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Beach closure announced ... NASP officials have announced that Lake Frederic Beach is closed for all activities until further notice due to safety concerns. Severe beach and dune erosion, swift and unpredictable offshore currents, deep underwater drop-offs along the intracoastal waterway and the increased presence of commercial shipping traffic have resulted in dangerous conditions leading to the closure of the beach to recreational users. The base is working on a restoration plan that will reopen the beach for shoreline access and fishing from the shoreline, but water access will continue to be prohibited for wading, swimming, fishing or boating.

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VISIT GOSPORT ONLINE: www.gosportpensacola.com

May 26, 2017

Several events on schedule for Memorial Day By Ens. Jacob Kotlarski NASP Public Affairs

Hurricane exercise ... QM1 Angel Herrera and AVCM John Shaw look at logistics plans for Naval Air Station Pensacola May 17 during a training session in the Emergency Operations Center at base headquarters, Bldg. 1500, for Hurricane Exercise/Citadel Gale. All Navy commands at Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Naval District Washington and Navy Region Southeast participated in the annual exercise May 8-19. The Atlantic Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Photo by Ens. Jacob Kotlarski For more on hurricane season, see pages 4-5A

To many people Memorial Day is a day off from school or work, but the federal holiday represents so much more. Memorial Day honors Americans who have given their lives in service of their country and is observed annually as the last Monday of May (May 29, 2017). Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and the traditional way to celebrate this day is by visiting the graves of loved ones and taking a moment in the day to appreciate the sacrifices others have made. Every year at Barrancas National Cemetery, members of the

Boy Scouts of America Gulf Coast Council and other youth organizations place miniature flags in front of grave markers for Memorial Day. This year, the grave-decorating project is scheduled for tomorrow, May 27, from 7 a.m. to noon. Another Memorial Day tradition involves displaying the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon and then raising it to full staff until sunset. Multiple events around Pensacola are scheduled to observe the holiday including: • The Naval Air Station Pensacola Memorial Day service is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 29 at See Memorial on page

College tuition assistance money available By Ed Barker NETPDC Public Affairs

For service members interested in pursuing or continuing their education while on active duty, Navy tuition assistance (TA) is designed to help. “Two of the questions we get asked most often are ‘How do I get started with my education?’ and

‘How do I pay for it?’,” said Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program Director Ernest D’Antonio. “The answers are easy. One, start with the Navy College Program (NCP) website or Virtual Education Center (VEC) and, two, talk with your Navy College Education Counselor to ensure TA eligibility and, three, apply.”

• TA can fund up to 16 semester hours, 24 quarter hours or 240 clock hours per fiscal year and pay up to $250 per semester hour, $166.67 per quarter hour or $16.67 per clock hour. • TA can be used to pay for courses leading to a first certificate, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Command Climate survey time

HM2 Jesus Pacheco, right, and NMOTC budget operations officer Sandra Sirney look at a Holocaust Remembrance Week display at NMOTC April 26. Photo by MC2 Michael J. Lieberknecht

Holocaust display presented at NMOTC By HM2 Matthew Clutter NMOTC Public Affairs

Sailors from Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) were recently shown a tribute in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week. The three-day display was used to educate today’s service members about the genocide that

took place from 1933 to 1945 and killed six million Jews throughout Europe. “This event was a unique way for staff to learn new things about the Holocaust in a more intimate manner vice a PowerPoint or even a guest speaker,” said HM1 Marcus Franklin, a travel

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

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Programs celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Story, photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson CIWT Public Affairs

Two events were held recently to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) Diversity Committee presented a program followed by a potluck lunch May 23 at the Lighthouse Point CPO Club. This year’s theme was “Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together.” Bento C. Bernal Jr. and Dr. Arlene Costello spoke following opening remarks by NASP Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin. Staff and students from the Center for Information Warfare Training and Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a ceremony at the NASP Corry Station chapel May 17. The Corry Station event, hosted by the IWTC Corry Station Multicultural Committee, provided an opportunity to honor the heritage and accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout American history. “It was great to expose some of our

Members of the Filipino-American Association of Pensacola perform a traditional folk dance May 17 as part of an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance at the NASP Corry Station chapel.

students to Asian American and Pacific Islander culture,” said Cmdr. Christopher Eng, IWTC Corry Station’s commanding officer. “Cultural diversity helps makes us a stronger Navy, and as the strategic importance of the Pacific region grows, understanding the culture of the Pacific makes us a stronger military.” Members of the Filipino-American Association of Pensacola spoke about the history of the Philippines and See Programs on page 2

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theBarrancasNationalCemetery.The annualeventisacooperativeeffortbetweentheGulfCoastVeteransAdvocacy Council, Barrancas National CemeteryandNavalAirStationPensacola.Thisyear’seventwillinclude speeches from NASP Commanding OfficerCapt.ChristopherMartinand retiredArmyMaj.Gen.AlGilley. •TheVeteransMemorialParkFoundationofPensacolawillpresentitsannual Memorial Day observance at 1 p.m. May 28 at Veterans Memorial ParkonBayfrontParkwayindowntownPensacola.Thekeynotespeaker will be retired Navy Cmdr. Scott Moyer, a highly decorated combat fighterpilotandtwotimememberof theBlueAngels.Theunveilingof140 namesthathavebeenaddedtotheVietnamWallSouth,theonlypermanent VietnamMemorialotherthantheprimarymemorialinWashington,D.C., will take place at the ceremony. For moreinformationonVeteransMemorialPark,gotowww.veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com/. •ThePensacolaCivicBandandthe CityofPensacolawillpresentthesecondannualPensacolaMemorialDay concertfrom5p.m.to7:30p.m.May 29attheHunterAmphitheateratthe CommunityMaritimePark.Thehighlightoftheconcertwillbe99-year-old PearlHarborSurvivorFrankEmondas hetellsofhisstoryandconductsthe bandinJohnPhilipSousa’s“Starsand StripesForever.”Inaddition,PearlHarborsurvivorCassPhillipswillalsotell hisstoryandrecounthisexperiences. Formoreontheconcert,call484-1800 or go to https://www.facebook.com/ events/222908434858860/. For more on Memorial Day, see page 1B

Names of NASP selectees announced A list of newly advanced Sailors has been released. Congratulations to the following NASP personell on being selected for advancement: • MA2 Christian Blair • RP3 Maria Burns • IT3 Ariel Clakins • ABH2 Branden Davis • AC1 Michael Emmons • ABH2 Gregory Grisson • AC1 Steven Humrich • ABE1 Pitrianne James • AC3 Christian Klosdunn • AC3 Todd McCarley • MA2 Jason Parth • AC3 Gary Setchfield • AC3 Ciarra Walsh • AC3 Alexander Weintraub

