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NSTI: Aviation hypoxia training to see change By HM2 Matthew Clutter Navy Medicine Education and Training Command Public Affairs

The Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) announced May 17 the Navy is fully integrating the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device (ROBD) into aviation hypoxia training as a bridge to the more permanent normobaric hypoxia (oxygen reduced) trainer. The portable ROBD is replacing the large, roomsized low-pressure chambers that were decommissioned at all eight Aviation Survival Training Centers (ASTC) in March, said Capt. Michael Prevost, NSTI assistant officer in charge. The ASTCs execute the Navy’s aviation survival training program and are probably best known for their water survival training for pilots and flight crews. But they also train aviators to recognize the symptoms of hypoxia – a condition in which the body is deprived of an adequate supply of oxygen. Instructors do that by inducing hypoxia in the aviators. Typically when pilots become hypoxic, it can greatly affect their ability to fly a plane. Ask pilots what it feels like, and they may compare it to “not feeling right” or simply feeling “a bit strange.” To put it medically, the signs and symptoms are quite varied but can range from lightheadedness and a tingling sensation to complete unconsciousness. See Hypoxia on page 2

The U.S. Coast Guard seagoing buoy tender USCGC Oak (left, WLB 211) gets underway as the seagoing buoy tender USCGC Cypress (WLB 210) stands by to deploy from NAS Pensacola. File photo by Patrick Nichols

Cypress back at NASP after maintenance By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor

A familiar face – or make that, ship silhouette – is back at NAS Pensacola’s Port Operations. United States Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Cypress (WLB 210) has returned to duty following a $2.5 million, 70-day dry dock overhaul at International Ship Repair in Tampa. About every four years, Coast Guard cutters are placed in dry dock for hull painting and any major repairs. It’s an opportu-

nity to carry out maintenance that’s beyond the scope of the crew, such as large-scale engine and crane work. The crew of Cypress joined in the work as well, laying new non-skid surfacing and replacing the rear main seal on one of the ship’s engines. Cypress Commanding Officer Cmdr. Amy Florentino said the crew is excited to be back after the busy overhaul interval. “We got a lot of work done and See Cypress on page 2

NETPDTC changes name to Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

Capt. Lee Newton, commanding officer of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC), announced recently that the command will drop the “technology” term from its name and become the Naval Education and Training Professional De-

velopment Center (NETPDC). The name change follows a reorganization of the command last year by its headquarters, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC). The reorganization realigned the NETPDC technology component under the NETC N6 Information Technology department and the visual information component

under the NETC N7 Fleet Integration, Learning and Development department. Also under the realignment, Navy Voluntary Education was transferred under the management of NETPDC. “We’ve changed our name to better reflect our new composition and mission,” said Newton. “Our name may have changed, but our customers can

expect the same exceptional service from our team of dedicated professionals here at NETPDC.” NETPDC, located at Saufley Field Pensacola, provides products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development, and personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Voluntary Education Department, the Navy Advancement Center and the Re-

sources Management Department. Get the latest information on Navy enlisted advancement by visiting the Navy Advancement Center on Facebook: https:// www. facebook. com/ Navy-Advancement- Center-2131 9071 1299. Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found at: https:// www. netc. navy. mil/ netc/ netpdtc/ Default. htm.

NMCRS wraps up its 2016 fund drive From Amanda Shadden Relief Services Assistant Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

The Active Duty Fund Drive in support of Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is complete for 2016. At NMCRS, it is the group mission to provide – in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps – financial, educational and

other needs-based assistance to active-duty and retired Sailors and Marines, their eligible family members and survivors. NMCRS provides services such as its emergency travel program and quick assist loans. NMCRS also helps service members, retirees and widows with vehicle repairs, household setup and See NMCRS on page 2

(Left-right) Mark Harden, director NMCRS; Amanda Shadden, RSA, NMCRS; Cmdr. Michael Kohler, race director; Alecia Hornfeldt, RSA, NMCRS and NASP XO Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez hold up a check representing the Rock N Fly proceeds. Photo by Ens. James Griffin

Military history speaker series returns to park From the Marine Corps League

The Heroes Among Us speaker series will return with a salute to commanders at 6 p.m. May 26 at Veterans Memorial Park. The speakers will be two retired Marines, Brig. Gen. Larry Garrett and Col. Bill Murray. The event is presented by the Marine Corps League, Corp. J.R. Spears Detachment 066. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted for the Marines in Distress Fund. Guests should bring chairs or blankets to sit on. The speaker series, founded in 2013, features people from all branches of the military service who distinguished themselves in combat operations. The series was awarded the 2015 George Washington Honor Medal by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. At each event, guest veterans discuss their experiences in a See Heroes on page 2

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The decommissioned lowpressure chambers had been a part of aviation training since 1947. The chambers induced hypoxia by reducing the atmospheric pressure and oxylevel. However, gen physically changing the atmospheric pressure puts students at risk of decompression sickness, which typically occurs with a change in air pressure. ROBD eliminates this risk. Instead of changing the atmospheric pressure, ROBD uses bottled gasses to feed an adjustable oxygen and nitrogen mixture to a pilot’s oxygen mask to produce the atmospheric oxygen contents for altitudes up to 34,000 feet. ROBD training is also more realistic. In the traditional low-pressure chambers, hypoxic pilots and flight crew members were required to perform tasks that required simple coordination. By contrast, ROBD can be packed up and taken to a fleet simulator, permitting context-specific hypoxia training. “Instead of sitting in a low pressure chamber playing patty cake or playing with a shape box or something like that, we can put them at a set of aircraft controls and have them do aviation-type tasks,” Prevost said. Prevost explained hypoxia is the number-one human factors issue for the F/A-18 Hornet and for the commander of Naval Air Forces. He said ROBD addresses this issue by giving him and his team a much better way to train aviators for hypoxia. In addition to its mobility is its ability to allow the pilot to train and retrain for hypoxia – something that was rather limited with the low pressure chamber due to the reported cases of decompression sickness. Low-pressure chambers are expensive to operate and maintain, and they have reached the end of their operational life. By shutting them down the ASTCs avoid the risk of pushing them structurally, Prevost said. In decommissioning the giant, steel low-pressure chambers, the Navy is losing a longtime staple of the aviation training community. In its place is a more mobile and efficient tool. The shift to a less expensive, more efficient and permanent training solution will be complete by 2017. All pilots will use the ROBD trainer until the full implementation of normobaric hypoxia trainers occurs. Once those trainers are in place, only pilots who fly with masks will continue using the ROBD. For more news from Navy Medicine Education and Training Command, visit http://www. navy. mil/ local/ nmsc/.


