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NHP back-to-school sports physical rodeo ... Need a school or sports physical?

Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) annual School/Sports Physical Rodeo is back and the first one will be on July 9 from 8 a.m.-noon in the NHP Family Medicine Clinic. The other dates scheduled are July 16, July 23, July 30 and Aug. 6. Appointments are needed and can be made by calling NHP Family Medicine at 505-7120. The rodeo is available to anyone enrolled to NHP’s Family Medicine Clinic and is an easy and convenient way to complete school and sports physicals. Physical exams are available for children age 4 and older and any school-age children including students new to the area. For more information, call 505-7120.

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NASP marks 74th anniversary of Midway battle By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer

NAS Pensacola community support for Blue Angels ... A U.S. Navy F/A-18 flown by Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss of the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, crashed June 2 during the beginning stages of an afternoon practice at an airport in Smyrna, Tenn. Kuss, the Blues’ No. 6 opposing solo pilot, was killed in the accident. (Above) A public tribute for Kuss at NAS Penacola’s west gate features flowers, momentos and childrens’ artwork. (Right) Kuss serves as narrator (No. 7) at the Blue Angels 2015 Homecoming Air Show last November. See page A2 for June 7 Pensacola flyover Photos by Mike O’Connor

Film honors children who lost dads in Vietnam Free screening 9 a.m. tomorrow (June 11) at the National Naval Aviation Museum Story, photo from WSRE

Some 20,000 American boys and girls lost their fathers during the Vietnam War. In a new documentary film produced by WSRE, “They Were Our Fathers,” several of these Gold Star children – now adult men and women – share their stories, which serve as powerful testimonies about the true cost of war. There will be a free screening of the film at 9 a.m. tomorrow, June 11, at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Guests are asked to enter NAS Pen-

sacola through the west gate via Blue Angel Parkway. WSRE will air “They Were Our Fathers” with a Father’s Day broadcast at 7 p.m. June 19. The Gold Star designation is given to family members who have lost loved ones in United States military service during

wartime. Every five years on Father’s Day, members of Sons and Daughters in Touch – a group formed in 1990 to locate, unite and support Gold Star children who lost their fathers serving in the Vietnam War – gather at the nation’s capital to honor their parents, reflect on their common grief and support one an-

Navy VolEd support call center hours extended By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

The Navy’s Virtual Education Center’s (VEC) support hours have been extended an additional hour-and-a-half as of June 1. The new Call Center hours are from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST Monday – Friday, and the VEC may be reached by calling (877) 838-1659 or DSN 492-4684. “This is great news for our West

Coast customers, as it extends their access until 6 p.m. Pacific time,” said Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Center Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program Director Ernest D’Antonio. “We promised to extend the hours as soon as we had the staff to support it, and we are making good on that promise.” D’Antonio added that his staff is constantly monitoring call traffic volumes and hours may be readjusted in the See VEC on page 2

other. Under the direction of executive producer Jill Hubbs, a WSRE production crew traveled to Washington, D.C., last June to document the gathering and record personal accounts. For more information about “They Were Our Fathers,” go to wsre.org/fathers. To celebrate the opening of the recently-upgraded giant screen theater and new refreshment counter, the National Naval Aviation Museum is offering free movie screenings on June 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the day the museum will feature free screenings of “National Parks Adventure,” which celebrates the Centennial Anniversary of the U.S. National Parks, and “Magic of Flight,” the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s flagship film. Free refreshments and special giveaways will also be distributed. Each guest must redeem one ticket per showing from the ticket counter and seating is limited to the first 325 people per showing.

Future naval aviators got to meet veterans who fought in the Battle of Midway June 6 at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). Students from Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC) were among the more than 500 active-duty service members, veterans and guests who turned out to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the pivotal naval battle that took place June 3-7, 1942. In his keynote speech, Rear Adm. Michael S. White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), stressed that honoring the greatest generation and making a connection to the past is important as the Navy moves forward. He urged the NASC students to take the time to “understand their history and what brought them into naval aviation and what is expected of them.” “As I look in the faces of the new Soliders, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen here today, I see the same light that must have been in the eyes of those men at Midway,” he said. “It is the light of freedom and I am here to tell you it shines very bright in our military today. So we celebrate with our Midway veterans for keeping that

light lit 74 years ago. I thank them and I thank these young men and women who have volunteered to keep the flag flying today.” Museum Historian Hill Goodspeed offered an overview of the battle and emphasized its unique relevance to NAS Pensacola. During the battle, U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike forces surprised and defeated a Japanese carrier strike force, preventing the capture of Midway Island. It is considered by many military historians to be the turning point of World War II in the Pacific theater. Goodspeed said it was fitting that the Naval Aviation Schools Command was responsible for this year’s annual commemoration. “In early 1941, exactly 75 years ago, Bldg. 633 opened its doors to its first flight students,” he said. “Those passing through the portals of that building today – you – represent the future of naval aviation. The same was true for those of 1941 – that year’s future of naval aviation – whose paths took them to Midway and the enduring legacy that awaited them.” Goodspeed said museum collections represent links to momentous events of the past. He pointed out his personal connection to one of the museum’s artifacts, an See Midway on page 2

Battle of Midway survivors (left-right) James Stofer, Gordon Pierce and Wiley Bartlett greeted and shook hands with service members at the conclusion of NAS Pensacola’s Battle of Midway commemoration. Photo courtesy of CNATT

