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Memorial Day ceremony at NASP ... A Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. May 29 at Barrancas National Cemetery. Speakers will include NASP Commanding Officer Christopher Martin and retired Army Maj. Gen. Al Gilley. The ceremony is open to anyone who wishes to remember those who have given their lives in service to their country. Event sponsors include the Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council and Barrancas National Cemetery. For more information, call Robert Hall at 712-3319 or go to www.gcvacflalms.org.

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Symposium offers powerful panels Story, photo by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Duane Theissen, president and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, set the stage for two days of discussions as he welcomed guests to the annual Naval Aviation Symposium May 11. Theissen pointed out a group of ensigns and first lieutenants sitting in the audience. “They are the future of where we are going,” he said. Then he asked retired Navy Cmdr. Charles Luczak to stand up. Luczak, a veteran naval aviator, received his wings in 1944 and flew TBM Avengers. He went on to make the Navy a career flying patrol and support aircraft. “He flew through the Cold War. He flew in Vietnam. He is part of the legacy we inherited as naval aviators and that we are

trying to carry forward,” Theissen said. “That’s what it is all about. Who are we? What is our commitment? How are we going to do it?” Museum Director Sterling Gilliam, a retired Navy captain, said it was an honor for him to kick off the first panel discussion with past, present and future naval aviators in the audience. “So many of my mentors are in the room today,” he said. Gilliam recounted some of the recent naval aviation missions in critical areas around the world as he introduced the theme for this year: “Power Projection in the 21st Century.” “We are going to give you a peek under the hood of how the Navy projects that power around the world,” he said. Beginning in 1987, the symposium aims to preserve the See Symposium on page 2

Navy Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces, takes a question from a member of the audience May 12 during the Naval Aviation Symposium at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

NETPDC program analyst recognized as CFC Hero Story, photo by Ed Barker NETPDC Public Affairs

Laticia Jackson, health educator, Naval Hospital Pensacola, talks to a patient May 4 about participating in the Medical Home Port Population Health Program.

New team at NHP focuses on healthy lifestyle changes Story, photo by Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs

Naval Hospital Pensacola is currently implementing a wellness and lifestyle program designed to help promote healthy lifestyle changes and improve the physical wellbeing of patients. The Medical Home Port Population Health program was created to provide patients with a health care support team focused on a patient’s individual wellness, fitness and weight loss needs. The program was started last year and was specifically created to assist patients who frequent the hospital with health conditions that could be better managed with lifestyle changes. Many of these patients have condi-

tions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or use tobacco products. By changing unhealthy habits, patients can improve their overall health and reduce the number of health care visits. “Many illnesses are lifestyle related,” said Laticia Jackson, health educator, Naval Hospital Pensacola. “Change does not happen overnight, but we are here to support our patients through making lifestyle changes and we work with them as a team.” Patients who are good candidates for the program are identified by their primary care manager (PCM) at NHP and are referred to the Health Promotion and Wellness Department.

A program analyst at the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) was honored as a National Combined Federal Campaign (CDC) Hero at an awards ceremony at Saufley Field May 11. Bill Marvel, acting chairperson for the Southeast Tri-State Region Combined Federal Cam-

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Fill out your survey The 2017 Command Climate Survey (DEOCS) will be available from May 22 to June 9. The survey is open to all military and civilian personnel (with the exception of contractors). Everyone will have the opportunity take the survey one of two ways. You can fill out a paper survey that Command Assessment team members will have available for you or, you can take the online survey. Everyone will receive an email with the pass codes to access the online survey. No matter your rank, your opinions matter. Your chain of command is listening. The goal is to have everyone complete a survey. Here are some points to remember: • The DEOCS is an anonymously-administered instrument that can be completed from any computer with Internet access. • You don’t need to use your Common Access Card (CAC). • You don’t need to use a government computer. • You can access the survey from your home computer. • You can access the survey from your smartphone. •You can go to the library or Internet café. – From Command Managed Equal Opportunity Manager

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paign, presented the award to Chrissy Wagner, program analyst for the Navy Advancement Center Strategic Analysis and Metrics Branch. “Every year, the Office of Personnel Management recognizes campaigns and volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions to the CFC through their dedication and creativity,” Marvel said. “The CFC Heroes Awards are given

Capt. Kertreck Brooks, NETPDC commanding officer (left) congratulates Chrissy Wagner, NETPDC program manager and CFC Hero. With them are CFC representatives Ron Denson and Bill Marvel.

Changes will help Sailors with credentialing process By MC 2 Taylor L. Jackson CIWT Public Affairs

Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) announced two program changes and an added feature on its website May 1. A new policy update, to be eligible for Navy COOL credential funding support, reduces the minimum 12 or more months’ time remaining-inservice requirement down to six or more months. Sailors who have at least six months remaining on their current contracts are now authorized to pursue civilian licensing opportunities through Navy COOL. Waivers for those with less than six months remaining on their

current contract may be available; waiverable conditions are outlined on the Navy COOL website. “The time-in-service change allows Sailors to pursue credentials throughout their military life cycle, from completion of technical training until they become eligible for transition opportunities,” said Jim Johnson, the Navy’s voluntary education service chief. Navy COOL also announced a pilot program to fund credentials aligned with academic degrees or academic certificates. Until now, COOL services have assisted with providing credentialing See COOL on page 2

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historyandheritageofnavalaviationby highlightinghistoricaleventsinwhichU.S. naval aviation has played a major role. EachMaythesymposiumattractsnearly 2,000guestsincludingactiveandretired militaryflagandgeneralofficerstoindustryexecutivesandthegeneralpublic. The event featured the following briefingsonthecurrentandfuturerole ofnavalaviation: •PowerProjectioninthe21stCentury:Squadroncommandingofficersof CarrierAirWingThree(CVW-3)discussedrecentoperationsagainstISIS, havingconducted1,801sortiesandemployedmorethan1.2millionpoundsof ordnancein2016aspartofOperationInherentResolve. •NavalAviation’sImpactinPower Projection...AStrikeGroupCommander’sPerspective:CarrierAirWingcommanders and the captains of two Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN69)andUSSHarryS.Truman (CVN75),detailednavalaviation’srole from the perspective of carrier strike groupleadership. •PowerProjectionTodayandTomorrow...TheRoleofLargeDeckAirCapableWarships:RearAdm.JohnMeier, firstcommandingofficeroftheNavy’s nextgenerationofaircraftcarriersUSS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), and Capt. MichaelBaze,secondcommandingofficeroftheNavy’snewestamphibious assaultshipsinservice,USSAmerica (LHA6),discussedthefutureofaircapablewarships. •Adm.WilliamMoran,ViceChiefof NavalOperations,wastheguestspeaker ataMay11reception. •NavalAviationTodayandTomorrow(FlagPanel):NavyViceAdm.Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces,wasthemoderatorforaMay12 paneloftopleadershipinNavyandMarineCorpsaviation.Panelistsincluded MarineCol.JimAdams,branchhead, Aviation Plans and Policy Branch, DeputyCommandantforAviation;Navy ViceAdm.NoraW.Tyson,Commander, U.S.Third Fleet; Navy RearAdmiral Scott D. Conn, commander, Carrier Strike Group Four; Navy RearAdm. Roy J. Kelley, director, Joint Strike FighterFleetIntegrationOffice;Marine Brig.Gen.GregoryMosiello,assistant commanderforLogisticsandIndustrial Operations NAVAIR, AIR-6.0; and Navy RearAdm. Dell Bull, Chief of NavalAirTraining(CNATRA).Theofficersdiscussedcurrentchallengesfacingnavalaviationandfutureinitiatives. Theaudienceofmostlyactive-dutymilitaryalsogottohearaboutsomehottopics during the question-and-answer sessionattheendoftheflagpaneldiscussion.

