing Six, Capt. Willie Billingslea, “and will enable us to deliver a higher qualified naval flight officer to the fleet. Now students can truly spend more time learning at the right cost – truly a success story in today’s acquisition environment.” “The simulator brings tremendous capabilities to the student,” said Capt. John Feeney, Naval Aviation Training Systems program manager, whose office oversaw the Boeing design and development of the trainer. “All naval flight officer students assigned to tactical aircraft platforms, as well as international students, will eventually utilize the device. With the simulator taking precedence in the training curriculum the cost savings to the Navy will be substantial.” Nearly 150 students per year will use training devices (simulators) to learn primary, intermediate and advanced flight skills.

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Bottom drawer holds things you can’t throw away By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

Ironically, there are benefits to moving so often as a military family. Every few years, we are forced to go through all the used markers, pillowcases, snow boots, kitchen utensils, Barbies, Taekwondo trophies, tax records and saucepans, and throw a bunch of stuff out. As a person who attaches sentimental value to everything from seashells and matchbooks to stained bibs and hospital bracelets, this can be stressful. But the sands of time grind away my sentimentality, and eventually, I end up chucking out mementos that I formerly believed to be too precious to part with. As we prepare for our next military move to Rhode Island, I’m reconsidering items I thought were useful or nostalgic enough to haul around for so many years. For example, Aunt Millie’s (may she rest in peace) old end tables, with the cigarette burns I thought I would buff out one day, were relegated to the donate pile. Although I kept one file of my children’s artwork, anything with cracked macaroni or yellowing glue was photographed and discarded. Similarly, clothing that has not been worn in the last five years – except for my college duck boots which I hear are coming back into style – has been delivered to Goodwill. Some collections, however,

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for 19 years (and running). Her humor column, “The Meat and Potatoes of Life,” appears weekly in newspapers and on Stripes Military Moms, a website associated with Stars and Stripes newspaper. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. Molinari and her family are currently stationed at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Fla. get pared down with each tour, but are never completely discarded regardless of their current usefulness. For example, I’ve been adding to several tubs of old T-shirts for years, because someday, I will make

each of my children a T-shirt quilt before they go off to college. And, I have at least four boxes of old toys and books that will seed the fantastic playroom I envision for my future grandchildren. I will use that stuff someday, I swear. And then there is the stuff I recently whittled down to one bottom file drawer. It contains documents that not only took years of hard work to assemble, but cost me more than $90,000 to acquire. When my husband and I first married in 1993, this collection was huge and took up at least a dozen boxes. But with every tour, the contents aged, became obsolete, and were thrown away. Other than a few musty books which reside on our shelf just for show, the bottom

file drawer now contains the only tangible evidence of my career as a litigation attorney. The hanging folders in the bottom drawer have tabs inscribed with titles such as “Resumes,” “Transcripts,” “Licensing” and “Writing Samples.” Even though none of these documents have been referenced since I quit working in the 1990s to raise our children, I keep them all neatly filed in case I need them to land that six-figure offer partnership in a high-powered litigation firm one day. Although I won’t readily admit it, I know down deep inside that these old documents, now yellowed and stained with spots of rust from ancient paper clips and staples, will never realistically serve to

supplement any future application for my employment. But I can’t bring myself to throw them away, just in case. Besides, the file drawers above contain my children’s birth certificates, report cards, physical forms, the deed to our first house, mortgage documents, college savings statements, the dog’s shot records, orthodontist’s bills, car insurance policies, passports, tax forms, orders and other essential documents memorializing 20 years of life as a military family. Like my college duck boots, the tub of T-shirts, and those old toys, my legal career will stay packed away a while longer. I will get to them eventually. In the meantime, I have got other, more important things to do.

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Nurse of the Year for Pensacola area By Jason J. Bortz NHP PAO

Lt. Mike Cole, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) Family Medicine division officer, was recognized May 8 as the Nurse of the Year for the Pensacola area. The award coincides with National Nurses Week, which ran May 6-12. The first time award for the area was organized by Mary Alexander, a registered nurse and senior director of business development for Select Specialty Hospital, Pensacola. Alexander received hundreds of submissions from health care facilities in the Pensacola area, which includes Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. “He is an impressive Nurse Corps officer,” said Cmdr. Marnie Buchanan, associate director of Medical Services. “He demonstrates the diversity that is essential for a Nurse Corps officer. He is always willing to step up and accomplish what is needed.” Cole, whose Navy career started in 2004, represents the type of individuals that form the Navy Nurse Corps, which celebrated on May 13 105 years of nursing in the Navy. Created in 1908, the original Nurse Corps consisted of 20 women nurses who were assigned to the Naval Medical School Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Lt. Mike Cole, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) Family Medicine division officer, cares for a child while on a humanitarian mission in Haiti after an earthquake devasted that country in 2012. Cole was recognized May 8 as the Nurse of the Year for the Pensacola area and was selected from more than 100 submissions.

Today, Navy nurses, both men and women, are deployed all over the world and are not only assigned to military treatment facilities such as NHP, but also participate in humanitarian and combat missions. Cole, who grew up in the Philippines as the son of missionaries, didn’t decide to pursue a career in nursing until his

senior year of high school. Cole had a natural desire for a career in the medical field because his father was a pediatric physician, but it was actually his science teacher in high school that convinced him to pursue nursing. “I had a lot of respect for (my teacher), and he explained to me the benefits of being a

nurse,” said Cole. After graduating high school, Cole attended Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, to earn a degree in nursing. With no family history of military service, joining a branch of service had never really crossed Cole’s mind until he attended a health fair on the campus. It was at that health fair that Cole met a Navy recruiter that showed him that he could not only be a nurse in the Navy, but he could travel the world. Inspired by the prospect of seeing the world, Cole joined the Navy and after graduation reported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va. Cole’s first assignment as a Navy nurse was as a maternal child nurse, not his first choice, but one he is now happy he got. “I wanted to be a pediatric nurse, but (the labor and delivery department) was where I was needed,” said Cole. “Now, labor and delivery is my passion. Being a nurse is very rewarding and it’s a real sense of accomplishment, but it’s especially rewarding in labor and delivery because I was part of the (delivery) experience.” Since his first duty station in Portsmouth, Cole has worked in labor and delivery in both Okinawa and Naval Hospital Pensacola before his current role in Family Medicine. He

