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NAS Pensacola marks Midway anniversary Veterans honored 70 years after historic battle By Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso NASWF PAO

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aval Air Station Pensacola commemorated the 70th anniversary of the United States’ victory at the Battle of Midway June 5.

More than 1,000 members of the local military and civilian community gathered at the National Naval Aviation Museum in a display of reverence and remembrance for the sacrifices of Midway’s heroes. Veterans of the battle joined the air station’s junior Sailors, student aviators, area residents, military retirees and visiting dignitaries in observance of the occasion. Museum guests from across the nation were greeted at the facility doors with news of the event, and many elected to join the memorial activities in the museum atrium. This year was the first year that the Corry Station/Center for Information Dominance annual Midway commemoration was expanded to include nationalscale visibility. Partner commands NASP and Naval Air Station Whiting Field, in conjunction with the museum, engaged with the planning

process to celebrate seven decades of Midway’s enduring legacy. Center for Information Dominance Commanding Officer Capt. Susan Cerovsky opened proceedings with a succinct summary of Midway’s impact and its unique relevance to the NAS Pensacola commands. “At Naval Air Station Pensacola and the Center for Information Dominance, we partner in a symbiotic relationship for mutual success,” Cerovsky said. As the “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” NAS Pensacola continues to act as the launch pad for students who seek to follow in the footsteps of Midway’s victors. The air station’s facilities teem with student aviators, aircrew and aviation maintenance professionals preparing for the fleet. CID trains the heirs to the intelligence tradition born of the

At a Battle of Midway commemoration held June 5 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Rear Adm. Donald P. Quinn, Commander, Naval Education and Training Command, presents a flag to Midway combatant Charles “Chuck” Wheeler, a former chief aviation ordnanceman onboard USS Enterprise (CV 6). Wheeler helped load the ordnance onto the aircraft that attacked the Japanese carrier forces during the pivotal battle. Photo by Mike O’Connor

Navy Radio Intelligence Unit that cracked Japanese coded messages on the eve of Midway. “In no case more than Midway, with the stakes as high as they were, did cryptology, ships and aircraft come together

as effectively,” Cerovsky said. Guest speaker Rear Adm. Donald Quinn, Commander, Naval Education and Training Command, sought to honor the enormity of Midway’s impact on the course of the war in the

Pacific and its lasting relevance to American military personnel. Quinn expounded upon Cervosky’s focus on the primacy of naval aviation and naval

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Navy Lodge Pensacola earns 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence From TripAdvisor and Navy Lodge Pensacola

Left-right: HM3 Michael B. Liguori, Jacob Fetner and HM3 Kyle J. Voss. Photo by Justin Spears

Navy Lodge Pensacola recently announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

“Navy Lodge Pensacola is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Louis Verde, general manager at Navy Lodge Pensacola. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.” To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on

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NMOTC corpsmen render first aid onboard a battleship From Felicia Sturgis Navy Medicine Operational Training Center

When a local boy took a spill recently at Mobile’s Battleship Park, corpsmen volunteers from Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) found themselves in a position to help not once, but twice. As several hospital corpsmen from NMOTC were working as volunteers onboard battleship USS Alabama (BB 60) – performing some muchneeded deck repair – a cry went out for help. While the corpsmen were working on the ship’s 0-3 level, 9-year-old Jacob Fetner from Wilmner, Ala., took a fall on the 0-5 level, banged his head, and was bleeding profusely from a scalp laceration. His grandfather was calling for help. J. Owen Miller, activity coordinator at

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Pensacola Commissary ʻScholarships for Military Childrenʼ winners ... The Pensacola commissary recently awarded $1,500 scholarships to six local students through the Scholarships for Military Children program. From left, Gabriel Lugo, store director, DeCA (Defense Commissary Agency) Pensacola, stands with recipients Dyune and Amy Martinez, parents of Allia Grace G. Martinez of Cantonment; Kevin D. Moran of Gulf Breeze; Anthony J. Ricketts of Pensacola; Elizabeth A. Wright of Walnut Hill; and Riley R. Robison of Pensacola. At right is NAS Pensacola Executive Officer Cmdr. David Jasso, who made the presentations. Scholarship winners Allia Martinez and Andrew M. McCrabb were unable to attend the awards presentations. The scholarship program is funded by commissary vendors, manufacturers, brokers, suppliers and the general public. Photo by Janet Thomas

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STARBASE-Atlantis offering free summer academy By Ed Barker NETC PAO

STARBASE-Atlantis is offering free enrollment in its summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) academies to children of employees of Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP) and Whiting Field area military installations. Classes begin June 11 at NASP and June 25 at NAS Whiting Field and continue through August. The NASP summer programs offer two levels of STARBASEAtlantis. Level one is open to current and rising fifth-graders who have not already attended the academy. Level two is an advanced program for those who have participated in the level one program through their school or during the summer program. Both levels are four straight days of fun, educational activities. The program at NAS Whiting Field offers a single-level summer academy, and invites students that are new to the program, as well as veterans of STARBASE-Atlantis to apply. “This is an outstanding opportunity for children to experience a free, hands-on STEM experience,” said Donna Eichling, director of the STARBASE-Atlantis Pensacola and Whiting Field academies. “Level one is basically the same curriculum used during the school year with some additional field trips. Level two, held only at NASP, is only offered during the summer for STARBASE veterans who would like to get even more STEM exposure by shifting from a flight concentration to operating below the water’s surface.” STARBASE-Atlantis is a Navy community outreach program managed by the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), and operates 15 academies at naval installations around the United States. A part of the Department of Defense (DoD) Starbase youth program, STARBASE-Atlantis offers students an opportunity to participate in a

variety of learning experiences designed to increase knowledge and interest in STEM subjects. “The STARBASE curriculum has been strengthened with STEM lesson plans that now include chemistry,” said Greg Adams, instructor at STARBASE-Atlantis Pensacola. At NASP, STARBASE level one is offered June 11-14, June 18-21, June 25-28 and July 16-19. Level two is offered Aug. 6-9 and Aug. 13-16. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. (students are required to bring their own lunch, drink and snack). At NAS Whiting Field, the level one program is offered June 2528 for B.C. Russell students, July 9-12 for Berryhill/Pea Ridge students, July 23-26 for SS Dixon students and July 30-Aug. 2 for Oriole Beach/Holley-Navarre students. Students whose parents work at Whiting Field can enroll with any of the Whiting Field sessions. Applications for the summer program and detailed additional information about the STARBASE-Atlantis level one and two programs can be found on the STARBASE website: https://www.netc.navy.mi l/community/starbase/pe nsacola/. Links to the open enrollment application for NASP can be found at: https://www. netc.navy.mil/community/starbase/ pensacola/_ documents /pns_application.pdf. To attend the Whiting Field sessions, the form can be found at: https: //www.netc.navy.mil/com munity/ starbase/ pensacola/_documents /wf_application.pdf . Completed and signed applications for both NASP and NAS Whiting Field sites can be dropped off at the main classroom location in Bldg. 1907, 461 San Carlos Road on NASP, emailed to starbaseatlantis@mchsi.com or faxed to 452-8288. Questions can be answered by calling 452-8287.