Gold Star recognition ... Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Navy Region Southeast, signs a Navy Gold Star proclamation May 18 in Jacksonville, Fla., in front of members of the Navy Region Southeast Fleet and Family Readiness Program. American Gold Star families are immediate relatives of members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have been killed in combat or in support of certain military activities. Photo by Public Affairs Specialist Twilla Smith

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clerkwithNMOTCheadquarters.“This wasawayforsomeonetobeableto connect the pictures and stories with tangibleeverydayitemsthatwecome intocontactwith.” Someoftheseitemsincludedweddingringsandotherjewelrythatadded apersonaltouchtosuchghastlyevents. Thepictures,too,puthumanfacesto themanystories. “The pictures and descriptions of Auschwitzbringsobernesstome,allowingmetoreflectontheatrocities donebymantohisfellowmanandthe importance of never allowing somethinglikethistohappenagain,”saidLt. WilliamRuppel. Each year, Days of Remembrance eventsareobservedbystateandlocal governments, military bases, work places,schools,churches,synagogues Tuition from page 1

•TAfundedclasses,combined withcreditsalreadyearnedfroma servicemember’smilitarytraining from their Joint Services Transcript (JST), may accelerate degreecompletionwhileonactive duty.Also,FinalMultipleScore advancementpointsareavailable fordegreecompletionthroughthe E-6exam. Lt. Cmdr. Nick Turner, Navy VolEd deputy director, stressed thatTAmoneyiscurrentlyavailable,andSailorshaveabroadwindowinwhichtoapply. “Thesummertermisfastapproachingandnowisnottoosoon tobeginplanningforthefallterm aswell,”saidTurner.“Sailorsneed to ensure their WebTA applicationsaresubmittedandcommand approved between 120 and 14 daysbeforethetermstartdate.” ForSailorsintheContinental UnitedStates(ConUS),contacta NavyCollegeeducationcounselor

andciviccenters.Thechosenthemefor this year was “The Strength of the HumanSpirit.” AllNavycommandsareencouraged tocommemoratethediversitywithinits ranks.TheNavycontinuestoharvest and represent the strength of the nation’sdiversityandstrivestoprovidean inclusiveculturewhichpromotesequal treatmenttoallpeople. “Inmy31yearsofcivilservice,I’ve neverhadanythingontheHolocaust,” saidRhondaMorgan,afinancialspecialist with NMOTC headquarters. “Everyone can learn something new. Thevisualpartreallyputsthingsinto perspective.” The unique three-day-long display allowedSailorsadifferentexperience thantypicalceremonies. “Thebiggestsellingpointforme,” saidFranklin,“wastheabilityyouhave togoatyourownpaceanddigestallthe

withyourquestionsviatheNCP websiteatwww.navycollege.navy. mil “Assistance Center,” using HelpRequests,CHAT,orcallthe Navy CollegeVirtual Education Center (VEC) at 1 (877) 8381659,DSN492-4684.Customer servicehoursareMonday-Friday, 7a.m.to7p.m.(EST).TheVEC isclosedonfederalholidays.The websitealsoincludestraining,informationalvideos,andbriefsto help Sailors navigate the VolEd process. AllSailorsshouldalsodownload the Navy College Program mobileappfromtheGooglePlay orAppleStore. For the latest information on NavyVoluntary Education, visit www.facebook.com/NavyVoluntaryEducation/ or www.navycollege.navy.mil/. FormorenewsfromNavalEducationAndTrainingProfessional Development And Technology Center,visitwww.navy.mil/local/ NETPDTC/.

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performedtraditionalfolkdances.Afterthepresentation, attendees were served lunch from a localFilipinorestaurant. “Ithoughtthiswasagreatexperienceforall ofusstudents,”saidCT3DanielHedler. “Eventslikethisareagreatwaytoteachpeopleaboutdifferentcultures,anditreallymakes useagertogetouttothefleetandexperiencenew places,”Hedlersaid. Thereare24,743AsianAmericanandPacific IslanderSailorscurrentlyservingintheNavy,includingeightadmirals,318officersand659masterchiefandseniorchiefpettyofficers. AsianAmericanandPacificIslanderSailors representmorethan56ethnicgroups,speaking morethan100languages,intheU.S. CenterforInformationWarfareTrainingdeliverstrainedinformationwarfareprofessionals totheNavyandjointservices,enablingoptimal performanceofinformationwarfareacrossthe fullspectrumofmilitaryoperations. FormorenewsfromCenterforInformation WarfareTrainingorganization,visithttp://www. navy.mil/local/cid/, http://www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/ciwt/,http://www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT/orhttp://www.twitter.com/NavyCIWT/.

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Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola (May 26 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Craig Lewis is the winner of last week’s NASP History in Focus. The photo was a section of wall from Bldg. 47 next to the old power plant chimney.

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

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

history,allthetragedyondisplay,and cometotermswithitssignificanceon yourownterms.” NMOTCreportstotheNavyMedicineEducation,Training,andLogistics Command(NMETLC),thesolepoint ofaccountabilityforNavyMedicineeducationandlogisticalsupport. Both NMOTC and NMETLC are part of the Navy Medicine team, a global health care network of Navy medicalprofessionalsaroundtheworld whoprovidehigh-qualityhealthcareto morethanonemillioneligiblebeneficiaries.NavyMedicinepersonneldeploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboardships,intheair,underthesea, andonthebattlefield. FormorenewsfromNavyMedicine Operational Training Center, visit www.navy.mil/local/NMOTC/.

314 North Spring St., Suite A, Pensacola, Fla. 32501, in the interest of military and civilian personnel and their families aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Saufley Field and Corry Station. Editorial and news material is compiled by the Public Affairs Office, 150 Hase Road, Suite A, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508-1051. All news releases and related materials should be mailed to that address or e-mailed to michael.f.oconnor@navy.mil. National news sources are American Forces Press Service (AFPS), Navy News Service (NNS), Air Force News Service (AFNS), News USA and North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, United States Navy, officials of the Naval Air Station Pensacola, or Ballinger Publishing. All advertising, including classified ads, is arranged through Ballinger Publishing. Minimum weekly circulation is 25,000. Everything advertised in this publication must be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to rank, rate, race, creed, color, national origin or sex of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed rejection of this policy of equal opportunities by an advertiser will result in the refusal of future advertising from that source.