Navy wounded warriors win medals at Invictus Games By Lt. j.g. Marissa A. Cruz Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

Navy wounded warrior athletes brought home more gold for the U.S. team as the Invictus Games came to a close in Orlando May 12. All Navy athletes who competed in the Invictus Games also are enrolled in Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor – the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen – and providing resources and support to their families. “I’m super excited because I made so much progress with the program,” said retired EM3 Michael Roggio, who swam in the finals of the 100-meter freestyle. “When I first started, I couldn’t even push off the wall Cypress from page 1

I am really proud of everyone’s accomplishments,” she noted in the ship’s April newsletter. “During the maintenance period we also welcomed a lot of new shipmates. The combination of new personnel and overhaul of critical equipment meant we needed to conduct ‘ready for sea’ training and sea trials before returning to (NAS) Pensacola.” All went well, she added, and the ship is now ready for operations. NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt.

Retired HM3 Adam Hygema participates in the gold medal wheelchair basketball game against team United Kingdom (UK) during Invictus Games 2016. Team USA beat team UK for the gold. More than 500 competitors from 15 nations took part in the event held in Orlando May 8-12. Photo by MC2 Charlotte C. Oliver

or anything and now I’m competing in the hardest classes.” Roggio was one of approxi-

Martin Christopher toured the ship May 13 with NASP XO Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez. They met with Florentino for a video briefing on the ship’s history, mission and upgrades; then toured its spaces. Martin liked what he saw. “I was impressed with the flexibility of the mission that Cmdr. Florentino and her team carry out,” Martin said. “The ship was incredibly clean and well-maintained.” Cypress is the 10th ship in its class of seagoing buoy tenders. In addi-

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other unexpected bills when Murphy’s Law strikes our clients. NMCRS is available for clients in their time of need, whatever their financial situation may be. In order to make these programs possible, NMCRS relies on donated dollars. This is where the annual Active Duty Fund Drive (ADFD) comes in, which funds these programs that help service members stay mission focused. Every year, commands around the world ask for donations from active-duty Sailors and Marines. The Northwest Florida region did a phenomenal job this year under the oversight of the Fund Drive Chair, former Center for Information Dominance (CID) Commanding Officer Capt. Maureen Fox. Northwest Florida active-duty commands had one of the highest ranking donations per capita in the nation. “Everyone did a tremendous job,” said CTTC Adam Overton, 2016 ADFD vice regional coordinator. “We raised $506,087.65 and set a new record for Northwest Florida.” Mark Harden, director, NMCRS Pensacola Office, was appreciative. “Two years ago we set a record for fund raising at $472,000,” he said. “We shattered that record ... You have made a difference in the lives of many Sailors, Marines, and their families.” “We are so impressed with the results from this year’s fund drive,” added Lt. Cmdr. Charles

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(Left-right) NASP XO Cmdr. Shawn Dominguez and NASP CO Capt. Christopher Martin get a tour of USCGC Cypress’ bridge from Cmdr. Amy Florentino. Photo by Mike O’Connor

tion to its primary duty of maintaining aids to navi-

gation, the versatile ship is equipped to perform

D. Mayfield, 2016 ADFD regional coordinator. “Bravo Zulu – thank you. Your dedication to this year’s Active Duty Fund Drive in support of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) has gained national recognition. What an outstanding show of generosity to our fellow Sailors and Marines. This is a real blessing, and I am so grateful. You have my admiration, and please accept my sincere appreciation for your efforts in this worthy endeavor epitomized by this year’s Active Duty Fund Drive slogan of ‘By Our Own, For Our Own.’ Thank you Northwest Florida.” The drive received recognition on a national level, with NMCRS President and CEO retired Adm. C. Steve Abbot saying, “Great effort. Congrats to your active duty leadership and to all who have been involved in making the ADFD such a success in Northwest Florida.” Adding to the efforts was the March 19 Rock N Fly 5K and Half Marathon, spearheaded by Naval Hospital Pensacola. Finally, the Pen Air Golf Tournament, rain-delayed until June 10. These two events brought in $35,000 and $25,000 respectively, putting NMCRS over the top. NMCRS would like to thank all the active duty who donated and participated in the ADFD, along with others in the Northwest Florida community that helped make it such a great success. It is truly a great way to give back to your fellow service members in their time of need.

May 20, 2016

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.

mately 500 military competitors from 14 nations who comin this year’s peted

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,

Paralympic-style games. The U.S. team took home a total of 51 gold medals and even more silver and bronze medals during the competition. Other athletes such as retired FC3 Jason Reyes, retired HM3Adam Hygema and retired YNC Javier D. Rodriguez Santiago helped clinch gold for the U.S. in wheelchair basketball against the United Kingdom 48-16. “I couldn’t feel more proud or happy to be able to represent my country and bring home the gold,” said Reyes, first-time Invictus Games competitor. “It meant everything in the world.” To learn more about the Navy Wounded Warrior program, visit http:// www. safeharbor. navy live. dodlive. mil/ or www. facebook. com/navywoundedwarrior/.

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search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement/homeland security, environmental pollution response and more. Cypress, launched in 2001, has been stationed in the Gulf of Mexico since commissioning. First attached to Coast Guard Sector Mobile, the ship was moved to NASP in 2011. Its area of operations ranges from Apalachicola to Brownsville, Texas. For more information on Cypress, visit the ship’s web page at http:// www. uscg. mil/d8/ cgccypress.

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combat zone and the audience is given time to ask questions. The series is aimed at recognizing the Pensacola area’s former armed forces members whose contributions in military service aren’t widely known while also providing education about various wars from a personal perspective. The series will continue on the last Thursday of each month through October. Other programs on the 2016 schedule include: • June 23, Native American Warriors Night: Guests of honor will be U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kirby Locklear and U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Shannon Peavy. • July 28, U.S. Coast Guard Night: Guest of honor will be a life saver. • Aug. 25, 1st Air Cavalry, U.S. Army RVN Night: Guest of honor will be U.S. Army 1st Lt. Gary McArthur. • Sept. 29, Medal of Honor-Huey Gunship/RVN Night: Guest of honor will be Marine Capt. Rupert “Skeets” Fairfield. • Oct 27, Allies Night: Guest of honor will be Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard Secord, Hmong – Special Guerrilla Unit. For more information, go to www.veterans memorial park pensacola.com.