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NASP command XO Cmdr. Greg Thomas retires NAS Pensacola command’s former executive officer, Cmdr. Greg Thomas, retired from naval service in a ceremony held in the National Naval Aviation Museum May 24. Thomas served 28 years in all, from May 1984-May 2012. Thomas is a native of Oklahoma, and his call sign is “Okie.” He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in oceanography. Commissioned an ensign upon graduation, he reported to NAS Pensacola for naval flight officer training and received his “wings of gold” in November 1985. Thomas reported to VQ-1 in Agana, Guam, in July 1986 where he was qualified as a senior electronic evaluator “SEVAL” in the EA-3B aircraft. He completed two WestPac/ Indian Ocean deployments embarked in USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Ranger (CV 61). In 1988, Thomas transitioned to electronic warfare and completed Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) training in 1990. He reported to VAQ132 Scorpions in January 1990 and completed two deployments aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) participating in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Thomas flew 17 combat missions during Desert Storm and was awarded the individual Air Medal with combat “V.” In December 1992, Thomas reported to VAQ-129 Vikings as a fleet replacement instructor; in August

Accompanied by his wife, Michelle, and their children, Cmdr. Greg Thomas passes through the sideboys following his retirement celebration May 24. Photo by Mike O’Connor

1995, Thomas reported to VAQ-134 Garudas serving as safety, electronic warfare and operations officer. In November 1997, Thomas reported to the Naval War College and completed a master’s degree in national security affairs in November 1998. In July 1999, Thomas reported for his joint assignment with the office of NATO Standardization at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Thomas reported to VAQ-133 Wizards in December 2001 to become the squadron’s executive officer. In July 2004, Thomas reported to the staff of U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) in Omaha, Neb., as the chief of the STRATCOM Support Team to U.S. Pacific Command. Thomas then served as the deputy

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cryptology in securing victory. “There were many ingredients in the victory at Midway, but I’d like to focus on just two today. That’s because the successors to those whose heroic exploits led us to victory at Midway are training in (Naval Air Station) Pensacola schoolhouses today. “Those ingredients are cryptology and naval aviation,” Quinn declared. He outlined the chain of events leading to the decryption of the Japanese code, the planning of Midway’s defense, and the execution of the battle strategy that led to victory. The admiral punctuated his narrative with accounts of the roles that intelligence personnel and aviators played on the path to success. As the commander of Naval Education and Training Command, Quinn paid special tribute to the personnel training standards that bolstered American prospects at Midway, and he drew parallels to the present day. “Many would opine that our industrial might won the war in the Pacific. I would offer that our superior trainNMOTC from page 1

Battleship Park described the sequence of events. “Never thought it would happen, but I yelled ‘corpsman’ and went for a first aid kit. In less than 10 minutes, two Sailors had stopped the bleeding, bandaged Jacob’s head, and had him laughing. The family

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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,

future operations chief on the staff of Commander U.S. Naval Forces CENTCOM. Following this tour, Thomas reported to NAS Pensacola as the executive officer. Thomas has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Air Medal w/combat “V” (one indicating two strike/flight awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/combat “V” (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and various service medals and ribbons. He has more than 3,000 flight hours with more than 2,400 hours in the EA-6B and 450 carrier-arrested landings.

ing was equally important… Even today, we see that modern equipment in the hands of poorly trained operators is a sure recipe for defeat,” Quinn observed. The admiral concluded his reflections on the Battle of Midway by calling upon the assembly to join him as he recognized several guests of honor, each a veteran of the battle. Wiley Bartlett, Victor Kalfus, Leon W. Resmondo, James Stofer and Charles Wheeler lived the Battle of Midway, June 4-7, 1942. On the anniversary morning in 2012, each man received a personal expression of gratitude from members of the event’s distinguished party. Folded flags were distributed to the venerable warriors. Quinn saluted each veteran in turn, and Wheeler drew a heartfelt outpouring of applause from the crowd when he rose from his seat to return the admiral’s salute eyeto-eye. Memorial activities concluded with the laying of a wreath in remembrance of the sacrifices of the servicemen who fought and won at Midway 70 years prior. “Taps” was played and a moment of silence was observed.

remained at the park for several more hours. The little guy didn’t want to go home,” Miller said. The corpsmen, HM3 Kyle J. Voss and HM3 Michael B. Liguori, not only provided first aid to Jacob, but ensured that he was able to enjoy the rest of his school field trip. NMOTC is the headquarters element for six Navy medicine opera-

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

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tional training institutes and 12 training centers in 15 locations across the United States. NMOTC manages 67 operational courses and is also the home to the R.E. Mitchell Center for repatriated Prisoners of War studies. The NMOTC organization trains more than 24,000 DoD and international military personnel annually.

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Museum offers emergency expo with debut of IMAX film Story, photos by Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

Officials at the National Naval Aviation Museum marked the start of the 2012 hurricane season with an emergency preparedness expo and the debut of the film “Rescue” at the IMAX Naval Aviation Memorial Theatre. Retired Navy Vice Adm. Gerry Hoewing, president and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, put things into perspective for the audience of about 400 who attended the free first showing of the documentary that captures the struggle to save lives in the wake of the massive 2010 Haitian earthquake. “As we are all too aware June 1st is the first day of the 2012 hurricane season,” Hoewing said. “Along the Gulf Coast we have learned the hard way that you can never forget the dangers of hurricane season and you can never be over-prepared.” The audience included a mix of active duty and retired military and civilian visitors. Special guests included local emergency services personnel participating in the expo including representatives from U.S. Coast Guard stations in New Orleans and NAS Pensacola, NASP Fire Department, NASP security, the American Red

From left, “Rescue” director Stephen Low talks to NAS Pensacola Emergency Manager Burt Fenters following the opening of the film at the IMAX Naval Aviation Memorial Theatre.

Cross, Gulf Power Co. and Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE). Members of the Southwest Panhandle Search and Rescue also brought a number of “rescue dogs.” The movie follows four real-life rescuers: U.S. Air Force Capt. Lauren Ross, the pilot of a C-17 Globemaster II; Stephen Heicklen, a concrete contractor and a volunteer firefighter for FEMA; Nevada Army National Guard Maj. Matthew Jonkey; and Cmdr. Peter Crain of Canadian Forces Maritime Command. The film depicts day-today rescue operations including some jaw-dropping aerial maneuvers as well as humanitarian efforts related to the Haitian disaster. It also illustrates the importance of international, military and civilian aid when crises occur in the world.

The devastation recorded in the film was a bit overwhelming for NAS Pensacola Emergency Manager Burt Fenters, who has vivid memories of dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan in 2004. “I just can’t even imagine,” he said. “ The magnitude of people that need help and you can’t do anything for anybody.” Fenters pointed out that two storms had developed even before the hurricane season opened this year, so he encouraged people to review their hurricane plans and take steps to get prepared. The earthquake scenes had a big impact on Robert Moore, an emergency medical technician and firefighter with Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast. “That was way too intense,” he said. “You don’t wish that on anybody.”

Jim Bennett, NAS Pensacola station chief for Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast, gives Clanton Beeth and his sons, Jesse and C.J., a tour of one of the fire trucks during the emergency preparedness expo at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The Beeths are from Phoenix, Ariz.

