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NASP road construction alerts: ... A Duncan/Hovey Road water valve replacement project is underway; the center lane of Duncan Road near Hovey Road will be used for northbound traffic. The two northbound lanes of Duncan Road near Hovey Road will be closed for the work to take place. At the intersection of Duncan and Hovey roads, only a right turn off of Hovey Road will be allowed. For persons wanting to turn left off of Hovey Road onto Duncan Road, a detour will be created making the normally one-way road by the cemetery a two-lane road. The work will begin June 19 and last approximately three to four weeks. For further information, call Construction Manager Samuel D. Lee at 452-3131, ext. 3076. • Traffic notice: The westbound turn lane that connects Taylor Road to Radford Boulevard in front of the National Naval Aviation Museum Road is scheduled to be closed starting June 19, according to the NASP Public Works Department (PWD). Drivers will need to go straight on Taylor Road to the stop sign and turn right on Radford Boulevard. Signs will be posted to direct traffic. The closing will be temporary to allow road repairs and the installation of a new stoplight. The construction work is expected to take about six weeks, officials said.

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NASP commemorates Battle of Midway By HM2 Matthew Clutter Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs

Surrounded by decades of history at the National Naval Aviation Museum, service members onboard NAS Pensacola commemorated one of the most profound and decisive battles in American naval history June 5. The Battle of Midway marked its 75th anniversary in June, and is remembered as the turning point for control of the Pacific during World War II. The battle was a three-day fight for control of a small atoll in the Pacific. It took place just six months after the attacks on Pearl Harbor and resulted in the shift towards a defensive strategy for the Japanese navy that would last to the war’s end. The battle is widely known for its advances in the field of cryptology, as American intelli-

gence made significant strides in solving the Japanese fleet codes and enabled Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Chester Nimitz to better anticipate the Japanese plans. Ceremonial participation was provided from several commands in the Pensacola area inNaval Hospital cluding Pensacola and Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21. Members of Navy Band Southeast, from Jacksonville, Fla., performed the music during the event. Navy Medicine Operational Center Training (NMOTC) organized the event, and Capt. Mark Goto, NMOTC commanding officer, gave the ceremony’s opening remarks. “Today, I stand in awe of the accomplishments of those who lived the Battle of Midway,” said Goto. “With those men and See Midway on page 2

Sailors and Marines man the rails overlooking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway commemoration. The event, presented by Navy Medicine Operational Training Center, was held June 5 at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard NAS Pensacola and featured keynote speaker retired Vice Adm. John Bird, former 7th Fleet commander. Photo by MC2 Michael J. Lieberknecht

CNP highlights Sailor 2025 at NASP From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Robert Burke spoke with Pensacola-area training staff and students during two all-hands calls June 2. Covering a variety of topics ranging from how the Navy trains its workforce to upcoming improvements to the de-

tailing process, Burke explained how the roughly 45 initiatives of Sailor 2025 are designed to modernize personnel management and training systems. At Center for Information Warfare Training and its schoolhouse, Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, Burke emphasized how Ready, Relevant Learning is an important enabler for Sailor 2025 by delivering the

right training at the right time in a Sailor’s career. “Training eventually is going to get moved out to the waterfronts, to the fleet concentration areas,” said Burke, describing how mobile laboratories will deliver asynchronous training when a Sailor needs it. This approach will change the current competition for course quotas with most training being

NASP galley wins five-star accreditation Ga l l e y ad v a nc es to Capt. Edward F. Ne y Me mo ria l Awa rd s From staff reports

NAS Pensacola Food Services has been awarded the five-star accreditation for food service excellence. The NAS Pensacola Food Service operation is one of the largest in the Navy serving nearly 3.2 million meals a year. There are more than 75 shore galleys in the Navy that compete each year for this coveted award. The five-star accreditation inspection recognize overall food service excellence by evaluating key areas in customer service, safety, budgeting, cleanliness and management. The award is a prerequisite for the Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for superior per-

formance in food service. The award is a culmination of a three – part inspection process in which

all Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) dining facilities are evaluated. NAS Pen-

sacola last won the Ney award in 2010. See Galley on page 2

U.S. Rep. Marco Rubio onboard NAS Pensacola ... U.S. Rep. Marco Rubio meets with leadership from the Center for Information Warfare Training and Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station during a visit to NAS Pensacola Corry Station May 31. Photo by MC2 Taylor L. Jackson

accomplished en route to duty assignments. “Many of the ongoing initiatives for Sailor 2025 are all geared toward fleet readiness,” said Burke, stressing that a goal is to provide Sailors with choices while supporting the sea-going deploying service that the Navy must continue to be. See CNP on page 2

NASC receives 2016 flagship awards From Ens. Jacob Kotlarski NASC Public Affairs Office

Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) recently received recognition for winning three of the five community service flagship awards for 2016. NASC was selected as the Small Shore Command winner in the Health, Safety and Fitness, Campaign Drug Free and Environmental Stewardship categories. Chaplain Lt. Steven Schwarz, the NASC volunteer coordinator, attributes these awards to the many volunteer projects NASC personnel take part in throughout the year. “There is no such thing as a ‘volunteer season’,” Schwarz said. “We try to help the community throughout the year wherever help is needed. This year, the command has been a part of a wide variety of events, from cleaning unique ecological systems to mentoring children in schools.” AN Benjamin O’Connor, Schwarz’s assistant, continually participates in the community service projects and appreciates the hard work the command has done. “My favorite project we were involved in this year was volunteering with Autism Pensacola,” O’Connor said. “Working with children with disabilities is one See Flagship on page 2