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May 20, 2016





50 years on: It is not over for many Vietnam vets By Floyd “Shad” Meshad President and founder of National Veterans Foundation


he year 2017 has been designated as the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. I confess 50 years is hard for me to imagine. I am sure I am not the only one who never thought I would make it out of combat nor through the dark days of our first coming home. There are many Vietnam vets still out there still searching for a way home from war. Recently I had the privilege to speak to veterans at a Vet Center in California’s Central Coast. Mike Young, head of the Center at San Luis Obispo, and I have some history of our own. He came to the National Veterans Foundation (NVF) as a college student from Professor Lawrence Tritle’s class on the Vietnam War. Young volunteered at first, then interned with us, and last, he was our director of operations while he began his post-graduate study in social work. From the beginning, Young has been an advocate for veterans, especially for Vietnam vets. The gathering was to mark the 50th anniversary of that war. After the speeches, I

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was moved by vets sharing their experiences ... get this ... for the first time. Fifty years have passed, and these vets still carry such vivid memories, and of course, invisible wounds. I have worked with vets, for vets, for more than 40 years. The Vet Center program was my baby, and still that meeting on the Central Coast was a wake-up call for me. For many Vietnam vets, it is still not over. Many have yet to be able to talk about their experiences. That is what Vet Centers are for ... to offer a place where vets can open up in the presence of other vets who know what it is like. There are now more than 300 Vet Centers across the nation. They offer counsel-

ing for combat, suicide risk, and transition to civilian life but also for MST (military sexual trauma) for men and women vets. The Vet Center call center at 877-WAR-VETS operates 24/7. And the centers have broadened their outreach with bereavement counseling for family members. As you know, the VA operates a 24/7 crisis call center in addition to medical services and counseling. This doesn’t take into account other community-based organizations, or veterans organizations such as the NVF. What struck me during the meeting was how are we still missing so many? How can there still be so many coming into treatment for the first time?

About the columnist Floyd “Shad” Meshad founded The Vietnam Veterans Aid Foundation (VVAF) in 1985. In 1992, the VVAF changed its name to the National Veterans Foundation (NVF), a human services agency committed to serving the crisis and information needs of veterans and their families. Maybe we are looking through the wrong end of the telescope. Just having resources in place does not ensure a connection. The only thing that has the power to connect veterans to resources and the help they

need ... is another caring person. It is a one-on-one thing. That is why the NVF Lifeline for Vets works. It is vetto-vet. That is the model we used for the Vet Center Program. I think of psychologist and writer Paula Caplan saying that one engaged listener can do a powerful lot of good. How many of us have that in our own lives, I wonder? You know ... someone to just sit and listen to you process something. It is easy to imagine how unusual and valuable that would be, right? Someone to listen. All of us know someone who has served. How many stories are locked up because no one asked? This might be especially true of women vets because so few self-identify as veterans. How many vets, men and women, could we reach if we started by offering to sit and listen? Let’s help publicize the resources available. From Vet Centers to the VA to state veterans departments to social services, but let’s start by asking to hear a veteran’s story. If you know a veteran who needs help, here is our Lifeline for Vets: 1 (888) 777-4443.

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May 20, 2016


Flag officers discuss issues facing naval aviation By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer


s expected, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard flag officers talked about current conditions and the future of naval aviation during a panel discussion May 6 at the annual Naval Aviation Symposium. As a bonus, the audience of about 800 mostly active-duty military got to hear about some hot topics during the questionand-answer portion of the twohour session that took place at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The moderator was Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces. Panel members included Marine Maj. Gen. Gary L. Thomas, commander, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing; Coast Guard Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, commander, Pacific Area, and commander, Defense Force West; Navy Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (NorthCom); Navy Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, director of Air Warfare (OpNav N98) on the staff of Chief of Naval Operations (CNO); Navy Rear Adm. Michael T. Moran, program executive officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs; and Navy Rear Adm. Dell Bull, Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA). Here are some of the highlights: • Shoemaker described 2015 as another very busy year, and acknowledged that the up tempo of the last 15 years has taken a toll on readiness: “We are very proud of what is going

on around the world, especially in the Gulf right now. But that presence and those operations have taken a toll. We’ve worn out the force just a bit.” • Shoemaker said despite the challenging budget environment, the number one priority is managing and resetting the force: “The trends are now in the right direction, needles are moving, readiness is improving. Certainly we are still managing the risk inside that non-deployed readiness, but I think we are seeing some good trends.”

Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, NORAD and NorthCom, makes a personal address to the student officers at the symposium’s conclusion. Photo by Janet Thomas

the young prospective aviators and NFOs in the audience. He was excited about integrated ca-

An actor portrays “Cmdr. Elmer F. Stone,” first Coast Guard aviator and pilot of NC-4 (first aircraft to cross the Atlantic by air), at the symposium’s Coast Guard air discussion. Photo by Donald Watson, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

• Shoemaker also pointed to new and transitioning platforms as the good news story for all

Frederick Trubee Davison, Marine Col. Bernard L. Smith and James S. McDonnell were enshrined this year in the Naval Aviation Hall of Honor. Photo by Donald Watson, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

pabilities that will be brought to the air wings through new weapons, sensors and networks:

“It will allow us to keep pacing the thrust ahead of threat and deliver what it takes to win in 2020 and 2025.” • When the floor opened for questions, a young ensign earned a round of applause and a coin for kicking things off by asking about the F-35 controversy. Manazir said is it no secret that it has taken a long time to get the joint strike fighter out onto the flight lines, but that the new technology is impressive: “The technology that we are putting in the three variants of this airplane is eye-watering. It is technology that is well ahead of its time. The ability to fuse information to go into the high and fight is unprecedented. … We have worked through the challenges such that the risk is stable now and we will achieve initial operational capability of the F-35C in August of 2018.” • Manazir explained his vision of man-machine teaming

when answering a question about “the elephant in the room” over the past few years – unmanned vehicles. He said through a third-offset strategy the Navy is looking for ways to increasing machine technology to optimize the use of the machine and connect it with the wisdom of the person who is in the air with it. He also reassured future pilots that the term unmanned is an attribute not a stage: “Don’t worry, you will be able to have a cockpit.” • Responding to a question about the ballistic missile threat from North Korea, Gortney said he is concerned about recent developments, but has high confidence in the missile defense system that the United States has developed to defend against rouge nations: “You must test for success and he (North Korean leader Kim Jong-un) just did a lot of testing. But should he be successful, I’m knocking them down.” • At the end of the session, Gortney, who turned over command of NORAD May 13 and is scheduled to retire in June, took a last opportunity to give a pep talk to future naval aviators. He said being in the Navy has been a glorious life for him and the hardest he worked in his 39 years was his two years of flight training: “You are joining an honorable profession, a really cool profession … You are the very best of the youth of America. We are going to give you the very best technology that America can provide. We are going to give you the very best leadership, and … we are going to give you the very best training. And that is going to be hard, because in combat you do not rise to the level of your expectations, you fall to the level of your training. And that goes back to what you need to do over the next couple of years. You study, you work hard and you will find that it is worth every moment.”

Moderator Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, Naval Air Forces, fields a question at “Naval Aviation Today and Tomorrow” May 6.The two-day naval aviation symposium, with its highlight on Coast Guard aviation’s centennial, brought in more than 1,300 people. Photo by Mike O’Connor



May 20, 2016


NATTC service members participate in ‘Light Up The Night’ From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs


ore than 2,000 service members, the majority of whom are students at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC), attended the organization’s “Light Up the Night” event April 29 at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Supporting Navywide Sexual Assault Awareness and PrevenMonth (SAAPM), tion NATTC’s Coalition of Service Members Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) organized the sunrise event, which featured guest speaker, Navy veteran and sexual assault survivor Timothy Jones. Jones spoke for nearly 20 minutes, describing his experience with sexual assault in the mid1990s and the changing perception of sexual assault during the past two decades. “When I served in the Navy at the age of 19 years old, I was sexually assaulted and endured some traumatic events,” he said. “That put me on a 20-year journey to them (NATTC students) today. I wanted to impress on them that they are the next generation, that they have the ability and a duty to ensure that the culture is vastly different from when I served, that for those who report a sexual assault that there is a culture of acceptance, that there is no victim blaming.” Organizations such as the Fleet and Family Support Center’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program are dedicated to providing sup-

port for victims of sexual assault – something, Naval Air Technical Training Center Executive Officer Cmdr. Scott Sherman said, events such as the NATTC CSADD-led “Light Up the Night” serve to reinforce. “It’s great to get the young men and women out this morning and show them that regardless of what may have happened to them in the past, that the Navy has resources to provide them support,” said Sherman. “We have a diverse population here (at NATTC) with an average age of 20 years old, and 23 percent of our student population is female. It’s important that they understand that we have resources available for them, for both sexual assault prevention and sexual assault recovery if they’ve been a victim of sexual assault while in the Navy or before they joined the Navy.” Jones, who also spent time speaking with several students after the event, added that sexual assault can affect anyone, and hoped his personal message impacted the predominantly NATTC-student audience. “Sexual assault does not care what your rank is, it doesn’t care your sexual orientation and it


Naval Air Technical Training Center’s (NATTC) Coalition of Service Members Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) organized its annual “Light Up the Night” event April 29. The hour-long event featured guest speaker U.S. Navy veteran and sexual assault survivor Timothy Jones. Photo by EN2(SW) Kesia Vannooten

doesn’t care who you are,” Jones said. “It is something which needs to be stopped and for each and every one wearing a uniform, it is our duty to carry that forward to say that we will not tolerate sexual assault.” Event organizer and NATTC CSADD adviser AC1 Rudolph Christopher said the event is something he hopes audience members will remember and carry with them to future duty stations. “These students are the future of the Navy,” said Christopher. “They’re going to take these stories and take them to their next duty station. The student popula-

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NATTC is part of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, which provides single site management for Navy and Marine Corps aviation technical training. CNATT is the technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise, an organization designed to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost, and is the largest training center under the Naval Education and Training Command. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit http://www. navy. mil/local/cnatt.



May 20, 2016


NAS Whiting Field selects Sailors of the Quarter By Ens. Benjamin Ziemski NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

Aviation Boatswain’s Mates earned a clean sweep of NASWF’s recent Sailor of the Quarter (SoQ) award recognition. The three Sailors were chosen to represent the command as its top enlisted personnel for the second quarter 2016. AB1 David Hernandez, AB2 Terrance Wever and AB3 Jamey Ragsdale were selected for the SoQ, Junior Sailor of the Quarter (JSoQ), and Bluejacket of the Quarter (BJoQ), respectively, for the second quarter of 2016. Representatives from each of NASWF’s divisions were present for board consideration. Hernandez was awarded SoQ by demonstrating superior leadership ability and working tirelessly both for the crash division and as the volunteer coordinator for the base. In his duties as lead petty officer at Naval Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Choctaw, he supervised 15 E28 arresting gear technicians’ actions, and five operational tests on the E28 Shore Based Arresting Gear and Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System. Further, he dedicated 100 hours to reassembling and reconfiguring four electronic ignitions engines and clutch assemblies, bringing the equipment back into fleet stan-

AB1 David Hernandez

AB2 Terrance Wever

dards and improving their lifespan. Hernandez also managed the setup and maintenance schedule for the Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System, while providing expert insight on the Keensert Bolt Thread Installation project during the E28 runway construction meetings. He discovered nine incorrectly installed Keensert bolt thread repair fittings installed by SWEAT LLC and the contracting agency. Hernandez took control of a revamp of the supply system, utilizing a budget of more than $1 million to support the E28 arresting gear reactivation. He handled the layout of all necessary equipment within the hangar so that it would flow from first to last component to be installed. In addition to his normal duties, Hernandez also served as the volunteer coordinator for