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Leaders’ training released for new blended retirement system 1, 2018: You’llhavethechoicetoenroll intheBlendedRetirementSystemorremainintoday’scurrentretirementsystem WASHINGTON(NNS)– Thisweek Before Jan. 1, 2006: You’llbegrandthe Department of Defense (DoD) re- fatheredandremainintoday'scurrentreleased the first of four online training tirementsystem coursesthatprovideseducationaboutthe The blended retirement system will military’snewblendedretirementsys- provideamoderncompensationplanthat tem,whichgoesintoeffectJan.1,2018. servesallSailors,notjustthosewhostay Thefirsttrainingcourseisspecially inforafullcareer.Today,approximately designedforleaders,sotheycanunder- 81percentofservicememberswhojoin standthenewblendedretirementsystem themilitaryleavewithnoretirementbenbeforeservicemembersareintroducedto efit.Undertheblendedmilitaryretireit.TheLeaderCourse(J3OP-US1330)is mentsystem,approximately85percent postedtoJointKnowledgeOnlinehttp:// ofthosewhojoinwillreceivearetirejko.jten.mil/courses/brs/leader_train- mentbenefit,eveniftheyleavebefore ing/Launch_Course.html (commonac- qualifyingforfullretirement. cesscardrequired)andwillbepostedto Thenewsystemiscomprisedofthree Navye-Learningsoon. elements:a401(k)stylecomponentwith Three other web-based training matchingfunds,amid-careercontinuacoursesforfinancialspecialists,newac- tionpaybonus,andaretirementannuity cessionsandthosewhoareeligibleto forcompletingtwentyormoreyearsof opt-intothenewsystemwillbereleased eligible service. For the first time, the inthecomingmonths. Government will automatically conTheNationalDefenseAuthorization tributetoservicemembers’ThriftSavAct(NDAA)forFiscalYear2016estab- ingsPlan(TSP)accountsandinstitutea lishedanewblendedmilitaryretirement programformatchingtheircontributions systemthatgoesintoeffectJan.1,2018. similartotheFederalEmployeeRetireAllcurrentlyservingSailorsaregrandfa- mentSystem. thered into today’s military retirement Tolearnmoreaboutthenewretiresystem. mentsystem,visit:MilitaryCompensaSailors with fewer than 12 years of tion (http://militarypay.defense.gov) or serviceasofDec.31,2017(orfewerthan viewtheDoD’sinformationgraphicon 4,320retirementpointsinthecaseofre- the blended retirement system at servecomponentmembers),willbeable http://militarypay.defense.gov/Portochoosetoremaininthecurrentsystem tals/107/Documents/BlendedRetirementoroptintotheblendedmilitaryretirement Documents/BlendedRetirementSystemInf system. ographic_12.9.15_FINAL3_508.pdf). If you joined the Navy: For more information, visit After Dec. 31, 2017: You’llbeauto- www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usmaticallyenrolledintheBlendedRetire- navy, orwww.twitter.com/usnavy. mentSystem FormorenewsfromChiefofNaval After Dec. 31, 2005, but before Jan. Personnel,visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp. From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs Office

Blue Angel No. 6 finishes last flight with No. 5 ... Blue Angels Opposing Solo Pilot No. 6 Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss of the Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, returned to Pensacola June 7 aboard the team’s C130 Hercules “Fat Albert.” Escorting the flight home was lead solo No. 5. The aerial homecoming to Pensacola was always a gratifying sight for Kuss, Blue Angels Commanding Officer Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi noted in a press release. “Jeff absolutely loved our Sunday evening arrivals,” Bernacchi wrote. “Flying in over downtown, ‘smokin’ the beach’ from Pensacola to Perdido, and then hitting the Delta Pitch Up Break at sunset into Naval Air Station Pensacola. The smile I would see radiating under that gold visor was truly spectacular. It emanated the pride, passion and pure joy that he felt representing the Navy and Marine Corps, flying Blue Angel 6 ... As Jeff’s family and the Blue Angels have navigated this immensely difficult time, a constant gift has been the unwavering support from our hometown of Pensacola, and from all across this great nation. This great city, and also this great nation has lost a Blue Angel. We are all grieving this tremendous loss, and inspired by the life he lived so incredibly well ... We thank you for your continuous support. A candlelight vigil for Kuss was scheduled for June 9. (Above) The tribute Blue Angels flight arrives over downtown Pensacola’s Palafox Street. Photo by Janet Thomas Midway from page 1

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SBDDauntlessthatistheonlyknownsurvivingaircraftfromtheMidwaybattleassignedto Marine Scout Bombing Squadron (VMSB) 241. Itisalsoimportanttorecognizetheservice memberswhofoughtthebattles,Goodspeed said.“Navalbattlesliveonnotintheirphysical landscapesbutinthefieldofmemoryofthose whowitnessedthem,”hesaid. Midwayveteranspresentatthisyear’sceremonyincluded: •JamesStofer,94,whowasstationedonthe USSPortland(CA33)asaradiomanfirstclass atMidway. •GordonPierce,93,whowasachiefaviation structural mechanic stationed on USS Yorktown(CV5)atMidway.Hesurvivedthe sinkingofYorktownduringthebattle. •WileyBartlett,92,whoservedontheUSS Hornet(CV8)asanaviationordnancemanfirst classatMidway. AlsopresentweresomeMidwayveteran familymembers,includingGloriaHopkins,the widowofAMC1LewisHopkins,andBarbara Wheeler,thewidowofAOCCharlesWheeler. Attheconclusionoftheceremony,theglass wallofthemuseum’sBlueAngelatriumwas liftedandarifledetailfromMarineAviation TrainingSupportGroup23(MATSG-23)deliveredathree-volleysalutebeforeabugler played“Taps.”

future based on demand andavailablestaffing. InadditiontotheVEC’s CallCenter,theMyEducation portal on the Navy Collegewebsiteisavailable 24/7forSailorstoestablish andmonitortheiraccounts andmakesuretheirdegree plansarecurrent.TheVEC canalsobecontactedbyemail:vec@navy.mil. Formoreinformationon theNavyCollegeProgram andtheVirtualEducation Center visit https://www. navycollege.navy.mil/ . Get the latest information by following Navy Voluntary Education on Facebook:  https:// www. facebook. com/Navy Voluntary Education/. Additional information abouttheNavalEducation andTraining Professional DevelopmentandTechnology Center can be found via https:// www. netc. navy.mil/ netc/ netpdc/Default.htm .

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Graduation tradition: Getting lost on memory lane By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Columnist

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hroughout the years, my family has been concerned about my propensity to save everything from hospital bracelets to matchbooks, but, believe it or not, hoarding comes in pretty handy around high school graduation time. I have always felt compelled to squirrel things away, like my Holly Hobby sewing machine and the collar from our long-dead cat Zuzu. When my son, Hayden, graduated two years ago, I sent 36 T-shirts I had been saving – from Montessori preschool to Boy Scouts to football – to a quilter to make him a one-of-a-kind bedspread for his dorm room that would memorialize his particular childhood experiences. The quilt was such a meaningful graduation gift, I have been vindicated. Turns out, my hoarding actually had a purpose after all. With our second child, Anna, about to graduate, I recently went down to our basement to find the T-shirts I had saved for her quilt. However, what should have taken 10 minutes, took an entire after-

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noon and a half box of tissues. The first tub I opened was full of baby items that I had not seen in years. There, in the musty corner of our basement, I got lost in memories. I caressed the soft flannel receiving blankets, remembering that she was born while we were stationed in England, in a village hospital by an Irish midwife. Pastel afghans, a tiny gingham dress and Anna’s baptismal cloth took me further away. The layers were like the rings of a tree. In between were lumps – a special rattle and a string of wooden beads. My eyes lost focus as I recalled Anna as a sleepy toddler, stroking the beads, over and over. The next box was full of old toys. I saw the plastic yellow baton, gripped by Anna’s perpetually sticky fingers, re-