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Beach closure announced ... NASP officials have announced that Lake Frederic Beach is closed for all activities until further notice due to safety concerns. Severe beach and dune erosion, swift and unpredictable offshore currents, deep underwater drop-offs along the intracoastal waterway, and the increased presence of commercial shipping traffic have resulted in dangerous conditions leading to the closure of the beach to recreational users. The base is working on a restoration plan that will reopen the beach for shoreline access and fishing from the shoreline, but water access will continue to be prohibited for wading, swimming, fishing or boating. Also, no motorized vehicles are allowed on base beaches and shorelines unless specifically authorized for security, safety, facilities projects or environmental restoration actions. This includes Lake Frederic Beach. ORVs, OHVs, and ATVs are prohibited. For more information, contact Mark Gibson at NAS Environmental at 452-3131, ext. 3003. Midway from page 1

women, from every walk of life in our great nation, the fate of America rested squarely on their shoulders.” Goto introduced retired Navy Capt. Sterling Gilliam Jr., executive director of the National Naval Aviation Museum, the event’s guest historical speaker. Gilliam asked those in attendance to remember the human element when commemorating such an event. “This country has no better examples of leadership and sacrifice than those Americans who led us through World War II,” said Gilliam. Following applause, the keynote speaker, retired Vice Admiral John M. Bird, former 7th Fleet commander, highlighted the critical importance of the battle. He also noted that no matter how one views the Battle of Midway, its significance is

Capt. Mark Goto, commanding officer of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC), greets retired AO1 Wiley Bartlett, Battle of Midway veteran, during a luncheon following the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway commemoration. Photo by MC2 Michael J. Lieberknecht

monumental. “The biggest mistake of the enemy

was the failure to recognize the American will to win,” said Bird. “We won

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of the most fulfilling experiences in my life.” NASC also was the runner-up for the award in the other two categories. The 2016 award for Personal Excellence and Project Good Neighbor in the Small Shore category went to Fleet Readiness Center detachment Key West, Fla., and Naval Construction Training Center Gulfport, Miss. respectively. Schwarz encourages all NASC personnel to participate in volunteer projects. “Where we hang our hat is our home,” Schwarz said. “Whether it’s San Diego or Pensacola, members of the Navy enjoy helping our community, and encouraging our service members to get to know their neighbors. Being involved in projects which will be beneficial to the Pensacola area is a responsibility Navy leadership takes seriously.” The flagship awards are bestowed by the Navy Community Service Program. The program encourages and expands involvement of Navy volunteers in the communities. For more information on the program, go to https://cnic.navy.mil/om/base_support/command_and_st aff/public-affairs/navy-community-service-program.html.

At the second all-hands call, Burke addressed more than 1,400 students and staff from Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Aviation Technical Training Center, and Training Air Wing 6. Burke also talked about how the Navy is pursuing more improvements to work-life balance issues, including looking further at paternity and adoption leave lengths, expanding child development center hours, and making the Career Intermission Program more widely available to interested Sailors without penalizing their career advancement. Other initiatives underway include ongoing rating modernization efforts, changes to advancement exams and the evaluation system, and working toward an integrated pay system. Eventually, many personnel actions that are now being realigned under My Navy Portal will all be

U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke speaks to Pensacola-area Sailors during an all-hands call at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Charles Taylor Hangar aboard NASP.

accomplished on a Sailor’s phone. With more transparency in personnel processes, Sailors will have more visibility, know what’s going on and have even more choices and flexibility. “It’s about making the Navy a place that people want to come to, to have a career, and a place that

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(Left-right) NASC CO Capt. Mark Truluck, Chaplain Lt. Steven Schwarz and AN Benjamin O’Connor hold one of NASC’s community service flagship awards.

“I am extremely proud of the entire NAS Pensacola food service team,” said Paul Poling, NAS Pensacola Food Service Officer. “Serving nearly 10,000 meals a day is an extremely fast-paced, challenging environment and it’s great to see our daily focus on safety, san-

“NAS Pensacola: History in Focus” ... NASP History in Focus is a photo feature designed to draw attention to the rich historical legacy of the base. A photo or photos will be published each week showing an interesting, obscure or historically significant feature of NAS Pensacola (June 9 photo at right). The first person who e-mails Gosport to correctly identify the object and its location will win a $5 coupon good toward food or beverages purchased at the Navy Exchange (NEX) aboard NASP. E-mail your answer to NASPGosport@gmail.com. Winner and answer will be announced on NASP Public Affairs Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NASPPAO and in the following week’s Gosport. (Readers can win once per month). Last week’s winner was Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast’s Daniel Alltop.

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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,

because of Americans’ unique will to win. We won because of who we are and what we can do as a nation with that will to win.” The event’s significance was punctuated with the attendance of Midway veterans and families of veterans who served at Midway, including AO1 Wiley Bartlett, the family of the late Chief Gordon Pierce, the family of the late AMC Lewis Hopkins, the family of the late Boiler Technician 2nd Class Leon Resmondo, and the family of Lt. Cmdr. John Waldron, a Navy Cross recipient of Midway who was killed in action at the battle. To honor the fallen, a ceremonial wreath was laid and a firing party performed a 21-gun salute. Following the commemoration’s benediction, all in attendance dispersed to chat and view museum displays to the sound of the band performing “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

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itation and procedural compliance recognized and rewarded.” “We have high-caliber, talented cooks and food service attendants. I’m extremely proud of the food services team. Their hard work and dedication ensures the Sailors, Marines and Airmen that come through that doors receive the best food in the Navy has to offer.”

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Marine captain shows fighting spirit in new commercial Commentary, photo by Sgt. Logan Block Marine Corps Recruiting Command

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – All Marines have a fighting spirit; a reason for serving our country. Capt. Erin Demchko, a Hackensak, N.J., native, found her fighting spirit at a young age and continues to give her all each and every day. Demchko’s fighting spirit is what makes her an excellent Marine to represent the Marine Corps in its latest advertisement, “Battle Up.” “Battle Up” is the third commercial inspired by the “Battles Won” brand idea, and the first Marine Corps advertisement prominently focusing on a female. It shows the evolution of a Marine as she grows from a young student and athlete with a fighting spirit and sense of responsibility to a battle-tested Marine overcoming every challenge presented. “The five scenes in the ad depict experiences of Marines who have served or are currently serving, and targets the type of person we want to serve as a U.S. Marine in the future,” Demchko said. “I was honored to be asked to partic-