Lt. Anthony J. Guido Jr. and Lt. Chris Presnell, pilots of a Coast Guard MH-65C helicopter from New Orleans that was on display at the expo, had a positive response to the film. Guido said it did a good job of incorporating all the aspects of search and rescue. Presnell said he was glad to see that the film spotlighted the humanitarian role of the military. Fred Geiger, director of IMAX Operations at the museum, was happy with the response to the expo. “Next year we want to do a half day event,” he said. Filmmaker Stephen

“RESCUE” Now showing: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily. It is 42 minutes long. Rated G, suitable for all. Where: IMAX Naval Aviation Memorial Theatre. On the web: Museum information, www.navalaviationmuseum.org; information on film, www.rescue-film.com. Details: 452-3604 or 453-2025.

Low was in Pensacola to introduce the film, which was released last year. He said this was a good audience for the film. “It is always great to see people who are in the response side of it. Because they are very appreciative of the work and the difficulties,” he said.

Low’s other films have included “The Ultimate Wave Tahiti,” “Super Speedway,” “Titanica” and “Volcanos of the Deep Sea.” “Rescue” is his fourth military film and he said he loves working with the military. For his next project, he said he hopes to do a film on aircraft carriers.


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NOAA predicts a near-normal 2012 Atlantic hurricane season Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew underscores necessity to prepare every year Hurricane names for 2012 Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helene Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslie Michael Nadine Oscar Patty Rafael Sandy Tony Valerie William

From www.noaanews.noaa.gov

Conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean favor a near-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this season, NOAA announced recently from Miami at its Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, and home to the Hurricane Research Division. For the entire six-month season, which began June 1, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center said there’s a 70 percent chance of nine to 15 named storms (with top winds of 39 mph or higher), of which four to eight will strengthen to hurricanes (with top winds of 74 mph or higher) and, of those,

one to three will become major hurricanes (with top winds of 111 mph or higher, ranking Category 3, 4 or 5). Based on the period 1981-2010, an average season produces 12 named storms with six hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. “NOAA’s outlook predicts a less active season compared to recent years,” said NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco. “But regardless of the outlook, it’s vital for anyone living or vacationing in hurricane-prone locations to be prepared. We have a stark reminder this year with the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew.” Andrew, the Category 5 hurricane that devastated South Florida Aug. 24, 1992, was the first storm in

a late-starting season that produced only six named storms. Favoring storm development in 2012: the continuation of the overall conditions associated with the Atlantic high-activity era that began in 1995, in addition to near-average sea surface temperatures across much of the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, known as the Main Development Region. Two factors now in place that can limit storm development, if they persist, are: strong wind shear, which is hostile to hurricane formation in the main development region, and cooler sea surface temperatures in the far Eastern Atlantic. “Another potentially competing climate factor would be El Niño if it develops by late summer to early fall. In that case, conditions could be less conducive for hurricane formation and intensification during the peak months (August-October) of the season, possibly shifting the activity toward the lower end of the predicted range,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The seasonal outlook does not predict how many storms will hit land. Forecasts for individual storms and their impacts are provided by NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, which continuously monitors the tropics for storm development and tracking throughout the season using an array of tools including satellites, advance computer modeling, hurricane hunter aircraft, and land- and ocean-based observations sources such as radars and buoys.

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HURRICANE NAS Pensacola Emergency Managment Office 452-4481 Quarterdeck 452-4785

For on-base emergency: 452-3333 for fire and ambulance; 452-8888 for NASP police NAS Whiting Field Emergency Center 623-7333 Emergency Communication Center 623-7193 (business/non-emergency) Corry Station Quarterdeck 452-6618 NETPDTC Saufley Field Main Gate 452-1628 Florida Division of Emergency Management 413-9969 http://www.floridadisaster.org National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov Fleet Weather Center Norfolk http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/fwc-n

Navy/Marine Corps Operation Prepare http://www.cnic.navy.mil/CNIC_HQ_Site/WhatWe Do/EmergencyManagement/OperationPreparedness/index.htm Air Force Be Ready http://www.beready.af.mil/ Ready Army http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/ Be Ready Escambia: Escambia County Public Safety 471-6400 http://www.bereadyescambia.com/ National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov (800) 621-FEMA (3362) Santa Rosa County Emergency Management 983-5360 www.santarosa.fl.gov/emergency/

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

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office 983-1100 http://www.santarosasheriff.org Emerald Coast Utilities Authority 476-0480 http://www.ecua.org ESP (natural gas) 474-5300 http://www.espnaturalgas.com Gulf Power (outages and service interruptions) (800) 225-5797 http://www.gulfpower.com AT&T (residential and business telephone service) (800) 288-2020 http://www.att.com Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) http://www.bereadyalliance.org

American Red Cross Northwest Florida 773-7620 http://www. floridaredcross.com

“Just because it’s an average year, remember – one storm makes it a bad year. It doesn’t take but one storm to make it a bad season.” – NAS Pensacola Emergency Manager Burt Fenters

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


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Naval aviation made mark in history at Battle of Midway By PRC Ryan Fitzgerald NATTC PAO

As a nation we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. During the battle there were many unsung heroes. Among them were the aviation mechanics and technicians trained to keep American aircraft in the air. Without them the battle would have been lost. The legacy of those Sailors continues at Naval Aviation Technical Center (NATTC), and like the Battle of Midway, it too will soon celebrate its 70th anniversary. Like the Sailors who went before them, today’s NATTC-trained Sailors carry on the heritage of keeping American aircraft fighting fit. As history shows, the battle involved three American aircraft carriers — USS Enterprise (CV 6), USS Hornet (CV 8) and USS Yorktown (CV 5). The USS Yorktown, which suffered considerable damage at the battle of Coral Sea, reached Pearl Harbor just in time to reload provisions. Despite estimates that the Yorktown would require several months of repairs at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the vessel was tended to and returned to service in 72 hours. Elevators were intact and the ship’s flight deck only required minor repairs. The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard worked around the clock to restore the Yorktown to a battle-ready state. The flight deck was patched, whole sections of internal frames cut out and replaced and several new squadrons were drawn from other ships. The squadrons did not, however, get time to train. Judged “well enough” for two or three weeks of flight operations, the crew would have to fight. Just three days after putting into dry dock at Pearl Harbor, the Yorktown was again underway. Repairs continued even as she launched sorties. By June 4 on Midway, the U.S. Navy had stationed four squadrons of PBY Catalinas, which were used for long-range reconnaissance duties, along with brandnew Grumman TBF-1 Avengers. Later, a detachment from the Hornet’s squadron, VT-8, was sent to support Midway Atoll. The Marine Corps had SBD Dauntlesses, F4F-3 Wildcats, SB2U-3 Vindicators and Brewster F2A-3s to add. The U.S. Army Air Forces contributed a squadron of B-17 Flying Fortresses along with B-26 Marauders equipped with torpedoes, for a total of 124 aircraft. American radar picked up the enemy aircraft at a distance of several miles and interceptors were scrambled. Unescorted bombers headed off to attack the Japanese carrier fleet, their fighter escorts remaining behind to defend Midway. Japanese carrier aircraft bombed and heavily damaged the U.S. base. Marine fighter pilots, flying F4F Wildcats and Brewster F2As, intercepted the Japanese and suffered heavy losses, though they managed to destroy four Japanese B5Ns and at least three A6Ms. Most of the U.S. planes were downed in the first few minutes; only two remained flyable. In all, 16 American aircraft where grounded. American anti-aircraft fire by Marine ground troops was accurate and intense, damaging many