has also taken part in three deployments. He deployed to Kuwait as part of the Expeditionary Medical Facility and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he worked as part of the Joint Medical Group. He also deployed to Haiti to provide humanitarian aid after an earthquake in 2010. “Haiti has been the highlight of my Navy career,” said Cole. “I was part of the pediatric unit and I got to take care of children that were affected by the earthquake.” For someone who grew up in the Philippines and never had thoughts of serving his nation until college, Cole has quickly made an impression in the Navy and the surrounding community. A regular volunteer at his church, Cole’s hard work and contributions have now been recognized by his peers in both the Navy and the local community. “I am honored to have just been nominated, especially since I’m not a native of (Pensacola),” said Cole. “It’s great to be recognized for the hard work (Navy nurses) do in the area.” For up-to-date information on NHP and its branch clinics, go to www.med. navy.mil/ sites/pcola/Pages/home.aspx or www.facebook.com/pages/Nava l-Hospital-Pensacola.

Corry Sailors help with Battle of the Books Story by Ed Barker, NETC PAO, and Kim Stefansson, Escambia County Schools

Sailors from commands aboard NASP Corry Station, including the Center for Information Dominance (CID), helped Escambia County School District elementary and middle school students with a Battle of the Books competition at Washington High School May 4. The Battle of the Books, sponsored by the Escambia Reading Teachers’ Association, is a school district-wide program designed to increase reading motivation and comprehension. This year, 36 student teams from around the Pensacola area tested their knowledge of 15 books, answering questions that ranged from details on a specific story to finding connections between multiple books. Malcolm Thomas, superintendent of Escambia County Schools, noted that without volunteers, successful events such as this would not be possible. “When a lot of people can give us even a little time, that help spreads a long way,” said Thomas. “When Navy volunteers can give us a few minutes or a few hours to help in our schools or at events like the Battle of the Books, we are extremely grateful for their support.” Sailors from the commands at Corry Station volunteer at Bellview Middle School on a regular basis, according to

CT1(IDW/SW) John Moleskey from the Navy Information Operations Command at NASP Corry Station quizzes a team from Bellview Middle School’s Battle of the Books team on details about the books they read for the competition held May 4. Photo by Kim Stefansson

Deana Martin, Bellview’s school librarian. “When we called and asked if some of them could help at the Battle, they were quick to agree,” said Martin. “We really appreciate what they do for us in our classrooms; it is especially nice to see them come out and give us their time on a Saturday.” For CTC Mike Martinez, leading chief petty officer for Navy Information

Operations Center Pensacola at Corry Station, the Battle of the Books was an impressive event. “I enjoyed getting to sit in the classroom and help with the battle rounds, and I learned a few things from the kids as well,” said Martinez. “Some of the questions they had to answer had all of us baffled. “I wasn’t much of a reader when I was in school. Perhaps a competition like this

would have inspired me to read more,” continued Martinez. “When you throw in competition, it motivates people.” CTCM Rod Betts, CT rating lead at CID, said he volunteers at events such as Battle because he likes giving back to the community. “Being here was pretty exciting,” said Betts. “The kids really impressed me with all they have read and how well they know the details of what they read.” While Bellview Middle School’s team did not go home with a trophy, the volunteers and students all had a good time and are focusing on their strategy for next year’s Battle of the Books. For Kesha Thomas, an eighth-grader from Belleview Middle School, this was her second Battle of the Books. She said that having been in the competition twice makes it easier to prepare for the next year’s competition. “It is not just reading a book and answering questions,” said Kesha. “The competition is exciting and I get to hang out on a Saturday with my friends and meet new people.” For more information about the Center for Information Dominance, visit CID’s website: https://www. netc. navy. mil/ centers/ ceninfodom/. Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Command can be found at: https://www.netc.navy.mil.

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Helmet gets makeover for museum exhibit Story, photo by Lt. Jonathan Bacon NATTC PAO

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he Director of Strategic Planning Division for the Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve donated her flight helmet to the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) during a brief ceremony April 29. Capt. Tamara Ryley’s helmet will on display as part of the museum’s new “From Typewriters to Strike Force” exhibit, which honors the contributions that women have made to naval aviation. Prior to the ceremony, the helmet was repaired and decorated by PR1 Laura Tejedaramos, an instructor at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC). Tejedaramos decorated the helmet with Army sergeant chevrons, in remembrance of Ryley’s enlisted service in the Army as an electronic warfare signals intelligence analyst. The helmet also features a large red cross pattee bearing the words “West Coast Hercs” to recognize Ryley’s department head tour with Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 54 (VR-54) and as officer in charge of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 55 (VR55). At the bottom of the helmet is emblazoned Ryley’s call sign “GINSU” and a

small Navy captain’s eagle represents her current rank. While standing in front of the museum exhibit, and before returning the refurbished helmet to Ryley, Tejedaramos said to the gathered crowd that she was honored to have been part of the project. “I’m happy that the helmet turned out well, and that my contribution will be on display here at the museum,” Tejedaramos said. Ryley thanked Tejedaramos for a job well done and went on to explain the meaning of each of the decorations on her helmet. Ryley also said that when she enlisted in the Army after high school, “I never thought I’d be a captain in the U.S. Navy.” Ryley presented the helmet to Hill Goodspeed, a historian with the museum. Goodspeed thanked Ryley and Tejedaramos, and reminded those in attendance that

Capt. Tamara Ryley (left) examines the work that PR1 Laura Tejedaramos (right) did to refurbished her flight helmet. Ryley visited Naval Air Station Pensacola April 29 to donate her helmet to the National Museum of Naval Aviation. The helmet will be featured in an exhibit honoring women in naval aviation.