Celebrating military diving ... Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander of Navy Region Southeast, conducts an on-camera interview with a local news station about the Month of the Military Diver (MOTMD) event May 12 at Naval Support Activity Panama City. The event showcased static and interactive displays highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career fields throughout the various branches of service in the realm of military diving. Photo by MC2 Fred Gray IV

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opportunitiesbasedontheSailor’senlisted ratingortheirworkinacollateraldutyor out-of-ratingassignment.ThenewopportunitywillallowSailorstopursuecredentialsbasedontheireducation,eveniftheir degreeoracademiccertificatedoesnot alignwiththeirmilitaryoccupation. “Aligningcredentialswithformaleducationleveragesthebestattributesofboth developmentalpaths,leadingtoabetterroundedSailor,”Johnsonsaid.“Toensure success,Sailorsshouldcontinuepreparing forcertificationexamsalignedtotheireducation as they do for any other Navy COOLopportunities.” InacontinuousefforttokeeptheNavy CFC from page 1

tothecampaign’s‘unsungheroes’ whomadesignificantdifferences anddemonstratedleadershipqualitiesintheircampaign.Ms.Wagnercertainlydisplaysallofthose qualities.” Accordingtohernomination, WagnerhasbeencontinuouslyinvolvedinCFCdatingbacktoher Navyactive-dutyservicein1977, excellingineveryposition,including keyperson, loaned executive andchairperson.Forthe2015and 2016CFCcampaigns,shecoordinated the NAS Pensacola CFC golf tournament fundraisers, resultingina40percentincreasein onlinedonations. NETPDCCommandingOfficerCapt.KertreckBrookssaidthat Wagner’sdedicationtoCFCisextraordinaryandhercoordinationof theCFCgolftournamentshavebecomeahugeassettotheoverall campaign. “Twoyearsago,whenChrissy coordinatedtheinauguraltournament,itwasextremelysuccessful andhasbecomenotonlyafunannualevent,butakeycomponentof

COOLwebsitesup-to-datewithindustry website trends and practices, all of the NavyCOOLwebsites,includingDepartmentoftheNavy(DON)COOL,Navy COOLandDONCivilianCOOL,now havealivechatfeature.Theserviceallows userstocommunicatedirectlywithNavy COOLstaffinrealtime.Astaffmemberis availabletoanswerquestionsaboutthe programbetween7a.m.and4p.m.CentralStandardTime(CST). “Mostquestionscanbeaddressedviaa simplechatwhilesurfingthewebsite,” said Keith Boring, Navy COOL’s programdirector.“AddingchattotheCOOL websitebenefitstheSailorswhodonot desiretophonetheNavy’scredentialing program via long-distance or write a

theNASPensacolaCFCactivities,”Brookssaid.“Hercreativity, dedication and insight over the years have translated into many thousandsofdollarsthatbenefitted awide-rangeofCFCcharities.” Wagnersaidshewassurprised bytherecognitionandshehasalwaysenjoyedhelpingpeople. “Ibelievethatifyouwantgood things, you have to do good things,”Wagnersaid.“Iwasabit of a wild child in my younger years,soI’vebeenworkingatadjustingmyKarmaintherightdirection.SupportingCFChasbeen meaningfulandfun.” NETPDC’smissionistoprovide productsandservicesthatenable andenhanceeducation,training,careerdevelopmentandpersonneladvancementintheNavy.Elements ofthecommandincludetheVoluntaryEducation(VOLED)Department, the Navy Advancement Center(NAC)andtheResources ManagementDepartment. ForinformationonCFC,goto www.opm.gov/combined-federalcampaign/. For information on NETPDC,gotowww.netc.navy. mil/netc/netpdc/Default.htm.

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola (May 19 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). There was no winner of last week’s NASP History in Focus.

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

The image on the right side is 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,

lengthye-mail.Thisnewfeatureprovides us with expanded capabilities to assist Sailorsthroughouttheworld.” Navy COOL provides information aboutlicensesandcertificationsapplicabletoallNavyoccupations,offeringresourcesandfundingtohelpSailorsgain appropriateciviliandesired,andinmany casesrequired,credentials.Formoreinformation about Navy COOL, visit www.cool.navy.mil/ orcall452-6683. NavyCOOLislocatedwiththeCenter forInformationWarfareTraining,which deliverstrainedinformationwarfareprofessionalstotheNavyandjointservices, enablingoptimalperformanceofinformationwarfareacrossthefullspectrumof militaryoperations.

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Thedepartmentcontactsthepatientstoseeiftheyare interestedinparticipatingintheprogram,whichisvoluntary.Ifpatientschoosetoparticipate,theywillmake aninitialappointmentwiththeprogrammanager. “Duringtheinitialappointment,patientswillmeet withseveralmembersofthehealthcareteamincluding myselfandahealtheducator,”saidCarolBuckland, programmanager,HealthPromotionandWellnessDepartment.“We’llexplainthedetailsoftheprogramand identifygoalsthatareimportanttothepatient.” Overaperiodof90days,patientsfocusonindividualgoalswiththesupportofateamthatincludesdieticians,fitnesscoaches,healtheducators,lifecoaches andotherexperts.Fromlearningtoplanmealstolearningtocopewithstress,patientslearntheskillstomake lifestylechangesthatwillimprovetheiroverallhealth. Sinceitsinceptionlastyear,Bucklandandherteam haveseenmanysuccessstories.Sherecentlysawapreviousprogramparticipantwholostalmost40pounds whileparticipatingintheprogram. “Iwassoproudofhim,butmoreimportantly,he wasproudofhimself,”Bucklandsaid. Whilenoteveryonewhoparticipatesmayseesuch drastic changes, everyone who participates will be giventhetoolstobetheirownsuccessstory. PatientsenrolledatNHPwhowouldliketoparticipate intheprogramshouldcontacttheirMedicalHomePort TeamorspeakwiththeirPCM.Theprogramwillalso soonbeavailableatNavalAirStationWhitingFieldas wellforpatientsenrolledtothebranchclinicthere.

