Gosport - May 24, 2013

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Water safety ... As summer approaches, area swimmer and boaters are reminded: our waterways are beautiful and inviting places, but never let down your guard against water-related accidents. See page B1 in today’s Gosport’s “Life” for “Swim season: make safety your priority.”

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Swim safe reminder NASP PAO

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, base officials wish to remind personnel to exercise caution in all leisure activities, but especially around water. As per “NASP 5500.3J, 27 Nov 2012,” the Fishing and Swimming Policy, swimming onboard the base is authorized in designated areas only. In some areas, the base’s shoreline has a relatively steep slope, potential for strong currents, drop-offs, underwater obstructions and dangerous marine life. Authorized swimming areas are the guarded areas at Barrancas Beach and Blue Angel Park and the roped-off area at Ski Beach. Guarded beaches are only open when the lifeguards are present. Ski Beach has controlled

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NASP responds to series of water-related emergencies By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Christopher L. Hatch, assistant fire chief of Operations for Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast (F&ESGC) aboard NAS Pensacola, is hoping that recent events are not a sign of what this summer might be like. Between May 13 and May 19, F&ESGC personnel were involved in a series of water-related search and rescue operations that left three people dead and one missing.

“It was a busy two weeks,” Hatch said. “We only had one day when we were not out on the water.” Recent incidents include: • May 18-19: F&ESGC personnel, divers and boats responded to a mutual aid request from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office to assist in the search for an 8-year-old autistic boy from Louisiana who was missing on Perdido Key. Hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement agencies combed the area by

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Ens. Jordan Riggs is pictured with Ronnie Shumaker’s fifth-grade class from Clarkdale Attendance Center. Riggs, a student pilot with Training Squadron 9 onboard NAS Meridian, served as a tour guide for the Starbase-Atlantis class. Riggs experienced the Starbase program 15 years ago at McConnell Air Force Base. Photo courtesy of NAS Meridian

Starbase alumnus, Navy pilot shares his experience By Penny Randall NAS Meridian PAO

NAVAL AIR STATION MERIDIAN, Miss. – It’s been 15 years since Jordan Riggs was a 10-year-old student at Starbase onboard McConnell Air Force Base, but once he stepped into the Starbase-Atlantis building onboard Naval Air Station Meridian, the memories came flooding back. Riggs, now an ensign in the U.S. Navy and a student pilot with Training Squadron 9, served as a tour guide for a class of Starbase-Atlantis students from Clarkdale Attendance Center recently. “As a kid, I was always fascinated by anything air and space (related), so Starbase was an easy sell for me,” Riggs said. “Among the experiences I remember are meeting active Air Force pilots, learn-

ing about Newton’s Laws of Motion, and touring a KC-135 tanker. “However, one moment I remember vividly happened when our class was given a chance to try out a desktop flight simulator. It was nothing special, just a PC and a joystick. As I was concentrating intently on trying to land the airplane smoothly, one of the teachers tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘You’ve got what it takes’ – that made me feel enormously prideful and confident in my abilities. In school, I was always the smallest kid with the biggest glasses, and was picked on a lot for it, but when the teacher said that to me, I felt 10 times cooler than all the cool kids.” NAS Meridian’s Starbase-Atlantis Director Pam Litton said this is the first

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NAS Pensacola Honor Guard Sailors fire a volley during a Memorial Day observance. Gosport file photo

Memorial Day services scheduled By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Memorial Day is a Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 27 in 2013), and it commemorates U.S. service members who died while in military service. Many Americans observe the holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials. A national moment of remembrance will takes place at 3 p.m. local time. Many people also observe the tradition of flying of the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon local time. Formerly known as Decoration Day, the holiday was originally enacted to

honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War. After World War I, it was extended to honor Americans who have died in all wars. The preferred name for the holiday gradually changed to Memorial Day, and it was declared the official name by Federal law in 1967. The Uniform Holidays Bill, which was passed in by Congress in1968, moved Memorial Day from its traditional date of May 30 to the last Monday in May. Several local events are scheduled to observe the holiday: • The Pensacola Veterans Memorial

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NMOTC’s CO throws first pitch at military appreciation Blue Wahoos game Story, photo by NMOTC PAO

The commanding officer of the U.S. Navy’s premier training facility for operational medicine and aviation survival training threw the ceremonial first pitch during the Pensacola-based Blue Wahoos May 18 game. Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) Commanding Officer Capt. James Norton, threw out the first pitch in front of more than 4,000 fans at the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, considered one of the premier facilities in minor league baseball. “Simply being on the

NMOTC Commanding Officer Capt. James Norton speaks with a Pensacola Blue Wahoos announcer prior to throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during the Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball game May 18 at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium.

field to represent the Navy – and Navy medicine – as a guest of the Blue Wahoos and the Greater Pensacola Chamber is an honor,” he said. “The city

of Pensacola and the Navy have a storied history and an absolutely incredible partnership,

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land, sea and air for two days before the boy’s body was found. It is believed that he drowned. • May 16: F&ESGC responded to a call of two suspected drowning victims discovered near Sherman Cove Marina. • May 13 to May 16: F&ESGC participated in the intensive land, sea and air search for a kayaker missing after launching from the Lake Frederic area of NASP. While the operations themselves were not unusual, having that many incidents in a row at or close to the base in such a short time is not normal, Hatch said. And with the summer season just around the corner, Hatch hopes that the tragic trend does not continue. He would like to see more calls that end happily, such as a recent cardiac arrest case when emergency responders were able to save a man’s life. F&ESGC provides fire suppression, fire prevention, public education, advanced and basic life support services, technical rescue and special operations response for the Pensacola Navy complex, NAS Whiting Field in Milton and surrounding communities. Swim from page 1

Switch 4 Good, USO celebrate energy goal ... Russ Downing, community manager for Balfour Beatty Communities at NAS Pensacola, and Nora Dollen, site representative for WattzOn and the Switch 4 Good program, deliver a $500 check to USO Program Manager Dana Cervantes (center) May 15. Downing said the $500 was awarded to the Switch 4 Good program for reaching its initial goal of 30 percent enrollment. He said the program, which offers energy-saving information to residents of military housing, is hoping to reach a 50 percent enrollment goal soon and collect another $500, which he also plans to donate to the USO. Photo by Janet Thomas

NHP satellite pharmacy opens for refills June 3 From NHP

Naval Hospital Pensacola’s satellite pharmacy, located by the Navy Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98, will begin providing refill pickup services June 3. The new facility will replace the refill center at the Navy Exchange. The hours for the satellite pharmacy will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (the drive-through window will open each day at 8 a.m.) The satellite pharmacy is scheduled to open for all prescription services June 24; however, the drive-through will remain for refills only. For more information, call the Main Outpatient Pharmacy at 505-6640.

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access. There are “No Swimming” signs at NATTC beach, Mustin Beach, and the access to the beach at Lake Frederic. MWR lifeguards go on duty for the summer tomorrow, May 25. Barrancas Beach, the Mustin Beach Pool and the Corry Station pool open at 10 a.m. Barrancas Beach will have lifeguards stationed seven days a week from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Both of the pools will be open for recreational swim from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Sundays and holidays

and from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays. Early morning lap swim is offered from 5:30-7:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday at Corry Pool and both pools offer lap swim from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and during any recreational swim time. The pools have a lot of activities – climbing walls, water basketball and a slide (at Mustin). Mustin Beach Pool has a shallow area for toddlers, and Corry Station’s pool has a ramp for easy entry and exit into the water. Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.