About the columnist Lisa Smith Molinari, mother of three, has been a military spouse for more than 20 years. She also writes columns for Military Spouse magazine and a blog at w w w. t h e m e a t a n d potatoesoflife.com. She and her family are stationed at Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. lentlessly beating the Fisher Price xylophone. The pink and purple play purse put me in our old house in Virginia, where Anna would strut around with the purse over

one arm, stopping to apply the fake lipstick and pose precociously before a mirror. Pink and yellow plates, cups and pots looked exactly like they did when Anna served up smorgasbords of toy pizza slices, hamburgers, peas, bananas, cupcakes and cheese wedges. “Mmmmm,” I would say, smacking my lips and pretending to chew. The doll at the bottom, still stained with ink scribble on her forehead, looked serenely relieved to have retired to a cardboard box. Her life with Anna had not been easy. With the doll slumped in a stroller, Anna would push her around our cul-de-sac, sometimes hitting a crack that would catapult the poor doll head-first into the pavement. A quick kiss on the scuffed head, and Anna was off again. A box contained artwork, crafts and pottery – ancient relics with cracking macaroni and yellowing glue. The items, ironically, gave no indication that Anna would develop a talent for art and design. Small notebooks were scribbled with Anna’s endless ideas, garment sketches and redecorating plans. It’s an incredible privilege to watch a human being grow,

I thought. Cradling a helpless newborn in my arms, I could never predict the distinctive person that would take 18 years to bloom before my very own eyes. When I finally found the box of T-shirts, the wonder of our exceptional daughter came into focus. Bossy, stubborn, controlling and pensive. Intelligent, driven, hilarious and creative. With big brown eyes, a sparkling smile, and an uncommon dimpled chin. Determined to become a successful fashion designer. As I trudged sniffling up our basement stairs, I realized that I did not keep all those boxed basement relics for my children, I kept them so I would not forget. Regardless, high school graduation, the monumental milestone that heralds adulthood and independent life, has a way of making the last 18 years unforgettable. Even if we do not create quilts or shadow boxes or scrapbooks memorializing our child’s life, graduation has a way of melding past and present together into one great epiphanic flash, imprinting the incredible image of our children’s evolution in our minds … forever.

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Navy engineers develop next generation HUD for diving By Katherine Mapp Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Office of Congressional and Public Affairs

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ANAMA CITY, Fla. (NNS) – Summer 2016 is heating up with new and upcoming advances in Navy diving technologies at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD). Underwater Systems Development Project Engineer Dennis Gallagher and his team are developing what can be described as a “next-generation” and “futuristic” system for the Navy diving community. The Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD) is a highresolution, see-through head-up display (HUD) embedded directly inside of a diving helmet. This unique system enables divers to have real-time visual display of everything from sector sonar (real-time topside view of the diver’s location and dive site), text messages, diagrams, photographs and even augmented reality videos. Having real-time operational data enables them to be more effective and safe in their missions – providing expanded situational awareness and increased accuracy in navigating to a target such as a ship, downed aircraft, or other objects of interest. Instead of having to rely on pre-dive briefings alone to determine what they are looking for, how specific items should appear and where they may be located, the DAVD system places the information right before divers’ eyes with a look and feel comparable to a point-ofview video game display. Divers have the ability to turn the HUD on and off, and direct topside to reposition display data in different locations on the HUD. “By building this HUD directly inside the dive helmet instead of attaching a display on the outside, it can provide a capability similar to something from an ‘Ironman’ movie,” Gallagher commented. “You have everything you visually need right there within the helmet.” The DAVD HUD system can be used for various diving missions, including ship husbandry, underwater construction, and salvage operations. The same system can eventually be used by first responders and the commercial diving community. As part of its Strategic Plan for 2011-2025 to identify, ex-

ploit, and develop technology to advance the state-of-the-art in diving equipment, Naval Sea Systems Command (00C3) is in the process of developing enhanced sensors – such as miniaturized high resolution sonar and enhanced underwater video systems – to enable divers to “see” in higher resolution up close, even when water visibility is near zero. These enhanced underwater vision systems would be fed directly into the DAVD HUD. “We constantly engage with the operators; if there is a vision they have, we can make it happen,” Gallagher said. “By having this type of positive on-the-spot feedback, you know you're going down the right road.” Gallagher and his team have collaborated with, and demonstrated the system to more than

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) lead engineer/senior electrical engineer William Hughes III demonstrates the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DVAD) during a lab simulation. Photo by Richard Manley

20 divers from various commands who shared his vision of this futuristic capability for Navy divers. The team is now working on phase two, where components are being designed to include both helmet systems and full

face masks. Divers are scheduled to conduct in-water simulation testing in October. Phase three is set to begin in fiscal year 2017 to harden the system for expanded field testing with various dive commands. For more information, visit

http://www. navy.mil/, http:// www. facebook. com/usnavy/, or http://www. twitter. com/ usnavy/. For more news from Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, visit www. navy.mil/local/NSWC/.

SecNav announces new administrative separation policy From Chief of Information Public Affairs

NEW YORK (NNS) – To protect Sailors and Marines suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) or any other diagnosed mental health condition, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has made his department the first in the military to assure such conditions are considered before separating a service member. Previously a service member’s misconduct took precedence over diagnosed mental health conditions when considering separation, which impacted the veteran's ability to receive benefits. Now, if it contributed to the misconduct, the medical condition will take precedence. Effective immediately, Sailors and Marines being processed for any type of involuntary administrative separation (ADSEP) who have a diagnosed mental health condition may be referred into the Disability Evaluation System. Additionally, if the Sailor or Marine

is being administratively processed under provisions that authorize a characterization of service of other than honorable, the case must be referred to the first general officer/flag officer in the chain of command for a final determination. Any service member previously separated under similar circumstances may also petition to have their discharge reviewed through either the discharge review board or Board for Correction of Naval Records (BCNR). “It is one of the great maxims of naval history that Sailors and Marines are the sea services’ greatest advantage and most important asset. For more than a decade, we’ve asked a tremendous amount of our people and their families,” Mabus said. “In turn, we have a responsibility to support their needs, whether they are serving the Navy and Marine Corps mission around the globe or transitioning from uniformed service to civilian life.” Mabus signed the new policy into effect during a visit to the Steven A.