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It is best to remember simple life lesson: Never say never By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

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swore I would never do it. But there I was on a gurney, begging my doctor to please, for the love of God, give me a flipping epidural right this minute. It was the birth of our third child, Lilly, and up until that point, I had insisted on enduring labor pains without medication. Ridiculous, I know. Something a crunchy California nurse had said during my first prenatal classes had me believing that epidurals caused prolonged contractions and emergency C-sections. However, twelve hours into labor number three, I discarded my fears, scruples and dignity, and begged the doctor to inject me with something – morphine, vodka, battery acid, anything – to stop the pain. Life is funny like that. One minute, we think we have it all figured out, and the next thing we know, we’ve changed our own rules. Milestones like marriage, childbirth, military service, teen parenting and financial responsibility present us with new sets of circumstances

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requiring new standards. Before marriage, I rolled my eyes at those couples who I’d see canoodling in public. “They’re faking it,” I thought and believed that people in real relationships didn’t give each other eyelash kisses and lick ice cream off each other’s noses. I thought I’d never be corny like them. But then, I met my husband, Francis. Within weeks, we became one of those annoying couples who couldn’t be in each other’s presence without fingers laced or limbs intertwined. We would stare into each other’s eyes, sniff each other’s hair (Francis had hair in those days) and pick little bits of lint and crumbs off of each other’s clothing. Nauseating! During pregnancy, I proclaimed numerous “I nevers” that were eventually abandoned. I said I would never

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, was a military spouse for more than 25 years. Her husband recently retired from the Navy. Her syndicated column appears in military and civilian newspapers including Stars and Stripes, and on her blog, www.themeat andpotatoesoflife.com. nurse my baby in public, change his diaper while in an airplane seat, let him cry it out, strap him to a toddler leash, let him watch two Disney movies in a row, give his binky back after he dropped

it in the dirt, or scream like a lunatic at his pee-wee soccer games. Oh, well! Military spouses make rules to stay organized and deal with stress. Some proclaim they’ll never live on base, join spouses clubs, or let the kids eat Fruit Loops for dinner during deployments. But at some point, “I never” tends to turn into “Don’t knock it ’till you try it.” Desperate to make new friends after moving overseas, I did something I never thought I’d do – I joined an Army spouses’ bowling league. A typical Navy wife, I thought bowling was just a cover for to chitchat, beer and pizza. Little did I know, Army wives were serious about their bowling. After one wife complained that I stepped into her lane and laughed too loudly, I straightened up. Ironically, my team, which we named “Great Balls of Fire,” came in second place at the end of the season and I had made new friends after all. Parenting teenagers crushed my edicts like walnuts. Despite my many prohibitions, I eventually gave in and let them use electron-

ics in their rooms, watch Rrated movies and wear jeans to church. And I’ll admit it – I often use my cell phone to call them for dinner, even when they’re in the same house. Now that we feel the pinch of college tuition bills, I’ll push my shopping cart a half mile across the parking lot in a torrential downpour just to get my quarter back. I’ll wait around at the commissary for a rotisserie chicken to be reduced to $3.99. And after going to the movies (using a military discount, of course) I’ve even found popcorn in my bra and eaten it. Reality drives us to do things we previously thought tacky, lazy, or negligent. But we must remember that life’s challenges and milestones can also reveal courage, strength and character we never thought we had. So, when pondering whether to eat a smoked turkey leg while wearing a bathing suit during a family outing to a water park, choosing between a minivan or a sports car, or deciding whether or not to stay in the military for 20 years, experience instills this simple life lesson: Never say never.

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NSWC Panama City expands advantage with unmanned aircraft certification By NSWC Panama City Division Public Affairs

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ANAMA CITY, Fla. (NNS) – A U.S. Navy aviation unit received its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) certification recently for research, development, test and evaluation missions. The aviation unit, the Dragon Masters, is a research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) unit comprised of 26 Navy enlisted and officers, that is now certified to fly these systems of less than 55 pounds for experimental purposes. NSWC PCD special projects officer Navy Lt. Jeff Mandel believes this safe-for-flight certification will pay huge dividends for NSWC PCD and the U.S. Navy as a whole by being able to test new systems that support mine warfare and littoral operations missions. “The commercial sector is building and improving small UASs at breakneck speed which the U.S. Navy would be hard pressed to keep up with using traditional acquisition pipelines,” Mandel said. “Now that we have our foot in the door, we can keep up with these new advances and rapidly bring new capabilities to our warfight-

ers all over the world.” The Dragon Masters unit collaborates and supports the mine warfare fleet that flies MH-53E and MH-60S helicopters for RDT&E missions. The certification is another way NSWC PCD is expanding the advantage between the U.S. and its adversaries. Mandel said having the ability to utilize UAS capabilities presents both unique opportunities and threats that should be analyzed. “There are several other NAVSEA commands wanting to utilize UAS capabilities, but none of them have an aviation entity attached to them like NSWC PCD does which puts them at a significant disadvantage to try and understand how to create an unmanned aviation program from scratch,” said Mandel. NSWC PCD fleet liaison officer in charge Lt. Cmdr. Thomas

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) quality assurance officer Lt. Jon Gayfield discusses how the unmanned aircraft systems certification will support NSWC PCD’s research, development, test and evaluation mission. Photo by Eddie Green

Dill said the program was established to meet former Secretary of the U.S. Navy (SecNav) Ray Mabus’ direction and allow

NSWC PCD to continue flying UASs for the development of various warfare systems, sensors and tech transition protocol.

Aviation Command Retention Bonus continued From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The Aviation Command Retention Bonus (ACRB) has been continued, the Navy announced in a message May 9. According to NavAdmin 115/17, the ACRB is designed to retain those officers with the talent and command experience in our primary warfighting missions critical for the future of the Navy. ACRB applicants must be currently serving as commanding officer (CO) of an eligible operational (OP), operational training (OP-T) or special mission (SM) O-5 command in order to apply. Eligible commands are those OP, OP-T and SM O-5 commands for which the annual Aviation Command Screen Board selects officers to serve as CO, excluding second-in-grade/sequential/bonus/fleet replacement squadron commands. Eligibility to apply for the ACRB ends on the last day of command. Post command commanders not on contract who served as CO of an eligible OP, OP-T or special SM O-5 command be-

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Kestrels” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 takes off from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security. Photo by MC3 Matthew Granito

tween Oct. 1, 2016 and fiscal year 2017 ACRB Program NavAdmin release date are eligible to apply for a limited time. Signed contracts must be received by PERS-435 within 30 days of NavAdmin release. COs who take the bonus will be paid in two installments of $18,000 per year and are obligated to serve through their 21st and 22nd years of service – ensuring there are enough O-5s with command

experience – encouraging retention until these officers are in zone for promotion to O-6. Specific details, eligibility and application procedures can be found on the Navy Personnel Command Aviation Career Continuation Pay web page at www. public. navy.mil/ bupers-npc/officer/detailing/ aviation/ocm/pages/accp.aspx. For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/npc.

NSWC PCD will qualify and designate the aviation detachment pilots as the initial cadre of air vehicle operators (AVO) and unmanned aircraft commanders. Soon after, an inaugural training class will qualify command civilians and non-aviation personnel for flight. On completion of the training and designation by the commanding officer, the graduated will become AVOs. Dill said he expects RDT&E involving UASs to cultivate a significant following from other DoD agencies. “We expect RDT&E involving UASs to grow, creating a dynamic developmental environment involving military and civilian personnel operating the systems to develop advanced capabilities for the fleet,” said Dill. “We will also be requesting additional flight clearances to operate an expanded inventory of small UAS.” For more information, visit www. navy. mil, www. facebook. com/ usnavy, or www. twitter. com/usnavy. For more news from Naval Sea Systems Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/navsea/.