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time she has had a pilot who experienced the program in his youth. “This experience was unique because Ens. Riggs could relate to our students on a personal level,” Litton said. “He could talk to them about how attending Starbase as a fifth grader was an inspiration to him. Our students were so excited to hear about his experience as a former Starbase student.” Riggs was a student at Wichita Independent School in Wichita, Kan., when he attended the Starbase program which focuses on a curriculum of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). There are currently 76 DoD Starbase programs worldwide. Fifteen of these are Starbase-Atlantis sites located on Navy bases. The week-long program exposes fifth grade students and their teachers to real-world applications through experimental learning, simulations and interaction with military personnel. “Starbase was but one small piece of my life experiences that moved me to join the Navy. But yes, it was a definite force that shaped my ambitions on flying,” Riggs said. “Starbase helped to draw my gaze skyward, which ultimately put me on a trajectory to wanting to become a pilot,” he said. “I also had a few heroes – my grandfather was a B-17 pilot in World War II and my violin teacher’s husband was an American Airlines pilot.” Riggs said his experience at Meridian’s Starbase Atlantis was truly memorable. “When making the decision to join the military, one of the things I imagined doing someday was talking with likeminded youngsters about my experiences,” Riggs said. “Having come full-circle to meet with students in the same setting I was in 15 years ago was inspiring to me and, I hope, to them as well. A lot of forces exist that can challenge a child’s confidence and sully his or her dreams. Programs like Starbase give positive focus and encouragement to those kids.”

Park Foundation will present its annual observance of Memorial Day at 1 p.m. May 26 at Veterans Memorial Park on Bayfront Parkway in downtown Pensacola. The guest of honor will be Mike Esmond, an Army veteran and the first Vietnam draftee to speak at the event. Esmond served on landing craft transporting soldiers into battle. The public is invited and encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, contact John E. Pritchard at 456.0040. • The Naval Air Station Pensacola Memorial Day service is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 27 at Committal Shelter A in the Barrancas National Cemetery Annex. Participants should be at the cemetery by 8:30 a.m. Military organizations should bring organization flags and stands. The annual Memorial Day program is held to remember and honor all military members who have served or are currently serving our nation. The program will include remarks from NAS Pensacola Commanding Officer Capt. Keith Hoskins and a performance of patriotic music by the NATTC Choir. Keynote speaker will be retired Army Maj. Gen. Al Gilles. For more information, call Robert F. Hall Jr. of the Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council at 456-1561 or 712-3319. • Hillcrest Baptist Church will hold a sunrise service to honor deceased veterans at 5:30 a.m. May 27 at the Wall South at Veterans Memorial Park. The public is welcome to attend the service. Guest speaker will be Air Force Lt. Col. Bobby Woods, deputy commander of the 479th Flying Training Group aboard NAS Pensacola. For more information, contact Gary Graf by phone at 475-8029 or by e-mail at garygraf@cox.net. NMOTC from page 1

and being invited to take part in America’s pastime is a truly remarkable experience.” The Pensacola Blue Wahoos are highlighting and recognizing area military commands in conjunction with the Greater Pensacola Chamber during Military Appreciation Month, historically observed annually in May. The Greater Pensacola Chamber pro-

cured nearly 2,000 ticket vouchers from various Pensacola-area businesses and organizations to Blue Wahoos home games during May 2013, with the Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee disseminating tickets to Pensacola-area commands, service members and military family members. The Blue Wahoos also host retirement and re-enlistment ceremonies either during the pre-game show or privately.

NASP: search is on in 100th year celebration logo contest From NASP PAO

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

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

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until June 24, and entries will be judged by NASP command staff. The winning design will be featured in the July 5 edition of Gosport. Contestants should e-mail their high-quality, print-ready design in JPEG format along with contact information to Patrick Nichols, NAS Pensacola Public Affairs,

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

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

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


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Roman Catholic church service resumes From NASP Chaplain

Starting Sunday, May 26, Roman Catholic Sunday services resume at 8:30 a.m. at NASC auditorium (Bldg. 633), noon at Corry Station Chapel.

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Motorcycle safety from an ER biker’s perspective By Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Levenson Naval Hospital Pensacola, Emergency Room department head

I think Robert Pirsig’s attempt to address the question of “Why we ride?” is one of the best ever written. “You see things (while) vacationing on a motorcycle in a way that is completely different from any other,” Pirsig wrote in “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” “In a car you’re always in a compartment and because you’re used to it, you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame. On a cycle, the frame is gone. You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming. That concrete whizzing by five inches below your foot is the real thing, the same stuff you walk on, it’s right there, so blurred you can’t focus on in, yet you can put your foot down and touch it anytime, and the whole thing, the whole experience, is never removed from immediate consciousness.” This passage from the book helps shed some light on why bikers, myself included, would expose ourselves to what is perceived as a great risk by the non-riding population. To us, it is not the danger that we see, but rather the freedom to explore the world from a very powerful and enlightening perspective. However, to say that this lifestyle is without risk is foolish and we in the Navy, like the other military services, are taught to mitigate our risk by understanding and managing it though

A motorcycle rider, Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Levenson, Naval Hospital Pensacola Emergency Room department head, has safety advice for other riders. Photo from Naval Hospital Pensacola PAO

our operational risk management (ORM) steps. ORM teaches us to identify the hazards, assess those hazards, make risk decisions, implement controls and supervise or watch for changes. Though I am biker to the core, I am also a father, a husband, a Sailor, a nurse and a department head of an emergency room. I have had to develop techniques and skills to make all these parts fit into the lifestyle of riding. I want to enjoy the ride and everything that goes with it, but at the end of the day, I want to go home in one piece and managing the risks effectively helps make that happen. From 2001-2008, the Centers for Disease Control noted that motorcyclist death rates increased 55 percent (1.12 per 100,000 persons in 2001 to 1.74 per 100,000 persons in 2008). The highest death and injury rates were among 20- to 24-year-olds, followed by 25- to 29-year-olds). For Florida, motorcycle fatalities accounted for 14.3 percent of all traffic fatali-

ties in 2010, but motorcyclists make up only 7 percent of the motoring public. Many of these accidents involved either another vehicle or alcohol. When it comes to other vehicles, the fact is that motorcyclists are not the majority out there on the roads. Mellissa Holbrook Pierson said it best in her book “The Perfect Vehicle”: “Seven million who ride stacked against 225 million who don’t. To get an idea of the minority status this number confirms, consider the fact that some 20 million Americans call themselves dedicated birdwatchers.” In order to mitigate the risk of riding when it comes to others on the road, service members must take the required safety classes and always wear personal protection equipment (PPE). Like it or not, wearing a Department of Transportation approved helmet will help save your life. According to Ride Smart Florida (www.ridesmartflorida.com) motorcyclists not wearing a helmet are 40 percent more likely to die of a head injury than those who wear one. Not only will wearing the Department of Transportation (DoT) helmet help keep you alive, if you are a Sailor or Marine and do not wear one, you are in violation of the Navy Safety Instruction and could face penalties under the UCMJ. It should probably not need to be said, but drinking and riding is probably one of the dumbest things a biker can do. Ride Smart Florida notes that having any alcohol in one’s body increases the chance of crashing by five times. Having a blood alcohol content (BAC) greater than 0.05 percent increases the risk of crashing by about 40 times and one-fourth of all