every item on display at the museum has a person and a story that goes with it, and that Ryley’s story will now be included with those. NATTC’s Executive Officer, Cmdr. Vic Bindi, said that, Ryley’s story will be an inspiration for female pilots and NATTC students for years to come. Ryley and Tejedaramos both had the same advice for women who want to serve in the Navy: “Remember it is what you make of it, follow your dreams, and have fun.” In addition to the command’s previously mentioned, Ryley also has flown C-2 Greyhounds with Fleet Logistic Support Squadron

40 (VR-40) and was the commanding officer of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 61 (VR-61). For more than 70 years, NATTC has been delivering training and increasing readiness within the Naval Aviation Enterprise. NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy and Marine students annually. The majority of the student body is comprised of enlisted personnel attending “A” schools, where they are gaining the knowledge and skills required to perform in fleet as technicians at the apprentice level. Advanced schools provide higher level technical knowledge for senior petty officers

and specialty schools offer specific skills not particular to any one rating, such as airman apprentice training, maintenance, personal financial management and shipboard aircraft firefighting. NATTC also conducts technical training for officers in aviation fuels, carrier air traffic control center operations, aircraft launch and recovery equipment, shipboard aircraft fire fighting and amphibious air traffic control center operations. For more information about Naval Air Technical Training Center, visit the website at https://www.netc. navy.mil/centers/cnatt/nattc/ Default.aspx.


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fter losing one of their own in a tragic car accident, Naval Air Station Whiting Field began the healing process with an emotional memorial service at the base auditorium May 2. ABEC Robert Roy died as the result of a hit-and-run accident early April 28, and more than 300 people gathered to bid him a fond farewell. Although only with the command for a little longer than three months, he had already made his mark as community member, hard worker, loving family man and solid shipmate. “Within the first five minutes of meeting Bobby Roy, you knew he got ‘IT.’ Bobby had balance in his life. He had strong faith, family and friends. Bobby was an achiever. He achieved whatever he set his sights on,” said MACM Pete Cady, who gave one of the testimonials during the service. He also thanked the Roy family for allowing Roy to pursue his naval career. “Thank you for sharing Bobby with us. The world could use a lot more Bobbys, and I am proud to have called him a friend.” The testimonials formed the core of the ceremony and at least seven people stepped up to the lectern to share their memories. Supervisors lauded his drive and dedication, friends remembered his joking and light-hearted attitude, and a Sailor who worked for him recalled how he helped keep him on the right path. To all his death was a painful loss, however, none of them were as poignant as Ann Joy Richards-Ruley, who related what it was like to work side-by-side with him during a deployment on the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

A photograph of ABEC Robert “Bobby” Roy and his wife, Jessica, sits on a table near a donated wreath of flowers. Many photographs and mementos were placed across the steps of the stage before the memorial service to relate to the guests what Roy held dear.

For her, Roy was a brother-figure who was as aggravating as he was lovable. She told how she shared a desk with him in their office, and eventually had to kick him out of the desk because he started a fad diet which consisted of eating a large amount of peanuts. Roy kept peanuts in and around the desk, and was eating them constantly. Normally, this wouldn’t be too much of a problem, but Richards-Ruley can’t stomach the smell of peanuts, and at sea, the aroma would make her sick. In a touching farewell gesture, she gulped down a handful of the snack, and left the remainder of the can sitting with the family photos, ball glove, darts and other memories from his life. In between the heartfelt remembrances, the solemn prayers, the message of hope, and yes, a few chuckles amidst the humorous stories; there was a reminder that the ceremony was about honoring the man, his career, and the life he chose to lead. The life of a Sailor is a life of service to country, not only for the Sailor, but also for the family. Naval Air Station Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Coughlin emphasized that Roy lived a Sailor’s life for a decade and a half, and for Roy, that meant being at sea.

“Before I was going to speak today I really wanted to try to grasp what had been Chief Roy’s fleet reputation. I really didn’t have to go very far. One only has to take a cursory look at Chief Roy’s record to realize that during a 15 year naval career, not to include his high school Sea Cadet days, Chief spent almost 80 percent of those 15 years on sea duty – on sea duty. That sea duty was spread out between four of the 10 greatest strategic, warfighting vessels known on this planet – the U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier,” Coughlin stated emphatically. “He spent 12 years kicking butt on four capital ships that no other country could possibly ever produce – even if they wanted to. And in that time, Jessica, Christian and Brady also sacrificed for her husband, their father, and their country.” NAS Whiting Field was only Roy’s second shore duty assignment. He met Jessica during his stint at Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine. The rest of his career was spent serving on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) and finally, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). He embraced the idea of sea service early as he participated in the Sea Cadet program

for five years before enlisting. His children were born while he was stationed on two different carriers. By all accounts, he loved them fiercely. According to Jessica, “(they) were his world.” While onboard Carl Vinson, he was even able to surprise them upon his return from a seven-month deployment. The children were in little league, and before the start of the game, the children were requested to turn around and hand the ball to the pitcher. Roy had snuck up behind them in uniform, and when they turned around they were engulfed in a big hug. As he coached Brady and Christian in little league while stationed on the Carl Vinson, coaching them in Santa Rosa County was certainly one appeal of shore duty for Roy. Coughlin stressed in his remarks that such memories help everyone understand how lucky it was that he entered their lives; and that they should be grateful for the time they had. “At the end of the day, it’s the memories we hold, and the testimonials that we share, that make us better people. Our shipmate was a gift from God. Our goal today is to recognize how fortunate – how very fortunate – we were to have known him.”


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Memorial Day observances planned

Several local events are planned related to Memorial Day. • The Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park Foundation will present its annual Memorial Day observance at 1 p.m. May 26 at Veterans Memorial Park. The guest of honor will be Mike Esmond, a Vietnam War veteran. For more information, contact John E. Pritchard at 456-0040. • The Naval Air Station Pensacola Memorial Day service is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 27 at Committal Shelter A in the Barrancas National Cemetery Annex. Keynote speaker will be retired Army Maj. Gen. Al Gilles. For more information, call Robert F. Hall Jr. of the Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council at 456-1561 or 712-3319. • Hillcrest Baptist Church will hold a sunrise service at 5:30 a.m. May 27 at the Wall South at Veterans Memorial Park. Guest speaker will be Air Force Lt. Col. Bobby Woods, deputy commander of the 479th Flying Training Group aboard NAS Pensacola. For more information, contact Gary Graf by phone at 475-8029 or by e-mail at garygraf@cox.net.