Cohen Military Family Clinic at the NYU Langone Medical Center, a Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) clinic in New York. CVN describes its mission as striving “to improve the quality of life for veterans and their families, including Guard and Reserve, by working to strengthen mental health outcomes and complement existing support, with a particular focus on post-traumatic stress.” “Keeping faith with veterans under all circumstances is our solemn vow,” said Mabus. “It is vitally important to address those service members whose separation is a result of PTSD/TBI.” Mabus later in the day formally announced the policy signing at an event hosted by the Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) initiative. For more news from the Secretary of the Navy, visit www.navy.mil/local/secnav/ or www.facebook.com/SecretaryoftheNavy. For more information on the Naval Discharge Review Board, visit www.secnav.navy.mil/mra/CORB/pages /ndrb/default.aspx. For more on the Board for Correction of Naval Records, visit www.secnav. navy.mil/mra/bcnr/Pages/home.aspx.


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World’s largest maritime exercise planned for June 30-Aug. 4 From Commander, U.S. Third Fleet Public Affairs

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AN DIEGO (NNS) – Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 30-Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. The theme of RIMPAC 2016 is “Capable, Adaptive, Partners.” The participating nations and forces will exercise a wide range of capabilities and demonstrate the inherent flexibility of maritime forces. These capabilities range from disaster relief and maritime security operations to sea control and complex warfighting. The relevant, realistic training program includes amphibious operations; gunnery, missile, anti-submarine and air defense exercises; counter-piracy operations; mine clearance operations; and explosive ordnance disposal and diving and salvage operations. This year’s exercise includes forces from Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Ger-

many, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the People’s Republic of China, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States. This is the first time that Brazil, Denmark, Germany, and Italy are participating in RIMPAC. Additional firsts will involve flexing the command and control structure for various atsea events and incorporating a submarine rescue exercise. This year will see amphibious operations in the Southern California operating area, feature a Harpoon missile shoot from a U.S. Navy littoral combat ship and highlight fleet innovation during the Trident Warrior experimentation series. The Department of the Navy’s Great Green Fleet yearlong initiative will also play a major role in RIMPAC. The initiative highlights global operations using energy conservation measures and alternative fuel blends to demonstrate how optimizing energy use increases

Service members from partner nations steer amphibious assault vehicles towards shore during a simulated beach assault during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. Photo by MC2 Corey T. Jones

resiliency and operational readiness. During RIMPAC, almost all participating units will operate using an approved alternatefuel blend. Hosted by U.S. Pacific Fleet, RIMPAC 2016 will be led by U.S. Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of the U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F), who will serve as the Combined Task Force (CTF) Commander. Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. Scott Bishop will serve as deputy commander of the CTF,

and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Rear Adm. Koji Manabe as the vice commander. Other key leaders of the multinational force will include Commodore Malcolm Wise of the Royal Australian Navy, who will command the maritime component; Brig. Gen. Blaise Frawley of the Royal Canadian Air Force, who will command the air component; and the amphibious task force will be led by Royal New Zealand Navy Commodore James Gilmour.

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NASWF Sailors advance to new ranks Story, photo by Ens. Marissa Tungjunyatham NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs

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hirteen Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) Sailors were able to don new ranks for the first time during a frocking ceremony held June 3 in the NASWF operations auditorium. Each Sailor wore their new collar device with a smile as their accomplishments were honored: part of a proud Navy tradition. The frocking ceremony recognized the advancement of selected Sailors and celebrated their first opportunity to wear their new rank before they are formally promoted. Second class petty officers were frocked to first class, third class petty officers were frocked to second class, and Airmen frocked to third class. “It signifies an important milestone in their career,” said

NASWF CMDCM Lee Stephens. “Their new appointments provide them with a position of greater authority and their willingness to accept that greater responsibility.” The Sailors recognized for their new advancement are: AB2 Tyler Knight, AC2 Matthew E. Peters, AC2 Kelsey Nielsen, AB1Anthony Kirby, AB1 Terrance Wever, AC3 Patrick Cook, AC3 Jeffrey Vohnout Jr., AB1

Sailors wearing new ranks at NAS Whiting Field: AC2 Bryan Madden, left, pins new rank on AC3 Patrick Cook at a June 3 frocking ceremony.

Michael Sauber, AC2 Christian Herrera, AB3 Iannino Divad, AC3 Bobby Spradley, AC2 Airin Wyatt, and AC2 Eduardo Longvalenzuela. “It feels amazing and won-

derful,” said Knight. “I get to help out junior Sailors in more ways than before.” At the conclusion of the ceremony, NAS Whiting Field Commanding Officer

Capt. Todd Bahlau praised the Sailors on their accomplishments. He told them to appreciate the moment and to share it with their friends and family.

Police Week 2016 observed at NASWF ... In honor of Police Week 2016, NAS Whiting Field Fire Department (Fire & Emergency Services Gulf Coast) presented the NASWF Security Department with a custom-made flag May 18. The flag was made from old fire hoses retired from service, mounted and framed. The flag required about 40 man-hours of work by the dedicated group of firefighters. Among the many challenges in creating this piece was finding the right size and material for the stars. The firefighters worked on the project during evenings, weekends and downtime. The presentation was a surprise to the members of the security department, who were “thrilled to receive the gift.” Photo by Lt. j.g. Benjamin Ziemski

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Relationship training program available The NAS Pensacola chaplain’s office is offering the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 8.0 training designed to teach couples communication skills and ground rules for handling conflict; it also promotes intimacy. Training sessions are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, June 10, and Aug. 5 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634, NAS Pensacola. The sessions are open to any active duty member and spouse or fiancée. Civilian DoD employees and retired military are also welcome. For more information, call 452-2093, or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@navy.mil.

Secondhand boutique holding sale The Gem’s summer sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11-12 at 1901 North Palafox St. Quarterly sales at the upscale, secondhand boutique benefit support programs and services for patients and families under the Covenant Care family. For more information on how you can shop or donate to The Gem, go to www.choosecovenant.org or call 208-7138.

Jacksonian Guard ceremony planned

The inaugural Jacksonian Guard Colors Ceremony will be conducted each Saturday through Sept. 3 in Plaza Ferdinand. A student-only re-enactment group has been assembled to perform the ceremony, which will features soldiers, fifers and drummers performing in period 1821 uniforms and the lowering of a replica 23-star flag. For more information, call 466-5220.

Flag Day 5K scheduled in Gulf Breeze The Saint Sylvester Columbiette Women’s Organization is presenting a Flag Day 5K Run/Walk at 7:30 a.m. June 11 at Saint Sylvester Catholic Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway, in Gulf Breeze. A free breakfast will be served during the awards ceremony after the race. Early registration is $20 per person ($25 day of the race), $15 for active-duty military and $10 for children younger than 12. Proceeds will be donated to local military and civic charities. For more information, call 939-3020.

Vacation Bible School starts June 13 Warrington Baptist Church, 103 West Winthrop Ave., is offering Vacation Bible School (VBS) from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 13-17. Family night will be at 6 p.m. June 17. Bus pick-up is available. Call to register today or register online at warringtonbaptistchurch.org. For more information, call 4554578.