A 1943 oil painting by Lawrence Beal-Smith shows a swarm of fighters getting ready to take off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet during the Battle of Midway. From Naval History & Heritage Command

Japanese aircraft and claiming destruction of one-third of the Japanese planes. The initial Japanese attack did not succeed in neutralizing Midway. American bombers could still use the airbase to refuel and attack the Japanese invading forces. Another aerial attack would be necessary if Japanese troops were to make land. Having taken off prior to the Japanese attack, American bombers based on Midway made several attacks on the Japanese carrier fleet. The first Marine aviator to perish during the battle participated in this first raid. Maj. Lofton R. Henderson of VMSB-241 was killed while leading his Dauntless squadron into action. One B-26, hit by anti-aircraft fire from the Japanese carrier Akagi, made no attempt to pull out of its run and narrowly missed crashing into the carrier’s bridge. This experience may have contributed to Japanese leadership’s determination to launch another attack on Midway. What the Japanese didn’t know was the Americans had already launched their carrier aircraft against the Japanese benefiting from PBY patrol sighting reports from the early morning. The Yorktown was initially held in reserve should there be any other Japanese carriers discovered. American leadership judged that though the range was extreme, a strike could succeed and gave the order “launch the attack.” Yorktown’s commanding officer, Capt. Elliot Buckmaster, and his staff had firsthand experience in organizing and launching a full strike against an enemy force at the Battle of Coral Sea, but there was no time to pass these lessons to Enterprise and Hornet which were tasked with launching the first strike. At this point, Adm. Raymond A. Spruance gave his second crucial command, “proceed to target” and do not to waste time waiting for the strike force to assemble. Neutralizing enemy carriers was the key to the survival of his task force. Adm. Spruance judged that the need to “throw” something at the enemy as soon as feasible was greater than the need for a coordinated attack among the different types of aircraft (fighters, bombers, torpe-

do planes). Accordingly, American squadrons preceded to the target in several different groups. The lack of coordination was expected to diminish the overall impact of the American attacks as well as increase their casualties. However, Adm. Spruance calculated that this risk was worth it, since keeping the Japanese under aerial attack hampered their ability to launch a counterstrike and he gambled that he could find Japanese aircraft carriers with their flight decks at the most vulnerable moment. American aircraft had difficulty locating the target. The strike from Hornet, led by Cmdr. Stanhope Ring, followed an incorrect heading. As a result, Air Group Eight’s dive bombers missed the Japanese carriers. Torpedo Squadron 8, VT-8, from Hornet, led by Lt. Cmdr. John C. Waldron, broke formation and followed the correct heading. Waldron’s squadron sighted the enemy carriers and began attacking. The American torpedo attacks indirectly achieved three important results: they kept the Japanese carriers off balance and unable to prepare and launch their own counterstrike; they pulled the Japanese combat air patrol out of position; and many of the Zeros had expended much of their fuel and ammunition. At the same time VT-3 was sighted by the Japanese, three squadrons of American naval dive bombers from Enterprise and Yorktown, VB-6, VS-6 and VB-3 respectively, were approaching the Japanese fleet from the northeast and southwest. They were running low on fuel due to a miscalculation of their heading. However, squadron commander Lt. Cmdr. C. Wade McClusky Jr. decided to continue the search, and by good fortune, spotted the wake of the Japanese destroyer Arashi. The destroyer was steaming at full speed to rejoin the carrier force after having unsuccessfully depth-charged the U.S. submarine Nautilus (SS 168). Some bombers were lost from fuel exhaustion before the attack commenced. McClusky’s decision to continue the search and his judgment, in the opinion of Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, “decided the fate of our carrier task force and our forces at Midway.”

The American dive-bombers arrived at the perfect time to attack. Armed Japanese strike aircraft filled the decks. This made the Japanese carriers extremely vulnerable. Enterprise’s VB-6 and VS6 air group split up and attacked the Japanese ships. McClusky and his wingmen scored hits on the Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga, while to the north the aircraft carrier Akagi was attacked four minutes later by three bombers. Yorktown’s VB-3 went for carrier Sōryū, scoring hits. Simultaneously, VT-3 targeted the Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryū, which was sandwiched between Sōryū, Kaga and Akagi, but achieved no hits. The divebombers left Sōryū and Kaga ablaze within six minutes. Akagi was hit by just one bomb, which penetrated to the upper hangar deck and exploded among the armed and fueled aircraft. One bomb exploded underwater very close astern. The resulting geyser bent the flight deck upward and caused crucial rudder damage. Sōryū took three bombs in her hangar deck. Kaga took at least four, possibly five. All three carriers were out of action and were abandoned and scuttled. Hiryū, the sole surviving Japanese carrier, wasted little time in counterattacking. The first wave of Japanese dive bombers badly damaged Yorktown with three bomb hits that snuffed out the boilers, immobilizing the ship. However, in about an hour, damage control teams patched the ship up so effectively that the second wave’s torpedo bombers mistook it for an undamaged carrier. The second wave mistakenly believed that they were attacking Enterprise. Despite Japanese hopes to even the odds by eliminating two carriers with two strikes, Yorktown absorbed both Japanese attacks. After two additional torpedo hits, Yorktown lost power and began to list, which put her out of action. Late in the afternoon, a Yorktown scout aircraft located Hiryū, prompting Enterprise to launch a final strike of dive bombers. Despite Hiryū being defended by more than a dozen Zero fighters, the attack by Enterprise was successful. Four to five bombs hit Hiryū, leaving the carrier ablaze and unable to operate aircraft. Most of the remaining crew on Hiryū were evacuated and the remainder of the Japanese fleet continued sailing northeast in an attempt to intercept the American carriers. Hiryū stayed afloat for several more hours and eventually sank. By June 7, the Japanese fleet began a return to Japan, unable to complete its desired goals. Although the U.S. forces were completely out matched, inexperienced and up against an enormous Japanese naval force, our pilots and their aircraft reduced the odds and succeeded. The battle showed that a carrier could be repaired and sent back into battle in three days. The demonstration of naval aviation strength and success of the men who served in the face of insurmountable odds is an amazing feat. After Memorial Day, Americans should continue to acknowledge all individuals that have served and continue to serve our country. For more information about NATTC, click on link https://www.netc.navy.mil/ centers/cnatt/nattc/Default.aspx.