Commissary to cut hours on holiday

The Pensacola NAS Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, has announced reduced hours for the Memorial Day holiday. The commissary will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. May 27. Regular hours will resume May 28. For more information, call 452-6880.

NEX announces shorter holiday hours

The Navy Exchange (NEX) Pensacola Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West, has announced reduced hours for the Memorial Day holiday. The NEX Mall will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 27. For more information, call 458-8258.

Military welcome at free shooting event

Santa Rosa Shooting Center and The Relevant Life Church are teaming up to present a military appreciation sporting clay shooting event from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow, May 18 at the shooting center at 6950 Quintette Road in Pace. The event is free for the first 140 active, retired and reserve military that sign up and a free lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, go to www.myrelevantlife.com/clay/.

Budget for Baby classes scheduled

Officials at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society are offering Budget for Babies classes. Classes at NAS Pensacola are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23, June 13 and June 27 at the NMCRS facility in Bldg. 191 at 91 Radford Blvd. A class at NAS Whiting Field is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon June 22 in the atrium building. For more information or to make reservations, call 452-2300.

Hope golf tournament kicking off

The Air Force Enlisted Village’s major local fundraising event, the 10th annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic, kicks off today, May 17, at the Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) Golf Course in Niceville. Cost for the two day tournament is $150 per person. Play begins at 12:03 p.m. today, May 17, on The Eagle course. Registration is open online at www.afev.us/GolfClassic or by calling (850) 6513766.

WWII vet sharing story at museum

Retired Marine Col. Justin “Mac” Miller, 98, will be sharing his first-hand experiences of World War II at 10 a.m. tomorrow, May 18, at the National Naval Aviation Museum as part of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Discovery Saturday series. Miller graduated from the Naval Academy in 1937. He joined the Marines and entered flight training in 1940. He flew combat missions in the Solomon Islands in 1944 against the Japanese at Rabaul, New Guinea, followed by combat missions in the Marianas. He earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses, 11 Air Medals and four battle stars. Discovery Saturday events are free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.NavalAviationMuseum.org or call the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at 453-2389.

Flight Academy scholarships available

The National Flight Academy is accepting scholarship applications for 7th to 12th grade students for six-day summer sessions. Application are available online at www.nationalflightacademy.com/ scholarship. A limited number of scholarships are available. Regular registration for summer sessions is also open online at www.nationalflightacademy.com. For more information, call 458-7836 or send an e-mail to info@nationalflightacademy.com.

Registration open for Embry-Riddle

Registration will be open through May 31 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The NASP office is at 250 Chambers Ave., in Bldg. 634, Suite 033. Hours aboard NAS Pensacola are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and

Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The NAS Whiting Field office is in Bldg, 1417, Room 163. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Classes begin May 31. Dates for late registration and add/drop deadlines will be May 31 to June 6. New student orientation will be 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 29 at the NAS Pensacola office. For more information, call 458-1098, send an e-mail to pensacola@erau.edu, or visit www.world wide.erau.edu/locations/pensacola.

Marianna fly-in scheduled for May 18

The Marianna fly-in, usually held in the fall, has been moved to mark National Armed Forces Day. This year’s fly-in is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, May 18, at Marianna Municipal Airport, 3689 Industrial Park Drive. The event will feature the Chipola R/C Aviator, aircraft displays, Young Eagles rides, helicopter rides, food, arts and crafts and prize drawings. A Lockheed 12 from the movie “Amelia” is also scheduled to be on display. A free pancake breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to participating pilots. There also will be a $1 discount on general aviation fuel. In conjunction with the fly-in, an FAA safety seminar is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. today, May 17. Dinner will be provided. For more information, call (850) 482-2281 or email airport@cityofmarianna.com.

Theater group staging comedy-drama

Panhandle Community Theatre will present the comedy-drama “Squabbles” at 7:30 p.m. today, May 17, and tomorrow, May 18, and 2:30 p.m. May 19. Performances continued at 7:30 p.m. May 24 and May 25 and 2:30 p.m. May 26. Tickets are $15. Seating is limited for each show. For reservations, call 221-7599 or e-mail panhandlecommunitytheatre@yahoo.com. The non-profit Panhandle Community Theatre is located one mile off Highway 90 in Pace, in the Storage Masters Center, 4646 Woodbine Road. For more information, go to www.panhandlecommunity theatre.com.

Association running concession stand

Members of the First Class Petty Officer’s Association will be running the concession stand at the Barrancas ballpark for the remainder of the Captain’s Cup softball games. The concession stand will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday through June 11 when games are being played. Proceeds will go to the association’s ball, the trunk or treat event and the children’s holiday party. For more information, contact BM1 Tarnisha Jenkins by phone at 452-3995 or by e-mail at tarnisha.jenkins@navy.mil.

NEX plans customer appreciation event

The Navy Exchange (NEX) Pensacola Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West, has scheduled its semi-annual customer appreciation event, the Family Fun Fitness Carnival, for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, May 18. Activities will include performances by the Creative BMX Sports Team with celebrity autographs, demonstrations, games, prizes, a dunk tank, a bounce house, face painting, complimentary chair massages and free food samplings featuring popcorn and snow cones. For more information, call 458-8258.

mation, call (850) 968-9299 or send an e-mail to chipboes@gmail.com.

Blood drive scheduled for May 21

A blood drive is scheduled from noon to 4:30 p.m. May 21 at NAS Pensacola Headquarters, Bldg. 1500, 150 Hase Road. The Northwest Florida Blood Services Bloodmobile will be on site to take donations. May is military appreciation month and donors will receive a commemorative military T-shirt. For more information, call 473-3853 or go to www.nfbcblood.org.