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ipate.” Born in 1985, she participated in a number of team sports in her youth, and served as team captain of her soccer and track and field teams. She also volunteered at her local fire department, where she says she found the value of service. Demchko was a junior in high school when the World Trade Center was attacked on 9/11. This tragic event heightened her sense of patriotism and desire to protect her country, leading her to apply to the United States Naval Academy. During her time there, she was on the women’s cross country team, where she held the position of team captain her senior year. She was also selected to attend Army Airborne School, where she became basic jump qualified. She said it was during her first year at the academy that she decided she wanted to earn her commission to serve in the Marine Corps because of its prestige and honor, and the opportunity to be on a great team. She was commissioned May 25, 2007. From there, she attended The Basic School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., where new lieutenants are trained to be provisional rifle

Demchko has had a wide range of experiences during her career, including a deployment in support of combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom, where she volunteered to serve on a female engagement team, and exercises such as Eager Lion 2014, Balikatan 2015, Rim of the Pacific 2016 and Philippines Bilateral Exercise 2017. During her numerous deployments and billets, Demchko Capt. Erin Demchko portrays a convoy commander engaged in a has earned the Defense Merifirefight during the filming of “Battle Up,” a new commercial protorious Service Medal, Navy duced by the Marine Corps Recruiting Command. Photo by Sgt. and Marine Corps CommenLogan Block dation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy platoon commanders. She lenges herself to grow. earned the “Steel Susan” “I fight every day to and Marine Corps Achieveaward during her time there sharpen my mind, strengthen ment Medal, Combat Action for attaining a higher physical my body, and to take care of Ribbon and Drill Instructor training score than every other the Marines to my right and Ribbon. She currently serves female in her class. Upon left,” Demchko said. “My as the deputy camp comgraduation from TBS, she re- fighting spirit is the continu- mander for Camp Courtney in ported to Camp Johnson, ous drive that I have to ac- Okinawa, Japan. Demchko said she was honN.C., to train in her military complish my mission.” occupational specialty of loDuring her time in the Ma- ored to represent the Marines gistics officer. rine Corps, Demchko has by acting in “Battle Up,” and Demchko ran on the all- served in several billets to in- hopes she inspires young peoMarine running team from clude squadron logistics offi- ple who share her fighting 2008-2014. During that time cer, engineer operations spirit to consider service as a she competed for the team in company commander, female Marine. “Battle Up” can be viewed the Armed Forces cross coun- engagement team officer in try championships, Armed charge, candidate training pla- on the Marine Corps RecruitForces marathon champi- toon commander and candi- ing YouTube page, www.you onships and challenge cup. date training company tube.com/user/OurMarines or She is a fitness enthusiast who executive officer, to name a downloaded at www.dvidshub. says she continually chal- few. net/unit/MCRC.

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Flying metal detectors? Navy testing new unmanned mine-detection system By Warren Duffie Jr. Office of Naval Research


RLINGTON, Va. (NNS) – During a recent technology demonstration at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Dr. Rosemarie Oelrich and Dr. Cory Stephanson unveiled a new way to detect buried and submerged mines. Oelrich, a scientist at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock’s Combatant Craft Division, and Stephanson, president and chief executive officer of Broadband Discovery Systems (BDS), stared at an Android tablet showing search data from an unmanned aerial drone they had just flown. The device’s screen glowed as a green fluorescent map appeared, splashed with red clusters of varying sizes and shapes. “See that large cluster?” asked Stephanson. “That’s the dummy mine we buried. The smaller blotches near it are construction rebar we found nearby. The drone detected and localized these items quickly and accurately, which would be extremely valuable in a real combat scenario.” Oelrich and Stephanson were testing the new Mine Warfare Rapid Assessment Capability (MIW RAC) system. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) TechSolutions program, MIW RAC

consists of a one-pound quadcopter outfitted with an ultrasensitive magnetometer sensor system to detect mines and provide real-time search data to a handheld Android device. “This technology will help Sailors and Marines who are approaching a beachfront to rapidly clear, or at least determine the location of, mines or other hazards that are in their way,” said ONR CMC Matt Matteson. “It could potentially save a lot of lives.” MIW RAC is a portable, remote-controlled system that can detect buried or underwater mines during amphibious beach landings. It’s designed to help explosive ordnance disposal teams quickly find mines and dangerous metal obstacles within coastal surf zones and zones. very-shallow-water MIW RAC would provide a new, real-time aerial complement to existing underwater mine-detection capabilities. “Everyone wants to know where they are going and what they are about to get into,” said

Cory Stephenson, president and CEO of Broadband Discovery Systems Inc., launches a small quad rotor platform as Dr. Rosemarie Oelrich, scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock, uses a handheld Android device to monitor data during the Ship-to-Shore Maneuver Exploration and Experimentation (S2ME2) Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2017 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California. Photo by John F. Williams

Oelrich, who is overseeing the development of MIW RAC. “It helps to have a rapid capability to just fly something in the air and survey an area before you put troops on the ground or bring a vessel ashore.” While the quadcopter and tablet device are available commercially, the heart of MIW RAC is its proprietary magnetometer sensor suite – which has an extensive detection range and uses complex algorithms to differentiate between various types of objects.

MIW RAC originated in 2015, when the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) sent a request to ONR’s TechSolutions program for a portable system that could detect potential hazards in surf zones, be easy for warfighters to use, and fit diverse platforms. TechSolutions is ONR’s rapid-response science and technology program that develops prototype technologies to address problems voiced by Sailors and Marines, usually within 12-18 months.

Vice Chief of Naval Operations visits NAS Jacksonville By Kaylee LaRocque Naval Air Station Jacksonville Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) – Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Bill Moran visited NAS Jacksonville May 30 to get a firsthand look at the new MQ4C Triton Mission Control Center and meet Sailors and civilians during several all-hands calls. During his first all-hands call, the admiral greeted maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircrew and instructors with praise for their achievements in executing their missions. He also discussed an increasingly competitive security environment, but highlighted where the Navy maintains its edge. “We continue to work on technology, but we are far ahead of our adversaries when it comes to people,” said Moran. “That is the

one big advantage we have over everyone else. Our people are experienced, professional, able, smart and well-led. If you look back on the battles of the Coral Sea and Midway on their 75th anniversary, we were pretty lucky in both those battles because of our people taking risks. On Memorial Day, we remembered Americans who lost their lives fighting for our country. It’s a dangerous business. We have to be deadly serious and continue to be competitive. If you look back at history as the world seemed relatively normal at peace, and then suddenly explodes with something bigger, well that’s something we have to be ready for.” Other issues Moran touched on included the defense budget, squadron collateral duties, manpower, training, new platforms, sea duty ratings and the new retirement system as they pertain to mission readiness.