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Motorcycles take front seat in safety message for May From Naval Safety Center Traffic and Recreation, Off-Duty Safety Division

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ay is motorcycle safety awareness month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Naval Safety Center want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that with warmer weather approaching more motorcycles will be on the roads. All drivers are asked to share the road and look twice for motorcycles. Because of their smaller size compared to other vehicles they are often difficult to distinguish in traffic and appear to be farther away than they actually are. This misperception has led to more than a few cars moving over on or merging into motorcyclists’ lanes of traffic resulting in mishaps. Motorists often say following an accident with a motorcycle, “I didn’t see him/her there.” Don’t be that motorist. Did you know that, according to NHTSA crash data, modeaths occur torcyclist approximately 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles? So far in FY-17 to date

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(April 21, 2017) the Navy has experienced seven motorcycle fatalities. This is up from six that incurred during the same time frame in FY-16. However, the trend indicates FY-17 could tie with the previous two years as having the lowest motorcycle fatalities (12) since 2001. The U.S. Marine Corps has experienced eight motorcycle fatalities this fiscal year, which is up from four during this same period in FY-16. Hopefully, with future implementation of the new Marine Corps Riders Essential Skills Training (REST) course, these numbers will stabilize. Most mishaps occur with riders younger than 27. The 25 and younger age group is usually riding sport bikes and wearing required protective

ent prudent measures to ensure their personnel know and comply with all motorcycle safety requirements. Command MSRs need to share the information from the NavSafeCen weekly Rider Down reports. The report are widely distributed to help increase awareness of motorcycle mishaps. You can also check the web links below for additional information. The web sites offer posters, infographics, talking points, tips and other motorcycle safety Frank Alexander, Naval Station Mayport’s motorcycle safety in- information. • www.nhtsa.gov/safety/ structor, talks to GM3 Jeffrey McRae last year during a Basic Rider motorcycles. Course. The course is required for all personnel wishing to ride on • www.trafficsafetymarketing. base. Photo by MC2 Mark Andrew Hays gov/sharetheroad. • http://exchange.aaa.com/ gear. However, many of them installation has rider coaches safety/motorcycle-safety/#. are riding with little to no ex- available to provide training. perience and pushing their There is no need to postpone vyjkrwpf3xg. Remember that there is no machines’ capabilities, which training with the number of can override the effectiveness rider coaches now available. such thing as a fender-bender of even the best protective Contact your Motorcycle for a motorcycle rider who is gear on the market when Safety Representatives completely exposed. By tested in crashes at high speed. (MSRs) or local installation working together and sharing Commands need to ensure safety office to obtain infor- the vast amount of information available, we can collecmilitary riders take the man- mation on available courses. reduce needless dated motorcycle safety trainCommand MSRs need to tively ing, and that commands have be more involved in rider mishaps and safely share the an established motorcycle mentoring and the riding road. For comments or questions, mentorship program in place. process. Commander, Navy InstallaMotorcycle riders cannot be contact the Naval Safety Centions Command has a contrac- supervised at all times, but ter Traffic and Recreation, tor on staff to assist in this command leadership and in- Off-Duty Safety Division, at training effort and each major trusive involvement can pres- (757) 444-3520, ext. 7842.

Commentaries are the opinion of the writer and should not be interpreted as official government, Navy or command policy statements. Reader submissions are welcome but should not exceed 800 words. Submissions must be bylined and include a daytime phone number or e-mail contact for the writer. All submissions are subject to editing to comply with policy and standards. Send commentary submissions to Janet.Thomas.ctr@navy.mil.


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GOSPORT GOSPORT

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HURRICANE HURRICANE NAS Pensacola Emergency Management Office 452-4481 Quarterdeck 452-4785 For on-base emergency: 911 for fire and ambulance; 911 for NASP Police; non-emergency 452-8387

NFAAS: Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System https://navyfamily.navy.mil/cas/login

American Red Cross Northwest Florida 432-7601 http://www.redcross.org/fl/pensacola

Fleet Weather Center Norfolk http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/fwc-n

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office 436-9630 http://www.escambiaso.com

Ready Navy http://www.Ready.Navy.mil

NAS Whiting Field 911 for Emergency Center Emergency Management (850) 623-7324

Air Force Be Ready http://www.beready.af.mil/

NASP Corry Station Quarterdeck 452-6618

Ready Army http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/

NETPDTC Saufley Field Main gate 452-1628

Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

Florida Division of Emergency Management (850) 413-9969 http://www.floridadisaster.org National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov

Be Ready Escambia: Escambia County Public Safety 471-6400 http://www.myescambia.com/beready Santa Rosa County Emergency Management (850) 983-5360 www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency/

HURRICANE CATEGORIES TROPICAL STORM: Minor winds — 39-73 mph Category 1: Minimal winds — 74-95 mph Category 2: Moderate winds — 96-110 mph Category 3: Extensive winds — 111-130 mph Category 4: Extreme winds — 130-156 mph Category 5: Catastrophic winds — 156-plus mph NAS Pensacola

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office 983-1100 http://www.santarosasheriff.org Emerald Coast Utilities Authority 476-0480 http://www.ecua.fl.gov Pensacola Energy (natural gas) 435-1800 http://www.pensacolaenergy.com/ 474-5300 to report gas leak/emergency Gulf Power (outages and service interruptions) 800-487-6937 http://www.gulfpower.com

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The time for hurricane preparedness is now: #ItOnlyTakesOne #HurricaneStrong https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Basic preparedness tips from Ready.gov: • Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information. • Put together a disaster supply kit: Kit should including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate. If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads. • Make a family emergency communication plan: Many communities have text or e-mail alerting systems for emergency notifications.To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city or county name and the word “alerts.” • Preparing your home: Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe. • Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts and clear any clogged areas or debris to prevent water damage to your property. • Reduce property damage by retrofitting to secure and reinforce the roof, windows and doors, including the garage doors. • Purchase a portable generator or install

a generator for use during power outages. Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture; never try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet. • Consider building a FEMA safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter designed for protection from high-winds and in locations above flooding levels. • Hurricane watch: Hurricane watch means conditions are possible within the next 48 hours. • Steps to take: • Review your evacuation route(s) and listen to local officials. • Review the items in your disaster supply kit; add items to meet the household needs for children, parents, individuals with disabilities or other access and functional needs or pets. • Hurricane warning: Hurricane warning means conditions are expected within 36 hours. • Steps to take: • Follow evacuation orders from local officials, if given. • Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media. • Follow the hurricane timeline preparedness checklist, depending on when the storm is anticipated to hit and the impact that is projected for your location. • What to do when a hurricane is six hours from arriving: • If you’re not in an area that is recommended for evacuation, plan to stay at home

or where you are and let friends and family know where you are. • Close storm shutters and stay away from windows. Flying glass from broken windows could injure you. • Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer. Keep a thermometer in the refrigerator to be able to check the food temperature when the power is restored. • Turn on your TV/radio, or check your city/county website every 30 minutes in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions. • What to do when a hurricane is six-18 hours from arriving: • Turn on your TV/radio, or check your city/county website every 30 minutes in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions. • Charge your cell phone so you will have a full battery in case you lose power. • Bookmark your city or county website for quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions. • Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds (e.g., patio furniture, garbage cans); anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (e.g., propane tanks) and trim or remove trees close enough to fall on the building. • Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8 inch exterior grade or marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install.