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Submissions for Partyline should be e-mailed to: janet.thomas.ctr@navy.mil. Submissions should include the organization’s name, details about the event, what the event is for, who benefits from the event, time, date, location and a point of contact. Summer camp to focus on drug prevention NAS Pensacola is offering a free eight-day Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) summer camp at the J.B. McKamey Center, Chaplain’s Office, Bldg. 634, from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 19 to 28. This program is a two-phase prevention program for children ages 9 to 12. The goal is to enrich the children with character, leadership and confidence so they are equipped to engage in positive, healthy lifestyles as drug-free citizens. It is a challenging, fun-filled summer camp (Phase I) followed by a year of mentoring (Phase II). The program is open to children of military and DoD personnel. The children must be able to participate in the entire yearlong program. Youth applications are due June 13. A mandatory meeting for all parents is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 18 in the J.B. McKamey Center. The program is also looking for staff personnel who are interested in participating. Personnel must be able to obtain no cost TAD orders for two weeks (June 18 to 29) and attend a mandatory training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 in Bldg. 634. Staff applications are due today (June 8). To sign up, go to www.hq.navy.mil/defy. For information, contact ABFC(AW/SW) Jeremy Bolden at jeremy.bolden@navy.mil. Fiesta of Five Flags Association plans dedication The Fiesta of Five Flags Association will host a dedication of the Five Flags Memorial at noon today, June 8, in Plaza de Luna at Palafox Pier. The public is invited to attend. Five bronze reliefs, each containing a brief history of the five flags that have governed Pensacola, will be unveiled. The bronze reliefs will be placed on the base of the conquistador memorial statue at Plaza de Luna. Local sculptor Bob Rasmussen created the life-size bronze conquistador memorial statue in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the founding of Pensacola in 2009. The statue portrays a conquistador standing upright, holding the flag of the king of Spain. Rasmussen donated his sculpting work for each of the five bronze reliefs. For more information, visit www.fiestaoffive flags.org or call 433-6512.

Notice The annual drinking water quality reports for NAS Pensacola, Corry Station and Saufley Field are available on the NAS Pensacola website at www.cnic.navy.mil/pensacola/index.htm. Additional copies can be obtained by contacting Integrated Science Solutions Inc. Environmental at 452-3908. will end with a fireworks display to follow. For information, contact Derek Cosson at 436-5626 or email dcosson@cityofpensacola.com. ‘Trouble in Oz’ at PSC to benefit Pyramid Arts Pyramid Inc., a non-profit agency dedicated to training through the arts for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will be presenting “Trouble in Oz” June 8 and 9 at the Ashmore Auditorium at Pensacola State College. At 5 p.m. each day there will be an art show and a silent auction and at 7 p.m. the curtain will rise for the performance. This event is free, but donations will be accepted for the Pyramid Arts program. To sponsor the event or for tickets, call Cindy Coleman at 543-3341. New show opening at Blue Morning Gallery A new featured artists show, “Summerfest,” opens June 10 at the Blue Morning Gallery, 21 Palafox Place. A reception is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 22 for the show, which is scheduled to continue until July 21. The show features works by Valerie Aune, oil; Joy Emmanuel, mixed media; Mark Schmitt, tile art; and James Sweida, photography. Also beginning June 10 is a “Blue Dot Sale.” Participating member artists are offering a discount from the original price of their art. The Blue Dot Sale runs through June 23. For more information, call 429-9100. Memorial golf tournament benefits school The 23nd Annual Bonnie and Cliff Jernigan Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 11 at Tiger Point Golf Club. Proceeds support Escambia Christian School. Cost is $65 per player (includes green fees, cart, range balls). There will be $10,000 cash and other major prizes. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with tee time at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. For reservations, call 449-3034.

Museum throwing street party for new exhibit The surf’s up at the Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 South Jefferson St. The museum is hosting a street party today, June 8, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate its “Surfing Florida: a Photographic History” exhibit. The Local Surfers’ Gallery portion of the exhibit will be unveiled. Lucy Garcia will be singing with The Coconuts, and tropical food will be served. Tickets are $10. The event is open to ages 21 and older only. More than 25 professional surf photographers contributed to this chronological presentation of historical and contemporary photographs, vintage surfboards and surf memorabilia from across the state. Surfing films compiled from vintage clips will be shown during the summerlong exhibition, which runs through Sept. 1. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TuesdayFriday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. The museum is closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students and active duty military. Children younger than 5 are admitted free. Tuesdays, admission is free. For more information, call 432-6247, or go to www.pensacolamuseumofart.org.

Distinguished Flying Cross Society to meet The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society will meet for Flag Day at 11:30 a.m. June 14 at Franco’s Italian restaurant. The DFC is awarded to aviators and crewmembers of all services as well as and civilians for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight. DFC Society members, spouses, significant others and those who are interested are invited. Bring your stories. For information about DFC, go to www.dfcsociety.org. For local information, call Joe Brewer at 453-9291.

June 9 grand opening planned for Maritime Park The grand opening for the Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park is scheduled for tomorrow, June 9. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. with a fun run/walk around the 28-acre park. At the end of the run goodie bags will be handed out in the park’s multiuse stadium. The first 100 people to register for the run will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Activities on the community stage including an arts festival and a “Touch a Truck” event will start at 10 a.m. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball team will host a hamburger eating contest on the stadium’s right field deck at 11 a.m. Participants can register at BlueWahoos.com. The team will also hand out free hot dogs to the first 1,000 children younger than 12 who enter the stadium between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, featuring local and state dignitaries, will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Randall K. and Martha A. Hunter Amphitheater. Activities will include free hot air balloon rides from 4 to 7 p.m. Several bands are scheduled to play at the amphitheater starting with The Modern Eldorados at 1 p.m., The Gills at 2:15 p.m., Antoine Knight at 3:30 p.m., Katie Rogers at 4:45 p.m. and Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs at 6 p.m. The Charlie Daniels Band will play at 7:30 p.m. The evening

Jazz Society presents entertaining events The Jazz Society presents events throughout the year. Coming up are: • Blue Monday June 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Five Sisters Blues Cafe, 421 W. Belmont St., Pensacola. The featured artist will be guitarist JB Lawson Blues Band. • Jazz Gumbo will be June 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Phineas Phoggs in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. The evening will feature a Count Basie Tribute, with a band led by Joe Occhipinti performing charts from the Count Basie book. For information, go to www.jazzpensacola.com, call 433-8382 or email info@jazzpensacola.com.

Pensacola Sound Chorus plans ‘Diva Day’ Pensacola Sound is looking for high school age girls to participate in a “Diva Day” of learning barbershop music with a performance on the same night. The rehearsal will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 at Heights Baptist Church with an evening performance at the Theodore B.D. Bennett Auditorium at Washington High School. Lunch will be provided. Music and learning CDs will also be provided. To register, e-mail ywih@pensacolasound chorus.com.

Florida-Japan Summit scheduled for June 15 The ninth annual Florida-Japan Summit will be held in June 15 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front Hotel, 12 Via de Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach. The half-day program will feature keynote remarks by the Honorable Eiichi Kawahara, the Consul General of Japan in Miami, along with remarks by University of West Florida President Dr. Judith Bense and National Association of JapanAmerica Societies (NAJAS) President Peter Kelley. A welcome reception will be held the evening of June 14 at the University of West Florida Japan House-International Center for all registered participants. Admission to this year’s summit and welcome reception are complimentary, but registration is

