2016 hurricane season ... Hurricane Season begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. In 2004, four major hurricanes struck the state of Florida. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region. The lesson to learn is not “if” a hurricane will strike, but “when.” Having a plan and preparing for a hurricane are the keys to survival before, during and after the storm. Develop your own hurricane plan. The time to plan is before a hurricane strikes. This hurricane season be prepared; stay safe. – From Commander, Navy Region Southeast
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VT-10 SAU changes command
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NASP service members ready for ‘101 Critical Days of Summer’
From VT-10 SAU
Commanding Officer Training Squadron 10 (VT-10) Squadron Augment Unit (SAU) Cmdr. Steven C. Goff was relieved by Cmdr. Stephan E. Walborn May 20, in a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum.
Cmdr. Stephan E. Walborn
Walborn, a native of Oley, Penn., graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997 with a bachelor of science degree in naval architecture. He was designated a naval aviator in May 2000 and received orders to the Flying Eagles of VFA-122 in Lemoore, Calif., for training in the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Upon completion of his Super Hornet training in May 2001, Walborn stayed in Lemoore, re-
Story, photo by Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs
Nearly 2,000 Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) and Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) students and staff attended a safety stand down presentation May 23 in the Charles Taylor Hangar aboard NAS Pensacola May 23. The two-hour presentation, orchestrated by NATTC Safety Manager Sean Brown and coordinated with CNATT Safety Manager Krystal Hancock, was designed to remind attendees of safety considerations during the “101 Critical Days of Summer,” a Naval Safety Center-sponsored campaign beginning Memorial Day weekend and continuing through Labor Day.
Street Smart Stay Alive From Education (S.A.F.E.) presenter former Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Ralph Jimenez (left) and Tampa Fire Rescue Lt. Natalie Brown present an interactive brief on safe driving during the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) and NATTC safety stand down May 23 in the Charles Taylor Hangar.
Service members and military will participate in nurecreational merous activities during the upcoming holiday and throughout the summer, so
porting to the Eagles of VFA-115. As a member of VFA-115 Walborn served as coffee mess officer, aircraft division officer, assistant operations officer, air to ground weapons training officer and squadron LSO. He was qualified as a SFWT Level 4 combat division lead, post maintenance flight check pilot, NATOPS instructor and wing landing signal officer. While an Eagle with VFA-115, Walborn deployed with Carrier Air See VT-10 SAU on page 2
Critical Days of Summer” program. Hancock said that the NATTC-driven presentation, which included briefs on alcohol use, recre-
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Memorial Day weekend events include concert By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Memorial Day, which honors Americans who have given their lives in service of their country, is observed on the last Monday of May (May 30 in 2016). Two traditional observances are planned, and the Pensacola Civic Band is starting a new tradition by presenting a free Me-
morial Day concert. Local events scheduled include: • The Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council has scheduled a Memorial Day event for 9 a.m. May 30 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For
Recent vaping injuries a reminder of e-cig hazards Cmdr. Steven C. Goff
the Department of Defense (DoD) looks to curb the risk of injury by educating personnel and reminding them how to avoid potential mishaps with the “101
ational activities, and safe driving, serves as a reminder to the significant NATTC student population of the hazards commonly associated with summer and outdoor recreation. “Being safe in everything we do – from our jobs, to our hobbies, to simply driving to run an errand – is something we should take into account at all times,” she said. “Being cognizant of the numerous everyday factors that could potentially cause us issues is something the CNATT safety program stresses, and providing the right resources and awareness to our staff and students is something we take seriously.” Highlighting the safety stand down was a nearly hour-long interactive presentation from Street Smart
By Ens. James A. Griffin NASP Public Affairs
Two recent incidences at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) have raised awareness of the potential dangers of electronic cigarettes. E-cigs and advanced personal vaporizers (APVs), also known as “vape pens” and “vape mods,” are a hot issue, and not necessarily because of the relation to tobacco. APVs and e-cigs have been the culprit in a number of battery-explosion mishaps that have been reported around the
county, and two recent incidents aboard NASP resulted in injuries to service members. “Injuries continue to be recorded from batteries overheating and exploding,” said Jonathan Winters, NASP safety officer. “We had two Sailors burned on NASP last month. Explosion and fire hazards are associated with overheating batteries, potentially from improper charging, rapid discharge, storage in hot areas, device modification, and improper use. See Vape on page 2
more information, contact Robert Hall at 712-3319. • The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola will present its annual Memorial Day observance at 1 p.m. May 29 at Veterans Memorial Park on Bayfront Parkway in downtown Pensacola.
The guest speaker will be retired Marine Col. Tony Gain, a decorated combat veteran and inspirational speaker. Prizes will be awarded to area students who wrote Memorial Day essays. The presentation will feature a color guard and honor guard team from MATSG-21 and performances by a chorus from NAS Pensacola See Memorial Day on page 2
Naval training’s international command changes leadership building effective partnerships,” said Quinn. “To do this you have communicated frequently with Naval Education and Navy fleet commanders, Training Security AssisNavy systems comtance Field Activity (NETmands, NETC, and the SAFA) held a change of headquarters of all five command ceremony May military services while 19 at the National Naval meticulously managing Aviation Museum aboard over $920 million in NAS Pensacola. training and 76,000 interCapt. Courtney Smith national students from relieved Capt. Douglas 161 countries.” Heady as commanding ofHeady, from Capt. Courtney ficer, who retired after 30 Marathon, N.Y., earned a Smith years of service. scholarship from the Former commander, Naval Education Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps and Training Command (NETC) retired (NROTC) to the University of Notre Rear Adm. Don Quinn was the quest Dame and received his bachelor's degree speaker for the ceremony and high- in 1986. He was then designated a naval lighted the many accomplishments flight officer in February 1988 and went achieved under Heady’s command. on to accumulate more than “You have significantly enhanced our nation’s security cooperation efforts by See NETSAFA on page 2 Story by MCSN Brittany N. Tobin NETC Public Affairs
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Wing14(CVW14)aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN72)andUSSJohnC. Stennis(CVN74)flyingmissionsinsupportofoperations Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. InAugust2004Walborn left VFA-115 and reported onceagaintotheFlyingEaglesofVFA-122.AsaninstructorpilotwithVFA-122 WalbornservedasNATOPS officer,syllabusofficer,IUT phase head and squadron LSO.Hewasqualifiedasan instructorinallphasesofthe fleet replacement squadron syllabus. Additionally, he wasqualifiedasanF/A-18F tacticaldemonstrationpilot, NATOPSinstructor,PMCF instructorandtraininglandingsignalofficer.Duringhis shoretourWalbornreturned tohisalmamaterVFA-115 for 60 days to supplement their combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Forhisfinaltouronactive dutyWalbornjoinedCVW14 in July 2007 as an air winglandingsignalofficer. Duringthistour,heservedas the air wing safety officer andseniorwatchofficerfor theairwing.Hewasqualifiedtoflyallvariationsofthe Hornetandwastheairwing tacticaldemonstrationpilot. He supported the air wing VFAsquadronsasacombat lead, instructor pilot and PMCF pilot. During this tour, he made two deploymentsaboardtheUSSRonal Reagan (CVN 76) flying missionsinsupportofOperationEnduringFreedom.He finishedhisactive-dutyserviceinJuly2009. Uponleavingactiveduty, WalbornimmediatelyaffiliatedwiththeNavyReserve. Asaselectedreservist(SELRES)heflewasanadversarypilotforboththeOmars of VFC-12 and the River RattlersofVFA-204andwas qualifiedasaSFWTLevel4 adversary.Heservedasoperationsofficer,adminofficerandsafetyofficerduring his tenure as an adversary pilot.Hetransferredtothe VT-86 SAU in January 2013.WhileatVT-86Walbornwasselectedforcommand. Walbornhasaccumulated more than 3,000 military flighthoursand385carrier arrestedlandings.Hispersonaldecorationsincludethe IndividualActionAirMedal (withcombatdistinguishing device), Strike Flight Air Medal(twoawards),Navy andMarineCorpsCommendationMedal(threeawards, onewithcombatdistinguishingdevice),NavyAchievementMedal(twoawards)as well as various campaign andunitawards.