Storm names for 2017 Arlene Bre t Cindy Do n E mily Fra nklin Gert Ha r v ey Irma J os e Katia L ee Maria Nate Oph elia Philip pe Rina S ean Tamm y Vinc e Whitn ey

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HURRICANE HURRICANE NAS Pensacola Emergency Management Office 452-4481 Quarterdeck 452-4785 For on-base emergency: 911 for fire and ambulance; 911 for NASP Police; non-emergency 452-8387

NFAAS: Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System https://navyfamily.navy.mil/cas/login

American Red Cross Northwest Florida 432-7601 http://www.redcross.org/fl/pensacola

Fleet Weather Center Norfolk http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/fwc-n

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office 436-9630 http://www.escambiaso.com

Ready Navy http://www.Ready.Navy.mil

NAS Whiting Field 911 for Emergency Center Emergency Management (850) 623-7324

Air Force Be Ready http://www.beready.af.mil/

NASP Corry Station Quarterdeck 452-6618

Ready Army http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/

NETPDTC Saufley Field Main gate 452-1628

Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov (800) 621-FEMA (3362)

Florida Division of Emergency Management (850) 413-9969 http://www.floridadisaster.org National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov

Be Ready Escambia: Escambia County Public Safety 471-6400 http://www.myescambia.com/beready Santa Rosa County Emergency Management (850) 983-5360 www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency/

HURRICANE CATEGORIES TROPICAL STORM: Minor winds — 39-73 mph Category 1: Minimal winds — 74-95 mph Category 2: Moderate winds — 96-110 mph Category 3: Extensive winds — 111-130 mph Category 4: Extreme winds — 130-156 mph Category 5: Catastrophic winds — 156-plus mph NAS Pensacola

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office 983-1100 http://www.santarosasheriff.org Emerald Coast Utilities Authority 476-0480 http://www.ecua.fl.gov Pensacola Energy (natural gas) 435-1800 http://www.pensacolaenergy.com/ 474-5300 to report gas leak/emergency Gulf Power (outages and service interruptions) 800-487-6937 http://www.gulfpower.com

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The time for hurricane preparedness is now: #ItOnlyTakesOne #HurricaneStrong https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Basic preparedness tips from Ready.gov: • Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information. • Put together a disaster supply kit: Kit should including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate. If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads. • Make a family emergency communication plan: Many communities have text or e-mail alerting systems for emergency notifications.To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city or county name and the word “alerts.” • Preparing your home: Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe. • Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts and clear any clogged areas or debris to prevent water damage to your property. • Reduce property damage by retrofitting to secure and reinforce the roof, windows and doors, including the garage doors. • Purchase a portable generator or install

a generator for use during power outages. Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture; never try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet. • Consider building a FEMA safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter designed for protection from high-winds and in locations above flooding levels. • Hurricane watch: Hurricane watch means conditions are possible within the next 48 hours. • Steps to take: • Review your evacuation route(s) and listen to local officials. • Review the items in your disaster supply kit; add items to meet the household needs for children, parents, individuals with disabilities or other access and functional needs or pets. • Hurricane warning: Hurricane warning means conditions are expected within 36 hours. • Steps to take: • Follow evacuation orders from local officials, if given. • Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media. • Follow the hurricane timeline preparedness checklist, depending on when the storm is anticipated to hit and the impact that is projected for your location. • What to do when a hurricane is six hours from arriving: • If you’re not in an area that is recommended for evacuation, plan to stay at home

or where you are and let friends and family know where you are. • Close storm shutters and stay away from windows. Flying glass from broken windows could injure you. • Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer. Keep a thermometer in the refrigerator to be able to check the food temperature when the power is restored. • Turn on your TV/radio, or check your city/county website every 30 minutes in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions. • What to do when a hurricane is six-18 hours from arriving: • Turn on your TV/radio, or check your city/county website every 30 minutes in order to get the latest weather updates and emergency instructions. • Charge your cell phone so you will have a full battery in case you lose power. • Bookmark your city or county website for quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions. • Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds (e.g., patio furniture, garbage cans); anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (e.g., propane tanks) and trim or remove trees close enough to fall on the building. • Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8 inch exterior grade or marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install.

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June 2 event dedicated to historic battle By Ens. Benjamin Lascurain NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

The 101 Critical Days of Summer is a Department of Defense-wide annual initiative to raise awareness of the hazards during the summer season. U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. John Bainter

Memorial Day marks start of summer safety campaign By Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

Memorial Day is nearly here, and with it the Navy begins observing the 101 Critical Days of Summer. During each annual observance the Navy focuses its messaging and information campaign to emphasize the prevention of summer-related injuries, as well as promote safety precautions for off-base outdoor activities. The 101 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are designated critical days for safety as this timeframe historically brings an increase in injuries and safety-related incidents. Due to the base’s location on the Emerald Coast in Northwest Florida, outdoor activities, including activities related to the beach, boating and exposure to the sun for extended times are popular and widespread. The Navy uses the annual 101 Critical Days of

Summer campaign to remind personnel to focus on what may be needed to mitigate problems that can arise from such summer activities. “No matter what activities you are planning for the summer, you should always have a plan and practice sound risk management prior to engaging in an activity,” NAS Whiting Field Occupational and Safety Specialist Ken Cube said. “Step back and think; ‘Can I get hurt? What are the consequences if something goes wrong?’ ” Cube recommends completing boating safety courses, understanding rip current safety and knowing the beach flag system prior to trips to the beach. Additionally, he recommends everyone know the signs and treatment of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Navy community is urged to prepare, plan and stay safe on the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, as well as for the rest of the summer. This

includes using smart and sound judgment, having a back-up plan and drinking responsibly. NAS Whiting Field is currently at 586 days since the last DUI for the installation, which sets a new record. Secretary of Defense James Mattis recently presented a message titled “Preserving the Force,” which addressed this year’s service-wide focus on the 101 Critical Days of Summer. “While the actions you took last year resulted in fewer losses than the year before, we still lost 59 noble warriors to a variety of fatal mishaps, primarily motor vehicle crashes and water-related activities,” Mattis said. “Uniformed and civilian personnel alike must leverage every available tool to prevent injuries as well as the loss of valuable material and equipment.” For more safety information, go to the Naval Safety Center’s website at www.public.navy.mil/ navsafecen/Pages/index.aspx\.