Coin club scheduled to meet June 16

Members of the Pensacola Coin Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 16 at Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurant, 630 North Navy Blvd. There will be a presentation on the inflation of currency. A coin auction will be conducted after the meeting. There is no cost to attend unless you plan to have dinner. For more information, call Mark Cummings at 332-6491.

NEX plans customer appreciation event

The Navy Exchange Mall, 5600 Highway 98 West, will present a customer appreciation event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18. The storewide celebration will feature workouts with Navy Fitness experts (Zumba and Spin), tastings and information from guest demonstrators and child friendly activities. Customers also can register to win prizes. For more information, call 453-5311 or go to www.mynavyexchange.com.

Dates announced for basketball camp

The 37th Chip Boes Championship Basketball Camp will feature three sessions at Malcolm Yonge Community Center, 925 East Jackson St. Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon June 20-24 and July 18-22. Cost is $85 per session. Multiple session and multiple camper discounts are available. For more information or to register, contact Chip Boes at 968-9299 or by e-mail at chipboes@gmail.com.

Reunion announced for USS Lexington

The annual reunion for the USS Lexington (CV 16) is scheduled for Sept 12-15 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. All past ship’s company, air wings, Marines and their families are welcome. For more information, go to usslexington cv16.com or contact Bob Dimonte by e-mail at bobdimo@cox.net or by phone at 492-3483.

Humane Society planning Doggie Bowl Individuals, teams and sponsors are invited to participate in the Pensacola Humane Society’s annual

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Navy Cup sailboat race scheduled The Navy Yacht Club’s Navy Cup Competition is scheduled for June 11-12 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). Individual performance handicap racing formula (PHRF) sailboats will be competing June 11 and small one-design sailboats will be sailing June 12. Early registration check-in will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 10 with the skipper’s meeting at 6 p.m. Race day registration will 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. June 11 with the first race starting 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 12 with a skipper’s briefing at 11 a.m. For more information, contact John Matthews, Navy Yacht Club commodore, by phone at 492-4802, 516-1580 (e-mail: johnmatthews@cox.net). For race information, contact Barry Pokorney (barry.pokorney@gmail) or Jim Parsons (jimparsons@bellsouth.net) or go to www.navypnsyc.org. Doggie Bowl scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 26 at Cordova Lanes. Teams of four to six people are $20 per person with shoe rental and door prize tickets included. Corporate sponsorships are available. For more information or entry forms, go to www.pensacolahumane.org or call 466-3945.

Workshop teaches suicide prevention

A SafeTALK workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon June 16 at the All Faiths Chapel, Bldg. 634. The workshop prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources. The workshop features videos that illustrate responses. Participants will be better able to: • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid talking about suicide. • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide and talk to them about suicide. • Apply the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe) to connect to a person with thoughts of suicide to a first aid intervention caregiver. The workshop is open to active-duty, DoD and civilian employees at NAS Pensacola, NASP Corry Station, Saufley Field and NAS Whiting Field. The uniform for this training is civilian attire. For more information, call the NAS Pensacola Chaplain’s office at 452-2093 or e-mail CREDO facilitator Tony Bradford at tony.bradford.ctr@ navy.mil.

PMOAA has scholarships available

The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be awarding scholarship grants to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of active-duty or retired military personnel (both officer and enlisted). To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident or grandchild of a resident of Escambia or Santa Rosa counties in Florida or Baldwin County in Alabama, and must have completed a minimum of one year at a college/university, with at least a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) if an undergraduate or 3.5 GPA if a graduate student, for the two preceding semesters (fall of 2015 and spring of 2016) as a full time student. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15, and can be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance in applying, contact retired Navy Cmdr. Vann Milheim by phone at 969-9715 or by e-mail at vann.milheim@att.net.

Firecracker 5K scheduled for July 2 The annual Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida Firecracker 5K run, walk and wheelchair race is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. July 2 at Seville Quarter. At the conclusion of the 5K, children are invited to participate in the free “Rock Our Socks” fun run. Registration for the 5K is $27 until June 29 and late registration is $32. Packet pick-up will be noon to 6 p.m. June 30 at the Ronald McDonald House and noon to 6 p.m. July 1 at Apple Annie’s inside Seville Quarter. Late packet pick-up and registration will be from 6 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. July 2 at Seville Quarter. Only participants registered for the 5K by midnight on June 16 are guaranteed a T-shirt in their size. You can reg-

ister online until midnight June 29. For more information, go to www.rmhcnwfl.org or call 477-2273.

NASP offering Vacation Bible School NAS Pensacola’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. July 25-29 at the J.B. McKamey Center, Bldg. 634. Registration forms are available at Bldg. 634. All children of Pensacola area military, ages 4 to those entering the sixth grade in the coming school year, are invited to embark on an adventure scouring the mysterious fathoms of the deep sea. Children will have an interactive experience as they study scripture, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. Children can also share with other children by bringing canned food or dry goods throughout the week. The food will be donated to the local food bank. For more information, call 452-2342.

Small business workshops announced

The Florida Small Business Development Center at (FSBDC) the University of West Florida is presenting the following workshops: • “Steps to Starting a Business” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon June 21 at the Greater Pensacola Chamber, 117 West Garden St. Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Attendance fee is $35. To register, call 4742528 go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu and click on “Training Opportunities.” • A lunch and learn program entitled “Commercial Leasing” is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. June 14. at the Greater Pensacola Chamber, 117 West Garden St. Learn about commercial real estate leasing for tenants. Understand the negotiation points that tip the scales back to the tenant’s favor. There is no fee for this workshop, but pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches. For further information, or to register call 474-2528 or go to www.sbdc.uwf.edu.

Golf tournament scheduled for June 25 The Escambia Christian School Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 25 at Cypress Lake Golf Club, 2365 Old Chemstrand Road, in Cantonment,. The range will open at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start (scramble format) is scheduled for 1 p.m. A meal will be provided after the tournament. Cost is $50 each. Fees and donations will be paid on day of tournament. Registration deadline is June 20. For more information, contact Joe Wilson by June 20 by e-mail at jaw@whsf-law.com.

Senior Club meeting to be June 21 The monthly meeting of the Pensacola State College (PSC) Senior Club is scheduled for June 21 at the main campus in the Student Center, Bldg. 5. The social period begins at 2 p.m. with light refreshments. Entertainment will start at 2:30 p.m. for about 30 minutes, followed by a short business meeting. The club is open to all Florida residents who are 60 and older. The dues are $10 per year. For more information, call 471-1113.