Later, at a visit to the Triton Mission Control Center, Moran was briefed by Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 Executive Officer Cmdr. John LeVoy on how the center will function in the future regarding manpower, working hours and mission planning and execution. At a second all-hands call, the admiral thanked the security force, firefighters and civilian workforce for their dedication and hard work, discussed current world affairs, then opened the floor to questions. The admiral also used the opportunity to address social media misbehavior. “What we have to fix and what you have to own for us is self-policing – calling out one another and holding each other accountable,” said Moran. “If the behavior doesn’t pass the test at your dinner table, it’s that simple.”

With TechSolutions guidance, NECC partnered with NSWC Carderock, Combat Direction Systems Activity Dam Neck and two commercial companies – BDS and Physical Sciences, Inc. – to develop the components of MIW RAC. “We took our inspiration from a stationary scanning system developed by BDS,” said Oelrich. “It was sensitive enough to not only detect weapons, but identify the hidden location of the object on a person and the angle in which it was oriented – a knife in a front pocket or gun turned sideways, for example. “We flipped that concept on its head,” she continued. “Instead of a stationary system detecting moving objects, we have a moving system detecting relatively stationary objects.” Later this year, TechSolutions will deliver prototype MIW RACs to NECC’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group for further testing and evaluation. Oelrich and her team hope to see the system issued throughout the fleet next year. Watch a video at http:// youtu.be/ a6vgE6iO5jY to see the MIW RAC demonstration. For more news from Office of Naval Research, visit www.navy. mil/local/onr/.

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Naval Oceanography demonstrates capabilities in Gulf By Kaley Turfitt Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Public Affairs


TENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (NNS) – For several months Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Commands (NavMetOcCom) have been conducting operations in the Gulf of Mexico in support of its unmanned systems operational demonstration, May 31-June 1. Operations and observations collected during the demonstration will be integrated on a unique common operational picture at the Combat Readiness Training Center-Battlefield Airmen Center in Gulfport. “The Mississippi Gulf Coast is extremely suited to nearly all the mission types the Navy addresses,” said Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, commander, NavMetOcCom and oceanographer of the Navy. “When it came to choosing a place to host the first ever unmanned systems operational demonstration, the answer was easy – it was right in our backyard. Our coastline includes riverine, shallow and deep water, barrier islands, harbors and beaches that can be used to simulate missions.” Led by Gallaudet, the event is providing Naval Oceanography an opportunity to demonstrate existing unmanned systems capabilities, highlight local infrastructure that can be used for additional unmanned systems operations and explore

collaborative opportunities between Navy, industry and academia in support of national defense. To simulate Navy missions for the demonstration and test unmanned systems capabilities, fleet mission areas such as humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR); sea control; theater anti-submarine warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and more were planned. HA/DR was a multi-command demonstration that combined near-shore data collection capabilities near Cat Island and Gulfport Harbor to identify hazards to navigation and provide clear transit and anchorages for incoming support vessels. Personnel deployed Iver 3s and REMUS 100s, which are unmanned systems that collect bathymetry and side scan sonar data. The data was then consolidated and processed to provide water depths, hazards to navigation and tactical recommendation products.

Fleet Survey Team Survey Technician AG2 Jesse Osborne operates an Iver3 unmanned system via radio frequency remote during compass calibration mission in the Gulf of Mexico in preparation for bathymetric data collection in support of Naval Oceanography Unmanned Systems Operational Demonstration Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief support scenario. NavMetOcCom photo

The HA/DR lead Lt. Cmdr. Jessica Garrett said, “Natural disasters can drastically change the coastal landscape and infrastructure. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is definitely not a stranger to that. Deployed Naval Oceanography teams can quickly and efficiently provide environmental updates to the HA/DR commander, expediting relief efforts.” Another exercise employed unmanned systems that communicated with each other to deliver the most accurate and up-to-date environmental assessments. Naval Oceanography tested the use of a littoral battlespace sensing mission van

as a forward operating base (FOB) to maintain contact with multiple unmanned systems that were deployed from USNS Maury in the Gulf of Mexico. The two unmanned systems can collect bathymetry and communicate position back to the FOB. These are just two examples; whereas, support for the operational demonstration has been ongoing for months as various Navy commands collaborated with industry and academia to complete exercises in the Gulf of Mexico. The Naval Oceanographic Office worked with the U.S. Air Force 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron

“Hurricane Hunters” to deploy profiling floats and drifters to measure conductivity, temperature and depth and ocean currents. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution used specially-equipped ocean gliders to test advanced techniques in support of anti-submarine warfare. Naval Oceanography also partnered with the University of Southern Mississippi, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and many other Navy commands to produce the nation’s first unmanned maritime systems certification program. NavMetOcCom Deputy Commander and Technical Director Dr. Bill Burnett said, “To be able to share what we do right here at home and put all the knowledge gathered into a common operational picture is very exciting for us. Our community should know that there are people working hard every day in support of our nation's defense from right here at Stennis.” NavMetocCom directs and oversees more than 2,500 globally-distributed military and civilian personnel who collect, process and exploit environmental information to assist Fleet and Joint Commanders in all warfare areas to make better decisions faster than the adversary. For more information, visit http:// www. navy. mil, http:// www. facebook.com/usnavy, or http://www. twitter. com/ usnavy. For more news from Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, visit www. navy. mil/ local/ cnmoc/.