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NHP’s Nutrition Clinic is available to help Story, photo by Jason Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola PAO

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at this; don’t eat that. Drink more water; eat fewer carbohydrates. Count calories; reduce portion size. Eat breakfast as soon as you wake up; don’t eat anything within two hours of going to bed. Living a healthy lifestyle can be challenging and confusing, especially developing a healthy nutrition plan when there is a cornucopia of information available that is often times misleading or inaccurate. To assist patients who need help with weight management or any nutrition related condition or concern, Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) Nutrition Clinic can help patients develop a plan to follow and simplify the process. All TRICARE beneficiaries can take advantage of the Nutrition Clinic at NHP and referrals are not needed for general nutrition or weight management appointments. However, referrals from a primary care manager (PCM) at NHP are required for all other appointment reasons. Individual appointments with a registered dietitian typically last an hour for the initial appointment and follow up appointments are usually 30 minutes every four to six weeks. During the appointments a dietitian will work with patients to focus on their specific needs,

whether that be losing weight or developing a healthy nutrition plan to meet a specific lifestyle. While everyone is different, there are some basic nutrition tips that will help everyone. Starting off the morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables will provide energy to start off the day. Half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables, and watch portion sizes. A serving size of meats for example should be three ounces or the size of a deck cards, and starches are a half cup or the palm of your hand. Regular physical activity is also important. Adults should get at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week, which could be something as simple as walking. Before starting any physical activity, patients should check with their PCM to ensure it is safe to begin physical activity. The registered dietitians at NHP will go over individualized tips with every patient as well as identifying lifestyle changes that patients can make to live a

Lt. Cassie Sipe, department head for the nutrition clinic at Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), explains portion sizes to patients during a demonstration at NHP April 25. NHP’s Nutrition Clinic can help patients develop a healthy nutrition plan.

healthier life. “One of the most common improvements patients can make to quickly promote healthier eating is cutting out empty calories,” said Lt. Cassie Sipe, department head for the Nutrition Clinic at NHP. “Empty calories provide no nutritional value, but can lead to significant weight gain over time.” Examples of empty calories are high sugar items such as sodas or sweetened beverages such as sweet tea, energy drinks, fruit beverages and alcohol. A 12ounce soda may contain approximately 120 calories that provides no nutritional value. Drinking six

sodas a day can add more than 700 calories to a person’s daily intake. Sipe also recommends eating foods in their most natural form instead of highly processed foods with added sugar, salt, fat or unnecessary additives. “Eating fresh fruit, which has more fiber, is better than drinking fruit juices that are usually higher in sugar and calories for a smaller portion size,” said Sipe. “Another example would be to make plain brown rice and add your own low sodium herbs and spices instead of using a seasoned rice mix.” Patients of all ages have dif-

ferent nutrition needs as their lives and bodies change. Maintaining healthy habits is an important way to lower the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other health risks. The Nutrition Clinic is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Self-referral appointments for general nutrition or weight management can be made by calling 505-7171 and online appointments are also available using TRICARE’s Patient Portal at www.TRICAREOnline.com. For all conditions other than weight management or general nutrition, ask your PCM for a nutrition referral.


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5K honors fallen service members By Ens. Daniel Balch NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) presented a five kilometer Run for the Fallen May 12 honoring service members who died while serving their country. The event, sponsored by NASWF MWR and Fleet and Family Support Center, was held to help recognize May as the Navy Gold Star Program Awareness Month. A Gold Star family is the name given to those who have lost a loved one in military service. The name comes from the service flags displayed by families of deployed service members, a tradition dating back to World War I. The flag, a white rectangle with a red border, features blue stars for members in the military. The blue star is replaced by a gold star if a family member dies. Runners gathered outside of Mulligan’s Snack Bar at 7:30 a.m. for a brief ceremony and the 5K kicked-off shortly after morning colors. Participants ran

from Mulligan’s to the corner of Langley Street and returned to Mulligan’s for refreshments. Capt. Todd Bahlau, NAS Whiting Field’s commanding officer, delivered brief remarks, and read and signed a proclamation. He then introduced the guest of honor, the father of ABCM Robert Roy. “Less than one percent of our nation serve in our military and we have an obligation to acknowledge the losses of our service men and women, and ensure their families are remembered,” Bahlau read from the proclamation. “During the month of May, we honor those who lost a family member who died in active service in the United States Armed Forces and …we remember our commitment to Gold Star families NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau crosses the finish line flanked by Whiting who carry on with pride and Field Sailors during the Run for the Fallen May 12. The run commemorated active duty service members courage despite their tragic who have passed away and the Gold Star families they left behind. Photo by Ens. Benjamin Lascurain loss.” Roy was stationed at AB1 Terrance Wever, who our brothers and sisters in uni- honors the sacrifices of service NASWF when he was killed by coordinated the event for NAS form who have paid the ulti- members who have lost their a drunken driver April 28, 2013. Whiting Field, said he was mate price,” he said. lives while serving on active A 15-year veteran, Roy led the proud to help plan the run. The Navy Gold Star family duty, ensuring their parents, transient line crew for the NAS “It is important for us as initiative is a CNIC Fleet and spouses and children remain Whiting Field flightline. Sailors to remember and honor Family Readiness program that part of the Navy family.

Milton recognizes NASWF Sailor for heroic actions Story photo by Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affair

The City of Milton honored a Naval Air Station Whiting Field Sailor recently by reading a proclamation May 9 during a city council meeting. During the monthly meeting, Milton Mayor Wesley Meiss called for a pause in the meeting’s normal business and requested that MA1 Joseph Pellicano come to the lectern. The mayor reminded the audience of the events of Jan. 16, when Pellicano, who was coming in to work, and RP2 Aaron Spengler, who was driving home, stopped at the scene of an accident where a mother was holding a child in obvious need of medical attention. Spengler helped calm the mother, while Pellicano administered CPR to the 17-month-old child. After a few minutes, the child gasped and began to move. About that time, emer-

gency services arrived on the scene and prepared the child for transport. The young boy has since made a full recovery from his injuries. Meiss stood as he announced the proclamation, which read in part: “MA1 Pellicano’s exceptional abilities, courage and quick action demonstrated his devotion to others, and; now, therefore, I, Wesley Meiss, Mayor of the City of Milton, along with the Milton City Council, recognize Pellicano as a positive role model for everyone and encourage them to support and participate in the wellbeing of other individuals and thereby do hereby proclaim today as: MA1 Joseph Pellicano Day.” Every member of the audience stood and applauded as the mayor and the city council members stepped down one-by-one to the floor to shake Pellicano’s hand. Meiss offered the floor to NAS

Milton City Council members applaud as Milton Mayor Wesley Meiss reads the proclamation citing May 9 at MA1 Joseph Pellicano Day. Pellicano, in dress whites, was honored for his efforts in saving a 17month-old child following a car accident. Photo by Jay Cope

Whiting Field Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau, who attended the meeting with about a dozen other Whiting Field shipmates. “Thank you so much for recognizing his accomplishments,” Bahlau said. “We train our Sailors not to be bystanders and Pellicano certainly epitomizes that mentality. We are very proud of his actions.”