Blue Angels announce new executive officer From Blue Angels Public Affairs
U.S.NavyFlightDemonstrationSquadron,theBlueAngels, announcedtheexecutiveofficer forthe2017and2018seasons, May23. The Blue Angels selected NavyCmdr.MattKasliktosucceedCmdr.BobFlynn. “Cmdr. Kaslik is a highlyqualifiedofficerandoutstanding leader,” said Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi, Blue Angels commanding officer and flight
leader.“Theteam the U.S. Naval willbesadtosay Academy, AngoodbyetoCmdr. napolis,Md.,and Flynn,butarealso graduated in luckytohavehad 1995. He is a theopportunityto naval flight offiselectsuchanoutcerandcurrently standingandseaassigned to the s o n e d U.S.NavalAcadprofessional,such emy. asCmdr.Kaslik.I The Blue Anlook forward to gelswillinterview welcominghimto Cmdr. Matt Kaslik all other 2017theBlueAngels.” 2019 pilot and Kaslik,43,isanativeofThe support officer finalists at the Woodlands,Texas.Heattended team’shomebaseofNASPen-
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StayAliveFromEducation(S.A.F.E.),aprogramcenteredarounddistracteddriving,seatbelt use, and driving under the influence. Presented by Miami-area firefighters and paramedicswhohavewitnessedtheaftermath ofnumerouscaraccidents,thegraphicpresentationresonatedwithattendees,according to NATTC Executive Officer Cmdr. Scott Sherman. “Theseindividuals(S.A.F.E.presenters) haveseenwhatanautomobileaccidentcan do,”hesaid.“Asayoungstudenthere,being abletodrivecanrepresentanewfreedom,and havingthisvisualreminderofjustbeingsafe
whenyougooutandabouttoenjoythelong weekendcanpaydividends.Wewantourstudentssafe,atworkandoff-duty,sowecan continuetrainingtheseSailorsforfutureoperationsthroughoutthefleet.” TheS.A.F.E.streetsmartpresentationisinteractively designed to assist Sailors and Marinesinmakingsmartchoicesconcerning drivingsafety.Programfacilitatorsdemonstratetheconsequencesofmakingbaddriving choicesfromtheirfirst-handobservations. OtherpresentationsincludedanEscambia CountySherriff’sOfficerepresentativediscussingtrafficsafetyandmotorcycleguidelines; a beach and water safety brief from PensacolaBeachpersonnel;andaNATTC
sacola during the week of the PensacolaBeachAirShow,July 11-16.Selectionsareslatedtobe madeattheconclusionoftheinterviewweek. ThemissionoftheBlueAngelsistoshowcasetheprideand professionalism of the United StatesNavyandMarineCorps byinspiringacultureofexcellence and service to country through flight demonstrations andcommunityoutreach. Formoreinformation,contact BlueAngels PublicAffairs at: email@example.com.
DrugandAlcoholProgramAdvisor(DAPA) briefonalcoholawareness. Hancockaddedthatwhileemphasisonthis particularsafetystanddownhasbecomecommonplacethroughouttheDepartmentofDefense,remainingvigilantalwaysremainsof paramountconsideration. “Ourgreateststrengthisourpeople,”Hancocksaid.“And,providingthemwiththeright toolsandknowledgetomakesafedecisions whetheratwork,atthebeach,orengagingin whateverrecreationalactivitiestheyenjoy,is partofwhatCNATTstresses.Emphasizing safetyduringthe‘101CriticalDaysofSummer’isaDoDinitiative,andweencourage andpracticethisallyear.”
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Vape from page 1
andabuglerfromCorryStationPerformingArtsCenter. Prior to the ceremony, the localBoyScouttroopswillbe conducting a flag retirement ceremonyfrom9a.m.to1p.m. Formoreinformation,call 434-6119orgotowww. veterans memorial park pensacola. com. •ThePensacolaCivicBand concertisscheduledfor5p.m. May 30 at the Hunter Amphitheater at the Vince J. WhibbsSr.CommunityMaritimePark,301WestMainSt. The concert will feature musicfromtheWorldWarII TVseries“BandofBrothers” aswellas“AmericanPageant,” whichhasbeenplayedatevery presidentialinaugurationsince theearly1970s. TheRev.GeraldMundywill recite“Duty,Honor,Country,” the speech Gen. Douglas McArthurgaveatWestPointin 1962,andvocalistHollyShelton will sing “God Bless the USA.”FrankEmondwillrecounthisexperienceasaPearl Harborsurvivorduringaperformanceof“AtDawnThey Slept.”The98-year-oldretired musician will then conduct Sousa’s“StarsandStripesForever.” Foodvendorswillbeavailable. Concertgoers should bringblanketsorlawnchairs. Veterans’organizationsand familiesofveteranslostinserviceareinvitedtoattendandbe recognized. To be included, contactLewisGarvinbyphone at 291-8331 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the CivicBand,gotowww. pensacola civic band.org.