NASWF. He was responsible for the collection of more than 300 hours from 30 command volunteers, an achievement that played a large part in NASWF’s selection for the USS Bainbridge Award for Overall Excellence, among several other awards for volunteerism. “As one of NAS Whiting Field’s strongest leading petty officers, he strictly adheres to the Navy core values of honor, courage, (and) commitment to execute his mission smoothly and precisely,” NASWF Operations Officer Cmdr. Eric Seib stated in the nomination package. Wever was awarded the JSoQ and is a member of Fire and Emergency Services Gulf Coast. Wever was responsible for the training of 102 firefighters. He personally managed and processed 73 departmental personnel training and certifica-

tions. Among those he trained were 18 fire captains, 15 emergency medical responders, 12 ARFF drivers, 13 fire instructors I, 10 fit test, eight fire officers I, five EMTs, and three fire inspectors I. Through his prolific training efforts, Wever was responsible for nine fire stations operating at 100 percent manpower. Furthermore, because of Wever’s work, NASWF was recognized as the “Highest certified department in the F&ES Gulf Coast Region.” Additionally, he oversaw the input of 585 NIFRS reports and 56 training evolutions, for nine military fire stations with zero discrepancies. “Petty Officer Wever is an unfailing manager who sets the standard in his command and the community ... His tireless trailblazer spirit and unmatched expertise was instrumental in the refurbishment of the DoD certification process. He is constantly sought after for guidance and advice by his peers and subordinates because of his unquestionable judgment and unwavering devotion to duty and to Sailors.” Ragsdale received the BJoQ. He is assigned to the NASWF Operations Department. As an airfield specialist, Ragsdale ensured two primary airfields and six NOLFs were safe for flight operations. He

personally performed 68 airfield inspections on four active fixed wing runways, taxiways, and parking aprons. He also conducted 72 airfield checks on 67 helicopter pads and 38 helicopter landing spots at four NOLFs and two primary airfields. Ragsdale also responded to 30 in-flight and ground emergencies, ensuring that all reportable damages were identified and reported to the airfield manager, aviation safety, and other appropriate organizations. These efforts reduced the time required to conduct repairs, thus reducing the time required to re-open airfields. “Petty Officer Ragsdale is an extraordinary airfield specialist,” his write-up states. “His dedication to strict airfield inspection standards produces safe NOLFs for pilots to conduct their training. He presents a positive attitude every day that motivates others within the division.” “I know I can’t do it all on my own and I am grateful for the great team I have supporting me in the (NASWF) E-28 Arresting Gear Department. I always try and set the example with hard work and dedication so I encourage my fellow Sailors to always do their best and the rewards will come with time. It is a great honor to be awarded Senior Sailor of the second quarter 2016,” Hernandez said.

NASWF resumes flight operations at NOLF Choctaw By Jay Cope NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) added another chapter to its history of supporting naval aviation training May 9 when the Joint Strike Fighter (JSV) will begin operations at the installation’s Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Choctaw. NOLF Choctaw has been closed to flight operations for the past nine months to enable runway improvements to the airfield. The construction project placed arresting gear at the facility to provide the safety features required for fleet carrier landing practices. Pilots

who will be attached to carrier-based squadrons are required to practice such landings on shore before deploying on the ship. This makes NOLF Choctaw one of only three East Coast outlying fields with such a capability and the closest to the F-35 Navy variant aircraft based at Eglin Air Force Base. This increased safety capability at NOLF Choctaw now supports the requirements of the F-35 aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-101) as well as Training Air Wing Five T-6B Texan II training aircraft. NOLF Choctaw is one of 12 outlying landing fields managed by NAS Whiting Field, and one of five outlying landing fields

which support the T-6B aircraft. The others are NOLFs Barin, Evergreen, Brewton and Summerdale. VFA-101 was reactivated and established as its current designation May 1, 2012, to serve as the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) for F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. The redesignation included a homeport change from NAS Oceana, Va., to Eglin Air Force Base. As a FRS, VFA-101 trains and qualifies F-35C aircrew and maintenance professionals to operate safely and effectively as part of a carrier air strike group at sea. “Fleet carrier landing practices fulfill a vital role in the preparation of pilots to serve at the tip of the spear in defense of

our nation,” NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau stated. “We are proud to contribute to VFA-101’s mission and further expand the important role NAS Whiting Field performs in naval aviation training.” NAS Whiting Field’s complex is the busiest naval aviation facility in the world and serves as the Backbone of Naval Aviation. Training Air Wing Five, the major tenant command on the base, regularly accomplishes more than 1.1 million flight operations per year and flies more than 150,000 flight hours. This comprises 14 percent of all Navy and Marine Corps flight hours worldwide.


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Paper airplane expert to visit museum

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

Krewe holding ‘Spring Fling’ event The Avant Garde Mardi Gras Krewe has scheduled a May “Spring Fling” celebration for 6 p.m. today, May 20, at the Pensacola Yacht Club Sailing Center. Admission is free to members. Admission for guests and newcomers is $15. Shawn McLaughlin is chairman of this event and the reigning king and queen, Ray Taylor and Linda Hawthorne, will welcome members and guests. The krewe enjoyed aloha, Christmas and parade parties as well as a Mardi Gras ball during this season. Membership includes active and retired members of the military and supporters of the military community. Membership dues support the functions throughout the year. For more information concerning krewe activities and membership, contact McLaughlin at 492-1705.

National Park Service plans BioBlitz

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

USO dog washing event scheduled

A “Dog Day Afternoon” is planned from noon to 2 p.m. May 22 at the NAS Pensacola USO Center, 153 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625-D. Many of the military students stationed at NASP for training have left their pets behind at home. The event will give them a chance for to get some “puppy lovin’ ” from your dog. Bring your dog by to get washed by the troops and enjoy other special treats. Refreshments will be provided for all four-legged and two-legged attendees, along with hotdogs and snacks. The free event is open to all military families. For more information, call 455-8280 or go us.uso.org/northwestflorida.

Tour to feature seven private gardens

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

Hiring Our Heroes job fair announced The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and lead sponsor Lockheed Martin will present a Hiring Our Heroes job fair for Pensacola area May 26 at Pensacola State College Lou Ross Center, 1000 College Blvd. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with employers looking to hire all ranks and levels of experience. The hiring fair kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with an employment workshop led by human resources professionals. Attendees will learn about resume building, networking and interviewing. The hiring fair will begin at 10:30 a.m. For more information, go to https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/pensacola-hiring-fair-0.