Pellicano said he just happened to be the right person, in the right place, at the right time. “That’s not what I expected coming in to work that day, but I am glad I stopped. That’s what we are supposed to do for people – for each other,” he said in a previous statement. “I would want someone to do that for my kid if I wasn’t there.”

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Run to help homeless women veterans The first Run for HER 5K run/walk benefiting the Honor Empower Rebuild (HER) Foundation of Northwest Florida, is scheduled for 8 a.m. May 20 at Admiral Mason Park. Check in will be 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. To register, go to www.active.com. Registration is $30 through today, May 19, and $35 on day of race. The HER Foundation of Northwest Florida is a nonprofit group based in Milton that provides services for homeless women veterans. For more information, call 1(866) 944-9561, ext. 700/704, or go to www.honorher.org.

Symphony concert to be family friendly

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra will present the annual Music for Families event May 20 at the Saenger Theatre. The event begins with pre-concert activities at 9:30 a.m. followed by a family friendly concert at 11 a.m. Before the concert, the Saenger doors will open for children and their families to experience handson art activities, science of sound demonstrations and the Instrument Petting Zoo. In a special performance titled “All Aboard,” Maestro Peter Rubardt and the PSO musicians will teach the audience about influential musical figures. Tickets are $5. Admission is free for children ages 3 and younger. For more information, go to www.pensacolasymphony.com or call 435-2533.

Event planned for Armed Forces Day

An Armed Forces Day open house celebration is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 24 at the Navy Wellness Center at NASP Corry Station, Building 3712 (East entrance). The event will include memorabilia displays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., a covered-dish lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no cost, and the event is open to all MWR eligible patrons. For more information or to sign up to participate, call 452-6802.

Fathers can dance with daughters The NASP First Class Petty Officers Association has scheduled the Father-Daughter Dance for 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 3 at the Mustin Beach Club ballroom. The dance is an opportunity for dads and their daughters to get together right before Father’s Day. There also will be activities, food and fatherdaughter pictures. Tickets are $20 for fathers and $5 for each child. Ticket contacts are: • YN1 Charma Smalls at NASP Headquarters (Bldg. 1500, second floor). E-mail: charma. smalls@navy.mil. • AC1 Elizabeth Viger, Air Operations (second floor. E-mail: elizabeth.viger@navy.mil. • RP1 Larosa Johnson, NASP Chaplain’s Office. E-mail: larosa.johnson@navy.mil. For more information contact, AC1 Diana Guess (e-mail: diana.guess1@navy.mil) or AC1(AW/SW) Katherine Derse at 450-2227 (e-mail: katherine.derse@navy.mil.

FAMU alumni to hold banquet June 3

The Pensacola Chapter of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association has scheduled its annual scholarship banquet for noon June 3 at St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 620 East Jordan St. The association has awarded $12,000 in scholar-

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Midway commemoration June 5 A memorial commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon June 5 in the Blue Angel Atrium at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The guest speaker will be retired Navy Vice Adm. John M. Bird, former commander of the Seventh Fleet. The event is being presented by the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center. ships to students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in the past five years. Tickets are $50 and can be obtained by contacting Reggie Parker by phone at 723-2141 or by e-mail at reggparker@hotmail.com.

Activities to promote safe boating National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) is scheduled for May 20-26. During the week the National Safe Boating Council and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be working to get the word out about safe boating practices. Members of Flotilla 08-01-07 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in Pensacola will be providing free vessel safety checks May 20 at the boat ramp in Carpenter’s Park in Milton. Additionally, members of the flotilla will be at several locations, manning information booths and providing boat safety information throughout the week: • May 20: West Marine in Pensacola. • May 21: Russell Harbor in Pensacola. For more information, go to http://wow. uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=081-01-07.

Navy League honoring military spouses The Pensacola Council of the Navy League of the United States has scheduled the annual Military Spouse Recognition Luncheon for 11:30 a.m. May 25 at New World Landing. The luncheon honors military spouses who have demonstrated significant contribution to their respective command and the community. The honorees are nominated by their spouse’s commands. The guest speaker will be Catherine Martin, wife of Naval Air Station Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin. The cost is $18 per person. Dress is uniform of the day or business casual. For reservations or to sponsor a military member or a table, contact Carla Cuilik at 436-8552 or e-mail navyleagueofus@bellsouth.net.

Business workshops announced

The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) at the University of West Florida (UWF) Government Contracting Services (GCS) is offering the following workshops: • “Starting a Business,” 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 23 at the SBDC office, 9999 University Parkway. Attendance fee is $50 (cash or check at the door) for the public and free for students and UWF employees who present a Nautilus card. • “Small Business Expansion Series for Business Owners – Government Contracting,” 9 a.m. to noon

May 24 at the SBDC office, 9999 University Parkway. Cost is $50. To register, call 474-2528. For more information, go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “training opportunities.”

Family festival to be May 27 at beach Christian Surfers Pensacola will kick off the Family Beach Fest from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 27 at Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach. The festival will include a free concert from Christian rock band, Kutless, along with special speakers and emcee Wendy Griffith, co-host of the “700 Club.” For more information go to facebook.com/ FamilyBeachFest.

NMCRS offers Budget for Baby classes All expectant families or families of recently adopted infants from all branches (active-duty, retirees and their dependents) are welcome to attend Budget for Baby classes offered by the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). Class participants can register to receive a handknitted blanket and learn how to develop and implement a savings plan to meet the needs of their new families. They will learn about local resources, financial assistance and volunteer opportunities. Eligible families will also receive a baby layette. The next class is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 8. at the NASP NMCRS office, 91 Radford Blvd., Bldg. 191. For more information or to register, call 452-2300.

Dates announced for basketball camp

The 38th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp will feature three sessions at Malcolm Yonge Community Center, 925 East Jackson St. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-13. Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon June 59, June 19-23 and July 17-21. Cost is $85 per session. Multiple session and multiple camper discounts are available. For more information or to register, contact Chip Boes at 968-9299 or by e-mail at chipboes@gmail.com.

Flight Academy offers local discount The National Flight Academy, an immersive aviation-based educational program, is offering a local’s rate of $750 for the July 23-28 program. The six-day Ambition Deployment normally costs $1,250. Families living in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties can receive a 40-percent savings by applying the code LOCAL750 at checkout. The promotional rate runs until May 31 and cannot be combined with other offers. For more information or to register, call 308-8948 or go to www.NationalFlightAcademy.com.

Tryouts scheduled for soccer group Perdido Bay Futbol Club tryouts are scheduled for May 23 and May 25 at the Southwest Escambia Sportsplex, 2020 Bauer Road. The club offers recreational, academy and travel soccer programs for children. Players should come in proper soccer attire, including cleats and shin guards. Also bring the appropriate size ball and water or hydration. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is also required. All players must be registered online to participate. There is no cost to try out. To register or for more information, call (251) 255-4447 or go to www.PerdidoBayFC.com.