required. Special room rates are available at the hotel for summit participants. For more information, contact: UWF Japan Center at 474-3363 or send an email to japan@uwf.edu. Navy hospital offers Red Cross Teen Program Navy Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will be hosting the Red Cross Teen Program and is now accepting applications. This is a six-week program running from June 18 to July 27 for teens ages 14 to 18 and is designed to give students a better understanding of the medical profession. Volunteers are required to have a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Applications can be picked up at NHP’s Red Cross office on the seventh floor. Applications must be completed and returned by June 4. For more information, contact Paul Dale at 505-6090 or by e-mail at paul.dale@med.navy.mil. Two Budget for Baby classes available The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) will be offering day and evening Budget for Baby classes in June. The day class will be June 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the evening class will be June 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both classes will be in the NMCRS facility, Bldg. 191, 91 Radford Blvd., aboard NAS Pensacola. For more information, call 452-2300. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has openings The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) has openings for Client Service Assistants (CSAs) and financial caseworkers at their office on NAS Pensacola. Volunteers for these positions should be computer literate. NMCRS also has openings for cashiers and other retail store positions at their thrift shop on Corry Station. NMCRS will provide training, mileage reimbursement and child care for volunteers. For more information, call 452-2300. Feds Feed Families food drive in progress The Feds Feed Families food drive will continue through Aug. 31. Main drop off locations for nonperishable food items are at the NAS Pensacola Quarterdeck, Bldg. 1500; Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982; J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634; Corry Station Chapel; and the Commissary at Corry Station. For information call, 452-2341, ext. 3115. STARBASE-Atlantis taking applications STARBASE-Atlantis aboard NAS Pensacola is accepting open enrollment applications for the summer program. Level I applicants must have been enrolled in the fourth-grade or the fifth-grade during the 2011-2012 school year. For more information or to request an application, email STARBASEAtlantis@mchsi.com or call 452-8287. New program offers training for veterans The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor (DoL) are working together to roll out the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) July 1. The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to veterans who: • Are between he ages of 35 and 60. • Are unemployed. • Received an other than dishonorable discharge. • Are not eligible for any other VA education benefit program. Participants will receive a monthly payment equal to the full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). Participants must be enrolled in a VA approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school. For more information, visit http://benefits. va.gov/vow/education.htm.

USCG group holds monthly meetings Coast Guard Friends and Family meets from 5 to 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Golden Corral, 2260 Langley Ave., on the corner of Ninth and Langley avenues. For more information, call 554-3858. PMOAA scholarship application now available The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will award scholarship grants to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of activeduty or retired military personnel. To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident, or grandchild of a resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa or Baldwin, Ala., counties, must have completed a minimum of one year at a college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.5 (graduate) for the two preceding semesters 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, call retired Capt. James Frazier at 484-9162. USO looking for volunteers The USO onboard NAS Pensacola is looking for volunteers to help staff the facility, especially during nights and weekends. The NASP USO facility serves more than 250 military personnel per day and is staffed by 99 percent volunteers. Anyone who is interested should visit www.usovolunteer.org.


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Happy birthday, Old Glory Flag Day honors American ideals, sacrifices By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service

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n June 14, the United States observes National Flag Day, an annual tribute to the American flag, the ideals it stands for and the sacrifices made to preserve them.

President Woodrow Wilson recognized during his first Flag Day address in 1915 that the freedoms the U.S. flag stands for weren’t and never would be free. “The lines of red are lines of blood, nobly and unselfishly shed by men who loved the liberty of their fellowship more than they loved their own lives and fortunes,” he said. “God forbid that we should have to use the blood of America to freshen the color of the flag.” But American blood has spilled time and time again to preserve American liberties, most recently in the war against violent extremism. Three current or retired service members have shared their personal perspectives about how the flag has inspired them through their proudest as well as darkest days as a symbol of patriotism, strength and resilience. Army Capt. Joe Minning – 9/11 terror attacks Few Americans will forget the image of three firefighters raising an American flag over the World Trade Center ruins in New York just hours after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But for Army Capt. Joe Minning and his fellow New York National Guard Soldiers, many of them New York City firefighters and police officers, the “Ground Zero” flag took on a very personal significance as they desperately sifted through the rubble looking for survivors. “Seeing the flag raised above all of the rubble and ruins of the World Trade Center instilled a new sense of pride in me for our country,” he said. “No matter what happens to the United States – on foreign ground, on U.S. soil – we, the American people, will always continue to move forward, rebuild and face any challenges that lie ahead.” Three years later, Minning and the “Fighting 69th” Brigade

Combat Team would take that inspiration with them to Iraq, where they lost 19 Soldiers securing Route Irish and its surrounding Baghdad neighborhoods during their yearlong deployment. Among those killed was Army Staff Sgt. Christian Engledrum, a New York firefighter who, like Minning, worked amid the dust and smoke immediately following the World Trade Center attack. Engledrum, the first New York City employee to die serving in Iraq, became a symbol of the unit that went from Ground Zero to Iraq’s Sunni Triangle, and after his death, to the mountains of Afghanistan. The flag and what it represents continue to motivate unit members during their deployment to Afghanistan as embedded trainers for the Afghan National Army, he said. Minning said he recognizes when he saw Old Glory flying at his tiny forward operating base there that he and his fellow Soldiers were following in the footsteps of the earliest U.S. patriots and defending the same values they fought for. “The flag is a symbol of everything the United States stands for – from our Founding Fathers up until now, all that we have accomplished, and the hurtles our country has overcome,” he said. As a Soldier, Minning said, he and his fellow Soldiers recognized that it’s up to them to continue carrying the torch forward. “It is the American Soldier who keeps the country moving forward and will never let it be taken down by any adversity. It is what we fight for and, if we fall in battle, what our coffins are draped with,” he said. “And it’s what we are committed to protecting and defending, no matter what the price.”

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Marine CWO Charles W. Henderson – Beirut embassy bombing Back in April 1983, rescue workers picking through the rubble of what had been the U.S. Embassy in Beirut following a terrorist attack uncovered the body of 21-year-old Marine Cpl. Robert V. McMaugh. Beside his body lay the tattered remains of the U.S. flag that had once stood proudly beside his guard post in the embassy’s main lobby. McMaugh’s fellow Marine security guards draped their fallen comrade in a fresh American flag and carried him away on a stretcher. A squad of Marines snapped to attention and saluted. “It was a poignant moment,” recalled retired Chief Warrant Officer Charles W. “Bill” Henderson, a spokesman attached to 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit in Lebanon at the time of the bombing. “Everyone had been digging and digging, then suddenly, everything stopped. Not a word was said. Seeing the body of a fellow Marine covered with the American flag … it was an electrifying moment.” While stationed in Beirut, Henderson said, he came to appreciate the flag, not just as a piece of material, but as a symbol of courage. “Each Marine (in Lebanon) wore an American flag on his shirt,” he said. “It did

more than show that we were Americans. It showed that we were representing this country and what it stands for: freedom for all people.” Henderson said terrorist attacks that followed that initial salvo and the thousands of Americans who have died as a result have only deepened the flag’s symbolism. “What’s behind it are the blood and tears of hundreds of thousands of Soldiers who have sacrificed. The symbolism behind the flag is this long tradition of sacrifice to preserve liberty,” he said. “Yes, it is just a piece of cloth,” he said. “But what it represents are the lives of thousands of Americans who have given everything for this nation – who ask nothing in return but felt an obligation of duty to their country.” Henderson said he doesn’t take disrespect for the flag lightly. “When you insult our flag, you insult the lives and the sacrifices of all the men and women who have served this country,” he said. On the other hand, honoring the flag is showing respect and appreciation for all they have done. “You are honoring everything that we, as a nation, have accomplished, what America has done and what America represents to the world,” he said. Air Force Col. David M.