Dancers can take summer workshop Pensacola State College’s 35th annual Summer Dance Workshop is scheduled for June 20-25 on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd. On-campus registration for ages 10 years through adult continues through June 21 in the Registration Office, Bldg. 2. The workshop showcase concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 24, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Bldg. 8, and is free for workshop attendees. Students may earn college credit and audition for scholarships. Cost varies depending on class selection, number of classes selected and residency. For more information, contact LaVonne French by phone at 484-1809 or by e-mail at lfrench@pensacolastate.edu; or go to www.pensacolastate.edu/danceworkshops.

Students can sign up for cyber camps Elementary and middle school students will have an opportunity to learn basic cybersecurity skills in a fun environment at one of the Summer Cyber Camps being presented by the AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter. The camps run Monday through Friday with half day sessions, and will be held at Global Business Solutions on West Michigan Avenue. Space is limited to 12 students per week, with a fee of $50 per student. Much of the cost of curriculum, supplies and other camp expenses are being covered by sponsor donations from the CyberThon event for high school and college students held in January. Elementary camps are scheduled for June 27-July 1 and July 18-22. Middle school camp are scheduled for July 11-15 and July 25-29. For full event information and online registration, go to, www.afceapensacola.org/index.php/events/ summer-cyber-camps.

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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.

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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 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. “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,” recalled 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,” 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 Ameri-

cans. 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.

Roeder – Iranian hostage crisis. Now-retired 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.”

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NETPDC recognizes VolEd program analyst as its Civilian of the Quarter Story by Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Public Affairs

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he Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) named Catherine Waters as the Civilian of the Quarter (CoQ) for the second quarter of 2016 at an all hands ceremony May 25. Waters serves as a program analyst in the Navy College Management Information System (NCMIS) Program Office in Virginia Beach, Va. Her nomination and selection were based on efforts improving the performance of the business processes and information technology used to support Sailors with their education and professional development. “I’m honored to be selected as the NETPDC CoQ,� said Waters. “While the Civilian of the Quarter recognizes the efforts of a person, is rarely success achieved as a solo act. I am fortunate to work with many talented individuals in the Navy College Program, who

inspire me to work hard for the betterment of Sailors.� Water’s supervisor, Lt. Cmdr. Mark Wadsworth, deputy director of the Navy College Program for the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center, said that she is a highly sought-after member for every Voluntary Education (VolEd) Department working group. “Cathe spearheaded the development of the Base Access Standard Operating Procedures that are now used by academic institutions needing access to Naval Bases in the continental United States,� said Wadsworth. “Her efforts are having a positive im-

pact on access to academic programs for our Sailors.� At the award ceremony, NETPDC Commanding Officer, Capt. Lee Newton said he is reminded on a daily basis of how much skill and determination the talented civilian professionals on the VolEd staff bring to the Navy. “Ms. Waters is an outstanding example of how hard work and dedication can have a profound impact on our Sailors – an impact that will be felt not just for now, but one that will pay big dividends in the future,� said Newton. Without her dedication to business processes including the Tuition Assistance

Catherine Waters, NETPDC CoQ for the second quarter of 2016, receives her certificate from NETPDC Commanding Officer Capt. Lee Newton. U.S. Navy photo

Waiver process, many Sailors’ education would be prolonged or unnecessarily delayed.� NETPDC, located on board NAS Pensacola’s Saufley Field, provides products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development, and personnel advancement

throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the VolEd Department, the Navy Advancement Center and the resources departmanagement ment. Get the latest information on Navy enlisted advancement by visiting Navy Voluntary Educa-

on Facebook: tion https://www. facebook. com/NavyVoluntary Education . Additional information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center can be found via: https:// www. netc. navy.mil/ netpdtc/Default.htm.

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stamp dedication ceremony was held June 2 at Gulf Islands National Seashore Naval Live Oaks Headquarters building in Gulf Breeze. The stamp featuring a photograph of a heron, a longlegged water bird with a wingspan that can exceed six feet, is the ninth of 16 Forever Stamp images being revealed over a three-week period to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. The photograph for the Islands National Gulf Seashore stamp is by John Funderburk of Hernando, Fla.

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cal Park, Mount Rainier National Park, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Two other local events are planned to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary: • The Aug. 14 Blue Wahoos home game will be National Park Night with a beach theme. Stop by the Gulf Islands National Seashore to pick up your free military annual pass (just show military ID). Fourth graders are eligible to get a free annual Every Kid in a Park pass when they present a voucher printed

from the Every Kid in A Park website: https://www.everykid inapark.gov/get-yourpass/fourth-grader. • A Birthday Bash is scheduled for 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Naval Live Oaks headquarters in Gulf Breeze to celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service. Join park officials and volunteers for a celebration with cake and juice. The Gulf Islands National Seashore offers many activities and places to explore. The seashore’s areas in Florida and Mississippi offer unique experiences. For more information about Gulf Islands National Seashore, go to https:// www.nps.gov/guis/index.htm.

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Visitors to the Gulf Islands National Seashore can relax on the beach or take advantage of a variety of free ranger programs.

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Gulf Islands National Seashore is offering several free ranger programs in June. Featured programs include: • Legacy in Brick & Mortar: 12:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visitors should meet at Advanced Redoubt at NAS Pensacola. The 30 minute program involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps. • Guardian of the Gulf: 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visitors should meet at the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center at NAS Pensacola. The 30 minute program involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps.

• Stories of Survival: 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visitors should meet at the Fort Pickens Museum. The 30 minute program offers fun for families (children must be accompanied by an adult) and involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps. • Garrison for Freedom: 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visitors should meet at the entrance to Fort Pickens. The 30minute program involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways and steps. • Totally Turtles: 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visitors should meet at the Fort Pickens Museum. The 30-minute talk is accessible for all (children must be accompanied by an adult). • Bird Walk: 8 a.m. tomor-

row, June 11. Visitors should meet at the Fort Pickens Visitor Center. • Kayaking 101: Reservations are required; call 9165670. All equipment is provided for the 90-minute program. All participants must weigh at least 50 pounds. Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous and marine habitat. There is an entrance fee to some areas and schedules can vary. For additional information, contact the national seashore at 934-2600. For more inforation, go to www.nps.gov/guis.