Navy League plans spouse luncheon

The Pensacola Chapter of the Navy League of the United States has scheduled its 8th annual Military Spouse Appreciation Luncheon for 11:30 a.m. May 22 at New World Landing. Cost is $17.50 for each guest. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jill Stein. WEAR-TV news anchor Sue Straughn will be master of ceremonies. For more information or to make reservations, call 436-8552 or send an e-mail to navyleagueofus@bellsouth.net.

Enlisted breakfast to be held May 29

Each year, the Pensacola Chapter of the Navy League of the United States holds a breakfast to honor outstanding enlisted persons from E-1 to E-9 who have been nominated from the 18 to 22 local commands. The annual Outstanding Enlisted Breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. May 29 at Heritage Hall at Seville Quarter. Cost is $17.50 per person. Guest speaker will be NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins. For more information or to make reservations, call 436-8552 or send an e-mail to navyleagueofus@bellsouth.net.

Kaboom expanding with beach leagues

Kaboom Sports & Social Club is expanding its adult cornhole leagues to Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. All leagues include seven refereed games, a playoff tournament and team T-shirts. There is a 15 percent military discount on all leagues and events. The league line-up includes Monday Night Cornhole at Perdido Key Oyster Bar from May 20 to July 15 for $26.50 per person. The deadline to register is tomorrow, May 18. For more information call (352) 514-3504 go to www.kaboomssc.com.

Learn to write a business plan

The University of West Florida’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), 401 East Chase Street, Suite 100, will present a “Business Planning for Success” workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 21. The workshop will cover the key components and the basics of writing a business plan. The cost is $40. Pre-registration is recommended. To register, call 595-0063 or go to www.sbdc. uwf.edu and click on training.

Workshops to focus on GSA schedules

The Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), 401 East Chase Street, Suite 100, has scheduled two sessions of a workshop entitled “General Services Administration, Federal Supply Schedule – Are You Ready?” Times are from 9 a.m. to noon May 22 or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 22. Participants will gain a better understanding of GSA schedules. The workshop is free, however, pre-registration is recommended. To register, call 595-0063. For more information, go to www.fptac.org.

USO’s program shows appreciation

You can get details about upcoming events at the the Navy Exchange (NEX) by going to www.my navyexchange.com. Click on “Find a Store,” and go to the left-hand column and scroll down to Florida. Then click on Pensacola. Once you are on the mall’s webpage, click on “Special Events.” For more information, call 458-8258.

Operation R&R is in full swing at the NAS Pensacola USO Center. The program gives business and community leaders as well as civic groups a chance to mingle with troops stationed in Pensacola during Military Appreciation Month. A variety of activities are planned. David Stafford, Supervisor of Elections, was the first to sign up and will be sharing nachos and ping pong with the troops May 20. County Commissioner Grover Robinson shared tacos and table tennis with the troops May 8. Other groups participting include Pointe South Realty, which will be hosting a pizza and pool tournament as well as ice cream and karaoke on two days this month. There are still several dates and activities available if you would like to provide food and fun for 75-100 troops. For more information, contact Dana Cervantes, program manager, by phone at 485-6279 or by e-mail at dcervantes@uso.org.

Summer basketball camps announced

Memorial golf tournament to be June 8

NEX events can be found on webpage

The 34th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp sponsored and hosted by the City of Pensacola Department of Leisure Services and the City of Gulf Breeze Department of Recreation will conduct three summer sessions for boys and girls ages 7 to 13. Brochures and information can be obtained regarding the June 24-28, July 15-19 and July 22-26 sessions at the Vickery Community Center in Pensacola and the South Santa Rosa Recreation Center in Gulf Breeze. For more infor-

The 24th annual Bonnie and Cliff Jernigan Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 8 at Cypress Lake Golf Club. Proceeds support Escambia Christian School. Cost is $65 per player (includes green fees, cart, range balls). There will be $10,000 cash and other major prizes. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Tee time is 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. An awards lunch will follow play. For details, call 456-5045 or 288-1263.


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, y a l p o t e v i L play to live D o n ’ t b e o n e o f s u m m e r ’s s t a t i s t i c s From safetycenter.navy.mil and NASP Safety Department

With rising temperatures and the thoughts of Memorial Day’s three-day weekend ahead of us (May 25-27), the NASP safety office wants to remind base personnel to use caution and “live to play, but play to live.” Summer 2012 statistics: Between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2012, 20 Sailors and 13 Marines lost their lives. How they died: • 27 PMV mishaps (20 of these were motorcycles). • 10 were “lost control” (these usually were a result of speeding). • Three were on interstate on-ramps, four were on curves. • Two drowned – an E-3 drowned when caught in rip current. Another E-3 drowned in a pool at home. • Two died during other recreational activities: • An E-4 was hit by SUV while riding bike on base. • An O-6 suffered fatal injuries while riding personal watercraft. • Two pedestrian fatalities: • An E-2 was struck by bus while walking a dog. • An E-6 left vehicle after wreck, struck by oncoming traffic. The impact: • 33 trained and ready Sailors and Marines are no longer with us.

What you can do to stay safe ... Motor vehicle safety tips • Start every trip wellrested. • Drive during daylight hours. • Schedule breaks every two hours. • Never drink and drive. • Pull over if you get tired. It’s better to get there late than not at all. • Use TRiPS for your Trip. TRiPS is the Travel Risk Planning System. • Easy, online survey that helps you recognize and reduce travel risks. • Supervisory involvement is key. • Access TRiPS through Navy Knowledge Online.