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Sailors wearing new ranks onboard NAS Whiting Field Story, photos by Jamie Link NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs


welve Sailors were frocked June 2 at the Cmdr. Clyde E. Lassen Auditorium onboard Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) prior to a ceremony commemorating the Battle of Midway. Two additional Sailors were frocked June 1, for a total of 14 Sailors that now wear new collar devices. Each Sailor received a frocking letter from NASWF Commanding Officer Capt. Todd Bahlau. The letter read in part, “Your appointment carries with it the obligation that you exercise increased authority and willingly accept greater responsibility. Now, occupying a position of greater authority, you must strive with a renewed dedication toward the valued ideal of service with honor.” Sailors selected for advancement with their new ranks are: ABH2 Dominic Caviness, AC2 Patrick Cook, AC1 Alexandrea Coy, AC3 Anita Finnerty, AC2 Jordan Fritz, AC2 Derwin Gentry, AC3 Alexander Gnezda, AC2 Mark Graham, AC2 Amanda Lara, AC3 Elijah Morris, AC1 Christopher Reinhard, AC3 Kristin Rogers, AC2

Cleveland Smith Jr., AC2 Bobby Spradley and AC2 Jeffrey Vohnout Jr. Many of the Sailors were frocked by their shipmates, friends and family members. The frocking ceremony is a tradition as old as the Navy itself, although it wasn’t referred to in official Navy publications until 1974. The term is derived from the historical practice of Sailors donning the uniform frock coat of the next highest rank prior to actually attaining the rank, granting the Sailors the authority of the new device prior to their official advancement to that rank. Bahlau congratulated the Sailors and shared with them the need to appreciate the moment, and encouraged them to reflect upon the expectations

Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Sailors are frocked June 2 at the Cmdr. Clyde E. Lassen Auditorium. Twelve Sailors were frocked prior to the base’s Battle of Midway ceremony; two additional Sailors were frocked June 1 for a total of 14 Sailors that now wear new collar devices. Each Sailor received a frocking letter from NASWF Commanding Officer, Capt. Todd Bahlau.

and responsibilities the new devices come with. “Thank you for your hard work,” Bahlau said. “Congratulations to all of you, this comes with new responsibilities and I know you all will live up to those responsibilities.”

Battle of Midway recalled at NAS Whiting Field ... Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway June 2 at the Cmdr. Clyde E. Lassen Auditorium. The ceremony featured University of West Florida history professor and former Navy Seal Dr. Derek S. Zumbro as guest speaker. The event highlighted “the courage, ingenuity and unwavering devotion to duty” displayed by United States’ military forces. The U.S. lost USS Yorktown (CV 5), USS Hammann (DD 142) and 148 aircraft, but their sacrifice led to victory. Photo by Jamie Link

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Theater group presenting ‘Footloose’

The Pensacola Little Theatre is performing “Footloose” June 9-11 and June 16-18. Featuring an award-winning selection of hits, the musical is about a boy named Ren who moves with his mom from Chicago to a small farm town. However, Ren is not prepared for the rigorous rules and control created by the local preacher. Tickets are available online and at the Pensacola Little Theatre Box Office or by calling 432-2042. For more information, go to www.pensacola littletheatre.com/.

Dates announced for basketball camp

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

Movie at museum lets you go to sea

Audiences can explore the marvels of naval technology and experience being aboard a carrier at sea in “Aircraft Carrier,” a new giant screen film showing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily at the Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater at the National Naval Aviation Museum. With unprecedented logistical assistance and access by the U.S. Navy, “Aircraft Carrier” places audiences aboard a Nimitz-class carrier, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercises, which involved more than 22 nations and 55 ships. “Aircraft Carrier” also brings audiences aboard the Navy’s newest submarines and into the cockpit of the Navy’s next generation aircraft, the F-35. The Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For information on tickets and showtimes, call 4532389 or go to www.navalaviationmuseum.org/ attractions/giant-screen-theater/.

Flight Academy offers computer camp The National Flight Academy (NFA) is offering a new computer programming camp. Rising 10th-12th grade students can sign up for the Codebreakers program scheduled for July 17-19. Students will learn about cyber security principles including methods of encryption and ciphers and test their skills in team based competitions. The cost is $399. Registration deadline is June 16. For registration information and a complete breakdown of 2017 National Flight Academy programs, call 308-8948 or go to www.NationalFlight Academy.com.

Festival to promote healthy lifestyle

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

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

Flag Day 5K scheduled for June 10

The Columbiettes and Knight of Columbus organizations of Saint Sylvester Catholic Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Highway, have announced that the annual Flag Day 5K run/walk is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. June 10 at the church. Supported charities this year will be Refuge for Women Emerald Coast and Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. All military, family, friends and neighbors are invited to run or walk. Cost is $20 per individual and $15 for active duty military. To register, go to

Partyline submissions

Writers welcome at open mic event

Navy Yacht Club holding regatta The Navy Yacht Club will hold its 55th annual Navy Cup Regatta June 1011 on the waters of Bayou Grande and in Pensacola Bay. On-shore race activities will be held at the Navy Yacht Club facility at the Bayou Grande Marina on Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Early registration check-in will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 9 with the skipper’s meeting at 6 p.m. Race day registration will 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 10 with the first race starting at noon. Entry forms can be completed online at www.navypnsyc.org/ racing.htm. Race day registration will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 11 with a skipper’s briefing at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Bob Sutton, Navy Yacht Club commodore, by phone at (662) 397-9285 or by e-mail at rrsutton01@cox.net. For race information contact Ken Pyle(kpyle1968@gmail.com) or Jim Parsons (jim parsons@bellsouth.net) or go to www.navy pnsyc.org. www.active.comor www.stsylv.org. For more information, call Ellen Stanley, race coordinator, at 2612971 or Mary Ann Kurtz, administrative secretary at the church office, at 939-3020.

Blues to attend June 12 baseball game

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

Tennis clinic being offered for children

Pensacola Sports is presenting free Racquet Round-Up tennis clinics aimed at introducing the sport to children ages 5-12 throughout June. Children can register to receive tennis instruction at various locations. Dates and locations include: • Naval Air Station Pensacola, June 9. Participants must provide proper identification to enter base. • University of West Florida, June 15. • Gulf Breeze, June 29-30. For more information or to register go to www.pensacolasports.org/racquetroundupor contact Mel Bruce at mbruce@pensacolasports.org.