At the movies FRIDAY

“Ratchet and Clank” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Captain America: Civil War” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Money Monster,” R, 5:30 p.m.; “The Nice Guys,” R, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Ratchet and Clank” (2D), PG, 11 a.m.; “Captain America: Civil War” (3D), PG-13, 1 p.m.; “Central Intelligence,” PG-13, 5 p.m. (free admission); “Captain America: Civil War” (2D), PG-13, noon and 3 p.m.; “The Nice Guys,” R, 6 p.m.; “Money Monster,” R, 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Captain America: Civil War” (3D), PG-13, noon; “Ratchet and Clank” (3D), PG, 3 p.m.; “Money Monster,” R, 5 p.m.; “The Nice Guys,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Ratchet and Clank” (2D), PG, 1 p.m.; “Captain America: Civil War” (2D), PG-13, 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY,

“Ratchet and Clank” (3D), PG, 5 p.m.; Captain America: Civil War” (3D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “Money Monster,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “The Nice Guys,” R, 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Ratchet and Clank” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Captain America: Civil War” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Nice Guys,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Money Monster,” R, 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Free admission to all movies: “The Lego Movie,” PG, noon and 2:30 p.m.; “Zootopia,” PG, 5 p.m.; “Elvis and Nixon,” R, 7:30 p.m.; “Mother’s Day,” PG-13, 1 p.m.; “The Huntsman: Winter War,” PG-13, 4 p.m.; “Keanu,” R, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY

“Ratchet and Clank” (2D), PG, 5 p.m.; “Captain America: Civil War” (2D), PG-13, 7 p.m.; “The Nice Guys,” R, 5:10 p.m.; “Money Monster,” R, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

TheNASPMorale,WelfareandRecreation (MWR)departmenthasanumberofupcomingeventsandactivities.Formoreinformation, call452-3806,ext.3100,orgototheMWR websiteatwww.navymwrpensacola.com. • Swimming lessons: Pool and beaches are open for the summer and registration is open for swimming lessons. Several classes are available throughout the summer at Mustin and Corry Station pools. Class registration is filled on a • Youth Sports pro first come, first camp: Regisfootball serve basis. For is open for a free tration more information, contact the MWR pro football camp with Aquatics Depart- kicker Graham Gano ment at 452-9429. scheduled for July 19• Summer Day 20 at NASP Barrancas Camps: Weekly Ball Field. You can find camps, continue registration forms under through Aug. 9. Youth Sports on MWR From 6 a.m. to 6 webpage (www.navy p.m. at NASP mwrpensacola.com/). Youth Center; You should return from 5 a.m. to 7 the registration forms p.m. at NASP to NASP or Corry StaCorry Station tion youth centers, or completed School Age Care. e-mail registration forms to ages 5 For y.center@mchsi.com. (kindergarten) to 12. Pre-register at www.militarychildcare.com. For information, call 452-2417 or 453-6310. • Captain’s Cup Sports: Includes track and field, racquetball, softball, swimming, dodge ball, billiards. For more information, call NAS Pensacola Sports Department at 452-4391 or 452-4392 or Corry Station Sports Department at 452-6520. For details on events, go to www.navymwrpensacola. com/events. • Junior FUNdamental Clinics: 9 a.m. Saturday from June 11 to June 25 and July 9 to July 23 at A.C. Read Golf Course. Young players (ages 5-10) can to pick up a new skill this summer. Cost if $60. For more information, call 452-2454. • Get Golf Ready Clinics: For five weeks throughout the summer, PGA golf professionals will teach you the basics of the golf swing at A.C. Read Golf Course at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Clinic dates are Mondays from July 4 to Aug. 1 or Aug. 15 to Sept. 12; Wednesdays from July 6 to Aug. 3 or Aug. 17 to Sept. 14; and Fridays July 8 to Aug. 5 or Aug. 19 to Sept. 16. Register at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/ACReadGolfClub. For more information, call 4522454. • Auditions announced: For those with children interested in the theater auditions scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 25 at the NASC Theater, Bldg. 633. The Missoula Children’s Theatre production will be “Sleeping Beauty.” About 50 to 60 children will be cast to appear. After a week of rehearsals, the performance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 30. For information, contact the Youth Center at 452-2417.

Liberty activities Liberty program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular events are scheduled at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex. You must sign up in advance for off-base trips. For more information, call 452-2372 or go to http://naspensacolamwr.com/singsail/liberty.htm.

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If you are a victim of sexual assault, it is not your fault. Help for victims of sexual assault in the DoD community is a call, click or text away: The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisis support and information by trained staff. Call: (877) 995-5247; click: www.SafeHelpline.org; or text: 55-247, CONUS; (202) 470-5546, OCONUS (may be extra charges for OCONUS). The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides prevention, intervention and a 24/7/365 response to non-intimate partner adult victims of sexual assault. Active-duty and adult family member sexual assault victims have a choice of reporting options, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted reporting allows victim to have an advocate, seek medical care, counseling, legal services, safety interventions and/or transfer, etc. To access an unrestricted report, the victim may report to his/her chain-ofcommand, security/law enforcement, NCIS, SAPR VA, SARC, or others. NCIS shall be notified by the CO and/or the VA/SARC in unrestricted cases to begin investigation. Investigation results are provided to the offender’s CO for appropriate action/disposition. Restricted reporting allows a victim to have a confidential report, which does not trigger command or law enforcement notification and the victim may have a SAPR VA and seek medical care and/or counseling. To access restricted reporting, the victim may disclose his/her sexual assault only to the SARC, a current SAPR VA, a health care professional and/or a chaplain. To contact the NASP 24/7 Victim Advocate, call 449-9231/2. For the Civilian Victim Advocate, call 293-4561. To contact the duty SARC, call the SARC cell at 554-5606.

NAS Pensacola Protestant • Worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Chapel choir, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Contemporary service, 6 p.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Training Air Wing Six Bible Study, 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Griffith Hall student lounge. • Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.B. McKamey Center. Roman Catholic • Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Bldg. 1982. • Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel. • Confessions: 30 minutes before services. Latter Day Saints • Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, All Faiths Chapel. • Meeting: 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Thursday, J.B. McKamey Center. For information, call 452-2341. NASP Corry Station Protestant • Adult Bible study, 9 a.m. Sunday, fellowship hall vice conference room. • Chapel choir, 9 a.m. Sunday, choir room vice sanctuary. • Worship service, 10 a.m. Sunday. • Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

• Contemporary worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at 7:30 p.m. • Bible study and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fellowship hall. Latter Day Saints • Service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Roman Catholic • Mass, noon Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 452-6376. NAS Whiting Field Chapel Roman Catholic • Mass, 11 a.m. Friday. Protestant • Bible study, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. • Weekly chapel service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 623-7212. More services Jewish • B’nai Israel Synagogue, 1829 North Ninth Ave., services 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 433-7311. • Temple Beth El, 800 North Palafox St., services 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. first Friday of each month). For information, call 438-3321 or go to http://templebethelof pensacola.org. Seventh-day Adventist • Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1080 North Blue Angel Parkway, Bible studies at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Saturday. For information, call 4533442.