• Failed to identify hazards. What the Navy is doing to close the motorcycle training gap: • All Sailors and Marines who ride must take the Basic Rider Course (BRC). • All sport bike riders must take the Military Sportbike Rider Course 60

Motorcycles: Profile of a rider fatality • Sport bike rider. • First year rider. • No formal training. • Younger than 30 years old. • Speeding. • Doesn’t know limitations.

days after completing the BRC. • All cruiser riders must take the Experienced Rider Course. • Refresher training is required every three years. • See your command Motorcycle Safety Representative to sign up

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• Take a Coast Guard approved boating safety class. • Ensure everyone aboard has a personal flotation device. Preventing sexual assault: Be an active bystander • Be a third wheel. If it seems like the potential perpetrator is trying to isolate your shipmate (offering him or her a ride, inviting him or her to their home, etc.) go with them. • Cause a distraction. Make up an excuse to get your friend get away from the potential perpetrator (e.g., “I think I lost my phone. Can you help me look for it?” Or, “I was thinking of grabbing some food, want to go?”) • Direct approach: Talk to your friend to ensure he or she is doing OK. Pull your shipmate aside and say you think the situation is dangerous. Point out the

potential perpetrator’s disrespectful behavior in a safe manner to de-escalate the situation. Recommend to a bartender or party host that potential victim or perpetrator has had too much to drink • Involve others: Grab a friend or two before speaking with the potential perpetrator. If the situation seems to be escalating, call the police. For more, go to www.safehelpline.org. Suicide warning signs • Expressing suicidal thoughts. • Increased drug and/or alcohol use. • Withdrawal from friends and family. • Recklessness. • Remember ACT: Ask, Care, Treat. • Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255. For more, go to www.public.navy.mil/navs afecen.

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From Marine Corps to Nurse Corps By Jason J. Bortz NHP PAO

Ens. Shauna Ralston, a labor and delivery nurse with the Women and Children’s Department, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), loves challenges. Why else would a straight “A” student with a full scholarship decide to enlist in the United States Marine Corps? Growing up in Milton, Ralston was very active in sports and had planned on a career in physical therapy. Her father had served in the Marine Corps, but it was her sister that inspired her to pursue being a Marine. “My sister was in the Marine Corps, and her stories about the challenges of boot camp intrigued me,” said Ralston. “I thought I could do (boot camp).” After attending her sister’s boot camp graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Ralston decided to speak to a recruiter. Her plan was to enlist in the Marine Corps and take a few years to decide if physical therapy was a career she still wanted. She just had to find a way to tell

Ens. Shauna Ralston, a labor and delivery nurse with the Women and Children’s Department, Naval Hospital Pensacola, was an aerial navigator in the Marine Corps before deciding to become a Navy nurse. Ralston used the Medical Enlistment Commissioning Program to earn a nursing degree.

her parents that she was turning down a full scholarship to University of South Alabama to be a Marine. “I prayed about it and said if it’s the right decision, my parents will support me,” said Ralston, “and they were super supportive.” Ralston enlisted to be an aerial navigator because her recruiter told her it would be hard and she would get to travel, which for someone who spent her entire life in the small town of Milton, was very excit-

ing. As part of the air crew on a KC-130 Hercules air transport plane, Ralston did get to travel. “I traveled to Iceland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Djibouti, Canada, Bahrain, Hawaii, Guam ... ,” said Ralston, who also participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. After eight years as an aerial navigator, Ralston learned that that military occupational specialty in the Marine Corps was to be removed and that her future in the Marine

Corps was uncertain. that I just had to follow, always goes above and Having already decided but as a nurse, every beyond what is expected that she didn’t want to be patient is different,” said and she always wants to a Marine Corps officer, Ralston, who someday educate the patients and she began thinking again hopes to be a profession- staff. She has handled of going to college to al educator. “There is no the transition (from study physical therapy, such thing as a typical Marine Corps) to the Navy well.” but her husband pushed day as a nurse.” Ralston has never Though it usually surher to look for an option that would capitalize on prises her patients and backed down from a her time in the Marine peers when they find out challenge, but instead Corps. It was then that she was a Marine, they faces them, which is a often Ralston heard about the are quick to point out the characteristic Medical Enlistment quality nursing care that shared by Marines and nurses. Commissioning Program Ralston provides. “I loved being a “She is very thorough that would allow her to remain on active duty and meticulous,” said Lt. Marine, but I love being while earning a nursing Mohneke Broughton, a nurse,” said Ralston. division officer, Women “Instead of having degree. Children’s Marines I’m responsible Upon being accepted and “She for, I have patients.” for the program, Staff Department. Sgt. Ralston attended the University of West Florida to earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing. “(School) was a challenge, but I loved it,” said Ralston, who earned the Marine Corps rank of gunnery sergeant before graduating. “It was hard attending school as a 30year-old with 19- and 20-year-olds, but I set a goal to get straight ‘As’ and I did.” Since reporting to Naval Hospital Pensacola last year, Ralston has adapted to life as a Navy officer and as a nurse, but it has not always been easy. Then-Staff Sgt. Shauna Ralston, an aerial navigator with “(As an aerial naviga- the Marine Corps, stands on the beaches of Iwo Jima, tor), I had a checklist Japan, after being promoted.

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DoD’s Summer Reading Program features travel theme By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – Libraries across the Defense Department will begin offering the fourth annual Summer Reading Program to students on their installations to promote reading for fun, a Navy General Library official said. Nilya Carrato, program assistant for the Navy General Library Program, highlighted DoD’s Summer Reading Program during an interview. “The Summer Reading Program operates on DoD installations worldwide, and it runs, generally, between

Memorial Day and Labor Day, although we know school gets out at different times all around the world,” she said. “And it’s a way for students to have fun reading so they don’t go back to school behind the (power) curve.” Carrato used sports as an example of practicing a skill to stay prepared. “If you play a lot of sports, you need to know how to run,” Carrato said. “If you want to learn in school, you’ve got to already have your reading skills. And if you don’t practice, you lose them.” Reading is much less of a chore for a child who enjoys it, she added.