“Batterieswithdamagedorworninsulationorcorrosionaremorelikelytocreateproblems,however, goodbatteriescanalsoquicklyoverheat,startafireorexplodeifnotused,storedorchargedproperly.” AccordingtoFederalEmergencyManagementAgency(FEMA),mediareportsfrom2009to2014 cite25separateincidencesrelatedtoAPVsore-cigsand20ofthosecaseswererelatedtobatteries. Lithiumionbatteriesincellphonesandtabletsarepouch-likeandareabletoexpandandflex.Theecigbattery,accordingtoofficials,ispronetofailurebecauseofthemetalcylindricalshapethathasthe weakstructuralpointsattheends,whichcanresultinatypeofhigh-pressuredrocketorexplosion. AnotherissueregardingAPVsande-cigsistheclosetiestotobaccoandnicotine. “Electroniccigarettesandothervaporcontainingcigarettesubstitutesandtheircontentsarenotstandardized,”saidWinters.“Healthhazardsincludingcarcinogenshavebeenidentifiedinsome.” Someofthefluidcartridgesaddedtothee-cigscancontainchemicalslinkedtomarijuana,antifreeze andalbuterol. APVsande-cigsaresettoberegulatedbytheFoodandDrugAdministration(FDA)inAugustofthis year.However,theDoDhasalreadytakentheFDA’ssuggestionanddetermineditshouldbetreatedas atobaccoproduct. AccordingtoapolicymemorandumbytheSecretaryofDefenseAshtonCarter,tobaccoproducts refertoanyproductmadeorderivedfromtobaccothatisintendedforhumanconsumption,including cigarettes,cigars,pipetobacco,roll-your-owntobacco,smokelessanddissolvabletobacco,andproducts intendedforuseinhookahs/waterpipes.InaccordancewiththeU.S.FoodandDrugAdministration's proposal,electronicnicotinedeliverysystems,includingbutnotlimitedtoe-cigarettesandvapepenswill alsobetreatedastobaccoproducts. Makesuretocheckwithyourcommandabouttheircurrentpoliciesone-cigsandAPVs.
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NETSAFA from page 1
2,700flighthoursincluding2,600intacticaljetaircraftwith780carrierarrestedlandings.Headycompletedhismaster’sdegreeinnationalstrategyand strategic studies from the NavalWar College in 2001,graduatingwithdistinction.Headyassumed commandinMay2011asthe12thcommandingofficerofNETSAFA. “UnderstandthatDougwillbereplacedbyyet anotherS-3member,”saidQuinn.“Capt.Courtney SmithisaprovenleaderwhowillhelptakeNETSAFAtothenextlevel.” SmithgraduatedfromtheUniversityofTexasin 1988,earningabachelor’sdegreeingovernmentand wascommissionedthroughNROTC.ShewasdesignatedasanavalflightofficerinFebruaryof1990 andwentontoaccumulatemorethan3,200total flighthoursin10differentaircraftandmorethan500 arrestedlandings.Smithcompletedhermaster’sdegree in Military Studies and JointWarfare from AmericanMilitaryUniversity. AfterherfirstassignmentwiththeFlashbacksof VAQ-34inPointMugu,Calif.,Smithreturnedto Pensacolain1993asaphysicaltrainingandswim instructoratNavalAviationSchoolsCommandand servedasanassociateflightinstructorwithTraining
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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,
Squadron10(VT-10)flyingtheT-39Saberliner.In 1998,shetransitionedtoS-3BVikingsandreported totheMaulersofVS-32atNASJacksonville,Fla.In December2000,sheonceagainreturnedtoPensacola,wheresheservedasadministrativeofficerat VT-10andinstructedintheT-39Saberliner.InJuly 2008,SmithtransitionedtoEA-6BProwlersandreportedtotheGrayWolvesofVAQ-142asexecutive officer, ultimately assuming command of the squadroninOctober2009.Underherleadership,the squadroncompletedtwocombatdeploymentstoAl Asad,Iraq,insupportofoperationsIraqiFreedom andNewDawn. Smith’smostrecentassignmentwasasexecutive assistanttothecommander,NavalEducationand TrainingCommandinPensacola. “I’mhumbledandhonoredtotakecommandof NETSAFA,”saidSmith.“ThehardworkandcoordinationthatisdoneeverydaybetweenNETSAFA worldwidewithtrainingandmaritimesecuritypartners,readilysupportstheUnitedStatesstrategicpolicyandstrengthensourinternationaltieswithour alliesaroundtheworld.” For more information about NETSAFA, visit https://www.netsafa.navy.mil/. FormorenewsfromNavalEducationandTrainingCommand,visitwww.navy.mil/local/cnet/.
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Burned out mom remembers to count her blessings By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist
t took four punches of the snooze button to get me out of bed this morning. I wasn’t tired, or sick, for that matter. But I was sick and tired. Sick and tired of the same old routine, minute after minute, day after day, year after year, since 1995, when I made the decision to stay at home to manage our family. Now don’t get me wrong — I truly love my life and wouldn’t have it any other way. I am proud that I gave up my own professional ambitions for the humble satisfaction of providing home cooked meals, a warm and loving environment, and a constant and dependable presence to my family. But frankly, after two decades, I would rather chew my own arm off than empty the dishwasher again. I would take a frying pan to the head to put me out of the misery of defrosting another pound of ground beef. If given the choice, I would rather swallow a fistful of wriggling grubs than dust the ceiling fan blades one more time. I often fear that I am on
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the brink of some sort of total housewife breakdown. Emptying the lint trap gives me the shakes. Putting the steak knives away makes my left eye twitch. I can’t sponge another sticky spot off the countertop without feeling palpitations, and I have completely lost the ability to parboil anything. Over the last year, my poor family has been witness to the steady decline of my cooking, cleaning and parenting skills. It has come as somewhat of a shock to them, because for almost two decades, I was Supermom. A licensed and gainfully employed litigation attorney, I made the decision to put my lucrative career aside two years into marriage, to raise our children and support my husband Francis’ active-duty military career no matter where it would take us. I will admit that my initial high standards and work
About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for more than 20 years. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at w w w. t h e m e a t a n d potatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. ethic were based primarily on one thing: guilt. Since I wasn’t bringing in any income, I felt that I had to knock it out of the park as a homemaker.
But as the years passed, I saw the value of my choice. Not just during the obvious times when being at home was crucial, such as deployments, but also during the subtle everyday moments when my family was better off for having a dependable presence in their lives. My children knew that, no matter where we were stationed, I would always be there to walk them to school, pack their lunches, keep them home when sick, bring cupcakes to soccer games, and chaperone field trips. The subtle sense of security they felt was crucial in turning our typical military children into the independent, accomplished, confident individuals they are today. I have been fortunate too, because I have had a frontrow seat to our children’s lives. While Francis worked long hours to support our family, I got to see each child get citizen of the month. I cheered at every raucous flag football game. I secretly cringed at every pitchy middle school band concert. I toasted every waffle, mashed every potato, posted every chore chart, and kissed every
boo-boo. Now, with only two more years left before our youngest goes off to college, I have lost sight of how lucky I have been. After the alarm went off for the fourth time this morning, it dawned on me. “Anna’s graduating in a month,” I scolded myself, “now, get up and fry her a lousy egg.” “No thanks, Mom, we’re leaving early to have breakfast with our friends,” Anna told me, her hand held out in hopes that cash would land in it. With the melody of “Cat’s In the Cradle” playing in my head, I gave her my last $20, and watched out the kitchen window as they drove away. That was all the motivation I needed. I may not skip around the house in search of dust bunnies today. I won’t do any cartwheels over the latest crock pot recipe. I will probably avoid cleaning the rust stains off toilet bowl. But I won’t let myself get so bogged down in the mundane tasks of every day life, that I forget the subtle yet countless blessings of making a loving home for my family.