The legacy of the Battle of Midway remains the greatest victory of the nation’s maritime forces, highlighting courage, ingenuity and unwavering devotion to duty. Midway set the foundation for a carrier based fleet and accelerated the U.S. Navy towards victory in the Pacific theater. Honoring and remembering the sacrifices and successes of those pivotal three days is vital. NAS Whiting Field will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the momentous battle with a ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. June 2 at the Cmdr. Clyde E. Lassen Auditorium. All personnel are encouraged to attend in their uniform of the day. The ceremony will feature a video presentation and University of West Florida history professor and former Navy Seal Derek S. Zumbro will be the guest speaker. Zumbro served numerous tours of duty and deployments in Europe, Central and South America and the Middle East. Zumbro has a speZumbro cial interest in the Battle of Midway and how it shaped the outcome of the war. “The U.S. victory was sealed by superior seamanship and damage control training as well as outstanding aviation skill. Americans were also imbued with a determination to avenge Pearl Harbor and halt Japan’s advance across the Pacific,” Zumbro said. The story of Midway is testament to what determined men may accomplish. It proved the

Navy’s devotion to country and its Sailors’ willingness to put their lives on the line in the face of seemingly unsurmountable odds. The U.S. had begun to build momentum in the Pacific after the Doolittle Raid and the Battle of Coral Sea, and Japan was committed to make an advance west where a small atoll would be the epicenter of the Battle of Midway. Japan planned on luring the remaining U.S. pacific fleet for an ambush and taking Midway as their forward operating station, but the details of Japan’s ambush were uncovered. Midway’s atoll had ground based aircraft of the Navy, Marine Corps, and the Army Air Corps to complement the fleet forces. The U.S. fleet was heavily outnumbered. Japan’s Mobile force had the carriers Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and Hiryu, while the U.S. only had Enterprise, Hornet and the recently repaired Yorktown. The morning of June 4 Japan began bombing the Midway atoll. Meanwhile, a U.S. PBY-5 Catalina spotted Japan’s forces position, and U.S. bombers were launched. Japanese forces were unaware of the carriers in the vicinity until it was too late. The U.S. had turned the tables and victory was near. By the end, Japan had lost four carriers, a cruiser, 292 aircraft and more than 3,000 personnel. But no victory comes without a price; the U.S. lost 92 officers and 315 enlisted, USS Yorktown, USS Hammann (DD142) and 148 aircraft. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz spoke to the sailors after the victory. “You who participated in the Battle of Midway today have written a glorious page in our history. I am proud to be associated with you ... ”

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

Fort Pickens plans living history event Gulf Islands National Seashore, in partnership with the Walton Guard, will present a living history event from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 29 at Fort Pickens in celebration of Memorial Day. Rangers and volunteers will present special programs about soldiers stationed at the fort during the Civil War as well as commemorative programs for Memorial Day. All programs are free and open to the public. The National Moment of Remembrance will be observed at 3 p.m. at the Fort Pickens flagpole. For more information, go to at www.nps.gov/GulfIslands.

Free workouts offered for military

During Military Appreciation Month, Title Boxing Club, 875 East Nine Mile Road, Suite 2, is inviting all active military members to work out for free every day in May. If you are an active service member, show your military ID and your boxing or kickboxing workout is free. For more information, call 418-2941 or go to www.titleboxingclub.com/pensacola-fl.

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

FAMU alumni to hold banquet June 3

The Pensacola Chapter of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association has scheduled its annual scholarship banquet for noon June 3 at St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 620 East Jordan St. The association has awarded $12,000 in scholarships to students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in the past five years. Tickets are $50 and can be obtained by contacting Reggie Parker by phone at 723-2141 or by e-mail at reggparker@hotmail.com.

Referee training camp to be offered

A Championship Basketball Referee Training Camp is scheduled for June 2-3 at Pensacola State College Boys Team Camp Hartsell Arena. The camp is open to men and women ages 17 and older. Cost is $30 advance registration, and $40 for late registration (after June 1). The camp features classroom and on court instruction and FHSAA certification. For more information, contact Chip Boes at 968 9299 or chipboes@gmail.com.

Dates announced for basketball camp

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

Flight Academy offers computer camp The National Flight Academy (NFA) is offering a new computer programming camp. Rising 10th-12th grade students can sign up for the Codebreakers program scheduled for July 17-19. Students will learn about cyber security principles including methods of encryption and ciphers and test their skills in team based competitions. The cost is $399. Registration deadline is June 16.

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NASP Midway ceremony June 5 A memorial commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon June 5 in the Blue Angel Atrium at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The guest speaker will be retired Navy Vice Adm. John M. Bird, former commander of the Seventh Fleet. The event is being presented by the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center.

The NFA also is offering a local’s rate of $750 for the July 23-28 program. The six-day Ambition Deployment normally costs $1,250. Families living in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties can receive a 40-percent savings by applying the code LOCAL750 at checkout. The promotional rate runs until May 31 and cannot be combined with other offers. For registration information and a complete breakdown of 2017 National Flight Academy programs, call 308-8948 or go to www.NationalFlight Academy.com.

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

American Legion plans June 4 car show American Legion Post No. 240, 8666 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting the 240 Cruiz’n Show and Shine from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 4. Admission is free for spectators. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and rat rods can be registered for a donation of $5. Fried catfish will be available for $7 beginning at noon until the fish runs out. Local artists are welcome to set up a tent for a $10 fee. The post is accepting woman’s clothing for donation for the female homeless veterans group HER Foundation of Northwest Florida. For more information on the event, contact Trent Hathaway at trentdhathaway@gmail.com.

Festival to promote healthy lifestyle

The Navy Exchange and DeCA Healthy Lifestyle Festival is scheduled for June 15-16. The festival will feature several fitness activities for the whole family, storewide nutritional demonstrations including Nutri-Ninja samples to patrons, give-a-ways and child-friendly activities. For more information, call NEX Event Coordinator Andrea Beck at 458-8811.

Scholarships available from PMOAA The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (PMOAA) will be awarding scholarships to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident or grandchild of a resident of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida or Baldwin County in Alabama. They also must have completed a minimum of one year at a college or university, with at least a 3.2 GPA if an undergraduate or 3.5 if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters (fall of 2016 and spring of 2017) as a full-time student. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15 and can be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact retired Navy Cmdr. Vann Milheim, at 969-9715 or vann.milheim@att.net.

Career seminars offered for Marines

Enrollments is open for the next Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) courses at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Staff Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Career Course Seminar 3-17 starts June 12. Marines must complete the seminar to be eligible for promotion to the gunnery sergeant rank. Deadline to apply is today, May 26. The sergeants course seminar starts July 10. Enrollment deadline is June 23.

For more information, contact Christopher Marvin by phone at 452-9460, ext. 3135, or by e-mail at marvinc@davisdefense.com. You can also stop by the CDET offices in the MATSG building.

Language test appointments available Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Tests are administered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Navy Foreign Language Testing Office NASP Testing Lab in Bldg. 634. Test appointments are accepted by e-mail only. For appointments and language testing counseling, contact languagetesting@navy.mil. Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture offers at http://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec/.