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Roeder – Iranian hostage crisis Now-retired Col. David M. Roeder remembers living without the freedoms he had worked to protect when he and more than 50 other Americans were taken hostage for 444 days in Iran in November 1979. Roeder, assistant Air Force attache to the U.S. Embassy in Tehran at the time, watched helplessly as U.S. flag burnings became almost daily media events. His captors taunted the hostages by carrying garbage from one area of the embassy compound to another, wrapped in the American flag. Through it all, Roeder said, he never lost faith in his country or the flag that symbolizes its ideals. “When you talk about a flag, whether it’s standing in a place of honor at a ceremony or draped over a casket or waving from someone’s house, you’re talking about a symbol,” he said. “But the importance of that symbolism is monumental. It represents what we are, wherever we are in the world,” he said. “And no matter what anyone else says about it or does to it, the flag never loses dignity. It only gains dignity, because when someone attacks the American flag, it’s because they recognize all that it represents and the greatness of this country.”

Jokes & Groaners Only in America ... Only in America ... can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance. Only in America ... are there handicapped parking places in front of our skating rinks. Only in America ... do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters. Only in America ... do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage. Only in America ... do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won’t miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place. Only in America ... do drugstores have the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions, while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. Only in America ... do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a diet soda.


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NMOTC: Dr. Robert E. Hain NETPDTC employee recognized for wrestling achievements retires, Dr. Jeffrey L. Moore By Thomas Updike NETPDTC steps in at RPOW center From Felicia Sturgis NMOTC

A changing of the guard recently took place at Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) as Dr. Robert E. Hain retired from the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Repatriated Prisoners of War and Dr. Jeffrey L. Moore took over as the center’s executive director. Hain served as the executive director for the center from October 2003 until April 30, 2012. The Mitchell Center program includes repatriated Prisoners of War (RPOWs) from Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm and Somalia. Initially a Navy and Marine Corps program, the program’s reputation is such that beginning in 1994 and 1997, the Air Force and Army, respectively, have provided travel funding for their Vietnam-era RPOWs to participate in the Mitchell Center Study. It now exists as a tri-service POW follow-up program and is the only such program in the world. Hain served as an adviser to the congressionally mandated Veterans Administration (VA) Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War and worked closely with the VA on POW related matters, including identifying medical and psychological conditions related to captivity. Moore took the position as executive director April 30. Moore is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been employed as a clinical neuropsychologist and assistant department head at RPOW studies since 1997. As the Department of Defense resource for POW affairs, the Mitchell center has provided personnel, advice and assistance for the repatriation of POWs in Operation Desert Storm, the Army personnel held in Bosnia, and in the recent Hainan Island detention of the Navy P3 crew.

Steve Mays, a federal civil service employee at the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC), was inducted into the National Wresting Hall of Fame through the Michigan chapter during ceremonies held on the Michigan State University campus in Lansing, Mich., May 20. Mays began wrestling at age 9 in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he became a state champion at the 49-pound weight class as a first-year wrestler. In 1983 he was an all-state wrestler for Kalamazoo Central High School. Mays joined the Navy in 1984. During his military career he switched to Greco-Roman wrestling which enabled him to compete in increasingly larger and more significant competitions. Capt. Ann Burkhardt, NETPDTC’s commanding officer, recognized Mays’ recent hall of fame induction at an all hands event on Saufley Field by discussing his many wresting achievements as well as the key events during his active-duty Navy career. “During his 22 years of service in the Navy as an aviation boatswain mate equipment (ABE) operator, he was a three-time Armed Forces Champion and in 1999 was selected as the Navy Male Athlete of the Year,” Burkhardt said. Also in 1999, Mays earned a bronze medal at the Pan Am Games, and was a Greco-Roman World Team member and U.S. National Champion. His most notable achievement was when he earned a spot on the 2000 Olympic team which went to Sydney, Australia. Mays was elected by his peers to be a team captain for the United States.

Steve Mays receives his induction plaque from Jim Keen, a board of directors member of the Michigan Chapter of the Wrestling Hall of Fame. Mays, a 2000 U.S. Olympic team member, will be enshrined with past inductees selected in the Outstanding American category at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla. U.S. Navy photo

“Being an Olympic wrestler is a dream come true,” Mays said. “The dream started when I was 9 years old. It wasn’t easy but I would do it all again, because being an Olympian is something that will stick with me forever.” Surprisingly, he does not consider his Olympic experience to be his single proudest moment. As a wrestler, he compared the Army-Navy football game to the Wrestling Armed Forces Championships. “I feel like the rivalry between the services is like no other in sports,” Mays said. “Even though my being a member of the 2000 Olympic team is what most people focus on, I am personally just as proud to say I’m an armed forces wrestling champion.” Mays was inducted under the Outstanding American Award category. The National Wrestling Hall of

Fame board gave greater consideration to his accomplishments given his active duty service commitment and challenging training schedule. His induction places him among the Hall of Outstanding Americans in Stillwater, Okla. Other inductees in this category include those who have demonstrated wrestling’s pride and used the discipline of the sport to launch notable careers in other walks of life, such as science and technology, business and industry, government and the military. Mays retired from active duty as a chief petty officer and currently works in the exam development division of the Navy Advancement Center as an exam development team leader. For more information about NETC, visit https:// www. netc. navy.mil/Default.aspx


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WORSHIP NAS Pensacola Protestant Sunday • 8 a.m., Communion Service** • 10:15 a.m. Worship Service* • 6 p.m. Contemporary Service** Tuesday • 9 a.m., Women’s Bible Study*** Wednesday • 5:30 p.m. Fellowship Dinner • 6 p.m. Bible Study*** Roman Catholic Saturday • 3:45 p.m. Sacrament of Penance**** • 4:30 p.m. Mass* Sunday • 8:30 a.m. Mass* Monday and Thursday • Noon Mass**** Corry Station Protestant Sunday • 9 a.m. Adult Bible Study (chapel conference room) • 9 a.m. Chapel Choir (sanctuary) • 10 a.m. Worship Service • 11:30 a.m. Fellowship • 7:30 p.m. Praise and Worship Thursday • 5:30 p.m. Bible Study and dinner (fellowship hall) Roman Catholic Sunday • Noon Mass Tuesday • 11 a.m. Mass (small chapel) Latter Day Saints Sunday • 10:30 a.m.** Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic Friday • 11-11:30 a.m. Mass Protestant Thursday Bible Study • 11:30 a.m. *Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel **All Faiths Chapel ***J.B. McKamey Center ****Lady of Loreto Chapel

Sometimes hikers find cobbler at end of the trail From Western Gate Chapter Florida Trail Association

The Florida Trail Association develops, maintains, protects and promotes a network of hiking trails throughout the state including the Florida National Scenic Trail, which stretches more than 1,300 miles from Fort Pickens in Escambia County to the Big Cypress Swamp in South Florida. Members of the Western Gate Chapter of the group, which is responsible for trails in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, organize regular hikes, campouts, backpacking trips, canoe trips and bike excursions. Early risers can join members of the group every Sunday morning for a wake up hike of one to three miles at various location followed by breakfast. For more information, call Trudy Walden at 434-8861 or sign up online. Here some other upcoming activities: • June 9: Hiking and blueberry picking on Blueberry Hill on the Yellow River Ravine Trail. Meet at 8 a.m. at Harold Store 10535 Highway 90, in Milton. Randy Creel will lead a hike with lots of blueberries to pick along the way. Creel will cook blueberry cobbler over a open fire in a iron pot. Call Peggy Grantham at 776-5147 for details or sign up online. • June 16: Map and compass training. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Bone Creek Recreation Area in Blackwater River State Forest, in Holt. (The sign for Bone Creek is on Highway 90, east of Holt).