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– 30 years ago
By Hill Goodspeed National Naval Aviation Museum http://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/top-gun-30-years-ago/
hirty years ago, stunning footage of F-14 Tomcats flashed across the silver screen and moviegoers were introduced to the high-speed operations and culture of naval aviation through the characters “Maverick,” “Goose,” “Iceman” and “Charlie.” The release of the movie “Top Gun” May 16, 1986, came at a time when naval aviation was very much in the public’s consciousness, with carrier aircraft having participated in strikes against Libya the previ-
premise of the film rings true, a school of aerial combat born during the Vietnam War. In 1968, the Chief of Naval Operations initiated a study of the procurement and employment of missile systems. The impe-
An F-14A Tomcat of Fighter Squadron (VF) 213 flown by Cmdr. Greg “Mullet” Gerard and Lt.j.g. Don “Coach” Husten engages and F-16N Viper aggressor aircraft flown by Lt. Cmdr. George “Elwood” Dom during training at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar in California in March 1989. Later in his career, Dom served as flight leader of the Blue Angels. From Robert L. Lawson Photograph Collection, National Naval Aviation Museum
ous month as part of Operation El Dorado Canyon. The combination was a boost to recruiting at the time and the film’s memorable soundtrack, scenes, and lines – “I feel the need, the need for speed” – have endured, even though the F-14 Tomcat has gone from frontline fighter to museum piece and the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOP GUN) has moved from near San Diego to the desert around Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada. The creation of Top Gun, actual. The personalities of the fictional characters aside, the
tus was the results of air-to-air combat over Vietnam since 1965, during which time American fighter aircraft had launched nearly 600 missiles in 360 engagements with enemy aircraft, achieving one kill for every 10 missiles fired. Heading up the team of investigators was Capt. Frank W. Ault, a veteran naval aviator with recent tours as a carrier skipper and carrier division chief of staff with Task Force 77 off Vietnam. The resulting report, officially known as the Report of the Air-to-Air Missile System Capability Review and com-
A T-38A Talon assigned to the Navy Fighter Weapons School is parked in front of the TOPGUN hangar onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar in California in 1974. The Talon was one of the aircraft types employed as an aggressor for training at the school. Note the silhouettes of MiG aircraft shot down during the Vietnam War painted on the hangar exterior. Photo from Robert L. Lawson Photograph Collection, National Naval Aviation Museum
monly referred to as the “Ault (online at Report,” http://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/naval-aviationhistory/ault-report.html) devoted page after page to technical evaluations of missile designs and performance, but one small paragraph would have a lasting impact. Up until 1960, the Navy had operated the Fleet Air Gunnery Unit and the report concluded that its disestablishment had created “a gradual loss of expertise and continuity in the field of fighter weaponry. This trend,” it was determined, “must be reversed by providing a means of consolidating, coordinating and promulgating the doctrine, lore, tactics, and procedures for fighter employment.” The result was the Navy Fighter Weapons School. Established March 3, 1969, it initially was attached to Fighter Squadron (VF) 121 and operated out of a trailer, the initial cadre of personnel assigned to the school building the syllabus for what evolved into the premier training program for aerial combat. The creation of “Top Gun,” the movie. A profile of the school that appeared in an issue of California magazine inspired production of the motion pictured about the Navy’s elite fighter pilots. The movie also received support from the sea service, with a number of naval aviators and naval flight officers assigned to fly the aerial sequences and serve as technical consultants. The Sailors that helped included future Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James “Jaws” Winnefeld, Jr. and future Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Robert “Rat” Willard. Retired Navy Capt. Lloyd “Bozo” Abel, then a lieutenant commander, made numerous
flights for the movie, including taking up the film’s young star, Tom Cruise. Abel told a reporter in a 1986 interview that he actually had to rent a video tape of the movie “Risky Business” so that he would recognize the actor. Abel related that the dogfighting scenes were flown with the airplanes closer than normal so that they could be captured in one frame and revealed that the most difficult maneuver for him was the roll he performed after launching from the carrier for the scene in which “Maverick” heads toward the engagement with enemy “MiGs” in the movie’s final scenes. The challenge was not in executing the roll, but doing it in a way that kept the rear-facing camera attached to the airplane pointed at the carrier. For Abel, there was one moment above all others that was for him the highlight of the filming. He was given the opportunity to play “Maverick” when the Cruise’s character violates regulations and makes a
low pass by the control tower at NAS Miramar. “It’s not too many times they say ‘Hey, Bozo, how’d you like to buzz the tower a couple of times,’” he recalled in 1986. Fact from fiction. Being a product of screenwriters, the movie “Top Gun” takes its share of Hollywood license. For instance, a crisis situation halfway around the world would not require the quick dispatch of recent Top Gun graduates to a carrier at sea. Aviators sitting at desks more suited for an elementary school for a briefing on the flight line was not indicative of the professional instruction at the Navy Fighter Weapons School. Yet, in the bravado and competitive spirit of fighter pilots and the thrilling aerial dance of air-to-air combat, the movie struck a chord with the public that endures to this day. Oh, and yes, the mission of the school is still to, “Train the way you fight; fight the way you train.”
Plaque from the 1990 Western Pacific cruise of the Fighter Squadron (VF) 51 “Screaming Eagles,” the squadron in which Neil Armstrong flew during his service as a naval aviator in the Korean War. In 1990, the squadron’s skipper was Cmdr. Robert “Rat” Willard, who coordinated the aerial sequences for the blockbuster motion picture Top Gun and eventually retired as Commander in Chief, Pacific Command. Photo courtesy National Naval Aviation Museum
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May 27, 2016
U.S. Navy accepts delivery of future USS Zumwalt From Team Ships Public Affairs
ATH, Maine (NNS) – The Navy accepted delivery of future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy’s next-generation of multimission surface combatants, May 20. DDG 1000 is tailored for sustained operations in the littorals and land attack, and will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. Ship delivery follows extensive tests, trials and demonstrations of the ship’s hull, mechanical, and electrical systems including the ship’s boat handling, anchor and mooring systems as well as major demonstrations of the damage control, ballasting, navigation and communications systems. “Today represents a significant achievement for not only the DDG 1000 program and shipbuilding team but for the entire U.S. Navy,” said Rear Adm. (select) Jim Downey, DDG 1000 program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. “This impressive ship incorporates a new design alongside the integration of sophisticated new technologies that will lead the Navy into the next generation of capabilities.” The 610-foot, wave-piercing tumblehome ship design provides a wide array of advancements. The shape of the superstructure and the arrangement of its antennas significantly
reduce radar cross section, making the ship less visible to enemy radar at sea. Zumwalt is the first U.S. Navy surface combatant to employ an innovative and highly survivable Integrated Power System (IPS) distributing 1,000 volts of direct current across the ship. The IPS’ unique architectural capabilities include the ability to allocate all 78 megawatts of installed power to propulsion, ship’s service, and combat system loads from the same gas turbine prime movers based on operational requirements. Each ship in the class features a battery of two Advanced Gun Systems, capable of firing Long-Range Land Attack Projectiles (LRLAP) that reach up to 63 nautical miles, providing three-fold range improvement in naval surface fires coverage. Each ship is equipped with eighty Advanced Vertical Launch System cells for Tomahawk missiles, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles, Standard Missiles, and Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rockets (ASROC) (VLA). The ship will employ active and passive sensors and a MultiFunction Radar (MFR) capable of conducting area air surveillance, including over-land, throughout the extremely difficult and cluttered sea-land interface.