fatal alcohol-related motorcycle crashes involve motorcyclists running off the road, overturning or falling from the motorcycle rather than striking another object. In other words you essentially are your own worst enemy when you drink before you ride. In 2010, the percentage with BAC 0.08 or above was highest for fatally injured motorcycle riders among the 21- to 24-year-olds (34 percent), followed by 25- to 34-year-olds (30 percent). These are the bikers who help reinforce the emergency room’s stereotype of motorcycles being “Donor-Cycles.” “Riding is something that hovers between you and the road,” Pierson wrote in her book. “Or rather, it is about removing as much as possible between you and the road, about extending yourself past the very vehicle that enables you to feel the road in the first place. So in one sense, it’s about the way a road moves past you.” Do not lessen that distance between you and the road to the point of injury. Enjoy the ride, live the lifestyle, manage your risks and ride safely.

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Army’s ‘Best Warriors’ compete By Staff Sgt. Abbigale Black 350th CACOM Unit Public Affairs Representative


ORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Civil Affairs Soldiers from the warm Florida coast, the dry plains of Texas and other southern climates took to the woods of central Pennsylvania, April 9 through 11, and matched their Soldier skills to determine who was, in fact, their command’s Best Warrior. Spc. Shad Barrows and Staff Sgt. Andrew Paulsen, both from the 413th Civil Affairs Battalion (CA BN) in Lubbock, Texas, took home the Best Warrior title from Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., after a week of grueling competition in which their collective performances pushed them ahead of their rivals from the rest of the 350th Civil Affairs Command (CACOM), located at NASP Corry Station. The week began when, after a height and weight check, each Soldier was challenged to write an essay on the Army value of their choice. The physical tests began early the next morning with a pre-dawn Army physical fitness test followed by the land navigation course. The course was long and since the Soldiers were being judged on speed as well as accuracy, it required quick movement through the hills and dense Pennsylvania woods. “I’m fine, I’m fine,” said Barrows, the eventual winner of the enlisted category, as he tried

to wave away medical attention for a bloody nose he’d incurred moving rapidly through the course. “It happens,” he said. That tough-it-out attitude was vital for the next event, which had participants stepping off for a six-mile road march with a 50pound rucksack on their backs. The competition did not get easier on Day 2, which began with the participants qualifying on their weapons followed by the obstacle course, where they negotiated six obstacles and ran up a hill, down and back up again, before sprinting to the finish line. The competitors threw hand grenades, demonstrated their radio communication skills and were checked on first aid knowledge as part of a “Warrior Tasks” test that concluded the second day. The final day’s task was less physical but no less challenging – the participants donned their Army service uniforms and faced a board comprised of sergeants major who demanded they demonstrate the military

Spc. Patrick Carter, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 350th CACOM, tops the vertical wall on the obstacle course. Photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells

SPC Shad Barrows, 413th Civil Affairs Battalion, digs deep as he enters the final mile of the road foot march event at the 350th CACOMʼs Best Warrior competition in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. Soldiers from the 350th Civil Affairs Command came together for a combined Best Warrior Competition with the 353rd Civil Affairs Command, April 9-11. The winners of this competition will represent the 353rd and 350th at the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior competition held at Fort Bragg, N.C., this month. Photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells

bearing and mental agility to stand above their peers. The results of each event were recorded, scored and weighted in a complex series of calculations to determine a winner. The standings were a closely guarded secret until the dinner and awards ceremony that marked the event’s end. “There is no substitute for victory,” said Col. R.C. Brewer, 350th CACOM deputy commander and guest speaker at the awards dinner. “I encourage all of you, including the winners, to work to, as we used to say, be all

you can be.” Although there can be only one winner for each category of the competition (the Soldier and non-commissioned officer categories), the experience was not wasted on the other Soldiers who competed. “I was very proud to be here at a well-structured event that brought out the best in all of us,” said Spc. Christopher Tull Jr., 490th CA BN. “It really broadens your horizons. We’ve met people from all over the nation here.” The across-the-nation experi-

Staff Sgt. Andrew Paulsen, 413th Civil Affairs Battalion out of Lubbock, Texas, leads the 10K ruck march and has about a mile to go. Photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells

ence was enhanced by a unique feature of this year’s competition – it was held hand-in-hand with the 353rd CACOM. Although the Soldiers competed in all the events together, each command determined their own victor in each category. The Best Warriors from the 350th CACOM will see their northern counterparts again soon, as the U.S. Army Civil Affairs Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Best Warrior competition is scheduled for Fort Bragg, N.C., this month.

Spc. Shad Barrows, 413th Civil Affairs Battalion, emerges from the low crawl event on the obstacle course. Photo by Staff Sgt. Sharilyn Wells



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Rewarding Sailors for responsible choices By MC1(SW/AW) Molly A. Burgess

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) – On April 1, the launch of a yearround campaign was implemented throughout the Navy as part of an ongoing initiative to encourage Sailors to make choices that will help them keep what they have successfully earned during their naval career. The “Keep What You’ve Earned” (KWYE) campaign is a continuing effort to encourage responsible drinking habits by focusing on achievements through recognition for dedication and hard work in hope Sailors will realize how much can be lost if they make poor choices in regards to alcohol. According to Fleet Master Chief April D. Beldo, Manpower Personnel Training and Education, although the rates of Navy alcohol-related incidents (ARI) and driving under the influence (DUI) have decreased, one incident is too many. “This campaign is updated to reach out in a personal way to all Sailors, particularly those under 25, who have had 60 percent of the alcohol-related incidents,” said Beldo. “Over the last five years the number of ARIs has been reduced by almost half. We need to continue to reduce ARIs so that we have the safest and most professional force to lead the Navy's future.” Unlike previous programs and campaigns, to encourage all-hands participation up and down the ranks, KWYE highlights monthly alcohol related

Fleet Master Chief April Beldo talks to Sailors at the Center for Information Dominance Unit (CIDU) Monterey in 2012. Photo by MC1(SW/AW) Nathan L. Guimont

message that reflect on the campaigns mission for leadership to facilitate and talk about amongst their Sailors. “Monthly message topics will provide variety to ensure that the campaign ‘is heard,’ ” said Beldo. “During the week leading prior to Memorial Day, the next phase of the KWYE campaign will launch, in alignment with the Navy’s ‘Live to Play, Play to Live’ summer safety campaign, including dissemination of the videos and summer safety-related messaging.” The 52 weekly discussion topics are a way for leaders to

remind their Sailors about responsible drinking habits. “There is also social media messaging, and an ‘app’ that will be coming out soon that can be downloaded onto portable devices,” said QMC John Renaud, Drug and Alcohol Program adviser, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. Beldo said that for the campaign development, it heavily leveraged direct Sailor input and feedback to design the concept. “The research, conducted over the last year, identified specific messaging that resonated

with all Navy as well as those most at risk,” Beldo said. “That research included review of civilian efforts, focus groups, and Navy culture.” By actively engaging Sailors as advocates, the campaign seeks to enhance the awareness of not only the consequences of poor alcohol related choices, but promoting and encouraging alternative choices to drinking as well as delegation of responsibility. “Being an advocate for responsible drinking is not only a leadership responsibility, it is the responsibility of every