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e r m i t e s . That single word should send a shiver up your spine. If it doesn’t, here’s a phrase that will: “It’s termite swarming season.” Here on the Gulf Coast, we are home to several species of the destructive house-eating insects. In the spring, established colonies of termites send out reproductive alates or “swarmers,” so named since they can cover a home in thousands. When termites swarm, they are drawn to lights, many times the porch or security lights of a home. Shedding their wings, the termites find their way into the structure. If undiscovered, they will eat wood until it is just a lightweight shell. Frequently the damage goes unnoticed until it is severe – even support beams can become as light as balsa wood, eventually causing structures to fail. Unfortunately, Gulf Breeze and Pensacola are home to an especially devastating species of termite, the Formosan. An established Formosan colony – consisting of millions of workers, soldiers and reproductives – can eat up to a pound of wood a day. Originally from mainland China, Formosans have been established in the United States for about 50 years. They have been found in Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi, North and South Carolina and Tennessee. The larger colony size – several million termites vs. several hundred thousand termites for native subterranean termite species – makes Formosans a greater threat. They are vigorous, aggressive and a greater threat than native termites, causing more structure damage at a faster rate. Formosans chew through asphalt, plaster, plastics and even through copper and lead sheeting. When they attack a home, they use saliva, dirt and wood to create nests called cartons. Mud tubes leading from the ground are a telltale

What’s bugging you may cost you thousands of dollars. Common name: Formosan subterranean termite. Scientific name: Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. Either way you say it, these pests are expensive trouble – and found in this area. Reproducing Formosan termites called alates or “swarmers” fly from the nest on calm evenings to create a new colony. During their dispersal flights, they are drawn to lights – such as porch or security lights – and the winged insects in the thousands can cover a structure, shed their wings and begin looking for a food source – the wood in your home.

sign of a termite infestation, but once established, Formosans can live without soil contact indefinitely. Queens can produce more than 1,000 eggs a day; soldiers constitute 10 percent or so of a colony. Termites, or just ants? Both termites and ants have two sets of wings, but ant wings are different sizes; all four termite wings are the same size. Ants have elbowed antennae and narrowed waists, termites have short, straight antennae and thick waists. What you can do: Pressure-treated wood, which contains preservatives such as creosote, pentachlorophenol or copper arsenate, needs to be used where a structure comes in contact with soil. Formosans don’t like to eat pressure-treated wood but they frequently travel the treated wood to find and destroy untreated wood. Any moisture problem areas – whether caused by roof or air conditioning issues must be corrected. Roof gutters should carry water as far away from your home’s foundation as possible, in order

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to deny the insects easy access to moisture. Treatment: Termite fortifications include injecting chemical barriers, called “trenching,” into the soil around your home. A number of effective termiticides are used by professionals which kill the insects through contact. Holes are drilled into areas which otherwise cannot be reached – under concrete slabs, for example – and the chemicals injected. Pre-construction treatment of the foundation is the best prevention. Baits are also used to check for the presence of termites and to identify the species. Plastic spikes containing a bait are placed at intervals around the home’s foundation and inspected regularly. When termites are discovered, the bait station is replaced with one containing a sophisticated poison, which is carried by workers back to the nest. Do not hesitate to contact a licensed pest control professional if you suspect termite damage. If termites are at work in your home, the clock is already ticking.

Jokes & Groaners Awfully buggy jokes

Color Me ‘Bugs’ What do insects learn at school? Moth-matics What games do ants play with elephants? Squash. Who is the favorite singer for bees? Sting. Why do bees hum? They forgot the words. What do you call a nervous insect? A jitterbug. What goes “zzub, zzub, zzub”? A bee flying backwards. What are the smartest insects? Spelling bees. What did one firefly say to the other? “Got to glow now.” Which bug has mastered the metric system? The centi-pede. Why did the insect get kicked out of the park? He was a litterbug.


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Studer Foundation sponsors area students to attend NASP’s National Flight Academy From Malerie Shelton National Flight Academy

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ore than 50 students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will get the experience of a lifetime this summer at the National Flight Academy (NFA), an aviation-based educational program designed to be fully and intensively immersive. The Studer Foundation has sponsored 55 “deployment spots” to students in two local counties, amounting to $50,000 in scholarships. Students will attend the six-day deployment program July 23 through July 28. Students interested in applying for the scholarship should contact their guidance counselor, math or science teacher. “The Studer Foundation’s focus is on education. We are grateful to have such a great learning venue right in our backyard,” said founder Quint Studer. “We feel that investing in our area youth is a great investment with a wonderful return as these students will carry their learnings with them the

rest of their lives.” The National Flight Academy’s adventure begins on a landlocked, virtual aircraft carrier – Ambition (CVT 11) – an immersive, aviation-based program that is revolutionizing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for students in seventh to 12th grades. Students eat on the mess deck, sleep in staterooms, plan missions and fly in networked flight simulators. The National Flight Academy combines flight, aviation missions, teamwork and communication to create an inspirational and engaging experience. “Collaboration between the local school system, elected leadership and the business community is

key to improving the quality of education for our youth,” said Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen, president

of the National Flight Academy. “With support from Quint and Rishy Studer, more children will have access to our stimulating and exciting learning experience.” About the National Flight Academy: The National Flight Academy, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, is designed to address the seconcerns of rious declining STEM skills and standards in our country. The academy’s mission is to inspire students who subsequently return to their parent

schools and seek out the more challenging courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The NFA is a self-supporting, tuition-based educational program. NFA

welcomes support from individuals, corporations and foundations for both our scholarship program and general operation funds. The National Flight Academy, a pro-

gram of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Inc., is authorized but not endorsed or funded by the U.S. Navy or U.S. government. For more information about the National Flight Academy, visit http:// www. national flight academy. com or find NFA on Facebook (https:// www. facebook. com/ National Flight Academy), Twitter (https:// twitter. com/ natl flt academy) and Instagram (https:// instagram. com/ national flight academy).

NHP’s SoQs ... Capt. Sarah Martin, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), and CMC Mike Hinkle pose with NHP’s Sailors of the Quarter (SoQs) for the second quarter, fiscal year 2017, after announcing the winners April 21 at a luncheon aboard NAS Pensacola. The winners were HN Christopher Stevens, Bluejacket of the Quarter, Naval Branch Health Clinic Corry Station; HM2 Samuel Bak, Junior Sailor of the Quarter, Directorate for Medical Services; and HM1 Devin Kelly, Senior Sailor of Quarter, Naval Branch Health Clinic Naval Air Technical Training Center. Photo by Jason Bortz

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If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries. Upcoming events include: • Community Open House and Fly-In: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20 at Ferguson Airport. • Bone Marrow Registration: Active-duty military, reserves, National Guard, Coast Guard, and ID holding family members or DoD civilian employee between the ages of 18 and 60 are eligible. Need to be in general good health. Registration events will be held on the following dates: – Noon to 3 p.m. May 22 at NAS Whiting Field (Bldg. 2985 at the Medical Branch Clinlin). – Noon to 4:30 p.m. May 23 at NAMI at NASP (Bldg. 1954). – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ay 23 at NATTC Mega Building at NASP. – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25 at NASP Corry Station (Bldg. 511, Classroom 118). For more information, contact HM1(SW) Jazmin Brandt by phone at 505-6131 or by e-mail at jazmin.g.brandt.mil@mail.mil. • School events: Several events are scheduled throughout the month of May at Escambia County schools.

Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Military Appreciation BBQ: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at the NASP Pen Air location, 21 Cunningham Street across from AC Read Golf Course. Pen Air would like to say thank you for your service. Complimentary hot dogs and hamburgers will be served to mili-

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, meets following the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service at All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel.

tary and civil service personnel. For more information, call 5053200 or go to www.penair.org. • Household Goods Webinar: Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS) Household Goods (HHG) has scheduled a series of interactive, live webinars to assist Sailors and their families in facilitating military moves. – First-time movers: June 13 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Retirees: June 20 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Moving overseas: June 21 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Separating from the military: May 23 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. PDT, June 27 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Moving question and answer: May 25 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. PDT, June 29 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. For more information, e-mail householdgoods@navy.mil; call 855-HHG-MOVE (855-444-6683); or go to www.facebook.com/navyhhg. • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The

• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. For more information, call 452-5609. • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 26, June 9 and June 23 at FFSC. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. Be prepared. For information or to register, call 4525609. • Survivors Overcoming Assault with Resiliency (SOAR) Support Group: A free, psychoeducational support group for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. SOAR provides a safe and confidential small group environment to begin the healing process. SOAR aims to assist survivors to soar again by increasing skills for coping, communicating, setting boundaries and regaining rust. Other goals of the group are to increase personal empowerment and strengthen intimate relationships. This group is developed for those ages 18 to adult of all genders. It is held for 90 minutes in the later afternoon

NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For more information, call 623-7212. Other services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelofpensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 453-3442.

once a week for eight weeks. Contact FFSC for more information and to schedule an initial meeting with a facilitator. Open to active-duty, military dependents and military retirees. For more information or to register, call FFSC at 452-5990. • Time to move: If you want help with your PCS move stop by the FFSC. Move.mil assist workshops are available at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at FFSC. Prior to attending you must have a login name and password created. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Welcome Aboard Tour: Fleet and Family Support Center will be conducting a three-hour tour of NAS Pensacola and NASP Corry Station June 7. Make new friends and learn some history. Bring your military ID card. Seats are limited. For reservations, call 452-5990.

SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the

DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55247, 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-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to be more successful at meeting the unique challenges of military life. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.


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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities. For more information, call 452-3806, ext. 3100, or go to the MWR website at www.navymwrpensacola.com.

From Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Pensacola Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival and Tournament will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20-21 at Plaza de Luna. The event will feature celebrity chef and fillet demonstrations, lionfish tastings, family-friendly games and activities, and more than 40 art, diving and conservation vendors. Vendors will include Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Whole Foods Market, iHeartMedia, Coast Watch Alliance, Visit Pensacola, Escambia County Division of Marine Resources, Florida Sea Grant, the city of Pensacola, Navarre Beach Marine Science Station, tournament host Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition, Guy Harvey Magazine, Dive Rite, SHELLArt, ZooKeeper and Dive Pros. Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day is an annual event sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to raise awareness about lionfish, a nonnative, invasive species that has a potentially negative impact on native species and habitat. To sign up for the Pensacola tournament, which is being presented by the Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition, go to Lionfish WorldChampionship.com. Recreational and commercial lionfish hunters can get rewarded for lionfish removal efforts by participating in the commission’s revamped Lionfish Challenge. The incentive

Charles Meyling of Montgomery, Ala., holds a Lionfish that broke the length record for the Florida Gulf. He shot the fish during last year’s tournament in Pensacola. Photo by Alicia Wellman

program starts May 20 and ends on Labor Day (Sept. 4). New this year, lionfish hunters can participate in a recreational or commercial category (all participants who have an active Saltwater Products License and who have commercial lionfish sales within the past year must participate in the commercial category). Rewards for recreational and commercial participants include: • A commemorative coin. • An event T-shirt. • Lionfish Hall of Fame recognition on the MyFWC.com website. • If qualified before July 26, the opportunity to take an additional spiny lobster per day during the 2017 sport season (July 26-27). Participants may also qualify for additional prizes. The recreational and commercial harvesters who check in the most lionfish will be crowned

Florida’s Lionfish king or queen and Florida’s commercial champion. Both will be recognized at the 2017 Lionfish Safari Sept. 10 in St. Petersburg. To enter the program, participants must register online at MyFWC.com/Lionfish. After registration, participants may e-mail photos of their first 25 qualifying lionfish (or trip tickets totaling at least 25 pounds sold for commercial harvesters). Be sure to include the name of the harvester, the date harvested and your signature in the photo (written on a piece of paper next to the fish for example). Participants in the recreational category must bring the tails of any lionfish harvested in excess of the initial 25 to an FWC-approved checkpoint. To find a list of checkpoints, go to MyFWC.com/Lionfish and click on “Lionfish Challenge.�

At the movies FRIDAY

“The Promise,� PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Unforgettable,� R, 8:20 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,� PG-13, 5 p.m., 7:50 p.m.

SATURDAY

“The Boss Baby� (3D), PG, noon; “Ghost in the Shell� (3D), PG-13, 2:10 p.m.; “Megan Leavey,� PG-13, 5 p.m. (free admission); “Smurfs: The Lost Village� (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,� PG-13, 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; “Unforgettable,� R, 8:20 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Smurfs: The Lost Village� (2D), PG, noon; “The Boss Baby� (2D), PG, 2 p.m.; “The Zookeeper’s Wife,� PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Unforgettable,� R, 7:30 p.m.; “The Promise,� PG-13, 1 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,� PG-13, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed May 22.

TUESDAY

“The Promise,� PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Unforgettable,� R, 7:30 p.m.; “Smurfs: The Lost Village� (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,� PG-13, 7:10 p.m.

Liberty activities

WEDNESDAY

“Ghost in the Shell� (2D), PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Going In Style,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Boss Baby� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,� PG-13, 7:10 p.m.

THURSDAY

“Going In Style,� PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Zookeeper’s Wife,� PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Smurfs: The Lost Village� (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,� PG-13, 7 p.m.

COST Regular: $4 adults, $2 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger

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

• Family Luau: 5 p.m. May 19 on the lawn of the Corry Recreation Center, 3738 Chief's Way (Bldg. 3738). Event that will feature dancing and culture to recognize Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. There will be live entertainment including fire dancers, hula hoops and a limbo bar. There will be prizes for the best Hawaiian attire. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. • Summer Reading For more informaProgram: Weekly sestion, call 452-3806. sions for children are • Backpacking scheduled to start June Trip: Oak Moun14 at the NASP Litain State Park brary, 250 Chambers backpacking trip Ave., Bldg. 634. The May 20-21 and Reading by Design June 17-18. Trip to summer program will Pelham, Ala., be presented from 1 costs $55 and inp.m. to 3 p.m. each cludes camping Wednesday during the equipment and summer months. Chiltransportation.You dren will get a chance must have atto do crafts, enjoy retended one of the freshments, hear stobackpacking 101 ries and win prizes. For courses to sign up. more information, call For more informa452-4362. tion call, 281-5489. Sign up at Tickets and Travel, Bldg. 3787, at NASP Corry Station. • Fishing Camps: MWR’s Aquatics Department is offering two summer camps to teach children the fundamentals of fishing. A two-day camp for ages 10-13 will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 6-7. A two-day camp for ages 5-9 will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 8-9. Cost is $3 for military, $40 for DoD and $45 for civilian dependents. For more information, call 452-9429. • Movies on the Lawn: Free family movies will be shown every second and fourth Saturday at dusk in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. You can also enjoy some free popcorn. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and coolers. For more information, call 452-2372. • Sailing classes: Take a Saturday morning sailing class and be certified to rent a sailboat. Beginner class is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20. Cost is $35. Intermediate classes scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13 and May 27. Cost is $45. For information, call 452-4152. • Take a paddle: The NASP Outpost at Bayou Grande Recreation Area (Ski Beach) at the end of John Tower Road has paddleboards, canoes and kayaks for rent. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday-Monday. For more information, call 281-0134. • Disc Golf Tournament: May 23, May 31 and June 8 at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area, 2100 Bronson Road. Four person teams. For more information, contact your Command sports representative or call NASP Sports Office at 452-6520.