Small business workshop planned

The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) the University of West Florida is presenting the following workshops:

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Memorial Day events announced Memorial Day, which honors Americans who have given their lives in service of their country, is observed on the last Monday of May (May 30 in 2016). Local events scheduled include: • The Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council has scheduled a Memorial Day event for 9 a.m. May 30 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For more information, contact Robert Hall at 712-3319. • The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola will present its annual Memorial Day observance at 1 p.m. May 29 at Veterans Memorial Park on Bayfront Parkway in downtown Pensacola. The guest speaker will be retired Marine Col. Tony Gain, a decorated combat veteran and inspirational speaker. Prizes will be awarded to area students who wrote Memorial Day essays. The presentation will feature color guard and honor guard team from MATSG-21 and performance by a chorus from NAS Pensacola and a bugler from Corry Station Performing Arts Center. Prior to the ceremony, the local Boy Scout troops will be conducting a flag retirement ceremony from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 434-6119 or go to www.veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com. • “Steps to Starting a Business” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon May 24 at the Santa Rosa Economic Development Office, 6491 Caroline St., No. 4, in Milton. Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Attendance fee is $35. To register, call 474-2528 go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “Training Opportunities.”

Reunion announced for USS Lexington

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

Breakfast part of appreciation month

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

CREDO resiliency workshop offered

A Personal Resiliency Workshop is being offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 24 by the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast. The workshop will help foster your personal holistic growth including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects. The workshop will take place at the NAS Pensacola Chapel. Active-duty (including reservists in active status) and their spouses are eligible to attend. For more information or to register, contact CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at 452-2093 or by e-mail at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Workshops teach suicide prevention

SafeTALK workshops are scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon May 26 and June 16 at the All Faiths Chapel, Bldg. 634. The workshops prepare helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources. The workshops are open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees at NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, Saufley Field and NAS Whiting Field. The

uniform for this training is civilian attire. For more information, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.

Relationship training program available The NAS Pensacola chaplain’s office is offering the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 8.0 training designed to teach couples communication skills and ground rules for handling conflict; it also promotes intimacy. Training sessions are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 and Aug. 5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. It is open to any active duty member and spouse or fiancée. Civilian DoD employees and retired military are also welcome. For more information, call 452-2093, or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Musical comedy on stage at PLT

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

Commissary plans case lot sale in June For those who want to stock up on deals, a case lot sale is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 3, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5 at the Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98. Demonstrations and games are also planned. For more information, call 452-6880.

Midway commemoration to be June 6

A Battle of Midway memorial commemoration is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 6 in the Blue Angel Atrium at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Rear Adm. Michael S. White, commander, Naval Education and Training Center (NETC), will be guest speaker. Dress is service dress white for E-6 and below, summer whites for E-7 and above, blue dress “D” for Marines and business casual for civilians. For more information, contatct Lt. John Cunningham at 452-3249 (john.c.cunningham1@navy.mil) or AWRC Steven Ballard at 452-3949 (steven.ballard@navy.mil).

Florida A&M alumni plan banquet

The Pensacola Chapter of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association is presenting a scholarship fundraising banquet at noon June 4 at St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 620 East Jordan St. Tickets are available for $35 and can be obtained by contacting Reginald Todd, by phone at 458-3480 or by e-mail at rltodd84@yahoo.com.

Soccer players can try out for team Tryouts for Perdido Bay Futbol Club travel team soccer are scheduled at the Southwest Escambia Sportsplex, 2020 Bauer Road. Tryouts are 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 24 for Academy Players (U8-U10). Children should arrive by 5:15 p.m. to check in. Tryouts are 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. May 25 and May 26 for Select Players (U11 and older). Children should arrive by 5:45 p.m. to check in. Players should come in proper soccer attire, including cleats and shin guards. Also bring the appropriate size ball and water or hydration. All Players must be registered online to participate. There is no cost to tryout. For more information, go to www.PerdidoBayFC.com.

Auditions being held for gospel show PCARA Productions is seeking talented youths to perform at PCARA’s 16th annual Youth Gospel Extravaganza. Performances will include gospel singing, praise dancing, drill teams and gospel rap. Auditions are scheduled for 6 p.m. May 24 at the Pensacola State College, Student Center, Bldg. 5, at the main campus. For more information, call Leroy Williams at 293-5345.

Children can participate in jazz jam Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave., has scheduled a Jazz Jam for Kids with Harmonicas and Kazoos at 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. tomorrow, May 21. The free event will be led by guitarist-banjoistvocalist Mike Potters with assistance from Norman Vickers. Each child will get a harmonica or kazoo to take home. For more information, go to www.jazz pensacola.com.

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.

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May 20, 2016

CID recognizes local civilians of the year, quarter; See page B2 Spotlight


When takes wing

By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor


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 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.

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 their thousands can cover a structure, shed their wings and begin looking for a food source – the wood in your home.

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 to deny the insects easy access to moisture. Treatment: Termite fortifications include injecting

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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.




May 20, 2016

CID recognizes local civilians of the year, quarter From Center for Information Dominance Public Affairs

The Center for Information Dominance (CID), the information warfare’s training organization headquarters, recognized top local civilian employees recently for both Civilian of the Year (CoY) and Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) at Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station. The mid-grade headquarters CoY is Ernest Collins, and the senior-grade CoY for both headquarters and the entire CID domain is Kirk Fernandez. Pamela Alexander is the 2016 first quarter mid-grade CoQ for the CID domain. Collins, a facilities operations specialist, fostered a culture of conservation, developing energy awareness campaigns, deploying energy efficiency technologies, and adopting new operational procedures that resulted in a consistent reduction in energy or water consumption. His efforts at Corry Station contributed to Naval Air Station Pensacola’s selection for FY

Center for Information Dominance recognizes its local civilians of the year (CoY) and quarter (CoQ). Kirk Fernandez, left, is the senior-grade CoY for both the headquarters and the entire CID domain; Pamela Alexander is the 2016 first quarter mid-grade CoQ for the domain; and Ernest Collins is the mid-grade headquarters CoY. Photo by Carla M. McCarthy

2015 Secretary of the Navy Energy and Water Management Award. Fernandez, an IT specialist for network and systems analysis at the headquarters, coordinated the deployment

for the web browser upgrade throughout CID’s domain, covering 1,684 workstations across four geographically dispersed learning commands with no interruption to training. He

also helped establish a cost effective extension of the IT of the Future (IToF) network into the information systems maintenance courses of instruction at CID Unit Hampton Roads and San Diego, and he re-authored a significant annual maintenance contract. Alexander, the executive assistant for CID headquarters’ commanding officer, was commended for her level of support from coordinating the commanding officer’s schedule during high visibility events to arranging visits to campus locations throughout the domain. Alexander’s responsiveness and travel preparations for the front office leadership were performed with flawless skill. CID, with headquarters at Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station, delivers information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. CID trains at 18 locations throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, and Japan.