Sailor in the fleet,” said Beldo. The campaign also focuses on establishing a partnership and collaboration between the Navy and civilian programs that are also focused on Sailors' well-being. “Research shows that community-based alcohol abuse prevention and intervention programs can have a positive impact on drinking habits,” Beldo said. “Working with community organizations, MWR and Navy commands encourage positive behaviors such as ‘safe ride home’ programs, designated driver or public transportation arrangements.” The campaign is in alignment with the SecNav’s 21 Century Sailor and Marine Initiative and the Joint Fleet Forces and Pacific Fleet Campaign against irresponsible use of alcohol through celebrating and rewarding naval career achievements. “We must all work together to create and maintain a responsible drinking environment. Remind Sailors of their accomplishments and encourage positive decision making regarding alcohol,” said Beldo. “Let’s all keep what we’ve earned.” Check out the tips, multimedia, and other resources which are available online and download at http://www. public. navy.mil/ bupers-npc/ support/ nadap/ campaign_events/drink responsibly/ Pages/ default. aspx. For more news from Navy Public Affairs Support Element, Norfolk, visit www.navy. mil/ local/ pacennorfolk/.



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Whiting Field names Sailors of the Quarter Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently announced its Sailors of the Quarter for the second quarter for fiscal year 2013. The program is designed to recognize the top performing Sailors from various levels of enlisted service. The Sailor of the Quarter is the top first class petty officer. The Junior Sailor of the Quarter is the best performing second class petty officer, while the Blue Jacket of the Quarter is the most impressive up-and-coming Sailor from the junior ranks.

AB1 Carlos Peralta, AB2 Matthew Ashurst, and AC3 Keesha Page

were respectively named the Sailor, Junior Sailor and Blue Jacket of the Quarter. All three Sailors were recognized for their outstanding performance while on duty and within the community. Each of these Sailors received a formal Letter of Commendation in their service records and are in the running for the annual Sailor of the Quarter awards.

AB1 Carlos Peralta Sailor of the Quarter

AB2 Matthew Ashurst Junior Sailor of the Quarter

AC3 Keesha Page Blue Jacket of the Quarter

Peralta is the Fire and Emergency Service Division’s aircraft rescue fire fighting chief. According to his ABCS John Coger, Peralta’s leading chief petty officer, his duties include: Naval Outlying Field (NOLF) Harold senior site petty officer, command petty officer indoctrination coordinator, NOLF Harold’s career counselor and safety petty officer and command duty officer. These efforts have helped to ensure the safety of the Navy’s busiest training air station. “Petty Officer Peralta is an exceptional deck plate leader, dedicated mentor and technical expert of aircraft firefighting,” Coger stated. “His rigorous training methods and devotion to duty were key in the selection of OLF Harold Field receiving the Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) of the Quarter nomination for the first quarter of 2013.”

Ashurst is the site petty officer for NOLF Choctaw, hazmat, safety petty officer and T-1500 trainer as well as NOLF Harold’s aircraft rescue fire fighter (ARFF) chief and training petty officer. He is directly responsible for the training and safety of nine aircraft fire fighters. Coger emphasized that Ashurst is often sought out by others for his technical expertise. His leadership and professional influence is evident by the fact that 90 percent of his team are qualified ARFF chief. “ABH2 Ashurst promotes teamwork and is instrumental to the cohesiveness of the Crash Division Training throughout Outlying Fields,” he added. His training is not limited to work, however, as Ashurst also successfully completed 12 college credit hours this quarter, while pursuing a degree in fire science. “Ashurst is proven as a top quality leader, worker and Sailor,” Lt. Kenyatto Mayes, Crash and Fire and Emergency Services division officer, said.

Page serves as a Choctaw facility watch supervisor, local controller, flight planning supervisor and radar final controller. Her flawless military bearing is on ready display through her role on the NASWF color guard team. She has honored and shown final respects for five fallen shipmates as well as exemplified pride in military service at several military related community events. “She exudes the spark of leadership, creative ability, and self-confidence to excel at any task given,” said her division leading chief petty officer, ACCS Johnny Hill. Page has successfully completed more than 2,000 mishap-free flight operations helping to produce more than 50 new fleet aviators.

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May 24, 2013





Commissary to cut hours on holiday

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

NEX announces shorter holiday hours

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

Walking tours focus on Seville Square

Free historic architectural walking tours around Seville Square are scheduled for tomorrow, May 25. The tours are sponsored by the Pensacola Historic Preservation Society to celebrate VIVA Florida 500. The tours will leave from the Quina House Museum, 204 South Alcaniz St., at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the tours. For more information, call 393-3091.

Enlisted breakfast to be held May 29

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

Opening reception being held at gallery

Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place, is featuring a show by local artist Margaret Biggs through June 15. An opening reception, scheduled for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, May 24, will feature refreshments and the music by Billy Howell and his group, The 18 String Army. A poet as well as a visual artist, Biggs will give a recital of her work at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 429-9100 or go to www.bluemorninggallery.com.

Go for a walk for charity at state park

A family walk is scheduled for June 1 at Big Lagoon State Park. Registration and start time is between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Triggers, 12700 Gulf Beach Highway. The walk, which is being sponsored by Perdido Key Rotary and the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce, is a non-competitive event, similar to a German-style Volksmarch. Walkers (or runners) can choose to finish a 5K or 10K route. Participants must start by 11 a.m. and finish by 2 p.m. Registration fee is $15 and partipants will receive a T-shirt and commemorative pin. Participants with military ID and children younger than age 12 will have the option of walking the course for but must pay for the pin and/or shirt. Food and drinks will be available at the finish area. Net proceeds from sponsors and drawings will go to area charities and nonprofits. For more information, call retired Coast Guard Capt. Rod Powell, with the Perdido Key Volksmarch Club, at 637-1876.

Technology expo scheduled for June 3

The annual Technology Exposition is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 at the Mustin Beach Club. The free event is and open to all personnel. More than 25 vendors will be showcasing the newest solutions related to cyber security, ruggedized equipment, cloud computing, communication solutions, data encryption, mobile devices, audiovisual technology, information assurance, systems integration, desktop virtualization and more. To check out the list of exhibitors or to register for the event, go to www.FederalEvents.com. For more information, contact Julia Banks by e-mail at Banks@ncsi.com.

Budget for Baby classes scheduled

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

Flight Academy scholarships available

The National Flight Academy is accepting scholarship applications for 7th to 12th grade students for six-day summer sessions. Application are available online at www.nationalflightacademy.com/ scholarship. A limited number of scholarships are available. Regular registration for summer sessions is also open online at www.nationalflightacademy.com.

Submission guide You can submit information for possible publication in Partyline by sending an e-mail to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions must include the organization’s name and details about events including times, dates, locations and any costs involved. Contact information also is required. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with established standards. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance. The deadline is noon Friday for the next week’s publication. For more information, call 458-7836 or send an e-mail to info@nationalflightacademy.com.