The future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean to conduct acceptance trials with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (InSurv). U.S. Navy photo
Following delivery and a crew certification period at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works, the ship will be commissioned in Baltimore Oct. 15. Zumwalt will then transit to her homeport in San Diego, where mission systems activation will continue in parallel with a post delivery availability. “Zumwalt’s crew has diligently trained for months in preparation of this day and they
are ready and excited to take charge of this ship on behalf of the U.S. Navy,” said Capt. James Kirk, commanding officer of future Zumwalt. “These are 143 of our nation’s finest men and women who continue to honor Adm. Zumwalt’s namesake with their dedication to bringing this ship to life.” BIW is also constructing follow-on ships, the future Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) and Lyn-
don B. Johnson (DDG 1002). As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships and special warfare craft. For more information, visit http:// www. navy. mil/, http:// www. facebook. com/usnavy/, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy.
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May 27, 2016
HT-18 receives CNATRA training excellence awards By Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
elicopter Training Squadron Eighteen (HT-18) received the 2015 CNATRA Training Excellence Unit Award for Advanced Squadron and Flight Instructor of the Year, from Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) Rear Adm. Dell Bull at National Museum of Naval Aviation May 5. HT-18 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Brian Sanderson emphasized that receiving the awards served as a testament to the hard work and dedication among the instructors and civilian employees of “The Vigilant Eagles.” “They are the center of gravity of a great organization and have a vested interest in taking that raw material and forging it into a professional officer and aviator that is prepared to meet
the challenges that await them in the fleet. I am very proud of all of them,” Sanderson said. During the timeframe of eligibility, The Vigilant Eagles accomplished 25,493 total flight hours flown with 13,103 sorties flown with no class A or class B mishaps. Class A mishaps are those with total damages amounting to $1,000,000 or greater in which an aircraft is destroyed or missing. Class B mishaps
Helicopter Training Squadron Eighteen (HT-18) receives CNATRA Training Excellence Award May 5 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Photo by Ens. Benjamin Ziemski
have a total cost of $200,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000 with possible permanent-partial disability and/or the hospitalization of five or more personnel. The second award (an individual award) earned from HT18 was CNATRA Flight Instructor of the Year. Lt. Richard D. Hill III, assigned to The Vigilant Eagles, received the CNATRA Flight
Instructor of the Year Award for top flight instructor in the Naval Air Training command (NATraCom). Hill has since returned to the Fleet with HSC-3, NAS North Island, Calif. According to CNATRA, selection is based on all-around performance and effectiveness as an instructor, contributions to safety, leadership, strength of character and personality,
and civic involvement. “Lt. Hill is a great example of a true cockpit leader with an unbridled passion for flying and teaching. That, combined with his unique ability to breakdown complex subjects into easy to grasp concepts was the reason why he was our nominee for this award. He simply made flying challenging and fun at the same time,” Sanderson said.
Annual Military Appreciation Picnic held at NASWF Story, photo by Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs
The air was filled with the joyous squeals of children and the mouth-watering smells of tasty treats onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) as the Santa Rosa County community sponsored the base’s annual Military Appreciation Picnic May 13. More than 1,000 participants attended the picnic that included active duty, reservists, military dependents, DoD civilians and contractors. The community presented the event as part of its Military Appreciation Month festivities. Tracy Allen, the Military Appreciation Month coordinator, thinks it is vital to hold events like these. “We appreciate what they do every day for us, when you think about what they do on a daily basis, I don’t think they get told ‘thank you’ enough,” Allen said. This year’s picnic featured a human gyroscope ride, the Cow-Tow ride, a wood working craft, prize giveaways, cornhole games, toss and checker games,
Love of military shows: NAS Whiting Field personnel and their families get together for fun and food at a Military Appreciation Month picnic May 13.
food and bounce houses. Cmdr. Mark Nagel of VT-3 and his daughter, Sierra Nagel, recalled attending the base picnics in the years’ past and were glad to be a part of this year’s event as well. “My favorite part so far is the cow ride, this has been lots of fun,” said Sierra, as she enjoyed a snow cone with her sister, Mina.
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The picnic featured the entertaining sounds of local favorite musical duo Segars and Shumate, which played a wide range of music from classic rock to contemporary with hits from Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding. “This is a great event and our first time we’ve been to the picnic. I’m glad we decided to come, and glad there’s stuff for the kids to play on and do. We missed not
being able to come last year,” said Gina Gonzalez. The annual appreciation picnic was cancelled last year due to a Navywide increase in security posture, and both the chamber and the NASWF community were excited to renew this long-standing tradition. The majority of the activities, resources and food were provided by the Santa Rosa County community, and made the picnic a success. Vendors contributing included the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, the sheriff’s office, Boogie Inc., Buffalo Rock, Event Designs, Pensacola Tent Rental, Henry Company Homes, Whataburger, Southern Sno, Firehouse Subs, Chick-Fil-A, Sweet Season Farms, Emerald Coast Hospice, Navy League Santa Rosa Council, Santa Rosa Medical Center, Hall’s Hardware and Walmart Supercenter. “The Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama communities support the military more than any other community I’ve experienced and we’re proud to serve in this area of the country,” NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau said.
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AAPI ceremony scheduled for May 31
The NAS Pensacola Asian American Pacific Island (AAPI) Heritage Month ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 31 at the NASP Chief Petty Officers Club ( Bldg. 3558). For more information, contact QM1(SW) Michael Reinshuttle at 452-4667.
Reunion announced for USS Lexington
The annual reunion for the USS Lexington (CV 16) is scheduled for Sept 12-15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. All past ship’s company, air wings, Marines and their families are welcome. For more information, go to usslexington cv16.com or contact Bob Dimonte by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 492-3483.