Military can get free cognitive test

In honor of May as National Military Appreciation Month, LearningRx of Pensacola, a personal brain training company, is offering free cognitive skills assessments to all active-duty soldiers, veterans and their immediate family members. An assessment takes about an hour to complete. The assessment will determine which skills need to be strengthened and give an understanding of the root cause of learning struggles. To learn more about LearningRx or to schedule a cognitive skills assessment, call 466-4999 or go to www.learningrx.com/Pensacola.

Park officials find first sea turtle nest

Biologists at Gulf Islands National Seashore have discovered the first sea turtle nest of the season at Gulf Islands National Seashore. The nest has been identified as that of a loggerhead sea turtle. Visitors can pick up a free “turtle magnet” may stop by the Fort Pickens and Perdido Key entrance stations. The magnets remind every one of the importance of helping young sea turtles survive and that it is the time of year to turn off outdoor lights at night. Beginning in mid-May and ending in late summer, several species of sea turtle are nesting. Turtles can be distracted or disoriented by man-made artificial light sources. By turning off excess outdoor lights at night and installing turtle friendly lights, you can help to protect nesting and hatching sea turtles. If you see a sea turtle at night, keep your distance and keep all lights off (including flash lights and flash photography). For more information, go to www.nps.gov/guis.

Blues to attend June 12 baseball game

In the latest installment of the 2017 Blues in the City forum series the Blue Angels Association and the City of Pensacola has partnered with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Members of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will attend the Pensacola Blue Wahoos game at 5:30 p.m. June 12 at Blue Wahoo Stadium. They will be participating in pregame festivities, in game activities and be available for autographs, photographs and more. Representatives from the National Naval Aviation Museum will also be in attendance with historical Blue Angels items. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/angelsintheoutfield.

Flag Day 5K scheduled for June 10

The Columbiettes and Knight of Columbus organizations of Saint Sylvester Catholic Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Highway, have announced that the annual Flag Day 5K run/walk is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. June 10 at the church. Supported charities this year will be Refuge for Women Emerald Coast and Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. All military, family, friends and neighbors are invited to run or walk. Cost is $20 per individual and $15 for active duty military. To register, go to www.active.com or www.stsylv.org. For more information, call Ellen Stanley, race coordinator, at 2612971 or Mary Ann Kurtz, administrative secretary at the church office, at 939-3020.

Social media workshop announced

The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) at the University of West Florida (UWF) is offering a workshop entitled “Grow Your Circle: Use Social Media to Reach Customers” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 30 at the Navarre Chamber office, 8543 Navarre Parkway. Managing your social media can be a job by itself. In this workshop, you will learn to better identify the platforms customers are using, the best practices for posting and how to help build customer loyalty. Cost is $25; pre-registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited. To register, call 4742528. For more information, go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “training opportunities.”

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hree years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans – the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) – established “Decoration Day” as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns. Local observances claim to be first: Local springtime tributes to the Civil War dead already had been held in various places. One of the first occurred in Columbus, Miss., April 25, 1866, when a group of women visited a cemetery to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers who had fallen in battle at Shiloh. Nearby were the graves of Union soldiers, neglected because they were the enemy. Disturbed at the sight of the bare graves, the women placed some of their flowers on those graves, as well. Today, cities in the North and the South claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day in 1866. Both Macon and Columbus, Ga., claim the title, as well as Richmond, Va. The village of Boalsburg, Pa., claims it began there two years earlier. A stone in a Carbondale, Ill., cemetery carries the statement that the first Decoration Day ceremony took place there on April 29, 1866. Carbondale was the wartime home of Logan. Approximately 25 places have been named in connection with the origin of Memorial Day, many of them in the South where most of the war dead were buried. Official birthplace declared: In 1966, Congress and President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the “birthplace” of Memorial Day. There, a ceremony on May 5, 1866, honored local veterans who had fought in the Civil War. Businesses closed and residents flew flags at half-staff. Supporters of Waterloo’s claim say earlier observances in other places were either informal, not community-wide or one-time events. By the end of the 19th century, Memorial Day ceremonies were being held on May 30 throughout the nation. State legislatures passed proclamations designating the day, and the Army and Navy adopted regulations for proper observance at their facilities.

It was not until after World War I, however, that the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still often called Decoration Day. It was then also placed on the last Monday in May (May 29 in 2017), as were some other federal holidays. Some states have Confederate observances: Many Southern states also have their own days for honoring the Confederate dead. Mississippi celebrates Confederate Memorial Day on the last Monday of April, Alabama on the fourth Monday of April and Georgia on April 26. North Carolina and South Carolina observe it on May 10, Louisiana on June 3, and Tennessee calls that date Confederate Decoration Day. Texas celebrates Confederate Heroes Day Jan. 19 and Virginia calls the last Monday in May Confederate Memorial Day. Logan’s order for his posts to decorate graves in 1868 “with the choicest flowers of springtime” urged: “We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance ... Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.” The crowd attending the first Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was approximately the same size as those that attend today’s observance, about 5,000 people. Then, as now, small

Flag etiquette: When to fly half-staff By U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

An easy way to remember when to fly the United States flag at halfstaff is to consider when the whole nation is in mourning. These periods of mourning are proclaimed either by the president of the United States, for national remembrance, or the governor of a state or territory, for local remembrance, in the event of a death of a member or former member of the federal, state or territorial government or judiciary. The heads of departments and agencies of the federal government may also order that the flag be

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American flags were placed on each grave – a tradition followed at many national cemeteries today. In recent years, the custom has grown in many families to decorate the graves of all departed loved ones. The origins of special services to honor those who die in war can be found in antiquity. The Athenian leader Pericles offered a tribute to the fallen heroes of the Peloponnesian War more than 24 centuries ago that could be applied today to the 1.1 million Americans who have died in the nation’s wars: “Not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions, but there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men.” To ensure the sacrifices of America’s fallen heroes are never forgotten, in December 2000, the U.S. Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act,” public law 106-579, creating the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance. The commission’s charter is to “encourage the people of the United States to give something back to their country, which provides them so much freedom and opportunity” by encouraging and coordinating commemorations in the United States of Memorial Day and the National Moment of Remembrance. The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.

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flown at half-staff on buildings, grounds and naval vessels under their jurisdiction. On Memorial Day the flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon only, then raised briskly to the top of the staff until sunset, in honor of the nation’s battle heroes. The flag should fly at half-staff for 30 days at all federal buildings, grounds and naval vessels throughout the United States and its territories and possessions after the death of the president or a former president. It is to fly 10 days at halfstaff after the death of the vice pres-

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ident, the chief justice or a retired chief justice of the United States Supreme Court or the speaker of the House of Representatives. The president may order the flag to be flown at half-staff to mark the death of other officials, former officials or foreign dignitaries. In addition to these occasions, the president may order half-staff display of the flag after other tragic events. Out of respect for the U.S. flag, never dip it for any person or thing, even though state flags, regimental colors and other flags may be dipped as a mark of honor.