Registration open for Embry-Riddle

Registration will be open through May 31 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The NASP office is at 250 Chambers Ave., in Bldg. 634, Suite 033. Hours aboard NAS Pensacola are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The NAS Whiting Field office is in Bldg, 1417, Room 163. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Classes begin May 31. Dates for late registration and add/drop deadlines will be May 31 to June 6. New student orientation will be 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 29 at the NAS Pensacola office. For more information, call 458-1098, send an e-mail to pensacola@erau.edu, or visit www.world wide.erau.edu/locations/pensacola.

Theater group staging comedy-drama

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

Association running concession stand

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

Summer basketball camps announced

The 34th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp sponsored and hosted by the City of Pensacola Department of Leisure Services and the City of Gulf Breeze Department of Recreation will conduct three summer sessions for boys and girls ages 7 to 13. Brochures and information can be obtained regarding the June 24-28, July 15-19 and July 22-26 sessions at the Vickery Community Center in Pensacola and the South Santa Rosa Recreation Center in Gulf Breeze. For more information, call 968-9299 or send an e-mail to chipboes@gmail.com.

USO’s program shows appreciation

Operation R&R is in full swing at the NAS Pensacola USO Center. The program gives business and community leaders as well as civic groups a chance to mingle with troops stationed in Pensacola during Military Appreciation Month. A variety of activities are planned. There are still several dates and activities available if you would like to provide food and fun for 75-100 troops. For more information, contact Dana Cervantes, program manager, by phone at 485-6279 or by e-mail at dcervantes@uso.org.

Memorial golf tournament to be June 8

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

STARBASE planning summer sessions

STARBASE Atlantis is accepting applications and military volunteers for the summer program. STARBASE Atlantis accepts students who will

complete the 4th and 5th grade during the 20122013 school year. Students who are interested in learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education are invited to apply. During the program, students build and launch a rocket, visit aviation training centers, meet the Blue Angels, conduct chemistry experiments, learn navigation and mapping and much more. Sessions are scheduled for June 10 to 13, June 17 to 20, June 24 to 27 and July 8 to 11. The classroom is located at NASP Bldg. 1907, 461 San Carlos Road. Cost is free. Parents are required to fill out a program application, pick-up and drop-off students, provide a sack lunch, snack and drink. Volunteers also are needed to help with the program. For more information, call 452-8287 or go to www.netc.navy.mil/community/starbase/pensacola.

Coin show scheduled for June 15

Pensacola Numismatic Society Coin & Currency Show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 at the Hadji Shrine Temple, 800 West Nine Mile Road. Admission will be $1 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. There will be hourly door prizes and raffles for two gold American Eagles and 10 Silver Eagles. For more information, contact the show chairmen Bud Cooly or Steve Gerlach by phone at 473-1515 or by e-mail at steve@emeraldcoastcoins.com.

Gathering planned to mark Juneteenth

The 10th annual Sankofa Juneteenth Heritage Gathering is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 15 at The Belmont Building, 432 West Belmont Street. The theme is “Restoring the Forgotten Heritage to the Forgotten People.” The event will feature music, museum displays, dance presentations, a storyteller, youth activities, a heritage market, food vendors and door prizes. For more information, contact Elder Columbus Thompson or Ima Linda Thomas at 316-0376 or send an e-mail to talindas1@aol.com.

Coin collectors to meet June 20

Members of the Pensacola Numismatic Society, a coin collecting club, will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation on Mexican currency. A coin auction will be held after completion of the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For information, call Mark Cummings at 3326491.

Enter your team in the Doggie Bowl

Individuals, teams and sponsors are invited to participate in the Humane Society of Pensacola’s Doggie Bowl, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 29 at Cordova Lanes. The Humane Society of Pensacola is a no-kill shelter for cats and dogs located at 5 North Q Street. Teams of four to six people cost $20 per person with shoe rental and five door prize tickets included. The grand prize is a trophy and a $100 gift certificate for a team dinner. Other activities include a team costume contest. Sponsorships are also available. Deadline for sponsor sign up is June 12. For details or entry forms, go to www.humane societyofpensacola.org and click on News and Events. You can also send an e-mail to kim@matheselectric.com.

Students can sign up for film camp

Registration is ongoing and continuing until June 14 for the second annual Lights, Camera, Discover Summer Film Camp. The cost is $200 per person. The program runs from June 17 to June 29 and the goal is to teaches children discipline and selfrespect while learning the craft of movie making. Adult classes are also offered. Students learn about directing, acting, screenwriting, film editing and cinematography from film industry professionals with roots in the Pensacola community. At the end of the program, students view their own work with friends, family and peers. For more information, contact Michael Diggs at 748-0129 or go to www.lightscameradiscover.org.

Grants available to help veterans

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of up to $5 million to fund 16 or more grants for homeless female veterans and veterans with families. Funds are being awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, and faith-based and community organizations. Grantees must be familiar with the populations to be served, and have demonstrated that they can administer effective programs and coordinate efforts with social service providers. Veterans may receive occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services. The solicitation for grant applications is available at www.grants.gov. Potential applicants seeking more information should go to www.dol.gov/vets or contact grants officer Cassandra Mitchell at (202) 693-4570.



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May 24, 2013

NETC’s Civilians of the Quarter; See page B2 Spotlight


Swim season:

make safety your priority PENSACOLA BEACH WARNING FLAGS


High Hazard High surf/strong currents

Medium Hazard Moderate surf/ strong currents

Low Hazard Calm conditions, exercise caution

Dangerous marine life

From Vicki Balog MWR Aquatics Specialist and NASP Safety


s summer approaches, area swimmers and boaters are reminded: our waterways are beautiful and inviting places, but never let down your guard against waterrelated accidents.

At the beginning of the summer most of us are excited to get out in the sun and experience the beautiful waters surrounding our base. We may go boating from Sherman Cove over to the fort and do some fishing or walk around and when it’s hot we’ll do a little swimming. Sometimes we forget to think about the basics, forget to do a self-evaluation and forget to make some wise choices. These are some questions you can ask yourself and then selfevaluate the safety of your responses. • How far can I swim without stopping? How long can I float? Can you swim 5001,000 yards without putting your feet on the bottom or stopping? Can you float for at least 10 minutes without a flotation device? Those two skills can save your life if caught in an undertow or rip current. • Do I actually use a lifejacket or is it just stowed when I go on a boat? When you are unconscious because your boat flipped and knocked you in the head – that stowed lifejacket does not do you any good. Think about the children on the boat and make sure at least one adult is wearing a lifejacket, so if the boat flips/sinks there would be someone to help the children. Make sure if non-swimmers are on a dock that they have a lifejacket on – dock deaths are more common than you think. Make your decision when and where to use a lifejacket, a serious decision – a good tan line can seem pretty insignificant when faced with life and death or a child’s traumatic experience. Remember, life jackets must fit snugly to work. Choose an approved life jacket that fits properly. Wear it the right way, and wear the right type of life jacket for the activity you are involved in. Practice wearing a life jacket in the water and swimming with it. If on a boat one adult should be the designated safety person – if the boat rolls or if you have to abandon ship, someone needs to be with children right away. • Do I go to a public beach with lifeguards ... or do I prefer a secluded private beach?