Relationship training program available The NAS Pensacola chaplain’s office is offering the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 8.0 training designed to teach couples communication skills and ground rules for handling conflict; it also promotes intimacy. Training sessions are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 and Aug. 5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The sessions are open to any active duty member and spouse or fiancée. Civilian DoD employees and retired military are also welcome. For more information, call 452-2093, or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at email@example.com.
Commissary plans case lot sale in June For those who want to stock up on deals, a case lot sale is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 3, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5 at the Pensacola Commissary, 5800 West Highway 98. Demonstrations and games are also planned. For more information, call 452-6880.
Midway commemoration to be June 6
A Battle of Midway memorial commemoration is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 6 in the Blue Angel Atrium at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Rear Adm. Michael S. White, commander, Naval Education and Training Center (NETC), will be guest speaker. Dress is service dress white for E-6 and below, summer whites for E-7 and above, blue dress “D” for Marines and business casual for civilians. For more information, contact Lt. John Cunningham at 452-3249 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or AWRC Steven Ballard at 452-3949 (email@example.com).
Florida A&M alumni plan banquet
The Pensacola Chapter of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association is presenting a scholarship fundraising banquet at noon June 4 at St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 620 East Jordan St. Tickets are available for $35 and can be obtained by contacting Reginald Todd, by phone at 458-3480 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singers from local churches to perform
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting the 5th Sunday Sing at 6 p.m. May 29. Singers from three local churches will be featured. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call 492-1518 or go to www.pleasantgrovepensacola.com.
Seminar focuses on military transition
“Marketing Yourself for a Second Career,” a seminar for military members considering transitioning from service in the near future, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 3 at the Naval Air Station Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 741. Spouses are welcome to attend. Retired Army Col. Terri Coles will be the speaker. Seminar topics include understanding you competition for jobs, developing a transition strategy, civilian employers’ perceptions of military service, resumes and LinkedIn development, networking and penetrating the hidden job market, preparing for and conducting a successful interview and negotiating a salary and benefit package. For more information, call Lara Sabanosh at 4524369.
NEX announces bra fitting event
Proper fit is important with bras. The semi-annual bra fitting event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15 at the Navy Exchange Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West. Participants will receive a free gift with purchase. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 453-5311 or go to www.mynavyexchange.com.
Dates announced for basketball camp
The 37th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp will feature three sessions at Malcolm Yonge Community Center, 925 East Jackson St. Sessions
Fiesta starts with surrender of city The annual Fiesta of Five Flags is a 10-day festival to commemorate the founding of Pensacola in 1559 by Spanish explorer Don Tristan de Luna and the five different governments — Spanish, French, British, Confederate and American — that have ruled the city since its founding. It takes place the first week in June. The kick-off celebration, known as “Fiesta Days,” is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. June 1 at Seville Quarter. Tickets are $35 per person. During a short presentation, the mayor and local dignitaries will symbolically surrender the city to the king and his court for the Fiesta season. Elaborate floats will line up in downtown Pensacola June 3 for the Grand Fiesta Parade, which will be led by members of the U.S. Navy’s famous Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron. The parade features many of Pensacola’s unique Mardi Gras krewes; collectible red, white and blue Fiesta beads; and the Fiesta royal court. The Fiesta Boat Parade will set sail from the Pensacola Yacht Club at 1 p.m. June 4 for the trip to Pensacola Beach for a reenactment of the De Luna landing. The Fiesta event wraps up every year with a private, formal gala — the DeLuna Coronation Ball. For more information Fiesta events, go to www.fiestaoffiveflags.org. are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon June 6-10, June 2024 and July 18-22. 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 email@example.com.
Humane Society planning Doggie Bowl Individuals, teams and sponsors are invited to participate in the Pensacola Humane Society’s annual Doggie Bowl scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 26 at Cordova Lanes. Teams of four to six people are $20 per person with shoe rental and door prize tickets included. Grand prize winners will receive a trophy and a $100 gift certificate card for a team dinner. The team with the lowest score will receive three free games at Cordova Lanes. Other activities include raffles and sales of mulligans, strikes and gutter balls. Corporate sponsorships are available. A $250 Most Valuable Pooch (MVP) sponsorship pays for a team of six players, a sponsorship sign, a link to your business on the Pensacola Humane Society website for one month, a gift inclusion in the bowler grab bag and a social media link and mention which reaches more than 8,000 followers. A $150 Alley Cat sponsor receives a sponsorship sign at the event and a social media mention. For more information or entry forms, go to www.pensacolahumane.org or call 466-3945.
PMOAA has scholarships available
The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be awarding scholarship grants 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 or Santa Rosa counties in Florida or Baldwin County in Alabama, and must have completed a minimum of one year at a college/university, with at least a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) if an undergraduate or 3.5 GPA if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters (fall of 2015 and spring of 2016) 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 by phone at 969-9715 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plaza Ferdinand ceremony planned
A student only re-enactment group of Jacksonian era soldiers is being organized to perform a colors ceremony in Plaza Ferdinand at 6 p.m. each Saturday from June 12 to Aug. 20. The troops will make their debut June 3 in the Fiesta Parade. Organizers are looking for students ages 15 to 20 who can play infantrymen that will sing and fire muskets. They are also looking for drummers and flute players ages 14 to 20. Students will also be able
to gain service hours for college or graduation requirements. For more information, call Pamela Homyak at 206-7231.
Facilities open again at Opal Beach
Officials at Gulf Islands National Seashore recently announced the reopening of Opal Beach restroom and water facilities in the Santa Rosa Day Use Area of the park. In November 2015, a large water leak was discovered forcing the closure of facilities in the area. Repair work has now been completed. The Santa Rosa Day Use Area is located on Highway 399 east of Pensacola Beach and is one of the most popular beach locations within the park. The area is open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset. Gulf Islands National Seashore entrance fees apply. For more information about park fees, go to www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/fees.htm.
Film series looks at women in art
The Pensacola Museum of Art is presenting a three-part film series “The Story of Women and Art.” The series explores artistic achievements of women from Renaissance Italy and beyond. Episode 1 will be shown at 7 p.m. June 2. Episode 2 will be shown at 7 p.m. July 7. Episode 3 will be shown at 7 p.m. Aug 4. A synopsis of each of the three episodes, including a trailer, are available online at www.pensacolamuseum.org/films.html. For more information about the museum, call 432-6247 or go to www.pensacolamuseum.org.
Artist to present digital workshop
The Pensacola Museum of Art will present a digital illustration workshop with artist Shelly Henseler from noon to 4 p.m. June 4. The workshop will enable attendees to take something that they have created on paper and transfer it to the computer to continue to enhance their design digitally. Workshop agenda includes transferring hand-drawn graphics onto a digital platform, beginner Adobe Photoshop tools and skills, photo-editing computer basics and an in-class project. The workshop is open to adults of all skill levels with an interest in design. Cost is $5 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers. Participants need to bring a laptop computer. Additional materials will be provided by museum. You can register and pre-pay online at www.pensacolamuseum.org. For more information about the museum, call 432-6247.