Thoughts to ponder On patriotism and remembrance ... “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.” – President John F. Kennedy “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell “All we have of freedom, all we use or know, this our fathers bought for us long and long ago.” – Rudyard Kipling “Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.” – James Bryce “Better than honor and glory, and history’s iron pen, was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellowmen.” – Richard Watson Gilder “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower


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aval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs received two awards recently at the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Pensacola Chapter’s 60th anniversary celebration and Image Awards. Ed Barker, NETPDC’s public affairs officer, received the Judge’s Award and Image Award for his story “Navy Advancement Center Adds Exam Bibliographies to the Navy COOL Website.” “It’s always an honor to be recognized by your peers for the work you do,” Barker said. “Good stories write themselves. Spreading the word about helping Sailors with their progress toward advancement was a meaningful and enjoyable project.” “Ed’s communication efforts in support of the BIBs on Navy COOL was directly responsible for

thousands of Sailors downloading the advancement references they needed to study for their exams,” said Capt. Kertreck Brooks, commanding officer of NETPDC. “It’s important to leverage technology to support our mission, but it’s equally as important to communicate that leverage and opportunity to the fleet.” The awards were presented by FPRA Pensacola Chapter President Nicole Stacey. “The local Image Awards represent the best of our Pensacola public relations professionals,” said

Stacey. “The winners were chosen not just because of outstanding products, but also because of their process, the research, planning, implementation and evaluation it took to deliver their desired results.” According to the FPRA website, the image awards competition serves to recognize the best in public relations where entries are judged on a written summary and work samples. The Image Award is presented to the top-scoring entry in one of four categories. Barker’s submission won in the Printed Tools of Public Relations category. The Judge’s

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Florida CAP wing recognized

The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) recently recognized the Emerald Coast Senior Squadron of Pensacola as Florida Wing Senior Squadron of the Year 2016 during an awards banquet that culminated their annual state conference. Col. Henry Irizarry, Florida Wing Commander, awarded the honor to Emerald Coast’s Squadron Commander Lt. Col. R.C. DeJesus. In an e-mail to the squadron, DeJesus con-

NETPDC Public Affairs Officer Ed Barker receives the 2017 Image Award from Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Pensacola Chapter President Nicole Stacey. Photo from FPRA Pensacola Chapter website

Award is presented for an outstanding entry that achieves maximum results while using a minimum amount of money. NETPDTC, located at Saufley Field, 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,

gratulated them on a job well done, writing, “Last year, we had a successful year and this past weekend, Florida Wing recognized our accomplishments by naming us Senior Squadron of the Year for 2016. During that year, we flew over 507 hours/351 sorties (8% of Florida Wing’s total) mishap-free. As a cost-effective force multiplier for the Air Force, your hard work saved the Air Force $1.9 million. Florida Wing and Group 1 also recognized several of our Senior Members whose hard work behind the scenes made many of this possible.” • Lt. Col. Mark Austin Group 1 Personnel

the Navy Advancement Center and the Resources Management Department. For more, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ cnet/ or on Facebook at https:// www. facebook. com/ netcpao/.

Officer of the Year. • Maj. John Carson Florida Wing, and Group 1 Safety Officer of the Year. • 2nd Lt. Bill Diaz Florida Wing, and Group 1 Professional Development Officer of the Year. • Maj. James Hobbs – Florida Wing, and Group 1 Logistics Officer of the Year. • 1st Lt. Chuck McCollim Group 1 Public Affairs Officer of the Year. • 1st Lt. Jason Nunley Group 1 New Senior Member of the Year. • Lt. Col. John Sims Group 1 Director of Finance of the Year.

COMMAND LINES

GOSPORT Community Outreach

If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Upcoming events include: • School events: Several events are scheduled throughout the month of May at Escambia County schools. Ongoing opportunities include: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO supports America’s service members by working to keep them connected to family, home and country. For more information, call 455-8280. • Meals on Wheels: Mission is to provide one hot nourishing meal per day, both in a congregate setting and to homebound clients. For more information, call 432-1475. • USS Alabama: The USS Alabama Memorial, 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, Ala., is in need of volunteers to help with preservation. Volunteers are needed to chip paint, restore aircraft, dust, wipe displays, polish torpedo tubes and other items, general set up and forecasting. For more information, call (251) 433-2703 or go to www.USSALABAMA.com. • Ronald McDonald House Charities: The mission of the organization is to be a home away from home and a source of respite and resources for children and families of children suffering a medical crisis. For more information, call 477-2273. Other volunteer opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries.

Fleet and Family Support Center 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. May 26, June 9 and June 23 at FFSC.

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

Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. Be prepared. Hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. Before hurricane season starts, take the time to write down your plan and discuss it with family, friends, and neighbors. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Household Goods Webinar: Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS) Household Goods (HHG) has scheduled a series of interactive, live webinars to assist Sailors and their families in facilitating military moves. – First-time movers: June 13 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Retirees: June 20 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Moving overseas: June 21 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Separating from the military: May 23 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. PDT, June 27 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Moving question and answer: May 25 at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. PDT, June 29 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. For more information, e-mail

• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. householdgoods@navy.mil; call 855-HHG-MOVE (855-444-6683); or go to www.facebook.com/navyhhg. • Imagination Station: 10 a.m. to noon every third Thursday of the month at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The NASP New Parent Support program partners with the Imagination Station for a military family play date. Meet some military families and let your children play. For more information, call 452-5609. • Survivors Overcoming Assault with Resiliency (SOAR) Support Group: A free, psychoeducational support group for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. SOAR provides a safe and confidential small group environment to begin the healing process. SOAR aims to assist survivors to soar again by increasing skills for coping, communicating, setting boundaries and regaining rust. Other goals of the group are to increase personal empowerment and strengthen intimate relationships. This group is developed for those ages 18 to adult of all genders. It is held for 90 minutes in the later afternoon once a week for eight weeks.

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

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

CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families

to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to be more successful at meeting the unique challenges of military life. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.

SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.


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with Tracy Silverman, electric violin

with Westwater Arts:

Symphonic Photochoreography

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture

BARBER Overture to The School for Scandal

SAINT-SAENS Piano Concerto No. 5 “The Egyptian” R. STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

CURIALE Awakenings

RAVEL La Valse

Dvořák Symphony No. 9

COPLAND Suite from The Tender Land

CELEBRATE ALL YOU THE NEW NEED IS LOVE A BEATLES YEAR!