Physicals for children available at NHP

Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) has announced dates for the annual School/Sports/Camp Physical Rodeo. The next session is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon July 15 at the NHP Family Medicine Clinic. Other dates are July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5. The rodeo allows parents enrolled at the Family Medicine Clinic to bring children to the hospital on specific Saturdays to complete a physical for school, sports or camp. The exams are for children ages 4 and older, including children new to the area. Appointments are encouraged; however, walk-ins will be accepted from 8 to 11 a.m. Parents should bring any required paperwork. For more information, call 505-7120.

Free trolley service available at beach

The free trolley service on Pensacola Beach, provided by the Santa Rosa Island Authority, is now in full swing. There will be three free, open-air trolleys servicing the beach daily. While one trolley is running east, another will be running west. The third trolley will remain in the core area moving passengers around the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, Casino Beach and Via De Luna as far as Avenida 10. Trolleys pick up and drop off passengers at designated trolley stops. Trolleys operate from 5 p.m. until last call at around midnight, seven days a week. This free service will continue till Sept. 4. Santa Rosa Island Authority provides the trolleys and Escambia County Area Transit does the driving. For more information, go to www.visitpensacola beach.com/trolley-information.

The West Florida Literary Federation (WFLF) presents a free open mic event each month for writers to share original prose and poetry. The next open mic event is scheduled for June 20 at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 South Jefferson St., Room 201. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 723-2112 or go to www.wflf.org.

Vacation Bible School planned at church

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 9301 Gulf Beach Highway, is presenting a Vacation Bible School program from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 19-23. The theme is Galatic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe. The sessions are open to children entering kindergarten to sixth grade. For more information or to register, call 492-1518.

Annual Juneteenth event to be June 17

The 14th annual Juneteenth Heritage Gathering is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 17 at the Truth For Youth Building, on the corner of West Belmont Street and North DeVilliers Street. The theme for this year’s event is “The Re-Gathering of a Nation.” The event will feature live music, entertainment, history presentations, food vendors, dance groups, arts and crafts, face painting, games, contests and a children’s area. For more information, call 316-0376.

Small business workshop announced

The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) at the University of West Florida (UWF) is offering a workshop entitled “Grow Your Circle: Use Social Media to Reach Customers” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at the FSBDC office, 9999 University Parkway. Among Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and the seemingly hundreds of other networks, managing your social media can be a job by itself. In this workshop, you will learn to better identify the platforms your customers are using, the best practices for posting and how to help build customer loyalty. Cost is $25; pre-registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited. To register, call 4742528. For more information, go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “training opportunities.”

PSC offering week-long dance workshop

Pensacola State College’s 36th annual Summer Dance Workshop is scheduled for June 19-24 at 1000 College Blvd. On-campus registration for ages 10 years through adult continues through June 20 in the Registration Office, Bldg. 2. Cost varies depending on class selection, number of classes selected and residency. The Showcase Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 23 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8. Admission is free for workshop attendees and additional tickets are $5, and are available at the workshop. The workshop finale and scholarship awards ceremony begins at 1:15 p.m. June 24, and is free to everyone. For more information, contact LaVonne French, lfrench@pensacolastate.edu, 484-1809; or go to www.pensacolastate.edu/danceworkshops.

Program for women battling cancer

Baptist Health Care is offering the Look Good … Feel Better program from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 12 at Baptist Medical Towers, 1717 North E St. The class will take place in the oncology conference room in tower 3, suite 233. The program provides information and cosmetic advice to women battling cancer or those who have recently completed treatment. It offers instructions on makeup, skin care and nail care. Cosmetic kits will be provided for a personal makeover. This program, which is facilitated by a trained, licensed cosmetologist, is being offered jointly by the American Cancer Society, the Look Good Feel Better Foundation and Professional Beauty Association. To register or for more information, call 1 (800) 227-2345.

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

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with Tracy Silverman, electric violin

with Westwater Arts:

Symphonic Photochoreography

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture

BARBER Overture to The School for Scandal

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

CURIALE Awakenings

RAVEL La Valse

Dvořák Symphony No. 9

COPLAND Suite from The Tender Land


TRIBUTE with Classical Mystery Tour

12.31.17 7:00PM

1.13.18 7:30PM 7:30PM with

11.4.17 7:30PM

2.10.18 7:30PM

with Guest composer

HAYDN Depiction of Chaos, from The Creation

MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2

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

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

4.28.18 7:30PM

Scott Kluksdahl, cello & UWF Singers

For Season Tickets Call 850.435.2533

and more to be announced

Symphony No. 100 “Military”


4.7.18 7:30PM

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

BERLIOZ Symphony Fantastique

Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese

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



with Santiago Rodriguez, piano




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NEXCom Enterprise Management Awards; See page B2 Spotlight


Old Glory’s

Flag Day

Flag Day honors American ideals, sacrifices By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service

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. Two current / 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 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 hur-

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The Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia, Pa. According to legend, in 1776, George Washington commissioned Philadelphia seamstress Ross to create a flag for the new nation. Scholars debate this legend, but agree that Ross most likely knew Washington and sewed flags. Photo by Mike O’Connor

tles 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.” Marine CWO Charles W. “Bill” 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,” Henderson, a recalled 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,” he said. 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.

Gosling Games

Jokes & Groaners

Color Me ‘These colors don’t run’

Only in America ... can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

Only in America ...

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.