Navy Cup sailing races coming up
The Navy Yacht Club’s Navy Cup Competition is scheduled for June 11-12 on the waters of Bayou Grande and in Pensacola Bay. The Navy Cup is a unique event because the competition is between yacht club teams for the prestigious Navy Cup trophy. Last year, the Navy Yacht Club won the cup for only the eighth time in the 54 year history of the race. On-shore race activities being held at the Navy Yacht Club facility located at the Bayou Grande Marina on Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Individual performance handicap racing formula (PHRF) sailboats will be competing June 11 and small one-design sailboats will be sailing June 12. Class divisions will be classes A and B in both spinnaker and non-spinnaker fleets. Early registration check-in will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 10 with the skipper’s meeting at 6 p.m. Race day registration will 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 11 with the first race starting noon. Entry forms can be completed online at www.navy pnsyc.org/racing.htm. Race day registration will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 12 with a skipper’s briefing at 11 a.m. Participants will tentatively be back on shore by 4 p.m. each day for the after race party. The presentation of the Navy Cup will be held after the last race is completed June 12. For more information, contact John Matthews, Navy Yacht Club commodoreby phone at 492-4802, 516-1580 or by e-mail at email@example.com. For race information, contact Barry Pokorney by e-mail at barry.pokorney@gmail or Jim Parsons by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.navypnsyc.org.
Jazz musicians gather monthly to jam The Jazz Society of Pensacola presents a Jazz Jam at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at La Brisa Cafe in Gulf Breeze. The next gathering is scheduled for June 6. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Performers will include the house band, Joe Occhipinti on saxophone; Fred Domulot on drums, Steve Gilmore on bass and Burt Kimberl on keyboard. Admission for others is $10 for members and guests, $12 for non-members, $5 for students with ID and free for peforming musicians or military in uniform. For more information, call 433-8382 or go to jazz pensacola.com.
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May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day: Veterans lives, sacrifices remembered
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 mourningdraped 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 30 in 2016), 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 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 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 deco-
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 flown at half-staff on buildings, grounds and naval vessels under their jurisdiction.
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rate 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,” P.L. 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. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”
M F W E X H Q C G Q T T Z N L
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. In the early days of our country, no regulations existed for flying the flag at half-staff and, as a result, there were many conflicting policies. But on March 1, 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower issued a proclamation on the proper times. 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 for-
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mer president. It is to fly 10 days at half-staff after the death of the vice president, 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.
Jokes & Groaners 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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CNATT names junior, senior civilians of the quarter From Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs
he Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) announced its junior and senior civilians of the quarter (CoQ; first quarter, fiscal year 2016) during an awards ceremony at Naval Air Station Pensacola May 6. CNATT Technical Support Directorate (N9) Logistics Management Specialist Terry Proctor was recognized as the command’s senior CoQ, and CNATT Technical Support Directorate Inventory Management Specialist James Dils was cited as the command’s Junior Civilian of the Quarter.
Proctor, who works extensively with the F/A-18 platform, was instrumental in obtaining $3.3 million in program office funding for corrosion training for the aircraft, working closely with Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) PMA-265 – the program office dedicated to the timely and competent
Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Commanding Officer Capt. Terrence Hammond, left, congratulates CNATT’s Senior Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) Terry Proctor at an awards ceremony May 6. At right, Junior SoQ James Dils.
technical support for research and development, production and sustainment of the F/A-18.
Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Commanding Officer Capt. Terrence Hammond, left, congratulates CNATT’s Yvonne Campbell on her retirement. Campbell retired with 24 years of government service.
Proctor collaborated with PMA-265 for requirements, development, reviews, documented justifications, and aggressively pursued resource funding for the procurement, which will serve serve as a model for other platforms to launch similar efforts in the near future. Proctor also led a Chief of Naval Operations N98 directed requirement to stand-up F/A-18 F414 third-degree engine repair training at CNATT Unit Oceana – managing and directing instructor training, support equipment and training device identification and procurement, electronic classroom requirements, course ap-
proval and other requirements. Dils assisted in coordinating the permanent transfer and temporary loan of 132 support equipment items, tools and Inmaterial dividual readiness list assets in response to the same Chief of Naval Operations N98 F/A-18 engine maintenance course. Dils also tracked accounts for nearly 10,000 items for five CNATT Learning Sites valued at $322 million, processed 45 local asset management system exports and 709 support equipment management system transactions ahead of schedule for 17 CNATT learning sites.
Dils was also able to remove more than 1,300 items of unmatched excess support to streamline allowances for equipment requirement lists, process 10 surveys for CNATTU New River within 15 days of notification and transfer 234 separate items of support equipment valued at more than $1.5 million to be reutilized at fleet activities. For more information, visit http:// www. navy. mil/, http://www. facebook. com/ usnavy/, or http:// www. twitter. com/ usnavy. For more news from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, visit http:// www. navy. mil/ local/cnatt.
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STEM Saturday programs gain sponsorship From National Flight Academy
Gulf Power is sponsoring the National Flight Academy’s May and June STEM Saturday programs — an introductory science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program designed for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The programs cost between $40-$50, including labor and product costs. Thanks to Gulf Power’s donation, the price for the May and June programs is $15 per child. “As supporters of quality education programming in the
Greater Pensacola area, Gulf Power is proud to support the National Flight Academy’s STEM Saturday program,” said Verdell Hawkins, Gulf Power Community Relations manager. “This program exposes area youth to exciting and innovative concepts in science and technology that will ideally ignite individual creativity and a passion for STEM related education/professions and promote lifelong success,” he added. STEM Saturday programs allow students to explore the principles of flight and aerodynamics through flying the T-6 Texan II in state-of-the-art
simulators as well as constructing and testing paper airplanes and other STEM related themes. The programs provide hands-on experience with a focused curriculum that engages local students in STEM education tenets. Like the academy’s other programs, STEM Saturday is designed to address the concerns of declining science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills in the United States. The academy’s mission is to inspire students to pursue STEM academic and professional paths. STEM Saturday programs are designed to appeal to younger elemen-
tary-aged children. The topic of the May 21 STEM Saturday topic was “Sonar and Echolocation.” June’s STEM Saturday topic is “Jets in Flight” and takes place June 18. Visit the website, www. nationalflightacademy.com, to register as space is limited for each session. STEM Saturdays are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Flight Academy also announced that it was offering an exclusive rate of $750 to rising seventh- to 12th-grade students in Escam-
bia County for the Ambition program scheduled for May 29 to June 3. The deadline to register was May 14. Attendees live aboard the virtual aircraft carrier, Ambition, where they experience an aviation-based STEM education adventure. The regular rate for the sixday program is $1,250. For more information or to register, go to www.national flightacademy.com. Anyone interested in sponsoring summer deployments can call the National Flight Academy at 458-7836.