Use the guarded beach – the guards are there for you and your families’ safety. The elevated chair helps them note tide changes, rip currents and the appearance of dangerous flora and fauna (jellyfish, sharks, rays etc.). No water is ever completely free from risk, but it is safest to swim where lifeguards are present. Lifeguards are trained to promote safe behavior around the water to prevent drowning. They watch for and help those in distress, providing rescue and medical assistance to those in need. Before entering the water at a beach with lifeguards, check with the lifeguards for safety advice about the location. Stay in that lifeguard protected area – lifeguards can only run so fast and so far. • Feet first ... first time? Jumping into the water off the boat or a dock? Even if there was nothing on the bottom that was dangerous yesterday – the bottom could have changed. Going in feet first-first time can save you and your family from a serious spinal injury. • Can your children turn over on to their back and yell for help? It does not come naturally but it is something that your children can learn in swim lessons. Swim lessons should be done every year – as a child’s body changes so will their swimming ability. Remember, there will never be a point when a child is safe in the water unsupervised. Those swim lessons may give the child who is in a dangerous situation enough skills to survive long enough for an adult to come help them. • Weather safety is simple in this area. “If you hear it – clear it, and if you see it – flee it.” If you hear thunder get away from the water, if you see lightning – go to designated shelter – get out of the weather. Do not wait for it to rain – danger is present before and after the rain. Obey all safety signs and warning flags. Signs and flags inform you about water dangers or show you where it is safer to swim. Signs can have important information about topics such as tide times and heights, underwa-

ter hazards, currents, waves and other water hazards. Flags are often used to show lifeguarded areas, restricted or prohibited use, and designated areas such as “surfing only” or “no swimming.” Flags often have special colors such as red for danger or prohibited use. Always look for signs or flags before you enter the water. Find out what they mean and follow the warnings they provide. Know what the colors of the flags mean and respect their meaning before entering the water. Be watchful for flora and fauna. Man-o-war jellyfish, comb jellyfish, moon jellyfish, bull sharks and black tip sharks are found in our waters. Know how to recognize native species and how to prevent injury. We are only visitors – it is their territory. Swim in a familiar area – know the water and weather conditions before getting in the water. Cold water, weather, tides, surf, currents and other factors can have a major impact on open water safety. Wind and heavy rains can create dangerous water conditions. Local weather, as well as unseen weather that is far away, can produce rip currents at surf beaches and powerful, fast moving water in rivers and streams. Check weather conditions before you leave home and then again when you arrive. Stay alert for changes while you are at the site. Accidental drowning is the leading cause of death in children younger than age 5. A child can drown in the time it takes to answer the phone. Nonfatal incidents can cause brain damage that result in long-term disabilities ranging from memory problems and learning disabilities to the permanent loss of basic functioning (i.e. permanent vegetative state). For every child who dies from drowning, another four received emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.Nearly 90 percent of drowning deaths in children between the ages of 1 and 14 happen under the supervision of another person, usually a family member.

NASP MWR summer offerings

Life jackets could prevent approximately two-thirds of all boating-related drownings of children ages 14 and younger. In fact, in most states, children younger than 13 must wear life jackets. It’s the law.

Open to all patrons, military, DoD and civilians – all are welcome. • MWR lifeguards go on duty for the summer tomorrow, May 25. Barrancas Beach, the Mustin Beach Pool and the Corry Station pool open at 10 a.m. Barrancas Beach will have lifeguards stationed seven days a week from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Both of the pools will be open for recreational swim from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Sundays and holidays and from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays. Early morning lap swim is offered from 5:30-7:30 a.m. TuesdayFriday at Corry Pool and both pools offer lap swim from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and during any recreational swim time. The pools have a lot of fun activities – climbing walls, water basketball and a slide (at Mustin). Mustin Beach Pool has a shallow area for toddlers, and Corry Station’s pool has a ramp for easy entry and exit into the water. • MWR Aquatics offers swim lessons through the day camps at both pools and in addition have morning lessons, evening lessons for children. Private oneon-one lessons are also available for both children and adults. There are lessons available for anyone’s schedule – come join up. • The MWR Aquatic Camps are half-day camps designed to expose children of all ages to the wonderful world of aquatics. Camps for 5- to 7-year-olds, 7- to 10-year-olds and 11- to 15-year-olds are age appropriate and challenging both physically and mentally. The Paddleboard Camps, Kayak Camps and Sailing Camps are a great learning experience for the active youngster and the Marine Science Camps for all ages willing to learn hands on about our marine environment. • Junior Lifeguard program – the best in the area. Three weeks of fun for children ages 11-15. An active class that covers everything aquatic. For more on MWR’s aquatic programs, call 452-9429.




May 24, 2013

NETC Civilians of the Quarter recognized Story, photos by Ens. Jacqui Wengler NETC PAO

Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced the selections of its Junior and Senior Civilians of the Quarter (CoQ) and recognized three personnel for their length of service during a ceremony May 16 at the Naval Aviation Medical Institute (NAMI) auditorium onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Melinda Hicks was selected as the command’s Junior CoQ for the first quarter of 2013. Hicks has served in the administration department for nine years. As the NETC administrator of the Navy tasker routing system, used for various commands within the Department of the Navy to create and route actions with each other, she was recognized for the care and attention to detail

Melinda Hicks, JCoQ

she uses in ensuring tasks are assigned and tracked to completion. “I feel wonderful, and am filled with gratitude and thanks to my command for this honor,” Hicks said. Gary Edgar, Administration officer and Hicks’ supervisor, commended Hicks for her hard work and commitment to the NETC mission. “Ms. Hicks is one of those individuals who always gives 110 percent to everything she does and expects nothing in return,” Edgar said. Public Affairs Specialist Steve Vanderwerff was selected as NETC’s Senior CoQ for his work supporting training domain commands in their communications, providing dedicated public affairs support to the NETC force master chief and managing the NETC social media.

Steve Vanderwerff, NETC public affairs specialist, recognized as Senior Civilian of the Quarter, first quarter, with NETC Commanding Officer Rear Adm. Donald P. Quinn.

“I’m beaming, being singled out. It means my energy telling the Navy training story has been noticed and appreciated by many people within the command. I’m very grateful to

Linda Erickson

be a member of a wonderful team and thoroughly enjoy what I do,” said Vanderwerff. “My experience while serving in the Navy and as a civilian employee is that promotion and recognition follow in command’s that care about their Sailors’ and employees’ significant contributions.” One of Vanderwerff’s accomplishments this past year is the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention (SAPR) public service announcement he wrote, directed and produced. Sailors from the Naval Air Technical Training Center’s Coalition of Sailor Against Destructive

Decisions (CSADD) played zombies in the video which promoted SAPR awareness, and Sailors looking out for other Sailors. In addition to the Civilian of the Quarter awards, three individuals were recognized for their length of federal service. Linda Erickson, a paralegal specialist who works in the NETC General Counsel Office was recognized for her 15 years of service. Recognized for 25 years of service was Bryant Cowling, the section head for the financial management systems branch in the NETC Resources, Requirements and Assessment Department. Craig Wilson serves as the integrated logistics manager in the Learning and Development Department and was recognized for 30 years of federal service. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy. mil/local/cnet/.