June 9, 2017

Exchange’s Ferguson, Lundy receive NEXCom Enterprise Management Awards By Andrea Beck NEX Store Event Coordinator


arl Ferguson, Navy Exchange (NEX) Car Care Center manager, and Barbara Lundy, NEX Corry Branch exchange manager, recently received NEXCom Enterprise Management Awards (EMA). The EMA awards management-level associates for results or contributions of significance to the enterprise with CEO approved recognition. Ferguson’s expertise proved valuable partnering with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) to avoid a potential revenue loss of $350,000 while energiz-

ing his team in providing premier customer service during staffing difficulties. Lundy’s strong partnership with her command gave the NEX a

time slot in their base indoctrination program. She also has been involved in beautifying the grounds and walkways around her store. “Both (Ferguson and

Navy Exchange (NEX) General Manager Steve Foster; Christina Giordano, district vice president; Carl Ferguson, Car Care Center manager; Barbara Lundy, branch exchange manager; Mike Oatman, operational services manager. NEX photo

Lundy) have demonstrated creativity and problem solving skills to

work through operational challenges that have positively impacted

NEX presents NMCRS with check ... Pensacola Navy Exchange Mall presented a check for $7,800 to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) in support of their mission to provide financial and educational assistance to Sailors and Marines. The Navy Exchange donation comes from the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society $5 coupons sold at the NEX offering patrons’ additional savings, during a specific annual spring campaign. “We are honored to receive this check,” Mark Harden, director, NMCRS said. “These contributions from the Navy Exchange will help us surpass our projected financial goal for 2017.” Steve Foster, NEX general manager, was pleased to support the team effort. “We appreciate the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and strongly support their mission,” Foster added. (Left-right) Foster and Harden. NEX photo

the NEX business and customers,” Steve Foster, NEX general manager stated. “This prestigious recognition is awarded to only 50 recipients in the NexCom Enterprise worldwide. It is an honor to have two managers in this elite group representing Pensacola.” “Both employees possess commitment to the NEX mission, their customers and teams. Bravo Zulu and job well done,” Foster said.


GOSPORT Community Outreach

If you are interested in participating in volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The office tracks volunteer hours. Report your volunteer work to get due recognition. For information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil. Ongoing opportunities include: • USO Northwest Florida: The USO supports America’s service members by working to keep them connected to family, home and country. For more information, call 455-8280. • Ronald McDonald House Charities: The mission of the organization is to be a home away from home and a source of respite and resources for children and families of children suffering a medical crisis. For more information, call 477-2273. Other volunteer opportunities are available at Pensacola Lighthouse, Pensacola Humane Society, Junior Achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Council on Aging of West Florida, Habitat For Humanity and Manna Food Pantries.

Fleet and Family Support Center The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today, June 9, and June 23 at FFSC. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you and your family safe. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • New spouse and newcomer class: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 16. Workshop will acquaint spouses with military and community resources. For more information or to register, call 452-5609. • Tips to Building Self-Esteem: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. June 19 at FFSC. Low self-esteem can negatively affect every facet of your life. Learn to improve your self-esteem. For information or to register, call 452-5609. • Household Goods Webinar: Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS) Household Goods (HHG) has scheduled a series of

293-4561. To contact duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

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

interactive, live webinars to assist Sailors and their families in facilitating military moves. – First-time movers: June 13 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Retirees: June 20 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Moving overseas: June 21 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Separating from the military: June 27 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. – Moving question and answer: June 29 at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. PDT. For more information, e-mail householdgoods@navy.mil; call 855-HHG-MOVE (855-444-6683); or go to www.facebook.com/navyhhg. • Survivors Overcoming Assault with Resiliency (SOAR) Support Group: A free, psychoeducational support group for survivors of sexual abuse and violence. SOAR provides a safe and confidential small group environment to begin the healing process. SOAR aims to assist survivors by increasing skills for coping, communicating, setting boundaries and regaining trust. Other goals of the group are to in-

• Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For more information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday. • Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 452-6376. crease personal empowerment and strengthen intimate relationships. This group is developed for ages 18 to adult of all genders. It is held for 90 minutes in the later afternoon once a week for eight weeks. Contact FFSC for more information and to schedule an initial meeting with a facilitator. Open to active-duty, military dependents and military retirees. For more information or to register, call FFSC at 452-5990.

SAPR If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: • The SafeHelpline: Provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). • The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program: Provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 re-

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

sponse to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-of-command, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. • To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call

CREDO Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) Southeast offers retreats enabling military members and their families to develop personal and spiritual resources in order to meet the unique challenges of military life. For more information or to register for any of the CREDO training programs, call 452-2093, or e-mail NASP CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil. Upcoming workshops include: • SafeTALK Workshop: 8 a.m. to noon June 15 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources. • Personal Resiliency Workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 28 and July 26 at the J.B. McKamey Center classrooms, Bldg. 634. The workshop will help foster personal holistic growth including physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects. Active-duty service members (including active reservists) and their spouses are eligible to attend. • Moving Forward: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 29 and July 25 at the NAS Pensacola Chapel’s J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. The educational life coaching program teaches practical problem-solving skills to help you set reasonable life goals, be creative in coming up with good solutions, make better decisions, and know what steps to take when things are not going well. It can also help you overcome low motivation, negative moods and negative attitudes. Active-duty military, reservists, veterans, retirees and government service employees are eligible to attend. Register now, space is limited. • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The workshop is for anyone who wants to feel more competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees. Advance registration required. Participation in the full two days is required.


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

The Gulf Breeze UFO model is one of the artifacts featured in the new exhibit.

Story, photo from the University of West Florida

“From The Vault: Why and What we Collect” is a new exhibit being presented by the University of West Florida Historic Trust at the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum, 330 South Jefferson St. The exhibit, consisting of more than 120 artifacts, showcases some of the historical, strange and fascinating pieces from the UWF Historic Trust’s collection. “We all collect, for many reasons including pure enjoyment, nostalgia for the past and to create a legacy, a gift to the future,” said Wanda Edwards, chief curator for the UWF Historic Trust. “Whatever the reason, our collections are an

extension of who we are.” Visitors can explore collecting by individuals, community organizations and museums. Some of the artifacts have compelling stories, such as the Gulf Breeze UFO model. A special “What is It?” area will engage visitors by challenging them to identify unusual objects from the collection. The T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum is the flagship museum operated by The UWF Historic Trust. It is housed in the three-story Mediterranean Revival architecture of the former Pensacola City Hall and was built in 1907. The museum is a general history museum with galleries dedicated to both permanent and

changing exhibits including: • “The City of Five Flags”: It tells the story of Pensacola through artifacts, photographs and stories. • “Trader Jon’s”: Featuring a collection of artifacts from Martin “Trader Jon” Weissman, owner of an iconic bar in Pensacola. • “Finding Florida: Maps from the John Emmanuel Collection”: Features 11 historic maps ranging in date from 1774 to 1891. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for halfprice Sundays. For more information, go to historicpensacola.org.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (3D), PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2D), PG-13, 8 p.m.; “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Snatched,” PG-13, 8:30 p.m.