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Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Half Dome in Yosemite National Park in California is one of the American landmarks featured in the film opening today at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Photo from nationalparksadventure.com
From National Naval Aviation Museum
In celebration of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is screening a special off-trail adventure. Starting today, May 27, and running through June 30, “National Parks Adventure” will be featured daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The film celebrates the centennial anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service in 2016 by showcasing the beauty and grandeur of the national parks. From America’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park, to the red-rock wonderland of Arches National Parks, to the tallest trees in the world nestled in Redwood National
Park, the film gives an overview of the nation’s vast park system and follows world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore several parks. Narrated by Robert Redford, “National Parks Adventure” is directed by two-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray and written by Stephen Judson and Tim Cahill. “In the making of this film, we visited more than 30 national parks, looking for things we’d never seen before and images that blew us away,” MacGillivray said. “The story of the national parks is a big one, but for me the most important idea is that these parks belong to everyone, to all the
people. The parks give us a sense of awe, a sense of wonder, and in return I think we understand what a tremendous gift they will be for future generations of Americans.” The 325-seat giant screen theater features the latest in motion picture projection – a laser-illuminated digital projection system with full 4K resolution. Other movies running daily include the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s flagship film, “The Magic of Flight,” and “D-Day: Normandy 1942.” General admission is $8.75. Discount admission is $8.25 for children ages 5 to 12 (ages 4 and younger are free), senior citizens age 62 or older, military (active, reserve, or retired) and foundation members.
At the movies FRIDAY
“The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Mother’s Day,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.; “The Huntsman: Winter War,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Keanu,” R, 8 p.m.
“The Jungle Book” (3D), PG, noon; “Mother’s Day,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “Keanu,” R, 5 p.m.; “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; “Elvis and Nixon,” R, 8 p.m.
“The Jungle Book” (3D), PG, noon; “The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; “The Boss,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “The Huntsman: Winter War,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Mother’s Day,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Keanu,” R, 8 p.m.
MONDAY, MEMORIAL DAY
“The Jungle Book” (3D), PG, 2 p.m.; “Mother’s Day,” PG-13, 4:30 p.m.; “Criminal,” R, 7 p.m.; “The Huntsman: Winter War,” PG-13, 2:30 p.m.; “The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Keanu,” R, 7:30 p.m.
“Elvis and Nixon,” R, 5 p.m.; “The Huntsman: Winter War,” PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Mother’s Day,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Keanu,” R, 7:30 p.m.
Free admission to all movies: “Zootopia,” R, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; “The Boss,” R, 7 p.m.; “The Jungle Book” (2D), PG, noon and 3 p.m.; “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” PG-13, 6 p.m.
“The Huntsman: Winter War,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Keanu,” R, 7:10 p.m.; “Mother’s Day,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Elvis and Nixon,” R, 7:30 p.m.
COST Regular: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for 5 and younger
Details: 452-3522 or www.naspensacola-mwr.com
TheNASPMorale,WelfareandRecreation (MWR)departmenthasanumberofupcomingeventsandactivities.Formoreinformation, call452-3806,ext.3100,orgototheMWR websiteatwww.navymwrpensacola.com. • Movies on the Lawn: “Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” rated PG, is scheduled for tomorrow, May 28. Free family movies will be shown every second and fourth Saturday through Aug. 13 at dusk in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. You can also enjoy some free popcorn. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and coolers. In case of rain, movies will be canceled. For information, call 452-2372. • Aquatics: NASP beaches and pools are scheduled to open for the summer season tomorrow, May 28. For more information on aquatics programs, call 452-9429 or go to www.navymwrpensacola.com and choose fitness/aquatics from the menu. • Summer Day • Youth Sports pro Camps: Weekly football camp: Regiscamps, May 31 to tration is open for a free Aug. 9. From 6 pro football camp with a.m. to 6 p.m. at kicker Graham Gano NASP Youth scheduled for July 19Center; from 5 20 at NASP Barrancas a.m. to 7 p.m. at Ball Field. You can find NASP Corry Sta- registration forms under tion School Age Youth Sports on MWR Care. For ages 5 webpage (www.navy (kindergarten) to mwrpensacola.com/). 12. Pre-register at You should return w w w . m i l i t a r y the registration forms c h i l d c a r e . c o m . to NASP or Corry StaFor information, tion youth centers, or call 452-2417 or e-mail completed 453-6310. registration forms to • Navy Youth firstname.lastname@example.org. Sports Track Team: Registration open through June 3 at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. Training season is June 6 to July 29. Team events will be held at NASP Corry Station track. Open to ages 718 (high school) authorized dependents of active-duty or retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists. For information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Navy Youth Sports Tennis Lessons: Registration open through June 3 at NASP Youth Center, Bldg. 3690. Training season is June 14 to Aug. 4. Lesson will be at A.C. Read Tennis Courts at NASP. Open to ages 5-18 (high school) authorized dependents of active-duty or retired military, DoD employees, contractors and reservists. For information, call 452-3810 or 452-2417. • Job openings: Navy Gateway Inns & Suites is hiring. Apply at www.navymwr.org/jobs or https://www.usajobs.gov. Full and part-time positions available including front desk, housekeeping, maintenance, supervisors, management and laundry at 70 locations worldwide. For information on application status and/or questions regarding the recruiting process, contact the NAF Personnel Office at 452-4675 or go to www.navymwrpensacola.com.
Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.
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Fleet and Family Support Center
If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.
NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
• Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.
The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 3 and June 24. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • Smooth move: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 1. Are you about to PCS? Learn how to apply for travel allowance, plan budget, and get tips on personal property shipping and storage. For information, call 452-5990. • U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs e-benefits workshop: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 15. A resource guide to all online veteran’s benefits. Open to all military veterans and military family members. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.
• Couples Communication Workshop: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 15 and June 22. Two-session workshop will teach skills to help you connect more easily with your partner and increase chance of your relationship being successful. Registration required. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Parenting 6- to 12-yearolds: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 6, June 13, June 20 and June 27 (six sessions). For more information or to register, call 452-5990 or 452-5609. • Sun and Splash Playgroup: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 23, Lighthouse Terrace. For more information, call 452-5609. • AmVets ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 30. The veterans service organization, AMVETS (or American Veterans), sponsors numerous programs that offer help to veterans and their families. To register or for more information, call 452-5609.
Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in some volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The Community Outreach office also keeps track of volun-
teer hours. You need to report any hours of volunteer work to receive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil.
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To those who were vigilant so we could rest, Who gave everything that we might thrive, Who are silent that we may breathe free, We honor you.
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