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May 24, 2013


Heat injury alert: Pets are at risk during the summer Public Health Command Region-South

Each summer, heat injuries claim many victims among the dog and cat populations. Heat injuries range from heat stress (body temperatures greater than 106 degrees) to heat stroke (body temperature greater than 108 degrees). This set of conditions can result from many causes, but most importantly, they are almost always preventable. Most often, heat injuries occur when owners leave their pets in an enclosed, parked car, or leave the pet outside without access to shade and water. As we all know, the South gets very hot in the summer, the heat index can rise to higher than 100 degrees any day. Temperatures inside a hot, parked car can reach lethal levels within minutes.

As the temperatures go up, pet owners need to take special care to protect dogs and cats from heat injuries. Photo from American Veterinary Medical Association

Pets cannot perspire like humans and can overheat very quickly. This can also happen when pets exercise too much in

the heat, and are denied shade and fresh water to help keep them cool. Additionally, if you and your pet recently moved to the South, ensure that pets slowly get acclimated to the extreme summer heat. Symptoms of heat injuries include heavy panting, weakness, excessive drooling, vomiting and/or diarrhea, and can rapidly progress to collapse, coma and death. Pets that are not acclimated to hot, humid environments are especially susceptible to heat injuries. If your pet is experiencing these symptoms, you must quickly reduce the body temperature by soaking the animal with cool water (tap water, not ice water) and immediately seeking veterinary treatment. Without treatment, body temperatures can continue to rise to 109 degrees or greater, at which point

irreversible brain damage and organ failure can occur. Following are some tips for keeping your pet safe from potentially lethal heat injuries: • Never leave your pet in a parked car. • Only exercise your pet during the coolest times of the day. • Provide plenty of clean, cool water and shade for outdoor pets. • Provide adequate ventilation with screened, open windows, air conditioning, or fans for indoor pets. • Gradually acclimate your pet to the outdoor heat. As with humans, this is especially important for very young, very old, obese and sick or debilitated animals. • Again, never leave your pet in a parked car.





Join Fiesta of Five Flags fun Celebration highlights heritage of Pensacola From www.FiestaofFiveFlags.org

The Fiesta of Five Flags is the annual celebration of the founding of Pensacola by the Spanish conquistador Don Tristan de Luna in 1559. Pensacola was the first European settlement established in the United States and five different flags have flown over the city: Spanish, French, British, Confederate and American. The Fiesta of Five Flags is one of the oldest and largest heritage festivals in Florida. The 64th anniversary celebration will take place May 30 through June 9 with events including: • Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon Fiesta Days Celebration, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 30, Seville Quarter. $30 per person. The highlight of the celebration is the Surrender of the City, which is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. in Phineas Phogg’s. Local A statue in Plaza de Luna at Palafox Pier commemorates the founding of dignitaries surrender the city and Pensacola by the Spanish conquistador Don Tristan de Luna. Photo from its citizens to the Fiesta Forces for Fiesta of Five Flags the Fiesta season. • Fiesta Prayer Service, 10:30 Chief Mayoki, his queen and tribe • Pen Air Federal Credit a.m., June 1, Christ Church, 405 at the DeLuna Landing Ceremony. Union Fiesta Day Parade, 6:30 South Adams Street. Admission to • DeLuna Landing Ceremony, p.m. June 6, downtown Pensacola. the traditional ecumenical is free 3 p.m. June 1, Quietwater Beach Admission is free. and it is open to the public. •Fiesta/McLaughlan Amphitheater, Pensacola Beach. • Centennial Imports Fiesta Admission is free. Under orders Southeastern Model Airplane Boat Parade, 1 p.m. June 1, from King of Spain more than 450 Championship, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pensacola Bay. Admission is free. years ago, de Luna sailed into the June 8 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9 Participants are encouraged to waters surrounding what is now at Navy Helicopter Field Site 8A decorate their boats and yachts Pensacola. He claimed the land in off Nine Mile Road. Admission is with festive flags and be a part of the name of Spain, and Pensacola free. For more information about one of the largest boat parades on became the first European settle- the contest, go to www.pensacola Pensacola Bay. A pageantry of ment in the United States. The freeflight.org. For more information about vessels will escort DeLuna’s yacht landing ceremony is a lighthearted to the shores of Pensacola Beach, reenactment of what might have Fiesta events, call 433-6512 or go to www.FiestaofFiveFlags.org. where he will be welcomed by happened when de Luna landed.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Scary Movie 5,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Big Wedding,” R, 7 p.m.; “Evil Dead,” R, 9 p.m.; “Pain & Gain,” R, 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.


“Jurassic Park” (3D), PG-13, 12:20 p.m.; “Scary Movie 5,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Big Wedding,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Evil Dead,” R, 9:30 p.m.; “42,” PG-13, noon; “Pain & Gain,” R, 2:20 p.m., 5:20 p.m.; “Oblivion,” PG-13, 9 p.m.


“Jurassic Park” (3D), PG-13, noon; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 2:50 p.m.; “Evil Dead,” R, 5:20 p.m.; “Oblivion,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Scary Movie 5,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “The Big Wedding,” R, 2:30 p.m.; “Pain & Gain,” R, 4:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m.


“Scary Movie 5,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Evil Dead,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Oblivion,” PG-13, 4 p.m.; “Pain & Gain,” R, 6:30 p.m. (Note: Portside Cinema is now open every Monday.)


“Pain & Gain,” R, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “The Big Wedding,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Oblivion,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.

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

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

“Pain & Gain,” R, 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; “Scary Movie 5,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “42,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.

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

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

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Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285 or visit the MWR website: www.naspensacola-mwr.com. • Movies on the Lawn: “Rise of the Guardian,” PG, is scheduled for tomorrow, May 25. Movies begin at dusk on second and fourth Saturday of month through August on the lawn in front of Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. Bring blankets, chairs and coolers. Movies and popcorn are free. Check MWR website for notices in case of rain. For information, call 452-2372. • Aquatics: Outdoor pools open for summer tomorrow, May 25. Corry Station lap swim, 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; recreation swim, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mustin Beach lap swim, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; recreation swim, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 452-9429. • Discount tickets: Sam’s Fun City and Surf City is offering summer discounts. Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 and save $116.43 on Family of Four Pack Annual Pass, which includes 10 percent off on food and guest passes. ITT also offers savings on Catalina, Keys to the City and Wet & Wacky passes. While you are there, check out the discounts available for other vacations and attraction. For information, call 452-6354. • Intramural Sports: NAS Pensacola office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 627. Call 452-4391. Racquetball, 11:15 a.m. June 3. There are entry deadlines for each event. NASP Corry Station office open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, in Bldg. 3738. Call 452-6520. Cornhole singles, 11:15 a.m. May 26; and swimming, 5 p.m. June 13. There are entry deadlines for events. For more information about Intramural Sports, e-mail john.russo@navy.mil or go to www.captainscup.org. • Summer Day Camp: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3 to Aug. 16 at the NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. Weekly fees based on total family income. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and field trips included in weekly fee. To register, call Nancy Kilgo at 293-5843. • Special offer for pet owners: Walk-in microchip clinic is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1. Chips are $28 for each insert. $2 user fee includes registration for life. For more information, contact the Vet Clinic at 452-6882. • British soccer camps: June 10-14 at the Navy Youth Sports Complex on Highway 98. Four age groups. Register before April 26 and receive a British soccer jersey. Register online at www.challengersports.com. For more information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Learn to paddle board: MWR has wide, stable boards perfect for beginners. The shallow water at the Bayou Grande Recreation Area is a perfect area to practice and learn. Rent canoes, kayaks, yolo yaks or paddle boards from NASP Outpost Rentals for $4 an hour or $20 a day. Active-duty get the first hour free with a minimum two-hour rental. For more information, call 452-9642.