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

Liberty program events at NAS Pensacola and Corry Station target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacola-mwr.com.

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Sandy’s Good Times Dance. Friday nights blast from oldies. Saturday nights good times. Each night $10. 8-11pm. Doors open 7:45pm. 1707 West Fairfield Dr. 850E x p e r i e n c e d 458-1979. penmaint. Techni- sacoladanceclub. cian needed for com. small apartment community. Must Buying Comics have 2 years ex- & Sports Cards. perience in apart- Check out our ment mainte- collectible store nance. Good pay, at 3103 West flexible hours. Michigan Ave. Call Sherry 850- Call Florida C’s at 850-637-1989 456-0331 Fortis Institute is seeking a HVAC instructor. Parttime, about 2225 hours a weekMon thru Thur. 3 years HVAC experience. www1. apply2jobs.com/ edaff.

Employment Employment Childcare. 24 hours. $50 a week. Good references. 850857-9322. Garage Sales Semi Annual Community Yard Sale- Oak Hill Estates - Off Chemstrand and Ray Streets. Saturday, May 20, 2017 . 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 80+ homes.

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Video Games & Systems. Playstation, Xbox, Wii, Gamecube & More! Check out our collectible store at 3103 West Michigan Ave. Call Florida C’s at 850-6371989 SNCO Career Course Seminar 3-17 starts 12 June. Accepting Enrollments until 26 May. Contact Chris Marvin at marvinc@davisdefense.com for info.

Announcements Bingo every Thursday Night at Warrington Elks Lodge # 2108, 727 S. 72nd Avenue. Early Birds 6 p.m./ Regular Games 7 p.m. Non-smoking facility. All proceeds go to veterans & community charities. (P) 850-455-5522 Articlesfor forSale Sale Articles 18 cu. ft. Frigidaire fridge, top freezer, ice maker fine, like new condition. Must see, call 850-346-1426 or 850-292-2985. Need to move $375 OBO Loveseat. Beige leather, dualreclining w/center console. Wall hugger. Almost new. $450. 850968-6029 Schwinn, model 270 recumbent bike. W/mat. Hardly used. $300. 850-9686029 Lapis and gold necklace. Very beautiful. From Europe. $100. Call Chris 850466-2795

Articles for Sale

Articles for Sale

Delta scroll saw. Tank sprayer, 20 inch. $200. yard and garden. 944-5763. Burgess brand. $5. 476-3592 Set of boxing gloves signed by M a i l b o x Derrick Gainer. standard size. $50. 944-5763. White collar metal, looks Bernette sewing good $10. 476machine. $25. 3592 944-5763. Moving sale. I have a solid wood Shoprider Power E n t e r t a i n m e n t Wheelchair. ExCenter dark in terior lift system. color, has door Mid-wheel powto cover TV and er chair. Man’s glass door for bicycle, bird c o m p o n e n t s . cages, hot tub, Asking $65.00 Bassrider boat, call for more in- etc. 455-2966. formation 850626-4710. Elliptical, Nordiktrack I have 2 1200. Used 1/2 Cemetery plots hour daily for in the Memory two years.   $600, Park Cemetery 1/2 price of in Milton, FL NEX. (850) 525in the Honor 9565.   Myrtle section, I need Grove. to sell .Please call 850-626- Penn Senator 4710 for more 114H Red Side information. High Speed 6/0 reel. Like new, 16 inch Black with rod. $75 and Decker elec- each or matched tric hedge trim- pair for $150. mer. Cost 35, sell 417-1694 for 20. 476-3592 Home or car Scotts lawn and defense. Legally garden Speedy sawed-off 20 Green Spreader gauge shotgun. 1000. Nearly Fast, simple, new. $15. 476- easy to use and 3592 deadly. $100. 454-9486

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Real Estate

Real Estate

W i l d l i f e p h o t o g r a p h y. Camera is Canon AE-1 with both macro and micro zoom lenses. This camera is advocated by National Geographic magazine. $75. 497-1167

2008 Hurricane Sundeck, 20 ft. w/OB 225HP Honda. Trailer. Excellent condition. All the amenities. $24k. 850456-4826

N e w l y renovated! 1560sqft, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, central heat and air conditioning, new kitchen/ bath. 2 mile from NASP/Hospital . $895. Text 850380-8874

4BR, 3BA home. Water view. 2386 sq ft living area. 384 sq ft work shop.   Security system. Close to schools, beaches, ballpark, NAS. $309K.   850712-1238.

Auto Auto

Corpus Christi, near NASCC. 1000 dep, 1675 rent. Go to militarybyowner.com for more details; AD number: MBO273879. Veronica: 361765-4295

BMW 2003, 325i, steel blue, perfect running condition, leather interior, sun roof, $5500 call Chris at 850-466-2795 2007 Lincoln Towncar. Signature Limited. Great condition. 135,300mi. $5,500 OBO. nanna4@frontiernet.net 2013 Toyota Tundra pick-up. Excellent condition. 24k. 106k miles. Trailer hitch. 8-foot bed. For more info or pictures, call 850-288-1551

RealESTATE Estate REAL RentalRental

3br/1.5ba, 15 minutes to base, 1 minute to a big park w/jogging path. Great neighborhood. 455-2774 or 4364227

For Sale For Sale 3/2 1700SQFT Culdisac, aplncs convey. Blues Angel Elmntry. $162K OBO FSBO no Rltrs pls. By apmnt only after 24Mar pre-aprvl ltr rqird. 760-576-9646 4 Bed/ 2 Bath all brick 1 story house w/ 2 car garage, screened porch above ground pool- 2 miles to Whiting Field $195,900. VA payment $1,171/month including taxes and insurance. Call Lisa Snuggs, Broker 850-8302331

4br/2ba single family home, 1 car garage w large yard for $875. Close to Navy bases in West Pensacola. Great neighborhood - no pets. Bayfront home H a r l e y Call 850-455- open house. May D a v i d s o n 0797 13, 20-21 and heritage classic. June 3-4, 2 to 4 Free for BEAUTIFUL. pm. 2029 Evenactive and Rich, deep tide Road, Milretired metallic blue. ton, Fl 32583. military! 39K miles. $6k. 4BR/3BA, 3.8k 850-529-8633 square feet. Place a Move-in ready. classified $495k. Eventidetoday! road@yahoo.com

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