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Gallery Night event to showcase Blues spouses Story, photo from Pensacola Public Information Officer

The City of Pensacola and the Blue Angels Association, along with the first lady of Pensacola, An Hayward, are joining together to introduce the residents of Pensacola to the silent heroes behind the Blue Angels. The city and the Blue Angels Association are now shifting focus to the spouses of the Blue Angels with an event that will showcase the spouses of the team. The event will include a photography showcase and a meetand-greet event from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today, May 20, at

An Hayward, left, stands with Rebecca Bernacchi, wife of Blue Angels Commanding Officer and Flight Leader Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi, as pilots from the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron head to their planes.

the Artel Gallery, 223 Palafox Place. It is one of the events scheduled as part of the Downtown Pensacola Gallery Night.


Hayward, wife of Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward, relates to the issues of being a supportive spouse and is heavily involved in this

project to showcase these spouses. “As the wife of a mayor, I get a lot of questions about what it is like to be married to a politician and it is no different with the spouses behind these famous figures,” she said. “I am all about empowering women.” She also has enlisted her talents as a fashion model and conducted a photoshoot to highlight the spouses of the Blues. The often forgotten piece of the Blue Angels are their spouses. There are many difficulties of being married to a service member such as adjusting to their schedule and

dealing with the erratic patterns of deployments and training. The Blue Angels are on the road about 280 days out of the year. Their spouses are frequently left to struggle with playing the mom, dad, coach and mentor roles vacated by their spouses when they are called to duty. “Pensacola is a special place not only to the Blue Angels, but also to their families,” said Mayor Hayward. “Sharing their story is an important part of who we are as a community, the story behind the Blue Angels and their spouses gives a great perspective into the life of a naval aviator.”





May 20, 2016

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.

Children play an instrument featured in the “petting zoo” during one of the Pensacola Symphony Music for Families event.

Story, photo from Pensacola Symphony

The Pensacola Symphony will present a Music for Families event tomorrow, May 21, at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. Tickets are $5. Pre-concert activities start at 9:30 a.m. and the performance is scheduled for 11 a.m. The musicians will be competing to see who plays the highest, who plays the fastest, and more, in a competition featuring orchestra champions. Music will include favorites such as the “Olympic Fanfare,” “The 1812 Overture” and the theme from “Star Wars.” Before the concert, the lobby will be filled with stations featuring theater with art, science and election activities. An instrument “petting zoo” will

give children the opportunity to play the many instruments. The symphony also recently announced performances for the 2016-17 season, which will mark the 20th anniversary for music director Peter Rubardt. • The season will begin Oct. 1 with Bella Hristova performing the “Sibelius Violin Concerto.” • Alexander Kobrin, the first of two Van Cliburn Piano Competition gold medalists on the symphony’s schedule, will perform Nov. 5. • The symphony will “Celebrate the New Year” Dec. 31 with jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. • The annual “Beethoven & Blue Jeans” concert, scheduled for Jan. 14, 2017, will feature the second Van Cliburn Piano Competition pianist, Jon Nakamatsu. • “The Pops!” goes to the

movies concert, scheduled for Feb. 11, 2017, will feature the music of John Williams. • A March 3 concert will feature a performance of “Mahler Symphony No. 3.” The performance will also feature special guest, mezzosoprano Susan Platts. • “Russian Spectacular,” scheduled for April 1, 2017, will feature guest conductor, William Eddins, of the EdSymphony in monton Canada. • The season will close April 29, 2017, with “Bernstein & Beethoven” featuring visiting composer Richard Danielpour and guest violinist Frank Almond. For more information, call 435-2533 or go to www. pensacolasymphony.com.

At the movies FRIDAY

“The Jungle Book” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, 7:30 p.m.; “The Huntsman: Winter War,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Elvis and Nixon,” R, 8 p.m.


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


“The Jungle Book” (3D), PG, noon; “The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; “The Boss,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “The Huntsman: Winter War,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Criminal,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “Elvis and Nixon,” R, 8 p.m.


“The Jungle Book” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Eye in the Sky,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “The Huntsman: Winter War,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.


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


“Elvis and Nixon,” R, 5 p.m.; “The Huntsman: Winter War,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Boss,” R, 7:30 p.m.


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

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

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• Armed Forces Day Run with Color: 8 a.m. tomorrow, May 21, at Portside Fitness Center. Open to all eligible MWR patrons. • Armed Forces Day: Battle of the Forces: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, May 21, on the lawn by Portside. This event is free and open to active-duty personnel in celebration of Armed Forces Day. Planned activities will include mini strongman competition, dunk tank, a bubble soccer shootout and more. Food offerings will include free hot dogs. For more information, call 452-9845. • Karate Class: NASP School of Karate, Shotokan Karate classes will begin soon at Portside • Summer Day Gym, Bldg. 627. Camps: Weekly The classes are camps, May 31 to open to active-duty, retirees, reservists, Aug. 9. From 6 a.m. to DoD and family 6 p.m. at NASP Youth members ages 9 Center; from 5 a.m. to and older. Instruc- 7 p.m. at NASP Corry tor is Sensei John Station School Age Wynne. Cost is $20 Care. For ages 5 per month ($22 (kindergarten) to 12. DoD). For informa- Programs include field tion or to register, trips, breakfast, lunch call 291-0940, 452- and afternoon snack. 7810 or 452-7813. Open to authorized • Aquatics: dependents. Weekly NASP beaches fee based on total and pools are family income. Prescheduled to open register at www.milifor the summer tarychildcare.com. For season May 28. information, call 452For more informa- 2417 or 453-6310. tion on aquatics programs, call 452-9429 or go to www.navymwrpensacola.com and choose Fitness/Aquatics from the menu. • Navy Youth Sports Track Team: Registration open from through June 3 at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. Training season is June 6 to July 29. Team events will be held at NASP Corry Station track. Fee is $50 per child. Includes uniform and medal. Open to ages 7-18 (high school) authorized dependents of active-duty or retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists. For information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Navy Youth Sports Tennis Lessons: Registration open through June 3 at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. Training season is June 14 to Aug. 4. Lesson will be at A.C. Read Tennis Courts at NASP. Fee is $50 per child. Includes professional instruction by Rita Dotson from Roger Scott Tennis complex. Open to ages 5-18 (high school) authorized dependents of active-duty or retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists. For information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417.