The NASP Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), 151 Ellyson Ave., Bldg. 625, is offering the following: • Emergency Preparedness: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 24, July 1 and July 29. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep you, your family and your pets safe. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. For information or to register for the workshop, call 452-5609. • U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs e-benefits workshop: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 15 and July 20. A resource guide to all online veteran’s benefits. Open to all military veterans and military family members. To register or for more information, call 4525609. • Couples Communication Workshop: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 15 and June 22. Two-session workshop will teach skills to increase chance of your relationship being successful. Reg-

istration required. For more information, call 452-5609. • Sun and Splash Playgroup: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 23 and July 28, Lighthouse Terrace. For more information, call 4525609. • AmVets ... Understanding Your VA Benefits: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 30. The veterans service organization, AMVETS (or American Veterans), sponsors numerous programs that offer help to veterans and their families. To register or for more information, call 452-5609. • Parenting ages 6 to 12 years: 10 a.m. to noon July 11 and July 18. Six sessions. For information or to register, call 452-5990 or 452-5609. • First Time Parents Class: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 12. Parenting tips that every new or beginner parent needs to know. This class will provide tips and techniques to help you care for your newborn. For more information or to register, call 452-5609.

Community Outreach If you are interested in participating in some volunteer activities, contact the NASP Community Outreach office. The Community Outreach office also keeps track of volun-

teer hours. You need to report any hours of volunteer work to receive due recognition. For more information, call 452-2532 or e-mail nasp_ comm_outreach@Navy.mil.

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MARKETPLACE Publication date every Friday except Christmas and New Years Deadline to place an ad is noon Monday, the week of the publication. Place your ad online at www.gosportpensacola. com Place your ad by phone at 850-433-1166 ext. 29 Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm

motor • merchandise • employment • real estate • and more! Garage Sales Estate sale: 6/11 and 6/12. 8 am to 5 pm. 7832 Montego Drive, 32526. All must go. Garage sale: June 11, 7 am – 4 pm. 5177 Chocotaw Avenue at Perdido Bay Golf Club. Moving sale: exercise equipment, bedroom sets, plus other items. Bayou Place Subdivision, 2951 Creole Way. Call Jimmy Jones @ 637-1428. Announcements

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6 cuft. wheelbar- White Kohler row, $35. 944- Deerfield sink. Double sink, drop 5763 in. Porcelain over Navy officer’s cast iron. Like sword. Beauti- new, no scratches fully etched. or dents, comes Brass fittings with in replacement 24-carat gold packaging. $225 plating. Scab- OBO. 850-776bard, cloth bag, 5158. leather carry case, sword belt. $250. R e m i n g t o n Model 597 850-492-6968. .22 Cal. MagGE gas stove, num semi-auto w/walnut microwave dish- rifle washer, side by stock. Simmons side fridge, white. scope, sling, 6 $500. 850-492- magazines, 100 rounds. Excellent 9811. condition. $300 Naval Aviation firm. Positive ID 850framed prints, required. Vietnam. Enter- 484-8998. prise on Yankee Leather loveseat Stadium 34x44. USS DeHaven es- $200 in excellent corting USS Cor- condition. Call al Sea @Tonkin 8 5 0 - 6 0 7 - 2 2 9 4 Gulf 39x31. Art- for more information. ist R.G. Smith see photos: p e n s a c o l a . Auto Auto

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I have 2 Cemetery Plots 4-sale @ Memory Park Cemetery in Milton Fl. I will trade something of equal value or cash. Please call phone 850-626- c r a i g s l i s t . o rg / Corvette. 4710 For more art/5542437987. ‘90 Good condihtml. information. tion, 117k, maHot tub seats roon, Glasstop, Articles for Sale f i v e . 8 5 0 - 4 5 5 - Bra, Cold AC, 6spd, Kenwood Official flight 2966. CD, Avg NADA gear for your man cave mannequin Men’s clothes, $12,600. Asking jet pilot flight hel- size 3X. 850-455- $9500. 453-4769. met with many 2966. 2004 Nissan unique patches. Flight jacket G- Small boat and Altima. 50,000 Extra Suit exposure large bird cage. miles. clean. Asking suit, etc. $350 for 850-455-2966. $6250. 850-261all. 497-1167. Cobia aluminum 0305. Anchor retriever stand. 75.75” x buoy and stain- 93.5” $500. 850- 2014 Ford Escape. Excellent less steel hard- 221-4399. condition, new ware. New condiCall tion, never used. 18 ft. Lung warranty. Good way to save aluminum boat. Patty or George expensive Dan- $1600. 850-221- 850-712-0987, or 334-782-9572. forth anchor. $30. 4399. 417-1694. Buick Samsung UN- 2003 85K Snapper season 60JS7000 SUHD LeSabre, is here, get ready: Smart TV. Pur- miles. Very Good Penn Senator chased new in Condition, white 113-H high-speed November 2015. with gray inte4/0 reel. With full Includes a 3 year rior. $3,400. Call roller guide rod. warranty. Asking 850-501-0433. $775. Please call $60. 454-9486. Motorcycles Motorcycles 251-424-7302. Craftsman lawnmower, 22”, large Total Gym. Like 2007 883 Harley rear wheels in new, comes with Sportster. Diaback and bagger. many accessories. mond ice. Under $125. 850-776- 4K miles. No $110. 944-5763. scratches. Harley 5158. windshield, Har-

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Home for sale: Brick 4BR/2BA split plan home. Located at 6204 Chickadee Pass, 32503. $216,000 Misc Misc. on Zillow. 21’ Sea Ox + 1 ( 8 1 3 ) 5 6 3 Center Console 6131. Boat. $8500. Johnson 175hp Lots Lots. two-stroke motor. Good condi- 2 side x side really nice aption. See craigslist ad. Call Bill proved lots. Gulf access canal in858-254-3989. cluded. Boating/ Toy Hauler, Fishing. ID 2015 Grand De- MLS sign Momentum. C7222850. Call Ramp converts to 860-567-4604. party deck. Can sleep 6. $79,750. 850-602-1301. Real Estate Rental 3BR/2BA. Living room, family room, kitchen/dining. Carport, fenced backyard. Close to bases and hospital. $835/ month, deposit $725. 850-9684130. For Sale For Sale Newly renovated 2200sf 4BR/3BA home. Hardwood floors! Washer/ dryer included. Close to military bases, quiet neighborhood. $1200/month. Available June 1. Kevin or Savannah 850291-1653, norrisk73@yahoo. com. FSBO: brick home 1700 sqft. Split bedroom. Fireplace. All new floors, all new kitchen. One 1 acre land. Cantonment. Call anytime: Mike @850-491-6567, Tess @850-5294899.

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