12.31.17 7:00PM

1.13.18 7:30PM 7:30PM with

11.4.17 7:30PM

TRIBUTE with Classical Mystery Tour 2.10.18 7:30PM

with Guest composer

HAYDN Depiction of Chaos, from The Creation

MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2

SILVERMAN The Kiss and the Chaos Incidental Music for Il Distratto KENJI BUNCH Cello Concerto Embrace in C Major GINASTERA Dances of Estancia BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

with Dee Daniels, vocalist Dee Daniels brings her swing, soul, and blues inspired program celebrating Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee, and more to ring in the New Year with us!

4.28.18 7:30PM

Scott Kluksdahl, cello & UWF Singers

For Season Tickets Call 850.435.2533

and more to be announced

Symphony No. 100 “Military”

RUSSIAN

4.7.18 7:30PM

with Gil Shaham, violin The Classical Mystery Tour returns to perform the legendary music of the Beatles, live in concert with the Pensacola Symphony.

BERLIOZ Symphony Fantastique

Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto

SPECTACULAR

POPS!

with Santiago Rodriguez, piano

SYMPHONIE

BEETHOVEN PAPA & BLUE HAYDN JEANS 3.3.18

OPTIONAL ADD-ON

10.7.17 7:30PM

AWAKENINGS

OPENING NIGHT!

FANTASTIQUE

MASTERWORKS

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SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE NOW INDIVIDUAL CONCERT TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2017

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

A veteran catches a fish during a past AHERO Warrior Hook-Up event in Pensacola.

Story, photo from AHERO

The inaugural Fishing for AHERO Rodeo will take place from 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, May 27, to 5 p.m. May 28. The weigh-in scales will be at the South Shoreline Park Pavilion. in Gulf Breeze. The grand prize will be passage for two aboard a 68-foot fishing yacht and the chance to fish alongside some veterans at the 2017 AHERO “Warrior Hook-Up” event Aug. 25 on Pensacola Beach. The grand prize will be awarded to the angler who scores the highest dollar amount on the pledge-per-pound sheet. “The most important thing any veteran can do is to stay active and engaged in his or her en-

vironment and community, connecting with others who have shared their experience,” said Navy veteran Doug Underhill. “This is what this organization provides to our heroes: the opportunity to enjoy the America they sacrificed so much to defend.” The rodeo offers a Junior Division for ages 12 and younger, and an open division for all anglers. The event is being sponsored by a variety of local businesses. AHERO (America’s Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors) connects veterans with members of local communities by offering opportunities to heal. For more information about the organization, go to www.AHERO usa.com.

Tickets will be sold at Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle and Outcast Bait & Tackle and online at www.fishing4ahero.com/. All registration outlets will cease selling tickets for the rodeo at sunrise May 27. All fish must be brought to the weigh scales accompanied by the angler that caught the fish and their official entry ticket. Scales will open daily at 2 p.m. and close at 5 p.m. Each angler is responsible for weighing in his/her own catch. All fish must be caught on a rod and reel, no other devices are allowed, except Lionfish, biggest shot and Mullet categories. All fish must be in edible condition. For more information about the event, call 449-4023 or go to www.fishing4ahero.com/.

At the movies FRIDAY

“The Circle,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “How to Be a Latin Lover,” PG-13, 8 p.m.; “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

“The Circle,” PG-13, 11:30 a.m.; “Going in Style,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Wonder Woman,” PG-13, 5 p.m. (free admission); “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2D), PG, 11 a.m.; “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “How to Be a Latin Lover,” PG-13, 3:30 p.m.; “Unforgettable,” R, 6 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,” PG-13, 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

“The Promise,” (2D), PG, 12:30 p.m.; “How to Be a Latin Lover,” PG-13, 3:10 p.m.; “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” PG-13, 5:40 p.m.; “Unforgettable,” R, 8 p.m.; “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2D), PG, noon; “The Circle,” PG-13, 2 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY Memorial Day

“The Circle,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Going in Style,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Unforgettable,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2D), PG, 2 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,” PG-13, 4 p.m.; “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” PG-13, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

“The Promise,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “How to Be a Latin Lover,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

The Circle,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Going in Style,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2D), PG, 5:10 p.m.; “The Fate of the Furious,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.

THURSDAY

“Unforgettable,” R, 5 p.m.; “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” PG-13, 7:10 p.m.; “How to Be a Latin Lover,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “The Circle,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

• Backpacking Trip: Oak Mountain State Park backpacking trip June 17-18. Trip to Pelham, Ala., costs $55 and includes camping equipment and transportation. You must have attended one of the backpacking 101 courses to sign up. For more information call, 281-5489. Sign up at Tickets and Travel, Bldg. 3787, at NASP • Summer Reading Corry Station. Program: Weekly ses• Fishing sions for children are Camps: MWR’s scheduled to start June Aquatics Depart14 at the NASP Liment is offering brary, 250 Chambers two summer Ave., Bldg. 634. The camps to teach Reading by Design children the funsummer program will damentals of fishbe presented from 1 ing. A two-day p.m. to 3 p.m. each camp for ages 10Wednesday during the 13 will take place summer months. Chilfrom 9:30 a.m. to dren will get a chance noon June 6-7. A to do crafts, enjoy retwo-day camp for freshments, hear stoages 5-9 will take ries and win prizes. For place from 9:30 more information, call a.m. to noon June 452-4362. 8-9. Cost is $35 for military, $40 for DoD and $45 for civilian dependents. For more information, call 452-9429. • Swimming lessons: Get your favorite little swimmer a little stronger this summer with some of the different lessons available. Sign ups are done at the Aquatics Office at the Mustin Beach Pool 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Bring child’s birth certificate so we can verify age. For more information, call, 452-9429. • Movies on the Lawn: Free family movies will be shown every second and fourth Saturday at dusk in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. You can also enjoy some free popcorn. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and coolers. For more information, call 452-2372. • Sailing classes: Take a Saturday morning sailing class and be certified to rent a sailboat. For information, call 452-4152. • Take a paddle: The NASP Outpost at Bayou Grande Recreation Area (Ski Beach) at the end of John Tower Road has paddleboards, canoes and kayaks for rent. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday-Monday. For more information, call 281-0134. • Disc Golf Tournament: May 31 and June 8 at Blue Angel Naval Recreation Area, 2100 Bronson Road. Four person teams. For more information, contact your Command sports representative or call NASP Sports Office at 452-6520. • Discount tickets: Stop by the Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office at the NEX Mall on Highway 98 to check out the discounts available on vacations and attractions. For more information, call 452-6354.

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


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Motorcycles

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Real Estate

2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT. 36k miles. Runs/ rides great. Only $2300! This is a steal. Text 409256-9113 for info.

Room for rent furnished, private bath, washer and dryer. Lovely home with pool. $500 rent and $300 security. Call or text 703-618-9875

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

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