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

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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

Fleet and Family Support Center

Worship schedule NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

• Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, May 20. Future classes are planned for June 3 and June 24. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • Smooth move: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 1. Are you about to PCS? Learn how to apply for travel allowance, plan a relocation budget, and get tips on personal property shipping and storage. For more information, call 452-5990. • Move.mil Assist: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. FFSC provides assistance to complete the Move.mil for transferring personnel. Prior to coming to the class you must have a login name and pass-

word created. Open to all branches. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Couples Communication Workshop: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 15 and June 22. This twosession workshop will teach skills to help you connect more easily with your partner and increase the chance of your relationship being successful. Registration required. To register or for more information, call 4525609. • Parenting 6- to 12-yearolds: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 6, June 13, June 20 and June 27 (six sessions). For more information or to register, call 452-5990 or 452-5609. • AmVets ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 30. The veterans service organization, AMVETS (or American Veterans), sponsors numerous programs that offer a helping hand to veterans and their families. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.

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

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

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MARKETPLACE Publication date every Friday except Christmas and New Years Deadline to place an ad is noon Monday, the week of the publication. Place your ad online at www.gosportpensacola. com Place your ad by phone at 850-433-1166 ext. 29 Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm

motor • merchandise • employment • real estate • and more! Employment

Articles for Sale

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

Black, extra small motorcycle helmet. New in box, comes with sun visor. Fulmer AF-255. $100. 850-4504467.

Air Care Wizard looking for full time HVAC technician. 850-4719400. Jonathan@ AirCareWizard. Com. Restaurant and Marina located on the beautiful Inter Coastal Waterway: hiring dock attendants, servers, bartenders, hostesses, oyster shuckers, cooks, dishwashers, and expos. Apply in person at Perdido Key Oyster Bar. 850492-5600.

Articles for Sale

U-Haul boxes. All sizes. Wardrobes. Packing materials, and beads. For whole house move. Paid $1200, selling for $100. 765Nikon D800 FX 438-8753. DSLR 36 Mega Pixel Camera. Auto Auto Nikkor AF-S Dodge 2 4 - 1 2 0 m m 1988 VR1:4G ED Van. Tan/brown. and 70-300mm $450. 850-221VR1:4.5-5.6 ED 4399. lens, flashcard, battery char- 2005 Jeep Grand ger, and more. Cherokee lim$2800. 251-256- ited 4x4 132k miles. Silver. 4025. Loaded. Must 3 piece Resin see. $8500. Call Wicker couch or text 850-293and chairs. 7979. $150. 850-983Motorcycles Motorcycles 1681. Tiffen cassette player & recorder. Can be used with a slide show presentation for school or business. $40. 850-983-1681.

Wood outdoor Patio Table/ chairs, Folds into 1 piece for storage. Like new. $250. Wanted: retired 850-983-1681 military parttime mainte- Navy Officers nance techni- sword. 33 inch cian. Truck blade, 36 inch required. 850- belt, knot & carrying case. Worn 484-2700. once for change command. Articles for Sale Articles for Sale of $350 cash. 941or Bang stick. 41 721-7565 magnum. Power 807-1984. head. Stainless steel. Factory Sharp (brand) made. Shark pro- microwave oven tector. $100. 497- still in box. Like new. 1.8 cubic 1167. ft. 1100 Watts. Lionfish pole $125. 850-450spear. Hawai- 4467. ian sling. Set up stand. specifically for li- Cobia onfish. $15. 417- Aluminum. 753/4” x 93-1/2”. 1694. $500. 850-221Offshore fishing 4399. tackle. X-Large cloth tacklebox on roll- B l u e ers. Marlin lures, recliner for $50. offshore fish- Also a hospiing gear of ev- tal bed/mattress ery description. cost $700 asking Box value $100, $100 obo. I’d tackle $300. Sell prefer appointboth for $100. ments only, call 850-477-1923. 454-9486.

2003 Kawasaki 1600 Vulcan Motorcycle. 18156 miles. New tires. Lots of extras. $4500. 255-5591. Harley Davidson Road King 2006. Less 9500 miles. Black Cherry Great Shape. $ 8,000. 850292-7927.

Real Estate

Real Estate

4br/3ba 2600 sqft house. Heron’s Forest, gated community w/ pool and tennis courts. Next to NAS back gate. $1,650/ month. Contact Mike at mpvbeach@gmail. com, or Okinawa 08083736697.

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

3BR/2BA. Living room, family room, kitchen/ dining. Carport, fenced backyard. Close to bases and hospital. $835/month, deposit $725. 850968-4130. 2/1 duplex, tile thru out except bedrooms carpet. Screened in backporch, W/D hookup, quiet neighborhood. $650/month plus $650 deposit. 850-982-0727. Leave message. Roommates Roommates

Roommate wanted to share large two-story home. Private bedroom, but share common space. $495/ month, $350 deMisc Misc. posit. Utilities in18.5’ Searay. cluded. 850-206185 Bowrider 3331. 4.3L I/O, 190HP, Sale Sale rod holders, For For tow eye, stereo, good condition. Newly renovated $7,800. 850- home for sale: 3BR/2BA. 7606 458-0759. Brook Forest Dr. 18 ft. Lund 2495sqft. Large aluminum boat floor plan. New steel with new trailer. stainless $1500. 850-221- kitchen appliances, new granite 4399. and shaker-style UpM o t o r c y c l e cabinets. Dunlop tire dated fireplace. 42712-MR-672 Master bathroom 1 7 0 / 8 0 - 1 5 C - completely renoPV78N; 150/90- vated. Freshly 15. New in Hon- painted interior/ da pkg. $50 obo exterior. Large bonus room and 255-5591. mud room. Large 4 Pirelli tires. fenced backyard. gaScorpion ATR Two-car P275/55 R20. rage. $299,500. Tubeless. Std 850-748-4701. Load. Good d u s t i @ g r a n g Tread. $250. erdevelopment. com. 255-5591.

4 B R / 2 B A house. 1600sqft. 5 minutes outside NASP backgate. Newly renovated, ready now. $125,000. Info/appointment by calling 850-994-1030.

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