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

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Fleet and Family Support Center

Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away. The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call (877) 995-5247; go to www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247 CONUS; (202) 470-5546 OCONUS (may be additional charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows a victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services and safety interventions such as a Military Protective Order (MPO), separation from offender, expedited transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, and his/her CO shall commence an investigation. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger either command nor law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA, and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care provider and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. To contact the SARC during working hours, call 452-5990 x0; or during and after working hours, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following classes: • Personal Financial Management Program: Offering “How to Come Up With that 20 Percent; Surviving a Furlough.” Class is open to all active duty, retirees, family members and DoD and contract employees. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Welcoming new personnel: Everyone in the military has to transfer sooner or later. Commands should

ensure 100 percent sponsor assignment. Training is offered monthly. Trained sponsors can provide reliable information to incoming personnel and their families. To register for the next training session, call 452-5609. • Positive Parenting: Being an effective parent is both rewarding and challenging. Classes provide a practical approach to raising happy, respectful, self-reliant, healthy, confident, cooperative and responsible children. Six weeks of classes. To register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for opportunities including: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO is seeking volunteers that are committed to supporting America’s troops and their families. If you are interested, contact Faye White at 455-8280, option 4. • Learn to Read of Northwest Florida: Volunteers needed to help with adult literacy program. For more information, call 432-4347 or e-mail info@learntoreadnwf.org. • Ronald McDonald House: A group can volunteer to complete family chores or provide a meal for families in

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residence. Other opportunities include hosting special events. Another way to help is by conducting a “wish list” drive by collecting items for the house. For more information, contact Vicky Bell at 4772273. • American Red Cross of Northwest Florida: Volunteers are needed for disaster relief efforts as well as other projects. For information, call 4327601. For more information, contact NASP Community Outreach at 452-2532 or e-mail NAS PensacolaCommunityOutreach@ Facebook.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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• New Model R u g e r Blackhawk, .357, Blued Finish, Asking $400. If interested call 850-232-2612. Ask for Jason. • GE Stove with over the range vent hood, $100 and G E D i s h w a s h e r, $40 OBO. Call Mac, 850-2321068

gown, small train, lots of beads. 4561368 A b - d o e r, r o w i n g machine, $30 each. Kenmore washer/dryer, $300 for set. 1950s iron indoor/outdoor furniture with y e l l o w cushions, $1,500 obo. 981-1098 Great summer family fun! Freedom Boat C l u b Membership for sale. Originally $7,250. $3,500 includes admin fees. 251-2194486 Leather G-1 navy flight jacket, original 1944 pattern, government issued, mouton collar, new cuffs and waistband. No s q u a d r o n patches. Size 42. Great soft condition. $150. 497-9780

Kirby G4 v a c u u m , numerous attachments, $200. Aero Pilates cardio rebounder, 2 DVDs, $200. 453-9341

Glass Block used 7.750”sq. 60pcs 2.50 each or $100 for lot. 261-0305 4-piece maple queen bedroom suite. Mattress, linens, guest barely used, $525. Sevenfoot couch, six cushions, two bolsters, fresh cleaned, no wear, $350. 623-6737 Milton Excellent value home interior, 17 wall pictures and 7 wall decorations, $4 and $5 each. 542-7753

R i f l e , Winchester, early model, 94 lever action, 30/30. Real walnut stock. With sidemount and scope. $325. 454-9486 3 tier black glass flat screen tv stand nearly O f f s h o r e new, 40W24H, fishing Islander $75. 492-9811 and Braid lures. New monoliter, wire liter, belt, Ships bell gap, etc. $125 clocks, antique, for all. 497fine condition, 1167 ideal father’s day gifts. 607- Black powder 8009 rifle, CVA,

• GE older model electric stove, $30. K e n m o r e electric dryer, older model but works great $40. Kenmore D i s h w a s h e r, older model but O r b i t r e k works great $20. Call Kathy elliptical glider 850-453-3775. e x e r c i s e machine. $40, 55 gallon fish 607-2012 tank still in movers box Coffee table with extras, and 2 end $150. Nice tables. $100. living room 607-2012 furniture (brown on Antique gate brown fabric), leg table, $300. 776-3391 walnut wood. C o m p u t e r $300, 607-2012 P r i n t e r , HP3200, $35. 476-4604

cubic foot French door refrigerator (white) with 4year warranty. Bought new Sept. 2012. $1,000. 9418556

25’ I/O cuddy with trailer, hard top and detachable tower. 2002 5.7 engine. Many extras. $13,500. 455-4973, 516Excellent used 7962 condition full 1990 Sea Ray size pink and 270, 486 hours, black Chicco sleeps 6, air Stroller ,$75. c o n d i t i o n e d , 619-4734 d i n e t t e , microwave, Motor s t o v e , Autos for sale r e f r i g e r a t o r , s t a n d - u p 2008 Porsche head/shower, VBoxter RS60 8, 310 hp, none Spyder limited cleaner under 346edition No. $15K. 7 6 1 / 1 9 6 0 0605 s i l v e r / b l a c k . Real Estate Fully loaded, 9,800 miles. Homes for rent Just serviced. $47,500 obo. F o x r u n Townhome for 916-4879 rent -2/1.5, 2 Trucks/Vans, SUVs story, W/D c o n n e c t i on, Ford van, 1995 ceramic tile, Club Wagon, 7 yard, p a s s e n g e r s . fenced nice, safe Immaculate. neighborhood. $9,500 in repairs & $695/month, m a i n t e n a n c e . 968-0342 $3,900. 944Roommates 9539 condition Singer sewing machine used a handful of times. $150. 619-4734


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1999 Harley Davidson 883XL Custom, $4,995 obo. Optima 50 261-0045 caliber, inline i g n i t i o n , Misc. Motor stainless, Bergara barrel • 1991, 23 ft. and camo stock, Fish Hawk with new, never w a l k - a r o u n d fired, $150. cuddy cabin. NEWER Vortec 417-1694 350 Engine & 5’ table & Outdrive engine has less chairs, new in Carson, $125. 2 has 300 hours. table lamps, Asking $5,200. great, $50. Matching Looks runs great. Just glass top coffee in time for table and 2 end boating season. M i s t r a l tables, $175, Call Mac at W i n d S u r f e r . Milton. 623- 850-232-1068. Board, sail, 6737 boom, has 21’ Center c e n t e r b o a r d , Excellent used C o n s o l e perfect for the condition 4 in 1 Dawson boat. convertible crib Pensacola built bay, excellent with mattress, in 2000. 150 HP condition, $150. 619-4734 Yamaha 2000 $300. 492-5967 Outboard. $9,995 obo. 261-0045

Housemate to share 4/3 home with pool in Gulf Breeze. 10 minutes to the beach, dog o k a y . $550/month, plus utilities. 207-9361 Roommate, no smoker, one furnished room in apartment, $395 per month, includes everything. Near NAS Fairfield and Mobile. 2924 6 6 2 . Background c h e c k , reference required. Roommate to share large 2 story home near b a s e . $495/month. U t i l i t i e s included. For m o r e information call 206-3331 Homes for sale

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