“If you don’t practice (reading) over the summer, you can go back a few weeks behind your classmates in terms of your reading skills,” Carrato said. “And that might not be so bad this year, but by the time they’re in sixth grade, they can be a whole year behind their classmates as far as their reading skills, because it does add up over time.” This year’s Summer Reading program theme is a travel theme: “Have Book, Will Travel.” “We’ll be reading about airplanes and cars, and (asking), ‘If you could go anywhere, where would you go?’ ” Carrato said. “But it’s not nec-

essary that you have to read about (that) theme – just (have) fun. Those are the program ideas.” The program will apply throughout the Defense Department, and it will be available at installation libraries and at some child and youth programs during the summer, Carrato said. “It goes all ages,” she added. “Some bases will even do it for adults.” In addition to the travel theme, the program includes incentives to participate, Carrato said, such as bookmarks and other prizes, as well as crafts parties. This year, she said, participants can earn a mil-

itary challenge coin for reading. During last year’s program, Carrato said, Defense Department children put in almost 30 years of reading time. “We get the reports back from all of the installations around the world about how many minutes their kids read, and how many pages their kids read, and I add it all up,” Carrato said. “It’s millions of minutes.” Students can sign up at their local installation library or online. For more information on the DoD Summer Reading Program go to http://ila.org/ dodsumread/.


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Watch the gardens grow Tour stops at six ‘secret’ spots By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Roses, palm trees and bird houses are some of the special attractions for this year’s Secret Gardens of the Emerald Coast Tour, said Becky Richbourg, one of the tour organizers. The annual event, which is presented by the Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs, has been expanded to two days this year, Richbourg said. The self-guided tour will feature six private gardens – most in western Escambia County. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, May 18, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Tours will go on rain or shine. Advance tickets will be on sale for $10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, May 17, at the Pensacola Garden Center, 1850 North Ninth Ave. Tickets will be $15 on tour days at any of the garden locations. Admission is free for children younger than 12. Here are some details on the gardens: • 4545 Lassassier Drive, Northeast Pensacola: Features a greenhouse, ferns, camellias, hydrangeas, caladiums, azaleas, gingers and palms. Guests also can speak with Darlene Bonelli, a horticulturalist and garden counselor. • 8094 Conrad St., off of Gulf Beach Highway: An established country garden featuring azaleas, zinnias, day lilies, hydrangeas, salvias, privet bushes and camellias. A pond is lined with water lilies, ferns, elephant ears, gingers, butterfly bush, roses and banana trees. There also will be a display by representatives from the Rose Society. • 1110 Bauer Road, West Pensacola: This property features a magnolia-lined driveway, water features, palm trees, bamboo, and native and exotic plants. It also has tropical hydroponic greenhouses. There also will be a display by representatives from the Palm Society. • 762 Halcyon Circle, West Pensacola: This traditional Southern garden with a view of Perdido Bay features crepe myrtles, azaleas, camellias, caladiums, iris, weeping willows and a hydroponic garden. Stained glass by Arnold Roberts will be on display inside the home. There also will be a display by representatives of the Bonsai Society and vintage glass garden art flowers and bird feeders will be available for purchase.

A variety of plants and landscape designs are on exhibit in a garden that was featured as part of last year’s Secret Garden of the Emerald Coast Tour. Photo from Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs

• 650 Halcyon Circle, West Pensacola: This garden features hydrangeas, azaleas, camellias and day lilies, as well as a fig tree, a bald cypress, an old cedar and a staghorn fern. • 5399 Blue Angel Parkway, West Pensacola: Features 13 acres of pecan trees filled with azaleas, hydrangea, day lilies, amaryllis, agapanthus and herbs. A large vegetable garden includes corn, peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, squash and cucumbers Home-grown honey will be on sale and Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions. Limited quantities of “The Gulf Coast Landscape: From Apalachicola to New Orleans,” a book by Mike Robertson, will be on sale for the discounted price of $15 at all of the tour stops. For more information, call 432-6095, e-mail to secretgardentour@pensacolagardencenter.com or go to www.pensacolagardenercenter.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Scary Movie 5,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Evil Dead,” R, 9:30 p.m.; “Oblivion,” PG-13, 6 p.m., 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Jurassic Park” (3D), PG-13, noon; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 2:50 p.m.; 5:20 p.m.; “Evil Dead,” R, 8 p.m.; “42,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “Oblivion,” PG-13, 3:10 p.m., 5:40 p.m.; “Scary Movie 5,” PG-13, 8:20 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Jurassic Park” (3D), PG-13, noon; “Evil Dead,” R, 2:40 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 4:40 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s Temptation,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Scary Movie 5,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (2D), PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Oblivion,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY

“42,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Evil Dead,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “The Host,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m. (Note: Portside Cinema is now open every Monday.)

TUESDAY

“Scary Movie 5,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “Oblivion,” PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY “Jurassic Park” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Host,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Evil Dead,” R, 5:10

p.m.; “Oblivion,” PG-13, 6 p.m., 7:10 p.m.

THURSDAY COST

“Scary Movie 5,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “42,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Tyler Perry’s Temptation,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

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

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • MWR Summer Hire Teen Job Fair: 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow, May 18, in the lobby at Radford Fitness Center. MWR hires eligible teens (ages 15-18) for part-time summer recreation aid jobs. Attend the job fair to interview and pick up applications. For more information, call 452-5405. • Armed Force Day Pentathlon: Tomorrow, May 18, Corry Station pool. Open to all USA registered swimmers. For more information, call aquatics department at 452-9429 or 5545700. • Movies on the Lawn: At dusk on second and fourth Saturday of month through August on the lawn in front of Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. Bring blankets, chairs and coolers. Movies are free. Check MWR website for notices in case of rain. For information, call 452-2372. • Discount tickets: Sam’s Fun City and Surf City is offering summer discounts. Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 and save $116.43 on Family of Four Pack Annual Pass, which includes 10 percent off on food and guest passes. ITT also offers savings on Catalina, Keys to the City and Wet & Wacky passes. Purchase. While you are there, check out the discounts available for vacation attractions. For information, call 452-6354. • Intramural Sports: NAS Pensacola office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 627. Call 452-4391. Racquetball, 11:15 a.m. June 3. There are entry deadlines for each event. NAS Corry Station office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 3738. Call 452-6520. Corn-hole singles, 11:15 a.m. May 26; and swimming, 5 p.m. June 13. There are entry deadlines for events. For more information about Intramural Sports, e-mail john.russo@navy.mil or go to www.captainscup.org. • Summer Day Camp: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3 to Aug. 16 at the NASP Youth Center, Bldg 3690. Weekly fees based on total family income. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and field trips included in weekly fee. To register, call Nancy Kilgo at 293-5843. • Aquatics: Outdoor pools open for summer May 25. Corry Station lap swim, 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; recreation swim, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mustin Beach lap swim, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; recreation swim, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 452-9429. • Special offer for pet owners: Walk-in microchip clinic is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1. Chips are $28 for each insert. $2 user fee includes registration for life. For more information, contact the Vet Clinic at 452-6882. • British soccer camps: June 10-14 at the Navy Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Four age groups. Register before April 26 and receive a British soccer jersey. Register online at www.challengersports.com. For more information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and holidays and 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Off-base trips leave from the NASP Liberty Center, but you must sign up in advance. For more information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty. htm.