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Randy Creel holds a pot of blueberry cobbler he made during a Florida Trail Association hike last year. Photo by Kean Engie

Learn the basics of using a map and compass from an expert. Bring a compass if you have one. RSVP is required. Participants will meet at the pavilion at Bone Creek Recreation Area. Swimming is also available at Bone Creek. Contact leader Bob Browder at 995-4137 for details or sign up online. • June 21: Chapter meeting at First Christian Church, 6031 Goodrich Drive, in Pensacola. Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. The program will be presented by Paul Arthur, environmental educator at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center in Freeport. Contact Helen Wigersma at 4840528 or sign up online.

Meetings: Start at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month (except December) at First Christian Church, 6031 Goodrich Drive, in Pensacola. Cost: Yearly membership is $35 for an individual and $50 for a family. Discounts available for students and senior citizens. On the web: westgate. floridatrail.org or www.meetup.com /ftawesterngate.

• June 23: Tubing on Coldwater Creek. Meet at 9 a.m. at Adventures Unlimited, 8974 Tomahawk Landing Drive, in Milton. A three- or four-hour adventure (with an occasional stop on sandbars). Bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, some liquid refreshment. Cost is $20 per person. Contact Helen Wigersma at 484-0528 or sign up online. All activities are free unless otherwise noted. For leisure activities such as breakfast and dinner hikes, you only need a pair of sturdy walking shoes. For longer hikes, you will need boots and a day pack containing, water, lunch, a poncho for rainy weather, insect repellant and sunscreen.

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“Pirates Band of Misfits” (PG) 4:45 p.m.; “The Lucky One” (PG-13) 5 p.m.; “Think Like a Man” (PG-13) 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.; “The Raven” (R) 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

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“Pirates Band of Misfits” (PG) noon; “The Three Stooges” (PG) 12:15; “The Lucky One” (PG-13) 2:15 p.m.; “Think Like a Man” (PG-13) 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.; “The Five Year Engagement” (R) 4:30 p.m.; “The Raven” (PG-13) 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; “Lockout” (PG-13) 7:30 p.m.; “Cabin in the Woods” (R) 9:30 p.m.

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“The Three Stooges” (PG) noon; “Pirates Band of Misfits” (PG) 12:15 p.m.; “The Lucky One” (PG-13) 2:15 p.m.; “The Five Year Engagement” (R) 2:30 p.m.; “Think Like a Man” (PG-13) 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.; “The Raven” (R) 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY “The Three Stooges” (PG) noon (free); “Pirates Band of Misfits” (PG) 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. (free),

“Lockout” (PG-13) 2:30 p.m. (free); “Cabin in the Woods” (R) 5 p.m.; “The Lucky One” (PG-13) 5:15 p.m.; “Think Like a Man” (PG-13) 7 p.m.; “The Five Year Engagement (R) 7:15 p.m.

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“Think Like a Man” (PG-13) 5 p.m.; “The Lucky One” (PG-13) 5:15 p.m.; “Cabin in the Woods” (R) 7:15 p.m.; “The Raven” (R) 7:30 p.m.

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

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Liberty activities The Liberty Program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Events are at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex at NASP unless specifically stated to be at Corry Station. For additional information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacolamwr.com/sing sail/liberty.htm.

June 8 Camping trip. Departs at 5 p.m. $35, includes food and transportation. June 9 Volunteers needed for Habitat for Humanity. Depart at 7 a.m. June 10 Tandem skydiving. $140. Departures, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. June 11 Dolphin boat cruise. Depart at 5:15 p.m. $15. Includes dinner. June 12 Free shuttle for Bands on the Beach departs at 5:30 p.m. June 13 Movie premiere for “21 Jump Street,” 7 p.m. Free. June 14 Free mall shuttle departs at 5:30 p.m. Through June 15 Pick up a free Father’s Day Card. Deadline for Father’s Day contest is June 10.


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NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for a large number of opportunities. These include: • Regency Hospice of Northwest Florida – Volunteers are needed for terminal hospice patients throughout Escambia County. Active-duty or veteran volunteers are also needed for “Hospice for Heroes.” Call Victoria Brown for more information at 585-3926. • Tennis mentors needed – The Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help

young children learn to play tennis. Tutoring takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Fricker Center, 900 North F St. For more information, call 380-5458. • Goodwill Good Guides mentoring – The Goodwill Good Guides mentoring program is seeking volunteers for youth tutoring. For more information, call Robin King at 438-3699. • Youth Works – The Children’s Home Society of

Florida is seeking volunteers to mentor youth ages 14 to 21. For more information, call Rachel Wade at 266-2715. • Restoring the USS Alabama – Volunteers are needed to help in the restoration of the USS Alabama. For more information, call Owen Miller at (251) 767-1507. • Northwest Florida Blood Services – The Northwest Florida Blood Services is seeking volunteers to help in general drive preparation. For more information, call Christen Glover at 473-3853, ext. 132.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285. • Teen summer camp program – Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) is now accepting applications for its 2012 Navy Teen Summer Camp Scholarship Program. CNIC will fund all-expenses paid summer camp opportunities for Navy teens worldwide. All eligible teens should be encouraged to apply for these camps. To apply, each teen must complete an individual application by no later and June 15. Applications can be found at http://navymwr.org/. Route all applications to brent.a.edwards@navy.mil.

Teens are required to write two short narratives about the adventures they want to experience and rank their selections. Notification of selections will be made by June 22. Questions can be directed to brent.a.edwards@navy.mil or (901) 874-6897. • An evening of comedy and illusion – Enjoy a free night of entertainment and laughs on June 22 at the Mustin Beach Club. Comedian David Beck will be joined by The Bornstein Experiment starting Jeff and Kimberly Bornstein. The pre-show is from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; dinner (a $15 ticket required) is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and the free comedy and illusion show starts at 8 p.m. Purchase your dinner ticket at the MWR, Bldg. 4143. Note: Dinner tickets will only be avail-

able until June 15. For more information, call 452-8285. • Summer reading– The MWR Library onboard NAS Pensacola urges families to bring their appetites to the library for “Reading Is So Delicious!” this summer. The library is participating in the DoD-wide summer reading program. Throughout the next 10 weeks the library will host a range of free activities for children and families. Participation incentives (T-shirts, prizes) will be awarded each week. Themed events include “vegetable” bingo with prizes and making dessert sushi. Registration begins now and remains open throughout the program. To learn more about the summer adventure at the library, Bldg. 634, 452-4362.

• Summer youth boating camps – June 11 to 15. $50. Register at CDC Corry Station (453-6310). June 25 to 29. $50. Register at NASP Youth Center (452-2417). • Summer youth sailing camp – June 18 to 22 (register at NASP Aquatics Department). $110. 452-9429. • Summer bowling camp – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27 to 29 at Corry Bowling Center. $60 per person. Includes lunch. For ages 5 to 19. 452-6380. • Summer Day Camp Program at the youth center – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fee is based on total family income. For ages 5 (completed kindergarten) to 12. Swim lessons offered for an additional fee.

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