“Lowriders,” PG-13, noon; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (3D), PG-13, 2 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2D), PG-13, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; “The Circle,” PG-13, 12:30 p.m.; “How to be a Latin Lover,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (2D), PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “Snatched,” PG-13, 8:30 p.m.


“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (2D), PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (3D), PG-13, 4 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Promise,” PG-13, noon; “The Circle,” PG-13, 3 p.m.; “Snatched,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


Cinema I and Cinema II will be closed June 12.


“Lowriders,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Circle,” PG-13, 5:10 p.m.; “Snatched,” PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

Liberty activities


Admission is free for all movies on Wednesday: “Beauty and the Beast,” PG, noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; “The Promise,” PG-13, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; “Unforgettable,” R, 7 p.m.


“Lowriders,” PG-13, 5 p.m.; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Snatched,” PG-13, 5:30 p.m.; “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (2D), PG-13, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

• Kindergarten prep workshop: 11 a.m. today, June 9 at the Corry Station Child Development Center, 4119 Children’s Way (Bldg. 4119). Learn how to set your child up for success and get some tips to maintain a portfolio of all those proud first moments. For more information, call 4586588. • Summer • Disc Golf: NASP ProReading MWR has multiple Disc gram: Weekly Golf courses on NAS sessions for chilPensacola and at Blue dren are schedAngel Recreation Park uled to start June for your enjoyment. Disc 14 at the NASP golf combines frisbee Library, 250 and golfing as a way to Chambers Ave., skill and athletipractice Bldg. 634. The cism. The courses Reading by Derange from beginner to sign summer prointermediate in difficulty. gram will be The course at Radford presented from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fitness Center is open Monday through Satureach Wednesday day. For more informaduring the sumtion, call 452-9845. The mer months. Chilcourse at Blue Angel dren will get a Recreation Park is open chance to do seven days a week, crafts, enjoy rewith rentals available freshments, hear Thursday through Monstories and win day. For more informaprizes. For more tion, call 281-5489. information, call 452-4362. • Aquatic events: Dive into summer with MWR Aquatics. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. June 22 at Mustin and Corry Station pools. A Dive-In Movie is scheduled for June 21 at the Mustin pool. All pools are now open, including lessons and summer camps. For more information, call 452-9429. • Captain’s Cup: The 2017 NASP and Corry Station Captain’s Cup events continue in June with golf, softball and volleyball. Captain’s Cup events are open to active duty and their spouses, ready reserve, DoD and permanent contract personnel. To sign up or to get more information, contact your command sports representative or call the MWR sports office at 452-6520. • Backpacking Trip: Oak Mountain State Park backpacking trip June 17-18. Trip to Pelham, Ala., costs $55 and includes camping equipment and transportation. You must have attended one of the backpacking 101 courses to sign up. For more information call, 281-5489. Sign up at Tickets and Travel, Bldg. 3787, at NASP Corry Station. • Movies on the Lawn: Free family movies will be shown every second and fourth Saturday at dusk in front of the Portside Gym, Bldg. 627. You can also enjoy some free popcorn. Bring your lawn chair, blankets and coolers. For more information, call 452-2372.

Details: 452-3522 or www.navymwrpensacola.com

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

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auto • merchandise • employment • real estate • and more! Wanted Fortis Institute is seeking a HVAC instructor. Part-time, about 22-25 hours a week- Mon thru Thur. 3 years HVAC experience. www1.apply2jobs.com/ edaff.

Garage/Estate Sale

GARAGE SALE – Saturday June 10. 8am – 1pm. 1313 Greenvista Lane, Gulf Breeze 32563 Tiger Point East. Furniture, decorative items, electronics, gently worn woman’s name brand E x p e r i e n c e clothing, etc. maint. Technician needed for Announcements Announcements small apartment community. Must Sandy’s Good have 2 years ex- Times Dance. perience in apart- Friday nights ment mainte- blast from oldies. nance. Good pay, Saturday nights flexible hours. good times. Call Sherry 850- Each night $10. 456-0331 8-11pm. Doors open 7:45pm. Need roommate 1707 West Fair– female profes- field Dr. 850sional preferred. 458-1979. penCollege grad, sacoladanceclub. have 3/2 awe- com. some safe apt to share (6/15) $520 Spot Queen. month. Village at Let me get unSouthern Oaks wanted spots our tntrout2@gmail. of your clothes. com Free pick up/delivery available. Garage/Estate Sales Call Garage/Estate 850-4852245 or email C A R D O N sanharris2014@ ESTATE SALE - yahoo.com Fri & Sat June 10th & 11th. 2807 Buying Comics Whisper Lane & Sports Cards. Drive, 32563, Check out our Gulf Breeze. Mid collectible store century mod- at 3103 West ern, Furnitures, Michigan Ave. Garage contents. Call Florida C’s w w w. c a r d o n - at 850-637-1989 estatesales.com 850-433-6427


Articles for Sale

Video Games & Systems. Playstation, Xbox, Wii, Gamecube & More! Check out our collectible store at 3103 West Michigan Ave. Call Florida C’s at 850-6371989

I have a solid wood Entertainment Center dark in color, has door to cover TV and glass door for components. Asking $65.00 call for more information 850-626-4710.

Bingo every Thursday Night at Warrington Elks Lodge # 2108, 727 S. 72nd Avenue. Early Birds 6 p.m./ Regular Games 7 p.m. Non-smoking facility. All proceeds go to veterans & community charities. (P) 850-455-5522

I have 2 Cemetery plots in the Memory Park Cemetery in Milton, FL in the Honor section, I need to sell. Please call 850-626-4710 for more information.

Articles for Sale Rock Island Armory .45 cal. 1911. Nickel plated with 4 mags custom grips, holster, laser and muzzle brake.Excellent! $750.00 (850) 484-8998. Round glass table and 4 chairs $100. Whirlpool 18.2 fridge, top freezer $80 Whirlpool washer and dryer $250.  From estate sale 5292538

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