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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; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to 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 a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions such as a Military Protective Order (MPO), separation from offender, expedited transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger either command nor 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 provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990 x0; or during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Welcoming new personnel: Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. Commands should ensure 100 percent sponsor assignment. Training is offered monthly. Trained sponsors can provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. To register for the next training session, call 452-5609. • Positive Parenting: Being an effective parent is both rewarding and

challenging. Classes provide a practical approach to raising happy, respectful, self-reliant, healthy, confident, cooperative and responsible children. Six weeks of classes. To register, call 452-5609. • Improving relationship without talking about it: Build a happier relationship by developing better communication skills, managing your stress as a couple and finding ways to compromise. You’ll even learn how to fight ... fairly. Class is two, two-hour sessions; call 452-5609 to register.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 455-8280, option 4. • Meals on Wheels: Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce St., is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to homebound elderly citizens of Escambia County. Contact Brenda Turner at 4321475, ext. 410, or visit RSVPCoordinator@coawfla.org.

Support our Troops

• Sea Cadets: The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, (male and female) ages 11 to 18, needs adult volunteers experienced in military matters. For more information, contact CTT2 James Barrett at James.d.barrett1@navy.mil. • The USS Alabama: USS Alabama Memorial in Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with restoration projects, clean displays and other general tasks. For more information, contact Owen Miller at (251) 767-1507. For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532 or email NAS PensacolaCommunity Outreach@Facebook.com.

Worship schedule The Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel and the Lady of Loreto Chapel are closed for renovations. During renovations, Sunday services are being held at the auditorium at Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Bldg. 633. NAS Pensacola Protestant

•Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Protestant Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Women’s Bible study, 9 a.m. Tuesday, J.B. McKamey Center. • Fellowship dinner, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. • Bible study, 6 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic

• Sacrament of Penance, 3:45 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, All Faiths Chapel. • Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, NASC auditorium.

• Mass, noon Monday, Thursday, and Friday, All Faiths Chapel. Latter Day Saints

• Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. NASP Corry Station Protestant

• Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, chapel conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Praise and worship, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Roman Catholic

• Mass, noon Sunday. • Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, small chapel. Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic

• Mass, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Protestant

• Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 452-2341.

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High back office chair, black vinyl, with arms and adjustable features, swivels A b - d o e r , and with four nice, rowing machine, casters, $30 each. $25. 497-9780 K e n m o r e w a s h e r / d r y e r, Leather G-1 $300 for set. navy flight 1950s iron jacket, original indoor/outdoor 1944 pattern, furniture with g o v e r n m e n t yellow cushions, issued, mouton $1,500 obo. 981- collar, new cuffs 1098 and waistband. No squadron Great summer patches. Size 42. family fun! Great soft Freedom Boat condition. $150. C l u b 497-9780 Membership for sale. Originally 3 tier black $7,250. $3,500 glass flat screen includes admin tv stand nearly fees. 251-219new, 40W24H, 4486 $75. 492-9811 Electric stove, $50, and 6-foot treated picnic tables, $80. 5427655

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Ships bell clocks, antique, fine condition, ideal father’s day gifts. 6078009

$55 15x3 intex pool, pump, ladder, cover. PVC piping, fittings and draw drapes for sliding glass doors. Sewing materials also available. 492-0275, leave message.

Glass Block used 7.750”sq. 60pcs 2.50 each or $100 for lot. 261-0305

Men’s clothing. Mostly shirts and sweaters size medium and large. Some Batik from Indonesia. $2$10 each. 6072012 B u l o v a watch. Self winding. 1978 Rose Bowl with Michigan State logo. Works great. $100. 607-2012

Verizon at North Navy will get a 18x24” canvas photo to Toshiba DVD your parents for Articles for sale movers box with video recorder JVC VHS video extras, $150. your new Go-Cart 5 HP. with 6 cd’s. activation. Nice living tape player, VCR

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W h i t e Whirlpool dryer, good condition, $75. Call 9410254 leave a message Dining room set, china cabinet and hutch, $250. Dining table and six chairs, $200. 453-6086 M i s t r a l Wi n d S u r f e r. Board, sail, boom, has centerboard, perfect for the bay, excellent condition, $300. 492-5967

4-piece maple queen bedroom suite. Mattress, linens, guest barely used, $525. Sevenfoot couch, six cushions, two bolsters, fresh cleaned, no wear, $350. 6236737 Milton Sturdy metal glasstop table, four cushioned chairs, $325. Wicker settee, deck chairs, swing chairs, miscellaneous furniture. 6236737 Milton Excellent value home interior, 17 wall pictures and 7 wall decorations, $4 and $5 each. 542-7753

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Beautiful home to share 2 minutes from NAS. Nonsmoking and c a b l e . References and d e p o s i t . $495/month. 251-391-4632. Leave message.

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2004 Honda VTX1300C, 15,000 miles, many upgrades, Cadillac 1994 garage kept, Cream Puff $4,000. 51684,000 miles, 8768 red, leather, cold A/C, L/N tires, Honda Shadow Autorama. Lot, S a b r e $4,000. 944- V T 1 1 0 0 C 2 , 10,000 miles, 9539 many extras, garage kept, Trucks/Vans, $3,500. 516SUVs 8768 Ford van, 1995 Club Wagon, 7 passengers. Immaculate. $9,500 in repairs & maintenance. $3,900. 9449539

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